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MysterD

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#13970413 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 March 2018 - 01:28 PM

A cable is a cable when it comes to HDMI.  Its not analog were it can lose signal.  It either works or it doesn't.  Just make sure its 1.4 standard.
 

https://www.pcmag.co...,2385272,00.asp

My old 25'' foot HDMI cable (which worked perfect on my old 1080p HDTV) doesn't work on my 4K HDTV. Don't know the name of it (bought it ultra dirt-cheap off NewEgg, a while ago), but the signal it sends is funky-looking - flashes on the screen b/t the the picture itself and a blank picture; picture can work and turns pink or white w/ other nonsense; and other ugly non-sense you can think of. It's also very skinny cable, too.

 

I use namely SteamLink for sending from my 4K PC to my 4K TV. That works fine and dandy.

 

I do have a nice thick 6 foot HDMI cable (again, another no-name cheap cable) that I sometimes connect from my 4K laptop to the 4K HDTV - and that works just fine, when I do so. No issues.




#13970221 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 March 2018 - 12:12 AM

@BigTime2Play

 

Welcome to PC gaming! I hope you enjoy your new bad-ass PC gaming monster rig, once it arrives and all.

 

I can't wait until you tell us your stories of fantastic gaming at 60fps gaming at 1440p and maybe some stuff at 4K, with a CPU and GPU like that - you know, to get me super jealous and all. ;)

 

What kind of monitor are you pairing w/ this monster rig of yours?




#13969906 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 24 March 2018 - 12:25 PM

NewEgg Sale:

Retail-boxed PC games w/ Free Shipping.

Price listed is after whatever the coupon code is (check your e-mail for the code).

Games are listed below according to what service and account you'd be stuck with being attached to.

 

Battle.net

Destiny 2 = $20

Overwatch GOTY = $20

 

Steam

COD: WW2 (Physical key only / no discs) = $25

The Evil Within 2 = $18

Wolfenstein: The New Colossus = $20

Wolfenstein: Two Pack (Wolfenstein: The New Order & The Old Blood) = $10

 

EA Origin

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2017 by DICE) [Physical key only / no discs] = $25




#13968326 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 21 March 2018 - 09:34 PM

Steam client was updated today, includes high-DPI support for Windows 10 (looks much better now) and this one for MysterD:

Improved behavior when re-installing from retail discs or backup files, preferring to avoid downloads whenever possible

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#13966902 Fanatical (previously Bundle Stars) Thread

Posted by MysterD on 19 March 2018 - 10:07 PM

This is a Humble Monthly sacrifice trap right?

 

Vanquish + Bayonetta = $11.99

 

https://www.fanatica...s-vanquish-pack

Sega Humble incoming tomorrow. There's our BTA tier.

 

Regardless, don't think I can resist Fanatical's deal here...

 

EDIT:

Yup, I bought it. Glad I did. Bayonetta's incredible so far.




#13966178 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 18 March 2018 - 05:42 PM

Fanatical Deal - Star Deal:

 

Baldur's Gate: Complete Collection = $53.97 80% off @ $10.79

https://www.fanatica...e-complete-saga

 

Includes:

01. Baldur's Gate 1: Enhanced Edition

02. Baldur's Gate 1: Dragonspear expansion.

03. Baldur's Gate 1: Faces of Good and Evil DLC (6 new portraits)

04. Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition

05. Soundtracks to all games & expansions listed above in MP3 and Lossless FLAC format.




#13964651 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 15 March 2018 - 09:46 PM

PC Gamer on how to bring back 3D Pinball Space Cadet  (from Windows 95) to modern Windows OS's:

https://www.pcgamer....back-to-windows

 

Dead in Bermuda is Free "On The House" on EA Origin:

https://www.origin.c...tandard-edition




#13963982 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 14 March 2018 - 09:52 PM

Prey (2017) Twitter account has been active w/ pictures of the moon:

https://www.rockpape...murs-intensify/

 

Could we be getting Prey (2017) Moon-based DLC/expansion?




#13963096 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 13 March 2018 - 06:10 PM

Humble disappointment confirmed.

 

Still gotta' love Bob Ross, though. PBS Legend. Just, this bundle should've been released on a Humble non-gaming day (i.e. Not Tuesday).




#13962949 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 13 March 2018 - 03:06 PM

I thought Aribeth's story arc was terrific. It reminds me (in retrospect) of the Darth Revan storyline from KOTOR. 

KOTOR was also excellent. BioWare was really in their prime, from BG1 up until ME2...except for NWN1 base-game.

 

Mind you, NWN1 base-game's Campaign was good - but the Campaign was just not amazing. Losing some of the BG-style party-control and the whole Ancient Race storyline was disappointing to me. Granted, NWN: Hordes was fantastic.

 

I dunno, but BioWare ain't been the same since after ME2. They're been more on-and-off than ever. Sure, NWN1 showed they could be not-so-great - but DA2 was disappointing for most people....including myself, even though I thought it was better than most made it out to be. ME3 was great, but its ending was trash. While I loved DAI, certainly everyone didn't. ME: Andromeda again falls in NWN1 and DA2 territory for me - disappointing, but still underrated. And I'm really worried about Anthem, chasing a dragon they'll never catch (i.e. the online-only looter-shooter) - especially after MEA flopping and more "Old BioWare" employees leaving.




#13962869 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 13 March 2018 - 11:09 AM

Division 2 news.

 

Word is that UbiSoft has 7 of their studios working on Division 2, with 1000+ employees working on this sequel:

https://gamerant.com...-team-ever-318/

 

Most employees ever on an Ubi game.

Looks like they're trying to go for the jugular here on Anthem and Destiny 2.




#13962708 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 13 March 2018 - 01:56 AM

BioWare Austin's Lead Writer Hall Hood (Drew K's former boss) has also left the BioWare brand:

http://massivelyop.c...wtor-hall-hood/

 

WTH is happening w/ BioWare and Anthem?!?!




#13961995 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 11 March 2018 - 06:46 PM

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition for $2.50
 
(Android version)
 
edit - fixed link

If only that was the Steam version and also came bundled w/ Dragonspear.




#13961512 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 10 March 2018 - 06:17 PM

I'm sure there will be a push to make Borderlands 3 have a persistent/online component.

Hopefully, that will still have an offline mode.

 

We already got enough online-only looter-shooters on the market already (i.e. Division & Destiny series) and got another one coming soon (Anthem).




#13961250 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 10 March 2018 - 03:59 AM

  

Bro, I get the most outta muh hardware!!! New GPU's gotta be no more than three months away. I will HOLD! And hope the coin mining market tanks.

Now the question is... do I want Mafia 3 or should I sell it (all funds go to the Amazon credit Mooby GPU Trust).

Depends on how you feel about repetitive UbiSoft-like open-world style games.

 

While the gameplay mechanics are really good w/ its mix of stealth and third-person action/shooting - the game itself just can go on a little too long and much for its own good w/ the open-world side-questing stuff and also b/c of the game's lack of variety in mission types.

 

Though...M3 actually has great story, voice-acting, character development, presentation, setting, and licensed music.