Friday, 15 June 2018

CYBERPUNK 2077 GAME PLAY REPORT

Well this has been weird.

I wanted to see a few more videos of people that had seen the gameplay to Cyberpunk 2077 because after watching Angry Joe's reaction I became even more intrigued than I was previously.

Surely it can't be as good as he says?

Been awhile since I seen him that excited.

Read a few comments sections and can't believe how there is now a backlash from people that call themselves gamers?!

Probably the same types of morons that attacked me for saying negative things about The Witcher 3? Oh the irony.

Then I had to comment when someone stated somewhere that gamers, again with the gamers, were complaining that's it's an RPG and not a first person shooter?! What the actual .. feck?! I wonder what idiot would say that?! Do they even know who CD Project Red is?! Jesus!

Gamers?! Lol.

I told how I got attacked and told I wasn't a gamer and said ..

  • Gaming since ... Forever
  • Degree in software engineering
  • Turned down a Doctorate .. for those that like to call people idiots
  • Job interview with Pivotal Games a long time ago


Yeah .. because armchair experts with big mouths and self proclaimed intelligence like to shoot from the hip .. with zero research. Lol.

From what I've heard this sounds like the game I was expecting and hoping Deus Ex Mankind Divided would be.

I love Deus Ex. It is a series that had the potential to not only be the best but also sell like there is no tomorrow. I'm sure CDPR were well aware of this when they decided to go the Cyberpunk route?

Unfortunately the last Deus Ex didn't quite meet my expectations from the reviews. A shame as I bloody love that series.

Now Cyberpunk 2077 is getting way more excitement than I could ever have imagined and I expected it to be a lot with how popular The Witcher series was. Also with how popular Deus Ex was. So I had high expectations over this .. especially being several years down the road from The Witcher 3 and the advancements in graphics chips and consoles.

Well I found this guy called YongYea and he was a gaming journalist who saw the gameplay ..

He went on with very high expectations, which is not a good idea as you tend to get disappointed. Be this with games, films or even music.

In fact he had very high expectations and guess what?

He was blown away.

It's only a few minutes but listen to his passion and what he says about third person perspective concerns ..



Thursday, 14 June 2018

CORE BLIMEY GUV'NOR

Yeah .. I had to do it!

So then I saw this title come up about Intel showing off a 28 core CPU running at 5GHZ and I was like, how the hell did they do that?!

So I thought about it and I thought ..


  • Well they have had a long enough time since Ryzen came out
  • They were planning their own answer to Infinity Fabric, or whatever it is called
  • They could have had a re-design in the works already and just added Infinity Fabric to said design?
  • Maybe this is a 10nm processor?
But then I watched .. did not pay much attention and moved on, still wondering how they did this and thought I would read somewhere else abut it, maybe Gamers Nexus or more likely AdoredTV?

Then AdoredTV did a video and Gamers Nexus also and I watched first Steve's video and then Jim's and I roared with laughter at each video. Wait .. so an existing core design? Not 10nm? Yeah .. I do not think so .. something is very wrong here.

Then the mention of the cooler and pictures of it and .. boy I am lucky the tears did not fall onto my keyboard or it might start behaving like an air cooled 28 core 5Ghz processor and catch fire? After exploding and creating a black hole. That s after everyone's lights go out after it sucking up all the power from the National Grid.

Oh wait? No mine is not a 5Ghz 28 core CPU! Lol, I forgot!

Things are beginning to get interesting though, just hope I am around to see it get interesting, because this move to the next generation Ryzen with the 3000 series along with the move to 7nm should be incredible.

Shame the GPU side of things has gone a bit dead. Yeah disappointing that AMD did not bring anything out noteworthy but maybe the move to 7nm on that might prove something.

Meanwhile nVidia and their next 1180, or 2080, card seems to have been delayed? Now it seems like when it does arrive it is going to be prohibitively expensive at well over £1,000? Great, that will cheer people up and start another pointless fanboy war.

Except .. I am hearing that they are targeting their next Navi GPU at the mid-range making it sound like another Vega? But this could just be more moronic and intellectually challenged fanboys making shit up. Good God they actually waste their time making up all this bullshit?!

