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Total War: Warhammer 2 may be revealed next week, and everything else Creative Assembly are doingTotal War: Warhammer 2 may be revealed next week, and everything else Creative Assembly are doing
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To me this looks like a Total War: Warhammer 40K :O

If you go to the countdown website and look at the building in the foggy woods (pyramidal-shaped, with an odd crystal-like structure at the top), it's very comparable to a Necron Monolith..

Consider me hyped!
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Xbox Elite Controller: Even with money-no-object, I personally wouldn't get the elite controller. In a standard grip setup, I've found that the flappy paddles are more obtrusive than efficient. They hang exactly where your 3rd and 4th fingers would rest on the back of the controller, only sticking out so your fingers no longer grip the controller level. Problem being that anyone used to holding a controller currently supports the weight of it with those fingers. The paddles actuation pressure is extremely low, so you cannot take weight on any of the paddles without pressing them all the time (and the distance for the paddle is milometers, tiny little clicks). This is good for fast-paced games like Call of Duty (where you want to keep your hand on the two analogue sticks and still be able to press ABXY) but everywhere else it becomes a problem. Putting down the remote on a non-flat surface (like a sofa) mid-session will result in the buttons being spammed. On top of that, holding it with 2 or more paddles on puts a lot of weight onto your pinky finger, making the controller tiring and ultimately uncomfortable to hold for any lengthy periods of time. When you remove the paddles, I found that I hold the controller higher than average (I used to game on a 360 controller with a keyboard, and that keyboard meant you cant wrap your fingers around the handle sides, and instead had to grip higher). That lead to my fingers always catching on the holes where the paddles could rest.

If MS had made the paddles in the same way that the Steam Controller have them, I would say it was worth every penny. I still game on my Steam controller (completed Dark Souls on that thing, looking forward to the DLC) and whilst the touch-pad was a random innovation, the clickable back-plates and easy button remapping make it by far my favourite controller on the market at the moment.Reply
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Yeah, totally see where you're coming from re. the paddles. You're right, they are far too easy to actuate when you don't mean to.


But with them removed I find it a really comfortable pad and the build quality excellent too. Been using mine for years and love the weight!

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5 Days ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda PC graphics, performance and 4K analysis - the PCGamesN tech reviewMass Effect: Andromeda PC graphics, performance and 4K analysis - the PCGamesN tech review
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Galaxy map turned out depressingly slow. Not only are the animations lengthy (~10s to zoom into current planet, rotate camera towards next planet, then fly across space and slow to arrive at new selected planet), but the FPS also hits hard there.

I've been running on a 970 with the High preset, getting an average around 70 fps in open world gameplay. The galaxy map is hammering that down to an average 20-25fps (I've seen as low as 18 when it zooms the camera around the asteroid clusters). I hope this isn't because of the 970's ram issue. If that's the case then it may take dropping the textures of the map, or finding a way to limit the engine to only use 3.5gb of the GPU's ram maximum.
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Kerbal Space Program gets its next big update with the Making History expansionKerbal Space Program gets its next big update with the Making History expansion
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I'd honestly mistaken 1.2 as KSP's final patch. After all the developers leaving Squad, I had assumed that would be the end of development.
Whilst "making history" doesn't over-excite me, I look forward to seeing what else comes out of this game.
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Smite Rivals, Smite's card battler spin-off announced two months ago, is on holdSmite Rivals, Smite's card battler spin-off announced two months ago, is on hold
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A Clash Royale clone, but with 1 god in each deck. Seems not dissimilar to Hearthstone or Gwent in it's larger card-base, resulting in a fairly pay-to-win structure.
Not exactly hype material here, and it seems like Hi-Rez have realized they aren't bringing enough to the table to compete with the already established titles.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda release times - the earliest you can possibly play the full gameMass Effect: Andromeda release times - the earliest you can possibly play the full game
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its saying download is in Queue since several Hours so far today. It doesnt download at all :/
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In the bottom-left of your Origin client you should have it's download status bar, and progress (looking something like this: http://puu.sh/uLxOG/5d4ee38a51.jpg ).

