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41  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 16, 2016, 01:44:11 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 15, 2016, 08:18:42 PM

No problem.  I hadn't realized that the old system had died.

It's mostly due to a change in my employment.  I no longer get paid to watch Twitch all day long and visit gaming websites.  slywink
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Nov 13, 2016) on: November 15, 2016, 03:25:58 PM
Interested in Watch Dogs 2 based on the improvements they made to the original, but waiting on two things.  How the PC version performs and whether it works on my aging PC.  Already had 2 new games launch without support for the cpu, so I am not waiting for launch on this.  If the game is good, but port is bad/unsupported, then I'll pick it up on black friday for the PS4. 

Otherwise, I am pretty much done with new releases this year and it's all about that steam sale for any games.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Coming to all three major platforms] Titanfall 2 on: November 15, 2016, 03:21:40 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 15, 2016, 02:42:34 PM

I am annoyed that the PC version continues to not get sales.  :/

Agreed, but for a game I will mainly play for the SP, I may be ok with playing and trading it in.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: November 15, 2016, 03:12:52 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 13, 2016, 03:35:47 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 12, 2016, 06:28:52 PM

For anyone interested, but waiting for a sale, you have it.  $35 for PS4 on Amazon.  They did offer same price on XB1, but ran out. 

Word is that the Black Friday sales should have it again for the same.

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I missed this ;(

Well, aren't you in luck then.  $30 for either on Walmart.com and XB1 matched at Amazon.

http://deals.kinja.com/titanfall-2-is-already-50-off-for-some-reason-1788965193
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: November 12, 2016, 06:28:52 PM
For anyone interested, but waiting for a sale, you have it.  $35 for PS4 on Amazon.  They did offer same price on XB1, but ran out. 

Word is that the Black Friday sales should have it again for the same.

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46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 11/4/16 US Pre-Election of Doom Edition on: November 05, 2016, 02:03:16 PM
Probably more BF1 if I get a large chunk of time. If not, continue levelling up in Salt and Sanctuary or Everspace. 
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 30, 2016, 01:18:38 AM
The good teams do work together, at least in most of the games I've played.  Keeping your team ammo and health are just as important as your k/d ratio. The biggest flaw I've come across is the immediate push to the next objective, leaving the one you just capped defenseless. 

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48  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: on: October 30, 2016, 01:14:05 AM
I'll see if the scripts still work. Steam has a habit of changing their HTML for sale pages.

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49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (October 23, 2016) on: October 24, 2016, 03:25:49 AM
Guess it will be Skyrim SE as that's free in my situation.  Interested in Titanfall's campaign but not at launch. 
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/21/16 Edition on: October 24, 2016, 03:24:08 AM
Mostly just stuck with 4-ish hours of Battlefield 1.  Got past that awkward WTF am I doing/need to do/live long enough to try to do and into the sweet stage of feeling like I have helped my team while not looking useless.  I also played a little Civ Rev 2 on the Vita to quench the civ vi desire without paying for it (yeah, only similar in the basics, but close enough for the tbs itch imho).

Given how little I get to play, it is probably better to just play games from my backlog that resemble the newer games I would probably get to play in short bursts any ways. 
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 23, 2016, 02:33:18 PM
If you are on PC and have any interest in this but aren't willing to gamble $60 on it, I'd recommend the origin pass.  $5 gets you 10 hours to play.  I did that and had fun once I got past the initial awkwardness of the controls.  Also, I would stick to only a few of the war stories, then play the conquest mode.  It's much better than straight TDM or CTF and your k/d ratio doesn't factor in to your score, whereas playing the objectives and whatever your secondary role is makes a huge difference.  I stuck with medic as it's a great balance of ranged and less twitchy rifles vs the assault class's and you can have a great impact on your team through heals/revives. 

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52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Control: Origins on: October 21, 2016, 02:44:54 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 20, 2016, 06:17:56 PM

Still damned excited, but....crap....

