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    Latest Updates on ETH Consensus Layer (ETH 2.0) from Devs Themselves

    Nothing. It will be the same ETH, you don't have to do anything.
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    Headphones - audio in game; knowing where your enemy is? (How does a USB Headset work to let you know where what you are hearing is in the gamespace?

    SBX using either an X7 or G6 indeed works with any amp via line out or any spdif capable dac/amp via optical out. Creative's Super X-Fi is frustratingly more limited but superior in its virtual surround capability. There is no digital line out, you have to double amp with all Super X-Fi...
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    Headphones - audio in game; knowing where your enemy is? (How does a USB Headset work to let you know where what you are hearing is in the gamespace?

    I too have tried almost every commercially available virtual surround solution and have the total opposite opinion. It's a subjective field given how the science of it works, so I think we both can be "right" because we both hear different things. I can say Super X-Fi and Out of Your Head, which...
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    Headphones - audio in game; knowing where your enemy is? (How does a USB Headset work to let you know where what you are hearing is in the gamespace?

    Look into HRTF. It's a deep rabbit hole but basically: you can simulate, with delay and EQ tricks, the sounds audio makes as it enters our ears and travels around our heads in a way to trick your brain into thinking the sound is actually coming from a specific place in space. A simple example is...
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    Advice on new PC speakers

    I have the bluetooth versions of those. They're great and your wife has good taste. :) If not those I'd second the JBL LSR305. I also have them and they're also great. A little more neutral I'd say.
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    Anyone get a Creative Super X-FI yet?

    It's really not meant for music. There is no reason to use this for listening to music and if you do, particularly if you use headphones not on its list, yeah I am not surprised it is not going to sound like what you like. You're taking a 2 channel recording and simulating it coming out of 7...
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    Creative SXFI AIR (w/ Super X-Fi Gen 2) Review - 9.1 Surround Sound with Your Headphones

    I have the Super X-Fi dongle. Same tech. Amazing little device, I can't game without it. It really is a very realistic virtual surround experience, particularly if you have headphones on their list. (There is a large number of headphones supported, including popular ones like Sennheiser 650...
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    Department of Justice Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

    That remains to be seen. Many big companies have come out of these just fine. Microsoft is basically just doing the exact same thing that got it into trouble 20 years ago. (I.e. shoving its browser down everyone's throats).
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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    Anyone else's top plate bow slightly in the middle? I can't figure out why, unless it is a size issue (too small) or is it because the riser if pushing on it?
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    EA Announces Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

    The Respawn guys are the guys who did MOHAA for EA 20 years ago, went on to wild success with the Call of Duty series, had a nasty divorce with Activision...and are now back at EA doing MoH again. What a world!
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Gigabyte is making a blower style 3090 that will fit. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-3090-blower-gpu It might melt your house, but it will fit!
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    What is the Best Cost No Option Small Form Factor Case for a Silent and Small WC Gaming Powerhouse (3090, etc)

    The 3090 is just not an SFF friendly card. Size, power draw, all of it. Even the 3080 is pushing it in a lot of cases. All the SF PSU's are already or are going to get crazy expensive. And the FE fan design is kind of an issue for small cases. I really want one of these cards but I am looking...
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    Unreal Engine 5 Revealed! Running real time on Playstation 5

    Bethesda has entered the chat
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    Creative releases Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Gaming Sound Card

    It does have an encoder and although the press release is a little vague ("digital cable") it sounds like it would indeed be via optical.
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    4K, 60FPS Footage of New York City in 1911

    Interesting how little fucks are given by people just slowly walking in front of streetcars and cars/buggies in general.
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