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Tis almost the season to start playing Witch Mercy again...


 
 
 

How could you watch widescreen video your whole life, then think vertically is how you should record on your phone?

 
 
 

Xbox One X vs PC: Misconceptions

I haven't done one of these console tech blogs in years, but I've gotten a little exasperated trying to correct people in regards to the Xbox One X. There are a lot of false comparisons to PC hardware by people who don't really know wh...

 
 
 
 

That feeling when us Gen-Xers hear Millenials complaining about Baby-Boomers.


 
 
 

When they ask you about that live action GITS movie


 
 
 

Sometimes when it rains in games I just sit back & enjoy it. I've been a nut for weather effects since Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Starbound actually has some of my favorite weather, they do so much with pixel art it's nuts. (Forza Horizon 3 in pic)


 
 
 

Been thinking about Borderlands 3. I love the first two games. But I already know 3 is going to break my heart. The series is too ripe for exploitation with loot boxes & microtransactions. Remember those free SHIFT key codes? Expect them to be $1.99+ now.

 
 
 

Is it a rule that female Overwatch players have to use "kitty", "kitten", or "cat" somewhere in their name?


 
 
 

My butt sweats like crazy when I play online shooters. I have no idea why. #tmi



 
 
 

Took a look at Junkertown on the Overwatch PTR. Looks good & is full of the little details I love about their maps. For example, shoot the payload and coins go flying out. Like many Overwatch maps, one spawn is in a bar. Total alcoholics, these guys...


 
 
 

Was just thinking - could the PS4 Pro & Xbox One X actually result in games that are *less* complex? Devs will now take getting their games running at 4K into account, so for upcoming titles they might actually scale them back in detail & ambition.

 
 
 

Tried the Destiny 2 beta. Runs/looks amazing on PC. But the story & characters? BARF. The intro is a melodramatic, trying-too-hard mess. I literally laughed out loud at the bad guy's dialog. Whole thing felt like it was written by a 12 year old kid.


 
 
 

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TFW when your backlog is immense and that exciting new game turns out to be trash.


 
 
 

Back-in-the-day Electronic Gaming Monthly was the coolest magazine by far. Most of the others like GamePro read like ad copy, EGM told you if stuff was crap and went to Japan for all the latest rumors and news. It was basically my 90s version of Dtoid lol


 
 
 

The Long Dark team did a post describing the processes they go through to update the game on Steam, PS4, & Xbox One. It gives you an idea how long the certification process takes, & why console patches take so much longer to release. Link in comments.

 
 
 

Just in case you were wondering, Lucioball still sucks. Just go play Rocket League.

 
 
 

You know you've been at your PC too much when you drop something and your mind tries to press "control-Z"

 
 
 

Had my entire thyroid removed yesterday. It was scary (any surgery is), but the surgery went well and I'm back at home feeling fine today. Going to have a scar, though, and need to take a synthetic thyroid drug every day. Beats goiters & possible cancer!


 
 
 
 

tfw you find a game's config file and realize you can jack the settings up beyond ultra


 
 
 

tfw someone insists the human eye can't see more than 30 frames per second


 
 
 

One thing Steam could use in this UI update is the ability to completely remove certain types of content. Specifically, VR games and movies. I have no interest in either and it's annoying having them on my storefront.

 
 
 

Been tinkering with running games at 21:9 to improve 4K performance & I am really digging the aspect ratio in games that add horizontal fov. Doom & Forza are amazing ultrawide. Pissed that Overwatch is vert-, though. You actually see LESS at 21:9 in it.



 
 
 

And I thought Doom & Fallout 4 were out of control. Might need a third 3TB hard drive soon...


 
 


About Jinx 01one of us since 4:26 PM on 11.18.2011

I love gaming, and I have followed the industry and its technology since I was a kid in the 80's. I have gamed primarily on PC since 2000, though I still follow console news and hardware as well.

I worked as a mapper and beta tester for the mod Action Half-Life. I also make custom images for Steam's grid view, those are over on my website.
Steam ID:cryotek


 

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