It’s Real Dude, This Is Happening
Apparently all computers are at risk to new vulnerabilities leaving everything on your computer at risk to effortless hacking via Meltdown and Spectre which were discovered this week. The patches and updates being put out to solve these issues will reduce performance of computers anywhere between 30-400%!!! .
You might be sitting right now comfortably in your DXRacer chair with your Vive, PS4 Pro, 4KTV, and self-righteous positive attitude thinking ‘this stinks, but doesn’t effect me’. You’re wrong. Your hardware is in danger. If you think ‘I just won’t run the update’ then think again. All of your accounts and passwords to every program and all your data ‘kinda’ matter when you can’t use your Steam and someone steals your payment info.
Identity theft isn’t easily reset bro. That’s why there’s a whole industry for preventing it and insurances for court when you get plucked by the man in a mask overseas just racking up charges on ingame currency with your profile. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for how this effects gamers. Think you’re not effected? You’re wrong. Continue reading to find out how these security issues will inevitably hurt the video games industry.
By the way, There’s no avoiding this. All major tech giants have been working in secret to try to solve these issue for 90 days and still haven’t rolled out any updates and have been trying to keep the vulnerabilities a secret from everyone including the coders working on it.
I’m saying this flaw effects everyone and those who can take advantage of it will spread it like a virus and use it against people. On top of that, the update is going as far as Linux machines so that means Windows and Apple will also update their software and guess what? Now we have performance drops in games and some not playable on lower-end hardware and now tech industries will make more money selling GPUs we wouldn’t have needed yet.
The performance hit also effects VR but the industry is so small it might not be able to recover from the blow and boom now we’re back to being spoonfed shit games because everyone refuses innovation. TLDR; Long story short, you’re looking at a major shift of industry trying to be played off like water running off a duck’s back when in reality it’s more like lava.