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#2041 MysterD

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

I've heard Max Payne 3 was a pretty good port (aside from being 30 flipping GBs).

Yes, Max Payne 3 PC was an excellent port, IMHO...

...despite wanting 30 GB of freaking space.

 

EDIT:

yea, too bad about the actual game tho

I think if gamers liked the gameplay of Max Payne 1 and 2 + are okay w/ the game talking place in both Brazil and NJ - yeah, they'll dig it.

I thought the game was awesome.


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#2042 asheskitty

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

Yes, Max Payne 3 PC was an excellent port, IMHO...

...despite wanting 30 GB of freaking space.

Well, I thought the 30 GB of textures succeeded in making it visually detailed.... unlike your 35 GB of uncompressed Titanfall audio. To have high visual fidelity you need high res textures.


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#2043 djbooba

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:05 PM

Ever played SMB on a Green (computer) monitor, or Street Fighter II on an Orange (computer) monitor?  Get disappointed that your FamiCom doesn't work on stupid american NTSC TVs?  I have.

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#2044 pasports31

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:06 PM

Well, I thought the 30 GB of textures succeeded in making it visually detailed.... unlike your 35 GB of uncompressed Titanfall audio. To have high visual fidelity you need high res textures.

I don't see what they did wrong then. Usually if you want high visual fidelity, adding in a bunch of uncompressed audio is the way to go.

 

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#2045 MysterD

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:08 PM

is the bully port really that bad?

Depends on what system you run it on.

If you have it or want to get - it's like rolling dice. You don't know what you're gonna get.

You roll a dice - and you'll find out the hard-way if the game works well, poor, decent, or not at all on your system on or not.

It's the way w/ Rockstar's PC ports - especially GTA3 + Bully PC. ;)

 

Bully PC ran on my current PC no problem at a locked 30 FPS and it looked like a PS2-game....

...yet would NOT run on my previous PC which was way above the system requirements.

 

If you can get it going - I think it's a blast of a game. A lot of fun.


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#2046 MysterD

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:11 PM

Well, I thought the 30 GB of textures succeeded in making it visually detailed.... unlike your 35 GB of uncompressed Titanfall audio. To have high visual fidelity you need high res textures.

Oh, I agree w/ you - MP3 is drop-dead gorgeous on the PC, technically.

It's just....you have to make room for it + wait for it to install, more or less. ;)

 

About Titanfall PC - visually, the game looks fine. It certainly don't look technically like Max Payne 3.

Titanfall PC certainly looks better technically than that ESO Beta, though. ;)

The 35 GB of uncompressed audio is kinda crazy for Titanfall PC. If it's high-fidelity audio, then I'd bet people w/ ridiculously high-end surround sound set-ups will probably love that.

But, I don't care too much right now - since I had the HDD space open for it & since I won the game in a contest. ;)


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#2047 sunasun

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

This is the sort of thing that happens when you make friends with burgers:

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#2048 BrownDerby

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

Is anyone else seeing Motoki and vince_carter with Mooby's avatar? I thought it was all Mooby the whole time! Now I'm scared and confused (more than the usual amount).


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#2049 motoki

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

Is anyone else seeing Motoki and vince_carter with Mooby's avatar? I thought it was all Mooby the whole time! Now I'm scared and confused (more than the usual amount).

The answer is in the Amazon thread but TL;DR Tony is gone and Josh is MIA so people are bored.


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#2050 MysterD

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:35 PM

This is the sort of thing that happens when you make friends with burgers:

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Hmmm....I figured this guy would be giving away cheap + horrible games... ;)

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EDIT:

The answer is in the Amazon thread but TL;DR Tony is gone and Josh is MIA so people are bored.

Did they both get into the ESO Beta or something...? ;)


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#2051 Palinn

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:41 PM

I haven't owned a computer monitor in years. Panasonic plasma master race. I also don't have cable though because I only ever used it to watch sports, so I just buy league pass and use netflix. $200ish a month for 300 channels of shit? No thanks guys. 

