X-COM usurps the Steam throne!


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#1 Slaughter

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:06 PM

It's been almost 15 years since X-COM: UFO Defense was first released but classics die hard! The X-COM Complete Pack is now the best seller on Steam beating meager resistance such as Call of Duty 4 and The Orange Box...

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Will the success of this release ensure we get a new X-COM game soon? What about releasing some other old Microprose classics?


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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:17 PM

Just a note, it's currently not on the list at all.  Neither are any other pages about X-COM (run a search). This is most likely due to some incorrect information that was posted on them, such as system requirements and multiplayer capability.

Are we sure the Top Sellers is for all times and not daily?
EDIT: Ohoho, now I see. It seems it's a regional thing. If you take a look at the URL you posted, there's a NO there (for Norway), and in my case there's a HR (for Croatia).
EDIT 2: I just checked for UK and US and it's on top there, too. I guess I can't see it because it's not sold here.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:33 PM

gimli, i can see it just fine.  the regional codes only appear when you click the link for the complete pack.  if you just go to the main page:

http://www.steampowe...com/v/index.php

scroll down and click the "top sellers" tab.  i see the x-com complete pack at the top.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:41 PM

Nope, doesn't show up. I will assume they hide the regional setting form the URL in that case for whatever reason.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:47 PM

strange.  well, we know it's a top seller in at least the US and norway, but not croatia, heh.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:57 PM

You can't buy it here, same as Australia.
EDIT: Slaughter, I edited "usurpers" to "usurps". my Englishman friend says it's the correct way to spell. :blink:
EDIT 2: Someone on the Steam forums says it's daily top sellers.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:05 PM

View PostGimli, on 5th September 2008, 2:57pm, said:

You can't buy it here, same as Australia.

hmmm.  i wonder why?

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:22 PM

There has been no clear answer from anyone on that. It's not just 2K Games, same for other publishers.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 12:24 PM

That's funny, I see it on Top Seller page, and I'm from Australia.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:43 PM

Yes, it's changing all the time. Very annoying... I wish Steam had a page which listed where it could or couldn't be bought.

#11 Slaughter

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:28 PM

View PostGimli, on 5th September 2008, 8:57pm, said:

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EDIT 2: Someone on the Steam forums says it's daily top sellers.
Hehe, yeah, it's daily. Did you expect X-COM to sell more copies in a couple of days than Half-Life 2 did since it's release? Silly dwarf.... :blink: ;)


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Posted 06 September 2008 - 04:37 PM

You know... that last sentence would have been far better, if it went: "Silly dwarf, Trix are for kids." Just sayin'. :blink:

I wonder how long it's going to last.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:08 PM

What do you know...id Super Pack and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky are first and second respectively now...I'm already in mourning. =[


lol j/k, but I'm still glad X-com has gotten so much publicity lately.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:28 PM

Yes, this is great news for X-COM! :blink: Let's hope it stays hot for a while now.


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Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:56 AM

View PostSlaughter, on 6th September 2008, 5:28pm, said:

Hehe, yeah, it's daily. Did you expect X-COM to sell more copies in a couple of days than Half-Life 2 did since it's release? Silly dwarf.... ;) :)
No lembas for Gimli! :blink:

I see it as third right now. Phenomenal success. GO X-COM!!!

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:18 PM

Hey, did you guys notice the little file buried in the Steam Xcom directory that reads, "Downloaded from strategycore.co.uk"?

Cause I did. What's up with that?

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 03:09 AM

Hehe, yup we know about it. Here, I'll point you one topic down in the news: Linky. Basically some of the luckier people here got to test out the versions and that file was leftover from that process. :laugh:

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:00 PM

I knew including that file in EVERY download we have would prove useful some day... :laugh:





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