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    Brothers - A tale of two sons...FTW.

    Just got around to this one after picking it up on the Steam summer sale. What an excellent little game! Only took around 1,5-2 hours to get through, but damn, they don't make them like this anymore. Saw it had some awesome reviews before I got it for next to nothing on sale, but it's worth...
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    Is it really worth buying a high end gaming rig any more?

    I couldn't be bothered reading all the posts, but I call attention troll on this one, no offence. Seriously, it's like going to an automotive forum and telling everyone their toys/hobby/time-waster babies (i.e. cars) are dumb, because the bus is easier and cheaper and more eco-friendly. I...
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    Tomb Raider = A real gem

    Amen brother - I got it on the Steam sale too and have been having a blast the last couple of days. Great game!
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    So is this the new way to buy games now?

    Patience is indeed a virtue here - I've spent nickels & dimes on the Steam sale this week for games released at premium prices mere months ago. There is no need to buy Day 1 (or even Month 1) anymore, what with driver issues, wonky content needing patching, etc. I find waiting a bit gives a...
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    Spank your iPad...

    Will wonders never cease? I dropped my iPad 2 about a foot off the couch a couple of days ago and the screen died. It landed on a soft carpet right on its side, not even a hard fall. It seemed like everything else was working, the screen just went black and I was dreading a hefty repair or...
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    10 yrs since hl2......wow

    Those were good times - the build-up, delays and leaked code. Doom 3 was OK, but the monster closet approach killed it a bit. Along comes HL2 and it was awesome after all the build-up. Half-life has always been about the story-telling and atmosphere, which it had in spades. And then Far Cry...
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    Anyody remember blade of darkness?

    Aaahahaha - no way man, I installed it 2 days ago again! I haven't played it yet, but there are fixes for getting it to work on Win7, just Google it. The game fecking rocks, even though it's old. I've wasted many hours on this one over the years. The Barbarian is the way to go, but the amazon...
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    So what's the verdict on Watch Dogs?

    :D - ooooh, that says a lot! I guess I'll wait for the Steam bargain bin to stock this one. Damn Steam, just bought Dead Space 1 & 2 for the backlog. Played about 10 mins so far - damn, the controls suck in DS1, but the atmosphere looks pretty decent so far.
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    So what's the verdict on Watch Dogs?

    Hehehe - you put a grin on my face with this one. Seems like this one belongs in the 'Steam sale' category. Damnit, another one for the growing backlog.
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    I Need Some Game Recommendations!

    Dude, welcome back! Went through the same thing last year - there's some good stuff around. Check out Bioshock Infinite. Loads of fun and interesting story. I found it better than the first one. I also had an absolute blast with Far Cry 3. And Crysis 1-3. For shits & giggles, try Mark of The...
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    So what's the verdict on Watch Dogs?

    So having read the thread on WD, I was hoping to get a snapshot of your thoughts at the moment:
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    Ever just quit a game out of extreme boredom?

    Batman Arkham Asylum. I was looking for something new and the reviews said it tastes like Nutella. Got most of the way through until the fight with Joker, then promptly lost interest and never returned. Apparently the follow-ups are great, but I haven't been inspired to check them out...
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    What kind of chair do you use for your gaming pc?

    Bloody hell! Real men kneel on grits when they game. On a cold floor. In a drafty room. In the dark...
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    Good FPS PC Games?

    I loved FC3 - dropped a lot of hours on that one. If you can run all the eye candy, it's really pretty and I thought the gunplay was great.
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    Your latest videogame purchase

    God bless the Steam sales for me too. Despite a healthy backlog, I finally bought Max Payne 3 and promptly lost all interest in Batman (the first one, honestly, what was all the fuss about?)
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    Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Nothing to do now but wait and see.
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    Anyone get older and have a hard time letting go?

    Interesting read this one - gives us old fogies a chance to drop our 2 cents. I've got a big collection of old classics, mostly Sierra adventure games from back in the day. Went from Commodore 64 to PC-heyday and have a lot of great nostalgia going in Dosbox and SCUMM. Don't play them as much...
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    Noctua NH-L9i low profile cooler - thoughts?

    I installed my cooler yesterday evening and it works really nicely for what it is. It dropped around 15-20C off the stock intel cooler, so I'm very happy with it. This is my first Noctua cooler, having gone Zalman in the past, and I'm sold. The Noctua quality is amazing, with attention to...
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    Noctua NH-L9i low profile cooler - thoughts?

    Hi Sportsfans, Anyone have this cooler? If yes - are you happy with it? I recently built a new mITX build in a Cooler Master Elite 120 case (awesome little case, especially for the price), but there's more space in a student's wallet compared to the space available for a cooler on my...
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    It's so true, female video game characters are so crappy in general

    What a weird thread on [H]... Remember, all your mothers are women.
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    Rumor: Prey 2 Cancelled

    Prey 1 had a fresh look on FPS for me, back in the day. I enjoyed it thinking back, especially the Native American angle.
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    Assassins Creed 3: American Revolution

    Hahaha - agreed! Best post so far...
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    Any one else giving up on Gaming...

