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#14217557 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by warreni on 10 October 2019 - 01:58 PM


So I bought it early. Not that I'll play any of the games anyway, my backlog is almost as yuge as the national debt.

So you're saying there's an opportunity to expand it even more? 

#14217259 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by warreni on 09 October 2019 - 02:33 AM

I see another cat in the thread, I hiss. It's instinct. Sue me.

No thanks. I've seen those lawyers who work for you.

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#14217129 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by warreni on 08 October 2019 - 07:21 PM

[scary gif]

Wait. . . what is he so angry about? Unsubbing? Tell us more, cat!



I mean, Humble is basically all about the monthlies at this point, right? Another Tuesday, another awful bundle . . . .

#14217127 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 08 October 2019 - 07:17 PM

Well, in that case, you could just buy the remake of Karateka. It's only four bucks! (Note: Not an official endorsement from me.)

Yeah. . . I wouldn't recommend that either, as one of the unfortunate souls who has also played that. 


(So you're saying Jordan Mechner didn't send you some sweet jingling money to endorse his product?!?!)

#14217053 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 08 October 2019 - 02:11 PM

Actually want the Shaolin vs Wu Tang game (I already have the other fighter in the bundle which I believe isn't great but it was cheap some sale). The rest of the bundle looks not my style though.

It may be the cynic in me (buried just a few microns below the surface), but they look like exactly the same game, and I found Kings of Kung Fu to be profoundly disappointing. I get that it's supposed to be cheesy, but it's also just not a very good game. It's like somebody remade Kareteka with digitized models and sound effects--it's Mortal Kombat II but not as good. Even at a $7-$10 price tag, that's not much value IMO. 

#14216093 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 04 October 2019 - 05:54 PM

i'd love a Rockstar Table Tennis remaster on the new engine as well!

Never going to happen. They've been tied up in court trying to get the rights for years. 

#14215204 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 01 October 2019 - 05:27 PM

reddit is full of angry people 



. . . in case anyone needed a reason to steer clear of reddit. 




EDIT: You know, I'm not sure why exactly, but this Aliens gif really looks like it needs a soundtrack of David Lee Roth's rendition of "Just A Gigolo." Someone should make that happen. 

#14214874 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 30 September 2019 - 06:35 PM

Why are Mooby Prince and Bobbytastic suing Randy Pitchford?

Can you think of a good reason not to? 

#14214099 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 27 September 2019 - 05:54 PM

Is there a case of these Focus games actually disappearing from the libraries of people who own them?  "Delisting" usually just means "Not for sale any longer" and it's a very rare occasion where a game actually is no longer in your library.  Valve, for obvious reasons, doesn't want the impression of "Buy stuff and maybe it'll still be there tomorrow" for their store. The issue, as I understood it, is that Focus was pulling the store pages and not giving access to those pages to Frogware.  Frogware can make new pages but loses everyone who had the game wishlisted, followed or recommended.



As I understand it (and I probably don't fully), it's a bit more complicated than that. I think Focus controls the SteamIDs (and other store IDs) of the games in the catalog, so they have the ability to delist the games, and Frogwares cannot use those IDs. My understanding of the situation from reading the Frogwares post (assuming that it's an accurate, no-shenanigans representation of the facts) is that Focus's action means that Frogwares cannot sell the products in those stores at all at this time. I honestly don't know how any of that works, but that seems to be what the firm is indicating. 


So no one else's first thought about this Frogwares/Focus situation was "Maybe now with its impending delisting, we'll get the first decent Steam discount in four years on Crimes and Punishment"? Just me being selfish?

Probably this. 

#14213897 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 27 September 2019 - 01:22 AM

According to Frogwares: Focus Home Interactive is de-listing Frogwares' titles from Steam, XBox Live & PSN b/c their distribution deal is over:





More info on the Frogwares situation:




- Frogwares own the IP's.

- Focus has a new clause, stating they don't have to hand over title ID's (which often must be unique on digital stores).

- The above means that the Focus-published game can just disappear from services...like Steam, PSN & XBL.

- Also means old titles for older generations of consoles, the game might not reappear there.

- Frogwares is trying to make new store profiles, but that might not happen with older games for previous console generations.

