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How much time has passed between the events in Portal 1 and 2?

At the start of Portal 2, it's clear that time has passed. You've been woken up every few months for physical and mental fitness tests, until something goes wrong and you're left in stasis for much ...
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Can I tell Steam which monitor to open a game on?

I have two monitors and Windows 7. Is it possible to tell Steam to open a game on my second monitor instead of the main monitor? If that's not possible through Steam itself, is there some other way ...
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6answers
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Can I back up and restore my FTL save file?

FTL shares many similarities with roguelikes, especially in that you can't save and load your game easily. However, you can save and quit. Sometimes I get into a really good position and then die ...
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Why is camping considered bad gameplay?

Why is camping generally looked down on in FPS/TPS games? Some classes come equipped with long range guns that are nearly impossible to aim without stopping and aiming down the scope to spot an enemy ...
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First thing to learn when beginning League of Legends

So I just started out playing League of Legends. I've got a friend who plays and we started up a bot game so that I could learn the basic commands. It wasn't pretty. The bots basically slaughtered ...
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How can I find my World's Strongholds?

I've been searching for hours in the game to find a Stronghold and haven't seen one. Apparently lots of mobs and treasures can be found there, but the question is where can we find those? Can we find ...
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2answers
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How do I un-nock an arrow?

If I have already drawn my bow, is there any way I can un-nock the arrow so I don't waste it? I don't like my current method of firing into the ground right in front of me. Safety first.
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What do the different symbols on the map represent?

As I slowly explore the enormous world of Skyrim, I see all sorts of different symbols appear on my compass. I know they indicate that I should go in that direction to find something, and that the ...
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How do you get your Steam games to run on Ubuntu through Wine or something similar?

Ok, I was kind of surprised that this hadn't been asked here before, but maybe it's too technical for this site. You guys decide. I've heard lots of different stories about setting up Wine on Ubuntu, ...
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Free Games on Steam?

Is there anywhere I can look at a list of all games steam is offering for free?
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1answer
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What happened to my face?

I bought Dragon Age: Origins -- Ultimate Edition, and installed it on my computer. Registered the game, registered the DLC it comes with, and go to create a new character. Male humans apparently ...
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10answers
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Is Skyrim kid friendly?

I've heard much about Skyrim, and as I'm going to get an X-Box for Christmas, I'm taking a look at various games to see what might be of interest. I have 3 kids, ages 8-12, and I'm wondering about the ...
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3answers
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How do you short stocks in GTA5?

One of the most interesting elements in GTA5 is the stock market. I understand that often Lester will have assassination missions for the player, such as the one involving the LifeInvader CEO, and ...
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2answers
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What do these triangles in my inventory mean?

Having just looted my very first spoils of war, I notice that some of the items I've picked up have small, upward-pointing triangles next to their names. So far, the triangles are appearing next to ...
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1answer
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What is Steam rating and what does it do?

I just noticed that apparently Steam has a rating and mine is 0.6: 0.6 what? Is that good? Bad? Should I be forever embarrassed for having posted a screenshot?
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6answers
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How do I survive in the Nether?

Whenever I travel to the Nether in Minecraft, I almost instantly get blasted to smithereens and chopped up into little pieces. How do I survive in the Nether, at least long enough to build some sort ...
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8answers
206k views

Is there any way to hide your Steam status from others?

Is there any way to prevent others from seeing your Steam status without removing them as a friend? Let's say I want to play Borderlands 2 without letting some friends know. Is there any way to hide ...
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8answers
124k views

How do I remove the limit on PC keyboard button presses?

Whenever I play a PC game with the directional keys, I can only press two buttons at a time. For instance if I am playing a shooter like R-Type, I cannot hold down the fire button while moving ...
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2answers
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What is the perfect base layout?

Carefully planning your base's layout will lead to significant savings and bonuses. What goal should I have in mind when expanding my base? A perfect layout would be the one that wastes as little as ...
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3answers
609k views

Where are the save files in Skyrim?

I can't find those that I need to delete. What's the location of those files? How can we manage them?
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4answers
4k views

Does lightning strike on an angle?

So, with the advent of weather on my friend's SMP server, two structures have already been burned to the ground by lightning strikes. Miraculously, the current tallest flammable structure on the ...
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5answers
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Retail boxed Steam activated games: can they be resold?

I recently purchased retail boxed versions of Dead Island (which is awesome) Warhammer 40k: Space Marine (not so much) I finished both games and I was thinking of reselling them or giving them to ...
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1answer
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Which game is this animation of a guy with a green shirt, backpack, and blue pants from?

I don't really know if it's from a game, but it surely looks like: This animation is used as avatar in several different forums over the internet.
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1answer
2k views

What is the average battery life of an NES cartridge?

How many years does an NES cartridge battery last?
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15answers
334k views

What is an effective way to level Archery?

Furthermore, how does Archery level? Does every successful hit on an enemy reward me with a set amount of experience, or does damage dealt also play a role? Also, do I receive any experience for a ...
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2answers
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What does the full research tree look like?

