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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    That's something MMOs figured out back in the Ultima Online days.
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

    Here's the workaround (assuming this isn't fixed yet): Go to the Channels menu, make a new channel, then (still under the channel menu) go to Settings. You should be able to invite people to your channel from there. Note: On Battle.Net I couldn't see my all friends who played on the XBS even...
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    Bank of America is mad at Hasbro because their MTG card collection is losing value

    Translation: We invested heavily into the resale markets and are upset you are diluting our financial holdings. Nothing to see here. It's actually a *good* thing for people who actually want to use said cards; the only people being hurt here are collectors and investors.
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    Nvidia 4090 meltdown maybe an answer

    Yeah, that's a bad design. To be clear: We're talking the PCI-SIG 16-pin connector, not NVIDIA's converter cables. That makes this even worse, as PCI-SIG should know better.
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    Nvidia 4090 meltdown maybe an answer

    As someone who works with suppliers: Not true. You typically get written assurances that your suppliers part meets your necessary specifications, and can hold said supplier liable should that prove not to be the case, but there is *never* any verification done by the manufacturer to prove the...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Just keep promising the world, even if you are unable to provide it. There's enough saps out there where you'll have an unlimited money stream. Honestly, CR's got this figured out; why do actual work when you can just make your living overpromising and underdelivering?
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

    There's an obvious solution to aim assist: Just grant it to KBM players too; fairs fair. Other random thoughts from a guy who's probably a .9 KDR these days (with the occasional 40:20 thrown in): The only map I really dislike is the border one, since it's thoroughly unoriginal in design...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    I disagree on this; there's enough idiots out there that believe his spiel where as long as he doesn't out out version 1.0 they will believe in anything CR says and does.
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    Interesting Article on the Development of Sega Saturn's Hitachi SH-2 CPU's

    In terms of game library, you can argue the Dreamcast was the second best console of it's era. It was certainly a more complete package then the Gamecube/Xbox. But sales tell the story, and once the PS2 came out everyone else was relegated to "Almost Ran" status. Sega's mistake was the...
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    Interesting Article on the Development of Sega Saturn's Hitachi SH-2 CPU's

    By that point, Sega had burned it's bridges with third parties following the 32x/Saturn debacle, followed by the Saturn's short lifespan. EA flat out refused to support it (hence why what eventually became 2k sports was created). Throw in Sony's full backward compatibility, on paper superior...
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    Interesting Article on the Development of Sega Saturn's Hitachi SH-2 CPU's

    Which is odd; even when using incorrectly, the Saturn was still a 2D powerhouse compared to the PS1. I think "lazy port" comes to mind more then anything in this case.
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    No, because Chris Roberts will constantly re-work already in-place systems until they work to his satisfaction. That's his entire MO.
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    (RUMOR) Konami is set to revive Metal Gear, Castlevania and Silent Hill

    LoI aged better then the N64 titles. The original CV64 had issues, specifically the infinitely spawning enemies in the Forest of Silence (Stage 1) and the jank camera, nevermind the cut content. Legacy of Darkness was a good attempt to fix things, but is still realistically a 7/10 title at...
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    Different sound sources to the left and right ear of a headset

    No; Windows does support different applications using different sound sources (though it's near impossible to set up correctly if the application doesn't allow it), but you can't do anything like that per ear.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Because it's still the same old LCD tech under the hood, just with more lighting zones. Still no true blacks, still blooming problems, and still all the other limitations of LCD/LED. The only real competition for OLEDs feature set is MicroLEDs, which for consumers is still a few years off.
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    Windows 11 HDR Calibration App

    I've seen some games that require HDR be enabled on Windows to allow you to toggle the option. Initially most games just forced it as Microsoft didn't support it (yet), but nowadays games are just looking at the Windows setting to decide if the HDR options should be available. Windows HDR...
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    Programming an OS

    I mean, you *can*; you would have to bend over backwards to force BASIC especially to do things it wasn't designed to do, but you can certainly make a basic non-GUI OS written in it.
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    whats the guidance around which drivers to install on a new Windows 10 setup

    Windows is "pretty good" nowadays installing drivers for all detected HW. The most likely issue is those drivers are out of date (GPU drivers are notoriously behind the official release by a few months), but for most stuff (motherboard, etc.) if there hasn't been an update in the past six...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Server Meshing was done by EVE, and EVE has shown while it helps, it still breaks down past a few hundred people at a time. Simply saying "Server Meshing" isn't a solution, it's a hope, a prayer, nothing more. It's actually worse in SCs case since EVE is much more simplistic (in terms of...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Also BTW, I *still* haven't heard a good explanation for how SC is going to handle thousands (plus) of users in a single location any better then EVE Online does, at least that doesn't involve a lot of hand waving. I'd argue the core fundamental principle behind SC isn't even *technically*...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Well, you can toss every single art asset in the garbage bin for starters. Probably most of your scripting logic too. So yeah, you're basically starting over from scratch if you do that. But hey, at least we'll be able to make even more comparisons to Duke Nukem Forever. Also, I recall some...
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    Terra Invicta

