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Madventure

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So FYI if you like warhammer games...
If you can get your hands on White Dwarf Issue 482, they have a code in it for a bundle of Warhammer games that will redeem on GOG also some 50% + discount coupons on newer games as well and DLC, there was some games I already owned on GOG
 
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toxicitizen

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Got my new monitor! Looking at pictures of 21:9 and 32:9 ultrawide monitors online, I got the impression that a 32:9 would be huge but a 21:9 would feel only slightly wider than my 16:9 but I was so wrong lmao. This thing is massive. I had to redo some of my cable "management" just to be able to fit my tiny speakers on my desk alongside the two monitors. I know a 32:9 is literally as wide as two monitors but this thing definitely feels like having two monitors in one. I love it! :steam_pigblanket:
 

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Got my new monitor! Looking at pictures of 21:9 and 32:9 ultrawide monitors online, I got the impression that a 32:9 would be huge but a 21:9 would feel only slightly wider than my 16:9 but I was so wrong lmao. This thing is massive. I had to redo some of my cable "management" just to be able to fit my tiny speakers on my desk alongside the two monitors. I know a 32:9 is literally as wide as two monitors but this thing definitely feels like having two monitors in one. I love it! :steam_pigblanket:
Which monitor?
 

MonthOLDpickle

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That links to top of page and if there is an image or link or embed in your post I see nothing >.> toxicitizen
I would show a screenie but the site isn't letting me attach a link to it. So direct link to it instead.

 
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MonthOLDpickle

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Weird, it should link directly to my post on the previous page. Here's the pic again.



In case it doesn't show, it's an ultrawide ASUS ROG Strix 34'' 180hz gsync monitor.
Does this come with the snapping feature where you can make it act like two monitors and such? Sometimes I play and watch stuff on my second monitor.
 

toxicitizen

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Does this come with the snapping feature where you can make it act like two monitors and such? Sometimes I play and watch stuff on my second monitor.
If you mean picture=by-picture where you can have it act as two distinct monitors taking in different video inputs then sadly no but since I have a second monitor I don't really need it personally.
 

「Echo」

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I’ve been meaning to ask, how are you holding up? What’s new?
In a word? Stressed!


holy shit am I stressed. Got a week left before I gotta move on out, but nowhere to call home. I've spent the whole month looking, have had so many close calls and "almosts" even got scammed a couple times. (People advertising properties they don't even own. Sigh) Ever since Covid, looking for a place to live is so so soul crushing. There are so many factors too, and money involved... oof. One big pain in the butt has been trying to find a place that accepts pets, my tiny little floofball of a cat is the most harmless critter around, but it doesn't matter. I've had her for 13 years, and I'm not gonna just give her up!! 👊

I've got the money for the moving truck, I've got the money for petrol back to NY. I've barely got enough left over after those two expenses, but I figure it's enough for at least 1 month rent somewhere! ... Just having a hell of a time finding that somewhere.

😓

Anyway thanks for asking. Sometimes it's good to vent.

Do you limit your fps on a GPU level ? I just read that higher fps = lower latency, which seem cool, but on the other hand wouldn't that block GSync from working and risk frying your GPU (New World) ?
My monitors are 165hz, but I've locked them to 144 in Windows. Than I globally lock all my games to 141 FPS via NVCP and let G-sync handle the rest. Haven't seen a single screen tear in almost two years. :thinking-face:
 

MonthOLDpickle

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If you mean picture=by-picture where you can have it act as two distinct monitors taking in different video inputs then sadly no but since I have a second monitor I don't really need it personally.
No. You can set up zones which act like snapping things or whatever.
 

Joe Spangle

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Only one month left and so many 2022 games yet to play! Don’t think I will manage to get to games that might have been goty candidates.
This is true, i picked up Kena in the sale which ive heard is good so id like to get that in, also Dying Light 2 which ive heard is a bit shit but i loved the first one so want to give it a go.

Also competing for time - picked up Guardians of the Galaxy which ive heard is great so i want to play that.
 
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Picked up Days Gone and NEO TWEWY. Now Im considering Back 4 Blood Deluxe and Tiny Tina's Wonderland, but I think I will end up with B4B.
 
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I got a code for uncharted with the new CPU, I've played it for 90 minutes and it's completely devoid of any tension. From the story structure it's clear naughty dog want to make a movie and it's obvious that all the details in the design revolve around the visual spectacle of it, in detriment of having interesting gameplay. It's another Sony game I can't find any fun playing.

I really can't understand spending all the technical expertise on something that feels so mediocre, I really wished they concentrated on making the game fun to play to be in the movie instead of making it as basic as possible to make watching a movie enjoyable

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Done with God of War, I'll post in the finished game thread but... really surprised about the story.
Or lack thereof.
There's big reveals - that you already know a lot of if you played the GoWs of yore, and... that's it, there's reveals. Nobody reacts, no dialogue, just lines told by Christopher Judge.
Was storytelling abandoned by its parents, or is the game really supposed to be characters interacting with two lines of dialogues or less like in this case and... the game just going forward as if nothing happened, never explaining what the characters themselves don't know, or actually telling us about what happened since then?
I just don't understand how a game can spend so many hours of voice acting and never stopping once for a meaningful dialogue... those modern games go way beyond not letting the player experiment, get lost, or even deduce from clues, but they also don't let the story go anywhere because they think players will get bored if they're stuck in place for more than 30 seconds I guess...
 
