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Re: On Sale
Sep 26, 2020, 18:26
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Re: On Sale Sep 26, 2020, 18:26
Sep 26, 2020, 18:26
 
It doesn't require the sub, no game does. Paying the monthly fee is an alternative to purchasing the game individually.
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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Open Beta Early Access for Xfinity Customers
Sep 25, 2020, 19:43
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Re: Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Open Beta Early Access for Xfinity Customers Sep 25, 2020, 19:43
Sep 25, 2020, 19:43
 
As a cursed Xfinity customer, I refuse to waste what is probably 10-15% of my monthly cap on a two-day sneak preview.
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer
Sep 25, 2020, 03:38
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer Sep 25, 2020, 03:38
Sep 25, 2020, 03:38
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 25, 2020, 02:35:
The Pyro wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 11:46:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 07:11:
What is wrong with free stuff? This is fucking awesome.

Nothin' wrong with free stuff, but yanking the game off of Steam is kindof of a dick move. I'm assuming this game is integrated with the Steam friends' list? So if you already own the game on Steam, now none of your friends have the option of buying it on that platform to conveniently join your games?
Of course they don't have the option of buying it on their preferred platform - the game is free. The developers have also gone out of their way to make sure that existing owners are able to link their profiles and retain additional items.

People are acting like Epic touched them in their naughty place.

He has a point... It's a Top 10 game on Steam by player count, been that way pretty consistently since it came out, and now the store page doesn't exist. They're leaving a hell of a lot of valuable advertisement and organic growth on the table by making it EGS exclusive, in hopes of it really blowing up there and providing them a bunch of royalty-free microtransaction revenue. 'Cause it sure isn't a move that benefits the PC community as a whole. What's stopping them from discontinuing the Steam version altogether, once they feel they've given enough time for people willing to migrate to do so? I guess we'll see how well these devs are able to resist the influence of Sweeney's vendetta.

As for cross-play, there's no denying RL has been at the forefront of that movement, but it came about before the acquisition and is only seamless when the people on another platform are strangers being randomly matched with you. You have to set up a new in-game friends list with your "RocketID" in order to create cross-platform parties, which means you lose out on any added functionality afforded by Steam friends and even the most basic functionality offered by Epic friends (the ability to see if someone's online but not in-game and invite them to join you). That's pretty much the opposite of convenience.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Sep 24, 2020, 22:22
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Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 24, 2020, 22:22
Sep 24, 2020, 22:22
 
$220 for a proprietary 1TB storage upgrade, youch.
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer
Sep 23, 2020, 21:54
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer Sep 23, 2020, 21:54
Sep 23, 2020, 21:54
 
They heard we like smurfs and cheaters, so they not only removed the already modest barrier to entry, but incentivized claiming extra copies on a separate platform, as well...
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Re: Activision Denies Call of Duty Accounts Breach
Sep 22, 2020, 21:58
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Re: Activision Denies Call of Duty Accounts Breach Sep 22, 2020, 21:58
Sep 22, 2020, 21:58
 
Sometimes you just get a rash of attempts on accounts for a particular game or service. Whatever groups that routinely do this kind of crap just change where they point their botnets at, and they're bound to find some paydirt because most people are really bad at keeping their stuff secure. Despite the inevitable cries of breach, that doesn't necessarily mean the company is at fault, that their own servers or protocols were compromised. Any game with tens of millions of players is a big, fat, juicy target for these cyber-jerks, so you better have a good password and 2FA enabled, especially on your email account.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 22, 2020, 21:27
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 22, 2020, 21:27
Sep 22, 2020, 21:27
 
So the TL;DR for yet another Tom's recommendation article is... Just buy the top of the line GPU! Thanks for the insight, ya bunch of shills.
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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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