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    Battlefield 3 - Post your soldier statistics

    The main thread seems to be inundated with people bigging up their statistics, post here instead of the discussion thread. Everyone loves a statistics or two.... hell I created the BC2 stats thread before for the very reason
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    What is your PC Game of the Year?

    For the third year running I'm polling it. 2008 [H]ardforum posters voted Fallout 3 GotY ( http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1374926 ) 2009 it was Dragon Age: Origins ( http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1473501 ) What has been 2010's outstanding game for you?
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    EA to follow Ubisoft with always on DRM...

    Terrible news, looks like it's the shape of things to come. http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2010/03/18/ea_follows_ubisoft_will_sell_titles_with_always_on_drm Edit - already mentioned in C&C 4 thread. I would have read about it if I was interested in the game.
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    Developer showdown..

    I put money on Valve winning. Who's your money on? http://www.escapistmagazine.com/global/tournaments/standings/2-2010-March-Mayhem-Developers-Showdown
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    BF-BC2 - Post your vital statistics...

    http://bfbc2.elxx.net/
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    Modern Warfare 2 update 1.0.175

    Updates to MW2 http://store.steampowered.com/news/3331/ * Fix for latest texture hacks * Fix to prevent players from getting inside geo * Fix to prevent players with illegally pirated copies of Modern Warfare 2 from matchmaking with legitimate Modern Warfare 2 players * Connection...
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    What's your PC game of the year?

    All games listed were released in the last calendar year.
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    Any hidden gaming gems?

    Can anyone recommend a game that is in your opinion underrated and off the beaten track? I've played most of the mainstream stuff and am looking for something original, offbeat but fun.
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    What's your favourite Left 4 Dead 2 campaign?

    I would go for Hard Rain. I love the way the map double backs on itself once you have got the fuel and there is a sense of deja-vu but with so many twists and surprises. The weather effects set the atmosphere brilliantly and require your team to stick very closely together. The finale isn't as...
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    75% off S.T.A.L.K.E.R - SoC

    75% off on Steam until next Monday. Great price for one of the best games of the past decade.
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    50% off The Witcher EE

    Another great game at a great price... http://store.steampowered.com/app/20900/
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    50% off The Witcher EE

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    Gameswipe TV programme. Funny stuff

    I found this on the BBC site last night. Nice to find a quality broadcast on gaming. I found sections of it hilarious, the 50 Cent piece in particular. Also the bit where Charlie Brooker is playing CoD WaW and pauses it to have a swig of a can, belches and goes back to mindless killing had me...
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    New beta driver out - 191.03. Improves PhysX performance

    http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-uk This is a beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and ION desktop GPUs. New in Version 191.03 Adds support for OpenGL 3.2 for GeForce 8, 9, 100, and 200-series GPUs and ION GPUs. Accelerates performance in...
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    TF2 - Next class update, Soldier?

    http://kotaku.com/5316303/is-team-fortress-2s-soldier-trying-to-tell-us-something Tenuous but could be true. King of the Hill game mode sounds interesting.
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    Fallout 3 half price on Steam this weekend

    Nice deal if you haven't got the game already. http://store.steampowered.com/app/22300/
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    Fallout 3 - The Pitt released

    The Pitt came out for download a few hours ago, costs 10 smackers or 800 MS points http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-GB/Live/Pages/fallout3thepitt.aspx
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    Dead Space 2

    Looks like there will be a sequel to Dead Space. :D I found the original to be one of the best games of last year. Superb level design, terrifying gameplay with a captivating story that left me wanting more. Looks like my wish will come true... http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/924/924742p1.html
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    What is your game of the year? Poll

    Well the year is nearly up already. I think it has been a decent year for PC games, many titles I have enjoyed and a few that have disappointed.. So what has been your GOTY?
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    Help me choose: The Witcher vs Mass Effect

    The Witcher is an epic adventure. I really don't have enough superlatives to say how good it is. Superb, magnificient, outstanding.....! Act I starts slowly but with patience you will be rewarded with the best RPG that has come out in many years.
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    420 Watt PSU with a 260GTX?

    I currently have a 420 watt Enermax Noisetaker PSU. The 12v rails are rated 29amps. One rail 15 amps the second 14 amps. Would this cope with a 260GTX or is it upgrade time?
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    Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

    During the summer lull, I'd been looking for a game to play. Looking around I decided to pick up GRAW 2 for a few pounds on eBay. The game is excellent; I'm enjoying the hell out of it. Graphics still look good maxed out and the game play is challenging. The game is difficult and tactical...
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    Assassin's Creed - Ubisoft spying on you?...

    Apparently Assassin's Creed is spying on you. Every 75 seconds there is internet traffic to Ontario Canada. http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2008/04/14/assassins-creed-on-the-pc-bad-ui-bad-drm-bad-port In game freezing problems are caused by internet access. Thread here and solution...
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    Analog LCD worth buying?

