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#14279071 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 07 April 2020 - 09:48 PM

I've had Seagate externals and Maxtor internals fail on me.

 

I have some Toshiba HHD's; and WD internals & externals. Still kicking fine w/ those.

 

Also have some Crucial and Toshiba SSD's. Those are fine. Still kicking.




#14278494 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 05 April 2020 - 07:16 PM

If they really want to remaster one it should be the orginal. It was only ever released on one platform (360) and in some ways it's always been my favorite.

I would love for SR1 to get a Remaster. I never had a 360 and would love to see it go to all platforms; especially PC.

 

EDIT:

Would they actually charge for it, though?  All those Red Faction remasters were given out free.

If they are charging, they better put some new content or something in there - i.e. like what DN3D 20th did.

 




#14278438 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 05 April 2020 - 02:25 PM

ESRB leaks out that Saints Row: The Third - Remastered is coming to PC, PS4, X1:

 

VG247's News on this - https://www.vg247.co...emastered-esrb/

ESRB rating on SR:TTR - https://www.esrb.org...ird Remastered/




#14278312 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 04 April 2020 - 11:00 PM

So, I took a trip on the Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour.

 

So much has already been said about how classic the original Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition and its episodes were, way back in the day and over the years. And if you haven't played the old episodes (Episodes 1-4) - well, you should. It was a blast back in the day - and still remains a classic like early & classic Unreal, Quake, Blood and Doom games.

 

So, we'll talk about the new episode (Episode 5), which is only right now in this package. This episode (Episode 5: Alien World Order) is not in Atomic Edition or Megaton Edition, which would & could be the real attraction of this version of the game, to namely owners of Atomic Edition or Megaton Edition.

 

Just finished-up Episode 5 (Alien World Order, which was designed by DN3D original developers Richard "Levelord" Gray and Allen Blum III). Took me a little over 4.5 hours, according to Steam. Some thoughts here.

 

Holy crap, is this episode action-packed. And it's a blast. It's quite good, feeling basically like a new expansion pack or DLC here for Duke Nukem 3D. This is probably the kind of episode, action, and content that people really wanted out of DNF, to be honest.

 

The level design is really good through-out. There are plenty of interesting levels and varied locations here, in the usual old-school labyrinth level-design of finding all kinds of nooks, crannies, secret areas/room, and whatnot. You'll travel around the world, to levels based in England, Hollywood, Russia, and even France - slaying aliens like only Duke can. There are also lots of huge open-space shootouts & arena-sized shootouts with many of the past enemy types in DN3D and the new enemy, leading to a feeling of being involved in confrontations, action & shoot-outs of epic proportions.

 

There is a new alien enemy type, new weapon type (Incinerator, which is a flame-thrower), and 8 new levels here in this episode.

 

Jon St. John is back (as the voice of Duke Nukem), delivering more wise-crackin' and referential lines to things from pop culture, as you'd pretty much expect with a Duke Nukem game. Don't expect a grand story, deep narrative, or any of that, as Duke was never about that. This is a Duke Nukem game...and he's here to wise-crack; make jokes; be lewd; be crude; be crass; and shoot & kick alien ass. And if you're fine with that, you're going to really enjoy Episode 5.

 

There's another new feature here: you can rewind time and to whatever point you were at before, when you die. You can go back as far as the level began, pretty much! So, sure - you can still quick-save whenever you want; that's still here. But now, when you die, you can also rewind to any point in this game from before your death...and pick-up right wherever you want and for that ideal spot/moment; and to keep you always in the constant onslaught and action. No need to always save and rewind, as you can now rewind - like other older games that have had remasters/re-releases have done (i.e. Flashback). But, great to have both options at your disposal, for whatever reason you might need them for.

 

While I wasn't super-thrilled w/ the final boss (could've been more than just an enemy re-skin, the new weapon it has, and whatnot) and the ending (not-so-special endings seem par for the course w/ basically old-school Quake and Duke games anyways) - I still had a blast w/ the new episode and easily got my $1.59 worth (being a Humble Bundle Choice subscriber) from the Humble Bundle sale just from this episode/DLC/expansion.

