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iosefe
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(07-31-2017, 06:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by LurkerPrime


XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is the game of August, for me. I am greatly anticipating it.

WotC is adding a couple big new features, like the titular Chosen, new enemy units, and new classes, plus a ton of new mechanics, but is also bringing a bevy of smaller changes. It rebalances the game a bit and makes the base game longer. The expansion, with a few of the comissioned Pavonis mods, will turn XCOM 2 into a legit Long War 0.5, which is exactly what I've wanted from it.

This video featuring lead designer Jake Solomon (80 minutes long!) gives a new introduction to all the new stuff. It all sounds so good, like a dream come true..

it would play nice with the proper Long War mod right? not just the mini versions?
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(07-31-2017, 06:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tenrius

But not for "dinosaurs", "redhead", "black latex suit" and "resident evil" at the same time!

no need to make a group to know there's none of that anymore :>
Jawmuncher
(07-31-2017, 06:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by LurkerPrime


XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is the game of August, for me. I am greatly anticipating it.

WotC is adding a couple big new features, like the titular Chosen, new enemy units, and new classes, plus a ton of new mechanics, but is also bringing a bevy of smaller changes. It rebalances the game a bit and makes the base game longer. The expansion, with a few of the comissioned Pavonis mods, will turn XCOM 2 into a legit Long War 0.5, which is exactly what I've wanted from it.

This video featuring lead designer Jake Solomon (80 minutes long!) gives a new introduction to all the new stuff. It all sounds so good, like a dream come true.


Life is Strange: Before the Storm is also interesting, but I'm kinda torn on it for a few reasons. The lack of Chloe's original VO kneecaps a lot of interest, even if she is directing the replacement; It's 3 eps, so unless they're really meaty it'll feel brief and unsatisfying IMO; the "deluxe" has an extra chapter featuring Max, which is a ridiculous thing to hold back; and, lastly, it just feels kinda unnecessary, as much as I'd love to see more of LiS1's characters and world.


The final game of August: Total Warhammer's Norsca DLC, free if you preorder Total Warhammer 2. It has trolls and vikings so it's a pretty easy win.

Like, tell me this isn't everything you've ever wanted from a game:

A troll! With a cape! Wowser.


It doesn't show up in search.

RIP Dino Crisis.

I'll just keep adding reviews until it does
LurkerPrime
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(07-31-2017, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by iosefe

it would play nice with the proper Long War mod right? not just the mini versions?

Right away? Probably not. There's an accompanying patch IIRC, and the expansion's changes are significant, so all mods will likely need to get patched for comaptibility before they work again.

And for Long War specifically, unless they've been working with Firaxis, I doubt that they'd be able to do much with the expansion's new features until it releases and they get their hands on it. Though I don't remember how LW handled Enemy Within. (Also, I've never actually played LW!)

Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

I'll just keep adding reviews until it does

It seems like a follower cutoff more than a review one. The smallest curators have about ~2300 followers.
dex3108
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(07-31-2017, 06:17 AM)
Well it looks like that AMD disappointed again. It looks like that only their RX Vega with liquid cooling reaches 1080 performance for a small price of 700$.
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(07-31-2017, 07:02 AM)
What's up!
Cels
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(07-31-2017, 07:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by dex3108

Well it looks like that AMD disappointed again. It looks like that only their RX Vega with liquid cooling reaches 1080 performance for a small price of 700$.

that can't be right, 1080s can be had for $500...
dex3108
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(07-31-2017, 07:15 AM)

Originally Posted by Cels

that can't be right, 1080s can be had for $500...

Well real world benchmarks will be out in two weeks but initial info is not promising.
doctorcdcs
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(07-31-2017, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by doctorcdcs

Is Homefront 2 with the seasons pass worth the 13-14 dollars on Greenmangaming? Bundlestars is sold out of its bundle.

Just wish there was a voucher I could use towards it to make the price more appealing.

anyone?
NingenJanai
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(07-31-2017, 07:20 AM)
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but it's not august yet...
Ascheroth
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(07-31-2017, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by NingenJanai

but it's not august yet...

Blame anime.
Madventure
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(07-31-2017, 07:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by NingenJanai

but it's not august yet...

It's Julaugyust
iosefe
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(07-31-2017, 07:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by LurkerPrime

Right away? Probably not. There's an accompanying patch IIRC, and the expansion's changes are significant, so all mods will likely need to get patched for comaptibility before they work again.

