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#118861 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   797 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2020 - 11:36 PM

I was eventually expecting another constructed mode, drawing on a rotating selection of past-released expansions. Kind of like what they've done with Arena.



#118862 ETInfinite  

ETInfinite

Posted 18 October 2020 - 02:43 AM

It's been fun folks, enjoyed the last 17 years on these boards and especially 17 years spent in the Epic Games thread, but a few users without a sense of humor or appreciation for heated debate have decided to report every post I make and evidently some mods agree with them. MysterD, Mooby, CheaplikeaFox, Syntax ... and everyone else who hasn't posted on this most recent page (;-) ) keep up the good work posting deals. Cheers



#118863 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1474 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 18 October 2020 - 04:11 PM

Don't Make Love - Free
https://store.steamp...Dont_Make_Love/

The dev passed away so the team made the game free as a tribute.

#118864 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5914 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 18 October 2020 - 05:10 PM

Also a prototype of a cancelled Golden Axe game has been released by Sega for free.  Not sure for how long.

 

https://store.steamp...lled_Prototype/



#118865 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21253 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 18 October 2020 - 05:34 PM

It's been fun folks, enjoyed the last 17 years on these boards and especially 17 years spent in the Epic Games thread, but a few users without a sense of humor or appreciation for heated debate have decided to report every post I make and evidently some mods agree with them. MysterD, Mooby, CheaplikeaFox, Syntax ... and everyone else who hasn't posted on this most recent page (;-) ) keep up the good work posting deals. Cheers

Sorry to hear that.  I saw the dreaded red on your name the other day on a thread you were OP on and thought it had to be a mistake or temp ban since, I mean, come on, if anyone should be banned on this forum its me.  Sorry the snowflake posse got to you. 



#118866 Fatality   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2336 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2020 - 07:17 PM

I can't tell but I think Tebow is mad i voted for Biden 

 

 

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#118867 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25949 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2020 - 07:45 PM

It's been fun folks, enjoyed the last 17 years on these boards and especially 17 years spent in the Epic Games thread, but a few users without a sense of humor or appreciation for heated debate have decided to report every post I make and evidently some mods agree with them. MysterD, Mooby, CheaplikeaFox, Syntax ... and everyone else who hasn't posted on this most recent page (;-) ) keep up the good work posting deals. Cheers

I wish you the best and am gonna miss you on these boards. Don't forget to lurk around here; and post here and there, if possible.

 

And you know, I just don't know how to stop posting game news, game impressions, and reviews, so....I'm gonna keep on going, like I always do.
 



#118868 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25949 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2020 - 07:57 PM

I can't tell but I think Tebow is mad i voted for Biden 

 

 

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#118869 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1198 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 18 October 2020 - 08:41 PM

I've been saying for years that Fatality is sutpi, so I'm glad that others are finally recognizing it.



#118870 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4817 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2020 - 09:14 PM

I can't tell but I think Tebow is mad i voted for Biden


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#118871 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5914 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 19 October 2020 - 08:04 AM

I've been playing that Star Wars Squadrons a bit since I got to what I felt like was a stopping point in Div 2 (Basically I finished the apparel event) and I've really liked it.  Just doing story mode.  Its been a solid story so far, granted I'm not expecting a story worthy of a novel but you know what I mean.  You can talk to various crew members and/or squadronmates and they seem interesting enough.  Again they aren't as developed as they would be in other forms of entertainment but they have character, something that makes them interesting, and voices that sound unique in the cockpit.  No one from the films reprises their roles here but all the voice work is good.  (Music is good but its Star Wars so it should be.)

 

The last time I played one of these was with a garvis gamepad (https://upload.wikim..._pc_gamepad.jpg) and a keyboard.  Right now I'm just playing with a controller (Xbone styled) so the controls kind of overlap each other.  I haven't messed around with trying to use both at the same time.  There are certain controls I wish weren't on the controller as I feel they get in the way and overlap each other.  That said its still really playable on a controller.

 

I'm playing on Pilot difficulty which is the second of 5 as I feel a bit overwhelmed... but the game doesn't lay everything out at once so I feel like I maybe I would do better if I knew stuff from the third mission on the second mission.  Also there something to be said in being challenged in a long forgotten genre of gaming.  That said it looks like you can replay any mission you want at any time. Each mission has 5 challenges some easy. Finish the mission, do it without dying, within a time limit, and two option stuff... like getting a squadmate out of trouble, keeping a capital ship from being damage to a certain damage threshold, destroying a ship, etc.  I've only once been able to do them all in one mission. 

 

I hear it looks amazing in VR but thats not something I got the equipment to try...  That said its one of the few genres that I feel really could succeed with VR.

 

People say the story is about 6 to 10 hours long.  I've played about 4 hours.  I'm hoping I'm nowhere near finishing it.  A) Because I'm enjoying it and B) because I feel like I've only scratched the surface.  The original X-Wing I feel was far longer, but I realize today's presentation makes that hard to duplicate... but the original X-Wing (and Tie Fighter) where far less forgiving. 

