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    Major Design Changes Are Coming to StarCraft II

    I think Megalith misread. Resources (amount per node) were reduced per base in order to promote frequent expanding and discourage overly defensive playstyles (aka turtling). As a consequence, you can get screwed over if you get denied more mining bases. They're dialing resources per node it back...
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    SNES Preservation Project "Dead" after USPS Loses $10K of Cartridges

    He already completed special chip emulation about 5-7 years ago with the help of someone who had the skills and knowledge to trick the hardware into giving up its program ROMs. I think the main purpose of the preservation project is independent verification with his own homemade hardware. During...
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    WoW; 6h expansion Legion

    A few months ago, I got a 7 day trial and logged into my main for the first time in over 5 years. Played some of the MoP zones and gained a couple levels before the week ended. It was quite a bizarre experience, both a nostalgia trip and a "feels like it was just yesterday" moment. The way you...
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    WarCraft 30-Second TV Spot

    Apparently he was already into WoW and geeked out about it as much as any WoW fan did. He actually convinced Blizzard to make this movie about both sides because they originally intended to make it human-centric to be more "relatable" to the audience. However, Duncan Jones argued that it was too...
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    Starcraft 2 launched today and nobody cares?

    I'm not sure what I did to convince you to give it a try :D. To reiterate, what I meant was my expectations from the story were not very high after experiencing WoL onward, but this final chapter was pretty nice and epic overall despite in spite of the plot being... pretty cheesy (IMO). I've...
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    Starcraft 2 launched today and nobody cares?

    I finished the campaign and epilogue missions on Brutal a couple days ago. With all my expectations for SC2's plot shattered from WoL 5 years ago, I actually enjoyed the experience quite a bit. I may pursue the achievements in the future and do some co-op games.
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    Target Shuts Down Its Video Streaming Service

    Count me in as someone who didn't know it existed. Even the article's headline hinted at the author not knowing either.
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    4chan Founder 'Moot' Bids Farewell: 'This is Goodbye'

    moot did a final Q&A for 8 hours straight. It seemed that 4chan wasn't very profitable and was always "one lawsuit away from being shut down." It's pretty surprising how little actual profit such a big site made. He seems like a pretty cool guy based on what I heard in the Q&A.
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    New Blizzard FPS, Overwatch

    I'm generally a fan of Blizzard games, but not as of late. This new IP doesn't spark much interest in me as well as Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. I'm also just not a fan of FPS in general due to motion sickness.
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    First iPhone 6 Sold In Australia Dropped On Live TV

    I thought the same thing. There wasn't really anything "dumb" that he did and it looked more like an honest accident.
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    Microsoft's Very First Web Page, Back In 1994

    Looking at these old screenshots really trips my nostalgia meter, even though I didn't have internet access that far back (I was around 8 at that time lol). It's hard to believe that the time between that MS web site screenshot and my first adventure into the net is less than my first year on...
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    Clueless Gamer: "Super Smash Bros."

    The tournament was downright idiotic and not representative of the competitive scene at all (except for the very last match). They had top players from all over to participate with the vanilla setup, which just makes it look like a casual party game (4 players, FFA, items, no stocks, timed). It...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    Good stuff. I like the current drop rates. It's high enough that so that you be expecting *something* per run most of the time, but not so much that you'll be completely decked out in a few hours. I've gotten some nice gear through the week, but I still have no clue what I should be gearing for...
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    Why Men Choose Female Avatars in World of Warcraft

    I generally default to male. I've made a couple female WoW characters when I last played years ago. The only time it really mattered was the 0.2 seconds I spent admiring them at the login screen. The rest of the time, I was focused on the game and didn't really care what the hell the sex of my...
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    Most Players Don’t Finish Games

    I'll very rarely finish games these days. The only games I've played recently were Blizzard games (SC2, D3), and although I finish those, it means virtually nothing. Anything else, I lose interest fairly quickly. The reason? It's a waning disinterest with gaming as a whole, which sucks because...
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    Ever realize you've been playing a game the wrong way?

    It sounds like completely different scenarios. Your experience was in realistic group environments while the guy you're talking about sounds like he was doing some self-imposed challenges. There's nothing wrong with keeping still until you need to move since it maximizes dps (of course, moving...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    Keep in mind that in RoS, pickup radius bonuses have been scaled back significantly. You'll never see more than 1-2 yards on a piece of gear. IDK if TotD will keep its high radius though, but pickup radius builds won't be as crazy as they are atm.
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    WoW; 5th expansion Warlords of Draenor

    To me, the human female remake looks like the least faithful of the ones shown so far. IDK how to describe it. Her eyes are less gleaming and she doesn't have that subtle, cheery grin.
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    Why do you love games? Answer with a game.

