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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #405 on: January 24, 2019, 08:06:45 AM »
Completed the main storyline of Gundam Breaker 3 (I've honestly no idea what the ending was about) and unlocked extreme mode for the DLC and a second playthrough. Having messed with this a bit, I'm discovering that this is where the real game is and where action and build optimisation starts to come into play. I need to start looking seriously at the bonuses on my Gundam parts, replacing less useful ones with more useful ones and trying to decide exactly how I want my melee build Gundam 00 to work. I've also started unlocking MG parts, which is making me rebuild my existing HG builds just to make them shiny.

I do like that the game supports a wide variety of builds and the different ranged and melee builds I've tried have a different playstyle to them.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #406 on: February 04, 2019, 03:31:30 PM »
Chinese new year sale on Steam.  I see Black Ops 3 40% off, however they increased the list price first  to $150 NZD .. WTF

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #407 on: February 04, 2019, 04:48:27 PM »
Elder Scrolls Online.

Anyone have any recent experience? I know at launch it was a steaming pile of FO76-level shit. I'm wondering if it's any good now?
It's on sale on Steam for the base game, Morrowind and Summerset chapters for 30 bucks. It's the rare game that works on Mac so I'm curious.

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« Reply #408 on: February 04, 2019, 05:19:05 PM »
Pixie seems to really like it.  I have been tempted from time to time.

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« Reply #409 on: February 04, 2019, 09:18:05 PM »
It has come a long, long, long way since beta. It is now a very solid, meaty, fun MMO that has enough content to keep you going for an insane number of hours without ever repeating a quest... and the quests are rarely the usual "bring me 10 bear asses" MMO grindy quests.

Also, if you liked Morrowind at all (the 2002 Morrowind), you will adore how faithfully they rebuilt it - almost building for building - in ESO.


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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #410 on: February 06, 2019, 12:49:26 PM »
If you own a PS4 and haven't yet played God of War you need to rectify this immediately.  I now understand why it won so many GotYs.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #411 on: February 06, 2019, 01:54:01 PM »
I recently bought GoW 3.  I need to finish that first then I will think about the newer one.  But I am looking forward to it.

Games on PS4 I am really looking forward to on PS4:
  • Horizon Zero Dawn <-- In Progress
  • Uncharted 4
  • Spiderman
  • Red Redemption 2
  • Detroit
  • Uncharted: Lost Legacy
  • Hitman
  • God of War 3
  • God of War/li]
No shortage of great games ahead of me.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #412 on: February 24, 2019, 12:59:23 PM »
So the new laptop came yesterday. I'm pretty stunned how much more detail and better graphics are in games compared to their PS3/Switch counterparts. Comparing Fallout 3 at 1080p/ultra is insane. Guild Wars 2 at 1080p/Ultra is just beautiful. I really had no idea how good looking PC games were compared to consoles. Even Skyrim is a huge jump up, and I've not even tried it at 1080p yet. Stunning.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #413 on: February 24, 2019, 02:56:50 PM »
I really had no idea how good looking PC games were compared to consoles.

*cough*I've been trying to tell you this for years*cough*

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #414 on: February 24, 2019, 03:12:08 PM »
I know. I suck lol

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #415 on: February 24, 2019, 03:15:46 PM »
I mean

I have a PS3 and a PS4. I play them for exclusives. But if a game is available on both? I'll only ever play it on PC. It just looks so much better.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #416 on: February 26, 2019, 10:54:59 PM »
So the successor to the graphics card my laptop has was literally announced the day my laptop was delivered. Is this what it feels like to be a PC gamer? lol

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #417 on: February 27, 2019, 07:06:22 AM »
So the successor to the graphics card my laptop has was literally announced the day my laptop was delivered. Is this what it feels like to be a PC gamer? lol
It's like buying a new car.  :P

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #418 on: February 27, 2019, 09:48:05 AM »
After I buy/build a computer I ignore all news about parts for about six months.  It is always frustrating to keep up with it after purchase.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #419 on: February 28, 2019, 03:26:37 PM »
So about my laptop graphics card. I was wondering why I can pull 30+ FPS in ultra at 1080 in all the games I've tried, and why youtube videos show it at medium settings at most. It turns out there's 2 variants, a 10 watt and a 25 watt version, with the 25 watt version 33% more powerful. Most of the youtube videos are on the 10 watt version. So pretty happy about that. Next stop, getting 2 8GB sticks, because the laptop came with one 8 GB stick so I'm running in single-channel.


Second thing that made me happy, the MX250 card that replaces the MX150 is actually slower, so now I don't feel bad about an "upgrade" being released.