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Steam Deals Thread V13 ~ Star Wars Empire at War $6.80 | The Legend of Korra $10.04 | Red Faction Guerrilla $2.99 |


#13801 bob101910   Cammy's Cat CAGiversary!   4268 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:11 PM

If those specs are true I can't wait to hear UBI bitching that no one bought the PC game.

 

Then the endless PC debate comes back, lol.

There will be plenty of people saying "I have worse specs than that and the game runs perfectly." 

 

Then later they mention how the game slows down to a crawl during combat, but it is "barely noticeable". Much like how Shadow of Mordor reviews on Steam are.



#13802 Neuropod   Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! CAGiversary!   2363 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:15 PM

Namco has Dark Souls II for $19.47 and the Season Pass for $16.22. Record lows for both unless I'm mistaken.



#13803 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:29 PM

wtf I guess it's time to replace my 7870

Until Ubi speaks on it + says what the specs are, it's a rumor.

Though, if they confirm what we know - yeah, those are some crazy-stiff req's.

 

EDIT 2:

There will be plenty of people saying "I have worse specs than that and the game runs perfectly." 

 

Then later they mention how the game slows down to a crawl during combat, but it is "barely noticeable". Much like how Shadow of Mordor reviews on Steam are.

If it's "barely noticeable" and someone's pointing it - then it's noticeable and happens! :P

 

What they need to expand upon is: slow-downs happens in X areas, or when X amount of enemies on screen, or whatever the cases might be.

 

EDIT 1:

 

Namco has Dark Souls II for $19.47 and the Season Pass for $16.22. Record lows for both unless I'm mistaken.

 

Thanks for reminding me - I still need to work on Dark Souls 1: PTD (PC). ;)

Will keep waiting for DS2 + SP to get cheaper.



#13804 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:36 PM

Daily Deal
Gunpoint - $9.99 $1.99
 
Weekend Deals
The Forest - $14.99 $10.04
ARMA III - $59.99 $29.99
Zeno Clash 2 - $14.99 $1.94
Narco Terror - $9.99 $2.49
Secret Files: Sam Peters - $9.99 $2.49
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Special Editions - $9.99 $2.49
Supreme Commander - $14.99 $3.74
Emergency 2014 - $19.99 $4.99
Saints Row: The Third - $14.99 $3.74
Dead Island - $19.99 $4.99
Risen 2: Dark Waters - $19.99 $4.99
Lost Horizon - $9.99 $2.49
Risen - $9.99 $2.49
Secret Files Tunguska - $9.99 $2.49
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis - $9.99 $2.49
Saints Row 2 - $9.99 $2.49
Metro: Last Light Redux - $24.99 $14.99
Metro 2033 Redux - $24.99 $14.99
Dead Island: Epidemic - $16.99 $11.38
Killer is Dead - Nightmare Edition - $19.99 $8
Young Justice: Legacy - $19.99 $9.99
Sacred 3 - $49.99 $24.99
Homefront - $19.99 $9.99
Metro: Last Light Redux - $24.99 $14.99
Metro 2033 Redux - $24.99 $14.99
Dead Island: Epidemic - $16.99 $11.38



#13805 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:41 PM

Is this the 9th or 10th Deep Silver weekend?

666th, I think.



#13806 archibishopofBAH   Insidious and insipid. CAGiversary!   4243 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:47 PM

There will be plenty of people saying "I have worse specs than that and the game runs perfectly." 

 

Then later they mention how the game slows down to a crawl during combat, but it is "barely noticeable". Much like how Shadow of Mordor reviews on Steam are.

Except a lot of times, there are more than a few people who never have any complaints.

 

My rig now is above requirements for a lot of new games, but I used to have a machine that was lower than minimum on a lot of games. I was regularly able to play games out of my machine's "league" with no problems at all. My screenshot library on Steam starts from when I had a P4 and a 5670 and was reguarly running AAA games that I had no business playing if requirements were to be believed (I only had a max res of 1330X768 with the old monitor). The new Tomb Raider ran very well on that set up. Sleeping Dogs also ran well on that. I upgraded that PC (which was a mistake) to a quad 6600 but still kept the same GPU and finally hit the wall when I got a monitor that went to 1080. Now I have a entirely new system.

 

The fact is, requirements are rarely accurate. You will have people on virtually every new release that exceed requirements and have problems and people below requirements that have none. It all depends on optimization. The better a game is optimized, the more likely it will work for those with lesser machines.

 

Considering Ubi's track record with optimizing AC games, I would bet that this one will not work as well with lesser machines than other games do, but it'd also be no surprise if it does work well enough for people to play and enjoy it. Case in point, on my old P4/5670 I was able to play the Ezio series all the way through until 3 finally said no which to this day is IMO the worst PC game in the last 5 years based simply on technical reasons and nothing to do with the quality (its crap but thats besides the point) of the gameplay. 



#13807 wtsutton   Lost my hippie lettuce! CAGiversary!   943 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:59 PM

When does the Halloween sale begin?

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry....couldn't help myself.  :D



#13808 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 06:12 PM

When does the Halloween sale begin?

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry....couldn't help myself.  :D

GameFly's PC digital download sale is already going:

http://digital.gamef...!/promotion/207

 

Oh, wait - you meant Steam, eh? ;)

Only Lord GaBeN knows. ;)



#13809 Naked Snake Eyes   What would Snake do? CAGiversary!   6462 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 06:13 PM

If those specs are true I can't wait to hear UBI bitching that no one bought the PC game.

 

Then the endless PC debate comes back, lol.

Well I'm sure they would rather have you buy the console version anyway.



#13810 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 06:17 PM

Well I'm sure they would rather have you buy the console version anyway.

