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#1 Edited by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

Personally, the small mention of genetic modifications (and Dat Snake Lady!) in the trailer has me hoping you get to splice your soldier's genetics at some point. Kind of like you could do with robotics/cybernetics in the Enemy Unknown expansion.

#2 Posted by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

@mb and @grtkbrandon: Yeah that just sounds like an absurd amount of money for just a monitor. I know, I know, you folks love and I don't blame you but that is well beyond my budget! Maybe with some overtime...maybe. I usually feel the GAS welling up when new consoles are announced but, luckily, that seems to be it (for now).

#3 Edited by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

Good to know I somewhat future proofed it without even realizing it way back in 2012...well, as much as you can future proof a PC I suppose. Thank you all for the advice! Looks like it's time for new ram and a beefier card.

@mikemcn: Yeah I never personally understood the desire to run it at insane resolutions. Sure, it looks nice, but to my eyes at least, it never seemed worth the insane cash required to do it. Not yet anyways.

#4 Posted by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

@ntm: Yeah that is what mine would do: "spool up" during gameplay, more or less and then get quiet again I mean. I don't have the instances you're describing but I do get the "Unreal Engine" action of watching textures just sort of appear after a certain amount of time during a cutscene.

@sparky_buzzsaw: I know you sent it in already but Xbox One players are saying that some of their problems can be fixed by clearing the HDD cache. I think Alex mentioned it during their quick look actually... Not sure if there is a way to do it on the PS4 but it might be worth a shot while you're waiting around.

Sorry you folks had to go through this; it really is a great game and hopefully these are just minor bugs messing with us.

#5 Posted by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

Mine does something that sounds similar: a loud sound like it's spooling up and then it stops. I had honestly hoped it was simply the game reading some info off the disc but now I'm not sure. Seems to run fine though otherwise. Let us know what they tell you. Now you've got me worried about it!

#6 Posted by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

Hopefully this hasn't been covered elsewhere but I'm wondering if anyone else is having trouble with camera control during their playtime? In the version I'm playing, the PS4 copy with the most recent update, the camera seems to move all on it's own, always dropping downwards as if the stick is right stick is messed up. To be clear, this is a launch PS4 controller so it is entirely possible that it's a problem on my end, but I wanted to ask if anyone else is having this issue before dropping sixty bucks on a new controller and finding out that isn't the problem. It (the right stick I mean) works fine in other games such as Battlefield 4/Hardline so maybe it's just a case of the game being too sensitive?

Anyone else having issue with this one feel free to get back to me. It's just odd.

#7 Edited by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

No way I can match the art here so let's get scientific!


#8 Edited by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

Here is the meat of this to save you duders some time:

In 2012, I built a new computer. It was, basically, for Diablo 3. The specs are below so you can try and grasp my (admittedly arrogant and seemingly minor) concerns:

  • OS: Windows 7 Pro, 64-Bit
  • MOBO: Asus Z77 Sabertooth
  • CPU: i7-3770 @3.4 GHz ("Ivy Bridge")
  • RAM: 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3
  • GPU: Gigabyte GTX670 "Windforce" OC (2GB...Supposedly)
  • Primary HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB, 7200 RPM
  • Secondary DD: Corsair Force Series 3 SSD (60GB)
  • PSU: Silverstone ST1000-P (1000W)
  • Case: Thermaltake Overseer

Now, to be perfectly clear, even now this is not a terribly slow machine but, in typical "PC Master Race" stereotype fashion "It's (barely) starting to bog in some games now man!" and I was beginning to look into a replacement. That is what led me to the forums of course: To pester fellow GB members about possible upgrades.

Again, it's not a slow machine but it has finally started to show it's age in small ways. Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor's latest, and I believe final, DLC is starting to bog it down at max settings. It's not a big deal to be blunt but, as the Witcher 3 gets dangerously close and the ever present specter of more demanding games looms over us all, I was wondering what I should do right now? Do I go for a more powerful graphics card and hope the older processor doesn't bottleneck it? Should I, instead, save for a while an build an entirely new PC? Before you answer, consider this:

  • I run my games at 1920 x 1080, on a single monitor. Not needing anything to run two or three screens around here.
  • The secondary GPU slot on the motherboard is burned out. It was my fault but it is burned out all the same so no SLI business unless I pester the hell out of Asus to get a replacement...and it's worth it of course. I know the PSU can handle it.
  • It gets way too hot in this house to run something that's been OC'd. I could feasibly do it but then never be able to use it during the summer.
  • I own a PS4 and an X1 so this not my only gaming device.

So what do you think duders? Run this one as is and deal with lower settings on new stuff? Suck it up and just build a new one at a later date? Run the gauntlet on a new GPU and hope the previous parts can handle it? I await your judgement...and mocking probably because this is the epitome of first world problem here.

#9 Posted by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

"Cowboy Style" - Over easy and on top of a bacon cheeseburger.

#10 Posted by NeoZeon (431 posts) -

Not sure if we're counting enemies based on humans, but The Suffering games immediately came to mind. It looks super dated now, but at the time it had me intrigued...and creeped out.