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Thread 1.5 years after I got my Computer Science degree & still no job. Is going back for my Master’s my only option now?
What are you getting your masters in? I have an undergrad in Software Engineering with a minor in CS and a masters in Engineering Management. With 15 years experience, I wouldn’t go for a CS masters as it’s null in your case and was null in mine. I’d go for a management degree because you have too much experience for a CS masters IMO. Edit: I got my masters after 10 years experience. I started my masters journey thinking of getting a masters in CS but found out it was not for me. If you have a specific concentration that you want to focus on like AI then I’d do it.
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Thread I think ray tracing in games looks pretty good, but it never justifies the performance hit. Ever. Not one game so far justifies it. Agree/disagree?
I disagree. Maybe on console, but not PC.
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Thread NORCO (Metacritic: 88 / Opencritic: 90 / PC Gamepass) gets an update + 50% off on Steam through August 13th 1PM EST
For that price, I bought it already and loaded it on my Deck; I’m going to start today. Thanks a lot and I’m sure I won’t be disappointed. The demo was great.
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Thread Two months into the service PS Plus Premium's Classic Catalog is a non-starter. Zero classics to be added in August, two added post-launch
I have Premium is it’s awful. There is no need for the tier because what you get can easily fit into Extra. The Classic games offering are laughable at this point. There is so much potential but in its current state, Classics should have stayed in the oven a little longer.
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Thread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
You think it’s SE’s reluctance to put their games on Xbox or a deal being made? They didn’t have a problem with KH3, FF13 or FF15 and more.
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Thread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
Yeah, I don’t care enough to get emotional invested but it’s interesting. I love the hobby but corporations are going to corporate.
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Thread With the 1 year Playstation 5 exclusive deal ending next month for Deathloop, when do you think it will come to Xbox and Gamepass?
Probably can’t say anything due to contractual obligations. I’m guessing November because they don’t have anything coming for the fall and it gives them a game to market with the console/GamePass for the holidays.
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Thread 30+ crowd, do you find yourself opting out of buying games you are otherwise interested in because they are difficult or too long?
Not really but I do select easy or story mode more than I use to because I don’t have time. I did dedicate some time to beat Elden Ring and Returnal. It took over a month to finish ER and I kept coming back to Returnal because their save implementation was trash when the game released. Once’s they fixed it, I was able to finish it at my pace.
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Thread Digital Foundry || Bright Memory Infinite - DF Tech Review - PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S vs Nintendo Switch!
All things equal, SX should always out perform PS5. It’s not a shot at the PS5 because I absolutely love it, but it’s the laws of physics.
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Thread Kansas in the process of stacking a constitutional amendment referendum to enable abortion bans.(UP: Defeated with a projected 60-40)
Dems better ride RvW all the way to November because if Kansass rejected the amendment, you know it’s real hate for it.
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Thread Xbox Cloud Gaming usage surges 1800% in the past year, with a tease of more free-to-play games possibly on the way.
Try it again and find out fam. We are all in different locations with different types of internet service so asking this question is not going to help. It’s works damn good for me. California, Sac area.
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Thread PS5 Has Shipped 21.7 Million Units as of June 2022 as PlayStation’s Profit Drops 37% Year-on-Year
Nintendo is a step above everyone. BoTW, Mario Kart 8, Smash and Animal Crossing are still full priced or dropped a little and they are still selling. Smash, MK and AC are some of the best selling games of all time. OT: Sony will be fine. COVID adjustments and better competition from MSFT will be factored in going forward.
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Thread Does this describe you? Your first multi-disc console game was original Final Fantasy VII and your last so far is The Last of Us Pt II?
First was FF7. I can’t remember my last because it’s been so long ago since I went all digital.
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Thread Resident Evil 2 (2019) PC performance thread
Hello all, I’m getting “GPU device instance has been suspended. Use GetDeviceRemovedReason to determine the appropriate action” System: 4970k 16GB 2080 Ti Win 10 I’ve researched it, and non of the suggestions work. Think I’m going to roll back my drivers next.
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Thread Take an early look at PlayStation VR2’s user experience, including see-through view, broadcasting options, and more.
My exact situation too. I don’t want an Index and I don’t want a Quest so I’m getting this one instead. I have a PS5 but supporting would be icing on the cake.
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Thread Take an early look at PlayStation VR2’s user experience, including see-through view, broadcasting options, and more.
If it doesn’t, the adoption rate will be microscopic compared to Quest. I’m still getting one but damn it would be dope if it worked on PC too.
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Thread Have the new Playstation Plus tiers made much of an impact?
I upgraded to Premium for that small fee and so far it’s not worth it to me. I won’t be resubbing after my time is up on November. One premium subscription service is enough for me. This has shown that I don’t need two.
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Thread Subscribing to both Game Pass and PS Plus Extra does Not Seem worth it to me.
I upgraded to Premium until my current duration is over later this year and it’s super underwhelming; I’m letting it go as soon as it’s over. I’m sticking with GPU because it’s much better at the moment. Once it’s more mature, hopefully it’ll be worth it.
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Thread Elden Ring vs God of War Ragnarok | Who wins most "Game of the year"? | PLACE YOUR BETS ERA!
It’ll be good but since it’s a sequel to a reboot, it’s not going to beat a fresh new critically acclaimed ER. Just like GoW 2018 was fresh and new.
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Thread Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak |OT| 100% More Content, 100% More Bugs
Yo, that fight surprised the hell out of me. I just finished it an hour ago and it carted me. Would have been more had I not paid attention to my health. I started taking it serious after it smashed me that first time. I was running low on potions too.
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Thread [Rumor] RETURNAL PC SteamDB Page appears.. codenamed 'Oregon'.[Up] Achievement Lang. Support added today
Yeah, I bet it’ll look good AF. I’m really excited to buy it again and finish it there again too. I really enjoyed my time with but I have to admit, the DS controller contributed to me loving the game too. Their implementation is the best yet.
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Thread [Rumor] RETURNAL PC SteamDB Page appears.. codenamed 'Oregon'.[Up] Achievement Lang. Support added today
I’m double dipping. It’s going to sell really well on PC. Might sell better than it did on PS5 with mouse and keyboard support.
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Thread Horizon Forbidden West - Patch 1.17 Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), High Refresh Rate (HFR) and our new "Balanced" Graphics Mode supporting 40fps
Im good with the 60Hz mode for now but options are always good. Good to see great support by Gorilla.
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Thread Was Cuphead as hard as a FromSoftware game for those of you who played it?
I blazed through DLC bosses. Margit, the twin princes, Lady Butterfly and Capra Demon to name a few had me stuck for hours. I’ve never been stuck for hours on any Cuphead boss. Besides the Robot, once I get to phase 2 in Cuphead, I’m usually good.
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Thread [Kotaku] Tensions Rise At Bethesda As Employees Pressure Company On Abortion Measures
We’ve had things worse that’s happened and HR recommended treatment vs firing. Do we like it? Nope, but that’s our HR department. This isn’t a fireable offense for us if it’s their first strike and I’d imagine many corps wouldn’t either without a nice severance package. I remember an incident that happened and we thought dude was for sure gone. Nope, he went to therapy first.
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Thread Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak |OT| 100% More Content, 100% More Bugs
I just beat that damn rampage quest. I hope that’s the last mandatory one. I freaking hate rampages and I hope to Gilgamesh that they never do that mess again in any MH game. Just let us fight monsters and make crap like this optional.
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Thread [Kotaku] Tensions Rise At Bethesda As Employees Pressure Company On Abortion Measures
Think about it like this, is yelling “abortion is okay” to a religious coworker alright? Writing an opinion piece on why it’s okay that would offend, let’s say 30% of the company? Again, remove your emotions from it. It’s not alright and I wouldn’t fire that person either.
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Thread [Kotaku] Tensions Rise At Bethesda As Employees Pressure Company On Abortion Measures
One person and you got all that from it? Do you know how many rogue emails/statements get sent out when people disagree with their company’s actions? I have some stories about emails that will shock you. I’d pump the breaks on that statement because one person posting this doesn’t prove anything about MSFT.
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Thread [Kotaku] Tensions Rise At Bethesda As Employees Pressure Company On Abortion Measures
I’m with all of you trust me, but it’s not as cut and dry as you think. I don’t follow the Bible and not close to religious but you have to treat them like everyone else. Especially with big corps. You can offer the a huge severance to not sue and leave, who knows but it’s not fireable.
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Thread [Kotaku] Tensions Rise At Bethesda As Employees Pressure Company On Abortion Measures
No, he shouldn’t have been fired according to the laws. The company risks a lawsuit that would cost them even more. Just because we disagree with it doesn’t make him wrong in the courts; especially with what’s going on politically now. As a company, you have to remove your emotions when taking actions or those actions will be very costly.
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Thread [Kotaku] Tensions Rise At Bethesda As Employees Pressure Company On Abortion Measures
I’m not sure this counts. Although I don’t like it, I wouldn’t fire one of my engineers for it. I would most certainly talk to them about, but firing is the wrong course of action without fully understanding in corporate. The problem is, we don’t know their history. Has this person been a problem before or is this their first incident? Was this triggered because he felt like his environment was against them. As hard as it is, you have to remove your emotions, period. There’s so much that HR has to account for. The first thing HR does is try to help vs fire because they’ll have a paper trail. MSFT would 100% lose in court if they are fired and this is their first incident.
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Thread Halfway through the year checkpoint - what are your predictions for the 6 Game Awards GOTY nominees (or the other 5 besides Elden Ring)
No doubt it’s Elden Ring. Others are just for show. Elden Ring Horizon God of War Unreleased game Unreleased game
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Thread 15 Years Ago Today, the iPhone Went On Sale
Revolutionary invention. I remember looking at it in disbelief. I told wife(friend at the time) that this can’t be real and if it is, phones will never be the same again.Jobs laid it down and you are correct, it is the greatest tech speech ever imo too. His Stanford commencement speech is a close second for me as far as his speeches go.
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Thread New interview with FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki (They are working on multiple new projects)
They’d be idiots to forgo all that money and publicity to focus on one platform again. I have a PS5 but I’m glad they aren’t Square.
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Thread SCOTUS sides with a high school football coach in a First Amendment case about prayer at the 50-yard-line
I’m far from a Christian and I don’t see a problem with praying, but I do have a problem with them pushing it in others. Don’t force people do believe or participate in it and you’ll be fine.I’d have a huge problem with any coach making my son pray. I’d be freaking livid.
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Thread Four months later, did Steam Deck had any impact to gaming industry?
Not the industry yet because I believe it will. For me, I’ve changes my habit. I used to wait on GamePass but I don’t anymore because I love the luxury of booting it up anywhere. Also, I don’t care for EGS stuff anymore because of the Deck. It literally killed EGS for me and I can see the store struggling much more once these things are readily available.
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Thread 14 month old desperately wants to play video games with me, what is a good game where she can wander around with no threat?
I said 0 about his parenting skills. I didn’t tell him he was a bad dad nor would I ever say that without fully knowing the situation and OP personally.
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Thread 14 month old desperately wants to play video games with me, what is a good game where she can wander around with no threat?
I said 0 about his parenting skills. You are making this into something it’s not.
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Thread 14 month old desperately wants to play video games with me, what is a good game where she can wander around with no threat?
Gotta get behind this comment OP. My son is now 8 1/2 and he didn’t touch a system until 6 by design. We spent most of his early years interacting with him and teaching him math, reading etc. I’m not trying to tell you how to raise your kid because that’s on you, but I’ll say that playing, teaching and interacting with my son early paid dividends for us. He’s hella good at sports, really loves math and reading. While he enjoys games, he’ll cry if we take books away from him and that’s how we want it. 14 months is too young OP.
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Thread 14 month old desperately wants to play video games with me, what is a good game where she can wander around with no threat?
As a parent and someone in the tech industry, don’t do it OP. Books, books and more books. Is parenting tiring AF, yes it is. Is reading the same book 30 times over tiring, yep. Teaching her math can be fun. I started teaching my son with two yellow sticks and then we moved to different colors later. That way, he was learning both his colors and math and the same time. We started this at 6 months. Did he understand anything we were saying, we don’t know, but it’s mighty funny how quick he caught on and where he is now.
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Thread people with high gaming PCs- are you willing to pay essentially whatever it costs for a 4080 and is power draw a non factor for you also?
