PC Invasion Podcast #28

PC Invasion Podcast #28

Merry Podcast, one and all. The last PC Invasion Podcast of the year awaits you below, via streaming or download (whichever you fancy.) After the widget, a summary of what’s actually in this latest episode.


Some sleigh bells, for one thing.

This week, we celebrate the Christmas miracle of Hideo Kojima’s freedom from whatever weird legal conditions Konami were keeping him under. He can make more games now. Probably more games on the PC, even.

Then it’s over to our DOTA 2 correspondent to explain everything about patch 6.86 in exhaustive detail (well, not quite, we wouldn’t be finished before Christmas). After that, we reflect on the presentational triumph that was Chris Roberts trying to play his own game. A moving battle of man vs controls, alpha bugs, and dodgy chat interfaces.

Elsewhere in the world of PC, the GTA:MP devs are now going to be doing some Just Cause 3 multiplayer, Steam’s Winter sale is now on, and Namco Bandai have decided that the best possible time to make lots of announcements is the Christmas week.

Our attention briefly turns to America’s own Krampus, Donald Trump … for some reason. And then it’s back to games.

Paul’s been mesmerised by flute playing in Black Desert, I’ve finished the mighty Undertale, and Tim’s been doing dodgy space deals in Rebel Galaxy.

We’ll be back in early January.

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    • hapsiainen

      Chris Roberts gives more information what is coming and of course mentions his small gameplay incident 😉


    • MorningLM

      A friend recently got an i7 5820k with a GTX 980 and it had the same problem as Peter. Vsync limited the frame rate to 30 in each game I tried, while turning it off in something like Ori and the Blind Forest saw it increase to over 700. I presumed it to be an nVidia driver issue but didn’t have a chance to look into it at the time. My last couple of GPUs have been AMD ones and I don’t remember having this happen.

      Oh, and Ori and the Blind Forest looks awful at 30fps.

      • https://www.pcinvasion.com Peter Parrish

        I think the vsync in Just Cause 3 just defaults back to 30 the MOMENT the game goes under 60 (which tends to happen during explosive moments), so it’s not terrible useful. Not sure why Ori’s default would be 30, that seems quite silly.

        You can always use an external program like RivaTuner Statistics Server to lock a frame-rate at 60 (and then just turn off vysnc). That tends to work fairly well: https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/rtss-rivatuner-statistics-server-download.html

    • Lazerbeak (@Grumpyboy)

      The SC video was amazing Roberts seemed clueless..lost, it was kinda disrespectful to the backers, be so sloppy, if I was a backer I would be pretty angry, install a clean pc,and do a dry run…not rocket science, I have setup better pc demos myself half drunk from a weekend boozing

    • Railbydefault

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