mkreku

What does it take to run Assassin's Creed Odyssey PC at 1080p60?

mkreku

1 week ago

@AlbertX but how do you determine that it's the DRM that's the CPU hog?
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Latest Steam Link update lets you play local co-op by 'streaming to multiple devices simultaneously'

mkreku

3 days ago

@Grimwood It works amazingly well for me. I use a Bluetooth controller (brand Xiaomi, excellent value and quality) and not only did it work immediately with the Steam Link, it also works so well that everytime I press the on button on the controller, the Steam Link automatically turns on too. It really makes it feel like the controller was part of the Steam Link package.

The streaming also works fantastic. Perfect picture quality and no lag whatsoever. I love it. And to think I got the Steam Link for free with a game I bought!
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Witcher author Andrzej Sapkowski unsuccessfully demands more money from CD Projekt

mkreku

2 weeks ago

@Ashby678 I don't know, I think the law was intended to protect people from making huge mistakes/being used by more knowledgeable people. I mean, if you trick an old woman into selling her old, crappy painting to you for $50 when you secretly know she's sitting on a Da Vinci.. Even if you wrote a contract with her, I do think this law would make that contract void.

Maybe Sapkowski is the old woman in this example?
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey review - a vast and generous voyage

mkreku

2 weeks ago

@jrt87 The only difference between you and someone who has time to play 60+ hour games is that you play ten six hour games (and pay six times as much) instead. Unless you have less than 60 hours of game time left in your entire life?
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How Metro Exodus uses Nvidia ray tracing to stunning effect

mkreku

2 weeks ago

@SvennoJ I had the exact same feeling. Every time they switched between RTX mode and the normal mode, it just became.. different. Not better or worse, just like another artists take on how the lighting in that particular scene should look like.

Or maybe I'm just bitter because these RTX cards are gonna cost around $1700 here in Sweden.
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How BioWare revolutionised the RPG

mkreku

2 weeks ago

@Scimarad Yeah, I was a little surprised by some of the conclusions the author came to in this article. Some of them were already made by the Gold Box games back in 1988!

I'm also like you, that I loved the Gold Box games but could never engage with the Infinity engine games. I think Icewind Dale was the only one I completed, almost by accident.
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FIFA 19 on Switch is more than a reskin, even if it falls short of the real deal

mkreku

3 weeks ago

@bombjack2 You know, I've never played the Switch in handheld mode. I've gamed exclusively on a 4k TV. Why would I not compare it to a TV console?
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Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is coming to Switch

mkreku

1 month ago

@neilka Hey, don't be like that! It's only 13 years old, just two years older than the very first Iphone..
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Humble Unity Bundle features $1593 worth of games and software for $15

mkreku

1 month ago

@AgentDaleCooper Not only you. I haven't bought more than maybe one bundle since the acquisition. I used to buy them all the time, they were so good.
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Esport "killer games" aren't right for Olympics, says IOC

mkreku

1 month ago

@Turniplord Well, to be fair, you're not actually killing anyone in a video game either. You are just competing against an opponent using digital media, even though the visual appearance is that of killing each other.

It's actually kind of like javelin or any other combat based sports: it's a refined version of something inherently violent.
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Eurogamer Q&A: Our first games

mkreku

2 months ago

Oh, I remember my first game well, Jetpac on my Spectrum ZX 48k. I was so surprised when I read an article on here about what a classic that game is. I had no idea it was a classic!
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Donut County review - a simple, physics-based puzzler that's a hole lot of fun

mkreku

2 months ago

Aw, not available on Android.. looked like a perfect phone game.
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Nvidia unveil RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti at Gamescom

mkreku

2 months ago

@donteatmypanda Reasonable? How on earth is a price increase like that reasonable? So next year it will be Ł1870 (following the same logic, a 70% increase), the year after that Ł3180.. and in ten years it's like buying a Koenigsegg. In no sane world is that "reasonable"
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mkreku

2 months ago

@Luciferous A combination of a very weak Swedish currency and tax, yes. I don't mind the tax though, I just can't stand the price gouging by Nvidia.
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mkreku

2 months ago

@PCMR Same here. I can afford it, but.. why would I pay $1650 for a GPU? That's just insane (and yes, those are the prices in Sweden currently)
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Gris could be the most beautiful game you'll play this year

mkreku

2 months ago

Hmm.. Gris is the Swedish word for pig. Kind of takes some of the shine away.
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Remembering Singularity, Raven Software's forgotten shooter

mkreku

3 months ago

Yeah, I have this on price watch on GoG. Right now (and since I put it there) it costs.. $30! I mean.. come on..

