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  1. madFive

    What is your "coping" strategy for the time until you can get a latest-model Nvidia/AMD GPU?

    My beloved 2070-Super has started making weird clicking noises whenever the fans turn on... really hoping this doesn't mean I gotta do something stupid-spendy in the near future... So yeah, I've been holding out for a 3080 TI, but I'm not ok with spending over about $800, fuck spending $1400+...
  2. madFive

    Cyberpunk 2077’s first major update coming in the next 10 days

    I'm still holding out to play until I can re-map all of my controls. Need to re-map the Use key from F to E, quick-whatever from Q to F, and need to put the Inventory, Quests, Character-Specs, Weapon-Reloading, and a bunch of other stuff on my mouse buttons, which are all set to the wrong...
  3. madFive

    Cyberpunk 2077 Player Discussion Thread

    I fired it up for a few minutes last night. It was running a lot smoother than I expected, but I didn't get outside the starting Corpo building yet. On i5-6600k, RTX2070S, 32GB, and only running at 1080, I was getting upper-50's fps most of the time. Settings were Ultra with Ray-Tracing and...
  4. madFive

    Gamers hate the Epic Game Store but spent $680 million there anyway.

    It feels pretty gratifying to have like 20+ games on their store without paying a single dime for any of them... But seriously, I'm never paying them a single dime ever. So just put everything on Steam so I can keep my library all in one place. I don't appreciate them fucking with my neat tidy...
  5. madFive

    Steam and Epic Christmas Sale 12/19/2019

    lol - you made me go check the page again to be sure. I got the sale price, but deff paid too much. I'm too impatient to play RDR2 and just happy to see it on Steam finally. Ended up paying $54.99 for the "Special Edition" after sale and another $5 off from the steam holiday tokens.
  6. madFive

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I bit the bullet and got it on Steam today. Guessing this will be the motivation I need to finally upgrade from my GPU.
  7. madFive

    Steam and Epic Christmas Sale 12/19/2019

    Well, I'm a sucker this year - just bought RDR2 and AC:Odyssey mid-level editions for a total of $97 so far. Think that's the most I've spent on any steam sale since the very beginning when we could get tons and tons of bundled games for that price...
  8. madFive

    Netflix Test Varying Play Speeds: Makes Filmmakers Mad

    Yeah, I've been using a browser plugin to adjust play speed for a few months now - don't think I can ever go back to normal 1x speed viewing again. A lot of shitty movies on NetFlix are a lot more endurable when you can power through them at 1.2-1.5x speed. Sometimes I'll completely loose...
  9. madFive

    Rage 2

    Question: are there any upgrade-able vehicles in the game besides the Phoenix? I held off on doing a lot of the convoy fights until I had the Pheonix all upgraded, and now that I can attack convoys I'm racking up tons of auto parts that I can't spend. Hoping I find at least one more vehicle I...
  10. madFive

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to PC November 5th

    Sweet! Been looking forward to this, but I'll still be waiting 'till it gets a steam discount. Hopefully it goes for <$40 sometime around xmas. ...I wonder if this will be the excuse I need to finally buy a new video card. I had decided my next GPU should be one that comes with a free copy of...
  11. madFive

    Rage 2

    WTF - lol, well thanks for the info at least. Yeah, no voices in the towns for me. I bought Rage2 through Steam - why would I need to login to Bathesda?? Took me a while to figure out my login... now I'm logged into and their launcher - no idea if that's going to make a difference...
  12. madFive

    Rage 2

    I just finished the main quest today - perfect timing! Ready to start the expansion now, but I can't figure out how to get to the new zone. Any ideas? I tried just driving across the valley to get to the new map area, but it wouldn't let me "leave the known world." :cautious:
  13. madFive

    Rage 2

    It's on sale for $20 this weekend. I don't have high hopes, but I'm ready for something new so trying it anyways...
  14. madFive

    For Honor & Alan Wake [EPIC Store] Free Till [DEAD]

    Nice move by Epic here! I like a lot of Ubi games, even though I prefer to keep them on Steam. For Honor was one I was waiting to pay about $5 for, but this move by Epic means I'm one step closer to accepting their platform for other games. (only another 92 steps to go...) Also interesting that...
  15. madFive

    Prime Day Deals

    I pulled the trigger on Sandisk 2TB SSD for $205 after tax. Not a spectacular deal, but I was looking to buy soon anyways. SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 2TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm - SDSSDH3-2T00-G25
  16. madFive

    Assassins Creed Unity May Help in Notre Dame Reconstruction

    AC Unity was a beautiful game. I tried playing it years ago but didn't get very far because of how they broke several of the stealth mechanics that are common in other AC games - it was nearly un-playable for multiple reasons. I've been thinking of looking for some mods to fix game mechanics so...
  17. madFive

    WinAmp is Coming Back From the Dead in 2019

    Wow, that brings back some memories. That news quote leaves a lot of mystery to what the new app is supposed to do. Is this going to be a radio app in competition with Spotify and Pandora etc, or will it let you take all those services and listen to all of them from one player? I'll be curious...
  18. madFive

    Unreal Envisioned Through Unreal 4 Eyes

    Huh, that video really didn't look as good as I expected. At times it was hard to tell what was from 98 and what was in the new engine. Weird. But seriously, screw Fortnight and even Tournament. I would LOVE to play a fully modernized visual overhaul of the single-player Unreal 1. It already...
  19. madFive

    Skull & Bones

    I loved Black Flag - can't wait to play this! Hopefully the extra dev time ensures they can give it some personality of its own, and it doesn't end up just being a ship sim.
  20. madFive

    Logitech Mouse Sale at Amazon

    How often do they run these sales? My G700 is still working great, but at that price I'm tempted to pick up a spare G602 to keep as a backup.
  21. madFive

    What (average) FPS is acceptable to you in games?

