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

Posted by MysterD on Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 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.




#13470462 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 26 September 2016 - 09:31 PM

https://www.gog.com/connect

New games available for you.

Sweet.

+5 GOG Count for me.




#13469407 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 September 2016 - 10:07 PM

Now for dumb people like me that don't know jack about mobile gpu, will that run Street Fighter V at max settings? 

If so I might grab one so I have something for Skullgirls and SFV & USFIV at my local fighting game community. 

 

Edit: I don't have one in my area.

Info on 2GB GTX 860m:

GPUBoss - http://gpuboss.com/g...eForce-GTX-860M

Benchmarks on games - http://www.notebookc...M.107794.0.html

 

Looks like it's very capable at 720p period for most games; and it'll depends on the game if it's decent for 900p or 1080p. Newer games - eh, not so much on 900p or 1080p so it seems; probably 720p or 1366x768.

 

You can use Youtube to look up how SF5 runs on Alienware Alphas.

 

Seems even with i3's, it runs decent - i.e. Medium at 60FPS at 720p.

 

Seems i5 Alphas at 1080p do fine with it at 50-60FPS:




#13469055 Humble Megathread - Deep Silver - Capcom - Comics & Manga

Posted by MysterD on 25 September 2016 - 05:54 PM

Not Tebow's.

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#13469022 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 25 September 2016 - 05:18 PM

Saw this on Reddit:

https://www.reddit.c..._w_core_i7_8gb/

 

For those who have interest in Alienware Steam Machines, on a budget, and not looking to spend tons of $....

Fry's has one for $250 (i.e. half-price).

 

In store only and you'd need the promo code in your e-mail:

http://www.frys.com/product/8613900

 

It has inside for guts:

i7 4785T (low wattage i7 - 4 cores; 8 threads);

8 GB DDR3L;

1 TB HDD 7200rpm;

2GB VRAM of NVidia 860M GPU;

Steam OS.




#13467800 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 24 September 2016 - 04:31 AM

i feel like this did not answer zenii's question

More VRAM is NOT like having more Framerates. The more you have of one of those (framerates), it just ain't going to matter once you get to a certain point.

 

Having "more framerates" won't be that useful, once you get to a certain point. I can understand people debating say 30FPS, 60FPS, and even maybe 120FPS - but I personally don't think say 300-400 frames will be very playable. It'll just be too fast and unplayable. It won't be good for your graphics card's lifespan, either - you'll burn it out. You're likely going to cap it somewhere and/or throw VSync On, at some point.

 

More VRAM will be useful - especially for having more buffer-space open for things like throwing it up to higher resolutions (i.e. 2K/1440p or 4K) & throwing on more graphics features. 




#13467380 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 23 September 2016 - 09:48 PM

Random but I figured who better to ask then you folks. 

 

I splurged and got myself a new PC rig and was curious which games would you recommend that's graphic intensive? 

 

I got Witcher 3, Paragon, and considering picking up GTA V. 

W3 + GTA5 are definitely a good start for graphics intensive; especially at higher settings. 

 

Doom 2016 looks great + runs great. You'll get MUCH better performance, if you're using a graphics card w/ drivers that support Vulkan API over OpenGL - since Vulkan is a much lower-level API.




#13467362 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 23 September 2016 - 09:35 PM

I always wonder if FPS counters didn't exist would people even care or be able to tell that something dropped from 60 to 59 to 55 back up to 60, etc.  

Yep, a 5 frame drop (or more) is noticeable for me. Things just aren't as smooth. Might be a hitch or stutter. Gameplay might feel a bit slower all of sudden. Bigger drops are ridiculously noticeable - i.e. 10+. Those feel like major lag and slowdowns to me.

 

 

Just last night I was using Fraps and messing around with settings in some of my games to see how it impacted performance and I realized I can't tell the difference. It's definitely kind of jarring to go from playing something like DOOM at 120fps and then turn on my PS4 and play Bloodborne at 30fps, but I don't really notice a huge difference between the 45-100fps range. Then again I can only really see well out of one eye so maybe that has something to do with it. I need some of those SpoderSpecs to help me out.

Yeah, something like Doom 2016 - which is a fast-paced game and where quickness really matters, it's REALLY noticeable to me. 

 

When I uncapped Doom 2016 w/ Vulkan API and had 80-120 frames, I could basically feel every rise and drop; it felt super-fast + uneven. Gameplay felt often WAY too fast for me, as I was already used to the solid 60FPS performance that I was getting with it. 

 

About Dark Souls 1 PTD (PC), that's a much slower game. So, framerate drops I would notice if it was even a few frames namely b/c it has a low 30FPS cap (by default and with no real modding of DSFix). Though, when it got slapped to 15FPS when fighting the Discharge - had to stop; it was stuttering and slowing down all over the place. Turning off SSAO in DSFix solved that and kept it nicely back at a solid 30FPS.