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#117331 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2796 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:04 PM

Is it possible to join the same room as at least one other person each time, or it it random who you're matched up with?

The psn version has an option to invite a friend before joining a player pool.  So I think so.



#117332 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2020 - 10:34 PM

I finished WWE 2K20's MyCareer Mode over the weekend. Took probably around 20-25 hours or so.

 

So, I have around 28.3 hours total overall or so with WWE 2K20 (Standard), according to Steam - as I did play a few hours here & there outside of MyCareer (before tackling this mode).

I have finished MyCareer Mode - for the most part, I really enjoyed it. It was good & feels like a nice evolution, in many ways, to the format that began with WWE 2K19.

MyCareer in 2K20 always tries to keep things fresh, somehow - despite going on for the 20-25 hours it goes on for. By playing out like a Greatest Hits for matches & constantly changing up the match types, you don't get a feeling of fatigue that many previous WWE 2K games' MyCareer modes since 2K15 have had. You don't get caught up in the stuck in a feud with a certain wrestler for matches in a row & maybe get a different match type near the end of the feud.

You also have two wrestlers here, one male and one female, so you don't get tired of doing the same moves, same skills, etc. over & over, match after match - especially if you build your Create-A-Wrestlers differently with their moves, skills, etc. For example, I made Red more a Luchador/High-Flyer, yet made Tre a Technical Wrestler; this game will stay fresh. Also, the game will even have you play as other wrestlers when need to be, to even facilitate the story & to keep stuff fresh.

While MyCareer at times does feel like its story does get a bit crazy, ridiculous, and over-the-top - yes, even for something as over-the-top as wrestling is - it's still most of the time usually fun, entertaining, hilarious, and has enough variety to remain fresh, even after the 20 hours or so it goes for.

 

But, here's the Buyer Beware part. My God, the bugs & issues! While they (WWE 2K games since 2K15) always had some issues & most there were minor, it's really gotten to another realm here in 2K20. I've literally had issues that after a few hours of playing, the controller suddenly stops working and you're stuck with keyboard/mouse controls...unless you quit out or reboot the PC. That's not good at all for a game best played with a controller. Never had that issue in other WWE PC games (since 2K15). So, you'll have to exit the game and start it up again; or reboot the PC and boot the game up fresh. I've had the game crash-to-desktop; Blue Screen of Death and reboot my PC (only game on my SC15 that I've ever seen do this on W10 ever); and other non-sense.

 

More Buyer Beware incoming. The physics of the ropes might glitch-out, but at least it now bounces back in place; still noticeable though. Sometimes, wrestlers animations for moves...look & go way too fast. I've had wrestlers get stuck on the ground...unable to get up in the match and move, despite the controller still working (to pause, go to menus, etc). So, if you can handle the bugs - you'll like the game, if you like the WWE 2K series. It's more WWE 2K19, but better in many ways...except for the bugs (the biggest problem); some hit & miss w/ characters not looking like the real-life wrestlers/characters & counterparts; and/or other non-sense.

 

Still, this all is nowhere as probably as bad as many of the issues I've had with other games like Deadly Premonition 1 on the PC - but this one here (WWE 2K20) isn't good on that stuff either. This bugginess still can be a deal breaker for many - and honestly, understandably so.



#117333 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14967 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 12:37 AM

never go G2A. 

 

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And here we are, 5 years later, with morans still going G2A...

 

 

Fall Guys free on PSN for console peasants with Plus - https://store.playst...ALLGUYSPS4US000

 

One of the better games to be released from that Devolver Digital festival, imo. Strikes me as odd that they would make this and Carrion essentially free to play upon release, while charging for iterative snoozefests like Serious Sam 4 and Shadow Warrior 3.



#117334 UberZerstorer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   102 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

UberZerstorer

Posted 05 August 2020 - 01:24 AM

Goddamnit! MORANS!



