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#2221 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6593 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:53 PM

It's been really tough, but I'm holding out for a $10 sale also.

Pro-tip: actually be broke.  Makes it much easier to hold out.



#2222 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3790 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:32 AM

I know NetherRealm Studios has the rights to put Spawn in as a playable character, but the current contract expires end of the year. If he doesn't make it into MK11, he ain't ever coming.

Interesting reasoning regarding the Terminator. Never considered those points. It'd be awesome imo, if we had Arnold as the Terminator and Robert Patrick as an alternate skin. I still have my fingers crossed for Pennywise showing up on the roster at some point. IT: Chapter Two comes to theaters later this year so there's hope. Pinhead from Hellraiser would be a good fit in the MK universe as a guest appearance too!!

I'm curious if Schwarzenegger would still be good with having his appearance in games. The last one coming to mind for me is the abyssmal Terminator 3 game for OG Xbox, which probably was contractual as it has movie clips in it to. I don't think he's against them or anything, but they did put Carl Weather's face in to MKX with the Predator stuff which is a bit odd, maybe Arnie is too expensive. I'm kind of expecting an actual T-800 endoskeleton. I think it would just fit better with the other monster guests they've already had, and would sidestep the likeness issue entirely. If they do get Arnie, the next question is what version? The original kill bot from T1, the iconic but good guy T2 look, the grey-haired old one from the upcoming movie? One last thought is I would love if they did something like the Predator tie in, and gave us a T2 Sarah skin for Sonya Blade.

 

I kind of think Pinhead is probably too obscure at this point. Those movies have been gone for a while and I don't think he quite reached the level of the other characters they've already used. Pennywise is hard to say, but he would be a hot choice out of the recent stuff. I could see licensing issues with the Stephen King, I don't recall any games connected to his properties other than Lawnmower Man way back on the SNES(?).

 

I'd love to see Ash Williams in these games, but with his show over I'm not sure if they'd use him. He did say there would be some Evil Dead related game stuff coming though.

 

 

Yikes. If that's her, they ruined her face. I loved her look in MKX. What happened?

I think she looks fine in motion, maybe they aged her up. Regardless it seems like most of the faces are going to change some since they're using real face models now. Skarlet looks great at least. NetherRealm clearly learned how to make slightly more grounded humans that look good effectively starting with MKX and really hit their stride with Injustice 2. 

 

This is just going to be the reality for a little while, it seems most of the games with more realistic looking characters are switching to real people being scanned to use as character models. Capcom did the same with Resident Evil 7 and 2, and Devil May Cry 5. It's fine with new characters like Nero's mechanic, but jarring with old characters dramatically changing, like Chris or Claire Redfield, Trish, or Sonya.



#2223 Sielanas  

Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:55 AM

Arnie stuff


He was the pre-order bonus for WWE 2k16.

https://youtu.be/O7aSsaTqBCc

#2224 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13630 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 01:13 AM

Well, looks like I'm indeed getting a free copy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey on PC. Can't wait to get it and nod that I got it and continue waiting for a deal on it for my XBox.



#2225 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1717 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 01:28 AM

Well, looks like I'm indeed getting a free copy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey on PC. Can't wait to get it and nod that I got it and continue waiting for a deal on it for my XBox.

I've clicked Twitch Prime stuff for months I know I'm never going to touch



#2226 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3790 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 01:33 AM

He was the pre-order bonus for WWE 2k16.

I still question budget, but at least that means he must be fine with games. The wrestling games are kind of deceptive since I assume all the wrestlers rights are already accounted for with their contracts, leaving room to get a few celebrity guests. Reminds me of that UFC game that had Bruce Lee.



#2227 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3790 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:01 AM

Layoffs coming to Activision-Blizzard for "restructuring aimed at centralizing functions and boosting profit". No specifics really, just "hundreds" out of apparently 9,800 total between all parts of the company. Hard to guess what will get cut, but it doesn't exactly sound like any one studio is getting chopped. I could see some of the ancillary studios being killed I guess, like those that were helping Bungie with Destiny. 

 

https://www.bloomber...key-games-stall



#2228 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   372 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:02 AM

Looks like the final (and permanent) batch of Forzathon challenges for Horizon 3 are live.  Makes me sad as somebody who only recently got into the Horizon series.



