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Rap/Hip-Hop. The mid 2000's were rough but as I finished high school and went to college, there was peak Kanye, peak Lil Wayne, then the new internet dudes with Kid Cudi, Drake, J. Cole, Wale, Big Sean, Wiz, then as I finished college it was Kendrick, A$AP, Action Bronson, Odd Future, Chance, there was so much new and different talent. I've def fallen off these past few years but from like 07-2016 I was such a hip-hop head.

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Ever since learning about x2 speed in like 2015 there's been no going back. Everything from youtube to podcasts to audiobooks. Spotify does goes up to 3.5x which is just a touch beyond my ability to comprehend.

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I've been getting every friend and co-worker I can to start the Luna series. Billed as Space Game of Thrones, it deals with multi-generations of families vying for power and resources on the moon. Dense as hell, loads of characters you love and hate, I've really enjoyed the first two books of the trilogy. The first book, Luna: New Moon, is a slow build but pops off towards the end.

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#4  Edited By KevinWalsh

Hello headphone enthusiast,

a few days ago I asked about gaming monitors and now I find myself down another dark rabbit hole with gaming headsets. I have done A LOT of research and I found something that makes me want to re-evaluate which headset to get. I just discovered this wireless mic (https://www.amazon.com/Antlion-Audio-Attachable-Microphone-Headphones/dp/B07KQF165L) that attaches to any headset. I've watched some reviews, and despite being a little pricey, I'm in to get this to games with friends.

I know next to nothing about headphones for pc gaming so bear with my bad question; do a good pair of wireless headphones (not made specifically for gaming) hit all the surround sounds and features many gaming headsets tout? Should I invest in a pair of Bose or Sony WH-1000XM3 (#1 on every 2019 wireless headphones list)? What headphones are people using that they like? Throwing on a quality mic (gaming headset mics sound awful) on any headset is cool, I just have 0 clue if a top of line headset, not made for gaming, will be good for gaming. I'd prefer to go wireless with everything but if you have any input or help it is appreciated.

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Hey all,

I'm starting to build a PC for the first time in a decade. I'm looking to go higher end with my build (my gpu is going to be a 2080 Super) and am starting to look at monitors. I've been doing some research on pc part picker and new egg and some must haves are:

-G-Sync

-Curved

-ultrawide (21:9)

I found this alienware monitor (see below) that seems to hit all the key things I'm looking for plus it has a higher refresh rate (144Hz overclocked to 160). I guess my the only thing holding me back from pulling the trigger is should I prioritize refresh rate over resolution? The resolution for the linked monitor is 2560x1080. There's a near identical alienware monitor with higher resolution but lower refresh rate (100Hz overclocked to 120). What should I prioritize? Does overclocking do any long lasting damage to a monitor? Is the difference between 100 and 144Hz that noticeable? Is there a monitor you like a lot? I've looked at some threads else where about the topic, just wanted to see if the GB community had any input. Thanks

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Alienware-Monitor-LED-lit-AW3418HW/dp/B0787KPCSP

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#6  Edited By KevinWalsh

I like the feel of it a lot. I agree with Brad, on the bombcast he talked about X being not a snappy as 9 (which this feels just like) so I'm right at home with 11. I like the slower pace of things, def not missing the run button from X. As for useful moves or finding a good use of character, I would suggest checking out folks on youtube. People like HoneyBee, shujinkydink, ahmz1404, they all do really really good breakdowns on individual characters. Shujinkydink finally described to me frame data in a way where I actually understand it and now I'm looking at start up moves in ways I never had before. Really really good stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UjoTRArdlc

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So I just watched the Netherrealm Studios stream addressing some of the main issues people are having with the game since its release. The main two problems seem to be the super difficult towers of time and the krypt. I haven't messed with the towers that much, it sounds like the rewards of going through them needs to be tweaked a lot. My main issue so far is MAN THAT KRYPT IS BAD.

They are giving 500,000 Koins (that's like 50-70 chests), 500 Hearts (2 heart chests), 1000 Souls (10 soul chests) and 1000 Time Crystals to all players. You get 1 heart for a fatality, so do they really expect a player to do 20,000+ fatalities to unlock all those chests? This all feels like a band aid to a problem. I agree with Jeff, everything about the Krypt is cool except the part of getting stuff from chests, its so bogged down with extra nonsense. I don't see how they fix this, the current solution seems to be just throw currencies at its players to stop complaing. I've never played a Destiny or a Shadow of War which I vaguely remember having similar issues. Does this problem get tweaked out over time? Or am I just stuck grinding for souls and fatalities as a part time job for the next 4 years? Time will tell, but I'm not super hopeful. [PS the game part of mortal kombat 11 is great, just a bummer its going to be impossibly long to unlock the cool customizable stuff].

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I played a bunch of Borderlands 1 and 2 and really enjoyed my time with them but this looks like more of the same. The gameplay loop of those games was great but nothing about this makes it seem like they couldn't make borderlands 3 on a PS3 or 360.......maybe something more grand will be shown later but this trailer bummed me out with how uninspired it all felt (besides when that lady went multi armed, that looked rad).

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@bisonhero: MK9 base game was 28 characters (everyone from MK1-MK3 + Quan-Chi), 4 DLC characters and Kratos for PS3 so 33 total. From this leak MK11 is looking to be 28 base + 6 confirmed DLC + maybe a second character pack so they're comparable.

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#10  Edited By KevinWalsh

It seems the full roster of the new game has leaked. While there are many staples, 5 of the 8 new characters introduced in X are returning (Jacqui, D'Vorah, Cassie, Kotal Khan & Erron Black) more than I thought would return. There are two new characters: Cetrion and the Kollector. Cetrion is supposed to be a plant based character while the Kollector looks like something from Avatar. Besides this character select screen there are a few character customization screens showing off a MK1 style Kano, Kotal Khan, a young non undead Liu Kang as well as fan favorite Noob Saibot. Finally there was a roster list that was making the rounds last week that nailed all of these characters as well as 3 more including Shinnok (who will find a way to reattach his head I guess) and Mileena and Shang Tsung who are unlockables (probably after beating the story mode like MK9 and X). I'm a big Johnny Cage fan and I like what I've seen oh him so far. Kung Lao is another main so I'm glad he's here but there are a lot of characters people want like Smoke or Sindel or Fujin that are MIA (dlc maybe?). Just wondering how people are feeling about this potentially/probably final roster.

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