Whenever 4090 drops , I’m buying. I’m going to keep my 3090 for my backup.
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Thread What was the last Sony Interactive Entertainment game that completely engrossed you and why?
That really got me? God of War. I bounced back and forth on Returnal until I finished it. TLOU 2 was such a depressing journey that I had had to pace myself with taking breaks to play other games. I finished Horizon 2, but Elden Ring interfered with diving deep into that. I’m playing it again just to ensure I get my uninterrupted fill.
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Thread NYT: Should Biden Run in 2024? Democratic Whispers of ‘No’ Start to Rise.
I’m not a huge fan of Biden, but Trump won’t beat him. Trump is not as unstoppable as people like to make him out to be. He’s losing straw poll within his party.
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Thread Diablo Immortal now has the lowest user score in Metacritic history
Metacritic user reviews have done 0 to change the course of any game’s direction. See NBA 2k18 through 2k22 for an example. Users kill it for its mtx integration, but it still sells gangbusters with deeper mtx elements.
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Thread Share Your Job Interview Pain
I don’t ask stupid questions like that. I focus on the attitude and problem solving skills with basic coding questions and build up. You can usually weed people out pretty quickly with basic straightforward questions. Complex and over the top questions make it difficult to truly assess someone because they are nervous and not thinking straight. If you come in cocky and pompous, I have a set of coding question that’ll bring you back to Earth.
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Thread Man drowns as Arizona cops watch: "I'm not jumping in after you."
As much as I don’t want to agree with the police, I actually do in this case. Maybe more will come out that we don’t know, but police officers aren’t required to be able to swim and saving someone that’s drowning is extremely difficult.
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Thread Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson now facing 23rd active civil lawsuit over alleged inappropriate sexual conduct (24th incoming)
2 courts found Watson not guilty; no credible evidence IIRC. My guess is that, that is the big difference vs the Bauer’s case.
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Thread Leaked Capcom documents details importance of more quality representation for women, people of color, & the LGBTQ+ community in future games
While this is a good step, I just hope Japanese companies stop making black people with sausage lips, gold chains or built like football players. I’m so tired of seeing us represented like that. It seems like it a blanket stereotype when a lot of them create black characters.
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Thread I had to go to the ER twice this year due to debilitating kidney stones. My insurance called to tell me if I went a third time I'd be penalized
It sucks ass OP. Your mom and dad and yourself are at risk for stones? Your mom and dad aren’t related so have you reviewed your diet or gotten a professional opinion? Yes the system sucks ass and no one is going to debate that fact, but have you tried other ways to reduce them or gotten a diagnosis? I have insurance, but OP I try my damn hardest to not use it because I’m afraid of the consequences. Your situation is what I want to avoid because insurance companies will buck on you.
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Thread It seems like Horizon: Forbidden West came out and was just forgotten
I don’t think it was. Sure ER obliterated charts but I think Forbidden West has/had its place too. I stopped playing it for ER but I went back and finished it. It’ll have long legs and a boost when more PS5 are sold and it’s released on PC.
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Thread Norman Reedus on Death Stranding: ''We just started the second one''
Sigh…time for a confession. I bought Death Stranding shortly after release and absolutely hated it with passion the first 10-20 times I played it spanning 12 or so hours. I had just finished ER and I wanted something completely different so I reinstalled DS. About 2 hrs into that play session, it clicked. I don’t know what clicked, but everything started to make sense to me. The story, the gameplay, all of it. I freaking bought the Director’s Cut and finished it.
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Thread Insomniac donates $50k & sent 60-page doc to Sony urging Ryan to do better. Sony will not approve any statements from studios on reproductive rights.
Well, they ruined a good news day with more of this stupid shit. I understand that companies have to be diplomatic, but women’s rights is not a diplomatic situation. This really sours me towards them big time.
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Thread All-new PS+ game lineup: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Demon’s Souls, Ghost of Tsushima DC, and more join the service (PS1, PS2, PSP titles also listed)
I freaking love competition. Great news day for Sony.
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Thread Who is the most successful friend in your close friend group?
I think it’s how we measure success but these are the guys I talk to damn near everyday either via phone or text messages. One is a corporate VP for a tech giant we work for. Two are directors at the same tech giant and one is a lower grade but still baller AF to hang with. Me, I’m a lead and I love what I’m doing. All the guys are happily married and are in their kids life to some extent. I’m probably the one that spends the most time with their kid because of how our home is structured and I love it. It’s a tight group of men and I’d be happy to be associated with them even if we didn’t work for the same company.
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Thread [Techraptor]Sony forced Salt and Sacrifice price increase on PC (Epic Store)
Not one console manufacturer is for the players and never will be. It was a dumb marketing line that was used when Xbox One imploded out of the gate. It has come back to bite them more often than not.
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Thread Elden Ring's worldwide shipments have exceeded 13.4m units (as of March 31)
I finished at the 92 hour mark. Immediately start playing again and found 2 caves that I missed in the beginning of my first playthrough. I have my Deck now so I’m going to finish my second run there because I know I missed somethings even though I took my time.
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Thread Steam Deck |OT| Your Games are Going Places
I just got my Deck about an hour ago and it’s so good. I didn’t expect it to be this crisp and clean looking. It feels good in my hands too. What a great investment and now that traveling has opened back up, I’ll be doing a lot of it with my Deck.
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Thread Steam Deck |OT| Your Games are Going Places
I didn’t know there were screen issues because It looks fine to me. I have a 65 inch OLED as well and I am more than happy with the Deck’s screen. I don’t pay attention to much chatter because I like to judge for myself and so far, it’s bomb.
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Thread Sony CFO: "If we release AAA PS5 titles onto PS+ tiers, we may need to reduce investment needed for them and 1st party quality will deteriorate"
It’s really difficult for people to understand that MSFT’s strategy has been implemented nicely.
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Thread Apple Machine Learning Director quits over remote work policy.
We were given three choices, hybrid, come back to the office full time or remote. It’s good to have choices like this. He was free to leave and he did. He’ll be picked up really fast by someone if he already hasn’t been given an offer sheet.
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Thread Rogue Legacy 2 |OT| Exploding Casket Syndrome
How I beat him was really understanding his patterns. Once I got his patterns down, I focused solely on my character on screen and not his. I could see the his colors change and move set in my peripheral but I didn’t fully look at him at all. It’s not like Elden Ring or the fight right before the last boss where you have to constantly keep your eyes on them. Even when I had his patterns down, he was still kicking my ass because I would hesitate before committing to a button press. I removed that hesitation by not looking directly at him. I dashed in and out when attacking mostly keeping my distance if I could.
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Thread Louisiana’s new bill makes abortion a crime of homicide “from the moment of fertilization” and allows prosecutors to charge patients with murder
Because people didn’t take that Trump run seriously. They have a much better blueprint on how to manipulate and sell people on BS. They’ve always had it, but Trump added the missing components of credibility and courage. His run and RBG not stepping down will be felt for decades.
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Thread Elden Ring killed the RB on my Elite Series 2 (3rd Elite that needs replaced)
Don’t know how Elite’s continue to be the best selling accessory month in and month out. I have no interest in getting another one because my gen 1 pealed and had problems.
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Thread Dave Chappelle attacked on stage in LA
Fucking idiot. That shit is going to do nothing but make it harder on people that pay for other shows and presentations. He got his ass kicked after and Dave is fine. He paid to see the show so Dave got his money, he got his ass kicked afterwards, he went to jail and now with a record. What a complete dumb ass. There are better ways to handle these things. He’s in more trouble than he was before this incident.
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Thread Why buy a space heater when you can just buy a PS5?
They radiate lots of heat, yes, but take a step back and wrap your head around what these little boxes are doing. It’s incredible engineering and I for one am always amazed at what they can do in such a small form factor. I don’t notice that much because mine are in a spacious room.
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Thread How long did you date your wife/husband before you got married?
6 years but we were close friends for this 6 and never dated. We were both very broke 20 somethings and undecided what we were going to do with our lives. We didn’t get date until we both got our lives together and paid off our debts. That was the best decision I’ve ever made. We pulled our credit credit history and exposed ourselves. Once we helped each other through that we knew that we could be together for the long term so we got married. We also had to finish college too. Edit: been married 12 years this year.
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Thread Rogue Legacy 2 launches April 28 on PC, XSX/S and XBO
Serious question. Is this a paid exclusive or was it simply the devs choice of porting to Xbox first because of how easy it is with limited resources? I’ve been playing the heck out of this game. I missed the first one so I’ll go back and play that one after.
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Thread Satya Nadella : Xbox S/X has taken market share globally for two qtrs in a row and was the market leader in the US, Canada, Uk and W Europe last qtr
What’s crazy is they are doing this and dropping first party games on PC day one. Their approach this generation has been a huge win for them. I hope Sony takes note and release their PC games day and date as console because MSFT found a killer sweet spot.
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Thread Satya Nadella : Xbox S/X has taken market share globally for two qtrs in a row and was the market leader in the US, Canada, Uk and W Europe last qtr
Yeah, it’s not only stock challenges because MSFT have their own with the Series X. It’s a damn good offering by MSFT this generation and that sums it up. It will not be a 2:1 generation and I’m glad because good competition will lead to gamers winning even more.
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Thread How difficult was it for you to buy a PS5 or Series X/S?
Got both PS5 DE and Series X day one. Had a problem with my Series X second day and MSFT sent me a new one to take care of me while they fixed the old one. Sent the old one back to me, and told me I could keep the new one too if I paid a fee, but I was free to send it back. I had two Series X systems in a span of two weeks after launch. MSFTs customer service is second to none.
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Thread is over 34, Old?
I’m 41 and I feel like my life just started. I never want to be 24 or 25 again. Our financials are in a great place. My health is good and I finally have a good handle on what I want to do with the rest of my life. Nah, 34 is young as well as 55. Tell me, how does a 34 year old supposed to act and carry themselves? Are you supposed to buy a rocking chair with a knitted blanket? You stop playing video games in favor of prunes collecting.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Cause if the Nets don’t, another team will easily give him a max contract.Lol, that’s true. Kyrie said that stupid crap and I don’t understand why. Even the great Kobe | Shaq combo couldn’t win without Phil. Ask Del Harris.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Steve Nash is being out coached by miles. I fail to see any adjustments they made to combat the Celtics D. He looks like a lost puppy on the sidelines. The end of the 3rd quarter was some of the worst basketball I’ve seen from Brooklyn.
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Thread DeSantis signs bill dissolving Disney's private government after company criticized 'Don't Say Gay' law
Disney is a multi billion dollar corporation. They’ll be fine, I can guarantee you that. Gerrymandering is a much more important focus and much higher on the totem pole. Republicans are far ahead of Dems in this department.
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Thread DeSantis signs bill dissolving Disney's private government after company criticized 'Don't Say Gay' law
Forget Disney and don’t fall for his redirection tactics. Focus on his redistricting and taking seats away from Dems.
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Thread Returnal |OT| Alien Resorrection
Just finished it. The last boss was cake AF. I gotta say, after they added cycle saves, it made it much more playable for me and I have to give them credit. It’s a brutal game but gets much easier once you understand enemy movements. I died too much though - 45 times in my 40hr run. It’s an incredible games and I hope they revisit this franchise.
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Thread What's the fastest you've ever regretted paying full price for a video game?
None recently but Brute Force. I played a hit 10 min and regretted I ever heard of it.Deathloop is fantastic. It takes a while to get your head wrapped around the concept though. It turned me off initially, but once I figured it out, it turned into one of the best games I’ve played. Also remember that this is an enthusiast forum so noise hits much louder than outside of here.
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Thread If you lost your head after intercourse like a Praying Mantis, would you go through with it one time with your soul mate?
Nah, I’d jack off or get a flesh light. Too many option to choose from than that one hitter quitter.
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Thread [Gamesindustry.biz] Lorne Lanning says launching on PS Plus was “devastating” for Oddworld: Soulstorm sales
Didn’t it launch exclusively for Epic Game Store too? I wouldn’t have played it without Plus.
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Thread DualSense Firmware Updater application coming to Windows & Mac
I guess I should have been clearer and not the “old man yells at the clouds”. I want an easier way to play wirelessly and an easier way to use my DS on my PC from my couch. A Wireless adapter would solve all of those problems. I’m not a fan of attaching cables to play on my PC or using them to update when I use my PS5 and now PC. They would sell a truck ton of controllers if they release a wireless adapter for PC with native support.
