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#13476780 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 01 October 2016 - 11:36 PM

I have Pinnacle (not installed, but purchased) and I'm sure that there is something out there but Grim Dawn has integrated controller support, but it is extra wonk and feels terrible.  I was thinking D3 on console controls, that is not what I got.

Still might be worth a shot to install Pinnacle, see if there's a Grim Dawn profile, and check it out - just to see if gamepad support there's better than what Crate themselves put together. Hey, you never know. [shrug]

 

Though, I don't know if Crate knows how to design their game just to work well around a gamepad or what. If it's a design issue that's the problem - then yeah, I dunno if Pinnacle or anything can fix how the game's built around a gamepad.

 

I'd figure most PC players likely will be doing KB-mouse with Grim Dawn, since it does feel like an old-school ARPG for pointing-and-clicking galore, built around KB-mouse like Titan Quest + Diablo 2.




#13476201 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 01 October 2016 - 01:40 PM

They forgot two most important differences: Steam version has Steam Cards and gives +1.

That too. :)

Plus, I'd rather deal w/ Steam game-client than say Microsoft W10 Store.




#13476177 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 01 October 2016 - 01:08 PM

From Eurogamer: Quantum Break Steam-version is the way to go w/ this game on the PC:

http://www.eurogamer...etter-than-dx12

 

Some things to note from this article:

  • Steam version uses DX11; W10 Store version uses DX12.
  • W10 version is no longer getting patches. PERIOD.
  • DX11 version on Steam is out-performing the W10 Store DX12 version - yes, even w/ Nvidia cards.
  • Around 33% performance gain on GTX 970 + 1060 w/ the new Steam version.
  • NVidia cards like the 970 + 1060 are now performing a lot similar to the AMD cards like the RX480 and sometimes even topping them (not by much).
  • AMD cards like the RX480 are still basically performing the same across both Steam version + W10 Store Versions.



#13475286 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 30 September 2016 - 11:37 PM

Game UK has a sale.

 

DAO Ultimate download is 2.50 pounds - which is around $3.24 USD according to Google.

DA: Inquisition base-game download is 5 pounds - which is probably around $6.49 USD according to Google.

 

Not including any International Paypal fees or things of that sort here.

 

All that stuff should activate up on Origin.

 

EDIT:

GreenManGaming has a RPG sale.




#13473239 Humble Bundle: Rise of the Tomb Raider $12

Posted by MysterD on 29 September 2016 - 03:06 AM

If I start posting long rants about VRAMs, you'll know my accounts been hacked (or I'm possessed).

Wait - why can't it be both hacked and possessed?




#13473138 Humble Bundle: Rise of the Tomb Raider $12

Posted by MysterD on 29 September 2016 - 01:07 AM

eh.. how did you get Grim Dawn? 

Cesspool:

https://www.cheapass...ree-days/page-1

 

I thought you only play game that ppl gifted to you (like Rocket League)   :D/

 

I mostly seem to play the games that I actually pay for - especially ones I really spent more $ than I usually do on (i.e. I break the 75% off or better rule - i.e. Doom 2016 for $20; GTA5 for $20; etc) and/or ones that I really want to play (i.e. Grim Dawn).

 

I still haven't touched Rocket League, The Division, Wasteland 2 & Dark Souls 2 - probably among numerous others that were given to me, too.

Oh; I have also not played too much of Witcher 3, either.




#13472834 Humble Bundle: Rise of the Tomb Raider $12

Posted by MysterD on 28 September 2016 - 09:43 PM

After about 70 hours played I can say it is a very good D2 clone. If you like those types of games, and will play it, bite. Can't recommend the DLC which I recently fakeyed though. 

I've got about 5 hours w/ Grim Dawn and I'm really digging it, so far. It's my new ARPG addiction.

 

Feels like a cross b/t these ARPG's:

Titan Quest - i.e. you will (at some point) be able to pick 2 classes to learn from;

Diablo games - i.e. the setting & story is just really dark + gritty;

and Torchlight series - i.e. if you go decide to go this route, you can also use flint-lock type of guns + cannons.

