Tuesday, February 21st 2012

Correction on NVIDIA PDXLAN 19 Event: Still a Damp Squib

On Sunday (19/2) we ran a story on NVIDIA + Gearbox event on the sidelines of PDXLAN 19. Apparently we got the contents of the event inaccurate. We are sorry about that. NVIDIA wrote to us pointing that out, however, that correspondence did not contain details of what actually happened at the event so we could work on a correction, and so we were left to the mercy of Google. LegitReviews cited its NVIDIA representative (they differ between regions) as saying the event consisted of "...a Tegra 3/Transformer 2 session, a demonstration of Skyrim and Splashtop (same demo we showed at CES) and pizza. Lots of it." We based our story on reports from the attendees, we'll be more diligent with picking our sources in the future. Our analysis of the event being a damp squib doesn't change, when put into context of the hype built around it.

Source: LegitReviews
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18 Comments on Correction on NVIDIA PDXLAN 19 Event: Still a Damp Squib

#1
erocker
I'm not understanding the point of this article. Nvidia complained about an inaccurate news post that was actually accurate? :confused:
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#2
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
I broke this story 2 hours ago,but my thread was deleted :(
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#3
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: erocker
I'm not understanding the point of this article. Nvidia complained about an inaccurate news post that was actually accurate? :confused:
No the Tegra3 never "ran" Borderlands, it was a video of the game. Just like I mentioned in bta's other thread on this;)
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#4
EarthDog
Damp Squib? What is that for those that are not Euros?
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#6
arterius2
by: earthdog
damp squib? What is that for those that are not euros?
pos
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: erocker
I'm not understanding the point of this article. Nvidia complained about an inaccurate news post that was actually accurate? :confused:
There was no "Tegra 3 running Borderlands". That was completely inaccurate. But there was nothing "mindblowing" with NVIDIA or Gearbox, either. No future Gearbox project talk, no Kepler talk.
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#8
Crap Daddy
by: btarunr
There was no "Tegra 3 running Borderlands". That was completely inaccurate. But there was nothing "mindblowing" with NVIDIA or Gearbox, either. No future Gearbox project talk, no Kepler talk.
So, uhmmm... nothing.
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Crap Daddy
So, uhmmm... nothing.
I screwed up. I'll be more careful in the future.
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#10
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
You didnt screw up BTA,your sources which you thought credible left you in the hole.
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#11
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Ha. We all know the news poster @ Legit Reviews.

Anyway, I see no big deal. IT's news, and not all news is ever going to be 100% accurate, whether the source is questionable, the events were portrayed incorrectly, or the data that prompted the news has changed. I cannot count how many GPU or CPU news "rumours" were false. It's just the nature of news. Nobody is infalliable.
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#12
NC37
So the truth ended up being more boring than the lie?

Thanks for clarifying what really happened. Now I'm a bit more irritated at NV/Gearbox for even building any hype at all if that is all it was. Can we have the lie back so we can justify time wasted on this event? ;)
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#13
DigitalUK
how could it be boring they had Free Pizza and movies
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#14
THE_EGG
Before watching IT Crowd and seeing this I used you think it the phrase was, A Damp Squid, rather than a Damp Squib.
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#15
Steevo
So Nvidia failed by failing to provide any real demo's, then they failed by failing to correct or provide any actual news or correction on their failure.



So full of fail.
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#16
Ferrum Master
oh crap...

Where is the damn Kepler... I don't care nvidia/amd... had them both...

I need an upgrade... I need a price drop fast... :mad:

I am getting full of this PR pussy talk... :( it is like in a cheap Mexican TV series...
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#17
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
yea this news post was fun, Nvidia sidesteps BTA and instead decided to bitch at me for the news post lulz, overall your so called screwup BTA was immensely satisfying for me, I can now check off "Piss off PR department of multi-billion dollar company" from my To Do list.

So thank you BTA for the formerly inaccurate news post, my week started off awesome because of it :toast:

seriously BTA you the man :rockout:
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#18
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I wish I could post this, but legal won't let me.

[media=youtube]BeP6CpUnfc0[/media]

Safe for work version.
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