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    Overwatch 2 - Official Thread

    This was a big reason why I never bought an ultrawide monitor. As a former TF2 junkie, I moved to OW hoping for a "spiritual successor" to TF2 and it quickly became clear that Blizzard was not going to support 21:9 properly. So many nice monitors, but since OW happens to the main game that I...
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    Popcorn moments in NFTs: Spotify Edition

    It looks like a leprechaun to me - all you gotta do is look up in the tree!
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    Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

    Been watching them mismanage all the Blizzard IP's for years so I'm pretty excited to see what happens moving forward.
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    GPU MSRP is Not Meaningless @ HardOCP.com

    I missed the first couple of these blog posts but any return of [H] is more than welcome!
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    Earth's Black Box Climate Warning Box for Future Generations to Study.

    https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2616/core-questions-an-introduction-to-ice-cores/
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    GTC November 2021 Keynote with NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

    Well in your first comment you said "I honestly feel that society would be better off if we were to just scrap any effort at AI/Machine learning" yet here you can envision how it could be useful. Why would you expect machine learning to be perfect when it's still early in development and the...
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    GTC November 2021 Keynote with NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang

    I think the most exciting uses will be in medicine. Being able to feed an enormous amount of test results (CT scans, blood tests, x-rays, DNA, etc.) into a machine learning program and discovering a new link that would otherwise have been missed is going to provide medical breakthroughs where we...
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    Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster

    I've been waiting for FFVI so at this rate it seems like we'll see it in January? I wonder if they'll try to get it out for the Xmas shopping season.
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    Path of Exile: Scourge

    Haven't played PoE for a while but this expansion is looking good! Think I'll be giving it a go on October 22nd when it launches. Lots of fundamental changes including the passive skill tree, end game, guilds, skills and more to go along with the pretty demonic looking challenge league:
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    He's pretty tough, but in case you aren't aware you can purchase thawing potions in town to help you/your merc with cold res.
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Yeah, a merc with Insight is probably the biggest QOL buff you can give yourself. I decided to roll a Blade Fury Assassin and can't seem to find a decent weapon, so it's slow goin' right now.
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    So what you're telling me is that I just spent all my luck by Act 5 normal... I'm currently in A1 nightmare and still wearing Arctic gloves/belt so I'm hoping for some drops soon. One thing that is really awesome is revamped gambling system: now you can just refresh until you see an item you...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Well the interesting thing is that, as far as I know, this type of find was not possible on the original version. I was expecting it to be an Angelic set ammy or something, not a lvl 67 amulet from a sub-lvl 30 zone. So does this mean that the drop rates have been tweaked? Time to farm!
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    I just had my first WHAAAT moment when I found a Tals ammy in A5 normal:
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    The reality is that if you want to replay/relive the D2 experience without playing at 800x600 and running a 20 year old client then this is the way to do it. The other ARPGs have all been around long enough that no one cares about the "which one is better" debate anymore, which we only really...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Yup, next to the game version in the Battle.net application you can select the other regions. I couldn't get a game in NA but didn't know about the region selection thing...played just fine on EU.
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Damn, was planning to play with a buddy but he is still using a GTX 580 and apparently the game will literally not launch saying he's below the minimum requirements. He's on Win10 and latest drivers. :(
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Well the amount of real money trading (RMT) that went on in D2 is what led to Blizzard implementing the Real Money Auction House in D3, and I'm sure there are plenty of item sellers rubbing their hands together right now in anticipation of returning to the glory days. Where there is potential...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Wouldn't bother me either, but my point was more about how the mass availability of those powerful items (runes, runewords, annihilus charms, etc.) greatly shaped how a lot of people viewed the game, and I've seen tons of both positive and negative opinions in that regard. Personally, the best...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    What I'm interested to see (mainly from an online perspective) is whether the game will be botted and, if so, to what extent. A lot of people think of D2 and think of Hammerdins teleporting around wearing Enigmas and just cheesing through the game, but a lot of that stuff relied upon high runes...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Not really sure that there's a good way to answer this question; both are good ARPGs that play very differently. D2 set the tone for the entire genre and D2R is, so far, just a facelift/QOL update to that same game. D2R's nostalgia value is likely through the roof for most players, while Grim...
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    Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster

