AMD hints that 4GB gaming GPUs are not that relevant these days, VRAM demands continue to increase for AAA games.
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 5, 2020, 13:27:
If you're running Windows 10 you have no idea of what's running in the background. If things running in the background are an issue than I don't know what to say.
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 5, 2020, 13:14:
Not only can you play Steam sp games in Off-Line mode, you can play them without any internet connection at all.
I doubt steam, in Off-Line mode, is sending very much data on my air gapped PC.
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2020, 13:03:
I'm replying not to keep the conversation going or get the last word, just to make sure you know I'm not disagreeing with you or criticizing you.
I mean, I guess I respectfully disagree with you about how important it is, but you're not calling for the downfall of society, just options, haha. Options are great for when we have different personal opinions on how important things are.
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2020, 12:34:
You're perfectly allowed to be anal. I pointed out that it wasn't advertising not so you think it's fine, just so those that only care about advertising do.
Others care about more than just advertising. It's your right. I'd argue, though, that it's also a right of someone making a game to want that as part of the transaction, and therefore a right to say no to their product and look elsewhere. As you say, you do this frequently in deciding what and where to buy.
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 5, 2020, 10:44:
Okay, I agree. And...? What exactly is it you think Steam might be doing to you or with some amount of data that isn't being displayed in your account? Has someone caught the Steam application when you are using it in off-line mode sending significant amounts of data? Or is it just doing a quick validation check as GOG does, that you have actually purchased the game you are launching? Listen, I dislike "tracking" too (who doesn't?) it is my main complaint with Win10. Personally, I think the tracking Win10 does borders on criminal. But I haven't seen or heard any evidence of significant and unseemly tracking by the off-line Steam application. If that evidence exists, I'd like to read it. Heck, I might join you and start railing against Steam myself.
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 5, 2020, 10:19:
You do know you can play games off-line with Steam, right? I have almost 700 hours in my NMS save, but Steam thinks I've played for 30 minutes. I've gone months of gaming through Steam without ever going on-line. And when I'm done with the game session, I exit the Steam process. If you are playing an on-line game, well... someone is tracking you, not only Steam.
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2020, 10:25:
No one is monitoring your in game play for advertising. They're doing it to see what gun you're using, where you're dying, what enemies you're struggling with, what secrets you're not seeing, where your frame rate is dropping, so they can learn.
I get this is still bad to many, but no advertiser cares that you used the shotgun more than the rocket launcher.
Jonjonz wrote on Jun 5, 2020, 06:27:
It takes so little to trigger the Steam haters these days.
Darks wrote on Jun 4, 2020, 19:33:
Why bother if your going to force everyone to still launch Origin to play the game. Its so fucking pointless for them to do this.
Jivaro wrote on Jun 4, 2020, 13:16:
Thanks for the tips wtf_man. I feel like some of you more technical folks have been saying Chrome incognito was not effective around here for some time so I am not surprised.
corefracture wrote on Jun 4, 2020, 12:09:
Actually it did quite well I was on the development team for Reckoning. A common misconception was that Reckoning was developed under 38 Studios and Curt using the infamous RI loan. This is *NOT* the case. All that loan money and 38 Studios work was on their MMO. Reckoning was always a standalone RPG project developed solely at Big Huge Games using publisher funds from EA.
The hit RPG returns!
Korrd wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 14:27:
Maybe you could explain how ignorance might be the reason...
Regardless, it seems like pride to me. Sweeney claimed the PS5's throughput can't be done on a PC at any price, which is simply false. You don't even need enterprise class hardware to do it.
theglaze wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 10:54:
Games have to be made for streaming... publishers and devs cannot just lazily port over console or PC titles and expect it to work. "Broaden your audience" is to make gamers out of casuals or non-gamers, and those people will be attracted to gorgeous graphics, better storytelling, and gameplay that does not hinge on reaction time... all of that is possible with gaming by stream, and can play to the strengths of the service.
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 10:25:
Between Paint.net and open source equivalents like Gimp (Photoshop), Darktable (Lightroom), DaVinci Resolve (Adobe Premiere)
I won't be buying any photo software ... Ever