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  1. RTX 2000 series GPUs

    My 1080 does 1440/144 perfectly fine i think 1080Tis can do 4k at 60
  2. RTX 2000 series GPUs

    The lack of games that support ray tracing right now is sort of hilarious to me, not sure why NVIDIA didn't wait since they are already so far ahead of the competition. I am interested what the frame rate and resolution numbers are going to be with ray tracing on. I get the feeling that they will be pretty low by today's high end graphics standards, but maybe NVIDIA will surprise me. I got a 1080 a few months ago so I'm not really looking to upgrade anyway, if ray tracing gets widespread adoption and seems worth it perhaps I will get the next generation of cards the 2010s or 3000s depending on how the new naming convention goes.
  3. Cyberpunk 2077

    Interesting article about the politics & assumptions in 2020 and on display in the demo for 2077
  4. Cyberpunk 2077

    You don't make choices in a lot of those games though, you are in a level with a bunch of enemies you need to kill or get past, there is no alternate way to do it. I am specifically annoyed by things like Nico from GTA4 lamenting his life of crime in cut scenes and then allowing you to murder a whole city in game play. The discussion of the scavengers in the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer reminded me of those kinds of moments. Hitman Blood Money and Mercenaries Playground of Destruction actually had decent systems for dealing with this, killing civilians cost you money, its a good way to encourage players to not be complete psychopaths. Despite my issues with Dues Ex it also did a good job of not having a visible morality slider but adjusting NPC reactions to you based on how many people you killed.
  5. Cyberpunk 2077 PC Gamer wrote up some thoughts on the trailer
  6. Cyberpunk 2077

    I dislike morality systems, especially ones that are explicitly laid out in sliders, But in games like GTA I get grossed out by the total ignoring of horrific player actions. I just get the feeling this game will let me murder everyone all the time and no one in the game will bat an eye. That dissonance was already on display a bit when the main character and her partner were talking about how fucked up the scavengers were without really thinking about how many people they had killed that day alone.
  7. Cyberpunk 2077

    Gameplay Demo: My thoughts: Gameplay, at least in the demo looks like what the new Deus Ex games should have been. Although the lack of any sort of morality system probably means the game can get super fucked up. The damage numbers remind me a lot of Borderlands. Hope you can toggle them off. The swearing and nudity fell like some #EDGY #GRITTY #CONTENT like GoT or WestWorld. A bit disappointing but not surprising considering the Witcher 1 sex cards. The narrator was super weird and a bit of a creep. Overall I am excited, but a bit wary as I didn't enjoy Witcher 3 very much and have been burned by my enthusiasm for cyberpunk games before.
  8. I just picked this game up yesterday and wow it has really pulled me in. It feels like early minecraft, when you are all alone in a crappy little hole in the ground trying to survive in a hostile and confusing environment. I prefer freedom mode (no hunger or thirst.) because its hard enough to collect resources, not drown or get eaten without having to eat and drink all the time. They have done an amazing job making the world, its really pretty and well designed. I love the vibrant sea life just swimming around doing whatever. The music feels wonderfully thematic. The ability to dock the little sub in the bigger sub and the moonpool is so awesome. I am really excited to see how the game progresses. I cannot wait to build both subs in my game and explore the deepest depths.
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  10. Recently completed video games

    Dragon Age Inquisition I was worried going into it, DA2 and ME3 had really soured me on Bioware games but I had a great time, its pretty astounding how much writing goes into games like DAI and how much of it is decent. Dragon Age Origins is still my favorite game to play as a spell caster but DAI is a close second. More RPGs need an agro system that allows your companions to tank while you dish out damage as a caster. Also having spells level with your stats instead of having fireball 1,2,3,4 etc. is so much better. Only thing I really missed from DAO was spell combos. Overall I enjoyed the game a lot, not sure that the DLC would be worth it at full price, but I got the whole package on deep discount.
  11. Star Wars Episode 8

    They are far too busy rushing to the next CGI heavy action scene to really give the characters much development. There are also so many characters that all need screen time so the film is spread thin between them
  12. Star Wars Episode 8

    Last Jedi is on US netflix ATM so I decided to finally watch it:
  13. I totally agree, the villain is pretty good and him not being switched out was a welcome change. Just finished the season today, its possibly a better season than 1 because it lacks the villain switch and the ending was really interesting. Excited for Season 3. Overall its either the 2nd or 3rd best season of a Marvel Netflix show. Cant quite decide how to rank the two Luke Cage seasons, #1 is still JJ S1.
  14. What's the Name of the Game!?

