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Jezcentral commented on
1 Month ago
The best games of 2016: HitmanThe best games of 2016: Hitman
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An amazing game and my GOTY. And Sapienza was a triumph. I'm looking forward to the end-of-year reviews that discuss the level design for this game. Not as bombastic as most AAA games, Hitman is a unique experience. Roll on Season 2!
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1 Month ago
AMD are still fighting against history and all those forum comments of 'AMD drivers suck.'AMD are still fighting against history and all those forum comments of 'AMD drivers suck.'
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I have been using Radeon GPU's since the old 9xxx series, then I switched to Nvidia when they were rolling with the 6xxx and after that with 8xxx series, then I moved back to Radeon 5xxx series and from that point I stayed with Radeon, right now I have a RX 460 and I'm loving it, but since I have been using Radeon for idk how many years, I bought the 5770 when Dirt 2 came out and I remember how horrible the drivers were, if I played in cockpit mode when the water splashed on the windscreen and the wipers started to wipe it was just plain black textures all over the windshield and I couldn't see through, but after a few weeks newer drivers came out and not only it fixed this issue for me, it also boosted my FPS by a lot from 30 to 50 if I remember correctly, I loved Dirt 2 even now I still prefer Dirt 2 over Dirt 3, but back to the point, AMD drivers improved a hell of a lot over the years, when I bought the RX 460 I had random black screens even when I was just browsing the web and after a few hotfixes the managed to fix that issue aswell, now I'm rocking with the latest Relive driver and I don't have any issues at all, so have faith in the red team, they really do what has to be done to achieve stable realiable GPU's and drivers aswell nowadays.
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Congratulations! You have won the Internet's longest ever sentence award! ;)

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2 Months ago
Microsoft refund COD: Infinite Warfare Windows Store buyers due to low player countMicrosoft refund COD: Infinite Warfare Windows Store buyers due to low player count
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This is a Business, Steam are not stupid to share their network with the competition, the same goes for GOG and Microsoft and any other company..
the sad part is that it sucks for us the players.

do you guys think that steam care about Microsoft or GOG? never

and I hate Activasion for not building their own MP network, they just want to save money, and by doing that, they just use steam and each own networks.
so you cannot play with anyone else in using other networks.
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Of all the people involved in this, you blamed Steam? That's.....a novel worldview you've got there.

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2 Months ago
27 rejected PC gaming feature ideas 27 rejected PC gaming feature ideas
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This article reminded me how much I miss PC Zone. Keep the spirit alive, PCGN! *holds up cigarette lighter poignantly*
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 Tales from the assembly line: how a graphics card is born Tales from the assembly line: how a graphics card is born
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Great read, bravo!
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Agreed.

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6 Months ago
Tim Sweeney says that Microsoft will "force-patch Windows 10 to make Steam progressively worse and more broken"Tim Sweeney says that Microsoft will "force-patch Windows 10 to make Steam progressively worse and more broken"
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That latest update from the Microsoft spokesperson yet again misses the point. They need to come out and say _it will always be open_.Reply
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It is difficult for companies that will be held to account to make promises about the future. That said, I agree.

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6 Months ago
Microsoft "apologise for any confusion" caused by the change to their Play Anywhere statementMicrosoft "apologise for any confusion" caused by the change to their Play Anywhere statement
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This is excellent news, as long as this means I don't have to buy the games at Xbox prices.Reply
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Depends.


Are they going to allow the games to be published on Steam or not? If they lock them down to the Windows 10 Store, then that's quite the phlegmy spit in the face for PC gamers. I'd also imagine it would mean no modding, no deals, and none of the cool things we associate with the PC.


Microsoft seems desperate to make the PC a walled garden, a one store front place. That's one of the many very good and informed reasons I haven't upgraded to Windows 10. I'm boycotting its store in favour of Steam, Humble Store, and GoG.


The Humble people are genuinely lovely people, too. When a server glitch dropped a number of my titles from my library, they spent ages investigating it and restoring them, and communicating with me as they did so. And why is their service so good? The PC has competition through multiple store fronts. Everyone is trying to provide the best service.


Even Gabe supports the open platform and free choice of store fronts, no matter how much it hurts his profit margin. As I've mentioned before, a developer can claim keys and then sell them on store fronts to take advantage of Steam's bandwidth.


Can you imagine Microsoft ever being so altruistic? The thing is... I'm not well off, and Valve has always been good to me with its sales. So has Humble. I value these two organisations. They've both done a lot for me and for the PC gaming space.


What's Microsoft done for us? Except for aches, pains, and troubles that is. Even now, they're monopolising with DirectX. They could have decided it was time to go cross-OS with DX as a show of solidarity. But no. They're stubbornly clinging to it as a Windows 10 only thing, and that's why its primary competitor -- Vulkan -- will win. In the PC space, the more open you are, the more you succeed.


See: Rift vs. Vive.


It's important to remember that Microsoft is the company that's brought anti-monopoly suits on itself. Microsoft is the 'smile with Novell while we pull the trigger' company. It's skeevy and it seems to have no end of self-interested slimebags who couldn't care less about the PC space beyond how much money they can make in it. And yes, whilst that's capitalism, it's not GOOD capitalism.


Good capitalism is what Valve is doing with Steam. Valve is supporting the freedom of choice for the consumer. Microsoft has never done that.


So my worry is, as I said, they're going to lock most (if not all) of these games to the 10 Store. In fact, I'd be willing to bet on it and I'm not a betting man. It's just that I know that if I can count on three things in reality, they are this: Human stupidity, human greed, and Microsoft representing both.

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9 Months ago
Consortium: The Tower raises over $155k on Fig in a day, surpassing its entire Kickstarter runConsortium: The Tower raises over $155k on Fig in a day, surpassing its entire Kickstarter run
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Invisible War? Human Revolution, surely?

Plus, yay for good things happening! I'm really looking forward to this.Reply
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Good spot. Not sure why I had Invisible war in my head - it's been ages since I've even thought about that game!

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9 Months ago
Is Steam too powerful? Indie devs consider Valve’s dominant positionIs Steam too powerful? Indie devs consider Valve’s dominant position
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I think third -party share-holders are the big difference. If Valve can stay "in the family", its ethos might live on.

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Yes that's what I mean, how long will it stay a privately owned company when Gabe is out of the picture; and even if it does, will the next owner share his ideals.

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10 Months ago
Ninja Theory give Hellblade a bit of a rebrandNinja Theory give Hellblade a bit of a rebrand
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I guess that is a photo, but with Unreal Engine's new hair tech from Paragon, it's getting increasingly hard to tell.Reply
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It looks too clean to be real, especially if you open the fullsize version. But at the same time, it looks too real to be fake. Disturbing. And I'm not even getting an uncanny valley feeling.

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