(PCGT VI) cstrike:source - is it now a Sunday thing?

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
Jenuall
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Jenuall
Location: 40 light-years outside of the Exeter nebula

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Jenuall » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:25 pm

I always check them out but I don't think I've bought anything in the Steam sales for years now, doesn't feel like they are as crazy as they used to be.

No doubt there's some good bargains there but back in the day it felt like you could pick up so much more for less - top recent titles going for just a few quid and the like.

Image
User avatar
That's not a growth
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by That's not a growth » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:27 pm

My understanding is they got less aggressive when they had to implement consumer friendly practices like easy refunds.

User avatar
andretmzt
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Fareham

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by andretmzt » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:31 pm

I'm seeing a lot of 50-70% off deals on my wishlist. Lot of decent deals too looking at the homepage. I'm just not that fussed about anything though.

HSH28 wrote:No Last Guardian.
No new exclusive PS4 games.
No longer free MP for PS4.

Microsoft win E3.
User avatar
Ironhide
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Autobot City

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Ironhide » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:35 pm

andretmzt wrote:I'm seeing a lot of 50-70% off deals on my wishlist. Lot of decent deals too looking at the homepage. I'm just not that fussed about anything though.


Same here, there's loads of discounted games on my wishlist but my backlog is already far too long without adding to it.

Image
User avatar
Pedz
Twitch Team
Joined in 2009

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Pedz » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:46 pm

Jenuall wrote:I always check them out but I don't think I've bought anything in the Steam sales for years now, doesn't feel like they are as crazy as they used to be.

No doubt there's some good bargains there but back in the day it felt like you could pick up so much more for less - top recent titles going for just a few quid and the like.


I find most of the time other places do sales cheaper, like Humble Bundle, Green Man Gaming, Fanatical etc.

Image
User avatar
Jenuall
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Jenuall
Location: 40 light-years outside of the Exeter nebula

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Jenuall » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:49 pm

Pedz wrote:
Jenuall wrote:I always check them out but I don't think I've bought anything in the Steam sales for years now, doesn't feel like they are as crazy as they used to be.

No doubt there's some good bargains there but back in the day it felt like you could pick up so much more for less - top recent titles going for just a few quid and the like.


I find most of the time other places do sales cheaper, like Humble Bundle, Green Man Gaming, Fanatical etc.

Yeah other places have really upped their sales game. Combine that with the fact that there are no so many other things practically throwing games at you these day - across Twitch Prime, Game Pass and Epic freebies I've got more stuff than ever - I feel less and less inclined to actually take a punt on Steam sales!

Image
User avatar
Tafdolphin
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Tafdolphin » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:24 pm

I've forgotten if we have a specific PC upgrade thread, but I'm looking for some opinions. Looking to upgrade for Cyberpunk and I'm thinking of getting the below:

Image

It's in French, but you get the gist.

Does that look like a decent combo? I'll be keeping my GTX1070 for the time being.

Night Call: a game what I worked on. Out now!
t: @Tafdolphin | Twitch: Tafdolphin
User avatar
Jenuall
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Jenuall
Location: 40 light-years outside of the Exeter nebula

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Jenuall » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:28 pm

Looks like a solid move. Couple of points though:

Pretty sure the Ryzen 4000 series CPUs for desktop are coming soon so if Cyberpunk is your target then it might be worth waiting a while to see what those offer closer to release?

Ryzen CPUs scale especially well with faster RAM so there's an argument to go for something higher than the 3200Mhz Corsair you've picked there.

Image
User avatar
Tafdolphin
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Tafdolphin » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:35 pm

Brill, cheers! I think I'm going to stave off a decision anyway as I think the RTX 3XXXs are hitting soon? Might lower the cost of the 2XXX series so I could go for a complete overhaul.

Night Call: a game what I worked on. Out now!
t: @Tafdolphin | Twitch: Tafdolphin
User avatar
That's not a growth
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by That's not a growth » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:52 pm

Apparently due in August going by rumours.

User avatar
andretmzt
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Fareham

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by andretmzt » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:42 pm

I think Zen 3 is due next year, there will however be Ryzen 3000XT CPUs coming out in the near future which might be worth waiting for, either to see whether you want to opt for something with increased performance or whether it would bring prices down for non-XT parts.