#2229 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1717 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:17 AM

Layoffs coming to Activision-Blizzard for "restructuring aimed at centralizing functions and boosting profit". No specifics really, just "hundreds" out of apparently 9,800 total between all parts of the company. Hard to guess what will get cut, but it doesn't exactly sound like any one studio is getting chopped. I could see some of the ancillary studios being killed I guess, like those that were helping Bungie with Destiny. 

 

https://www.bloomber...key-games-stall

Since the article referenced how it was a bad week for their stock, look how fast you can bounce back though if you're EA and had an Apex up you're sleeve 

 

Looks like the final (and permanent) batch of Forzathon challenges for Horizon 3 are live.  Makes me sad as somebody who only recently got into the Horizon series.

I still like 3 better than 4. It's not just location, I think Aussie is a better Location than England, I don't know something about 4 hasn't felt quite right for me since launch. Also 4's radio sucks. Was super weird to get that last title update for 3 with those 4 achievements last week. 



#2230 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4023 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:56 AM

Layoffs coming to Activision-Blizzard for "restructuring aimed at centralizing functions and boosting profit". No specifics really, just "hundreds" out of apparently 9,800 total between all parts of the company. Hard to guess what will get cut, but it doesn't exactly sound like any one studio is getting chopped. I could see some of the ancillary studios being killed I guess, like those that were helping Bungie with Destiny. 

 

https://www.bloomber...key-games-stall

I can kinda High Moon Studios getting shut down as they were helping with the Destiny games and no longer have the Transformers games to fall back on(as Activision lost the license).

 

Speaking of Activision's bad week, they are also apparently giving refunds if you bought Guitar Hero Live from December 1, 2017 to January 2019.

 

https://www.gamespot...o/1100-6464914/

 

Although some are saying the refunds are to avoid potential lawsuits, as the developer that worked on it was bought up by Ubisoft in December 2017.  So Activision had no one to support it anymore and the servers were shut down in December 2018.  Wonder why Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 doesn't get the same treatment?  As it still goes on sale from time to time, even though the servers were shut down.



#2231 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10290 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:07 AM

Layoffs coming to Activision-Blizzard for "restructuring aimed at centralizing functions and boosting profit". No specifics really, just "hundreds" out of apparently 9,800 total between all parts of the company. Hard to guess what will get cut, but it doesn't exactly sound like any one studio is getting chopped. I could see some of the ancillary studios being killed I guess, like those that were helping Bungie with Destiny. 

 

https://www.bloomber...key-games-stall

 

 

I can kinda High Moon Studios getting shut down as they were helping with the Destiny games and no longer have the Transformers games to fall back on(as Activision lost the license).

This is probably "Pie in the Sky," but if any of the studios that helped Bungie with the D2 expansions get cut it would be great if Bungie could snap them up.



#2232 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3790 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:38 AM

This is probably "Pie in the Sky," but if any of the studios that helped Bungie with the D2 expansions get cut it would be great if Bungie could snap them up.

Seems really unlikely. They are still without a publisher, have a giant team already, and nothing to really drive sales unless Eververse is really driving sales or people magically start buying the annual pass. I know I'm likely waiting for the next game to give them a chance with money again unless something drastic happens.



#2233 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   10290 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:43 AM

Erratic reminder for Twitch Prime freebies:

https://www.twitch.tv/prime

 
Some decent things in there!



#2234 OldSlowGamer   Old Slow Gamer CAGiversary!   506 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:16 AM

 

I still like 3 better than 4. It's not just location, I think Aussie is a better Location than England, I don't know something about 4 hasn't felt quite right for me since launch. Also 4's radio sucks. Was super weird to get that last title update for 3 with those 4 achievements last week. 

I am 1000% with you on all these points.  I played FH3 for 3 hours tonight - I had forgotten how crazy the Hot Wheels DLC is!  I am using those 4 last achievements as incentive to mop up some DLC and achievement items.



#2235 Touch3  

Posted 09 February 2019 - 02:24 PM

I still question budget, but at least that means he must be fine with games. The wrestling games are kind of deceptive since I assume all the wrestlers rights are already accounted for with their contracts, leaving room to get a few celebrity guests. Reminds me of that UFC game that had Bruce Lee.

It might be different with a game like MK, where your likeness would be performing fatalities, and having fatalities performed on them.  In a vacuum, yeah, Terminator would be a great MK addition...but with the social baggage it carries (I can envision the hand wringing "Arnold Schwarzenegger murder simulator!" news coverage now) they might put T-1000 in instead.  It allows them to say "Yes, we put in a Terminator" while keeping Arnold's image out of it.

