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  1. kbrickley

    Time Best Games of all time

    Although these lists always get controversial (especially coming from a non-gaming publication and combining both console and PC choices) this list is actually fairly decent ... they definitely captured the easy additions of Tetris, Doom, Diablo 2, and others. The 50 Best Video Games of All...
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    Man Blames Developer For Game Addiction, Crashes Car Into HQ

    Maybe he will get help in the penal system. Certainly he will encounter a whole new dimension when his friends poke him.
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    Facebook Must Refund Purchases Made By Children

    Why hold yourself responsible for the behavior of your children when you can make it the responsibility of a large Internet company? If the parents are sharing their accounts with their child then THEY, not Facebook, should be responsible. If they put their credit card information in their...
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    What's the oldest videogame you still play?

    Since there isn't much Diablo 2 love (or people have much older titles to choose from) I will say D2. I still go back to it every now and again to experiment with different character builds (using the Players 8 toggle to increase leveling speed). One of the problems I have with pre 2000 titles...
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    NVIDIA Announces The New Titan X

    That actually becomes more of a deal breaker for me. We'll see how the reviews come out. I really like cards with hybrid coolers (quiet fans and low temperatures). I really wanted to get a Titan Hybrid. We'll see if they open the market later on. Otherwise I might get a Hybrid 1080 later in...
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    How Americans View New Technologies That ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities

    We also have the Seas to exploit as our technology improves. Time for Rapture or Atlantis.
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    How Americans View New Technologies That ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities

    Are you saying that the wealthy and powerful will get this while the poor do not, or that those with excellent health will augment themselves to make them superior, while the disabled who need them the most don't have access? I am not sure that either of those would be true. There is always...
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    How Americans View New Technologies That ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities

    Medical technology benefits greatly from advancements in electronics so it is certainly possible. The improvements in small size computing capabilities have given us enhanced artificial limbs. The improvements in computing overall gave us the map of the human and other genomes. Advanced...
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    NVIDIA Announces The New Titan X

    Just out of curiosity, I haven't gone through all 11 pages yet, would the Titan X be effective for both single card 4K and single card VR. I saw on some of the demos that NVidia ran their Fun House VR program used two 1080 cards (one for physics and one for graphics). Was this primarily a...
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    NVIDIA Announces The New Titan X

    Given the new price points they have created a Niche for a 1080Ti without large price reductions (if they so desire). With the Titan positioned at $1200 and the 1080 at $600-700 they could release a Ti at $900-1000 without hurting the other two cards too much. Keeping a couple of hundred...
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    NVIDIA Announces The New Titan X

    So you are not an early adopter then. However, that doesn't make early adopters fools. If you have the money and you can put the technology to good use, why wouldn't you want to get several years enjoyment out of it rather than waiting. Also, the early adopters serve a useful purpose in the...
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    Judge Says Uber May Have Engaged In Criminal Conduct

    The judge made a comment to the effect that Uber showed poor judgement in hiring the firm to begin with. Also, when you send someone digging exclusively for dirt in order to discredit them, it is highly likely you might have told the firm to use "any means necessary". Uber's rationale for...
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    7 Reasons PC Gaming Is Not Too Hard

    The only benefit of the Alienware brand these days is its association with Dell so that you can use your Dell credit to buy a system. The boutique market is actually doing extremely well and there are plenty of laptop and desktop offerings from the various boutique makers (Falcon Northwest...
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    Gaming on 21:9 widescreen monitor

    I hadn't played in depth since making the adjustment since I was playing some other games in parallel. The items that Zepher mentioned definitely apply. However, I still like the 21:9 for exploring so I can live with the others until a modder or Bethesda gets around to fixing it.
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    Fallout Shelter PC July 2016

    I spent more hours with this game now and although it will likely not win over the non resource management gamer, it is definitely more of a complete game now than at the original launch or some of the previous updates. The slow and steady expansion is now pretty much built into the game...
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    Gaming on 21:9 widescreen monitor

    I love my 21:9 34" monitor (I have the Dell model). It runs well with my 980Ti and I love the extra width for exploration games like Fallout 4. Doing work or productivity stuff is great as I can have multiple windows across the desktop and if you are an Excel person you can have enough columns...
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    Fallout Shelter PC July 2016

    They released it on PC because their community asked them to. Kind of nice to have a company listen to their users for a change. FS is certainly a simple game and like most simulations and time/resource management games it has a bunch of "hurry up and wait" elements. There is much more depth...
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    Fallout Shelter PC July 2016

    It is the same launcher used to install the creation kit ... they have the link to the file in their twitter feed https://t.co/nsZoGvE4GF ... it might be other places as well. Unfortunately you can't migrate your vaults from other devices so you need to start your vault from scratch...
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    VRWorld: "Titan P" launching August 2016, 50%+ faster than GTX 1080.

    I would tend to agree. NVidia has profited greatly from the expanding consumer market for GPUs. However, it they suddenly go off the rails and increase prices too much, they will either lose market share or they will shrink the overall market as people go back to non-GPU configurations...
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    VRWorld: "Titan P" launching August 2016, 50%+ faster than GTX 1080.

