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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Car fire in my garage on: June 05, 2016, 12:02:51 AM
Oh man, that's crazy!  I'm really glad to hear you all got out of the house fine along with your pets, though! 

Any idea what caused the fire?  Some electrical malfunction on the car or something?
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What am I buying this week? on: June 04, 2016, 12:00:27 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 31, 2016, 04:29:10 PM

I'm really interested in Dangerous Golf, but probably waiting on reviews as well to see if it has any legs.

All the reviews I have read of this do not seem very good.  Definitely avoiding for a while.
83  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 03, 2016, 07:10:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 03, 2016, 06:58:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 03, 2016, 06:27:46 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 03, 2016, 06:13:58 PM

Has anyone been using the Steam Link?

I've heard good things.

I have used the Steam Link a bit.  It works, but even on a fast wired home network I was getting considerable pixelization with higher end games like Just Cause 3.  Assuming because it needed more processing power for compressing the video or something?  Anyway, it was not impressive enough that I kept using it much beyond the first couple times I tried.

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I've I'm streaming through my laptop, do I need to have it open?  Or will it connect while shut (but powered on)?

I'm assuming you would need to have it open.  I think most laptops go into hibernate mode when you close the lid.

In researching this, I found out that there's a hardware mode that's turned off by default to avoid conflicts that should be turned on for a lot of systems.  This mode supposedly fixes the streaming graphic quality immensely.  Do you remember if you had this toggled on?

I just looked and my In-Home Streaming settings in Steam did have the base hardware settings turned on.  I may turn on the "Prefer NVFBC capture method" to see if that fixes it, but at this point I'm not super exited to try it out anymore.

84  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 03, 2016, 06:27:46 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 03, 2016, 06:13:58 PM

Has anyone been using the Steam Link?

I've heard good things.

I have used the Steam Link a bit.  It works, but even on a fast wired home network I was getting considerable pixelization with higher end games like Just Cause 3.  Assuming because it needed more processing power for compressing the video or something?  Anyway, it was not impressive enough that I kept using it much beyond the first couple times I tried.

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I've I'm streaming through my laptop, do I need to have it open?  Or will it connect while shut (but powered on)?

I'm assuming you would need to have it open.  I think most laptops go into hibernate mode when you close the lid.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: June 03, 2016, 03:13:41 PM
They just released a trailer for the Mech Land Assault DLC that is out today for season pass holders and the 10th for everyone else. 

Physics punch mechs?  Looks like fun!
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Decline of American architecture? on: June 03, 2016, 03:00:21 PM
As Bullwinkle said, the "to hell with it" money is all in those other countries.  To wit I think your comment on the Sears Tower says more than you think.  There aren't many corporations in America anymore that are necessarily flourishing and expect to be for such a long period to want to fund a crazy expensive unique building.  It takes years for those things to be designed and built, and the company needs to expect to be there for decades afterwards.

There are not many "institutions" when it comes to American finances and corporations anymore at all.  Big names like Sears have fallen and the ones that exist are more likely to put their name on a stadium or buy up an existing skyscraper than build a new, unique skyscraper.

Not to mention most tech companies that are flourishing tend to be on the west coast and build "campuses" rather than skyscrapers.  There can be beautiful architecture without being a tallest in the world contender.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/3/16 Edition on: June 03, 2016, 02:48:20 PM
I've been back on the Dirty Bomb train for the last week, so probably more of that.

And Grim Dawn has also grabbed my attention again, so probably more of that.

Maybe a bit more of TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What am I buying this week? on: May 31, 2016, 04:29:10 PM
I'm really interested in Dangerous Golf, but probably waiting on reviews as well to see if it has any legs.

I think the PC version of Carmageddon is just getting updated to this version, which I also already have since I was a backer.

I'm still interested in Hitman, but I've been hoping there might be a sale on the whole season.

Oh, I guess as as season pass holder for Just Cause 3 I'm also getting their Mech Land Assault DLC.  I still haven't played that game much as I was always waiting for a "big" patch to help performance and stuff.  I should go try it again.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What am I buying this week? on: May 31, 2016, 03:06:09 PM
Here's what I could find:

Carmageddon: Max Damage — PS4, XB1
Dangerous Golf — PS4, XB1, PC
Daydreamer: Awakened Edition — PS4, XB1
Dead Island Definitive Collection — PS4, XB1, PC
Hard Reset Redux — PS4, XB1, PC
Hitman Episode 3: Marrakesh — PS4, XB1, PC
Just Cause 3 Mech Land Assault - PS4, XB1, PC (for season pass holders this week)
One Piece: Burning Blood — PS4, XB1
Onechanbara Z2: Chaos - PC
Score Rush Extended — PS4
There Came an Echo — PS4, XB1, PC, Mac
The Witcher 3 Blood And Wine DLC — PS4, XB1, PC
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Memorial Day Weekend 2016 edition (5/27) on: May 31, 2016, 03:41:12 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 27, 2016, 03:23:45 PM

I might diddle a bit more with Overwatch, but so far it hasn't really grabbed a hold of me. 

