#201 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
@BeachThunder:  
 
Holy shit that is awesome, must have felt good. What settings did you beat it on. I have only been playing it on normal with perma death.
#202 Posted by BeachThunder (11638 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi: Admittedly, the easiest settings D: but even then it still took ages. I started with normal and permadeath too, but I gradually ended up on easy and without permadeath. I guess one good thing about finishing it on easy is now I've got a pretty good grasp of how the game pans out, which will probably make it a lot more manageable if I decide to go back and do it on hard.
#203 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
@BeachThunder:  
 
There is a point to that. I will probably break down at some point too and uncheck perma death, just to advance further too.
#204 Posted by SammydesinasNL (840 posts) -
@1337W422102:  
 
YOU HAVEN'T DOWNLOADED THE TRAIL YET??? 
 
Me jelly
#205 Posted by 1337W422102 (1003 posts) -
@SammydesinasNL said:
@1337W422102:   YOU HAVEN'T DOWNLOADED THE TRAIL YET???  Me jelly
I need to clear up a bunch of hard drive space first...
#206 Posted by AlisterCat (5469 posts) -
#207 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
#208 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
#209 Posted by mrangryface (774 posts) -

All costume packs out on STEAM- go for the complete costume pack @ 15 bux- not sure if its even on the front page but its there

#210 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@mrangryface: Do i need a gold GFWL account to play online.
#211 Posted by Seedofpower (3925 posts) -

@scarace360 said:

@mrangryface: Do i need a gold GFWL account to play online.

Nope.

#212 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@Seedofpower said:

@scarace360 said:

@mrangryface: Do i need a gold GFWL account to play online.

Nope.

 Going to buy a AE copy on pc now.
#213 Edited by IncredibleBulk92 (936 posts) -

How about some Napoleon Total War?  I don't thin this game got what it deserved, it was shoved under the rug as simply an expansion to the poorly received Empire Total War, in fact this game goes out of it's way to fix problems with Empire, going as far as to completely redesign what was expected of the player during the main campaign and to make generals something that you really cared about, not just threw away as free heavy cavalry (we've all done it). 
 
  

  
  
  
Clicky for Full Sizey  
#214 Posted by Ping5000 (385 posts) -

Hell yeah; loved me some Napoleon.

#215 Posted by Regal (434 posts) -
@IncredibleBulk92 said: 
How about some Napoleon Total War?  I don't thin this game got what it deserved, it was shoved under the rug as simply an expansion to the poorly received Empire Total War, in fact this game goes out of it's way to fix problems with Empire, going as far as to completely redesign what was expected of the player during the main campaign and to make generals something that you really cared about, not just threw away as free heavy cavalry (we've all done it). 
   
I must have misunderstood you somehow - the poorly received Empire Total War?   
I'm sure its safe to assume that you know that Empire was among the most critically acclaimed Total War games in the series, certainly better received than Napoleon (which as good as well though perhaps not as innovative). 
#216 Edited by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
@IncredibleBulk92
 
Been wanting to check that game out for a long time. But haven't pulled the trigger on it yet.  
 


 
 Some StarCraft 2 shots taken from the cinematics. Really enjoyed the single player part of SC2 when it launched, been thinking about going back and making the opposite choices of what i did the first time around. Probably won't have a huge impact, but still wan't to see the outcome. 
 
#217 Posted by IncredibleBulk92 (936 posts) -
@Regal said:
@IncredibleBulk92 said: 
How about some Napoleon Total War?  I don't thin this game got what it deserved, it was shoved under the rug as simply an expansion to the poorly received Empire Total War, in fact this game goes out of it's way to fix problems with Empire, going as far as to completely redesign what was expected of the player during the main campaign and to make generals something that you really cared about, not just threw away as free heavy cavalry (we've all done it). 
   
I must have misunderstood you somehow - the poorly received Empire Total War?   I'm sure its safe to assume that you know that Empire was among the most critically acclaimed Total War games in the series, certainly better received than Napoleon (which as good as well though perhaps not as innovative). 
Oh my mistake, I just wrote that convinced that people hadn't liked Empire.  It was very buggy and unstable on release so I thought that the reviews would have reflected that, I don't ever read reviews if I'm honest, just previews and forum threads.  I enjoyed Empire personally but my problem with it was that most armies were carbon copies of each other, just with different uniform colours.  Of course you had the Indians and Native Americans to mix things up but a land war in Europe got a bit tedious after a while as you ended up facing the same armies over and over.  After playing Medieval 2 where each army had it's own personality and a lot more unique units I got tired of Empire quickly.  But Shogun 2? That's a good Total War game. 
 