The saddest ones are the ones that make up the God damn graphs!

Like those that claim to be gamers moaning about the perspective in a game, first person or third person is one I can think of.

Oh, your gamers? But you are going to exclude certain games in the genres you claim to love because of these little details?!

Like when I complained on my YouTube account about The Witcher .. oh .. my .. good .. God! The things that they say and the insults, lol. All sounding like communist totalitarian dictators .. 

'agree with me or I will burn your house down with you in it if you do not agree with my over the top praise of what is merely a fucking game' 

..more or less is the level of mentality you get.

Little do they know how mankind would benefit from their own absence?!

I also here that Intel is going to have another go at creating a GPU and due to come out in 2020? Oh boy if this is true and they ave learned from their mistakes of the past .. well .. AMD had better watch out?!

If this had happened and Ryzen had been a flop? Oooh boy?!

SONY NEVER LEARN

Been away for a bit ..

Sorry about that my plans did not go according to .. well .. plan.

Also I got stabbed in the back by public services after they agreed to stuff .. and then after all that and me moving twice of distances of 250 miles each way ..

I then discovered I have a fatal condition which is a ticking time-bomb. No period of time like you get with cancer .. this can just .. well .. happen in a number of ways. These are ..


  • Sudden Death Syndrome with no warning at all
  • Heart Related of which I am getting warning signs
  • Kidney and Liver related
Anyway .. trying to kind of fight my way back after a series of disasters and there is a magazine article about it, Love It Magazine just over a week ago, and another one coming in a matter of days, well less then two weeks. The first one is shown on my corruption blog under the title 'The Fugliness' and the second one wont get mentioned until after publication as there are parties that would like to stop it.

A lot of interested parties!

So I had this little nugget sent to my notifications ..


I'm having something of a return love affair with Sony but is more a mixed love-hate relationship.

This had kinda been going on for a couple years now.

I have purchased a few Sony products in that time ..

  • Sony A99II DSLT Camera
  • Sony G Series 70-200mm f2.8
  • Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8
    • All the above agreed with Job Centre, DWP and NEA
    • Except they then stabbed me in the back after I bought it all .. my own money!
  • Sony HX300 Bridge Camera (Help build up blogs and YouTue channel)
  • Sony Dictaphone, the slim one
  • Sony MP3 Player .. again slim one and one that Daniel Craig used in the American version of my favourite film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo .. eagerly waiting for The Girl In The Spider's Web, fingers crossed!


Prior to this I used to earn people not to buy Sony products. For many years. Because despite all companies wishing they could do this Sony were the worst for not allowing their products to work with third party gear. Both hardware and software.

Yes, I would say, they make some nice stuff but .. buy A DVD or Blu-ray player, as one friend wanted to do, and those discs you get off friends? Yeah you player won't be compatible with them.

Then there was the whole Sony Memory stick thing in the beginning. UMD discs. Beta Max. Flac files which my player would not .. play.

In fact in the hd disc wars I thought Toshiba and their HD-DVD, or whatever it was called, would win. One of the rare things I got wrong.

Though I preferred the look and name of Blu-Ray Sony has tried to get a monopoly on formats for years and this could never be for good reasons. I thought people were wise to this and Sony would not succeed?

Over the years I've had several discussions about this sort of thing with gamers, even within my own family of which they are four of us just in my family and four in the other branch.

I ask about multi platform gaming and they give me excuses why it's not possible. I said with the last generation and Sony's Cell processor I could understand that to a degree but there simply is no reason anymore. I said and I've posted about the fact that you all get suckered into platforms and hence you also get fanboys because of this. But really what they are trying to do is to get you to buy into their platform and then but more of their stuff so they get even more money.

Funny how you never quite get everything you need when you buy a console package?

My long time argument was very recently proved by a company I love but have had decision issues with of late. Bethesda.

At their E3 conference they announced a version of a game called Elder Scrolls which is called Blades and in this you can play against someone whose using a PC and virtual reality while using just your .. MOBILE PHONE?!

Case well and truly closed.

Loved the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer and news. Cannot fathom those that are going on about First Person and immersion excuses because these people are utterly insane. 'I wanna see myself!' good God do you have any idea how childish you sound? Don't .. bloody .. but .. it .. then!