    I would be surprised if they price too high up the scale. Anything more than $1200 and they reduce the already small market for the Titan to an incredibly small one. Besides, even the Founder's Edition 1080 wasn't an extraordinary jump in price from historic norms. If they plan to increase I...
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    Android user on ios

    You didn't specify what games you like but here are a few I have: Fallout Shelter - the first Bethesda mobile game is a real free to play title and has a number of upgrades coming in July to add substantially to the game play Fallout PIPBoy - if you are playing Fallout 4 on the PC or console...
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    Price Warriors Are Vandalizing GeForce 1080 Reviews

    For a new product launch supply and demand are usually very accurate descriptors since launch supplies can be lower than user or early adopter interest. This has resulted in the high cost of consoles, video cards, VR, and other components that didn't saturate the market at launch. This issues...
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    Half of The U.S. Subscribes To VoD Services

    I'm curious, does the 50% figure include all VOD users or just the ones who subscribe. I have 3 people (including myself) on my Netflix account currently and I have had up to 4 in the past. Are those being counted as well, since I suspect there are large numbers of people who share accounts.
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    Study: Google Fiber Could Raise Rents 11 Percent

    Not at all. as all renters know, the number and desirability of features can affect both rent and rent growth. Whether my landlord paid for the feature is irrelevant if he has the feature and others do not, or if the feature is a highly desirable one. Renting the house directly under the High...
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    Price Warriors Are Vandalizing GeForce 1080 Reviews

    Isn't the operative words there "supposed to be equal"? I haven't seen any 490 reviews yet (I thought they were still under NDA). Until AMD allows reviews or actually releases samples NVidia gets the benefits of the performance crown (one of which is they get to launch at the higher price...
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    Price Warriors Are Vandalizing GeForce 1080 Reviews

    I am curious, what is the criteria you use to assess that the 1080 is only a $400 card? It is outperforming their top of the line card which retails for over $1000 (over priced somewhat I would agree). But the top of the line video cards have been in the $500-800 range since the mid 2000's...
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    Study: Google Fiber Could Raise Rents 11 Percent

    As much as I like fast internet I have rarely based my housing selection solely on internet (as long as a reasonable minimum is available). It is the overall cost that drives my selection. I have also moved when costs go up too quickly.
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    Austin Conducting Sting Operations Against Ride-Sharing Drivers

    The government makes a lot of money off of these crimes where they can confiscate the materials related to the crime. Usually drug bust are more profitable but if you can confiscate the car and sell it at auction that is easy money for cash strapped governments.
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    Price Warriors Are Vandalizing GeForce 1080 Reviews

    I had to upgrade this year also but my PC failed in January so I couldn't wait (it was from 2008). I dropped about $4K on a new system so I am content to wait for the enhanced versions of Pascal before I upgrade. I couldn't quite afford the Titan in Jan (and the 980Ti seemed superior in some...
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    Big-Ass Phones Need To Die In A Fire

    Oh, if only phones came in multiple sizes so that you could buy the size you want. Also, people who complain about big phones are generally trying to use them as phones ... Amateurs :D
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    US Customs Wants To Collect Social Media Account Names At The Border

    So the customs lines weren't long enough already, they want to do an internet background check on you as well :confused:
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    Price Warriors Are Vandalizing GeForce 1080 Reviews

    People just don't understand supply and demand. Incidentally is there a particular reason for the rush this time. Last couple of iterations have been about bitcoin miners scarfing up supply. Are we at some critical junction for VR that everyone wants to be Veruca Salt (I Want it NOW)? I am...
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    Google Is The World's Largest Censor And Must Be Regulated

    Um ... have you actually read the Bill of Rights ... the first amendment states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble...
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    Google Is The World's Largest Censor And Must Be Regulated

    I don't see how you could control Google's ability to control their search and other results. Essentially that is an artifact of them exercising their right of free expression (Free Speech). Companies routinely "censor" stuff all the time (I can't search for sex, games, guns and ammo, and...
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    Stargate Franchise To Be Rebooted

    As long as they don't suffer a reverse Star Trek curse (odd movies ROCK while even movies BLOW) :D
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    Stargate Franchise To Be Rebooted

    I'd be more thrilled if this was the original TV series creators and not Roland Emmerich. Although I liked the original movie (especially the extended cut), I think the series took it in a different direction entirely (a good direction). Also, the ensemble cast dynamic worked so well with the...
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    Fallout 4

    Fallout 4 VR announced for 2017 :)
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    Fallout Shelter PC July 2016

    They didn't announce price but they are adding lots of new features to Fallout Shelter and bringing it to PC. Announcement at the Bethesda E3 conference. Awesome news (to me at least).
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    I finished Grim Dawn at the normal difficulty and started back in at Elite now
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    From ATI to AMD back to ATI? A Journey in Futility @ [H]

    This is not the same market as the 90's. A company that flaunts their monopoly usually ends up in one of two spots, in court (the EU is really good at this one) or with a new stronger competitor who exploited the market they ignored. For good or bad the GPU market is price segmented. There...
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