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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Nov 24, 2011, 16:11 DG
 
Bagging the NV DLC, been waiting for it to come on sale and nearly missed it thinking it was only the main game an error I keep repeating). Glad you guys noted it...

Is LA Noire a definite buy? A lot of people were raving about it back when, though I'm not convinced a detective game is my kind of thing.

[Edit: nevermind this. Did some more reading and looking like Shogun 2 would be the one, if any, that might be for me.] Also, Total War pack? I loved Shogun, enjoyed the first Medieval then found Rome really boring. I'd probably only play whichever is the best one.

I know it's not a lot of dough, but a game like that takes a lot of time investment even to get to the point of deciding whether I like it. I don't have that much time anyway and I'm only half way through DX:HR, just bought a load of NV DLC, Skyrim and Saints Row 3 to pick up. I also have a list of games bought in Steam sales that I haven't even installed yet, like Company of Heroes, Stalker 1 & 2, Just Cause 2, Max Payne 2, Metro 2033, Tomb Raider Anniversary, both the GTA IV DLC... That's on top of the various games I've never played but taken off the list. Oh yeah and I've been wanting to get back into Civ for a while...

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News Comments > Diablo III Stackable Item Auctions
3. Re: Diablo III Stackable Item Auctions Nov 23, 2011, 13:03 DG
 
So... Any hats?  
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News Comments > Skyrim Patched, LAA Fix No Longer Works
86. Re: Skyrim Patched, LAA Fix No Longer Works Nov 22, 2011, 13:05 DG
 
Dev wrote on Nov 22, 2011, 10:57:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 22, 2011, 08:27:
I HATE, HATE, HATE having to backup all the obscure hidden folders that modern games use - when the FUCK did backing up saves become so much hassle? GFWL especially is a step backwards.
Don't forget flash games if you are into casual flash type games. They usually save save games in a flash object. Those can be hard to track down too. And nowadays (thanks to a recent decision by adobe), when you wipe browser cache, flash automatically clears out all flash objects too.

Game user data (saves and configs) should always be saved into the User folder (which should really be a "Library" IMHO). This way you get to separate saves & configs between users, they're in a typical backup folder and, if Library is used, you can move the folder as you like with no problems. MS pushed this way back when, but uptake is... mixed. Tried finding DXHR saves? They're not even in a folder marked DX or Eidos or anything, it's "28050".

Flash cache is removed due to vulnerabilities and all that shadiness around flash persistent cookies. Have you tried adding the game website's address as a cookie exception? Might need to lookup the actual name, try flash manager
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Special Edition Preorders
8. Re: Max Payne 3 Special Edition Preorders Nov 22, 2011, 12:32 DG
 
Each unto their own and all that for "collector's editions", but exclusive MP weapons is lame.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2011, 12:45 DG
 
Happy birthday  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Jimmy Fallon Nov 19, 2011, 20:14 DG
 
Maybe just a pessimist but I have a hard time imagining Arrested Development will be the same, or anything like as good.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours?
35. Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours? Nov 15, 2011, 12:47 DG
 
wtf_man wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 10:08:
[...] While that may be true, the numbers may not be as big as you think. I mean Steam only peaked at 250k or so concurrent users... [...]
Aye but then compare to MW3.

Steam Peak Today numbers at time of writing:
231,443 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
79,252 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 - Multiplayer

I'm not convinced the stat is useful at telling you anything much further than what it is.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Saints Row: The Third
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Saints Row: The Third Nov 15, 2011, 12:40 DG
 
Interested in your comments for this game. Enjoyed SR2 but not enough to make this a pre-order.  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
5. Re: Hardware Reviews Nov 14, 2011, 14:33 DG
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 14, 2011, 12:16:
I've never met anyone who owned a $1000 processor.
They're for people with more money than sense, for people with a hobby and a lot of disposable income, but mostly for workstations. 10 minutes off a compile/render/whatever each day can pay off a $750 premium in about 3 weeks if you've a $300/hr charge rate.
 
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News Comments > EA Forum Bans Still Earning Game Bans?
29. Re: EA Forum Bans Still Earning Game Bans? Nov 14, 2011, 13:42 DG
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 14, 2011, 11:46:
However, I would like to point out that I disagree with Valve's policy of permanent account wide VAC bans for cheating.
The distinction may lack much comfort in practice but there are three fundamental differences between adding a detected cheater to a MP server-only ban database optionally enabled by server admins, versus near total discretion in the removal of purchased licences.

