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Re: Serious Sam 4 Story Trailer
Sep 22, 2020, 02:11
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Re: Serious Sam 4 Story Trailer Sep 22, 2020, 02:11
Sep 22, 2020, 02:11
 
ventry wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 21:05:
It's got a nice look and it's good that they've made an effort at some story "depth" but, I can't help but feel this franchise has "Jumped the shark".

That happened long ago, when SS3 put you through dark corridors with a flashlight.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 13:01
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 13:01
Sep 21, 2020, 13:01
 
Why the fuck would any of you wish for a change of engine now? Do you want to go another 5 years without a new BGS game?
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 20, 2020, 21:50
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 20, 2020, 21:50
Sep 20, 2020, 21:50
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 20, 2020, 21:29:
Speaking of streamers, I'm done with hearing what they think of a game while they play if for a few hours before moving on to the next thing. It's always along the lines of I like it as if they have become shills if they believe that or not. I just ask the chat what they think vs the streamer, seems more honest. Yeah the streamer likes all the games they play so much next day 90% of the time they are on to next.

Yeah, the top guys can play a random game on a lark and start a fad (the influencers) and after that it's a huge wave of wannabes and trend-chasers following their lead to try and catch some of those viewers. I'm sure there are some of the latter group that attempt to start their own fads, considering the mass appeal and meme-worthiness of a random game more so than their actual opinion of it.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers
Sep 20, 2020, 00:34
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers Sep 20, 2020, 00:34
Sep 20, 2020, 00:34
 
Linking an article which itself does not cite any source for its data (and goes on to make speculative extrapolations without bothering to define any context for them) is not exactly solid proof of what you're saying. Which is that 50% of PC gamers have an SSD by now, correct? How does any of this support that claim?

Average contract prices for 512GB and 1TB SSDs have a chance to plunge below $0.1 per GB by the end of this year, hitting an all-time low.

This change will cause 512GB SSDs to replace their 128GB counterparts and become market mainstream, second only to 256GB SSDs.

PCIe SSDs may achieve 50% market penetration, since PCIe SSDs and SATA SSDS are nearly identical in price.

SSD adoption among notebooks had already come above the 50% threshold in 2018.

Contract prices for mainstream 128/256/512GB SSDs have fallen a long way by over 50% since peaking in 2017, and prices for 512GB and 1TB SSDs may fall below $0.1 per GB by year-end.

This will stimulate demand from those seeking to replace their 500GB and 1TB HDDs. SSD adoption rate is expected to land between 60 and 65% in 2019.
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Re: Saturday Consolidation
Sep 19, 2020, 21:22
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Re: Saturday Consolidation Sep 19, 2020, 21:22
Sep 19, 2020, 21:22
 
Clickbait title... 50GB and 66GB aren't small, but they're on the low end of game sizes these days. I do wonder how long it'll be until someone has to use two 100GB blu-rays, though. Maybe GTA 6?
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Re: Epic Fires Back at Apple Again
Sep 19, 2020, 15:17
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Re: Epic Fires Back at Apple Again Sep 19, 2020, 15:17
Sep 19, 2020, 15:17
 
*yawn*
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Sep 19, 2020, 01:54
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Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 19, 2020, 01:54
Sep 19, 2020, 01:54
 
Sigwolf wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 21:50:
If it's acknowledged they make more money on the sale of games than they do on consoles, how does a games sold for console mean they make more money than a game sold for PC? i.e. Why they heck wouldn't they come to PC, unless they don't like more copies sold?

