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haxxiy said:
Zippy6 said:

Hard R means the way of pronouncing it.

-gger rather than -gga. The hard R is supposedly more offensive. Honestly I couldn't tell the difference between the pronunciations anyway.

Could it be really just the rhotics? So it's less of a slur in the UK? Or when you use very stereotypical 'ebonics'? Crazy Americans :D

Anyway, we're getting a bit off topic here. Glad that Linus was able to sail off that one haha.

I'm from the IoM, which is basically right next to and a lot like the UK, and the R was pretty much reffed to as Retard, not with the N word.

That's why I knew when watching that Linus clip, that he meant retard and not the N word or hard racist. 

I actually find it kinda weird how ppl actually thought he meant he was racist, or used the N word, yet all I hear from US servers on discord and twitter all the time, is that saying retard is somehow worse than the N word, that using retard on said servers is bannable, and getting you called on out Twitter... I feel like the US has it completely backwards, as retardation as a word has existed far longer than the N word, yet the N word was actually used as a slur to begin with.

Last edited by Chazore - on 14 March 2023

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Captain_Yuri said:

Linus should be giving Luke a raise after that save. If Luke didn't ask for clarification, it would have been career ending.

Yeah, Luke was pretty much the saviour of both that moment, Linus dignity and the company overall. If he hadn't stepped in to clarify, they would have so been screwed over after that.

I really think after that little moment, that Linus should stop being that goofy dad who forgets what the modern world is like and actually be careful about those kinda topics lol. He's a tech channel, stick to techie talks, not "back in my day gosh darn it" stuff (because like he's prone to breaking stuff at conventions, he's clearly prone to accidentally making himself look worse via tongue).

Step right up come on in, feel the buzz in your veins, I'm like an chemical electrical right into your brain and I'm the one who killed the Radio, soon you'll all see

So pay up motherfuckers you belong to "V"

The Tuesday news:


GOG sees a new publisher sale featuring Retroism, that puts its titles on sale with up to 75% discounts during the next 7 days:

Steam has six new deals/sales, plus a few weeklong deals:

There are three new sales at the Humble Store:

Fanatical has two new 24 hours flash deals:


NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 531.29


  • This new Game Ready Driver provides the best gaming experience for the latest new titles supporting NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology including Atomic Heart and the closed Beta of THE FINALS.

Fixed Issues

  • Higher CPU usage from NVIDIA Container might be observed after exiting a game [4007208]
  • Stability issues may be observed on certain laptops with GeForce GTX 10/MX250/350 series GPUs [4008527]
  • Adobe application stability issues using 531.18 [4009055][4008751]


Doom 3 gets an overhaul mod that bridges the gap between classic Doom, Doom 3 and modern Doom
Death_Chopper has released an overhaul mod for Doom 3 that attempts to bridge the gap between classic Doom, Doom 3 and modern Doom.
Going into mode tails, Doom 3: Retaliation tweaks the game’s gallery of enemies, weapons, and missions. Furthermore, the mod adds some new adversaries and weapons to spice things up. The mod also features many graphical changes, such as small changes to the particle effects, or overhauled lighting for some missions. And while the mod focuses on action and movement, it retains Doom 3’s atmosphere.
Doom 3: Retaliation changes the experience by completely overhauling enemy behavior and giving every single weapon some kind of utility. The modder has also overhauled combat encounters in the missions, to give seasoned players a new challenge.
It’s also worth noting that the modder has changed nearly every single enemy in every mission. As such, some maps will feel like a gauntlet. The maps have also all gotten tweaked encounters, and have been balanced for the pacing, to make for a steady increase in difficulty.
>> There's a 12 minutes long video of the mod.


Epic Games comments on Elden Ring’s stolen animations accusations
A couple of days ago, people accused Archangel Studios of stealing animations from Elden Ring. As the developers claimed, though, those animations are part of an asset pack that is currently available for purchase on the Epic Games Store. Naturally, the devs contacted Epic Games who commented on the integrity of this asset pack.
From the looks of it, Epic Games cannot verify whether or not this pack features any stolen assets. This is hilarious. Not only that, but Epic Games cannot make any guarantee to the purchasers of the content they are buying.

First gameplay teaser trailer for Unreal Engine 5-powered social deduction horror game, Deceit 2
Developer World Makers debuted a new trailer for Deceit 2 at this year’s Streamer Awards, showcasing the first snippets of gameplay from it.

Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0.1 released and here are its changes & tweaks
DICE has just released a brand new update for Battlefield 2042. According to the release notes, Update 4.0.1 brings a small set of changes aimed at resolving some Quality of Life and balancing issues.
>> And to try out how the game plays now after all the fixes it has had, it's free to play until March 16, and also 70% off.

The Division 2 Title Update 17.1 released, full patch notes revealed
Ubisoft has just released a brand new update for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. According to the release notes, Title Update 17.1 brings various balance tweaks, and packs a number of bug fixes.

Here are some brand new screenshots for Dead Island 2
Deep Silver has released a new set of screenshots for its upcoming first-person zombie game, Dead Island 2. These screenshots should give you an idea of the game’s visual art style. Naturally, though, they do not represent the quality of the final product as they are pre-release screenshots.

The Last of Us Part I Remake gets another short PC gameplay trailer
Sony and Naughty Dog have released another short PC gameplay trailer for The Last of Us Part I Remake. This new trailer showcases some of the game’s features, like Audio Descriptions, Enhanced Listen Mode, and Controller Support.

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The Tuesday news, part two:

Kerbal Space Program 2's negative reception could start to turn around this week, if the first big patch isn't delayed
Despite taking nearly three years longer than expected to arrive, Kerbal Space Program 2 was in pretty rough shape when it debuted in early access in February. Performance was rough and bugs were plentiful: "Too early access for early access" is how one Steam user put it.
That situation will hopefully improve later this week. Developer Intercept Games says it is making "good headway on performance improvements and bug squashing" in the first patch for Kerbal Space Program 2, which it hopes to have out on March 16—although that date isn't carved in stone.

Sons of the Forest patch fixes NPC's chaotic behavior, but it turns out a lot of players liked him that way: 'I hate Kelvin now'
Learning things and getting smarter is normally a cause for celebration, but in the case of Kelvin, everyone's favorite Sons of the Forest flunkie, it's having the opposite effect: A recent patch gave him a bigger brain, and some players do not like it.

Hitman is 'a little bit on hiatus' as IO Interactive focuses on James Bond and its new fantasy RPG
Hitman has been around for more than 20 years now, during which time some entries have been markedly better than others. But it's arguable that the series truly hit its stride with the 2016 reboot, which culminated in a brilliantly good trilogy and eventually into an all-encompassing package called Hitman: World of Assassination. Unfortunately for fans, we now know there won't be any new adventures for Agent 47 for a good while to come.
>> Understandable.

WoW 'hardcore' players currently use an addon to prove their runs are legit, but may be getting official servers soon
World of Warcraft Classic is already a harder, more punishing version of modern WoW, but a whole community of players like making it worse.
Right now, there's no built-in WoW Classic hardcore mode: players just commit to deleting their characters if they die on their own. However, after many, many requests from the Classic hardcore community for official hardcore realms, or servers, Blizzard might finally do it. Twitter user Meorawr (tweeted by Solanya) found code in the WoW patch 10.1 PTR (public test realm) that looks like a warning message for someone about to make a character on a hardcore realm.

That co-op farming game with mechs has been delayed
Generally speaking, when you're talking about "mechs," you're talking about massive machines of war in games like Battletech or Iron Harvest. Lightyear Frontier is an unusual but fun-looking twist on that formula: It's a farming sim, and your mechs are farm machines—the fusion-powered, bipedal tractors of the future. Autocannons are out, irrigation hoses are in.

Hogwarts Legacy silently shuts up annoying NPC
Hogwarts Legacy received a recent patch that was mainly focused on bug fixes and ray tracing. Yet the patch notes omitted a change, swiftly spotted by players and subsequently confirmed by developer Avalanche, that is more of a quality of life improvement. They've shut up those bloody statues.

System Shock has had a last-minute delay until May: 'We are after all merely human'
Shodan is up to her old tricks and, instead of being able to try and defeat her in March, we'll now be twiddling our thumbs and waiting for System Shock until the end of May. Bloody AIs, ruining our good times.

The launch of Star Citizen's biggest update has been a shambles, and players are frustrated: 'This is embarrassingly bad'
The neverending development of Star Citizen continues, and just before the weekend Cloud Imperium Games pushed out an extremely meaty update that promised to nudge the game towards the level of persistence it's been promising since the Kickstarter days.

