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Old 07-29-2010, 05:29 PM   #1
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Just Cause 2 50% Off on Steam


This weekend on Steam you can get Avalanche Studios' action game, Just Cause 2, at 50% off ($24.99). The Prima Official Strategy Guide and $DLC are also on sale at 50% off.

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Dive into an adrenaline-fuelled free-roaming adventure. As agent Rico Rodriguez, your orders are to find and kill your friend and mentor who has disappeared on the island paradise of Panau. There, you must cause maximum chaos by land, sea and air to shift the balance of power. With the unique grapple and parachute combo, BASE jump, hijack and create your own high-speed stunts. With 400 square miles of rugged terrain and hundreds of weapons and vehicles, Just Cause 2 defies gravity and belief.
Note: Just Cause 2 requires Windows Vista or Windows 7 and a video card that supports DirectX 10.
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I bought this, having lamented it since it was the same price during the early July sale. The demo was pretty fun, looking forward to the full monty delivering more of the same.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:24 PM   #3
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I'll buy it when it's $5... the demo made it seem more like a fun sandbox, with little substance other than that
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OS requirement fail >:
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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OS requirement fail >:
Agreed. It's not like they're throwing out support for Windows 98 or even Windows 2000, but Windows XP, which is still a major O/S of a lot of businesses, gamers and universities. I like Windows XP and Windows 7's interface looks too much like Vista, that of which I dislike.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:46 PM   #6
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Agreed. It's not like they're throwing out support for Windows 98 or even Windows 2000, but Windows XP, which is still a major O/S of a lot of businesses, gamers and universities. I like Windows XP and Windows 7's interface looks too much like Vista, that of which I dislike.
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..And look over here ladies and gentlemen and appreciate yet another consumer product which outlived its usefulness in the early 2000's, Mr. Big Mouth Billy Bass!
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:50 PM   #7
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If you're on XP, get off it...NOW. I don't game at all on my home PC but after I installed Win 7 Pro on it I saw a SIGNIFICANT performance increase in file access. I used Windows 7 up until a few weeks ago when I got a MAC, but it's still my go to OS.
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i want this bad but 12.50 or less is the most i can pay.....
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:57 PM   #9
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I'll buy it when it's $5... the demo made it seem more like a fun sandbox, with little substance other than that
Yes, there is very little substance. It's simply the most fun a sandbox game has ever produced (RDR disclaimer, never played it).
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I switch to a new OS when I buy a new computer. End of story.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:00 AM   #11
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I tried Vista out at work and it was a big stinking bag of fail and I downgraded back to XP within a week. But when I bought a DX10 video card and rebuilt my home computer, I took the plunge on 7. Also upgraded to it at work, and have never looked back. 7 is FTW
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:44 AM   #12
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Yes, there is very little substance. It's simply the most fun a sandbox game has ever produced (RDR disclaimer, never played it).
For a game with very little substance, it is still amazingly addictive. I have 70 hours so far and I just started it again on Hardcore to get the achievement.

It has the "just one more village to raze and THEN I will go to sleep" factor in spades.

I can't recommend it enough at this price. And while you're at it, pick up at LEAST the monster truck DLC and the aerial pack. There's a crack/cheat out there to have the rocket parachute always equipped. That makes the game 100x more fun.
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If you're on XP, get off it...NOW. I don't game at all on my home PC but after I installed Win 7 Pro on it I saw a SIGNIFICANT performance increase in file access. I used Windows 7 up until a few weeks ago when I got a MAC, but it's still my go to OS.
"If it aint broke, don't fix it" - Never had any problems with XP, why bother to change? My rig runs current games just fine, the only thing I'd want to change is going from a 32-bit O/S to a 64-bit O/S.
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"If it aint broke, don't fix it" - Never had any problems with XP, why bother to change? My rig runs current games just fine, the only thing I'd want to change is going from a 32-bit O/S to a 64-bit O/S.
XP is broke for my computer. I couldn't utilize most of my hardware (quad-core processor, 8 gigs of ram, DX10 card) if i was on XP.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:08 AM   #15
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You nailed it, very little substance. I hop on to fly jets around now and then.
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For a game with very little substance, it is still amazingly addictive. I have 70 hours so far and I just started it again on Hardcore to get the achievement.

It has the "just one more village to raze and THEN I will go to sleep" factor in spades.

I can't recommend it enough at this price. And while you're at it, pick up at LEAST the monster truck DLC and the aerial pack. There's a crack/cheat out there to have the rocket parachute always equipped. That makes the game 100x more fun.
Whoah there, pardner! You're bringing sand to the beach my friend.

I have almost 48% complete of the ENTIRE game, and for a guy with four kids, fulltime job and a 7-day a week workout schedule, that isn't bad!
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For a game with very little substance, it is still amazingly addictive. I have 70 hours so far and I just started it again on Hardcore to get the achievement.

It has the "just one more village to raze and THEN I will go to sleep" factor in spades.

I can't recommend it enough at this price. And while you're at it, pick up at LEAST the monster truck DLC and the aerial pack. There's a crack/cheat out there to have the rocket parachute always equipped. That makes the game 100x more fun.
Something is wrong with me, blowing stuff up just isn't enough for me anymore. I need story, plot, and immersion. Every time I fire this game up, I ask myself "what's the point?" after about 20 min.
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To be fair Isamura, I felt EXACTLY the same way after about ten minutes the first time I played it. However, I set a goal to get 100% completion in this game and it made every single time I played it thereafter simply golden.

Set a goal in games that are fun yet pointless and you'll find a reason to game again.
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Now if only it had a story that provided a rationale that made it imperative to earn every achievement, then you'd really have something.
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