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    PSA: Steam servers hacked?

    There's enough information between phone number, name, address and what little card details are visible for someone to use it to phish (or whatever would be the right term in this case) if they get a CSA on the phone who doesn't care much... like it's christmas or something. ID theft can occur...
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    latest and greatest mouse pad?

    Are there any hard mouse pads that are oversize, under-keyboard like the neoprene big mats that you see everywhere? I like the ability to wipe clean a hard surface but don't like the way separate mats force me to shove my keyboard over to the left. In time I'll be going back to a TKL or 60% when...
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    Why is BioWare the only company making games like Mass Effect?

    Because BioWare is the only company shit enough to make games like Mass Effect or Dragon Age. There are plenty that make games that are similar but far less compromised, like CDPR and Obsidian.
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    World of Tanks codes

    I'll happily redeem one and let you know.
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    Good local co-op games on Steam?

    He said good
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    Battlefield Softline gets 5 Million suckers for Beta

    Yeah, well, BF4 somehow found a way to be worse than BF3, so I don't think it's beyond possible.
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    Interstellar Marines free week

    I wonder how much that creative director guy spent in the UK. He speaks and sounds like a born-and-bred brummie. Very weird mixup of accents there, that is amazing to experience.
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    Shadows of Mordor worth 30 bucks on Steam?

    It's ok. Plenty repetitive, but then it is an Assassin's Creed style game. Combat's largely unchallenging until you get some higher-tier bosses with more interesting attribute combinations - at the very start of the game I was exploring and accidentally ran into an encounter that escalated into...
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    Metro 2033 is over hyped.

    Actually, this is very amusing as you're entirely wrong. There is more to the gameplay; that's just what you're choosing to do. In fact, you believe that it doesn't let the player figure things out or make mistakes/decisions because it's not holding your hand. You're assuming that the...
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    Battlefield Hardline, Goodbye BF

    They already took a big shit on the name with BF3. Anyone who bought 4 and is regretting it only has themselves to blame, since the foundations were laid with 3 quite clearly and unashamedly. And this? This isn't a nail in the coffin. This is just another shovelful of horseshit on the compost heap.
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    Most Depressing Games

    Any MOBA. Somehow they are teaching otherwise functional people to become autistic. It's incredible, and I don't know how they discovered they could make a congenital dysfunction a learned or conditioned one, but I hope some medical journals pick it up soon and someone performs a study.
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Lost Alpha news

    Can't adjust the gamma at all. Quite irritating.
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    Steam: Red Orchestra 2 GOTY edition (Rising Storm expansion) free

    I guess I mis-read: base RO2 is free but you only get limited RS access. Still a great game though.
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    Steam: Red Orchestra 2 GOTY edition (Rising Storm expansion) free

    Free on steam until "10am" Thursday the 24th. Pacific? I don't know. Rising Storm is, in my opinion, better than the base game, but both are good if you're not an ADHD-ridden spazzoid. The game is the best MP FPS I've played in years, in honesty, and I don't know why it isn't more popular than...
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    Insane Character Creation Depth - Black Desert

    Expect a lot of emphasis on social elements, maybe? I think this degree of investment on a customer's part means they can make more money more easily by using the attachment to make a very popular chat room with a shiny interface.
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    Is my Enermeax Infiniti bricked or just being a dick?

    Thank you, I will look into that.
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    Is my Enermeax Infiniti bricked or just being a dick?

    Power surge the other morning. The computer and monitors are connected via a surge protected 4-gang, but it won't boot. I've managed to diagnose the repeating two-beep error code as coming from my 720w Infiniti (not my motherboard) and meaning that it is in PSU protection mode or some such...
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    What software do you use to record your gameplay ?

    Playclaw 3 worked very well for me. Better than FRAPS, at least. But I stopped using it a while ago and it's up to 5 now or something, and I can't speak to the value of that. They're also shysters when it comes to your licence.
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    Creating lean/lightweight W7 installation for an SSD laptop

    Hadn't heard of it, thanks. It looks like x86 only which might be the only problem, but it's worth looking into.
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    Creating lean/lightweight W7 installation for an SSD laptop

    Those are planned as well. I'm just surprised that this is suddenly being such a fanny, since I did it once before (same desktop to create, same target laptop) and it was perfect first time. Stripped out a lot of the superfluous, annoying shite I never used and saved a lot of space.
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    Creating lean/lightweight W7 installation for an SSD laptop

    I'm having to go away for a while and am taking a laptop with a small corsair force 3 or whatever on it. 60GB or so. So I'm looking at all these suites to trim down the non-essential components I don't want (games, media center, that stuff) so I have room for a few games to play with my fiancée...
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    Elite: Dangerous

