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Captain_Yuri said:

NVIDIA announces DLDSR (Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution), coming to GeForce drivers on January 14th

https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-announces-dldsr-deep-learning-dynamic-super-resolution-coming-to-geforce-drivers-on-january-14th

"Our January 14th Game Ready Driver updates the NVIDIA DSR feature with AI. DLDSR (Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution) renders a game at higher, more detailed resolution before intelligently shrinking the result back down to the resolution of your monitor. This downsampling method improves image quality by enhancing detail, smoothing edges, and reducing shimmering.

DLDSR improves upon DSR by adding an AI network that requires fewer input pixels, making the image quality of DLDSR 2.25X comparable to that of DSR 4X, but with higher performance. DLDSR works in most games on GeForce RTX GPUs, thanks to their Tensor Cores."

Sounds quite fap worthy. It looks like it's being implemented at a driver level so it should work with every game.

Yeah, could be awesome, especially for "older" games.



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So Nvidia has remembered that they have a downscaling tool, first introduced with the GTX 9xx series, and decides to bring it back, only making it use AI so that only the users of RTX cards can use it.

Ok. Cool, I guess.



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More News...

Global Chip Shortage Forces Canon to Sell Ink Without DRM

Least that's one benefit of the shortage I guess


Canon makes 'all-in-one' printers that refuse to scan when out of ink, lawsuit claims

https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/19/canon_lawsuit_ink/

I only ever really use Brother printers personally and they seem to work well.

PCI-SIG officially releases PCIe 6.0 specifications its members

https://videocardz.com/press-release/pci-sig-officially-releases-pcie-6-0-specifications-its-members

[Rumor] STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl being delayed to fall 2022

https://www.resetera.com/threads/rumor-stalker-2-heart-of-chernobyl-being-delayed-to-fall-2022.538025/

God please not be true

DXVK 1.9.3 is out supporting DLSS, D3D9 improvements and more on Linux

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2022/01/dxvk-193-is-out-supporting-dlss-d3d9-improvements-and-more/

RPCS3 PlayStation 3 emulation on the PC is seriously impressive | MVG

If you do have any interest, as it does require an official Playstation 3 firmware from Sony's website, I'd consider downloading a copy in case Sony removes it eventually.



             

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Humble Bundle has announced changes are coming to Humble Choice. Blog post here, FAQ here.

Summary

  • tiers will be consolidated to only one with a price of $11.99 USD per month for all the games;
  • claims to focus more on quality of games and that number of games offered might differ between months;
  • introduce Humble Games Collection, a collection of games that can be played so long as one has an active subscription. This will require to download the Humble app to play them. February's will be: Forager, Wizard of Legend, Dodgeball Academia, Unsighted, Void Bastards;
  • Trove will become Vault in the app where you can download from that collection of games, once downloaded they will remain playable even after the end of membership;
  • Bonus discount on their store up to a maximum of 20%, based on how long one has been a member. Skipping or cancelling reduces it back to 10%. Below is how the discount rate changes;
Consecutive MonthsDiscount %
1 - 210%
3 - 515%
6 - 1117%
12+20%

Since I'm on the classic subscription this isn't a big change for me. I already own 3 of the 5 games from their collection, I might use it to check out if the others are any good.

I'm not fond of this line from the FAQ:

Humble Choice provides a curated selection of hand-picked games that are yours to keep forever, redeemable via a key for a variety of platforms when available (Steam, Epic, Origin, GOG, etc.)

Never liked it when keys outside of Steam were given.

My current plan will be renewed near the end of February so I can at least check if the first month of this new arrangement is any good.



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Captain_Yuri said:

More News...

Global Chip Shortage Forces Canon to Sell Ink Without DRM

Least that's one benefit of the shortage I guess

Looking back on what my stepdad originally said about ads being a "necessary evil" (They really aren't, and I argued that to death with him) and seeing him get pissed off about printer inks containing DRM (after I had to explain to him what DRM even was to begin with), kinda makes me lol at this, because it's about damn time printer ink stopped doing bs DRM.

He'll probably be happy when I tell him the news, but I don't think he even bothers with printers anymore.



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Chazore said:
Captain_Yuri said:

More News...