    81: looks a bit like Jazz Punk 82: Master of Orion 1?
  15. E3 2018

    Figured we could pull together discussion of new stuff and info from E3 into one place. So far E3 has done their announcements The only thing from their conference i care about is that they are turning command and conquer into some sort of mobile game, sad to see that happen to one of my childhood favorites
  16. Looking for TBS recommendations

    Have you checked out Xenonauts? Its a good compromise between the Original Xcom and the new ones.
  17. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    I am super excited about this. I didn't like absolution but loved all the previous games a lot. "He adds that in Absolution the studio felt they had good controls, a good core that they could use. “What we’re basically saying is: imagine if you take the best parts of Absolution and marry them to the best parts of Blood Money. That’s the essence of the game we are building" Pretty Much what I wanted to hear. If they can make a game like Blood Money with wide open multi-assassination path levels and less sexism in character modeling I will be super happy. I also like the weekly challenge idea they have: “We could also have a secret target in [Paris] that only appears let’s say in the weekend. The plan is at the moment to say the only thing you’ll get is a portrait and you have to find him. It’s not like everyone is competing against each other. He’s live in your sandbox but the thing is he’s going to be gone in 48 hours and will never come back. There are going to be some unique challenges. “What we expect to happen is that people will go to Twitch, they’ll start debating what’s going on, where’s he going, what are his habits in this level… Once you try to go for him that’s your one shot. If you kill him, he’s dead. If you killed him in a brutal, messy way that’s going to be the story of how he dies. If you do it silent assassin that’s perfect, that’s your shot. We really like this idea. No matter what – you’ve seen all the Twitch feeds, you’ve tried to do everything the experts are doing – now it’s you doing it.”
  18. Idle Thumbs Readers Slack & Discord

    Invite sent
  19. This topic came up on the latest Crate & Crowbar Two that spring to mind are playing Liar's Dice in real life after playing it a ton in Red Dead Redemption and traveling to Morocco partially because of the Hitman level. I was trying to decide on somewhere to travel to and Hitman 2016's Marrakesh level reminded me of a desire to travel to North Africa. A friend learned how to play an ocarina because of Zelda, i assume this was pretty common. What about yall?
  20. Far Cry 5

    Haven't finished the game yet, but I found my enjoyment of the open world constantly being ruined by the way story missions are forced on you. Pulling you out of the open world like they do is really annoying and made me try and rush to complete the regions as fast as possible to get them out of the way. Now that I have defeated the 3 sub-bosses I am having more fun going around and doing side missions. Also not really sure why they added so many items, paint jobs etc. Why can't I buy a scope and have it available across all guns? Overall its still a solid open world shooter, I just wish they had let me do the story on my own time.
  21. GOTFHOTY 2018

    1. Surviving Mars: Fixes a lot of the issues I have with city builders, there is a constant pressure to keep resources balanced, and to keep expanding before mines run out, a really fun game that I should get back to some day. 2. BATTLETECH Great game I liked how much more in depth the systems are than an XCOM. Enjoyed the campaign a lot, wish there was more mission variety for the randomly generated missions tho. 3. Into The Breach Great little strategy game, I hope someone iterates on this and makes a bigger deeper game I have mostly been playing older games this year I guess.
  22. Legion (FX series)

    I liked the final episode, I agree we will have to see how its handled in S3, but I am very excited to see how S3 plays out
  23. E3 2018

    Origins was a good game that changed quite a bit from previous ones, it also had a very pretty world to explore. The combat system was miles better than the last AC game I played. Not sure if I will buy at launch but I will totally pick it up. I am down for more of the same.
  24. Id's Rage

    I really hope this game goes for a Just Cause or Far Cry for an open world where you don't just drive between linear levels. RAGE and Mad Max both had that and it sucked.
  25. E3 2018

    Best thing about ES6 not coming out for a while is that maybe Skywind will actually finish instead of moving to the new engine in perpetuity