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161  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: May 15, 2016, 08:10:57 PM

Quote from: Caine on May 15, 2016, 05:20:37 PM

Game is in Early Access

50% off. Sale price $9.99
Metacritic score - n/a Critic n/a User
Steam user score - 94% positive in 14,874 reviews

I might have to pull the trigger on this, even though I keep telling myself I've sworn off Early Access games. It certainly looks like a more interesting take on survival games and at 50% off, it might just be something to pick up.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Homefront: Revolution on: May 14, 2016, 04:26:50 AM
Steam preloads started today. I haven't purchased yet as I'm going off on vacation, but I'm surprised that there's been no chatter at all about it here.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex coming to Win 10 PCs on: May 06, 2016, 08:48:56 PM
My rig meets the minimum, except I'm running Win7. I don't have any interest in upgrading to Win10, unless maybe they were giving me the entire Forza 6, not just a scaled down version.

Damn, now I might have to go out and buy an Xbone... disgust
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, PC] Battlefield 1 (Alt-history WW1) on: May 06, 2016, 08:46:30 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 06, 2016, 08:29:37 PM

Not a fan.  Somehow their actioning up the conflict just makes me annoyed. 

Hey, I'm supposed to be the grumpy old man here! icon_biggrin

I'm OK with adding the action. It's just a setting. I will want to be convinced that the campaign makes it worth the money, since being a GOM I'm pretty much off multiplayer nowadays.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Rainbow 6: Siege on: April 15, 2016, 03:45:59 AM
I gave it a try. The situations are interesting, although I've gotten too old to enjoy running a scenario over and over again just to get a few more points. And I remembered why I had given up on MP... sitting for a long time in damn lobbies waiting for a match to start and then dying a few seconds in.

Anyone remember Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising by NovaLogic? That was a great MP game. Thirty or more people on a side, matches that could last hours, huge maps... sadly there were so many cheaters on it after a few months it wasn't worth playing.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1]Rainbow 6: Siege on: April 14, 2016, 07:07:49 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 14, 2016, 05:48:43 PM

This is on a free weekend on Steam if anybody wanted to try it out for a bit with the latest content and patches.

Thanks for mentioned this! I played it in the beta but it just didn't click with me. Maybe now that it's out and polished a bit I'll see if I'm a bit more excited about it.

I do have to say, I did try playing in the beta with a headset, but I remembered why I gave that up on the X360, too many morons. Is it reasonably playable without a headset?
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Democracy 3: Africa on: April 12, 2016, 06:15:48 PM
The game has been released today. I've picked it up, although some might want to hold off getting it for a little while since the two (oddly positive) reviews I've seen on Steam both list crashes as an issue. The developer has always been good about making fixes so I'm not concerned in the long term. Anyway it's out at a price of $14.99 USD (no release discount). For those wanting to know the differences between this and the original Democracy 3, the publisher has posted a Steam guide detailing what's new and what's changed. It's too long to quote here, but it's worth a look if you are interested in the game.

Also, if you have any of the DLC for the original game, Democracy 3, they will work just the same in this game.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/12/16) on: April 12, 2016, 12:05:54 AM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on April 11, 2016, 09:45:52 PM

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is my one purchase this week.

Every time I see this title all I can think is that the subtitle of the game must be "...And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt"
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/12/16) on: April 11, 2016, 05:06:41 AM
Democracy 3 Africa is being released on Tuesday; I think I'm going to make the sacrifice and pick it up so no one else needs too icon_biggrin
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] MXGP 2 - The Official Motocross Videogame on: April 07, 2016, 08:47:27 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 07, 2016, 08:38:19 PM

Thanks for taking the bullet, Jz!  But really sad to hear it ran so poorly for you.  I only have a 760 GTX so would probably get even worse performance than you did on a 780.

