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#122191 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26759 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 12:46 AM

PC Gaming Show and GamesRadar+ Show felt like The Indie Games Shows mostly.



#122192 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10595 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 01:44 AM

I fell asleep during the Future Games show for sure. Had a nap not on purpose after the Sonic Colors trailer and woke up before the Rune Factory 4 trailer. The PC gaming show was extremely boring and I love indies. I just liked the feudal life sim visual novel thing and the one game that looked like a nice pixelly Heroes of Might and Magic. Frankly I'll likely just wish list some Steam games especially with whatever Valve is going to do soon to showcase some stuff. Also adding Harold Halibut gameplay. The claymation is cool in this and the story sounds alright.

 

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#122193 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15300 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 02:54 AM

Elden Ring was the only thing I've seen that looked interesting. But I'm jaded, so I'm sure it'll suck and will only buy when it's less than $20.

 



#122194 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6057 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 14 June 2021 - 09:44 AM

I'm a total whore for the Soviet Bleak aesthetic but I'm keeping my optimism for this in check.  I don't need this to be my Cyberpunk of hype disappointment.

This is the right answer.  It looks creepy and unsettling which is just what it needs to be.  Also awesome to see the "Russian Woodpecker" at the 4:25 mark.  (Its a cold war era over the horizon ballistic missile detection radar.  It had to be built close to Chernobyl due to its power requirements, which were enormous.)

 

https://www.news.com...cd75e220fb225d1



#122195 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1481 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 01:07 PM

Hellpoint is FREE on GOG for the next 48 hours:

 

https://www.gog.com/

 

You should see the button to claim it on the main page.



#122196 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1463 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 14 June 2021 - 03:57 PM

Decent E3 so far, but...

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#122197 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9293 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 05:09 PM

I don't mean to brag... but someone just got an AMD Settlement check in the mail!

 

We eatin good tonight!

 

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#122198 UberZerstorer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   118 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

UberZerstorer

Posted 14 June 2021 - 05:57 PM

I don't mean to brag... but someone just got an AMD Settlement check in the mail!

 

We eatin good tonight!

 

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Not only pork, but... SEASONED PORK!



#122199 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1557 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 14 June 2021 - 07:18 PM

I've never played Orcs Must Die. The second one is $2.99 on Steam. I'm assuming the game is well worth it at that price?

#122200 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   7059 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 07:22 PM

Not sure of it's price history, but 1 and 2 were both really good when I played them a million years ago.

#122201 samnite   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   130 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 07:45 PM

Not only pork, but... SEASONED PORK!

Gotta love the Pork/Chicken/Beef amalgamation of meat topping. It's like they don't even know what kind of grade zero meat they are putting on these things but they tossed seasoning on it to make it taste edible.



#122202 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1363 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 14 June 2021 - 10:23 PM

It's like they don't even know what kind of grade zero meat they are putting on these things

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#122203 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1067 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2021 - 11:25 PM

Hellpoint is FREE on GOG for the next 48 hours:

 

https://www.gog.com/

 

You should see the button to claim it on the main page.

Awesome, makes that recent Humble Choice Bundle feel even shittier.



#122204 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11241 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 June 2021 - 12:01 AM

I've never played Orcs Must Die. The second one is $2.99 on Steam. I'm assuming the game is well worth it at that price?

It's been in some Humble Bundles before but you can't go wrong for $3.  Plenty of content.



#122205 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1363 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 15 June 2021 - 01:16 AM

Back in a simpler time when things were slightly less shitty and I still enjoyed tower-defense games, Orcs Must Die was probably my second favorite of the bunch behind only PvZ.



#122206 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5130 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Wa1terSobchak

Posted 15 June 2021 - 05:47 PM



Orcs Must Die...


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#122207 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6166 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2021 - 06:07 PM

Anyone have any thoughts on the best gaming laptop that can also serve as a decent work laptop? The ASUS ROG Zephyrus seems impressive, but lacks a webcam. The Dell XPS 13 is weak for gaming, but seems like a solid system. And then there are things like the Razer Blade, etc. Anyone have any recs for 2020/21 models or anything that might be coming out in the next 6 months?

#122208 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3312 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

IkedaTeramusa

Posted 16 June 2021 - 07:24 PM

Last time I defended my ROG on here, the fans on both the CPU and GPU went out at the same time, then the ones I put in weren't up to snuff.  So I'm not saying nothing about ROG anymore... ;)  But I've had a couple and that's my one complaint.



