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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > New AMD and Intel CPU Reviews

18. Re: New AMD and Intel CPU Reviews Nov 26, 2019, 09:58 wtf_man
 
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 25, 2019, 14:04:
mirthy wrote on Nov 25, 2019, 13:57:
Most games don't thread that well do they? All those extra cores can't be taken adv of today can it?

This is the main reason why upgraded to the i5-9600k instead of i7 or i9. The price/performance ratio is simply not there.

Same reason why I stuck with Intel over AMD. The single threaded performance of the Intel chips beat the AMD processors hands down every time. In the few instances where games use multiple cores/threads it's usually up to a max. of 4 threads. It's pretty hard to code game engines to be multithreaded and truly scalable to multiple cores.

This.

Intel still has better IPC. AMD has improved quite a bit though, so I am curious to see how the Ryzen 4000's IPC performs.

I'll either be going Ice Lake (Fschk Comet Lake) or whatever 10nm desktop offering Intel comes out with, or Ryzen 4000.

I'm still on a i5 3750k, so I'm definitely due for an upgrade.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2019, 14:41 wtf_man
 
Never was a big fan of his “Vision”, but RIP, Brad.  
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News Comments > John Carmack Working on AI

14. Re: John Carmack Working on AI Nov 14, 2019, 12:30 wtf_man
 
Pretty much stopped caring when he got out of engine development.

That said... id Tech 5 wasn't one of his better releases... probably unfinished due to his distracting interest in VR at the time.
 
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News Comments > The Sims Earnings Pass $5 Billion

7. Re: The Sims Earnings Pass $5 Billion Nov 4, 2019, 14:26 wtf_man
 
5 Billion....and EA still gutted Maxis. LOL  
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News Comments > Midday Tech Bits

2. Re: Midday Tech Bits Oct 30, 2019, 14:04 wtf_man
 
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080-3080 Ti- more VRAM, way faster and CHEAPER?!

Well duh on the "faster"... Just about every new gen is or they wouldn't sell.

But cheaper? I'll believe it when I see it. (Although I have to admit that the GTX 1660 Super is actually a reasonable priced upgrade from the last (GTX 1060) gen, but they weren't out at launch of this gen.
 
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News Comments > EA Games Returning to Steam

73. Re: EA Games Returning to Steam Oct 30, 2019, 10:35 wtf_man
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 29, 2019, 19:42:
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2019, 19:34:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 29, 2019, 14:39:
Never, will I install Origin.

Oh yes you will. What's more, you'll do it, and you'll love it. If you're going to pass up a whole year's worth of games for $30 - with more coming all the time - you're cuckoo bananas! That is thee best deal in gaming hands down.
Only if there are Origin games you want to play.

Which there isn't. The last EA game I bought was Dragon Age Origins (Which didn't have origin 'the drm launcher' at the time, although you still had to make an EA account for the DLC)... and I re-purchased it when it went on sale on GOG.

Haven't purchased an EA game since. Well I take that back... I have purchased a few other older ones on GOG.
 
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News Comments > EA Games Returning to Steam

38. Re: EA Games Returning to Steam Oct 29, 2019, 14:50 wtf_man
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 29, 2019, 14:43:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 29, 2019, 14:39:
Never, will I install Origin.

So does that mean Steam is the lesser of two evils?

Not really. Steam is the only DRM launcher I have currently, and even that eventually will be removed when I build a new rig. I've replaced a majority of my library with GOG. There will be a few games I will have to "No-Steam crack" when I put everything on a new machine, but I can always prove I own them by logging into steam without the launcher.... or... For newer games I may just put Steam in a VM to purchase /download... then crack them to put on my gaming rig (sans any launcher).

/shrug
 
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News Comments > EA Games Returning to Steam

34. Re: EA Games Returning to Steam Oct 29, 2019, 14:39 wtf_man
 
Never, will I install Origin.  
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News Comments > Valve Burgled

37. Re: Valve Burgled Oct 9, 2019, 18:09 wtf_man
 
Maybe he'll leak the Half-Life 3 source code!

/snicker
 
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News Comments > No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2

37. Re: No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2 Oct 8, 2019, 14:05 wtf_man
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 10:32:
Nah, we all use both and afaik it was just a rallying cry to help GOG.
They have been dumping all their money into developing Cyberpunk and their budget is tight or at least that was my impression.

