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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jan 14, 2018, 07:43 NewMaxx
 
If you honestly don't think there's a double standard in social media then you're more lost than I thought.  
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
31. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 11:56 NewMaxx
 
Honestly sick of the whole, "diversity is fantastic!" nonsense that gets inculcated into the skulls of children by liberal teachers. No, not all cultures are equal. No, the U.S. is not a playground for refugees from around the world. No, I don't care what Polygon or the ESA has to say about immigration.

Trump's statement was stupid but I don't need to get lectured by media pundits who have been brainwashed since birth to ironically be intolerant towards different beliefs when it suits their agenda. I'll go further and quite honestly say having to read political garbage on this site has made me move FAR away from using it like I used to and while the ESA qualifies as gaming-oriented in this case, I have to question the intelligence of many of the regulars here when they spout off about Trump like they are somehow enlightened when it's the same bullshit every time. Get over yourselves.
 
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News Comments > New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors
18. Re: . Jan 11, 2018, 03:18 NewMaxx
 
intermarer wrote on Jan 11, 2018, 02:47:
Jeez, do people still buy wired mice? Wireless used to suck, but with the quality these days I can't imagine ever going back

I had to charge my G700s way too often even though it was amazing, despite the less-than-perfect sensor. I swapped it evenly with the Deathadder. The G900 on the other hand is so ridiculously awesome there's no way I'm ever going back...and again that might not be valid for the esports, roll 10 feet to move an inch crowd, but for me it's the best experience available.
 
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News Comments > New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors
17. Re: New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors Jan 11, 2018, 03:08 NewMaxx
 
Qvark wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 14:20:
Pff the G900 has a better sensor than the Rival 300, so that statement makes no sense.

Considering the G900 has more or less the most accurate sensor on the market, yeah...

On the other hand I've seen people say they PREFER acceleration (pointer speed not at balance) in Windows so yeah. Setting your pointer speed to anything but center is losing precision, people. It's almost as if science (and the G900 is scientifically proven to f'n own even the wired Deathadder) means nothing.
 
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News Comments > New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors
16. Re: New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors Jan 11, 2018, 03:01 NewMaxx
 
The G900 is the best mouse I've ever used (2nd place would go to the Deathadder). It has an incredible sensor on top of everything else. I would recommend Zowie for the "large mouse pad" crowd but frankly that's poser shit. If you have to move your hand rapidly multiple times to do a 180 you should go back to the early 90s as far as I'm concerned, but hey. If you actually like a decent, lightweight, wireless mouse, the G900 destroys anything ever made, hands-down. I'll never be the best but frankly I don't want to be if it means making gestures that resemble mouse ball days but maybe that's just me.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 11, 2018, 01:06 NewMaxx
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 11, 2018, 00:55:
MBUX = "Mercedes Bucks?"

Sick and tired of the varying U.S. dollar? Does the volatility of Bitcoin got you down? Worry no more! Now you can enjoy the consistency* of a corporate currency without the legal insurance of federal backing! Who needs regulation when you can have the benefits of stock ownership without that lingering sensation of security! Buy Mercedes Bux today!

*nothing stated is a guarantee, void where prohibited, in general you can go F yourself if you're willing to read fine print
 
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News Comments > EA Gaming Patents
24. Re: EA Gaming Patents Jan 9, 2018, 21:18 NewMaxx
 
This is just another way of leveraging metrics to satisfy their goals. We've seen it in social media (e.g. Facebook) for quite some time and it's obvious that games have been moving this way. Where's there's money, there's metrics. Now, to be fair, utilizing information such as demographics can be useful in tailoring services. The problems inherent in it are obvious, though. In social media they can more or less filter what you see, and in gaming they can twist it towards monetization. This is of course before government starts to regulate (a.k.a., gets its cut of the influence or money) such things, but effectively these patents touch deeply on privacy issues. It may sound like simple dynamic difficulty but it's really deeper analysis of your gaming idiosyncrasies.

Legally the maintainer of such data (that is, the people running the servers, and make no mistake having more or less all games be online-only is a factor) can throw EULAs and everything else at the consumer to obfuscate their true purposes while maintaining some level of plausible deniability. If everything I've said so far seems pessimistic (beyond the mention of the possibility that tailored services may be superior) it's because these kind of things are almost always exhibit a slippery slope condition until regulation and society catches up.

It's certainly an innovation (hence the patents) in the gaming sense but it follows patterns that have come before it. Users should be very wary, but then again we have people embracing PUBG despite their supposed convictions. Quite simply people naturally embrace idolization, addiction, and faulty ways of thinking, and certainly companies like EA will take advantage of this with the additional benefit of a legal shield. The fact outcry bypassed such methods - a la Battlefront 2, which nevertheless had its apologists up until the end, and even now - is what caused them to pivot, but only after saying gamers were overreacting.

Well then I guess my negativity here is an overreaction. But I don't think so.
 
