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#127831 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6671 Posts   Joined 19.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 05:48 PM

Cancelled my preorder for Callisto Protocol when I read about death animations being locked behind the season pass. Glad my spider sense paid off on this one 😜

#127832 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 06:09 PM

Cancelled my preorder for Callisto Protocol when I read about death animations being locked behind the season pass. Glad my spider sense paid off on this one

Apparently there was a review embargo as well. I watched a couple of streams of it last night and even streamers with beefy gpu's and cpus it was stuttering here and there.

 

Even the new Marvel Midnight Suns game has some slowdowns in the combat mode. That game looks good in the combat part but the story mode is pretty bad with corny dialog even for a comic book game.



#127833 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1616 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 02 December 2022 - 06:15 PM

"The Callisto Protocol" does sound like the name of a taut political courtroom drama.


I thought it sounded like medieval procedure for treating hemorrhoids .

#127834 TheKbob   FakeyBro™, Esq. CAGiversary!   2168 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 06:20 PM

"The Callisto Protocol is disastrously poor [on PC] at launch" Digital Foundry @ @22:45
 
Midnight Sons being poor technically is both sad, but expected with how Firaxis releases their games.  I want it now, but will wait for a sale and some patches.  Seems like my kind of game, too.


#127835 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6671 Posts   Joined 19.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 06:40 PM

I was surprised how much ACG hated Midnight Suns, given some of the other positive reviews. I understand his gripes but it seems like an interesting game once it goes on sale.

#127836 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6427 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 06:50 PM

I thought it sounded like medieval procedure for treating hemorrhoids .


Medieval people wouldn’t have the frame of reference necessary to use Greek names for something like that.

#127837 thadoggfather   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

thadoggfather

Posted 02 December 2022 - 06:54 PM

 

"The Callisto Protocol is disastrously poor [on PC] at launch" Digital Foundry @ @22:45
 
Midnight Sons being poor technically is both sad, but expected with how Firaxis releases their games.  I want it now, but will wait for a sale and some patches.  Seems like my kind of game, too.

 

 

can never trust hype or game 'journalism' , the proof is in the release pudding 



#127838 TheKbob   FakeyBro™, Esq. CAGiversary!   2168 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 07:23 PM

can never trust hype or game 'journalism' , the proof is in the release pudding 

Some people are never convinced; I've seen one guy say Digital Foundry just doesn't know how to configure the game's settings correctly. :dunce:



#127839 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1691 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 02 December 2022 - 07:34 PM

Some people are never convinced; I've seen one guy say Digital Foundry just doesn't know how to configure the game's settings correctly. :dunce:

"Have they tried turning VSync off and on again?"



#127840 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1616 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 02 December 2022 - 08:13 PM

Meanwhile I had some time to kill between finishing Ragnarok (which was pretty good) and awaiting this new game that sounds like a complicated butt problem so I’ve been catching up on GamePass stuff and Pentiment is turning out to be a pretty amazing game. As it stands I’d put it in my top 3 games of the year along with Elden Ring and Vampire Survivors. What a year…

#127841 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1841 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

lastemp3ror

Posted 02 December 2022 - 09:28 PM

Meanwhile I had some time to kill between finishing Ragnarok (which was pretty good) and awaiting this new game that sounds like a complicated butt problem so I’ve been catching up on GamePass stuff and Pentiment is turning out to be a pretty amazing game. As it stands I’d put it in my top 3 games of the year along with Elden Ring and Vampire Survivors. What a year…

For me Vampire Survivors is the GOTY. It is purely based on the fact that it single handedly created a whole new type of game and many games are now coming out copying it. 



#127842 MysterD   42 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2022)) CAGiversary!   28164 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 10:19 PM

"Have they tried turning VSync off and on again?"

That won't solve Shader Compilation stutter problems.

 

Every time a game has a new special shader effect on PC, it's gonna stutter. This stuff needs to be cached ahead of time, basically...and since dev's don't know exactly what you're running for a GPU - unlike say a PS5 or XSX, which have a fixed-box and dev's know what GPU that system's always running b/c they're all the same - you'll always be hit w/ this problem on PC; the game figures that crap out as it goes along on PC. 

 

Games really should pre-cache this stuff ahead of time - but nope, they often don't....b/c it'll likely take a while to do so on the pre-caching. 

 

This has been a problem on PC on some other UE4 games, such as Deathloop and Ghostwire.



#127843 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1616 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 02 December 2022 - 11:58 PM

I was disappointed seeing the Callisto review scores this morning but after putting a few hours into it I have to say that I think a lot of the scores were generous. Like really generous. I have absolutely nothing good to say about the game and I'm not even playing the unplayable PC version.



#127844 Miker525  

Posted 03 December 2022 - 12:28 AM

I was disappointed seeing the Callisto review scores this morning but after putting a few hours into it I have to say that I think a lot of the scores were generous. Like really generous. I have absolutely nothing good to say about the game and I'm not even playing the unplayable PC version.

