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Fed up of Twitch chat? New streaming service Caffeine helps you ignore itFed up of Twitch chat? New streaming service Caffeine helps you ignore it
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The fact that I have to log in to view any streams has already put me off.
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xNuke responded to Dave James comment in
6 Days ago
Steam Link app preview: completely unnecessary for over 75% of PC gamersSteam Link app preview: completely unnecessary for over 75% of PC gamers
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Firing that signal back out to the TV is probably going to add in another level of latency into the proceedings, so it might not be exactly like using a regular Steam Link.


But as I say, most PC gamers have been able to make this happen for years and it's still not that widely used. I don't doubt it will be downloaded a lot, I just don't expect it to be any more regularly used than Moonlight, which at the moment is a superior app.

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Fair enough. I haven't done any testing other than firing up GTA V and F1 2017 to see how smoothly it ran.

Got fed up trying to get my DS4 to work flawlessly with the Galaxy S8, it was lagging like hell, completely unsuable. (Not Steam Links fault as it was delayed everywhere else too)

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Steam Link app preview: completely unnecessary for over 75% of PC gamersSteam Link app preview: completely unnecessary for over 75% of PC gamers
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"That’s how long it will take to realise that you’d rather go upstairs and sit in front of your PC to actually play a detailed triple-A title rather than poke and prod and squint at it on a tiny 5-inch screen."
Unless you hook up your phone to the TV and have it be exactly the same as using a regular steam link, entirely for free.
If the original steam link was successful, I don't see how this can't?Reply
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Firing that signal back out to the TV is probably going to add in another level of latency into the proceedings, so it might not be exactly like using a regular Steam Link.


But as I say, most PC gamers have been able to make this happen for years and it's still not that widely used. I don't doubt it will be downloaded a lot, I just don't expect it to be any more regularly used than Moonlight, which at the moment is a superior app.

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1 Week ago
Black Ops 4 may get a DLC campaignBlack Ops 4 may get a DLC campaign
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I always knew I wasn't part of the crowd. The only times I played COD games were for the campaigns. They're generally quite entertaining and never last long enough to get stale. Great way to burn a rainy weekend.
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I also enjoyed CoD'a singleplayer campaigns. Played every one of them at least once.

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1 Week ago
Minecraft adds swimming, fish, and sunken treasure in the Update AquaticMinecraft adds swimming, fish, and sunken treasure in the Update Aquatic
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I'm confused. I thought we could swim for years or was I just imagining things?
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1 Week ago
Battle for Azeroth makes renovations to Uther's Tomb, but why?Battle for Azeroth makes renovations to Uther's Tomb, but why?
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Heh I was just there a couple of hours ago on live while leveling my void elf :) The coincidence..
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How does customisation work in Sea of Thieves?How does customisation work in Sea of Thieves?
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"infinite pirate generator"

Yet my entire crew of 4 all looked almost identical... Not accounting for lost limbs here and there.Reply
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Well... that's more of a case of you guys all choosing the same stereotype, being drawn to it and ultimately being kind of "unoriginal". I mean, no offense, but you where offered different things.

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2 Months 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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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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2 Months ago
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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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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