    33 here. Gamed for years and years and loved it. Then my circumstances changed and it was painfully brought to my attention that I've been spending hours in front of the PC while some of my peers actually lived life! Realised, and don't get me wrong - games are awesome, that sitting in front of...
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    GF wants to get me a x-mas present.

    A merry Christmas indeed! :D I can't see that idea flying though... JT - does it have to be electronics? Maybe something else, like a Leatherman tool, a Spyderco knife, some weights for your home gym, a good bottle of scotch, lingerie for her (so it's a gift for both of you ;) ), a DVD boxset...
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    Really need an AV prgram? (Kaspersky Issues)

    This section is a bit of the red-headed step child on the forum, thus the zero responses so far. Take a look at the PC gaming forums for some discussion on AV's at the moment. Maybe take a look at Avira - I've just switched to it (it's free) and it seems pretty good.
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    F.E.A.R. 2 Banned in Australia

    I hear ya mate! The censorship laws here are just fucking crazy. Rest assured that the clowns in charge are in no way representative of the average Aussie though - there's a compulsory labotomy when you enter the upper echelons of government. ;) BTW, I wouldn't call the average Aussie a...
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    Tombraider Underworld

    Mmmmmmhhhhhhh - ass. Any-hoo, I played the demo, loved the visuals, but hated the controls and camera angles. Decided to give it a skip until it reaches the bargain bin. Already bought Warhead, Far Cry 2, and Fallout 3 the last few weeks. The camera angles on TRU killed it for me to buy it...
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    What AV DO you run?

    Thanks for all the posts guys. Sorry for the confusion, but I wanted to know what AV people are using along with which free ones are good, so it's all good in the end. Another interesting question I have - is it necessary to run a dedicated malware detection package (like Spybot S&D) together...
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    What AV DO you run?

    Ha-ha! There you go. I thought the new AVG ver. 8 was meant for Vista, as I had to jump through some hoops to get it working on XP.
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    What AV DO you run?

    He-he. A bit of de ja vu here ;) The "I'm [H]ard to the extreme and no virus can touch my manliness" approach. Lot of flaming over that in the poll. I did enjoy the guy that posted "fuck-it, I only have pron and games, so nothing to worry about", which I guess is true. Got all the IT guys...
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    What AV DO you run?

    Has anyone ever had a look at which of the currently available free AV's use the least system resources? I'm considering moving from AVG to Avira, but it would be interesting to see which one offers the best bang for no buck :p
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    What AV DO you run?

    It seems that the AV poll on this forum has sparked some lively debate on the pros and cons of running a resident AV in the background when gaming. Further to that post, what AV's do YOU run (assuming that you do - no need to get excited if you don't :D )? I've been running AVG free for...
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    IntelBurnTest for GPU?

    Thanks for that Hecktec - much appreciated. I'll definitely have a look at this tonight over a whiskey or two! From a quick look, it looks exactly like what I had in mind. ;)
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    So what comes after photo-realistic graphics???

    That was exactly what I was going to say - fukc the other nonsense, but one of these will really get the people back into "gaming" again. Hell yeah! :D
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    screen goes blank with "No Signal" showing, bad card?

    I had a similar problem in the past - mine was due to the card not being properly seated in the PCI-Express slot. You could try removing them and wiping the connectors (be careful of ESD, though).
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    Use thermal Paste on new Video card?

    I also got pretty decent drops in temps when I replaced my 8800GT's thermal paste - nothing extraordinary, but aournd 4-5C. But remember the waranty, as above. If you don't know what you're doing, rather don't, as you can damage the card should you frolic around whilly-nilly trying to pry off...
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    IntelBurnTest for GPU?

    Now that a lot of people have started using the IntelBurnTest utility for stressing their CPU OC's, I was wondering if anyone uses a similar utility for GPU testing. I use Futuremark for testing my GPU OC, but I never developed a liking for it, don't ask me why:confused: Maybe because I've...
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    Intel Burn Test Utility

    So it's pretty worthless then? Being weightless and all... Just kidding mate - I couldn't help myself :D
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    Can't OC even 1 MHz???

    The problem is with the "E" designation (for "environment", I think) on the board, which is Gigabyte's new tree-hugging feature. My board had exactly the same problem. I had to wait about 2 months for the new BIOS (F5 or 6) to be released, which completely fixed the problem. Now it OC's like...
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    Tomb Raider: Underworld.

    I hear ya! Since they've jacked up the graphics to the current level, the nude patch gives a new meaning to TR. :D
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