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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steep [XB1/PS4/PC] - Ubisoft open world extreme sports thingy on: March 09, 2017, 02:40:44 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 08, 2017, 06:18:54 PM

Just after Switch, Nier, Horizon, and Ghost Recon launches.  That's a bold strategy, Cotton.

Yeah, seems like an odd time to do the free weekend...would have been much better a few couple ago when they released the Alaska DLC, or to wait a little bit.  Maybe they're thinking that Steep fans wouldn't like those games?  No idea.  Lots of open world games...

Ubisoft makes some strange decisions these days. 
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 09, 2017, 12:44:42 AM

Quote from: Destructor on March 09, 2017, 12:34:05 AM

So...any suggestions on how to deal with the semi-constant lag that keeps popping up from time to time? A friend and I are duoing, and occasionally the game will basically act like it has hard-locked for 5 seconds at a time before everything resumes as if nothing happened.

It's getting really annoying at this point. How does multiplayer work, anyway? Is someone the host? Are all games run by Ubisoft somewhere?

If the game is locking up, I would almost guess that is more to do with your machine loading a new zone or something.  Have you tried turning down some terrain details or view distance or anything?

Multiplayer is all peer-to-peer, not dedicated servers, for what it's worth.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: March 08, 2017, 07:14:07 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on March 08, 2017, 07:09:03 PM

I'm planning to start over from the beginning. There are so many changes and fixes in the two major patches that it's probably better to start over in order to get the full experience. Luckily for me, I didn't get very far when it originally came out before my bitterness towards Sean Murray made me delete the game and move on.  slywink

Haha, understandable!  I didn't get very "far" as in far from my starting planet, but I did play for like 35 hours exploring the ones I got to.

One bummer thing I see is that to get the vehicles you have to have a base, and then hire a technician.  And then that vehicle is only available on the planet you created it on.  I'm not really sure why they are making these systems more about setting down one permanent home planet rather than building all the stuff in your starship and take it with you as you explore the galaxy.  Especially when they are putting even more focus on finding aliens of the different races to get all of the upgrades...I think I mostly only saw one type of NPC in the whole time I played.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 08, 2017, 07:11:18 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 08, 2017, 07:03:23 PM

I'm a little surprised there's no option in accessories for flip down helmet-mounted night vision goggles as the military uses (for example: https://goo.gl/images/ryQ6LQ). Or if there is, I didn't see it.
If there is one thing Ubisoft seems to love to do now, it's release new cosmetics!  I'm sure you will be able to purchase some of those goggles in the Store sooner or later.   icon_wink

Quote from: Blackjack on March 08, 2017, 07:03:23 PM

The GR die hards say the game is best at the highest difficulty with "no hud" option enabled. I guess that's maybe more realistic, but given my situation awareness (where are people shooting me from, what position can I go to that's least vulnerable etc.) is already awful, I'm not sure that's the Mode for Me.  icon_smile
Yeah, same here.  I like having the minimap and other HUD elements, but I'm really glad they gave people the option to play as "hardcore" as they want.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: March 08, 2017, 07:01:22 PM
Yeah, if it wasn't for all the other games out now this would be a good time for me to go back as well.  Lots of improvements to check out.  But really, all of this stuff just feels like more of the things that should have been there at launch. 

Nice to see that they have 3 ground vehicles and not just one.  And that ships now have actual different classifications and purposes.  Now that they've made all of these changes as well as tweaking the planet generation stuff I wonder if it would be best to just start over entirely.

166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Voodoo Vince Remastered [Xbox One, PC] on: March 08, 2017, 06:21:30 PM
They have released a new trailer and announced that it will be coming out on April 18th. 

And it's going to also be an Xbox Anywhere title, so will be available on PC as well as XB1.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: March 08, 2017, 05:45:05 PM
Holy cow, I thought that 2.4GB patch the other day included the new DLC.  I was wrong.  Another 7.4 GB patch today with the launch of that expansion.   icon_eek
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: March 08, 2017, 05:43:03 PM
Yeah, this seems like something they will definitely have to make a second version for. 

