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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Review

https://www.techspot.com/review/2403-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3050/

Nvidia does what AMDon't and that is release "budget" products that aren't junk

Ray Tracing:


Review Roundup if you wanted to check out other reviews:

https://videocardz.com/123536/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3050-review-roundup

Intel Core i3-12100F Review - 5.2 GHz OC with an Asterisk 73 Intel Core i3-12100F Review - 5.2 GHz OC with an Asterisk

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i3-12100f/



             

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JEMC said:

I know they've announced it because it got leaked on a Chinese forum but, even then, it has to be one of the more lackluster announcements I've seen in quite a while.

Not interested in Crysis to be honest.

The game I'm waiting to be announced will hopefully pop up in March or sometime around that time on Steam.



    

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Chazore said:

They have a habit of announcing the new expacs a month of few after the end raid/end story cinematic, because after the main end-game raid, there really isn't much for players to do (for those that were playing it the whole time, those like me playing catch up will have more to do), so Blizz would usually hold a con that yr and announce the new expac, but since that's not happening atm, I'm not entirely sure when they'll even announce it.

They could just shadow drop a trailer or sneak peak cinematic, but for a game like WoW, that's rather small (Even SE does more for marketing it's new expacs these days than Blizz does).

I'm a bit excited and disappointed that Blizz is going to go with the Dragon Isles, mostly because we knew since Cata that the dragon aspects lost all their immortality and left the "future of azeroth" to us, the players, so having us fight Dragon aspect battles for them on the Dragon isles like we did for Khadgar during WoD/Legion leaves me a bit frumpy. 

I guess this is them just dragging things out before Azeroth somehow takes some spiritual or physical avatar form, because I know the end-game for WoW is us, the light vs the Void, and then that's the ultimate end of WoW's story (There really isn't anywhere to take it afterwards, because we've done the whole faction vs faction, faction vs the light, faction vs the dark, faction vs the new unheard of bad guys etc). 

I just hope that with the new expac, that we actually get to go out and do more meaningful quests, instead of being glued to an anti-social mission table, that's mostly composed of fetch quests or timed ones, all to gather small drops of resources (seriously, I'm really sick of mission tables and resource gathering and they've been doing this kind of thing since the first Vanilla raid of Ahn'Qiraj).

Yeah I feel the next expansion really needs to pull people back into it. The amount of timegating in SL to appease the hardcore was pretty bad and it put a lot of players off, with very little content outside of raids and singular area's to farm. And those mission tables are awful idd. I think I quit Retail during during 9.1 as I don't really care for raids and it was too much work/grind to actually play the game for the story.

Dragon Isles being the centre does seem promising. Though long term players want to see the game story progression at a faster pace. Like its been a long time coming to see the battle for battle against the Void and it kinda feels like they're dragging it on a bit.

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hinch said:

Yeah I feel the next expansion really needs to pull people back into it. The amount of timegating in SL to appease the hardcore was pretty bad and it put a lot of players off, with very little content outside of raids and singular area's to farm. And those mission tables are awful idd. I think I quit Retail during during 9.1 as I don't really care for raids and it was too much work/grind to actually play the game for the story.

Dragon Isles being the centre does seem promising. Though long term players want to see the game story progression at a faster pace. Like its been a long time coming to see the battle for battle against the Void and it kinda feels like they're dragging it on a bit.

Gonna be honest with my take on Sl so far:

The time gating in this expac is possibly the worst I've seen in all of WoW, from the locked missions to locked progression and even mission table progression being locked, which further put you behind what you could otherwise be working on, but since it had to be drip fedto us months at a time, I was put off and unsubbed.

Mission tables just straight up make me feel like I'm not playing an MMO, but babby's first RPG, where it's all fetch this/kill 5 of this, and it's all for tiny drops of resources, not fun at all.

Professions have once again been nerfed, given less uniqueness to them, as well as rolling first aid into tailoring, and while I do tailoring, not everyone does, and that just sucks by default (also first aid can be interrupted in combat, making this an out of combat heal, thus making first aid pointless as fuck). 

WoW tokens was Blizz's shady masked way of trying to do away with gold farmers. This expac it's just reached a boiling point where the online eco is just bad. I cannot find goods for my professions at decent prices, because people are just buying the tokens and selling for gold, thus a percentage of the player base become rich whenever they want, leading to jacked up material prices for even more money, so some can buy the tokens back or buy them to sell to others.

Tokens need to go. Either go full B2P like ESO or stay with the sub model, because tokens I feel are fucking with the economy and allowing more bots to farm and pay for their own play time. 

Bots, oh man bots, who hasn't seen a bot farming last expansion or current expansion areas?. I've seen them in BFA zones to this day as well as current SL zones, just farming areas where I'd have to go, because auction houses prices are stupidly high on my server, so now the bots are making my mat gathering a pain in the ass. 

Then there's this over arching issues I've had with WoW since Legion, and that's "play any zone you want: the game".

