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    Some years ago I kinda tried to make one - well,...

    Some years ago I kinda tried to make one - well, that's not entirely true, I was more interested in a 'collection organizer' than a 'game launcher' but obviously the former easily makes the latter.
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    No-one yet called me on the fact my post was...

    No-one yet called me on the fact my post was essentially an example of what I was describing - a wordy explanation when I could just have said "he's a nerd and talks too much" :)

    You can easily go...
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    People like TB can't do brevity - it's just not...

    People like TB can't do brevity - it's just not how they roll. Instead they express everything in detail - it's a lack of social empathy, they think about what they should say instead of thinking...
  4. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: I just noticed that the rather overlooked Crookz...

    I just noticed that the rather overlooked Crookz is super-cheap in this weekend's Kalypso Steam deals

    It's a 70s 'plan and carry-out a robbery' game (real-time/pauseable play) which was moderately...
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    It's not here or anywhere else, I follow most new...

    It's not here or anywhere else, I follow most new releases from a 'bugs and glitches' point-of-interest and pretty-much every release has the sort of issues we're seeing here, it's just most of them...
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    I've been PC gaming for long enough to know it's...

    I've been PC gaming for long enough to know it's not just "outliers" and that no amount of testing will solve the sorts of issues people are moaning about - modern PCs are just too varied to remotely...
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    Perhaps they looked at the history of PC Games...

    Perhaps they looked at the history of PC Games and said "hey, almost every amazing PC game launched broken and took a while to get into a decent state (sometimes that only happened when the community...
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    It seems Steam can handle the downloads - it...

    It seems Steam can handle the downloads - it seems to be suffering under the weight of reviews tho, I mean WHAT!

    So far the highest-rated review is a recipe for Lemon Cake tho - which is...
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    They've limited who can sell it - presumably in...

    They've limited who can sell it - presumably in an effort to maximize early sales - entirely understandable and highly unlikely to persist UNLESS it sells stratospheric quantities perhaps.

    I'm...
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    On the issue of people being disappointed that...

    On the issue of people being disappointed that the game isn't what they hoped it would be - that is 100% entirely down to the player, you cannot blame the developer for not reading player's minds. I...
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    Having read more wailing than I'd like to have, I...

    Having read more wailing than I'd like to have, I think a lot of it is the usual "I expected something different and I'm angry with the developer instead of with myself" stuff - but there are some...
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    I just realised someone said "this is more...

    I just realised someone said "this is more Subnautica than E:D" and - erm - I really like Subnautica but I really want them to finish it before I play more of it.

    So that actually INCREASES my...
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    I can't be the only person looking at the hype -...

    I can't be the only person looking at the hype - and then looking at the developer's previous games (arguably 'game') - and thinking 'erm.....'

    Maybe it's gonna be amazing - maybe not - I'm...
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    Sticky: The F1 games have a cycle and if it's...

    The F1 games have a cycle and if it's true-to-form, 2016 should be 2015 with the bells-and-whistles added-back.

    2015 fixed pad controls, upgraded graphics and sorted-out some AI issues BUT they...
  15. Sticky: Gleam is a massive pit of potential security...

    Gleam is a massive pit of potential security chaos and privacy horror - there are so many ways people could abuse a system like that, it's hard to know where to start...

    I'm sure that even with...
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    Sticky: My problem is that the game becomes less and less...

    My problem is that the game becomes less and less about 'discovery' and more and more about repeating the same, tired stuff.

    Real-world mechanics is actually less repetitive and boring - it's odd...
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    When I bought a new (24") monitor replace my old...

    When I bought a new (24") monitor replace my old (19") one - someone gave me another 19" 'for scrap' (faulty power switch, otherwise fine)

    Looking at all 3, I realised I could make a nice 19-24-19...
  18. Thread: So, Windows 10...

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    Heads-up - the incoming 'Anniversary' update for...

    Heads-up - the incoming 'Anniversary' update for Windows 10 will re-enable Cortana if you disabled her (and you did, right?) - and she's no-longer able to be disabled (if that makes sense??)
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  19. Thread: So, Windows 10...

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    There's a few things installed, some files...

    There's a few things installed, some files here-and-there - basically, I was hoping for a few hours of Win10 upgrade - not a weekend of full OS migration/reinstallation.

    Good news is that Macrium...
  20. Thread: So, Windows 10...

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    Might come to that yet - meanwhile tho, I might...

    Might come to that yet - meanwhile tho, I might learn something and it's that or Pokemon Go

    Pokemon Go!!
  21. Yeah, "Family" sharing means only person in the...

    Yeah, "Family" sharing means only person in the family can play anything at that time - which is kinda sucky - actually VERY sucky...

    Sharing and Streaming work really well but you will lock...
  22. Thread: So, Windows 10...

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    Following-up my previous - there are 2 other...

    Following-up my previous - there are 2 other routes I could take

    1 - Acronis Trueimage will 'fix' copied boot images apparently - but it costs money and I had a bad experience with an earlier...
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    So as we approach D-Day I get a call - someone...

    So as we approach D-Day I get a call - someone who's PC won't upgrade because it says it needs more HDD space.

    They've done Disk Cleanup - still not enough

    My thinking, as I go to collect it,...
  24. Sticky: The version of the bundle they emailed to me had...

    The version of the bundle they emailed to me had "STEAM" symbols next to some of the games - which I though was odd, I see they're not on the website tho
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    Sticky: I watched a few Lets Play/Series views on Thea...

    I watched a few Lets Play/Series views on Thea and the streamers seemed to both understand it well and it seemed interesting.

    This was where I started - can't remember where I went after that, I...
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