 

One of my hopes/guesses for a crossover character would be Shadow of Mordor's Talion.  It's another WB property, and it's a character that's used to dismembering opponents.  I'm just not sure if there would be LotR crossover-licensing issues.



#2236 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   2293 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:03 PM

Saturday morning semi-OT:  I wouldn't mind getting back into PC gaming some, but don't want to spend almost $1,000. Someone is selling an Alienware Aurora 7, less than a year old, $450 with the following specs:

 

Intel i5-8400k CPU
Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU
8GB DDR4 RAM
1TB HD
 
Post is detailed, sounds like they know what they're doing (I avoid ads where they don't list specs etc). Seems like a fine mid-range system and the mobo is supposed to be very upgrade-friendly (and should support 8th-gen processors if I wanted to upgrade).
 
Seems like a decent deal? I haven't built a PC or bought computer parts in at least 7 years so I'm a little out of the market, but used to build/tweak PCs a lot in past lives.


#2237 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6593 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

 

Saturday morning semi-OT:  I wouldn't mind getting back into PC gaming some, but don't want to spend almost $1,000. Someone is selling an Alienware Aurora 7, less than a year old, $450 with the following specs:

 

Intel i5-8400k CPU
Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU
8GB DDR4 RAM
1TB HD
 
Post is detailed, sounds like they know what they're doing (I avoid ads where they don't list specs etc). Seems like a fine mid-range system and the mobo is supposed to be very upgrade-friendly (and should support 8th-gen processors if I wanted to upgrade).
 
Seems like a decent deal? I haven't built a PC or bought computer parts in at least 7 years so I'm a little out of the market, but used to build/tweak PCs a lot in past lives.

 

Don't know if you posted this in the Humble Bundle or Steam threads, but you'll definitely get some informative answers there.



#2238 Doctor Zod   Phantom Zone permanent resident CAGiversary!   575 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:17 PM

It might be different with a game like MK, where your likeness would be performing fatalities, and having fatalities performed on them. In a vacuum, yeah, Terminator would be a great MK addition...but with the social baggage it carries (I can envision the hand wringing "Arnold Schwarzenegger murder simulator!" news coverage now) they might put T-1000 in instead. It allows them to say "Yes, we put in a Terminator" while keeping Arnold's image out of it.

One of my hopes/guesses for a crossover character would be Shadow of Mordor's Talion. It's another WB property, and it's a character that's used to dismembering opponents. I'm just not sure if there would be LotR crossover-licensing issues.

Pennywise is almost a guarantee. The second It movie's coming out in September and since it will be distributed by WB, you can take it to the bank he'll be in MK11. In regards to The Terminator, I don't know, not feeling it. Imagine if Fujin's left out for the third consecutive time in favor of a guest character.

Guest characters IMO, should be DLC but also NRS shouldn't go overboard like last time.

#2239 jimbobvaquero  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:21 PM

 

Saturday morning semi-OT:  I wouldn't mind getting back into PC gaming some, but don't want to spend almost $1,000. Someone is selling an Alienware Aurora 7, less than a year old, $450 with the following specs:

 

Intel i5-8400k CPU
Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU
8GB DDR4 RAM
1TB HD
 
Post is detailed, sounds like they know what they're doing (I avoid ads where they don't list specs etc). Seems like a fine mid-range system and the mobo is supposed to be very upgrade-friendly (and should support 8th-gen processors if I wanted to upgrade).
 
Seems like a decent deal? I haven't built a PC or bought computer parts in at least 7 years so I'm a little out of the market, but used to build/tweak PCs a lot in past lives.

 

That should get you solid 1080p gaming. Might have to tweak some settings down from high to medium. The only upgrade I would absolutely recommend would be to put an SSD in there. Even a 2.5 sata drive. Especially if you can put an m.2 nvme drive in.  Install Windows on that. I'd also think about getting 16gb of ram in there.



#2240 splattered   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   567 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:44 PM

Man I really like Apex Legends but over half my games now feel like I am underwater... I have good internet speeds and ping yet I am getting SEVERE lag and rubber banding. It literally feels like I am jumping and running around under water. It seems to flow with the kill counter in the top right too like when people are dying a lot it bogs my game down hard. They need to fix this ASAP.



#2241 Touch3  

Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:49 PM

I agree with Jimbob. Get an SSD in there and you’ve got a great “plays almost everything currently available, just not at max settings” machine.

