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Janichsan

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The new Mac Pro has wheels…

03 June 2019 - 12:54 PM

…making it the fastest computer in a race on the office hallway. (I'm actually expecting this joke to come up repeatedly in the next time.)

But seriously, the thing seems to be a beast and I guess it should be mostly what most pros wanted, with its standard PCIe extension slots and extensible memory. The design is (in my opion) somewhat ungainly, but it seems functional.

What I'm a bit sceptical about at the moment is the thermal management, especially if it's really good enough to effectively cool a number of dual GPU graphics cards, a multicore Xeon CPU, and a massive PSU. We'll see. I'm also not sure if the proprietary expansion module formats (MPX) will really catch on and find third-party support, but the possibility to fall back to standard PCIe probably does not make this much of a problem.

But no ARM CPUs. Yay!

Oni for modern versions of macOS

18 March 2019 - 12:11 PM

By pure chance, I found that there is a community-made patch for Bungie's Oni (based on a never really finished Intel patch by Feral), which allows the game to run on Intel Macs and modern versions of macOS, including Mojave. Works in fact great.

Obsidian and inXile bought out by Microsoft

11 November 2018 - 04:29 AM

Did you enjoy Obsidian's and inXile's latest releases for the Mac, like Pillars of Eternity 1 and 2, Tyranny, Wasteland 2, and Torment: Tides of Numenera?

Well, no more.

Microsoft just bought both of these studios, and made pretty clear that anything coming from Obsidian or inXile in the future will be Microsoft, primarily Xbox, exclusives:

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Together, the two new studios bolster Microsoft Studios to now include 13 distinct and diverse game development teams. We’re focused on implementing new Microsoft technologies, delivering content for new platforms and services like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive games that turn players into loyal Xbox fans.

inXile at least explained that their already announced crowdfunded projects (i.e. Bard's Tale IV and Wasteland 3) will still be cross-platform releases.