Between these odd hardware issues and the clearly premature online systems and nonexistant Virtual Console this launch seems to scream "rushed" in every way.  I'm not sure why they couldn't have waited 6 months longer to get it right, but I suppose the wheels have been turning for ages.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steep [XB1/PS4/PC] - Ubisoft open world extreme sports thingy on: March 08, 2017, 05:30:13 PM
If anybody is still interested in this but hasn't tried it out, they are having a Free Weekend from the 10th-12th.  You can preload it now since I'm sure it's another huge download.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War on: March 08, 2017, 03:51:34 PM

Quote from: farley2k on March 08, 2017, 02:49:00 PM

16-Minute Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Walkthrough

https://youtu.be/0Xg2-NC8Ijw

I don't get it...why do you have an army of your own orcs and trolls?  They just kind of jump in talking about "your army" and "your followers" without addressing that at all.

And I don't really like if this is all going to be just running into the middle of a battle.  Half the fun of the first one was being stealthy and silently taking out a whole bunch of little guys before attacking a leader.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 08, 2017, 03:37:06 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 08, 2017, 06:16:45 AM

Good to know about the thermal goggles (not "googles" icon_lol)

I mean, you could try Googling "where are the enemies" but I think thermal goggles might help more.   icon_razz

They are surprisingly far along the upgrade tree, I would have expected them to be easier to get.  Or maybe it's just that the tree takes a lot more resources than I would have expected...not only Skill points (usually multiple after the first tier) but also the rebel resources as well.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 08, 2017, 05:11:07 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 08, 2017, 04:52:45 AM

- I really like the day/night cycle. Supposedly it's harder for the enemy to see you at night, but really for me it means I have to think about how washed out my vision will be at night if I'm using night googles around lights. I'd kill to get some decent thermal googles.
Oh, you can get can some, and I'm sure you will.  It just takes a little bit to get down that upgrade tree.

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 08, 2017, 04:52:45 AM

- The second one of those "turn on the radio and defend it" missions was a damn PITA. Three times I got hammered with enemies approaching from all sides in an amazing fast reaction time; I definitely think this is one of the areas where the enemy spawning is ridiculous. I finally settled down and really did some planning. I turned the difficulty to Arcade Roll Eyes, went at night, shot out all the street lights and other sources and then blocked the approaches to the generator with trucks. And called in rebel reinforcements. And damn if it still wasn't a damn near run thing. Maybe I'm missing some tactic I should be using?
You know what works great on those incoming cars full of soldiers?  An underbarrel grenade launcher.   icon_biggrin  Another upgrade tree well worth going down. 

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 08, 2017, 04:52:45 AM

- And no crashes or glitches so far on the PC. I did get myself caught in terrain one time, but that was on me as I was sliding down into a bunch of very tightly packed boulders.
No crashes here either.  I played for many hours today and not a single real problem, which is nice.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: March 07, 2017, 07:58:05 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on March 07, 2017, 07:34:41 PM

It's not really a shooter. I don't do console shooters either, this is closer to assassin's creed or something like that.

Except the vast majority of combat is shooting a bow, isn't it?  From everything I've seen and read it's like Far Cry Primal with cyber stuff.
174  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Humble Jumbo Bundle 8 on: March 07, 2017, 07:33:55 PM
In case you haven't picked up enough bundled games recently, here's a few more!

https://www.humblebundle.com/jumbo-bundle-8

Pay $1 or more:
Valhalla Hills
Legends of Eisenwald
The Journey Down 1 + 2

Pay more than the average (currently $7.08) to also get:
Warhammer End Times: Vermintide
Jotun
Turmoil
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan new
Void Destroyer new
The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça and Pizza Boy new

Pay $10 or more to also get:
Verdun

EDIT: three new games added to the mid tier
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: March 07, 2017, 07:17:33 PM
Seems like now is a great time to jump on it if you want it on PC: as Isgrimnur mentioned in the Steam sales thread, it's on sale for $10 or $12 with expansions!
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: March 07, 2017, 07:16:22 PM
Yeah, it's unfortunate.  I really want to play this game but I know I would enjoy it muuuch more with a mouse and keyboard.  I just can't really do shooters on consoles.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 07, 2017, 07:15:05 PM
I played a couple hours, and I love it! 