    Bullet sponges are an instant turn-off. Scepticism's fair, but sometimes time doesn't matter. Terence Malick, for example, hadn't directed in about the same amount of time (If my memory serves) before coming out with something spectacular in The Thin Red Line. Sometimes people are happy to...
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    female twitch streamers

    I'll have to take your word for it, since I don't visit it.
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    Multiple monitors: program window positions spaz out when waking from "sleep"

    I figured out the settings, but it just started spazzing out of its own accord. It's disabled WinSplit's functionality (even with both being uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times - I now have AWM uninstalled and it still runs on startup, with winsplit still non-functional) and keeps hiding...
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    female twitch streamers

    Why not leave it to the "experts" like Anita Tention and her ilk. We've had enough of this controversy4clicks "journalism" to last a fucking generation.
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    Multiple monitors: program window positions spaz out when waking from "sleep"

    Seems alright, but it fucks up my start orb, quite annoyingly, and the menu options to remove the window controls overlay doesn't actually do so. Kind of a toss-up between this and ultramon, given that they each bring their own issues, but worth a go!
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    Multiple monitors: program window positions spaz out when waking from "sleep"

    I'll have to keep tinkering with it, then. I started it up with the intention of going through and setting it up the way I like, but it was pretty daunting and a little unclear at first what many of the options meant. Might have to give it another shot.
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    WoT - World Of Tanks - Post your User

    Hellcat's great, but like lots of tanks it's overplayed and boring to see so many. I had a lot of fun eating up Hellcats and KV-1S' with my 30.01D and H. You tend to see less of those and I'm not sure why, it's a fun tree(s) to play. Although, unlike the hellcat, once you hit 100% it all goes to...
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    L4D3? (Source 2.0 reveal)

    Valve in "whole big bunch of nothing" shocker.
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    Multiple monitors: program window positions spaz out when waking from "sleep"

    I'll give it a shot, thanks! Does it replicate the functionality of UltraMon at all? If so I'll just uninstall that, I prefer to have as few background processes running at a time as possible.
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    Overclock profile prevents W7 wake from sleep

    BIOS Balls. Any coping mechanisms (by which I mean the closest you can get to a reliable, low-power idle/sleep state) you know of? I used to have the computer set to sleep and switch off displays with three minutes of inactivity, back when it woke instantly, and it saved a good deal of energy.
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    Multiple monitors: program window positions spaz out when waking from "sleep"

    Whenever my computer wakes from "sleep" mode (my sleep doesn't work, so what I mean here is monitor sleep>monitor on, computer still running) the window positions all go nuts and move to the primary monitor, a 32" HDTV (landscape 1360x768 via HDMI) from the secondary (portrait 900x1440 via DVI)...
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    Overclock profile prevents W7 wake from sleep

    My desktop was unable to wake from a sleep state for years. I recently realised this was because of an overclock, as when I reset to factory recently there was no issue with it waking, and creating a new OC profile (and only OC changes, nothing else) it stops waking from sleep again, forcing a...
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    STALKER: Lost Alpha

    Everyone seems to overlook this and it's getting to the point where it's just something I don't understand. I had to give up on Misery, which claimed to be "hardcore" and "realistic" after starting with a Mosin Nagant somehow chambered in 7.62x39mm which still took more than two shots to a human...
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    Insurgency (2) - Steam Release

    How is it in comparison to RO2/Rising Storm, for anyone who has both? I enjoyed the original (except for the Source engine's horrible clunkiness when made to do... anything, really, I guess) and wouldn't mind looking into this. Edit "High-on perfect" says RPS. Ha. Do they have an editor?
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    Accidentally made my HDDs hot-swappable and I hate it

    What search terms did you use, so I know for future reference? I had a muddle around but didn't really know what to look for besides "hot-swappable" so I thought it'd be quicker to ask here, assuming there would be people familiar with it. And I was right! Thanks, by the way.
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    Accidentally made my HDDs hot-swappable and I hate it

    So I reformatted and reapplied my OC and somehow did this. I've never looked into it before so I don't have a clue what option I must have changed in the BIOS to do it. Can anyone tell me what to look for? This shit is bugging me: P8P67 Pro, for what it's worth.
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    Valve's Gabe Newell is interviewed by the Washington Post.

    Go ahead and provide a reasoned response then. Because I'm inclined to agree, and some hand-waving fanboyism doesn't really lend to your credibility. Valve is almost bereft of intellectual properties. Steam and content delivery is their product, and it's a flawed and frustrated (and...
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    Would any game dev be crazy/brave enough to release a mantle ONLY game?

    Can you please give some context so that we might be able to infer the meaning of the thread title and opening post. Mantle only?
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    Copying Win 7 to another HDD, then setting up a dual-boot?

    Yeah. I just want to get the existing files/folders over from the old one with minimal fucking around, really.