FlamingHobo's forum posts

#1 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

Awesome deal. Thanks for sharing!

#2 Edited by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

It's not the lack of high resolution textures that stop me from enjoying Morrowind its rather the lack of a full voiced NPC cast. It may sound like such an odd complaint but the game just feels flat out backwards when compared to Oblivion and/or Skyrim because of that for me.

#3 Edited by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

@ravenlight: Tried both options. Neither of them seemed to have any effect. :(

Thanks for the suggestion though dude.

#4 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

Sup duders,

So I just bought Planescape: Torment from GoG and really digging it so far. However, my experience is being severely hampered by, what I'm guessing is, a graphical bug. The bug is a black screen that will suddenly fade in and out without any obvious catalysts. I get the same bug whilst playing Abe's Odyssey on Steam and running the .exe's through compatibility modes doesn't seem to fix the issue. There's no problem with the video card overheating etc. either. Any ideas?


OS: Windows 8 64 Bit

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40 GHz

Gfx Card: nVIDIA GTX 550 Ti

Memory: 4GB

#5 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

@ghostiet said:

It all serves to reinforce the ending - there are variations even on the same stories in the multiverse, but they are outweighed by the constants.

This pretty much sums up the significance of the "choices."

#6 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

The uncompromising love this community has for the site's hosts is both inspiring and very, very creepy. (Probably why I keep coming back!)

#7 Posted by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

I've only ever really been into the Heroes side of the Might & Magic franchise, and by that I mean that I love Heroes of Might & Magic III to death, but I really dug the style of this trailer. Consider me mildly intrigued.

#8 Edited by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

From what I've read, I understand that it's similar to Aliens: Colonial Marines (i.e. cool ideas buried beneath a rushed product.) That in itself is largely surprising to me since I thought the game would pretty much be the very definition of bland or straight up garbage.

#9 Edited by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

@savage said:

You could try restarting Steam, and see if it appears then. That often resolves issues with pre-orders and pre-loads.

I've found this to be the case. Either that or I only have 'Installed' games appearing in my library rather than all of it.

#10 Edited by FlamingHobo (4483 posts) -

@flaminghobo said:

@salad10203 said:

@flaminghobo said:

The success of the SteamBox will be measured by how it affects the success of the Steam platform against its costs to Valve. How should they go about it? I'm not sure but Valve is a smart company and I'm 99.9% sure they certainly have a plan as to how.

Exactly, that was sort of my line of thinking. Making Half-Life 3 a Steam exclusive would be the ultimate marketing tactic to bring console-gamers onto Steam.

I don't think that makes a lot of sense. The Half-Life franchise is predominantly identified with PC gamers with the only massive exceptions being those console gamers who really attached to The Orange Box. Making Half-Life 3 a SteamBox exclusive would cause more outrage than sales from PC gamers too imo. Customers have invested a large stake in their rig and the majority of those customers will continue to do so unless SteamBox offers something that conventional towers never can.

They're talking about making it exclusive to Steam not Steambox, PC gamers will also be able to play a steam exclusive.

Well, this is embarrassing.

In terms of it solely being a Steam exclusive, I don't think Valve would see a massive increase and/or decrease in sales by doing so.