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1  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New gaming computer? Where to buy? on: April 24, 2015, 02:21:33 AM
I know what you mean... My current setup is an Alienware from Dell outlet 4yrs ago (spent around $1K for I7 2600K +16GB RAM + GTX580), for the price it served me pretty good, no issue except occasional sleep/wake up issue.  So far I have upgraded my video card and SSD for the current setup, but I think CPU is my bottleneck now, so I may just buy a new PC, I'm also looking @ Maingear PC, seems have some good setup there too.
2  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New gaming computer? Where to buy? on: April 24, 2015, 01:07:46 AM
Quite temped by the extra 25% off Alienware Area 51 deal from dell outlet:

Processor: Intel Core 5th Generation i7-5820K Processor (6-cores, 15MB Cache, Overclocked up to 3.8 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Windows 8.1
128GB 2.5 inch (SATA3) Mobility Solid State Drive
2TB SATA Hard Drive 7200 RPM
16GB Quad Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz
Slot-Load Dual Layer Blu-ray Combo (BR-ROM, DVD+/-RW, CD-RW)
Alienware Area 51-R2

$1754 after discount, not too bad... Now need to get my wife's approval.  ninja

3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Valkyria Chronicles PC = Yes Please! on: October 30, 2014, 10:24:57 PM
You can also pre-order this @ Greenmangaming, Use the code SLICKD-EALS22-OFFGMG at checkout and brings it to $14. 

Instant buy price point for me...
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So....these snow globes and cards and stuff. [Steam] on: December 29, 2013, 11:06:01 PM
The price for selling those snow globe cards have nosedived since beginning of the Winter sale (when it first started, I sold couple for $0.50 each, now you can't get any higher than $0.2 or so).  I sold every snow globe card I got so far.  With the snow globe cards are going to disappear at the end of the sale, I believe its value will drop like a rock, I probably will buy a set to craft a badge at the end of the sale, if the price for each one is no higher than 5 cents each.  
5  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon PCDD deals: Winter sale on now on: December 27, 2013, 01:39:30 PM
According Cheap Ass Gamer, the Gold edition of Sword of the Stars: The Pit is on sale at Amazon for a mere $1.74. Great deal, since DLCs are not on sale on Steam.  Even though Amazon title description didn't say gold edition, but it is the gold edition.  I already own the base game, but I bought it for cheap DLCs, and it activated in Steam as Gold edition with no problem.

6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/Mac/iPad/Android] Leviathan Warships on: April 30, 2013, 12:11:30 AM

Greenmangaming - 9.99.  might stack with
GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA 20% off code.  I used this on a different game, so I can't confirm this works.

It does stack with GMG 20% off code, make is $8.  Ordered.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 25, 2012, 03:42:08 PM

Quote from: Punisher on February 25, 2012, 05:08:49 AM

How is the single player game? I have almost no interest in multi-player for this, so I'm wondering if the SP portion is worth it....

Single player game is pretty good, and the AI is pretty good too. 

Just give you an example of the AI from last night play: I'm playing the 4th German mission, and it is lot tougher than the missions before. I used all my force push on the right and captured 1 main and secondary objectives across the river, but I forgot to leave any meaningful defense at my starting base.  As I was getting ready to push my force to the left side, I see 4 T-72s accompanied by Mi-2 recon helicopter and 2 Mi-24 gunships rushed my starting base and crushed my weak defense, before I can react, my starting base with 2 FOBs is captured, and I lost my artillery,  then the AI actually called in rocket artillery at my start base, and pounded my advance for the left side.  Needless to say I quit after that.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 23, 2012, 05:09:37 PM

Quote from: Tals on February 23, 2012, 12:47:34 PM

I'd agree on the 1v1 aspect, but not a biggie - if I had a team i was probably going the pvp route anyway. I was planning on playing some of the campaign anyway as hopefully it will assist with understanding the game mechanics

Actually according to the official forum, Coop against AI will be availibe in a month or so.

