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Skyrim DLC to have more of an 'expansion pack feel' {Joystiq}

Jun 30th 2011 3:08PM @Undying:

It's working out great, thanks!

In the past year, I purchased and played all the Fallout 3 DLC, both Mass Effect games and am currently working on Dragon Age: Origins - all at massively discounted prices (usually $5-15) from waiting an extra year or so. I also have a growing backlog of games to play that I've purchased on sale for $5-15, such as STALKER 1+3, Batman Arkham Asylum, Bioshock 1, Morrowind+Oblivion GOTY, FEAR 1+2, The Witcher 1, Serious Sam 1+2, Gothic 1-3, Riddick, AvP, L4D 1+2, Torchlight, etc.

It helped that I was in a WoW black hole for around 3 years, so when I finally quit and went back to single-player games there were tons of discounts on the stuff I'd missed. I've been basically riding that wave of discounts ever since, which keeps me plenty busy to be able to wait for the new stuff to get old and cheap.

Honestly launch prices are just hype taxes of 300+ percent, and I've got a big enough backlog that it just doesn't make sense to pay full prices.

P.S. New Vegas is another game I'm waiting for a GOTY version of, along with Deus Ex 3 and Mass Effect 3. I noticed that New Vegas has actually already gone on sale for $15 at least once, but I'm holding out for a GOTY because I don't want to get roped into paying full price for all of the DLCs.

Skyrim DLC to have more of an 'expansion pack feel' {Joystiq}

Jun 29th 2011 4:55PM Still going to wait for a discounted GOTY edition with all DLC included. I can't see it being worth buying the game and each DLC just to be able to play sooner.

Petopia back in action {WoW}

Feb 26th 2009 3:29PM Please fix the link in the article!

Will Wrath really be ready by November 13? {WoW}

Sep 26th 2008 12:46AM Don't kid yourselves, this is 100% due to Activision pressuring Blizzard to pound a stake in the sand so that they can make promises to their shareholders about when the profits from WotLK will start rolling in.

Activision probably pressured them to release before Xmas '08 on top of things, which is frankly too soon. Blizzard is obviously performing triage on their bug lists to get this thing out the door sooner than they would if they were in full control of release dates.

A WoW player's guide to Guild Wars {WoW}

Jul 31st 2008 3:29PM I played Guild Wars when it was fairly new, because I wanted to support the idea of an MMO that didn't charge a monthly fee. However, GW isn't really an MMO, and the authors were careful to avoid labeling it as such.

I liked that it felt like there was a story unfolding as you ran through the instances that connected one major area of the game to the next, but other than that, GW was extremely lacking in interesting PvE content.

In fact, I eventually realized that Guild Wars was really designed around the PvP content, with the PvE stuff as a side-game where you could learn/unlock new skills and such. There was little to no variation in gear; it was all about skills, which makes a lot of sense for PvP but is totally boring for PvE.

Between the realization that the PvE content was boring and that 80% of players were Warrior/Monks, I ended up quitting GW months before I ever even saw someone playing WoW.

Two new keylogging worms to watch out for {WoW}

Jun 26th 2008 7:17PM The option to remember your account name isn't entirely safe. Recent keyloggers have taken to the practice of deleting your WTF folder when the game is launched, causing WoW to generate a new WTF folder with a subfolder that has the same name as your account. The keylogger detects the folder creation in order to determine your account name, while using a keylogger to acquire your password.