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Zarx changed his avatar again. Thoughts?

Noice 243 61.99%
 
So soon? I just got used to the last one 13 3.32%
 
it sucks 21 5.36%
 
Your cropping skills are lacking 13 3.32%
 
Too noisy, can't tell WTF it even is 12 3.06%
 
Meh 29 7.40%
 
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Yeah. Don't stuff around with the PSU's. Always buy a quality unit.
A good unit should outlast multiple PC's.



haxxiy said:
JEMC said:
I fear so. Do you have a spare PSU to use while you get a new one? Personally, I would get rid of the faulty one as soon as possible.

My brother won't lend me his. So, no RE2 second run for Teddie here anytime soon. The shit thing is is that I'm exceptionally having lots and lots of spare time this week.

It's actually weird. You can notice the noise shifting about as the PC draws more or less power. I've had a PSU capacitor explode on me years ago, so I'm really wary of this stuff and have ordered a new one already.

I hope it arrives soon and that you can waste your free time put that spare time into good use.

And, once you build a new PC from the ground up, I'd keep the old PSU just in case. They're not that big.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Thursday news:

SALES & DEALS

Steam's new daily deal is Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, 69% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/654880/Dream_Daddy_A_Dad_Dating_Simulator/

On the Humble Store, the new Spotlight Deal is THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 5, 50% off for the next 3 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/the-jackbox-party-pack-5

And at Fanatical, that today works, there are several new deals:

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

NVIDIA GeForce 418.91 WHQL available for download, does not fix DLSS blurriness in Battlefield 5 & Metro Exodus
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/nvidia-geforce-418-91-whql-available-for-download-does-not-fix-dlss-blurriness-in-battlefield-5-metro-exodus/
NVIDIA has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA GeForce 418.91 WHQL provides the optimal gaming experience when using DLSS and Ray Tracing in Battlefield V and Metro Exodus.
However, we can confirm that this driver does not resolve the blurry side-effects that PC gamers experience in both of the aforementioned titles when DLSS is enabled. As such, we strongly suggest avoiding DLSS until (and if) NVIDIA fixes the image downgrade-ation that is currently happening.
The NVIDIA GeForce 418.91 WHQL driver also fixes some lines appearing in the terrain with NVIDIA Control Panel Anisotropic filtering override enabled in Battlefield 5 and an event ID 14 error in event viewer logs when Digital Vibrance setting is changed on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series.
Unfortunately, this driver does not resolve the DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG error message that a lot of NVIDIA gamers have been receiving in APEX Legends (for now, we strongly suggest using the 417.71 driver if you are playing Respawn’s free to play battle royale title).
>> Available from here.

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.2 optimized for Metro Exodus, Far Cry New Dawn & Crackdown 3
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/amd-radeon-adrenalin-2019-edition-19-2-2-optimized-for-metro-exodus-far-cry-new-dawn-crackdown-3/
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.2 driver adds support for the Radeon VII and is optimized for Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm.
Furthermore, this driver is also optimized for Crackdown 3 and improves performance by up to 5% on a Radeon RX 590 graphics card.
It’s also worth noting that this driver addresses some Radeon VII issues. For instance, it addresses a system hang when attempting to perform a timeout detection and recovery on Windows 7 system configurations, some line corruptions in APEX Legends, as well as some issues with the AMD WattMan.
>> Available from here.

 

MODS/EMULATORS

First nude mod released for Resident Evil 2 Remake
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/first-nude-mod-released-for-resident-evil-2-remake/
Well, it was bound to happen. The first nude mod for Resident Evil 2 Remake has just been released, allowing players to assume the role of a topless Claire Redfield. So yeah, we are not talking about a full nude mod but this is definitely something that some Resident Evil 2 fans will be interested in.
This topless mod basically replaces Claire’s Military outfit and all you have to do is download it and extract it to your RE2 directory. And that’s it.
(...)
Unfortunately for all the female gamers out there, there is no nude mod for Leon Kennedy at the moment. Now I don’t know if a modder will invest his/her time in order to release a nude mod for Leon as most gamers appear to be interested in female nude mods.
>> Look for this mod at Nexus Mods.

