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    NVIDIA Ampere GPUs to feature 2x performance than the RTX 20 series, PCIe 4.0, up to 826 mm² dies and 20 GB of VRAM

    The bigger question for me is cost. If they can even do 50% increase in performance over current RTX, then I will likely buy. The question then comes down to will it come with a price bump. If so, then that opens it back up. I am currently in a holding pattern for a new PC, waiting on Zen 3...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    Yeah, i have found that the distress beacon maps will sometimes get you a new ship. One time i thought i was about to get a really nice looking ship, only for it to tell me i needed to talk to the guy siting near the ship. I helped him with repairs and he took off. No new ship. Sometimes it...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    Agreed on the ship controls being counter intuitive to people who have played other "flight" games. The first few times i took off in the ship, i spent a good portion of my time spinning around out of control and doing rolls all the time. I have gotten better now and can actually take out 3 or...
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    Raspberry Pi 4

    Does the 2GB memory version still outperform the 4GB version? I was waiting until a new variant came out that fixed the USB-C wiring not being to spec, but it looks like that may not be coming any time soon (plus it still works as long as you have good cables)
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    Ironically, after posting this, I ended up finding 2 new ships, both through getting distress signals on a planet (usually from finding a facility on it first, and answering the question correctly got me the distress beacon). I had tried googling, and the suggestion i found was to fly over...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    So what is the best way to get new ships? I found one on a planet and fixed it up. I got another (a freighter) through warping into a system and saving the ship. I am guessing getting future ships will not be quite as simple.
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    Yea my TV is hooked up to a receiver and 5.1 surround sound.
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    Got to the Nexus last night, and got a new ship. I left my original ship on the planet, but there is no indicator as to where, so i gave up after flying around the planet for 20 minutes trying to find the location again. I later learned you can mark a spot on a planet, but it was too late by...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    This is why i buy the majority of my games with them. The only reason I bought from Steam this time was 1) Multiplayer with a larger pool of potential people, which looks like it could be helpful for at least one of the things i saw in Nexus last night. 2) Linux compatibility (and without...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    Hah, i don't think the tutorial / guided progression mentions this. I do feel like I am cheating when landing in this game, since it does it all for you. I did get pretty good at coming in hot to a landing platform and sticking the landing in Elite Dangerous, but it had its moments of panic...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    I stayed up far later than I really had wanted to last night playing this. I finished getting a warp drive, and went back to my base to create additional warp drive fuel, because the initial refuel did not seem to give much and i like to have backup just in case. Of course in the process I...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    I bought it on Steam (the multiplayer potential kinda helped with that choice) and am up to the second planet now. Inventory management is already a pain, i need more inventory slots. It kinda feels like a Fortnite/Minecraft hybrid from the building perspective. Also i think I just made one of...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    It is now on sale on both Steam and GOG. I usually prefer to buy on GOG, but am leaning towards using Steam because it simplifies things a lot when trying to run in Linux. Any reason to not go with the Steam version? I will be picking it up tonight on one of the two.
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    Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    I agree some of the Linux sub-communities can be elitist. Usually this is just a few of the people, and others will actually be helpful. I have gone to the OS subforum here and asked Linux related questions and have received a huge amount of help when I was stuck. I have also found that going...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    So would this be closer to a Subnautica then? Just with the environment being space instead of undersea. Also, I think the lack of anything beyond flying around and trying to complete missions has burned me out on E:D. Flying around and doing some combat is fun, but it is better as a thing to...
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    No Man's Sky - a procedurally generated sand box space exploration game

    This game has me intrigued enough now that I will likely buy it the next time i see one of the 50% off sales for it (which for a while there were like every other week). I had hoped it would be a good alternative to Elite:Dangerous to play with my HOTAS setup, but I think the ground base...
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    System shock 3 Cancelled?

    I too get rolled by a 13 yr old stepson. I think i could do better in Fortnite if it did not have the whole building piece to it. I am OK in a firefight, but trying to do two things at once (firefight + build things while they are also shooting and building) is where it falls apart for me.
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    I accidentally broke a $2500 video card... like an idiot

    Caught my 6 yr old watching "Minecraft" Youtube videos this past weekend. Apparently actually bringing information is not the reason these people make videos, it is to draw attention to themselves by being as "Extra" as possible. "Extra" it seems is kid-speak for "extra annoying", but it seems...
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    System shock 3 Cancelled?