I bought The Witcher 3 and I bought Deus Ex, though not the last one Mankind Divided because I did not like the sound of what they did.

I am hoping that the coders to Deus Ex, throwing a wobbly because their own cash grab while copying everyone else did not work, learn something from Cyberpunk 2077? I hope it sells like hot cakes and they make a lot of cash. I hope Bethesda do as well, or at least the top dogs that probably forced them to do the online Elder Scrolls and now Fallout game?

Seven years, Bethesda, since a brilliant RPG and we have had one mediocre RPG .. one online Elder Scrolls, disappointing to say the least, and now we get another online game with Fallout 76 and after a teaser for the next Elder Scrolls VI everyone has calmed down and realised that after a 7 year wait .. we have another 3 to 5 years to wait for the next RPG?!

Wait, what? I'm confused. Did you not get where you are because of Elder Scrolls and Fallout RPG games?! Is this not how you become huge in the first place?

I basically see exactly that I predicted happening with Valve. Oh wait did they not say they are not another Valve? Or perhaps it was someone else? Anyway .. yeah when they started taking on these other gaming houses I could see two things happening .. Elder Scrolls and Fallout getting watered down, going online and further apart ..

Wait, what? Did they not state at the conference that they now have three BGS studios? Except .. despite that it will be like 9 to 11 years between Elder Scrolls V & VI?! How does that even work?

Ooh a free game? Yeah I am not stupid enough to expect someone to code any sort of game and give it away for free. Micro-transactions no doubt abound?

Oddly I have noted in these micro-transactions, no not talking about Star Citizen, how you and up paying way more than a triple 'A' title costs for something that does not even come close?!

Yeah right.

What made me laugh was someone being realistic that complained that "Bethesda fans will be getting too old!"

Funny was did you note at the start that I have since discovered I have a condition that is not only giving me warning signs? DO not even get me started on the NHS and my current situation with a GP! Well .. yeah .. I will be lucky to even still be alive when Elder Scrolls VI comes out?! I am not even kidding around here either! I never dreamed I would be saying this while playing Elder Scrolls V Skyrim! I thought about a three year wait. Then I heard some rumours, got excited and then Elder Scrolls Online came out. Then I heard lots of bad things about it. I must admit I fell for what everyone else did when there were rumours of another Fallout game coming. "OBSIDIAN?!" was the first shouty word in my head. A new New Vegas?! I loved that game and being so soon after Fallout 4, just as Fallout New Vegas was after Fallout 3, it was natural to assume this.

But no .. the continued creep away fro the best games out there because someone insists on free money because people are stupid enough to do it, to an online piece of crap.

Good God .. I thought I hated online games before just from some of the stories but then I heard someone state that you get groups of players sitting near a key mission location just to kill everyone that comes along because they think it is funny?! What utter morons!

What I did like the idea of is co-op, except I am a billy-no-mates! Well that is none of my friends play PC games. Have many family members into consoles of both XBox and PS4.

No I am not one of those memers nor am I a fanboy of .. anything. No I did not joke about Bethesda bringing it a Skyrim Special Apple Watch Edition or Amazon Kindle Edition.

No .. or have I complained about the bugs .. did get two .. did not really care though one was kinda funny and was in my favourite of Bethesda's games New Vegas were the Legionnaires just kept coming at me with a passion. Bloody tough each time too but I got a lot of gear to sell, lol.

Then I get a news report notification today regarding some gamer backlash concerning a game and cross platforming. Well of sorts and not read all the details. Who is this against?

Well .. Sony! Lol.

They have released a popular game called Fortnite on Nintendo's Switch. On this you can do this across platforms with an XBox. Only if you try to do the same things with your PS4 or PS4 Pro you get .. blocked.

After several days of backlash Sony speaks only to say ..

"We listen carefully to fans"

Which roughly translated means ..

'We will continue to take the piss and money grab to see how far we get. We will continue to control and manipulate you and for the most part we get away with it because your gamers, fanboys, addicted and out to with it. Until the point where we push it to far and we will release a statement to say we heard you and we care while we figure out of there's a possibility we might lose money from this. We might give in this time but we'll go straight back to bring c .. greedy selfish people the very next time!'