If it's stuck at 0%, you could try pausing and resuming the download, cancelling it outright and restarting it, or restarting the client (if it has been a while, it usually doesn't work if there's an update you haven't completed). Good luck

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Mass Effect: Andromeda gets blockbuster launch trailer, reveals fate of the Golden WorldsMass Effect: Andromeda gets blockbuster launch trailer, reveals fate of the Golden Worlds
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"if you’re an EA and Origin Access member"

Not going to lie, but EVERYONE who is pre-ordering/buying this game should be an Origin Access member. It's £4 for a months subscription, and gives you a 10% discount on all purchases (cheapest version of the game is £50) It is literally cheaper to subscribe to Access for ME's purchase alone than it is to buy the game upfront! Got to love EA.Reply
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To be fair, I'll be purchasing the game (if it's any good, looking forward to reviews prior to launch) from an official retailer instead, since it's cheaper than if I'd subscribe to Origin Access and purchasing the game directly from EA.

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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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Blinded by fanboyism? Sorry to let you down there but I hold no attachment to either AMD or nVidea. I When I built my PC, I bought a nVidea card based off my friends problems with drivers for his AMD at the time. About 2 months later AMD's company focus changed towards games, and from what I've heard they've been getting better. Either way, my current card holds no effect over my previous comment. I sent the message because you were complaining, being misinformed.

The post is about nVidea sharing new news, yet you see it as PCGN writing a bias sponsored (unlabeled) post against AMD to exclude them. PCGN always make it clear when posts are sponsored (look at any of the actual sponsored posts about Logitech's gear). The wording of this post (both the part you quoted and the specification lists) is copy-pasted from the nVidea post, which IS the latest; most-informative post about the system settings within ME:Andromeda. It shared the settings you can manually change within the menu, something that was not known before nVidea posted their article. PCGN has simply pulled the latest information over to their website, and re-uploaded it. Sure, AMD cards aren't listed, but that's not the poster's fault. It's not like they decided they didn't want to include AMD. They simply pulled the latest data and posted it onto their website. It is not hard at all to compare an AMD card to it's equivalent nVidea card to tell if you can run the game. So why are you slamming the post? It is neither 'stupid' or 'scummy', it simply covers more detail than the previous.


nVidea's original post can be found in the article, hyperlinked on the word nVidea. You can click there and read it. Find the source of the wording you have been so sensitive about. If AMD were to post details about a new game, they would have excluded nVidea's GPU's from their spec lists in the same way, and if they were the first to share new information they would also be in the same place. This exclusion of AMD has nothing to do with fanboyism from anyone here. You're complaining to the wrong crowd. Please do head over and try to complain to the nVidea community about how they excluded your AMD card from their specifications list. I'll happily sit back and watch how that conversation spans out.

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Of course DX12 or Vulkan isn't an option, even if the engine supports it.

It's easier that way and there won't be any benchmark showing AMD kicking nVidia's ass using the newer paths.

I'm not complaining - I own a 1050ti but it's 2017 FFS!


Oh, and Kirk... I'm not saying that this is a biased article but heck, it's pretty clear that the site gets nVidia's money (not that there's anything wrong with that).

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2 Weeks ago
Story details, screens, and the cast have been revealed for Telltale’s Guardians of the GalaxyStory details, screens, and the cast have been revealed for Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy
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No Chris Pratt... This isn't really selling itself. It's hard to tell from some screenshots on whether or not TTG have moved to a new engine (art assets appearance have nothing to do with engine..), but if it's still running on the same old engine as The Wolf Among Us then I'll probably pass.Reply
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No Vin Diesel as Groot either, just won't sound the same.


Seriously though apparently their engine was largely upgraded for Batman and Walking Dead S03, but I haven't gotten around to either yet

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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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This post was all about the nVidea post, which announced the list of available settings within the game. The system requirements list was posted there as a nVidea exclusive list (surprise surprise) along with the whole settings menu.


Seriously whats the problem? nVidea are the company that shared the graphics settings, this is their system requirements list along with all the variables. It is not like PCGamesN are deciding to be anti-AMD or anything else. Surely by now you can already tell if your AMD card can run it based off which nVidea card is listed anyway. Even if you can't, there's a direct hyperlink on this page to the Origin sales page, with the official specifications!


You're stood here taking shots because nVidea shared new information about the system settings. It would have been the other way around if AMD had posted the full settings menu, and my bets are you wouldn't have blinked an eyelid if that were the case. Please stop trying to defend your graphics card, but instead just enjoy games! Both company's cards run them, so why segregate yourself at the smallest obstacle?

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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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QDP2 replied to 8 questions on the Surgeon Simulator 2013 Review
10 Months 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
1 Year 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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