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Zarx changed his avatar again. Thoughts?

Noice 243 62.15%
 
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Pemalite said:
HoloDust said:

Hm, you're quite right. I checked specs of both that Samsung's 49" 32:9 and regular 27" 16:9, and they're about the same in height. Well, only thing I can say is that I'm sure glad I was wrong -  while I don't mind "only" 2x24", 2x27" is even better.

Probably there's some genre's that it's not that useful, but any FPP/TPP game (which makes up for quite a bit of my gaming diet) benefits from it, at least from my POV (pun intended).

Fisheye becomes a big issue in allot of games... The best game I have found for such aspect ratios is actually... Civilization.
Forget anything that Blizzard makes, they tend to only beat the 16:9 drums.

Yeah, fisheye is annoying, and I guess there's no getting around some degree of it, but even with that, if you use extra space just for peripheral vision/situational awareness, I find twice as much horizontal coverage to be quite worthy in many genres.



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huh, I'm actually interest in that Razer monitor and it's sexy cable management. Also the haptic feedback. 



                                       

Chazore said:

huh, I'm actually interest in that Razer monitor and it's sexy cable management. Also the haptic feedback. 

1440P, 144hz, 27" is pretty uninteresting to be honest.
If it was 4k or 32" then I might be interested.

I would also prefer 120hz as it's a multiple of 30hz which is what a ton of media operates at.

It does have style though, going to give it that.



Pemalite said:

1440P, 144hz, 27" is pretty uninteresting to be honest.
If it was 4k or 32" then I might be interested.

I would also prefer 120hz as it's a multiple of 30hz which is what a ton of media operates at.

It does have style though, going to give it that.

32 would have been nice, but given how things run for me at DSR 4k, I'd rather the nice looking, neatly cable managed 1440p monitor.

I'd say gimme a ring when we get 4k assets displayed at 4k for everything, while running above 60fps. Until then, 4k just isn't worth much of anything in my eyes. 1440p  has been my current sweet spot over the past 2 yrs now.



                                       

Chazore said:
Pemalite said:

1440P, 144hz, 27" is pretty uninteresting to be honest.
If it was 4k or 32" then I might be interested.

I would also prefer 120hz as it's a multiple of 30hz which is what a ton of media operates at.

It does have style though, going to give it that.

32 would have been nice, but given how things run for me at DSR 4k, I'd rather the nice looking, neatly cable managed 1440p monitor.

I'd say gimme a ring when we get 4k assets displayed at 4k for everything, while running above 60fps. Until then, 4k just isn't worth much of anything in my eyes. 1440p  has been my current sweet spot over the past 2 yrs now.

1440P is the sweet spot.
It's a step up over 1080P... But it's hardware demands isn't as high as 4k.

Just 1440P, 144hz, 27" has been done to death at this point... The cable management is really what sets this monitor apart... But is that really worth the Razer premium?



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HEXUS EPIC GIVEAWAY Day 31: Win a Scan eSports Gaming PC https://hexus.net/tech/features/systems/124871-day-31-win-scan-esports-gaming-pc/

This contest is UK ONLY.

If you're interested, here's the Scan page of this PC, which is EOL and doesn't really sets the world on fire. Here are the main specs:

  • Monitor: 21.5” ASUS Full HD 1080p
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 8100 Quad Core 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4
  • GPU: 4GB ASUS GTX 1050 Ti DUAL OC
  • Storage: 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit
  • Keyboard. Mouse & Headset: ASUS Cerberus Mech RGB Backlit Gaming, ASUS Cerberus Optical Gaming and ASUS Cerberus V2 Gaming
  • 2 years warranty


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

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I decided to not wait for next gen and get myself AMD RX 580 now, I will pick it up this evening, it will be a great upgrade from my Geforce 960 that I've had for 3.5 years.



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Deus Ex (2000) - a game that pushes the boundaries of what the video game medium is capable of to a degree unmatched to this very day.

m0ney said:

I decided to not wait for next gen and get myself AMD RX 580 now, I will pick it up this evening, it will be a great upgrade from my Geforce 960 that I've had for 3.5 years.

With pricing the way it is at the moment, you didn't make a terrible decision... If it was 6+ months ago during the mining boom... Ouch.



Wednesday news:

SALES & DEALS

Let's take a look at Steam's daily deal and the two Midweek Madness deals:

At Fanatical, there are also a bunch of new sales:

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

3D Mark Port Royal Raytracing Benchmark Tool is now available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/3d-mark-port-royal-raytracing-benchmark-tool-is-now-available-for-download/
As promised, Futuremark has released its latest ray tracing benchmark tool for the PC, the 3D Mark Port Royal Raytracing Benchmark. Port Royal is currently available in 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition, meaning that – contrary to the other benchmarks – this isn’t a free benchmark tool.
3DMark Port Royal is the world’s first dedicated real-time ray tracing benchmark for gamers. Players can use Port Royal to test and compare the real-time ray tracing performance of any graphics card that supports Microsoft DirectX Raytracing. According to UL Benchmarks, this benchmark tool will only be coming to 3DMark Advanced Edition and 3DMark Professional Edition, and it will not be possible to run Port Royal in 3DMark Basic Edition or the 3DMark Demo on Steam.

