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    Unreal Engine 5.1 adds some cool new stuff

    I'm excited to see what Stormgate does with it. Hopefully they have some high end settings. There hasn't been a good RTS with bleeding edge graphics in a long time. And with Unreal Engine they could do some really cool first person stuff along with the traditional isometric view. If they...
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    HTPC - no more?

    Most of the streaming can be done in Atmos and 4k hdr now, and it's not hard to find full quality 4k hdr atmos blu-ray downloads in my experience. That's usually what I do. Buying the actual physical disc, ripping, encoding, etc is too much of a pita for me.
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    Unreal Engine 5.1 adds some cool new stuff

    A big one they barely mentioned is foliage now using the nano stuff or whatever it's called. I saw some guy's video showing it off and the performance and detail is amazing. He did a massive forest.
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    HTPC - no more?

    Makes sense I guess. I typically only watch movies once and don't let my kids watch very much TV so I've never seen the point to do it myself. It seems much easier to simply download a movie instead of going through the whole ripping process though. If I can't stream it or download it I just...
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    HTPC - no more?

    Why do you guys go through this 6 hour, 20 step process to be able to "conveniently" watch a blu-ray movie once or twice instead of just playing it straight up?
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    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    Where can you access the live stream for that thing? Asking for a friend.
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    Portal with RTX

    Oh look, people complaining about a free upgrade for a game meant to show off high end hardware they don't have.
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    It was somewhat the same thing when the 30 series was new too. They must be overestimating the European market.
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

    I've had some fun experiences playing DMZ with some friends. The NPC interactions are OK, but the real fun is when you're extracting and run into other players. The three of us pulled up in an armored vehicle to an extraction in progress and I unloaded on them with a machine gun from the...
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    You're Most Anticipated 2023 Games

    I am most anticipated games of 2023. Stormgate is by far my most anticipated game. I'm not sure it's actually supposed to come out in 2023 though. Also excited for Starfield.
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    1080 ti is a great card. I also still use a 1080ti... Because my 3090 can't fit in my tower with my 4090. And I need to be able to run 8 screens. I actually used to use a 650 to run my extra displays, but it's so old the drivers needed for the 4090 don't work with the 650.
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    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    Don't buy your phone from a carrier, buy from Amazon or something. I've done this for the past 10 years or so and it's so much better not having any of that crap on there.
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    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    There is AI monitoring these forums for anti-AI sentiment. You'll be one of the first to go once skynet takes over.
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    HDMI Arc audio cards?

    Not that I know of. All of using receivers with our PC have wished for ARC support for a long time and it's never been supported by NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel.
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    Logitech G604 for $39.99 at Amazon and Best Buy

    I've never tried outside of warrenty. It's always been painless for me. Back a long time ago I would call in and they would just say ok and send me a new one without having to send the old ones. Then I would fix the the broken mice by bending the metal back on the switches. They've since...