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#89941 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   4748 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:21 AM

Well it's your call. But between the inferior engine of DR4 vs DR1 (shown in the video), the lack of interactivity of DR4 vs DR1 (also shown in the video) and TJ Rotolo not voicing Frank West (which makes no sense, seeing as they got him back for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite not even a year later) I don't see myself ever paying more than $10 on the game.

Could the voice work issue have been because of the VO strike? (Not sure if the dates line up or not.)

#89942 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1036 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:30 PM

Could the voice work issue have been because of the VO strike? (Not sure if the dates line up or not.)

 

Apparently not.

 

https://www.gamespot...k/1100-6443820/



#89943 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   4981 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:56 PM

That's so not fair to outhouses, nor the person who had to dig and install the vault tank before constructing the outhouse itself. I mean, that's a 3x3x3 hole in the ground, which you then secure and keep watertight so as to not taint the soil or groundwater. 
 
No, the stuff you're talking about is for those extra filthy sorts that use a surface privy, which is basically a box with no bottom that you set on the ground, and then cut a hole in the top of, leaving your mess as it falls, and then moving your privy box as need be. 
 
Nasty filthy sorts, surface privy users.


Isn't that technically a pit privy? I think you have to dig some sort of hole (i.e., pit) under your box or it would only be good for a few uses before you had to relocate it.

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#89944 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9650 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:17 PM

Last night some of us played Sniper Elite 4.  We completed a 12-round session and killed lots and lots of Nazis.  Even the Nazis in the fancy black uniforms and armor got shot.  Take that, Nazis!  We didn't just snipe them either; we also shot them with submachine guns, pistols, had planes drop bombs on them, blew them up with landmines and threw something at them which Fox charmingly called "stick mines" because Fox is apparently unfamiliar with the word "grenade".

 

Afterward, we played about four rounds of PUBG which were largely terrible, although we did manage to kill some people most of the time.  They just killed us more.  Highlight of the evening was watching Fox shoot at some graffiti he disliked and then explode because he was standing in a red zone to do it.

 

Tonight is Friday night and that means we return to the One Field of Battle to kill proto-Nazis.  Maybe we'll kill Hitler!  Did you know that Hitler served in the German army during World War One?  That's an arcane fact that very few people know, maybe like six or seven.  Anyway, if you're against Nazis then you'll want to show up to kill their fathers.  Anyone who isn't in Discord tonight will be outed to the Huffington Post as a Nazi lover.  No pressure, though.



#89945 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   4748 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:27 PM

That's rather an odd choice considering there's already a 10 years between games (2006, 2016). 



#89946 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   4748 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:33 PM

Tonight is Friday night and that means we return to the One Field of Battle to kill proto-Nazis.  Maybe we'll kill Hitler!  Did you know that Hitler served in the German army during World War One?  That's an arcane fact that very few people know, maybe like six or seven.

His infamous mustache came from his time serving in WWI.  He was ordered to trim it down so his gas mask would get a better seal.

 

In case anyone is really curious.



#89947 IAmTheCheapestFox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   19632 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:44 PM

Last night some of us played Sniper Elite 4.  We completed a 12-round session and killed lots and lots of Nazis.  Even the Nazis in the fancy black uniforms and armor got shot.  Take that, Nazis!  We didn't just snipe them either; we also shot them with submachine guns, pistols, had planes drop bombs on them, blew them up with landmines and threw something at them which Fox charmingly called "stick mines" because Fox is apparently unfamiliar with the word "grenade".

 

Afterward, we played about four rounds of PUBG which were largely terrible, although we did manage to kill some people most of the time.  They just killed us more.  Highlight of the evening was watching Fox shoot at some graffiti he disliked and then explode because he was standing in a red zone to do it.

 

Tonight is Friday night and that means we return to the One Field of Battle to kill proto-Nazis.  Maybe we'll kill Hitler!  Did you know that Hitler served in the German army during World War One?  That's an arcane fact that very few people know, maybe like six or seven.  Anyway, if you're against Nazis then you'll want to show up to kill their fathers.  Anyone who isn't in Discord tonight will be outed to the Huffington Post as a Nazi lover.  No pressure, though.

