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    Forgot the password? Your device is bricked.

    Just checked, and the only recent thing regarding account security is: https://www.ccpc.ie/consumers/2019/08/29/new-eu-law-to-change-how-you-bank-and-shop-online-are-you-ready/ Guess what: you're spreading a load of bull manure. For example, the only change for me is that I will require 2 step...
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    QuakeCon 2019 Keynote Featuring Doom Eternal

    Unfortunately, they're not the ones who get to decide on whether to put that in the games.
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    The C64 is a full-sized Commodore 64 reboot, coming December 2019

    It's 115 euro, so likely to be around $115 in the US (taxes and exchange rates basically cancel each other out) Fairly hefty, but not too ludicrous for an arm based emulation box.
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    Nintendo announces Switch Lite handheld, $199

    It'll sell fine at $199. There's this obscure little title getting released in November, Pocket-something.
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    Google Partners with AMD for Google Stadia Game Streaming Service

    In the case of google, they're after all that sweet, sweet gaming data.
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    Atari VCS Is Powered by 14nm AMD Ryzen APU with Radeon Vega Graphics

    I distinctly recall them also claiming at that time that a ryzen chip would not give a significant improvement in performance due to the thermal and power envelope. The modern atari is a nostalgia-milking company which, I get the impression, has no clue what is involved in actually getting a...
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    Get Ready for Targeted Ads on Your Smart TV

    I'd still keep the smart functions in a separate box and get the tv based on other priorities (latency, reliability, wake-up time) Those "smart" thingies will need replacement a lot faster than the screen (due to outdated software) , better to replace just that small box (at a fraction of the...
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    Microsoft Proves the Critics Right: We're Heading toward a Chrome-Only Web

    That's all fine and dandy until you discover your fork doesn't work well with most websites, due to aforementioned engine (as implemented by microsoft and google) exclusivity.
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    Anthem Is a Buggy Mess

    Because none of that really matters: it's EA that calls the shots and they have axed development studios for lesser failures, or even for not being successful enough (according to EAs standards, to boot).
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    Activision Blizzard Layoffs May Cause Key Talent to Leave

    I suspect it's not only the layoffs, but the systematic reduction of spending on game development by activision-blizzard-king. Despite all the talk of increased cost of game development. The Superbunnyhop video on tax evasions had a rather enlightening section on that: The problem is not that...
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    KOTOR II Designer/Writer Chris Avellone Helped Write Respawn's "Jedi: Fallen Order"

    Unfortunately, it'll likely be EA'd. Seriously, as a mental exercise: imagine how EA would fuck up any narratively focussed game that was successfully released by the competition.
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    Windows 10: New Study Shows Home Edition Users Are Baffled by Updates

    If the update process wasn't broken, it wouldn't matter that people skipped that many updates. On top of that, they wouldn't even be skipping them at all. The fundamental problem, of windows updates interfering with normal usage, has never been addressed. Indeed, it's not even acknowledged...
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    Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed on April 13

    Awaiting it with bated breath. The shit-storm that's almost sure to surround the game, that is.
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    Vox Media Goes After YouTubers That Mocked The Verge PC Build Video

    I feel a bit weird saying this, being a European (so somewhat sceptical of "US suing culture"), but: either youtube and/or the affected youtubers really should sue for damages.
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    Adobe Considers Using Custom ARM Chips

    A usb stick? I suspect that they're thinking more in the line of having their chips built into the devices (phones, tablets, or even cameras).
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    Electronic Arts Stock Falls 14% After Missing Q3 2019 Earnings Estimate

    Game company executives who concentrate on that likely have a nice warm seat reserved for them in hell, where they are going to be forced to play their companies games forever.
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    Firefox 66 to Block Audible Sound from Autoplay Video and Audio by Default

    Disagree completely: autoplay should be disabled by default. Even for legit uses of autoplay, there's too many reasons, varying from bothering others in public spaces to bandwith usage to have audio/video streaming from sites without specific user approval. Even for the deaf and blind this will...
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    Windows Audio Is Getting DTS:X and Dolby Atmos Upgrades

