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Zarx changed his avatar again. Thoughts?

Noice 248 61.39%
 
So soon? I just got used to the last one 14 3.47%
 
it sucks 22 5.45%
 
Your cropping skills are lacking 13 3.22%
 
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Thursday news, the sequel:

A World of Warcraft bug caused big nerfs to some classes in Fated raids
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-world-of-warcraft-bug-has-caused-big-nerfs-to-some-classes-in-fated-raids/
Shadowlands Season 4 has finally arrived in World of Warcraft. It's not unexpected to see a few bugs that need ironing out once a major patch goes live but it seems some classes and specializations aren't functioning as they should while inside Fated raids. As one of the main features of the new season, this is clearly less than ideal.
Update: Blizzard has issued a fix for "abilities scaling improperly" in Castle Nathria, it wrote in a post on the WoW forums. It notes that "active" Castle Nathria instances, presumably meaning any raids that are still in-progress, will be reset as a result of the change.

One of BoardGameGeek's top games now has a Steam version
https://www.pcgamer.com/one-of-boardgamegeeks-top-games-now-has-a-steam-version/
Following the likes of Wingspan and Gloomhaven, a beloved board game has a new digital port in Everdell, which arrived on Steam last week. The low-key strategic game about woodland critters building towns was a huge hit with board gamers in the past few years, climbing into the top 30 games on BoardGameGeek. and winning widespread acclaim. Everdell's been praised for both accessibility and depth: it's easy to understand, but clever strategies still rule.

Court ruling reveals more details about death threats against Destiny 2 developers
https://www.pcgamer.com/court-ruling-reveals-more-details-about-death-threats-against-destiny-2-developers/
Bungie recently filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against Destiny 2 player Luca Leone for cheating, evading bans, and threatening studio employees: At one point, for instance, he told the studio to "keep your doors locked," and indirectly threatened to "commit arson" at Bungie's headquarters. But a ruling issued in June by the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, Canada reveals just how serious those threats were, and how they went far beyond simple trash talk and "jokes."

The Sims 4 patch reminds Sims they don't want to have sex with family members
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-sims-4-patch-reminds-sims-they-dont-want-to-have-sex-with-family-members/
The Sims 4 High School Years expansion arrived at the end of July, but like the educational system itself the new pack was kind of a mess. (...)
EA quickly assured players it would look into the bugs, and a patch has now been deployed that will hopefully clear up all those icky problems. According to EA, the following bugs have been fixed in The Sims 4 base game:

Dead by Daylight studio's new game is a 'building-and-raiding' FPS
https://www.pcgamer.com/dead-by-daylight-studios-new-game-is-a-building-and-raiding-fps/
Dead by Daylight studio Behaviour Interactive unveiled a new "first-person building and raiding game" called Meet Your Maker that challenges players to build and raid sprawling, fortified outposts in the horrific wasteland of the future.

Dead by Daylight publisher reveals a new co-op puzzle game coming in 2023
https://www.pcgamer.com/dead-by-daylight-publisher-reveals-a-new-co-op-puzzle-game-coming-in-2023/
(...)
Currently known as Project S, which I suspect will not be a permanent title, the game is set in an open world filled with quests, secrets, and "a huge variety of puzzle types organically embedded throughout the landscape." It can be played solo or multiplayer—specifics on multiplayer modes haven't been shared yet—with new areas, quests, and abilities unlocking as your character progresses.

Someone finally beat the $20,000 Halo 2 challenge
https://www.pcgamer.com/someone-finally-beat-the-dollar20000-halo-2-challenge/
Earlier this year, Charlie 'Cr1TiKal' White issued a challenge. He offered $5,000 to anyone who could complete a full solo playthrough of Halo 2 on legendary difficulty with 13 of the difficulty-modifying skulls activated. (The 14th skull, called Envy, gives you active camouflage in place of your flashlight.) Three weeks later, with nobody claiming it, he bumped the reward up to $20,000.
In the 18 years since Halo 2's release, no recorded instance of anyone achieving this feat existed. Today, after dozens of attempts spread over the previous weeks, Twitch streamer JerValiN finally completed the challenge. (...)

MultiVersus season 1 has been delayed
https://www.pcgamer.com/multiversus-season-1-has-been-delayed/
The first season of the popular platform fighter MultiVersus has been delayed past its original August 9 release date, and there's no word yet on when it will actually launch. The official MultiVersus Twitter account made the announcement, offering no clear reason for the delay. Since a playable Morty was promised for the season premiere, that new playable character is also delayed.