 

EDIT:

I have for classes a Soldier + Demolition-ist (at level 10, you may pick a 2nd class) - which makes me a Commando. For two weapon sets, which you can switch b/t on the fly - I have a Soldier set-up for set 1 when I'm close to enemies (i.e. some kind of melee weapon + shield) & set 2 is a ranged set-up (with guns - so I shoot enemies if I see them in the distance.

 

The game and its combat is a blast.




#13471965 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 28 September 2016 - 03:41 AM

Can't say I've seen too many people including trolls that actually want to be ignored/avoided actively.

Is everything okay there buddy? Do we need to put you on suicide watch?

Everything's just fine; thanks for asking. :)

 

I've got way too many games (don't we all here?); TV + movies to watch; and other things to do in this lifetime - so, you don't have to worry about anything of that sort. 




#13471952 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 28 September 2016 - 03:18 AM

Yeah, all that'd be great, but it's not my first priority when it comes to a Bethesda game. It seemed they really tried to write a good story in FO4 and it flopped, I jsut don't think they're capable of it. Quest design has gone progressively downhill fast from Oblivion on, if they could return to Oblivion level creativity/quality I'd be happy

And TBH, I can't recall really the last Bethesda game with actual really good questing. Maybe FO3? Even then, Obsidian still put them to shame w/ FO: NV.

 

Skyrim was a great game - but even then, I did notice a lot of the questing was starting to lean more towards quantity and not as much on the quality side. Though, I will give props to the Dark Brotherhood + any of the Guilds' quest-lines in there.

 

But, yeah - in terms of actual questing in the ES series, Oblivion is probably King for Bethesda there. Also, I really loved the Shivering Isles' setting, as well. Though, Morrowind probably had one of my favorite settings that BethSoft's used in their ES games. The base-game's settings in both Oblivion + Skyrim are nowhere as interesting & as different as Morrowind's.




#13471921 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 28 September 2016 - 02:56 AM

I gave up on MysterD and just put him on ignore last week.  I commend those who keep on trying.  

Not sure if you're reading this since you got me on iggy and all - but don't forget to take me out of your signature, too.

 

Upcoming Events:

Week of September 19th: DOOM w/ special guest bro MysterD, The Crew, Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies




#13471913 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 28 September 2016 - 02:46 AM

I gave the long winded MysterD (no offense) type rant...

None taken, bro.

 

EDIT:

I'll never give up on you, MysterD!

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#13471710 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 September 2016 - 11:32 PM

We already have that. It's called Fallout 4.

Already got over 100 hours w/ FO4.

I could go for something else in a different setting.




#13471696 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 September 2016 - 11:20 PM

Activision: "Why bring Destiny to PC if MysterD won't even bronight it?"

Why indeed!

Well, better yet - they could make an offline mode; allow for player to also take some AI with them; and make me even happier. :P




#13471651 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 September 2016 - 10:47 PM

Word on the street is that Destiny 2 is coming to PC. Hold on to your butts, bros!

Can we get the original here on the PC, also?




#13470611 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 September 2016 - 11:43 PM

Why is it called DRM-Free? Isn't that just a fancy term for "Free"?

No.

 

DRM = Digital Rights Management:

https://en.wikipedia...ghts_management

 

DRM is equipped with most actual games and/or game services.

 

GOG just doesn't allow DRM used on their service period.

 

DRM is often used by developers and publishers to try to stop the 2nd-hand market + piracy, so people actually do go buy the game. DRM can limit + control whether an account, PC, or whatever you have can often run or boot a game.

 

For more details on DRM, click below....

Spoiler

 

GOG doesn't use DRM in their games period; that's why it's called DRM-FREE. That's the point there and a very important selling point for users to want to use GOG - so that gamers don't worry about DRM getting in their way, just to actually get a game running.