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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power
11. Re: PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power Aug 22, 2016, 12:55 DG
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 12:01:
This is more to do with a real shitty case when it comes to airflow though. My nearly 10 year old Antec P182 isn't built for it.
I have that case, I've no desire to get a new one since my temps are all low despite the case fans being on low. I rarely hear the GPU fan go up a gear and CPU fan never does. Guess it depends some on what fans you're using with it, and I think I reversed the top fan to be exhaust. I only have a little SSD drive in the upper HDD cage, I figured the potential to block the intake fan was the main potential weakness of the design.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: LGR - Building a 486 DOS PC Jul 9, 2016, 17:28 DG
 
Hmm, so I guess I have to decide whether to bother switching from 7 to 10 sometime in the coming week, as afterwards I will not have time to do it before the free upgrade window ends.

Is there really much point to it, other than extending support + DX12?

Also, any ideas how well the upgrade path is working? I've been a clean-install type of guy for a long time but that'd be a huge hassle now.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
20. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 9, 2016, 12:49 DG
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 08:35:
Sadly this isn't the case anymore, the studios pushed hard and Netflix was forced to respond. They have now aggressively started blocking DNS redirectors and updating their internal apps to point directly to CDN server addresses. DNS spoofing is going to go the way of the dodo in short order, several of the major services have already been broken. There is a NetflixByProxy subreddit with more info. There are only 2 working services left and both proxy the entire video feed which won't work when Netflix updates the rest of the apps soon.

Bummer. I know distribution licensing is a big deal to the studios but I roll my eyes every time the movie industry complains about piracy yet seem to refuse opportunities to compete on service. Someone remind me why I'm paying all this money for a limited catalogue released months after John across the street is downloading stuff, often at a higher quality?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
18. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 9, 2016, 06:47 DG
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 23:11:
What streaming services are best for movies? Netflix seems to be more about TV style shows. I'm in the UK, although that doesn't have to matter.

I'm have Netflix and Amazon.

The main issue is the studios are trying to negotiate every film/series individually. There is no legit service with anything like a complete catalogue.

Amazon has better range for movies. Not at all "good" though, just significantly better than netflix. If you're also willing to pay for rental their range gets quite a bit better, but assume 3-4.50 for anything new in HD. Streaming on PC is via web, pretty good IMHO. Phones/tablet have an app, dunno about apple but android one is a bit poor and also requires bypassing play store though seems to work if you disable that security, install then re-enable. I've never seen a native app for TVs but fire stick is pretty decent aslong as good wifi signal and I've heard the firetv box is better.

If you get postal DVD option aswell (lovefilm) then you get a nearly complete range of movies and series via that. Main issue with post isn't just that you cannot get whatever right away on a whim, not only do they have to post it but whilst you can set a dvd to high priority but they still only send it when they have one. Release schedule seems to be theatres, then most can be purchased for streaming, then some go onto ppv streaming, then it's a crapshoot whether something is released on subscriber streaming or dvd rental first.

Netflix is a bit better for tv series - apparently much better if you spoof location to the US (which netflix seem to be blocking to the absolutely minimum extent that the studios will let them get away with). Web streaming and pretty much any internet-enabled device will have a native app.

Allegedly itunes has pretty good range of movies for buy or ppv.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
34. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 10, 2015, 13:15 DG
 
Prob not getting this until I have time to play around xmas. Is there any benefit from playing the phone app?  
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News Comments > Worms WMD Revealed
6. Re: Worms WMD Revealed Aug 1, 2015, 04:31 DG
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 11:24:
I have this weird relationship with Worms. I absolutely loved the first one, but I don't like the others. I don't like the handcrafted looking levels and the cartoony look. I prefered the way the old levels looked and were generated. It's a game that benefits from precise pixels. I'm probably in the very small minority, but this has prevented me from playing more than 5 minutes to all the new ones.
Same here. The only thing I didn't like about the first game was the AI was usually, on a shot-by-shot basis, either ridiculously awful or ridiculously good.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
7. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 26, 2015, 08:18 DG
 
I don't really care about esports per se, but entertaining it during development is a good thing anyway IMHO. It puts a focus on balance, good server control options, spectator modes, etc. Certainly games I've played have improved greatly where support for competitive play was subsequently added in via mods.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 9, 2015, 14:13 DG
 
Had to read through three times, firstly mistaking for the physicist/presenter Brian Cox, then being confused about Scottish Brian Cox as I always hear it in his voice and assumed his American accent was a bit rubbish. Interesting then that you didn't hear it, maybe I kind of invent it from familiarity with his native voice as he just alters his regular voice unlike some British actors who put on an entirely different voice when playing an American.  
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News Comments > DOOM Next Spring
42. Re: DOOM Next Spring Jun 15, 2015, 13:17 DG
 
Always interested in a DOOM game, but I'm wary of the instant-takedown type animations I'm seeing in the video.  
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News Comments > Steam Game Bans
34. Re: Steam Game Bans Apr 30, 2015, 13:31 DG
 
This'll just be setting a flag in the steam client that a game can read to see if it has previously set that flag on that steam account.

