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Puddingsbane

Puddingsbane

Member Since 11 Feb 2016
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Company Of Heroes 2 FREE on Steam (Again)

06 December 2018 - 08:59 PM

You get another chance to pick up Company Of Heroes 2 on Steam for free. So go get it.

 

https://store.steamp...ny_of_Heroes_2/


An open letter from EA to the fans of one of the greatest franchises in the world.

14 November 2018 - 10:18 PM

So this is happening, sit down and enjoy the read ;)

 

 

Fellow Command & Conquer fans,

A month ago, we let the Command & Conquer™ community know we were bringing the franchise back to the PC, starting with a remaster initiative. The reaction from fans has been amazing, with many of you sharing your favorite C&C moments from the past 23 years. We have been reading these comments and listening intently. And now, we are ready to reveal our first PC offering and how your suggestions are already influencing our approach.

 

Today, I’m thrilled to tell you we are going back to the beginning. We have decided to remaster Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. And while this is incredibly exciting on its own, we’re also aware of how passionate the community is about the Red Alert universe. So, we will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert™. But what about the classic expansion packs you may ask - Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath? Well, C&C and Red Alert wouldn’t be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection - without microtransactions.

 

Now, in addition to the excitement and support of this remaster initiative over the past month, there has also been a healthy skepticism that we can pull this off. How are we possibly going to remaster these titles while maintaining the authenticity of the original experiences? Bottom line, there is no better way to achieve this than to partner with some of the talented developers who brought these original games to life.

 

So, after years of the fans asking for their involvement, I am humbled to announce that EA is going to partner with Petroglyph Games to develop the C&C remastered collection.

Petroglyph Games includes many of the original developers from Westwood Studios, and some of the most influential members of the original Command & Conquer development team from 1995. Joe Bostic is known as the co-creator of C&C, having also served as the Lead Programmer on Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert. Steve Tall joined Joe as a Lead Programmer on Red Alert, and Ted Morris was the original community manager on the C&C franchise. And Mike Legg contributed to all forms of audio systems at Westwood, having been an employee since 1986! All four members helped start Petroglyph Games in 2003 after the closure of Westwood and are joined by a veteran group of RTS developers from the past 15+ years.

 

On a personal note, I can tell you the past few weeks have been surreal. During my first visit to Petroglyph, I was able to brainstorm “C&C feel” with Joe, reminisce about the jukebox with Mike, and gab with Steve about whether we should fix the Tib Dawn Harvester AI. Getting to chat C&C with the original developers has been one of the highlights of my gamer journey, and I can’t wait for all the incredible conversations to come.

 

In addition to the fantastic team at Petroglyph, we will also be partnering with Lemon Sky Studios to help bring these original games to 4k glory. Lemon Sky is one of the premier art studios around the world, with a unique specialty in remastering classic RTS titles. After meeting their team and hearing their passion for C&C, we are incredibly lucky to have them team up with Petroglyph to develop the highest quality C&C possible.

 

The exciting part is that we haven’t started development yet. The community is literally getting in on the ground floor of this project and have every opportunity to help influence how we build this remastered experience. Please continue to engage on Reddit and community channels and help us create the best possible remasters of C&C and Red Alert!

To kick things off, be sure to read the message below from Joe Bostic, and then watch the video at the bottom for one more surprise…

Welcome Back, Commander!

 

Jim Vessella

Jimtern

 

The band is back together folks :D! Hold on to your butts cuz this ride is gonna be good.

 

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New version of GPU-Z now detects fake nVidia cards

17 October 2018 - 03:00 PM

This is more on a software side of things but it's interesting non the less. You all seen it on websites like newegg, amazon, ebay and such there are a bunch of graphic cards that are falsely advertised on  what they are.

 

Modified BIOS to make the card look  like something else than it is. Cryptocurrency mining has seen many cards snapped up and dumped only to end  up  on auction sites like ebay, so it's very tempting for the seller to modify the BIOS of a low end card and make it appear as a modern higher end card, and make some extra cash in the process knowing most of  people are unaware of the changes and won't even look if the card is modified in any way.

 

 

TechPowerUp has released the new version of the GPU-Z software that now has the ability to detect those "fake" modified cards. It's not clear how they've done this but it works.

You can download the new version right now on TechPowerUp website here: https://www.techpowe...hpowerup-gpu-z/

 

Here's the comparison of how GPU-Z would determine a legitimate nVidia card over a fake one:

Spoiler

 

This new feature still won't protect buyers from buying a fraudulent GPUs, but it will allow them to determine if the card they bought was fake or modified in any way.

 

Hats off to you majestic people.


Shadow Warrior 2 is free on GOG for the next 48h

04 October 2018 - 08:03 PM

For the GOG's 10th anniversary shadow warrior 2 is up for grabs for free, grab it and go slay something

 

https://www.gog.com/

 

You can also claim it straight from the games product page here

 

https://www.gog.com/...522bb3371cec49f


PC upgrades on the way

26 May 2018 - 11:03 PM

I think the time has come to up the specs on my PC a little.

 

Currently:

 

CPU: Intel i5 7600K

 

GPU: Asus ROG GTX1070 STRIX

 

MOBO: Asus Prime B250-M

 

RAM: HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 2400mhz

 

HDD: 4TB Toshiba for storage

 

PSU: Corsair CX500 80+ Bronze

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Since the situation with all that crypto bullshit cooled off and GPU prices went down drastically I went browsing the used parts on one of the websites and came across some pretty interesting stuff, so here's the plan:

 

CPU: staying the same currently. maybe in near future I'll go for 7700K or even Ryzen chips for my next build

 

GPU: 1070 serves me very well for my current PC so no need in upgrading, but for my next build I'm opting for MSI GTX1080 Ti X-Trio beast

 

MOBO: came across the Asus Maximus Hero VIII for only 70$! 70 FREAKING DOLLARS for a 300$+ board! Hell yea I'm taking it, but the only thing is I'll need to flash the BIOS for my Kaby Lake CPU to newer version

 

RAM: 16GB will suffice but 16 more will definitely come in near future

 

SSD: I'm thinking M.2 and all opinions are welcome considering the SSD part.

 

PSU: will have to up it to 700w or 750w.

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So to sum it up - new board, SSD and PSU for now