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January 26, 2004
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Re: New World Beta Bricking 3090 GPUs? [Updated]
Jul 22, 2021, 09:38
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Re: New World Beta Bricking 3090 GPUs? [Updated] Jul 22, 2021, 09:38
Jul 22, 2021, 09:38
 
This is why I stopped playing Star Citizen with my friend... I experienced a really hard crash on one of the builds and it required me to reset my bios- something really bad happened and I'm lucky nothing was damaged. These demanding unfinished games can be dangerous in some cases. I have since setup some monitoring software to alert when cpu/gpu are running unusually (like 16 maxed cpu cores or high temps), but some games I'm still going to avoid in general.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 12, 2021, 15:46
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 12, 2021, 15:46
Jul 12, 2021, 15:46
 
That move by EA is so very EA-ish. You only get the "free" next-gen update if you buy the worthlessly overpriced editions. Sad thing is, if they every get NHL back on PC, I'm all in.
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Re: Grand Theft Auto VI Rumors
Jun 28, 2021, 17:53
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Re: Grand Theft Auto VI Rumors Jun 28, 2021, 17:53
Jun 28, 2021, 17:53
 
yonder wrote on Jun 28, 2021, 17:46:
bhcompy wrote on Jun 28, 2021, 14:22:
Probably play it, but I'm really disappointed with Rockstar for not supporting GTA5 or RDR2 with single player expansions, so I'm not really excited about it like I was for GTA5

You're disappointed that you got dozens and dozens of hours of SP content in the base game and didn't have to pay extra to get a little bit more?

*Disappointed*?

And they say gamers are overly entitled...
I don't think one is entitled by having an opinion of Rockstar's business model.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 27, 2021, 10:29
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 27, 2021, 10:29
Jun 27, 2021, 10:29
 
This TPM situation is nuts. The $400 board I bought in 2018 doesn't have one (need to get the addon), so I can't upgrade to win11? I'm not sure I care about upgrading, but I think it's crazy MS thinks they can impose this.
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Re: Epic Gives Developers Free Online Services
Jun 22, 2021, 16:17
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Re: Epic Gives Developers Free Online Services Jun 22, 2021, 16:17
Jun 22, 2021, 16:17
 
Verno wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 15:04:
Easy Anticheat has caused some major issues for Linux gamers in the past, just FYI.

They should have made a pass at Discord, Epics online stuff is dreadful right now.
I have VMWare running on my machine (Threadripper 2950x) and pretty much every game with cheat detection prevents me from playing. Makes picking what games I don't buy much easier.
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Re: PS4 Cyberpunk 2077 Returns
Jun 21, 2021, 14:41
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Re: PS4 Cyberpunk 2077 Returns Jun 21, 2021, 14:41
Jun 21, 2021, 14:41
 
My friend happily bought a pre-built system just to get a 3090. I hate this generation of consoles/video cards.
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Re: Star Control II Sequel Plans
Jun 18, 2021, 12:57
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Re: Star Control II Sequel Plans Jun 18, 2021, 12:57
Jun 18, 2021, 12:57
 
Was this discussed over the beer they had with Brad Wardell?
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Re: Atari VCS Released
Jun 16, 2021, 16:32
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Re: Atari VCS Released Jun 16, 2021, 16:32
Jun 16, 2021, 16:32
 
MindStalker3 wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 14:49:
Cutter wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 12:01:
$400 US to play Pong. Gee, it sounds awful tempting but I'm afraid I'll have to pass.


Its a low end x86-64 PC in a cool case with a custom version of Debian. And a bunch of old and new games.
You can install windows on it if you want.
https://atarivcs.com/tech-specs
https://atarivcs.com/pc-mode

I think if they went the FPGA route and made something closer to what Analogue and Terra Onion are doing, they would have faired much better.
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Re: Atari VCS Released
Jun 16, 2021, 14:22
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Re: Atari VCS Released Jun 16, 2021, 14:22
Jun 16, 2021, 14:22
 
It's a reasonably powerful emulation machine (much better than a RPi) that can do way more than Atari emulation if you wipe it and install something else. I wouldn't buy one, but it's not a scam.
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Re: Electronic Arts Breached
Jun 11, 2021, 11:31
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Re: Electronic Arts Breached Jun 11, 2021, 11:31
Jun 11, 2021, 11:31
 
Ant wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 04:46:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 20:03:
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 18:00:
Cutter wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 17:52:
So why didn't you add additional security before? It's not like EA can plead poverty.


The trick is to blame David the IT intern and wash their hands of it.
This happened to me back in the late 90's when I was interning for an advertising company. They got hacked and my manager decided to blame me, the intern. They threatened me and almost got me expelled from school. Good times.
Did they have proofs that you did it?
They insisted they did, but my advisor called them out hard and demanded they show what they had. Of course they had nothing. I found out months later that the school board called an emergency meeting to discuss expelling me to protect the school from possible litigation. My advisor saved me big time, he was my only advocate.

The whole thing was a farce. My "boss" fucked up and turned the office firewall off because it was creating data connection issues. He forgot to turn it back on at the end of the day and the systems were compromised that night. I came in the next day to panic. They were working on a secret Nokia project and that breach exposed it. To save his job, my boss said that I disabled the firewall and hacked the servers myself. It was the stupidest excuse, and the execs were even dumber to believe it. Why would I do that when I could just steal everything on my workstation?

