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Old 05-27-2014, 03:04 PM   #1021
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I'm shocked to hear Dragon Age 2 wasn't well received. If you like the games for strategic game play, it has it in spades. You have to really think your way through many battles, which I didn't think was the case with Dragon Age Origins. Origins didn't demand much from a battlefield analysis perspective. As long as you had two tanks, an archer and a mage you came out on top of almost every battle. With 2, not the case.

I thought 2 was an upgrade.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:06 PM   #1022
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Heres a pic from modded Dragon Age Orgins game. The character pictured here went from this to this:

PS Dirtbag you completely ruined Leliana, which is sacrilege. She's a babe and I love her just the way she is.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:22 PM   #1023
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Have had Remember Me for a while now after getting it on sale for Steam earlier this year but only recently gotten around to play it. Can't necessarily speak for the rest of it but in terms of art work and color palette this might be the greatest I've come across in a video game. I even started using some of these pics as Desktop backgrounds.

These are actual in game screens taken off my computer.

In other news I bought a Watch Dogs voucher from Ebay last night for $43. The same ones that I'm guessing come with the $250 and up graphic cards as I did the same thing when Assasins Creed 4 came out, mainly in a panic move following the purchase of a second GTX 770 a week before they added AC4 to their bundle (got Arkham Orgins and Splinter Cell Blacklist).

The voucher worked great but UPlay, the platform needed to activate it on PC (even with Steam) was shockingly having server issues so it wasn't until just now that I was able to get a download going. To be fair its been downloading close to my max speed at around 2.0 MBps (emphasis on MB not Mb) still I'm tired of EA and Ubisoft either avoiding Steam or adding random conditions to their Steam games.

Anyway just figured I'd point out for anyone looking to get a decent discount on Watch Dogs for PC to search for Watch Dogs Nvidia Voucher on Ebay. If you're patient enough to bid you might get it anywhere from the mid $20's to the high $30's but being an impatient man myself I searched for people with reasonable 'Buy it Now' options. Either way kind of beats shelving out $60 on day 1 or waiting for it to go on sale.

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PS Dirtbag you completely ruined Leliana, which is sacrilege. She's a babe and I love her just the way she is.
Au contraire mon frere. I have improved her appearance ten fold though you have now inspired me to go even further and use this mod. Just remember you can always improve on perfection as seen in this clip from Everybody Loves Raymond. By the way if your wife or girlfriend is making you type that blink twice.



Oh and just for the sake of adding insult to injury I did this to Morig..Moragan...More....Claudia Blacks character.


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Old 05-28-2014, 10:11 PM   #1024
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Played Watchdogs for about an hour last night. Other than having difficulty remembering the right buttons due to using a PS3 controller wired as a 360 controller on my PC (I keep forgetting which buttons translate lol) it's pretty cool so far. Heard it's been having problems on PC though, which sucks. Also I'm not a big fan of how the cars handle, it's way too cartoony/arcadish for me. Definitely prefer GTA style handling over it. Other than that I like the whole hacking concept, haven't used guns too much yet so we'll see how that turns out.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:03 AM   #1025
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Deciding to hold off on buying an XBox One to really only play Dead Rising 3 just paid HUGE DIVIDENDS.

Dead Rising 3 PC gets a release date – in the Steam Summer Sale? | VG247

This game was the one reason I even entertained the idea of getting an XB1 on release day but I decided to cancel my preorder once it became apparent that the game would be extremely buggy on XB1. Now I get to play the game in glorious 1080p and 60fps at high to very high settings.

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Played Watchdogs for about an hour last night. Other than having difficulty remembering the right buttons due to using a PS3 controller wired as a 360 controller on my PC (I keep forgetting which buttons translate lol) it's pretty cool so far. Heard it's been having problems on PC though, which sucks. Also I'm not a big fan of how the cars handle, it's way too cartoony/arcadish for me. Definitely prefer GTA style handling over it. Other than that I like the whole hacking concept, haven't used guns too much yet so we'll see how that turns out.
Yeah the driving sucks at first, takes some getting used to. About my only complaint with the game though.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:49 AM   #1027
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So I got a chance to try out Steams Streaming feature and was pretty impressed.


