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  1. Chinese President Xi Jinping has decided to pull all foreign technologies from Chinese government offices. It's going to be a serious scramble to replace the growing amount of technologies that depend on international cooperation to produce, and require domestic technologies be implemented instead. The plan is to replace 30% in 2020, 50% in 2021, and the remaining 20% in 2022. This may sound like a huge, unreasonable, daunting task, but that's because it is. The "trade war" between Trump and Jinping is not something I view positively. There is no need for this kind of aggressive posturing. Trump banned US companies from doing business with the Chinese telecoms company Huawei this year, which giants Google, Intel, and Qualcomm, announced they'll discontinue cooperative efforts with Huawei. Trumps goal is to undermine Chinese technology by cutting China off from western knowledge. The two economic super powers are looking at a battle for technological advantage over the next 20 years. 20 to 30 million pieces of existing hardware are to be replaced in this purge of foreign equipment. They're going to have a very difficult time implementing this change, as most of the software in use now depends on US based Operating Systems like Windows, and even Lenovo, a Chinese company, uses hard drives and processors that come from American companies. Huawei has been planning for this kind of issue for years according to Hu Xijin, Chinese Global Times newspaper editor. "Chinese people will no longer have any illusions about the steady use of US technology." In regards to cooperation, progress, and improving the planet for everyone on it, both the Chinese and US governments fall drastically short. China is under investigation for illegal organ harvesting, stealing human beings and chopping them up to sell parts. Also, last year, Jinping removed the term limits for his office, so that he may be re-elected indefinitely, instead of forced out after two 5 year terms. Times like this make me think of how very very far we are from the kind of future Gene Roddenberry created in the Star Trek universe. A little cooperation, compassion, and justice for the smallest of voices, go a long way toward making the world a better place.
  2. Cyberpunk 2077 has been riding a hype train for quite some time now. The next bit of hype comes from a seemingly small detail, that's got everybody thirsty as hell. Redditor Shavod posted a summary of the Q and A from the event. Lots of details were discussed, from the items NPCs carry to the way Ray Tracing is used to mimic the traveling of sound waves for more dynamic sound. The part that has received the most attention, was the smallest detail, motion capture for sex scenes. One can only hope this hype train leads to the promised game, and we don't have another under-delivered game fiasco like the notorious No Man's Sky launch in 2016. Are you excited for this game? Do you have concerns about it? Create a free PCMR.Tech profile and let us know in the comments!
  3. Game studio giant 2K had their Facebook hacked this week, which high lights the importance of 2 factor authentication. I have noticed an increase in the usage of 2 factor authentication options in many apps and websites lately, which I think is a good thing. That little bit of security could mean the difference between an easily dodged hack attempt, and the kind of embarrassment 2K had. We're all for dropping some fucking swears on this site, but I still redacted a few spots. I mean, I'm not a fan of the NBA either... Nublom is a hacker, who I would assume pulled this stunt. After all this nasty business was over and 2K recovered control of their accounts, they issued an apology. " Social media accounts across the 2K label were compromised early Friday evening. Unfortunately, offensive material was posted that does not reflect the values of 2K or our partners. We condemn these posts and apologize to everyone offended by the content. " Have you done a security checkup on your accounts lately? Get some secure passwords, nothing fun, try https://passwordsgenerator.net/ Set up 2 factor authentication on every account that offers it. This includes Microsoft, Google, Discord, Facebook, and many other platforms. Check out our forums and ask questions there if you need some help.
  4. Redditor jimmyoneshot posted 18 hours ago that he had discovered a bug in Red Dead Redemption 2 that caused decaying stats to decay significantly faster than they should. This bug was also present in the launch version of Dark Souls 2, when players with better hardware hit higher frame rates, the games decaying items began to decay extremely fast. This may be because the game engine tried to keep time via FPS in the console version which is locked to 30fps. The original post with edits is below: I have reported a few times on the issues surrounding Red Dead Redemption 2, and despite the patches, the list of bugs seems to be growing. Are you having issues with RDR2? Are you a unicorn with no issues? Let us know in the comments!
  5. Phil Spencer, Xbox and gaming chief at Microsoft, spoke with The Verge recently about the power and pricing of Xbox Project Scarlett. He confirmed that they learned some hard lessons from the launch of the Xbox One console, which was less powerful, and cost more, than Sony rival Playstation 4. In regards to the Xbox Project Scarlett launch he said, "...we ill not be out of position on power or price..." He went on to confirm that the team behind the scenes at Microsoft is interested in continuing this gaming-arms race. They do plan to continue developing new Xbox consoles in the future beyond Project Scarlett. He continued, "We're all-in on Project Scarlett and I want to compete, and I want to compete in the right ways which is why we're focused on cross-play and backward compatibility." Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
  6. That's really interesting as some people reported the game working better with DX12. Last time I tried to use DX12 (borderlands 3) I had to use notepad++ to change back to DX11 because the game wouldn't even launch.
  7. Age of Empires 4 has been teased by Aaron Greenberg, who is the General Manager of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft. I've personally been playing Age of Empires 2 since 1999 when it launched. The game has been lucky enough to have continued support for the last 20 years, with a new definitive edition launched today on Steam. I find it interesting that AoE2 is still getting support and updates, while AoE3 seems to have become stagnant, despite being 10 years newer. I personally enjoyed #2 better than #3 anyway. Did you pick up the Definitive Edition of AoE2 today? Are you excited about AoE4? Let us know in the comments!
