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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    I admit this is what is perhaps most frustrating for me. I should admit that I object to the concept of a modern console for a variety of reasons, but this is one of the practical ones that is quite annoying. I don't like when a PC title suffers in any way because of a console release...
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    My Time At Sandrock - Kickstarter for sequel to "My Time At Portia" sandbox town/farm life survival RPG

    Pathea Games has crafted a couple of noteworthy titles over the past few years from the old Planet Explorers survival sandbox (which offered Linux support way back in 2016) to their most recent major title "My Time At Portia". Portia shares the heritage of town sim/farm life titles such...
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    Good lord, prescription lens inserts are an incredible game changer!

    Thanks for your input, everyone. I'm kind of surprising that the Widmo 3D printed holder lenses would fit better vs the apparently injection molded process by VROptician. I wonder if the fit changes you've experienced could be the difference between the Vive and the Index design and how...
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    [WCCF] [IgorsLab] Alleged performance benchmarks for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT "Big Navi" graphics card have been leaked out.

    I can only hope that AMD's RT implementation is going to be platform agnostic an A) is able to make use of titles with Nvidia 2000 / 3000 style RT with a minimal if any performance penalty and B) Will offer a competing platform and OS agnostic RT setup that is more open (source and...
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    Good lord, prescription lens inserts are an incredible game changer!

    I have a Valve Index and though it seems to be fine with my glasses (admittedly I have frameless type glasses so maybe smaller than some), I do get a little worried about bringing the lenses of the Index too close, them bumping during movement (which has only happened infrequently) but am...
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Thats kind of nice to see an update, but it would be nice to see more actual game content, New Game+ mode with differences and new content, and perhaps an expansion or two Dark Souls 3 style.
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    Asus and Bandai to release Gundam themed PC parts....

    When they do these collabs, it would be nice if they'd make them the highest-end versions of the items around. Its always disappointing to see mid grade at best stuff getting priced to the moon because of unique aesthetics. That said, I've had good experiences with Asus and this is kinda...
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    Sony LISTENS to Voice Chats to Scan for 'TOXICITY' in Latest PS4 Update?!

    Voice assistant data has been subpoenaed by law enforcement multiple times (specifically related to or seeking non-triggered content, not "Alexa help call the police" or some such) showing that listening for wake word all the time" feature" can be utilized for a wider scope of information...
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    Sony LISTENS to Voice Chats to Scan for 'TOXICITY' in Latest PS4 Update?!

    Thank you for the sane context here, vs clickbait misinformation. Its like Discord or any centralized service where others can create or put content there. It doesnt necessarily mean that the bosses are listening all the time (and there's nothing to suggest they are , though in SOME...
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    CD PROJEKT RED Mandates Six-Day Work Weeks Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077’s Launch

    I'm not sure why people seem to view this issue as a set of singular events at individual companies vs what it actually a set of interlocking systemic problems in the gaming industry and economic systems as a whole. CDPR's crunch being "not as bad" by virtue of it being paid ( note this is...
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    AMD Zen 3 Launch Event Discussion

    While I admit I'm a little disappointed not to see 5.0ghz for "marketing" purposes because bigger number is easier to understand than IPC improvements and Intel devotees have been falling over themselves with their single/few core performance for years, still I'm overall happy with the chips...
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    Members of piracy group Team Xecuter were charged with 11 felony counts

    That has nothing to do with consoles as a platform or the issues I described. There is still a significant amount of cheating attempts that takes place in console communities and there is an entirely separate online/game-wide/account-wide ban structure in place for cheating or otherwise...
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    AMD Confirms Zen 3's Performance Is Monstrous and Speculation Thread

    As someone who is an "early access" user (I contribute a couple bucks to the open source projects and in return get new stuff to test a week in advance more or less) to many of the most demanding emulators - Yuzu (one of the two "main" Switch emulators), Citra (3DS Emulator), Cemu (WiiU ...
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    Star Wars: Squadrons

