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Cult classic adventure series Syberia returns for its third installment on April 25Cult classic adventure series Syberia returns for its third installment on April 25
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Niiiice, the first Syberia was such a great game!
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1 Week ago
Tanks Rule as World of Tanks Super Bowl commercials smash stuff upTanks Rule as World of Tanks Super Bowl commercials smash stuff up
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Hmm, the French tanks in the last video are absolutely horrible in-game. Get used to that dear user, you'll see it a lot.
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1 Week ago
Funcom temporarily shut down official Conan Exiles servers to fix lag issuesFuncom temporarily shut down official Conan Exiles servers to fix lag issues
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Unfortunately, this is so typically Funcom ...
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"92 percent of Carmack’s hard drive was wiped" - ZeniMax respond to Carmack's denial"92 percent of Carmack’s hard drive was wiped" - ZeniMax respond to Carmack's denial
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I think it makes him look more culpable rather than incompetent.

I find it hard to believe he wouldn't know how to format a hard drive. But even a format can still apparently be restored. Maybe he was looking for a more substantial way to clean off the drive / and cover his footsteps without actually throwing it in a bucket of magnets. His admission to stealing 10k documents doesn't exactly leave him in the best light in this situation.

I'm also wondering if this is a situation where someone who's used to being in an executive position as a company owner (like he was at id) just doesn't realize that he really can't do that as an employee - even if Rage and the id tech 5 engines were his brainchildren.
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Just a technical note, you can format your drive in such a way that the information is unrecoverable. Don't think it's some sort of rocket science, any reasonable disk management tool can do it. The kind of disk management tools that come bundled with your operating system.

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Blizzard win legal battle with hack creators Bossland: "We're happy with the court's decision"Blizzard win legal battle with hack creators Bossland: "We're happy with the court's decision"
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I tend to agree. This seems like Blizzard attempting to brute force the shutdown of this "tool". Maybe they should focus on making their games more secure instead?


On the other hand, a lot of games these days come with anti-cheating tools, which can be best described as rootkits. If I was to chose between having a rootkit forcefully installed on my machine or having slimy lawyers fighting shady developers ... I think I know which option I would chose.

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Let's be fair here. Blizzard are CONSTANTLY making their games more secure, but these tools require memory manipulation and aren't easy to catch unless you aggressively scan the client running them. If Blizzard did that to your PC you'd flip your shit as it's an invasion of privacy.


Honorbuddy users get caught in a banwave every 1-4 Months.


There was one in (I think) August last year, one in November and there was one today - and the last two were after Honorbuddy's supposedly improved bot detection detector.


It seems like if you're using Honorbuddy at any point you're basically risking getting caught in a banwave and it seems almost certain that getting caught is detection of the bot as opposed to being reported as lots of very careful botters get caught in these banwaves too.

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Oculus co-founder on the future of VR: “it’s kind of looking like it’s mobile”Oculus co-founder on the future of VR: “it’s kind of looking like it’s mobile”
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Well CV1 was hinted at ~350$, but ended up at 600$, +200$ hand controllers, + ~300$ GPU upgrade for most users...

You haven't had your first real VR experience until you've tried out first hand a game like "Dead and Buried" (and incoming "Robot Recall"), but for samsung smartphone owners the Gear VR is a 99$ upgrade, while for PC owners the CV1 is more like a 999$ upgrade !

The active body tracking PC VR experience is easily ten times more overwhelming then what even the best head tracking only gamepad experience the Gear VR can hope to provide, but unfortunately at ten times the cost, high end home VR is currently out of reach of casual users, and perhaps best left to Arcade Rooms for now (and that's where it's heading in some countries).

At best you can settle for the front facing only PS4VR home experience instead : It's only half the PC experience (in both quality and features), but it's also half the price :)
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Hmm, first of all, I don't think it's fair to include a GPU (or any other PC upgrade) in the cost of the "VR kit". PC users naturally need to upgrade their machines, so in time a VR ready card will be present on most people's machines anyway. Secondly, Samsung's VR is cheap is you own a rather expensive phone. If you don't, if you have like an old Android phone, you need to add a lot to the cost of the Samsung alternative. Thirdly, they're not the same thing, not by a country mile.


I think PC VR and mobile VR, just like PC and mobile games, cater to different audiences. PC games, what is called "core" gamers, will pick a PC VR experience, because it's so much better. In time, the cost will get lower, the problem is having games that are worth playing. Which currently, there aren't many ... if any.

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2 Months 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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I'd also like this to become a regular thing. There are so many games around and I like any kind of "bird's eye view" over what's out there and good.


Book of Demons looks absolutely beautiful. It's on my watch list now. Cheers.

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I really enjoyed what I played of it, so I'm glad to hear it caught your attention.

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3 Months ago
57% of gamers are running on AMD Radeon graphics57% of gamers are running on AMD Radeon graphics
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Kind of, yes. But to get the full picture, you need to take into account non-gaming PCs, which no one knows what hardware they use.


But then .. 57% market share, assuming that's all consoles, that means that PC has 43% of the games market?

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PC actually has far more of the market than that. The 57% Radeon hardware percentage already takes into account AMD PC users, so if you take the JPR report figures as gospel, with a total of 410 million PC gamer GPUs in the world and 307 million AMD console GPUs, the PC has 57% of the total gaming market.


But even then that's an estimate so if could be even higher. PC FTW, eh?

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3 Months ago
World of Warcraft legacy server Nostalrius returns on December 17World of Warcraft legacy server Nostalrius returns on December 17
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Or you can host your site in a country in which Blizzard can't touch you. There are plenty of "exotic" locations in which US companies can't bully you.

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yes then the host is out of reach, but if you still live in america (or other similar country) you are still in a place they can put a target on your back.


yes it stops them actively taking the site down, but you are still running the site and still live in a country you can be held acountable. unless of course you are also going to move to a country where they can't come after you but that seems a bit excessive.


just look at the people who ran pirate bay, servers were in these safe havens they were in one of the norse countries, in the end they went to jail in their home country and were forced to close down the site.

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5 Months ago
Civilization 6: release date, system requirements, combat, research - everything we knowCivilization 6: release date, system requirements, combat, research - everything we know
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Why does everything need to be cartoon-ish these days? What next? Dark Souls in a "bright and colorful new aesthetics"? Bloody hell, how am I supposed to take the game seriously, when it looks like it was made by Disney?Reply
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I agree that this game doesn't need to, and maybe even shouldn't be drawn in a cartoon-like art style, but surely the very idea of needing to "take the game seriously" is counter-productive to the fact that it is a game...

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Aever replied to 11 questions on the World of Warships Review
7 Months ago
World of Warships review snippet How does World of Warships run on your PC?
Reasonably well, the game feels much better optimized than WoT. I would expect better framerates though, since the graphics aren't spectacular and the action is fairly slow.
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Aever replied to 4 questions on the Darkest Dungeon Review
1 Year ago
Darkest Dungeon review snippet Would you back another game by %%developer%%?
Let's just say I haven't seen in DD any reason not to. Bu then again, I'll judge any game from them on its own merits, not those of DD.
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Aever replied to 21 questions on the Fallout 4 Review
1 Year ago
Fallout 4 review snippet Is Fallout 4 grindy?
No, it's not grindy, unless you really try to turn it into a grind. Play it as it is supposed to be played and even a bit more and it doesn't have any sort of grind in it.
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