• Articuno76’s Activity
  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Would you pay someone a small amount of money to teach you how to get better at a game?. on the GameSpot Polls board

    There are some genres I can't get into for the life of me, but would like to (like RTS).I enjoy the companionship of coaching at the gym, so why not when playing a game?

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic What do you do for a living?. on the Off-Topic Discussion board

    For now I'm a freelance videogame localisation person (JP-EN translation, EN proof-reading, linguistic debugging etc).There's a big change happening to my job role next week though, including a move t...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic What's the first pc game you ever played?. on the PC/Mac/Linux Society board

    Tomb Raider II on the family's first PC. It was a Windows 98 machine from Time Computers. I don't remember the exact specs but I think it had a 60-ish MHz processor and 32MB of RAM.

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Am I wasting my money (build question)?. on the PC & A/V Hardware board

    My gut feeling is that if you're planning to game at 4K at only 60fps then your major bottleneck will be on the graphics card side. As such, you are probably fine sticking with that CPU and platform f...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Alan Wake's American Nightamre: Did anyone actually enjoy it?. on the System Wars board

    I went in completely blind, having no idea it was a looping story (which I found to be a cool twist).I really liked how Alan had grown into his abilities to manipulate the world and had just become co...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Does anyone miss the old style Tomb Raider?. on the Games Discussion board

    Wow, this an old topic. But I've actually gone back and played the first 6 TR games since, and what I found was I liked the sequential gymnastics and absolute consistency in the controls (a running ju...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Rise of the Tomb Raider visual glitch. on the PC/Mac/Linux Society board

    Conversely, if your drivers are up-to-date try rolling them back instead. Sometimes new drivers introduce visual issues or stuttering that are fixed with subsequent iterations.

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Would this be a good gaming monitor?. on the PC & A/V Hardware board

    @Maxpowers_32 said:@Articuno76: Thank you! I ended up getting the Dells S2716DG for sale on Cyber MondayNo worries. Hope you enjoy it. Just keep in mind you might need to follow an online guide/recom...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Whats your PC specs Warriors?. on the System Wars board

    @Metallic_Blade: Seems like a pretty good system to me. While that CPU is a bottleneck, it's fine for turning in 60fps on most games that aren't really CPU dependent. Only thing I'd recommend is addin...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Whats your PC specs Warriors?. on the System Wars board

    My main PC is a silence-oriented build, hence the lack of mechanical storage, and case/PSU choices.Case: Define R4Motherboard: MSI Intel LGA1151 Z170A Gaming Pro CarbonCooler: Noctua D15 (conservative...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Would this be a good gaming monitor?. on the PC & A/V Hardware board

    @Maxpowers_32 said:@Articuno76: I'm not dead set on IPS. Just looking for an affordable gaming monitor to go with the 1080.Can you suggest some examples of monitors that don't suffer from terrible qu...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Would this be a good gaming monitor?. on the PC & A/V Hardware board

    If you have a 1080 I'd honestly recommend a 1440p monitor with support for high refresh rates and G-Sync support. The fact that the monitor doesn't have G-Sync (as well as it's design stylings) tell m...

  • Articuno76 posted a message on the post Star Wars Battlefront II Review.

    @angry1212: 'That sends out the message that people don't want star wars which I doubt is true.'A publisher would have to be monumentally stupid to attribute the poor sales/reception of their game to ...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Is it normal for a 40year old to continue gaming. on the Games Discussion board

    Are you actually neglecting your family's needs? If not you might want to consider that i. your wife is in fact insecure about something that you need to discover and address or ii. that even though y...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Polygon: Stop using extreme violence to sell your game (The Last of Us Part II). on the System Wars board

    TBH I think it's a bit of a stretch to say they were using violence to sell the game. From what I could tell most people were holding their breath half-unsure of what game they were even looking at th...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Gaming controllers question. on the PC & A/V Hardware board

    @PredatorRules: My two cents here, but I'd be very cautious about using the Xbox One adapter if you are on Windows 7 still. Whilst MS did officially add support for it's a finicky, frustrating process...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic 1440p on a 24" monitor?. on the PC & A/V Hardware board

    You're in luck as I happen to have that exact monitor.Truth be told, at 24" (and sitting around 1.2m away) you will struggle to tell the difference between 1080p and 1440p content. There's a greater g...

  • Articuno76 posted a message on the post Cuphead, And The Problems With Difficulty In Video Games.

    @Reuwsaat: You're not wrong. Difficulty is a complex topic (that's made even more complex because it's tied into complexity... sometimes).

  • Articuno76 posted a message on the post Cuphead, And The Problems With Difficulty In Video Games.

    @urubrodi9: One new idea I want to put out there: open-world, player-driven design may allow for huge variability in difficulty.Breath of the Wild was remarked on for having a very high difficulty lev...

  • Articuno76 posted a message on the post Cuphead, And The Problems With Difficulty In Video Games.

    @eatken3: TBH I think 'git gud' is all at the most apt and most terrible advice there is. It doesn't really communicate anything helpful, but at the same time it's so true.Maybe it would help if those...