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Thread DualSense Firmware Updater application coming to Windows & Mac
Do you have the haptic features with a reg Bluetooth adapter? I have a couple of the here not being used. A while ago, I tried the Bluetooth on my Mobo but it wasn’t functioning correctly with.
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Thread Big fan of open world games but can’t personally see the the hype behind Elden Ring, perhaps someone can enlighten me?
If you don’t see why then it’s not grabbing you like you thought. No one here needs to enlighten you when there are countless reviews and YouTube videos that you can watch for better context. My suggestion is to start there and not here.
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Thread Digital Foundry || Chrono Cross Remaster: PS5/Switch Tested - A Classic Returns... With Worse Performance Than PS1
Was on my radar and I almost day one this but DF pushed it right off. Thanks and I appreciate that.
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Thread Returnal |OT| Alien Resorrection
Finally passed biome 3. Finished ER and decided to give Returnal another try. Either it’s gotten a little easier or ER softened me up to absorb it a little more. Either way, I’m done with that. I couldn’t make it to the boss for the life of me, then I magically made it three times in a row. It became much much easier after ER.
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Thread Now that Elden Ring has been out for awhile, where do you rank it among Souls games?
I finished ER after 92 hrs and immediately started a second play through. ER is a distant 1 2. Sekiro - remove if you don’t want to count it. 3. BB 5. DS - DS3 6. Demon’s - even the remake 7. DS2
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Thread (CNBC) Microsoft Ranked The No.1 Global Company With The Best Work Culture
MSFT is a global company headquartered in America. I’m sure employees are polled from all over the world and not just their US sites. I work for a tech giant and I can honestly say that my company doesn’t feel like an American only company.
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Thread (CNBC) Microsoft Ranked The No.1 Global Company With The Best Work Culture
They would not poll contractors because they aren’t held to the same contractual standards as full time employees. There is a completely different hiring process and I’m sure their HR is outside of Microsoft, with their contracting company.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
Played for 84 hrs and discovered Great Runes. I had no idea so I’ll keep playing without them. I have 5 so far and I just started activating them by mistake. I remember a path that I didn’t take and I went back to it. Turns out, it was a path to activate two of them.
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Thread [Famitsu] Jim Ryan - "More Details to come on PS Classic Titles on PS4/PS5 but they're looking great"
This announcement was a fumble IMO and they could have done a much better job here. My thinking is, they are trying to be vague and open ended due to the competition’s service.
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Thread Parents of ERA, I have a question (Serious responses only please)
We told our son tell an adult if he’s getting bullied and obviously inform us. If the bulling continues and it’s well documented that you reported it, smack his ass. The reporting is not for my son’s sake but for the bully’s. As his parents, we will deal with the consequences because he did his part. Edit: My nephew was bullied in elementary school by a much larger dude. We went to his school and everything to talk to teachers and his parent - the bullying never stopped. I told my nephew to blast him in the nut sack if he did it again and of course the bully kept bullying. My nephew kicked him in his sack, got in trouble and was never bullied again. I’ll take that over some high road bull shit that will scare him much longer.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
I’m near the end and I’m feeling sad AF but I’m pressing on. I beat down and I just got the . The quest line is strange but whatever, I’m playing blind and I’m all over the place. That boss was one of the most unpredictable fights I’ve had in ER. It took me a couple tries, but I got him.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
It’s a 10 for me. I slightly favor BoTW because of the series and how Nintendo took an age old formula and shoved it to the side for something completely new and pulled it off; like Santa Monica did with God of War. Elden Ring is simply spectacular in design, content and combat. I wanted an open word Dark Souls and that what I got an more. The level design is classic From, Volcano Manor is superbly laid out. IIRC, spent almost 400hrs in BoTW. I think I can get close or pass it with ER. All I know is, BoTW 2 and the next ER are going further break open world design. I played and finished Horizon:FW and it can’t touch ER’s open world.
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Thread Bloomberg is reporting that Sony will reveal its new Spartacus subscription service as soon as next week.
As it should be. I hope people aren’t expecting the equivalent of Game Pass for PlayStation because it’s not happening. My expectations are a combined service of Now and Plus with some small added benefits. If they manage to pull of PS3 emulation then I’m in no doubt.
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Thread 14 year old Tyre Sampson horrifically dies on Orlando ride, possibly due to someone not doing their job properly
Not looking at a video of his last seconds. I gave up rides a long time ago and I’m glad; my last ones were at Six Flags Over Georgia. IIRC, it was the Georgia Cyclone that put that fear in me. I remember waiting to ride it and I heard the coaster coming. When the coaster came by, the structure started shaking because it was made out of wood. I bounced out of line and that was it for me. I used to love riding, but that one event shut me down for good.
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Thread VGC: Gran Turismo 7 now has Sony’s lowest user score ever on Metacritic
This is really effed up on Sony’s part. I’m glad I didn’t buy it because I would have been pissed. This event will prevent me from buying anymore GT games during the first 6 months to a year.
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Thread Woman, 21, charged in crash that killed two state troopers and a civilian on I-95...after Tweeting "Why the cop pull me & he say im doing 110 ina 50"
To hell with anyone that drives drunk.
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Thread Returnal Ascension (Free update, 3.0. March 22, 2022) (Multiplayer, DLC)
I never finished this because I hate the progression system. I hope it’s a pooled multiplayer experience and not tied to an invite or friends list. Edit: I just read how it works. Seems cool.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
I’m trying to chose a good late game weapon. What are some suggestions? I’ve been using the Golden Halberd for a while and it’s +8. I’m not sure if it will last. I’m in the snowy region now making my way to the next boss after Morgott. I beat him pretty easily, but I’m not sure this will continue with the GH. I have the Blasphemous Blade and I’m thinking about that one. I’m a strength-faith build, but I’m willing to respec.
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Thread I'm not a parent, but I'm helping one set up filters on their 15 yr olds PC. Any help?
The only thing that will help is removing the PC. You can get her on a parent’s account but that’s about it, but she can easily bypass that. My son has been asking for a PC and I am not budging for this reason. He got a Series S and I locked it down.
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Thread Jeff Grubb : Microsoft didn't fund Moon Studios next game, due to becoming aware of the studios oppressive culture.
I don’t respond anymore because it’s not worth it. OT: I had no idea Moon was this bad. I’m sad to read this news.
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Thread Which Souls game had the consistently harder bosses?
I one or two shot most of BB and Demon’s Souls bosses so they are the easiest to me. I haven’t finished Elden but they are hard. Sekiro has the hardest IMO. Lady Butterfly was ferocious.Bloodborne isn’t either then. Of course ER and BB are Souls games.
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Thread Recent Gran Turismo 7 issues have definetely and undeniable proven that "always online" single player games have only downsides for consumers
Yikes!!! I was sooo close to getting this and I pulled back at the last minute because ER had too much of my attention. I’m glad I passed on it.
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Thread Baker Mayfield requesting a trade from the Browns
Exactly!! They didn’t care which is why they went after the best available qb. Some Browns fans act like Baker is the next Brady and deserves elite qb treatment. He chose to play hurt like many players do, he just turned in an atrocious performance.
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Thread Grand Theft Auto V for PS5/XSX|S to launch at a reduced introductory price, will be priced at $40 after June 14th
Any performance comparisons between SX and PS5? I have both consoles and want the best performance. Im leaning Xbox due to VRR.
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Thread Digital Foundry: Yes - Valve Really Did Fix Elden Ring PC For Steam Deck!
But it can cause crazy stuttering. In the Elden Ring PC thread, I explained that we were able to resolve some major stuttering in a game that helped others because we designed a new fast shader cache algorithm. It can be fixed with drivers, but it's tough because of other dependencies.
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Thread Do you send a thank-you after an interview?
No because the selection process isn’t dependent on a follow up thank you. Just be pleasant during the interview and tell them thank you when it’s over because It looks much better in person. A follow up email makes you look desperate. I have not hired anyone based off of a follow up email and I don’t remember them either.
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Thread Do you consider the Xbox Series S a genius move from Microsoft? Did they think of the components shortage when designing it?
It's the second best-selling console behind the Switch in many places. I'm not sure what you mean by this. You do know that the SS is capable of RT with GDDR6 memory and has an SSD right? That's not "last-gen tech."
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Thread Do you consider the Xbox Series S a genius move from Microsoft? Did they think of the components shortage when designing it?
It's always a good decision to have a lower barrier of entry for your product period. Nothing will change that idea; look at what Apple does, for example. Knowing that there would be a chip shortage when the SS, SX, and PS5 were designed years before release is not a reasonable assumption. These consoles weren't designed and made when they were released; this is years of R&D. They are benefiting from the shortage with the SS, but it was still a very smart move by them to provide a cheaper entry into their ecosystem.
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Thread Dying Light 2 update brings new 'Balanced' 60fps graphics mode to Series X, finally adds 60fps Performance mode to Series S
Agreed. Why on Earth would anyone want a dev to box them in versus giving them options? That poster’s rant is strange.
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Thread [Rumor] Xbox looks set to hold its E3-style showcase in June.
They don’t do Directs so until they start, I guess they’ll hold on to this. I happen to like the Nintendo style presentations because they are more compact and focused. Sony’s are mostly bad, but I’ll take those over waiting for E3.
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Thread Horizon Forbidden West |OT| Western, but without the cowboys
I just finished it and I gotta say, I’m still surprised from H:ZD to this game by how well the story is told. You’d think a game with robot dinosaurs and primitive people is a recipe for a generic world and story. No, this is a very well thought out story that complex, but easy to follow.
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Thread Texas Supreme Court closes last avenue for challenging anti-abortion bounty law SB8 in the federal courts
This is only one of the many boneheaded laws that’s been put in place. I had a good job offer that would have required me to move to Texas instead of perform tasks remotely, I immediately declined it.
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Thread Texas Supreme Court closes last avenue for challenging anti-abortion bounty law SB8 in the federal courts
The governors don’t care because the goal is to keep Dems out of Texas, Florida and Missouri with their off the wall laws.
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Thread Married-era, what did you say/hear when you proposed/proposed to?
We never dated but we were close friends for a long time. I asked her if she wanted to get married while we were on her mom’s couch and she said “sure, why not.” We’ve been married 12 years this year and she still feels like a friend. It’s been freaking amazing.
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Thread NPD February 2022: s/w #1 Elden Ring (also #1 YTD), h/w #1 Switch in Units & Revenue #2 Xbox Series
It's like saying MSFT lucked out on being a 2 trillion-dollar company. To get to that level, you have years of market projection data. OT: I'm glad for Horizon and Elden Ring's success. Both games are fantastic!!
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Thread Three businessmen with links to CEO Bobby Kotick bought $108 million worth of Activision Blizzard shares four days before Microsoft acquisition
Nothing at all. Our lawmakers do the same thing, both Dems and Republicans.
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Thread Packers QB Aaron Rodgers signs 4yr/200M deal, highest paid in NFL history
Hasn't won a SB in over 10 years, with a playoff record of 11-10. He's won 4 MVPs, but Mahomes has been to the SB and has sniffed it more times than Rodgers; he's only 25 too. I'm not sure this is money well spent, but I'd take that dough no doubt.
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Thread Packers QB Aaron Rodgers signs 4yr/200M deal, highest paid in NFL history
It goes in the record books, it's credit. Mahomes has also been to 4 straight conference championship games. The end goal is a simple discussion between sports guys. I'm not mad or upset I was just discussing this. If it bothers you then I can leave it alone because I am not trying to get under anyone's skin.
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Thread Packers QB Aaron Rodgers signs 4yr/200M deal, highest paid in NFL history
I don't think he's worth being the highest pain player when another guy has accomplished more in the same timeframe, but I"ll say that the Packers would not find anything within a lightyear of Rodgers anytime soon.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT2| Death of the Wild
Hell, Jojo, I could have used you. I hope there is not another fight like this because I'm summoning your ass if there is.I was so close to summoning during this fight. I like to play solo first playthrough too, but this fight pushed me to the limit. Margit was tough because I was messing up and getting too anxious. Radahan was terrible all around.