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News Comments > The Station Next Month
4. Re: The Station Next Month Jan 8, 2018, 22:52 NewMaxx
 
Welcome to the station, a space station within the game The Station developed by The Station for the PlayStation.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 17:25 NewMaxx
 
"tending to all the emergencies in the engine room"

wink wink nudge nudge
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
16. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 8, 2018, 15:15 NewMaxx
 
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 14:34:
I use a 32 inch TV myself, and I can't even imagine going bigger than that. For the typical PC - Desk setup, 65 inch is just waaaaaaaaaaaaay too large, so that massively limits your initial market to people who PC on their couch or something.

I have to agree, I would like to see this in a smaller form factor. 32" would actually be pretty nice. My guess is that's its a scalability issue - for example, the G-Sync hardware costs mostly the same regardless of screen size, and larger HDR panels are most cost-effective - plus I think they're targeting a specific niche so production can be streamlined. If they made an entire lineup of these they would have to sell really well to be worthwhile. If you look at their SHIELD Tablet and TVs you'll see they like to keep it simple and maintain the same basic SKUs over the years. My guess is they did research and found the margins acceptable at 65" as a more Razer-like product.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
15. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 8, 2018, 15:05 NewMaxx
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 14:40:
I guess I'm an old man now because I am still rocking 1080p, 120Hz displays and am absolutely fine with it.

I'm enjoying my 24", 1080p, 144 Hz G-Sync enabled monitor (which happens to be on sale right now) that I picked up in June (see my NE review for full details). Coupled with a GTX 1080, RB6 is blissful, truly amazing. My brother insists on gaming on a TV - he just picked up a "low latency" 49"/120 Hz for gaming - something I never understood. At 120 Hz (interpolation) the latency is sinful, even at 60 Hz it's 12-13ms which for me now is like, lolwut. Not to mention the motion blur (which you can't turn off on that model). I realize people love gamepad gaming on a big TV but once you try 1ms G-Sync it's like forget-about-it!

So a TV like this one (BFGD) actually appeals to me, especially with SHIELD streaming built in. I do have a SHIELD TV which I love going on two years now, but to couple that with a TV that actually isn't shit for real PC gaming would be fantastic. I'm just preempting all the guys who insist that gaming on a big TV is the bee's knees because quite frankly you're delusional if you think it's even close to comparable with 120 Hz/1ms G-Sync on a game like RB6. This TV closes that gap. (I mostly use my TV + SHIELD for multimedia, media streaming, Android gaming, that sort of thing - I do stream to my Steam Link but nothing fast-moving and I largely only use monitors + ethernet)
 
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News Comments > CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit
2. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit Jan 7, 2018, 14:14 NewMaxx
 
Cryrekt  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 5, 2018, 15:05 NewMaxx
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 13:58:
Really. Then i'm gonna have to submit a whole lot of claims for iNtel cpu's that i have never owned. :o

Never know!
 
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News Comments > Mad Catz is Back
13. Re: Mad Catz is Back Jan 4, 2018, 16:40 NewMaxx
 
"The R.A.T.AIR requires no unreliable battery pack to operate, instead drawing power via the wireless activation gaming surface, included in pack. For gamers preferring to use their own gaming surface, the R.A.T.AIR also includes a robust USB cable in pack, instantly converting the R.A.T. to a wired mouse."

I imagine similar to Logitech's system but to have the mouse without ANY battery pack would be a very bad idea.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 3, 2018, 13:27 NewMaxx
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 07:30:
Hells yeah. I got $15 from the the http://www.intelpentium4litigation.com/

This may be closer to double that from what I'm hearing but we'll see.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 2, 2018, 22:08 NewMaxx
 
MeanJim wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 20:38:
I suppose a recall is out of the question due to the number of processors affected, many of which aren't even in production anymore.

Class action (may already be in the works), start writing down everything you've bought with Intel chips in the last decade (or two).
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 2, 2018, 22:00 NewMaxx
 
Hot on the heels of the ME exploits, I don't think this was an accidental discovery. (likely both NSA backdoors)  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
25. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2018, 17:03 NewMaxx
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 14:22:
Okay, tried that, still errors on finding vcruntime140.dll -- which, by the way, exists in no fewer than 15 directories.

Well I can see from earlier you already had 2012 and tried 2010 and 2013 and probably now 2017 from my link so, all that's left is 2015! lol. Goodness gracious, I had this error on a client's machine once and in despair I just kept installing f'n everything until it worked. It's a PITA.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2018, 16:52 NewMaxx
 
I use Sublime Text and Notepad2 as well.  
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News Comments > Farmer's Dynasty Early Access
5. Re: Farmer's Dynasty Early Access Jan 2, 2018, 13:23 NewMaxx
 
Bumpy wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 13:01:
This looks amazingly comprehensive.

Is there really a market for a game like this with so much effort put into it?

Ever play Farming Simulator 17? Really amazing and a lot of fun, plus it sold well. It's even on the Switch!

This seems to be a single-player version of that with more focus on building and social aspects. Pretty cool.
 
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