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Prey (PC) @ Steam - $5.82 (incl. vat) - only this weekend
Prey (PC) @ Steam - $5.82 (incl. vat) - only this weekend

Prey (PC) @ Steam - $5.82 (incl. vat) - only this weekend

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A very good FPS (first person prespective) game which will push your graphic card. I highly recommend the game. You do need to install the STEAM client to make purchases from Steam.

If you convert @ exchange rate of 1.95, it comes to under £3!

Regards,

59 Comments

Cool game, the portal and 'omg I'm upside down' type gameplay is great with an interesting twist on multiplayer too. Heat added.

You may not need to install the steam client to make purchases from steam; but you do need a valid steam account which the game will bind to and download the steam client + game to play it.

:thumbsup:why all the negative heat? its not exactly crysis but for the price is a very good deal.

Excellent game, I've no idea why this is cold? Very strange indeed

Games bought via Steam will also be applicable to tax. Along with that, some banks may also charge extra for purchasing over Steam, as it counts as an overseas transaction.

mjt1337;1794801

Games bought via Steam will also be applicable to tax. Along with that, … Games bought via Steam will also be applicable to tax. Along with that, some banks may also charge extra for purchasing over Steam, as it counts as an overseas transaction.



Which is why you pay with paypal :thumbsup:

If the Steam business plan doesn't work and they shut down:shock:, do they give you the real game, or is it Game Over:cry:

Fun game. Heated a bit.

VAT, always catches me out on Steam.
Anyway, good price.

peackshelb;1794976

If the Steam business plan doesn't work and they shut down:shock:, do … If the Steam business plan doesn't work and they shut down:shock:, do they give you the real game, or is it Game Over:cry:



They've promised to unlock all the games, so you will be able to keep them.

It won't happen though. Steam has been hugely succesful.

And if you're worried about your games dissapearing, then you need to be aware that CDs/DVDs degrade over time, so they are not perminent storage media either.

Great deal, great spot - votted hot!

Not an amazing game, but definitely worth ~£3 or anyone's money, just ordered and voted hot.

nightswimmer;1795595

They've promised to unlock all the games, so you will be able to keep … They've promised to unlock all the games, so you will be able to keep them.It won't happen though. Steam has been hugely succesful.And if you're worried about your games dissapearing, then you need to be aware that CDs/DVDs degrade over time, so they are not perminent storage media either.



It's nuts to say that optical media degrades over time. I.e. if you burn a DVD, stick it in a case somewhere, and come back 100 years later, it would play PERFECTLY. The average human lifespan is probably about 80 years, so I think it will be fine. Of course, constantly reading from the disc might wear it out. But I believe it will still last a lifetime unless one is careless.

Hot deal. Though Steam absolutely is so beNt.

Great deal!

Voted hot and bought the game.

Houldey;1796312

Of course, constantly reading from the disc might wear it out. But I … Of course, constantly reading from the disc might wear it out. But I believe it will still last a lifetime unless one is careless.



If you have a game, it needs to be in the drive the whole time you play the game, and is in constant use. A lot of people do not store their games properly, just leaving the discs lying around, etc. So if you are not careful, wear and tear, poor handling etc. all cause the disc to degrade to the point where they are unusable.

nightswimmer;1795595

And if you're worried about your games dissapearing, then you need to be … And if you're worried about your games dissapearing, then you need to be aware that CDs/DVDs degrade over time, so they are not perminent storage media either.



Yes but it is lawful in most countries now to make one backup copy as long as it is purely personal and only used as a backup - even if software publishers make this as difficult as possible. With Steam you really are relying on them - but you have largely put my mind to rest on that:

nightswimmer;1795595

They've promised to unlock all the games, so you will be able to keep … They've promised to unlock all the games, so you will be able to keep them.It won't happen though. Steam has been hugely succesful.



Thanks for the detailed reply nightswimmer

Banned

Voted hot, can't go wrong at that price

great deal i'd go for the steam version over the cd anyday.

And no way would a burnt cd/dvd last 100 years.

LiGhTfasT;1796414

no way would a burnt cd/dvd last 100 years.



I've got to agree with you there. Although when you buy a game on CD/DVD it's pressed not burn't, and should last over 50 years under reasonable storage conditions. Not a burnt disc though.

LiGhTfasT;1796414

great deal i'd go for the steam version over the cd anyday.



