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Re: More Than 19M Battlefront II Giveaways
Jan 26, 2021, 04:19
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Re: More Than 19M Battlefront II Giveaways Jan 26, 2021, 04:19
Jan 26, 2021, 04:19
 
I grabbed it during the free week but it doesn't even run for me. It displays the splash screen, then just closes and does nothing.
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Re: Next Dragon Age Set in Tevinter
Jan 26, 2021, 04:08
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Re: Next Dragon Age Set in Tevinter Jan 26, 2021, 04:08
Jan 26, 2021, 04:08
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 25, 2021, 20:52:
Alright, now make it like Dragon Age: Origins, and you have my attention.
This. The original game was fantastic. The rest have been frankly pathetic.
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Re: New Knights of the Old Republic Rumors
Jan 25, 2021, 03:38
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Re: New Knights of the Old Republic Rumors Jan 25, 2021, 03:38
Jan 25, 2021, 03:38
 
NKD wrote on Jan 24, 2021, 22:00:
EricFate wrote on Jan 24, 2021, 16:58:
If it ain't Obsidian, then I don't care.

Why? So they can release a super hyped up 2 hr long game like The Outer Worlds?
The Outer Worlds was excellent. That said, I didn't follow any of the hype so it sounds like the difference is expectations. I saw it pop-up on Xbox Game Pass, downloaded it on PC and went in knowing very little about it and was thoroughly impressed.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Patched
Jan 23, 2021, 06:22
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Patched Jan 23, 2021, 06:22
Jan 23, 2021, 06:22
 
GinRummy wrote on Jan 22, 2021, 18:53:
I'm still waiting for the conjunction of a sale and a couple more patches.
Ditto. That said, whilst it's £49.99 / $67 on Steam I've seen the GOG version steadily dropping at online retailers and it's now at £23.99 / $32. That's not bad for a AAA game so close to release.

However, I expect it will drop lower still and more patches are needed for me to want to jump in.
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Re: Valve EU Fine Follow-up
Jan 21, 2021, 04:23
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Re: Valve EU Fine Follow-up Jan 21, 2021, 04:23
Jan 21, 2021, 04:23
 
roguebanshee wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 04:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 02:45:
Valves statement is kinda hilarious, which part of "EU = single digital market" does Valve not understand?
To me it just feels like the usual "But our corporation is special" type of spiel that you hear from any corporation asked to follow the law.
Exactly. It's very clear that Valve is violating EU law by allowing for geo-blocking within the EU. It's just trying to weasel out of it by claiming it doesn't charge for the service and just allows other publishers to geo-block titles. It's like claiming that a getaway driver isn't part of the bank robbery because they were only helping transport the actual criminals and didn't take any money from the crime themselves.
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Re: The Medium System Requirements
Jan 20, 2021, 11:31
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Re: The Medium System Requirements Jan 20, 2021, 11:31
Jan 20, 2021, 11:31
 
roguebanshee wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 07:08:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 05:24:
I didn't buy a RTX 3080 to run games at 30fps. I'll wait to see the inevitable benchmarks, as I'll be running at 1440p, but I really hope performance is better than they seem to be indicating.

As for the game, it gives me real Alone In The Dark vibes. Certainly I'll be keeping my eye on the reviews.
Given that all the settings use 30 fps as the target, it's possible that the devs pulled a dumb and capped it at 30 "for cinematic reasons" (aka. "Next Gen Consoles can't perform better, so we're restricting the PC version so it isn't the best").
As long as it runs above 60fps without raytracing then it's fine. Most games I'm hard pressed to even tell if raytracing is doing anything or not and those where it is more obvious - like Control - have a lot of visual noise that detracts from the experience. Raytracing is definitely going to remain an optional feature until we see more compelling implementations.

This comment was edited on Jan 21, 2021, 03:54.
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Re: The Medium System Requirements
Jan 20, 2021, 05:24
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Re: The Medium System Requirements Jan 20, 2021, 05:24
Jan 20, 2021, 05:24
 
I didn't buy a RTX 3080 to run games at 30fps. I'll wait to see the inevitable benchmarks, as I'll be running at 1440p, but I really hope performance is better than they seem to be indicating.

