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Member Since 01/11/2017
Last Seen 06/09/2021
Location QLD

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Honestly, but this is obscene. Telcos scalping consoles to lock customers into expensive plans. Console availability will eventually...
18/08/2021 - 15:30
Google as well. Even though they have a somewhat more diversified income stream than Fecebook (eg. revenue from their cloud division)....
08/08/2021 - 17:20
They didn’t screw up, they got caught. Fecebook famously preaches a company culture of going fast and breaking things. Testing (and...
08/08/2021 - 16:53
Simple: for Facebook and Google, harvesting data and selling targeted apps is their core business model. For Apple and Amazon, it’s not....
08/08/2021 - 16:49
Hell no. This is paying Fecebook to bug your home.
08/08/2021 - 16:45
I find it downright crazy to loan them $200 for an expected shipment in more than 2 months. It’s not like they carry any risk: they will...
03/08/2021 - 12:50
I imagine that when played on a PS5, performance will be alright. But what about the bugs? Have they been fixed by now?
01/08/2021 - 22:09
Still too expensive an outdated product that wasn’t all that great when new. Requires plenty cooling and a power supply to match. Need to...
24/07/2021 - 14:39
Is this game available on platforms other than Fecebook/Oculus? I mean, this may be a brilliant title. But I won’t sell my soul to that...
21/07/2021 - 19:03
The fact that these games use it doesn't mean that they need it. You can always add some expensive effects that nobody even notices. It...
14/07/2021 - 13:17
No, AMDs Fidelity FX SuperResolution (FSR) is no DLSS equivalent. It doesn't even come close. Worse, FSR is no better than established...
13/07/2021 - 16:32
Some gamers have a lot of money to (literally) play with. But yes, it's insanely expensive. Not to mention that there are hardly any games...
13/07/2021 - 16:27
Yes. Crypto mining got banned in China and Ethereum is going to switch to "proof of stake" in H2/2021. Unless some other crypto currency...
13/07/2021 - 16:25
Had one of these and found the fans and also the pump noise to be very loud. Switched to a NH-D15 Noctua air cooler and won't be going back...
08/07/2021 - 13:00
This kind of price surge was predictable they announced a proprietary SSD format to go with the “Series” boxes. I fear that PS5’s...
14/06/2021 - 16:10
I believe that we're going to see sub-$300 pricing for these soon. The Series S is a decent little machine, but it's current pricing is...
12/06/2021 - 10:04
The need install base stations is a hard pass for me. When others can do inside-out tracking, then why can't Valve's pricey kit do it? I...
08/06/2021 - 17:11
Does one typically see an uplift in gaming performance when the GPU stays the same? I’ve got an ageing 6700K + GTX 1080. How much faster...
15/05/2021 - 16:29
It doesn’t - but game pass costs extra no? What you could argue is the option to subscribe to game pass, which you may consider as a...
27/04/2021 - 13:48
PS5 digital remains the better buy. Even at $425, the Series S is overpriced in comparison. They have to drop the price to $350 to make it...
27/04/2021 - 10:44
I meant to say that I wouldn’t buy an OEM PC - AiO or not. At the very least, motherboard and PSU are proprietary with limited upgrade...
04/04/2021 - 19:30
Had a Dell AiO PC once. Never again. It’s all proprietary components that are impossible to upgrade. That makes no sense for a gaming PC.
04/04/2021 - 19:12
All next-gen consoles are whisper-quiet. The Xbox does have the better design though. PS5 is an eye-catcher, but not a good one.
04/03/2021 - 19:20
Let’s wait and see. Thus far, Bethesda hasn’t released any new games under MSFT ownership. I happily buy an Xbox once they start...
04/03/2021 - 19:18
I’m still sceptical about next-gen Xbox exclusives. They sure did announce a whole lot of them and acquired Bethesda for $$$. But I fear...
04/03/2021 - 09:39
The SSD is faster on the PS5. But that aside, the Xbox is a little faster on paper. In reality, that doesn’t matter. In fact, many games...
04/03/2021 - 09:36
On top of that, Facebook has been lying about not ever making a Facebook account a mandatory prerequisite for using their Oculus headsets....
01/03/2021 - 15:11
It’s spyware. Giving these away for free would still be too expensive.
01/03/2021 - 15:08
Ironically, the 5800X is the CPU that reviewers recommended the least. Too expensive for too little differentiation from the 5600X and the...
28/02/2021 - 20:32
As expected, Series S prices are dropping quickly. This machine would be so much more appealing at a A$300 price tag. Even a discounted...
17/02/2021 - 18:35