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    Completely valid point. Corporations are able to...

    Completely valid point. Corporations are able to use globalisation to source cheap labour and materials from the third world, and run their tax affairs through the Carribbean, yet will lobby hard to...
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    Thanks Sparks - I'm warming to the t-flight. Sure...

    Thanks Sparks - I'm warming to the t-flight. Sure the X52/pro might be "better" but I'm not getting the impression it's a hundred quid better.
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    TLDR: intel i3 530 (2.9ghz, 2 real cores / 4...

    TLDR:
    intel i3 530 (2.9ghz, 2 real cores / 4 threads w/hyperthreading), ATI HD7770 (1gb vram DX11/mantle), 4gb ram, Win 7 64bit - will it work? First bit to upgrade?

    Long version:
    The above...
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    Ahh that's a far more sensible approach, always a...

    Ahh that's a far more sensible approach, always a little wary of embargoes so close to release - what are they hiding? Were it for any other franchise, by any other dev, and any other publisher I'd...
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    Ouch - I take it you're down under? Something...

    Ouch - I take it you're down under?

    Something odd(er than usual) seems to be happening with Aus/NZ prices. At 30 in the UK (c. $50 US?) it falls into my "very occasional treat" price bracket.
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    Civ: Beyond Earth

    Anyone else a teensy bit excited?

    I don't pre-order games.

    Well, I kinda do. Looking back I've pre-ordered three games in the last four years - Civilisation V, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and, now,...
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    Just wandered over to the RPS forums to ask the...

    Just wandered over to the RPS forums to ask the same question.

    Note that in the steam forum the devs are confirming 26th September release.

    2014 was going to be the year of the space sim but I...
  8. Thread: Gal Civ 3

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    Gal Civ 3

    Last I looked early access was priced at a rather silly 70 odd quid, now it seems down to a far more reasonable 27 for the weekend.

    Further, it strikes me as the sort of game that doesn't suffer...
  9. Ok, trickier challenge: State of Decay Your...

    Ok, trickier challenge:

    State of Decay

    Your best shot is to tell me that keyboard & mouse support is still whacked despite recent patching. I don't have any particular religious grounds for...
  10. This one's going to be tough, not gonna lie. ...

    This one's going to be tough, not gonna lie.

    My best shot: It's not the multiple playthrough game you might think it to be. After a couple of false starts, you'll get one playthrough. You'll...
  11. It's four, really really bad cracks at different...

    It's four, really really bad cracks at different genres. Together it makes for mild short term entertainment but an extremely shallow game.

    First phase is basically pac-man.
    Second phase is... I...
  12. In addition to that already said, it might make...

    In addition to that already said, it might make you hurl.

    If you're like me (and many others) you might suffer from motion sickness in some first person games. I seem to be only mildly afflicted -...
  13. Not about to google "hot pipes fanservice" (well,...

    Not about to google "hot pipes fanservice" (well, not on my computer anyway). Nude mods, good god, can thankfully be ignored. But I'm getting the impression that a large part of the draw seems to be...
  14. Liking this thread, glad I'm not the only one...

    Liking this thread, glad I'm not the only one who's had Far Cry 3 on their list through multiple sales.

    So, good internet people, please put me off:
    Tomb Raider
    Might & Magic: Heroes VI
    FTL
    ...
  15. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: A big bunch of the Lego games are 75% off on...

    A big bunch of the Lego games are 75% off on Steam's mid-week thingy, including Lord of the Rings & Marvel Super Heroes for 3.74 each.

    Yay or nay for a thirty-something cynical old grump with no...
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    The ending credits to the first Borderlands...

    The ending credits to the first Borderlands introduced me to DJ Champion with this:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwPyNOhXFd0&feature=kp

    Bought the album as a result. And the subsequent one....
  17. Hope so, missed the XCOM & CKII days and vaguely...

    Hope so, missed the XCOM & CKII days and vaguely tempted to pick up some DLC.

    Recommendation: Kerbal Space Program.

    If you liked building things with Lego you'll like KSP. Further, it somehow...
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    Not noting particularly heavy discounting for any...

    Not noting particularly heavy discounting for any of the big names.

    Hotline Miami at -75% and Endless Space at -66% worth a look though.
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    Altruism and high finance combined? Such a...

    Altruism and high finance combined? Such a combination is surely the mark of some kind of unnatural sorcery :)
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    I've now made 22 PENCE PROFIT flipping steam...

    I've now made 22 PENCE PROFIT flipping steam trading cards in preparation for the sale. I'm such a player. I knew all those years playing the EVE markets would set me straight.

    That's enough to...
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    Still haven't seen anything totally conclusive...

    Still haven't seen anything totally conclusive that it'll happen today just as soon as that Alice in Wonderland sale ticks by in 7 hours 35 minutes (not that I'm clock watching or anything) but in...
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    Greetings citizens! We'll be performing...

    Greetings citizens!

    We'll be performing routine maintenance on some of the Steam servers Tuesday, July 9th, at approximately 16:00 PDT (GMT-0700).

    Gameplay for most users should not be...
  23. Poll: Honestly? No. I'd like to say yes. And I'd like...

    Honestly? No. I'd like to say yes. And I'd like to be the kind of person with the moral fibre to put my money where my mouth is and say yes. But honestly, no.

    Mainly because I'm cheap. And lazy....
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    Curious adverts

    I realise that adverts shown are typically down to whatever the Google cookie monster has harvested and assesed to be appropriate to any individual's penchants but is anyone else getting slightly...
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    I'm guessing this takes ESF composite armour...

    I'm guessing this takes ESF composite armour right back to where it was prior to 12th Jan hotfix - http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/index.php?threads/server-downtime-01-12-13.78444/ - whereby it...
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