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Coffee Lake: the most exciting Intel CPU launch in years?

dean0null

8 months ago

I've got a 3570k and 970. I doubt I'll upgrade until the first tock of the next Intel cycle. I'm glad AMD is back in the game, but that should give me plenty of time to be sure. Also, I'm assuming 4k will be pretty much standard by then.
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Beating Super Smash Bros. at its own game

dean0null

9 months ago

That professional polish sure is ugly. I doubt they're more skilled than those that build Melee, but I guess they'll figure that out.
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Overwatch's new hero, Doomfist, arrives next week on all platforms

dean0null

9 months ago

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Delightful side-scrolling roguelike GoNNER is out now on Switch

dean0null

10 months ago

Haha. It's got to be weird to reference a thing you're referenced in.

I love The Binding of Isaac, and I try other roguelikes, but just can't seem to get on with them.
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Transistor and Bastion successor Pyre sets summer release date

dean0null

11 months ago

Loved Bastion, but couldn't get on with Transistor. I'll not be preordering this, but I'll read the review which is more than I can say about a lot of games these days.
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Watch: How Strafe failed to capture the 90s

dean0null

11 months ago

The problems might be easy to patch, but I doubt they'd be easy for this dev team since most of the problems are easy to see and they've been there through to release. Mainly, I'm thinking of the AI, or rather, the lack of it.
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Ken Levine's next game will be "more challenging" than BioShock

dean0null

1 year ago

Infinite wasn't great. It was hobbled together and had a clear lack of creative direction. Still, it was still pretty good despite itself. The narrative was good, but the environment was hollow. And Elisabeth conjuring items really pulled me out of the game. In the first two, items you found played off the environment, in Infinite, I felt like everything was a golden coin, and there were no secret rooms or even a hint of society. Either a "normal" enemy wanted to kill you with a reckless disregard for their own life, or they didn't. In the first game enemies made sense. Infinite's gamey aspect's felt like bread and butter. Let me play with a rotting sandwich, and I'll choose it over that.
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Watch: Breath of the Wild is the bravest Zelda ever

dean0null

1 year ago

Anyone know how the Wii U version might stack up to the Switch?
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Watch: Johnny cooks the Shroom Cake from Paper Mario

dean0null

1 year ago

"Nice."
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Dirt 4 announced, and it's out this year

dean0null

1 year ago

Gymkhana was amazingly well done. I hope it comes back. I just don't think it should be required. Set it up as a separate mode.
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Ubisoft picks up DJ Hero, Guitar Hero Live dev FreeStyle Games

dean0null

1 year ago

Rocksmith 2018?
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Sources: Microsoft and Platinum part ways on Scalebound, development ceased

dean0null

1 year ago

It's too bad when any game gets canceled, but much of the time it's for good reasons. It's not like Microsoft isn't about profit like any other company. So assuming that canceling the game is bad for the industry may be wrong. It could have been a bad game for all we know, and that doesn't help the industry. I'm not saying it would have been bad. I'm just saying that right now we don't know.
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Eurogamer's game of the year 2016

dean0null

1 year ago

@code255 Sure, but wouldn't it be disappointing if you'd put a lot of time into learning Street Fighter, and I'd put in a handful of hours, and then win every time because I know two moves, and just button mash? Now you could put in a lot more hours and beat me every time, but at a certain point that time difference and payoff has to be evaluated. For me, that's where the game broke down. And yeah, a lot of that comes down to how teams are playing, but that only makes me wonder even more about the importance a person's skill or class makes. The system shouldn't make me question being a cog. I should feel like a wheel.
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dean0null

1 year ago

I played it for a few days. It was fun, but nothing really made me want to come back. I thought the skill curve was kind of weird. It's like nobody can be really terrible, but at the same time it's hard to be really, really good because it's part of the core design philosophy to make it approachable even if that's at the expense of mechanical precision. Overall, I'd say it payed off, and most people really enjoy it. It's weird to say, but it's almost TOO smooth.

