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News Valve brings free-to-play games to Steam

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Jun 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Looks like a Quarian
     
  3. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Looks like an Aquarium
     
  4. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    Bit-tech, please ask Valves "Jason Holtman" WHY I can't change my username :/
     
  5. fingerbob69

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    "free-to-play games featuring microtransactions"

    ...So not entirely free,then.
     
  6. Mentai

    Mentai New Member

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    They should put Lord of the Rings Online on there. I might download it then.
     
  7. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    You don't have to purchase the add on items ;)
     
  8. Scarlet0pimp

    Scarlet0pimp New Member

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    World of Tanks, come on
     
  9. crash32953295@msn.

    crash32953295@msn. New Member

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    Hopefully this will make up for the loss of EA games :(
     
  10. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    So...a review? Or at least a short-look-into?
     
  11. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    So... We get to play a free game, and I'll only buy things in the game if I want to? I won't mind to play IF the people that pay for the "extras" don't have an unbelievable advantage.
     
  12. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    all I got is a spoon - every one else got M16's?
     
  13. Tokukachi

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    any of these games any good? I haven't heard of any of them and don't fancy hours of trawling through review's that were probably out of date before they were published...
     
  14. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Ah yes, well, it might look like a spoon but.. oh hang on.. hmm. Yes, it's just a spoon. Sorry. Best of luck.
     
  15. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    There is no spoon.

    Anyway; Downloading Global Agenda very, very slowly, (Thank you, TalkTalk. For your little leaving gift of Dialup Speeds)

    I can see why the games being on Steam would be a good thing. I wouldn't've looked at it otherwise.
     
  16. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    Free games is never a bad thing. +rep Steam

    The spoon is a lie?
     
  17. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    I've been playing Spiral Knights since last month. It's quite fun, a bit like a cross between a Zelda game and Phantasy Star Online (with click, click, click combos). However there is an in game energy system which is used for both playing AND progressing in the game, which means you are limited to 90 minutes of play of a couple of low level items crafted per day. Rather than restrict content, it restricts the playtime of free players - whether or not you are OK with that is up to you :)
     
  18. Ljs

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    Any one tried Forsaken World yet?
     
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  20. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    Free-To-Play is totally cool, even if its just basically overglorified demos (there's always limitations acting as incentives to "upgrade" the game to paid status).
     
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