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Author Topic: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free  (Read 5367 times)

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Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« on: December 17, 2009, 11:58:37 AM »
Backstory: Microsoft is launching an online games store not unlike Steam, GOG, etc with the moniker "Games on Demand". you can call it GoD if you want. :P

In conjunction with this launch, Microsoft is giving away Tinker, a 60-level puzzle game, previously only available to owners of Windows Vista Ultimate. Tinker is free but you must create an account and install the "Games for Windows LIVE" client.

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Source: http://www.downloads...inker-game-for-free/

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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009, 06:07:27 PM »
Dislike. There's enough game services already... another competitor, along with another stupid game manager, isn't going to be any good.

I just wish steam would have slightly better pricing, and that all the competitors would die off.
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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2009, 06:43:56 PM »
I just wish steam would have slightly better pricing, and that all the competitors would die off.

Erm, what? o_O

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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 07:48:01 PM »
28MB for a game download service?

Is Tinker worth it?


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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 07:42:53 AM »
I just wish steam would have slightly better pricing, and that all the competitors would die off.

Erm, what? o_O
Might sound slightly counter-intuitive, I know - the sentence is really meant as two points, not a "point B follows point A" :). I find it drop-dead annoying that some games are available through service foo and others through bar, forcing me to have several game distribution platforms installed... especially when some of those platforms SUCKS (EA Download Manager, for instance)... STEAM is the most non-intrusive, easy-to-use and nice platform I've seen so far. Problem is that pricing is too high (for the major games at least, the various discounts and indie game prices are OK) - I feel I should pay less for an electronic distribution, since the distributors don't have the hassle of shipping physical goods.
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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 07:55:41 AM »
I am still waiting for Hold 'em
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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009, 06:59:13 PM »
,,.,...,.
[ed. all stupid parts of the quote have been removed.]

Um, that's how it is supposed to work. That is called the Free Market. We like the Free Market.  ;)

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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009, 11:12:33 PM »
Steam is one of the better platform for digital distribution out there and they have quickly carved out a niche for themselves. that's one of the reason why they lead the market.

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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2009, 06:24:23 AM »
The idea of the free market doesn't work, and what we have isn't free market anyway.
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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2009, 09:19:41 AM »
The idea of the free market doesn't work, and what we have isn't free market anyway.

I hope you know I was just yanking your chain.  :-[

And yes, true, what we have (at least in the U.S.) is far from a Free Market.

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Re: Microsoft is giving away Tinker for free
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2009, 09:28:32 AM »
A regulated market is far superior to a truly free market anyway, too bad a lot of the current regulation across the globe is more in the interest of the Evil Korporations than us lowly endusers.
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