As for the game, it gives me real Alone In The Dark vibes. Certainly I'll be keeping my eye on the reviews.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Development Debacle Expos�
Jan 17, 2021, 09:46
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Development Debacle Expos� Jan 17, 2021, 09:46
Jan 17, 2021, 09:46
 
Frode wrote on Jan 17, 2021, 09:25:
Quinn wrote on Jan 17, 2021, 06:09:
this is just another cowardly lynch mob pouncing at the first sign of weakness. It's nothing. It means nothing. It isn't unique. Every company has to deal with the mob one way or another.
What country do you live in that has this as a work culture? Seriously, it sounds horrifying and I can promise you it is not a universal thing. Believe it or not, there are entire countries on this planet where the workplace is not a war between "management" and "workers". Where no manager would feel disgruntled workers are "waiting in the shadows". I pity you and hope you find yourself in a more healthy work environment in the future.
Agreed. Wherever they are from, it doesn't sound like a healthy culture.
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Re: Get Crying Suns for Free
Jan 8, 2021, 14:11
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Re: Get Crying Suns for Free Jan 8, 2021, 14:11
Jan 8, 2021, 14:11
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Jan 8, 2021, 09:12:
Nope. Works fine in the client and on the website for me (Edge browser).

I actually counted the number of games I have on the Epic Games Store yesterday and it turns out it is 101. Given that I've only paid for maybe three or four games on there (usually when there was a coupon) that's pretty good going.
And how many of the free ones will you actually play? Not many but I'm not as much of a gamer as I used to be. I have a second Epic account for my son and get the free games on that account as well, so he's more likely to play a lot of them than I am.

But there are some of the free games I probably will get around to at some point:
GTA V
Hitman
Hob
The Witness
The Jackbox Party Box
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Bad North

A lot of the others are duplicates that I already own on other platforms, which is useful should there be issues with those platforms in the future.
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Re: Get Crying Suns for Free
Jan 8, 2021, 08:26
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Re: Get Crying Suns for Free Jan 8, 2021, 08:26
Jan 8, 2021, 08:26
 
yuastnav wrote on Jan 8, 2021, 04:16:
Is the epic store borked for anyone else, too?
At first it wouldn't remember my login information. It would forget my login after a few days (I didn't even restart my computer or my browser) and I would have to log in again. Then for a period of time it actually remembered my login and now it's back to its previous state again where I have to log in every week again.
But now another error started creeping up. When I try to get the game nothing happens and when I reload the page I get a HTTP ERROR 431. But only in that browser. And that's in chromium.
The site never worked for me on Firefox.
Nope. Works fine in the client and on the website for me (Edge browser).

I actually counted the number of games I have on the Epic Games Store yesterday and it turns out it is 101. Given that I've only paid for maybe three or four games on there (usually when there was a coupon) that's pretty good going.
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Re: New GeForce Drivers
Jan 8, 2021, 04:50
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Re: New GeForce Drivers Jan 8, 2021, 04:50
Jan 8, 2021, 04:50
 
Dirwulf wrote on Jan 8, 2021, 01:36:
These drivers have caused some issues with Assassin's Creed Valhalla for me with my 1080. It's stuttering pretty hard sometimes and when I hide in bushes, I get black and white flashes on the screen for a second. Also major screen tearing that wasn't there before. I'm going back to the previous drivers.
Are you using G-Sync by any chance? I had major issues with black screens and tearing with several games (Doom Eternal was the worst) and it turns out apparently G-Sync support was removed for the 10 series.

Once I upgraded to the RTX 3080 all the issues were resolved. Seems like nVidia is pretty crap at supporting older products.
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Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Video
Dec 31, 2020, 09:10
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Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Video Dec 31, 2020, 09:10
Dec 31, 2020, 09:10
 
Dacron wrote on Dec 30, 2020, 20:57:
Looks more like Metro, less like Stalker. I enjoyed both, but Stalker was more memorable being able to see the world and not be suck underground.

Here's to hoping for a more "open" world as opposed to a bunch of tunnels with the odd outside area.
I was a big fan of both games but STALKER was definitely the most tense and memorable. That said, the franchise was run into the ground and it remains to be seen if this can capture the magic of the previous games without the notorious bugs that accompanied them.

