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    Half Life 2 Path Tracing Mod Highly Praised for Adding Extra Visual Flair

    I love this new trend - the best thing is, we don't have to pay for a half-baked remake of a game and since it's just a mod not a paid product, the Publishing company can't send a cease/desist to stop the development of a mod. Everybody wins (and the mod developer is a hero - btw, this is nice...
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    Steam 2023 Spring sale is here! Spring sale runs from March 16 to March 23rd 2023, 10 AM PST

    Say what you will about NMS it's not Abandonware - they literally took the money and....stayed in the office for years while they tried to honor their customers
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    Dell has refurbished AW3423DWF for $655

    Guys reading this - I waited for years before I bit the bullet and got a copy of Display Fusion - it IS worth it - I like it a lot more than the fancy zones stuff -
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    NVIDIA Readying 10GB, 12GB, and 16GB Variants of RTX 4070

    VR I think will change this. Of course, that's a complex hardware game but the bottom line is where the average gamer wouldn't need more than a 4K monitor, a "mainstream" VR headset is going to need 8K just to do 4k in each eye. I've thrown 8K textures down in VR and they do make a difference...
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    Crucial 4TB p3 NVME $250 at Amazon ($210 at Adorama!)

    I recently got a Crucial p3+ and it was gen 4 - very fast - i didn't spend the same as the 4tb WD 850X, so I have it used as a cloud drive (not a lot of writing, just as redundancy)
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    Creative founder Sim Wong Hoo, the man behind Sound Blaster, has died.

    I remember I had a CL Voip phone in the early-mid 90's - this was in the 'golden age of telcom' with all the long-distance phone commericials - you could use the internet to make phone calls and I believe I had it BEFORE we had broadband at our house. I always thought it was such a big deal...
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    WTB: RTX 4090 FE

    I'd pay 1800 for a founder's edition now - Nvidia will release more stock in new year (forget my previous comment, I'm doing a custom loop)
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    WTB: RTX 4090 FE

    Not sure if I should make a new post but I'd pay a bit extra for a 4090 with an AIO cooler, like the MSI Suprim one
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    Razor Kishi Game Controller for Android Phone (USB-C) $30 bucks (normally like 60-70)

    I've been carrying the same Kishi in a bag just floating around with other stuff in there. (work at a fire dept every 3rd day) - I've carried it for like 18 months - I hardly ever play it but when I do it works fine - I noticed once I knocked off the trigger buttons but I blame that on my poor...
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    Razor Kishi Game Controller for Android Phone (USB-C) $30 bucks (normally like 60-70) I have one of these - build quality is excellent - only thing that can suck is if you have a case - but if you are into the emulator...
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    Valve to Face Antitrust Lawsuit Over Steam Gaming Platform

    You aren't wrong - I am thinking of Discord from maybe 3 years ago, not the mess it has become.
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    Valve to Face Antitrust Lawsuit Over Steam Gaming Platform

    Initially I felt the same way - but now I think Epic is taking the extremely long view. Take it this way: HOW would you possibly begin to compete with Steam, honestly, as an actual platform? Forget niche DRMs like Origin, I'm talking an entire platform. Here's when it changed my mind - after...
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    Valve to Face Antitrust Lawsuit Over Steam Gaming Platform

    I would be extremely surprised if was something provable as a policy of Valve - at the most, some manager might have intimated TOS violations which would get them delisted but there's not going to be anything listed as "If you sell your game somewhere else, we will delist you." They would have...
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    converting a WD 3.5" 14 TB external drive to 4K sectors

    Why wouldn't you shuck this bad boy - I just picked up, probably the same same one as you? Then you have a sata connection instead of USB
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    [H]OT!!! Neo Forza FAYE 32GB CL19 (2x16GB) DDR4 4400 ($120 shipped)

    Yeah, I knew it was a gamble - here's the thing - it IS running at what appears to be the same speed as the other kit I had, which was a 4 x 8 gb of 3200 Corsair - but I wanted 64 gb. Maybe someone else can figure out a way.
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    [H]OT!!! Neo Forza FAYE 32GB CL19 (2x16GB) DDR4 4400 ($120 shipped)

    Before I had some 3200 ram, that measured 1600 Mhz of course, - so if this is advertised as 4400, it is reading 900 less than it should - I've swapped it out a handful of times -I haven't messed with XMP before but tried it a few times - so far I could never get this to boot to the ratedd 4400...
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    [H]OT!!! Neo Forza FAYE 32GB CL19 (2x16GB) DDR4 4400 ($120 shipped)

    A few reviews state the memory can't be mixed reliably, even with the same kit. I ordered 2, going for 64 gb, so we'll see... hopefully the issues stem from OCing, which linked review says these have issues with. (Fine by me)
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    Creative Labs Refurbs. G5, G6, X3, AE-5. $69.99-$99.99

    Any reason I wouldn't pony up 20 bucks and get the g6?
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    new to VR and looking for purchase recommendations