Anyway, funny thing is I got another job in the same building shortly after. I ran into one of the guys in the bathroom and he asked if I was back to shoot up the place. I laughed it off, said "maybe" and left.
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Re: Electronic Arts Breached
Jun 10, 2021, 20:03
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Re: Electronic Arts Breached Jun 10, 2021, 20:03
Jun 10, 2021, 20:03
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 18:00:
Cutter wrote on Jun 10, 2021, 17:52:
So why didn't you add additional security before? It's not like EA can plead poverty.


The trick is to blame David the IT intern and wash their hands of it.
This happened to me back in the late 90's when I was interning for an advertising company. They got hacked and my manager decided to blame me, the intern. They threatened me and almost got me expelled from school. Good times.
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews
Jun 9, 2021, 12:36
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Re: RTX 3070 Ti Reviews Jun 9, 2021, 12:36
Jun 9, 2021, 12:36
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jun 9, 2021, 11:13:
Except for Linus, who seems to be trying to defend Nvidia's money grab lately, no one is impressed with the 3070 ti. Performance doesn't really warrant the extra $100 (MSRP) and the silicon would have been better used cranking out more 3070s instead of diluting the high end market even more.

Jayz has a point that by delaying the 3070ti announcement to one week after the 3080ti announcement, Nvidia was likely just trying to get everyone to buy a ridiculously over priced card.
Linus has been getting it wrong a lot lately. His coverage of the Apple M1 CPU was atrocious. His hot takes on the state of GPU releases also seems to be self serving. Since there are so many other sources for this kind of news that blow Linus out of the water, I don't pay much mind to him anymore.
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Re: Chivalry 2 Released
Jun 9, 2021, 11:09
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Re: Chivalry 2 Released Jun 9, 2021, 11:09
Jun 9, 2021, 11:09
 
Rilcon wrote on Jun 8, 2021, 22:51:
I dream of the day a game is released on a PC storefront and the comments aren't about the storefront instead of the game.

Then again my memory is shit, I'd be willing to bet 12 years ago every other comment section was people bitching about a game being release on Steam instead of good old Wal*Mart or Gamestop.
My comment was referencing that Chivalry 1 dropped to $9 very soon after launch. I don't have an issue with this being an EGS exclusive, I just won't be buying it there. When it eventually hits Steam or GoG I'll buy, but not for the high initial asking price. I have around 100 hours of Chivalry 1 logged so I know all about this game and what it brings to the table.
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Re: Chivalry 2 Released
Jun 8, 2021, 19:19
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Re: Chivalry 2 Released Jun 8, 2021, 19:19
Jun 8, 2021, 19:19
 
Can't wait until this is on Steam or GoG for $9.
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Jun 8, 2021, 10:26
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Re: Evening Multiplex Jun 8, 2021, 10:26
Jun 8, 2021, 10:26
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 22:28:
In fact, this demo comes after the Unreal Engine 5 was made available for public use in early access form just 12 days ago. The fact that this developer has managed to put together this Superman demo in less than two weeks is nothing short of astounding, and the finished product looks pretty sublime by anyone's standards.

Meanwhile, the guy who posted it literally says he just slapped together a bunch of pre-made assets, lol...
If it really is this easy to create beautiful environments and characters, hopefully the game studios can start dedicating more time to gameplay and interesting mechanics. I've not had any urges to play AAA games in the past few years, MS Flight Sim being the only exception. It's all just minor variations on the same AAA model and has become a complete bore. Thank god Indie games have been a treasure trove of greatness over the past few years.
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Re: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Next Year
Jun 8, 2021, 09:31
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Re: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Next Year Jun 8, 2021, 09:31
Jun 8, 2021, 09:31
 
I would love to see a Prince of Persia 1 & 2 2d remake. They are simple games, but really elegant. I had way more fun playing them than any of the later 3d versions.
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Re: Atari VCS This Month
Jun 3, 2021, 13:55
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Re: Atari VCS This Month Jun 3, 2021, 13:55
Jun 3, 2021, 13:55
 
[SC]TherMight wrote on Jun 3, 2021, 12:04:
*grumble* this Atari was reformed later by buying the brand name. It has nothing to do with the old atari except owning the IP. Kind of a sham.
Are you saying that you don't have similar nostalgic feels for Infogrames?
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Re: Atari VCS This Month
Jun 3, 2021, 13:54
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Re: Atari VCS This Month Jun 3, 2021, 13:54
Jun 3, 2021, 13:54
 
What a time to be alive.
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Reviews
Jun 2, 2021, 10:58
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Reviews Jun 2, 2021, 10:58
Jun 2, 2021, 10:58
 
I really want to thumb down these paper launches.
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Re: Ken & Roberta Williams Returning to Game Design
May 29, 2021, 11:16
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Re: Ken & Roberta Williams Returning to Game Design May 29, 2021, 11:16
May 29, 2021, 11:16
 
I think Ron Gilbert has set the gold standard for these types of come-back projects. Thimbleweek Park is graphic adventure perfection. I'll support anyone that has that level of ambition.
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