Because they are each the Steam of their own platform, they get 100% of the revenue from their own games and a big chunk of revenue from all the other games people sell through them or for them. That's why they make the hardware to begin with, rather than just be a software developer. Plus there are all the console accessories and online subscriptions, which PC gamers have no need to purchase. They do like more copies sold, but only after the game is no longer a significant generator of money or interest in their own ecosystem.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers
Sep 18, 2020, 21:31
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers Sep 18, 2020, 21:31
Sep 18, 2020, 21:31
 
No mention of framerate, but this is from the related support article:

Please note that the game is both graphics- and processor-intensive, so make sure these components meet or exceed the minimum requirements. Also note that the minimum is created with Low settings and 1080p gaming in mind and Recommended with High and 1080p.
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Re: Fortnite Save the World macOS Support Ending
Sep 17, 2020, 20:57
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Re: Fortnite Save the World macOS Support Ending Sep 17, 2020, 20:57
Sep 17, 2020, 20:57
 
Fortnite STW is neither free to play nor a battle royale, and it's never been on iOS. It's the PVE horde defense mode which was in paid early access for years. Apparently they finally removed the EA tag recently, but it didn't go F2P like they promised.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind if they put it out of its misery and issued refunds on PC, too, since the game has been horribly stagnant ever since BR took off... a condition they admit will only get worse now that they consider it "complete."
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Re: PlayStation 5 in November
Sep 17, 2020, 03:14
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Re: PlayStation 5 in November Sep 17, 2020, 03:14
Sep 17, 2020, 03:14
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 01:34:
So a $1,500 Ebay purchase.

No kidding, apparently all the retailers started selling them earlier than planned after fucking Wal-Mart jumped the gun a few hours ago.... Sony said it wouldn't happen until sometime tomorrow, but pre-orders are already sold out everywhere. Some are having luck spamming Best Buy's checkout button -- 'cause of how their system processes things and individual orders falling through seem to automatically make new stock available -- but that's about it.

VaranDragon wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 02:24:
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:55:
GPU: 10.3 Tflops vs. 4 Tflops
RAM: 16GB @ 448 GB/s vs. 10GB (8 @ 224 GB/s + 2 @ 56 GB/s)
SSD: 825GB @ 5.5 GB/s vs. 512GB @ 2.4 GB/s

For the console retarded among us which of these is which? I assume that the PS5 has the better numbers?

Correct, that's PS5 vs. Xbox Series S. Of course they will sell some of the latter to people who only look at the price tag, but I dunno how anyone who researches what they buy would give up so much to save only 25%.
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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy Listing Spotted
Sep 17, 2020, 00:25
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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy Listing Spotted Sep 17, 2020, 00:25
Sep 17, 2020, 00:25
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 18:12:
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 17:53:
Uh, it's been out on PC, they began selling a trilogy pack in 2012. It's $29.99: https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/mass-effect/mass-effect-trilogy

I misread this as remaster.... I'm just hopeful.. dammit.

I mean, it would be a "remaster" compared to the previous gen console releases, but higher resolutions and whatnot wouldn't make it look better than it's been on PC the whole time. I would be shocked if they put any significant work into it and still let you have a 3-in-1 deal. I'd be interested in a legit remake of the first game, though, sure.
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Re: Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond in December
Sep 16, 2020, 23:33
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Re: Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond in December Sep 16, 2020, 23:33
Sep 16, 2020, 23:33
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 23:13:
Bummer this a VR title. I'd love to play a modern Metal of Honor Allied Assault type game without goggles.

Same here. The ONLY reason I perked up at the title is because I saw Respawn right under it, but then the second half of that sentence came...
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Re: PlayStation 5 in November
Sep 16, 2020, 22:55
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Re: PlayStation 5 in November Sep 16, 2020, 22:55
Sep 16, 2020, 22:55
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:22:
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:02:
$400 for a full-fat console makes the $300 neutered Xbox look even worse.

Yep, undercutting your competition by 20%, THAT is aggressive pricing.

Nvidia and AMD could learn a lesson or 2 from this on the GPU front.

