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Cyberpunk 2077 has "no loading screens"Cyberpunk 2077 has "no loading screens"
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There's got to be some incredible asset-priority going on behind the scenes, I mean TW3 was brilliant graphics for its time (competing with Final Fantasy cutscenes). I'm willing to bet that smaller team efficiency will have carried over into '77, giving them the boost on the competition. The metro had open windows so riding would probably hurt more than benefit the render manager (undoubtedly needing its own more-selective render prioritiser whilst riding to deal with the speed).
The Witcher 3 had amazing pacing, in my opinion their lack of loading screens is just another way they want to focus on the experience. A hard one but they made it work brilliantly with Geralts conclusion, now we get experience it from a whole new perspective!
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Numbers pop out of Cyberpunk 2077 enemies when you shoot them - just like BorderlandsNumbers pop out of Cyberpunk 2077 enemies when you shoot them - just like Borderlands
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Depends how obtrusive it is. In a division-style popup numbers can work well through realistic graphics. For me they felt plausible HUD elements. If they were as destructive as BL's swaying capital numbers then I agree it would be painful to deal with over a long campaign.

Personally I'm less happy to hear exposed damage values/health bars. In monster hunter world with number popups I felt far less immersed, more playing a game than the sense of hunting monsters so prominent in past titles. The same was true of the Division beta, that health bar obstructed the person and instead turned them into a minigame for emptying that health bar.

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If that info is tied to certain cyberware I'm ok with it. Still really hoping you have options. Enemy health status is enough. Normally I don't need see how much damage I'm doing, that is for MMO min/maxers.

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1 Week ago
Trials Rising is out next yearTrials Rising is out next year
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Listing pre-orders for Xbox, PS and Switch; it seems we're not getting Rising on launch.
Edit: That said, they're running a demo for PC, PS and XB. Some weird choices going on here from Ubisoft..
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Journey-like exploration game Sable looks absolutely gorgeous oh my giddy auntJourney-like exploration game Sable looks absolutely gorgeous oh my giddy aunt
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Looks gorgeous! Thanks for the shout-out, will definitely keep my eyes close on this one
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey release date leakedAssassin's Creed Odyssey release date leaked
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So it begins..
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Skyrim for Alexa wasn't just a joke - it's out nowSkyrim for Alexa wasn't just a joke - it's out now
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Was hoping we'd get to mess around with this through the Alexa phone app, but unfortunately the 'Alexa Skill' that is Skyrim Very Special Edition is only out on the US amazon store. Us brits are going to have to wait till Amazon adds it to the UK store (or force a way around with a US-Amazon account)Reply
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What a shame! I work from home, and it'd be nice to shout my way through a quest while writing up the E3 news this week.

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The Elder Scrolls 6 has been revealedThe Elder Scrolls 6 has been revealed
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Very much a pre-pre-alpha terrain. The scale and scenery is all done for the trailer alone, wouldn't be able to touch that kind of land with a barge-pole should you step down to first/third person.
My thoughts? The footage has absolutely nothing to do with what ES6 will look like. They just wanted to confirm it was happening. A way off still, with Starfield releasing first in 2019-20; but its in the works. At least that's the message I get from this.
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Why Divinity: Original Sin 2 made me a CRPG convertWhy Divinity: Original Sin 2 made me a CRPG convert
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Joined late, never played any of the original CRPGs and now in the exact same situation as you. I played D:OS2 for a few hours when it first came out but quickly stopped (at the landing beach fighting the tainted crocodiles if I recall correctly) due to balancing issues after building a poor, social-focused party and not really knowing how the game worked.
Returned recently and now over 20 hours into the campaign. So hooked I've investing time into D&D to DM for a first time with a new group (more direct role-playing) as well as planning on buying Baldur's Gate/Icewind Dale series when they come on sale. Got to be the furthest I've ever gone for 1 title, but completely agree there's a certain magic when it comes to the role-playing genre. Especially when it comes with as much freedom as Larian Studios offers.Reply
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20 hours is the furthest you've ever gone for in a title? Sorry, but that says more about you when you've been bored with any other game in less than 20 hours, it sounds like you have an attention disorder.

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Asus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the gamesAsus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the games
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OnePlus managed it with the OP and OP2, I believe the nVidea Shield Portable was also a flagship Snapdragon for ~£300. With a release retail at £280 (presumably without the add-ons), I doubt they can hike it up any further than £400-450 RRP with the cooling-controller. As you say, there's going to be a lot of budget cutting with this phone, wouldn't want to bet on customer support either if something went wrong with the phone.

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the Nvidia Shield is cheaper as it is closer to a tablet and they are always cheaper, they can generally use larger parts and strip back a lot of the radio transmitters, phones are always more expensive due to the extra equipment required to make it a phone and the extra engineering to make all the parts precision fit and small enough to wrap around all the other bits. the same is true of batteries, generally phone batteries are manufactured to much stricter tolerances to fit the dimensions of the smaller device.


so the shield is fairly out of the comparison, as it's more comparable to a £300-£400 tablet.


as for OnePlus as I said the "cheap" manufacturers, but if you look at the OnePlus 6 the base model is about £470, for that you get the Snapdragon 845, but on the screen you get a measly 1080 screen at 402 PPI, while looking at the Pixel XL (a nearing 2 year old phone) it has a 1440 screen at 534PPI. this is how these phones get their prices down they cut corners where they think people won't look.


but still it's a basic phone at £470, even using the same lower quality parts of the OP6 the extra engineering to get proprietary cooler and other bragging points in, they are either cutting corners or or the price is going to be high.

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Asus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the gamesAsus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the games
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I'm trying to work out why anyone would get this over the Razer phone. It's heavier, thicker, has a lower resolution screen with lower refresh rate, no sd-card slot... I supose it does have a headphone jack, standing against the current trend of bluetooth or usb-c adapters, but what for what other reason would you want this phone?
I'm not a fan of the phone back but that's a personal choice, and the upfront price is lower than its competition, maybe that's Asus's plan, to hit the better value market? There are many bluetooth controllers for android, the idea of a phone-specific controller that also cools it down doesn't excite me anywhere near as much Razer's Project Linda laptop phone-docks.Reply
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If they market at the price of the switch they will be making massive losses on the phone, the 845 is in all of this year's flag ship phones that sell well over twice the price of the switch, even the budget phones running the mid range Snapdragon chips and lower graphics chips come in at a lot more than the switch price.


So if they did market this as a £300 phone they would blow even the cheap Chinese phone makers out of the water, this you are most likely talking at least a £700-£800 phone before extras. Either that or they took cheap options for everything outside the CPU.

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QDP2 replied to 8 questions on the Surgeon Simulator 2013 Review
2 Years ago
Surgeon Simulator 2013 review snippet How gory is Surgeon Simulator 2013?
Not bad after the 1st couple of transplants.
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QDP2 replied to 8 questions on the League of Legends Review
2 Years ago
League of Legends review snippet Which characters would you recommend to starting players?
Support is great if you have a friend who can play a crucial and talk you through your mistakes, but you'll have to be good friends and willing to accept where you're wrong to learn fast.
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QDP2 replied to 2 questions on the Broforce Review
2 Years ago
Broforce review snippet Does Broforce respect the military?
If you are questioning this game being offensive you probably shouldn't be playing it, as it certainly isn't meant to be taken seriously, or ever to be considered like real-life xD
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QDP2 replied to 9 questions on the Antichamber Review
3 Years ago
Antichamber review snippet What are gamers first impressions of Antichamber
By far my favourite mind game, brilliant challenge!
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