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    Not much to add to the splendid list on page 1....

    Not much to add to the splendid list on page 1. Dan Carlin has at long last got himself a decent website and his new series on WWI, Blueprint for Armageddon is predictably superb, if not for me quite...
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    If it was me I'd get a GTX 970 and run that in...

    If it was me I'd get a GTX 970 and run that in your current system another year or two, it'll be a massive difference. In comparison one of the i5//i7 Haswell's will probably get you a 20% boost in...
  3. I have the R3 version of that Fractal case from...

    I have the R3 version of that Fractal case from about 5 years ago and really like it, it's a quality bit of kit. The only issue I've found in subsequent upgrades is that video cards have gotten...
  4. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: I haven't done it but AFAIK it's all the same and...

    I haven't done it but AFAIK it's all the same and should work fine whether you're on Steam or not. The 'Join Game' lobby on my Steam version has a direct connection button - one player hosts the game...
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    Sticky: I'm pretty sure the only two places you can buy...

    I'm pretty sure the only two places you can buy D:OS are Steam and GOG (in UK/EU at least). So you're waiting for a sale price from one of those two I'm afraid.
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    Couldn't agree more. I haven't enjoyed an episode...

    Couldn't agree more. I haven't enjoyed an episode of Doctor Who so much in a long time. I was drifted in and out of the show in the Matt Smith years but with Capaldi it's a must-watch again. Glad too...
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    Didn't know about Outlander, one to look out for....

    Didn't know about Outlander, one to look out for. Found some UK newspaper coverage of it, I didn't know the books were quite such a thing either.

    Figures that the UK newspaper culture pages didn't...
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    Thanks, good to know. My cursory search led to me...

    Thanks, good to know. My cursory search led to me to believe that forcing AHCI with registry changes after install wasn't advisable but if you've done it and it worked fine then I might try it. Am...
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    Heh I recently bought the same Samsung Evo and...

    Heh I recently bought the same Samsung Evo and went through the same head slapping trying to remember the install order, it had been so long since I built the PC.

    I installed the Samsung Magician...
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    So the day after I mention here that Avast once...

    So the day after I mention here that Avast once gave me problems with Unity games, I load up AI War to try the new expansion and it crashes to desktop at launch, every time. A confirmed issue for...
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    I dumped AVG because of it's foistware that...

    I dumped AVG because of it's foistware that wouldn't die - it kept re-installing it's security / search toolbar thing in Chrome. That may have changed in more recent versions, dunno.

    Used Avast...
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    So far I am, barely, holding to my intention not...

    So far I am, barely, holding to my intention not to buy and play this until full release, but good god I can't remember when last I wanted a game as much as I want this. On Monday Eurogamer's 5...
  13. Thread: New monitor

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    After doing a fair bit of research and head...

    After doing a fair bit of research and head scratching I bought a Samsung S24D390HL when it was released back in May, as a replacement for my old 2032BW Syncmaster. 156 from Amazon. This was mainly...
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    Sticky: If you're lucky someone here might have an...

    If you're lucky someone here might have an unwanted key for it from that Humble Origin Bundle a year ago. I'm never likely to play it so I'd offer you mine but I seem to have redeemed it on Origin,...
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    Nvidia GTX 760 would be my first choice but in UK...

    Nvidia GTX 760 would be my first choice but in UK they are more than Xercies wanted to spend: 170-180 for one of the better brands so 30-40 more than the 270X.
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    And the RTS's, iirc both Elven Legacy and LOTR:...

    And the RTS's, iirc both Elven Legacy and LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth have a campaign that lets you play orcs and slaughter thousands of annoying pointy-eared Hugo Weavings.
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    Yes the 750Ti is amazing for the money and as a...

    Yes the 750Ti is amazing for the money and as a low power & low heat solution.

    Spending a bit more, the best card in your price range though is the AMD R9 270X. Benchmark comparisons. Prices have...
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    I don't know what price you have in $ for UoC on...

    I don't know what price you have in $ for UoC on Steam, but from UK it's considerably cheaper from direct from the developer just now. But same 70% discount so it may just be the -$ pricing working...
  19. It's basically just a SR3 re-skin project with...

    It's basically just a SR3 re-skin project with some super-powers and a few new mission types thrown in. Yes the travel powers are 'fun' but they copied them from Crackdown. You got bored of SR3's...
  20. Thread: Spintires

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    Also 15 at Green Man Gaming...

    Also 15 at Green Man Gaming with 25% code APIZS9-460INI-BL4WZ9, that deal's valid until the 27th. Top of the sales chart at GMG which is encouraging.

    I should just get it before I spend more...
  21. Credit I think to Heliocentric who memorably...

    Credit I think to Heliocentric who memorably dismissed this game as 'it's just Theme Park with shower room stabbings'.

    Though perversely that would make me buy it. If I hadn't already.
  22. Not only a con, but a dangerous one, according to...

    Not only a con, but a dangerous one, according to The Game Police.
  23. Bioshock Infinite and DLC, thank you that's the...

    Bioshock Infinite and DLC, thank you that's the constructive hate I needed, you've saved me 10.79 and several hours of my life.
  24. Good shot but unfortunately all it's done is make...

    Good shot but unfortunately all it's done is make it appeal more to my elitist hipster streak.
  25. Bioshock Infinite. Help me I am weak. I mean...

    Bioshock Infinite. Help me I am weak.

    I mean it's been on sale discount about every week for the last 6 months. Why now do I feel this itch to own it?
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