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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: June 19, 2015, 05:59:58 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on June 19, 2015, 03:29:24 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 17, 2015, 11:35:57 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on June 15, 2015, 06:53:11 PM

D. id just conclusively proved they can do absolutely nothing original.

I dunno, but I feel like Rage is one of the best things they've done recently. Sure, the game received a lot of criticism, but if you take the game for what it is,  it's great. I'm currently playing it and I feel it has a lot of personality going for it. I wish they'd go more in that direction than Doom & Quake over and over again.

I quit RAGE (RAGEquit?) after about two hours. Could not get into it in the slightest and, oh yeah, everything was brown again. Yay color palettes! Look, I'm not a default id hater, as I recognize they make terrific engines and pioneered the shooter genre. But it seems that even when they try to branch out (ie RAGE) they fail. At that point, it's time to hire some new people who actually understand how to craft stories and unique worlds. Let id's programmers build up the engine, and hire others to do the rest of the work. But that's me.

Hmm. I dunno. I'm in the loved Rage camp. The story seemed decent enough for a FPS. I was actually pretty interested in where the story was going up until the end where it just abruptly ended. The engine was actually the failing part initially as it just didn't work - with a lot of texture pop-in as you looked left/right. That never got fully fixed but got to a point where it was good enough.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 12, 2015, 10:37:08 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on June 12, 2015, 07:41:24 PM

I'm debating Legends of Grimrock II for $6, but I've heard many of the puzzles are ridiculously hard. I hate scouring the Internet for a FAQ, so I'm on the fence.

Yeah, some of the puzzles were not obvious or I was on the right track but doing things in the wrong area. There's one or two puzzles like that right form the start. An FAQ would be handy but other than a few areas it wouldn't be necessary.

It's a great dungeon crawl game otherwise.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 12, 2015, 06:29:01 PM
Darkest Dungeon - $14.99
Grey Goo - $19.99
Elder Scrolls Online: The Elder Scrolls OnlineŽ: Tamriel Unlimited - $45  (ok a bit of a cheat got it with 25% off at GMG)

Can't think of anything major I want on sale that I would immediately jump on.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Netflix] Sense8 on: June 08, 2015, 06:57:47 PM
Two so far. Will continue watching but not loving it.

Thought the pilot episode was a little hectic. It started off interesting and then they tried to jump back and forth between the 8 different characters to fit them all in. Probably would have better served if they did a slower introduction of the characters over a few episodes.

They're really going over the top with the gay/lesbian story lines. Particularly the lesbian couple where it seems like they feel like they have to remind you they are a lesbian couple. Here they are kissing. Here they are at a gay pride event in the past, they're holding hands going down the street, now having sex, a scene where they are holding hands then kissing, now at a gay pride event in the present. Ok. We get they're gay and in love. No need to take the sledge hammer approach. Would have been nice if they spent a bit of a time fleshing out these characters and their relationship.

The only character of the 8 so far that I have a mild interest in is the cop from Chicago. I like how he is trying to deal with these new "powers". The brother that is the thief and the actor stories could be decent. Could care less about the DJ. And have to wait and see about the women from Korea and India, and that guy with the Van Damme.

I'm hoping the show get a bit more focus quickly. I like the plot idea but so far the execution hasn't been that great.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Kickstarter]Bard's Tale IV - InXile at it again on: June 05, 2015, 01:48:17 AM

Quote from: Azhag on June 04, 2015, 11:38:48 PM

Hmm, want to support, but also tired of kickstarting games that come out two years later...

Looks like it'll make the goal already. Pledges came in really quickly on this one.

Mind blowing in-engine trailer

If it looks/plays anything close to that it'll be pretty great. But do imagine that's just a tech demo.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Series - Help Me Dive In! on: June 04, 2015, 07:00:17 PM
Yeah Assassins Creed: Black Flag is where to start. It's a lot of fun. You can always go back to the other ones easily enough.

Assassins Creed: Unity looks fantastic, and walking around Paris is just awesome, there's just not as much variety of gameplay elements as Black Flag has.

