The TR Podcast 84: Wicked graphics and solid state storage

The Tech Report Podcast Date: March 28, 2011

Time: 1:24:25

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior

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Show notes

This episode kicks off with a quartet of gaming stories, starting with the delay of the Duke Nukem Forever launch by Gearbox, which hardly surprises our panelists. We also tackle Deus Ex gameplay, a fantastic new Portal 2 trailer, and a look at the next iteration of the Batman game series, Batman: Arkham City.

Moving on to serious PC hardware, Scott introduces Nvidia’s new flagship, the GeForce GTX 590, stacking it up against AMD’s Radeon HD 6990. Geoff has a trio of new solid-state drives to discuss—Intel’s 510 Series, OCZ’s Vertex 3, and Crucial’s m4. Finally, Cyril gives us the skinny on a more budget-friendly Nvidia GPU, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

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Tech discussion:

    Duke Forever release pushed back a month (0:02:38)- Read more

    Trailer reveals Deus Ex prequel gameplay (0:04:57)- Read more

    Portal 2 TV spot hits YouTube (0:13:32)- Read more

    Batman: Arkham City trailer shows gameplay footage (0:18:31)- Read more

    Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 590 graphics card (0:25:46)- Read more

    A trio of solid state hard drive reviews (0:44:45)- Intel’s 510OCZ’s Vertex 3Crucial m4

    OCZ buys Indilinx for $32 million (1:07:10)- Read more

    Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processor (1:10:10)- Read more

That’s all, folks! We’ll see you on the next episode.

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    • ssidbroadcast
    • 9 years ago

    BTW: Personally, I thought Far Cry got better as the game progressed. The levels got more complex both in layout and design (a late-game turret rails sequence, for example). The visuals got more impressive as you progressed (first, the island with troopers that had modest normal-mapping, then Trigens with CRAZY looking normal-maps. Also, interior environments got cooler looking as you progressed.) It really is a game where you can tell the dev team learned more and more as they got further into development–and in a satisfying way.

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      I think far cry might be the best shooter EVER. yes i just went there. I like it more than HL. the only other game that might challenge it, is the game jordan can’t stand to play cause it’s not pretty enough. deus ex.

      • LawrenceofArabia
      • 9 years ago

      Franky I just hated the Trigen sections. I would have rather had a progression of you vs merc levels than you vs mercs punctuated by levels full of Trigens that insta-killed you and weren’t fun to kill.

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        I beat the game on realistic, and it was pretty damn hard to do. you’re right, they do insta kill you in that mode, but then, everything does.

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 9 years ago

    Cake is alive.
    Cake is alive.
    Cake is alive.

      • LawrenceofArabia
      • 9 years ago

      Excellent episode Jordan 🙂

        • jdrake
        • 9 years ago

        Thanks!

    • DrDillyBar
    • 9 years ago

    Props to Nvidia.
    Deus Ex was awesome.

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      sure was, but why props to the N’ster? what does that have to do with anything?

        • Farting Bob
        • 9 years ago

        They are giving money to TR to support the podcast, recommend cards over ATI cards of the same price but better performance etc etc…

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          who has better performance? Sorry flatulence man, I’m not sure what you’re saying. Since the correct winner of the price/performance is AMD, across pretty much every segment, I’ll assume that’s what you’re saying, and that even though they’re inferior, and TR is saying that (kinda, scott does recommend the 590 for his personal use, based on noise alone, agree or disagree freely) nvidia might not be the best, they’re still paying money to tr?

        • DrDillyBar
        • 9 years ago

        For sponsoring the podcast, of course.

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