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seen Aug 17 at 16:44

Long-time gamer, starting on an Atari 2600, an Apple II+, and the original line of Mattel hand-helds.

Modern systems/platforms:

  • 360 (with Kinect), PS3 (no Move), Wii, PC (with Steam)
  • Nintendo DS
  • Android phone

Retro systems:

  • PS2
  • Sega Genesis
  • NES
  • Atari 5200, Mattel Intellivision
  • Atari Lynx

No longer owned: SNES, Milton Bradley Microvision, Apple II+, Atari 2600


Nov
29
comment What is the most productive combination of powers to use in Quickplay+ mode?
Sorry for the delay. I was wondering what other answers we would get, although I could have moved the accepted check to a better one if it showed up (obvs none did).
Apr
21
comment What should I do if I want to use magic with armor on?
Yes, strength is a requirement; there's no point in wearing armour if you take both a(n extra) spellcasting hit and an armour hit. Orcs also avoid a hit when wearing orcish leather. Wielding a weapon doesn't affect your chance to cast.
Apr
21
comment Should I keep good items I cannot/will not use?
true. Cursing is a better example on its own. There are other ways to protect useful stuff that don't involve duplicates.
Oct
16
comment Is there any reason to choose a training strategy other than Use Facilities?
That makes sense. Thanks, and welcome to Arqade!
Sep
17
comment Is the Elite Soldier Pack available with all pre-orders?
Voting to close as this question will only apply to a narrow window in time.
Aug
17
comment Is it possible to play online with an XBox Live Silver account?
Thanks for the tip! I've updated and linked accordingly.
Aug
15
comment What does each cheat do in Guitar Hero: World Tour?
I'll update that part of the answer to specify.
Aug
13
comment Is there a limit to the number of vehicles I can store in my garage?
@SadlyNot, there were limits in Saints Row (64) and Saints Row 2 (160), so it stands to reason that there would be a hard limit in The Third as well. (BTW, the phrase you're looking for is "for all intents and purposes".)
Mar
9
comment How can I tell if my opponent is cheating in Words with Friends?
Even checking their phone browser doesn't prove anything. They could be using a desktop or laptop computer, or simply handing their phone to a friend (or having someone look over their shoulder while they're on Facebook).
Mar
8
comment What are the various promotional versions of Mass Effect 3 (i.e., Gamestop, Best Buy, etc.)?
@Adanion, in both cases, the votes you see represent a very small percentage of the Gaming community. An apparent conflict between questions isn't at all uncommon, and usually means asking a meta question can be helpful to resolve the issue. Sure, some people may downvote the question or an answer that matches your perspective ... but the community as a whole will still have a chance to hear your thoughts, and it may be that the community supports you, and the meta question will attract enough votes to reopen this question. If not, at least the discussion will be more visible.
Mar
8
comment How to play Civilization 4?
Voting to close as this question is too broad - a book could certainly be written about how to play Civ 4. In addition, a more narrow version of the question already exists.
Mar
6
comment Can I stop doing mini-games in Pokemon Dream World?
Actually, the way we tag questions here, that's an excellent analogy. If you have a question about jQuery, the way tags are applied here, there's no need to tag it with JavaScript; of course a question about jQuery relates to JavaScript. In this case, of course a question about pokemon-fifth-gen is a Pokémon question. See this question on meta: questions about a game should use a single tag for that game.
Feb
29
comment Are hard tires ever better than soft ones?
No, I haven't run an endurance race in 5.
Feb
22
comment List of Skyrim Console Commands for PC
@faB, I think that is a good observation. List questions themselves are not particularly good fits for the site; a better version is "where can I find a list", in which case a perfectly good answer is "on this wikia, here's the link". This content also fits poorly in the SE layout and is formatted much better on the wiki. (In addition, for a game this popular, it's highly unlikely that the link would break and that no other site would have this information. After all, the link is to a site that has info on a game from 1994.)
Feb
22
comment Can I use my Xbox Live account to transfer someone else's saved data from my old 360 to a new one?
If he had a Live account, then if necessary, he could recover it to the new console; his saved games would be lost, but his achievements would be intact. Transferring a local profile from one 360 to another is supposed to work, though. I can't find anything to suggest why it wouldn't; maybe someone else can find an answer for you.
Feb
21
comment Are hard tires ever better than soft ones?
Yes. There are races as long as 24 hours ... for endurance races, tire wear would probably be a significant factor.
Feb
21
comment What Are Some Advantages of Different Usages of Jokers?
Thanks! This is one of the few games I play on my phone regularly, and it wasn't until the last month or so that I figured out how important the clearing-the-board trick is (I'm over 300K on my current game), so any other time it was on the front page, I wouldn't have known to write this.
Feb
19
comment What is the format for Xbox LIVE member profile URLs?
... and if you weren't aware of locales, then simply clicking on a friend would have given you the answer.
Feb
19
comment What is the format for Xbox LIVE member profile URLs?
With all due respect, I don't believe I'm missing anything. Microsoft is redirecting locale-free URLs to locale-specific URLs, presumably based on the locale associated with your Live profile, which can be verified by removing the locale from the answer below. This isn't a typical change, where the provider would move a page and break links to the old one rather than redirecting you (which is what they should have done, at least for a while, so that your old link would work). If you're aware of locales, testing this yourself would have given you the answer;
Feb
18
comment What is the format for Xbox LIVE member profile URLs?
Downvoting because this is relatively easy to discover: clicking on any of your friends' profiles will display the URL pattern in Foxtrot's answer.