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    "Forgettable, Repetitive": Early Reviews Aren't Kind on Anthem

    I subbed for a month to Premier to try it, after a few hours I think it's OK: runs well, looks great, some bugs (nothing gamebreaking so far), story so far is rather 'meh' and gameplay is pretty fun but I'm afraid it will become boring and repetitive too quickly. For me it's definitely enjoyable...
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    F-35s Can’t Fly 22% of the Time, Repair Facilities Six Years behind Schedule

    It beat an F35 in a dogfight too. Love that old Falcon.
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    Ethereum Miners Are Renting Boeing 747s to Ship Graphics Cards

    That's 1.5Mw, which is about 1% of what the biggest datacenter in the world uses, so it should be pretty feasible and Iceland has pretty low power costs too thanks to their use of geothermal power. Still annoyed at the price rise of GPU's tho, my old 970 is getting a bit old and I feel the need...
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    Prey (2017)

    There is no shame in running and hiding.
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    Gamers Red Hot with Fury over Intel Core i7-7700 Temperature Spikes

    I agree, running any stress test I would expect the temp to rise until it hits a maximum but I'm seeing it fluctuate by as much as 15 degrees every few seconds. The major annoyance here is of course the constant changes in fan speeds this causes and I haven't quite found a way to change my fan...
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    Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Nothing a VPN connection can't fix. Make sure Origin is closed, make a connection to a country where it's released, start Origin and you're good to go. I was able to play a bit yesterday thanks to this.
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    No sound in Mafia 3. I freakin give up

    I had a similar issue with SWTOR and that was due to the 'GX' option (a kind of soundblaster EAX emulation) being enabled in the control panel of my Xonar soundcard. Does yours have an EAX compatible/emulation mode? Might want to turn it off and check.
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    You wake up and find yourself in the last game you played; how well do you fare?

    Lord of the Rings Online. Shire pub crawl time!
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    AMD Ryzen Launch Date Window Exposed?

    I hope they do well with this one, I really do, they deserve another success. I still fondly remember the old Duron, Athlon and x64 CPU's I had. I'd honestly have liked to stick it out a bit longer but the old X58 motherboard was having increasingly severe issues so I just jumped on Kaby to...
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    10 Things To Do When Your PC Can’t Run A New Game

    You mean you aren't using the special, super secret new* alpha drivers yet? For Shame :D *: released 2.5 seconds ago
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    Try Star Citizen’s Alpha For Free Until The End of the Month

    The Arena Commander module has flight and dogfighting tutorials iirc. Check those out before heading into the persistent modules.
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    What's the first video game you ever played?

    I honestly can't remember but the first video game that made a lasting impression (well, enough to at least remember it so) was Shinobi on the arcade machines.
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    What's the oldest videogame you still play?

    Probably Tie Fighter is the oldest that I'll fire up regularly (albeit once a year or so). OIder games are also played when the wife feels that it's time to hook up her NES to the TV again for a few hours of retro fun. Ofcourse you buggers had to remind me of Mega Race and that flying carpet...
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    How To Get Your Photos Out Of Flickr

    Photo sharing sites are for for sharing. Always keep local copies and backups of everything.
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    Intel CEO: Most People Only Replace A PC After 5-6 Years

    I haven't felt the need to upgrade my CPU since I got my i7 920, a few GPU upgrades and an SSD were all it took to keep this thing running my games well. If this keeps up I'll upgrade when the mobo fails and I can't get the parts anymore :D Now if only work would decomission some of those...
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    Must See Wingsuit Flight Video of the Day

    Falcons are basically nature's divebombers, seeing one hunt is just awesome.
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    Star Wars "Danger Zone" Music Video

    While entertaining, to me the best were the ones I flew in Tie Fighter ;) Clip was nice tho, makes me want to blow up some rebels.
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    Microsoft Building Underwater Data Centers?