I just want to make sure that folks understand that I got good performance in the sense that the game ran at 60fps and looked pretty; it was just pushing my video card into undesired territory regarding heat. There is an option in the setups to adjust Vsync to half-frame, which I assume would have meant 30fps on my 60fps monitor. However, in a racing game I'm thinking that 30fps might not be desirable. But it's too late now for any testing, Steam has removed the game from my inventory and my refund has been approved so now I'm in that nebulous several day long "pending" mode.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] MXGP 2 - The Official Motocross Videogame on: April 07, 2016, 07:31:28 PM
I went back and looked at the original MXGP to compare with the new one. Old one had 16 riders per race, the new one has 22. Also the new one has a "rewind" feature, allowing you to go back in time during an event, usually to reset to before a crash. The old one didn't have this, so if you are a fan of the rewind feature in racing games (I have mixed feelings about it) you might want to look at MXGP2.

Also, and this is hard to quantify, in the new game it seemed harder to drive the bike. I drove the same track in both and in the new one, trying the several physics settings, the bike seemed to be loose in it's handling. In the old game, same track, with the different physics settings, the bike felt tight and in control. Now I don't know if the change is to make the game more realistic, or more of a challenge (people complained that the old one was too easy), but for an old geezer like me, the older more forgiving physics certainly make it more fun to race. Mind you, at the Pro physics setting in the old one you could still go off the bike if you land wrong or brake too hard or go over a bump the wrong way. In the new one it felt like the bike was forever wandering from one side of the track to the other. Again, it might just be me, but it wasn't fun.

I'd wait for some reviews before committing myself again. As it is, I now have lots of bucks in my Steam Wallet to burn! nod
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC,XB1,PS4] MXGP 2 - The Official Motocross Videogame on: April 07, 2016, 06:39:10 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 07, 2016, 04:37:24 PM

But I see that Jztemple already has the game on Steam, so hopefully he can give us some impressions soon.  slywink

I did get the game, played it for an hour, and I've now requested a refund icon_frown

The game content itself looked OK, very much like the first one, except a few more tracks, more gear, that kind of thing. I had to request a refund because the game was pushing my GTX 780 so hard it was causing the card to run very hot and generating graphical glitches, and this was not even at the highest graphics quality setting. Also the CPU temp was very high as well. I probably could have tinkered with the settings a bit, but honestly I didn't see anything that was a big change over the original. The feel of the racing seemed the same as the first one, but since I'm neither young nor a bike rider in real life I can't comment as to the authenticity of the simulation or whether it has been upgraded from the original to this new edition.

And to boot I was paying full price for something I probably wouldn't be playing more than 10-20 hours anyway before I got bored with.

On the plus side slywink it did look nice. Eighteen tracks in the MXGP championship, four stadium layouts, plus a test track area with a short twisty circuit and a longer one with more straights and big corners. About a half dozen manufacturers right off the bat, lots and lots of gear options and some training videos. The graphics must be really nicer because the original game was about 3GB (I'm reinstalling it now) while the new one was (I think) about 13GB.

So, as I said, if you like this kind of game, I didn't see anything in the new one that wasn't as good or better than the new one. I'm just not about to overcook my rig for it. I'll keep an eye on updates and see if there is a patch that tweaks the situation.

173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/29/16) on: March 28, 2016, 05:01:35 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 28, 2016, 03:19:13 PM

You might want to keep an eye on Planet Coaster from Frontier instead.  It looks like a real game and not just a crappy cash-in by the new Atari.  They've released several development videos:

I've been watching that game as well, but it looks to be farther away than RCTW. And nothing says I can't have both of them nod. I am a bit dismayed that they are asking $75 USD for PC alpha access.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/29/16) on: March 28, 2016, 03:01:41 AM
Maybe RollerCoaster Tycoon World (note, RollerCoaster is one word in game title). Or maybe not. It's Early Access, with the baggage that brings. So I'll have to wait and think about it... or not Roll Eyes
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/XB1/Wii U/Ps4] Project CARS on: March 24, 2016, 04:55:04 AM
Obviously not a lot of discussion going on with the game, but in case anyone is interested, the publisher has announced a GOTY edition to be released soon, digital download only.