I will definitely get it when it's more reasonably priced.
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Fugl is a game about being a bird, and that's really all it needs to be

mkreku

3 months ago

@Zerobob It's true, it was barren. But the viewing distance was remarkable for its time. You could see probably a kilometer into the distance, which made sniping so much more fun.
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mkreku

3 months ago

I love voxels! I remember the game Delta Force used them back in 1998. Awesome game.
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Microsoft Classic Intellimouse review - now hardware is getting the remastering treatment

mkreku

3 months ago

@nufcfan123 Hehe, still using mine
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Is Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar on the ropes?

mkreku

3 months ago

@Ivattthestanier I used to work as a games journalist in the early 2000, and what you're saying is correct. I took pride in finding the obscure news, the news that not many others had reported on (if any). I scoured forums, sent emails/chats/sms to hundreds of developers/publishers and subscribed to all manner of weird mailing lists (trademarks for example). I was actively searching all the time. The best feeling in the world was when our relatively small news site was used as a source by world known sites (brought a lot of traffic too).

I have a feeling this is not how Eurogamer works. As you said, follow the trends and regurgitate press releases. Easiest job in the world.
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mkreku

3 months ago

@45709 You forgot Sea of Thieves:

Sea of Thieves Review News (64) Features (15) Videos (3) Guides (12)

@MrTomFTW you really think this is 'fair' reporting?
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VR makes me feel sick, but The Persistence does all it can to help

mkreku

4 months ago

@ZombieJ I, too, would love to read a review of VR games where they review the game and the experience without whining about headaches and vomiting in every paragraph..
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Concern rises over World Health Organisation's new "gaming disorder"

mkreku

4 months ago

I don't know who is right and who is not (I'll leave that to the experts who have vastly more knowledge on the matter than I do), but I have seen a case of potential gaming addiction first hand.

The boss of a place I used to work at had a son my age. He was a medical student (becoming a doctor, close to finishing, something like 7-8 years of studies already done) that was obsessed with World of Warcraft. He had played it for a long time, but recently it had taken over his life completely. He had dropped out of his studies, he had lost his girlfriend and he had had to move back with his parents.

My boss wanted me to talk to him, seeing as I had played WoW too, and I agreed. It was a surreal experience. This guy is very intelligent and verbal and he explained to me that everyone kept interfering with his life and he just couldn't see what the fuss was about. It was like all his priorities had flipped. Instead of seeing it as the game interfering with his life, he saw it as life interfering with his gaming (although gaming was now his life, if that makes sense). Spending time with family was time lost that could have been gaming. Spending time studying was time lost he could have been gaming. Eating, showering, everything took a backstep to gaming. And that was normal to him, that everything outside of gaming was a waste of time. It was like talking to someone in opposite world. I couldn't get through to him.

I have no idea what happened to him in the end, but to me the idea of gaming addiction being real is not so far-fetched.
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PUBG developer debunks accusation maps are "asset flips"

mkreku

4 months ago

@David_Semperger I've always wondered about this myself. Like, every time I read about racing games creating the same Nissan GTR for the umpteenth time and brag about the hundreds of thousands of polygons and work hours it took to get it right. Why?? It's the same car that's been rendered a thousand times in hundreds of games before! Is it really not possible to just buy these car models from somewhere and apply your own decals to them to separate them from the pack? It all just seems like such a huge waste of time and resources.
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Eurogamer's best of E3 2018

mkreku

4 months ago

I thought Dying Light 2 with Chris Avellone looked very promising. And Metro:Exodus.
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CD Projekt explains why it went with first-person for Cyberpunk 2077

mkreku

4 months ago

@eamonswan So because they made one game (series) in third person view, the expectation is now that all they ever do for the rest of their lives will be third person? Is that your logic here?
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Bethesda announces Starfield, its "next generation" RPG

mkreku

4 months ago

Which will be released first: Starfield or Star Citizen?
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CD Projekt Red unveils Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 2018

mkreku

4 months ago

@pelican_ Right click and show picture works fine too so thank you for that!
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Microsoft E3 2018 conference live report

mkreku

4 months ago

To be honest, they could have skipped everything up to Cyberpunk.. I just want to see more of that.
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mkreku

