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  1. Domingo

    DRM has ruined Resident Evil Village on PC

    I played through the game twice and only noticed any visual issues a handful of times. Usually related to the sisters in the castle, which occurs pretty early in the game. I'm not saying there aren't issues for some folks, but it's not like the game is "cripplingly unplayable" for everyone...
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    It should...having that setup myself and using a cut-rate HDMI 2.1 cable I bought for cheap on Amazon. When you look in the Nvidia control panel area to select your resolution, are you scrolling down to the lower area where it has "PC" resolutions? That's where I'm able to access it. I'm even...
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    Sold my 2080Ti last summer and got lucky enough to buy a 3090 from EVGA on launch morning. With COVID making vacations almost impossible last year, I had plenty of extra money for unnecessary expenses. Other than having the 3090 die and go through a (luckily quick) RMA process, I've been happy...
  4. Domingo

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla

    Just curious - what armor and weapon sets are/were people using? I've been tinkering around and honestly think the stuff you get at the beginning (the Ravenclan set, Varrin's Axe, Raider Axe) is among the best in the whole game. The Mentor set is a bit better for aggressive approaches and I...
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Basically any time I enable Dolby Atmos for Home Theater, the audio will play normally (in 7.1), but the AVR says "PCM 7.1" instead of Dolby Atmos. The little red bitstream flag doesn't light up, either. It doesn't matter whether the game is Atmos enabled or not - it just always plays normal 'ol...
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    Dead Space remake

    Calisto definitely looks cool/edgy, although the trailers are unclear what type of game it'll actually be.
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Honestly, I'm okay with that. I'm more concerned with the little quirks (like Atmos) and occasional signal dropouts. The color spec is something I probably wouldn't notice. I've managed to get everything else to work the way I want, but Atmos still only kicks-in for video content.
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Finally on the tail end of Assassin's Creed Valhalla. After being moderately challenging early (when everything is like 50x your level), the last 20 hours have been a sleepwalk. I'm 80 hours in and I feel like anything else (I still have several areas left) is going to be tedious. Prime example...
  9. Domingo

    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    At my job we use Teams 95% of the day. Even my company's owners were talking about Windows 11 having deep Teams integration. That's actually one of the things I'm very interested in as a result. Yet if my company was using Hangouts and such, I'd be way less excited. Hopefully they'll provide...
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    The ports list 3 options by default (4K Standard, 4K Enhanced, and 8K Standard...no further details), and apparently it's a known issue for device settings to have issues when you toggle from one to the next. 8K Standard is the only one that'll do 4K/120/HDR. Holding the device button and...
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    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    Another Win 11 release just hit: https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-build-22000100-is-now-out-with-taskbar-improvements-and-teams-chat/ I don't see any mention of that stupid ass "recommended" section yet again, but it fixed several other issues I had previously. I really, really, hope that...
  12. Domingo

    Dead Space remake

    I'll definitely grab this. I enjoyed the hell out of that series. It was a little like Resident Evil crossed with Event Horizon. I tried to play the older games a few years ago and the graphics didn't age well at all. They shouldn't need to go as far as what the RE2 and RE3 remakes had, but I'd...
  13. Domingo

    Amazon’s New World game is bricking GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards

    My first EVGA 3090 died a few months ago and a quick search through their forums shows the same issue happening for a lot of people...usually attributed to Halo 2 of all things. Mine went kaput playing GTA5. There are some people on RMA #3 or #4. I've been fortunate that my replacement has been...
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    As I'm getting deeper into things, I'm finding Gsync to be a huge game changer. At least now that I've figured out how to actually use it. I've never experienced smooth FPS like that before, and on games that would have FPS all over the place under normal circumstances. Exiting a game that uses...
  15. Domingo

    Back 4 Blood from Turtle Rock Studios

    I just hope the GamepPass version of this isn't compromised in some way. Everything about this game checks the right boxes, I liked the beta test, and the trailer shows that they actually give a damn about the PC version.
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Hopefully! I just bought a new TV and AVR, so I'm also still figuring things out, too. EDIT: After playing around for about an hour, I think everything is working. I'm able to go from input to input without any issues. I have one of these, which was able to learn all of the important LG and...
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Speak of the devil, the Onkyo support team sent me something that seems to have helped! After enabling the maximum bandwidth for the HDMI inputs, you hold down the input (on the front of the AVR) and press the power button twice. Suddenly now I can do 4K/120/HDR/Atmos in Windows. Yay! What's...
  18. Domingo

    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    It's an LG C1. The eARC lag really only seems particularly noticeable with twitchy games. A new firmware rolled out to the Onkyo last night that actually made my issues worse :P Toggling between devices is kinda buggy now. It takes a second for the sound/image to show up and with my PC...
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Yeah, if I use eARC then I can get 120Hz with 10 and 12 bit color + Atmos at the same time. Trick is, eARC has too much delay for twitchy games. I tried playing Street Fighter 5 and all the audio was about 1/4 second late. With movies things seem fine, though. Are there any tricks to making eARC...
  20. Domingo

    The Nintendo Switch 2 Thread

    I've known several Neo Geo owners as an adult, but when I was a kid I didn't know anybody with one. The system was $650 and the games were $200 each. They were arcade perfect, but they were also all SNK games. You had to be super into their (many, many) fighting games or Metal Slug to justify...
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Got my 5100. 4K/120 (with HDR, Atmos, etc.) Pass-Thru works with my Nvidia 3090, but it's definitely quirky. You have to set everything to YCbCr420 8-bit limited in "PC Mode" via the Nvidia control panel. RGB creates overscan and "just scan" on my TV can't properly fix it. The top 5% of the...
  22. Domingo

    LG C1 & Samsung QN90A: Experiences?

