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Old 06-14-14, 03:43 PM
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Bioware said the GUI team was too busy to add controller support. It doesn't really make any sense, but that's the line they gave.
Old 06-14-14, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by wmansir
Bioware said the GUI team was too busy to add controller support. It doesn't really make any sense, but that's the line they gave.
Combine that with the Assassin's Creed team saying they were too busy to add female characters, and this looks like the year of project mismanagement.
Old 06-15-14, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by dugan
Combine that with the Assassin's Creed team saying they were too busy to add female characters, and this looks like the year of project mismanagement.
The Bioware comment is from 2007, so it's the decade of project mismanagement.
Old 06-16-14, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RichC2
They said outright they would not support the 360 controller on ME for some reason or another,


i found that out the hard way when I purchased ME2 on PC. I use mouse and keyboard for my dungeon crawlers and MMOs, but I need a controller for any game with any fast action.
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Originally Posted by wlj
i found that out the hard way when I purchased ME2 on PC. I use mouse and keyboard for my dungeon crawlers and MMOs, but I need a controller for any game with any fast action.
Fortunately, all the ME games allow you to pause the action and issue commands. It's the same gameplay mechanic as the Dragon Age games.
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The Gog bundles and flash deals are very attractive today.
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double posting no info giving mofo....
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double posting no info giving mofo....
I thought about mentioning a few, but the flash deals are about 18 at a time and constantly rotating, with many major franchises bundled today. It's the usual GOG suspects like Ultima, Might and Magic, Sam and Max, Far Cry, etc; with more recent indie games like Vvvvv than I expected.
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The Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 1TB SSD is currently $399.99 at Amazon. Seriously considering pulling the trigger at that price.
Old 06-22-14, 02:11 PM
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Wow, so I finally got my computer cleaned, and the difference is ridiculous. This thing performs like new again. Before, CS:GO on med/high settings was literally overheating this thing to blue screen, now back on ultra with max AA and everything, GPUs barely hit 70 degrees. Assassin's Creed max everything 2x MSAA, under 99% load cards were sitting at low/mid 70s. No more stuttering and graphical hangups/glitches. Awesome! The guy said all the fans were pretty clogged.
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Civilization Beyond Earth comes out Oct 24th.
Old 07-21-14, 12:59 PM
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I'm probably going to play the hell out of this. For a couple hours. $19.99.

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Looks fun but might as well play Diablo III instead.
Old 07-21-14, 02:56 PM
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PC version of Diablo III still doesn't have controller support or same screen multiplayer. Plus the utter simplicity of Gauntlet is part of its charm.
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Coming August 21st, a remake of the original Shadowgate:

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Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition (September 5th) will feature the Untold Stores DLC but will likely not include Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α.

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And Battlefield: Hardline of course has been pushed to 2015.
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For those of you who do a lot of PC gaming, do you prefer to game with your PC connected to your TV or do you like the desk/monitor combo better?

And for those who prefer a monitor, what's a good one you'd recommend that's not horrendously expensive?
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PC To TV with wireless KB+M
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Originally Posted by mhg83
PC To TV with wireless KB+M
That's what I do now, and I find it terribly inconvenient. Because I'm on my couch, I don't have anywhere to put my mouse except my coffee table, which means I now have to hunch forward or sit on the edge of my couch instead of sitting back on it like I can with a console.
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It took me awhile to get used to it. I'm on a recliner and keep the mouse with an arm supported pad on the arm of the chair and Keyboard on my lap.
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Originally Posted by mhg83
PC To TV with wireless KB+M
Yep. This is the way to do it. I use a Xbox 360 controller as well for some games.
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Originally Posted by Supermallet
That's what I do now, and I find it terribly inconvenient. Because I'm on my couch, I don't have anywhere to put my mouse except my coffee table, which means I now have to hunch forward or sit on the edge of my couch instead of sitting back on it like I can with a console.
I just put my mouse on the sofa next to me, no complaints. Maybe it's because I always game reclined back (I game in comfort!).
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Originally Posted by flashburn
Yep. This is the way to do it. I use a Xbox 360 controller as well for some games.
Wireless 360 controller is a must. And games that don't support it i use Pinnacle.
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You don't find the mouse has problems tracking? Are you on a leather sofa or a cloth one? I could see that working on a leather sofa.
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There are mice that should work on most surfaces, including a couch. I know the laser in my Logitech Anywhere MX will work just fine on a couch surface.

That said, I prefer being at my desk with most of the games I like on PC being with the mouse and keyboard. It's more comfortable for me, and I have a 2560x1440 27" monitor which is nice to play on. I have an HP ZR2740W, but that's not really a "gaming" monitor.
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I don't want to feel like I'm at work when I'm gaming so I game on my projector, on my couch, and I use a 360 controller for most games (RTS and Competitive online shooters pretty much require kb+m).

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