4 months ago

Holy shit..
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mkreku

4 months ago

I loved the first Dying Light! But I barely recognized this.. weird.
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EA E3 2018 conference live report

mkreku

4 months ago

I thought it looked pretty good, but I never played Destiny
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mkreku

4 months ago

Did you guys know that a normal American football game is around 3-4 hours long but only approximately 11 minutes of those hours are actual gameplay (guys running with the ball)? The rest is commercials and slow motion of coaches and players.
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E3 2018 schedule guide - all conference times, stream links and predictions

mkreku

4 months ago

@pelican_ Well, that's kind of the thing: even the American sites I use have the courtesy of supplying me with CEST 24 hour format times (ESPN for example), yet a site called Eurogamer, based in Europe, cannot.
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mkreku

4 months ago

What's am/pm? Why not use 08:00 and 20:00 for the CEST time? No-one uses am/pm here.
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IndieGoGo to send in debt collectors over M.I.A. Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus

mkreku

4 months ago

@Keeper88 Oh yeah, I was plenty pissed when it happened. I really wanted that Time 2 watch. I just didn't feel ripped off, more like annoyed.
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mkreku

4 months ago

@Keeper88 What do you mean? Pebble was bought by another company and I got every cent back from my backing of Pebble Time 2. Did you lose money somehow?
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Detroit: Become Human beats State of Decay 2

mkreku

5 months ago

@Ivattthestanier He's only controversial on this site, for some reason. To be honest, I thought it discoloured the review of Detroit: Become Human too, to the point of annoyance. "David Cage lacks the wit and intelligence to blah blah" (paraphrased).. I mean, I'm sorry Oli, but I think you lack the wit and intelligence to cast that judgement on David Cage.
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Resident Evil film director making a Monster Hunter movie starring Milla Jovovich

mkreku

5 months ago

@Humperfunk Nooo, she was great as Leeloo in The Fifth Element.. nooo
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mkreku

5 months ago

I'm a weak man, I will watch anything with Milla in it
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God of War is a smash hit in UK chart

mkreku

6 months ago

You know at the end of the year, Eurogamer will still place this below Sea of Thieves on their Best Games of the Year list.
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The Ultimate year: 12 months that forged a legend

mkreku

6 months ago

I'm always so surprised when I see Jetpac being mentioned as being special in more ways than I ever knew. For me it was just the first game I ever owned on my then brand new Spectrum ZX 48k.
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Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

mkreku

6 months ago

@Ivattthestanier Remember when Eurogamer used to do interviews with game related people? Those seem to have all but disappeared. And you're right, the breadth of reviews seem to have gone down too. And the quality. Ok, now I'm depressed
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mkreku

6 months ago

@the9000 I was also surprised by this post. According to me Eurogamer was at its peak around the time Ellie was here and her interview with Epic's Mark Rein is still the funniest piece I've ever read on Eurogamer. Oh crap, that was in 2009, help I'm old
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Sea of Thieves-in-the-sky game Worlds Adrift launching in Early Access soon

mkreku

6 months ago

@45709 Seriously. Do they get paid per time they use the name of certain titles? Sea of Thieves and Destiny comes to mind..
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Introducing Digital Foundry's new PC benchmarking system

mkreku

6 months ago

Very cool feature! Perfect with the 1440p option so easily available. Thanks, DF!

Weird how DF keeps getting better and better but the reviews keep going further away from what I deem important (not really interested in the developer's personal opinion on gamergate when I want to know if a game is good or not, for example).
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Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered is exactly what it sounds like

mkreku

7 months ago

@LawnmowerDuck What you write is true, and I also remember just trying to turn my car around and accidentally backing up through some concrete construction that immediately toppled like a house of cards. There was no structural integrity to almost anything
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Sea of Thieves review - a Rare treasure

mkreku

7 months ago

@Wingtings "The Kraken! There's only tentacles, there's nothing under the surface, and when you defeat it you get JACK. SHIT. JACK!! SHIT!!" Haha, ok, that was pretty funny
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