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  1. Crotan

    Activision's new anti-cheat system for COD includes kernel level driver. driver already leaked.

    Yea but everything you just said is just pissing in the wind. Old man shakes cane at clouds. Private servers and game moderation allow people to enjoy games past their intended period of profitability. Proper game moderation isn't coming back. These are corporations chasing profits...
  2. Crotan

    Activision's new anti-cheat system for COD includes kernel level driver. driver already leaked.

    Sadly, if a game is a PC multiplayer title, it needs this level of anti cheat. These games are otherwise enjoyable experiences. Warzone being free to play and having 900 million players needed this on launch. The only thing that amazes me is how long it's taking them compared to the...
  3. Crotan

    Activision Blizzard agrees to pay $18 million to settle EEOC probe

    I'm not saying they should, just that a lot of times we write about how we wish the world was. Not how it is. I wish all humans had the opportunity of work life balance, but that is seldom more than a motto in a pamphlet, seen alongside fast paced and high energy. I was just trying to...
  4. Crotan

    Activision Blizzard agrees to pay $18 million to settle EEOC probe

    I want to start by saying everything about what was going on is/was disgusting. This was clearly well beyond flirting. What was going on was abhorrent. An employee committed suicide on a company trip for fucks sake. If that doesn't give the HR department a gut check, they should all be...
  5. Crotan

    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    I really don't think it's logical leap, Apple adheres to the local laws of the countries in which they operate. If China compels Apple instead of checking against CSAM (child sexual abuse material), check against this database of dissent image hashes. I think they will. Likewise If the US...
  6. Crotan

    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    Ehh I don't know, the number of state actors that use that Pegasus spyware to monitor anybody they deem dissidents is pretty damming of our motives. Just because you would never use it that way, doesn't mean there aren't plenty of nations actively invading the privacy of their citizens. With...
  7. Crotan

    Netflix plans video game expansion

    I didn't think game streaming was actually taking off? At least with Google Stadia shuttering. They seem late to a party everyone else is already trying to leave
  8. Crotan

    Google replacing Google pay with less functional, entirely different app with same name, old service dead on April 5 (in US)

    This it’s not about trusting your wallet or phone. It’s about not being able to trust the card reader.
  9. Crotan

    EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3U Power Balancing response from ECGA_JacobF

    I'm lost, I thought the complaints were, we're supposed to be able to pull 500 Watts with FTW3 Ultra's. And even with the beta OC bios they weren't? thus reducing the OC capability. just regular OC BIOS, not the beta OC one posted in that evga thread.
  10. Crotan

    Dead EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming?

    lol thanks for this. I've been gaming on a 3090 FTW3 Ultra since November that has "red lips". Never knew such a distinction existed. And when looking this up I saw the evga forums posts where someone put googly eyes over those lips. I flashed the evga beta bios for a little while that...
  11. Crotan

    Sony removes Cyberpunk from the PS playstore

    Came here to say, I’ve been playing this on PC maxed with a 3090 at 1440p. While the performance is lackluster at times, it’s beauty makes up for it. It’s probably the most stable AAA game I’ve played recently. Hell AC:Valhalla crashed a lot throughout my 150 hours, however it more...
  12. Crotan

    Solarwinds - Supply Chain Hack

    I mean they said less ~18k customers downloaded the compromised version. They’ve only listed the federal agencies that have self reported as downloading the compromised version. So still plenty of enterprises pwned.
  13. Crotan

    Denuvo DRM Pricing Structure Specific to Crysis Remastered Leaked, over $100k for a Year

    I mean this is hard forums, and we're several generations into both camps AMD and Intel offering a significant number of cores. It sucks that Denuvo has a performance impact, whether that be load times, fps whatever, but isn't that the point of progress. We all have the systems to run all...
  14. Crotan

    Crysis Next Teased, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale FPS

    But that's probably exactly what they did. Take one look at the quarterly results of Activision Blizzard. I'm a battlefield fanboy, and really hope DICE doesn't fuck up again, but battle royale is here to stay. I'd still be curious what the breakdown between those metrics are between the...
  15. Crotan

