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「Echo」

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Mt. Whatever
If you're into flaghship phones, surely.

I just bought a 'new' (secondhand, bought in June) phone last month. It's the zenfone max pro m2 and I paid $140 for it. It has a decent quadcore cpu, 6gb ram, and 5k battery. It'll last for years in my hands (my previous phone which is also secondhand lasted 4 years). I love the electronic secondhand market in my country. People like to change their stuff so often and the prices fall pretty quickly.
My current phone is a middle-of-the-road Huawei lol, but my previous one was a flagship HTC I loved to death. (the all metal HTC One M7). And literally I loved it to death, I used it for almost 5 years until the battery crapped out and it stopped getting updates.

Thing is, I game a lot on my phone these days, probably more than any other device just because a smartphone is something you always have on your person right?

There are external factors at play here as well, like this...

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Remember to check for FGO compatibility and to check the list of phones which won’t work with FGO after the engine update
... yeah. :unsure: But well, should be fine with most any modern phone. I kinda wanna skip out on Chinese brands this time though because they tend to be super strict about memory management and I've had FGO crash now and again because of that, and it will throw error codes my way which indicate my phone is rooted (but it's not.)

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FunktionJCB

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A question:
I'm not at home, and I just received my pre-order key for The Dark Pictures Anthology - Man of Medan from the Bandai Namco website.
I activated it using the web browser, but from the licenses page, I'm not seeing if I got the pre-order DLC (the "Curator's Cut").

Is there any way I can check if I got that DLC (outside of using the Steam client)?
thanks
 
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Rosenkrantz

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Everyone wants a new phone and I'm perfectly fine with a 7 years old Xperia and 6 years old iPhone 5. Never had a slight problem with either of them and Xperia's battery still going strong. Admittedly, I don't play much on them (sometimes I boot Ghost Trick, AA or TWEWY), but I use them a lot for their direct purposes: calls, messaging and internet. Hopefully there's still good 2-3 years in them.
 
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Deques

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A question:
I'm not at home, and I just received my pre-order key for The Dark Pictures Anthology - Man of Medan from the Bandai Namco website.
I activated it using the web browser, but from the licenses page, I'm not seeing if I got the pre-order DLC (the "Curator's Cut").

Is there any way I can check if I got that DLC (outside of using the Steam client)?
thanks
Maybe try SteamDB and install their addon. Owned items are highlighted

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MJunioR

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A question:
I'm not at home, and I just received my pre-order key for The Dark Pictures Anthology - Man of Medan from the Bandai Namco website.
I activated it using the web browser, but from the licenses page, I'm not seeing if I got the pre-order DLC (the "Curator's Cut").

Is there any way I can check if I got that DLC (outside of using the Steam client)?
thanks
Do you have the Steam app installed on your phone? If so, all you need is to check the 'Support' page and type in Man of Medan. Once it shows up, select it and you will be able to see all DLCs you currently own for it. You can do the same through a web browser as long as you're logged on Steam.
 
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Cordelia

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I wanted to save for a Switch Lite this holiday season, but I remembered today I also need a new phone. Phones are expensive... :face-with-cold-sweat:
Don't get a flagship phones and you are good. Mid tier Samsung phones are really good for their price. If your country sell Xiaomi phones it's even better, they have the best price/performance.
 
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Alextended

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Can vouch for Xiaomi, have an A2, it's very good though just under the minimum GPU for something like Fortnite (not that I'd play it) so I'd go for a step up today.

Upgraded last year from a Moto G 2013 which was my first smartphone after having an LG Cookie (?) feature phone after having random dumb phones, lol.
 
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Cordelia

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There are so many games from Hamble's Bamco BYOB that I want. But knowing me I wouldn't have time to play through the games I want. But also I know it won't be this cheap again in a long time

Unless you already have it, get SAO Hollow Realization, it's the best SAO game.
 

Mivey

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Eh.
Classic Falcom design ftw! :blobyesanime:
I like them both. I just wish Falcom wouldn't try to make their games bigger in scope, with dozens of characters and huge maps. I feel that's why IX doesn't look as impressive as it could be. If you are a small team, then you should be better aware of your strengths and weaknesses.

Kvik : I agree that Ys Seven was peak in terms of art style
 
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FunktionJCB

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Do you have the Steam app installed on your phone? If so, all you need is to check the 'Support' page and type in Man of Medan. Once it shows up, select it and you will be able to see all DLCs you currently own for it. You can do the same through a web browser as long as you're logged on Steam.
Thanks. That did the trick. (y)
It seems I have the DLC. :)
 
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Tizoc

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Yeah Ys Seven Adol is best design as it modernizes but keeps the chest plate armor of classic rpg heroes era.
 

Cordelia

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Looks like I haven't added it to the cart. The other SAO games I can skip? I added Fatal Bullet Complete Edition since I got the base game but not the dlcs, and it is cheaper to get it than the dlcs separately
Hmm the story doesn't really connect to each other. Except Accel World one that gives you more insight to Accel World's story.
 

Knurek

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Remember folks, don't buy everything from Bamco's BYOB - leave some games for next year, where they will surely have Ace Combat 7, Digimon Cyber Sleuth and Tales of Vesperia available.
 
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Mivey

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Enami's art is godly.