    60 ideally, but honestly I'll settle for 45-50 in most non-competitive games as long as it stays smooth and has plenty of eye candy in trade-off.
  22. madFive

    Hunt Showdown in Early Release

    Iiiiiinteresting. Looks like PUBG in the wild west with a hint of The Witcher's supernatural overtones and a few other similar game mechanics. Any similarity to TW3 is never a bad thing, but I'd be much more interested if it had a good single-player story campaign and less of the online...
  23. madFive

    Can i put a cpu onto my gpu?

    :jawdrop: I... I don't even... I don't see why not! Nothing a little duct-tape and dielectric grease can't handle! I say try it out and you tell us what happens! If you do it right it should produce some very realistic smoke and particle effects at least. Just be sure to get it all on video.
  24. madFive

    A Picture I Took 2017

    Tons of good stuff this year! Wow! I gotta catch up on this thread. I've been slacking on photo this year - doing a lot more graphics painting/illustration type stuff for a mobile gaming project. More details to come on that eventually. For now, I decided to off-load some gear to make some...
  25. madFive

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Layers of Fear. Picked it up in Halloween sale, and so far I'm very impressed with it! Creepiest walking simulator I've played to date. None of that annoying "run-and-hide" simulation like Amnesia or Outlast, great atmosphere, good graphics and sound, and I really like the way the map layout is...
  26. madFive

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Metal Gear Solid 5, The Phantom Pain: a rant. I have grown to hate this game so much. On one hand I can't wait for it to end, but on the other hand I've sunk so much time into it already that I feel a need to complete it as close to 100% as possible so I don't ever have to do it again. It's...
  27. madFive

    Steam: how many hours?

    I have a new longest-played game on my steam account: MGSV: currently at 648 hours, and only at like 60% completion. This isn't really a game you play, as much as a game you leave running AFK for weeks and weeks on end just so all your character-development shit will finish running in the...
  28. madFive

    C Seed Releases 262 Inch 4k TV

    Hope the thing is water-proof, 'cause the main advantage of this over a projector seems to be the brighter picture for outdoor use. I could see these being installed in sporting venues etc.
  29. madFive

    Creative Unveils Sound Blaster with RGB Lighting

    Ironically, I couldn't sit through this video because of the annoying background audio. Something in the music is clipping and has a weird drippy snare/bass sound built into the music. Maybe I just need a better sound card to make that YT video not sound like crap. :P
  30. madFive

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Fallout 4 is on sale this weekend! Picked it up Thursday night, and have played it 14 hours since then. Yeah, it seems pretty good so far. No complaints yet, except some of the interior maps are really convoluted and don't do a good job of telling you where to go. I had one instance where I was...
  31. madFive

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I just finished FEAR 2 & 3 this past week. They were ok, but not really all that enjoyable. Very mediocre shooter games with a bunch of completely flaccid horror attempts shoe-horned in by someone who's apparently terrified at the sight of a little blood. I'm still in the mode of just...
  32. madFive

    Full limb damage and effects possible with current-gen?

    Sure it's possible - just a simple DB call to check which limbs are damaged and play the animations accordingly. If you really want a game that does this, just go make one. That said, I'm guessing the reason we haven't seen this is because it's been tried and no one liked playing this way. I've...
  33. madFive

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Sadly, never got into the Gothic games, and now I think the graphics are too dated for me to go back to them. I'm really only interested in newer ones now with pretty modern graphics - like I said, Witcher 3 may have spoiled me for life. I find it really hard to go back to older games now, the...
  34. madFive

    Alan wake to disapper from steam forever

    Huh, well that's lame. Yeah, they should definitely just patch it to remove & replace the music. I actually just finished playing Alan Wake for my first time a couple days ago, and while I didn't really care for it (hated most of the action/combat sequences), I really wouldn't want to see it go...
  35. madFive

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I been working through the Steam backlog in the last few weeks. Finished a few games lately that mostly all sucked. Sorry, but pretty much all games suck after finishing The Witcher 3. I just want to play TW3 again, but I feel a need to space out my play-through's a little more... Deus Ex...
  36. madFive

    Getting old and starting to dislike video games? Maybe it's not you.

    I'm older than op and gaming more than ever lately! Love all the open world exploration, beautiful graphics, interesting story driven gameplay, and polished action mechanics. Modern games just keep getting better and better if you know what genres to look into. From what I can tell, OP is just...
  37. madFive

    Open world - wearing me out

    I love open world games! Thanks op for the list, I should look into some of these.
  38. madFive

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Risen 3: Titan Lords
  39. madFive

    Deus Ex : Mankind Divided

    It was a fresh install on Steam last week, should have been fully patched. Looks like I'm on driver 376.19. Wouldn't hurt to update - thanks for the reminder.
  40. madFive

    Deus Ex : Mankind Divided

    I picked up DE:MD last xmas, finally got around to trying it out last week. I was instantly turned off by the horrible mouse handling and poor graphics performance. Uninstalled. Will try again later. :( Is a GTX 970 not enough to run this game at reasonably high settings? (rig in sig) At this...