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#2611 MC Kage

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

Tony said next month for KOA deal

Syndicate is good but short and tbh I think it would be better for ~$5 mark


Appreciate it. Will just wait for KoA then.

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#2612 twztid13

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

$12 for everything Amalur might just be low enough to tolerate Origin!

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Is the PC version any better than 360?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

If the PC assets are the same as console version, I'd doubt the graphics will look worse on the PC. Even with some tweaks in the right places, you can make it look MUCH better.
If the PC assets are High-Res and HD, while the console isn't - it'll be an absolutely blowout on the PC version. Even more so true, if you do some tweaking in the right places.

If you are getting good performance on a PC version of a game (think 30 frames per sec or above consistently), you likely should and can pump up some EXTRA technical stuff via NVidia/ATI Control Panel, if necessary.
That will blow away what the consoles are doing graphically, with their aging hardware.


Since the mouse moves much faster than a controller through the 3d space by default, the PC version needs to run at 60 fps to look as nice as the console versions at 30fps, as screen tearing & framerate problems are easily more noticeable. The fixed hardware on the consoles is not comparable to the exact same PC specs, as the PC games have to meet the lowest common denominator. The consoles are fixed, therefore the devs can crank out alot more since they know what the end user will have. Of course, I game on a 32" HDTV where the framerate & mouse speed issues are much more apparent.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

I still standby that Tony meant a penny when he said for a Lincoln.

#2615 Estbarul

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

What's the NFS deal? The ultimate pack they always sell?

#2616 MysterD

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:56 PM

Since the mouse moves much faster than a controller through the 3d space by default, the PC version needs to run at 60 fps to look as nice as the console versions at 30fps, as screen tearing & framerate problems are easily more noticeable. The fixed hardware on the consoles is not comparable to the exact same PC specs, as the PC games have to meet the lowest common denominator. The consoles are fixed, therefore the devs can crank out alot more since they know what the end user will have. Of course, I game on a 32" HDTV where the framerate & mouse speed issues are much more apparent.

While 60FPS (or sometimes above) is MOST desirable on PC, I have no problems w/ PC games sticking at 30 FPS as long as its buttery smooth and was BUILT for it.

Since we were talking NBA2K series for PC - I don't know who the hell would use KB/mouse for a basketball game. That's a game I'd use my X360 for Windows Controller on - same goes for most platformers (think POP, AC series) & brawlers (think SF and MK series), as well.

I have a 23'' monitor for my PC games and I'm sitting RIGHT in front of it, pretty much hugging my monitor. On a console game - you're normally a little distance away; often sitting on a couch. Also, you'd expect lower FOV on console games, as well - where PC swings in the opposite direction (90+).

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

By the way, NFS MW from 2005 was an awesome game, still love the music score

Agreed.

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Is the PC version any better than 360?


I have KOA:R on PC - it runs great & smooth as silk on my PC (i7 950; 1 GB of GF GTX 560 Ti; 8 GB RAM; Win 7 64-bit).

I maxed that game out on its in-game graphics settings AND also pumped up my NVidia settings through the roof, as well.
I am able to do that w/ most of my PC games, BTW.

$12 for everything Amalur might just be low enough to tolerate Origin!


Bah, Origin is NOT that bad.

It just lacks A LOT of features that STEAM has spoiled us with, namely - especially when it FORCES its client-program to run in the background for specific games.

#2618 MysterD

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

I still standby that Tony meant a penny when he said for a Lincoln.


I could get down w/ NFS: The Run for a whole PENNY.

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poor Washington is always left out.
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So is poor JEFFERSON:

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:11 PM

I'm broke but I finally gave in and tried to use SQRLUVOC but it says it's invalid. Not sure if I'm relieved or disappointed.
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

I could get down w/ NFS: The Run for a whole PENNY.

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If Origin could manage to get one of those during their promotions it would probably be considered progress.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

I have a 23'' monitor for my PC games and I'm sitting RIGHT in front of it, pretty much hugging my monitor.



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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:49 PM

I could get down w/ NFS: The Run for a whole PENNY.

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So is poor JEFFERSON:

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Don't forget Obama
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And I used a bunch of these for the Origin Fall Harvest Sale.....
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#2623 MysterD

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:50 PM

I'm broke but I finally gave in and tried to use SQRLUVOC but it says it's invalid. Not sure if I'm relieved or disappointed.


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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:58 PM

If the PC assets are the same as console version, I'd doubt the graphics will look worse on the PC. Even with some tweaks in the right places, you can make it look MUCH better.
If the PC assets are High-Res and HD, while the console isn't - it'll be an absolutely blowout on the PC version. Even more so true, if you do some tweaking in the right places.

If the game was free, ...you get a game for free!
If pigs could fly, you could book a flight on one.
If...

Of course you can hypothetically replace files from the PC version with modified files (probably from the console version, to re-add what was removed for the PC release?), but otherwise the PC version seems fairly troubled.


I'm broke but I finally gave in and tried to use SQRLUVOC but it says it's invalid. Not sure if I'm relieved or disappointed.


My friend used it a few minutes before it expired (on S. Dogs). We were of course completely oblivious to the notion that it would eventually expire.

#2625 MysterD

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

If the game was free, ...you get a game for free!
If pigs could fly, you could book a flight on one.
If...

Of course you can hypothetically replace files from the PC version with modified files (probably from the console version, to re-add what was removed for the PC release?), but otherwise the PC version seems fairly troubled.

