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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Oct 2, 2022, 13:28
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 2, 2022, 13:28
Oct 2, 2022, 13:28
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Bumpy wrote on Oct 2, 2022, 04:10:
Slick wrote on Oct 1, 2022, 21:45:
I'm reading that availability should be much better this launch than the 30 series. Apparently, they've had finished GPUs in warehouses in Taiwan since August.

I think they want to avoid the embarrassment of the 3080 launch where stock sold out in several milliseconds.

What reading? Where are the stock numbers?

The miners may be gone but the scalpers will be out if full force itching to make Ebay profits again.

Kopite7kimi, Greymon55, Moore's law is dead, and the usual leakers. No concrete numbers, as even retailers don't have that yet (I have a guy who works at BestBuy). Most recently Tom answered the question like this: https://youtu.be/trlyyVJ_hsg?t=2035
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Oct 2, 2022, 13:25
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 2, 2022, 13:25
Oct 2, 2022, 13:25
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Xero, that 3090 will survive your next monitor refresh, so it's good for a long while. I'm waiting for QD-OLEDs to reach the 42" form factor @ 240hz for my next upgrade, and then a 4090 will make sense. I'm currently using a C1 48" OLED, so 4k capped at 120hz and I can run just about everything at high settings without losing a frame under 120 with my 3080. And with the ultra-low persistence, 120hz OLED "feels" like 180hz LCD. I play competitive shooters just fine.

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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Oct 1, 2022, 21:48
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 1, 2022, 21:48
Oct 1, 2022, 21:48
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Cram wrote on Oct 1, 2022, 18:10:
ZandarKoad wrote on Oct 1, 2022, 16:51:
10,752 CUDA cores vs 16,384 CUDA cores.

I'm shocked. SHOCKED. That it is 60% faster.
Most likely all for the low low price of an additional 2-3 degrees C to your room and/or office.

But the clock speed is like 35% higher. It's definitely not a linear improvement, there are diminishing returns. Going to be interesting to see how the 4080 and fauxty80 line up. Damn, I think I just coined that.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Oct 1, 2022, 21:45
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 1, 2022, 21:45
Oct 1, 2022, 21:45
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Xero wrote on Oct 1, 2022, 19:14:
Kinda sucks considering I just bought a 3090 but I know it'll be very difficult to get a 4090 at this time. Perhaps that'll be a future upgrade.

I'm reading that availability should be much better this launch than the 30 series. Apparently, they've had finished GPUs in warehouses in Taiwan since August.

I think they want to avoid the embarrassment of the 3080 launch where stock sold out in several milliseconds. I had 3 other friends on comms with me hammering F5 in the minutes before it went live, we all experienced the same thing: "coming soon", "coming soon", "coming soon", and then "sold out".

That being said, your 3090 is still amazing. Other than Cyberpunk I don't know of many games my 3080 can't run at 4k 120hz. The only reason to get a 4090 is 4k 240hz compatibility which barely exists yet, and they're not even using Displayport 2.0 which is a real bummer.
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Re: Blizzard on Protecting Overwatch 2
Sep 27, 2022, 20:30
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Re: Blizzard on Protecting Overwatch 2 Sep 27, 2022, 20:30
Sep 27, 2022, 20:30
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Just rid of voip.

Class-shaming has never been more rampant in any other game.
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Re: No major problems
Sep 27, 2022, 19:31
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Re: No major problems Sep 27, 2022, 19:31
Sep 27, 2022, 19:31
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RogueSix wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 19:20:
I'm glad you have found a game that is more suitable for geezers like you, Slick.

Get off my lawn or I'll telefrag you.
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Re: No major problems
Sep 27, 2022, 19:11
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Re: No major problems Sep 27, 2022, 19:11
Sep 27, 2022, 19:11
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My attention has diverted from Overwatch towards Gundam Evolution. It's a shameless rip-off, but it's really fun.

No dumb class restrictions, basically every hero can put out decent damage, and it doesn't seem to be infested with angry gamers (yet?)

