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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 03, 2014, 03:55:36 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on December 02, 2014, 08:44:58 PM

Quote from: Destructor on December 02, 2014, 07:32:06 PM

I bought Dragon Age: Inquisition for way too little (yay for making Origin think that I'm in Mexico instead of the US by using a proxy, thus saving $25 on the 'digital collectors edition'), so I'm off playing that. I'd wish they'd patch it though - the 'cinema scenes' look so jumpy and low FPS.

In the short term, that is fixable with a quick command line switch.  The only known side effects are that you have to add the command line *after* you've finished creating your character, and you'll have to remove it before playing any multiplayer.

-Autistic Angel

Unfortunately it doesn't completely fix the issue. It's still bad enough that I've given up playing till the patch come out.  icon_frown

The only good news about that is it's given me time to play other games.
82  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Marvel Unlimited - 75 cents for 1 month (new/returning users) on: December 01, 2014, 06:30:22 PM
Marvel Unlimited is having a Cyber Monday deal where you can get 1 month of the service for 75 cents with promo code: MARVEL75

This is only for new users or returning users.

For those that don't know this is like Netflix for Marvel comics. Basically have a huge library of comics you can either read on your computer or mobile devices.

I've had Marvel Unlimited for two years (?) now and have really gotten my moneys worth. It was perfect for me since I had stopped reading comics back in the late 80s. This was a great way to revisit some of those old comics and get caught up on the various series.

I basically use the iOS app 100% of the time now. The app has seen improvements since it first came out but even with the improvements its bare bones basic. The thing is it still gets the job done. You can build a library of comics you want to read, download comics for offline mode (think up to 12?), and read them.

They recently added one of the best features to the device which is the Discovery feature. On this tab they highlight various super heroes/villains and Marvel events. So one of them they're highlighting at this time is Ultron. If you select that you're presented with a page showing various key issues with Ultron, along with a nice paragraph or two for each issue talking about it and the history behind it. You read the text, select the issue displayed, and you're reading it. It's a great way to get familiar with the characters and get caught up.

But the absolute best thing on the Discovery page is the Marvel events. For the events they sort everything for you in a suggested reading order. So for instance they have the Civil War event is 97 issues total. But of course the story plays out in various super hero issues (Spider Man, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, She Hulk, etc). It's all organized so you're reading the right issues in the order you should. It's absolutely fantastic.

Previous to this you could see all the comics in a particular event but they were not ordered. So you had to find a suggested reading list on the internet, then navigate through those 97 issues trying to find the next issue to read. It was a pain and when I initially tried to read Civil War like this I gave up after a few issues.

They only have a few events on the Discovery page now but can't wait to dive in to each of them.

One caveat is that there are gaps in various series. The gaps are not as big as when I first joined but they are still there. Marvel does a great job at updating content each week so the gaps are shrinking. And the content, while not immediately current, is pretty recent. They have all the Age of Ultron issues up, which is pretty recent, and I see they're adding some Original Sin issues in now. 

I do the annual subscription, which is $70, rather than the monthly ($9.99) I've always felt I've made my moneys worth. With individual online issues on sale for $1.99-$2.99 it doesn't take much to get back what you put in. So highly recommend checking it out for 75 cents if you're even a little bit interested.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 28, 2014, 02:04:52 PM
Ha! That was the scene too. So maybe it's just that particular scene.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 28, 2014, 05:17:16 AM
Played a bit on the PC with patch 3. Performance does seem a bit better but nothing earth shattering. I did have a funny moment during a cut sequence where I was talking with Napoleon in a cut sequence when all of a sudden a random npc from the street appeared in the room. He was gesturing and making some comments towards me. But we didn't pay him any heed.

Was kinda a funny glitch but I hope it doesn't happen more.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: November 28, 2014, 02:59:55 AM
That's a pretty damn good deal.
86  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / What to get for 3DS on: November 27, 2014, 08:43:19 PM
So I did a bit of an impulse buy and purchased the 3DS XL from Walmart for $150. Thing is I haven't been keeping up too much with the 3DS so not sure what are the must have games.