 

GAMING NEWS

First update released for APEX Legends, full patch release notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/first-update-released-for-apex-legends-full-patch-release-notes-revealed/
Respawn has released the first update for its free to play battle royale game, Apex Legends. According to the release notes, this patch brings various improvements and tweaks to UI, and fixes an exploit where players could keep duplicating items in their inventory.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Thursday news, part two:

Degrees of Separation, a puzzle game written by Chris Avellone, is out tomorrow
https://www.pcgamer.com/degrees-of-separation-a-puzzle-game-written-by-chris-avellone-is-out-tomorrow/
Modus Games' co-op puzzle platformer, Degrees of Separation, has a launch trailer to celebrate its release tomorrow.
Written by Chris Avellone, the game stars two characters called Ember and Rime. Ember's world is warm; Rime's is icy. Both character's elements can be used individually to solve puzzles or navigate the path ahead, and it they can merge their powers to create 'controllable gusts of wind, frozen rivers, secret passageways.' You can get a good look at how it works in the trailer above.

Dangerous Driving, a spiritual successor to Burnout, is coming to the Epic Store
https://www.pcgamer.com/watch-a-new-trailer-for-dangerous-driving-the-spiritual-successor-to-burnout/
Dangerous Driving will have 30 courses set across seven unique locations, a variety of game modes with names like Takedown, Eliminator, and Road Rage, and support for solo racing against "remorseless AI" and online action for up to eight players. IT promises "unparalleled physics and mass destruction," although perhaps not unparalleled realism, and of course there will be plenty of new cars and abilities to unlock.

Try out Trials Rising for free in next week's open beta
https://www.pcgamer.com/try-out-trials-rising-for-free-in-next-weeks-open-beta/
Ubisoft's 2.5D motocross racing/platformer Trials Rising will be out on February 26, a slight pushback from its originally scheduled launch on February 12. Before that happens, you can take it for a spin in a free open beta that will run from February 21-25.

Watch the full intro sequence to Far Cry New Dawn
https://www.pcgamer.com/watch-the-full-intro-sequence-to-far-cry-new-dawn/
You probably already know that the basic setup of Far Cry New Dawn is The Road Warrior with a side order of deep fried bull testicles. If you'd like a more detailed breakdown of what's in store, today's new 12-minute gameplay video, covering the full intro sequence, is here to help. It is also obviously spoiler-ish, so approach with whatever level of caution you feel is appropriate.

Harmonix's new game is a VR rhythm shooter called Audica
https://www.pcgamer.com/harmonixs-new-game-is-a-vr-rhythm-shooter-called-audica/
When last we heard from Rock Band studio Harmonix several years ago, it was working on a musical shooter called Chroma. That has apparently fallen by the wayside, however, as the studio announced today that its next project will be a VR "rhythm shooter" for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift called Audica—and it will be out on Steam Early Access in March.

Ubisoft teases Rainbow Six Siege's Aussie operators with a surprisingly silly video
https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-teases-rainbow-six-sieges-aussie-operators-with-a-surprisingly-silly-video/
Today's teaser for Gridlock and Mozzie, the Australian operators coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Operation Burnt Horizon, is short and not terribly informative, but it's also silly and fun, and takes a very different approach to showcasing its gun-slinging superstars than we usually see. I like it, and so here it is for you to enjoy too.

WWE wrestler Booker T. sues Activision over Call of Duty's 'Prophet' character
https://www.pcgamer.com/wwe-wrestler-booker-t-sues-activision-over-call-of-dutys-prophet-character/
Booker T. Huffman, famous among wrestling fans as WWE superstar Booker T. , has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Activision alleging that the Call of Duty character David "Prophet" Wilkes is based upon GI Bro, a persona Huffman created in the early years of his wrestling career.

