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Yep, joined the group. You also have to be using the beta Steam client to actually use the streaming, but that was specified in the invite.

Cool, yeah I've been in the group for a while and am using the beta client so hopefully should hear soon.
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brought

:hmm:

Glad they're at least offering some kind of refund now; I can see that the issue of non-Steam-bought keys would be a difficult one to solve, so can somewhat forgive that. Now they just need to add the option to non pre-order titles (for when you buy a game and it just doesn't work/is utterly broken/rubbish) in the same fashion as Origin.

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When I complained about my MGS:Rev pre order in the sale (ordered it 30min in and then the price dropped further) customer support where really happy to help, and correct. Seemed to have an easy process set up for it, so makes sense to automate

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I thought something was up the other day, Uplay and BT Infinity aren't working with each other. Of course they blame each other which isn't much use, Ubisoft have said they're working on it though.

Which is a bugger as I'm currently playing through ACIV and picked up Blacklist and Future Soldier in the Winter sale.

Edit: Pulling the network cable allows me to put Uplay into offilne mode and play ACIV, doesn't work with Splinter Cell as I've not registered it yet.

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I'm getting awful issues with uplay today also. I've redeemed the code that 000 offered for Far Cry Blood Dragon but I just cant get the uplay client to log on at all in order to download the game. So then I tried to use their technical support/ask a question website, I typed in all the necessary information, hit submit and then got "a technical error has occurred" message.

Bloody uplay! The sooner they get rid of it the better. (And well done to the Rocksmith 2014 team for patching the PC game to stop the client force-load).

edit: looks like it is working now, finally downloading the game

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See also me and the most recent Heroes, Settlers and Splinter Cell games - I got all of them eventually, but only when they were at rock-bottom prices, whereas without uPlay I'd have been there day one for all of them. At least the system is no longer always-online-required in new games, but the regular outages are still enough to put me off from every trying to get their games at release.

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There is a petition started on Neogaf to convince Sega to bring ports of Bayonetta, Vanquish, Virtua Fighter 5 to PC. Maybe a waste of time but no harm in signing and showing support. Dark Souls was petitioned I believe so you never know. I've signed up.

https://www.change.org/petitions/sega-increase-the-number-of-releases-for-the-pc-bayonetta-vanquish-virtua-fighter-5-etc

Get the guy who is petitioning Sega to give the Shenmue license away on the case - that'll make it happen!

;)

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Hey Ubisoft, I'm actually not going to buy Might & Magic X (a game I'd normally jump at) because of Uplay. How's that working out for you.

*smashes head off keyboard*

I just bought it and I'm mired in Uplay hell. I've downloaded the game, installed it, logged into Uplay, input the serial number, linked the game to my account and ... there's no Play option. How the cuntfucking Christ am I supposed to launch the game? Where do I go? What do I click? Why can't I just double click the game on my Steam list and - imagine this - start playing?

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Close it down and start it again, will now go through Uplay automatically when you launch the game.

Does seem for some reason after registering games in Uplay it doesn't always show the play button. Just done Blacklist and Future Soldier now that Uplay and BT are working together, Blacklist gave me a play button but Future Soldier didn't.

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There was a time when you'd buy a game, take it home, and spend an hour trying to load it with a different combination of Volume and Tone settings on the tape deck, maybe event fiddling with your azimuth setting if you were really brave. The playground was your Google.

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There was a time when you'd buy a game, take it home, and spend an hour trying to load it with a different combination of Volume and Tone settings on the tape deck, maybe event fiddling with your azimuth setting if you were really brave. The playground was your Google.

That time was known as 'when GFWL was around'.

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I finally got into the home streaming beta on Thursday, and was rather impressed with the results. There was no perceptible controller lag at all, as far as I can tell. I tested this with DmC which is pretty fast paced, and never felt like there was any delay. The picture quality is fantastic too, with stuff looking very slightly washed out but completely free from artifacting, after a few seconds at the start of a stream. I did have a slight issue with Tomb Raider though if I cranked the settings up too high. I ended up with a very choppy stream despite the benchmark claiming it was averaging at a fairly decent fps, so it clearly can't handle streams if it's being taxed too far, but that's to be expected really. Turning off Tressfx sorted that completely in this case.

My only complaint so far is that it doesn't handle non-Steam games very well at the moment. I tried AC4, which brings up the Uplay launcher just fine but then just kicks you to a black screen with only the sound being streamed. When I checked the host PC I found that the picture was still being displayed back there. I didn't realise it supported non-Steam games at all before this though, so assuming it gets improved it's a cool feature.

The streaming integration itself is completely seamless. Your list of installed games automatically includes games installed on all your PCs, and you have a choice of where to play it from if it's installed on more than one. You also still have the choice to install it on any of your PCs, so you can remotely kick off a download on a host PC from any client.

All in all, for a beta I was very impressed. Better still, even without the beta client it means you can now log into the Steam client on any PC without it kicking you off the rest. :)

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Hnnnnnngh must have beta. My PC is in the living room at the moment again, spoiling my clean lines and warm colours. It looks like the Tardis just materialised beside the TV.

Thinking about building a Steambox with the Corsair 250D and the newish ITX mobo and mini GTX760 from MSI.

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Just got hold of Might and Magic X, god knows when i'll get round to playing it but I'm a sucker for old school dungeon crawlers and grimrock 2 looks so far off.



I've been loving AC3 this weekend, despite the hate it seems to pick up. Bout 30 odd percent through according to the anus, so it could still nosedive I guess.

Thanks again decider.

I felt that towards the end is where it did really fall to bits game wise, that's when all the odd things started appearing.

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I've been playing the new one, Might and Magic X: Legacy for the last couple of days and really enjoying it. Kind of like an open world Legend of Grimrock, although a bit more combat focused than puzzley.

I haven't played any others in the main series though, so I can't really compare it, only the Heroes of M&M games, which are completely different.

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