I'm actually having more fun with the TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan game, so will probably play more of that.  So far I've only been playing the multiplayer and it's a fun distraction, if not amazing.

I played a bit of Overwatch and had some good success with Mercy.  The usual problem happens, though, where you get stuck with the role of medic because nobody else plays one, or if they do they are terrible.  So I didn't get to try out much else.

I played a few hours of TMNT and continue to have fun.  There were some matchmaking problems over the weekend at times so I played some single player as well.  It's the same maps but not quite as fun without real other players since the other turtles are controlled by AI.  But there are a ton of moves to unlock and lots of upgrades, so it's pretty cool. 

I also played a bit more of Dirty Bomb since they are having an event right now.  That game is still quite fun, despite it's terrible card loadout system.

And finally I just started Bound By Flame, which seems cool in the hour I got to play.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Memorial Day Weekend 2016 edition (5/27) on: May 31, 2016, 02:07:14 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on May 31, 2016, 01:48:14 AM

...I picked up Far Cry: Primal.

I've been having a ton of fun with it. I was expecting a re-skin of FC4, and I was OK with that, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how the time period/setting have added enough uniqueness to make it feel like its own beast. I really liked going around crafting upgrades and getting new skills in the previous game, and this game just throws tons more of that kind of stuff at you. So it was really right up my alley. Shooting cavemen in the head with a bow is a highly recommended delight.

If you haven't gotten too far, I would suggest going back and starting over on the Survival setting.  I was skeptical of losing my progress but to me it felt like that really gave the collecting and crafting a real purpose, and I had constant reason to hunt and get more meat and things.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER FANTASY! on: May 28, 2016, 08:09:30 PM
I keep being tempted to pick up this game, but I know that I suck at RTS type games so I'm not sure why.  I guess the idea of the big battles with orcs and Chaos and everything just looks and seems cool. 
93  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: I'm building a new PC for first time 15 years on: May 28, 2016, 01:43:43 AM

Quote from: Greg Wak on May 28, 2016, 12:09:01 AM

Are you waiting for the partner boards? You can get nvidia's board now but it is vanilla. I think the other boards will be a tad better.

I think all of the first shipment boards sold out everywhere.  I wasn't able to find one earlier today.

As for the build, looks like you're going to have some fun!  I like the fact that you got the droids in on the project.   icon_wink
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Hell froze over and Blizzard made a new IP] Overwatch on: May 28, 2016, 01:42:26 AM
So is anybody else playing this?

As I've said in other threads, I've played for a few hours so far and it seems pretty good, but hasn't really grabbed me so far.  It feels very polished but also shallow for some reason.  It's like one part of TF2 taken aside or something.  So far I regret my purchase.

I know people seem to be loving the characters and all that stuff that has been marketed to death, but they don't really do a lot for me at this point.  They look cool, but functionally it's a lot of the same things as TF2 and whatever. 

They are supposed to be adding in some "competitive" mode soon, but I'm not really sure what that entails other than some season crap I don't care about. 
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: May 28, 2016, 12:03:17 AM
Officially moved to August 9.
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: War for the Overworld - basically a new Dungeon Keeper on: May 27, 2016, 08:04:46 PM
I don't know if anybody else ended up playing this at all, but they have continued to keep putting out updates, patches and balance tweaks pretty consistently.  They just launched their big 1.4 update.

They also just launched their Heart of Gold expansion today that has a new campaign, new tile set, and more crap as usual. 

Here's a trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qS7VcDmOQ4
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Memorial Day Weekend 2016 edition (5/27) on: May 27, 2016, 03:23:45 PM
I might diddle a bit more with Overwatch, but so far it hasn't really grabbed a hold of me. 

