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INMATEofARKHAM

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#14336043 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 20 October 2020 - 04:03 AM

Hmm... I had made plans to head to Microcenter and pick up a 9700k and mobo, but the Ryzen news kiinda
Makes me rethink that a bit. Will probably still grab the 9700k and board tomorrow and maybe keep them unopened for a little bit.


Its not sexy but if you're not sure what to do with your build (and your current system currently works) the best option is to punt and wait a bit.

That said at some point you have to stop looking at the future tech and just build a new system.


#14335797 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 19 October 2020 - 08:04 AM

I've been playing that Star Wars Squadrons a bit since I got to what I felt like was a stopping point in Div 2 (Basically I finished the apparel event) and I've really liked it.  Just doing story mode.  Its been a solid story so far, granted I'm not expecting a story worthy of a novel but you know what I mean.  You can talk to various crew members and/or squadronmates and they seem interesting enough.  Again they aren't as developed as they would be in other forms of entertainment but they have character, something that makes them interesting, and voices that sound unique in the cockpit.  No one from the films reprises their roles here but all the voice work is good.  (Music is good but its Star Wars so it should be.)

 

The last time I played one of these was with a garvis gamepad (https://upload.wikim..._pc_gamepad.jpg) and a keyboard.  Right now I'm just playing with a controller (Xbone styled) so the controls kind of overlap each other.  I haven't messed around with trying to use both at the same time.  There are certain controls I wish weren't on the controller as I feel they get in the way and overlap each other.  That said its still really playable on a controller.

 

I'm playing on Pilot difficulty which is the second of 5 as I feel a bit overwhelmed... but the game doesn't lay everything out at once so I feel like I maybe I would do better if I knew stuff from the third mission on the second mission.  Also there something to be said in being challenged in a long forgotten genre of gaming.  That said it looks like you can replay any mission you want at any time. Each mission has 5 challenges some easy. Finish the mission, do it without dying, within a time limit, and two option stuff... like getting a squadmate out of trouble, keeping a capital ship from being damage to a certain damage threshold, destroying a ship, etc.  I've only once been able to do them all in one mission. 

 

I hear it looks amazing in VR but thats not something I got the equipment to try...  That said its one of the few genres that I feel really could succeed with VR.

 

People say the story is about 6 to 10 hours long.  I've played about 4 hours.  I'm hoping I'm nowhere near finishing it.  A) Because I'm enjoying it and B) because I feel like I've only scratched the surface.  The original X-Wing I feel was far longer, but I realize today's presentation makes that hard to duplicate... but the original X-Wing (and Tie Fighter) where far less forgiving. 

 

This brings me to my biggest concern when I start to the MP...  The game seems very forgiving on aiming.  X-Wing took time, learning to lead targets and whatnot, and awarded the skill while Squadrons I felt like I was hitting targets at max range real within a few minutes.  Also the Tie Fighters can take a pounding.  I don't feel when I'm shooting them but when flying them I escape mistakes way easier than you ever did in Tie Fighter.

 

Anyhow, I'm really happy I jumped on a preorder...  This is (mostly) the Star Wars game I've wanted since, well, nearly forever. 




#14335688 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 18 October 2020 - 05:10 PM

Also a prototype of a cancelled Golden Axe game has been released by Sega for free.  Not sure for how long.

 

https://store.steamp...lled_Prototype/




#14335464 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 17 October 2020 - 02:07 PM

WoW ruins people, it is like Facebook.  

 

 

Its not just WoW.  I'm always drawn to loot games (Like the Division series, etc) and while I enjoyed the hell out of Wildlands once I got all the various weapons and beat the campaign I was done with it.  There was no more progression at the time.  They improved upon that but I haven't ever been back to try it. 

 

I was also a tester for I think 3 version of Breakpoint (An alpha and both betas) and I enjoyed each reversion less.  They made it more "casual" but realistic like a ghost recon game should be each time...  No killing so many enemies with head shots to unlock this part of an ability tree or killing enemies stealthily, etc.  Obviously, the game had huge issues besides how it did loot so maybe my dislike was from having to do stuff over and over again in each version.  Wildlands or the Division series never bug me like that.  (Div 1 I tested two versions of and Div 3 I tested three versions.)




