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#108151 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Nearing puberty. CAGiversary!   1556 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:57 PM

A UPS is an absolute must here with the constant brownouts, flickering, and outages. Power went out again yesterday evening and there's still no estimate on when it will be back on. I believe this is the 5th outage so far in 2019.

#108152 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4583 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 05:41 PM

Finished Metro Exodus last night and my opinion didn't change much. Probably a solid "B" game, rating a little higher if you have particular fondness for the Metro franchise and/or Stalker. No regrets about getting or playing it. I put about 30 hours into it and got 65-70% of the achievements. People hunting for every collectable and achievement will take longer. I also played at default difficulty and had few hang-ups in progressing.

The game has five major phases: two 'open world' lite, two linear tunnel crawlers and one exterior that's still pretty linear. Story is serviceable; you're out looking for a new place to live and naturally each spot has shit going down that pushes you to trying the next spot. Atmosphere is very well done and there's tons of NPC dialogue to eavesdrop on and letters and stuff if that's your jam. Guns feel distinctive and good although the shooting mechanics aren't as refined as other games (namely no cover or lean). Stealth felt good to me. The game uses light well including parts where creeping in the dark is your best option and other times where the light is needed to keep the creepy-crawlies at bay. Weirdly, they leave you unvoiced which means you spend a lot of time mutely standing around while people spout exposition at you. For the amount of NPC chatter they weren't suffering for voice actors so this was a conscious decision but I don't know if it was a great one. I think some better shooting mechanics and a voiced protagonist would have bumped it up a grade.

Sounds great! I'm for $0.01!

#108153 elessar123  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:59 PM

I get lazy with my upgrades. Took me over a year to build my 32 TB server, and I still have a 1 TB SSD I haven't taken out of the box.



#108154 Foxhack   Bad Hombre CAGiversary!   8792 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:20 PM

Well since we are talking hard drive space I'll go ahead and toss this out there...  I recently got a second SSD so I decided it would just be easier to mount them in the same bay.  Its metal, very solidly built as in I think it will last me for the rest of my life, and installing both SSD was beyond simple.  No screws needed for locking them into their individual bay.

 

Obviously, if you have a smaller case its may not be that great of an idea but I have a huge tower because its just easier with large hands.

 

https://www.newegg.c...=9SIA2F88242769  (In case the link gets corrupted by CAG: ICY DOCK MB082SP-1 EZ-FIT PRO Dual 2.5" HDD & SSD Full Metal Mounting Bracket for Internal 3.5" Drive Bay)

Hm. I might need to get one of these.



#108155 Evilv6   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:58 PM

GOG is laying off bunch of employees

https://kotaku.com/f...-lea-1832879826

 

Brb I need a 4th copy of the witcher 3



#108156 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4583 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:23 PM

GOG is laying off bunch of employees
https://kotaku.com/f...-lea-1832879826

No reason "regular" Corporate America should have all the fun... AMIRITE?!?!?

#108157 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24910 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

I've really been enjoying Far Cry 5. It's just been a blast w/ the outposts, open-world, and whatnot. Runs well also.

 

And I just won a contest from Gamersgate, winning a copy of Far Cry: New Dawn (UPlay). Activated and downloading. Awesome.



#108158 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8505 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:05 PM

I wonder how much longer it's going to take Steam to respond to the Epic store gaining momentum.   They're not going to just sit idly by while another competitor continues to gain that much traction in the market.

 

The last Steam sale was handled nicely enough for consumers.   But that's not going to stop devs and pubs from going to sell their wares where it's much more profitable. 



#108159 MysterD   38 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   24910 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:15 PM

GOG is laying off bunch of employees

https://kotaku.com/f...-lea-1832879826

 

Brb I need a 4th copy of the witcher 3

Bleh @ lay-offs. Activision and now GOG.

Who's next - BioWare?



#108160 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10973 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:23 PM

Bleh @ lay-offs. Activision and now GOG.

Who's next - BioWare?

GOG is just the store though owned by CD Projekt Red.  It'd be like EA laying off people from the Origin store or Valve laying off some Steam employees.  Doesn't mean much of anything from a game development standpoint.



#108161 elitewillie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2409 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:25 PM

I don’t really get the outrage over layoffs. If a company doesn’t need people is it just supposed to keep them around for no reason? My wife owns her own company and if the demand for her products and services drops she lets people go. That’s how businesses work.


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#108162 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10973 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:05 AM

I don't know if "Bleh" counts as outrage.

#108163 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3472 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:15 AM

Layoffs are contextual when it comes to the measure of appropriate or any outrage.