Bloober CEO defends Konami: 'They do know what they are doing'
"Those people who are in charge of Konami Gaming right now, of course I can't tell you all the details, but I believe that they do understand how gaming works," said Babieno. "They came from companies which worked on many great projects, and I'm pretty sure that they are making great choices by choosing partners, by choosing projects… And I do understand that people are a little bit angry at Konami for the stuff which happened in the past, but I would like to say, give them the time, because they do know what they are doing."

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So MLID (yeah I know) did just a leak video on RTX 4070, including the MSRP for the FE reference and AiB models.

And the price is allegedly going to be *drum roll please...*


$750!!!!!! And has capped the MSRP for AiB partners to ~10% premium (thanks Jensen).

Nvidia.. what the actual fuck if true. A 3080(ish) card, two and a half years later with worse value. Seriously, no shame.

Should've released the card on April, 1st. What a joke.

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Very big doubt on that price because it makes zero logical sense. Pay $50 more and get the far superior 4070 Ti? Even Nvidia isn't that stupid. Maybe only the Strix model will ask that price.


                   PC Specs: CPU: 5950X || GPU: Strix 4090 || RAM: 32GB DDR4 3600 || Main SSD: WD 2TB SN850

Yeah doesn't make much sense. Way to close to the Ti pricing with majorly cut down specs.

I can see them pricing it at $699 though, sadly. Which falls in line with the $200 price hike from the 3070Ti to 4070Ti.

With Nvidia you can't really tell.. other than expect the worst when it comes to GPU pricing and hope to be surprised lol.

Yea I think best case which is still awful for a 70 class mind you would be $600 for a 4070 and worst case will be $700. Least 4070 should be getting 12gb of vram so that's a good improvement over 3070. But since the 4060 will be getting 8gb of vram on a 128 bit bus for likely the same price as a 3070... yuck. And the L2 is fairly cut down with the 60 class as well so it would be a strictly 1080p gpu for likely around $500 which is insane.


                   PC Specs: CPU: 5950X || GPU: Strix 4090 || RAM: 32GB DDR4 3600 || Main SSD: WD 2TB SN850

The Wednesday news, all in one post:


Steam's Top 10 (ending March 14th)

(Full list here)

GOG has four new DotD and three new sales:

Steam has two new deals:

Fanatical has two new 24 hours Flash Deals:




Here’s Resident Evil 4 Remake with fixed camera angles & first-person view
Resident Evil fans, here is something special for you today. TheResidentofEvil and praydog have released two videos, showcasing Resident Evil 4 Remake with fixed camera angles and a first-person mode.
Let’s start with the first video. Created by TheResidentofEvil, this is a proof-of-concept video and nothing more. This isn’t a mod, and you cannot download it from anywhere. (...)
The other video is from modder praydog. This video shows off an early version of a first-person mod that praydog is currently working on. As we can see, this first-person camera mod looks pretty rough. Still, it can give you an idea of what you can expect from it.

Take a look at the 2D Shooter & 3D Remakes of the classic Fallout games
Modders ‘jonaszIGD’ and ‘OldFallout’ are working on two amazing projects for the first two classic Fallout games. The first project is a 3D Remake of Fallout 2, whereas the second one is re-imagining the first Fallout as a 2D side-scrolling game.

Modders use AI to give Skyrim's Dragonborn the voice of Master Chief, and I am once again asking if this is actually legal
Skyrim can feel pretty long in the tooth these days. Although the game gets re-released once every four months, it originally came out in 2011, and there are plenty of design quirks lurking in its Gamebryo frame that can make it hard to get into if you're used to modern, lavish productions.
Take, for example, the silent protagonist. Wouldn't it be better if we could hear the Dragonborn inflect and emote? Wouldn't it be better if classic lines like "On second thought, never mind" were delivered with the full range of the human larynx? Wouldn't it be better if the game were literally voiced by Master Chief from Halo?
Well, dreams do come true, because thanks to the questionable power of AI voice generation, modders have been hard at work asking if they 'can' and not if they 'should'. The Master Chief Voicepack for Skyrim is just one of many, many AI-synthesised voice mods that a modder called FearTCB has cooked up in recent months. You can also play using Geralt's voice, Kratos', Ciri's, or the echoey, booming tones of Morrowind's Dagoth Ur, plus others.
>> There's a short video of the mod.


