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    Borderlands 3

    Really? What kind of CPU and GPU? In fairness I only tested DX12 a single time, and flipped back to DX11.
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    Borderlands 3

    I'm still enjoying the hell out of taking off heads with Jakobs shotguns in this game. Once I discovered the One Pump Chump legendary, I was in heaven. Single shot, 1160% weapon damage and 10% crit damage, combined with Amara's skill where damage is greater the closer you are to an enemy? Heads...
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    Borderlands 3

    Pretty much don't bother with DX12 in BL3. It just isn't there yet and I am not sure it ever will be. Unless you have a super ancient CPU coupled with a newer RTX GPU, the downsides (stuttering) aren't worth it. DX11 + HDR works fine beginning with Windows 10 build 1809. Yes HDR is amazing in...
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    Borderlands 3

    Game's great. No crashes, no issues, using Hardware Unboxed settings to play @ stable 4K60. Have Epic launcher sandboxed, have both the game and Epic launcher blocked in firewall, and I kill Epic immediately after launching the game. Still on pre-nerf code with updates blocked. Don't have my own...
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    Americans Are Lining Up to Work for Amazon for $15 an Hour

    Saddest part of the "lowest unemployment rate" bullshit is that it only decreased because they gamed the counting criteria. Example, now if someone is unemployed long enough, beyond a certain point they stop being counted as unemployed.
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    Metro Review-Bombed: Dev Threatens Next Game Won't Be on PC If Sales Are Low

    Hopefully the backlash at least scares the next company out of making a deal with the devil when Epic comes waving their fortnite cash. It may not help this game, but the whole industry is watching this debacle, and epic is ultimately testing how much underhanded shit they can get away with...
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    Metro Creator Thinks the Metro Exodus Epic Move Will Kill the Series
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    50-70% isn't a "monopoly". No, their only hope isn't slimeball tactics and poaching games and begging publishers not to sell games on Steam with bribe checks of Fortnite cash - that's only going to piss potential customers off from ever using their store. They're making a huge mistake in being...
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    Can't tell if you're trolling and just here to argue, or actually believe that nonsense. Do you not understand what opportunity cost is? https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opportunity_cost Margin is irrelevant without factoring volume. Deep SIlver isn't "making more money" when they're...
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    And the Chinese/Tencent factor will always be a factor, meaning no matter how much of a good guy anyone thinks Epic or Tim Sweeney is (I happen to think he is), if the Epic store starts to gain traction, nowhere is it written that Epic won't raise their store fee, or that Tencent won't turn the...
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    This guy gets it. BTW, the "$10 discount" at Epic is far worse for the publisher in terms of lost revenue, because the userbases aren't equal. So they took a big upfront bribe from Epic to make up for the fact they'll lose millions by not continuing to have it available on Steam, offset somewhat...
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    So what? Microsoft is valued at $770 Billion, have a store built into their OS, and yet most gamers won't touch the games in there with a ten foot pole because the WIndows 10 store is a disaster. And Microsoft also tried the shady tact of paying a few publishers to keep their titles off of...
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    Exactly how much bigger Steam's userbase is than Epic's wasn't the point -- whether its 10x, 100x or 10000x bigger than Epic, Steam is still bigger. Fact. And therefore the point stands: a publisher limiting themselves to Epic is stepping over dollars to pick up pennies due to the difference in...
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    That's not how business works. They have no reason to adjust their fee when their userbase of customers that actually buy games is 1000x-5000x that of Epic. Remember that publishers elect to publish their games on Steam because they'll do the most sales volume there. It's a completely opt-in...
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    Volume is what you're not considering, my man. Margin is one component, but for a digital product that has no overhead to create infinite copies, VOLUME is what matters most. Steam's userbase of *paying* gamers (not just kids that installed Fortnite free and will never buy a game) is probably...
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    Here are AMD's Radeon VII Benchmarks

    If CPU really meant absolutely nothing then AMD would absolutely use a Ryzen CPU in their benchmarks. It's really that simple. There'd be no business reason not to. The reason they choose the CPU that will benchmark their GPU's the best is because they know that the GPU numbers are what's going...
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    Here are AMD's Radeon VII Benchmarks

    They use Intel because it paints the AMD GPU in the best possible light. If a Ryzen could get equal or more FPS to Intel out of the GPU, you really they'd stick to the Intel anyway because "it's the most commonly used"? Get out of my office.
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    Corsair Platinum 1200w PSU - $99.99 - Newegg

    You can find AX1200i's for this price regularly, which is fully modular.
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    Here are AMD's Radeon VII Benchmarks

    Doesn't change what he said. You can grab a 1080Ti for $500 easily. AMD zealots are equally as useless. Both sides ultimately are once it turns into a red herring fest.
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Dismisses the Radeon VII as "Underwhelming"

