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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/7) on: July 06, 2015, 06:40:54 AM
Nothing other than the free Rocket League on PS4.  Waiting for Godzilla next week.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4th of July Edition on: July 06, 2015, 02:41:36 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 03, 2015, 01:21:41 AM

I picked up ARK today so I'm sure I'll be playing a bit of that. 

And new updates for Dirt Rally and Wreckfest to get some car crashing fun.

And then continuing to pack up for a move halfway across the country in a couple weeks.   puke

Played a bit of Wreckfest, and some ARK, and then also Grav. 
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: July 06, 2015, 02:30:52 AM
For anyone interested, the original Terminator is on Netflix streaming now.  Keep an eye out for a blue-haired Bill Paxton in the opening scene, heh.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: July 04, 2015, 03:55:35 AM

Quote from: rittchard on July 04, 2015, 12:17:03 AM

I think this is the only thread for the new Terminator Genisys movie - surprised there weren't any comments here yet.  Though it does seem like the Off Topic forum is becoming more and more like a graveyard these days  icon_frown

Yeah, the forum has certainly slowed down but I think the lack of talk about this movie might have more to do with it's 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes than anything else.  What was a mild interest turned into "I'll see it on Netflix" very quickly once reviews came out. 
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 4th of July Edition on: July 03, 2015, 01:21:41 AM
I picked up ARK today so I'm sure I'll be playing a bit of that. 

And new updates for Dirt Rally and Wreckfest to get some car crashing fun.

And then continuing to pack up for a move halfway across the country in a couple weeks.   puke
86  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 02, 2015, 07:56:26 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 02, 2015, 07:50:14 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 02, 2015, 05:30:03 PM

I appreciate the feedback, E9.  It isn't all that much work now.  I have a number of scripts which scrape the data for the post.

Some of us still do it by hand and with love.  Tongue



 ninja
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Orkambi and Cystic Fibrosis FDA Approved! on: July 02, 2015, 07:50:05 PM
Woohoo, awesome news, Ken!  Hopefully it's a long time before Ethan would need this treatment, but great to know it's available to those that do and if he ever does.   High five!
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Netflix] Wet Hot American Summer series on: July 02, 2015, 07:34:29 PM
So yeah, it's a prequel series to the "cult hit" movie from 15 years ago.  The hook is that they have the original actors (and many more) playing a bunch of "teenagers".  All episodes on July 31st.

Tons of comedians and actors you'll recognize, looks better than I initially expected: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlMTn_Jzok
89  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 02, 2015, 04:15:46 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 02, 2015, 04:10:28 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 02, 2015, 02:04:23 PM

I also like being able to visit this thread without encountering plot spoilers for every entertainment product released between His Girl Friday and Untitled Star Wars Film (2019).

-Autistic Angel

You maybe following the wrong people then. I love Twitter and have it open all day. Seeing the Steam deals there is really handy. Of course I am probably the exception on my Twitter usage. I think it's the best think on the Internet, at least when people aren't being psychology crazy.

I tend to only catch up on Twitter once or twice a day at most.  I just use it as a secondary type of feed for news, info and weirdness. 

I think if I had it open all day it would be a constant distraction, something new popping up every few minutes. 
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bugbear's Next Car Game (aka Wreckfest) on: July 01, 2015, 11:28:55 PM
So, that big update did come out, and so far it has been pretty underwhelming at best.  The Steam forums are in a minor uproar over people feeling like this was more of a downgrade than an update.  I'm not super upset, but it is a bit disappointing especially after ~8 months of waiting for it.

The handling is definitely changed with the new physics system, and so far I can't really say if it's for the better or worse.  I don't mind the new stuff, but it feels a bit less "fun" since I do have a harder time just drifting around corners and such.

I think the bigger thing that has people upset is that due to the renderer rewrite things are actually looking worse at the moment than they were before the update.  I have to imagine as they update all the existing cars and tracks for physically based rendering and keep optimizing and developing things it will just continue to look and run better, but for now it feels like a bit of a step backwards for both performance and visuals.

It's still true Early Access, I trust Bugbear to keep plonking away and improving the game in many ways.
91  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 01, 2015, 08:32:29 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 01, 2015, 06:55:05 PM

Not to discredit the time Caine takes to post these everyday. If you follow Steam on Twitter, they tweet their deals everyday as well.

