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    1. Witcher 3 - I still think it's pretty much the...

    1. Witcher 3 - I still think it's pretty much the apotheosis of gaming. I'm not sure if anything will ever beat this experience for me, but I'm excited for something to try.
    2. XCOM Long War - I...
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    i honestly have no idea - have never bothered as...

    i honestly have no idea - have never bothered as I have only a few hours to play stuff each week and don't want to feel frustrated during what's supposed to be a happy time. If so, then good for...
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    Some W3-specific-ish ideas I had that occurred to...

    Some W3-specific-ish ideas I had that occurred to me while playing include no level system, and some/all of the following:



    The encounters are changed that they are substantially more doable...
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    This is probably just me, but echoing those...

    This is probably just me, but echoing those thoughts, I really want a game where you play as both Keira and Lambert (assuming you didn't let Keira die because you're a horrible person, what's wrong...
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    Sticky: I'd say Axton. He's pretty generic and "default...

    I'd say Axton. He's pretty generic and "default option"-y, but to be honest I enjoyed playing the game with him far more than playing with Zero, who always seemed to be an incongruous mix of sniper...
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    Sticky: So I finished The Witcher 3 and then immediately...

    So I finished The Witcher 3 and then immediately and greedily went on to Hearts of Stone. Now that that's done, I feel like I've hit a gaming apotheosis of some kind and really don't know what to do...
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    Just wanted to post here as a semi-permanent...

    Just wanted to post here as a semi-permanent public marker in cyberspace that this is pretty much my favorite game of all time. I thought I was well beyond the point where I could really be...
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    Hi friends, I have four beta keys for the NA...

    Hi friends,

    I have four beta keys for the NA region that I'm happy to part with. I played HotS for a while in alpha and while it was much better than any other MOBA I've ever seen (although this...
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    Scripted spawns. I'm talking the type where...

    Scripted spawns. I'm talking the type where either:

    A) You cross some in-game map threshold, and enemies spawn, and if you kill them and then cross it again, they spawn again; or
    B) Some event...
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    Sticky: I honestly did not even know that was an option....

    I honestly did not even know that was an option. I feel like this has immeasurably improved my life. Thank you.
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    Sticky: Finished DA:I. Have probably never felt weirder...

    Finished DA:I. Have probably never felt weirder (more weirdly?) about a game. Some parts were pretty good, some parts were awful, the march towards the ending was pretty terrible and the end itself...
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    This game... I'm late to the party, but still......

    This game... I'm late to the party, but still... this game. I don't generally feel compelled to pontificate on a game as a whole, but I'm Lord-knows-how-many-hours in (haven't done What Pride Hath...
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    Hi friends, Over the last few months I've...

    Hi friends,

    Over the last few months I've finished DA:O (second time playing it; first time was around its release) and all associated content, as well as DA2 (for the first time, and though it's...
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    You make good points about spell memorization,...

    You make good points about spell memorization, but it's just so anti-fun to me. I can think of a bunch of ways that make spellcasting meaningful (an instability thing which can rip apart your mage...
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    Bioshock - anything with respawning enemies means...

    Bioshock - anything with respawning enemies means I'm basically going to stop playing (so sorry, NOLF2, I was really primed to enjoy you until you busted that out), but respawning enemies + a game...
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    This is not really related to 10m subs, but RPS...

    This is not really related to 10m subs, but RPS is all about sharing (and sometimes about threadjacks), so:

    I have such a weird relationship with WoW. I played a lot beta/vanilla, quit well before...
  17. Thread: Civ: Beyond Earth

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    I've always found that the Firaxis games are best...

    I've always found that the Firaxis games are best enjoyed well after release, after everything's been ironed out. I got into Civ IV around Warlords but didn't really fall in love with it until well...
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    I've had tech. alpha access for a long while, and...

    I've had tech. alpha access for a long while, and there was a period where I liked the game, but after a few weeks (and this was months ago), I've basically forgotten it and haven't looked back. Part...
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    I'm far from an expert Civ 5 player, but I can...

    I'm far from an expert Civ 5 player, but I can try to volunteer some answers. Read/absorb at your own peril, caveat emptor, etc.

    Limited range units: there's not much point, though they tend to...
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    I can definitely see that at the highest levels...

    I can definitely see that at the highest levels that people were able to push their characters to pre-legendary gems (i.e., running T6 before Patch 2.1), but I was never at that level so I found more...
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    In single-player, escape will pause the game,...

    In single-player, escape will pause the game, even in a Greater Rift.

    With that said, I really hate the Greater Rift mechanics. They transform what's a pretty fun "kill monsters and don't get...
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    I don't have access to links to them at the...

    I don't have access to links to them at the moment (or even knowledge that they made it into the final game), but the cinematics for Hellgate: London were insanely awesome. They had nothing to do...
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    Sticky: Haha, I wonder that says about my turn-based...

    Haha, I wonder that says about my turn-based tactics abilities that I figured that out right away (on my very first attempt), but it still took me about 8 tries across 2 different playthroughs to...
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    Sticky: I jumped on the XCom train quite late: got it as...

    I jumped on the XCom train quite late: got it as a gift from a friend as a consolation for him not attending my wedding. I really should've just bought the game to begin with, but somehow managed to...
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    I started reading the post, but as well-worded as...

    I started reading the post, but as well-worded as it is, I think that it ultimately misses the point: in my opinion, I think Blizzard is both explicitly responsible for, and satisfied with, the very...
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