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I was excited for this, but the fairly low reviews from the Switch version got me thinking. :thinking-face:
I would still play it due to its theme and setting which is something we rarely get in gaming
How you you know?
I chat with some.peeps who know some peeps
But generally just assume a 1 year delay for a game to release on pc
 
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I expected this to be Epic exclusive as they received money from Epic.
It seemed possible or even likely, yeah. But maybe their appearance on the Steam game festivals put an end to such plans? Plus, I think the Epic MegaGrants program doesnt mean you have to sign an exclusivity deal or anything, I think thats really just Epic giving out money for not much in exchange?

Anyway, from August on the topic of Raji An Ancient Epic exclusive:
 

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Age 3, Lucifer something, Insomnia The Ark (damn, I really had forgotten that one)...
Every fucking game was MIXED.

I guess this is this kind of days.
 

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Man, that twitter thread really soured me on the Golden Axe prototype. That's a depressing read.

Wait, Aloy wasn't walking straight in the PC version of HZD? Wut?
@ Golden Axed: aye, same. However, at least these guys' work gets seen now, and its not like Sega or those inept managers from back then will get any money out of this free release.
But yeah, its disheartening to read a story about shitty managers making workers' lives miserable, especially when you know people that live through that shit right now :disapproval-blob:

@Aloy: I never noticed that, but a bunch of people reported it, yeah. Quite odd. I wonder if the port is in a good enough state now to live up to the game... and I wonder why they didnt manage to release it in a better state.
 

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Lol, there is 7 EGSxclusives releasing next week. Kine on monday, Manifold Garden and Shakedown Hawaii 0n Tuesday, Afterparty and What the Golf on Thursday and Outer Worlds on friday.

Edit: What The Golf too, so 6 games.
Edit 2: 7 swith Surviving the Aftermath on thursday.
 
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because sony farmed it out to a cheap studio ... and didn't give them enough time to make it decent

so now Guerrilla have to fix everything themselves
At least Guerilla seems to be doing a good job. I just really wonder what kind of QA they - that cheap studio that did the port - had, if any :disapproval-blob:
I love that game, really, but the amount of times it crashed on me ... I wouldnt tolerate that for any other game.
 
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At least Guerilla seems to be doing a good job. I just really wonder what kind of QA they - that cheap studio that did the port - had, if any :disapproval-blob:
I love that game, really, but the amount of times it crashed on me ... I wouldnt tolerate that for any other game.
i'm sure the biggest problem was the time they had to do it ... and the budget

there's no way QA missed any of that stuff ... it's just that they didn't have the time (and money) to fix it
 

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It seemed possible or even likely, yeah. But maybe their appearance on the Steam game festivals put an end to such plans? Plus, I think the Epic MegaGrants program doesnt mean you have to sign an exclusivity deal or anything, I think thats really just Epic giving out money for not much in exchange?

Anyway, from August on the topic of Raji An Ancient Epic exclusive:
Epic MegaGrants are no strings attached grants given to promising UE4/UE5 projects. No exclusivity involved. They’ve been doing them for years now.
 

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Just to be sure: you get the 2 bonus katanas (including the one for Steam) if you pre-order Ghostrunner anywhere (as long as it's a Steam copy), right?
I first thought it was exclusive to the Steam store, but I see all other stores (that sell Steam keys) listing it as a pre-order bonus.

thanks :)
 

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Just to be sure: you get the 2 bonus katanas (including the one for Steam) if you pre-order Ghostrunner anywhere (as long as it's a Steam copy), right?
I first thought it was exclusive to the Steam store, but I see all other stores (that sell Steam keys) listing it as a pre-order bonus.

thanks :)
I'm fairly certain of it, yeah... Humble definitely listed it, so they better deliver :p
But even if you preorder on GOG or other places, there will be preorder katanas, just in different colours.
 

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i'm sure the biggest problem was the time they had to do it ... and the budget

there's no way QA missed any of that stuff ... it's just that they didn't have the time (and money) to fix it
Yeah. With how God of War, Ghost of Tsushima and Bloodborne being at the final stage of QA (according to Queen), I have a feeling that all three of them are cheap and rushed ports like Horizon Zero Dawn. Hopefully they saw the reception of HZD's PC port and started smoothing out the rough edges.
 
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Yeah. With how God of War, Ghost of Tsushima and Bloodborne being at the final stage of QA (according to Queen), I have a feeling that all three of them are cheap ports like Horizon Zero Dawn. Hopefully they saw the reception of HZD's PC port and started smoothing out the rough edges.
Maybe they did plan to announce and release some of those games on PC during the 2nd half of this year, but the reception towards HZD made them put more resources and time into those PC versions?
 

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Lol, there is 6 EGSxclusives releasing next week. Kine on monday, Manifold Garden and Shakedown Hawaii 0n Tuesday, Afterparty and What the Golf on Thursday and Outer Worlds on friday.

Edit: What The Golf too, so 6 games.
Similar thing happened with November, but Superliminal somehow got the okay to release slightly earlier to spread it out a bit. Superlinimal/Rune 2/Yaga (delayed)/Shenmue 3/Bee Sim (lol) in a 7 day window
 

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Maybe they did plan to announce and release some of those games on PC during the 2nd half of this year, but the reception towards HZD made them put more resources and time into those PC versions?
Agree. They probably need to release God of War asap though if their intention is really bringing PC players on board with PS5 because Ragnarok is a 2021 game.
 
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soon.....
Hah. Linus is right. Four separate directional buttons is a crime against d-pads. There's too much distance between them for my taste on the PS4's and the feedback on it isn't my favorite either. Sony had gold on their hands with the Vita's design and clicky feedback. If I could find one of those Vita grips that add R2/L2 buttons, I would use it as a PC controller more often.

