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Assassin's Creed Syndicate is free on the Epic Games Store until February 27th.

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I'm getting the urge to roll through one of the Batman Arkham games again. Those three might be my favorite game trilogy.
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Counting down the days until Half-Life Alyx!

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I'm counting the days until Bioware does the obvious. Meaning a complete upgrade/remaster/remake of Mass Effect trilogy...with all DLC baked seamlessly into the story. And balanced 100% to the gameplay scale and mechanics of ME2. They could even add a bridging cutscene at the end suggesting that a rescued "Clone" Shepard (Citadel DLC) and Miranda (Illusive Man Agent) were stowaways on the "missing Quarian Ark headed to Andromeda. Then they could pick up the ME-A Franchise with a new story twist...revealing the whereabouts of the Quarian Ark that has C-Shep/Miranda on board along with a mysterious, unknown "Sentient" Emitter on board that signals & links the "Remnants" to start a stealth reconfiguration of Andromeda to you know what. Except this time the configuration would include the Milky Way "Shepard" solution, that Ryder and the A-Team would have to solve over several new episodes. That would be Kick-A IMO. And it would be the must have definitive Mass Effect Bundle to own by all ME fans. It would be fascinating to see how they merged the mysterious Sentient/Shepard/Miranda/Illusive Man agendas with the Ryder/Andromeda mission imperatives. Sigh...just wishing & hoping. That would be a great launch platform for the next Gen Consoles & PC Gamers.
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I'm counting the days until Bioware does the obvious. Meaning a complete upgrade/remaster/remake of Mass Effect trilogy...with all DLC baked seamlessly into the story. And balanced 100% to the gameplay scale and mechanics of ME2. They could even add a bridging cutscene at the end suggesting that a rescued "Clone" Shepard (Citadel DLC) and Miranda (Illusive Man Agent) were stowaways on the "missing Quarian Ark headed to Andromeda. Then they could pick up the ME-A Franchise with a new story twist...revealing the whereabouts of the Quarian Ark that has C-Shep/Miranda on board along with a mysterious, unknown "Sentient" Emitter on board that signals & links the "Remnants" to start a stealth reconfiguration of Andromeda to you know what. Except this time the configuration would include the Milky Way "Shepard" solution, that Ryder and the A-Team would have to solve over several new episodes. That would be Kick-A IMO. And it would be the must have definitive Mass Effect Bundle to own by all ME fans. It would be fascinating to see how they merged the mysterious Sentient/Shepard/Miranda/Illusive Man agendas with the Ryder/Andromeda mission imperatives. Sigh...just wishing & hoping. That would be a great launch platform for the next Gen Consoles & PC Gamers.
Speaking of BioWare and remakes, I've been dying for a remake of Knights of the Old Republic with technology on the level of what we have with Fallen Order. A remake of the sequel that allows all original ideas to be fleshed out would also be greatly appreciated.
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Does anyone use GOG GALAXY 2.0? If so what do you think?

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Does anyone use GOG GALAXY 2.0? If so what do you think?

It was recommended to me by @ruggercb in post 1904 . I tried it briefly -- it seems works fine, but was in the middle of troubleshooting, so I uninstalled it. I use desktop shortcuts to keep track of what I'm playing, so I'm not sure I need something like this personally, but I wouldn't rule out re-installing it down the road.


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Unrelated: I'm playing through Far Cry New Dawn, and like most all the Far Cry games, it has it hooks in me. I would compare this one to Far Cry Primal, in that it does things a little different and feels like a side game rather than a full Far Cry, but it's enjoyable. And it looks and plays nice on my system.

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It was recommended to me by @ruggercb in post 1904 . I tried it briefly -- it seems works fine, but was in the middle of troubleshooting, so I uninstalled it. I use desktop shortcuts to keep track of what I'm playing, so I'm not sure I need something like this personally, but I wouldn't rule out re-installing it down the road.


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Unrelated: I'm playing through Far Cry New Dawn, and like most all the Far Cry games, it has it hooks in me. I would compare this one to Far Cry Primal, in that it does things a little different and feels like a side game rather than a full Far Cry, but it's enjoyable. And it looks and plays nice on my system.
So I picked up GOG 2.0 and downloaded Beautiful Desolation. Holy crap was it ever slow. I ended up stopping and going back to the website to download the game. I was only getting 2-3MB/s through 2.0 but on the website a direct download I was able to get around 60MB/s.



As for GOG 2.0 interface so far I like having everything in one spot once I got signed into everything (surprisingly I remembered all my passwords for once!). Though I do wish there was an option that whichever library you are looking it it would lighten/gray non-installed games.

