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May 21, 2015, 10:46 PM
 
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AMD's next generation GPU, and the first using HBM, High Bandwidth Memory. Codename Fiji, it is generally assumed that it will launch under the name 390X. Someone has an early sample.
Oh, I know. I was wondering, seeing as it's not yet officially "out there."
     
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You mean that the not-yet-released extreme performance monster card gets a playable framerate? Yes, I can imagine...

(BTW, are you sure that the name is 390X? Because now it looks like AMD will do a refresh of Hawaii and call that the 390 series, and Fiji will be a Titan-like supercard).
I'll revise my statement, they're what the media was calling the 390x (Fiji). But yeah, point taken, enough brute force can make nearly anything playable, no matter how many developer hurdles they have to clear.
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May 23, 2015, 12:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
AMD's next generation GPU, and the first using HBM, High Bandwidth Memory. Codename Fiji, it is generally assumed that it will launch under the name 390X. Someone has an early sample.
Someone has had a pair of beta silicon testers in CF for a while now. Not that it's all rosy, because apparently the drivers have typical alpha headaches associated with them (and they have to regularly fill out time-consuming crash reports).
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May 24, 2015, 06:10 AM
 
Someone made a list of confirmed E3 games, and then quickly added a few that are not confirmed at all - marked with a * in the list below:

2K Games
WWE 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One)
*Borderlands 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Battleborn (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Activision
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Guitar Hero Live (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
Skylanders 2015 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS, Android, Fire OS, iOS)
Bethesda Softworks
*Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
DOOM (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
CI Games
*Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Capcom
Street Fighter V (PC, PS4)
*Devil May Cry (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
*Resident Evil (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Deep Silver
Homefront: The Revolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Dead Island 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Electronic Arts
Star Wars Battlefront (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Untitled Plants vs. Zombies game (TBA)
*Titanfall 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
*Battlefield 5 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Need For Speed Reboot (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Mass Effect 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Mirror’s Edge (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Focus Home Interactive
Untitled Deck13 Interactive game (TBA)
Untitled Larian Studios game (TBA)
Vampyr (TBA)
Hello Games
No Man’s Sky (PC, PS4)
Konami
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Microsoft
Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One)
Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)
Quantum Break (Xbox One)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Scalebound (Xbox One)
Nintendo
Star Fox (Wii U)
Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)
Yoshi’s Wooly World (Wii U)
Mario Maker (Wii U)
Square Enix
*Final Fantasy XV (PS4, Xbox One)
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4, Xbox One)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Just Cause 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
*Hitman (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Sony
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)
Until Dawn (PS4)
*The Last Guardian (PS4)
Gran Turismo 7 (PS4)
God of War III Remastered (PS4)
*Uncharted Trilogy (PS4)
Bloodborne Expansion (PS4)
Telltale Games
Minecraft: Story Mode (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS, Android, iOS)
Ubisoft
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Tom Clancy’s The Division (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
*Watch Dogs 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Mad Max (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

E3 2015: The Big List of Confirmed Games
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May 24, 2015, 10:36 AM
 
There was a typo on The Last Guardian. It should be (PS5) not (PS4).

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May 24, 2015, 01:11 PM
 
Anyone else playing Witcher 3?
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May 27, 2015, 12:40 PM
 
MCC: Halo ODST likely to miss May release. 343 still testing. Fans outraged. - NeoGAF


Nintendo’s first true online shooter—Splatoon—is a hot, painted mess | Ars Technica
If there's an online gaming trend, you can bet your ass Nintendo has shown up embarrassingly late to the party. Multiplayer modes, friend lists, in-game voice chat, downloadable games, bug fixes, DLC, even smartphone gaming—for nearly a decade, the company has been too busy catching up to lead or innovate in this space.

