• To celebrate the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Steam, Xbox Games Studios has provided 5 Steam copies of the game and 5 Xbox One copies of the game! We will be giving these away in the Gaming Giveaways |OT|. Some Steam copies will also be given away to the PC Gaming Era community.
  • An old favorite feature returns: Q&ERA is back! This time we'll be collecting questions for Remedy Entertainment, makers of Max Payne, Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Control. Members can submit questions for the next 5 days, 8 hours, 9 minutes. Submissions will close on Dec 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM.

PC Gaming ERA | December 2019 - A Monument To All Your Sins

Bomblord

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Jan 11, 2018
4,488
Huh, good to know. Is there any indication of when it might be worth looking into upgrading? I know 7nm chips are apparently on the horizon. I'm considering moving all my third party game purchases to pc next gen and am wanting to make sure I'm good for a while once the overall floor is raised.
Intel won't have 7nm chips until 2021 according to rumors (although Intel has indirectly denied it). Ryzen is on 7nm chiplets already though.
 

Volcynika

Member
Oct 26, 2017
105
Seem like I may pick up MCC, just waiting to see if any launch time patches are put out for any issues. The performance thread looked mostly fine to me.
 

Bane

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
1,816
Intel won't have 7nm chips until 2021 according to rumors (although Intel has indirectly denied it). Ryzen is on 7nm chiplets already though.
Ah, I see. I guess I'll just wait and see what next year brings. And I'll look into AMD's offerings. My understanding is they were behind Intel but have made some advancements lately.

Thanks for the info.

All of it? All the reach previews I seen looked great.
So far Reach is all that's available. The other titles are coming gradually next year.
 

Bomblord

Member
Jan 11, 2018
4,488
Ah, I see. I guess I'll just wait and see what next year brings. And I'll look into AMD's offerings. My understanding is they were behind Intel but have made some advancements lately.

Thanks for the info.


So far Reach is all that's available. The other titles are coming gradually next year.
They're ahead of Intel across the board. Only thing Intel wins in is select gaming benchmarks on the high end and after the 3950X released they're barely hanging on there.
 

Bomblord

Member
Jan 11, 2018
4,488
So my brother bought Reach (by itself) and said it installed the MCC launcher. I haven't talked to him since he informed me of this 'hack' as he called it but should I assume that works?
 

Remmy2112

Member
Nov 5, 2017
253
Wow, I completely forgot that Phoenix Point is included in Gamepass. Pretty good that I saved up to other coupons for 1 month each. That will be a highly enjoyable December vacation then.
Probably, though it is seeming like the game isn't coming out fully baked. Some features that were supposed to be in the base game, like leviathans or NPC defenders and emplacements in haven defense missions are absent from the sound of things. It's sounding like it could use a couple patches.
 

daxy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,425
So my brother bought Reach (by itself) and said it installed the MCC launcher. I haven't talked to him since he informed me of this 'hack' as he called it but should I assume that works?
Yeah, they’ve said from the start that you can buy it piecemeal. I think it also says as much on the store page.
 

sredgrin

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,096
Issues I've had with Halo (GP version) in a short amount of time:

Low quality audio. Some voices feel overtuned and are distorted due to this. Can barely understand what the leader character is saying half the time.
No subtitles
Random achievement popping. Got 2 I didn't do within like 10 minutes of play
Wouldn't start from the game pass app, has to be started from start menu.
Got randomly hit very hard by....something? Nearly killed me, this was during a story moment with no enemies around.
 

empo

Member
Jan 27, 2018
423
More on Campo Santo that sold the acquisition as "we'll continue making our game just at Valve!"
It's almost as if people called it back then
 

admataY

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Oct 25, 2017
1,177
RIP Valley of the gods, you were too good for this cruel world.
I mean I assume it was good , none of us actually played it so no way to make a really informed guess .