Namco Bandai must have really liked the enthusiastic response to Project Cars, as they will be releasing a Game of the Year edition. What will you get? Well how about 50+ new cars, 60+ community-created liveries and all 500+ improvements since launch. In essence, while that may seem like just all the updates and DLC, the crown jewel will be the infamous Pagani Huayra BC as seen in the trailer below. The Project Cars GOTY will be released soon on the PS4, Xbox One and PC as a digital download only per the trailer.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 09, 2016, 08:13:11 PM

Quote from: Arclight on March 09, 2016, 07:12:10 PM

glad my post didn't come after this article. I hate when that happens.

Actually it was your posts on playing using a minimal HUD and other restrictions that encouraged me to read that article. On previous Far Cry games I've seen mentions of turning off the HUD, but the posts about it here in the forum made me realize that it might be something that wasn't just an oddball way of playing.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: March 08, 2016, 10:51:48 PM
I saw this article on Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Playing Far Cry Primal Like A True Caveman.

When Far Cry Primal [official site] was unveiled, I shrugged with semi-feigned disinterest, aware that the series has hit milking point, but unable to dismiss the inner teenager tugging at my inner sleeve saying But Ė but itís got cavemen and tribes and woolly mammoths and Ė and you can ride them, and throw spears and stuff! Yes, the prehistoric era taps into a primal fantasy in me, but when thatís overlaid with an advanced radar, an owl endowed with the abilities of a military drone, and heat-vision that conveniently colour-codes every object, footprint and smell, the fantasy kind of tapers off.

By shutting off as many aids and HUD elements as possible, I intended to reclaim the fantasy.

I wasn't wildly excited about Primal (get it, "wild" biggrin) when it came out but maybe I'll get it when there is a sale and give this play mode a try.
178  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: March 07, 2016, 06:35:05 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 07, 2016, 06:13:13 PM

Note that the Mercedes-Benz DLC is only 20% off, but at the price you mention. It was a recent release and I guess it's too much to ask that it also be discounted at 58%.

By the way, keep up the good work! Your posts are a must-read for me every day.  nod
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: March 05, 2016, 04:41:52 AM
I'm playing on the PC. I haven't played for a couple of months but I did fire it up and play some tonight. The new patch hasn't dropped for the PC, but I can say that compared to when I last played it the performance is much better. I'm now able to run at 1920x1200 with nice graphics and get a near solid 60 fps. Before I had to cut my resolution to 1280x? to get decent frame rates. And so far, after another hour of play, no crashes.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1] Just Cause 3 on: March 04, 2016, 06:07:15 PM
I quit playing JC3 because of a few issues, but it seems that it might be worth looking at it again... Sky Fortress Release Date and Patch Notes UPDATE

Hello Just Cause 3 community,

To correct yesterdayís announcement on the JC3 patch - console users should see the patch filter through today, PC gamers should expect this next week. Please stay tuned and we will update you with the patch date as soon as possible.

To recap:

In preparation for the new AIR, LAND & SEA Expansion Pass content, the main game will receive a new update that includes the following fixes:

- Reduced initial loading time and in-game loading screens by 20-50%
- Fixed several memory leaks resulting in crashes
- Reduced a number of random crashes
- Improved streaming of game world
- Some performance optimizations related to hitches and stuttering
- Implemented DLC system in preparation of the Air, Land and Sea packages

The SKY FORTRESS pack will be priced at $11.99 / Ä11.99 / £9.49 whilst the AIR, LAND & SEA Expansion Pass is available for $24.99 / Ä24.99 / £19.99. All three content packs will be available before the end of summer 2016 and released one week early to Expansion Pass holders.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4, XB1, and PC] Mass Effect Andromeda Will Release In Q1 2017 on: March 02, 2016, 10:37:37 PM

Quote from: farley2k on March 02, 2016, 09:47:12 PM

Seeing this in several places so I thought it was a good time to start a thread.

