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Forum: General Non-RPG March 16th, 2015, 07:45
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By Gaxkang
Elite: Dangerous looks like a much fairer game…

Elite: Dangerous looks like a much fairer game at the moment. One-off cost for the license and then microtransaction for (ugly) ship skins and books only.

A lot of anger at that game is centered…
Forum: Tech Help February 16th, 2015, 22:02
Replies: 45
Views: 1,349
Posted By Gaxkang
+1 for SSD. However… they wear out. The industry…

+1 for SSD. However… they wear out. The industry marketing line runs something like "you'd need to write 20GB a day for 10 years before it dies". Reality is that with pagefile hiberfile plus 50GB…
Forum: General Non-RPG February 1st, 2015, 13:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Gaxkang
I loved the original and I like this game a lot,…

I loved the original and I like this game a lot, but I'm annoyed at needing youtube or forums just to avoid wasting 4 hours of not knowing what's happening or how to make it happen.

While the…
Forum: General Non-RPG January 31st, 2015, 09:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By Gaxkang
I take it you didn't play the original in 1985? …

I take it you didn't play the original in 1985?

You start with a bad ship and an open universe. You can either trade legal, trade illegal, become a pirate, do missions, hunt pirates or scoop up…
Forum: Tech Help January 27th, 2015, 21:53
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Gaxkang
I'm in the same boat as Toff in that I've also…

I'm in the same boat as Toff in that I've also recently got a 980m laptop (Clevo too). I did consider an upgrade but the marginal cost of getting everything refreshed plus a new warranty was low…
Forum: Tech Help January 26th, 2015, 21:31
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Gaxkang
Good choice! (I just got a Clevo P170SMA with…

Good choice! (I just got a Clevo P170SMA with 980m and couldn't be happier)
Forum: Tech Help January 26th, 2015, 17:24
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Gaxkang
Fraid I can't help with the monitor - I have a…

Fraid I can't help with the monitor - I have a 16:10 fetish and don't think there is enough content to justify ultra res hardware at $$$ premium. I also can't tell the difference between 60 and 120…
Forum: Tech Help January 23rd, 2015, 16:50
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Gaxkang
Wireless. It allows me to shift my posture…

Wireless. It allows me to shift my posture without ripping out wires and usb ports. You just pick the thing up and drop it where you want. Same with working around papers, controllers etc. You never…
Forum: General RPG January 20th, 2015, 08:34
Replies: 76
Views: 2,838
Posted By Gaxkang
Imho you can only hope to have fun on warrior…

Imho you can only hope to have fun on warrior mode with all 6 magic bases covered, unfortunately. The game is brutal at that level. You go into various 'elemental' areas and if you can't buff…
Forum: General RPG January 20th, 2015, 07:14
Replies: 76
Views: 2,838
Posted By Gaxkang
Regrettably the classes are not terribly balanced…

Regrettably the classes are not terribly balanced and it can be very difficult to complete the game without certain buffs and debuffs - or at least without frustration :)

My advice would be to go…
Forum: News Comments January 15th, 2015, 09:14
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By Gaxkang
Interesting how they know what the most commonly…

Interesting how they know what the most commonly used first name for Shepard was in Italy but suffer data blackouts when it comes to their games knowing if you killed Leliana or not.

Also if you…
Forum: Tech Help January 10th, 2015, 10:29
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Gaxkang
Re buying in US - suggest you check the bands for…

Re buying in US - suggest you check the bands for both 3G and LTE. Also wifi may be on different standards there too. I presume the app store region can be changed easily enough though.
Forum: News Comments December 20th, 2014, 18:41
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Gaxkang
In a year that gave us Might & Magic X, Wasteland…

In a year that gave us Might & Magic X, Wasteland 2, Divinity Original Sin, Legend of Grimrock 2 etc — even suggesting soulless and broken old DA:I is a complete joke. Look forward to it scooping the…
Forum: Off-Topic December 20th, 2014, 18:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Gaxkang
I was going to get one but the anand forums were…

I was going to get one but the anand forums were buzzing with rage at thermal throttling which apparently kicks in way too soon and way too often especially relative to SP1. It seems MS didn't do…
Forum: General Non-RPG December 3rd, 2014, 21:24
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By Gaxkang
Anyone looking forward to Total War Atilla or SW…

Anyone looking forward to Total War Atilla or SW Battlefront?
Forum: General Non-RPG December 3rd, 2014, 12:27
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By Gaxkang
No I do realize ofc, it's just that I was about…

No I do realize ofc, it's just that I was about to upgrade my pc as a routine thing, and then thought …. actually, why? There is nothing on the horizon that seems to be … fun. So is it worth…
Forum: General Non-RPG December 3rd, 2014, 08:27
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By Gaxkang
Most anticipated 2015?

Fellow Watchers, what are your top 3 most anticipated mainstream (ie non kickstarter/indie/remake) PC (ie available on pc, not pc exclusive) games of 2015?

Please exclude
Pillars of Eternity…
Forum: Dragon Age: Inquisiton November 19th, 2014, 14:01
Replies: 36
Views: 1,011
Posted By Gaxkang
SSDs don't fail in one go like most mechanical…

SSDs don't fail in one go like most mechanical drives. The more you write the smaller the disk will get. Also I wouldn't confuse DRM encryption wear with security encryption. If the DRM is making GBs…
Forum: News Comments November 19th, 2014, 08:21
Replies: 139
Views: 4,805
Posted By Gaxkang
Yes, it's obviously very early, but the DRM uses…

Yes, it's obviously very early, but the DRM uses some encryption that revolves around making thousands of read-writes per second.

If you have a mechanical HDD this will just slow things down a…
Forum: News Comments November 17th, 2014, 22:10
Replies: 45
Views: 1,562
Posted By Gaxkang
I agree with CGO. The game grew on me enormously…

I agree with CGO. The game grew on me enormously once I realize just how subtly it reacted to you and just how much attention to little tiny detail there was. The art direction/atmosphere is 11/10…
Forum: General RPG November 17th, 2014, 11:22
Replies: 32
Views: 1,853
Posted By Gaxkang
Because it's better than real time without pause,…

Because it's better than real time without pause, as 99% of games are these days?

Also, once you have your orders you can unpause and watch a pretty quick fight that looks realistic. Pure turn…
Forum: News Comments November 17th, 2014, 08:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By Gaxkang
Metaphor for all these "closing rifts" quests…

Metaphor for all these "closing rifts" quests I've been seeing in DAI?
Forum: News Comments November 15th, 2014, 19:50
Replies: 124
Views: 3,526
Posted By Gaxkang
If you slap a '2' on a title it's hard to judge…

If you slap a '2' on a title it's hard to judge it on its own merits.

DA2 is a symbol. It is a symbol for the movement away from RPG conventions in favor of lighter, shallower and more casual…
Forum: News Comments November 15th, 2014, 15:41
Replies: 46
Views: 1,870
Posted By Gaxkang
Well we have had a deluge of information now, so…

Well we have had a deluge of information now, so forming an opinion should be permissible.
Forum: News Comments November 13th, 2014, 08:36
Replies: 140
Views: 7,095
Posted By Gaxkang
Except that they're not really "review" sites,…

Except that they're not really "review" sites, they're marketing outlets and have been for the last 7+ years at least. If you want a review wait until real people play it, eg here on the Watch. If…
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