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Have you tried doing a clean install of the drivers?
Have NFS Rivals and Fallout been acting up before, or did you just get them?
How old is your video card? And the hard drive?
Do you have a way to monitor the temperature?
I just had to replace my own card, and while I'm no expert, we could try to compare notes.
FromSoft said that the invasions won't just take soul level into account, but also time played. So a newbie won't be invaded by some asshole with 400 hours doing a low level dickwraith build. Also, magic, armor and weapon scaling is tied to stats, so for someone to stomp in with Havel's armour and a fully upgraded pyroglove is not going to happen. If you get invaded, it's most likely gonna be by someone at your skill level.
Also, there's an option to turn invasions off, but you'll lose bloodstains, player messages and the ability to summon help during bossfights etc.
I played the beta, and while I fucking hate invasions in Dark Souls, I had a lot of fun with it in the sequel. Most of my time was spent with backup from the Blue Covenant, so I wasn't alone. Jolly cooperation! My guess is that it's gonna be pretty fun, and I'm still stoked about the game.
It goes both ways. There have been several times where I've quit the video early on just to go buy a game immediately. Mostly with smaller, downloadable titles that have flown under my radar. And other times I've been eagerly awaiting a game, only to see in a Quick Look that the gameplay is nowhere near what I expected. Can't think of a good examply off the top of my head, but I find Quick Looks to be a wonderful way for me to decide where to spend my time and money.
The fact that they're often hilarious in and of it self is just a bonus.
@eternalgamer2: The staff consists of Jeff and Brad for editorial, Vinny and Drew for video production and Rorie for community/forums stuff. Then there's Alex and Patrick off site. That's it.
Also, I don't know if you missed it, but Jeff answered you on the first page.