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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 19, 2015, 03:50:57 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on October 19, 2015, 10:19:40 AM

Quick adjustment to the release list: the PC version of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate won't be out until 11/19
-Autistic Angel

Yeah, you got me all excited there for a minute slywink. I guess I won't be buying anything till Fallout 4, unless something just tickles my fancy.
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: October 17, 2015, 02:48:09 AM
I was one of the rare folks who didn't have any real issues with Unity, so I'm looking forward to Syndicate. And I just got an email from GMG offering 35% off during the next week for a ACS pre-order. Like recent previous AC offers through GMG, it's for a Uplay key rather than a Steam key (which loads the game through Uplay anyway). However, Uplay and I have been doing well together for quite a while so I don't foresee an issue.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: October 15, 2015, 03:10:38 AM
I just got back from vacation and picked up the After Dark DLC, plus downloaded the new patch which adds a bunch of free stuff mentioned above. Just to make things simple I backed out of all mods and Workshop items. Since it's been so long since I've played I'm having to relearn a lot of the basics but it's fun. And the expansion adds cool things like bike paths which makes planning a really green city more interesting.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: September 16, 2015, 12:30:15 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 15, 2015, 10:50:32 PM

I think announcing and showing your DLC a month before the game ships is a pretty crappy thing to do, especially for a game that has a lot to prove and has already delayed their PC version.

Why crappy? The PC version is delayed, not canceled. That would be crappy.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: September 15, 2015, 10:34:52 PM

Quote from: Ridah on September 15, 2015, 10:17:09 PM

Jack the Ripper DLC announced...

What do ya'll think?

The past few years I've developed a real interest in 19th Century Great Britain, so I'm going to be a sucker for ACS anyway. Sure, I'll plunk down the money for the DLC, but not before I play the game and see if it's as good as I hope it will be. I was one of the lucky ones who didn't have any real issues with ACU on the PC, so with Ubisoft dropping multiplayer thumbsup I'm hoping for the best. I'm OK with them delaying ACS for an extra month beyond the console release if they use that time to really give the game a good polishing.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/15) on: September 14, 2015, 04:13:52 AM
If I had gotten that Xbox One last year I'd be all over that new Forza release, like I was with every one before, but... well crybaby. Maybe Santa will have something nice in the bag this December.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 12, 2015, 08:57:28 PM
Yeah, I reached my 40th hour yesterday. The game is lots of fun and runs great. No crashes so far either.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 09, 2015, 04:56:06 AM
Now 32 hours in on Mad Max and still enjoying it greatly. The latest camps I've attacked have had really intricate layouts, with alternative entry routes if you are willing to look for them. And I've opened up the area north of the Jaw, it's very different from down south.

I still don't know what so many sites are giving the game terrible reviews. It's not Shakespeare, but it's fun. Runs like a dream on the PC, solid 60 fps on a GTX 780 with the graphics cranked up pretty high. Of course it might just be my predilection for driving and shooting games. Nothing says enjoyment like grappling the wheels off cars or using flamethrowers on the sides to torch my opponents icon_biggrin
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 02, 2015, 09:13:18 PM
I'm sure the car combat will ramp up as you get more upgrades for your car. Will it still be interesting after twenty hours? I don't know. I've got seven hours in and I've found that car combat has been secondary to on-foot missions. The mission locations have been varied and interesting, but ultimately the missions seem to be mainly fight your way into some place, optionally collecting scrap and destroying insignia as you go along, then destroy some big thing or several smaller things to win the mission. Not really that different from a lot of other open world games of the same genre. And that's not a bad thing so far.

In the same way as the Assassin's Creed series, there are a number of things to collect, but that's optional; I haven't seen any indications that collecting relics (for instance) ultimately leads to anything substantial. And there really is a feel similar to Red Faction: Guerrilla in it as well, where you destroy enemy locations and items to lower the enemy control in an area. And I like that as well, as it give a purpose to doing things like knocking down the Scarecrows.

In other respects, like being pretty much bug and glitch free and running smoothly at 60 fps, kudos to the developers. And also lots of praise to them for really making it an immersive world. There are lots of really detailed touches to the clothing, armor, cars, what-have-you, like that often get so much mention in the AC games.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 02, 2015, 05:58:06 PM
I don't know SoM, so I can't comment on that, but there's not really a stealth component. I'd say it has aspects of Red Faction: Guerrilla, Far Cry 4 and Just Cause 2. You convert areas from enemy control to friendly control like in RF:G, and the exploration works somewhat like FC4 in that you find balloons rather than radio towers. The driving combat has elements of JC2 but is a lot more in-depth with lots of upgrades to your car.

