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#121771 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6038 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 04 May 2021 - 04:34 PM

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


I've enjoyed the hell out of the series, I personally wish they would remaster the orginal for all platforms, so, yes I am... Unless you mean is anyone buying this right after release?

That I'm not. I'll wait for a big sale.

#121772 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26582 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 04:42 PM

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

Probably not.

 

But, hey - if Epic wants to fund the entire development kind of like they pretty much did w/ Borderlands 3 probably....I say sure, why the heck not? [shrug]

 

If Epic wants to pony up this way and keep dev's & pub's in business and they have a game exclusive for a year - heck, let them. [shrug]

 

I can definitely see why some companies are going exclusive w/ Epic for a certain amount of time, if they're throwing around $ like that.

 

I'd be curious what they paid Rockstar and 2K, just to make GTA5 Free for that whole week when they did that.

 

EDIT:

I've enjoyed the hell out of the series, I personally wish they would remaster the orginal for all platforms, so, yes I am... Unless you mean is anyone buying this right after release?

That I'm not. I'll wait for a big sale.

Yes, I also do really enjoy the series since SR2 - but, I'd love to also see SR1 Remastered and hit the PC; that'd be cool.



#121773 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5532 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:16 PM

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


Most anticipated? No, but I’d say it’s relatively close. Of course, I wouldn’t pay much more than $5 for it, but that’s pattern recognition. And also me being a cheap bastard, but mostly pattern... okay, no, it’s mostly me being a cheap bastard, isn’t it.

#121774 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11391 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:06 PM

I thought it lost its way with IV but maybe mine is a minority opinion.  If it is, I get to disparagingly compare your tastes to McDonalds and Taylor Swift, so I have that going for me.  I assume V will try to be more extreme so I'm not optimistic that it'll be a return to form.

 

I never bothered with Gat out of Hell (purchased during the great GameStop glitch)



#121775 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26582 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:40 PM

I never bothered with Gat out of Hell (purchased during the great GameStop glitch)

Unfortunately...you didn't miss that much w/ that game, TBH.



#121776 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9238 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:47 PM

If you own X3: Albion Prelude, a new DLC is free.

 

https://store.steamp...arnhams_Legacy/

 

EDIT:

I guess it's not a limited thing... it's always to be free.



#121777 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15227 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:54 PM

I thought it lost its way with IV but maybe mine is a minority opinion.  If it is, I get to disparagingly compare your tastes to McDonalds and Taylor Swift, so I have that going for me.  I assume V will try to be more extreme so I'm not optimistic that it'll be a return to form.

 

I never bothered with Gat out of Hell (purchased during the great GameStop glitch)

 

Well, y-you're one of those boomer conformists who shops at Sears and listens to Stevie Nicks!

 

The addition of superpowers/arcane powers made both games a lot more exciting, in my opinion. Including abilities like telekinesis and flight were much-needed improvements to a franchise that was largely just GTA with dildos, specifically in the areas of combat and world exploration. Both games still had some comedic moments, though my pick between them is Gat out of Hell due to its relatable themes. A GTL angel guido in a hell that satirizes postmodernist capitalism using superpowers is a satiating departure from both the GTA-style games and open-world games in general. Haven't played another game like it.

 

SR3 was where I had personally had enough of that formula, and I think the evolution came at the right time for the series. They should go in yet another direction with SR5.



#121778 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26582 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:01 PM

If you own X3: Albion Prelude, a new DLC is free.

 

https://store.steamp...arnhams_Legacy/

 

EDIT:

I guess it's not a limited thing... it's always to be free.

Yep, it's a free mod from a X3TC Community Development Team.

 

This is also on GOG, if you have the Terran War Pack (which contains X3:TC & AP & now also FL).



#121779 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5095 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Wa1terSobchak

Posted 04 May 2021 - 08:00 PM

Well, y-you're one of those boomer conformists who shops at Sears and listens to Stevie Nicks!

The addition of superpowers/arcane powers made both games a lot more exciting, in my opinion. Including abilities like telekinesis and flight were much-needed improvements to a franchise that was largely just GTA with dildos, specifically in the areas of combat and world exploration. Both games still had some comedic moments, though my pick between them is Gat out of Hell due to its relatable themes. A GTL angel guido in a hell that satirizes postmodernist capitalism using superpowers is a satiating departure from both the GTA-style games and open-world games in general. Haven't played another game like it.

SR3 was where I had personally had enough of that formula, and I think the evolution came at the right time for the series. They should go in yet another direction with SR5.

