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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 24, 2017, 12:38 Slick
 
I love how WaltC manages to inject his political poison into just about any discussion.

You talk about the kids getting their education in "idiot emotion".

Care to tell us about the glory days pre-2008 when Bush hijacked 9/11 to force an illegal invasion of a country that never attacked the USA? You know, that whole symphony of lies and emotionally-charged deceit that was dripping with sentimental manipulation...

"The smoking gun could take the form of a mushroom cloud"

"Get them over there, so they don't get us over here"

"Weapons of mass destruction"

Do you masturbate to footage of Colin Powell presenting the vial on anthrax to congress?

Talk to me more about "idiot emotion" please.

Oh, and WTF Nvidia, GDDR6?! What the fuck happened to HBM2? Is selling a card for $1100 not profitable enough to include this long-promised top-tier VRAM? Wow, 16Gbps instead of GDDR5X's 14Gbps. HOT DAMN.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Flow Video
17. Re: NVIDIA Flow Video Apr 24, 2017, 12:26 Slick
 
Here's the Coles notes version:

Gameworks isn't just an optional "added effect", as it's inclusion in games has time and time again proven to be outright detrimental to the performance of main competitors hardware on the same title. It is a thinly-veiled attempt to thwart AMD, and many games have fallen prey to this barbaric corporate practice.

It is not "easily bypassed"

It is not "optional"

I'm sorry to say that if you think this is a case of "take it or leave it" you're sadly mistaken. Just because you can enable or disable the effect doesn't mean that Gameworks' tendrils aren't deep at the heart of the code, it's true purpose to skew benchmarks in their favor. It does so at the cost of other PC gamers under the guise of providing cheap thrills to the 1% of gamers who can afford hardware capable of actually delivering.

This isn't theory, there are multiple examples of this. Studios who had their games running splendidly on AMD hardware for most of the development cycle, and then Nvidia swoops in at the last minute, injects it's maliscious code to add a few questionable "PhysX" effects, and all of a sudden the game runs poorly on AMD hardware. These are not isolated incidents but a pattern of targeted aggression towards their competition, with Gamers being used as the pawns.

It's disgraceful, and anyone who defends this practice needs to have their head examined, or at the very least learn what the fuck they're talking about.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Flow Video
12. Re: NVIDIA Flow Video Apr 24, 2017, 09:02 Slick
 
Wow, you guys are actually defending Nvidia Gameworks, LOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Respect.... Deleted.

Either you simply don't know what you're talking about, and are ignorant of the true story here, or you're all the shilliest of shills. I bet it's the first one, as on the surface "ooh look, a pretty effect, what could be at all insidious about this?" "Oh come on Slick, they only use it in 2 or 3 games, what's the harm?"

Yeah, you clearly need to do your homework on Gameworks... sigh, I could write an opinion piece on this, but there's already stuff out there.

Do your homework kiddies.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Flow Video
1. Re: NVIDIA Flow Video Apr 23, 2017, 14:58 Slick
 
Another Nvidia-only tech that will require a gpu from 5 years in the future to run, and whose inclusion in game as Gameworks will cripple AMD GPU systems.

Besides, did big green forget that they already own PhysX? They can already do this stuff, and it already only works in a very few select gameworks titles. This whole dog and pony show has already been happening for the better part of a decade.

Fuck Nvidia. Vega10 better be amazing, I'm looking for every excuse to jump ship again.

Where is the legitimate PC gamer outrage at this nonsense? People lose their fucking minds over dumb animations in an RPG, but this trash goes on and on and on. If anyone is going to boycott anything they should start with Nvidia gameworks titles.

 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Free Mega Bundles
8. Re: Heroes of the Storm Free Mega Bundles Apr 23, 2017, 06:17 Slick
 
Rhett wrote on Apr 23, 2017, 04:48:
Just played on the PTR. Not sure if it'll stay like this, but I opened a handful (9) of common loot boxes and got two heroes (Arthas and Rehgar), and some epic skins, and multiple rare things. I wonder if it'll stay like that. Also a 3-day stim pack (starts when you get it though).

