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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/24/16 Can't believe they did it editiion on: June 24, 2016, 03:01:30 PM
Well, I'm sure I will be playing more Dirty Bomb.  And I'd like to try to get further into Bound by Flame, but I also picked up like 10 new cheap titles on the Steam sale so I'm sure I will be bouncing around just trying out new things like an idiot.   icon_biggrin
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: June 23, 2016, 09:49:27 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 23, 2016, 09:10:35 PM

Steam has this and the latest tomb raider game for sale (summer sale) for $51.  I'm tempted, but I keep hearing performance issues for PC.  Has it got better?  I know the story is pretty much absent, and that's fine, but how is it now?

To some extent it has been addressed, but definitely not "fixed".  I think how much it affects your playing will be dependent on your system and how much you care about a steady framerate.

I just tried again and with about medium settings at 1920x1200 I was getting 45-51 fps most of the time, but there were still random times where it dropped below 30 fps or even into the teens for a couple seconds.  Those times usually seem to involve vehicles or something but are totally unpredictable from what I can tell (it's not like it's just explosions, or just vehicles, or whatever).

For reference, my system is getting a little older but was decent: i7-4770K @ 3.5GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX 760 w/ 2GB VRAM and the game installed on my secondary SSD.

Even with the original performance updates a couple months ago I put in over 30 hours into the game, so that didn't prevent me from playing and enjoying the game.
163  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 23, 2016, 07:06:48 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 23, 2016, 06:54:13 PM

was hoping isgrimnur or caine would have listed the sales here Tongue  damn store is sllowwwww

Here, let me type them all out one by one... I should be done just before the sale ends.   icon_wink
164  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 23, 2016, 05:47:51 PM
GAME ON!

EDIT: Except as usual the store is crapping out entirely as it gets crushed with traffic.  :/
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: June 23, 2016, 02:09:40 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 23, 2016, 12:58:54 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 13, 2016, 02:36:49 PM

They have released a 22 minute gameplay trailer for E3. 

Skip to about 1:20 if you want to avoid seeing the intro cinematic.  And skip to about 3:00 if you just want to see gameplay and not more story stuff, though don't expect to avoid it all.

That is a great "Titanfall 2 Official Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer" and I am excited about the game but New Orleans looks different than I expected.

Oops, link fixed.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia 3 Confirmed - More info @ Gamescom - Trailer Added on: June 23, 2016, 03:16:45 AM
And they have put out a preorder trailer for the content you can get for this game that doesn't come out for another 4 months.   icon_confused

The cars look to be ripoffs of a Firebird/Camaro, Corvette Stingray and Mustang Fastback.  
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] MXGP 2 - The Official Motocross Videogame on: June 22, 2016, 09:30:34 PM
I got this game for the Xbox One and have played a few races now. 

I have played enough to remember how terrible I was at the beginning of playing the first MXGP.  But I think I'm actually even worse in this one.  I have yet to actually finish above last place in any race I have done against the normal AI.   crybaby  retard

The graphics are decent on the console, but not amazing.  I think it could at least use some extra anti-aliasing and other post processing to clean it up.  I don't know what the framerate is, but I don't notice any problems.  The loading times, however, seem very long at nearly a minute for any track.

One really cool touch is that you can actually remap all of the controls!  In a console game!  But I still think their rider/bike controls are reversed from what I naturally want to do half the time. 
168  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 22, 2016, 08:06:23 PM
There is also a big sale on Payday 2 stuff right now, most everything but the newest DLC is 75% off.  And free to try until the 4th of July.  I'm assuming this is to get back in the communities good graces after the fuckup of their publisher going all microtrans on the game.
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: June 22, 2016, 08:04:26 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 22, 2016, 06:55:52 PM

A fresh take on zombies?  Yes please!

The Girl With All The Gifts

The book that is based on was quite good.  But one of the better parts of that was the fact that you unless somebody told you, you don't know that it's really a zombie book for quite a while.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: June 22, 2016, 04:25:46 AM

Quote from: Travis on June 22, 2016, 02:23:35 AM

Quote from: disarm on June 21, 2016, 10:32:07 PM

But why pull the demo after a week? They put the effort into making it. Why not leave it available for people who might not have had the time to try the game during E3?
Oh, I don't know and won't pretend to understand the logic there.  It is only a level and would have got me to purchase the game (but I am the target audience and was going to regardless) so I don't see the harm.  My guess is they were hoping by making it limited it would create a buzz and encourage people to "buy today because I cannot sell you tomorrow" sort of logic.

Yeah, I'm guessing something along those lines.  It certainly made me take attention of the demo and be sure to play it last week.

