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#115171 nny   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   584 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:06 PM

Free to play on Xbox One this weekend.  I don't see it free to play on Steam this weekend.

That site says it'll have a free weekend next weekend. Not sure how reliable it is.

 

Did anybody sign up for a free Steamworld game and hear anything back? I'm sure I wasn't one of the first 1000 people to sign up, but I did see on twitter them say that the response was so good that they'd see if they could do more than 1000 free copies.



#115172 epobirs   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8537 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2020 - 03:27 AM

Is it a free upgrade for all of us with the original DX12?  Because otherwise  Fuck M$!

Of course it's free, Unless you count the need to get a new GPU to derive any benefit from it.



#115173 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1427 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 28 March 2020 - 04:48 AM

For anyone who has played both, will I miss much story stuff if I skip rage 1 and go straight to rage 2?  I've had rage 1 in my backlog for awhile but I figure by the time I play it and get around to rage 2 it will likely be off gamepass.  For whatever reason I have a hard time skipping games in a series, even assassins creed stuff I'm trying to play through in order (which is why I'll probably be stuck on assassins creed 3 forever).

 

On the same note, does Wolfenstein Youngblood further the story from the first two games or is it its own thing?  I will hopefully finish plague tale this weekend so I'm trying to see what I should aim for on gamepass next.



#115174 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8809 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:27 AM

God of War (Reboot) has had the "PlayStation Exclusive" tag on its website removed, causing speculation for maybe a PC version:

https://www.gamebyte...rom-god-of-war/

Fwiw this game really is about as good as reviews made it out to be, hope it gets to pc 



#115175 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3653 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:31 AM

For anyone who has played both, will I miss much story stuff if I skip rage 1 and go straight to rage 2?  I've had rage 1 in my backlog for awhile but I figure by the time I play it and get around to rage 2 it will likely be off gamepass.

Rage 1 is the better game, by far, imho. Rage 2 is weak sauce and a pale imitation of classic id, with a story that is absolutely forgettable. This is coming from someone who put their money down for the Rage 2 deluxe stupid super edition preorder as soon as they could. but of course ymmv

What still keeps me up at night is why would Bethsoft cancel prey 2, which looked truly cool and interesting, but not abort the paint-by-numbers dogshit that was released as a Rage sequel?



#115176 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5004 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:20 AM

God of War (Reboot) has had the "PlayStation Exclusive" tag on its website removed, causing speculation for maybe a PC version:
https://www.gamebyte...rom-god-of-war/


Awesome news, now I can not play it on multiple platforms.

#115177 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5832 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:20 AM

It surprises me a little the way that people don't maintain certain standards of personal grooming during lockdown. I heard a reporter say on a podcast yesterday that she put a sticky note over her phone camera so people couldn't see her when she asked a question during a Zoom press conference and this morning I heard a congressman say that a TV appearance last night was the excuse he needed to shave for the first time in four days. Sure, other people may not see you, but you should have a modicum of self-respect. . . .


I suspect she didn't want to put on makeup and all that... which is understandable.

As for not shaving... It's nearly playoff beard season so Fuck that shit. :lol:

#115178 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25651 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2020 - 12:44 PM

What still keeps me up at night is why would Bethsoft cancel prey 2, which looked truly cool and interesting, but not abort the paint-by-numbers dogshit that was released as a Rage sequel?

Supposedly, the rumors & theories goes like this:

 

Zenimax (who owns Bethesda) tries to hold back milestone $ (which is often crucial to fund the game & the staff) that they are contracted for w/ said independent company (who Zenimax doesn't own yet, but wants to); they (Zenimax) make a low-ball offer to buy-out said company; try to buy companies dirt-cheap and whatnot so they can own them, their IP and so they can have more control over the game to be done in their way & to get them to finish it up.

 

Human Head refused their buy-out offers numerous times - thus, which can cause financial problems (at the studio) when they don't meet milestones and/or don't get that milestone $ (to keep them afloat). This can often cause a project...to be cancelled, if they don't have enough $ and staff to keep the game in development. 

 

Basically: they (Zenimax) try to starve a company's $ and funding...so they sell-out and wind-up under the Zenimax umbrella.

 

Supposedly - they pulled this stunt w/ Human Head, Arkane, and Splash Damage...back when these companies were still independent.

 

And worse yet, legally on the contract, HH was only allowed to work on one game: Prey 2.

 

And supposedly, Human Head's Prey 2 was basically almost done.

 

Basically...for a publisher like Zenimax, it's all about getting a product out there and making $; and also having power & control.

