Lewd News - No. #9

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10-06-2015, 08:00 AM (This post was last modified: 10-06-2015, 09:40 AM by Kieru. Edit Reason: Spelled a title wrong in Tech)
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Here is the nineth issue of the Lewd News, written by the Writers group.

Sorry it's a little late again. People were busy again.

Nanashi couldn't write a piece this week.



gaming
by @suicid3Panda


Augment your pre-order! Umm.... or not. The promotion which mimicked a crowd funding campaign and was designed to unlock specific pre-order bonuses depending on the number of pre-orders, has been officially canceled. Square Enix received some major heat when the campaign launched, and as of October 1st, they issued an apology and outlined plans to rectify the situation. Read their full PR speech here: https://www.deusex.com/news/aypo-cancelled

Speaking of pre-orders, have your ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops 3? Well if you ordered it for the 360 or PS3, let's hope you're not looking forward playing the single player campaign. Trey Arch announced that the campaign is
too much for the older generation consoles to handle and have cut it from those versions. They also knocked the price down by $10. You can look at that a few different ways: The campaign is only worth $10? They only took off
$10? They campaign is that good that it can't be contained on a tiny 360 disc!? Whatever you think, I personally feel this is a sign that it's time to upgrade your console if you plan to keep playing on them. The
recent cancellation of Mortal Kombat on last gen consoles, the reportedly poor performance of MGSV, and now this -- it's looking like that era is officially dying out.

Lastly, let's talk about Tony Hawk 5. Tony Hawk games were a big deal back when I was super young. Th return of the franchise meant a lot to some people. Sadly, the reviews are indicating it wasn't all it was hyped to be. Game
breaking bugs and physics straight out of Goat Simulator don't make for a good skateboarding game. There's a darker side to this though. Reportedly, Activision would have officially lost the license to Tony Hawk, had they
not released another game before the end of the year. This supposedly resulted in them shoving "just whatever" out the door so that they can legally say they are still doing things with it.



music
by @Kieru


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Issue #9: WORLDS [Remixed]


Just two days ago Porter Robinson's remixes for his album "Worlds" released and let me just say, it is FANTASTIC. This EP features remixes from the likes of veteran handsup producer Rob Mayth, Monstercat's own Deon Custom, longtime friend Mat Zo, the rising star Galimatias, and many others. In total twelve songs were released in the album, just like the original. Once again the album is in the same order of tracklisting, with a different artist putting their creative spin on each song. These artists are never here to dissapoint and certainly did some of their best work on some of these gems. You can find the album on Spotify and iTunes as of now.





tech
by @losi



Japan display crams over 33 million pixels into 17-inch display.

digitaltrends.com Wrote:It seems amazing that just a few short years ago 1080p HD was considered the holy grail of display technology. While that is very much the standard today, 4K TVs and monitors are beginning to proliferate and there is already talk of much more detailed screens arriving before long. Indeed, Japan Display,  a joint LCD technology venture between Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi, is claiming to have created an 8K resolution display in a panel that’s just 17.3 inches diagonally.

Although Japan Display is calling this monitor an “8K4K” display, it has a resolution of 7,680 × 4,320 pixels, which is the same as native 8K resolutions. What’s perhaps more impressive though, is that it is able to achieve this super high resolution and still output at a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Source.

Is this screen cool? Yes. Is it useful? Absolutely no. It's an 8k screen, nothing less of quad Titan X's or quad 980ti's could even run this screen at it's native resolution. Especially at the rated 120hz. But this screen is more of a proof-of-concept more than a consumer panel. First off, the display is only 17 inches large! That's extremely small for an 8k display. This will (hopefully) pave the future for more main-stream 4k content.

AMD might have trouble sourcing HBM2 for its next-gen video cards.

tweaktown.com Wrote:Our source reached out to us today, saying that they "wouldn't count on [AMD] using HBM2 next year", but wouldn't elaborate further. This is an interesting rumor, because if it were true, it would mean that the use of HBM2 would shift primarily to NVIDIA. NVIDIA's next-gen Pascal architecture is already being tested internally by the company according to the latest rumors, and will rock HBM2. But AMD's next-gen GPU is rumored to rock between 8GB and 16GB of HBM2, is something we don't know too much about yet.   If AMD is in trouble with HBM2 next year, they might be stuck with short end of HBM2 yields. If so, we could see AMD utilizing HBM2 for their highest end GPU, which will most likely be a Fury X successor. Under that, we could see the company possibly using HBM1, but personally, I think HBM1 is something that should be used on mid-range cards for AMD's next-generation product stack.
Source.