I didn't want to put the time in when I knew that I wasn't going to be much better than anyone else even if I put the time in to be really, really good comparatively speaking. The fact that the difference between player's skill mattering is smaller than in other games makes getting better a bit more pointless, less meaningful, and harder to gauge. I just didn't like that feel, but I totally understand how it is different than other games, and why that's great. It equalizes the matchmaking playing field, and makes it fun for people who wouldn't normally have any. It's an every person's game and it does what it does very well, but that just doesn't do it for me.
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Nintendo patent hints at VR support for Switch

dean0null

1 year ago

@Yogafire It's a Tegra chip. They're not putting a Titan X in there. Almost no other company in Nintendo's position would use Maxwell Tegra since they could have got their hands on Pascal.

Also, it's not only about 720p, it's about pushing those pixels per eye with old Tegra technology that nobody expects will be powerful enough.
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dean0null

1 year ago

Current rumor (I'm not British) is that the Switch is using a Nvidia Maxwell Tegra chip, which if true, is highly unfortunate. If it was using the newer version, it'd have more power, better battery life, and enough power to provide a decent VR experience. As it sits, this doesn't look too likely, and by that I mean the experience. They could still do VR, and it'd make a ton of sense what with their history, and it would even explain why the controller parts can come off, but with 720p and it being less powerful than a PS4, I don't know how well it will work out.
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Grand Theft Auto Online's latest update adds Splatoon-like territory control mode

dean0null

1 year ago

Anyone play GTA Online who can tell me how it works? I have it, but I never cared for running around and getting shot. I'm just terrible at it and find no fun in it, but with all these cool modes and features rolling in, can I have a good experience and avoid all that other stuff? I'm interested in maybe shooting within a confined area and definitely racing.
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The Behemoth's Pit People is coming to Early Access next month

dean0null

1 year ago

Looks boring.
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Steam release date set just after New Year's

dean0null

1 year ago

It will only be discounted for people who own Afterbirth, which is fine by me, but the article should be updated.
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Charity bundle offers 151 games for $20

dean0null

1 year ago

Dayum. Well, I was planning on picking up Read Only Memories at some point. I've stopped adding so many games on Steam from bundles (and sometimes even games I'm not going to play soon.) Valve should really add some good filter options. I thought it'd go hand in hand with tags. I spent hours sorting my library once only to find out that the library sorting wasn't cloud saved so I lost that in a reformat.
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DiRT 3 Complete Edition is free on PC and Mac through the Humble Store

dean0null

1 year ago

One of my favorites. I hope this means that DiRT 4 will be announced soon.
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Infamous video game movie director Uwe Boll retires from filmmaking

dean0null

2 years ago

I've avoided Uwe Boll. Are his movies better or worse than Sharknado? And NO SHARKNADO IS NOT SO BAD IT'S GOOD GOD DAMMIT>
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Bungie sneaks custom marriage proposal into Destiny

dean0null

2 years ago

Fair play. I just have a problem with how uninspired and generic the story in Destiny is. So the "as long as we have light" thing made me cringe, but in all, it's actually really cool and took a lot of work and probably some convincing to get it in. So much so that I'm frankly impressed.
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Inside PlayStation 4 Pro: How Sony made the first 4K games console

dean0null

2 years ago

I could be wrong but couldn't object ID and ID buffer be used for getting super accurate hit boxes in a 3D space? That sounds cooler than anything else in the article if true.
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Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes collectible card game launched

dean0null

2 years ago

Just what we need.
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FPS roguelike Polygod is free for those with certain The Binding of Isaac achievements

dean0null

2 years ago

@njsykora No, actually. It's the first Binding of Isaac, but on hard mode/eternal mode. A while back Himsl added in eternal enemies. I just got fucked over at Mom's Heart. The new one is just so much more precise. It's kind of crazy looking back at the original now. I get all of Edmunds self criticism, but the core is right there as it always has been.

TLDR; Platinum God ain't cuttin' it no more.
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dean0null

2 years ago

I have 1001% in Afterbirth... I don't like the idea of going back. I mean, the music is way better but even with a decent computer, it's going to be laggy as hell.