Such a track record puts a lot of pressure on Splatoon, Nintendo's first game to primarily focus on online multiplayer. (We wrote at length about that very issue earlier this month, but to wit: Nintendo hasn't launched a game with an online versus shooting mode in nine years.)
What's unfinished about the game? For starters, the map selection feels miniscule. Don't be fooled by Nintendo's promises of free add-on maps to come; the game has launched with a pitiful five maps.
The biggest omissions at this point are voice chat and workable friend modes. Eventually, Splatoon will allow friends to put together four-player teams and eight-player matches (no word on whether fewer than four friends will be able to party up and get into matchmaking). But for now if you'd like to join a friend in battle, you have to go through this ancient-sounding process: call a friend in real life and ask him/her to start a game. (Yes, on the goddamned phone.) The instant they do so, click their name in Splatoon's in-game friend list. If you get the timing right, you'll be paired in the same instance before the four-on-four teams are maxed out. If you're even luckier, you and your friend will join the same team. (Nope, you can't tell Splatoon whether you wanna team up or not.)
Players also can't use any form of communication before, during, or after fights, other than the criminally weak option to shout "yay" or "boo" during battle.
     
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On Monday 1st June at 10am UK time there will be a significant server upgrade and Game Update 1.16 will be available at the same time. Full details follow...
The servers that provide Challenges in DRIVECLUB are being replaced and upgraded. This will bring bigger, better challenges and improve server performance across the game as we continue to work to make the PlayStation Plus Edition of DRIVECLUB possible.
After the update and new servers go live, your Challenges and Event History will start afresh, so please schedule your challenges to end before 10am UK time on Monday 1st June. You can continue to play and create Challenges before the update but please understand that any events that are still active during the update will not continue on the new servers.
Full details for Game Update 1.16 (coming Monday 1st June):
* Challenges will be expanded to support an unlimited number of participants.
* Challenge notifications will be integrated into the Social Hub activity feed for easy access.
* The Challenge Menu will have a new interface to make it easier to join Challenges.
* Evolution Studios Challenges will be added to the Challenge Menu for direct and easy access.
* Invitation options will be optimised to focus on active players and reduce challenge notification spam.
* More of our favourite ‪#‎PS4share‬ pictures created by the community will be added to the Menus.
* Significant technical improvements will be made to enhance server connectivity and prepare for the PlayStation Plus Edition.
It took them 234 days to finally upgrade the servers, like we knew they needed to all along.
     
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May 30, 2015, 10:20 PM
 
Am I really the only one playing Witcher 3?
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May 31, 2015, 08:09 PM
 
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Am I really the only one playing Witcher 3?
Ha...

I guess so, man. Nothing but crickets since your first inquiry. Sorry.

I'm still interested in hearing your thoughts on the game though.
     
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It took them 234 days to finally upgrade the servers, like we knew they needed to all along.
I can't believe that game isn't officially dead.
     
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May 31, 2015, 10:47 PM
 
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Ha...

I guess so, man. Nothing but crickets since your first inquiry. Sorry.

I'm still interested in hearing your thoughts on the game though.
Looks amazing, tons of things to do, combat can be a bit frustrating as it isn't easy.
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Am I really the only one playing Witcher 3?
I might, but am not yet for several reasons:

* It's summer. I'm barely making progress in PoE, since I don't game as much.
* Didn't finish Witcher 2, and since the story is the best thing about it, that feels like a waste
* That BS about nVidia Hairworks turned me off it - better to wait until they've patched it a bit

Steam and GoG usually have an end-of-summer sale. Sounds about the time to pick it up.
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Jun 1, 2015, 09:43 AM
 
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I can't believe that game isn't officially dead.
Why? It's playable for all the people that bought it. And a good game, from what I hear.
     
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I feel like this deserves to be posted.
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I'm sure they'll find a way to mess up network connectivity anyway.
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Bethesda is now running a countdown on

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Why? It's playable for all the people that bought it. And a good game, from what I hear.
Because the launch was so badly botched that I figured it would be DOA and never resurrected. I especially thought this since it doesn't have the carry-over audience that a game like Battlefield 4 did.

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This actually has me really, really interested. I'm not yet sure what it really means, exactly, but interested nonetheless.
     
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Bethesda is now running a countdown on

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Well, I guess that ends the Skyrim or Fallout sequel debate, doesn't it?
     
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Oh boy oh boy oh boy.
     
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Well, there went three months of sek's life...
     
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Watch it be an xbox one exclusive.

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Well, there went three months of sek's life...
To re-use the same image Dakar posted above...



That will be me after my first marathon session.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Watch it be an xbox one exclusive.
Redmond will need a fallout shelter if they do that. Fallout has some serious long term fans, and they're all PC users since the first several games were PC only.
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
That will be me after my first marathon session.
I've got both Fallout 3 and New Vegas sitting on my PC, picked up for pennies during Steam sales. I tried to get Fallout 3 up and running with mods, but it turned out to be a lot more complicated than Skyrim's mod system. I wound up breaking something and deleting the game. Hopefully I'll eventually get to it.

