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Signed On Jun 30, 2006, 08:51
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News Comments > On Sale
30. Re: Origin Sucks Nov 28, 2011, 02:41 hoolaparara
Dead Space 2 for $5? I see 75% off at $17.49 here.. so the aussie price multiplier is 3.5 for this one!  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Nov 28, 2011, 01:47 hoolaparara
Hey a thread starter!

I read the train simulator review and,
There are those in the RailWorks community that feel this free upgrade should have been optional. However happy you may be with TS 2012ís performance (and Iíd count myself as content) itís hard to disagree.

Other reasons for resenting the change include add-on aggravation: if youíve got loads of third-party content, you may find that some of it no longer functions perfectly. With DLC such a central plank of the RailWorks/TS 2012 brand, the lack of robust backwards compatibility is pretty disappointing.

Another example of why I can't stand why people crave auto-patch so much. Here's seemingly a whole game being replaced with something new. Breaking stuff and bringing machines to their knees. And the guy who owns it.. no choice but to take the update even if it's unusable afterwards.
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Nov 26, 2011, 19:18 hoolaparara
I reckon more than half the games I've looked at in these steam sales have been almost twice as much for australians. Civ V $16.99 says steamgamesales.. $30.99 when I get there.. LA Noire was $24.99 says teamgamesales.. $44.99 when I go there.. Amazing.  
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PC Gaming > What long dead gaming websites did visit regularly?
26. Re: What long dead gaming websites did visit regularly? Nov 12, 2011, 04:02 hoolaparara
Xymph wrote on Jan 29, 2010, 05:17:
PC Games Archives on (oh, you said websites... but in its defense, this archive is preserved here )
The PC Release List (before and after folding into Adrenaline Vault)
a 3D game demos page in Sweden in the mid-90's I can't remember the name of
Gone Gold
Games Domain (Ultimate Gaming Resource)
3D Files (formerly 3DfxMania)
3D Gamers

Bit of a thread liching.. but I've got to thank xymph for this.. For about 6 months I've been trying to remember what the hell the downloadable magazine I read in the early/mid 90s was. Game Bytes is what it was called and being fairly generic would never have got it. but all the issues are on the above ftp site!

Ah that dos text look....
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Oct 28, 2011, 08:36 hoolaparara
Amnesia and Penumbra worth looking at?

I see they've still got that quirky thing where you can get a pack for more than the individual games (Stalker games at $3.74 for SoC and CoP and 8.74 for the pack!)

Another on of those nice region things, I noticed this big mass of games on the steamsales website which informed that bioshock 2 was $4.99.. Australia it's $12.49! (but still 75% off).

Also checking out the GOG halloween, Is Vampire The Masquerade - Redemption worth it?
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News Comments > Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted?
29. Re: Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted? Oct 25, 2011, 05:50 hoolaparara
Verno wrote on Oct 24, 2011, 12:07:
I kind of the liked quasi-arcade style gameplay that Day of Defeat had. It's one of Valves more significant failures that gets overlooked, they bought the team and basically did nothing with it. The game gets practically no support or attention, it's a real shame.

Well they did get them to ruin DoD before putting them away
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2011, 05:51 hoolaparara
zirik wrote on Sep 26, 2011, 02:36:
space captain wrote on Sep 25, 2011, 16:00:
the custom of eating spicy foods is derived from the hot/tropical regions various cultures because eating spicy foods makes you perspire which cools the body down

you clearly have never been to hot/tropical regions where you dont need to eat spicy food to sweat. the high humidity will be enough to make your skin feel like wet sponge. and it wont cool your body down since sweat simply builds up and does not evaporate.

I agree on the tropics.

I was under the impression spicy food was invented to cover up for rotten meat.
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News Comments > "Low Violence" Red Orchestra 2 for Australia?
10. Re: and pricier Aug 4, 2011, 03:16 hoolaparara
I noticed this last night when I almost jumped onto the pre-order (which I was not going to since I still haven't moved to a dsl capable area). I noticed that it both had low violence splattered in big letters but was $10 more than the price mentioned in a couple of posts here ($US50! v $40 mentioned in the comments).  
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News Comments > Steam Download Changes
10. Re: Steam Download Changes Jul 16, 2011, 03:06 hoolaparara
I wonder if this means you'll actually be able to download something on dialup now? Rather than watch as it tries to download 8 files at a time and throws a file away when the inevitable time out happens on it.  
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News Comments > No Valve E3 Announcements
10. Re: No Valve E3 Announcements May 19, 2011, 03:13 hoolaparara
mag wrote on May 19, 2011, 00:05:
Didn't they just say that they had abandoned the episodic model, like last week?