I've been playing on one notch above Normal difficulty (one below the hardest) and so far I'd say that the enemies are quite good at spotting me even if I'm just peeking out.  Much better than I remember from the beta.  You can set them into Hunting mode if you kill one of their guys and they discover him.  And if I stir them up they'll flank, run around buildings, etc.  Doesn't seem too stupid to me, but maybe I have low expectations for that.

Oh, and at night they all go back to their building to sleep in their beds, so you can sneak up and just silently "knock them out".   ninja2

I tried to do one of the "stop the gas convoy" missions pretty early, and ended up chasing them into an adjacent territory, through a border crossing and dying.  I respawned near a casino so I destroyed all of that and then stole the Lamborghini that was in the parking lot.   icon_biggrin

Personally I really like that my squad mates will jump ahead if I leave them behind.  When I'm in a chase I just want to grab a vehicle and GO, not wait for their AI to walk up to the doors and slowly get in.  It may not be realistic, but it makes everything flow much better for me from a gameplay perspective.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 07, 2017, 04:24:49 PM
I was able to crank up pretty much everything (except I left Shadows at Very High) and still got 53 fps in the benchmark, so I think I'll stick with that!  Hopefully Nvidia drops a game-ready driver that improves things even more.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade on: March 07, 2017, 04:11:31 PM
It looks like we didn't have a topic for this one so I figured I'd start it.

Anyway, this is basically a multiplayer third person shooter with some melee combat and such.  It launched in Early Access, never got to the point of being a PlanetSide-type game as the original lead designer had said it would be (he is now gone), but it has some semblance of a map where matches determine which faction owns territory.

They are starting to launch an additional free-to-play version of the game, and I just got a free Steam key for the "soft launch" of their Free Carnage version whic is totally up for grabs because I got the old paid version in a bundle.  PM me if you want it.

Anyway, here's what's in the Free Carnage version:

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We are very excited to introduce a free version of Eternal Crusade, a limited version of the game previously known as Free to Waaagh! We've made several enhancements to our original vision, and are happy to announce the following in our free version:
 - All factions are playable
 - All classes are playable except the Assault class
 - Purchased RTC counts towards upgrading to the full Premium version
 - Progression is 1/3 of the premium version and the remaining progression is banked as you play
 - Banked progression is unleashed when you upgrade
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 07, 2017, 02:10:38 AM
Yeah, I can understand people that want to wait.  As for me, I love open world games and generally have no problem with finding plenty to keep me entertained for a long time as long as it has good core mechanics which this seems to (other than the AI...).
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: March 06, 2017, 09:50:33 PM
This is the final DLC, for what it's worth.  So after Wednesday they will have delivered the last of it to judge worthiness from.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 06, 2017, 07:53:35 PM
PC Gamer looks at performance a bit (without much detail), but this really caught my eye since it describes the problem I was having when playing the beta:

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I have experienced two fairly noticeable graphics problems. The first is that, on the Very High preset, vegetation seems to load a higher LOD slightly too close to the player—enough that the pop-in of extra detail is plain to see when driving. The second, more significant problem is micro-stutter from the camera while driving—enough to make the game borderline unplayable. It's an error that only seems to only occur when launching the game in borderless windowed mode. Switching to fullscreen fixed things for me, and the stutter was still gone if I then moved back to borderless windowed. At least until I quit and relaunched the game, at which point the stutter returned. My advice, assuming it's a widespread problem, is to stick with exclusive fullscreen for now.