This iis the same as that dev's existing CDKEY + master auth server system, except now a flag to the Steam account instead.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans
40. Re: Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans Apr 29, 2015, 12:03 DG
 
It'll just be a flat ban if what is running in memory isn't what it is supposed to be. They wont know what the mod actually is. They can ignore cosmetic mods by not looking at the relevant chunks of memory.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Preloads
39. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Preloads Apr 8, 2015, 15:21 DG
 
Looks like I need to get around to getting that new SSD before I can install this... Does it look like I can begin pre-load now and shift it from HDD to new SSD after it's done downloading?  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
7. Re: Sunday Consolidation Apr 6, 2015, 14:23 DG
 
Pigeon wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 09:06:
It's so inane I have a hard time imagining what kind of person would think this is a good idea without having a cartoon villain come to mind.

Seriously though what kind of moron would be upset that someone makes what is essentially a 40 minute commercial showing himself enjoying their game? It costs them no money to make, no money to air and it could potentially be seen by millions of people. So many companies would kill for that kind of FREE exposure.

Put yourself in the corporate mind.

You have a huge amount of exposure you have no control over whatsoever. It's getting to the point that games live or die based on youtubers, totally out of the hands of the corporate machine. This is antithesis to corporate which is all about control. You have a mentality which isn't about recognising you have this thing happening which is resulting in amazing good stuff for you. No, what matters is you have this important thing you do not control and therefore you have a major risk.

You're also obsessed with control over your intellectual property. This guy making youtube vids is making money off the back of YOUR thing. Therefore that money is yours. He's literally stealing from the company!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $77M
28. Re: Star Citizen at $77M Mar 30, 2015, 12:50 DG
 
Genuine question as I've not really been following this game, or backing in general:

Is this $250 for pre-release DLC of one ship, or do you also get shares in the company or something?
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam
16. Re: H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam Mar 24, 2015, 12:06 DG
 
Verno wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 09:44:
I'll check H1Z1 out when its a bit more mature, my friend just complains endlessly about it right now. I'm trying to avoid early access in general, I have a whole pile of them in Steam that dead ended.
As a >2 year PS2 player, I feel obliged to counsel you against optimism.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 18, 2015, 14:30 DG
 
LgFriess wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 09:46:
Well looks like it's finally time for a full new system build. Skylake, 390x/Nvidia equivalent, Windows 10, 21:9 monitors all hopefully being available this summer/fall.

My first thought was that it's opportunity to upgrade. I have a 2500K oc to 4.2ghz for way too long now. I've been periodically checking the cpu benches but I'm yet to see any significant gains (admittedly comparing current oc to stock, because I don't want to upgrade on the assumption of achieving a good oc).

Q550 with 4gb though...
 
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
45. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 18, 2015, 14:26 DG
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 12:10:
I could care less about multiplayer for HL3, actually--that seems enormously boring to me. The HL story is one with much remaining potential for *single-player*
Yeah I don't get why games have to have MP thrown in with a SP game, or vice versa. Better to do one thing very well than split resources. In fairness, there's a lot of assets in a SP game that can be reused for MP, but one or the other ends up as an afterthought. Even co-op, how many games do that well? Adversarial doesn't interest me at all.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Mar 16, 2015, 13:54 DG
 
I assume a non-trivial chunk will centre on the pre-Howsers studio (DMA Design) which was up in Dundee making the likes of Lemmings and GTA1+2 for about 10 years.  
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News Comments > Source 2 Games Must Use Steam
28. Re: Source 2 Games Must Use Steam Mar 5, 2015, 14:58 DG
 
NKD wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 10:10:
Really important point I just thought about. If Source 2 games MUST be on Steam, then does it follow that Steam MUST sell all Source 2 games? I doubt that Valve is going to commit to that.

So it seems that you'll have a scenario where you use Source 2, have Valve say they don't want to sell your game for whatever reason, and then you're forbidden from selling your game at all.

Or must you simply be WILLING to list your game on Steam, and if Valve declines, you get a free pass?

Unless I see contract wording to the contrary, I'd assume it's written such that use of Source2 requires acceptance of the Steam seller agreement, not that the game actually has to be selling on the Steam store.
 
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News Comments > Syndicate Free on Origin
9. Re: Syndicate Free on Origin Mar 4, 2015, 09:45 DG
 
One of my favourite games of all time.

Thanks for link Blahman, I'll need to keep an eye on that game.
 
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