Where to play it though? I play them on the computer for two reasons. One the AC games go on sale pretty often and pretty quickly after release so you can get them cheap on PC - think Black Flag is like $8 on Amazon right now. And two the graphics are sharper at the higher resolutions and typically include some additional graphical tweaks you won't get on consoles. The downside for me is I'm not sitting comfortably on my couch playing it instead.
87  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 03, 2015, 11:46:52 PM
Should mention Amazon has Assassin's Creed Rogue for $12.50 (uplay code) or $15.00 for the deluxe version. And Black Flag is $4 (steam or uplay code).

Steam has the better deal on Unity.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/ps4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on: May 22, 2015, 01:33:47 AM
Looks like the latest patch fixed the FPS issue I was having. Runs pretty smoothly now on a 780 - before it was not. Actually feel like I can start playing it for real now.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 5/8 on: May 10, 2015, 04:14:49 AM
Finished fishing up all the lunkers I needed in WoW to get the mount (can't believe I did that). Mount is pretty awesome though. Now just discovered heritage items. So our small crew are playing lower level characters with the heritage armor/weapons. 

Completely over powered in the dungeons were doing and leveling so fast. It's actually a lot of fun.

In any case more of WoW this weekend.

And when not doing that I'm exploring Scandinavia in the new Euro Truck Simulator 2 expansion. Started over fresh in Poland (Goin East expansion) and now taking jobs in Sweeden. I have to say they did a fantastic job with the new area. There are some amazing scenic visuals. Will start making my way to Denmark tomorrow.
90  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Video Card (should I bite the bullet?) on: May 07, 2015, 03:02:03 AM
All the Nvidia extra's you get with the cards make it much more worth it than what AMD offers.

I use the following with my games often: Adaptive V-Sync, full PhysX support, TXAA, HBAO+, Dynamic Super Resolution (e.g. downsampling).

This stuff just works and is noticeable.

I have no regrets of moving from Crossfire setup to a single NVidia GPU.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oculus Rift Consumer Version releasing in Q1 2016 on: May 06, 2015, 06:45:13 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 06, 2015, 03:09:07 PM

Price point is a huge factor for me.  Anything above 300 US and you can count me out.   Also, I might decide to wait for the 2nd gen version

Yeah. $300-$350 would be my price point.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which Game Did You Quit the Fastest? on: May 06, 2015, 02:45:47 AM
The Evil Within. Played the demo for about 15 minutes and then died in a way I thought was pretty cheap. Ended up uninstalling it right then and there.

Then purchasing it a month later on a Steam sale.   icon_confused
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Digital vs. Physical Comics on: May 05, 2015, 06:24:22 PM
With the exception of a few series I get everything digitally now.

I heavily use Comixology. The app works fantastic on an iPad. iPad is the perfect size to read comics on and the app is very good. Comixology is also the Steam of the comic book world. They have almost daily sales on various comic runs. And typically in those sales you're paying .99 cents per issue or about $5 for the trades.

Some of the collections they bundle will sometimes have very good deals of 66-80% off. For instance they recently had the Crossed collection for 66% off which included almost everything. Yesterday they had a few Star Wars collections for 80%.

I've discovered so many new comic series thanks to the Comixology sales. Sure I've gotten some stinkers in there but also a lot of good or great discoveries.

I also use Marvel Unlimited which is keeps getting better. When I initially bought in to it years ago there was a lot of content but a lot of gaping holes in the content. The reader was serviceable but pretty crappy overall. Since I bought in they've made the following huge improvements:

1) Discovery tab. This organizes comic events in nice little buckets and arranges the issues in a suggested reading order. So events like Civil War, which have like 90 comics total spread out on various different series are all arranged for you. So you can just read one issue to the next without having to hunt down a suggested reading order somewhere and searching for each issue individually.

In addition they have some nice discovery features like focusing on a super hero, villain, group and highlighting a few of the comics to give you a nice history of them. Or featuring some of the best works of a specific writer or things that happened in a particular universe (Marvel Zombies / Ultimates /etc).

This feature is just great.

2) They scrapped the old reader and made a new very functional reader. It's not quite as good as the Comixology reader but its damn close. Comics automatically fit to the size of your window without having to play with config options. You can pinch zoom in/out if needed and it will respond right away rather than having to attempt it several times before it takes. And if you sleep your iPad while reading an issue and then open it up again and launch the comic it will remember where you left off.

3) Add lots of content. They recently started adding the Star Wars comics to the service which is huge. But they've also been adding more recent content quicker. They have the entire Age of Ultron series up in the Discovery section, which is a pretty quick turn-around for them from what they've had in the past.