    Asus ROG Strix 3090 = 400W GPU

    Yea I think those 1kw PSU are overkill. I only pull ~477 Watts's as read by a Belkin energy reader during a Furmark benchmark at 1440p, with a 9900k 5 GHz all core, and 2080 Ti at 130 power target. So YMMV, but I don't think I'm anywhere near needing a 1kw PSU anytime soon, even if I pick up...
  16. Crotan

    Denuvo says its new kernel-level anti-cheat driver is minimally invasive

    Right I think that was the intention of the similar use case in valorant, that probably made the competitive nature of the game a little more appropriate. When I think about competitive multiplayer games, I don't think about Doom. At least not doom from the last 15 years, maybe they want to...
  17. Crotan

    AIO liquid cooling is coming to video cards. Finally a use for that second pcie slot?

    Interesting. I like the tech, and it's true all these gigantic cases, extra space. SLI/crossfire being dead, and sounds cards no longer being relevant makes sense for this application. Why I opted for 3 slot width cooler on my 2080 Ti, nothing else there. Though my GPU actually runs cooler...
  18. Crotan

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ampere GPU to sport 4,992 CUDA cores and 12 GB of 18 Gbps VRAM

    I just looked up some 8 Ghz GDDR6 on digikey for curiosity's sake. These appear to be 512 Mb ICs vs say the 1Gb on a 2080 Ti? so no idea how that would impact the price, but still pretty cheap compared to the numbers I've seen floating around above, and give you an idea about bulk pricing when...
  19. Crotan

    Bethesda Releases New Wolfenstein: Youngblood Trailer

    So 2 player co-op? If so that seems awesome, at least that's what my take away was.
  20. Crotan

    "Back 4 Blood": Left 4 Dead Creator Announces New Co-op Zombie Game

    Huh? Left 4 dead 2 did have 4v4 PVP where one team played as zombie specials and the other humans. I loved it and put like 1500 hours into that versus mode.
  21. Crotan

    Nvidia Releases 418.91 WHQL Drivers

    I had to rollback the previous 418 driver to 417 for apex legends, otherwise it seemed like there was a 50-50 shot I would crash. I’m on a 2080ti. Since that it’s been solid no crashes, should I even bother with this release if they already know theres issues? Or are they the same issues...
  22. Crotan

    The Anti-Cheat System Is Broken in Battlefield V

    But how many of those players are rolling with squads on discord and constantly getting revived? I have a healthy K/D but it's squad play propping it up, die plenty but it'll never show on the scoreboard. Now that anybody in a squad can revive you, it's critical
  23. Crotan

    The Anti-Cheat System Is Broken in Battlefield V

    I don’t know I feel that the new TTK just has the normal solo players hurting more than usual. I play pretty much only with a squad on discord and never solo, same group of guys from past battlefields. We play nightly, and nightly there are hackusations. I can say we’ve only run into two...
  24. Crotan

    Does Adjusting Graphics Settings Lower Than the Game Allows Constitute Cheating?

    that's something that would be banned with PB screenshot evidence, back when battlefield used evenbalance's punkbuster, you'd find screenshots to the same effect. Fairfight takes screenshots, but with no custom servers or exposure of their anti cheat to the community, no idea if they would...
  25. Crotan

    Intel Introduces New 9th Gen Desktop Processors

    That’s just marketing spin that we all roll our eyes at. But I’m not going to complain if it’s slightly cheaper and slightly cooler. Everyone tries to spin off their defective yields in a lessor SKU, Intel, amd, nvidia. Nothing new.
  26. Crotan

    Battlefield V Microtransactions Coming January 2019

    I have to disagree a bit, I feel like all the latest games you rank up and unlock entirely too quickly. I associate that to the ADHD population that can’t stay focused on long achievements so developers have moved to quick unlocks/ achievements. I remember some of the awards in battlefield 2...
  27. Crotan