Pre-Dark Souls action-adventure PC game, Blade of Darkness, gets a free HD Update
The SNEG team has released a free HD Update for the pre-Dark Souls fantasy action-adventure game, Blade of Darkness. This free update will improve the game’s graphics by using higher-quality textures and some new graphical effects.

The detective noir Tron game from the Thomas Was Alone creator has a new trailer and releases next month
Tron: Identity, the upcoming Tron-iverse visual novel from Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell, has a new gameplay trailer and a release date. You'll be donning your electric nightwear, mounting a lightcycle, and making all sorts of really bad computer decisions when the game releases on April 11.

The Chaos Dwarfs, one of Total War: Warhammer 3's most anticipated factions, finally come to the game next month
The Chaos Dwarfs are coming. That's not the last, baffled whimper of my diseased mind, it's a statement of fact: Chaos Dwarf DLC is finally coming to Total War: Warhammer 3 alongside the game's 3.0 update on April 13.

Minecraft 1.20 features are now included in the latest game version as an experiment toggle
Although we don't know the launch date for the next major Minecraft update, today's Java version update 1.19.4 actually includes a toggle to activate all of the big Minecraft 1.20 features that have been announced so far. So you don't need to go juggling snapshot versions anymore if you want to take a test drive with the new sniffer, cherry blossom biome, and archeology features.

Was anyone else obsessed with Terminal Velocity in the '90s? It just got an update
I don't know how Terminal Velocity landed on my family's PC in the mid-'90s, but I know I spent too much time playing it. We didn't even have the full game, just the shareware version which only included the first chapter, and I'm pretty sure I never actually bothered to reach the end of that chapter. I just liked flying the spaceship around.
An updated version called Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition released today, and by contemporary standards, that first level I played so much of is barely a videogame: You fly around above an alien planet shooting enemy ships and tanks and buildings, collecting power-up orbs, and sometimes flying through tunnels. The flight model gives you a level of control that's close to Descent's, but you always have some forward momentum. There ain't much to it, but I still remember why I was so into it: the scale. It felt like you could fly through the first planet's mountain range forever. (The Steam page says there are "over 400,000 sq miles of terrain," for whatever that's worth.)

Indie dev accused of using stolen FromSoftware animations removes them, warns others against trusting marketplace assets
The makers of the indie soulslike Bleak Faith: Forsaken have removed assets that were allegedly lifted from FromSoftware games. Archangel Games says Epic Games has now removed the third-party listings from the Unreal Engine marketplace, but it still hasn't told the studio whether or not they were actually stolen.

Valve teases CS:GO players with another 'Counter-Strike 2' reference, this time in the Steam backend
A couple weeks ago, data mined from an Nvidia driver intensified speculation that Valve is close to releasing a new version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on its Source 2 engine. Now Valve is mucking around with the CS:GO data on the Steam backend, and if this rumored Source 2 version isn't actually imminent, then Gabe is just messing with us on purpose.

Cities: Skylines puts out its final DLC roadmap before it goes away for good
Cities: Skylines is going through its bucket list ahead of this year's release of Cities: Skylines 2. Before it shuffles off stage entirely, the first game is bringing eight years of updates to a close with a raft of themed "World Tour" DLC, plus some new music, new buildings, and one final "mini expansion".

Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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I agree that the rumored $750 price tag is hard to believe given how close it is to the price of the 4070Ti and how much cut out the is this GPU (according to the rumors we have).

But well, we're at a point where I no longer have any idea of what's going on with GPU prices. Is the rumor simply wrong? Maybe. Is Nvidia actually going with this price? Given how they prices th 4080 to upsell the 4090, I can't rule out the possibility of Nvidia doing something similar with the 4070 to further strenght the value of the 4070Ti.

Also, given how well the 4070Ti sold at launch, could it be that Nvidia is testing how much is people willing to spend on these cards, hence the high price? Unlikely but, as I said, I can't say I'd be surprised if this was the case.

And lastly, there's the possibility of Nvidia launching this rumor so that, once they reveal the card for $700, people don't complain about it and instead posts messages of how glad they are that it's not as expensive as they feared. Given how the market goes, this is also a very likely possibility.

Anyway, we live in strange times when it comes to GPU pricing. Nightmarish times.

Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.