Should be quite awesome on the 25th opening all those boxes. Especially for players with 400++ levels carrying over. Seems fairly generous.

Hmm, so the stims start immediately eh? I guess that means that I'll be opening those boxes slowly over time...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
12. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2017, 04:40 Slick
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 16:29:
Aren't their stars and such that state you should incorporate yourself? Then viola (walla [snickers]), you to can now have enhanced rights beyond a mere mortal. When that settles in, you know there is something inherently devious about capitalism.

Someone had to do it... it's "Voilà" not "Viola" which is a string instrument, and definitely not "Walla" which is just baby-talk. :<
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Free Mega Bundles
6. Re: Heroes of the Storm Free Mega Bundles Apr 23, 2017, 04:34 Slick
 
Unless you only like playing one style of play ALL the time (ie, don't easily get bored like me) I reccomend the Flex pack, as it comes with the following standout FUN heros:

Azmodan
Diablo
Kerrigan
Li-Ming
Morales
Nazeebo
Varian
Zul'jin

Just that right there will keep you occupied for a long time, plus there are IMO some other still interesting picks like:

Abathur
Lost Vikings
Rexxar

all of which have some weird asymmetric element to them that no other hero has. And then there's the standby picks like:

E.T.C
Greymane
Johanna
Sylvanas
Tychus

So yeah, Flex for the most variety, with some pretty dope heros.

For me, I have over 400 hero levels already, so I'm going to be getting a boat load of loot boxes to open on tuesday. I'm just wondering if I should open them all at once, or wait till new stuff is released... maybe open them all now, and all the duplicates i get will give me currency to buy whatever i want down the line...
 
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News Comments > Arizona Sunshine Free Content
1. Re: Arizona Sunshine Free Content Apr 21, 2017, 08:37 Slick
 
Still not worth $40. A polished (possibly the first) shooter where you warp around and shoot zombies. It's nothing new or interesting, but it is done very well.  
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News Comments > Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality Released
5. Re: Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality Released Apr 21, 2017, 08:02 Slick
 
There's a slightly hidden easter egg at the end, but other than that you've just experienced the whole thing, and in a very laggy stuttery video I might add.

VR is hard to boil down to a youtube video, the main thrust of the charm is actually experiencing it. Especially the very meta aspects of the game.

There are so precious few instances of quality VR content to begin with, I don't know why you'd spoil the experience.
 
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News Comments > Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality Released
3. Re: Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality Released Apr 21, 2017, 06:16 Slick
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 20, 2017, 21:25:
Justin Roiland also has this VR game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_CFFSfH5hY

DON'T WATCH!

Seriously, accounting is probably my go-to first game for noobs to experience VR with. With maybe Nvidia's carnival thing being second. If you're confident you'll never get a VR headset, watch. If not, save it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 21, 2017, 06:14 Slick
 
Cops are so out of touch if they think that stoners still listen to Sting.

(I can also not read the article)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 20, 2017, 12:44 Slick
 
INSIDE is pretty amazing, that last act... stuck with me. I recommend checking out the reddit forums with people talking about the meaning of the game, the ending etc. it's quite philosophical, all about control. Amazing to have such a deep narrative without one word of dialogue or text.

Anyways,

a 5th HDR format? Jesus. Let's just all get on Dolby Vision, and pay their dumb royalty fees and get on with it. It's the most superior, and more importantly has the most traction.

