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#14412841 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on Yesterday, 09:31 PM in Video Game Deals

Winning an opportunity to pay nearly 2x MSRP:

 

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But I suppose it depends on your level of desperation and how much it's worth to not have to worry about the price gouging BS any more.




#14412785 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by Insomniac_34 on Yesterday, 05:21 PM in Video Game Deals

So Humble has a Sonic 30th Anniversary Sale going on at the moment. Only thing of note is that Team Sonic Racing got its largest discount yet, down to $4 (90% off). Even less with a Choice subscription. Game looked mediocre last time I saw it though so I'm not sure if I'd just rather re-install Transformed instead.




#14411235 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 20 July 2021 - 03:18 PM in Video Game Deals

Has revoking keys that were included in a bundle ever worked out for a developer? Every time I see this happens it always unfolds the same way:

 

1. Developer revokes keys

2. Community gets mad, review bombs game

3. Developer concedes, asks people to contact them for replacement keys (i.e. unnecessary work for both sides)

 

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BTW, did anyone try heading out to a BB this morning for an RTX 3xxx FE card? Lots of stores got a bunch in stock. The one 20+ minutes away from me got stock but I'm betting they're fresh out by now since it's one of only two in Massachusetts to get any.




#14410782 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 17 July 2021 - 08:17 PM in Video Game Deals

They already updated the specs to state its a socketed 2230 (your pc uses the larger 2280 form factor). So yes you can find them, but they will cost more (the ones I see that are actually NVME and not just sata interface on an m.2 cost 150-200$ for a 512gb) so its not some huge cost savings by doing it yourself, and thats also if its actually easy to open and get to the socket and you feel like possibly breaking it in the process

 

There are 128 GB options that are considerably cheaper ($20-25), but if you're gonna pop it open and use up the one available slot, 128 GB doesn't seem worth the trouble. And at that point, considering the costs of the larger drives, then yeah, you're better off just paying more up front.

 

There's a small part of me that feels like, if I hadn't just bought a new CPU/motherboard/SSD back in December, I might have waited on the Steam Deck and a dock to use that as my main computer. Could probably get away with playing indies and older games on a 1080p monitor without issue. I've always had a desire to go with a more compact setup and that's one interesting way to go about it. But I still feel like I'd run into problems using it as a handheld (my hands cramp up after ~30 minutes on the Switch).




#14410630 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 16 July 2021 - 11:09 PM in Video Game Deals

Humble "Games That You Minimize When Someone Walks Into The Room" Bundle




#14410018 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 15 July 2021 - 05:01 PM in Video Game Deals

Steam Deck

 

- Portable Steam PC

- Supposedly runs modern AAA games well

- Built on Zen 2 + RDNA 2

- Dock to connect to TV and use peripherals (sold separately)

- Starts at $400 for 64GB model

- Coming December 2021

 

Really don't know what to make of that button placement. Looks like it could be super uncomfortable but they needed room for the trackpads so it works well with non-controller games. So it's gotta be cramped to some extent.




#14408647 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 08 July 2021 - 07:21 PM in Video Game Deals

There's something immensely satisfying about the puzzle design of the Room games and the way everything transforms and unfolds as you progress.




#14408493 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 08 July 2021 - 12:08 AM in Video Game Deals

American Truck Simulator: Idaho

American Truck Simulator: Colorado

American Truck Simulator: Utah

Dicey Dungeons

 

Undecided on whether or not I wanna spend $8.xx to get the rest of the Rusty Lake games.




#14408458 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 07 July 2021 - 09:06 PM in Video Game Deals

Seems like a positive. Only issue i can think of is if you own a monitor with a particular flavor of adaptive sync. You could also theoretically drop 2gb of vram depending on models involved.

Yeah, it's a 6GB card vs. the 8GB on the 580 but at 1080p I'd imagine it's nothing to worry about. And my FreeSync monitor says it's compatible with GTX 16xx cards so that's covered.




#14408450 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 07 July 2021 - 08:35 PM in Video Game Deals

It's either become much too difficult to put together a decent bundle lately, or they just don't care.

It's the former. Microsoft (Game Pass), Epic (Thursday freebies), and I'd assume to some extent Nintendo (the Switch is an indie powerhouse) have all made it easier for some developers to avoid having to put their games in bundles for chump change.




#14408445 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 07 July 2021 - 08:09 PM in Video Game Deals

Getting a GTX 1660 OC back from RMA in place of an RX 580 seems like a more-than-fair deal, right? I asked for a replacement after the fix didn't stick the first time I sent it in and this is what MSI offered. Trying to find a downside but can't, unless I'm missing something.