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Thread GT7 tops UK's last week physical chart, #4 biggest 2022 launch (sales down 28% compared to GT Sport)
Very quickly. People seem to think that Sport sold at its normal $60 price. Nah, it had a permanent dropped after a month and continued to be on sale after the drop to. Sport’s launch was awful but it bounced back. I didn’t get into it again after they fumbled it.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT2| Death of the Wild
I’m in an area that I’ve visited many times. I make a turn and I’m like “ooh, I’ve never seen this before.” Keep running and climbing until I’m in some village with hanging corpses. I smash the enemies in the village and I see this devil looking mini boss thing that breathes fire on up. Heart starts racing because I know it’s on and dude was chilling in the cut waiting. Swallow my drink, top off my health and go for it. That feeling never gets old while playing this. It’s quickly becoming the best game I’ve ever played.
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Thread Franchise Entries So Bad You Quit the Whole Franchise (Even When It Got Better)?
GT Sport almost killed my desire to play GT again because I thought it was going in that direction. Thank goodness they didn’t because I would have been done with the series.
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Thread How many people actually wear their retainers into adulthood?
I wear mine. My wife has a permanent one that she hates.This is the reason I wear mine. I'm not trying to cop that Michael Strahan joint. He can sport it because he's a multimillionaire and make it fashionable for him.
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Thread 70% of Elden Ring sales in UK were digital, 85% digital on Xbox
I have a couple of friends who are like me and bought them all. I have friends that skipped FW in favor of ER. The data doesn't matter because it cancels. Again, FW and GT have very little to do with it. I think people are shocked because they thought it was going to be 80:20 Playstation because they assumed that Xbox players don't buy games. The thing we should take away is, From games sell like hell. I am so happy people are buying the game. I don't care what they play it on because it means more From games for fans.
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Thread 70% of Elden Ring sales in UK were digital, 85% digital on Xbox
That has very little to do with it. People like Souls games, they buy them period. I have Horizon: FW and GT preordered and didn't buy ER on PS platform. This isn't Xbox One vs PS4. This is going to be a great generation for all platform holders.
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Thread Russia has begun a full-scale invasion in Ukraine [READ STAFF POSTS]
Sanctions work because Russia didn’t have all their ducks in a row when they were in talks with China. They are too dependent on the Western world to not feel it. Like I said earlier, these sanctions will cripple Russia for years and it’s sad that citizens that didn’t want this war will suffer. But the Ukrainians are suffering a lot more.
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Thread Russia has begun a full-scale invasion in Ukraine [READ STAFF POSTS]
Maybe this one hit him a different way. From the Ukrainians, the coverage on social media has been eye opening and honestly, I’ve never seen this side of war before. Information is traveling much faster and we have a first hand look, live in some instances.
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Thread Horizon Forbidden West |OT| Western, but without the cowboys
I don’t know if Sony or GG browse this forum but I am having an issue. Twice Horizon has updated with my PS5 and rest mode and twice it has crashed when starting the game after. My system has to hard restart and rebuild the database. Please fix your OS or gfx drivers Sony.
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Thread Resident Evil 2, 3 & 7 are getting PS5/XSX|S/PC versions (High FPS, RT, 3D Audio, & Dualsense support for PS5) later this year [Free Upgrade]
Not a $10 upgrade? But-but, think of the devs getting paid for their time.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
I downloaded the new patch last night and the game started stuttering again. I opened the Nvidia control panel, set shader cache to 5 GB hit apply. Waited for it to apply and then changed it back to unlimited and applied that. Started ER and no more stuttering. The unlimited shader cache works for me and has since it was discovered.
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Thread Coming soon to Xbox Game Pass - Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Kentucky Route Zero, Far: Changing Tides, Lightning Returns: FFXIII and more
Was going to buy GotG but guess I’ll GP it. What a great service.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
I wouldn’t care then either because it’s their game, time and resources.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
It's their game and their decision. Whatever they do, just release more of it because I want more games from them.
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Thread Home workout or Gym?
There are two circles near the top of the unit, one is a camera and the other a mic. They are turned off by default. They will be used later on IIRC. When you do live classes, the trainer can only see your handle and the goals that you have achieved during that workout. Like if your total volume reached during the live workout was 15,000 lbs, they will say it out loud.In your case, I wouldn't do it if you don't have to. For my wife, myself, and kid, it is a lot cheaper than a gym membership. Our combined membership was over $120 per month.
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Thread Home workout or Gym?
I love ours. One of the best investments we have made. It’s constantly in your face so you have no choice but to use it. There have been numerous times where I’ve been tired but needed to workout and Tonal helped. Being that’s in right here and there are tons of workouts that cater to any situation, I’ve worked out more than I ever have since getting it. I used to be a gym rat at the office.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
I think you should and do two things. Set the Nvidia shader cache to unlimited and play offline. If it doesn’t work, restart and set the shader cache again. My experience has been pretty good and I’m nowhere near refunding the game. I have minimal stutter, but it’s there. Over 12hrs in.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT| A Song of Grace and Gold
I must have really lucked out because although I have stuttering, it’s inot as severe as it was day one. My experience has been mostly good if not great since I adjusted the Nvidia shader cache settings and went offline. It’s not ideal to play offline, but I normally solo first play through anyway.
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Thread Digital Foundry: Elden Ring PC Performance Simply Isn't Good Enough
Despite my tag, I work on many aspect of our gfx driver so I’m more of a gfx driver engineer with a focus on display. I have coded and worked on the D3D pipeline in the past, but not so much anymore so that knowledge is almost lost. However, I remember working to get a very popular game to stop stuttering on our GPU. We had to rewrite our shader compilation algorithm and introduce a fast compilation method to prevent the stuttering from happening. The root was less optimized shaders were being used that caused performance degradation over time so the fix was system wide. It was similar to this stuttering for us and it took sometime to correct it. So it can be handled from the GPU side, but I wouldn’t recommend it because it introduced many problems for us.
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Thread Digital Foundry: Elden Ring PC Performance Simply Isn't Good Enough
While my experience has been a lot better since I used the Reddit shader fix, I still have occasional stuttering and I have a 3090. Playing offline might be the key to reducing this for me too. I’ve noticed that playing online introduced more stuttering to my game, but all setups are different.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT| A Song of Grace and Gold
Finally beat Margit and made it to the castle. Went through some door, fell through the MF floor and a silver knight obliterated my ass. That’s some cruel stuff man. I was feeling myself for 30 min and From put me right back in my place…sigh.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT| A Song of Grace and Gold
I’m confused by this. They give you these tools at your disposal because it’s part of the core gameplay loop. You beat the boss fair and square if you don’t use cheats or glitches. Using in game items and summons don’t mean you are fighting unfairly. Serious question, do you upgrade and use healing or do you consider that not playing fair?
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Thread Russia has begun a full-scale invasion in Ukraine [READ STAFF POSTS]
Russia isn’t using its full capacity. I’d be cautious about the any data from early war reports. While we want things to be positive for Ukraine, don’t let it blind you. Putin wants Zelensky dead and unfortunately, he has the power to make that happen.
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Thread Russia has begun a full-scale invasion in Ukraine [READ STAFF POSTS]
You shouldn’t care and move on. You can’t save or convince everyone from their stupidity. I’d say eff ‘‘em and spend your time doing something more productive than trying to convince someone that shit stinks.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
It worked for me and I couldn’t be happier. My specs are 3090, 10700k with a 980pro SSD. I’m also using win 11. I shared my specs because I want to see if it affects different builds. Some are saying it’s not working for them.
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Thread [Digital Foundry] Elden Ring performance: what to expect on PS5, Series X/S and PC (no video yet)
What do you mean? Load times or overall gameplay? Load times are surprisingly fast on PC but the constant stuttering is brutal. I have a 3090 paired with a 10700k and a Samsung 980 pro and it chugs. Graphics are crispy AF though.
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Thread [Digital Foundry] Elden Ring performance: what to expect on PS5, Series X/S and PC (no video yet)
FightingCowboy played mostly on PC and he just provided an overview. I don't want to watch much of it, but he might be a good source to check out the PC version. He spent 85hrs in the PC version with gameplay.
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Thread [Digital Foundry] Elden Ring performance: what to expect on PS5, Series X/S and PC (no video yet)
"In the settings I go into video and change from 120 to 60hz" Correct on your SX. This shouldn't hurt anything and VRR @120Hz is not a default for VRR to kick in. You can continue to use PC mode.I don't want to spoil much as well so thanks for checking.
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Thread [Digital Foundry] Elden Ring performance: what to expect on PS5, Series X/S and PC (no video yet)
I’d say this game exceeds the remake in every single way minus graphics and, you are talking about a vast open world compared to closed environments.
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Thread ELDEN RING - Review Thread
Thanks for this bit of info. I love BB but I’m ready to move on from its constant references. So many people are stuck thinking the Bloodbourne formula can’t be topped. The game is 7 years old and jagged to hell with bad frame pacing. It was bound to be topped and I’m glad to hear that it has been. I thought Sekiro and DS3 were better.
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Thread [Digital Foundry] Elden Ring performance: what to expect on PS5, Series X/S and PC (no video yet)
That’s entirely up to you and your situation. For me, I have both consoles and a VRR set. SX is a no brainer for me, but I’m not playing with friends or sharing consoles etc. Your situation maybe different, but if not, I’d seriously consider SX+VRR.
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Thread [Digital Foundry] Elden Ring performance: what to expect on PS5, Series X/S and PC (no video yet)
No one is hand waving. We bought VRR displays for reasons like this and that’s why the tech exists. I have a PC and a console that supports it and a console that doesn’t. Im going with the ones that support it.
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Thread [Digital Foundry] Elden Ring performance: what to expect on PS5, Series X/S and PC (no video yet)
Yeah, I’m going SX for VRR along with the PC version. Sony really needs to get their VRR situation under control because I’d purchase the PS5 version.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
Absolutely. I am going PC version but given the choice, since I have a VRR set, I'd go with the Series X version purely for VRR. I honestly don't care right now. I'm so excited for this game that I will take the stuttering.
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Thread Cyberpunk 2077 |OT| Welcome to Night City (READ THE OP BEFORE YOU POST)
As far a options to chose how you progress the story, Cyberpunk is better than FW. You only get one option to progress in FW. Cyberpunk usually gives you two on how you want to approach. It’s better than FW. I agree OP . I’m playing FW right now it’s doing nothing new so there is no standard to be met IMO.
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Thread Horizon Forbidden West |OT| Western, but without the cowboys
I had what I think was a memory leak. The game started stuttering like hell and nothing I did fixed it minus a restart. It’s a beautiful and well done game, but man, it’s in need of some love at the moment. I also had a couple moment where the hero lighting kick in, but then shut off.
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Thread Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard just threw a punch and nearly started a brawl at the end of today's game.
It should be more than an apology. That was pathetic and if fired I am sure Howard just voided any obligations UM had that would pay him out. What a dumb move.
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Thread The housing market isn’t going to “crash”, is it
This isn't 2007-2008. No one is giving home loans based on potential earnings or decent credit. You have to earn the loan and with inventory not as wide, it's harder. The market is not going down and these are the prices of homes going forward. It may cool down 50k in some places, but I do not foresee it in most places.
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Thread Digital Foundry || Horizon Forbidden West - Digital Foundry Tech Review - A PS5 Graphics Masterclass
I disagree. 30fps is bad in this game and I wish Alex would have taken a look at it. I’ve tried to go back multiple times and it’s simply not good. It still makes me nauseous.
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Thread Horizon Forbidden West |OT| Western, but without the cowboys
Not sure, it’s probably because I’m used to 60fps and above. I game mostly on PC, but have an SX, SS and PS5. The 30fps mode camera movement stutters too much for me and it makes me nauseous. The performance mode is my go to.
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Thread Horizon Forbidden West |OT| Western, but without the cowboys
People should know that this is in every industry and not just gaming. When a product schedule is near the end, you have no idea how many hours we have to put in to get that product ready for the world. It's not going away.
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Thread I'm over 45. Is it possible to make over $150k a year?