Not to mention that back in the days of the original Doom many of us likely just played the shareware version over and over rather than purchasing the full thing.  I don't think that would happen with this short demo, but could have been on their minds.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/21/16) on: June 21, 2016, 07:15:54 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 20, 2016, 10:19:57 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 20, 2016, 06:33:28 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 20, 2016, 03:08:34 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 20, 2016, 02:08:49 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 20, 2016, 06:03:16 AM

I'm curious about Mighty No. 9, but I don't know if I'm curious enough to buy it.  If the reviews are stellar, that could change.


And stellar they are not.  Sheesh.  Reviews are hovering in the 50% range.

Wow.  That is both amazing and shocking given how anticipated this game has been.  Graphics that are retro, but not up to the last game in the MM series, and worst of all, a gameplay mechanic that is both imprecise and used to justify some tricky jumps. 

I find it odd that there are so many complaints about the graphics and art style.  I thought they looked pretty good from the videos I've seen; exactly what I would expect.
I think they are pretty terrible. Also consider this was the concept art in the kickstarter which was much better.



Yeah, that image certainly has a charm about it, but obviously it's just concept art and shouldn't be taken 100% literally since it is a 2D drawing.  But when comparing to some actual screens from the game I don't think it's that different considering we knew they were going for 3D characters and stuff.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's top tier or amazing or the best they could have done or anything, I just don't think it's terrible.



172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/PS4] Technomancer - action-based RPG on: June 21, 2016, 06:08:37 PM
And I guess one more Survive on Mars trailer that kind of goes through the three different "class" trees.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mighty No. 9 - from the creators of Megaman! [ALL] on: June 20, 2016, 06:37:39 PM
Well, since this is out this week I figured I would bump this thread back up so discussion could move out of the "What are you buying" thread.

It seems like reviews are not being kind at all, frequently criticizing the art style and graphics.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/21/16) on: June 20, 2016, 06:33:28 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 20, 2016, 03:08:34 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 20, 2016, 02:08:49 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 20, 2016, 06:03:16 AM

I'm curious about Mighty No. 9, but I don't know if I'm curious enough to buy it.  If the reviews are stellar, that could change.


And stellar they are not.  Sheesh.  Reviews are hovering in the 50% range.

Wow.  That is both amazing and shocking given how anticipated this game has been.  Graphics that are retro, but not up to the last game in the MM series, and worst of all, a gameplay mechanic that is both imprecise and used to justify some tricky jumps. 

I find it odd that there are so many complaints about the graphics and art style.  I thought they looked pretty good from the videos I've seen; exactly what I would expect.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/21/16) on: June 20, 2016, 02:25:08 PM
I'm getting MXGP 2 on the Xbox One. 

I also have the Fallout 4 season pass so I get the useless Contraptions garbage.

And I'm curious about Mighty Number 9, but I am definitely waiting on reviews and impressions (and by the sound of things, not getting it at all).
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/17/16 edition -Forums back on: June 19, 2016, 10:39:56 PM
I got a tiny bit of Dirty Bomb in yesterday and today, between a farmer's market and water balloon fight and BBQ. 

I also played Grim Dawn for a bit as well. 
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 18, 2016, 02:22:02 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 18, 2016, 10:04:21 AM

gonna miss my voice commands greatly

Does that mean you bought an S and don't intend on getting the USB adapter?
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Lego Worlds on: June 15, 2016, 05:01:04 PM
They have finally put out a new big update, but only in the beta branch.  It seems like they had to get it out for E3 since they have a pretty big presence there.  This new update has a first person camera, new vehicle controls, grapple gun, graphics updates, and the first implementation of online multiplayer finally!

Here is the E3 trailer they released to show off the multiplayer, grappling gun, paint gun, etc.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 15, 2016, 04:47:18 PM
Well, if you are constantly waiting for the "next big thing" then you miss out on another 18 months of awesome games you could be playing right now.  And then you'll say "I should wait until the Scorpio model is even cheaper..." and it never ends.

As for getting an S vs a fatty, my opinion is that unless you already have a 4k TV or will for sure be buying a new TV in the next year or two, you're probably just best off to get a cheaper Xbox One today and playing some games now.  As of a couple hours ago the 1TB Halo 5 bundle was the cheapest one on Amazon right now, but now they've jacked the price up so it must be running out of stock.   
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Volition - Agents of Mayhem on: June 15, 2016, 03:44:38 AM
Here is a gameplay video that they were showing off at E3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4K5CNgJU0M
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Nintendo @ 12pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 11:51:19 PM
A few more random trailers:

