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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 29, 2022, 18:11
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2022, 18:11
Sep 29, 2022, 18:11
 
95C Ryzen 7000 is not the whole story. Here is what I found with these chips. Thanks Simon.
Interesting results! Thanks for sharing
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Re: Overwatch 2 Reviews
Sep 29, 2022, 13:09
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Re: Overwatch 2 Reviews Sep 29, 2022, 13:09
Sep 29, 2022, 13:09
 
lol @ Polygon's reviewer:

It’s been so long since I played the original Overwatch that it’s hard to determine whether Overwatch 2 is “better” than its predecessor.

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Re: Blizzard on Protecting Overwatch 2
Sep 28, 2022, 12:56
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Re: Blizzard on Protecting Overwatch 2 Sep 28, 2022, 12:56
Sep 28, 2022, 12:56
 
Teddy wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 23:32:
Slick wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 20:30:
Class-shaming has never been more rampant in any other game.

That sounds like something a Hanzo-main would say.
lol

SMS requirements and VoIP transcript don't bug me as much as this:

We are removing player levels in-game...

Portrait Borders that symbolize player level are going away from all game modes in Overwatch 2, and Competitive skill tiers will no longer be displayed before each Competitive match. Players will have customizable name cards and titles to display alongside their in-game name and player icon.
Earning levels through time spent fragging is a badge of honor, or at least commitment. And replacing that with purchasable content and Battle Pass rewards seems hollow and frivilous in contrast.
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Re: AMD Ryzen 7000-Series Reviews
Sep 26, 2022, 11:51
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Re: AMD Ryzen 7000-Series Reviews Sep 26, 2022, 11:51
Sep 26, 2022, 11:51
 
Normal temperature @ 95°C, max thermal is 115°C? Looks like air cooling is 100% dead Flamethrower

This comment was edited on Sep 26, 2022, 12:46.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 22, 2022, 21:30
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 22, 2022, 21:30
Sep 22, 2022, 21:30
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 15:51:
Why let this announcement cause such fury?
Until the GPUs are released and real, verified performance numbers are produced, only the specs and be criticized. And just looking at the specs, PC Gamer rants:

Put it this way, the cost in dollars per shader, per GB of VRAM, and almost certainly per ROP, per texture unit, and per everything once the full specs are released, is lower for the RTX 4090 than the RTX 4080.

Since when did a top-tier GPU beat a lower-tier model for pure bang for buck? Since never.

Okay, you could argue that one way to fix all this would be to simply tweak the branding. The RTX 4080 12GB is misbranded and should be, at most, an RTX 4070 or even an RTX 4060. Let's be generous and call it an RTX 4060 Ti. But that doesn't solve the value problem. You still have a RTX 4070 or RTX 4060 that's worse value than an RTX 4090, one that gives you less hardware, not just overall but actually per dollar, too.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 22, 2022, 02:19
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 22, 2022, 02:19
Sep 22, 2022, 02:19
 
Yup, 4080 12GB is really the 4070, allowing NVIDIA to offer the FE version of a "4080" below $1000 USD, but I doubt the AIB partners can afford to.

So the pending 4070 announcement will really be the 4060, at what, $649 USD? The original MSRP for the RTX 3080 FE was $699 just 2 years ago. That's brutal for price increase, but also impressive that the new xx60 can (theoretically) outperform last-gen xx80.

If AMD acts as the consumer savior and undercuts this RTX 40 pricing, NVIDIA will quickly relabel, tweak specs, or reprice the lineup with 4070 Super and 4080 Super... the nomenclature it seems to use when it repositions GPUs after a marketing screw up (like the original RTX 2060, which was a dud, and quickly replaced by a Super model).
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 21, 2022, 20:50
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 21, 2022, 20:50
Sep 21, 2022, 20:50
 
Be astonished at how crisp and clear you can witness the server latency screwing you over!
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 16, 2022, 18:39
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 16, 2022, 18:39
Sep 16, 2022, 18:39
 