I am eyeing the following though:

Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Bravely Default
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Are there other stand out 3DS games I should consider? How about accessories?
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales from the Borderlands on: November 26, 2014, 04:19:28 AM
Haven't finished the initial episode yet but I do have to mention this is the best looking Telltale game I've played. There's definitely an extra coat of polish on the graphics and all the 3D elements. They also did a great job at adding a lot of different areas. So you don't feel like your sticking around the same place. The problem is most of what I've "played" so far has been choosing dialogue and quick-time events. Really only had time to walk around three times and it was very brief. And 0 puzzles to solve so far.

No huge laugh out loud moments but I've laughed a bit here and there. The story seems ok but nothing great yet. It does seem like its taking its time with introducing the main characters to the player, which is fine given the episodic format.

88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cinemaware Anthology on: November 25, 2014, 01:24:29 AM

Quote from: frost on November 25, 2014, 01:20:02 AM

it does not look like their rocket ranger kickstarter is doing very well.  it's been pretty stagnant for a bit, and that's with their goal being pretty low

Yup, I put in for it but don't sense its going to make it.

On the potential bright side the original Wings! kickstarter didn't make it either. They re-worked a few things, put a lower price point on it, and did a new Kickstarter that reached its goal. So may happen here too.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 22, 2014, 04:45:53 PM

Quote from: Scoop20906 on November 20, 2014, 09:48:33 PM

[INFO] PC Community Concerns [ New ]
‎11-19-2014 03:18 PM - last edited on ‎11-20-2014 03:05 AM by  Community Manager   EA_Nils

With the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, we've been hearing a number of concerns from members of our PC community, including:

Driver support
Hitching and frame rate issues in cutscenes
Feedback on keyboard and mouse controls
General user interface optimizations for PC

We've been following these issues closely and are looking into them.

Player experience is a top priority for us. Our goal is to address as many of these as possible in our upcoming patches, including some in our next patch, which is underway. We’ll release further details in the coming days and will continue to monitor your concerns.

Your feedback is important to us, and we appreciate your contribution to making Dragon Age: Inquisition a better overall experience.

Hopefully the fix for the cut-sequences issue comes out soonish. I've stopped playing the game and gone back to AC: Unity in the mien time.

My wife downloaded the game on her computer, which has an AMD 7870, and the cut sequences run flawlessly. So certainly seems like an nVidia specific issue.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 19, 2014, 06:22:35 PM
I didn't notice an improvement in the outdoor sections with the latest update either but those seemed to run fine before on Ultra (this is on a 780).

One thing I did note is with the 60fps cut-sequence workaround was if I try to use sync (v-sync or adaptive) those cut sequences get really choppy again. Hopefully they can fix the issue soon. Those cut sequences look great and to see the stuttering, or jerky animation is disappointing.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 18, 2014, 11:47:45 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 18, 2014, 11:03:01 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on November 18, 2014, 07:37:09 PM

interesting crawley what res are you at? I play 1680x1050 on ultra with an i7 and a 770 with 2gbram, 8 system ram and it all runs smooth at about 35.

I'm seeing the same thing as Crawley: the gameplay runs flawlessly on my GeForce 780 with the newest drivers, but for some reason the in-engine cutscenes that start the game off are significantly more hitchy.

A quick Google search suggests that the symptom is caused by a framerate cap that's built into the game.  This Reddit user uncovered a command line fix that seems to fix the problem, and at least one Bioware employee has retweeted it as a temporary solution.

Quote from: CommandBen
Origin Method:

Step 1: Boot up Origin

Step 2: Right Click on Dragon Age: Inquisition and select Game Properties

Step 3: Paste

-GameTime.MaxSimFps 60 -GameTime.ForceSimRate 60+

Step 4: Click Ok then Click Play and Enjoy!