Hi all,

We are implementing the ability to play multiplayer againt AI.
We didn't know prior to Open Beta that this feature was so important for the community.
A big part of the Eugen Team is working to implement this feature as fast as we can.

We will have the ability to play multiplayer againt AI before 1 month.
We are doing our best to implement this as fast as possible.

We will keep you informed.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 23, 2012, 12:16:53 PM
Played some MP game last night, seems they significantly reduced xp you can earn for MP games icon_cry, so here is a quick tip: play some single player games first, it will give you a leg up, as it seems solo play will also give you command points to unlock stuff.  I played 2 solo mission, and was able to unlock bunch stuff.  The Solo portion of the game is not too bad, there are 4 operations availiable, and each has bunch missions for solo play, and I was disappointed that I was only able to do 1 vs. 1 skirmish vs AI.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 21, 2012, 05:08:03 PM

Quote from: Tals on February 21, 2012, 06:39:03 AM

Storz, what's your ingame tag, mine is tals.

Ingame tag: StorzOO. 

There are some good replay that can show you the tactics involved, like this one:
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wargame - European Escalation on: February 21, 2012, 12:18:58 AM
I have played some beta mp games, I don't think supply is too micro managing intensive (of course I would love to see a supply system in which the truck will auto return to FOB when empty then return to action, I also wish there is unit ghosting when ordered to position, so I know which unit goes where).

The most important part of game is to get your mix of units into proper position, either flank the enemy unit or overwhelm them or use cover to ambush.  The supply issue only come up when your unit has to go long way from starting point to across map, or after intensive combat, that's why it is wise to send a supply truck or two along with your initial deployment.  

Also the supply truck is so slow even with the upgrade ones if not using road, I have not used supply chopper, as they are kind expansive to use and lose, it is way easier to order another cheap supply truck from closer reinforcement point to supply the units as needed than order the original supply truck back to FOB to resupply then back, I mean time wise it is not worth it.  I return those truck to FOB if I remember, but otherwise they will just stay on the front line.  There are times, I was using forward artillery, and the supply is used up really quickly, I had to send supply convoy constantly from nearby reinforcement point, it is funny to see after a while there a lot empty trucks in the area.  
12  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Holiday Sale! on: December 21, 2011, 08:11:24 PM
Does anyone know Grotesque Tactics 1 or 2 are any good??

Picked up Batman AC DLCs and Defense Grid DLCs, total damage for today $13.
13  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Holiday Sale! on: December 19, 2011, 06:58:01 PM
OK, Steam is bugged:  Portal 2 shows 75% off @ main page, only shows 50% off @ product page.  Anyhow, Portal 2 is mine for $7.50.  icon_biggrin I weep for my wallet in the coming days. paranoid
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Today is Veteran's Day - thanks dbt & others! on: November 12, 2011, 03:57:33 PM
USAF (1995-1999)
4A2 - Biomedical Equipment

Thanks to my fellow veterans and to those that are still serving.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LA Noire coming to the PC! on: November 10, 2011, 12:14:17 PM
I thought I have the same problem as Blackjack, as it installs .net 3.5,  but when I start the game it just chugs and won't load.  So I tried to verify integrity couple times, also run game exe. in admin mode, the game just keeps fail to load, so finally I figured out you have to start steam in admin mode retard, and now the game is working.
16  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Dell outlet sale. on: October 19, 2011, 05:40:30 PM
Yeah, pretty good deal. 

