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19 Oct 2013, 3:37 pm

Is having a Steam account free? Do you have to pay to keep your Steam account like XBOX Live? I don't mean pay as in paying for games on Steam.


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19 Oct 2013, 4:17 pm

Steam accounts are free. I've spent thousands of dollars on Steam, but every cent has gone to buying specific games, not to anything else...

Oh, and TANSTAAFL.


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19 Oct 2013, 6:12 pm

Technically it is not free, because I don't think you can have a Steam account and -not- buy games :?

...unless you don't have a Paypal set up or something.


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19 Oct 2013, 6:37 pm

It is completely free if you only play Team Fortress 2. :P Good luck trying to resist their summer sales, though.


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19 Oct 2013, 7:55 pm

Yup its free although you're going to have to buy something in order to gain the privilege to add someone as a friend (unless they changed that).



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19 Oct 2013, 9:04 pm

Magnus_Rex wrote:
It is completely free if you only play Team Fortress 2. :P Good luck trying to resist their summer sales, though.


That's going to be so hard. My mom lets me buy one game a month and I already picked out the Duke Nukem Forever Collection for October and Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines for November. I remember when Target had their buy 3 video games get a 4th free sales. I was so sad that I couldn't :cry:

What do you mean when you say it's completely free if you only play Team Fortress 2? Uh, oh...I just may become a compulsive Steam shopper 8O


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19 Oct 2013, 10:49 pm

xxZeromancerlovexx wrote:
That's going to be so hard. My mom lets me buy one game a month and I already picked out the Duke Nukem Forever Collection for October and Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines for November. I remember when Target had their buy 3 video games get a 4th free sales. I was so sad that I couldn't :cry:

What do you mean when you say it's completely free if you only play Team Fortress 2? Uh, oh...I just may become a compulsive Steam shopper 8O

I mean that Steam is free and there are a few games that are free to play, Team Fortress 2 being an example. But they have many great games to sell, which means that, even if you try to content yourself with only the free games, it is going to be hard to resist the temptation of buying new games.

Here is the page on their site where you can see their free-to-play games: http://store.steampowered.com/genre/Fre ... =1_4_4__12

Also, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is one of the best PC RPGs I have ever played. You made an excellent choice for November. :D


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20 Oct 2013, 8:16 am

Magnus_Rex wrote:
xxZeromancerlovexx wrote:
That's going to be so hard. My mom lets me buy one game a month and I already picked out the Duke Nukem Forever Collection for October and Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines for November. I remember when Target had their buy 3 video games get a 4th free sales. I was so sad that I couldn't :cry:

What do you mean when you say it's completely free if you only play Team Fortress 2? Uh, oh...I just may become a compulsive Steam shopper 8O

I mean that Steam is free and there are a few games that are free to play, Team Fortress 2 being an example. But they have many great games to sell, which means that, even if you try to content yourself with only the free games, it is going to be hard to resist the temptation of buying new games.

Here is the page on their site where you can see their free-to-play games: http://store.steampowered.com/genre/Fre ... =1_4_4__12

Also, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is one of the best PC RPGs I have ever played. You made an excellent choice for November. :D


Are the Mortal Kombat Kollection and the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition any good? I already have two MK games and I am a huge fan. I picture Mileena and Noob Saibot's fatalities looking even more amazing on the PC. Stryker's fatality <3

When I say fatality, that's the only Stryker fatality I know how to do :lol:

I've almost unlocked all of Mileena's fatalities. I think the Babalities are cool.


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20 Oct 2013, 10:09 am

I do not know. The last Mortal Kombat I have played was Mortal Kombat 4, in my old PSX. However, these newest games certainly look amazing: just look at this screenshot of the classic Living Forest stage: http://cdn3.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps ... 1379524814


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20 Oct 2013, 11:13 am

I also have a question. When a game says hard disk space free what does that mean? Does that mean that the game takes up whatever number of GB it says that you need free and how much GB it takes up? My hard drive has 512 GB free out of 570 so I'm trying to be very careful until I can expand my hard drive if that's possible. Is that possible?

I'm asking because I feel like I'm going to seriously get into PC gaming 8O


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20 Oct 2013, 11:26 am

If you are talking about System Requirements, then yes. For example, here are Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition's minimum system requirements:

Steam wrote:
Minimum:
OS:32-bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz | AMD Athlon X2, 2.8 GHz or better
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS | AMD Radeon 3850 or better
DirectX®:10
Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Additional:Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0c and below not supported.


In bold, it means that, if you install MK Komplete Edition, it will take up 10 GB from your hard disk.


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20 Oct 2013, 11:40 am

Magnus_Rex wrote:
If you are talking about System Requirements, then yes. For example, here are Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition's minimum system requirements:

Steam wrote:
Minimum:
OS:32-bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz | AMD Athlon X2, 2.8 GHz or better
Memory:2 GB RAM
Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS | AMD Radeon 3850 or better
DirectX®:10
Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Additional:Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0c and below not supported.


In bold, it means that, if you install MK Komplete Edition, it will take up 10 GB from your hard disk.


The only games I'm really interested in are Duke Nukem Forever, Heroes of Might and Magic V, Mortal Kombat Kollection, Left 4 Dead 2, Dark, Saints Row: The Third, Sims 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines. All together those games would leave my hard drive with 388. 5 GB left 8O

That's plenty of room that would be left free. I used a calculator, took my current hard drive space and all of those games, subtracted the GB and ended up with 388.5. That's kind of surprising.


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20 Oct 2013, 11:50 am

Yeah, a 570 GB HD is pretty good for gaming. I intend to buy one of those, too, because, although I prefer Ubuntu, I need a HD with Windows in it to play games like Just Cause 2 and Batman: Arkham.


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20 Oct 2013, 6:24 pm

xxZeromancerlovexx wrote:
All together those games would leave my hard drive with 388. 5 GB left 8O


That's still a lot of space, but you don't have to have every game installed at the same time ;)


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21 Oct 2013, 12:12 pm

I like GOG.com better. Not as many games or as many good ones, but you don't need to install a stupid app, or use copy protection.

Someone enlighten me if this has changed.



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21 Oct 2013, 1:27 pm

A Steam account costs nothing I believe but I haven't read the fine print.

I'm taking Steam more seriously and due to their sales, I'm only buying videogame consoles for the games that cannot be found on the PC. I recently bought Batman Arkham Aslyum and Arkham City for a total of $12.50 last weekend when those two were on sale due to the launch of the new Arkham Origins game.

Electronic Arts' Origin service acts the same as Steam and I recently spent $5.00 on the Origin Humble Bundle sale that netted me like 12 games on Origin including Burnout Paradise, Battlefield 3, Crysis 2 Maxium version, Dead Space 1 & 3, and Mirror's Edge.

On Steam, there is a Sonic the Hedgehog bundle that costs $29.99 and consists of 17 games. Both SEGA Racing games, Sonic Adventures, the Genesis Sonic games, Sonic CD, and others are part of that package.

I plan to spend some money on GOG.com as well especially Sim City 2000 since it's on the Mac and PC. There's also the Mac App Store and you can find plenty of games there as well.

With those options, there's no reason to have a PS3 or 360 at this point unless they have games that you want to play that you can't buy on the services listed above such as Halo for the 360 and some stuff for the PS3 but I'm not really into the PS3's first party games.