#122209 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5660 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2021 - 08:59 PM

Anyone have any thoughts on the best gaming laptop that can also serve as a decent work laptop? The ASUS ROG Zephyrus seems impressive, but lacks a webcam. The Dell XPS 13 is weak for gaming, but seems like a solid system. And then there are things like the Razer Blade, etc. Anyone have any recs for 2020/21 models or anything that might be coming out in the next 6 months?


The only advice I can offer is that if you work in a subdued professional office environment, you should get the gaudiest, ugliest gaming laptop you possibly can so that you have something to talk to your colleagues about.

#122210 smokeyjoey8   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   363 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

smokeyjoey8

Posted 16 June 2021 - 09:29 PM

Anyone have any thoughts on the best gaming laptop that can also serve as a decent work laptop? The ASUS ROG Zephyrus seems impressive, but lacks a webcam. The Dell XPS 13 is weak for gaming, but seems like a solid system. And then there are things like the Razer Blade, etc. Anyone have any recs for 2020/21 models or anything that might be coming out in the next 6 months?

What are you looking for in the laptop? Do you want it to look "gamery" or have a look that won't really stand out? Do you want the best possible graphics in your games, and for the laptop to be able to keep up with future releases for the next 3-5 years, or are you okay with making a couple sacrifices? What kind of work do you plan on doing? Some spreadsheets and word docs, or are we talking music/video producing, coding, etc?

 

I'd say the Lenovo Legion 5 could be a good option. The laptop isn't ugly at all, and other than the 3 or so inch LEGION logo on the top left of the lid, you really wouldn't know it was a gamer laptop. They come with Ryzen chips and you can get the 15" Legion 5 with up to an RTX 3070. The prices are a bit crazy right now though. If you don't care so much about the best possible GPU though, you can opt for the 2020 Legion 5 models, which you can find with an RTX 2060 for around $1000-$1200, or a GTX 1660 Ti for $900-$1000. If you don't mind an Intel chip, the 1660 Ti model is often on sale at Costco for $999.

 

If you don't really care about the looks of the laptop, the Legion 5 Pro has a more gamery exterior (though still not as "loud" as something like an Alienware), but it features a 16", 16:10 screen, RTX 3060-3070, and a Ryzen chip. The tradeoff is it's more "gamery" look, a thicker body, and it's heavier due to the cooling. Despite that it's still about $100 more than the base Legion model, and you can probably find it for like $1400~ if you check someplace like antonline.



#122211 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9683 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2021 - 09:33 PM

What are you looking for in the laptop? Do you want it to look "gamery" or have a look that won't really stand out? Do you want the best possible graphics in your games, and for the laptop to be able to keep up with future releases for the next 3-5 years, or are you okay with making a couple sacrifices? What kind of work do you plan on doing? Some spreadsheets and word docs, or are we talking music/video producing, coding, etc?

 

I'd say the Lenovo Legion 5 could be a good option. The laptop isn't ugly at all, and other than the 3 or so inch LEGION logo on the top left of the lid, you really wouldn't know it was a gamer laptop. They come with Ryzen chips and you can get the 15" Legion 5 with up to an RTX 3070. The prices are a bit crazy right now though. If you don't care so much about the best possible GPU though, you can opt for the 2020 Legion 5 models, which you can find with an RTX 2060 for around $1000-$1200, or a GTX 1660 Ti for $900-$1000. If you don't mind an Intel chip, the 1660 Ti model is often on sale at Costco for $999.

 

If you don't really care about the looks of the laptop, the Legion 5 Pro has a more gamery exterior (though still not as "loud" as something like an Alienware), but it features a 16", 16:10 screen, RTX 3060-3070, and a Ryzen chip. The tradeoff is it's more "gamery" look, a thicker body, and it's heavier due to the cooling. Despite that it's still about $100 more than the base Legion model, and you can probably find it for like $1400~ if you check someplace like antonline.