    I'm in a bit of a quandary, I'm looking for a budget LCD that I can buy locally. All I can see that is really suitable is a Viewsonic VA2216W as here. http://www.viewsoniceurope.com/UK/Products/LCDE2/VA2216w.htm The only issue is that this is D-Sub analog only. Currently I have an Viewsonic...
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    Do all TN panels have flawed backlights?

    I currently have a 19" Viewsonic VX922 and decided to upgrade to a 24" widescreen. So far I've had 3 monitors but sent all back for refund. Each one had dreadful backlight bleeding. Of the 3 makes namely Samsung, LG and Iiyama not one was even close to having an even image. The problem...
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    "Quality of programming has gone down"

    I came across this, Jon Hare of Cannon Fodder, Wizball and Sensible Soccer fame lambasts 'Americanised' games industry. I have to say having read his comments he has made some very good points. It left me asking myself, where will the next Bullfrog come from? Perhaps we'll never see small...
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    Crysis - Designed as a trilogy

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=175892&site=cvg Great, no wonder the game ended so abruptly - it's only a third complete.
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    Crysis - Mouse lag in DX10

    I seem to be experiencing problems with Crysis running DX10 mode in Vista. There is quite noticible mouse lag. DX9 does not exhibit this problem - very smooth. Framerates for both according to Fraps look almost identical, but the lagging in DX10 makes it feel like it's running much slower...
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    SATA - cabling question

    Is it possible to connect more than 1 SATA cable to another SATA cable? For instance connecting from my eSata port with a eSata to sata cable then adding another standard SATA cable to that (like a daisy chain) to connect it to my internal HDD I ask as a eSata to Sata cable is eSata male to...
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    Q6600 Go Stepping and PSU upgrade?

    Hi I'm looking for some advice on my planned CPU upgrade. I currently have an Enermax Noisetaker AX 420W power supply (28A on the two combined 12V rails). This seems to run my 4600+ X2 without any problems. The question is will I need to upgrade my PSU if I go for the Q6600 Go Stepping...
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    PSU for Antec P180

    I'm looking to upgrade my PSU. Can anyone recommend a good PSU for the aforementioned case. I need the power connector (both 24pin and 4 pin connector) to go all the way to the top right of the motherboard near the 120mm extract fan at the rear and the 120mm extract fan at the top...
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    8800GTS - Electrical buzzing - please help.

    I wonder if anyone can help. I've just bought an 8800GTS and there appears to be a problem with it. There seems to be a high-pitched whining noise coming from the card. It seems to happen when you scroll in IE or open screens. It varies in tone and pitch depending on what you're doing and it...
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    What is your game of the year so far?

    Title says it all really. What is your GotY so far? Game of the year so far for me was S.T.A.L.K.E.R - SoC. Incredibly challenging and atmospheric adult shooter that came out of no where (well for me at least). S.T.A.L.K.E.R is quite easily the most impressive game-play experience this year...
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    Sony STYLEPRO SDM-S95FR for gaming?

    Does anyone here have a Sony SDM-S95FR monitor, if so how well does this work for gaming? The response time is 8ms is I'm guessing it should be okay.
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    Hugely disappointed with my new X2 4600+

    After a few weeks deliberation I went ahead and bought an X2 4600+ - thinking that a dual core with the same clock speed as my last CPU would net a similar performance in games. After all a 3800+ and a 4600+ have the same clock speed, 2.4 GHz. The problem is games are now noticeably slower...
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    Prey - performance tip

    Quite a few people have been experiencing stuttery performance with Prey - including me! Annoying slight pauses when moving around. Check out the 3DRealms website to see what I mean. Apparently this is a common problem with Doom 3 engined games on some hardware. There is a way round this -...
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    Raid question - 2 slightly different drives

    Currently I have a Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 120GB SATA I drive and recently I've just bought a Hitachi T7K250 250GB SATA II HDD. What would be the best way to use these two drives together? I've read up on RAID 0 but performance increases seem negligible. Will these two drives work together in...
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    7800GS, will my machine bottleneck?

    As the 7800gs is imminent in AGP form. Do you think it is worth me upgrading to this card. My machine is a bit 2 years ago, do you think I will get major bottleneck or in fact any performance increase?
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    Will there ever be a Thief 4?

    I've been reminiscing about the Thief franchise. The games were fantastic, particularly 1 & 2. They had an atmosphere like no other game before or since. I long for another game in the series but it looks doubtful with the demise of Looking Glass and Ion Storm. Does anybody know who owns the...
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    Zalman CNPS 7000AlCu and Abit BH7

    Is anyone using this combination of mobo and cpu cooler?. I know there are some incompatible motherboards for this cooler, the Abit isn't listed on the Zalman website, but there appears to be transitors right next to then cpu which could cause trouble..
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