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Re: Morning Screenshots
Nov 2, 2020, 17:16
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Re: Morning Screenshots Nov 2, 2020, 17:16
Nov 2, 2020, 17:16
 
ldonyo wrote on Nov 2, 2020, 14:25:
Good looking screenshots are pretty easy. Good looking games that don't run like slideshows on modest hardware, not so much.

Sure, but Halo 4 ran smoothly on a 360. It’ll run fine on a decent/below average PC. It was an impossibly good looking game at the time, and Halo 5 was a disappointment because it didn’t look any better despite having new hardware.

And if by “modest” you mean “no one would actually consider it a gaming machine”, well then you’re SOL across the board.
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Re: AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Announced
Oct 28, 2020, 16:45
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Re: AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Announced Oct 28, 2020, 16:45
Oct 28, 2020, 16:45
 
While I'm interested in their raytracing benchmarks as well, I think the biggest win/loss here will be due to whoever can actually get their fuckin cards into people's hands. Nvidia's cards might as well not exist, we'll see if AMD is doing the same bullshit. Doesn't matter how awesome the specs are if no one can even buy one.
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Re: All First-Party Xbox Games Will Come to PC
Oct 28, 2020, 08:25
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Re: All First-Party Xbox Games Will Come to PC Oct 28, 2020, 08:25
Oct 28, 2020, 08:25
 
The lack of modding capability with windows store games is intentional. They absolutely do NOT want people fiddling around in them, as that same access that makes mods possible also makes cheating possible. Cross-platform, FAIR online play is their target. If their Xbox player base is suddenly flooded with cheaters, those players will think the cross-platform feature as more of a hindrance than a great way to have a larger player base. It’ll drive them to the closed ecosystem of the PlayStation.
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Re: Apex Legends on Steam Next Month
Oct 23, 2020, 15:58
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Re: Apex Legends on Steam Next Month Oct 23, 2020, 15:58
Oct 23, 2020, 15:58
 
Slick wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 15:28:
Orogogus wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 15:13:
MeanJim wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 13:39:
Rhialto wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 12:52:
Nice, goodbye Origin client. Apex was the only game I had using this client.
Don't all of the recent EA releases on Steam still require Origin?
I don't believe Star Wars Squadrons does. I think you need an EA account, but it doesn't check in with Origin. And maybe the Command & Conquer remaster is the same way?

Interesting, this would be the first I've heard of it.

But I wouldn't know, I buy games from the people who made them, not middlemen who contribute nothing towards the art that has enhanced and improved my life throughout the years.

Ehhhh
Squadrons' VR mode uses SteamVR, yeah? So in that one case, it's better to have it on Steam.
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Re: Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice Released
Oct 23, 2020, 13:49
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Re: Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice Released Oct 23, 2020, 13:49
Oct 23, 2020, 13:49
 
Rexis wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 12:59:
There is no nudity, and the Dev's seem like petty babies in regards to people wanting it. The first one sucked, and this one seems to be following the same path.

They don't even do the silly "secret" nudity that Love For Sail did? Not that nudity makes or breaks a game, but it was amusing that they hid little bits here and there.

Also, it seems weird that a sex-focused adventure game would be a-ok with all sorts of verbal naughtiness, but not visual. Oh well, whatever. I had no plans to play this or the previous game in any case.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Oct 21, 2020, 17:32
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 21, 2020, 17:32
Oct 21, 2020, 17:32
 
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 14:20:
The new 'best Windows 10 antivirus' might surprise you

Didn't click, but I bet it's "don't install Windows 10." And "but if you're forced to use this atrocious downgrade of an operating system, never install any updates."

No, you crybaby, that's absolutely wrong.

Windows Defender has been getting top marks for a couple years now, not sure why this article acts like it's news. It works well, sends minimal notifications, and doesn't bog the machine down.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Oct 20, 2020, 11:19
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 20, 2020, 11:19
Oct 20, 2020, 11:19
 
The windows 10 thing is...not really a surprise. There will undoubtedly always be a small number of people whose hardware or software config is something MS didn't expect, and will cause unforeseen issues. I work in a computer repair store. I have not seen a single machine flip out from the Oct 13th update.
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Re: Amnesia Rebirth Reviews
Oct 19, 2020, 17:40
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Re: Amnesia Rebirth Reviews Oct 19, 2020, 17:40
Oct 19, 2020, 17:40
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 19, 2020, 16:36:
I feel as though SOMA was far and away their best game, the Amnesia series never really clicked for me, for whatever reason. SOMA must have done terribly though, they are redoing old Amnesia games instead of making anything SOMA related.

Ah yes, here's someone who read zero reviews. It's not a remake, it's a completely new game, all new setting, characters and story.
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Re: Star Citizen Leaves Some CPUs Behind
Oct 12, 2020, 08:35
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Re: Star Citizen Leaves Some CPUs Behind Oct 12, 2020, 08:35
Oct 12, 2020, 08:35
 
Teddy wrote on Oct 12, 2020, 00:45:

Except they already collected money from people whose computers are going to be incapable of playing the game they bought. Feel like that's a bait and switch.

Except that the game’s been in development for eight years. Do you also expect it to run on video cards from over eight years ago?
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Re: Need for Speed Website Teasing Monday Announcement
Oct 3, 2020, 21:33
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Re: Need for Speed Website Teasing Monday Announcement Oct 3, 2020, 21:33
Oct 3, 2020, 21:33
 
Is this the one Criterion is doing? If so, that raises my interest quite a bit. It’d be arcadey, for sure, but that’ll be fine if it feels solid, like the Burnout games (and Hot pursuit) did.

