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(Engadget)   Valve to release updated Source 2 engine, continue to try to teach Gabe to count to 3   (engadget.com) divider line 5
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2012-08-06 09:40:09 AM  
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It would make sense. By the time Episode 2 was out, Source was already several years old and the engine was showing a bit of its age. Valve talked about having a whole bunch of tech tricks up their sleeve and I'm not sure if Source in its current incarnation would have been able to handle it.

That having been said, whar episode 3 whar
2012-08-06 12:59:46 PM  
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Burr: The problems I have with Steam stem from my internet connection (I live rural, no unlimited high speed for me, I use a 5GB moblie broadband card). Usually I buy physical copies of the games, and then I have to configure a shortcut to say "Hey Steam, don't download the installation files, I have the disk right here". Now,while not completely annoying, I still don't know why the default isn't "install from physical media" when I initialize the install from said physical media.

Another problem is the fact that Steam likes to update games after I install them. So, instead of installing and playing the game, I have to wait until the upgrade is finished. I had this problem with Empire: Total War. It was a 2GB upgrade which is almost half my monthly cap and because of my internet speed it took about 4 hours to download. I didn't want to play multiplayer, so why was I forced to update before I play? Why couldn't it download the update in the background while I played single player?

Just annoyances like this. I haven't bought a PC game since CIV 5 (and I prefer PC over console) because I am worried about issues like this.

/they need to fix the damn internet in this country, I only live about 2 miles from the nearest cable provider.


Dude your problem isn't steam, its where you live. I lived in a very rural area a decade ago and they got DSL before any larger towns and cities around me. If you don't have it by now, then holy hell.

But to be fair I didn't know about the physical media thing. The way games are released now it seems that they aren't complete and expect you to have to download something. I think it helps them keep schedule for big launches.
2012-08-06 11:41:16 AM  
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t3knomanser: Jim from Saint Paul: Half Life 2 and it's extras must have been just super awesome back in the day because it was like every shooter I had ever played

HL2 set a lot of those standards. And it's done things that no other game has matched- the Bridge scene is still one of the best video game levels ever made.


I was saving the game every 30 seconds crossing that bridge.
I'm not sure when I became afraid of heights but the bridge level is when I discovered that I was.
(first game I played on the 40" flat screen I bought back in 2007, which I think contributed to the immersiveness )
2012-08-06 10:46:59 AM  
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Jim from Saint Paul: likefunbutnot: People who aren't douchey would let me play their games unencumbered of their retarded content delivery system.

Wait? Steam is.... bad?

I know this is Fark, yet I hadn't heard that one yet. Could you expound on why Steam is a pile of shiat please?


Argle bargle DRM! Raawer grr DRM!

I hate DRM as much as the next guy, but Steam's DRM seems to be as inoffensive as DRM can get.
2012-08-06 10:10:37 AM  
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Jim from Saint Paul: Half Life 2 and it's extras must have been just super awesome back in the day because it was like every shooter I had ever played


HL2 set a lot of those standards. And it's done things that no other game has matched- the Bridge scene is still one of the best video game levels ever made.
 
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