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    Thanks! The whole Arpanet? Gosh! Is 640kb enough...

    Thanks! The whole Arpanet? Gosh! Is 640kb enough for that?

    I turned 50 recently, and I'm just as enthusiastic about computer games as I was when I started playing arcade and home TV pong games...
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    I think I can beat most people on here... My...

    I think I can beat most people on here...

    My first computer program was written on optical cards. Just like punched cards, except the 'holes' were filled in with soft pencil.

    It was in maths...
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    On the subject of beyond visual range combat one...

    On the subject of beyond visual range combat one of the discussions I had during I-War 2 was about how our in-game sensors were far worse than radar is in real life. This was done for various...
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    You can buy the I-War games on GOG, though I-War...

    You can buy the I-War games on GOG, though I-War 1 does feel a bit dated these days, especially the graphics and UI. However the flight and combat models are as good as they always were. I-War 2...
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    Of course these days with digital distribution...

    Of course these days with digital distribution it's a lot easier to make a game that targets a specific audience without having to worry about getting a publisher or having to manufacture and...
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    It took some practice to adapt to the I-War...

    It took some practice to adapt to the I-War flight model if you were coming from other less physics based space-sims, which is one reason why the couple missions which relied on more complex...
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    I worked on the I-War series as a designer, so I...

    I worked on the I-War series as a designer, so I have a few insights and opinions about this :)

    The World War 1 or 2 fighters in space 'simulation' model was popular because it was really the most...
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    PC games at retail are rare because games...

    PC games at retail are rare because games retailers have become pawn shops for second hand games.

    As PC games were increasingly tied to CD keys / accounts the retailers couldn't sell them second...
  9. Sticky: Hey guys, come back off holiday to find that my...

    Hey guys, come back off holiday to find that my old server Woodman has been merged with Miller, so hopefully I can now get my high level Vanu character into the RPS outfit.

    So please can I get an...
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    I love Crysis and Warhead, though 2 & 3 are a bit...

    I love Crysis and Warhead, though 2 & 3 are a bit too consolised for my liking compared to the first.

    I see that Crysis still has Securom DRM in the Steam version - haven't they got around to...
  11. According to the FAQ...

    According to the FAQ on the Steam community forums the game is based on the Wii/Gamecube version. The main game's cutscenes are real-time, but the Separate Ways campaign has only ever had...
  12. My biggest gripe is un-rebindable keys. Even...

    My biggest gripe is un-rebindable keys. Even supposedly PC-centric games like The Witcher did it. As a lefty who uses the cursor keys and other keys on the right side of the keyboard it drives me...
  13. I worked on the I-War games as a designer, so I...

    I worked on the I-War games as a designer, so I can provide a bit of insight into their development.

    The reason the menu and UI system on I-War 2 seems a bit 'consoley' is because originally the...
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    I stopped playing BF3 because of the way EA have...

    I stopped playing BF3 because of the way EA have handled the premium pack, especially the way they show off that you were killed by a 'Premium player' on the kill screen. These manipulations to make...
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    According to the PC gaming wiki you can't use the...

    According to the PC gaming wiki you can't use the arrow keys for movement, so that's a no sale for me.
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    I've got a set of Goldring DR150's. Way better...

    I've got a set of Goldring DR150's. Way better sound quality than any gaming headphones. I use a separate mic. It's not as convenient as a headset, but worth it for the better experience. Price is...
  17. I worked on that game and knew the artist who...

    I worked on that game and knew the artist who created most of the graphics and animations. He told me when his wife saw that woman he'd modelled and animated in the intro she went ballistic!

    Also,...
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    I've got Portal, HL2, Episode 1, and three copies...

    I've got Portal, HL2, Episode 1, and three copies of Torchlight.
  19. Just played a round of BF3, and they're pushing...

    Just played a round of BF3, and they're pushing the premium service in your face. Every time you get killed by someone who has bought the premium pack you get a screen showing their stats with...
  20. Battlefield Premium now available costs 39.99(!)

    I just had a message pop up on Origin that Battlefield Premium is now available for the bargain price of 39.99!

    That's 10 more than I paid for the full game. I've already got Karkand, so it's...
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    I'd try something like Flixel - it's an 2D game...

    I'd try something like Flixel - it's an 2D game oriented API for flash that is easy to program, and enables you to get very quick results. As it's game oriented it handles a lot of things for you...
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    Fallout 3's ending was full of logic holes and...

    Fallout 3's ending was full of logic holes and narrative issues, and Bethesda released DLC that fixed those issues, so there is a precedent for narrative fixes, post release.
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    The ending is really bad and full of plot-holes,...

    The ending is really bad and full of plot-holes, but it's not the first time in the Mass Effect series that there's been gigantic plot holes.

    Look at ME1. Saren is looking for the conduit. What is...
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    I didn't like ME2 anywhere near as much as ME1,...

    I didn't like ME2 anywhere near as much as ME1, mainly because though ME2 was more polished and the combat mechanics were better, its story was basically 'putting the band back together' and there...
  25. As I said it's more about getting the basics...

    As I said it's more about getting the basics right, and ensuring that there are no unnecessary restrictions. It's not a specific left-handed issue, as Snarglefargen says, there are users with...
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