True, but they also tweet about every other single game that comes out on Steam.  And they don't show actual price or anything about DLCs or other things. 

I still find this thread to be a valuable service, is what I'm saying I guess.  I actually had to load up Twitter to find I was indeed following Steam, but must have muted them because it wasn't actually useful info.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: No more "Benifer" on: July 01, 2015, 01:27:41 AM
Oh.  I honestly didn't know that they were even still together. 

Not that I follow celebrity stuff to begin with, but I hadn't heard much of anything about them or their marriage for a long time.
93  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 29, 2015, 09:47:34 PM
I noticed there are some fun little indie games on sale for really cheap this week:

Out There Somewhere $0.19
Morphopolis $0.19

And several others under $1, but these ones are dirt cheap and well reviewed.  Out There Somewhere was a fun puzzle platformer with a teleport gun.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: June 29, 2015, 08:47:20 PM

Quote from: Punisher on June 29, 2015, 06:00:23 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 25, 2015, 08:18:29 PM

Big Game 

How does stuff like this get green lit? It just seems so silly.
Sam L. Jackson that's how...


Unfortunately Sam used to be a sign that I wanted to see a movie, but those days are long since gone.  He'll sign on to watch a cow shit if they pay him enough these days.  He needs a new agent or somebody to better filter what he does.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] DiRT Rally - new Codemasters racing game in Steam Early Access on: June 29, 2015, 08:30:10 PM
They've put out the "Tarmac Terrors" update which has lots of good new stuff in a 7.6GB patch:

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12 new rally stages based at Baumholder in Germany
Owners Club Online Events – A second DiRT Daily where you compete in your own car
A second weekly event where we’ll be experimenting and throwing new challenges at you
5 new rally cars featuring new Group B RWD & Kit Car Classes
Opel Kadett GT/E 16v
Opel Manta 400
Lancia 037 Evo 2
Seat Ibiza Kitcar
Peugeot 306 Maxi
New calibration and options screens in “Advanced Wheel Settings”  (added in v.0.4.5)

As well as a bunch of fixes (and this is coming hot on the heels of their big reworking of the force feedback as well):
Spoiler for Hiden:
Alongside all of our new features we’ve been hard at work tracking cleaning those annoying bugs of the front of the bumper, here’s the full list of what we’ve fixed in this latest version:
Error 41 – Fixed instances of the game not booting when there is less than 2GB of free space on C:\ drive. This was one of the causes of the dreaded error 41.
Achievement – “Going up in the world” will now pop if you had previously purchased a Hillclimb car but not received the achievement.
Stability – Driving the Peugeot 405 T16 would sometimes cause stability issues, we’ve fixed those now.
Graphics – Quite a few changes for users running Nvidia SLI. That weird black and orange screen bug is fixed and we’ve solved the graphical corruption when using SLI and anti-aliasing on high/ultra graphical presets.
Audio – The engine audio level in cockpit view can now be properly controlled by the slider.
Gameplay – The reset button should appear sooner during those awkward moments when you beach your car at the side of the road. Though we advise not beaching your car.
Gameplay – Sometimes you could rev the engine so hard on the Audi Sport Quattro the “Recover vehicle” prompt would pop up, it won’t do that anymore.
Gameplay – We’ve planted some trees and shrubs in areas of Greece and Wales where we spotted that some of you were taking shortcuts. Taking some cuts in rally is cool but these cuts were definitely not cool.
Gameplay – Fixed a loophole which would let you continually repair your car in Online Hillclimb events.
Gameplay – Online Hillclimb events will now factor in slower times from Run 2 and they won’t overwrite faster times from Run 1.
Message box – Stopped the Promotion message box from incorrectly displaying when you have completed the Masters Championship and finished in the top 3 positions.
Save – Your advanced set ups should now save as expected
Oculus – Sometimes the background on the main menu would vanish, we’ve fixed that now.
Online Events – You’ll now be disqualified if you don’t start moving within a minute
Leagues – Made the text on the league screens easier to read on lower resolutions.
Audio – Pre-update your co-driver may have become a little disinterested if you left the centre of the track from time to time, we’ve spoken to him about his attitude..
Audio – Ever had two sets of music play over a replay? That’s not a remix version and it should stop happening from now on.
Controller Fix – Fixed an issue which meant players couldn’t change the stage conditions when using the Microsoft Sidewinder Wheel.