Just be sure to update the title when it slips! icon_lol

Just kidding, I'm excited too.  thumbsup
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Factorio on: March 02, 2016, 06:55:50 PM
I've been following the game for about a year, the developer posts an update each Friday on his facebook page. I got the demo all those months ago and while I'm interested, I just... can't... well, for some reason I feel like I'm having fun, but it just feels like busy work after a while. I think this is more on my end than anything wrong with the game.

I do really suggest that anyone who is interested go to the website and download the demo.

Note also that the developer has said on the Steam store page
Discount Disclaimer: We don't have any plans to take part in a sale or to reduce the price for the foreseeable future.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza Motorsport 6: Apex coming to Win 10 PCs on: March 01, 2016, 04:25:20 PM
Well, I guess if anything is going to push me to Win10 from Win7, this might be it. However, I'm disappointed that it's not the full game content. I wouldn't mind paying for the full game, but I'm loathe to get sucked into one of those pay DLC situations.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/1/16) on: March 01, 2016, 01:54:34 AM

Quote from: Caine on February 29, 2016, 07:17:28 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on February 29, 2016, 06:26:29 PM

Automobilista for the PC also comes out this week. It was supposed to release last Friday but the developers got the process started to release on Steam too late in the day. Since Steam doesn't do releases over the weekend it will release this week, once Gabe's minions sober up from the wild sex and drug orgies they hold every weekend at the castle... or so I'm told icon_wink

I saw that, but it had the generic March 2016 listed as the release date.

Automobilista is finally available and they did make it in February, with a few hours to go. It's on sale for 20% off for the first week. Weirdly, it was supposed to be in Early Access for a few weeks, but it's shown as a full up release.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/1/16) on: February 29, 2016, 06:26:29 PM
Automobilista for the PC also comes out this week. It was supposed to release last Friday but the developers got the process started to release on Steam too late in the day. Since Steam doesn't do releases over the weekend it will release this week, once Gabe's minions sober up from the wild sex and drug orgies they hold every weekend at the castle... or so I'm told icon_wink
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: February 25, 2016, 06:40:04 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on February 25, 2016, 02:16:49 PM

For some reason I've never been able to get into this series, or Assassin's Creed, despite wanting to enjoy them. The setting of this Far Cry intrigues me, but many reviews are basically saying it is reskinned more-of-the-same-old Farcry.

I haven't been able to figure out WHY neither of these series hold my interest. They have all of the ingredient- excellent visuals, fluid controls, open world, etc.

I can certainly understand it because while I like both series as well, I've never been able to actually finish any of them, except for Far Cry 2 and AC4 Black Flag. After a while, all those side missions gets repetitious and often the main line missions feel too scripted and in the AC series, too alike from one mission to the next. They are great series and I've never regretted getting them, but I can see why they don't appeal to some folks.

I am seeing some good impressions of Primal that do indicate that while it is a Far Cry game, it is a bit of a different take on the formula.
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: February 25, 2016, 03:45:00 AM
Great stuff there Crawley, I'm looking forward to hearing more about your adventures. And I've learned to treat my barbecue grill with more respect too icon_biggrin

188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 4 on: February 23, 2016, 08:50:15 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 23, 2016, 08:41:01 PM

I'm assuming there's no radio in Far Cry Primal.

Only the jungle telegraph icon_biggrin

Sorry, couldn't resist.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/23/16) on: February 22, 2016, 05:00:53 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 22, 2016, 04:57:33 AM

I guess I'm waiting one more week for Far Cry Primal to hit the PC. 

Me too, so I'll be checking out the reviews of the console editions this week.

Meantime, I'm planning on taking a look at Hitman GO: Definitive Edition and Master of Orion Early Access. I don't really plan on getting the new MOO anytime soon, but Hitman GO looks interesting from the little I've seen.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry: Primal takes it back to the Stone Age on: February 21, 2016, 06:40:03 PM
Since I'll be getting it on the PC, I'll let the console players take the plunge this week and give us their impressions before I jump on the GMG 40% off deal.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Master of Orion on: February 19, 2016, 10:22:38 PM
Count me as among the excited, or as much as I can be at my age icon_wink. Wow, early access next week? I'll be sure to take a look at it.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: February 19, 2016, 06:32:40 PM
Playing it on the PC, I'm "meh" about it. The gameplay isn't grabbing me, but the scenery is incredible. Seriously, I'd just like to walk through Madison Square Garden again and check out all the little nuances. Very cool.