The downside is that this desynchronizes the multiplayer component, but I'll just remember to remove the command line when I'm ready to play that.  I'll give this a shot to see how it runs and report back....

-Autistic Angel

Well that helps more in the cut-sequences. They're still not butter smooth like I would expect but better than before.

I am also seeing some oddness with the Benchmark utility. When it starts playing there's no sound. It plays like a 10 second silent scene and at the very end the volume blasts and then I see a black loading screen. It then pops up my FPS count. On Ultra it was showing 44 FPS average. On High 55.4.

Ran the integrity verification and that didn't pick up anything or change things.

So something still odd going on with this game. But I think I'll just play on Ultra and deal with the cut-sequences as they are.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: November 18, 2014, 06:59:01 PM
Two to recommend:

StartUp - Really neat Podcast about a podcaster (Alex Bloomberg) who records the process of him trying to launch a Start Up company. He throws it all out there, the good and the bad, and its very interesting on the process. Each podcast is typically a different subject. He records everything. From the pitch to investors, getting a partner, to naming the company. Each episode is full of golden nuggets of radio time.

The first episode is "How Not to Pitch to a Billionaire" which is just great on its own.

Serial - This one is a lot more serious. It basically looks at a murder case from a decade ago where the person convicted of the murder may not have actually done it. It's very in depth reporting and there's such a good cast of characters, including the convict, where you want to try and figure out just what happened. You spend a lot of time going back and forth between thinking they got the right guy to they totally got the wrong person.

So if you like murder mysteries this is a good show to listen to.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 18, 2014, 06:38:06 PM
iPad is 80% used as a comic book (Comixology/Marvel Unlimited apps), 15% TV companion, and 5% portable gaming system when I travel.

Used to be 50/50 (comic/gaming) when I took the train in to work - but now I drive. Only recently have I started using it as a TV companion.
94  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New gaming computer? Where to buy? on: November 18, 2014, 06:31:25 PM
That does sound disappointing, particularly from a high-end PC boutique. With the iBuyPower machine I got I accepted that they didn't connect my second hard drive and one of the USB ports on the top of the machine doesn't always work. From places like Falcon NW/Origin PC/Alienware I would expect perfection and if not very quick resolution.

So I would be curious to hear how it goes once you talk to customer support about it.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 18, 2014, 06:20:19 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 18, 2014, 11:35:22 AM

Played a bit this morning and I think I should have went PC instead of XB1..  Noticeable stutters at times, but my main issue is controls.  I probably would have preferred PC instead, but I loathe to install Origin. 

Played it a bit last night on PC and the performance wasn't that great in the cut-sequences. Once I got out of those I was fine. But even with a 780 and 16GB of RAM it was having issues on Ultra.

I did see that there are some new Nvidia drivers out today so will have to see if that fixes some/all of the performance issues.

I do have to say the character models, particularly the faces, are amazing looking.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: November 17, 2014, 11:44:02 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 17, 2014, 09:10:51 PM

About how early does Green Man Gaming release pre-order keys, or does it vary from game to game? I've got Far Cry 4 pre-ordered and I'm trying to figure out when I should be checking for a key to start the pre-loading.

I think usually on release day. Was hoping they would have it early for pre-load but it looks like that isn't the case.

I did get the Dragon Age code from them late last week, which was nice since I could pre-load. May depend on which site the codes are for: Origin - early, Steam/Ubi - release day.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 17, 2014, 06:35:04 PM
No idea where I'm going to find the time but Dragon Age and FC 4 this week. Still only several hours in to AC: Unity.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Cinemaware Anthology on: November 15, 2014, 03:34:46 AM
For those that want to relive some retro fun the Cinemaware Anthology was released on Steam for $8.50. Comes with the following Amiga emulated games:

Defender of the Crown
The King of Chicago
Sindbad and the Throne of the Falcon
Lords of the Rising Sun
Rocket Ranger
It Came From the Desert
It Came From the Desert II: Antheads
TV Sports: Football
TV Sports: Basketball
TV Sports: Baseball
TV Sports: Boxing

There's also PC emulated versions of these games you can play too. The games play full-screen and don't even look bad at 1920x1200. You can also use the controller on most of the game and a few are mouse only. The only Cinemaware game I can think of that's missing is Three Stooges. So a pretty comprehensive list of games. I also has It Came From the Desert II: Antheads, which you could only get through mail from Cinemaware. Was always kicking myself not doing that so hadn't played it till today.