Gonna have to try out one of these at a Mediamarkt or something before I commit. I really like the Xbox controllers for everything but their d-pad. Need to replace mine, and it's gonna be either the Series S/X's or one of 8bitdo's offerings this time around.

I was thinking of Gabriel Knight 2 (The Beast Within) and got very confused briefly :face-with-stuck-out-tongue-and-winking-eye:
 
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Short interruption to show of DLSS in Avenger's:

1440p DLSS
1440p TAA

(best to open in two separate windows imo)

Game plays significantly more fluent. Everything is a bit more detailed; the fence is sharper with clearer outlines, the asphalt below Iron Man has more details, shutters in the windows are better, the art structure in the background appears to be differently lit, even some lights are now "on"... etc.
The tech is adding details that are not present at the original resolution?


Nvidia with its f* black magic DLSS. Now they need to add it to good games, lol.
 

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Short interruption to show of DLSS in Avenger's:

1440p DLSS
1440p TAA

(best to open in two separate windows imo)

Game plays significantly more fluent. Everything is a bit more detailed; the fence is sharper with clearer outlines, the asphalt below Iron Man has more details, shutters in the windows are better, the art structure in the background appears to be differently lit, even some lights are now "on"... etc.
The tech is adding details that are not present at the original resolution?


Nvidia with its f* black magic DLSS. Now they need to add it to good games, lol.
DLSS is sharper?
 

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Hah. Linus is right. Four separate directional buttons is a crime against d-pads. There's too much distance between them for my taste on the PS4's and the feedback on it isn't my favorite either. Sony had gold on their hands with the Vita's design and clicky feedback. If I could find one of those Vita grips that add R2/L2 buttons, I would use it as a PC controller more often.

Gonna have to try out one of these at a Mediamarkt or something before I commit. I really like the Xbox controllers for everything but their d-pad. Need to replace mine, and it's gonna be either the Series S/X's or one of 8bitdo's offerings this time around.
I've always preferred good disc shaped d-pads but so many of that design have been terrible also so I just hope they got it right this time. It looks more classic Sega style than their previous attempts and if it feels that way to use as well that'll be great. I haven't been fully satisfied with any first party d-pad for a long long time. (Not that I've ever tried an elite because I'm not made of money).

Even though I'm no expert with the genre I'll be looking for what fighting game players think of it especially.
 
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Celebrating CD PROJEKT RED and Cyberpunk 2077

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Epic megagrants are the good part of epic. They are not only for unreal engine games. It can be for anything in gaming. Hell they even gave one grant to Godot engine.
Yep, Epic isn't a Sweeney-shaped monolith. Their work on the Engine, in the previz and movies industry and the grants they give out are wonderful.
Sharper, more detailed, more fluent.
The bilateral upsampling filter still is terribly obvious with sharp edges against objects that have a large depth separation, contrasted with the overall blurry feeling of the image. DLSS still comes up on top, clearly.
 

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Hah. Linus is right. Four separate directional buttons is a crime against d-pads. There's too much distance between them for my taste on the PS4's and the feedback on it isn't my favorite either. Sony had gold on their hands with the Vita's design and clicky feedback. If I could find one of those Vita grips that add R2/L2 buttons, I would use it as a PC controller more often.

Gonna have to try out one of these at a Mediamarkt or something before I commit. I really like the Xbox controllers for everything but their d-pad. Need to replace mine, and it's gonna be either the Series S/X's or one of 8bitdo's offerings this time around.



I was thinking of Gabriel Knight 2 (The Beast Within) and got very confused briefly :face-with-stuck-out-tongue-and-winking-eye:
I love my Xbox One S controller and I do like its d-pad. Not close to the perfection that is Logitech F310 D-Pad tho. I like my DS4 for platforming games but the plug and play nature of the Xbox controller wins out. Shame that the DS4 is being dropped by Sony.

The new d-pad design looks awful. Maybe I need to get one in my hands... but.... Idk about that layout.
 
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I play Void Bastards today. Pretty lenient roguelike with decent progression system. Some of the dialogues are pretty funny as well. It seems that Humble Bundle has a great publishing team. I have played Slay the Spire and Void Bastards so far, while I absolutely love the former and now like the latter, all of their other titles also have great reviews on steam.
 

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Its friday.

Let me bring back an image for you folks.



One more day of work, no fun is yet allowed.......

In gaming news, I'm officially concerned that Cyberpunk 2077 will not be a worthwhile experience on the PS4. :/

In personal gaming news, I'm still playing Days Gone as my 'low key/play without thinking/after work' game. Other than that, haven't been playing any AAA this month and I've been slacking on gaming. :(
 

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I would still play it due to its theme and setting which is something we rarely get in gaming

I chat with some.peeps who know some peeps
But generally just assume a 1 year delay for a game to release on pc
You trust your sources that much ? How can you be so sure ? Do you check and double-check your sources ?

God of War on PC that was you as well as I recall.

I hope that one turns out true at least.
Yeah. With how God of War, Ghost of Tsushima and Bloodborne being at the final stage of QA (according to Queen), I have a feeling that all three of them are cheap and rushed ports like Horizon Zero Dawn. Hopefully they saw the reception of HZD's PC port and started smoothing out the rough edges.
Has she given any updates at all since first post mentioning those games ? It's kind of hard to believe that Ghost could have been developped on PC all along. It's insane to me.

Regardless as rushed as Horizon was it's still a world above the PS4 version. I'm also confident future Sony PC ports will launch in a better state.
 
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