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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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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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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Oct 23, 2012, 19:51 jimnms
 
Rhino wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 14:28:
Totally agree. I've played video games and then had trouble sleeping as I kept thinking about what I had just done, or planned to do next (especially for RPGs or strategy games)... but then I've also had conversations with people that I enjoyed a great deal that kept me up as I thought about what we had discussed and so forth.

In either case the fault wasn't the gaming or the conversation; it was me not settling down and basically not finding a way to turn my brain off long enough to settle into sleep.

I've had sleep problems my whole life. Even when I was in elementary school, before we had game consoles or home computers I just couldn't turn my brain off at "bed time." I'd lay awake for hours tossing and turning. Eventually I would fall asleep, but it would be almost impossible to wake me in the morning.

After graduating high school, working and in college I still used to make myself go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Most nights I wouldn't be able to go to sleep, and when I did fall asleep I felt like crap in the mornings.

I finally started noticing that on nights when I'd stay up cramming for a test or to finish a paper, then go to bed exhausted at 3-4am, I actually felt better and more rested even when I had to wake up at 7am.

Now I play games, watch a TV or movie right up until I go to bed. I don't even go to bed until I feel tired and know I'll fall asleep when I get in the bed. Some days I may only get 4 hours of sleep, but it's better quality sleep and I actually wake up easier and feel better when I do.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2012, 23:34 jimnms
 
sliv wrote on Oct 17, 2012, 18:52:
Oh Ricky, you're so clever! Yeah, cause, it's a fact that all religious people want to shoot children and, like, support other religions who shoot children.

I originally thought that Twitter was useless, but apparently it has this unique ability for people to show just how dumb they really are.
Arkansas Legislative Candidate, Endorses Death Penalty For Rebellious Children
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 17, 2012, 18:25 jimnms
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 17, 2012, 11:18:
It is good to see Kaspersky still on top. It goes on sale quiet often in the local BestBuy for $20 for the 3 computer license, so it is cheap to keep the PCs protected.

I see regular sales of Kaspersky that's free after MIR. I'll stick with MSE though. I've managed to stay virus free for as long as I've been using computers, mainly using common sense. My sister on the other hand managed to get infected with viruses no matter what I put on her computer. After I cleaned the last infection from her system I put MSE on it and she hasn't had a virus since.
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Kickstarter Concludes
18. Re: Project Eternity Kickstarter Concludes Oct 17, 2012, 18:14 jimnms
 
Tumbler wrote on Oct 17, 2012, 11:25:
So many stretch goals, man I wish this was a game I wanted to play more, I kept looking for something I wanted to spend more money on but couldn't move myself past the $20 mark.

I hope these guys come back for a scifi ip of some type. I'm very interested to see what they make, perhaps it will be something even I can enjoy!

I initially went in for $20, but upped it to the $65 because I want the box and printed manual. I really wanted to get the cloth map, but couldn't justify to myself to spend another $75 for the $140 collectors edition tier. I did chip in another $20 with 2 minutes to go to get in on the expansion. I wish they'd have put the cloth map as an addon.
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Kickstarter Homestretch Plans
10. Re: Project Eternity Kickstarter Homestretch Plans Oct 13, 2012, 04:22 jimnms
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 23:00:
Anyhow, I upped my pledge last night from the $20 early bird to a $65 boxed copy in hopes that we reach that $3.5 mil figure. $3 mil is locked in, for sure, though, so even if they don't beat Double Fine, it's still gonna be awesome. I really would like them to make cloth maps available as add-ons, though... Wasteland 2 included a cloth map with the $50 box, doesn't seem fair for Obsidian to only include it with the $140 collector's edition.

If I up my pledge, I'll probably do the $35 one for the sound track and digital book. If they offered the cloth map with the $65 boxed version I'd have jumped on that already.
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Kickstarter Homestretch Plans
2. Re: Project Eternity Kickstarter Homestretch Plans Oct 12, 2012, 21:46 jimnms
 
I finally decided to go ahead and get in this one. I had the page open reading the different pledge rewards, refreshed the page and a $20 spot opened up so I jumped on it. I might up my pledge before it's over though.

Jerykk wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 20:54:
It's looking like this will definitely beat Wasteland 2. It may even beat DFA.
You can still donate to Wasteland 2 on their store page if you missed out. Brian Fargo tweeted the other day that they had another $1000 backer through the store, so there's no telling what their total is counting post kickstarter funds. Also, for kickstarter backers, you can bump up your pledges at their Backer Store.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Captain Scarlett DLC Next Week
57. Re: Borderlands 2 Captain Scarlett DLC Next Week Oct 11, 2012, 19:40 jimnms
 
I've kind of petered out on BL2. I'm kind of wishing I'd waited and bought it when it was finished (all DLC released). I was having a blast with it, but something about it got me in the mood for some Fallout New Vegas. I had been trying out mods off and on for the past couple of months and pretty much had everything picked out, installed and ready to go, I just needed a push to get started.

Right now I'm just using mostly texture and appearance improving mods, bug fixes and some minor game tweaks to make the experience a little harder and immersive without changing much of the core game. After this play I want to start a new game with the jsawyer mod and nothing else except texture/appearance mods.

Maybe when I'm done with that, they'll be finished with all of the BL2 DLC and I'll come back to it.
 
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News Comments > No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace
5. Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Oct 11, 2012, 10:56 jimnms
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 10:35:
IBM compatible PC
Your age is showing.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
2. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Oct 10, 2012, 22:14 jimnms
 
The previous drivers were 175MB, that's kind of a big jump. I bet it has to do with Win8 support.  
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