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3 Months ago
Sad news, everyone... Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards aren’t launching at GDC or GTCSad news, everyone... Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards aren’t launching at GDC or GTC
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I swear if they're holding out because of miners I'm gonna lose itReply
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it's doubtful they're holding out because of miners. More likely it's because of RAM shortages, meaning that it's probably more profitable for them to be making hardware for their professional grade lines instead of consumers. Add to that that people overhyped Vega meaning that the general populace still overvalues Nvidia, so they have no real reason to release a new generation because they hold the crown.

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3 Months ago
Ubisoft expect big growth from “the PC opportunity”Ubisoft expect big growth from “the PC opportunity”
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Or attempting to release PvP focused games with the hope of eSports competition without dedicated servers.

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What were they thinking when they did that!? It's probably too late to save the game unless they do a significant discount on it.

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3 Months ago
Best games like Monster Hunter: World you can play on PCBest games like Monster Hunter: World you can play on PC
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Ah, Vindictus .. What a game. I have fond memories of it, and the use of the Source Engine for the genre was interesting. Is it actually still going? I haven't heard anything about it in quite some time.

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Yup the game is still getting tons of new characters and episodes

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3 Months ago
Best games like Monster Hunter: World you can play on PCBest games like Monster Hunter: World you can play on PC
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Another game is Vindictus, its like a faster paced version of Dark Souls with a big emphasis on boss, it has some monster hunter traits like setting up traps to restrain enemies so you can hit certain spots to get a loot drop.Reply
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Ah, Vindictus .. What a game. I have fond memories of it, and the use of the Source Engine for the genre was interesting. Is it actually still going? I haven't heard anything about it in quite some time.

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3 Months ago
Ubisoft expect big growth from “the PC opportunity”Ubisoft expect big growth from “the PC opportunity”
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Hey ubisoft if you wanna see even more money from PC gamers stop releasing unoptimized games and always online DRM.Reply
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Or attempting to release PvP focused games with the hope of eSports competition without dedicated servers.

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3 Months ago
Steam tracking seems to show there just aren't that many Chinese Dota 2 and CS:GO playersSteam tracking seems to show there just aren't that many Chinese Dota 2 and CS:GO players
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Aren't DOTA 2 and Counterstrike distributed through Perfect World Entertainment which both have their own special launcher seperate from Steam. If so that would make sense why the numbers are low, although CS:GO did sell over 1 million copies in China directly through Steam.
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4 Months ago
Say your goodbyes: Paragon officially shuts down tomorrowSay your goodbyes: Paragon officially shuts down tomorrow
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Well since they've worked for Epic Games that should easily open doors instantly for them anywhere in the game industry.

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This collapse of the company works as a stain on their CVs. A banner saying "I worked on a failed game" is the same as saying "I was an actor/director/cameraman on a film that flopped". This label makes other companies question why the game failed in their hands; so the gameplay designers/programmers may have a hard time jumping back into their next job on their own.


That's where the hope comes in. Often games companies that can't keep their employees hunt for a company to take them in instead of leaving them to hunt for themselves. It helps avoid the problem of applying with the negative reputation that comes through failures.


With Epic being a group focused on creating a game engine first and foremost, we can hope they have space inside their company to keep the workers rather than disband the group.

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SinPunisher responded to QDP2 comment in
4 Months ago
Say your goodbyes: Paragon officially shuts down tomorrowSay your goodbyes: Paragon officially shuts down tomorrow
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Thanks for the post, will claim back that pre-order.

God that was almost 2 years ago now, April 2016... Thought the game held so much promise then too. A real shame it never held up in gameplay to its graphics. I always found the server latency meant I couldn't play comfortably without lag, but maybe that was because of the earlier builds.

We can just hope now that the artists and programmers who worked on Paragon get to keep their jobs in Epic games, or if not then the company helps them set up into new software-related jobs.
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Well since they've worked for Epic Games that should easily open doors instantly for them anywhere in the game industry.

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4 Months ago
Dragon Ball FighterZ hits 2 million sales across all platformsDragon Ball FighterZ hits 2 million sales across all platforms
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Who doesn't want to rock the dragon?
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4 Months ago
Nvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamersNvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamers
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Unless Nvidia mass produces their Volta lineup and includes drivers that make them incapable of mining I'm taking what they say with a grain of salt.Reply
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People would easily get around a driver lockout. They need to implement it at the hardware level if anything like that is to succeed.

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