 

If for some reason you don't own Atomic or Megaton, 20th Anniversary World Tour is a must-buy for classic old-school FPS action from the awesome first 4 Episodes and you also get the new & really good 5th Episode. If you own Atomic or Megaton, you'll really only need the new episode 5 - and that would probably be best, catching this re-release on sale just to get the really good new 5th Episode. And with it on sale now (4/4/2020) at such a cheap price on Humble ($1.99 for non-subscribers of the HBC or $1.59 for HBC subscribers) - now's as good as a time as any, if you're trying to just catch that 5th Episode.

 

ADDENDUM - 4/5/2020:
So, this is probably worth mentioning for fans of EDUKE32 Source Port. Episode 5 (Alien World Order) from 20th Anniversary World Tour does work in there. Tested it out and it runs just fine. If you're cautious, as always before modifying game files - back-up your old 20th Anniversary World Tour game-folder elsewhere, just in case. Anyways, you can just drop EDUKE32 files right into your Anniversary World Tour folder; replace any files it wants to; run EDuke32.EXE; and you'll be good to go.




#14278058 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by MysterD on 03 April 2020 - 09:45 PM

A lot of these games aren't necessarily my cup of tea, but Hitman 2, Gris, Bards Tale 4, and Turok 2 isn't a bad 4 games at all. Hitman 2 is a good headliner but I haven't even touched Hitman 1 yet lol

From the numbered reboots, Hitman 1 and 2 are both great. If you loved Blood Money, you'll love these.

 

Best thing I've read all day. Made me laugh out loud and the techs look at me funny.

Hitman 2 will likely be enough to get me to resub but I still have the first one sitting around unplayed and lonely. I suppose giving it another hitman to commiserate with would be the humane thing to do.

You can take all of your Hitman 1 Reboot levels and import them right into Hitman 2 Reboot.

 

There are more benefits & new features in Hitman 2's engine, so you can use those for Hitman 1's content that you can pull right into the H2 Engine (i.e. pop-ups that let you know what's going on in certain scenarios if you have that feature on, the briefcase, graphics features, etc etc).

 

I don't think you can take Hitman 1 Reboot progress and import those saves & unlocked items/weapons/stuff into Hitman 2 Reboot though.
 

EDIT 2:

Turok 2 already?!? I've only just backlogged Turok 1!! Surely no one needs THAT much Turok. Where is all the Turok going? Maybe it's walking out the back door? Someone needs to look into this!

I also backlogged Turok 1 from month's bundle. And surely, I'll have no problem backlogging Turok 2 from this bundle.

 

Backlogs on top of backlogs on top of backlogs. #BacklogGamingLife.




#14277673 Humble Bundle Thread

Posted by MysterD on 02 April 2020 - 09:54 PM

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Tour [Steam]:

 

Before HBM Discount = $1.99

With HBM Discount = $1.59

 

This DN3D: 20th Anniversary Edition includes:

  • Duke Nukem 3D [base-game] (part of Atomic Edition) = Episodes 1, 2 & 3
  • Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak [expansion] (part of Atomic Edition) = Episode 4
  • A brand new Episode 5 by original DN3D game designers Richard "Levelord" Gray & Allen Blum III.



#14277465 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 02 April 2020 - 10:37 AM

I haven’t paid any attention to Chrono.gg before, they basically legit?

Yes, they sure are.

 

Threads on this subject - https://na.alienware...chrono-gg-legit

About Chrono GG from their site - https://www.chrono.gg/about-us




#14277388 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 01 April 2020 - 11:44 PM

Chrono.GG:

 

Redout: Enhanced Edition - Complete Pack [Steam] = 94% off @ $4.99

 

This pack includes:

  • Redout: Enhanced Edition (base game)
  • ALL of the DLC's
  • Digital Artbook
  • Digital Soundtrack

EDIT:

Just bought this.

Worth noting that all keys are separate.




#14277358 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 01 April 2020 - 09:28 PM

Totally Reliable Delivery Service now available on MysterDGameStore for freehttps://www.epicgame...nvalidated=true

Huh, so that's the actual game title?

