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Jacob Bowers
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Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale
Dec 12, 2013, 11:37
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Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 12, 2013, 11:37
Dec 12, 2013, 11:37
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 11:07:
Dang, talk about GOG kicking Steam's ass every which way from Sunday lately.

Go GOG

Already got all three games, but that's just absolutely A.W.E.S.O.M.E from them.

I'd be happier if their server wasn't fubar right now. Just picked up Rise of the Triad for $6, but on it's way back from paypal to gog, the connection farked up Not sure whether the transaction went through.
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Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale
Dec 12, 2013, 10:16
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Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 12, 2013, 10:16
Dec 12, 2013, 10:16
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 09:57:
Tactics sucks. But F1 and 2 are must have classics. If you havent played them do so. Today.

While Tactics wasn't up there with 1 & 2, it wasn't a bad game. It was just for those people who were like "I LOVE the combat in Fallout, but HATE the story and RPG elements!".
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Re: RAGE Free Weekend
Nov 22, 2013, 09:57
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Re: RAGE Free Weekend Nov 22, 2013, 09:57
Nov 22, 2013, 09:57
 
I haven't played much of Rage yet (the 20+ gig d/l was brutal on my 1 megabit downstream DSL). What I did play seemed ok.

Didn't Rage lack a true deathmatch mode? How could id screw up the one thing they're known for? And not supporting modding by having such a modder unfriendly tech, and by not releasing the tools in a reasonable time?
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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowers RAM Requirement
Nov 19, 2013, 17:23
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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowers RAM Requirement Nov 19, 2013, 17:23
Nov 19, 2013, 17:23
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 16:54:
Necrophob wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 15:05:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 12:25:
Confused why a modern game even needs RAM? Everything should be done on the GPU.

You're saying a computer doesn't need RAM? Maybe if register memory wasn't so expensive.

Reading skills -1

modern game

Oops, thought that said MODERN game.
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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowers RAM Requirement
Nov 19, 2013, 15:05
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Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowers RAM Requirement Nov 19, 2013, 15:05
Nov 19, 2013, 15:05
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 12:25:
Confused why a modern game even needs RAM? Everything should be done on the GPU.

You're saying a computer doesn't need RAM? Maybe if register memory wasn't so expensive.
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Re: Half-Life Anniversary
Nov 19, 2013, 15:02
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Re: Half-Life Anniversary Nov 19, 2013, 15:02
Nov 19, 2013, 15:02
 
Creston wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 14:10:
heh, good old ION storm. Had it not been for Deus Ex, they'd have likely gone down as the greatest failure in the history of gaming.

Now, I think that title happily belongs to Brouchard & Co.

Hey now, Anachronox was fun.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Nov 7, 2013, 09:29
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Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 7, 2013, 09:29
Nov 7, 2013, 09:29
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 21:44:
Or don't use Apple products and help America instead!

I don't even like Apple, but I have an iPhone (a old 3G for $1 with plan). Also have a 4th gen iPad. I like them, for what they're good for (web browsing and reading, and some casual games). However, they are EXTREMELY overpriced for the actual worth of the product. Can't wait for Apple's star to fall a bit.
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Re: Grim Dawn Early Access
Nov 7, 2013, 09:19
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Re: Grim Dawn Early Access Nov 7, 2013, 09:19
Nov 7, 2013, 09:19
 
Is this by the Titan's Quest guys? That was a fun, under appreciated game.
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Re: The 7th Guest 3 Announced
Oct 31, 2013, 22:10
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Re: The 7th Guest 3 Announced Oct 31, 2013, 22:10
Oct 31, 2013, 22:10
 
I loved the first game, and to a lesser (much lesser) extent, the second. But I'm not really digging the direction they're going. One of the stretch goals it to add in DLC? Ugh. And no Graeme Devine? Is the gameplay still going to consist of prerendered animation, or will you have complete freedom of movement?

On a somewhat related note, I just started A Machine for Pigs, and the feel I was getting walking through the guy's house was the same as when I first played through The 7th Guest. That game creeped me out for some reason. Especially the god damn maze.
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Re: The Walking Dead Season 2 Announced
Oct 30, 2013, 09:50
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Re: The Walking Dead Season 2 Announced Oct 30, 2013, 09:50
Oct 30, 2013, 09:50
 
deqer wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 09:40:
Ughh.. Please let this show just die. 1 season is enough already.

Do you want us to call 911 for you? Maybe they can send in a SWAT team to take out the people forcing you to watch.
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Re: Steam Halloween Sale
Oct 30, 2013, 09:41
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Re: Steam Halloween Sale Oct 30, 2013, 09:41
Oct 30, 2013, 09:41
 
I just got Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs on GoG...why would I do this to myself? I'm just recovering from SS2.
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Re: Steam Halloween Sale
Oct 29, 2013, 19:03
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Re: Steam Halloween Sale Oct 29, 2013, 19:03
Oct 29, 2013, 19:03
 
MajorD wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 18:05:
Well, I've been looking at and considering 'Outlast' for a while, which is now part of the 'Steam Halloween Sale' at $13.32. What's anyone's thoughts on it, is it worth playing?



Check out the Outlast videos on http://m.youtube.com/user/OMFGcata. Game seems pretty freaky, in a Rob Zonbie movie sort of way.
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Re: Raindrop Kickstarter
Oct 29, 2013, 17:48
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Re: Raindrop Kickstarter Oct 29, 2013, 17:48
Oct 29, 2013, 17:48
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 16:44:
Yeah, they have created an interesting world with some mysterious elements to it. I just wish we'd seen more gameplay. Doesn't look like they'll make funding. They're 2 weeks in with only 20% funded.

