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    Call of Duty Ghosts Multiplayer reveal on Twitch.tv

    Probably an unpopular opinion, but I think I'm actually looking forward to GoD:G. My first gut reaction on seeing multiplayer gameplay was that the "feel" of the game seems quite similar to Modern Warfare 2, and that is a good thing. CoD deserves and earns many complaints, but it caters well...
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    Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Games

    Some game companies primarily make games. Some game companies primarily make engines, and then mostly make games to showcase the engines so that other game companies can get excited. Both iD and Epic fall into the latter category. There's nothing wrong with that business model, especially...
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    If Steve Jobs Were Alive, He Would Fire Tim Cook

    Jobs *is* the modern-day Edison, and there's no way Edison would be insulted if he were alive to hear it, so why should anyone else think it's an insult? Both Jobs and Edison were brilliant businessmen and entrepreneurs, neither was really an inventor or a creator. They took the ideas of...
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    Im an Apple hater and i bought an iPhone (AKA how the bionic turned me off android)

    It's funny, the OP just bought an iPhone and loves it. I just switched from 3+ years of iPhone ownership to a Galaxy S3 and couldn't be happier. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. As it stands right now, the iPhone 5 is the best handset on the market from a hardware perspective...
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    The Official Borderlands 2 Thread

    Agree completely with complaint #1. The respawn animation takes too long and should be skippable. For point 2... I don't mind the black market. They have 2 problems they need to address: 1) New mechanism for obtaining backpack SDU upgrades to keep game from feeling too identical to...
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    Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse

    I've found myself moderately annoyed by this issue, but overall I've been happy enough with the mouse that it hasn't been a dealbreaker for me. I've gotten in the habit of only putting infrequently used binds and/or binds used when standing still in games on G-shift. Sure, it blunts one of...
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    BioWare Co-Founders Retire

    Not sure about a non-compete, but there was probably some clause in the contract that gave them a big pile of stock or something if they stuck around long enough. Rarely ever is a non-compete that long going to stand up in court anyway... with relatively little investment the docs could get...
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    Official [H] Star Wars:The Old Republic Thread

    All of the class adjustments implemented or commented on thus far have been very targeted. Operative is overpowered in PvP because it's both a very good group utility class (due to healing) and can also effectively "one shot" opponents in 1v1 duels by using an ability that causes a knockdown...
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    Is Old Republic the Most Expensive Video Game Ever?

    So one little question... other than analyst estimates, where's the data to indicate how much EA/Bioware actually spent developing TOR? So far as I know, the actual figures have not been released and everyone is just making their best guesstimate. The $200M number seems to come from an LA...
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    Which Cherry MK switches for typing/gaming

    If you're seriously looking at the BWU, see if you can find a Ducky 9008 Shining. That's what I went with, and I can't imagine getting a Razer product instead.
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    Which Cherry MK switches for typing/gaming

    The issue you might find, upon further reflection, is a lack of mechanicals with macro keys and brown switches. If you don't use macros, it's not a problem, obviously, but it seems like there are a lot of people who swear by them. If you need them, your options end up fairly limited. Corsair...
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    The Great Keyboard N-Key Rollover (NKRO) Test/Round-up

    the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog Ducky 9008, lshift + rshift + capslock, USB.
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    Das Keyboard Professional OR Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, which is better?

    For anyone who plays FPS games (hell, any online game, really) regularly, 2KRO should be a deal killer. An easy example that would remove the BWU from contention for me is playing a multiplayer FPS and having to evade in 2 or 3 dimensions and hit the reload key at the same time. Having any of...
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    7970 pricing ....

    What incentive is there to focus on being 75-100% faster for gaming, versus massively increasing compute performance? Most PC games these days are badly-done console ports using primarily DX9 render paths (with a few exceptions). Margins on even top-end gaming parts pale in comparison to...
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    Switch from G500 to Razer Imperator for gaming?

    Why not just rebind middle click to something else? I can't remember the last time I used it for anything, because it's less convenient than having whatever function that was supposed to be there on a side mouse button or the keyboard.
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    Das Keyboard Professional OR Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, which is better?

    Das is probably popular due to being recommended on most of the mechanical keyboard guides out there, and being easier to find than some of the other options. The Duckys, Filcos, Leopolds, etc. of the world may often be better, but it's always more of an adventure to find them. Backlit...
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    Official [H] Star Wars:The Old Republic Thread

    So just a couple notes... 1) WoW is lauded as the gold standard of MMOs, and it had as bad or worse issues with queuing when it was first launched. It's hardly a unique situation, and as bad as queuing is, it beats the pants off unplayably horrific lag or server crashes due to overloading. 2)...
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    Das Keyboard Professional OR Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, which is better?

    I'd like you to meet my friend the logical fallacy. You two will get along great. You assume that the average consumer does any research to speak of, or even fully appreciates what their options are. If you go into a brick and mortar store, you pretty much get two choices for "gamer" gear -...
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    Post your Mouse and Keyboard pics

    Diggin' the cherry browns. Really wish there were better key cap options for backlit. Next step: better mouse surface. Thinking a Ratpadz surface, maybe. Edit: Tempted to pop in the green WASD keys the board shipped with, but green keys + red LEDs is a little meh...
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    Das Keyboard Professional OR Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, which is better?

    Not internationally. A lot of Asian pro gamers use Ducky and Filco products. skizzled has it right... Razer likes to sponsor stuff and give their products away, which helps explain why they're seen so often. That, and until recently there haven't been many high-profile companies selling...
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    Das Keyboard Professional OR Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, which is better?

