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    Trying to remember an old DOS game

    Sounds like Journeyman Project could be what you're describing. Here's a playthrough video to further spark your memory (they don't wait around in the beginning apartment to get killed in the video, but I do vaguely that being a thing in this game). The copy of thegame I had was on a cd that...
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    xbox360 + xbone controller?

    [...please ignore/delete.]
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    xbox360 + xbone controller?

    Sorry. I was wrong about that. I had a broken micro usb cable that was giving me trouble before I realized it. I looked on the xbox support site, and must have misread a support article and just kind of figured it was a bizarre design choice. I popped out the batteries of my xb one controller...
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    xbox360 + xbone controller?

    The XB one controller has no wireless support for the PC. You need to connect it to a micro USB cable, The biggest improvement is the dpad, but they improved that on (wireless) 360 controllers sometime in the past year or two, so new 360 controllers have much nicer dpads. I like the XB one...
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    Mortal Kombat X

    This was apparently some kind of test for being able to play part of a game while the rest streamed in the background. The preload only included some basic bits and pieces, and the rest of the game fully unlocked and began to download upon release. This did not work all that well and pretty much...
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    My Steam Games from 2004 to Present

    The store page is still an ugly bloated mess, but you can now customize various sections of the Steam store page so it no longer shows early access games, DLC, and other things you're not interested in.
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    Fallout Online: Ashes of Phoenix Out September 5th

    This is a fan-made product, nothing official. I was really perplexed for a moment until I read the article, as at one point Interplay wanted to make an FO MMO, but that got canned a few years back after a legal tussle with Bethesda. I would love to see a new isometric Fallout with more modern...
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    The Online Careers You Never Knew Existed

    I've seen jobs posted on Amazon's Mechanical Turk service where you get paid a few pennies to watch porn and come up with unique titles for videos. Sadly I don't think it was possible to make more than a couple bucks an hour doing it, and such job postings were pretty rare however :(
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    Why do web browsers use up so much memory?

    What add-ons do you have enabled? That can make a huge difference as well. AdBlock Plus, for example, has an automatic ~60MiB+ overhead, with an add'l ~4MiB per iframe on the page. (regardless of whether the iframe contains ads or not). More details on ABP here
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    Does anyone have an expired but still working ShopRunner account?

    I've got the same thing going on. I signed up when they first opened and got a free year of service. They extended it and gave me a second year free. That expired a week or two ago and I can still get free delivery from Dominos.com (which is the only thing I've ever used the service for). I...
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    Steam - batch game updating possible?

    Steam will automatically download them in the background if you leave the client running. It only updates one title at a time, hence why the others are all paused.
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    Office 2010 no longer on MSDN(AA) - I missed the memo

    I would assume that Microsoft charges universities significantly more for providing Office on MSDNAA, otherwise they would be giving the software away for free and never get anyone to ever purchase the student/university editition. A quick look at various MSDNAA pages for organizations and...
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    The Vampires of Skyrim Dawnguard

    Over reaction much? They did this exact thing with the first DLC release for Fallout 3 and Fallout NV DLC as well. This wasn't unexpected, and it'll only be exclusive for about a month.
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    How does Gothic 4 compare to two worlds 2, dragon knight saga , etc?

    Not every game has to be a AAA title to be enjoyable, and just because it's not a AAA title does not make it a piece of shit. I feel bad for people unable to enjoy an experience for what it is. It must get old always waiting for the next big thing, only to be perpetually disappointed.
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    How does Gothic 4 compare to two worlds 2, dragon knight saga , etc?

    If you don't mind an entirely generic, linear action RPG, Gothic 4 isn't a terrible game. Just don't expect the open world of Gothic 2/3, or anything particularly unique or memorable. If I had to guess, I'd say your average [H]ard gamer would probably hate the game because it was decidedly...
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    $80,000 For DLC?

    Precisely. As we all know, Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White, and Fable were just atrocious, horrible games. :rolleyes:
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    Diablo 3 Account Hacked

    Did you have the authenticator setup to require the code each time you log in prior to being hacked? If so, you may want to point that out to Blizzard, as they're still claiming there have been no instances of hacked accounts with authenticators...
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    diablo 3 accounts hacked

    Something very similar to what we're seeing here happened on the Diablo 2 closed realms 8 or 9 years ago (or maybe it was a decade+ ago? Damn, I feel old...). I don't remember the exact specifics, but it involved creating a new account with the name of the character who you wanted to steal items...
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    Diablo III Hacking?

    Than we would be seeing issues with WoW and other Blizzard games. The session stealing issue that's been mentioned previously is almost certainly the culprit.
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    diablo 3 accounts hacked

    THIS is how accounts are being hijacked (or something very close to it). It's got nothing to do with poor password practices, and authenticators will not protect you. There are malicious users grabbing your authenticated session IDs from games, and using that to access your account without...
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    Gamepad play on your PC........

