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Not on PC!

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Huh, I was pretty sure that xInput games did.

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Darkhog replied to 15 questions on the Blockscape Review
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Blockscape review snippet How much freedom does Blockscape give you?
It's a building sandbox, duh.
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Well, it's really not that crazy considering the power. Wonder how well it will be supported by the mobo vendors, so you can save on that.

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You're right, considering the server/workstation power it's not that nuts. The time saving on rendering alone could make it worth the money. For us gamers though...


The mobo guys will love it tbough - a great excuse to put out new premium priced motherboards cos it's the high-end desktop market!


Though maybe the fact that Kaby Lake-X is just going to run dual-channel memory and not have so many cores will prompt them to make more affordable, cut-down X299 boards.

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Heh, maybe. But my case doesn't have enough space for 4 ssd (both in terms of space for SATA SSDs that plug in into the drive bay and in terms of pci-e slots) and I need at least 1tb to be comfortable with all the shit I install/play.

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Yeah, in that case it's going to have to be an old spinning platter then I'm afraid, unless you start saving. 1TB SSDs are still about £300/$300 :(

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I'm not worried about wireless lag. I'm worried about controller going dead in the middle of a hectic level and me losing because of it. As soon as they figure out wireless electricity (whatever way possible, but my bet is on converting radiowaves into electricity), I'll change it. But I won't risk getting dead batteries from too much play or because I forgot to charge the controller.Reply
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Most games auto pause when the controller goes dead, though with Multiplayer you are SOL.

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How do you overclock HDD? Because for me this is a limiting factor and sure as hell I won't be getting SSD (limited write cycles & far less space for the same price).Reply
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As far as I'm aware there is no way to overclock the standard spinning platters of a hard drive. The 10,000RPM Western Digital Raptor drives are the speediest traditional HDD I've seen and even then is a long way behind even old SSDs.


Though Intel were working on storage overclocking that was only for SSDs.


http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/laptops/computing-components/storage/computing/pc/intel-demonstrates-experimental-overclocking-of-ssds-1180509


If the bottleneck in your system is the storage your only option is to upgrade to an SSD I'm afraid.


I believe the attrition rate on modern solid state drives though is getting beyond HDDs now and while there is far less space for the cash 250GB SSDs are now quite affordable.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk mains Soldier: 76 - can you trust him to take you to Mars?SpaceX CEO Elon Musk mains Soldier: 76 - can you trust him to take you to Mars?
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Mario and Duckhunt. Yeah man, the pinnacle of digital storytelling right there. What the hell was that guy talking about? Haha.
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When Mario was first released, it was surprisingly enough. And Duck Hunt prophesied Duck Dynasty.

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I wonder what the prices will be. Probably astronomical.
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I think the headset approach is a wrong one. More resources should be put into researching full-dive VR (Matrix- or SAO- style). Basics are already there, with fMRI we can already kinda "read" minds and we can manipulate brainwaves through the transcranial direct current stimulation. Resources should be invested to miniaturize and improve both of these techniques to bring forward a VR helmet (it will have to be a helmet as we'd need to stimulate various parts of the brain at various moments, unless brain chips are involved) of the future.

With this tech, there would be no physical limit to the size of worlds you'll create - current VR tech is limited to the size of your room and then there's an issue of tripping over stuff, like a stray skateboard (ouch!), the only limit would be machine running the game. There shouldn't be any motion sickness either as the helmet would override all of the senses, including balance one.
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2 Months ago
Become a star citizen in Space Engineers, which is in beta nowBecome a star citizen in Space Engineers, which is in beta now
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90% of this stuff Chris Roberts was unable to do by this point. And small indie studio with far less budget COULD.
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"If that is a deal breaker for you, you should skip it."

It is. I will.
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#Pitchforks4Pitchford

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Darkhog replied to 4 questions on the Clickteam Fusion 2.5 Review
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Best. 2D. Game Creation. Software. Ever.
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