The decision to go with a prequel rather than a sequel seems at first an odd choice, but itís the result of the complexities of the Star Control franchise intellectual property. Even though Stardock has the naming and publishing rights to the Star Control franchise, it does not have the rights to use any of the Star Control aliens or story material in the first two games. All of that remains the property of original Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III. Ars reached out to Ford and Reiche for some elaboration, and Reiche responded with this clarifying statement:

Fred and I retain the copyright to all material in Star Control I & II, but we do not own the name "Star Control," which is why our open source project is called, "The Ur-Quan Masters." Stardock purchased the trademark for Star Control as well as the original material in Star Control III, which Fred and I also did not create. Super space-cows? What were they thinking?!


Well, this certainly puts a damper on my excitement seeing this again.  SC without the aliens isn't SC, and that trailer looked okay, but did not have a real SC feel to it.  Why bother using the name if you can't continue on the story line with a proper SC3?  I do want a game in the same vein, but this doesn't seem like it's going to fit the bill. 
53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 20, 2016, 03:08:03 PM
Well, that was short and sweet.  No visible cars, so the prequel aspect is still viable.  The environments look gorgeous.

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54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 on: October 20, 2016, 02:26:27 PM
Best guess based on the non-silhouette image is a prequel based on Dutch's gang.  Some of those faces are clearly members of the gang.  It was also floating around the rumor mill a year ago when a rough draft of the map was leaked, showing all of the map from RDR and a large expansive area to the east with what looks like a New Orleans-like city. 

It will all be revealed in 30 odd minutes.  Hope we get gameplay footage and not some short teaser.
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: October 20, 2016, 02:20:40 PM
Looks slick.  Guessing that the first person game is Skyrim HD?
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 on: October 18, 2016, 01:45:42 PM
Yup.  I can't wait to see this.

http://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/

Fall 2017, PS4 and XB1 (sadly, not listed for PC)

Quote
Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in Americaís unforgiving heartland. The gameís vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 15, 2016, 06:10:34 PM

Quote from: naednek on October 15, 2016, 04:29:40 PM

I'm holding off for a big sale.  It's not getting good reviews and most reviews I've read talk about how repetitive the game is. 
Fwiw, the repetitive aspects are similar to Shadow of Mordor, but the story is better than most open world games and goes a long way.  The world building is also a big plus. 

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58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 15, 2016, 03:14:23 PM
Supposedly, the game was not actually displaying at 1080p, but upscaling from 720p.  Guessing that textures were also low res.

This patch did not address my issue though and the game remains unplayable.  They have not had a good response to this, only the same "we are aware and looking into this" and no ETA at all.  I will not be pre ordering/pre loading any games from 2k or hangar 13.  I am willing to gamble on a game being less than I hoped or in need of optimizations, I am less willing if there's a chance I'll buy something I can't play or return.

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59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/7/16 on: October 08, 2016, 09:25:51 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 07, 2016, 10:53:11 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 07, 2016, 03:29:20 PM

I have waaaay too many games to play. 

Forza Horizon 3
Mafia III
Aragami
Paladins
Recore
Steep Beta

I think I'll probably spend some time with the Steep alpha/beta (they call it different things in different places...) first to see what I think.  Then probably more Paladins and Forza Horizon 3.

Well, thanks to a fuck-up from 2K for not including product keys in Mafia 3, it looks like I have one less game on my plate this weekend.   disgust
And for Hangar13 for not bothering to include support for Phenom CPUs and I cannot play either.  Hope 2K gets your issue figured out soon.  Any word from them about that?
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 08, 2016, 09:23:44 PM

Quote from: Arclight on October 08, 2016, 06:59:08 PM

They say the fix is in for a patch this week-end to address the major issues.

 last word from devs
[UPDATE 10/8 2:20 PM PT] PC players: our patch that includes 30, 60 & unlimited fps options will go live at 3PM PT.
61  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: on: October 08, 2016, 06:30:31 PM
Do the uninstall, then get ccleaner and scan your registry.  Run and clean a few times to be sure nothing is left.  Fwiw, you should not need to wipe your downloaded games, just the client.  Once you get the client running again, you could run the verify files utility in the game's properties.

I had a similar issue with steam last year where it wouldn't even run unless in administrator mode.