What happens if you've finished with a Steam game and want to give it to a relative/friend or sell it? This is no problem with a CD/DVD, you just have to delete any files off your computer first. Can you just pass on/sell your Steam account with the game??

Houldey;1796312

It's nuts to say that optical media degrades over time. I.e. if you burn … It's nuts to say that optical media degrades over time. I.e. if you burn a DVD, stick it in a case somewhere, and come back 100 years later, it would play PERFECTLY.

Wrong, on so many levels. Plastic degrades. Ink degrades. The dye used on DVDs must degrade with heat and light or it wouldn't burn in the first place; over time, optical media degrades. While it's true that burned DVDs are more stable than commercially pressed DVDs with an aluminium-based compound, you won't get 100 years out of them. Obviously the better the dye the better the life expectancy, but DVDs are a limited-life medium, just like hard drives and USB pens and any other media. You're looking at 10-20 years retention, which should be fine for anything other than archiving.

Banned

Hot!
Awesome stuff.

Best thing about steam is that I can transfer one large folder of all my games and hey presto after a platform update I can play them all straight off. Prefer cd/dvd's but hey, so far no complaints (apart from STEAM not working for a year, good job I had FM). Lets hope the drive never fails...would be downloading for a long long time if that happened!!

peackshelb;1796473

What happens if you've finished with a Steam game and want to give it to … What happens if you've finished with a Steam game and want to give it to a relative/friend or sell it? This is no problem with a CD/DVD, you just have to delete any files off your computer first. Can you just pass on/sell your Steam account with the game??



According to the t&cs you are not allowed to do this. However some people give/sell their accounts containing their games to other people. Steam doesn't restrict you to one IP number/one computer, so you can play you games from any computer, and from anywhere, just as long as only one computer is logged in at any one time. As a result there is no real way they can tell it's not actually you, if you sell your account on.

Oh, and to answer your earlier point, you can also back up all your Steam games to HD/CD/DVD if you want.

I can't believe these people fighting over how long a dvd will last!

once you finish the game it goes into your drawer and you will never touch again... even in 10 years time!

Just got it Cheers for heads up!

gcmarcal;1796587

I can't believe these people fighting over how long a dvd will last!once … I can't believe these people fighting over how long a dvd will last!once you finish the game it goes into your drawer and you will never touch again... even in 10 years time!



I am still playing SNES games that are 15 years old (carts not discs I know) but its quite resonable to think you mite want to play games again in years to come. Are films or albums of 10+ years never used again?

nightswimmer;1796506

According to the t&cs you are not allowed to do this. However some people … According to the t&cs you are not allowed to do this. However some people give/sell their accounts containing their games to other people. Steam doesn't restrict you to one IP number/one computer, so you can play you games from any computer, and from anywhere, just as long as only one computer is logged in at any one time. As a result there is no real way they can tell it's not actually you, if you sell your account on.



Thanks again nightswimmer

nightswimmer;1796506

Oh, and to answer your earlier point, you can also back up all your Steam … Oh, and to answer your earlier point, you can also back up all your Steam games to HD/CD/DVD if you want.


But given that you have to be connected over the internet to Steam to play anyway, why not just download it from them again if something happens and let them worry about keeping it backed up

The only big drawback I can see, is that if your internet connection is down or you're somewhere without internet, then you're not going to be able to use your game.

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!;1796695

I am still playing SNES games that are 15 years old (carts not discs I … I am still playing SNES games that are 15 years old (carts not discs I know) but its quite resonable to think you mite want to play games again in years to come. Are films or albums of 10+ years never used again?



Agreed! I went back and checked out Ultima IV again a couple of years ago .... It sure was a blast from the past
(Although, admittedly not from the 5.25" floppies I originally purchased it on :whistling:)

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!;1796695

I am still playing SNES games that are 15 years old (carts not discs I … I am still playing SNES games that are 15 years old (carts not discs I know) but its quite resonable to think you mite want to play games again in years to come. Are films or albums of 10+ years never used again?



yep... you are right... I am going to look for my cassete tapes and my copy of ghostbusters on vhs and play them on my.... ****! Play where?

peackshelb;1796473

What happens if you've finished with a Steam game and want to give it to … What happens if you've finished with a Steam game and want to give it to a relative/friend or sell it? This is no problem with a CD/DVD, you just have to delete any files off your computer first. Can you just pass on/sell your Steam account with the game??



actually, under the terms and conditions attached to software, you aren't really allowed to sell on discs or whatever, as they are technically still the property of the copyright holder.

when you buy a game, it doesn't matter if it's PC or console, what you are actually buying is a license to use that software, not the actual software itself, and T&Cs specifically state you cannot resell that license. (This is why Game stopped selling 2nd hand PC software a few years back)

i know plenty of people do, and i'm not arguing the intricacies of these T&Cs, just stating the facts. It's why software publishers absolutely detest the fact shops sell 2nd hand console games, because it's pretty much a grey area legally.

