Games. Where to download

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  1. Zain

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    Hi people

    Just bought a little Acer 10' note book for travelling and some domestic use.

    I'm looking to download a few games as there's no DVR on my Acer.

    Can any one recommend me a good reputable/reliable place to down load PC games. Obviously, I'm willing to pay for the goods.

    Thanks
     
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    Steam is a good starting point, some great stuff and they are geared up for downloads.

    Welcome to Steam :)
     
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    Steam and Gog are pretty much all you need....

    Your machine should handle Half Life and games like Fallout without a problem....my Dell mini 9 inspiron does.

    as my dell is on an 8gb solid state I had to buy a hard drive for it, I also got a Dual layer external DVD RW for it......the hard drive is literally a notebook drive in a rubber shell that isnt much bigger than the drive, the DVD-RW'er is barely bigger than the disc, its awesome....also you can hook it up to just USB to read from it, or hook it up by two USB ports to get enough power to write.....fantastic....and together the two accessories add hardly any bulk. I got them from Scan at about £35-40 each along with a nice bag to carry it all in.
     
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    Thanks for your input guys. Seeing as my Acer is a fairly new model Buy Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook, 1.60GHz with 10.1 Inch Display, Black online at JohnLewis.com
    there's not a great deal of aftermarket info on this yet.

    Would it be ok to save the download to another comp and then transfer the data via USB flash drive? As I don't want the acer clogging up and slowing down, adding extra memory is not really an option as I'd rather not invalidate the 2 year JL warranty.

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    US site, would this be ok for UK up-loads?

    Thanks
     
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    looks all good but does it need an Internet connection?

    Thanks
     
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    just read their FAQ. Should be ok
     
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    To download yes, when playing no.

    I found this out, as I like to be able to play games on my laptop still when it's not connected to the net.
    You inatall their client on your system, and make and account with them.
    The client has an 'offline mose' so you still sign into the client, in the offline mode to play the games.
    Also you can have the client on any computer and as long as you sign into it, you can play all the games you bought via steam.
    Obviously you'd need to download and install them on each system, but you can only sign into one system at a time, not playing a game over the net signed into your account on both machines.

    I think that's how it all works anyway, but I definatelt know that you can use the offline mode to sign into the client and play whilst not connected to the net, as I have done that too.

    tris
     
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    as said you need to have the client, at least from steam anyhow, on the PC you want to play on.

    However as I said in my post, you can get a portable hard drive thats smaller than a pack of ciggies (in depth, wxh is probably a little bigger in one dimension or the other but barely) for about £40 thats 250Gb in size....stops you clogging up the netbook if you put everything straight onthe portable drive....doesnt appear to damage the battery life too much either surprisingly...altho that might be because my Dell is running off a SSD internally so very low draw there....
     
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    another site is direct2drive.co.uk some good games on there, internet access required when you install the game, to liscence it, then offline is fine.

    edit: Sorry, just realised this thread is a month old:oops:
     

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