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62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: October 08, 2016, 06:23:30 PM
My impressions so far are that the game has not bothered to include support for AMD phenom chips.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but it still annoys me when it happens.  It's not that difficult to add support for SSE4a.  The devs for NMS, Phantom Pain, and EDF added support within a few days, so I'm hoping I get to play soon. 

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63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 05, 2016, 01:44:35 PM
I will be loading this up on Friday as I doubt I will get any time tomorrow night (9pm PST unlock time) and the weekend is pretty busy already.  I will try to throw some impressions together Saturday.  Pre-load is already done, but the decryption will take a while to work due to the size of the game (40gb). 
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Read any good comics recently? on: October 05, 2016, 01:37:51 PM
I grabbed a humble bundle with comics a while back and have started on Locke & Key and it's been a pretty good read with some great artwork.  Definitely not for kids, but I could see some older ones, pre-teens, if they are mature.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: October 02, 2016, 09:58:47 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 02, 2016, 09:19:09 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 02, 2016, 08:10:29 PM

2K isn't sending out review copies for this game.  That spells trouble in my book.  Will be waiting on reviews prior to purchasing

Challenge accepted! icon_biggrin. I've got some free time in October before the big November Watch_Dogs 2 -Thanksgiving - anniversary - start getting ready for the holidays overload, so I pre-ordered the game through GMG and have it already pre-loaded. I'll be posting impressions hopefully on release day, until Hurricane Matthew turns more west and whacks up here in Florida. We plan on evacuating to Walt Disney World if it comes to that nod

I like the idea of M3, open world, lots to do, and it's set in 1968 with tons of music I like, so I'm willing to take a bullet for everyone and give it a try.
The lack of review copies is a big red flag, but I'm willing to take a gamble on it.

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66  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: September 18, 2016, 07:59:25 PM
09/18/16
Release Date: Apr 4, 2016



66% off. Sale price $8.49
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 96% positive in 200 reviews

Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.
67  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: September 18, 2016, 04:49:27 PM
09/17/16
Release Date: Nov 6, 2015



66% off. Sale price $15.29
Metacritic score - 79 Critic 74 User
Steam user score - 63% positive in 306 reviews

68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Reviews update Sept 2016 on: September 17, 2016, 04:06:51 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 14, 2016, 10:52:54 PM

For anyone that is curious, SteamSpy collected the 427 games that had the biggest change in review score with these changes:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1s_T4WYWf-tBtA8Oqg79J7fDe3ulOc6DgJl6ByhYMnD0/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true


I was happy to find that the first games on the list I have (and enjoyed) were not that high up, but I also recognized those as having a been bundled/sold on 3rd party sites.  What's funny to me is how the games at the bottom jumped up in average score, which I see as the unfortunate side effect of cutting out these reviews.  Those games are clearly selling more on 3rd party sites/bundles and when reviewed lower are obviously not the developer paying for them.  But, it has made many low quality games come off as better than most people would agree on.  Benefit to the developer over the consumer. 
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam Reviews update Sept 2016 on: September 17, 2016, 03:55:56 PM
As someone who has gotten press keys for a game and left a review on it, I felt that the need to get a review out before the game launched for the masses was a detriment to how much time I could A: play the game "enough" to review it, and B: spend writing a comprehensive review.    It basically boiled down to a positive preview experience. 

I do think that the key=uncounted approach is too nuclear of an option (so, usual Steam approach), but I also see the difficulty.  They already added the checkbox for "this was a free key" but that goes without enforcement and is obviously easy to counter by review spammers/bots.  If they had made the checkbox for purchased, rather than free, and added a captcha, maybe it would have been effective in weeding out bot reviews.  Too late for that though. 

I agree that with Steam's metric analysis, they could easily make the system better.  It should be possible to ID which accounts are bots based on a few key identifiers.  Life of the account vs games active, games from single developer vs many, % of games by key vs purchased, etc and against the reviews themselves, where you could find almost word for word copies of reviews.
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 9/16/15 Edition on: September 17, 2016, 03:42:31 PM
Quick games with Everspace.  If I get any longer gaming time, it will be back in Grim Dawn or dabbling in Arkham Knight on the PC (plays great, btw) as it was cheap to get the full DLC and I recently had the urge to replay it. 
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XBone] Everspace (roguelike space shooter w/ persistent progression) on: September 16, 2016, 03:09:02 AM

Quote from: Gratch on September 16, 2016, 12:20:08 AM

Looks very cool, thanks for thr impressions Blackjack.