@pornstorestiffi:  PROTIP: Add this to your RSS reader of choice, it's a great way to save yourself a hell of a lot of money if your patient or impulsive enough.  In truth it's probably cost me more in the long run than if I hadn't found it but I have a lot more games to show for it lol.
#218 Edited by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:

@grant742 said:

Does anybody know where to find pictures you took on Steam?  I know you can view them through Steam, but how would I go about putting them on here?
Find a game that you've taken screenshots of and click "VIEW SCREENSHOT LIBRARY", then click on "SHOW ON DISK".  I would recommend not using Steam's screenshot feature though, as it uses some pretty heavy jpeg compression.
What do you use for taking screenshots, i find Fraps has some compression going on as well. So i have just been using Steam. 
 
@IncredibleBulk92:  
 
Thanks for the tip, will add it to my RSS list.
#219 Posted by BeachThunder (11638 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi said:
@BeachThunder said:

@grant742 said:

Does anybody know where to find pictures you took on Steam?  I know you can view them through Steam, but how would I go about putting them on here?
Find a game that you've taken screenshots of and click "VIEW SCREENSHOT LIBRARY", then click on "SHOW ON DISK".  I would recommend not using Steam's screenshot feature though, as it uses some pretty heavy jpeg compression.
What do you use for taking screenshots, i find Fraps has some compression going on as well. So i have just been using Steam. 
Well, by default, Fraps saves things as bitmap, which doesn't use any compression.
#220 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
@BeachThunder:  
 
Hrm, been using BMP's as output for Fraps too, but i still don't find they mirror what i saw on screen. But i guess it's still better than compress JPG.
#221 Posted by dbz1995 (4789 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi: I just made your first picture of Mass Effect 2 my desktop background. Looks so awesome.
#222 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
@dbz1995:  
 
Cool.
#223 Posted by Azteck (7450 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi said:
@BeachThunder:   Hrm, been using BMP's as output for Fraps too, but i still don't find they mirror what i saw on screen. But i guess it's still better than compress JPG.
Can you choose .PNG? Those usually carry a much better quality than .JPG files.
#224 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
@Azteck said:
@pornstorestiffi said:
@BeachThunder:   Hrm, been using BMP's as output for Fraps too, but i still don't find they mirror what i saw on screen. But i guess it's still better than compress JPG.
Can you choose .PNG? Those usually carry a much better quality than .JPG files.
Actually yes, i should try that next time. Don't know why never thought of that.
#225 Posted by IncredibleBulk92 (936 posts) -

Also Mass Effect 2.  I love this game.  Such a great story and pretty as hell. I have more screenshots of this than any other game, except maybe Team Fortress 2
 

  
  
  
  
#226 Edited by 1337W422102 (1003 posts) -

 Duke takes in the sights in Saints Row 2
#227 Edited by Marz (5641 posts) -

how bout some pictures of pretty vampire ladies.


#228 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Just my luck to have my CC expire the weekend where Vampire: TM gets discounted >.> 
 
Anyway, here is some ME2: 
 

#229 Edited by Mikemcn (6936 posts) -

Kinda plain, but wanted to put up some pics of tropico 3, since it's sequel isn't far off.

#230 Edited by BeachThunder (11638 posts) -

...Even more Far Cry 2s
 

 rainy

 sunsetty

 zebra-y
#231 Posted by mrangryface (774 posts) -
I know its early in, but its a great looking part of the game (bulletstorm)
#232 Posted by BeachThunder (11638 posts) -
I just started Capsized; this is right at the very start, but I thought it looked pretty so I took a screenshot.
#233 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -
What Thief 2 looks like 99% of the time. 
So yeah, guess who's playing Thief 2 again?
#234 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
 Something smells down here
 For a second i thought this was Deus Ex
 Vast maps, so little life
 I bet a few Blade Runners came through here
#235 Posted by BeachThunder (11638 posts) -
Lots of crossbows.
 Lots of corpses.
No pills.
#236 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@BeachThunder:  You're making me want to give FC2 yet another try 
don't make me do that. i warn you!!!! 
 
NO SRSLY DONT BRAH. JUSS DONT. 
  
