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#1  Edited By falconer

But the platform is called "PC" on the site, not "Windows". If it was the other way around, sure, totally. A Linux computer is still a PC. The Surface Pro X is still a PC. If it runs on a Linux PC, then it undoubtedly works on Windows x86 as well.

You said it yourself. "Linux is no less PC than Windows..."

Okay, cool. One category it is then.

"...so I think it would be great if they would be treated equally."

They are. With the one, all encompassing category called "PC".

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@diamond_lime: It doesn't get bright enough for true HDR. So you won't get the range in contrast that makes HDR meaningful. The reason they say it's HDR is because it has 10 bit color support.

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The go to modest monitor is the LG 27GL83A-B. Wait till it goes on sale for under $400. The Reddit board r/buildapcsales has a hard on for this monitor, so they'll let you know when to buy. It's a 27" 1440p IPS with 144Hz refresh rate. Pretty much checks all the boxes for Series S, except for HDR.

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Burnout Paradise

To this day there still hasn't been an open world racing game that comes anywhere near close to being as much fun or addictive.

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I'd argue it's the best story in the Arkham series. The interactions between Bruce and Alfred were miles ahead of anything you got from the Rocksteady games and the Batfamily in their games. And the assassins/boss battle stuff, while hit and miss, was novel for the series. I enjoyed those parts. I do agree that the city layout wasn't as good as Arkham City. It felt like too much of a corridor, and there were some explicit choke points with snipers that made it particularly annoying to get around.

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Ah, finally, the real game of the year.

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#7  Edited By falconer

I'm not going through 14 pages to see if this was discussed, so sorry if it was already.

Overall I extremely dislike the new UX. Seems like it heavily prioritizes mobile over desktop. It looks god awful on my 27" 4K monitor. It's like all of the bad parts of every iteration of the Xbox One UI mashed into one thing. Tons of overly large blocks, extreme amounts of negative space, and an unnecessary amount of clicking/scrolling.

My specific problem lies with video watching, as that's really the only thing I do on the site these days. What the fuck happened to the Continue Watching feature? If it still exists, it's completely hidden and it's awful. Add it to the Video tab ASAP. The "My watchlist" is a poor substitution, if that was the intent. The red progress bar on watched videos seems to be gone. And in general the player page for a video seems either broken, or very poorly designed. Why is the description half floating off to the left? It makes no sense. The previous design for videos was LIGHTYEARS BETTER.

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Wait, there's an autoplay next video thing AND IT CAN'T BE TURNED OFF?! WHO'S GENIUS IDEA WAS THAT?

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The new cards will almost definitely launch this year. Nvidia has been waiting for the production of GDDR6 to ramp up/stockpile for their cards. And of course the CEO is going to say the new stuff is not going to launch for a while. Graphics card prices are finally starting to normalize and Nvidia has been purging their 10 series stock at MSRP the last couple of months. They want you to buy what they're selling now.

The next gen cards will in all likelihood be more powerful than the 1080 Ti, will be cheaper, and natively support next gen graphics technologies. Also, given the slowed development time between process nodes, we won't see the next next series launch any earlier than 2020. So, in my opinion you should wait.

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I wonder if Eurovision will make it even harder for anyone in the US to watch this year. The feed from the random tv channel (Bravo?) that had it last year or the year before was completely unbearable. And since then Eurovision has been deleting/geo-blocking everything from their YouTube channel. Their website is of course inaccessible to anyone in the US. And only a few years ago they were (finally) streaming live on YouTube for the entire world! That only lasted for one, two years max. I'm continually baffled as to how fast Eurovision as a company/entity is going backwards in terms of making their content accessible.

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I find it extremely hard to believe a 970 doesn't have an HDMI port, and there's no way in hell it only has a DVI-D port. It should most definitely support Display Port. Use that.

The video out ports on your motherboard would be for the CPU's integrated graphics only (if it has an iGPU).