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News Comments > Squadron 42 Video

38. Re: Squadron 42 Video Dec 27, 2019, 18:53 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 22:25:
wtf_man wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 18:07:
Hmm... a 3 and half minute 3D Studio Max rendering.

Meh, it's all in-engine, but yeah, no game play.

Yeah... I know it's in-engine, but it might as well have been just a rendering.
 
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News Comments > etc.

8. Re: etc. Dec 26, 2019, 18:33 wtf_man
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 12:07:
Steam stats show everyone who has the game running, period, unless they're not connected online at all. But I'm not sure if the game let's you do that, with its Rockstar launcher requirement.

I played GTA5 offline... unplugged the network cable as soon as I got in the game.

I don't participate in forced telemetry.

That said... I have pretty much zero interest in RDR2 with the same crap. And while I enjoyed GTA5... I probably won't get GTA6 because of the Rockstar launcher BS.
 
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News Comments > Castle Wolfenstein Creator Profiled

2. Re: Castle Wolfenstein Creator Profiled Dec 26, 2019, 18:14 wtf_man
 
and the tale of how id Software acquired the rights to the title for Return to Castle Wolfenstein in 1992

Uhm.... "Wolfenstein 3D" came out in '92.

"Return to Castle Wolfenstein" came out in 2001. (And is still my favorite)
 
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News Comments > Squadron 42 Video

23. Re: Squadron 42 Video Dec 26, 2019, 18:07 wtf_man
 
Hmm... a 3 and half minute 3D Studio Max rendering.  
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits

5. Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 24, 2019, 13:50 wtf_man
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 12:36:
A gpu that costs twice the price of a console is more powerful .. inconceivable

Right. The PS4 and the XBone didn’t even have near the top of the line gpus of the time, when they launched.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Wishlist and Review Plans

3. Re: Epic Games Store Wishlist and Review Plans Dec 19, 2019, 11:17 wtf_man
 
Wish-List: Go DRM Launcher free like GOG and I'll start buying stuff from you.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 19, 2019, 10:51 wtf_man
 
Slick wrote on Dec 18, 2019, 19:50:
Fuck Intel.

Fuck nVidia.

Long live team RED!

And next eyar when they drop "Big Navi" I'll get that, and my computer will last the next 7 years until the next console cycle begins.

OOOOOH RAH

I just buy whatever is best at the time for my upgrade. I'm "Vendor Agnostic".

That said, my core i5 3570 gaming rig is going on 7 years old... with only an SSD upgrade, and 1 GPU upgrade over that time... and I bought the upgraded GPU used last year (GTX680 to a GTX1070).... and I only game at 1080p... so waiting for the Ryzen 4000 and whatever Intel has to offer late next year is ok by me. AS for upgrading the GPU again... I probably can wait an extra year after that to see who has the better cards. The 1070 for now is plenty for 1080p.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 18, 2019, 19:43 wtf_man
 
P4 vs Athlon... AMD Spanked Intel for Several years. (P4 sucked that bad and I ran AMD Back then because of it... same issue as today... who ruled with IPC)

Core vs anything AMD... Intel Spanked AMD for the last decade and a half.

Currently, AMD has pretty much caught up IPC-wise and started spanking on multi-thread.

Next year will be very interesting.
 
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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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