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    As the denizens of the Rock Paper Shotgun forums...

    As the denizens of the Rock Paper Shotgun forums turn upon each other in suspicion, the camera pulls away to bring into focus a field. We see the metal side of a van, marked "DEFINITELY NOT EA", that...
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    I haven't yet played Mass Effect 3 (not out of...

    I haven't yet played Mass Effect 3 (not out of some ludicrous 'boycott' or anything, I just haven't had the money or time, plus there were some things about the game that dampened my enthusiasm, but...
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    Sort of. If you take out all the processors and...

    Sort of. If you take out all the processors and such, it's the difference between your bank -> Valve's bank and your bank -> Paypal -> Valve's bank. Which, to you, probably isn't going to make any...
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    Eh, yes and no. The typical credit transaction is...

    Eh, yes and no. The typical credit transaction is (this is speculation, but it's informed speculation based on time working in the financial services sector) going to be something like this:

    You...
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    Based on my reading of it, he only used Paypal...

    Based on my reading of it, he only used Paypal after his credit card got banned by Steam due to the chargebacks. So unless Paypal have invented time travel, they're nothing to do with the chargebacks...
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    If someone is willing to sell to me at the price...

    If someone is willing to sell to me at the price point I want (and have the legal right to do so)? Then, uh, yeah, absolutely. Why not?
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    Unless something has changed since those articles...

    Unless something has changed since those articles were written, of course. Though it's just as likely that the Wired article today got it wrong.
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    The first 3d video card I ever bought was to play...

    The first 3d video card I ever bought was to play Ultima IX.
  9. This is a public service announcement to remind...

    This is a public service announcement to remind everyone that such a veto is by no means assured. I wouldn't have thought that, for example, Al Franken (who has been quite vocally in favor of things...
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    It doesn't make me rage, but it does make me feel...

    It doesn't make me rage, but it does make me feel old :/
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    There are only two kinds of games. Type 1:...

    There are only two kinds of games.

    Type 1: Games exactly like this one game I enjoyed back in 2005, or 1995, or 1985.

    Type 2: ABOMINATIONS BEFORE THE LORD.
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    It's not a backlog, it's an investment. The...

    It's not a backlog, it's an investment.

    The books on my bookshelf aren't a 'reading backlog'. The food in my freezer isn't an 'eating backlog'. The money in my savings account, er, never mind BUT...
  13. D&D is balanced (or, if you prefer, "balanced")...

    D&D is balanced (or, if you prefer, "balanced") with the expectation that wizards and fighters will be collaborating, not with the expectation that one of them will be wandering around on their own. ...
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    If you're really concerned (and honestly, I don't...

    If you're really concerned (and honestly, I don't think there's a need to be, I've used my bank-issued debit card for years on Steam with no problems), you can always pick up a prepaid debit card and...
  15. Thread: Arcanum?

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    As others have said, combat is basically not very...

    As others have said, combat is basically not very well designed, and technology-based characters, in particular, fall kind of flat compared to their magical counterparts. The combat is not unplayable...
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    I suppose "PC gaming becomes the province of the...

    I suppose "PC gaming becomes the province of the wealthy and insane" is a revolution of a sort.
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    Considering that the music is basically what...

    Considering that the music is basically what turned this from a "huh, interesting" to a "WILL BUY RIGHT AWAY IF EARLY PC-VERSION REVIEWS AREN'T DISASTROUS" for me, I suppose I shall have to live with...
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    I don't really care about DRM Or rather, I...

    I don't really care about DRM

    Or rather, I only care about DRM when it creates an inconvenience. As a business practice, I think it's stupid and self-defeating for the most part, but I have no...
  19. Oh yeah, that's right. Divine Divinity's end game...

    Oh yeah, that's right. Divine Divinity's end game is awful. I'd almost forgotten about that. The rest of the game was, as you say, fantastic.



    I actually found the undercity to be a bit of a...
  20. Less a mediocre game than a critically flawed...

    Less a mediocre game than a critically flawed masterpiece, but to this day I think of Knights of the Old Republic 2 as the best 3/4ths of an RPG I have ever played. (One day I'll play it through with...
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    I found a total stealth score of about 5 or 6 was...

    I found a total stealth score of about 5 or 6 was enough for most areas of the game, though obviously higher is better. You're damn near invisible at high levels of stealth, which can make the later...
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    Thank you, kind sir, for rescuing my cat! ...

    Thank you, kind sir, for rescuing my cat!

    ...you seem to be robbing me blind. Oh well!
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    Set in a world which takes "Ask a passing...

    Set in a world which takes "Ask a passing stranger to sort it out" as its universal approach to problem-solving.
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    I'm no expert on the situation, but I think that...

    I'm no expert on the situation, but I think that CCP actually bought White Wolf, so they presumably have control over the rights even if they license them out elsewhere, which, to my knowledge, they...
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    Given that Activision don't, I think, have the...

    Given that Activision don't, I think, have the World of Darkness rights any more, a sequel (even a bastardized soulless moneymaking exercise one) is pretty much impossible at this point.

    I'm...
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