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#101311 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5101 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:09 AM

I’ll sell my hybrid cooled 1080 right when 1100 come out.

but yours is still top of the line though.  Historically, Nvidia's next gen is usually 15-25% faster than current gen.  They don't want to bump too much performance because milking us incrementally =  more $$



#101312 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5101 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:11 AM

The fact that you have to buy 'insurance' to make sure the key you get works should be enough to stay away.

Can it be said for Squaretrade and all the Ebay junks then?



#101313 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11196 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:42 AM

The fact that you have to buy 'insurance' to make sure the key you get works should be enough to stay away.

Yep. I think the only time I bought anything from them was when they tried to do bundles for a short while, and inexplicably managed to put Superhot in a cheap bundle while it was still selling  pretty well. 

You know, I don't think I've even played Superhot yet. 



#101314 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8501 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:25 AM

Just noticed this.

 

If you bought Groupees Remute's Futuristic Space Dream Bundle, keys have been added for RŌA.

However, the dev decided to be a dick and put a 6 week redemption window on the keys.  Should have about 4 weeks left.



#101315 weretable   I have long conversations with housecats CAGiversary!   706 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:30 AM

Groupees still exists?  How?



#101316 boneless   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1777 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:34 AM



None of the hardware you describe is old enough to have problems running those games. My first guess would be video driver issues but random blue screens could also be the ssd, ram, mobo dying (I've had mobo ram sockets go bad). Checking the cpu, ssd and gpu temps while idle, web surfing and gaming would be a good first start. Try samsung's ssd magician software to check that angle. If not that, an unstable power supply is next on the list.

Does that MSI vid card come with a turbo boost switch on it? I have an 8gb version but don't remember if it does. A problem with the RX 480s was they pulled too much power from the pcie bus on the mobo. I had no end of random problems with a sapphire card that had a factory turbo mode and base mode that was controlled by a switch on the card. Originally I thought it was the older known cranky motherboard as the main problem. Dropped the clocks to normal speed via that switch and the card was stable after that. Also some newer vid cards have a switch on them for uefi bios or non uefi based motherboards.


Good advice. I ran the Samsung software and my ssd is fine. Have a corsair 800w ps since I used to have about 5 hds connected so I doubt thats the problem. I'll try the ram sticks individually and check for that switch on the video card.

#101317 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10394 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:17 PM

You know, I had a revelation last night.  I should only buy games I intend to play.  Weird notion, right?

 

I think there's something wrong with me.



#101318 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10405 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:27 PM

You know, I had a revelation last night.  I should only buy games I intend to play.  Weird notion, right?

 

I think there's something wrong with me.

Welcome to the club.  Although, the truly elite VIP section is for: games you intend to play but probably won't end up in a Humble Bundle.



#101319 lakers714  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:50 PM

So I missed out on the last Yakuza 0 Preorder Sale from Voido it seems they have some promo code that knocks it down to $13.12 I know it's not the $11.xx price from before

 

https://www.voidu.co...eluxe-edition-3

 

Promo Code is STEELSERIES for 19% off 



#101320 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3316 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:02 PM

As much as I enjoy the Yakuza series, for it to start out as $20, it'll be dirt cheap in no time. Sega drops their PC prices faster than the street ladies of Colfax Ave drop her panties.



#101321 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8501 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

As much as I enjoy the Yakuza series, for it to start out as $20, it'll be dirt cheap in no time. Sega drops their PC prices faster than the street ladies of Colfax Ave drop her panties.

Can I get a comparison to something I'd understand?  Like Tebow's mom's panties?  Or is that where she works?



#101322 lakers714  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:50 PM

As much as I enjoy the Yakuza series, for it to start out as $20, it'll be dirt cheap in no time. Sega drops their PC prices faster than the street ladies of Colfax Ave drop her panties.

Yeah but this one series I always wanted on PC and for me it's a day one purchase and it helps its Cheap at $20 already 



#101323 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2774 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:53 PM

Yeah but this one series I always wanted on PC and for me it's a day one purchase and it helps its Cheap at $20 already 

It also helps encourage them to continue doing PC ports.



#101324 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5332 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

Yeah but this one series I always wanted on PC and for me it's a day one purchase and it helps its Cheap at $20 already

Sometimes you have to support stuff with your wallet. Don't let anyone shame you if this is one of those times. :)

#101325 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8469 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 08:04 PM

So I'm sure pretty much everybody has these, but if you like stealth games an somehow haven't played any of the Thief series, Thief Gold and Thief: The Metal Age are 97 cents each and Thief: Deadly Shadows is 98 cents. I actually just started playing Deadly Shadows today, so I'm not sure how good it is, but Thief 1/2 are some of the best and most influential stealth games of all time. They came out in the late 90s, so yeah, graphics are a bit out of date, but it's not a hindrance to enjoying the games imo, and the gameplay more than holds up. 

 

So yeah, if you don't have those, then buy them, if you do have them but haven't played them and like stealth at all then try them out.



#101326 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24169 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 08:17 PM

Thief series is great, for the most part.

 

If you like stealth, original two are awesome. Missions are great, but you must play stealthy  or forget it.

 

Deadly Shadows is also great, but a bit different. It's more of an open-world game with good-to-great missions, story & lore.

 

Thief 2014 tries to do the Deadly Shadows formula, but w/ more moderizations - i.e. Highlight items, Arkham X-ray detective mode stuff, one hit knockout key, etc etc...which you can shut off/turn off each and every one, in custom difficulty mode to suit your play-style.

 

Thief 2014 is good, but isn't as great as the other 3 games. Namely, the missions were often good, but not great. Also, I think they should've fleshed more out on the "Erin will kill vs. Garrett normally doesn't kill" story & philosophies; and fleshed their characters out more.