    And eax was a step down from a3d.
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    How Well Do FreeSync Monitors Work with NVIDIA GPUs?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it be extremely weird if adaptive sync did negatively affect lag and/or gpu side processing?
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    USB-C Audio Is "Dead"

    Meh, for me BT audio quality would be perfectly fine for my usage: listening to podcasts and the like on my stereo. ... My decades old stereo, that I am not going to replace just because the latest gadget requires BT to connect. Which, despite claims that only audiophiles would prefer the...
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    Wi-Charge Uses Invisible Infrared Beams to Charge Devices

    The whole point of the technology is that they're using aimed beams of light, not a room filling light bulb. It's still going to be ludicrously inefficient, though. Probably not very useful for charging phones (not much difference between finding and plugging in a "solar cell" or a charger)...
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    Bungie Inks Deal to Leave Activision While Maintaining Control of Destiny

    Depends on the details of the deal; Bungie should have the clout to get away with promising modest (but almost certain) return on investment. Whether they did or not (or even wanted to) is, naturally, a different question.
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    Future Windows 10 Builds Will Reserve Storage and Tabulate It

    Like that creepy "study user behaviour" solution to schedule the updates at more convenient times, this is another band-aid solution which does not address the fundamental problem: the entire windows update process is a broken mess.
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    Microsoft Wants to Kill Passwords, Starting with Windows 10

    That one would be rather more difficult to remember with very little improvement in security, which I guess was the point of the post you quoted.
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    Blizzard Entertainment Has Paid 100 Customer Service Employees to Voluntarily Quit

    It's worse: there's someone behind the wheel, but he's seen a big wad of cash hanging over the edge of a cliff. He has just determined the right speed to reach it...
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    Ark Survival Evolved on Switch Brings Back Retro Gaming Memories

    Not quite: not only have the sales of consoles been great, it also has a high rate of "games sold per console". Does it have all games? No. Does it need all (or even: most) games to be a success? Also: no!
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    Ubisoft Shows Off Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gameplay

    Let me guess: open world game?
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    Anthem Alpha Streamer Loses Entire EA Origin Library after Breaking NDA

    Possibly, it isn't. However, very few people are ready to take on a multi-billion corporation to test this in court. Not only because of the financial risk, but also because of the time, possible negative publicity, and general damage to one's mental state.
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    Blood Set to Return in Remaster of Gory '90s Shooter

    Published by atari; so it's likely to be underfunded and released prematurely.
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    Huawei is in Trouble

    Oh, piss off. The Russian government was denying moving troops into there right up to the moment they annexed it. It was a blatant power move aimed at nato enchroachment into Russia's traditional sphere of influence, and if you believe otherwise I've got some real estate on the moon I'd like to...
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    Rockstar Intends to Address Red Dead Redemption 2's Economy

    "Free" being the operative word - and from what I understand, the gameplay is truly free, none of that pay-to-win Rockstar multiplayer is (in) famous for.
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    Rockstar Intends to Address Red Dead Redemption 2's Economy

    After all, got to generate that sweet, sweet "pride and accomplishment".
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    Microsoft Commits to Providing the U.S. Military Access to All of Its Technology

    That's an extremely ignorant, stupid, and short sighted argument.
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    The U.S. Supreme Court Debates Taking Apple App Store Antitrust Case

    I suspect that apple just doesn't have the market share for the store exclusivity to be a legal problem.
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    "God of War" Creator Slams AAA Games and Their Repetitiveness

    Unfortunately, those companies are likely to be able to survive a crash.
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    Over 560,000 Tricked Into Downloading Malware from Google Play

    On top of all that, it used to be fairly safe to use paid applications. However, I've recently noticed a worrying tendency of those to get "updated" with ads and in-app purchases and the like.
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    Ubisoft: "If Players Didn't Buy Loot Boxes/Crates, They Would Not Be Added"

    This is a big load of bollocks and they know it: even if 99.99% of players "simply" didn't buy crates, ubisoft would still be adding them, potentially harming the experience for the great majority of players to sell to that 0.01 percent.
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