If you want to throw money at this game, Steam will take it!

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#1 Posted by vespene_jazz (33 posts) -
#2 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

70 fucking dollars?!

#3 Posted by BeachThunder (12410 posts) -

I would recommend buying it from Greenman Gamingand using this 25% off code - GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G (the game uses Steamworks, so you'll still end up playing it through Steam anyway).

#4 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -

I was about to make this thread, too heh. Already bought.

#5 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

I think I've discovered that I have some kind of disease where I can't see numbers straight.

For all I know I'm typing in Korean.

Either that or Steam is FUCKING with me.

#6 Posted by Lanceuppercut (133 posts) -

Got my pre-order can't wait!

#7 Posted by Zurv (446 posts) -

money thrown!

#8 Posted by Rayeth (1071 posts) -

Dunno what $70 that dude is talking about, maybe Europe or something.

It shows as $49.99 to me.

#9 Posted by BoG (5192 posts) -

I'm going to buy this. Thanks for the heads up!

#10 Posted by BisonHero (7036 posts) -

The "pre-purchase rewards" thing is kind of fucked up. Whatever, the game looks pretty cool, and I'll probably pick it up sometime in the next year.

But seriously, you're on Steam, not Kickstarter. You're goddamn Firaxis, you have the money. Stretch goals not required.

#11 Posted by SwiftFire (75 posts) -

It's $69.99 in Australia and probably in Europe too. :(

#12 Posted by Zella (822 posts) -

@Rayeth said:

Dunno what $70 that dude is talking about, maybe Europe or something.

It shows as $49.99 to me.

Same, 49.99 here in Canada

#13 Posted by Dredlockz (347 posts) -

Valve, you crazy genius bastards!

I read on the 2K forums, that even if we don't hit Reward tier 1, we'll get the Elite Soldier Pack. It's kinda rigged.

I'm guessing the same is true for Reward 2, those TF2 hats are probably done already, no point in not putting them out there at the end.

Tier 3 tho, I guess they can not give Civ5 for free, no probs.

Reward2:

Reward 3: CIV 5!

#14 Posted by Pudge (922 posts) -

The XCOM TF2 items were in an update earlier in the week, so one has to imagine that they would come either way right?

I don't know, it's just a weird system. However, as someone who doesn't already own Civ 5, and who plays TF2 more than goes outside, I guess it couldn't hurt to pre order.

#15 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

@Pudge: I assume that if it reaches the goal, everyone who pre-purchased will get the hats in Genuine quality.

Overall it's a pretty fucking odd system, and it's not gonna change my stance on pre-purchasing games; even though this is one of the two games that I'm looking forward to for the rest of the year.

#16 Posted by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

Done and done.

#17 Edited by Dredlockz (347 posts) -

@ThePaleKing said:

@Pudge: this is one of the two games that I'm looking forward to for the rest of the year.

I'll bite, what's the other one?

Hitman?

#18 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

I would rather buy the Physical Edition and get.

  • Fold out poster of the XCOM base
  • Art book detailing the conceptual journey of re-imagining the classic
  • Patch of the XCOM "Vigilo/Confido" insignia
  • Digital bonus items including multi-monitor desktops, soundtrack, and more
  • Special Edition Features include a fold out poster of the XCOM base, an art book detailing the conceptual journey of re-imagining the classic, a patch of the XCOM "Viglio/Confido" insignia and digital bonus items including multi-monitor desktops, soundrack and more.
#19 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

@Dredlockz: Dishonoured. Hitman is a maybe.

#20 Posted by living4theday258 (679 posts) -

TF2 hats, badges, and alien pyros...... no valve I will not.

#21 Posted by Humanity (10065 posts) -

@SwiftFire said:

It's $69.99 in Australia and probably in Europe too. :(

Hehe Europe? Wheres that? B^} - Steam

#22 Posted by AndrewB (7689 posts) -

I came into the XCom series way too late to enjoy it, but I loooooooove me some Firaxis...

Tough call.

#23 Posted by Dredlockz (347 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

I would rather buy the Physical Edition

I'm getting both :|

I know, its fucked up, but my collector's edition is being signed by the firaxis team (a friend worked in that project), so its arriving a bit late, and fuckit if I'm waiting a week to play that game.

#24 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Dredlockz said:

@Dagbiker said:

I would rather buy the Physical Edition

I'm getting both :|

I know, its fucked up, but my collector's edition is being signed by the firaxis team (a friend worked in that project), so its arriving a bit late, and fuckit if I'm waiting a week to play that game.

NEVER open your physical copy in that case.

In fact, enshrine it in your house.

I mean, you're already buying two copies of the game, you're clearly fucking insane enough to pull it off.

#25 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

Throwing money ain't a thang.

#26 Posted by Chris2KLee (2338 posts) -

Greenmangaming has it for $49.99 plus 25% off with the current onsite coupon (so $37.50) and it activates on Steam.

#27 Posted by HarlechQuinn (451 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

I would rather buy the Physical Edition and get.

  • Fold out poster of the XCOM base
  • Art book detailing the conceptual journey of re-imagining the classic
  • Patch of the XCOM "Vigilo/Confido" insignia
  • Digital bonus items including multi-monitor desktops, soundtrack, and more
  • Special Edition Features include a fold out poster of the XCOM base, an art book detailing the conceptual journey of re-imagining the classic, a patch of the XCOM "Viglio/Confido" insignia and digital bonus items including multi-monitor desktops, soundrack and more.

