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Comparing TN vs. IPS LCD monitors for gaming

Having never owned an LCD desktop monitor, I'm wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are between owning a TN and an IPS monitor in regards to gaming performance. While I know there are ...
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Weapon and Staff Choices in Magicka

Does anyone have a list handy of the various items that you can find spread throughout the campaign? A list of their effects would also be appreciated.
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Copying the DVD contents to HDD and installing GTA V?

Did anyone try copying the DVD contents to a folder on HDD and installing from it? Does it work? I have the DVD version. Copying 7 DVDs now. My Gaming Desktop doesn't have a DVD drive. I am copying ...
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How do I change follower level cap with console commands?

You know how they cap at either 30 or 50? How do I change that to 81? I looked it up and got 2 different results: setlevel 1000,0,1,81 setlevel 1000 0 1 81 Is it with commas or without? Has ...
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how to change active character in Dungeon Siege 3?

can i change the first character when playing in local co-op mode on pc ? just the second player can change his character when he leaves the game and joins again, then he can choose who he wants to ...
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Perfect 180 turns and aiming

I've noticed when watching some films that some players are able to do instant and perfect 180 degree spins. For example, I come up from behind and start shooting and they instantly spin and are ...
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What new content does City of Heroes: Going Rogue have for existing toons?

Can anyone run through what changes this expansion makes to the game? I have a number of existing characters and I am unable to find any information about how the new content works for existing ...
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How does the magnet work in Worms Reloaded?

I tried to launch the magnet on the terrain, it does some graphical effects and nothing more. How does it work and when should you use it?
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The jump at lvl 2 of Prince of Persia classic

I'm at level 2, and I can't do that jump which takes me to the last screen of the level (it's before getting to the door which takes me to the next level). Every time I jump to the other side back, ...
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How to invert a pulser and connect a door to it?

Obviously inverting a pulsar is kind of redundant, since it goes on and off repeatedly... however, when I want it to stop, a lever would do just fine, but it would keep it powered on. but what if I ...
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Is there a way to rename the save files?

As I use the save function a lot, to either go back and to things differently, or other various things. I often find the save names incredible hard to distinguish from each other. Is there a way to ...
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Menu Key Bindings in Skyrim

I typically change the default WASD controls to use a different set of keys, is there anyway to change the keys in the menu system to reflect the updated bindings? It's annoying to have to go back and ...
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Is there a functional difference between the console and PC versions of the LEGO games?

I'm wondering if there are any different play areas (added or missing) between the PC editions of the LEGO games (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, etc) and their console equivalents. I'm also ...
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How to defeat a static army with lots of cannons?

Against the computer, I am sometimes (too often for my taste) faced with armies that are mostly composed of reinforcements that never reached their target and that the computer joined together, with a ...
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What ports need to be opened to play multiplayer reliably?

So I'm trying to configure my firewall to open the right ports needed to play multiplayer. According to Ubisoft's Support page: ...you will need to configure your router or firewall to allow the ...
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Does Skyrim work without Steam?

There are rumours floating around which state the main Skyrim executable (as of version 1.1.21.0) is not tied to Steamworks - or any other form of DRM - even if you bought the game from Steam. If this ...
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Is there (currently) a way to install the Xbox One controller firmware updates from my PC?

I am one of the many who have purchased an Xbox One controller who doesn't actually own an Xbox One. I purchased it with the intent that when the PC drivers came out, I'd use it on my PC. ...
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Is there any way to see kill/death ratio per weapon, map, or kit?

Subject says it all. I really wish I had those more finely grained statistics but since it's not on the battle log site, I'm guessing it's simply not available (unless I've missed it somewhere).
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GTA IV - Out of Commission - Helicopter bug

I am on the last mission of GTA 4 - Out of Commission (PC) and cannot finish due to the bug with getting on the helicopter. I have read some terrible hacks to get it to work e.g. use Fraps, but that ...
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In Need For Speed: World, is there any gameplay difference between the Lustra, React and Glint packages?

NFS:W, after you painstakingly reach level 5, offers you a whooping choice of three performance upgrade packs: Lustra, React and Glint. As much as I'd rather get a new ride -- something that was far ...
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Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings - Network Playability Issues

I play Age of Kings (AOE 2) on my home LAN. It runs ridiculously slow/choppy. Both of the machines are well beyond the minimum requirements for the game to run, and my router is a fairly new Linksys ...
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How can I get rid of bodies lying outside my front door? [duplicate]

A few months ago as I fast traveled to Whiterun to deposit some items to my home, some mages, who were apparently cultists tried to attack me. Needless to say, I put them down, and looted their ...
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How to Map Triggers For Run Away in Final Fantasy 7?

I'm using a gamepad for FF7 on PC and no matter what I've tried, I can't map the triggers on my gamepad to Page Up and Page Down so I can run away! Any thoughts on how to remedy this?
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Is there a way to limit the amount your followers talk in skyrim?

Simply put, some of the followers just talk too much, for example meeko (the dog) feels the need to bark every 5 seconds. Likewise the Spectral assasin has told me the same things over and over. I ...
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Character moving slowly without carry weight being exceeded.

I encountered a bug where my character moves slowly, as if i had exceeded the carry weight even though my maximum is not exceeded (or even close). I can still jump and fast travel, but cannot run. I ...
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What's the quickest and most reliable way to untarget your current target in GW2?

