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Title: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 23, 2021, 06:40:41 PM
Another round of sales....not really looking for anything, but who knows.....
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 23, 2021, 08:28:27 PM
I actually do have a list of 5-7 titles that I am interested in this time around, at the right discounts.

Loins...moistening!
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: ArizonaTank on June 23, 2021, 08:44:40 PM
I actually do have a list of 5-7 titles that I am interested in this time around, at the right discounts.

Loins...moistening!

I have been holding fire on a few titles as well...waiting to see if they go on sale
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 23, 2021, 08:53:32 PM
I feel refreshed that I am excited about several titles again.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Sir Slash on June 23, 2021, 08:54:24 PM
Me too. I've been resting so I don't strain my mouse-clicking finger.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: SirAndrewD on June 23, 2021, 09:17:00 PM
I actually do have a list of 5-7 titles that I am interested in this time around, at the right discounts.

Loins...moistening!

I don't think Shower with Your Dad Simulator or I am Bread are dropping too much this cycle.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: JasonPratt on June 23, 2021, 10:46:30 PM
I've been holding back on new purchases for a while, being in retirement(ish) mode. Will probably continue, as the new job opportunity I was looking at didn't pan out. Ah, well, vacation continues for the nonce. Lots of games on backlog to catch up on!  8)
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: FlickJax on June 24, 2021, 02:35:16 AM
Too many weekly offers, just too many games never played... must resist
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 24, 2021, 05:18:27 AM
Too many weekly offers, just too many games never played... must resist

This is true. The seasonal sales arent that big of a deal when there are so many regular offers and salesman.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: W8taminute on June 24, 2021, 06:35:24 AM
All right boys let's see what this summer Steam sale brings. 
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Dammit Carl! on June 24, 2021, 09:09:46 AM
Eh, best I think I'll manage is add-ons to stuff I got already - probably.  Maybe.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 24, 2021, 09:12:09 AM
You lot make for some dry loins.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Dammit Carl! on June 24, 2021, 09:30:47 AM
You lot make for some dry loins.

Think you're disappointed?  You should talk to my wife!

Ba-dum-tish!  :))
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 24, 2021, 11:16:12 AM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 24, 2021, 11:27:02 AM
So of course Steam is being throttled and slammed, but I managed to get in and throw the following in my cart...total expense for the below right now is about US105.00:

- Everspace 2
- Gears Tactics
- Siege Survival Gloria Victis
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Toonces on June 24, 2021, 11:50:18 AM
Ok, there are a few from my Wishlist on sale that I might grab:

Rainbow Six 3 Gold
Soviet Republic
Ultimate Fishing Simulator
Global ATC Simulator
WarPlan
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Redwolf on June 24, 2021, 01:22:50 PM
Is Far Cry 5 any good? Heavily discounted.


There's also Crush Depth: U-Boat Simulator for 30% off.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: acctingman on June 24, 2021, 02:01:25 PM
Damn...the Decisive Campaign games are cheap now...must....resist.....
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 24, 2021, 02:03:27 PM
Is Far Cry 5 any good? Heavily discounted.


Nope.  It looks nice but it's very shallow and very repetitive.  The frequency with which the enemies show up is ridiculously over-the-top.   If you ever get into a firefight along a road, you can be sure that 3-4 more vehicles full of enemies or hapless civilians will blunder into the middle of it.  The AI won't know how to handle this and they'll end up playing bumpercars in the middle of the road.  Also expect random forest critters to show up (as they do, being attracted to fire and loud noises), so you can also expect to see bears, wolverines, and cougars blunder into the mix and start chasing down random people and/or any prey animals in the vicinity.  While it can produce some good, unintentional comedy, it's mostly just irritating.  The game also forces long cutscenes on you.  It'll arbitrarily decide that you've pissed off one of the enemy bosses enough that they've decided to capture you.  It doesn't matter where you are, unstoppable enemy units will show up ( I once got sleep darted while flying a helicopter at 3000 ft and 160 mph), one shot you and then you'll have to sit through long, boring cutscenes followed by having to fight through the same maze level (this happens over and over and over again), before being dumped miles from where you were.  Oh, you were 90% complete on a 30 minute long tiered-mission when the game decided to grab you?  Too bad, start that one over again from zero.

