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    • zoomers unironically are saving pc gaming

      i know pc gaming hit it’s peak in the late 90s/early 00s but i feel like the past decade has been sort of a renaissance era for pc gaming with many console makers porting their games over to pc. i’m seeing alot of youngsters getting into pc gaming and it’s honestly a good gently caressing thing, anyone agrees with me? are we in a pc gaming Renaissance?

      (+56 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-02-04 18:42:28:

      These engines are built around ancient graphics accelerators that are fixed function and work in immediate mode. This sort of stuff doesn’t run well on modern hardware. Most of these engines are insanely single threaded, and when you have Intel releasing mobile CPUs with base clocks below 2GHz, it’s starting to really get in the way.

      In my case, my Intel HD 4000 struggles to run Ion Fury, and I get a MUCH better experience playing it in software mode no matter the resolution. It still runs like crap on my i7-3720QM though, even after performance patches that made things quite a bit better. ioquake3 was getting CPU bound on my old Core 2 Duo setup when playing at lowly 120 FPS, especially because nobody bothers to support the SMP feature the game shipped with, and you’d have to fiddle with makefiles to even try compiling the engine with it. id tech 2 struggles when upgraded with more modern visuals, look at how badly darkplaces can run with riced out textures, normal maps and all bells and whistles.

      I think DRS (and VRS) are the future, especially for underpowered hardware. A new engine that scales well and provides an easy way to disable most effects would be really beneficial to developers that want to target a wide range of hardware.

    • CPUs that stood the test of time

      Just upgraded to a Ryzen 9 3900X.
      Replacing the ol’ trustworthy i7-4790k.
      Lasted me a good 5 years, planning on throwing it into another case and keep using it.
      Before that I had a Phenom II X4 965 that is still running Plex at my Dad’s house.
      Any other CPUs that you have/had that stood the test of time?

      (+122 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-02-03 08:17:33:

      still running a core i7 950. 10 years strong!

    • Applied for job, got 351 page report of LIKED tweets

      Have you seen this yet. Guy applies for job, job does a background check, this data collection site can now take all personal identification from a person, checks all their online accounts, and dude gets a 351 page report of tweet he has liked containing the word ‘fuck’ or other stupid shit.

      (+197 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-02-01 23:15:53:

      Maybe just don’t use any social media at all, or remove as much as you can. You don’t need it. This is the bullshit people have been warning about for years.

    • Avast anti-virus sells 435m customer data, including porn search history

      >You DO have antivirus, right anon? Common sense [current year] just isn’t enough.

      Leaked documents, data, contracts show how hugely popular antivirus Avast now harvests internet browsing data and sells it for millions of dollars. Clients included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft. Documents show a product called “All Clicks Feed”

      (+53 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-02-01 09:47:24:

      Hey gently caresstards,
      Avast Anti virus downloaded itself after
      not even checking it probably downloading other software,
      Bitdefender requires email login (so they know you anyway)
      besides all this these citizen’s privacy (no-)rights respecting
      companies know your IP even when using VPN since it takes time
      to load, & not one can say they are guaranteed private.
      Internet can be easily accessible for many, but really
      for alot of the sheeple commentary & other more broader nonsense it carries & disseminates it just sucks.
      You Welcome

    • Upgrades and reskins for original Half-Life

      This is how you play Half-Life in 2019:

      (+89 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-29 22:07:11:

      Too bad the current Steam version lacks a software renderer, and other features like EAX. The way to go is to torrent an older release of the game.

    • Tired game tropes that need to die

      Design tropes that you are tired off
      >Game is set in the future
      >Everybody is wearing techwear

      (+44 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-28 11:54:14:

      batman beyond had a dope aesthetic.
      Real clean leading to any and all fan art being horrendously overdesigned.

    • Why do people give money to streamers?

      What motivates them to donate and become paypigs? Small and big ones (“whales”), I don’t care.

      (+38 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-28 10:55:59:

      quite the leap in logic there. must be difficult for you to discern reality in this new fake news era as well. im sorry for your lack of education. but it will only be worse for your children as more tax dollars are siphoned into the military industrial complex rather than public education and healthcare.

    • Bullshit video game endings

      Bullshit endings in vidya thread.
      Two of GTA V’s endings literally just had you kill Micheal or Trevor just cause some dumb rich faggot told you too.

      (+65 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-28 09:38:53:

      Trevor isn’t actually a character, he’s just a tool to continue the plot by doing whacky random psycho shenanigans.

    • Blaming bat soup for coronavirus is racist

      >Racist memes target Chinese eating habits, but the real causes of the coronavirus are more mundane.
      >Images of Chinese people or other Asians eating insects, snakes, or mice frequently circulate on social media or in clickbait news stories. This time, that was mixed with another old racist idea: that the “dirty” Chinese are carriers of disease.

      (+26 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-28 03:57:11:


    • Holy shit coronavirus is spreading fast (map)

      2000 people are infected it was 200 yesterday??????????????

      Every single one of those small red dots its going to look like china soon


      (+27 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-28 02:58:57:

      NOW 4474

      >4474 infected
      >107 dead
      >63 recovered
      107 dead + 63 recovered = 170 people who have experienced the entirety of the disease
      56 / 105 = 53.3% Death Rate (THIS IS ACCURATE)
      82 / 143 = 57.3% Death Rate
      107 / 170 = 62.9% Death Rate
      Mortality Rate may appear to be going up, but that is the result of people deaths being counted much sooner than people surviving.
      Governments do not know how to count:
      they think:
      107 / 4474 = 2.4% Death Rate
      Biased government numbers pushing a false narrative.