Although it’s possible my tastes have changed. Forza Horizon is absolutely the king of simcade racing, and god I love it. Maybe I wouldn’t be ok with Criterion’s gameplay anymore.
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Re: RTX 3090 Launches Thursday
Sep 29, 2020, 13:30
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Re: RTX 3090 Launches Thursday Sep 29, 2020, 13:30
Sep 29, 2020, 13:30
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 29, 2020, 12:20:
"Launches".

Hey now! There will be dozens of them. DOZENS!
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Re: Torchlight III Next Month
Sep 29, 2020, 12:57
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Re: Torchlight III Next Month Sep 29, 2020, 12:57
Sep 29, 2020, 12:57
 
Hopefully it feels less F2P by the time they release it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 28, 2020, 16:19
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2020, 16:19
Sep 28, 2020, 16:19
 
The frenchman tattoo article is absurd. The guy intentionally makes himself look like a monster, and then is upset that his appearance scares kindergarten children, so he can't be their teacher. "oh, but I'm not scary", he says, and both pictures of him in the article show him tilting his head downward and looking forward, an intentionally hostile pose. He's fit to be in a metal band, not teaching children.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 28, 2020, 10:18
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2020, 10:18
Sep 28, 2020, 10:18
 
Icewind wrote on Sep 28, 2020, 05:09:
EricFate wrote on Sep 27, 2020, 12:50:
Looks like everyone lost interest in Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning already.

Fun game, but it has way too much content for a single player RPG. World is too big, too many quests, too many respawning enemies. You can tell it was originally meant to be an MMORPG. After a while it begins to drag on. You just want it to be over with. Gets too tedious.

YEP. I played like 30 hours into it, saw how much space I still hadn't adventured through, while already having become bored with the gameplay.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 25, 2020, 10:36
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 25, 2020, 10:36
Sep 25, 2020, 10:36
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 20:46:
I was not aware that a standalone office existed past 2016. I’m glad that they’re going to have another version after the 2019 version.
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Dangit I’d be pissed if my million dollar video card was shipped without packaging and was allowed to float around in a box bashing itself to death.
That’s a shipping method normally reserved for hdd’s.

Congrats on making me actually laugh this morning with that HDD comment!

I'm a bit surprised at the 2021 Office release as well, they push O365 so hard that customers are oftensurprised to hear you CAN "just buy it once" still. The setup process is intentionally vague on MS's site, though, leading you to believe you HAVE to buy O365 even after inputting an O2019 key. They don't take you to the downloads page, they take you to the subscription page, so it looks like you have nothing. You have to go back to your account and then purchases menu to see it. Complete shitbag move by MS.

Edit: those security drones look so damn neat that I may actually get a home security system, one that's....well, basically a drone that the cats will find VERY interesting.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 23, 2020, 10:24
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 23, 2020, 10:24
Sep 23, 2020, 10:24
 
I think some people will happily take the lowest-quality experience in the game because they're excited about the gamePLAY. Personally, I'd rather buy it on a console than deal with the lowest-quality version, if that was what I had to choose. I'm *hoping* to have a 3080 by the time the game launches, but if not, my gtx1080 isn't exactly a slouch. Sure, no raytracing, but that could be an additional reason to replay the game later.
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Re: NVIDIA on Restocking Sold Out GeForce 3080s
Sep 22, 2020, 11:23
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Re: NVIDIA on Restocking Sold Out GeForce 3080s Sep 22, 2020, 11:23
Sep 22, 2020, 11:23
 
While I HOPE Big Navi is a contender, I will be doing what I can to get a 3080. AMD’s driver team has been a mess for years.
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Re: Schitt's Creek
Sep 22, 2020, 10:51
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Re: Schitt's Creek Sep 22, 2020, 10:51
Sep 22, 2020, 10:51
 
MrCharm42 wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 20:16:
I watched most of the first episode of Schitt's Creek, but we couldn't even finish. When did it get good (and how)?

It's an odd show, for sure. We usually give shows half a season to get their footing; pilot episodes are entirely about setting the stage. They quickly balance David's obnoxiousness with Stevie, although it takes longer for Alexis to stop being a whiny bitch. They balance her out as well, and she becomes awesome by the end of the show, but that's a long road. I mean, that's the point; all of the Roses are pretty awful people, with Eugene Levy's character learning the fastest that their new situation requires them to dial their expectations WAY down.

I never, ever liked Moira. She never adapts, and yet they try to paint her as NOT being an awful person, when she clearly is.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 18, 2020, 15:55
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 18, 2020, 15:55
Sep 18, 2020, 15:55
 
From every review I watched, the 3080 is a monster. Is it QUITE as much faster than a 2080ti as claimed? in MOST cases, YES. That's ignoring RTX. Those possible double-ram versions that accidentally showed up have me hopeful that maybe we'll see them pop up sooner than later. It's VERY unlikely they accidentally released info for cards a year away.

I'm not sure if I'll go for a 20gb version or not. It'll really depend on the price premium. It'd be nice, but the 10gb will likely be just fine for anything coming in the next few years.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released
Sep 18, 2020, 14:19
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released Sep 18, 2020, 14:19
Sep 18, 2020, 14:19
 
Slick wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 14:06:
re: "shit performance"

The "ultra" settings is the "can it run crysis" mode, which is entirely tongue-in-cheek and designed to just destroy GPUs for the next decade+

"very high" settings are the real ultra settings, and it runs quite well from what I've read.

I figured there'd be more love for this...

Unfortunately, The "Ultra" mode doesn't look remotely good enough to justify the horrible performance. I'm sure part of that is the limits of trying to drag a 13 year old game into 2020. It doesn't LOOK remotely as good as Crysis 3, but runs WAY worse. Watching the Linustechtips video where they run the original game and the new one, the differences are noticeable, but nowhere near the overhaul it SHOULD have gotten.
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