Still has the dumb predatory hero unlock bullshit, and lootbox "mechanic", but since I don't no-life these kinds of games anymore, It doesn't bug me. I bought $10 worth of coins for their store because they were advertising a cool skin, it was only AFTER that when it dawned on me that I was buying a lootbox with 0.02% chance of receiving said cool skin. Won't be getting money from me anymore, too bad cause I'd like to support it, it's good clean fun.
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Re: AMD Ryzen 7000-Series Reviews
Sep 27, 2022, 15:13
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Re: AMD Ryzen 7000-Series Reviews Sep 27, 2022, 15:13
Sep 27, 2022, 15:13
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95c is normal. Forget what you think you know. More power in a smaller area means heat is harder to dissapate, it's designed to work like that.

Also 95c won't heat your room more than a 12900k at 300w. It's the wattage that matters. More watts = more heat. The temperature of the die has NOTHING to do with the heat in your room. Die temp is purely how fast it can be dissipated

Computer chips are essentially just expensive resistors. You'll dump as much heat into your room with a 750w load on cpu and gpu as you would with a 750w space heater. The laws of thermodynamics aren't suspended because people "feel" like 95c is hot.

A 750w fan heater will have a VERY hot element, meanwhile a 750w oil radiator will have a relatively low surface temperature. They both produce the exact same amount of heat
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Re: 4 slots = divorce
Sep 26, 2022, 22:59
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Re: 4 slots = divorce Sep 26, 2022, 22:59
Sep 26, 2022, 22:59
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I spent a good 2 hours on this puzzle to no avail. I found the location, it's in the Arasaka tower at the begging of a new game corpo run. But I don't think the answer is in the game, as you can't make out any details on the screens without no-clipping inside the room, and I'm guessing they don't want to shut out all the console players from the contest. Genuine head scratcher. I'm also considering weather that picture is the only clue. It says there's a clue in the @cyberpunkgame twitter, but it doesn't link directly to the obvious tweet in question.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 25, 2022, 22:09
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 25, 2022, 22:09
Sep 25, 2022, 22:09
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RogueSix wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 21:37:
Slick wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 20:15:
I already uninstalled and refunded. Haven't yelled at my screen that much in a long time.

1) 6v6 same ol' with enemies spawning up your own asshole
2) already infested with hackers, 1 out of 3 rounds I've played has had a cheater
3) the 40 player mode is fun, but there's no squad spawns, so you start 600m away from each other's spawn everytime
4) "It would be smart to buy the game so I can scream my way through the multiplayer to unlock guns so that I can effectively compete in Warzone, which is a battle royale..."
5) Uninstall

sounds like ur just a n00b d00d

I was winning Quake tournaments when you were still swimming around yo daddy's ballsack.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 25, 2022, 21:05
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 25, 2022, 21:05
Sep 25, 2022, 21:05
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RedEye9 wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 20:42:
Welcome back Slick.
I don't think you ever talked about the last Battlefield game. Battlefield 2042

Hey RedEye, Thanks for the welcome, I knew there were some people here that don't hate me xD

I like 2042, but it's my lowest-hour BF game so far. My friends and I had a blast opening weekend, but then the negative user reviews started coming out, and you could see the vultures circling, proclaiming another dead game. It was painful to see my friends drop off one by one in the coming weeks, simply due to the deluge of negativity, and then the gaming media "reporting" on all that. Users on Reddit are angry at a videogame, xXDankMeister69Xx says: "This game gave me AIDS". more at 11.

So much noise about the bugs (It's a Battlefield game at launch, hellooooo?), and zero people talked about 128-player servers, changing attachments after you spawn a-la Crysis, AI that actually added to the game instead of distracting from it, oh and crossplay for the first time in a BF game, so you can find lobbies at 4am on a monday morning no prob.

The only real negative I have is the restriction of the number of jets/helis now. Each side in a 128-player lobby gets only one jet OR attack chopper OR little bird with a 90-second cooldown. Oh and the jets blow, I can chew through jets with the new stealth chopper if I'm masochistic enough to wait on the spawn screen trying to get it. I think my best round is 203-2.

