CosmicGypsy

Just how useful are PC benchmark modes really?

CosmicGypsy

2 days ago

@Number1Laing

I think you are conflating 2 different types of benchmarks. 3D Mark is intended to stress your hardware so you'd use that to adjust overclocks and have a consistent metric by which to measure your efforts. A well designed game benchmark should be representative of what you are going to experience in-game so that you can tweak your game settings for a consistent experience.
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Pyre review

CosmicGypsy

9 months ago

@Lunatic4ever

I'm pretty sure that was a statement and not a question?
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First look at Atari's new console

CosmicGypsy

9 months ago

@Krychek

Is it the most annoying thing in the world when people pose questions of themselves to setup an answer?

Probably not, but it is pretty damn annoying.
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Teenager behind Microsoft and Sony hacks jailed for two years

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@Murton Here's a couple of reasons why I think your opinion needs to be adjusted.

1) Longer or more severe sentences are categorically and provably ineffective as deterrents (murder rates in the US aren't lower in states with the death penalty, for example)
2) Regardless of the sentence, the likelihood of being caught is always the biggest deterrent.

Our legal system needs changes to ensure we have genuine punishments to fit crimes such as this. Deporting children is not the answer. Locking them up for longer is not the answer.

I hope this goes some way to changing your mind a little. There is a lot of available research on this subject.
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What a real-life football commentator learned when he commentated a FIFA tournament

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@Rathbone "He's going for the double drop, and he's made it...That's going to put a smile on his face"
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Mass Effect Andromeda players want a mute button for its chatty AI

Mass Effect Andromeda physical launch sales down on ME3

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@MichaelNae Best to check on here if you want an answer/solution. Videos like that always help.

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Mass-Effect-Andromeda/ct-p/mass-effect-andromeda-en
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Fan project to get Zelda: Breath of the Wild running on PC shows remarkable progress

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@SupremeAC And your words are a form of tree as far as I am concerned. Just not by any actual definition of the word tree.
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Mass Effect Andromeda's early access trial is getting a mixed response

Inside the cruellest RollerCoaster Tycoon park ever created

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@Jacan All the answers you are looking for are in here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News

It's a cool site. Not all of the information on there is accurate, but it is a great place to start before you make a chump of yourself on a public forum.
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Cards Against Humanity gets official Mass Effect expansion

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@superstoned If it normalizes and encourages racism, sexism or classism it was because you played it with bad people. I'm sorry you have terrible friends, though it seems to be no less than you deserve.

I am no fan of the game, but your vitriol seems misplaced and unfounded.
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CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@superstoned Ugh, IKR? The only thing worse than the sound of other people enjoying themselves is the sound of children laughing.
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Four hours with Mass Effect Andromeda

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@captain-T-dawg The semantic difference changes the focus. "I didn't enjoy game X" = Personal opinion

"Game X is overrated" = everyone else is wrong.

Oh, you should totally buy Game X btw, it's fucking amazing.
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CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@captain-T-dawg Ah "Overrated". Because it is other people's fault that you didn't enjoy something.
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Notes from the end of a world

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

Excellent article. Fills me with an odd sense of nostalgia for a game I never played.

Makes me want to find an MMO to play after having a couple of years off.

Good communities like this are few and far between though unfortunately.
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2016: The year that time remembered

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@Christoferson If anything mentioned in this piece spoils any of these games for someone in any way, I doubt they'd have the mental capacity to read. They certainly wouldn't get past those opening 2 paragraphs without their brain imploding.
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Russian MPs call for FIFA 17 ban over "gay propaganda"

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@ghostgate2001 We must also remember that wearing clothes with mixed fibers is an abomination. So all modern footballers are equally as abhorrent as homosexuals in the eyes of the bible. For some reason, religious people rank some abominations higher than others, even though this is not written in the Bible.

It's almost as if they just take the bits they want to believe and interpret the rest however they want to.
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CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@Indication Apart from Robbie Rogers of LA Galaxy.
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Five minutes of Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay reveals krogan, turian squadmates

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

In space, no one can hear you squee
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Black Friday deals for Wednesday 23rd November

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@JamieW I suppose it depends on how dubious you find Amazon. I've been trying REALLY hard not to buy from them due to their dodgy tax practices.

Sometimes my desires are stronger than my morals, but for the sake of a quid I will go direct to EA.

Whoever you give your money to, you get a really good game. I enjoyed the first one but this really feels like they dialed everything up to 11.
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CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

I grabbed Titanfall 2, what a game that is.

Worth noting that while it is cheaper from Amazon, there is an additional discount code Origin mailed out which gets you a further 20% off the sale price.

Just add Titan20 at checkout.
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Mass Effect Andromeda ditches character classes, but lets you respec

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@TeaFiend Roger that...Krogan.
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Mass Effect Andromeda $199 Collector's Edition includes remote control Mako

CosmicGypsy

1 year ago

@system11 Out of interest, did you play on PC?

I HATED the Mako when I played on console, but I played through the trilogy again on PC when they did the Humble deal a couple of years back and I found the Mako to be a completely different experience on mouse and keys, it was a joy.
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Murky world of PC game key reselling exposed by indie developer

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

There was a really good article about this on Polygon last year, after Ubi pulled a load of the keys sold through these sites.

It's an interesting read
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In Theory: Can next-gen Nvidia tech offer Titan X power for GTX 970 money?

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@Teapot I already decided, I am absolutely due an upgrade.