By allowing us to go to any zone we want, we end up taking in the story from different characters at different times, and I've seen over time that this kinda warps the story for me in some ways, especially with watching one cinematic that had high stakes in it beforehand, then watching another cutscene sometime after that had low stakes, and would have made sense if their order was reversed. 

I'm just too used to traditional WoW levelling processes, where I cannot go in X zone, because I'm too lower lv for it, and I know we still have that design around in current WoW, but it feels so less of a thing in current expacs, when you're allowed to choose up to 4-5 zones that all fit within the same lv spec, instead of having to take those 4 zones in a specific order (which would also aid the storyline and it's own order of being viewed). 

This is also the expansion where I felt like the devs weren't in direct contact with gamers of each class, especially and once again, Warlocks. I visit the WoW forum every few months, and since I main the Warlock class, I'm gonna go check out the Warlock sub threads, and each time I go visit them, it's always filled with issues with the class, loss of class fantasy, Demonology still feeling like a bigass chore, etc.

Ion has had years to hire someone who likes playing Warlock and knows how to code, to actually represent that class on the forums, and for years he hasn't done this, meanwhile every other class has a coder/Mod on each class's respective sub thread to talk to players of each class and asking/looking for feedback (while Warlock players scream into the dark abyss and hardly get an answer). 

If Blizz want the next expansion to do better, they really need to cut the shit with time gating/drip feeding content and also cut out mission tables. let me go out and actually quest properly for once. Let me feel like a nobody who's out for adventure, not the "special" "champion of Azeroth", because I've heard that a billion times and I don't feel like I'm any sort of champion, but a Peon wearing a star badge and being told I'm the only hope for the world (while in-game cinematics clearly show the real NPC's being heroes and doing more than you possibly can). 

Blizz could even take a page from ESO, make the main expac, then release content over the course of a single year in 3 smaller DLC sized packs. Eso expacs launch for cheaper prices, always feel like there's something new added throughout the year. Current WoW has us playing the same expac for like 2 years, and it always feels like it's being slowly drip fed (I don't care for PVP content or pet battle shit, let alone mythic plus raids).

I used to love raiding, but my last real engaging raid was way, way back during Seige of Orgrimmar, and that was like 2013... 

Raids today just ask either more of you for a possible roll at getting something, or having to put up with the Raid leader being an asshole. 

I do want to see more of Wrathion in the new expac, as well as what's going on with Alexstrasza. During SL I was super happy that they brought Ysera back, because she was one of my all time fave dragon Aspects (yes I cried like a bitch when we had to kill her during Legion). 



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BasilZero said:
JEMC said:

I know they've announced it because it got leaked on a Chinese forum but, even then, it has to be one of the more lackluster announcements I've seen in quite a while.

Not interested in Crysis to be honest.

The game I'm waiting to be announced will hopefully pop up in March or sometime around that time on Steam.

I played the first one. It was ok but I never understood how somne folks could switch between powers so fast and do so many things. For me it depleted in a matter of seconds!

I should give Warhead a try some time.



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Steam Deck Launching February 25th

https://steamcommunity.com/games/1675180/announcements/detail/3117055056380003049

"Hello, the day is almost here! On February 25th, we will be sending out the first batch of order emails to reservation holders. Customers will have 3 days (72 hours) from receipt of their order email to make their purchase, before their reservation is released to the next person in the queue. The first units will be on their way to customers starting the 28th, and we plan to release new order email batches on a weekly cadence.

In addition, we're sending out press units for full review shortly. Press review embargo on Steam Deck coverage will lift on February 25th, but keep an eye out for some preview coverage and impressions before that. In the meantime we're working to tie up the last few loose ends and polish some rough edges, and are excited to get these out to you at the end of next month!


Additional details for the curious:

We will start sending invites shortly after 10:00 am on February 25th, PST
Order emails are sent in the same order that reservations were made.
You can only order the Steam Deck model that you originally reserved.
Your reservation deposit will be applied to the final price of Steam Deck, and shipping costs are included."



             

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With the announcement of Crysis 4, it reiterates how legit Nvidia's massive leak was. (The lack of Bloodborne and Gravity Rush, the two games I really want on PC, already proved to me how legit it was).

https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/pndwey/definitive_compilation_of_leaked_geforce_now/

I'll probably end up buying Forbidden West on PC whenever that comes around. Assuming it's priced less terribly that is or I'll wait for a sale.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:

With the announcement of Crysis 4, it reiterates how legit Nvidia's massive leak was. (The lack of Bloodborne and Gravity Rush, the two games I really want on PC, already proved to me how legit it was).

I feel your pain, my dude.



 

 

 

 

 

Captain_Yuri said:

With the announcement of Crysis 4, it reiterates how legit Nvidia's massive leak was. (The lack of Bloodborne and Gravity Rush, the two games I really want on PC, already proved to me how legit it was).

https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/pndwey/definitive_compilation_of_leaked_geforce_now/

I'll probably end up buying Forbidden West on PC whenever that comes around. Assuming it's priced less terribly that is or I'll wait for a sale.

