(PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects

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by Ironhide » Thu May 16, 2019 5:37 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-05-16-epic-launches-its-own-version-of-the-steam-summer-sale

Epic Games Store sale. Good discounts apparently, on some unreleased games too.


Phoenix Point for £21 is very tempting.

Its not got an actual release date yet though (afiak).

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by Meep » Thu May 16, 2019 6:33 pm

Metro Exodus for £27.50. Yoink.

Glad I don't buy games on release like an idiot.

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by Mafro » Thu May 16, 2019 7:01 pm

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. trilogy on sale for £7.13 https://store.steampowered.com/sub/35983/

Imagine not buying that if you don't own them already.

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by Trelliz » Thu May 16, 2019 10:30 pm

I got Shakedown Hawaii and the new john wick game for under a fiver each. Sure, epic are a money-throwing bulldozer but they can sure put on a sale. I've seen people react to epic with "muh steam" and "muh based gaben" etc. but that ship sailed years ago - valve are asleep at the wheel and steam has become mostly a pit. Better the devil with less shovelware and deeper discounts i guess.

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by Zartan » Fri May 17, 2019 11:15 am

I would buy John Wick, and Hades if they were on any other store front for that price. I just dont feel comfortable using the Epic store.

However on the Steam front, I tried the Steam Link on iOS, just to see how Slay the Spire was on my phone. Awesome is the answer. Will try some more stuff this weekend

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by Jenuall » Sat May 18, 2019 12:29 am

So apparently various games have been pulling out of the Epic store sale, sounds like they really hadn't planned this out properly at all. :dread:

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by Ad7 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:14 am

more like epic fail amirite

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by Lagamorph » Sat May 18, 2019 8:21 am

Borderlands 3 has been removed from sale entirety on the EGS and Randy Pitchforf has deleted all his tweets about it being on sale.

It now just says "coming soon" rather than having a price and letting you purchase.

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by Qikz » Mon May 27, 2019 10:54 am

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14407/am ... -coming-77

So the Gen 3 have been announced. @Winckle what's your take on them?

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by Winckle » Mon May 27, 2019 11:06 am

I don't really understand a lot of it, I've seen a take on SomethingAwful saying that the 3800 isn't worth it, and you should pick either the 3700 or 3900 depending on your budget.

We should migrate GRcade to Discourse.
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by Peter Crisp » Mon May 27, 2019 11:25 am

Qikz wrote:https://www.anandtech.com/show/14407/amd-ryzen-3000-announced-five-cpus-12-cores-for-499-up-to-46-ghz-pcie-40-coming-77

So the Gen 3 have been announced. @Winckle what's your take on them?


I know they won't be using this exact chip as it's way over budget but I'm assuming the next gen consoles are using this design as a baseline?

Even if it's a massively scaled back version it should be a huge upgrade of the CPU's in the current gen but how much difference does a good cpu make when building a PC these days?
I'm expecting the largest increase in performance from next gen to be the CPU so other than better physics (which is a bit nebulous to be honest) and AI (which again is a bit woolly) what should I expect?

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by Jam-Master Jay » Mon May 27, 2019 5:11 pm

Zen 2 looks quite promising. Glad I held off on the upgrade and if these CPUs perform well in independent benchmarks and reviews I'll likely go back to AMD for the first time since the early 00's.

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by Xeno » Mon May 27, 2019 5:34 pm

The gooseberry fool that is happening with Intel and the vulnerabilities I may upgrade sooner rather than later.

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by Peter Crisp » Mon May 27, 2019 5:39 pm

How much do you guys normally budget for a CPU?
My old budget for an entire PC was £650 as I felt that was enough to get me something not terrible but obviously nowhere near high end.

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by Ironhide » Mon May 27, 2019 5:56 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:How much do you guys normally budget for a CPU?
My old budget for an entire PC was £650 as I felt that was enough to get me something not terrible but obviously nowhere near high end.


I've always tended to stick to a maximum of £900 when I buy a new PC, I obviously pay a little bit more by buying a pre-build but I can't feasibly build my own for physical reasons.

My current one is from Overclockers and despite a couple of issues with USB drivers when I first got it and a broken power switch I've been quite happy with it.

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by Xeno » Mon May 27, 2019 5:57 pm

That would depend on what I am buying for. If it's just a gaming machine that I plan on having for some time I may go as high as £250.



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by KjGarly » Mon May 27, 2019 6:08 pm

Just spent £350 on an RTX 2060 and another £170 on an I7 7700 (didn't fancy going newer due to my MB not taking anything newer than the 7700s and I'm not up for trying to change to a newer MB just yet)

Sold my GTX 1060 6GB for £125 and my I5 6600 for £100 so wasn't that bad. Got a Cooler Master Hyper 212X arriving tomorrow too to replace the Intel stock cooler I've used the past 3 years.

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by Meep » Mon May 27, 2019 8:09 pm

So looks like AMD have just curbstomped Intel in the CPU market in both multi and single thread performance as of Ryzen 3000. Nice to see serious competition and innovation after so many years of pretty stagnant technology. AMD will be the standard for gaming PCs for the next few years or so at least.

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PostRe: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by Rightey » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:31 am



Ouch. I'd never even heard of this game before, but the concept sounded pretty cool. Did anyone ever play Sim Ant? Was that any good?

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:47 am

Rightey wrote:

Ouch. I'd never even heard of this game before, but the concept sounded pretty cool. Did anyone ever play Sim Ant? Was that any good?


Um, that vid is 3 years old...

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