OP, First you have to ask yourself if you are willing to do what it takes. If yes, right down your interest and then see if one of them can get you started on your way to your goal. Research the median and top end salaries of those position is a good start. If none of your interests will meet your goal, research jobs that can. Once you do, put a plan together. DO NOT START WITHOUT A PLAN OF ACTION. Once your plan is in place, start chipping away. Block out anything and anybody in your way. Cut them out of your life if you have to. That’s what I did. You need people that are supportive of your goals to help you achieve them faster and more efficiently. If that means getting a degree, get that degree. More than likely, you are looking for something STEM related. Don’t say you can’t be an engineer, be an engineer. Focus on your goal and you can achieve it. I was homeless for six months a time ago. I never told my mom or my family because I wanted it to burn. I wanted to understand how I got in that position so when I went to sleep in my car, I would alway take notes because the road there was obvious once I started to reflect. I wanted to be a Software Engineer and I had no clue how I was going to get there. Fast forward, I met a new friend, now my wife that took me in and let me stay with her. She asked me what I wanted to do with my life and I told her. By that time I had found a job and was working night shift. One morning I came home and there was a stack of books on her table. She said that if I want to be an engineer, I need to started. She taught me math all over again and how to write better and read faster. I took the entrance exam to get into college and I got in; the rest is history. I now have a BS in Software Engineering and Masters in Engineering Management. All this from a guy who previously struggled with math and writing. I went all the way to Calc 3 and Diffy Q and got As. You can do it OP, I did all of this in a span of 3 years. I get paid a very nice salary and my wife and I are still reaching new goals because I believe in myself and she believes in herself. Focus and pace yourself. You can do it. Make sure you understand yourself too. Understand who you are and what makes you tick. Take care of your mind and body in the process. Go for walks or runs to help clear your mind to think positively. You got this.
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Thread Roblox and my child. Insight / Suggestions / Help....
Correct!! Kids are different yes and we do NOT let our 8 year old watch YouTube or play Roblox. Hell to the naw!!! We are not strict, but we understand the predatory design of certain games and YouTube personalities. So instead of trying to monitor those personalities and games, we don’t let him watch or play them. We only have one kid so it’s a bit easier.
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Thread Republicans think NFL does too much for Black players and are losing interest in the league(NFL just had highest regular season ratings in 6 years)
Yep, because Republicans were watching like many of us. Yeah, something like that.
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Thread CNN: Over a quarter of American adults didn't get laid in the last 12 months; less likely to have sex, partner up and get married than ever
Some people want to be alone and some don’t; I understand both. I personally like and love my wife and fortunately, we are very compatible. For one, we have a great sex life and our financials are in place. We share responsibilities and understand that there will be days when one will do more than the other. It’s a great partnership. We don’t argue, we have common likes and likes that the other doesn’t; which is what’s needed. For reference, I’m 41 and she’s 36. We’ve been together for 17 years, married 12 this year. One of the best decisions I made.
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Thread Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Total War: Warhammer III, Madden NFL 22, and More
it would be great if Warhammer had controller support. My PC is attached to my OLED so M&Kb is hard to pull off.This is true because I’m going to be occupied by both, but mostly ER.
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Thread Horizon Forbidden West | Review Thread
Very nice. My PS5 is ready. I’m not going to read or watch any reviews but seeing those scores makes the wait harder.Are there performance issues? As a person with limited time as well, I understand your position. It’s not one I would take, but I understand. My position is playing and finishing my most anticipated game no matter what and that’s Elden Ring. Lots of games will be put on hold after it’s released.
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Thread Digital Foundry || Horizon Forbidden West - Digital Foundry Tech Review - A PS5 Graphics Masterclass
I’m not sure about that. Dying Light 2 on PC fully ray traced is very difficult to beat right now. Console open world, yessir.
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Thread Digital Foundry || Horizon Forbidden West - Digital Foundry Tech Review - A PS5 Graphics Masterclass
If you are media dark, I wouldn’t. I’ve watched short bursts because I am graphics whore, but I want to go in spoiler free much as possible.
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Thread NFL - OT | SUPERB OWL | Even when you lose, you win
Don’t know man, the Ramsey face mask no call was game changing. Ramsey was on him like glue and would have picked that off hadn’t he pulled pulled his mask. They had to make up for that so they started flagging the shit out of the Bengals late to give the Rams the go ahead TD.
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Thread NFL - OT | SUPERB OWL | Even when you lose, you win
Bills, Chiefs, Titans, Patriots and possibly Baltimore will be tough but Burrow is good and that D is solid too. They are young and now experienced. I think they’ll be back.That’s true, but as stated, they are young; one of the youngest in the league IIRC. I believe they’ll get back. I’m not saying next year or that they will be perennial AFC champs, but good enough to be in the conversation.
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Thread NFL - OT | SUPERB OWL | Even when you lose, you win
Bengals fan? You have absolutely nothing to be upset about because they came to play. The future for the Bengals is hella good and we will see them again in the SB. It was a great game to finished an amazing 2022 playoffs.
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Thread Republicans think NFL does too much for Black players and are losing interest in the league(NFL just had highest regular season ratings in 6 years)
They’ll be locked in watching the SB no matter what they say.
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Thread Elden Ring Final Previews have dropped!!! (7 Hour Gameplay Previews from the Final Build)
I was like this until Bloodborne. I couldn't get through any Souls games for some reason, but it changed once I finished BB. I got stuck at Rom for some strange reason, like two weeks. To this day, he's been the hardest From boss to me. I had to get one of my friends to help me get through him. Once I did, I finished the game; most of the bosses, I one-shotted them. I then went back to Dark Souls and finished that because I felt cocky. DS3 came out, and I finished that too. Sekiro was the hardest, but I got through that one. DS2 is one that I am still playing and want to finish. I also finished Demon's Souls Remake, the first time I ever finished Demon's Souls. It takes that one game and moment to propel you through. This might be the game that will do it.
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Thread Accessibility features in Horizon: Forbidden West (Difficulty & Gameplay Tuning, Co-Pilot Mode, Gyro, & more)
More games should do this. I simply don't have the time to dedicate to many games and this will help me get through them easier. I love this and thanks, Guerrilla.
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Thread Buying a house is exhausting and soul crushing
There is a huge sacrifice in my area for new homes vs old and that’s yard size. New homes are almost touching each other with minor to no yard space and that’s important for owners that want or have kids. We bought in 2014 and got a heck of a deal. Having an 8 year old with yard space for him to play has been golden. There was a new build we’re looking at, at the time we’re buying and we picked the old one because yard size was very different. I understand what you are saying, but don’t under estimate the importance of a yard. Especially if you have kids and want to entertain. Homes with yards are selling much higher here than new builds.
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Thread Forza Horizon 5 players: are you also going to be getting Gran Turismo 7?
Yep. I am picking it up day of release. I love FH5 and it might be my favorite racer of all time, but I got to give GT a chance after Sport. Sport’s launch was pathetic and I dropped it soon after. Over the years, it has gotten better and I’m sure much of that has went into 7. GT7 is a more traditional GT and I’m ready to experience that again.
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Thread Married ERA - how much did you spend on an engagement ring?
$700, no diamonds. It was a very unique art piece that was made locally and we bought it. The artist resized it for us and that was that. I don't think he made another ring after that either. Edit: The engagement ring was the wedding ring.
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Thread Tameem Antoniades: “‘Hellblade 2’ will make ‘Hellblade’ look like an indie game”
Of course they aren’t trashing indie games and they know it. People want to be upset about something no matter how small it is. It’s weird, everything NT do or say is hella wrong now. It wasn’t like this before.
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Thread Supreme Court lets GOP-drawn Alabama congressional map stay in place in 5-4 decision
Exactly!! For me, her legacy is not retiring when she should have and looking at this SC. Take one for the team because millions of people are on it and we are going to suffer. We are screwed and people that put her on a pedestal should really understand the magnitude of her stubbornness.
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Thread Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold over 160 Million Copies, Red Dead Redemption 2 nearly 43 Million Copies, Borderlands 3 15 Million Copies
For a boring game according to "many", it sure is selling well after its release.
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Thread What do you think will be the most graphically impressive games of 2022? (technically and artistically)
I’m not sure it’ll be the best looker when it’s released. After playing a fully ray traced Dying Light 2 on PC, on a technical level for an open world game, it’s going to be hard to beat. I’ll be picking up FW when it releases, but I don’t think it will top a fully ray traced open world game for me. For me, I think the best looking game will be Stalker on PC when released.
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Thread What do you think will be the most graphically impressive games of 2022? (technically and artistically)
Agreed, it’s a very impressive game if you have the hardware to witness it all. It’s going to be very hard to beat on a technical level.
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Thread Steam's Weekly Global Top 10 Sellers, by revenue, for week ending February 6th, 2022 #1. DL2: SH(Pre-order?) #2. DL2 #3. DL2: Ultimate
Because it’s a PC focused game is my guess. It has its bugs, but it is using cutting edge gfx technology and isn’t a shoehorned port.
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Thread In times like this, where the video game industry is depressing, what do you do to keep your spirits up?
To be honest, to me it's a hobby and not my life. I don't let this bother me because I have more important things to worry about. The gaming industry, like many others, has problems that need to be addressed. Also, let me add, there are great games to be played on any system you have. Consolidation was bound to happen. The gaming industry is not insulated from capitalism.
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Thread Joe Rogan apologizes for past use of racial slurs: 'It makes me sick'
Makes people feel empowered. When they cop an ass-whopping, then they look stupid. Personally as I’ve grown, the word doesn’t bother me, but many of my brothers and sisters will get that ass. The younger generation is especially bussing heads open.
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Thread Next GTA development well underway, GTA V Next Gen out on March 15th (improved draw distance textures, ray tracing, 4K, 60FPS)
I'm probably the only one on the forum that hasn't played over 5 hours of this game. I'll give it another go with this update, but I don't think it will change my view of it.
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Thread Dying Light 2 - Steam player peak at launch was 164,591 concurrent players. 3.5x the all time player peak of Dying Light 1
They don't realize that PC players operate differently. Reviews matter, but not nearly as much to PC players.
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Thread Dying Light 2 - Steam player peak at launch was 164,591 concurrent players. 3.5x the all time player peak of Dying Light 1
I’m playing it now and it’s a stunning game with RTX maxed. Best looking game yet.
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Thread What will we be changing the name of the "Soulsborne" genre to after Elden Ring comes out?
It’s not dumb Soulsborne; god I hate that name. It’s Souls and will always be Souls. Trying so hard to tack Bloodborne on to the genre that it sounds stupid AF.
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Thread Phil Spencer to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th annual D.I.C.E. Awards(Feb 24th)
The Xbox brand was manhandled last generation. Sony and Nintendo walk all over it and rightfully so. Don damn near murdered an entire brand and to see its revival in full swing is an amazing feat in such a short time.
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Thread Sony Q3 FY2021 (Oct-Dec) Results - PS5: 3.9m (LTD: 17.3m), PS4: 116.8m / Record Year for PlayStation / 2nd Highest Quarterly Revenue in history
It’s not going to be 2:1 this gen. Both companies are doing some very good things. It’s not only Sony this time.
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Thread Sony Q3 FY2021 (Oct-Dec) Results - PS5: 3.9m (LTD: 17.3m), PS4: 116.8m / Record Year for PlayStation / 2nd Highest Quarterly Revenue in history
No doubt Sony will take the WW total so no argument from me here. I’m just glad that all three are healthy and doing well now.
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Thread Sony Q3 FY2021 (Oct-Dec) Results - PS5: 3.9m (LTD: 17.3m), PS4: 116.8m / Record Year for PlayStation / 2nd Highest Quarterly Revenue in history
I don’t think this either. The XSX is just as hot as the PS5 right now. The XSS on the other hand is not. The XSX is not walk in the store available similar to the PS5. That’s the most desired Xbox console. I don’t want to derail the thread. We can take it somewhere else.
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Thread ELDEN RING will use Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) third party software to curb cheating on PC according its recently published EULA on its STEAM Page
I don’t care what people do with a game they bought as long as it doesn’t affect others. You wanna use cheats? I don’t care as long as it’s offline. It’s not my business.
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Thread Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection | OT | This years model.
After all these years of wondering how Nate survives these crazy ass stunts, I finally understand now. Nate does die doing the tricks if you don't do them correctly, preventing death. However, you will die doing some stunts because you are supposed to until you get the timing or mechanics right. I was playing the bell tower level, and I was like, "why doesn't this guy die doing this." Then I died, and it clicked. This epiphany was worth the $10 upgrade.