  8. Yesterday Disney+ launched their own streaming service, with plans for $6.99/mo USD or more if you want to bundle your Hulu subscription with it. Right away the selection on the platform is impressive, with pretty much all of the Disney content I could think of already available. Several bugs have popped up on my radar personally, as well as some buffering issues likely caused by the new service being very well received. Some times my playback will stop and buffer for a moment, but others it just stops completely. One very annoying bug reared its head today that wasn't a problem yesterday - series playback stops after every episode. So yesterday I was able to put on Duck Tales for my daughter, and watched some Star Wars Rebels, and the episodes would auto-play one after another. Today, after every episode of every show I've tried, playback stops completely and waits for manual continuance. Hopefully Disney can get this straightened out, and I assume they're working on it. On a completely different note - the new series The Mandalorian launched it's first episode with the start of the new platform, and it absolutely did not disappoint. The action and effects were excellent, the story was compelling, and the characters obviously complex. Aside from the cheesy armor forging scene (which was entirely unconvincing to somebody that has been watching Forged in Fire on Hulu (a Blade-smithing competition show) the first episode was awesome. update: I just caught a new bug on my "smart tv". I was trying to select a show for my daughter once again, and the selected item cursor decided it wanted to stay on the bottom row of my tv, half cutting off the thumbnail image of what ever I had selected. instead of the cursor being pretty sticky to the center of the screen, it was on the bottom and half cut-off. I selected the show she wanted anyway, and have been given "Malformed Data" error. Aren't new platforms so much fun?! update 2: the platform has completely forgotten yesterday's watch history on all profiles. I had to figure out which episode of Rebels to start from, and my daughters shows have all started on episode 1 again as well. Have you checked out Disney+? What do you think? Comment below!
  9. We have covered the bugs in the Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port a lot recently, so it's no surprise that the developer, Rockstar Games, finally released a statement about it. Stuff we covered in previous articles, launch bugs so bad some players couldn't even start their launchers. Some stuff you would hope developers would do before they launch a game, but ok. I'm sure plenty of you have tickets in, good luck. And now you get a little bitty bonus for them failing to properly test their game before launch. Have you had issues? Have you been a unicorn with unaffected game play? Let us know in the comments!
  10. Festival Secret Triumph discovered, "use Eva's new consumable while in the festival of the lost forest activity, and you're supposed to see spiders crawl on your screen!" Completing the secret triumph... That's what's supposed to happen, but it's broken. It works some times, but I followed the directions exactly and did not get the spider crawl, nor did I get the triumph. Lucky for me, I have to wait out 2 hours until the consumable wears off, before I can try again. Thanks again Bungie for delivering a super buggy Festival this year. To add to my disappointment, the new changes in bright dust made it pretty much impossible for me to grind my way to getting ANY of the cool looking things they featured for this event. All in all with the Braytech warewolf being a lackluster weapon, and the rewards for the extended brush your teeth quest being pretty much nothing, this festival has been pretty disappointing. I can't wait to be let down in December when the Dawning inevitably returns with it's own bugs and lackluster rewards. Update: an hour later, on a different character that did not have the new consumable's perk active, the triumph suddenly completed.
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  13. If somebody could use a deepfake to steal my debt that would be grrrrrreat lmao
  14. Red Dead Redemption 2 is all the buzz right now, as it's one of the newest games on the PC market. Unsurprisingly, RE: rule 34, there is already a trainer that can buff your game play, literally. Because you can play in your birthday suit, in the buff, naked as a jaybird. The trainer is called Lenny's Simple Trainer and it boasts much more functionality than just wardrobe changes, but cheats aren't new to anybody, so really, it's the nude game play that gets they hype. Scenes like the one from the screenshot above may provide some background as to why these nude models exist in the game to begin with. So it turns out with this trainer you can basically transform yourself into any of the character models that exist in the games framework, including but not limited to some fully nude characters, some mid-shit, a robot from a mission, zombie characters, and even the wildlife. Have you tried it? Share some fun screenshots below!
  15. The latest chip sets for the computing rivals AMD and Intel have been bench marked by a twitter user, @momomo_us who found that the AMD 3950x beat the tar out of the i9-10980XE. Full results of the test can be found here. The details of the testing revealed that the in the single core score, the AMD chip beat the Intel chip by almost 120 points, while in the multi-core test the AMD chip won by over 900 points. Of course, there are a few areas where the performance of the Intel chip outpaces the AMD chip, but when all is added up, there is a clear winner. That is, until we take a deeper look, and see that the tests weren't quite identical. The AMD build is running version 4.4.2 of the Geekbench testing platform, while the Intel build ran 4.4.3. The differences go even deeper than that. The AMD build is running 32GB of 2933MHz RAM, while the Intel build boasts a whopping 128GB at 2666MHz. Despite the slower memory in the Intel build, the Intel chip has quad channel memory, meaning it has vastly more available bandwidth. Other glaring system differences further skew this result, with the Intel build being heavy-duty workstation based Dell Precision 5820, while the AMD build was an Alienware Aurora Desktop, which would be focused toward gaming. Overall the scoring shows that the AMD chip managed to beat the Intel chip despite it having less cores and threads. Intel has been in the lead in this race for a decade, and this upset may just be the beginning of AMD taking the computing lead. What do you think about these tests? The processors? The machines used? Leave a comment below!
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