Global Chip Shortage Forces Canon to Sell Ink Without DRM

Least that's one benefit of the shortage I guess

Looking back on what my stepdad originally said about ads being a "necessary evil" (They really aren't, and I argued that to death with him) and seeing him get pissed off about printer inks containing DRM (after I had to explain to him what DRM even was to begin with), kinda makes me lol at this, because it's about damn time printer ink stopped doing bs DRM.

He'll probably be happy when I tell him the news, but I don't think he even bothers with printers anymore.

The annoying part is that they stopped doing it only because of the shortage, once the shortage goes away, I am sure they will go right back to doing it. I also facepalm anytime someone says blah anti consumer practice is a necessary evil. It's like no, it's only "necessary" to increase their profits in majority of the cases.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:

The annoying part is that they stopped doing it only because of the shortage, once the shortage goes away, I am sure they will go right back to doing it. I also facepalm anytime someone says blah anti consumer practice is a necessary evil. It's like no, it's only "necessary" to increase their profits in majority of the cases.

I know they will, and with their current downtime, they'll likely even figure a new process for the DRM, that probably won't rely too heavily on what they are currently short of. 

Also, ikr?, I told him time and time again that we don't need ads shoved in our faces all the time and he's like "well some people might want to know about something!", and I said "yeah, they can go fucking look it up online, read a newspaper or something, to learn about what it is they want/are looking to buy".

As soon as I figured how ads work and why they exist, I've since regarded them as being largely obtrusive, useless and damaging in some cases (damaging as in taking up website space, data, ads that contain malicious crap etc). 



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The news:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

GOG has two new sales:

Steam has two new daily deals:

Fanatical has a new Star Deal: Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is 92% off for the next 48 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/tokyo-xanadu-e-x

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 511.17 WHQL

  • Includes support for the 12GB GeForce RTX 3080.

Fixed Issues

  • [Detroit Become Human]: Random stuttering/freezing occurs in the game. [3389250]
  • Flicker/disappearing text when 12-bit color is used [3358884]
  • [HDR][G-Sync]: Mouse pointer gets stuck after turning on HDR from the Windows Control
  • Panel or after toggling G-Sync from the NVIDIA control panel. [200762998] To work around, click the mouse (right or left button). The mouse cursor will be sluggish for a few seconds before returning to normal operation.

>> Download from here.

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 22.1.1
https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-22-1-1

Support For

  • Monster Hunter Rise™
  • God of War™
    • Up to 7% increase in performance in God of War™ @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 22.1.1 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6900 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.12.1.RS-445
    • Up to 7% increase in performance in God of War™ @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 22.1.1 on the 16 GB Radeon™ RX 6800 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.12.1.RS-446
    • Up to 7% increase in performance in God of War™ @ 4K Ultra Settings, using Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 22.1.1 on the 12 GB Radeon™ RX 6700 XT graphics card, versus the previous software driver version 21.12.1.RS-447

Fixed Issues

  • Connecting multiple monitors with high display bandwidths and differences in vertical intervals to a system may lead to high idle memory clock values being experienced by some users.
  • After upgrading to the latest Radeon™ Software, the Power Tuning component of a saved tuning profile may not load correctly when a user imports a previously saved tuning profile.
  • When some users zoom-in during Halo Infinite™ gameplay, they may experience visual corruption on some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon® RX 5600 XT Graphics.
  • Flickering may be observed when playing Fortnite™ on some AMD Graphics Products such as Radeon® RX 6800 XT Graphics using DirectX® 12 with Radeon™ Boost enabled.

MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

Castlevania: Seal of the Eclipse is a free fan game, announcement trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/castlevania-seal-of-the-eclipse-is-a-free-fan-game-announcement-trailer/
It appears that a team of indie developers is currently working on a free unofficial Castlevania game, Castlevania: Seal of the Eclipse. This Castlevania game is a tribute to the old 8-bit Castlevania titles, and is not related to Konami.
Designed after the spirit of the CotM titles, this project aims to present the Umbra team’s vision of 1999 in a more traditional-CV light.
>> How long until Konami sends them a letter?