AMD is having a big problem with HBM. Their source can't make enough memory for their Fury X cards. HBM is kickass 3d memory that replaced GDDR5 for AMD's Fury cards. Many users having problems getting a Fury card since HBM is such in high demand. AMD might have to switch back to overclocked GDDR5 for their future 400 series cards. Who does this affect? This affects consumers the most, the ones who want very fast AMD cards. The 300 series cards were just updated 200 cards. The Fury cards were the first cards with HBM and were kickass AMD cards.

Android bug is back with Stagefright 2. An even worse version of the previous bug.
blog.zimperium.com Wrote:Following our discovery of vulnerabilities in the Stagefright library in April, Zimperium Mobile Threat Protection, zLabs VP of Research Joshua J. Drake continued researching media processing in Android. His continued research, which focused on remote attacks against current devices, led to the discovery of yet another security issue.

Meet Stagefright 2.0, a set of two vulnerabilities that manifest when processing specially crafted MP3 audio or MP4 video files. The first vulnerability (in libutils) impacts almost every Android device since version 1.0 released in 2008. We found methods to trigger that vulnerability in devices running version 5.0 and up using the second vulnerability (in libstagefright). Google assigned CVE-2015-6602 to vulnerability in libutils. We plan to share CVE information for the second vulnerability as soon as it is available.
Source.

I posted in one of my Tech articles last month that Google messed up by not completely fixing the Stagefright flaw found in the Android OS. Well, Google FAILED US AGAIN. Zimperium.com found another vulnerability, this time with mp3 and mp4 files. The vulnerability affects people with Android 5.0 and higher. So if you have a phone with Android 5.0 DO NOT DOWNLOAD MP3 OR MP4 FILES TO YOUR PHONE. I mean, if the source is reliable sure, but do not accept downloads from messages or whack ass file sites. Use common sense and you'll (probably) be fine.

Humble Monthly is like Loot Crate for games

kitguru.net Wrote:Two of the most successful schemes ever pushed by console makers have been Microsoft’s Games for Gold and Sony’s PlayStation Plus. Both give subscribers ‘free’ games every month for them to enjoy, meaning that even if you don’t buy your own preferences every now and again, there will always be something to play. Now the guys behind Humble Bundle are doing something similar, offering new games every month for a small fee.
It operates a bit like the nerd bundle provider, Loot Crate, in that for $12 (£8) a month, you’ll be sent codes – usually for Steam – to a number of games every 30 days. You don’t get to choose what games are made available, but it’s suggested that a lot of them will be games that haven’t featured in Humble Bundles in the past.
Source.

THIS IS KICKASS. Why is this kickass? Because Humble Bundle has come out with a monthly subscription for games. Pay for a monthly subscription and you receive games monthly. Kickass right? I know. I honestly might sign up for this. But good for the crew at Humble Bundle, they found a niche and grew exponentially. Indie games for a donation? Especially since some of that money go towards helping the disabled. What a great program.



meta
by @Neko


We reached 800 members.

Our IRC server has been setup, read more about it in this thread.

At the request of a few people, I've changed my username back to Senpai.

Some nice threads:



weekly kitsune
by @Riesu



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10-06-2015, 08:31 AM
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wow.... that kitsune! Glad to see my article made it in the news afterall ;)
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10-06-2015, 08:32 AM
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>>21475
> wow.... that kitsune!

Riesu always finds the cutest kitsunes.

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10-06-2015, 02:16 PM
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>>21475
>
> Is this screen cool? Yes. Is it useful? Absolutely no. It's an 8k screen, nothing
> less of quad Titan X's or quad 980ti's could even run this screen at it's native
> resolution. Especially at the rated 120hz. But this screen is more of a proof-of-concept
> more than a consumer panel. First off, the display is only 17 inches large! That's
> extremely small for an 8k display. This will (hopefully) pave the future for more
> main-stream 4k content.

