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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in Black friday sales started early so I bought a 4k HDR 50 inch samsung tv. I'm pleased   
    I do think both the PS5 and Xbox will both hit 60fps at 4k. Thats the knock on the pro and S versions of the consoles now. While they are more powerful, they don't do this. The next generation on consoles will probably not have much of a polygon count increase like previous generations one uping the next. I think it will be more about dynamic lighting and shadows and how much can happen on the screen at once. We've reached a certain apex in graphics that will be pretty difficult to pass significantly. 
    We've gotten to a point though where graphics aren't everything anymore. God of War was spectacularly beautiful and is my favorite game of the PS4 era, but I had almost just as much fun playing Ys VIII which had PS3 graphics with current gen aspect ratio. I think there will still be a lot of games that don't hit the benchmark, but there will be Triple A games that do because they are expected too. With the whole shaky ground big studios are on right now though with microtransactions and pissing off their bases with flat out arrogance, I can see smaller studios getting even more love in the future. I want more Ys and Nier Automata and less annual titles. As long as its in HD and looks nice on my big ass TV screen, thats all I need.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Strider Hiryu in With the summer simuldub season coming to a close, it played out like I predicted mor   
    This is why I stream. I don't miss the old days of swapping out discs every few eps. I still buy movies, but screw buying series anymore. I remember buying Fullmetal Alchemist for $100 from Moviestop the days when internet retail was in its infancy. I still remember the 20ft shelf at Suncoast Video that held the entire DBZ series on VHS. I haven't bought a series in over 16-17 years, but I remember thinking what a load of crap that 4 eps a disc was. Especially after a friend bought me a bootleg rip of Samurai Champloo from Half.com and it was all on a single DVD. Man those were the days when half.com was not regulated and you could get all kinds of burned DVDs for a fraction of the cost. DVD RW was a new technology, and anyone that could afford to upgrade was making a serious profit for minimal effort. The only series I'd consider buying is Violet Evergarden if it ever gets a US physical release. Every now and then I feel like dropping netflix, one day I might.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in With the summer simuldub season coming to a close, it played out like I predicted mor   
    The movie is already on sale (https://www.rightstufanime.com/Sword-Art-Online-the-Movie-Ordinal-Scale-Blu-ray). Aniplex still retains the rights to sell all DVD/BD and other merchandise, Funi just got the english stream rights when Sony acquired the company.
    The only thing that sucks about Aniplex is they're extremely overpriced for anything you want to buy (fuck the BD's for SAO are still $60 a pop) through them, it's the reason I haven't bought Kill la Kill yet (I paid out my ass for the Gurren Lagann BD boxset, well worth it since it's GL but damn was it expensive (for comparison I just ordered a new mouse and keyboard for $198, $10 more then I paid for GL)).
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in With the summer simuldub season coming to a close, it played out like I predicted mor   
    I just noticed SAO S2 was finally dubbed on netflix. The ending was sad as fuck, but like S1 I felt the first arc was the strongest. The GGO story was much more interesting, even though Asuna was left out. In fact, its odd that the first half was Kirito focused and the last half of the second arc was Asuna focused. Sinon was pretty much delegated to a background character after GGO which was sad since they spent all that time developing her. I could have done without Asuna's mother drama but I did like the whole Yuuki and the Sleeping Knights story.... it was brutally heart aching.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Strider Hiryu in With the summer simuldub season coming to a close, it played out like I predicted mor   
    As a casual fan I enjoyed it. The main protagonist is a crybaby "I dont wanna kill anyone" trope. but that seems to be gundam if you aren't an emotionless tool. The animation is great, mixing classic old school gundam and modern techniques. Some cost cutting CGI is thrown in on minor scenes, but it's not a big deal. The mecha designs are sexy AF. The Sinanju's Red Comet inspired design is by far my favorite. My biggest props to this series is it's one hour format that features no intro. All 60 min is pure storytelling. No shortcuts are taken, and no wasteful scenes. 
     
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in Its been quite the stressful couple weeks. Lady had her surgery and is having a very   
    90 degree weather with 90-100% humidity is every day here from mid May til October if we're lucky. That shit sucks, mostly because of the suffocating humidity... especially when you get into the car after its been sitting out in that all day. Some people think I'm crazy loving cold weather, but you can always put more clothes on... there is only so much you can take off. I haven't washed my car since April, and I probably wont again until next month when it manages to get down into the 70s again. I can't imagine spending all day out in that shit. I use to as a kid no problem... but unloading trucks at work for 30 min makes my whole shirt soaked in sweat since our loading dock is open. My previous job it was closed in.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I cancelled my amazon prime membership. I wasn't getting nearly enough benefit out of   
    I'll keep mine around. I order way too much from amazon to give up my shipping. I order 2-5 times a month. I order bulk items like snacks and coffee. I get a 48pk of Quaker chewy bars for $11, and sometimes $8 with a coupon. A 8pk at the store is almost $4. If I order it on Sunday I can expect to get it on Wednesday every time. I just have to make sure I order anything I want before Thursday to get it in two days.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I don't drink much soda anymore unless I'm at the theater or some other public event.   
