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    21:9 Monitor over 29"?

    Having owned Eyefinity and Surround setups, I really miss the ultra widescreen format. However, there are so many drawbacks (stuttering, tearing, sync issues) that it's hard to recommend them for fast paced gaming. It's impossible to go back from 120Hz Lightboost. I really want a 21:9...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Me too. The price/performance is just not cutting it for an upgrade. 680 at release = £450. 780 available today = £550. That's almost 25% price hike for 30-35% performance increase....
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    Camelot Unchained - New MMO Kickstarter Project

    Agreed. It's worth supporting to see what they will come up with anyway. DAoC came out of a tiny team making a niche game so I was willing to give them some cash, although I'm not overly optimistic. I went for the 110 dollars option.
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    Camelot Unchained - New MMO Kickstarter Project

    Warhammer Online was terrible. So much so that I lost all faith in Mark Jacobs. I loved DAoC. Looking into the details of Matt Firor's project, Elder Scrolls Online, he's basically making Dark Age of Camelot, but with a massive budget and well known IP. Guild Wars 2 has done its best to...
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    Interesting data on Crossfire vs SLI

    I had Crossfire Eyefinity right out of the gate and always felt there were horrible issues with smoothness that went beyond framerates. Switching to SLI was night and day. I would be very reluctant to touch Eyefinity or Crossfire again without seeing it first-hand.
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    Battlefield 3 General Discussion Thread

    Very much so! http://www.team-des-fra.fr/CoM/bf3.php?PHPSESSID=a7ed092b92b584ad507f63bc9e146157&p=GohanSamaA
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    Revolutionizing Fantasy MMORPG

    Ditch the contrived theme parks and go back to making ONLINE WORLDS again. MMOs started off as really great niche products and it all went downhill when WOW made a shit-ton of money. Even ignoring the online world aspect and looking at the gaming aspects of the older games they were SO much...
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    Doctors Say They Can Prevent PTSD With Tetris

    Ass whuppin = punishment Carrot on stick = reinforcement Positive reinforcement is superior to punishment in terms of changing behaviour.
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    Doctors Say They Can Prevent PTSD With Tetris

    Their interpretation of the results is worrying though. This suggests that playing games prevents you from correctly storing memories hours later. If you go and experience a day's worth of shit and then go home and play games for hours then you could be hampering your brains ability to...
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    AMD Catalyst 12.2 Are Now Available

    The Eyefinity marketing chap said this was 'coming soon' back when I bought into Eyefinity as an early adopter of a 5970.... Make good on your promises and maybe you'll lose fewer customers to other, better implemented triple-screen solutions.
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    which headphone? $100~ish ($150 max)

    Brilliant, thanks for the info.
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    which headphone? $100~ish ($150 max)

    Just out of interest, what level of headphones can a Titanium HD soundcard drive? The specs mention 330 ohms but what is a realistic max that you would use on this soundcard? Can you add an AMP between the soundcard and the headphones and still keep things like CMSS3D intact? Are there...
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    43,000+ Gamers Call For Communication From Valve

    Assuming they surprise everyone and release, I don't know, say.. tomorrow morning. Then what would all these baying fans be doing by tomorrow evening? Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed all the half life games but Episodes 1 and 2 were bite sized, linear, story-based games with no re-playability...
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    Apple Invents Solution To Foxconn Suicide Epidemic

    Cheap digs at Apple through 'comedy' sketches about people that killed themselves. I mean.. really? That's an all time low [H].
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    Is Old Republic the Most Expensive Video Game Ever?

    200 million dollars? How? I gave up after 20 hours of running around cut and paste corridors spraying gravel at legions of robots and indistinguishable humanoids. Apart from the voice acting and the party conversations it was one of the most boring MMOs I've played. If it wasn't Star Wars it...
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    Why No One Is Buying 3D TVs

    I just upgraded my TV but not because of 3D. It's a Samsung 55" D8000 that happens to come with 3D and so we tried out some Blu-Ray content. It's hit and miss but when it gets it right it's very impressive. The stuff that's actually filmed with 3D cameras (i.e. some films, concerts and porn...
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    BF3 64 player MP CPU benchmarks!

    This. If you're after a consistent 60fps then you'll be fine with a relatively old quad at stock in BF3. My i7 920 is still at stock speed and I haven't needed to overlclock it. FRAPS says 60 for me. I have 580SLI and I'm waiting for faster GPU's to increase my resolution from 4040x720 to...
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    Is there any rumor of the successor of the GTX580?

    We need them fast. BF3 is humbling our systems and I needs me some ULTRA surround settings.
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    Has BF3 changed the perception that gameplay trumps graphics?

    Gameplay and great graphics are not mutually exclusive and there is no reason when we're paying 30-40 quid for a game that we shouldn't be demanding both.
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    Nvidia.... three monitors..

