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#121021 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1069 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2021 - 06:32 PM

It should also be noted that if you want all of those you're gonna have to fork over $230.  LOL

Yeah, it's a shame that everyone always has to pay the full listed retail prices for games, and they never decrease from list retail or go on sale or get discounted or bundled or given away. Every game ever sold has always been sold at full retail price.

 

On a related note, it's too bad that when four old games come out on a new platform, each having tens to hundreds of hours of gameplay that would take weeks to get through one at a time, it's absolutely compulsory to just buy all four of them all at once the minute they come out, and not wait for any decrease in price or sales which, as I mentioned earlier are absolutely not a thing that exists.



#121022 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1069 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2021 - 06:42 PM

Wow, so you're saying that Tom Brady's chances of winning the Super Bowl in any given year out of the past two decades was slightly greater than the current discount of 28% for HuniePop 2: Double Date on Humble Bundle?

 

What a loco bitch that guy is.

Did this not used to include a Steam key? Could have sworn when I looked at this page a few days ago it included a Steam key. Either I'm going crazy or I guess they ran out.



#121023 ToddManG   The one with the cape CAGiversary!   344 Posts   Joined 17.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2021 - 08:09 PM

The $30 or so that you can get the whole series for on console is.... possibly worth it.  

 

Also I wish anyone trying to get a new video card right now the best of luck, sites that have 3070/3080 cards for anything close to retail sell out in like a second.  I tried for a while and decided it was not worth the stress.  Should have tried to get one months ago but wanted to wait until after the holidays, big mistake.

I haven't done the breakdown math, but are the places selling pre-built systems also 'adjusting' the prices for the high demand video cards or are they close to retail?



#121024 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3312 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 01:28 AM

Did this not used to include a Steam key? Could have sworn when I looked at this page a few days ago it included a Steam key. Either I'm going crazy or I guess they ran out.

It's the SAME price as Steam... so why?  



#121025 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1069 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2021 - 04:28 AM

It's the SAME price as Steam... so why?  

wut



#121026 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   15691 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2021 - 08:00 AM

Anyone playing Valheim? Worth the hype?

I like the game, but it is rather light on gameplay still. It definitely does its genre right, with character progression being the carrot but I'm still wondering if it feels too familiar by now. Maybe I've just been spoiled by Terraria in being able to transform worlds into pieces of art on the side to keep things feeling fresh between grinding sessions, or the years of balancing that make the meta shine.

 

I would say the game is definitely going places, but it may just take a few years to get there.



#121027 weretable   is that you baby, or just a brilliant disguise CAGiversary!   1123 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 11:57 AM

It's the SAME price as Steam... so why?  

Not for subscribers.  28% off vs 10% off on Steam.   Might have ran out of keys, might have done what another dev did (I forget which game it was) and pull Steam keys from Humble because they thought the choice price being cheaper hurt their sales on Steam by making it harder to be on the bestselling list or something.  Who knows.  I never have played the first one, I need to at least try it one of these days.  The story aspect looks dumb as hell but I have played and enjoyed some truly awful match-3 games so it has to be better than some of those.



#121028 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26777 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2021 - 11:58 AM

Anyone playing Valheim?

Not me.

It's full price and still in Early Access

 

Given the above, I'll wait for it to Leave Early Access hitting "Complete Version 1.0" and/or it gets cheaper.



#121029 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3312 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 02:13 PM

Not for subscribers.  28% off vs 10% off on Steam.   Might have ran out of keys, might have done what another dev did (I forget which game it was) and pull Steam keys from Humble because they thought the choice price being cheaper hurt their sales on Steam by making it harder to be on the bestselling list or something.  Who knows.  I never have played the first one, I need to at least try it one of these days.  The story aspect looks dumb as hell but I have played and enjoyed some truly awful match-3 games so it has to be better than some of those.

It isn't great, but the current "rumor" is that if you have to update anything not Steam you're going to have to wait a few days for a new EXE to install updates.

 

Not nearly as good as the first one.  And more of a pain in the butt in the match 3 department.



#121030 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11249 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2021 - 10:17 PM

So now that I have super-bundle of BL3 I'm sort of overwhelmed at the prospect of starting given all the content.  Anyone recommend a character?  I'm thinking FL4K or Moze.



#121031 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6060 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 February 2021 - 12:30 AM

I've only played as Moze but enjoyed it.


So my local Microcenter got an RTX 3080 in... they wanted closer to 1200 than 1100 for it. And they got it. (Not from me.)

At this rate I'll likely just upgrade my whole PC in a few years.

#121032 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26777 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2021 - 12:38 AM

Rumor: Microsoft could be acquiring TechLand and Dying Light 2:


#121033 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11249 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2021 - 12:42 AM

I guess Microsoft figures if they can't beat them, buy them.



