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#13659694 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 12 March 2017 - 09:20 PM

Watch Dogs 1 has also been clearanced for $3 at GS and I assume MysterD bought it and that is the connection to the $3 BF4 you posted.  Inside the mind of MysterD...

We need a $3 BF1....

 

EDIT:

I already own BF 1942; BF 2142; BF:BC2; BF 2+3+4; and the Non-DICE BF: Hardline.

 

EDIT 2:

It was now.

 

Unlike Aliens: Colonial Marines which deserved all of its scorn, Watch Dogs was one of those games where I felt the backlash was largely unjustified and more about unrealistic expectations than anything else.  It's a perfectly competent game in the typical Ubisoft model and I had fun playing it.  

WD1 PC version also got the crap slapped out of it b/c upon release on the PC...

1. it was (and still is, BTW) a total resource hog + performance hog [even on most high-end systems at that time];

2. had hidden graphical settings (so it could be on par w/ consoles - which got modded back in and then later got added back in);

3. not-so-hot character + story development (i.e. this game has the GUN + Homefront: The Revolution treatment of killing-off; writing-off; and/or dropping character and/or plot storylines off);

4. and really didn't do much w/ some of the situations that it actually presents (i.e. invasion of piracy, hacking, and human trafficking).

 

It won't raise the dead or take you to new vistas of video gaming you never could have dreamed but you'll get to steal cars, shoot people and do some amusing tricks with traffic lights and road barricades.

Agreed. Easily worth $3 for the gameplay.




#13659681 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 12 March 2017 - 08:55 PM

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If anyone's watching + waiting for Watch Dogs 2 to get cheaper and is missing Watch Dogs 1 PC - for $3, don't pass it up.

Hell, it was worth the $10 or so I spent on when I did, a while back.




#13659510 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 12 March 2017 - 04:35 PM

Guess I'll finally be joining you guys for BF1 on Friday. Stocked up on beer and whiskey, so I'm ready to go! ...Assuming it's not all gone by then.

I didn't use all of my 10 hours time out on the BF1 Trial.

 

I still have time left here (around 3 hours left) on this BF1 Trial, so...

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#13659507 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 12 March 2017 - 04:27 PM

Wildlands on a SSD load some much faster its ridiculous...  Honestly, without testing I would say it cuts the load times by 60-70% but now I keep getting a random freeze.  Mostly in the air but I've had it happen at ground level too.

 

Now, it could just be a coincidence but I'm not a big fan of those.

Looks like it's a major issues and many are having that issue, especially on SSD's.

Some have it on regular HDD's, too.

 

Link:

https://www.reddit.c...econd_freezing/




#13659336 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 12 March 2017 - 04:25 AM

Now, can somebody crack the code on Andromeda Deluxe PC for cheap.

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#13659050 GOG Deals Thread: FPS Classics $2.99 and Under

Posted by MysterD on 11 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

GOG Galaxy is functional and updates games just fine, but that's about it. It's nothing special, TBH. It just doesn't have the functionality, options, and Community Tools that Steam does.

 

For newer games and stuff that'll get updated, it's probably best to just use Galaxy. GOG w/ its stand-alone installers + multiple patch files can be a pain, while a game isn't even done with.

 

Later on, when they're done w/ updates for a particular game - even full-game builds can get updated with newer builds for a full-download (in its newest + most updated state) and/or one big cumulative patch - like they've done w/ Witcher 1+2+3.




#13659001 GOG Deals Thread: FPS Classics $2.99 and Under

Posted by MysterD on 11 March 2017 - 07:28 PM



 

Yes, it really is.

 

  • Issue the first:  Your use of "double-dipped" can only make sense in MysterD land.  The only place you can be "doubled-dipped UPON" is YanniC's Poopiez dungeon when he and ShittySlug are tea-bagging you.

