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Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announcedRed Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announced
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Red Dead Redemption 2 would be popular if nobody wrote a single article about it, so why would anyone pay us? We write about it because the vast majority of our audience cares. As for there being no PC version - we're taking an educated guess that's backed up by solid rumours.

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See, instead of a direct "no, we do not get additional income from the companies or their representatives for these articles", you're giving me an indirect "why would anyone pay us?" answer instead. I don't know, these games have massive budgets and spread marketing dollars everywhere. It certainly can explain console exclusive news pc-gaming website.


And yes, of course the game is popular, I'm sure you could have gotten a lot of views writing about The Last of Us or Horizon Zero Dawn also, afterall, they're popular games too! You say your audience wants this, but I'd be very curious about the results of a poll asking if you should report on games that have not been confirmed for PC yet. I certainly know where my vote stands. I'd much rather see this space freed up for maybe a lesser known title that could use more attention if you're having a slow news day. I'm sure there are hundreds of indie developers that would jump at a chance for an article.


And aure, this is an educated guess, just like Destiny could have come to the PC, and hey, Bloodborne could also come to PC because the Dark Souls series has! It's nothing but a giant tease. Rockstar's policies clearly shows it considers PC gamers as second class citizens. Unless they're willing to commit to a confirmation, I don't think they should receive any additional exposure than they're already getting.


It's one thing to have one speculation article upon announcement, but I'm willing to bet this won't be the last one. IF it does come to the PC, I'm betting we'll see a dozen speculation articles leading up for YEARS about whether it COULD come to PC, oh my! It makes pc gamers look desperate and pathetic, like there aren't other games to play besides this and we jump through whatever hoops are set for us by the publishers. If it's coming to PC, great, let's hear all about it. If it's not or they refuse to tell us, then how about reporting on something else? Anything! Just something that's a PC game!


Stuff like this makes me want to go elsewhere for PC gaming news, I'll just leave it at that.

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Kirk McKeand responded to FreeWalk comment in
1 Month ago
Terraria 1.3.5 adds support for 4K resolutions, as well as new language localisationsTerraria 1.3.5 adds support for 4K resolutions, as well as new language localisations
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Heads up, your screenshot is from the wrong game. That's from Terraria: Otherworld.
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Thanks, I've changed it.

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Kirk McKeand commented on
1 Month ago
Hidden gems of PC gaming - Aliens: Colonial MarinesHidden gems of PC gaming - Aliens: Colonial Marines
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James Verbalist, you are my hero.
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1 Month ago
Endless Space and all its DLC is currently on sale for $1Endless Space and all its DLC is currently on sale for $1
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Oh nice! It threw me because it said "requires the base game to play" on Steam. Have updated now, thanks!

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:)

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Kirk McKeand responded to Darksx comment in
2 Months ago
PS4 exclusives like Uncharted 4 could be heading to PC via PlayStation NowPS4 exclusives like Uncharted 4 could be heading to PC via PlayStation Now
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Can someone explain just how this will work for games on the pc? Will you be able to actually play these games on your pc wit ha keyboard and mouse? Or is this some kind of odd thing that does some other weird stuff?
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I believe you need to use a controller.

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Kirk McKeand responded to TriforceWisdom comment in
2 Months ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda's recommended specs will get you 30fps at 1080pMass Effect: Andromeda's recommended specs will get you 30fps at 1080p
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I don't give a crap about AMD vs. Nvidia, although I have a feeling you do. Read the article. "Mass Effect: Andromeda is just around the corner now, so Nvidia have finally released the system requirements." That is misleading, the requirements were already out. "Finally" they say even, as if they haven't been out for nearly two weeks.


"If you want to push it up to 4K or crank up the graphics options, you'll need to fit your rig with a faster GPU, such as the GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1080, or newly-announced GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - get the lowdown on Nvidia's beastly GPU at that link"


If that isn't blatantly obvious to you that this is a sponsored post, then I don't think there is anything I could say to convince you. This post is scummy, and if you don't see it you are blinded by fanboyism.

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Hello, writer here. This isn't a sponsored post. We flag our sponsored posts as such, it's just that the Nvidia specs also showed off the graphics options and had minor differences to the original released ones via Origin. Usually, the latest specs are the most accurate. Plus, these ones told you what resolution each is shooting for, as well as revealing those graphics options - both details I thought our audience would be interested in. If AMD were partnered with EA, I would have done the same post but with AMD specs.

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2 Months ago
Here's when Ghost Recon Wildlands unlocks on PC tomorrowHere's when Ghost Recon Wildlands unlocks on PC tomorrow
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Huh, Steam was super out this time. Thanks, have updated.

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Glad I could help :)

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Kirk McKeand responded to Stuza comment in
2 Months ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t be getting a multiplayer beta - here's whyMass Effect: Andromeda won’t be getting a multiplayer beta - here's why
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Multiplayer.... wait.... er.... hold on? I thought (clearly wrongly!) ME:A was single player, does this mean it's actually an MMO or is it more Elite:Dangerous style with limited small groups?
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Multiplayer is an optional extra. The meat of the game is a single-player RPG.

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Shoom responded to Kirk McKeand's comment in
4 Months ago
Topic of the Week: what did you get for Christmas?Topic of the Week: what did you get for Christmas?
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So jealous right now.

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You should be. No more aching arms or lumps. Mash will never be the same again. :D

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Dreiden Kisada responded to Kirk McKeand's comment in
5 Months ago
Steam is slowly coming back online after apparent DDoS attackSteam is slowly coming back online after apparent DDoS attack
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We tried multiple single-player games and one of our guys can't even load Steam at all. Seems to be affecting people differently, which could mean they are slowly bringing it back online.

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That's because you launched it through Steam, instead of launching the game.

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Kirk McKeand replied to 10 questions on the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Review
9 Months ago
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided review snippet What is the future like in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided?
The future is bleak and full of people with designer arms. There are also television sets everywhere, even in the sewers. The future is weird.
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