I thought that phrase was code for "Death Stranding." ;)




#14277148 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 01 April 2020 - 05:15 AM

Newest rumor: Microsoft's trying to buy Silent Hill and other Konami IP's:

GameRant - https://gamerant.com...levania-konami/




#14276546 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 30 March 2020 - 10:54 AM

Going to be interesting to see how Next-Gen Ryzen 4xxx desktop chips do, as the R7 4xxx Laptops are defeating desktop hardware at half-consumption rate:

Techspot - https://www.techspot...are-online.html




#14276174 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 28 March 2020 - 12:44 PM

What still keeps me up at night is why would Bethsoft cancel prey 2, which looked truly cool and interesting, but not abort the paint-by-numbers dogshit that was released as a Rage sequel?

Supposedly, the rumors & theories goes like this:

 

Zenimax (who owns Bethesda) tries to hold back milestone $ (which is often crucial to fund the game & the staff) that they are contracted for w/ said independent company (who Zenimax doesn't own yet, but wants to); they (Zenimax) make a low-ball offer to buy-out said company; try to buy companies dirt-cheap and whatnot so they can own them, their IP and so they can have more control over the game to be done in their way & to get them to finish it up.

 

Human Head refused their buy-out offers numerous times - thus, which can cause financial problems (at the studio) when they don't meet milestones and/or don't get that milestone $ (to keep them afloat). This can often cause a project...to be cancelled, if they don't have enough $ and staff to keep the game in development. 

 

Basically: they (Zenimax) try to starve a company's $ and funding...so they sell-out and wind-up under the Zenimax umbrella.

 

Supposedly - they pulled this stunt w/ Human Head, Arkane, and Splash Damage...back when these companies were still independent.

 

And worse yet, legally on the contract, HH was only allowed to work on one game: Prey 2.

 

And supposedly, Human Head's Prey 2 was basically almost done.

 

Basically...for a publisher like Zenimax, it's all about getting a product out there and making $; and also having power & control.

 

Things worth a read on this whole mess:

NeoGAF - https://www.neogaf.c...2.573221/page-2

Kotaku - https://kotaku.com/w...ng-on-510646344

Reddit - https://www.reddit.c...head_prey_2_to/

IGN - https://www.ign.com/...aabedda5500000c

 

EDIT:

And, in memory of Human Head's Prey 2:




#14275773 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 March 2020 - 11:59 PM

@Uber

 

Any particular games you are trying to play here?

 

Is there a type of game you like to play? Do you want to play the newest and most demanding AAA games?

Do you play tons of Indies?

 

Are you wanting to have much of a future on your gaming laptop?

 

EDIT:

About the Asus TUF:

https://www.amazon.c...07VBK4SYS/?th=1

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics (base: 1395MHz, Boost: 1560MHz, TDP: 50W) - Expect 1080p60fps for most games at Medium to High. Though, I wish that had 6GB, to make it a bit more future proof.
    Link - https://www.notebook...U.416044.0.html
  • Quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 r5-3550h processor - Should be fine.
    Looks like it performs similar to a i7 7700HQ - https://cpu.userbenc...211019vsm718601
  • 15.6” 120Hz full HD (1920x1080) IPS-type display - Excellent @ high refresh rate and IPS. High refresh is great for fast-paced games, as when taking hits...you might not feel or notice it unless you're looking at the graph/stats.
  • 256GB NVMe SSD - Not much space, IMHO...since that's the only drive. It's good that this is SSD, as those are really fast. Boot times slaughter regular HDD's here. About 30GB of that will be eaten by W10 x64 itself. Get more space, even if it's just for storage space.
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM - I'd recommend upgrading to 16GB, if possible.



#14275765 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 March 2020 - 11:08 PM

God of War (Reboot) has had the "PlayStation Exclusive" tag on its website removed, causing speculation for maybe a PC version:

https://www.gamebyte...rom-god-of-war/




#14275220 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 24 March 2020 - 03:52 PM

Child of Light is FREE to claim on UPlay from 3/24 to 3/28:

 

https://news.ubisoft...soft-games-free

https://www.ubisoft....child-of-light/

I don't know if you can claim it through the website or if it's through the UPlay launcher only, but it's free for the next four days.

I did it through website.

 

Signed into my Uplay account via website, went to giveaway link to add it through there, and was all set for the claiming part.