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hinch said:
Nickle-and-diming on power bricks on a $1000+ device, lmao. Next they'll sell you a box. No phone included.

Never change Apple.

Nah, for iPhone 20 you'll have to pay extra for iOS and additionally for each and every update. And again for the privilege of being able to use the appstore of course...



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You cam joke about it, but it wouldn't surprise me if, in the not too distant future, they sell you an iphone that can't make or recieve any calls, designed exclusively for the apps. Only after buying the earpods you'll be able to actually use it as a phone.



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
Pemalite said:

You can dedicate threads to a process and the utilization % allowed in task manager.

I knew you could dedicate processes, but not their utilization percentage. Every day you learn a bit more...

Often did it on my Ryzen 2700U laptop so it would funnel more TDP into the GPU for higher framerates.

hinch said:
Nickle-and-diming on power bricks on a $1000+ device, lmao. Next they'll sell you a box. No phone included.

Never change Apple.

I mean... They are willing to charge you $1,000 AUD to add wheels to your Mac...
https://www.apple.com/au/shop/product/MX572FE/A/apple-mac-pro-wheels-kit

I could build a gaming PC for that much.

So many people would pay that though. More money than sense?



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Here's one of many reasons why I don't bother buying anything from EGS and their featureless store.

Saints Row The Third Remastered is a complete mess on the PC right now

https://www.dsogaming.com/news/saints-row-the-third-remastered-is-a-complete-mess-on-the-pc-right-now/

"What’s really depressing here is that there aren’t any official forums for Saints Row The Third Remastered. The game came exclusively on Epic Games Store, which does not feature any forums (or at least product comments). Thus, all PC gamers can do is directly email Deep Silver. That is of course if they have a contact email. Otherwise, they can hope to God that the Steam version will fix these issues. And, as you may have guessed, this Steam version will come out one year after the game’s Epic Games Store release."

Of course you can always yar the game and get the non broken version as it's an update that caused it.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:

Here's one of many reasons why I don't bother buying anything from EGS and their featureless store.

Saints Row The Third Remastered is a complete mess on the PC right now

https://www.dsogaming.com/news/saints-row-the-third-remastered-is-a-complete-mess-on-the-pc-right-now/

"What’s really depressing here is that there aren’t any official forums for Saints Row The Third Remastered. The game came exclusively on Epic Games Store, which does not feature any forums (or at least product comments). Thus, all PC gamers can do is directly email Deep Silver. That is of course if they have a contact email. Otherwise, they can hope to God that the Steam version will fix these issues. And, as you may have guessed, this Steam version will come out one year after the game’s Epic Games Store release."

Of course you can always yar the game and get the non broken version as it's an update that caused it.

People have different preferences I guess. If I ever had a problem with a game I wouldn't even think of going to steam forums, my first try will be google, which will probably lead me to a million forums including the official forums if they exist.

It's all fun to shit on EGS for lacking rudimentary features but saying that gamers can only send an email or wait because the store doesn't have a forum is simply wrong.



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vivster said:
Captain_Yuri said:

Here's one of many reasons why I don't bother buying anything from EGS and their featureless store.

Saints Row The Third Remastered is a complete mess on the PC right now

https://www.dsogaming.com/news/saints-row-the-third-remastered-is-a-complete-mess-on-the-pc-right-now/

"What’s really depressing here is that there aren’t any official forums for Saints Row The Third Remastered. The game came exclusively on Epic Games Store, which does not feature any forums (or at least product comments). Thus, all PC gamers can do is directly email Deep Silver. That is of course if they have a contact email. Otherwise, they can hope to God that the Steam version will fix these issues. And, as you may have guessed, this Steam version will come out one year after the game’s Epic Games Store release."

Of course you can always yar the game and get the non broken version as it's an update that caused it.

People have different preferences I guess. If I ever had a problem with a game I wouldn't even think of going to steam forums, my first try will be google, which will probably lead me to a million forums including the official forums if they exist.

It's all fun to shit on EGS for lacking rudimentary features but saying that gamers can only send an email or wait because the store doesn't have a forum is simply wrong.

God forbid what did we ever do before Steam xD .



So the remaster was good and then they fucked it lmao



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Let's go with the Monday news:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

GTA 5 & Civilization 6 free EGS giveaways brought a 245% & 477% jump to PC player numbers
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/gta-5-civilization-6-free-egs-giveaways-brought-a-245-477-jump-to-pc-player-numbers/
SuperData has shared its monthly report, revealing some interesting new data about Grand Theft Auto 5 and Civilization 6. According to the team, the free Epic Games Store giveaways brought a significant boost to their PC player numbers.
Going into more details, GTA 5 saw a 245% increase in its PC player numbers. Furthermore, PC revenue more than doubled as players purchased in-game content. And this right here is the main reason publishers are giving away their games for free on Epic Games Store.
Epic Games has also given for free Sid Meier’s Civilization VI on the Epic Games Store and PC player numbers surged 477%. PC revenue grew by 52% thanks to the promotion and the release of new in-game content, including a season pass.
Additionally, May’s biggest new release, Minecraft Dungeons, attracted 1.8 million players. Still, the Microsoft title, did not earn enough to make it to the top 10 PC games of the month and was only number nine on console.
>> And I still have to try them .