#121034 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3867 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2021 - 05:54 AM

So now that I have super-bundle of BL3 I'm sort of overwhelmed at the prospect of starting given all the content.  Anyone recommend a character?  I'm thinking FL4K or Moze.

I have nearly finished the main storyline with FL4K and have enjoyed that character.  Moze is definitely a solid choice though.



#121035 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1069 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2021 - 03:48 PM

Did this not used to include a Steam key? Could have sworn when I looked at this page a few days ago it included a Steam key. Either I'm going crazy or I guess they ran out.

Ah, I might have been looking at the original, on sale for $2 Humble DRM-free + Steam key: https://www.humblebu.../store/huniepop



#121036 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15302 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2021 - 06:59 PM

Happy Valentine's Day to all you bad boi whippngi caeg brofisters.

 

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#121037 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   5802 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2021 - 11:03 PM

So now that I have super-bundle of BL3 I'm sort of overwhelmed at the prospect of starting given all the content.  Anyone recommend a character?  I'm thinking FL4K or Moze.

I've maxed them all and they are all viable in singleplayer. I would say just choose the one that you like the best as the game is not particularly difficult. Flak may be a little easier to play alone since you can have one of your pets revive you if you go down. But they're all good.

 

If you're one to worry about the meta - don't. The best guns and builds are constantly changing due to additions and changes.

 

As far as the DLC goes... I'm not sure I'd even bother with it until you've completed the main story and are ready to start in True Vault Hunter mode. The first three are all self-contained and the fourth (Krieg) is a continuation of an event in the main story and is better-played once it is complete. Plus, there is some good loot in the DLC and you'd probably rather have that at higher level anyways. 



#121038 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3312 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 February 2021 - 11:26 PM

So having played HP2 for over 10 hrs now.. I can honestly say it's a WAIT unless you really wanna see girly bits.  I liked the first ones story so I bought in... (yea yea) but at least there were a couple of honestly funny story quotes from HP1... I don't think I've got one from HP2 that's made me do anything other than snort.  I'm about 65% done from what the game save file says but I also blow at these Match-3 games.

 

Game is DEFINITELY wait for $5-10 or bundle.



#121039 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11249 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2021 - 11:29 PM

I've maxed them all and they are all viable in singleplayer. I would say just choose the one that you like the best as the game is not particularly difficult. Flak may be a little easier to play alone since you can have one of your pets revive you if you go down. But they're all good.

 

If you're one to worry about the meta - don't. The best guns and builds are constantly changing due to additions and changes.

 

As far as the DLC goes... I'm not sure I'd even bother with it until you've completed the main story and are ready to start in True Vault Hunter mode. The first three are all self-contained and the fourth (Krieg) is a continuation of an event in the main story and is better-played once it is complete. Plus, there is some good loot in the DLC and you'd probably rather have that at higher level anyways. 

I'm trying FL4K now but I've never been one for pet classes in games.  Using the skag and it's a bit annoying how it runs off and starts attacking shit randomly.  Only level 8 so I might go back and give them all a try until about level 10ish or so.



#121040 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10604 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2021 - 02:35 AM

Disappointed to hear that about Hunie Pop 2. I waited for the other one to be bundled I believe or really cheap. Will do the same for this one. I already have an expensive Rance game I bought that I will play soon enough (Rance Magnum coming soon....will put newer VN/eroge game news in other thread soon). Need to play BL3 as well.

 

Officially done with Skul: Hero Slayer as well. I beat it again with 2 power types (honestly they're not bad with the damage reduction). This is 2 full wins only after 40 hours of gameplay. It's too punishing honestly and you need to just dodge everything and attack now and then. You mistime a dodge, and a large chunk of your health is gone. If you play regardless of what your skull type is I recommend at least 1 HP plus relic and likely a damage reduction percent something as well. This makes it so attacks wont do like 20+ damage a hit later on. Such bull in this game. 



#121041 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5670 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2021 - 04:30 AM

Officially done with Skul: Hero Slayer as well.


I feel like you’ve said this a few times now.

#121042 FinderKeeper   Eternal n00b CAGiversary!   423 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 05:14 AM

Tempted to get the Danganronpa games from the PSN sale, but I see they're also on Steam, and while they're not at the historical low on Steam (1-2 and UDG are at PSN historical lows), if the Steam versions play better I could wait until they reach it again (backlog, natch).

 

Has anyone played it on both PC and PS4? Are both equally good ports?



