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Dave James responded to QDP2's comment in
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MSI's Trident 3 is a future-proof, upgradeable console-killerMSI's Trident 3 is a future-proof, upgradeable console-killer
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I'm sorry but it's £1000+ for a 1080p gaming machine. Sure you can push 4K now, but titles in the next year or two will be pushing the limit. The 1080p or 1440p experience would be all-round better (and I don't believe 1440p TV screens exist).

I'm not sure what this PC does to warrant the title 'console-killer' when true-4K is going at under £500 (and up-scaled 4K even less) on the console market.Reply
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With the Trident (and any gaming PC) it's a high initial outlay, but with the benefit that years down the line you'll still be able to drop in a new, speedier GPU, maybe a touch more RAM, and still be gaming at a pretty high level for a minimal upgrade cost.


In three to five years your Xbox One X will be looking increasingly obsolete, and you'll be expected to pay out £600 for a whole new system.

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The League of Legends World Championship 2017 starts this weekThe League of Legends World Championship 2017 starts this week
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Yet another championship skin, people have already begun making their donations towards SKT. Well it'll be an interesting Worlds hopefully. It would be nice to see Ezreal Jungle show up again, it would do a good job of easing the climb in low-mid ranks (as the opposing jungler, he's so easy to counter-jungle/steal camps from).
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A UK indie team are developing a battle royale game four times the size of PUBGA UK indie team are developing a battle royale game four times the size of PUBG
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Planetside 2 was what I was just thinking of, I'm almost kind of surprised they haven't built their own battle royale mode as an aside to showcase how many players Planetside 2 can hold.

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Planetside 2 is all about the server size, but the individual shooter elements aren't strong enough to be worth investing into. There's no drop/loot system for the world exploration (so there's no risk/reward of going to busier areas).


The game works as a war of fronts; almost trench-warfare styled in the way the maps were built for barriers, bridge crossings, low hills and large areas to shoot/run over. By having that relatively quick respawn it worked. They may be able to make a 'last-man-standing' mode, but it wouldn't be satisfying to play.

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A UK indie team are developing a battle royale game four times the size of PUBGA UK indie team are developing a battle royale game four times the size of PUBG
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You could argue the record for most 'players' in a battle royal has been taken (probably forever) by PUBG, with it's TwitchPlaysPUBG, with it's thousands of active viewers 'playing' the game.

It may not have 400 individuals in the world (to me 400 sounds like a joke, PUBG's matches are already long enough), but too high a player count is only going to deter more than bring more (PUBG's great success wasn't enough to avoid player-count problems in the AU server, now imagine the queue times for 4 times as many players in a presumably less-popular title). There's a reason why the MOBA genre settled for 5v5, beyond the simple 'too much to keep track of', it gives each player a greater feeling of impact in a game. Take the Planetside 2 approach and the individuals no longer have any power.Reply
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Planetside 2 was what I was just thinking of, I'm almost kind of surprised they haven't built their own battle royale mode as an aside to showcase how many players Planetside 2 can hold.

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Monster Hunter: World is coming to console in January, but later on PCMonster Hunter: World is coming to console in January, but later on PC
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I got into the series on a dated PSP (playing a ISO of MHP3rd in Japanese). The fun was always from having friends to hunt with; it had the same appealing factors to me as Borderlands (except the grind-path was clearer, you knew what monster to hunt to unlock the desired gear).

EGX 2015 persuaded me it was a good idea to buy a 3DS solely for MH4U, and all the footage has dragged me back onto the handheld to play their current latest release (at least in the west); Generations. Since the announcement I've been unable to go 2 days without returning to the handheld to play some more. The fact that Generations takes you to the town and maps of my first game (now in English!) has put it up there with Skywind in terms of nostalgia.

My hype for this title couldn't be any greater right now. I do wish it had underwater combat/levels (they existed on Wii games, but never in the handhold versions) so I could gain my own opinion of the battles, but the public has a general hate for these modes when they were done before so I guess I'm not missing out on much..

Being told originally it was going to be an 'Early 18' release for consoles, I was anticipating a Feb-March release date. Hearing it's coming out so soon now is awesome news, since the sooner it gets dropped on console, the sooner devs start work on the PC port (therefore the sooner we get our hands on it!) It's going to be a hard wait putting off buying a console for this title, the series has succeeded tempting me in the past. In truth I doubt I'd be able to hold my temper as long as I have with FF15.
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1 Week ago
The best Minecraft modsThe best Minecraft mods
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A strong list. My main recommendation for any looking to get into the game would not be hunting/downloading individual mods, but to grab a complete mod-pack. To download 'TechnicLauncher' and hunt for either a pack made by a streamer you enjoy (if you watch any) or a generally popular pack.

I'd recommend The 1.7.10 Pack, as it's been around for many years now and found itself a good balance between features and gameplay difficulty (161 mods at the moment).

