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Nvidia's updated EULA aims to kill GeForce data centres and cheeky cloud gaming servicesNvidia's updated EULA aims to kill GeForce data centres and cheeky cloud gaming services
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One the one hand, this is an egregious abuse of market position that is unconscionably price-gouging companies who don't want to overpay for a fancy piece of over-engineering and a warranty. (I mean, what do Nvidia care what they do with it, once they've paid for it, as long as they aren't clamouring for a free replacement when one dies?)

On the other, I'm kind of relieved that gamers might still be able to get hold of gaming GPUs.Reply
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nVidea care because they made the Quadro series GPUs for these large data-tech companies. Heavy investments go into the research for the tech of these cards (being much further ahead of their time than any GeForce card) resulting in higher premiums to bring profits to them. With consumer cards demanding more each year (and nVidea fighting to balance against AMDs offering) the GeForce series is progressing far faster than the Quadro series, leaving a far smaller market than they need.


I completely agree with you though, this is abuse of power, forcing datacenters to pay the premium so the rest of us to get more competitive/affordable GPUs down the line. The problem is when a datacenter sets up shop, they'll need hundreds of GPUs. It's kind of hard to get an order of such magnitude past nVidea without them noticing, so it's not like they'll have a choice but to either pay the premium or take a look at the less-competitive alternatives.


Most companies will probably opt to pay the Quadro premium, as it'll be better for them in the long-run to be able to compete with other Quadro companies (and out-do those who chose AMD instead) than it would to lose shares with smaller/weaker datacenters. nVidea are profiteering out of this, nothing more. Just got to love shady business practices.

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2 Weeks ago
Valve are still a force for experimental games, even if they're not actually making themValve are still a force for experimental games, even if they're not actually making them
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As long as it is a hiatus, and not a permanent thing.
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Jezcentral commented on
1 Month ago
Star Citizen's lawyers say Crytek lawsuit "sacrifices legal sufficiency for loud publicity"Star Citizen's lawyers say Crytek lawsuit "sacrifices legal sufficiency for loud publicity"
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Have Crytek just realised they have finally run out of money, and need to win this court case to get their next game out of the gate? They seem in a very precarious position, and to run this court case AND develop a game would be a big ask even for a company that didn't have their financial problems.
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Jezcentral commented on
2 Months ago
Splash Damage are making a third-person survival horror gameSplash Damage are making a third-person survival horror game
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Wut? Dirty Bomb STILL isn't fully released? I first played it years ago!
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2 Months ago
AMD's next-gen EPYC server chips may have triple-digit thread countsAMD's next-gen EPYC server chips may have triple-digit thread counts
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At last, reading about CPUs is exciting again, and makes me feel like I'm living in a sci-fi novel.Reply
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This year has certainly shaken up the CPU market, it's great to finally see some competition back in the market. Let's hope it continues.

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3 Months ago
Making it in Unreal: how Tether takes from the best of immersive simsMaking it in Unreal: how Tether takes from the best of immersive sims
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Excellent work from the team there! (Note to PCGamesN, "keep Tether’s frame rate *low*"? High, surely?).Reply
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You've spotted our deliberate error! You are now a level 2 engine-wrangler.


(Buh, cheers)

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4 Months ago
A UK indie team are developing a battle royale game four times the size of PUBGA UK indie team are developing a battle royale game four times the size of PUBG
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It's not that much longer. If everyone kills somebody every 5 mins, than the games will only take 10 mins longer. (Not being a PUGB player, I don't know how realistic that is, but it is still only 2 kill-generations until you are down from 400 to 100.
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5 Months ago
Fornite players are being gifted 15 loot box Llamas worth $15Fornite players are being gifted 15 loot box Llamas worth $15
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Technically, you're paying for a load of loot from the store. They aren't charging you money for early access to a free game (per se).

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Can you play without this purchase? No , ergo you are paying for the game.

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8 Months ago
 Sunless Sea’s writer is working on a questline in the next Dragon Age Sunless Sea’s writer is working on a questline in the next Dragon Age
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Thank God, DA is seeing another game (I'm assuming it's not a DA Tactics game).Reply
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They should have just let it die after Inquisition. I bet he is writing great quest about collecting all the crystals you find ;P

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Jezcentral replied to a question on the XCOM 2 Review
9 Months ago
XCOM 2 review snippet Are the aliens in XCOM 2 scary?
Scary and unknown. The first time a Sectopod unfolds over you, or a Gatekeeper lets off a shot is like the first time you saw a Blaster Bomb explosion from the first game (the one with the hyphen).
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Jezcentral replied to a question on the Chime Review
11 Months ago
Chime review snippet How good is the Chime soundtrack?
It's a music game, so it needs to have a good soundtrack that works with the gameplay., and it does.
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