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I'm primarily a PC, Adventure/Puzzle game addict but love a whole variety of games. The only online/multiplayer games I play are FPS's but prefer mostly offline/singleplayer games.

I'm currently playing the following games (listed in order play time):

  • Titanfall (PC)
  • Thief (PC)
  • South Park: Stick of Truth (PC)
  • Bravely Default (3DS)

Also on:

Steam:     Appl_Jax
Uplay:     Appl_Jax
Origin:    jeff1203
Xbox Live: ApplJax114
PSN:       Appl_Jax

I'd say I'm a well above average "freelancing" FPS player, clans are not really for me. I can hold my own and work with the team when needed. I've spent significant time on:

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare *retired* (as -AJ-, grisham or grish)
  • Tactical Ops (Unreal Tournament Mod) *retired* (as Appl_Jax)

Favorite games including but not limited to:

  • Sam & Max
  • Monkey Island
  • Day of the Tentacle
  • Grimm Fandango
  • (pretty much most of the classic LA adventure games)
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Prince of Persia
  • Splinter Cell
  • Max Payne (all the games)
  • SimCity
  • Call of Duty 4

Then of course there's the select console games, primarily a Nintendo fan:

  • Zelda
  • Metroid
  • Castlevania
  • Super Mario RPG (there ought to be more like this)
  • Final Fantasy 5 and 9

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comment How to build quickly in Red Alert?
Right, I don't think it was ever possible to use a keyboard shortcut to place a building that is ready.
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comment How to build quickly in Red Alert?
It's been ages since I last played RA1. But I believe the page up/down keys changed the unit pages while home and end changed the building pages. I could be totally wrong so see if it works. If it does, then great, otherwise I don't remember.
Aug
11
comment How to build quickly in Red Alert?
IIRC, RA used the same engine as the original C&C and there was little/no real hotkey support. It was mostly driven by the mouse. The keyboard shortcuts I can remember off-hand revolved around scrolling the map and unit/building pages. There were of course more but none to build/train specific buildings/units.
Aug
4
comment What ports need to be opened to play multiplayer reliably?
I know how port forwarding works. All my desktop computers within my network all have static IPs. The question here was to address the fact that UBI didnt document well what ports are actually used. And even if you have everything set up correctly, the games didnt always work well. Chalk it up to poor network code.
Jul
30
revised I lost my game save by changing Gameboy. Can it be recovered and if not, will it happen again?
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comment I lost my game save by changing Gameboy. Can it be recovered and if not, will it happen again?
@Memor-X: Yes a battery in the game pack. Back then, we didn't have flash memory (which can hold data without batteries) that can be mass produced to store save data.
Jul
30
comment I lost my game save by changing Gameboy. Can it be recovered and if not, will it happen again?
Again, "don't expect that save to last after you shut off your game." Yeah, it might persist after a minute or two after turning off, but that doesn't mean that it's fixed for good. The same is true for any battery-based technology.
Jul
30
answered I lost my game save by changing Gameboy. Can it be recovered and if not, will it happen again?
Jul
30
revised Can I skip all the checkpoints in Shovel Knight by jumping over them?
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answered Can I skip all the checkpoints in Shovel Knight by jumping over them?
Jul
11
comment Are there any fixes for Watch Dogs FPS Drops?
To be fair, a lot of the problem is probably coming from Nvidia's drivers. Not even my Titan Blacks in SLI is immune to this problem. Even dropping all settings to low does nothing for me. AC4 multiplayer suffered a lot on release if you ran SLI. Stupid glitches. You'd have to turn off SLI to have everything look normal. Took 3 months for Nvidia to finally release drivers that fix that. The problems we're seeing here doesn't surprise me one bit.
Jul
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Famous Question
Jul
4
accepted Is there (currently) a way to install the Xbox One controller firmware updates from my PC?
Jul
4
revised Can ghosts be killed?
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asked Can ghosts be killed?
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awarded  Inquisitive
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awarded  Curious
Jun
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asked Is there (currently) a way to install the Xbox One controller firmware updates from my PC?
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5
comment No Iron and Metal?
You're a pirate for god's sake! There's plenty of ships around. Start hunting.