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    Soundcard or external USB

    Is this mainly about getting more power for the Fnatic React headphones? I'm confused why you bought those when you already had the Sennheisers and an external amp/DAC.
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    Activision Blizzard Pulls Out of NVIDIA GeForce Now Game Streaming Service

    Ran into this recently when I tried to watch the fourth season of Mr. Robot. S01-S03 on Amazon Prime. S04 on...some random extra service called StackTV that they expected me to add to Amazon Prime. These companies are insane if they think I'm going to pay for cable, pay for internet, pay for...
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    IRS quietly deletes guideline that Fortnite virtual currency must be reported on tax returns

    Wonder why they would choose Fortnite's V-bucks...you pay real money (which should be taxed) and the product you're purchasing is the V-bucks that you can then use in-game. They should be getting sales tax revenue off the original transaction; you can't "invest" in V-bucks and see capital gains.
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    Epic CEO Tim Sweeney condemns loot boxes, says game companies should 'divorce themselves from politics'

    Those were (are?) in the "Fortnite: Save the World" PvE game that released before the Battle Royale variant. Fortnite: Battle Royale is the game that actually got popular and has never had lootboxes (you can buy cosmetics directly from the store).
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    Cliff Bleszinski openly admits going woke can hurt games.

    There's a lot of that with the OW crowd and, while they've done a pretty good job of having a diverse cast of heroes hailing from all over the globe, people want to extend that to sexual orientations for some reason. The most recent example was that they revealed Soldier 76 - the white, grizzled...
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    Cliff Bleszinski openly admits going woke can hurt games.

    I knew there was another direct competitor at the time but couldn't think of it! The group I played with at the time primarily played TF2 but was basically looking for the next big thing for our community to play. OW didn't really hit the mark for that, but it pretty much crushed all opposition...
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    Cliff Bleszinski openly admits going woke can hurt games.

    Releasing a game around the same time that Blizzard released a game in the same genre was pretty much a death sentence. I honestly didn't even really see much on it other than the fact that everyone basically said RIP due to Overwatch. To me it fell into the bin with games like Brink and Section...
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    Warcraft III: Reforged is the World's Worst User-Reviewed Videogame

    This is basically the foundation of Blizzard's entire business model. Ride the success of older IPs because people will buy anything they produce sight unseen. Their M.O. for the last decade+ has been to basically look at what's popular, Blizzard-ize it, and then sell it to anyone with a WoW...
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    Doom Eternal

    Out of sheer curiosity I tried playing Fortnite on a phone once and that's the vibe I got from watching this guy play Doom.
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    Warcraft 3 Reforged

    Haha "Just in case you create a custom game that turns into the biggest genre in gaming we're going to need you to agree that everything created is ours, for our sole use, at our sole discretion."
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    Well it's resolution and FPS if you're looking to improve the current play experience; the higher you have of the former, the more difficult it is to produce the latter. Ray tracing seems to be where the GPU vendors would like to head next, but we're hardly at the stage where the tech is ready...
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    What a strange take. You're willing to downplay AMD's recent success, which is due to shipping an actual product, because Intel would have shipped a better competing product if they hadn't "stumbled." So now AMD's new products are competing against projected performance of theoretical Intel...
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    Epic Games Store

    He didn't mention Epic or the EGS in his blog at all, yet DualShockers used it as the foundation for their "article" that focused on Epic: Yet Piscatella noted: "PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware sales experienced strong headwinds throughout 2019. Not only were the platforms approaching the...
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    Doom Eternal Release Date, Gameplay Details and Everything Else We Know So Far, Spoilers

    Like how the IGN reviewer claimed he took 75 hours (!) to finish the Path of Exile 10-act campaign. But yeah this game looks like it's going to have a really amazing multiplayer experience so hopefully that's something they support this time around. Doom 2016 multi was basically DOA.
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    Tfue, Dr Disrespect and TimTheTatman react to Ninja's Fortnite skin

    I recall the same sentiment about TF2 being "too cartoony" back in the day too, which was just as idiotic a take then as it is now. We all played Doom and Quake: you aren't special because the game you liked specialized in nine shades of brown. I expected you to say you play Quake Live or...
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    Escape From Tarkov

    Was just looking at the different tiers you can buy and noticed what appear to be in-game differences based on the amount spent. Are these in-game items that you start with each time? Standard Edition ($45): Bonus equipment at start, including: knife (ER Bayonet) tactical rig x2 (depends on...
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    Godfall

    Not sure if it's all the same footage or more from the video Comixbooks posted, but this guy offers a bit of commentary as well. Mentions the gameplay is from 1 year ago so may have changed. Looks similar to Warframe to me and not at all like Diablo like the second commentor said.
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    Tfue, Dr Disrespect and TimTheTatman react to Ninja's Fortnite skin

    What arena shooters are you playing these days?
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    Gamers hate the Epic Game Store but spent $680 million there anyway.