 

 

MODS/EMULATORS

New screenshots and gameplay video released for the Half Life 2 restoration mod, Dark Interval
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/new-screenshots-and-gameplay-video-released-for-the-restoration-mod-for-half-life-2-dark-interval/
The Dark Interval Team has released some new screenshots and a gameplay video for its upcoming restoration/revision mod that lets you play Half-Life 2 the way it was originally meant to be, Dark Interval. Dark Interval will also feature custom maps, new voiced dialogue, new models and textures, all based on Valve’s early concepts.

New maps & 3D models released for Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) fan remaster project + screenshots
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-maps-3d-models-released-for-star-wars-battlefront-2-2005-fan-remaster-project-screenshots/
Back in April 2018, we informed you about a fan remaster project for the 2005 version of Star Wars Battlefront 2. Created by modders ‘Javitolo98’ and ‘Harrisonfog’, this project aims to remaster the game’s maps and 3D models, and update its visuals via graphics enhancer. Since then, the modders have been working on their remaster and have recently released a new version of it.
Basically, this fan remaster project is split into three smaller projects/mods: Realistic & Rezzed Maps, Improved Sides and 2018 HD Graphics. The Realistic & Rezzed Maps mod basically overhauls the game’s maps, the Improved Sides mod updates its 3D models and the 2018 HD Graphics mod enhances the visuals via graphics enhancers.
>> Download it from ModDB.

 

GAMING NEWS

Resident Evil 2 Remake limited time demo is coming to the PC on January 11th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/resident-evil-2-remake-limited-time-demo-is-coming-to-the-pc-on-january-11th/
Capcom has announced that horror players around the world will get an intense sneak peek at the hotly anticipated Resident Evil 2 before its launch with a special demo event starting this week for PC via Steam. Available to download for a limited time from January 11th to January 31st, this will be the first opportunity for fans to experience the completely reimagined horror classic from home.

Metro Exodus gets a new story trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/metro-exodus-gets-a-new-story-trailer/
Deep Silver has released a new story trailer for Metro Exodus. Narrated from the perspective of Anna, the Spartan Order’s top sniper and Artyom’s wife, the story trailer explores the hostile world of Metro Exodus that lies in wait for the crew of the Aurora as they flee the ruins of Moscow and embark on an epic year-long journey into the unknown.
>> And they've also released new screenshots.

Here is the opening cinematic for ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-is-the-opening-cinematic-for-ace-combat-7-skies-unknown/
Bandai Namco has shared a video showing the opening cinematic for ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown. This cinematic is 5 minutes long and looks to be rendered in-engine so I’m pretty sure that some of you will find it interesting.
>> I'm not going to watch it. I'll save it for when I get the game.

Cold Iron Studios is working on an Aliens MMO for current-gen platforms
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cold-iron-studios-is-working-on-an-aliens-mmo-for-current-gen-platforms/
I’m pretty sure that Alien fans are depressed these days, especially after yesterday’s news about Alien: Blackout. However, there is something to look forward to in case you’re gaming on the PC and not on your mobile phones.
FoxNext Games has annnounced Cold Iron Studios, is also currently at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC.

Quake Champions January update improves performance for low-end and mid-end gamers
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/quake-champions-january-update-improves-performance-for-low-end-and-mid-end-gamers/
id Software has released a new patch for Quake Champions that aims to address performance issues some players may have experienced since the December Update. As such, this update is focused on low-end and mid-end users, and those with high-end machines won’t notice any major improvements.



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.

Wednesday news, part two:

Paradox acquires Prison Architect and is exploring new 'Architect' games
https://www.pcgamer.com/paradox-acquires-prison-architect-and-is-exploring-new-architect-games/
Prolific strategy publisher Paradox Interactive has purchased all the rights and assets for the Prison Architect IP from Introversion Software. Beyond giving Paradox ownership over a three-year-old game—which it also already publishes on iOS and Android—it lets the publisher turn it into a series under the 'Architect' umbrella.
>> Let's see how long it takes them to launch DLCs for the game...

Dirty Bomb is going completely free in its last update
https://www.pcgamer.com/dirty-bomb-is-going-completely-free-in-its-last-update/
Dirty Bomb’s final update will make the team-based shooter entirely free. Splash Damage announced the end of active development last year after it failed to attract a large enough audience, though it said servers would keep running for as long as the player count supported them.

