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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

    AFAIK, Valve doesn't require a developer only sell their game their platform. If they choose to, that's up to them. EPIC has a different business model, and only they know how successful that is. I'm not GSC and it's up to them to make the choice that's in their best financial interest. I'm...
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

    I'm 99% positive the guy who holds the rights and was essentially responsible for the initial sequel being canned and most of the original team leaving will have zero problem bending the knee to Epic. Steam, Uplay, EGS, shouldn't matter, but I will freely admit I hate the anti-consumer bs and...
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    Micro LED TV mass production in 2023

    I thought I was the only one still rocking a TV from that era. Those LG OLEDs were tempting but I can't justify upgrading quiet yet. Micro LED seems like the solution to everything, but I fear the price that's going to come at.
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    Artificial Intelligence Is Superseding Well-Paying Wall Street Jobs

    As serious as anyone on the internet, anyway.
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    Artificial Intelligence Is Superseding Well-Paying Wall Street Jobs

    Let's wait until AI starts putting politicians out of work, then they might consider it more seriously.
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    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced!

    Watched a couple of reviews today, it seems like it's getting a good reception in general. Was a bit disappointed to hear there is no BAP/ECM and melee didn't make it in (will we EVER see this in a MW game?) Other than that I am pleasantly surprised and hopefully will be more so once I pick it up.
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    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced!

    lol, the anti-hype for this game is depressing. Here's hoping the story mode has enough redeeming quality to make this worth picking up.
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    Black Mesa NEW Xen Trailer and update

    Yay, just in time to try out my new PC build. I bought Black Mesa years back but have been holding off until I could play it all the way through.
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    AMD CTO Mark Papermaster: More Cores Coming in the 'Era of a Slowed Moore's Law'

    Maybe we will eventually get to the point where consumer level processors have so many "spare" cores and so much fast memory that the overhead of having some kind of abstraction layer doing the work of translating single threaded code to multi-threaded will be feasible without a huge performance...
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    Gamer's Nexus reviews the RX 5700 XT Waifu edition

    Yeah, it seems like whenever some formerly niche content becomes popular, it's always the worst examples of the fandom who end up being the standard bearers. You could think of it as just another kind of fan-service though, like those special edition branded consoles or PC cases.
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    Priest Sets up Vatican Minecraft Server but Is Hit by DDoS Attacks

    In Catholic Vatican, children abuse priests!
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    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced!

    Looking better and better. I know the Atlas was just for show, but I hope in the game there will be missions where you are outgunned or have to use stealth, not just "destroy all opposition" types.
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    Chris Hook and Heather Lennon, former Radeon Staffers have left Intel

    Two out of tens of thousands (and probably hundreds in Raja's shop) doesn't sound like a house cleaning at the graphics division. Is this just routine layoffs to juice the share price or what?
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    Half Life: Alyx

    Well, you don't care. But I guess you'll probably ban me for saying so...
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    Half Life: Alyx

    If it was HL3 I would probably (ok definitely) buy the headset just for one game. For HL1.5? I will probably end up waiting for the inevitable first-person mod before I put down money.
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    Upgraded from 2500k to 3700x. Mind Blown...

    I am a quiet freak so reluctance to use the stock cooler made me hold off assembling the 3700x and mobo/ram I've collected. I am hoping one of the Noctua tower coolers goes on sale come Black Friday but damn waiting is tough... Busying myself turning my current Win 7 rig into a VM that can run...
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    Ryzen 4000 APU / Zen3 News

    Maybe they will go with a completely new naming convention for Zen 4?
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    AMD Reports 3rd Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Yeah but 3-4 years ago AMD stock was cheap because everyone was convinced they'd be out of business in a year. You gotta be a savant to pick these things. Hell, in 3-4 years from now ARM might be destroying the processor market and eating everybody's x86 lunch...
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    Which memory kit

    Buildzoid has a pretty good video on ram kits on his Youtube channel. It's somewhat long and rambling but he knows his stuff. Most likely if you're rocking a 3600 something like the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3000 cl15 would be your best bang for buck (especially if you plan to OC)
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    Aorus Elite X570+3700X: Should I go E-Die 3200 and OC or go for B-Die 3600?