 
@eroticfishcake said:
What Thief 2 looks like 99% of the time. 
So yeah, guess who's playing Thief 2 again?

Haha, awesome. 
#237 Posted by BeachThunder (11638 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
@BeachThunder:  You're making me want to give FC2 yet another try 
don't make me do that. i warn you!!!! 
 
NO SRSLY DONT BRAH. JUSS DONT. 
 
Well, some advice if you do want to give it another shot:
 
  • Take buses and vehicles as much as you can. There's definitely no shortage of cars just lying around.
  • Don't try to do all the optional stuff (buddy missions, radio tower missions, diamonds etc...)
  • Avoid going in all guns blazing - my favourite weapons so far: grenade launcher, crossbow, druganov sniper rifle. Basically, stuff that causes explosions or is good at killing guys from a distance.
  • Sleeping in safe houses will allow you to run for longer without getting the screen distort effect.
  • Do a few underground missions to get more medication. You want to try to be on the lowest malaria level.
  • You don't need to fight everyone you encounter. You can walk/drive around a lot of the guard posts.
  • If you're going to buy stuff from the shop, I would start with weapon crates and health upgrades.
  • There's no morality system, so just do whatever story mission you want, it really doesn't matter.
  • Try not to pick up weapons from the ground - they're are usually crap and will jam.
#238 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@BeachThunder:  FYI i played it on release for over 10 hours and kept going until i reached the new area where i had to defend a big ship until it reached the docks (thats pretty far in, right?).. I loved it and played for 3 days straight, FC2 exclusively.. i even stopped playing Battlefield that week. 
 
But then on the fourth day, something collapsed in me, something cracked. I could not endure going through ONE MORE checkpoint or running into one more random hostile jeep dude. Couldn't endure that inaccurate car GPS for one more mile.
 
And you just made me wanna re-install it. well fuck YOU (j/k) i'm not doing it!!  
I'M NOT DOING IT! oh the memories, the HORROR!!!
#239 Posted by BeachThunder (11638 posts) -

I can feel your pain - I was just up to that part recently; it caused me to ragequit =( I believe that part is about half way through.
 
I hated all of the cars that appear out of nowhere and try to run you over too, well, that was until I started using explosive stuff :D
 
Maybe wait for FC3; hopefully it will have less jank than FC2.

#240 Posted by Seedofpower (3925 posts) -

Running through some of the DLC for New Vegas and I came across this.....

I know my resolution is bad but they are playing poker.

#241 Posted by BeachThunder (11638 posts) -

A bump with Super Crate Box:

 fun fun fun fun (and free ^__^)
#242 Posted by Mikemcn (6936 posts) -
@BeachThunder
A bump with Super Crate Box:
 fun fun fun fun (and free ^__^)
Neat game, i played some awhile back.
#243 Edited by Ramboknife (114 posts) -

All of these screen shots were taken within Steam. All games are maxed out settings in 1920x1080 resolution. Enjoy! (Click to make bigger). 

Crysis 2  

Left 4 Dead 2...what are you doing, Nick? 

 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Metro 2033 

The Witcher 2 

Farm Sim 2011...OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE? 

Fable 3  

Puzzle Agent 2  

 Two Worlds 2  
#244 Posted by Doctorchimp (4067 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi said:
 For a second i thought this was Deus Ex
What game is this?
#245 Posted by BeachThunder (11638 posts) -
@Doctorchimp said:
@pornstorestiffi said:
 For a second i thought this was Deus Ex
What game is this?
If you watch the next quick look you'll find out :P
#246 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Doctorchimp said:
@pornstorestiffi said:
 For a second i thought this was Deus Ex
What game is this?
EYE its on steam. 
#247 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
@Doctorchimp said:
@pornstorestiffi said:
 For a second i thought this was Deus Ex
What game is this?
EYE its on steam. 
That is correct sir. And if i where you i would make sure to check out the Quick Look of it, as its a very... well hard game to get into for many reasons.
#248 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

A few shots from Warhammer 40K Dawn of War 2 Retribution. 
 

#249 Posted by Doctorchimp (4067 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi: @The_Laughing_Man: @BeachThunder
 
Ah alright, thanks for the responses and letting me know EYE was getting a quick look!
 
I just couldn't place that screenshot.
#250 Edited by lettuceman44 (109 posts) -
 An unusual sight in the Witcher.....