Co-op dungeon crawler Breach arrives on Steam Early Access next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/co-op-dungeon-crawler-breach-arrives-on-steam-early-access-next-week/
We took the asymmetrical co-op dungeon crawler Breach for a spin last summer and it seemed quite good: "Impressively complete and refined," despite being in an alpha state, with an "audacious" diversity of mechanics and roles available to players. Developer QC Games said in November that Breach would debut on Steam Early Access sometime this month, and today it nailed that down to January 17.

Play a traveling painter in the beautiful open world of Eastshade, coming in February
https://www.pcgamer.com/play-a-traveling-painter-in-the-beautiful-open-world-of-eastshade-coming-in-february/
I first heard about Eastshade back in 2016, and the idea sounded immediately appealing: wander a gorgeous open world as a traveling painter, completing landscape paintings at the behest of NPCs. Originally planned for a 2017 release, it's obviously been delayed a touch, but it'll finally grace our monitors on February 13. Check out the new trailer above.

Earn Ana's Bastet skin in the Overwatch Bastet Challenge
https://www.pcgamer.com/earn-anas-bastet-skin-in-the-overwatch-bastet-challenge/
Blizzard released a new Overwatch short story yesterday that, among other things, showcases Ana's turn as Bastet, the protector of Cairo. Today it incorporated some of that history into Ana's Bastet Challenge, a new set of Overwatch in-game challenges that give players the opportunity to unlock rewards ranging from sprays to a new Bastet Ana skin.

2D action game Dark Devotion is coming soon, so let's watch some fights
https://www.pcgamer.com/2d-action-game-dark-devotion-is-coming-soon-so-lets-watch-some-fights/
Jody told us about Dark Devotion back in 2017, saying that it was kind of like Castlevania but without the ability to revisit explored areas, and with a dash of Prince of Persia thrown in to keep players on their toes. Developer Hibernian Workshop was in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign that was ultimately successful, and not too long ago it made an appearance on our list of games coming in 2019. Today the studio delivered a new gameplay trailer and reaffirmed that the game will be out early this year.

My Time At Portia, the Harvest Moon-inspired farm RPG, leaves Early Access next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/my-time-at-portia-the-harvest-moon-inspired-farm-rpg-leaves-early-access-next-week/
My Time At Portia is a Harvest Moon-inspired farm life sim RPG that hit Steam Early Access in January 2018. One year later, almost to the day, it will leave Early Access and go into full release, and that means we've got a new trailer to watch.

The Textorcist is a bullet hell where typing is your only weapon
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-textorcist-is-a-bullet-hell-where-typing-is-your-only-weapon/
If there’s one thing the legions of Hell fear, it’s a priest with solid typing skills, at least in The Textorcist, a bullet hell game where reciting scripture is the only way to defeat projectile-spewing demons. It’s due out on February 14 because what says ‘love’ better than exorcising Satanic hordes? Take a gander at the trailer above.

Stab people righteously with Imperius, Heroes of the Storm's new hero
https://www.pcgamer.com/stab-people-righteously-with-imperius-heroes-of-the-storms-new-hero/
Blizzard’s games have no dearth of memorable characters, but I had completely forgotten who the next Heroes of the Storm brawler was until I hunted down his background. It’s Imperius! You know, that archangel that crops up a couple of times in Diablo 3. He’s more important than I’m giving him credit for, but angels don’t need bigger heads. He’s live now, and you can watch his spotlight above.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is getting level scaling options, quests, and monsters soon
https://www.pcgamer.com/assassins-creed-odyssey-is-getting-level-scaling-options-quests-and-monsters-soon/
Ubisoft’s already freakishly huge Greek epic is expanding again this month. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is charging into 2019 with a new DLC episode, along with more free quests, mercenaries and, at long last, some level scaling options. Every time I think I’m close to done, all this new stuff pops up and I find myself dragged back to antiquity.

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game announced for PC, but so far only in Japan
https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-digital-card-game-announced-for-pc-but-so-far-only-in-japan/
Final Fantasy Digital Card Game is, you will be shocked to discover, a digital CCG inspired by the JRPG romps. It is not, lamentably, Triple Triad, otherwise known as Final Fantasy’s most important contribution to the realm of minigames. It’s due out in Japan in 2019, starting with a beta test this month, but Square Enix is yet to announce versions for other regions.

Streamers have been trying to solve Destiny 2's new puzzle for 20 hours straight
https://www.pcgamer.com/streamers-have-been-trying-to-solve-destiny-2s-new-puzzle-for-20-hours-straight/
If your idea of high quality ASMR content is listening to young men who haven't slept in more than a day slowly lose their minds while muttering "lotus, missive, butterfly" as they shoot strange symbols, you should head for the Destiny 2 Twitch directory right now. There you'll find a dwindling band of heroic/deranged streamers who've been trying to beat the game's new Niobe Labs activity.
>> That sounds like a Hell torture to me, but maybe there's a masochist among you...



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.