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Topic   Gold Star Official Steam Thread - New GameTZ Steam Group Remade 3/4/11 Gold Star

RagingShadow07
ONE PUUUUUUUNCH GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Has Written 17 Reviews
* 14-Jan-2011(#1)
Gold Star Official Steam Thread Gold Star

As of 3/4/11 the old Steam group has been deleted and a new one, created by Foxhack, has been remade into the official TZ Steam group. Please be sure to rejoin if you're still interested in being in the group!


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Click the image above to check out the group

Check out the new GameTZ Steam Forum (updated with link to the redirected forum)
While this is not meant to replace the Steam thread, it allows everyone to make their own threads and discuss certain subjects with better organization

This thread will list all of GameTZ's Steam activity, including the servers we play on, information about the GameTZ Steam Community and other various events!

General Questions

Q: What is Steam?
A: Steam is Valve's digital distribution software that acts as an online PC game retailer and game organizer that also includes many community features such as friends, messaging, groups, stats, etc.

Q: How do I get Steam?
A: Visit Steam's website here!

Q: I have Steam now, what should I play?
A: Steam offers games from just about every PC game publisher. You can also download plenty of quality free titles. Nvidia and ATI users get some good games.
Trackmania Nations Forever
and Sam and Max Season 1 Episode 4 are also free to all users.
For more free games that are available on Steam, be sure to check this constantly updated thread!
You can register and link many games you already own with your game's CD-Key! Click here for a complete list of games supported.


GameTZ Steam Community Group

Started in September 2007, the GameTZ Steam Group has been open to all members of the site!
When you join, you will be connected to all the other Steam users here on GameTZ. Chat, compare stats, and play games!
For membership, click the "Join This Group" link found on the top right of your page.
Click here to see the group and its members!

To join the group, please make sure you have a Steam ID.
To do so, head over here and enter your Steam login and password.
Don't forget to put an avatar on your profile!

Steam Group Officers:
RagingShadow07
sgtshaggy
Foxhack
Grenadier

If you are having any trouble, be sure to let any of the officers above know so we can help you out!

Ventrilo Chat Shut down due to inactivity...




Another program Steam users often use is Ventrilo, a voice chat client.
You can download the program here.




If you need any help, feel free to ask me for assistance

xFire

The final "essential" program that PC gamers often use is xFire.
Like Steam, it provides many features such as friends, messaging, game tracking, etc.
It's great for games that are not supported on Steam or to those who only purchase boxed PC games
Many of the GameTZ users who use Steam also use xFire
Download it here.

xFire users can also use one of these cool sig images like the above!

Region Blocked?

Some games and/or deals on Steam can sometimes be blocked by region
A way around this is to have someone who is in the correct region (Typically U.S. users) gift the game to the region blocked user
The following is a list of users who can probably help you out:
GaminPhreak

PM me if you would like to be added to the list

Avoid Buying Steam Accounts

Be careful about the various members of GameTZ who wish to sell their accounts.
Not only does this break Valve & Steam's TOS, but it is also not encouraged by the GameTZ community
Reasons to avoid purchasing a Steam account from another user can include:
- The account may be stolen. If this is the case, the person who it was stolen from can easily retrieve their account.
- If the account is not stolen, it can still be retrieved by the seller if they e-mail Valve with a scan of a key that is linked to the account.
- When Valve finds out the account has been sold and/or purchased, they will close the account immediately.

Steam has many weekend deals and sales over the year, so building your own legitimate collection of games is both cheap and convenient! smile
If you have any more questions about this topic, feel free to shoot me a message

Servers

None right now...

Let me know what other servers you guys normally play on, we will get a banner up for it!

Other

Keep up to date on all Steam News here!

Official Valve & Steam on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter

Steam is now available on Mac rolls eyes
Click the link for a list of currently available games that are compatible with this platform

Valve Time raspberry

Are you a user of Steam and xFire? Be sure to update your bio page, as both are now supported!