After 27 years on console, Tactics Ogre is finally coming to PC
https://www.pcgamer.com/after-27-years-on-console-tactics-ogre-is-finally-coming-to-pc/
After a whole lot of leaks, Square Enix have finally come out and announced that, yes, they really are remaking 2010's Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, and it hits Steam on November 11.

Blizzard probably isn't going to charge you $45 for an Overwatch 2 skin
https://www.pcgamer.com/blizzard-probably-isnt-going-to-charge-you-dollar45-for-an-overwatch-2-skin/
Blizzard has clarified it probably won't start charging you $45 for a premium skin after an Overwatch 2 survey caused a bit of a stir amongst players.
The survey, which went out at the end of July, had questions relating to purchasable cosmetics and how much players would be willing to pay. While the questions were the same across every survey, players were fed a variety of price points for Mythic skins—around $15 to $45.
>> "Probably"...

Tencent makes megabucks offer to buy majority stake in Ubisoft
https://www.pcgamer.com/tencent-makes-megabucks-offer-to-buy-majority-stake-in-ubisoft/
A Reuters report says Tencent, China's largest tech company and an absolute gaming behemoth, has its sights set on Ubisoft. Tencent already has a 5% stake in Ubisoft, acquired in 2018, and is apparently looking to gobble up some of the 16% stake held by the Guillemot family, who co-founded and still run the business. Tencent's goal is to become the single largest shareholder in the publisher.
>> Ryuu96 has made a thread about this.



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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Graphics Card Now Reportedly Features 7680 Cores, 12 GB GDDR6X Memory, 300W TBP, Matches RTX 3090 Ti in 3DMark

https://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-4070-graphics-card-now-7680-cores-12-gb-gddr6x-memory-300w-tdp-matches-rtx-3090-ti-rumor/


As I suspected, the 400 watts claim to beat a 3090 sounded nonsense. But as always, take it with a grain of salt. If these specs are legit though, 4070 just might be that sweet spot GPU.



AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 5 7600X CPU Specs Leaked: Up To 16 Zen 4 Cores, 5.7 GHz Boost, 170W TDP

https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-9-7950x-ryzen-9-7900x-ryzen-7-7700x-ryzen-5-7600x-cpu-specs-leaked-up-to-16-zen-4-cores-5-7-ghz-boost-170w-tdp/

Impressive but I am also interested to see what all core clocks are going to be.

Intel’s ARC graphics cards on the brink? About resigning board partners, annoyed system integrators and skeptical retailers. | igor'sLAB

https://www.igorslab.de/en/intels-arc-graphics-cards-on-the-tip-over-resigning-board-partners-system-integrators-and-dealers/

Sounds like Intel is in for a shitshow. The main problem Intel is facing imo isn't Arc but their CPU/Datacenter sales that have been largely affected. If you are going to pour Billions of dollars into a new product line, you better damn well make sure your other product lines are very profitable. It's like how MS is pouring a shit ton of money into buying out large studios. They know that in the long term, it will be worth it but most importantly, they have other sources of income such as Azure that will continue to exceed expectations.

Intel on the other hand isn't in that position. Their Datacenter and consumer CPU space has been largely affected by both AMD and the current climate as we are in a recession, people are buying less products. On top of that, all the not so good press that Arc has been receiving, I am beginning to think the main reason Intel released Arc in China is because no one wanted it in the west. (Especially after reading the article). And those that did order it are sitting on Inventory because... You can easily get Nvidia or AMD instead.

While I do hope Intel continues Arc, they really needed to hit a home run but instead, they missed so hard the bat is in a different field.



             

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JEMC said:

After 27 years on console, Tactics Ogre is finally coming to PC
https://www.pcgamer.com/after-27-years-on-console-tactics-ogre-is-finally-coming-to-pc/
After a whole lot of leaks, Square Enix have finally come out and announced that, yes, they really are remaking 2010's Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, and it hits Steam on November 11.

Another one from the massive Nvidia leak.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:
JEMC said:

After 27 years on console, Tactics Ogre is finally coming to PC
https://www.pcgamer.com/after-27-years-on-console-tactics-ogre-is-finally-coming-to-pc/
After a whole lot of leaks, Square Enix have finally come out and announced that, yes, they really are remaking 2010's Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, and it hits Steam on November 11.