    Terra Invicta is going to be one of those games you either love or hate, with no in between. Expect to spend hundreds of hours per campaign; it was made by the guys who made Long War/Long War 2 for XCOM:EW and XCOM2.
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    Is this the most multi-threaded game there is?

    There's no difference; if a thread is runnable, the OS will (eventually) get around to scheduling it. That's the entire point. Likewise, most threads do *very* low or short duration workloads, and thus don't get measured well by Task Manager or other tools, which again is the entire point.
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    Sins of a Solar Empire II

    No Steam, No Purchase. Shame, was looking for a Stellaris replacement.
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    Is this the most multi-threaded game there is?

    Probably not; I recommend going over to the Processes tab and adding the "threads" column before making that declaration. Remember, more threads != more performance; I've seen "plenty" of programs in my time using dozens or hundreds of threads that do nothing but suck performance due to dumb...
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    32 vs 64 GB of memory for gaming

    Yep, games *could* pre-cache, but that all goes to pieces if some other program comes along and tries to allocate RAM. As a general rule: Don't cache more then yo need, as on a general purpose OS you can *not* assume you have exclusive access to any HW resources.
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    Best all-around gaming/music headphones for $150?

    Co-signed. I had the original ATH-m50, and loved it to death. Took a beating too and kept kicking.
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    32 vs 64 GB of memory for gaming

    Realistically, I can see cases where 32GB could start to get filled; Warzone comes pretty close on my PC (~80% used @ 4k). But pretty much any other title barely hits half that, so I wouldn't expect many (if any) games to have any effect whatsoever above 32GB. Eh, that's now how games are...
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    Tactics Ogre: Reborn

    Most of those classes are linear progression from another though, and that's normal for an Ogre Battle. And are we really calling 50+ of spells/skills "a lot"? From the guys who also make Final Fantasy?
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    Tactics Ogre: Reborn

    I'm sorry, what? There were not that many spells in Tactics Ogre as far as I recall.
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    LG 48CX

    I know I tested earlier in the year and the bug was still present; I only tested again a bit before I got my C1 just to see if it was fixed, and found it surprisingly was. Note it wasn't the overlay itself; I had an app that disabled the overlay from being present, but Windows still (briefly)...
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    LG 48CX

    At least on my PC, this got fixed at some point. Not sure if it's the current driver I'm on or if Microsoft fixed this for good, but I haven't had an overlay pop me out of HDR mode. [Note HDR is on within Windows; that might matter here]
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    LG 48CX

    This. Heck, it's only been sometime in the past 6 months or so where Microsoft fixed the longstanding bug where the Windows OSD would auto-kick back into SDR for a second even if everything (Windows + Media) were in HDR mode.
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    Why does Windows 11 now make me log into my Microsoft account?

    Windows Hello + Pin is the preferred alternative, but there's ways to bypass the login screen as well.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Filesizes, and because .NET itself has shifted a ton since the 2.0 days (with a lot of functionality being depreciated and replaced post-2.0).
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Not really. For better or worse, Microsoft decided a very long time ago to NEVER under any circumstances break API compatibility. So, if they find a function that doesn't work correctly, rather then patch it (changing how it works) they just make a new one. The MSVC library is the most...
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    Your CPU progression

    Intel 486* Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz Intel Pentium D 940 Intel QX9650 Intel i7-2600k Intel i7-8700k My purchasing decisions have gotten better with time, as you can see. *I think; it was a late PS/2 model with the "Turbo" feature, which would imply a faster then 386 CPU.
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    LG 48CX

    C2 is up and running. Took longer then I admit to realize that the 120Hz option was locked behind PC Resolutions on NVIDIA, but no major snafus otherwise. Picture is already noticeably sharper then my B6P (obviously, more then 8bpc is helping a ton). Only complaint thus far is that I didn't...
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    LG 48CX

    Good news: Its already arrived Bad news: At work for another 8 hours
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    Resident Evil Village (RE8)

    As good as the remake of 4 is probably going to be...Code Veronica was in far more desperate need of a remake. Especially due to lacking a native PC port.
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