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    US and UK Government Websites Infected with Crypto-mining Malware

    I don't deny the fact that Blockchain technology could be useful in some areas, for example the distributed platforms that have been mentioned earlier. What I don't like is the amount of resource wasted and the fact this mining crazy has incited some of the worst parts of human nature, greed and...
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    "Most Cryptocurrencies' Value Could Hit Zero", Warns Goldmann Sachs Analyst

    Classic investment banking tactics to trick the less well informed average joes so that the bank gets all the profit at the end.
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    Assassin's Creed Origins' Denuvo and VMProtect Bypassed

    That news post doesn't change what I just said: "you get increased sales from DRM-free". Those 100 mil pirates and 3 legitimate buyers in the post belong to the two groups, seasoned pirates and die-hard buyers I mentioned. They are unaffected by whether companies choose to implement DRM or not...
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    Assassin's Creed Origins' Denuvo and VMProtect Bypassed

    You said it yourself. By removing DRM, there is a chance for increased sales even if it's just a very small percentage. As for the other two groups of gamers, seasoned pirates and die-hard "1st day launch" buyers, DRMs hardly make any difference in terms of sales. So the overall sales figure...
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    Square Enix Reaffirms Its Commitment to Single Player Gaming

    If SE continue to team up with Denuvo, that's a no sale from me.
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    Denuvo Responds to 4.8 Bypass with Updated 5.0 Protection

    Those idiots don't seem to understand that DRMs actually hurt sales. Here is a simple breakdown: 100 players split into 3 groups: 20 seasoned pirates (or players who just don't have the funds to buy new games) -> They will always seek to crack the game no matter whether there is DRM or not ->...
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    Denuvo 4.8 Has Fallen

    Glad to hear this piece of garbage has fallen so quickly. Having Denuvo is the reason I cancelled my plan to buy FFXII TZA and DB FighterZ.
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    Ubisoft Reveals Far Cry 5 System Requirements

    With the current price and availability of graphics cards, Ubisoft should really bundle a 1060 with every copy of their games if they want sales.
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    Google and Mozilla Push for AV1 Image Format Adoption, Beats JPEG and HEIC

    Need support from camera and phone manufacturers for this work.
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    AMD Reveals Specs of Ryzen 2000G "Raven Ridge" APUs

    Just need the 400 series chipset with all the latest connectivities and this platform is going to be the best budget gaming desktop.
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    Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Release Date, Final System Specs Detailed

    Holy sh*t, 160GB just for a game? I'd need a new SSD if I were to buy this game. This one is very likely to be shipped with Denuvo 4.7 DRM similar to the soon to be released FF XII TZA for PC. I was planning to get both of these FF games as I'm a fan of the series, but this whole Denuvo thing...
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    Strange issue with the latest Intel RST when Secure Boot is enabled on Win10

    It's for both AHCI and RAID. If installed on a system without RAID, it would just read as 200 series AHCI Controller in device manager.
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    Strange issue with the latest Intel RST when Secure Boot is enabled on Win10

    My neighbour's 10 years old PC crapped out last week and he's asked me to help him build a new one. It's a very basic unit with i3 7100, Gigabyte B250M-D3H, 8GB DDR4-2400 and 1TB WD Black. We first flashed the BIOS to the latest version F9b which includes patches for IME and Meltdown/Spectre...
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    Intel Releases CPU Benchmarks with Meltdown and Spectre Mitigations

    21% less responsive for Skylakes. That's definitely noticeable. Cr*p.
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    NVIDIA "Pascal" and AMD "Vega" Graphics Card Prices Sizzle Stateside

    Yeah. Hopefully some major security flaws are discovered for GPU mining.