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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers
Sep 19, 2020, 12:04
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers Sep 19, 2020, 12:04
Sep 19, 2020, 12:04
 
Hmm... looks like my old rig can stay on windows 7 a while longer. I didn't want to change OS's until I built a new rig anyway... so that's good.

That's assuming I buy Cyberpunk before I build a new rig... which is likely since I'm targeting spring of next year when Zen 3 and Nvidia 30 series should be widely available (or possibly Big Navi and whatever Intel's best is at the time).
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry
Sep 18, 2020, 17:17
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry Sep 18, 2020, 17:17
Sep 18, 2020, 17:17
 
Not sure why folks are jumping to the conclusion that this has something to do with Ubisoft's harassment issues... 30+ years means the guy could simply want to move on.

/shrug
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry
Sep 18, 2020, 13:55
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry Sep 18, 2020, 13:55
Sep 18, 2020, 13:55
 
PC
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm
Sep 17, 2020, 10:02
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm Sep 17, 2020, 10:02
Sep 17, 2020, 10:02
 
Look folks, Apple is free to run their platform the way they want and it's totally LEGAL. Period. No matter how much folks want to throw the "anti-competitive / monopoly" buzzwords around.

Until there are anti-trust laws that ACTUALLY deal with duopolies and oligopolies... Apple's behavior will remain legal.

Laws for duopolies / oligopolies need to be passed FIRST.
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 14:17
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 14:17
Sep 16, 2020, 14:17
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 12:55:
wtf_man wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:44:
For those of us that still run in only 1080p, the Tom's Hardware CPU scaling for the 3080 is really interesting....

At 1080p Ultra, my old 3570k (which is 1 gen below the lowest CPU they test (4770k Overclocked) would bottleneck the 3080 by at least 50%. Stunned

What is telling... is that CPU doesn't matter as much at 4k Ultra... 4770k OC vs. i9 9900k is maybe 10%

So the solution is supersampling. Render the game at 4K or thereabouts, even if your screen is only 1080p. You get a better image quality than with antialiasing, and you won't let all that extra GPU power go completely to waste.

Wouldn't "Ultra" already include max AA settings? (Super Sampled in most games)
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 13:34
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 13:34
Sep 16, 2020, 13:34
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 12:42:
Oh damn, thought these 30 series were releasing this month, thanks! Still looks like a 20 series for me, the RT would be nice since I'm trying to move to that shitty OS win 10.

Oh they're being released... it's just a question of initial supply. Low supply = High Price. (Usually significantly above MSRP)
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 12:12
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 12:12
Sep 16, 2020, 12:12
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:59:
Damn, trying to force myself to wait till Black Friday or Cyber Monday. November is gonna be a long wait ! Faint
Being poor, I probably need to buy a generation back, so probably a 2070 or 2080.
Of course they will probably put these suckers on sale, completely ruining my master plan and life !

The current rumor is that there is going to be few cards available before next year. So, I'm not sure if you'd be able to get one on Black Friday / Cyber Monday.... or at least not "get a deal" because if the rumor is true, supply will be short and prices will be high.
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 11:44
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 11:44
Sep 16, 2020, 11:44
 
For those of us that still run in only 1080p, the Tom's Hardware CPU scaling for the 3080 is really interesting....

At 1080p Ultra, my old 3570k (which is 1 gen below the lowest CPU they test (4770k Overclocked) would bottleneck the 3080 by at least 50%. Stunned

What is telling... is that CPU doesn't matter as much at 4k Ultra... 4770k OC vs. i9 9900k is maybe 10%
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 15, 2020, 19:28
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 15, 2020, 19:28
Sep 15, 2020, 19:28
 
Yeah... I have a friend that is hellbent on getting a 3090 before Cyberpunk is released.

I'm gonna laugh my ass off if Cyberpunk gets delayed into next spring.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Sep 12, 2020, 11:55
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Re: Morning Interviews Sep 12, 2020, 11:55
Sep 12, 2020, 11:55
 
The remake looks ok to me. Cutting edge? no. But a definite look improvement over the original.

That said... I won't touch uplay... so I will stick to the original version I got from GOG.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 11, 2020, 14:27
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 11, 2020, 14:27
Sep 11, 2020, 14:27
 
Nullity wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 13:55:
More evidence emerges that Windows 10 is killing off one of its most useful features.
I see MS is now following Google's lead by replacing good products/features with completely inferior, inadequate, and ugly alternatives. Hopefully someone will eventually release a 3rd party Control Panel application, like Classic/OpenShell did for the shitty start menu.

Not disagreeing, but this shouldn't really be a surprise. They have been phasing out control panel / moving things to "settings" with every build (Twice a year) pretty much since 2015.

I'm more miffed about the push for a Microsoft login vs. local local account, not being able to uninstall the "new edge", and all the "telemetry /phoning home" you can't turn off.
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event
Sep 9, 2020, 19:03
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event Sep 9, 2020, 19:03
Sep 9, 2020, 19:03
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 15:46:
...back in March 2020 and the Squadron 42 was officially abandoned. Backers were told a replacement roadmap would be released imminently but we're still waiting.

