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Forum: Console Forum 24-Aug-2014, 11:33
Replies: 38
Views: 1,367
Posted By Zaphod
A flip side of the devaluation is that I mostly...

A flip side of the devaluation is that I mostly consider bundle purchases and high discount steam buys as charity or patronage. I know when buying that it is very unlikely that I'll ever even play...
Forum: PC Games 22-Aug-2014, 10:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,731
Posted By Zaphod
For anyone who has yet to play it, this is in the...

For anyone who has yet to play it, this is in the Humble Bundle now (https://www.humblebundle.com/). Pay what you want, $1 and up.
Forum: Purchase Decisions Help 17-Aug-2014, 18:21
Replies: 50
Views: 3,313
Posted By Zaphod
As long as there is little or no gaming, I find...

As long as there is little or no gaming, I find 64GB to be plenty for windows and applications. There should be well above 50GB available if you move the recovery partition to a USB drive. Windows 8...
Forum: Purchase Decisions Help 17-Aug-2014, 16:45
Replies: 50
Views: 3,313
Posted By Zaphod
That one actually looks pretty nice. Doesn't seem...

That one actually looks pretty nice. Doesn't seem to be available in Europe, so I must have missed its existence entirely.
Forum: Purchase Decisions Help 17-Aug-2014, 14:56
Replies: 50
Views: 3,313
Posted By Zaphod
Nah. 1366x768 resolution is quite perfect for a...

Nah. 1366x768 resolution is quite perfect for a device that size. Many cheap 15-inchers go even lower, and none (that I've seen) in the sub $400 price range go any higher. The Asus is also likely to...
Forum: Purchase Decisions Help 17-Aug-2014, 12:39
Replies: 50
Views: 3,313
Posted By Zaphod
If you're considering going down that road, I'd...

If you're considering going down that road, I'd just go all the way and get her this (http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-T100TA-C1-WH-Detachable-Touchscreen-Laptop/dp/B00KX8OLN6/).
Forum: Console Forum 15-Aug-2014, 23:49
Replies: 47
Views: 2,920
Posted By Zaphod
Yeah. It's not about the Xbox business as a whole...

Yeah. It's not about the Xbox business as a whole at all. Just Xbox Entertainment Studios, which is the baranch/stusio/division that was supposed to create "interactive television content" for the...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 14-Aug-2014, 09:59
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Zaphod
I have used a couple of different versions of...

I have used a couple of different versions of those (both Atheros (v3) and Realtek (v4) versions are apparently still on sale), and both work fine with the driver supplied by Windows Update. Manually...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 31-Jul-2014, 22:16
Replies: 156
Views: 30,952
Posted By Zaphod
Hmm. TomsHardware just reviewed the FirePro W8100...

Hmm. TomsHardware just reviewed the FirePro W8100 (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firepro-w8100-workstation-graphics-card,3868.html), which according to that should be Tonga.
Forum: Console Forum 18-Jul-2014, 19:48
Replies: 5,323
Views: 309,552
Posted By Zaphod
Ah. But the thing is, training voice recognition...

Ah. But the thing is, training voice recognition needs some kind of interactivity. The system needs to know what the user is supposed to be saying. Thus my notion of gameification through...
Forum: Console Forum 18-Jul-2014, 16:45
Replies: 5,323
Views: 309,552
Posted By Zaphod
Indeed. Somehow I thought it was earlier than...

Indeed. Somehow I thought it was earlier than that. Probably not part of any long term strategy then.

As for the "listening in" part, I'll just assume you were completely joking. That's obviously...
Forum: Console Forum 18-Jul-2014, 10:40
Replies: 5,323
Views: 309,552
Posted By Zaphod
Well, I wasn't really thinking about benefits to...

Well, I wasn't really thinking about benefits to the Xbox or Kinect as such.

More as to the benefits of having (potentially) lots and lots of people chatting to their console as a way of iterating...
Forum: Console Forum 18-Jul-2014, 09:40
Replies: 5,323
Views: 309,552
Posted By Zaphod
Could this Skype Translate thingy...

Could this Skype Translate thingy (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/translator-052714.aspx) explain part of why MS was so keen on Kinect?

There seems to be some obvious synergies...
Forum: PC Games 21-Jun-2014, 00:33
Replies: 1,682
Views: 129,920
Posted By Zaphod
Good for them, I say. I might be a cheapskate...

Good for them, I say. I might be a cheapskate myself on occasion,but getting a huge summer discount on a game that released only three months ago wouldn't have boded well for its sales projections up...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 08-Apr-2014, 15:39
Replies: 33
Views: 3,932
Posted By Zaphod
Anyone seen any benchmarks on a weaker gaming...

Anyone seen any benchmarks on a weaker gaming CPU, say an i3 or something from AMD?
Forum: PC Games 02-Apr-2014, 09:18
Replies: 43
Views: 2,694
Posted By Zaphod
It does work well on my Windows tablet. Just...

It does work well on my Windows tablet. Just place a thumb on the screen and use it as a virtual thumbstick (hold and drag).

The placement of the summons and the buffs makes it so that you'll need...
Forum: PC Games 31-Mar-2014, 07:09
Replies: 43
Views: 2,694
Posted By Zaphod
Same here. Don't know, really. I guess you...

Same here.

Don't know, really. I guess you can't please everybody with a single setup. For me it was mostly getting movement on my "wrong hand" making things very difficult in such an hectic game....
Forum: PC Games 30-Mar-2014, 20:01
Replies: 43
Views: 2,694
Posted By Zaphod
A couple of quick comments. Game mechanics...

A couple of quick comments.

Game mechanics are not entirely obvious to the player. Might need better tutorializing or a help screen. The shop descriptions helps for the city upgrades, but...
Forum: PC Games 30-Mar-2014, 13:21
Replies: 43
Views: 2,694
Posted By Zaphod
I used 3CRVY-093EJ-QV0YN. Looks fun. Will...

I used 3CRVY-093EJ-QV0YN.

Looks fun. Will give it a spin and report back. :)
Forum: PC Games 21-Mar-2014, 18:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By Zaphod
If only. IIRC, the mobile version was built with...

If only. IIRC, the mobile version was built with unity, so I don't really expect the PC version to be any different. Had they been using the DX:HR assets/engine on the PC, at least I'd expect it to...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 21-Mar-2014, 07:15
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Zaphod
A bit of a catch 22 that: It wasn't really useful...

A bit of a catch 22 that: It wasn't really useful enough for people to test it during normal use, but in order for it to get better they needed more people to test it.

As opposed to the normal...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 20-Mar-2014, 10:34
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Zaphod
They actually pulled the Modern UI ("Metro")...

They actually pulled the Modern UI ("Metro") version that was supposed to go into FF 28 at the last minute.

Probably just as well, because it pretty much sucked. The UI itself wasn't all bad, but...
Forum: 3D Programming & Tools 13-Mar-2014, 06:30
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By Zaphod
Also: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ToGL

Also: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ToGL
Forum: Handheld Technology 14-Feb-2014, 08:58
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By Zaphod
Broadcom bought this stuff late last year, at the...

Broadcom bought this stuff late last year, at the time focusing on acquiring a carrier validated, production ready LTE SoC.

http://www.broadcom.com/press/release.php?id=s788513
Forum: PC Games 21-Jan-2014, 14:39
Replies: 70
Views: 11,189
Posted By Zaphod
I loved the atmosphere. That includes art,...

I loved the atmosphere. That includes art, writing, voice acting, music, etc.

Less enamored with the interface being simplified all the way to a single button. I missed a dedicated "look" command...
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