I've learned to just wait for a sale when it comes to MS/Sony games these days.

Bought HZD and Days Gone when they both went on sale last yr, bought them both for the price of a single AAA game of today's price (£50). I'll wait for GoW to go down in price, probably by this summer and then I'll likely nab it by then. 

Also waiting on AoE IV to build up more content and updates, then I'll possibly nab that, but MS seems to take a lot longer at sorting their games out on PC compared to Sony's 1 yr (State of Decay 2 has taken years to get the updates it sorely needed and 1 reboot mega update as well). 



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The Thursday news, all in one post:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel is kicking ass on Steam
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/yu-gi-oh-master-duel-is-kicking-ass-on-steam/
Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel has launched on Steam and, as what developer Konami calls the definitive digital edition of the trading card game, seems to have landed big-time. The free-to-play card-shuffler has been riding high in various Steam charts, most notably hitting a peak of 262,333 concurrent players (over the last 24 hours, the peak was 233,099), and boasts mostly positive reviews.

The Epic Store is going to give DAEMON X MACHINA during this week: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/daemon-x-machina
And next week, they'll give away Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair.

GOG has announced that new titles from Bethesda, Devolver and Paradox have joined their Lunar New Year Sale. Check them out from here: https://www.gog.com/en/news/welcome_the_newcomers_to_gogs_new_year_sale

While we wait for the big sale to start later today, Steam has a new daily deal: The Invisible Hand, that has a demo and it's 50% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/628200/The_Invisible_Hand/.

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

This mod lets you play Dark Souls as Hidetaka Miyazaki
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/this-mod-lets-you-play-dark-souls-as-hidetaka-miyazaki/
The enormous success of the Souls series has led elements of the community to somewhat deify one of the key creative forces behind it, Hidetaka Miyazaki. While these games are worked on by hundreds of coders and artists, Miyazaki's stamp on the final product is always unmistakable, from his deeply melancholy and oft-grim tales of heroism to the sense of slapstick humour that pervades these bleak and deadly landscapes.
Miyazaki himself remains something of an enigmatic figure: He gives great interviews without ever really saying much, and part of the games' magic is that their surprises are kept hidden from players until release. I guess all this preamble leads up to a very silly thing, which is that now you can bum around in Dark Souls as the director of Dark Souls.
The Miyazaki as Dragon mod replaces human and hollow player characters in dragonform with a pretty spectacular likeness of the man himself ('dragonform' is a transformation that comes with one of the game's covenants). The mod comes in both Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered flavours, and the 3D model is the same one previously used to put Miyazaki in Sekiro, which you can see below.

Resident Evil 4 HD Project releases next week after 8 years of work
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/resident-evil-4-hd-project-releases-next-week-after-8-years-of-work/
The Resident Evil 4 HD project began in 2014 and, eight years or so down the line, is finally complete and will release February 2nd. You may well be wondering why this project exists at all, given that developer Capcom has re-released Resident Evil 4 itself in several HD versions, and the answer is: They weren't so good.

GAMING NEWS

FF14's new Oceania server is free real estate for the best and worst usernames imaginable
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/ff14s-new-oceania-server-is-free-real-estate-for-the-best-and-worst-usernames-imaginable/
Final Fantasy 14 launched its new Oceania data center yesterday, finally providing our friends down under with good ping and good vibes. But there was something else I hadn't considered with a new server launch—it's prime real estate for all the common and meme names that are usually nabbed by veteran players.

Half-Life 2's UI is being quietly redesigned
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/half-life-2s-ui-is-being-quietly-redesigned/
As preparations for the imminent Steam Deck launch continue apace, Valve has quietly released a beta update for Half-Life 2 that rejuvenates its interface to make it more accessible on the upcoming handheld—and on modern desktop displays.

Taiko no Tatsujin is finally out on PC, but it's currently unplayable
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/taiko-no-tatsujin-is-finally-out-on-pc-but-its-currently-unplayable/
Taiko no Tatsujin got its first official PC release today on PC Game Pass and the Microsoft Store—not that anyone would know thanks to Bandai Namco's shocking lack of marketing. It's a fantastic rhythm game series and one of my personal favourites. Don't be rushing to your desks to give it a whirl just yet though, as the game is currently unplayable for those on PC.

Hello Games returns to Joe Danger for the ultimate feelgood moment
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/hello-games-returns-to-joe-danger-for-the-ultimate-feelgood-moment/
These days, Hello Games is known mostly for No Man's Sky. An over-reaching procgen galaxy jaunt that was almost toppled by its own ambition, before one of the great comeback stories saw it over many years evolve into the experience it is now. Before No Man's Sky, however, Hello Games started off with a smaller project: Joe Danger.
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Out of nowhere, a remastered Joe Danger appeared yesterday sporting improved visuals, a higher frame rate, multitouch improvements, ProMotion and Gamepad support, and even localisation updates. It caught most folk by surprise, and the reason why it happened is that Hello itself got caught off-guard by a message from a big fan.



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