#14334830 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 15 October 2020 - 09:38 AM

GreenManGaming:
 
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War - Definitive Edition -> Steam = 84% off at $9.60


I kept expecting this to be a Humble Monthly game but with revealing all at once now having a big headliner isn't that needed anymore... so maybe not anymore.

I also think Marvel's Avengers is going to be in a humble bundle sooner rather than later. Its sales weren't that great and its player retention is on Anthem level. (The game is appearently suffering matchmaking issues from a lack of players.)


#14333693 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 10 October 2020 - 05:09 PM

I got nothing either.

I got a rock. (And the normal New Egg daily deal email.


#14333041 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 08 October 2020 - 04:03 AM

Assuming the codes are transferable someone here can have mine - just quote if you want it.

Nevermind. I'll never get to it.


#14332584 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 06 October 2020 - 03:53 PM

EVGA has a new queue system for RTX 3080s.

https://www.pcgamer....e-notification/


EVGA is leading the way with a proper queue system for RTX 3080 stock, and that should mean those of you still desperate for a new graphics card will get one, eventually. It might take some time for stock to filter down the queue—potentially until the end of the year, according to Jen-Hsun—but at least you will know it's going to reach you eventually. Thus saving you the tiresome job of desperately refreshing Newegg every five minutes into the early hours while you're in your PJs.

Here's how it works: You head to the EVGA store, find the product you're after, and hit the notify button. Once this product is in stock, those next in the waiting list will receive a secure email notifying them of availability.

Those users already with 'notify me' emails setup are automatically placed in line, so there's no need to do so again.


#14331635 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 02 October 2020 - 11:40 AM

oh good, 3070 delayed
 
https://www.nvidia.c...ble-october-29/

The global pandemic is stretching supply chains all over the globe... I don't know why this seems to be a surprise.

They seem to be trying not to avoid repeating mistakes... Seems reasonable to me.


#14330976 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 30 September 2020 - 08:51 AM

I got email about RTX3080 cards being in stovk twice today from newegg. Never saw them on a refresh but this is the first time I got auto notified so maybe the supply chain is getting better.


#14328886 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 24 September 2020 - 02:49 PM

Rumor: Microsoft could be buying SEGA next:
GameSpot - https://www.gamespot...e/1100-6482531/
IGN - https://www.ign.com/...ng-sega-ign-now

That seems crazy... but I suspect it would be cheaper than ZeniMax as I don't think Sega has to many studios... Just an impressive catalog of games.

That catalog would be a big boom to Game Pass.


#14325889 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 19 September 2020 - 05:48 PM

So basically, the cost ($1500 for 3090 v. $700 for $3080) is paying for a huge total of 24GB of VRAM here then...?

Don't play coy... you know you want that VRAM!
 




#14325824 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 19 September 2020 - 01:50 PM

Some guy made a bot to inflate gpu scalper prices.


Guy is doing God's work if you ask me...

Also thar explains why I was seeing auctions offering only a picture of an RTX 3080 with thousands and thousands of dollars.


#14324763 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 17 September 2020 - 06:19 PM

 
*runs out of room screaming*


Don't forget that PS5 preorders started today also.


#14324571 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by INMATEofARKHAM on 17 September 2020 - 01:50 PM

So I broke the news to the wife about needing a new video card...  Obviously not a 3080 or anything insane (I think?) but the whole system needs updating the most recent performance change for it was a video card (970x) five years ago.  The motherboard and CPU was gotten a few years before that.  November 2013.  (I got that Micro Center Black Friday deal of an i7 4770K and a high end MSI motherboard for $347.18.   That deal was so good at the time everyone in the thread told me I had to do it.)

 

Anyhow, I only see her a few minutes each day (a few when she gets home from work) and a few when she's sending me out the door for work) so I texted her...  I figure that was the safest way to proceed.