 

Me three.  I started with a 42", then a 50" and now a 65" which I will continue to LOVE until the day I have to move it.  I also use a 32" LG LD450 on a cart so I can have a game room anywhere in the house.  I love playing games from my recliner.

 

I had Dish but they just raised their rates again so I am now OTA + Netflix.



#2052 asheskitty

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:50 PM

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#2053 Preedatore

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:55 PM

Big tvs are fine for single player games, but if you are playing any competitive multiplayer stuff you better get an actual pc monitor.

#2054 MysterD

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:57 PM

Big tvs are fine for single player games, but if you are playing any competitive multiplayer stuff you better get an actual pc monitor.

I'd guess using big TV's for PC games while sitting on couch are probably fine for games that you'd play w/ a game-pad.

 

I don't know - but I think games I'd use KB/mouse with, I'd rather sit-up close right up to my 23'' 1080p monitor.

 

Of course, I play all my PC games on my monitor.


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#2055 Eternal Session

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:16 AM

This is my first post here, and I was wondering, is this really legitimate? The prices for some of these games are really low. How can they charge so little for them?



#2056 DPsycho

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:21 AM

I remember several years back when F.y.e stores were still around, t

 

What happened to your F.Y.E.'s?  I have two near me, stopped in one just a couple of weeks ago.

 

 

 

My 5" [REDACTED] was could run on batteries, I ran it from the wall wart.  My [REDACTED] quality was quite good.

 

Unnecessarily censored that for you.

 

 

 

Looks like Spoder spun me another web of lies.

 

I see what you did there.

 

 

 

This is my first post here, and I was wondering, is this really legitimate? The prices for some of these games are really low. How can they charge so little for them?

 

Welcome to the Steam master race.

 

The real kicker is that many of the games give you free cards that you can sell to other people for real Steam credit and get all your game purchases for free.



#2057 Eternal Session

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:26 AM

 

Welcome to the Steam master race.

 

The real kicker is that many of the games give you free cards that you can sell to other people for real Steam credit and get all your game purchases for free.

 

Are... are you serious? You're not messing with me, are you? How do you get these cards?



#2058 MysterD

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:31 AM

Are... are you serious? You're not messing with me, are you? How do you get these cards?

Game must support Steam cards, in 1st place.

 

Run games -- whether you play them actually; or decide to just run game idly in background just to generate + farm cards, up to you.

 

Then, go sell or trade cards on the Steam Card Market.


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#2059 Detruire

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:35 AM

It's also worth pointing out that the cards don't sell for enough cover the cost of the game (except in rare cases), so the "get all your game purchases for free" part is rubbish.


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#2060 Neuro5i5

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:35 AM

This is my first post here, and I was wondering, is this really legitimate? The prices for some of these games are really low. How can they charge so little for them?

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#2061 dfg

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:37 AM

Don't believe them. Steam is just a big DRM/millinery/collectible scam. Stay far away.


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#2062 walkonshadows

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:41 AM

This is my first post here, and I was wondering, is this really legitimate? The prices for some of these games are really low. How can they charge so little for them?

       The truth is console manufacturers sell the consoles to you at a loss due to the fact that the tech being put into them is new and still bleeding edge. They offset this with the fees charged on top of the software (game disc), which is why console games are always higher priced, even when on sale, compared to PC games. In PC gaming, you pay a premium up front by the cost associated with you building or buying a PC rig capable of playing the games you want ($500 or more at a minimum, likely $1,000 if it's your first machine with the added cost of things usually recycled in a new build such as monitors, hard drives, power supplies, controllers, keyboards, mice, etc.) , meaning there is no premium (fee) built into the software cost like there is with the console manufacturers, who need to recoup from selling you a high end machine as cheap as they can up front.

