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AusERA |OT| 2017

Oct 25, 2017
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I didn't even know there was a PAX in Australia. Is it open to the public? Never been to a gaming convention. Might go as it's in Melbourne.
I went to PAX in melbourne a couple of years ago. It was ridiculously large compared to supanova, at least based on my experience.

Honestly if you can stomach the crowds it might be worth it for computer parts alone, I remember when I had gone they were selling graphics cards for way cheaper than places like umart (I think the biggest difference I saw was like a full 400$ cheaper at the time or something along those lines.


On a separate note, if I'm ever going to get games day one, I might start buying from Amazon.com.au exclusively, days gone currently going for $52 as a pre-order which kind of blows my mind.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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i like panels, indie games, and meetings internet randos i know only through the internet. that's what pax is for.

shoutouts to Serrel's panel last year where he and some mates a) talked about videogames and he was very scottish, and b) rated dogs in video games
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I had a $5 month deal in Jan and then a normal $25 month in Feb. I'm about a week away from my next $25 payment for March, so I may well cancel that account and sign up with another email.
 
I'll ask here since there are so many IT types in these parts. I have an interview this week and they're sending me a Skype for Business link. What do I need for that? I just have standard free Skype and don't have an office 365 sub or anything. Do I need to download something for my computer?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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You can stream with Steam's solution on cellular networks now - I tried it this morning with Assassin's Creed Odyssey on a Google Pixel using the Steam Link app over a 4G network. The biggest challenge was the onscreen controller, not latency.

In time any streaming latency will hopefully be sorted out. Microsoft are working on some interesting approaches.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Pre-ordered Sekiro off Amazon au, first time getting something from them pre release. What time does their carrier information usually update cause it says it's supposed to ship today but I haven't heard anything yet.
 
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Oct 28, 2017
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Says they've got servers in 7,500 'data centre nodes'. Presumably there'll be at least a dozen around Australia if and when the service launches locally.
I hope they push the Stadia server deployments to all those, that would be ideal but highly unlikely. Best we can hope for is they at least push to VIC & NSW. I'd love to be wrong. However I feel they'll just compute the workload at the central DCs, which means only Sydney is doing the leg work and the nodes are just faster pipes for your traffic to and fro.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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I'll ask here since there are so many IT types in these parts. I have an interview this week and they're sending me a Skype for Business link. What do I need for that? I just have standard free Skype and don't have an office 365 sub or anything. Do I need to download something for my computer?
Probably a bit late, but just follow the link. My understanding it is will download a temporary client and should join the session itself.