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  1. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/02/12/fall-of-the-empire-how-inner-turmoil-brought-down-a-legendary-studio.aspx
  2. On the note of old games and laptops...one of my all time favorite RTS games was Conquest:Frontier Wars. It worked on all versions of Windows until Win8. If anyone knows of a fan patch or otherwise which allows it to run and play the game...I'd love it.
  3. Yep, I'm using the Newer Warcraft 2 version that uses the windows installers. I used to have the older version of Warcraft 2, but got rid of it since up until recently (even with Win 7) the Windows version worked fine and was easier for me in all ways. Now it installs, but doesn't play...even with the 8.1 update. I had no idea that Blizzard had released a new version of the original StarCraft on battle.net. Is it free? Or do I have to purchase a game I own on CD all over again? I've been trying to play off CD...and even with patches it doesn't run of Win 8. There doesn't seem to be a
  4. Some of the games had tricks to get them running or fan patches for Win7. Can't get the original StarCraft to run in Win8, nor Dominion Wars, or some of the Civ games, and Warcraft 2 is very hard to get up and running. Diablo has the multicolor thing going...which had a fix in Win 7, but that fix was disabled in Win 8 and Win 8.1 so you can't fix it any more. Starfleet command also does not work anymore, no idea why as it did work with Win 7, but can't get it started with Win 8. I can't get the Lucasarts games to run for the most part, they had a patch to get them working under Win 7, b
  5. Hmm, with AD&D, OD&D, BECMI I always played homebrew worlds...so couldn't really say. I guess for AD&D for me it would have been Dragonlance or OA if anything. Maybe Greyhawk. For 2e it was definitely Forgotten Realms For 3e/3.5...hmmm...once again more homebrew. For 4e it was Dark Sun. The way they wrote it, it was about perfect for the way they designed DS4e. for Pathfinder, it's Golarion...of course.
  6. Unlike some of you, I love AD&D. Love it more than 3e (AKA D20 D&D), love it more than 4e, in fact, love it just about more than any other RPG system other than possibly BECMI.
  7. I do. I travel a lot...so yes, I look at what the specs on my laptop is because it will be a gaming laptop. Luckily, over the past year or two have had NO trouble with games myself, at least current games. My problems lie with Win8 and legacy games. I have had major problems getting some of the older games to run on Win8.
  8. I can't stand the Elder Scrolls games, the older and farther back you get, the worst they get. Planescape was simply too hard for me, probably because combat sucked (story was good though). My favorite IE game was IWD w/ XP Railroad me in a CRPG...I can't guess what you are thinking half the time...so simply tell me plainly. Are those blasphemous enough?
  9. Ummm, you may be right...but at least 50% of the time it's targeted towards primates...as Tale pointed out. Afterall...I'm a primate and most of my buds are too...and if the games are targeted towards us and them...well...... I suppose we all can't be technologically advanced aliens from unknown evolutionary backgrounds with tentacles and nodules for appendages from the far reaches of space who possess super highly intelligent brains. I know that may be the majority that wander these boards... but for those of us who are from Planet earth...the majority who play video games are human.
  10. I think there's a few people out there that have that exact same sentiment currently.
  11. Well, not the typical JRPG, going to give Dragon's crown a whirl. More of a side scroller, but I hear it has some RPG elements, ala the D&D side scrolling games they had in the late 90s or early 00s (can't ever recall exactly when those were released). Actually I hear they are weightier in the RPG elements that that, more a Diablo lite style.
  12. I have no nostalgia for duck tales. However, I did just order Dragon's Crown. It should be around by the weekend, or so I hope. I tried going to the gamestores, but they were all sold out. So I ordered it. Looks like it could be fun.
  13. Oh, but EA will produce (under the Bioware banner) Dragon Age 3 and another Mass Effect game...and you'll be suckered to buy at least one of those!!! I figure I'll at least be suckered to buy at least one of those (more likely DA3, though to tell the truth I have enjoyed ME better...but that series seems to be on the downhill slope to straight TPS with no RP, while it appears they may be making a much harder and stronger effort on DA3 than they did no DA2).
