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Asus ROG Strix Z270i Gaming review:a great foundation for your mini Kaby Lake machineAsus ROG Strix Z270i Gaming review:a great foundation for your mini Kaby Lake machine
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> make their PC look like the 70’s dancefloor of Studio 54

LOL, well done.
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2 Weeks ago
What's the Marvel Avengers game that Tomb Raider and Deus Ex devs are working on?What's the Marvel Avengers game that Tomb Raider and Deus Ex devs are working on?
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A warp develops close to Avengers HQ. A small group of Avengers are drawn through into an alternate reality where research scientists working with the military and a mysterious combine have opened a gate into a different dimension allowing all manner of creatures to flood Earth.

The resistance is being led by a single brave scientist ably assisted by his recently bereaved girlfriend and a large robot dog.

The Avengers help out for a while, but have to return to Earth for some nonsense involving a mad robot, leaving the scientist to complete the job.
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2 Months ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda: release date, setting, combat, story - everything we knowMass Effect: Andromeda: release date, setting, combat, story - everything we know
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> though she will have a bubbly personality

I want to kill her already.
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4 Months ago
Valve are making new VR games and will announce them at Steam Dev Days 2017Valve are making new VR games and will announce them at Steam Dev Days 2017
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Half Life 3? Given up caring. Even as I type this, I know I haven't really. And I hate them for it. I really do.
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5 Months ago
BT file lawsuit against Valve, claim Steam infringes upon multiple patentsBT file lawsuit against Valve, claim Steam infringes upon multiple patents
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In a shock move Valve buy BT.
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1 Year ago
XCOM 2 box art makes skulls sexy, new trailer wages warXCOM 2 box art makes skulls sexy, new trailer wages war
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I want the T shirt.Reply
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I'd want it only so I could burn it.

Looks primordially unsettling. Like a Trypophobia thing.

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1 Year ago
XCOM 2 declassified: why Firaxis are ripping up their strategy layer and starting againXCOM 2 declassified: why Firaxis are ripping up their strategy layer and starting again
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"Explicitly or not, they’ll tell you that XCOM is about loss. Why not build the sequel around that?"
That would be a first. To have a game you can't win, where there's no happy outcome, where not being annihilated is the best possible outcome. Kobayashi Maru.Reply
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Heavy Gear.


The entire campaign is a large scale retreat after your capital ship ends up becoming disconnected from the fleet behind enemy lines. And the whole time you're personally blamed for everything that goes wrong.


The actual gameplay was a blast. But that story / campaign was one of the worst things I've ever had to play through. Nihilism does not make for a fun game. Not losing is not the same as winning.

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2 Years ago
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer: “It's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows”Microsoft’s Phil Spencer: “It's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows”
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Dunno. Microsoft may be looking at Steam and Steam OS (that's still a thing, right?) and wondering how much of their Windows sales they'll lose if it all actually works. Perhaps we'll see XBone games running on Win10 on PCs.


But I'm not holding my breath because all I'm expecting is a 'roadmap' and promises of Unicorns.

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Yes, SteamOS is still a thing, and although there's no word on a release date, there are currently hundreds of games available for Linux with more released every day. In fact, I bought Empire: Total War earlier this week.

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2 Years ago
Topic of the Week: How do you play episodic games? Topic of the Week: How do you play episodic games?
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Nope. I prefer the continuity and keeping the whole season in my head over a week or so while I play through. Somehow, adventures and whatever TWD is never have the same appeal on a second run through and the gap between episodes is just too long...


HalfLife killed any desire for cliff hangers I ever had :-) There's also the abiding fear that the developers will go tits up mid season...


Perhaps what TWD needs is to record all the choices you made in earlier episodes and lets you use them to play the earlier episodes back as a movie to bring you up-to-date ready to play the next episode...

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Yeah I wouldn't mind so much if it was just say, a week. But if you're waiting an uncertain amount of time up to a couple of months, it can be difficult to remember everything that's come before.


The far worse alternative for me would be to replay episodes before playing the new ones, to "get back into" things, and that just kills the sense of progression. in the story events.


As it stands I platy them altogether, but personally I tend to stretch the whole playthrough over the course of weeks, if not a month or so anyway. So there's still sufficient time for everything to "sink in" and not really kill off the cliffhanger moments, but at the same time I'm not stuck waiting months for the next bit.

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2 Years ago
Topic of the Week: How do you play episodic games? Topic of the Week: How do you play episodic games?
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All in one go. Couldn't tolerate having to wait months between episodes. Tried it once and found I was going to have to replay the first episode to remind myself what it was all about. Didn't like it.


Got season 1 of TWD when the final episode came out and played through in two or three sittings. Will be the same for Season 2.

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Have you found that the cliffhangers lack a bit of punch that way? If you can just fire up the next episode and find out what happens.

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