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#121741 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8533 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 04:39 PM

Can anyone suggest a good resource to learn about how to start with Linux gaming?  Several months ago, I formatted a used computer that they tossed out at my workplace with Kubuntu, but I was never able to figure out how to get any games to run on it.  I'd still like to try though.



#121742 travathian   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1910 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 07:18 PM

The desk looks nice, but it not being height-adjustable means I won't be getting it. Feels so good to stand up every once in a while. All these Twitch streamers who sit on their asses for literally their entire day will have a hard time with cardiovascular disease as they get older.

My height adjustable IKEA desk, plus a shelf to hold my monitors, and the cable management rack under it cost $150+ less than that thing.

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#121743 eXTechno   Techno CAGiversary!   425 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 08:08 PM

My height adjustable IKEA desk, plus a shelf to hold my monitors, and the cable management rack under it cost $150+ less than that thing.

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How are you gonna show off and not post a Link?



#121744 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6177 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 08:14 PM

Pretty surprised to find that PC is the only way to play Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition if you don’t have access to a PS3, Xbox 360 or Vita (not compatible with newer systems) ... and Steam doesn’t even sell it anymore. Luckily had a copy in my library. I recall it being a subpar port ... but it’s still better than nothing. I wonder what other major titles are stuck in backwards compatibility limbo like that.

#121745 Daytonabot   Hornet CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Daytonabot

Posted 01 May 2021 - 08:44 PM

Sounds in keeping with GOG’s new pro-China policies.

The irony is that that is exactly what happened in November with asshats like Mark Zuckerberg.



#121746 SHADOW-X21   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   31 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 10:12 PM

Pretty surprised to find that PC is the only way to play Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition if you don’t have access to a PS3, Xbox 360 or Vita (not compatible with newer systems) ... and Steam doesn’t even sell it anymore. Luckily had a copy in my library. I recall it being a subpar port ... but it’s still better than nothing. I wonder what other major titles are stuck in backwards compatibility limbo like that.

I was fortunate at the time to find Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition - Steam version on cdkeys.com sometime last year ago when it was on sale for $3 or $4 dollars. Then downloaded one of the mods that unlocks all the unplayable bosses & mystery characters, etc to be playable characters.

Right now at the moment cdkeys.com selling the Steam version for $14.59 (prices variate/change at cdkeys.com at anytime especially the same day in some cases)

https://www.cdkeys.c...pc-steam-cd-key

There's the link for those who haven't downloaded it or Missed out on the chance of getting the PC version of this game when it was available buy from Steam.



#121747 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6177 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 10:34 PM

Had a hiccup getting it to launch on Steam, but once I got past that, it actually runs pretty great. Supports wide screen and most of its in HD. Also great if you just watched the movie and want a lead in for the story in X and 11.

#121748 bers817  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 10:56 PM

Can anyone suggest a good resource to learn about how to start with Linux gaming? Several months ago, I formatted a used computer that they tossed out at my workplace with Kubuntu, but I was never able to figure out how to get any games to run on it. I'd still like to try though.



#121749 bers817  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 10:58 PM

Can anyone suggest a good resource to learn about how to start with Linux gaming? Several months ago, I formatted a used computer that they tossed out at my workplace with Kubuntu, but I was never able to figure out how to get any games to run on it. I'd still like to try though.


https://youtu.be/xvrft9ULvho

#121750 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26781 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 11:30 PM

Saints Row: The Third - Remastered is coming to Steam on May 22nd:

https://www.pcgamesn...the-third/steam



#121751 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26781 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 11:35 PM

Pretty surprised to find that PC is the only way to play Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition if you don’t have access to a PS3, Xbox 360 or Vita (not compatible with newer systems) ... and Steam doesn’t even sell it anymore. Luckily had a copy in my library. I recall it being a subpar port ... but it’s still better than nothing. I wonder what other major titles are stuck in backwards compatibility limbo like that.

Given that MK9 has licensed characters in it, this doesn't surprise me.

