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shit wizard dad

I put a pin in my list of unplayed games last night and got Mad Max - played a couple of hours and its OK, but not really enthusing me.

The Arkham style punch-block-and-dodge combat doesn't work like as well as it does for the Bat, but the driving is fun and some of the car wreck graphics are spectacular; I don't think I've seen flame burning around the edges of models without clipping done as well as it is here.

I'll give it a bit more time and see if things pick up the pace a bit, it doesn't have the always-action feeling Fury Road did so far.

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echinopsis posted:

first evening with oculus


holy poo poo I love it. alyx is amazing, but just so much feels so good in it

Skyrim and Fallout4 get a lot of (mostly deserved) bad rap for their halfassed VR implementations but they are still p. much the only huge open worlds in town and despite all their failings the sheer cool factor of being inside theses well-known worlds make up for a lot. If you can find them in a sale / bundle for half price or better I'd say try one of them out (Skyrim is probably the better of the two technically and the archery with two VR controllers is :discourse: , but few things to me have been as fun as the 10MM pistol in Fallout4 VR)

fakeedit: bleh you're out of luck right now:

https://isthereanydeal.com/game/falloutivvr/info/ 35

https://isthereanydeal.com/game/elderscrollsvskyrimvr/info/ 32


Video Jamers if you don't have an ITAD account I would recommend it, its really useful for picking up stuff you don't need right now / don't want to pay full price for. The page layout is a bit unintuitive / labyrinthine but you're smart folks, you'll figure it out.

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MAD MAX is about done, 48hrs on the clock for the main story, all the side quests and about 80% of the open-world locations. It definitely picked up once your car and character upgraded past 'wet paper bag' status, though in doing a bunch of missions before really getting into the story I think I overpowered myself a bit and was wrecking effortlessly almost the whole way through. Some of the bigger battles where they throw 8 mixed skill dudes at you and four or five waves of similar all without any chance to heal up was fun though.

If you like open worlds, car smashing and very violent combat (late-game I did a 'Weapon execution' on a mook who was just getting to one knee and Max swung this big two-hand wasteland billhook like a loving golf club into his head, I was gently caress) def pick this up in a sale.

Like I said before, a good looking game as well.



also;

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Decided to try Far Cry 5 on the free weekend, I played 1-4 all through to completion and enjoyed them all (to varying degrees), this one seems very much 'more of the same', very pretty looking game as well. I popped 3 cultists with a pistol and then found a compound bow in a bunker as my first mission reward and I haven't picked up another gun since - clearing an outpost without them ever knowing you were there is a lot of fun. The bow handles much like the previous games, especially in Blood Dragon where I also used it pretty much exclusively.

I don't know if I'd pay full or even half price for it, but a tenner seems a fair outlay.

Also I have a dog buddy who will sniff out bad guys for me to arrow :cool:

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New Colossus has both Klan and Nazis to shoot.

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One thing about FO4VR - in the original game I used the VATS stuff all the time, it was a staple of combat, but in the VR version I completely forgot it was in the game and never triggered it once in the approx. 40hrs I had in-game.

I read later it was a buggy mess of an implementation, but the fact was you absolutely don't want to use it in a full immersive 3D world.

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I hit about 8hrs in FarCry5 before the free weekend finished, I like it well enough to pay the small sale price; also, they had a double-up with the sidequel New Dawn, and also an offer of a further 20% off if I spend some of my 'Uplay Points', which I didn't even know I had. Twenty notes for two fairy long games seems OK to me. A couple of the story missions were a bit poo poo (lord do I ever not want plane dogfighting in a Far Cry game again) but the open world missions are mostly fun and organic in how they unfold.

One thing that has been good about playing this; for the past few years I've been a joypad-only Jamester, but I wasn't feeling the aiming in FC5 with the pad so thought I'd try M+KB again - wow I'd forgotten how much fun it could be, a total change in how I was playing. Much more confident I can tag quickly moving bad guys and switch targets to prioritise, you'd never get this with a pad (without some generous autoaim). I still like analogue stick movement better, is there such a thing as a half-joypad for a desktop that will let you stick-and-mouse?

The confidence boost might also be I saved some ingame cash and bought the 'prestige' AK rifle and it is so much better than the ones you'll pick up off the cultists its not even fair. A midrange optic, long mag and a silencer, a 3-round burst will drop anyone but the heavies (and these guys you can take their helmet off with one burst and their skull off with the second as long as they don't surprise you and you play it cool and don't panic), suddenly the plinking of rounds into badguys as they swarm you is no more.