#117335 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1191 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 05 August 2020 - 01:55 AM

Something screwy happened after the scheduled maintenence tonight. Lots of people reporting certain games missing from their Steam libraries. If you go to the store page for any of those games, it'll say it's in your library but there's no way to install or play it.

 

So that's neat.



#117336 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 02:20 AM

Something screwy happened after the scheduled maintenence tonight. Lots of people reporting certain games missing from their Steam libraries. If you go to the store page for any of those games, it'll say it's in your library but there's no way to install or play it.

 

So that's neat.

Is this a glitch?

 

Or did the hurricane knock out some servers or something?



#117337 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1447 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 05 August 2020 - 02:32 AM

So I managed to win my very first match of Fall Guys, grabbed the crown with someone right behind me, second match I almost won but someone stole my tail with about 5 seconds left, then I proceeded to not make it to the final round the next 4 or so tries.  Pretty fun game, I'm good at the races but suck at the survival courses.  I definitely see it being more fun with a group of people than going at it solo, especially for the team courses since it will always match you up.



#117338 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 02:33 AM

GTA5: Re-Release/ReMastered Again/Expanded Edition for Xbox Series X and PS5 might be priced at $70:

https://www.tweaktow...les/index.html?



#117339 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11056 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 02:55 AM

Lot of good cheap-o deals on Classic titles culturally appropriated by Bethesderp: $1.50 for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Arx Fatalis, Quakes I and II.  Of course there's stuff like New Vegas, Dishonored, etc. for $3 but I'm assuming most people here own the relatively recent titles.



#117340 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 03:54 AM

There's like Bethesda sales everywhere - GOG, Steam, GMG, GamesPlanet, etc. QuakeCon and all.

 

Arx Fatalis was once free on Bethesda.Net Store and their launcher. And you can - and should - use Arx Libetatis, to get it to run. Which, of course, is a Source Port - and is not locked w/ DRM.

 

Regardless - hard to go wrong w/ Arx when it's dirt-cheap.

 

Same goes for the Quake franchise, Doom franchise, Wolf franchise, Fallout series (except FO76), and/or any of the Id and Bethesda Classics.

 

Dishonored 1 - always go Definitive/Complete. One can argue that the DLC's are better than the base-game, in many levels and instances. Also, since basically Knife of Dunwall and Brigmore Witches sets up both the game-state and villain for the sequel (Dishonored 2), the DLC's are very important to the series. You'll lose a lot of context for the opening moments of Dishonored 2, if you skip Knife and Brigmore.

 

Also - RTCW runs pretty well with IORTCW Source Port. Yeah, Source Ports have no DRM, so...go nuts; buy wherever's cheapest, if you somehow don't own it.

 

For Doom classics (Doom1, Doom 2 and Final Doom) Hexen, Heretic - pick a Source Port. Plenty of them out there.  GZDoom's pretty good, IMHO.

 

For Quake 1, I use DarkPlaces Source Port; and for Quake 2, I use Yamagi Source Port.



#117341 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10544 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 03:54 AM

GTA5: Re-Release/ReMastered Again/Expanded Edition for Xbox Series X and PS5 might be priced at $70:

https://www.tweaktow...les/index.html?

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#117342 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 04:13 AM

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Even funnier, when you consider Epic gave GTA5 PC version recently away for $0.00.

 

I do wonder what the heck's going on w/ GTA5 Remastered Again Edition, since it is supposed to be "Expanded" on. Are they adding more single-player content? Are they adding more GTA Online content?

 

Personally, I hope it's more of the former, not the latter...even though it's likely to be the latter.

 

And I hope even if they change "Season Pass" money here on PC for new single-player content - if they add new big maps, new content, new missions, and whatnot to the PC...that we can buy it.

 

I can really see AAA companies w/ the top AAA franchises (like say GTA, Red Dead Redemption, etc), for better and/or for worse (more likely the latter, TBH - as this can make stuff go even more so at a Premium), going that Halo: Infinite route for a whole console's life-cycle, just releasing Expansions Galore, Season Passes galore, and DLC's Galore (i.e. the Destiny 1+2 route) - until they decide to push a new game out for the next upcoming shiny console.



