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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

I'm sure Pimia Guides is really loving this new feature.

I assume most of Prima's customers are either console players or people too dumb to care. PC players with an ounce of sense just type "[Game] [puzzle]" into Google and are off to the races.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:19 AM

I assume most of Prima's customers are either console players or people too dumb to care. PC players with an ounce of sense just type "[Game] [puzzle]" into Google and are off to the races.


But, but, but I buy the guides for the production value, and the great artwork, and and and having it all in one place is convenient! I don't care if a lot of the info is out of date by the time it is printed, or the same (and better) info is free online, I want my strategy guide!


Actually, it is funny that I got the Nintendo Power Final Fantasy strategy guide as part of my subscription, and flipping through convinced me I had to have the game. After GameFAQs existed, I never bought a strategy guide again, not that I bought many in the first place.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

sonic all stars racing: unleashed is getting 3 PC exclusive characters

- the heavy from tf2
- football manager guy
- samurai from shogun 2

sega has been great in supporting steam and the pc market, i'm really impressed with them the last few years


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But, but, but I buy the guides for the production value, and the great artwork, and and and having it all in one place is convenient! I don't care if a lot of the info is out of date by the time it is printed, or the same (and better) info is free online, I want my strategy guide!


Actually, it is funny that I got the Nintendo Power Final Fantasy strategy guide as part of my subscription, and flipping through convinced me I had to have the game. After GameFAQs existed, I never bought a strategy guide again, not that I bought many in the first place.

I knew everything about A Link to the Past before I had the game. I studied that book so closely. I even remember reading it while riding my bike and hitting a parked car.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

Heh, I mentioned once before that my cousin's husband wrote the Prima guide for SRTT. He gave me a free copy and it's "ok" for what it is and the various charts for cars (speed, handling, etc) held my attention for a few moments but overall it's nothing anyone would need. The only information in there you might not find just in the course of playing the game would be the location of all the cash/sex doll goodie packets.

Aside from that, there's only so many ways you can say "Enter the room and guys will try and shoot you. So shoot them."

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:47 AM

I wish Magicka got more bug fixes than sales - I still can't play online co-op without the game freezing between rooms.

I'd play it on single-player, but I bought it for myself and a pal simply for the co-op experience. I'm quite sad.

#12756 Larce80

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:51 AM

I dont get those guides...never had any impulse to get them. Only guides I would need are item/stat builds for some games and in that case they are player made and online

Plus games can change with patches and they become outdated..
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:02 AM

Playing Doom Rails, any takers?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

Certain guides are very nice to have, especially if you've already played through the game once and want to dig up all the secrets. For example, the Fallout 3 GOTY guide is excellent. It's incredible the amount of effort that went into that guide.

And sure, you can just Google it as well, but it's just a different thing. Especially when you can refer to maps, exact details on each container and what can be inside it, etc.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:11 AM

Certain guides are very nice to have, especially if you've already played through the game once and want to dig up all the secrets. For example, the Fallout 3 GOTY guide is excellent. It's incredible the amount of effort that went into that guide.

And sure, you can just Google it as well, but it's just a different thing. Especially when you can refer to maps, exact details on each container and what can be inside it, etc.


Ditto on New Vegas.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:25 AM

Certain guides are very nice to have, especially if you've already played through the game once and want to dig up all the secrets. For example, the Fallout 3 GOTY guide is excellent. It's incredible the amount of effort that went into that guide.

And sure, you can just Google it as well, but it's just a different thing. Especially when you can refer to maps, exact details on each container and what can be inside it, etc.


When I was a kid I had the Prima guides for the Pokemon games.

I think that was a nice thing to have, simply to have all those stats laid out in front of you in a nicely presented way.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:52 AM

Plus games can change with patches and [guides] become outdated..


This. I was so excited when American fighting game guides started carrying actual worthwhile framedata in them. For years that was the sole domain of the Japanese Gamest Mooks. The few of those I saw back then were treasures both exotic and valuable with arcane learnings. Recently, the American guides finally started approaching the Gamest quality... and then UMvC 3 gets patched or DLC comes out or SSFIVAEver2012 happens and none of it is remotely relevant anymore. My own personal Gift of the Magi, "I gave you frame data for Christmas." "Well I gave you balancing patches for Christmas..." Noooooo!

