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  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC system requirements detailed

  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    It is not a smug attitude it is common sense, if you don't understand the hardware do not use it there are other, better, options for you. If it is not that and you want to know "performance quotas" because you absolutely must now specifically how your system is used go to a specialist site as nobody else cares as we all understand these things. It is silly to expect devs layout such detail because even if they did it would be useless to everyone without a 980 anyway

    Not really sure how someone who claims to "understand" the market and hardware can not see this.
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  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    Also what happens with patches and optimisations down the line? Do devs redo all the info in your uber detailed performance quota spec req if they get improved performance?
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  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    What point? I explained what recommended means and why it is so hard to do what you want with such a varied market.

    To be honest system reqs have worked well since forever apart from the odd idiot not reading them so I don't see the need for performance quotas on the back of the box for one or 2 cards :)

    There is no smug about it, if you don't understand sys reqs you should not be on a PC, if you are that obsessed and want "performance quotas" Toms hardware and the like will be your hangouts before you buy. The rest of us understand our hardware and don't worry.
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  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    Performance quotas? God are you for real? :)
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  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    Like I said you are talking about benchmarking that isn't system requirements. Devs don't care if you run at 800x600 in a window on integrated they know a 980 will max it and play it well so go with that.

    From all your ranting I get you want the developer to tell you a system that will play at your desired framrate and resolution for the max settings but what you are not getting is the market is more than 1060 60fps above and below that in fact.

    Now of course there is some guesswork (that is why they only "recommend" components) but that is where your brain and that understanding you claim you have comes in, you look at the req and can gauge what your machine can do and then if there is always the setting menu if unhappy.

    Developers are too busy making games to be able to bench them for you to I'm afraid and to be honest if you are that obsessed that you need to be told res and FPS before you even buy there are specialist sites to read endless stacks of figures.
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  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    But again you show you don't really understand PC hardware or the market. Specific settings with what hardware? Ballpark figures with what configuration? What is it you want them to do? Bench a 980? Why? That will only tell 980 users their framerate. What if those 980 users want more eye candy than framerate or vice versa. How do you give precision in a market based on customization?

    Understand the market then come back and ask for devs to do your benchmarking for you.
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  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    I am not sure I undstand your rambling to be honest. yes to play at the highest settings you need a card at the level of a 980 at least....where is the confusion???

    Are you saying you want devs to benchmark every set up for you for a breakdown of res and FPS? Takes a lot of work and to be honest there are many sites out there that test out hardware anyway if you really must be told what FPS and res you will run before you buy.

    Again on reading the PC article about PC.....as I own a PC it held some interest yes, amazing that :) I have a 970 friend I know I'd be running this but I am also not a moron though so will look at specs for games I buy for an understanding of where my hardware lies within the requirements guidlines....oh look I understood system reqs! \o/
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  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @Simatron3000

    Still impossible given how many different configurations could achieve such settings.
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  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    Christ almighty that's a lot of rant :)

    Look if you yourself have no knowledge of computing and are mystified by rather easy to understand spec requirement guidelines that is frankly your own issue. I mean if you think they should tell you a system to play at 1080 60fps which system should they use? What about those who have to play lower? What about those who play higher? Newer cards or older cards? Which CPUs? In the PC market there are too many variables for developers to do your thinking for you they give their guidelines for a minimum, high and sometime high end experience like here with ultra settings. Anything else is down to you and your own hardware which is a computer so anyone with a brain in their head will know what hardware they have bought and what it can do. How can a developer give you precision in a market with so many options?

    I know you have trouble understanding the PC market from our talk in the budget PC thread but a computer is not a console, if you don't have at least basic knowledge and don't want to learn one a PC is not for you and certainly avoid PC if a basic thing like systems reqs confuse you. stay on a console.....

    As for me reading it (you tried that line in the budget PC thread too :) ), why would I not look at specs? I understand them....
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  • bad09 25/04/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    Recommended? Well duh it means the recommended hardware for a great experience at high settings. With so many configurations out there it is probably impossible to have a standard. Frankly if you don't know the capabilites of your own hardware you shouldn't be on pc.

