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post #301 of 796
I'm really happy with Windows 8. I don't miss the Start button at all. I never realized how little I actually used it until it was gone. I don't use Metro, but one click and it's gone anyway. My only gripe is that Task Manager doesn't seem very accurate. When I OC my CPU to 4.5GHz, Task Manager says I'm running at 8GHz.

Back on topic. I just finished Crysis. I really enjoyed it, but it really does run like a turd.
post #302 of 796
I don't miss the start button. I miss the UI.

I don't like the tablet/touch screen system of app switching. I don't like the way you have to activate these hot zones with your mouse to access certain functions. I'm guessing you might be able to change the zones, but I never cared to use windows 8 that much to find a fix.

Waiting for this rumored update until I even bother launching it again.
post #303 of 796
Finished The Walking Dead last night. So sad. Clementine Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
shot me in the head
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post #304 of 796
************** SPOILER !!! *************

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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

Finished The Walking Dead last night. So sad. Clementine Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
shot me in the head
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
No doubt, I had her leave me to die because I didn't want to put her through that - lol. Just the fact that I cared enough about a video game character to have me make this decision is hugely indicative of the power of this title!

Edited by Sean Spamilton - 4/26/13 at 11:15am
post #305 of 796
Thread Starter 
Spoiler tags please!
post #306 of 796
lol I hope no one who hasn't beat it already reads that....it's like the spoiler of the century.
post #307 of 796
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Originally Posted by jmwatkins View Post

I'm really happy with Windows 8. I don't miss the Start button at all. I never realized how little I actually used it until it was gone. I don't use Metro, but one click and it's gone anyway. My only gripe is that Task Manager doesn't seem very accurate. When I OC my CPU to 4.5GHz, Task Manager says I'm running at 8GHz.

Back on topic. I just finished Crysis. I really enjoyed it, but it really does run like a turd.

When overclocked task manager shows me running stock clocks. I ended up loading cpu-z to make sure I wasn't going crazy.
Edited by macks - 4/26/13 at 10:39am
post #308 of 796
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Really? I'm actually kind of shocked that it doesn't work at all.

I guess it doesn't need to be end to end. But Id like basic file management, user profiles, etc - basically what you'd need to make it into the uberconsole. I'd be so on board with that.

I think the lack of 360 controller support is the reason I haven't upgraded to windows 8. It be one of the easiest things to implement on Windows 8. In many ways it defeats the purpose of using the controller because switching between KB+M and gamepad is pretty cumbersome. I'm pretty sure Microsoft could just put out an update with Xinput support for Metro easily, I mean it should work like a keyboard. At least Steam Big Picture allows you to auto launch, but yeah I'd prefer to access Metro though.

I've haven't been playing as much PC games recently (Other than Spec Ops and Scribblenauts last week), but I've been playing Persona 4 Arena (The fighting game, not RPG) on PS3. Basically a visual novel with some fighting, but it's worth a look for Persona fans.
post #309 of 796
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Spoiler tags please!

Oops, done.
post #310 of 796
Thread Starter 
FC3: Blood Dragon just dropped - anyone playing it yet? I hear good things from those that played it early.
post #311 of 796
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FC3: Blood Dragon just dropped - anyone playing it yet? I hear good things from those that played it early.

Waiting at home for me.
post #312 of 796
I only played a little of it so far, basically still on the first forced mission. The 8-bit cutscenes are amusing, and the gameplay so far is all action. I assume that the world opens up more, just like Far Cry 3. I hope so, because I enjoyed playing that game in a more stealthy manner that I can't play this in yet.

My other concern is that with all darkness plus the neon highlights on tagged enemies, and that sort of thing, that it's sometimes a little difficult to tell if an enemy is behind a wall or if I have a clear shot at them.

My guess is that I won't quite enjoy this as much as FC3, but it's definitely still fun, especially for the low price.
post #313 of 796
So far this is what most video games should be. Fun.
post #314 of 796
Yup, I'm liking FC3: DB! lasers!!!
post #315 of 796
Don't like it, then again it is a cheap game (and feels/plays like it).

Jason
post #316 of 796
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I like FC3: Blood Dragon a lot for what it is. And what it is is a skinned Far Cry 3 mod. But the whole 80s vibe works well, albeit intentionally garish and can be hard on the eyes at times. Pretty demanding hardware requirements - thankfully framerate-killing AA isn't necessary with these visuals.

The main thing I question is the use of profanity. I don't mind swearing in games, but there wasn't a lot of it in the 80s, so I'm wondering why they felt it would work in this game, because it doesn't fit. But I think they pretty much nailed everything else so far.
post #317 of 796
I thought I would like the retro vibe but after playing it for several hours it was honestly silly and not nostalgic (at least for me). I agree that the cursing is too much and adds nothing to the experience.

Obviously for $15 expectations should be kept in check and I may have been expecting a little more substance but the gameplay still feels a little off to me (I did not like FarCry 3 either so... redface.gif).

I realized this is one of those shooters that induce motion sickness (for me) so I have to play in shorter intervals (30-40 minutes at a time).

