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So the Forza 5 update came out yesterday bringing with it Raytracing and DLSS. Fired it up after the update and it looked pretty good. DLSS is decent, good frame rate increase without much visual fidelity loss, and the Raytracing looks really good.

But I think they should have pushed the DLAA in the marketing more. With DLAA and Raytracing on, the game looks absolutely amazing. I play from in the car view, and the rear and side mirrors are now REALLY crisp, with helps with the immersion. With my 3080ti, I pull about 80-100 frames in 3440×1440 with the settings absolutely maxed out, Gsync on, and the experience is very immersive.

If you've got a beefy RTX card, it might be time to go revisit Forza 5. I think I'm going to jump back into this one for a while.
 

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So slightly related, those Steam cards are a bum to sell. I've got one that I maybe can get like €1 for and Steam is holding on to it for 15 days before it actually can be sold, because of its value. Yeah. (the reason I'm seeling them is because it annoys me that I have them because I hate them, but I've made like €1 so far, and that is before the hyper valuable sell too valuable to just put out on the market like that)
 
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So slightly related, those Steam cards are a bum to sell. I've got one that I maybe can get like €1 for and Steam is holding on to it for 15 days before it actually can be sold, because of its value. Yeah. (the reason I'm seeling them is because it annoys me that I have them because I hate them, but I've made like €1 so far, and that is before the hyper valuable sell too valuable to just put out on the market like that)

Tbh I could never be bothered with those cards, I simply gifted all of them to a close friend of mine and let her do whatever with them. :laugh: 'personally I hate dealing with such stuff, don't care about most of the extra systems added to Steam either'
 
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So slightly related, those Steam cards are a bum to sell. I've got one that I maybe can get like €1 for and Steam is holding on to it for 15 days before it actually can be sold, because of its value. Yeah. (the reason I'm seeling them is because it annoys me that I have them because I hate them, but I've made like €1 so far, and that is before the hyper valuable sell too valuable to just put out on the market like that)
I've managed to buy several games from selling my trading cards, mainly because Argentina is (was) a very cheap market for Steam games.
 
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I've managed to buy several games from selling my trading cards, mainly because Argentina is (was) a very cheap market for Steam games.
Same, but only because I have quite a few games.

I've been ill so only just finished Uncharted 4 on Crushing difficulty with all the treasures/journals/conversations, some parts just as punishing as I remember on the PS4:mad::D
Now onto Lost Legacy, hooray. Was going to play APT-Requiem after Lost Legacy but it'll probably be Miles Morales first which comes out next Friday (18th)
 
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Hooked up my ancient Logitech Driving Force Pro wheel (~2005) to play BeamNG.drive, and trying to avoid the AI.


Edit: Forza Horizon 5 is much better with a controller than a wheel..kinda disappointing, tbh.
 
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And Project Cars (with wheel) and a bit less horsepower in M&B II Bannerlord (not with wheel ;)

 

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and a bit less horsepower in M&B II Bannerlord (not with wheel ;)

Oh, come on man, drive that horse with a wheel........ Funnier that way. :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
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Having missed out on the Trails game series from Falcom(what was I thinking, right?), so I've decided to take the plunge..
Just bought it and will be starting it soon!
 
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Did you get fun playing F zero on SNES? Did you try to enjoy Wipeout on the PS or PS2 (I don't remember). Anyway the first release of this Game (Redout) was similar to Wipeout with controls. This is the 2nd Game (Redout 2) in the series and seriously is a combination of F zero and Wipeout. 4K Ultra gives me around 100 FPS with my 6800XT. Funnily enough this Game supports Intel XeSS but not FSR of DLSS, Regardless of that fact this is one of the best Arcade racers I have played in some time. It is actually inexpensive and has a ton of content that you have to earn to get to. Give it 15 minutes and you will be boosting, jumping and going through loops that will blow your mind. Think of a rudimentary run of the first Dr Strange movie when the Sorcerer Supreme sends him on that spirit journey (especially in street level view). If you have a Game like Hot Wheels Unleashed this is head and shoulders above that Game in terms of immersion and speed. $31 CAD if you have Humble Choice.

And Project Cars (with wheel) and a bit less horsepower in M&B II Bannerlord (not with wheel ;)
Project Cars and Project Cars 2 are some serious Sims. What out for puddles on Wet tracks. If you have VR this Game is insane.