They're still kind of neat, but sadly of very little actual utility at this point.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:07 AM

I started writing a guide/checklist for one collecting-achievement in All Zombies Must Die!—while in-game—and even though I was hitting Save Changes, the guide evaporated when I quit the game. I guess you need to complete/publish it, no draft or clipboard function. Oh well.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:19 AM

I would say patches and updates making a guide useless are the exception and not the rule. I could pick up the initial Skyrim guide and still do fine by it today. To me, guides are good for quest progression, maps, sidequest info, and collectibles. Much of that stuff is unaffected by a patch.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:25 AM

The real use of the guides to me will be troubleshooting/modding stuff. Stuff like how there's already one up for getting Dark Souls running well. That's pretty easy info to find right now but it might not be as easy in a few years.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:29 AM

Sorry for the off topic but, did any of you upgrade to Windows 8 already? Have you experienced compatibility issues regarding Steam Games? I have a promo code to buy the OS for 15$ and I've been considering it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:37 AM

Purchased Anno 2070 despite all the hate on DRM.

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#12767 Necrotron

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

Purchased Anno 2070 despite all the hate on DRM.


Nothing wrong with that, it's a really good game. I just have avoided it because I've had securom and tages games just 'not work' before, so I don't want to have to deal with all that headache and multiple rounds with support to no avail again.

If I buy a game, I just want it to work and to be able to play it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:53 AM

Plus games can change with patches and they become outdated..

I still own the Prima guide for Everquest back when Ruins of Kunark was the new expansion. Even at launch, the guide was hilariously wrong on nearly every page. I think I only kept it for unintentional entertainment value.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:01 AM

Sorry for the off topic but, did any of you upgrade to Windows 8 already? Have you experienced compatibility issues regarding Steam Games? I have a promo code to buy the OS for 15$ and I've been considering it.

I have experienced zero issues on Win 8 for any steam games (versus win 7). All I had to do was copy over my steam folder after the update and reinstall things from within steam (which did not require a redownload, just a redo of the initial install process that steam always does).

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:09 AM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:13 AM

I have experienced zero issues on Win 8 for any steam games (versus win 7). All I had to do was copy over my steam folder after the update and reinstall things from within steam (which did not require a redownload, just a redo of the initial install process that steam always does).


Thanks for the answer. I might update then ;)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:18 AM

Sorry for the off topic but, did any of you upgrade to Windows 8 already? Have you experienced compatibility issues regarding Steam Games? I have a promo code to buy the OS for 15$ and I've been considering it.

been using it for about 2 days now
it seems a vast improvement over Vista performance wise
buy it now anyway
you can sell it later for a slight profit if you decide not to install
but it also wouldn't hurt to keep it especially if you run Vista.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:22 AM

Anything's an improvement over Vista.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

Sorry for the off topic but, did any of you upgrade to Windows 8 already? Have you experienced compatibility issues regarding Steam Games? I have a promo code to buy the OS for 15$ and I've been considering it.


I've been running it for a few months now. Installation is pretty easy. I had some issues with transferring saves over from Steam games, but that was my fault for not knowing where to find them and move them over.

As for running games period, there are a few that just plain don't run yet. Doom Rails is one. Risen 1 I could not get to run. Outside of that, most everything has run fine.

Compared to Windows 7, it's just a minor difference to me. Different interface is all. Compared to something like Windows Vista I would say you will notice a vast improvement.

#12775 soulkyo

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:43 AM

been using it for about 2 days now
it seems a vast improvement over Vista performance wise
buy it now anyway
you can sell it later for a slight profit if you decide not to install
but it also wouldn't hurt to keep it especially if you run Vista.


I've been running it for a few months now. Installation is pretty easy. I had some issues with transferring saves over from Steam games, but that was my fault for not knowing where to find them and move them over.

As for running games period, there are a few that just plain don't run yet. Doom Rails is one. Risen 1 I could not get to run. Outside of that, most everything has run fine.

Compared to Windows 7, it's just a minor difference to me. Different interface is all. Compared to something like Windows Vista I would say you will notice a vast improvement.


Thanks for the opinions guys. I'm currently running Windows 7 so as you say I'll not find such an improvement but I'd rather update to the new OS nonetheless. ;)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:45 AM

No problems with Risen in Windows 8 here. I've seen complaints about Risen 2 and Win8 too, but I have no problems with it either.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:49 AM

No problems with Risen in Windows 8 here. I've seen complaints about Risen 2 and Win8 too, but I have no problems with it either.


Where do you have it? I was trying to get the Gamersgate Void version to run and it wouldn't for me. Was wondering if maybe it was just their version.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:49 AM

Anything's an improvement over Vista.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:50 AM

Purchased Anno 2070 despite all the hate on DRM.


Let me know what you think. I want it but waiting for it to get a bit lower in price.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:50 AM

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Lol, Windows 2000. Made me love Windows 98 2nd Edition.