    Yes, the anti-Nvidia crowd will continually try to frame the argument like the only thing RTX cards can do is raytracing. Raytracing has always been the holy grail. And if it was AMD instead of Nvidia doing the heavy lifting of blazing this trail and creating this bleeding edge market segment...
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    Ubisoft Creates Exclusive Partnership with Epic Games to Sell The Division 2

    Not seeing how the consumer wins. Price will be same. Doesn't seem the people parroting the consumer-wins line really understand the nuances of this. Increased fragmentation and siloed exclusives = lose-lose. Epic burning through their FortNite money to bribe exclusives will come with a sad...
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    Here Is the Official "AMD Radeon VII: World's First 7nm Gaming GPU" Reveal Trailer

    Still waiting for the heat. And guess what Nvidia does to 2080 price right before this comes out (assuming they even feel the need, which is in question now).
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    Radeon 7 Goes on Sale February 7

    This exact supply/demand phenomenon is what the "waiting for $250 Navi" dreamers can't seem to understand.
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    Future Windows 10 Builds Will Reserve Storage and Tabulate It

    No thanks. I don't care how cheap SDDs have gotten, I'm not going to surrender 7GB as a bandaid for Microsoft's technical ineptitude and make it easier for MS to force convert my PC to a bugged new build I didn't ask for - and thought I blocked in a GPO policy they intentionally ignored. I...
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    Huawei Launches Kunpeng 920 ARM Server CPU

    Citation needed. Which "apps" are you talking about, because they're dead on windows 10.
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    8TB WD EasyStore $140

    And when you say WD you're really talking HGST -- those engineers are still the best and smartest in the storage industry. WD is just a marketing company at this point with only technically average products of their own, as they've always been.
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    OBS with the New NVIDIA NVENC Encoder Improvements Is Available to Beta Test

    This is correct. Turing NVENC silicon > Pascal NVENC silicon. Obviously CPU encoding is still quality king, but based on the comparisons I've seen, Turing NVENC beats CPU-based x264-Fast in quality at a fraction of the encode time. Turing will also see further improvements to HEVC over time...
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    Intel Introduces New 9th Gen Desktop Processors

    Considering IGP can be disabled in motherboard BIOS, there surely has to be more to this. Unless the KF variants are cheaper than the regular K CPU's, what's the point?
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    Microsoft to Silence Cortana during Windows 10 Setup

    You know, you Kept It Christian™ right up until the end there, then you made a u-turn and drove right into the filth.
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    Intel Introduces New 9th Gen Desktop Processors

    ^ I demand 4 more cores slopped into that vacated IGP space. And they better do it quick because I'm going to pull the trigger soon on a Ryzen with 12 or 16. You see, a web browser, Spotify and calc.exe all running at the same time are very demanding.
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    HTC Vive Pro Eye and HTC Vive Cosmos HMDs Announced at CES 2019

    Putting aside the predictable "but it's not perfect yet" complaints, this is still progress in this space. What would really be troubling is if there was no new VR stuff at CES at all.
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    Ryzen 2600X $164 AC (Rakuten)

    None of that changes what I said. They are good deals and team blue isn't getting another dime from me until they give me more power for the money. Was just waiting on CES AMD announcements to plan my Ryzen build. AMD isn't a poor little underdog is all. Nor do I imagine they'd want to be known...
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    Ryzen 2600X $164 AC (Rakuten)

    Heh, monolithic megacorp with billionaire shareholders and a CEO who made 11mil last year needs your donation - alms for the poor!
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    Metacritic: Xbox One Didn't Have a Single Positively Reviewed Exclusive in 2018

    Well Microsoft appily ignored their firstparty problem, head in sand while Sony just continued running laps. We'll see if Phil Spencer has learned anything with Xbox Two.
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    Microsoft to Silence Cortana during Windows 10 Setup

    Used to be you could rely on GPOs and regedits, but in this W10 era, they get ninja-deprecated and stop working suddenly without notice or care from MS. "Delay feature updates up to X days" a prime example of a GPO MS decided to ignore - I had all my newly built 1709 PCs set to 365 days, and a...
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    Microsoft Wants to Kill Passwords, Starting with Windows 10

    Ding ding ding! MS doesn't actually care about security or making customers lives better or really innovating anything - this is just more trying to ride Android and iPhone coattails and get their hooks into phones to siphon data any way they can, since they failed at their own so...
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    Microsoft to Silence Cortana during Windows 10 Setup

    You're wasting your time trying to make rational sense of irrational whataboutism trolling. Don't even feed it. MacOS is, as always, utterly irrelevant to Windows users who just want to see Windows 10 eventually reach a point that its an improvement over previous versions.
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