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City of nerds pt2. What are we searching for?

By johnboy - 14 November 2011 12

google trends

So what have Canberrans been searching Google for in the last week?

Modern Warfare 3 losing out to Elder Scrolls.

Followed by some weather searches and cricket.

The day of the nerd is truly upon us.

What’s Your opinion?


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City of nerds pt2. What are we searching for?
Henry82 12:39 am 16 Nov 11

qbngeek said :

Probably helps that they are run/owned by a developer/programmer (Gabe Newell) who is hugely respected and actually responds to customers directly and they don’t ignore their customers.

yep, good guy gabe has is act together.

qbngeek 9:28 am 15 Nov 11

Mothy said :

qbngeek said :

…download it from Steam rather than paying our rip-off retail prices…

Or, maybe not.

Yeah, except you have to play it through Steam, even says so on the retail box. I am not to fussed about the steam hacking, changed my passwords and I have purchase monitoring on my card anyway.

Unlike Sony, Steam have the respect of a lot of serious gamers and are trusted. Probably helps that they are run/owned by a developer/programmer (Gabe Newell) who is hugely respected and actually responds to customers directly and they don’t ignore their customers.

Thoroughly Smashed 9:25 am 15 Nov 11

Mothy said :

qbngeek said :

…download it from Steam rather than paying our rip-off retail prices…

Or, maybe not.

Skyrim uses Steamworks, so the only way to avoid Steam is to pirate it.

Mothy 8:32 am 15 Nov 11

qbngeek said :

…download it from Steam rather than paying our rip-off retail prices…

Or, maybe not.

Jivrashia 7:10 pm 14 Nov 11

What happened to the days when a lot of people were surfing the net single-handedly??

matt31221 6:33 pm 14 Nov 11

I have been playing Modern Warfare 3 for PC. Excellent, brilliant game. Awesome story, nerdgasm inducing. Starring Capt Price and Soap McTavish.

however buyer beware,

I was %75 through the single player campaign a couple of nights ago – absolutely loving it when the game crashed at a certain spot. I’m talking black screen divide by zero kind of crash – had to pull the power to the PC as it wouldn’t even hard reset from the PC’s reset button. Restarted PC and game, to have is crash in the same spot again. Thought I could get around the spot for a third time but on restarting the PC – my hard-drive no longer had a partition. 50gigs and 3 years worth of business and bookmarks. gone. On the upside my PC now boots up in under 5 seconds because there is nothing on it! Beware however!

Henry82 4:15 pm 14 Nov 11

devils_advocate said :

So can someone tell me if skyrim is available for PC?

http://tiny.cc/l574c

sarahsarah 4:13 pm 14 Nov 11

john87_no1 said :

The series was originally made for PC but has been adapted for other consoles. Looks and plays best on PC, xbox doesnt like the textures or detail.

One could argue that the (god awful) interface is perfect for xbox controllers and sucks eggs for PC mouse/keyboard input.

Just as well the game itself is awesome. πŸ˜›

qbngeek 4:08 pm 14 Nov 11

Yes, it is available on PC and I highly recommend you get a digital key from somewhere like Green Man Gaming and download it from Steam rather than paying our rip-off retail prices. Also the X-box and PS3 versions reportedly have rubbish graphics compared to PC, as expected.

Just be warned, I didn’t sleep Thursday or Friday night as I was too busy playing Skyrim. Without a doubt it is the prettiest game yet on PC.

Mothy 4:04 pm 14 Nov 11

Wait, is that the right table?

I mean, if 2 people searched Skyrim previously, and then 7 new people search Skyrim, doesn’t that make 350%? So it could just be that those “rising” searches are coming off a low base?

And damn, to answer Devil’s question I just became searcher number 8…. According to Wiki, its PC as well. Confirmed at company website.

Meanwhile is the table on the left in that link saying the ACT’s most searched term is “Canberra”? That’s as part of a longer string of words, right? As in “Resturants in Canberra”, no?

john87_no1 3:48 pm 14 Nov 11

The series was originally made for PC but has been adapted for other consoles. Looks and plays best on PC, xbox doesnt like the textures or detail.

devils_advocate 3:29 pm 14 Nov 11

So can someone tell me if skyrim is available for PC or is it just xbox 360 and PS3?

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