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1  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 28, 2015, 06:35:10 PM
02/28/15
Release Date: Jun 24, 2014
           

           
50% off. Sale price $24.99
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 56% positive in 371 reviews
2  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 27, 2015, 06:20:54 PM
02/27/15
Release Date: Sep 4, 2014



66% off. Sale price $11.89
Metacritic score - 68 Critic 70 User
Steam user score - 65% positive in 1,154 reviews
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy on: February 27, 2015, 05:51:50 PM
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / RIP Leonard Nimoy on: February 27, 2015, 05:23:19 PM
Dead today at 83. 

You will be missed. 
5  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 26, 2015, 06:04:00 PM
Free Weekend 1
Release Date: Aug 13, 2013



75% off. Sale price $9.99
Metacritic score - 87 Critic 87 User
Steam user score - 94% positive in 8,315 reviews

Weekend Deal 2
Offer ends Monday at 10am Pacific Time.



Galactic Civilizations III - 50% off. Sale price $24.99  Steam user score - 73% positive in 272 reviews
Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition - 75% off. Sale price $4.99  Steam user score - 77% positive in 598 reviews
Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition - 75% off. Sale price $2.49  Steam user score - 58% positive in 39 reviews
Stardock Pack 2014 - 66% off. Sale price $30.59  Steam user score - n/a

6  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 26, 2015, 06:02:09 PM
02/26/15
Release Date: Nov 27, 2014



50% off. Sale price $24.99
Metacritic score - 52 Critic 64 User
Steam user score - 45% positive in 242 reviews
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: February 26, 2015, 02:54:31 AM
What's the over-under for how female this person is?  Does a really cute person who's lots on the female scale balance out?  :p

On topic, it varies depending on my mood and how personal they get.  I stay polite and make small talk, but I don't try to extend the time needlessly out of consideration.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: February 25, 2015, 11:18:34 PM
Sadly, not the March PS+ game, as confirmed in the AMA, but the cross-buy, cross-platform play will alleviate the hit on your wallet.  Game is set at $20. 
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: February 25, 2015, 07:42:37 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 25, 2015, 07:30:02 PM

Not sure if this was mentioned yet (I didn't see it in the comments up to this point), but rumor is this is going to be the free PS+ game for March.

The timing makes sense, plus there has been no discussion of price, which is pretty weird for a game right around the corner.

Oh, this would be sweet. 

Rittchard, yes, your account is tied across all 3.  I think if you have your main account on the vita and a 2nd account on the PS4, you can play together
10  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 25, 2015, 06:00:57 PM
02/25/15
Release Date: Sep 26, 2013



75% off. Sale price $1.24
Metacritic score - 84 Critic 82 User
Steam user score - 85% positive in 201 reviews

Includes
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - $3.74
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Rise of the Owlverlord - $1.24
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: February 25, 2015, 05:56:17 PM
There is going to be an AMA on reddit /r/games and a live stream at 2PM PST
http://www.twitch.tv/arrowheadgs

12  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 24, 2015, 06:08:11 PM
Midweek Madness 1
Offer Ends Friday at 10am Pacific Time.
Game is in Early Access


40% off. Sale price $11.99
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 95% positive in 5,294 reviews

Midweek Madness 2
Offer Ends Friday at 10am Pacific Time.
Release Date: Aug 12, 2014


50% off. Sale price $24.99

Metacritic score - 65 Critic 56 User
Steam user score - 73% positive in 1,261 reviews

DLC
Risen 3 - Fog Island - 50% off. Sale price $2.49
Risen 3 - Adventure Garb - 50% off. Sale price $0.99
Risen 3 - Uprising of the Little Guys - 50% off. Sale price $2.49
13  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 24, 2015, 06:07:15 PM
02/24/15
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014



70% off. Sale price $0.89
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 96% positive in 731 reviews
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 07:17:55 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 23, 2015, 04:55:15 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 23, 2015, 02:50:44 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2015, 02:44:12 PM

I still don't understand what htoL#NiQ is, or how you're supposed to pronounce it.

