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Re: New GeForce Drivers and Death Stranding Bundle
Jul 9, 2020, 20:54
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Re: New GeForce Drivers and Death Stranding Bundle Jul 9, 2020, 20:54
Jul 9, 2020, 20:54
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 9, 2020, 16:56:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 9, 2020, 12:29:
Only 561.45 MB for.. a graphics card driver.. phew.

It's also the Audio Drivers and the PsyX.

It used to be 1/4-1/3 the size when you could get just the English version, but now they only do a global package that includes all their supported languages.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jul 9, 2020, 14:40
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 9, 2020, 14:40
Jul 9, 2020, 14:40
 
It's the stock market, where everything's made up and the points don't matter. As the article mentions, Intel's annual revenues are 6x NVIDIA's, so what does it really matter where the gamblers are placing their bets lately?
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Re: Another Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Video Leak
Jul 9, 2020, 03:50
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Re: Another Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Video Leak Jul 9, 2020, 03:50
Jul 9, 2020, 03:50
 
gilly775 wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 14:33:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 13:13:
Watched it and...meh. Damage sponge boss with circle, attack, fade, repeat.

The game mechanics are beyond stale at this point.

Well the series is pretty much known for that. Are you looking for combat like Kingdom Come Deliverance?

Even that game has some similar boss fights, though. I remember that fucker you fight in the attic of a little chapel or whatever it was, after you lay siege to that bandit stronghold... If you aren't proficient in dodging and counter-attacking by that point, you will be after dying repeatedly there for a while.

It's still a silly complaint to lodge at any particular game, though, 'cause what else could a boss fight be? If it's to be an encounter more meaningful than the rest of the random mobs you plow through with as little as one hit, it has to last longer, which means more HP and/or a scripted sequence where they're invulnerable except under specific conditions. And if you break it down, 99% of all bosses in all games have been that way for 30+ years, since Mario had to jump on the big koopa three times in a row. To say that's stale is to say that the very idea of having bosses at all is stale.
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Re: Get Watch Dogs 2 Free for Watching Ubisoft Forward
Jul 7, 2020, 10:02
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Re: Get Watch Dogs 2 Free for Watching Ubisoft Forward Jul 7, 2020, 10:02
Jul 7, 2020, 10:02
 
Slick wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 08:01:
Don't know why this idea hasn't caught on more... Sure in like Dark Souls or Death Stranding you can see where other players have been, what they've done, warnings/signs giving you tips on what's ahead... but you can't directly interact with players.

The Souls games invented this style of invading other players' sessions, what are you on about? There's nothing indirect about a big, red, flashing message going across your screen and then getting your ass handed to you in a one-on-one duel (if they're nice and don't just gank you while you're busy fighting NPCs).
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 6, 2020, 22:33
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 6, 2020, 22:33
Jul 6, 2020, 22:33
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 19:38:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2020, 15:18:
What's the controversy? The dual protagonists that you're forced to play as? The death of a popular character?

These are the same questions I've been asking myself while playing through the game. I'm enjoying it quite a bit and I think I've got maybe an hour or two left before the end. I've yet to encounter anything that I would have imagined causing this kind of controversy. It just seems like a... normal zombie apocalypse game. I'm glad we get to play as the protagonist character for a little bit to give her perspective. I've read a lot of people just hating on her looks, like women with muscles don't exist or something. When I'm done with the game, it will be interesting to go back and read the leaks from prior to the game's release (I managed to avoid them) because I'm just really confused at all the controversy that this game has generated.

Playing through it, I assumed the gender-bending and non-hetero primary characters was a lot of it, yeah. But also, turns out there really are a lot of fucking losers out there who are just like "I played the first game 10/20/50 times and am not happy that the sequel turned out differently than I thought it would!" For some of them, just the fact that Joel dies and isn't playable again completely ruins it in hour one, or that you see the story play out from different angles and are made to question the actions carried out on both sides results in more ethical dilemma than they care to handle. No opinion on the content of the narrative can take away from how well it's presented, though, the game is just so fucking detailed in all aspects, it's insanely good. I won't say more because I'm not sure if you're actually near the end of it, or merely think you are.
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Re: Shadow Warrior 3 Announced
Jul 6, 2020, 19:34
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Re: Shadow Warrior 3 Announced Jul 6, 2020, 19:34
Jul 6, 2020, 19:34
 
They had a good idea with making weapons a one-time, permanent unlock so you could use whatever you wanted, but yeah, the orb system SUCKED. I loved that they tried going the ARPG route, but if they continue with it they need to drastically improve the ratio of fun to grind.
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Re: Diablo III Season 21 Live
Jul 4, 2020, 23:05
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Re: Diablo III Season 21 Live Jul 4, 2020, 23:05
Jul 4, 2020, 23:05
 
It's ever more ridiculous that they haven't come up with any significant new rewards for this (21 makes seven full rotations of that same fucking armor skin, doesn't it?), but good call on the new DH set... I'll reinstall again just to try that out.
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Re: PC Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Next Month
Jul 3, 2020, 20:34
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Re: PC Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Next Month Jul 3, 2020, 20:34
Jul 3, 2020, 20:34
 
necrosis wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 20:01:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 19:33:
necrosis wrote on Jul 3, 2020, 19:09:
$20 on PS4 but $50$ on PC. For a 3+ year old game.

