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Lyrhawn
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I'd need the guitar too, alas. I have an acoustic, but no plug in. But I'm still considering it.

Thanks for the review, now I'm pining for it all that much more. [Smile]

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umberhulk
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I'm getting a Wii U the second Bayonetta 2 comes out, and then I'll get Pikmin 3 and Rayman along with it (and maybe Zombieu)
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Stone_Wolf_
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Here is my review of the XCOM demo:

It doesn't run on XP.

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Lyrhawn
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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
Here is my review of the XCOM demo:

It doesn't run on XP.

I think the only things that run on XP these days are our hopes and dreams.
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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
Here is my review of the XCOM demo:

It doesn't run on XP.

XP's dirX support is already end-of-lifed and microsoft is dropping literally all support for it forever in about a year.

It is over a decade old.

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XCOM's ratings are out.

quote:
ockPaperShotgun - Words/10
Kotaku - YES/10
1UP - A
GodIsAGeek - 10/10
Gamespy - 5/5
GameRanx - 5/5
GameInformer - 9.5/10
Gaming Nexus - 9.5/10
CVG - 9.2/10
Machinima - 9/10
Joystiq - 4.5/5
Edge - 9/10
GamesRadar - 4.5/5
The Escapist - 4 and a half/5
Eurogamer - 9/10
StrategyInformer - 9/10
Destructoid - 9/10
LazyGamer - 9/10
Official Playstation Magazine - 9/10
GamesTM - 9/10
Videogamer - 9/10
PC Gamer - 87/100
Polygon - 8.5/10
Gamer.NL - 8.5/10

drops tonight. can be preloaded on steam.
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
I have an acoustic, but no plug in.

Stick on AXL Acoustic Guitar Transducer Pickup with 1/4 Jack and 9 Foot Cable for $14 All you need to (other then the game) to use your current acoustic.
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Also, you get the following rewards if you pre-order on steam:

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Reward 1

Elite Soldier Pack*

The Elite Soldier Pack will provide the ultimate tools for soldier customization in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, including:

Classic XCOM Soldier
Players will instantly receive a new recruit in their barracks inspired by the original X-COM: UFO Defense. The iconic soldier with the blonde, flattop hairstyle will return fully modernized.
Soldier Deco packs
Players can customize their soldier with several aesthetic upgrades to armor suits, including the new Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor kits.
Complete color customization
A variety of colors and tints for all armor sets in the game allow players complete control to customize their squad’s look.


Reward 2

Everything Above, Plus:

3 Exclusive XCOM TF2 Items*

The Crafty Hair
If you're ever planning on fighting aliens, this is the hair to have.

Area 451
If aliens ever invaded Badlands and used their special alien powers to make all of our heads look like alien heads, this is a scientifically accurate representation of what Pyro would look like.

The Vigilant Pin
This pin proudly states to all that you are at least vaguely aware of the possibility that maybe aliens exist.


Reward 3

Everything Above, Plus:

A Free copy of Civilization V!* Already own Civilization V? Gift a copy to your friend.


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Lyrhawn
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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
I have an acoustic, but no plug in.

Stick on AXL Acoustic Guitar Transducer Pickup with 1/4 Jack and 9 Foot Cable for $14 All you need to (other then the game) to use your current acoustic.
Huh...didn't even know this existed, but even if it only kind of works, that saves a ton of cash. Thanks.
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De nada.
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umberhulk
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Dishonored comes out tomorrow.
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BlackBlade, if you are interested in MechWarrior Online, PC Gamer has a deal. Buy this months copy and get an invite to the closed Beta, plus a skin for your Mech and a Coconut Monkey for the dash. [Big Grin]

They have a great write up of the game, and I have a team you can run with if you want. We use Teamspeak for comms, and most games run about 10-15 min a whack. I play Davion, and the team is HeadHunters of Davion, one of the oldest groups playing. [Big Grin]

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I am in MechWarrior Online as well, though I haven't played for a bit. I want to try it now that they've fixed up the graphics some.
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MWO would be nice if it didn't heat my computer to a glowing, semiliquid state.
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Is anyone else playing Borderlands 2? I've been playing the new Mechromancer and I love the ability to toss out my very own tank whenever I want.
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What platform do you play it on?

I've a couple hours of dishonored. It's alright. Wish I was playing it on PC. Exploring a lot. Teleportation is fun, even if it feels cheap when you get a stealth kill with it.

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XCOM is like the best game I have played in a long time.

I am so damn glad they made the tutorial intro optional. They knew.

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Now I'm kinda sad that the only puter in my household with the vid card to handle it is running XP.
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