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Thread Are we stuck with never ending culture war?
Yes, the political machine works best when chaos is fed to it. What better chaos to provide the machine than putting poor people with nothing against one another while the rich make off with all the money. It's doing exactly what it was built to do, and we are just too stupid to see it. You have more in common with your Trump-loving neighbor than you do with Nancy Pelosi, a multimillionaire. But the machine will feed us material to attack and hate everyone, minus rich people and your party's lawmakers.
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Thread NBA Regular Season 2021-22 | OT | National Basketball Antivaxxers
They look horrible, and I'm not sure who's to blame. It takes a little time for a team to gel, but holy hell, man. This is pretty ridiculous, and there is no end in sight with the current squad.
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Thread Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection | OT | This years model.
Caved and upgraded it. I had skipped chapters 1-7 with my old finished game save. It was the best decision for me because the pacing is simply not good in the beginning. With that said, I haven't played this since 2016 and I don't remember much about it. It's been nice to go back and play it because I am enjoying it more now. DualSense implementation is alright but I expected better.
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Thread Sony acquires Bungie for $3.6B, to remain independent subsidiary with options for "self-publishing & player reach" (deal 5-6 months in making)
Not just for Destiny. Think bigger. This is to ease investors' fear and to show that they are not going quietly. It's not about a game; it's about stability and having a joker in their pocket.
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Thread Sony acquires Bungie for $3.6B, to remain independent subsidiary with options for "self-publishing & player reach" (deal 5-6 months in making)
For sure. They will make exclusive games. There is no way they aren't. This is the most Sony has spent for a studio IIRC.
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Thread Sony acquires Bungie for $3.6B, to remain independent subsidiary with options for "self-publishing & player reach" (deal 5-6 months in making)
Not cool buying people, but this is the nature of the business and they are staying multiplatform. This is a good business move for Sony. I do believe they will make a PlayStation exclusive shooter though.
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Thread DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT PC Details announced, $39.99 MSRP, owners of the the base game can upgrade for $10, releasing March 30th
I put around 15 in it, too, and I'm not too fond of it. I don't understand why I feel like Sam is mute. In some cutscenes where you think a character would respond that's voice acted, he looks at Higgs like a silent protag, and It's weird.
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Thread [Tom Henderson] Sony has reportedly delayed a GT7 preview event scheduled for tomorrow
Tell that to Bend Studios. Sony wants those accolades too. While GT is wildly successful, Forza constantly out scores it and I’m sure Sony wants to avoid another disastrous launch like Sport. GT Sport had a permanent price drop less than a month after release. With that said, if they delay it, I’m more than happy with that.
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Thread How would you improve the NBA product?
In my initial post, I didn’t say anything about marketing their players. Development, yes, but I said nothing about player marketing. I responded to your marketing post with “they don’t need a player to represent the league” Edit: I see it. I said “promote more than just one player.” You are right, I did say something about marketing, but in a different way.
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Thread How would you improve the NBA product?
This is a huge problem too. 82 games is a lot vs the NFL’s 17 game season. How do you fix resting a player? They will just say he’s injured to get around it like they already do. Every game counts in the NFL because you want home field through the playoffs. How do you make every game NBA important and mean something? Shortening the season is the only option.
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Thread How would you improve the NBA product?
I most certainly watch the NBA and I am indeed a Hawks fan; I have a Hawks flag hanging outside my house. I almost bussed a gut when the Hawks beat the Sixers last year. I plan on going to a Hawks when I go back to visit my family in Atlanta. The proof is in the ratings. The NFL draft has higher ratings than the NBA finals year in and year out. Yeah, it's one day, but we are talking about a draft. That shows how deep football runs here. Hell, the NBA is global and still can't beat the NFL in ratings and revenue.And that's why the league is so successful. They don't have to put anyone at the forefront to represent the league. You are proving my point.
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Thread How would you improve the NBA product?
To help with all you are talking about, OP, we need to start from the real problem. The NBA tries to find the next "insert name" to be the face. They need to promote more than just 1 or 2 players. The NFL's talent pool is so deep that when superstar-caliber players like Tom Brady, Jerry Rice, Lawrence Taylor, and Peyton Manning retires, they already have others lined up to take over the helm. When Brady retires, we already have Mahomes, Burrow, and so many good young QBs ready to go or give it a shot. The NBA should develop their players more. The NFL draft is more profound and has more talent, granted that's the make-up of the roster and how many players can play, but the drafted products are undercooked and need more time. The NFL is simply better with talent development and by pushing college players to stay 3 years vs 1. They know that this is the best course of action for the league; like it or not.
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Thread Analyzing the strategy of Sony's acquisitions and partnerships
Nah, I’m not a huge Nintendo fan. I like Sony games more, but I like MSFTs Game Pass strategy. I don’t think you understand the magnitude of Nintendo’s first party games. The have held all the top 20 spots in Japan for weeks. In America and Europe IIRC, their first party games sell just as much as 3rd party multi console releases. Sony has games that can do that yes, but Nintendo is simply unmatched. This is on a single platform too.
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Thread Analyzing the strategy of Sony's acquisitions and partnerships
Sony is not like Nintendo. Sony leans heavily on 3rd party support to sell consoles while Nintendo is the opposite. There is a reason why Sony had to make that COD statement. They know it sells systems for them. Nintendo hasn’t said a peep. They read the news and rolled over in bed to continue their nap.
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Thread Analyzing the strategy of Sony's acquisitions and partnerships
I'm with you. It's getting old really fast. They don't need to buy anyone. They will be fine and they shouldn't react to MSFT buying AB. They should stay their course and build talent like they have been doing.
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Thread Republicans successfully filibuster the Freedom To Vote Act and John Lewis VRA act. Next, up a vote on changing filibuster rules (UP: Defeated)
She's done. She will make a lot of money from her corporate donors and continue to tank the Dem plan while in office. She knows it's over, and she will drag Dems with her. Polling at 45% leaves room for error, but polling at 8% is abysmal, and there is no coming back from that.
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Thread A Tesla on autopilot killed two people in Gardena, driver being charged w/two counts of vehicular manslaughter
Model S here and OMG, bumper to bumper traffic is way less stressful with autopilot on. Also, those long stretches from Sacramento to LA are easier too.
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Thread A Tesla on autopilot killed two people in Gardena, driver being charged w/two counts of vehicular manslaughter
He’s guilty. I use autopilot on long trips and my hands are on the wheel and eyes on the road. It tells you that you need to pay attention to the road when it’s engaged.
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Thread Blizzard producer Tracy Kennedy: Kotick would push projects on OW1 team, force overtime, projects would get cancelled, would hide behind scapegoats
Of course they are. This is a major business transaction so they are being professional until it closes. You don’t spend $70 billion and call the company’s CEO shit before it’s finalized. The goods are already damaged, so you want them to damage their investment more? Think a bit bigger. There is no doubt that this will be cleaned up. They are going to be under MIcrosoft’s umbrella. Let’s not forget, they pushed their founder Bill Gates out for his misdeeds. Completely different culture.
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Thread [Bloomberg] Microsoft's Activision deal wipes $20 billion off Sony's market value in a day
Some people really don’t understand the magnitude of this. COD dwarfs most 3rd party games outside of R* and It’s a staple for both MSFT and Sony; it’s a system seller.
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Thread PlayStation Studios |OT24| All I Want For Christmas Is Shu
Whether we want to admit it or not, COD is a juggernaut on PS and it will absolutely cut into their bottom line. Maybe not now, but if/when it’s exclusive to MSFT(Xbox/Windows) it’s going to leave a crater.
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Thread Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard
Past YoY revenue is not transitive. I think you are being very short sighted if you think the landscape will remain exactly the same forever. COD has been Sony’s best selling game for years and I’m damn positive this purchase will move the needle. I wouldn’t put too much into that revenue bucket just yet.
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Thread Is there a possibility that the Activision deal only comes through, if MS commits to not make their games exclusive? Article inside
Steam isn’t a platform, Windows is. Steam is a storefront. You don’t access Windows through Steam, you access Steam through Windows.
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Thread Bloomberg Sources: MS planning to keep making some Activision Games for PS but will keep some content exclusive to Xbox
I wouldn’t get my hopes up just yet. They have to say certain things until the deal is approved.
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Thread PlayStation Studios |OT24| All I Want For Christmas Is Shu
I wouldn't be. ND, Sucker Punch, Insomniac, Santa Monica, and others still exist. Let the news die down a bit and come back. Last I checked, you still have UC Remaster dropping this month. Horizon next month and then Gran Turismo. Lots of good games to be played.
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Thread PlayStation Studios |OT24| All I Want For Christmas Is Shu
They will because being #1 is most certainly not set in stone YoY. I expect it to change if Sony doesn't act. I'm not saying go out and buy Take 2, but they will need to push into the PC space more aggressively because I fully expect MSFT to take that #1 spot if they lock up CoD. Day and date release on Steam will help too.
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Thread PlayStation Studios |OT24| All I Want For Christmas Is Shu
It's tough for many to wake to this news. It's massive and game-changing like the Bethesda buy.It has, and it's really funny.Dude, it's going to be exceptionally hard for them to counter GP now. I have no idea how they do it with what they have. Don't get me wrong, I love those Sony exclusives, but with COD, Diablo, OW, Crash, Spyro, and WoW with the addition of Bethesda is going to be an uphill battle. Corrected by about the Sekiro IP. From owns the IP.
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Thread PlayStation Studios |OT24| All I Want For Christmas Is Shu
Don't get me wrong, they are going to feel this one for sure and lose market share in America, but I think they will be fine. At least I hope so, but they have to counter GP or this one. They can't keep silent because both of these are going to put MSFT in a very good position with gamers.
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Thread PlayStation Studios |OT24| All I Want For Christmas Is Shu
I don’t want that to happen. I own both Series system, a PC and PS5 and I do not want it to be that way. MS will own America and probably Europe after this, but Sony will still have a solid place with Square’s support.
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Thread Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard
A new HR department brings a new culture change. Trust me, MSFT will not let a company like AB run them. My employer bought a toxic company and you better believe that mess was cleaned up quickly. Damn near instantly because the entire structure was shaken. I'm sure that's why people were moving around in AB prepurchase announcement.
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Thread The Verge: Microsoft has stopped manufacturing on all Xbox One consoles in 2020
It has nothing to do with market leadership. It has to do with supply focus and logistics. You bet your ass Sony would cut PS4 production if there were enough PS5s to meet demand. They are doing a smart thing from a business standpoint and nothing more.
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Thread Most "robbed" game
I really like BB but it didn’t get robbed nor is Returnal. They are/were getting out voted for the top spot by a landslide which indicates the bulk of voters agree that other games are/were better. I don’t understand, just because a game you like isn’t winning doesn’t mean it was robbed. That’s like me saying the Xbox One was robbed of being the market leader when more people overwhelmingly voted with their wallets for the PS4.
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Thread Americans Turning to Trendy Diets to Shed Pandemic Pounds
I’ve lost about 28 lbs. I stopped drinking beer through the week. Stopped eating sugar, reduced my portion and stopped snacking at my desk. We also invested in a Tonal and eat mostly vegan. It’s been a life changing experience. No trendy diet, I just stopping consuming bad crap.
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Thread Do you have any desire to replay Last of Us 2?
I’m not sure. Ellie’s story was perfect in every way but Abby’s should have been slimmer. Her story went on way too long and I found it unnecessary to dive that deep into her past like that. Maybe they are setting it up for her to take over, but as it stands, it’s has that bad ND pacing like UC4.
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Thread No console should have a disc drive, just let us connect one via USB and call it a day.
Two more console generations and I think it’s a done deal IMO. You will have the vocal minority making a shit ton of noise about it. MSFT and Sony will have to decide in unison because without that, the blowback will be severe. Nintendo will continue to do their own thing.
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Thread No console should have a disc drive, just let us connect one via USB and call it a day.
I’m all digital and I 100% disagree. The minute this happens, both digital and physical consumers will lose because the price balance will broken. What if drives can’t keep up with demand?
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Thread Which series has the most convoluted storyline that makes zero sense
Halo is easy to understand. It’s the KH and Metal Gear universe. Freaking arm attached to people causing the new person that the arm was attached to, to be taken over? C’mon man.