 You can add AI buddies to your team but they tend to be more of a hindrance. If you get two of them, they'll constantly exchange banter, but their dialogue only consists of 3-4 lines each so I hope you enjoy repetition. They don't understand the concept of taking cover, so they'll get shot out in the open and you'll have to run out there and hold down the "revive" key for a few seconds to get them back up, all while getting peppered.  They also have the annoying habit of stealing your vehicle the moment you get out and buggering off with it and getting it destroyed in the process.  What?  You spent all your money getting that SUV with the .50 turret?  Soo bad Cletus just swiped it and drove it straight into a cliff face.  He's gonna need reviving, by the way.


Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Redwolf on June 24, 2021, 02:12:45 PM
Is Far Cry 5 any good? Heavily discounted.


Nope.  It looks nice but it's very shallow and very repetitive.  The frequency with which the enemies show up is ridiculously over-the-top.   If you ever get into a firefight along a road, you can be sure that 3-4 more vehicles full of enemies or hapless civilians will blunder into the middle of it.  The AI won't know how to handle this and they'll end up playing bumpercars in the middle of the road.  Also expect random forest critters to show up (as they do, being attracted to fire and loud noises), so you can also expect to see bears, wolverines, and cougars blunder into the mix and start chasing down random people and/or any prey animals in the vicinity.  While it can produce some good, unintentional comedy, it's mostly just irritating.  The game also forces long cutscenes on you.  It'll arbitrarily decide that you've pissed off one of the enemy bosses enough that they've decided to capture you.  It doesn't matter where you are, unstoppable enemy units will show up ( I once got sleep darted while flying a helicopter at 3000 ft and 160 mph), one shot you and then you'll have to sit through long, boring cutscenes followed by having to fight through the same maze level (this happens over and over and over again), before being dumped miles from where you were.  Oh, you were 90% complete on a 30 minute long tiered-mission when the game decided to grab you?  Too bad, start that one over again from zero.

 You can add AI buddies to your team but they tend to be more of a hindrance. If you get two of them, they'll constantly exchange banter, but their dialogue only consists of 3-4 lines each so I hope you enjoy repetition. They don't understand the concept of taking cover, so they'll get shot out in the open and you'll have to run out there and hold down the "revive" key for a few seconds to get them back up, all while getting peppered.  They also have the annoying habit of stealing your vehicle the moment you get out and buggering off with it and getting it destroyed in the process.  What?  You spent all your money getting that SUV with the .50 turret?  Soo bad Cletus just swiped it and drove it straight into a cliff face.  He's gonna need reviving, by the way.

Thanks for the info, Robot.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: steve58 on June 24, 2021, 02:26:20 PM
My wishlist is not impressed with this sale...and on a weekend when my wife is going out of town.  :-\
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Redwolf on June 24, 2021, 02:42:09 PM
I pounced with restraint:

F-14 for DCS (finally, and I did it without getting more DCS stuff)

Crush Depth: U-Boat Simulator - $44.61

Until the Last Plane - $10.35 (looks cute)

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - $4.24 (very good reviews)
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: SirAndrewD on June 24, 2021, 02:56:56 PM
My haul is pretty "Modest" for this one. 

Finally pulled the trigger on Command Modern Operations + Tacview advanced.  That'll have some cross utility with DCS. 

Mass Effect Andromeda deluxe since I'm finally almost done with ME: Legendary.

Got the SOG module for Arma 3, didn't even know it was out. 

That's about it.  Now on the other side I bought a ton of DCS campaigns and finally filled out my WW2 stable with the P-47, FW-190A and Spitfire. 

Yeah, "modest" but I at least got stuff I'll actually play.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 24, 2021, 03:09:49 PM
I've added the remastered Praetorians to my list since I never played that game at all. Up to US114.70.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: ArizonaTank on June 24, 2021, 03:42:02 PM
Is Far Cry 5 any good? Heavily discounted.


Nope.  It looks nice but it's very shallow and very repetitive......

I am on the other side. I had a alot of fun with Far Cry 5.  Not perfect, but you certainly would be getting a whole bunch of gaming for the $9 sale price.