I'm actually having more fun with the TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan game, so will probably play more of that.  So far I've only been playing the multiplayer and it's a fun distraction, if not amazing.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: May 26, 2016, 06:09:07 PM
Well, they didn't want to miss out on showing at another E3.  smile
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: May 26, 2016, 05:57:15 PM
Brian Cranston's Super Sweet 60.   icon_biggrin
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (from Tom Clancy's Ubisoft) on: May 26, 2016, 04:53:16 PM
From the time this was announced at last year's E3 I have been torn between feeling like this is another game that pulls further away from the classic Tom Clancy brand of authentic combat, and being excited for an open world game that mixes a bit of Ghost Recon, Just Cause and Far Cry.

They've just released this new trailer that doesn't do much to change that conflicted feeling, but I think I'm choosing to just be excited about it rather than continue saying "things just aren't the way they used to be".  It looks fun!
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Preacher coming to AMC? on: May 26, 2016, 03:58:16 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on May 26, 2016, 03:08:43 AM

I thought the first episode was fairly entertaining, to the point where I'll tune in again. Although I have the comics, I never got around to reading them so I'm not impacted by any preconceived notions about how the series should play out.

OK, that's what I was wondering, if it held enough interest for somebody like me that has never read the comics. 
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost a friend on: May 26, 2016, 03:57:09 PM
Thanks everybody.  It's still hard to process that he isn't there.  He won't be giving me any more impressions of Doom, or talking about graphics cards, or giving updates on work, or...anything.

Quote from: Gratch on May 25, 2016, 03:34:19 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 25, 2016, 01:52:12 PM

It still hits me when I see metallicorphan's name pop up places, and I was never able to figure out for sure what happened to him.

 icon_frown

Yes, every time I see his name come up as a Drivatar in a Forza game I get quickly excited and then bummed out.  I'm sure it will be the same way with my buddy Jay since we always played driving games together...
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER FANTASY! on: May 25, 2016, 03:13:00 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on May 24, 2016, 10:36:24 PM

On the other hand, there is an option after winning a battle to eat the captives, which I wholeheartedly approve of.

That is pretty great.  smile
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost a friend on: May 25, 2016, 03:07:36 AM
Thanks guys.  It means a lot.  I know the forum has been slowly dying for a long time but for whatever reason it's still my "home". 
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Lost a friend on: May 24, 2016, 08:24:36 PM
I just found out that I lost a good friend the other night.  Apparently he died of a heart attack over night.  He was only 36.   icon_cry

Besides being a friend I had worked very closely with him on 3 different projects over the last several years and he was one of the best people I've worked with.  Really smart and always just the most happy-go-lucky, cheery, and fun to be around guy even in the worst of crunches.  He kept me sane on more than one occasion.

I don't really know what the purpose of this post is, but I guess I'm just trying to process things.  Kind of surreal to lose a friend like that who is a year younger than me. 

106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER FANTASY! on: May 24, 2016, 08:09:13 PM
So this launched today.  Anybody picking it up?

They released this really cool 360 degree launch trailer gameplay footage video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSBWwnOHvM8
I love these sort of interactive trailers for games, as it really gives you a much better idea of what the game looks like in real time.  Be sure to pick a resolution larger than you normally would, otherwise it seems to end up looking like crap (and still never looks greatly detailed). 
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox free Games With Gold program on: May 24, 2016, 05:40:24 PM
They have announced the games for June:

Xbox One:
Goat Simulator 6/1 - 6/30
The Crew 6/15 - 7/15 - highly recommended for any driving game fans, it improved a lot over the first year

Xbox 360 (and XB1 via Back Compat)
Super Meat Boy 6/1 - 6/15
XCOM 6/15 - 6/30

And still available from the current/previous month
Xbox One
Defense Grid 2 05/01 – 05/31
Costume Quest 2 05/16 – 06/15

 Xbox 360 (and  XB1 via Back Compat)
Peggle 05/16 – 05/30
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/24/16) on: May 24, 2016, 05:40:03 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 24, 2016, 04:19:35 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on May 24, 2016, 03:32:05 AM

On the fence about Overwatch. On the one hand, I don't play MP games because they bore me. On the other hand, those animated shorts have been so amazing that I want to buy the game just to show my support even if I never actually play it. What to do.

Bummer you missed the beta.

So far my impressions of Overwatch are that it is cool, but it doesn't feel drastically different from TF2 despite all the characters.  The game is still just team-based grinding in small maps.  It's very polished, and maybe I'll grow to enjoy more depth as I play more characters, but right now I don't really feel like it tempts me to play any more than TF2 which I burned out on years ago.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC/XB1/PS4] Technomancer - action-based RPG on: May 24, 2016, 03:31:37 AM
I've seen a few trailers for The Technomancer recently and it looks like it might be kind of interesting. 

