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Why do console games require a button press before showing the main menu?
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The true reason is because it's a requirement that the console manufacturers enforce if you want to create games for their systems. PC games don't have requirements like this. There are some ...

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Why do Starcraft 2 leagues award playing, rather than winning?
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29 votes

I suspect your premise about gaining more points for winning than losing is slightly off. Generally speaking, once your point level stabilizes due to finding your actual skill level, your points will ...

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Where is the infinite (99) lives staircase in the original Super Mario Bros?
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It appears to be at the end of stage 3-1. (source) I've unfortunately never been able to perform this trick. The potential of 99 lives does you no good if you die ...

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How do you reset saved multiplayer progress in Portal 2?
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I am wondering precisely why you would care to fully reset things. I don't think you can, but it shouldn't hurt the experience at all if you don't reset it. I will assume that you really just want to ...

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Can I create one steam account per game?
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It doesn't cost nothing - it costs time and convenience to create different accounts and log in to them all separately when you want to change which account you are using. I searched through the User ...

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Can I reinstall Starcraft 2 on Windows using the key from my Mac?
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The answer is yes, you will be able to install Starcraft II on any future box you have. Soon after you purchase Starcraft II, you will link your key to your battle.net account. If you don't have a ...

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Why is it intuitive to have the up and down arrow keys reversed in flight simulation games?
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Here's my guess for how it feels to control a flying vehicle. Also, here are some bits of flight dynamic terminology. Pretend you are sitting in a plane. Imagine the plane has a big imaginary stick ...

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How do I cancel Xbox LIVE automatic renewal online?
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Contrary to what other sites may tell you when Googling around, yes you can cancel your Xbox Live membership renewal without calling customer support. It's actually really tricky with non-obvious ...

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In StarCraft 2, is there a way to automatically set groups on units about to be produced?
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I don't think there is a way to do exactly what you describe. If I am wrong, I would love to know about it! The second best thing I can find is to set a waypoint to follow a unit in your main attack ...

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Is it possible to purchase and play a used copy of StarCraft 2?
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Do not buy StarCraft II used. You will not be able to play. StarCraft II is only playable via a Battle.net account with rights to play StarCraft II. There are 2 ways to get those rights: Purchase ...

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Is there a preferred sequence for buying upgrades in the armory?
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Okay, lame answer time. The point of the campaign upgrade system is that the choice is yours to make. The developers have stated that they want you to play through the game multiple times, playing ...

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Is trading between players available in Borderlands?
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Not through any sort of UI, but you can drop items on the ground. While in a co-op game with a friend, open up the inventory screen, highlight the item, and press Spacebar (or something else if you'...

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What are the differences between Super Mario 64 (N64) and Super Mario 64 DS?
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The DS version's main feature is a few extra playable characters with special abilities. The Wikipedia article covers most of the functional differences. However, I would like to bring attention to ...

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Is it possible to watch the summary story that is told during the install of Starcraft 2?
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The video is available in two parts on this Join the Dominion! website. The two parts are called "New Era" and "Uncertain Future." As of this writing, they were easily accessible on the right side ...

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Are there character combinations that make it impossible to finish Maniac Mansion?
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I don't believe so. Certain combinations will probably make it harder, but it seems you generally only should need 1 character's special skill to beat the game; Dave and the third character can just ...

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Is there any way to get a refund for a game bought from Steam?
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Note that Steam's policy has changed - it is now possible to request a refund. The Steam Subscriber Agreement now links to the Steam Refund Policy. Please see other answers which describe this in more ...

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Automatic or Manual?
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This is straight from memory so it might not be 100% accurate; I did not try to look it up anywhere. Let me start by explaining the differences between Automatic and Manual modes, then answer the ...

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Difference between Warriors and Zelda control style
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Zelda Style Y - Combo Attacks X - Special Attack B - Regular Attacks A - Dodge Warriors Style Y - Regular Attacks X - Combo Attacks B - Dodge A - Special Attack In Zelda Style, you generally ...

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SpaceChem: Why can't I advance to the next level?
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You need to solve Molecular Foundry first. I hit the same thing. That level is hard. The level you can't get to in the far right there is actually the last level on the planet.

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Is it normal to reach rooms where nothing appears to happen?
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Yes, this is normal. The woman will sell you stuff later once you have the proper item. You need a letter of some kind (looks similar to a map item you find in dungeons). Once you show her the letter, ...

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Can non-Zerg races build on friendly creep?
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Unfortunately, no, not last I tried with Terrans and Zerg. This is particularly bad on one of the 3v3 maps in which there are 2 nice natural expansions right next to each other - if a Zerg ally takes ...

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How can I get Rock Band 1 songs into Rock Band 2?
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(Note: This answer applies to the XBox 360 version. I am not certain whether this is possible on other consoles.) Start up Rock Band 1 while connected to XBox Live. The XBox will tell you there is a ...

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Why does my opponent keep driving into a wall?
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I don't have the source code available of course, but generally speaking this sort of thing is called a desync. These games are just running through game logic. When playing multiplayer, usually the ...

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Is it possible to move around during combat?
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No, there is no way to purposefully move your characters in the SNES or DS versions of Chrono Trigger. Each individual fight seems to start with set locations for where your characters stand. This ...

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What does the StarCraft 2 client download when entering the league queue?
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(Probably) The maps! You don't start with them all (or any?) and must download the appropriate player # maps before you can play. Presumably, yes, this does mean Blizzard can do micro patches on the ...

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How do I build and fight simultaneously?
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In addition to most everything a paid nerd said, I would add a couple things. Playing StarCraft well is similar to driving a car well. You need to pay attention and check your mirrors a lot to ensure ...

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Can I use a game controller to play Diablo 3?
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Not within the game, no you cannot use a game controller to play. Diablo 3 on PC is intended to be played with Mouse & Keyboard. Using an external program / mod to add this capability not a good ...

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How is skill damage calculated based on weapon damage?
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I don't this this is explained anywhere, and I haven't heard of anyone doing enough testing to figure it out yet (I certainly haven't). This is something I'd like to know too. I believe your ...

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How can I get a bunch of 1-UPs in New Super Mario Bros(DS)?
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It's been a while, but I liked playing the first level over and over. It has a Mega Mushroom in it. What you do is let the mushroom out, but don't get it immediately - let it scroll right until it ...

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EA killed my Bioware keys
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I'm sure EA didn't "go out of its way" - it just hasn't been maintaining an old website that hadn't been visited frequently. You should contact customer service. I would imagine they still have these ...

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