What was it that made you prefer Fallout 3 over Skyrim? The setting more your style?

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Watch it be an xbox one exclusive.
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Redmond will need a fallout shelter if they do that. Fallout has some serious long term fans, and they're all PC users since the first several games were PC only.
Yeah, there's no way. People would be rioting in the streets.
     
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Jun 3, 2015, 11:03 AM
 
I might actually play this one.

…oh, who am I kidding, I'll wait for the price to drop and lose what little interest I have.
     
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…oh, who am I kidding, I'll wait for the price to drop and lose what little interest I have.
And this is why Steam players have hundreds of unplayed titles tied to their accounts.
     
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And this is why Steam players have hundreds of unplayed titles tied to their accounts.
Difference being, they bought them. I didn't pick up Far Cry or The Order or Dragon Age. I did put time into Second Son and Shadow of Mordor.
     
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I did put time into Second Son and Shadow of Mordor.
How my very recommendation of Cities: Skylines didn't send you running for the hills, I'll never know.
     
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Probably because I discovered it before you, and watched youtube footage. Youtube LPs seems to make or break my interest nowadays.
     
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GMG is already trying to push a pre-order for Fallout 4 on me, and we don't have things like a release date or a price yet.

Am I the only one who thinks that they should come up with a sub-title, and not say Fallout 4? To me, New Vegas was the truest Fallout successor of them all.
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What was it that made you prefer Fallout 3 over Skyrim? The setting more your style?
I'm not sure I can even say that's true though since I think Skyrim is a much better game in nearly every possible way. I beat F3 a few times and saw nearly everything there was. I played the hell out of Skyrim and I didn't manage to beat any major storyline due to an overwhelming amount of side-tracking. Dense does not even come close to describing Skyrim.

F3 crashed a decent amount, didn't run very smoothly, the character animations were pretty bad, the manual gunplay was very janky, annoying constant greenish hue, etc.... Skyrim ran like butter, the visuals were downright beautiful, combat was greatly improved and the world was simply enormous. Start on a cave at the surface, 3 hours later you're at Blackreach in awe of the massive deep underground city while fighting steam-powered automatons.

I'm very excited for F4, cuz duh, but New Vegas suffered even worse frame rates, loading times, save corruptions, animations, glitches than F3 did. I hope F4 runs even better than Skyrim and has a fully-playable 3rd person mode, faster loading times would really be appreciated as well.

So to answer your question....because it has guns?
     
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GMG is already trying to push a pre-order for Fallout 4 on me, and we don't have things like a release date or a price yet.

Am I the only one who thinks that they should come up with a sub-title, and not say Fallout 4? To me, New Vegas was the truest Fallout successor of them all.
Honestly, I think "Fallout 4" makes sense. It's a different generation, engine, etc.

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I'm not sure I can even say that's true though since I think Skyrim is a much better game in nearly every possible way. I beat F3 a few times and saw nearly everything there was. I played the hell out of Skyrim and I didn't manage to beat any major storyline due to an overwhelming amount of side-tracking. Dense does not even come close to describing Skyrim.

F3 crashed a decent amount, didn't run very smoothly, the character animations were pretty bad, the manual gunplay was very janky, annoying constant greenish hue, etc.... Skyrim ran like butter, the visuals were downright beautiful, combat was greatly improved and the world was simply enormous. Start on a cave at the surface, 3 hours later you're at Blackreach in awe of the massive deep underground city while fighting steam-powered automatons.

I'm very excited for F4, cuz duh, but New Vegas suffered even worse frame rates, loading times, save corruptions, animations, glitches than F3 did. I hope F4 runs even better than Skyrim and has a fully-playable 3rd person mode, faster loading times would really be appreciated as well.

So to answer your question....because it has guns?


Having gone back through Skyrim on PC the past few months, it definitely came up short story-wise, and there wasn't a ton of life, but the size of the world mostly made up for it.
     