- Basically: "If Focus can't publish it, nobody can."

- Frogwares says they didn't agree to this clause, wasn't in their contracts, and that it's new to them.

It seems like a dick move on Focus Home's part. I wonder what the rationale for this is. 

#14213780 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 26 September 2019 - 06:16 PM

Pretty sad they have to address Epic Game store exclusivity in their FAQ... They say they won't do it.

Anyhow, I'm glad they made it... but my days of Kickstarting are pretty much over. It would have to be perfectly in my wheelhouse for me to consider otherwise.

That's fair, but this one is pretty much perfectly in my wheelhouse. . . to each his own. 


I was tempted to pony up for a physical CE on this, but my days of doing that may be over. I'm slowly coming around to the idea that maybe having that crap in my house is a bit pointless.


I did pre-order that Planet Zoo CE that comes with a baby panda and a Komodo dragon. I figure the panda can live in the extra bedroom and the dragon can stay in the bathroom. I'll just start bathing in the back yard with the garden hose. 

#14208996 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 12 September 2019 - 08:15 PM

Just about four more months until Borderlands 3 is $20.  :D/

And another 6-10 months before it's in a Humble. Circle of life.

#14208816 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by warreni on 12 September 2019 - 01:26 PM

PC games are just like console games.  If you wait long enough to play them, the prices will eventually drop.

PC games are much better at getting price drops actually. I just paid $11 for a 9-year-old console game.


it's a top tier rogue like for me

Killed the deal. For all of the talk about Slay the Spire--and it's getting as bad as the Final Fantasy talk in the Steam thread--I haven't understood the appeal of these games since I spent an hour playing FTL a few years ago.

#14208811 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 12 September 2019 - 01:16 PM

2. I paid for the "expert wiring". It is done neatly but messy to me. They did not replace the wires for the motherboard and video card, just added extensions that look nice on to them and then zip tied them and hid them behind the plate in the Lian Li 011 Dynamic case I chose. There is a massive amount of wiring behind there that should not be that way.

So, now my next step is to buy https://www.amazon.c...YKY2LM9QB&psc=1 and redo the wiring. I will just write it up as a lesson learned.

Hm. I've never used replacement cabling--the reviewer on that page whose cables appear to have destroyed his hardware provides a scary example of why I'd be reluctant to do that. Aside from difficulty properly seating my HDD in the case and eventually throwing my hands up and abandoning the third-party CPU cooler I paid $80 for, wiring was one of the trickiest bits about my last build. It seems harder than it should be to get everything tucked away neatly.

Played Dragon Warrior 1 and 3 on the NES, way back. Those and FF1 really got me into the RPG genre.
Also really enjoyed Phantasy Star series and Shining Force series on the Genesis.
My first CRPG was Fallout 2.

 Whippersnapper. If you didn't cut your teeth on the Gold Box Games, you're too young to be posting about CRPGs. 

Gears of War 5 is part of the XBox for PC Game Pass, which I am currently a member of.
So, Digital Foundry made a claim that "Gears 5 is one of the all-time great PC ports." Pretty much, they're right on the money. This might be one of the best PC versions that I've seen, since probably Doom 2016 and Destiny 2, on the technical sides of things.

This is a confusing statement. Wouldn't Doom and Destiny 2 have been conventional PC builds, as these were series that lived on PCs? Why would they be viewed as ports in this context?

I may get around to fooling with this on PC at some point. I tried playing Gears of War Ultimate (I think) on XBONE, but I still don't understand the appeal of shooters on consoles. I get games with shooty bits that are otherwise action-adventure things with light platforming and puzzle elements like the Uncharted series. But games that are supposed to be hardcore shooters? It feels like you're playing with one hand tied behind your back aiming a firearm with a gamepad joystick. How is that fun?

#14208186 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by warreni on 10 September 2019 - 03:33 PM

But really, I think we can all agree that apparently this exists.


Isn't this where TrumpCat would pipe up with an all-time classic--"fake news!"?
Also, I have never played a Final Fantasy game, unless the demo for XV counts. It was sufficiently confusing that I happily went back to my non-Final-Fantasy-playing state. 
If any of you nerds are interested, this looks pretty decent to me and I backed it.