#117343 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4795 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 05:19 AM

GTA5: Re-Release/ReMastered Again/Expanded Edition for Xbox Series X and PS5 might be priced at $70:
https://www.tweaktow...les/index.html?

Is this the version where they add the fun in?

#117344 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9150 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 05:59 AM

GTA5: Re-Release/ReMastered Again/Expanded Edition for Xbox Series X and PS5 might be priced at $70:

https://www.tweaktow...les/index.html?

Any word on the pricing for the better frame rates and improved textures on the PC 2?



#117345 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 10:39 AM

Is this the version where they add the fun in?

Unless GTA5 adds lots of new content like say a proper expansion of sorts - eh, I don't think that game's going to change much.

 

A game doesn't have to be "fun" to be great, BTW. It can do things like have a great story; great character development; make points & commentary about life & society; etc etc - and still can be great, by engaging the player in other ways.

 

Honestly, I found GTA5 to be much more fun than GTA4 base-game. Especially w/ Trevor and his madness. I thought Trevor represented the typical GTA fan, that wants to go out in the open world and just do crazy off-the-wall stuff.

 

In particular, I don't think GTA4 base was really that "fun" of a game, TBH; that one was more of a story & gameplay was meant to be more realistic - which is why for some, I don't think they liked GTA4 base. They really didn't bring the old-school GTA-type of fun, zaniness, and "off the wall" stuff back there until say Ballad of Gay Tony DLC. Sure, they brought some back w/ Lost and the Damned - but it wasn't bat-crap crazy out the gate, from start to finish, like Ballad DLC was with its crazy missions and over-the-top ridiculousness.

 

If you are looking for something more "fun" that's like GTA, I'd suggest checking Saints Row series out. In particular, I had a ton of fun with SR2; especially SR: The Third; and also SR4.

 

EDIT:

Any word on the pricing for the better frame rates and improved textures on the PC 2?

PC version hasn't been mentioned, with what they are doing to it.

 

Heck, we dunno if they are even doing anything to it - i.e. we dunno if they are adding content to PC version; expanding the PC game; going to release new content as paid-DLC/expansion to the current GTA5 version; straight-up re-releasing the whole thing again all with a new remaster/re-release for $60-70; doing nothing with GTA5 for the PC; or what.

 

No clue yet. [shrug]



#117346 Fatality   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2330 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 03:56 PM

Is this the version where they add the fun in?

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#117347 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4795 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 05:30 PM



Unless GTA5 adds lots of new content like say a proper expansion of sorts - eh, I don't think that game's going to change much.

A game doesn't have to be "fun" to be great,


Yo momma. Yes it does. A great game should have a fun component. As would a good game... Hell even a 'bad' game can be fun (see Rogue Warrior). Fun <> Great. I wasn't really talking about the GTAV plotline/characterization, but the game engine to me... Ummmm...sucks. I don't like the feel of driving, flying, running, weapons. They got pretty close to the feeling of your mom, but that alone cannot save the game. The last GTA I stuck with was Vice City. Where the concept was still fresh and me being a child of the 80's (+ Ray Liotta voice acting as the cherry on top) with the music, visuals got me to stick with it for longer.

#117348 greendayrulestce   Gayness rules don't fit CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

greendayrulestce

Posted 05 August 2020 - 05:36 PM

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Same face I make when the few lower elementary students I taught told me their favorite game to play is GTA V.

 

At best, they're incorrectly learning traffic laws.



#117349 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 05:58 PM

Yes it does. A great game should have a fun component. As would a good game... Hell even a 'bad' game can be fun (see Rogue Warrior). Fun <> Great. I wasn't really talking about the GTAV plotline/characterization, but the game engine to me... Ummmm...sucks. I don't like the feel of driving, flying, running, weapons. They got pretty close to the feeling of your mom, but that alone cannot save the game. The last GTA I stuck with was Vice City. Where the concept was still fresh and me being a child of the 80's (+ Ray Liotta voice acting as the cherry on top) with the music, visuals got me to stick with it for longer.

