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Dilbert_X
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Its a nice t-shirt, I might buy some if they have them in XXXXXL
Epstein didn't kill himself
uziq
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anyone who wears witty slogan/graphic/meme/subculture t-shirts over the age of 17 needs to look seriously at themselves. very lame.
SuperJail Warden
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I bought a 1000 pack of random Magic the Gathering cards.
uziq
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and you tease ken ?
SuperJail Warden
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I bought it for a millennial nostalgia rush. Nothing more.

Last edited by SuperJail Warden (2019-06-07 09:06:31)

SuperJail Warden
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First world problem: package went to wrong carrier facility. It departed from NJ and those bastards shipped it to Philly. So I now have to go drunk stagger to the comic book shop for my millennial nostalgia rush.
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,620|4169|Catherine Black
https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B … &psc=1

to replace EE Chats mentioned broken HD555s. Same day delivery. The future is now, old man.
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
uziq
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should have got the mass drop sennheiser 6xx’s. best headphones under £500 easily.
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,620|4169|Catherine Black
didn't really fancy dropping over £100 tbh
https://i.imgur.com/qwWEP9F.png
uziq
Member
+171|1833
dramatic difference considering they perform up to £700-1000 bracket with decent amplification, but fair enough. it is about 40% over budget.
killer21
Because f*ck you that's why.
+400|4972|Reisterstown, MD

Bought a PC so I can finally get back into PC gaming. 
SuperJail Warden
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You ain't miss shit
unnamednewbie13
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+1,749|5153|USA

SuperJail Warden wrote:

You ain't miss shit
Indie scene has some addictive offerings. Risk of Rain 2 has promise, though needs to rebalance late game so it's impossible for you to become unstoppable.

I don't see much need to upgrade specifically for the ray tracing buzz since games have been faking realistic lighting "good enough" for awhile now. Can't deny that the Quake 2 demo looked amazing, but it was also a little weird seeing it on such an older game. I think where I want it the most are survival base builders (Minecraft has a pretty decent software-driven ray tracing mod now if your rig can handle it) and titles like Paradox's upcoming VTM.


edit: Quake 2 ray tracing demo

uziq
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the quake 2 demo didn't look that special at all. it looked like a glossy and super-saturated version of quake. looking at that for extended periods of time, especially on a big monitor at a high refresh rate, would burn my eyeballs out and give me a serious headache. ray tracing looks great in short-burst demos, like in that cyberpunk game or whatever, but it's not something i particularly care about in my games. for sumptuous single-player immersive experiences, sure. but like 'bloom' and 'HDR lighting', that shit is getting disabled the minute i get into my multiplayer lobby.

the fact the mid-level card for this technology is like $600 is hilarious. who gives a fuck, seriously.
unnamednewbie13
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+1,749|5153|USA

Between the two, I prefer the more grungy, bleak look of the old Quake 2. The alien planet you were on was a techno-industrial dump full of smog and unwashed surfaces. The way the lighting was modified here makes it too clean. It's almost reminiscent of when colored lighting was introduced in games, and everyone overdid it to show off.

What I'm talking about in regards to amazing is more the technical potential here. It's a far cry from having to fake this kind of thing with invisible light emitters, offloading it to opengl, or something of that nature. With decent design, we'll probably be seeing a lot of extra moody atmospheres taking advantage of it in the future. Maybe I'll even have a new, high end card that doesn't run $900+. But if it's on a competitive game, it's probably going to be just one more detail I turn off so I can see what the heck I'm doing. For now, I see no reason to trade out my GTX 980.
tazz.
oz.
+1,310|4556|Sydney | ♥

Raytracing is the future. While it's new, it's going to be over exposed, provide models that appear overly oily faced, with light, bloom, and effects thrown down your retinas. But the dust will settle, and it'll be a feature that just gives that subtle edge of realism. 5-10 years.
everything i write is a ramble and should not be taken seriously.... seriously.
SuperJail Warden
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Who cares about graphics when the games play like shit? There hasn't been any improvements in gameplay or scale in like a decade at least.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,621|4487|eXtreme to the maX
Epstein didn't kill himself

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