The way you spin around when obtaining hearts really takes me out of the game (and likely contributes to my motion sickness).

I would still have to assume that it is going to be worth $15 for most gamers.

Jason
post #318 of 796
It isn't retro.
post #319 of 796
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

It isn't retro.

Jedi mind tricks will not work here... it most certainly is retro and it's VERY obvious as soon as you fire it up. wink.gif

Jason
post #320 of 796
It isn't retro if it never went out of style!!!
post #321 of 796
lol, ok if you feel the presentation of this game never went out of style then I have to ask you to please remove your Members Only jacket and take your Trans-Am for a ride to get some fresh air. wink.gif

Jason
post #322 of 796
Steering with your Trans Am gas pedal never went retro. Kids these days just call it drifting. Anyway, downloading this game with a free coupon, I must experience this retro for myself.
post #323 of 796
First impressions: Not retro, I was expecting Serious Sam not stealth kills and visor targeting. The theme is late night Cinemax though. I'm dying too much, so I must be doing it wrong.
post #324 of 796
Not that this makes any difference...

Game Informer (85/100): "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has the potential to alienate people with its crass sense of humor and repetitive one-liners. But if you long for an era when smart-mouthed badasses were more concerned with making things go boom than catering to social sensitivities, Rex Power Colt is your man, and Blood Dragon is your game."

GameSpot (85/100): "You don't have to love the decade of Rubik's Cubes and Pac-Man Fever to get a kick out of Blood Dragon. But if you do, then all the better: this action-packed shooter will strike all the right synth-pop power chords."

Edge (70/100): "This isn't Far Cry 3 at its best mechanically, but it's definitely the game at its most charismatic. Because as a bunch of well-worn VHS tapes at Ubisoft Montreal undoubtedly prove, the '80s knew how to do personality."

Hmmm, sounds pretty retro to me. wink.gif

Jason
post #325 of 796
Thread Starter 
For some reason I had an urge to play a casual racing game. Along came Mini Motor Racing EVO, a PC port of a "MicroMachines"-style iOS/Android game, and it fit the bill nicely.

Not much to say, except:

PROS:
-Xbox controller works perfectly
-fun/cute graphics and presentation
-addictive upgrades
-track editor w/ Steam Workshop

CONS:
-cars seem to stutter when turning (visual glitch)
-controller defaults to aim-to-steer (fixed in options)
-some odd camera angles
-AI are poor drivers!
-must grind to progress
-no leaderboards/social integration

The first three cons are very minor, and the last three are depending on how the player likes to game. The AI is the main sticking point; the opponents aren't competition - they are obstacles! They will boost-jump into other cars, slamming everyone into a wall and causing a massive pile-up. Much of the race is avoiding the bad drivers.

I don't see this game as a long-term commitment - it' a fun, shallow diversion. Despite it's mostly minor flaws, I've been obsessed with it and have been playing all weekend.
Edited by DaverJ - 5/5/13 at 6:21pm
post #326 of 796
I'm playing Hitman Absolution. Pretty good game, and the first game in a while that I've cared to do the extra challenges available. Damn good deal for the $12 or whatever it was I paid for it.
post #327 of 796
Steamed 10 games worth of Tomb Raider this weeked during the sale. It's difficult to look at the ancient first game in the series from the mid 90's. The levels don't look like they are quite stiched together with gaps inbetween the polygons. smile.gif
The new game however runs and looks great at max settings on my machine. I groned and shook my head when the first QTE showed up but I soon started to enjoy them as the game went on. I would say it's very much like the Uncharted series except Tomb Raider has responsive controls. smile.gif I think I'm going to like this game.
post #328 of 796
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Originally Posted by Arcadia88 View Post

Steamed 10 games worth of Tomb Raider this weeked during the sale. It's difficult to look at the ancient first game in the series from the mid 90's. The levels don't look like they are quite stiched together with gaps inbetween the polygons. smile.gif
The new game however runs and looks great at max settings on my machine. I groned and shook my head when the first QTE showed up but I soon started to enjoy them as the game went on. I would say it's very much like the Uncharted series except Tomb Raider has responsive controls. smile.gif I think I'm going to like this game.

Yeah, you're in for a treat! I finished the game on the Xbox but am replaying on my PC and it looks and plays wonderfully at 60fps!
post #329 of 796
Pinball FX2 is on Steam now. I gave it a try quickly and it worked fine, but I've already got tables in Windows 8 so I probably will stick to that. The Steam version adds an anti-aliasing option, but the graphics look the same to me otherwise. A couple of the tables in Steam aren't available on Windows 8 though, and vice versa. Hopefully that changes.

The biggest difference between the two is that Steam allows timed trials of tables, and the Windows 8 version doesn't.
Edited by jhoff80 - 5/11/13 at 12:55pm
post #330 of 796
Thread Starter 
Don't know much about this, but the trailer caught my attention:


I'm sensing a sci-fi Tomb Raider w/ melee combat, and maybe a touch of Dead Space and/or Assassin's Creed?

I like the look and style, and the story could be fun, albeit familiar. If early reviews are strong, it might be worth a pre-order gamble.
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