matti00's forum posts

#1 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

4 games, 2 soundtracks and a movie for less than £20. I'd say I fared pretty well, having stuck to my limit and not actually bought anything I didn't originally want.

As for what I bought:

  • Dear Esther + Soundtrack
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
  • Analogue: A Hate Story + Soundtrack
  • Indie Game: The Movie

Hmm, that's a lot of colons. I got Portal 2 too, but I got it before the sale started for a similar price. Seems like Terraria was a popular one, but I already had that one too.

#2 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I don't... I, er, I can't... uh, who doesn't like Rez?

#3 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I have done in the past, but I've regretted it fairly quickly. Wash yourself afterwards.

#4 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

Got mine today too, wasn't expecting it for another month so I was pretty excited. Really good art in here, but I do wish it had more Lilly and especially Emi. Emi-bros for life.

Anyway, very happy with it overall, badges are pretty good too. I'd take some pictures but my camera's awful, sorry duders.

#5 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

@dcgc said:

Is BIT.TRIP games going to be any cheaper? I wanted to get BIT.TRIP Beat for less than 2€ but the 2€ price tag was already a normal price tag before Steam raised the price, and are now lowering it again on the flash deal. Since the flash deal only lasts a couple of hours and I don't know if the game will appear in a Daily Deal, do you think should just get it now?

It's currently £1.74 in the UK, which is the cheapest I've seen any game other than The Binding of Isaac (£0.99). I doubt it's getting cheaper, and it's worth your money at that price.

#6 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I had a part time job while I was at university and I was one of the top in my class, is US university that difficult?

Anyway, I wouldn't feel too bad about it. As long as your parents want you to do well at school, they'll be happy to keep you there. And if it gets difficult towards the end, you could take out a loan. If you're doing this well in your studies you should be able to find a decent job and pay it off. Chin up guy, sounds like you've had it pretty hard, but the results will make it all worthwhile.

#7 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I've bought many games before that have reviewed averagely, and managed to enjoy them. A 3 out of 5 score doesn't mean the game is bad.

Also, reviews are subjective, their opinions are not the be all and end all and they know it, stop whining.

#8 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

@matti00 said:

I would say Valve's story is the perfect example of why a free market economy works. They did it cheaper and better than anyone else, so they got the lion's share of the market.

If someone else has a better idea, they'll be able to take over the market too. I like that we have Steam and there's still room for niche services like GOG, it shows the system is working.

Only if they also have an established multi-million selling PC franchise which they can leverage to kickstart their service.

Steam have a virtually unassailable market position at this point. Even with a 'better idea' I think it'd be near enough impossible for somebody else to take over the market. Valve could use their market dominance to make life very, very difficult for anybody they considered serious competition, if they were so inclined.

You're right, taking over the market might be a difficult task, I take it back. That sort of thing could take years, even decades, but it's not unthinkable for a well run platform to at least take a part of Valve's market share. My main point is that I don't believe Valve have a monopoly.

#9 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

@banishedsoul1 said:

@matti00: No one else was really doing Digital games. Steam really never had much of anyone to fight with. Market only saves the consumer money when there is real competition to keep them fighting. Look at windows when vista was god awful people had no where else to go but wait for windows 7 or stat with xp. D2D and desura were pretty much all that stood and steams way and are pretty much irrelevant at this point.

You're thinking too small, when I talk about the PC market I include brick and mortar stores too. You don't consider them a competitor now, because Steam made them obsolete. Market forces in action.

I agree for the most part with what you say about operating systems, but we all know that's been broken for years. That's a fairly well cemented duopoly, whereas I think it's unfair to say the PC games market is a closed system.

#10 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

Do you care about your friends? Do you have 10-15 minutes spare a day? Then it might be worth you getting a Facebook.