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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 6, 2015, 13:59 ForgedReality
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 10:24:
If I were a Comcast customer I'd hope for the "Asshole" bill, you get this:

Last week, we wrote about a Comcast customer whose first name was changed to “Asshole” on a bill. Comcast apologized to the customer and offered a full refund for the previous two years and two years of service at no charge.

Worth it! $2400 in cash and your next $2400 free, value.

Jesus. Your Comcast bill is that high? Mine isn't even $80 and I have 105mbit.


But hey! Maybe the merger will make everything all better! </sarcasm>
 
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Winners
17. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Winners Feb 6, 2015, 13:48 ForgedReality
 
Well, to be fair, it was a pretty weak year...  
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News Comments > PC Assassin's Creed Rogue Next Month
8. Re: PC Assassin's Creed Rogue Next Month Feb 5, 2015, 21:24 ForgedReality
 
"Sir, Rogue PC sold like shit!"

"Those damned pirates! Always ruining our profits from our high quality products!"

If only they pulled their heads outta their ass and realized the real reason why we don't buy their garbage.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Feb 5, 2015, 00:01 ForgedReality
 
How the hell is Creative still around? Nobody needs a soundcard anymore.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 4, 2015, 12:14 ForgedReality
 
Wait... IBM still exists? :O  
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
18. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 12:13 ForgedReality
 
BitWraith wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:48:
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:35:
Valve seems to be getting into all kinds of things and not finish anything before jump on the other.
-Steam controller
-Steam OS
-Steam graphics API
-Steam VR
Lots of potential "game changer" and huge plans but everything seem to get abandoned after a few months when the hype settles.
I am waiting for Valve to announce the next big thing in mobile gaming a Valve tablet or something. Than a few months later they will just forget about it and announce the ground breaking new tech in sound technology for pc gamers.

Those things are all tied together - one project, not many.

Well, he left out Half-Life 3. Let's face it: that fucker's never happening.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Reinstates Far Cry 4 Keys
25. Re: Ubisoft Reinstates Far Cry 4 Keys Feb 3, 2015, 17:21 ForgedReality
 
Vladdo wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 19:21:
Kinda the last thing ubisoft need right now is for gamers to think.. oh.. that's a ubisoft game.. no thanks..

...I thought everyone already did that...
 
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News Comments > New Condemned Game Possibilities Explored
6. Re: New Condemned Game Possibilities Explored Feb 2, 2015, 13:30 ForgedReality
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 12:45:
2 games is hardly a franchise. And I don't recall either one of them.

Holy shit how do you not remember Condemned: Criminal Origins? It was very unique for its day and stood out as a well done, refreshing style game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRq18fsCoYQ
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Mods Blocked
15. Re: Dying Light Mods Blocked Feb 2, 2015, 12:29 ForgedReality
 
Welp, this game is officially dead to PC gamers.

edit - had they actually done this intentionally... (I didn't read all the comments XD)
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 1, 2015, 16:16 ForgedReality
 
I only wish the Steam version had offered the free game choices that Rockstar offered. Nobody wants to play San Andreas again.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Persistent Universe Presentation; Funding Hits $71M
16. Re: Star Citizen Persistent Universe Presentation; Funding Hits $71M Jan 28, 2015, 15:32 ForgedReality
 
So yeah. What's the stretch goal where this actually becomes a game? $986 billion?

See you all in Half-Life 3!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 27, 2015, 10:37 ForgedReality
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 20:38:
And don't gimme 4K or "future-proof". The current gen of GPUs are not really made for 4K gaming yet. We're barely at the point where a modern GPU can manage 1080p with all the bells and whistles, 1440p if you remove the whistles...

Really? I've been gaming at 2304x1440 for more than a decade, with all the "bells and whistles," and I'm still on a 580 which runs basically everything at max with excellent framerates. Barely to the point where we can do 1080p? Please. 1080p has been low resolution to me for fucking ever. Maybe newer games are less optimized or have higher system requirements, but don't pin that on the low-ass resolution we've been stuck at for a gazillion years.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Video; Previews
8. Re: The Witcher III Video; Previews Jan 26, 2015, 19:23 ForgedReality
 
Pretty weak facial animations. Is everyone in this game made of stone or something?  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
15. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 25, 2015, 20:40 ForgedReality
 
Slick wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 20:35:
Fletch wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 18:42:
Comcast just doesn't want you dumping their cable TV for less-expensive internet streaming (although Comcast wasn't specifically mentioned in the article).

That said, I've been with Comcast for 12+ (?) years, and every time they've been able to raise my bandwidth, they have done so without raising my rate. Just 2-3 weeks ago, I was happy at 30Mbps. And then, one day, I was getting 60Mbps, and I usually get the full 7.5ish MBps when d/ling or streaming. When I first joined Comcast, I was lucky to get anywhere near the 5Mbps I was paying for. Comcast may be evil to the rest of the civilized world, but they've been the bee's knees for me.

i had them for 2 months, and the raised me from 25 to 50, then were going to raise it again to 105 a few months later, but i cut the cord to go with centurylink.

even when we get a great deal, i think the underlying issue is competition. that chart is crazy, 3 out of 4 americans don't have a choice in broadband provider. madness. monopolies/duo-polies whathaveyou aren't good for everyone.

even though there are some benefits, like getting free speed boosts, their practises put more people out of business, and don't serve where they're needed. Steam is a virtual monopoly on PC gaming (indy in particular) and their sales are great. however it comes at the cost of reduced competition, where an indy studio selling their own game through their own portal will be overlooked because it's "not on steam". i know this analogy isn't great, but it's a gamer forum, whatever.

