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Old 27th Apr 2006, 08:56 AM   #1
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To Steam or not to Steam?

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AS:I is built upon the Source Engine from Valve and will be available in two versions: 1) a free download (requires Half-Life 2) and 2) a competitively priced commercial version, featuring extra missions, characters, equipment and more!
So, would option 2 avoid Steam all together?

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Has AS:I been considered for console? Like, we're not talking about an RTS or space sim, here... I think AS would translate well with a minor modification to how aiming works... more Robotron-style, instead of moving a cursor. Consoles are going online in a big way this gen... distribution over Xbox Live Arcade and whatever Sony does might be cheap.

The reason I bring that up, is I got HL2 for Xbox because I didn't want to deal w/ Steam on my PC... I have PC-savvy friends who have had issues w/ Steam. Yes, I know I'm missing out on some great mods, and that FPS are "impossible" to play w/ a gamepad. Frankly, w/ all the Oblivion mods, I don't have time for HL2 mods anyway.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 09:07 AM   #2
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Option 2 won't avoid Steam, it'll just not be downloadable before you pay a little cash
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 10:08 AM   #3
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But it will avoid having to have HL2 I believe, so you wont have to purchase another copy of HL2.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 10:16 AM   #4
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As Hurtz said, you won't need a copy of HL2, because AS:I is a game, not a mod.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 10:43 AM   #5
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As Psi said, AS:I is a game, unless you get the free version, which requires Half-Life 2.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 10:48 AM   #6
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As Baz said, it would suck on a console.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 10:56 AM   #7
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As Carth said, PC-savvy friends are overrated.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 11:18 AM   #8
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AS:I would be damn cool on Nintendo: DS.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 11:35 AM   #9
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Lets just say... No.

I'm probably going to stick with the free version untill I get used to it, so that when I buy it, I won't be pwnd by aliens.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 11:58 AM   #10
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Well, with regards to playing fps on consoles until my mate got an xbox i would agree, but now i disagree; with halo1&2's default controls it works great(if you have 2 hands, which i luckily do). How would an rpg game be any easier with a console anyway?
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 12:03 PM   #11
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Sorry, i went throught a stressful period when i was younger when ppl took the piss out of me not knowing what that meant, years ago. Still, compared with the perfection of the way the rest of your writing goes it looks like carp.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 12:11 PM   #12
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Killer, do you honestly think you're the right person to be critiquing the writing of others?
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 12:43 PM   #13
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I said sorry, anyway what is your problem stop directing coms at me!
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 12:44 PM   #14
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 Originally Posted by Baz:
As Psi said, AS:I is a game, unless you get the free version, which requires Half-Life 2.
So the free version is not a game?
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 12:46 PM   #15
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no the free version will not be a game - it will be life and death!
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 12:48 PM   #16
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As Snupper said, the free version will be a stand alone mod of Half-Life 2.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 12:56 PM   #17
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If something is standalone it needs nothing to play it, so its not standalone... It's a mod,
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 01:04 PM   #18
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As the web site said,
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AS:I is built upon the Source Engine from Valve and will be available in two versions: 1) a free stand alone download (requires Half-Life 2) and 2) a competitively priced mod version, featuring extra missions, characters, equipment and more!
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 01:05 PM   #19
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But if it was standalone it WOULDN'T require HL2!
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 01:06 PM   #20
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Unless it was a standalone that required HL2!
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 01:11 PM   #21
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It can't be standalone if it requires something else to play! christ...
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 01:12 PM   #22
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Well how can it be a mod if its a standalone then!!!!!
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 01:20 PM   #23
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 01:22 PM   #24
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Enough. Get a room, you two.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 01:24 PM   #25
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 02:27 PM   #26
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As DQ said, Alien Swarm would be awesome on the DS. The stylus could actually make it work and if you don't believe me, try playing Metroid Hunters.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 03:58 PM   #27
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As D said, there will only be two copies of Alien Swarm made for the DS, and they will be put in a room. But that should be enough.
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 04:26 PM   #28
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As snupper said, if that happens, will they make babies?
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 04:31 PM   #29
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As Exo said, you can't mix consoles and PCs with multiplayer games or keyboard and mouse would have the advantage.. unless it's dumbed down for the consoles
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Old 27th Apr 2006, 04:38 PM   #30
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As Carth said, consoles are dumbed down, but is that a biproduct of the interface, or the intended audience?
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