This video was fine but it tells us nothing about the gameplay. I'm definitely interested but there really isn't anything to get excited about at this point.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Dec 30, 2020, 07:28
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Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 30, 2020, 07:28
Dec 30, 2020, 07:28
 
ForgedReality wrote on Dec 29, 2020, 16:21:
And what if someone bought the phone for that feature? Is Google going to reimburse them? How long until a class action lawsuit?
The feature is still present, it's just limited to the main sensor. Apparently it was because the image quality on the ultra-wide lens was extremely poor, so I don't think anyone is really concerned about this change.

Personally I've never used the feature on my Pixel 3 XL or the Pixel 5 I have now. It requires the phone to be on a tripod and for you to have a clear sky with as little light pollution as possible. It's more of a gimmick than a legitimate feature.
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Re: Squadron 42
Dec 29, 2020, 09:24
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Re: Squadron 42 Dec 29, 2020, 09:24
Dec 29, 2020, 09:24
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 26, 2020, 18:55:
Satoru wrote on Dec 26, 2020, 15:34:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 26, 2020, 15:03:
El Pit wrote on Dec 26, 2020, 11:58:
"We're on the road to nowhere" - Therefore, we don't need a real roadmap!

Roadmap? Where Star Citizen is going it doesn't need roads!

Good thing too, cuz man SC cars cannot handle ramps in any way shape or form, so its probably better there aren't roads
But how could that be? They showed right in the trailer vehicles driving up ramps into ships. Are you suggesting that the trailers aren't representative of gameplay??
I don't know what you're talking about. This was from the official Citizen 2017 presentation: vehicle driving onto ramp. Clear this is top notch gameplay.
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Re: Epic Games Launcher Causing Temperature Spikes
Dec 27, 2020, 14:34
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Re: Epic Games Launcher Causing Temperature Spikes Dec 27, 2020, 14:34
Dec 27, 2020, 14:34
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 27, 2020, 14:12:
Tangles wrote on Dec 27, 2020, 14:04:
https://twitter.com/TimSweeneyEpic/status/1342892301312548864?s=20
Tim Sweeney
@TimSweeneyEpic
Dec 26
"Update: the team has been looking into these reports and it appears a recent change is indeed causing higher CPU use when idle. Will be working on a fix."
Cool. Exactly what I'd expect. It was never going to be a long term issue.
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Re: Epic Games Launcher Causing Temperature Spikes
Dec 27, 2020, 14:01
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Re: Epic Games Launcher Causing Temperature Spikes Dec 27, 2020, 14:01
Dec 27, 2020, 14:01
 
I hadn't noticed before but on my 8700K it was showing about 4.5% usage, despite the app itself not being open. Not at all acceptable. Hopefully the fuss over this will lead to the issue being addressed quickly.
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Re: Squadron 42
Dec 25, 2020, 05:01
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Re: Squadron 42 Dec 25, 2020, 05:01
Dec 25, 2020, 05:01
 
What's disgusting about this is the way CIG refuses to acknowledge any delays until it's patently obvious to everyone. That happened in 2016, it happened in 2018 and it happened again this year. This time CIG even had a roadmap with all the tasks required for the 2020 release, yet that roadmap was ignored from 2019 and officially abandoned at the beginning of this year. Despite that, CIG never acknowledged any delay. There was also a game mode call Theaters of War due to be released early 2020 but that isn't even talked about any more. That's not to mention Sataball, which was originally shown off in 2015 and abandoned.

The issue isn't the delays, it's what they mean for development. Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed by less than a year but most agree that a longer delay was necessary. Despite that, it's a cutting edge game with one of the best raytracing implementations to date. Squadron 42 has been delayed six years and has been delayed indefinitely. The issue with Squadron 42 is that it's missing modern features (raytracing, variable rate shading, etc) and CIG doesn't have a clue when it's going to be released. If it's going to be a couple of years then raytracing would be a must-have feature; if it's in five years time then raytracing would be a MINIMUM spec feature.