Damn... I've been exclusively running EVGA for a while. I wonderif NVIDIA will scoop up more market share to balance out the loss in profits from falling sales during this post-crypto/pandemic-demand.
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Re: ItB: Super?
Sep 16, 2022, 17:14
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Re: ItB: Super? Sep 16, 2022, 17:14
Sep 16, 2022, 17:14
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 15, 2022, 23:58:
If it's a gene...would that make me a mutant? What a lame ass superpower.
lol
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Re: Game Crossovers
Sep 15, 2022, 17:06
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Re: Game Crossovers Sep 15, 2022, 17:06
Sep 15, 2022, 17:06
 
Legion Da Ghost wrote on Sep 15, 2022, 15:48:
What a weird choice for a director for a movie bout racing, WTF!!!....
Blomkamp's action scenes are pretty good, and Harbour is the face needed to convince the wife it's a good date flick.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Explained
Sep 15, 2022, 13:20
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Re: Overwatch 2 Explained Sep 15, 2022, 13:20
Sep 15, 2022, 13:20
 
Just what I needed, another game with a seasonal Battle Pass.

There's also word that the game's rock/paper/scissors mechanics are being toned down: "While Overwatch 2 heroes will each have their own clear strengths and weaknesses, and some heroes will be more effective against others, we believe our game plays better and is more fun with fewer hard counters and a broader range of effective hero picks."
I've acquired a Competitive rank since the beginning. Back then there were fewer heroes and maps, less variables and counters. When each new hero released, it was interesting to see the meta shift. It was fun back then, easier to understand how to counter the opponent or compliment your teams composition.

Now in competitive matches, there is rarely consensus on who needs to switch and to what, because there's a million ways to change the lineup and the team strategy. It's too complicated for a 'pug'.

So it makes sense to drop it to 5vs5, remove "hard counters", and make each hero more self sufficient and less reliant on teamwork. I guess we'll find out next month if it makes for a better game.
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Re: EA Launching Kernel-Level Anti-Cheat
Sep 14, 2022, 13:15
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Re: EA Launching Kernel-Level Anti-Cheat Sep 14, 2022, 13:15
Sep 14, 2022, 13:15
 
Laughing Man wrote on Sep 14, 2022, 10:41:
Hate to inform you, but this is literally the only thing comes remotely close to defeating cheaters and if you don't want to accept it then stop playing video games.
The devs make the sandbox. Instead of policing what toys a child can bring into the box, monitor the movement of the sand to find evidence of an illegal toy.

Instead of chasing the evolving aimbot.exe, developers should instead focus on in-game player actions/accomplishments. The worst cheaters are statistical anomalies, because they blatantly break the in-game physics or exploit gameplay elements, accomplishing unreal feats. These cheaters rack up the points to make themselves a statistical anomaly (which can be analyzed post-match), and their in-game performance is dissimilar to a normal player (which can be analyzed during the match). These cheaters make regular Joe Fragger quit the game, and that's lost revenue.

There will be false positives, so the punishment system must reflect that. And subtle cheaters may be indistinguishable from skilled players, so that raises the question: if they are not disrupting the game for others... why deploy a kernel anti-cheat to weed them out?
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Re: EA Launching Kernel-Level Anti-Cheat
Sep 13, 2022, 18:46
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Re: EA Launching Kernel-Level Anti-Cheat Sep 13, 2022, 18:46
Sep 13, 2022, 18:46
 
I'm 100% certain that EA will 100% screw this up.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 12, 2022, 15:26
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 12, 2022, 15:26
Sep 12, 2022, 15:26
 
4090 looks like a prop for the next Men in Black flick
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Sep 8, 2022, 22:02
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 8, 2022, 22:02
Sep 8, 2022, 22:02
 
Judge McCormick:

"Assuming that Musk's response was not telepathic, one would expect some evidence of it in Defendants' document production."
Whip

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Re: Overwatch 2 Heroes Will Unlock with Free Battle Pass
Sep 8, 2022, 13:26
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Re: Overwatch 2 Heroes Will Unlock with Free Battle Pass Sep 8, 2022, 13:26
Sep 8, 2022, 13:26
 