    Battlefield V Physical Sales Down 63% Compared to Battlefield 1

    I didn't realize people still bought physical copies of any game. I can't remember the last time I used my DVD drive. With Steam, Origin, Uplay my whole collection is digital. Hell BF2 was what 6 CD's? I never want to go through please insert disc 1 of 6 again. AAA games are usually...
  28. Crotan

    Old RTX 2080 Ti FE Meets Replacement RTX 2080 Ti FE

    Good to know they found a fix, I have the Ti ultra xc from evga, running at the crazy power target and the overclock the scan of precision X1 gave me. But it's the colder months now, we'll see how this thing handles in the summer.
  29. Crotan

    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    You're probably right. To be fair I ran my EVGA 1080 FTW at it's max power target since June 2016 though it wasn't 130%, and it ran solid under the same load only to be replaced by this EVGA 2080 Ti xc ultra. I'll back him down to see where I get.
  30. Crotan

    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    I have the Evga 2080 Ti XC ULTRA, been great in games so far, using direct display port on my main monitor. And Evga Precision X oc for more aggressive fan profiles + the 130% power target. While streaming to twitch, I usually have the broadcast and other junk on a second monitor, and I...
  31. Crotan

    Broadcom Samples World's First 200G Ethernet Controller with PCIe 4.0 and 50G PAM-4

    10 gig RJ45 nics have also come down in price significantly. Aquantia is the same company behind all of multgig asics/nics in Cisco's switches, and you could get these for $59 on black Friday. So we've come a...
  32. Crotan

    Battlefield V on PC to Include Profanity Filter

    just leaving this here for you but anyway I'm fine with it having a profanity filter, don't care either way. Currently in Battlefield on PC if there is someone really going off in chat, you have to go to their origin profile and ignore them, then you won't see any of their messages in-game...
  33. Crotan

    EA on Women in Battlefield V: Accept It, or Don’t Buy the Game

    I'm a huge battlefield fan, I don't play any other EA games since Sim Citry 3000, and everything before that was all Maxis. Guess more of a DICE fan than EA fan these days, and I don't get why people are getting up in arms about this, there have always been other titles for those that want...
  34. Crotan

    Battlefield V Follows Call of Duty Back to World War II This Year

    I'm huge battlefield fanboy. BF1 is far from my favorite of the series but I still have put 1000+ hours into it, just like I did BF2142, BF3, BF4 etc. But i also don't think I'm your typical FPS player, I see people clamoring for unlocks and customization and I've never cared for any of it...
  35. Crotan

    Rainbow Six Siege Surpasses 20 Million Players, 2.3 Million Daily Active Users

    For those interested in concurrent players, here's what the steam charts show. Would need something from Ubisoft to get a full picture, but from those that have purchased through steam, this is pretty impressive, considering BF1 peaks at what 24,000 concurrent online players these days...
  36. Crotan

    Titanfall 2 Should Have Sold Better, Dev Says

    I never picked it up, was too into battlefield MP. I might pick it up dirt cheap just for the story campaign but that's it. I have several FPS buddies that picked it up on release and were disappointed it never took off, I don't know what concurrent multiplayer count it ever reached...
  37. Crotan

    Windows 10's Share Has Grown by Just 5 Percent in a Year

    It has gained the majority share of steam users that have opted into the steam hardware survey though. So it would seem of all segments, gamers have adopted it the most.
  38. Crotan

    Steam Has 33 Million Daily and 67 Million Monthly Active Users

    I'm curious though from the EA side, EA/DICE released Bad Company 2 on steam, and at least tried. Origin as we know it today was either not there yet or still in it's infancy. But they didn't go back to the platform for Battlefield 3 or future titles etc, so I'm assuming they didn't find it...
  39. Crotan

    Destiny 2 Will Launch on PC Nearly Two Months after Consoles

    patch 1.03 uncapped FPS past 60
  40. Crotan

    Ubisoft Far Cry 5 E3 Trailer - The Father's Amazing Grace

    I don't know, I think I'll get my fix of dystopian America from wolftenstein II: The New Colossus! That trailer is looking good.