THE PCG Q&AFind previous editions of the PC Gamer Q&A here. Here are some highlights:- What game did you finish despite hating every minute of it?What's the most underrated game on PC?What's your least favorite entry in an otherwise good series? With the announcement of the Nvidia GeForce RTX series of graphics cards, which boast fancy ray-tracing tech that makes things reflect other things extra well, we're thinking back to the leaps in graphics tech of old—the stuff that boggled us when we first saw it, no matter how mundane it seems now.There's some nostalgia to it, because with graphics tech as advanced as it is now, we're typically more focused on art and design than, gasp, mirrors that actually have reflections in them. Not that the former is a bad focus for criticism at all—there's much more to say about it—but it was fun to gawk at screenshots in magazines, amazed by such miracles as curves and faces that almost look like faces. For this … [Read more...] about What game’s graphics blew you away the most when it came out?
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The Elder Scrolls 6 was announced at E3 with a very short trailer which gave us a look at the title of the game and a beautiful scenery. Well, if you are an Elder Scrolls fan, you wouldn’t just stop there until you figure out what the place might be. A Redditor has found it out with an enhanced software and it’s now on you to believe or not. A Redditor, Kaylenivy shared his discovery to the subreddit of Elder Scrolls with the help of some enhanced screenshots which he got after digging inside the trailer with a professional photography software. The trailer shows us the cloudly coastline, mountains, hills and some vegetation. Kaylenivy used the software to make the ocean and sky more vivid, which turns out to be the Iliac Bay which is between the Hammerfell and High Rock. Kaylenivy also claims that the ruined building shown in the trailer is from the ancient Volenfell. However, some Redditors have pointed out that Volenfell is much bigger than … [Read more...] about The Elder Scrolls 6 Is Set In Iliac Bay, A New Theory Suggests and It’s a Strong One
Despite having a blast with it, I cannot recount a single major plot point of Dying Light, Techland's zombie survival FPS. I can't tell you the main character's name or his motivations. I can't even remember the name of the vaguely Turkish city it takes place in. For all of Dying Light's successes—the fluid first-person parkour, the gory combat, and rewarding if lightweight RPG systems—storytelling and worldbuilding were not one of them. And lead designer Tymon Smektala agrees. During E3, I got an extended hands-off preview of Dying Light 2 and also spoke with Smektala about how this sequel plans to not only expand on the ideas of the first, but also fix one if its biggest weaknesses. "We also felt like the narrative in Dying Light wasn't as strong as it should or could be," Smektala says. "But it was a new franchise so there were a lot of risks and a lot of uncertainty. We just had to focus on the things that we were comfortable and good with, and that was gameplay. … [Read more...] about Dying Light 2’s stunning setting promises to fix the first game’s biggest flaw
4K monitors have been around for a while now, but 4K monitors that also come with built-in HDR support are still few and far between, making BenQ’s brand-new EL2780U something of a rarity. At 28in, this 4K HDR screen may not be the biggest Ultra HD monitor money can buy, but at just £329 / $500, it’s arguably one of the cheapest that does HDR. It’s not on sale yet in the UK, sadly, but should you be considering the BenQ EL2870U for games like Final Fantasy XV or Assassin’s Creed Origins over some of the other best monitors I’ve tested so far? Let’s find out. Before we begin, a small (all right, extended) word about HDR on PC. HDR, or high dynamic range, is a bit of display wizardry that allows a screen to show a wider range of colours than normal and boost its contrast levels way beyond what you’d typically see on a non-HDR display, allowing for brighter, whiter whites, and darker, blacker blacks. It makes … [Read more...] about BenQ EL2870U review: 4K HDR on a budget
There’s been a notable amount of Monster Hunter talk on the Destiny Reddit over recent months. Sometimes, it’s come as part of discussions between disgruntled Guardians regarding which games to play while waiting for new content and the implementation of Bungie’s mammoth list of 2018 improvements. Sometimes it’s come during lighter chats about general gaming outside of Destiny. Sometimes, Capcom’s brilliant, dino-slaying, co-op RPG has even formed the basis of fan-crafted design dreams for future Destiny 2 expansions, and even Destiny 3. If you’re uninitiated in either game, that might come as a surprise. From the outside, there may seem little cross-over between a Halo-inspired, loot collecting, sci-fi FPS and a dense, often opaque, Japanese third-person action-RPG. But Monster Hunter World seems to have really got the attention of the Vanguard right now. Outside of Reddit, I’ve heard from multiple, Destiny-playing friends in the industry … [Read more...] about Why do so many Destiny players seem to love Monster Hunter World all of a sudden?