Remember VAC is a product for server admins, not for players. Server admins are saying you're not playing on MY server if you've been detected as a cheater. VAC is merely the tool.
 
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News Comments > Steam Forums Hacked?
16. Re: Steam Forums Hacked? Nov 7, 2011, 12:47 DG
 
MxxCon wrote on Nov 7, 2011, 12:12:
Am I correct that there are 3 different logins: Steam itself, Steam forums and Steam support site?
Yes, though IIRC there's also Steam Community which is the Steam Itself login.

Steam Itself & Community are also protected by their monitoring your PC spec, though this does nothing really if they also break into the email account which Steam Itself is registered to.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 18:42 DG
 
Hmm, that's annoying.

CD's are the one legal universal standard for conveniently and reliably obtaining MP3 (albeit requiring a conversion) of any desired quality/size, from any label.

CDs are also cheaper.

(YMMV)
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
11. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 6, 2011, 09:42 DG
 
Every article (and just about every interwebs comment) I've read on corporate taxes outside of the Economist and accounting trade mags demonstrate a complete lack of any understanding of corporation tax and accounting.

Cutter, negative tax charge indicates a loss made. If you made a loss, you could recover it against the previous or next year's taxable income too.

Same with bonus performance pay plans, there's a solid vein of truth about exorbitant total remuneration of executives but the articles wrap it up in a load of complete BS. Here for example that $400m is effectively over a 10 year period. $40m is your vein of truth, $360m is the BS wrapping.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Skyrim
59. Re: Gone Gold - Skyrim Nov 4, 2011, 22:12 DG
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 4, 2011, 16:28:
and on another note, I have held off playing the latest Grand theft auto games and was looking to try them out on the PC, does using an xbox360 controller there work better for the game experience or does keyboard/mouse ?
controller, though you can swap to and fro.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Announcement
47. Re: Mithyatva Mohaniya Karma Nov 3, 2011, 19:25 DG
 
Heard it here first kids, GTA V's gonna be biblical!  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Trailer
11. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Nov 2, 2011, 13:06 DG
 
That thar be Tommy Vercetti? In San Andreas?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Nov 2, 2011, 11:26 DG
 
Somehow a brief review of a comment thread has always told me more than thousands of words on a multi-page in-depth professional review.

Most reviews never really get across well whether the game is fun.

Specifically multiplayer, I don't often see a review get this right. Maybe because many have to review pre-launch, so presumably any play they get is like what you get in closed betas: sterile and uncreative.

 
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News Comments > GTAV Trailer Today
4. Re: GTAV Trailer Today Nov 2, 2011, 11:11 DG
 
nin wrote on Nov 2, 2011, 10:10:
GIMMIE! NAO!

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edit: Video should be @ http://www.rockstargames.com/ as well as bookface...

countdown is 48 mins from now...
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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Catalyst Reference Drivers
7. Re: New AMD/ATI Catalyst Reference Drivers Nov 1, 2011, 13:53 DG
 
Known Issues under the Windows Vista Operating System:
Civilization V may experience random crashes when run at High or Medium game settings.
I think I'll just stick with my current drivers until I get around to ordering my new build then...
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Investigating TDR Issues
29. Re: NVIDIA Investigating TDR Issues Oct 31, 2011, 14:28 DG
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 31, 2011, 11:04:
I have a much larger issue with my system that I still haven't solved. It will reboot every time it goes into a power-saving mode, even if that power-saving mode is just shutting off the monitors. Occasionally it will reboot while I'm using it. It will also occasionally reboot when coming back from sleep mode, assuming it managed to go into it. And these rebooting fits come in for a week or two then disappear for a week or two, but during that week it will also crash when I try to install software.

Baffling. It passes every diagnostic exam. It very rarely gives me a blue screen so I can't check that. I think (but I'm not sure) changing any power options doesn't help, so it may be that it crashes just when it hasn't been used in a while. Having a movie running in the background at all times prevents the crashing entirely. I have no clue if this is motherboard, HDD or video card related. Certain aspects seem to indicate any of the above.
This rings a bell. I'm sure I've stumbled over something at least similar on the Anandtech forums while I've been researching my new build.

Do you by any chance have a Sandforce-based SSD, that doesn't use the recent firmware?
 
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