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    Quote Originally Posted by gundato View Post
    Oh yeah, it has always amused me how many problems Chrome has with the various google web sites (like Google Docs and the like).
    Chrome has refused to let me use Google twice, because it apparently doesn't have a reliable safety certificate. Made me laugh.

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    For BBC-style balance I should say that I use Chrome extensively because - well - because it's simply better than Firefox.

    It starts quicker and it feels quicker/neater/lighter than Firefox.

    The ONLY reason I can see for using FF anymore is

    a - you're hooked on a plugin (the things which slow FF down the most)
    b - you have a moral or personal thing against Google

    Then there's the people using Opera - hello both of you, how's the annual conference in a phonebox looking? :)

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    Firefox has less crashes for me, but I can't quit close all tabs to the right. Firefox definitely reached a low after chrome came out, but it's been really good recently.

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    This is my browser , Opera. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
    My Opera is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life.
    My Opera, without me, is useless. Without my Opera, I am useless.
    Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weakness, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its toolbars and its shortcuts.
    I will keep my Opera clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will....

    I wish they stop braking it with every update though.

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    I was a Chrome devout from launch up until they decided it would be fun to delete all my extensions a few months ago. Haven't had any problems with Firefox, since they finally got smart and made tabs sit flush with the top of the screen.

    Don't Starve is cheaper than it has ever been in the past.

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    I can't believe tech-savvy people would still use Chrome in this day and age. Google has many concerns but your privacy certainly isn't one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinoza View Post
    This is my browser , Opera. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
    My Opera is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life.
    My Opera, without me, is useless. Without my Opera, I am useless.
    Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weakness, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its toolbars and its shortcuts.
    I will keep my Opera clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will....

    I wish they stop braking it with every update though.
    I'm the other Opera user then. It works for me in a way no other browser has matched yet. I'm concerned about the move away from the Presto engine though, and won't be migrating from 12.x until they add back all the features that have currently been removed from 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    I'm the other Opera user then. It works for me in a way no other browser has matched yet. I'm concerned about the move away from the Presto engine though, and won't be migrating from 12.x until they add back all the features that have currently been removed from 15.
    Oh my, there are other people like me! That makes us three people who use Opera! I'm so happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabrage View Post
    I was a Chrome devout from launch up until they decided it would be fun to delete all my extensions a few months ago. Haven't had any problems with Firefox, since they finally got smart and made tabs sit flush with the top of the screen.

    Don't Starve is cheaper than it has ever been in the past.

    Don't Starve also on sale at developer's site, includes a Steam key, for $7.49. Or $9.99 including soundtrack.
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    Not sure if this was mentioned.

    The Saboteur is €2.99 on Origin in there "THIS IS NOW" sale. I got it, and it works grand in Win8 64bit, with an Nvidia card. From digging around, it has major problems with Win7 and ATI though so buy at your own peril, but with EA's new gaurantee worth buying. Its a decent game.

    https://www.origin.com/en-ie/store/b...wnload/on-sale - Irish site, so link might act weird.


    Also there is Need for Speed The Run, which is like a need for speed version of outrun. Its no Burnout, but its not bad, and its €5.99

    Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning is €2.99 fantasy RPG, John was fond of it here

    You will also find alot of DLC packs for half price, including all the Sims 3 expansions.

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    Thinking Gamer's Delight over at GOG. FTL, Expeditions and AoW: Shadow Magic are worth your money. Shame they didn't include Jagged Alliance or the Battle Isle series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiril View Post
    Not sure if this was mentioned.

    The Saboteur is €2.99 on Origin in there "THIS IS NOW" sale. I got it, and it works grand in Win8 64bit, with an Nvidia card. From digging around, it has major problems with Win7 and ATI though so buy at your own peril, but with EA's new gaurantee worth buying. Its a decent game..

    For what it's worth I've got Win7 64 and an ATI card and it was flawless for me.

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    There is a new Get loaded for Ubisoft games. 2 games for $10

    http://www.getloadedgo.com/

    But don't get your hopes up. Its a bunch of old games really.

