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Signed On Dec 11, 2012, 08:52
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News Comments > Tropico 5 in May
4. Re: Tropico 5 in May Apr 3, 2014, 04:11 MoonSpook
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 23:59:
RaZ0r! wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 22:27:
I haven't played 4 yet, nor all the DLC.........

If you have played 3 you didn't miss anything

This is one of the things that confused me mightily about the Tropico bundles that have been about in the past year, where you could get the first three Tropico games together and pay extra for the fourth. I never understood why you'd want all four versions. Surely you'd just research which was held as the best and buy that? Or am I missing something?
 
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News Comments > Origins Ditches Discs
11. Re: Origins Ditches Discs Mar 31, 2014, 10:05 MoonSpook
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 10:01:
By the way I don't think you could use the keys on Origin from actual CD/DVDs anyways.
I've had BF2 on a disc and could not add the CD key to my Origin library. I got invalid CD key error.
Ended up buying the whole BF complete set from Origin when it was on sale for $5, in case my disc gets scratched or something.

Depends on the game. I know my disc copies of Dead Space and Burnout Paradise, for example, both registered on Origin, despite being older than Origin itself (although to be fair, BP did use the old EA CORE online system).
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Missing Items Fix and Preorder Wings Near
6. Re: Diablo III Missing Items Fix and Preorder Wings Near Mar 21, 2014, 11:04 MoonSpook
 
This is in reply to LgFriess, I did Quote him but it kept breaking the post for some reason:

As far as I can see, the only pre-60 features that require the RoS expansion (Crusader class aside) is Adventure Mode and the Mystic.

If you're just happy playing through the campaign to level up, and aren't too bothered about enchanting or transmog (and on a pre-60, there's good reason not to be since you'll replace gear a lot), then I don't think you need to buy it just yet.

I may be corrected by others though, of course!
 
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
24. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 4, 2014, 05:39 MoonSpook
 
Squirmer wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 05:16:
Hope visibility is affected by light and shadow this time.

According to the ingame tutorials, it is, but only at a distance.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
22. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 4, 2014, 04:49 MoonSpook
 
I've just played through Dishonored for the second time, this time as a stabby Ghost, and enjoyed it as much as the first. I particularly like Samuel's reactions to you, especially at the start of the final mission..

I'm now working through the two story DLC, and they're as well put together as the main game. So yes, sign me up for a sequel.

As an aside, I had no idea until I looked at the credits that there's some pretty big names in the voice cast. Susan Sarandon, Michael Madsen, Brad Dourif, Carrie Fisher.. I did a double-take at that.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Feb 28, 2014, 04:11 MoonSpook
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 01:33:
Anyone know if dlc for ME2 ever gets discounted? From what I've seen and read, it's only for sale from the Bioware/ea site, which I rarely if ever visit. Think the bigger story based content is about 800 points, with smaller about 500. Iirc, the majority of dlc is about $20 to $25, total at regular price.

Bioware\EA have an almost complete monopoly on this. AFAIK the only other place you can get the points (which are preset to the DLC, so I don't know if you just get the points or it forces you to buy that particular DLC, is Amazon.com. I have never seen Bioware reduce the price of the points, not even once, whereas on XBLA they've often had sales. PC players have been shafted in that regard, sadly.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend
1. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend Feb 7, 2014, 09:09 MoonSpook
 
As mentioned yesterday in On Sale, Get Games Go has a sale on BL2 as well, some of their prices are cheaper than the Steam equivalents, so check there first.  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Feb 7, 2014, 06:44 MoonSpook
 
FYI, GetGames tweeted that they're going to be putting up some "Steam-beating deals" on BL2 this weekend, so might be worth holding fire.

Edit: now live. Some of it is cheaper, some more expensive (going by GBP prices, that is).

This comment was edited on Feb 7, 2014, 07:08.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online and Thief Each Rated "M"
6. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online and Thief Each Rated Jan 23, 2014, 10:04 MoonSpook
 
During the course of the game, players can roam through a brothel environment in which several prostitutes are depicted topless. The central character has the ability to spy on couples engaging in sexual activity (topless characters); suggestive moaning and dialogue can also be heard. Some settings depict opium vats or characters under the influence of the drug. The words f**k and sh*t can be heard in the dialogue.

Sigh. Another sign that the nuThief will be terrible (well, that and the many discounts being bandied around on the preorder.. it's like Square Enix know they have a stinker on their hands). The three previous games did just fine without anything too salicious being in them (if memory serves), and it had a language all of it's own (you taffers!) that didn't need cursing in it. Not being a prude here as such, I just think another part of the original games' charm and universe has been stripped out.
 
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News Comments > WoW to Add Level-up Purchases
13. Re: WoW to Add Level-up Purchases Jan 17, 2014, 10:43 MoonSpook
 
Hey Blue, the expansion's level cap is 100, not 90 - that's the current cap in MoP.

On that note, it means that even those that buy boosts have to play ten levels, and hopefully being educated on their class before they run max-level dungeons/raids.

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InBlack wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 10:40:
Games tha make you grind/pay just so you can get to the "real" game should be banned by law and their makers should be condemned to the fiery pits of hell.

To be fair, there's a lot of people who enjoy the levelling process alone and get bored once they hit the max, too, so they roll new characters. Obviously the boost is for the players that are the direct opposite of them. Diff'rent strokes..
 