  • Issue the second:  Why are you buying anything on GOG?!?!?  If history has taught us anything (besides not getting involved in a land war in Asia), is that we shouldn't buy anything from GOG, as it's only a matter of time before the game ends up on Steam, where you get a +1 and a handy from GabeN.   So therefore, your logic is poop.

  • Issue the third:  What is the business incentive for Steam to post whether or not a game is DRM-FREE on the Store page? I mean, besides the 3 mouth-breathers (who live in their parents basement) that actually give a shizzat?

  • Issue the fourth: Larian? Who da fook is Larian?  I should buy their games because they are DRM-FREE even if they suck? Because, woo-hoo...support the DRM-FREE PEEPZ, YO!!!!!  

  • Issue the fifth:  "Screwery"...Wha?  Is that another term for a whore-house? If so, I'm on board.....

 

GOG's "This Game Will Work" Factor

Some games might be better off purchased on GOG:

 

A. Games with crappy 3rd party DRM not removed on Steam. Coming to mind here includes Riddick: Dark Athena + Two Worlds series of games, as those still have their crummy Non-Steam DRM in the Steam-version. GOG version has No DRM period - problem solved. 

 

B. Games with issues or that are a pain in the ass to get going b/c Steam doesn't include Unofficial Patches, have some other Steam-version related issues (with Steam overlay), or aren't updated properly. Jade Empire and Vampire: Bloodlines are two game coming to mind here.

 

Larian

Larian makes Divinity games - i.e. Divine Divinity; Beyond Divinity; Divinity 2: Dragon Knight Saga + Director's Cut; Divinity: Dragon Commander; DIvinity: Original Sin 1+2. 

Divine Divinity's great, other than its horrible voice-acting in the English version of the game.

Divinity 2 DKS is highly underrated, IMHO.

 

No DRM for Steam-version Not Advertised on Steam

I think Steam might sell more copies of their games to people who don't realize Steam can sometimes be just a means to get a game. Let's face it - some people hate Steam and won't use it b/c many of their games use at least CEG; or are under the impression of such. This isn't entirely true - Gone Home, Larian games, many Indies, and many other have No DRM there; but it just ain't advertised. And many times, games are cheaper on Steam, beating out GOG's pricing.




#13658989 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 11 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

[drooling over that 4K 60FPS GTX 1080 Ti card with an "OMG" 11GB of VRAM]

[realizes it's $700 MSRP and it's WAY out of my price range]




#13658982 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 11 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

SeasonalCAG PC Upgrade Addict:

So this is what happens when you are at work and bored on a Saturday...
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#13658911 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 11 March 2017 - 05:27 PM

Product I already owned : G23YF-H60I5-TEKCV

Thanks for NieR: Automata.




#13656645 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 09 March 2017 - 03:17 AM

Mass Effect: Andromeda:

 

NVidia GeForce - Mass Effect: Andromeda (PC version) - System Requirements/Recommendations, Graphics Settings Revealed & 4K Screens.

 

GameSpot - Info on the "Strike Team" Single Player + Multiplayer aspects of the game.




#13656430 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 08 March 2017 - 10:48 PM

Except Syntax, because that would be SO REALISTIC!
 

Last night the bros played Project Argo (Prototype) and prototype it is.  It's better than a lot of stuff in EA, but that's not saying much. Eventually I think they are going for a tactical squad shooter, but for now it's just a simple go shoot everyone on the other team first game.  Looks nice and the guns are super realistic according to our resident gun expert, Bah.  Syntax couldn't contain his satisfaction at that.

 

We quickly switched to BF1 (with a little SE4 to smooth the transition).  At first Bah's shitty computer didn't want to let him play, but he finally kicked it in the right place and it came to life.  We did surprisingly well most of the night, worked as a team, I was actually in the upper half of the leader board most games and our squad outright carried our side in a few.  Was it a one time fluke?  Probably.  We also figured out Origin has no screenshot feature with the best solution proposed online being "Load origin through Steam and use Steam's screenshot feature" or do it the MysterD way and have MSI Afterburner take screens for you every second.  