    Tab is the Good & Plenty of soda. I remember they came out with an energy drink about 10 years ago, and it almost made me throw up drinking it.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in So I finished watching the first season of My Hero Academia tonight and you were righ   
    Bah, now I feel lost. Finally got caught up to current and I'm sad because I can't just watch 5-6 episodes a night anymore. Been a long time since I've had this feeling while watching an anime.
    Man that fight between All Might and All for One was spectacular. Such an intense two episodes (not to mention the whole training camp). God damn I'm glad I picked this up. Now I'm just curious about how they'll end season 3 (I really hate my inability to just be surprised, all the possibilities they can use (though I hope they go with what I'm predicting, will make Season 4 even better if they do)).
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in So I finished watching the first season of My Hero Academia tonight and you were righ   
    Finished Season 2 tonight and by god was it amazing. While I agree with you that the middle arc should of been the last arc it's understandable why it's set up the way it is (considering what's coming (yea I haven't watched that far ahead but I already know whats going to happen (damn my curiosity and my friends inability to keep his mouth shut))).
    By far the middle arc has been not only an amazing area of plot and character development but by god was it gruesome. Considering the light hearted and battle focused sports fest and the action packed final exam (which has cemented my hatred for Bakugo even more (I get where he's coming from but his character just rubs me the wrong way)) it's kinda surprising they'd throw such a dark arc in the middle of all that. Might I also add I simply love Gran Torino (and the fear he inspires in All Might) and I have a much better understanding and have actually started liking Todoroki.
    I have to say I'm amazed how much this show has grown on me (much like Gurren Lagann). Like I said before I generally hate shounen series and I'm not a huge fan (you could almost say I hate) superhero (which lets admit this is what they are) related media but for some reason this show is just great. Definitely one of my favorite series. While I know it's not done airing I can't wait to start watching Season 3 and get caught up to current.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Sledgstone in Tuesday my favorite festival of all time for GW2 comes back. I'm more hyped to play t   
    I never got to experience the festival the first time so I'm really looking forward to seeing it.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in I completed my 6th world completion on Guild Wars 2. It will probably be my last. Mou   
    I had all of Orr done before the beetle. Its probably the most depressing part of WC because it's so dreary. I knocked it out first this time. 😂 You're probably right though.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in My router shat out on me today and screwed me for over an hour as I thought it was my   
    I've had a Belkins and D-Links crap out on me but the only Linksys that died on me got hit by lightning. I'll have to give that one a pass. I've never had a TP-Link.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in My router shat out on me today and screwed me for over an hour as I thought it was my   
    Linksys fa life My 4 antenna dual 5ghz/2.4ghz beast was worth every penny. I'm sure my neighbors 3 houses down can pick up a medium quality connection on this thing if it wasn't WPA2 locked.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in If there is one thing I despise about anime across all genres, its the damn "recap X.   
    Just to warn you there's another recap after episode 8 of FMP (which really pissed me off Saturday night when I went to watch it).
    Just wait there are so many more feels coming in Steins:Gate. We're jumping even further down the rabbit hole.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in You could definitely tell this was the last E3 for this generation of consoles. Super   
    They should have both formats compatible. Digital games should last forever, But I could understand only doing physical for 1 generation back. They should get rid of discs all together though and go to those SD cards that the switch uses. Keep the Blu-Ray drive for PS4 games and blu-ray functionality. They should also do a 4TB HD and quit with the BS on small storage. It would also be nice to have feature to "zip" your unused games so you can unzip them later when you want to play them rather than having to redownload the whole thing. They also need to get their head out of their ass on cross platform. They don't need to repeat the PS3 generation where they fall behind because they got to arrogant. They made a massive comeback this gen, pummeling Microsoft in resounding fashion. Sony has way more exclusives, and that's what sells the console. Let people play across platforms, this would maintain the health of a lot of online game populations by consolidating the playerbase. It would probably save companies resources on having 3 different servers or 3 different partitions of a server for their games. Smaller studio games that have failed may fair better when everyone is playing together from all platforms. Let studios decide what they want to do.. Because I know COD would probably not do this to keep their old games dying so people have to buy the new ones.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Strider Hiryu in This has got to be Destiny's last run. Twice expecting people to pay for a Y2 overhau   
    Nier Automata, Breath of the Wild, and God of War are probably the best games I've played as far as enjoyment factor in the past 5 years. They're all single player games. The problem with MP experiences now is balance is prioritized over fun. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 after the Javelin Glitch and Model 87s were nerfed was just a fucking blast to play... because EVERYTHING was OP as shit... the models were so OP that they were more OP than all the OP stuff. The game mechanically may have been a mess, but everyone was on an equal playing field with just about every gun being viable because you could choose in what way to be OP. It balanced itself. That was fun. Basically Esports ruined MP games. Overwatch is about the only game I enjoy that is balanced fairly well... but its purely an objective game with the need for strategy. MW2 demolition, you shoot 4 tubes around the bomb, chuck your nades, call in the air strike, pave low, arm the bomb, and post up the choke point and obliterate everyone that funnels in.   Ah back when I try hard carried teams to victory. Now if a MP game can't be esports, they just don't fool with making them.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Strider Hiryu in This has got to be Destiny's last run. Twice expecting people to pay for a Y2 overhau   
    Nier Automata, Breath of the Wild, and God of War are probably the best games I've played as far as enjoyment factor in the past 5 years. They're all single player games. The problem with MP experiences now is balance is prioritized over fun. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 after the Javelin Glitch and Model 87s were nerfed was just a fucking blast to play... because EVERYTHING was OP as shit... the models were so OP that they were more OP than all the OP stuff. The game mechanically may have been a mess, but everyone was on an equal playing field with just about every gun being viable because you could choose in what way to be OP. It balanced itself. That was fun. Basically Esports ruined MP games. Overwatch is about the only game I enjoy that is balanced fairly well... but its purely an objective game with the need for strategy. MW2 demolition, you shoot 4 tubes around the bomb, chuck your nades, call in the air strike, pave low, arm the bomb, and post up the choke point and obliterate everyone that funnels in.   Ah back when I try hard carried teams to victory. Now if a MP game can't be esports, they just don't fool with making them.
