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Comment: Re:Some good data... (Score 1) 434 434

by plonk420 (#49626325) Attached to: Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer
Dear Art Popp

You don't have to be rich to afford a 4.4 Android device. I have a contractless 4.4 piece of shit "top 4 brand" on my country's best network for $30. however, i fully expect there to be no updates. ever.

there are a small handful of ways to get a phone that'll be updated once in a while for under $100-200, you just have to nerdily search exhaustively.

Comment: Re:Optimizing the driver stack... (Score 1) 80 80

by plonk420 (#47163315) Attached to: AMD, NVIDIA, and Developers Weigh In On GameWorks Controversy
what driver issues? i have yet to see gaming related drivers issues...

launch day games i've tried with no issues on my 5870 include BF3 (includling "paid beta"), Sup Com 2, Starcraft 2a, Portal 2, Crysis 2 trial, NFS: Shift, Metal Gear Rising, Borderlands 2, Skyrim*, Train Simulator 2014* (* = launch + 1 month)

only issues i've had were a few demoscene nvidia-favoring demos and bitcoin-related OpenCL driver combinations.

Comment: Re:history (Score 1) 87 87

by plonk420 (#42927621) Attached to: Unigine's Newest Benchmark Features Huge, Open-Space Expanses
from Pixar-sponsored, check out (2011) Numb Res by Fairlight (yes, that one) and CNCD; requires DX10 (or check out 2010's Agenda Circling Forth without the GPU-crushing endbit)... Epsilon (2011, 64k) for tasty ray tracying (or google "pouet photon race 2") ... (2010, best effects) FR-063 also has GPU physics. and (2009, 4k) Elevated has an insane amount of content for 4k.

off-scene/pouet, there's Separable Subsurface Scattering (Real Time). semi-raytracingish, there's Rigid Gems

Comment: What issues? (Score 1) 213 213

other than Rage, i haven't come across any game-interrupting issues. and i was even running old-ass drivers most of the time (6-9 months old usually).

i always bring up launch day/early access games i haven't had issues with: the Crysis 2 demo, Starcraft 2, BF3, NFS: Shift, Alan Wake, Supcom 2. sadly, i was a bit late with Skyrim, getting in at v1.2.

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