 

This brings me to my biggest concern when I start to the MP...  The game seems very forgiving on aiming.  X-Wing took time, learning to lead targets and whatnot, and awarded the skill while Squadrons I felt like I was hitting targets at max range real within a few minutes.  Also the Tie Fighters can take a pounding.  I don't feel when I'm shooting them but when flying them I escape mistakes way easier than you ever did in Tie Fighter.

 

Anyhow, I'm really happy I jumped on a preorder...  This is (mostly) the Star Wars game I've wanted since, well, nearly forever. 



#118872 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25949 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 10:54 AM

Re: SW Squadrons:

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#118873 weretable   is that you baby, or just a brilliant disguise CAGiversary!   1028 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 19 October 2020 - 01:42 PM

I'm weird with games with preorder bonuses like SW Squadrons.  I would not have bought the game early just for the bonuses but if I pass on a preorder then later I feel like full price or anything close to it  is a ripoff and do not end up getting it until it is 50% off or something.     It is like preorder bonuses have a negative effect on me, they don't make me want to get the game early but they make me want to not buy it later.  



#118874 Fatality   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2336 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 01:51 PM

I'm weird with games with preorder bonuses like SW Squadrons.  I would not have bought the game early just for the bonuses but if I pass on a preorder then later I feel like full price or anything close to it  is a ripoff and do not end up getting it until it is 50% off or something.     It is like preorder bonuses have a negative effect on me, they don't make me want to get the game early but they make me want to not buy it later.  

90% of the time the pre-order stuff goes free anyways like Jedi Fallen Order



#118875 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25949 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 03:54 PM

NBA 2K21 for PC and consoles got a new update adding unskippable ads during load times:

IGN - https://www.ign.com/...loading-screens

Stevivor - https://stevivor.com...oading-screens/



#118876 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   797 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 04:28 PM

NBA 2K21 for PC and consoles got a new update adding unskippable ads during load times:

IGN - https://www.ign.com/...loading-screens

Stevivor - https://stevivor.com...oading-screens/

Lawsuits have been won over things like this, and I'm sure if consumers took 2K to court (no pun intended) over this, they would win. Doubt they will, though. Video game consumers are, for some reason, easily the worst consumer group in society in terms of standing up for themselves ever.



#118877 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9213 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 04:51 PM

NBA 2K21 for PC and consoles got a new update adding unskippable ads during load times:

IGN - https://www.ign.com/...loading-screens

Stevivor - https://stevivor.com...oading-screens/

I blame the customers for supporting this stuff.   It's funny when Madden finally got a 0.2 user score.  But it's like really?  It took  you guys this long to figure out that these games suck, are bad business, and should not be supported?  Well, welcome to arriving I guess. 

 

Call of Duty + Madden bros are why we can't have nice things. 



#118878 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25949 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 05:09 PM

I blame the customers for supporting this stuff.   It's funny when Madden finally got a 0.2 user score.  But it's like really?  It took  you guys this long to figure out that these games suck, are bad business, and should not be supported?  Well, welcome to arriving I guess. 

 

Call of Duty + Madden bros are why we can't have nice things. 

I don't think these games are terrible. I like Madden, FIFA, NBA2K, etc.

 

Gameplay's fine, but...they rehash same game yearly...without much changes. More so than anything, not a ton of additional game modes, TBH. MTX's are awful, though.

 

I think the problem is these games could likely come out with one big game for a few years. Every year, add new roster update DLC's/new player DLC's; DLC's with new modes; and whatnot - and companies like EA, 2K, etc would still rake in crazy money. They could charge DLC pricing or expansion pricing for these big new updates yearly, not even changing the gameplay much - and everybody would be happy.

 

About CoD: I actually got into the Cold War Beta for the MP. It's more CoD. In particular, it's more Black Ops. Feels fine on the gameplay and combat. Ran well at Medium settings at 1080p with 60-90 frames. It's....fine. Played some Domination, Control, Kill Confirmed, etc etc - yeah, it was fine. 

 

My biggest thing w/ CoD on the MP - feels like the MP content goes to waste yearly or the life-cycle for it dies too fast still; it might last a year to 2, unless it's like ultra-popular (i.e. COD4: MW Original, which people still play). All the maps, modes, textures, etc - they go to waste, once the newest yearly game comes out. I wish they'd make the MP one big game itself, for a generation itself and put out new maps across a series for the MP - i.e. COD: Black Ops gets a MP based game (Black Ops 1) and all the maps carry over in that series when the new entry's out (i.e. Black Ops 4; Black Ops: Cold War; etc).

 

Also feels like a reset back to Level 1 every iteration on the MP components for each game also.



#118879 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21253 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 19 October 2020 - 07:25 PM

Another Spoopy bundle on Fanatical:

 

https://www.fanatica.../hallows-bundle

 

All repeats but one I think, but posting for posterity's sake.