I think it's still $60 a year. You basically get your money's worth pretty quickly with it.

I also used Dark Horse's digital comics. I don't care for it. It's serviceable but the menu system on it is somewhat confusing. I had purchased a bunch of the Star Wars comics while they were on sale before they left the service - which I hadn't now that they're on Comixology and more important Marvel Unlimited. But in any case it'll work in a pinch and while they have sales they're not as frequent as Comixology. And you really have to be interested in the Dark Horse comics to make use of it.

Humble Bundle also tends to sell a lot of bundled comics often for cheap so that's another method but you'll need a 3rd party comic reader to view them and there's a few more steps of getting the comics to your reading device than if you go through an on-line digital comic distributor. For me its too much of a pain so I've stop buying them on Humble Bundle.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Avenger's - Age of Ultron Edition on: May 01, 2015, 07:51:49 PM
Fishing for lunkers in World of Warcraft to get a water walking mount (can not believe I'm actually spending time doing this!)

Also re-playing all the Pinball Arcade tables with new DX11 lighting in the public beta. It makes a surprising difference. Some of the light shows are pretty fantastic (e.g. Circus Voltaire).
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] DiRT Rally - new Codemasters racing game in Steam Early Access on: April 27, 2015, 07:51:21 PM
Will have to check this out. I really love the rally races in the Dirt games so if its focused just on that aspect I'll be in.

Codemasters recently changed Dirt 3 to not have to support the Microsoft Live platform, and due to that change they basically upgraded everyone's Dirt 3 to include all the DLC content. So I reinstalled after learning that and was really enjoying going through the rally races again.
96  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor on: April 08, 2015, 08:33:17 PM
30,000 is actually pretty cheap for L100s. Not too bad.

I do have to say WoD is a pretty fantastic expansion. It basically plays like a single player RPG and keeps throwing new toys for you to play with. The post L100 game is great and I've been L100 for at least two months and still log in every day to do some of the daily quests, work towards upgrading my garrison, and send my followers out on tasks.

Only thing I didn't like about the expansion were the dungeons actually required 5 people to complete. I play with a group of 3 people and leveling up to 90 we could take on any of the dungeons with just the three of us. But the Draenor dungeon difficulty is ramped up and definitely requires a team of 5. So we basically skipped all the dungeons there.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3,360,PS4,XB1,PC] Grand Theft Auto V on: April 07, 2015, 06:40:48 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on April 07, 2015, 05:45:42 PM

Now downloading GTA V from the Rockstar Warehouse (hmm, I thought I was getting a Steam key from Green Man Gaming,  but no matter). 60.04 GB to download, going to take a while Roll Eyes

Ugh. That's disappointing. 

Would rather have had it on Steam as well.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: April 05, 2015, 08:03:58 PM
Yeah don't worry about getting all the stars when you go through an area. The game is long and one of the things I enjoyed was taking a break from the. Main story and going back to earlier levels and getting the stars. One thing that makes getting them easier is picking up new skills solving the regular puzzles as you go along. 

I never did get all the stars but got enough that I felt I accomplished something.
99  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: HOTAS Flightstick/Throttle Reccomendations on: April 02, 2015, 05:55:01 PM
Looks like it sits higher the X52 (which I know has adjustable base) and X55. But difficult to tell form pics and a few videos that didn't focus on it. But good to hear your not having problems with it sitting on the desk.

Ugh what a difficult choice to pluck down another $200 or not for this.
100  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: April 02, 2015, 05:52:30 PM
Talos Principle was my favorite game for 2014. Loved the puzzles, loved how the story was uncovered, and it looked great too. Really looking forward to the expansion that was recently announced.
101  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: HOTAS Flightstick/Throttle Reccomendations on: April 01, 2015, 05:56:43 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 30, 2015, 09:04:50 PM

Rudder pedals certainly would be nice, but I've been making do just fine using throttle buttons for my middle finger and ring finger to do rudder controls.

Ah I didn't consider that you could map yaw to one of the joystick buttons. I read a bit about it and that does seem to be viable solution if you don't have pedals.

So it has me reconsidering spending the extra $200 on the Warthog again.

