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Comment: Re:Scalded (Score 1) 117

by Pubstar (#46784761) Attached to: Steam's Most Popular Games
No, he cannot return it in the US. From Best Buy's Return Website

Nonreturnable Items: Opened computer software, movies, music and video games can be exchanged for the identical item but cannot be returned for a refund

He can get an identical copy of the software, thats it. No refund. Why? Because people buy software, return the disk, but burn the CD key so it's no longer valid.

Also, you've never worked at a retail store's computer repair before. Its "We can look into it... at a discounted rate" or if they do look into it for free, its put on low priority and put off until someone finally gets around to it.

Comment: Re:Simple math (Score 1) 245

by Pubstar (#46743095) Attached to: PC Gaming Alive and Dominant
No paying to play online, plenty of F2P games that don't blow, your ability to use the input of your choosing, cheaper games, mod support, ability for users to revive old communities (Tribes 2 is alive and kicking by using a custom authorization mechanism), graphical fidelity (Even $550 systems can do 1080P/60FPS at higher graphical fidelity than XB1/PS4), ability to upgrade and customize your system without being XBL banned (New HDD because 500GB is too small? Banhammer), not being locked into buying officially supported peripherals, true multitasking, more exclusives, friendlier for indie development, and a more mature community. Should I continue?

AMD drivers don't suck in Windows, but have a worse track record under Linux. So it's really both.

Comment: Re:Simple math (Score 1) 245

by Pubstar (#46741243) Attached to: PC Gaming Alive and Dominant
That's weird. At my old apartment, both of my computers were in the living room, hooked up to the TV (one for me, one for my roommate). We'd switch off using it sitting on the couch depending on what we were playing. Sometimes when we had people over, we'd just toss a game up on the screen while playing.

Hell, most of my PC gamer friends all have their PC hooked up to a monitor and have a cable run to their TV in their bedroom. As for the last point, hopefully it won't be that much of an issue anymore with Steam Streaming.

Comment: Re:Not True (Score 2) 245

by Pubstar (#46737683) Attached to: PC Gaming Alive and Dominant
Games like Hawken, Blacklight: Retribution, DotA 2, and LoL are are examples of F2P model done right. When done properly, the games are amazing, and some of us with disposable incomes do toss the developers some cash.

As for the AAA bullshit - if you think that the only reason to game is AAA titles, then you are everything that is wrong with gaming. I've spent countless hours trying to get better scores on Hotline: Miami and get different endings on Papers, Please.

Comment: Re:Simple math (Score 1) 245

by Pubstar (#46737559) Attached to: PC Gaming Alive and Dominant
If I asked you how much you spend on games and XBL/PS+, how much do you really spend in comparison to PC. I haven't spent more than $40 on a preorder in ages. Hell, I got BF4 Digital Deluxe and Premium for $72. Titanfall was free (THANK YOU EA PAY GLITCH!), and most other things are between $35-40 for me using stuff like GreenManGaming and Console gaming is much more expensive in the long run.

Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders. -- Gauss