 

 

For $450 that’s a good price. The graphics card alone is about $200.

 

Saturday morning semi-OT:  I wouldn't mind getting back into PC gaming some, but don't want to spend almost $1,000. Someone is selling an Alienware Aurora 7, less than a year old, $450 with the following specs:

 

Intel i5-8400k CPU
Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU
8GB DDR4 RAM
1TB HD

 



#2242 Sielanas  

Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:59 PM


Saturday morning semi-OT: I wouldn't mind getting back into PC gaming some, but don't want to spend almost $1,000. Someone is selling an Alienware Aurora 7, less than a year old, $450 with the following specs:

Intel i5-8400k CPU
Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU
8GB DDR4 RAM
1TB HD

Post is detailed, sounds like they know what they're doing (I avoid ads where they don't list specs etc). Seems like a fine mid-range system and the mobo is supposed to be very upgrade-friendly (and should support 8th-gen processors if I wanted to upgrade).

Seems like a decent deal? I haven't built a PC or bought computer parts in at least 7 years so I'm a little out of the market, but used to build/tweak PCs a lot in past lives.


Sounds very good for a whole system. I built a new one myself recently and spent around $600 for a bit better than that.

#2243 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   372 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:41 PM

I still like 3 better than 4. It's not just location, I think Aussie is a better Location than England, I don't know something about 4 hasn't felt quite right for me since launch. Also 4's radio sucks. Was super weird to get that last title update for 3 with those 4 achievements last week. 

 

Agreed - 4 seems completely drab when going back and forth between 3 and 4, and has the worst music out of all 4 games IMO.



#2244 kwick7   CAG Lurking Veteran CAGiversary!   295 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:08 PM

What’s the cheapest Halo: Master Chief Collection has been? I’d like to pick it up but I’m in no rush.

#2245 tribalnoise   Official Threadkiller CAGiversary!   1941 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:13 PM

What’s the cheapest Halo: Master Chief Collection has been? I’d like to pick it up but I’m in no rush.

$15 but that was over 2 years ago. It was $22.49 back in september 2018. these are non-gold prices, so they may have been lower if there was a gold discount.

 

source: https://www.storepar...ection-digital/



#2246 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3790 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:33 PM

It might be different with a game like MK, where your likeness would be performing fatalities, and having fatalities performed on them.  In a vacuum, yeah, Terminator would be a great MK addition...but with the social baggage it carries (I can envision the hand wringing "Arnold Schwarzenegger murder simulator!" news coverage now) they might put T-1000 in instead.  It allows them to say "Yes, we put in a Terminator" while keeping Arnold's image out of it.

 

One of my hopes/guesses for a crossover character would be Shadow of Mordor's Talion.  It's another WB property, and it's a character that's used to dismembering opponents.  I'm just not sure if there would be LotR crossover-licensing issues.

No offense to Robert Patrick, but he would not draw in people like a Schwarzenegger T-800. If they can't do Arnie it will be the classic robot design.



#2247 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2608 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:00 PM

It won’t matter either way, it will be called that anyway.

#2248 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   530 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:24 PM

Anybody need a division 2 private beta. Last letter of the alphabet.

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#2249 Dustinator   Why hello....... CAGiversary!   1379 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:50 PM

No offense to Robert Patrick, but he would not draw in people like a Schwarzenegger T-800. If they can't do Arnie it will be the classic robot design.

Agreed. Just have the endoskeleton/robot appearance the main and Arnie as an unlockable skin if the public has a problem. Terminator would be a good heavy character too. To also add more intrigue, NetherRealm said there is another big cameo coming from a familiar face. A la Rhonda Rousey. So speculate away.

Debating the Devil May Cry HD Collection as its only $5. Even if it doesn't go BC, still a great deal right? I have all the og disc copies for the PS2

#2250 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3790 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:02 PM

Agreed. Just have the endoskeleton/robot appearance the main and Arnie as an unlockable skin if the public has a problem. Terminator would be a good heavy character too. To also add more intrigue, NetherRealm said there is another big cameo coming from a familiar face. A la Rhonda Rousey. So speculate away.

Debating the Devil May Cry HD Collection as its only $5. Even if it doesn't go BC, still a great deal right? I have all the og disc copies for the PS2

Yeah, it's still worth it. I think the only difference between the 360 and One versions is 720p or 1080p. Highly doubt it will go BC, Capcom hasn't had any double dips other than Mega Man 9 and 10.