Gamers want different things in games. To me, games don't always have to be fun...to work. To make that work (without the fun, per se), though - they have to do other things to make it work.

 

Often, for me, that involves great storytelling; great characters; make you more immersing as a character and in the game-world; and stuff of that sort.

 

I never really found TWD Telltale games to be fun - though, b/c they tell stories & develop character so well and are all about how awful humans pretty much treat each other - especially in the worst of circumstances, such as a zombie apocalypse with limited food - it's just really good at that stuff and is making some interesting points & things to ponder. Even with David Cage games, which aren't often the most fun of titles b/c they he purposely is doing stuff w/ mundane stuff (and its done purposely), to try and tell stories and aim for a cinematic experience for a "game".

 

And I think w/ the cut-scenes and interactive things (i.e. quick-time events) - which, I bet, most gamers find "annoying" - actually try to somewhat make you feel like you are performing those specific actions in specific motions and whatnot.

 

I love GTA: VC, but even I can see the combat, graphics, and whatnot - it's just not on GTA5's level. GTA series has evolved a ton and improved, in many ways. Though, b/c Vice City was fresh as the new GTA format (i.e. it came out with the GTA 3D format right after GTA3 dropped the foundation), so VC felt like it was still fresh. It felt like VC...found the artistic stroke the franchise needed, which is what I was looking for (b/c of the 80's setting, 80's music, Scarface references, etc etc)...and also basically what GTA3 didn't have. Even GTA: SA did a great job w/ basically re-creating 90's California - but it never spoke to me like even say VC did in many ways.

 

GTA5's story and stuff wasn't as great as say other previous GTA's - but it often felt like a greatest hits of sorts; i.e. Franklin reminded me of CJ in many ways; Michael reminded me of Tommy Vicetti a lot; and Trevor was just...Trevor (i.e. repping many GTA players' crazy action/thought/wanton destruction type of mentality). Having things like auto-saves within missions (GTA DLC's started this, IIRC) - really helped stuff out.

 

Though, in many ways - I still debate which was the best GTA game. Was it GTA VC, SA, or GTA5?



#117350 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11056 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 08:10 PM

Haven't played a GTA since SA but that one seemed to open things up a whole lot more from the previous games as far as the scope of the world and the number of vehicles you could use.  I agree that GTA: VC had a better atmosphere.  Maybe it's just the Miami setting.



#117351 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 10:04 PM

Haven't played a GTA since SA but that one seemed to open things up a whole lot more from the previous games as far as the scope of the world and the number of vehicles you could use.  I agree that GTA: VC had a better atmosphere.  Maybe it's just the Miami setting.

Oh, yeah - I'm sure there the atmosphere setting of Miami and also that 80's era really helped things for VC in particular.

 

Unless something's missing from this Wikipedia list, it probably helps that there doesn't seem like there's tons of games to even use Miami as a setting - https://en.wikipedia...es_set_in_Miami

 

Looks like, according to Wikipedia, California has a lot more games set there - https://en.wikipedia...t_in_California



#117352 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5583 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 05 August 2020 - 10:18 PM

Same face I make when the few lower elementary students I taught told me their favorite game to play is GTA V.

At best, they're incorrectly learning traffic laws.


I always obeyed traffic laws in GTA but I'm a bit of a rebel.

#117353 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21222 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 05 August 2020 - 11:07 PM

My thoughts after a few hours of the GTA V story are as follows:

As far as being good at what I enjoy doing in GTA - mainly randomly killing people and then trying to figure out how many cops I can kill before I get killed - GTA is as fun as ever.