As if people buying new TV didn't already have to contend with:

1) Almost no 4k content

2) even less HDR content

3) even less than that HDR content on whatever format their particular TV supports.

fuck off. DV FTW.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 2 Free on GOG.com
1. Re: Saints Row 2 Free on GOG.com Apr 20, 2017, 12:35 Slick
 
dope game is dope. Probably my fav zero punctuation episode too  
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Patch Tomorrow
16. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Patch Tomorrow Apr 20, 2017, 03:45 Slick
 
10 wins ^_^

I did a writeup that was posted here a few days ago in
case anyone interested in this game missed it (shameless self promo)

https://www.gaminginstincts.com/battlegrounds-first-impressions-frying-pans-rubber-bands/
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2017, 20:12 Slick
 
Really shows how much the Williams' score completes the picture.  
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News Comments > More Star Wars Battlefront II Details
34. Re: More Star Wars Battlefront II Details Apr 17, 2017, 17:30 Slick
 
Even if the argument that 98% of customers are male, I still don't see how that would influence the casting decisions. Do all men only want to see male leads? How weird is that? Do all black people only watch Tyler Perry movies?

I think it's incredibly tribalistic to only want to see your race/gender portrayed in leading roles in anything. And being outwardly uncomfortable with anything else. It's weird. You guys are being weird.
 
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News Comments > More Star Wars Battlefront II Details
18. Re: More Star Wars Battlefront II Details Apr 17, 2017, 04:29 Slick
 
Icewind wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 04:27:
Nucas wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 01:04:
RoboNerd wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 19:24:
"and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero"

That is provided they are female...

8 star wars movies, 2 female leads. oh no, girls are ruining star wars.

i'd muse on why so many of you nerds have such a complex about girls and girl-coded concepts but it's not exactly rocket science.

Keep that up Nucas and the girl you're trying to impress on the internet might send you a private DM and make your dreams come true!

How did you learn to use a computer caveman?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 17, 2017, 03:18 Slick
 
I won 2 games in a row in PUBG the other night, pretty thrilled with that  
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News Comments > More Star Wars Battlefront II Details
15. Re: More Star Wars Battlefront II Details Apr 17, 2017, 03:05 Slick
 
Nucas wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 01:04:
RoboNerd wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 19:24:
"and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero"

That is provided they are female...

8 star wars movies, 2 female leads. oh no, girls are ruining star wars.

i'd muse on why so many of you nerds have such a complex about girls and girl-coded concepts but it's not exactly rocket science.

Don't even get me started on how much genuine hate people had that there was a black character in TFA. A whole galaxy, and they managed to find a second black guy other than Lando, and people lost their minds.

Please dear god content creators, shove the diversity LGBTQ rod so far up their asses that they start to puke rainbows. Had enough of these racist sexist fuckers acting like they own the place.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 15, 2017, 05:21 Slick
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 21:40:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 21:37:
"nobody has to have electrical power"

Where do you dig those people up, from some curio-shop ?
Fly over country, that's where.

Besides everyone knows a Democrat invented the Internet.


If you're referring to Al Gore, then yes, he gets credit the same way that all politicians get credit for what they "do". He made sure this program got funding, fought for it, that's what politicians do. No one ever suspected he was in a lab tinkering with telephone wires to "invent the internet", but if you read up on it, he did play a very pivotal role in the creation of the Internet.

From Snopes:

To claim that Gore was seriously trying to take credit for the “invention” of the Internet is, frankly, just silly political posturing that arose out of a close presidential campaign. If, for example, President Eisenhower had said in the mid-1960s that he, while president, “took the initiative in creating the Interstate Highway System,” he would not have been the subject of dozens and dozens of editorials lampooning him for claiming he “invented” the concept of highways or implying that he personally went out and dug ditches across the country to help build the roadway. Everyone would have understood that Eisenhower meant he was a driving force behind the legislation that created the highway system, and this was the very same concept Al Gore was expressing about himself with interview remarks about the Internet.

A spirited defense of Gore’s statement penned by Internet pioneers Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf (the latter often referred to as the “father of the Internet”) in 2000 noted that “Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development” and that “No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution [to the Internet] over a longer period of time”:

 
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