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#121780 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9593 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 11:01 PM

Omg Metro Exodus is on the Humble Choice.  I knew that paying $144 per year was going to get me this game for free eventually. 



#121781 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5532 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 May 2021 - 11:17 PM

I thought it lost its way with IV but maybe mine is a minority opinion. If it is, I get to disparagingly compare your tastes to McDonalds and Taylor Swift, so I have that going for me. I assume V will try to be more extreme so I'm not optimistic that it'll be a return to form.

I never bothered with Gat out of Hell (purchased during the great GameStop glitch)


I never liked Gat, so I haven’t even bought that one, despite being a series fan.

#121782 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15227 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:54 AM

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It's ok. GTA isn't one of the best-selling franchises of all time because people have good taste. There's a P.T. Barnum quote about suckers or lowest common denominators or something that applies to those types of games.



#121783 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   5796 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 02:57 AM

I thought it lost its way with IV but maybe mine is a minority opinion.  If it is, I get to disparagingly compare your tastes to McDonalds and Taylor Swift, so I have that going for me.  I assume V will try to be more extreme so I'm not optimistic that it'll be a return to form.

 

I never bothered with Gat out of Hell (purchased during the great GameStop glitch)

Yeah, I didn't enjoy IV as much as I thought I would. On paper, having super powers in the SR world sounds like fun. it was just too much, too soon, and the whole game felt like cheat-mode to me.



#121784 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26582 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2021 - 03:04 PM

I dunno - I've loved the GTA games since GTA3. Dunno what that says about me - but I love me some GTA here. [shrug]

 

My favorite is definitely GTA: Vice City - for the improvements of character & story work over GTA3; the new bikes; the setting of Vice City (Miami); the improved PC performance over GTA3; the awesome 80''s soundtrack; etc etc. It just felt like VC aimed more of the period piece and art side of stuff.

 

But, I dunno - which is the best GTA overall? Hard for me to say. GTA: VC is great, still for all the stuff above - but, I dunno if it holds up as much on some other stuff: namely gameplay, combat, and performance. Many of the other GTA's - especially say GTA5 - just play and run much better, in all of the regards that I mentioned in the previous sentence.

 

I prefer GTA5 for a gameplay & performance factor. GTA5 felt like a GTA: Greatest Hits - where Michael was another Tommy Viccetti; Franklin was another CJ type of characters....and then there's Trevor, who seems to represent every GTA players that just wants to do bonkers & crazy stuff.

 

I still love GTA4 for the story & character stuff w/ Roman, Niko, and whatnot. Gameplay was more toned-down and realistic, compared to previous GTA's. Though, I really thought Tony DLC was fantastic and more outlandish, like older GTA's - it was less grounded and more fun, feeling like a modern VC in many ways. I really liked the biker-based Lost DLC - but that was less  grounded than GTA4, but still nowhere as bonkers as say the Tony DLC.

 

As far as Saints Row series goes - I like them, but for me...SR: The Third was just it. When GTA was getting a bit more grounded & serious (i.e. see GTA4 base-game) - here comes this bananas game. It was like all the crazy GTA games amped up and parodying everything to a zillion...and I loved that. I like SR4 - but eh, too much rehash on the game-world and assets....though I did like a lot of the references to Mass Effect games, Matrix, Keith David, aliens, and any other non-sense & jokes they had going on. Most of the SR games since SR2 have been good, except for that Gat game.

 

Though, I do think one of the best GTA-type of games was Sleeping Dogs. My God, was that game awesome and underrated. Taking that GTA formula & flipping it on its heads where combat was hand-to-hand combat based and similar to Arkham's combat (at that time, wasn't burnt out w/ that combat style yet) instead of shooting-based; that Hong Kong setting; that storytelling; that awesome quality of voice-acting - that game's a gem.

 

I like Watch Dogs for its approach to stealth & hacking, to go right along w/ the GTA formula and UbiSoft formula (for better & for worse) - but, I dunno if it'll ever reach the insane hype it ever had. I don't know if it'll ever hit the heights of Watch Dogs 2, either. Sure, I liked WD1 and WD: Legion was cool - but those games do have some issues. It seems like...WD2 found that happy medium w/ storytelling and fun - while WD1 felt too serious, cliche, and predictable - and WD: Legion just really can be very repetitive & it lacks some story and/or character development...since you can pretty much recruit anyone.



