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Re: Epic Fires Back at Apple Again
Sep 19, 2020, 17:01
Kxmode
 
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Re: Epic Fires Back at Apple Again Sep 19, 2020, 17:01
Sep 19, 2020, 17:01
 Kxmode
 
The gift that keeps on giving. Popcorn
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Re: No Man's Sky Origins Next Week
Sep 19, 2020, 14:16
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Re: No Man's Sky Origins Next Week Sep 19, 2020, 14:16
Sep 19, 2020, 14:16
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DrEvil wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 00:41:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 23:08:
Released in 2016. Actually finished it in 2020.
Really, this is the last time you're going to whine about an awesome game like this?

It's an observational comment. I'm not attacking you for enjoying it, so you can put the pitchfork done (sheesh. some people get way too triggered).

Qvark wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 08:16:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 23:08:
Released in 2016. Actually finished it in 2020.
Why would anyone say it's finished? Such a stupid comment.

Finished means feature-complete as in the feature-complete he frequently promised for launch.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: No Man's Sky Origins Next Week
Sep 18, 2020, 23:08
Kxmode
 
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Re: No Man's Sky Origins Next Week Sep 18, 2020, 23:08
Sep 18, 2020, 23:08
 Kxmode
 
Released in 2016. Actually finished it in 2020.
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Re: Get Watch Dogs 2 and Stick It To The Man! for Free
Sep 18, 2020, 16:30
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Re: Get Watch Dogs 2 and Stick It To The Man! for Free Sep 18, 2020, 16:30
Sep 18, 2020, 16:30
 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 21:13:
My snagging finger is getting tired. I don’t know if I can afford anymore free games.

Does insurance cover finger atrophy?
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Get Watch Dogs 2 and Stick It To The Man! for Free
Sep 18, 2020, 16:29
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Re: Get Watch Dogs 2 and Stick It To The Man! for Free Sep 18, 2020, 16:29
Sep 18, 2020, 16:29
 Kxmode
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 21:07:
Yessss, 3 more beautiful gamessss for my adiction ... (and I don't even like soccer !)


Oh you. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry
Sep 18, 2020, 15:48
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry Sep 18, 2020, 15:48
Sep 18, 2020, 15:48
 Kxmode
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 14:08:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 14:04:
Sometimes a person leaving for what they claim is exactly that and not some conspiracy of wrongdoing.

Games fucked!
You are right and we need to stop this ourselves because this is the same shit we blame the media for doing, connecting what seems like reasonable dots, but that doesn't make it true.

Before you can connect those reasonable dots, the dots have to exist. Arguing because other high profile Ubisoft people were ousted due to improper behavior doesn't mean every high profile person deciding to leave the company is automatically guilty of bad behavior. That's called prejudice and stereotyping. Or, as Stephen Colbert calls it, the truthiness of the situation. You know Michel Ancel is guilty because your gut told you so.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry
Sep 18, 2020, 14:04
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry Sep 18, 2020, 14:04
Sep 18, 2020, 14:04
 Kxmode
 
Sometimes a person leaving for what they claim is exactly that and not some conspiracy of wrongdoing.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Fortnite Save the World macOS Support Ending
Sep 17, 2020, 23:14
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Re: Fortnite Save the World macOS Support Ending Sep 17, 2020, 23:14
Sep 17, 2020, 23:14
 Kxmode
 
"That's great, it starts with an legal quake
Apples and lawyers, and Timmy
And Ninja is not afraid
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs
Don't mis-serve your own needs
Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no, strength
The ladder starts to clatter
With a fear of height, down, height
Wire in a fire, represent another season
And lawyers for hire and a court site
Left it, wasn't coming in a hurry
With the Law breathing down your neck
Team by team, lawyers baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that legal complaint, fine, then
Uh oh, overflow, population, common group
But it'll do, save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed
Tell me with Fortnite and the skins in the right, right
You vitriolic, pathetic, slam fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched, right?!
Well... it's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
and I feel fine"

source (with apologies to REM)

Popcorn
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: US Treasury Department Scrutinizing Riot and Epic over Tencent Connections
Sep 17, 2020, 22:59
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Re: US Treasury Department Scrutinizing Riot and Epic over Tencent Connections Sep 17, 2020, 22:59
Sep 17, 2020, 22:59
 Kxmode
 
