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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. removed Jul 30, 2016, 12:41 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
14. Re: Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Jul 30, 2016, 01:44 CJ_Parker
 
Console garbage is gonna run on a toaster. Nothing to worry about in that regard.  
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News Comments > New AMD Crimson Drivers
9. Re: New AMD Crimson Drivers Jul 29, 2016, 20:10 CJ_Parker
 
Dirty Butler wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 18:32:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 17:53:
Every AMD card I have purchased, I have had major issues with because of the drivers. Yes, they eventually get straightened out, but it takes them awhile. I finally learned and buy strictly Nvidia lately and have not had any issues at all with drivers.

That's funny, nVidia drivers have had way more major issues than AMD lately including actually damaging cards due to bad fan profiles.

Complete bullshit.

The fan issue only affected the GTX 1080 Founder's Edition and was fixed very quickly within a matter of days. It also did not damage any cards. It only damaged the users' nerves because the fan kept revving up and down randomly.

Like Ozmodan, I have also not had any issues with nVidia drivers for years. It's been smooth sailing all the time. I clean-install every driver update which causes a bit more work but the two minutes it takes to reenter my global settings is time well spent. Better than being a lazy bum and having to fix shit for hours in case something goes wrong by overwriting the older version.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
2. Re: Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Jul 29, 2016, 19:52 CJ_Parker
 
This game can fuck right off until there is a $4.99 Steam sale for the Director's Cut version that the fuckers from Squeenix are going to charge extra for next year. Anyone buying the game now is buying an already outdated half-assed chopped up piecemeal version that includes less than 50% of the already finished or planned content.  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
170. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 27, 2016, 15:44 CJ_Parker
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 11:28:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 11:02:
Y'all lack imagination very sorely. MS could easily announce a date by which all new "apps" will have to be UWP or GTFO. At the same time they could introduce a legacy mode for Win32 programs, i.e. a sandbox like DOSBox running legacy Win32 programs inside Windows 10.

That's the very short version. If you use your imagination, there are many ways that they could pull this off and ensure that from a certain date on everything NEW has to go through them like iTunes/Apple store.

They would announce something like this pretty far in advance and provide a UWP suite (like .NET) for devs to get used to the Microshit NWO.

Shrugging this off like "haha they're not gonna do this" is very short-sighted (friendly version) or outright retarded (honest version).

Ok, but how does Windows know something is "new?" How would it stop new Win32 yet still allow old Win32?

There are many ways Microsoft could implement this on a technical level (e.g. compilation date checks or they could even "manually" create a database like a whitelist including CRC checks).
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
160. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 27, 2016, 11:02 CJ_Parker
 
Y'all lack imagination very sorely. MS could easily announce a date by which all new "apps" will have to be UWP or GTFO. At the same time they could introduce a legacy mode for Win32 programs, i.e. a sandbox like DOSBox running legacy Win32 programs inside Windows 10.

That's the very short version. If you use your imagination, there are many ways that they could pull this off and ensure that from a certain date on everything NEW has to go through them like iTunes/Apple store.

They would announce something like this pretty far in advance and provide a UWP suite (like .NET) for devs to get used to the Microshit NWO.

Shrugging this off like "haha they're not gonna do this" is very short-sighted (friendly version) or outright retarded (honest version).
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
115. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 19:58 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 19:27:
Then I concede that you are right

Ah, finally!

Although to be fair, I did check before posting and uPlay in Germany (from the client) shows currently (no idea if that was ever different) only Ubisoft games for sale.

Yep. This was definitely different until very recently (a month or two?) and you could buy lots of e.g. EA games on uPlay DE. As I said, I'm not sure if this is a bug, a temporary issue or just an issue with the DE uPlay store (the link that other guy posted would probably lead to a 3rd party game if we were in the US).

And in case of Origin I could not find any indy aside from Popcap/SpinTop Games that EA bought, and looking for other publishers from the client when browsing 2 or so pages of trending games i Only saw EA, turns out on page 5 is Witcher 3...

Well, you did not look very closely then Wink .

There are literally HUNDREDS of 3rd party games on Origin. Torchlight 2, the Batman games, the AssCreeds, the FarCry series, Rayman, Hitman series, Watchdogs (well, pretty much the entire Ubi catalog in fact which is dozens of games alone), Bound by Flame, Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, The Witcher including expansion packs, the Tomb Raiders, Alan Wake, Darksiders series, Remember Me, the Resident Evils, Giana Sisters, Metro 2033 series, Sniper Elite, Street Fighter, Saints Row, The Banner Saga, Dungeons of Dredmor, EVE Online, Blackguards, Bastion, The Secret World, Risen 2, This War of Mine, The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Walking Dead, F.3.A.R, Farming and Euro Truck Simulator, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Stronghold 3, Crusader Kings II, and many more.