Got in on this Dell outlet dell for Alienware PC, i7-2600, GTX580, 8GB RAM,
1TB HD for $875 before tax, $957 shipped. (used 25% off coupon to order, then
called to cancel, was offered $75 to retain the order, refused, and got
offered $125 off) icon_biggrin
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Heroes of Might & Magic VI Announced on: October 15, 2011, 02:32:25 PM
Also I'm not sure I like no zone of control in tac. combat, as right now, the AI will go straight to your archer or healer, so they are only able to fire off 1 or 2 volley at most, then became useless. thumbsdown
18  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive RPG Weekend on: August 26, 2011, 05:56:54 PM
Also there is "CHEAPASS15" code on D2D to take 15% off purchase, I pre-ordered Rage using the code, which makes Rage a $46 game.  thumbsup icon_smile
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deus Ex 3: Human Revolution - Finally, some info! on: August 19, 2011, 12:32:17 AM

Quote from: ibdoomed on August 18, 2011, 12:26:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 17, 2011, 05:10:10 PM

according to Steam:

Available: August 23rd, 2011
This game will unlock in approximately 5 days and 11 hours

Midnight release!  I hope they do a pre-load.


Available: August 22nd, 2011
This game will unlock in approximately 4 days and 16 hours

/chant Pre-Load! Pre-Load!

Steam Pre-loading has started...  

3% completed @1.4mb/s thumbsup icon_biggrin 

I want this get unlocked now!!!
20  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal 6-29 Frontlines: Fuel of War + SUMMER SALE! on: June 30, 2011, 06:03:59 PM

Quote from: Turtle on June 30, 2011, 05:59:17 PM

Currently looking at the Paradox Fantasy pack. Always wanted to try Elven Legacy and Majesty 2, a pretty great deal for 7.99 however I'm wondering if those will all go lower if I wait...

Always wait for daily deal, then buy on the last day of sale. (last couple steam sales taught me well)
21  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Daily Deal 6-29 Frontlines: Fuel of War + SUMMER SALE! on: June 30, 2011, 05:16:27 PM
I think the summer sale has started. Here is a good site to check for price.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homefront on: March 16, 2011, 11:16:07 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on March 16, 2011, 02:30:23 AM

How's the MP? 

Played couple round of Ground control mode, have to say, it is more like COD than BC2,  Is it fun? absolutely. Map is big and varied, lots of hiding spots, lots of toys to play with etc.

But there are couple things I don't like: first, there is no spawn on squad or spawn on control points, you spawn in your pre-determined spawn point in the GC mode and that's it, The only spawn on teammate action I see if when your teammate spawn with vehicle, you can spawn in as gunner. Second, as of now, campers / snipers are dominating the map, as there are tons of hiding spots, while battle commander is interesting idea, but when your whole team just sit there sniping except 2 are capturing points, it is kind sad, especially in GC mode is no fun at all.  I have yet to see a good server that has good team work yet, as this is not like BC2, there is no talk or chatting going on, at least BC2 encourage team work.

Overall, this MP is mainly gear toward COD crowds, as it tries too hard at being the big boy, but end up as poor man's COD, thus the hate from the COD crowd.  You spawn quick but die fairly quick too.  I guess it will get better as you learn maps and unlock more toys to play with, but as of now, snipers and campers are what mainly dominating the map. 
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bulletstorm: Now with Duty Calls Parody Game and more FOX news! on: February 23, 2011, 03:06:22 PM

Quote from: Punisher on February 23, 2011, 12:13:01 AM

Anyone taken the bullet on this yet? I'm only interested in the SP portion, so I'm curious about the campaign...

Well, I only had little time to played up to chapter 2 in ACT1.  First impression: pretty fun corridor shooter, there is no jump, or at least I didn't discover where I can jump, it is all scriped to where you can jump over the obstacles, also you can not fall off from the edge, so very corridorish.  Visual is nice, Action is fast and furious, mixed with QTE (like leash pilot off the heli) and rail shooter sections.  Writing and voice acting are over the top as expected from various previews. Skill shooting are fun, it is great when screen filled with various kill shots points.  There is a spreadsheet like skill shots list you can check, I didn't bother to check, just discover all the fun skill shots by myself is planty fun. AI is not all smart and are tightly scripted, but discover new ways to kill them are fun, and there are plenty way to kill them with all the enviromental harzard.  Although I don't think it warrant the $60 price tag EPIC ask for. For me, I got from D2D, so for $44, it is not bad diversion shooter. 