GOG starts the week with two sales:

At the Humble Store we can find a Konami Sale, with up to 75% discounts during the next 10 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/konami-sale/

Fanatical has added flash deals to its Red Hot Sale (the free game is now Valhalla Hills), and another two deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

New STALKER Remake in Unreal Engine 4 screenshots & 4K gameplay footage surface
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/new-stalker-remake-in-unreal-engine-4-screenshots-4k-gameplay-footage-surface/
Ivan_Sorce has shared some new screenshots and a new gameplay video for his upcoming fan remake of STALKER in Unreal Engine 4. These screenshots and 4K gameplay footage showcase the current state of this fan remake.
This STALKER remake in UE4 aims to retain the atmosphere of the original game. Moreover, it appears to be using some assets from it, though I’m not 100% certain about it. From the looks of it, Sorce is planning on offering an authentic remake/remaster of the game in Epic’s engine.

Free Darkstalkers vs Street Fighter MUGEN game is available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/free-darkstalkers-vs-street-fighter-mugen-game-is-available-for-download/
Darkstalkers and Street Fighter are two of the most iconic Capcom fighting series. And while the latter has received a lot of attention, the former has been left out in the cold. Thankfully, though, PC gamers can now enjoy a game that a lot of fighting fans have been dreaming of, Darkstalkers vs Street Fighter.
In order to celebrate the mark of 9500 subs, Gui Santos released a new version of the Darkstalkers vs Street Fighter MUGEN game. Darkstalkers vs Street Fighter Version 7 brings new characters and stages, alongside various improvements and fixes.
>> Here's the download link (MEGA).

The Witcher 3 True Fires Mod overhauls fires, light sources and shadows
https://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/the-witcher-3-true-fires-mod-overhauls-fires-light-sources-and-shadows/
Modder ‘sw3dg1n’ has released a new mod for The Witcher 3 that aims to significantly improve the game’s graphics. As its description reads, True Fires is a complete overhaul of fires, lights & shadows of the main game and HoS including numerous fixes.
True Fires drastically increases draw distances of fires, lights and related meshes and significantly improves shadows. Furthermore, it includes most of the fires from Hyadum27’s fantastic “New Fires” mod and, additionally, adds brand new ones.
>> Available from Nexus Mods (be warned that it's one of t hose mods that brings a big performance hit)

Amnesia The Dark Descent Remaster Mod released, features 4K textures, POM, PBR materials & more
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/amnesia-the-dark-descent-remaster-mod-released-features-4k-textures-pom-pbr-materials-more/
Amnesia fans, here is something special for you today. Modder ‘florian’ has released a Remaster Mod for Amnesia The Dark Descent. This mod aims to significantly improve the graphics of this amazing horror game.
(...)
Amnesia The Dark Descent Remaster Mod features 4K textures for all objects and surfaces. The modder has upscaled all the textures by 4 times, and created some new textures from scratch. Furthermore, this mod adds many PBR materials, and a wide variety of floors and ceilings textures. It also reworks every single normal, specular and some height maps.
Additionally, this mod adds Parallax Occlusion Mapping, updates the game’s shaders and allows every light source to cast shadows. Moreover, it adds more reflections, and allows players to see through windows.
>> There's a video in the article showing it all, and you can download it from ModDB.

GAMING NEWS

Industry insider dismisses the latest Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster rumors
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/industry-insider-dismisses-the-latest-mass-effect-trilogy-remaster-rumors/
Some new rumors regarding a possible remaster/remake of Mass Effect Trilogy surfaced last week. However, industry insider “Shinobi602” dismissed them, claiming that they are as fake as they can get.
>> In case some of you had hopes. At least there are mods for those games that improve and fix a lot of things.

First official gameplay footage for The Dark Pictures: Little Hope released
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-official-gameplay-footage-for-the-dark-pictures-little-hope-released/
Bandai Namco has released a new official video for The Dark Pictures: Little Hope, featuring 7 minutes of gameplay footage. According to the publisher, this gameplay footage is compressed in order to aid streaming quality. Thus, the final game may look slightly better.

