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  • Battlefield News from EA and Zotac GTX 1070Ti Amp Extreme


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 30:28

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    Originally recorded February 2018

    Show Notes

    New Maps for Battlefield 1
    Everyone knows that the new model for games is to sell the base model and once the players are hooked release new content as tasty DLCs.  One of the most popular options is maps that either give you another look into the same game or allows the game designers to include new effects, new gameplay and even new weapons and vehicles.

    While paying for DLC is a sore spot with most gamers there is an underlying fruit that can give the general public a taste of what the game studio is doing.  For instance a slowing of DLC development might indicate a dwindling in game popularity because there is nothing worse than dumping money into a game that nobody likes.  On the other hand a sudden increase in DLC content or a larger DLC release might indicate that the game company is rewarding its players or is bundling all of their remaining releases into a single pack because something big is coming.

    With the latest release of Battlefield 1 maps there is a strong indication that a new Battlefield game is coming and is further reinforced by a rather public delay of a game in its late development stages.  What will it be?  Dennis thinks it might be a monster based racing game but don’t quote him on that (oh too late)

    ZOTAC GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme
    There are very few video card makers that actually spend the time to build a custom video card.  Custom is a pretty broad statement because any changes from a reference design are considered custom however there is custom and then there is CUSTOM and the later is what we are talking about here.  The Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Extreme is a GTX 1070 Ti based video card that has been specially designed for overclocking similar to what EVGA has done with the Classified and Kingpin editions.  They feature a over engineered PCB and swap components out for better performance.

    In this segment the duo does an unboxing of this card and makes a point to talk about GPU availability and what the near future may hold.

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    Episode 84 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)