The games are just as difficult as you remember but at the price its worth revisiting them.

Also there's a Kickstarter for Rocket Ranger: Reloaded going on.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales from the Borderlands on: November 14, 2014, 07:05:25 PM
Agreed. Looks better than what I was expecting.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 14, 2014, 04:04:32 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 14, 2014, 12:06:20 AM

You know I feel almost apologetic saying this, but I'm ten percent done in campaign progress on the PC version, several hours in (how do you find time played in Uplay?) and I haven't seen any of these bugs. I'm getting decent 40+ frame rates, very few graphic glitches (which are trivial) and I think it's a great, albeit still an Assassin's Creed game.

I saw an article on TweakTown news by some guy with an uber-gaming rig (much more powerful than mine) who was having all sorts of problems, so apparently it's not just due to rig performance.

And just to make it worse, I've been using the Companion App and it's been working pretty good, although I suck at the glyph puzzles, and the app kills the battery on my Nexus 10. But it's still fun.

Am I the only person who's doing OK?

The one annoying graphical glitch I'm running across is the game just locking up for a few seconds. It's random when it happens and thankfully not frequent but its happened a half dozen times so far. Other than that the game runs fine. In fact I bumped the graphics all the way up and the game seems to run about as well as it did just on High settings.

Still awed by traveling through the city and all the stuff going on. And the level of detail indoors/out is pretty fantastic.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 14, 2014, 03:59:20 AM

Quote from: Covenant on November 13, 2014, 01:38:43 PM

Quote from: Crawley on November 13, 2014, 04:02:08 AM

Like sometimes I want to go through a window but instead I'll either hang on to the side of the window, or if there's a balcony I'll land on the balcony's railing. Then I do a little dance grabbing the side of the window and hopping to the railing for awhile a few times before making it through the window.

Many people seem to be missing this (the pop up for it went away pretty quick), but to go through a window, you position yourself near it then pull the left trigger.  MUCH easier than trying to aim yourself through it.

That is certainly a helpful tip I missed. It doesn't work 100% for me yet, still getting the feel of the parkour, but I'm now going through windows a lot more in the first attempt.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 13, 2014, 04:02:08 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 13, 2014, 02:43:08 AM

For those of you who are playing, how would you say the parkour and general control compares to older AC games and Shadow of Mordor? 

Not as easy to master as Shadows of Mordor, which I think did it perfectly. It's a bit clunky like the other AC games. Like sometimes I want to go through a window but instead I'll either hang on to the side of the window, or if there's a balcony I'll land on the balcony's railing. Then I do a little dance grabbing the side of the window and hopping to the railing for awhile a few times before making it through the window.

I've always had a difficult time getting the controls down for the AC games. But eventually they click with me.

So in short its no better than the previous entries but in the long run likely not worse either.

103  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / What's a good chair? on: November 12, 2014, 04:11:25 AM
This is kinda hardware for computers.

I'm in need of a decent office chair. I love the one I have work but that sucker is a Steelcase so is more than I'm willing to pay. What's a good office chair in the $150-$250 range? Would consider one that's a bit more expensive if its totally fantastic.

104  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 12, 2014, 01:47:50 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 11, 2014, 06:20:06 PM

Midweek Madness
Offer Ends Friday at 10am Pacific Time.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

$5.00 Metacritic score - n/a
Steam user score - 89% positive in 920 reviews

Worth the $5.

