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What will you put up with for a good storyline?

Posted on 28th Jan 2010 at 11:57 by Mark Mackay with 33 comments

Mark Mackay
After finishing my new gaming rig recently, I installed a few games that I’ve been meaning to get through. Mass Effect and Fallout 3 were amongst those titles. I’d dabbled in both before but found that the slow pace and masses of dialogue weren't really what I was looking for at that time. This is a pair of games that focus heavily on storyline. However, I always had the nagging feeling that I was missing out on some great games and so, with my new rig purring away, wanted to give them another shot.

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When a patch broke my favourite game

Posted on 7th Jul 2009 at 11:31 by Harry Butler with 22 comments

Harry Butler
Back in April I reviewed Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor and it pained me to give the game such a negative review. You see Company of Heroes is one of my all time favourite games, and up until the release of Tales of Valor I played it religiously, taking to the fields of Europe for 1 vs1 auto matches on a nightly basis, learning from my mistakes and watching Shoutcasts of better players to improve my skills. Make no mistake, I absolutely adore this game. And the the developers broke it.

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A look at Fallout 3 DLC: The Pitt

Posted on 14th Apr 2009 at 13:00 by Richard Swinburne with 8 comments

Richard Swinburne
I finally managed to get Fallout 3's downloadable content to work. Once Fallout 3 decides it can automatically login to GFWL every time it starts, it consistently works - I didn't play with the settings, it seems have quite the mind of its own.

Anyway, gameplay.

You get dropped into "The Pitt", an area to the far north of the map controlled by slavers who run the only working steel mill in the Fallout 3 world, around post apocalyptic DC.

It's plauged by a leprosy-esque blight that changes people over time as they're exposed to an exotic cocktail of toxins unique to this particular area. First they turn into semi-ghouls and finally into crazy ape-like zombies called "Troggs" who quite fancy a limb or two with a side of brains.

Naturally, that's your limb, or grey matter, you tasty thing!

After being approached by a stranger and asked to get the cure from the head honcho of a group of slavers, you embark on a quick step trail of justice from bottom feeder to king of the slaves! RAWR!

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My week with Windows Live and Fallout 3 DLC

Posted on 12th Apr 2009 at 11:09 by Richard Swinburne with 14 comments

Richard Swinburne
So I reluctantly take on the second pack of Fallout 3 DLC: The Pitt, and after Joe's last attempt at getting Operation Anchorage working, not to mention the fun with GTA IV, I wasn't particularly wanting to install it on my system. However, I am playing Fallout 3 and I do like free software, so weakness to potential stupidity prevailed.

The Games For Windows Live install was relatively painless, except for the "there's an error" "there's an error" "there's an error" on first login that doesn't tell you it's not because of your password - it's because you have to load a (IE only) webpage to tick another EULA.

At this point, I'm so hesitant I'm treating it like a newborn child. Check the pulse "CPU and memory usage" (it's only using 85MB of memory, respectfully that's less than Firefox with two tabs open) check I don't click too much, be patient, be patient..

Why couldn't have Bethesda just used Steam!?

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Episode 22 - Intel Core i7, the HD 4850 X2 and no Fallout 3 fallout to be seen

Posted on 7th Nov 2008 at 13:25 by Podcast

Podcast
It’s Friday and Episode 22 of the Custom PC podcast is here. Clive is joined by James and Antony to discuss Intel’s fantastic Core i7 processor and how easy it is to overclock it to 4GHz and boyond, plus ATI’s new dual-GPU HD 4850 X2 graphics card and the fallout from the case Labs test.

The games chart is full of great entries such as Fallout 3 (which Fallout-fanboy James actually likes, even if it is a touch too easy) and Far Cry 2. We also offer our congratulations to our US listeners for electing a President that string a sentence together. Like what we couldn’t do for a good while after praising Obama’s oratory skills.

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