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Differences between PC, console and mobile versions of Terraria?

I love the game Terraria for PC and played it for ages. Now I saw Terraria on the PS3-Store and gave it a shot. After some wandering around I saw something like a snow/ice-biome and realised later on, ...
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What is the difference between Star Ocean: The Last Hope and the International Version?

Apart from the obvious that one is in PAL compatible Regions (which make no difference anyway), what are the differences between getting Star Ocean: The Last Hope and the International Version of it?
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What exactly is added/changed in the Plus version of PSO Ep. 1 & 2?

For the GameCube there are two versions of PSO Ep. 1 & 2: Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (JA/NA 2002 / EU 2003) Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus (JA 2003 / NA 2004 / no EU ...
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What is added/changed in Ocarina of Time Master Quest?

What are the differences between The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest?
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Dark Souls retail version to Steam?

Is it possible, to register Dark Souls CD key from retail version (Box) on Steam (I don't want just add it to steam library but to account as other steam games)? Box version is really nice, so I'm ...
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Borderlands 2 executable details version isn't correct

I play Borderlands 2 with some coworkers some of whom have the Mac version of Borderlands 2 and other have the PC version (myself included). Because the Mac version is distributed by a different ...
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Was this Phantasy Star Online cover ever used?

amazon.de lists the German version of Phantasy Star Online (for Dreamcast) with this cover: However, the only German version I know has this cover (which you can find on amazon.co.uk): Was the ...
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What is the difference between “Final Fantasy Tactics” and “FFT: War of the Lions”?

First, see here: (PSN - Final Fantasy Tactics) ...and here: (PSN - Final Fantasy Tactics - War of the Lions) I don't have a Sony system, but I do own an iPhone. From the App Store, I have downloaded ...
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Are there differences between the original Metal Gear Solid and the one from the PSN Store?

I have the original Metal Gear Solid game for the PS1 (which was my brother's). However, I'm missing the first disc of the game, so I'm stuck with the second disc which I can't really start off with. ...
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What puzzle did they change in the Director's cut when compared to the original version?

I've been told that some puzzles have been changed (simplified?) in the Director's cut and also some dialogues have been rewritten. I'm not talking about the new stuff (i.e. all the Nico's sequences) ...
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Loot missing from console versions of skyrim?

I know most loot is random, but some is also static, especially loot that is in world and not in a chest or on a corpse. Last year I played Skyrim twice on my PC and now I've been playing it on my ...
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Is Waking Mars for Android the whole game?

I'd like to try Waking Mars and noticed that the Android version is half the price of the Linux/Windows/Mac version. Is there a difference between them? Is the game fully playable on Android, e.g. on ...
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What are the differences between The Sims 3: Pets on Windows and Xbox 360?

I am trying to determine the difference between The Sims 3: Pets on Windows and Xbox 360. So far I've looked at the Origins store page, Wikipedia page (focused on the PC version), and IGN pages for ...
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'The Walking Dead' on iOS vs Console Editions

What are the differences between iOS and PS3 versions of The Walking Dead? How do they compare, especially graphically? Is the iOS version missing anything from the big screen version? I would ...
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Is the German (DE) version of Dishonored low-violence / censored?

I just got a copy of Dishonored (DE) on Steam. The German (DE) version of Dishonored can be unlocked from any country; however, is it any different from the version bought in other countries? For ...
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What are the differences between the console version and PC release?

This article on PC Gamers' website contains an interview with the lead designer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, who speaks about there being differences such as higher resolution textures and a new user ...
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What is the difference between Half Life: Source and the new Black Mesa?

With the recent release of Black Mesa everyone seems to be very excited, but what are the main differences between Black Mesa and Half Life: Source?
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What is the difference between Dark Souls on Steam and Games for Windows Live?

What is the difference between Steam and Games for Windows Live versions of Dark Souls? I'm not sure, but I read somewhere that Steam version is also connected with GFWL. I'm asking because my ...
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What are the differences between Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Counter Strike: Source?

As Counter Strike: Source is also a graphics improved version of original CS. But what are new features in Global Offensive and how they differs from Counter Strike: Source?
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What are the differences between GC and PS2 port of Viewtiful Joe?

I'm not able to find sufficient information about what the differences are between the PS2 port and the original GC version of Viewtiful Joe. Can anyone give me a complete account of what has been ...
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Is the USP Suppressor available in the Tanker stage in MGS2HD?

I've read that for the PS2 version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty that the USP Suppressor is not available in the US version in the Tanker stage. Has this changed for the HD version?
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What are the differences amongst the Final Fantasy X releases?

There are atleast 2 distinct versions of Final Fantasy X (FF-X): the international version which has Dark Aeons and a revised sphere grid, and the US release. I'm not sure if the US release is same as ...
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Is the 3DS version of “Link's Awakening” identical to the original?

I've heard numerous interviews with Miyamoto stating that he'd love to see Link to the Past on the 3DS with 3D. As well it's my understanding that a few games on the 3DS Virtual Console (Excitebike?) ...
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Are there significant differences between the platform versions of Mass Effect 3?

Are there any significant gameplay differences between the PC/PS3/Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 3, or is the game/DLC all the same in all practical terms? I don't mean things like button ...
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What are all the differences between Mother 2 (JP) and EarthBound (US)?

