Monthly Archive September 2018


Dark Souls Remastered Switch Test Dates Announced, Here is the Schedule

The action RPG has now had its versions on PC, PS4, and Xbox running for over five months and still, we have not been able to play the Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered. However, the Switch version is having a network test of three days as confirmed by the developers and publishers of Dark Souls Remastered.
The network test is supposed to start from Friday as told by developers FromSoftware and publishers Bandai Namco. A schedule has been provided for those who wish to participate in the event just to get rid of any confusion regarding the dates or days for the Dark Souls Remastered Switch test. The timings of different locations and regions have been clearly mentioned for the Nintendo Switch network test set which is planned from 21 September to 23 September:
American Times

September 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT
September 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT
September 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT

Europe Times

September 21 from 19:00 to 23:00 CEST
September 22 from 19:00 to 23:00 CEST
September 23 from 19:00 to 23:00 CEST

Japan Times

September 21 from 18:00 to 22:00 JST
September 22 from 18:00 to 22:00 JST
September 23 from 18:00 to 22:00 JST

The download of the game is available from the Nintendo eShop for players who want to access the Dark Souls Remastered Switch version on network test. These players would then be permitted to access both single-player as well as Multiplayer content of the game.
The release date for the full version of Dark Souls Remastered on Nintendo Switch was announced to be 19th October. As we have previously heard the Switch version of the action game has been rather optimized to adapt better to the Nintendo console platform.
However, to this point or when the Switch version roles out next month many gamers would have already played and reviewed the remastered game as it has been available to the players of other platforms for months now.
We are now at a point where the Dark Souls Remastered has seen hackers infiltrate the programming of the game. At one point reports even suggested that users should be cautioned from a well-known Antivirus which was capable of corrupting the saves of the game.
As of now players can only hope for the good when they try out the network test set for Dark Souls Remastered Switch version. Developers would certainly have to bear in mind that running a few months late on the Nintendo release would require them to free the game of errors that is has faced after the launch on other platforms beforehand as well.
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New Metro Exodus Nvidia RTX Global Illumination Demo Shows What The Game Will Look Like

Metro Exodus is one the first games that we heard about that would support Nvidia RTX real-time ray tracing technology that will enable lighting and shadows to become more realistic than ever before. Although Shadow of the Tomb Raider is on the list of games that are supposed to support the feature and the game is out, we have yet to get the update that will enable this feature to all.
Nvidia has released a new video in which we can see what the world of Metro Exodus will look like with RTX turned on as compared to when it is turned off. The new Metro Exodus Nvidia RTX global illumination demo will walk you through the differences. The game is being run on the RTX 2080 Ti that is going to be available later this month on the 27th.
Other than that, even if you get the top of the line graphics card you will still have to wait till next year when Metro Exodus will come out. Till then you can check out the Metro Exodus Nvidia RTX global illumination demo below:

PCGamesHardware was able to play the demo of the game and it was noted that at 1080p the RTX 2080 Ti was unable to run the game at 60 FPS with RTX on and I think that you can notice that in this video as well. The following was said in this regard:
The entire scene also has a much more authentic effect due to the soft, realistic light transitions, subtle-realistic color transfers and their dynamics as well as the subtle illumination and shading of small details (Global lighting and ambient occlusion are basically closely related and fundamentally similar the respective counterpart of the other technique, which most likely makes the calculation of both effects together relatively efficient).
Let us know what you think about Metro Exodus and whether or not you are interested in getting one of the new RTX graphics cards.
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Bear Creek Lake Park on pace to shatter attendance record as revenue record falls