        This strategy is known as a "loss leader". With the advent of digital gaming, this divide has become even more stark and obvious. This is why if market share in consoles isn't immediately found, the console can't survive (R.I.P. Sega Saturn), as the software sales aren't creating the "stop gap" necessary to recoup the cost of underselling the hardware. PC games (at least where us CAG's are concerned) are measured in pennies, console games you pay with dollars, lot's of them.


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#2063 Eternal Session

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:43 AM

Game must support Steam cards, in 1st place.

 

Run games -- whether you play them actually; or decide to just run game idly in background just to generate + farm cards, up to you.

 

Then, go sell or trade cards on the Steam Card Market.

 

Thanks for that information. That's great advice.

 

It's also worth pointing out that the cards don't sell for enough cover the cost of the game (except in rare cases), so the "get all your game purchases for free" part is rubbish.

 

I see. But getting more discounts on already steep discounts are still amazing, I think.

 

Some required reading for new entrants courtesy of BigSpoonyBard.

 

Thanks a lot. I'll read that immediately.

 

Don't believe them. Steam is just a big DRM/millinery/collectible scam. Stay far away.

 

With prices like these, I think I can make a few compromises.



#2064 DPsycho

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:44 AM

It's also worth pointing out that the cards don't sell for enough cover the cost of the game (except in rare cases), so the "get all your game purchases for free" part is rubbish.

 

I haven't put a cent into the Steam store since before the card beta in May last year.  When I list the cards I've accumulated, I generally add $5-10 to my wallet in one weekend.  There's nothing rubbish about it.

 

Granted, I have well over 1000 games in my library, so the number of cards I've gained and sold and gained again through booster packs is considerable.



#2065 Eternal Session

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:45 AM

The truth is console manufacturers sell the consoles to you at a loss due to the fact that the tech being put into them is new and still bleeding edge. They offset this with the fees charged on top of the software (game disc), which is why console games are always higher priced, even when on sale, compared to PC games. In PC gaming, you pay a premium up front by the cost associated with you building or buying a PC rig capable of playing the games you want ($500 or more at a minimum, likely $1,000 if it's your first machine with the added cost of things usually recycled in a new build such as monitors, hard drives, power supplies, controllers, keyboards, mice, etc.) , meaning there is no premium (fee) built into the software cost for the console manufacturers need to recoup from selling you a high end machine as cheap as they can up front. This strategy is known as a "loss leader". With the advent of digital gaming, this divide has become even more stark and obvious.

Wow, I see. That's very interesting to know. So that's why these games are so inexpensive.



#2066 Eternal Session

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:46 AM

I haven't put a cent into the Steam store since before the card beta in May last year.  When I list the cards I've accumulated, I generally add $5-10 to my wallet in one weekend.  There's nothing rubbish about it.

 

Granted, I have well over 1000 games in my library, so the number of cards I've gained and sold and gained again through booster packs is considerable.

 

1,000 games? Never mind the price, how in the world will you find the time to play all of them?



#2067 Neuro5i5

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:47 AM

1,000 games? Never mind the price, how in the world will you find the time to play all of them?

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#2068 DPsycho

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:48 AM

1,000 games? Never mind the price, how in the world will you find the time to play all of them?

 

There's a saying in this thread.  CAG's don't play their Steam games.  We backlog them.

 

That being said, we had a push last month to try and complete four games each in the four-week month.

 

Most of us have robust libraries, teeming with games we've never played, thanks to various indie bundles that give Steam keys.  Check out the links in post #2 of this thread.



#2069 Eternal Session

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:49 AM

We don't play games.  We buy them.

 

That doesn't sound right. Why buy them if not to play them?



#2070 Waggles

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:49 AM

1,000 games? Never mind the price, how in the world will you find the time to play all of them?

Finding ways to get cheap games is the game. We don't actually play most of what we own :P
 
…Also, a lot of bundle games suck
 

That doesn't sound right. Why buy them if not to play them?

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