So now my question is comfort. With the stick in particular. It looks taller than the others and this thing would just be sitting on my desk. I'm not going to get a dedicated "flight chair" where you can mount the throttle/stick at elbow level.

Is this thing still comfortable if sitting on top of a desk playing for an hour or two at a time?
102  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: HOTAS Flightstick/Throttle Reccomendations on: March 30, 2015, 07:57:56 PM
Yeah, that's the HOTAs one that's out of my price range at $400. Plus without the stick twist I imagine you would want the rudder pedals which is another $200.

Thinking I should just get the cheapie Thustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X and forget about the Saitek ones for now. But keep thinking I should just roll the dice and get the X55-Rhino or X52-Pro as I have almost $200 in Amazon gift cards built up so it won't cost me much to try.

So still looking to hear experiences on those three setups on the games mentioned.
103  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / HOTAS Flightstick/Throttle Reccomendations on: March 29, 2015, 05:16:04 PM
Hi guys,

Was looking for some opinions on various HOTAS setups. I initially was going to get the Saitek X55 Rhino but all the quality control issues, and some reports of the stick being a bit uncomfortable, have made me second guess getting one. I hear the Saitek X52 Pro is also good but apparently the newer ones also suffer from quality control. The $400 Thrustmaster HOTAS is out of my price range. But given the quality issue of the Saitek/Mad Catz products it has me looking at just getting the cheaper Thustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X setup and waiting for something newer and better built to come out.

So looking for some opinion on any of these sticks.

Basically I'm looking to use the game with the following games currently:

Elite: Dangerous
X-Wing series
Freespace Series

I hear on games like X-Wing series the throttle is recognized by the software always. But would be looking for a solution where I could just boot up the game and not have to bother with the keyboard other than launching the game or moving around the menus.

104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the Hell Color is This Dress? on: February 28, 2015, 01:37:36 AM
This whole thing got brought up with my co-workers today. Two of them saw it white/gold and two blue/black. I was in the blue/black group. One of the interesting things was one of the white/gold people would see the colors as blue/black if they looked at it standing from a distance. But getting closer to the photo it looked white/gold to them.

In any case it killed 10 minutes of having to work which was nice.
105  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 24, 2015, 07:53:54 PM
Really enjoyed Risen. People bitch about the combat but I thought it was fine once you got used to it (better than in Risen 2). It's also a surprisingly long game. Don't have the time spent in front of me but thinking it was almost 40hrs I spent playing.

The two DLC areas were decent too. Although at this point would have expected there to be a bundle with everything for $20.
106  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: February 21, 2015, 01:36:39 AM
The Addams Family pinball table is now out for Pinball Arcade. I was never a huge fan of the table but a lot of people are (and its the #1 selling table ever). So if you have some nostalgia over the table it's available for purchase.
107  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 12, 2015, 07:10:25 PM
Wow. That was a pretty quick discount for FC4.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: February 12, 2015, 07:08:28 PM
Ok, good. I'm not the only one sucking at solo still.

I'm starting to win more games as the hunters but haven't won once as a monster yet. Although I make a good monster until I have to fight the hunters. I'm able to stay ahead of them and evolve without issues. So I can offer tips on that front:

- Use leap to stay ahead. You can leap far and you'll cover a lot more distance than the hunters can do with the jet packs
- Don't start killing/eating wildlife at the start of the match. Focus on creating distance (leap!)
- When you do start killing wildlife kill only one or two things, eat and move on (leap!). You'll find plenty of wildlife to eat so no need to stick in one spot trying to kill and eat them all
- Use the smell sense to better see and kill wildlife as well as see birds
- Use higher ground and use the leap there to make you harder to track
- Remember you can sneak. If you see birds/bats/etc go in to sneak mode to go past them. That won't set them off.
- Do not fight the larger wildlife. Leave that for the hunters. In fact make note of where those are, so if you are escaping you can make the hunters go through them
- Only evolve to stage three if you are near the power grid. Once you hit S3 the hunters just make a beeline towards it. If they reach there first they start setting up traps. Seeing a bunch of traps and four hunters is not a fun sight.
- When you evolve make sure you are far enough away from the hunters. It takes a few seconds for the animation to play out and you need to choose your skill points

I do not have any hints yet on fighting the hunters as they just tear me apart. But the two things I did learn were:

- Ignore those that have a blue tint (e.g. shield).
- When a hunter is down make sure to finish them off

I did not follow rule #2 as a monster and I think that was what mainly was doing me in. I am not sure if that tactic changes at stage 3 and you just focus on destroying the power grid.