I put about 50 hours in, and enjoyed most of that time. Sure, it can be repetitive at times, but I kind of like that. Its an open world so there is some strategy in picking where to attack. Taking down the bad guys strong points for example and choosing weapons and approach. 

Gameplay is similar to the Just Cause series that I would also recommend.

I even like the somewhat strange Far Cry New Dawn (30 hours in that one).

My biggest issue with the game was that I didn't really like some of the mandatory missions...the game just sweeps you off on some task now and then that you can't get out of doing...some of them are strange dream sequences that are used to advance the story...but I did find them a bit tedious at times. 
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: al_infierno on June 24, 2021, 04:02:47 PM
Yeah, for such a cheap price I agree Far Cry 5 is totally worth it.  It has as lot of issues but it's a fun shooter, and the best of the modern Far Cry series IMO, largely because they removed the annoying grindy mechanics around finding animal skins.  Now hunting is just to get some extra cash.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Skoop on June 24, 2021, 04:20:41 PM
I pounced with restraint:

Crush Depth: U-Boat Simulator - $44.61


Crush Depth looks really intriguing, a Uboat mmo.  Really early in development, brave man for taking the plung.  What they are planning seems really cool though.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: nelmsm on June 24, 2021, 04:26:29 PM
So far just these two.

Cold Waters
Total War Napoleon
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: JasonPratt on June 24, 2021, 07:30:30 PM
I was about to say, for everyone considering Crush Depth: I don't know that the paid version is more than the free demo right now!
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: JasonPratt on June 24, 2021, 07:32:26 PM
Meanwhile, so far I have avoided buying anything. At all.

So far.

The fact that a part-time job opening to earn some expenses-cash (during my semi-retirement ;) ) just opened up today, doesn't mean I can start blowing the extra income I don't have yet on games.

Yet.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Tripoli on June 24, 2021, 07:57:38 PM
I'm thinking about getting the following:
Stellaris: Federations
Hegemony: Gold
Imperiums: Greek Wars

Problem is, I don't have time to play them.  But I can't help myself.  Games are my Precious......
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 24, 2021, 08:12:42 PM
^Just a week ago Hegemony Gold - Wars of the Ancient Greeks was on sale @ GoG and I got it for US3.74. Imperiums: Greek Wars is on sale @ Steam for 17.99 which is 2.00 less than I got it for last month.

None of this of course solves your time problem...
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 25, 2021, 08:09:39 AM
So far, I have in my bin, but have not pulled the trigger on:

Creeper World 4
Dual Gear
Constructor Plus
Close Combat: The Longest Day (somehow this is not in my library?)
Hearts of Iron IV DLC La Resistance
Global ATC Simulator
Clad in Iron: Carolinas and Manila Bay DLC

Total comes to $85.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 25, 2021, 08:18:23 AM
Dual Gear looks quite tasty. Added to my cart. Damn your eyes.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Sir Slash on June 25, 2021, 10:21:34 AM
I am going to finally pull the trigger on War in the East-- The Beast from the East because everyone needs at least one giant, untamable Monster in their lives.  O0
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Tripoli on June 25, 2021, 10:48:29 AM
I am going to finally pull the trigger on War in the East-- The Beast from the East because everyone needs at least one giant, untamable Monster in their lives.  O0
Do mother in laws count? :)
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: JasonPratt on June 25, 2021, 11:11:07 AM
Although I haven't played beyond the introductory tutorial missions, I really like Plane Mechanic Simulator, which has continued development with some steadiness adding new British WW2 planes; and of course it's 65% off right now.

Here was my demonstration video back near its first late-alpha release on Steam:

Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Toonces on June 25, 2021, 12:22:27 PM
Does Matrixgames have a summer sale?

There are a few titles I've been holding off on buying, waiting to see if a sale pops.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: JasonPratt on June 25, 2021, 01:10:07 PM
Regarding Plane Mechanic Sim: it's still in late alpha (though very playable), in the sense that new planes were/are(?) coming. But the original dev abandoned the game (apparently?) and the new publisher, after some updates, has also abandoned it. I have no idea what the current state of the game is, although some reviews state the new publisher broke it.

