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Misc Pics (19 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 21-September-2018  14:53:36 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The current "Retro Let's Play" is Cave Story from 2004. The game itself sees the main character Quote awaken on a strange island, filled with caves, and you begin exploring. Equipped with a basic blaster, you must explore the island and discover all of its secrets. Gameplay is classic, fast-paced side-scrolling platform, shooting and exploration, with plenty of back tracking and secrets to discover, including multiple characters and endings. The game would initially be released for free on Windows, and the original version would get free ports to Mac, Amiga, Linux, Sega Megadrive/Genesis and even the TI Graphing Calculator! It's a freeware game, so there's Windows (and many other) downloads linked in the thread. Thanks elvis!

Meanwhile, thanks to Mitty, g@z and HyRax1 for Misc Pics this week!









Thursday Afternoon Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 20-September-2018  15:22:42 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Video Cards:
NVIDIA 2080 Ti Linux benchmarks on Phoronix.
Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti RoG Strix on Guru3D.
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X TRIO on Guru3D.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Benchmark Review on LegitReviews.
Introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 & RTX 2080 Ti on Bjorn3D.
Turing RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Benchmarked with 36 Games on BabeltechReviews.

Input etc:
Fnatic STREAK Mechanical Keyboard on BenchmarkReviews.
Logitech G305 wireless mouse on Vortez.
Cooler Master's MasterMouse MM531 on TechReport.
AMD Athlon 200GE Review: $55 Zen CPU on TechSpot.

Memory:
HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 32GB 2933 MHz on Guru3D.
Team Group T-Force Vulcan Gaming SODIMM 4x 8 GB DDR4-2666 on TechPowerUp.
Patriot Viper RGB 16GB DDR4-3000 Memory Kit on ThinkComputers.

Audio Visual:
EasySMX Cool 2000 Headset on OCInside.
Sennheiser HD 660 S headphones on TechPowerUp.

Storage:
iStorage datAshur PRO 64GB Secure USB 3.0 Flash Drive on NikKTech.
Qsan XN3002T Two-Bay NAS on Tweaktown.
Toshiba OCZ RC100 240GB Solid State Drive on ThinkComputers.

Furniture:
Sunmae Gaming Chair on ThinkComputers.
noblechairs HERO on Vortez.

Misc:
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Preview + Tech Briefing on TechARP.
Deepcool Baronkase Liquid Cooling Case on NikKTech.



NVIDIA RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 19-September-2018  23:47:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

After months of teasing, we finally have some actual reviews of NVIDIA's RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti video cards. There's not much more to be said at this stage, so here they are:

GeForce RTX 2080 Founders edition on Guru3D.
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders edition on Guru3D.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti on PCPerspective.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080TI Founders Edition & RTX 2080 Founders Edition GPU on Modders-Inc.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti And RTX 2080 Benchmarks: Turing Is A Beast on HotHardware.
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio 8 GB on TechPowerUp.
ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 STRIX OC 8 GB on TechPowerUp.
Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card on TechReport.
Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming Pro OC 8 GB on TechPowerUp.
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Duke 11 GB on TechPowerUp.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 & 2080 Ti on TechSpot.
ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti STRIX OC 11 GB on TechPowerUp.
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio 11 GB on TechPowerUp.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Review: No Seriously, Just Buy It on Tweaktown.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 Founders Edition on OCClub.
ZOTAC GAMING RTX 2080 Ti AMP on Vortez.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition 8 GB on TechPowerUp.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition 11 GB on TechPowerUp.

Discussion is continuing in this thread in our Video Cards forum.



Tuesday Evening (3 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 18-September-2018  18:03:08 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NVIDIA have unveiled the details of their Turing architecture, with coverage on Techgage, Guru3D, PC Perspective, Tweaktown, TechPowerUp, HotHardware. Many other deeper technical details regarding the Turing GPU microarchitecture were kept closer to the vest and revealed only to smaller group of attendees at the event. However, today we’re now able to disclose some of those technical details, new features and capabilities.

Meanwhile TechARP have info on the new AMD Athlon PRO CPUs. AMD just announced the Athlon PRO family of processors, together with the consumer-grade “regular” AMD Athlon APU with Radeon Vega Graphics. This new processor is basically the AMD Athlon APU with enterprise-grade security and reliability features. In this article, we will share with you the official AMD tech briefing on the AMD Athlon PRO with Radeon Vega Graphics APUs, including the official slides, and other details.

The EU have approved a controversial copyright directive, thanks Adam. At the heart of the Directive on Copyright are two divisive articles – Article 11 and Article 13 – that have been dubbed the “link tax” and “meme ban” articles respectively. Critics of the Directive on Copyright argue that these articles mean that platforms will have to pay a fee to share a link to a news article and have to start filtering and removing memes. Discussion in this thread.

Linus Torvalds has responded to feedback about his his role and attitude as Linux kernel maintainer. The above is basically a long-winded way to get to the somewhat painful personal admission that hey, I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely. I am going to take time off and get some assistance on how to understand people’s emotions and respond appropriately.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private moon tourist in history. SpaceX announced in February 2017 that two passengers would be flying around the moon in the company's Crew Dragon capsule, launched by its Falcon Heavy rocket. But earlier this year, Musk said SpaceX was considering using BFR instead and on Monday confirmed that Maezawa is "the same person" who was announced before, just with a larger group now onboard.

Australian research has shown that loot boxes in games are essentially gambling. This follows news that gambling regulators around the world are formally expressing concerns about loot boxes. Considering the survey findings, it was recommended that games containing loot boxes carry parental advisories and a description that clearly state the presence of "in-game gambling content". Additionally, restricting the sale of games that contain loot boxes to players of the legal gambling age should be given "serious consideration".



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