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Pride Of Nations - 7/21/2011 3:40:03 PM   
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50% off today on Steam. I have enjoyed the game so I thought I'd pass on the sale news to all of you. Good game for a great price considering it just came out at the beginning of June!

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/21/2011 5:56:43 PM   
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I think this sale sends a very disturbing message regarding the longevity of this game, and chances of an official patch.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/21/2011 6:04:31 PM   
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Yes, and it dropped off the top seller/hot list at Gamersgate rather fast upon release also. What, maybe a week? We can only hope that since this seemed by all accounts to be a long labor of love that there will still be a good chance for it. As always, time will tell...


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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/21/2011 8:48:16 PM   
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Yes, and it dropped off the top seller/hot list at Gamersgate rather fast upon release also. What, maybe a week? We can only hope that since this seemed by all accounts to be a long labor of love that there will still be a good chance for it. As always, time will tell...


I'm not surprised in that it was one of those niche titles where 90% of likely buyers had long been aware of it and coughed up in the first week, especially as it was cheap to start with. Steam sale subjects mean little.. they've had Terraria at half price a couple times already and that's not been out of the top ten since release, discounted or not. A few 'freaks' like that and Magicka aside, no title outside the huge sellers tends to stick around long.

Good game, what I've seen of it .. I've sort of been diverted onto Supreme Commander: Cold War at the mo.




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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/21/2011 11:59:10 PM   
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quote:

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Yes, and it dropped off the top seller/hot list at Gamersgate rather fast upon release also. What, maybe a week? We can only hope that since this seemed by all accounts to be a long labor of love that there will still be a good chance for it. As always, time will tell...


I'm not surprised in that it was one of those niche titles where 90% of likely buyers had long been aware of it and coughed up in the first week, especially as it was cheap to start with. Steam sale subjects mean little.. they've had Terraria at half price a couple times already and that's not been out of the top ten since release, discounted or not. A few 'freaks' like that and Magicka aside, no title outside the huge sellers tends to stick around long.

Good game, what I've seen of it .. I've sort of been diverted onto Supreme Commander: Cold War at the mo.





You're playing Supreme Commander right now? How is that? Liking it?

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/22/2011 3:55:37 AM   
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Steam... You should be banned for mentioning that awful site.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/22/2011 6:45:17 AM   
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I think this sale sends a very disturbing message regarding the longevity of this game, and chances of an official patch.


I shouldn't worry about an official patch, the patches Pocus puts out improve the game each time. PI, I don't believe wanted to release the first beta patch, but the strength of the two Phils convictions and their desire to look after their loyal fans appeared to have got the better of the PI QA team. A pity a few of the other developers in the PI stable don't have the same strength of their convictions.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/22/2011 10:32:17 AM   
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I'm still not seeing a non-beta patch...

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/22/2011 12:41:18 PM   
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Wasn't too hard to find.

http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?t=21881

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/22/2011 12:44:29 PM   
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Oops.  My mistake, I didn;t see the "non-beta" part.

My apologies.


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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/22/2011 1:22:36 PM   
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I'm still not seeing a non-beta patch...

That's because there isn't one yet.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/22/2011 1:27:36 PM   
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QED...

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/22/2011 1:34:27 PM   
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Steam... You should be banned for mentioning that awful site.


It is awful, but sometimes it's the only way to satisfy your "smaller gaming company" urges without going broke.....I've bought about 20 games on steam that I otherwise might not have gotten because I :never/heard of it, price etc etc etc......

It is what it is.....

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/22/2011 2:43:47 PM   
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You're playing Supreme Commander right now? How is that? Liking it?


Sorry,should be Supreme Ruler: Cold War; getting my names confused. S'OK so far, although way too early to make any real judgements particularly as to what is broken, if anything, and what is isn't. The new 'engine', at least visibly, seems much like the 2020 one except for a redesigned UI; and I preferred the last version. I just love Cold War stuff, so I'll put up with a lot though!

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/24/2011 2:08:42 AM   
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I have to say, I'm finding it hard to resist buying this. From what I'm hearing, it's fun and a great strategy game.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/24/2011 2:17:48 AM   
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I think this sale sends a very disturbing message regarding the longevity of this game, and chances of an official patch.


The only message it sends is that Steam is having a sale.

One could always buy it at Gamersgate, where it is still $19.99.