Yeah, the damn game doesn't like it when you shoot it's Twitcher graffiti.  I played some duo with my brother after that.  Highlight of that was when I rushed into a building because I knew another duo was in there.  I thought they were on the top floor, but nope, they were on the bottom floor.  As I opened the door one guy ran by me and I shot at him but he just kept running upstairs. His buddy retreated into the bathroom on the first floor and I rushed him and emptied an extended clip of my AKM, knocking him out and killing him in one barrage of ammo.  Then his dumb friend decided to finally come back downstairs to help him after he was dead, but I managed to empty another extended clip of 7.62 into that guy, killing him too.  So I downed a whole duo and then after it was all said and done I noticed four crates on the floor and realized I killed these two guys right after they had killed two other guys in the house.  I looted to my hearts content and then we both died a few minutes later from some asshole sniping who I'm pretty sure was exploiting the see through houses glitch.  


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#89948 archibishopofBAH   Insidious and insipid. CAGiversary!   4000 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

More Valve changes to Steam, this time in respect to keys.

 

https://www.vg247.co...p-game-bundles/

 

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Here's the language from Valve, may not be a bad thing entirely. Maybe it limits the shovelware...

 

 

 

 

Steam keys have always been available for free to our partners to help them sell PC games at physical retail and on other digital stores. In return, we've asked that partners offer Steam customers a fair deal, similar to what they're offering on other stores. None of that is changing.

But over the last few years, new features and additions to Steam have changed the way Steam keys were being used, for instance as a means for game-shaped objects to monetize on Steam through methods other than actually selling fun games to customers. Most notably, this meant farming Steam Trading Cards. We shared a lot of info about that issue, and our response to it, here.

While our changes did impact the economics of trading card farming for new products coming to Steam, there are still a lot of games and game-shaped objects using Steam keys as a way to manipulate Steam systems. As a result, we're trying to look more closely at extreme examples of products on Steam that don't seem to be providing actual value as playable games-for instance, when a game has sold 100 units, has mostly negative reviews, but requests 500,000 Steam keys. We're not interested in supporting trading card farming or bot networks at the expense of being able to provide value and service for players.

It's completely OK for partners to sell their games on other sites via Steam keys, and run discounts or bundles on other stores, and we'll continue granting free keys to help partners do those things. But it's not OK to negatively impact our customers by manipulating our store and features."



#89949 Modest Package  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:12 PM

More Valve changes to Steam, this time in respect to keys.

 

https://www.vg247.co...p-game-bundles/

 

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Here's the language from Valve, may not be a bad thing entirely. Maybe it limits the shovelware...

http://www.pcgamer.c...worth-the-cost/

 

Sounds like it's just going to target shovelware



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:21 PM

RIP those giveaway sites i'm too lazy to use



#89951 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   4748 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:29 PM

More Valve changes to Steam, this time in respect to keys.

 

https://www.vg247.co...p-game-bundles/

 

 

Here's the language from Valve, may not be a bad thing entirely. Maybe it limits the shovelware...

Yeah, doesn't seem like its aimed at Humble, GMG or the like so no need to think the sky is falling...  I will keep an eye towards the sky as I cannot help but worry that at some point Steam is going to become tighter and tighter in regards to buying/selling elsewhere.



#89952 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9650 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:31 PM

From that VG247 article:

 

First, as Valve rightly stated, selling a Steam key on other sites cheats it out of the 30% cut it would otherwise get from the sale, had it been done on Steam.

No, it doesn't.  If you're offering an option to someone and they take it, you are not being "cheated" out of anything.  It's certainly possible to abuse it, much like eating 12lbs of crab legs at the Chinese buffet, but merely making use of the option is not "cheating" anyone.  Offering free keys is explicitly one of the perks Steamworks advertises on the website to draw in developers.

 

I have no issue with Steam clamping down on creating 500,000 keys for some shit developer to give away on Gleam because they want to make card money off a crap game.  And that only affects the very worst of bundles.  Places like Humble shouldn't see need to worry with the new restrictions as proposed.