From reading this post I found that what appears to be a significant amount of content was changed when Mother 2 was localized as EarthBound for Western audiences. The article focuses on (possible) ...
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Any difference between Alan Wake's PC and Xbox 360 versions?

I've played and finished Alan Wake on Xbox 360 a long time ago, and the PC version of the game has been recently released. Is there any difference between the two?
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Is Assassin’s Creed in the Ultimate Collection the Director’s Cut?

I am considering buying a copy of the Assassin’s Creed Ultimate Collection but am having trouble determining if the copy of AC1 in it is the Director’s Cut or not. (If not, is there an update or ...
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Does the iOS version have Survival mode?

I'd already been all the way through PvZ on my iPhone before the zen garden upgrade. I've continued playing, farming coins to unlock minigames, etc. However, the game seems to have entirely stopped ...
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What are the differences between different platforms in Dungeon Defenders?

I have both the PC version, through Steam, and the PS3 version of Dungeon Defenders. I have maxed out the level of my Squire on PS3, and was surprised to find that on the PC I could raise skill ...
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Final Fantasy IV DS and PSP difficulty differences

I've read that the DS version of Final Fantasy IV is significantly more difficult than the newer PSP version. Why is this so? (I haven't played either game, and I have no experience with any ...
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Is the Director’s Cut the *only* PC version of “The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay”?

A few years ago, I got a copy of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay for Windows. Recently, I heard of a director’s cut of the game. I have found photos of the cover/disc including some ...
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Does the Uncharted 1&2 Twin Pack come with the bonuses of Uncharted 2 GOTY?

Sony recently released an Uncharted 1 & 2 Twin Pack (in Australia at least). I haven't played either before and was wondering if getting this bundle was worth it. Uncharted 2 Game of the Year ...
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How many versions of “Ico” are there?

As seen on this question about Ico, there are different versions of this game with slightly different puzzles in some rooms. Many walkthroughs and youtube videos published show different solutions for ...
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Why do the graphics differ so much between NFS Hot Pursuit and NFS World?

I tried both of that games and I'm shocked a bit. These games appeared almost at the same time but the graphics in NFS World is incomparable even with that in NFS Carbon (enough said about cool ...
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What features does Rock Band 3 for Wii lack?

What features are missing in the Wii edition of Rock Band 3 that the other (PS3 or Xbox 360) editions have? Gameplay functionality only, not console characteristics such as video output resolution.
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Why does LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars have different ESRB ratings between the DS and 3DS?

What's the deal regarding ESRB ratings of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars in the DS and 3DS formats? I ask, because I need an explanation that can get this game past a picky mom of a <10 kid. ...
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What's the difference between the different versions?

My brother recently got me interested in Minecraft, and I'm having a lot of fun playing it. The thing is, I've only ever played the Beta version. After I first played it, I found a whole bunch of ...
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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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Do “Nintendo Selects” (aka “Player’s Choice”) versions have any content differences?

I know that the label Nintendo Selects / Player’s Choice is applied to games that have sold more than one million copies and are sold for less, but do they ever have content differences such as more ...
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Why can't I export Rock Band 1 songs to use in Rock Band 3?

I am trying to export Rock Band 1 songs for my PS3 so I can reuse most of the songs in Rock Band 3. I read that the method to do this is installing the update for Rock Band to enable the option (...
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Do different versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution differ visually or mechanically? How so?

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is available on Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows-based computers via Steam. How do these versions differ? Obviously the 360 version has achievements, while the PS3 version has ...
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How can I identify the regional version of Painkiller Resurrection from the disc/cover art?

It looks like there are no less than three different cover arts and two different disc arts for the game Painkiller Resurrection. I figured that it is probably just a regional thing (eg North America ...
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What's “Signature Edition”?

I intend to pre-order Assassin's Creed: Revelations from GameStop, the title was followed by "Signature Edition". What does it mean? And, why can't I pre-order digital version (so I can download it ...
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Different stickers and boxes for “Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga”; what’s the difference?

I’m looking to buy a copy of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and noticed that a few copies of the cartridge have different stickers and some have different box art, but I can’t find any information ...
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How do the 3DS and N64 Ocarina of Time releases compare in content?

Does the 3DS version of Ocarina of Time have more or less content than the original Nintendo 64 version?
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Are Godville's English and Russian versions the same exact game?

Godville is what's known as a ZPG (Zero Player Game) - it's a MMORPG where you - the player - don't actually control the hero in typical RPG way - the hero levels up without player doing any work. The ...
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Is there a spec difference between the PS3 slim models?

Is there any difference between, for example, a 160GB model and a 320GB model aside from the HDD size? Does any model have newer, more powerful components? Wikipedia suggests that there isn't a ...
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What is the difference between borderlands and borderlands GOTY edition?

I want to buy a Borderlands game but what is the difference between the normal and GOTY editions? I see the normal price for just the game is $20 and the GOTY edition is $30.
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Are there significant differences between the Xbox and Wii versions of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars?

Apart from the price :) and the quality of the graphics are there any significant differences between the versions of the game on the different consoles. Having access to both a 360 and Wii I could ...
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What is the difference between Breath of Fire III for the PSX and for the PSP (or PSPGo)?

I am aware that some games (like the early Final Fantasy titles, Disgaea) which are on PSP (more appropriately, PSN) are later versions with a small amount of extra content. Normally it is fairly ...