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  1. silentsod

    Serious Sam 4 Released

    SS4 >> SS3
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I just wrapped up Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Good platformer; gorgeous visuals; similar insta-death mechanics in some scripted sequences as the original which are just trial and error sections if you're not reading the route they want you to take properly (at the pace they intend for you to...
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    My toddler does the throttle when we play together - I spent an enormous amount of time getting things prepped for him to see the construction scenes for larger tasks or delaying bridge building so he could watch.
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Ori and the Will of the Wisp only this time in earnest because I finally cleared my last owned DLC in SnowRunner (there's more I just don't have them). Monster Hunter: World coop - the game is mechanically decent and taking down the various monsters is fun enough. The cutscenes are frequent...
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    Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

    Play the first on easy, the game is not interesting from a combat mechanic standpoint. I played on hard and all it did was prolong the combat which was not difficult or engaging.
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    Six classic Star Trek games released on GoG

    I still have my ST Armada discs, and Elite Force but no case for that one which might have a CD key requirement. I don't think I ever played EF 2, anyone care to comment on if that was a worthwhile sequel? I see one endorsement.
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    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

    I enjoyed the original so sign me up for more*. *on sale, no pre-orders
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    Call of Juarez Gunslinger

    It's quite a solid shooter and the arcade mode add on to chase high scores is good fun, to boot.
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    They just introduced some graphics bugs but hopefully they fix them sooner than later. They did fix some broken tasks for me in the Yukon which was a nice surprise. I had figured odds were low but my tasks that could not be completed were corrected - delivery tasks not registering trailers as...
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    Review the game you finished recently.

    Correct - I am doing Yukon last after playing base game + the other Year 1 DLCs and am clocking over 400 hours. That includes a not-insignificant chunk of time put into my son's game so he can see things get built, but there's literally hundreds of hours of low stakes gameplay to be had. I...
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Ori and the Will of the Wisps which I picked up for myself this latest sale. SnowRunner where I'm wrapping up the trials and have only 1 DLC map left to go from the year 1 pass (I don't own the year 2 pass). Hedon: Bloodrite a follow up campaign to a rip roaring retro shooter (GZDoom engine)...
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    Elden Ring (From Software RPG)

    I had someone corrupt my DkS3 save while in the the Ringed City and it was annoying at first and then actually a problem later because it set a flag on a boss and glitched the game. I was able to use a third party tool to save the game and character but it was absolutely not something that...
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    Elden Ring (From Software RPG)

    I'll buy it, just a question of when since I don't like pre-ordering games. I pre-ordered DkS3 and it sat on my backlog for years before I picked it up and did NG -> NG++ playthroughs back to back to back. At least, I think I stopped on ++.
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    How often do you replace power supply?

    This morning when I found out it was toast in my machine. It was a Corsair that had a 6-7 year run. Slapped in the EVGA low end PSU I got with a bundle and had lying around. I'm not really comfortable with a 700W powering the 3080ti so I may be in the market for a new one.
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    Doom Eternal

    If you're not finding PC gaming enjoyable and the community bothers you (admittedly, I was poking the bear) - why not make the change? Shelve the machine for a while and see if you like being away from the additional overhead that this hobby requires.
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    Doom Eternal

    I suggest a Nintendo Switch and, to make life even simpler for you, this cell phone to replace whatever you're currently using with an age appropriate one:
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    The official Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Thread

    I never played the MP and never bought any DLC but thoroughly enjoyed the base game. I thought the use of the Darksiders engine lent itself well to the scale in the universe.
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    SnowRunner - I can play it streamed from my desktop while I spend time with the wife and newborn.
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    Steam Turns 18 YO Today - Rolled Out: Sept. 12 2003

    Jan 1, 2004. I think it was to download and install CS updates and I could not stand that I had to use it.
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    Psychonauts 2 announced, crowdfunding started.