But, yes, EA advertises their own catalog in the top lists, of course. You have to be willing to scroll or search to find the 3rd party stuff.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
112. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 19:16 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 19:03:
What uPlay game did you link there? Redirects me to the front page of the store

uPlay has retarded geo IP features so links might not work correctly. I'm not sure what happened but until recently you could buy at least most EA/Origin games from uPlay DE.
Right now they are not showing up in the DE store. Whether that is a bug or intentional or whether the games do still show up in the UK or US store, I don't know, but here is the official announcement of third party uPlay titles. uPlay is not exclusive to Ubi games.

 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
104. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 18:12 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 17:48:
How many games on Origin are not from EA, how many on uPlay are not from Ubisoft?

Hint: None

None?

OK. You might want to get a clue before embarrassing yourself any further. Especially Origin has tons and tons of 3rd party games including indies, Kickstarters, everything (The Witcher 3, Wasteland 2, you name it... just hit the URL and get a clue).
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
91. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 17:15 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 13:25:
And imo it is extremely sad that to show what an open platform is, I actually have to point at STEAM nowadays.

What is really extremely sad is how extremely wrong you are Wink . What exactly is "open" about a Steamworks title that absolutely 100% requires Steam to run? Where is the choice? There are literally hundreds of Steamworks games on Steam.

Also, Valve's own catalog is 100% exclusive to Steam. You can buy EA, Ubi or Activision (just to name a few of the biggies) games on a large variety of platforms from GOG to uPlay to Steam. But Valve are keeping their games Steam exclusive. The only other bigger publisher who is doing this is Blizzard who are keeping their games Battle.net exclusive. Everyone else is way more open and giving people more of a choice where to obtain games.

So, saying that Steam or Valve are particularly "open" or about choice is simply blatantly factually incorrect.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
26. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 11:39 CJ_Parker
 
Sweeney is almost completely right. Only a matter of time until MS shuts the gates behind everyone (maybe when Win 10 adoption has reached 90% or so?). It won't be tomorrow, next month or even next year but give it a couple of years and then the hammer will drop.

I disagree with him only in that MS will intentionally fuck with Steam. Why bother?
What they will probably do instead is set a date like Dec 31, 2018 and by that date every new (updated) app needs to be a UWP app and everything that gets installed to a Windows 10 PC needs to go through the Windows store and adhere to Microsoft's Win 10 publishing guidelines.
There will probably be a virtualization kind of compatibility sandbox for older shit but every new app/game will be under Microshit's total control.

Anyone who thinks they are worried about a backlash or shitstorm from gamers is delusional. This ain't Shitbox vs. Playstation. Those fuckers got the DirectX monopoly so it's not like gamers have much of a choice. Besides, MS has done some extremely ruthless things without user consent with regard to the Win 10 free upgrade so it would be a grave mistake to underestimate their ability and willingness to force shit on people.

The writing is on the wall if you take a closer look at Windows 10 and some of its features. The walled garden is in its early stages but it is coming.
It is also interesting how MS basically attributes a value of zero to PC games since you get a free copy if you buy the Shitbox version of some games.
They don't give a fuck about PC gamers except locking them down inside their Shitbox and UWP store world. It is only a matter of time until Steam et al will be forced to follow Microsoft's publishing guidelines on Windows 10.

It is incredibly naive to downplay or ignore these blatant issues. There is a reason why Win 10 is/was free and why they brute-forced the upgrade. The wind of change... it smells of Microsoft feces.
 
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News Comments > PC Gears of War 4 Details
27. Re: PC Gears of War 4 Details Jul 25, 2016, 19:36 CJ_Parker
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 18:24:
Steam isn't going anywhere. You may THINK Microsoft is stupid, but if they somehow killed Steam support, they'd have an unbelievable number of furious people beating down their door. Microsoft wants to go to UWP apps, fine. Whatever. They aren't stopping people from installing other software, they've just decided where they're going with their OWN products.

No one said "kill" and I specifically said "in its current form". There are a huge number of ways Microsoft could "deal" with Steam and all other programs that are not UWP (yet).

And you believe they care about pissing off anyone? How naive can you be? They had the nerve to secretly background-download (= push) Windows 10 upgrade files to every user's PC without their consent. They also had no problem to force the upgrade on millions of unsuspecting users without their consent. They changed the upgrade app specifically so if you clicked 'x' it would install the upgrade instead of close the window. All of that is outright malicious.