    Heh, this was my thought, so I ended up buying some 3733 cl17 patriot 8gb sticks (presumably Hynix CJR). The Micron stuff was tempting but I didn't want to roll the dice on it getting to 3600 cl16. Of course now I am kicking myself because the patriot sticks aren't on the QVL for the Aorus...
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    New CPU advice

    Yeah. I wouldn't bother trying to upgrade piecemeal at this point for that reason. Future proofing is a fallacy in PC hardware anyway. But it's tough to resist the urge to not buy the bleeding edge when you've been out of the game for several years. I think if there was actually stock on the...
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    New CPU advice

    My sig rig turned 7 earlier this year, so... :)
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    New CPU advice

    I heard rumblings of B550, but I guess then you have to play the waiting game and roll the dice they will actually give you PCIE 4.0 to the x16 slot and at least one M.2 slot. I'm in that boat right now, since there's no appealing matx options for x570.
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    Athlon XP Barton for retro gaming pc?

    Is it really that hard to get retro games running on modern HW? It seems like you'd be way better off even just running Windows 98 in a VM on a modern ITX setup than physically recreating a Barton/NF2 system. Note: I have not tried this so my ignorance is probably glaring
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    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced!

    I heard due to the lack of an online component the weapon balance will be much different (maybe closer to classic tabletop values) which hopefully is an improvement over MWO. No idea how they're handling customization but I assume no omnimechs = no mechlab due to the timeline and being an IS...
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    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced!

    None of the post-Activision games grabbed me that way, but I'd settle for it being a MW4 level timesuck at this point.
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    AMD CEO Lisa Su rumored to leave, eyeing CEO role at IBM

    I tend not to believe this mainly because from the looks of things AMD is set to continue making gains and curbstomping Intel for at least the next year. Why would you leave now-ish when you can basically ride the share price by doing nothing and look like even more of a genius? Obviously you...
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    ASUS unveils custom RX 5700 STRIX

    I've been out of the game for a while, but damn, aren't those pretty huge for midrange cards?
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    Twitch Relents And Allows Breastfeeding On Stream Amid Controversy

    I like how breastfeeding on Twitch can either be poorly veiled sexual content or a natural part of child-rearing, but not both simultaneously. If only all of life was so cut and dried.
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    Rumor - New Ryzen 3900, 3700, and 3500

    I don't really get AMD's strategy. Saturating price points with CPUs that don't really differentiate themselves by performance.
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    Ryzen 3600X Tested Tight Ram Timings 2133/2400/2933/3200/3733/4000/4200

    I assume these tests are more for people upgrading only the cpu to a ryzen 3000 series... Would there be much expected difference on an X570 board, or is this generally expected to hold consistent?
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    Intel has moved a step closer to commercial neuromorphic computing

    Eighit million neurons is what, a zebrafish brain, according to Wikipedia? I think given the limits of fabrication process it might be a while before we get anything with a useful amount of brainpower simulated. Something tells me AMD is not losing their shit over this.
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    3700X vs 3800X

    Yeah I really got into PC building when AMD Barton overclocking was all the rage. But I haven't really been a serious OC'er for a while. So PBO is a godsend for me. Will probably have to wait for reviews to find out which of the 3700/3800 fares better if you don't want to really get in there...
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    3700X vs 3800X

    I thought AM4 was only guaranteed support out to 2020? Seems if you are going to buy now, you might as well spend the extra $$$ for 12 cores up front, than wait for sales or early adopters to dump theirs on the market to buy Zen 3 (or whatever it's called). At least I'm going by my own buying...
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    MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced!

    Don't really understand this calculus. The Epic marketplace must shrink the potential pool of customers much more than the extra percentage of revenue Epic lets them keep vs Steam Mechwarrior used to be a marquee brand that probably had enough hardcore fans who would buy it regardless of the...
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    Begun the GPU pricing wars have? AMD to lower Navi prices

    I wouldn't say Navi is irrelevant if 5700XT gets me comparable performance to a RTX 2070 Super for $100USD less. What am I missing?
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    New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 details surfaced!!!

    I haven't built a new computer in like 6 years but the prospect of a STALKER 2 is pretty much singlehandedly renewing my interest in PC gaming. Too bad the game isn't scheduled to be out before 2021, there's a lot of renewed interest in Chernobyl from the miniseries which could have been cashed...
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    Microsoft enters bodywash market

    XBox is mainstream to the point where its core audience may as well be Axe spraying dudebros. Now if you're selling PC Gamer bodywash for that new PCB smell, that's another story...
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