A busy summer bloomed this year at Bear Creek Lake Park, where parking spaces filled to capacity and park visitors toting paddle boards, tents, grills and coolers flocked to the park in near-record numbers.
The Lakewood park, located just off Morrison Road and C-470, has been a hot spot for water and outdoor enthusiasts to beat the heat this summer. It’s attendance numbers are sizzling at a record-setting pace.
The number of visitors to the park has increased steadily over the past couple of years, said Allison Scheck, a Lakewood spokeswoman.
In 2016, the park attracted 484,141 visitors and brought in $933,950 in revenue. Last year, park visitors numbered 496,782 with just under $1,229,000 in revenue.
Park visitors are counted by vehicles entering the park, with 3.5 visitors factored per vehicle. Revenues included gate receipts and money spent on park facilities and rentals, including non-motorized boats, kayaks and paddle boards. Camping at the park also brings in revenue.
Through August this year, park attendance was at 447,974 with revenue of $1,287,461.
“There’s simply not enough water or equipment to go around,” Scheck said.
On some days at the park this year, especially holidays and hot weekends, parking lots filled up and vehicles were turned around at the gate.
On July 4, hundreds of cars were parked along Morrison Road and hundreds of people who arrived in the cars choosed to hike into the park. People who walk, skate or ride bikes into the park are not counted in the attendance figures.
August is typically a robust month at the park and blistering September weather likely drove attendance and revenue even higher as visitors flocked to the swim beach and cool waters of the park.
The park, which operates on a $970,000 annual budget, allows motorized boats and fishing in Bear Creek Lake. Soda West Reservoir No. 1 operates a water ski school and Soda East Reservoir No. 2 hosts the popular swim beach and non-motorized water conveyances.
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The Soda lakes can be seen from busy, nearby C-470. This year’s attendance at Bear Creek was boosted, in part, by construction work at Chatfield State Park, a few miles southeast on C-470, which closed the popular Chatfield beaches this season.
Residential growth in Lakewood, including at nearby Solterra and Belmar, as well as dense projects on Union Boulevard and West Colfax Avenue, likely contributed to record numbers at the park.
“The numbers are really inspiring,” Scheck said. “A lot of it, really, is still about the great outdoors. It’s beautiful and lots of folk are having a great experience.”


Denver Sports Omelette: Koreas agree to seek to co-host 2032 Olympics

PYONGYANG, North Korea — A Joint statement says the two Koreas have agreed to seek to obtain the rights to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics.
The statement was released by Seoul on Wednesday after a Pyongyang summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
It says the two leaders also agreed to cooperate in major sports events such as the 2020 Summer Olympics. It didn’t elaborate.
It says the two leaders have also agreed on a Pyongyang art troupe visiting Seoul for performances in October.
— The Associated Press

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David Zalubowski, Associated PressColorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story reacts after the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Denver.
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Andy Cross, The Denver PostColorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray throws back to first base against San Diego Padres left fielder Jose Pirela #2 in the first inning at Coors Field on Aug. 22, 2018.
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Eric Lutzens, The Denver PostRunning back Phillip Lindsay (30) of the Denver Broncos finds a hole and gains some yards during the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
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Quick Hits
+ Avalanche loses preseason opener to Vegas Golden Knights
+ Broncos Week 3 opponent: Baltimore Ravens scouting report.
+ From DU captain to Avalanche hopeful, Logan O’Connor made his NHL preseason debut.
+ Washington Redskins bring in former Broncos first-round pick Paxton Lynch for workouts.
+ Rockies’ Trevor Story suffers an elbow injury: Here’s how people reacted on Twitter
+ Michael Jordan donates $2M for Hurricane Florence relief in North Carolina
+ Pro Football Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions
+ Pittsburgh Steelers plan to talk to Antonio Brown about social media usage
+ Broncos Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Ryan O’Halloran here.
+ Rockies Mailbag: Have a question about the team? Ask Patrick Saunders here.
By The Numbers
The number of NFL awards in which Broncos rookie running back Phillip Lindsay was nominated for his Week 2 performance. Read more…
Parting Shot
AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver PostBrandon Marshall (54) of the Denver Broncos sizes Derek Carr (4) of the Oakland Raiders up during the third quarter on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2017.
If your favorite NFL team is 0-2, it’s doomed
Slow starts in the NFL can have disastrous consequences. Since the league expanded its playoff field to 12 teams in 1990, just 28 out of 223 teams (13 percent) during that time have recovered from an 0-2 start to make the playoffs. Read more…
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Billions in Colorado school funding on the line as statewide tax, local bond issues crowd ballot