#121785 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5095 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Wa1terSobchak

Posted 06 May 2021 - 01:17 AM

I dunno - I've loved the GTA games since GTA3. Dunno what that says about me - but I love me some GTA here. [shrug]

My favorite is definitely GTA: Vice City - for the improvements of character & story work over GTA3; the new bikes; the setting of Vice City (Miami); the improved PC performance over GTA3; the awesome 80''s soundtrack; etc etc. It just felt like VC aimed more of the period piece and art side of stuff.

But, I dunno - which is the best GTA overall? Hard for me to say. GTA: VC is great, still for all the stuff above - but, I dunno if it holds up as much on some other stuff: namely gameplay, combat, and performance. Many of the other GTA's - especially say GTA5 - just play and run much better, in all of the regards that I mentioned in the previous sentence.

I prefer GTA5 for a gameplay & performance factor. GTA5 felt like a GTA: Greatest Hits - where Michael was another Tommy Viccetti; Franklin was another CJ type of characters....and then there's Trevor, who seems to represent every GTA players that just wants to do bonkers & crazy stuff.

I still love GTA4 for the story & character stuff w/ Roman, Niko, and whatnot. Gameplay was more toned-down and realistic, compared to previous GTA's. Though, I really thought Tony DLC was fantastic and more outlandish, like older GTA's - it was less grounded and more fun, feeling like a modern VC in many ways. I really liked the biker-based Lost DLC - but that was less grounded than GTA4, but still nowhere as bonkers as say the Tony DLC.

As far as Saints Row series goes - I like them, but for me...SR: The Third was just it. When GTA was getting a bit more grounded & serious (i.e. see GTA4 base-game) - here comes this bananas game. It was like all the crazy GTA games amped up and parodying everything to a zillion...and I loved that. I like SR4 - but eh, too much rehash on the game-world and assets....though I did like a lot of the references to Mass Effect games, Matrix, Keith David, aliens, and any other non-sense & jokes they had going on. Most of the SR games since SR2 have been good, except for that Gat game.

Though, I do think one of the best GTA-type of games was Sleeping Dogs. My God, was that game awesome and underrated. Taking that GTA formula & flipping it on its heads where combat was hand-to-hand combat based and similar to Arkham's combat (at that time, wasn't burnt out w/ that combat style yet) instead of shooting-based; that Hong Kong setting; that storytelling; that awesome quality of voice-acting - that game's a gem.

I like Watch Dogs for its approach to stealth & hacking, to go right along w/ the GTA formula and UbiSoft formula (for better & for worse) - but, I dunno if it'll ever reach the insane hype it ever had. I don't know if it'll ever hit the heights of Watch Dogs 2, either. Sure, I liked WD1 and WD: Legion was cool - but those games do have some issues. It seems like...WD2 found that happy medium w/ storytelling and fun - while WD1 felt too serious, cliche, and predictable - and WD: Legion just really can be very repetitive & it lacks some story and/or character development...since you can pretty much recruit anyone.

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#121786 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11385 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 06 May 2021 - 02:49 AM

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

Nope, Saints Row was always the Grand Theft Auto you had at home when you asked for the new Grand Theft Auto. 
 

That said, I now enjoy Saints Row 4 more than most of the other GTA games... but they've been so heavily bundled that the franchise has basically no value for me.  (Plus, I don't think Rockstar could sell me a GTA game at full retail anymore, either.)



#121787 FinderKeeper   Eternal n00b CAGiversary!   416 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

FinderKeeper

Posted 06 May 2021 - 06:13 AM

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

I've enjoyed the hell out of the series, I personally wish they would remaster the orginal for all platforms, so, yes I am... Unless you mean is anyone buying this right after release?

That I'm not. I'll wait for a big sale.

Most anticipated? No, but I’d say it’s relatively close. Of course, I wouldn’t pay much more than $5 for it, but that’s pattern recognition. And also me being a cheap bastard, but mostly pattern... okay, no, it’s mostly me being a cheap bastard, isn’t it.

I really liked Volition--a decade ago. But if I'm going to choose a game franchise for them to resurrect, it'd be Red Faction. Red Faction Guerrilla was one of my favorite 360 games, with SR2 not far behind. When THQ went under and all its IPs went on fire-sale, I didn't expect anything more out of them. Like the others here, I'll probably get SR5 but only at a steep discount (or for free on Epic), and I won't expect anything better than Agents of Mayhem (yuck).