*steam* = Steam

Want a Steam Card? Check out http://steamcard.com/ !

Steam Subscriber Agreement (TOS)

Past GameTZ Steam Group Links (Dead, for reference only!)
Older Steam Group Posts
GameTZ Ventrilo Voice Chat Up!
December 2008 Steam Game Giveaway
TF2 Meet
Thread 2
Thread 1


This thread will be updated regularly. Feel free to make suggestions of what I should add!

Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
14-Jan-2011(#2)
Domathoin wrote:
> They did a sale sometime last year for SBCGfAP:S1 for $5 so thats
> kind of a shame.

I got that, and all three seasons of Sam and Max, AND Poker Night for $27. This really isn't a very good sale.

virtuadept wrote:
> Snagged Riddick. First one was gud. hope this one is

Don't worry, the ORIGINAL is also included with this!
Hostile

(frozen)
18-Jan-2011(#3)
Not sure where I would post this but if anyone has TF2 and doesn't play it anymore, I would be willing to pay for their items. Just name the price.
Domathoin
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 8 Reviews
18-Jan-2011(#4)
Hostile wrote:
> Not sure where I would post this but if anyone has TF2 and doesn't play it anymore,
> I would be willing to pay for their items. Just name the price.

I haven't played in months. The whole item thing is just... not for me. I enjoyed the game a lot more when it didn't have demomen with swords.

I'd be interested in a few things on your list. PM me and we'll work something out.
Hostile

(frozen)
* 28-Jan-2011(#5)
Also if you bought Monday Night Combat, Rift or Homefront and also own TF2 I'm willing to pay for your items from that.
Knight
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
(abandoned)
3-Mar-2011(#6)
White people have ruined steam.
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virtuadept
Has Written 7 Reviews
3-Mar-2011(#7)
you ruined this thread
DCGX
I prefer the Dreamcast version. GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
3-Mar-2011(#8)
Yeah he ruins a lot.

Anyway, great weekend deal: Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Far Cry 2: Fortune's Edition, and Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 bundle for only $13. I'm so tempted to pick it up.



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BJB
grow the fudge up and act like reasonable people GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
3-Mar-2011(#9)
Gettin dat fo' sho


Promo Marketplace
http://gametz.com/forum/USER%3A114794
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Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
3-Mar-2011(#10)
I want to pick it up, but I already own AC1.

How is Rainbow Six Vegas 2? I played the very first Rainbow Six games years ago and really didn't like them because they relied more on planning your tactics than blowing stuff up.
Nick
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews
(abandoned)
4-Mar-2011(#11)
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is amazing.

The multiplayer is great.
Neko
I'll ring your fudgein' bell. GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
4-Mar-2011(#12)
I would snag it but I just dropped money on a game.
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
4-Mar-2011(#13)
Oh yeah, somewhat related, I just got an email from GetGames about Shogun Total War 2 - a 20% off coupon:

and they sent me a 20% off coupon for this game. o_O

http://www.getgamesgo.com/catalogue/game/shogun-2-...

Shogun 2 Total War is the latest and we think will be the greatest game yet from Creative Assembly. It is released on the 15th of March and currently when you pre-order you get a free copy of Rome Gold, but to make it even easier from the 3-8th of March we are taking 20% off on top. Just use the voucher code

romansamurai
They don't mention any preorder bonuses though. But it brings down the price to $40 USD / 24 Pounds / 40 Euros, AND you get a Steam activation key. (Americans don't get taxed on this - I'm not sure if Europeans get charged VAT and all that nonsense though.)

Personally, I'm not interested in this, but if anyone wants to use the coupon, feel free.
DCGX
I prefer the Dreamcast version. GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
4-Mar-2011(#14)
God. I know I'll probably not play the Ubi games much, if at all, but that price. Damn Steam!


