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Does anyone have any idea how to play eve? I like the idea of it but it must be the most complicated game I've ever seen :lol:

 

It has a very steep learning curve. I've played it 2 or 3 times but just couldn't get into it.

 

Last space sims i spent any time with were x3 and freelancer. Not mmo's i know but still.

 

star trek online is gash btw.

 

Eve's not that bad but you have to pay attention to the tut.

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Bought the Orange Box this morning mainly for TF2 which is so much fun, miles better than the crappy lag riddled 360 version :D Probably my favourite FPS I've tried on the PC so far.. however my mouse is driving me fucking mental.

 

It was just a cheap laser job from the local PC shop but it's got lag, hard to explain but all my games have high FPS if I leave the mouse alone and move forwards and backwards with just the keyboard, but when I move my mouse slowly it looks like it has tiny glitches, can still play games fine but it's just annoying as fuck.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations for a nice lag free laser mouse that runs fine with windows 7? Don't fancy anything too expensive with a million buttons on, just something that's smooth.

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Bought the Orange Box this morning mainly for TF2 which is so much fun, miles better than the crappy lag riddled 360 version :D Probably my favourite FPS I've tried on the PC so far.. however my mouse is driving me fucking mental.

 

It was just a cheap laser job from the local PC shop but it's got lag, hard to explain but all my games have high FPS if I leave the mouse alone and move forwards and backwards with just the keyboard, but when I move my mouse slowly it looks like it has tiny glitches, can still play games fine but it's just annoying as fuck.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations for a nice lag free laser mouse that runs fine with windows 7? Don't fancy anything too expensive with a million buttons on, just something that's smooth.

 

Logitech G7 is classic. Pretty good and affordable all around gaming mouse. Was on a lan the other day and for whatever reason, all the 8 guys on the lan had this exact mouse.

 

http://netgamer.3dn.ru/g7_1.jpg

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I think £60 is a little bit more than I was expecting :lol: Do you really have to pay that much to get a good smooth mouse?

 

Guess it depends on how smooth and comfortable you want it to be. Like with everything you get what you pay for and having a good mouse is essential in gaming, especially when playing a FPS or RTS. At least I wouldn't cheap out and get a cheap mouse if you intent to play a lot of games, well worth paying a bit extra in my opinion.

 

 

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I bought an Intellimouse 3.0 about 7 years ago and I've pretty much been a hardcore gamer for 5 of those years.  Did the job, but if I was looking to buy a new mouse these days it would be the MX518 at £26.

 

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/pimg/KB-060-LG_400.jpg

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PC gaming sucks without the right gear. Having a good quality PC and gaming mice/keyboard/mouse mat + a large table to play on + a comfy executive type office chair = a totally different experience.

 

Currently using the Sharkoon Fireglider from eBuyer.

 

http://www.tecnoloyi.com/phpnews/images/sharkoon-fireglider4-3.10.0.jpg

 

Pretty decent budget gaming mouse, and better than my previous mice (DeathAdder and IME 3) mainly because there's a largish button next to the scroll wheel which I use as Mouse3 instead of the scroll wheel itself, whereas on every other mice I've tried the scroll wheel always f***s up after about a year if used regularly. Would recommend it as it does the job well and is a solid gaming mouse for the price, with buttons in the right places, high/adjustable DPI, and adjustable weights so you can make the mouse physically lighter if you want. The software is a bit unrefined and the mouse only shows up as a random one in Windows, but for £25 I couldn't care less as it does everything needed.

 

As a side note, currently Play.com have the Microsoft Reclusa keyboard at a discounted price of £18 (normally around £30). Absolute steel for a good quality "gaming" keyboard, paid £35 for this from eBuyer a few months ago and thought it was pretty great value for money given that good quality gaming keyboards are around £50+ as a minimum. The soft leather-style padding on the wrist pad is great. Highly recommended if on a budget, even if a few of the media keys are placed poorly (these are fully programmable so can be disabled if you want).

 

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3478465/Microsoft-Reclusa-USB-Gaming-Keyboard/Product.html

 

http://www.gizmodo.de/savedfiles/070507_reclusa.jpg

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Opted for the Logitech MX518 as recommended by Spaceman :) Prefer the look of the lush Fireglider mouse but after some research the MX518 seems like a better option for me, it's meant to be pretty bulky in size which should be perfect for my big hands and for it was £24.99 with free shipping. :D 

 

Hopefully there'll be an instant noticable difference otherwise I may just go insane :lol: One thing consoles have over PC gaming is that you don't obsess at all over performance, you get what you're given and that's that.

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Opted for the Logitech MX518 as recommended by Spaceman :) Prefer the look of the lush Fireglider mouse but after some research the MX518 seems like a better option for me, it's meant to be pretty bulky in size which should be perfect for my big hands and for it was £24.99 with free shipping. :D 

 

Hopefully there'll be an instant noticable difference otherwise I may just go insane :lol: One thing consoles have over PC gaming is that you don't obsess at all over performance, you get what you're given and that's that.

You also need a decent fabric mousepad with that mouse.

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Been using an MX518 for about 4 years myself, had the preceding model (was blue) before that. Nice shape, good button placement.

 

Got a Logitech G10 (or something) keyboard too, it lights up for late night porn sessions and has some buttons down the left that I've never needed.

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The Keyboard and mouse arrived today :)

 

The keyboard is great, can't got wrong for £18 and the mouse is extremely comfortable.. as for the smoothness issue I'm beginning to think it's all in my head :lol: My girlfriend and mate couldn't see what I was on about but I swear when I move the mouse slowly there's something my eyes are picking up, maybes need a new monitor as this one's ancient.

 

Anyway, regardless of that the mouse is a huge improvement over my old one, so much more accurate, actually feel like I'm helping in TF2 now, kills have improved shit loads.

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Constructor was such a great game for it's time.

 

Best thing I remember from the game was managing to level up a group of gangsters all the way up to them having Tommy Guns, then getting them to take on patrolling police all at once. Was hilarious watching the police officer barely able to move. It then opened up the entire block for thieves, hippies, hooligans, killer clowns, etc, to wreck havoc on every house in that block. The cost was insane, iirc I had to have an entire block worth of tenants producing mob-point-babies instead of tenant babies, on top of having to regularly bribe the mob boss because the gangsters would kill someone pretty quickly, but it was all worth it.

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If anyone could recommend a turn-based strategy game like Civilization IV (but not Civ IV) to take some of my spare time up, I'd be very grateful. Would like to try something I've never played before.

 

Prefer old-school (ancient) timelines as opposed to modern/futuristic ones. Like all the building/creating towns and stuff and pillaging others, etc.

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If anyone could recommend a turn-based strategy game like Civilization IV (but not Civ IV) to take some of my spare time up, I'd be very grateful. Would like to try something I've never played before.

 

Prefer old-school (ancient) timelines as opposed to modern/futuristic ones. Like all the building/creating towns and stuff and pillaging others, etc.

 

Anon 1404: Dawn Of Discovery is brilliant, not much combat though but the rest of it is mint :)

 

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The Keyboard and mouse arrived today :)

 

The keyboard is great, can't got wrong for £18 and the mouse is extremely comfortable.. as for the smoothness issue I'm beginning to think it's all in my head :lol: My girlfriend and mate couldn't see what I was on about but I swear when I move the mouse slowly there's something my eyes are picking up, maybes need a new monitor as this one's ancient.

 

Anyway, regardless of that the mouse is a huge improvement over my old one, so much more accurate, actually feel like I'm helping in TF2 now, kills have improved s*** loads.

Have you got a good mousepad to go with the mouse? It's much better with a good mousepad..

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