Without getting granularly specific and spoilery can you elaborate? I'm glad I held off on a day 1 buy but it's one that still interests me and I feel like I might enjoy it? Is it just too action heavy and not survival horrory enough? That's kinda the vibe I've been getting from what I've seen



#127845 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1616 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 03 December 2022 - 12:49 AM

Without getting granularly specific and spoilery can you elaborate? I'm glad I held off on a day 1 buy but it's one that still interests me and I feel like I might enjoy it? Is it just too action heavy and not survival horrory enough? That's kinda the vibe I've been getting from what I've seen

Without spoiling anything it is just a dull, derivative, clunky, and poorly designed pile of rubbish.



#127846 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5317 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Wa1terSobchak

Posted 03 December 2022 - 05:21 AM

Despite having the worst title of any game I can think of in the history of gaming I have been cautiously optimistic about "The Callisto Protocol".

I will never feel optimistic about anything ever again.


Here's some to cheer you up!

TOTO Drake Two-Piece Elongated 1.6 GPF Universal Height TORNADO FLUSH Toilet with CEFIONTECT, Cotton White - CST776CSFG#01 https://a.co/d/1HIle3a

at Amazon for 30% off?

#127847 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9506 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2022 - 04:44 PM

Since we talking about toilets... I got one of those ones that can flush a bucket of golf balls or like 60 chicken nuggets.  So nice.  Only time I ever had a clog was when flushing a pooper scooper full of partially frozen dog poop.



#127848 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11464 Posts   Joined 19.6 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 04 December 2022 - 04:15 AM

Since we talking about toilets... I got one of those ones that can flush a bucket of golf balls or like 60 chicken nuggets.  So nice.  Only time I ever had a clog was when flushing a pooper scooper full of partially frozen dog poop.

This raises so many questions that I don't want to know the answers to. 

 



#127849 TheKbob   FakeyBro™, Esq. CAGiversary!   2168 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2022 - 05:29 AM

I got my Retroid Pocket 3+ in today.  It's pretty snazzy and look forward to working through the PSP backlog on this little guy.  Perfect screen for full speed 3x resolution emulation!  It's bright AF, too.



#127850 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1808 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 04 December 2022 - 02:21 PM

The amazon basics "lift engine" (rebranded ergotron) dual monitor desk mount is on sale for $55 over at amazon --50% off.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MIBN71I

The difference between an ergotron and the myriad of cheaper stands that I now have stored in my basement is significant.

#127851 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10714 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2022 - 04:40 PM

I own several North Bayou mounts and they are excellent for their price. They do have some wobble, but typically only when mounted to a wobbly desk with a larger monitor. There is zero chance I would ever buy an Ergo with the NB price/performance.



#127852 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1808 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 04 December 2022 - 05:56 PM

I own several North Bayou mounts and they are excellent for their price. They do have some wobble, but typically only when mounted to a wobbly desk with a larger monitor. There is zero chance I would ever buy an Ergo with the NB price/performance.


Sure. I 100% understand where you're coming from. I upgraded to a single amazonbasics Ergo when they were on sale, previously using a North Bayou for my big TV/Monitor but it couldn't handle the weight. This isn't that much more than a NB dual and honestly I wouldn't have believed there would be Any justification for paying the extra amount until I opened the box and set it up.

#127853 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1616 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 04 December 2022 - 10:52 PM

Forget everything I said before about Callisto. It's a 10/10.

 

Spoiler

 



#127854 Wa1terSobchak   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   5317 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Wa1terSobchak

Posted 05 December 2022 - 04:55 AM

Forget everything I said before about Callisto. It's a 10/10.

Spoiler

Did you get the Toto Tornado Flush DLC?

#127855 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1616 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 05 December 2022 - 07:10 AM

Did you get the Toto Tornado Flush DLC?

I did not, but after reading DD83's earlier post I bought one of those monstrous toilets so I could have an appropriate way of disposing this game.

 

All jokes aside, it is a genuinely terrible game.



#127856 moonknight80  

moonknight80

Posted 05 December 2022 - 01:41 PM

Friend of mine is selling his nearly untouched a Steam Deck 256 for $400. I am sorely tempted.

#127857 TheKbob   FakeyBro™, Esq. CAGiversary!   2168 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2022 - 03:26 PM

The best gift you give yourself this holiday season is a bidet add-on as there is no simpler pleasure than having the ability to scrape the barnacles off the hull, leaving you feeling fresh and clean.

 

Guaranteed to be less poopy than Callisto Protocol!



#127858 MysterD   42 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2022)) CAGiversary!   28164 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2022 - 04:59 PM

A Plague Tale: Requiem is great so far, BTW.

 

I know, it ain't cheap to buy - but I've been playing it in PC Game Pass (since I had a free month looming, from buying my 3070 desktop a while ago...so I had to use the voucher before it died). Some 24 hours in or so.



#127859 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11689 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 05 December 2022 - 06:16 PM

The best gift you give yourself this holiday season is a bidet add-on as there is no simpler pleasure than having the ability to scrape the barnacles off the hull, leaving you feeling fresh and clean.

Adding a bidet attachment to the toilet is like adding an SSD to a PC booting off disk: cheap, easy and the difference makes you wonder why you didn't do it far earlier.



#127860 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1808 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 05 December 2022 - 11:02 PM

Steam prices this week are lower than a the autumn sale on quite a few games. Glad I waited.