Sorry people I have had 3 DABs so my diction and spell check may be compromised.

Hooked up my ancient Logitech Driving Force Pro wheel (~2005) to play BeamNG.drive, and trying to avoid the AI.


Edit: Forza Horizon 5 is much better with a controller than a wheel..kinda disappointing, tbh.
Forza is pure Arcade and that wheel does not have enough rotation.
 

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Went to play Fallout 3, and for some reason it won't run. Started on State of Survival - surprisingly good for what it is. I don't usually get into Multiplayer basebuilding/castle style games.
 
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Just finished a long session of Redout 2 and was browsing GOG when I found this. It is old but not that old. Just waiting for it to download. The reviews have me excited.

 
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I bought Zero Dawn on discount and I'm loving it!
Already finished everything in the base game, now playing Frozen Wilds.
The game had some stutter, but it seems shader cache was causing it because once I disabled it
the stutters were gone... Just a tad longer loading, but no matter.
The game still has some bugs in the newest version,
but nothing game breaking.
Never crashed once!
A welcome sight after playing Valhalla. haha
 
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Subnautica. It grabbed me good, yet I still have the feeling I won't be able to stick it out to endgame.
 
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I bought Zero Dawn on discount and I'm loving it!
Already finished everything in the base game, now playing Frozen Wilds.
The game had some stutter, but it seems shader cache was causing it because once I disabled it
the stutters were gone... Just a tad longer loading, but no matter.
The game still has some bugs in the newest version,
but nothing game breaking.
Never crashed once!
A welcome sight after playing Valhalla. haha
I really don't get when people say that Gaming is dying. If you liked Zero Dawn try Outriders (not as long) for a trip. That Game makes you get better to progress but the story is sweet. I got the DLC. Unfortunately I have to wait for Frozen Wilds to come to PC.
 
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Just finished a long session of Redout 2 and was browsing GOG when I found this. It is old but not that old. Just waiting for it to download. The reviews have me excited.

2018? That's only 4 years. Not old. Not current, but recent. Wolfenstein2009 is old. I'd never seen Overload before. Looks interesting. From the same folks that did the excellent Decent series! Wishlisted!
 
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2018? That's only 4 years. Not old. Not current, but recent. Wolfenstein2009 is old. I'd never seen it before. Looks interesting. From the same folks that did the excellent Decent series! Wishlisted!

Wolfenstein 2009 is the second best of the Wolfenstein series. RTCW was the best. It's a shame that Bethesda won't put the game for sale anywhere.

I guess I'm getting old but I like the older games better than the newer games.
 
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Wolfenstein 2009 is the second best of the Wolfenstein series. RTCW was the best. It's a shame that Bethesda won't put the game for sale anywhere.

I guess I'm getting old but I like the older games better than the newer games.
With the amount of money GOG makes for the developers of these Games that would be impossible to get without them are more of a reality than any of us appreciate....potentially. What I would love to see is Zeliard and some of the other Sierra Japanese clones from the early 80s. For some reason I have been thinking lately of how I was able to complete Silpheed using a mouse and keyboard. Some Space Racer would be nice too.
 

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With the amount of money GOG makes for the developers of these Games that would be impossible to get without them are more of a reality than any of us appreciate....potentially. What I would love to see is Zeliard and some of the other Sierra Japanese clones from the early 80s. For some reason I have been thinking lately of how I was able to complete Silpheed using a mouse and keyboard. Some Space Racer would be nice too.

Even though GOG takes a 30% cut they are barely getting by after overhead. I think most of their money came from The Witcher series and from Cyberpunk 2077. Even though Cyberpunk 2077 gets a lot of criticism, it did sell somewhere around 13 million copies. There's plans to make 3 more Witcher games and one of them is under development right now.
 
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My character is level 62 in Elden Ring now. I know they nerfed the Moonveil, but it's still so handy. I'm investing more in mind, get at least 120FP, to use the art of war more. It's just too useful. With a soreseal-boosted 27 DEX and imp-head boosted 25 INT, my +4 Moonveil packs just shy of 340 total damage. I use a magic AoW on the left-hand +11 Uchigatana, which does more damage than the 'native' keen boost would give, because I have good investments in the two main damage stats for a magic katana, DEX and INT.