Does this support HOTAS?

I've had this on my radar for a while, and once I get a chance to try this out tomorrow, I'll test this out with the X52.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Minecraft on: September 08, 2016, 01:07:13 AM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on September 07, 2016, 04:34:23 PM

I believe with a console you are limited in a couple ways, that I know of.

One, patches take longer to come vs a PC.
Two, the world cannot be as large vs a PC.

There sort of is a demo, in that there is a free version (PC) from several years back. But it is no way representative of the current version. Just gives a feel for the world.

Here are the min specs:
CPU: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz.
RAM: 2GB.
GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics or AMD (formerly ATI) Radeon HD Graphics with OpenGL 2.1.
GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 2400 with OpenGL 3.1.
HDD: At least 200MB for Game Core and Other Files.
Actually, one of the pluses to the PS4/XB1 versions is an expanded game world.  Yes, not infinite as the PC, but functionally close enough for most people.  But the way the game has changed for console makes up for it imo.  Easier crafting, a tutorial mode, and smaller biomes, which means they can see new zones without long distance hikes.  My kids haven't lost interest in it like they did with the Skylanders/lego games.

Check here for all the details:
http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Console_Edition
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Weekend playlist - Labor Day 2016 edition on: September 03, 2016, 03:50:50 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 02, 2016, 06:46:58 PM

I intend to spend time with my family bonding and singing songs by a fire to celebrate the end of summer.

Or Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
I would have been doing the latter, but the wife insists on the former, so we are out and away from both PC and consoles until Sunday.  I do have Monday for gaming, so I hope to really get started on DE:MK, although NMS keeps calling my name for some reason.
74  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: September 01, 2016, 02:48:00 PM
08/31/16
Release Date: Jun 1, 2016



25% off. Sale price $14.99
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 97% positive in 419 reviews

75  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 31, 2016, 02:41:33 AM
08/30/16
Release Date: Jun 2, 2016



40% off. Sale price $11.99
Metacritic score - 54 Critic 32 User
Overall Steam user score -  65% positive in 84 reviews
 
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (8/30/16) on: August 29, 2016, 03:40:24 AM
This week we get a new expansion to the long running (never ending>?) WoW, a massive RPG repackage, a game from Koei that doesn't feature tons of brain dead soldiers to mow down by the thousands and another contender in the "Monster Hunter clone" genre.  

PS4
Assetto Corsa
Attack on Titan
Fallout 4 Nuka World DLC
God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA X
Resident Evil 4
Strike Vector EX
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition

XB1
Assetto Corsa
Attack on Titan
Fallout 4 Nuka World DLC
Resident Evil 4
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition

PS3
Attack on Titan

Vita
Attack on Titan
God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA X

PC
Fallout 4 Nuka World DLC
The Final Station
God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Hue
The Turing Test
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
World of Warcraft: Legion
77  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 27, 2016, 01:39:02 AM
08/26/16
Release Date: Jun 4, 2015



50% off. Sale price $6.49
Metacritic score - 82 Critic 83 User
Recent Steam user score -  97% positive in 250 reviews
Overall Steam user score -  95% positive in 5,743 reviews
78  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 26, 2016, 12:37:16 AM
08/25/16
Release Date: Oct 28, 2008



75% off. Sale price $4.99
Metacritic score - 82 Critic 68 User
Recent Steam user score -  75% positive in 57 reviews
Overall Steam user score -  83% positive in 2,426 reviews
79  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 25, 2016, 02:29:41 PM
08/24/16
Release Date: Apr 2, 2015



50% off. Sale price $7.49
Metacritic score - 78 Critic 75 User
Recent Steam user score -  84% positive in 95 reviews
Overall Steam user score -  90% positive in 3,008 reviews
80  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: on: August 24, 2016, 01:43:02 AM
Not quite.  They had two previously for the WikI/3DS.  This is worth it for Okami alone, especially if you missed it as a PS+
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