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Re: RTX Fortnite Thursday
Sep 15, 2020, 13:05
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Re: RTX Fortnite Thursday Sep 15, 2020, 13:05
Sep 15, 2020, 13:05
 
When you have to be VERY CLEAR with what benefits Ray Tracing gives you in your game, it’s clearly nothing anyone should be concerned with.

While I plan on getting a 3080, it’s for the absurd increase in rasterizing performance, not RTX. I think developers figured out “good enough” tricks a generation ago, so it’s difficult to see much benefit in true raytracing. I have no doubt that it’ll lead to more realistic scenes in games that strive for realism, but it truly won’t matter for 90% of games out there.
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Announced
Sep 11, 2020, 15:35
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Announced Sep 11, 2020, 15:35
Sep 11, 2020, 15:35
 
And here I thought this was going to be a game about vacuums. I figured that’s no weirder than Burger King’s games a few years back.
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Re: Marvel's Avengers Reviews
Sep 4, 2020, 15:56
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Re: Marvel's Avengers Reviews Sep 4, 2020, 15:56
Sep 4, 2020, 15:56
 
Yeah, these reviews are...not good. They're OK, but I was hoping for something with...I dunno, personality? Sounds like they focused too much on the economy and not enough on making sure the game attached to it is fun enough to deal with said economy.
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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Sorcery Trailer
Sep 3, 2020, 14:43
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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Sorcery Trailer Sep 3, 2020, 14:43
Sep 3, 2020, 14:43
 
Now, I'm sure it's "rose colored glasses" and all, but this doesn't look much different from the original game.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Not a 200GB Install
Sep 2, 2020, 13:17
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Not a 200GB Install Sep 2, 2020, 13:17
Sep 2, 2020, 13:17
 
This is one game where I honestly don't care how much space it'll take up. It's likely to be incredible, and I'll have my hardware upgraded prior to its release. I'm hoping a 3080 can run this game at 1440p ultrawide, but if it struggles, I'll happily drop it to standard 16x9 to have it running on Ultra.

With the DirectStorage announcement, and with it being vague about working only on some systems, I'll be holding off on motherboard/processor replacement until there's more concrete information.
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans
Sep 2, 2020, 13:13
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans Sep 2, 2020, 13:13
Sep 2, 2020, 13:13
 
This might...MIGHT be the generation where consoles actually outperform PCs unless they're bleeding-edge, technologically. I'm not preaching "the end is nigh!", rather that we're likely to see new approaches to data storage and retrieval.

Neither console will match the power of a high end gaming rig. No one expects them to. Where they already DO excel, and will only get better at, is consistency. We all know that the stable hardware target of consoles allows devs to squeeze incredible amounts out of, spec-wise, a miserably lower end piece of hardware than PCs. This near-instant data loading will make smoothing out the consoles' framerates even easier for devs. A rock-solid 30 with clever motion blur feels better than a PC fluctuating between 52-60 FPS. You only need to look at the PS4's Spider-man and Uncharted 4 for proof, or the Xbox's Forza Horizon series.

So, this DirectStorage thing isn't just a neat new feature; it will likely become necessary within a couple years for new games.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Aug 24, 2020, 13:28
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Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 24, 2020, 13:28
Aug 24, 2020, 13:28
 
They're going to HAVE to drop support for the older systems. I don't really understand Microsoft's position here, a new console should mean exclusive games that harness the muscle of that console. Otherwise, what's the POINT of the new generation? There's a case to be made for the Xbox One X, but original Xbones shouldn't be considered for backwards compatibility. Microsoft keeps making decisions for their consoles that seem like they weren't thought through for more than a minute.

Sony, yet again, is doing it "right". Some games will run on both, with the PS5 having better load times/framerate/texturing, and some will require the new hardware just to run properly at all.

Honestly, none of this matters to me personally, as I'll be playing any Xbox games on my pc (they did manage to make THAT happen quite well). My Xbone didn't even get unpacked when we moved a year and a half ago. The PS4 gets occasional usage, and always for exclusive games. Sony's exclusives are spectacular, and well worth the cost of a PS4 (Pro, in my case) to experience. Microsoft has had a much weaker exclusives list as of late.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 20, 2020, 18:15
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 20, 2020, 18:15
Aug 20, 2020, 18:15
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 11:47:
That's pretty funny on BK's part. So the main way these little bitches make money is through ad revenue and now they want to bite the hand that feeds them? Can't wait until this influencing BS dies.

They’re mad because they think that a corporate entity should pay them more, for the same feature they offer random people. Cry me a river. BK pulled a funny stunt, for pocket change. Streamers did it to themselves.

They’re also about to get BOMBARDED with other companies pulling the same stunt instead of getting a contract for endorsement. Because they set up a stupid feature without thinking about how it could be abused. I expect it’s a feature that the more popular streamers will dump pretty quickly after this.
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Re: DethKarz Returnz
Aug 20, 2020, 15:50
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Re: DethKarz Returnz Aug 20, 2020, 15:50
Aug 20, 2020, 15:50
 
Oh man, I played the hell out of this game back in the day.
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Re: New Xbox Experience Shown Off
Aug 19, 2020, 20:23
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Re: New Xbox Experience Shown Off Aug 19, 2020, 20:23
Aug 19, 2020, 20:23
 
WaltC, everything on the Windows Store runs their weird file type. It’s designed to keep people from cheating in multiplayer games, but they use the same packaging for single player games.