My main problem with the goliath is I can't hit crap with the rock throw or the leap. By the time I throw or leap the hunters have moved off. So I've just been using the charge, flame, and general attacks.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Evolve (from Turtle Rock) on: February 11, 2015, 08:27:27 PM
Seeing the same plus's and minuses as you (PC). And basically did the same thing. Did the tutorials last night and played a six or seven solo matches as the hunters. I won only one of those matches.

The monster AI is impressive. Each of the matches we (the bots and I) really had to hunt the monster down. We would see it for a split second and then lose track of it. When we had little hints of where it was rarely was it still hanging around the area. And when it came to fighting it. Wow. Talk about not holding back anything. It would really tear us apart. And soon after the force field trap was gone it would be off again.

I'm not so sure if the hunter AI is good or not yet. It's mainly me who is leading the hunt (regardless of class) and the other hunters basically stick by me. I'm not sure the bots take the lead. But this could also be by design. They do keep up though, which is nice.

But not sure how the combat AI is for the hunters. We basically get handed our asses in the monster battles. But that could be how it supposed to be. And typically when I get to the monster it's already morphed in to its second variant. But the AI does seem competent to do their jobs. The trapper class will deploy the force field trap as needed. The medic will heal you and res you if needed - although not always immediately, which I suppose is very human. The support will buff and the assault will tank.

I only tried the Assault and Trapper classes and liked playing both of those. Will probably try the monster tonight against the AI.

Did play a few different game modes. Did not care for the rescue one as that seemed kinda luck based on where you and the monster were placed in relation to the people you needed to rescue. There was another mission where we had to destroy a bunch of monster eggs that seemed neat but our party got wiped out by the monster (and friends) trying to destroy the second egg so didn't get a lot of time in that one. But did a bunch of the standard hunt missions and those were pretty fun.

Will take it multiplayer once I get a better feel of all the classes and controls.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Eurogamer drops review scores on: February 10, 2015, 07:21:35 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 10, 2015, 06:58:07 PM

Quote from: TiLT on February 10, 2015, 06:37:15 PM

Quote from: Gratch on February 10, 2015, 06:23:46 PM

I must be the only one who actually likes review scores, especially when it's combined with a bullet point "pros and cons" list (like how GT does it).  Gives me a quick snapshot of the reviewer's opinion, then I can read the more in-depth details if I want more info.

But you don't need the score to do that. The score doesn't really represent the reviewer's opinion in any meaningful way, but the bullet points do. You'd get a better impression of the reviewer's opinion if the score wasn't in the way.

The very first thing I look at in any review is the score.  If a site ranks something as a 9/10, I'm likely to read their review further to find out why.  If the review doesn't include a metric that gives me at least an "at a glance" sense of the reviewer's opinion, I'm probably not going to bother digging through their review to find out.  Blame my incredibly short attention span, I suppose.

Right or wrong, sites that drop review scores pretty much drop off my personal radar.  

I'm the same in that I just scroll to the end to find the score. Then I'll typically read the last paragraph which usually summarizes the review. And based on those two things I'll see if I want to spend time reading the review. Typically I'll just move on or skim the review.

It looks like Eurogamer is keeping the summaries, which works, but would be better paired with the score.

I'm also a fan of reviews that have a bulleted Pro/Con section at the end. That helps provides a bit more insight on the given score and if I'm going to read the full review or not to get more details.

That's just how things are these days. I no longer want to spend the time reading a full Scorpia style review. Cut to the chase, sum it up or give me a general idea of how the game is. Based on that I'll read the review or not.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/10) on: February 09, 2015, 07:16:05 PM
Pre-purchased Evolve. Price was right (GMG VIP deal) and figure it's going to be fun for the first two weeks.
112  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: February 07, 2015, 08:19:17 PM

Quote from: Caine on February 07, 2015, 06:22:42 PM

Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 95% positive in 2,179 reviews

Surprisingly very good game.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What's your biggest gaming disappointment/sleeper hit of 2014? on: February 02, 2015, 09:46:08 PM
I've mulled over it a bit but have to say The Talos Principle was my sleeper hit / game of the year. It came out right at the end of 2014 with little fanfare and blew me away. The setup is great. You awaken in an ruined Greek style courtyard, ethereal music is playing, and a booming voice from the sky says "Behold child. You are risen from the dust and you walk in my garden."