Wait...did they remove some in-game graphics features like Driver: SF did when it got ported to PC?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:14 PM

Since the mouse moves much faster than a controller through the 3d space by default, the PC version needs to run at 60 fps to look as nice as the console versions at 30fps, as screen tearing & framerate problems are easily more noticeable. The fixed hardware on the consoles is not comparable to the exact same PC specs, as the PC games have to meet the lowest common denominator. The consoles are fixed, therefore the devs can crank out alot more since they know what the end user will have. Of course, I game on a 32" HDTV where the framerate & mouse speed issues are much more apparent.


If you're that sensitive to framerate and response issues, I recommend not playing on an HDTV. TVs always have more input lag than gaming monitors. In fact, you should buy a 120 Hz monitor. That way, you don't get any tearing and you don't get any input lag caused by V-Sync. Everything just feels more responsive too because your screen is refreshing twice as fast as regular screens.

Also, a PC game does not need to run at 60 FPS to look equal to a console game running at 30 FPS. That's ridiculous. A PC game running at 30 FPS + 1920x1080 + tons of AA + AF + AO > console game running at 30 FPS. What you mean to say is that console games are better optimized and run at more stable framerates than PC games (which isn't always true). It's increasingly common for console games to vary from 20-30 FPS (or lower, as Dark Souls can attest to).

#2627 MysterD

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:16 PM

Also, a PC game does not need to run at 60 FPS to look equal to a console game running at 30 FPS. That's ridiculous. A PC game running at 30 FPS + 1920x1080 + tons of AA + AF + AO > console game running at 30 FPS. What you mean to say is that console games are better optimized and run at more stable framerates than PC games (which isn't always true). It's increasingly common for console games to vary from 20-30 FPS (or lower, as Dark Souls can attest to).

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:26 PM

I have KOA:R on PC - it runs great & smooth as silk on my PC (i7 950; 1 GB of GF GTX 560 Ti; 8 GB RAM; Win 7 64-bit).

Runs just spiffy (@1920x1200) on my much lesser X3-720BE GTX260 rig.

I could get down w/ NFS: The Run for a whole PENNY.
So is poor JEFFERSON:

Sure, NFS:TR is an awkward but *pretty* racer but it is worth more than than that -- the driving mechanics are decent and it is decently challenging -- unlike, say, NFS:Undercover. I hear there is even an unlock for the 30 FPS cap now. I am so looking forward to NFS:MW2 (at Xmas for under $20).

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#2629 Pats12Sox34

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:08 AM

Has anything been officially announced for the nfs deal? like is it just NFS: The Run or do we get like the original most wanted, hot pursuit etc....New NFS looks legit they really SEEM to have went all out on it

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:23 AM

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:15 AM

this thread is a mess

I know there is a deal tomorrow
i know there is something to do with need for speed
something to do with kingdoms of amalur
something to do with dark souls
and something to do with dead presidents

but, I have no idea how to piece this information together
we really need an upcoming deals section in the main post

#2632 KaOTiK

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:21 AM

Need for Speed The Run is one of the deals for $0.01 , according to Tony who said it would be on sale for a Lincoln.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:24 AM

this thread is a mess

I know there is a deal tomorrow
i know there is something to do with need for speed
something to do with kingdoms of amalur
something to do with dark souls
and something to do with dead presidents

but, I have no idea how to piece this information together
we really need an upcoming deals section in the main post


Some dead presidents are starting to like PC gaming and want to get some deals from Amazon such as NFS series, KOA and the recent Dark Souls :)

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#2634 MysterD

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:27 AM

Need for Speed The Run is one of the deals for $0.01 , according to Tony who said it would be on sale for a Lincoln.


I thought he meant a Lincoln car.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

this thread is a mess

I know there is a deal tomorrow
i know there is something to do with need for speed
something to do with kingdoms of amalur
something to do with dark souls
and something to do with dead presidents

but, I have no idea how to piece this information together
we really need an upcoming deals section in the main post


NFS sale begins tomorrow.
We know NFS: The Run will be $5 (a Lincoln).
We don't know yet the rest of the NFS deals.

We don't know when, but sometime down the line in distant future....
KOA:R Complete will eventually be on sale for $12;
Dark Souls: PTD will eventually be $20 (a Jackson!).

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:38 AM

this thread is a mess

I know there is a deal tomorrow
i know there is something to do with need for speed
something to do with kingdoms of amalur
something to do with dark souls
and something to do with dead presidents

but, I have no idea how to piece this information together
we really need an upcoming deals section in the main post


well here is a straight answer, these are the upcoming deals NFS: The Run $5, Dark Souls PTD $20, Kingdoms of Amalur + All DLC $12

now I don't know when the deals for Dark Souls and KoA are running but NFS will be on sale all of next week starting tomorrow, we are also getting a 14 game bundle with Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, House MD + other games in it which is also coming sometime next week.... there that should about cover it

EDIT: MysterD beat me to it

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:42 AM

well here is a straight answer, these are the upcoming deals NFS: The Run $5, Dark Souls PTD $20, Kingdoms of Amalur + All DLC $12

now I don't know when the deals for Dark Souls and KoA are running but NFS will be on sale all of next week starting tomorrow, we are also getting a 14 game bundle with Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, House MD + other games in it which is also coming sometime next week.... there that should about cover it

EDIT: MysterD beat me to it


I forgot about the Doctor Bundle.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:48 AM

FYI:

If I remember, if you are a resident of the UK, the Dr. Who games are Free. (Don't ask me why but I think the studio that made the games was subsidized by the government.

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#2639 tham1988

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:54 AM

anyone know if kingdoms of amalur is gonna work on steam or just origin?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:56 AM

anyone know if kingdoms of amalur is gonna work on steam or just origin?


It's gonna work on Desura, gamefly's app, the GOG downloader, Impulse, and Origin, but not Steam.