 

Things worth a read on this whole mess:

NeoGAF - https://www.neogaf.c...2.573221/page-2

Kotaku - https://kotaku.com/w...ng-on-510646344

Reddit - https://www.reddit.c...head_prey_2_to/

IGN - https://www.ign.com/...aabedda5500000c

 

EDIT:

And, in memory of Human Head's Prey 2:



#115179 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8917 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 March 2020 - 11:35 PM

I'm sure everyone already saw this, but it just so funny.

 



#115180 shrinerr   Are you software people ready to fucking party? CAGiversary!   1359 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:26 AM

new (old) nier game

 



#115181 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14884 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:40 AM

I'm sure everyone already saw this, but it just so funny.

 

 

My parents called me last week to tell me they thought China created the virus so they could dominate the 5G market. Then they called me again this week to tell me that there's a patent on  COVID-19 from 2003 (though the "19" means 2019) and it's actually the US who won't let kids go back to school until they get a nanochip vaccine so the government can keep track of them. Note: my parents get the name of the virus right maybe 10% of the time (Carundavirus, Canoravirus, Corvid-19, etc.). Wish I was joking.

 

By the way the OP had to leave a disclaimer in the post, I was expecting some crackpot conspiracy theory like that. He actually just made a funny, self-parodying video about how people talk vs. how they act. Goes to show you that the internet is full of toxicity and ignorance.



#115182 shrinerr   Are you software people ready to fucking party? CAGiversary!   1359 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:22 AM

 

 

Goes to show you that the internet is full of toxicity and ignorance.

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#115183 weretable   Its the end of the world and I feel fine CAGiversary!   999 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 29 March 2020 - 12:40 PM

Picked up Hunter: Call of the Wild after deciding to see what it was like while it was free to try.  I like it, the scenery is pretty nice and the game is super relaxing to me, outside of the odd bug or two and sometimes animals that are wounded practically warp away before dying.  Sometimes there is a trail, sometimes there is not.  Usually I find the body but sometimes it seems to just vanish.   I've spent hours doing practically nothing, sitting in cover waiting for something to wander through, wandered aimlessly looking for bears because some dude told me to get pictures of them.  It should all be very boring but I've played for hours and hours straight and find it difficult to put down.  



#115184 Fatality   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2324 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:43 PM

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#115185 Luriden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1344 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:24 PM

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My time spent in quarantine due to work at home orders has sparked a heavy interest in building a new PC. I'd say it's justified.



#115186 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9027 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 05:20 PM

Right now is one of the worst times in history to spend a good amount of money on an enthusiast grade graphics card.  There's going to be a giant leap forward when the RTX 3000 series comes out and the high-end cards are going to instantly lose about 40-50% of their value. 

 

Save $500-700 till the end of the year if you're in the market for something high-end.  They are likely to become available around September, give or take a month. 



#115187 Luriden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1344 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 05:43 PM

Right now is one of the worst times in history to spend a good amount of money on an enthusiast grade graphics card.  There's going to be a giant leap forward when the RTX 3000 series comes out and the high-end cards are going to instantly lose about 40-50% of their value. 

 

Save $500-700 till the end of the year if you're in the market for something high-end.  They are likely to become available around September, give or take a month. 

 

Thanks, good to know. I have a GTX 1060 stuffed into an 8-year-old pre-built Dell computer. I've finally reached the point where the motherboard is making future upgrades more difficult. I'm trying to migrate over from consoles, so now that the 1060 has given me a decent taste of PC gaming, I'd like to build an actual "gaming PC" that's futureproofed a bit more.



#115188 bers817  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:58 PM

I'm using the quarantine to work on the Steam backlog. It's hilarious, isn't it? The world is on some lockdown shit here now. My life hasn't been affected in the slightest. Absolutely nothing is different. Nothing has changed. Society already put me into isolation.

We all have been training for this for many years.



#115189 the_red_tide  

the_red_tide

Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:21 PM

Have you been letting your parents listen to Alex Jones?

#115190 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11322 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:27 PM

I have my fill of crazy from watching Tiger King on Netflix while also playing Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Game Pass. 

The world is services now...



#115191 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   3080 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:00 PM

Right now is one of the worst times in history to spend a good amount of money on an enthusiast grade graphics card.  There's going to be a giant leap forward when the RTX 3000 series comes out and the high-end cards are going to instantly lose about 40-50% of their value. 

 

Save $500-700 till the end of the year if you're in the market for something high-end.  They are likely to become available around September, give or take a month. 