Ok, I actually misread that... the (WHAT?) Squadron 42 was officially abandoned. Beta Date?

I'm still seeing official Monthly Reports for Squadron 42, so it can't be the whole single player game that was abandoned.


EDIT:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 18:48:
I think that TACFY meant to say that the SQ42 roadmap had been officially abandoned, not the game itself.
Ah... got it. Thanks!
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event
Sep 9, 2020, 18:00
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event Sep 9, 2020, 18:00
Sep 9, 2020, 18:00
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 15:46:
Squadron 42 was officially abandoned. Backers were told a replacement roadmap would be released imminently but we're still waiting.

Ok, my $25 is definitely gone now.
That's outright fraud at this point.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Sep 9, 2020, 09:59
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Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 9, 2020, 09:59
Sep 9, 2020, 09:59
 
NTLite is a great tool. Unfortunately, if you remove too much, it will break updating (Stupid cumulative updates).... or a cumulative update will install something that you removed (rare).

Honestly... All my machines except my one gaming rig that remains offline run Linux. Currently that Gaming rig is running Windows 7 and has updates turned off since SP1 (No update with forced telemetry). The only time it goes online is to download a new game or play an MMO (Not worried about malware since I don't web surf or e-mail with it, and I have an enterprise firewall behind my cable modem).

When I do update my gaming rig OS... it will probably Server 2019 Standard run as a workstation OS. That's the easiest OS to lock down / turn off telemtry / not have crap installed. It will run games fine after you change the CPU priority from "Background Services" to "Programs".
There's a few other tweaks too: Windows 2019 Workstation
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Re: Apple Countersues Epic
Sep 8, 2020, 22:04
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Re: Apple Countersues Epic Sep 8, 2020, 22:04
Sep 8, 2020, 22:04
 
It's not really about rooting for one asshole company over another.

It is a fairly clear cut case, and by all "technical standards" of the law, Apple is in the right... no matter how many people think their platform or store is a "monopoly".
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Sep 8, 2020, 19:51
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 8, 2020, 19:51
Sep 8, 2020, 19:51
 
MrBone wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 15:55:
Well, this proposal is just them playing games to fool the sheep. On a side note, I find it hilarious that people think VPN's, TOR, et al are secure from Big G's eyes. They have all the keys and we just have to suck it up for now.

I don't use those things to evade the government as much as I do marketing. A VPN + ToR + uBlock Origin set to default block 3rd party frames and scripts globally + privacy filters and social media filters + blocking all remote fonts... pretty much thwarts 90+ percent of the tracking out there. What squeaks by? Whatever you have temporarly unblock to get a web site to work... and even then you are still blocking a ton of 3rd party tracking domains.

As for the governments out there (even our own) they will always leverage a way to get a back door in. FISA needs to be completely dismantled... and the Patriot act repealed. It's utter bullshit to have legal domestic spying power without a warrant from a regular court.
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Re: Unlike Cyberpunk 2077, Cyberpunk Online Will Include Microtransactions
Sep 8, 2020, 19:38
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Re: Unlike Cyberpunk 2077, Cyberpunk Online Will Include Microtransactions Sep 8, 2020, 19:38
Sep 8, 2020, 19:38
 
I pretty much have zero interest in multiplayer. Never played GTA 5 online either, and the single player game was surprisingly phenomenal.

That said, I hope they do well with each game. They deserve it.
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Re: Rise of the Triad Remastered Announced
Sep 8, 2020, 19:33
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Re: Rise of the Triad Remastered Announced Sep 8, 2020, 19:33
Sep 8, 2020, 19:33
 
After the 2013 remake... why?

Are there really people out there that want to go so retro as to have "minecraft graphics" work seamlessly on a modern machine / operating system / wide-screen monitor?
Is this all 3DRealms can do? rehash old shit on tweaked old tech engines? (Even new IP like Graven)

I'll settle for the 2013 remake (which I have from a GOG sale)... thanks.
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Re: Sunday Mobilization
Sep 6, 2020, 16:21
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Re: Sunday Mobilization Sep 6, 2020, 16:21
Sep 6, 2020, 16:21
 
Earlyworm wrote on Sep 6, 2020, 15:22:
Lithium is mostly mined in South America and Australia, not China.

The location of the actual mine is irrelevant... A bunch of them are owned by the Chinese.

China Moves to Secure Sources

For China, which has set major targets to become the world’s largest producer of EVs, developing lithium battery materials is a priority for the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period. Though China has its own lithium reserves, recovery is limited, and China has gone to secure lithium mining rights abroad.

In Australia Chinese companyTalison Lithium, controlled by Tianqi, mines and owns the world’s largest and highest grade spodumene reserves in Greenbushes, Western Australia near Perth.

Talison Lithium Inc. is the world’s largest primary lithium producer. Their Greenbushes site in Australia produces today some 75% of China’s lithium demands and about forty percent of world demand.

That is only ONE mine that they own.
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Re: GRAVEN Announced
Sep 6, 2020, 13:51
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Re: GRAVEN Announced Sep 6, 2020, 13:51
Sep 6, 2020, 13:51
 
12 Minutes of Gameplay Puke
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