#101327 Foxhack   Bad Hombre CAGiversary!   8754 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 08:21 PM

So I'm sure pretty much everybody has these, but if you like stealth games an somehow haven't played any of the Thief series, Thief Gold and Thief: The Metal Age are 97 cents each and Thief: Deadly Shadows is 98 cents. I actually just started playing Deadly Shadows today, so I'm not sure how good it is, but Thief 1/2 are some of the best and most influential stealth games of all time. They came out in the late 90s, so yeah, graphics are a bit out of date, but it's not a hindrance to enjoying the games imo, and the gameplay more than holds up. 

 

So yeah, if you don't have those, then buy them, if you do have them but haven't played them and like stealth at all then try them out.

And you can get them for cheaper if you already own the newest Thief game.

 

https://store.steamp...ief_Collection/



#101328 lakers714  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 08:23 PM

It also helps encourage them to continue doing PC ports.

^^^ This, I want them to end up bringing the rest of them and see that PC is a big market also for their niche titles( Persona Series), which they have seen with Bayonetta and Vanquish



#101329 Electroplasm   Destroy Erase Improve CAGiversary!   1650 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Electroplasm

Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:09 PM

I'll pre order yakuza 0 to show my support. Already had kiwami 1. They really need to bring kiwami 2 also. I'd buy that along with Y6 and future ports whether they are y3, y5, etc

#101330 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3316 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:28 PM

I'm obviously not trying to shame anyone and I fully intend to buy Yakuza 0 (and any other Yakuza games they want to bring over) but only if they're good ports.



#101331 BossKey_Fox   Better Than You CAGiversary!   20582 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:08 PM

I'm obviously not trying to shame anyone and I fully intend to buy Yakuza 0 (and any other Yakuza games they want to bring over) but only if they're good ports.

I only paid like $11 for it and I don't mind supporting even if it's a shit port.  It's supposed to be a great game and I want more devs to port over to PC and I have nothing but respect for MY platform and will throw $11 their way to show my support.  



#101332 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5101 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:40 PM

So I'm sure pretty much everybody has these, but if you like stealth games an somehow haven't played any of the Thief series, Thief Gold and Thief: The Metal Age are 97 cents each and Thief: Deadly Shadows is 98 cents. I actually just started playing Deadly Shadows today, so I'm not sure how good it is, but Thief 1/2 are some of the best and most influential stealth games of all time. They came out in the late 90s, so yeah, graphics are a bit out of date, but it's not a hindrance to enjoying the games imo, and the gameplay more than holds up. 

 

So yeah, if you don't have those, then buy them, if you do have them but haven't played them and like stealth at all then try them out.

Thief WAS a great series for its time but the series aged terribly.  I would say try Dishonored.  It's basically the better Thief spiritual successor



#101333 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2774 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:45 PM

also Thief is cool until you run into the supernatural enemies and then all of them go to shit



#101334 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8469 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:06 PM

Thief WAS a great series for its time but the series aged terribly.  I would say try Dishonored.  It's basically the better Thief spiritual successor

I don't know, to me they're pretty different. Obviously Dishonored has roots in Thief but they're pretty different games imo. Thief is pretty much solely about stealth, it's hard to fight more than one enemy at a time and stay alive, whereas with all the abilities in Dishonored you can choose to just fight everything and it's fine. 

 

Personally I think it holds up fine, I played Thief Gold for the first time like 3-4 years ago and it was one of my favorite games I played that year. 



#101335 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24169 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:10 PM

Thief WAS a great series for its time but the series aged terribly.  I would say try Dishonored.  It's basically the better Thief spiritual successor

Thief series might be dated and whatnot by today's standards (especially in graphics department) - but you'll for sure get a stealth experience out of it. You really can't play those games any other way.

 

Dishonored series can be played stealthy, like a psychotic killer, or a mixture of both - your ending (whether it's "choatic" or not) in Dishonored 1 & 2 is going to matter, based on how stealthy and smarty you play them with who you kill (or not). Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, not so much - as you can play any way you see fit b/c that system isn't there to get different endings; different endings there aren't based on how stealthy you play (or not).



#101336 DonaldBlank   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   820 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

DonaldBlank

Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:46 PM

How has Sega's recent ports been?I've been hearing bad things about Puyo, but how can they screw that up?



#101337 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10405 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:47 PM

Looking to pick up a cheap (and I stress CHEAP) laptop to take to and from work (all that requires is Word and the interwebz) that can play some casual/older games.  Any thoughts on: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B075WDDXTH/

 

Or any suggestions in the $400ish range other than that?  Not really interested in spending $700+ for a more modern laptop as I really don't game on them.



#101338 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8469 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:58 PM

Looking to pick up a cheap (and I stress CHEAP) laptop to take to and from work (all that requires is Word and the interwebz) that can play some casual/older games.  Any thoughts on: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B075WDDXTH/

 

Or any suggestions in the $400ish range other than that?  Not really interested in spending $700+ for a more modern laptop as I really don't game on them.

I mean that looks alright but have you looked at this?

 

Seems like a much better option for just another 9600 or so



#101339 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   70 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:30 AM

Looking to pick up a cheap (and I stress CHEAP) laptop to take to and from work (all that requires is Word and the interwebz) that can play some casual/older games.  Any thoughts on: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B075WDDXTH/

 

Or any suggestions in the $400ish range other than that?  Not really interested in spending $700+ for a more modern laptop as I really don't game on them.

Looks decent for the money. Only downside I see is the soldered 4gb so likely only 1 upgrade slot for ram.

 

https://www.notebook...s.234448.0.html



#101340 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24169 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:37 AM

Looks decent for the money. Only downside I see is the soldered 4gb so likely only 1 upgrade slot for ram.

 

https://www.notebook...s.234448.0.html

Will it run Crysis?