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We all love video games and it’s great when a new game comes out that gets us excited, but platform exclusive titles suck. No matter what way you swing it, games that are exclusive to a specific platform means some people will end up not being able to play the games they want. Thankfully, Sony is bringing more first party PlayStation exclusives to the PC platform, but is that really a good thing?
Graphics or FPS? It’s the ultimate debate that any PC user will have when launching a brand new game, or at least if you have some low-mid range hardware especially. Do you sacrifice a bit of your frame rate for those delicious graphics? Or do you live with reduced graphics quality in order to get a smoother FPS experience? Let’s debate!
We all know that ray tracing looks great, regardless of whether it’s worth the premium cost at the moment. But it also depends on the implementation of it; some games have ray traced reflections, some have ray traced shadows, some have ray traced global illumination, and some games have a combination of them. But is it too early for fully ray traced video games? Let’s debate!
Humans are sociable creatures, as we are designed to communicate and socialize with one another. That’s one of the many reasons why frequent lockdowns from the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has affected us so badly, since we are now confined to the 4 walls of our homes as much as possible, and for some that means being alone for days on end.
BioWare was once at the forefront of RPG games, making some incredible titles that have been beloved by fans for years. Mass Effect is by far one of their most popular series, and with the upcoming remasters soon releasing in May, which Mass Effect is the best one of the series?
As the world and society starts to move faster and faster, many more people and businesses rely on digital products over physical ones. Instead of filing cabinets we now have Google Drive, and instead of a multitude of physical maps, we have the world at our fingertips on our smartphones instead.
Graphics settings. One of the defining features of the PC video game experience. That’s one thing that we have a leg over the consoles, as they allow us to completely tailor our experience to how we want it and, most importantly, turn off Motion Blur.
With the release of the brand new RTX 30 series of graphics cards from Nvidia, and the RX 6000 series GPUs from AMD, we finally have some viable cards that can consistently play at resolutions higher than 1080p with decent performance. However, no one seems to be able to get their hands on one at the moment.
Games are made to make money. As much as we like to think it’s about providing a transformative experience, or delivering a poetic message, at the end of the day it comes down to money, which leads me onto distribution. Marketing is the main way for studios to get their game into your eyeballs, and statistics prove the more they shove into your moist face balls the more likely you are to purchase said product.
At this point we’ve beaten the horse to death about buggy game releases following Cyberpunk 2077’s launch. But in the spirit of AAA gaming, we thought it would be interesting to see what are the buggiest game releases you can remember?
The RTX 30 series graphics cards have been tough to get at the moment, not the least bit due to shortages in manufacturing components and increased prices due to tariffs and logistical costs. Arguably one of the biggest reasons why no one can snatch up one of the new cards is because cryptocurrency miners are buying dozens at a time.