Coloradans are so eager to fix their state’s schools, education supporters say, they will happily vote in November for an unprecedented $1.5 billion in local bond issues to build new classrooms as well as a separate $1.6 billion statewide tax measure to boost funding for every student and increase services to special programs.
“We’ve talked to hundreds of people, not only in Jefferson County but elsewhere, and they want all kids to be in safe and secure schools and get the programming they need to succeed,” said Westminster parent James Earley, who has been lobbying for the statewide proposal, Amendment 73, as well as Jefferson County’s $567 million bond issue. “I think people see the needs everywhere.”
Yet others fear the ballot will be packed with so many school-related funding requests that tax-averse voters confronted with the statewide measure and a bond issue or mill-levy override from their local school district — or all three — may simply reject them all.
“That’s a question every school district in the fall that has something on the ballot has had to wrestle with,” said Jefferson County School Superintendent Jason Glass. “We are monitoring how things are going with Amendment 73, while also thinking about our own ballot questions. And the answer is that nobody really knows what’s going to happen.”
The total dollar amount of school-district bond requests before voters this fall is the highest in state history, and is needed to create space for the 10,000 or so students that fast-growing Colorado adds each year, said Tracie Rainey, executive director of the Colorado School Finance Project, which tracks school funding proposals. School districts haven’t kept up with enrollment expansion, especially since the economic downturn that began in 2008, Rainey said.
Long list of needs
Nine Colorado school districts are seeking passage of basic bond issues totaling $1.49 billion. The Jeffco bond issue — the largest by far — would fund safety and security upgrades, building modernization and upkeep, and more career and technical education options. Jeffco voters have not passed a school funding measure since 2012.
Douglas County, which hasn’t passed a school bond or mill-levy override since 2006, is asking voters for $250 million for HVAC systems, safety and security upgrades, information technology and transportation improvements. And the Clear Creek County School District, meanwhile, is asking for the smallest bond amount — $5 million — to replace playgrounds and a boiler for one elementary school and a backup generator for another.
Nine other school districts are asking voters for a total of $157 million to match funding under Colorado’s Building Excellent Schools Today — or BEST — program for building renovations. The Ellicot School District is asking voters for $4.3 million for high school classroom additions and to secure elementary and high school entrances, while Hindsdale County wants $3.9 million for HVAC and Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades to its schools.
“Pent-up demand is huge,” Rainey said. “This is not in conflict with Amendment 73, as districts need facilities in order to have students and staff. So both are very compatible.”
On top of all that, 18 districts are going to voters this fall seeking $195.6 million in mill-levy overrides, which are tax increases to pay for and retain more teachers and school counselors. That includes Douglas and Jefferson counties, which are requesting $40 million and $33 million overrides, respectively, in addition to their bond measures.
Statewide school tax
The last attempt to raise statewide taxes for schools, Amendment 66 in 2013, was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin.
Voters are likely to see this year’s Amendment 73 as just another attempt to dump more money into a failing educational system, said Luke Ragland of the conservative education reform group Ready Colorado.
“With all these new taxes, there are still no structural changes that are needed to fix education funding,” Ragland said. One priority should be to cut the growth of central office personnel in districts. “But it just feels like they are just fanning the flames of a building already on fire.”
Voters traditionally favor local tax measures over statewide proposals, which bodes well for school districts with requests on a crowded 2018 ballot, Denver pollster Floyd Ciruli said.
“The general rule for Colorado is that we would rather pass a local tax than a state tax,” Ciruli said, adding that the local bond issues could hinder support for Amendment 73. “You can make a case that you are voting for a specific issue or building and that helps localize it for many people. While they generally have a hard time seeing where the funding will go on a statewide basis.
“There is also the issue that many people could be suffering from tax exhaustion, and that could hurt the state proposal,” Ciruli added.
Supporters say local officials could decide how to use their Amendment 73 funding.
“I think that is a big selling point for this. It’s something a lot of people appreciate,” said Cathy Kipp, a school board member from the Fort Collins-based Poudre School District. Kipp personally collected more than 4,000 signatures across the state toward the more than 98,494 valid signatures needed to place Amendment 73 on the November ballot.
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If approved, Amendment 73 would increase the corporate tax rate and the income tax rate on individuals earning $150,000 or more, with the additional revenue going to increase base per-student funding, to pay for full-day kindergarten, and to put more money toward students with special needs, such as those learning English, those with disabilities and those who are gifted and talented.
Backers have broken down how much money each district would get and how large a property tax increase it would take to raise that money locally, Kipp said. “It will help out a fairly dire situation as far as school funding in Colorado,” she said.
Since the economic downturn, state lawmakers have withheld roughly $7.5 billion that would have gone to K-12 education under a constitutionally mandated formula. The 2018-19 state budget includes a 6.5-percent increase for education, roughly $475 more per student. But educators and parents say that the increase doesn’t begin to address years of underfunding.
“Here we have a booming economy, but people don’t understand why we are so behind when it comes to student funding,” Kipp said.


