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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 4, 2018, 18:54 BIGtrouble77
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 18:08:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 11:43:
"Latest macOS Update Disables DisplayLink, Rendering Thousands of Monitors Dead."

So Apple just destroyed thousands of dollars of monitors? Surprised this isn't on the 6 o'clock news. Or maybe this is just another shit title.


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monitors will no longer work when they are connected through a third party peripheral

Aka, converters

So the title is really inaccurate

And they are also talking about apps that connect to external monitors wirelessly which may not be officially supported by Apple. It's good to know this stuff will break, but the FUD is crazy as usual.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 4, 2018, 18:47 BIGtrouble77
 
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 13:44:
Nullity wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 12:50:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 11:43:
"Latest macOS Update Disables DisplayLink, Rendering Thousands of Monitors Dead."

So Apple just destroyed thousands of dollars of monitors? Surprised this isn't on the 6 o'clock news. Or maybe this is just another shit title.
Click-bait article. The monitors are fine, it's just a driver issue. Still stupid though.

I don't know how you could be confused by the title. It never crossed my mind that "dead" meant "destroyed"... But then, I'm not technically inept.
Good job completely missing my point. If someone says a driver update killed my video card, the insinuation is that it's not recoverable. My comment was suggesting the title was linkbait which has nothing to do with technical prowess.
 
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News Comments > Valve Addresses Steam Machines
14. Re: Valve Addresses Steam Machines Apr 4, 2018, 18:39 BIGtrouble77
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 18:12:
afka Rossini wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 12:33:
Make Half-Life 3 a SteamOS exclusive. Problem solved.
A better idea would be to make Half-Life 3 free on SteamOS / with Steam Machines and available at a cost for Windows users. That way those that are motivated by cost can have it for free and experience SteamOS whilst those not interested can simply buy it. Another option would be to release an updated Steam Controller and bundle Half-Life 3 with it, which would get the controller into millions of people's hands.

Half-Life 3 could be used by Valve to get SteamOS into most homes just like Half-Life did with Steam itself but Valve is so utterly inept at following through with game development that it probably won't ever happen. All it does these days is copy Blizzard, with games like Dota 2 and Artifact.
Great idea.
 
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News Comments > Valve Addresses Steam Machines
6. Re: Valve Addresses Steam Machines Apr 4, 2018, 13:01 BIGtrouble77
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 12:36:
If Valve was truly serious, they would work with publishers directly and cover part of the cost of publishing a title so it wasn't seen as a risk by those publishers. They certainly have the money to do so.

Edit to add: As well as work with devs to use engines that have native Linux build queues. It's not wise to co-finance a project using the Dunia engine, for example.
But isn't this exactly what they are doing? EA isn't going to hand over their Frostbite engine code and ask valve to optimize it for them. EA/Ubisoft/etc are going to want a way to port their tech over, but they will need low level optimizations so their games don't run like shit. The effort for them to do that is cost prohibitive. Valve is trying to fix that problem. Linux may not be a huge cash cow, but Macs could be. The good news is that any efforts to support mac natively will most likely trickle down to Linux.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 4, 2018, 11:43 BIGtrouble77
 
"Latest macOS Update Disables DisplayLink, Rendering Thousands of Monitors Dead."

So Apple just destroyed thousands of dollars of monitors? Surprised this isn't on the 6 o'clock news. Or maybe this is just another shit title.

 
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News Comments > Valve Addresses Steam Machines
2. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Apr 4, 2018, 11:20 BIGtrouble77
 
Kajetan wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 11:11:
Tech alone does not sell. You keep on supporting Vulkan, which is nice, but it WILL NOT BOOST Linux as gaming platform or the usage of SteamOS.

Valve has to invest in MARKETING Linux or SteamOS as a gaming platform. When nobody knows what you have, why should it become more popular?
I could not disagree more. They tried to sell the hell out of Steam Machines initially and it got them no where. They first need to make the technology viable so Linux gaming is not gimped from the start. Then the community will solve the rest of the problems for them. Right now, there are some things that only Valve can do well here, and that's what they are focusing on. Good strategy, IMO.
 
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News Comments > R.I.P. Steam Machines?
2. Re: R.I.P. Steam Machines? Apr 2, 2018, 10:09 BIGtrouble77
 
Without Microsoft doing anything terribly egregious to Windows or gaming on windows, Steam Machines were destined to have a "chicken before the egg" problem... that is, Valve needed gamers to switch to Linux to get publishers to make their games compatible with that platform. I still think gaming on Linux is a better future than the status quo, but gamers didn't show Linux support with their wallets, and neither did I for that matter.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
4. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 11:01 BIGtrouble77
 
I liked Primal, but I had not played a Far Cry since the first one. I could see how the mechanics and systems could get really boring if all the games played the same.

FC5 looks fun, and a bunch of my coworkers will be playing co-op, so I'll probably pick it up.
 
