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1 Week ago
Now you’ll know when you’re sailing with a developer crew in Sea of ThievesNow you’ll know when you’re sailing with a developer crew in Sea of Thieves
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"Now" ? They've been doing that since release though. With the Rare sails
https://www.reddit.com/r/Seaofthieves/comments/85ma2d/got_to_play_with_a_dev/
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xNuke commented on
1 Month ago
Dallas Fuel's new player has been suspendedDallas Fuel's new player has been suspended
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It's like.. not a week goes by without someone getting suspended, banned or otherwise punished in the OWL.
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xNuke commented on
1 Month ago
Sea of Thieves will get six “major” content updates this yearSea of Thieves will get six “major” content updates this year
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This will be a great game...

in a couple of years!
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xNuke responded to WhiteCrow comment in
1 Month ago
Sea of Thieves' do anything attitude positions it as Minecraft's spiritual successorSea of Thieves' do anything attitude positions it as Minecraft's spiritual successor
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Yup, same here. I don't know where they're getting their price point from. Do they think because of all the press, testing, and time waiting for release makes it a huge deal justifying that price? Ridiculous.

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I support the theory that this is Microsofts trial of the game pass. They want to push that out and make it seem worth it, make you feel like you're getting 60$ worth of content for 10$

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Sea of Thieves' do anything attitude positions it as Minecraft's spiritual successorSea of Thieves' do anything attitude positions it as Minecraft's spiritual successor
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Shallow, repetitive with no progression other than useless cosmetic items. That's all this game is. Sure, it's fun, for the first few hours.
The core of the game is great, however the amount of content currently in the game is definitely not enough to recommend buying at the ridiculous 70euro price point. It really feels like a 20e early access game.
The game looks exactly the same in their E3 2015 trailer, not sure what they've been doing for the past 3 years...
It's giving me NMS flashbacks if I'm honest.Reply
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Yup, same here. I don't know where they're getting their price point from. Do they think because of all the press, testing, and time waiting for release makes it a huge deal justifying that price? Ridiculous.

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xNuke responded to Business Sean comment in
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Fortnite streamer Ninja makes $500k per monthFortnite streamer Ninja makes $500k per month
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Wait. Subs? Definitely subs and not followers? That's a crazy increase.
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Free subs from having amazon prime are the reason for this.

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Final Sea of Thieves beta is underway, and it’s open this timeFinal Sea of Thieves beta is underway, and it’s open this time
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The beta lasts until March 11th. Might want to correct this in your article.Reply
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Eep, yes, mixed the release date with the beta's end. Thanks for the heads-up.

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This is why gamers should arm themselves with a VPNThis is why gamers should arm themselves with a VPN
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"Shorten your ping times and lower latency - improbable to say the least. VPN connections are adding a middleman as a 3rd party connector."

Not necessarily true. Yes they do add a middle man, but sometimes gaming oriented VPN servers route the traffic in a way that it reaches the destination faster by going the shorter route or using an uncongested route. At least so they say, how well that works, I've no idea. But in theory, this should result in a lower ping, especially in peak times and where there's a larger physical distance to servers.

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Huh, sounds interesting. I had thought that a fairly significant amount of the delay in videogame ping-rates was the server pickup-response rates, so I had assumed that the delay for a VPN server to receive, decrypt, read and pass on would be far greater than any longer automated route offered by the ISP.


It would be interesting to see some statistics on average performance improvements thanks to the direct pathways. Not that the average would be beneficial to know, VPN and network speeds could vary so greatly thanks to different game servers, different player locations and different VPN server locations.

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The gaming GPU doesn't exist that will run Final Fantasy XV at 4K 60fps on the highest settingsThe gaming GPU doesn't exist that will run Final Fantasy XV at 4K 60fps on the highest settings
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That's interesting. I will say the game is well optimized, at least for 1080p. With the highest preset (minus motion blur ugh) and all the nvidia gameworks stuff on, I'm getting stable 90-100fps.
i5-8600k (@4.9) + MSI Gaming X 1070 + 4200MHz Trident Z
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I haven't had a chance to give it a whirl with a GTX 1070 as of yet, but it will likely make it into our tech review once the game has actually shipped.


As for motion blur... agreed.

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2 Months ago
Are Microsoft buying Valve? Gabe Newell says 'Not that I'm aware of'Are Microsoft buying Valve? Gabe Newell says 'Not that I'm aware of'
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I wouldn't be surprised if MS introduced some form of "PC live" to play their games online...

I fear it might just be a matter of time...

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It has been done, games for Windows live originally needed a gold membership to play online, PC players said no made workarounds that also let pirate copies play online as the bypassed the MS servers so they backed down it was part of the reason the service failed.

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xNuke replied to a question on the Mad Max Review
2 Years ago
Mad Max review snippet How good is the Mad Max story?
Mediocre at best. The entire story is.. well.. there isn't a lot of it that's for sure. He lost his car and wants to get it back. That's about it
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xNuke replied to 3 questions on the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review
2 Years ago
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review snippet What bits are on display? Boobs? Dongs? Erect or floppy? Give us details. LOTS OF DETAILS.
There's boobs, lots of boobs and sex scenes.
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xNuke replied to a question on the Minecraft Review
2 Years ago
Minecraft review snippet How much freedom does Minecraft give you?
It lets you do literally anything you want. Anything.
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xNuke replied to a question on the Life Is Strange Review
2 Years ago
Life Is Strange review snippet How good is the Life Is Strange story?
The feels. As a grown up man, this is one game that got me incredibly attached to the characters. Story is well told, choices you make really do matter.
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xNuke replied to 5 questions on the ArcheAge Review
2 Years ago
ArcheAge review snippet How grindy is PvE in ArcheAge?
It's grindy, not Lineage 2 Classic grindy, but grindy, unless you pay real money.
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xNuke replied to 2 questions on the Tales from the Borderlands Review
2 Years ago
Tales from the Borderlands review snippet How funny is Tales from the Borderlands?
Hilarious, another Tell Tales game that doesn't dissapoint!
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xNuke replied to a question on the League of Legends Review
2 Years ago
League of Legends review snippet How good are the graphics in League of Legends?
Riot has come a long way since LoLs initial release and with the new Summoner's Rift and a major graphics overhaul the game is fantastic! Runs smooth too.
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xNuke replied to a question on the H1Z1 Review
2 Years ago
H1Z1 review snippet Should you buy H1Z1 now or wait for it to come out of Early Access?
If you want to play Battle Royale then by all means grab it now. AFAIK it will cost tickets (real money) to play BR when the game releases as f2p. If you're into survival then I recommend waiting for release or at least a good sale
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xNuke replied to 2 questions on the Euro Truck Simulator 2 Review
2 Years ago
Euro Truck Simulator 2 review snippet Would you recommend any good Euro Truck Simulator 2 mods?
Try ETS2MP.com It's THE multiplayer experience and quite fun with others :)
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xNuke replied to a question on the Grand Theft Auto V Review
2 Years ago
Grand Theft Auto V review snippet How open is Grand Theft Auto V to explore?
"Would buy again". Literally. I bought this game on the 360 when it first came out then on the PS4 when that came out and now on PC to play with some RL friends.
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