As an avid monitor freak, this is good news. Soon that 4K shall be mine! -evil laugh-

>>21473
> THIS IS KICKASS. Why is this kickass? Because Humble Bundle has come out with a monthly
> subscription for games. Pay for a monthly subscription and you receive games monthly.
> Kickass right? I know. I honestly might sign up for this. But good for the crew
> at Humble Bundle, they found a niche and grew exponentially. Indie games for a donation?
> Especially since some of that money go towards helping the disabled. What a great
> program.

@suicid3Panda What about games that you already own?

More stuff that needs to be addressed in a comment on the Humble Monthly announcement video below:
TheDarkChaplain Wrote:Blindly subscribing for $12 a month when there's no way of knowing just how much of the bundle you already own? And no Paypal or anything from the looks of it, so just credit card payments available? There isn't even any big solid info on the bundle contents yet - how many games are included? What about extras? Any reasonable MSRP total that will definitely be beaten by the contents? Anything that can assure us that the subscription is actually worthwhile? Wonderful idea, Humble. Count me out.

While I'm not against this idea, it seems very far fetched.


Also @Kieru, the song that you included in your article was amazing. I think I heard the "She depends on you" in one of Shawn Wasabi's remixes. Pretty cool stuff, I'll be sure to check out more of Porter Robinson.

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10-06-2015, 09:07 PM
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(10-06-2015, 02:16 PM)Lokorfi Wrote: >>21475
>
> Is this screen cool? Yes. Is it useful? Absolutely no. It's an 8k screen, nothing
>  less of quad Titan X's or quad 980ti's could even run this screen at it's native
>  resolution. Especially at the rated 120hz. But this screen is more of a proof-of-concept
>  more than a consumer panel. First off, the display is only 17 inches large! That's
>  extremely small for an 8k display. This will (hopefully) pave the future for more
>  main-stream 4k content.

As an avid monitor freak, this is good news. Soon that 4K shall be mine! -evil laugh-

>>21473
> THIS IS KICKASS. Why is this kickass? Because Humble Bundle has come out with a monthly
>  subscription for games. Pay for a monthly subscription and you receive games monthly.
>  Kickass right? I know. I honestly might sign up for this. But good for the crew
>  at Humble Bundle, they found a niche and grew exponentially. Indie games for a donation?
>  Especially since some of that money go towards helping the disabled. What a great
>  program.

@suicid3Panda What about games that you already own?

More stuff that needs to be addressed in a comment on the Humble Monthly announcement video below:
TheDarkChaplain Wrote:Blindly subscribing for $12 a month when there's no way of knowing just how much of the bundle you already own? And no Paypal or anything from the looks of it, so just credit card payments available?  There isn't even any big solid info on the bundle contents yet - how many games are included? What about extras? Any reasonable MSRP total that will definitely be beaten by the contents? Anything that can assure us that the subscription is actually worthwhile? Wonderful idea, Humble. Count me out.

While I'm not against this idea, it seems very far fetched.


Also @Kieru, the song that you included in your article was amazing. I think I heard the "She depends on you" in one of Shawn Wasabi's remixes. Pretty cool stuff, I'll be sure to check out more of Porter Robinson.

What do you mean? What about them? You mean how I said the 360/PS3 era is dying out?
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10-06-2015, 09:24 PM
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(10-06-2015, 08:32 AM)Senpai Wrote: >>21475
> wow.... that kitsune!

Riesu always finds the cutest kitsunes.

It's easy to find cutest Kitsune.

You're right there.
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10-06-2015, 09:46 PM
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>>21580
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> While I'm not against this idea, it seems very far fetched.
>
>
> Also @Kieru, the song that you included in your article was amazing. I think I heard
> the "She depends on you" in one of Shawn Wasabi's remixes. Pretty cool stuff, I'll
> be sure to check out more of Porter Robinson.
>
>
> What do you mean? What about them? You mean how I said the 360/PS3 era is dying
> out?

I mean about the Humble Monthly in general. Is it really a good idea?