 

Same goes for MK10 and MK11 - when you see licensed stuff in a game, buy it while you can; especially if it's dirt cheap (i.e. 75% off or $10 or less). Licenses eventually die.

 

Supposedly, Freddy Kruger's license is back w/ Wes Craven's estate and is no longer is in WB's hands - https://www.pcgamer....ved-from-steam/

 

They (WB) either should go re-up the license or just pull the character from the game for owners that bought the game after the reversion date.

 

Or...they could remaster the game again for everyone...without Freddy.



#121752 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9687 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2021 - 11:48 PM

I had a couple friends over last night and we watched the new Mortal Kombat on HBO Max.  10/10, guilty pleasure Movie of the Year.  :applause:

 

love hearing all the criticism from non-fans that never played a Mortal Kombat game though.



#121753 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3868 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2021 - 12:43 AM

I had a couple friends over last night and we watched the new Mortal Kombat on HBO Max.  10/10, guilty pleasure Movie of the Year.  :applause:

 

love hearing all the criticism from non-fans that never played a Mortal Kombat game though.

I watched it last Friday night, and even though I wasn't a huge MK fan, I loved it.  



#121754 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6177 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2021 - 01:51 AM

For anyone that enjoyed the movie but hasn’t played the games since the original arcade games, Mortal Kombat 9 / Mortal Kombat Komplete edition basically picks up right after where the movie ended and swaps Johnny Cage in for Cole (which will most likely happen in the next movie anyway). Highly recommend finding a copy on PC, like the link Shadow posted.

#121755 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1467 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 May 2021 - 03:14 AM

Just wanted to say that I'm in love with Returnal and I hope it comes to PC before I die. Luckily I just got fully vaccinated so the chances of me squeaking out a few more years just increased by about 2-3%.



#121756 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11254 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2021 - 03:35 AM

Saints Row: The Third - Remastered is coming to Steam on May 22nd:

https://www.pcgamesn...the-third/steam

$40?  What are these guys thinking?



#121757 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   5803 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2021 - 03:50 AM

Saints Row: The Third - Remastered is coming to Steam on May 22nd:

https://www.pcgamesn...the-third/steam

I had a great time with that game when it came out, and the enhanced edition sure does seem to have a number of improvements. Despite all that, I don't think I have any desire to play it again. It's a pretty lengthy game if you like to complete everything and there are plenty of new games in the open world genre now.

 

Not to mention... that price. Yeow.



#121758 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11432 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 May 2021 - 04:31 AM

Not to mention... that price. Yeow.

Yeah, I'd get it for the hell of it and accept that I'm probably only going to play 25% of it before getting bored if it was cheap.  For $40, nope.



#121759 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26781 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2021 - 11:40 AM

I had a couple friends over last night and we watched the new Mortal Kombat on HBO Max.  10/10, guilty pleasure Movie of the Year.  :applause:

 

love hearing all the criticism from non-fans that never played a Mortal Kombat game though.

Saw MK 2021 Movie last weekend, when it launched on HBO Max.

 

Mixed review incoming.

 

Great action & special effects, yet a total mess of a story/plot/characters & that stuff - as in typical video game-to-movie translation. Not much gets developed, in the latter stuff. No tournament occurs - nothing really of high stakes even occurs; so it probably should've been called MK: Origins, TBH.

 

Thank God that the movie flew b/c it's loaded w/ action - since the rest of frustrating. For me, there was frustration of story/character/stuff being underdeveloped since there's a bunch of characters here (and even new ones too), plenty of stuff to cut off b/c it's only a 2-hour film - yeah, they're making a 2 hour film out of this stuff. So yeah, I this film should've been longer (i.e. think Zack Snyder Justice League 4-hours long) or this should've been a TV series for a Season (i.e. think 8-12 episodes at 1 hour per episode), so all these characters can get their stories developed.

 

Kano was entertaining as hell; and Cole was dull as heck as a lead, unfortunately.

