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  • Video: Introducing Low Batteries, a series about mental health and gaming

  • kimchibaka 26/08/2015

    @Fragtaster I'm so sorry to hear about your father and glad that you made it through that awful, awful time.

    You say that video games were the only thing that got you through, did you try things like bereavement counselling, general counselling, or any of the other options? I mean no criticism whatsoever if you didn't, we all do what we need to to survive at such times and the easiest thing to turn to is what we have closest at hand. I just think it'd add to the insight we can share together, but only if you don't mind sharing more on what I totally understand is the most sensitive and personal of topics. Anyway, all the best buddy :)

    Johnny - this is a very brave piece indeed, and not something I ever thought I'd read on a gaming website - bravo. I'll follow the series with great interest. I have insight as a fellow sufferer of both, as well as OCD and many years now of family tragedy.

    The only thing I'd say is unlike in the video you must say that certain statements are your opinion or musings from your own experience, because it's not a 'one size fits all' theory (I know you didn't mean that but it's how it sometimes came across).

    Otherwise - again bravo, and well done Eurogamer!
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  • Is it too late to start playing Hearthstone?

  • kimchibaka 26/08/2015

    Just to add - I think the one really cynical cashgrab by Blizzard imo (not sure how true it is but I read they earn an astonishing $40m a month from the game) is the recent introduction of the new hero avatars (animated etc) - the only thing so far that can only be bought for cash and not gold.

    While it's not part of the core experience I feel this may set a precedent. It's not right to me that after so long (with everything available until that for gold as well as money) there's suddenly something that bucks the trend, and once so many people have become so invested in the game.
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  • kimchibaka 26/08/2015

    @loinnird Although not as common, there are quests for killing minions, damage to enemy heroes, playing certain values minions, and a free card pack one for spectating a friend winning, and you can swap one quest per day so if you wait three days swapping the ones you don't want, then clearing a space for the next day's quest, you should get more of these (though the card pack is once a month I think).

    The last one's a new addition and in this and other ways I think Blizzard are moving in the right direction (guaranteed card pack for an arena run however you do, a free pack for your first weekly Tavern Brawl win and the other changes) but not enough (yet?) for a casual useless player like myself to start now perhaps!

    Forgot to add in the last comment - Naxxramas is worth playing through for all the cards but the common consensus is if you're not that interested in one class (forget which - Paladin perhaps?) you only need to play the first wing of Black Rock Mountain.

    To sum up everything I've said, really - if you're new you may well enjoy it if the matchmaking's decent, but if you're casual like me you might hit a wall at some point where to get much further you need more cards imho, which will require either time or money. If you go for time and just enjoy messing around in the game it shouldn't be a problem (though you'll tear your hair out at times!).
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  • kimchibaka 26/08/2015

    @mrcheesyelf I started soon after the full release and haven't spent a penny. Before the new expansion I had probably around 80% of all the cards, bought all the adventures with gold, and if I dusted all the cards I'll never use can craft anything I like.

    One thing I learned when the first expansion dropped was to save up all your gold as soon as it's announced. Now I try to have 1000 'in the bank'.

    I was lucky to start when I did. It's my first CCG and it took me months to 'get' it. Luckily the card pool was quite small back then compared to now and plenty of folks were in the same boat as me. Also the matchmaking is quite fair at times, in a sense. If I use my main (Mage) which is quite a competitive deck and has won loads I get tough opponents, if I use Hunter who I only recently started with I seem to get other 'newbies'. I say it's fair 'in a sense' because my Mage gets matched to some ridiculously good decks, far better than mine by people who obviously really know what they're doing and have spent ages researching netdecks/combos, and 9/10 I'll face four or five Priests in a row. I'm far too casual/don't have the time so I don't bother and can only marvel when someone buffs a card to one hit kill in one turn.

    In general I'd say for someone like me who's new to these games, doesn't put much time into deck creation or researching everything, isn't particularly skilled, and just likes a good skirmish and the 'puzzle solving' aspect of a game unfolding now's too late to start. I have the feeling though that new players get a generally easy ride being matched with similar, as they should.

    I absolutely disagree with the comments that say certain expensive cards don't win matches - you have to learn and plan for them coming from your opponent at certain turns otherwise they can - and do - in my frequent experience. They can turn the whole tide of a game.That said, yes some of the best cards are also easily got and common.