    The original official wireless receivers would frequently blow a fuse. This is one of the few cases where the official product did worse than the cheap Chinese knockoffs. I'd presume they have since fixed the issue, but it's something to keep in mind when making a purchasing decision.
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    Poll: Half of Americans Call Facebook a Fad

    Facebook itself may not be around forever, but social networking as we know it today has become an integral part of how people connect and interact with one another, and it won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
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    Remembering Max

    I loved the story in the Max Payne games, and that was enough to convince me to play all the way through both games, but I really don't think the game play has aged well at all. The whole bullet time idea was pretty cool and enjoyable for the first few hours, but after that the game play becomes...
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    Nintendo to Offer Downloadable Versions for 3DS, Wii U

    Does Nintendo still tie your purchases to the console rather than an account? With Wii and DSi purchases, if your system died, you were at their mercy whether or not you could get your purchased content moved over to your new console. If they're still trying to pull those shenanigans, there's...
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    Gabe Newell interview....interesting.

    ... you mean Ricochet 2 isn't in the works? :(
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    Common Sense Prevailing In Norway Mass-Shooting Case?

    The term "self-defense" is just a poor translation of his claims--he's trying to claim it was a necessary action in order to stop the spread of 'liberalism' and 'multiculturalism'. Kind of like stealing a life vest in order to save a drowning person, except it involves bombing a building and...
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    So, I got banned from Steam Forums.....

    He's now unbanned, so I guess it couldn't have been that difficult to get it reviewed...
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    So, I got banned from Steam Forums.....

    There's 50 posts in that thread. The post he made can be understood clearly as saying the copy he downloaded did not have the fix, and therefore he was not going to buy the game. It is only his previous posts, which was the ~40th post in on the third page, that put the post into context as...
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    So, I got banned from Steam Forums.....

    Have either one of you been a moderator of a forum that gets dozens or even hundreds of messages marked for review in an hour? It's not feasible to read an entire thread for context, particularly when the post itself can very easily be understood (incorrectly) without context. It was an honest...
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    So, I got banned from Steam Forums.....

    It's pretty clear to me how that could be interpreted as admitting piracy: "The version of the game I downloaded did not include the fix . . . I'm not buying it." It's pretty understandable that Steam has a zero policy discussion on piracy - their entire business is based on selling people...
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    Two Questions: Java-Based Games (Minecraft etc) & Desura

    The java runtime only runs when you're using a java application (or applet in a browser). A small program that checks for updates runs once a month. This can be disabled if you really want it to for some reason, but it's not recommended. If you're concerned about security, simply disable java...
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    Heads Up - Everquest going F2P in March

    I was looking forward to playing EQ for free, but alas, the free/silver ($5) accounts are way to gimped. Not even going to bother giving it another shot.
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    CS:GO dropping cross-platform

    PS3 players will be able to use a mouse+kb. (And yes, you can still use a mouse and keyboard just fine from a couch. I do it all the time.) *Edit: Hasn't this been common knowledge for months now?
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    "Half Owner" OF Facebook Has Five More Lawyers

    Wasn't the contract that this was based on shown to be fraudulent, or am I thinking of someone else trying to screw over ol' Zuck?
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    Battlefield 3 and DDR2 RAM

    Unless Battlefield 3 includes a 64-bit executable, it's not possible for the game to utilize more than 4GBs. It can certainly make a difference if you plan on keeping memory-intensive applications open in the background, but otherwise going above 4GB is going to make a negligible difference.
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    Games like Trials HD?

    ElastoMania (PC) is still awesome after all these years (if you don't mind playing a game that's 15+ years old). It's not as fast or as easy to play as Trials HD by any stretch of the imagination, but once you get the controls down, it's incredibly addicting. Trials 2 is available on Steam...
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    Yelp Closes 5-Star IPO Day with $1.47 Billion Valuation

    This just reinforces the notion that investors have more money than sense. It doesn't help that their business tactics are tantamount to extortion.
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    How to Remove Your Google Search History

    Has anyone experienced weird cookie issues with using various Google services after disabling the history tracking? I'm not sure if that's actually when it started, but if I log into GMail with my Google sites account, and then go over to Google Groups, I'm logged out and need to log back in...
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    How do I wire a game controller to USB?

    ... you would disassemble it? You can probably find adapters that work for a single controller that might be slightly smaller, but you'll still have to disassemble it and try to fit the PCB inside the case, and you'll then have to get two if you want both controller ports to work.
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    Nerd Hot! The Art of Computer Programming vol 1-4: $155

    If you're the type that loves to study theory and proofs, these books are great. Definitely some of the best out there even. If, however, you're really into the application of computer science theory, you're almost certainly going to find the texts a bit dry and you're better off with textbooks...
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