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Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
12. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 21, 2012, 17:36 jimnms
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 17:17:
There's a lot of indie games at a great price, like Cargo Commander.

Remember not to buy a game until the last day of the sale. Some games that are already marked down may show up as daily or flash deals at a higher discount.

Since The Walking Dead is a daily deal, and the last episode was also released today it's probably not going to be marked down more than 50%. I wonder if it will be cheaper during the end of year holiday sales?

Yeah there are a lot of games on sale that aren't listed on the main page. I keep things in my wish list for an easy way to check sale prices for games I want. There are a few that are 75% off that aren't listed, like Dungeons of Dredmor and its expansions.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
8. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 21, 2012, 17:10 jimnms
 
Fion wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 16:57:
Civ 5: Gods & Kings is 1/2 price.

It's 66% off at GMG: http://www.greenmangaming.com/search/?q=gods+kings
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Nov 18, 2012, 18:38 jimnms
 
I enjoyed the first episode of SiN. It sucked when they canned it after the first. If you also get the original SiN with it, you'd be crazy not to grab this at this price.  
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News Comments > Hitman: Absolution Reviews
16. Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Nov 18, 2012, 18:26 jimnms
 
I lost interest when I learned they removed the first person option that the previous games had. I prefer to play games from a first person perspective, and there are very few third person games I've been able to tolerate.

I watched some video (pr)reviews this morning and was going to grab it from GMG if it looked like the third person perspective was tolerable. I found it frustrating to even watch other people play it in 3rd person. The camera is way to close and the FOV too narrow, which gets even worse when you move into a close quarters interior. Although you shouldn't be doing much shooting, the shooting looks shitty, even on PC with a mouse.

One of the reasons that I don't like the 3rd person view is that it seems "cheaty" and kills the immersion. You see your character hiding behind a wall or other cover where he can't possibly see what's around it, yet you can swing your 3rd person camera around and see everything.

Even if it had the first person option, I think I would still pass on this. Maybe some of the AI features can be fixed in patches, but so far from what I've seen is that most of the levels aren't nearly as open as previous Hitman games. The first few hours or so are linear "tutorial" type missions. It looks like even some of the open areas feature linear missions with no optional ways to complete objectives.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 17, 2012, 18:05 jimnms
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 11:45:
Yeah... but noscript is a hassle ;p

Ghostery
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 15, 2012, 22:35 jimnms
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 15, 2012, 20:44:
I hope the US tells the UN to go get stuffed.

What's this about? I'm getting an error when I go to the link. Tried it on three different systems.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Trailer
17. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Nov 14, 2012, 12:48 jimnms
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 14, 2012, 11:58:
I've yet to play more than about an hour of the GTA4 campaign thanks to the lousy controls and driving physics so I'm not holding my breath. It does look cool but a shitty PC port (and I'm usually defending such things) coupled with driving being unpleasant in a primarily driving game means I'll wait this one out.

Try this mod. The default handling physics were ok to me, but after using that mod, I can't go back to the stock handling. The high damage option in the mod is still too forgiving, so I used an editor to boost the damage multiplier to all cars to make it more realistic. It's much more fun and challenging running from the cops knowing your car isn't going to drive away from a 60 MPH head on crash.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: The Top Ways We Injure Our Genitals Nov 13, 2012, 18:05 jimnms
 
2. Razors, scissors and clippers (1,089)

WTF Headscratch
 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million
34. Re: PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million Nov 12, 2012, 21:29 jimnms
 
webname wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 14:52:
The game is a fucking resource hog, its astounding really for what it is, drives the fans on the vid card
into overdrive, but then its running optifine as well dont know if its the cause. but even the server is a resource pig and it runs on linux to ,me happy :)

It doesn't cause my video card's fans to speed up. It does cause the CPU fan to speed up from silent to a slight whisper. I'm also running optifine, using AA and AF and boosting the view distance.
 
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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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