    Looking at Gamefaqs when the last expansion dropped I was staggered by how much people are spending on this - one guy bought 581 decks!!! He was moaning because he got a handful of legendaries. Luckily I bought ten packs with my gold and got two (one golden which I can exchange for any other 'regular' legendary so that was cool).

    One thing I've noticed in ranked play, as I bounce between the lower ranks (20-17, always been the same since I started) is that netdecks etc are much more common in the last month or two, and it's regular to see ridiculous combos, sets of cards, and legendaries, (and even golden heroes - which means 500 wins under their belt) at level 20.

    I basically do the dailies, rise up when they involve the Mage, then sink again when I have to use something else.
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  • A great explanation for how oldschool graphics worked

  • kimchibaka 19/08/2015

    @Tyronne I sold my Amstrad 6128 (full working order) on Ebay 9 years ago...I got a quid for it :( Regretted that minimum price as a cheapskate listing expecting it to get far more, but now more than ever I wish I'd just kept it whatever the offer. Ah, the memories.

    Really shoddy ports at times (well most of the time) but when the games were done decently it had some of the best versions around for the 8 bit (Gryzor I am looking particularly at you with loving, nostalgic eyes).

    Happy gaming :)
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  • 129 Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller nearly half price at Amazon

  • kimchibaka 12/08/2015

    @null Thank you too sir (as per my previous post) :)

    I'm so surprised at this and am thinking of all sorts of ramifications such as restaurants where the menu gives a price but you don't pay until the end.

    (I know the consumer can send uneaten food back at anytime and can't be charged if not satisfied, so perhaps food is separate and a bad example. Unfortunately I did naively try 'UK law' in a Chinatown in Japan once over a really fucking dodgy Peking Duck, and my gonads ended up being a couple of sword strokes away from the next day's menu so I paid up - lesson learned there!).
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  • kimchibaka 12/08/2015

    @trisclark Thank you kindly, I'm really surprised at that given my experiences, which is why I asked. I think my largest discount over the years was 50 a year or two ago off a Satnav at Currys and they didn't blink before selling it to me at that price(before dashing off to correct the mistake in a panic). I didn't even ask for the discount - if they'd said 'sorry, no' I wouldn't have wanted it, would have questioned it, put it back on the shelf, and then come home to look into it a bit more. So I guess it's just company policy, but funnily I've never come across a bricks and mortar store in 25+ years who don't honour the display price.

    I don't care about negs (been round here long enough) - just wanted to ask why people were doing it for me asking an honest question. I see not one has bothered to respond in writing. Hey ho.
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  • kimchibaka 12/08/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro Has that changed recently? I've always had retailers honour marked prices in store where they've made an error (before money changed hands) over decades and as late as last year - ?

    Edited to add - How can I get negged for a genuine question? I've had it happen so often (over very many years, being an old 'un) and without quibbling or usually even asking got the item at the advertised priced. Usually the shop staff have immediately dashed over to the offending item to remove/change the prices, so I'd assumed it was trading standards legislation???
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  • Humble Bandai Namco Bundle includes Dark Souls and Enslaved

  • kimchibaka 05/08/2015

    @Sousuke_Sagara Yes the graphical tweaks are essential for Enslaved 'out the box' on PC - the motion blur, AA....urgh it was a mess. Bit of tweaking and runs a beaut :) Reply 0
  • Now it's got Steam Workshop support, is Knights of the Old Republic 2 worth returning to?

  • kimchibaka 29/07/2015

    @bad09 Many thanks my friend I will jump into 1 first then :) Reply +1
  • kimchibaka 29/07/2015

    I got one and 2 in that ridiculously cheap humble bundle, is it worth playing 1 first or just jumping into 2? Reply 0
  • Hearthstone's next expansion is all about the Hero Power

  • kimchibaka 23/07/2015

    @Alnilam 'no, "reduce by one" would mean if you played 2 of the same card they would each reduce it by 1 ultimately making it cost 0 to use your hero power. "Set to 1" means that even if you played more it would only ever get set to 1 never be possible to cost any less.'

    Yes, obviously, it seems I'm not explaining myself well enough - you'll only be able to play ONE of these in your deck at a time (even if you can have two in your deck, which I'd be surprised at), so you can only reduce your hero power to 1 mana - which is exactly the same result as 'set it to one'.
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  • kimchibaka 23/07/2015

    @BigDannyH 'Ahh, set to one not reduced by one, that makes sense.'

