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    Rome 2

    Its great but I'm not liking the unit cards. same art, same style, same poses. Difficult to quickly see what unit your want to specifically select in the heat of battle. Unit cards are large and can take up almost half the screen. can't see any minimal UI option Other than that any other total war game really except the need for a very powerful graphics card. my GTX shows my age the more and more I push the graphical settings. Best total war if you want variety and scale.
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    Rome 2

    Just picked up my copy. Apologies if there is another thread but I skimmed through 3 pages couldn't find any. For those who are in Sydney. EB Broadway have relocated and today are offering 20% discount on all storewide games. I purchased my pre order of this game at $63 bucks. I will play tutorial and start a Carthage campaign as the Barca dynasty tonight. Cannot wait!
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    And it's war......again.

    The US wants to bomb Syria because Syria bombed Syria. 0.o
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    And it's war......again.

    The RAAF only get to fly around 4 hours a week on average. Not enough recruits as they'd like. This is why the yanks will be our air force for any offensive/defensive role particularly in SEA. In return we have to do as they say from coalition support right down to Julian Assange
  5. Using a GTX570 on I5 4670K on 1280x1080 res Runs everything fine. Tomb Raider which is the most recent game I bought this year showed signs of lag/frame drops in some areas when maxed out.. I'm a huge fan of Total War and the upcoming Rome 2 Not sure what card to get. My budget is up to a GTX 780 prices. Wait an see what ATI has to offer by the end of the year or better wait for 800 series which have an integrated ARM cpu? At the moment $760 looking really attractive and the sli option as well. I think this card will show its age once I crack everything ultra/max settings for Rome 2 Any advice?
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    Why cod 4 was the last of the great games

    To me DLC's are like mini expansions and Im happy to pay for them what is a couple of bucks? At the end of the day, they don't force you to buy DLC packs and surely...I haven't come across any game where a DLC was really needed in order to progress further from the original game itself. So what is the problem again?
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    Nokia 920

    I've pre ordered the Nokia 920 from Telstra $65 "S" plan (Small plan) Im excited! I've read a lots of reviews and mostly the comments are about the weight of the device which I don't really mind. I don't think it would be much different than my HTC Mozart with a case. Word on the street is that its the weight of a Iphone 4s with a case....so reviewers say its ok beacuse its an Apple device but when Nokia does it....its wrong? Why are all the reviwers iSheeple. Distortion field much? Any way check it out...Nokia 920 from Telstra
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    Alex Jones may not be crazy after all.

    I've been closely following this guy recently and the NDAA is just wrong. How can the government lock up it's own citizens if they believe they are a terrorist without trial. Trial/court is supposed to find out if you are a terrorist or not. WTFBQQSAUCE!!!! I've also read that the U.S will slowly remove the 2nn amendmant (right to bear arms) as the only thing stopping the "establishment." it armed ciitizens....and if they are skilled....even bigger threat.
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    [PC] Shogun 2 Total War

    Kill them all! thats what I used to do on rome tw, if someone thought it was a good idea to rebel/attack me I'd come back with like 3times the troops and just click the slaughter button on the city/town and send some of my guys off to totally destroy the routed army purely out of spite. its always been like that, cavalry running onto spears never ends well.... likewise cavalry charging into a formation without the appropriate defense the foot soldiers get annihilated unless its an elite unit. Well..if cavalry don't get momentum to charge even Archers and Katana samurai, the are capable of slicing the cav for horse meat. It also depends how tired the horses are and if horses fight in forests then they become even more vulnerable to melee units. That why its a strategy game. ;) Im up for a clan play 4 online games so far won 2 of them on the launch day. :)
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    [PC] Shogun 2 Total War

    I was able to try out Avatar conquest. create my warlord and could not find any rooms to play online. Started campaign with the Date clan as soon as i click the big red tick, crashes to desktop. i had 3 crashes so far last night. haha! the updates took ages!!! WTFBBQSAUCE!
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    [PC] Shogun 2 Total War

    I picked up too, my work mates and boss thinks there is a suit of armor in the box.
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    [PC] Shogun 2 Total War

    Picking up grand master editions today at lunch time. damn...i want work to finish NOW! but...i also gotta do some shopping tonight....ughhhhh!
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    [PC] Shogun 2 Total War

    I prefer Rome as their best series. The AI was horrific in Medieval II (on latest patch)
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    [PC] Shogun 2 Total War

    I'm excited for tomorrow. I get my grand master edition of Shogun 2. :) Finally a game that will satisfy me for quite some time. Who is excited? I am hoping the diplomacy works well in this game as I've read some cool diplomatic techniques to try on your opponents or potential allies/foes (works well if you play the Tokugawa clan) Which faction will you play first? For me it would be the Date clan or Takeda clan, I like a faction with strong and reliable offensive units such as the Date's no-dachi (dual wielding Samurai warriors) or Takeda powerful cavalry.