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News Comments > Star Control Wars
9. Re: Star Control Wars Mar 23, 2018, 10:07 BIGtrouble77
 
Anyone that's saying Stardock is "shady" needs to read the press releases from each side and then reevaluate that assertion. I've seen nothing but professionalism from Stardock and the exact opposite from Paul and Fred.

I don't care about this game, Stardock or Brad Wardell, but it's become very clear that Stardock is going to win big here. Everything that Paul and Fred say is an appeal to emotion while everything Stardock releases *seems to be based on legal fact. The sad part is, this IP is most likely not worth this aggravation for Stardock but they are too far into this mess to turn back.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GPP Concerns Linger
10. Re: NVIDIA GPP Concerns Linger Mar 21, 2018, 12:42 BIGtrouble77
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 12:35:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 12:32:
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 12:22:
chickenboo wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 11:18:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 11:14:
I remember back when I was outraged that 3dfx pulled this shit on Nvidia. Apparently we've come full circle. Nvidia, I hope you get cucked equally as hard.

Got a link? I don't remember this.

Thats because he is full of shit.
I'll try to find something, but dude, go fuck yourself. I worked at Babbages and was forced to put "Only runs on 3dFx" stickers on all of the 3d games even if they supported OpenGl. It was a paid campaign to undermine the Riva TNT and sell 3dfx cards.
And poor old nvidia never recovered. oh wait
So companies stating patently false facts in their marketing and creating campaigns to undermine competition is ok? I can never figure out if Blues is just made up of trolls or a bunch of idiots.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GPP Concerns Linger
6. Re: NVIDIA GPP Concerns Linger Mar 21, 2018, 12:32 BIGtrouble77
 
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 12:22:
chickenboo wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 11:18:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 11:14:
I remember back when I was outraged that 3dfx pulled this shit on Nvidia. Apparently we've come full circle. Nvidia, I hope you get cucked equally as hard.

Got a link? I don't remember this.

Thats because he is full of shit.
I'll try to find something, but dude, go fuck yourself. I worked at Babbages and was forced to put "Only runs on 3dFx" stickers on all of the 3d games even if they supported OpenGl. It was a paid campaign to undermine the TNT2 and sell 3dfx cards.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 21, 2018, 11:17 BIGtrouble77
 
I could tell PUBG mobile was all bots almost immediately, the bot AI is pretty terrible.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GPP Concerns Linger
2. Re: NVIDIA GPP Concerns Linger Mar 21, 2018, 11:14 BIGtrouble77
 
I remember back when I was outraged that 3dfx pulled this shit on Nvidia. Apparently we've come full circle. Nvidia, I hope you get cucked equally as hard.  
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves' Stormy Start
1. Re: Sea of Thieves' Stormy Start Mar 21, 2018, 11:12 BIGtrouble77
 
Considering they had a long open/closed Beta, I'm curious what the hell happened.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 21, 2018, 09:32 BIGtrouble77
 
AMD seems to be taking the high road on this one. AMD is getting mostly good press around this and people are questioning who's bankrolling CTS.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Mar 19, 2018, 14:04 BIGtrouble77
 
The ads at Overclockers Club are some of the most invasive I've ever seen.  
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News Comments > On Far Cry 5 Microtransactions
1. Re: On Far Cry 5 Microtransactions Mar 16, 2018, 10:27 BIGtrouble77
 
"...ways to speed progress for those who enjoy playing less of their new games"

That's about the best summary possible I think.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program Illegal?
7. Re: NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program Illegal? Mar 10, 2018, 16:22 BIGtrouble77
 
Illegal or not, I hate this shit. When I worked at Babbages in the late 90's I had to put stickers on all of our games that said "Only works with 3dfx". It was complete bullshit... Nvidia, ATI and Matrox cards also worked perfectly fine at the time when using OpenGl.

Nvidia is pulling the same shit that was done to them decades ago. I don't have any patience for it and I'm shocked gamers are so quick to defend this kind of stuff. All these types of programs do is attempt to eliminate competition in a very sleazy, cheap way.
 
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News Comments > White House Games Meeting Thursday
25. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 15:41 BIGtrouble77
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 11:51:
It's a weapon that makes violence easy. Most violent crimes are crimes of passion. When all you have to do is pull a gun and squeeze the trigger it's easy. Not so if you have to get up close and personal. That makes people pause. And that makes all the difference in the world. Couple that with America's poverty, obsession with violent media, hero worship of the military, and the institutional paranoia of seeing enemies everywhere that's a recipe for disaster.
As a dual Canadian/US citizen, I agree wholeheartedly.
 
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News Comments > Thimbleweed Park Ransome *Unbeeped* DLC
3. Re: Thimbleweed Park Ransome *Unbeeped* DLC Mar 1, 2018, 22:42 BIGtrouble77
 
I think I prefer the bleeped version... I don't want to feel too much like an adult playing this game.  
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