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  1. I bought Skyrim, Outlast, Contagion, The Amnesia Bundle and Mafia 2. All of them on the Steam Summer sale. I'm going to have to stop buying anymore games before I'm broke.
  2. Thanks for the detailed and informative post. I'll definitely look into those mods you listed. I just got to white-run right now so I'm gonna need to install all of these mods right now to get the best gaming experience possible with Skyrim, as early as possible.
  3. I'm not sure if anyone still plays it, but I just bought Skyrim (Legendary Edition) last night while it was on sale on Steam after not having played it for 1 and a half year now. I have a question. Since being out of the loop in the Skyrim modding community for a long time now, I wanted to know what mods you guys would recommend to improve the game-play and enhance the graphics, and overall the whole experience. If any of you could help me out with this, that would be great. Thanks again guys.
  4. Grim Fandango is being remastered for the PS4 and Vita.
  5. I'm playing The Witcher 2 right now. I tried to get into the first game, but the combat was just so horrendous that I could not get into it. It kept pulling me away from the game, and eventually I just stopped playing it. The Witcher 2, however, is a vast improvement, with a better game-play system, and a better combat system than the original. It also has an engaging (if slow) storyline. I just got through the prologue, and that took more than 2 hours for me. I've only just started playing the actual main-game. What I'm concerned about The Witcher 3 though is whether I'll be run it or not. I currently have a GTX 650 Ti card, and I'm able to play Witcher 2 on mostly ultra settings (ubersampling however kept making the game lag so I just turned it off) but considering that Witcher 3 is mostly aimed at new generation consoles, I don't know if I'll be able to run it on high graphic settings. I guess we'll just have to wait and see on that one.
  6. Out of all those games listed, the only one I'm actually playing so far is BioShock Infinity. I'm waiting for a Metro series sale on Steam, I don't have the Nintendo 3Ds to play Pokemon X and Y (I will soon), Rockstar didn't release GTA V for PC yet so I'll have to wait on that, and The Stanley Parable will be on my Steam collection soon. I have no interest in any of the other games listed. So far though, I'm greatly enjoying BioShock Infinity and consider it to be a vast improvement over BioShock 2. It completely immerses you in its game-world and doesn't let you go until you realize it's dinner time. Probably the best sale purchase I made on Steam yet. I'll have to get around to playing more games that came out this year though.
  7. That got it to work, but I avoided that route on purpose. The reason being is because Steam gave me a warning about how I should not run the client on compatibility mode or admin mode. I'm a bit concerned about what could happen to my Steam client if I do keep running it in compatibility mode just for one game. Oh well, at least Jade Empire is working now. Thanks again.
  8. I bought Jade Empire on Steam a few days back when it was on special. I've been trying to run the game but all I've gotten from all this is problems. Jade Empire simply will not work on my Steam platform for some reason and I honestly don't know what to do to fix this problem. It seems like BioWare has an anti-Steam agenda and designed their old games to be as incompatible with Steam as possible. That's an exaggeration on my part, but you guys know the point I'm trying to get at. Anyway, being the good person I am, I took a picture of the problem. Show spoiler (hidden content - requires Javascript to show) I have Google searched this problem, and I have tried this method but it didn't work. If any of you know how to fix this problem, then please send back a reply. Thank you again for your time and patience.
  9. I just bought a new graphic card for my computer, the GTX 650 Ti with 2 GB. So naturally with this new upgrade, I've started to catch up on games that I couldn't play before. So since the graphic card upgrade, I've been playing The Witcher 2 The Enhanced Edition for the PC, Far Cry 3, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution The Directors Cut.
  10. I watch anime and read manga way too often. I guess you can say that it's a hobby of mine No, but seriously, anime is one of my most favorite things in the world, that I watch at least one episode of an anime show everyday (I watch more than one). This recent spring/summer season brought a lot of great shows such as Date a Live, Attack on Titan and Watamote. And now with the fall season line-up, shows such as Strike the Blood are starting to hit their peak. If there's one thing I do hate about anime though, it's post-anime depression. I had with Death Note, Clannad, Mirai Nikki, and Cowboy Bebop. Thankfully, I don't experience it anymore. *Date a Live *School Days *Clannad *Death Note *Kanon *Code Geass *Air (Dropped it) *Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) *Harui Suziumiya *Angel Beats *Cowboy Bebop *Monster *Sword Art Online *Elfen Lied *Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) *WataMote *Attack of the Titans Not a lot of shows, I know. I have a big fat list of shows that I'm going to watch soon. When? I truly don't know. Considering that I keep adding more and more titles to my list, I don't know if I'm ever going to get through all of them. As for manga's, I'm currently reading Attack on Titan, Watamote, and Letter Bee.
