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Re: AMD Game Bundle Expands to 6900 XT
Sep 16, 2021, 16:21
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Re: AMD Game Bundle Expands to 6900 XT Sep 16, 2021, 16:21
Sep 16, 2021, 16:21
 
The Microcenter in Detroit had a wall of AMD cards...most people going in weren't interested. Nvidia or bust! Personally, I'm avoiding AMD video cards. The hardware is solid, but jesus christ they can't figure out drivers to save their lives. They still...STILL! ...haven't fixed the fan curve issue for their 580/590 cards that they introduced nearly two years ago. The default fan curve (which the drivers will auto-revert to in the event of a driver crash) is too low for the cards' thermal limits. Most of the cards will shut off at 80c, and the fan curve isnt' set to go above "very slow" until 85c. You can manually adjust the fan curve, but if the system or video drivers ever crash, you have to go back in and redo it again. The entire problem was caused by AMD trying to make the cards quieter (Because Nvidia had released the near-dead-silent 1000 series) and then clearly forgetting the line of cards even exists.

While I'm not a fan of Nvidia CONSTANTLY putting out new, proprietary gimmicks, some of them are absolutely better than AMD's attempts to match them. DLSS is the big one for me, it *should* mean I can keep my current card for longer than I normally would want to, because I'll be able to scrape decent framerates out of games that put the screws to my card later on. AMD's version of it leaves some weird artifacts, at least in its current design.
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Re: DEATHLOOP Released
Sep 14, 2021, 21:54
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Re: DEATHLOOP Released Sep 14, 2021, 21:54
Sep 14, 2021, 21:54
 
Darks wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 18:11:
Too much gimmicky Bullet Storm garbage in the game and on top of that Denuvo. No thank you!!!

Hey now, Bulletstork was fucking hilarious, and had some wild set pieces. That’s not the insult you meant it to be.

And yes, I see how Bulletstork is spelled there. My phone autocorrected to that at some point long in the past, and has held onto it for years.
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Re: GeForce NOW! Data Dive Mentions God of War and More
Sep 14, 2021, 08:33
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Re: GeForce NOW! Data Dive Mentions God of War and More Sep 14, 2021, 08:33
Sep 14, 2021, 08:33
 
Basically, if a game was a PS4 exclusive, it's worth checking out if it comes to PC. God of War, Uncharted, Spider-man, HZD, Ratchet & Clank, Last of Us, Shadow of the Colossus' remake.
I hope that if Uncharted 4 does well on PC that they'll port the 1-3 collection as well. The first game is a bit rough, the second game is a masterpiece, the third game...well, there's a third game. It exists. The second game, though, is so good that I never expected them to be able to surpass it. But they did! With 4.

Kinda sad that only like...two Xbox One exclusives were worth checking out. Sea of Thieves (and that's only *with friends* that it's worth playing), and of course the Forza Horizon games.
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Re: Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection Coming to PC
Sep 9, 2021, 19:22
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Re: Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection Coming to PC Sep 9, 2021, 19:22
Sep 9, 2021, 19:22
 
Oh shit, the best game of the series! It’s a shame they aren’t putting 1-3 in as well, for story purposes, but 4 works prior characters in in a way that makes it easy to know their place.
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Re: Morning Screenshots
Sep 9, 2021, 15:42
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Re: Morning Screenshots Sep 9, 2021, 15:42
Sep 9, 2021, 15:42
 
Looks barely different from what I played less than a year ago (so I would remember details for the Control DLC). I do wonder if they're gunning for a sequel, and gauging interest.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Widescreen Support Being Limited
Sep 8, 2021, 07:43
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Widescreen Support Being Limited Sep 8, 2021, 07:43
Sep 8, 2021, 07:43
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 8, 2021, 02:32:
bigspender wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 23:18:
And while D3 had it's problems on launch, playing it now, really shows just how much better of a game it was compared to D2.

I will never take anything you say about games seriously ever again.

I gotta agree with big spender here, at least in terms of gameplay. I wasn’t a fan of d3’s lack of skill tree or reliance on very specific sets to be effective, but the moment to moment gameplay was WAY better in D3. And then I tried it in a console, and I’m cranky the pc version never allowed for controller support. Here’s hoping they add controller support to D4 on pc, while also allowing me to switch to mouse/kb with no settings changes. Being able to fight using the controller and then sort inventory either the mouse would be so insanely great.