How bout you? Did you play it?
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues
Sep 25, 2022, 20:33
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues Sep 25, 2022, 20:33
Sep 25, 2022, 20:33
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Jim wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 16:16:
Pepe wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 14:56:
They should male better games then, if you sell enough Valve takes a smaller cut
this point is laughable. Very few games sell enough, and the % cut is not retroactive. So it is 30% of the first 10 million, 25% of the next 40 million, and then the most favorable rate, 20% of sales after 50 million.

Valve squeezing the smallest developers the hardest. All praise GabeN, the champion of indie gaming!

Does Valve have a scholarship fund for aspiring developers to go to college? Do they donate their billions of earnings to anything that gives back to the community? Seems like they could get some good PR and try to justify this absurd shakedown cut if half of that 30% went to anything else other than GabeN's pockets. In fact I've briefly looked into GabeN's philanthropic endeavors, there are none. None except for giving a quarter million to a New Zealand children's hospital because he was stranded in the country during lockdown and they didn't throw him out.

A quarter million, once. That's all I can find. Valve literally makes that much before breakfest in a day. Infact they probably make it by 2-3am in the day... They made over $3 Billion in 2017, That's $8.2 million dollars a day. Which workds out to.... $342,465.75 every hour. AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH So that quarter million one-time charitable donation valve made back in about 45 minutes. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 25, 2022, 20:15
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 25, 2022, 20:15
Sep 25, 2022, 20:15
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I already uninstalled and refunded. Haven't yelled at my screen that much in a long time.

1) 6v6 same ol' with enemies spawning up your own asshole
2) already infested with hackers, 1 out of 3 rounds I've played has had a cheater
3) the 40 player mode is fun, but there's no squad spawns, so you start 600m away from each other's spawn everytime
4) "It would be smart to buy the game so I can scream my way through the multiplayer to unlock guns so that I can effectively compete in Warzone, which is a battle royale..."
5) Uninstall
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 25, 2022, 15:10
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 25, 2022, 15:10
Sep 25, 2022, 15:10
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More people just "reserved" a SteamDeck this week than pre-ordered Modern Warfare II?

Not only is this going to be probably the hottest launch of the season, but many people (myself included) pre-order to play the beta early, and then just cancel before launch if we don't like it (which I will).
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues
Sep 25, 2022, 12:09
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues Sep 25, 2022, 12:09
Sep 25, 2022, 12:09
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Jim wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 12:01:
The steam situation would not be as egregious except for the brigading and trashing steam users do when a developer chooses not to publish on steam. It is like you have to pay the mafia part of your income because their goons will trash you up if you don't. To be clear, gaben is not to blame, but it is a problem.

You're right, GabeN is not to blame. People are lining up around the block to "only buy on Steam". He would be foolish to not continue to bilk developers out of 30% to process a payment and provide some download bandwidth. There's a reason Valve is a multi-billion dollar video game company that doesn't make video games. The "blame" rests squarely with the cult-like mindset of consumers who will only shop at one store. It's brand loyalty to an absurd extent that people are willing to financially hurt the people who actually make the game they're buying, in order to enrich the entity that had nothing to do with game development. It's their tribe, and by extension their identity that they only buy games on Steam. And GabeN is just laughing all the way to the bank.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues
Sep 25, 2022, 11:52
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues Sep 25, 2022, 11:52
Sep 25, 2022, 11:52
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Pretty presumptuous to speak for everyone here.

You're free to represent your own views, but nobody's falling for this "we all think..." play.

I'd recommend watching the link in my signature.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues
Sep 25, 2022, 11:32
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues Sep 25, 2022, 11:32
Sep 25, 2022, 11:32
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Pepe wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 07:47:
And yet steams 30% made them so much more money that they all stopped making physical games and sell them that way.