Broncos WR Courtland Sutton, a CU Buffs star? It almost happened. Here’s why it didn’t.

Courtland Sutton once dreamed of donning the black and gold as a Colorado Buffalo at Folsom Field.
Yes, that Courtland Sutton. The Broncos’ rookie wide receiver already regarded as an elite NFL jump-ball target by teammates and coaches. So imagine this: A CU offense featuring Phillip Lindsay in the backfield and on the edge, Sutton, a 6-foot-3, 218-pound freak athlete with 3,220 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns through college. Just enough to make any Buffs’ fan swoon.
“CU was my very first scholarship offer back when I had no idea what a scholarship offer meant,” Sutton said. “I already loved Colorado. The state itself was amazing.”
Of course, it never happened.
Sutton starred at SMU — about 200 driving miles north of his hometown of Breham, Texas — after a hard lesson in college football recruiting.
Sutton, also sought by several college programs to play safety and outside linebacker, missed what he called “the big visit” at CU in December 2013 because Brenham High School was in the midst of a Texas state playoff run. He finally made it to Boulder with his mother for an official in January, that by all accounts, went well. At least, until the final day.
“CU was trying to get me to commit, but I told them I wasn’t committing yet,” Sutton said. “On that Sunday, I met with coach (Mike) MacIntyre and he starts asking about the weekend and if I enjoyed it. Then he goes, ‘Here’s the situation right now. We don’t have a scholarship for you anymore.’”
The Buffs received a commitment from another receiver, MacIntyre told Sutton, and his slot evaporated. It’s an all-too-common phenomenon in modern college football recruiting. As of Tuesday afternoon, the combined scholarship offer totals for the 2019 recruiting class between CU, Colorado State and Air Force checked in at 790, per 24/7 Sports. With more offers extended earlier in the scouting process, as noted in The Denver Post’s July examination, the pressure for recruits to make quick decisions can stem from losing their scholarship opportunity.
Sutton didn’t hide it. Back then, MacIntyre’s decision stung.
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“Honestly, I really liked Colorado and wanted to commit if they would have had my scholarship,” Sutton said. “There wouldn’t have been a Courtland Sutton SMU story. I would have been a Buffalo. Who knows, I’d probably still be playing safety or outside linebacker or something.”
SMU endured great adversity through Sutton’s first two seasons with three overall wins. But the Mustangs eclipsed .500 in Year 3, and next fall in Sutton’s senior season as a team captain, he led SMU back to a bowl berth. NFL scouts marveled as Sutton’s elite size and athleticism, and through two games with the Broncos, he’s shown flashes of big-play potential.
Sutton appeared on a combined 98 snaps against the Seahawks and Raiders. He’s recorded three catches for 53 yards. However, recent struggles for veteran Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas might signal a shifting of the guard outside for the Broncos. Expect Sutton’s role, especially in the red zone, to increase as the year goes along.
Sutton, reflecting on what might have been with the Buffaloes while seated in his Broncos’ locker last week, shared no ill will to the program some five years later. He wouldn’t change a thing.
“I’m blessed with my decision, what happened and grateful that not I’m director of my own path,” Sutton said. “There’s always a bigger picture for everybody’s life. I’m a firm believer in that.”