    The reason we have pc settings is because we tailor the experience to our hardware and taste. Even the minimum strictly is not true as you can even game on integrated graphics in a small window if you want or need.

    Specs are a guide and the user should know their own hardware if bought correctly and researched. It is a computer not a console.
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  • bad09 24/04/2015

    @melnificent

    It doesn't ready make so much difference to make the extra expense worth it IMO. An ssd is essential for the OS and programs but you can get a small cheap one for that and get a lot more storage for cheaper with a hdd.
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  • bad09 24/04/2015

    @bigbadbeasty

    To be honest an ssd doesn't really make much difference to games other than better loading so most people don't buy big ones, for the time being most will use a ssd for the OS and a hdd for storage.
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  • bad09 23/04/2015

    @himmatsj

    I think the reason for little difference between minimum and recommended is because we still have no current lower scale cards. 750ti is ok but just about the level of a ps4 . Once we get new lower end cards, like a 950ti, the gap will be bigger I reckon.
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  • Steam Workshop now allows modders to sell their work

  • bad09 24/04/2015

    @dogmanstaruk

    Steam really is a cesspit of crap now isn't it, I do my browsing elsewhere.
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  • bad09 24/04/2015

    @CaptainKid

    For now you can mod games on steam drm. Of course now mods are to become uncertified DLC in the workshop valve may tighten up on that just to stop people modding for free, we'll have to wait and see.
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  • bad09 24/04/2015

    Well that is the modding scene knackered. Reply +4
  • Resident Evil HD remaster sells 1m copies

  • bad09 24/04/2015

    Cut scenes looked fugly but other than that the 1080 60fps of the game on pc made it a joy to play through.

    There is a gap in my steam list for 2 and 3 though. Sort it capcom!
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  • Video: Video game sequels you'll never get to play

  • bad09 23/04/2015

    You had to open the getaway 3 wound......You slag :( Reply +10
  • Watch nine minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

  • bad09 23/04/2015

    @Aphexman

    From what I heard the 360 version of 2 was pretty good so I really wouldn't worry. Sure it won't be 1080 60fps and bells and whistles but I'll put money on that it will offer a solid experience....but I do base that on nothing but hearsay on the port of 2 and their excellent attitude to their customers on PC.
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  • bad09 22/04/2015

    @riceNpea

    Maybe but there have been rumours for a while that xbox is becoming more a brand and their platform approach going forward does seem to tie in with that. We may see more PC through this xbox channel.
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  • bad09 22/04/2015

    @riceNpea

    Most footage you see is on a pc. They all sucker people every e3 but people still bite.
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  • bad09 22/04/2015

    Ooh they cleaned up the interface, the addition of controller was welcome but they stumbled a bit on the inventory screens for 2.

    Looking lovely cannot wait to get stuck in.
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  • Xbox One update will let you turn on the console with your phone

  • bad09 23/04/2015

    @Malesoun

    I control my PCs via phone at times, it is a handy function to be able to control a device with your phone as a remote.
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  • Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC

  • bad09 22/04/2015

    @Dismiss

    Your problem is using Geforce experience to decide settings. Don't it is crap.
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @daviejambo

    Yeah I know the feeling. I take lots of screenshots for no other reason than they look so damn good. Weird obsession.....

    My old 650ti threw in a good gta4 outing can't wait to see what the 970 will do. Oh icenhancer... :)
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @daviejambo

    Draw distance is something you have to see in person. Not played 5 yet at all but 4 was the same. People are amazed when I throw that on and it is something you don't see on yt vids
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @sbkw1983

    It is basically a remaster in terms of retail release dates but were made along side each other. Rockstar made a shinier and better textured version with a fps view for pc and current consoles.
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @geeza2020

    It is interesting to read performance and as most games are multiplatform now consoles are a good tide mark to be fair.

    Of course sadly it does turn into "who wins" so bound to attract the monkeys.
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @MrMeX

    You can say it all you want it won't make it true :)
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @MrMeX

    Go with whatever fantasy you want fella I already corrected you with reality so job done. Now back to bickering over minimum specs friend it's important stuff.
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @MrMeX

    Fuck sake dude it is a different version of the game what is the point in your nonsense about old consoles and the minimum pc spec? I keep asking and you don't answer. Why should anybody care anyway? Unless you are a fan dribbler why would you compare?

