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Old 02-19-14, 08:26 AM   #126
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Probably won't be popular enough here to warrant its own thread, but Banished was released yesterday. It's a city building/town management/resource collection game developed by one guy (he did everything, even the engine), and it is very impressive. I played it all night last night and couldn't stop.

It's very similar to the Anno series of games, but much smaller scale. You just start out with a barn and some families, with a stockpile of resources, and you have the build all the housing/civic/production structures to keep the town alive. Seasons change, disasters strike. People are born and they die.

Very old school, but well done interface as well, with lots of info panes you can move around the screen.

Check it out, definitely worth the $20, even if it isn't as feature rich as the Anno games.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/242920/
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Old 02-19-14, 08:51 AM   #127
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the (apparently) underrated Alpha Protocol and Binary Domain are $3.75 this week on Steam.
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Old 02-19-14, 12:14 PM   #128
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Probably won't be popular enough here to warrant its own thread, but Banished was released yesterday. It's a city building/town management/resource collection game developed by one guy (he did everything, even the engine), and it is very impressive. I played it all night last night and couldn't stop.

It's very similar to the Anno series of games, but much smaller scale. You just start out with a barn and some families, with a stockpile of resources, and you have the build all the housing/civic/production structures to keep the town alive. Seasons change, disasters strike. People are born and they die.

Very old school, but well done interface as well, with lots of info panes you can move around the screen.

Check it out, definitely worth the $20, even if it isn't as feature rich as the Anno games.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/242920/
Didn't get to bed until 1 last night because of that game!
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Old 02-19-14, 01:43 PM   #129
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Ikaruga is now available on Steam ($9.99). Some of the lowest system requirements (obviously enough) I've seen on a game in some time:

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OS: Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo (Athron64 X2)
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9.0c support (256 MB VRAM)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c support
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Old 02-19-14, 10:34 PM   #130
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My Samsung Electronics MZ-7PD128BW 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive arrived to day. Next I gotta get the Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE1T0BW. And then debate between this HDD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER) and this HDD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER). I think I might go for the cheaper one since I assume the faster RPM's will matter little if all I'll be using the HDD is to store my music and the ocassional video.
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Old 02-19-14, 10:40 PM   #131
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the (apparently) underrated Alpha Protocol and Binary Domain are $3.75 this week on Steam.
Despite the bugs, Alpha Protocol is a whole lot of fun. I know Sega owns the rights and refuses to make a sequel but I hope that a spiritual successor (sans bugs) is made some day.
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Old 02-20-14, 09:07 AM   #132
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Maybe it'll pull a Shenmue and just become an available trademark in a decade
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Old 02-20-14, 09:31 AM   #133
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My Samsung Electronics MZ-7PD128BW 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive arrived to day. Next I gotta get the Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE1T0BW. And then debate between this HDD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER) and this HDD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER). I think I might go for the cheaper one since I assume the faster RPM's will matter little if all I'll be using the HDD is to store my music and the ocassional video.
Couldn't you just use your current HD until a deal pops up?
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Old 02-20-14, 09:51 AM   #134
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1TB SSD just seems like a waste of money to me now. Don't get me wrong, you'll get load time increases on your games, but man it's just so much money.

Of course, I'm making due with a 128gb ssd (Windows, Adobe Master Collection and main apps) and installing games on my secondary hdd (which runs extremely well.)
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Old 02-20-14, 03:41 PM   #135
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Anyone try Drunken Robot Pornography? Reminds me of Jumping Flash.

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Old 02-20-14, 05:07 PM   #136
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1TB SSD just seems like a waste of money to me now. Don't get me wrong, you'll get load time increases on your games, but man it's just so much money.

Of course, I'm making due with a 128gb ssd (Windows, Adobe Master Collection and main apps) and installing games on my secondary hdd (which runs extremely well.)
If I had to do it over I think the 256gb SSDs are the sweet spot. I downloaded SteamMover and it works great for moving Steam games to my other larger HDs when I'm not playing those games.
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Old 02-20-14, 07:19 PM   #137
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Couldn't you just use your current HD until a deal pops up?
Is this in regards to the 1TB SSD or the 4TB HDD? I could definitely wait for a deal on either. I'm just thinking in terms of what I want the finished build to have. Which is why I'm willing to take my sweet ass time to make this just right.
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Old 02-22-14, 04:02 PM   #138
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Nothing wrong with a 1TB SSD. I like the idea of never having to uninstall anything. Got used to that with large platter drives. I'm also one of those people who likes to dabble in a lot of games at the same time; I don't often get a game and plow through it without playing anything else.