    Isn't it the same thing, as hero powers all cost two, and you'll only be able to use one card in your deck?
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  • The murky genius of Fallout: New Vegas

  • kimchibaka 12/07/2015

    @lucky_jim I hear you. Maybe I was just unlucky but I sunk 50+ hours into Fallout 3 only to fight my way to the top of a building for a mission. Finished the mission and went to take the lift down which needed a battery - no problem as I'd left the battery (I didn't think I'd need) in the room below due to a full inventory. I spent an evening looking for that battery, even though after five minutes it was clear it had despawned, and the only way out the building was the lift :( My old saves didn't help so I had no choice but to give up or start again. I won't ever play one of these titles again. Reply 0
  • Blizzard gives European Hearthstone players free cards

  • kimchibaka 12/05/2015

    An Ironbeak Owl...just what I'd always dreamed of :( Reply 0
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review

  • kimchibaka 08/05/2015

    @kafiota Never forgive! Never forget! It was a travesty of a review.
    @bostec - What worse than 'Dead Space' Dan?!!

    (Edit) This review's by Dead Space Dan!!! :0
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  • Nintendo records first annual profit in four years

  • kimchibaka 08/05/2015

    They've completely fucked the whole thing up from start to finish the way I see it - they should have sold at least three times that number. Half of the Gamecube sales is an absolute disaster (and I say that as a proud owner still of that machine and most of its best games).

    They got it terribly, terribly wrong from day 1 with just the name alone where their previous casual market didn't know it was a new machine, and there was basically zero marketing, or proper selling of the controller (the only thing I remember was that terrible commercial where the bloke 'hit' a golf ball off the controller - I think with a Wiimote - which was set up on the floor).

    Then there were virtually no major releases for the first year...the unique controller for asymmetrical gameplay that was hardly ever used...the list just goes on and on...

    It's got to the point where there are enough 'essential' games for me to really, really want one. But I feel like I'm going to be burned if I do buy - having to run a gauntlet of overpriced old games (compared to other systems), the same for Wiimotes and nunchucks (as I never had a Wii), and looking for that one shop anywhere in London that stocks Nintendo stuff (just as I had to in the late Gamecube days - will never forget the solitary rack of stuff in HMV Piccadilly trying desperately to shift a few games but mostly Freeloaders - great pieces of kit - for 3 or so).

    I probably still would get one EXCEPT they've basically already said it's dead with the announcement of the NX.

    Very sad how (imo) they've effed up what to me is still the most appealing current gen console. They should be absolutely flying right now with this machine. If I had to buy one of the three tomorrow I'd probably get a PS4, not because I'd rather have one for the games on offer, but because there is ENOUGH on it to play to keep me occupied, coupled with the fact that Nintendo have completely lost my faith in them :(
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  • Spelunky speedrun world record set at 1:47.182

  • kimchibaka 08/05/2015

    @gummygod It's a Jeffrey article...there is always one major mistake as an easter egg :) Reply +6
  • Playtonic launches 175k Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter campaign

  • kimchibaka 03/05/2015

    I can't find the link to the pre-alpha gameplay at 5pm yesterday promised in the behind the scenes vid...perhaps I'm just being blind, anyone help?

    Oh they've added it to the middle of this article...
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  • Video: Why the brains behind Banjo-Kazooie left Rare to start again

  • kimchibaka 03/05/2015

    I can't find the link to the promised pre-alpha gameplay at 5pm yesterday... Reply -1
  • Video: What happens if you delete P.T. from your PS4?

  • kimchibaka 01/05/2015

    @TomPhillipsEG So put the spoiler UNDER the video or in white text that needs to be highlighted. Reply 0
  • Trine 3: Can Early Access iron out some of the series' kinks?

  • kimchibaka 27/04/2015

    As single player games I found the first two slightly hollow - if gorgeous - experiences. Reply 0
  • Amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights free download on Wii U this week

  • kimchibaka 27/04/2015

    Err... That sub-headline...? :confused: :eek: :-(
    That's why the last editor quit!
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  • In Theory: Nintendo GameCube remasters on Wii U

  • kimchibaka 26/04/2015

    @MattEvansC3 No, the reason no one bought it and third party support dried up overnight was because the marketing budget was non-existant.

