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41  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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42  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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43  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?
44  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.
45  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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46  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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47  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). 
48  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.
49  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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50  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.
51  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

52  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. 
53  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.
54  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. 
55  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.
56  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
57  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.
58  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

59  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
 
60  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
61  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
62  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
63  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
64  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+
65  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 24, 2016, 01:33:50 AM
08/23/16
Release Date: Dec 10, 2015



60% off. Sale price $7.19
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User

66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 8/19/16 Edition on: August 22, 2016, 01:53:56 PM
NMS kept my attention for the couple of hours I got to play this weekend, even though the sheen of newness has worn down to a more reasonable enjoyment stubble.  Still fun for a while, and I do intend to keep the journey to the center of the universe going at least a while.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (8/23/16) on: August 22, 2016, 01:51:58 PM
Did anyone ask for this?  Yes, apparently we did, as the sequel arrives this week.  We also get our yearly update to Madden in time for the start of the season, a number of ports and re-releases. 

PS4
Absolute Drift: Zen Edition
Alone With You
Armikrog
Big City Stories
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Inside
Madden NFL 17
Metrico+
Prominence Poker
The King of Fighters XIV
Valley
Worms W.M.D. All Stars

XB1
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Madden NFL 17
Worms W.M.D. All Stars

WiiU
Nintendo Selects: LEGO City Undercover
Nintendo Selects: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

PS3
Doodle Devil
Madden NFL 17

360
Madden NFL 17Prominence Poker

3DS
Nintendo Selects: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Nintendo Selects: LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
Nintendo Selects: Luigiís Mansion: Dark Moon
Nintendo Selects: Nintendogs + Cats
Nintendo Selects: Tomodachi Life

Vita
Alone With You

PC
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Metrico+
N++
Worms W.M.D. All Stars
68  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 20, 2016, 03:06:39 AM
08/19/16
Release Date: Mar 10, 2016



75% off. Sale price $12.49
Metacritic score - 74 Critic 67 User
Recent Steam user score -  65% positive in 144 reviews
Overall Steam user score -  68% positive in 1,542 reviews
69  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 19, 2016, 12:57:07 AM
08/18/16
Release Date: Apr 28, 2016



40% off. Sale price $8.99
Metacritic score - 74 Critic 77 User
Recent Steam user score -  100% positive in 10 reviews
Overall Steam user score -  94% positive in 138 reviews
DLC
Neon Chrome Original Soundtrack - 40% off. Sale price $2.99
70  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 17, 2016, 02:06:31 PM
The experimental branch was indeed updated at least twice yesterday.  After the first, I was actually able to play without the SDE emulator, so it ran pretty flawlessly.  I got about 40 minutes in before heading off to work. Another update was scheduled when I got home, so I backed up my install folder, let it patch and played another few hours.  Other than the pop in you get whenever you fly, it's been good.  I had already scanned a number of things while playing the SDE emulator and found that when I finally got online with it (SDE required that you play offline) my starting system had already been 60% mapped by someone else.  Kind of screwy when you consider that trillions of trillions of planets are in the game, but it was probably due to my not being logged in, so the server dumped us in the same system.  At least he's not naming them in a dickish manner, and I still got to get the credits for claiming them on my own game. 

I really wish this game had some kind of map/user set waypoint system.  I keep finding useful stuff I would love to go back to, but having to keep track of it manually is a bit of a pain, and makes finding the occasional merchant more of a one-time thing.  I also wish that the local scan items you find would stay visible longer after you notice them.  I've already found a few backpack upgrades, a slightly better (although funkier looking) ship and enough new techs that I can eventually build.  I am still in that honeymoon phase of "just one more waypoint", but the game so far is scratching the itch I had following this through the years.  Not perfect, but near enough in some ways and more accessible than Elite Dangerous.
71  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 17, 2016, 12:56:05 AM
08/16/16
Release Date: Jul 29, 2015



60% off. Sale price $4.79
Metacritic score - 66 Critic 80 User
Steam user score - 86% positive in 998 reviews

72  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 16, 2016, 01:14:19 AM
08/15/16
Release Date: Sep 22, 2003



75% off. Sale price $4.99
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 76% positive in 2,676 reviews

73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 15, 2016, 04:10:00 AM
So, I ran a workaround for my apparently old Phenom CPU and managed to play enough to get my ship in working order.  It runs like a dog with 3 bad legs and one missing from birth.  It hitches regularly, pulls 90% of the CPU at most times and takes about 4gb of RAM.  And still has issues showing me less detail than games with far more going on than a walk in the woods and harvesting random resources.  For all the work they did with the experimental branch for us, they overlooked a detail that renders thee game unplayable without this software workaround.  Ironically, the workaround does not get recorded by Steam itself, so I still show less than 10 minutes of play.  I would be able to refund it, but as my copy was bought from Humble, I am stuck with it.  My only hope is that they eventually patch this thing up enough for me to run it. 