Something that's been bothering me with the Guild Wars 2 controls is that there seems to be no way to deselect a target if you have a target selected. From looking at the list of control bindings ...
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Setting modes on a Cyborg R.A.T. 7

I bought a Cyborg R.A.T. 7 mouse and it's a awesome mouse, but I've been having trouble trying to setting the 3 modes. I was trying to set the profiles for a default, Call of Duty, and Counter ...
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Does Brink use GFWL or Steamworks?

I heard in some previews that Brink would have used Steamworks but today I went on an online store and the PC cover shows the logo Game For Windows Live. Can you clarify which is the truth? I am ...
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Can wood catch fire if it's surrounded by water?

Are there any arrangements of water around wood that can prevent it from catching fire? I'm mostly interested in structures with these three cross-sections: ~██~ ▒██▒ ▒██▒ █ Wood ~~~~ ~~~~ ...
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GTA IV will not start

Last Year, I bought Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam (PC). After I installed it I played it for less that an hour, then I had to go out. The next day the game would not launch. The Launcher would appear, ...
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Where is the Fallout: New Vegas save game location?

I just reloaded Steam on a new computer and I can't find the folder to put my saved games into. Where is it?
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How do I glide in “Batman: Arkham City” during the “Demon Trials”?

I am playing Batman: Arkham City on the PC (Windows). I am stuck on the Demon Trials level where one has to follow a blue path through the air by alternating between gliding and dive bombing. I have ...
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Which game is it?

I have only this picture of the game: We thought it's the Destiny game, but GUIs are different.
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How do I resurrect essential NPCs in Skyrim?

I was having some problems in Whiterun with the guard because I needed to pay a fine of over 3000 gold (a considerable quantity for someone that just started the game), so I decided to kill all the ...
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How do I dismiss the console?

I just got to the part where I can use my hands, and the first thing I did was open a chest. I couldn't work out how to close it, so started pressing buttons to see what worked. I've now opened the ...
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Is is possible to connect more than 4 Wireless Xbox 360 controllers to a PC?

If I buy multiple Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receivers will I be able to use them at the same time? I know that each one should support 4 controllers, so if I buy 2 could I connect 8?
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How do you exit the console in Battlefield 4?

I accidently opened the console with "B". Afterwards I was unable to get out of the console again until I killed the task. How do I get out of the console without closing the game?
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Using an XBox wireless adapter for PC with Windows 7

I bought myself an XBox wireless adapter for PC, so I can use my XBox Controller when playing platformers on PC. Worked great while I used XP, but for Christmas I gave myself an SSD and a Windows 7 ...
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What rendering API does Rage use on PC?

Is Rage for PC using OpenGL or DirectX? From all the Radeon card troubles, I would presume the former, but I would like to be sure. If you have the game, you can tell which one it is by by opening ...
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How do I get all parts of my HUD to stick around in DX:HR

So, I'm pretty sure when I started playing DX:HR, the display for my "hotbar," or 1-0 keys, was constantly around as long as I wasn't at Sarif Industries. Yet now, later in the game, I'm noticing that ...
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How do I deploy the parachute in Assassins Creed Brotherhood for PC?

I've finished Leonardo's missions and he's given me a parachute but forgot to include the instructions. Already read that you need to press X on an Xbox to deploy it but I'm playing on my PC and can't ...
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How to enable Hardcore mode

Why Hardcore mode is disabled and grayed out in gameplay menu settings? I am an "expert" of Fallout 3 and I would like to start my first playthrough in New Vegas with Hardcore mode ON. Is there any ...
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In Left 4 Dead 2, how do I join a server by IP?

My friend was playing some 10v10 on L4D2 the other night, I did a search of google and found a bunch of IP addresses for these 10v10 servers, but how do I join them? There is nowhere in game to enter ...
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Why is my League of Legends client crashing and experiencing multiple bugs?

Somehow, after upgrading my laptop to Windows 8, my League of Legends client tends to crash while the game is loading (after champion selection). I have to manually kill the client in Task Manager, ...
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NWN2 multiplayer on original campaign

Me and my friends have the Neverwinter Nights 2 game with expansions but haven't played it in a while. I was wondering if it is possible, and under what circumstances, to play the original published ...
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Is there a console command to quit the game?

In almost all FPS games where there's a console, there's a quit command that whisks you right out of the game without you having to answer a bunch of yes/no questions. Does Skyrim's PC console have ...
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How do I change the graphics settings after the initial launch of the game?

The game gives me the option to adjust graphics settings the first time it's installed. However, when launching the game the second time, it goes straight into the game instead of giving me the ...
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Can you put poison on a weapon that is already enchanted?

I just started playing Skyrim and I am level 12, but I have a question before I get too invested into crafting perks. Can a weapon that is enchanted have poison applied to it as well?
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I attacked someone and now they are mad. How can I calm them down so I can talk to them?

I attacked someone and now they are mad. How can I calm them down so I can talk to them? I would like a permanent solution (not something that just lasts for a few min). I am on the PC so if there ...
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How can I open my horse's inventory?

According to the player manual you can bring up the companion command menu by long-pressing E while aiming your reticule at a companion. I would assume the same philosophy holds for horses, but I am ...