Phantom Dust Remaster

NiOh

Worms W.M.D. crafting

Attack on Titan

Gravity Rush 2
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Nintendo @ 12pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 08:02:11 PM
Not exactly a new trailer for E3, but I thought it deserved some more attention:

Aragami (formerly Twin Souls: Path of Shadows) will be hitting Steam and PS4 this fall.  Hopefully it's a proper spiritual successor to Tenchu that it looks like!
183  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 14, 2016, 06:51:10 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 14, 2016, 06:31:40 PM

06/14/16
Release Date: Apr 22, 2016



15% off. Sale price $12.74
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 89% positive in 713 reviews

DLC
8-Bit Armies - Soundtrack - 15% off. Sale price $3.39
8-Bit Armies - Guardians Faction -  off. Sale price Free
8-Bit Armies - Guardians Campaign - 15% off. Sale price $3.39


I've heard this is really good, especially if you like old C&C-style RTS games.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Nintendo @ 12pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 06:27:10 PM
Some more smaller PC games announced/shown:

Mages of Mystralia - colorful top-down action rpg? with spell crafting

Oxygen Not Included - short teaser for a colony sim from Klei Entertainment (Mark of the Ninja, Don't Starve, Invisible Inc)

Tyranny - a new old school isometric RPG from Obsidian

Berserk - teaser for a tie in game from the Dynasty Warriors people

The Walking Dead: Season 3
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: June 14, 2016, 06:19:35 PM
It may have been well known already, but I saw at the Ubisoft E3 press conference that their next DLC is releasing in a couple weeks and will bring with it randomly generated underground dungeons!  That's the kind of repeatable content that a loot game like this really needed as far as I'm concerned.  I don't want grinding uber-hard raids or whatever, I want to do fresh random content forever! 

I was already an idiot and bought the season pass after playing the beta, so I guess this might be the thing that gets me to actually play the game for a while.

A trailer for it.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Nintendo @ 12pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 06:10:43 PM
And a big new gameplay video for Mound & Blade II: Bannerlord.  It looks like the long time they have been taking has been worthwhile to make it a huge upgrade from the first games.  Real sieges!
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LEGO Dimensions - LEGOs...Skylanders-style on: June 14, 2016, 06:05:13 PM
I didn't realize they were also adding battle arenas with the Season 2 thing.  It sounds like you'll also get a new Battle Arena with every new level pack.  I found this video that has some playing and explaining how everything is going "bigger and better": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjoq7snv24I
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Nintendo @ 12pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 05:53:40 PM
Another couple smaller games I saw announced:

Mark McMorris Infinite Air which is another entry in the seemingly revived snowboarding/actions sports genre.

Quote
Explore a vast backcountry, fully customize your own mountain ranges and build your own parks in the most authentic snowboarding game ever created. With fluid, physics-driven control mechanics, procedural mountain generation and real-world competitions like Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air you’ll ride your way through infinite powder and realistic runs – all the way to the top alongside professional snowboarder Mark McMorris.

Road Rage seems to be an open world Road Rash style game.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Nintendo @ 12pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 05:50:05 PM
The new Zelda looks pretty damn good visually, and I really want to play it.  And has many more RPG elements than past games with loot, armor stats, weapon stats, and so on.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: June 14, 2016, 05:48:12 PM
From what Giant Bomb was saying, even the S console is going to be a slight upgrade from the standard Xbox One so it will play games like Gears 4 a bit more smoothly and at higher resolution most of the time (since they use adaptive resolution to fix framerate like the newer Halo games).  It will be interesting to see how much of a difference that ends up being.
191  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Free E3 Games - get them while they're hot (and free!) on: June 14, 2016, 03:32:59 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 14, 2016, 03:15:50 PM

I am confused about the Doom demo. Is it not normally available?

The demo just became available with E3, and supposedly will only be available this week.  No idea why, other than they are trying to drive people to buy it sooner than later maybe.
192  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Free E3 Games - get them while they're hot (and free!) on: June 14, 2016, 02:52:18 PM
These things have been mentioned in the E3 thread, but I figured I'd put them all here for those who missed them and to keep them all together if more come up.  Most of these are available for a limited time of this week only, so grab them asap.

Prince of Persia: Sands of time - at the Ubisoft Club (one more coming each month for the rest of the year, apparently)
Doom demo - on Steam this week only
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (backwards compat) - from the Xbox Store (click Buy Game and sign in to see Free price tag)
Limbo - from the Xbox Store

193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Sony @ 9pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 02:48:38 PM
Having said that, I do want to be fair and say that the Xbox conference had their missteps as well.  Like you said, the FFIV and Scalebound things didn't come off well.  And We Happy Few didn't seem like a good pace of game to show there either.  And Minecraft...whatever at this point.  I also couldn't care less about Gwent. 

