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tetris42 responded to Rock1m1 comment in
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The PS4 is "like a five-year-old PC" and is holding games back, says developerThe PS4 is "like a five-year-old PC" and is holding games back, says developer
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Floating point operation does not equate to gaming performance. It is what you do with it which matters. You sound like a console gamer...

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I'm exclusively a PC gamer, I honestly wish the consoles (or rather exclusives) would just die. I just pick teraflops as one of the easier metrics to compare to. My point was saying they're 5 years old is only if you're aiming at a higher bracket, which is not where the majority of PC sales are.


I DID misread that and thought he was referring to the PS4 Pro, which is faster than what 2012 had to offer (unless it's crossfire / SLI).

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The PS4 is "like a five-year-old PC" and is holding games back, says developerThe PS4 is "like a five-year-old PC" and is holding games back, says developer
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This is hyperbole. It does 4 teraflops, which is more than a Geforce 680. So in other words, you can argue it's faster than the fastest system of 2012. Regardless, it's irrelevant, since console makers will be targeting the Xbox One as the baseline. Honestly it's a mixed blessing since even cutting-edge PCs can struggle with 60fps at 4k in some games. By the consoles holding things back, it means we can actually run things at full speed and quality.Reply
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Nvidia teraflops are not the same as AMD teraflops. Compare the reported teraflops of say, the GTX 1060 and the RX480, and then compare their gaming performance.


A GTX 680 would still trade blows with an RX480, which is faster than the PS4 Pro by some way. It's not just down to GPUs either, consoles have very weak CPUs and slow hard drives which really puts a bottleneck on game world streaming and is usually the reason why frame rates are often locked at 30.

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EA think you'll be playing Anthem for ten yearsEA think you'll be playing Anthem for ten years
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If they don't shut the servers down first.
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tetris42 responded to Kirk McKeand comment in
1 Month ago
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 tetris42's comment in
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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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Do you guys get paid by the companies to have articles like these? If so, I'll lay off, I understand you have to pay the bills somehow. PC Gamer was hyping up Grand Theft Auto V THREE YEARS before it was even ANNOUNCED for PC. It makes everyone involved look pathetic. I'm all for the game if it comes out on PC, but if it doesn't, I don't want to see news articles about it on a PC gaming website. There are plenty of general games media sites for that!

Considering how Rockstar has shown that it clearly considers PC gamers second fiddle as they won't even ANNOUNCE their previous landmark games coming for PC until years after the fact (and in the case of Red Dead Redemption, NEVER), I feel like you should give them the same courtesy and not even cover their game until they can give some sort of confirmation. Otherwise, why not just cover every Xbox and Playstation game too, just in case? Afterall, Bayonetta was announced for console in 2009 and came out for PC in 2017. Think of all the speculation articles you could have written on that in the meantime!

Since we're basing this on nothing, here's a prediction: If it does come out for PC, we won't even get an announcement until 2020 at the earliest. I can't wait for all the articles on console games on a PC gaming website in the meantime!Reply
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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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tetris42 responded to Ninja Fried Rice comment in
1 Year ago
Half-Life 2 sucks: scathing user reviews for classic gamesHalf-Life 2 sucks: scathing user reviews for classic games
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Going to have to say that the reviews of older game made years after they came out, some decades after. They don't count. Saying something is out dated and there for bad is like saying a 1967 shelby gt500 is bad for not having park assist or something.
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I'd say yes and no. If they're complaining about graphics or technical issues, yeah, that doesn't count. A good game stands the test of time through its gameplay, atmosphere, writing, etc. and should absolutely be judged as to whether it holds up on that front or not.

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Dave James responded to tetris42's comment in
2 Months ago
Philips BDM4037UW review: a 40-inch panel that comes close to 4K gaming greatness Philips BDM4037UW review: a 40-inch panel that comes close to 4K gaming greatness
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What game is that in the upper screenshot?Reply
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Under the 'Performance' header? That's The Signal from Tolva, a beautiful, sandbox-y, robot-y playground :)

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Richard Scott-Jones responded to tetris42's comment in
3 Months ago
Destiny 2 teased in Nathan Fillion-starring trailer - full reveal on March 30Destiny 2 teased in Nathan Fillion-starring trailer - full reveal on March 30
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I'd still say just don't report on it unless you have something to report. I mean as evidence goes, I'll see yours and raise you this:


https://www.pcgamesn.com/destiny/activision-ceo-destiny-coming-pc-its-something-were-talking-about

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Ha, yeah I remember that. Different game and circumstances though, and in this case you've got good journos and a reliable tipster all saying it's happening.


Given we report on rumours for other games if the source seems credible, at this point we wouldn't really be doing our jobs if we didn't do so for Destiny 2, especially as it'll probably be huge.


Anyway, shouldn't be long now until we know for sure. If it doesn't happen, come back here and mock me.

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Richard Scott-Jones responded to tetris42's comment in
3 Months ago
Destiny 2 teased in Nathan Fillion-starring trailer - full reveal on March 30Destiny 2 teased in Nathan Fillion-starring trailer - full reveal on March 30
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I hate articles like this. How about not announcing console-exclusives until they're confirmed to be anything else? I'm on a PC. The whole reason I come to this site is so I don't have to hear about games I can't play.Reply
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I understand, which is why we wouldn't cover it if it weren't looking likely. Kotaku are prepared to go so far as to outright confirm it.


Check out our EWK for the evidence:


https://www.pcgamesn.com/destiny-2/destiny-2-pc-release-date-story-expansions-gameplay

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