Just thought it was funny to make it snarky, alliterative and allegorical by removing the comma. Paperbag

This.

...and I will gladly remove the comma since someone else is now using it as a sig. If this starts a trend and helps GOG... then hell yes!
 
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News Comments > No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2

24. Re: No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2 Oct 7, 2019, 19:44 wtf_man
 
After some googlin' (Actually DuckduckGoin') Apparently I was thinking of Elite Dangerous.  
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News Comments > No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2

20. Re: No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2 Oct 7, 2019, 18:21 wtf_man
 
Aren't these the asshats that promised offline in a kickstarter, then ended up requiring an internet connection even for single player?

Or am I thinking of some other space game?
 
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Next Month

16. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Next Month Oct 4, 2019, 13:37 wtf_man
 
Let me know when it is on GOG.

Same for the GTA series. (I have steam versions but would repurchase)
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII

7. Re: GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII Oct 3, 2019, 16:45 wtf_man
 
Just bought a couple of games on sale that was on my GOG wishlist.

Happy B-Day GOG, and THANK YOU!
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Responds to Union Beef

9. Re: Gearbox Responds to Union Beef Oct 1, 2019, 14:57 wtf_man
 
NKD wrote on Oct 1, 2019, 11:38:
Also, Texas law doesn't say you can't sign a union worker under a collective bargaining agreement. There are all kinds of unions in Texas. You just can't make membership mandatory for employment, and any collective bargaining agreement in Texas is going to reflect that.

I think Mr. Baker refused to work for gearbox, not gearbox refused to hire him, according to the gearbox statement.
 
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News Comments > Bobby Prince Sues Valve, Gearbox, and Randy Pitchford

8. Re: Bobby Prince Sues Valve, Gearbox, and Randy Pitchford Sep 30, 2019, 14:12 wtf_man
 
Anybody sucessfully suing Randy and Gearbox makes me grin from ear to ear.

Yes, I dispise them that much after DNF and ACM debacles... Way to kill 2 awesome franchises in one fell swoop! ...and I never liked /disired that cel animated crap Borderlands series. Pretty much the only thing they did well was the original Half-Life expansions, but you can't be judged on 20+ year old sucess.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store September Update Plans

28. Re: Epic Games Store September Update Plans Sep 29, 2019, 11:54 wtf_man
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 28, 2019, 20:51:
...and his hypocritical rant on MS years ago and Windows was going to be a walled garden and throw all the competition out, that didn't happen and he built his walled garden. He was projecting on MS what he wanted to do himself. Those are my two.

Yeah, that is fairly hypocritical... squawking about wanting the platform to remain open, Windows Store is bad m'kay, etc. etc., and then shiznitting out exclusives for EGS as if that wasn't a "closed off system".

Not that I personally give a shiznit about EGS exclusives (in general)... but the Hypocrisy by Sweeny is fairly apparent.
 
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News Comments > Get Everything and Metro: 2033 Redux for Free

9. Re: Get Everything and Metro: 2033 Redux for Free Sep 26, 2019, 16:57 wtf_man
 
Already have Metro...DRM Free.... From GOG.

I'd rather pay for DRM Free and remain launcher-less and telemetry-less (At least as far as my devices are concerned... the store, of course is free to keep track of all my purchases and figure out my interests from that)... thank you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 17, 2019, 12:27 wtf_man
 
Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux.

Yeah...that's all we need.... Linux with Microsoft Telemetry / Spyware.

No thanks.
 
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News Comments > System Shock 3 Trailer

9. Re: System Shock 3 Trailer Sep 11, 2019, 11:34 wtf_man
 
Well at least this doesn't LOOK as fucked up as Underworld Acendant. (Otherside Entertainment screwed that up royally)

I'm still waiting on the System Shock 1 remake from Nightdive Studios (Never played 1,and I don't want to spoil it with the "enhanced edition").

I absolutely loved System Shock 2... and no... the Bioshock Series doesn't even come close as a "spiritual successor"....Prey (2017) is the closest thing to a "spiritual successor" to the System Shock series, IMO. If you liked Prey 2017, you'll love the System Shock series.

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