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News Comments > AMD Crimson Drivers Issue
23. No subject Dec 1, 2015, 00:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 30, 2015, 23:19:
Didn't that nVidia fan control issue almost only affect mobile GPUs because nVidia was throttling them too much under load and the GPUs overheated in the tiny confines of the laptop cases? I really don't remember it being a big deal at all.

The only nVidia card I have personally ever lost in those 15+ years was a Ti-4400 way back when and I've had a lot of cards in all those years.
I've had a flawless track record ever since that Ti-4400 in all regards with the exception of nVidia Surround and SLI on my second computer. That has required a little more maintenance than usual but my main single GPU computer has never given me any trouble from the GPU side of things.

Nope, it effected desktop and mobile GPU's in both instances. There were quite a few people complaining about their desktop GPU's being cooked, it happened to my cousin who had a SLI setup and it baked both of his cards.

In the end it's kind of like this. If you have a ATI card and don't use anything like MSI's OC utility or Sapphires, you're perefectly fine. If you use it, you need to flip on overdrive and disable automatic fan control and then you're fine. In nvidia's case, the drivers locked the fan speed profile to 20% and overrode all external control of it.
 
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News Comments > AMD Crimson Drivers Issue
21. No subject Nov 30, 2015, 22:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 30, 2015, 22:49:
TDR issues must be very limited. ...

As for the AMD Crimson driver issues, well, this is why I have had nVidia GPUs exclusively in the past 15+ years Wink .

It's not. Back before the nvidia forums were hacked, there was a thread with 500k+ posts and 1.9m views over a 6mo period just on TDR problems, it was so bad that nvidia was paying shipping people in the US to send them their PC's so they could test them in their labs. Blue posted a story on it a few years ago.

The TDR problems became very bad around the 310.x drivers, and it has to do with the low powerstate used to keep the cards cool. Unfortunately, some cards don't handle low power settings well and crash causing a TDR. Usually those same cards also have a high power state problem, causing them to TDR when they're running at close to 100% usage as well. It's not a person problem, it's a driver and GPU problem on their cards.

Oh and nvidia has had the fan control problem twice in the past, and they simply washed their hands of having their drivers burn out cards because the fan settings were too low.
 
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News Comments > AMD Crimson Drivers Issue
19. No subject Nov 30, 2015, 22:09 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 30, 2015, 09:26:
Well.. Nvidia pulled this once.. good to see AMD drivers are "improving"

Nvidia pulled it twice actually. And they still have the TDR problem nearly 3 years later.
 
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News Comments > Pre-Steam Sale Prices Raised?
43. No subject Nov 27, 2015, 22:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 27, 2015, 21:14:
Sounds like the Steam Spy guy might have blinders on, staring so hard at all those numbers that he neglects to consider why the prices may have changed. Two of those games are in fact in Early Access and have recently received large updates; I don't know if Bugbear mentioned the price shift was happening, but the developer for Epistory did say on Monday that the update marked the end of their early bird pricing.

Regardless, the easy way to see if this is nefarious or just coincidental is to wait until the sale is over, see if the prices stay where they are now or go back down.

In Canada that's still illegal(according to the competition act). It would be a false or misleading normal selling price.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. No subject Nov 27, 2015, 01:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on Nov 26, 2015, 18:16:
I thought he quit gaming or something due to his SJW support. Hoped we'd never hear from him again.

Nah he quit because people called him out over his whining and bullshit, he then threw a hissyfit and decided to cry.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Legal Briefs
11. No subject Nov 26, 2015, 23:41 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Panickd wrote on Nov 26, 2015, 16:58:

Yes, they do. A very good one in fact. But you need to seek out treatment or have it court ordered. The latter didn't happen and I doubt a sociopath has any reason to believe they need to do the former (you know the whole "if you think you're crazy you're probably not" schtick tends to work in reverse for the real nutjobs out there).