I agree they didn't show nearly enough of State of Decay 2 or Dead Rising to sate me, but I'm fine with an edited trailer for games that I know I'm getting.  They did their job (for me).

I think Mr Caine is right that there were just more games and things (like Xbox Anywhere) I was interested in at that conference than the Sony one.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Sony @ 9pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 02:25:48 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on June 14, 2016, 12:09:39 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 14, 2016, 02:59:30 AM

I have no idea what Twitter thinks, or who you are following, but both the Giant Bomb and GameSpot streams were clearly saying that the Sony conference felt weird, empty and disappointing.

As far as the montage clips, at least in the [email protected] one they showed enough of the game to know what it was, along with the name of the game and the developer so I knew what it all was. 

That montage at the end of Sony's was largely a summary of their showing with a few other games thrown in there getting hardly a second of air time.  It felt like a real lost chance to focus on those smaller games, or unknown games.

Sony ended on a hohum note compared to MS with Scorpio.  If Sony ended with Horizon the GB guys would all be buzzing on what a great conference it was. Watching all their Talk Over the Conferences I was a bit surprised to find them so negative post Sony's where as during the conference they were probably the most positive. 

I mean Days Gone didn't wow but Scalebound and FFXV both had actual poor showings at the MS conference.

In addition to Days Gone not doing much and ending on a sour note, they also had the Kojima thing which was literally nothing and an overly long LEGO Star Wars video, some disappointing Crash Bandicoot stuff, a montage that didn't show any games properly, and a failure to really sell me on VR again.

When they say they will have 50 VR games at launch, and it's coming 7 months after the other VR systems launched, I really wanted a system seller and I didn't see it at all for me.  They also mentioned some VR games that, aside from Resident Evil, either showed nothing or looked like stripped down experiences just like every other VR game at this point.  There has been nothing that has sold me on the need for another $400 peripheral at this point (plus likely $100-200 more if you also have to buy a camera and Move controllers as well, like I would).

I will say Horizon looks cool, but knowing how faked their early footage has been, along with their history of showing fake Killzone footage, makes me cautious of getting too excited about that game at this point.  I hope it all comes together into a great game in the end, and it probably will.

It was by no means terrible, though.  I think it was a combination of the pacing seemed off, the speeches didn't seem that rehearsed or smooth, half the games weren't that impressive or showed for too long or too little, ending on a lame note, and still a lot of promises for the future rather than games releasing this year that all contributed to a "meh" from me.  I really had expected them to come back swinging again since they have the later press conference.

195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Sony @ 9pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 02:05:49 PM
I mentioned it in the Doom thread, but in case anyone here isn't reading that because they don't have it yet: There is a 6GB demo of Doom up on Steam that will apparently only be available through this week of E3.  From what I've heard it allows you to play through the whole first chapter of the single player, but I'm still downloading it myself.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: June 14, 2016, 02:04:12 PM
There is a 6GB demo of Doom up on Steam that will apparently only be available through this week of E3.  From what I've heard it allows you to play through the whole first chapter of the single player, but I'm still downloading it myself.
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Sony @ 9pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 03:01:30 AM
Oh, also, if you don't own it already you can get a free copy of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time from the Ubisoft club to celebrate their 30th anniversary.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Sony @ 9pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 02:59:30 AM
I have no idea what Twitter thinks, or who you are following, but both the Giant Bomb and GameSpot streams were clearly saying that the Sony conference felt weird, empty and disappointing.

As far as the montage clips, at least in the [email protected] one they showed enough of the game to know what it was, along with the name of the game and the developer so I knew what it all was. 

That montage at the end of Sony's was largely a summary of their showing with a few other games thrown in there getting hardly a second of air time.  It felt like a real lost chance to focus on those smaller games, or unknown games.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2016 Full games list/Live coverage thread - Sony @ 9pm ET on: June 14, 2016, 02:26:42 AM
Man, I kind of feel like Microsoft ate Sony's lunch when you compare those two press conferences. 

Sony didn't have a ton of things that interested me other than a viking God of War.  And a lot of what Sony showed is still sort of future promises (Kojima thing, Horizon, Crash remasters, Spiderman, etc).

Days Gone seemed kind of interesting but also super shallow.  Compared to what Dead Rising 4 has in over-the-top craziness and State of Decay 2 brings with depth and management and coop open world action, it seemed like the only thing it had was a bunch of flowing zombies.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/14/16) on: June 14, 2016, 02:22:31 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on June 14, 2016, 12:49:48 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 13, 2016, 04:16:49 AM

When's the Steam Sale?

Pretty sure it's next week.

I think it has been said it starts on the 23rd.
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