Obviously the enforcability of these terms and conditions vary from territory to territory, but it's also why a lot of publishers are beginning to embrace Steam and the other digital distribution solutions, as they restrict the usage of the software, as you have said, by preventing resale.

it's all about the profit

cowkiller;1796888

Obviously the enforcability of these terms and conditions vary from … Obviously the enforcability of these terms and conditions vary from territory to territory, but it's also why a lot of publishers are beginning to embrace Steam and the other digital distribution solutions, as they restrict the usage of the software, as you have said, by preventing resale.



I think whilst it's true it does restrict resale, the bigger attraction to companies is how it prevents piracy, especially what they call 0-day piracy. This is when a game is pirated and distributed over the net illegally either on the day, or before the day, it goes on sale. With Steam they have control over the games that they pre-release to journalists, testers, etc. They can even let their user base start downloading the game before it's launch day, but until they send out the code to activate those games, those copies are useless.

When Steam first came out, I was totally against it and suspicious of Valve's motives, however I now see the advantages of it and am a convert. I also think Valve have demonstrated that they do have the gamer's interests at heart.

what the heck is steam????? This is putting me off buying it as i don't have a clue what it is!!!

Sweet! Voted hot. I've wanted to play this for ages after having played the demo, but never really got round to it.. no excuses not to now :thumbsup:

Hot deal. (in fact I bought it!)

In answer to a few questions /statement above:
- I have had a music CD degrade ( a 1st edition of NiN's the downward spiral) to a state where the silver was just falling off
- if you want a CD, then buy it in a shop - it will be a few quid more than this though!
- Steam makes patch management a doddle - not always obvious with other games? (anyone played some of the old battlefield games and tried to find the correct patches to play online?!!)
- resale is an issue, but in buying a game for £3 i dont really mind! (its about the same as hiring a dvd from blockbuster!)
- steam allows you to purchace the game at home and have it as quick as your net connection allows!

erm hats all i can think of now - thanks for the deal

(every weekend there will be a deal)

great thanks

voted HOT ...zzz Steam zzz..

scooter

Steam or no Steam, it's always good to have a hard copy of something ;-)

Prey has been a budget game for quite a long time. Check out the 3 for 2 offer at Sold Out Software's website (now Mastertronic...a name you'll remember if you had a Speccy, CPC 464 or C64!). You can get Prey for £3.33 effectively or £4.99 by itself (delivered):

mastertronic.com/

Alternatively, just go down to your local Game store as the offer is always on there too (although not on their website, I think).

Also, if you want to play without the disc in the drive or want to make a legal backup copy just Google "No CD crack" for the game in question...be careful which site you visit though! (GameCopyWorld is OK as far as I know).

Very good game actually, granted it took ages and ages to finally come out, but I felt that the game was really well made overall. And for under $6 its a steal!!

Heat added!

john68;1797362

what the heck is steam????? This is putting me off buying it as i don't … what the heck is steam????? This is putting me off buying it as i don't have a clue what it is!!!



Google not working?

Love the game myself. Just picked it up again at this price! Many thanks op.

Thanks, fantastic deal! Brilliant graphics and (so far) pretty fun gameplay!

voted hot.

As for those who are complaining about steam and the lack of cds, I'm one of those who prefer steam to cds. Why two reasons

I can have the games i've brought on more than computer (yay - obviously not at the same time). but also no more cd/dvds needing to be inserted when I want to play x, y or z game...

komakino;1797467

Steam or no Steam, it's always good to have a hard copy of something … Steam or no Steam, it's always good to have a hard copy of something ;-)Prey has been a budget game for quite a long time. Check out the 3 for 2 offer at Sold Out Software's website (now Mastertronic...a name you'll remember if you had a Speccy, CPC 464 or C64!). You can get Prey for £3.33 effectively or £4.99 by itself (delivered)



From what I've seen, if you have a retail copy of Prey you can put your CD-key into Steam and legally have a Steam copy of the game... still, can't beat the convenience!
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