    Even in Japan barely anyone knew and/or cared what it was or that it was out.
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  • kimchibaka 26/04/2015

    I lived in Japan throughout the years before Nintendo gave up the Cube and barely anyone there either knew or cared it existed (I'm being generous here as while no-one I knew did, I'me sure there were a few).

    No marketing and the PS2 was already all-dominant.

    Such a shame because not only is it one of my favourite consoles ever it houses some of the very best exclusives of that era imho.
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  • Mortal Kombat X review

  • kimchibaka 20/04/2015

    Terrible review imo for many of the reasons already stated, so won't retread.

    The reviewer seems to be a new writer here, so I hope they're fresh to it, been given a big job as a show of confidence, and won't feel too knocked by the scathing criticisms.

    If not, this 'review' - which is about as informative, unfortunately, as those two paragraph bits in papers like The Metro - is yet another huge knock to the site imo. If the stuff posted above about the writer's seeming long-term agenda against this game is true...oh dear.

    If the writer is a new hand setting out I hope they don't get discouraged, but I feel they've been needlessly thrown to wolves here.

    Oli - get a grip on this site asap.
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  • Mortal Kombat X enjoys biggest ever launch for a Mortal Kombat game in UK

  • kimchibaka 20/04/2015

    @cbaxter006 There's already a mod to change fov, albeit on foot only and pretty sure it won't be allowed online. Hopefully they'll patch that in officially. Reply 0
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 played on omni-directional treadmill and Oculus Rift

  • kimchibaka 18/04/2015

    @spekkeh Unlike some others I think you make some very good points in your earlier comments, before the one I have just read which is followed by one by EvilWaterman.

    However, saying that being on the autistic spectrum (which everybody is to some extent according to many/most experts in the field) makes anyone 'have less empathy' is ignorant in the extreme.
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 gets PS4 release date

  • kimchibaka 17/04/2015

    Blimey, is this the most officially re-released game ever in its various incarnations?

    Serious questions - five installments beggars belief for me (I gave up on Street Fighter 2 all those years ago after its second or third iteration).
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  • Super Mega Baseball review

  • kimchibaka 17/04/2015

    @greenllama88 Great to hear MLB The Show mentioned. I've never played it but always wanted to and really should (I got absolutely addicted to baseball - and sumo - when I lived in Japan, having known nothing about it before). Even the PS2 games when I was over there looked great for the time (sadly no chance to try).

    For any sports fans who don't know the game I would heartily recommend it (baseball in general). The rules aren't too hard to pick up (less so by far imo than cricket) and some hard fought games become beyond epic.

    The only thing that puts me off this one a bit is the aesthetic - would love a realistic sports sim - must pick up the last MLB The Show.
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  • Hands on with the Recreated ZX Spectrum

  • kimchibaka 05/04/2015

    The British have a very totemistic self image. We define ourselves by red buses, black taxis, cups of tea and the Sunday roast.
    Oh do fuck off.

    Were you one of the ones waving flags at Thatcher's send off too, despite anybody with half an interest in politics knowing that her government was packed with paedophiles? Have you only realised that since? Or don't you follow the news at all? You certainly know nothing about present day British culture.

    No time for such nonsense. As I'm from Kent I'm off down the local now for a half of mild, reminiscences about hop picking, and if I'm lucky a roll in a barn with a milkmaid.

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  • Ride review

  • kimchibaka 03/04/2015

    @Krappers At least it wasn't 'Drive Blind'! Reply +3
  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • kimchibaka 02/04/2015

    Great article and some wonderful, responsible responses.

    I was pretty disturbed when my 9 year old niece (who in many ways is young for her age) wanted me to sign up to some online girly superstar game (with in-game chat) and within seconds of creating a character I had friends requests coming at me. I left that one there and immediately had a word with her mum.

    She told me she has a 'best friend' online in the game who she's obviously attached to, now who knows if it's another child or someone old enough to have children themselves like myself?

    I find all this pretty scary really. And this is a 'kids' game!

    My nephew's 5 and is routinely given his mum's iPad to pacify him in the car which he mainly uses for Mincraft. The thing is, he's obsessed with Let's Plays, and while the game may be OK for a child that young many of these are most definitely not, both in terms of language and tone as well as the kind of social skills a boy in his first year at school shouldn't (imo) be learning from.

