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The DJ responded to Mighty Gaz's comment in
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You’ll be able to play Steam games on your phone this monthYou’ll be able to play Steam games on your phone this month
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You really don't understand how this works, do you?

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No, I don't. So care to explain it to me?

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Dwarf Fortress' dwarves can now be haunted by their memoriesDwarf Fortress' dwarves can now be haunted by their memories
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I've tried to play this have have never managed to figure out what was going on.

I don't understand why someone isn't throwing a load of money at them and asking them do this in a way that remembers its the 21st century. God I would if i won the lottery lolReply
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If your talking about the graphics, then Tarn has talked about why he prefers to use ascii.

Mainly because it was the kind of games he played and also so it allows him to focus on the features of the game, and also so it doesn't slow down the game too much.

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Mighty Gaz responded to Rich comment in
1 Month ago
EA didn’t force BioWare to use Frostbite engineEA didn’t force BioWare to use Frostbite engine
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Well, they managed to make it work for Dragon Age: Inquisition, which came out 3 years earlier.
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And had parties, and inventories, and multiplayer...


I've read about these frostbite issues many times and given Inquisition, been confused every time

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Mighty Gaz responded to codesmatodes comment in
1 Month ago
Here's how Sea of Thieves is anti-toxic by designHere's how Sea of Thieves is anti-toxic by design
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Microsoft has a frontal lobe disorder when it comes to toxicity. Meanwhile my troll friends and I, join crew of one, and use the majority vote to lock soloing pirates in the brigg, taking over their ship and all their treasure. Meanwhile the old captain yells at us as we drink ourselves to vomit and aim it at his cell. They eventually quit and we then turn the treasure in for ourselves. They've honestly just created a tool for us to troll. Our whole meme is "this is sea of thieves" not sea of friends, and then we all laugh that the whole point of being a pirate is to do exactly what we do, pillage rape and plunder, yet this game is still rated T for Teen. What a joke. By the way Microsoft has banned me over 5 times from xbox over the last 10 years and I just make a new account and cycle back into the system. Tell them when the year is 9/9/9999 and my accounts are unbanned I'll still be trolling and toxic while they are long gone.
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You are everything that is wrong with the gaming community.

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Mighty Gaz commented on
2 Months ago
Would you pay $20 a month for a 'premium' Humble subscription?Would you pay $20 a month for a 'premium' Humble subscription?
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When they say premium, if this means better games, I'm all for it. the current bundle being well worth the cash. If its a price hike, with no real change, that i would be against, given the size of it!
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Z aIN IDa 1R responded to Mighty Gaz's comment in
10 Months ago
Total War: Warhammer 2: release date, races, campaign - everything we knowTotal War: Warhammer 2: release date, races, campaign - everything we know
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indeed. this one is particularly cash grabby.

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this isnt DLC. its a whole new game. there wont be a GOTY edition for quite some time as this is a connected 3 game series. i doubt theyll sell more than 1 game together in a pack til all 3 games are released.

You dont even need Warhammer 1 to play Warhammer 2, so its not really a DLC....

Warhammer 2 is going to be a much better game actually.

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1 Year ago
Digging deeper into Steel Division: Normandy 44's smart and organic stress mechanicDigging deeper into Steel Division: Normandy 44's smart and organic stress mechanic
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https://www.pcgamesn.com/sites/default/files/steeldivision4.png

If those are original graphics, then it's pretty disappointing.
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you'll spend very little time zoomed in anywhere near that far, unless you want to be slaughtered.

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Kirk McKeand responded to Mighty Gaz's comment in
1 Year ago
Games revealed for XCOM 2 Humble Monthly - Total War: Warhammer heads up the nextGames revealed for XCOM 2 Humble Monthly - Total War: Warhammer heads up the next
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its 7 mystery games. A+ on the research guys...Reply
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You can't expect me to be able to write and count at the same time! (Thanks for letting me know, have changed it)

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monkeyfritz responded to Mighty Gaz's comment in
1 Year ago
Microsoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode videoMicrosoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode video
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No, it's not. This is a far too common misunderstanding of memory allocation works in a modern OS like win 10.


it'll use whats available is the short response.


unused RAM is wasted RAM.


Same goes for video memory. just cause a game uses 4-6 gig does not mean it needs it. it'll intelligently re-assign RAM and VRAM as needed.


nowadays you cannot take the amount of RAM or VRAM that has been used as being a good indicator of what is needed, but that is a good thing.

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I'm not even sure what you thought I meant from a very simple statement, but your replies don't cover what I was referring to at all.


"it'll intelligently re-assign RAM and VRAM as needed."


That is specifically what I am referring to. Windows stores "freed" memory as "standby" memory, in case a program calls it back again. In some cases this speeds up poorly coded memory management. In other cases it makes better use of large ram pools than the program was designed for. Much more important for older software than it is for modern 64 bit programs.


In certain instances, programs and games that use and release memory too frequently, confuses windows. It will dump released memory into standby, even though the program is never going to call it back. Then it refuses to release that standby memory. This leads to a quasi-memory leak issue in certain cases which will fill your free memory completely with standby memory. This is an issue with windows, not the programs, since only windows controls standby memory.


When that happens, and standby memory has filled your ram completely, any further memory access has to go through windows first to release the standby, which slows the computer virtually the same way as full memory, even if you technically have a dozen gig of free ram. It only becomes an issue when completely full.


It's a problem that has existed since win introduced it, and a problem they continue to deny even exists. It was a major problem with superfetch in win 7, the reason most power users disabled it. It's less of an issue in 10, as far as superfetch and prefetch are concerned.


I've used ramap to clear standby cash in these instances across a dozen computers and laptops over the last decade, and shown countless others how to fix an issue that had them convinced they needed more ram. It's all because of windows "smart memory allocation."

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Mighty Gaz responded to Braneman comment in
1 Year ago
Microsoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode videoMicrosoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode video
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It'll be restricted to the Windows store because Microsoft REALLY wants that to take off, to the point where they would sacrifice anything to get it to take off. Seriously at this point I think they're desperate enough that they would torpedo the Halo franchise just to get people to use it.
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I assume you posted this before the update. I'd have thought the same, but seems not.


"The new Game Mode will work for Win32 and UWP apps"


I get the insider builds, I'm gonna test this and if it's bullshit you better believe I'll be back saying that lol


For the record, I'll NEVER pay for a game from the windows store without many significant improvements to the entire thing.

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