What's the first thing you do when you get home with a new game?

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Deadmonkey

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Rip all the shrink wrap off using any blunt intsrument available, open the cd tray with your teeth, bung in your shiny new cd, install(to any part of the hard drive the installer wants) not bothering to register and play, relying on your experience to play the game without even looking at the manual?

Or is it a precise, controlled process whereby you use a razor blade to carefully slice the shrink wrap, use the eject button to open the cd tray, read the last minute update to the readme.txt, make sure there are no programmes running in the background, select the exact portion of your hdd(which has been defragged in expectation)to install, read the manual from cover to cover, reconfigure all keys and controls, then, after 2 hours, finally embark on your newest journey?

warez excepted of course.

I'm a combination of the two.

What do you do?
 

Deadmonkey

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Rip all the shrink wrap off using any blunt intsrument available, open the cd tray with your teeth, bung in your shiny new cd, install(to any part of the hard drive the installer wants) not bothering to register and play, relying on your experience to play the game without even looking at the manual?

Or is it a precise, controlled process whereby you use a razor blade to carefully slice the shrink wrap, use the eject button to open the cd tray, read the last minute update to the readme.txt, make sure there are no programmes running in the background, select the exact portion of your hdd(which has been defragged in expectation)to install, read the manual from cover to cover, reconfigure all keys and controls, then, after 2 hours, finally embark on your newest journey?

warez excepted of course.

I'm a combination of the two.

What do you do?
 

Dave

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The shrink wrap and all unnecessary papers are removed in the car before I get home. This saves on time. Push the button to open cd tray, manual and cover are thrown on desk. Slide in the cd, autostart, quickly read last minute instructions, install wherever (I can clean that up later) and try the game out for 5 minutes.

Then shutdown the game, reconfigure the controls to my liking, then play for 2 hours. Pause game, read manual during break (maybe let someone else take a turn while I read), then seriously resume game or start over to have better statistics.

Next day, register... and in severe cases, look online to see if cheats are available. :D Get cheats, but we never use until we beat the game the first time. Then it's cheating time!
 

Dave

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The shrink wrap and all unnecessary papers are removed in the car before I get home. This saves on time. Push the button to open cd tray, manual and cover are thrown on desk. Slide in the cd, autostart, quickly read last minute instructions, install wherever (I can clean that up later) and try the game out for 5 minutes.

Then shutdown the game, reconfigure the controls to my liking, then play for 2 hours. Pause game, read manual during break (maybe let someone else take a turn while I read), then seriously resume game or start over to have better statistics.

Next day, register... and in severe cases, look online to see if cheats are available. :D Get cheats, but we never use until we beat the game the first time. Then it's cheating time!
 

VirIIx

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haha well yeah rip the wrapping off straight away and admire the cd... then i flick or read through the manual while the game is installing and then.. i get right into the game :)
 

VirIIx

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haha well yeah rip the wrapping off straight away and admire the cd... then i flick or read through the manual while the game is installing and then.. i get right into the game :)
 
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