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    Comments off on the Sunday/Monday Papers? How...

    Comments off on the Sunday/Monday Papers? How bizarre. I often enjoy the comments on the Sunday Papers - in fact, I tend to enjoy RPS' comments in general, and post in the comments sections quite...
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    I'm finding Elite to be considerably easier with...

    I'm finding Elite to be considerably easier with a gamepad than with a stick, for what that's worth. Sure, I lose yaw (there's an option to yaw on initial roll with the pad, but I don't like it...
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    FreeSpace 2 was mentioned up above, but the...

    FreeSpace 2 was mentioned up above, but the standalone game Diaspora probably deserves a mention there as well. It's built using FreeSpace 2's source code, but none of its graphical or audio assets,...
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    Sticky: Know that thing that happens when a comment under...

    Know that thing that happens when a comment under an article is deleted and all the replies to that comment go into a strange limbo at the bottom of the comments as a whole? Some sort of fix to that...
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    I ran off three NPC Cobras in a Sidewinder once....

    I ran off three NPC Cobras in a Sidewinder once. The AI isn't quite up to speed at operating when it has wingmen, unfortunately, since I should have been completely trounced in that fight, rather...
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    Sticky: I read many articles on RPS. If Nathan was...

    I read many articles on RPS. If Nathan was compromising his journalistic integrity, which seems unlikely to begin with, then my goodness, he was doing a terrible job of it, because I had never even...
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    Sticky: Who on earth are half of these people and why...

    Who on earth are half of these people and why should I care in the slightest what they do with their personal lives, or what others accuse them of doing? Well, the guy who wrote a 9,000 word ramble...
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    End of this year, apparently. The core mechanics...

    End of this year, apparently. The core mechanics feel really really solid. There's still a lot to be done, but they have demonstrated that they're able to move it on leaps and bounds from one test...
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    Just echoing the above sentiments really, but Red...

    Just echoing the above sentiments really, but Red Dragon is a big step up from AirLand Battle where the core of the game is concerned. Ignore the naval stuff, because it's rubbish. Most people play...
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    Haven't got that far into the game yet, but is...

    Haven't got that far into the game yet, but is hiring a henchman in your hall of heroes and arming them appropriately out of the question?
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    If you keep scrolling through the henchmen list...

    If you keep scrolling through the henchmen list in that hall, you'll find some of a suitable level.
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    Not really like Baldur's Gate. Fantastic game,...

    Not really like Baldur's Gate.

    Fantastic game, even so.

    My one and only major gripe: occasionally the directions for a quest are damnably obscure. For example, I searched Cyseal's south beach...
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    I accidentally triggered one, but the character...

    I accidentally triggered one, but the character survived it. So I figured they were just around that cluster of torches, and tried passing through as far away as possible from them - just hugging the...
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    Perhaps you could send an email to Frontier...

    Perhaps you could send an email to Frontier explaining, and ask if they can provide a solution?
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    Did the hivemind forget that it was thinking...

    Did the hivemind forget that it was thinking about this?
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    Wargame: Red Dragon. Anyone? The series is really...

    Wargame: Red Dragon. Anyone? The series is really woefully under-advertised.
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    Played a game of it last night. I'm not sure...

    Played a game of it last night.

    I'm not sure where people are getting the "planes are too powerful" thing from. Or those that complain that tanks are all but useless. Perhaps it was just the map I...
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    Supposedly they have now changed it such that,...

    Supposedly they have now changed it such that, after escaping Oblivion, you end up on the mainland, with an option to go to the starter islands.
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    Fair enough. I haven't gone mucking with it since...

    Fair enough. I haven't gone mucking with it since Alpha the better part of a year ago, and it's running fine now, too.
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    Runs fine on my laptop. There are, I believe,...

    Runs fine on my laptop.

    There are, I believe, a number of tweaks you can make to the game to simply make it run better. It doesn't involve anything more complex than adjusting .ini files. Check...
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    The new Zeus mode is splendid, too. You can get...

    The new Zeus mode is splendid, too. You can get access to tinker around with it if you add yourself to the development branch on Steam, though it's intended for multiplayer, of course.
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    I enjoyed my time with the beta, and that was...

    I enjoyed my time with the beta, and that was despite approaching it expecting it to be hideously bad.

    It isn't. It's quite enjoyable, the abysmally poor tutorial aside (but I guess you're...
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    I think that you might have skipped the first...

    I think that you might have skipped the first paragraph of Kiril's post. Though Banished is indeed looking quite cool, if it turns out anything like advertised.
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    Not actually a city builder at all, but Cities in...

    Not actually a city builder at all, but Cities in Motion 2 is a nice public transport builder.

    Tropico 4 is quite good, though just doesn't quite do it for me. Otherwise, well, I don't have...
  25. I'm violating the NDA! I might lose beta access....

    I'm violating the NDA! I might lose beta access. Oh no. And then buy their game regardless.

    I liked TEScO, despite going into it expecting to thoroughly despise it and wish they weren't doing such...
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