    I think this thread is more appropriate in the general gaming forum but oh well. Mind if I be a little pessimistic and rephrase it to "Why did you love games?" :D I'll answer it with this game: Final Fantasy VI (III US) It was far from my first RPG experience and it was a game I...
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    WoW; 5th expansion Warlords of Draenor

    It shouldn't matter when they're supposed to be the money grubbin' shell of a game company lead by the one and only Bobby Kotick. Who could resist the idea of millions coming back with their wallets if such a move was made? I'm not inclined to think that they think that way. Hell, look at the...
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    WoW; 5th expansion Warlords of Draenor

    Heh. If Blizzard goes where the money is, why don't they release retro servers then? Since according to this guy, people will reactivate in the "millions."
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    I like how he compared the % of "game features" to the % of cost. Seriously, math will win you arguments.
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    The problem is that there doesn't seem to be much actual focus on getting gear at the moment. Gear and exp just kinda accumulate while doing bounties or NR. The objective-based scenarios are enjoyable enough by themselves. Exp accumulates in a predictable, visible manner. However for gear, it...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    The Paragon system is kinda uninteresting atm, in that you just get a rather mild stat boost here and there. It takes a very long time to grind out points at the later stages, so dozens of hours of grinding will just net you 1 point in one of the four subsections. However, I think that's their...
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    Researchers Say Taking Photographs Ruins Your Memory

    It goes both ways for me. The digital era made taking pictures so easy and plentiful that my family doesn't even gather around for group photos anymore, even on special occasions. On the other hand, sometimes I look through some of the mundane shots of my backyard that I took for no reason...
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    Unannounced Blizzard Game Revealed

    Eh? In the case of Blizzard and D3, they've admitted of poor design decisions and are even going so far as to remove the RM/AH altogether. But as predicted, the circlejerk response from many people here was, "They're just doing that because the RMAH was actually BAD for business and they want...
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    Once again DRM screws the customer > Starcraft 2

    Though I'll never say never, I wouldn't be surprised that sometimes, someone's account can be compromised without ever knowing why. My WoW account was hacked twice within a very short time interval (within days of each other) a few years back. I was a little careless the first time it happened...
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    Winamp Is Officially Dead

    Man, this recent news just flooded my thoughts with old memories of using Winamp and I'm starting to miss it :( I stopped installing it ever since I started listening to music less frequently and eventually stopped. Gonna fire it up again for some good times. I think I still have a Vegeta skin...
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    WoW; 5th expansion Warlords of Draenor

    It'll still be good for the character selection screen, which you see at every login (unless you hit enter without looking or something). The model updates coincide animation updates too, which makes them move better. It's personally not a huge deal for me, but it has been for others for a...
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    WoW; 5th expansion Warlords of Draenor

    So this expac isn't a time travel type of thing. They aren't contending with causality, paradoxes etc associated with it. It's more like a parallel world which resembles the past Outland being funneled to Azeroth via another Dark Portal (not sure if its gonna be the same one in the same place or...
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    The Hardest Video Games of All Time

    I remember clearing half of Ghosts N Goblins when I was around 6 years old (beat the final boss, but the world resets so you have to clear it again which is soul-shattering). Only my brother, who's 2 years older than me (8 at the time) actually beat it. After firing it up again recently, I...
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    TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit's review video censered for panning game

    I think his main job is on Youtube, but he also casts various e-sports tournaments from time to time. He has a degree in law (that doesn't make him a lawyer :p), so he's knowledgeable about what to do and not do, legally speaking.
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    Out of loop for waayyy long. Do people even OC [H] any longer?

    It's pretty eerie seeing a complete absence of stickied OC guides nowadays. As you can see, my system and knowledge is quite dated as well (2005-2007 era), and I've been itching for an overhaul. A quick look at the recent [H] CPU reviews gave me an idea of what the state of the enthusiast sector...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    I was pretty indifferent about the RMAH (used it a few times, but left it alone for the most part) and found the gold AH very convenient. I wonder how trading will work now. I've never really seen Blizzard actually remove large game features like this before. Once they add something in-game...
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    Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

    Been out of the loop for a while now, but I stopped playing on a positive note... just drifted onto other things and didn't get around to firing it up again. I'm looking forward to this!
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    Activision/Blizzard splits from Vivendi

    I don't disagree with the correlation, but I think the case with Blizzard a false cause fallacy that ended up becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. And again, I don't think they're churning out gold like they used to, but each new project they presented since the merger onward was met with the...
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    Activision/Blizzard splits from Vivendi

    Why are people so uncomfortable with the idea that Blizzard can ruin itself? Not that I think they've literally become Hitler, but they aren't churning out gold like they used to. As I generally like to say: times change, people change (both the people in the business and ourselves as...
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    Final Fantasy VII Hits Steam for PC Gaming

    FFT.... mmm that would be sweet. I considered myself an FFT hipster as I, my brother and his friend+brothers were really into it during the time FF7 was all the rage. I'd love to see a real sequel to it with modern graphics though, that would be orgasmic. However, the only thing I have zero...
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    Have physics been forgotten?

    Starcraft 2: HotS had some neat physics effects implemented in. Take a look at the Ultralisk corpse on the ground skid across the screen after getting nuked: http://i.minus.com/i496Ht5KLWt55.gif
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    What kind of a gamer are you?

    I'm going to be broad here. I prefer a game with polish in *everything*! Of course, no game can realistically hit everything perfectly, so I put extra emphasis in storytelling and character/world development, more so over gameplay (as long as gameplay is intuitive and not too clunky, I don't...
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