Sadly this delay doesn't surprise me. Despite having an RTX 3080 I can only manage 30-40fps in Star Citizen, with frequent drops to single digits (the lowest I saw yesterday was 2fps) - the framepacing is atrocious. That's at 1440p. Even in the 'singleplayer' mode of Arena Commander I only average 60-70fps - with drops to below 40fps - and the visuals have barely changed since 2014 when it was originally released. This isn't so surprising when you consider it's based on CryEngine, with the recent Crysis Remastered demonstrating what a poorly optimised mess that engine is even with a lot of work put into it.
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Re: Tencent Digital Extremes and Splash Damage Acquisitions Official
Dec 24, 2020, 14:16
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Re: Tencent Digital Extremes and Splash Damage Acquisitions Official Dec 24, 2020, 14:16
Dec 24, 2020, 14:16
 
Avus wrote on Dec 24, 2020, 12:59:
Hollywood already prove your point is wrong... Look at that POS movie called Mulan. When these "juicy $$" come from mostly state/CCP controlled Chinese companies. Censorship and creative freedom control will definitely be a thing. China is a "love face" and love total control country. They are using their "China market" to control others as much as possible. Bottle line? They can fabricate this easily. CCP has TOTAL control of their own financial system. In face ALL the most important industries are controlled by the CCP officials. (energy, tech, financial, media, construction... everything)

Their objective is whatever the next big thing is coming, (either it is a game, a trend, a tech...) China will be a part in it so NO foreign company (like Apple, Microsoft) can exclusively make money of their Chinese people. They knew China is THE biggest market of almost everything. Making foreign money is important but NOT as important as total INTERNAL control.

China love to be the next USA but they will definitely try not repeat any mistake made by the American. Like having a stupid president.
Hollywood is primarily interested in making money. For decades it has been a PR tool for the US military and police to portray them in a positive light in exchange for financial support and assets (tanks, helicopters, police vehicles, etc). Now they're starting to pander to China to make money. The only thing that has changed is that China's influence is on the rise and the United States' influence is on the decline.
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Re: Tencent Digital Extremes and Splash Damage Acquisitions Official
Dec 24, 2020, 05:11
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Re: Tencent Digital Extremes and Splash Damage Acquisitions Official Dec 24, 2020, 05:11
Dec 24, 2020, 05:11
 
Krodge wrote on Dec 23, 2020, 21:04:
Seems like the CCP will have a monopoly over the games industry in a few years.
Its going to become harder and harder to fight back against their censorship and they'll have a direct line to exercise their soft power by propagandizing to kids.
You act as if censorship isn't already happening in western development. The difference is that it's factored into development - can't be too violent, can't be too sexual, can't have certain drug references, etc. Afterall, there's no point adding something if you know you'll have to remove it.

The censorship will change as China becomes more influential, sure, but let's not pretend that this isn't already happening. Countries like the US, UK, Germany and Australia have all censored more than their fair share of games.
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Re: Corrupted Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Can't be Repaired
Dec 21, 2020, 13:17
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Re: Corrupted Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Can't be Repaired Dec 21, 2020, 13:17
Dec 21, 2020, 13:17
 
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 14:17:
I was burned once many years ago with Brink. I am glad I followed my rule of not buying a game right away. I look forward to playing a finished Cyberpunk next year.
Yeah, the game looked amazing in all the promotional material and previews but was an unmitigated disaster. There was no excuse for it being locked to 30fps for offline play, which was absolutely bizarre. It's such a shame, as I really liked the concept. Like yourself, that was one of the games that motivated me to wait for a game to release rather than buying into the hype.

I passed on CP2077 because not enough had been shown about the game prior to release. It was all very slick marketing, which I didn't trust. In fact I don't think I've bought any game at release for a very long time now. I played Flight Simulator 2020 at launch - well, once they fixed a Microsoft Store issue preventing the game launching - but that was only because I have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the kids.

Hopefully CP2077 will be patched up into a decent state next year and I can pick it up when it's discounted. It's a shame, as only today I've got confirmation that my RTX 3080 will be shipping and due this year and the raytracing implementation looks really compelling. However, I waited a few years before playing The Witcher 3 and by the time I did the game had been patched to a decent level and had the DLC released.
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