OT: Vidja Games...Whatcha playin'?

OldhamA

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I bought it and haven’t played it yet. Is it good? I have a habit of just buying games and storing them on my external hard drive until I’m ready to play
It's basically Assassin's Creed: Japan. The old AC's though, not the new awful RPG versions. It plays like the series actually progressed from AC3, rather than stagnated and then changed format entirely.

Combat is very fun, but not Dark Souls challenging. Like the old AC's, you're mostly just trying to kill people in the most stylish way possible!

I'm also getting a Sleeping Dogs vibes from this game.
 

LeedsCane

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I had a good month run of solo’n the DZ using strictly skill builds.. now that’s probably impossible
God all this talk of Division 1 and 2 makes me miss it... I am of the same consensus you all are and I played both installments religiously. I don’t recall my preferred builds off the top of my head but I will probably give it another go when I build my new rig in a few months. Sadly, for now I am unable to play 2 at least because of EasyAntiCheat (no, I don’t cheat). For whatever reason it maxes my CPU usage and effectively locks up my computer once it gets installed and lasts until I uninstall the program. Though the last time it was so bad I had to uninstall the game and then manually uninstall and delete all the files for EasyAntiCheat. Seems to be what Ubisoft likes to use a lot and it just doesn’t work with my setup for some reason.
 

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God all this talk of Division 1 and 2 makes me miss it... I am of the same consensus you all are and I played both installments religiously. I don’t recall my preferred builds off the top of my head but I will probably give it another go when I build my new rig in a few months. Sadly, for now I am unable to play 2 at least because of EasyAntiCheat (no, I don’t cheat). For whatever reason it maxes my CPU usage and effectively locks up my computer once it gets installed and lasts until I uninstall the program. Though the last time it was so bad I had to uninstall the game and then manually uninstall and delete all the files for EasyAntiCheat. Seems to be what Ubisoft likes to use a lot and it just doesn’t work with my setup for some reason.
See if this helps?

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I wish it were something that only occurred in the game. Sadly it is at startup, because of how EasyAntiCheat works, it runs as a process and then runs as an application when the game is open. Closing the game causes the application to stop but not the process, which is where my issues come into play. I have tried literally everything and no matter what game it is (Halo MCC being the latest example) if it uses EasyAntiCheat, it maxes out my CPU. So fingers crossed my next build will not have this problem! I really just think it is one of those hardware profile ‘bugs’ that can occur.
 
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LeedsCane

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I figured I would post this link here, I don’t know how interested any of you are in the next line of cards for a new build but I do know some posts here have been to that effect so here is a link to an updated page containing every leak and rumour about the upcoming 30 series of Nvidia cards. Do keep in mind that none of this is verified beyond some preliminary architecture benchtesting but if these are valid, the Ampere line is looking extremely promising (and absurdly powerful) without breaking the bank. If you would like, I can also post updates to information I find as well! Enjoy: https://gamerant.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-ti-release-date-price-performance-rumors-leaks/
 

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Been playing Spider-Man on PS4, also recently played God of war and some older AC games. Play 2k, fifa and Warzone online with friends sometimes but I blow at first person shooters
 

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Been playing Spider-Man on PS4, also recently played God of war and some older AC games. Play 2k, fifa and Warzone online with friends sometimes but I blow at first person shooters
i hope they fix 2k for the next release
 

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Wow that is so awesome! I usually take screenies from whatever game I am playing and use those as my backdrop! As for the bugs with it, that really sucks... Unfortunately anything that runs scripts like that Microsoft or even the game that you are playing can decide it needs those resources, the priority struggle ensues and something (usually the program) loses... Friend of mine had that for weeks with ‘Wallpaper Engine’ and I finally had to tell them to uninstall it if they wanted stability whilst gaming again xD as for the mouse? I swear by my Razer. I have had that thing since my days playing 3s arenas in WoW so... When it eventually breaks I will replace it but I have had it for going on 10 years now?
I'm following this with detached interest. I been playing Civilization since the first version but no online. I prefer play against the AI and like games that don't require fast hand eye action(not good on the screen stuff. Also, don't like conflict unless it really matters. Since I have bad temper I just stay away from it. But my wife plays with one of our grandsons and I've told her she needs to get gamer equipment. We bought a pair of other grandsons a pair of laptops they picked out for didn't think to get one for her. The she plays with doesn't need any. She had been shopping and the pricing is steep. I can't let her see the stuff you guys are rocking -- looks expensive.
 

LeedsCane

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I'm following this with detached interest. I been playing Civilization since the first version but no online. I prefer play against the AI and like games that don't require fast hand eye action(not good on the screen stuff. Also, don't like conflict unless it really matters. Since I have bad temper I just stay away from it. But my wife plays with one of our grandsons and I've told her she needs to get gamer equipment. We bought a pair of other grandsons a pair of laptops they picked out for didn't think to get one for her. The she plays with doesn't need any. She had been shopping and the pricing is steep. I can't let her see the stuff you guys are rocking -- looks expensive.
In almost every instance there are off-brands that do just as well as the really expensive eye candy. The only places I would never skimp on would be crucial hardware... So if you go aftermarket for a GPU? Don’t just grab the cheapest one. Do your research. The GPU is by far the most important investment outside your CPU but you don’t really have many options there so never sacrifice there. Just be on the lookout for flash deals or if you have a Fry’s nearby, they often run sales to compete with the online retailers so you can win big at brick and mortars from time to time. For me personally, I am fine going ASRock on my mobo but my GPU is ASUS. I pay about $150 less for an ASRock mobo over say an ASUS or a MSI because ASRock isn’t a big brand name but I get the same specs and quality. The same goes for things like mice, keyboards, headsets, microphones and cases. Make sure the product is good through reviews but don’t always feel you need to go for the big name brands when the off brands work just as well or sometimes even better and will save you hundreds on any build or upgrade!
 

LeedsCane

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I'm following this with detached interest. I been playing Civilization since the first version but no online. I prefer play against the AI and like games that don't require fast hand eye action(not good on the screen stuff. Also, don't like conflict unless it really matters. Since I have bad temper I just stay away from it. But my wife plays with one of our grandsons and I've told her she needs to get gamer equipment. We bought a pair of other grandsons a pair of laptops they picked out for didn't think to get one for her. The she plays with doesn't need any. She had been shopping and the pricing is steep. I can't let her see the stuff you guys are rocking -- looks expensive.
To add? Laptops are always going to make your pay a premium for the luxury of portability. However, because they are far less demanded, sites often run deals on very good to great gaming laptops that can easily compete with mid-range gaming PC setups for about the same price or a little less. I helped a friend buy a $2,200 for $1,400 and it had the specs to match that original price tag a few months back. It’s a bit of a scavenger hunt when it comes to electronics but if you do your due diligence, you will find some great deals that make going with a laptop in the right circumstances significantly more palatable!
 
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