"Leave the past behind
Just walk away
When it's over
And the cracks begin to show"
source
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 17, 2020, 16:23
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 17, 2020, 16:23
Sep 17, 2020, 16:23
 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 15:06:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 13:57:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 12:57:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 11:54:
Relax everyone. Just wait a few months and then you pick one up after the hype and crazy dies down.
I've seen it go both ways. Sometimes you have stock shortages for weeks / months and prices are higher than if you get in early. Plus I'm expecting my third child in December and have a month of annual leave / paternity leave, so ideally want to get the card prior to that to make the most of it.
Congratulations!
Cheers Not only will I have the little one to deal with but my eldest is five and really into Fortnite and I told him I'd install it again if I bought a new graphics card. He keeps asking when the graphics card will be downloaded, so I don't think he really understands it all. So yeah, I'll be one of those crazy people playing Fortnite with raytracing. Might even have to buy an Xbox Series X for the Mrs, as she's started playing Fortnite a bit more recently.

The number of people trying to get hold of these cards is ridiculous. My father, who isn't even a gamer and is only interested in Flight Simulator 20200, even managed to order one today. And my brother hasn't upgraded his computer since 2012 (he's rocking a horrendously mismatched i7 2600K, hand-me-down GTX 970 SLI setup and a 4K monitor) and even he is seriously considering one.

With that setup buying the entry-level should be a no-brainer. Your brother will see immediate and noticeable gains. However, it's going to be challenging to get 4K60. He should upgrade the CPU/mobo. Once a person games at 4K, they don't go back to 1080 or 1440.

My build. I specifically built it for 4K60 or very close to that.

CPU: I7-8700
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11G
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4-2133
MOBO: ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming
1st Drive: SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 500GB
2nd Drive: SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 500GB
3rd Drive: WD Black 2 TB 7200
Power Supply: 1600 Watt CORSAIR AX1600i
Displays: (2) LG 27" 4K UHD IPS
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Except for a few games like MSFS, I see at or above 60 FPS. In MSFS, I see between 40-50. It will drop to 33 when I fly in and around large metros, but the game quickly stabilizes framerates so that lower rates are buttery smooth. In older games like Guild Wars 2, with all settings maxed running on legacy DirectX 9, I see between 70 and 90 depending on the area, and when the screen fills with players, 40-60 (area dependent). GW2 is my go-to benchmark for testing what I like to call the trueness of a video card's performance. If it does well in a game like GW2, it'll handle modern games without issue.

I have no doubt upgrading to a 30XX would boost performance past 4K60. However, I'm not messing with the 3070 or 3080. I'm saving my pennies for the 3090. I paid $1,200 for the 2080 Ti, and it was well worth the cost. Solid 4K60 gaming for the past year and a half. Video card generations rapidly change. I didn't want to wait for a 30XX when I could get a 2080 Ti and enjoy 4K60.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: etc.
Sep 17, 2020, 15:48
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2.
Re: etc. Sep 17, 2020, 15:48
Sep 17, 2020, 15:48
 Kxmode
 
I only played Uncharted 4 and genuinely enjoyed it. It very much reminded me of an Indiana Jones adventure. So I can only imagine the previous three are just as adventurous. I'm looking forward the film.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 17, 2020, 13:57
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93.
Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 17, 2020, 13:57
Sep 17, 2020, 13:57
 Kxmode
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 12:57:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 11:54:
Relax everyone. Just wait a few months and then you pick one up after the hype and crazy dies down.
I've seen it go both ways. Sometimes you have stock shortages for weeks / months and prices are higher than if you get in early. Plus I'm expecting my third child in December and have a month of annual leave / paternity leave, so ideally want to get the card prior to that to make the most of it.

