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    Warning: Lichdom Battlemage

    I don't know what happened here, but the combination of 1080p, Cryengine, black crush (on XBone), tearing, load times, etc is simply incredible. Lichdom Battlemage PS4/Xbox One: Worst Frame-Rate We've Ever Tested
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    Crimson 16.2 hotfix is out

    Desktop Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.2 Highlights AMD has partnered with Stardock in association with Oxide to bring gamers Ashes of the Singularity – Benchmark 2.0 the first benchmark to release with DirectX® 12 benchmarking capabilities such as Asynchronous Compute, multi-GPU and...
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    EDID tool and Crossover 27Q LED-P

    I have determined that my Crossover 27Q has had its EDID area scrambled somehow, it can no longer enter graphics modes (basically cause the computer to hang). Can't even enter my UEFI BIOS on account of that. So I'm wondering a) Anyone with experience in EDID recovery, are there tools out there...
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    Congratulations EA, Andrew Wilson places in "Top CEO of 2014"

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102275680 Apparently 'stock price' is the metric.
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    Euclid: The Game

    Smart little browser game. Still in beta.
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    Sessler checking out

    http://sessactual.tumblr.com/ From Twitter head:
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    Infamous: Second Son

    ~1h game play (currently live, assume link goes to archive later) http://www.gamespot.com/videos/infamous-second-son-now-playing/2300-6417530/
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    EA producer apologizing for NBA Live

    http://www.easports.com/nba-live/news-updates-gameplay/article/nba-live-14-open-letter
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    Need for Speed: Rivals

    TB isn't happy. 30fps locked. Is crap. #howisthisnotlazydevs
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    The Eye of Sauron Stirs: Microsoft on Steam

    "We were probably too focused purely on console,” Spencer admitted. “With Steam, [Valve has] done an amazing job of building this thing that, in a lot of ways, we should have been building as well at Microsoft." --...
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    Valve's steam controller demonstration video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeAjkbNq4xI
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    Steam Family Sharing

    "Share your computer? Now share your games too. Steam Family Sharing allows close friends and family members to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. It's all enabled by authorizing a shared computer. "...
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    John Carmack Joins Oculus as CTO

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game/posts/562211 EDIT: It's unclear if he's left ID or not, but a 'Bethesda Community Lead' says that "The technical leadership he provides for games in development at id Software is unaffected". If correct, I think this...
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    Deadly Premonition coming to PC

    Boom. "Like the PS3 edition, which arrived in April three years after the game's Xbox 360 release, it has enhanced graphics, reworked controls, a few extra missions, and a few bits of DLC to buy--suits mostly. New to PC are Steam achievements and trading cards, plus a "bonus" piece of DLC. Go...
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    Failure to Demonstrate That Playing Violent Video Games Diminishes Prosocial Behavior

    New research paper published today on PLOS One just now, that might be relevant to our interests. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0068382
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    Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe

    I couldn't find a thread on this game, which is surprising because it's awesome. I never played the flash version, but the steam version is just.. umm... awesome. Perfect for half an hour here or there. Responsive menus, great music (available to sample and 'pay what you want' over at...
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    SIGGRAPH 2013 Technical Papers Preview Trailer

    A glimpse of the far flung future of graphics and gaming. I thought the snow simulation was very impressive.
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    My Hell -- Windows 8 EFI Boot Issue

    I installed Debian 7 on my machine, and that somehow upset the delicate sensibilities of my Windows 8 installation. I'm not sure how or why, but I want to fix it. What happens is that bootmgfw.efi kicks off and I get the black screen with a Window on. There it hangs. I assume bootmgfw is...
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    EA laying off 2000 employees?

    -- http://www.ea.com/news/ea-organizational-update The 2000 number comes from Jesse Cox' twitter, so treat as rumor.
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    John Riccitiello steps down as CEO of EA

    http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=749234
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    Trials Evolution Gold

    A closed beta starts early january. My big disappointment here is learning it's going to be published by Ubisoft, so I assume no real steam integration. Sigh. Boggles the mind really, I thought this game was all about community interaction. Uplay isn't even really a content delivery...
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    Zynga layoffs

    Zynga timed the layoff of 100 people with the Apple live announcements to bury it in the newsfeeds. Stay classy Zynga. "Zynga just laid off 100+ employees (incl. my friends) in its Austin office during the Apple Event. Gave them 2 hours to vacate. RT please." --...
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    Hell Yeah