 

Regardless, another mediocre game-to-movie translation (i.e. just like SIlent Hill movie & all of the Tomb Raider movies) b/c they are trying to stuff too much stuff in a short film here, especially when the games are so much longer (i.e. you're talking games from 4-20 hours here). MK '21 Movie feels like a Cliff Notes version of the MK Games, at only 2 hours, TBH.

 

Also watched Tenet last night on HBO - and thought it was good.



#121760 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26781 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2021 - 12:05 PM

$40?  What are these guys thinking?

They're thinking of capitalizing ASAP on a high-price w/ people who missed the game already, who love the game and are willing to re-buy ASAP, and/or those missing the DLC's - just for the usual remastered of  graphics quality, any improvement w/ resolution support, improved textures, etc etc.

 

In other words, us as CAG's and us game-owners of Full Package (old edition) - it probably ain't us who this appeals to at $40.

 

EDIT:

Yeah, I'd get it for the hell of it and accept that I'm probably only going to play 25% of it before getting bored if it was cheap.  For $40, nope.

This. For me, as someone who owned the Full Package, I'll probably try to catch SR: TT Remastered when it's dirt-cheap ($10 or less) or in a Bundle.



#121761 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10607 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 May 2021 - 02:25 PM

SR3 got about 16 hours from me last year. Honestly it's a bit too dated for me, but was fun enough. Story is obviously barely there, but the gameplay is good enough. Worth about $5-10 nowadays IMHO.



#121762 elessar123  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:09 AM

I liked the Mortal Kombat movie. Yea, the end is rushed, and the main character sucked in all aspects, but I think everything else about it was good. But they definitely blew the budget on the first 10 minutes.



#121763 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5673 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:41 AM

I honestly didn’t even know this was a thing until about a week ago, and I’m not sure I’m gonna watch it. I don’t think anything can ever match the originals for me.

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#121764 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9297 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 04:21 PM

Should be a free +1... but the price is glitched right now?  Maybe by the time you see this it'll be fixed.

 

https://store.steamp..._unlucky_gnome/

 

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Working now!



#121765 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6177 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 04:46 PM

I liked the Mortal Kombat movie. Yea, the end is rushed, and the main character sucked in all aspects, but I think everything else about it was good. But they definitely blew the budget on the first 10 minutes.


Yeah, you could kind of tell that was the case when the penultimate fight took place in a frozen version of the generic gym from the beginning of the movie. 😆 They really got the most out of those sets. Meanwhile Outworld looked like a collage of clips from a David Attenborough special and one walkway for closeup shots.

#121766 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26781 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:48 PM

Epic spent $146 million on securing Borderlands 3 for exclusive rights for those 6 months:

https://www.pcgamesn...-exclusive-deal



#121767 Daytonabot   Hornet CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Daytonabot

Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:01 PM

Epic spent $146 million on securing Borderlands 3 for exclusive rights for those 6 months:
https://www.pcgamesn...-exclusive-deal

Epic and Gearbox are a match made in hell. They deserve each other.

#121768 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5673 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:42 PM

Epic spent $146 million on securing Borderlands 3 for exclusive rights for those 6 months:
https://www.pcgamesn...-exclusive-deal

I know they’re raking money in hand over fist with Fortnite, but eventually people are going to move onto the next thing and Epic’s investors are going to realize what a bleeding sore the store is.

#121769 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26781 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 02:24 PM

Stadia's lead product head John Justice is no longer with Google:

https://9to5google.c...a-john-justice/

 

WalMart could be also coming up w/ a Cloud Gaming Service:

https://www.theverge...es-trial-emails

 

Saints Row 5 and Dead Island 2 could be exclusives for Epic:

https://www.dsogamin...ic-games-store/

 

Rumor has it: STALKER 2 might be 3-month exclusive on Xbox:


#121770 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11432 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 04:16 PM

Is Saints Row 5 really on anyone's "most anticipated" list?