    Anno 1404 Gold Edition
    Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition (Uplay PC)
    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Deluxe Edition (Uplay PC)
    Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII
    Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway
    Call of Juarez 3: The Cartel (Steam)
    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
    DriverŪ San Francisco - Deluxe Edition (Uplay PC)
    EndWar
    Far Cry
    Far Cry 2
    From Dust (Uplay PC)
    Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
    Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Uplay PC)
    H.A.W.X. 2 Deluxe Edition (Uplay PC)
    I Am Alive
    IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dove (Steam)
    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sand (Uplay PC)
    R.U.S.E. (Steam)
    Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Uplay PC)
    Rayman Origins
    Silent Hunter 4 Gold Edition (Uplay PC)
    The Adventures of TinTin (Uplay PC)
    The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom (Uplay PC)
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    There's a new Ubisoft Get Loaded deal and I have all the games I'm interested in except for Silent Hunter 4 and Blazing Angels 2, any thoughts on these please? Also TC's Endwar and/or RUSE, do either play like C&C Generals or RA3 to any degree? I'm not normally interested in strategy games but here we are.

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    Silent Hunter 4 is the bomb. I'm a pure novice in the submarine simulation but it really hooked me. I don't think it's for everyone, it's mostly waiting for something to happen and accelerating time x80000 but suddenly ALERT CONVOY DETECTED MY GOD AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY DIVE FULL AHEAD FLANK TURN 180 DEGREES RIG FOR SILENT RUNNING load torpedoes, go to 50 feet, take out the periscope, target acquired torpedo one in the water torpedo two in the water torpedo three in the water GO TO 150 FEET TORPEDO MISSED SET COURSE TO PEARL HARBOR TORPEDO HIT ENNEMY DOWN OH MY GOD BEST GAME EVER.


    I haven't played Blazing Angels 2 since ages but I liked it a lot, fun campaign, fun gameplay, reminded me a lot of Crimson Skies.

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    RUSE is the opposite of C&C. It's a game about big strategic decisions where you move troops around gigantic regions. You can watch a navy destroying a coastline while you order your troops to cross a mountain range many miles away. And there's an AI air battle and a couple of ground operations between your sector and that navy. The levels are so enormous multiple campaign missions take place on the same map, just pushing further and further into the territory. Despite that titanic scale you can zoom in more than in C&C. It's incredibly spectacular.

    It's also very easy to pick up and play. You never have to babysit your units. It has a boardgame feel to it, the interface is elegant and the campaign does a good job teaching you every aspect of the game for multiplayer and skirmish.

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    Silent Hunter - don't forget to visit subsim for the mods , specially Trigger Maru Overhauled or Real Fleet Boat or Fall Of The Rising Sun or ... you know , just get it :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthile View Post
    I can't believe tech-savvy people would still use Chrome in this day and age. Google has many concerns but your privacy certainly isn't one of them.
    Because a lot of us use Android on our phones anyway, so Google already has all the fun stuff.

    And besides, I have no interest in/know not to go to (on a computer that can be traced to me...) any of the really fun anarchist explodey websites, so that mostly leaves what kind of porn I like (non-degrading porn with russian women), my shopping habits (I do most of the non-game stuff through amazon anyway, so they already know my secrets), and my non-work related correspondence (which is gmail... so yeah). So I really gain nothing by not using Chrome, and I lose out on an interface that I really like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trelow View Post
    For what it's worth I've got Win7 64 and an ATI card and it was flawless for me.
    I had an ATI card when it first came out and there were serious problems. But I think they fixed it after my RMA came back and I switched back to my nvidia card.

    Also: The Saboteur is probably my favorite serious GTA-like (Saints Row 2-4 are special :p). The combat is actually pretty fun, the parkour is entertaining, and I really like the art style. And the blatantly awkward fanservice was hilarious for all the wrong reasons.
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    Thanks guys, I think I'll have to try Silent Hunter 4 at this price and another game with planes involved can't be a bad thing so I'll grab Blazing Angels 2 as well. Maybe I'll go crazy and get Endwar and RUSE too, I'll look up some videos first though. I don't think I can afford to suddenly decide that I like yet another genre though, getting in to flight sims almost killed me thanks to DCS World alone.

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    On the 'why a tech savvy person would use Chrome' thing - several reasons stand-out OTHER than the fact it's just a smoother experience than FF (in my experience at least)

    1 - the sync stuff is REALLY useful when you have an Android phone
    2 - the debugging tools are frankly better than FF's
    3 - I don't care about privacy issues because I don't do ANYTHING 'private' with a web browser :)

    I have FF installed - I use it for a variety of things (lazy way to be logged-in to the same site as 2 diff users - getting around known Chrome issues - testing stuff I've created etc.) so if it improved markedly, I'd have noticed ;)

    Opera - given that they're walking away from the thing their fans most loved (their standards-over-everything engine) I'm wondering where next for them. I have Opera installed too but I've never felt the need to use it other than for testing stuff.

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