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I hope there is something that those psychopaths at r/theblueboxconspiracy can latch onto.

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Mighty car mods.

Darwin on the trail.

Kyle hates hiking

the car passion channel

mostly just cars and hiking these days.

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I get it man. I’ve been thinking about canceling my subscription as well. They finished the features I cared about and I don’t mind fast forward through podcast ads. Frankly the past year has made it hard. I disagree with the crew on a lot of things (and probably most of the people in the community for that matter) but I still like them and I like what they do. So maybe I’ll still fork over the few bucks a month to support them and continue enjoying ad free podcast, even though I’m starting to have a hard time listening to all of them.

And I get why you would make a post like this. GB was once a very big part of my life. Hell i cried when Ryan died more than I cried when some family has died. It’s been a strange thing to not care about it as much anymore.

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They aren’t targeting gamers they are targeting 18-26 year olds. Same reason why you see advertising in sports. It’s just ads. And frankly it’s a lot less gross than getting advertising for a university or something. It’s a step towards a career. In many cases a very fruitful one. That gives young people the opportunity to build a better life. And this ad is for the National guard. So they will have a more direct involvement in their communities.

God damn it. I have been struggling with being part of giant Bomb lately. I used to love it here, but lately this community is getting unbearable. you people are the types that think you are so much smarter than everyone else. Well you aren’t. “Oh my stars! THE PROPAGANDA!” fuck off. It’s advertising. They have the right to advertise. People that want to join will join those that don’t won’t. You think you are superior to everyone. “Oh I’m too smart to fall for the ads but the poor Imbeciles that are below me! “ Fuck man. This is no different than getting fucking McDonald’s advertising. Actually, I’d say it’s better. More people die of heart disease and obesity every year than they do in all branches of the military. It’s actually a lot harder to enlist than most people think.

I think I’m done with this place.

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I don’t know if they put gameplay for suicide squad, but the trailer made me think that these two games are Basically same thing. Four character action game probably with similar mechanics. Only one is going to be zaney

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Phone, keys, wallet, lighter, knife, hand sanitizer, airpods, mask.

Everything but the phone and the mask goes in a slim sports fanny pack that i can keep covered with my shirt so that i dont look like a guy that caries a fanny pack. even though you know, i do. I was carrying a small first aid kit for a while, but it takes up too much space and most places i am at will usually have one on hand so i just keep that in the car or in my backpacking pack.

Also i know its unpopular around these parts, but concealed carry is in the works. Open carry is legal where i live, but that just makes people uncomfortable. I like to be prepared for everything that's why i carry all that stuff.

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@fourthline: I think after reading you post, and then reading the following comments on the post i have come to the conclusion that you dont have a fundamental understanding of what ray tracing actually is. AND THAT IS OKAY. I think the folks pushing this technology have done a pretty poor job of explaining what it actually does. And its hard to just show it because in the years leading up to the development of the tech, game developers, and 3D artists in general have done a pretty decent job of faking it.

To understand how it works, you first have to understand how real light in the actual real world works. Sadly im not smart enough to explain it well here, but essentially light comes from a source in beams or rays. Ray tracing is a real time simulation of the physics of light traveling from a light source and the way it would react with objects such as reflecting or scattering.

in the past lighting effects were done more or less with tricks. think if you were to draw a candle lit room on a piece of paper by hand. you would draw the objects closer to a candle brighter than the objects farther a way. this of course is an overly simplistic explanation of how they do it in games but i hope you get the gist.

Now to answer you question of can your Xbox one X theoretically do ray tracing.

yes and no.

Ray tracing is extremely complicated math and required dedicated processors to run it. which is why Nvidia RTX cards have dedicated RT cores.

that said they have done ray tracing on hardware that doesnt have RT cores, but as far as i have seen it doesnt really work well. think a Nvidia GTX 1080, which still plays most games at ultra 1080p 60+fps would be down to single digit fps on low settings if you turned RT on. At least that is my understanding.

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@regmcfly: I had twin boys almost two years ago. If I could find time I am sure you can too. My suggestion is to give up on multiplayer for a while. and some single player games for that matter. Anything that I couldn't pause was out of the question for quite a while.

Other than that, congrats my dude! Having a baby isn't as hard some some people make it out to be. Not to say it isn't challenging, but Literally everyone before us has done it haha. Best of luck pal.

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Here is the thing that gets on my nerves whenever these labor conditions talks come up. In the United States, (and I know not everyone is in the United states but a lot of the companies I hear about are) all employees have the right to unionize, and it is illegal to fire people for organizing or starting a union. So if game developers want to unionize, they can. People complain about company culture and the powerful elites at the top taking advantage of the people at the bottom. But they can’t force you to work. If they have an issue with crunch it is an issue with the types of people they hire. Game development is hard and it attracts a certain type of person that gives everything to it. If people don’t want to work those types of hours, they shouldn’t. And they don’t have too.

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#10  Edited By mattimus_prime

i don't really know what you are asking for here, but one thing you mention is the lack of Covid references in the last of us 2. why would the last of us mention Covid? for one thing, games take a VERY long time to make, especially this one. Covid has been an issue for like 5 months. They had everything locked in way before Covid 19 was even discovered. Secondly, the first one starts off in what would have been present day, the game came out in what 2013? six years before Covid 19 was even discovered. then, the rest of the game takes place twenty years later, so 2033. Covid 19 never even happened in that world. And hell, even if it did happen, why would anyone in that world even care about a virus with like one percent fatality rate. this is a world that literally bombed major cities to try and squash infection rates. why would they care about a virus that the average age of the people that die of the virus is older than the average age that people die.