    All the children are dearly loved by both parents but they are incredibly busy people who don't really understand what's involved in some of this stuff, and spoil the children rotten with all the latest internet-connected devices, both because they can, and because that's the norm in their social circles.

    I got GTA IV on release day and played it a LOT in the first weeks. There was one forum thread on Gamefaqs where a young adult said he'd played for days straight and then when driving to the shop for some snacks with his friend was struggling not to speed and take shortcuts over pavement corners, grass verges etc. He also said he did have weird thoughts about mowing down pedestrians if he saw any (it was nighttime). Many thought he was joking at first, but as the thread went on it appeared not...

    I didn't buy GTA V purely because of the random rape encounter where (I've read) the choices are either to shoot the rapists or just walk away and leave them to it. That's way too much for me in the same way I don't watch sick films like Hostel. In fact I wonder if it's worse, as it's interactive...

    I grew up in the early 80s and things have got a lot, lot worse since then imo.
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  • Watch the world's best Call of Duty teams compete for $1m

  • kimchibaka 30/03/2015

    Denial star James "Clayster" Eubanks, who had one every major Call of Duty competition apart from the Championship before tonight's victory, was named tournament MVP.
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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U will not launch in 2015

  • kimchibaka 29/03/2015

    For me Nintendo have really effed everything up. I was a PS2/3 early adopter who is less and less likely to buy either 'next gen' effort the more I hear about them, and just stick with my modest PC. But, the last few months I was beginning to think a WiiU purchase was inevitable sooner or later...

    Then they broadcast the NX, now they announce this. True or not, my perception is that they're either giving up for now and/or the NX will be backwards compatible (games aside, with their now ridiculous range of different controllers it better be!) so I won't be getting one after all.

    Seems like a right old mess, and so much so avoidable :(
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  • Watch Hearthstone's longest ever turn clock in at over 40 hours

  • kimchibaka 25/03/2015

    Just finished.

    Watched the whole thing to learn some new tricks and in 45 hours and 18 minutes he only used one move :/
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  • A new Singularity title has been teased

  • kimchibaka 24/03/2015

    A gem of a game missed by many people because of the lack of publicity. Lent it to a friend and he didn't even bother playing it in the end because of the lack of 'noise' there'd been compared to other games at the time :( Reply 0
  • Among Friends: How Naughty Dog Built Uncharted 2

  • kimchibaka 01/03/2015

    @Suarez07 I replayed 2 loads because the combat was often approachable in so many different ways and unpredictable. That's why I didn't like 3 much - you so often and so obviously had to shoot this guy first and then go to that one exact spot to deal with the next who spawned out of nowhere behind you. It felt unfair when you died simply because you hadn't worked out the correct 'order' you were meant to do things in. In 1 and 2 of course there often was a 'best' order on Hard mode, but only because some sections had the odds stacked so much against you and one or two shots and you'd be dead. Reply +4
  • PS4 20th Anniversary Edition unit No. 00001 sold for 85K

  • kimchibaka 18/02/2015

    Is Wes the most interesting writer at EG now? I think he is - he knocks it out the park again for me. Reply 0
  • Rich Stanton on: Requiem for a dreamer

  • kimchibaka 14/02/2015

    Poor Konrad, just watching his body language when Molyneux's speaking during that update vid... Reply +2
  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • kimchibaka 13/02/2015

    @Cakemuffin There is no excuse whatsoever for threats of any kind, and I don't read Gaf so can't comment on what's being said there. Baying mobs on the internet are imo the worst thing about it.

    However, he doesn't 'over promise' (at least not in this case) - he flat out lies, and that's what he's being called on. If you read the PocketGamer interview in particular you'll see he admits he lied in the Kickstarter, and he's lied to Bryan.

    He says in that one that the money for Bryan has been accrued since day one, but (presumably, as the young gent hasn't seen a penny) he won't release it until the multiplayer (which never looks like happening) is up.

    Why not just give him the cash he was promised so far (and is apparently waiting in a bank account or the likes somewhere) now??! Why not have given it to him from the start?

    Bryan's a young guy making his way through costly education. The 'winner' was promised something life-changing, and in that situation particularly I think it really would be.