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BucketofJustice
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Has Written 6 Reviews
4-Mar-2011(#15)
What happened to the GTZ group on Steam?
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RagingShadow07
ONE PUUUUUUUNCH GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Has Written 17 Reviews
4-Mar-2011(#16)
I think gun ended up getting rid of it. I'm not exactly sure why, though.
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BoB
mostly just Sodomy GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (10)
4-Mar-2011(#17)
if he left it it closed since he started it
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Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
* 4-Mar-2011(#18)
... oh gosh darnit. He could've just left, the most senior mod would've become the new owner.

I've recreated the group.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GameTZ/

Should I give mod powers to the people listed on the first post?
DCGX
I prefer the Dreamcast version. GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
4-Mar-2011(#19)
Works for me.

And, invite please.


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Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
* 4-Mar-2011(#20)
No need for an invite, I've changed membership so it's open to everyone. Sorry about that, guess Steam defaults to invite-only.
DCGX
I prefer the Dreamcast version. GameTZ Gold Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (11) Has Written 56 Reviews
4-Mar-2011(#21)
Ok cool thanks.


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Grenadier
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Mar-2011(#22)
Rejoining now. I'm willing to Admin again if you'd like.

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Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
* 4-Mar-2011(#23)
Okay. I'm going to remove RagingShadow07's mod powers, and promote you to mod. Then I'll leave so you'll become the new admin, and you can give him (and me) mod powers.

Man, I'm tempted to stage a coup and become admin by force. :p Ha ha. Sorry. Doing it now.

Edit: Done.
RagingShadow07
ONE PUUUUUUUNCH GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Has Written 17 Reviews
4-Mar-2011(#24)
Updated the OP to show the new group and get people's attention that the old group is gone.

I'll update it again once you figure out how you want to set up admins on there, and edit the list on the post accordingly, Gren.
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virtuadept
Has Written 7 Reviews
4-Mar-2011(#25)
OK I joined


I am thinking about getting that sale deal, I own 1 of the 3 but 3 games for $13 is still a good deal.
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
4-Mar-2011(#26)
Yeah, me too, but I really shouldn't be buying more games. I have enough as it is, and most don't even work on this POS system.
Grenadier
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Mar-2011(#27)
Oh, I wasn't looking to be head admin or anything. Didn't we have the old group set so that the admins/mods were all equal?

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Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
* 4-Mar-2011(#28)
Grenadier wrote:
> Oh, I wasn't looking to be head admin or anything. Didn't we have
> the old group set so that the admins/mods were all equal?

That isn't possible. There has to be ONE head admin, and there can be as many Officers (mods) as the admin wants. :|

If you don't want to be admin, then I can take the role back, unless you guys want someone else to take care of the group.
sgtshaggy
Gold Global Trader (10) Has Written 1 Review
(abandoned)
4-Mar-2011(#29)
I jumped back into the GTZ group.

shags
Grenadier
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
5-Mar-2011(#30)
I'll do it. I made the two of you officers again though.

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BucketofJustice
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Has Written 6 Reviews
5-Mar-2011(#31)
I'm back in too.
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klusion
Birrrrrdman! GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
5-Mar-2011(#32)
joined
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Rav
Gold Good Trader
6-Mar-2011(#33)
Joined as well smile
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
6-Mar-2011(#34)
We should ask Bill to mention the group in the next newsletter!
virtuadept
Has Written 7 Reviews
6-Mar-2011(#35)
knighthawk wrote:
> joined
>

cool avatar
mikde1515
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
(abandoned)
* 25-Mar-2011(#36)
just a heads up on a great deal for lead n gold 75% off its only 2.50 and free to play until Monday when the offer ends you can buy a 4 pack for for 3 friends for 7.49 http://store.steampowered.com/app/42120/
mikde1515
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
(abandoned)
25-Mar-2011(#37)
just a heads up on a great deal for lead n gold 75% off its only 2.50 and free to play until Monday when the offer ends you can buy a 4 pack for for 3 friends for 7.49
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
25-Mar-2011(#38)
Still looking for people to go for a 4 pack on that... and Horde.
ndrake
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago)
25-Mar-2011(#39)
Foxhack wrote:
> Still looking for people to go for a 4 pack on that... and Horde.

