Steam Summer Sale: Day 8

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AravindaChoo

Steam Sales... Draining my wallet. So. Addicting. 4 packs good for giveaways, crazy wild price flux - gotta love it.

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The Mac

Thank god its over, i dont think my wallet could take another day...

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vrmlbasic

I bought the 4 pack of Torchlight II for 15 bucks. It'll probably suck, but it has a bona fide coop mode and my gaming friends and I are suckers for that.

Seriously Steam, get that RE6 down to 10 bucks and then we'll talk.

What I don't like about this sale is how the prices fluctuate so wildly: I snagged another copy of BL2 for 10 bucks and now it costs 20. That's brutal.

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leetNightshade

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...where in the hell did you get the idea Torchlight II would probably suck? If you liked Diablo, this is what Diablo III should have been like, I've heard. Torchlight 2 is a great game, and it's the first of it's kind I've played, and I've loved it. And many other people seem to think so as well. It does not, suck.

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vrmlbasic

I've heard that it was patently horrible since Day 1 but I'm willing to give it a shot as I'm a big fan of coop and there aren't exactly many coop games on PC.

So you haven't played Diablo?

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leetNightshade

No, I've only been into PC gaming in the last 4.5 years or so, and as I play modern games it's hard to go back and enjoy some of the "classics", since some don't age as well as others. Also, I haven't heard anything good about Diablo 3, so haven't even looked into it.

Have you? Do you highly recommend it?

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The Mac

its awesome, but a bit shorter than TL1...

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PCWolf

Any fool who says we don't need Gigabyte Internet obviously has not experienced a Steam Sale & has been hanging around Facebook too long.

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thedo114

Tell me about it, I have 400 GB of game to download. Good thing my internet provider has an unlimited download plan.

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vrmlbasic

I thought that download caps only applied to mobile broadband and Comcast (ugh). I would not be able to survive with a data cap :(

Verizon is far, far from perfect but FiOS continues to be the superior internet choice.

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thedo114

No, in Canada almost every internet provider has a very low data cap. Mine was at 150 GB before I "upgraded" to get unlimited download and upload. At least i get a decent speed with 30 MB/s and around 4-5 MB/s in steam.

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Damnlogin

LOL yea. I bought about 12 games and the DLCs to go with them. That's like 300gb in itself.

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The Mac

damn...

couldnt resist risen 2 and all the dlc for $7.49

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vrmlbasic

Ouch and I thought my 5.3 MB/sec download speed from Steam was too slow. Sub 1Mbps is a crime.

Speaking of crimes, Resident Evil 6 should be in the $10 range for this sale. I want to pick up another copy to coop it but not for $20. It's a half-baked PC port and it requires playing through a horrible (and unskippable) "interactive movie" segment before you can coop or even get to the real menu for the game.

XCom is down to 10 bucks again (at which price I bought it) so why isn't this?

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TheMissingPiece

Oh god... that first world problem is exactly what I've been having. I'm on 768kbps internet right now, thanks to my ancient house's infrastructure, and it's been taking me 3 days to download Sleeping Dogs. I actually had to reinstall Win8 recently (thanks, buggy Win8.1!) and it took so long to update that I had to bring my entire rig to my local library to mooch of the internet there, and I still didn't have time to finish my download of Sleeping Dogs!

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John Pombrio

Hard wire the modem to your PC if you can. I dislike WiFi for anything but the simplest task. A couple hundred feet of RJ45 cable and a cheap female to female adapter should reach anyplace in a house.

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TheMissingPiece

Oh, no, it's not that. My house is so old that my ISP literally can't give me better service.

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dgrmouse

This doesn't make sense. I've gotta' believe it's just a shoddy ISP failing to inform you on the truth.

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severnia

is it your house [wiring] or the location of your house? If you are running old wiring, buy some cat5 and run it from the phone box on the side of the house to a new jack next to your modem,and ask your phone company to instal a whole house DSL filter to keep its signals off the rest of your wiring. If you dont use it for anything else (like a landline) then disconenct it and be done. use one pair, and tie the other 3 pairs all to earth ground in the box. i did this way back on dial up and went from a shaky 21-28k to a consistent 52k, it should help DSL a fair bit as well. If it is distance from the branch exchange based on your location, well, sorry, but i have been in that boat before.

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vrmlbasic

Doing any work for DSL doesn't seem worthwhile as even at its fastest DSL is still too slow to be of use. 1.5 Mbps is the fastest I believe I've seen DSL offered at and that is too slow. Shoot, 1.5MBps is too slow.

I understand the suck of DSL too well: even though my county is little more than a bedroom community for the blight that is DC half of it (maybe more) has little more than DSL for "broadband" options.

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dgrmouse

12 Mbps DSL is pretty common in metro areas. A lot of ISPs also offer faster VDLS, DSL over ISDN, and bonded 12mb lines. Still, DSL is almost never as reliably fast as cable. I believe that Mediacom is the only cable provider with satisfaction rates lower than /any/ of the DSL vendors.

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The Mac

We switched from cable to DSL in my office

it lasted a week before we switched back.

it was supposedly guaranteed 5Mb.

It was sloooowwwww and laggy.