And for Long War specifically, unless they've been working with Firaxis, I doubt that they'd be able to do much with the expansion's new features until it releases and they get their hands on it. Though I don't remember how LW handled Enemy Within. (Also, I've never actually played LW!)


It seems like a follower cutoff more than a review one. The smallest curators have about ~2300 followers.

I would imagine Firaxis and Pavonis are still close, so hopefully we get updates sooner


I'm about ready to remove LW2 though. Too hard, 2 failed runs so far
Crimsonclaw111
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(07-31-2017, 07:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jawmuncher

Made a "Like Dino Crisis" Curator Group



http://steamcommunity.com/groups/LikeDinoCrisis

I think you can just join it if you want too.

Time to make a "dislike Dino crisis" group and invite everybody from gaf except you
AHA-Lambda
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(07-31-2017, 07:51 AM)
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Umm, it's not August yet? :/

Anyway, cross post from other thread then

Anyone selling Tacoma for cheaper than Steam's price?

Still a bit high for me considering if it's like Gone Hone it'll be really short :/

def sim
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(07-31-2017, 08:01 AM)
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All I've been playing is Yakuza 0 so PC gaming is dead until I finish this thing.
Coreda
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(07-31-2017, 08:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by NingenJanai

but it's not august yet...

Wouldn't be surprised if this was put up early to avoid potential OT competition.
kurahador
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(07-31-2017, 08:11 AM)
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I want to jump into this Humble Monthly thing, but for some reason it doesn't accept amazon payment? Disappointing because this means if there's a region locked game, I won't be able to get it.
Erekiddo
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(07-31-2017, 08:18 AM)
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Threw a 8TB drive into my main PC. Been installing pretty much everything I have a remote interest in playing.

Come at me, August.
Deques
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(07-31-2017, 08:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by BasilZero

Posted in the last thread but not sure if anyone will see it...


KARAKARA got cards implemented last month but seems like you cant get anything past the 1st card o.O?

Known glitch or what?

I started to play it and already finished within an hour, only got one card
fspm
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(07-31-2017, 08:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coreda

Wouldn't be surprised if this was put up early to avoid potential OT competition.

More likely that today MRORANGE had time to make OT.
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zkylewd
(07-31-2017, 08:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Erekiddo

Threw a 8TB drive into my main PC. Been installing pretty much everything I have a remote interest in playing.

Come at me, August.

8tb? that's nuts haha
jediyoshi
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(07-31-2017, 08:27 AM)
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August? NANI?
DeliciousDoc
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(07-31-2017, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by zkylon

8tb? that's nuts haha

I only have 2TB and I could install all the games I need cards for and those I actually play.
Tizoc
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(07-31-2017, 08:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by GoldandBlue

If only we had dates for Ys VII and Zwei. The thread then could of been called "There Ys no Zwei the heat will melt the Cold Steel this time"

Watch as they get announced for end of August XP
But that's a neat thread title.

Oh and expect a giveaway around halfway through August lads~

It'll be August in Aussie land so it all fits.
Sarcasm
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(07-31-2017, 08:34 AM)
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you guys have storage issues?

I been surviving with 2x260 drives yo (OS is on a 120).

B-)
Carl-Sagan
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(07-31-2017, 08:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDoc

I only have 2TB and I could install all the games I need cards for and those I actually play.

You could always idle the games you need cards for. Idle Master is a legitimate thing, yo.
Tizoc
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(07-31-2017, 08:43 AM)
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Interestingly enough, it's speculated that around half the stages in Sonic Mania have footage going around on Youtube, same goes for music (there isn't a proper clean rip of Mania's Flying Battery remix IIRC).
There is however another theme put up that is for boss battles apparently, if anyone is interested in giving it a listen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW6TtXKVLYg

Also Rockman 8 stage select theme is prob. my fav. in the original series
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up0fk2bKIZU
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zkylewd
(07-31-2017, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDoc

I only have 2TB and I could install all the games I need cards for and those I actually play.

yeah i mean, 8tb is obviously way too much but if u can afford it i bet it feels real nice haha
dex3108
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(07-31-2017, 08:53 AM)
I have 120GB SSD for OS and software I use for work, 500GB WD Blue or Green and 250GB WD Black for storage and I have old 250GB Samsung SSD that I got for like 20$ and it was at 85% of health (it is still at that percentage) for games. And I still have like 200GB of free space in total if not more XD

But again as soon as I am done with game I delete it.
rostocker
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(07-31-2017, 09:04 AM)
Pillars of the Earth looks cool. Will check out.
Ascheroth
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(07-31-2017, 09:08 AM)
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The only reference I understand from this OT title is Cold Steel.
Also, SteamGAF is living in the future
texhnolyze
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(07-31-2017, 09:09 AM)

Originally Posted by dex3108

But again as soon as I am done with game I delete it.