I think Ubi would rather gamers buy all versions ASAP for maximum profit. ;)

 

I think Ubi - any many others, for that matter - would love if gamers bought console-version now + then way later buy PC-version.

Why else would many companies normally put out console-versions first, then PC later? ;)

And why else would they put out different SKU's and version for different platforms + multi-platform these games?

 

I also think Ubi might figure everyone buying the PC-version likely will wait for a Steam sale, a few patches, and some PC hardware upgrades anyways. ;)

Ubi seems to often put-out basic, lazy, and/or poorly optimized PC ports, anyways.



#13811 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   5253 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 06:26 PM

I'll just reiterate for those who might be new to this thread: buy Gunpoint! DO IT!!



#13812 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10164 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:07 PM

^ Couldn't be anymore wrong about Risen 1 but... consider the source.  Anywayz... Saints Derp the Herp (4th) is getting into the possible buy pricing zone.  Don't know if all the junky DLC is worthwhile, though.



#13813 Auburn   No. 009 CAGiversary!   704 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:15 PM

^ Couldn't be anymore wrong about Risen 1 but... consider the source.  Anywayz... Saints Derp the Herp (4th) is getting into the possible buy pricing zone.  Don't know if all the junky DLC is worthwhile, though.

You can easily find the complete version for 2.5 keys if you're into that kind of thing.



#13814 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10164 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:17 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.



#13815 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4254 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

You can easily find the complete version for 2.5 keys if you're into that kind of thing.

Is the Risen 2 DLC worth (~$4 for all, currently) it?



#13816 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10164 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 07:30 PM

No, the extra content is subpar... as is the entire game.



#13817 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:27 PM

For those who were wondering about those stiff ACU's PC specs we saw rumored, looks like UbiSoft's made them official:

http://blog.ubi.com/...unity-pc-specs/



#13818 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10164 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:35 PM


Video Card
Minimum
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 GB VRAM)

 

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#13819 Auburn   No. 009 CAGiversary!   704 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:37 PM

 

 

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But 30fps gives it a more cinematic feel!



#13820 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10164 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:40 PM

I remember when RAGE allegedly required two of these two run:

 

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#13821 blueArcana   Whorin' for Corin CAGiversary!   933 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:58 PM

Fixing Tebow's plumbing?

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#13822 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:02 PM

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ACU PC might be stuck at 900p, as well. ;)



#13823 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   5255 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:05 PM

But 30fps gives it a more cinematic feel!

24 fps with cinematic frame drops slowdowns or nothing.



#13824 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   3919 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:11 PM

24 fps with cinematic frame drops slowdowns or nothing.


Ffft, I'm holding out for 12.

#13825 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:12 PM

Ffft, I'm holding out for 12.

Great. I always wanted a slide-show. ;)



#13826 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   5255 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:50 PM

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Nice Australia pricing.



#13827 Blade   Imminently Punchable CAGiversary!   13843 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:52 PM

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Nice Australia pricing.

 

Someone buy this for me.



#13828 JohnHarker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1263 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:56 PM

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Nice Australia pricing.

 

Any Australians here?

 

Sweet! Managed to snag one.



#13829 MysterD   37 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   23672 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:58 PM

Except a lot of times, there are more than a few people who never have any complaints.

 

My rig now is above requirements for a lot of new games, but I used to have a machine that was lower than minimum on a lot of games. I was regularly able to play games out of my machine's "league" with no problems at all. My screenshot library on Steam starts from when I had a P4 and a 5670 and was reguarly running AAA games that I had no business playing if requirements were to be believed (I only had a max res of 1330X768 with the old monitor). The new Tomb Raider ran very well on that set up. Sleeping Dogs also ran well on that. I upgraded that PC (which was a mistake) to a quad 6600 but still kept the same GPU and finally hit the wall when I got a monitor that went to 1080. Now I have a entirely new system.

 

The fact is, requirements are rarely accurate. You will have people on virtually every new release that exceed requirements and have problems and people below requirements that have none. It all depends on optimization. The better a game is optimized, the more likely it will work for those with lesser machines.

 

Considering Ubi's track record with optimizing AC games, I would bet that this one will not work as well with lesser machines than other games do, but it'd also be no surprise if it does work well enough for people to play and enjoy it. Case in point, on my old P4/5670 I was able to play the Ezio series all the way through until 3 finally said no which to this day is IMO the worst PC game in the last 5 years based simply on technical reasons and nothing to do with the quality (its crap but thats besides the point) of the gameplay. 

As far as I'm concerned - on the technical + performance side of things, AC3 PC is a much better port than what the hell we got w/ Deadly Premonition PC.

 

At least AC3 PC would run decently on my PC - i.e. around 30 FPS at some kind of settings. With AC3 PC, I didn't have to worry about other kind of technical stability nonsense.

 

All stuff I had to deal with on Deadly Premonition PC include slow-downs, stutters, sudden crashes to desktops, having to run game for about 1-3 hours before it would crash, injecting DPFix to unlock it from 720p, run a 3rd party LAA (Large Address Awareness) program just to keep the game from crashing in shorter time-frames, run the game in Windows 98 Compatibility Mode (game crashes more often, if you don't do this), and save often just in case any nonsense could occur that'd CTD me (causing me to lose any progress made since my last save). The framerate would start at 60 FPS and then slowly but surely drop to an eventual crawl (think like single-digit to 10 FPS, normally) until it decides to CTD. Deadly Premonition PC has NO graphical settings - meaning, once it decides to runs like garbage (likely from some kind of memory-leak bug, I'd guess), you're screwed.

 

Hopefully, before it gets bad, performance-wise - you've made your save; quit out the game; and then boot the game-up from scratch again.



#13830 travathian   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1891 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:58 PM

Someone buy this for me.

x10 for me plz. I need cheap, torturous xmas presents for all my 'friends' out there.