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    LoadingReadyRun: Fairy Godparent

    Yep, everyone should experience the glory of David Bowie playing with his shiny balls :p
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    Bethesda Reveals Dishonored PC Requirements

    FOV Slider! Yes! Bethesda and Arkane, you get a cookie. Otherwise, the specs are reasonable for what I assume is a Unreal Engine 3 game. Fingers crossed that it'll be optimized enough.
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    Gabe Newell Thinks Steam Can Help Mainstream Linux

    The problem with AMD/NVIDIA is that their own drivers are supplied in compiled binary format (ie closed source) and the open-source variants are WAY behind in terms of features and performance. It's really odd, considering NVIDIA contributes heavily to Android, since they make Tegra-chips for...
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    Mahalo: The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: The Rogue

    Taking a companion with you as a stealthy rogue is probably the worst thing you can do. Companions tend to make a bee-line for the nearest enemy, forgoing stealth completely, and drawing enemies towards you (the last thing you want). Focusing on Light Armor, Marksman, One-Handed, Sneak and...
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    For PC gaming...

    If you can muster up the extra cash, I'd recommend going with a 6850, it's probably one of the best cards under 200$. Especially if you're running 1920x1080 or higher. For 1280x1024 or lower a 6670 will probably do, but a GTS 450 is probably a better choice. Anyway, benchmarks and a review...
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    Poll: So, is anyone here a werewolf or vampire in Skyrim?

    Does anyone know if you can become a vampire as one of the beast-races, I know Argonians have a fairly high resistance to disease, so it might be harder to contract Polymorphic whatshisface. And aside from the 100% resistance to disease, becoming a werewolf doesn't have a lot of advantages, on...
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    If you like crime and thrillers, Hitchcock is always a good bet, Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, Notorious, Rear Window, etc.
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    Wow, So I just bought a laptop, and I'm having problems with it.

    What kind of hard-drive do you have in that laptop. I used to have an Acer that would also constantly stutter or freeze for a few seconds, and it was due to the Western Digital hard-drive spinning down at inappropriate times (and this was a high-end laptop). It seems slightly similar to what...
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    Poll: Spyros New Look

    Honestly, it looks like they tried to make him "edgier" and just went overboard in to "retarded". Maybe it's the low brow and the pig-snout, but he looks stupider (as in less smart).
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    Ubisoft Kills Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PC

    True, but you'd be ignoring a valid chunk of the market that, if done right, you can access without a large added cost. Proper PC development could make Ubisoft more money, if they just put in the extra effort.
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    What are the problems with Steam?

    It's been mentioned here a few times, but I thought I'd say it again, offline mode kinda sucks, especially if you get disconnected unexpectedly. Certain games REALLY don't like to be run offline... it's kinda annoying. Also, if you leave the window open, it can be kind of a memory hog, going up...
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    Ubisoft Kills Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on PC

    Developing for PC from the get-go (or at least considering a port during development) would solve a bunch of problems, and it would probably be cheaper than porting after the fact. Even then, a company can out-source the PC-port, like Eidos did with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It doesn't take as...
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    Poll: Are Skyrim enemies overpowered?

    Really, I've got a 100 Sneak Argonian with almost all Sneak perks unlocked (I put almost all of my perk-points in Sneak) + the Nightingale armor set (boots with a Muffle enchantment do make a difference) and I'm finding stealth slightly too easy. If I get spotted, I just un-crouch, run out of...
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    Poll: I'm Batman.

    I've always been a big fan of the animated series version of Batman (the original, although the later once are pretty good too). There was a good mix of serious and silly in those shows, a good balance between the old and the new, IMO. On a sidenote, I did like Miller's Batman in Year One and...
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    What would you tell a fictional character to completely blow their mind?

    At the end of Mass Effect 1: "Hey, Sheppard, guess what? You're ships gonna get blown up, you'll get burned up in a planet's atmosphere, get resurrected/rebuilt and you're gonna work for a bunch of pro-human terrorists that tried to kill you and an entire colony! Have fun!" "Also, you're...