    "Hell yeah" looks kind of cool (GB:QL). Only 13e on pre-order. Did Sega finally do something right?
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    Resonance

    A new graphical adventure from the creators of Gemini Rue. Low resolution and bad voice work aside, it seems to have a good story. GB:QL. One can buy it from wadjet eye for $10 and get a Steam key, but it's not searchable on steam yet (late july I think they said). I'm a bit miffed that...
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    Computer Build Mystery Theater

    Gigabyte H55M-USB3 Intel Core i5 650 4x4GB Corsair XMS DDR3 Corsair VX550 http://bayimg.com/IakeJaAdc What's the first thing you'll suspect? A bad stick! Memcheck+ 4.20 those suckers! What if I told you that moving the memory sticks around didn't change the error address...
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    Humble Bundle #3

    Humble Bundle no 3 is upon us. Games included: Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet It Moves. Steam key available. No source or soundtracks this time. I'm in for $12. Feel free to let me know how much of a cheapskate I am by posting your $$$ below.
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    Cargo: The Quest for Gravity

    Possibly the mind-fuckiest game this year? I love that this game exists. http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-cargo-the-quest-for-gravity/17-4065/
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    Infamous 2 gameplay

    Looking good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ttv7JQGHeI
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    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings ann.

    Cheesy trailer here. Trailer tells how the first game ended so beware.
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    Steam confirmed for Mac.

    " * If players already own the PC versions of Valve games, they’ll get Mac versions at no extra charge through a feature called Steam Play. * By using the Steam Cloud feature that the company introduced in 2008, players can save in-progress games online, then call up those saved games...
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    4870 artifacting / no fan control

    My Gigabyte ATI 4870 was showing pixel artifacts (intermittent flashing of green, magenta) during boot today, which I guess is either due to damaged memory or the cooling. I hear the fan boost for a second when booting (as is usual) but when I get into Windows I can't get the fan to react to any...
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    Man claims foothold in PS3 hypervisor

    http://geohotps3.blogspot.com/2010/01/hello-hypervisor-im-geohot.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hotz
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    New Monkey Island games from TellTale.

    TellTale are doing new Monkey Island games. Might be more up my alley even though the Sam'n'Maxes were okay. That and also Gilbert's notes from a recent playthrough of the original at Grumpy Gamer. (There's also the console remake of the original, but I dunno... feels a bit too much like...
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    HP Pavilion HDX-16

    I bought myself one of these to have as a media "laptop" at home. Review /w pics here. There are certainly cheaper models that would get the job done, but what drew me to this one was HDMI, eSATA, come with 64bit Vista and supports 8GB of memory, bluray and the fact that it's based on Centrino 2...
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    AMD driver papers over VRM issue?

    So, I was researching this Powercolor 4870 1GB PCS when I stumbled on this article which details how the card is completely unable to survive Furmark, even on stock frequencies. A Powercolor rep. called it a 'software compatibility issue'. Yeah, right. Let's see what happened a bit later...
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    Atom vs Nano review

    Another "Most of you know that we covet the “real world” stuff." that doesn't touch on Via's hardware encryption instructions. And by 'touch' I mean benchmark it against the competition. Is it that it's not considered relevant 'real world stuff' (secret key generation, SSH, SSL...
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    BF: Bad Company

    So I've tried the PS3 demo just now, and it looks good, but I don't think I can EVER get over how retarded it is to have to play with the controller when I have a perfectly good keyboard and mouse sitting right there. Yes, I tried it, both mouse and keyboard plugged in, did diddly-squat. I...
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    Decompression benchmark req.

    I want to build a linux server based on an EPIA board (the EN15000 is a likely candidate), but I haven't been able to locate any good integer/mem performance benchmarks. I have an old K6-2 @ 400MHz today that the setup would have to be competitive with. I'm looking for someone that could tell me...
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    oggenc/lancer now multi-threaded

    The new version just came out, and the multithreading seems great. I went from 33x to 48x encode speed from the previous version to the new one. C:\temp>oggenc2 -q 5 "01 - Elite.wav" Opening with wav module: WAV file reader Encoding "01 - Elite.wav" to "01 - Elite.ogg" at quality...
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    939SLI-eSATA + Antec P180 (violence wins the day)

    I was just about to fit the last card into the box... when I realize that whoever routed the MB put the chipset + sink just close enough to two of the three PCI slots that you can't fit anything but a "short" card into them! Well, what's the problem then? Well, the bundle from the PSU comes...
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