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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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Nov
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answered Is there a bonus for collecting all the items in the 8-player classic Donkey Kong level?
Nov
22
asked Is there a bonus for collecting all the items in the 8-player classic Donkey Kong level?
Nov
21
comment How am I supposed to time my press when trying to do the Roll Recovery?
But that wouldn't quite work if you are jumping at a very high place (like say 3 stories up). Midway would be too soon I think and have not been able to do the roll at that height.
Nov
21
comment How am I supposed to time my press when trying to do the Roll Recovery?
I think I've figured out the timing. It seems to be based on how far away you are from the ground. At about standing height to be precise. So we really shouldn't be counting the time it takes to fall, but the height we are at.
Nov
21
revised How am I supposed to time my press when trying to do the Roll Recovery?
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asked How am I supposed to time my press when trying to do the Roll Recovery?
Nov
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answered How am I supposed to time my press when trying to do the Roll Recovery?
Oct
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answered What was the point of each verb/action in Monkey Island?
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Aug
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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.
Aug
18
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
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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
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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.