By the way, just because there are aspects of other games in it doesn't invalidate how good the game is, and it really is good. I read a number of reviews and have to say that many of them just completely miss the mark. The guy on Kotaku just whined about the whole thing, like how bland the desert is, which it isn't, but hey, it's a desert, what do you expect? Waterfalls? He also was unhappy with the side missions and the whole scrap collection mechanism, which is just like what's in RF:G and works just as well here as it did there. And he also called the whole game "Watch_Dogs in the desert". Now I happened to like Watch_Dogs, so much so that I actually completed the game, sixty hours worth. It's really better than Watch_Dogs in that it's running on the PC at a smooth 60 fps with most everything cranked to Max icon_wink and the story and cutscenes are significantly better.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 02, 2015, 05:00:52 AM
I've got three hours in and I'm really enjoying it too. The cut scenes are excellent (lots of great voice acting), the graphics are top notch and the game play is a lot of fun.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mad Max - open world game from Avalanche on: September 01, 2015, 04:14:09 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on September 01, 2015, 03:45:52 AM

I'll cut Avalanche a world of slack after Just Cause 2. That was some of the most fun I've had in years. Just... want to be sure on this one, which is probably due to my overt love of Mad Max.
Oddly enough, I know almost nothing about the Mad Max backstory, never having seen the movies, but I loved Just Cause 2 and if these are the same folks who gave me JC2 I also can cut them some slack.

Thirteen minutes to go on the download. 35 mbps may sound like a lot, but 24.6 GB is a bunch to download. I haven't bought a retail box in a couple of years, sheesh, how many DVDs are we including in boxes nowadays?
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 22, 2015, 10:19:31 PM

Quote from: Crawley on August 22, 2015, 09:27:50 PM

normal Arial.

Guess you could say it went to...

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 NormArial  icon_biggrin
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: August 19, 2015, 05:06:28 PM
I broke down and ordered it a couple of days ago too Roll Eyes.  With Rainbow Six being delayed and Just Cause 3 not coming till December as well, Fo4 will be my next big AAA title, unless I get caught up in the hype and pick up Assassin's Creed Syndicate ninja
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 10, 2015, 07:44:26 PM
Dammit, you people aren't making it easy for us old grognards who don't like to change things. How long will Microsoft support Win7? icon_biggrin
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 03, 2015, 10:27:49 PM
I've not upgraded to 10 yet, but I saw this article over on Gizmo's and thought it might be of interest: Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC] Assetto Corsa - Racing Game on: August 01, 2015, 07:49:10 PM
I was surprised there was no thread for this game. I've been looking at Assetto Corsa and Project Cars, but I've been mostly off racing games since I went PC and quit playing the Forza series. I grabbed this because it's 50% off on Steam with the DLC 50% off as well. I'll post some impressions later on.

The half off sale is over tomorrow, so those interested might want to grab it soon.
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: July 31, 2015, 03:46:31 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 31, 2015, 03:09:47 AM

So for reasons I can't begin to explain, I decided to click the button and move to Windows 10.

 icon_eek

I'll say about Win7 what I said about WinXP. I'll upgrade when they unwrap my cold, dead hand off the mouse nod

Still, the wife wants a new laptop for her volunteer work and what the hell, I'll let her take the plunge first, as we both use Win7 and haven't a clue about Win8 and all the fancy they added to it from Win7.

Not happy at all to hear about "apps" and "ads". Please tell me you can turn off all that nonsense.

Anyway, I'd like to hear about it as a gaming platform as well and if there's any "must have" features that would make me upgrade from Win7 for gaming.
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: July 30, 2015, 03:52:34 AM

Quote from: Caine on July 30, 2015, 03:40:52 AM

I snagged this yesterday.  After the limited runs of the FO3 and FONV hardcover guides, I wanted to make sure I got this too.  I do wish the style of this matched those though.

I got the FONV hardcover guide, but I didn't use it that much, preferring to not potentially spoil my playing experience. I'm torn between getting it because it's the hardcover and would look awesome next to the FONV one and not wanting to spend the bucks on a book I'll be trying desperately not to touch till I get started in the game.
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HBS Studios Battletech Game going Kickstarter Fall 2015 on: July 29, 2015, 06:22:02 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on July 29, 2015, 05:33:33 PM

As long as they don't say 'multiplayer only'.

+1 to that. Please give me a single player campaign plus a sandbox and I'll throw money all over it.
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: July 21, 2015, 03:35:03 AM
I completed W_D months ago and enjoyed it. And, unusual for me, I completed the whole campaign. I too think this is a good start for the franchise, and they did a good job with the companion apps as well. It needs a better story next time, with better characters as well.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: July 04, 2015, 06:27:18 PM
Now that I'm installing it via Steam, any recommendations on what to do with the C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier installation? Just delete everything? I know that the important info is in AppData, so I'm guessing it's OK to delete the stuff in C:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier.
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: July 04, 2015, 06:16:35 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on July 04, 2015, 05:56:41 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on July 04, 2015, 05:13:14 PM

Any word on when folks who bought it direct will be able to get Steam keys? I've been getting the newsletters but I figure I might have missed it.

The Steam keys are available already just look in your frontier account to download it.