#121043 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6172 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2021 - 05:38 AM

For what it’s worth, I’m finding Borderlands 3 way more engaging on PC than on the next gen consoles. Granted I didn’t play much on the Series X ... but playing on PC just feels way better for some reason. Thanks for posting that Humble deal, probably would have stuck with consoles ... now just have to sell that sealed Super Deluxe I have collecting dust.

#121044 weretable   is that you baby, or just a brilliant disguise CAGiversary!   1123 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 15 February 2021 - 11:55 AM

Desperados III is around $14 on seedy keys.  That site is weird with prices, they jump around a lot so don't be surprised if it is different when you check.  it was closer to $20 when I checked a day or two ago to see if they had anything interesting and when I looked earlier it was $13.89 and now it is just over $14.  



#121045 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11432 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 02:17 PM

Desperados III is around $14 on seedy keys.

Also on PC Game Pass if you have it.  (I have a bad habit of not checking my Game Pass sub first when a game looks interesting)
 



#121046 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26777 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2021 - 03:46 PM

Mafia: Definitive Edition (Steam/PC)

 

My Thoughts & Impressions....

MAFIA (Original) = 02-14-2021:
I can remember buying the original Mafia (PC version), like it was yesterday. In a jewel case, all patched-up to its latest version at that time at WalMart's for around $10 (before tax); back in the days when PC games were often still bought at a retail level and not digitally. At its time, there did not feel like a ton of games were like this, back in the day. While this game wasn't truly open-world in full, as there wasn't many - heck, if any, side-missions/side-content in the main campaign - this game delivered the good on everything else.

With outstanding voice-acting, storytelling, narrative & writing, all while being also cinematic as can be, Mafia felt like something special. Mafia also felt purposely built to feel & be more of a realistic simulation than the GTA games (those were more arcade-y and action-y, back then). This all here led me & drew me into one of the great mafioso video-game experiences, feeling like we had found The Godfather of video games here.

This story & game of a cab driver, Tommy Angelo, who is trying to make a living in the 1930's somehow winds up involved helping out a gangster...and then eventually joining a (Mafioso) Family that are at war with other gangster & crime families is memorable as can be.

And now, we're back...with Mafia: Definitive Edition, a Remake of the original classic, which they've remade & moved over to a tweaked-up version Mafia 3 Engine.

MAFIA: DEFINITIVE EDITION = 02-14-2021:
I'm around 2.9 hours into this Remake, according to Steam. So far, I have to say this: I'm really impressed with this Remake.

By re-making this classic game on the Mafia 3 Engine, we also now have the combat & cover system from that game. So, a lot of the clunky-ness of trying to duck behind boxes & objects to try to hide & take cover behind from the original version of Mafia is gone here in the Remake. There's now a cover system here and the combat feels really good, just like it did in Mafia 3. There are also stealth mechanics in Mafia: Definitive here, which also is coming right from Mafia 3. The car mechanics, including the ram mechanics from Mafia 3, is also here.

Everything was fundamentally & mechanical really sound in Mafia 3 and seems to be here in Mafia 1: Definitive. Mafia 3 had issues of grind, repetition & UbiSoft open-world side-quests everywhere & collect-a-thons everywhere, getting often in the main of the excellently presented story, narrative, character development, and all of that game's ebb & flow - and so far, I haven't run into any of that in Mafia 1: Definitive. There are some collection items & things to find - yes, just like in Mafia 3 - here in Mafia 1: Definitive. But, this all doesn't feel really over-bearing & feel like it's everywhere around almost every step of the way and every corner, interrupting the flow of the story.

It seems like Hangar 13 has learned from the Mafia 3 problem and is also honoring the legacy of the original Mafia here, since just like the original Mafia game and also some of the Mafia 3 DLC's - it's sticking to great missions, story, narrative, and immersion. Mafia 3's Faster Baby DLC & Sign of the Times DLC, for example, which are all short and excellent, BTW - were all killer and no filler, just like how Mafia: Definitive here feel. Mafia: Definitive here is - well, at least so far - doing its best to be all killer & no filler, sticking to the excellence of its main story...and I hope it remains this way, too.

There are some other settings for the player also. While there are modernizations here - namely coming from Mafia 3's engine, gameplay, gunplay, combat, and mechanics here - there are extra settings here for those who loved the original game and its aim for realism & Simulation. I'm playing as Hangar 13 intended, on Medium and with the Normal settings, as they expect most new players to play the game as. There are other settings, for those who want to make the game more of a Simulation for it to be more realistic (like the old Mafia 1 game), where you will need to obey the law to stop at stop signs; stop at street lights; and drive the Speed Limit. I don't have all of those on, but for those who want to original game experience: there's settings there, for fans of the classic game that might've also wanted this to be also done in that game's more realistic style.

