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    I guess it depends on how many people turn up. Games like left4dead are only good for 4 people max.

    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Shh you.

    Typically, I prefer boxed copies. [If Steam go bust, I can still play my games... with a crack.]
    Highly unlikely to happen with Steam/Valve being the biggest games content delivery network. Besides you get keys with the games you buy and they would be compatable with other systems, boxed copies will eventually fade out like CD's and CDNs are the future. Plus the CD keys from your boxed game will work in steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Highly unlikely to happen with Steam/Valve being the biggest games content delivery network.
    Doesn't matter. It can still happen.

    And until internet is 100% free [or really REALLY cheap], super-fast and guaranteed not to fail... Digital only won't happen.

    I don't know why people are pushing for this... Do you like NOT owning things you've paid for? [I sound like such an old man... Back in my day, you owned the games you bought.]


    Le EDIT: ...I sound like my Mum. [censored]
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    x-13, if you want a copy of elderscrolls, it was on steam sale for 4.99 (or around there), and probably will be again in the summer sale
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    You don't OWN games, what you have is a licence to play that game and you just happen to have the media on DVD. I've just got mine on steam. If I wanted to I could aquire the game disk and then use my genuine CD key to then play the game.

    Anyway lets get back to topic. Looking at peoples steam profiles and the games they have there aren't many that we all have in common that can be played on mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Anyway lets get back to topic. Looking at peoples steam profiles and the games they have there aren't many that we all have in common that can be played on mass.
    There's always TF2. 'Tis free, so nobody is going to be priced out.

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    Yeah I'd be up for that. I've not played it in a while but when I do its always chaotic fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Yeah I'd be up for that. I've not played it in a while but when I do its always chaotic fun.
    I haven't played it ever. I'm not a massive fan of first-person...

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    I'm terrible at TF2 but I'd still play it for a laugh, and if there was enough demand for a game I haven't got I'd happily buy it to join in

    I got Rome Total War last night for a quid, I used to love that game! (Unfortunately I'd lost the original CD I had through 3 different house moves, grr)

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    TF2 sounds good. Likewise, not played in ages but I'm up for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    I guess it depends on how many people turn up. Games like left4dead are only good for 4 people max.
    L4D2 is always great fun co-op with 4, or you can play Vrs with 8 people.

    Quote Originally Posted by TBlax View Post
    I got Rome Total War last night for a quid, I used to love that game! (Unfortunately I'd lost the original CD I had through 3 different house moves, grr)
    Another reason with digital delivery is awesome.
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    Indeed, though I do see where @X-13 is coming from that it was always a nice feeing to have the box, cd & book (that folded out to be a map or poster that you'd blu-tac to the wall and ruin the paint!) as it did feel like 'YOURS.'

    'Tis why I cry at night when I remember the moment all of my old consoles + original packaged games were all sold (not by my choice >.< EVIL PARENTS *calls childline*)

    Mind you I noticed this when I opened my copy of Forza Horizon, the first thing I said to myself was "Oh, there's no book.."
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    I too picked Rome: TW for 1..happy days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBlax View Post
    'Tis why I cry at night when I realise that all of my old consoles + original packaged games were all sold
    Aye, I cry myself to sleep at night over the fact, in teh foochar, the yoof of tomorrow won't get to enjoy classic games because of online activation servers being taken down.

    Quote Originally Posted by TBlax View Post
    Mind you I noticed this when I opened my copy of Forza Horizon, the first thing I said to myself was "Oh, there's no book.."
    I had the same with Alice. Nice disk, lovely cover art... Digital manual. The only paper in there was a "how to install" guide, where 75% of it was irrelevant. [How to install from 3-rd party code distribution... I have the [censored] disk!]

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    RTW... ah the days me and friends used to stay up til 4am battling it out.

    Good times.

    <3 MTW2 more though

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    It is an increasingly worrying factor that it'll all end up being dodgy DRM and various activation fees. I've always thought that it's a nice touch to keep old systems/games/whatever that were the bees knees in our day, that way you can still keep the kid in you and show it off to the generations below. I was playing Goldeneye 007 (N64.. yes emulated I'm waiting for the funds to collect my old consoles/games again) and my brother was amazed by it when he saw it. Just goes to show that old isn't necessarily dated/rubbish.

    Yeah, the whole digital manual thing is pants. They seem to forget CDs still exist, I liked having shelves filled with game boxes and posters on the wall that way you could impress all your friends with how many games you had. There's just not that much oomph to it when showing your steam library list on a computer screen..

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    RTW... ah the days me and friends used to stay up til 4am battling it out.

    Good times.

    <3 MTW2 more though
    A combination of RTW and Civ4 online battles was always the standard way of living back in the old days and then before that was the Age of Empires II and hoping your dial-up connection would allow for a 5 minute multiplayer session or having all your mates round for a LAN party.

    Ahh LAN Parties.. I miss those
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