They have all these entries for various editions of Watch Dogs “starting at” x amount… and then you click on it, and the actual price is way above the “starting at” amount that they advertise.
The blatant false advertising pisses me off.
Actually - what it is, is that it is displaying the “starting at” price with the pounds symbol, but if you click on the pre-order button to view the entry, it suddenly shows you a much higher price in Euros. Wtf.
And then just cuz I’m in the mood for complaining, I go submit a support ticket explaining the issue, only to get an error message. ARGH!
Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is the latest PC title to take advantage of Nvidia’s GameWorks, a robust collection of tools that allow game developers to produce a visual experience which epitomizes Nvidia’s rallying cry: “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played.”
As you’re suspecting from the headline, Nvidia’s GameWorks is only good news for Nvidia, their development partners, and their GPU users. That’s logical, and it serves a sizable slice of the market. According to AMD’s Robert Hallock, it’s terrible news for the PC gaming ecosystem on the whole.
“The code obfuscation makes it difficult to perform our own after-the-fact driver optimizations, as the characteristics of the game are hidden behind many layers of circuitous and non-obvious routines”
So essentially yet more stupid competition between hardware manufacturers has a detrimental effect on the entire community. I don’t think it will ever end.
Nvidia always do this. I hate them from this aspect.
If AMD was the development partner like Tomb Raider, they would’ve added effects that work better on AMD cards (obviously) but at the same time not cripple Nvidia users by also allowing them to run it.
Nvidia like to punish people who buy AMD cards. A-holes.