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Li Kao

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AMD - Ryzen 7 5800X 3D​
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be quiet! - Pure Rock 2 Black​
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Done with the first part of my refresh :sweaty-blob:
A little pricier than amazon, but they sell products themselves. Something that amazon is less and less adept at.

Now to somehow add a 200 euros case.
...
:sweaty-blob: :sweaty-blob:
 

Li Kao

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Could someone point me toward which adapter the page is talking about ?
Preferably with an amazon link because I'm dumb ?

 

Nabs

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If you mean picture=by-picture where you can have it act as two distinct monitors taking in different video inputs then sadly no but since I have a second monitor I don't really need it personally.
No. You can set up zones which act like snapping things or whatever.
Microsoft has a tool called FancyZones that is part of their PowerToys utility that allows you to create snap zones like that. You just hold shift and drag to a zone, and it'll resize and snap the window. Install here.



48:9, a ratio for proper spiders
Now it all makes (spidey) sense.
 
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Arc

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Speaking of CCUs, Wallpaper Engine hit another record today. I was reading some Chinese forums and apparently a popular blogger made a video discussing how it can be used to download NSFW content. The Chinese community freaked out and are scared that the CCP will finally block Steam. They harassed the blogger to the point where he took down the video and has lost nearly 400k followers on Bilibili.

Also some more sales information:



This tweet is nearly a week old, but Against the Storm has sold over 125k copies on Steam alone.
 

toxicitizen

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No. You can set up zones which act like snapping things or whatever.
Kinda like how you can snap windows to the side of the screen in Windows, I guess? That's what I use. I don't think the monitor has anything like that built-in, no.
 

Parsnip

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That links to top of page and if there is an image or link or embed in your post I see nothing >.> toxicitizen
I would show a screenie but the site isn't letting me attach a link to it. So direct link to it instead.
For future reference, if both of you are using a different number of posts per page from the forum options, link with "page-32" and such will go into the wrong place. But if you take that chunk out of the link entirely, it should go to the right place.

So for example

https://metacouncil.com/threads/metasteam-november-2022-miles-you-gotta-go-fast.2638/page-32#post-321793 Potentially troublesome link.
https://metacouncil.com/threads/metasteam-november-2022-miles-you-gotta-go-fast.2638/post-321793 Always good link.

You can get the good link hassle free if you right click and "copy link" either from the post number or the post time.

:wd_warren:
 

Arc

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Some news stuff:


Naturally, this has led many to speculate if Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series could also be making the jump, and we were curious to ask Yamauchi-san if that was something he would consider.

“Yes, I do think so,” Yamauchi replied.

But, there are some caveats.

“Gran Turismo is a very finely tuned title,” Yamauchi-san explained. “There are not many platforms which could run the game in 4K/60p natively, so one way we make that possible is to narrow down the platform. It’s not a very easy subject, but of course, we are looking into it and considering it.”

As is always the case in the run-up to the show, Keighley was a bit cagey about what exactly to expect from this year’s show.

What he did say was that The Game Awards would probably have 40 to 50 games across the show – some reveals, some existing titles.

“It’s a strong year for us, for new game announcements for sure,” he added. “I don’t want to get in trouble by promising, like, 12 Elden Rings or something, but we feel good. This will be one of our stronger line-ups. There are probably more than a dozen new things you’ll see at the show.”

And what about Hideo Kojima? Kojima has a long history of collaborating with Keighley on reveals, is on the show’s advisory board, and was not too long ago teasing his new creation.

“No updates on Hideo’s status,” Keighley said. “But he is obviously a dear friend of the show. I'm sure he will participate in some way. I think he's still figuring out his plans. So I'm sure in some way he will play a role. I think we're still trying to figure out what he exactly is going to do.”
(Dunno why Geoff always provides new info to EGS but there you go :shrugblob:).

So they have been for the last 10 years and still not blocked.
The risk has always been there, but in the current political environment it feels more likely than ever.
 
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fantomena

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The risk has always been there, but in the current political environment it feels more likely than ever.
I don't think so. It all has to do with the combination of Valve being private and it being very popular in China. I also think that some top people in the Chinese government uses Steam.
 

toxicitizen

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For future reference, if both of you are using a different number of posts per page from the forum options, link with "page-32" and such will go into the wrong place. But if you take that chunk out of the link entirely, it should go to the right place.

So for example

https://metacouncil.com/threads/metasteam-november-2022-miles-you-gotta-go-fast.2638/page-32#post-321793 Potentially troublesome link.
https://metacouncil.com/threads/metasteam-november-2022-miles-you-gotta-go-fast.2638/post-321793 Always good link.

You can get the good link hassle free if you right click and "copy link" either from the post number or the post time.

:wd_warren:
Good to know, thanks!
 
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