While this doesn't retain entirely the voice-actors and the music & radio stations from the original game; the tone feels at times a bit darker & meaner; and not as innocent; and Tommy doesn't seem as innocent as he was in the original title (especially in the very beginning) - what's here & also what's new, so far, are all still great. The voice-acting, the graphics, the music, and the game-world: this all sounds great and just looks great. Just like Mafia 3 and the original Mafia 1, this game just oozes with immersion, immersing the player right into the world & atmosphere of the game.

Everything looks and sounds great, on this engine and in this game. Textures everywhere are detailed, even if it feels like this game really might've needed more AA options available to it. I might need to try some forcing of other AA methods, as some things in the distance look a bit blurry, just like in Mafia 3. But up close, stuff looks great. It might not be the best technical-looking game - yep, just like Mafia 3 - but the textures and everything looks so fitting of the time period; and it feels like you could really live in this world.

Performance is definitely fine here, as the game's running smoothly at 1080p60fps at its maxed-out settings with no hitches, no slow-downs, nothing. I'm running this here on my new PC (from Dec. 2020), loaded with these specs: i7 10700KF; 16 GB RAM; 8GB RTX 3070; W10 x64. It's running smooth as butter & silk; and like an absolute dream here.

With all of this Mafia: Definitive talk and all of my thoughts here so far, I think I need to make my way back to Empire Bay.

MORE ON MAFIA: DEFINITIVE = 02-14-2021:
I'm some 6.9 hours so far into this awesome remake. Some more things worth noting, on this remake.

Via the NVidia Control Panel, I have cranked-up a few things: FXAA to 8x; AA set to Enhance the App; Image Sharpening to 1.00 with 0.17 on Film Grain; SuperSampling to 8x's. Texture Filtering on High Quality; Trilinear filtering with Trilinear optimization is On. No framerate loss, no hits, nothing. Still hitting 1080p60fps without an issue here; and the game in looks a lot clearer & sharper.

The infamous racing mission doesn't seem as difficult here as the original Mafia - well, at least at the difficulty that I have it on (i.e. what the game suggests by Default). The main missions have been awesome & memorable missions, even if they have been modernized in some ways and made a cinematic at times.

Also, there is an option when driving to skip the actual driving part. In the original game, there was a lot of driving, in which...nothing of much was really happening and you were just soaking in the atmosphere & traveling in the game-world. Options are always a great idea, so the option to skip this is appreciated, as some might not care about this stuff.

You can still do the driving part yourself, if you'd like. Though, the thing here in Mafia: Definitive is this: you (as Tommy) will be often riding with someone and get a lot of insight into the game-world, characters, story, plot, thoughts, details, and whatnot - well, at least with the first go around here - you actually might not want to skip these drives.

The drives from place-to-place actually here have a lot of voice-over work - yes, like what GTA games do a lot of - and will likely clue you in with something that you might want to know. Some might be wanting to get to the action & push the game ahead - but if you appreciate story, character, dialogue, and voice-acting, and/or you want to joy-ride around the game-world - you might not want to skip this stuff.

Since I've said & typed plenty here, I'll wrap this up. Can't wait to get back to this game and play some more of this awesome remake.



#121047 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9296 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2021 - 03:57 PM

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This one just goes out to Texas.



#121048 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26777 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2021 - 06:54 PM

Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition announced for PC, PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X:

https://www.ign.com/...eries-xs-and-pc

 

Info:

- This is a free update for Metro Exodus owners.

- PS5 and XSX console versions of Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition will run at 4K/60 FPS...

- ...While the Xbox Series S will target 1080p/60 FPS.

- All versions will use ray traced lighting and global illumination, across both the base game and DLC expansions.

- Textures will be rendered at 4K, and loading times will be reduced.

- There will be a few platform specific features, too...

- ...Such as a spatial audio system for Xbox and haptic support for the PS5’s DualSense controller.

- The PC version, meanwhile, will require a ray tracing compatible GPU as standard.

- As well as all the enhancements seen in the console versions, the PC upgrade also has advanced ray traced reflections...

- ...And support for Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0 technology.

- Since these changes mean it is fundamentally different from the original version, it will be added to your Steam/EGS/GoG library as a new, separate game.

- PC version is coming Spring 2021.

- Console versions of Metro Exodus EE have no date for release yet.



#121049 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5133 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 08:56 PM

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This one just goes out to Texas.

All of Texas died?!?!?


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#121050 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   3291 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 February 2021 - 09:00 PM

All of Texas died?!?!?


People here are acting like it. "Everything's covered in ice!!!!!!"  :whee: 

I did loose running water today so i guess that's inconvenient. On the positive side, CDPR added cp2077 to my steam account today. With all the negativity out there I figure i should say that i appreciate the courtesy from them.