Building to pick up the moonveil by the time I only had Stormveil Castle and Caelid left unfinished south of it was a great plan. It seems like a DEX/INT balance is a bit like a flipside to the classic "Quality" build. I've enjoyed DEX/STR in a couple of other 'souls titles. But in ER, you lose out there. They like to having a 'special' type if you do mixed damage. There are weapons for every mixed melee/special stat combo. Whereas mixing the two melee damage stats actually leaves most suitable weapons weaker than maxing either alone and putting the rest in tank-factor and such. DEX and INT go hand in hand. DEX boosts casting speed, and there are lots of INT melee options that have DEX scaling almost as good as the INT, if not just as good. Having access to magic damage is really great while playing melee. You kind of get the best of both worlds. I have enough power running through Liurnia that I've just been investing in Mind and Endurance. And then I'll push for 30 vigor before I begin touching damage stats again.

I *ALMOST* did that first little path entering the the northwest side of Caelid, but after trying the Ertdtree guardian there, I got cold feet. See... he jumps and spreads Scarlet Rot, which I remembered I can't even make healing items yet, and could have better immunity-boosting options for weathering. And then I realized Liurnia will open my character up to some great ranged sourcery that might let me stay well away from the rot clouds... sooo I'll be sticking to doing entire sections in order lol
 
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Subnautica. It grabbed me good, yet I still have the feeling I won't be able to stick it out to endgame.

The original Subnautica is a lovely game. It's not very long, most of the length of the first play through is figuring out how to progress, but once you begin exploring the deep sea biomes, it will begin to feel magical in a way. I really enjoyed it.

I do not recommend its sequel, Below Zero, however. It is significantly shorter and has some interesting mechanics, but a significant regression in the original's excellent acoustic ambiance and in an attempt to stuff lore into the game, an insufferable story script that dials woke up to 11. It's not even that it goes all-in on ideology, I do not mind representation in lore, but it's literally worse than fan fiction written by teenagers.

It really mars the experience, because it replaces the feeling of wonder and unknown you felt as you explored that permeated the original Subnautica by constant and endless rhetoric, one liners and exposition about characters' traits as if it mattered in the slightest in an alien themed sea diving game where you don't see a single human, and barely even your own arms. It just felt wrong, IMHO.

It is of course still enjoyable if you play creative mode where the story elements are turned off. I reluctantly gave it a thumbs up on my Steam review for it on this merit alone.
 
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I really don't get when people say that Gaming is dying. If you liked Zero Dawn try Outriders (not as long) for a trip. That Game makes you get better to progress but the story is sweet. I got the DLC. Unfortunately I have to wait for Frozen Wilds to come to PC.
I bought complete edition on Steam. The game has some little problems because it's an engine designed for Play Station taken over to DX12 API,
but you can do some things to alleviate.
When I found out that the game was crashing and stuttering a lot at launch, I'm happy to have bought it after all those patches.
I'll sure check out Outriders!
Wolfenstein 2009 is the second best of the Wolfenstein series. RTCW was the best. It's a shame that Bethesda won't put the game for sale anywhere.

I guess I'm getting old but I like the older games better than the newer games.
I love Wolfenstein! I played the old ones on CDs back in the day. RtCW mainly. Now I have the new ones. Wolfenstein 2 on Steam and New World Order on Epic.
I love both of them. Such good gunplay!
The original Subnautica is a lovely game. It's not very long, most of the length of the first play through is figuring out how to progress, but once you begin exploring the deep sea biomes, it will begin to feel magical in a way. I really enjoyed it.

I do not recommend its sequel, Below Zero, however. It is significantly shorter and has some interesting mechanics, but a significant regression in the original's excellent acoustic ambiance and in an attempt to stuff lore into the game, an insufferable story script that dials woke up to 11. It's not even that it goes all-in on ideology, I do not mind representation in lore, but it's literally worse than fan fiction written by teenagers.

It really mars the experience, because it replaces the feeling of wonder and unknown you felt as you explored that permeated the original Subnautica by constant and endless rhetoric, one liners and exposition about characters' traits as if it mattered in the slightest in an alien themed sea diving game where you don't see a single human, and barely even your own arms. It just felt wrong, IMHO.

It is of course still enjoyable if you play creative mode where the story elements are turned off. I reluctantly gave it a thumbs up on my Steam review for it on this merit alone.
Subnautica, both of them are on my wishlist. Looks like a gem!
 
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