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Fallout has an excellent backstory, so Bethesda's games can tap in to that and do what they do best on top of a world that already has all the hard worldbuilding done. The ES world is pretty dull, standard eighties roleplaying tropes of the "throw everything in" variety (Tolkien-style elves and orcs, of course, but also really powerful magic, and lots of vampires and other undead, and some japanese samurai, and vikings, and humanoid cats and lizards, and all of it is in a Rome-style empire, and...), so they have to work pretty hard at making a story all themselves. If you ignore the poor story and just treat it as a sandbox, it works fine, but Fallout has something more.
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Planetside 2 finally comes out June 23rd for the PS4.
     
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Originally Posted by P View Post
Fallout has an excellent backstory, so Bethesda's games can tap in to that and do what they do best on top of a world that already has all the hard worldbuilding done. The ES world is pretty dull, standard eighties roleplaying tropes of the "throw everything in" variety (Tolkien-style elves and orcs, of course, but also really powerful magic, and lots of vampires and other undead, and some japanese samurai, and vikings, and humanoid cats and lizards, and all of it is in a Rome-style empire, and...), so they have to work pretty hard at making a story all themselves. If you ignore the poor story and just treat it as a sandbox, it works fine, but Fallout has something more.
Despite having played Skyrim just after release, I wasn't familiar with the Elder Scrolls universe until just a few months ago, and I've got to say...it's the dumbest, most confusing thing I've ever read, and somehow there are still people that are fully invested in it.

Something about how the different worlds are actually a bunch of flat planets on several different planes, blah blah blah... How about just give me a big planet with continents — something that's actually comprehensible? Even their god histories are unnecessarily confusing. I'm really not sure who would write this crap.

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Planetside 2 finally comes out June 23rd for the PS4.
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I just realized what Planetside 2 reminds me of: an even larger scale MAG.

[EDIT] And this YouTube player actually says it right before the 4:00 mark on this video.
     
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Despite having played Skyrim just after release, I wasn't familiar with the Elder Scrolls universe until just a few months ago, and I've got to say...it's the dumbest, most confusing thing I've ever read, and somehow there are still people that are fully invested in it.

Something about how the different worlds are actually a bunch of flat planets on several different planes, blah blah blah... How about just give me a big planet with continents — something that's actually comprehensible? Even their god histories are unnecessarily confusing. I'm really not sure who would write this crap.
A committee.

Elder Scrolls:Arena - the first one - was supposed to be a game about fighting as gladiators in an Arena. It was a more adventure-y game at release, but it says something about where the story came from. They copy from EVERYTHING - it's like those tech specs with check marks that were so popular in the nineties, you win by not leaving a single box open in your column. The various planes of reality are cribbed from D&D. The world is not flat, per se - it is a planet with moons, but the Daedra each have parallel dimensions with different rules of physics.

Combine this with a desire to leave some stories mysterious to have something to talk about next time, and just not plain keeping things straight, and it is extremely confusing - and all of it is extremely derivative.
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Be prepared to die a lot.
I'll remind you that out of the two of us, I'm the one who actually played the beta.
     
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I'll remind you that out of the two of us, I'm the one who actually played the beta.
I'm not saying you won't be skilled. I've played the PC version. Everyone's dying all around, constantly. It's like Normandy Beach every match.

Is the player cap the same on PS4?
     
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Having not payed much attention to ps2, describe it for me in one sentence. Besides being Normandy Beach.
     
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The Fallout 4 announcement of course made me dive in to 3 and NV again. Are there any mods I should absolutely install?
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Only played F3 on the PC once, and I didn't use any mods
     
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Originally Posted by P View Post
The Fallout 4 announcement of course made me dive in to 3 and NV again. Are there any mods I should absolutely install?
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Only played F3 on the PC once, and I didn't use any mods
I've found it a lot more difficult to install the mods for F3 than I did for Skyrim.

However, here are the must-haves (I'm told):

Arefu Expanded

DC Interiors Project

DC Moods

[EDIT] If you want a real deep dive (YouTube vide): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT1LronPZYU
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So far it's crashing nicely without any mods, so maybe I should fix that first before I start trying to mod it.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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So far it's crashing nicely without any mods, so maybe I should fix that first before I start trying to mod it.
In my situation, it was as simple as updated GFWL.

There is a guide on Steam that I'm having trouble accessing from work, but the GFWL fix was Step 1 in a long process. The author said it might be all that's required to fix the issue — for me it was. There's also a quick link to said update.
     
 
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