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Wang Mandu wrote:GTA V on PC looks incredible and like a different game compared to my time with the PS3 version. Great port by Rockstar, loads of options for graphics and controls.
Well, between this and the excellent Max Payne 3 port, I guess it's nice to hear Rockstar are taking their PC ports seriously. Doesn't change the fact that the last thing I need right now is a new game, and it's full price for a game from 2012 with souped up graphics. Keep in mind that if I actually ever play this, it'll be the first time I play a GTA game. I have IV on Steam because I got it for like twodallah, but I'm not sure I ever even installed it.
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Definitely skip IV and play V whenever you have time. It's a great game and the added video director feature seems like it might be fun to mess around with. Your own custom radio station, too! I can't wait to shoot cops while Pseudogod is playing.



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Holy shit. Rockstar rolling in that money and that doesn't even include all the games sold outside of Steam.
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Played GTAV last night for, like, 20 minutes. Turned out to be 3 hours. It's way better than I thought it would be, but I never played it when it was on consoles 17 months ago.
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Figured someone may want this as I already have it.

It's a Steam code for Dead Space 2.

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Until they showed that one rebel doing the spit-take on the AT-AT, I thought this was live footage.
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Representative of PS4, yeah right. Show me the receipts bitches.
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delmuerte wrote:Until they showed that one rebel doing the spit-take on the AT-AT, I thought this was live footage.
You want live footage in your Star Wars games? You got it:

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http://www.gamespot.com/videos/introduc ... 0-6424503/

Nice Gamespot feature for The Witcher 3. Part two tomorrow.
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Back to No One Lives Forever. Early 2K FPS, man. Feels damn good. :tup2:
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Bah! Steam charging money for mods now. Glad I decked out Skyrim when I did.

Beat NOLF last night. Still holds up well. Unfortunately using a controller turned into a major problem for the very final boss. I could have used m/kb but decided to stick it out.

Despite Dark Forces II working perfectly with Pinnacle only a week ago it just suddenly does not work at all when I tried to start the game proper. Great! Native joystick support is junk. It thinks the 360 triggers are z axis, and it constantly strays on its own up and to the sides. No thanks.

Started Blood II. Hopefully it doesn't crash to hell like the last attempt several years ago.
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GTA V pc is good. glad I picked it up, I absolutely want to play through the whole thing again. really enjoying playing it first person

having trouble preventing fps dips but worst case scenario it drops down to 45 fps for half a second when driving really fast. could be worse.
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copstache wrote:GTA V pc is good. glad I picked it up, I absolutely want to play through the whole thing again. really enjoying playing it first person

having trouble preventing fps dips but worst case scenario it drops down to 45 fps for half a second when driving really fast. could be worse.
I looks beautiful. I have everything cranked to the max except MXSS (whatever) which is off & Post Processing which is very high, not ultra. That Post Processing is the big bitch here in terms of performance hitting. Try lowering that.
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copstache wrote:GTA V pc is good. glad I picked it up, I absolutely want to play through the whole thing again. really enjoying playing it first person

having trouble preventing fps dips but worst case scenario it drops down to 45 fps for half a second when driving really fast. could be worse.
I looks beautiful. I have everything cranked to the max except MXSS (whatever) which is off & Post Processing which is very high, not ultra. That Post Processing is the big bitch here in terms of performance hitting. Try lowering that.
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the game actually runs WORSE if you turn too many things down. the biggest performance boosts I've gotten came from cranking down the grass and the post-processing. almost everything else makes no difference between normal and high.
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Grass areas do take a larger hit during the benchmark, so I guess grass is another thing to watch for. I'm still above 40 fps so I'm leaving grass on Ultra. I don't recall much of anything crazy happening in a grassy field that I'd fear a large drop affecting anything important.

I've got this powerful rig and I'm playing Blood 2, then probably Undying. Ha! I really should be getting into FC4 already.
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The Bill wrote:Bah! Steam charging money for mods now. Glad I decked out Skyrim when I did.
Gonna wait on Fallout 4 and the next Elder Scrolls games and see how this paid mod stuff turns out. I think it is great mod creators can get some compensation for their work but fuck off at $2 for some shitty armor set. I'd much rather see a pay what you want option and I'd probably chip in more if it was a must have mod. Lots of questions still though about refunds and what happens when a mod becomes incompatible because of a patch.
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I'm bummed if Nexus turns into a ghost town, now. Or they start charging.


This may sound like crazy talk, but Blood 2 in this odd way feels like the child of No One Lives Forever & Bloodborne. Timing could not be more perfect to play it.
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The Bill wrote:I'm bummed if Nexus turns into a ghost town, now. Or they start charging.
Doubtful. I could see a lot of people telling Bethesda and Valve to fuck off with that laughable 75% Bethesda and Valve, 25% mod creator split.
Q. What happens if a mod I bought breaks?
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:lol: This whole thing is disgusting.
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One day in and there's already a Big to do about selling mods that contain other people's work. Good, I hope the whole thing implodes.
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http://www.destructoid.com/the-first-pa ... 0924.phtml

Just saw that. :lol: Also, this.

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Valve can't improve their terrible customer service and Bethesda can't release shoddy PC ports but they have enough time to think of creative ways to nickle and dime consumers.
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Ugh, those top three titles make me queasy thinking about them. I think I must have played all three very drunk on wine (I bet Malbec), it's creating some sort of Pavlovian nausea. Anyhow, not a huge fan of any of them. Never finished Dante nor Darksiders. All three just kind of bored me. They're not bad, but perfectly mediocre.

As for Ass Creed, only the pirate one looks like it would entertain me. Still haven't played it. It came free with my XBOX One, but if it's ever really cheap, I'd rather play it on Steam (provided it was a quality port ???)
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killzone 3 is decent for what it is. shooting mechanics are good
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Yeah, Killzone 3 was fine. I still think 2 is the best of the bunch, but I seem to be the only person in the universe who thinks that.
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Pisscubes wrote:Jesus fucking christ.

90% of the games I have played over the last year or more have been souls games.

I've been totally fucking ruined.
Yeah, these From Software games get in the brain. I suggest replaying an old favorite of a completely different genre or find a title that you never played that's universally loved. I believe Time Splitters 2 helped with DS & No One Lives Forever after Bloodborne. If you had to pick from those games you got I'd say the shooter is your best bet.
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