Oh.

But true is the same everywhere and is very skin to governments. Well my government at least and it looked to me like it affected the Americans too? Well at least prior to Donald Trump because he is very different to the norm and I'm still trying to work him out. Not doing whether he is good or bad. But I will say a bit better and different. So far.

No doubt Trump haters, especially those full of crap, will go nuts but sorry and I've covered this previously ..

Barack Obama had to terms which is all your allowed to have .. only brought in one of the four or five things he promised and even that's been oh shaky ground.

A Smoky Robinson rendition is not what qualifies you to be President. As good as it was.

Failing in all your promises makes you a failure in my book so this idol worship of him I find bizarre and concerning.

But then maybe that's why politicians just go ahead and do whatever they want?

Maybe their attitude is that the majority are just not intelligent enough to say what's good for the country because when it comes to voting project get starry eyed?

Well in America maybe. Can't imagine Theresa May bursting into a rendition of Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven or Pink Floyd's Another Brick In The Wall or Money?! Lol. Good God I think I would die!

People like me wonder when the sandheads and naive people are going to wake up?

Sony issues weak response to Fortnite cross-play controversy on PS4 and Switch 

Friday, 11 August 2017

THE GAS TO FEAR

Ooh.

How bloody odd?! Sorry I thought I had posted on here my latest ... purchases. Of which there are several lots..

Well .. I bought a car .. I think I put that in my last post?

Yes .. I did check butt I forgot whether it was there or not .. yes in a mere few seconds.

That is because I probably have not explained in a while that I have a disability condition that causes short term memory loss among a great many other things.

Anyway ..

So yeah I bought a car and people could think .. yeah OK, not that hard to buy a car?

Yeah it is this car when it is cash and when you have lost your no claims bonus and not had a way of bringing in any kind of wage for several years. And yes I do have a dozen blogs but this really takes around 5 years to even get a small first payment out of and it is a ew weeks away form reaching that 5 year milestone. or the very first blog.

So how about some more items?

Well I had this plan to improve my blogs by quite a factor and to do this I needed certain ... tools from a number of fields.

After the first initial and biggest purchase .. some weird psychological fear set in?! Weird. Bcome panicky, lol.

One of those is digital photography ..

Say maybe a short list of ..

  • Sony A99 II DSLT Camera
  • Sony G Series 70-200mm f2.8
  • Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8
  • Sony 1.4x Teleconverter
  • LowePro Whistler Backpack
  • LowePro Toploader
  • Hoya Circular Polarizer
  • Carbon Tripod
  • Benro Gimbal
  • . some other stuff lol

I watched a hell of a lot of YouTube videos the past three months!

I noticed that fanboyism is just as bad in cameras as it is in computing tech, gaming tech and everything else and i is shocking at how narrow minded and sometimes stupid people are.

I am sure hey are just a bunch of angry 12 year olds just going through their changes?

Yeah the Sony A99 Mark II was chosen because of is smaller size, original wanted Nikon D810, its 42 mega pixel count, its speed of autofocus, the high praise the lenses get, its ease of use (this was more hopeful than anything else) and its price. A £3,000 it did a lot of things I wanted it to do better than Canons and Nikon double its price!

I am also not what you would call a one trick pony ..

  • Wildlife Photography from tiny insects to far away birds and even night time animals
  • Landscape photography
  • Astrophotgraphy
The things I d not do is weddings and portraits .. bu I might get asked?

I have other lists too ..

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper
  • AMD Vega 
  • M2 Drives
  • Gigabyte Motherboard .. probably
  • Phantek Case
  • Loads of other shit

Then there are wanted lists I have not actualy compiled yet and am unsure about ..

  • Reflector Telescope probably by Celestron, maybe by Meade?
  • Camera Drone and either a DJI Mavic Pro or Yuneec Typhoon H
Wishful thinking?

Yeah I had a bunch of stuff I thought would happen over a year ago. This one was .. different .. and tee fact that I showed a video of my new car in my last post should have made people think "Oh crap .. maybe this time it has worked out?!"