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Thread Why Tesla Soared as Other Automakers Struggled to Make Cars
Having access to quality SWE’s is one reason they succeeded so quickly. My undergrad is SWE and I moved to CA because I knew I’d be at the forefront of technology. The pipeline here is insane, even though there is a shortage. Honestly, I wouldn’t have moved to Detroit over CA because of how many reputable tech companies here. I would certainly give it a look now, but it would have to be a really good offer.
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Thread Home prices just keep going up and up in my area
My in-laws live in OH and the prices are certainly different there. It’s too cold and “different” for us to even consider that move from CA, but I bet the cost savings are incredible. We live in Nor Cal and got out house in 2016. The price of it has doubled since we purchased it and that’s without taking into account the entire remodel we have done. The homes that have sold around us stay on the market no more than a week and go for 30-70k over asking. Maybe go the Title 25 route because prices are insanely high over here and to me, not worth it. Here’s the unfortunate thing, I don’t see a market crash like in 2007-2009. This is different, this is here to stay in some capacity.
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Thread Gameinformer: Eight Promising Improvements Coming To Horizon Forbidden West
Im going to spend weeks in this world and hopefully there is DLC like the first game.Crap, this is coming near Eldon Ring? I hate that so much because ER is my most anticipated game. I think there’s room for two, but ER is gonna get the nod. Edit: a week apart.
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Thread Almost Finished My Undergrad in University, But Not Sure What To Do Next? (Anyone Else / Have Been In The Same Spot?)
Here’s a tip for LinkedIn, only connected with people that can help your career and you can help theirs. Don’t treat it like Facebook. Most people are nervous and don’t know what to do unless they already have a job in place. Just focus on landing the job you want and a job you’ll settle for, for now. I always tell new grads to go this route because having tunnel vision early can derail everything in the future.My masters has been one of the best things. Not only did my job pay for the whole thing, but once I was done, I got a 20% bump in pay and eligible for positions that were years out of reach. Go to a quality university and go for something that will advance your career. I went 7 years after working and my undergrad.
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Thread I HATE it when people say to "Google it" or post a link to a Wiki article
Simple meaning “why are most plants green?” I’d tell them why at a high level and then point them Google for more information. It’s not snarky, it’s just pointing them to a better source than me.
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Thread I HATE it when people say to "Google it" or post a link to a Wiki article
What type of conversation? If it’s argumentative, factual or simple then nah, I’m pointing you straight to Google. If it’s an intellectual conversation about life, family, careers etc, then we can talk.
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Thread I've played 40 hours of Persona 5 and it's starting to feel like a drag - is continuing worth it?
I stopped at the 60 or 70hr mark. It was getting brutal and it’s funny to me that people complain about AC but give this series a pass. I just started Strikers and so far, this seems like a more contained sequel.
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Thread PS Plus January 2022: Persona 5 Strikers (PS4), Dirt 5 (PS4/PS5), Deep Rock Galactic (PS4/PS5)
Not going to lie, I got tired of P5 around the 60hr mark but jumping into Strikers feels so damn good. I’ve missed P5 universe. My PS5 is going to get a lot of work the next 4 months.
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Thread Does online negativity about a game influence your desire to play it?
No way. There are so many games I loved that people didn’t like so much. I finished Ryse: Son of Rome, The Gunk, The Order 1886 and Blue Stinger to name a few. I also stupidly finished Knack. That game was awful from beginning to end.
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Thread Should I buy R&C Rift Apart or Returnal as my first ps5 game?
I do not agree with this. Hades makes you feel like you are progressing and not nearly as punishing and daunting as Returnal. Hades is a step above it. I finished it on PC and SX and it's an outstanding game from tight combat, great story, and making the player feel like they are progressing. Returnal most certainly has tight combat too, but Hades is easier to get into and the progression system is better.
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Thread Should I buy R&C Rift Apart or Returnal as my first ps5 game?
Really research Returnal. It's an Era favorite, but trust me, it's not for everyone, not even Souls players. It's tough, unforgiving, and most certainly will test your patients. Don't simply go by the recommendations here. If that's something you are into, check it out because it's good. I don't think it's GoTY like many, but it's really damn good; one of the top releases of 2021. Ratchet is super accessible and has a solid foundation. If you've played any Ratchet game, then you know what you are getting. Beautiful game with exceptional gameplay, like Returnal. Both use the DualSense well, but I'd lean Returnal for the best implementation.
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Thread Star Citizen is selling a $40,000 ship bundle.
Please adjust SC numbers and account for inflation and look at the target platforms for Cyberpunk and COD. I want to see and play a finished SC, but at this point, I’m not sure we will. You have games like COD and Battlefield that are massive in scope, targeting multiple platforms but have a much shorter and contained dev cycle. Much bigger isn’t always better, especially for a new dev house.
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Thread Nancy Pelosi buys millions of dollars in call options in Google, Roblox, Disney, Micron, Salesforce
Most of us don’t. We do damn well depending on the company and what type of engineer you are, but most don’t. If you include base + incentives, you will have a number that’s closer. I’ve been doing this for 15 years and have moved up. Being good with hella experience helps a lot. OT: All these people are closer to “rivals” than they are to us. it’s crazy how they have such different agendas in the eyes of the public, but the same behind closed doors. Rich people will not enforce rules and regulations that will hurt them, Dem or Republican.
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Thread Star Citizen is selling a $40,000 ship bundle.
Agreed. I’m freaking hope Starfield delivers because I was once interested in this project. Im not sure what’s going to happen to this and I want a great space game. NMS is alright, but I want a heavier story-driven space game.
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Thread November 2022 could see three big exclusive releases: Breath of the Wild 2, Starfield, and God of War Ragnarok
Hence why I said Windows and not PC. Windows accounts for 96.14% of Steam users. Steam doesn’t account for 96.14% of Windows users. 2.70% is OSX leaving 1.16% for Linux. I’d say Windows is carrying Steam.
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Thread November 2022 could see three big exclusive releases: Breath of the Wild 2, Starfield, and God of War Ragnarok
They don’t give a damn where you buy it or how you try to name it, as long as you spend money to play it.
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Thread New Omicron variant fills up children's hospitals in the U.S, experts say "It's almost like you can see the train coming down the track"
As a new dad, put that 3 month old before everything minus your health. Make the right decision now because it will impact your decision making and how your family will approach you in the future. Saying no is hard, but once you start, it becomes easier. People will try to make you feel bad, but if they are not willing to take into account your son's health, then I think you should definitely reevaluate the situation. OT: My eight year old is fully vaccinated and it still worries me. He continues to take his supplements to boost his immune system because we are extra cautious.
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Thread 2021 “Game That Everyone Roasted But I Thought was Pretty Good” of the Year
Boom!! I thought it was fantastic. I loved the story and setting. I also played it on PC so I understand console players pushing back on this pick.
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Thread November 2022 could see three big exclusive releases: Breath of the Wild 2, Starfield, and God of War Ragnarok
Fallout 4 reviewed very well and it’s the best selling in the series. 76 launched was horrible though.
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Thread [PCGamesN] Time sinks like AC Valhalla are ruining games, not microtransactions
You are correct, but it’s still irritating to read these complaints zoned in on the game you love to hate. What about the others our there? The article is strangely using AC, when there are games that literally take over 80hrs to complete the main story.
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Thread [PCGamesN] Time sinks like AC Valhalla are ruining games, not microtransactions
Shit is insane man. I can’t wrap my head around the complaint. Just stop playing it or don’t buy it to begin with. I stopped playing Persona 5 because I didn’t want to continue after 60hrs. I finished Valhalla and Odyssey because I wanted to and it took over a year because i paced myself; I wanted to do everything. What about Persona 4 and 5? They are way longer than Valhalla to beat the main storyline.
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Thread How many times does a boss have to kill you before you consider it challenging or hard
Yep. I think you should weigh (length of time + butt pucker minutes). For instance, I beat the first and second boss in Returnal on the first go, but I was puckered from the second stage on of the first boss. For the second boss, my arse was locked the entire 20 minutes it took to down it. I'd say those bosses are hard even though I one shotted them.
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Thread Setting aside the nostalgia factor, would you recommend playing OG FF7 before Remake?
Yeah, I would. The full picture is so much better than the small chunks of FFR and INTERmission. FFR compliments the original FF7 very well so I don't think you would tire of it.
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Thread November 2022 could see three big exclusive releases: Breath of the Wild 2, Starfield, and God of War Ragnarok
Nah, when Bethesda gives a date, it usually sticks because they are late in the development cycle. OT: This one is hard for me because I’m getting them all and they will be very different games. I’m excited for the all equally, but give a slight edge to Starfield because it's a new IP.
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Thread Intel 12 series (Alder Lake, first 10nm desktop CPU family) announcement
Have to be honest here, testing or buying engineering samples is not the smartest thing to do. They are purposefully gimped and therefore, testing them makes no sense. They are given to OEMs to test feature sets to make sure they are aligned with their expectations. I can’t say too much, but it’s not worth the clicks imo.
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Thread |OT| Xbox Series X | S - Powering your Dreams, Series..ly
You are correct, it is a good feeling to play the games when you want, how you want. I've always thought console warring was childish and not worth it. When I was finally able to afford the consoles I wanted, it further cemented my thought process on the matter.
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Thread It's been over a year. Next Gen consoles should be sold in stores.
I think they are doing more online for people's safety. Trucks, stores, and customers were getting hella robbed when the PS4 and Xbox One launched in store. I like the online option better because it's much safer for people, but we have to fight scalpers. As for the chip shortage, it will last longer than you think. The industry will favor personal computers and smart devices over consoles.You will see older devices lifespan cut short and computer/chip refreshes pushed out to allocate resources. I haven't checked, but I bet PS4's and Xbox One's are hard to get as well.
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Thread What are everyone's Christmas plans?
My son, my wife and me are staying put. We are a close family of three and we always celebrate like this. We cook together, watch movies and go for walks and I wouldn’t change for anything. Her parents are “religious” conservatives and most definitely staying put. My mom is cool AF, but we prefer to be together and enjoy a stress free holiday vacation.
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Thread Going home & depression & boredom
Here’s the thing, you don’t have to go. Don’t put yourself through the pain and misery to please others. Once I realized that I didn’t have to do things to please others/family, my life improved substantially. My wife just reached this point because she doesn’t like her parents and she’s much happier. You don’t have like them to love them. If they aren’t willing to accept you then please don’t put yourself through this. Respect and acceptance is a two way street.
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Thread What games have you beaten in 2021?
1. (SX/PC) Halo Infinite 2. (PS5) Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island 3. (PC) Deaths Door 4. (PS5) Demons Soul 5. (SX/PC) The Gunk 6. (PS5) Ratchet and Clank 7. (PS5) Miles Morales 8. (PC) DeathLoop 9. (SX/PC) Psychonauts 2 10. (PC) Hades 11. (SX) Omno 12. (PC) The Last Campfire 13. (PC) Cyberpunk 14. (PC) RE 8 15. (PC) Valhalla 16. (SX) Archvale 17. (PC) Mass Effect Trilogy. 18: (PC) Kena
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Thread If you've purchased the physical disc version of FFVII Remake and used the upgrade for the PS5 version, you can't claim the digital equivalent for PS+
Thanks, it worked. I saw the option to upload the save to the PS5 version on the title screen. Cheers
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Thread If you've purchased the physical disc version of FFVII Remake and used the upgrade for the PS5 version, you can't claim the digital equivalent for PS+
Thanks. I’ll give it a try
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Thread If you've purchased the physical disc version of FFVII Remake and used the upgrade for the PS5 version, you can't claim the digital equivalent for PS+
Hey all, I bought the PS4 version and upgraded to the PS5 version; I finished it on PS4. With that said, I cannot use my PS4 save for some reason. When I go into the game, I give myself the option, but I can't find it. I downloaded it from the cloud and used the PS4 save of the game on PS5 with using the PS4 version of FF7R. Is there some reason why? Is it because I finished it before the PS5 version? I am lost here and don't understand how it can be so damn hard to bring down my PS4 cloud save to the PS5 version of the game.
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Thread Biden Admin Pauses Student Loan Payments Until May 1st
What do you think the basis of politics is? It's always been the have's vs. the have-not's, but in the U.S., they have turned it into red vs. blue putting the have-not's against one another while the haves laugh to the bank. Politics 101. Both Dems and Republicans are rich and poor, but only the poor get caught up in the political machine. We love to say that the system is broken, but it's not. It's brilliant if you are rich and it's working as intended.
