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Dev Posted: Sat, Apr 25 2009 5:49 AM

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3vi1 replied on Sat, Apr 25 2009 11:56 AM

A damned good deal for anyone that doesn't already own those games.

Unfortunately, I can't play any of those games for more than 10 minutes without getting sick to my stomach.  Oddly, I can play CounterStrike Source zombie mods for hours on end (probably because I just set up barricades and hold off the zombies instead of running around).

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Dev replied on Sat, Apr 25 2009 2:46 PM

I bought it just there now, cost in total (incl VAT) €9.99, so whatever that is in dollars I guess. Also because I already had Half Life 2 I'm allowed give it as a gift to a friend.

 

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$9.99 here in the US. I was wondering why there were so many new people on the servers last night. If anyone picks this up let me know we will play some Team Fortress some time.

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Dev replied on Sat, Apr 25 2009 6:20 PM

Yeah, its $9.99, sorry for the inaccuracy. I converted from pounds and forgot to include the tax rate. So I guess £5 = $8; +$2 (tax) = $9.99.

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Dev:

Yeah, its $9.99, sorry for the inaccuracy. I converted from pounds and forgot to include the tax rate. So I guess £5 = $8; +$2 (tax) = $9.99.

We don't pay tax on online stuff here(at least in most states) I think it is just priced different. Still $9.99 is great considering I though it was a deal when it came out for $50.

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3vi1 replied on Sun, Apr 26 2009 2:51 PM

Okay... at $10, even I couldn't resist buying it.  I'll probably only ever use it to test for Wine regressions, but maybe the kids will play it.  :p

Here's one thing I didn't know about Steam:  If you buy a bundle package like this, and you already own some of the games (I already owned HL2, because it came with a video card I bought ages ago), steam allows you to "gift" a copy of that game to another account.  So I gifted HL2 to my wife's steam account and kept all the other stuff on mine.

I still don't like that you can't use multiple games from the same account concurrently on two computers, but I guess they don't want groups of friends to create "lending library" style accounts.

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Cool. You should totally get TF2 running and do all the hard work for me. J/K I have not had time to mess with it, but I'll get it running.

 I do have to admit that I usually install games on me and the girlfriends rig and we play at the same time. I think in the long run though I will be spending less on steam because idk how many times Jen had gotten Sims 2 and lost one of the disks.

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Apr 27 2009 8:44 AM

I beat Portal last night.  Level 18 made me yak, but other than that it's a really great game.

It's surprisingly short though.  Without knowing anything about it, and with taking several breaks, I figured my way through it in three hours or so.  It's a great part of the total package, but I see why they had to add all those bonus puzzles to keep people that bought the 360 version from feeling ripped off.

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Yeah it is short. IDK about the 360 version, but there is a decent modding community making a lot of good maps. It is quite entertaining while it lasts though and I can't wait to see how it plugs into the Half Life world. You get a small hint in EP2, but that is it.

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Apr 27 2009 6:14 PM

"Maybe Black Mesa?  Ha ha.  Fat Chance!"

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