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  1. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1178220/ICBM/

    ICBM is a real-time strategy game of nuclear destruction. Research new technologies, build up your nuclear stockpile and use a combination of ships, planes and missiles to strike at the heart of your opponents’ cities while keeping your population safe from harm.

    Did you ever play DEFCON? This looks like the spiritual successor to that game with more units and greater depth. Anyone tried it yet? What did you think? It's cheap at £15.49 but I'm gonna hold out for a deal at sale.

  2. Coming soon to a digital distributor near you. The Steam Autumn (Black Friday) Sale 2020 will (likely) start on November 24th and end on December 1st. Epic will probably offer a similar sale or special offers over the Black Friday period. 

    What are you hoping will end up on sale during this period? Anything you have got your eye on? 

    I want to pick up They Are Billions. The game has been on sale before but never with a huge discount. Hoping that this time around its too good a deal to pass on. 

  3. Ever had a parent or similar lament your choice of hobby? Ever had someone say that you'll suffer for a focus on videogames? Feel free to send them this and tell them to STFU. Video gaming can benefit mental health. 


    The study was done in the realm of videogame addiction and the researchers found that “if you play four hours a day of Animal Crossing, you’re a much happier human being," and I'm sure you could apply that to any other game too. 

    Other than a sense of wellbeing, what other benefits are there to be gained from gaming?

  4. Just being Devil's Advocate here, but if you have reported an issue on a popular game, it is likely others have had the same experience and reported the same issue too. Therefore, it is worth assuming they were working on a fix for that issue due to all the reports coming in. So rather than dealing with your specific experience they simply got on with the job of fixing the issue for all who had experienced it and - consequently - for all who would experience it in the future. That seems like a fairly efficient method of dealing with the problem.

  5. 2 hours ago, Empire said:

    Eventually they fixed the problem, but with no help from their customer service.

    How did they fix the problem then? Seems a bit of a strange thing to say, "they didn't help me but they fixed the issue." That suggests they did help you. Or am I missing something?

  6. On 11/4/2020 at 11:55 AM, Crazycrab said:

    Fortnite made $1.8 Billion last year

    Steam made $4.3 billion in 2017. That's not including their cut from microtransations and DLC. Fortnite is a freak occurrence. In general, free to play is not as successful as a business model as paid games.

  7. On 11/5/2020 at 12:21 AM, killamch89 said:

    The sequels up to Driver 3 was pretty good but with its dated graphics and gameplay, I'm not certain you'd like it that much though.

    Ha! At the ripe old age of 43, and a veteran of gaming back to an Amstrad CPC 464, a 486 DOS machine and megadrive, you can be sure I'm comfortable with dated graphics and gameplay. I'll check out the sequels; see if I can find some way to play them.

  8. When buying 'out the box' issues such as upgrades etc are obviously considered. With my machine there is no issue with upgrades. First thing I did was stick more RAM in. 

    Also, on the subject of warranty, if something goes wrong I can send the box back for repair/replacement. I don't need a degree in computer science to diagnose and identify the specific component which is at fault. 

  9. 6 hours ago, killamch89 said:

    Driver 3 was one of my favorites back in the day...


    I loved the original Driver. Played it to death on the PS1. I would spend hours editing replay videos purely for my own enjoyment as there was no function for sharing them 'back in the day'. Sadly never played the sequels.

  10. My son wants an new Xbox for Christmas and he's yammering on about the X being superior. Whilst I get that it is superior I do wonder if there is any real point in paying the extra money for it over the S. Other than the 4K feature (we don't have a 4K TV) I can't see any reason to buy the more expensive machine. Change my mind?

  11. On 9/7/2020 at 9:08 AM, Demon_skeith said:

    Steam will fall to second before long.

    I can't see that ever happening. Steam has such a strong market position and Epic relies mostly on Fortnite. Whilst I understand Fortnite is hugely popular it is also free. Free to play has never been an overly successful business model. The few Epic exclusives outside of Fortnite are insufficient to give them an advantage over Steam.

  12. Launching in direct competition with Google Stadia, the xCloud service is now available on Android but not on Apple. 


    Microsoft’s new game streaming service, Project xCloud, is now available on Android phones and tablets. It competes directly with Google’s Stadia, which launched last year and lets people play PC games on Android phones, Google’s Chromecast Ultra and in the Chrome web browser on most computers.

    Do you think this'll be a clever move for MS with the next generation of consoles just around the corner? Or could making Xbox games available without the requisite hardware be like shooting themselves in the foot? 

  13. On 9/13/2020 at 6:05 PM, Kane99 said:

    Especially if future consoles are made with the focus of VR. 

    That's really the crunch isn't it? Cost. PC gaming didn't really take off until the price came down to something affordable by Joe Public. The same is going to apply to VR. Until it becomes accessible it'll always be a specialism.

  14. My introduction to gaming was via the local arcade. Games like Golden Axe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, later Street Fighter, Outrun and Afterburner. I spent a small fortune chasing high scores. 

    Seems as though there are few arcades these days, primarily because you can play anything like from the arcade in the comfort of your home. 


    Does anyone still choose to go to the arcade?

  15. Has anyone played much in the way of VR games? I have seen a lot of new titles which are VR. The HL Alyx game is tempting but I don't know enough about the technology and interface to take the plunge. Seems like a heavy investment to test it out. Exmple: Oculus Rift is £400 here in the UK. 

    What are your thoughts and experiences of VR gaming?

  16. On 8/17/2020 at 6:28 PM, Shagger said:


    Fair point. Honestly, I don't find much in the groups and trading cards that useful either, but I do think Epic should at least add user reviews and ratings.

    User reviews would be a great addition. User reviews are the first thing I look at when considering buying a game. With them not being on Epic I find myself looking elsewhere for reviews before making a purchase. Seems silly they don't have them. 

  17. We all have a game which either escaped notice at point of release or that we never got around to playing despite it being hugely popular. 

    Mine is Star Craft 2. As a massive RTS fan its inconceivable that I missed this huge title when it was released. I always meant to give it a blast but never got around to it. Newer titles always tempted me away from it. 

    Which game have you never played but really, really, wished that you did?

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