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by Maturin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077 [PC, PS4, XBone] - out September 17 2020
Replies: 173
Views: 17934

Re: Cyberpunk 2077 [PC, PS4, XBone] - out September 17 2020

Yeah, it turns out my 7 year old i5 4570 and low-ish tier RX 580 are going to run this just fine. :lol:

I guess it's heavily based on the Witcher 3 engine, plus needs to run on PS4/Xbone, so they couldn't make the graphics uber-intensive.
by Maturin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th

Yep, enjoying this. Although... I wasn't expecting it to turn into a fantasy game about halfway through - with the magic witch character who can do mind control and alter reality (or whatever it is) so that enemies can die instantly if a 'soul connected' enemy nearby gets killed. Feels like it took ...
by Maturin
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: The F1 thread
Replies: 354
Views: 31967

Re: The F1 thread

Have they somehow convinced Alonso that they could be competetive with the rule changes in 2022? It can happen. Back when Hamilton joined the underperforming Mercedes team in 2012 I was one of the few voices who suggested their longterm plans could have indicated future performance, and convinced h...
by Maturin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th

I almost bought it a month or so back at the £25 mark, but I was in the middle of playing something else so decided to wait. Still a good price either way. I've only done the first tutorial mission but it looks and plays great. Some might say it's a bit of a reskin of Shadow Tactics, which it is in ...
by Maturin
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th
Replies: 18
Views: 1677

Re: Desperados 3 [PC, PS4, XBone] - June 16th

This has just dropped to £14.99 on that cdkeys link above, so I'll dive in and pick this up now! :D
by Maturin
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General & Real World
Topic: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes
Replies: 1292
Views: 74774

Re: The return of the D&D campaign: This time it's potatoes

Wrathbone, can't you take the disk to a disk-recovery company? They charge a couple of thousand but can retrieve previously formatted data (or data from a dead disk). I had to do it once or twice back when I used to work in IT. And if it was a result of your software backup company not telling you t...
by Maturin
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: PC Gaming
Topic: Wasteland 3 - out 28th August 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 629

Re: Wasteland 3 - out 28th August 2020

I really enjoyed Wasteland 2 (I got it after it was heavily patched several months post-release). Will deffo pick this up at some point.
by Maturin
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 738
Views: 66116

Re: Currently Playing

Finished Legend of Grimrock. Lovely little game, although the sequel really opens things up and has much more variety. I'll play that at some point too. I've decided to have another crack at GTAV, kinda ended up not having a great opinion of it first time round. I'll play the SP story mode again the...
by Maturin
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: The F1 thread
Replies: 354
Views: 31967

Re: The F1 thread

It's going to be interesting how Catalunya fares in 2022 with all the new regs. The jury's still out on whether this new close racing will materialise or not, but it could potentially open up all the race tracks a bit more. Bottas really shows up his lower pace in the same car in race conditions. If...
by Maturin
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 738
Views: 66116

Re: Currently Playing

So I played through a campaign of Civ V. I'm like " Yeah... I get it, it's nice, " but there's something constantly flat & uninvolving about it I can't put my finger on. It just doesn't blow up my skirt. Perhaps multiplayer is where it's at, but I only like to 'go solo' these days so I guess I'll ne...
by Maturin
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: The F1 thread
Replies: 354
Views: 31967

Re: The F1 thread

The Sky commentary actually pissed me off a bit today - they were constantly trying to push the narrative that this was all an amazing thing that was happening before our eyes. Over the last few years the sport has generally moved on from silly tyres, it doesn't want to go back there again. So many ...
by Maturin
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: The F1 thread
Replies: 354
Views: 31967

Re: The F1 thread

There was a corner with dirt/mud leading into the curb and almost all the drivers were kicking up the dust before hitting the edge of the curb - perhaps that was it? It looked a bit shoddy tbh, I wouldn't be surprised if they worked on it before the next race. Silverstone's a great circuit but I won...
by Maturin
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Gaming Discussion and News
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 738
Views: 66116

Re: Currently Playing

Completed Witcher 3 . The Blood & Wine expansion I actually enjoyed way more than the base game (just a much nicer/more interesting location and less oppressively downbeat overall); definitely a requirement for completing the series. Sorta wish they'd expanded that side of things and centred the bas...
by Maturin
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Technology & Hardware
Topic: PC Speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: PC Speakers

I bought some new T10's a couple of years back and yeah, the EU power saving almost ruins the product range now. It's 10 minutes of inactivity which triggers the power down, and takes a couple of seconds to power up when it detects sound. So indeed, you miss things like email alerts sometimes. All a...
by Maturin
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: The Witcher - The Netflix Series
Replies: 97
Views: 8006

Re: The Witcher - The Netflix Series

I was fine with the way they did it personally, and I've never read the books. Once I twigged the different timelines it quickly all fell into place for me. And I think it was only really the first 3 episodes that switched around an awful lot.