Graphics on my older spec. pc (c2d6600 @3.2ghz, 4gb, gtx260, etc)are nice, all setting maxed, no AA, average 30-40fps with slowdown in some areas. As expected from console port, it supports 360 pads for the PC, I used kb&m for control, it shares keys for function you do in the game which is weired, like "R" is both for reload and for using object, etc.,   I guess you can rebind keys, but I didn't try it.  Also I didn't experience any mouse accelaration issue or video stream issue I read on the steam forum, so YMMV.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bulletstorm: Now with Duty Calls Parody Game and more FOX news! on: February 19, 2011, 09:00:33 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 19, 2011, 03:42:02 PM

looks like there will be a pc demo after the game releases.  makes you wonder why they couldn't get one out with teh console demo.....  I guess I'll be waiting to make sure it isn't a bad port.

RPS preview gives me hope the PC version will be OK
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bulletstorm: Now with Duty Calls Parody Game and more FOX news! on: February 18, 2011, 04:42:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 18, 2011, 12:52:00 AM

if you get Bulletstorm through Games for Windows Live (boo! hiss!  Torches and Happiness!) between February 22nd and March 8th you will get a free copy of Gears of War.

also, Whip, Kick, BOOM!

Played 360 Demo, very fun game. 

If you order through D2D, you can get this for $44 with "hailtothechief" code, much reasonable than the $60 EA is asking for.  I didn't realize this is a GFWL game before I ordered it through D2D. 
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homefront on: February 18, 2011, 04:38:43 PM
Just ordered this on D2D, since they have the 20% off "hailtothechief" sale, the code applies to all the pre-orders, which bring this down to $40, since this is a Steamwork game, so it should be no problem add this to Steam.
27  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Noob with computer fail to post question on: December 02, 2010, 09:22:31 PM
Ha, I did try reinstall memory chips, and clear CMOS trick and nothing, still has cold boot with no post problem, maybe it is this simple, will plug my monitor to other power outlet tonight to see if that helps.  (maybe my UPS is failing, who would thought of that??)  I was pulling my hair out last night, tried to figure out which failed, but somehow I was also secretly hoping for motherboard or CPU fail, so I can sweet talk my wife into let me upgrade this PC slywink.

Since it reset ok, it does look like power problem, thanks, Blackjack.  thumbsup

Edit to add:

Yeah, that's it, the UPS is not handling the load, after I only plugged in computer, it works fine, just not with monitor both turn on at the same time.  so now I just plug monitor to other outlet, and so far it seems working.  Next time, I will work on the simple stuff first before going opening the case.   icon_smile
28  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Noob with computer fail to post question on: December 02, 2010, 08:46:28 PM
So I'm puzzled, because since yesterday, when I tried to cold boot my 3 yrs old PC, it will not post, no beep, but HD and power light are ok, just hangs there and blank screen mad.  Anyway, so I push the reset button, and it post and boots into windows fine without any trouble.  HD seems to be fine.  Reset button works everytime when I have to cold boot this pc.  Any ideas? 

PC spec:
E6600 non-OC
4GB Cosair XMS RAM
ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard
Seasonic 650W power supply
29  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Ubisoft Store Summer PC Game Sale on: July 10, 2010, 10:53:24 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 10, 2010, 10:25:20 PM

Has anyone purchased things from the UbiStore before?  $25 for Settlers 7 Gold is approaching an acceptable price point for an excellent game hobbled by a punishing DRM scheme, but I don't know if purchases from their site comes with some insane monitoring software or a 24-hour download limit. disgust

-Autistic Angel

I bought Dawn of Discovery Gold for $10, Ubisoft online store is using digital river as their download service,  so you need to download the game within 30 days, or pay $5 for 2 yr download insurance.  The file downloaded can be backed up on the DVD, so I don't have any problem with that. 