New screenshots for Dontnod’s upcoming adventure game, Tell Me Why
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/new-screenshots-for-dontnod-upcoming-adventure-game-tell-me-why/
Dontnod Entertainment has released a new set of screenshots for its upcoming adventure game, Tell Me Why. These screenshots showcase some of the game’s characters, as well as some of its environments.

Tokyo Game Show 2020 will go digital this September as an online-only stream event
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/tokyo-game-show-2020-will-go-digital-this-september-as-an-online-only-stream-event/
Japan’s biggest gaming show is still going to happen this September as a digital-only online stream, as reported by Famitsu. The online show will be held from September 23 to 27th. New game titles will be announced by both major and indie Game developers.
>> Back in the day, the TGS was important for this site and this article, from Saturday, would have a matching thread. Not anymore.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 releases on July 10th, gets new trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/bloodstained-curse-of-the-moon-2-releases-on-july-10th-gets-new-trailer/
Last week, INTI CREATES officially announced the next part in the Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon series. And today, the team revealed that Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 will release on July 10th. In order to celebrate this announcement, INTI CREATES has also released a new gameplay trailer that you can find below.

Call of Duty 2020 Multiplayer Details reportedly leaked, targets Q3 release date
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/call-of-duty-2020-multiplayer-details-reportedly-leaked-targets-q3-release-date/
Back in June, we shared some multiplayer gameplay footage from a WIP version of Call of Duty 2020. And even though Activision has not officially announced yet this new Call of Duty game, some multiplayer details about it have been leaked online.

Fable and Perfect Dark Twitter accounts discovered, registered to Microsoft emails [UPDATE]
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fable-and-perfect-dark-twitter-accounts-discovered-registered-to-microsoft-emails/
It appears that Microsoft will reveal a new Fable and Perfect Dark game at its July event. Earlier today, two Twitter placeholder accounts were discovered. One is for Fable while the other one is for Perfect Dark. Not only that, but both of them are registered to Microsoft email addresses.
UPDATE: Aaron Greenberg, Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, claimed that these registrations were made in order to secure social handles for Microsoft’s IPs.

NVIDIA details Cyberpunk 2077’s Ray Tracing effects, releases new RTX screenshots
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/nvidia-details-cyberpunk-2077s-ray-tracing-effects-releases-new-rtx-screenshots/
As we reported last year, Cyberpunk 2077 will be one of the few triple-A games that will support real-time Ray Tracing effects at launch. At that time, we knew that CD Projekt RED would be using Ray Tracing for ambient occlusion and diffused illumination. However, NVIDIA has recently revealed all of the Ray Tracing effects that Cyberpunk 2077 will feature.

Full-length Cyberpunk 2077 preview 2020 gameplay video + first-person screenshots
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/full-length-cyberpunk-2077-preview-2020-gameplay-video-first-person-screenshots/
A few days ago, we shared a 15-minute gameplay video for Cyberpunk 2077. And today, we are happy to present you the full-length gameplay video from the preview 2020 build of Cyberpunk 2077. This is the full video that CD Projekt RED sent to numerous journalists.
>> It's 25 minutes long, and Zombie9ers has made a thread about it..

EA slightly changes the CPU PC requirements for Star Wars Squadrons
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ea-slightly-changes-the-cpu-pc-requirements-for-star-wars-squadrons/
A couple of weeks ago, we shared the official PC system requirements for Star Wars Squadrons. However, it appears that Electronic Arts has made some changes to the CPU requirements for both Intel and AMD platforms.
>> And has also increased the storage required.

Resident Evil 4 Remake will have expanded story content and areas
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/resident-evil-4-remake-will-have-expanded-story-content-and-areas/
Back in April 2020, we reported on Resident Evil 4 Remake, which is currently under development. And while Resident Evil 4 Remake will not come out anytime soon, industry insider Dusk Golem has shared some minor details about it.
>> The game hasn't been confirmed yet, to take this with caution.

Here are some new screenshots for the upcoming co-op RPG shooter, Outriders
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/here-are-some-new-screenshots-for-the-upcoming-co-op-shooter-outriders/
People Can Fly has released a new set of screenshots for its upcoming co-op shooter, Outriders. Furthermore, Square Enix has announced the second Outriders Broadcast. Thanks to this special broadcast, players will learn about the game’s visceral powers, brutal combat and enthralling environments.



Please excuse my bad English.

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Monday news, part two:

Conan Chop Chop is delayed yet again
https://www.pcgamer.com/conan-chop-chop-is-delayed-yet-again/
Conan Chop Chop was originally presented in 2019 as an April Fools joke, but a couple of months later Funcom revealed that it was actually a real game. It was expected to be out in September of that year, but before that could happen it was pushed into early 2020, so the developers could add online multiplayer.
But then in February it was delayed again, to the second quarter of 2020, so developer Mighty Kingdom could get that "final chop in place." But with that time frame almost expired, Funcom announced today that it's been pushed back yet again "to allow for further development."
>> Looks like they don't know how to finish the joke.

