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Old 05-07-15, 10:08 AM   #101
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

Of course, my mistake. Apologies to the PC master race.

I doubt my PC would run farmville.
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Old 05-07-15, 10:34 AM   #102
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Eh Farmville runs on Flash, by default that means it requires more resources than Doom 3 or Half-life 2.
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Old 05-07-15, 10:45 AM   #103
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Old 05-07-15, 11:22 AM   #104
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Well, if you have beefy enough hardware, sure. It's also whatever resolution you want to play it at, they don't restrict it to 1080p (rare, but sometimes resolution restrictions happen on PC).
It doesn't need to be super beefy. The Witcher games are programmed to automatically configure to your hardware specs (though you do have the option to tweak to your heart's content). So you can still achieve 60fps without all the higher end graphical advances.

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Of course, my mistake. Apologies to the PC master race.

I doubt my PC would run farmville.
It's none of that PC Master Race bullshit. Was just making a correction to your statement. Heck, I play The Witcher 2 on Medium Spec so it's not like I have a high end system.

Truth be told, I expected the PS4/XB1 versions to run at 60fps as well.
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Old 05-07-15, 02:28 PM   #105
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Re: The Witcher 3 - May 19, 2015 - PS4, XBO, PC

for someone who hasn't played any of the Witcher games, how would you describe this in one lazy simplified phrase:

Red Dead Redemption with magic?
Medievel GTA?
Arkham City without Deadshot?
Shadows of Mordor with an Albino?
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Old 05-07-15, 04:31 PM   #106
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It doesn't need to be super beefy. The Witcher games are programmed to automatically configure to your hardware specs (though you do have the option to tweak to your heart's content). So you can still achieve 60fps without all the higher end graphical advances.
Sure, you can dumb down the settings to get 60 FPS, but there's going to be a trade off. Also if you want to run at 1080P with medium or better quality, it's going to take a pretty decent system to get 60fps.
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Old 05-07-15, 05:06 PM   #107
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for someone who hasn't played any of the Witcher games, how would you describe this in one lazy simplified phrase:

Red Dead Redemption with magic?
Medievel GTA?
Arkham City without Deadshot?
Shadows of Mordor with an Albino?
3rd person Skyrim with a more focused main storyline.
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Old 05-07-15, 05:22 PM   #108
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Sure, you can dumb down the settings to get 60 FPS, but there's going to be a trade off. Also if you want to run at 1080P with medium or better quality, it's going to take a pretty decent system to get 60fps.
Not at all. I game at 1080p/60fps and Medium spec (which the game chose for me) looks great. Raptr tried to push my settings higher but I opted to keep things at the Medium spec the game chose because I didn't notice any real improvement with the Raptr "optimized" settings.

And my system is hardly beefy.

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As you can see, I am using a pretty basic rig for gaming. And The Witcher 2 is a notorious resource hog. I'm sure you can run this new game just fine.
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Old 05-07-15, 05:42 PM   #109
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I'd say your system is on the decent side that flashburn mentioned.
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Old 05-07-15, 07:08 PM   #110
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Not at all. I game at 1080p/60fps and Medium spec (which the game chose for me) looks great. Raptr tried to push my settings higher but I opted to keep things at the Medium spec the game chose because I didn't notice any real improvement with the Raptr "optimized" settings.

And my system is hardly beefy.
Oh, my bad, I didn't know you've already benchmarked your system with Witcher 3, never mind then. Also other than your GPU being fairly old, you have a pretty high end system. Upgrade your GPU to something like the R9 290X and you'd be able to play at close to max settings in Witcher 3, and definitely max in Witcher 2.
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Old 05-07-15, 07:20 PM   #111
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I'd say your system is on the decent side that flashburn mentioned.
I always felt I could/should upgrade to a better processor and a stronger graphics card. Since I only game at 1080p, I feel I don't need more than one.

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Oh, my bad, I didn't know you've already benchmarked your system with Witcher 3, never mind then. Also other than your GPU being fairly old, you have a pretty high end system. Upgrade your GPU to something like the R9 290X and you'd be able to play at close to max settings in Witcher 3, and definitely max in Witcher 2.
Sorry, no. I benchmarked my system with The Witcher 2. I singled out that game because supposedly The Witcher 3 is far more optimized. Out of curiosity, I tried Maximum spec for The Witcher 2 on my rig and I was getting sub-30fps. I used the auto detect which scaled me back to Medium. Even on Maximum (staying still) I didn't see much of a boost graphics-wise and the drop in fps was not worth it.
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Old 05-07-15, 07:24 PM   #112
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I always felt I could/should upgrade to a better processor and a stronger graphics card. Since I only game at 1080p, I feel I don't need more than one.
Might be getting in to too much PC tinkering talk that pisses off the console folks, but anyway... graphics card seems like the only thing worth upgrading. CPU tech hasn't progressed much since Sandy Bridge, and honestly you could overclock your CPU to over 4 GHZ and be set. Going from an i5 to an i7 hasn't really been worth it for gaming either.
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Old 05-07-15, 10:33 PM   #113
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Old 05-07-15, 10:51 PM   #114
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Might be getting in to too much PC tinkering talk that pisses off the console folks, but anyway... graphics card seems like the only thing worth upgrading. CPU tech hasn't progressed much since Sandy Bridge, and honestly you could overclock your CPU to over 4 GHZ and be set. Going from an i5 to an i7 hasn't really been worth it for gaming either.
I'm not so technologically savvy that I'd ever bother with overclocking. So I'll play it safe and keep the default settings of my processor.