Yeah, listen to this advice. Nvidia is stated to reveal the 3000 RTX series in August, with the launch expected in September. The specs in that article suggest that the 3070 is only 5% slower than the current 2080 Ti. Now, no prices have been given, but given that the 2070 Super is a sub $600 card, I dont think there is any way the 3070 will approach the $1100+ cost of a new 2080 Ti. 



#115192 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1784 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:04 PM

Yeah, listen to this advice. Nvidia is stated to reveal the 3000 RTX series in August, with the launch expected in September. The specs in that article suggest that the 3070 is only 5% slower than the current 2080 Ti. Now, no prices have been given, but given that the 2070 Super is a sub $600 card, I dont think there is any way the 3070 will approach the $1100+ cost of a new 2080 Ti. 

All this, plus the ryzen4/zen3 chips are supposed to be dropping along the same time frame, which should provide a pretty big improvement over the current gen ryzens if the server parts are anything to go off of. They will probably equal intel or surpass, gaming wise, and have better perf multi-core wise.  Also the availability of more mobos supporting pcie4, and a slim possibility of ddr5 (not holding out for that one). The time to do a new build is really ~oct+ of this year



#115193 coolduck   super cool duck CAGiversary!   403 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

coolduck

Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:12 PM

yeah my build is old but the specs of everything im seeing for everyones favorite cpu/gpu combos is still sub 60fps on good settings in 4k. 

 

 

im content with milking my current pc a little longer and playing at 1080p til i see what kind of specs games developed for next gen are actually gonna demand.



#115194 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9027 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:11 PM

I have my fill of crazy from watching Tiger King on Netflix while also playing Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Game Pass. 

The world is services now...

I just started watching Tiger King this week with a couple of my friends.   It's so good.  I'm not sure if I've ever seen a more engaging documentary before.  This show is like a double-edged sword.  First, it's a good story about all of these eccentric crazy people but then you've got all the interesting big cats and animal stuff going on too. 



#115195 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9027 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:18 PM

Yeah, listen to this advice. Nvidia is stated to reveal the 3000 RTX series in August, with the launch expected in September. The specs in that article suggest that the 3070 is only 5% slower than the current 2080 Ti. Now, no prices have been given, but given that the 2070 Super is a sub $600 card, I dont think there is any way the 3070 will approach the $1100+ cost of a new 2080 Ti. 

Precisely.  There's a really good chance you're going to be able to get a card that does with overclocks what a 2080 Ti does today, for a mere $500 (up to $600 for one of the good aftermarket models from EVGA).  That RTX 3070 is going to be the new sweet spot for top performance before you get large diminishing returns on your money spent. 

 

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#115196 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10949 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 10:33 PM

Anyone think hardware prices might dip somewhat given the massive downturn in the economy?



#115197 ToddManG   The one with the cape CAGiversary!   254 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 March 2020 - 11:30 PM

Precisely.  There's a really good chance you're going to be able to get a card that does with overclocks what a 2080 Ti does today, for a mere $500 (up to $600 for one of the good aftermarket models from EVGA).  That RTX 3070 is going to be the new sweet spot for top performance before you get large diminishing returns on your money spent. 
 

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Isn't this true about every hardware cycle though? A 2070 does what a 1080 did, a 1070 matched a 980,etc...at a cheaper price point.

It boils down to - do you want to spend the extra money now or wait 6-8 months and fight supply issues, but have the same performance around half the cost.

Im riding a 1060 now and it serves well enough but I'd love to upgrade since I recently got a 1440p 144hz monitor. Before this it would take me 5yrs to upgrade since I didn't have a big reason but now it'd be nice to have the extra juice of a x70 for 1440.

As much as I'd like to be current Gen I'll probably end up waiting until the 30xx come around, then a bit longer until the 20xxs drop and get one of those.

#115198 shrinerr   Are you software people ready to fucking party? CAGiversary!   1359 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:51 AM

Anyone think hardware prices might dip somewhat given the massive downturn in the economy?

that's one way to look at it. another is supply and demand. if all you morans are staying at home and are thinking, "i better upgrade my rig while i'm stuck here." and everyone starts buying up shit cuz boredom, well... let's see what happens in the time to come



#115199 weretable   Its the end of the world and I feel fine CAGiversary!   999 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 30 March 2020 - 06:10 AM

I know two people that have bought the Valve Index in the last couple of weeks.  Both of them basically said "now I have something to do while stuck at home"  so... yeah.



#115200 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25651 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:54 AM

Going to be interesting to see how Next-Gen Ryzen 4xxx desktop chips do, as the R7 4xxx Laptops are defeating desktop hardware at half-consumption rate:

Techspot - https://www.techspot...are-online.html







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