Geforce RTX 3080 Cards Are So Hard To Source, Larian Studios Couldn't Test Baldur's Gate 3

From GameWatcher: "It's no secret that Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics cards sold insanely fast as soon as they became available. Many people didn't get a chance to grab one from the initial stock, among them Baldur's Gate 3 developer Larian Studios.

The developer revealed that it still doesn't have an Nvidia RTX 3080, although that didn't stop it from fixing "graphical quirks" that people lucky enough to own a card were experiencing while playing Baldur's Gate 3."

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RaidenBlack1348d ago

Nvidia, just get back one RTX3080 from an 'influencer' and lend it to Larian.

Atom6661348d ago

Tip my hat to Larian here. Even with much deeper pockets than us, they too won't give scalpers the satisfaction.

But seriously Nvidia, before going to consumers and youtubers, you don't have an allotment for devs of Larian's level?

anubusgold1348d ago (Edited 1348d ago )

The scalpers said NVIDIA only had 2,500 3080 cards on their website on launch day since their stupid bots scalped them all before they even appeared for sale for the rest of us. I have a backorder on a 3080 im tired of refreshing websites only to have the card disappear in less than a second.

elazz1348d ago

It was kinda a paper launch and even nowadays big retailer or webshops get them by the dozens at a time instead of 100s

Promachos1348d ago

Sorry but i think Larian must be trolling us. I mean their PR team could easily ask one from Nvidia. And i'm sure Nvidia must be having a healthy number of 3080s and 3090s for such occasions.

No_Pantaloons1348d ago

First, the card matters less than the drivers, so it makes little sense to even test with a 3000 series since the drivers are so new.
Second, "test with prior to launch," is incorrect, it hasn't launched, its still in early access and wont release this year.

1nsomniac1348d ago (Edited 1348d ago )

Ask MSI they could get you one of their cards that they’ve been scalping and are now selling for double the price.

Caught red handed, absolutely no doubt they’re not the only ones in the business doing it.

GameBoyColor1347d ago

That was crazy, they tried to say they didn't know what their child company Starlit was doing lmao.

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Dragon Age: The Veilguard Faces A Giant In Baldur's Gate 3

Salman from Tech4Gamers writes "I am waiting for a new adventure in Thedas, but I have some worries, especially considering the huge success of Baldur's Gate 3."

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Evercade Piko Interactive Collection 4 review - Games Asylum

Games Asylum: "As Forest Gump once mumbled, “Life is a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The same is also true for Piko Interactive collections, with Piko merely being a license holder – whenever they’re involved, you never know which games are going to appear. It’s a very different case from something like Worms Collection, or the Bitmap Brothers Collection – a five game cart with three of those being iterations of Speedball. Yeah, we’re still bitter."

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darthv728h ago

I really like what evercade is doing with these compilation carts. I cant quite get behind their new alpha tabletop units though... maybe they will grow on me.


Returnal Beginning of a "New Future" at Housemarque, Is the Game That "Allowed" Studio to Join Sony

According to Housemarque, Returnal marks the beginning of a "new future" at the studio, and is the game that them to join Sony.

fr0sty1d 5h ago (Edited 1d 5h ago )

Returnal was fantastic, and I'm looking forward to seeing what these folks create with Sony in the future.

Abear211d 2h ago

I’m ready for the sequel

Storm2311h ago

Ithas been my favorite experience of this generation so far I think. Can't wait to see what Housemarque is working on now.

jznrpg1d 5h ago

They make some fun arcade styles games. Returnal is one of the best games so far this generation. I wonder what is next

amobius1d 4h ago

returnal is easily one of the most underrated games this gen. a lot of people with ps5s dont know it exists.

fr0sty1d 3h ago

And it exists for free if you subscribe to PS+ Extra or Premium.

Kornholic21h ago

For free? 12 months of PS Plus Extra costs 130 € and Premium is 160 €.

Where I live you can buy Returnal for as little as 15 € if you buy it used. Even at full price it is nowhere near the cost of PS Plus Extra or Premium.

So how on earth can you se that it exists for free if you subscribe to those paid subscription services?

ChasterMies13h ago

Maybe an unpopular opinion but I think “Returnal” is perfectly rated. The restart mechanic is not the most fun for everyone.

JEECE12h ago

Yeah, I think the Tower of Sisyphus would have addressed this somewhat if it had been in the game earlier. The gameplay is great, but I sometimes chose to play other things when I didn't want to commit to a run (particularly before they added the save feature). The tower provided a way to have fun with the arcade gameplay without investing in a full run, which was nice, and felt in line with their prior games.

gold_drake14h ago

returnal was amazkng, i loved everything anout it

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