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#128341 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   849 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

topchief1

Posted 14 January 2023 - 07:42 AM

I’ve been messing around a lot with old games since hacking my PSP a couple years ago and my 3DS about a month ago, and it’s given me a real appreciation for game preservation. It’s kinda sad that the only real reason we have so much old media still preserved is thanks to pirates.


Y'arr.

#128342 JohnnyCage   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1420 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

JohnnyCage

Posted 14 January 2023 - 08:08 AM

I bought The Division 2 for $9 because why not lol.



#128343 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1880 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 14 January 2023 - 01:38 PM

Hmmm, can Division 1 and 2 be ran with Vulkan? Does either or both of the games support it?

EDIT - I have Div1 and 2. Never finished Div1; and never even booted Div 2. Yeah...I'm so lazy, I know.


EDIT: I misread. You're looking for vulkan info but I read this as proton. Sorry.

On the deck it looks like division 1 is "gold" while division 2 is borked per

https://www.protondb...?q=The division

#128344 MysterD   The Toaster CAGiversary!   28465 Posts   Joined 19.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2023 - 01:45 PM

Friday The 13th: Killer Puzzle.

 

Friday The 13th: Killer Puzzle and its DLC's are getting delisted from Steam on Jan. 23rd.

-> Final Steam Day - Jan. 23rd.

-> Game Page - https://store.steamp..._Killer_Puzzle/

 

Some notes incoming:

-> Episodes 1-8 (DLC's) = Free. Go get 'em.

-> Other few 9-12 Episodes (DLC's) = cost $2.99 each per episode.



#128345 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6279 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 14 January 2023 - 06:13 PM

My guess is that there are still DX12 issues with Nvidia cards. That is what I've heard from people for years, especially with Div2. Div1 was rock solid for me on win7, dx11 AMD system for 2-3 years that I played it off and on. It ran Div2 just fine as well. I haven't played much on my Nvidia system with DX12 yet.

Yeah, that all sounds very familiar...  Though if it was something as simple as running it in dx11 I don't think the anger that I've seen in a bunch of threads or it never being offered as a solution makes me wonder if its something else.  I do remember running the game in DX11...     
 

 

 

I bought The Division 2 for $9 because why not lol.

Its a good game I enjoyed the hell out of both of them...  I spent a bunch of time playing with friends and randoms but I've done all the story missions on both games by myself.

 

 

Blame UbiSoft for doing UPLAY client-app junk as DRM & treating games as rentals, like most of this industry has done. If Ubi goes belly-up, perfect way to show the pitfalls of DRM causing problems for owners of single-player games....after they go the way of the dodo.

 

EDIT - I do wonder how many games will go the way of the dodo, if something like Steam goes away ever....where a lot of PC gamers do have big backlogs. Not gonna be pretty, if that day ever comes. It's why DRM like required client-app's, Denuvo, server-side crap, and other crap just shouldn't stick on games forever; especially single-player stuff.

 

I don't think Ubisoft is in mortal danger...  I just don't think they'll make their sales quota and they'll have angry shareholders. We could be seeing the end of their exclusive deal with Epic.  I'm guessing they realized that having no new games on Steam meant that far too many people just never saw their new releases. 

 

As for Steam going under...  Outside of a world calamity, at which point we all have bigger issues than not being able to access our video games, I don't see steam ever going away...  Even if somehow Valve failed I think someone would buy Steam, maybe rebrand it, and keep it going,  

Edit: I guess Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will be the next Ubisoft title to appear on Steam?
 



#128346 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   10322 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 14 January 2023 - 07:55 PM

“Please why won’t someone buy us!!!” - Ubisoft the past few months

I've never seen such a talented group of people make such mediocre, B- games. 



#128347 shrinerr   Are you software people ready to fucking party? CAGiversary!   1487 Posts   Joined 18.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2023 - 08:23 AM

i'm a filthy ban boy. lost ark banned me because...man, i feel so dirty. mommy, please make it go away...

 

 

but seriously, seeing on my profile does irk me somewhat.

 

https://steamcommuni...om/id/shrinerr/



#128348 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6279 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 15 January 2023 - 08:41 AM

i'm a filthy ban boy. lost ark banned me because...man, i feel so dirty. mommy, please make it go away...


That's got to be a mistake and I got to imagine it will be fixed sometime next week. It's bad business and, well, I guess it could open Amazon up for libel suits. Has they're ever been a class action libel suit? lol

#128349 Nephilim_BC  

Nephilim_BC

Posted 15 January 2023 - 08:51 AM

Lost ark posted they were going to fix mistakes about that

#128350 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9545 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 15 January 2023 - 04:58 PM

i'm a filthy ban boy. lost ark banned me because...man, i feel so dirty. mommy, please make it go away...

Go 2 ur spank caeg u bad boi



#128351 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11693 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 16 January 2023 - 01:06 PM

The game is on life support with patches and updates all but nonexistent.

Supposedly there is a new game mode ("Descent") and story season planned for this spring.  Who knows though; this is the outfit that keeps holding Halloween cosmetic events over Christmas because they're not ready in time.



#128352 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6279 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 16 January 2023 - 02:20 PM

Supposedly there is a new game mode ("Descent") and story season planned for this spring. Who knows though; this is the outfit that keeps holding Halloween cosmetic events over Christmas because they're not ready in time.

I know they've been "robbed" of personal twice now. One for an Avatar game and more recently a Star Wars game.