Beyond all thee technical failings, the game seems decent as an exploration game and mediocre as anything else.  Don't fret if you were wary of it's supposed survival aspects.  It boils down to harvesting any number of carbon based plant in sight, of which you could not find a spot anywhere on the planet without some, harvesting them for about 5 seconds and refilling your life support suit.  It takes so little time or effort I do not consider it survival in any meaning of the word.  Once you get over the minimal need to refill a few bars every so often, you are left with scavenging the resources you need to fix/fill whatever it is you need to fix/fill and scanning everything in sight with the goggles you have when you crashed, (also broken, initially) and walking/flying/jetpacking to the nearest icon on your map before it disappears.  You eventually may stumble on an alien animal, whose existence to the universe is worth 1000 credits to you to scan and upload (imagine if our world worked on this principle), of which there are less than a dozen on any one planet, thankfully (be fearful our planet ends up like these ones).  You can also find an occasional sentient who you can consider patting on the head in what I hope is in a condescending manner, or who might deem to give you credits just for saying hello, like the space hobo you are.  You can scan his stuff and hope to unlock new tech that you cannot build or equip due to limited inventory, destroy his plants before he forgets to water them, or attempt to discern what he says with limited knowledge provided via those obelisks like the one HAL gave to the apes (one word per obelisk, as apparently their memory capacity is quite limited).

I do not expect this game to be all that interesting to the majority of people as you have to enjoy exploration for its own sake, rather than many of the mechanics that most games utilize.  Fun is highly subjective here.  Use caution and be sure to buy it where you might be able to return it if you are not convinced by your own need to explore.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (8/14/16) on: August 15, 2016, 03:39:25 AM
Middle of August and we have officially hit the summer dry spell,albeit for a short time.  Sandwiched between two weeks with big titles, we have a bit of a lull here.  One port, one sequel to a surprising hit and not a lot else.  Maybe it's time we caught up with our backlog, eh?

PS4
2064: Read Only Memories
Formula 1 2016
Grow Up
Inversus
Valentino Rossi: The Game Day One Edition

XB1
Formula 1 2016
Grow Up
Valentino Rossi: The Game Day One Edition

3DS
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward

Vita
2064: Read Only Memories
Dungeon Punks

PC
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
Dungeon Punks
Formula 1 2016
Grow Up
Inversus
75  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 14, 2016, 05:40:43 PM
08/14/16
Release Date: May 18, 2016



20% off. Sale price $15.99
Metacritic score - 83 Critic 68 User
Steam user score - 92% positive in 494 reviews

76  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 13, 2016, 07:31:16 PM
08/13/16
Game is in Early Access



30% off. Sale price $13.99
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 78% positive in 1,824 reviews

DLC
TerraTech RD Pack - 30% off. Sale price $6.99
77  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 13, 2016, 04:39:15 PM
08/12/16
Release Date: Sep 4, 2014



40% off. Sale price $5.99
Metacritic score - 68 Critic 71 User
Steam user score - 93% positive in 4,139 reviews

78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 12, 2016, 08:29:09 PM
Short follow up to my first post.  Someone put a debugger on the game and it seems the crash is CPU related, specifically older chips.  (4 years or older). It will take a little while for them to address, as it will take a while to recompile support for SSE4.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 12, 2016, 06:12:16 PM
For those of you considering buying on PC, be sure to go through Steam if you have any, and I do mean, any, concern about it running.  There are multiple instances of bad performance and in my case, it simply crashes on startup. 

AMD R9 290 4GB
Phenom II
16GB RAM

Steam reviews are currently on a downward trajectory because of it.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: August 12, 2016, 01:00:58 PM
Considering No Mans Sky on PC, but will probably spend time with Starbound as it has really grabbed my attention since it got out of early access.
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