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Old 05-29-14, 04:16 PM
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That sucks, one of the big benefits to water cooling should be that the system is very quiet. It may be worth revisiting your setup if the noise bothers you (and bad cooling isn't fixed).
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Fable Anniversary is coming to PC.

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XBox One controller drivers are now available for Windows.

http://majornelson.com/2014/06/05/pc...linkId=8424381
Old 06-05-14, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
XBox One controller drivers are now available for Windows.

http://majornelson.com/2014/06/05/pc...linkId=8424381
Is there much of a reason to get the XBOX One controller instead of the 360 controller for use with a PC? The 360 controller is compatible with almost everything these days, does that mean the Xbox One controller will be just as compatible?
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Originally Posted by msdmoney
Is there much of a reason to get the XBOX One controller instead of the 360 controller for use with a PC? The 360 controller is compatible with almost everything these days, does that mean the Xbox One controller will be just as compatible?
No problems with the 360 controller.

But if you have an X1 you would prefer the X1 controller.

And although I expect major support, I think the safest choice , at least for a year, will be the 360 controller.
Old 06-05-14, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by msdmoney
Is there much of a reason to get the XBOX One controller instead of the 360 controller for use with a PC? The 360 controller is compatible with almost everything these days, does that mean the Xbox One controller will be just as compatible?
It probably depends on the game, but theoretically there shouldn't be any issues with anything recent as they should all be using a specific API called XInput for compatibility.
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Caved and bought Arkham Origin for $6.37 on Green Man Gaming after IFDSUM-MERSAL-E15OFF code that gives an additional 15% off. They've had sales all week for anyone looking for cheap games.
Old 06-11-14, 12:56 PM
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Caved and bought Arkham Origin for $6.37 on Green Man Gaming after IFDSUM-MERSAL-E15OFF code that gives an additional 15% off. They've had sales all week for anyone looking for cheap games.
Love GMG, their site is like a perpetual sale. GameFly is getting up there too.
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Love GMG, their site is like a perpetual sale. GameFly is getting up there too.
Almost wish I didn't read this. Between all the various bundle sites, steam sales, and GOG sales my hard drive is already full of games I'll never get to.
Old 06-11-14, 03:21 PM
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My wife wants The Sims 4.

My wife wants The Sims 4... which means I might need to upgrade my PC so she can play it...

My wife said I have until September to "make a computer" that will work well with The Sims 4 [and any other damn game I please].
Old 06-11-14, 03:25 PM
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"You need a $1000 graphics card to play The Sims 4?"

"Yes."

Simple as that.

Also Fifa 15 will use the next-gen engine.

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Old 06-11-14, 11:40 PM
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New CPU cooler and new PSU installed.

It was a bit touch-and-go thanks to some amateur mistakes when I closed everything up only to realize that I forgot to install my RAM cards and then again when I realized I never plugged the CPU to the PSU.

So much for working out tonight. I'm all grumpy and beat.
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Well, after building my last gaming centered PC over 8 years ago and not playing on it for almost 7years, I dragged myself back in.

Strangely it was a trip to Half Price books that spurred my return. I wasn't even there for myself, so I was taking a look at their games section and saw some titles on PC that I had wanted to play my my PS3 for 1/3 the price they were going for on consoles and just went hmm....

A little over $700 and two days later I had all the parts to build a decent mid-level gaming machine (6 core AMD, GTX 750ti, SSD, 8gb ram).

Forgot how nice it was to play things at max settings. Glad this thread got bumped. I'm browsing green man gaming now!
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With Steam Streaming (Desktop -> Laptop -> HDMI-out on TV) and/or a Wireless HDMI solution, your PC turns into one hell of a console, maxed out, and 95% backwards compatible. It's nice.

Highly Recommend:



....the Steam Big Picture interface is also really nice: http://youtu.be/xwHrcMtB4go?t=4m25s

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huge summer sale starting at www.gog.com with lots of classics

They are flash hourly deals unfortunately, so lots of checking if you don't want to miss anything. They do show the upcoming next couple hours at least.

