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Old 06-01-10, 05:41 PM   #85
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I can't see Steam on Mac being a success. I thought Macs were mainly fashion accessories?
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Old 06-01-10, 05:50 PM   #86
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I heard the Mac port of Steam is locked at 30FPS. ::
No, they are lucky to get 30 FPS at all on a Mac. Garbage.
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Old 06-01-10, 06:04 PM   #87
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so a $2000 macbook cant run portal it seems. might be drivers that mac needs to work on or did all the mac fans call mac about this yet? i thought only schools used mac till i seen people walking out of bestbuy. wanted to cry really
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Old 06-01-10, 07:53 PM   #88
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seriously most people who own Macs don't actually use them for anything other than web browsing and ornamental purposes. and to show people all the "cool feautures" that are only good for showing to people as cool features.
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Old 06-01-10, 08:15 PM   #89
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Generally, which "format" do you prefer to buy your PC games?

One more thing! Is it true that once you install and use any recent PC game, you cannot sell it because the key has been used?
Steam FTW. If the game is not on Steam I won't get it. I love the ability to install/uninstall without worrying about losing boxes, manuals, cd keys, etc. Steam works, and makes it simple.
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Old 06-01-10, 08:22 PM   #90
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seriously most people who own Macs don't actually use them for anything other than web browsing and ornamental purposes. and to show people all the "cool feautures" that are only good for showing to people as cool features.
Lol. I use windows for work but I jaw a MacBook for personal use. It's great and I didn't get it for ornamental purposes.
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Old 06-01-10, 08:41 PM   #91
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I can't see Steam on Mac being a success. I thought Macs were mainly fashion accessories?
Valve said Mac games make up 11 percent of Steam purchases since the launch and that was few weeks ago. I'd say it's a success.

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Old 06-01-10, 09:01 PM   #92
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For some reason, some games, i.e. those by Rockstar, is not available on Steam in my area but is available as retail (steam hid GTA4 as soon as I signed up and told it that I'm in Malaysia, but the game is sold at stores locally over here). So I guess that's my only choice.

Ninja edit: It seems that R* has vanished off steam completely. It's not even showing when I visited the website. Not sure if it's only my IP or if something is going on.

Otoh, Steam is a great way to get Valve and Indie games.

I'd vote "depends on situation", but that isn't in the list.
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Old 06-02-10, 08:54 AM   #93
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For some reason, some games, i.e. those by Rockstar, is not available on Steam in my area but is available as retail (steam hid GTA4 as soon as I signed up and told it that I'm in Malaysia, but the game is sold at stores locally over here). So I guess that's my only choice.

Ninja edit: It seems that R* has vanished off steam completely. It's not even showing when I visited the website. Not sure if it's only my IP or if something is going on.

Otoh, Steam is a great way to get Valve and Indie games.

I'd vote "depends on situation", but that isn't in the list.
Weird.

I think people can still gift you the games if you know anyone in another region.
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Old 06-02-10, 08:59 AM   #94
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yeah, gifting still works even if you are in one of the "forbidden" lands
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Old 06-02-10, 09:05 AM   #95
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i guess this explains it

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Malaysia will ban any high impact scary violence, cruelty, content that against Muslim and sexual content. In August 2008, Head of a Malaysian consumer rights organization, Mohamed Idris, called for a ban of Grand Theft Auto and other similarly violent games such as Manhunt Series.[29][30] However, the game still continues to sell.On February 2010, one week after Dante's Inferno released, the game was banned by Jabatan Agama Islam for cruelty, sexuality and content that against the Muslim law. However the game still continues to sell.
retail stores might have decided to not follow the rule, since they still want the sales. but steam has to follow the rules or could possibly be banned from the country all together.
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Old 06-03-10, 03:34 PM   #96
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Well, thing about Malaysia is, the politicians all seem keen on stepping over each other. For all I know the ban could've been overruled a few days after it's signed- it has happened before. Either that, or it's the R* price discrimination thing that's also plaguing Australia. After all, many of the PC games on Malaysian shelves seems to be sourced from Australia.
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