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  1. I wouldn't know, it is being transferred from one store to another to the be shipped out from that store to me. I also don't have any home broadband until Tuesday and I should be getting 100/40 NBN... though I imagine the actual speeds will be a lot less. So I'm playing with my kids for now as they should soon be neglected by me.
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    Do we expect too much from revolutionary franchise sequels?

    See, I've never had that irk me in a game, mainly because in MOST cases (not just this game), the enemies are Military, or trained, or a 'gang'. It seems logical to have them behave a certain way. The AI took into it's own when you came up against a Crow, or a Fireman. They learn't VERY quickly, couldn't use the same attack twice. One fight stuck in my head. I once got a crow stuck in a VERY small room, reform, shoot, birds, reform, shoot, birds, etc. After about 3 or 4 injuries like that, he decided to reform behind me, which pushed me forward (I didn't know it could do that!), attack me, and INSTANTLY burst into birds. From that point, I couldn't get him to reform solidly enough in that room to fight him, I had to go back in the open. Which is never fun against Crows. Foot soldiers? Yeah, pop em off at a distance, they're just grunts, but it had it's fair share of AI moments. Fighting ghosts too, they stopped coming at me blindly, and took up vantage points to wait for me to come out....... That game on hard, with Adaptive AI turned on was a challenge, I thought. Hmmm... I might have to retry it one day. The problem might also be me, whenever I find I a winning strategy in a game, I use it on rinse and repeat, very rarely change from winning tactics to something else for fun. Oh don't get me wrong! Bioshock was no feat of engineering or AI, you can sit back, zoom in, and casually pop people off, but I'm one of those guys who loves to put myself in the shoes of the character. Booker wouldn't sit in the corner and wait a literal 3 minutes for that guy to move his head the right angle again, when the military are after him. He'd be kicking it as quick as possible to the next safe spot. Next time, try your best to lose yourself in the character, and see if it helps. If you play slowly and 'calculating' yeah, most AI sucks balls, but to quote one of my favorite movies; "That's PLAYER knowledge, not CHARACTER knowledge". Well when I get the 4K setup finally, I'll want to test a few games, that might look good in 4K.
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    Do we expect too much from revolutionary franchise sequels?

    See, I've never had that irk me in a game, mainly because in MOST cases (not just this game), the enemies are Military, or trained, or a 'gang'. It seems logical to have them behave a certain way. The AI took into it's own when you came up against a Crow, or a Fireman. They learn't VERY quickly, couldn't use the same attack twice. One fight stuck in my head. I once got a crow stuck in a VERY small room, reform, shoot, birds, reform, shoot, birds, etc. After about 3 or 4 injuries like that, he decided to reform behind me, which pushed me forward (I didn't know it could do that!), attack me, and INSTANTLY burst into birds. From that point, I couldn't get him to reform solidly enough in that room to fight him, I had to go back in the open. Which is never fun against Crows. Foot soldiers? Yeah, pop em off at a distance, they're just grunts, but it had it's fair share of AI moments. Fighting ghosts too, they stopped coming at me blindly, and took up vantage points to wait for me to come out....... That game on hard, with Adaptive AI turned on was a challenge, I thought. Hmmm... I might have to retry it one day. The problem might also be me, whenever I find I a winning strategy in a game, I use it on rinse and repeat, very rarely change from winning tactics to something else for fun. Which can drain the fun out of something that is supposed to be fun. Same thing with powerful guns or grenades, I hold onto them 'just in case', then the game is completed and I had to walk past ammo because I was carrying the max awesome stuff. Recently changed style with Horizon Zero Dawn, fired different guns, embraced different tactics, consumed limited use items and I thought it was one of the best games ever. But then I can craft ammo whenever I want so I don't have the pressure to reserve for 'just in case'.
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    AMD Zen

    I liked my Pentium 3 Gigabyte motherboard.
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    Do we expect too much from revolutionary franchise sequels?

    Nah he meant the OP. I see... still, you want new people in this forum, got to encourage them. This forum is quiet, needs more human flesh.
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    Do we expect too much from revolutionary franchise sequels?

