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Windows Empire: TW - Demo released 20/02/2009

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by impar, 5 Sep 2008.

  1. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Steam is offering Rome: Total War Gold free when you pre-order.

    I just pre-ordered. Looking forward to this :D
     
  2. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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  3. Wonda-boy

    Wonda-boy I gotsa GTX295 E-Penis!!!

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    Steam, while a great idea is a pure RIP OFF. I mean how can they charge MORE for a game with no box, no sales overheads....its madness.

    But I cannot wait for this game. I really cant...I have not played a TW game since ROME and I am useless at the manual battles so my TACTIC is outnumber them 3:1 and auto battle.....Sad I know!
     
  4. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    No overheads? What about all those servers they have to run for game distribution, multiplayer, friends and other features on offer? Those games don't just magic themselves onto your hard drives from the ether. It's not a whole lot behind xbox live (if at all) and that's a premium service. Boxes and DVDs cost pennies to produce anyway.
     
  5. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    Veles, are you aware of the € price increase on Steam?

    Empire: Total War costs 49,99€/44,10£.
    Play.com sells it for 38,99€/34,41£.

    10£ more for what?
     
  6. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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  8. DarkLord7854

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    SWEET! Love demos :D
     
  9. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Yeah that is true, the steam price for TW is pretty ludicrous, other things they're not so bad on, it's just some new releases tend to be stupidly expensive.
     
  10. impar

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    Greetings!
    The price for TW is similar to other games, Steam/Valve is using a US$1=1€ exchange rate for two months now.
    The only games worth getting through Steam are the ones on the weekend deals.

    Its even more ridiculous the Special Forces Edition of ETW.
    Steam wants 59,99€/53,01£, with no package bundle.
    Play.com wants 45,49€/40,20£, with the following package:
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    13£ more for less value.
     
  11. GavX

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    Might get the Special Edition.. 25% off at GAME for me :p
     
  12. Mathmarauder

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    Demo is out now only on steam.
     
  13. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Pre-ordered the special forces edition from game today with the Deaths Head Hussar elite unit (I hate pre-order bonuses, especially when they're different from different retailers :(). Downloading the demo now too.
     
  14. Stig

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    Demo is pretty awesome. Game looks GREAT! Running at at 1920x1200, everything all the way up, 8xAA, 16xASF. Beautiful! So far the coolest thing was watching my sailors board an enemy ship. They tossed ropes, went across shooting their muskets.....sooooo awesome :D Definately a game I'll be picking up :)
     
  15. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Anyone else think it loaded horrifically slowly or is it just my PC being ****?
     
  16. DaveVader

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    I'm currently downloading it and can't wait!
     
  17. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Sits at the opening screen for about a minute on mine, I thought it had crashed :duh:
     
  18. Stig

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    It sped up for me the 2nd time I opened it. The first time it took forever, but after that it was OK.
     
  19. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Aside from the truly abysmal loading times, the game's really excellent.

    The load times though, Jesus. Waiting 2 minutes for it to get to the main menu, then a further 2 minutes to load anything else, that's if it doesn't crash half way through. Useless. That's the kind of crap that makes a game unplayable.
     
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    My computer's getting more and more into piece of s**t's-ville these days, but yeah - the loading time was ridiculous. For both the main menu and the levels themselves.
     
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