I guess for Settler 7, the new sucky DRM will apply.   
30  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: If you like your wallet DO NOT GO TO STEAM. Summer sale! on: July 05, 2010, 01:30:57 PM
XIII Century Gold Edition
Death to Spies Gold
Introversion Complete Pack
Left 4 Dead 2
Bioshock 2
Puzzle Kingdoms
UFO: Afterlight
2 DLCs for Borderlands
Devil May Cry 4

Total under $70 for 14 games + 2 DLCs, average under $5 per game to add to my huge Steam backlog.
31  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: If you like your wallet DO NOT GO TO STEAM. Summer sale! on: June 26, 2010, 05:32:32 PM
Left 4 Dead 2 for $10 thumbsup
32  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: If you like your wallet DO NOT GO TO STEAM. Summer sale! on: June 24, 2010, 07:06:56 PM
Steam, stop killing my wallet again... crybaby

Grabbed Bioshock 2 and Overlord pack for $20. nod

thanks for the pro tip, El-Producto thumbsup  
33  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Sale 5-27-2010: Dawn of War 2 Madness on: May 28, 2010, 02:52:29 AM
Steam weekend deal also has Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Elite Echelon Edition (includes Splinter Cell, Chaos Theory, Double Agent, and Conviction Deluxe Edition.) for $45.99,
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alpha Protocol on: May 25, 2010, 02:10:50 AM
For those pre-ordering from Steam, Steam started pre-loading not too long ago, 11 gb pre-load.   thumbsup
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 19, 2010, 10:30:06 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on May 19, 2010, 08:50:08 PM

What was to look at?  Based on the assumption that three of the four vehicles are doing what they are supposed to, the bike had green through the intersection, the bus had clearance for the right hand turn either on red or a green arrow, and the anvil car was stopped as it was supposed to.  

Although I do wonder about the four spots that stay, then disappear from the original position of the anvil car.  I assume those are some artifacts of the traffic control system registering the car's position, but that's raw speculation.

This happened in Beijing, China on 5/9/2010, the tricycle rider was extremely lucky to be alive.  The white car is a FIAT made in China and was waiting for green light, the FIAT has no side airbag, it had 3 occupants, 2 adult and 1 baby, I think  mother broke both legs, may need amputation, both the father and baby died.  crybaby The Black car is an Infiniti G37 Sedan driven by rich drunk driver who raced through the street at 100km/hr (speed limit is 60 km/hr), but he and 3 other occupants survived with no injury.
36  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Deal 4-15-2010: Star Wars Force Unleashed Sith Edition 50% off on: April 16, 2010, 02:58:10 AM
According to Steam forum post, this is due to Aspyr did a lazy PC port, basically they just copied PS3 version over.
37  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Weekend Deal 4-15-2010: Star Wars Force Unleashed Sith Edition 50% off on: April 16, 2010, 02:15:16 AM

Quote from: Caine on April 16, 2010, 01:55:03 AM

Hmm tempting.

Until I saw the download size of this thing: 25GB+...  icon_eek

38  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Steam midweek (1/19/10) madness "Man of War Franchise" 66% off on: January 19, 2010, 09:30:48 PM
Steam has midweek madness "Man of War Franchise" 66% off.

Man of War Gold - $11.89
Man of War Red Tide -$8.49
Man of War - $5.09

39  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Holiday sale is live! Daily deals too! on: January 02, 2010, 11:16:27 PM
How's Command & Conquer 3 compare to RA 3?  It is also on sale for $10.19.  Apparently all C&C3 stuff are on sale today. I never played C&C3, so I might pick that up.

40  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: The Steam Holiday sale is live! Daily deals too! on: January 01, 2010, 05:04:18 PM
RedLynx Trials 2: Second Edition $2.49
Portal $4.99
Mass Effect $4.99
DOOM Pack Complete $13.59
Sam & Max Complete $14.99
Devil May Cry 4 $22.49
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