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Dave James responded to tetris42's comment in
3 Months ago
Nvidia’s GeForce Partner Program doesn't stop companies selling AMD GPUsNvidia’s GeForce Partner Program doesn't stop companies selling AMD GPUs
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"confusing messaging" in the documentation is likely exactly as intended if it's meant to be a binding contract. In general you should trust large companies about as far as you can throw them.Reply
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Be interesting to see how this plays out. From what I've heard from the people involved the program simply doesn't limit a company's ability to produce graphics cards with the competition's GPUs at their heart, nor does it punish them for doing so, so I don't see how it's meant to affect consumer choice. Maybe I'm being naive...

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4 Months ago
Half of the Steel Division studio are on strikeHalf of the Steel Division studio are on strike
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So the company is trying to conduct business American-style in France in other words.Reply
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Spot on, only their employees seem to have the self-respect and determination to demand more and for their employer to comply with the law.

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tetris42 commented on
4 Months ago
System Shock remake still happening, likely out Q1 of 2020System Shock remake still happening, likely out Q1 of 2020
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They should have just stuck to the original level design with updated graphics. It would have created kind of a surreal feel that would be cool and not let the project get out of hand.
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tetris42 commented on
8 Months ago
How does Destiny 2 on PC compare with console? Our hands-on impressionsHow does Destiny 2 on PC compare with console? Our hands-on impressions
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"Indeed I am reconsidering whether any shooter is optimal on console"

damn straight.
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9 Months ago
The offline QuakeCon: how a broken internet connection brought PC gamers togetherThe offline QuakeCon: how a broken internet connection brought PC gamers together
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Gee... it's almost like there's a much MUCH higher priority event happening elsewhere in the state of Texas that still impacted Dallas (albeit far, far, less dramatically than the Houston area).

Also a far more appropriate thing to broadcast onto the wall of a Quake event would have been "Remember when you didn't need the internet to play multiplayer on a LAN?"
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Yeah seriously, always have to love when we do something worse now than we did in the past.

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tetris42 commented on
10 Months ago
BioShock's body horror still shines bright ten years laterBioShock's body horror still shines bright ten years later
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Yet another article praising Bioshock to the high heavens without even mentioning System Shock 2. I mean no offense, but stuff like this always rings of reviewer ignorance.

For anyone who played through SS2, Bioshock was a slap in the face. For everyone else, which I guess is the majority, I'm sure it had all the merits almost all of which had been already done before, and better.
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tetris42 commented on
10 Months 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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Naiboss responded to tetris42's comment in
11 Months 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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1 Year 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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Kirk McKeand responded to tetris42's comment in
1 Year 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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