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#1 Posted by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -
@GTR12 said:

@funkyzoom said:
@GTR12 said:

There's actually quite a few Australians on GS, you can spot them easily.

Its better, but how much better is debatable, IMO its more like a "MA18+" rating instead of R18+, they still ban a few things. I wouldn't be surprised if parts of GTA 5 also get cut from the PC release, I wont say anything so I don't spoil it for anyone who hasn't played it.

It doesn't apply to movies, the games classification is different.

Hmmm....now that's a bummer, really. I'm a PC only gamer and haven't played GTA V yet, but I know which parts you're referring to. Maybe if the situation arises (not just for GTA but in general), I'd have to resort to the 'tricks' you mentioned in a previous post, to be able to play games uncut.

I haven't come across too many Australians here. Most people here are Americans, I guess. And a few British as well.

If you don't mind waiting for 2-3 weeks (I'm just guessing) after GTA releases or any big name game, just import a US/UK retail version from Amazon or wherever you want, and yes that's legal, if you have to have digital, its a little harder.

I don't usually buy games at launch anyway, because most PC ports these days are unoptimized loads of crap with more bugs than you can shake a stick at. 2 to 3 weeks doesn't matter at all. GTA V shouldn't be a problem though, because it would be at least 8 to 9 months before I can migrate (considering I first need to obtain the PR VIsa and then have a confirmed job offer before moving). And maybe by the, the censorship over there in Australia might have eased further, and there wouldn't even be a need to import them. And i don't suppose I would be able to afford games (apart from those on sale) for the first few months in Australia, considering the insanely high cost of living there as well as the inflated price of games. Depends on how well=paying a job i get. By the way, mind if I contact you through PM? I needed a few clarifications, and would appreciate it if you could shed some light on those!

#2 Posted by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -
@GTR12 said:

There's actually quite a few Australians on GS, you can spot them easily.

Its better, but how much better is debatable, IMO its more like a "MA18+" rating instead of R18+, they still ban a few things. I wouldn't be surprised if parts of GTA 5 also get cut from the PC release, I wont say anything so I don't spoil it for anyone who hasn't played it.

It doesn't apply to movies, the games classification is different.

Hmmm....now that's a bummer, really. I'm a PC only gamer and haven't played GTA V yet, but I know which parts you're referring to. Maybe if the situation arises (not just for GTA but in general), I'd have to resort to the 'tricks' you mentioned in a previous post, to be able to play games uncut.

I haven't come across too many Australians here. Most people here are Americans, I guess. And a few British as well.

#3 Posted by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -

@GTR12 said:

@saintsatan said:

Actually they can and do but it's very few games in very few regions.

Besides Metro LL (Russian edition), I don't know of a single game.

Also, I'm from Australia, where we just got a R18+ this year... we Aussies get the most gimped version of anything, and as long as the devs get their money and steam gets its sales, there are always things you can do to get around region locking.

Glad that I stumbled upon an Australian here, because that's where I'll be migrating (already submitted my application to ACS for skills assessment)! And yeah, I have heard about the ridiculous censorship laws over there. So is it any better after getting the 18+ rating, or do developers still need to cut/modify parts of their games to get them classified? And do this insane censorship laws apply to movies as well?

#4 Posted by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -
@GTR12 said:

@funkyzoom:

Why would you lose it? are you planning to get amnesia or something so that you forget your account/password?

Cut out the sarcasm already. I'm talking about 'REGION LOCKING', for heaven's sake. I stumbled upon this.

#5 Posted by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -

Ok, this hadn't really occurred to me until now. I reside in a third world country, and currently have a large library of games on Steam. I will be migrating to a first world country within a year. In that case, would I be losing my entire Steam library? Or would I still have access to them if I set my region as the original country (where I reside now)? Of course, this will not be possible if Steam tracks the country with the user's ip address.

#6 Edited by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -
@bulby_g said:

Most of the old games I've played have worked without any troubles at all. Only one I remember having to tinker with is Edgar Torronteras Extreme Biker.

Did you manage to get that game to work? I never could. I really like that game and still have its disk, but there's absolutely NO help on the internet about running that game on modern PCs. probably because it was not popular.

#7 Posted by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -

Some games are meant for controllers, but I still prefer my mouse in most of them. The speed of the mouse is just so much better, not only for gameplay but also to quickly pan the camera around (and you have to pan a LOT in Ryse cause the enemies come from every angle)

Thanks for the heads up, I'll play it with keyboard/mouse. I'm with you on this one. The only games I play with a controller are those that don't involve a mouse, such as racing, platforming or side-scrolling fighting games. Just began the massive download of Ryse on Steam (although I had purchased it earlier). It may take ages due to my slow internet connection, which happens to be among the 'fast' ones available in my third world country. :(

#8 Posted by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -

I played it with KB/MS which worked fine, but I'm guessing a controller would suit it as well.

Alright then! I'll try it with the controller, but I hope the camera locks behind the playable character automatically. This is one reason I avoid playing some games with the controller. Manually adjusting the camera with the right analog stick is is a lot more tedious and cumbersome than doing it with the mouse.

#9 Posted by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -

@funkyzoom said:

@FelipeInside

I did buy Alien Isolation, finally! On a side note, what would be the best way to play Ryse on the PC? Is it with keyboard/mouse or an XBox 360 controller? I'd like to give this game a go, since you mentioned its not that bad.

Depends what you concentrate on.

As for graphics, it's pretty awesome. As for story, it's nothing special but ok and it flows. As for character, fine.

As for gameplay, way too repetitive.

Yeah, I got your point. But I was asking you which would be better to play Ryse with, among keyboard/mouse and XBox 360 controller.

#10 Posted by funkyzoom (1445 posts) -

@FelipeInside

I did buy Alien Isolation, finally! On a side note, what would be the best way to play Ryse on the PC? Is it with keyboard/mouse or an XBox 360 controller? I'd like to give this game a go, since you mentioned its not that bad.