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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 11, 2015, 09:21:10 PM
My Collectors Edition Fallout 4 guide just arrived: (click to enlarge)


Those seven SPECIAL posters are a bit of a waste, unless I can convince my wife to put them in proper frames  icon_wink. The map is double sided with one side of the whole game map and the other a close-up of Greater Boston. There's also a free Prima e-Guide.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 11, 2015, 12:18:55 AM

Quote from: Starshift on November 10, 2015, 09:01:47 PM

JZ - I’m very interested in your approach with a “middle of the road” character.  How is this working out for you?  I’m tired of stressing over making a character in games and never thought of going with a build such as yours.  You like it?  Is it working out?  Thanks!

I have to be honest, I never have paid that much attention to the nuances of SPECIAL, perks and that kind of stuff. I went middle of the road so I wouldn't screw myself on any one category.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 10, 2015, 08:09:50 AM
2.3 hours in and I'm going to call it a night. No crashes, still running at a rock solid 60fps on my PC at what I think is the high video setting (I let the game set it at start). Hell, it looks great anyway. The Nvidia GeForce Experience app shows that I'm running some settings higher than optimal, some lower than optimal, but I haven't been thrilled with what that app does for me on other games so I'm not touching anything.

All the Workshop stuff is a bit confusing to me and of course I hate to build anything that uses resources I might need later on. And I've broken the last of my bobby pins  crybaby
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 10, 2015, 06:27:40 AM
I've played 48 minutes on the PC through Steam. Having avoided the previews and the sneak peaks and the spoilers, all I can say is that I'm very, very impressed.

The auto configuration set me to some nice graphics settings. According to the Steam overlay I stayed at a rock solid 60 fps, but I did see some slight stuttering at times. Nothing significant.

I went for a middle of the road SPECIAL setting, not wanting to commit myself too much in any one way:


Heading back into the game...
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/X360/PS3/VITA] MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame on: November 07, 2015, 02:53:45 AM
Yup, I've sworn off other motorcycle games because of MXGP. It's not perfect, but it's a lot of fun.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 07, 2015, 12:02:17 AM
FO4 is now available to pre-load on Steam.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 06, 2015, 05:07:39 PM
Are the Xbox One players here aware of this issue? Fallout 4 Xbox One Players May Have Downloaded the Wrong File

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Bethesda has issued a warning to players who preordered Fallout 4 digitally on Xbox One. People who preordered the game on or before October 27 and are not using the console's Instant On power mode might have downloaded a "stub file" for the game. This is a placeholder file, not the one you want.

Instructions to fix it are in the article.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: November 06, 2015, 03:25:36 AM
Ubisoft has posted the specs for ACS on the PC

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Minimum

    Supported OS
    Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10(64bit versions)

    Processor
    Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 6350 @ 3.9 GHz

    RAM
    6GB or more for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)

    DirectX
    DirectX June 2010 Redistributable

    Sound
    DirectX compatible sound card with latest drivers

Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Recommended

    Supported OS
    Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions only)

    Processor
    Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz

    RAM
    8GB

    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (4GB) or the newer GTX 970 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280X (3GB) or better

    DirectX
    DirectX June 2010 Redistributable

    Sound
    DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

    Hard Drive
    50 GB available space

    Technical note from the developer: For a recommended experience, the game requires a video card with at least 3GB of VRAM when playing at a full HD resolution. While we encourage you to fiddle with the advanced options to fully customize your gaming experience, please keep an eye out for the VRAM meter usage when you adjust these settings.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 05, 2015, 02:33:23 AM
Artlcle on TweakTown, The Fallout 4 Pip Boy app is now available on Android

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The Pip Boy app was just released on the Google Play Store, and is a full-blown companion app that acts as an extremely handy second screen. The app turns your smartphone into a functioning Pip Boy that has everything the mono-green wrist-pad offers and seamlessly interacts with the game.

Glad I have a ten inch Nexus tablet, it might be getting a lot of use.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/3) on: November 02, 2015, 08:29:25 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 02, 2015, 11:34:35 AM

Anno 2205 will also be coming out tomorrow for the PC.  Where previous Anno games expanded single maps with different climates or multiple layers, this one will be more about linking entirely distinct maps together into a linked economy.  It sounds a bit like what SimCity 2013 was trying to accomplish, except with much more stark differences between the zones and the intent that a single player will be running them all simultaneously.

I have enjoyed every new Anno game more than the preceding one, and I played something like 200 hours of Anno 2070 and its expansion.  Still, I have a busy enough week ahead that I'll be waiting on reviews rather than preloading.

-Autistic Angel

Just FYI, I'm also thinking about this game, so I'm happy to see that Gaming Nexus gave it a 9.5:
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Aside from the sea battles, Anno 2205 is, without a doubt, the best entry in the series yet. The combination of finely tuned city-building and economy-management gameplay make for an addictive experience that is impossible to put down.

Anno 2205 earns a high recommendation for city-building and economy-management enthusiasts. The game builds upon previous series installments by refining the gameplay to further improve its best elements. In particular, the addition of the Arctic and Moon environments provide the series' best-yet sandboxes for building cities. City-building fans can rejoice: Anno 2205 is the next game they need to pick up.

171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So are the Steam forums always filled with so many immature people? on: October 29, 2015, 02:37:47 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 29, 2015, 12:15:13 PM

and then drive over to Borders Bookstore.

Borders...  crybaby crybaby crybaby crybaby crybaby

I miss them so. We had three in Orlando, but the Winter Park one was the best, having an awesome history section. They had me hooked by sending me a weekly coupon; I'd get 40% off on one book and buy two or three others on the logic that they might be gone by the time we came back over.

Still, I'm doing OK between BookMooch, PaperbackSwap and the Chamblin Bookmine in Jacksonville.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: October 26, 2015, 11:28:08 PM
Thanks Ridah, looking forward to more impressions.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Assassin's Creed Syndicate on: October 19, 2015, 08:45:18 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 19, 2015, 08:24:07 PM

FYI - a bunch of people are streaming the game right now. IGN's stream is high quality: http://www.twitch.tv/ign

Tried watching the stream, probably my first time on Twitch. A couple of impressions.

- Get rid of the idiots in the lower right who are making it so I can't hear the damn stream

- Get rid of the idiots posting hate comments on the right.

Other than that, really enjoyed it! Tongue
174  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.
175  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.
176  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.
177  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.
178  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.
179  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.
180  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.
181  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
182  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.
183  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.
184  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.
185  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?
186  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...

( •_•)

( •_•)>⌐■-■

(⌐■_■)

 NormArial  icon_biggrin
187  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
188  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
189  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
190  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.
191  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.
192  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.
193  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.
194  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.
195  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.
196  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!
197  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.
198  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:



199  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.
200  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.
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