Well you can thank the SCC in the 90's for the gutting of the mental health system here in Canada. When they ruled that you can't lock up crazy people for actually being crazy and causing harm, or forcing them into a group-care home to ensure they're taking their medication to ensure they're not hurting themselves or others, the governments(provincial and federal) gutted the mental health facilities across the country.

Here's a good example from a couple of ride-alongs I did back in 2010. Got a call that there was a disturbed individual threatening people in a public place, and causing self-harm. So, we end up waiting for a ambulance to arrive. Escort them to the hospital, wait for a doctor to remit them to the psych ward. Now the good part, come Monday morning they end up in court. The judge orders them to be under evaluation, they get on medication. 3 weeks later, they were back doing exactly the same shit all over again, because he was released from the regional mental health facility.

Mental health treatment for the most part in Canada is like it is in many parts of the US. A revolving door.
 
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News Comments > AMD Crimson Drivers Debut
7. No subject Nov 25, 2015, 23:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dev wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 12:15:
Edit 2:
Looks like AMD didn't bother testing Fallout 4, it's such a tiny unknown game release, right?
This driver release apparently breaks the compass in it. Though some people may prefer that for realism

It doesn't break the compass, but the icons in the compass don't refresh because it uses a different refresh rate than the rest of the screen. That's brilliant right?

Anyway, someone uploaded the previous driver dll file that you can dump in your FO4 folder until they get that fixed. you can download that here.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. No subject Nov 25, 2015, 20:49 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 15:16:
I wonder if Felicia Day crosses the street when she sees someone in a Tom Servo t-shirt?

Probably. Show is DoA.
 
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News Comments > Steam Fall Sale
5. No subject Nov 25, 2015, 20:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
How's elite: dangerous shaping up? I keep putting off buying it.  
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News Comments > AMD Crimson Drivers Debut
5. No subject Nov 24, 2015, 23:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 15:18:
AMD was always good at putting lipstick on a pig.

At least AMD isn't requiring your email address for driver updates.

Anyway, the drivers seem to be rock solid. And I haven't run across any problems, some problems that I had with older drivers are gone especially in games over 12 years old.
 
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News Comments > Green Man Gaming Top Five
8. No subject Nov 24, 2015, 10:06 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 09:01:
If nothing else, grab New Vegas for cheap - it's a fantastic game as well.


Better yet, get FO3 and FO:NV and install TTW(tale of two wastelands) and enjoy yourself.
 
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News Comments > Green Man Gaming Top Five
5. No subject Nov 24, 2015, 01:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Retired wrote on Nov 23, 2015, 22:03:
If you aren't playing FO4, you are missing out.


At $80cdn, a lot of people will say NOPE.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. No subject Nov 22, 2015, 23:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2015, 12:54:

I'm fairly certain that, if we did a poll of BluesNews posters, who are admittedly a very older segment of gamer, you'd find more people have never heard of him than people who think he's important.

If you've been on the internet longer than 3 years, and frequented any of the following: /., reddit, digg, 4chan, 7chan, 2ch, 2chan, 420chan, somethingawful, newsvine, topix, linkmeme, icanhascheezburger, and probably a dozen other sites you likely know who boogie is.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. No subject Nov 22, 2015, 04:49 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 23:03:


So, he's a fraction as popular as Pewdipie?

If that's the only thing you're basing off of, it sure explains why reality tv is popular.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. No subject Nov 21, 2015, 22:08 Mashiki Amiketo
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 11:14:
Did you even read the article? The reason I ask is because the article asserts that many in the developer industry feel that the gaming 'press' is supposed to be an extended arm of their marketing departments. From what you've written here you seem to share this opinion.

That I did, most of it is rambling nonsense about how hurt their feelings are that Ubisoft and Bethesda is no longer giving them the preferential treatment that they want. I've yet to see where developers believe that the gaming press is supposed to be a extension of them either in the article, or in general.

Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 14:32:

Only GamerGaters seem to think a Boogie is a thing, let alone it's important if a Boogie is "going after" something.