    A fancier version of a game needs a better pc my god what a shock revelation......I hope you are trolling dude. :)
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @MrMeX

    *sigh* it is not a port (do you know what that means?). They worked on pc/new consoles separately. They were making the pc version (of which the new console versions were ported) before they even finished the 360/ps3 version and leaked dev logs amd rockstars own account of development confirm that.
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @MrMeX

    Thar version was worked on separately to the pc,bone and ps4.
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @MrMeX

    How? I am laughing your desparate comparisons buddy :)
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @MrMeX

    Old version not even the same....and nobody cares anyway but the fan dribblers :)
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  • bad09 21/04/2015

    @MrMeX

    If you are having to resort to bickering over the minimum spec performance it is time to just give up and play on your console fella :)
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  • Party Hard lets you slay everyone at an obnoxious shindig

  • bad09 22/04/2015

    @jefranklin18

    Thought the same thing. That game was brilliant
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  • The best PC games

  • bad09 20/04/2015

    @Zicoroen

    A 14 month old article about a lone company printed before it was revealed sales were up year on year. Finger on the pulse with your sources there :)
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  • bad09 20/04/2015

    @Zicoroen

    While tablet devices have eaten into some areas of the market PC hardware sales were up last year and software has grown every year for a while and it brings in the most revenue as a gaming platform.
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  • bad09 20/04/2015

    What a terrible list :) Reply +4
  • What does it take to run GTA 5 at 1080p60?

  • bad09 18/04/2015

    @clockworkzombie

    I think if games are going to start becoming this crazy size it may have to happen. I got a blu for ripping and playing video but other than that it is unused bar the odd install or windows reinstall but they are quite cheap and many OEMs put them in now.

    The physical market IS shrinking though so with the cost of blu it may not be worth it. To me a disc drive is essential for media in the living room but many are building systems with no drive at all now.

    Download doesn't seems to matter these days for many, hell I installed my 4tb storage drive last night and hit my ISPs unlimited package for 60gb already. Once all 350 odd games are installed they'll turn netflix into a slideshow for years :)
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  • bad09 18/04/2015

    @clockworkzombie

    Yeah consoles are a pain these days. When I killed a PC with vodka and orange a few years ago I used our old PS3 to play Bioshock 2. Firmware update, game install, game update. Took over half an hour with a disc. My brother in law came round and wanting to play something turned it on. Firmware update, then every game we tried wanted to wait for updates. So slow to. 360 was pretty painless updating to be fair.

    After that though I did think "what's the point of these things?".
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  • bad09 17/04/2015

    I see the "....but..but..but my console!" crowd are out in force. Mmmmmmmm salty tears. Yummy! :) Reply +1
  • Project Cars technical details confirmed

  • bad09 15/04/2015

    @UncleLou

    Cool I could do with a new racer perfect break from all that witcher 3 action next month :)

    Yeah I'm becoming a fan of DSR. Not tried much on my 970 yet but far cry 3 and watch dogs look fantastic with it.
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  • bad09 15/04/2015

    @mania112

    Sorry should have been clearer, I meant is the game any good. I know it's a early access type thing so many have played it.
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  • bad09 15/04/2015

    Modest specs. So is this any good? Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry vs extreme frame-rate gaming

  • bad09 15/04/2015

    @PirateRoberts

    To be honest 4k will not matter on this round of consoles. The last lot couldn't do native 1080 for the most part.

    In the pc market not even one percent game at 4k so it has long way to anyway.
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  • You can buy Mortal Kombat X Easy Fatalities

  • bad09 14/04/2015

    @spamdangled

    Yeah lots of people just love being nickel and dimed and microtransactions really are for people too busy to play games to. The other one has bells on, go on pull it :)
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  • The Digital Foundry 2015 budget gaming PC guide

  • bad09 14/04/2015

    @Mar27w

    He is the worst troll on here what the hell are you smoking????
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  • How to add your music to GTA 5 PC's radio stations

  • bad09 14/04/2015

    So there is no independence fm this time? Shame. Reply 0