As for a card, any recommendations? As I mentioned, I've no interest in going beyond 1080p. I don't have a 4K TV (and won't buy one until the spec is truly finalized, what with Rec. 2020 still being more of an ideal than a reality and whatnot) and from what I've read, even with multiple cards, 4K gaming still isn't exactly all that smooth and hassle free. So I just need a robust single card solution that will allow me to push the graphics as close to max as possible whilst still achieving 60fps. And of course, something that doesn't break the bank.
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Old 05-08-15, 03:00 AM   #115
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I'm not so technologically savvy that I'd ever bother with overclocking. So I'll play it safe and keep the default settings of my processor.

As for a card, any recommendations? As I mentioned, I've no interest in going beyond 1080p. I don't have a 4K TV (and won't buy one until the spec is truly finalized, what with Rec. 2020 still being more of an ideal than a reality and whatnot) and from what I've read, even with multiple cards, 4K gaming still isn't exactly all that smooth and hassle free. So I just need a robust single card solution that will allow me to push the graphics as close to max as possible whilst still achieving 60fps. And of course, something that doesn't break the bank.
If you wanted to stay with AMD, you could get an 290x like flashburn suggested. AMD is releasing their new line in June sometime, so it might be worth waiting to see how good those cards are from a price/performance standpoint.

On the NVIDIA side, the GTX 970 is a great 1080p GPU.
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Old 05-08-15, 06:29 AM   #116
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If you wanted to stay with AMD, you could get an 290x like flashburn suggested.
Wow. I totally missed flashburn's recommendation (even though I had replied to his post) until you mentioned it.
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Old 05-08-15, 06:53 AM   #117
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Wow. I totally missed flashburn's recommendation (even though I had replied to his post) until you mentioned it.
All good. Your system is definitely GPU limited at 1920x1080, probably for all games. The R9 290X would probably double your frame rate, maybe more in some cases. You can wait for the R9 390X in June, but it will probably be $400-$600 (maybe more?). Versus under $300 for the 290X. Even if you don't overclock, unless we start seeing some very highly optimized PC games better utilizing multiple threads, your i5 should last you quite a while. Hell, I'm still on a i5 2500K (Overclocked to 4.2ghz), and I'm GPU limited in most cases with the 290X still.

Back to Witcher 3. This looks really good. I never could get into the previous ones. I think I lasted maybe an hour in the first one, and several hours in the 2nd, but the combat just wore tiresome to me. I know they revamped the combat, so I hope it's a lot better.
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Old 05-08-15, 07:31 AM   #118
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All good. Your system is definitely GPU limited at 1920x1080, probably for all games. The R9 290X would probably double your frame rate, maybe more in some cases. You can wait for the R9 390X in June, but it will probably be $400-$600 (maybe more?). Versus under $300 for the 290X. Even if you don't overclock, unless we start seeing some very highly optimized PC games better utilizing multiple threads, your i5 should last you quite a while. Hell, I'm still on a i5 2500K (Overclocked to 4.2ghz), and I'm GPU limited in most cases with the 290X still.
Thanks. I'll wait for now. If anything, the 290X should drop further in price by then or some sweet deals might pop up.

I was concerned with getting an i7 since most games these days seem to list them in their recommended specs.

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Back to Witcher 3. This looks really good. I never could get into the previous ones. I think I lasted maybe an hour in the first one, and several hours in the 2nd, but the combat just wore tiresome to me. I know they revamped the combat, so I hope it's a lot better.
Yeah, combat in The Witcher is a chore. And it feels exacerbated by the fetch quests. I much prefer combat in The Witcher 2 but feel they overdid it with the amount of enemies that attack you (particularly an early side quest where you're ambushed by a seeming endless horde of Nekkers). It also doesn't help that Geralt can only parry while standing still. Or in the case of an early boss fight, that he jogs as leisurely as Nathan Drake (my only consistent gripe with the Uncharted games).

It seems Geralt can now move while guarding/parrying and he seems far more agile in the videos I've seen (even if he still looks like he jogs instead of running out of the way of an attack). I also like that they finally included Roach in these games. A horse will definitely help, given it's now an open world game.
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Old 05-08-15, 07:32 AM   #119
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Regarding graphics card upgrades, I just got the GTX 970 yesterday. Right now, you get The Witcher 3 and the new Batman with it. So if you're planning to get those games anyway, it seems like a pretty good deal.
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I forgot to finish my order at Best Buy with the steelbook and it looks like they are no longer offering it. In all honesty, it's probably for the best since I haven't even started the second one yet.
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Old 05-09-15, 11:43 PM   #121
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I'm currently replaying the second one on Normal. So glad the game lets you change difficulty on the fly because the Letho boss fight frustrated the shit out of me on Normal. I cheated and I switched to Easy until I lowered his health bar by half then switched back to Normal. Even then, he almost obliterated me instantly. It was sheer luck I survived.
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Since this happened, it'd be cool if CD Projekt Red released the PC version online today. Not holding my breath, of course.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been sold early by a number of retailers in the United Arab Emirates.

Not due for release until May 19, some gamers have managed to get hold of the title early and began to stream the open-world RPG over the weekend.

Developer CD Projekt Red has spent the last 48 hours locking threads on its official forums and taking videos down from YouTube, while also imploring anyone who may have an early copy not to post any spoilers.

"Please, don't discuss the contents of any leaked information you may find," a moderator wrote. "If you see anyone posting information from the leak on the forum, remember to use the Report Post button and let us know."

Twitch has also reminded those who use the platform to stream anything prematurely is likely to be in breach of copyright laws.

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If you don't want it out so early then don't put it in retailers hands so early. I remember waiting at a game store for the midnight release of Vice City while the store manager and an employee were driving back from the airport with the boxes of copies. You leave that stuff in someone's hands for too long it is bound to get sold.
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Also, who cares if people got it early? It's not a TV show where people will be playing it simultaneously. Most won't even be buying it for months.
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