    I’m glad to hear Double Fine didn’t phone it in. Psychonauts is an all time great game and it would have been a shame to follow it up with something subpar. The milkman has completed his route.
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    I'm looking for a comfortable/ergonomic computer chair for my current setup (and neck/back pain)

    If you don’t have physical limitations preventing you from doing so: lifting, including deadlifts, face pulls, and other strengthening exercises can help relieve issues by improving your muscles ability to maintain healthy positions for longer. stretching - pigeon pose and Sphinx will target...
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    story driven co-op fps

    Black Ops III had a co-op capable campaign. Story driven co-op FPS is quite niche.
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    What to do with very old PC games

    Keep or give to friends you know will keep them and not toss them. I have boxes for older games along with the manuals and discs, and regret not having the boxes for a bunch more (FreeSpace 2 stings, especially).
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    Quake Remastered

    If it’s free to me I’ll check it out. The original Quake is my favorite out of the series.
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    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

    DX12 is on the Asobo roadmap.
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    Games you've beaten in 2021.

    In order of completion with one game "done" because I spent 6 hours in it and it never got better (Jade Empire): Shadowrun: Dragonfall Pyre Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak WH40k: Mechanicus Arx Fatalis Star Control: Origins Dungeon of the Endless Thief: The Dark Project Thief: The Metal Age...
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    Orcs must Die 3

    I liked the original OMD and never did wrap up OMD2. I had been playing it coop with someone and it just didn't click for us for whatever reason. Tentative interest.
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    Doom Eternal

    Yeah, the music in 2016 was much better with quite a few memorable tracks.
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    Doom Eternal

    Credits just rolled on TAG part 2. That was much shorter than part 1. Arena design was still good and the escalation arenas were quite enjoyable on Ultra-Nightmare. Combat tuning definitely felt a bit too easy with the hammer mechanic regenerating massive amounts of HP in one fell move and easy...
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods part 2 and Gears Tactics which went on the backburner while I mainlined Doom Eternal and TAG part 1.
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    Doom Eternal

    The combat arenas and pacing in TAG part 1 stayed consistently above the vanilla campaign. That final boss' final stage was rough on me, though. Sheez. I can't say I'm a fan of the "walk slowly while you use this one weapon to do this specific trick" mechanic. Most of the fights it kinda worked...
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    Doom Eternal

    A follow up - having completed the main game and starting The Ancient Gods. Wow, the arena design is far and away better in TAG. I usually have some time to look at the arena and get an idea of routes before I enter it. There's a lot more jump pads to send you cross arena which were a staple in...
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I may play through the Doom Eternal expansions as the credits are rolling on the campaign right now.
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    Doom Eternal

    I'm closing in on the later part of the game and have gotten more used to the updated mechanics. It's a decent shift from the prior game in that you're in charge of your own ongoing resource generation as the primary source instead of working the arena over for supplies. Enemies seem generally...
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I wrapped Ghostrunner and am moving to Doom Eternal and Gears Tactics. I will probably end up sucked into Doom even if I feel a little weird about the low ammo counts at first blush.
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    Doom Eternal

    I'm running at 144Hz and being able to maintain frames above that makes for an incredibly smooth experience. Enjoying this card quite a bit!
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    Doom Eternal

    Stability issue seems to have been RivaTuner Statistics Server related. Turned it off and it's been smooth sailing since then. I'll keep tabs on it but good to know for now. Cranking 200+fps with RT and everything maxed. Great to see id put out such a high quality implementation whereas, say...
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    Doom Eternal

    I picked this up on sale and installed today. RTX implementation is phenomenal performance wise and reflections are razor sharp in puddles, nicely mottled on rough surfaces, and quite believable through and through. 1440p ultra nightmare settings and 100+fps consistently on a 3080Ti (DLSS off)...
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I wrapped it up and overall felt meh about it. the gap between games is long enough I can tell you that I loved the original Dishonored and did two or three play throughs. This one just did not click or resonate in the same manner. I also did not find the scenarios themselves to reach the same...
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I'm still chewing through Dishonored 2. Not sure why it hasn't clicked the way the first game (or Prey) has. I think I have this mission and just one more to go before wrapping up the game. It seems like they designed it for multiple run throughs and I don't foresee that happening. Once I get...
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