Poor/meager sales or customer disinterest/decline and layoffs: sucks, but ok, a shitty fact of business

Huge sales/profits and overpaid CEOs, no matter what the company's end game, followed by layoffs: go Fuck yourself "insert company name here".



#108164 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   8505 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:13 AM

Layoffs are contextual when it comes to the measure of appropriate or any outrage.

Poor/meager sales or customer disinterest/decline and layoffs: sucks, but ok, a shitty fact of business

Huge sales/profits and overpaid CEOs, no matter what the company's end game, followed by layoffs: go Fuck yourself "insert company name here".

Are you meaning to suggest that 'trickle-down economics' does, in fact, not work?

 

wee-urd.



#108165 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3086 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:33 AM

When is the last time GOG had a flagship release or event? The Witcher 3 release in 2015? LucasArts games in 2014? CDP tried GOG exclusivity with Thronebreaker and that didn't work.

 

They've been giving away games via GOG Connect but for most people those are just +1s on another platform they'll not bother with anyway.

 

GOG has spent the last 5-6 years trying too hard to compete with Steam instead of focusing on ways to make their platform unique.

 

For example, imagine if GOG had incorporated some kind of multiplayer component with Galaxy that allowed people to play old games online with each other (like what Gameranger does). Surely there are probably third party or community-driven solutions on a game-by-game basis (like for Unreal Tournament or Doom), but multiplayer support for many old games tied into Galaxy would have been a big thing for many people.

 

GOG's three pillars were DRM-free, no regional pricing, and freebies/goodies (soundtracks, strategy guides, etc.). Two of those are no more. The DRM-free crowd seems to be dwindling as people accept the convenience of Steam & other clients, or give into using said clients so they don't miss out on the latest and greatest games not on GOG.

 

Then there's the issue with newer games on GOG sometimes not getting updates as quickly as on Steam, which is not GOG's fault as I understand GOG allows developers to update their builds. Still, GOG is largely an afterthought for the average PC gamer as well as developer.

 

The well of old games that are worth pursing or not buried under legal/ownership issues is pretty much dry at this point. Even if GOG can work with Night Dive to land a high profile good old game like Blade Runner or NOLF, how will they continue to keep themselves relevant in the long run?

 

Cyberpunk 2077 GOG exclusive confirmed.



#108166 GauRocks  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:33 AM

Then there's the issue with newer games on GOG sometimes not getting updates as quickly as on Steam, which is not GOG's fault as I understand GOG allows developers to update their builds. Still, GOG is largely an afterthought for the average PC gamer as well as developer.

Actually, I saw a dev comment on the La Mulana 2 forums that does seem to put some of the blame for this on GOG. 

 

"Sorry, I submit the GOG update before the Steam one, but it takes longer to get uploaded. I'm afraid there's not much I can do about a slight delay on their side. Sorry. "



#108167 Vulgarism   A living, breathing piece of defecating meat. CAGiversary!   4121 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:48 PM

In case anybody is interested in Nier: Game of the YoRHa edition, I just grabbed it from GS. The code gave me the standard game with all of the DLC packaged in. Unsure if it was ever conveyed it would be a brand new entry/SKU/title, but that is where I am right now. I think the general consensus was that it wasn't going to be an updated version of the game, but right now it's looking grim as to if there will be any update. I hope against hope.



#108168 Kelkeen   \mm/ \mm/ CAGiversary!   785 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:58 PM

So.  DIY plumbing sucks (changing out a garbage disposal, but the shit part is realizing my faucet is fused and I have no idea how to remove it short of taking out the entire kitchen sink so future problem.  Yay!).



#108169 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   10973 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:01 PM

Plumbing is my least favorite, and thus most commonly needed, household repair.



#108170 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4937 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:28 PM

So.  DIY plumbing sucks (changing out a garbage disposal, but the shit part is realizing my faucet is fused and I have no idea how to remove it short of taking out the entire kitchen sink so future problem.  Yay!).

Hacksaw or some other suitable cutting instrument. Removal of many things ends up being pretty easy if you don't have to worry about reinstalling that particular thing. Even easier if you don't need to worry about either the thing being removed or the thing it is removed from.



#108171 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   1908 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

In case anybody is interested in Nier: Game of the YoRHa edition, I just grabbed it from GS. The code gave me the standard game with all of the DLC packaged in

did you get dlc other than the one with a name of a long string of numbers? I thought that was all the game had



#108172 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4583 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:19 PM

When is the last time GOG had a flagship release or event? The Witcher 3 release in 2015? LucasArts games in 2014? CDP tried GOG exclusivity with Thronebreaker and that didn't work.

