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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Sep 20, 2020, 08:45
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 20, 2020, 08:45
Sep 20, 2020, 08:45
 
Darks wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 19:10:
Beamer wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 18:49:
The 3090 isn't really aimed at enthusiasts

Then what is it aimed at? Because it sure as shit isn't performing up to its price point.

From what I understand, it’s primarily for ML developers/researchers.
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans
Sep 2, 2020, 17:26
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans Sep 2, 2020, 17:26
Sep 2, 2020, 17:26
 
Thakk wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 14:26:
Question: So, would we need...

1. A DirectStorage compatible NVMe SSD
2. A DirectStorage compatible motherboard
3. DirectX with DirectStorage integration enabled/installed
4. A game that takes advantage of DirectStorage

?

I think DirectStorage will work with any NVMe SSD. Obviously you will need DirectX and a game to use it.
This is basically Vulkan for storage.

Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 15:58:
Honestly, I'd rather they take a two tier approach.

Tier 1:
Does the system have 16GB or more of system RAM? Create a ramdisk. That's the primary asset streaming store for games.
Tier 2:
Does the system have an NVMe? Start using that once the ramdisk becomes full.

Given the kind of data volumes games are using these days unless you've got 64GB or more, I'm not sure you'll see much value.
Anyway, games are pretty clever with loading data from disk these days, the big blocker is actually structuring the data so it will fit into the CPU cache.

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Re: etc., etc.
Sep 1, 2020, 08:54
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Re: etc., etc. Sep 1, 2020, 08:54
Sep 1, 2020, 08:54
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 31, 2020, 23:14:
RTFA. Scott said he was flattered by the imitation and even complimented the production. He just felt it was wasted on such a petty, trivial message (his choice of term was "ordinary," but we can read between the lines).

I don’t disagree with the sentiment, but it’s a bit rich given the originals message was “buy these expensive computers”.

Pot, meet kettle.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 25, 2020, 21:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2020, 21:26
Aug 25, 2020, 21:26
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 19:21:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 18:44:
Women are posing topless on Colorado mountaintops in 'exploding' new trend.

The comments on that story are lovely... oh, Fox News.
nothing but back selfies

It’s an amusing quirk of language that we’ve adopted the term “selfie” as what was previously a “portrait” shot.

If the picture is of your back, it’s probably not a “selfie”, unless you have amazing flexibility.
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Re: Gotham Knights Announced
Aug 23, 2020, 19:38
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Re: Gotham Knights Announced Aug 23, 2020, 19:38
Aug 23, 2020, 19:38
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 23, 2020, 09:36:
I will remember this, smart-ass The moment you have one single piece of critique about any sequel of any game, I will copy-paste the same senseless thing you just posted.

Eh, it could be terrible. I mean, there's a reasonably high chance it will be terrible (Origins wasn't great, and even Rocksteady overdid it with Knight).

But it won't be terrible because it's not another Batman game. Or maybe it will... who knows?

But the idea that you can't centre a piece of Batman universe media around a different character or characters is nonsense. The Harley Quinn cartoon is excellent and Batman only shows up every few episodes in that.
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Re: Gotham Knights Announced
Aug 23, 2020, 09:00
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Re: Gotham Knights Announced Aug 23, 2020, 09:00
Aug 23, 2020, 09:00
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 23, 2020, 08:07:
You must be a special kind of cringy new-age hipster to be the one that proposes NOT to have Batman as the protagonist and playable character. Fucking genius...

I know, right? I get so pissed off at all these games without Batman.

Doom? Fuck that, no Batman.
Half life? He’s not even mentioned.
Dark Souls? I guess playing as Batman would have made it too easy.

I hope no one ever makes a game about any of the other interesting characters in the DCU... that would suck!

I also hate how they went back and erased everyone’s copies of all the Arkham games.. what a bunch of assholes.
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Re: Saturday Interviews
Jul 5, 2020, 03:44
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Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 5, 2020, 03:44
Jul 5, 2020, 03:44
 
GothicWizard wrote on Jul 5, 2020, 00:01:
Cutter wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 15:52:
Diversity seems to incur more problems than its worth. Maybe we're better off just sticking with and working with our own as much as possible. And even though they won't publicly acknowledge that you can see where most business people would agree with that. There's simply too much risk and downside with it.

Or men should learn, and parents teach their boys, not to rape or sexually assault others? Yea let's try that fucking plan kiddo.

Don’t dismiss Cutters idea straight away. It’s got some merits; we should work with our own.

His mistake is how he’s dividing the world! Instead of isolating by gender or ethnicity, we can divide the world into creepy, racist misogynistic assholes and everyone else.

Then the rest of us can get on with life and ship the assholes to an island in the mid Atlantic where they will never have to be bothered by anyone not exactly like them.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 is DirectX 12 Only
Jul 2, 2020, 08:38
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 is DirectX 12 Only Jul 2, 2020, 08:38
Jul 2, 2020, 08:38
 
Drayth wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 08:22:
Quinn wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 02:52:
, no playable female protagonist..

Wait, what..??

Yeah, I thought they showed a redesign just a few months ago??
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Re: Electronic Arts on Harassment
Jun 30, 2020, 22:59
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Re: Electronic Arts on Harassment Jun 30, 2020, 22:59
Jun 30, 2020, 22:59
 
mxmissile wrote on Jun 30, 2020, 17:26:
I would'nt even work in the gaming industry for a 7 digit salary.