It appears that all they have are assets they've created. They are obviously very talented (I especially like all of the posters and icons the guy created). It looks like they don't have a programmer though, and I'm not sure the amount they're asking for is enough to hire people to complete such an ambitious job. Good luck to them, though.
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith 2014 Edition
Oct 25, 2013, 16:58
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith 2014 Edition Oct 25, 2013, 16:58
Oct 25, 2013, 16:58
 
You might want to look into this as well:

POD Studio UX2

Has about any effect you could possibly want (as well as a built in tuner). You can plug some headphones into it and jam. Only thing that is required is a computer to run the interface for effect selection. I have that and the floor pedal version, but the floor pedal is meant for actual gigs, and is a bitch to use.

As for the guitar I use, I think it's an Ibanez JS100 (one of the low end Joe Satriani signature series guitars).
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Oct 25, 2013, 14:04
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 25, 2013, 14:04
Oct 25, 2013, 14:04
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 11:41:
340k fine? Wow, what's it take them globally to recoup that? 5 minutes? How about a 300 million dollar fine and send some suits to jail?

Interesting. And how do you feel about the lethal injection for jay walkers?
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith 2014 Edition
Oct 25, 2013, 10:35
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith 2014 Edition Oct 25, 2013, 10:35
Oct 25, 2013, 10:35
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 20:37:
Necrophob wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 09:52:
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 00:46:
A good starter guitar is CHEAP, lol.

a) You don't know what a "good" guitar sounds like, so that doesn't matter
b) You're probably going to bang it up or slack on maintenance or otherwise wear on it faster when you're just starting out
c) You might decide you're just not as into learning as you thought you might have been after trying it a while

And so on. It's best not to spend a whole bunch of money right away, you can always buy something better later when you know what you're doing. I got a Squier Bullet Strat for $130 or so to go along with the original game when I got it almost a year ago, and even that is too expensive for a starter axe by some opinions I've seen. You might prefer a different body shape, though. Just remember to pick up a strap (the ones that come with cheap guitars always suck), a bunch of picks, and maybe a change of strings to go with it.

I kind of have the opposite opinion. Like you, I got a Squire as my first guitar, and it sounded horrible. If it sounds horrible, you think YOU sound horrible, and its a bad feedback loop. A good guitar makes a lot of difference.

As for Rocksmith 2014, I can wait to get this. Does the original Rocksmith PS3 cable work on the PC? I'd imagine it's the same thing.

Thanks for the advice guys. I'm looking into the options still, and doing some reading. I may go hit one of the better stores here in town tomorrow to take a look at what they have. Hopefully I'll get something picked out by this weekend.

You can get a decent Ibanez for around $200-$300. I'd recommend something with a floyd rose tremelo, so you aren't having to constantly retune (or just get one without a tremelo at all...you probably won't use it much anyways). Don't get active pickups, cause they take a 9-volt battery.

The only problem with the floyd rose is that it's a floating bridge, so if you rest your palm on it while picking it can cause the note to be sharp...the original Rocksmith was really sensitive to this.

And when Rocksmith would require you to do a drop-d tuning, you'd have to loosen the locking nut to tune. Was a hassle. I ended up using a cheapie guitar to play Rocksmith just because it was a pain to use my better guitar.
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith 2014 Edition
Oct 24, 2013, 09:52
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith 2014 Edition Oct 24, 2013, 09:52
Oct 24, 2013, 09:52
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 00:46:
A good starter guitar is CHEAP, lol.

a) You don't know what a "good" guitar sounds like, so that doesn't matter
b) You're probably going to bang it up or slack on maintenance or otherwise wear on it faster when you're just starting out
c) You might decide you're just not as into learning as you thought you might have been after trying it a while

And so on. It's best not to spend a whole bunch of money right away, you can always buy something better later when you know what you're doing. I got a Squier Bullet Strat for $130 or so to go along with the original game when I got it almost a year ago, and even that is too expensive for a starter axe by some opinions I've seen. You might prefer a different body shape, though. Just remember to pick up a strap (the ones that come with cheap guitars always suck), a bunch of picks, and maybe a change of strings to go with it.

I kind of have the opposite opinion. Like you, I got a Squire as my first guitar, and it sounded horrible. If it sounds horrible, you think YOU sound horrible, and its a bad feedback loop. A good guitar makes a lot of difference.

As for Rocksmith 2014, I can wait to get this. Does the original Rocksmith PS3 cable work on the PC? I'd imagine it's the same thing.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Oct 23, 2013, 15:41
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 23, 2013, 15:41
Oct 23, 2013, 15:41
 
Fantaz wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 13:08:
everyone who worked on System Shock 2 should get an award... they are finally realizing this

I just beat SS2. Good game, even now, but the ending was a bit of a let down. Should Ken get an award for it? "Nah".
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Re: Devolver's Blood Hint
Oct 23, 2013, 14:59
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Re: Devolver's Blood Hint Oct 23, 2013, 14:59
Oct 23, 2013, 14:59
 
Xero wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 13:35:
While were on these oldie goodies, anyone remember, SiN? I still own it on disc format.

Yah. SiN had some fun deathmatch, with the ability to shoot the gun out of your opponent's hand. And it had The Levelord levels :/ Whatever happened to that guy?
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Re: Devolver's Blood Hint
Oct 23, 2013, 09:03
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Re: Devolver's Blood Hint Oct 23, 2013, 09:03
Oct 23, 2013, 09:03
 
I loved Blood co-op and deathmatch, on a LAN. That game had character coming out of its pores. Blood 2, however...we don't speak of that...
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