I know that sounds like sacrilege, but isometric fighting games simply allow for better character control with a controller.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Widescreen Support Being Limited
Sep 7, 2021, 21:03
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Widescreen Support Being Limited Sep 7, 2021, 21:03
Sep 7, 2021, 21:03
 
Diablo 3 runs on ultrawide just fine. As long as Diablo 4 does as well, I’m fine. I’m not buying this anyway; I tried it and didn’t feel any spark.
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Re: Centipede: Recharged Announced
Sep 1, 2021, 07:29
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Re: Centipede: Recharged Announced Sep 1, 2021, 07:29
Sep 1, 2021, 07:29
 
Looks like they wholesale ripped off the look of the Geometry Wars games.
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Re: Death Stranding 2 Negotiations?
Aug 29, 2021, 15:39
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Re: Death Stranding 2 Negotiations? Aug 29, 2021, 15:39
Aug 29, 2021, 15:39
 
I plan on buying/playing the first game here pretty soon, I finally got an RTX capable card. I want that sweet sweet DLSS!
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Re: Get Automachef for Free
Aug 27, 2021, 10:42
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Re: Get Automachef for Free Aug 27, 2021, 10:42
Aug 27, 2021, 10:42
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 27, 2021, 10:07:
I played this in the early hours of the morning and it is Factorio with Food.

So if Factorio is your jam, this will be well suited to your taste.

I do love Factorio. Do I need to set up flawless defenses at some point? Ground defenses against roaches and rats, and anti-air for the seagulls?
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Re: Halo Infinite System Specs
Aug 26, 2021, 13:45
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Re: Halo Infinite System Specs Aug 26, 2021, 13:45
Aug 26, 2021, 13:45
 
Overon wrote on Aug 26, 2021, 11:57:
Those CPU recommended specs are highly suspect. I think they are way too high. I would love to see the benchmarks. It's almost like the game is CPU bound.


Ehh, the required vs recommended may include extra cores for the legion of people who think others want to watch them stream. Or the game uses those extra cores for…who knows. Open world games tend to use more cores, but I thought that was for more single-player features like NPC AI.
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Re: Get Saints Row: The Third Remastered for Free
Aug 25, 2021, 21:47
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Re: Get Saints Row: The Third Remastered for Free Aug 25, 2021, 21:47
Aug 25, 2021, 21:47
 
Oh man, great game. If you haven’t, play it through co-op with a friend.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 25, 2021, 13:52
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 25, 2021, 13:52
Aug 25, 2021, 13:52
 
Xero wrote on Aug 25, 2021, 13:33:
OF is so dumb if they think the majority of their revenue would come from someone posting PG photos of themselves on that site rather than let them fly freely in IG like the millions others already.

It's entirely due to pressure from payment processors, they know EXACTLY what makes money on their platform.
They could follow PornHub's route of using alternate payment processors, basically bouncing the pay through a crypto exchange, where it goes in as cash, converts momentarily to crypto, and then is converted back to cash for the person at the other end.

I mean, I get it; Mastercard and Visa have shareholders who are largely old stodgey conservatives who hate sites like OnlyFans. They can't go after them for having adult content unless someone suggests that they may host content of someone who didn't give consent. That gives them a loophole to cut off payment processing for nearly anything with nudity. So OnlyFans, who somehow didn't learn this lesson from when it hit PH, is likely going to have to chase down a different way to pay its contributors. That's really it.
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Aug 25, 2021, 08:45
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Re: Evening Multiplex Aug 25, 2021, 08:45
Aug 25, 2021, 08:45
 
theglaze wrote on Aug 25, 2021, 02:07:
The success of Horizon destroyed the momentum of Forza Motorsports. The first few FM titles were trading punches with Gran Turismo, and at one point the Forza franchise had better track selection, more precise telemetry and car/part mods, car damage, full custom painting, etc, and actually worked better with wheel and pedal peripherals than GT.