But you guys are crazy if you don't think they're working HL3, at least somewhere in the background. They sat on HL2 for a looong time before they announced it. Just settle down and relax. It'll happen. Too much money to be made for it to not.

Besides, Half-Life's boring.

Yeah but I'm not sure working on a beard store for gordo is quite what people are thinking of.
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Mar 9, 2011, 01:02 hoolaparara
Shouldn't Ferrari make cheaper cars, I want a ferrari but they are so expensive, so they should make them all cheaper to suit me.

And Porsches too they're really expensive, they should make them all afforable by me..

And Rolls wow are they really expensive and they should make them all cheaper too so I can access them...

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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Feb 10, 2011, 08:05 hoolaparara
What? no mention of the fantastic $873 saving on railworks DLC?

It's only $199.99!
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Dec 31, 2010, 01:08 hoolaparara
So does anybody know anything about this Not Available in Your Region game that steam has twice on their daily deals?

its hard to tell from that title what sort of game it is!
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News Comments > On Sale
12. Re: On Sale Dec 28, 2010, 03:32 hoolaparara
grrr anyone used the wallet? I was up to 4 transactions in the sale so far and was hoping to put $5 into the wallet (bringing me up to the $50 I'd set aside).

Stupidly it seems you can't add to the wallet as part of a purchase, it kept taking me straight to the checkout bit rather than the cart... And why the arbitrary amounts too?

I was thinking of sticking $15 in now whilst the $AU is high ($5 for the end of this sale and $10 for picking up the stalker games if they ever come down to $5) but no go, couldn't even stack a $5 with a $10 since as I say you only seem to be able to buy one at a time with no other transaction.
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Steam
9. Re: Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Steam Dec 27, 2010, 23:38 hoolaparara
Its nice to know I'm not going insane. I was confused when I saw NWN2 this morning as it was one of the few things I had on my definitely want list.. now though.. given its a new listing can I wait for it to get even cheaper instead?

decisions decisions....
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News Comments > On Sale
23. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2010, 08:17 hoolaparara
Prez wrote on Dec 24, 2010, 03:58:
Hmm... A (not-so-)short list of downloadable games I've bought in the last couple of weeks:


Half-Life Source


I must confess as I was browsing I was startled to see this piece of crapola sells for $9.99. It was so completely pointless when first released, did they ever actually make it worthwhile?

Speaking of worthwhile I noticed that operation flashpoint: dragon rising is $3 on steam, I know its been kicked around a lot here but still not work it?
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Nov 21, 2010, 08:19 hoolaparara
So whats the story with stalker: clear sky. I was looking for it to come down cheaply and the box never did, it just disappeared.

And here we have a stalker bundle.. with only 2 games not including clear sky?
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News Comments > Icewind Dale 2 Complete on
12. Re: Icewind Dale 2 Complete on Nov 5, 2010, 09:02 hoolaparara
Its interesting I struggled to get into baldurs gate which I bought in 2000, but in 2007 I found out dosbox which finally helped me play the old goldbox games properly. This got me interested in the infinity games again and I bought a box with all of them and neverwinter knights and started playing it 6 months later.

The kobold thing.... One thing I found that felt a little unheroic was how often in the infinity games it was 6 on 1 compared to the goldbox games where many big battles had henchmen aplenty.

I know you're fighting some demigod level type of villain but it often felt less than heroic when there were 6 of you (plus summons).
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News Comments > Re-Launch Gift
38. Re: Re-Launch Gift Oct 21, 2010, 06:28 hoolaparara
Whilst we're on gog again, what is their download systems, if I was looking at downloading 1gb of planescape on my dial up do I have a chance of getting it down over 2 weeks or does it like steam not do resuming?

And I know they list xp/vista/win 7 but if a game has win xp in their list of oses is there a reasonable chance it will actually work in win 2k?
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News Comments > Serious Sam HD Gold Edition on Thursday a Steam/ Clue?
4. Re: Serious Sam HD Gold Edition on Thursday a Steam/ Clue? Sep 21, 2010, 10:56 hoolaparara
Good old games*

*Good old games not available for old operating systems anymore
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