Arabes's forum posts

#1 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

They can't tell you it's definitely power supply man, no IT guy is going to make a definite diagnosis on a piece of hardware they've never seen :) (I work in IT too). There's all sorts of things that can cause poor performance, without having the pc in your hands it's impossible to give a definitive answer. Do you have access to another computer or PSU?

#2 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

For me they don't change it up enough. I played the first 2 and haven't seen anything in the second two that make me think they're that different. If I want a batman fix I'll read a comic. I will never be able to play all the games that I want to so why should I play a game that is so similar to one's I've already completed?

But that's just my opinion, if you really enjoy these games and would play one every year, good for you, enjoy your self :) . But it doesn't take that much imagination to see how some people are burnt out on this franchise already.

#3 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

Almost everything in Darkest Dungeon - trinket effects, light level & supplies.

#4 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

No love for Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri? The greatest of all the civ games? :( I am a sad panda. I play SMACX every now and then because the writing and world building are fantastic. The original xcom with the fan patch that lets you actually change the difficulty (there was a bug in nearly all versions where when you changed the difficulty it didn't change) a still a great game although I think Xenonauts has finally replaced it.

#5 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

@kcin: When I read your first line 'I would guess that people with PCs are probably the so-called "whales" of gaming.' I thought you meant that all PC gamers were big spenders.

#6 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

@kcin: People with PC's are not whales. They don't have endless money to spend on games. Most PC gamer that I know don't own a console, they just own a PC. I use a PC cause I work in IT and because it's cheaper and more convenient for me to game that way. I buy all my games in steam sales for 75% off and I get to buy a huge variety of games for a pittance. I upgrade every 5 years or so and spend 300 - 400 but I save that in sales over those years. And while I have my PC hooked up to my TV, I also hav eit connected to a monitor in the sitting room. That way my missus can watch TV shows, I can game and we can still spend time together.

#7 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

Have you checked for an over heating issue? You could try installing a tool to monitor your cpu and gpu temp and see what they are spiking at.

#8 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

I use adblock and everything plays fines on Giantbomb. Is there any chance that you accidentally set it to block videos from giantbomb (if I remember correctly you can configure what it blocks) ?

#9 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

I hate to be a downer but there isn't a hope in hell of you getting a mod like that to work. You'd probably have an easier time making a real time version of civ using old civ 2 art assets from the groud up.

#10 Posted by Arabes (383 posts) -

@bhlaab: Except Jeff was wrong. I love Fallout 1 & 2 and thought 3 was pretty good. New Vegas was where it was at for me though. And a lot of that was the integration of the skills into the conversation options. If this is becoming Mass Effect I am going to be really bummed. THere are a million shooters out there with perks. Not everything needs to be that. Give me some variety.