Yeeeaaahhh about those failed expectations? The crazy thing about expectations is that as well as failing to happen at they can also just be really .. really .. late!

All pie in the sky and wishful thinking?

Here .. try a few videos ..








Hmm wanna see some video taken with the Sony A99 II and using the Sony G 70-200mm f2.8 lens?





Friday, 28 July 2017

THE LONG PAUSE

I have had a serious issue going on for seven months now.

It should have not gone on this long but it did.

There was delay after delay and I am not even sure why, with most if not all of them.

As I stated on my corruption blog .. it will mean some big changes when it occurs and will mean that I can buy a shed load of things that are for professionals, like camera equipment.

But before I could buy anything else I needed something that would help me acquire these other tools, of which there is a long list.

Of course one of the other issues I have had is that I use my mountain bike for a lot of work and .. well the weather has been dreadful for me and my health condition. My condition does not like it when it is hot and humid and it was exactly that of late.

Well .. that is until it turned to rain and last night I could heard this horrendous and loud noise and I thought 'That sounds like really, really heavy rain but that kind of rain I have not witnessed before!'

I got up and looked out my window and I think many local Indian people could be forgiven for thinking they had been teleported back to India in he middle of a monsoon!

Anyway yeah so I needed the bike and as has been the case for years now .. if it is really hot, raining or even just a wind stronger than 10mph then getting anything done wildlife wise, or anything else for that matter .. is impossible!

But ..

.. not anymore!

As I stated previously .. many tools to come! Lol! Hmm .. Threadripper?!



Monday, 5 June 2017

THE WAR FOR THE WAGES

I burst out laughing ... at that. It is not even mine but someone put it in a comment on one of Gamer Meld's recent video about the 18 Core Intel HEDT chip they announced.

In the comment he simply said "Walletripper v Threadripper" and he might as well as added 'Sideripper' because I thought my sides were going to burst open I laughed that hard!

Heh, jokes aside I had watched a couple of things on CPU stuff tonight and engaged in a long conversation with an Apple fanatic.

It was funny when he put all these new expanded cores in Threadripper and ... Walletripper, hehe, down to Apple! I stopped in the conversation and went ... "Errr what?!"

No, son. Just no.

He put all these things down to Apple because he had just watched an announcement that Apple were introducing new Power Mac Pros, or whatever they are called, with up to 18 core Intel chips that start, not 18 core, at $5,000!

I said "No, son. Apple do not make CPUs so this has nothing to do with them ... look? I was going to build an AMD PC Rig when Ryzen came out but I was not that bothered that I couldn't because I believed strongly that they would announce 10 and 12 core Ryzens a few months later. They have. I also stated that Ryzen was far better than they were stating and that 95% of tech journalists proved in a matter of days that they do not know what they are talking about. Hang on? Did I not tell you 6 months ago that this was going to happen? I told you that there was going to be an explosion in power and core count along with artificial intelligence in 2017?"

I then remembered that when I told him this he simply would not have it.

Now we have this announcement, he gets excited and thinks it is all thanks to Apple?! Jesus!

I then explained that AMD announced a new platform for HEDT and that they announced not only 10 and 12 core CPUs but also 14 and 16 core ones for this platform too.

I then explained that Intel reacted like they had shat themselves in a way, that would make Stewie Griffin proud, and that what has happened is that Intel rushed to Apple and said ... "Oh you know those server CPUs we would not let anyone have for less than a telephone number? DO you want them now at a cut down cost?!" and that this was purely to stop AMD approaching Apple of vice-versa.

I had a mate that thought Apple created the smartphone. That they invented the WIMP system and when I pointed out that they did not has answered "Oh I suppose your going to say Microsoft invented it?!" to which I smiled and said "Well, no. It was Rank Xerox actually". Before you wonder my friend was not aware it was known as a WIMP system, though technically ... I am not sure Apples iOS can be classified as a WIMP? Is it not all about icons? Lol.

If you do not know WIMP simply stands for ... not not that skinny scrawny bloke in the corner, it stands for Windows, Menus, Icons and Pointers. See?

That leads me onto the two videos I saw ...