Then go play it on a PS4. Your entitlement to assume that all the time and expense it took the developers to port it over to PC to then sell it on Steam for $20 minus Valve's 30% is foolish. I own it on PS4 but as far as I see it, this is a new game for PC gamers.

Its the same assets. Same story. 99.99% of the game is already done! Why do we have to pay an extra $20 for a old game? PC users getting screwed over just like when PC games jumped to $60 for no damned reason other than "well we milked the console users for an extra $10 why not the PC users too!".

No reason, really? Ever heard of inflation? They bumped the price to $60 on consoles at about the right time, count yourself lucky you skated by on that discount for as long as you did, 'cause it should have been $70 by then. Hope you're enjoying how the industry evolved to rely on "alternate revenue streams" to make up the difference, though.
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Re: Hyper Scape Announced
Jul 2, 2020, 17:32
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Re: Hyper Scape Announced Jul 2, 2020, 17:32
Jul 2, 2020, 17:32
 
Shit, I just finished TLOU2 last night/this morning... I'll move on to the next one, but it's gonna take a couple days to get over how good that was.
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Re: Crucible Reverting to Closed Beta
Jun 30, 2020, 22:07
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Re: Crucible Reverting to Closed Beta Jun 30, 2020, 22:07
Jun 30, 2020, 22:07
 
Wow.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jun 29, 2020, 10:55
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 29, 2020, 10:55
Jun 29, 2020, 10:55
 
Uh, maybe if you're talking about 100 of something, then 1% vs. 2% wouldn't be very significant. But Steam has like 100 million active users and over a BILLION registered accounts, so the total represented base here is somewhere between 9 and 10 figures...
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Re: Dying Light Hellraid DLC Beta Access with Preorders
Jun 26, 2020, 19:32
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Re: Dying Light Hellraid DLC Beta Access with Preorders Jun 26, 2020, 19:32
Jun 26, 2020, 19:32
 
I wonder if this is just salvaging what little development they did on Hellraid before they put it to rest for good, or they're trying to prove to someone that people still want it... Either way, it looks like the chunkiest DLC Dying Light will get other than the expansion, so I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: On Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing
Jun 26, 2020, 18:41
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Re: On Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Jun 26, 2020, 18:41
Jun 26, 2020, 18:41
 
Calling a $340 component entry-level is on the #PCMR entrance exam, for sure.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 26, 2020, 12:05
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2020, 12:05
Jun 26, 2020, 12:05
 
My little tip for flying, stinging pests is a fly swatter. Fuck 'em.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Preview Roundup
Jun 25, 2020, 21:24
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Preview Roundup Jun 25, 2020, 21:24
Jun 25, 2020, 21:24
 
Not me, I saw enough when they debuted gameplay at E3. I think watching and reading every bit of pre-release info on a game like this ruins some of the fun of discovery while you're actually playing it.
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Re: Get AER Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3: The Game for Free
Jun 25, 2020, 21:20
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Re: Get AER Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3: The Game for Free Jun 25, 2020, 21:20
Jun 25, 2020, 21:20
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jun 25, 2020, 21:07:
Anybody here play Conan Exiles? Any good?

It's fun so long as you use the admin panel to cut down the grind (increase harvest yield, lower crafting costs and time, increase XP gain, etc.), since it's one of those games designed for huge groups of people to play online like a second job.
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Re: Steam Summer Sale Underway
Jun 25, 2020, 19:42
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Re: Steam Summer Sale Underway Jun 25, 2020, 19:42
Jun 25, 2020, 19:42
 
Outward is not an MMO, it's a sandbox RPG that feels a lot like Morrowind both aesthetically and mechanically. The defining feature is that you don't die and have to just reload a save when you lose all your HP, you pass out and wake up in a semi-randomly chosen other location, losing some time and maybe some items. I.e. if bandits defeat you, they'll take you back to their camp and hold you prisoner, so then you need to escape. It also supports two-player co-op.
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Re: More Misconduct Fallout
Jun 25, 2020, 12:11
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Re: More Misconduct Fallout Jun 25, 2020, 12:11
Jun 25, 2020, 12:11
 
mirthy wrote on Jun 25, 2020, 11:44:
Otherwise, they do take a vow to be faithful to each other so...

And you know this because you were in attendance, or...?
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Re: More Misconduct Fallout
Jun 24, 2020, 20:46
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Re: More Misconduct Fallout Jun 24, 2020, 20:46
Jun 24, 2020, 20:46
 
Nevermind what his corporate overlords think; those bastards would come down on you for pissing in the woods if you did it while wearing a company shirt. I'm referring to this:

Over the weekend, Ismail was accused of cheating on his wife and lying about his marital status as part of a fresh wave of #metoo allegations

Was this guy just lumped in to the story because he's a name in the industry, or has the hashtag really become that watered down?
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Re: More Misconduct Fallout
Jun 24, 2020, 19:55
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Re: More Misconduct Fallout Jun 24, 2020, 19:55
Jun 24, 2020, 19:55
 
bhcompy wrote on Jun 24, 2020, 19:43:
They note he "was accused of cheating on his wife and lying about his marital status,"

What does that have to do with sexual harassment?

I'm wondering that, as well... I didn't realize the movement had expanded to include "he's just an asshole." Hurting feelings isn't illegal, nor is wrecking your own home.
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