I was looking at newegg's prices a couple days ago and the 750GB was slightly less expensive ($0.53/GB compared to $0.55/GB for the 1TB.) The prices change all the time though, so it's probably the other way around now.
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Old 02-22-14, 09:08 PM   #139
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Didn't get to bed until 1 last night because of that game!
...and it lost all it's steam once your city is well established. Nothing really happens unless a tornado comes through. Oh well, fun while it lasted.
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Old 02-25-14, 04:11 PM   #140
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Titanfall being 48GB on PC is good reason to get a larger SSD if you want to use it for games
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Old 02-25-14, 06:10 PM   #141
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Titanfall being 48GB on PC is good reason to get a larger SSD if you want to use it for games
That's more space than your typical Windows OS would require. Why such a huge space requirement?
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Old 02-25-14, 08:06 PM   #142
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That's more space than your typical Windows OS would require. Why such a huge space requirement?
Not sure, some sort of game assets I suppose. That's probably the biggest PC game i've seen, Call of Duty Ghosts was about 41 GB.
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Old 02-26-14, 09:57 AM   #143
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my internet connection is going to be a problem this generation with the size of the downloads. my DSL is only 4 mbps DL. That is the best I can get out here in rural NC. So we are talking a couple of days to download a game in the future. I think the largest game I have downloaded so far is World of Warcraft which was right at 25 gigs I believe.
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Old 03-04-14, 08:12 AM   #144
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Steam Family Sharing is now available to all apparently:

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Old 03-11-14, 12:50 PM   #145
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The Witcher 3 delayed until Feb 2015

http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/03/11/th...february-2015/

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Old 03-11-14, 08:06 PM   #146
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I trust CD Projekt Red enough to assume they have good reason for any delay.
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Old 03-12-14, 03:13 PM   #147
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Minimum specs for Watch_Dogs PC.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Hz processor, or an AMDPhenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
6GB of RAM
1024 VRAM Direct X11-capable graphics card
a Direct X9 sound card,
25GB of disk space

And a 64-bit OS, as per the RAM requirement.
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Old 03-18-14, 02:39 PM   #148
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Unity (engine) 5 was revealed today at GDC.

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Old 03-18-14, 02:40 PM   #149
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Unity (engine) 5 was revealed today at GDC. It's a mostly indie and mobile platform.



Also, SimCity Offline Mode apparently arrives today, after months of BS work.
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Old 03-21-14, 04:04 PM   #150
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It's funny, I currently work with a developer that gave me some insight about the Sim City issues; despite what some people have said about offline, it's not really total BS to rework the game to work without an internet connection.

Meanwhile, Microsoft says they have a renewed focus on Windows and PC Gaming.

http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/21/553...g-phil-spencer

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"A renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming inside Microsoft is definitely happening," he continued. "You will see more focus from us — not to go compete with what Valve has done, but because we also understand as the platform holder it's important for us to invest in the platform in a real way. We're fundamentally committed to that."

Spencer said we'll hear more about the company's Windows PC gaming plans this summer, as "more talks and different technology" are shown.
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"You will get a clear answer from us very soon," Spencer said about the future of Games for Windows Live. "We have a longer term plan for multiplayer gaming and marketplace on Windows. We understand what we have today in market ... isn't great. We do understand there's some continuity of getting from where we are to where we want to be [and] that shutting the lights off [on Games for Windows Live] isn't exactly the right thing to do.

"We've got to make sure we've got a thoughtful plan that supports the people that currently have games on Games for Windows Live. It's a conversation we're having."

Spencer warned there "might be some transition bumps, getting from here to there," as Microsoft redefines its PC gaming efforts.

"But we're going to invest significantly more in that space, not less," he said. "It's just whether what we have today is the core of what we have [in the future] and it's probably not.

"We've got to have this message out in a thoughtful way [within the next few] months and not anything more than that. It's in the real near term. This is something that we're working on now... because we want to be clear on it."
With the DX12 announcement, sounds good to me.
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