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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 12, 2012, 07:51 jimnms
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 22:39:
jimnms wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 20:25:
I was about to buy this a couple of days ago, but decided to check out some previews first. After reading that there is no first person option now like there was in previous Hitman games, this is a no buy for me.

People actually played Hitman in first-person..? That's like playing Elder Scrolls or the newer FO games in third-person. :|

And yet people do play Elder Scrolls and FO in 3rd person. I don't criticize anyone that would want to play in 3rd person, it's their preference, but at least in those games you have the option. It has been an option in previous Hitman games, so I don't understand why they took it out.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 12, 2012, 02:15 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 20:56:
Is it fun? I'd not heard of it until it showed up on steam, but was hesitant to buy it.

Thanks!

I see what they're trying to accomplish, and that looks fun to me. What little I played was fun, but losing your entire town due to stupid AI behavior when they decide to go attack things while gathering stuff was frustrating.

Rather than micromanaging individual people, you're playing god or king or something and giving "todo" lists and priorities to the people. They'll get it done if and when they can, but that's where part of the problem lies. When resources near the town dry up early on before you can get a self sustaining village going, they venture farther out to gather the resources and run into bad things. Rather than run back to town for safety they go Rambo on it even if they don't stand a chance unarmed.

I haven't tried the latest version, so I don't know if they've ironed out the AI. The last one I played was v4 or v5, and the latest is v8. Even if they get the AI fixed, it doesn't look like it's going to be an easy game, and you may still find your town getting wiped out if you don't get them prepared. The maps are random, there are bad things on the surface, and dungeons full of bad things underground.

There is a demo available at http://www.townsgame.com/
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 11, 2012, 20:35 jimnms
 
spindoctor wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 19:29:
If you're considering buying Towns, I'd recommend having a look at the Steam discussion forum for the game before deciding. There seem to be a lot of threads saying that the game is unfinished and still basically a beta.

Actually it's still in Alpha, but I don't see any indication of that on the Steam store page. I have this from a bundle, and it's been a while since I played it. The last time I played I couldn't stop the people from running off to attack things when they didn't have weapons. I would end up losing my entire population because they would see a monster when out gathering stuff go attack it and die. You can designate people as soldiers and equip them with weapons and armor.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 11, 2012, 20:25 jimnms
 
Techie714 wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 14:29:
Picked up Hitman: Absolution - Professional Edition on GMG for $33.75 with that voucher discount going around. Still no good deals on Dishonored yet...

I was about to buy this a couple of days ago, but decided to check out some previews first. After reading that there is no first person option now like there was in previous Hitman games, this is a no buy for me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2012, 13:40 jimnms
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 13:32:
What the fuck happened to Carrie Fisher.

35 years happened.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2012, 13:38 jimnms
 
http://autumnseal.com/

I got the coupon I wanted, (75% off Trine 2: Goblin Menace), but got others in the process. I have codes -75% Rochard, -75% Trine Complete Collection and -50% Legend of Grimrock if anyone wants them. I also have a coupon for 75% off Trine 2 Collectors in my Steam inventory that I don't remember where I got it.

I also got a coupon code for Alan Wake Collector's Edition. I don't have that game, is it worth picking up?
 
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News Comments > Indie Royale's Harvest Bundle
2. Re: Indie Royale's Harvest Bundle Nov 9, 2012, 12:06 jimnms
 
Where did you get the 1st Avernum trilogy? I have the Geneforge games from a previous Indie Royale bundle, and the 2nd Avernum trilogy from a different bundle. I have seen the 2nd Avernum trilogy on several bundles, but not the 1st trilogy. The only place I see it for sale is on CD from the official site for $30. I know they remade the 1st one and changed the name to Escape from the Pit.  
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News Comments > BioShock Free on GameFly
12. Re: BioShock Free on GameFly Nov 9, 2012, 11:38 jimnms
 
I bought this on a Steam sale for $15 after they stripped the DRM from it. It's one of the few games I have started and not finished. I got as far as where you find out the big "shocking twist" mentioned above, but I wasn't shocked at all as I had suspected something was up with that very early in the game.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2012, 20:39 jimnms
 
I have Amazon Prime and Netflix. I haven't watched much on Amazon's streaming service since they added it. I was watching a TV series on Neflix, then out of curiosity decided to see if it was on Amazon. It was, and the quality on Amazon was so much better.  
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Nov 3, 2012, 05:13 jimnms
 
GMG has another 25% off code GMG25-UAAHK-6AI9S

Ravaged is $9.99 @ Rain DG

GameFly has a coupon code for 25% off BETATHANKS

And Faerie Solitaire is free on Steam if you get it before November 8.