Glad to know I'm not going crazy and it was a real thing!  Now hopefully they fix it with their Day 1 patch, otherwise no Borderless for now.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Deadpool 2 on: March 06, 2017, 04:00:15 PM
For those who hate spoiling parts of the movie with the usual trailers these days, take note that this looks to be a completely separate thing.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forged of Blood - turn-based RPG in development on: March 06, 2017, 03:53:14 PM
I'm not one to generally play tactical turn-based RPGs, but I think it looks good!  I voted it up on Greenlight.   thumbsup

They have a pretty aggressive Kickstarter goal, hopefully they can get enough attention to build up some momentum!  It's always so hard, because realistically that's a very low budget but Kickstarter has become so skewed by previous projects that it makes even a modest goal seem like a lot.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: March 06, 2017, 03:25:23 PM
They have just released the 2.4GB patch on Steam that includes "various fixes" as well as prepares for the launch of their Beyond The Walls DLC expansion that releases on Wednesday.

For those that have a PS4 Pro, this will also include some enhancements there to increase the resolution, add HDR, better performance, etc.

They honestly haven't released much info about this DLC, but it seems apparent that this takes place in a brand new area outside the city (in case the name wasn't clear enough).



186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (March 5, 2017) on: March 06, 2017, 05:13:58 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 06, 2017, 04:03:41 AM

I will be watching Disc Jam.

If you have a PS4, I think it's one of the free PS+ games this month.

I got a free Early Access version from a contest, and honestly I couldn't get the timing down at all.  Other people seem to enjoy it, though.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (March 5, 2017) on: March 06, 2017, 03:05:56 AM
I've got Ghost Recon Wildlands preloaded on my PC, ready to go as soon as they drop the gates.

I had purchased LEGO Worlds back when it was first on Early Access.  I loved it at first but they really slowed down on putting out updates, so I quit even going back after a while.  Will be interesting to see if they actually expanded on it for this final release.

Oh, and I won a copy of Space Jammers, so I've got that too!
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you buying this week? (March 5, 2017) on: March 06, 2017, 03:00:24 AM
As if enough great games haven't come out lately, we've got a few more new games launching this week.  Any interest you?

PC
2Dark
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
Disc Jam
LEGO Worlds
Loot Rascals
Space Jammers
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Xbox One
2Dark
Clicker Heroes
Kitty Powers’ Dating Agency
LEGO Worlds
Table Top Racing: World Tour
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Verdun

PS4
2Dark
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
Clicker Heroes
Darknet (PSVR)
Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival
Disc Jam
Gem Smashers
LEGO Worlds
Loot Rascals
Nier: Automata
Shift Happens
Sublevel Zero Redux.
Talisman Digital Edition
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Total Jigsaw
Unearthing Mars (PSVR)

Switch

Wii U

Xbox 360

PS3

3DS

Vita
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival
Gem Smashers
Talisman Digital Edition

189  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: March 05, 2017, 12:35:54 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 04, 2017, 11:53:09 PM

Sooo, they apparently forgot about today.

Whaddya mean?
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 04, 2017, 03:19:11 AM
And a beautiful trailer that shows off the PC-specific features (and just some great visuals):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_2-enZ2FE4

191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 04, 2017, 03:13:58 AM
For those wondering about when it goes live:

192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 04, 2017, 12:26:40 AM
I mean, the release date is next week, so I didn't expect to be able to play it early.  I'm sure reviewers and streamers got the usual exceptions.
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gravel [PC/PS4/XB1] - it's like a discount DiRT! (seriously) on: March 03, 2017, 09:20:01 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 03, 2017, 08:47:04 PM

Again, mildly interested depending on how the "infinite races" get incorporated.

I picked up Ride 2 from Milestone and while I think the physics are pretty good and the graphics nice, it does suffer from a lack of places to ride. What someone needs to do is combine bikes with something like Forza Horizon. Or maybe something like Gravel?

