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    Mice, on good discounts: Redragon M720, Redragon M908, HyperX Pulsefire Raid - Canada and US

    I hadn't checked out Glorious. I have now. It could be a good option. I'm really into the ring and little finger rests on the Redragon. I've been wanting that ever since I got my first Logitech G402, probably many years ago now. I see some select Amazon reviews for the Redragon in which people...
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    Mice, on good discounts: Redragon M720, Redragon M908, HyperX Pulsefire Raid - Canada and US

    I was just looking at gaming mice, hoping to find something to replace my Logitech G402 with, and I might have struck gold, finding a mouse that addresses what I dislike about the G402, and while also being on significant sale. The G402's low profile and lack of support for the ring and little...
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    Questions about Corsair RMX PSUs, and PSUs in general

    Might the RTX 4000 or 5000 series require a 12VHPWR connector, and would a GPU that takes one not be functional with a PSU that doesn't have that connector? Like the current-style pins can't fit into that connector and just operate without the power capabilities-reporting pins? I don't really...
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    Questions about Corsair RMX PSUs, and PSUs in general

    So, EVGA Supernova 1000 G6, or Corsair RMx 1000? They're both on sale right now, at all the stores I've looked at. $189 CAD for the Corsair RMx, $179 for the EVGA Supernova G6. They seem to be neck-to-neck in reviews. I'm in a 120v region, which makes the EVGA more palatable, as, apparently...
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    Questions about Corsair RMX PSUs, and PSUs in general

    There's a 2021 version of the 1000 watt RMX, and a newer one, presumably 2022. The 2021 version is being price-dumped pretty hard right now. 2021 one: https://www.amazon.ca/CORSAIR-SeriesTM-RM1000x-Modular-Supply/dp/B08R5PH1VY/ Newer one...
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    The RTX 4080 is rumoured to have a TDP of 450 watts. I hope I can get by with 850 watts. I would prefer to have some decent headroom. I don't feel like spending another $250 CAD for another PSU, though.
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    Should an 850 watt PSU be good enough for a Zen 4 CPU of comparable SKU-tier to Zen 3's the 5800x and an RTX 4080? Other specs of this hypothetical PC would include an X670 mobo, 64 GB of DDR5 RAM, and 5 storage drives. And perhaps an upgrade to a 3D V-cache CPU when they release. I bought a...
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    Duke Nukem Forever (2001)

    I think getting the source code for this is pretty cool and has historical value, since it runs on a modified / upgraded version of UE1 and Epic hasn't released Unreal / UE1's source. I wonder if it holds any prospects for people wanting to modify other UE1 games.
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    WD/Kioxia lose 6.5 exabytes of NAND

    Also, in front of Raptor Lake's and Zen 4's releases, when people will be splurging on storage for new PC builds.
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    Starfield release date officially announced.

    I think the release date was announced with Bethesda's June, 2021 E3 trailer for Starfield, which it shows at the end of.
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    Phil Spencer, Microsoft's Executive VP of Gaming, advocates for game preservation

    I don't think that Nintendo is the gold standard when it comes to emulation. Their Canoe emulator, which is what the SNES Classic uses by default, isn't that great. It's good, it's not great. It has more input lag than other emulators, and it has some sloppy sound emulation (sounds not playing...
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    Phil Spencer, Microsoft's Executive VP of Gaming, advocates for game preservation

    Microsoft gaming chief calls for industry-wide game preservation Microsoft's Phil Spencer Wants the Gaming Industry to Embrace Game Preservation Through Emulation Why modern consoles can’t just “run any… older executable” I really like this quote: "I think in the end, if we said, 'Hey...
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    Rockstar's most recent update to the Steam version of L.A. Noire added online-only DRM.

    They're a shit company, run by greedy, mindless psychopaths. And with the GTA remasters together with these moves, it seems like they've followed BioWare, DICE, Bethesda, and Blizzard in suiciding their reputation.
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    Vicarious Visions to drop its name and fully merge with Blizzard

    Blizzard is needing a lot of new developers because of how many left the studio in recent years. They've been gutted. I think a lot of Blizzard worked on D2R. Diablo 4 was put on hold so the people working on it could instead focus on D2R after the team originally designated to make D2R was...
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    The core i9 12900K used 2.3x power than the Ryzen 5950x in official benchmark

    Don't forget that Alder Lake doesn't work with existing versions of some DRM (like Denuvo) and so you won't be able to play a bunch of games with it unless developers update the DRM. I'll be skipping Alder Lake. Wish Zen 4 would get here sooner, though.
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    The EU's Court of Justice rules people are entitled to repair their purchased software, and may decompile it in order to do so

    The EU and Australia's highest courts have said people do own their software - even when a publisher claims it is merely licensed. And the US Supreme Court has opined that the first-sale doctrine necessarily must apply to software. But owning an instance of a copyrighted work doesn't give a...
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    The EU's Court of Justice rules people are entitled to repair their purchased software, and may decompile it in order to do so

    The European Union's highest court ruled on October 6 that people may decompile their software if necessary to fix its intended function. The Court of Justice previously, in 2012, ruled that people own the specific copies of software that they purchase: "the copyright holder transfers the...
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    Blizzard Announces Diablo 2: Resurrected

    Arcygenical's comment would be about classic D2, as the remaster hasn't been released for a month yet. I suspect Blizzard's reasoning would be that they are using the lure of people preserving their characters to keep them returning to the game and Blizzard's client and services. Setting a...
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    Blizzard Announces Diablo 2: Resurrected

    Seems sleazy to me that Blizzard deletes D2 accounts and characters after a period of inactivity. Looks like you need to log in only once every 3 months, though. https://eu.battle.net/support/en/article/131994
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    Prime Gaming - Starwars Squadron

