It seems that since Fortnite switched to the Unreal engine in Season 2 Chapter 2 some user have found that TimerResolution improves the game play. Some users are claiming using TimerResolution gives them more responsive game play, higher FPS, and lower ping times in Forenite. As always, the results you will get will depend on the system you are using, the drivers you have installed, and what other software you have running.
Server is getting slammed today due to a couple of links on reddit… I know lots of people use TimerResolution with Counter Strike and it seems that in the last 48 hours VAC decided that TimerResolution was a hack/cheat and automatically banned a bunch of users. They have seen the error of their ways and have now unblocked the users wrongly blocked. Good job Valve.
I read the book Underground back when it was released in 1997. Back then no one had heard of Julian Assange and Wikileaks didn’t even exist.
It was just a geeky book about the subculture of Australian hackers, I don’t think I could have convinced anyone to read it back then even though it was a good book.
Now Channel Ten have made it into a telemovie, I guess when you are fighting extradition people want to know about you.
A new movie is out, you might have heard of it, The Hunger Games. Yes lots of hype for yet again another movie based on a successful series of books. Joyfully this time there are only 3 books in the series. The big question is do I read the books before watching the movie?
Although we live in one of the most expensive countries when it comes to buying books we do have some amazing authors and since today is Australia day I thought I’d list some of the best.
Luckily also today with the internet and sites like Fishpond we can get books at the same price as the rest of the world.
Listed in no particular order, have I left any out?
Over the holidays we brought a new TV and I thought I’d best check the power consumption since saving power was part of the justification for the purchase. The old TV was a 3rd generation Plasma (from 2005) and the new one is LCD LED so it will use less power, right?
I’ve already posted about the smart power board we purchased in No more vampire devices but what if the TV was better then the standby power used by the power board? Why would I think this could be possible, well since we swapped TVs around I have had to manually activate the power board as the IR sensor is still attached to the old TV. Each time I’ve noticed that the power board is warm, this means that it is consuming a significant amount of power. Time to attach the power meter!
So what were the result?
The power board, old TV, Wii, and PS3 in standby consumed 7 Watts
The power board, new TV, Wii, and PS3 in standby consumed 4.5 Watts
I measured the new TV by itself, it didn’t even register a reading! That means that my based on my power meter it consumes less than a milliwatt!
What about the smart power board? It measured 2 Watts! So now I’ve just unplugged the Wii (2 Watts) and replaced the smart powerboard with a plain old normal power board and now the standby power is 0.5 Watts. A saving of 6.5 Watts in standby!
Oh and the TV also uses about half the power when it it turned on as well but it does have a 7 star rating!
I’ve heard good things about the TV show “Game of Thrones”, it has been called a Middle Earth version of the Sopranos. Unfortunately here in Australia it has been hidden way on Foxtel and haven’t had the chance to watch it yet. Although I’d heard about it I knew little more than it was a TV show on HBO.
Then this weekend while looking for Christmas gifts for my family I came across a book called A Dance with Dragons which looked like it might be the something to read once I finish the Wheel of Time. Once I picked it up, yes I judge a book by its cover, I found it was book 5 of a series called A Song of Ice and Fire and that the first book is called A Game of Thrones!
Well with E3 almost upon us I had better get this prediction out in the world.
Say goodbye to DVD and BluRay disks for your next games console. Removing the media drive will allow the consoles to be smaller than ever before, think Apple TV size.
Bluetooth is here to stay for the controller.
Wireless N will allow those games in the cloud to be downloaded with greater speed. All three (Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo) will come with HD Video cameras for gesture based control, think Kinect, and also video chat, Microsoft will use it’s newly acquired Skype.
All will be HD display with 3D and include movie downloads and social media interaction. HDMI, DisplayPort, or Thunderbolt?
Since everything in now in the cloud your games and scores can follow you to your friends place. DRM and other craziness will have some impact to how useful these features will be but the console with the least to loose will set the standard and the other will have to follow if they want their slice to the market.
On the other side will be the TV companies adding their own functionality to the smart TVs of the future. Once Android is built into TVs and the apps store full of games designed for that platform casual gamers may no longer require a console, this prospect will hurt Nintendo the most so I’m sure they’ll be looking to combat that with their next generation console.