    I'm disappointed to hear the craft all seem to fly very similarly - that's a major departure from the old Xwing / TIE Fighter days when each craft was entirely different feeling. This wasn't just between "classes" but individual craft - a TIE Bomber and Y-Wing functioned and felt completely...
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    Members of piracy group Team Xecuter were charged with 11 felony counts

    Quite insane they're up for such potential penalties, not to mention that unless there's way more to the story things like "wire fraud" don't begin to describe selling modding/hacking or even piracy-enabling accessories. I'm not a huge fan of TX in regard to their Switch endeavors for a...
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    Star Wars: Squadrons

    Speaking of EA Play / Access, I'm glad that Steam is offering EA Play now, but it seems they don't offer the version that supports the newest / deluxe content version of games like Squadrons or Fallen Order? That's disappointing - why not give EA Play Pro an option on Steam as well...
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    Star Wars: Squadrons

    Did anyone pick up the Steam version? If so, how is it working with regards to Origin? Do you require an Origin/EA account at least? If so, I'm wondering if one can pick up the pre-order DLC codes (for the Origin version), activate them there, and it will properly attribute them to your...
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    CD PROJEKT RED Mandates Six-Day Work Weeks Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077’s Launch

    There are myriad issues with "crunch" in the game development industry. What started out as something that was a rare "Sometimes we all have to pull together during big moments, everyone will be compensated, get extra bonuses after a job well done, and time to rest before the next project"...
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    Windows’ Hidden Self Destruct Code

    While clearly this happened quite a long time ago, recent issues of suspicion or just plain cumbersome/frustrating elements regarding Windows havent' exactly diminished. This does however highlight the contrast between a proprietary OS such as Windows (or MacOSX ) and a free/libre open...
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    Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen ~ Challenging Epic Planar High Fantasy MMORPG

    Everything is part of a spectrum. Fast paced combat can often degenerate into quick clicking circle-strafe type gameplay, which feels active but actually gives players less opportunity to plan for different strategies and respond. A slower pace - including one with a GCD; global cooldown...
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    Leaked Galax slide confirms NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 inferiority to the RTX 2080 Ti

    This is one of many reasons why I've waited, despite the fact I'm definitely due for an upgrade. I'm particularly interested in the 3070 (S/Ti )16GB and the 3080 (S / Ti) 20GB RAM increased cards, especially how the latter will both be priced and compete performance wise against the 3090...
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    Metal Gear Games Released on GOG...

    Its unfortunate they didn't take the time to provide the "best versions" of the games. The original PC ports of MGS1 and MGS2 (which are released here as more or less antiquated old titles) did come natively to PC, but they were somewhat cumbersome and had other issues. However, these were...
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    Samsung 980 PRO

    I've had good experiences with Samsung in the past, but I can't understand this. Pro prices for...midding features? I've generally been more interested in the EVO line anyway, so I'd be interested to see what the 980 EVO (Plus?) will provide. Maybe once we have both the Samsung 980 PRO...
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    LianLi DK-05F Desk Case - Expensive, worth it for the long term? Moddable and upgradable?

    One notable [H]ardcore PC case dynamic is relatively niche, a high-end desk that acts as a high-end PC enclosure internally. There have been relatively few of them over the years, from the boutique RedMercury years ago, to more recent entries from Italian manufacturer Hydra, a promising...
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    Ridley Scott back to operatic sci-fi in Raised By Wolves

    I believe most who have HBO on cable/dish/IPTV will get HBOMAX as well.
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    Ridley Scott back to operatic sci-fi in Raised By Wolves

    Thanks for the headsup. Its kind of crazy that FIOS offers HBOMax 'free' if you have a subscription to HBO etc... but for some reason they haven't carved out a "channel" on their IP TV system for it, they way they've done with Netflix (and strangely enough, that Pluto service). It would be...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is ~10% faster than RTX 3080

    This confirms that the insane price hike isn't going to be a good value. I know people are saying 'Its a Titan its not supposed to be a good value except for special pro-sumer business things", but we're already seeing information that this is NOT a Titan and the actual Titan branded item to...
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    AMD Confirms Zen 3's Performance Is Monstrous and Speculation Thread