    I'm waiting for FFVI (FFIII in NA), which was the first RPG I played back on the SNES, but I don't think there's a release date yet. Played the hell out of that game. I played FFIV (FFII in NA) afterward but I don't recall actually finishing it.
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    It may just be desync occurring, like when you path your character near an object (around a corner, through a doorway, through a bunch of enemies, etc.) and there is a disagreement between your client and the server regarding what actually occurred - namely whether you successfully pathed...
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    AMD 5900X with AMD wraith Prism temps

    Yep, that's the plan. I just wasn't expecting the behavior at all and they were driving me mad to start with so I wanted them out while I researched what was causing all the fluctuations. Just having "ASUS GameFirst" installed wasn't allowing the CPU to rest at all, for instance.
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    AMD 5900X with AMD wraith Prism temps

    I just got my 5950X over the weekend and have been kinda puzzled by the temperature behavior so far. E.g. It will idle around 41C, then I open a random program and it jumps to 60C for a brief moment before settling back down again. I did some video rendering in Davinci Resolve and it was in...
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    Computer in separate room (suggestions welcome)

    I'm considering moving my PC to a different room from my desk and I thought I'd check with [H] to see if anyone had any wisdom or suggestions for such a project. Longest required cable run would probably be about 14'-15'; I have 12+ devices that will require USB connections, plus 2 monitors...
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    Intel introduces new high-performance graphics brand: Arc

    Some of the suggestions here sound downright ridiculous considering the circumstances. A company with no track record of producing good GPUs or supporting said GPUs is going to have a lot to prove before demanding Nvidia or AMD pricing. Until we see actual reviews there is absolutely no reason...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    I guess what I meant was that, while the graphics certainly are much smoother, there's an element of desync that I wasn't expecting to still be there with a modern back-end. So while the graphics are pretty and the animations are great, the actual smoothness related to player actions feels as...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    I just played through Act 1 up to Andariel and I agree the visuals and QOL stuff like bigger/shared stash and auto gold pickup are really nice. I'm not sure that I would agree that the game actually feels smoother though; it honestly feels exactly like the old game engine with a facelift. So I...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Birds?! In my Diablo 2?! :ROFLMAO:
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Early access to the beta for pre-orders begins today at 10 AM PDT/1 PM ET! 5 classes and 2 acts will be available for testing so this should be really interesting. I must cleanse this wilderness...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    I'm curious why they committed to TCP/IP at all given that all these same conversations happened when they launched D3. They would have known 100% that such a sought-after feature could not be "quietly removed" later without an uproar, and none of their policies from the past decade would...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Got the early access beta notification email last night and I'm excited! Don't generally pre-order anything anymore but for D2 I made an exception. I regularly played D2 until sometime into 2008 IIRC, and the main reasons I stopped were because the game wasn't being supported and it just became...
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    Windows Sonic for Headphones: better on or off?

    Late to this topic but recently I've been using Windows Sonic while playing Overwatch. The odd thing is that OW has Dolby Atmos for Headphones as an option and it says to disable stuff like Windows Sonic, CMSS-3D, etc. However, the positional sound in OW has been pretty bad for a while even...
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    Sixteen Years Old, $1.7 Million in Revenue: Max Hits It Big as a Pandemic Reseller

    I actually just thought it was a mild opportunity to poke fun at the absolute nonsense that is/was trickle-down economics, even if the person I responded to was being facetious. When unscrupulous activities are not only allowed but championed at both the government and commercial levels there...
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    Sixteen Years Old, $1.7 Million in Revenue: Max Hits It Big as a Pandemic Reseller

    We were promised trickle down economics. Now we see what has actually trickled down.
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    I know this is likely for laptop/tablet users, but have you ever tried finding a nice touchscreen for your desktop? There's like 4 models total that are over 22" and not intended for POS. I figured it would be a fun niche thing to have for a monitor as part of a music workstation, but anything...
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    Facebook announces ads in Oculus Headset

    Definitely a bad look if prospective VR buyers are suddenly put off making the purchase altogether. I think everyone here has probably bought something tech-related only to discover some sort of issue after the fact that didn't come up during their initial research (usually some sort of bizarre...
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    Diablo II Resurrected: Offical Thread

    Well I'm generally against preordering games these days but that trailer looks amazing and it comes with early open beta access (probably like 24 hours early lol). A September release date is a really pleasant surprise I must say.
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