  11. The package I bought includes vanilla WoW, Burning Crusade, and Wrath of the Lynch King. It didn't have Cataclysm or Mists. It was a good deal though, only $5 from Blizzards Battle.net site. It doesn't matter for me at the moment though because I still have to renew my subscription to WoW, and I'm not even close to Burning Crusade yet, let alone Cataclysm.
  12. I like Blizzard. Their games are some of best PC games that are currently out there, and despite Diablo 3 not reaching the standards of most Blizzard games, I still respect Blizzard, and their continued efforts to release fun, entertaining and memorable games. I've played both StarCraft (both one and two, and the expansion packs Brood War and Heart of Swarm) and World of WarCraft (the vanilla version, haven't reached to any expansion yet and I was playing as a dwarf hunter. I'm at level 45 right now) and I enjoy both series immensely. I just didn't like the Heart of Swarm expansion pack and that's only because I hate playing as the Zergs. I'm anxiously looking forward to Legacy of the Void.
  13. You realize that most people will pick KotOR over the others, right? Anyhow, I actually did make a top ten Star Wars game list a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
  14. Mass Effect and Skyrim weren't grimdark, and they were AAA titles. Anyhow, I'm looking forward to seeing what Star Wars 1313 is bringing to the table. I think this will be LucasArt's comeback to "quality" video gaming after a very long "hit and miss" trial with the Clone Wars series. And I'm really looking forward to it. I just hope it doesn't end up like The Force Unleashed, in which anticipation and hopes were high before release, but ultimately came down as being disappointing after. I still don't understand why it's called "1313" though. Couldn't LucasArts have come up with something more unique than three random numbers? Unless it's being planned to change.
  15. (This BBCode requires its accompanying plugin to work properly.) At first, it may seem very basic for a menu start-up. But the music really makes this standout for me. I'm able to watch this menu for five hours straight without getting bored or eye-strained. I also like the changing background design behind the transparent text.
  16. I really like the trailer for Limbo. It shows you everything you need to know about the game-play without having to turn it into a 3 minute CGI preview. The music is nice too. (This BBCode requires its accompanying plugin to work properly.)
  17. Source When US soldier Terry Brooks was sent to join military guards at the infamous Guantanamo prison that houses Moslem militants from Taliban and Al-Qaeda, he had not thought he would embrace the religion of those prisoners. After a few chats with a Moroccan inmate, he converted to Islam in 2003. A simple counter-part to the "Osama is dead" thread.
  18. Does anybody else experience any sign of lag while playing "The Witcher 2?" I have constant frame-rate lag while in the prologue, and I've done everything to try and fix it, (aka, I installed the beta drivers, turned off 3D Vision, lowered "all" settings to low) and even then the frame-rate is still sloppy in some areas of the game (especially with the dragon sequence). (This BBCode requires its accompanying plugin to work properly.) System Specs: Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS Clock Speed: 2399 MHz Physical Memory: (In other-words: A RAM) 3.99 GB VRAM: 512 MB Graphic Card Driver Version: 270.61 Sound Adapter: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio) Sound Driver Version: 6.0.1.5657 Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium (64 bit) Direct X Version: DirectX 10.0 (Aug2009) or later EDIT: Game is patched to version 1.1
  19. An Interesting Read... Source Disclaimer: This article is intended for individuals who have watched the StarWars movies. If you haven't, you might not get everything, but you will still benefit, so read on! I grew up watching StarWars. My dad had bought the first trilogy boxset and I would often pop it in the VCR on rainy days and get blown away by all the special effects and the intense plot and the funny character chemistry between Han Solo and well, everyone else. At first, my relationship with StarWars was pretty shallow. I thought the Jedi were pretty cool with their deadly glow sticks and their mind powers, but I never really gave it much thought. Of course, I always had a love affair with heroism and the epic, but I never delved deep into the story line or the character development of the movies at that age. It wasn't until I was about 12-13 years old that I began to read StarWars books. Many good writers had inspired themselves from the StarWars universe and wrote pretty good novels which revolved more around the life and adventures of my favourite characters. Personally, my all-time favourite character in all of the StarWars universe was Obi-Wan Kenobi. Yes, OK, I did have a total crush on Ewan McGregor who played him in "Phantom Menace" *tehee* but, as I read the books and got sucked into the thrilling adventures of Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan, I really got to appreciate Obi-Wan's character better and started to understand