Fortnite's Season 8 battle pass will be free
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-season-8-battle-pass-free/
Fortnite is giving away the Season 8 battle pass free, providing you can complete 13 challenges before the end of the Share the Love event.
Epic dropped the announcement in today's patch notes which detail the requirements for the surprise Valentine's day gift. Everyone that manages to complete 13 Overtime challenges before February 27 will receive a Season 8 battle pass completely free, earning two Season 8 outfits immediately, as well as the chance to earn up to five more.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey New Game Plus detailed for February's update
https://www.pcgamer.com/assassins-creed-odyssey-new-game-plus-detailed-for-februarys-update/
Assassin's Creed Odyssey's February update confirms the details of the New Game Plus mode and increases the level cap to 99. Another free 'Lost Tales of Greece' episode has been added and a host of other features are on their way.

Hollow Knight: Silksong announced, a full sequel set in a new land
https://www.pcgamer.com/hollow-knight-silksong-announced-a-full-sequel-set-in-a-new-land/
Team Cherry has announced a sequel to the awesome metroidvania Hollow Knight last night with a trailer, a website, and some colourful screenshots.
In Hollow Knight: Silksong you play as the princess-protector of Hallownest, Hornet, who has been captured and taken to a different land. That means a new map full of beautiful art, boss monsters, and towns of cute bug people. It looks like the new setting will allow for more variety than Hollow Knight's melancholy ruined city. The website mentions "gilded cities, lakes of fire, and misted moors".
>> mZuzek has made a thread about this.

Resident Evil 2 Remake's free Ghost Survivors DLC is out tomorrow
https://www.pcgamer.com/resident-evil-2-remakes-free-ghost-survivors-dlc-is-out-tomorrow/
Resident Evil 2 Remake's Ghost Survivors DLC is out tomorrow, allowing you to play through three 'what if' scenarios as victims of the Raccoon City outbreak.
The free DLC includes No Time to Mourn, Runaway and Forgotten Soldier, each giving you the chance to step into the shoes of a different character and experience the biological disaster from the perspective of the civilians.

Fallout 76 duped items are being removed from inventories
https://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-76-duped-items-are-being-removed-from-inventories/
Fallout 76 is undergoing a spot of maintenance today, with Bethesda promising to finally get rid of duped items, stripping players of their ill-gotten gains. You may return to find some of your favourite gear missing when servers come back online.

What time Anthem's servers go live and how to pre-load
https://www.pcgamer.com/what-time-anthems-servers-go-live-and-how-to-pre-load/
After a long wait, BioWare has finally confirmed what time Anthem launches and how to pre-load. To be clear, Anthem isn't actually releasing until February 22, a week from now, but those who subscribe to Origin Access can start playing tomorrow, February 15. If you're subscribed to Origin Access Basic, you can play for 10 hours before having to wait for the full launch. Those subscribing to Origin Access Premiere can start playing the full game without restrictions, though. It's very stupid, we know.
>> And Neill Blomkamp's short is out.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

So Flower releases on Steam after 10yrs + 2 days ... One of my favourite all time Playstation games. Works fine on a Xbox One controller aswell.

Last edited by Bisa - on 15 February 2019

"Wheel me out to the curb for garbage day"

With the recent announcement of another Platinum game, I can't help but feel that PC will only ever have access to Platinum games via their much older titles, albeit remastered ones and nothing more.

That sucks tbh. I like when Platinum are given the reigns to what they want to make, but when they aren't, we get games like Korra, Turtles and Neir (PC port was trash and still not patched). Any of the actual good and decently running games they've done in recent years have been exclusively locked to one console.

I really do wish for a day when Platinum would make at least one non multiplayer driven (because that seems to be the thing when it comes to making one game PC exclusive these days and it's sad) game for PC, that isn't a console port of a game from 10 years ago.



                                       

It's time for the Friday news:

SALES & DEALS

The Division 2 has more PC preorders than the original, despite skipping Steam
https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-explains-why-the-division-2-is-an-epic-games-store-exclusive/
Ubisoft surprised a lot of people in January when it announced that The Division 2 will be released on the Epic Games Store and not Steam—and that at least some of its future PC releases will be given the same treatment. Ubi said at the time that it believes Epic will "deliver a smooth journey," from preordering to release, and that Epic's effort to "disrupt" the industry is "something Ubisoft wants to support."
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot went deeper into the company's reasoning for changing stores today during an earnings call, and the short (and obvious) version is that Ubisoft believes it can make more money outside of Steam. So far it sounds like the strategy is working out well.
(...)
"Early indications are supportive, as PC preorders are higher than for the first Division, and preorders on the Ubisoft Store are six times higher. We believe this deal is a long-term positive for Ubisoft."
>> The Ubi Store numbers are what Ubi must be most happy about.

