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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


Feb
18
comment What is the format for Xbox LIVE member profile URLs?
Note that the format returns a locale-specific version of the gamertag: replace en-US with the code for your desired locale. For example, fr-CA is Canadian (French); ja-JP is Japanese.
Feb
18
comment What gamepads can be used in Magicka?
@Lemmings19, I think the title is either a shopping rec or a list, neither of which work well here. The bolded part of the question, I think, is a better way to ask it: the best answer would explain what Magicka requires and how to compare that against a gamepad's features ... particularly when compared to this question, which covers the general controllers-for-PC case.
Feb
17
comment What's the best strategy for Survival: Endless mode in Plants vs Zombies?
Perfect. I think that also should help with issues like Geraldine's; link + image + explanation should really help.
Feb
17
comment What's the best strategy for Survival: Endless mode in Plants vs Zombies?
I think it would be helpful to add something that explains why this works well.
Feb
17
comment I'm having problems with the storage girl in act 2 in Dead Island
That's good to hear. Keep your eye out for news about another patch for the 360; hopefully they will fix this eventually, then I can update my answer and you won't have to worry about watching your inventory when taking stuff from Jin.
Feb
14
comment I'm having problems with the storage girl in act 2 in Dead Island
No, it shouldn't. In my experience, when my inventory was full, I simply couldn't take the item ... but as you've seen before, when you complete a quest and the reward is an item, but your inventory is full, you'll drop the item. (Same thing if you make a Deo-Bomb or get someone to make you a Molotov.) So if you don't notice this, and you leave the area, the weapon would probably be gone ... but I've never had that happen with Jin.
Feb
14
comment I'm having problems with the storage girl in act 2 in Dead Island
How many items are in your inventory, and what's your capacity? (You should see at the top: it'll say something like Inventory 11/12.) You normally can't take an item from Jin when your inventory is full, but there could be exceptions. Also, is this on the PC or on a console? There may be ways to get around this on a PC that you couldn't do on a console. (I have the 360 version, so I don't know what's possible for the PC.)
Feb
13
comment Problem using DLC from another region
Welcome to Gaming! The best answers here are ones with supporting evidence, ideally with a link to a page that explains in more detail (in this case, maybe something on Sony's site that talks about DLC and region restrictions). If you have such a link, or can find one, that could make this a solid answer.
Feb
12
comment ION iCade with Mame on a PC
Welcome to Gaming! It looks to me like your question is the same as a question that's been asked before on this site, so I've voted to close it as a duplicate. I would encourage you to look at the question in Jupotter's comment to see if the answers there resolve your issue; if not, by earning a little reputation, you can comment on the best answer and ask if they can clarify something for you.
Feb
10
comment Where is the voice recording #4 in Dead Island?
possible duplicate of Where are all the collectibles located?
Feb
9
comment How do I fix bugged quests on consoles?
to expand on your last sentence, one strategy is to create several save points as you play, always trying to preserve one that goes back before your current "quest". Skyrim's system makes it difficult to do that, but as an alternative, you can try to keep at least two save points prior to the completion of your last quest (in case the most recent save is not before the bug takes effect).
Feb
8
comment Skyrim, doubting adventurer needs determination
Welcome to Gaming! Stack Exchange sites work best with narrowly-focused questions on specific topics; discussion simply isn't a good fit here, and it seems to me as though you're looking for a discussion about Skyrim. Chat is a great place for that, if you pick up enough rep to be able to participate in it. In the meantime, you might look through other Skyrim character-build questions to see which ones work better with this site.
Feb
7
comment Are Dead Island's achievements counted across playthroughs and play modes?
yeah, I was pretty much expecting to wait until late in the next game to pop that one ... it was a total surprise to have it hit so early (and to have so many skill points to apply; I didn't understand what happened. I must have applied 3 before I realized).
Feb
6
comment How do you complete the challenge “Can't have enough Ram”?
True ... even with Level 3 tackling, it still uses stamina. Prior to that, it might be better to save it for Fury, when stamina isn't an issue, particularly if you've upgraded it so that it lasts longer.
Feb
6
comment How many total skill points does a character get in Dead Island?
@graven, and even with the new level cap, you're still restricted to a single skill point per level ... you just get 10 more of them. So it's still not possible to max out a character.
Feb
6
comment How do you complete the challenge “Can't have enough Ram”?
Note that tackling is essentially sprinting into an enemy (once you've got at least Level 1 tackling in the Combat skill tree). This works in both normal mode and Fury.
Feb
6
comment How do I complete One is All I Need?
I think the thing is that the popup box doesn't say Infected, so you wouldn't know to look. I didn't catch this until a couple of days ago or so ... that's why I deleted my comment under your answer, I saw that it was Infected only.
Feb
4
comment How do I complete One is All I Need?
The choice of weapon probably depends on the character you have ... I can get one-shot kills with Sam B using modified blunt weapons (but not, as of yet, five in a row).
Feb
3
comment Can I get my Steam categories back?
There is this thread as well, but at least one user reports that that solution does not restore categories, and there's no copy of a Steam email response in that thread.
Feb
2
comment To what extent do your choices in Mass Effect influence the story in Mass Effect 2?
Welcome to Gaming! Questions about future releases are off-topic here due to the fact that they can't be answered definitively, so I've changed your question to refer only to the first two games. Once ME3 has been released, please feel free to edit the question again so it covers all three games - at that point, we should know how ME1 and ME2 decisions affect ME3 playthroughs.