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Halo: Combat Evolved. Having a blast revisiting this despite being sick. It plays as if I never stopped in the early 2000s, except this time I'm using the Elite Series 2 controller instead of the Duke; keyboard and mouse just isn't right for this game. Once right stick sensitivities were set to "8," I was demolishing those bastards with enough precision to take on Legendary mode without too much of a fuss.

The only Halo game I'll ever need, but I'll try the others as they arrive.
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Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem I bought it eons ago as a backer. I like it but I swear I suck at using a keyboard and I need to move some attributes around for my character but it's fun

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Xeno Crisis. Excellent throwback to Smash TV type of gameplay. I still suck at it, while my younger self would have been able to master it in little time.
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Finished Far Cry: New Dawn and Gears 5. Picked up Far Cry 5 on sale to re-play on PC while waiting on Doom Eternal this Friday.


Also still working through Darksiders Genesis and the new Destiny 2 material. Oh, and re-loaded Batman Arkham Origins and finished the DLC "Cold Cold Heart", then restarted the main story.
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Played the Resident Evil 3 remake demo. Everything done with this game so far makes this longtime RE fanboy very happy.
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Played the Resident Evil 3 remake demo. Everything done with this game so far makes this longtime RE fanboy very happy.

I think I missed RE3 first time around...? I'll have to give that demo a shot.


I loaded Doom Eternal last night, and it made this longtime Doom fanboy very happy.
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I loaded Doom Eternal last night, and it made this longtime Doom fanboy very happy.
Played some of that, too. Incredibly well thought-out level design and upgrade system, and those animations are among the best there is.

Nightdive did an excellent job with the Doom 64 port.
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Nightdive did an excellent job with the Doom 64 port.

Yeah, I also played Doom 64 a bit while waiting on Eternal to unlock. Never played it before, and it's really good and actually has a different feel than the other old-school Dooms. That second level has some nice puzzle design -- I hope the rest of the game holds up. The main thing that's hard about playing those OG Dooms with a controller is the feeling of walking/running on roller skates.
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The main thing that's hard about playing those OG Dooms with a controller is the feeling of walking/running on roller skates.
Just imagine playing with an N64 controller.

I remember the first two Turok games producing a bit of a challenge on the N64 because of the controller. I tore right through those games when I played Nightdive's remasters with a keyboard and mouse.
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The Tomb Raider 2013 reboot and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are free on Steam for a limited time.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/203160/Tomb_Raider/

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Playing Doom Eternal (damn good and surprisingly tougher than I thought compared to the precious one)... Half Life Alyx. Easily the best VR game played to date. The level of detail in this game is incredible. Graphics the best I have ever scene. I got stuck in one spot so far from a bad blink, but a quick reboot from my previous checkpoint fixed it. The Atmosphere and sound effects I have missed from the Half Life games are back with a vengeance with it being in VR. Just totally creepy at times
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About to boot up Alyx.

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I've only played a couple VR titles so far, nothing as involved as this game. It is super disorienting, in my tiny play space. I need to make a dedicated zone, somehow. I played about an hour. I went downstairs to raid the kitchen for something. I was completely stuck in that mode of trying to grab things, just a little bit further away from my hand, then not expecting to feel it in my hand. It was very weird. I still feel it a little as I type, and grab for mouse and what have you.

I wear glasses and haven't updated my prescription for contacs in 5 years, due to job not allowing me to wear them. Last time I used the headset, the glasses posed a problem, so I put on some old contacs I still had. Made for a different experience. I still can't find a good position for my headset.
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Playing COD Black Ops 2 (old game) with 21:9 support from Flawless Widescreen
But it doesn't work without FW open
Do I have to open Flawless Widescreen every time before starting the game?
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For those with RTX cards, check out Bright Memory. It's on sale for $4 something and is a great RTX game/demo that shows RTX pretty well. It is a one man development team.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/9...Bright_Memory/
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For those with RTX cards, check out Bright Memory. It's on sale for $4 something and is a great RTX game/demo that shows RTX pretty well. It is a one man development team.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/9...Bright_Memory/
Impressive work considering the circumstances. Somewhat oddly, though, it made me just want to do another play-through of the modern Shadow Warrior games.
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World War Z is free on the Epic Games store for a limited time.

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Played the PS1 original back in the day. When I'm done with this, straight into the RE3 remake which was just recently released.

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Just killed Vaas in Far Cry 3
That guy had it coming
The game looks good ultrawide (21:9)
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This showed up on the official Crysis twitter account over the weekend, which hasn't posted anything since December 2016.

Would be great if it's in reference to a new game.

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This was just posted on the same account. Maybe a hint to a re-master of the original game.

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I would totally be in for a remaster of the Crysis trilogy. The tech in those games overshadowed the fact that there's a solid game underneath the sheen.
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