Definitely one to think about if you like open-world FPSes.

PS. STOP SHOOTING ME WITH DRUG BULLETS AND KIDNAPPING ME PLS.

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Farmer Crack-rear end posted:

is the witcher a good game? can i hop in at the latest one or do i need to play from the beginning?

Yeah, W1 is the very epitome of euro-jank and should only be played as a historical curiosity, W2 is much better (and deeper) but still has a lot of rough edges. W3 is as close to a perfect game as I've played in years, especially with the DLC which is essential IMO, proper excellent stories and not Horse Armor.

You could read a recap: https://www.polygon.com/2015/5/18/8620223/witcher-3-guide-witcher-2-witcher but don't let missing all the W2 plot out put you off playing W3, theres a bit at the start of W3 where you are asked about what you did in the second game; just pick whatever sounds interesting, or look here:

https://witcher.fandom.com/wiki/The_Witcher_3_decision_checklist

(but don't scroll past 'prologue' as its spoiler city onwards)

If you have W2 in your backlog of games give it a try, if it grabs you there's a lot of game to play before you even hit W3.

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Kuvo posted:

agreeing with all this. Witcher 3 loving rules and it's dlc are legit expansion packs

Playing the main game to completion, then Hearts of Stone and finally Blood & Wine was just the perfect end to the game, call me soft but sitting on a bench watching the sun set over your vineyard with your chosen companion beside you - I left Geralt there and closed the game, didn't go and clean up the last few tiny sidequests.

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Rebel Assault II, 1995

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toiletbrush posted:

the music that is constantly on loop blaring out anywhere near cultist bases, that you can't turn off.

lol I was glad to find they had implemented a Radio Off butan for vehicles at least :o:

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Echi if you still have your VR hat SUPERHOT is a third off at the moment

https://store.steampowered.com/app/617830/SUPERHOT_VR/

it works so well in VR I can't imagine it ever on a regular screen.

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Should you want to support Racial Justice and Equality and have at least five dollars spare you can get a bundle of over 740 (!!) works on Itch.io right now.

https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality

I've wanted to play Night in the Woods for a while now so that makes this a bargain for me on that note alone.

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Uptime Sinclair posted:

more poo poo was added to the itch.io bundle in the past day or so

no loving joke, last I looked there were 27 pages of links on the 'your bundle games' link they sent out, it's now 51 pages? :eyepop:

lol on the page "We will be updating this page soon, we know it's difficult to navigate so many games. We know you want a button to add show everything in your library. No need to reach out. " all in a very good cause and everything but unusable in its current form.

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NoneMoreNegative posted:

no loving joke, last I looked there were 27 pages of links on the 'your bundle games' link they sent out, it's now 51 pages? :eyepop:

Fifty-five pages :popeye:

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GOG are giving away Hitman Absolution free but I think they have not provisioned extra bandwidth for a big giveaway, they seem to have self-dDOSsed :o:

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Just Dragonballing Slendermans here :haibrow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4tkNjJsOvY

/Slams fist on desk KOJIMA WEIRDNESS SELLS, GET TO IT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0GIfbmLEro

New AIBO holoCattes are good tbh

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https://aaron-demeter.itch.io/lee-carvallos-putting-challenge

:hmmyes:

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I put a pin in my unplayed games list again - Hard Reset (Redux) - yeah this is a throwback to old-school linear corridor shooters and no mistake (I don't remember the last time I had healthpacks instead of health regen). The rainy cyberpunk setting is decent and atmospheric, but the weapon loadout is anemic at best and the enemy roster is somewhat thin on the ground, I think maybe 8 different types, and two of those are just flood trash. I read it's only about 5 hours in total so I'll continue on to see the end. Usually these days I like to have a game with a story and while this does, its kinda obscure so far - maybe it'll all wrap up later on.

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https://twitter.com/romero/status/1275026229524074496?s=20

:toot:

also I picked Titanfall 2 up for the singleplayer and it's pretty good, though you have to be dead-on accurate with the guns, they seem extremely precise and unforgiving of lax aim compared to anything else I've played recently with m+kb.

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Did anyone play Sunset Overdrive and is it as fun an open-world shooter as it looks? I saw it on Windows Store (lol) for a couple of quid but didn't buy it, just saw it on a proper Steam key for a little extra outlay and the video reviews I checked give it a very vertical Saints Row vibe to them.

I just got out of the Titanfall2 Sewers Sludge Tunnels, so I still have to find theses fun levels.