Far Cry 2 gets a new unofficial patch, packing gameplay tweaks & fixes
https://www.dsogaming.com/patches/far-cry-2-gets-a-new-unofficial-patch-packing-gameplay-tweaks-fixes/
Modder ‘Boggalog’ has released an unofficial patch for Ubisoft’s classic FC game, Far Cry 2. This unofficial patch comes a number of gameplay tweaks, enhancements and fixes. As such, we recommend downloading it (in case you want to replay it).
Going into more details, this mod removes the weird line close to the player where high-quality shadows become low quality. It also slightly improves draw distance and LOD when using ‘Geometry – Ultra High’ and ‘Terrain – Ultra High’.
>> You'll find it at Nexus Mods.

This Half-Life mod replaces Gordon Freeman with Spyro the Dragon
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/this-half-life-mod-replaces-gordon-freeman-with-spyro-the-dragon/
Half-Life: Year of the Dragon is an ambitious mod for the original Half-Life with only one goal: Make the whole game work around Spyro the Dragon (thanks, GamesRadar+). I mean, why not. Created by modder Magic Nipples(!), this project presents Half-Life's environments from a third-person perspective, picks and chooses levels from the original Half-Life, and remixes them to work with the irritating dragon's moveset.
The mod is not yet released though there are some work-in-progress demos and the below trailer: "Essentially you’d have a hub world similar to that of a typical Spyro game," writes Magic Nipples. "Then you’d have a selection of 10 or so chapters from Half-Life and expansions. I still have to finalize the list, but expect something like that."

GAMING NEWS

Combat trailer released for ELEX II
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/combat-trailer-released-for-elex-ii/
THQ Nordic has released a new trailer for ELEX II that focuses on its combat mechanics. ELEX II is the sequel to ELEX, the open-world role-playing experience from the creators of the Gothic and Risen series, Piranha Bytes.

Forever Skies is new survival-action game from Far From Home
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/forever-skies-is-new-survival-action-game-from-far-from-home/
Far From Home has announced a new first-person survival action game, called Forever Skies. In addition, the team has released its first gameplay trailer that you can find below.



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The news, part two:

EA confirms FIFA accounts were hijacked because of 'human error'
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/ea-confirms-fifa-accounts-were-hijacked-because-of-human-error/
Electronic Arts has confirmed reports that a number of "high-profile" FIFA Ultimate Team accounts have been taken over by hackers, who were able to "exploit human error within our customer experience team" in order to bypass two-factor authentication.

Fortnite update finally adds crazy tornadoes and lightning
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/fortnite-update-tornado-lightning-flare-gun/
If you're like me, the Fortnite Chapter 3 trailer was bonkers simply for the fact that it showed off what Unreal Engine 5 can bring to battle royale: Namely, giant honkin' tornadoes and violent lightning storms. The latest Fortnite update finally adds these awesome weather effects, and some new gameplay twists as a result.

Hitman 3 year 2 reveal coming later this week
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/hitman-3-year-2-reveal-coming-later-this-week/
IO Interactive announced today that the second year of Hitman 3, our pick for the best stealth game of 2021, will be revealed on January 13. The unveiling will come in the form of a 15-minute video "packed full of announcements, reveals and never-before-seen footage of new content."

Leap is a 60-player FPS that looks like Tribes with hoverboards and a robo-moose
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/leap-is-a-60-player-fps-that-looks-like-tribes-with-hoverboards-and-a-robo-moose/
Citadel: Forged With Fire developer Blue Isle Studios is working on a new project called Leap that will pit up to 60 players against one another in high-mobility, aerial-focused FPS combat. The shooter is "coming soon" to Steam, and will begin closed beta testing later this month.

Riot will pay employees 25% of their salary to quit if they aren't convinced by its new direction
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/riot-five-year-plan/
Riot Games will pay any employee 25% of their annual salary if they quit now. Where applicable, employees who accept the offer will receive three months of subsidized health benefits, and won't forfeit upcoming bonuses.

Stalker 2 delayed to December
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/stalker-2-delay-december/
Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, the long-awaited new addition to GSC Game World's cult shooter series, has been delayed. The studio said today that instead of arriving in April as planned, the game is now slated to launch on December 8.



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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