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PC Games?

Postby relocaterelocate » Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:24 am

I've recently got back into PC gaming after a pause of about 3 years (baby born 3 years ago - priorities changed ;)

Anyway, was wondering whether anyone could suggest a good place to buy PC Games? Most of the stores I've seen so far have a very poor selection and I still haven't come across a place with a comprehensive range of games...

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Postby curiousgeorge » Tue, 18 Jan 2011 5:13 pm

Wow, you really have been out of it a long time, eh? These days, we don't go into shops to buy games, we buy them online :D

Download the Steam client and use the online shop to cover most of the top games.


Alternatively go Funan Digital Mall. Explore all the shops...they will have it all covered.

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Postby relocaterelocate » Tue, 18 Jan 2011 5:40 pm

Firstly, thanks for the response.

Secondly, it's not like I quit gaming while Wolfenstein 3D was popular ;) But seroiusly, are you telling me most people now DL their PC games? How long does it take to DL a 3GB+ game on these ridiculously slow Singapore internet connections?

I guess the games should be chepear if you DL them directly, what with no packaging/storage etc costs. For some reason though, I don't think thats the case...

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Postby modonaut » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:13 am

Steam.
And wait for promotions:)
Promotional prices are ridiculous.

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Postby Sad Panda » Wed, 16 Mar 2011 9:35 pm

Steam has been a godsend for gaming No more lost CD keys or DVDs. Sure you can't resell the game later but if you buy games on sale you'll be fine.

If you want a fun little game try out Magicka its $10 USD. (run the demo first to make sure you can run it. Some people haven't been able to.)

Beyond that World of Goo is a must play. If you can check out the Humble Indie Bundle its usually on sale then.
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:03 pm

Though, it's over, there will surely be a next Humble Bundle

It's basically several indie games bundled together. The first one had six; the next, five. All games can be installed on Windows, Linux or Mac.

You pay what you want, you dictate how much of what you paid go to the developers or to charity.

Good fun--World of Goo and Aquaria are highly recommended.

EDIT: just read sad panda's post's last part.

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Postby OdinZA » Tue, 05 Apr 2011 8:14 pm

relocaterelocate wrote:Firstly, thanks for the response.

Secondly, it's not like I quit gaming while Wolfenstein 3D was popular ;) But seroiusly, are you telling me most people now DL their PC games? How long does it take to DL a 3GB+ game on these ridiculously slow Singapore internet connections?

I guess the games should be chepear if you DL them directly, what with no packaging/storage etc costs. For some reason though, I don't think thats the case...


Are the singapore connections really that bad :( What sort of pings to you get to news.bbc.co.uk ?

What download speed do you get off steam ?

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Postby bigfilsing » Sun, 10 Apr 2011 3:25 pm

OdinZA wrote:
relocaterelocate wrote:Firstly, thanks for the response.

Secondly, it's not like I quit gaming while Wolfenstein 3D was popular ;) But seroiusly, are you telling me most people now DL their PC games? How long does it take to DL a 3GB+ game on these ridiculously slow Singapore internet connections?

I guess the games should be chepear if you DL them directly, what with no packaging/storage etc costs. For some reason though, I don't think thats the case...


Are the singapore connections really that bad :( What sort of pings to you get to news.bbc.co.uk ?

What download speed do you get off steam ?


Steam is indeed a god send

Haven't downloaded from them for a while but i remember getting 350kb/s when i downloaded black ops. Hardly light speed but good enough.
Joining online games in Japan and Korea im pinging in the 90 to 120 range so quite playable.

Me thinks it will depend on the time of day ( TV show torrents seem to fly at night)

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Postby Waiting4Skyrim » Sat, 02 Jul 2011 11:34 pm

There are shops in Funan & Sim Lim that stock new/current games. I am most likely to order a set of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim .. 8-) ..

Alternatively, you can try ordering from play-asia.com

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Postby solubytes » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 9:48 pm

nowadays people play Kinetic :D

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Postby Waiting4Skyrim » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 12:49 am

solubytes wrote:nowadays people play Kinetic :D


Maybe.. :cool: but its kinda 'off' for me

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Postby auroraz » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:06 pm

Anyone know when the next Final Fantasy coming out on PC? Miss FF7. Hopefully they remake it.

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 5:51 pm

Humble Bundle 3 out now!

http://www.humblebundle.com/


The Humble Indie Bundle #3

Pay what you want. If you bought these five games separately, it would cost around $50, but we're letting you set the price!

All of the games work great on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

We don't use DRM. When you buy these games, they are yours. Feel free to play them without an internet connection, back them up, and install them on all of your Macs and PCs freely. There is no time-limit on your downloads.

You can support charity. Choose exactly how your purchase is divided: Between the developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or the Child's Play Charity. Also, if you like this deal, a tip to the Humble Bundle itself would be much appreciated!


DISCLAIMER: not affiliated, woof-woof


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