Another one from the massive Nvidia leak.

Is there a comprehensive list as to what games have not officially been announced yet but are still part of the Nvidia leak? That list has to be getting smaller and smaller! 



gtotheunit91 said:
Captain_Yuri said:

Another one from the massive Nvidia leak.

Is there a comprehensive list as to what games have not officially been announced yet but are still part of the Nvidia leak? That list has to be getting smaller and smaller! 

I mainly just follow the one from Gaf

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/update-on-geforce-leak.1634270/



             

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So Alex from DF upgraded his 10900k to 12900k and he did a quick test for shader compilation stutter that has been plaguing a lot of modern PC games and he found what I suspected would be the case:

As the shader compilation is a CPU bound task, when you get a more powerful CPU that is able to compile the shaders faster, the stutter itself will be less noticeable. Now with the 12900k, it is still noticeable no doubt but compared to his 10900k, it is less noticeable as you can see from the dark blue rectangle being 10900k and cyan being 12900k.

I hate the idea of PCs needing to bruteforce through shitty optimization but I get the feeling a couple generations of CPUs from now will be powerful enough to just brute force through shader compilation stutters. Don't tell that to developers though...



             

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JEMC said:

The Thursday news:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

The Epic Store gives away the game Unrailed!: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/unrailed.
Next week... I don't know, they don't even post if there will be a free game or not. We'll have to wait and see..



Captain_Yuri said:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Graphics Card Now Reportedly Features 7680 Cores, 12 GB GDDR6X Memory, 300W TBP, Matches RTX 3090 Ti in 3DMark

https://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-4070-graphics-card-now-7680-cores-12-gb-gddr6x-memory-300w-tdp-matches-rtx-3090-ti-rumor/

As I suspected, the 400 watts claim to beat a 3090 sounded nonsense. But as always, take it with a grain of salt. If these specs are legit though, 4070 just might be that sweet spot GPU.

So, the 4070 now has the specs of the rumored 4070Ti, then?

To be honest, the rumored specs about the 4070 have changed so much that I no longer trust any rumor about it. Not that I did before, mind you, but now my level of confidence is below zero.

Captain_Yuri said:


AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 5 7600X CPU Specs Leaked: Up To 16 Zen 4 Cores, 5.7 GHz Boost, 170W TDP

https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-9-7950x-ryzen-9-7900x-ryzen-7-7700x-ryzen-5-7600x-cpu-specs-leaked-up-to-16-zen-4-cores-5-7-ghz-boost-170w-tdp/

Impressive but I am also interested to see what all core clocks are going to be.

The frequency increase over Zen3 is quite remarkable. Over 1GHz in the case of 7950X.

The most interesting part, for me, is the alleged price of the chips. I know that those prices are in bulk, for trays of usually 1000 CPUs (and then in Europe there's the VAT on top of it that makes it more expensive), but they are cheaper than I thought, specially the 7600X and 7700X.

Oh, and it's also worth noting the last bit of the article, that implies that AMD has pushed the clocks to the limit and pwople won't be able to increase the voltage to overclock them further beyond. 

Conina said:
JEMC said:

The Thursday news:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

The Epic Store gives away the game Unrailed!: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/unrailed.
Next week... I don't know, they don't even post if there will be a free game or not. We'll have to wait and see..

Thank you.

I guess it took them a bit longer than usual to update the store.



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The Friday news. Yay!

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

Fanatical has two new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

Cyberpunk 2077 Mod improves graphics by increasing decoration LODs
https://www.dsogaming.com/mods/cyberpunk-2077-mod-improves-graphics-by-increasing-decoration-lods/
SOSUINEPSIXUYU has released a pretty cool mod for Cyberpunk 2077, aiming to improve its graphics by increasing the decoration LODs. By doing so, gamers will enjoy higher quality models for food, tools, cables, vending machines, forks, spoons, plates, furniture, trash, any container, and music instruments.
Since this mod adjusts the LOD of various objects, it comes with a performance hit. So yeah, keep this in mind before downloading and using this mod.