I don't use MSI Afterburner for screenies, actually. I use Steam.

 

The problem w/ adding Origin (or any other as a Non-Steam service, for that matter) is ALL your Origin games wind-up w/ screenies for it. Same goes for UPlay and other services. Annoying.

 

You could then w/in Steam Library menu  right click on the service you added (Origin, in this case); Click Properties; change Properties of the added Origin file w/in Steam Library; and in the top box you go ahead and rename the service itself to the game you're playing (i.e. Battlefield 1).

 

But, now - you'd have to make a caption stating the game name (lots of copy + pasting, ugh); or you'd have to change the Property name of Origin service to the name of the game you feel like uploading screenies too. Ugh, that's annoying to.

 

Here's a solution to the above non-sense, but this solution can be a pain too:

https://www.reddit.c..._games_such_as/

 

In the Origin game-folder (within My Computer/Windows Explorer) - you can make a copy of the client-service's EXE (i.e. Origin.EXE) in that folder and rename the new copy to the name of the game of your choice (i.e. Battlefield 1). Then, add that renamed Origin file (which you just called Battlefield 1) as a Non-Steam game.

 

Problem is - if say Origin gets an update, then you gotta re-do the above procedure for every Origin game you want to make copied EXE's for! Ugh.

 

The other problem right now is on Steam, screens you upload of Non-Steam Games are NOT showing-up on the Activity Feed after you actually upload them. Not sure if new Steam "feature" (so they make you want to make sure you buy Steam-versions of games for any games that are also available on other services) or if it's just a new Steam bug.

 

TL;DR - Trying to add Non-Steam services and/or Non-Steam games to actually get screenies uploaded, named, and shown property really sucks + is a pain in the royal ass on Steam.




#13655606 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 08 March 2017 - 04:02 AM

Sorry if this has already been discussed in great detail but why in the hell am I getting 16.1MB updates on Steam for dozens of different games? Felt like a coincidence at first, but after 5 or 6 games had the same 16.1MB update I was thinking "this is about 16.1MB of bullshit."

Maybe Microsoft VC got an update across the board again?

 

It's happened before at that size:

https://www.reddit.c...161_mb_updates/




#13655516 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 08 March 2017 - 02:19 AM

$38 for Wildlands Regular or $50 for Deluxe...hmm

 

I need to stop buying games x.x

Yes, you do.

Wait for a price-drop.

 

While the GR:WL Open Beta was good - well, it's just not really much of GR game, IMHO.  It felt like a mixture of a bunch of games.

 

Felt like a mixture of Borderlands (4-player Co-Op or team-mate AI allowed); any open-world Ubi game w/ icons + missions everywhere (AC series, Watch Dogs series, Far Cry 2+3+4, ect); Watch Dogs (GTA-like game w/ vehicles + stealth elements); Splinter Cell series (3rd person game with sneaking & stealth elements); and a few GR series elements (can't take many hits or you die + some tactical elements).

 

GR:WL needs more depth + tactical stuff to be a GR game, IMHO. While the drone usage is a start (b/c you can fly + control drones to survey areas + tag enemy locations & even tag them for Sync Attack), it needs more depth that that. You can't really give the AI much other orders, TBH. It needs the AI to be able to be told where to go, give them in-depth commands, and stuff of that sort like PC versions of the GRAW series had going on.

 

Ambitious as can be in scope, sure - but it's a jack of all trades and a master of none. 

 

EDIT:

Hopefully, that Open Beta Build is a bit old and they've overhauled quite a bit of it before just releasing this game. The car physics + handling sucked in the Open Beta - handles horrible w/ KB-mouse, but is still a bit better w/ the gamepad. Just...never felt totally right w/ the vehicles, TBH.




#13654473 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals) Summer Sales are Starting

Posted by MysterD on 07 March 2017 - 04:38 AM

I hate that you made this post and not TrumpCat.

Stupid toasters, stealing TrumpCat's job.

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