They've also put out a new short trailer for the game as well as nearly an hour long video of the Tarmac Terrors content.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/30) on: June 29, 2015, 06:36:09 AM
None of those new games for me.  Probably just some of the free PS+/Gold games when those show up.
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 28, 2015, 04:54:30 AM
First PC patch is out:
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The first patch is being released now and the updates include:
-          Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the game
-          Fixed a bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion. We are actively looking into fixing other bugs to improve this further
-          Corrected an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam client
-          Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini. A future patch will enable this in the graphics settings menu

And the rest of the stuff they're prioritizing:
Spoiler for Hiden:
-          Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu
-          Fix for low resolution texture bug
-          Improve overall performance and framerate hitches
-          Add more options to the graphics settings menu
-          Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches 
-          Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptop
-          Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage
-          NVIDIA SLI bug fixes
-          Enabling AMD Crossfire
-          NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 26, 2015, 01:57:29 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on June 25, 2015, 09:29:58 PM

I'm one of the lucky few that seem to have a playable game. But I also know that the game could look a lot better. I remember playing Arkham City and that looked better than this game.

I'm just playing Arkham City now, and you might be looking back at that through rose colored glasses.  It doesn't look bad, but it feels like it lacks some real detail even with everything on High.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie trailer catch all on: June 26, 2015, 01:55:11 AM

Quote from: farley2k on June 25, 2015, 02:24:32 PM

When Harry Met Sally for the millennials

Sleep With Other People

I must be getting old.  I'm no prude but I find most of their sex jokes pretty cringe worthy.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 23, 2015, 08:54:35 PM
I had a 368 byte update queued from Steam.   icon_confused  Not sure if they just changed a default config or something?
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Project CARS 2 announced on: June 22, 2015, 06:51:47 PM
Slightly Mad Studios have announced Project CARS 2 and are now taking investors/backers. 

The big addition here is "loose surface" racing, which will allow them to add rally cars and offroad vehicles.  They're also adding Rallycross, Hillclimb and Touge as new event types.

Different than Kickstarter and Indie Gogo and such, the WMD method allows people who put money into the game to get returns when it succeeds.  I think they're requiring a higher bar of investing before receiving payouts this time, likely to help avoid having to figure out taxes and how to pay back profits to people who put in £10 and such.  There is even an £50 minimum for forum participation during development and £100 minimum for design votes, probably so there is less noise as well as fewer leaks I'd imagine.

It's worth noting that the original Project CARS was already profitable shortly after launch, and I think investors/backers should be getting first payments in July.

EDIT: seems like the WMD site has already crashed with influx, here's the announcement elsewhere: http://www.projectcarsgame.com/home/announcing-project-cars-2
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you Batman Batman Batman Bat-(sorry) buyying this week? (6/23) on: June 22, 2015, 03:48:01 PM
Batman on PC
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/19 on: June 20, 2015, 07:33:53 PM
Probably messing with a variety of Steam games that I picked up in the sale, and some that were recently updated.
104  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Nintendo e-Shop sale on: June 20, 2015, 05:23:15 PM
Nintendo has pulled a rare move and has games in their e-Shops (Wii-U and 3DS) on sale for up to 30% off. 

May not seem like a massive value, but most games actually from Nintendo don't tend to go on sale at all even after years.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 20, 2015, 05:19:58 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 17, 2015, 10:19:42 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 12, 2015, 04:57:56 PM

Ziggurat 70% off
Victor Vran 40% off

DMC: Devil May Cry 70% off
Oceanhorn 50% off
Small World 2 something off
and I got Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps from Blackjack!

Toybox Turbos 75% off
H1Z1 50% off
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 17, 2015, 10:19:42 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 12, 2015, 04:57:56 PM

Ziggurat 70% off
Victor Vran 40% off

DMC: Devil May Cry 70% off
Oceanhorn 50% off
Small World 2 something off
and I got Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps from Blackjack!
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shenmue 3 (kickstarter) on: June 17, 2015, 03:54:27 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 17, 2015, 05:00:57 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 17, 2015, 04:23:57 AM

No, I mean that's clearly even the case right here.  There is no way in hell they can build Shenmue 3 for only $2 million.  They probably can't even build it for $20 million. 