#128353 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11693 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 16 January 2023 - 02:58 PM

Supposedly they are hiring a lighting developer for Div 2 so I guess they're still doing something with it.  The listing said that ray tracing experience is a plus so, of course, some see that as "Div 2 is getting ray tracing" but it could just be helpful when some other group steals Div's new lighting developer.



#128354 JohnnyCage   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1420 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

JohnnyCage

Posted 17 January 2023 - 12:32 AM

I'm really liking The Division 2 so far. It's a lot more solo friendly than Destiny 2.



#128355 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6279 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 17 January 2023 - 07:36 AM

So I finished Guardians of the Galaxy.  Took 19.3 hours but I'm sure someone not looking for parts for upgrades or new costumes could cut a lot of time off that.  Story was really good and quite funny.  The voice actors really put in some amazing performances.  Even the guy playing Star Lord, whom I called out earlier was solid though his Star Lord had a slight whine that I never could completely get over.

 

The combat...  I honestly thought it was a mess, it worked well enough but if the NPCs (Rocket, Groot, Drax, and Gamora) didn't need as much babysitting as they currently do I think the game would be more fun.  Though one of the big hang ups I had was that it was extremely hard to track certain enemies.  They looked too much like other various and/or picking them out of the crowd when you trying to use an NPC ability was a guesstimate at best.

 

Towards the late part of the game I kept having Gamora saying the same voice lines over and over.  It wasn't in a loop and it only happened when those enemies where around so I don't think it was glitched.  I didn't like the quick time events...  (The timing just seemed off, like it was constantly a half a second slow or something?)  Also, way too often I got stuck in or on the environment.  (That was the most tedious thing and, truth be told, I was ready for the game to end an hour or so before it did.)

 

I know it sounds like I'm crapping on the game a lot, and I guess in a way that I am, but its hard to lists a lot of the positive when its story related.  I'm not one for spoilers, even minor spoilers, so I guess I'll just say I hope they make a squeal and fix a few of the games hang ups. I would certainly give it a try. (Though likely not on day 1.)



#128356 MysterD   The Toaster CAGiversary!   28465 Posts   Joined 19.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2023 - 11:30 AM

Guardians game was awesome. Had a blast with it and the soundtrack & RT ruled.

 

Just...don't expect same quality of writing, if they (Eidos Montreal) ever do a sequel. Mary DeMarle (of Deus Ex: HR & Guardians game) left the company and went to BioWare & became their Lead Narrative Writer...likely for the next Mass Effect game.



#128357 tukai   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2023 - 01:35 PM

I want to get Chained Echoes for the SD, but I just can't pay full price. I have GP for my series X but I want to own the game. Am I crazy? 



#128358 jimmywolf   wolf CAGiversary!   541 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2023 - 01:58 PM

it a good game has flaws thu that get annoying, everyone has a price point there willing pay and it can vary by game pay what you think it worth. I wait for sales for some games and buy day one other games and don't think twice, so do what works for you.



#128359 MysterD   The Toaster CAGiversary!   28465 Posts   Joined 19.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2023 - 04:03 PM

Forspoken's PC requirements.

 

Sources:

- Eurogamer 

- Twitter Link

- Dexerto.

 

Spoiler


#128360 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11693 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 17 January 2023 - 04:49 PM

lol @ Recommended being just to get 30fps



#128361 MysterD   The Toaster CAGiversary!   28465 Posts   Joined 19.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2023 - 05:31 PM

Forspoken - PC Features Trailer:



#128362 spoderman  

Posted 17 January 2023 - 07:38 PM

For anyone that has a stadia controller.. they added bluetooth support in an update today. Not bad since if you got the controller directly from Google it ended up being free after they refunded everyone due to Stadia's impending shutdown.

 

I've tested it on Steam (after enabling generic controller support) and it works the same way it would wired. One major issue is it doesn't appear to have rumble support on steam, but everything else works ok. Decent alternative for a wireless controller if you don't already have an Xbox/Playstation/8bitdo controller.

 

EDIT: Rumble works wired but not via bluetooth. Hopefully it gets fixed cuz it's a decent controller



#128363 Miker525  

Posted 18 January 2023 - 12:03 AM

Just noticed The House of the Dead remake is on sale for $10 if you get the bundle with Panzer Dragoon remake. Definitely my price to give it a go. Love the originals. Wish I had a modern day light gun set up to play this with but hoping it should be fun with mouse too

#128364 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6529 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2023 - 02:09 AM

I can’t play light gun games without a light gun (or Wiimote). It just feels empty if I’m not pointing plastic at the screen.

#128365 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11478 Posts   Joined 19.9 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 18 January 2023 - 05:06 AM

I can’t play light gun games without a light gun (or Wiimote). It just feels empty if I’m not pointing plastic at the screen.

But what about Typing of the Dead? 



#128366 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6529 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2023 - 08:36 AM

But what about Typing of the Dead?


That’s a typing game, not a light gun game, and I’m perfectly fine with playing typing games without a light gun.

#128367 ToddManG   The one with the cape CAGiversary!   429 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2023 - 01:43 PM

That’s a typing game, not a light gun game, and I’m perfectly fine with playing typing games without a light gun.

pfff, rookie

 

 

Sent from my NES Zapper



#128368 tukai   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2023 - 03:20 PM

pfff, rookie

 

 

Sent from my NES Zapper

If you're not using a musket, you must be new school 



#128369 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1692 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 18 January 2023 - 06:38 PM

We need more weird-ass typing games. Give me antihero Mavis Beacon typing her way through post-war alternate history settings.



#128370 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9545 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2023 - 08:07 PM

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