Yeah, from what I can tell there aren't any bikes in this game, but who knows, they could announce those as well since they have that background.  More likely a sequel or DLC thing, though, in this day and age.

As for places to drive, they had this to say in response to a Twitter question about whether it was all tracks (like that video) or what:

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it's more environments than track, but there are also classic tracks. A mix, with some very huge environments
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gravel [PC/PS4/XB1] - it's like a discount DiRT! (seriously) on: March 03, 2017, 07:44:11 PM
And they have released a video with some pre-alpha gameplay

Looks like a pretty forgiving driving model, with several times getting pushed into a fishtail and recovering without much trouble.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo Switch - the NX unveiled on: March 03, 2017, 07:27:39 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 24, 2017, 04:12:34 PM

Quote from: Scraper on February 24, 2017, 04:00:52 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 24, 2017, 03:53:06 PM

Also lots of press that got hardware for reviews coming out saying that the joy cons (or specifically the left one only?) have troubles keeping a clean signal going with any kind of interference, including your body.  That's a really bummer, as it may be something that can't even be fixed by a firmware update?

I would say "hopefully Nintendo comes out and addresses that", but talking publicly about those sorts of things is not really their style.

That seems like a really big mistake if it is hardware related. I have a hard time believing that they didn't catch something like that in testing. Which makes me be hopeful that it's just a case by case defective controller issue.

Could be, and that's what I hope.  But it seems like any press who have tried to can easily replicate the issue.  I can't afford one at launch anyway, so for once I won't be one of the early adopters and can wait to see if they address it.

Sounds like early reports are that the Day One firmware update does update the firmware on the joycons when you connect them and they don't seem to have the same problem afterwards.  Not conclusive yet, but great to hear.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Release date 3/3/2017 on: March 03, 2017, 05:19:38 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 03, 2017, 04:45:45 PM

The reviews for Skyward Sword were also phenomenal, and that one had some mechanics that burned me out on the game pretty damned quickly.

That said, this one does look good to me.  I look forward to playing it someday.

These days Skyward Sword is pretty widely criticized for being overly hand-holdy, taking forever to get started, etc. 

That seems to be the general response to Zelda games: almost unanimous glowing reviews at launch, but after time half of them become "well, maybe in retrospect it has some real issues...".  Which is what makes me a bit hesitant to take all the praise to heart despite still really wanting to get into this one.

197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 03, 2017, 05:11:50 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 03, 2017, 03:28:25 PM

GMG keys are out, at least mine is icon_biggrin

Same here.  Nice to see them getting keys out early for once!  Preloading as soon as I can clean off more hard drive space (again...)   crybaby
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MXGP3 [PC/PS4/XB1] on: March 03, 2017, 02:48:11 AM
They have done demos for the last two, so I'm really hoping that they follow suit here as well.  Physics and control are a make-or-break for sure.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Release date 3/3/2017 on: March 03, 2017, 12:29:27 AM

Quote from: farley2k on March 02, 2017, 08:34:58 PM

Zelda Breath of the Wild - Final Wii U Version vs Switch Graphics Comparison

https://youtu.be/se-NEt1rxBc


Zelda Breath of the Wild - Final Wii U Version vs Switch Frame Rate and Graphics Comparison PART 2

https://youtu.be/-WKedAjitl0

I wish those had been a bit more technical with actual framerates shown.

Also sad to see that they didn't make any use at all of the Wii U gamepad for quick item or inventory access.  Seems kinda crappy to give up on it entirely like that, but maybe they needed the extra horsepower for just the game.

But I am glad to see that the Wii U version seems to be pretty much on par (other than resolution).
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: March 03, 2017, 12:21:16 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on March 02, 2017, 07:39:09 PM

Maybe it's because I'm getting old and grumpy, or maybe it's because I've become wary of post-release content promises that don't deliver, but the idea of plunking down money for a season pass even before the game is released no longer makes sense to me saywhat.

Even worse to me is the thought that this single player (and coop) game comes with XP boosts and a consumable one on top of that.   retard
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