    Welp, I'm up and running on a new 65" C1. Going to take me a while to figure everything out. Initially I suspected that Gsync wouldn't work through my AV receiver, but it turns out that it DOES work as long as you keep the color space in YCbCr420. You have to change the color space on the TV and...
  23. Domingo

    Netflix plans video game expansion

    Whenever I read the term "woke" being used non-ironically, I always picture southern Baptists with 2 blonde haired children named Cody and Dakota in the Chik-Fil-A drive-thru. I get eye-rolling 200 genders and "math being racist," but people use it to belittle content that simply has a female or...
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Assuming UPS doesn't screw the pooch, I should have a 5100 today. I'm curious how VRR via a receiver is even going to work with a PC...if it even can.
  25. Domingo

    Assassin's Creed Infinity

    With Valhalla especially, they block off giant chunks of the game until you level up. At least 1/4 of the game borders on impossible until you reach level 100-150. Odyssey and Origins weren't as extreme about it, but they also forced you to do a lot of side stuff and grinding to move forward in...
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    Assassin's Creed Infinity

    https://news.yahoo.com/assassins-creed-game-length-stretches-193554424.html Saw this item this morning and found it pretty interesting. The AC games keep getting longer. Sometimes that's justified with varied missions and content. Other times, it's just more for the sake of being more.
  27. Domingo

    Intel 6700k -------> 5900X or wait for Zen 4?

    Having done a few upgrades when a new RAM standard hits, you usually end up paying a lot of money for minimal gains (if any). It usually takes a year or two before performance catches up to the pricing. I'd jump on the best thing you can currently afford.
  28. Domingo

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    I usually stick with MSI just because I know their BIOS in-and-out and have had good luck with reliability lately. Seems their earlier AM4 boards suuuucked, though. I nearly bought one of the earlier models but started researching this one after overhearing a conversation at MC.
  29. Domingo

    The Nintendo Switch 2 Thread

    True, although the difference in horsepower between the Master System and NES wasn't that big and the PC-Engine/TG16 was a full generation past the NES. Especially in the US. Nintendo always used to at least have competitive hardware. It might not have been the best, but it wasn't a full...
  30. Domingo

    WAV and MP3 music file software to slow down music or change pitch

    I haven't needed to use it lately, but Audacity used to have the same features as a good chunk of the paid solutions out there.
  31. Domingo

    Bad parts in great games.

    I honestly hate the first 1/4 of the original Last of Us. I get that it's supposed to make the game tense, but it's more just annoying since the clickers bob and weave like Mike Tyson in 1988. It's a lot of waiting and random movement. The game doesn't get out of that rut until you hit Pittsburgh.
  32. Domingo

    LG C1 & Samsung QN90A: Experiences?

    Yeah, I'm all for open box with certain items, but not a TV or big ticket item. Especially not one that's so big it's challenging to return and has a known weakness.
  33. Domingo

    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    I kinda wonder how serious they even take that app. I remember having issues with several built-in apps (Mail and Calendar, Dolby Access, and Office) and the Feedback app was full of the same issues over and over. I don't think any of them ever got addressed and most of the "official" replies...
  34. Domingo

    Netflix plans video game expansion

    I also assumed this would be game streaming. Could be decent I guess. Even though at lot are trash, Netflix originals at least usually have some level of production value.
  35. Domingo

    Win 11 pro's? con's? opinions?

    https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-build-220071-adds-entertainment-widget-tweaks-context-menu-design-and-more/ Another new build today. Lots of fixes to the settings/themes/personalization areas, which were issues I definitely had. Still no mention about being able to resize or free up the...
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    The Nintendo Switch 2 Thread

    I'd love to know the overall % of Switch usage on a toilet. I bet it's double digits.
  37. Domingo

    Bad parts in great games.

    Anor Londo was definitely rough. Especially on your first time playing Dark Souls. Even on subsequent replays I usually die at least once to that final knight on the ledge. The first thing that came to mind for me was the first mission in Uncharted 2. The stealth mission in the Turkish museum...
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    LG C1 & Samsung QN90A: Experiences?

    Ha! Apparently since it's my birthday month, Best Buy is discounting certain items by 10%. The TV doesn't qualify, but the protection plan does. Guess I'll take what I can get.
  39. Domingo

    The Nintendo Switch 2 Thread

    I miss the Nintendo of 1986. Back when their systems actually had comparable horsepower to the competition and they made more than one franchise game per system.
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    LG C1 & Samsung QN90A: Experiences?

    Yup, there's a pretty substantial jump for the larger models. The 65" model is still $500, too. At least at BB, the 65" model is $1200 less, so I'm tempted to go with that one anyway. That's the same size of TV I have right now. We have a 77" Sony at work that looks pretty amazing, but $1200 is...
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