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Re: Game Crossovers
Sep 25, 2022, 17:09
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Re: Game Crossovers Sep 25, 2022, 17:09
Sep 25, 2022, 17:09
 
Please unplug and touch some grass if even watching TV is at all frustrating and/or stressful..
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Sep 22, 2022, 13:56
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Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 22, 2022, 13:56
Sep 22, 2022, 13:56
 
Looks yummy, thanks FDA.
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Re: Terraria/Core Keeper Crossover Monday
Sep 22, 2022, 13:44
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Re: Terraria/Core Keeper Crossover Monday Sep 22, 2022, 13:44
Sep 22, 2022, 13:44
 
I usually describe Core Keeper as a top-down Terraria, so this is a good match, but it's still a long way from extreme popularity. Maybe if they keep up with the content patches for another few years.
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Re: GeForce RTX 4090 Next Month
Sep 20, 2022, 15:45
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Re: GeForce RTX 4090 Next Month Sep 20, 2022, 15:45
Sep 20, 2022, 15:45
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 20, 2022, 14:05:
Isn't DLSS a special kind of upscaled but downsampled image, I.E. it's basically a lower quality image, something that when supported allows titles to run ray tracing etc. Why would you even use DLSS if you had a 4090, I've got a 3090 and have always turned that shit off, since no video game has yet to tax my card to those limits.

DLSS is essentially a higher quality TAA that improves performance at the same time it smooths edges and brings out tiny details that would otherwise be lost with other AA methods or a sub-4K native image. The presentation varies some from game to game (if the dev puts little effort into implementing it, that can result in glitches), but generally people find it's a near match or sometimes even better than native as far as image quality, and well worth it for the performance uplift... I agree with the other comment that you must not be playing any actually demanding games if you legitimately have no use for that. Was the 3090 just for futureproofing, then?
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Re: RTX Portal Announced
Sep 20, 2022, 12:37
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Re: RTX Portal Announced Sep 20, 2022, 12:37
Sep 20, 2022, 12:37
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Re: Diablo IV Footage Leaks Too?
Sep 19, 2022, 11:51
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Re: Diablo IV Footage Leaks Too? Sep 19, 2022, 11:51
Sep 19, 2022, 11:51
 
Armengar wrote on Sep 19, 2022, 11:40:
It doesnt look much different from D3. I expected, improvements I guess.

When's the last time you played D3? The characters alone have about 1000x the polygons...
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 19, 2022, 04:27
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 19, 2022, 04:27
Sep 19, 2022, 04:27
 
Prez wrote on Sep 18, 2022, 22:03:
Is the number of former Playstation exclusives this week just a coincidence or did Sony have a sale while I wasn't looking?

The sale is still going, lasting a whole week or so until the 22nd.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 14, 2022, 15:47
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 14, 2022, 15:47
Sep 14, 2022, 15:47
 
And what relevance do transient spikes have with a comparison of TGP ratings?
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 14, 2022, 14:41
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 14, 2022, 14:41
Sep 14, 2022, 14:41
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 14, 2022, 13:12:
4090 - Max 660W
4080 16GB - Max 516W
4080 12GB - Max 366W

Holy shit!

These would be maximum supported values for third-party overkill configs... The defaults are purported to be 450W (same as 3090Ti), 340W (just under the 3090/3080Ti), and 285W (less than the 3080). Basically unchanged or even reduced compared to the existing line-up, which already can have similarly absurd max wattage ratings when you tweak the BIOS and plug in one or two extra power connectors. And MASSIVELY reduced from previous un- or ill-founded speculation about the 4000 series.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Sep 14, 2022, 04:22
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Re: Quoteworthy Sep 14, 2022, 04:22
Sep 14, 2022, 04:22
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 13, 2022, 05:39:
Task wrote on Sep 13, 2022, 05:22:
Good because I enjoyed the story so far, I would be stoked for a continuation in a Cyberpunk 2. I want to know if V survived.

Holy moly spoiler alert dude!!!! Redact that text quick!

It's not really that much of a spoiler to know that an RPG which has several different possible endings based on your choices may include the aforementioned possibility. They're really just wondering which one would be considered canon for a sequel, assuming they don't just let you import your save data and somehow accommodate more than one. Besides, it's been almost two years, how long should it be expected that clearly-marked discussions about a game try to avoid vague spoilers?
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Re: Dying Light 2 Stay Human Chapter 2
Sep 14, 2022, 04:00
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Re: Dying Light 2 Stay Human Chapter 2 Sep 14, 2022, 04:00
Sep 14, 2022, 04:00
 
I'm liking this update more because they added a new daytime encounter that can reward a lot of mutation/infected samples, so you have some extra variety in your free-roaming. The first one mainly just had you grinding the same night-time enemies and locations that were always there... And I'm not sure if it's intended or not, but the associated 'plaguebearer' status has been appearing in some human enemies even outside of that new encounter, which is actually pretty fun. Plagued enemies glow green instead of red when you pulse your survivor's sense, and killing them releases a cloud of that infectious chemical stuff which will quickly kill and turn anyone standing in it.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Sep 13, 2022, 16:25
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Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 13, 2022, 16:25
Sep 13, 2022, 16:25
 
