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Posted: Jan 6th 2011 9:44PM (Unverified) said

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d2d is digital purchase?

Posted: Jan 6th 2011 9:58PM Frogh said

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When does this deal begin? I see regular prices on virtually every game, including the games you listed.

Posted: Jan 6th 2011 9:59PM Frogh said

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Nevermind, code is "Joker".

Posted: Jan 6th 2011 10:27PM yeppers said

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Wow... might be a good time to pick up the Guild Wars Bonus Mission Pack. It's going to be $8 USD during the sale.

http://www.direct2drive.com/6/5890/product/Buy-Guild-Wars-Bonus-Mission-Pack-Download

Posted: Jan 6th 2011 11:30PM (Unverified) said

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Haven't played FFXI in years and to get it for $7 is worth it. COP was so boring back then but thankfully the lvl cap for them are gone.

Just hope the community isn't still full of iditots in valkrum dunes.

Posted: Jan 6th 2011 11:41PM alinos said

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so is rift going to be worth it

Posted: Jan 7th 2011 12:07AM DancingCow said

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@alinos

Depends on your tastes.

It's an excellent evolution of the EQ/WOW style of MMO with just enough different to have strong appeal to players who like this style of game and might be bored with their current MMO.

Personally I grew bored with that style of MMO a long time ago but I think the game has been cleverly designed to have broad appeal and can see it being incredibly successful.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 2:07AM alinos said

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@DancingCow

:( WoW how you bore me so, well really anything that has enforced gear grind to maintain the illusion of progress :(
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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 5:26AM Gaugamela said

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Does D2D requires you to be online and connected to their service to play the games as Steam does? Can't find anything on their site clarifying this.

Posted: Jan 7th 2011 5:31AM Renitaur said

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@Gaugamela
Nope, just download from there, no connection required, of course the do try to get you to use the whole Commarade game manager/ downloader, but you can just do it all in your browser.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 5:53AM Gaugamela said

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@Renitaur

Awesome!!! I was very reluctant to use Steam because it requires an internet connection and a connection to it to play even offline games but since Direct2Drive doesn't requires that then I will start using them to purchase my games digitally. :)
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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 8:53AM Beekay said

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@Gaugamela You may find some games require you to be online, but most of the single player offline games I've bought from Steam do not require you to be connected in order to play them. The Half-Life series doesn't force you to be online, neither do many of the non-Valve games.

I think I've bought about 30 games via Steam over the years, and I'm struggling to think of more than a couple of games that require you to be connected to the inter-web-thingy..

I think it's also fair to say that some games bought from brick & mortar stores (like walmart or gamestop) and games bought from other digital distribution services, like D2D, also require you to be online to play them - so it's not just a Steam thing.

(I often log out of Steam before launching games - games like Darkstar One, Half-Life 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Single Player))
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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 9:08AM alinos said

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@Gaugamela

Steam doesn't require you to always be connected to the internetz just switch to offline mode

oh and take note some D2D games will verify on steam because Steam is the game's DRM

off the top of my head i get MW2 BO Bishock 2(i think) DoWII Mafia 2 i believe
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