They've been giving away games via GOG Connect but for most people those are just +1s on another platform they'll not bother with anyway.

GOG has spent the last 5-6 years trying too hard to compete with Steam instead of focusing on ways to make their platform unique.

For example, imagine if GOG had incorporated some kind of multiplayer component with Galaxy that allowed people to play old games online with each other (like what Gameranger does). Surely there are probably third party or community-driven solutions on a game-by-game basis (like for Unreal Tournament or Doom), but multiplayer support for many old games tied into Galaxy would have been a big thing for many people.

GOG's three pillars were DRM-free, no regional pricing, and freebies/goodies (soundtracks, strategy guides, etc.). Two of those are no more. The DRM-free crowd seems to be dwindling as people accept the convenience of Steam & other clients, or give into using said clients so they don't miss out on the latest and greatest games not on GOG.

Then there's the issue with newer games on GOG sometimes not getting updates as quickly as on Steam, which is not GOG's fault as I understand GOG allows developers to update their builds. Still, GOG is largely an afterthought for the average PC gamer as well as developer.

The well of old games that are worth pursing or not buried under legal/ownership issues is pretty much dry at this point. Even if GOG can work with Night Dive to land a high profile good old game like Blade Runner or NOLF, how will they continue to keep themselves relevant in the long run?

Cyberpunk 2077 GOG exclusive confirmed.

Remember when GOG used to stand for Good OLD Games? Pepperidge Farm remembers...

#108173 Vulgarism   A living, breathing piece of defecating meat. CAGiversary!   4121 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 08:52 PM

did you get dlc other than the one with a name of a long string of numbers? I thought that was all the game had

It came with a few extras as well:

 

  • 4 pod designs (Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, Cardboard Pod Skin), Machine Mask Accessory and 2 wallpapers.


#108174 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8678 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:50 PM

I don’t really get the outrage over layoffs. If a company doesn’t need people is it just supposed to keep them around for no reason? My wife owns her own company and if the demand for her products and services drops she lets people go. That’s how businesses work.


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This is why people get pissed...Activision apparently has record setting profits (https://www.polygon....s-february-2019) and fires 800 people while their CEO sits on billions of dollars of net worth, continues to get raises, and is listed as one of the most overpaid CEOs in America (https://venturebeat.com/2019/02/25/bobby-kotick-and-andrew-wilson-make-the-list-of-most-overpaid-u-s-ceos/)

 

It's a symptom of an economic system that disproportionately rewards those who are already rich, while the workers who they build their wealth off of get shafted. If the business is struggling and you need to let people go, I get it (although maybe the multi million dollar boss overseeing things should take a pay cut first), but if you make record setting profits and fire hundreds of employees go Fuck yourself 



#108175 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4560 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:31 PM

Can we please get back on topic, people? Pizza isn’t going to discuss itself, it hasn’t got a mouth.

#108176 Waggles   What the funk n waggle you talkin' bout? CAGiversary!   4208 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:48 PM

Can we please get back on topic, people? Pizza isn’t going to discuss itself, it hasn’t got a mouth.


I have no pizza, and I must scream

#108177 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4583 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2019 - 01:36 AM

This is why people get pissed...Activision apparently has record setting profits (https://www.polygon....s-february-2019) and fires 800 people while their CEO sits on billions of dollars of net worth, continues to get raises, and is listed as one of the most overpaid CEOs in America (https://venturebeat....rpaid-u-s-ceos/)

It's a symptom of an economic system that disproportionately rewards those who are already rich, while the workers who they build their wealth off of get shafted. If the business is struggling and you need to let people go, I get it (although maybe the multi million dollar boss overseeing things should take a pay cut first), but if you make record setting profits and fire hundreds of employees go Fuck yourself

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#108178 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2984 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:33 AM

Can we please get back on topic, people? Pizza isn’t going to discuss itself, it hasn’t got a mouth.

O RLY?

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#108179 Zipomatic2   Really, Really Cheap CAGiversary!   557 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:44 AM

AWESUM BUNDEL STUFFz!!!!!

 

RWRHF-TTCRI-JFGTA - Layers of Fear
AGLJF-HBHKT-IXAIH - Dead Effect 2
KQMLX-7XW50-RC738 - Deadlight
7B7KV-X3TVZ-GRED2 - Dark
FTL6Y-JYD9L-BPKLM - Beholder


#108180 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3086 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2019 - 02:50 AM

You'll never look at pizza the same way again...

 

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