News Weekend Wrap-up – GTX980, Star Trek and Kickstarter

Another week comes to a close and with it another edition of News Weekend Wrap-up. Let’s see what news dishes we have o chew on today.

GeForce GTX980  – a new boss in town

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/19/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-video-card-initial-impressions-benchmarks

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Nvidia have been busy launching a new high end graphics card, which is now the top single-GPU in its lineup. The link above takes you to its full review, complete with benchmarking and a comparison with GTX 780 Ti. It only slightly outperforms the latter, however it does provide support for new technologies which are just around the corner.

Justin Popa: “It’s just another card, slightly better than the last. At least it’s cheaper than the 780ti and slightly better. Just don’t go on reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace at this time. They behave like it’s the second coming”.

Delta Quadrant expansion for Star Trek Online

http://www.destructoid.com/star-trek-online-goes-to-the-delta-quadrant-in-october-281370.phtml

On October 14th the Star Trek digital universe will be expanded with the Delta Quadrant, the setting for the Voyager series. Along with this come a long overdue level cap raise along with new quests, areas, etc. And also voice performances from some of the actors on the series. Beam us up!

Kickstarter updates terms: Finish your damn project

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/226071/Kickstarter_updates_terms_The_creator_must_complete_the_project.php

Following the latest failure for a kickstarted project to be completed (a game called Clang), the highly useful and renowned crowd funding site frowned a bit, took a shot of some unspecified alcohol and decided to strengthen its terms to prevent this sort of thing from happening again. Some of the new terms are as follows:

  • they post an update that explains what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned;
  • they work diligently and in good faith to bring the project to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that’s communicated to backers;

For the full terms, here’s the link.

Justin Popa: “This is actually pretty big and in theory should work but may cut out some interesting projects. Basically what they are requesting through these new terms of service is that only projects that have a 100% chance of functioning may participate in kickstarting. You want funding for an invention? Though…”

See you next week. Engage!


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