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#1 Posted by llamaegg (245 posts) -

@joetom said:

Neuromancer and Snow Crash are both mandatory reads if you're at all interested in Cyberpunk.

Edit: Oh, I didn't read you post properly. When you finish those, I've heard Diamond Age is also very good.

I just picked up Snow Crash not too long ago after getting recommended it, I've heard good things but dear god does the description of the book sound terrible!

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#2 Posted by llamaegg (245 posts) -

Man, that trailer just screams hipe. It oozes so much freaking style. Hopefully they don't take too long to localize it, I really, really need to get my grubby hands on it this year, I honestly can't think of any other game I'm more excited for.

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#3 Posted by llamaegg (245 posts) -

I'm always happy for this thread, helps direct me to the stuff I probably missed.

@paulmako: One of my favorite songs of theirs!

2016 has begun! As was to be expected, however, the new music is trickling out pretty slowly thus far--only one of my songs this week is from this year. As such, I had to go back to a few songs from the end of 2015 that I didn't get around to posting. Still, each of them is unique and interesting: perfect for this thread! I hope you enjoy them.

Afterglow - FAKY (NON YT LINK!)

This song may start a bit slow, but it quickly launches into a dirty synth line that I loved immediately. After the first verse, the vocals take on a newly distorted/autotuned sound, giving them a haunting tone that fits greatly with the composition. Sadly, the chorus is a bit more plain and predictable, hurting what is otherwise a very memorable track. I also really enjoy the music video. It's set entirely in first-person from the perspective of a fan of the actual group performing the track, giving a rather uncomfortable look at intense fandom. Definitely worth a watch for the video alone.

Open Up My Heart - The Winking Owl

Everything from the style to the composition of this group/song seems imitative of early-to-mid 2000s pop rock in the US. Initially, the only things betraying the "true nature" of this group are the clearly Asian members and the slight electropop tinge to the opening bits. Once it settles into the meat of the song, however, it's almost indistinguishable in style and tone from a Paramore track. The vocalist even manages to sound quite similar to Hayley Williams (singer of Paramore) at times. It's a very different sound for a Japanese group--likely why it stood out to me in the first place.

PoW! - FEMM

I was very happy that the first notable song of 2016 was a new FEMM track! They were one of my absolute favorite breakout hits of 2014, and I had been eagerly awaiting their return. While this track is one of only two coming in a new rerelease album from the group in February, I'm sure it signals a flood of new videos for me to obsess over later this year. PoW! definitely isn't FEMM's best track--in fact, parts of it might even be among the worst. The usual punch and flow of the verses is gone: plain and paced in a way that I just can't enjoy, especially the incredibly offputting vocalization bits. The chorus (and later breakdown section) make up for this somewhat, enough so that I can enjoy listening to the song, but I can't help hoping that the next song is better. There's still some great style and composition on display.

Afterglow was dope, like, holy crap how did I miss this dope. Definitely enjoying my romp through Faky's few songs,

PoW on the other hand, oof, not really sure how I feel about it. It feels, safe? Like, it's not bad, but it's definitely nothing special, that's to be sure. Saying that though, watching those latex dresses bounce was oddly mesmerizing, so that's something.

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#4 Posted by llamaegg (245 posts) -

Was 100% planning to buy one, but with the Canadian dollar being so junk at the moment I just can't justify it. I think unless the dollar bounces back we're looking at a next year purchase, after I buy my first house.

Damn being an adult.

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#5 Posted by llamaegg (245 posts) -

@llamaegg said:
@hunkulese said:

@llamaegg: How do you overclock a monitor?

Some Korean boards didn't have a lock on them, so while they where rated for 60hz, with drivers you could overclock them to 120hz. It's one of the reasons the Korean Monitors where so big for a short while before the price hike, you're paying sub $300 for a 1440p IPS that could be run at 120hz, it was actually the same display Apple was using on their 27'' iMac's at the time.

Like I said, personally I think my Catleap is a fantastic display, especially for the price, and the only display I'm interested in replacing it with is currently the ASUS Rog Swift, which is a $1,000+ display.

How are they now? Not sure, haven't kept up with market, I imagine the quality is probably the same, I can only really tell you my experience with what I have.

What? I bought mine, brand new for $899

Canadian here. Bad dollar equal poor prices for tech. You're looking at the 140hz model being roughly a grand, and the 165hz version being about $1,200, give or take. I should have also mention I was thinking about the 165hz model, still dumb expensive regardless, especially considering to what I paid to run right now.

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#6 Posted by llamaegg (245 posts) -

@llamaegg: How do you overclock a monitor?

Some Korean boards didn't have a lock on them, so while they where rated for 60hz, with drivers you could overclock them to 120hz. It's one of the reasons the Korean Monitors where so big for a short while before the price hike, you're paying sub $300 for a 1440p IPS that could be run at 120hz, it was actually the same display Apple was using on their 27'' iMac's at the time.

Like I said, personally I think my Catleap is a fantastic display, especially for the price, and the only display I'm interested in replacing it with is currently the ASUS Rog Swift, which is a $1,000+ display.

How are they now? Not sure, haven't kept up with market, I imagine the quality is probably the same, I can only really tell you my experience with what I have.

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#7 Posted by llamaegg (245 posts) -

I'm still using mine from when they first started getting notice (and where still being special group ordered), 2560x1440, overclockable, IPS and cheap. I'm not sure how they compare to current offerings, but I'll probably only replace when I finally can afford a g-sync 140hz monitor, I've had no real issues that come to mind.

Totally believe mine was worth the cash I tossed down.

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#8 Edited by llamaegg (245 posts) -

So found out this janky ass tip last night.

When you're crafting things the system will automatically break down items to build the thing you want, problem is though if the item it's breaking down has multiple uses (gold Pocket watch is a good example, chances are you won't use the gold), you will actually lose the un-used resources. The only way it seems to get 100% out of your junk is to go into a settlement, throw all the junk on the ground and begin mass scrapping.

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#9 Edited by llamaegg (245 posts) -

Use to, but found out I'm bad with the rent-and-send-back system of gaming. It's actually pretty well done, and customer service is (was?) pretty rad, plus they have the ability to buy games you rent. (that get cheaper the longer you rent it), isn't available for every game, but they're pretty good about it.

At one point I rented valkyria chronicles 2 for longer than I had any right for, and it wasn't available to buy, so contacted customer service and they just let me have the game for free because I rented it at so long.

I've had zero problems with them, and my buddy has used them for year.

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#10 Posted by llamaegg (245 posts) -

My copy doesn't come in till tomorrow, so not sure of the quality of the new game, but jump into any of them. The more features you get (new things introduced throughout the games), but like someone before me said, at best you miss out on some jokes if they hint at previous games, nothing major.

They're super cool games though, a lot of systems in place, and it get's pretty insane!