Oof, it sucks waiting another 6 months for Zelda, but it's gonna be so good... And May gives them plenty of time to announce and release new hardware to go along with it, if that's what they're gonna do.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 11, 2022, 22:22
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 11, 2022, 22:22
Sep 11, 2022, 22:22
 
Xero wrote on Sep 11, 2022, 22:19:
phinn wrote on Sep 11, 2022, 14:07:
This is strange, the 3060Ti and 3070 have always been the most power efficient of the RTX cards so far. Everything 3070Ti and up use GDDR6X memory but also draw 100W+ more power thus also needing more cooling. Seems like not a great idea to move to GDDR6X memory on the lower tier cards because of this.

I'm building my PC with heavy emphasis on cooling because the i9 and 3x series run hot. I was thinking about getting a 3070ti because I've always been a fan of the XX70 version of everything. You get real good performance and a nice savings in comparison to the 80s and higher. Yet at this point, I'm thinking, should I just go all out? I got the H7 Flow to push for better cooling. I got a 1000w power supply to be safe. Wondering if I can at least save on electric also, lol or will it really make much a difference in the bill?

The 3070Ti is in an awkward spot, either go for the 3070 or the 3080.
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Re: Assassin's Creed Codenames RED, HEXE, and INFINITY Revealed
Sep 10, 2022, 21:06
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Re: Assassin's Creed Codenames RED, HEXE, and INFINITY Revealed Sep 10, 2022, 21:06
Sep 10, 2022, 21:06
 
RogueSix wrote on Sep 10, 2022, 17:54:
Wots a Netflix game? I thought Netflix was some kind of video streaming thing?

They started with interactive video content years ago, but more recently they started offering games through their mobile app as an added perk with your ever more expensive membership. Part of the announcements today is a deal they made with Ubisoft to create three exclusive mobile games for the service (Assassin's Creed, Valiant Hearts, Mighty Quest).
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Gets Edgerunners Update; Announces Phantom Liberty Expansion
Sep 6, 2022, 17:37
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Gets Edgerunners Update; Announces Phantom Liberty Expansion Sep 6, 2022, 17:37
Sep 6, 2022, 17:37
 
Xero wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 16:53:
Side question though, would you start your first game on a new build to see all the technology in action with something like Cyberpunk or I really want to try Far Cry 6 as well?

Cyberpunk, for sure. FC6 isn't bad, but it looks dated by comparison because they didn't go all in on ray tracing, only slapped in a limited implementation that is used in addition to 90% old-style faked shadows and reflections. If you want other graphics showcase games, try Metro: Exodus and Control.
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Re: Rocksmith+ Rocks Out
Sep 6, 2022, 15:55
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Re: Rocksmith+ Rocks Out Sep 6, 2022, 15:55
Sep 6, 2022, 15:55
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 15:50:
I think the sub is optional and to me if I were big into it, might be worth it. Having access to everything vs buying songs. I dunno, seems like a reasonable option.

It is not optional, subscription is their new model. No buying individual songs, and you don't buy just the game itself, you subscribe in order to have access to play it (requires internet connection).
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Re: Rumor Mill
Sep 5, 2022, 17:48
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Re: Rumor Mill Sep 5, 2022, 17:48
Sep 5, 2022, 17:48
 
Holywhippet wrote on Sep 5, 2022, 16:58:
I am hoping it might be another Suikoden game.

I wouldn't look to Konami to deliver on that in any satisfying way... Most of those devs have long since moved on and many (including the original creator) are currently in the process of creating their own spiritual successor. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is the main game releasing 2023, but the proof of concept prequel ARPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising has been out since last year on all platforms.
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Re: OotB: Laborious
Sep 5, 2022, 16:01
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Re: OotB: Laborious Sep 5, 2022, 16:01
Sep 5, 2022, 16:01
 
Yeah... Literally the hottest week of the year in CA right now. We're about halfway through the 10 days or so forecasted to have temps approaching 110F, and I'm not even anywhere near the desert.
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Re: etc.
Sep 2, 2022, 15:25
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Re: etc. Sep 2, 2022, 15:25
Sep 2, 2022, 15:25
 
ZandarKoad wrote on Sep 2, 2022, 14:34:
Nice Diablo Immortal story. Great opportunity for many whales to walk away.

It's more than an opportunity, they're practically being shown the door, lol. Mobile games don't want cheapskate wannabe-whales who cause problems for them by dealing with shady re-seller sites. So either they take the lesson and change their ways or leave.
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Re: Assassin's Creed Mirage Confirmed
Sep 2, 2022, 00:05
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Re: Assassin's Creed Mirage Confirmed Sep 2, 2022, 00:05
Sep 2, 2022, 00:05
 
Are they (finally) forking the series into two genres, then? There's no way they're dropping the massive open world RPG format that revitalized the franchise as a whole, but there's clearly some demand for a more focused and straightforward stealth adventure, as well. So they can have both.
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