    See my above post. You can get it with the free Prime trial which you can use once every 12 months.
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    Prime Gaming - Starwars Squadron

    Amazon lets a person have a 30-day Prime trial either once every 12 months. So, even if a person doesn't have a Prime subscription, they might be able to get the game with the free Prime trial. I just tested it and got Star Wars: Squadrons with the Prime free trail!
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    Huawei's Meng Wangzhou leaves Canada and returns to China as US charges dropped

    That goes both ways, in this case. Shown both in Trump using Huawei as a bargaining chip for US-China trade deals, and that when the charges were dropped, Meng was allowed to maintain her Not Guilty plea - which means she doesn't admit to any legal wrongdoing and the US accepted that in agreeing...
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    Blizzard Announces Diablo 2: Resurrected

    I thought it was mentioned that Blizzard are keeping the original Diablo II available alongside D2R. But I just bought D2R and the original D2 is no longer in my Blizzard client, and there's no option to install or play regular D2 in the new D2R game page. Though, maybe the original D2 was...
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    Blizzard Announces Diablo 2: Resurrected

    People don't need to have access to Blizzard's code to know that the endless possibilities 1s and 0s afford means it's entirely possible to make offline accounts that will work over TCP/IP but not with Battle.net, while having separate online accounts that will work with Battle.net.
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    Huawei's Meng Wangzhou leaves Canada and returns to China as US charges dropped

    Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, detained in China almost 3 years, now on plane home Guess it was part of the deal.
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    Huawei's Meng Wangzhou leaves Canada and returns to China as US charges dropped

    Meng Wangzhou believed to have left Canada after B.C. court drops extradition case Huawei executive to be freed after deal with US prosecutors I wonder if the case being dropped will lead to the two Canadians held in China on espionage charges being released. I also wonder if this might...
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    Steam Turns 18 YO Today - Rolled Out: Sept. 12 2003

    I was initially opposed to the idea of downloading games or activating them to an online account. But I registered a Steam account so that I could play Half-Life 2.
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    Court issues permanent injunction in Epic v. Apple case

    The USD value compared to the CAD crashed in 2008 due to the subprime mortgage financial crisis, but it was up again by 2009. Then it dipped below the CAD for only brief periods of time in 2011, 2012, and 2013. But before 2008 and since 2013, it's been quite high against the CAD. In 2002, 1 USD...
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    Court issues permanent injunction in Epic v. Apple case

    From the 1990s to maybe around 2009, give or take a couple of years, big-title PC games in Canada were generally $50. Then they were increased to $60. And now they're $80. But 16-bit console games at Toys 'R' Us had crazy prices.
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    Court issues permanent injunction in Epic v. Apple case

    Someone in response to his Twitter post there says: https://twitter.com/MishaTarkus/status/1436415421519994889 "I believe this might be a misinterpretation of the relevant passage. It is referring to Sweeney's belief that there should be no commission on Apple's own IAP service, and this can be...
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    Court issues permanent injunction in Epic v. Apple case

    I think there's far too much focus on the personal loss for EG, which is that they don't get Fortnite reinstated on the iOS app store, and not enough attention to how huge a win this is for all developers who aren't EG. Epic delivered a massive win for developers. They just might not get to...
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    Court issues permanent injunction in Epic v. Apple case

    I think the most people, including Tim Sweeney, are understating the significance of the injunction against Apple that will ensure developers can direct customers to alternate payment systems. I see that injunction as a very notable opening and advantage for all developers. Major win for Epic...
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    PlayStation Showcase 2021

    This showcase looks like good news for the PC, as well. These games (and some other less notable ones) are also releasing on PC: KotOR remake Project EVE Forspoken Rainbow Six: Extraction Ghostwire Tokyo Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt Deathloop Uncharted...
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    3dfx Making a Comeback?

    My guess is that the 3DFX Twitter account is made by the same people who recently made the Interplay Entertainment account and similarly announced they were relaunching the company. Then their account was deleted. This 3DFX account looks like the same thing...
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    Rounded corners on their own don't make Windows look good. And those look a bit too rounded. Give us the Windows Vista look back. I said so when they first claimed it would be. Pretty obvious that MS' claim could've only been marketing BS. Unless Win 10 was somehow the pinnacle of all software...
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    Which should I get: Samsung Galaxy S10, Pixel 4A 5G, or something else?

    It's possible to find a good price on a like-new Samsung S20FE. I might consider one of those. But one thing that bugs me about the Samsung phones is the camera's over-saturation. I think it looks ridiculous and loses complexity colour shades and scene depth. And while it might make for some fun...
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    Which should I get: Samsung Galaxy S10, Pixel 4A 5G, or something else?

    These phones go for $400 - $500 CAD used (someone only used for a few months), and I'm looking for a like-new second-hand phone in this price range. I don't follow phone news, and I wonder what people recommend. With my phone, I text, do a small bit of browsing, take photos, record audio, some...
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    EA Frostbite engine and FIFA 2021 source code allegedly stolen in hack

    I felt bad for CDPR when this happened to them. I feel much less so regarding it happening to EA. And I might be slightly satisfied if it happened to Ubisoft.
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    Battlefield 2042 live reveal today

    At the end, the video says the gameplay reveal is June 13th. Only 4 days to wait.
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    Battlefield 2042 live reveal today

    2042!!! That's cool! It's not a 2142 sequel, but it's leaning slightly into that idea. By the way, just about all the maps I saw in the trailer are obviously playing on themes for Bf3 and Bf4 maps. A list of their Bf3 / Bf4 counterparts can be named. I was pretty unhappy when I saw the very...
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