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tetris42 commented on
3 Weeks ago
Games like Red Dead Redemption 2 help grow the industry, say EAGames like Red Dead Redemption 2 help grow the industry, say EA
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So, in talking about a game not confirmed for PC, EA talks about another game that was withheld from the PC for years and how it "drives console sales" and is "bundled to help drive or reduce the price of a console for the consumer." Thanks for the news PCGamesN! Keep it coming!
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3 Weeks ago
Microsoft "want to treat PC like a first-class citizen" - do they mean it this time?Microsoft "want to treat PC like a first-class citizen" - do they mean it this time?
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Now that's not true, from the late 90s until about 2001, Windows gaming was a priority for Microsoft and they made a decent push forward with DirectX, publishing titles like Age of Empires, Mechwarrior 4, Freelancer, Dungeon Siege, etc.


Once they rolled out the Xbox, that all stopped and it became a period of about 15 years of acting passive aggressive towards Windows gamers.

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That's a good point, actually... those were some awesome titles. Such a shame they've forgotten their heritage

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tetris42 commented on
1 Month ago
Fortnite is coming out on early access soon so here's an animated short to celebrateFortnite is coming out on early access soon so here's an animated short to celebrate
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Visual style is neat, the trailer writing is painful.
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2 Months ago
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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2 Months ago
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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tetris42 commented on
2 Months ago
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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3 Months 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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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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4 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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5 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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