    Hoping it turns out to be as great as rumored - this is the generation for which I've been holding out on an upgrade from my venerable and stately Intel 5960X, ideally moving over to AMD; I'm unsure if it will be Ryzen or Threadripper for me as of yet. Zen3 seems quite promising indeed...
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    PS5 Release Window Officially Announced

    Oh just to let everyone know, it seems like "Spider Man Miles Morales" is the preferable PS5 launch title alongside possibly Demons' Souls (though personally unless there are massive overhauls I can easily play Demons' Souls via RPCS3 at "remastered" enhanced graphic levels and even with...
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    After Ampere Launch Survey

    I'm still skeptical of the VRAM of the 3080 in terms of paying a significant amount with the intent for it to last several years, so I'll be waiting. Ultimately I'm waiting for more than one choice in the poll, so it would come down to "Waiting for Larger GB Ampere Cards", "Waiting for 3090"...
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    PS5 Release Window Officially Announced

    Still have a console in my cart ideally for local pickup at BestBuy, but won't let me actually pay. I'd prefer just getting one shipped to me via Amazon , though ultimately whereever one can find it works, so be it. I wonder if Amazon is really going to be doing staggered batch releases...
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    IKEA Partners with ASUS' Republic of Gamers Brand for Gaming Furniture

    I'm typing on one now! It has lasted me since university. I'd love to seen an upgraded version of it made with higher-end materials, more size options in terms of both width and depth, powered adjustable height, while keeping the modular elements (you could buy a variety of things like...
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    For quite a long time I had an older version of the Corsair K70 Lux mechanical full-size keyboard (MX Reds), plus the upgraded white PBT keycap set. A little while back, I transitioned to what is my daily driver, the excellent Dygma Raise! The Dygma Raise is a relatively new 60% (ie just...
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    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (remake)

    I have fond memories of the original, but if they're going to properly REMAKE it, not simply a graphical update remaster, and it has taken this long - I expect to see changes to the mechanics , play, story etc...and other enhancements. If its really a proper "remake" beyond simply...
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    Phison's New E18 SSD Controller Rivals Samsung 980 Pro With 7 GBps of Throughput

    Seems like Samsung really made some errors this time around. I wonder how their 980 EVO will stack up, by comparison, vs both the PRO and these Phison R18's. Kinda strange that the R18 won't be available until early next year from the loook of it, though.
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    Jensen Huang announces Ampere prices

    I guess I'm not sure if 20% general use improvement is justifiable for the larger price difference. Maybe upcoming games (or software outside of the professional high VRAM usages we know) will really be able to use the additional VRAM so it can make a difference, but aside from that I'm just...
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    Jensen Huang announces Ampere prices

    Hm.... does anyone know if the 3090 is going to be limited somehow (ie bus size etc...) on raw performance , both standard and raytraced compared to the 3080 type hardware? I've seen some discussion that the 3090 performance won't be "that much" over the 3080, except in special high-VRAM...
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    Jensen Huang announces Ampere prices

    Hmmm... on the surface the pricing is almost reasonable for 2/3 of those announced IF they map properly to tiers based on older cards. I'm most concerned here about the 3090 and hope that it takes up the "slot" for the former 2080 Ti; given the price, it damn well better. I really don't want...
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    Marvel's Avengers

    as if I needed another reason NOT to buy this complete debacle, Intel CPU-specific enhancements are a idea that needs to be put down vehemently and immediately. After years upon years of Intel favoring instructions/systems/features, I hoped that by now finally 3 generations of AMD Zen...
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    One Of World's Biggest Piracy Groups Taken Down

    Another great use of international law enforcement, taking it to what really matters. Hell, it wasn't even like they were some L33t HaX0rs that cracked into major studio vaults and stole gold master copies or workprints. They simply ripped BluRays and got them "early" (aka when they were...
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