    There are a ton of options out there if you want Tenkeyless as well. Three other excellent brands to look into in the future are Leopold, Filco, and Ducky. Can all be had with or without tenkey, with a variety of cherry switches, at a variety of price points, depending on what you need. My...
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    Das Keyboard Professional OR Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, which is better?

    Das does not make backlit keyboards,but unless you're getting a mechanical purely for typing (and in a place with no bystanders), you might well be much happier with another cherry key type. I very nearly bought a Das Silent until I decided that the premium for a backlit Ducky 9008 with browns...
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    Red vs Brown switch for office/cubicle use

    The problem with clears is finding them. Other than TKL (Deck), I don't know anyone who makes much use of them. Getting a Deck Legend with clears means ponying up at least $180, and there isn't a non-backlit option. Again, it's just me, but I feel like a backlit keyboard in a cubicle is a tad...
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    Comedian Makes $200k Selling Video With No DRM

    Woah there dude... In a way, he's right. I find Louis CK funny. Not Carlin funny, but funny. What does make him probably the best candidate (if there is one) for this generation's Carlin is his unwillingness to relinquish creative control or kowtow to what others want. He does what he...
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    Could use help deciding on i5-2500K cooler. CM 212 EVO / Xigmatek Gaia / Corsair A70?

    Might also be marketed under the Cogage brand if you want more options, but following "where to buy" from Thermalright's website does take you right to Nan's. Nan's site is definitely a little skeezy, but I imagine more e-tailers will start stocking the cooler (it's very new).
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    Comedian Makes $200k Selling Video With No DRM

    Maybe to do what he did at the scale he did, sure, it would be impossible for a broke up-and-comer. That doesn't mean that they can't home-produce audio or video of their material and use the tool that is the internet to distribute it. They won't be raking in $200k profit in less than a...
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    Red vs Brown switch for office/cubicle use

    Brown, I would say. The "tactile" element is very mild but still noticeable, which makes it very comfortable for typing. It's not obnoxiously loud unless you hammer on the keys and bottom them out, but that's not the keyboard's fault... Reds are a great option for gaming, but you can't...
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    Could use help deciding on i5-2500K cooler. CM 212 EVO / Xigmatek Gaia / Corsair A70?

    Yes, this. The TRUE Spirit 120 has taken the crown for best bang per buck. I would double check case fitment if you decide to use an oddball case. It's not quite as tall as, say, Thermalright's Archon, but 160mm is still a fairly tall cooler. It should fit most cases easily, but measure...
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    Buckle spring keyboards

    A good friend of mine bought one (a Customizer 104) from them a few months ago and he says it's the best keyboard he has ever used. He's not a gamer, so no comment on how it is for gaming, but for typing it's nearly unbeatable. The build quality and sturdiness of the thing are excellent, he...
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    Asus Xonar Xense Review

    Sure, they've got a custom color scheme and they've got 1/4" jacks instead of stereo mini jacks. I've gone back and forth for a long time on the Essence, and the one thing stopping me was that the only way to use external speakers is via SPDIF and a receiver. The one thing I liked about the...
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    Your Nominees for 2011 Most Disappointing Game Award

    Crysis 2. For the company which was the poster child of gobsmackingly gorgeous PC gaming to take the IP that cemented that reputation and turned into ugly consolized garbage with uninspired gameplay is inexcusable. BF3 is borderline, and purely because of Origin. There's nothing wrong with...
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    Asus Xonar Xense Review

    I would club every baby seal that has ever been born if Asus would release a Xense without bundling in the headphones. I already have a PC350 headset, I don't need another. I do, however, want a great sound card that can both drive said headset and also be a good source to output over SPDIF to...
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    Got a Logitech G500, not impressed?

    I don't know why, but I've never been able to get excited about Logitech's keyboards. Then again, I can't think of any reason why I need to make extensive use of the macro functionality, and otherwise they're just horribly overpriced membrane keyboards. I've been using a Merc Stealth for a...
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    Got a Logitech G500, not impressed?

    I find that the G500 ergonomics are the best of the series so far and that the build quality is better than the MX510 and G5s I've used in the past. My old G5 had all sorts of creaks and squeaks and after nearly a year of heavy use, my G500 still looks and feels as good as new. I know...
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    Planar PX2611W 26"

    My settings are virtually identical to Toasty's old settings and it works fine. I can't stand having the sharpness any higher than 40 and the brightness any higher than 20% (usually leave it in the 10-12% range). Before you started fiddling with profiles or anything, did you ensure the monitor...
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    CM Hyper 212+/Xigmatek S1283 vs. Thermalright Archon or Venomous X?

    If they're "about the same" I'd come down on the side of air every time. I'm not especially worried about a self-contained water cooling unit leaking, but if it can't make a noticeable impact over good air cooling, it's one less thing to have to worry about.
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    CM Hyper 212+/Xigmatek S1283 vs. Thermalright Archon or Venomous X?

    You're using PLL Overvolt and set the VRM options to Extreme as suggested in the ASUS P67 overclocking thread, right? I'm not positive on the stock VCCSA, but I think it's .95.
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    Modern Warfare 3 Graphics Suck?

    I'm glad BF3 pushed the boundaries of graphics and technology for a shooter, but what would've given them my money would be if they'd done more innovation on the gameplay side. Neither MW3 nor BF3 does anything to reinvent how FPS games (especially multiplayer ones, since that's where the...
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    CM Hyper 212+/Xigmatek S1283 vs. Thermalright Archon or Venomous X?

    Interestingly, XBit (whose methods for cooler testing seem decently stringent) found that the Archon tended to out-perform the N-DH14 and Silver Arrow/IFX14 despite being a single-array cooler. Just for a little perspective, my PC is in my sig. The Archon is using a single TY-140 which is just...
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