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    8 Nostalgic Back-To-School Games

    Some smart kid got the original GTA and Icy Towers installed on my primary school's computers. The macs had Kidpix and that bug shooter on them. As far as the students were concerned, the educational games did not exist. Well except for that Oregon Trail clone about The Goldfields...
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    Valve Reveals the Steam Controller

    I have spoilered the quotes i am responding to keep the post short Without actually ever using the Xperia trackpads i have no stance on handheld trackpads as of yet. My experience with laptop track pads is rocky at best however, but the last time I used a trackpad was about 6 years ago. It is...
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    Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs Review - Squeals and Fury

    Haven't played the game yet, but those changes do worry me. I think that punishing the player for looking at the monsters and disturbing imagery was a stroke of genius in Amnesia. It kept the monsters as just a noise and a silhouette, allowing players to fill the gaps with their own phobias...
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    Point 'n Click

    If you are looking for recently made point and clicks, I would suggest taking a look at Telltale's Catalog in general. Walking Dead was a phenomenal game, but I have found their adventure games to pretty good also. I can't vouch for Jurassic Park though since I have not tried it. Unfortunately...
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    Your nightmares.

    I don't get nightmares often, but I remember them quite well and when I do. In the last one I had I was some sort of tower guard on the rampart of a castle, my assignment was to ensure that nothing passed though the gates. There I was just doing nothing and reading a magazine or something...
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    Clothing Items you just don't understand

    I thought that you were talking about all pant chains, not just the ornaments. I agree that they look horrible, as well as being heavy and catchy. Teenagers do remember how pants and belts work quite quickly when you draw attention to it though, which is pretty amusing.
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    Clothing Items you just don't understand

    It's meant to make it impossible for someone to leave their wallet behind by leasing it to your pants. That one is probably just ornamental since it's so massive; Which is something I don't understand. Why make a practical accessory like that purely ornamental? If you want to wear such a thing...
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    A message to all Cyclists.

    Bikes must ride on the road or in a bike lane if provided, As a few posters have already remarked. However I can understand your frustration when cyclists decide that the designated bicycle lane is not good enough for them and instead ride in the leftmost car lane. However if the cyclist needs...
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    X-Com Final Mission Stories (end game spoilers probable)

    Nice way to end the game, assassinated in their own temple. I had never thought of using the ghost armour in that way. I was going to use it as a way to hide my sniper when she was not in use. Of course that meant I rarely used the ghost function because I thought it would end her turn and did...
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    X-Com Final Mission Stories (end game spoilers probable)

    If I had known that killing the (Grand?) Ethereal completed the mission right away I would have done the some thing. My sniper was not very high level though so she would have probably missed the crucial shot. Considering that my Volunteer had a will score of about 115 (Psi Armor + Mind...
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    X-Com Final Mission Stories (end game spoilers probable)

    I have just finished my first X-Com game and I am overjoyed, due to how my final mission panned out. First of all kudos to all of the developers of the game as it not only kept the spirit of the series, nut also made it assessable to new players which is win-win for all involved. anyway on with...
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    Save Scummer

    I only save my games if a reach a major milestone, or have just completed a difficult area. Although I will make an exception if the area is unreasonably difficult and I just want to see the next plot-point. I also have found save-scumming kills much of the game experience since it removes the...
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    Fable: The Journey Review

    I have really liked the Fable Series of game ever since I was gifted Fable: The Lost Chapters. Fable 2 was great, but then they somehow began to make games that just reeked of missed opportunity. I think that much of Fable 3 was great, but the endgame, the most important aspect for the player...
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    Poll: The Majora's Mask Debate

    I am one of those people that think that MM was superior to OT I like it because it was such a contrast to the previous tones of Zelda games. MM was characterised by an unrelenting sense of dread and sadness which made it the most dark entry into the series made so far. Throughout the game...