The chillest exploration game gets even chiller in Astroneer automation update
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-chillest-exploration-game-gets-even-chiller-in-astroneer-automation-update/
Extremely relaxed space survival and exploring game Astroneer is getting somewhat more relaxing, which is significant because it is very relaxed already, through the addition of brand new base automation features and some sweet new cosmetic upgrades.

Tactical shooter clans team up to save a World War 2 Airborne Museum
https://www.pcgamer.com/tactical-shooter-clans-team-up-to-save-a-world-war-2-airborne-museum/
A clan of shooter players has rallied an effort around a museum dedicated to the people they fight as in games. Easy Company 506th PIR is a tactical shooter and historical game clan dedicated to commemorating the history of the American 101st Airborne in World War 2. Nicholas Collins, known online as Winter5427, is a leader of the group.

Telltale's delisted Monkey Island game returns to Steam and GOG
https://www.pcgamer.com/telltales-delisted-monkey-island-game-returns-to-steam-and-gog/
When Telltale Games closed in 2018, several of their games were delisted first on Steam and then other storefronts. Players who had already purchased series like Back to the Future and Tales of Monkey Island—a five-part continuation of the LucasArts series with Dominic Armato returning to voice self-styled mighty pirate Guybrush Threepwood—still had access to their copies, but they were no longer available for sale.
Some of Telltale's games have since returned, with The Walking Dead receiving a definitive edition and Batman a "shadow edition", but others remained missing. Until now, Tales of Monkey Island was one of them, but with little fanfare it has returned to both Steam and GOG with Athlon Games listed as its publisher, and is on sale for half-price on both.

Hell Let Loose's upcoming Carentan map looks like hellish, dense urban combat
https://www.pcgamer.com/hell-let-looses-upcoming-carentan-map-looks-like-hellish-dense-urban-combat/
World War 2 tactical shooter Hell Let Loose is preparing to release a big update in the coming weeks, and as part of that they're previewing the new map: Carentan. Familiar to many gamers of a certain age, Carentan was an infamous experience in the first Call of Duty and popped back up in Call of Duty: WW2. I've seen the Battle for Carentan in a lot of games at this point. If I'm being honest, Hell Let Loose's Carentan looks like it might be the most gorgeous one yet. I'll let the screenshots do the talking.

Dying Light's dark fantasy DLC inspired by Hellraid will be out July 23
https://www.pcgamer.com/dying-light-is-getting-a-dark-fantasy-dlc-inspired-by-hellraid/
I expect a lot of us gave up on ever seeing anything related to first-person slashing game Hellraid a few years back (at least, before we see this teaser), but it looks like we're getting something anyway. The next DLC for now-quite-old game Dying Light is a big 'ol tribute to Techland's long delayed, now indefinitely on-hold fantasy game.

Fallout 76's first season starts this week
https://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-76s-first-season-starts-this-week/
Fallout 76 gets its first season pass this week, and it has a boardgame theme. Season one is called The Legendary Run, and has players earn S.C.O.R.E. points by completing tasks to move across a sci-fi game board representing a race between Captain Cosmos and Dr. Zorbo. They'll also earn rewards like ghillie suit armor paint, a variety of retrofuturistic fishbowl spacesuits, and lunchbox consumables that act as xp boosters for players and anyone near them.

Kojima teases his next game again
https://www.pcgamer.com/kojima-teases-his-next-game-again/
While Hideo Kojima hasn't said a single concrete thing about Kojima Productions' next game, he absolutely loves to vaguely tease what he's working on, or sometimes just thinking about working on. And he's back at it again.

Ubisoft is reportedly making a battle royale, Hyper Scape, coming soon
https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-is-reportedly-making-a-battle-royale-hyper-scape-coming-soon/
Ubisoft is getting ready to tease a new game today, according to esports consultant Rod Breslau, and apparently it's a battle royale.
Breslau's sources claim that Hyper Scape a free-to-play FPS from Ubisoft Montreal, set in the future and coming out pretty soon. While Ubisoft is only expected to tease it today, a closed beta will follow shortly, kicking off next week. It will only be a short one, however, as it will be available to everyone on July 12.



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.

You know, when people were suffering issues with that free GTA V on EGS, people flooded the Steam forums for a reason.

All I can say is, thank god Steam actually supports built in forums and guides for each game, because it makes troubleshooting a lot easier, and guides for optimising a game too, rather than me having to spend ages sifting through website after website, to find the answers I seek.

SRR being a mes on PC doesn't surprise me though. Won't be buying it a yr later either.