 

If it DID start affecting quality developers to the point where it was harder for them to bundle with a reputable site or sell games retail then I suspect you'd see GOG, Origin or Uplay making a play for those developers instead.  Which Valve doesn't really want so I'm guessing their reach here is somewhat self-limited.



#89953 madjoki   Hey, y no wen free!? CAGiversary!   4884 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:03 PM

It's targeted at game-shaped objects and not real games. It will zero effect on real bundles etc. maybe even better since less 1cent keys to will fill bundle with.



#89954 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9650 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:07 PM

Of course, if Steam actually put half an effort into keeping "game shaped objects" out of its catalog, they wouldn't need to worry about creating 500,000 keys for said trash quasi-games.



#89955 FissFiss   Meow CAGiversary!   8064 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:18 PM

Not a game deal...but the Amazon Echo DOT is free right now.... (glitch?)

 

https://www.amazon.c...uct/B01DFKC2SO/



#89956 DrR0Ck   King Coral Head CAGiversary!   1506 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:39 PM

Not a game deal...but the Amazon Echo DOT is free right now.... (glitch?)

 

https://www.amazon.c...uct/B01DFKC2SO/

Dead, I think.   This item is only available from third-party sellers



#89957 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4814 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:44 PM

Haven't played it myself, but this video alone convinced me it isn't worth spending more than maybe $10 on.

 

apparently you haven't read about the counter-protest and riot from the Zombie right Group.  

 

Them zombie got offended and sued the game developers for inappropriate portrayal of the zombie people.  :-



#89958 warreni   Eminently punchable CAGiversary!   4981 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

It's targeted at game-shaped objects and not real games. It will zero effect on real bundles etc. maybe even better since less 1cent keys to will fill bundle with.


Why is this term in our lexicon now? "game-shaped object"

What the frickety-frack is a game shaped like? Is it a dodecahedron? A sphere? A cylinder?

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#89959 KeeperOfWind  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:05 PM

More Valve changes to Steam, this time in respect to keys.

 

https://www.vg247.co...p-game-bundles/

 

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Here's the language from Valve, may not be a bad thing entirely. Maybe it limits the shovelware...

Someone fill me in with info, digital keys is costing valve money?

I thought those keys are good as worthless till they're redeemed and used.


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#89960 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2451 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:13 PM

Why is this term in our lexicon now? "game-shaped object"

What the frickety-frack is a game shaped like? Is it a dodecahedron? A sphere? A cylinder?

It's like pornography, you know it when you see it. Unless it's a hentai-maker game then maybe you don't see it but hope it ends up in a deviant bundle.



#89961 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   617 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:19 PM

Someone fill me in with info, digital keys is costing valve money?

I thought those keys are good as worthless till they're redeemed and used.

I imagine that they're clearly intending to make 99% of their money OFF of steam

But Steam offers the servers for downloading, a community hub with screenshots, steam cloud. It may not cost Valve directly, but it does impact their performance and needs of better servers and maintenance.

 

I'm not Steam or a steam-publisher so I could be wrong about all this. The question probably should be, does Valve charge money for generating keys? If so, that fee should cover the cost of this crap. If not, then yes, these shovelware companies are taking advantage.



#89962 MysterD   "Iconic" VRAM-Fanatic + DRM-Free Toaster CAGiversary!   22464 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:45 PM

Spent about 3 hours last night w/ Prey 2017 Demo on Steam.

 

I am having tons of Bioshock & System Shock 2 feels here. With all of the Bioshock & System Shock 2 references, I feel like...I'm home. Pretty much, you even start w/ a Wrench & there's a server you find called "Looking Glass". And I do feel like, "Where the hell have the Bioshock sequels been?"  Thanks to Prey 2017, this answers that question & fills that void. I haven't gained any Psi-Powers yet, so....not sure if it'll also have that Dishonored feel once I get those, too.

 

The GLOO gun is really cool. You can use it to shoot cold liquid, which can freeze enemies or turn into a solid-ball when shot at a wall. If you shoot it at a wall, you can basically create solid-cold platforms to walk across or shoot it up at an angle to build solid-cold staircases to get to really high-up areas that you'd never reach otherwise. Very cool.