Looking beyond RTD, Denver considers creating own transportation department

Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration may move to create a new city transportation agency as Denver considers a transit investment that could total billions of dollars.
Denver officials have been talking publicly since 2017 about the idea of creating the new department. Now, the director of Denver Public Works says the decision could go to voters as early as May or November 2019, if elected leaders approve.
In the short term, the change could allow the city to better coordinate its efforts on transportation and mobility. It also could lay the groundwork for larger projects and changes.
The big idea
Currently, the city’s Department of Public Works handles everything from trash collection to automobile traffic and dockless scooters. The potential new department would take over all the city’s transportation-related duties, and it would be led by a new cabinet-level position, which would create new prominence for transportation issues in the city.
The change would have to go first through Denver City Council and then be approved in a local election. The decision comes as the city weighs long-term transportation plans that could cost billions.
The city’s plan for the next 22 years outlines about $1.7 billion worth of potential spending on sidewalks and trails alone. The administration also wants to build up transportation services on major corridors like Colorado Boulevard, whether it’s special bus lanes or new rail lines.
Moving beyond RTD?
Right now, the city relies on the Regional Transportation District for its bus and train service — but the city’s ambitions may exceed RTD’s budget.
Transit lines in Boulder, Golden and Aurora have all faced reduced service recently; RTD said the cuts were a response to low ridership. And a planned rail line to Boulder has been delayed past 2040. That has prompted some cities in the northwestern metro to consider a lawsuit, and Boulder also has looked at the idea of a new local transit authority.
In Denver, the creation of a new department would not necessarily come with new money. And the city is unlikely to replace RTD’s core services.
Still, the city has shown some appetite for transit spending, including for bus-rapid transit on Colfax.
“It’s not just the local governments. Everybody in town is looking at how transportation affects the quality of life of people,” said Kate Williams, executive director of the Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council, who is also an RTD board member. “Transportation has come right up to be on the same level of housing.”
Denver could get some new spending power from Proposition 110, a proposed increase to sales taxes that will be on the statewide ballot this November. If it passes, the city stands to collect $846 million over 20 years, according to projections.
With a new transportation department, Denver also could pay for enhanced RTD services, or to launch its own services, according to a city study.
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RTD “seems open” to the idea, the study said, but the district was concerned that Denver could compete against its services.
“Based upon our excellent working relationship with the City of Denver, we do not have any major concerns with the plans we’ve seen and discussed,” wrote RTD spokesperson Scott Reed in an email to the Denver Post.
“While it would not make sense for any municipality to duplicate RTD services, supplementing RTD services with increased service and alternative modes is a very logical approach that can maximize everyone’s mobility options and transit investments.”
What’s next?
DPW Director Eulois Cleckley already has reorganized his department, separating out transportation staffers into a new chain of command.
Cleckley said at a recent meeting that Denver could ask voters to create a separate city department as early as May. November 2019 also is an option. The Denver City Council would decide whether to put the question on the ballot.
Other U.S. cities, including Oakland, Seattle, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Portland and Washington, D.C., have local transportation departments.


Five takeaways from Rockies’ demoralizing walk-off defeat to Dodgers on Tuesday night

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers extended their NL West lead to a game and a half with a walk-off win over the Rockies on Tuesday at Chavez Ravine, as Chris Taylor’s tenth-inning long ball was the difference. Here are five takeaways from Colorado’s gut-punch loss.
Arenado’s off-kilter night
Nolan Arenado was certainly not Golden Nolan in the second game of the series, finishing 0-for-5 with two strikeouts while committing a pair of throwing errors from third base. It was only the fifth time in Arenado’s six-year career that he made two errors in one game, with the last such instance coming Aug. 14, 2016, at Philadelphia.
He has said his right shoulder issue from early August isn’t a deciding factor in his play, but it’s certainly fair to wonder whether lingering tendonitis as well as the grind of the long season is affecting him.
Blackmon continues torrid month
Center fielder Charlie Blackmon continued his offensive tear in the month of September, as he’s batting .375 with a .438 on-base percentage in 64 at-bats in the month, including 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks on Tuesday. He now has an 11-game hitting streak, the longest active in the majors.
Also, Blackmon’s fifth-inning, 447-foot solo dinger to right center gave him 27 long balls on the season in addition to being the longest home run allowed by Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium since the Statcast era began in 2015.
Kershaw’s September dependability
Speaking of Kershaw, by turning in seven innings of two-run ball (one earned) and while working around five walks, the Los Angeles ace again underscored his status as one of the best big-game pitchers in baseball.
Kershaw’s 2.10 career ERA in regular season games in September and October is the lowest such mark of any pitcher in those months in the live-ball era (since 1920), and the 30-year-old leaned heavily on his slider to match another strong outing by Colorado’s Kyle Freeland.
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Dodgers rely on slugging again
Following Taylor’s first career walk-off on a hanging Adam Ottavino slider in the 10th, the Dodgers extended their NL-best home run tally to 216 on the season. That keeps Los Angeles on track to break the franchise record for long balls in one year, 221, set last year.
The Dodgers also lead the NL in slugging (.435), OPS (.765) and total runs scored (730). Ipso facto, averaging a couple runs per game against them in a series is not a good recipe for success, no matter how solid Colorado’s starting pitching and bullpen may be.
Rockies’ speedy power duo
With Ian Desmond’s steal of second base in the fourth, the 32-year-old joined teammate Trevor Story in reaching at least 20 home runs and 20 steals in a single season. It’s the first time since 1996 that Colorado’s had two players reach both of those marks, when Dante Bichette and Ellis Burks did so.
But Desmond, thieving off Kershaw’s first move to home plate, followed up that milestone steal by being picked off in the sixth, snuffing out one of the Rockies’ few opportunities against Kershaw. It was the sixth caught stealing of the season for Desmond, tied with Story for the team lead.


Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti MSI Trident X Compact Gaming PC Announced

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is going to be the top of the line graphics card that will replace the current GTX 1080 Ti. MSI has already announced the MSI Trident X compact gaming PC that is powered by this graphics card. If you are looking for a small form factor PC that does not compromise on power then this is something worth looking into.
The MSI Trident X is pretty compact compared to the other pre-built systems that we have on the market these days. On the CPU side, the MSI Trident X can be equipped with the latest 8th generation Intel CPUs with the unlocked multipliers, so they can be overclocked. This is 2018 and everything thing has RGB lighting and so does the MSI Trident X. There are RGB lights on the front as well as on the side.
There is a mesh on the side that is supposed to increase airflow. In such a tight chassis, you have high-end components and you would expect the temperature to rise pretty quick. Keeping that in mind the case has been designed with multiple outlets for air flow and the mesh on the side is just one example.
We also know that the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti has been delayed by a week. It was supposed to be available on the 20th but now that has moved to the 27th. If you have pre-ordered the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti, then you should get one by 27th. Luckily, that does not affect the release of the RTX 2080.
Both these cards will come with the NVLink that offers higher bandwidth as compared to traditional SLI but Nvidia technical marketing director, Tom Petersen. touched on the matter and according to him the increase in performance in games will be small. The following is what he had to say in this regard:
Think of the bridge more as we want to lay a foundation for the future and that requires us to move the infrastructure along. So we already have a multi-GPU application called SLI, why don’t we just make that work on a really high-bandwidth bridge bus? And once that works, and we get our bridges deployed, and people understanding that hey, this is a 100GB/s bridge, then game developers will see that.
Let us know what you think about the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting.
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Black Ops 4 Blackout Armor To Be Nerfed at Launch, Treyarch Promises

The latest Blackout Beta of Black Ops 4 has come to an end which received a surprisingly well response from the community and exciting everyone more than ever for the game’s release on October 12. Despite all the good stuff, there have been some complaints about certain aspects of the game including Armor which is more than just annoying.
There have been huge complaints regarding Armor in Black Ops 4 and people have been still wondering whether their biggest issue with the game will be ever solved or not by Treyarch. But finally, someone from Treyarch went out to address the issue and has revealed that these changes to Blackout Armor will definitely be made and before launch so be patient.
Thanks to Nadeshot, a professional Call Of Duty player who shared a clip on Twitter showing how much overpowered Armor really is in the game and how much unfair it can get.

We are going to be making changes to the armor system before the game ships.
— Alexander Conserva (@AlexConserva) September 16, 2018

To which, Conserva, engineer of Treyarch replied by ensuring that the changes are on their way, calming down everyone who was more than just angry with this issue or other issues.
Treyarch already made some changes to the Armor system following the Beta by decreasing the spawn rate of Level 3 Armor by 75% which is a big change as it will be really hard to find one now.
Here’s the list of changes which have been made following Blackout Beta:

Spawn frequency of Level 3 Armor has been reduced by 75% compared to its initial spawn rate in the Beta.
Level 3 Armor will now most frequently be found in Stashes and Supply Drops, though it may occasionally spawn in the world.
Level 3 Armor now breaks sooner and passes more damage to the player wearing it, and still offers headshot and other types of damage mitigation. We’ve heard your concerns that Level 3 Armor was still perhaps too powerful by the end of the Beta, and will be evaluating the data to see what other tweaks may be required.
Level 2 Armor was also minorly adjusted during the Beta and will potentially be tweaked further in time for launch.
Players will see an indicator of the condition of their own Armor, and those of their teammates, in the HUD. This provides a more granular indicator of the damage that your Armor has taken beyond the Armor icon and will let you know if it’s time to seek out a replacement.

Devs are really proud of what they have done with the game and they say that dropping the campaign is part of an evolution whether you like it or not.
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