  14. Jade Empire has SecuRom? I have Jade Empire, the Special Edition. I don't recall any internet junk with it going on. Are there different versions of Jade Empire that they sold, some with Securom and others without it?
  15. See, and this is why Iwata-san deserves a bow. I had no intention of buying a Wii-U...but a company that actually values it's employees!!! WOW!!! That's enough to support them regardless.
  16. If I understood correctly, there is a folder options that you can access by going to the control panel, or in the upper corner of the bar/ribbon thing which you can customize the folder settings.
  17. It's not just the superiority of PC as a platform, it's that PC is a more progressive market, especially with the onset of digital distribution, something consoles have been woefully slow to embrace. Everyone, from developers to customers, have more options on PC. It's the console business models that are outdated, out moded, and not really good for the industry as a whole. Well, Microsoft wanted to embrace it fully...the only problem is that all those people that didn't migrate to it on PC...and are playing consoles...sort of threw a hissy fit in regards to it... For some reason
  18. I'm actually supposed to be enjoying the great outdoors with family right now, and only have the Win 7 machine, but if you haven't gotten an answer I should be able to see how to on my Win8 machine by this weekend. I think it should be as simple as going to the properties view and modifying it there. I know the VLC and Media players still work that way in the view, so I imagine the folders would as well, but as I said, don't have the laptop on me right now...instead having to do the grilling for a picnic...
  19. Just wanted to say, from what I've narrowed it down from, in many Ways Win8 builds on Win7 and SHOULD (should being the key word) be just as compatible with programs as Win7. MS seems to have introduced some weird protocols (anti-piracy or something) that actually prevents some programs from running right, even with compatibility on. I have NO idea who the idiot at MS was that thought such a move was such a good idea. Even worse, unless you hack their program (which WILL invalidate their agreement with you if I read right) and disable the way they made the items (if you try to shut it down
  20. I'm not certain I understand the question. Unless it's a "vital" program as determined by MS (not the admin) you close it the same way you would in previous versions of Windows. If it refuses, you can always ctrl+alt+del it just like you could always do previously. Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are asking?
  21. Just wanted to say, from what I've narrowed it down from, in many Ways Win8 builds on Win7 and SHOULD (should being the key word) be just as compatible with programs as Win7. MS seems to have introduced some weird protocols (anti-piracy or something) that actually prevents some programs from running right, even with compatibility on. I have NO idea who the idiot at MS was that thought such a move was such a good idea. Even worse, unless you hack their program (which WILL invalidate their agreement with you if I read right) and disable the way they made the items (if you try to shut it down
  22. And what's the added value except being slightly more effective with SSDs and memory? I'd like to hear the answer to this question as well. Upgrading carries a lot of potential driver and compatibility related issues that haven't yet been exposed through regular use. Certain costs are incurred as well. A new above average configuration today runs programs and games at top speeds (my 6 year old machine is pretty fast, I can only imagine what a newer PC with a better CPU and SSD is like) on the generally stable Windows 7. Why would anyone need/want Windows 8 in the foreseeabl
  23. Definitely getting the FFX/X-2 remake as well. Also, if you are into the Tales series... don't Forget Tales of Symphonia Chronicles supposedly coming out early next year also.
  24. If I recall correctly... Jordon won best NBA defensive player...which probably indicates he was a tad better at a lot of other things than just shooting... MJ I think had more skill overall. Lebron is just big...a very skillful big...but still big. Jordon probably could outmaneuver Lebron...because he'd have to...otherwise Lebron would run him over. Lebron is good, but I think skillswise...Jordon was better. Then again, as someone already mentioned...winning is a TEAM effort...not just one guy. Jordon may have been the best there ever was, and is...but he'd have gone nowhere
  25. I think it's telling that people who like DS3 sort of indicate that it is not like the other two and that's a good thing. If you make a sequel, normally you want it enough like the others before it that the fans of the originals...will still be fans of the new. Even if it's a GREAT game...making the old fans unhappy because the game is different then the old games normally stimulates the old fans to give you bad word of mouth...and that's never good. Unless of course, you are Bethesda and are making FO3...then for some reason you bring bank.
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