I find myself constantly wishing I had some idea what the research tree looked like. For example, if I want to unlock plasma weapons, do I have to go down the laser weapon path first to unlock it, or ...
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6answers
5k views

How should I learn to play Dwarf Fortress?

I am interested in learning how to play Dwarf Fortress. Where should I start, as an absolute beginner?
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3answers
83k views

Is there a chart showing all unit upgrade paths in Civilization 5?

Is there a chart showing the upgrade paths for the units? Something like warrior→spearman→pikeman... for all of the units.
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5answers
595k views

What does Mad Moxxi's tip jar in Sanctuary do?

What does Mad Moxxi's tip jar in Sanctuary do? You can tip her either $100 or $1000.
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2answers
4k views

What's the difference between “Free” versus “Free to Play” on Steam?

On Steam, there are the labels "Free" and "Free to Play" - what is the difference between the two?
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1answer
2k views

Which NPCs share my love of eating dead NPCs?

After butchering a couple dozen Raiders, my health was low & I started working up quite the appetite. So naturally, I decided to eat a few of the Raiders. However, my companion did not share my ...
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2answers
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My children are useless. What should I do?

I've been playing King's Bounty for a while now and have picked myself up a wife. I was very surprised when she asked me to have a child, but since I did not want to upset her (luckily I don't apply ...
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9answers
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Is there a definitive 'Best Weapon' for each weapon type in Skyrim?

So I was wandering up to the forge in Whiterun with my Ebony Ingots, Daedra Heart and other assorted bits and pieces in hand. I started to go through the process of smithing out my lovely new ...
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2answers
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What are coins for in Super Mario Kart on SNES?

In the oldschool super mario kart for snes you could collect coins that lie around on the track. What do they do? Why should I collect them? Back in the days as a kid I would collect them because ...
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5answers
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How can I avoid a tedious end-game?

I find the early and mid-game great fun: there's excitement and challenge as I explore the world, found cities, and challenge the other players. But then the end-game almost always turns into ...
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14answers
114k views

Can I save Faridah Malik?

I just got back to China the second time around. After our helicopter was shot down, Malik tells me to run while the guards are distracted by the chopper. On my way out, I tried killing as many ...
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3answers
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How do I level up in ingress?

I am stuck at level 1 with 3000/3000 XM. I can see XM but I can't collect it anymore. Is there anything mandatory to be able to level up?
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3answers
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Is marrying my own sister a good idea?

I am Zoroastrian and marrying my own sister would net me a very nice vassal opinion boost. However, I also run the risk of undesirable genetic traits (inbred). My question is, if you have played the ...
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8answers
39k views

How can I avoid mobs spawning inside my house while I sleep?

The latest Minecraft update now has beds, which is very nice for the first few nights of the game while you establish a mob-resistant area that you can work in during the night. For reference, you ...
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2answers
61k views

What alien bits should I sell?

I've got a considerable amount of alien detritus lying around my base: Some items, like the damaged UFO flight computer, are marked as useless and intended for sale without consequence. However, ...
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2answers
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How does X% Chance of Finding Magical Items work for a party?

If I have an item with a X% increased chance to Finding Magical Items (3% in this case), does this apply only to me, or does that bonus apply to my party members as well? Could you end up stacking ...
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2answers
10k views

So I was out drinking last night…how do I remove a tattoo?

Geralt got into a bit of fun with the Blue Stripes last night. After getting rip-roaringly drunk, the Witcher thought it might be good to see if it was possible to float across the river on the bums ...
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2answers
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What is the effect of one point of block skill?

I have been unable to find the exact value of one point of blocking. The unofficial Elder Scrolls pages and other wikis do not list a value for blocking. As an example, for heavy armor one point adds ...
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17k views

How can I prevent Gaming Sickness?

Some gamers call me a wimp, but games like Spyro send me reeling and running for the bathroom in a matter of minutes. I get a massive headache, nausea, and sick to my stomach. I can play Portal, Ape ...
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9answers
14k views

Hand exercises after a gaming session?

I hope this is not off-topic, but this is important for me, and I assume to many other gamers as well. Unlike most other computer applications, many PC games make liberal use of the mouse for most ...
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7answers
11k views

What can I do to secure my towns/castles/hovels from climbing spiders?

So with the latest patch spiders can climb walls. What can we do to secure our towns/castles/hovels against these new mobile menaces? Does adding a lip to the wall work? Or is there some block they ...
52
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10answers
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Are there disadvantages to wearing armor as a mage casting spells?

There are mage robes in the game that give bonuses that are very useful to mages, like magicka regeneration. But currently I'm running around in armor, as a robe doesn't really protect me much if a ...
52
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1answer
57k views

What do these symbols mean?

I'm seeing these symbols everywhere. Merchant stalls, houses, etc. What do they represent? Are there more? Note: These are not unique to these locations. I have found the 4th symbol the most. On ...
52
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2answers
22k views

What are the rules of Caravan?

I've listened to Ringo explain the game, I've read the explanation in-game, but honestly, it doesn't make any sense to me. What card can I play when and why? What do the face cards do? I'm sure it's ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of each race?

When you choose your race in game there is a only short description of bonus given by that race. Where can I find a full list of bonus/malus of each race playable in Skyrim?

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