It's apparently the 'stylized' version of Hotaru no Nikki.

Aah, I was going to go with "Hotel Nyquil".   icon_biggrin

You are feeling unwell.  Press F to take swig of Nyquil
15  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 23, 2015, 06:37:42 PM
02/23/15
Release Date: Sep 16, 2003



50% off. Sale price $4.99
Metacritic score - 89 Critic 87 User
Steam user score - 95% positive in 636 reviews
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A good, basic FPS? on: February 23, 2015, 04:19:17 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 23, 2015, 04:16:37 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 23, 2015, 03:56:02 PM

I'm grabbing Wolfenstein at the PSN sale price.  I'd prefer a disc instead of clearing out almost 50gb of free space, but it might be a while until the disc gets that cheap.

If you're talking about the PS4 version, it doesn't matter if you get the disc version or not. All PS4 games require full installs and take the same amount of space no matter if they're on disc or are digital versions. You'll have to clear out that space anyway.
True, but I was considering the download time as well.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A good, basic FPS? on: February 23, 2015, 03:56:02 PM
I'm grabbing Wolfenstein at the PSN sale price.  I'd prefer a disc instead of clearing out almost 50gb of free space, but it might be a while until the disc gets that cheap.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 03:52:31 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2015, 02:44:12 PM

The dev of There Came an Echo is giving it away free to anyone with a NeoGAF account, so I'll be snagging that.

I still don't understand what htoL#NiQ is, or how you're supposed to pronounce it.
dang, I'd go grab an account if there was any chance in getting a key. 
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (2/24) on: February 23, 2015, 05:29:18 AM
In 3 days, an update that many asked for but never thought would be made hits PC after a long absence and many years of fan modifications.  We also get a week full of games for almost every system, including Sony's forgotten Vita.  I'm also highlighting There Came an Echo, due to it being something of a Kickstarter favorite and an interesting squad based RTS with voice controls.  We also get to see the insanity of a zero-g sword fighting game with whales. 

PS4
Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 1
Rugby 15
Limbo
Starwhal

XB1
Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 1
Rugby 15
Pneuma: Breath of Life

PS3
Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 1
Rugby 15
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late
Starwhal
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters

360
Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 1
Rugby 15

Vita
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 1
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
Rugby 15
Desert Ashes
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters

PC
Homeworld Remastered Collection
Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 1
Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Oscura: Lost Light
There Came an Echo
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
Republique Remastered
20  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Possible big XBox sale coming on: February 23, 2015, 02:14:46 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 21, 2015, 12:10:39 AM

They did finally add Halo: Master Chief Collection for the Weekend Bonus deals, but it's $36, not $24.  :/

No sign of Lords of the Fallen.
Given my backlog, the fact that I've not developed a sudden itch to play them all again and the fact that the mp is still broken makes this an easy pass.  I would have dropped $24, but I think my money will be better spent on Wolfenstein. 
21  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: ASUS/AMD issues on: February 23, 2015, 02:11:20 AM
Ok, progress made.  Reinstalled the OS, updated to SP1.  Installed just the LAN drivers.  Set a restore points as a hail mary fix.  DL'ed the 14.12's and installed those.  Restarted, GPU is detected and CC has no issues with the drivers.  I guess I will be skipping the chipset drivers barring any further wonkiness and just skipping the onboard card, which isn't visible in the device manager at all. 

Now, on to the OS updates and digging out drivers for the old X-FI sound card now that Creative stopped supporting it.
22  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / ASUS/AMD issues on: February 23, 2015, 12:31:58 AM
I think I've about had it with this particular combination.  I am this close to curb stomping the GPU and buying an nvidia card

I have been having some random issues brought about by an attempted driver update (you'll spot a trend shortly) to get the last Splinter Cell game working.  At the time, I was on 12.x version of graphics drivers, so you can guess how long it's been since this has been plaguing me.  I have an onboard card and it was working in hybrid mode to run an older dell monitor while my 8750 was handling the main/gaming monitor.  During the attempted update, I lost the ability to run the onboard VGA and had to run most items in Windows 7 compatibility mode or they would crash on launch.  Had I not gotten Steam working and most essential utilities, I would have reimaged then and there. 