I'll have to load up again and play for a while to see what's up, as I don't want to make a recommendation on outdated experiences.  :-\

(Besides, (1) I've been meaning to complete the game someday anyway; and (2) my Dad was a copter mechanic for the Navy in Vietnam, and this would be a nostalgic way to remember him, since he was interested in what I was doing with the game once upon a time.)
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Sir Slash on June 25, 2021, 01:16:01 PM
Sounds interesting. I've never heard of it before.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Tripoli on June 25, 2021, 01:37:29 PM
Does Matrixgames have a summer sale?

There are a few titles I've been holding off on buying, waiting to see if a sale pops.

Matrix usually has a big Christmas sale, usually between Thanksgiving and the 1st week of January.  Also, you get an anniversary coupon on the anniversary of your first purchase with them.  Aside from that, they don't do too many big sales.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 25, 2021, 01:51:06 PM
Some of their products are on sale via steam
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Uberhaus on June 25, 2021, 02:28:35 PM
Some of their products are on sale via steam
They can have quite good sales for Slitherine products on Steam.  The only possible drawback for some is that you only get a key for Steam, whereas with a Matrix/Slitherine purchase you get a download for Matrix and a key for Steam. 
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Zulu1966 on June 25, 2021, 03:18:45 PM
Does Matrixgames have a summer sale?

There are a few titles I've been holding off on buying, waiting to see if a sale pops.

Lots of the Matrix games are in the steam sale - some with fairly hefty reductions. (even the CM games they have released) - not sure if correspondingly if you wanted to buy from Matrix direct.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Toonces on June 25, 2021, 06:01:57 PM
I was hoping to pick up a few games straight from Matrix.  For some reason I thought they had two sales a year, like maybe over 4th of July or something.  No biggie, there's plenty on Steam I want, too.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 25, 2021, 06:42:07 PM
I didn't pick up much.

Grabbed the latest DLC for Mius Front.  It's called Cold Front.  More fighting in Southern USSR but this time it's early 1942 so the Soviet gear is even more crap!

Also picked up Silent Service DLC for CMO, the Undead DLC for Mordheim (one of only two games that makes me rage enough to hit inanimate objects), and Radio General because it lets you play as the Canucks during WWII and not many games offer that.

Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: SirAndrewD on June 25, 2021, 09:20:17 PM
I've been utterly stunned to find that Command: Modern Operations hasn't been that hard to get into.   

Expected quite the opposite. 


I sold myself on getting Armored Brigade today as well.  My modest foray is getting less so.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: JasonPratt on June 25, 2021, 09:23:00 PM
I was hoping to pick up a few games straight from Matrix.  For some reason I thought they had two sales a year, like maybe over 4th of July or something.  No biggie, there's plenty on Steam I want, too.

I seem to recall their other big sale used to be Easter? (Which I seem to recall specifically because back before "Slitherine" they used to make slight nods to the religious holidays of Christmas and Easter, which I appreciated.)

No special sale announcements at Matrixlitherine, although I just noticed that they've started a new deal with a dev team to remake/update Master of Magic!?  :o
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: demjansk1942 on June 26, 2021, 02:35:50 AM
I am having a hard time buying anything, still not playing all the other games I have
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: solops on June 26, 2021, 11:24:53 AM
I am having a hard time buying anything, still not playing all the other games I have
I did not let that stop me from getting an HOI4 DLC Battle for the Bosphorus, Universim and Nature and Life: Drunk on Nectar.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Destraex on June 26, 2021, 08:11:05 PM
Got Offworld Trading Company.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Anguille on June 27, 2021, 01:20:47 AM
So far only the DLC MegaCorps for Stellaris.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Geezer on June 27, 2021, 03:56:21 AM
Picked up Empyrion: Galactic Survival to play co-op with two friends.  Just about everything on my Wishlist is on sale, but resisting so far.  Too many games...

Might get Per Aspera but I've seen mixed reviews of it.  Surviving Mars is 75% off so that is perhaps more tempting.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 27, 2021, 12:12:11 PM
Anyone play Industries of Titan?
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: steve58 on June 27, 2021, 01:08:20 PM
Anyone play Industries of Titan?