what him and the Jedi Order stood for. I grew up in a Muslim household and I like to think I acquired a pretty good basic education and understanding of my religion while I grew up. I went to a private Islamic school where I was daily reminded of the values and moral codes that Muslims stand for. The more I read about Obi- Wan Kenobi's adventures, the more I noticed parallels between the moral codes of the Jedi and the one of the Muslims. I noticed that we had many things in common... #1 : Peace be with you When Muslims meet each other and part from each other, it is highly recommended for them to great each other with, 'As Salaamu Aleikum' which means 'Peace be with you'. Many people have claimed that George Lucas inspired himself from the Islamic greeting to create the famous 'May the Force be with you'. #2: Modesty Modesty is a very important virtue in Islam and covers more than one aspect of a Muslim's life. Young Muslims are taught to be modest as it is conducive to good character and discourages boastfulness. Boastfulness is highly discouraged in Islam because it brings down others and breeds arrogance. Modesty also creates an atmosphere of humbleness and respect towards others and towards a Higher Power. Muslims are also modest in the way they dress. Both Muslim men and women are obligated to wear loose fitting and humble clothes. Likewise, humbleness and modesty is very important to the Jedi Order. Arrogance is a severely disliked and discouraged character trait amongst the Jedi and Muslims alike. In many instances, you will find that Jedi Masters often chastise their Padawans for being boastful or arrogant about their skills. . You will also notice that most Jedis wear similar types of loose fitting yet functional clothes that allow them to be dexterous while effectively hiding their bodies. Although Jedis are undoubtedly fit, they rarely wear tight muscle shirts that show off their abs! They do this out of humbleness and humility. You will rarely see a scantily clad Jedi Knight in the StarWars movies. . #3 Meditation Islam is based on five pillars of worship. The second most important pillar of Islam is the five daily prayers. Muslims are obligated to pray at least five times a day - in the early morning, at noon, late afternoon, sunset and at night. The main purpose for prayer is for the Muslims to strengthen their bond and connection with The Higher Being (God). Prayer is beneficial in other ways as it relaxes the body and frees the mind of any material troubles. Being successfully concentrated and focused in prayer takes much practice and power of the mind and is very similar to mediation. Likewise, meditation is a very important part of a Jedi's daily ritual. Jedis meditate several times a day in order to strengthen their bond with their Higher Power (The Force). Like the Muslim prayer, Jedi meditation requires a lot of concentration, focus and determination in order to be successful and beneficial. Like the Muslims prayer, Jedi mediation is also aimed at detaching oneself from the material World. #4 Chasity In Islam, it is forbidden to have relations outside of marriage. Muslims can not have girlfriends or boyfriends and fornication is a great sin for Muslims. Ideally, a Muslim marries once in their life and their spouse is their lifetime partner and companion. Muslims must also be chaste, modest and respectful when interacting with members of the opposite sex. Likewise, the Jedi Order is very strict regarding relationships and goes even as far as to forbid any kind of attraction or relation as it distracts a Jedi Knight from his or her obligations as defender of the Galaxy. If you remember, the marriage between Anakin Skywalker and Padme had to be kept secret from the Jedi Order! #5: Chivalry and the Internal Struggle Muslims believe in the betterment of themselves for the betterment of mankind because they believed they were told to do so by God. Every Muslim constantly struggles with his or her inner desires and weaknesses, not only to help themselves but also help others around them. Muslims are supposed to defend the weak and the poor and are to strive for justice and peace around the World in anyway they can. Islam also has strict rules when it comes to the battlefield. "We should never raise our hands to anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim, unless in self-defense or a legitimate struggle for the defense of a country; if living in a Muslim country, one may fight only when a (war) is declared by legitimate state authority and does not involve any vigilantism, which is prohibited by consensus. Even in war, Muslims are prohibited from assaulting or killing women, children, old people, and noncombatants. Furthermore, we should certainly not use our hands to sow any corruption in the earth." - Taken from "Agenda to Change our Condition" by Sheikhs Hamza Yusuf and Zaid Shakir Likewise, the Jedi Knights' purpose is to defend and maintain peace and justice throughout the Galaxy. The first step in doing so is the purification of the inner self and the control of personal desires and emotions. The Jedi Knight first uses negotiation to solve an issue, but is allowed to resort to violence (hence the lightsabers) in situations