Got it, thanks!
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: July 04, 2015, 05:13:14 PM
Any word on when folks who bought it direct will be able to get Steam keys? I've been getting the newsletters but I figure I might have missed it.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] DiRT Rally - new Codemasters racing game in Steam Early Access on: June 30, 2015, 01:42:06 AM
Just did the Daily Event on one of the new tarmac stages. I swear at one point my co-driver said "Be brave". Be brave? He's the one who has to be brave... eek

The new daily single stage with a car you own is interesting, except it picked a car I own but I'm not very good with.

The tarmac stages are truly terrifying. You can go very, very fast... sometimes too fast:



146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: June 28, 2015, 06:58:46 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on June 26, 2015, 03:50:53 AM

Don't faint, but... an interview by someone other than IGN  smirk

E3 2015: XCOM 2 interview
http://www.gamingnexus.com/Article/4845/E3-2015-XCOM-2-interview/

I guess someone besides IGN is excited about it as well icon_wink. This fall is looking like a great release season.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you Batman Batman Batman Bat-(sorry) buyying this week? (6/23) on: June 22, 2015, 09:41:00 PM
Just FYI, Green Man Gaming is offering 40% off both the regular and premium editions of that Batman thing from now till the 26th, according to an email I just received.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Returns) on: June 22, 2015, 09:39:05 PM
Sorry if this has already been posted, but if it hasn't, Green Man Gaming is offering 40% off both the regular and premium editions from now till the 26th, according to an email I just got from them.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 22, 2015, 12:13:29 AM
My loot:

Alien: Isolation
Distant Worlds (didn't like, requested refund)*
DLC for Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV

*I paid with a credit card but requested that the refund go to my Steam Wallet. The refund was approved but they said it could be up to seven days before the credit showed up in my Wallet. Weird.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 18, 2015, 09:13:51 PM
Broke down and bought Distant Worlds: Universe after watching a half-dozen of the videos by Das24680. Even at 50% off it was still thirty bucks, but I think I might enjoy it.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Post Your Steam Summer Sale Loot Here! on: June 17, 2015, 10:23:57 PM
Picked up Alien: Isolation at 75% off.

That's it so far. Really a disappointing sale for me. Must be the time of year, or maybe because E3 is going on and I'm thinking about all the new stuff coming out, which makes this old stuff pale in comparison. Or maybe I'm just grumpy disgust
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2015 on: June 16, 2015, 01:16:57 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on June 15, 2015, 06:18:03 PM

The W10 XB1 cross abilities (i.e. making Fallout 4 mods on the computer that can be used in XB1 version) seem like it opens a lot of things up.

Fingers crossed that someday soon all these cross abilities will lead to the Forza series being available on Win10 on the PC.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: June 14, 2015, 10:59:42 PM
Need some guidance... I see that Alien: Isolation is on sale at 75% off on the Steam Summer Sale and while I normally stay away from this genre, Isolation is supposedly one of the better games. Now I'm wondering, do I bother with the Season Pass? And what's the difference between the Season Pass, which is $7.49, versus getting all the DLC, which is $11.93? Is it just because of the discount you get by getting the Season Pass, or does the Season Pass not include all the DLC? Don't mean to make someone do all the grunt work I could do to find this out, just wondering if someone knows off the top of their head.

Also, is all that DLC really worth it? I've been burned before by Season Pass content that seemed to be churned out just to satisfy the requirement of having Season Pass content. Thanks for any help!
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] DiRT Rally - new Codemasters racing game in Steam Early Access on: May 26, 2015, 11:18:01 PM
I'm still on vacation for the next ten days, so no impressions from me for a couple of weeks. Looking forward to hearing from other folks.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Invisible, Inc (formerly Incognito) on: May 23, 2015, 03:15:45 AM
You will also find that it's possible to change practically all the settings for a campaign, giving the game lots of replayability.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: May 20, 2015, 01:06:14 AM
Tunnels? Awesome!
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Invisible, Inc (formerly Incognito) on: May 13, 2015, 04:46:04 AM
I completed the campaign on the second try, abet at the "Beginner" difficulty. I won't give anything away, but be sure to let the credits keep rolling once they start, there is an additional cutscene that nicely rounds things out.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Invisible, Inc (formerly Incognito) on: May 13, 2015, 12:45:48 AM
Kotaku in-depth review, covers the game very well. Excerpt below:

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Let’s get straight to it: for some of you, Invisible, Inc. will be close to the perfect video game.

There’s an easy way to determine if you’re one of those people. Ask yourself this question: “Would I enjoy a game that takes (most of) the best parts of XCOM, Splinter Cell and roguelikes and combines them?”

Say “no” and you might still find this to be a very good video game. Say “yes”, though, and holy shit, you’re in for a good time.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: May 12, 2015, 05:55:41 PM
I liked Watch_Dogs (even if the main character was pretty dull) and was one of the lucky ones who didn't have performance issues or glitching with Unity, so I'll be looking forward to more about Syndicate.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Invisible, Inc (formerly Incognito) on: May 12, 2015, 05:51:32 PM
Launch trailer. Be aware that the cutscenes shown are all part of the introductory video sequence. Their positioning with actual snippets of the gameplay is a bit misleading. Still a great game nod
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