With the GameFly code you can get The Walking Dead for $11.99. I was going to wait and get it when all the episodes are out, but I wonder how long it will be for it to go on sale for as low or lower once the last episode is out.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Sales Nov 2, 2012, 19:52 jimnms
 
GMG has another 25% off code GMG25-UAAHK-6AI9S

Ravaged is $9.99 @ Rain DG

GameFly has a coupon code for 25% off BETATHANKS

And Faerie Solitaire is free on Steam if you get it before November 8.

With the GameFly code you can get The Walking Dead for $11.99. I was going to wait and get it when all the episodes are out, but I wonder how long it will be for it to go on sale for as low or lower once the last episode is out.

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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: Medal of Honor Michael Blahblah Oct 31, 2012, 22:55 jimnms
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 22:27:
MoH pre-dates CoD. After MoH: Allied Assault, the developers split from the publishers and the talent made CoD1 (one of the best FPS games ever IMHO), the other developers made some forgettable piece of crap (Men of Valor?) and the publisher churned out MoH games to squeeze every last cent out of it, much like CoD now.

Yes I know MoH came before CoD, that's why I said I passed up the first CoD because I thought it was another MoH. Even for a rail shooter, the first two CoD games were great.

I still want a Hidden & Dangerous 3 because H&D2 was so damn awesome. I have so many awesome memories from missions in that game. It may not have had constant action like CoD, but damn was it tense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 16:32 jimnms
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 15:22:
And for those missed it...

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Halloween Trailer!

You'll soil your armour you'll be so scared!

I'm planning to play Amnesia tonight. Pre-ordered it way back, but I only played it for an hour or so when it first came out. I was already playing something else and meant to come back when I finished, but I never did. Steam says I've played it for 16+ hours, so that must have been the game I accidentally left running one day. I wish I could reset the timers on the game so it would be an accurate record of my actual play time.

BTW, has anyone else been having problem with YouTube lately? Videos seem to be stopping randomly between 10 and 30 seconds before it reaches the end. It's fucking pissing me off, even moving the slider back it will stop and jump back to the end. I have to take note of the exact time it stops and move the slider to 1 second past that to see the whole thing.
 
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2. Re: Medal of Honor Michael Blahblah Oct 31, 2012, 16:16 jimnms
 
Hasn't MoH has always been a shittier versions of CoD? I only played the first one released on PC, I bought it and its expansion at the same time, went home, beat them both in 4 hours. The game was a major let down, the only mission that was any fun to play was the one they released as a demo. I boxed the thing back up, went back to the store and told them I couldn't get it to work. I exchanged it for something else (remember the days when you could do that?) and never touched another MoH again.

I actually passed on the first CoD because I confused it with MoH, but eventually did get it and CoD2. CoD started to go downhill with Modern Warfare as far as SP. I never cared for CoD MP, so there's no reason for me to bother with it anymore.
 
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News Comments > Steam Halloween Sale
14. Re: Steam Halloween Sale Oct 30, 2012, 07:41 jimnms
 
If you want Amnesia or the Penumbra games, you can also get them direct from the developers store for 75% off. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe you get a Steam key as well as a DRM free download, at least I did when I pre-ordered Amnesia from them.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Premium Edition Outed
8. Re: Skyrim Premium Edition Outed Oct 29, 2012, 13:40 jimnms
 
Is this going to include that awesome "cloth" map we were supposed to get with our pre-orders?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. What is the real version number of Windows 8? Oct 27, 2012, 02:35 jimnms
 
The author could have saved a lot of speculation and writing by just opening a Windows Explorer window, hit ALT, click Help and About Windows to see that Windows 8 is in fact Windows version 6.2.

The Windows NT code started at version 3.1. They dropped the version numbers with Windows 2000, but it was NT version 5.0. Windows XP was NT 5.1, Windows Vista was NT 6.0, Windows 7 is 6.1 and Windows 8 is 6.2. If you want to get technical about it and consider Windows NT 3.1 as NT 1.0, then Windows 8 is really Windows NT version 4.2.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2012, 01:28 jimnms
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 14:58:
Windows ME was garbage. Every time this topic comes up it absolutely floors me that, without exception, there is someone who tries to sugar coat just how awful that OS was.