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#122212 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6166 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2021 - 09:47 PM

I’ll take a look at the Legion 5. I’m mostly looking for something balanced that can game but isn’t a “gaming laptop” that has lights and weird edges. Eh, who am I kidding, I’ll probably just sit in coffee shops and pretend to do work once things reopen … who knows 😝

#122213 spoderman  

Posted 16 June 2021 - 10:49 PM

I’ll take a look at the Legion 5. I’m mostly looking for something balanced that can game but isn’t a “gaming laptop” that has lights and weird edges. Eh, who am I kidding, I’ll probably just sit in coffee shops and pretend to do work once things reopen … who knows

The HP laptop deals from black friday were the best deal for that purpose. Budget gaming laptops, they were $450 at walmart and best buy. I don't know what to suggest anymore cuz I think the budget ones aren't worth buying outside of black friday



#122214 zaorocks   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   102 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

zaorocks

Posted 17 June 2021 - 12:51 AM

I'm assuming the Humble Choice bundle with Civilization 6 gives me a code to activate the game in Steam? My question is if I play that version of the game will I still have access to get the Xbox(Microsoft) achievement points?

#122215 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6166 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:36 AM

I'm assuming the Humble Choice bundle with Civilization 6 gives me a code to activate the game in Steam? My question is if I play that version of the game will I still have access to get the Xbox(Microsoft) achievement points?


I don’t believe so, you would need to play Civilization through the Xbox PC app or on a console to get achievement points … but someone else may know better. I’ve never had anything through Steam activate an Xbox achievement though (Steam has its own achievement system).

#122216 Revanex  

Posted 17 June 2021 - 01:17 PM

Absolute Drift is free on GOG until 6/19, 9am EST.

 

https://www.gog.com/...53ffb3ef5303122

 

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#122217 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26759 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2021 - 01:32 AM

Epic Games Store:

 

Free Games Page - https://www.epicgame...n-US/free-games

 

Freebies This Week:

  • Hell is other demons.
  • Overcooked 2!

Freebies Next Week:

  • Sonic Mania
  • Horizon Chase Turbo


#122218 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10595 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2021 - 03:35 AM

Been waiting for Hell Is Other Demons. Thanks for posting! Going to play Roguebook soon. Will give my impressions after beating it once or twice or just playing a few hours.



#122219 shrinerr   Are you software people ready to fucking party? CAGiversary!   1446 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2021 - 09:18 AM

FF7 remake and alan wake remaster egs exclusive, huh? not surprised since KH games are also epic only. can't wait to fakeybro and not play



#122220 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26759 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2021 - 10:46 AM

Death Stranding (PC Version/Epic Store):

 

Written on 6/17/2021.

 

INTRO.
So, I bought this game (Death Stranding) yesterday. I'm around 5 hours into the PC version (from the Epic Store) of this game. I definitely have some thoughts, but I'm not sure how this is going to go here & what to entirely make of this all. This might be the most different & bizarre AAA game that I've played in a long time. I'm not even entirely sure what to make of it yet, as it's not your typical game by many means.

I don't know and don't feel I've entirely scratched the surface of this game, its mechanics & narrative here. It feels, since it just opened-up its world not too long ago, like this is an open-world walking simulator & hiking game that is often esoterically narrative-based. It doesn't try to tell you or explain everything to you, which also can be part of its intrigue and the reason - well, at least so far, anyways - that I can't put this down (yet). It gives you really enough, when it does, to keep you wanting to travel the world and see...well, whatever's going to come next. It's often weird, odd, different, and who knows what-else that I can think of here. Its world, its narrative, its world-building - it's just all so fascinating and odd, that I just keep wanting to see more. It's still feeling like in its first 5 hours, a huge tutorials, still often teaching me its mechanics and/or new things; especially since this doesn't act like a normal game.

TRAIL-BLAZING.
I haven't even really got into combat much here either. Most of the time, you are walking, running & moving around the game-world and its gorgeous landscapes. The game both looks & runs amazing on this iteration of Decima Engine (which also powers Horizon: Zero Dawn), often in the 120fps-160fps range on my desktop PC (i7 10700KF; 16 GB RAM; RTX 3070 with 8GB VRAM; W10 x 64). Simply put: the game looks & runs great with lots of detail in its game-world, terrain, and character models - and this is even without Ray-Tracing. This game's stunning.

BALANCE & CONTROL.
Often, you have to balance what you're carrying on your back and/or in your hands, trying to deliver stuff like a Fetch-quest and Fed-Ex, UPS, or Post-Office Man, delivering stuff from place-to-place. You have to try to not fall and keep balance, not moving too slow or too fast, as you might be timed to get certain items and packages to a certain location in X amount of time. Also, you can't get packages too wrecked or anything, from tripping, falling over and whatnot with the terrain and whatnot, as that will effect your score in-game, as you do get scored from F to A (with also S being above A), as you are getting in-game "Likes" and "Grades" for what you do & how well you do it (or not).