I highly doubt anyone would pay you a 7 dollar salary, nevermind 7 digits.
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Re: Electronic Arts on Harassment
Jun 29, 2020, 22:07
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Re: Electronic Arts on Harassment Jun 29, 2020, 22:07
Jun 29, 2020, 22:07
 
deqer wrote on Jun 29, 2020, 21:57:
I've read stories of victims (especially women) lying about their claims simply to destroy a person. The reasons for this vary, ranging from jealousy to a disagreement in ideology.

I wonder how many of these cases will be false, if not even sexual harrasment at all.

I've read stories that idiots believe the above bullshit. The reasons vary, ranging from jealously to being an incel nutjob who's never actually spoken to a woman.

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Re: Sunday Patches
May 3, 2020, 22:00
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Re: Sunday Patches May 3, 2020, 22:00
May 3, 2020, 22:00
 
"DOOM Eternal New Mod Greatly Improves Particle Effects."

There are certainly more particle effects... not sure that makes them better.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 28, 2020, 19:45
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 28, 2020, 19:45
Apr 28, 2020, 19:45
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 28, 2020, 16:34:
Open-Carrying Guy Has His Brand-New Pistol Stolen at Gunpoint

That's one of the best possible outcomes for that. No one was hurt.

Ideally, the thief would be caught and punished appropriately, but it's not worth killing someone over some stuff.
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Re: Morning Patches
Mar 9, 2020, 16:55
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Re: Morning Patches Mar 9, 2020, 16:55
Mar 9, 2020, 16:55
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 9, 2020, 14:15:
El Pit wrote on Mar 9, 2020, 12:52:
The world of Satisfactory is pretty big - and there are caves, mountains, so it is not flat earth. And DAMN is it pretty to look at!

But there is nothing really pushing you to expand or is there? Like a threat? What's stopping you from completing the game with just your closest resource spawns? I mean, aside from time?

Lots of the later game stuff like nuclear power isn't available in the starting areas. Plus there are "crash sites" hidden around the map that contain alternative crafting recipes.

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Re: Morning Mobilization
Feb 27, 2020, 16:34
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Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 27, 2020, 16:34
Feb 27, 2020, 16:34
 
Regarding the batteries... I really don't think the buying public cares. I'm sure there are plenty of people who care a lot, but they're a tiny minority.

People have already voted with their wallets here.
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Re: Op Ed
Feb 24, 2020, 17:45
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Re: Op Ed Feb 24, 2020, 17:45
Feb 24, 2020, 17:45
 
Spektr wrote on Feb 24, 2020, 13:06:

Totally. well apparently we know where that paper is coming from if the author thinks the most worrying thing is corporation being mocked, we can tell what interests he is representing and it's not gamers.

Did you read the article at all?

He's not worried about the corporation being mocked, he's saying that it's not funny because "big corporations are immoral" has gone from a cautionary tale to a fact.

Now, personally, I disagree about whether that's funny, because a) humour is subjective and b) satire is supposed to mock the current state.

But he's definitely not defending corporations.
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Re: Op Ed
Feb 19, 2020, 16:00
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Re: Op Ed Feb 19, 2020, 16:00
Feb 19, 2020, 16:00
 
I don't think there's anything wrong with his tweet taken in isolation. Ask anyone who excels at their craft (pro athletes, musicians, chefs, etc) and they will tell you they are angry or disappointed after a bad game/performance/meal.

But it's who that anger is directed at and what you do with it that matters.

If you're angry at yourself for not performing at your best, that can be a motivator to improve.

On the other hand, if you rage and scream and take it out on everyone around you.... you're probably Gordon Ramsay.

If someone on your team genuinely let you down... then they already know that, and screaming at them is counter productive.

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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Feb 9, 2020, 22:04
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Feb 9, 2020, 22:04
Feb 9, 2020, 22:04
 
Timmeh wrote on Feb 9, 2020, 11:44:
It is NOT an "altered video".

It is a LEGIT political add. Like we have always had.

It's an altered video in the sense that it edits two disparate moments in time to make them seem like they happened concurrently.

If someone created a video of the Nurenberg rally and then edited Trump saying "fine people on both sides", that would be equally disingenuous.

But you are 100% correct in that this is par for the course in US politics.

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Re: EA Games Returning to Steam
Oct 30, 2019, 00:01
62.
Re: EA Games Returning to Steam Oct 30, 2019, 00:01
Oct 30, 2019, 00:01
 
>> Not even touching the "giving a significant (though probably less than 30%) cut of gross to a company that did absolutely zilch to make the game... this just seems like a customer INconvenience if anything.

You do understand that that's how commerce works, right?

When you buy food at the supermarket... it doesn't all go to the farmer.

Same with games. Just because Valve didn't make the game doesn't mean they didn't incur a cost for hosting it, featuring it on their store, etc.

Now, you can argue that 30% is too high, and you can certainly make the point about having to origin at the same time, but to say that Valve "did absolutely zilch to make the game" is either naive or disingenuous.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Sep 4, 2019, 00:06
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Re: Morning Interviews Sep 4, 2019, 00:06
Sep 4, 2019, 00:06
 
The flip side, of course, is that while devs can and should leave their politics in their games.... consumers are free to criticise those politics.

Just try not to be a dick when you're doing it.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Sep 3, 2019, 21:37
1.
Re: Morning Interviews Sep 3, 2019, 21:37
Sep 3, 2019, 21:37
 
"uggghh, leave your politics out of my games."

There, I said it, so no one else has to.

Note to devs: do not leave your politics out of games. Any work of art without something to say is boring.
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