    There was a time earlier this year when basically every other thread looked exactly like this one (not to mention also on reddit, etc.), with a fairly small group of people starting the same EGS arguments regardless of whether it was relevant to the topic. It just got very tiresome to wade...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to September 17, 2020

    Haven't these guys learned from EA, Activision, and Bethesda that releasing half-baked buggy alpha games is fine as long as they're on schedule?
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    Gamers hate the Epic Game Store but spent $680 million there anyway.

    Even worse, they sell the same damn game to the same people every year with unwavering success. But yeah, this^, and this topic is about a digital store, not a specific game with a specific audience. The existence of a subreddit filled with hate memes hasn't persuaded me or anyone I know from...
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    Bose is closing ALL retail stores in US, Australia, Europe and Japan

    As Bose is generally regarded as a "high-end" brand by the average consumer, I've only ever really seen their stores in upscale malls and other areas that probably cost a small fortune in rent. I'm not sure I would agree that they are under-performing speakers - I don't think I've ever disliked...
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    Samsung's first Odyssey gaming monitors include a 240Hz ultra-wide

    Seriously, dude? It's all placebo effect? You feel strongly that the limits of the human eye just happen to match up with the shitty LCD hardware limitations we had for a decade+? Why the hell would you randomly draw the line at 60Hz when most people notice a positive difference immediately when...
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    Tom Cruise says, turn off frame interpolation

    This is the problem IMO. When the expected output is 24fps directors make decisions on what to emphasize with lighting, makeup, costumes, CGI, etc. They will also make decisions about what is "good enough" based on that same expected output. Then you change the output and suddenly the lighting...
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    Fortnite conquers 2019 with $1.8 billion earned

    As usual the angry parents come out of the woodwork. The game itself is quite good, that's why it's so successful, although personally I find the building/editing to be too spammy and wish there was a limit to how many build actions players can make in a short amount of time. Nobody is pushing...
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    The most important PC games of the decade

    It was a sequel from 2007, not a remake, but they decided to include it as part of this list since Valve's decision to make the game free to play happened in 2011. Valve's decision to go F2P while providing frequent updates to the game apparently made the game 12x more profitable than with the...
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    Star Citizen Alpha 3.8 Live Now, Adding Tons of Content and Features

    The entire game's development funding is based on a giant P2W scheme. Even if they do release some sort of finished product they have already compromised the integrity of their multiplayer modes.
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    The most important PC games of the decade

    Lol, the most popular game in the world for 2+ years, available on all platforms, with the most aggressive content delivery schedule ever seen... And you want them to skip it on an important games of the decade list? It's not a best games of the decade list. Epic's update schedule alone makes...
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    Nvidia PhysX 5.0 Announcement

    Remember when Nvidia disabled PhysX at the driver level if an AMD card was detected, even if you had an Nvidia card installed for the purpose of PhysX? That put me off the company for a few years, but then AMD's high end performance dropped off a cliff so there wasn't really much of a choice.
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    Modern Warfare Will Show You Your Kill-Death Ratio For $20

    Activision and EA have been in a fuck-the-customer competition essentially since MW2 was released. For a while, the main difference was that EA was actually developing some pretty incredible games on Frostbyte while Activision was serving up yearly rehashes with N64 visuals. But both of these...
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    Path of Exile

    For anyone interested, Zizaran is running SSFHC "Awakener Kill" event: first to kill the new endgame boss "The Awakener" with a fully completed atlas wins $8,000. 30-day duration for the race. GGG also threw in some additional support with MTX prizes and some tracking infrastructure to track...
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    Starship Troopers : Terran Command

    Haha, I took the description from this Youtube video at face value, but it's the same sentiment: I never read the book but I quite enjoyed the movie.
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    Starship Troopers : Terran Command

    Bold to lead with visuals worse than the movie from 1996.
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    Nvidia study finds gamers have better K/D ratios at higher framerates

    A smoother experience, less blur with fast movement, etc.; I don't need to read an Nvidia "study" when these things are evident after watching anything on a high Hz monitor for 5 minutes. Higher FPS is a much more comfortable experience and comfort will help your K/D whether it's with controls...
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    EVGA NU Audio Pro

    I don't actually care, I just felt like pointing out what happens in pretty much every audio thread in the hopes that it might stop in this one... For the record, I think it's cool how invested and nuanced people can get with their audio setups. Personally I've still got an X-Fi Titanium HD in...
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    EVGA NU Audio Pro

    Jaded? I was interested in discussing the product since it's always interesting to see what's new in what has become something of a niche market. What I got was 2.5 pages of off-topic Head-Fi dick measuring.
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    Valve confirms Half-Life: Alyx

    The last tech I was an early adopter for was back when AMD released Eyefinity, and eventually Nvidia Surround. While great fun for a few years, game dev support, hardware requirements, and monitor upgrades eventually pushed me back to a single monitor. While there were many hiccups along the...
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    EVGA NU Audio Pro

    Ah, the two extremes of any audio card thread: - "I can't hear any differences, these earbuds I got with my ipod shuffle have always been good enough. Never owned a sound card and never will. You people are stupid for buying them." - "I would never use a soundcard, my $12,000 receiver is the...
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