To be fair, both offerings that include the UHD blu-ray drive are $500. There have been rumors of a third new box from MS that could be in between what they already announced, so if that's just an X with no disc drive for $400, they'll have called that bet. Or they could look really dumb and make their medium price point have medium specs. Either way, this is what we're looking at now, for a difference of one Benjamin:

GPU: 10.3 Tflops vs. 4 Tflops
RAM: 16GB @ 448 GB/s vs. 10GB (8 @ 224 GB/s + 2 @ 56 GB/s)
SSD: 825GB @ 5.5 GB/s vs. 512GB @ 2.4 GB/s
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Re: Hogwarts Legacy Announced
Sep 16, 2020, 22:21
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Re: Hogwarts Legacy Announced Sep 16, 2020, 22:21
Sep 16, 2020, 22:21
 
Never read or watched Harry Potter, but this I might play.
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Re: PlayStation 5 in November
Sep 16, 2020, 22:02
2.
Re: PlayStation 5 in November Sep 16, 2020, 22:02
Sep 16, 2020, 22:02
 
$400 for a full-fat console makes the $300 neutered Xbox look even worse.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Sep 16, 2020, 19:55
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Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 16, 2020, 19:55
Sep 16, 2020, 19:55
 
God of War sequel next year, nice.

$400 for a digital PS5 is also nice, but dammit, I have all these discs of PS4 games I'd like to keep and I want a UHD movie player... So I guess I'll be paying $500.
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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy Listing Spotted
Sep 16, 2020, 17:53
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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy Listing Spotted Sep 16, 2020, 17:53
Sep 16, 2020, 17:53
 
Uh, it's been out on PC, they began selling a trilogy pack in 2012. It's $29.99: https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/mass-effect/mass-effect-trilogy
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 17:04
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 17:04
Sep 16, 2020, 17:04
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 14:17:
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 12:55:
wtf_man wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:44:
For those of us that still run in only 1080p, the Tom's Hardware CPU scaling for the 3080 is really interesting....

At 1080p Ultra, my old 3570k (which is 1 gen below the lowest CPU they test (4770k Overclocked) would bottleneck the 3080 by at least 50%. Stunned

What is telling... is that CPU doesn't matter as much at 4k Ultra... 4770k OC vs. i9 9900k is maybe 10%

So the solution is supersampling. Render the game at 4K or thereabouts, even if your screen is only 1080p. You get a better image quality than with antialiasing, and you won't let all that extra GPU power go completely to waste.

Wouldn't "Ultra" already include max AA settings? (Super Sampled in most games)

A lot of newer games include an option for supersampling, but that's not their anti-aliasing method, no. Most still use FXAA, TAA, MSAA, or some combination of those, since they're all a lot cheaper than literally running the game at a higher resolution and squishing it down to fit your screen's pixels. But if you buy a super powerful graphics card with nothing else to use the performance on, it fits the bill.
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 12:55
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 12:55
Sep 16, 2020, 12:55
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:44:
For those of us that still run in only 1080p, the Tom's Hardware CPU scaling for the 3080 is really interesting....

At 1080p Ultra, my old 3570k (which is 1 gen below the lowest CPU they test (4770k Overclocked) would bottleneck the 3080 by at least 50%. Stunned

What is telling... is that CPU doesn't matter as much at 4k Ultra... 4770k OC vs. i9 9900k is maybe 10%

So the solution is supersampling. Render the game at 4K or thereabouts, even if your screen is only 1080p. You get a better image quality than with antialiasing, and you won't let all that extra GPU power go completely to waste.
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer
Sep 16, 2020, 10:30
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer Sep 16, 2020, 10:30
Sep 16, 2020, 10:30
 
LDAsh wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 04:25:
Some people should maybe relax? They're not going to pin you down at gunpoint and force you to play it at native 8K while gently wiping away the tears of blood. Sounds like a thing "for posterity"...

Ah, but it wouldn't be Crysis without this basic misunderstanding in the options, now would it.

Yep, seems everyone forgot why Crysis became infamous for being a demanding game in the first place... Hell, they even forgot what happened just a few weeks back when the remaster was first revealed.
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