I played the early access release on Epic some last year. I liked what I played/saw, but it was still a bit rough.  I know they've added tons of new stuff since I played it last and have been meaning to get back to it.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 27, 2021, 01:24:43 PM
^Thanks man. Looks a bit more fleshed out now...tempting. Still early access though.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: FarAway Sooner on June 27, 2021, 06:10:14 PM
I got the old classic Stars in Shadow.  Was excited to play it for an hour or two this afternoon while my son is away camping and my daughter is at a friend's house.  Two hours later, it's almost 50% downloaded.  **Sigh**
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 27, 2021, 06:26:07 PM
^Thanks man. Looks a bit more fleshed out now...tempting. Still early access though.

There is something about it that is lacking. It just hasn't grabbed me.

There have been 12 major updates. I would say its close to leaving early access.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on June 28, 2021, 07:30:43 AM
Yeah I will pass for now. The overall idea is great so I will keep it on my wishlist.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: demjansk1942 on June 28, 2021, 05:53:28 PM
I bought ootp22, baseball game
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: smithcorp on June 29, 2021, 02:08:24 AM
Completed my Graviteam collection and splurged on Command: Modern Operations at 50% off.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: ArizonaTank on June 29, 2021, 07:33:44 AM
I bought ootp22, baseball game

Great game!

...says the guy with an obscure baseball history avatar... :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Wburn on June 29, 2021, 05:06:36 PM
Don't forget about TACVIEW!
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Wburn on June 29, 2021, 05:39:19 PM
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1352740/DF41_Simulator/.
Drive it around and launch your rocket. Best part it's free!
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: demjansk1942 on June 29, 2021, 06:22:07 PM
Whatís Tacview?
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: al_infierno on June 29, 2021, 06:23:56 PM
Whatís Tacview?

It's a flight data analysis tool that integrates with the latest Command: Naval Operations game.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 29, 2021, 07:44:16 PM
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1352740/DF41_Simulator/.
Drive it around and launch your rocket. Best part it's free!

If you feel safe installing and running that on your system, God bless you...
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Uberhaus on June 29, 2021, 09:50:02 PM
Where's the THAAD simulator?
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: jamus34 on June 30, 2021, 09:03:15 AM
I was hoping to pick up a few games straight from Matrix.  For some reason I thought they had two sales a year, like maybe over 4th of July or something.  No biggie, there's plenty on Steam I want, too.

They usually have an Easter sale I believe...but obviously that's over too.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Redwolf on June 30, 2021, 12:29:14 PM
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1352740/DF41_Simulator/.
Drive it around and launch your rocket. Best part it's free!

If you feel safe installing and running that on your system, God bless you...

Why would you say that? Anything looking suspicious?
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: steve58 on June 30, 2021, 01:07:53 PM
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1352740/DF41_Simulator/.
Drive it around and launch your rocket. Best part it's free!

If you feel safe installing and running that on your system, God bless you...

Why would you say that? Anything looking suspicious?

Looks interesting, but its from a Chinese dev and the "game" is 17GB?  Suspicious enough for me to stay away from it...
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: al_infierno on June 30, 2021, 01:21:37 PM
The file size is probably just due to poor / lack of compression for the 3D assets.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Destraex on July 02, 2021, 05:03:44 AM
Star Trekô: Bridge Crew and the DLC for $18aud
Did not realise it had non-VR until now. So I can play it without VR.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Destraex on July 05, 2021, 07:03:06 AM
Just got titanfall 2

Not sure if battlefront 2 has a community or might get that as well?
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on July 05, 2021, 07:42:05 AM
Titanfall 2 is tons of fun.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: JasonPratt on July 05, 2021, 09:53:34 PM
Titanfall 2 is tons of fun.

A surprisingly engaging single-player campaign, I agree; I never got into the mp, but it looks like a hoot.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Skoop on July 08, 2021, 04:51:21 PM
Hell Let Loose was my only steam summer sale purchase.  Really like it, hits the sweet spot between Arcady battlefield and more realism post scriptum.  I resisted getting it, because I already had post scriptum, but itís different enough that it was worth getting, plus eastern front arrives this month.  Also saw a mod for post scriptum that will be North Africa, so itís worth owning both.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on July 08, 2021, 07:13:58 PM
^North Africa you say?
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 08, 2021, 07:44:42 PM
Post Scriptum is rough, Gus.  You need to invest a lot of time learning the maps, the interface, and how to work with a squad.  Closer to ArmA than to Battlefield in terms of a learning curve.  Expect to walk for several minutes just to get to the front line only to die without ever seeing the enemy...a lot.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on July 08, 2021, 08:14:38 PM
:/
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Skoop on July 09, 2021, 06:16:53 PM
Then maybe hell let loose would be your speed.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on July 09, 2021, 07:09:35 PM
I did more damage during the sale than I thought I would. Everything was deeply discounted so money is not the issue, but time. First world problems, I know.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: ArizonaTank on July 10, 2021, 01:40:31 PM
I did more damage during the sale than I thought I would. Everything was deeply discounted so money is not the issue, but time. First world problems, I know.