(Elie from Zero/Ao no Kiseki)
We were talking Ys here. Trails is almost always amazing (with the exception of Cold Steel 1 and 2, not a fan of the high school inspired things)
 

Kvik

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Downunder.
We were talking Ys here. Trails is almost always amazing (with the exception of Cold Steel 1 and 2, not a fan of the high school inspired things)
I simply won't miss any chance to shill Enami's art at every opportunity.


But back to Ys --- It seems their designs are becoming very dense, following the Eternian designs from VIII. not that it's such a bad thing, or course.


 
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Tizoc

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LOL.
Special K won't work on Dark Void due to securom
I forgot the game has no cheevos but just wanted to test injecting it, and securom kicked in and didn't launch the game
 

Ge0force

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Paging Ge0force
Gears 5 for 40 bucks
Thanks m8! But sadly this is the Windows Store version, with all game files locked down. I'd rather not support this for the sake of unlimited modding.

I'm difficult, I know ☺
Brb, looking for an EGS game deal for GhostTrick !
Bring some anime for lashman as well 👌
 

Li Kao

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Thanks m8! But sadly this is the Windows Store version, with all game files locked down. I'd rather not support this for the sake of unlimited modding.

I'm difficult, I know ☺
Not really, you have solid reasons, I'm dumb dumb sometimes :fashionblob:
 
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FunnyJay

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Damnit!
I was playing Hitman 2 for 2 hours or something, then my computer totally shutdown on me while viewing the map.
This has happened a few times the last year. First, while playing Anno 2205, then while playing Just Cause 3. All quite hardware intensive games. The crashes occurred a few months apart.

Windows logs only show that the computer shutdown unexpectedly, so I have no idea what the underlying issue is.

Things like this bother me to no end. Not knowing what is the issue.
 

FunktionJCB

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A question: based on past entries, would someone who barely played the first Gears of War game would be able to start playing Gears 5, and understand thing, plotwise?
Are there usually any recaps, or something, so that people can catch-up as they play?

Additionally, how are the games, in terms of SP content (generous length campaign, alternate modes, ...)?

thanks :)
 
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Li Kao

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A question: based on past entries, would someone who barely played the first Gears of War game would be able to start playing Gears 5, and understand thing, plotwise?
Are there usually any recaps, or something, so that people can catch-up as they play?

Additionally, how are the games, in terms of SP content (generous length campaign, alternate modes, ...)?

thanks :)
Mmh, 100% out of my rear end I would say maybe start with 4 ? There was some years between 3 and 4 and it wouldddd be logical for 4 to be more open to new players. I don't know, I just played 1-2 and patiently (not) waiting for PC versions or emulation of the rest of the entries. Judging by recent developments, emulation is sooner.
 

yuraya

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Damnit!
I was playing Hitman 2 for 2 hours or something, then my computer totally shutdown on me while viewing the map.
This has happened a few times the last year. First, while playing Anno 2205, then while playing Just Cause 3. All quite hardware intensive games. The crashes occurred a few months apart.

Windows logs only show that the computer shutdown unexpectedly, so I have no idea what the underlying issue is.

Things like this bother me to no end. Not knowing what is the issue.
What are your temps like when the pc shuts down? Do you have MSI afterburner installed? Could be your powersupply or gpu fans that need tinkering. Its usually one of those two things when pc randomly shuts down like that.

Also if you have Win10 go to settings and disable game mode + game bar. Those things caused my rig to shutdown a bunch earlier in the year for wtvr reason.
 

AHA-Lambda

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Aaaand I finally caught up, phew! :p

On the games front recently, I finished Telling Lies yesterday, and as someone who found Her Story intriguing but overrated I personally much preferred Telling Lies.
Largely I think, quite simply due to the story being more interesting this time around to me personally, but that said I felt like I'd gotten my fill of understanding the intrigue and sussing out everything that was going on before I had finished it (I finished it with just under 50% of all clips discovered), so I feel little incentive to go back and explore the other routes frankly.

Will start Man of Medan tonight as my next thing to play.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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FunnyJay My new card did that until i installed the Fan Control software, apparently the default bios settings are trash on EVGA.
As yuraya said Check temps of CPU, GPU and Chassis, Check PSU fan runs when under load, check if you need to run an app for your GPU etc.

Super tempted by Man of Medan but i've just stolen all the SAO games from Hamble together with My Witch Academia. I also got Headspun, Knights and Bikes, & Un Pas Fragile from Steam... well i would but PayPal don't want me giving Gabe any money today. Has Tim moneyhatted PayPal!?

edit: Worked via the Steam Client on my VM. Odd.
 
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Mivey

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I simply won't miss any chance to shill Enami's art at every opportunity.


But back to Ys --- It seems their designs are becoming very dense, following the Eternian designs from VIII. not that it's such a bad thing, or course.


I think that "density" is the reason why I don't like the look of the models on 3D. But that might also be affected by the bad image quality, I'll judge it properly on PC, with SGSAA on ideally.
 
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My phone can't open a web page decently (I can't open Meta on it!), and currently doesn't even vibrate. :p

I use the phone pretty much as an mp3 player, and occasionally to make and receive calls.
That's enough for me. :)
Actually, my phone is a Samsung Chat 3353. Not a smartphone : can't go on any website, no app, no QR code scan... just calls and text message.

Good thing is : already lost it in a bus or in subway, always found it back because no one wants to steal it :)
 
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Ape Out is pretty fun. It's available on PC game pass (where Im playing it) and currently on sale on Steam at 40%off.
 
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