Why would they care about a few million gamers? There'd be a shitstorm and then? Then what? Microshit have the DirectX monopoly. Gamers can suck it up or go and fuck themselves.
 
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News Comments > PC Gears of War 4 Details
24. Re: PC Gears of War 4 Details Jul 25, 2016, 17:18 CJ_Parker
 
Everything that shiho dude said plus if you have eyes and a brain to process what you see then you should be able to see the walled garden approach of Windows 10 from lightyears away.
It is already starting with the UWP apps bullshit and it is only a matter of time until you can kiss programs like Steam in its current form good-bye.

Anyone who has an interest in their OS beyond clicking colorful flashy awesome buttons should be rightfully worried and concerned about the direction Microshit and Windows 10 are taking us.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2016, 14:06 CJ_Parker
 
Pigeon wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 13:54:
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 11:33:
The current Pascal lineup lacks the same foresight which put the Maxwell lineup in the barn as far as async compute is concerned which leads me to believe the Pascal is nothing more than a stop-gap filler series for what should have been Volta which was pushed back due to AMD having priority to HBM2 modules.

Brace yourselves, a mountain of used Pascals are coming.

Does async compute accomplish the same basic goal as g-sync or free-sync? If so I can understand why they'd be slow to support async; there is a sizable markup on monitors that support their proprietary tech.

Dude, seriously?

Async compute is something completely different. Please use Google to educate yourself. The very short version is it's a feature to distribute the workload between the graphics processors (i.e. the several thousand shader processors per GPU that are organized in clusters) in a better way. Async compute seeks to minimize idle time and make the best possible use of all available processors on the GPU core.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2016, 13:53 CJ_Parker
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 12:11:
Heh, it wasn't even in the roadmap in 2014, check it out yourself... I don't mind that they played it safe tho, new node, minimal architectural changes from Maxwell, Paxwell was overall a good move.

It was revealed in March 2014:

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/03/25/gpu-roadmap-pascal/

And they certainly did not make up Pascal on the spot on that day. The point is it has been on their internal roadmaps for a looooong ass time.
Not sure how you guys think chip development works. Ya think they just go from chip to chip and make up shit as they go?
Not quite. These marvels of engineering take several years in the oven. Pascal is the result of several years of R&D, refinement, engineering, sampling, validation and all that shit that goes into chip development.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2016, 11:56 CJ_Parker
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 11:33:
The current Pascal lineup lacks the same foresight which put the Maxwell lineup in the barn as far as async compute is concerned which leads me to believe the Pascal is nothing more than a stop-gap filler series for what should have been Volta which was pushed back due to AMD having priority to HBM2 modules.

Brace yourselves, a mountain of used Pascals are coming.

Complete bullshit.

AMD has no such thing as "priority to HBM2 modules". HBM2 is a JEDEC standard and anyone with the capabilities can manufacture and crank out as many HBM modules as they want. Yes, even you in your garage at home if you have the facilities and the materials.

Secondly, there are two large HBM manufacturers at this time. SK Hynix and Samsung. Samsung has actually been supplying nVidia (not AMD) with HBM2 for GP-100 (Tesla) for several months already.
The single reason HBM2 is not yet found in consumer products is that HBM2 is still expensive as fuck.

Thirdly, Pascal has been on the roadmap for a long time already. Just like Intel's tick/tock there has always been larger architectural shifts in GPUs as well as smaller steps where we just get a shrink plus some optimizations. Pascal is obviously the latter and was never advertised to be anything else. After 20nm had to be skipped, nVidia decided to make Pascal the 16nm shrink of 28nm Maxwell. It's a logical progression and not a "stop-gap filler series".
 
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News Comments > PC Gears of War 4 Details
8. Re: PC Gears of War 4 Details Jul 25, 2016, 10:43 CJ_Parker
 
Haha another UWP fail app. Not in this lifetime, Microshit. My PC is too precious for your UWP garbage.  
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News Comments > Arthas Statue
3. Re: Arthas Statue Jul 20, 2016, 10:35 CJ_Parker
 
nin wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 10:28:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 10:23:
What a fucking retarded waste of valuable resources.

What a shitpost!


What a broken record!
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. removed Jul 20, 2016, 10:28 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > Arthas Statue
1. Re: Arthas Statue Jul 20, 2016, 10:23 CJ_Parker
 
What a fucking retarded waste of valuable resources.  
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