 

You can pick-up almost any object in the game. Thing is: they could be a monsters. Monsters feel like they pop-out or jump-out as objects you are near and pick-up can be, at times, startling and creepy as heel - since they do polymorph & shape-shift. So, always be ready....for something to go down. Hopefully, there are more monster types - as in the first 3 hours, don't seem like there's a lot of different types.

 

The world-building is great, as that feels like mostly the first hour - with setting the story, scene, and everything. Jaw-dropping set-up and twist, once the story gets building and going. You are constantly reading e-mails, notes, books, and Lore - as you'd expect with an Arkane game (like Dishonored series). You can hack PC's & hack doors (if you have that skill and focus on upgrading it), which feels like right out of Deus Ex series. 

 

Once the game opens up a bit, you can receive side-objectives and main-objectives. And, it seems like the main area's a hub, as it can go to numerous different areas & directions - which feels way less linear than say a Bioshock game. This (Prey 2017) feels much more open than that (Bioshock series), once you get by the first hour or so. 

 

Prey 2017 looks & performs wonderful on my GTX 970 at 1440p with almost everything set to High & V-Sync off. The game runs very well, at mostly 55-60FPS. Not many slow-downs or anything, at this setting. Technically, being on the CryEngine and all, it just looks great. Also, the game has this very cool art-deco style (which seems also familiar and very Bioshock-like) mixed with some modern & futuristic sci-fi style themes going, which looks great artistically. 

 

Regardless, the first 3 hours that I've played was awesome. I can't wait for a MysterD-suitable price-drop on this one.


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#89963 Treybot   What a save! CAGiversary!   971 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2017 - 11:28 PM

RE: Prey

 

Great game. Last I saw, it was $20 on CDKeys.

 

Strix 1080 Ti runs Rocket League.



#89964 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   9650 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:03 AM

I'm not Steam or a steam-publisher so I could be wrong about all this. The question probably should be, does Valve charge money for generating keys? If so, that fee should cover the cost of this crap. If not, then yes, these shovelware companies are taking advantage.

Valve does not charge for key generation or redemption.  That is one of the perks they use to sell their service.

 

So, yeah, I agree that a developer can take advantage of it but used as intended they're not "cheating" Valve or costing them money.  That's a cost Valve should have baked into their equation (again, assuming fair use and not 500,000 achievement farm keys for Gleam).



#89965 IAmTheCheapestFox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   19632 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:24 AM

RE: Prey

Great game. Last I saw, it was $20 on CDKeys.

Strix 1080 Ti runs Rocket League.



Best deal right now is Prey and Wolfenstein New Colossus AMD promos on eBay.

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#89966 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   9630 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:57 AM

Probably going to bite on DR1 for $8.  Don't feel like waiting another year to save $3.  Could be a bundle candidate but for some reason I think that's also unlikely in the next year or so.



#89967 Kyanos   Big Kitty CAGiversary!   891 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:00 AM

Strix 1080 Ti runs Rocket League.

I would hope so.



#89968 MysterD   "Iconic" VRAM-Fanatic + DRM-Free Toaster CAGiversary!   22464 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:15 AM

Strix 1080 Ti runs Rocket League.

But can it run Crysis?


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#89969 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1036 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:24 AM

Best deal right now is Prey and Wolfenstein New Colossus AMD promos on eBay.

 

That's exactly what I did.  Found a reputable seller, bought it for about $40 and got the code within fifteen minutes (everything activated fine).  He's even mailing out the card to me.



#89970 Foxhack   Bad Hombre CAGiversary!   8517 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:36 AM

Who's that emulation snob? Was it fox?

 

How's DisneyAfterNoon collection?

You mean me?

 

Disney Afternoon's allright. It's not a DotEmu hackjob... but it's not full emulation either. Basically the program loads the game data into its own interpreter engine and it goes from there. The studio's lead guy is Frank Cifaldi, who I've known for years and he's made sure the games are as close to the original NES roms as possible.

 

Just a warning. TaleSpin, Duck Tales 2 and Rescue Rangers 2 were not very good games to start with... but it sure beats the hell outta paying hundreds of dollars for the latter two carts.







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