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#14016605 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Prepare for Disappointment

Posted by agentghost on Today, 02:22 AM

Looking to pick up a cheap (and I stress CHEAP) laptop to take to and from work (all that requires is Word and the interwebz) that can play some casual/older games.  Any thoughts on: https://www.amazon.c.../dp/B075WDDXTH/

 

Or any suggestions in the $400ish range other than that?  Not really interested in spending $700+ for a more modern laptop as I really don't game on them.

just grab a cheapo chromebook or any Android tablet with a detachable keyboard.




#14016536 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Prepare for Disappointment

Posted by agentghost on Yesterday, 10:40 PM

So I'm sure pretty much everybody has these, but if you like stealth games an somehow haven't played any of the Thief series, Thief Gold and Thief: The Metal Age are 97 cents each and Thief: Deadly Shadows is 98 cents. I actually just started playing Deadly Shadows today, so I'm not sure how good it is, but Thief 1/2 are some of the best and most influential stealth games of all time. They came out in the late 90s, so yeah, graphics are a bit out of date, but it's not a hindrance to enjoying the games imo, and the gameplay more than holds up. 

 

So yeah, if you don't have those, then buy them, if you do have them but haven't played them and like stealth at all then try them out.

Thief WAS a great series for its time but the series aged terribly.  I would say try Dishonored.  It's basically the better Thief spiritual successor




#14016284 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Prepare for Disappointment

Posted by agentghost on Yesterday, 03:11 AM

The fact that you have to buy 'insurance' to make sure the key you get works should be enough to stay away.

Can it be said for Squaretrade and all the Ebay junks then?




#14016283 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Prepare for Disappointment

Posted by agentghost on Yesterday, 03:09 AM

I’ll sell my hybrid cooled 1080 right when 1100 come out.

but yours is still top of the line though.  Historically, Nvidia's next gen is usually 15-25% faster than current gen.  They don't want to bump too much performance because milking us incrementally =  more $$




#14016096 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Prepare for Disappointment

Posted by agentghost on 23 June 2018 - 06:13 PM

It seems like its been years since AMD really had a card worth owning... and there hasn't been a crypto market going on.  Who knows what sort of prices NVIDIA will do when faced with real competition.

There is no such thing as NVIDIA competition.  ATI has been slacking in both software support/compatibility and hardware performance for years.  I feel like AMD didn't really care much about competing and is perfectly happy with being 2nd place.

 

I jumped ship to NVIDIA and didn't bother to look back.  I don't mind paying higher price for higher quality stuff.




#14015005 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by agentghost on 21 June 2018 - 07:06 AM

Humble Bundle has sure made Tuesdays a whole lot less fun. 

why put effort into weekly bundle when you can get them with the monthly?  Weekly has become "re-bundle" cesspool ever since IGN took over




#14013694 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller $60 w/ free next day (Amazon)

Posted by agentghost on 18 June 2018 - 10:52 PM

damn $60 for a controller and it's a deal.. Nintendo fans are paying through the noses




#14013056 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller $60 w/ free next day (Amazon)

Posted by agentghost on 17 June 2018 - 05:59 AM

Just got a Switch. Friend says this is a must. I saw it doesnt often go on sale. Next day delivery free for Prime members. 

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

No. The dpad is still flawed on a design level.

Pretty interesting that this controller goes on sale pretty much every month. Must be slow sales figures if Nintendo is desperate enough to push retailer sales.

one of you is telling the truth.  Which one?  :shock:




#14009964 Days of Play 2018 - 11 days of PlayStation deals and new limited edition PS4

Posted by agentghost on 12 June 2018 - 06:47 AM

Call of Duty®: Black Ops III is available now to download for PlayStation Plus for free

https://store.playst...LACKOPS3GAME000

nothing pleases the little peasant in me more than getting 3-yr old scrap from my $ony and Activision overlords




#14008938 Days of Play 2018 - 11 days of PlayStation deals and new limited edition PS4

Posted by agentghost on 11 June 2018 - 02:53 AM

Go digital with GT Sport.  Even though the box contains a disc it might as well be a digital code since the game requires an online connection (for everything but arcade mode) and probably gigs upon gigs of patches/updates.

 

I always try to go digital with racing games due to their pick up and play nature.

I think he wants GCU 20% off on top of the $19.99




#14008186 Days of Play 2018 - 11 days of PlayStation deals and new limited edition PS4

Posted by agentghost on 10 June 2018 - 05:43 AM

I personally don't have the cash to spend on VR right now, but as a person who has been gaming for about 25 years, its the first thing to get me really excited about gaming since HD gaming was introduced.  Maybe I'll be able to pull it off on Black Friday

don't bother with PSVR.  I picked it up today for a price mistake at Target, set it up and regretted it.  The resolution was so terrible (I missed playing game on my 4K HDR OLED TV) that I could describe to you as being surrounded by 1 giant CRT monitor.  The image quality was so blurry that it took the immersion out.

 

I tried all the demos on PS Store as well as the Skyrim VR.  God, that was the fugliest Skyrim experience I have ever had.  It just like playing Skyrim at the lowest setting with the lowest fps.

 

This generation VR is a gimmick (same goes for the Occulus and HTC Vive since they are just slightly better but 10x times more expensive).  I think we are 10 years away from a good VR experience.




#14007587 PSN Weekly Deals - 6/19: Sonic & Call of Duty sales! $20 Infinit...

Posted by agentghost on 09 June 2018 - 01:11 AM

I love my Playstation VR. Just grabbed Moss with the 20% coupon and looking forward to starting on it this week.

what 20% off coupon? where? 




#13967129 eBay 15% off everything 3/20

Posted by agentghost on 20 March 2018 - 03:24 AM

eBay is having a 15% off everything sale on 3/20 from 9am PST to 7pm PST (not sure on the end time).

 

Heard this on the radio so there might be other conditions/restrictions.

time to raise price, said the seller  :cold:




#13956642 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Prepare for Disappointment

Posted by agentghost on 02 March 2018 - 05:28 AM

the X1X does upscale and make all old 360 games look and run better than their original forms

 

However, it is still not as good as PC level




#13953831 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Prepare for Disappointment

Posted by agentghost on 26 February 2018 - 05:56 AM

Newegg has The Evil Within 2 (PC) for $17.99 w/ free shipping after using code - EMCPRRT34

 

Definitely the cheapest price to date. 

cheaper when it is on Monthly  :-