The other main advantage of getting a mod-pack is the ease of multiplayer. Be it through online servers or peer-to-peer with friends, it's far easier to point a group of friends to a pack to download and play together than it is to try and list the individual mods, then how to download and install them. TechnicLauncher downloads the entire game with mods attached, so long as you own a MC account all they need to do is hit download/install, and you'll all be on the same build then. It really doesn't get any simpler to introduce friends into the game.
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Eve Online players commemorate the game's largest ever theft with a songEve Online players commemorate the game's largest ever theft with a song
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"he was paid 300 billion ISK to had the Keepstar over to the corporation" *hand* the Keepstar over?
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It's not like he could 'keep' the citadel, if he were to have claimed it and left CO2, it would have been stolen back and Judge would have achieved nothing. By instead selling to a bidding alliance, the Keepstar is now out of CO2's reach.


To steal ISK and break friendships is hard in EVE. But to hand the stolen assets to enemy factions is by far the most brutal action you could make. For CO2 to go to war with The Imperium now, they'd have to fight against their own funds. GigX would have been forced to chose to destroy his own stolen Titan (that is if he weren't perma-banned).


This was about as demeaning as The Judge could be in leaving the faction. He could have cut ties and gone through proper forums. He wouldn't have left empty handed. It certainly wouldn't be 5 years worth of value, but it would have been good for him. Instead he chose to screw over CO2. Good on him.

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Destiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story – everything we knowDestiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story – everything we know
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My hopes for PC are high on this one. Played quite a lot of the original before I got myself a gaming PC, actively played Vault of Glass and Crota's End, joined late for King's Fall.
Matchmaking for the consoles was pure hell. Sat on websites searching for people who'd accept you into the group. Playing a hunter w/ a gjallarhorn at it's time, but it still took a lot of effort to find a semi-decent group. If it were on PC, I reckon I could have persuaded some more friends to join, make up a 6-man group and played raids together.
Destiny's raids were the most fun FPS content I've played , with the difficulty of beating it on Hard mode giving the same satisfaction (or maybe even more) that Dark Souls offered. Here's my fingers crossed that Bungee let the PC gamers in on the next chapter.Reply
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High hopes for a very bland, generic and boring shooter? Why?

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Here are a load of in-game secrets the developers never told us aboutHere are a load of in-game secrets the developers never told us about
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Blackpool's in England. I played that game way too much, gonna have to dial myself in and see this secret level!

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Aye, I'm in the USA, forgot to mention that (I swear I meant to, I don't automatically assume everyone is in the USA/knows I'm in the USA!). No idea if my service will even give me a notice of whether it counts as international or not. Post back on what the call says!

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The HTC Vive gets a permanent $200 price cut - $599 for the full room-scale VR kitThe HTC Vive gets a permanent $200 price cut - $599 for the full room-scale VR kit
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It's not the US who decided to start Brexit, we have ourselves to blame here. If we swapped positions, we'd probably be doing the same thing to you :P


VR is affordable for the enthusiasts, but not all friend-groups have the power. Many will own older/weaker hardware, some will see VR as too much still. It's still too much to persuade 3 other people VR is worth the investment, they need to come to that decision on their own before they'll be willing to invest more money than a 4K console into the headset.


Spending $10 (or £10 apparently) each to get to play the headset in the same room as your friends though, all together, you've turned VR into a social experience. It's affordable, accessible to the masses, you get to walk away laughing with your friends about what you just did together.


It's not going to spur on development for RPGs and other heavy games I hope to see on the platform in the future, but it sure would ease tension around the headsets, increase the amount of usage, boost profits for developers and all-round be good for the industry.


Currently it feels as if we're stood on the precipice, still unsure whether VR is going to take off or sink. With the slightest change in sales, profits, or public opinions; VR could still get shot out of the water and collapse as a medium. If the large developers were unable to see any potential profit from making VR games, they will all stop making VR games, which will kill off the medium. I see VR arcades as a solution to avoid this. Maybe I'm overthinking, I don't have any statistics to back up these thoughts. I can be very pessimistic at times :P

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Well, I just read in another article about Fallout and Skyrim VR. If at least one of those ends up being good I'm starting to feel the pressure to buy the damn thing.

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QDP2 replied to 8 questions on the Surgeon Simulator 2013 Review
1 Year ago
Surgeon Simulator 2013 review snippet How gory is Surgeon Simulator 2013?
Not bad after the 1st couple of transplants.
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QDP2 replied to 8 questions on the League of Legends Review
1 Year ago
League of Legends review snippet Which characters would you recommend to starting players?
Support is great if you have a friend who can play a crucial and talk you through your mistakes, but you'll have to be good friends and willing to accept where you're wrong to learn fast.
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QDP2 replied to 2 questions on the Broforce Review
2 Years ago
Broforce review snippet Does Broforce respect the military?
If you are questioning this game being offensive you probably shouldn't be playing it, as it certainly isn't meant to be taken seriously, or ever to be considered like real-life xD
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QDP2 replied to 9 questions on the Antichamber Review
2 Years ago
Antichamber review snippet What are gamers first impressions of Antichamber
By far my favourite mind game, brilliant challenge!
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