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Strider Hiryu in This has got to be Destiny's last run. Twice expecting people to pay for a Y2 overhau   
    It saddens me that Bungie thinks they can get away with this shit. I mean the expansion looks good (Bladedance making a comeback?) but honestly it's not worth the price tag (especially considering I would need to drop money to get get Curse and Warmind just to play it) or the disappointment tied to it once it's apparent they'll only deliver on half the promises they made. It's baffling how people still give this company money (and how many still praise how great D2 is, even after all the bullshit they've pulled).
    Honestly as long as BFV is half of what they're talking about I'll be happy (even if it's only 5 maps but I doubt it, DICE has never really screwed us that badly. Their bosses on the other hand are another story). I won't hold my breath for The Division 2. Outside of R6S Ubisoft has done nothing to make me think it'll be any better than The Division (a game that still hasn't had any story progression beyond how it ended). True the game is in a better place but how long did it take? Are you really ready to invest money into a game that will probably have the same start as the first one? I'm not and unless I'm impressed by what I see once it releases I probably won't (don't get me wrong, I liked The Division for what it was. The story was good and the game play was solid but it just got so tedious without a group to play with. Plus after a while the grind for better gear got boring and wasn't as rewarding as it is in other games (I don't mind grinding gear but I hate grinding when the chances are slim to none that I'll get anything good (I mean come on I still play FFXIV, a game designed to be a grind and I fucking love it because I always feel like I'm working for something tangible))).
    Anthem is BioWare's swan song. It better be good because if it isn't we might not see BioWare for much longer. I really hope it's everything they promise it to be but I'm tempering my expectations. I refuse to get hyped by all the youtubers making video's about it or to get hyped in general. I want tangible proof this game is worth my money and that won't come until we get game play footage and actual news worth getting hyped about. Gaming is leaving nothing but a bad taste in my mouth as of late and games as good as Detroit are becoming few and far between (which as a lovely surprise by how good the game actually was). I have only one game this year I've been looking forward to and that's Ace Combat 7 because those games are the only ones I get hyped for (I've never been disappointed by the main Ace series (numbered titles, Assault Horizon was thankfully not a main series staple because you and I both know how much that game sucked)). I just wish we'd get more information on it.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in The housing market is crap around here for what we can afford. I really really want t   
    That seems to be the way it is. You either get privacy or internet. I think I even had a friend that offered to pay for the cables to be ran to his house because it was one of those awkward situations where the street across from him had good internet but his street didn't. They still turned him down. Its pretty amazing how terrible our internet structure still is. And with city codes and what not I bet it's too much of a hassle to go through the process to run cables to a single house just to give someone access to your service.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Sledgstone in The housing market is crap around here for what we can afford. I really really want t   
    The housing market is never good at a convenience. Back in 2012 my parents tried to sell their house, it sat on the market for over a year with hardly any interest. At this point housing was pretty cheap, cheapest in years according to my mom. She kept pressuring me to buy a house but I just couldn't afford it. Now the housing market is booming and I know I couldn't afford one right now until I get moved up more in my new job. 
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    DeathscytheX reacted to Sledgstone in I must have started watching Fairy Tail like 4 or 5 years ago. I always got held up b   
    Wait until you see all the ass pulls in the last arc of this series. At one point I thought the manga was going to go full hentai. I hope the guy does make a sequel tho. I read this manga for 10 years and even tho it fell apart in the end, I miss it.
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    DeathscytheX got a reaction from Strider Hiryu in 3 episodes into Stiens:Gate 0, and it's a feels trip. I liked the first one, but I wo   
    It's kinda hard not to notice the first time Mayuri shows up. I'm like "wait what?" XD. It's an obvious difference. 
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