MacLeod wrote on Sep 21, 2019, 07:10:
I'm figuring it won't even hit the 200,000 copies needed to start making more money on a PC either. NPD doesn't have it on the list of either top software sales or top PS4 software sales for August, and it didn't make the top 20 PS4 Store digital sales list for August either, so I'm sure PC didn't sell either. (by comparison, Man of Medan, which released August 30th, made both lists - albeit at at positions 19 and 20 respectively)
I do feel like marketing is part of the reason, as you barely saw any for this game. It's a shame, it's an enjoyable game with an interesting story (one of the few that I finished completely, with all collectibles, etc). I really wanted Remedy to get a huge hit, so maybe we could get a full fledged Alan Wake sequel... guess I'm just going to have to settle for the AW Control DLC instead.
Kxmode wrote on Aug 5, 2019, 14:00:Would you apply those adjectives to exclusive products available on Steam, Origin, Netflix, or Amazon Prime Video though? These are all cases where a company funds all or part of the development of a product in exchange for exclusivity, to establish or grow their ecosystem.
Tim's logic is flawed. Publishers releasing games exclusively on their platforms like EA, Blizzard, Activision, UPlay, Steam, and Epic isn't the issue, and nobody is complaining about that. The main gripe people have is third-party titles going exclusives on EGS. To use Tim's analogy, it would be like Netflix subscribers finding out The Witcher is going to become a CBS All Access exclusive.
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 4, 2019, 11:12:HorrorScope wrote on Aug 4, 2019, 11:06:CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 3, 2019, 15:52:
Pillars III instead of this garbage plz, kthx
I'm trying to figure out how to describe what I'm seeing and it looks like it is a CRPG type game just in first person, if true I like that. I rather play in that perspective than Iso. But I'm unsure if I'm correct. The problem being first is I think we naturally are programmed to think of different game play then we see here, but it looks like CPRG game play in a first person world.
Side note I'm tiring quickly on ISO CRPG's they need to improve. IMO Obsidian needs to really improve on size of maps, load times and RtwP AI. Imo all three are horrendous and make the game a chore with little cohesiveness.
Is this Unity again? One thing I can see is they don't have the best artists/modellers, I see Indies with better art work, that said it can be ok if everything else clicks, we'll see. I can totally see someone not feeling this, it definitely looks like an acquired taste.
It's UE4 believe it or not... and yes, I legit had to google that. Visually it looks MUCH worse than current Unity or UE4.
Osc8r wrote on Jul 7, 2019, 21:46:CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 7, 2019, 20:46:Osc8r wrote on Jul 7, 2019, 19:02:
Hmmm... was honestly hoping for a little bit more.
Same here. The AMD fanbois said that Zen2 would "annihilate" or "curb-stomp" Intel but that hasn't really happened, especially not in gaming.Now i'm undecided, 3900 or a 9900 with a little overclock. Gaming is pretty much all the PC will do.
Will be paired with a 2800ti and running 3440 widescreen. Aiming to make the PC as silent as possible as well.
If you are buying now then I'd consider AMD. In spite of the beefy 2080Ti, you will be GPU-limited when playing at ultra settings most of the time. The CPU is not that important anyway.
An AMD platform *might* be more future-proof. AMD promised that socket AM4 would last until 2020 so it is possible that Ryzen 4000 CPUs will also work on current boards.
Intel OTOH is definitely end of the road. 9900K + Z390 board = guaranteed dead end.
However, AMD also said at the Zen 2 reveal that it was "challenging" to make Zen 2 compatible with the current socket so maybe they were hinting at the end of the AM4 socket next year. If they introduced a new socket in 2020 it would not even technically be a "lie" because AM4 did last until 2020.
The "silent as possible" part could be problematic with Zen 2. Almost all X570 boards have an active chipset fan. Some are throttling (esp. MSI boards), some aren't.
German site Computerbase claimed that the unthrottled 2500rpm chipset fan on the Asus Crosshair Hero is "inaudible" but I call extreme bullshit on that. It would be the first 2500rpm fan in computing history that is inaudible. They probably had an open setup and weren't in a silent room to begin with.
And let's not even get started with regard to longevity... that 2500rpm fan is likely to turn into a buzz saw in ~2 to 3 years.
I'd say very careful research is advisable, i.e. wait for X570 board reviews and user reviews.
The X570 boards are also expensive as fuck by the way. The Asus Crosshair Hero is €425 while the Intel Z390 equivalent Asus Maximus Hero is "only" €289.
For a silence lover it might make more sense to simply buy a decent X470 board which is much cheaper, too. There shouldn't be any performance loss according to AMD but one might want to wait for X470/Zen 2 reviews to be sure.Wouldn't mind pcie4 for future proofing, but not sure if it's worth paying more for it?
Nah. Check out this link from the 5700XT reviews:
There was also a test of the m.2 Corsair PCIe 4.0 SSD somewhere around here and it hit new highs in synthetic benchmarks. Real world difference is non-existent though unless you constantly copy large, contiguous files between SSDs for some reason.
Thanks mate, appreciate the input - i keep going back and forth, but as i said, no real hurry so may end up waiting a month or two before pulling the trigger. Who knows, maybe intel will drop their prices in response to actually having some competition for once!
Seems one reviewer bricked their 3900x already just by trying an auto overclock, that and the motherboard fan turned me off, as you mentioned.
On the flip side, i know i'm buying the end of the line with Intel, and i would like a bit of a change.
If i go the AMD route i don't think i'd bother with OC anyway, especially as i want it to be quiet. If i went the 9900 i'd probably put a dark rock pro 4 on there with a minor boost.
Though if i was smart i'd probably just buy the new GPU and monitor then hold off till 2020...
Kajetan wrote on Jun 17, 2019, 03:14:MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 16, 2019, 21:02:Wing Commander on a 386? Perfect!
Exploring/modding old games is still fun, but I can't be the only one that remembers trying to replay Wing Commander 1 on a modern PC and having ships moving 89982389238232938 mph and the AI pilots reacting at .00000001 sec ?
Wing Commander on a 486? Unplayable
Wing Commander on a 486 with slowed down processor? Still too fast.
jacobvandy wrote on May 23, 2019, 15:26:
I wouldn't be surprised if not disclosing EGS figures is in the terms of their
aka_STEVE wrote on May 10, 2019, 11:05:
another big name exclusive for EPIC and not a word yet from " He who is on most High Gabe "..
Mordhaus wrote on Mar 23, 2019, 03:10:jamiedj99 wrote on Mar 23, 2019, 02:19:Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 22, 2019, 21:49:jamiedj99 wrote on Mar 22, 2019, 20:46:
no need for links just exit the program and run your game from the short cut not sure how I can dummy it down for you. I don't have Epic Store Run in the background while I play games sold in the Epic Store. Second Be self-informed you have heard of a google search before asking a stupid question. So in the end that my final answer Bob!
Just tested this with two of the free games I got from Epic. You are wrong. Maybe do your own test before telling people to do a Google search and looking stupid.
did you do a google search to be informed on how to do it properly or did you just bumble-"F" your way through it?
How about you do some research and find out that even if you close the service, it pulls a epic (snerk) fuckton of info each time it is force started to launch a game?
That is the same shit the Origin client did before people called them on it. Maybe instead of shilling or fanboi-ing for epic, you can help them by calling them out on their bullshit?
The simple fact is that right now they are more concerned about gaining market share than doing the right thing. If you are all into that, good for you, but don't get your panties in a wad if some of us don't like it. Especially since epic and sweeney have some shady ties to totalitarian governments to be concerned with too.