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#1 Posted by joejaen (32 posts) -

I don't really see it, but I do like him as an actor. Interested in seeing where this goes, though my heart goes out to Thomas Jane. I know he loved that character and I thought he was pretty good at it.

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#2 Edited by joejaen (32 posts) -

I built a PC in August of 2014, and at the time was on a more restrictive budget, so I settled for the GTX 760. Now playing games like WWE 2K15 and GTA V and soon to be playing The Witcher III, I was wondering if I should upgrade to the 970/980 (I honestly find it difficult to find much of a difference between these two outside of $150), or just hold off until newer cards are announced/released? Just for clarification, GTA V runs ok (albeit on much lower settings), but WWE struggles to maintain a decent framerate even on the lowest of settings. With this experience fresh in my mind, I fear The Witcher III may do the same or worse.

Keep in mind that prior to this build, the last time I built a gaming rig was in 2001, so I've been out of the game for quite some time. I don't even know how often Graphics cards are released these days. My biggest concern here isn't necessarily the money (though I refuse to blow a G on the Titan), I just don't want to get one, only to have another one come out in 6 months that completely blows it out of the water.

Thoughts?

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#3 Edited by joejaen (32 posts) -

Hmm.Waiting for E3 sounds like the best bet. I'll do that. I just hate owning a system I don't use. lol As far as game count, I only have 1 game for PS4. TLOU Remastered. I had Evolve but didn't care for it. Bloodborne I think I could survive without ever playing. I never liked the Persona series and Destiny is exactly the kind of game I'd love to get into, but just don't have the time for. Uncharted, I played 4 of those games and I've had my fill. I'm more interested in the next Tomb Raider. Everything else I would be interested in getting for PS4, I can access from Steam or Origin or what have you, on PC. But I'll wait until after E3. That seems like the most logical idea.

Thanks.

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#4 Posted by joejaen (32 posts) -

I currently have a PS4 collecting dust in my cabinet and I've been considering selling it and getting a Wii U.

Background info:

I'm a working adult (not saying that anyone reading this isn't, but it's not as if I have seemingly endless amounts of free-time - boy do I miss that though!)

I built a PC that I do most of my gaming on Steam (tying into the above - Not concerned about playing the newest titles right away)

I live across the country from my friends (online multiplayer isn't my biggest concern)

I beat The Last of Us more times than I can count at this point and hope they don't make a sequel because the game is perfect as is.

I haven't owned a Nintendo console since the Gamecube.

Thoughts?

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#5 Posted by joejaen (32 posts) -

@mb Damn, I hadn't realized it was only the first game. That blows. Ah well, there's plenty of other content to play anyways. Thanks Duder!

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#6 Posted by joejaen (32 posts) -

After a 10-year hiatus, I recently got back into the whole PC Gaming scene and oddly enough, was looking to play some 360 games I missed out on that were ported over (pretty much just the Gears of War trilogy). However, I soon discovered that the Games for Windows platform was shut down some time ago. Are those games still playable if one was to purchase a physical copy? There had to have been other popular games on that platform as well, perhaps one or two of the Halo games. Are all those games just dead now? Or are they still playable in single-player form? --presuming that since the service is down, multi-player is out of the question. I don't want to go and purchase a physical copy only to encounter an error upon launching the game that says it can't connect to the Games for Windows server, or whatever.

Any information would be helpful!

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#7 Edited by joejaen (32 posts) -

haha this is really funny, I just went to post a remarkably similar thread. I just built a gaming rig this weekend which marks for me about 10 years sans PC Gaming. Glad to see all these fine folks' recommendations. Looking forward to trying out so many games!

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#8 Edited by joejaen (32 posts) -

So a little context first: Prior to building this PC (which by the way I'm shocked to see how cheap it is nowadays compared to how much I used to spend), I had a PS3 with roughly 40 games for it. Basically all mainstream and/or big-budget titles. However, I moved to California from NYC a few months ago and sold any and all consoles/games before I left, because I figured I'd purchase a next-gen system and start fresh. Instead, my friend convinced me to build a PC and use Steam since most big games are released there and it's so much better, etc. etc. And I did try Steam once, back when Portal 2 came out and they were all hey, sign up for Steam and we'll give you Portal 2 for free since you already bought the PS3 version! However, I've been a Mac guy (not a Mac Pro either, btw) for about a decade after my last Gaming Rig died, so needless to say: any and all games, ran like shit so I stuck to consoles.

Anyways, long story short: It's been a really long time since I've delved into the PC gaming world. Any suggestions for really awesome or unique games I may have missed in that time? The only games I've tried so far were: The Stanley Parable, Dota 2, and Diablo III (well, also some Counter-Strike.. I had to). I'm into all games, so don't feel the need to ask whether I like a certain genre. Just lay it on me Duders! Whatcha got!?

Also, side note--- I'm unbelievably ecstatic by the fact that Bethesda patched and re-released Fallout 1->Tactics on Steam! AMAZING.

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#9 Posted by joejaen (32 posts) -

R.I.P. Ryan "the VOICE of Giantbomb" Davis, you will truly be missed.

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#10 Edited by joejaen (32 posts) -

As one of the earlier guys said, it was exactly that Men weren't purchasing Diet Coke due to it's feminine attachment, likely stemming from the cans plastering the breast cancer-awareness logos on them. So they launched Coke Zero to appeal to Men who wanted an "edgy" diet-version. It was featured quite prominently in the film Scott Pilgrim vs The World (Scott pilgrim wore number 0 and drank Coke Zero). It's definitely not the same formula as Diet Coke. I personally prefer Coke Zero's taste even over the original flavor, but that may be due to my taste buds adjusting to artificial sugar.

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