    Erm: Member Since 09 Apr 2011 Like to keep the forums small? I actually thought BioShock Infinite AI was terrible and highly predictable. I typically play games on hard settings, so I like a challenge and found with BioShock Infinite I could easily use the same moves again and again. I really don't have much nice to say about that game.
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    Do we expect too much from revolutionary franchise sequels?

    "BIOSHOCK showed that each sequel can be better." - Except for AI, which hadn't improved at all. I don't like it when developers of games or movies try to keep what was good about the first one and make more of that in the sequel. Problem I think with that is it messes with pacing, sometimes you need a slow / boring part to make the next scene seem awesome. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is an example, it threw far too much action, retro music and jokes that it never took time to allow us to give a shit about the people on the screen.
  8. I've just bought an AMD VEGA 56 from PLE for $559. I'll sell my two 7950s for whatever I can get, I just don't have the time anymore for tinkering due to kids.
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    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    I forget that I'm a long time backer for this, since 2012 I've planned on getting VR, this and upgrading my PC to make it all work. Well I've got VR now, next PC and eventually Star Citizen. I don't mind it's taking time to be released, I want something amazing.
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    PS4 Pro or PSVR discount?

    I'm not sure, I'll only buy PlayStation exclusives and get any cross platform the on the PC. If I get the PSVR there are a lot more exclusives, if I get the Pro those few exclusives will look a lot better.
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    PS4 Pro or PSVR discount?

    I just signed up to MyRepublic (a dice roll I know) and their special offer is $200 off a PS4 Pro or PSVR. Since I have a PS4 and Oculus Rift already this isn't clear cut. Getting a PS4 Pro with the discount and selling my PS4 would result in a graphics upgrade for the future Spider-Man game and for Horizon Zero Dawn DLC, however I can accept the PS4 graphics that still look good and try a different experience, however I have an Oculus Rift yet to try. Thoughts on which I should pick?
  12. Cheers, I'm gonna test this week if 7950 is even playable, I don't expect anything good.
  13. So my Oculus Rift arrived with Touch controllers and my current PC isn't exactly a power house, I don't want to spend $$$ on it because I've spent so much money on other tech it's hard to keep justifying it to the wife. Current system: Core i5-750 OC 50% at 4Ghz (That is Haswell generation there) ASUS P7P55d-E Pro (16 lanes of PCIe 2.0, USB 3.0 and crappy SATA 3 implementation that runs at SATA 2 speeds) 8GB RAM (2 x 4GB @ 1600) 512GB SSD (Thanks to Atomic / PC Authority) Corsair 500W PSU Crossfire 2 x 7950's (so many problems with Crossfire) So I don't want to spend too much to get my Oculus Rift to work with games like Elite: Dangerous, so I was thinking of not upgrading the motherboard and CPU, which I know will hamper any new GPU I purchase but it would cost a lot and I don't think the price to performance is worth it, agree or disagree? I want an AMD GPU because I like to support the underdogs. So upgrade existing system to: 16GB RAM (4 x 4GB @ 1600) AMD VEGA 56 8GB or AMD RX 580 8GB Would that allow me to play Oculus Rift well enough to enjoy it and not to puke? Considering the CPU would limit the GPU, I was thinking of undervolting and underclocking the GPU a touch to dramatically reduce power consumption and heat generation, without affecting fps (due to CPU limitation). However VEGA architecture is supposed to offer improvements in optical recognition, which is something I am trying to play with in the past few months and failing miserably at.
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    Fallout 4 thread.

    67 hours in, enjoying it a lot. However, I've encountered my first bug, a quest i failed is active in my Pip-Boy, other than that, all good. Biggest issue is hoarding, it detracts from enjoying the scenery, I need a modded in Mr Gutsy that I take into an area after I've cleared it and it will gather all resources not inside a safe or behind locked doors. Everything on bodies, in cabinets and lying around should be harvested... That way I can just enjoy the game.
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    HTPC alternatives

    Hey Nich, Bought the PS4 on the provision I wouldn't need another expensive device, now I need to buy another expensive device... Sneaky me.
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