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About Johners

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    Making Big Smoke's Order
  • Birthday 1996-09-21

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    United Kingdom


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-4790K
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB (2x8) @ 1866 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW+ ACX 2.0+
  • Case
    Corsair 350D
  • Storage
    Samsung PM961 512GB + Western Digital Blue 2TB
  • PSU
    EVGA Super NOVA 850W
  • Display(s)
    3 x Dell P2317H
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12S
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Trinity
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD598 SE + Blue Yeti USB Microphone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. Discord is expanding it's business from being a communication platform for gamers to a platform to buy games. In a post on their blog, Discord have announced a beta version of their store alongside free games with Nitro, a first on Discord programme and a centralised library from all of your installed games. A lot of Discord users have suspected something like this would happen for a while now. Outside of selling Nitro subscriptions and user data, they don't currently have a real money maker. I'd personally like to see the Discord platform developed so they can take on Valve and Steam to either get actual improvements to the established leader of PC game distribution or to actually overtake them. The current situation is getting messy as more companies are using their own platforms and launchers, potentially for financial reasons, and Valve aren't doing anything about it. The Steam client sucks and the Store is getting filled with more and more trash. Source: https://blog.discordapp.com/the-discord-store-beta-9a35596fdd4
  2. I'm disappointed in the Surface Go to be honest. While the concept is great, it's already held back by the fact it runs a full version of Windows 10. Some may see this a benefit but the iPad (and Chromebooks to an extent) have the advantage at this form factor (and price point) because they run a streamlined operating system which keeps out of the users way and isn't a drain on the limited resources these devices typically come with. Microsoft have been talking about a streamlines (and UWP only) version of Windows 10 for a while but it's not a thing and due to their being no decent Surface/Windows phone, the UWP app ecosystem is terrible.
  3. I finally got a mechanical keyboard, the Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2. Loving it already.

    1. dizmo


      Interesting choice.

      I like their variant of the Blue switches more, but their prices are a little ridiculous.

  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4... Battle Royale !!!

    Seeing as the game is on Battle.NET, there's a good chance they could be using the Warden anti-cheat system developed by Blizzard which is very, very effective.
  5. I've been a member of these forums for almost five years now but I've been very inactive these past few years.

  6. I can confirm I'm running 1803 on both my desktop and Surface Pro 4 now. I always found Windows 10 installations, either clean or the feature updates, would install very fast whereas my SP4 would be much slower.
  7. My desktop downloaded and installed the update very, very fast but two hours in and Windows Update is still running on my Surface Pro 4.
  8. I'm liking the look of this update and a lot of the features will be useful on my Surface Pro 4 which I use a lot while at work. My desktop is pretty much for games so outside of any Microsoft Edge improvements, and the usual under-the-hood stuff, I'm not really bothered. Slowly moving all the old Control Panel elements over to the Settings app is a plus in my eyes but I wish this was happening at a faster rate. The "end game" for Windows 10 must be a release in which the core product that Microsoft ship is all UWP and Win32 exists for legacy applications which will still be needed for years to come.
  9. iTunes is now available on the Windows Store

    I did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro on my desktop yesterday and opted for the version of iTunes from the Microsoft Store. Not having the crappy Apple Software Updater is nice and the program still functions like the non-Store release. One thing I've noticed is that I now get a native system notification every time a new song plays.
  10. A Surface Phone sounds interesting but ultimately I feel the telephony APIs could also add phone functionality to the existing Surface devices with LTE functionality.
  11. I've been using Microsoft Edge a lot recently and I actually quite like it.

  12. I got an invite to the Fortnite for iOS test.

  13. No. They auctioned off the original hardware for charity when they switched to newer servers back in 2010. For the PC Gamer article, they've made a breakthrough in how they can host the servers on newer hardware and operating systems.
  14. BlizzCon 2017 was today and Blizzard have announced World of Warcraft: Classic which are official legacy servers for the most popular MMORPG ever made. This is a big turn of events though as Blizzard have said against doing this in the past and even once told a player, during a BlizzCon Q&A session, "that you think you do, but you don't" when they asked about legacy servers. Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/this-is-how-blizzard-plans-to-finally-bring-back-vanilla-wow-servers/
  15. 1070ti Launch

    The Founders Edition card is £420 which is a good deal to be honest. I'm looking to replace my GTX 970 with a newer card and while holding out for Volta might be a good idea, I have triple monitors, all at 1080p with games only being played on one screen, so a GTX 1070 Ti would see me through until I eventually upgraded my entire system to something newer.