That's what people really should do so that hard drives prices don't go skyrocketting again.
Tizoc
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(07-31-2017, 09:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ascheroth

The only reference I understand from this OT title is Cold Steel.
Also, SteamGAF is living in the future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCSL7naH-8A

Originally Posted by zkylon

yeah i mean, 8tb is obviously way too much but if u can afford it i bet it feels real nice haha

You're thinking way too small zky; 8 TB still isn't enough.
LurkerPrime
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(07-31-2017, 09:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ascheroth

The only reference I understand from this OT title is Cold Steel.
Also, SteamGAF is living in the future


From Life is Strange.

The prequel (Before the Storm) is releasing this month.
Uzzy
(07-31-2017, 09:19 AM)
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MRORANGE arriving unexpectedly early, damn.

Great OP as always.
Popstar
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(07-31-2017, 09:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Erekiddo

Threw a 8TB drive into my main PC. Been installing pretty much everything I have a remote interest in playing.

Come at me, August.

I just did the same thing a few days ago. 4TB was getting close to full. But I install everything.
Ascheroth
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(07-31-2017, 09:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tizoc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCSL7naH-8A

Originally Posted by LurkerPrime


From Life is Strange.

The prequel (Before the Storm) is releasing this month.

Thanks

Originally Posted by Uzzy

MRORANGE arriving unexpectedly early, damn.


Great OP as always.

You should make a thread anyway, SteamGAF isn't SteamGAF without monthly thread confusion.
Carl-Sagan
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(07-31-2017, 09:25 AM)
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It really stinks having limited amounts of data through Cox. Or else I'd be downloading some more games in my library. Today I'm definitely going to start Homefront. Has anyone played the first one? Is it worth playing?
kagamin
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(07-31-2017, 09:32 AM)
Just picked up the new Layton game, can't wait to play through it tomorrow since I have the day off, technically today but I have to sleep.
def sim
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(07-31-2017, 09:36 AM)
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I bought a second 1TB SSD specifically for games last year and I've yet to put anything in it. Whoops.

I've used about 700GB for ~15 games and that's all I seem to need at the moment.
oni-link
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(07-31-2017, 09:40 AM)
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Cool OP
Vastag
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(07-31-2017, 09:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by LurkerPrime

This is already coming out and I didn't even finish my Long War run.
Echoplx
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(07-31-2017, 09:45 AM)
Are they going to tone back the survival elements in The Long Dark for the story mode? Or is it completely different from the sandbox mode? Shit is brutal I don't think I could survive long enough to finish the story.
Tizoc
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(07-31-2017, 09:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by kagamin

Just picked up the new Layton game, can't wait to play through it tomorrow since I have the day off, technically today but I have to sleep.

I need to get back to it on m ipad,
Neverforget
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(07-31-2017, 10:02 AM)
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The OT is a lie! It's still July for me :p

So this month is the fake life is strange release, although I liked the first one enough to want to get the second, I'm definitely cautious about this outsourced one and will wait for the reviews.
Tizoc
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(07-31-2017, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Neverforget

The OT is a lie! It's still July for me :p

So this month is the fake life is strange release, although I liked the first one enough to want to get the second, I'm definitely cautious about this outsourced one and will wait for the reviews.

I blindly dived in and bought it, just as jshackles did ;)
Cosmic Schwung
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(07-31-2017, 10:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Carl-Sagan

It really stinks having limited amounts of data through Cox. Or else I'd be downloading some more games in my library. Today I'm definitely going to start Homefront. Has anyone played the first one? Is it worth playing?

Played it just this weekend. Really wasn't a fan. Gunplay felt rubbish and I hated that the ADS was a toggle (presumably you can change that but I couldn't find it in the mass of options). Thankfully it was very short.
texhnolyze
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(07-31-2017, 10:12 AM)
Looking at the steam charts, Dota 2 hasn't reached its peak since May 2016.

Apparently, they're also pushing a new 'welcoming new players' campaign right now.

Interesting.
MadGear
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(07-31-2017, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by dex3108

Well it looks like that AMD disappointed again. It looks like that only their RX Vega with liquid cooling reaches 1080 performance for a small price of 700$.

Considering Vega was delayed over and over again (at least it was always rumored to be) I didn't expect much more performance than with the Nvidia counterparts but I was sure Vega would be priced much more competitively than that ... .

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