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Question us at LITS

Question us at LITS

We're going to be at LITS. Are you?

The LITS show in London is fast approaching and we want your help to decide what we should do for the bit-tech talks we’ll be holding there.

The talks will take place in a small room built into our stand and can cover anything that you guys would like to hear us talk about. We’ll be running four or five talks a day, and places will be strictly limited as the room is only able to accommodate between 10 and 15 people.

Once we've decided on the schedule, we'll let you book your place at whichever talks you want to sit in on (or be a part of).

So, if you have a burning question you want to ask us, or if you want to hear our various opinions on pressing issues and hot topics of the day, now is your chance to say so.

We’ll aim to have a panel of three or four bit-tech staff there to take part in the talks, and we’ll be welcoming questions from the audience too. Essentially, think of the sessions as a geeky Question Time.

To get you started, here are some of the ideas that we’re currently batting around the office. Feel free to rubbish them before telling us what you’d actually like to hear us talk about, though.
  • The current state of the CPU market
  • How to become a games journalist
  • Is the media PC dead?
  • The future of the PC
  • Overclocking question and answer session
  • Overclocking masterclass with LGA1155 or Socket AM3
  • The rise of OnLive and cloud computing
  • Favourite cheesecake
While we invite anyone to suggest topics, themes and debates, you'll need to attend the LITS show to actually take part in the talks. It's being held in London' s Excel Centre in the Docklands area, so get your ticket now!

Leave your support (or not) for the above ideas - plus your own suggestions for topics and issues to discuss - in the forum.

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bulldogjeff 6th October 2011, 10:58 Quote
I would have thought most people would focus on hardware (overclocking CPU/GPU) modding how to start where to start etc. Whats on the horizon with new tech. That general sort of thing.

And the burning question will be how good is Bulldozer.
Teh Noob Slayer 6th October 2011, 12:03 Quote
Bit-tech and CPC have covered overclocking numerous times so a Q&A on it might be overdoing it?


-The future of PC gaming and/ vs console ports/ digital sales and digital security in light in light of the PSN 'fiasco'.
-DRM; good, bad or just ugly?
-Is the PC optical Drive dead?
-Windows 8 and Arm processors.
-How to become a games journalist plus what happens in a typical day of a game journalist. The exciting bits, the more 'down to earth' parts. (e.g. is there free cheesecake?)
CardJoe 6th October 2011, 12:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teh Noob Slayer
what happens in a typical day of a game journalist

http://topnews.ae/images/playing-video-games.jpg

and

http://rankinwriting.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/pen.jpg
Teh Noob Slayer 6th October 2011, 12:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teh Noob Slayer
what happens in a typical day of a game journalist

http://topnews.ae/images/playing-video-games.jpg

and

http://rankinwriting.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/pen.jpg

9am-1pm : play games
1pm-2pm: eat cheesecake
2pm-3pm: research (i.e facebook, you tube and bit tech-forums)
3pm-4.30pm: play more games
4.30-5pm: write article

:D

what about some of the more interesting things in the day of a journoplus some anecdotes? Trade shows, travelling?
Evildead666 6th October 2011, 12:43 Quote
Now why couldn't they have done this in Tunbridge or Trumpton? ;)

On a more serious note :
The future of ARM returning to the desktop is one i'd like to know.

Is Microsoft going to severely cripple Win8 to make it a tablet with a keyboard, or is Android/Linux going to step up and give us a spanking OS ?
What do Canonical/Ubuntu have in store for ARM ?
Is ARM ever going to get a PCIe interface for GPUs or other Add-in cards ?

Cheers, and have fun ;)
CardJoe 6th October 2011, 12:46 Quote
I should do a Monkey Island speedrun masterclass?
Material 6th October 2011, 12:48 Quote
You'd be on your own for that one.
MrCraigL 6th October 2011, 13:03 Quote
"Why is Morrowind the best game"? Don't worry guys, I got this.
Jamie 6th October 2011, 13:06 Quote
Can I sign up for the Monkey Island talk?
kosch 6th October 2011, 13:16 Quote
The current state of wookies and how they are portrayed in video games.

See you on the Friday I am coming for your freebies!
BrightCandle 6th October 2011, 13:34 Quote
I have a few ideas:
- The state of consumer protection laws and Digital distribution.
- Crossfire/Sli and why Bit-tech recommends against it.
- The lack of new graphics card hardware and fab processes.
j_jay4 6th October 2011, 13:54 Quote
+1 for BrightCandle, have a chat about Graphics cards.
As good as SandyBridge is, who is gonna upgrade to LGA2011 for such a huge price premium, Big flop?
=DJ= 6th October 2011, 14:08 Quote
Another vote for multi-GPU and the pitfalls, especially if you can demonstrate the micro-stuttering that some games have.

Also air cooling vs water cooling debate would be interesting. I have a WC rig at present but I don't think I will bother in future, AC is now quieter...?
Claave 6th October 2011, 17:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kosch
The current state of wookies and how they are portrayed in video games.

See you on the Friday I am coming for your freebies!

We have freebies?
PCBuilderSven 6th October 2011, 17:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evildead666
Now why couldn't they have done this in Tunbridge or Trumpton? ;)

On a more serious note :
The future of ARM returning to the desktop is one i'd like to know.

Is Microsoft going to severely cripple Win8 to make it a tablet with a keyboard, or is Android/Linux going to step up and give us a spanking OS ?
What do Canonical/Ubuntu have in store for ARM ?
Is ARM ever going to get a PCIe interface for GPUs or other Add-in cards ?

Cheers, and have fun ;)

Linux already owns Windows for everything except games
kosch 6th October 2011, 18:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claave
We have freebies?

I'll bring my screwdriver to unlock the SB-E freebies :)
Evildead666 6th October 2011, 21:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCBuilderSven
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evildead666
Now why couldn't they have done this in Tunbridge or Trumpton? ;)

On a more serious note :
The future of ARM returning to the desktop is one i'd like to know.

Is Microsoft going to severely cripple Win8 to make it a tablet with a keyboard, or is Android/Linux going to step up and give us a spanking OS ?
What do Canonical/Ubuntu have in store for ARM ?
Is ARM ever going to get a PCIe interface for GPUs or other Add-in cards ?

Cheers, and have fun ;)

Linux already owns Windows for everything except games

An ARM platform would be good for everything except games, maybe browser based games would be OK.
I'm just saying they could release an uncrippled OS, whereas MS is probably going to release a version WinPhone8 on ARM.

I still remember my cousins Acorn Archimedes, and wouldn't mind allowing ARM back into the main desktop arena.
Its about time x86 had a run for its money.

As for add-in cards, RAID cards or other devices, sound for bitstreaming DTS-HD or TrueHD.
ARM based HTPC ?
bdigital 6th October 2011, 21:53 Quote
This might be the wrong thread, but I would to see some ips displays in person. They are quite expensive and opportunity to see them before buying is slim
TheDarkSide 7th October 2011, 00:09 Quote
I'd like to know about the future of gpgpu/cpu computing. How will the emergence of the gpu as a computing platform shape the future of gpu's and cpus? And is it true that they're both starting to converge with upcoming gpu's having cpu like features and vice versa?
tonschk 8th October 2011, 05:00 Quote
Agree with this subjects ;)

- Crossfire/Sli and why Bit-tech recommends against it.
- The lack of new graphics card hardware and fab processes.
Chicken76 9th October 2011, 21:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claave
We have freebies?
He meant groupies. ;)
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