Shooters (first and third-person) will always be mouse+keyboard games, but I generally prefer using a controller for a sword, sorcery, and horse-riding game like this.
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Re: What a co-incidence
Just be sure to plan trips to the swamps to minimise trips back and forth. Otherwise it'll get pretty tiresome.
Re: Nice idea
It's more like Cadbury happily making and giving away chocolate for free, just for the hell of it, without involving Asda at all. Then Asda persuading Cadbury that they should start charging for the chocolate, as long as Asda gets a 75% cut.
Even that analogy doesn't work, since the biggest cut was going to Bethesda, who aren't contributing anything at this point.
One problem was mod developers taking down their own free mods and putting them behind a pay wall. SkyUI is a good example, since it's more or less essential to make the game playable.
However the real problem, as I see it, is that once someone pays for a mod they can justifiably expect it to actually work as advertised and receive support.
Re: The Spanish Inquisition
"Nobody expects the... Oh bugger!"
Also, where the Spanish Inquisition after Jews, specifically?
Re: "if you're worried about longevity in overpriced consumer tech, you're in the wrong market."
Generally a watch that only performs the function of a watch doesn't need replacing until you whack it into a door frame and the second hand falls off. Battery death isn't even a problem, since A) they last for ever and B) you can open the back yourself and stick a new one in for a few quid.
I like techno bits and bobs as much as the next commentard, but I see no reason for smart watches at all.
Re: Awful acronym
CICADA: Close-in Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft
Re: Oh look - the Lib Dems are making us a promise just before the election.
Julian didn't bother to turn up for the vote on banning letting agents charging fees to tenants. As a member of his constituency who doesn't enjoy coughing up £75 for a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy of a tenancy agreement, I say screw him!
Re: Suggested improvement?
...or a burger.
Presumably Labour and the Conservatives where specifically mentioned because they've actually been in government, or at the head of one.
It's probably the civil service's fault as much as the politicians. I rather suspect they make all the real decisions, no matter what party is in power.
Re: Can someone explain....
Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?
100mb/s? I'd be happy if the 30mb/s I pay for was stable.
Re: So, I need to drink 100 pints to save a pound?
You must not live in the south. Here you'd have to buy at least 400 to get one free.
I guess we need to wait for Google flying cars that fly themselves before these things go mainstream.
Re: failure or not
On top of what they'll be paying on their bills.
Better to keep them all in one place, so they don't bother the rest of us.
Re: Naomi Campbell
Everyone knows it's a small province of the superstate Oceania.
Re: I smell lobbyists
"Thankyou [...]. However in the future, I would prefer a nondescript briefcase to the sack with a dollar sign on it."
Re: Warranty void if seal is broken
If you chop your own hands off, you're holding it wrong.
Re: Could you perhaps tone down your laddish editorial? This isn't RALPH
I'm confused. If this was a serious article then your rant might be warranted, but I'm pretty sure the gist was:
- Study finds people who binge-watch are sad, lonely and overweight
- Study conducted by Muppet
Re: The credentials of the authors of the paper ...
"The credentials of the authors of the paper ...
... don't automagically negate the observation."
That very much depends on the credentials of the author.
If they had a PhD in sandwich making, would you still take their conclusions seriously?
Now please make it illegal for a website to ask to install its mobile app every time you visit.
Re: CPU power
It would, presumably, effect loading times. I've seen Assassin's Creed: Unity running on an XBone and the load times are ridiculously long; often they're well over a minute, per cut scene.
Austerity, we've heard of it.
Only two of these were less than £200; in fact they were £1 less than £200.
I would like to get better speakers for my TV, so a list of options around £100 would be very useful.
Re: science eh?
What about all those technologies that came out of war that are now used in civilian life all the time?
Penicillin? Computers? Radar, and microwave ovens as a byproduct?
Of course, there are plenty of technologies that aren't useful for anything other than killing people, but in this case I'm sure there are plenty of civilian applications for big lasers that can burn things as long, safe, distances.
Re: The only good thing about BT is....
I'm also a VM customer, and for some reason the only junk mail is from VM trying to sell me a service I already receive. Idiots.
Re: So does this affect Amazon Prime Members?
It appears to (as I've said, I've just started the trial), and the best I could get on my purchase today was delivery on Thursday.
I've just started my 1-month trial of Amazon Prime. At best, I'll be getting the first class post option for free.
At least I'm not actually paying for the service I'm not receiving.
An article like this is always nice from time to time. The free AV tools people used to suggest are now bloated pieces of junk (I'm looking at you AVG), so pointing out the alternatives to those who haven't been following the trends is always helpful.
Re: Well done!
Lots of universities are adopting an open access policy though, even for industry-funded projects.
Re: And they need it!
"Sometime before the heat-death of the universe"
Re: I suppose it was inevitable...
"Hey you! Beardo! Mine's a latte!"
The economy will have collapsed, so you'll be lucky if it's Nescafe - *shudder* - Original.
Re: London is a dirty unfinished shithole
Detroit isn't finished in the same way that Carthage is finished.
Re: Isn't it weird...
Not really. It's news about an area of the city getting a revamp. The changes to the road are just to allow that revamp.
Re: no way
YEAH! Why would you, when you can spend even more money buying a phone that'll just leak your selfies all over the internet?
Re: With you on this
Just as long as that tax doesn't come from wages/salaries. Those are taxed enough as it is, thank you very much.
Oh my how they'll complain though.
Re: Which PHD thesis?
The "unfinished PhD" should not even have been mentioned.
An unfinished PhD is no PhD at all. If you haven't had your viva, then your thesis hasn't been defended and it could be complete tripe.
"4:3 aspect ratio makes video playing crap, why have all those lovely pixels and waste a good chunk of them when you're using the damn thing?"
Unless you're trying to do work on it, in which case it's ideal.
Re: there's now an Amazon Prime Android app
The issue with the Roku is very suspicious, since it's on the US version but not the UK one where BSkyB have a stake. In the case of this Google doo-dar, it's more likely to be Amazon's fault.
Re: Google TV
...unless you already own a Roko or similar, in which case that revolution came and went.
I was kind of interested in this until I realised Amazon aren't putting Prime on it (for now). That's currently the only shortcoming of the Roku (in the UK), as either Amazon are withholding Prime or BSkyB are using their shares in Roku to block it.
Mind you, there's now an Amazon Prime Android app, so maybe it'll find its way to Google's puck.
Re: Hogwart's Express
They say it's King's Cross, but in the movies they used St. Pancras.
...neither of which look much like they are described.
It's a little bit unique.
Re: Thrown the book at them
"Make them eat English breakfasts 3 times a day"
I thought you wanted to punish them.
Re: Where to buy?
You're forgetting screens and TVs, which are quite common, priced well and of good quality. Otherwise your point stands.
"I COULD CARE LESS"
That's it, you just made the list.
Re: Consumers who care about quality?
I hate the reverse too. I can't stand watching a lot of long heads talking.
OK, so they're playing catchup, but the important thing is START MENU!
As long as the upgrade from Win8 isn't too pricey this might even be a day-one purchase for the wife's laptop.
Unless there's a very good reason, my Win7 machine can stay as it is. I'll probably wait to see what impact it has on games anyway, particularly older ones.