The TV in the background is my 42 inch Plasma thats hooked up to my desktop computer which is also hooked up to a 27 inch monitor not pictured above so in short the game is being displayed on 3 screens at once. The computer in the foreground is my 17 inch laptop. My desktop has 2 GTX 770's while my laptop has a 650m. For those who don't speak nerd my desktop computer is a high end BMW while my laptop gaming wise is a decent Honda Accord. Another way to describe the laptop is comfortably more powerful then a PS3/360 but a decent bit weaker than a PS4.

For the most part I've been getting around 60 fps on my laptop however the audio is choppy so I just play the audio directly from desktop and put my laptop on mute (which kind of defeats the purpose of streaming but sometimes I prefer to play on my laptop since its right next to my bed). To control the game I use a controller hooked up to my laptop.

The craziest part though is that my laptop is doing barely any work. Usually when I play games on my laptop installed directly to the hard drive it gets pretty hot. Typically around 80 degrees celsius which is pretty much the safe upper limit for GPU's. When streaming the games I noticed that my laptop was virtually the same temperature as when I'm using it for nothing more than trolling, I mean browsing the internets. Not only that but it was able to use the high end settings that only the desktop was capable of providing.

Here is a super scientific picture to illustrate whats happening.

The two people carrying the sofa are the two graphic cards in my desktop. The person sitting on top of the couch is my laptop's graphics card.

I tried it out last night with Dishonored (pictured above), Mortal Kombat 9, Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, and Batman Arkham Orgins. Dishonored and Mortal Kombat did pretty good. Sleeping Dogs was solid until it crashed. Far Cry 3 had trouble getting above 15fps at the title screen, and even though Batman Arkham Orgins was getting 60 fps the picture was very choppy. Still pretty cool stuff for a technology thats in its infancy.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:55 PM   #1028
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:43 PM   #1029
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If you have NBA 2k14 for PC I would highly recommend checking out the Ultimate Base Roster Mod. It has every roster, coach, draft class (for associations), player, court, and uniform dating all the way back to the mid 60's. I think there's even a couple from the 50's. Best part is its free.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:04 AM   #1030
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I am loving the Destiny beta, it's like the perfect marriage of Halo, Mass Effect, and Borderlands with a touch of mmo as well.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:20 AM   #1031
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I am loving the Destiny beta, it's like the perfect marriage of Halo, Mass Effect, and Borderlands with a touch of mmo as well.

I love Mass Effect and Halo (Mass Effect 2 is my clear cut best game ever played). I can appreciate Borderlands but as far as Borderlands is concerned I'm actually more interested in Telltales upcoming game based on the BL universe rather then playing my copy of BL2.

However the online only aspect, even for single player has pretty much killed any interest I've had in the project. For the most part I've stop playing online multi-player, a decision that's actually worked very well for me.

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Bungie's upcoming Destiny will feature a highly crafted narrative experience, one that you can experience as a traditional "campaign." However, even if you're playing the game single-player, you will need an online connection. "To play Destiny, you need to be connected," Bungie's Pete Parsons succinctly noted.
Statements like these kind of remind me a bit of EA with Dead Space 3 where they said that in spite of making the game less scary, increased focus on action, and throwing in an online co-op mode that the single player experience would be just as satisfying as the previous two games.......they were wrong.

Another scary part of the game is that with Destiny a $60 purchase could be nothing more then an expensive paperweight a couple of years down the line if the game doesn't perform up to expectations because after all peoples ability to play the game is dependent on Bungie and Activision keeping their servers running. Also as is common with highly anticipated online games there have been server outages.

Destiny's beta is down today for maintenance, but it's coming back soon | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb

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Old 07-29-2014, 05:13 PM   #1032
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:31 PM   #1033
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:17 PM   #1034
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Just started playing The Last of Us on the PS4. Only a few hours in but I can see what all the hype was about.
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:05 AM   #1035
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Don't know if anyone has heard of it yet, but there is a game right now in Alpha testing phase called BEAMNG - DRIVE. It is a car driving game with no apparanent objectives other than sandbox exploration and finding out how many different ways you can crash the cars. This is the most realistic crashing game i have ever played. The deformation and damage puts GTA and pretty much everything else to Shame:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QjPKhX9bOI

I've literally been playing this game all weekend practically.... There is a free demo out there, but for 20 bucks you get the "full game", which the permanent version will soon be released through Steam...
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