It's not an amazing game (89% seems a bit high) but there are quite a few really nice set pieces in this game. I also enjoyed Monkey and Tripp's interactions - very good team up. The DLC that comes with this wasn't a hit with me but I did go through it. It's an A for effort since it switches up the gameplay somewhat but it wasn't all that fun.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 12, 2014, 01:44:32 AM
Definitely a great looking game. They spent a lot of time getting the city looking like a real living city - just all the texture work on the buildings, both inside and out, is pretty incredible. The crowds, for now, do make a difference when traveling. It's putting a smile on my face running through the city and seeing all people interacting. Just entering a plaza and looking around is great fun. People doing different things is usually just a camera swivel away.
For control improvements I like the addition of being able to control the parkour with either being able to push a button to either do longer jumps or controlled descents. And I gotta admit its pretty fun getting chased and then running through a building to try and lose your pursuers.

I haven't played too much with the graphic options yet. I've left it on High, which was the default. But I switch to TXAA and HBAO+ which are the NVidia faster renderings of AA and SSAO (basically adds more blurring). With those two settings and Adaptive Sync enabled it runs great (cut sequences non-withstanding). I don't think I'm getting the full 60 fps but seems to run as well as Black Flag did - this is on a 780 OC at 1920x1200.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 11, 2014, 11:19:51 PM
Whoah...35 minutes to unpack the download.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 11, 2014, 12:49:03 AM
Ok, so the actual (pre)download is 37.7GB, not 50GB like I was shaking my head at. Still crazy with a 38GB download.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/360/Ps3/Ps4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on: November 08, 2014, 03:41:28 PM
Finished this one up today finally. Really great game.

I actually hadn't realized till the last six or so hours that when I dominate Orc captains I can go back, grab them, and command them to try and kill other Orc Captains to move in to their positions. Also didn't realize the best way to take on the Warchiefs was to first hunt down their captains SEPERATLY from the missions where you take on the Warchief. Those two things made a world of difference near the end. Lots of fun.

So looking forward to the next game in the series. They started something very good here.

Oh, and finished up at an even 25hrs which was just fine for this game.

109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft pulls upcoming games from Steam on: November 07, 2014, 09:38:32 PM
Probably works out good in the end for Steam. I'm actually a little more inclined to purchase it right now on Steam in case is makes another vanishing act.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: November 07, 2014, 09:26:49 PM
c'mon Black Friday deals on HOTAS flightsticks!
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft pulls upcoming games from Steam on: November 06, 2014, 11:37:15 PM
I haven't read anything from UbiSoft or Steam that explains why this was done so it's all just speculation right now of what's going on. I have read comments from those that have pre-purchased the games that they still have them in their steam library. So I would imagine those that already pre-purchased it would still have it on Steam come launch.

But the thing that did get me to watch the Unity 101 trailer the other day was a Steam banner that said today was "the last chance to pre-purchase" it. I kinda took this as meaning its close to coming out so you only have a few days to pre-purchase before release. But I guess it really meant that yesterday was your last chance.  icon_biggrin

I'd still buy it on uPlay if I really wanted it. I already have a few games on there and only launch it when I run those games. Same with Origin. Would rather have all this stuff in one location but oh well.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 06, 2014, 06:59:17 PM
Haven't really paid too much attention to this one but saw the latest 101 trailer and got very interested in it. Then I saw the requirements. Crazy high for the PC. I meet them but the requirement that really gave me pause was the 50GB download size. Yow.

With download caps (which are still stupid) that's a pretty big chunk there and has me reconsidering doing the buy for it with some other big games coming out this month.
113  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: November 01, 2014, 03:01:08 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 01, 2014, 01:18:55 AM

Is Transistor more than a reskinned Bastion? I found Bastion kind of tedious.

It's a different type of arcade game. More strategy based battles.

