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    Sticky: Yes, Influent gives you one free language pack...

    Yes, Influent gives you one free language pack that you want to learn. So if you picked Swedish, it should mean that you got the pack that lets you learn Swedish.

    From watching some YouTube vids,...
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    Depending on the game, I will. For example, I...

    Depending on the game, I will. For example, I have no issue with paying full price for Bayonetta 2. And not just because it is a console game, because I'd have been willing to pay full console...
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    I guess it depends on your point of view. If...

    I guess it depends on your point of view.

    If the person in question had been "Mary Maulbeck" instead of "Mike", I believe the thread would have been shut down well before QuantaCat acted on his...
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    Yes, from reading the released pdf, the case was...

    Yes, from reading the released pdf, the case was a bit of a mess. Five of the eight statements that the lead plaintiffs used were dated *after* the lead plaintiffs bought stock, so they obviously...
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    An important difference is that this lawsuit...

    An important difference is that this lawsuit isn't disgruntled gamers complaining that EA lied about a game. This is disgruntled stock owners complaining that EA overhyped and lied about their...
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    Console gamers weren't willing to accept the loss...

    Console gamers weren't willing to accept the loss of rights that PC gamers embraced long ago. (While Microsoft's plans for the Xbox One were condemned by console gamers, it wasn't as restrictive as...
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    I cannot help but think, or even hope, that the...

    I cannot help but think, or even hope, that the lawsuit might have seen a different result if it had been about some other product than a videogame.

    Yes, the law protects puffery, which is...
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    Sticky: No, the gambling was when the "incredibly cheap...

    No, the gambling was when the "incredibly cheap bundle of games" wasn't itself worth the money for you. To me, a lot of Humble bundles just weren't that great. They often offered games that I...
  9. Thread: STALKER mods

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    I've tried for years to get people to suggest...

    I've tried for years to get people to suggest STALKER mods in various places, and actually wish I'd ran into people so invested in the topic.

    Instead, I largely encountered silence. Someone would...
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    Sticky: I'm just not feeling the who blind pre-order...

    I'm just not feeling the who blind pre-order thing. If the bundle isn't worth 'regular' price to me, then odds are it isn't worth the reduced pre-order price either. On the other hand, if the...
  11. Pinsof posted his big jpeg of claims a few hours...

    Pinsof posted his big jpeg of claims a few hours ago.

    Even if you didn't click on the link to Pinsof's Twitter account (where you could see the post date of the jpeg tweet), strange headache's own...
  12. If Pinsof is right, then he wasn't fired for...

    If Pinsof is right, then he wasn't fired for committing a breach of ethics, but rather for the risk of expensive and potentially bankrupting lawsuits to which he had exposed the company.

    The giant...
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    Sticky: I bought a copy of The Witcher through GamersGate...

    I bought a copy of The Witcher through GamersGate quiet a while back, but GOG would never accept the key. I want to recall at the time being told that the service was only supported for versions...
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    Sticky: The Warriors game was fairly well received. The...

    The Warriors game was fairly well received. The later The Warriors: Street Brawl was not.
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    A friend recently asked me why people were upset...

    A friend recently asked me why people were upset about the store GamersGate.
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    I hadn't even noticed the misleading article...

    I hadn't even noticed the misleading article title until I read the comments section, even though I'd noticed the article saying that 48% of gamers are women. The article appears to get its click...
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    I want to recall the Bayonetta video being...

    I want to recall the Bayonetta video being denounced by both male and female viewers. It was used as an example of Sarkeesian not knowing much (or anything) about the games that she was condemning,...
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    Sticky: That you can memorize the levels makes Race the...

    That you can memorize the levels makes Race the Sun a game about planning ahead rather than reaction.

    The draw distance is fairly poor. Going one direction around an obstacle can be much worse...
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    To be fair, it was pepperfez and not strange...

    To be fair, it was pepperfez and not strange headache that first brought back that particular bugbear. Even if he intentionally misspelled the word.

    When the subject is something that can get a...
  20. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: I found it...okay... ACE Team are still...

    I found it...okay... ACE Team are still releasing content for it, which is a plus.

    I wasn't too fond of the combat system. The control scheme is akin to Smash Bros, but the combat doesn't feel...
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    I want to recall Square blaming the corridor...

    I want to recall Square blaming the corridor level design on the cost of (then) next gen game making, saying that the sheer cost of next gen graphics meant that they couldn't afford to make an RPG...
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    You aren't talking about higher resolutions...

    You aren't talking about higher resolutions making a game look blurry. You are talking about higher resolutions making the blocky nature of low res textures more visible, which is the opposite of...
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    Higher resolution should not make things...

    Higher resolution should not make things blurrier.

    Looking into it, Durante warns that there are issues with the current version. He mentions that DoF effects are unchanged, which can look bad...
  24. Dual FMVs. The PC version has separate video...

    Dual FMVs. The PC version has separate video files for both languages, because Square Enix lip synced the videos for both languages. Apparently, each language set has over 20gb of files associated...
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    Sticky: After you beat the final mission for the Recruit...

    After you beat the final mission for the Recruit rank (capturing the Steel Soldier pilot with a shock bomb), I believe you get the final materials that you need to craft the mod that gives all...
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