Flip the script on Elden Ring's toughest foes by playing as Sekiro's final boss
https://www.pcgamer.com/flip-the-script-on-elden-rings-toughest-foes-by-playing-as-sekiros-final-boss/
The Venn diagram of weebs and FromSoft fans is more or less a circle, and modder Hotbite over on the Elden Ring Nexus has just made their dreams come true. Hotbite has successfully implemented the moveset of Sekiro's infamously tough final boss, Sword Saint Isshin, in a playable form in Elden Ring.
Wolf might have been FromSoftware's coolest protagonist, but even he looks like a chump compared to Isshin, another classic FromSoft "tragic boss guy who's way cooler than you'll ever be." Isshin was the heroic, almost mythic champion of Ashina, a charismatic warrior-king who managed to cling to life long enough to see the decline and fall of his kingdom.
In three of Sekiro's four endings you face off against the souped-up "Sword Saint" Isshin, returned to his prime with dark magic, and that version of the boss forms the basis of Hotbite's project. By equipping the Nagakiba, heavy crossbow, and pike in Hotbite's specified order with the mod installed, your character adopts the Isshin moveset, reminiscent of how the two-weapon "power stancing" of the base game works.

The 'lost' Warcraft adventure game can now be played the way it was meant to be
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-lost-warcraft-adventure-game-can-now-be-played-the-way-it-was-meant-to-be/
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans was a point-and-click adventure game cancelled by Blizzard in 1998, and how time flies. The game was lost for most of its history, only existing in a few old screenshots and videos that floated around the internet, but in 2016 the full game suddenly appeared as a download. It was playable, near-complete including cinematics and voice acting, and the individual who leaked it said: "This is my gift for all Blizzard fans, old and new."
To which Blizzard's lawyers responded "This is my DMCA for all hosts of Warcraft Adventures, old and new." The game is thus Out There Somewhere, in the way that nothing can ever be truly scrubbed from the internet, but don't go around bragging if you do find it.
The reason you might want to is that modder DerSilver83 has spent the last six years, on and off, fixing one of the biggest problems with the build, and one pretty important for an adventure game (first spotted by IndieRetroNews). The original leak of Warcraft Adventures was playable start to finish and included nearly all cutscenes, but the latter in particular suffered from de-synced audio and missing sound effects.
(...)
DerSilver83 has now released The Warcraft Adventure Cutscenes Remaster project, a standalone mod containing all the game's cutscenes (i.e. you'll need to track down the game yourself), including the 2 that were not present in the original leak, all completely remastered.

GAMING NEWS

Here is how you can enable Ray Tracing Shadows, Ambient Occlusion & Reflections in Stray
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/here-is-how-you-can-enable-ray-tracing-shadows-ambient-occlusion-reflections-in-stray/
Now here is something really interesting. Stray, the latest cat adventure game, appears to have numerous Ray Tracing effects that are disabled by default. However, PC gamers can actually force these RT effects by simply enabling DX12 support.

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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

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Friday news, part two:

Fromsoft CEO Hidetaka Miyazaki to receive the top gong from Japan's industry body
https://www.pcgamer.com/fromsoft-ceo-hidetaka-miyazaki-to-receive-the-top-gong-from-japans-industry-body/
Japan's Computer and Entertainment Developer Conference (CEDEC) has announced Hidetaka Miyazaki as the recipient of its 'special award', basically the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. Miyazaki joins a list of truly distinguished creators: the first recipient was Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, while others include Dragon Quest creator Yuji Hori, Namco founder Masaya Nakamura, 'father of the PlayStation' Ken Kutaragi, and Sega's arcade god Yu Suzuki.

QuakeCon 2022 will feature dirty keyboards and Skryim sweet rolls
https://www.pcgamer.com/quakecon-2022-will-feature-dirty-keyboards-and-skryim-sweet-rolls/
With the 2022 edition of QuakeCon now just a couple weeks away, Bethesda has revealed the full schedule of events, which will include an up-close look at Redfall, PC building tutorials, speedruns, charity fundraising, and something called the "QuakeCon Dirty Keyboard Contest."

Ukrainian studio Frogwares crowdfunds full-scale Sherlock Holmes remake and gets off to a flier
https://www.pcgamer.com/ukrainian-studio-frogwares-crowdfunds-full-scale-sherlock-holmes-remake-and-gets-off-to-a-flier/
Developer Frogwares recently announced that it would be going back to the future with its Sherlock Holmes games, and remaking its 2006 title Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. This was one of the studio's first games, and is fondly remembered as the one where Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take on a cult dedicated to Cthulhu.
(...)
The studio is part-funding the project through a newly launched Kickstarter, which is happily already well over 2/3rds of the way there. The Kickstarter campaign dishes up some extra details as well as the reveal trailer above.