Well, cut to today and I finally decided it was just time to reimage the PC and get a fresh start. 

After a long ass install from DVD (my updated image on USB was not bootable on this machine despite working on a laptop without issue) I start the usual post-install steps.  Install chipset drivers, install onboard audio, install network.  All done, no issues.  Now it's time for the video.  I have version 14.12.  Install goes ok for a bit, then bluescreens during the install.  Restart, the AMD control center is installed, but saying that drivers were not installed, so it cannot start or configure anything.  My primary GPU is detected and ID'ed in devmgmt, but the onboard is flagged and cannot start.  Knowing the issues I had getting the pre-existing drivers ripped out on a previous update to 14.12, I bypass the usual uninstall and go to the nuclear option by using AMD's driver cleanup utility.  When it was done, I had no control as it had apparently nuked the usb connections along with everything else.  Hard reset, it finds the devices and I get the mouse/keyboard back as well as networking and most devices are not showing up flagged in devmgmt. 

I hit the install on the 14.12's and it crashes.  Restart, it doesn't seem to have anything actually installed, so I restart the setup.  It gets all the way through and bluescreens again.  This time, it kills the boot manager.  After fighting with the bios to turn off Express Gate (it was not enabled before) and reset the OS SSD as primary boot (it was kicked out of the boot order for god knows why), repairing the boot via OS, it loads the OS and crashes before I even get the W7 splash screen. 

I am now waiting for the 2nd reinstall to finish up before I take the next step.

For the love of all that is binary, is there any thing I am missing in this setup?  I've never had such a hassle with a video card or it's drivers before. 

Mobo Asus M4A88TD-V
AMD 6-core 3500
GPU 8750
23  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 22, 2015, 08:03:23 PM
02/22/15
Release Date: Jun 16, 2014



$12.49
Metacritic score - 77 Critic 81 User
Steam user score - 92% positive in 1,220 reviews
24  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 21, 2015, 06:06:42 PM
02/21/15



$13.74
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: It's been a while -- (Re)Introducing the Gaming Trend Team! on: February 20, 2015, 07:37:41 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 20, 2015, 05:01:21 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on February 20, 2015, 04:30:56 PM

Hi, I'm Tripp. I'm roughly 1/8 of the remaining posters here on GT.

KAPOW!
I'm Caine.  I generate roughly 1/2 of the posts in the steals and deals forum. 
26  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 20, 2015, 06:22:33 PM
02/20/15
Release Date: Feb 7, 2014



75% off. Sale price $3.74
Metacritic score - 75 Critic 77 User
Steam user score - 90% positive in 2,082 reviews
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/17) on: February 20, 2015, 04:01:36 PM
Oooh, Thief.  I hope you get the enjoyment out of it that most of us did not. 
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 02/20/15 on: February 20, 2015, 03:58:43 PM
Gratch, you need to dust your desk.  Tongue

I'll be trying to get time in with Dying Light on PS4 and Take on Mars on PC.  Maybe Medieval Engineers if I decide to buy it now.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, PS3, Vita] Helldivers (Starship Troopers with friendly fire) on: February 19, 2015, 07:07:56 PM
That's awesome.  Now if only No Man's Sky and Galak-Z would get these stealth releases, I could have a happy spring.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: February 19, 2015, 07:01:22 PM
Yeah, the main, set piece assassinations are very good in ACU.  Not only do you have the open-ness of the old games, but you have to escape to make it count
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Medieval Engineers (from the Space Engineers folks) on: February 19, 2015, 06:42:46 PM
ME just went live on steam early access with the 25% off discount for SE owners good until March 3. 
32  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 19, 2015, 06:39:20 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 19, 2015, 06:37:48 PM

Good gravy that's a shitton of paid DLC.  Ick.
Yeah, and in typical Activision fashion, not discounted at all.
33  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 19, 2015, 06:38:45 PM
Weekend Deal
Offer ends Monday at 10am Pacific Time.



