However, you asked us to do more. You asked us to bring you even closer to the metal and to do so on an unparalleled assortment of hardware.
It seems this is MS’s response to Mantle as well. AMD must be breathing heavily into a paper bag right about now.
What is striking (if this is indeed Mantle killer as theorized. THIS IS PURE SPECULATION) is that MS already had drivers in the works to reduce the CPU’s workload by giving developers a way to talk to the GPU directly since they’re surprisingly releasing it this quickly.
What the hell were they waiting for? It seems they were resting on their laurels waiting for competition. They would not have or significantly delayed ever launching this tech if not for Mantle coming to the picture.
Kudos to AMD for waking the long sleeping giant of the DirectX R&D department, but also, I feel for them because they are potentially going to get crushed. I’m serious. This news is not looking good.
Maybe I can finally get the real ending without having to resort to watching it on Youtube (I haven’t) given it’s brutal platforming difficulty in order to attain it.
You entirely misunderstand what I’m trying to say. Please read again. Did you read the article I linked?
I am not judging a nation. What I am judging are the Ultra-Nationalists whom you might think is a small group (although I don’t know where you even got those statistics) but are actually an active and influential group in Japanese politics, especially with the current prime minister notoriously having right-wing political leanings.
I took much care to preface specifically ULTRA-NATIONALIST in all the paragraphs I wrote to single just that group out.
Let me address you one by one on the context I actually mean just so you can understand:
First, I never said Japanese society was pure, what I said is that the Ultra-Nationalists want to put up this facade of purity despite the flaws in their society
Second, as I said before, and as I referenced in the article they are a steadily influential power in Japanese politics today. That cannot be refuted (though you are welcome to try)
Third, I urge you to watch The Act of Killing, so that you can see that remorse is far from the minds of most people who commit genocide, rape and torture at a large scale. They believe they are right in what they are doing and that will never change as long as society is complicit that their atrocities are justified. Again I said it is not ‘moving on’ that is the problem, it is that these Ultra-nationalist want us, the whole world to forget that is what I see is the problem.
Fourth, Please read again, I am referring to the Ultra-Nationalists.
Fifth, I know about K-Pop superseding J-Pop. This paragraph is not about trends, my man. What I am saying is that the youth today, when you mention Japan all they have on their mind are the stereotypical Japanese exports, like Anime, J-Pop, J-Drama, etc. in other words their ‘coolness’ not seeming to take pride in their own heritage.
Sixth, where did the hate come from? Did I say anything about hating the Japanese or wanting to get even with them? This article is about awareness of the current trend to ‘move on’ not realizing that moving on’ does not mean forgetting. You do not forget when you move on, you take the lessons of the past so that you do not repeat the same mistakes ion the future. That is how you move on. The Ultra-nationalists don’t want that, they want you to forget and they deny they even made mistakes in the first place.
I’m sure, you would agree with me, that is not ‘moving on’
Hopefully I was able to educate you appropriately. PS I’m not in the mainland so I’m quite free from PRC government hogwash. Just voicing out real, honest sentiment.
Lego Movie and ParaNorman are 2 movies that if I wasn’t informed beforehand could have fooled me into thinking they were stop-motion animation. Impressive
It’s worth watching once, that’s it.
Any more, and I believe it’s not gonna be healthy for your psych at least.
Just finished watching The Act of Killing. And now I may have lost a part of my soul that can never get back.
Oscar winner hands down, but a documentary I would not be inclined to watch again.
Meh, It’s okay. Maybe a more believable grave-caretaker he will be what with all the co-workers being men. And maybe a possible love story with Ellie (spoiler) the ghost.
Nothing wrong with shooting Class-A war criminals in my opinion. They lost their humanity long ago.
Now the propaganda side of this has been going on for years but I don’t see any difference with the Tea-Party movement in the USA. Though both these movements may be flawed there are some legitimate reasons why they were formed in the first place.
What people tend to forget is that there is a concerted effort by the Japanese Ultra-Nationalists or Uyoku dantai to whitewash their involvement in the Nanking Massacre, Unit 731, and the issue of comfort women of Asia. Their strength has only increased with the election of right-winger Shinzō Abe as Prime Minister.
