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2 Weeks ago
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is only $29.99 - here's whyHellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is only $29.99 - here's why
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Pre-order? No. I'll buy it if it proves to be good and reviews well.
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Star Citizen’s Item 2.0 update is now complete on a single shipStar Citizen’s Item 2.0 update is now complete on a single ship
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It's like they do things, then they get more money and they think "we could do that better so lets scrap everything we've done and start again", sounds like development hell and must be very dispiriting for the employees.

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Depends. If you were working on a project would you prefer to be continually told that you had to gimp things to hit a release date/budget (Funny, people keep complaining about current AAA games doing this), or would you rather being able to do things to the absolute best of your ability and go big, even if it meant doing extra work?

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2 Months ago
Intel Coffee Lake - 8th Gen Core >30% faster than Kaby Lake and here by the holidaysIntel Coffee Lake - 8th Gen Core >30% faster than Kaby Lake and here by the holidays
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If there's a 6 core 6 thread i5 for a reasonable-ish price, then it seems like you can assume there will be a 6 core 12 thread i7 for a reasonable-ish price as well, I would think. And this would force people to start investing more into multi-threading too.
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2 Months ago
Sonic Forces shows off classic Sonic gameplay in a revamped Green Hill ZoneSonic Forces shows off classic Sonic gameplay in a revamped Green Hill Zone
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That looked really slow... The jumps and spring pads felt very jarring.
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2 Months ago
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X review: after the six-core highs come the quad-core lowsAMD Ryzen 5 1500X review: after the six-core highs come the quad-core lows
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I don't see why this is so disappointing. Sure, the 1600 is only $30 more, but where it's at it does perfectly fine. It competes pretty dang well with the i5-6600k, which is also $30 more, and while the dual-core i3 may offer higher clock speeds and therefore sometimes better gaming, just like the i7-7700k/1800x, as a general computing CPU the 1500x is the better deal. Is it exciting? No, but is it still a pretty solid offering when someone's trying to penny pinch? Yes. It feels like in most areas you can fall into the 'trap' of "Just a little bit (like $30?) more" with components, so it doesn't seem bad to have an offering to fill the space.Reply
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I do see your point re. always being able to spend just a little more on components, but I genuinely think the performance/spec gap between the 1500X and 1600 is way bigger than the $30 saving. Normally that small a price differential wouldn't deliver something so much better specced.

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2 Months ago
The Negev is added to competitive CS:GO for just $2K, community reacts with mild interestThe Negev is added to competitive CS:GO for just $2K, community reacts with mild interest
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It's kind of disappointing. I was watching an ESL match when the update dropped, and they updated between two matches, but apparently there was either a gentlemen's agreement or the admins told the players not to use them, so no Negevs came out at all.
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G2A say they're already doing everything Gearbox demandedG2A say they're already doing everything Gearbox demanded
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Yeah, I don't see any incentive for G2A to do this. That's a lot of work, and really, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Special Edition sales is what they get out if it? Yeah I'm sure that will make up for it.Reply
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The thing is that G2A has been trying to get deals like this directly from developers for a while, They want to seem like some big kid on the playground that can influence things. Also if G2A doesn't do this it will without a doubt show that does not have the consumers interests in mind, like they try so hard to seem like they do.

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio is awesome. It means finally everyone’s a PC gamerMicrosoft’s Project Scorpio is awesome. It means finally everyone’s a PC gamer
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The big point isn't just about the hardware, it's that there will be tiered software. The Xbox 360 refresh and the PS3 slim didn't have anything extra enabled (to the best of my knowledge, or at the very least it wasn't very noticeable) for games to utilize. With PS4 Pro and Scorpio, games look noticeably different (beyond just 4k possibility) than with just PS4 and Xbox One because the developers are allowed to enable better graphics on the higher tiers, and lower graphics for the base tiers.

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yes this is a more noticeable change than the previous versions, but it is still just the hardware refresh.


the changes are larger this time as at launch the price of hardware to run at 4k would have pushed the launch price way to high and would have killed sales so both held back rather than cater to a minority at the time with 4k screens.


but in 3 years the hardware prices and the market has changed 4k got more common the hardware to run 4k got way cheaper, so the firms chose to put out 4k, the same as in 2007 after its 2005 launch the 360 finally had HDMI support added.


as for the graphics changes they are roughly the same as using the upscaling on an Nvidia card, some games add a few more particle effects but the difference is still fairly minor.


there will still be a new generation of consoles, it's Sony's biggest money maker and that next generation likely wont see a similar jump unless it comes out running at 4k and there is a jump to 8k early it's life span, that is the only reason it was done this time as there has been a call for 4k support since the PS4 and X1 were announced, so really it's nothing more than a way to do a refresh and know you can sell the same console to the same people again, as why sell something once when you can sell it multiple times? it's pretty much the model the likes of Apple and Samsung have been running on for several years now with phones.

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio is awesome. It means finally everyone’s a PC gamerMicrosoft’s Project Scorpio is awesome. It means finally everyone’s a PC gamer
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What about PC games that have been releasing on Steam that don't really support mouse and keyboard? We're getting muddy waters!

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True, aside from certain classes of titles I usually use my XB1 controller if the game fully supports it.

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2 Months ago
AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are here. Intel's i5 chips need to watch out...AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are here. Intel's i5 chips need to watch out...
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Excited to see how they perform. Though I'm kind of tempted to wait a generation to get some bugs worked out...

I also have no intention of upgrading until they have some good ITX motherboards out, next computer is going to be tiny but powerful!Reply
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The motherboard manufacturers should have the kinks ironed out soon enough, but liking your style with the mini rig. I love mini ITX boards and can't wait to see the X300 AM4 boards :)

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