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Defeat the admins details!

OK, if you've been in the chat room you probably know that it's impossible to post anything at all over there. Anyway here we go, the IP is: 91.121.11.15:27015 password: kurwamac (PASSWORD WILL BE HERE AT 8 PM) We will be playing cp_dustbowl only. Open console with ~ and type "connect 91.121.11.15:27015; password kurwamac" (without " of course). Admins (and friends in alphabetic order): _dii_ Dur'Rean jihard_trawa mejk SEebs stranded…

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Specials in the Steam store!

Valve added a very useful tab on the main page of the Steam store: Right now when you're looking for something cheap on Steam (like all Europeans do these days...) you can easily spot something fun over there and won't need to look through the whole store or Steam forums to get a good deal. In addition you can subscribe to their latest RSS channel called Weekly Sales Charts. Subscribe…

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Left 4 Dead 2 – more info

The players are a little marvel, when at a conference the company Microsoft has shown the continuation of Valve game Left 4 Dead - suddenly after a few months ago appeared on the "number one". The creators explain, however, that they do not want to do (already) in a series of tasiemca. Chet Faliszek from Valve declares: "First Left 4 Dead, had a few things already in the grounds that…

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ARMA II Coming to Steam, (DO NOT) Pre-Purchase Now!

ARMA II is coming to Steam. Seems like they keep doing what they're doing best - still ripping off their customers. If you check on the Internet for ARMA II prices you will quickly find that this game is around 25-30€ in most stores I've checked. But on Steam we have a discount (!) of approximately 2 dollars/2 euros - $=€ for them after all right? ARMA II on Steam:…

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Unreal Tournament 3 – another free weekend with huge update (co-op mods included!).

Unreal Tournament 3 Black now also includes the recently released Patch 2.1 with even more fixes and upgrades such as award progress when using custom maps and characters, mod support enhancements, various gameplay tweaks and bug fixes, and additional user interface improvements. In addition to Epic's internal efforts to support Unreal Tournament 3, mod authors all over the world have created new levels, characters, weapons, vehicles and total conversions for…

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Battle Forge – free game

So it's being sold on Steam for 50€. http://store.steampowered.com/app/24760/ BattleForge is an online real-time strategy (RTS) game. In the game players are Skylords, beings with god-like powers that summon legendary creatures to do their bidding. Creatures, units, spells and buildings are represented by virtual trading cards, which are brought to life in the game through cutting edge animated graphics, with DirectX 10.1 support. And since today you can play this…

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EU Commission proposal wants two-year guarantee for games

Pretty interesting read: European game developers are up in arms about a recent EU Commission proposal that, if approved, would require devs to abide by the EU Sales and Guarantees Directive, a rule that mandates "a minimum 2-year guarantee on tangible movable consumer goods." While this guarantee sounds great for consumers, Dr. Richard Wilson, head of game developer advocacy group Tiga, is worried it may "stifle new ideas as [fusion_builder_container…

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Steam Unpowered launching on Twitter!

OK I admit it, some of my earlier posts on the Steam Unpowered website were too personal so right now everything a bit more aggressive or just simply strictly not that 1€ ≠ 1$ will be posted on the Twitter account. If you have an account on it feel free to follow us! Thanks. To read the latest updates simply click on the Twitter logo below! There is probably one…

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Get a free game on Steam!

Edit: The free key for Speedball 2 is no longer available for everyone to generate. However if you are from Poland and if you have an account on CD Action's forum you can request for a key (using Polish language only) by messaging user called Speedball2. ------------- Always wanted to play Speedball 2 but never had a chance? Now you can get a free key! Just enter your e-mail address,…

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Universe at War weekend deal fail

  Update: After long fight, I did get a refund (second time in my life)! ------------------------------------------------------------- So, this is like the first game I bought since February on Steam. I was happy that finally something I would want to play was on weekend deal and for a decent price of 4.99€. After few hours of downloading (over 5GB), I finally launched my brand new game. First the screen goes black...for…

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PCGames.de – Steam survey results

Thanks to Typhoon.CommanderCool we can take a look at the survey results. Download a PDF file by clicking here! Note: German only, if someone could translate it into English it would be great, my German isn't very good. Update: English here!

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Killing Floor – different prices all over Europe?

Thanks to Rad86 for this thread on our forums: click I just find out that € price in european countries differs.. I tried german and norwegian(de,no..) pay 13,49€ for the game while the full price is 17,99€ And in my country, Poland and also e.g. Hungary we pay 11,24€ and the full price is 14,99€ think am rly loosing it maybe there was sum1 already talking about it, for that…

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Complete Steam survey for PCGames.de!

Hi, just read about it here: German version (original): click English version: click But what do you think about Steam? Like the current trend? What are the strengths of the software, where the weaknesses? In a large survey, we want to know your opinion. The results we process in a major report on the gaming platform, which we in the next issue of PC games will print. As you see…

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Przelicznik cen

Only for Polish users. Od jakiegoś czasu miałem zamiar umieścić na stronie arkusz Excel'a pozwalający na szybkie przeliczenie oraz porównanie cen w Steam, D2D i Impulse. Arkusz ten powstał zaraz po wprowadzeniu przez VALVE € i przeszedł dość poważne zmiany od tego czasu. Nie będę się rozpisywał bo nie ma o czym, sami zobaczcie a w razie wątpliwości/pytań piszcie na forum lub w komentarzach. Aby pobrać arkusz rozwiń niusa.

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Biggest rip off so far? 19.99USD = 49.99EUR!

While browsing Steam forums I found something: Originally Posted by supernaut Oh lord, this one takes the cake... Quantum of Solace - $19.99/€49.99 Dollar zone gets a price cut and Euro zone pays original price and in Euros. What is that, 250% higher ? Originally Posted by SniperFox LOL €49.99 = $65.77 $65.77 / $19.99 = 329% 329% more expensive. Originally Posted by Heinold One little correction, $19.99 + VAT…

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Braid

If you like games like Mario Brothers go ahead and buy Braid on Steam. The author made it clear (on his blog or something) that he wants those prices to be equal around the world. And guess what, they are! Although this IS weird: Edit: The prices are equal, don't forget we, European folks, always had to pay the VAT. Excluding Norway and other non-VAT-paying countries.

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Getting Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor for 28 dollars (soon: 30 dollars)

To those who have Company of Heroes already bought through Steam, I offer you the following way of acquiring CoHToV for 28 dollars (as soon as the offer ends: 30 dollars). Buy it off Impulse Driven. http://www.impulsedriven.com/cohtov As soon as you've bought the game, just input the serial key you get through the mail right into the game, either by going to the register product menu or by clicking on…

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Another failure…

Company of Heroes just got released on Steam... If you're wondering, yes, it's cheaper on Impulse (source). BTW: http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?p=3465803#post3465803 Complain at Steam but not here, we dont make any prices.

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Not only € = $…

According to Valve: 7.1GB = 3.3GB ... Oh and you may think? WTF why 7GB? Well Steam cannot use diffs. All patches for Company of Heroes (and a bunch of other games) use diffs, diffs (I guess it's from the word: difference) are files that look for original files and add new content to them. But Steam needs all files redownloaded all over again after every patch, it cannot add…

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