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The Daily Moot (12/30/19)

1. The Witcher 3 Breaks Playerbase Record

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In an unprecedented resurgence, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has broken its own record for concurrent players. With nearly 100,000 concurrent players on Steam, The Witcher 3 now has an even larger playerbase than it did on its launch day back in 2015. There are likely multiple contributing factors, but the biggest and most obvious is the wildly popular Netflix series “The Witcher.” Also helping is the fact that the game is now steeply discounted, which has given new players a chance to snag the critically acclaimed title for as low as $12.

  2. New Details on PlayStation 5   New details on the upcoming PlayStation 5 have arrived, including a soft release date. As confirmed by Sony executives, the PlayStation 5 will release during the 2020 Holiday season. The PS5 will feature an 8-core AMD chipset, an SSD storage system, 3D audio, 8K TV support, and (best of all) will be backwards compatible with PS4 games. The PlayStation 5 is also expected to feature an all-new futuristic design as well as a new controller with haptic feedback to maximize player immersion.

  3. New JRPG from Fire Emblem Creator   Shouzo Kaga, best known as the creator of Fire Emblem, just released a new JRPG called “Vestaria Saga I: War of the Scions.” After his departure from Intelligent Systems in 1999, Vestaria Saga marks the first game from Shouzo Kaga in over a decade. While the game may seem simple at first, fans are praising its sprawling, complicated maps and its emphasis on tactical decision making. Vestaria Saga I: War of the Scions is currently exclusive to Steam and is available for $20.

  4. Pokemon Go Wayspot Contributions Disabled   Pokemon Go has temporarily disabled wayspot contributions because they were “too successful." Niantic has been steadily rolling out their new Wayfarer Tool which allows players to influence key areas of the map with Gym and Pokestop contributions. Due to the “overwhelming response” from players, Niantic has now disabled these contributions in an effort to prevent stability issues. There’s no timeline on when we can expect the Wayfarer Tool to be back up and running, but Niantic has promised to keep players updated via their social media channels.

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  • DaPi verified LV.28 Champion Dec 31, 2019, 06:04 AM

    PS5... 3D AUDIO. I expected much more than that from Sony.

  • Funky Bunch LV.23 Poppin’ Bottles! Dec 31, 2019, 06:11 AM

    I will say that the 8k capability is really impressive (if it's actually 8k and not at like 30fps). Curious what kind of graphics cards they're gonna be using to achieve that since the article only mentioned the AMD CPU.

  • DaPi verified LV.28 Champion Dec 31, 2019, 07:15 AM

    But 8k also needs an 8k TV. PC can do all of that (with an 8k monitor if that's a thing) now instead of in a year

  • j0kep0ke LV.26 Best Squadmate Jan 1, 2020, 03:04 AM

    8k TVs are like 5x more expensive than the console itself . No thanks

  • DaPi verified LV.28 Champion Jan 1, 2020, 05:22 AM

    Good point

  • DaPi verified LV.28 Champion Jan 1, 2020, 05:25 AM

    They're also actually 10x more expensive

  • j0kep0ke LV.26 Best Squadmate Jan 1, 2020, 05:25 AM

    No .... 60x

  • DaPi verified LV.28 Champion Jan 1, 2020, 05:26 AM

    j0kep0ke  And an 8k monitor with a 120hz refresh rate is around $500

  • Funky Bunch LV.23 Poppin’ Bottles! Jan 1, 2020, 03:09 AM

    Well sure but PC will always have better specs than console. The difference is that to get an 8k PC you're gonna have to spend well over $1,000 whereas the PS5 is supposed to cost half that. Getting 8k capabilities for $500 is incredible (if they can really do it).

  • DaPi verified LV.28 Champion Jan 1, 2020, 05:24 AM

    Well over $1000?

  • 1 LV.9 Titan Jan 2, 2020, 01:11 PM

    he said PC not gpu lol

  • DaPi verified LV.28 Champion Jan 2, 2020, 02:12 PM

    WELL over 1000

  • Funky Bunch LV.23 Poppin’ Bottles! Jan 3, 2020, 01:18 AM

    DaPi  Yeah so that's $700 just for the graphics card. You need a CPU and if you're gonna get an 2080 you're probably gonna want an i7. But let's say you go budget and just get an i5. That's $200. You need a motherboard that's compatible with the CPU so that's another $200. You need a case to put it all in that's $100. So we're already at $1200 and that's not including SSD, ram, power supply, fans, etc. So yes, well over $1000.

  • DaPi verified LV.28 Champion Jan 3, 2020, 03:25 AM

    Funky Bunch  SSD is not required. This was to reach 8K, not for performance. You could get fans for $10 each. 8GB of ram for $35. PSU for $45. That’s not well over $1000

  • Funky Bunch LV.23 Poppin’ Bottles! Jan 3, 2020, 03:28 AM

    DaPi  The $1200 without any of that stuff is already well over $1000...

  • DaPi verified LV.28 Champion Jan 3, 2020, 04:07 AM

    Funky Bunch  I would consider well over to be around 1500

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  • Skullkidfan verified LV.31 Bloodhound Main Dec 31, 2019, 05:27 AM

    nothing really good today

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  • NaClyde LV.21 Nightmare Jan 4, 2020, 02:11 AM

    Sick news