I don’t care, but I can see why it would be a big deal to some people. The only MS store stuff I buy is Forza Horizon games anyway.
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Re: Untitled Goose Game Adding Co-op, Coming to Steam Next Month
Aug 19, 2020, 07:50
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Re: Untitled Goose Game Adding Co-op, Coming to Steam Next Month Aug 19, 2020, 07:50
Aug 19, 2020, 07:50
 
bhcompy wrote on Aug 19, 2020, 02:27:
Two player coop? Man, I wish my stepson didn't cut me out of his life

If this game is the only reason you wish he hadn’t, then maybe it’s for the best.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 16, 2020, 17:02
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Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 16, 2020, 17:02
Aug 16, 2020, 17:02
 
Holy shit, the Index fell off the list!
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Re: Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Leak?
Aug 15, 2020, 15:12
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Re: Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Leak? Aug 15, 2020, 15:12
Aug 15, 2020, 15:12
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 14:57:
A remake of the 2010 game?

LOL, that game was pure trash!

Remake the 2005 Most Wanted or the OLD Hot Pursuit.

Or heck, I would love to see a Porsche Unleashed 2.

I disagree, the Criterion-made Hot Pursuit was a riot, especially in multiplayer.

I’d love a Porsche Unleashed sequel, it was a very different NFS game.
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Re: Morning Patches
Aug 14, 2020, 18:17
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Re: Morning Patches Aug 14, 2020, 18:17
Aug 14, 2020, 18:17
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 17:54:
Too bad, sounds like there are still serious issues with HZDCE. I don't mind waiting a little longer, hopefully there will be some nice mods someday. Please

ugh, such a shame. the game is INCREDIBLE on PS4, I just wanted to see it at 60FPS Ultrawide with mouse control. On the upside, by the time they sort it out, it'll be on sale.
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Re: Factorio Officially Launches
Aug 14, 2020, 16:17
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Re: Factorio Officially Launches Aug 14, 2020, 16:17
Aug 14, 2020, 16:17
 
Man, this’ll get me to fire up a server again. Great game, although building an even sorta-functional nuclear reactor is a mess...I always cheated at that point, getting a blueprint from someone who had more interest in tinkering with it than me.

Amusingly, I’m also avoiding Nuclear power in Satisfactory. It’s a huge pain in the ass to set up, and also has an unremovable, deadly byproduct. I’ll happily stick to my insane oil-burning facilities, thanks.
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Re: Control Gets Ultimate Edition and Steam Launch This Month
Aug 12, 2020, 16:22
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Re: Control Gets Ultimate Edition and Steam Launch This Month Aug 12, 2020, 16:22
Aug 12, 2020, 16:22
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 15:32:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 14:52:
Excited to buy the finished edition one day. Though it sounds like I have to finish American Nightmare first.

I never got around to the Alan Wakes, though I was curious. I have at least American Nightmare (great band), and probably the original, but I never played them and would be surprised if I find the time now. How beneficial is it?

I want this. Almost bought it on EGS during the sale, but seems like I'll just grab it on Steam when I'm ready to play.

I recently played through the original Alan Wake on its easiest difficulty, as I was only interested in what might show up in Control. The base game of Control is spectacular; the story is front and center. Think X-files, set in a serious version of Warehouse-13 and you're halfway there. TURN ON THE SUBTITLES. Not everyone you come across speaks English, and one in particular switches back and forth and already has a thick accent. You'll want to be able to see what he's saying, and he shows up super early.

The Foundation is less compelling, and significantly harder. Its core mystery just didn't interest me. You trade the glorious chaos of tearing offices and labs apart for a rock quarry, tossing...rocks. There's more story here, but it doesn't feel necessary. That's an upside, as it means the main game IS complete. The story it tells has a proper ending, but it means the expansion feels unnecessary. REALLY hoping AWE is a better expansion.

Wait for it on Steam, or get it on EGS, I'm not gonna get into that fight. Control is a great game, period. OH, and as you may have read on Penny-Arcade, it has no difficulty setting. It also has optional side quests that unlock INSANELY useful abilities. Do every side quest you see, when you see them, or the game will become wildly difficult.
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Re: Risk of Rain 2 Pours Out
Aug 11, 2020, 15:19
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Re: Risk of Rain 2 Pours Out Aug 11, 2020, 15:19
Aug 11, 2020, 15:19
 
Yep, it does work in offline mode for single player (with airplane mode enabled on the laptop).
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Re: Risk of Rain 2 Pours Out
Aug 11, 2020, 15:02
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Re: Risk of Rain 2 Pours Out Aug 11, 2020, 15:02
Aug 11, 2020, 15:02
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 13:33:
Wonder if connection is required to play solo.
Searched to no avail. Steam mentions it as a minimum requirement.
Only play ESO online as it has a superb single player campaign.



I dunno! Lemme get it loaded on my laptop and then see if it needs internet at all times.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Aug 10, 2020, 19:50
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 10, 2020, 19:50
Aug 10, 2020, 19:50
 
That “gentrifying tech” article is idiotic. “The best software costs the most; those developers should totally accept mediocre pay for exceptional work!”
I’m absolutely left wing but holy shit this writer clearly doesn’t understand basic economics. The best stuff isn’t somehow also free.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Aug 9, 2020, 11:48
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 9, 2020, 11:48
Aug 9, 2020, 11:48
 
I should have clarified: I will not blind-purchase a 30-series CSRs. I’ll wait for benchmarks, but I DOD forget about Big Navi. Waiting for it, as long as it’s still this year, makes a lot of sense. I have absolutely no faith in AMD’s driver team, though.

AMD chips are in the current consoles, and they didn’t dictate shit on the PC side, so that argument is flimsy. Still, seeing what AMD has to compete with prior to buying is smart.
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