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The Destiny 2 PC Beta System Requirements Aren’t Ridiculous

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The original Destiny released in a less-than-stellar state, and a lot of gamers complained. However, after several patches and updates (and a few paid expansions), the game finally became what Bungie set out to create. The company is doing its best to not repeat its past mistakes, and it might be off to a good start since the recently-announced PC system requirements are fairly low when compared to other modern games.

Earlier today, NVIDIA (not Bungie for some odd reason) revealed the start date for the PC beta test for Destiny 2, and the computer hardware components testers will need if they want to play the game. The announcement states the test will only run from August 29th (August 28th for early access players) to August 31st, and that players will need to meet the following requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel i3-3250, AMD FX-4350, or equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 / GeForce GTX 660
  • RAM: 6GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel i5-2400, AMD Ryzen R5 1600X, or equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 / GeForce GTX 970
  • RAM: 8GB

Judging from these specs, the game is insanely well-optimized. Either that or the person who wrote the article listed the wrong components. All of the CPUs mentioned, with the exception of the Ryzen R5, are several years old. The Intel i5-2400 (or stronger), for instance, is recommended for the best Destiny 2 experience, but the same processor is considered the bare minimum to run games such as Prey at the lowest graphical settings. Furthermore, the RAM requirements are downright tiny, as most games ask for at least 8GB and recommend 16GB; only the most optimized of optimized games such as DOOM and Resident Evil 7 recommend 8GB, but those games also list 8GB as their minimum requirements, which makes Destiny 2’s RAM requirements some of the lowest in recent memory.  As for the GPU requirements, those are actually a tad confusing. Most modern games ask for cards such as the GTX 1060 and 970, but why does the announcement list two different cards for the minimum and recommended requirements? Do players need at least a GeForce GTX 1050 to play the Destiny 2 beta, or will a GTX 660 suffice, because there is a huge difference between those two graphics cards.

If the listed system requirements are accurate, most Destiny 2 beta participants will have minimal problems running the game, as the specs are extremely lax when compared to, say, Mass Effect Andromeda, or at least the CPU and RAM requirements are. Moreover, NVIDIA plans to release one of its good old Game Ready Drivers in time for the Destiny 2 beta, so testers who do have trouble playing the game can update their graphics card driver. As for AMD graphics card owners, odds are Destiny 2 will run better on NVIDIA cards since NVIDIA dropped the announcement instead of Bungie.

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Over 2,900 PS5 and PS4 games are now on sale at the Epic PS Store

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It’s that time again when Sony unleashes a flood of discounts, offering nearly 3,000 games and add-on packs to tempt your wallet. There is a wide variety of standout options available, such as Monster Hunter World, priced at just £7.99, and the Deluxe Edition of Lies of P, now at a reduced price of £44.99.

These are a few of the impressive deals we came across while exploring the PS Store:

  • Goat Simulator 3: £12.49
  • Insurgency Sandstorm Gold Edition: £35.99
  • Lost Judgment: £12.49
  • My Hero One’s Justice 2 Ultimate Edition: £13.19
  • Persona 5 Royal: £24.99
  • Resident Evil Village: £13.99
  • Riders Republic Skate Edition: £14.99
  • Watch Dogs Legion Gold Edition: £12.74

Several of these deals are at all-time low prices, and as you may have observed, many of these packages come with extra DLC packs and content. Kindly be advised that the article will be updated with US pricing once it is available.

Meanwhile, has anything piqued your interest? Check out the PS Store for any current discounts, and share your findings in the comments below.

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SMT 5: Vengeance Reveals Extended Trailer, Physical Pre-Orders Available for PS5

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The newly announced Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will be available on PS5 and PS4 this June, offering PlayStation players the opportunity to delve into the demonic RPG that was previously only on Nintendo Switch. Atlus has unveiled the physical editions available for pre-order for PS5 (PS4 pre-orders will be digital only), along with an extended cut trailer.

The physical standard edition, priced at $59.99, will be offered in a SteelBook variant. Additionally, all pre-orders include two in-game items: a Gleam Grenade for dealing a small amount of damage and the Haraedo Bead for restoring a small amount of HP to all allies. Both have unlimited uses in combat.

Moreover, there will be a $69.99 Digital Deluxe Edition offered, featuring DLC aimed at providing a smoother start for players in this challenging game, along with a couple of Demon Subquests.

  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance base game
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Wealth
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of EXP
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Miracles
  • Demon Subquest: Sakura Cinders of the East
  • Demon Subquest: Holy Will and Profane Dissent

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What are your thoughts on SMT 5: Vengeance? Do you intend to purchase a copy? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Tekken 8’s upcoming Tekken Shop will offer a variety of paid and free content exclusively on PS5

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Bandai Namco has confirmed that the Tekken Shop in the upcoming Tekken 8 will offer a mix of paid and free content. Premium items will be purchasable using a currency known as Tekken Coins. The Tekken Shop will undergo monthly updates, with the developer emphasizing that the intention is to enhance the competitive fighter with new customization items rather than solely for financial gain. However, there is no reason why it cannot be both.

Revealed in a recent Tekken Talk Live stream, chief producer Yasuda Esports shared some of the upcoming features for the Tekken Shop, seemingly aiming to address any potential criticism proactively. “It has been reported that certain individuals may experience an adverse response upon encountering the term’shop”; however, the focus remains on enhancing the game by introducing new customization options to maintain its appeal.”

According to Mr. Esports, the format will be similar to Tekken 7, and the focus is on improving the game experience rather than just making a profit.

Do you think Bandai Namco is establishing the Tekken Shop to maintain the game’s appeal, generate revenue from microtransactions, or perhaps a combination of both? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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