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Old 1st October 2012, 01:47 PM   #61 (permalink)
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XCOM demo available via Steam as of 24 September
OMG! Thank you!

I'm downloading that right now. This is easily my single most anticipated game in years!
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Old 1st October 2012, 06:22 PM   #62 (permalink)
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AH, pc it is then, everyone here getting it through steam I take it?
I believe you can only play XCOM thru stream on the PC since they are using it as their DRM.
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Old 1st October 2012, 10:36 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I believe you can only play XCOM thru stream on the PC since they are using it as their DRM.
Yes, but you can also buy it at retail (i.e. not through Steam).
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Old 1st October 2012, 10:49 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Yes, but you can also buy it at retail (i.e. not through Steam).
Yip....I ordered from Amazon.....although thinking of buying through Steam.
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Old 2nd October 2012, 04:17 AM   #65 (permalink)
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to be clear, Steam is offering some pre-purchase bonus items (all of which have been "unlocked" as of today). these include:

Reward 1
Elite Soldier Pack*
The Elite Soldier Pack will provide the ultimate tools for soldier customization in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, including:

Classic XCOM Soldier
Players will instantly receive a new recruit in their barracks inspired by the original X-COM: UFO Defense. The iconic soldier with the blonde, flattop hairstyle will return fully modernized.
Soldier Deco packs
Players can customize their soldier with several aesthetic upgrades to armor suits, including the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits.
Complete color customization
A variety of colors and tints for all armor sets in the game allow players complete control to customize their squad’s look.

Reward 2

Everything Above, Plus:
3 Exclusive XCOM TF2 Items*
The Crafty Hair
If you're ever planning on fighting aliens, this is the hair to have.
Area 451
If aliens ever invaded Badlands and used their special alien powers to make all of our heads look like alien heads, this is a scientifically accurate representation of what Pyro would look like.
The Vigilant Pin
This pin proudly states to all that you are at least vaguely aware of the possibility that maybe aliens exist.

Reward 3

Everything Above, Plus:
A Free copy of Civilization V!* Already own Civilization V? Gift a copy to your friend.


ordering from Amazon (download version), by contrast will save you a few quid/€/dollars and will still include the same Reward 1 from above (but not the other two).

of course there are physical copies to be purchased if you like all the extra niceties (art book, fold out HQ map, etc) that might come in that format if you fancy paying a little more.
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Old 2nd October 2012, 09:30 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Yes, but you can also buy it at retail (i.e. not through Steam).
Yes, but I thought even if you bought it at retail it would require you to install Steam... I could be wrong, it has happened before


And regarding the "free" gifts when preordering I didnt receive a message telling me that Civ5 was unlocked, I saw that it was unlocked on the XCOM page and clicked on the Civ5 link where it told me I already owned the game.... so I installed it
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The lead designer of the game never really did much (of note) beyond that game. In fact he mostly just kept making that same game over and over again
kinda my point.

Seems like everybody's loving it so far... Will have to give it a look.
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I just cancelled my Retail and bout Steam......retail would only arrive on the 22nd October and that is WAY too long.
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I was quite happy to forgo the Steam "gifts" and get it via GMG (with a voucher) at a much more reasonable $37.50 vs the $69.99 direct from Steam! Publishers really need to learn to keep their Steam prices reasonable for Australia!

I ordered Dishonored via GMG too for $45 (again with a voucher) instead of $79.99 To get the exact same product it's just ridiculous.

In fact with the Borderlands 2 Season Pass for $24 vs $39.99 also purchased recently I've saved $83.47 over 2 games and a DLC pass!
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Old 3rd October 2012, 01:00 AM   #70 (permalink)
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I was quite happy to forgo the Steam "gifts" and get it via GMG (with a voucher) at a much more reasonable $37.50 vs the $69.99 direct from Steam! Publishers really need to learn to keep their Steam prices reasonable for Australia!
Here in SA the Steam version was $49.99 and retail on Amazon was $59.99
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