    If you can afford it, the Index is still an awesome piece of tech - I use it as a VR developer - but like others have said, Quest 2 is a good starting point until you know VR is for you
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    New OLED Nintendo Switch dropping October 8th

    Ah! We fell for it - the old bait and...switch I'll show myself out now
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    My GTX 1080 has died

    All I can say is, good luck OP - I feel for you. This would suck any normal year but it's even shittier because of the bullshit scalpers/miners. I hope it works out for you - I've got a 1080 TI and I might just repaste it just as a precaution, it's certainly been long enough
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    Various Star Wars games on sale on Steam, GoG, Microsoft Store, Epic

    The nostalgia is real - I remember staying out all night playing this game, using force choke and just dropping people off the walkways on that one map with nothing but pits and walkways. I think you could make an entire game with just that gameplay mechanism (Force Unleash got somewhat there)
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    Best bang for buck 49 inch? (Light gamer, more for productivity/development (non color corr)

    Decided against the huge display and picked up a 34 Dark Matter - it's like 3440 x 1440 - this is not my main setup in any case, and I might toss a 2nd monitor in portrait mode, if I need to do that? Most games have locked FPS option so if I need to I can set that; I'm fine with 60 fps.... I...
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    Best bang for buck 49 inch? (Light gamer, more for productivity/development (non color corr)

    I'm thinking of upgrading from my current setup, a 32 QHD HP Omen with a 27 inch FHD Dell monitor on each side. While I used to game back in the day and occasionally still do, my standards were such that I never really felt the need for more than 60 FPS - generally I try to follow the "unseen...
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    Record Anomalous Nernst Conductivity

    You wouldn't download Uranium 238...would you?
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    Rage 2 (Epic Store 02/18- 02/25)

    They are taking the long-view and I think it will actually work to some affect - what is Steam making every year, with little effort on Valve's part? is it 4 billion now? Probably more. Epic wants a piece of that and they'll get it - the hardest part was getting peoplse to install new software...
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    Steelcase Leap V2? (NEW OPEN BOX) $299.11

    the most important thing out of everything here is to check the label of the chair in the back for its manufacture date - because that's the timeframe of your warranty - Steelcase will honor it and most likely the manufacture date is not the beginning of your warranty that's when it was first...
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    A Physicist Has Worked Out The Math That Makes 'Paradox-Free' Time Travel Plausible

    Dark is right. It's still unsettling to me to confront this - I got a little into mindfulness meditation, and the more aware you are of the absolute spontaneity of your thoughts, the more you see how little free will you actually have. Even reading this statement, your reaction - if it matches...
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    CYBERPUNK 2077 US$43.99 / $41.79 with code

    On an electronic copy??? What is this company, Nvidia? (yes I know software != hardware but I don't believe their supply problems were involuntary by any means.
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    scalpers starting to return cards LOL

    I hope all scalpers die or change. That might sound harsh, let's be honest, I don't game like I used to and don't "need" the card so it's not like it's affecting me much. But the type of person who looks at that situation and thinks, how can I unfairly take advantage of this system? I'm not...
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    [TechSpot] Quad 3090 tested in a workstation

    Saw this - apparently it's mostly the power draw, I would have thought more issues from the software side but I guess not. I'm still not convinced, since the article says they aren't offering quad builds to most customers. All they said was you need a 20 amp circuit, that's not a huge problem...
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    Sony LISTENS to Voice Chats to Scan for 'TOXICITY' in Latest PS4 Update?!

    I go back and forth with this. It's like the anti-bullying stuff I see in schools. Part of me thinks we are coddling the kids. But the, I think, sensible part of me rightly asks the questions, "wait, am I just LETTING a bully beat up a kid, just to help make him tough? surely there's a better...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Ask to meet them you'd like to buy one and just don't show. Fuck those people. And WTF MC, why didn't you limit your supply?
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    All the nice people who get cancer and then you have this asshat. I get it, people will do it, but don't brag about it.
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    3080 Review Date and 3070 Release Date

    And what where they going to do to curb traders and bitcoin miners? How are they ensuring that everyone will get a chance to get one?
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    Fusion Power Breakthrough: New Method for Eliminating Damaging Heat Bursts in Toroidal Tokamaks

    I'm glad someone was here to post this. This guy does a decent job of explaining what's going on, if this breakthrough is substantial, he'll probably do an update.
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    A 'consciousness conductor' synchronizes and connects mouse brain areas

    I think this is important to remember but I also think you aren't allowing for the outliers that push the boundaries. We are learning more about the brain and our concept of "free will" is starting to erode but we are understand much more about what "pushes OUR buttons." An AI won't fatigue or...
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    A 'consciousness conductor' synchronizes and connects mouse brain areas

    But Galileo wasn't asking permission to mess with the sun's orbit or something that could kill everyone. Heresy/faith is not the leading wall being imposed here. My question is, how difficult is it to simply have a shackled, rate-limited AI? Can't you control the actual cycle rate of the CPU...
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    Vintage Doom Mail Order

    You guys remember having to configure your dialup modem to play coop/vs on Doom? I still can't remember how my friend and I figured it out, without the use of any search engine.