Frequency on the RAM is important for Ryzen but as you can see from this video, there is a lot more to it. I think the RAM is absolutely fine and it should work with the motherboard as it's on the QVL list.

Agree about the rumours for RTX3000 series, we'll be getting more news about them in the coming months. I myself would wait though, for Nvidia to iron out any problems and also to see if they release a 'Super' series a few months later. But if you want something from the 2000 series, maybe prices will come down. Maybe some used 1080Tis will come onto the market as people have a reason to upgrade them.

I think you could save yourself a decent chunk of cash going with the R5 3600 and a B550 motherboard though. Depends on the use case though as those extra cores will come in use, perhaps especially in Cyberpunk if it is designed up make more use of them.

HSH28 wrote:No Last Guardian.
No new exclusive PS4 games.
No longer free MP for PS4.

Microsoft win E3.
User avatar
Lagamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Lagamorph » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:10 am

Decided to buy Yakuza 2 Kiwami and Family Man in the Steam sale, that'll probably be about it though I think.

Man I miss Flash sales :(

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right
User avatar
Trelliz
Doctor ♥
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Trelliz » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:15 am

Lagamorph wrote:Decided to buy Yakuza 2 Kiwami and Family Man in the Steam sale, that'll probably be about it though I think.

Man I miss Flash sales :(


I don't miss not having basic consumer rights for digital purchases.

Tragic Magic wrote:I'm giving esteem a name of crafty Fu mining pinitz strawberry float me I live roasted ponuts

Never pre-order or pre-purchase a console, game or season pass.
User avatar
Lagamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Lagamorph » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:46 am

Trelliz wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Decided to buy Yakuza 2 Kiwami and Family Man in the Steam sale, that'll probably be about it though I think.

Man I miss Flash sales :(


I don't miss not having basic consumer rights for digital purchases.

It's not like there was some fundamental technical incompatibility that stopped them from having both, Valve just chose to make it a one or the other situation.

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right
User avatar
Knoyleo
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Knoyleo » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:28 am

Flash sales were a pain, because you could easily miss them if busy at work, or out doing something in the evening. Dailies were good.

User avatar
Qikz
#420BlazeIt ♥
Joined in 2011

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Qikz » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:41 am

Knoyleo wrote:Flash sales were a pain, because you could easily miss them if busy at work, or out doing something in the evening. Dailies were good.


Agreed, flash sales were sometimes cheaper which was amazing, but if you missed them you'd never see that price again :/

Image
The Watching Artist wrote:I feel so inept next to Qikz...
User avatar
Qikz
#420BlazeIt ♥
Joined in 2011

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Qikz » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:48 am

https://www.pcgamer.com/thousands-of-ev ... s-birthday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67zYJF7 ... =emb_title

Guy unfortunately from the EVE community finds out his cancer has returned and is terminal so the major alliances all join together with some developers in some of their most expensive ships to have one massive battle to commemorate his most likely final birthday. Not gonna lie that's made me tear up a bit.

Image
The Watching Artist wrote:I feel so inept next to Qikz...
User avatar
<]:^D
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by <]:^D » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:43 pm

i watched the video about a guy i know nothing about in a game ive never played and started tearing up a bit :x :wub:

User avatar
andretmzt
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Fareham

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by andretmzt » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:15 pm

I'm surprised in some respects. In Planetside a group of players flew a bunch of Liberators over a 'funeral' I guess you could say and bombed the gooseberry fool out of it. Sort of behaviour I'd expect in Eve too.

HSH28 wrote:No Last Guardian.
No new exclusive PS4 games.
No longer free MP for PS4.

Microsoft win E3.
User avatar
Meep
Member
Joined in 2010
Location: Belfast

PostRe: (PCGT VI) cstrike:source - GRcade/PCS get together - Sunday 28th 8pm
by Meep » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:19 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I've forgotten if we have a specific PC upgrade thread, but I'm looking for some opinions. Looking to upgrade for Cyberpunk and I'm thinking of getting the below:

Image

It's in French, but you get the gist.

Does that look like a decent combo? I'll be keeping my GTX1070 for the time being.

Wait to get old of a B550 chipset motherboard and Zen 3 processor (Ryzen 4000 series).

Not really sure what AMD is thinking with the XT processors. They have confirmed Ryzen gen 4 is coming this year so there seems every incentive to just wait.


Return to “Games”