same here....I am weak... :(

add in my JTS purchases and I really did my part to support the recovery....
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Gusington on July 10, 2021, 06:10:08 PM
When you throw that bit in there about the economic recovery I feel better!
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Ian C on July 14, 2021, 05:26:30 AM
STEAM sent me a threatening mail after some sale refunds:

It looks like youíve requested a significant number of refunds recently. If you often have problems with your purchases, please submit another ticket so that we can help you solve these issues.
Please note, that the Steam Refund Policy is not intended as a way to try out games for free. If we have reason to believe that the refund system is used in this manner, we may decline future refund requests.


Since one of the reasons you can select in the refund request part is 'It's Not Fun' this is leaving me a little confused as 'It's Not Fun' specifically means I'm refunding the game because I don't like it.   :-\





Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Jarhead0331 on July 14, 2021, 05:48:50 AM
STEAM sent me a threatening mail after some sale refunds:

It looks like youíve requested a significant number of refunds recently. If you often have problems with your purchases, please submit another ticket so that we can help you solve these issues.
Please note, that the Steam Refund Policy is not intended as a way to try out games for free. If we have reason to believe that the refund system is used in this manner, we may decline future refund requests.


Since one of the reasons you can select in the refund request part is 'It's Not Fun' this is leaving me a little confused as 'It's Not Fun' specifically means I'm refunding the game because I don't like it.   :-\

I would read their policy. Just because they give you the option, doesnít mean it is a valid basis for refund. In fact, it could be a basis for them to reject the refund request. As Admiral Ackbar recognized after it was already too late, ďitís a trap!Ē
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: matt3916 on July 14, 2021, 03:00:44 PM
Wonder how many "a significant number" is?
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Staggerwing on July 14, 2021, 07:35:09 PM
Just one more than STEAM will put up with?
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: demjansk1942 on July 16, 2021, 04:29:40 AM
Therefore, what do most gamers use as a reason?  I donít refund often but only at times when the game is junk.  Plus, I am in the habit of waiting until itís $9.99 or lower.  Unless, itís a game from matrix/slitherine
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: jamus34 on July 16, 2021, 04:34:33 AM
Iíve only refunded once or twice but I put ďprogram not workingĒ as the reason. Legitimately, as one would not run at all and the other I was having weird audio issues for some reason and didnít want to go through the trouble to look into the problem once it was obvious menu settings wouldnít help.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Ian C on July 16, 2021, 06:59:20 AM
Wonder how many "a significant number" is?

Eight refunds in total (including bundles), of seventeen items.

Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 16, 2021, 11:57:03 AM
I think I've refunded a half dozen or so.  All of them because I couldn't rebind the WASD controls to something more comfortable for a lefty.
 (and Victory on the Sea because the AI was hot garbage)
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: nelmsm on July 16, 2021, 02:21:25 PM
Refunded just two as "would not run right" on my computer.  I didn't want to go through the hassle of trying to figure out a work around and might repurchase them when I get a new rig someday.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: al_infierno on July 16, 2021, 02:30:06 PM
Refunded just two as "would not run right" on my computer.  I didn't want to go through the hassle of trying to figure out a work around and might repurchase them when I get a new rig someday.

This is what I usually go with if the real reason is "didn't like it."  They can't prove that it's running satisfactorily on my setup, even if I meet the system requirements.
Title: Re: Steam Summer Sale Starts Tomorrow - June 24th
Post by: Ian C on July 17, 2021, 04:11:49 AM
Wonder how many "a significant number" is?

Eight refunds in total (including bundles), of seventeen items.

Maybe their automated system is seeing this as 17 separate refunds instead of 8 (because of the bundles).