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  1. Well. That's disappointing. No need to buy one of these.
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    Ongoing Discussion Nvidia GTX1660/1650 series GPUs

    Maybe if they had a 1680 or even 1670 version. And why 16xx instead of 11xx?
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    Ongoing Discussion Compare 9900K vs 2700X

    AMD's next CPUs seem to have some legit buzz about them. I'm gunna wait and see how they work out. I've been ready to upgrade for a while, just waiting on Star Citizen. And for AMD to catch up to Intel and Intel to start acting like it has a competitor on the desktop again. For half the amount of money I've spent on Star Citizen, I could have a real nice 5-year-old computer right now... so kinda glad I've stuck to my guns about not upgrading. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/amd-ryzen-3000-cpu-everything-you-need-to-know If the best of these 3000 CPUs really are faster than Intel in IPC and multithreaded, it will be hard to stay away. Might be worth waiting for Intel's counterpunch, in that case, but if Intel's counterpunch still isn't natively immune to Meltdown and Spectre, then I'm not getting it.
  4. My GTX 980 is a bit glitchy lately, won't recognize my third monitor any more and I have trouble getting it to recognize the first two when I reboot without a power down for a few minutes. That's the only reason I might upgrade soon. If that doesn't go further south, then I intend to wait on the next gen cards, even if they're more than a year away. Or even go AMD if they surprise us, but that seems unlikely.
  5. These people did a blind test to try to find out: Pretty interesting how it turned out.
  6. I made a factual statement. Yours is emotional.
  7. This is good for monitor makers, pretty bad for AMD. Now people have even less of a reason to buy an AMD graphics card.
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    CIG Estimated yearly salary costs

    Yeah, this. Until October 2018 I'd gone 23 months without buying anything, because I wanted CIG to show me something. Wasn't interested in implicitly funding delays and feature creep, even when I agree with most of the creep (if they had more money, I might not agree with the next bit of feature creep). With the production schedule out, I felt like we were on the right path at last. Now I'm going to be watching how well they hit their milestones.
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    I imagine that Amazon buys Star Citizen's tech, or licenses it (from CIG and what remains of Crytek), including the tools to generate worlds and solar systems, generic character rigging and animations, etc. Lumberyard could easily be the Unity of the 2020s and 2030s. My only regret will be having been born too soon if I get too old for this. because some next-level games can be made with this tech soon. On the other hand, I might just be in my prime to afford them now. The other day I was thinking about this game I played when I was young and our family PC was a 286: https://www.myabandonware.com/game/their-finest-hour-the-battle-of-britain-sb Downloaded and ran it on DOSBox in about 10 minutes flat, and holy crap is it bad. Yet my memory remembers it as one of the best games I played to that point. For me the takeaway is how incredibly much the game-making tools have improved, along with actual CPU and GPU power. Lumberyard with 64 bit coordinates, bind culling, and the rest, is the next great game engine. Crytek could be the licensors for this if they weren't managed so horribly.
  10. Asking 14-22 year old boys not to freak out around girls is probably not going to go well. Its basically antithetical to their existence. I think most of us here are old enough to behave ourselves, but some are not and will need parenting. Its a fact of life. Its a shame that women need a thicker skin and can't just be themselves on the internet. My advice has always been, "claim you're half-Korean and by blood you're probably a better gamer than they are". Childmen are usually surprisingly willing to accept that argument and move on from "are you good enough to game with me" to "are you hot?". Which is still not good, but at least it goes to a place they have more practical everyday life experience with.
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    Flying Fortress The Aegis Retaliator

    That's the best RtV episode I can remember in Star Citizen's history. Anyways, has anyone tried the Tali vs. the Hammerhead in 3.3? It should be a great equalizer, but I suspect it isn't due to more work needed on damage states, torpedoes, missile tracking, etc.
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    Updates to Crytek's lawsuit vs CIG

    I hope CIG doesn't settle and forces Crytek to pay their legal fees.
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    Holiday Promotion is live now

    /facepalm That's just bad.
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    Squadron 42 Roadmap Released

    It wasn't dishonesty, it was Chris Roberts being optimistic combined with the opportunity to delay and get better planets in trade. I mean tiny landing zones on the moons and planets vs having the whole thing being explorable? Sign me up for the delay. The game is going to be far far better than it otherwise would have been. Well, if you have some terminal disease or are getting married to someone who hates gaming, this sucks, but for the rest of us, this is best. Financials don't look so bad to me. I've said all along the thing "CIG BANKWUPT" people didn't understand was they had no debt, and they can get private financing to finish the game if they needed. I thought they'd take a bank loan, but a private investor with a non-controlling interest is probably better... no loans to pay back with interest. This only means Chris Roberts makes less money proportionally than before. Even without the investment, they were spending $5M more than they took in per year if 2016 to 2017 was the typical rate. I bet 2018 was a better year than 2017 though, so not sure they would have netted down $5M again. I just don't know how seasonal their income is... do they depend on November/December sales to finance the whole year? Possible they could have liquidity problems in August/September waiting on end of year promotion sales. Anyways, that's no longer a concern.
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