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Nvidia Shield review: ringing the death knell for the little living room PCNvidia Shield review: ringing the death knell for the little living room PC
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The Steam Link was recently on sale for £15, I bought mine last year and streaming over Powerline LAN at 60fps/1080p is solid. To me, this NVIDIA tablet is overpriced & overkill tbh.Reply
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I've always had serious input lag issues with the Steam Link, even over a gigabit Powerline setup. Playing games which require split-second timing, such as driving or sports games, I found impossible.


This is the first streaming device where I can game with no compromise whether I'm streaming from or playing directly on my home rig.


But if you're playing slow-paced games the Steam Link's low-grade hardware is okay. I did enjoy messing around with the Raspberry Pi as a Steam streamer for a while too ;)

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AMD Vega feature details leak ahead of Thursday's CES architecture previewAMD Vega feature details leak ahead of Thursday's CES architecture preview
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.. and now what's this I hear about Freesync 2/HDR. :)Reply
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Yeah, there are rumblings we might hear something about that either later this afternoon or alongside the Vega preview on Thursday.


Still unsure about what this new kind of HDR will bring to gaming, mind. I'm preparing for the sort of overblown implementations we had to put up with when devs first got their hands on HDR and bloom...

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Steam is slowly coming back online after apparent DDoS attackSteam is slowly coming back online after apparent DDoS attack
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It's a Xmas tradition now... :/
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AMD Vega - release date, price, specs and rumoursAMD Vega - release date, price, specs and rumours
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I've pretty much tied myself to Radeon GPUs after buying a Freesync monitor, so I've been awaiting Vega with hope and interest.

Could even be time to upgrade CPU/Mobo/RAM, as I'm guessing my trusty old i5 2500K (at 4Ghz) will likely bottleneck the GPU.

Ryzen perhaps. We'll see on both fronts.Reply
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Genuinely really excited about what AMD could be like in 2017. A serious Vega-based RX Fury and 16-thread Ryzen CPU could make for a stunning rig - and will make your Freesync monitor shine :)

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3 Weeks ago
Merry Christmas, you filthy animals. But don't worry, we're not actually going anywhere...Merry Christmas, you filthy animals. But don't worry, we're not actually going anywhere...
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Merry Xmas PCGamesN.

In true tradition, I see Steam is already down just as people finish work/school!

Bumhug!
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4 Weeks ago
We played and wrote about every single game we were sent in a weekWe played and wrote about every single game we were sent in a week
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MHRD - Surely may as well just learn some coding (or programming as I still call it)?! :P

Maize - Considering it's a choice in the NVIDIA indie bundle, you'd think it would have had more publicity than this.

I agree with Silentius, this was a good feature, do more of it! Perhaps your readers could help (send us your neglected game codes in trade for guest reviews)? :D
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4 Weeks ago
Only Chile gets Nvidia's PC gaming revival kit. That's ok, I'm after the PC gaming survival kitOnly Chile gets Nvidia's PC gaming revival kit. That's ok, I'm after the PC gaming survival kit
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Aww, was really interested in that offer too....

To celebrate Xmas with my family I'll be using Steam In-Home Streaming via the Link to play 4way split-screen Rocket League when I open up the present containing my much needed 4th controller. Then later that night I'll switch to the Steam Controller and buy Planet Coaster to play with the wife (in the Steam Winter Sale hopefully). Xmas sorted.
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1 Month ago
Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Star Wars Battlefront are now free on Origin AccessMirror's Edge Catalyst and Star Wars Battlefront are now free on Origin Access
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Decent, might actually pay for a month (for first time ever) so I can play SWBF with my boy and see how it goes. MEC a bonus too.
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It'll cost you $99 to rent a Battlefield 1 server from EA for 90 daysIt'll cost you $99 to rent a Battlefield 1 server from EA for 90 days
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We're still missing information though, what about HardCore mode? No kick/ban capabilities at launch, that's a fundamental part of adminning a fun and pleasant server. I'm deeply disappointed with this whole concept of EA running the entire show. What happens when your server goes down, contact EA support? Their support is well known to be woeful.

As for the price, the fact Pc players will shell out 33% more is a disgrace. I'm sticking to my principles and not buying BF1, as I know a large number of other PC gamers are too. BTW, I played and quite enjoyed the beta, so yes I'm disappointed. :(

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Those are good points, especially hardcore mode. I was really hoping they might have it in the beta. I enjoyed the beta as well but not planning on buying it. Mostly because I've already bought two full price games this month though!

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It'll cost you $99 to rent a Battlefield 1 server from EA for 90 daysIt'll cost you $99 to rent a Battlefield 1 server from EA for 90 days
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RIP BF PC community, which I've enjoyed since BF2. Our servers have been in the Top Ten most popular in the UK for the last decade (via GameTracker).

"We have reached out to EA for an official statement on the matter and will update when we hear back". - Let's hope they answer you guys then, since they are completely blanking the PC community. Their silence on this has been deafeningly worrying!Reply
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Now that it's updated, what are your thoughts? How does this new pricing compare to hosting before?

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