One stated that Intel's 18 core chip that they announced wont be available until next year, 2018? Umm, what? Apple will have it in their system in December? Ooooh!

The other one stated that Ryzen has had yet another update and that now the games that performed badly, this time Rise of the Tomb Raider, got a massive speed boost of like 30%.

Ugh, told yah!

You cannot claim that something is slow or too slow when other figures show that it is more than capable. The end.

AdoredTV showed in a very clear and easy to understand way that Ryzen was in fact fast and that the ... umm Tech reviewers had totally missed that and that everyone and his brother wanted the slow numbers of a badly coded game to the the best case scenario when it clearly wasn't.

So now and if your dumb enough to be brand loyal all those brand loyal Intel fanboys are getting this Basin Falls platform that will be known as X299 and get up to 18 cores .. though it seemingly is becoming rapidly debatable when it comes to when this will actually take place?

Also Intel has become .. animated .. or just orally so, lol. But the way they are talking seems to strongly point to the fact that they are going to pull their thumbs out of their arses and I hope they end up feeling this in a strong way to the point it is almost painful. Then maybe in future they wont keep ripping people of for tiny increments in speed? Though in all honesty they used to do this many years ago in the days of the 286, 386 and 486 chips so ... it is not likely.

Which reminds me ..

'Walletripper'?! So funny, lol.

Oh wait? I do not think I was supposed to mention that I will be building a Ryzen based PC? I am sure I was supposed to only hint at a big change and not state what it was?

Oh wait? Did I say 'What it was'? Sorry the 'it' in that sentence is so very much an understatement it simply ain't true!

LOL!

Now where exactly is Whitehaven?

Hmm I wonder when I will start seeing people rip into these so called PC tech journalists because they went and bought an Intel CPU with only four cores and now realise it is going to be too slow before very long?

Hmm probably with most of them I will have to wait until their PC's actually physically slow down and that is when they realise, go back to these tech journalists and rip them one in the comments sections?

LOL.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

CPU-Z RHYMES WITH 'DEAD'

I am sort of reeling in shock and confusion right now.

I spotted a video by RedGamingTech on YouTube, who I often watch and so get them in my recommended feed a fair bit. This one said something about the people who create the CPU-Z benchmark making changes where the AMD Ryzen scores go down.

I thought this bizarre and ... well in benchmark software changes the numbers should always ... ALWAYS go up.

You see this is the natural course of things ...

Benchmarks show you what a particular microprocessor can do and every single time a new architecture comes out the existing benchmark software is ... ALWAYS un-optimised.

ALWAYS.

See my use of the word 'ALWAYS'?

So I naturally thought that there must be a bug they discovered and the figures being produced are not accurate? I normally just glance over CPU-Z results anyway and I cannot recall a time, does not mean that I did not, when I took a lot of notice of that particular benchmark.

So imagine my confusion, how I did not burst out laughing I do not know, when the guys that create CPU-Z actually said that the AMD Ryzen performs particular tasks very efficiently and that these do not translate into real world scenarios?! WHAT?!?! Are you fucking serious?!?!


Umm ... yeah ... that is why everyone tests a suite of games along with Cinebench and a raft of other benchmarking suites.

Ooh boy. Some are catching onto this very quickly though not realising the obvious truth from this latest debacle.

Benchmarking is supposed to show us what a processor can do and therefore give us an idea how well it will perform further down the road. If it does not do this then what is the point of it? If they all failed to do this then you would only really be interested in the frames per second of a list of games.

I am reluctant to start stating that anyone is conspiring with one company or another to be biased but this is so brain-dead a move as to look extremely biased where you cannot come by any other conclusion than they 'are' conspiring.

Or perhaps the people that created CPU-Z in the first place have all but gone and it is now created, updated and run by complete idiots?

I am also now thinking that the honest Intel chip owners must be reading this or hearing this news and saying "Waaaaaait a minute?!"

Re they now going to take out all the other stuff too now which does not fit into the 'real world'? There is a big list to go through and double check from your MMX to whatever was implemented by Intel lately that may or may not be used?

Do you know what rhymes with 'Z'? Dead. Dead rhymes with 'Z'.

Take a gander at the comments section of the RedGamingTech video below ...