You're seeing the problem, but jumping to all the wrong conclusions. There are investors in the background here, first and foremost Sony. They'll be paying the majority of the game's development. The Kickstarter campaign is there for marketing and to show the investors that this is something that is indeed popular, reducing risk. The developers probably don't really need the money from the campaign, but they do need the backers.

The point is that putting this game on Kickstarter for $2 million does nothing to help the perception of how much it costs to make games.  People see these huge, publisher-funded projects going for that amount of money and it skews how people view the reality of development costs (not to mention marketing and other costs).
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shenmue 3 (kickstarter) on: June 17, 2015, 04:23:57 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 17, 2015, 04:10:23 AM

Quote from: Andrew Wonser on June 17, 2015, 02:20:16 AM

There's also the case where they intentionally set a low amount because if they put the actual amount it would scare people away.

That was only a problem in the early days. They've learned since then.

No, I mean that's clearly even the case right here.  There is no way in hell they can build Shenmue 3 for only $2 million.  They probably can't even build it for $20 million. 

$2 million is enough for approximately 200 man months.  An open world game like Shenmue probably needs a team with minimum of 50 people these days (certainly several times that if you're Ubisoft...).  That means you would have 4 months to make this game, which is obviously ludicrous.  50 people x $10,000 per month for minimum 2 years means $12 million of bare minimum cost, and easily reaching multiple times that depending on scope and scale.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yooka-Laylee (colorful 3D platformer, spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie) on: June 16, 2015, 11:35:39 PM
I know everyone is all jacked up on E3 adrenaline, but Yooka-Laylee just finished their Kickstarter at a bit over 2 millon (~$3.27m US) plus some extra through Paypal. 

I want to see this and the next Rare game go head-to-head!   icon_twisted
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 11:31:54 PM
I thought that the Ghost Recon looked really cool, but we'll see how long it takes them to make it an actual game.  Ubisoft is notorious for pre-rendered trailers and then taking years to make the game that kinda looks like that.

The Crew expansion looks more like what I wanted from that game, but was brief enough that it didn't show enough.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 11:28:55 PM
New Mad Max trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VHpEyxcgU4
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 06:03:30 PM
Aww, I was really hoping for one more big "but also, BAM" moment.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:46:57 PM
Sea of Thieves looks cool.  Not sure I want to just hoist the rigs all day, though.  Tongue
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 05:20:39 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 15, 2015, 05:11:45 PM

Finally, new look at The Division.  Very cinematic.  

Exclusive beta on XB1 this December

Reading between the lines, that means it won't launch this year.  Again.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 15, 2015, 04:47:04 PM
They put up a bunch of indie game trailers on the Xbox YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/xbox/videos
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: June 15, 2015, 06:07:27 AM
I couldn't tell if it was just the stream or what, but none of the weapons seemed to pack much punch. 

It was far too brown for my liking, kind of underwhelming especially when they were in hell.

It was also clearly not actual gameplay, the camera movements were far too smooth and scripted to be manually controlled.

And finally, I think those melee moves are going to get old really quick.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ex-Titan Quest Developers working on a new game: Grim Dawn on: June 13, 2015, 01:27:33 AM
Many moons later, they have finished Act 3.  Which is still not the end of the game.  They had this to say in the Kickstarter update email:

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With Act 3 completed, we march to the final segment of the game and our targeted full release, late this year. Coming up in the next few months we will release a yet unannounced 6th class, the new skill devotion system, legendary items and Act 4, in which you will face the final confrontation with the Aetherials and Chthonians. Thanks for sticking with us on this long journey!
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rocket to the Sun - These Actors Need to go on: June 12, 2015, 05:15:37 PM
I agree that in general I'm not as in love with Tom Hardy as everybody else seems to be, but from what I remember I think he was pretty good in Locke, Bronson, Lawless, Warrior and The Drop. 
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 12, 2015, 04:57:56 PM
Ziggurat 70% off
Victor Vran 40% off
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 Games you care about on: June 11, 2015, 11:42:31 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 11, 2015, 07:45:52 PM

Amped. I want another Amped like #2 for XB1.

Yeah!!  I could definitely go for some of that!  The Stoked games on 360 were about as close as another game came to Amped 2, but weren't the same thing.  I'd love to see Microsoft resurrect that series.  But I sure don't expect it at E3. slywink
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