of self defense. Vigilantism is also forbidden by the Jedi Order which also follows strict rules regarding battle. No Jedi is allowed to take on a mission without it being approved by the Jedi Council first. #6 Respecting Diversity Muslims believe that all of God's creation deserves respect, even plants and animals.True Muslims believe in the freedom of choice and the freedom of religion and belief. The Prophet Muhammad, (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "There is no compulsion in religion." Muslims are not supposed to force or coerce others into Islam and are obliged to respect all other religions and traditions. Likewise, young Jedi are taught to respect all other traditions around the Galaxy. Jedis are often sent to other planets and galactic systems to help resolve issues and they are taught to respect all cultures and religions they encounter during their missions. Like Muslims, Jedis are not to impose the Jedi Order and its rules on non-Jedis. #7 The Higher Power The first and most important pillar of Islam is the belief in One and Only God. In order to be a Muslim, one must believe in a unique Higher Power who has no limits. According to Islamic belief, God is not limited by time or space. No one knows what He looks like, what he sounds like and no gender is associated to Him. God is a being all powerful, capable of doing anything and everything. "He begets not, nor is he begotten." (Qur'an, 112:3) In the Qur'an (holy book of Islam), God says that He was not born and He does not give birth, yet he is the Originator of everything that exists. Likewise, the Jedi believe in a supreme creative power which binds all living things called , "The Force". Like the Islamic interpretation of God, the Force can not be seen, smelt or physically touched but the Jedi draw their spiritual and physical power from it through meditation. Like a Muslim's entire life revolves around his or her relationship with God, a Jedi's life revolves entirely around their relationship with the Force aswell. #8 Terrorism Islam is not only a religion but a way of life, a moral code and a complete set of values which revolves around the concept of peace through submission to God. Unfortunately, some misguided Muslims mis-understand the true message of Islam and use verses and scriptures out of context to justify their wrong doings, evil intentions and desires. These individual's hearts are diseased with many negative emotions and traits such as anger, hate, arrogance and fear. If left unchecked, these diseases can grown like a tumor and engulf the heart in darkness. Thus, these persons ,often blinded by their emotions, result to violence and injustice to fulfill their goals, whatever these may be. More often than not, these goals prove to be materialistic or political in nature and do not benefit anyone except maybe the perpetrators themselves. Sometimes, these misguided people will hide their true intentions with illusions of righteousness and 'greater good'. These sorts of people are often referred to as 'extremists' or 'terrorists'. Likewise, Jedis who have been corrupted by anger, hate, arrogance and fear use their knowledge of the Force for evil and are referred to as having 'turned to the Dark Side'. These are called the Sith. Like modern day extremists, the Sith believe that their interpretation of the Force is the right one and they believe that the Jedi are misguided and weak. The Sith spread hate and fear through the universe, and since they are from the same religion as the Jedi and since they also look like the Jedi, many inhabitants of the galaxy put Sith and Jedi in the same basket. "Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering." - Yoda In conclusion, I personally find that there are many parallels between the world of an observant Muslim and the one of a dedicated Jedi Knight. Both individuals lead a balanced and spiritual life, aimed at controlling their mind, body and soul in order to maintain a strong bond with a Higher Being and serve humankind (and alienkind). Being a young Muslim, sci-fi enthusiast, I found this connection very interesting and I thought it would help more people understand the true message of Islam and real mission of Muslims around the World. I hope this article has served as a reminder for my fellow Muslims and has served as a guide of understanding for non-Muslims. I hope you have enjoyed this article, and remember that the greatest weapon is light.
  20. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a good one. Show spoiler (hidden content - requires Javascript to show)
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  22. Terrible title in my opinion, and I was hopping for Tennant to appear in Batman 3. Ah well, knowing Nolan, it's probably for the best. Still looking forward to it, regardless of what villain shows up. I just hope they don't add Catwoman to the final story draft.
  23. The .ISO image is available for torrent downloading. But seeing how it's illegal to link that here, I'll just leave this link here instead. Click on the "DvD Direct Download" link. You'll have to download two parts of it, but it's much more faster then the torrent one.
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