I didn't care for it though. I thought I would at least finish it but couldn't muster up enough interest to do so.
114  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New gaming computer? Where to buy? on: October 31, 2014, 06:14:51 PM
You're in the right season to buy. Computer manufacturers should be starting to do some holiday style discounts over the next two months.

I would recommend NVidia video cards over AMD though. I'm not sure how much Mantel has made a significant impact in gameplay or how wildly it is supported. But I do know from the NVidia card I've been very impressed with many of the additional things they've offered on their cards: Adaptive Sync actually works well. The new DSR resolution changes work and are simple to initiate. You get the full PhysX support, which you don't get with AMD cards on games that support the "full" mode. You also get native TXAA and FXAA support if you plan on using it.

I moved from a single AMD card to a Crossfire setup, then finally to a single NVidia card. I have been a lot happier with the NVidia card.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prey 2 on: October 31, 2014, 06:03:04 PM
I had forgotten about this one. But remember being excited about it when the trailers were coming out. It had looked very promising.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LucasArts games coming to GOG on: October 28, 2014, 02:25:16 AM
Very happy for this. Would love to play X-Wing/TIE Fighter/Alliance again. Day of the Tentacle and Full Throttle also need to be included. I'd also be happy with Outlaws.

And I'd love love love Night Shift to be included but know that's unlikely - particularly the Amiga version. Never understood why that one didn't get remade or put on phones.
117  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: GeForce DSR Tech - Play games at higher resolutions than normally can on: October 24, 2014, 07:08:11 PM
This is on a 780 OC.
118  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / GeForce DSR Tech - Play games at higher resolutions than normally can on: October 24, 2014, 03:04:48 AM
NVidia's latest drivers added this DSR tech which allows you to play games in higher resolutions than your monitor can display. Kinda like the SweetFX injectors. You need to be running at 1080p and have a GeForce 500 or above. Like the Adaptive vsync option they added awhile back this one actually works too. Well depending on the game.

The Witcher 2 probably offered the most noticeable change. Everything was so sharp now, particularly on the characters when they went in to cut sequences. I could see every little detail on Garrets shirt and those that he was talking too. Just walking around town was fantastic as there was such a clarity and sharpness to everything. The downside is the text/icons are now tiny.

Watch Dogs didn't look noticeably that much better. I noticed the water looked great but the city looked kinda lifeless still. Although I did head to Millennium Park and looking out from some trees back towards the city was pretty scenic. Generally though it didn't offer the wow factor Witcher 2 had. And there was a noticeable frame rate drop.

Alien: Isolation already looked fantastic to me. It looks just a bit better with DSR enabled and didn't notice a performance hit.

As luck would have it I started playing Everquest 2 again recently. So I figured why not pump the resolution way up. Well it certainly changed. The text/icons were micro-tiny now, and things were sharper, but it still looked like crap due to the low resolution textures. Basically like trying to put lipstick on a pig. So I went back to my normal resolution.

Tried it also on Shadows of Mordor, and while things looked sharper my framerate went from a constant 60 down to a wobbly 45 fps. Wasn't worth it so put the resolution back.

I tried a few other games too but think this gives an idea. I have to say its kinda awesome how its implemented as you just go in to the game, go to the games video options, and the new resolutions are available for you to change to. Simple as can be.
119  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: October 23, 2014, 05:44:11 PM
That one is tempting. I loved the videos I've seen of it but all the past survival/crafting games I've played in the past I stopped playing after a few go's.
120  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: October 22, 2014, 06:08:01 PM
Rage was surprisingly good. When I initially purchased it I didn't care for it at all and stopped after about an hour. Then I went back (last year?) and gave it another go. And for some reason it really dug its claws in to me. The combat is solid, there's a sense of advancement, some great environments, and characters in this game. The add-on also had a pretty fun boss fight.

Only bad thing about the game was that it was rushed near the end. You get the final town and initially there is quite a bit to do. You finish up those initial quests thinking there are going to be more but nope. You get shuffled off to the final area which was a bit of a let down.

But up until that point I thought the game was just fantastic.
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