    His personal situation aside, the winner's 'life-changing' prize amounted to transport within the UK to play a demo they weren't that interested in, being cold-shouldered at the pub they were taken to, a T-shirt and signed poster, and then being ignored for years.

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  • kimchibaka 12/02/2015

    @GD71 You should read the link I gave in the comment a half dozen or so before yours!

    Molyneux's own words - not only can Bryan's role be lost, there's a supposed % of cash that's SUPPOSEDLY built up for the guy from day 1, but he can't for some reason (rolls eyes) have it until the multiplayer (which the new lead developer - promoted from unpaid intern no less! - himself seems to despair at ever coming good) goes live.

    Bryan has been absolutely shafted, so all credit to the guy he's taken it so well.

    I only got the full picture myself after reading this article, the RPS one linked, and the PocketGamer one with the really astonishing stuff (not linked here).
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  • kimchibaka 12/02/2015

    @AcidSnake That's exactly what Molyneux says in the Pocket Gamer interview yes. If someone challenges him and wins the power and money from that point onwards go to them, not Brian.

    In the same interview Moly says Brian's been accruing a % from the start, he 'just' won't be given it until the God role starts (for what reason hmmm?).

    Great article but wish Wes had picked up on that and called him out on it. In my own words: PAY THE YOUNG GENT HIS MONEY YOU LYING FUCKERS.
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  • Star Wars Humble Bundle one of the best yet

  • kimchibaka 12/02/2015

    Blimey, a great deal just got even better. Stumped up the huge sum of 8 for nine games originally and now they give me 3 more!!!

    Not sure what to play first after I'm done with Empire at War (which is living up to my memories). It seems like KOTOR, Republic Commando and Battlefront 2 are all very highly rated?
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  • kimchibaka 05/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Many thanks buddy! Yes I've already had great advice from kind folks on here when asking for recommendations for a decent mouse and stuff :)

    Never thought I'd get back into PC gaming as the PS3 kept me more than busy enough, but seeing as I got an Alienware I had to at least try and haven't looked back since!

    (I'm not quite sure why I got an upgrade from a Dell to an Alienware either. Unfortunately the Alienware's caused me far more hassle than the original ever did, and other than going to the head office in person and demanding to speak to the boss I've tried everything to get it resolved without any joy, but at least it's working for now).

    Anyway, 8 later and my nine Star Wars games are downloading. Now, what to play first?!!
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  • kimchibaka 04/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I'm sure I will enjoy them, loved Empire At War, love those kind of games from a slightly simpler age (like the first RTS Middle Age PC game).

    Recently 'fell' back into PC gaming after a ten year hiatus when Dell effed up my order and repairs so much they gave me an Alienware 17 laptop to compensate (not without its own issues and would never touch anything from them again, but right now at least it's working!!!)

    Haven't touched the PS3 since!

    About a year and a half ago now I got started with the PC gamer beginners stuff, so still absolutely befuddled by most of it, and thanks so much everyone for the help and tips!! :)
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  • kimchibaka 04/02/2015


    Brilliant, thanks so much for your help, off to buy now!!! :)
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  • kimchibaka 04/02/2015


    Thanks so much : )

    I'll go for the full set at the ridiculous $12 then!
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  • kimchibaka 04/02/2015

    Tempted on this as I used to enjoy Empire at War and haven't played any of the others (yes, shame on me!).

    I'm new to PC gaming though - do I buy this and then unlock all the games on Steam, or do I have to pay extra to do that (per game presumably)?
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  • Games of 2014: Hearthstone

  • kimchibaka 31/12/2014

    I somehow don't think Trump needs loads of money from Blizzard, he seems to be doing 'rather well' as it is!

    Haven't spent a penny and constructed my own decks, anything else doesn't seem like a fun way to play or learn a game to me, but each to their own :) I'm quite happy bumbling around the lower levels every season as a result solely due to my own choices, good or bad.

    Had lots of fun for free and it's taken me a fair while to work out (first CCG) - I'd say it was perfect really for what it is (though again don't have any previous experience with these things).

    I can have most of the cards I want having played all year and built up many duplicates, gold and dust, but usually I don't bother and try to perfect my strategy with the basic cards. I'm not sure I would recommend it as F2P for new players now though who would have to pay or grind for Naxx entry (to get those cards), and missed the bonus packs of Goblin cards.
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