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6 Days ago
Rob Beckett's Playing for Time is a TV comedy tour of gaming historyRob Beckett's Playing for Time is a TV comedy tour of gaming history
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People being paid to play games for other peoples viewing pleasure, whatever next!
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SkankwOn responded to Dave James comment in
1 Week ago
Nvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continuesNvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continues
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I need your optimism! :)


I'd love Intel to create a genuine alternative 'third-way' to the Nvidia / AMD graphics card hegemony, but I've been burned on their discrete GPU promises in the past. And even if Raja can do the impossible and bring Intel up to speed with the two main players it's going to be a good few years before we see that relationship bear fruit.


I did miss the subtle suggestion by Samsung that they'd be hitting the discrete GPU market, though I expect they're more interested in looking at another dedicated ASIC that is able to capture GPU mining rather than a chip that's capable of running game code.


However, if they offer up some slack in the gaming GPU market that would be a god-send! Again, though, it wouldn't be for years - making a competitive discrete GPU isn't easy, just ask the Larrabee engineers.

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Raja hardly left AMD on a high though - Vega was a real damp squib!

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Nvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continuesNvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continues
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Exactly!


Off topic - Is your profiles page bugged? Tried to change avatar and it won't accept a file or from Steam?


That's right I just made site maintenance YOUR dept Dave! :p

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Aww, thanks! I'll have a looksee ;)

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Nvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continuesNvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continues
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I'm never buying a second-hand GPU, you just don't know how it's been used for sure...Reply
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And if it's one that pops up after a crypto-crash you know it's probably been utterly thrashed.

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SkankwOn commented on
2 Weeks ago
Are Microsoft buying Valve? Gabe Newell says 'Not that I'm aware of'Are Microsoft buying Valve? Gabe Newell says 'Not that I'm aware of'
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Well, they don't come much bigger than this, luckily I always have some salt to spare. I think EA is a better fit for M$ though, they run their businesses in a similar fashion. If M$ bought Valve and therefore Steam, I can see PC gamers heading over to GoG in their droves!

BTW - Rumours* (Sorry, but I could've sworn this was a UK-based site). :p
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4 Weeks ago
This PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds video doesn't make it look esports-readyThis PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds video doesn't make it look esports-ready
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The game honestly confuses me.


I understood its early popularity, despite the state it was in. It was fresh and new, still fun, with the hope of improving and being cleaned up. Yeah, that still really hasn't happened yet.


I don't understand the appeal of shoddy development. It's as if the game's popularity itself and staggering population are an indication that despite its flaws, it's ok to play. "Hey, thousands of others are still playing so they must not mind."


I'm not sure I'll ever return to it. The game should be in a much better state than it is, and for whatever reason they seem incapable of polish.

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Unfortunately, as the article already points out, there are fundamental flaws in this game as a functional shooter.


That's beyond "polish" - it's papering over the cracks,

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2 Months ago
Intel's Inside program getting cut would hit us right in the wallet with a PC price hikeIntel's Inside program getting cut would hit us right in the wallet with a PC price hike
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AMD Affiliated.

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Do AMD have the budget themselves for large-scale marketing across a broad range of OEMs and system builders? I'm not so sure - at least not to the same scale as Intel so far.


This potential move by Intel will likely aid AMD however, levelling the playing field to some degree, and possibly opening new marketing channels to team red.

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Sadly, the Belgium Government has not yet declared loot boxes gamblingSadly, the Belgium Government has not yet declared loot boxes gambling
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If governmental departments and international news agencies are picking up on loot boxes, then I think there's some substance to the claims! Jeez, give it up EA you got found out.Reply
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"Video games? Loot boxes? Tell me why I should care, Simmons."


"We can tax it."


"Hold all my calls."

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3 Months ago
Battlefront 2 once featured an Overwatch-style mode with cosmetic loot boxesBattlefront 2 once featured an Overwatch-style mode with cosmetic loot boxes
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You know the worst part for me personally - Trying to explain to my ten-year-old son why I won't buy SWBF2!

EA and Blizzard are now being investigated in Belgium as to why 12-rated games have gambling in them, BBC news are picking up on this shit and still EA insist that loot boxes aren't a form of gamblingReply
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Buy KOTOR 1 and 2 on Steam or iPad,will do the same job

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