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    Sticky: Durlag's Tower...

    Durlag's Tower was no match for my loot hoarding skills!

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    Perhaps the most fun I've had in Baldur's Gate so far. The tower is filled with fairly tough creatures, neverending traps (take a...
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    Sticky: If anyone would like to give Hearthstone...

    If anyone would like to give Hearthstone (Blizzard's virtual CCG) a try, I got a spare key. I've been having lots of fun with it. 5-2 on my current Arena run, best I've managed so far.

    Send a PM...
  3. I found that a FXAA injector...

    I found that a FXAA injector greatly reduces color wash-out. Perhaps not as fancy as the more advanced ENBs, but it doesn't make the game look worse (which is how I felt about some ENBs) or...
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    Sticky: Baldur's Gate (GOG + mods, on BG2 engine) has...

    Baldur's Gate (GOG + mods, on BG2 engine) has drawn me back in to complete an old playthrough. I can agree with some of the criticism leveled at the game: low-level combat is a bit too RNG-heavy and...
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    I didn't play much of Origins, but I think...

    I didn't play much of Origins, but I think Legends improves on its creative and evolving level designs. Legends includes a whole bunch of (unlockable) levels from Origins.

    They added a "Restart...
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    Sticky: My favorite two hours of Bioshock: Infinite, and...

    My favorite two hours of Bioshock: Infinite, and probably my favorite gaming hours of the year, were spent wandering around the city, being blown away by the sights, absorbing the atmospheric sounds,...
  7. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: CK2 is now free...

    CK2 is now free with the EU4 preorder. Most people interested in EU4 probably already have it, but I didn't.
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    Sticky: I tried to sneak out of the dungeons, but...

    I tried to sneak out of the dungeons, but couldn't once get the right-click knockout to work. Each time I ended up dancing awkwardly with the guard, then pulling out my stick and whacking him. I...
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    I just won my first cultural victory. Real rusty,...

    I just won my first cultural victory. Real rusty, so was playing on Chieftain.

    My civ had fantastic culture (churning out ~1500 per turn towards the end) but it took me a while to figure out how...
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    It probably will be on sale again. The damage is...

    It probably will be on sale again. The damage is already done.
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    Sticky: Took a break from my first playthrough of...

    Took a break from my first playthrough of Baldur's Gate (GOG modded 1&2) to knock Torchlight 2 off my unplayed Steam list. Runic really managed to nail the formula with the sequel. They could make...
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    I just logged into Steam to see an "apology" news...

    I just logged into Steam to see an "apology" news item for accidentally putting Brave New World on sale at release.

    I thought they were going to take it away from me, for a moment. But, no,...
  13. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: All dem Lego games. All minesies!

    All dem Lego games. All minesies!
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    Sticky: I think the problem was my billing address was...

    I think the problem was my billing address was stuck on UK, and it wouldn't let me change the country. I could see the US store but the checkout would fail when I tried to buy anything.

    A VPN does...
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    Sticky: My Steam and PS3 accounts were region locked to...

    My Steam and PS3 accounts were region locked to the UK when I first moved here. My games still worked but I couldn't buy a darned thing. Had to ask customer service to switch them over for me.

    I...
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    Sticky: I have an odd problem. I bought Total War:...

    I have an odd problem.

    I bought Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai in a sale some time ago, but didn't get the base game as well. When I visit the TW:SG2 base game page, Steam says that I...
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    Sticky: I have a similar time investment on Steam. Didn't...

    I have a similar time investment on Steam. Didn't find the story particularly exciting, but hunting the rares gave me endless entertainment. A few of them were really rewarding to finish; right up...
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    Sticky: I just got lucky on a defense mission and made an...

    I just got lucky on a defense mission and made an attacking Discoverer Raider bail. Sold it for 65000 credits (my net worth was 1000) and treated my Buster to some engine tuning, a shiny scanner and...
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    Sticky: I've been playing with X3: Albion Prelude, which...

    I've been playing with X3: Albion Prelude, which just arrived on Linux.

    I couldn't figure out what I was doing for a while (the "tutorial" is, er... unforgiving) so I pulled up a Youtube getting...
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    The irony of this thread is that the Minecraft...

    The irony of this thread is that the Minecraft server requires ridiculous amounts of RAM.
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    Sticky: I'd like to know, too. I absolutely loved the...

    I'd like to know, too. I absolutely loved the original Settlers but didn't get round to playing Settlers 2, but heard good things about it.

    The GOG comments seem to confirm the Anniversary edition...
  22. Thread: New Vegas DLC

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    I enjoyed the setting of Honest Hearts. The story...

    I enjoyed the setting of Honest Hearts. The story was somewhat bland, but exploring a national park was quite a lot of fun.

    Old World Blues crashed on load for me (probably one of my mods) so I...
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    Sticky: Holy moly. The 840 Pro is a quality drive. If...

    Holy moly. The 840 Pro is a quality drive.

    If I still lived in the UK I'd be buying several of those.
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    Sticky: I don't know what any of this means, yet, but it...

    I don't know what any of this means, yet, but it sounds awesome!
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    Sticky: I dropped the difficulty from Hard to Easy on the...

    I dropped the difficulty from Hard to Easy on the last fight.

    I was doing pretty well on Hard but then the designers decided to break the cardinal sin of FPS at the last minute: endlessly...
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