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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:20:59
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I decided to get a new graphics card for my PC.

I'm thinking of building a whole new PC around the time the new consoles come out, which is still likely about two years away. My current PC I built in the summer of 2012, just before the current gen kicked in...and I gotta say; the fucker is still pretty damn great as long as it's 1080p. I got the best gaming parts I could at the time, without going totally oveboard on unnecessary fluff because honestly, there's a lot of hype around the uber best of the best with PC tech that most of the time is overkill. As long as you build a PC that is beyond the current console tech, you really don't need to get too much crazier than that, and certainly don't need to upgrade beyond that until a substantial tech increase comes along.

It seems like we're getting to that time now. You have the new CPU lines out now, and they're going to be used in the new consoles which means the tech will actually be put to use. If the consoles can't keep up with a certain area, it's just not going to be fully utilized in the PC space either...that's just the way it is. So that's great news. Also, the new GTX 2080 line just came out which is honestly overkill at this point and will go down as an in between card; great now, obsolete two years from now when new consoles and new PC cards release.

So I've had the same GPU since 2012...the mighty GTX 680 4gb. The card is still to this day able to run every game around high settings at 1080p. Definitely can't push resolutions beyond that though, and from this point until the new consoles release in a few years, it's going to really begin showing it's age. So I decided to trade it in and pick up a nice cheap stop gap card, the EVGA GTX 1060 6gb. It's not a 1080 ti or anything, but at 1080p, it's more than good enough for a few years of gaming.

That brings me to another point. The whole resolution fad is so overblown. While 4K is nice, it doesn't come close to the jump from SD to 1080p. I have a PS4 Pro and a 4K TV, and I still think 1080p is more than fine. Especially when 4K comes at the cost of frame rates and actual graphical upgrades. I just don't think the need is really there yet for 4K. Just trying to run at that resolution takes up so many resources it's insane. Maybe when the new consoles come out, by that time it will be the best of both worlds.

So that should be cool having a new beefier GPU to mess with...kind of like going from an Xbone to an Xbone X. It should be great for new games like Resident Evil 2 or Cyberpunk. In terms of building a whole new rig...to me now is a bad time. Maybe others feel different, but I've always felt a great time to build a PC is when new consoles get announced. You know the specs to shoot for, and high end parts are cheaper. You build one now, in the middle of a generation, and it's behind the curve in a few years.

So here's to my EVGA GTX 680. You served me well from the time Witcher 2 came out until now. R.I.P.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:30:39
Got back into Splatoon turf wars. Love the Starfish main stage changes. Much bigger and better sight lines. Now I can use a gatling. Initially hated the Ancho V games changes as they ruined the choke point I used to defend like Gandalf. But now it's a lot more open too and I can aim and shoot more with a gatling.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:50:08
gamingeek said:
Initially hated the Ancho V games changes as they ruined the choke point I used to defend like Gandalf.

You hold your ground for a while but then fall in the water and have to respawn?

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:00:01
SupremeAC said:

You hold your ground for a while but then fall in the water and have to respawn?

He comes back in white, white paint and all.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:22:08
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You hold your ground for a while but then fall in the water and have to respawn?

Nah, I bubble shield and wreck em. Or I used too.

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Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:51:25

Nintendolife Review Starlink: Battle For Atlas  9/10 A Shining Example Of Open World Star Fox Done Right​

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Now, let’s talk Star Fox. Back when it was first announced at E3 2017, the use of Fox and his Arwing felt like a cool (if slightly soulless) product of Ubisoft’s growing partnership with Nintendo, but in reality, you’re getting more than just an excuse to play with an Arwing toy. Fox isn’t just some side-quest tucked into the corner of Starlink’s universe like a DLC add-on - the game weaves him and the rest of the gang into the main story with full dialogue and cutscenes, so you can play the entire game with him from start to finish.

There are some exclusive missions you can follow at any time as well (you cycle between missions by pressing left or right on the D-Pad), with Fox and co off to track down Wolf and uncover how the furry villain phases into Starlink’s wider universe. But it’s in how seamlessly the Star Fox licence - and the smooth controls of its flight model - mesh together that makes this the definitive version of the game.

From that unique real-time transition between space exploration, dogfighting, on-land combat and missions to the empowering setup of its control system, the integration of game and licence is so seamless it’s hard to imagine playing Starlink without an Arwing. It’s a far cry from the awkward control scheme of Star Fox Zero and is easily the most enjoyable entry in the series since Lylat Wars. If Nintendo isn’t making a new Star Fox at this stage, the incredible work Ubisoft Toronto has done evoking the classic days of the franchise should be all it needs to fast-track its proper return on Switch.

Interesting

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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:32:50

Sadly that game will probably bomb. I've always thought it looked pretty neat though.

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