The game it self is essentially a Portal style game where you are solving a bunch of puzzles in first person. And while the puzzles are great, and very rewarding when you solve difficult ones, its piecing together the background story that I found most of the enjoyment. Clues to the story are scattered via the typical text messages, voice logs, or things written on the walls (in this case in QR code form). But they are written and performed exceptionally. All the notes are scattered in such a fashion that it took me probably 10 hours before I felt I had a handle on what was going on. And what a story. It really put me through an emotional wringer - which is one of the reasons it made such an impact with me.

Was completely satisfied with the game from beginning to end.

The other game I'd have to give a not do was Valliant Hearts. This is the WWI side-scroller puzzler published by UbiSoft. Again this was another game that had an emotional impact when playing. You get really involved in the story while solving the puzzles. There's some moments of joy and great sadness. The game can be frustratingly difficult in some areas to the point where I had to put it down and come back the next day. But overall it was another game that was a great experience.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: January 29, 2015, 02:51:39 AM

Quote from: Crawley on January 28, 2015, 06:30:31 PM

Running in to the issue where your FPS drop once you exit the tutorial - e.g. after you sleep in the safe zone for the first night. Game is playable but it sure is annoying to have it play so smoothly, even in the outside areas, then having a FPS drop along with odd pauses.

Looks like the company is investigating so hopefully there will be a fix soon. May hold off on playing until that time. Was really enjoying it up to that point.

Looks like I was able to resolve the issue by toning down the FOV - which I had set pretty high, and turning down the distance rendering - which apparently has a huge FPS hit at high levels without much benefit.

Doesn't explain why it worked fine with those setting during the tutorial but not once you get it out of it.

In any case enjoying the game again.
115  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: January 28, 2015, 06:36:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 28, 2015, 06:16:04 PM

Game is in Early Access

25% off. Sale price $11.24
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 91% positive in 38,355 reviews

Starbound - Soundtrack - 25% off. Sale price $3.74

Been waiting forever for that one to go on sale. I don't think its ever been on sale previously. But now that it has I'm not sure I'm interested in it anymore.  icon_neutral
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PC RPG) Lords of Xulima on: January 28, 2015, 06:34:28 PM
I ended up getting it during the Steam sale but only put in an hour or so. Its definitely old school RPG in difficulty and punishing you quickly, such as all my lockpicks breaking on my first chest. I'll want to go back to it but too many other things to play at the moment. 
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dying Light on: January 28, 2015, 06:30:31 PM
Running in to the issue where your FPS drop once you exit the tutorial - e.g. after you sleep in the safe zone for the first night. Game is playable but it sure is annoying to have it play so smoothly, even in the outside areas, then having a FPS drop along with odd pauses.

Looks like the company is investigating so hopefully there will be a fix soon. May hold off on playing until that time. Was really enjoying it up to that point.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/27) on: January 26, 2015, 07:06:53 PM
Pre-loaded Dying Light so set for that. Also pre-purchased Life is Strange (good VIP deal on GMG). I'm a sucker for the story driven games right now.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Helix on: January 24, 2015, 03:37:28 PM
I watched it on Netflix. It started off fine but was overall boring. It took forever for anything to happen, and when it did it wasn't all that interesting. Also The Scythe was the dumbest villain ever. The actor was way over acting that part trying to come across as a tough guy. It ended up being comical.

That said I'll still give S2 a chance when it comes to Netflix.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 01/23/15 on: January 24, 2015, 03:31:04 PM
Went back to WoW so will playing that during the day. Cannot believe the prices of some of the low level items. Some level 20-25 armor is going for 200+ gold - for green stuff. Crazy. Have to get most of my armor and weapons from quests or dungeon runs.

At night am playing Alien Isolation. Got the new headphones awhile back with the simulated 7.1 surround sound. This game is perfect for that. But can only play an hour or so with the headphones before it gets too intense. Loving the game though - except for that part where I got a door code, spent 15 minutes making my way to the door avoiding the alien, and then when I got the door I couldn't remember the code. Ugh.
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