Edit: Nevermind, not so bad. I thought I played it a lot but I only Have 29 deaths. I was such a noob.
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Valve is developing another Vive controller

dean0null

2 years ago

So, early adopters got the Early Access Edition?
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What does it take to run Forza Horizon 3 at 1080p60?

dean0null

2 years ago

@Negotiator Nope, I uninstalled Avast because it was crashing at the beginning logo section. Then I played for a while with terrible fps, but at least it booted. I won't go online without an antivirus so now I'm using AVG and it keeps bugging me to upgrade. All my other games work fine. I'm kind of surprised anyone is accepting the terrible performance. I mean it is fun, but I'm avoiding championships and races other than one on one because I can't play with the stuttering lag. It only goes down to around 25fps this way.

I've thought it might be my CPU, but it should still handle medium settings. I'm going to turn off MSAA next time i play.
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dean0null

2 years ago

@Negotiator It's stock.
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dean0null

2 years ago

i5 3570k, SSD, GTX 970, 16gb ram (decent latency), dynamic medium with 30fps cap, 1080p

Sub 20fps in races (varies wildly)
Sub 15fps in cutscenes
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Forza Horizon 3 at 4K 60fps is simply breathtaking

dean0null

2 years ago

I was getting frame rates below 20fps for many of the videos, and sub 25 for game play with a i5 3570k, 16gb of ram, and a 970. That being said, it was still really fun. I am using an ultrawide monitor so that may have been a problem, so I went down to 16:9, and changed many of the settings. That being said, I'd have to restart the game for many of the settings to change. The game was so much fun that I decided to wait until the next day to restart.

Many people, me included, have been having crash issues as the Playground Games logo shows up at startup. I found on the forum that it's not playing well with Avast. So I did a safe mode uninstall, and it started booting further into the game. After about three to five restarts, the game did it's thing, and I didn't have any more crashing problems. That being said, I'm giving the heads up--though now that it's 12 hours late--I don't know if it will help.

One more thing... there aren't many games that I'll play for five hours straight, and there are zero that I'll play that long after a 10 hour shift, but I did with Forza Horizon 3. I spent over an hour trying to get a high speed on a speed trap with a Lamborgini. There wasn't enough room on the asphalt to get to that speed, so I used a dirt road that fed into that. There wasn't enough length there, so I went off-road. I ended up four miles an hour below the speed I needed, but damn was it fun. I love being able to screw around in video games, and since this offers that, I can see myself playing this for a very long time.
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The latest Final Fantasy 15 trailer has loads of cutscenes

dean0null

2 years ago

@danieldeitermann Yeah, but Bethesda have always made poor faces and animation though the environments are often beautiful. Still, I share the sentiment.
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Zachtronics' new game Shenzen I/O promises the joys and frustrations of engineering

dean0null

2 years ago

"RTFM"

Classic. This is probably the first time it's been used as a plus, but it works so well.
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Watch: Aoife plays Morrowind for the first time, upsets Chris

dean0null

2 years ago

@Perversion Yeah, that stinks. I've looked into some graphics mods, etc., but I haven't dipped in. I'm also looking into the Skywind Skyrim full crossover mod, but while they're making a lot of progress, it's obviously a long way off.
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dean0null

2 years ago

@Perversion Oblivion was the most generic of the ones I've played (III, IV, V), and I couldn't get into it either. I actually beat V. I never got around to beating Morrowind because I had stolen and sold something needed to become the leader of the Mages Guild. I couldn't track it down, and so I just quit. So that was a bummer, but I still appreciated just how alien it was. It seems nobody is willing to require much from gamer's these days, but that is how a classic is born. I think that's one reason I've liked Deus Ex: Mankind divided (and HR) so much. I've spent 16 hours in the beginning location because there's so much to explore, and the side missions are quite demanding. Even then though, half the time I am able to go further than what is required. So there is a feeling of freedom even if I have to go back to a place I've been before. In fact, it delights me to know how system oriented it is that that can happen. I loved how I could get lost in Halo: CE, though I'm glad it wasn't often, that meant that it was expansive and required some memory. Now it's gotten to the point where it won't let you go backwards because of player testing. It's kind of ridiculous that we're going back to Mario 1 days not because developers don't have the technology, but because they think it makes their game better.
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dean0null