I am on his side and this is the version I preordered... although I nowadays prefer digital releases because of storage issues... oh well, I should be able to cram it somewhere between all the other boxes...

#28 Posted by Brodehouse (10129 posts) -

GOD FUCKING DAMMIT URRRGG TAKE MY MONEY PUT THAT GAME IN MY FACE

#29 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

Preorder on Steam so I get my sweet, sweet TF2 crackhats.

#30 Edited by CaLe (4052 posts) -

This is a game I really need a demo for. I've never played anything similar to it and really dunno what to expect. I don't even know if I'll like it, especially as someone who has zero interest in Civilization.

#31 Posted by crusader8463 (14428 posts) -

I came a little when I reloaded steam last night and saw that pop up in a notification. I will be a sad marine if we don't at least get to tier 2. Not just for the lack of TF2 items but because it means a game as awesome as this is not selling well.

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#32 Posted by crusader8463 (14428 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

I came into the XCom series way too late to enjoy it, but I loooooooove me some Firaxis...

Tough call.

I have never played an XCom game before and I for one have had a perma hard on for this game since I first heard about it. I should go see a doctor...

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#33 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12109 posts) -

I may or may not have pre-ordered it immediately upon hearing that I could do so. I'm pretty much done with TF2 by now, but free hats are never a bad thing.

I was having trouble choosing between this and Dishonored (as they come out the same day and I am poor), but the developer livestreams pushed me over the edge.

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#34 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -
#35 Posted by Dredlockz (347 posts) -

@Terramagi said:

NEVER open your physical copy in that case.

In fact, enshrine it in your house.

I mean, you're already buying two copies of the game, you're clearly fucking insane enough to pull it off.

I've been thinking about it. It would be way more valuable unopened, but goddamn I wanna see that art book.

#36 Edited by Dredlockz (347 posts) -

@CaLe said:

This is a game I really need a demo for. I've never played anything similar to it and really dunno what to expect. I don't even know if I'll like it, especially as someone who has zero interest in Civilization.

Dude!

1.- go buy the original X-COM:UFO Defense from steam and play it. (warning: its a game from the 90s, OLD AS FUCK, but I still play it every once in a while, its fantastic).

2.- check out Jake Solomon, the lead designer of X-COM: Enemy Unknown playing against some dude from Amazon

http://www.twitch.tv/2k/b/331088930

3.- Preorder X-COM: Enemy Unknown from Steam, so I can get my hats

4.- ???

5.- Profit

#37 Posted by BeachThunder (12410 posts) -

Reward 1 is unlocked.

#38 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3986 posts) -

Can't wait for this game gotdamn. Turn based strategy with a budget!?!? Pinch me someone.

@ArbitraryWater said:

I may or may not have pre-ordered it immediately upon hearing that I could do so. I'm pretty much done with TF2 by now, but free hats are never a bad thing.

I was having trouble choosing between this and Dishonored (as they come out the same day and I am poor), but the developer livestreams pushed me over the edge.

That's a great release day for unique and games worth supporting (as long as they don't inexplicably turn out to be disasters, both look awesome)

#39 Posted by e_p (26 posts) -

How do you people feel about this "get rewards if enough people pre-buy" thing? I'll buy XCOM anyway, so it seems like a lucrative deal, but I could also wait and perhaps get it cheaper.

#40 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

If it was EA doing this, people would be loosing their fucking shit about this.

#41 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

Most stores provide you with the first reward. The other two rewards are just so poor that I don't care if they're achieved or not. If these two rewards were ingame stuff for XCOM we couldn't get anywhere else, then it'd be different.

#42 Posted by Veektarius (5018 posts) -

What percentage of Steam's users actually play TF2? They seem to use it a lot in their incentives, but I don't really know anyone who's still into it.

#43 Posted by Shakezula84 (443 posts) -

I'm already buying the game on PS3 (I don't have a PC to play it on) so I'm already spending $59.99

#44 Posted by Undeadpool (4997 posts) -

Does Steam charge you immediately for pre-orders or is it a "when the game is out and downloadable" kind of thing?

#45 Edited by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Undeadpool said:

Does Steam charge you immediately for pre-orders or is it a "when the game is out and downloadable" kind of thing?

Immediate.

@Veektarius said:

What percentage of Steam's users actually play TF2? They seem to use it a lot in their incentives, but I don't really know anyone who's still into it.

If you have a Steam account, you have TF2 one hundred percent, guaranteed.

#46 Posted by Undeadpool (4997 posts) -

@Terramagi: Perfect. As much as I love Amazon, their method makes budgeting a nightmare.

#47 Posted by Shookems (474 posts) -

Wish the green man gaming coupon didn't already expire

#48 Posted by Jackel2072 (2279 posts) -

as soon as i get my check next week this will be pre-ordered!

#49 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1896 posts) -

I'm going to pre-order this anyway, so the tier thing is just weird. There really isn't anything out there done by smaller companies to survive that bigger corporations won't emulate to make even more money, is there? (I'm referring to Triple A titles that also have microtransactions *cough* Mass Effect 3 *cough*.)

I swore off pre-orders for a long time after getting burned by Civ 5, but this looks like too much fun. I really hope it's not another Civ 5.

#50 Posted by 8Bit_Archer (461 posts) -

Yeah i just added all this info to the games page hopefully it will get applied soon...this info needs to be out there and I hope Steam does this in future with other releases ...really cool

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