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Is Mario or Luigi the older brother?

I always assumed Mario was older than Luigi. However, I've heard that Japanese schoolchildren often assume Luigi is older because he's taller. Is there any official source for which one is older ...
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3answers
11k views

Why do speed-runners usually use the Japanese version of a game?

In most speed-running videos, the person playing the game will usually play the Japanese version, with or without any knowledge of understanding Japanese. Is there a reason why they do this? In ...
63
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2answers
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What are the correct answers to The Frog's questions, and what is the reward when I get them all correct?

I recently encountered The Frog in the Swampy Swamp: "Hello. I'm The Frog. I can provide you candies, and lots of things. I know how much you love candies. But I feel alone in this swamp. I'd like ...
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7answers
78k views

How much can my follower carry?

Basically, I want to dump everything on my follower as I'm traveling around to free up my own inventory space. I want to know how much he/she can carry. Is it a mirror of my own weight limit? Are ...
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3answers
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Why do people look at me sometimes and make remarks that I should sleep, or that I look ill?

I just created my new character 2 hours ago and I've reached a town. Sometimes random guards will comment that I look ill, or that I should rest. "You look sick, honey. Do you want to lie down?", isn'...
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6answers
3k views

Are there replays of bad (new) players with commentary?

I know, sounds dumb, but bear with me a sec. People here have posted links to tons of high-level replays with commentary. (Thanks.) They're awesome fun, and I can learn a little. But since I'm a ...
60
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2answers
61k views

How do I respec a follower in Diablo 3?

I didn't like the skill I chosen for the first follower I found. Is it possible to respec his skill later on?
60
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4answers
12k views

What is the meaning of the number 54 in Blizzard's games?

In many places related to StarCraft and World of Warcraft there is a number "54". Is it really just a part of the decoration, or it has a special, secret meaning? ](http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/...
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1answer
3k 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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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 ...
59
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8answers
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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 (...
59
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8answers
242k 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 ...
59
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8answers
141k 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 ...
59
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7answers
56k views

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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4answers
2k views

Free Games on Steam?

Is there anywhere I can look at a list of all games steam is offering for free?
59
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7answers
23k views

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 ...
58
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10answers
72k views

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 ...
58
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9answers
12k views

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 ...
58
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6answers
35k views

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 ...
58
votes
8answers
227k views

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 ...
58
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2answers
11k views

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.
58
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1answer
87k views

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 ...
58
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1answer
79k views

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?
58
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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?
58
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1answer
3k views

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 ...
57
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15answers
123k 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 ...
57
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3answers
218k views

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 ...
57
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2answers
242k views

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 ...
57
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2answers
45k views

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 ...
57
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1answer
5k views

What's the difference between life, health, armour and shield?

Overwatch has many sources of health. What do all these terms mean? Health Life Armour Shield
57
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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?
56
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2answers
75k views

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 ...
56
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3answers
634k 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?
56
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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 ...
56
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3answers
7k views

What is Direct X, and why do games keep on requesting different versions?

I am not very experienced with computers, and was wondering what Direct X actually does, on my PC. Why do various games request different versions? Should the latest version cover all of them, or do ...
56
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1answer
8k views

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.
56
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5answers
27k views

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 ...
56
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2answers
67k 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, ...
55
votes
6answers
560k views

Why isn't my Minecraft LAN server working?

My LAN server won't let my cousin join me or me join my cousin. It won't show up on the multiplayer screen - it keeps saying "scanning for LAN servers" but it never finds it. I am at his house and we ...
55
votes
3answers
88k 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.
55
votes
15answers
347k 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 ...
55
votes
2answers
5k 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?
55
votes
2answers
8k views

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 ...
54
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9answers
417k views

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 one-...
54
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5answers
24k views

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 mind-...
54
votes
5answers
626k 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.
54
votes
3answers
54k views

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?
54
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3answers
17k views

How to turn off game notifications in Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10 today. I'm kinda liking it but every time I launch a game, it pops up some stupid notification, like "Use this keyboard shortcut to take a screenshot", or "Use this combo to ...
54
votes
3answers
87k views

How large is Skyrim?

I was wondering, if I were to run around in a world like this, how much I would need from one corner of Skyrim to the other far diagonal corner end to the other in kilometers/miles. There is already ...
53
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5answers
51k views

What are some pros and cons of the different races?

How would you describe the Pros and Cons of the different Races in Starcraft 2? I.e. which Race has stronger Air-to-Air Units? Which can adapt faster to enemy tactics? Which has the strongest Defense? ...

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