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Just got done with 'Gargantuan IKEA Flatpack Houses' and 'We Really Liked "Singularity" the Game', yeah its picking up as I go along.

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:smith:

Steam Summer Sale has started, there's 5 off 30 for purchases and a whole bunch of stuff well discounted on my wishlist :cool:

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Post good bargains for folks who might not have them yet.

Mine; Sleeping Dogs Definitive is less than three quid at the moment, you will get a lot of punching and driving fun for that price, even if the story is a bit threadbare in places where it was cut for time / budget.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/307690/Sleeping_Dogs_Definitive_Edition/

If you like open world 3rd person stuff this is a must-have.

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Finished the Titanfall 2 campaign at 7 hours, just a good length IMO to keep the plot and setpieces coming without stretching out any filler levels. Apart from the Viper mech fight on the ship hull I really enjoyed everything it threw at me, definitely if you like FPS and big robots this is a no brainer buy on sale.

Especially liked how at the start it would pit you against one or two mechs and by the end you were in pitched battle blowing away twenty plus of the drat things.

The modelling on the mechs was exceptional as well, I'm glad I watched the end credits and you get a good look at the unique mercenary mecha and they are all excellent.

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I posted about this before in another thread but if you enjoyed Overlord and would like more 'hordes of minions doing your bidding', go buy Undead Horde while it's 60% off

https://store.steampowered.com/app/790850/Undead_Horde/

It's not even as strategic as Overlord's different minion types, so if like me you don't dig strategy type games don't let that put you off. I absolutely enjoyed my 11hr playthrough, and you can start a NG+ if you want more.

Its also in this Fanatical bundle

https://www.fanatical.com/en/pick-and-mix/platinum-collection-build-your-own-bundle-june-july-2020

so if you can find two other games on there you fancy to make up the asking price (Orwell is meant to be OK?) then that might be a better purchase.

edit. Do check Steam prices before buying a bundle right now, Orwell for example is 1.79 to buy.

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Agile Vector posted:

i snagged elite dangerous recently and i feel like a toddler learning to walk after bopping around NMS in my end-game ship. its funny though because even feeling confused its kinda relaxing to just fly around space and run some trade routes

ED is the epitome of 'Make your own fun', I put checks 915 hours in just flying around, upgrading / engineering my ships and shooting pirates, probably the last hundred hours in VR where the game really shines.

I haven't logged in to the game in almost a year, and I know there have been a bunch of new additions since then, not least player-owned starship carriers. New players can probably get up to speed and one of the previous 'endgame' ships (the base unengineered model) in a week or two now, which honestly I think is a bit of a shame; a lot of my fun was early days in a Space Transit Van making small delivery runs, now with the right knowledge you can make tens of millions in a single mining run and skip over all the early ships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P46tPB7OaPo
the second video after this when he releases it will have better stuff in, the dead Generation Ships were genuinely creepy to visit

Just getting out to explore was one of my favourite pastimes, when they introduced asteroid bases out in the wilds of space I was one of the first few to discover several of them.

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Played 7hrs of Cloudpunk over the past couple days. The game looks fantastic, the huge cyberpunk city has the rainy aesthetic absolutely perfect - I usually don't like the 'chunky pixel' look but here it seems to work for the huge neon-washed maps.

The gameplay, well I don't think its going to be for everyone - there's not a lot of interactivity past delivery quests with an occasional moral choice at the end, and picking up junk on the streets to scav for extra cash / picking up collectibles to take to various npcs. No combat, no jumping, no fail states or gameovers so far at all as far as I can tell, so yeah if 'walking sims' aren't your thing this will disappoint.

I saw a few Steam reviews decrying the game as 'Full of SJW poo poo', those reviewers are thin-skinned rightwing tools. The game has a bunch of stuff to say about 'android' rights (standing in for LGBTQ issues etc) and also the rich / poor divide. I did an irl lol when I met Glen Bo, one of the npcs you can run into who demands you debate him like king fedora reddit - the dialogue / humour in the game is really its main selling point I guess and it mostly hits the mark.



I'm enjoying the game, you may find it good or you may think its just wasting your time depending on your temperament.

edit: The newest patch lets you drop into full fps vision instead of 3rd person following your character, and I like it a lot better for running around the city streets.

also another lol at streamer Rory Alpha, I can see why Trumpy-types got butthurt.

NoneMoreNegative fucked around with this message at 13:41 on Jun 28, 2020

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lol rescue three civilians out of six possibles in your delivery van before the killer gas reaches them (and try and make us some money on the extraction fee) - of course there are three dirt poor choices with sob stories and three like, well, this CEO.

