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tetris42 responded to Dave James's comment in
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Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announcedRed Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announced
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To be honest, it's not really basing this on nothing, is it? Sure, it might well come out a long while after Rockstar have made a ton of cash on the console versions, but there will be a version of the game for PC. It will be a PC game, so as a PC gaming website we'll write about it.


And from a purely capitalist PoV, it's a whole bunch of easy money for Rockstar when the code work has already been done for the PC-based consoles.

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It's still multiple articles reporting on a console-exclusive game on a PC gaming website. It's not that fact that it's years out that's the problem. It's the fact that they don't even have the honesty and respect for buyers to CONFIRM if it's going to come to PC or not. What's the problem with just waiting until it's actually CONFIRMED before reporting on it? That's all I'm asking. Or hey, one speculation article upon announcement, then complete silence until they have the integrity to announce whether it's actually coming to PC or not. I really think that's a better policy and makes you look better as a news site.


And the capitalist argument is just as easily undermined. Hell, I remember looking forward to Heavy Rain on PC, until they decided to make it a PS3 exclusive. Destiny, Forza Horizon 2, Halo 5, Bloodborne, The Last of Us, would all have been a lot of easy money too! It's sometimes more profitable for individual companies to keep a game OFF pc if they're paid enough. Rockstar certainly didn't think RDR1 was worth the effort and it hasn't given an honest answer about a PC release since maybe the 90s.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announcedRed Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announced
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Boo. So 2019 before we see it on PC, then?

C'mon Ubi, make Far Cry 5 good...
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We'll drop $40 billion-a-year on our gaming rigs by 2021We'll drop $40 billion-a-year on our gaming rigs by 2021
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Needs to be solar powered to live off the grid

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Get some of them Musk-y solar tiles and you get a roof over your head too ;)

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We'll drop $40 billion-a-year on our gaming rigs by 2021We'll drop $40 billion-a-year on our gaming rigs by 2021
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That's the spirit! :)


(and if you get a monster chassis you'll have somewhere to live with continuous heating too)

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Needs to be solar powered to live off the grid

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AMD’s RX Vega release fake-out is cruel, underhanded, aggressive and bloody brilliantAMD’s RX Vega release fake-out is cruel, underhanded, aggressive and bloody brilliant
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You Guys Know that for once this isn't actually AMD's Fault. Hynix has fallen way behind producing the HBM that goes on the VEGA cards. Hynix assured AMD they would have then HBM in mass production months ago and just last month they actually started producing. What I like is AMD didn't play the Blame game they just did what they could.
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Yeah, Hynix have been bouncing around between mass production and release dates for HBM2 for ages. Looks like yields are still an issue for the expensive memory tech... Again though AMD have dealt with that in a more confident way than they may have done in the past.


Dr. Lisa Su's engineering background and focus seems to have given the company a really strong foundation.

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Dave James responded to [ Dr. Glickenstine ] comment in
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PC gaming is actually good for you, we have (sort of) scientific proofPC gaming is actually good for you, we have (sort of) scientific proof
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Any visual/coordination improvements are specifically limited to the exact task you are doing (tracking a target, doing a specific movement task, identifying shapes/silhouettes). If the task is changed just slightly, even something as simple as rotating 90 degrees, all of the learning goes away and you are basically starting again from scratch.
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Ooh, interesting. So there are really no transferable benefits to hand/eye coordination improvements?

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The Lamborghini of PC cases? Thermaltake’s latest is rocking a gull-wing door at least…The Lamborghini of PC cases? Thermaltake’s latest is rocking a gull-wing door at least…
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I know, right? Just how satisfying it would be, no matter how impractical...

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I'd probably blow out the dust more often for a start

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AMD’s Vega could be a paper launch - less than 16,000 cards reportedly available on releaseAMD’s Vega could be a paper launch - less than 16,000 cards reportedly available on release
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Early engineering samples, or faked, without drivers....not even worth considering when talking about Vega. Those so-called leaked results were also confirmed to be faked.

So, 16-20,000 units, of the AMD branded Limited Edition RX Vega cards. That isn't saying how many GPUs there are, just the limited edition version with the liquid cooler. That doesn't indicate any true limited number of GPUs that will be available from other vendors. XFX, Asus, PowerColor, Sapphire, etc should also have their own versions of Vega.
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Yeah, as I said in the piece, there is no indication as to what the source is referring to when they talk about these GPU numbers. It could just be the reference cards from AMD themselves, rather than all the partner boards.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever madeAMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever made
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The rated temps came from the previous version of the Ryzen Master app which reported a 20degree offset on the 95W 'X' chips.


So that 57C idle is actually 37C according to AMD. The reporting is changing soon (now?) to take that into account.

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Thanks. Wasn't that clear in the piece. Seemed odd how idle temps close to 100% use temps.

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Belimawr responded to Dave James's comment in
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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio is awesome. It means finally everyone’s a PC gamerMicrosoft’s Project Scorpio is awesome. It means finally everyone’s a PC gamer
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This is a completely different kind of hardware update than any console generation has had in the past. The performance uptick from the Scorpio is way ahead of a simple re-engineered Xbox Slim.


I also don't believe that either MS or Sony will start from scratch and completely redesign their console architecture again. Financially now it is too great a risk for either one of them to move too far away from the current PC-based design.

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the entire appeal of consoles is the fact you buy a console you put a disc in and it works, they start blurring those lines they will lose a larger portion of their user base than anything else.


the PS4 is still a multi million unit selling console and still Sony's biggest money maker, it would be suicide for Sony not to force people to buy a new console and in turn sell on the devkits and dev rights to the new system.


Microsoft at the moments is reaping the ill will that came on the back of them trying to go more towards PC with near 100% digital sales and requiring to be online for the software security and locking games to the system, I say they are still suffering as their sales after that aren't even close to the PS4.


yes the systems are doing more yes this generation saw a bigger jump as both firms held back to reduce system costs at launch and at the time 4K was miniscule it's still a relatively niche market. so yeas there is a slightly different upgrade to the last generations, but not if you remember the fact the original version of the 360 didn't even support HDMI.


as I said it is par for the course of the hardware half life refresh.

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