drkohler

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    Digital Foundry: How Does Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Actually Work?

    in Gaming Discussion on 07 December 2017

    DonFerrari said: I accept port being inaccurate, but I don't think anyone can say it's pure BC or emulation either. Appreciate the explain. But at least where I come from when you write an emulator it basically run like 90% of the code of the system it's emulating as is. That was the old age of emulation. It worked like "Grab a line of original code, figure out what it does,...

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    Digital Foundry: How Does Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Actually Work?

    in Gaming Discussion on 07 December 2017

    DonFerrari said: drkohler said: For those who want a starting point, google "Static binary translation". From that point on, it gets more difficult because of multicore architecture, but it also gets easier as self-modifying code is forbidden in consoles - a major obstacle in PC code. It also helps that MS owns all the OS and library sources which makes it possible to write and...

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    Digital Foundry: How Does Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Actually Work?

    in Gaming Discussion on 05 December 2017

    Chrizum said: drkohler said: Backward compatibility is neither a porting nor an emulation operation. Anyone with enough knowledge about microprocesors roughly knows how it is done, and it has been explained already, long before DF figured out that they should write an article about it (an article which doesn't really tell us anything not already known). And don't ask me to write...

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    Digital Foundry: How Does Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Actually Work?

    in Gaming Discussion on 05 December 2017

    DonFerrari said: As far as I'm concerned it's much more of a port than emulation... it not only improves several aspects of the IQ, but it also is restricted to selected games and also face licensing rights. Backward compatibility is neither a porting nor an emulation operation. Anyone with enough knowledge about microprocesors roughly knows how it is done, and it has been explained...

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    PSVR sales big boost with black friday

    in Sony Discussion on 30 November 2017

    Lespaul said: I was told that there comeing out with a better VR head set with a better chip in it did any body else hear this The new headset is already out and has a"better chip" insofar as hdr is now passed through (plus some cable changes)....

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    Amazon U.S. November bestsellers and general Amazon-based discussion

    in Sales Discussion on 28 November 2017

    turdlips said: Sony responds on almost every NPD about leading in sales of hardware and software. Often mentioning being #1. A simple google search shows that. Prove it. Seriously, what is it with all those recent newbie posters selling one liners like "XBox is a beast", or plain nonsense like this newbie?...

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    Black Friday: 1 Tb BF PlayStation 4 sells out before Friday at every retailer?!

    in Sales Discussion on 28 November 2017

    leo-j said: ... I wouldn’t be shocked to know the ps4 at 199 is selling at a profit It isnt't. In the fy forecast reporting the Sony financial guy (?) stated that the profit forecast had been lowered due to "increased marketing expenses in the coming holidays" (paraphrased). You may be able to manufacture PS4s for less than that price, but the product price is higher....

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    PAL Charts - Week 47, 2017

    in Gaming Discussion on 27 November 2017

    celador said: these are from the gaf replacement site, assume they are legit, people seem to be treating them as such Also from same place UK: PS4+XBox = 243'000, XBox < 100'000...

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    NPD Analyst Expects Over 600,000 Xbox One X Sold this Year; PS4, Xbox One, Switch Could All Win November

    in Sales Discussion on 26 November 2017

    ironmanDX said: Damn... 600k or more Xbox One X is pretty crazy for 2017 alone. How much did the pro sell comparatively? I was expecting that at least 10% of the 30+M X1 owners would upgrade within the first year (there are just too many battered hardcore XBoxers out there). Maybe up to half of them within the first two months. So 600k X1X for 2017 would actually be pretty...

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    Black Friday: 1 Tb BF PlayStation 4 sells out before Friday at every retailer?!

    in Sales Discussion on 24 November 2017

    KazumaKiryu said: Sold out in some stores, yes (not only in america currently). I was curious what was going to happen at the local Mediamarkt here. And yes, they sold exactly ZERO PS4s today. They jacked up all prices 2-3 weeks ago, for example SW bundle $499, CoD bundle $439, other bundles $349-$379 (that's not the Pro, that's the vanilla PS4Ss). Not really surprising as...

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    PS4 sold like there was no tomorrow at my Best Buy

    in Gaming Discussion on 24 November 2017

    rodea_sky_soldier said: They're making any money? Or the first pricetag (399) was hyper overpriced? On the product PS4 S? No. And easy to figure out. The answer was mentioned in the last fj report. The profit outlook was reduced due to "increased promotions in the fall/winterperiods"....

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    Black Friday: 1 Tb BF PlayStation 4 sells out before Friday at every retailer?!

    in Sales Discussion on 24 November 2017

    p0isonparadise said: PS4 isn't sold out, lol. http://www.nowinstock.net/videogaming/consoles/ps4/ And if you actually looked at the list,you'd notice almost all lines with times > 3am are sold out, while there is stock for times < 3am. Pretty much tells you that PS4 likely IS sold out late in the morning anywhere....

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    Amazon U.S. November bestsellers and general Amazon-based discussion

    in Sales Discussion on 22 November 2017

    Barkley said: tbone51 said: That just shows the gap bewteen 5th and 6th. How are hourly sales calculated then? Is it not just how many units it sold in the past hour? No, all these numbers are going through some smoothing function (simplest way https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_average ). Otherwise random noise would bounce stuff around like mad....

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    I want to walk from New York to California

    in General Discussion on 18 November 2017

    LordLichtenstein said: My question to you guys are, do you think it is even possible to do something like this across the states?  Sure. Mr F. Gump did it, twice. Even with company the second time....

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    Check out the new Firefox Quantum

    in General Discussion on 17 November 2017

    Unfortunately I'm one of those whose Firefox just hibernates the system more and more. None of the solutions on Mozilla's website work for me, except when the task manager is running in a window....bizarre....

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    Amazon U.S. November bestsellers and general Amazon-based discussion

    in Sales Discussion on 15 November 2017

    X1Gates said: $189 xbox s vs a 199.99 ps4 slim is a no brainer. People will go for the cheaper option. Sony should have kept the 500g around so they can undercut their competitor. Here in my "neighbourhood", for the entire year, all xbox bundles (with one to upto four games), have been selling for $199 to $249, while the PS4 (with one game at best) have been selling for $299 to...

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    X1X sells 80k+ first week in U.K

    in Microsoft Discussion on 13 November 2017

    Jranation said: Yep! Who doesn't want the most powerful console!  Uh..like >90% of all people, I mean those who are not rabid console fanatics?...

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    Microsoft May Bring First-Party Franchises to PlayStation in the Future

    in Gaming Discussion on 07 November 2017

    KazumaKiryu said: The profits and sales would be incredible/much better for microsoft. The "Minecraft" versions are already available on ps4. MS bought the whole Minecraft thingie, including all contracts.  MS can't simply cancel existing contracts. Those are very likely extending into the future, you can bet if that weren't so, Minecraft would have long disappeared from...

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    67.5M PS4 shipped. 4.2M in Q2. Forecast for FY raised

    in Sales Discussion on 02 November 2017

    DonFerrari said: So if it isn't available on mediamarkt.nl it doesn't count? Well show me these discounts of Sony on their own store then. Mediamarkt is a bit of a no-go when comparing prices. Every Mediamarkt essentially operates on its own (disregarding nation-wide special deals and fixed prices set by top-managment). If you had two  Mediamarkts in the same road, they still...

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    67.5M PS4 shipped. 4.2M in Q2. Forecast for FY raised

    in Sales Discussion on 01 November 2017

    Ryng_Tolu said: i think we'll see something like this: 2017 - 20.0m / 73.4m2018 - 18.0m / 85.4m Math... how does it work ?...

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