Overlord
75% off. Sale price $1.24
Release Date: Jun 26, 2007
Metacritic score - 81 Critic 80 User
Steam user score - 93% positive in 970 reviews

$4.99 Bundle includes:
Overlord II - $2.49
Overlord: Raising Hell - $2.49
Overlord - $1.24

Overlord 2
75% off. Sale price $2.49
Release Date: Jun 23, 2009
Metacritic score - 79 Critic 81 User
87% positive in 698 reviews
34  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 19, 2015, 06:26:23 PM
Free Weekend
Play for Free until Sunday at 1:00PM PST.  Sale Offer ends Monday at 10am Pacific Time.
Game is in Early Access


40% off. Sale price $14.99
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 95% positive in 32,447 reviews

Weekend Deal 2
Play free until Sunday at 1pm PST! Sale ends on Monday at 10am PST.
Release Date: Nov 3, 2014


34% off. Sale price $39.59
Metacritic score - 78 Critic 45 User
Steam user score - 66% positive in 12,495 reviews

DLC
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Season Pass -  off. Sale price $49.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Creature Premium Personalization Pack -  off. Sale price $3.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Lightning Premium Personalization Pack -  off. Sale price $3.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Magma Premium Personalization Pack -  off. Sale price $3.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Nanotech Premium Personalization Pack -  off. Sale price $3.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Barong Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $2.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Hot Rod Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $2.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Panda Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $2.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Steampunk Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $2.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Creature Personalization Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Lightning Personalization Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Magma Personalization Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Nanotech Personalization Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Australia Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Canada Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - France Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Germany Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Italy Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Japan Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Netherlands Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Spain Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - United Kingdom Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - United States Exoskeleton Pack -  off. Sale price $1.99
35  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 19, 2015, 06:21:58 PM
02/19/15
Game is in Early Access



50% off. Sale price $12.49
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 80% positive in 2,613 reviews
36  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 18, 2015, 06:06:36 PM
02/18/15
Release Date: Sep 26, 2014



$17.49
Metacritic score - 70 Critic 88 User
Steam user score - 78% positive in 1,857 reviews
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick my next game on: February 17, 2015, 10:55:54 PM

Quote from: tiktokman on February 17, 2015, 10:00:29 PM

Any friends that'll let you 'share play' DA for a bit to see if you dig it?
excellent idea.  jaydee, hit me up on PSN and I'll set this up for you.

PSN: KaseiVallis
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read 2015 Edition on: February 17, 2015, 09:46:42 PM
Finished
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski

Both are great starts for the witcher universe and do a great job of fleshing out the characters Ciri and Yenefer, who were little mentioned in the first two games. 

Now reading the third, Baptism of Fire which starts showing how Ciri comes into her own as a character.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: February 17, 2015, 09:18:36 PM
Maybe you should watch a stream of DA and see if it's the kind of game you'll enjoy.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me pick my next game on: February 17, 2015, 08:52:54 PM
Both SoM and FC4 will take more hours to complete than just what the site estimates, which for me, was about 50 hours in FC4, completing about 85% of all activities and 40hrs in SoM to complete everything for the platinum.  It's a pretty tough call which I enjoyed more, but due to the MP, Far cry has more initial longevity, assuming the mp hasn't died out.  Neither game has a lot of replay value though as the main campaign has little to no variation beyond the Nemesis system in SoM and some minor choices in FC4.  

DAI, while I haven't played to completion has an almost insane amount of replayability through various characters, races and quest options, but given as that isn't one of your primary game types, a little harder to recommend for you specifically.  
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