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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale
48. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Dec 19, 2011, 16:50 DG
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 16:29:
Bhruic wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 16:26:
Wow, Dead Island at 50% off was a good bargin, but 83% off? No excuse not to get it at that price.
It's 33% off... so, more expensive than yesterday. The earlier price was a mistake.
Never been so happy to find out something is more expensive than I'd thought.

(bought it on the 50% sale)
 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale
4. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Dec 19, 2011, 13:52 DG
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 13:47:
Their servers must be getting pounded. I'm getting errors and blank screens in the Steam app. Refreshing will sometimes fix it. Sometimes I just get another mostly blank screen.
yeah it's fallen over and it's what, lunchtime in the US?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 18, 2011, 17:23 DG
 
Bhruic wrote on Dec 18, 2011, 17:19:
Dead Island at 50% on Steam is worth getting for anyone who hasn't. Quite an enjoyable game.
came to post that Q, nicely timed
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 10M; "Fastest Selling Title in Steam's History"
31. Re: Skyrim Ships 10M; Dec 17, 2011, 07:48 DG
 
Prez wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 00:06:
nazi schtick

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 12:54 DG
 
UK here.

First link goes to a "Four, oh: four. Page Not Found" (but after a promo screen, not sure if that might screw something up)
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/4023884/Patch_43_Hotfixes-12_12_2011

Second link goes to patch 4.3 hotfixes news article
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/4023884/Patch_43_Hotfixes-12_12_2011

Firefox (with noscript, but the same thing happens if I whitelist the domain).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: donations Dec 13, 2011, 13:18 DG
 
Anyone know how big a cut the networks take when you donate that way?

Most bank transfers etc (here in UK...) take a pretty small percent and is reasonable value.
 
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News Comments > PC Alan Wake Plans?
20. Re: PC Alan Wake Plans? Dec 13, 2011, 13:16 DG
 
I'd probably buy this if it comes out a good game.

So... I probably won't be buying it then, but I'm open to the possibility that they'll do a good job. However unlikely general experience points to that being.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 13, 2011, 13:12 DG
 
Hmm, I already whitelist Bluesnews and a few other sites. My old host file still chops out quite a bit, that approach still seems faster and safer but more to the point most of the entries I no longer remember what they're for, so I wouldn't want to remove them.

I'd expect to be leaving this enabled, though they've got hard work ahead because it's only going to require a couple of bad eggs to sneak through before it gets disabled and forgotten about.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Opening Cinematic
21. Re: Diablo III Opening Cinematic Dec 12, 2011, 13:21 DG
 
FloorPie wrote on Dec 11, 2011, 16:56:
Is there a reason why you tube embeds don't work anymore at all with firefox and noscript? I can't get it to load at all, just a black screen with the play button showing in the middle.
Worked fine for me. Have you whitelisted ytimg?
 
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News Comments > GSC/S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Statement Monday
8. Re: GSC/S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Statement Monday Dec 10, 2011, 15:26 DG
 
Rattlehead wrote on Dec 10, 2011, 13:58:
Why not just give an official statement now...?
I'd guess there's a lot of meetings going on with directors, maybe shareholders and creditors etc, many countries' laws can be quite specific in the procedure including when announcements can be made. And there might be various options still on the table.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2011, 07:59 DG
 
Razumen, the dashboard updates are a deliberate strategy. It's basically the same as what's going on with smartphones, Steam and/or, say, TF2. It's turning a product-thing into a service-thing.  
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News Comments > Steam Coupon Support
20. Re: Steam Coupon Support Dec 7, 2011, 13:10 DG
 
Worked for me, noted it does not know about DLC unless listed separately, though it appears to ignore some of those that are e.g. DXHR Missing Link. Possible it includes the latter in totals, I can't check as my prices aren't $USD.

Actually I see it's picked up Civ IV: Warlords, Civ IV: BtS but not Civ IV, nor Civ V.

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News Comments > EA's Command & Conquer Domain Spree
30. Re: EA's Command & Conquer Domain Spree Dec 5, 2011, 15:01 DG
 
C&C closer to SC than TA. Relatively small scale and more micro. Especially in MP, for which yeah speed chess comes to mind. Some, generally more casual gamers, don't allow attacking for 10 mins or whatever, to make it more a base-building game.

You've missed out on some games that a lot of people put into their all-time top 10. Usually there's one of: the first C&C, first two RA's and maybe Generals:ZH.

edit: Ant quoted while I was editing btw
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
9. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 3, 2011, 11:42 DG
 
On die would mean using a lot of space of very expensive wafers for a component that can be made on far cheaper silicon and process. It also means your wastage is far higher, every time there is a fault in the memory the cpu has to be chucked out too.

Much more likely is they've confused the on-cpu memory controller or maybe the ram is soldered onto the package i.e. the pcb.

FWIW ram prices are extremely cheap right now, but these guys have to plan for prices over a long period. Nintendo don't exactly go for a powerful machine, their market doesn't really want it and few of their games require it. Doesn't the current one only have 128mb or something?
 
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News Comments > Syndicate Trailer
3. Re: Syndicate Trailer Dec 2, 2011, 09:19 DG
 
Looking more and more like a combat-orientated DX:HR.

...Which is no bad thing.

Still wishing they'd stop calling it Syndicate though. I'd like to kid myself that just maybe someone is working on a proper isometric syndicate. Or even just applying modern graphics. Shit, I might even settle for a FB game, and I hate FB.
 
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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
3. Re: TF2 update Nov 30, 2011, 09:24 DG
 
Dramatically improved the dynamic model loading system's memory usage, performance, and stability
If that's what I'm thinking it is, that could be two big, very long-running issue sorted out there. (I'm assuming, OK hoping, it's the absurd performance drop soon as 1 player enters the screen plus the frequent times when it stops drawing weapons)
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Nov 26, 2011, 19:45 DG
 
Decided to finally pick up the Civ V DLC, though still overpriced as I don't play the scenarios.

If you're buying the game it's cheaper to buy the near-complete GOTY version. If you have the game and want all the DLC, there's semi-hidden mini bundles that knock a further 15% off in total. Korea+wonders, Denmark+explorer and Cradle. Polynesia, Spain and Babylon don't seem to have bundles.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
15. Re: On Sale Nov 25, 2011, 20:25 DG
 
Dead Island is tempting, but people seemed to have mixed views and I already bought more games than I'm going to be able to play  
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News Comments > On Sale
33. Re: On Sale Nov 25, 2011, 13:34 DG
 
Verno wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 10:33:
FO3 had better exploration IMO, a lot more random, cool stuff to find. FO:NV had way better writing, quests and characterization though.
NV is kinda better in most ways but I'd go for FO3 over NV every time. While I certainly enjoyed it, NV felt ordinary while FO3 kept trying to do cool and interesting things with video games. The juxtaposition of the Wasteland after the Vault. Megaton and blowing it up. Tenpenny Tower. A giant robot. Aliens. The Oasis.
 
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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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