• To celebrate the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Steam, Xbox Games Studios has provided 5 Steam copies of the game and 5 Xbox One copies of the game! We will be giving these away in the Gaming Giveaways |OT|. Some Steam copies will also be given away to the PC Gaming Era community.
  • An old favorite feature returns: Q&ERA is back! This time we'll be collecting questions for Remedy Entertainment, makers of Max Payne, Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Control. Members can submit questions for the next 4 days, 4 hours, 35 minutes, 36 seconds. Submissions will close on Dec 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM.

PC Gaming ERA | December 2019 - A Monument To All Your Sins

Devin

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Oct 27, 2017
686
Uzzy Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency should probably be in the OP. It comes out December 12th, and would probably be a much better introduction to VR for people just getting into it than Boneworks, since locomotion is based around teleportation.

 

rpm

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,507
the 24th century
The big thing holding Game Pass back is Microsoft's dog shit launcher. They absolutely must get rid of that folder-locking scheme where you don't have permission to access your game folders. Nobody else is doing that. We're now potentially running into a situation where mods are exclusive to the Steam version, so Microsoft is essentially an giving inferior version of the game from their own store.
I don't think that's PC Game Pass' biggest issue. I think the bigger issue is catalog. The PC side gets table scraps. Console Game Pass gets stuff like DMCV and Remnant while PC gets almost nothing, and when PC does get a bigger(-ish) title like Rage 2 or Bloodstained, they don't even announce it.




Rage 2 came out on PC Game Pass the same day as Console Game Pass, but they literally couldn't even fucking bother to put it on their slides. Same with Bloodstained too: announced only for Console and then it just magically shows up on the Xbox app.

I'm not saying the MS store is good or the mods thing isn't an issue, I just don't think those are GP's biggest problems in the eyes of the average consumer, the value just isn't there for a lot of people like it is on the console side, even at only $5/month
 

eonden

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Oct 25, 2017
5,176
Uzzy Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency should probably be in the OP. It comes out December 12th, and would probably be a much better introduction to VR for people just getting into it than Boneworks, since locomotion is based around teleportation.

Just write a short recommendation about the game and he will put it there.
 

SuperRiccardo

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Dec 17, 2018
179
I'd say it's highly unlikely for either of those things to happen. Capcom (and Japanese publishers as whole, really) doesn't seem interested in having their games on EGS, and RE2 came out day and date on PC as do most Capcom games
Good to know! I can't wait for this game.
I hope Capcom will remaster Code Veronica right after RE3!
 

Madjoki

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,936
Looking forward to trying Halo for the first time. I played the demo for the original on PC, but that's about all I've tried.

Heh, I'm about to retire my GTX 970 as well. It's been great, and lasted much longer than I had originally planned. My RTX 2070 Super should arrive today, which should be enough for my needs for a while at least.
My original plan was 2070 super as well, but Asus Strix 2080 got huge discount compared to 2070 super, there being 9.1€ difference (589,90€ vs 599€).
I guess it's due to 2080 being technically outdated model.
 
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Uzzy

Uzzy

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Oct 25, 2017
5,493
Life is Strange sucks btw
This action will have consequences.

Uzzy Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency should probably be in the OP. It comes out December 12th, and would probably be a much better introduction to VR for people just getting into it than Boneworks, since locomotion is based around teleportation.

That does look interesting! Lacking a VR headset myself I tend to miss these games.
 
Oct 27, 2017
941
USA
The big thing holding Game Pass back is Microsoft's dog shit launcher. They absolutely must get rid of that folder-locking scheme where you don't have permission to access your game folders. Nobody else is doing that.

We're now potentially running into a situation where mods are exclusive to the Steam version, so Microsoft is essentially an giving inferior version of the game from their own store.
The issues with installing to another drive are also a pain.

Instead of something simple like STEAM's library system it's a convoluted mess to do it for a Microsoft Store title.
 

daxy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,447
Hmmm. While I would like to get MCC for free, I would also like to play it right now... Decisions, decisions.
 

vastag

Member
Oct 26, 2017
486
With the sale I didn't realize that Imperator has a free week going on. I have been wanting to try it for some time and see what those negative reviews where all about.
 

Devin

Member
Oct 27, 2017
686
That does look interesting! Lacking a VR headset myself I tend to miss these games.
Here's a better recommendation for it:

Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency is a stealth-action VR title, and followup to an early and popular full VR game. The teleportation in the great feels great, but it also allows you to preview an area before moving there, so you can avoid nasty surprises. Throwing knives in the first game felt great, and the sequel looks like it will add quite a few interesting new tools. Designed to be playable without playing the original, this is a great game for people just getting into VR.
 

Exzyleph

Member
Oct 25, 2017
611

Seems Valve added a "Merchandise" part for the store:



Thanks Exzyleph for noticing, well 708
It actually appears that this section has been there since that store page went up in 2016, going by archive.org.
I guess that we all forgot :D