I was hoping for June, but I can wait until July :D
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Why insiders think we'll see a new Xbox One at E3

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

But Microsoft's new machine far more mysterious.
This sentence far less proof reading
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Watch: Lost Reavers is impressively bad

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@TeaFiend Ha, you badly injured yourself and were in severe pain lol
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New Witcher 3 Blood & Wine screenshots are vibrantly colourful

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@matthone Yeah I played on a OC'd R9 280X. It was a great experience, but I am seriously considering a 980(Ti) (or maybe a 1080 if they are ready when it is time to buy)

I really enjoyed my 1st playthrough and I am about to spend 4 months away from my partner for work, so I need a luxurious world to immerse myself in :)
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@arcam I've never done an NG+ either, but I found this to be a bit of a cake walk after the first 5 or 6 hours of play. Which is why I quite fancy trying it on bastard-hard mode (it probably has a more eloquent name in-game)
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

I've been seriously considering a newgame+ playthrough before starting this. I fully intend on getting a new GPU in a month or 2 and the Witcher III was bloody stunning the first time around. I'd love to see it in all its glory.
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Sega to support Mega Drive game mods via Steam

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@FortysixterUK Personally I had a SNES, but I never understood the rivalry. My best mate had a Mega Drive so we spent one summer at his house playing Toejam & Earl, and the next at mine playing Super Mario Kart. Good times.

...and now I'm nearly 40.

F*CK
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Smite streamer leaves Hi-Rez after controversial comments about suicide

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

I hope losing his job doesn't affect his mental health.

Unfortunately, arseholes like this tend to land on their feet and trundle on regardless.
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Watch: 33 minutes of The Banner Saga 2

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@ubergine I might have a Rook. Alette the price drop a little first though.
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Texan gunmaker comes under fire for NES Glock

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago



This is absolutely fine however. There's no problem with US gun attitudes.

Nope.

No way.

No sir.
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Codemasters picks up Driveclub developer Evolution Studios

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@Fragtaster If the backing of the porn industry is the key to releasing successful technology, maybe the car porn industry might have a say when it comes to gaming.
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@ShiftyGeezer I still think VR could revolutionise the racing genre. It's the only genre which translates to VR naturally. You have no space issues, you just sit in your chair with a steering while and you are transported into the cockpit of your car. The next few years will decide, but of the games I've tried with VR nothing has been quite as accessible and polished as games like Assetto Corsa and Dirt Rally (even without the optimisations for release hardware)
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@jamyskis1981 Ah yes, those classic Codemasters racing simulation games Micro Machines and F1 Race Stars. Hardcore :p
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Quantum Break UK's best-selling boxed game

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@Master09 That joke was weak last week. It's not getting any less old with time.
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Rock Band 4's PC port falls short on crowdfunding site

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@kinky_mong I sent you a DM
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@golem09 Wait, nobody has old DLC. It's never been available on PC.

Anyone expecting cross platform availability of DLC is either insanely optimistic, or an idiot.

It wouldn't have mattered anyway, because all those old tracks would have been made available for free via a mod within a few months. Because this is PC gaming, and we don't take any shit.
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@kinky_mong Yeah it's a shitty situation on PC. I am about to throw away all my old Xbox 360 RB peripherals and I would have kept them if this was on the cards (I built a PC when I saw the poor spec on the current console generation and there seems to be no reason to go back to consoles now)

Looks like a lot of plastic instruments will be going to landfill via a charity shop.

I'll miss my Drums of Navarone
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@kinky_mong Ah yes. As consolation for not being able to play Rock Band 4 on your PC, why not add to that by trying to track down the other games 3 in the series, which are also not available on PC.
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Face-Off: Dirt Rally

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@-TheDarkSide- Hot on the heels of showing everyone how Steam Early Access should be done too.
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Pro-vaping congressman takes heat after spending $1300 of campaign funds on Steam

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

Those goddam Steam Winter Sales, they get us all in the end.
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Black Desert Online expands for free, future content plans revealed

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

It's also important to note that you guys are wasting so much time calling it Black Desert Online

The cool kids are just calling it Black D.
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

Fair enough I suppose. As I say, I don't play it. Ultimately, you will have to judge it over the long term. It's still pretty early days and in my experience the overall playability of the game is hugely important.

How they develop the community and morph their systems is ultimately what makes or breaks an MMO though, so fingers crossed they find a way to keep everyone happy.
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

The game interests me.

It's been telling though. There doesn't appear to be a P2W element to the shop, but people complain that it costs too much to customize appearance.

This indicates that when people complain about P2W, their main concern is the P part.
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Miitomo: Nintendo's attempt to clean up social media

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

It's so strangely addictive. I only installed it to have a look, and now I have the urge to open the app every time I see my phone. Wasted far too much time on it over the weekend.

I've enjoyed being gross/insulting with my friends and it's been a real insight into people's sense of humour.

I am sure everyone will have a different experience, but my Miitomo experience is currently a mix between a fairly normal social network, and a really grotesque episode of Southpark.
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Dirt Rally console review

CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@shotbyascot There are a few Xbox specific reviews available. It rates higher on Xbox over at Metacritic too.

I've read a few interviews stating that the performance is matched on the consoles. Maybe Digital foundry will do a comparison over the next week or so before release.
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CosmicGypsy

2 years ago

@mannyYearsAgo I disagree. The fact that it is challenging is what got me into racing games. Most track racers are so easy the genre just didn't excite me. I picked up DiRT Rally on Early access in a sale and loved it. Within a month I'd bought a G25 on ebay and I've never looked back.

People shouldn't be put off by the fact that it is challenging. I went from very little experience with racing games to regular top 10 finishes. I was able to complete my first season and get promoted in career quite happily using only a pad. So yeah, it's actually great for beginners.

The only people who should really avoid this game (in my opinion), are people who feel they have to win at everything all the time.

With Dirt Rally, sometimes just limping across the finish line with a steaming radiator and a flat tyre feels like a massive accomplishment :)
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