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Jezcentral commented on
21 Hours ago
Vague pre-order release dates are now illegal in GermanyVague pre-order release dates are now illegal in Germany
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Expect the pre-order bonuses to become downloadable on the stated date, with the game to follow "when it is done", with some jiggery-pokery done to the wording about what you are actually buying. I.e. the bonuses become the actual thing you are buying, and the game becomes the bonus. (It's only the logical conclusion to today's AAA pre-order tactics, anyway. /snark )
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1 Week ago
Nvidia and AMD GPU cryptocurrency demand to rise again... and you can thank mother natureNvidia and AMD GPU cryptocurrency demand to rise again... and you can thank mother nature
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If China holds over 50% of the worldwide Bitcoin mining, doesn't that mean that if they got together, they could make up whatever transactions they like? Sounds ominous.Reply
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Which is precisely why the people behind some cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum, want to move to a proof of stake consensus rather than a proof of work one. That would take it out of the hands of the people who own the most hardware, and go back to the original decentralised ethos.


Bitcoin may be the standard bearer for cryptocurrencies but it's not going to be the one the world finally settles on.

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Jezcentral commented on
2 Weeks ago
Left 4 Dead creators hiring for "globally known game franchise"Left 4 Dead creators hiring for "globally known game franchise"
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A competitive, multiplayer first person shooter doesn't sound like either L4D or BioShock.
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Jezcentral commented on
2 Weeks ago
69% of Fortnite players have spent money on in-game purchases69% of Fortnite players have spent money on in-game purchases
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I guess the Battle Pass is what gets the credit card details into the system (THE major aim of all FTP games), and then the players what-the-hell-why-not themselves with the cosmetics.

Still, 69% is a hell of a lot. The sampling selected specifically for US gamers who mainly play Fortnite, so it doesn't really apply to the rest of the player-base.
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Jezcentral commented on
3 Weeks ago
Left 4 Dead 3 release date: will we see the game in 2018? All the latest detailsLeft 4 Dead 3 release date: will we see the game in 2018? All the latest details
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The only thing I want is more characters, and their interactions change depending on who else is in the team. L4D doesn't need anything else. No crafting, no levelling, and no multiple teams. Just great writing, acting and game design.
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Jezcentral commented on
4 Weeks ago
The world's first PC tower backpack is about as worthwhile as a Belgian chocolate CPU coolerThe world's first PC tower backpack is about as worthwhile as a Belgian chocolate CPU cooler
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So not the monitor too? *puts wallet back in pocket*
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1 Month ago
Control’s haunted dream prison looks pretty stunningControl’s haunted dream prison looks pretty stunning
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May as well throw in a mention of The Adjustment Bureau, as well. A Philip K Dick adaption.Reply
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THAT'S the movie I was trying to remember and couldn't! Good shout out. Much clearer comparison there than with Inception - although I think there are still parallels between it and Control.

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2 Months ago
It’s alive! Intel silicon to recreate the synapses of a mouse brain before the end of 2019It’s alive! Intel silicon to recreate the synapses of a mouse brain before the end of 2019
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Shouldn't that be 769,230 Loihi chips to reach 100,000,000,000 synapses? The linked article says that the Loihi chip simulates as many synapses as neurons.Reply
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Corrected! Thanks for the heads up. I think I may have incorrectly used 1 billion rather than 100 billion in my calculation.

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3 Months ago
Raytracing won't render your old GPU obsolete, it could have a second life as an AI co-processorRaytracing won't render your old GPU obsolete, it could have a second life as an AI co-processor
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That sound you can hear is PSU manufacturers rubbing their hands together....Reply
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This is why we need a like button on our comments :)

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5 Months ago
Nvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamersNvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamers
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While I would like to be able to afford a new 1080Ti, having said that I don't think Nvidia have the right to tell people not to use GTX cards instead of their Quadro range, it would be slightly hypocritical to demand they let me have that card for cheap when they are making hay while the sun shines. May either the crypto-crash come soon, or Nvidia's supply chain get a move on.Reply
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Main reason why they buying 1080Ti is performance per hash or something around that

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Jezcentral replied to a question on the XCOM 2 Review
1 Year 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
1 Year 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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