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#13984887 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on Yesterday, 10:57 AM

Legendary [Steam key] is 15 cents on Gamersgate:

https://www.gamersga...NDARY/legendary




#13984761 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 22 April 2018 - 10:47 PM

Forgot about Kingdom Come, I'll eventually give that a try.  Also I suppose there is Borderplands 3 in the not-too-distant future but given their artstyle the other games weren't too demanding.

Dunno if performance has improved on KC: Deliverance, but here's a vid about performance on it w/ benchies on the 1050 Ti and above:

 




#13984733 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 22 April 2018 - 09:25 PM

I would never play that 2deep4u hipster-trash.

 

N-e-wayz, to respond generally to the thread... I get that some people here fakey-bro cutting edge games with D1P's (day one purchases) and want ultra graphics for their pedestrian rinse and repeat tower-scaling-outpost-clearing clones but by the time I play those games it's a year or two (or more) after release.

 

AAA/graphic intense games I've played in the last year: Dark Souls 3 (not particularly demanding)... and... that literally might be it.  A useful feature on Steam would be to show a breakdown of yearly hours played for each game.

 

Graphically intense games I anticipate buying in the next year: Erm... none?  Unless you count State of Derpcay 2 which probably won't be very demanding.  I dunno, what are the big titles coming up in 2018 and 2019?

This list might help for 2018-2019 PC games coming - https://www.pcgamer....new-games-2018/

 

These ones stick out to me - Metro: Exodus; Anthem; and maybe Cyberpunk 2077 (uncertain on that one).

 

For stuff that's already out that sticks out as taxing - GR: Wildlands (have it and played some of it); AC: Origins; Kingdom Come: Deliverance; Shadow of War.




#13984732 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 22 April 2018 - 09:19 PM

Liked for In Bruges.

Awesome movie.

Speaking of McDonaugh films, Seven Psychopaths was really good and also Three Billboards was great.




#13984164 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 21 April 2018 - 03:09 PM

If you can swing $40 more, I'm seeing 1060 6GB models going for around the $300 mark.  I'm not a big fan of "Here's an option more expensive than what you wanted" but doubling your memory and a faster GPU would seem like the way to go for 15% more over $260 if you can make it happen.  Might be worth holding for a week or so and watching 1060 6GB prices, hoping to grab a deal.

I agree.

 

If for some reason moves have to be made now (of all times) to buy a GPU: for $40 more, double the VRAM to 6GB. It'll be worth it in the long-run.




#13984128 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 21 April 2018 - 12:28 PM

Graphics card prices are starting to dip back to semi-reasonable levels.  I'm seeing some 1060's for around $260 albeit a 3GB version.  Dunno if ZOMG 6GB of VRAMZ is going to be needed in the next couple of years unless you're doing 4k/1440 or whatever.

 

I still want to hold out for the 1160's or 1170's but thinking that will be another six months off.

How much more $ is the 6GB version now? If you can't wait around for the 1160's & 1170's and/or you can somehow score an insane deal on a 1060 6GB - probably better off with that, for future-proofing with the 6GB & having a bigger VRAM buffer zone for better textures and graphics settings.

 

Most games at either 1080p  here, I was anywhere in VRAM usage of 2GB to 4GB on the 4GB 960 at 1080p Ultra; and 1440p with the 970 at 1440p with Medium-to-High or better. I normally take an overall setting that I like and then customize from there w/ settings to try to get better performance - so I don't always put V Sync, Tress FX, Supersampling, and other framerate killing stuff on.

 

But often, I do limit FPS to somewhere b/t 30fps to 60fps in-game (if they allow it in-game - some games like Dishonored 2 and GR Wildlands have it in-game in their Graphics Menu), or via NVidia Control Panel, NVidia Inspector, or MSI Afterburner.

 

EDIT:

I feel the same. 3GB is what my old 7950 had in 2012. Plus those 3GB 1060s have the gimpy chips compared to their 6GB brothers.

Anyway, I'd call 4GB my minimum.

I like the way Syntax thinks here.




#13983407 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 20 April 2018 - 02:38 AM

edit - MysterD, I saw this thread and immediately thought of you. ;)
 
(First Time Play) Vampire the Masquerade. Any Tips?

1. Use Wesp's Unofficial Patch: Basic Version or Tessera's True Patch on PlayThrough 1 (PT1).

First off, you'll need one of those patches to flat-out boot-up the game anyways. Also, those two patches mostly have bug fixes and a few changes/restorations. You can save any other mods or Wesp's Unofficial Patch: Plus Version for PT2 or above. If you have V:TM-B on GOG, just do Wesp's UP Basic on PT1; it comes equipped with that anyways.

 

2. Don't play as Malkavian on PT1.

Malkavian's are bat-crap crazy - they have their own lingo and speak in riddles, metaphors, and whatever else...so their lines are different than ALL the other classes. You might not even understand what the original dialogue line was, unless you know the game very well. Also, they talk to stop-signs, talk to other inanimate objects, hear voices, interrupt things - as entertaining as this is, that might be better suited to deal w/ on a later PT.

 

3. Don't play as Nosferatu on PT1.

You have a limited amount of Masquerades you can break. Break enough of them, game over. If you even get spotted by a human b/c you're so ugly and hideous as a Nosferatu, you're going to violate the Masquerade. And you'll likely get attacked, too. You're likely going to stick to the sewers to move around the game-world, if you go Nosferatu...so you don't get spotted by anyone. Sure, there are times when you can redeem the Masqeurades and do something very humane to replenish a Masquerade - but you're better suited playing that type of character on a replay. Also, stealth approach isn't for everyone and Nosferatu are best-suited for that approach. Yeah, stealth approaches aren't always the most action-packed and not always the most straight-forward - so this character isn't for everyone.