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News Comments > SimCity Offline Mode Coming
9. Re: SimCity Offline Mode Coming Jan 13, 2014, 09:44 MoonSpook
 
I love in that blogpost how they italicised "Offline," like it's some original concept they thought of. Also how they don't mention how the players badly wanted it (although that's certainly implied).

I suspect what happened was when they saw the expansion was selling nothing like they hoped, because lots of folk bought into the hype of the original and got burnt on the always-on requirement. So, EA figured they had to patch in Offline Mode to make the expansion palatable and shift some more units.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
37. Re: On Sale Dec 4, 2013, 05:57 MoonSpook
 
KS wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 11:34:
Well, it took long enough, but Total Annihilation is finally on Gog, too. With Sacrifice and Dungeon Keeper, they now have the three greatest RTS of all time. Got TA over the weekend, been going nuts on all three for weeks.

Total Annihilation has been available on GoG.com since 2010, unless you meant it's the first time it's been on sale (which I doubt, to be honest!).
 
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News Comments > On Sale
27. Re: On Sale Dec 3, 2013, 08:01 MoonSpook
 
Ladron3dfx wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 06:26:
A stripped down version of the Uplay client with no store? Incredible! This restricts users from making additional Uplay/Ubisoft game purchases through the Uplay client. In fact it seems, Uplay enabled games purchased on Steam will not show on the standalone Uplay client.

You can still use the UPlay account you use for FC3 in your own UPlay client download and on the UPlay website (I associated the game with a UPlay account I already had), and the Steam-purchased UPlay games DO show in the client. But if you try to launch them, it will open Steam too.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
21. Re: On Sale Dec 3, 2013, 05:36 MoonSpook
 
jimnms wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 19:41:
Farcry 3 is the same price on Amazon that activates on Uplay. I don't own any Uplay titles, so I'm completely unfamiliar with it. Does it have an offline mode like Steam? From what I understand so far, if you buy it on Steam, you have to launch it on Steam first, which then brings up Uplay, then the game. Or since it's registered to your Uplay account, can you skip Steam and just launch it from Uplay?

If you have to jump through two DRM hoops by buying it on Steam, it sounds better to just buy it from Amazon and register it on Uplay.

As someone that bought it, I can explain.

You download through Steam, and when you launch, it starts up a version of UPlay without the store part of the client (to comply with Steam's terms), and asks you to login with a UPlay ID and associate the game with the account. It has the normal UPlay system as part of the game - achievements, "Rewards" to spend achievement points on etc, all done in the UPlay client.

I already had UPlay installed (I had AC3 with my gfx card which came with a UPlay code), so I figured "Ok, no point in running from Steam then." Uh-uh. If you load the regular UPlay client without Steam, then try to play the game, a box appears informing you that it is now starting Steam so you can play the game.

It's ludicrous.

What's even more amusing is that once in the game, you can bring up both UPlay's and Steam's ingame overlay..

But yeah. The CD Key you get from Steam is definitely tied to Steam, no matter what client you use, but you will have both clients running when playing the game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 09:48 MoonSpook
 
Sorry to hear that Blue. If there's one thing I could bet on, it's that Hudson the Wonder Dog would frequently feature in your OotB posts. I hope your household can find comfort in this trying time.  
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News Comments > RAGE Free Weekend
26. Re: RAGE Free Weekend Nov 22, 2013, 05:36 MoonSpook
 
I picked RAGE up six months or so ago (the last time it was this price) along with it's DLC. I wasn't expecting much since it had received so much negativity - but I was pleasantly surprised. I genuinely enjoyed my time with it. It's not stellar, but heck, I only paid a few quid for it and it was well worth the cash, and for this price I would recommend it to others if they're in need of some shooty-shooty. Also, whoever did the animation for the one-to-one conversational NPCs in the game deserves a raise. For it's age, it was top-notch.  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers add ShadowPlay Beta
30. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers add ShadowPlay Beta Nov 20, 2013, 09:42 MoonSpook
 
I haven't tried these drivers yet, but when I tried Shadowplay when it came out a few weeks back, it seemed to work great, but it does have shortcomings. You can't choose your resolution - it's 1080p or GTFO. Which isn't necessarily a drawback, unless you're running a 16:10 resolution - so it will stretch your image to fit. Makes it useless on my 1680x1050 res monitor. There is a lot of call for that in the NVIDIA forums to change though, so I'll be surprised it NVIDIA don't implement that along the way.

Also seen a lot of people complaining that GeForce Experience isn't installing too, so I guess they'll have to fix that asap.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowers RAM Requirement
2. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowers RAM Requirement Nov 19, 2013, 09:06 MoonSpook
 
I can't tell if that's accidental or Blue is doing this ironically, since I think he made the same mistake on the original reports of CoD: Ghosts needing 6GB  
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News Comments > LEGO Minifigures Beta Signups
1. Re: LEGO Minifigures Beta Signups Nov 4, 2013, 09:21 MoonSpook
 
Lego Universe take two, I guess. Hope it doesn't bomb as badly as that one did.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Oct 25, 2013, 10:15 MoonSpook
 
Also, the launch in the EU has been a little.. bumpy, shall we say. The EU pricing was wrong for a few hours (it cost a Euro more), and of course when Steam fixed that a lot of people starting complaining. Also, the Install button in Steam isn't present, despite it being purchasable and "available" - current theory is it won't appear until the time Steam normally updates (6pm UK time)..  
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