France bans English gaming tech jargon in push to preserve language purity
Words like ‘e-sports’ and’streaming’ must be replaced with acceptable French equivalents by government authorities. On Monday, French officials maintained their centuries-long fight to protect the language’s purity by rewriting the regulations for using English video game lingo. While some idioms have clear translations, such as “pro-gamer” becoming “joueur professionnel,” others, such as “streamer” becoming “joueur-animateur en direct,” appear to be more strained. According to AFP, the video gaming industry is filled with anglicisms that could operate as a “barrier to understanding” for non-gamers, according to the culture ministry, which is involved in the process. The Paris Gare de Lyon is home to a Ouigo train. The Académie Française has condemned the use of English terminology in public discourse. From across the Channel, or more recently the Atlantic, France routinely sends grim warnings about the debasement of its language. The Académie Française, a centuries-old language monitor, warned in February of a “degradation that must not be considered as inevitable.” It emphasised words like SNCF’s “Ouigo” (meaning “we go”), as well as more basic imports like “big data” and “drive-in.” The revisions made on Monday, however, were published in the official journal, making them enforceable for government employees. “Cloud gaming,” which will now be translated as “jeu video en nuage,” and “eSports,” which will now be translated as “jeu video de compétition,” are two of the titles that have been granted official French counterparts. Experts combed video gaming websites and magazines for existing French words, according to the government.
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NVIDIA Architecture, Board Design, Gaming Technology, and Software for GeForce Ampere On Tuesday, NVIDIA unveiled its GeForce Ampere architecture. The GeForce 3000 Series is the next generation of GeForce RTX gaming graphics cards. The A100 Tensor Core scalar processor was Ampere’s first commercial outing, and while we did get a technical brief on the A100’s processing prowess, the GeForce Ampere is a completely other beast. To begin with, the A100 is a scalar CPU that lacks much of the GPU’s graphics processing equipment. While the GeForce Ampere range includes many of the SIMD advances seen in the A100, it is basically a new piece of silicon since its streaming multiprocessor—the smallest part of the GPU—has graphics-relevant hardware such as RT cores that are not available in the A100. Similarly, the A100 features compute-relevant hardware that GeForce Ampere lacks, such as FP64 cores.
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