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    OK, looks like I owe you an apology... I've spent...

    OK, looks like I owe you an apology... I've spent most of last night and today with BE and... well it's just is a bit hollow. The ARS technica review is pretty spot on. It really does seem like Civ 5...
  2. Thread: Door Kickers

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    Yeah, that's fair. Although my Hotline Miami...

    Yeah, that's fair. Although my Hotline Miami comparison is a sign of how good I am at the game... ahem, obviously acing each mission first try... I find I can usually pass a mission with 1 or 2 stars...
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    Yeah, especially as you can then go on to meddle...

    Yeah, especially as you can then go on to meddle in the HRE and/or later form Germany. One of my fav games from Eu3 - so many interesting phases: Livonian crusades, converting to a secular state,...
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    Well, after 25% of the exposure you've had I...

    Well, after 25% of the exposure you've had I can't really compare notes, but 4 hours still seems like not much time to get to grips with something designed for multiple playthroughs, no?

    That's...
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    You're assuming this isn't like Civ4 spin-off...

    You're assuming this isn't like Civ4 spin-off Colonisation, a one off? Maybe it is more likely in this day and age that they'll release DLC to pad out the factions & features of BE - but I don't...
  6. Thread: Door Kickers

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    Door Kickers

    Following a certain Mr T. Stone Esquire's judgement on Door Kickers, I bought it on something of an impulse yesterday. I have to say, I'm quite smitten. The missions are short but very replayable and...
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    I cede to your longer experience with it. on your...

    I cede to your longer experience with it. on your point about scifi, I think the absence of radical terraforming, which admitedly could (did) break the game balance in SMAC, does make one ultimately...
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    Um, well while you cool kids are trashing it, I...

    Um, well while you cool kids are trashing it, I rather enjoyed the hour of it I played before work today. Of course it's Civ V underneath but to call it "just a reskin" is wilfully...
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    I had been pretty sceptical and ambivalent about...

    I had been pretty sceptical and ambivalent about this. I'm a big fan of SMAC, even if it has its limitations compared to newer games, and I wasn't convinced by the concepts in the re-imagining. Then,...
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    I don't think you'd miss out on THAT much before...

    I don't think you'd miss out on THAT much before you could recover a shovel from the locations Drake has mentioned.
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    There must be a console command to add the item,...

    There must be a console command to add the item, no? It would save you a lot of frustration and is surely justified if the game decides to vanish your shovel.
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    Glad to see console warz interfering with a...

    Glad to see console warz interfering with a thread about which game pad to use ON PC.

    But thanks nonetheless for the views in thsi thread. I just ordered a 360 controller to replace my (suspected...
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    Yeah, I imagine there's a syntax you have to...

    Yeah, I imagine there's a syntax you have to follow for the free text to result in anything more than "Huh?". I can't say I've bothered to research it though.

    I've finished the Ag centre, high...
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    I thought he was going to a lot of trouble to...

    I thought he was going to a lot of trouble to drum up business for what must be the modern equivalent of a geocities site...
  15. Poll: I'm torn between the two. I'm concerned that the...

    I'm torn between the two. I'm concerned that the demographic for RPS is going to be overwhelmingly white and male (and hence I'd rather not be bothered here as well with stereotypical political crap...
  16. Thread: Xenonauts

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    I was enjoying a campaign of this but lost...

    I was enjoying a campaign of this but lost interest once i figured out I had to play as many crash site recoveries as I could if I wanted to be financialy solvent. I accept that X-Com and XCOM both...
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    Apparently not - unless you've rooted your phone,...

    Apparently not - unless you've rooted your phone, it won't let you download it (http://forum.bloodbowl-game.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3940&start=110).
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    Thank you hivemind! (or the neuron known as...

    Thank you hivemind! (or the neuron known as Shards)

    Between this and Frozen synapse, my android tablet is capable of providing some proper games at last. Oh, and dosbox X-Com.

    Anyone know the...
  19. That's the Knowledge "Value". -2 probe and +2 to...

    That's the Knowledge "Value". -2 probe and +2 to research.

    Some of the wonders like the HSA and living refinery remove the downsides to some SE options.
  20. Thread: Warface?

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    where does the inspiration for the silly name...

    where does the inspiration for the silly name come from?
  21. Yes and No. You can always start out as pacifist...

    Yes and No. You can always start out as pacifist as you like but the ideological clash will inevitably lead you into conflict with someone or everyone. If you even do too well on your own, everyone...
  22. Thread: Keyboard advice.

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    I was looking into keyboards a while ago. I'd...

    I was looking into keyboards a while ago. I'd always used the cheapest thing I could get hold of before but was getting annoyed with what i found out to be ghosting (key presses registering or not...
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    Thanks Jim Reaper - this info was (surprisingly)...

    Thanks Jim Reaper - this info was (surprisingly) not immediately obvious on the Elite webpage.
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    I am looking forward to the full release of this...

    I am looking forward to the full release of this but am keen to know more about the single player experience. Maybe it's too early to tell yet but how does it compare so far to the multi player...
  25. Cool, I will try to use this tonight. I ought to...

    Cool, I will try to use this tonight. I ought to have time for a few sorties.
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