    Hey, I resemble this remark! I may not be as quick as i was in my younger years, but like in sports, i know ways to even the playing field a bit.
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    It Seems A Playable Build Of StarCraft Ghost Has Leaked

    I can see why they killed it. It looks like just another shooter to try to fit into a space that, while not as bloated as it is now, already had plenty of options back in 2005. I think this was console only as well.
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    OpenShift is Now Generally Available on IBM Z. That’s Kind of a Big Deal…

    It sounds good, but I am still working on trying to conceptualize how i would move my current 3 tier apps (both COTS and custom web based) to this new "Server-less" architecture approach.
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    Study uncovers new electronic state of matter

    I get it. I am feeling the same way trying to understand your formatting.
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    IRS quietly deletes guideline that Fortnite virtual currency must be reported on tax returns

    You cannot expect logical reasoning for this stuff from people who only know two things 1) People are becoming millionaires from playing Video Games 2) Their grandkids talk about and watch this game called Fortnite, which is apparently really big.
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    A mysterious deep space radio burst is sending signals to Earth every 16 days

    Not sure how I was the first to post this.....
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    Games that should be revived...

    Just like with WC3 Reforged, I would worry about any revival of classic games, because most of the games mentioned were from before the focus on making every game a grind with microtransactions. With EA, I would imagine KOTOR 3 will end up where you have to get different lightsaber colors and...
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    Cliff Bleszinski openly admits going woke can hurt games.

    Each had their place. I played a ton of Bombing Run back in the day.
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    Warcraft III: Reforged is the World's Worst User-Reviewed Videogame

    Missed opportunity to create an ongoing income opportunity. Now that WC3 Custom Content is owned by them, they can charge you for new "custom" game modes and other previously user created/free things. These remakes are just a way to add micro-transactions to classic games from before this...
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    Warcraft III: Reforged is the World's Worst User-Reviewed Videogame

    I think at this point, companies are just poking things to see how far they can go and get away with things. All they had to do was improve the graphics of the original game, including cutscenes/movies, and they would have had a win. Instead they purposely crippled the old version, removing...
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    A Windows Gamer tries Manjaro

    What problems did you have with Manjaro and Steam? I know I did have a few issues at first. After install, the games originally acted like they could not find the install folder. I also had to change the Steamplay to use a different version of Proton. Other than that, I have not had any issues.
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    GeForce NOW Open for All

    Given recent reports about ISPs (Comcast and AT&T called out specifically) have been actually cutting investment into infrastructure, this is definitely a concern. Perhaps this will result in improvements to compression. It would definitely be so "American" for people to not buy a gaming PC...
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    Which distro to install on IBM ThinkPad x41 (Centrino 1.5Ghz/1.5GB RAM)? Want to learn Linux on it..

    Speaking from experience on this.... Figure out what you want to do with the thing. I have 5 odd laptops sitting around that I have thrown linux on. Thing is, they were so old (p4 era, with one early core 2 era) that once I got Linux up and working on it... I was just kinda done. You can look...
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    A Windows Gamer tries Manjaro

    did you get KOTOR installed and working? I am fighting through trying to get it to work. I can only play in window mode, or else buttons do not work. Also not sure how to go about applying the Widescreen fix, as everything seems to be Windows-based (as well as all of the user created stuff...
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    Corsair RMx. Any reason to not buy 850 if it's cheaper than 650?

    Wow, good info. I am waiting on the Ryzen 4000 series to build my next rig, but was debating on going ahead and grabbing a 1kW PSU now. Maybe i should wait a bit to make sure that even makes sense.
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    Corsair RMx. Any reason to not buy 850 if it's cheaper than 650?

    Are you referring to the 850 being gold rated vs platinum rated for the 750? Otherwise, I thought the prevailing wisdom was that between two similar rating PSUs/other things being equal, it is better to buy the one with the higher wattage as it means the PSU will not have to do as much work to...
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    Ubisoft question

    log into your ubisoft account directly (dont use email links) and change password/add 2FA. I have received all sorts of messages to log into accounts to fix "x", and i always delete them. If you have 2FA enabled, you should be able to safely ignore / delete those emails.
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    Farming Simulator

    yeeehaw
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    Small ATX case help

    Agreed on Define C. This is the case I will be using for my next build. It seems to hit the right balance of noise vs cooling performance and is small enough to be easily hidden or blended into the environment. I have hit the point now where i want my PC(s) somewhere out of the way and inaudible.
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    CBS Makes Star Trek: Picard Pilot Free On YouTube 'For a Limited Time'

    So basically Thanos vs "The Mandarin" in Iron Man 2
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    CacheOut is the Latest Speculative Execution Attack for Intel Processors

    Likely the same reason people spend hours watching people play a game instead of playing it themselves, why they spend hours on their phones "liking" pictures or posts by other people instead of going out and actually living life themselves.
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    CacheOut is the Latest Speculative Execution Attack for Intel Processors

    90% of the public pay more attention to the Kardashian (sp?) family and their daily habits than this stuff about things they do not understand. They just want a cheap PC for when they are charging their phones
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