Romance pigeons and joust with genitals in Humble's Valentine's Day Sale
https://www.pcgamer.com/romance-pigeons-and-joust-with-genitals-in-humbles-valentines-day-sale/
Today is February 14, Valentine's Day, a day of love and romance and all that nonsense, and also a day to pick up some videogames on the cheap over on the Humble Store. The Valentine Sale has discounts of up to 90 percent on a selection of games that include heartfelt adventures, visual novels, and battling private parts.
>> A bit late, I know. But the sale will last another 3 days.
But there are other sales on the Humble Store:

 

And at Fanatical,

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

-empty-

 

MODS/EMULATORS

Dino Crisis mod released for Resident Evil 2 Remake, replaces Claire with Regina & Leon with Dylan
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/dino-crisis-mod-released-for-resident-evil-2-remake-replaces-claire-with-regina-leon-with-dylan/
Dino Crisis fans, here is something really special for you today. Although Capcom does not plan to release a new part in the series or even a remake of the classic Dino Crisis games, modder ‘Crazy Potato’ went ahead and modded Resident Evil 2 Remake in order to allow players to control, once again, Regina.
This Dino Crisis mod replaces Claire Redfield with Regina from Dino Crisis, as well as Leon with Dylan Morton. Sherry is also now wearing a new jacket dedicated to the Dino Crisis series, and there will be some goodies for players to collect at the RPD main hall.
According to the modder, Scenario A spawns the weapons and to get the Glock you must be wearing the Regina Costume or have it installed to use it. Also note that folders must be separate and not combined or you might get some odd effects.
>> Check out this mod at Nexus Mods.

 

GAMING NEWS

Metro Exodus – Day-1 Update detailed, full patch release notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/metro-exodus-day-1-update-detailed-full-patch-release-notes-revealed/
4A Games has released the day-1 update for Metro Exodus (which is around 2GB in size) and revealed its complete changelog. According to the release notes, this day-1 patch adds more filters for Photo Mode, improves VO and subtitles timing in all languages and brings general performance, balance and polish improvements.
>> But it doesn't fix the blurry DLSS.

JUMP FORCE runs really smooth on the PC but suffers from console porting issues
https://www.dsogaming.com/articles/jump-force-runs-really-smooth-on-the-pc-but-suffers-from-console-porting-issues/
Since I’m a big anime fan, I was really looking forward to JUMP FORCE. JUMP FORCE is an anime/manga 3D brawler, featuring the world’s most popular and classic manga/anime franchises including DRAGON BALL Z, ONE PIECE, NARUTO, and many others. And while the game appears to be running smoothly on the PC, it suffers from major console porting issues.

Far Cry New Dawn – Day-1 update detailed, full patch release notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/far-cry-new-dawn-day-1-update-detailed-full-patch-release-notes-revealed/
Ubisoft has detailed the day-1 update for Far Cry New Dawn. According to the release notes, this patch will fix and tweak some missions, will resolve some issues with the game’s User Interface and will come with a number of fixes for its game world.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Friday news, part two:

Dragon Age characters' dream dates, according to the series' former lead writer
https://www.pcgamer.com/dragon-age-characters-dream-dates-according-to-the-series-former-lead-writer/
With Blights, civil wars and massive holes in the sky, there's not much time for Dragon Age characters to go on proper dates, but in the spirit of Valentine's Day, former BioWare writer David Gaider has shared his characters' dream dates, most of which are lovely and wholesome. Even Zevran's! Kinda.

New quests and events coming to Fallout 76, plus another increase to stash size
https://www.pcgamer.com/new-quests-and-events-coming-to-fallout-76-plus-another-increase-to-stash-size/
Bethesda announced today that in addition to the new PvP "survival mode" headed to Fallout 76, there will be a series of updates for those more interested in PvE. Called "Wild Appalachia", the updates will be "our first big content drop of the year and spans the next few months. In addition to new quests, events, and challenges it will also bring new content to C.A.M.P.s, Crafting, and much more."

