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Re: Valve EU Fine Follow-up
Jan 20, 2021, 19:36
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Re: Valve EU Fine Follow-up Jan 20, 2021, 19:36
Jan 20, 2021, 19:36
 
Huh. I guess they should import all physical items at zero shipping fees and no import taxes, since that’s basically what they’re asking game companies to compete with digitally.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 18, 2021, 18:10
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 18, 2021, 18:10
Jan 18, 2021, 18:10
 
What a worthless sizzle reel. I couldn’t tell who or what was going on in 90% of it, so why would I get even remotely excited about any of it?
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Jan 17, 2021, 23:09
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 17, 2021, 23:09
Jan 17, 2021, 23:09
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2021, 13:37:
I never bought into the optane ecosystem, seems Intel didn’t either.

The laptop I bought in August has one of these hybrid Optane/ssd drives. It works quite well, although I’d hate to have to reinstall the OS on it. Setting up Optane is a HUGE pain in the ass.

With SSD prices now, it’s a dead idea. It made sense back when SSDs were small and pricey.

We have one drive left in the store. I might build it into one of our floor models just so it goes out the door.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jan 14, 2021, 12:00
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Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 14, 2021, 12:00
Jan 14, 2021, 12:00
 
Under-display webcams SUCK. We have a friends with laptops like this and on discord/zoom meetings we spend the entire time looking up their noses. It’s a terrible angle.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 11, 2021, 12:26
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 11, 2021, 12:26
Jan 11, 2021, 12:26
 
Lol
Translation:
“We’re having a hard time finding a host for our treason-planning platform.”
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 7, 2021, 17:27
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 7, 2021, 17:27
Jan 7, 2021, 17:27
 
mxmissile wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 17:19:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 15:19:
WTF. When the fuck does this end? Is Twitter that afraid of offending qAnon users?

I know trump is a big meany, but really, go get a job, get 45% of your paycheck raped for LGPTQ pedo-rights studies, then and only then come back here and post that. Otherwise, your just jumping on the cool trendy bandwagon from mom's basement.

I’m confused by this. Are you saying you’re FOR blatant sedition?
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Re: Get The Long Dark for Free
Dec 19, 2020, 20:35
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Re: Get The Long Dark for Free Dec 19, 2020, 20:35
Dec 19, 2020, 20:35
 
Also, on Uplay (or whatever they named it now), all the previous freebies for the week are available today only. Three games and some dlc.
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Re: PlayStation Edition of Cyberpunk 2077 Yoinked
Dec 18, 2020, 14:34
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Re: PlayStation Edition of Cyberpunk 2077 Yoinked Dec 18, 2020, 14:34
Dec 18, 2020, 14:34
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 18, 2020, 13:43:
Primalchrome wrote on Dec 18, 2020, 12:45:
Comments from CD PROJEKT do *not* make them look good....
https://twitter.com/CyberpunkGame/status/1339846154176126976?s=20
They should be falling on their sword rather than "....but you can still go buy it at brick and mortar! (just understand *they* are responsible for the refund, not *us*.)"
Comments on that tweet are priceless.

There was zero downside and nothing to lose by delaying the release on individual sku's until the game was ready.
And now they're paying the price.
I don't doubt that in a few months the game will be where it should have been on release date.

But ffs, they need to get control of their messaging.
Because right now it's a hot mess. Wall

Nah, Cutter's actually dead-on here. If they waited on the last-gen ports too long, there wouldn't be anyone to purchase that version. They'd have spent MORE time and effort for fewer sales. That's the logic their management took. Also, you can't release the PC version first, and then months later, release a much, MUCH worse looking game for full price, even if there weren't new consoles out.
It's a crap situation to be in, imagine how demoralized the actual developers are right now. The Internet is full of hate for the thing they spent 8 years working on, because the low-end release of the game looks/runs like a low end release. I read in the comments that one review site dropped their review score because the version they DIDN'T review doesn't match the one they DID? That's ridiculous; if the versions are that different, issue different scores depending on platform.
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Re: 2M Microsoft Flight Simulator Pilots; VR Update Next Week
Dec 18, 2020, 14:21
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Re: 2M Microsoft Flight Simulator Pilots; VR Update Next Week Dec 18, 2020, 14:21
Dec 18, 2020, 14:21
 
Richard Thomas wrote on Dec 18, 2020, 13:50:
I wish they'd fix the major issues (e.g. AI pilot simply cannot fly the plane correctly) before they worried about VR.

The game isn't made by one person. VR support isn't going to be hindering AI programming, in terms of who gets tasked with the work.
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Re: Epic Holiday Sale Begins; Get Cities: Skylines for Free
Dec 18, 2020, 09:14
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Re: Epic Holiday Sale Begins; Get Cities: Skylines for Free Dec 18, 2020, 09:14
Dec 18, 2020, 09:14
 
Outer Wilds and Journey to the Savage Planet are both $5 after the coupon. I played through JttSP in one day co-op, although it took the entire day. Very funny, great adventure game. Don’t get the DLC, it’s unfortunately appropriately named.
Outer Wilds is supposedly fantastic, at $5 it’s kinda stupid NOT to pick it up.
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Re: GOG.COM Winter Sale Includes Free Prison Architect
Dec 16, 2020, 18:35
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Re: GOG.COM Winter Sale Includes Free Prison Architect Dec 16, 2020, 18:35
Dec 16, 2020, 18:35
 
Control is $20, and well worth that price. It’s as if Warehouse 13 was taken as seriously as the X-files or Fringe. One of the best story-based games I’ve played in years, even if the ending is a bit too much.

