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Empire Total War is 50% off on STEAM, you should read this

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Some of you guys know me, some of you dont, but anyway im going to make a statement here about the deal going on right now on STEAM (I know is on the main page), even when is 3:00AM over here in uruguay so cut me some slack.

I bought this game at launch, 50usd which is a lot. Now, I was more than happy to be playing it, but it crashed when you end your turn in the middle of your grand campaign for world domination (never get between a man and world domination), it has a strange thing that made it crash to windows. Dont ask why, but we were like 5.000 monkeys on the forums plus another thousands on SEGA trying to explain those guys at Creative Assembly that the game was a joke, full of bugs, bad AI, I mean... THE GAME WAS A MESS... even online.

Then they released a patch... for some it didnt change a thing, for other it made things worse.

So we waited a month for a real patch. The patch didnt solve all the issues, but anyway, most of them.
Right now I cant say what is the state of the game, I have it on the STEAM dvd backup waiting to be played again, but the frustration got over the fun I got out of it. I will eventually got back to it since I heard on the forums that a lot of AI bugs and bugs are fixed for good now.

So should you go and buy it now that is 50% less?
Hell yeah. The game is massive fun, even if turn based strategy is not your thing who cares... you still have the really epic battles to go on.
But remember that sometimes, some games should have stayed on beta for longer. And for me Empire is the proof.
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About Veltone of us since 11:54 PM on 05.31.2007

Iam a gammer from the harsh uruguayan jungle (we dont even have a jungle down here, too cold, go and do some wikipedia of Uruguay). I used to do a podcast in spanish about videogames at Radio LevelUp but I dont do it anymore... anyway those guys are there still making it so you can give it a try if you understand spanish
And i can say "�aca �aca �aca" and i know how to pronoaunce it well since im a spanish speaker, so Im a superior race.
A couple of idiots may find funny that I dont have good english grammar, but again, they are probably idiots since they only speak/write one language...

Most of my time in the internet is because of games. I love videogames so much that i sleep with my girlfriend and my ds, at the same time... i call that a "threesome" and my humor doesnt get anything better than that.
Mostly im a PC gamer, i was going to buy a 360 but faulty crappy hardware told me not to since if it goes RRoD here I would have lost my money, and as a man Im entitled to the sweat of my brow. I want to fuck the Wii and I believe the PS3 is going to be the first console in space.

In the "real" life (come on, internet now is part of our lives anyway...), I study medicine (takes a lot of time and I cant spend enough of my time playing videogames). Is not what you would call a marriage made in heaven, if I wanted to game more I should have sutdy something related to pc�s, but I grown surrounded by computers and stuff so I chose the bio stuff instead. Anyway, little time to play video games if you dont want my biographical shit.

And the main reasson I play games for the story behind them. I love well written stories like Half Life series, of course Portal (kind of a Valve fan). Other great games include World Of Warcraft (not currently playing, actually I was never hardcore, but I enjoyed the experience a lot), and of course the classics like System Shock 2. Other great titles had stuck with me over the years, classics adventure games like Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and Grim Fandango.

So, best game experiences:
Half Life 2 (and the original Half Life of course).
System Shock 2
Grim Fandango
Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis
Monkey Island

Links:
My Picasa Web Album.
My videogame blog in spanish
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