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Seems there might be a jury-rigged 16-core/32-thread Ryzen CPU on its way soonSeems there might be a jury-rigged 16-core/32-thread Ryzen CPU on its way soon
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why would you want to pay for this?

most games cap out on performance on a quad core chip, so for gaming this will offer nothing over the lesser chips. I've never got AMD's obsession with needing to have more cores, if they spent the money on trying to get more cores on core architecture they would be a lot stronger on core to core comparisons instead of often relying on heavily threaded programs and bench tests to outshine the competition.Reply
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At a guess I'd say it's probably a simpler problem working out how to jam more cores onto a die than to get one up to the single-threaded throughput of Intel's.


AMD are operating with a tenth of the R&D budget of Intel, so I still kinda think the CPU and GPU tech they do put out is seriously impressive in that context.

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4 Weeks ago
New Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 appsNew Windows 10 anti-bloatware update attempts to block installation of Win32 apps
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windows 10 (and vista, 7 and 8) throws up warnings every time you change a setting or install something, quick we better all run for the hills because windows is controlling us.......

oh wait you can turn that feature off as it is only there to protect inexperienced users, likely the same as this.
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4 Weeks ago
Steam accounts for over 50% of For Honor's player base, despite cheaper alternativesSteam accounts for over 50% of For Honor's player base, despite cheaper alternatives
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most people believe in the myth that steam is the best and cheapest option so they will blindly buy a game on steam oblivious to the fact it is cheaper in other places.

it's the biggest problem with things like Steam, people try to push it and praise it that much that people will stop being informed buyers and instead go to what is perceived to be the safe option.

if anything the gaming media should be pushing to educate people against the concept that steam is always cheap as in the UK it is rarely ever cheap even during a sale.
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G2A: How they say they're cleaning up their actG2A: How they say they're cleaning up their act
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ever since the earliest EULA/TOS you have only ever owned a licence that was non transferable, just until recently it could never be enforced, so nothing has changed other than the security software.

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Keep in mind too that even if EULAs are found unenforceable, in the DD market you are not selling products, you are selling services. That is, you are selling to an end-user an authorization to receive a digital product through a game store.

As part of the terms of service, this service you purchase is for your own use only, and cannot be transferred to another person.

There are Steam Gifts, however, that is only for one to gift the service to a friend and not authorized to be re-sold for a profit.

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Feeling antisocial? Here are eight MMOs you can basically play aloneFeeling antisocial? Here are eight MMOs you can basically play alone
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why do all these things have to be videos now? I realise it is easier than having to actually write something but I honestly hate going to sights and then have to sit and watch someone prattle on about random things to fill time instead of being bale to just go to a web page and reference what I want to know or see without having to sit through a bunch of stuff I have no interest in.

honestly I think video will be the death of these types of site as they are making them self redundant as if you are just going to have to watch a video you may as well go watch videos by some high end youtuber instead of someone trying to jump on the youtuber bandwagon to get clicks.Reply
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On the contrary, videos is what makes sites like this more money than ad revenue on their site.


I never watch the videos either and would like it if whatever they said in the video also was available to read. That way it would cater to both groups.

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1 Month ago
Here’s the character creator from Ship of Heroes, a spiritual sequel to City of HeroesHere’s the character creator from Ship of Heroes, a spiritual sequel to City of Heroes
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don't get me wrong city of heroes was a ok game, but my god it was repetitive, unless they have solved that I can only see this ending the same way as city of heroes.
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2 Months ago
"Record number of titles reaching PC gamers in 2016" claims ESA report"Record number of titles reaching PC gamers in 2016" claims ESA report
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Unless I can't math anymore, 0.2 / 30.2 = a 0.66% increase
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you would be correct.

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Study that claimed playing videogames improves your marksmanship is retractedStudy that claimed playing videogames improves your marksmanship is retracted
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a game doesn't teach you anything about fighting, the majority of players know death is just an inconvenience in games so they don't even try to strategize they just run and gun knowing if they die they will come back and might get lucky the next time.


so really if you went up against real people in real life who want to live they would fight very very differently.


it's like they can claim that the optic feedback in games does help with people learning to snipe, but when you factor in the physics of distance and wind speed/direction not to mention other things you wouldn't think of making a shot would be a million times harder than a game that just shoots in a perfectly straight line every time.

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I feel like you're simplifying it as much as you're implying that they're glorifying it.


There are certainly plenty of Squad and ArmA groups of players that play extremely strategically with the aim of their character staying alive. But yes, there are also players that run and gun.


There are also games that DO factor in gravity, coriolis, wind speed/direction, and more when a player is using a sniper rifle... But there are also games that shoot in a perfectly straight line.


It's not just one or the other.

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G2A release their first development project, the VR theme park G2A LandG2A release their first development project, the VR theme park G2A Land
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where can I buy it for under $5 with very little to nothing going to the developer?Reply
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This. This right here.

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