2 years ago

At 10:58, when Aoife takes the dead wizards shoes, his eyes open and stay open. It's kind of creepy.
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Humble Bundle now offers amazing PlayStation deals via Capcom (Americas only)

dean0null

2 years ago

@neilka I've noticed this as well. It's a longstanding issue.
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Microsoft announces official Xbox Onesie

dean0null

2 years ago

That's the happiest spill I've ever seen.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with DriveClub VR

dean0null

2 years ago

So how does DriveClub compare to its rivals in non-VR? I'm pining for DiRT 4. I have DiRT Rally, and Assetto Corsa, but I'm not that good at racers. With Rally, I just can't seem to get better. I can spend hours without getting near the finish line. I've resorted to waiting to see if the new Forza Horizon turns out well on PC, cause I'm not getting a One for just that.
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Jelly Deals roundup: Metal Gear, Skyrim: Special Edition, Fallout Anthology, and more

dean0null

2 years ago

USA deal: Xbox One Controller

"Connectivity: Powered USB port. This does not have 3.5mm jack."

So it's first gen, and we're on three.
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Landing on a planet in Star Citizen looks spectacular

dean0null

2 years ago

@GuiltySpark Come on. You give game journalism too much credit. They never learn. It's the same old stuff. Sonic 4 get's a 9/10. No Man's Sky is divisive but get's Recommended because they'd look like twats otherwise. Then later, they say what it is and everyone get's back on the hypetrain.
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Capybara's long-awaited Below delayed indefinitely

dean0null

2 years ago

Maybe it's just how my brain works but to me being delayed indefinitely means it won't be released. I came in here with a sad heart, but now I just think it's in good hands.
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No Man's Sky isn't going over well on Steam

dean0null

2 years ago

As we experienced in our lengthy No Man's Sky livestream, it's a marmite kind of game.

"Recommended." Good going, Eurogamer.
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Sonic boom: Ellie Gibson on nostalgia, novelty, and that 9/10

dean0null

2 years ago

So does the 9/10 projected onto Sonic Mania hold more or less weight than the Sonic 4 9/10? Oh, and what does the game play like? Sorry, I forgot the narrative.

These pieces are fine except that they're throwaway whose obfuscation is the point. Eh.
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Xbox One S: specs, price, 500GB release date and everything we know about the slim console

dean0null

2 years ago

The Xbox One S - the slimline hardware refresh that's billed as the most compact Xbox ever made - is available now with a 2TB hard drive ahead of 1GB and 500GB versions available soon.
How much is the 1GB version?
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PS Vita hacked: full system access enabled for homebrew

dean0null

2 years ago

@cloudskipa It's not 720p. It's 544p.

Edit: The Nvidia Shield Portable is indeed 720p and has a 5 inch screen. I'm not sure whether he's referencing the PS Vita (544p) or not.
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No Man's Sky dev pleads fans not watch gameplay leaks

dean0null

2 years ago

Eh, poor choice of words. Crack is a combination of cocaine and a bunch of chemicals. That's why crack is in "rock" form. He would have been right had he said cocaine, however.
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The Binding of Isaac dev teases new game

dean0null

2 years ago

@Jose_Snake What snake slithered up your ass?

Rebirth is not a rerelease. Its a remake with tons more content that is many times more playable than the flash game. The only reason the flash game isn't very playable is because of its massive scope. Then another massive expansion came out for a reasonable price. People want more so he is delivering and adding excellent mod tools with full Lua support that people can create games of other genres if they choose or just create normal mods.

Oh, and this new game looks excellent. It reminds me of those plastic maze games where you want to get the metal ball to the middle etc.
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