I think we're long past talking about digital vs. physical. There are many digital storefronts. Many of these studios' parent companies actually have their own digital storefronts. You should choose to buy their games there. That's my point.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues
Sep 25, 2022, 11:31
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues Sep 25, 2022, 11:31
Sep 25, 2022, 11:31
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Prez wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 07:15:
wrlwnd wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 01:08:
Slick wrote on Sep 24, 2022, 16:49:

Still, I'd buy a Ubisoft game on Uplay, an EA game on Origin, or an Epic game on EGS. In fact, if it's only on Steam or EGS I'll buy it on EGS because I don't have utter contempt for the developers making the games that have enhanced my life throughout the years. Even a 12% cut is highway robbery for a payment processor, but it's better than Steam's 30% which would make Bernie Madoff blush.

I'll stick with Steam as my go-to platform.

Developers are free to choose whatever platform they want their apps distributed on. There are plenty of choices today. I guess they don't get the same "utter contempt" vibe that you do.

Strange that has to be pointed out.

He says this every thread, over and over again. Every. Single. Thread. We fucking get it already.

And I'll continue to do it every thread because there are many people who don't seem to "get it already". Sorry if you're being annoyed, feel free to block. Not that I post much lately, I think about 15 times in the past year.

It's like anti-racism overload. I know it's annoying to hear over and over and over, "we fucking get it already" you're not a racist, so you're annoyed that we're "still talking about this". But there's still racism in this world, so I'll keep talking about it.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues
Sep 25, 2022, 11:20
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues Sep 25, 2022, 11:20
Sep 25, 2022, 11:20
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wrlwnd wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 01:08:
Slick wrote on Sep 24, 2022, 16:49:

Still, I'd buy a Ubisoft game on Uplay, an EA game on Origin, or an Epic game on EGS. In fact, if it's only on Steam or EGS I'll buy it on EGS because I don't have utter contempt for the developers making the games that have enhanced my life throughout the years. Even a 12% cut is highway robbery for a payment processor, but it's better than Steam's 30% which would make Bernie Madoff blush.

I'll stick with Steam as my go-to platform.

Developers are free to choose whatever platform they want their apps distributed on. There are plenty of choices today. I guess they don't get the same "utter contempt" vibe that you do.

Strange that has to be pointed out.

How ironic.

The guy who refuses to buy products from the people who made them, and prefers to give 30% of your cash to a company that didn't fund, develop, or support the game in any way.

And then you're unclear as to why a developer would also release on Steam. It's specifically because of people like you.

There isn't really a "choice" for any but the biggest, ballsiest developers to choose not to launch on Steam. They have the guts to not sell their soul, and might go bankrupt because of it. Again, because of people like you.

If you don't think studios wince at the prospect of giving a payment processor the SAME amount of money from every sale as their ENTIRE development team. Then you're living in a fantasy land, or haven't bothered to do some basic arithmetic.

Also Steam isn't a platform, it's a store. Windows is the platform.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues
Sep 24, 2022, 16:49
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues Sep 24, 2022, 16:49
Sep 24, 2022, 16:49
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 24, 2022, 15:54:
Slick wrote on Sep 24, 2022, 14:19:
That's $2,202,400.87 that Valve made just off of these 122k players. They probably sold at least 2 million. So that's closer to $40 million dollars that went to Valve who had nothing to do with making the game. Seems legit Dizzy
I bought CP2077 on GoG, where I buy pretty much anything single player. But CDPR claims GoG is hemorrhaging money, I don't know what they can do to shift people to buy from them instead of Steam. Also GoG gets delayed patches sometimes, and sometimes companies don't even release their games there. It's a sorry state of affairs.

I'm not even saying buy everything on GoG because it's amazing, I'm specifically saying buy games from the people who actually make them. That being said, GoG Galaxy is a better experience than what I was expecting the first time I used it. Better than Origin, Uplay, or Epic IMO.

Still, I'd buy a Ubisoft game on Uplay, an EA game on Origin, or an Epic game on EGS. In fact, if it's only on Steam or EGS I'll buy it on EGS because I don't have utter contempt for the developers making the games that have enhanced my life throughout the years. Even a 12% cut is highway robbery for a payment processor, but it's better than Steam's 30% which would make Bernie Madoff blush.
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