Is there anyone waiting for you outside the quarantine zone?



:thunk:

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NoneMoreNegative posted:

MAD MAX is about done, 48hrs on the clock for the main story, all the side quests and about 80% of the open-world locations. It definitely picked up once your car and character upgraded past 'wet paper bag' status, though in doing a bunch of missions before really getting into the story I think I overpowered myself a bit and was wrecking effortlessly almost the whole way through. Some of the bigger battles where they throw 8 mixed skill dudes at you and four or five waves of similar all without any chance to heal up was fun though.

If you like open worlds, car smashing and very violent combat (late-game I did a 'Weapon execution' on a mook who was just getting to one knee and Max swung this big two-hand wasteland billhook like a loving golf club into his head, I was gently caress) def pick this up in a sale.

Like I said before, a good looking game as well.



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This is currently %75 off in the sale, if you like the Mad Max setting / Batman-punch-style combat it's well worth picking up for this pittance.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/234140/Mad_Max/

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Stardew Valley has like a quarter-million Steam reviews and seems to be the best-liked game ever made, what's so wonderful about it?

re: Mad Max, yeah when you upgrade a stronghold to always give full gas when you arrive (also full water / health etc) and you can fast travel there at any time really easily it does cut down on the 'empty wasteland' feeling.

Building the scavenger team so they pick up all the junk that is left after you trash enemy cars is such a good QOL upgrade though.

NoneMoreNegative fucked around with this message at 19:30 on Jun 30, 2020

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What's the newest best thing for PC gaming graphics? My big office pc still has the <checks spec> GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB GDDR5 that I bought in 2015 and it will still run p. much anything at 1080p I ask and for games older than a couple of years it will more or less keep up with 4k60.

I haven't kept up with 'Gaming Hardware News' at all, have there been big strides in the last 5 years?

<edit> https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-Titan-X-vs-Nvidia-RTX-2080-Ti/3282vs4027

OK so a bunch more power I guess.

NoneMoreNegative fucked around with this message at 10:02 on Jul 2, 2020

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Watch_Doges 2 was a lot of fun (never played the original but by all accounts the sequel was a big improvement), if you're free to idle a stream on the 12th you can grab a copy gratis on Uplay

https://www.vg247.com/2020/07/06/watch-dogs-2-free-ubisoft-forward/

set a reminder on your calendar.

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qirex posted:

watch dog 2 can be played in several ways, you can avoid lovely gunplay in most situations if you upgrade your other skills. Id prefer if they did away with the fighting altogether and just let you be hacking/remote robot bastard

the level 3 gang/cop call skills are great

I posted about it ages back but while I didn't see my hackermans as the murdering type, a few levels of tazing cops and them getting up a few minutes later to flank my rear end soon had me at extreme prejudice. I think a risk/reward of say 3 seconds of [hold butan] to zip-tie / mouth-tape a stunned foe to permanently disable them (unless they get found by a comrade and cut free) would have made the non-lethal route a lot more playable.

and yeah standing at a junction and causing phone-hack car-crash mayhem / finding petty criminals and calling in law takedowns was always fun (note in the game only pls don't call the cops irl)

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huh, I thought Death Stranding came out ages back but I guess that was console only, got an email notification it's out on PC soon. Having only played MGSV from Kojima in the past but enjoyed it (despite the plot being chopped to bits and not actually finished) is DS worth a look?

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Uptime Sinclair posted:

look its ok to not be great at games. no need to be so hard on urself

lmao

tfw u gently caress up the same bit of a game for the tenth time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPYIfrL5pxU

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Anyone want a copy of DOOM3? Drop me a PM.

I got 3 games in the new Fanatical bundle:

https://www.fanatical.com/en/pick-and-mix/build-your-own-f-p-s-bundle

Still Not Dead
Devil Daggers
Bunker Punks


and they offered two extra 'mystery' keys for a quid. I already own D3, and the other one - Recovery Search & Rescue Simulation

https://store.steampowered.com/app/262870/Recovery_Search__Rescue_Simulation/

lmao straight Negative, you don't see that often on your usual ventures on Steam :hmmyes:

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System Shock: Remastered

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psiox posted:

hell yeah. doom 3 is still one of the best VR experiences imo

*tsk* I keep meaning to look at this but I only have regular DOOM3 (twice now), not the BFG edition you need for the VR mods

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1377965478

next time a sale rolls around I'll check if its available for a pittance.

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