I shot my nephew in this solo dev's love letter to Final Fantasy Tactics
https://www.pcgamer.com/i-shot-my-nephew-in-this-solo-devs-love-letter-to-final-fantasy-tactics/
If videogames have taught me one thing, it's that I am not a tactical man. I stumble from encounter to encounter, Leeroy Jenkins'ing my way through life without much in the way of forethought, and more often than not I end up punished for it. Such has been my experience with Vanaris Tactics, a new indie strategy game from lone developer Matheus Reis, which hit Steam earlier today.

Crypt of the Necrodancer studio stealth-reveals a sequel
https://www.pcgamer.com/crypt-of-the-necrodancer-studio-stealth-reveals-a-sequel/
The hit rhythm roguelikeCrypt of the Necrodancer got a major update in July—its first such update in five years. Today developer Brace Yourself Games went one step further with the launch of new DLC called Synchrony, and the surprise announcement of a brand-new game in the series.

No more Overwatch 2 betas, Blizzard confirms
https://www.pcgamer.com/no-more-overwatch-2-betas-blizzard-confirms/
In what will no doubt come as a disappointment to many Overwatch fans, Blizzard vice president Jon Spector has announced that there will be no more public betas for Overwatch 2 ahead of its launch in October.

15 years into development, Beyond Good and Evil 2 gets a new lead writer
https://www.pcgamer.com/15-years-into-development-beyond-good-and-evil-2-gets-a-new-lead-writer/
For many reasons, we included Beyond Good and Evil 2 in our list of ten games we can't believe are still technically in development. In fact, we led with it: That piggy in the picture at the top of the list is Pey'j, the mentor and adoptive uncle of lead character Jade.
There's a good reason for that choice. Beyond Good and Evil 2 was announced in 2008 and we've been doing "it's still happening" posts since at least 2014, yet all these years later it's still just a title and a bit of concept art: Ubisoft won't even commit to maybe—maybe!—having it out in 2024. Yet faint signs of life persist, most recently in the form of a new lead writer: Sarah Arellano, who announced the new gig on Twitter.
>> It has already surpassed the 14 years that Duke Nukem Forever took to launch, and I doubt the reception will be much different if it ever launches.

The Dead by Daylight dating sim has no business being this good
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-dead-by-daylight-dating-sim-has-no-business-being-this-good/
Hooked On You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim is a gift to all of the people who play Behaviour Interactive's game about horrific killers, but who also think they might deserve a kiss sometimes. Or all the time, as the staggering waterfall of Dead by Daylight fanart has so explicitly shown. Hooked On You, which is available today on Steam, plucks out four of its hottest villains and puts them on an island with you. Even as someone who hasn't played the popular multiplayer game it's based on (I've seen it played a lot though), it's still a surprisingly charming genre twist that didn't need to be this good.

One of the best roguelikes ever is getting a 3D remake with a rewind function
https://www.pcgamer.com/one-of-the-best-roguelikes-ever-is-getting-a-3d-remake-with-a-rewind-function/
Desktop Dungeons originally came out in 2011, and was a game I instantly fell in love with. (...)
So today is a good day, as the new boutique publisher Prismatika has announced Desktop Dungeons: Rewind: an isometric 3D remake of the IGF-winning 2D original. The new subtitle highlights the game's Rewind feature, which will allow players to (somewhat) cheat death with "an insurance policy that allows you to replay a dungeon from an earlier point, try different strategies and defeat monsters in new ways."

Vampire Survivors adds a bunch of OP cheat codes for the lulz
https://www.pcgamer.com/vampire-survivors-adds-a-bunch-of-op-cheat-codes-for-the-lulz/
The wonderfully OTT bullet hell extravaganza that is Vampire Survivors has received another free update and, as has been the case since its early access release, solo developer Poncle continues to over-deliver. I spoke to him back in March about the game's unexpected (but richly deserved) success, and one of the most refreshing things was his attitude towards game balance:
"I don't care for game balance that much. It's a singleplayer game," says Luca 'Poncle' Galante. "I'm more than happy for people just to go for what they have fun with."
This new patch certainly leans into that.(...)

And these are the GOG and Steam deals for the weekend:

+GOG

+Steam

Until next time, I wish you a happy and gaming weekend (and also cool/warm nights,depending on where you live)..



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

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