One thing that wasn't cool was my rig icon_wink. The game defaulted to an Ultra graphics setting and it looked it, but it really put my rig to the test. That's the highest I've ever seen the fan running on my Nvidia card (click image to enlarge):
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: February 16, 2016, 07:15:28 PM
Article from Gaming Nexus, Bethesda details some of their Fallout 4 DLC plans and there will be a price increase

Let's start off with the bad news first. For another two weeks, the Fallout 4 Season Pass will stay at $29.99. After March 1st, it'll jump to $49.99. Yeah. it's rare you hear DLC prices increasing afterwards, but here's another case. At least we have a two week window to purchase the Season Pass at its initial price, but it's still disappointing to hear Bethesda is raising the price.

The reason for the price raise? Bethesda is planning about $60 or more worth of DLC coming this year. They sent out details on the first first items and what they call their largest land mass added to one of their games to date.

Automatron, coming next month for $9.99, has you hunting down robots in the Commonwealth and allowing you to use their parts to build your own robot companion. Mix and match items as well as outfit it with custom paint jobs and designate the voice you want it to use. New weapons will also be introduced with this DLC.

Wasteland Workshop will be available in April for $4.99 and will let you capture the wild life of the Commonwealth, both human and non-human. You'll be able to pit them with each other or settlers in battle and there will be new options for settlement upgrades.

The big one will be Far Harbor coming in May. This one will retail for $24.99 and it's being billed as Bethesda's largest DLC to date. Go to the island of Far Harbor in this DLC, off the coast of Main. You'll be on the hunt in a new Nick Valentine case that will take you to the land as you search for a young women and encounter a secret society of Synths. Of course, new items and weapons will be available with Far Harbor.

There three aren't all that will be available, but just the beginning. Bethesda has said there will be more than $60 worth of DLC coming in 2016, hence their justification for increasing the price of the Season Pass. Let's hope that the majority of the DLC will be worth the new price increase...
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: February 12, 2016, 10:43:13 PM
Excellent article over on Rock, Paper, Shogun... XCOM 2 Guide: How To Survive And Thrive

Iíve played around 300 hours of XCOM 1, and 50 of XCOM 2 [official site], for my sins. I know full well that this does not make me any kind of expert but Iím experienced enough that XCOM 2 has not yet kicked my flabby little bottom. A lot of people are finding the game very punishing though, so I thought Iíd try to help Ė both by sharing my own advice on how to keep your soldiers alive for longer and by inviting anyone else to share their own tips in comments.

This isnít a definitive guide, but instead a grab-bag of assorted wisdom, both early and advanced, that Iím certain will help if youíre having a tough time with this wonderful (if sadly malfunctioning) strategy game...
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC] Democracy 3: Africa on: February 12, 2016, 08:14:31 PM
Democracy 3: Africa has just been announced by Positech Games, publisher of Big Pharma, Gratuitous Tank and Space Battle, as wells as the original Democracy 3. It appears to be a variation of the original game, with the design altered to reflect African issues. As probably one of the few folks on the forum who actually played D3  icon_wink I thought I'd give the publishers a bit of publicity. I was in early on their last game, Big Pharma, and the developers seemed very involved with the community and were always interested in feedback, so that's nice.

Democracy 3: Africa is based on Democracy 3, but it is a standalone game. However, there is this from the FAQ:
Is this a standalone game or an expansion or???

Democracy 3:Africa is a standalone game. You do not need to own Democracy 3 to buy and run and enjoy the game. However, it does install into the same location so that the existing expansion packs for the game will also automatically be installed alongside it (if you already own them). That means that if you buy the 'extremism' expansion (for example), then it will work in both games, and ytou do not need to buy it or install it again.