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Thread Rumor: RTX 3090 Ti spotted (450W TDP), releasing January 2022
It’s not an upgrade, its for a 12900k build that I want for testing purposes. I use my current 3090 FE 10700k build for the same things; It just so happens that I can game on them too. There are other factors that play into this as well because I’m not in the business of throwing away money.
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Thread Assassin's Creed Origins |OT| Stalking in Memphis
I thought nothing could top AC2 but I just finished this and it’s the best AC game I’ve played. Probably the best game I’ve played this year. I’ve finished Odyssey, BoTW and Horizon and neither game gripped me like this - and I thought Horizon was fantastic. Its historical presentation and implementation pushes it to the top for. The story was great and the gameplay was rock solid until the end. Even after I finished it, I kept playing it for about an hour. I hope the season pass is worth it.
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Thread Assassin's Creed Origins |OT| Stalking in Memphis
Hopefully it’s a bug or something. Make sure to be vocal about it. Makes no sense that they would downgrade it if there were no major performance issues. Is he a member here? I hope so. Edit: I clicked his name. I am an idiot.
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Thread have videogames been good to you?
Gaming is why my career is currently where it is...well, that and my wife who pushed me to believe in myself. I started game programming initially went to college for game design. I switched and got my undergrad in software engineering because I was a much better programmer than I thought, and I wanted a broader base for my degree to apply. My first position was with a major company working on optimizing driver support because of my game dev background. My career has since moved on to more things, and I can attribute the beginning to gaming because that creative fire started it all.
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Thread Rumor: Epic Games Store to Giveaway 14 Games This Month and the First one is Shenmue III
Yeah, just bought a couple games with Shenmue in my cart too. It went through with no issues and the site was somewhat stable; I’m in Nor Cal.
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Thread Jacksonville Jaguars have fired Urban Meyer
Maybe a Pac12 job but he’s not going to the meat grinder SEC again and I’m sure not the BIG. His mental stability can’t take it. There was a reason why he took the Jags job. He wasn’t going to be in control of day to day and he wasn’t recruiting. You all are forgetting that game when he bent over holding his head in pain. ADs will not jump at him like that because that image is timeless. College football is more work than the pros; especially if you are successful.
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Thread Urban Meyer kicked former Jaguar Josh Lambo in the leg during warmups: “I’m the head coach. I’ll kick you whenever the f—k I want.”
Where’s that Urban Myer to USC thread? I lol’d at that whole thread because it wasn’t happening. He has had his run and it’s a done deal for him.
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Thread Games in recent memory you bought, excited to play, played an extremely short amount then never touched again
Returnal. It's not a bad game at all, but I don't like its progression mechanics. I like that when you finish a boss, you are done with that boss, but I never feel strong enough like a Hades. The unlockables in Hades made you feel like you were progressing to be more powerful. For some reason, Returnal doesn't feel like that. I made it to the third biome and called it.
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Thread Mat Piscatella (NPD Group) : "Data still suggests that subscription services like Game Pass are helping grow the overall market..."
I’ve boughtI’m sure the right people in the right places know.
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Thread Xbox Game Pass |OT2| Is This Legal?
I have a 3090 and a SX and here why. PC is nowhere near as stable as console and that translates to Game Pass. There have been several games that I dropped on PC Game Pass due to performance issues and crashing. I simply move to SX and I’m good. A recent example is Halo. It’s crashed to desktop and I said bump it and play on console.
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Thread Midnight Society - "New AAA game studio" from Dr Disrespect, Robert Bowling (fourzerotwo), Quinn DelHoyo (formerly 343)
Budget, brand and talent. Kojima can open a AAA studio because of his brand and some may argue talent. Same for Miyazaki but more so for his talent rather than brand. They are known because of their previous/current work and have gained that prestige.
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Thread Xbox Series X Invalid Format Error on LG CX
I have had this issue. I sent my SX in, and they reset everything, and it still happened. What changed it for me was a new C1. I had a blue vertical line showing on my C1, so I had to exchange it. Once I got my new C1, I have not had this problem. I got the TV when it was first released. My new C1 has a build date of November 21. The main problem is a faulty handshake somewhere. I changed cables, only to be left with the same issue. The flickering in my case was 100% of the time, and occasionally, I'll receive an "Unsupported Format" message from my panel when watching YouTube TV or YouTube. When this message was seen, I had to turn off the TV or console. Here is what I think is happening. I believe there is an EDID read failure happening from the OS side. I believe it is an EDID read failure due to circumstances that follow the failure. For instance, when the failure occurs, often, the console will fall back to 640x480. From my experience, this is due to the OS failing to read the EDID correctly, and the GPU resorts to 640x480 to project an image despite the read failure. Also, when this failure happens, you cannot change the resolution, which indicates a read failure. In the image below, none of the 4k settings are checked in the console's menu, so this could mean that none of the panel's information was passed to the console to set the modes correctly. If settings aren't displayed correctly, that means the system could not read the EDID to know what settings it supports. Since I changed C1's, I have not had an issue. I'm using the same cable setup that was initially failing. I'm not entirely sure what changes, if any, went into the new C1's. I'm sure they are using the same TCON, but some slight modifications could have happened.
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Thread Should I get a PS5 now?
If you can, I say yes. It’s a great system and the upcoming games are about to get even better. Xbox Series and PS5 compliment each other well this generation because there will great first party games for both and as you stated, you have GP until 2024. You are in a good position.
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Thread Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart surprised me.
I 100% it and it most certainly looks amazing, but it’s the same formula and format as previous entries. The double protag approach doesn’t add too much because they have the same move set and gear. Loved the game, but it was nothing spectacular gameplay wise.
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Thread Halo Infinite |OT2| Craigslist
It’s mine by far and it’s not recency bias at all. I’ve been playing heavily and I’ve never played a Halo game like this. Most of them, I burn out in the first couple hours due to feeling like it’s same mechanics over again. This one is different. The mechanics are different enough to keep me locked in much more than previous Halo releases.
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Thread Halo Infinite |OT2| Craigslist
Yeah. It’s fun even though I’m getting killed more than I thought. As stated, to me, it’s the best Halo game out of the series. I loving everything so far minus those running Brutes. They scare the shit out of me because it’s so sudden. People trip on us that have powerful PCs and a SX. I have both for this reason and others.
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Thread Assassin's Creed Valhalla patch 1.4.1 will significantly reduce the game size on your HDD; upwards of 40GB on Xbox platforms
What’s wrong with it? It’s in line with most of them. 77GB after the update.
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Thread Assassin's Creed Valhalla patch 1.4.1 will significantly reduce the game size on your HDD; upwards of 40GB on Xbox platforms
Ahhh. Easy mistake to make because the file sizes for PS5 have been smaller.
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Thread Digital Foundry || Little Nightmares 2 PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S Enhanced Edition - 60FPS! Ray Tracing! Enhanced Features!
Not that weird and just needs a patch man. It has nothing to do with the system’s capabilities.
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Thread Best controller this gen?
Gotta go with DualSense. Even though I prefer the Series controllers, I have to give Sony credit for helping the industry move forward with their implementation. Plus, it’s really growing on me and I find myself wanting to play more games on PS5 and better PC support.
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Thread Sony, please give us an option to disable the startup 'beep' of the PS5.
Agreed. Having options for people in various situations is nice. I turned my SX chime off and I’d do the same with my PS5. I hate the beep so an option to turn it off would be nice.
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Thread GTA Online The Contract – Coming December 15, story update featuring Franklin years after GTAV's events
How does the online portion work? Can you create a game with only yourself? I’ve never played the online portion of the game.
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Thread Digital Foundry- Halo Infinite PC Tech Review: Xbox Series X vs PC + Best Settings + Performance Analysis
Have not watched the video, but Series X is awfully close to the recommended PC version settings. I’m nervous. Edit: After watching the vid, I figured that the settings differences wouldn’t be as dramatic. It’s a shame that the difference is so small and Raytracing is missing. Those dips when doing nothing is a little interesting. Also, I wonder if he ecountered the 0 frames bug that’s seen when John gave his analysis of the Series version. I feel he would have highlighted it.
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Thread Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection - Pre-Order Trailer and new details. Coming Jan 28th
Oops, I meant to say “let’s stop”, as it wasn’t directed at you. We have been conditioned by them to think a $10 upgrade is good when in fact, what they have been giving is bad. Edit: I did say “let’s stop”.
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Thread Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection - Pre-Order Trailer and new details. Coming Jan 28th
Dude, a full freaking Raytracing and performance modes patch for Hell Blade for free. Can I pay $10, easily, but let’s stop acting like Sony is doing us favor.
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Thread Scuf has annouced its new Reflex, Reflex Pro, and Reflex FPS controllers designed specifically for the PS5.The baseline model costs $199
What didn’t you like? Honestly I am pretty happy with the DualSense as is because of how well Sony implemented it’s features. I love the weight of it and the ergonomics are starting to grow on me. I am going to stay with OG for now.
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Thread Imagine Roe v. Wade being overturned during BIDENS administration and not Trumps
Short sighted AF OP. Of course people know who formed the courts. I will say RBG should bare some responsibility because she should have stepped down when people were begging her during the Obama administration.
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Thread Halo Infinite | Review Thread
Great scores but I don’t want to read the reviews. Have they stated how long it is? Edit: 12+ hours. I use the GP on PC often and I haven’t had any issues. Just remember to leverage the Windows Store app if you have issues because it’s the main driver for the GP app. Never install anything on the drive your OS is on. That goes for everything and not just games.
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Thread Shin Megami Tensei V SteelBook Launch Edition - $36.99 via Gamestop (Free Shipping), $39.99 on Amazon
Most certainly not the same IMO. This is more of, hey, buy it here where SMT is, we need to clear inventory. Not all sales are the same, but I see what you are saying.
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Thread Shin Megami Tensei V SteelBook Launch Edition - $36.99 via Gamestop (Free Shipping), $39.99 on Amazon
Forza H 5 wasn’t on sale and they released around the same time IIRC. Like a poster said, it’s only the steal box version so it could be that these didn’t meet expectations.
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Thread Shin Megami Tensei V SteelBook Launch Edition - $36.99 via Gamestop (Free Shipping), $39.99 on Amazon
Keeping it real, a price drop this quickly indicates units didn’t meet their expectations. I don’t know if it bombed though.
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Thread BIG update comes to Dreams: New Story Content + Dream Shaping 2.0
This game is available to over 130 million players. It will not get a second wind with its current approach. They need to branch out to PC because making it free on PS+ will give it a microscopic bounce.
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Thread Xbox Game Pass |OT2| Is This Legal?
Archvale is damn good. It has taken me by surprise, and I haven't stopped playing since I started. Great game that I wouldn't have played if not for Game Pass. MSFT deserves hella props for this service because it truly has been the best thing that has happened in gaming in a very long time.
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Thread Jason Schreier: Sony is planning a new subscription service, code-named Spartacus, to take on Xbox Game Pass (Merges PS+ and PSNow. Not day one games)
Pretty much. I stopped the back and forth and I am now in wait and see mode. I just hope the classics aren't streaming and can be played natively on our consoles because this is a huge sticking point for me. We will see next year.
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Thread As A PS5 Owner, Is It Worth Getting An Xbox Series X?
Good for you, OP. I'm playing and loving Archvale via GP, and I wouldn't have played this without it. I've enjoyed many games that I wouldn't have played because of this service so make sure you sign up.You will enjoy it because it's an amazing system. Quick Resume, auto HDR, good back compat library, and GP will have you hooked for months.
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Thread Jason Schreier: Sony is planning a new subscription service, code-named Spartacus, to take on Xbox Game Pass (Merges PS+ and PSNow. Not day one games)
From the message, it seems like it going to be a bit more robust than what they have now. I’m a PS1/PS2 guy and if they can offer games natively, I’m 100% there.
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Thread Jason Schreier: Sony is planning a new subscription service, code-named Spartacus, to take on Xbox Game Pass (Merges PS+ and PSNow. Not day one games)
But he’s correct and why would he be warrior for stating this? I have all consoles and a PC and I feel this way. It’s not a direct competitor to GP, that’s fact.