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Forum: Console Forum 18-Jul-2014, 19:48
Replies: 5,207
Views: 280,696
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: 5,207
Views: 280,696
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: 5,207
Views: 280,696
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: 5,207
Views: 280,696
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: 1,676
Views: 122,940
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: 3,652
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: 2,505
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: 2,505
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: 2,505
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: 2,505
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: 1,219
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: 870
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: 870
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: 510
Posted By Zaphod
Also: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ToGL

Also: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ToGL
Forum: Handheld Technology 14-Feb-2014, 08:58
Replies: 13
Views: 958
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: 10,863
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...
Forum: 3D & Semiconductor Industry 15-Jan-2014, 21:45
Replies: 3,266
Views: 477,537
Posted By Zaphod
Probably not for dual graphics, no. But isn't...

Probably not for dual graphics, no. But isn't there still the possibility that HSA/Mantle-optimized Kaveri get games/software where it could take on a role analogous to a dedicated PhysX card or some...
Forum: PC Games 14-Jan-2014, 20:02
Replies: 70
Views: 10,863
Posted By Zaphod
So, the (first half of the) game that started...

So, the (first half of the) game that started both this thread and the Kickstarter craze for games almost two years ago is now out for backers.

And so far I think it's pretty damn good.
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 14-Jan-2014, 16:56
Replies: 1,394
Views: 210,002
Posted By Zaphod
They then proceed to a couple of press deck...

They then proceed to a couple of press deck slides with benchmarks (http://www.anandtech.com/show/7677/amd-kaveri-review-a8-7600-a10-7850k/7).
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 14-Jan-2014, 16:42
Replies: 1,394
Views: 210,002
Posted By Zaphod
The 45W version is the most interesting, indeed....

The 45W version is the most interesting, indeed. I'd also be interested to see how a version with 4 CPU modules and half the GPU would fare (that should be roughly size neutral).
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 06-Jan-2014, 00:43
Replies: 1,394
Views: 210,002
Posted By Zaphod
Another mirror from the Mantle thread. ...

Another mirror from the Mantle thread.



Edit: The above link appears to have gone dead now, but this seems like a pretty complete set:...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 01-Jan-2014, 18:43
Replies: 1,394
Views: 210,002
Posted By Zaphod
Considering that my Deneb@3.9GHz (which is...

Considering that my Deneb@3.9GHz (which is virtually ancient in CPU terms) just did 402/103 on a system that has't been rebooted in ages, those CPU scores aren't all too impressive.

Hope they've...
Forum: Processor & Chipset Technology 29-Dec-2013, 17:30
Replies: 132
Views: 23,234
Posted By Zaphod
Thanks. I see now that (unlike last gen) the...

Thanks. I see now that (unlike last gen) the Z-series tablet atoms actually list 64bit support (though, I haven't seen anything but 2GB 32bit models for sale).

With the available models showing...
Forum: Processor & Chipset Technology 28-Dec-2013, 21:00
Replies: 132
Views: 23,234
Posted By Zaphod
Anyone have any insights as to the real usage...

Anyone have any insights as to the real usage practical pros and cons of the Pentium Bay Trails vs. the Atom ones?

As far as I can tell, the Pentium gains a bit on max clocks, 64bit support and...
Forum: PC Games 12-Dec-2013, 16:04
Replies: 1,676
Views: 122,940
Posted By Zaphod
Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for free...

Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for free at GOG (for the next two days).

http://www.gog.com/news/free_games_fallout_fallout_2_and_fallout_tactics
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