r/pcgaming 2d ago

Tech Support and Basic Questions Thread - January 18, 2022

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Welcome to the /r/pcgaming tech support and basic questions thread! Having troubles with a game or piece of hardware? Have a question about a PC game, hardware, or something else related to PC gaming? Post here and get help from fellow PC gamers.

When asking for help please give plenty of detail:

  • What your computer specifications are. If you don't know them please follow this guide.
  • If you're using a laptop we need to know the make/model as well as the specs.
  • What operating system you're using.
  • What you've tried so far in order to fix the issue.
  • Exact circumstances to replicate the issue you're having.

Check out these resources before asking for help in case you can troubleshoot further:

Common troubleshooting steps:

  • Restart the system
  • Update your drivers
  • Update game/software
  • Re-seat any new hardware to ensure a proper connection
  • If your peripherals are malfunctioning, swap ports and check that the specific USB port itself works.

For immediate help visit us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/4bxJgkY


r/pcgaming 2d ago

What Are You Playing Thread - January 18, 2022

28 Upvotes

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Use this thread to discuss whatever you've been playing lately (old or new, AAA or indie). Don't just list the names of games as your entire post, make sure to elaborate with your thoughts on the games.

Make sure to use spoiler tags if you're posting anything about a game's plot that might significantly hurt the experience of others that haven't played the game yet (no matter how old or new the game is).

r/pcgaming has a discord server! Come join us and chat with fellow community members: https://discord.gg/4bxJgkY


r/pcgaming 8h ago

Sony Expects Microsoft to Keep Activision Games Multiplatform

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2.5k Upvotes

r/pcgaming 17h ago Helpful Silver

Blizzard producer Tracy Kennedy says Bobby Kotick would shove random Overwatch projects with overtime, only to get them cancelled and for months of OW2 dev to have been lost.

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4.4k Upvotes

r/pcgaming 5h ago

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga launches on April 5th

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315 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 3h ago

Modders are having fun with God of War on PC

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170 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 4h ago

Video The original Final Fantasy VII can now run at 60FPS thanks to the FFNx modding project

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162 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 1h ago

HITMAN 3 is now available on Steam

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r/pcgaming 7h ago

A whole bunch of games just got Steam Deck Verified

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169 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 3h ago

Dyson Sphere Program- Major Update 'The Icarus Evolution' is Now Available

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69 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 1d ago Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

AMD hides 2020 blogpost claiming 4GB VRAM is ‘not enough for today’s games’ - KitGuru

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7.4k Upvotes

r/pcgaming 1h ago

Xbox CEO Phil Spencer on reviving old Activision games as Microsoft positions itself as tech’s gaming company

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r/pcgaming 4h ago

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has led to extensive crunch at development studio TT Games

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72 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 5h ago

Windjammers 2 has released on Steam and PC Game Pass

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64 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 3h ago

Video Homeworks Cataclysm Review (Emergence) - MandaloreGaming

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48 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 4h ago

Why is Larian the only studio making co op crpgs?

46 Upvotes

These games are heavily based off of tabletop games like dnd, which are best played with a group of players. Yet the other recent major titles like Pillars, Kingmaker/Wotr, Tyranny, and Solasta are all single player. Don’t get me wrong, I get the draw to a solo experience. But Larian has managed to develop engaging single player stories that have the option for co op. My dnd group loves playing Divinity and are heavily anticipating Baldurs Gate 3, but there’s so many other great games in the genre that would be a blast with friends. Im just surprised Larian is the only studio doing this


r/pcgaming 2h ago

Death's Door, Hitman Trilogy, pupperazzi, Rainbow Six Extraction, Windjammers 2 and Rainbow Six: Siege are now available for PC Game Pass

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32 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 2h ago

Nintendo Shuts Down Unofficial NFT Game

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27 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 6h ago

Nvidia compares RTX 3050 to GTX 1050 on product page graph

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46 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 4h ago

Vampire Survivors is fairly addicting

25 Upvotes

There's a neat, newish game on Steam Early access called Vampire Survivors that I came across and it already has nearly 4000 user reviews marking it "Overwhelmingly Positive" yet I don't see any mention of it here so I figured I'd share. It's $3 full price so barrier to entry is extremely low already, but what you get is a fun and addictive experience.

The gameplay loop is primarily avoiding enemies and purchasing new weapons or upgrades at each level-up. Your character auto attacks enemies on intervals, and there are things that'll help increase attack speed, movement speed. Some weapons are specific in their directionality, others are random strikes, so while that random lighting starts off seemingly inefficient, if you upgrade it enough it starts just wrecking house.

More and more enemies attack as the time goes on to a point where eventually you will generally get overwhelmed unless you've got a good set of upgrades. You'll pick up money throughout the game which you can use to give permanent upgrades to your hero. Then, you start again! It's a bunch of fun. The only complaint I've got is that it's a little light on the overall content, but for $3 and promise of more to come with Early Access, it's hard to really complain about anything. Just a fun time.


r/pcgaming 17h ago

Steam games that have been tested by Valve for Deck compatibility are now viewable on SteamDB

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256 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 1h ago

Expeditions: Rome is now available on Steam

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r/pcgaming 7h ago

Inscryption’s Player Base Has Doubled Since the Game Launched in October on Steam

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33 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 3h ago

Microids inks video game publishing agreement with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to produce 3 new games based on iconic cat, Garfield

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15 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 13h ago

Ubisoft has a weird system for accessing their games through PC Game Pass

96 Upvotes

With Rainbow Six Extraction and Rainbow Six Siege now live on PC Game Pass, you would expect to be able to download them straight from the Xbox PC app, right?

Nope!

Ubisoft, being Ubisoft, has decided to implement a separate system in order to access games they have on PC Game Pass where you have to link your Game Pass subscription to a Ubisoft account at this site and then use their client in order to download and play said games.

There are a few probabilities why Ubisoft went this route (The Microsoft Store doesn't support games that require another client to launch. Ubisoft doesn't want to give Microsoft a cut of the in-game revenue), but to be honest, I felt like Ubisoft bringing some of their games to PC Game Pass was going to come with a catch.


r/pcgaming 2h ago

Ghostwire Tokyo Release Date Appears On PlayStation Store: March 25th

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10 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 11h ago

Chernobylite Team is looking for feedback regarding their game

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51 Upvotes