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Oh crap sorry! Extra Credits! Along with Heathcliff, I dedicate this story to the following people, in no particular order:

Ada Lovelace

Kurt Vonnegut

Bill Gates

Steve Jobs

Grace Hopper

Ray Kurzweil

Gabe Newell

Barack Obama

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Issue : Games : Metamorphosis

The GTX 1080 is a graphics card about planned obsolescence.

Planned obsolescence is a policy of producing consumer goods so they rapidly require replacing due to frequent changes in design, termination of the supply of parts, and the use of easily breakable materials. Not a bad thing, just is.

A company may set out to do this, a company may not, doesn't matter. Moore's law is still popping, it drives the industry, not the makers of the things or the people. Sorry people, we are all beholden to gravity and nothing lasts forever. I miss VooDoo too.

Planned obsolescence is such a terrible phrase to use for what is happening, you can tell there were no marketers involved in that bullpen. Bunch of scientists. I would have went with "Quantum Leapz," or, "Proactive Ballin;." Those are both off the dome. You are welcome, the future.

To keep it 100 stacks emoji the 1080 isn't that much better than the 980ti or Titan. To keep it 1000 stacks emoji it doesn't really need to be because the homies at Nvidia did the right thing and priced it well. The reasoning: The current VR climate has a bunch of new folks sniffing around computers.

We PC awakened know that anyone who sees a computer running at full sauce will become a believer. This is happening right now, and the 1080 has the potential to be the first civilian purchase toward their new Ferrari, or Tesla, depending on how you want that metaphor to hit.

It's all coming together, what a time to be alive. Next thing you know there will be U/X everywhere and people's bodies will be made of computer stuff. All of this sounds scary to outsiders, and it's terrifying to insiders. But listen, it's gonna happen anyway and the job of people is to keep the humanities lined up with the tech so one doesn't overtake the other, not the other way around. I hope that makes sense.

Anyway, E3 is when?!? Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. This event season is brutal, well alright, see you in Anaheim for MLG and at E3 and at the Poway carpark for the goddam... county fair LANfest or wherever the hell else we take this Electric Daisy Carnival. If I see you in RL first drinks on me. Also JOBS.

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