I'll get in on a Horde 4 pack.
RickHarrison
Has Written 1 Review
(abandoned)
25-Mar-2011(#40)
Is anyone interested in splitting a Portal 2 - Two Pack?
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
25-Mar-2011(#41)
archangel wrote:
> Is anyone interested in splitting a Portal 2 - Two Pack?

I might, depending on how much my Alice auction ends at. :)
virtuadept
Has Written 7 Reviews
25-Mar-2011(#42)
archangel wrote:
> Is anyone interested in splitting a Portal 2 - Two Pack?

Naw dawg, I pre-ordered the PS3 ver which is supposed to get me the Steam version for free. SUpposedly.
RickHarrison
Has Written 1 Review
(abandoned)
25-Mar-2011(#43)
Not supposedly. Valve has confirmed it. I just wonder what restrictions they will put on the two. Are the games linked to each other (via PSN) or are they separate and thus, trade-able grin
virtuadept
Has Written 7 Reviews
26-Mar-2011(#44)
Pretty sure they aren't going to be tradable. You will have to tie the PS3 version to Steam to play it, and once it's tied, it's pretty much useless to anyone else (unless you trade the steam account). At least I am pretty sure that's the whole idea behind it.
Grenadier
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
26-Mar-2011(#45)
If it's anything like the PC version of Steam, that will be true. And trading accounts is a bad idea. Steam TOS forbids it, and more importantly allows for accounts to be reclaimed by their original owners, meaning you could get screwed.

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mikde1515
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
(abandoned)
* 26-Mar-2011(#46)
you know some people got portal 2 just for a stupid TF2 pin
virtuadept
Has Written 7 Reviews
26-Mar-2011(#47)
haha, yeah Valve has those TF2 junkies by the balls, don't they
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
26-Mar-2011(#48)
mikde1515 wrote:
> you know some people got portal 2 just for a stupid TF2 pin

It does? That's the first I hear of that.
mikde1515
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
(abandoned)
* 26-Mar-2011(#49)
i will put up 3.00 for the four pack if the buyer will gift one to my email who's in Lead and Gold
mikde1515
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
(abandoned)
28-Mar-2011(#50)
well i decided to get a four pack on my own i had to for such a cheap price
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
28-Mar-2011(#51)
Oooooh.

I might want in on that. :p

Also, still looking for people for a Horde 4 pack!
SideSwipe
Pool on the roof must have a leak. GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (8)
28-Mar-2011(#52)
I'm looking for a Lead & Gold spot, friend ended up getting it at the end of the sale, and now he wants me to get it too....



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ndrake
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago)
* 28-Mar-2011(#53)
Foxhack wrote:
> Oooooh.
>
> I might want in on that. :p
>
> Also, still looking for people for a Horde 4 pack!

I'll go in on Horde
BJB
grow the fudge up and act like reasonable people GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
28-Mar-2011(#54)
Just bought Lead and Gold this morning. Yet to try it though


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http://gametz.com/forum/USER%3A114794
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
28-Mar-2011(#55)
ndrake wrote:
> Foxhack wrote:
>> Oooooh.
>>
>> I might want in on that. :p
>>
>> Also, still looking for people for a Horde 4 pack!
>
> I'll go in on Horde

I know, we still need two more people. :(
emoryarts
GameTZ's Designated Apple Fandog GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
28-Mar-2011(#56)
Was disappointed when people were mentioning "Horde"... thought they brought back the old Sega CD/3DO classic back. frown

Still, might be interested in it if there's enough people for the four-pack.
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
28-Mar-2011(#57)
Yeah, that should be spelled "Hoard". Sorry.