#14408328 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 07 July 2021 - 04:44 AM in Video Game Deals

I thought about buying Death Stranding so I could play a game where you make deliveries across a desolate wasteland that's brimming with despair, but it was cheaper to just get the Idaho DLC for American Truck Simulator instead.




#14408135 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 06 July 2021 - 05:14 PM in Video Game Deals

Is Yakuza 3 and Paradise Killer enough for me to take this one, particularly since I'm burnt out on Yakuza games right now?

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I'll say this about Yakuza 3: As someone who played Yakuza Kiwami 2 about a month prior to jumping into Y3, I just couldn't get through it. I think it was less being burnt out on the series and more a matter of the gameplay having aged so poorly. It really does feel like the PS3-era game that it is. YMMV of course. I ended up skipping 3-5 and just watched the movies online so I could head straight to Y6 (which was fantastic). No ragrets.




#14408045 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 06 July 2021 - 01:29 PM in Video Game Deals

Quick reminder that we're approaching 24 hours remaining until the Epic Games Store Bundle expires. Just look at what people are saying about it:

 

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#14407829 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 05 July 2021 - 01:20 AM in Video Game Deals

Fun story: Opened up my case this evening to test something out. Had to remove my SSD and in the process, I dropped the m.2 screw somewhere on the motherboard and didn't see where it rolled. Tilted the case all around to see if it would roll out, but nothing. I ended up taking the entire PC apart to try and find that damn screw. Motherboard, PSU, everything, piece by piece. I eventually found it lodged under the CPU lever here:

 

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I wasted an hour doing this.

 

Happy 4th.




#14406586 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 29 June 2021 - 02:06 AM in Video Game Deals

Anyone ever tried this? Would tax negate the advantages of this method?

 

Would they charge tax on GCs? I've never paid tax on GCs since that would mean they get you twice (once when you buy it, again when you use it).




#14406322 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 27 June 2021 - 07:03 PM in Video Game Deals

do your worst

 

In keeping with the CP2077 theme, the chair arrives incomplete and infested with bugs.
 




#14406243 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 27 June 2021 - 01:26 AM in Video Game Deals

Any discounts for steam cash out there? I know they're rare but I'm not finding anything

Target had a B1G1 15%-off last week, but nothing this week and doesn't look like it for next week either.




#14406202 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 26 June 2021 - 06:55 PM in Video Game Deals

How complete does it feel? i love old-school shooters but i dont wanna play a game if it ends halfway out of nowhere

Well I'm two chapters in out of (I believe) 16 so it's too early to say for sure, but it certainly feels like a fun old-school shooter up to this point. Weapons are satisfying, action is intense, very polished. Early game enemies are fairly similar to the ones you find in Doom. There's also a supposedly-robust map editor so people can create custom campaigns if you aren't feeling the standard one. But so far so good.




#14406198 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 26 June 2021 - 06:42 PM in Video Game Deals

Microsoft has been all over the place these last couple days IRT W11 requirements. From TPM 2.0 to TPM 1.2 and now back to TPM 2.0. Also initially said you'd need at least a 1 TB NVME for DirectStorage only to drop the 1 TB minimum later in the day.

 

And just a heads up that Prodeus came to PC Game Pass the other day and so far after the first two chapters it's fantastic. They really nailed the level design, music and gunplay.




#14406003 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 25 June 2021 - 06:58 PM in Video Game Deals

Conclusion: I wasted 3 minutes of my life.

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#14405786 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 24 June 2021 - 09:31 PM in Video Game Deals

Ugh.  That app is a pain when dealing with Xbox Game Pass games.  

It really is. Game Pass didn't realize that I uninstalled it, so every time I started up GP, I'd get error pop-ups about the EA Desktop app missing. Eventually found a fix but it took hours.




#14405743 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 24 June 2021 - 05:59 PM in Video Game Deals

Yeah, the writing is solid. Neat little event for the ~15-20 minutes it takes to go through everything.




#14405734 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 24 June 2021 - 05:31 PM in Video Game Deals

I'm a genius gorilla or something.

I got Paranormal Professor:

 

Imagine if you looked in a microscope, and instead of an amoeba, you saw a ghost! It’s an idea too terrifying for most scientists. That’s why ghost science is so far behind the other sciences. Everyone’s too scared to make discoveries! That’s where you, the world’s first accredited ghost scholar, come in. You like science, but you’re also very brave.



#14405725 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Insomniac_34 on 24 June 2021 - 05:13 PM in Video Game Deals

A reminder that the July Humble Choice will go live July 6th, two days before the Summer sale ends. Just in case you don't mind waiting around to see if something you want gets bundled next month.