The first expansion is a bit of a bore, and I haven’t played the second one as my machine struggles to run the game currently. Shelved until I can land a 3080. Currently on a 1080, but I have a 1440p Ultrawide monitor and Control is just too demanding. The main game’s story was so good I played at 40-45fps, not smoothly, anyway.
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Re: Nvidia Rumored To Launch RTX 3060 In January, RTX 3080 Ti in February.
Dec 16, 2020, 02:56
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Re: Nvidia Rumored To Launch RTX 3060 In January, RTX 3080 Ti in February. Dec 16, 2020, 02:56
Dec 16, 2020, 02:56
 
MeanJim wrote on Dec 15, 2020, 23:47:
The need to launch the fucking 3070 and 3080 first. Fucking vaporhardware.

Yeah, the issue appears to largely be ddr6 production levels. Nvidia tried to minimize this with only putting 10gb of ram on their cards, pushing the 20gb models out to coincide with plant expansions expected early 2021.
It sucks, all the new hardware is vaporware currently.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Dec 14, 2020, 10:11
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Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 14, 2020, 10:11
Dec 14, 2020, 10:11
 
Alyx is incredible, although if it's the first VR game you play, everything else will feel extremely retro. Valve pulled some voodoo bullshit to make Alyx look as good as it does, I just hope they license the Source2VR engine so more games can stand a CHANCE of looking/running similarly.

I mean, you just KNOW they're showing off when the very first scene looks better than ANYTHING else in VR, and then they immediately show you they can render that through a translucent window on top of it.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Dec 13, 2020, 18:34
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 13, 2020, 18:34
Dec 13, 2020, 18:34
 
Glad it’s not a terrible injury. Cavill was WAY better than I expected him to be as Geralt, and I hope he has a swift recovery so I can watch more of his work.
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Re: CDPR Getting Full Cyberpunk Bonuses Despite Reviews
Dec 13, 2020, 13:02
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Re: CDPR Getting Full Cyberpunk Bonuses Despite Reviews Dec 13, 2020, 13:02
Dec 13, 2020, 13:02
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 13, 2020, 11:59:
Just ordered my ASUS RTX 3070 TUF O8G. Fucking CP77. My wife will murder me.

Congrats on finding one! Assuming, of course, that you got one at normal price, and didn't make a scalper super happy.
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Re: Damn you achievements!!
Dec 11, 2020, 09:01
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Re: Damn you achievements!! Dec 11, 2020, 09:01
Dec 11, 2020, 09:01
 
Is the goal to make the entire US? Are any of the currently-available states connected, and can you drive from one to the next without a load screen?
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Blue's logo today
Dec 8, 2020, 15:11
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Blue's logo today Dec 8, 2020, 15:11
Dec 8, 2020, 15:11
 
Awww yiss Citizen Kabuto! The multiplayer was tons of fun, although the Reapers were bonkers OP. Two reapers who would combo their attacks could easily destroy Kabuto and 10+ Mechs players, even if they teamed up.

I can still hear the Smarties' voices clear as day. "Oh, yes...GREAT!" and "Plus...me balls are saggy."
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Re: Blizzard: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Dec 8, 2020, 15:05
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Re: Blizzard: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Dec 8, 2020, 15:05
Dec 8, 2020, 15:05
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 8, 2020, 14:15:
Wow, so people are still playing WoW?

Yep. The wife wanted to see the new content, so we're both back in.

Currently, it feels like there's not much to do once you finish the main storyline. In THAT regard, the story is the most cohesive they've ever done. The downside is that there's no variation to it as you replay it for each character. Yes, you can skip it if you want, but then you have to level your character through extremely repetitive daily quests, which are limited in number and far slower than blowing through the campaign again.

The artwork is top notch, although they went a ways overboard in the third zone, Ardenweald. It's absolutely gorgeous, but it'll bring most machines to their knees from any high vantage point, when no other zone is even HALF the work to render. It may also just be the 16-year-old game engine hitting some intrinsic limits.

I'm finding I'm spending as much time in the previous expansion's content, which we only saw the first part of and then we quit playing for a couple years.

I'm glad for it; I'll be waiting until I can get a 3080 before getting into Cyberpunk, so it'll keep me distracted until then.
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Re: More on Epilepsy and Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 8, 2020, 14:33
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Re: More on Epilepsy and Cyberpunk 2077 Dec 8, 2020, 14:33
Dec 8, 2020, 14:33
 
"A disclaimer warning at the beginning isn’t enough."

Why not? Why is it always someone ELSE'S responsibility? If you're prone to epileptic seizures from flashing lights, you need to be wary of anything with that warning. If you see the warning and decide to use the product ANYWAY, whose fault is that?
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition on GOG.com Tomorrow
Nov 23, 2020, 21:02
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition on GOG.com Tomorrow Nov 23, 2020, 21:02
Nov 23, 2020, 21:02
 
Steev, you thought Aloy was a downer? I always thought she was WAY too optimistic, considering the world she lives in.

HZD’s world is pretty damn cool, and the story was fantastic. Yes, like ANY open world, the 100% completion stuff is tedious. But I’m stupid-excited for the sequel.
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