Kxmode wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 16:32:Or it's the new standard MS attitude towards studios they've been buying recently, hands off if they keep producing. I'm going to go with optimism in my case and hope you are wrong! If I'm mistaken, you can say you told me so.
Xbox head Phil Spencer on the $7.5 billion deal to buy Bethesda parent ZeniMax
Host: "Are you making cuts to this company as you acquire it or are you going to leave it alone?"
Spencer: "Our plan is to leave it alone."
They're going to make cuts. Any time a company makes such a statement so rapidly means it was rehearsed in the boardroom to deflect attention away from the apparent truth that the history of every large merger has always seen cuts happen. It's a lie to say, "we plan to leave it alone." A plan is meaningless if on hour one of day one they toss the plan out the window.
jdreyer wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 15:48:Yeah that argument has been around since oblivion and the first non isometric fallouts, and the ACTUAL first time they were on consoles. Bethesda has already been milking consoles for a long long time.aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 15:33:
Oh I forgot to also mention,.........
R.I.P. Elder Scrolls = now dumbed down to run at the lowest console denominator .
I think TES has been on console since Oblivion.
jdreyer wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 14:16:Naw, with their new PC subscription service, and pushes to get win10 more into xbox stuff, they will likely do more stuff released at same time or soon after.
Going forward, all Bethesda/Zenimax games are XBox exclusives in order to drive people to that platform. They'll come out for PC two years after their XBox debut, if ever.
SpectralMeat wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 12:04:Yep! So Happy I stocked up on months before the price raise and converted it cheap to ultimate.
Gamepass just became a hot value
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 11:32:I agree, from other studios sounds like modern MS with successful game studios has a very light hand, let's them do it mostly themselves.
Imo it will be Bethesda choice on changing engines or not.
Acleacius wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 23:11:Nope, DX12 only, they've said this before and it's there in the minimum specs.
Ahh, so the fact they say win 7 and dx 12 minium means they will probably be the first to use the new ms win 7 dx 12 kit.
I also bet they will have seperate dx 11 and dx 12 exe(s) that way Ray Tracing and all the other super graphics atm can be used.
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 21:01:No, BUT, all they have to do is stop buying the NEW debt/bonds we keep selling, that would kill us. Same effect, different syntax.Jaxx wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 20:52:
If they call that debt in, our economy is absolutely screwed.
That's not how treasury bonds work.
RogueSix wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 18:26:If nvidia wasn't making a good or even better profit from samsung, they would have just raised the price. They are not at all shy about raising the price in last decade or so since ATI has gone downhill.Dev wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 17:15:
No, it's not a loss for nvidia, it's a massive profit. They probably make several hundred on each one they sell at the $700.
I agree that nVidia is probably making tons of money from each $700 FE card sale. Their precious margins are holy to them so they wouldn't ever sell it at under a certain percentage. No one really knows if Samsung is producing the GPUs cheaper for nVidia than TSMC would have but given that it is a rare major 3rd party deal for Samsung and how gaming Ampere is built on a custom 8nm node which Samsung specifically "invented" for nVidia, well, I'm sure that nVidia wouldn't have pulled the Samsung trigger if they hadn't gotten really attractive terms & conditions.Also, the retailers raising the price, none of that gets to nvidia. Nvidia just gets the bulk price from selling to distributors.
Yes and no. Except for the Founder's Edition, nVidia sell nekkid GPUs in bulk to the board partners (AIBs). It is the AIBs who get the bulk price from selling finished cards to distributors, not nVidia. The retailers are currently price gouging as always when new hardware is in low supply. It is called an early adopter idiot's premium for a reason. It rarely ever makes sense to buy hardware on release day. The unsubstantiated rumors of a limited supply until the end of the year are not doing the Ampere launch any favors either. The best course of action in my opinion is to sit back and relax while waiting for supply and demand to balance out. Ampere is not going anywhere. It has been two years since the launch of Turing. Waiting a couple weeks more should hopefully not really be an issue for most sensible people.
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 13:19:It's a deliberate choice because of limited supply. EVGA did the same thing, announced no pre-orders.
I can never, ever, literally not ever, fathom why companies with billions of $ do not have the capacity to add a "pre-order" function to their fucking sites and make sure to meet that FIRST demand which is always there, except I know why. The 700$ price is a loss for Nvidia, I can already see the real price for the 3080 - 790€ ~ (which is 940$) and let's face it, there won't be any 3080s to buy for months.
MrDevinoch wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 14:47:Oh for sure, and they are really a ghost.Dev wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 13:49:
That's a poor choice for license terms to sign the contract with a hard deadline.
Should have negotiated for what interplay and bethesda did with fallout (if we are developing the game significantly we can keep using the license). It would have worked out way better for these guys than it did for interplay lol
You have to understand, if there's a way to do literally everything wrong... that's what Interplay's going to do. It's in their DNA.
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 13:06:Once the human element is taken out, it fails to be interesting for most people, who like to have favorites. It would feel more like a video game to people.
The biggest hurdle for driver less cars will be the legal one's.
That said I'm so for the following:
1. Autonomous Racing, lets see what the AI can really do and at the same time put no one in harms way and not worry about restrictor plates. Ya know bring the fun back.
2. Remote driving again so no human is in the cars and to get back to top speeds possible vs making everything the same, since no one is getting hurt.
IMO this is where progressive racing should be at and I'd eat it up.