    Actually the majority of the worlds datacenters are in or near major cities, it seems the exception to the rule are the huge facilities built by certain internet companies (for the incentives) or by government agencies/military (who value more remote locations for security).
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    Sony Testing A 'Stripped Back' Version Of Android

    Having owned several Sony phones I can honestly say I don't mind some 'bloatware' (which I just deactivate anyway) if it gets me stamina mode, bravia engine and walkman apps.
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    What new games are you hyped up for this year?

    Hyped up may be overstating it for me but I am looking forward to Witcher 3, Squadron 42 & EQnext. That's it really.
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    Anyone else not enjoy The Witcher 2?

    I enjoyed both but mainly due to the story & setting, I can agree with many of gripes regarding controls and how 'fluid' it plays tho. I've also always felt that when presented with a choice I had to pick the lesser of two evils and that is, for me, a welcome change to the usual 'be holier than...
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    Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced!!!!

    Now I will need every ounce of self control to keep up my slow pace and not rush to the end just to see who is back :D
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    PSU recommendation for OC GTX970

    Thanks for your reply, I ended up with a Seasonic M12II-850 EVO as the store I went to didn't have anything in stock that I liked in the lower wattage/price categories and this one was about the best bang for buck they had. No more power cuts and the 970 is running a nice OC now so my issues...
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    PSU recommendation for OC GTX970

    Hi guys, I recently got a new GTX970 and have been running into issues with even a modest 100Mhz OC: Games or benches will hard reboot the PC near instantly (less than a minute), way before the card has time to heat up. And this is no BSOD restart, it is a complete and immediate power cut...
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    Dragon Age III: Inquisition announced!!!!

    Upgrades yes, so you can swap those out. Runes can't be removed but can be overwritten.
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    What was your 1st 3D video card ?

    3DFX Voodoo was my first real 3D card but for the life of me I can't remember what game I played on it first. It's been what now? Nearly 20 years?
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    Back by Popular Demand: Vinyl Records

    I grew up with vinyl as well, it never sounded bad not did it pop or crackle. Granted my dad did have a very good sound system and record player back in the day but I honestly can't say I grew up with shit sounding music. Now the cheap cassette tapes I used to own, that is another story...
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    Chaos Hackers: We Can Reproduce Fingerprints from Photos

    With the general populace these days seeming to be happy with blurry smartphone photos (serieusly, watch people post blurred pics on facebook and count the 'nice's' ) I wouldn't be too concerned.
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    Blizzard: Olympics Should Include Esports

    I'm all for gaming and promoting gaming but esports in the Olympics? Uhm, no thank you. The event has enough issues with it as it is, unfortunately, but that is another topic and discussion alltogether.
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    Memorable Overclocking-Friendly CPUs

    Ah the old Duron 600 and Athlon XP's, good memories of those. The i7 920, a great little CPU and it's still running like a champ in my today today, I can't get myself to get rid of it yet to be honest.
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    ASUS Matrix OR Poseidon - CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

    Killing some Templars in glorious detail and at fluid flamerates in DA:I ofcourse.
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser

    Cortosis http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cortosis
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser

    That crossguard on the lightsaber looks weird, also no R2D2? :(
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    Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet

    One good point was already made in the post above regarding high speed but even at moderate speed on longer rides that thing would catch enough wind to cause serieus neck muscle fatigue & stiffness. Not fun either. Maybe if you ride a bike with a big windshield you wouldn't notice it that...
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    Happy Birthday to the Digital Camera

    And yet, the best photo I ever took was on film. I love my DSLR but...
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    Wolfenstein: The New Order Performance Review @ [H]

    Thanks for the review, I won't be buying this now.
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    YouTube Hurts Music Album Sales, Research Finds

    Sony at least did, they sold the tapes... good ones too iirc.
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    Shadow Warrior Demo On Steam

    Tried that demo for 15 minutes and bought it, I know what i'll be playing this weekend.
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