Playing with a controller (over the keyboard/mouse) is probably the best option for moving around the world here, as your controller is constantly giving your rumbling & feedback, as you are really being challenged by what you are  carrying - whether it's a corpse, some drugs, lots of packages, or whatever cargo you can think of. You have to constantly balance this stuff on you, move properly on terrain, and not fall or hurt yourself. With a keyboard/mouse, this walking simulation stuff, hiking, and world-traversal might be lacking the rumble and feedback aspects of the control, losing one of what feels like instrumental elements to going through the game-world, feeling like you're actually traversing it. This also gives the player the man v. nature feeling, as most of the time, you're going around the game-world and traversing it, pretty much all by your lonesome self, for the most part.

You'll also run into enemies called "BT's" (Beached Things), which also feel & seem like dead bodies trying to pull you into becoming one of the dead or into their world. I have not run into fights with them or combat with them yet, but from my encounters with them, you need to keep using your sensor and try to avoid them...or else a black pool of them arrive and it looks like (probably dead) shadowy figures/souls, trying to below the ground and possibly into Hell (or their realm/world), to stop you from your task. You can crouch, move slow, and hold your breath...hoping they don't try to take you down. If they do, well...you'll have to try and get away and shake this pool and mess of them off of you. These feel like this game's version of oddball stealth sequences of sorts here.

INVERSION OF THE MULTIPLAYER.
In some ways, though - this also has some interesting takes on inverted multiplayer of sorts, similar to that of Dark Souls. You won't run into other players - or well, I don't think I will, just yet - but you can run into remnants of other players have been around in this game-world. You can leave signs, messages, and whatnot for other players, if you're online - and when they are in their own game in the same area, you can send them "Likes" to boost them. The vice versa's true, as when they're online and you are, they can help you out in ways, too. When online, other players might lose cargo in the world or might drop it (b/c their cargo might get too heavy to take around) - and once you set-up mailboxes and construct those - then you can deliver lost cargo for other players to pick-up at areas besides main ones, so they can deliver it.

Once you can get items to make navigating the terrain easier, such as having ladders that you can use to cross lacks as bridges or use a rope to climb up rocks and/or mountains, for example - then other players, when online, can also use these items you placed in specific spots in their world. It really feels like you are out there, trying to help not just the game-world - but also other players in this game-world, when you're online and when they're online.

STORY.
Given all of that, here's the story: you play Sam Porter Bridges (played by Norman Reedus), who is a delivery-man (or a porter, as they are called here) that is trying to deliver packages & cargo to people through-out the world. The world seems to be in dire straits, as it feels like a post-apocalyptic world of sorts, lacking true government & whatnot. Most people don't traverse the world, as there's too many dangers out there in the world. Porters (i.e. delivery-men) are here, trying to connect with the world & also reconnect the world and rebuild it, to some kind of former glory of sorts, rebuilding America & civilization itself.

OUTRO.
So far, with everything here so and with so much to take in & digest here - so far, I can't seem to put this down. There's something unique, different, weird, and interesting about this game - and I can't put it down; at least not yet, anyways. It hasn't gotten repetitive or boring for me yet - though for some, I could see otherwise. This is a different and divisive type of game. Though, I could see - namely with its lack of shooting and action elements, when compared to other games - for some, how this could be boring to them. This game has a lot going on w/ its themes, points, story, weirdness, world-building, and whatnot - and that also might not be for everyone.

If you are looking for an odd, weird, not-that-action-packed game and you just want to traverse a game as a hiking simulation & walking simulation in an odd post-apocalyptic world & interesting sci-fi world, loaded also really good voice-acting here and great graphics & performance - this unique game & experience could be some terrain worth exploring and traversing.

Whether I will feel like this still, after way more hours behind me - yeah, like say having 20 hours or 40 hours behind me - than just say the 5 hours or so I already have behind me here and if the game can keep me going with its story, characters, and who knows what else here - well, I'll just have to wait & see.

I will just have to explore this game more & spend more time connecting with it too; all seeing where I, Sam, and this all will go to too.