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In Other News – 19 March 2015

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Now that the Cricket World Cup has reached the crucial knockout stages, I’m making a concerted effort to watch as much as I can. Geoff and Gavin are following things closely too, which makes for some pretty entertaining conversation throughout the day. The best part is that it drowns out the Doctor Who talk that Zoe and Darryn polluted us with over the past few weeks. Take that you wobbly wobbly timey whimey watchers!

In Other News: Call of Duty is still churning out DLC, Batman is killing Nazis and who needs CGI anyway?

Here’s the news we didn’t post today, because we were too busy seeing if bacon cooks faster on Nvidia or AMD.


CoD: Advanced Warfare’s Ascendance DLC due this month on Xbox
PSN now has a real time server status page
Final Fantasy XI Is Getting A Smartphone Version, Courtesy Of Nexon
PlayStation’s new TV service doesn’t work on PlayStation TV
Batman Swings Into Wolfenstein 3D With New Mod


Cooking Bacon with Machine Guns Is Delicious and Lethal
Bad Men Destroy 12 Retro Consoles, Film It
Screw CGI, This War Movie Used 15,000 Real Soldiers
Netflix God Mode smites the endless lists that plague its desktop site


Extra Credits – Asymmetric Play – Can One Game Cater to Many Playstyles?

Everything Wrong With – Finding Nemo

The Movies

DAREDEVIL’s costume evolution explained; will eventually wear red suit
This official trailer for INSIDIOUS 3 will make you jump
High school is a killer in this trailer for BARELY LETHAL

Model: Leila Scott

Last Updated: March 19, 2015


  1. As far as that bacon goes, the winner must be TEAM RED.


  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    March 19, 2015 at 16:03

    That face seems to be saying, “you wot? I’ll rek you.”


  3. Umar

    March 19, 2015 at 16:04

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      March 19, 2015 at 16:05

      Maybe wait until you get home before losing the pants. We don’t want a repeat of the… incident.


      • Hammersteyn

        March 19, 2015 at 16:10

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          March 19, 2015 at 16:13

          …what’s going on? O_o


          • Hammersteyn

            March 19, 2015 at 16:14

            No pants day in Taiwan

          • Pariah

            March 19, 2015 at 17:00

            We need those days here.

          • Umar

            March 19, 2015 at 18:07

            …..can we have them once a week….O_O

      • Umar

        March 19, 2015 at 18:05

        I’m sorry to have put you through that again….I know the …incident scarred you


  4. Hammersteyn

    March 19, 2015 at 16:05

  5. Ryanza

    March 19, 2015 at 16:08

    Enjoy the read. Witcher 3 ultra related.

    By Heiko Klinge

    This is how The Witcher 3 looks with ultra details.

    The Witcher 3 is two months away from release and already feels nicely
    rounded out, without bugs and above all, much less hardware-hungry than
    in its last major press event in late January. This is probably the most
    surprising finding of Gamestar chief editor Heiko Klinge last week as
    the world’s first journalist who was allowed to play the mammoth
    role-playing game from CD Projekt for full two days and without

    Without restrictions means that even with maximum graphic details. So we
    cranked up all different types of configurable graphics options from
    the grass density to texture, water and terrain details to ‘Ultra’.
    Because in our PC (Intel i7-4790, 16GB RAM) there was also a Geforce GTX
    980, we were also able to activate the option “Nvidia Hair Works”. The
    result, to put it lightly, knocked our socks off: In Geralt’s face, we
    saw each skin pore, his long shadow spread in the setting sun like a bed
    sheet on a dense colorful flower meadow, the breeze made his white hair
    flutter realistically in the wind.

    But what’s even more important than all the graphic splendor: Even with
    ultra details the game ran at 60 frames per second and a lot smoother
    than the Preview code from the press event in January did, where we
    “only” saw the game on High details. Only in the densely populated
    Novigrad there was some noticeable stuttering, but CD project aims to
    optimize the performance up to the launch even further.

    During our two times with the game, we only noticed three bugs: Once we
    lost control of camera readjustment during a fight, a saved game could
    not be loaded (a restart fixed the problem), and once we had a horse
    make itself comfortable on a three-meter column, which was funny rather
    than annoying.

    Completely bug-free – something that a project of this magnitude will
    certainly not be. But the delay has definitely done good for the Witcher
    3. At least our impression of the state of the game is already better
    than that of its predecessor before release. This is also suggested by
    the fact that CD Projekt no longer have to worry only about bug fixing,
    but also have time for a few cosmetic changes. So the vegetation pop-in
    should be reduced further.

    Also, if you get the copy of their magazine that comes out on March 21. there should be further details etc. as well as new pictures. They did not specify those were going to be screenshots, so we’ll have to wait and see, could just be a new artwork or two.


  6. Brady miaau

    March 19, 2015 at 16:12

    Judging by the Nvidia in my laptop, which WARMS me tea up if it gets too cold, I would say red loses the bacon challenge


    • HvR

      March 19, 2015 at 17:38

      Depends on generation, couple of generations back the Nvidia GPU desoldered it self from the motherboard.

      Current Lenovo it is cool as ice,


    • Admiral Chief

      March 20, 2015 at 10:15

      I had NVidia in previous LT, AMD now, and the NVidia nearly burnt my lap/arms/anything close to the exhaust pane. I swear it was like having a coal factory inside!

      Current AMD one running like a baws, and I can actually operate laptop without risk of catastrophic burns


  7. Sgt. M

    March 19, 2015 at 16:15

    Great Scott


    • Hammersteyn

      March 19, 2015 at 16:18



      • Sgt. M

        March 19, 2015 at 16:21

        Can I be in her class please?


  8. Sageville

    March 19, 2015 at 16:25

    She is pretty


    • Hammersteyn

      March 19, 2015 at 16:35

      Definitely, why cant we have girls like this playing GTA with us. Closest thing we have is @ironseraph


      • Pariah

        March 19, 2015 at 16:59

        Doesn’t JJ play GTA?


        • Hammersteyn

          March 19, 2015 at 17:00

          On Xbox I think…


          • Pariah

            March 19, 2015 at 17:01


      • Sageville

        March 19, 2015 at 17:52

        I dunno, listening to the “The plane moved” arguement I’d say you two are close ties…


        • Hammersteyn

          March 19, 2015 at 18:38



  9. Wraith

    March 19, 2015 at 16:28

    A reference R9 290(x) will obliterate soooo much bacon.


  10. Ranting Raptor

    March 19, 2015 at 16:42

    AMD won with the bacon baking didn’t it?


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