Which sends a very positive message regarding the longevity of this game, and chances of an offical patch.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/24/2011 3:35:28 AM   
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Another slant on the issue, perhaps it's Steam struggling not the PON

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/24/2011 4:19:10 AM   
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Another slant on the issue, perhaps it's Steam struggling not the PON



Steam represents a 70% market share of a 4 billion dollar industry.
Sales like this is Valve using it's market share to bludgeon the competition to death. They can throw games on sale and people like me who shop the 4-5 digital distribution sites that are avaliable choose Steam over other sites.
It is an effective strategy that due to their sheer size works for them.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/24/2011 4:46:29 AM   
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How sad, I dislike this type of control, I'm afraid I'm from the old corner shop era.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/24/2011 6:08:31 AM   
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Steam represents a 70% market share of a 4 billion dollar industry.
Sales like this is Valve using it's market share to bludgeon the competition to death. They can throw games on sale and people like me who shop the 4-5 digital distribution sites that are avaliable choose Steam over other sites.
It is an effective strategy that due to their sheer size works for them.

Something else to consider is this: I read on the Paradox forums sometime back that due to compatibility, wherever someone buys the base game is where they should buy the expansion packs for it. With that in mind, it looks to me like Steam is getting as many gamers to buy the base game from them so they will have to buy future expansions from Steam.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/24/2011 7:50:12 AM   
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How sad, I dislike this type of control, I'm afraid I'm from the old corner shop era.


Which are quickly going the way of the dodo bird.......and so are the buyers who frequented them


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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/24/2011 9:09:22 AM   
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Well, I bought Civ V for $17 last night off of Steam. It's a good game, and I like it. Too streamlined in my opinion though. Civ II and Civ IV were the best, IMHO. But Civ II is my favorite hands down because of the amount of customization. I loved the cheat menu so I could tailor a campaign to just how I like it, for example, I hate dealing with wonders of the world.

But one thing I LOVE about Civ V is the ability to switch to a statistics map without all the graphics and landscape. That's a godsend.

Ok, I went off track on the thread subject, sorry guys!

I bought EU 3 on Steam with all the expansions for 14.99 a couple of weeks ago. God, I love that game. Best $15 I ever spent.


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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/25/2011 12:57:56 AM   
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How sad, I dislike this type of control, I'm afraid I'm from the old corner shop era.


The times, they are a changing. I simply don't buy PC games in physical form anymore.

Steam has allowed me to play dozens of games that I otherwise never would of gotten to play. They were also on the bleeding edge of the digital distribution model back in the mid 2000s and now they are reaping the rewards of that.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/25/2011 1:12:37 AM   
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FJ I buy most of my game these day by digital DL. I may be wrong but it appears Steam has their own installers that some people may find offensive, there is a couple of games distributed by Ubisoft I would like to play, but I refuse to buy their games because of their online account requirements. Call me old fashion, but i like to control things in my every day life.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/25/2011 2:35:02 AM   
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FJ I buy most of my game these day by digital DL. I may be wrong but it appears Steam has their own installers that some people may find offensive, there is a couple of games distributed by Ubisoft I would like to play, but I refuse to buy their games because of their online account requirements. Call me old fashion, but i like to control things in my every day life.


No, you're probably right about all of it. I just went through astronomically idiotic requirements to get more "activations" from Atari. I say I just went through it, but before I spent any more time on it, I told them to forget it. That if they were the kind of company that is afraid of a 4-5 year old game that is selling for $8 being stolen, then I'd rather spend my time on something else.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/25/2011 3:20:33 AM   
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Our modern society accepts things as they are, instead demanding what they want. Banks started it decades ago telling us what suits us, cleverly disguised as what really suited them, and now the computer industry does the same.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/25/2011 4:40:30 PM   
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Well, if you didn't like it on Steam, it is now 1/2 off at GamersGate....

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/25/2011 8:12:23 PM   
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Our modern society accepts things as they are, instead demanding what they want. Banks started it decades ago telling us what suits us, cleverly disguised as what really suited them, and now the computer industry does the same.


Actually that has nothing to do with it.
We used to wash clothes with a rock in a river.
We used to travel only on horseback or by foot.
We used to cut down trees with an axe.
We used to play PC games on a screen with ONLY green text and graphics.
2MB used to be a LOT of memory.

Its called progress. It happens regardless if some dont want it to. You can resist it though,...just look at the Amish.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/25/2011 11:52:43 PM   
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Our modern society accepts things as they are, instead demanding what they want. Banks started it decades ago telling us what suits us, cleverly disguised as what really suited them, and now the computer industry does the same.


Actually that has nothing to do with it.
We used to wash clothes with a rock in a river.
We used to travel only on horseback or by foot.
We used to cut down trees with an axe.
We used to play PC games on a screen with ONLY green text and graphics.
2MB used to be a LOT of memory.

Its called progress. It happens regardless if some dont want it to. You can resist it though,...just look at the Amish.


Not much point arguing with your with your assessment... but on the other hand some use to use a bow and arrow now others use dum dum bullets,, your right its progress.

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RE: Pride Of Nations - 7/25/2011 11:54:57 PM   
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Well, if you didn't like it on Steam, it is now 1/2 off at GamersGate....


I'm happy I bought it for full price at GG, flogged it the death since I had it, and got my monies worth.

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