    You'll want a second one if you plan on playing at 5760x1080. I have two 580's and have been using a single screen for all of this Christmas' games. I'm waiting on the next gen of nVidia cards so I can go back to Surround again. I haven't even bought Skyrim as I want to wait to play it...
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    Need for Speed: The Run Sucks

    I loved Hot Pursuit, although I wasn't a big fan of the cops/racers stuff. I just enjoyed the racing or technical challenges without any gadgets. Shuffling to that Benny Benassi track and hitting the coastal route in a Lamborghini, all in nVidia surround with a G27: absolute bliss. There's...
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    $30k iPhone Speakers

    The term would be 'person with a learning disability' but the point he was making is that you shouldn't be describing that population using pejorative terms or as a vehicle for news headline comedy, especially on a professional website.
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    Batman: Arkham City Gameplay Performance and IQ Review @ [H]

    The out-of-the-box surround support is very nice indeed. I played through the campaign on 580SLI, DX9, everything on full, 6060x1080 and fps sits pretty at 60fps. It was a joy. EDIT: Actually there was one location, Two-Face's Courtroom, that had framerate issues for no apparent reason that I...
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    Batman: Arkham City Performance Preview @ [H]

    Yep. I'm downloading it and have been waiting very patiently when I could have been playing in on a console on a 55" TV and home cinema sound. Do I play on nVidia 2D Surround now or wait and see? I don't think I have any patience left, I've been waiting for this game since Batman:AA blew my mind.
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    Corsair Modular PSU interchangable? Series question also

    Similarly, I have a HX1000 and I'm wanting to upgrade to a Gold AX1200. Are those cables compatible?
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    Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Performance and IQ Review @ [H]

    Well I was loving the Surround patch but it crashes a lot. I've crashed three times tonight, which doesn't happen in single screen mode. Back to 1920x1080 I go! I hope they don't take a year to patch out the Surround crashing like they did with BC2. :( EDIT: Was fine for hours last night but...
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    Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Performance and IQ Review @ [H]

    I agree. I've always thought [H] was 30fps too low but that's ok, image quality is subjective and you can just extrapolate from the results that are on show. I find [H] also favours extreme resolutions with extreme levels of AA so I just knock it down to levels I find reasonable and that gives...
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    Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Performance and IQ Review @ [H]

    Great review Kyle. Since yesterday's patch with the Eyefinity/Surround fixes, BF3 makes me want the next gen of GPU now. Running Surround with everything on Ultra and trying to keep framerates at 60fps is challenging for 580SLI. I had to drop to 3x720p for maximum eye candy at silky...
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    Need for Speed: The Run Sucks

    The game is awful. It runs like ass on a G27 and I ended up playing on a 360 pad instead, which it's clearly designed for. BTW, If you're unlucky enough to have pre-ordered this on Origin in Europe then you can unlock it with a Korean VPN as it launched there yesterday around 3pm GMT.
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    Need for Speed: The Run - Performance and IQ @ [H]

    This game is pretty awfulin general but there is a glaring (literally) bug that prevents you from playing at Surround resolutions on some courses. The Frostbite 2 engine suffers from GIANT LENS FLARE at nVidia Surround resolutions. BF3 does this as well. So I got to the final 2 miles of The...
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    Bought bf3 and mw3 some thoughts

    LOVED MW2 campaign. Some of the set pieces with the Hans Zimmer soundtrack were fantastic. The entire 'Gulag' level was spectacular as well from start to finish. I hated the mulitplayer and hated the BLOPS campaign. I'm a bit wary about MW3 as I'm not sure who's even made the thing or whether...
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    Open World MMO's?

    Rift is a linear treadmill from 1 to 50. There's nothing open about it. You literally travel along a single road from quest hub to quest hub. Well, a couple of the zones are a circuit and not a single road but it's the same deal. I miss the MMOs that really were open plan, where you had to...
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    Modern Warfare 3 The Vet and the Noob Trailer

    I don't think BF3 would have a trailer as tacky as this nonsense. The live action trailer for BF3 was classy as fuck.
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    Battlefield 3 General Discussion Thread

    Agreed. Just because there is some shitty campaign that takes place in Iran and Paris we shouldn't be restricted to maps from those locations.
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    BF3 Menu and Hud non functional with NV Surround

    Set the in-game resolution to your desktop resolution. Even once you get everything working, with a centralised HUD there are still some Surround bugs that make multiplayer unplayable. The nametags disappear a lot of the time and are distorted when they do appear. Also the lens flare and...
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    Uh, how do I play BF3.

    A: It's shit B: It's 5 hours long, tops. C: You are are scraping the barrel trying to find a source of drama.
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    Uh, how do I play BF3.

    Me too. I have to question the sanity of people comparing installing a browser plug-in to sitting on a dildo.
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