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Nvidia and AMD next-gen GPUs might come with USB-C for the virtual reality one percentNvidia and AMD next-gen GPUs might come with USB-C for the virtual reality one percent
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Well it's not like second generation VR headsets weren't going to require the latest high-end GPU anyway...
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Old School Runescape pulled offline after destroying its own economyOld School Runescape pulled offline after destroying its own economy
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This year I spent a lot of time playing a multiplayer game that "did not" rollback after making this kind of mistake : I dumped it.
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2 Days ago
Vague pre-order release dates are now illegal in GermanyVague pre-order release dates are now illegal in Germany
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I think what matters, is that your online purchase retraction delay starts ticking out only after the game is delivered (on schedule or not), instead of as soon as the game is pre-puchased : Does it work like that ?
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1 Month ago
AMD Zen 2 launching with a 16-core CPU would be dumbAMD Zen 2 launching with a 16-core CPU would be dumb
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As a gamer what I'd need is an asymmetric CPU, with one 'super core' dedicated to running the main application/game thread, and the rest of the cores running slower and with less and slower cache per core.

Basically what I need for Windows gaming is a directX oriented CPU.
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Without a real solution AMD think gamers ought to be part of the cryptocurrency problemWithout a real solution AMD think gamers ought to be part of the cryptocurrency problem
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How long does it take for a GPU to become too inefficient to continue bitmining with ?Reply
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would depend how long it takes them to make more than the cost of the hardware, but they are likely to be reselling the old cards and picking up the new to keep with the top end of the curve so for AMD it is likely big income.


the people who lose are likely the people who buy the cars second hand as even 6 months cryptocurrency mining would likely be the equivalent of several years in the average gaming PC, meaning the cards on a use standpoint would be much older than they seem. would be like buying a 6 month old car with 40k miles on it over a 2 year old car with 10k miles on it.

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7 Months ago
StarCraft Pro 'Larva' faces ban after pretending to nap during a matchStarCraft Pro 'Larva' faces ban after pretending to nap during a match
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When it comes to gaming, South Korea is a Legendary country that puts lesser legends the rest...

And by the way, the real news here is not about Zotiac groveling on the (single available) china social network for failing produce a chinese winner, it's about : Congratulations to “Larva” Hong Gyu for winning... hands down.

PS : I'm not South Korean. But when I go losing a tournament fair and square, I'd rather congratulate the winner then go blame him for being too strong.Reply
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Chinese vs Korean animosity has a long and tired history. It's not surprising that a Chinese company hosting an event in (practically) China having their Chinese champion destroyed by a Korean would behave this way.

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Killing Floor: Incursion for the Oculus Rift is out nowKilling Floor: Incursion for the Oculus Rift is out now
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And it comes with a true horror story : It fails to include free locomotion, if only as an option.

Which for a ~1 year old VR user is about as fun as having to play a FPS on a keyboard without any mouse support : You'll spend more time cursing the controls then enjoying the AAA graphics.

Instead of a 10% discount, I suggest pricing the game at 36$ and selling a free locomotion DLC for 4$ (if not the other way around).Reply
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It includes full locomotion and was confirmed at least two weeks ago (one week prior to your post). There's some places you need to get with teleporting though but shouldn't ruin your experience.

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11 Months ago
Room-scale VR is all very well, but my room apparently isn't to scaleRoom-scale VR is all very well, but my room apparently isn't to scale
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Have you tried using selfie sticks instead of tripods (on the CV1) ? I did and it works great for me :)Reply
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A smart idea, but how would I control the game with both hands occupied?

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11 Months ago
Oh crap... the AMD Vega is “insanely good” at cryptocurrency miningOh crap... the AMD Vega is “insanely good” at cryptocurrency mining
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Why doesn't AMD let those miners buy all the cards they can ?

It creates volumes to bring their production cost down, and once they end up sold back on ebay they will speed up the adoption rate of higher GPUs by game developers, so that games end up with higher graphic settings instead of running at 200+ FPS.

How about this : AMD sell them at twice the price to miners, and for every GPU they sell they hand out a free GPU through a lottery :)Reply
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AMD aren't really that bothered who buys their cards, it all ends up on their bottom line. The same goes for the partner boards manufactures, for the most part, except it does nothing for their brand recognition in the wider market.

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