I'd much rather see RF5 (if Guerrilla is considered as RF3 and Armageddon as RF4), and there are enough real-world targets for satire with Mars exploration and space tourism being the latest big robber-baron opportunity. Elon Musk is already halfway (or is it more like 90% of the way?) to being an Ultor Corporation-style megalomaniac.



#121788 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26582 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2021 - 12:29 PM

Metro Exodus: PC Enhanced Edition will be out today at 11am EST / 3pm UTC.

 

Notes:

- Metro Exodus: PC Enhanced releases today at 11am EST.

- No pre-load for this edition

- It should appear as a separate game/branch available for download at that time.

- This version requires RT-based cards period.

- You'll need one of these RT cards: RTX 2060, 2070, 2080, 3060, 3070, 3080, or 3090...

- Or you'll need an AMD 6000 series card.

 

PC Gamer - Epic has spent at least a billion dollars total in securing exclusives.



#121789 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26582 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2021 - 03:21 PM

Epic Store Freebies:

 

Free Games Page - https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/

 

This Week:

  • Pine

Next Week:

  • The Lion's Song


#121790 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1302 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 06 May 2021 - 10:14 PM

Pretty impressive to give away free pine during a lumber shortage.



#121791 elessar123  

Posted 06 May 2021 - 10:35 PM

It's EGS we're talking about.They like throwing money away.



#121792 synnarc   Lord of the VRAM CAGiversary!   1628 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 May 2021 - 11:54 PM

It's Fortnite money, so it's tainted anyways.



#121793 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8379 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2021 - 05:58 AM

The game Slash It is free to own on Indiegala (direct download, no Steam key).

 

https://freebies.ind...la.com/slash-it



#121794 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10510 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:08 AM

Just out of curiosity I know I owned Slash It 1 and 2, so I played each for about 4 minutes. Slash It is a minimalistic press spacebar as a shape is moving over the same shape and then the shape changes and you rinse and repeat. So-so game that is arcade like and you can get a long combo going. Not for me. Slash It 2 I really didn't like. In this one you type out numbers/letters/whatever you've unlocked and more appear in time. This one just feels lame though I guess it could be a fast typing arcade like game. You do the same and try to combo by typing out everything in time. This one felt boring and honestly I quit it after one run. The other got about 4 tries, which isn't too bad. Probably would rate 1 a 5.5/10 and the sequel a 5/10. Just simple games, and at least the first is free to try if that sounds interesting. 



#121795 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6025 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:24 AM

Does someone want to give away a few games on here so I can read about it for the next 4 pages of comments? 😏

#121796 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26582 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2021 - 11:42 AM

Does someone want to give away a few games on here so I can read about it for the next 4 pages of comments?

I'd ask Tim Sweeney. He gives away lots of games.



#121797 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3307 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2021 - 08:34 PM

Cheap games.

 

https://store.steamp...G_games_bundle/

 

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#121798 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5532 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2021 - 10:27 PM

Cheap games.

https://store.steamp...G_games_bundle/

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#121799 MinDRioT   slipping through the cracks of a stolen jewel CAGiversary!   4927 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 12:13 AM

I can only buy it as a gift. Sup wid dat? I guess it's because I already own Deployment. 



#121800 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2021 - 12:23 AM

Got a replacement monitor (Lenovo Q24h-10), bought it used from Amazon Warehouse because new was out of stock everywhere. Figured might as well give it a shot, it's not in stock anywhere new so nothing to lose.

 

It arrived in pretty immaculate condition, worked fine with DP or HDMI on my gaming desktop. It didn't come with the USB-C 3.1 cable it was supposed to, so I ordered a cable (USB 4) from Amazon and it arrived today.

 

Plugging in my laptop with the USB 4 cable results in the screen turning on and being recognized by the computer, then immediately shutting off and repeating that infinitely every five or so seconds. 

 

Not sure if I messed up by buying a Thunderbolt cable that was too advanced? Is that even possible? I thought USB 4 was backwards compatible with 3.1, which my display probably is. Maybe my laptop is recognizing it as a Thunderbolt 3 cable and trying to connect with Thunderbolt 3, but the display is USB 3.1? 

 

Or maybe the monitor is just defective. The monitor mentions it will shut off if it detects too much power being taken up, but my laptop should only be pulling 30W for charging so I can't imagine that's a problem.

 

The entire USB-C universe is absolute garbage. What a promising idea to have one cable for anything, and what a horrifically bungled execution. Easily the very worst experience in computing right now, even worse than crypto-mining GPU shortages or pandemic silicon prices.