Ubisoft reports strong profits, doesn't fire 800 people
https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-makes-strong-profits-doesnt-fire-800-people/
In an earnings call today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot reported that the company had a very strong third quarter. In a shocking twist of events, the publisher won't be laying off 800 people.

GTA Online offers romantic bonuses and a hot new car for Valentine's Day
https://www.pcgamer.com/gta-online-offers-romantic-bonuses-and-a-hot-new-car-for-valentines-day/
Valentine's Day has come to GTA Online, which means that you can score a free t-shirt, pick up some romantic gunrunning bonuses, and put yourself behind the wheel of the Declasse Vamos. The car is a lean, mean machine that traces its roots back more than 50 years, and is now available for purchase exclusively at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.

New Rainbow Six Siege patch brings huge buff for Capitão, big nerfs for Ash and Dokkaebi
https://www.pcgamer.com/new-rainbow-six-siege-patch-brings-huge-buff-for-capitao-big-nerfs-for-ash-and-dokkaebi/
Ubisoft’s latest batch of Designer Notes for Rainbow Six Siege’s Burnt Horizon are bringing some major changes to some of the game’s most popular operators. Ash mains, you’re going to want to sit down for this one.

Ubisoft unveils Gridlock and Mozzie, the Aussie operators coming to Rainbow Six Siege
https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-teases-rainbow-six-sieges-aussie-operators-with-a-surprisingly-silly-video/
Following on yesterday's unusually lighthearted teaser, we've now got a proper introduction to Tori “Gridlock” Tallyo Fairous and Max “Mozzie” Goose, the Aussie odd couple from the Special Air Service Regiment that's coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Operation Burnt Horizon.

Jade's Mortal Kombat 11 fatality shows off an interesting use for her staff
https://www.pcgamer.com/jades-mortal-kombat-11-fatality-shows-off-an-interesting-use-for-her-staff/
Mortal Kombat 11's latest character reveal trailer brings back the assassin Jade. She's got a big stick and is looking a lot more undead than the last time we saw her. Check out her gory moves above.

Fortnite Carlton dance lawsuit hits copyright speed bump
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-carlton-dance-lawsuit-hits-copyright-speed-bump/
Alfonso Ribeiro's suit against 2K and Epic Games over the use of his character's dance from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is facing a pretty significant obstacle. The US Copyright Office has refused his copyright registration.

Crackdown 3 co-op reportedly locked at 30fps
https://www.pcgamer.com/crackdown-3-co-op-reportedly-locked-at-30fps/
Crackdown 3 is out now, and players have already started tearing across the city. As well as the singleplayer campaign, you can team up with a mate and cause some mayhem in co-op, but there's an unexpected caveat: the co-op campaign is locked at 30fps, even when both players are on PC.

Anthem is now live on EA Origin Access Premier
https://www.pcgamer.com/what-time-anthems-servers-go-live-and-how-to-pre-load/
Update: Anthem is now live on Origin Access Premier. Read below for details on the other launch dates for BioWare's new co-op shooter.

Vermintide 2 will get weekly challenges and collectible paintings next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/vermintide-2-weekly-challenge/
Next week, a new update will bring two major new features to our 2018 Co-op Game of the Year. The update will not only overhaul the deeds system by adding a new weekly challenge, but also finally provide a purpose for the empty picture frames that have been hanging on the walls of players' keeps for nearly a year.

 

And now, the GOG and Steam deals for the weekend:

+GOG

+Steam

 

Nothing else to say, only to wish you have a happy and gaming weekend.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Bisa said:
So Flower releases on Steam after 10yrs + 2 days ... One of my favourite all time Playstation games. Works fine on a Xbox One controller aswell.

Better late than never, I guess. And it's also available at GOG and the Epic Store.

Now it's only a matter of waiting for Journey to come to PC, already announced, to complete our collection.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

I think Valve is going to have to pull it's finger out at some point and start being more competitive... Or risk loosing marketshare.
Fortnite+Division+Metro are setting some interesting precedents that's for sure.