Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PSVR and Camera Combo On Sale - $299.99

Amazon's having a really good deal on the PSVR/Camera combo.  

Use the promo code "PSVRSAVE" at checkout to get a $105 discount. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

GMG Sale - Cuphead (PC/Steam) for 20% Off, 15.99

This game is been in development for a while, glad to see it finally has a release date. 

It's a side-scrolling, co-op shooter with an art style that's a really cool homage to the cartoons of the 1930s.

Use code: 20CUPHEAD at checkout for the discount. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Expansion Arriving Fall 2017

The expansion will cost $19.99 and include: 

- New campaign missions against the Flood
- Terminus Firefight mode
- New leaders
- New arenas
- More to be announced...

Friday, August 25, 2017

Destiny 2 PC Open Beta Now Available For Pre-Load Thru Battle.Net

Here's a list of PC features that will be available during the Beta:

Modes and features:
·       Uncapped framerate
·       4K resolution support
·       Mouse and Keyboard support
·       Controller support
·       Custom key mapping
·       Text chat
·       Adjustable field of view
·       21:9 monitor support

Mouse controls:
·       Look Sensitivity
·       Vertical Inversion
·       Horizontal Inversion
·       Aim Smoothing

Graphics settings:
·       Graphics Quality
·       Texture Anistropy
·       Ambient Occlusion
·       Motion Blur
·       Anti-Aliasing (MSAA is still being developed so there might 
be some visual artifacts and performance degradation)
·       Texture Quality
·       Foliage Detail
·       Environment Detail
·       Character Detail
·       Shadow Quality
·       Depth of Field
·       Foliage Shadows
·       Lighting Shading Detail
·       Local Light Shadows
·       Wind Impulse
·       HDR

And these features should be available by launch:
·       SLI
·       Crossfire

I'm actually impressed with the future implementation of SLI/Crossfire. Not many games support this feature because developers don't justify the additional development cost, but it definitely adds longevity by allowing gamers to buy additional GPUs as hardware prices drop and improve the overall experience.

Bungie has also implemented tweaks and fixes that were found in the console Betas:

·       FIXED: Infinite Super Glitch
·       FIXED: Warlock Glide Glitch
·       FIXED: Infinite Grenades Glitch
·       FIXED: Warlocks now have the same Melee Range as all other classes
·       TWEAKED: Globally reduced the time it takes to charge your Super
·       TWEAKED: Increased Grenade Damage in PvE
·       TWEAKED: Increased Power Ammo drops in PvE

Lastly, make sure to update your Nvidia/AMD drivers to the latest versions. I'm not sure about AMD but Nvidia just released updated drivers (385.41).

Star Citizen Gamescom 2017 Presentation - 1400 CST Today

They're supposed to show off the features in the upcoming 3.0 build, which is supposed to be massive. Hopefully some Squadron 42 updates, as well. Hard to believe it's been almost 5 years since the Kickstarter campaign ended.  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bioware Drops Support For ME:A After Only 5 Months - No DLC, No Future Patches

Patch 1.10 will be the last patch from Bioware.

Damn shame how they f'd this franchise up. Don't expect a new ME for the foreseeable. The development team who created ME:A has been shutdown by Bioware and the team members moved to other offices. 

Hopefully Anthem will be a decent game. It's basically, a Bioware-developed Destiny. Fortunately, Casey Hudson (creative/project director for Neverwinter Nights, SW:KOTOR, Jade Empire,ME1 and ME2) so hopefully it will be a fleshed out RPG with a good narrative. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Update: Some Destiny 2 PC Settings

Destiny 2 Reveal Today - PC Specific Info

There was some news about changes to the game types and the story (which actually sounds interesting if they follow through with content) but based on the gameplay trailer it honestly doesn't look much different. 

I was only interested in the PC-specific stuff: 

- Only on Battlenet client (not Steam)
- 4K support
- Uncapped framerate
- Released after console versions
- Mouse/keyboard with custom key mapping
- Text chat
- Adjustable FOV
- Ultra widescreen (21:9) support
- Detailed PC settings (none listed though)