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Will you be buying DEFCON?

Poll ended at Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:06 am

YES! Ill purchase it off the Introversion site
178
74%
YES! Ill purchase it off Steam
59
25%
I'll wait until its out to try the demo/read opinions
0
No votes
No way
2
1%
 
Total votes: 239
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Postby Vorlin » Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:21 pm

Montyphy wrote:
Vorlin wrote:The games are always polished


Are you sure you played Uplink? :P


Haha, yeah I remember some of the glaring problems, but then again, that happens with every game and Defcon won't be any different. Didn't like some of the bugs in Uplink but they got worked out at least. :D
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Postby voivod » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:09 pm

Hi all, this is my first post!!

I pre-purchase Defcon from Steam

I'm quite lazy to buy it in a shop, so i prefer to have it right inside my HD!!

sorry for my english

See you soon in some server!!!
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Postby xaero » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:25 pm

pre-order from IV ofcourse :) 746X
first post too, didnt bother before, though own copies of both uplink and darwinia :D

Any dutch buyers/players around for defcon?
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Postby Leonaken » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:57 pm

I'm considering buying it on Steam, even though I (and every beta tester) is already getting a boxed copy on the house. I suppose having the Steam edition would help me scour for bugs better.
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Postby kikinchaz » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:19 am

Yeah i do like steam, its a good easy way to access alot of your games. It also updates them without the effort of checking for patches, even though i do that anyway it just makes alot of things easier. Theres no real disadvantages of using the Steam version is there?

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Postby Andersong » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:36 am

kikinchaz wrote:Yeah i do like steam, its a good easy way to access alot of your games. It also updates them without the effort of checking for patches, even though i do that anyway it just makes alot of things easier. Theres no real disadvantages of using the Steam version is there?

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Postby Montyphy » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:41 am

kikinchaz wrote:Yeah i do like steam, its a good easy way to access alot of your games. It also updates them without the effort of checking for patches, even though i do that anyway it just makes alot of things easier. Theres no real disadvantages of using the Steam version is there?


Apart from it being a slight resource hog when running, shoving popups in your face and updating when you may not want to update. No.
Uplink help: Check out the Guide or FAQ.
Latest Uplink patch is v1.55.
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Postby kikinchaz » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:53 am

Actualy i really enjoy the steam update news, a good way of knowing whats going on by just logging on - keeps informed of upcoming game updates and releases and is extremely useful. Also dont forget the steam update had the big notice of DEFCON able to preorder! Never had any problems with update news opening midgame.

Also never had any problem of steam updating when i dont want it to. I think its a brilliant way for smaller developers to get into the market, and also for larger ones to digitally distribute games on a cheaper easier way of distribution.

ChaZ

Edit : Also it uses hardly any resources here.
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Postby Ahtykk » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:44 am

Supposed to have pre-ordered by now...
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Via Paypal...
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That lazy bastard didnt do anything for the last few months...
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Im gonna kill him...
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Postby Phelanpt » Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:22 am

Nadorst wrote:
Phelanpt wrote:...
Edit: Thanks, xander! Just preordered, order number 765X.

I had ordernumber 716X so that means that some 500 people have probably pre-ordered it through the IV website until now :wink:

PS: Why do you guys censor 1 or 2 numbers out of the ordernumber? Can someone malicious do something with wrong with that number? :cry:


I haven't thought of a specific way to use it maliciously, but there could be. Either way, if anyone wants to estimate how many pre-orders have been made, the last one or two digits are not important.
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Postby Kuth » Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:16 am

No option for buying off the shelf?

Unless there's some kind of movement to purchase Defcon off Introversion or steam...

Looks inexpensive enough for me to skip the demo and just get the game.
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Postby WNivek » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:42 am

Kuth wrote:No option for buying off the shelf?

If I've understood correctly, the boxed editions are only going to be available direct from Introversion. Thus, no shelf to buy it off of.
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Postby Kuth » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:49 am

lovely. So I either have to rely on a download which might get deleted or lost, or rely on a shipment that could also be lost in the mail.

Are you sure Defcon isn't going to retailers? That's how I found Darwinia....
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Postby Bas » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:50 am

xaero wrote:Any dutch buyers/players around for defcon?

Present.

I got order 7109, I think. That's 71090 Pounds into Introversion's pockets already, without even counting Steam revenue!
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Postby WNivek » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:52 am

Kuth wrote:lovely. So I either have to rely on a download which might get deleted or lost, or rely on a shipment that could also be lost in the mail.

Are you sure Defcon isn't going to retailers? That's how I found Darwinia....

Well I could be mis-interpreting, but the website clearly states "This website is the ONLY place you can get this boxed copy."

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