It's coming next at the end of June from Focus Home Interactive and developed by Spiders.  Spiders has never had a real hit, but they seem constantly on the verge of doing something cool if they can get enough time to polish a game.  They made Bound By Flame, Mars: War Logs and Of Orcs And Men. 

I think The Technomancer is some sort of pseudo sequel to Mars: War Logs since it also takes place on Mars and has a similar style, so hopefully that means they can take a concept they had before and perfect it.  Visually I think it looks quite good for a game from a small non-AAA studio.

Here are a few videos:
Companions
Life and Death on Mars trailer
a longer Gameplay walkthrough
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/24/16) on: May 23, 2016, 05:49:27 PM
Overwatch on PC

TMNT on XBox One
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/20/16 edition on: May 22, 2016, 09:27:39 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 20, 2016, 03:16:44 PM

I'm playing a lot of Dying Light: The Following and still really enjoying it. It is a very meaty expansion, feels like a full game in it's own right.

I finished up The Following today and it was great.  Almost the perfect length of content for me an open world games so I didn't get totally overwhelmed but could still spend plenty of time playing.  Highly recommended if you enjoyed Dying Light at all (and if you didn't play that, it's also highly recommended). 
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/20/16 edition on: May 20, 2016, 03:16:44 PM
I'm playing a lot of Dying Light: The Following and still really enjoying it. It is a very meaty expansion, feels like a full game in it's own right.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Ghostbusters Movie in the Works on: May 19, 2016, 06:12:54 PM
It was slightly better than the first trailer, but still shows that they have a very different sense and level of humor going here than the original. 

Those women can all be funny, but they are not of the dryer humor of Ramis, Murray and Ackroyd.  It's too much of a low brow, broad comedy style to work for me.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 19, 2016, 06:08:19 PM

Quote from: Roman on May 18, 2016, 12:52:33 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 16, 2016, 05:56:16 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 16, 2016, 05:29:23 PM

Does this have the same awful texture pop that Rage had on PS4?

My friend playing it last night said it was exactly like Rage with those problems.  He's still enjoying it, but said it was quit blurry at times (on PC playing on Ultra).

Didn't see this on the xbone.

For what it's worth, my friend said it was much better after he updated to the latest "game ready" Nvidia drivers which had optimizations for Doom specifically.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: May 19, 2016, 06:07:26 PM
Cool, glad to hear you guys are both enjoying it.  I don't need anything amazing if it has fun open world gameplay mixed with good gunplay and stealth. 

I often find that I enjoy "mediocre" games more than big budget ones because they just fit my playstyle more.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: May 18, 2016, 06:11:25 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on May 18, 2016, 03:23:38 PM

In response to a question posted yesterday, you are restricted to two weapons, a pistol and a primary gun (or crossbow). But the modular weapon system allows that pistol to be an SMG or a silenced pneumatic gun, and that rifle can be a sniper gun or an assault rifle or even a grenade launcher. Obviously the crossbow isn't going to fulfill the same needs as the rifle, but I've found the crossbow is an excellent choice for the Yellow (stealthy) Zone while the rifle works best in the Red Zone, where no civilians are allowed and it's open combat.

From what I saw in the Giant Bomb Quicklook you can change up your weapons on the run at any time, so you effectively have all the weapons from a sniper rifle to assault rifle to shotgun and grenade launcher all in one at the press of a button/menu.  You just seem to have the two categories of small arms (pistol, smg, etc) and medium (rifles, etc).
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: May 18, 2016, 04:09:11 PM
There was never a Homefront movie.  You're probably thinking of Red Dawn, which the original Homefront took inspiration from.  Well, there was a recent movie called Homefront, but it was completely unrelated to the games.
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: May 17, 2016, 11:42:15 PM
Awesome, thanks for the impressions and answers, JZ! 

This sounds like it might be right up my alley.  I can spend a ton of time in open world games like Far Cry or Dying Light, so if the mechanics and map are all cool as you say that this might be one I need to pick up when it's on sale. 
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: May 17, 2016, 05:44:02 AM
Yay!  Now you can give us some early impressions.   icon_razz

It doesn't have to be amazing, but if it is as fun as something like Far Cry but in a new environment I might give it a try.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/17/16) on: May 16, 2016, 06:30:16 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 16, 2016, 05:43:19 PM

Nothing on the list for me this week, but I thought I'd mention that the iOS version of Titan Quest is due out this week.  Looks really good so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH2NyviHtn8

Bleh, virtual joysticks for an action game puke
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