Making the Chinese and Asian youth in particular not forget these atrocities is vital in these age were Japan is more known for ‘coolness’ whether it be anime or J-pop, etc. Our youth seem to want to be Japanese and take for granted the struggle their own nations endured to break from the yoke of the Japanese invasion. Learning about history is a wake-up call to them especially because of events of racism seemingly repeating themselves again: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/05/23/national/nationalism-rearing-ugly-head-with-greater-frequency/#
Not all of Japanese society is as fun or accepting of your nationality as what our youth have imagined. This is undeniably true and until all Japan changes their ways, I don’t think we should ever forget what they did. This is not about our inability to ‘move on’ as people who have commented above me said but the fact the Japanese Ultra-Nationalists want us to forget, and to think of their society once again as pure as (Old Boy) tofu, yet they also retake this air of superiority over other Asians.
I promise those Ultra- Nationalists that as long as I and other like minded individuals live and breath that will never happen.
I’m sorry about being so passionate about the subject but we need our Fists of Fury once again to show the Right-wingers in Japan that their revisionist actions will never succeed as long as people never forget.
Come on Jager, don’t dash our hopes just yet please :(
FYI, branding a country’s leaders, a Military Junta doesn’t necessarily mean they are evil or bad as is stereo-typically known. An example of a generally (and I do mean generally) accepted reformist Junta’s is the 2006 CNS Junta in Thailand.
The stereotypical thinking that often accompanies the term ‘junta’ stems from the possibility that they may become a military dictatorship, where no semblance of democracy warrants existence by such an entity. Your defensiveness may apply if I called the Egyptian government that, but I did not.
Learn the nuances of words next time sir, before passions boil over unnecessarily. You are better than that.
There are far more important things than gaming is a lesson I re-learned by reading this article. Gaming should be a brief respite from reality not a replacement of it. And even with socially conscious games like Paper’s Please or Gone Home that offer us glimpses of realities we often tend to neglect or forget, they are worthless and ineffective if the awareness they preach isn’t applied in the realities we live in.
“When Army and the police told us that they will protect people…”
Anyone from Ukraine think that it’s likely we can expect a military junta to take over just like in Egypt? Just a curious question.
Can’t you just, um, pretend you’re from a certain region using a VPN if you really want the pricing? Or is that illegal in some way?
I just want the second part as soon as possible. That ending to the first left me scratching my head (in a good way)
Ya, Kill la Kill dances to the beat of a different drum.
I don’t know, this looks kinda dangerous.
I am currently enamored with Franco-Belgian Comics. Here are some of what I enjoyed reading that my fellow Polynauts may like a taste of:
The Bellybuttons (French: Les Nombrils )
Quite an intelligent ‘chick-lit’ comic that tackles a lot of social issues. Currently only 3 albums ( tabloid size newspaper format) are available for purchase from Cinebook and an additional 3 more fan translation on the web
Gripping Noir drama featuring anthropomorphic characters and tackling a fictionalized retelling of historical events during the late 1950’s THE ART IS GORGEOUS. The story, superb. A must read for any open-minded and enthusiastic patron of the comic genre. I believe 3 volumes have been translated in English with a further 2 in fan translation
The Secret History
Epic describes this series. Four immortal brothers and sisters are entrusted with ivory cards in the dawn of prehistory by a dying shaman, and told never to use the cards together. They become immortal, mystically imbued with power, and consumed in an epic struggle to influence and shape the history of civilization. This is a secret occult history of the world as influenced by the four. Well researched writing coupled with good art. Currently 20 issues are available from archaia.com
“I find that as screen resolutions get higher, it reduces the effect of Astigmatism when viewing television or computer broadcasts from a distance.”
I didn’t say they did :[
I’m personally currently loving Horizontal Motherboard Placement cases
I find them much easier to work with and reduces stress to PCIe slots when filled with heavy graphics cards, and surprisingly, easier cable management..
My new builds utilize the following:
Boutique PC: BitFenix Mini-ITX Tower Case Without Power Supply
I agree, brightness plays a factor for me too so I tend to set that a little bit lower. Screen size depends on the distance from the TV for me and I adjust accordingly.
LASIK has really done number on my eyes, where now I have near 20/20 vision (before I had really thick glasses) but I still have astigmatism that gets worse due to eye dryness (LASIK side-effect) so I need to use artificial tears once in a while.
As someone suffering from (post-LASIK) Astigmatism, I find that as screen resolutions get higher, it reduces the effect of Astigmatism when viewing television or computer broadcasts from a distance.
Higher resolutions help a lot in allowing me to game for longer and properly focus on objects on the screen. So 1080p or more is the way to go, for me at least, in order to relieve eye-fatigue.
Well, there were signs…
I blame David Cage:P
Can I change my race, facial features?
I sometimes want my silent protagonist to not be, um, white.
This game is a prequel to Curious Village, so she’s still stuck in St. Mystere, never having met Layton and Luke yet.
Kill la Kill
only six episodes left:(