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post #2281 of 2287 Old 08-22-2014, 03:05 PM
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Thanks for the link. I'll have to check it out. The Civ games are some of the best, so I'll be curious to see how this one does since it's now gone interstellar. Xcomm was nothing like Civ I though though.
Agreed. I was only referring to the game playing mechanics aspect...turn based vs FPS RPG etc.
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I'll be waiting for BE. Here's why:

Civ V was launched in a horribly unfinished condition. My wife and I both pre-ordered the games and essentially ended up with $100 in coasters for a year. Yup, it took a whole year before the game was patched so you could play Multiplayer without problems. Singleplayer was fixed about 3-6 months after launch. The biggest issue with singleplayer was a problem with the game's code - it actually caused video cards to overheat! In addition, many features that players came to love from Civ IV: Beyond the Sword were absent in Civ V, and most people felt that the devs pulled out facets of the game in order to sell them later. Now, four years later, Civ V is finally to the point where it's great to play - Brave New World gave lots of gameplay additions and (FINALLY) brought back aspects from Civ IV. So I'm going to sit back and see how BE ends up.

That said, if you are on the fence about a turn-based strategy game, I highly suggest you strongly consider purchasing Civ V while it's on sale now. Either get the base game for $7.50 or get the complete edition for $16.50. The complete edition is far superior to the base game, but both are great ways for you to find out what you think about Civ style games with a smaller investment.
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Hello gamers - I'm fairly new to HTPC gaming and have downloaded Steam and have been playing Need for Speed with my keyboard. I would like to start buying some more games but need a better controller perhaps. What would you guys recommend for a good overall controller to play a wide variety of games. Obviously, a wheel and pedals would be good for racing games but looking for a more all-around controller.

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Alright! Nice of you to join the club.

First recommendation would be to pick up a Xbox 360 wireless controller with wireless usb dongle.

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wirel...oller+wireless


http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Wirel...oller+wireless

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I use a wired 360 controller myself. Whether wired or wireless, I'd say a 360 controller is a must-have peripheral for any PC gamer.

And I believe this package (contains controller and receiver) is the same as if you bought the two items above separately, but for much less: http://amzn.com/B004QRKWKQ

Just be sure to purchase from amazon directly and not one of the third-party sellers or you might get ripped off.

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Awesome. Thanks guys - on order unless I can find it local so I don't have to wait.
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If you were going to buy the dongle by itself, buy on of the cheaper ones.

http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Pc-Ga...reless+adapter


MS does not sell the dongle by itself(unless they changed recently), so anything with MS name on it is probably not MS. Buy the ones that aren't trying to fake you out.

I own the HDE one from amazon, which is $12 right now. The one I liked above is only $10. Mine works perfectly, you just have to select the correct drivers when plugging it in. Windows usually won't recognize what's being plugged in.

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