Rhialto wrote on Sep 8, 2022, 12:50:
Blizzard at it's best... I'll keep playing Apex Legends, I know the latter is a BR but whatever.
ApeLegs is similar, in that you have to play regularly to 'afford' unlocking new heroes. New heroes also launch with new seasons of the battle pass. And majority of the heroes are 'locked' to new players, where as OW already has 32 heroes ready to roll. Not sure what those building alt accounts prefer...
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Re: OotB: Floaters
Sep 1, 2022, 14:14
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Re: OotB: Floaters Sep 1, 2022, 14:14
Sep 1, 2022, 14:14
 
Mass Shooters: A Systematic Psychiatric Study.
Matt Richtel has been investigating the adolescent experience for years and published lots of work about the mental obstacles and struggles they are going through, and recently did a podcast on the health crisis they face in America. The 30,000 foot view is that kids are hitting puberty 2 years earlier than they did 100 years ago, so their bodies are racing towards maturity while the mind lags behind, lacking the tools to deal with an onslaught of new experiences and feelings. Then add in the hyper-exposure of 'life' through Internet and social media, and a healthcare network that is too lethargic in its approaches to help, or too expensive for the average family to afford. This mass shooter study echoes similar sentiments.
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Re: Rocksmith+ Next Week
Aug 31, 2022, 10:46
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Re: Rocksmith+ Next Week Aug 31, 2022, 10:46
Aug 31, 2022, 10:46
 
I tried learning guitar with Rocksmith during the pandemic. Even after a professional tune, the game wanted me to drastically change each cord to recognize it. It sounded and felt weird.

More importantly, however, my fingers literally cannot stretch to make some of the movements required. My finger muscles and ligaments are just too honed in on WASD and tight formations. Stretching my fingers to cover frets is extremely difficult, and (just) practicing the cord progression seems too inefficient.

If anyone has advice or resources on finger stretching routines, I'll try them! I've still got the telecaster laying around somewhere...
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Re: Game Crossovers
Aug 26, 2022, 22:36
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Re: Game Crossovers Aug 26, 2022, 22:36
Aug 26, 2022, 22:36
 
If only I stopped after the first scene of the first episode, with the protagonist showing complete ineptitude with conducting experiments (in the field) on zombies, as if she learnt nothing from surviving a decade of apocalypse. It was a clear indicator of lazy, shortsighted writing, which persisted throughout the series. But as a show playing in the background that I could tune in and out of... it worked quite well.
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Season 2 Next Week
Aug 26, 2022, 12:09
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Season 2 Next Week Aug 26, 2022, 12:09
Aug 26, 2022, 12:09
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 26, 2022, 03:02:
It makes me wonder what the fuck happened with the release, they could have just released it as a normal Battlefield game with better graphics and called it a day.
This video provides a development timeline and used info from people that direcrly worked on the project. Here's my summary from the 30min video:

  • Senior BF devs starting leaving the team after BF4. Some claiming they knew what fans wanted because they were fans of the franchise, but management was calling the shots and controlling creative direction. The youtuber suggests corporate was focused on chasing the success of competitors, rather than building it's own unique content from within
  • Design was focused on free battle royal because EA decided it NEEDED to compete in this space. It didn't know if Apex Legends could pull it off, and decided the BF name recognition was needed to attract fans to its F2P BR model.
  • It took 3 times longer than anticipated to get BF on an upgraded Frostbite engine, so it started behind schedule
  • More senior staff left BEFORE post-production started of BF2042, suggesting they knew it was going to be a steaming pile. Most people on the team have 7 years of experience or less, some new to Frostbite, new to BF, or new to both
  • The switch from battle royale to full price 'traditional' BF experience happened a month or two before post-production.
  • The UI team was so gutted by staff departures, it was almost entirely outsourced just a few months before the game was released.
  • Covid protocols meant that workers were no longer going into the office as the team transitioned to remote working. Many devs didn't have the hardware at home (consoles or PC) to test their code and changes, because EA provided that gear in the office. Remote workers had to download a new build every day on home networks (100 times slower) and ask fellow coworkers to test their bug fixes on their personal PS5 or XB or PC
  • Management hesitated to push out the launch, settled for a few weeks when everyone involved in development was asking for months
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