The idea behind the game was to 're-implement' the existing Democracy 3 game to suit African countries, so it is similar, but tweaked in a number of ways.
It's cool that the DLC for D3 will work with D3:A, assuming of course that this works for Steam as well as non-Steam editions.

The FAQ also had this info:
How is the game different to Democracy 3?

Although at first glance the user interface will appear similar, there are a number of changes (apart from the obviously new graphics for voters and ministers and events) to the game. The voter groups are slightly different, with 'rural' 'urban' and 'women' as new groups, and the previous 'commuters' and 'farmers' are no longer present. We also have a bunch of new events and dilemmas that can take place, and some new variables have been added to the simulation to track data that is more important in African countries.

Obviously the game also has new music, and a whole bunch of carefully designed new countries to try your hand at.

Why is country X not included

Selecting the countriues for the game was no easy task. The first impulse might have been to pick the most populous countries, or the ones which had the highest num,ber of gamers, or people online. However, given the obvious technical issues and state of many Africanm economies, we are in no way aiming the game exclusively at gamers who lvie in Africa. We have chosen the countries purely on the basis of those which give the widest possible variety of gameplay challenge.

For example, Mauritius is a relatively tiny country, but representing it in the game allows us to set up a completely different challenge to the one the player will face with, for example, Nigeria or South Africa. Note that modding in enw countries is very easy and we hope that people will do so.

This game is biased/wrong/racist/bad in some way...

Yes it is. Almost certainly. We do not pretend otherwise. All attempts to represent the culture or economy of a country by people who are not native to that country will be in many ways wrong or biased. Positech is a UK-based company, so we no doubt have some prejudices and biases and big gaps in our knowledge. We have definitely done our best to research the countries involved as much as possible to make this representation as accurate as possible *within the simulation*

Remember ultimately that this is a game, and designed to be fun, and that true accuracy is impossible. Alse be aware that we are very open to criticism, and are actively interested in feedback. We have no political agenda here, and are trying to represent Africa as best we can. Please let us know where we got it wrong.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM2 screenshots/movies-only thread on: February 11, 2016, 06:45:13 AM
You know, this is one of the prettiest strategy games I've ever played. Here are some of my latest examples (all click to enlarge)

197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: February 08, 2016, 05:29:58 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on February 08, 2016, 02:32:18 PM

I dunno, maybe I find grenades save my squad more often than seeing or not seeing something on the far side of the map at this stage.

I've found grenades very useful for knocking down walls to remove the cover from in front of an important target. Grenades are also useful to taking the floor out below a muton. That never gets old icon_biggrin

I've experimented with smoke and flashbangs, but good old 'nades are often the best solution. And flashbangs don't affect turrets or robots, which I found out to my detriment. icon_frown

198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM2 screenshots/movies-only thread on: February 08, 2016, 06:04:07 AM
It's important to name your weapon, because, well, it looks cool...
click to enlarge

And I finally recruited myself into my current game:
click to enlarge
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: February 07, 2016, 07:17:07 PM
I updated my Nvidia drivers from 359.06 to the latest 361.75, but I'm still sitting at 30 fps. I'm not bothered by this, especially in a turn based game. I also used the GeForce Experience app to make some changes to the game's graphics settings but I'm not really seeing much different right now.

UPDATE: Actually I take that back, I am seeing some increase in frame rate, up into the 40s. So it is a bit better.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] XCOM 2 on: February 07, 2016, 04:30:21 AM
I'm running at High graphics with this rig: Intel i7 4770K 3.5GHz, 16GB RAM, GTX 780 3GB, Win7 64bit Home Premium, 480GB SSD main drive. I'm fine with "just" 30 fps, in fact I really don't see why that would be a problem for a turn based game. Others may have different opinions of course icon_biggrin.

It does help to be old and have declining eyesight, things look pretty much always fine to me icon_wink
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