 

As far as the story, I just haven't been in love with it.  It takes hours of story missions before you get to what I assume are the meat of the experience - heists and drug runs.  In that time, I don't think there's anything particularly endearing about any of the characters.  I liked Franklin, but for the Michael story you're basically playing through some sort of mid-life crisis family drama that includes a yoga mission where you fart or something.  Then you get to Trevor and he's a total asshole.  Not sure how any of you guys enjoyed his missions. He reminds me of Carl from ATHF.  Basically, the main characters are unlikable jerks.  I haven't finished it mostly because nothing about the story really is pulling me in at this point. 



#117354 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2020 - 11:59 PM

My thoughts after a few hours of the GTA V story are as follows:

As far as being good at what I enjoy doing in GTA - mainly randomly killing people and then trying to figure out how many cops I can kill before I get killed - GTA is as fun as ever.

 

As far as the story, I just haven't been in love with it.  It takes hours of story missions before you get to what I assume are the meat of the experience - heists and drug runs.  In that time, I don't think there's anything particularly endearing about any of the characters.  I liked Franklin, but for the Michael story you're basically playing through some sort of mid-life crisis family drama that includes a yoga mission where you fart or something.  Then you get to Trevor and he's a total asshole.  Not sure how any of you guys enjoyed his missions. He reminds me of Carl from ATHF.  Basically, the main characters are unlikable jerks.  I haven't finished it mostly because nothing about the story really is pulling me in at this point. 

Don't know how far you're into the story, but...you might not have the reason why Trevor's the way he was and why he hates Michael, despite still often being very loyal to him.

 

Yeah, he's always had issues, is a criminal, and things of that sort - but there's a big reason Trevor's way off the deep end, like he is throughout GTA5.

 

Something happened, which turned him really into a drug addict and psychopath.

 

GTA5 Spoilers

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#117355 KinjiMuto   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   377 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

KinjiMuto

Posted 06 August 2020 - 08:40 AM

Scrolling through the last 7 pages or so, there is literally only about 3 deals actually mentioned. Can the mods please restore some order here?



#117356 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2020 - 11:05 AM

Call of Cthulhu (2018 by Cyanide) [Steam key] = $8.99 a few places.

 

Prices are before discounts, vouchers, etc.

 

Humble (before HBC Discount) - https://www.humblebu...call-of-cthulhu

Fanatical (before vouchers) - https://www.fanatica...cj_aid=13212017

 

ITAD says it's a Historic Low - https://isthereanyde...ofcthulhu/info/



#117357 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5899 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 06 August 2020 - 11:39 AM

Scrolling through the last 7 pages or so, there is literally only about 3 deals actually mentioned. Can the mods please restore some order here?

try using the ignore list. I will help out a bunch more than complaining.

#117358 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25882 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2020 - 12:00 PM

IGN - "Durante" (of DSFix fame & other modding fame) looks at Horizon: Zero Dawn PC port w/ a Technical Analysis of it:

https://www.ign.com/...c-port-analysis



#117359 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   757 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2020 - 12:49 PM

In that time, I don't think there's anything particularly endearing about any of the characters.  I liked Franklin, but for the Michael story you're basically playing through some sort of mid-life crisis family drama that includes a yoga mission where you fart or something.  Then you get to Trevor and he's a total asshole.  Not sure how any of you guys enjoyed his missions. He reminds me of Carl from ATHF.  Basically, the main characters are unlikable jerks.  I haven't finished it mostly because nothing about the story really is pulling me in at this point. 

Yeah absolutely, the one word that comes to my mind when I think about how violent criminal degenerates should be depicted in media is also "endearing".



#117360 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2796 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2020 - 01:28 PM

IGN - "Durante" (of DSFix fame & other modding fame) looks at Horizon: Zero Dawn PC port w/ a Technical Analysis of it:

https://www.ign.com/...c-port-analysis

Looking forward to playing this on ultrawide.  Having a hard time not impulse purchasing though.  Waiting for a deal since I plan to play it with a new card in 2-3 months.

 

please restore some order here?

We were clearly out of line.
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