But once Horizon launched, all the Motorsport DLC for new tracks and cars, even major game updates stopped as the team focused on the new game. Subsequent Motorsports games had LESS features than the previous. Heck I remember watching real endurance, multi-class events on TV with Forza ads everywhere, hyping up FM5, which launched XB1 without the very thing that makes those events special: long format races with day/night transitions and multiple classes of cars on track.

They neutered Forza Motorsports because Horizon became the breadwinner with stupid fun. FM was on a trajectory to push into simulation racing and challenge the PC market, but now has more Ridge Racer in it than Gran Turismo.

Wow, so, despite FM and FH being made by two completely different, separate studios, you imagine the FM team just rolled over and died?

Or did you ignore the new FM announcement?

Both games technically, at one point, used the same game engine. Playground games altered it to fit their open world games. Playground, btw, is made up of employees of other racing game studios. Remember the Project Gotham games? Those guys are the core of Playground; why would you expect anything OTHER than simcade here?
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 23, 2021, 10:16
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Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 23, 2021, 10:16
Aug 23, 2021, 10:16
 
Index hasn’t fallen off the top ten since it was launched. I have the controllers with an OG Vive, but at this point I’m waiting on a wireless headset that isn’t made by Facebook.

I know the Vive can technically be wireless but it’s a bit of a shitshow. A friend let me borrow his at one point and it ran like crap, with the transmitter within 7 feet and all open air.
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta
Aug 20, 2021, 20:12
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta Aug 20, 2021, 20:12
Aug 20, 2021, 20:12
 
Cutter gets Comment Of The Week right there.
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Re: Rainbow Six Siege Y6S3 Testing Tomorrow
Aug 16, 2021, 13:01
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Re: Rainbow Six Siege Y6S3 Testing Tomorrow Aug 16, 2021, 13:01
Aug 16, 2021, 13:01
 
Oh boy, a trans character in a game where there's no story whatsoever. That's some ridiculous pandery bullshit.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Early Access This Week; Open Beta Next Week
Aug 11, 2021, 14:45
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Early Access This Week; Open Beta Next Week Aug 11, 2021, 14:45
Aug 11, 2021, 14:45
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 11:29:
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 11:17:
Hoping the crew that left to form an RTS-focused studio from the SC2 team ends up making something worthwhile. The Co-op mode in sc2 is absolutely awesome, and the person who spearheaded that whole thing is in this new RTS company.

Reading this, I was hopeful... then I looked up what you were talking about, and it seems the new studio, Uncapped Games, is "supported by the Tech Giant, Tencent, under the subsidiary Lightspeed and Quantum Studio." Link.

Mildly concerning. Keep in mind, RTS games are a WAY bigger hit in Asia than anywhere else. It makes sense. I'm not saying I'm thrilled about it, but I *DO* think Tencent might throw enough money at the project that it won't be a barebones production. SC2 is staggering in scope, when you consider the campaigns, multiplayer, moddability, and (my fav) Co-op. It'd be a shame for them to make something that feels...small, comparatively.
There IS a game called Iron Harvest that looks promising. I may pick that up. I worry it's going to play more like the Company of Heroes games, but that could just be the aesthetic. I HATE CoH, with units that are magically invulnerable to all but EXACTLY whatever specialty unit I don't have anywhere near it.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Dropping TCP/IP
Aug 11, 2021, 14:38
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Dropping TCP/IP Aug 11, 2021, 14:38
Aug 11, 2021, 14:38
 
I'm....not surprised. Blizzard doesn't have any direct tcp/ip connectivity for any of its games made for at least a decade. having it in there at all in the beta was either for testing, or a leftover if they really did build the game on top of the original.

I hope they didn't build it on the original. It's how Warcraft 3 Remastered was done, and the limitations imposed by the original engine are rather painful. You'd hope they'd have learned their lesson, but since Blizz doesn't seem to learn lessons quickly, maybe they'll figure it out on their 4th or 5th remaster.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Early Access This Week; Open Beta Next Week
Aug 11, 2021, 11:17
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Early Access This Week; Open Beta Next Week Aug 11, 2021, 11:17
Aug 11, 2021, 11:17
 
Hoping the crew that left to form an RTS-focused studio from the SC2 team ends up making something worthwhile. The Co-op mode in sc2 is absolutely awesome, and the person who spearheaded that whole thing is in this new RTS company.
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