That analogy is terrible, actually. There's nothing stopping some other company or group from creating their own games portal. Steam is just really fucking great at what it does, and it would take a lot for a competitor to offer real competition. Broadband is completely different. There are things stopping someone new from entering the fray. That's an actual monopoly.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
12. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 25, 2015, 20:01 ForgedReality
 
Fletch wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 18:42:
Comcast just doesn't want you dumping their cable TV for less-expensive internet streaming (although Comcast wasn't specifically mentioned in the article).

That said, I've been with Comcast for 12+ (?) years, and every time they've been able to raise my bandwidth, they have done so without raising my rate. Just 2-3 weeks ago, I was happy at 30Mbps. And then, one day, I was getting 60Mbps, and I usually get the full 7.5ish MBps when d/ling or streaming. When I first joined Comcast, I was lucky to get anywhere near the 5Mbps I was paying for. Comcast may be evil to the rest of the civilized world, but they've been the bee's knees for me.

Yeah, my 50 just went up to 105 with no rate increase. I call that awesome, even if they don't have any competition.

I tried out CenturyLink DSL for like two weeks, parallel to my Comcast. It was dismal. They called it 40mbit but I didn't get that much, and it would have meant my cable modem and router would go to waste, since the DSL modem they provided had a router integrated. They fucked up my first bill, and then they had me down for double what they promised me on the new subscriber promo. I've never been fucked around with like that with Comcast. I was eager to cancel them.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 25, 2015, 19:58 ForgedReality
 
Rhett wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 17:48:
You can't even come close to streaming at 15Mbps, and it's what, 2015? I find that absolutely ridiculous.

You know what's even worse? I got a notice from Time-Warner in my last bill that they're raising prices again. Another $1/month for cable modem rental, even. Probably just gonna buy one at this point.

They keep raising prices for no good freakin' reason. Just because they can.

No idea why you wouldn't buy one straight away. It's pointless to rent their bullshit, low-end modems that can't even deliver what they promise.. And you're constantly PAYING them for that. A decent modem that is better than what they provide is what, fifty bucks? Maybe 100 for the top end. That's not a huge investment, considering you're going to be paying more than that every year just to rent one.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 25, 2015, 19:52 ForgedReality
 
I didn't want San Andreas (because it's old as fuck and I would not play it), so I ordered from Rockstar so I could pick a game. I don't give a shit about Steamworks that won't even really be integrated in the first place...  
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News Comments > GeForce 960 Launched; New Dying Light GeForce Drivers
15. Re: GeForce 960 Launched; New Dying Light GeForce Drivers Jan 23, 2015, 15:18 ForgedReality
 
Fantaz wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 05:01:
why are they still making new 2GB cards?

My GTX 580 is fucktons older than the 960 and it's got 3gb. I'm still holding out for the next gen, goddammit. >:[
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 23, 2015, 15:15 ForgedReality
 
Meanwhile, ESPN is hiring...  
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News Comments > Roberts: Star Citizen Will "Probably" Pass $100M; Release Schedule Expanded
60. Re: Roberts: Star Citizen Will Jan 22, 2015, 16:29 ForgedReality
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 16:22:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 16:05:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 15:57:
Deathman29 wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 13:49:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 12:09:
Ok thanks for the feedback.
I may look into getting a new card but being so close to DX12 I may just wait a bit longer.
Other than AC I didn't notice any major frame rate issues in other games.

No problem.
I'd just wait for the next gen cards at very least. No need to do a minor jump up at this time with them just around the corner if not mistaken.

There is nothing (affordable or that makes sense) really "around the corner" at the moment. This year will be another pretty boring one because we're stuck on 28nm.
nVidia will release another very expensive Titan-like GPU based on GM200 in spring and later on probably a 980Ti based on the defective GM200s. Both are above the current GPUs so this will not change anything for the lower offerings. The only change re current GTX 970s and 980s is that both will probably be offered in 8GB VRAM variants some time later this year.
AMD is rumored to release a 380X/390X with HBM in Q2. Thanks to HBM and watercooling, this will probably be a prohibitively expensive GPU as well, competing either with the Titan GM200 or the 980Ti.

If anything truly new will be coming this year at all, then maybe at the very end of the year if GloFo manage to ship a new 14nm FinFET AMD GPU by then.
nVidia is sticking with TSMC, so there will definitely be no truly new GPUs this year, since according to TSMC, 16nm FinFET won't be ready before 2016.
If anyone is wondering what happened to 20nm, it's long been cancelled since TSMC was not able to offer the GPU makers a high powered 20nm process. The 20nm node is stuck at low power for mobile chips from Apple et al.
That may be true but if they release high end cards that will replace the current 980/290 series.
I am hoping that will lower the prices on current high end cards which will trickle down to the 970.
The Gigabyte 970 I am looking at getting is "on sale" for $430 here in Canada which is a bit too much.
If it would go for around $350 ~ $380 I'd probably pull the trigger.

Well, that won't happen at least not for nVidia. They only got GM200 and that will be the new Titan and maybe 980Ti. Why should they lower prices of the GTX 980 and 970 and ruin their precious margins if they only release parts way above those lower offerings? They won't. And there won't be anything to replace GTX 980 or 970 this year.

The only reason nVidia might adjust their pricing is if AMD's refresh lineup in spring (e.g. R9 370) shakes things up a bit but I think that's unlikely. Why should the financially struggling AMD shake up the market with some huge discounts? It's more likely AMD will price their parts only slightly lower than nVidia's current offerings.

And the high end R9 390X with HBM and watercooling... it'd be crazy by AMD if they would give it away. And why should they? If nVidia has a $999 to $1299 Titan, then AMD might as well join the fun if they have a GPU that performs as well or maybe even better.

Sticking with my entirely capable GTX580 until that happens. XD
 
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