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Old 06-13-14, 10:40 AM
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Posted this sale over in the Gaming Deals Thread, figured I'd dupe it here:

Spoiler:

GreenmanGaming has kicked off their summer sale extravaganza

PC Games Only. 15% Off Coupon Code: ENCORE-IFDSAL-E15OFF

Worth mentioning:

2K Essentials Collection, includes Borderlands 2, XCOM Enemy Unknown, Civ V, BioShock Infinite, Spec Ops: The Line for $16.82
Final Fantasy VII and VIII Remastered Pack - $10.20
Thief (2014) Master Edition - $15.31
Sleeping Dogs + DLC - $11.04
Tomb Raider: GOTY Edition - $6.37
Borderlands GOTY + Borderlands 2 Bundle - $8.49
Legacy of Kain Pack (Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2, Defiance) - $3.56
BioShock Triple Pack (1,2, Infinite) - $12.49
Fallout 3: GOTY - $10.20
X-Com Collection (Enemy Unknown (+Sligngshot & Elite Soldier packs), Enemy Within, X-Com Classic Collection, Xcom Declassified)) - $16.99

Micky Mouse Castle of Illusion (HD Remake) + Jet Set Radio - $3.18
The Cave + Jet Set Radio - $3.18
Viking + Jet Set Radio - $3.18
Virtua Tennis 4 + JSR - $3.18
Alpha Protocol + JSR - $3.18
Condemned + JSR - $3.18
Binary Domain Collection + JSR - $3.39

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed + JSR - $4.24 (This is a surprisingly solid Kart racer)

Sega Retro Bundle (legal emulation ftw?) (includes: Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Crack Down, Ecco the Dolphin, Gain Ground, Golden Axe, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, Space Harrier II, Vectorman, Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi, Ecco Jr, Alex Kidd Enchanted Castle, Bonanza Bros, Super Thunder Blade, Kid Chameleon, Ristar, GAlaxy Force II, Columns, Eternal Champions, Fatal Labyrinth, Biohazard Battle, Columns 3, Sword of Vermilion, Virtua Fighter 2, Ecco: Tides of Time, Alien Storm, Decap Attack, Flicky, ESWAT City Under Siege, Golden Axe 2, Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole, Shining Force, Wonder Boy 3, Streets of Rage, Alien Soldier, Light Crusader, Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage 2, Shining Force II, Shining in the Darkness, Beyond Oasis, Dynamite Headdy, Golden Axe 3, Phantasy Star II, Phantasy Start 3, Phantasy Star 4, Streets of Rage 3, Revenge of Shinobi, Vectorman 2, Wonder Boy in Monster World, Jet Set Radio, Nights Into Dreams, Sega Bass Fishing, Space Channel 5 Part 2 and Crazy Taxi) - $17.92

Tell Tale Games
Back to the Future (Complete) - $5.31
Bone - $2.12
Poker Night 2 - $1.06
Tales of Monkey Island - $7.43
Sam and Max Season 1 - $6.37
Sam and Max Season 2 - $6.37
Sam and Max Season 3 - $7.42
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - $6.37
Jurassic Park - $7.49


They also have Dead Space 3 for $4.24, Crysis Trilogy for $21.24, Fifa 14 for $16.99, Battlefield 4 for $21.24, Command and Conquer Collection for $4.24, Need for Speed Rivals for $16.99, Mirror's Edge for $4.24, Syndicate (newer one) for $4.24, Mass Effect Trilogy for $9.34, and SimCity for $12.74 (2013 version)
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Re: PC Gaming Thread

When do the Steam Summer Sales start? God help me, I have an enormous backlog and I need to avoid this sale.
Old 06-13-14, 11:29 AM
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Last year's started on July 11th, so probably around that time.
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Guess it's been leaked that the Steam Summer Sale is going to start on June 19th, so much earlier than last year, if true.
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Gah, part of me wants to rebuy the Mass Effect trilogy on PC as well (also owned on 360) but I guess I can wait since it's on sale fairly regularly.
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ME trology for $9.34? Oh....
Old 06-13-14, 10:27 PM
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A word of warning; Some of the ME games do not support the 360 controller. Not sure if they updated it or not with the support?
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Originally Posted by mhg83
A word of warning; Some of the ME games do not support the 360 controller. Not sure if they updated it or not with the support?
Correction: NONE of the Mass Effect games support the 360 controller (outside of mods). For whatever reason, Bioware insists on not offering optional 360 support for the PC versions of Mass Effect and Dragon Age.

I believe some fans discovered part of the console control scheme code in the first Mass Effect which is what made modding it for the 360 controller possible.
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They said outright they would not support the 360 controller on ME for some reason or another,

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