He seems like a less popular Pewdiepie - a guy who makes his living on YouTube. Who cares what he's doing?
I think you mean, people who like self-depreciating humor think Boogie is a thing. Let alone that it's important if he's calling out the BS on something.

As for Pewdiepie, if you favor a guy who screams like a 10 year old well, I guess there's your answer. I realize you're getting behind on the times, but the face of game reviews is shifting from websites to youtube just like how they shifted from magazines to websites.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. No subject Nov 21, 2015, 08:34 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 06:07:
This is NOT blacklisting? I am confused ...

No, it's not. Kotaku, ubisoft, and bethesda all had a working relationship at one time. Kotaku has spent the last 5 years pissing in everyone's cereal and telling them it's milk. It's the company refusing to do business with them because they've shown that they're untrustworthy of information that they've passed to them before in confidence, and in this case because they've attacked not only a companies bottom line, but attacked other developers. Not to forget that kotaku has been attacking both Ubisoft and Bethesda for the last year because they don't pander to certain crowds, that means both companies are sexist, homophobic, racist, and so on as well. Or if you prefer "problematic."

To make it clear, if it was a blacklist there would be more than two companies wouldn't there? Unless of course you're saying that this is akin to the GameJournoPros mailing list which has 200+ people deciding which articles to write, how and so on.


How do they ruin lives? And leaking "things" is one of the "things" the press should do.
You miss the stuff that kotaku ran with Brad Wardall? You know where they said he assaulted an employee, then then the lawsuit against him was dismissed with prejudice. How about when one of their writers tried to get someone fired because they didn't like what they had to say. Or when they attacked Denis Dyack based on 'anonymous' information, that proved to be false. Yep, not ruining lives at all.

So if a company leaks something that's meant to be a teaser. And that has a negative impact on the developer either in lost time, money, or fanbase that's okay too? Gawker and co., are below tabloid entertainment magazines, and have proven in the past that they're willing to do anything for ad-revenue.

Wonder why gawker just fired a bunch of people and is trying to re-brand itself as a political site? Not forgetting that they tried that before.

This comment was edited on Nov 21, 2015, 08:50.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. No subject Nov 21, 2015, 06:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 05:17:
Sometimes i wonder ... what do people on BluesNews NOT hate? Not that i have a special love for Kotaku, but blacklisting a media outlet is NOT a good thing. There is nothing to cheer about.

Except of course they're not being blacklisted. The companies in question are simply refusing to release any information to them. Nothing is stopping Kotaku from going out and buying the games to review themselves. On top of that, they've made themselves enough enemies by leaking things and trying to ruin other peoples lives that you'll find that no-fucks-given is pretty stanard.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. No subject Nov 21, 2015, 04:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 00:05:

Someone needs to put them on prozac quick. Sounds like they're feeling suicidal.

Considering the amount of bad blood that kotaku has generated? It's sure not the dev's that have anything to worry about. Boogie going after kotaku All that's needed now is TB.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. No subject Nov 20, 2015, 21:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Fuck kotaku, especially their click-bait garbage. Gawker is already shutting down a bunch of stuff and going for political clickbait, they can't die soon enough. Though I do like their whining that they're blacklisted, especially after Gawker decided to pull the "if you don't follow and so what we say, we'll blacklist you."

edit: Looks like developers from all over the place are coming out and saying "lulz, too bad for you kotaku." Couldn't happen to a nicer group of assholes.

So far, developers from WoW, R*, Ubisoft, are blasting them. Former devs from Irrational, WoW and Bioware are as well.

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News Comments > FFXIII: LIGHTNING RETURNS for PC Next Month
4. No subject Nov 20, 2015, 16:53 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Only 6-7mo late, I'm really hoping that they've fixed some of the bugs from the last two releases. Especially the sudden FPS drops, but I've been waiting for this. And FXIII-2 was an amazing game.  
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