Congratulations!
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 17, 2020, 12:07
Kxmode
 
2.
Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2020, 12:07
Sep 17, 2020, 12:07
 Kxmode
 
I never knew Speed Racer is a Sociopath.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 17, 2020, 11:54
Kxmode
 
87.
Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 17, 2020, 11:54
Sep 17, 2020, 11:54
 Kxmode
 
Relax everyone. Just wait a few months and then you pick one up after the hype and crazy dies down.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Myst with VR Support Announced
Sep 17, 2020, 10:23
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Re: Myst with VR Support Announced Sep 17, 2020, 10:23
Sep 17, 2020, 10:23
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 10:16:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 09:11:
I still think the realMYST trailer is hand's down the best trailer Cyan ever produced.
Sarcasm? If that's their best I feel sorry for them.

Well, I like it.
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Re: Myst with VR Support Announced
Sep 17, 2020, 09:11
Kxmode
 
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Re: Myst with VR Support Announced Sep 17, 2020, 09:11
Sep 17, 2020, 09:11
 Kxmode
 
I still think the realMYST trailer is hand's down the best trailer Cyan ever produced.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 17, 2020, 09:02
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 17, 2020, 09:02
Sep 17, 2020, 09:02
 Kxmode
 
100% - AusGamers.com
100% - BabelTech Reviews (Converted "Editor's Choice" into a percentage score)
89% - Engadget
100% - The FPS Review (Converted "The FPS Review Gold Award" into a percentage score)
??? - GameSpot
90% - IGN (Converted IGN's "amazing graphics card" into a percentage score)
100% - LanOC Reviews (Converted "Editor's Choice" into a percentage score)
100% - Neoseeker (Converted "Innovation Award" into a percentage score)
100% - Overclockers Club (Converted "OCC Gold" badge into a percentage score)
92% - PC Gamer
??? - Techgage
100% - TechPowerUp (Converted "Editor's Choice" into a percentage score)
??? - TechPowerUp
??? - TechSpot
??? - Tom's Hardware
??? - VentureBeat
100% - Wccftech (Converted "Editor's Choice" into a percentage score)

AVERAGE SCORE 97.36% - BUY

My work is done here.
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Re: Star Citizen Drama
Sep 17, 2020, 05:23
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73.
Re: Star Citizen Drama Sep 17, 2020, 05:23
Sep 17, 2020, 05:23
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theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 04:30:
Razumen wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 00:35:
Pretty much false, every game in development continually has playable builds, the only difference is that it's now available to the public. They'll have a slight amount of more overhead required for the delivery of these builds, but it's not a huge amount, and it certainly doesn't hamper iteration, as that can still be done normally in development builds.
CIG is releasing quarterly patches, with each patch being put through 1-2 months of polishing prior to release. That is a massively level of inefficiency. Even moving to a twice a semi annual release schedule would significant reduce the amount of wasted development time. Barely any meaningful features are being added each release.

Is game development in 1-2 months considered Agile/SCRUM? I work in web engineering, so I'm not privy to what constitutes a conventional CI/CD period for game development.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 17, 2020, 05:12
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14.
Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2020, 05:12
Sep 17, 2020, 05:12
 Kxmode
 
In other news, in a bid to provide more clarity, Taco Bell announced that it is open until 1 AM or later to handle emergencies where you need more dog food and all the stores are closed.
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm
Sep 17, 2020, 02:19
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm Sep 17, 2020, 02:19
Sep 17, 2020, 02:19
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RedEye9 wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 02:01:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 01:38:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:35:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:22:
Meanwhile, Apple continues to abuse it's monopoly position.

Just hours after the reveal of Apple’s new services bundles, the tech giant has already taken criticism for evidently favoring its own apps over those with which it directly competes in its App Store.
Spotify, which has been feuding with the tech giant for years now over its hefty App Store fees, quickly seized on the opportunity to raise Apple antitrust concerns.

But is it illegal? Meh. It's WRONG, no doubt. But Illegal, I don't think so. Apple owns the operating system and hardware. Like any platform, they create and govern the rules; rules companies agree to when they sign up for an account. So it is less a monopoly and more like a massive and unethical conflict of interest.
It's textbook anti-trust. It's why the studio system was dismantled in the 1950s. Just because the Trump JD doesn't prosecute doesn't mean it's not illegal.
As long as Billy Barr is at the helm don't expect nuthin to change. Shit, they might even get immunity from prosecution and a preemptive pardon.

This thread couldn't go more than 20 comments before it derailed into political things. I'm done.
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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