Every time someone calls WinME garbage, they never supply any specifics as to why it was garbage. I'm not sugar coating shit, I just said I didn't remember any major problems with it. I'm not talking from personal experience with just my own system either. Right out of high school I landed a job as the one and only employee at a small local ISP (~800 customers when I started, over 2500 when I left), which a friend of mine recommended me to take over when he left for college. The owner also sold computers which I helped do support on those. I had a couple of friends start up a computer store in town which I helped out at in my spare time. I did that for 3 years before going off to college myself.

The systems the ISP owner sold were cheap shitty ass systems he bought pre-built from another company and just switched the badges on them. The driver I mentioned earlier that gave me problems was the driver for the modem that came in these systems. He also sold the modems to ISP customers that didn't have them. The modems were those crappy software driven modems. Whenever he sold one of these modems, the customer either brought their system in, or they took it home and tried to install it themselves. Most of those that tried to do it themselves I ended up having to make a house call after hours to fix it when they couldn't get online with it. The driver was a pain in the ass to install in Win95 and 98. That whole plug-n-play BS didn't work as it wouldn't detect an available COM port and IRQ, and I had to do it manually. I told the owner the modems he was selling were shit, but he didn't care. He was getting them dirt cheap and marking them way up. When the systems started arriving with WinME on them or when installing it in systems that already had ME, the driver worked perfectly every time. At either place we didn't have people asking to switch back to 98 when ME came out, and at the computer store, we sold ME upgrades and installed them for people.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2012, 21:00 jimnms
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 16:30:
What is with Microsoft and every other iteration of their OS being complete garbage? 3.0, 95, ME, Vista, Windows 8

I don't remember 95 or ME being garbage. I beta tested 95 and it did have early problems, but by the time it shipped it was pretty damn solid. I think its biggest problem were there were so many minor versions of it and they never patched them into to make one unified build. The Win95 OSR2 release IMO was the best of the Win9x releases.

Personally I didn't like Win98. That was when they integrated IE into the OS, and it made the whole UI look like shit. WinME cleaned up the UI a bit by borrowing some things from Win2000. I know people love to hate on WinME, but once again I can't remember having any problems with it. WinME actually was more stable for me than Win98. There was one particular driver that always was a pain to install/update in Win98, but I never had an issue with it in WinME.

I heard horror stories about WinXP, but I didn't make the jump to XP until I built a new machine for it. I'm sure all of the problems had been ironed out by then, and most likely the horror stories were due to upgrading from previous versions rather than doing a full install.

I never used Vista, so I didn't experience that one first hand except working on a few people's machines that had it. I did buy it, but never got around to installing it. I had been using XP for so long I just really didn't feel like starting over. The little bit of it I did use though it was annoying as hell with the amount of times it popped up asking permission to do shit.
 
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned
25. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Released; Two More Packs Planned Oct 24, 2012, 08:34 jimnms
 
Am I the only one that finds DLC like this puts me off wanting to buy the game? Civ V was the same way, I didn't get it at release because it felt like they were holding back stuff that should have been in the game to start with just to milk more money out of people. I just waited until all the little DLC packs were out and bought the complete deal for ~$20 or so. Had they put all of that content in the game to begin with I would have bought it on day one for $50, so they actually lost money from me. I guess there must me plenty of people who fall for this nickel and dime shit that makes up for people like me that don't want any part of it and pick it up in the bargain bin when it's finished.

I was actually tempted to buy XCOM today since GMG still has the 10% off plus a $10 credit. I got sucked into watching some guy's let's play videos of XCOM, and it had me wanting to play it. The guy was naming his soldiers after people who left constructive comments, which I thought was kind of neat. After a couple of his soldiers died and he was customizing the next ones, he said that he didn't realize you couldn't customize your soldiers if you didn't pre-order. That pretty much killed my desire to buy the game. Now I see that you can do this, if you pay an extra $5.

This is worse that horse armor, this is horse shit. What's next, $5 DLC for a quick save feature, $10 to rebind keys? If this shit keeps up, my grand kinds are going to think DLC Quest was a serious game.
 
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