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Forza Horizon 3 is $35.99 on PC, but only if you have Xbox Live GoldForza Horizon 3 is $35.99 on PC, but only if you have Xbox Live Gold
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Not surewhy this is linked to gold account as the PC didn't need that. Odd.

There has been sales of this before on Amazon to half price with no gold account needed.
Shame it takes so long for decent discounts on pc Xbox stuff.
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Microsoft "want to treat PC like a first-class citizen" - do they mean it this time?Microsoft "want to treat PC like a first-class citizen" - do they mean it this time?
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The less Microsoft does gaming, the better gaming does.
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Not sure on that. Forza Horizon 3 for example does a lot for pc gamers, more so than many pc only games. Settings are all encompassing and include lots of what you want including a pretty good auto detect. You can change controls from pad to keyboard on the fly etc.

It's occasionally a bit flaky and CS is a bit hard to contact but then that has always been the case with the Forza franchise.

Once they stop trying to ram Xbox down your throat at every opportunity and sorting out the pricing then...

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Microsoft "want to treat PC like a first-class citizen" - do they mean it this time?Microsoft "want to treat PC like a first-class citizen" - do they mean it this time?
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They need to fix the price disparity between the much cheaper physical copies Xbox owners can buy and the digital only always full price PC version.Reply
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it's a major problem in PC gaming in general. most games can be picked up cheaper in physical form especially if you compare the prices to Steam. the problem is in the digital market place the big players see them self as having no real competition for their market, so there is no real competition.


so the problem here isn't on digital stay at an inflated price it does on just about every store front and platform, the problem is they chose not to release a physical copy of the game that could be distributed outside of their own store.

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1 Month ago
The Oculus Rift and Touch just got a permanent price cut to $499The Oculus Rift and Touch just got a permanent price cut to $499
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Or maybe they've got a lot of spare inventory to shift with the serious slow down in VR sales this year!


Think they're going to be in it for the long haul though, they can't have expected VR to have been a huge industry immediately. Triple-A game development alone can take five years, so just to get the best content was always going to take a while.

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True. Only time will tell.

How is the Rift figuring compared with the other VR outfits?

With the speed VR has improved in terms of hardware it be interesting to see how AAA titles are designed with rapidly moving goal posts.

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The Oculus Rift and Touch just got a permanent price cut to $499The Oculus Rift and Touch just got a permanent price cut to $499
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Death knell for Rift?

This sort of price slashing normal precedes the end of product line. Smells like a last ditch make or break.Reply
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Or maybe they've got a lot of spare inventory to shift with the serious slow down in VR sales this year!


Think they're going to be in it for the long haul though, they can't have expected VR to have been a huge industry immediately. Triple-A game development alone can take five years, so just to get the best content was always going to take a while.

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1 Month ago
The Windows 10 Ultimate Game Sale has Forza Horizon 3 at full priceThe Windows 10 Ultimate Game Sale has Forza Horizon 3 at full price
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Annoyingly if you want Forza 3 on XBox One then it's only £35. And that's the price everyday not just in a sale.
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2 Months ago
Microsoft want official Xbox emulation on the PCMicrosoft want official Xbox emulation on the PC
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Haven't we heard all this before? I hope they do sorry it out, sooner rather than later.
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4 Months ago
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever madeAMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever made
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57C at idle is still 57C unless AMD have created a new temperature scale.

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The rated temps came from the previous version of the Ryzen Master app which reported a 20degree offset on the 95W 'X' chips.


So that 57C idle is actually 37C according to AMD. The reporting is changing soon (now?) to take that into account.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever madeAMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever made
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Not sure how you've just ignored how hot it appears to run. That's a fair amount of heat to dissipate.Reply
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? The 1600x is rated at 95 watts. (This is the heat you need to dissipate,or power,to be more precise.)

The 1800X is also stated as a 95 watt part. So its a guidence bracket, not an exact power figure.(my cooler for e.g. is labelled 95 watts)

At full load in this test the 1600x is at 64C, which is well acceptable for life span.

It is not clear if that is over clocked full load or stock clocks full load, but trust me when I say it will not be difficult keeping these processors in the required temps.

None of them function above ~ 4.1 gig what ever the temps anyway,so best leave off the last 0.1 gig and have sensible voltages and power usage.

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4 Months ago
Best gaming keyboardBest gaming keyboard
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Loving the K70, especially the flat form under the keys which means no dust and dirt gets stuck between the keys!

Individual lights is good for gaming in the dark just highlighting the keys you need.Reply
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I am all about the K70 love. Best keyboards I've ever owned :)

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