#118880 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25949 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 10:47 PM

Ryzen 5 5600 (regular) and R5 5600X news/rumors:

WCCFTech - https://wccftech.com...-220-usd-rumor/

TechPowerUp - https://www.techpowe...-core-i5-10600k

 

Info:

- R5 5600X is reportedly beating i5 10600K and i7 10700K in games.

- R5 5600X has a TDP of 65W also, while Intel 10600K is running at 125W.

- R5 5600 (regular) is supposedly coming in 2021 at $220.



#118881 MrshllJcb   Drinkin High Life CAGiversary!   4386 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 11:00 PM

Hmm... I had made plans to head to Microcenter and pick up a 9700k and mobo, but the Ryzen news kiinda
Makes me rethink that a bit. Will probably still grab the 9700k and board tomorrow and maybe keep them unopened for a little bit.




(There’s no way I can do that, if I come home with those parts they are going in my computer that night)

#118882 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25949 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2020 - 11:02 PM

System requirements for Watch Dogs: Legion PC revealed:
 
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#118883 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5914 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted Yesterday, 04:03 AM

Hmm... I had made plans to head to Microcenter and pick up a 9700k and mobo, but the Ryzen news kiinda
Makes me rethink that a bit. Will probably still grab the 9700k and board tomorrow and maybe keep them unopened for a little bit.


Its not sexy but if you're not sure what to do with your build (and your current system currently works) the best option is to punt and wait a bit.

That said at some point you have to stop looking at the future tech and just build a new system.

#118884 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4843 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 04:28 AM

I've been waiting and waiting, no one waits like I do, I'm the best, the very best waiter. I'm the most patient cat the world has ever seen. I've been waiting for the tremendous Ultimate Racing 2D to go on a decent sale. It's been on sale for $4.99 many, many times. So many times, believe me. Other cats like FauciCat have said "You're wasting your time, that game is never going below $4.99!!!" but I ignored the so called "experts" and waited. I waited until I was orange in the face and now my waiting has paid off people! ULTIMATE RACING 2D IS FINALLY LESS THAN $4.99 AT $2.99!!! IN YOUR FACE FAUCICAT!!! I WAS RIGHT AND YOU WERE WRONG!!!!



#118885 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11184 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted Yesterday, 05:14 AM

Will probably still grab the 9700k and board tomorrow and maybe keep them unopened for a little bit.

I already have a good Z390 board with an i5-8600k in it.  I found another Z390 board for $120 and bought the i7-9700k.  Turned around and sold the Avengers code for $42 within three hours so $158 for the i7-9700k and I'm not complaining.  The i5-8600k will go into the new board for the kid's computer.

 

Also picked up the $100 for 32GB DDR4



#118886 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5914 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted Yesterday, 05:31 AM

I'm weird with games with preorder bonuses like SW Squadrons.  I would not have bought the game early just for the bonuses but if I pass on a preorder then later I feel like full price or anything close to it  is a ripoff and do not end up getting it until it is 50% off or something.     It is like preorder bonuses have a negative effect on me, they don't make me want to get the game early but they make me want to not buy it later.  

I guess its possible I'm wrong but I don't think their was really any preorder bonuses with the game that are really worthwhile...  I got two avatar frames for my steam profile and I guess some skins and shit for MP customization.  By preorder I really meant taking a chance and grabbing it a bit cheaper from a guy wanting to clear out steam wallet.  (I think I paid about $33 for it.)



#118887 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25949 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 10:30 AM

I already have a good Z390 board with an i5-8600k in it.  I found another Z390 board for $120 and bought the i7-9700k.  Turned around and sold the Avengers code for $42 within three hours so $158 for the i7-9700k and I'm not complaining.  The i5-8600k will go into the new board for the kid's computer.

 

Also picked up the $100 for 32GB DDR4

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#118888 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2853 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 01:01 PM

. Turned around and sold the Avengers code for $42 within three hours

Nice, didn't realize the 9700k came with that code. Harder to resist since i have a couple of empty z370's.

Can I ask where you sold? Been needing to do something similar with a couple copies of Valhalla i have through amdrewards. The trade thread here isn't always a great experience.

#118889 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1442 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 01:03 PM

Europa Universalis II is FREE to claim on GOG until 10/24:

 

https://www.gog.com/...lis_ii_for_free

 

You should see the button to claim the game on the main page for GOG.



#118890 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11184 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted Yesterday, 01:38 PM

Nice, didn't realize the 9700k came with that code. Harder to resist since i have a couple of empty z370's.

Can I ask where you sold? Been needing to do something similar with a couple copies of Valhalla i have through amdrewards. The trade thread here isn't always a great experience.

Sold it on eBay. 

 

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Watch with those AMD rewards -- a bunch of people here had a bunch of hassle getting their Division 2 rewards activated.  There's probably a chance you'll get a buyer complaining that activation isn't working.  The Avengers process is a lot simpler and less paranoia that someone unworthy might redeem a code from what I understand.

 

I didn't realize that the i7-9700k came with the code either but I got an email from Micro Center an hour after I bought it with the code and saying "For purchasing an i7-9700k, you get..."