 

4. Back 1/3rd of the game is an action-fest.

When you decide who you side with (trust me, you'll know when this happens), I'm going to hope you already have sunk lots of points already in Action skills (combat, magic, guns, defense, etc). If not, you should do so...ASAP. And hopefully, it ain't too late b/c the game can get tougher in the last 1/3rd.




#13983319 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 19 April 2018 - 11:01 PM

MysterD just liked a post I made May 2nd.

Sometimes I forget to log-in when I'm on the last page, so then I log in.

 

And then, it throws me somewhere not on the end page(s).

 

Then I am reading the page, liking things, and then realize once it's too late: "Oh, crap; it happened again. I'm liking and reading stuff from CAG-Eons ago. Skip to last few page."




#13981393 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 16 April 2018 - 04:06 AM

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#13981264 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 15 April 2018 - 09:45 PM

How do you feel about the PC as your gaming device of choice?

Love it. Always have, always will.

Been doing it since 1995.
 




#13981201 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 15 April 2018 - 07:22 PM

I think the amazing thing is how actually insignificant a number of games it is we're talking about here. 
A "decent' generation worth of exclusives is about a dozen games per platform. An absolutely stellar, ridiculous generation is about 30 games per platform. 

 

If you're actually being a cheapass about it, at the end of any particular console generation, you're probably looking maybe a few to several hundred spend to pick up a console and every relevant exclusive for it. 

We really aren't in the era anymore where there's ridiculous things like the Sega Saturn having 3-4 games that'll cost you a grand to pick up. 

 

To put it even further in to context, this is all coming out of a thread where pretty much everyone has posted having more than 1000 games in Steam, 20+ games on Gog, plus another ten or more each on Origin and Uplay. 

That's also why it ain't entirely the end of the world for me on games not hitting the PC (yet). I've got so many games in the backlog untouched, unfinished games, and currently playing  - eh, I can wait for PC ports of "seemingly unlikely" games to hit this platform.

 

Unfinished - Witcher 3: GOTY; Prey 2017; Bayonetta 1; MGS V: Definitive; Dreamfall Chapters; ESO TU; GTA V; Mafia 3 and its Season Pass; CoD: Ghosts; CoD: AW;  TSW / SWL; Fallout 4 and its Season Pass; The Division.

 

Untouched - Dragon's Dogma DA; Dead Rising 3; XCOM 2; Pillars of Eternity; DLC's for DAI.

 

Current - Destiny 2 PC; and Divinity: Original Sin 1.

 

And that's just for starters here...




#13981143 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 15 April 2018 - 05:07 PM

No, that may have been the price you paid after gift cards, but that wasn't the actual price of the monitor.

 

Also, you got a 2gb 960 4gb 960 when everyone told you it was a waste of money and that's why you upgraded to the 4gb 970 a year later.

FTFY.

 

I bought a 4GB 960 (for around $202, after GC's and tax), not 2GB.

 

Remember when I was on the kick about going from my 1 GB 560 Ti to 2GB 960 card would be a waste? Yep, so when the 4GB 960 was announced - yep, I went after that for the extra room for possible performance...when some games can use up more than 2GB, as there were a bunch at a time that could use up more VRAM buffer such as Far Cry 4, SoM, Batman AK, AC Unity & Watch Dogs 1 for starters.

 

The 4k monitor was $250 on sale around that Black Friday time, before any GC's and tax.

The aprox. $224 for 4K monitor was after tax and GC's.

 

EDIT:

Honestly man, I just don't get it. If you're going to throw down 224 bucks for a peripheral you only use fully for two games I don't get why you wouldn't pay 80 bucks to pick up a console and a couple exclusives you really want to play. I game primarily on PC but I have other consoles because I really want to play some of the other games out there, I'm sure you're far from the only one on this board who doesn't have consoles but you're the only one who it really seems to get in the way a bit in regards to being satisfied with your gaming given how often you talk about it.

Technically, it would be 3 games, since WWE 2K15 and 2K16 are separate games. Those can run at 4K no problem.

So..it would be MK: XL, WWE 2K15 and WWE 2K16. ;)

 

WWE 2K17 also ran well at 4K naturally (same engine and all), but...yeah, I haven't bought that. It was on trial for some amount of hours (was it 10? 20 hours? can't recall) from GameSessions, when I played it.




#13981065 GOG Deals Thread: FPS Classics $2.99 and Under

Posted by MysterD on 15 April 2018 - 01:03 PM

GOG "Most Wishlisted" Sale starts tomorrow.




#13980908 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 14 April 2018 - 11:21 PM

Yeah, I'd prefer a review from someone whose opinion I trust, not an aggregate. Previous God of War games have had insane reviews and I've thought they were all trash. 

Edit: wait. I just noticed what thread this is. Why are we having this conversation in the Steam thread? Oh well, whatever.

Probably b/c MysterD is still hoping for PC ports of more console games that likely will never have a chance in Hell of coming here. ;)

 

C'mon - let's get on the PC the God of War series; The Last of Us series; Fable 2; Gears of War 2,3 + Judgment; Halo 3, 4, 5, ODST; Red Dead Redemption; Uncharted series; Bayonetta 2+3; Mario series; Zelda series; and numerous others!




#13980585 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 14 April 2018 - 03:09 AM

Do you know of a place where sailors hang out?

Maybe over here...

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