And do we REALLY need another game with Kirk Cameron in it? :P
emoryarts
GameTZ's Designated Apple Fandog GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
29-Mar-2011(#58)
Absolutely >smile
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
29-Mar-2011(#59)
emoryarts wrote:
> Absolutely >smile

LEFT BEHIND THE GAMES WEREN'T ENOUGH?!
mikde1515
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
(abandoned)
4-Apr-2011(#60)
Man Lead and gold is pretty awesome. I have never been a big Third person shooter fan on PC but i love this game.
virtuadept
Has Written 7 Reviews
4-Apr-2011(#61)
glad to see that D2D is having crapty games on their sale so I am not tempted
mikde1515
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
(abandoned)
5-Apr-2011(#62)
hey guys i have a extra steam account i made for Lead and Gold because it was so cheap at the time, If anyone here would like to try it out let me know
emoryarts
GameTZ's Designated Apple Fandog GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
8-Apr-2011(#63)
So what is everyone's opinion on Dungeon Siege III? Who's gonna buy it?

I'm debating on it, only because DS2 was a horrifying experience for me; it was nothing like the original (which was [still is] godly). Think they've changed it back to its original roots? Or can we expect DS2 with better graphics?

The only upside that I can find to this, thus far, is that you'll receive free copies of DS1 (yay) & 2 (meh) with a pre-order. I'd love to Steam-ize my DS game and get rid of my physical copies.
virtuadept
Has Written 7 Reviews
8-Apr-2011(#64)
Its a totally different developer team making this game, from scratch, so who knows what it will be like.

Does the free Steam version of DS1 and DS2 come with the expansion packs?


emoryarts
GameTZ's Designated Apple Fandog GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
9-Apr-2011(#65)
I don't believe so, no. Sadly, you can't buy the games individually (yet).
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 18 Reviews
30-Apr-2011(#66)
I just joined this group. As soon as PSN is back online I'm going to activate my pc copy of Portal 2!
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virtuadept
Has Written 7 Reviews
1-May-2011(#67)
Portal 2 is only $30 (Windows) on amazon.com today, $35 for console versions (PS3 / 360).
e4g

(frozen)
3-May-2011(#68)
Just joined (my nick is "brian_because" on steam). I haven't played portal 2 on co-op yet... so if anyone needs that achievement... shoot me a message.


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Cody
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally BTRs
(frozen)
16-May-2011(#69)
Anybody interested in a Terraria 4-Pack? It would be $7.50 each
ndrake
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago)
16-May-2011(#70)
Cody wrote:
> Anybody interested in a Terraria 4-Pack? It would be $7.50 each

Yes please
SideSwipe
Pool on the roof must have a leak. GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (8)
16-May-2011(#71)
Cody wrote:
> Anybody interested in a Terraria 4-Pack? It would be $7.50 each


I'm in.



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Cody
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally BTRs
(frozen)
16-May-2011(#72)
We just need one more!
Foxhack
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Gold Global Trader (7)
16-May-2011(#73)
So it's kinda like a 2D Minecraft?
Cody
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally BTRs
(frozen)
16-May-2011(#74)
Foxhack wrote:
> So it's kinda like a 2D Minecraft?

I think so
MasterMetall

(abandoned)
16-May-2011(#75)
I'd like to get in on one if anyone is interested.
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Cody
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally BTRs
(frozen)
16-May-2011(#76)
Ok, i'll send offers to ndrake, SideSwipe, and MasterMetall
Domathoin
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 8 Reviews
16-May-2011(#77)
I'd go for one as well if someone can't do it.


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60sTrackStar
Quadruple Gold Good Trader
16-May-2011(#78)
I'd be interested in a 4 pack for Terraria
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (7 minutes ago)
17-May-2011(#79)
Anyone got Fable 3 yet? I know a lot of people hated the console version but I have been wanting it, hoping they fixed some stuff. Gonna try to wait for some sort of price break though.

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Outinthedark
300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
17-May-2011(#80)
Yeah I'm waiting on Fable 3 until like the $20-25 price range.

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Topic   Gold Star Official Steam Thread - New GameTZ Steam Group Remade 3/4/11 Gold Star