      >the air by coughing and sneezing
      >close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
      >touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
      >virus can survive on surface FOR 5 DAYS
      >rarely, fecal contamination
      >Virus travels air, survives 24h+ on surfaces
      >Incubation Period 1d – 14d (average 7days, median 8days)
      >Contagious for a few days of the incubation period
      >Virus lasts for 30+ days after incubation period
      >infection via respiratory sys, pores/skin, eyes
      >asymptomatic infection possible

      Virus size
      100 nano metres (0.1micron)
      gas masks require a filter smaller than 0.1micron to work

      >fever 98%
      >cough 76%
      >Dysponoea / shortness of breath 55%
      >Myalgia and Fatigue 44%
      >Sputum production / flem 28%
      >Headache 8%
      >Haemopysis /coughing up blood 5%
      >Diarrhoea 3%
      >Pneumonia / Fluid in lungs
      2 * 24 * 45 * 56 * 72 * 92 * 95 * 97 / (100^7) = 0.074%
      >asymptomatic carrier chance ~0.074% OR LOWER
      >This means there is 4474 * 0.00074 = 3.31 asymptomatic carriers (China communist numbers)
      >This means there is 100,000+ * 0.00074 = 74 asymptomatic carriers (China doctors estimate)

    • Sakaguchi shills bashing Nomura makes no sense

      Reminder that if it wasn’t for Nomura, Sakaguchi and the others would have done this to FFVII:

      Tetsuya Nomura
      “But if I hadn’t stopped you, in the second half of the game, you were planning to kill everyone off but the final three characters the player chooses!

      Yoshinori Kitase
      No way! I wrote that? Where?

      Tetsuya Nomura

      (+33 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-28 00:44:44:

      All of that and it can’t make the writing good outside of CoM and Days

    • Which software gives you the most nostalgia?

      Which software gives you the most nostalgia?
      MSN Messenger will be always in my heart, its the memory of being a joyful teenager without any worries in life.

      (+11 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-28 00:35:17:

      I miss this lil nigga like you would’nt imagine

      Windows10 is it’s spiritual successor BUT without soul

    •, a creepy place for creepy people, cults, blackmail, and doxxing

      Let’s talk about it. Copypasta from /x/:
      > is a relic of the Internet from the late 90’s and early 00’s. It was the first 3D chat client – the predecessor to programs like Second Life and IMVU. While it was massively popular in its beginning, receiving sponsorships from Britney Spears, Coca Cola, David Bowie, and many others, it didn’t last long. New 3D chats cropped up and technology advanced. Worlds quickly became outdated. However, a small group of dedicated regulars has kept the chat alive. Mostly.

      (+13 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-27 03:44:40:

      >join cult
      >first stop is a virtual gay bar

      good times

    • Which gaming chair should I get?

      I need a new vidya chair. Mine is worn out and smells from years of brap. What are your fat asses sitting on right now?

      (+24 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-27 02:42:13:

      Staples hyken chair is the best office chair for under 200 dollars.

    • Are fighting game tournaments rigged?

      Are these gently caressing things rigged?

      Every time I watch one it ends with a 2 – 2 game, 1 – 1 round match.

      (+6 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-27 02:24:54:

      Watch the SCVI grand finals at EVO Japan, bluegod steamrolled the other guy.

    • Why are MMOs full of weirdos?

      Why are MMOs full of weirdos?

      (+5 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-27 01:07:48:

      and where exactly do you think you are right now?

    • Good helicopter games

      Everyone suddenly hates helicopters because of Kobe. And it’s not fair
      Can we post some games were that showcase how cool they are?

      (+55 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-26 23:51:26:

      Hind was made to do both attac and deliver but the Ivans realized how dumb the idea was. Shame cause it made for a cool aesthetic

    • Gaming laptops worth it?

      Thoughts on gaming laptops? Worth it or are they a meme?
      im considering buying one cause im tech illilterate and just wanna play games that i cant on console.

      (+145 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-26 23:23:37:

      wait for Ryzen 4000 laptops.

    • Valve Anti-Cheat System (VAC) discussion

      Why is VAC so based?

      (+241 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-26 20:28:21:

      If you have a VAC ban, Valve should make it so that whenever you add a new friend. It will automatically send them a message saying that i cheated in x game x years ago and got banned. Kinda like how a sex offender has to go door to door whenever he moves into a new neighborhood.

    • I’m her first $10

      >female streamer with 0 viewers
      >start watching and slowly flirting with her
      she has nowhere to run
      >I’m her first $10 and there’s nothing she can do about it

      (+11 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-26 16:04:01:

      Irrevocably, irreproachably
      How far will you take this? Will you nurture this and watch her stream grow, wait for others to donate perhaps even above $100 and then swoop in and take her first $1000 to remind her this is eternal?

    • Any games that capture the immensity of the universe?

      Is there any game that captures the immensity of the universe? Also:


      (+392 replies)
      Last reply at 2020-01-26 12:27:14:

      idk man, but I think Soviets tried with Mars3 but found out those areas are covered in dust storms

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