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  1. VR Gaming

    Does anyone here play VR? I bought a PSVR on a whim, and its blown me away. To the extent I'm buying in the next 2 months: 1. PS4 Pro 2. Oculus Rift 3. GTX 2080 to power the rift Its just so god damn incredible. I played superhot today and one part of the game involves walking off the edge of a building. I was FUCKING TERRIFIED. My parents have tried it too and LOVED it which was surprising. Any thoughts or VR experiences? If anyone here hasn't check it out and has a PS4, give it a chance! Its immersion is on a different level.
  2. VR Gaming

    also have u played robo recall or superhot yet
  3. VR Gaming

    you're in the minority thinking the vive wands are better than the touch controllers. the touch are sooo much better IMO. especially for skyrim vr. the viverequires the DAS to be comfortable IMO.
  4. VR Gaming

    If this comes from a place of hate for FB but love for HTC/Valve I also don't get it from a VR gaming perspective. Sure Oculus fractured the VR space with an exclusive games market. But they're the only VR-player in town apart from Sony, willing to pump money into exclusive VR software titles. I value that far more than someone who just overprices their tech and releases it (HTC) or devotes NOTHING to VR other than a shoddy SteamVR platform [Steam], profiting crazy money from their online store whilst promising VR games which still haven't arrived [along with Half Life 3].
  5. VR Gaming

    The rift is better than the vive. idk where this htc fanboyism comes from. Rift and vive headsets trade blows, one is more clear (rift), one has marginally better fov (vive). one has less sde (rift), one has brighter peak colours (vive). Software wise the Rift is miles ahead. Rift's implimentation of ASW is also a generation ahead of Vives [which SteamVr have JUST released]. I can play Skyrim on my Rift capped at 45FPS and its honestly smooth and extremely playable. On Oculus native titles, I honestly can't tell the difference between ASW on and off. Vive on the other hand cannot do this. This simply means modding Skyrim with custom ENBs and 4k texture mods is limited, you need to pick one or the other unless you have dual 2080tis. Controllers wise, Rift are also one generation ahead. The Steam knuckles STILL haven't released. Tracking wise, the Vive is better in large spaces than a three sensor Oculus setup. By large play spaces, I mean LARGE. The lightbox 2.0s range are nuts. Anyway, in a normal setup, they're basically the same with the Rift actually having slightly more stable VR hands. Then add in Software you get including one of the best VR games ever in Robo Recall and exclusive native access to the Oculus Store which has the BEST VR exclusives (excluding Revive which is a hack). Its really a no-brainer. I'm quite well versed in VR now. Main advantages of a Vive -Superior tracking in large spaces -Upgrade path to the Pimax 5k The issue I have with having faith in the HTC/Vive ecosystem is they GROSSLY overprice their products. The HTC Vive Pro's price tag is a travesty.
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Lets do this guys. hit me up with a time/day one of u are free to do some 1o1. im a bit out of the loop on internet shit but how would we chat to eachother? i feel like there should be a smash discord/irc chatroom where u can setup games privately like that if its not already done
  7. Investments

    Any recommendations for good investments if you have the money? I have some cash lying around, not sure what to invest it in. My suggestions are: 1. Property 2. Nintendo stocks pre pokemon-switch big announcement 3. Nvidia stocks just cos they are have a monopoly on graphics cards or if you are slightly more into risk 4. Crypto 1k each in a couple of lowkey coins and see what happens I have some cash which is just not being used and I think I'd like to use it. I'd most like to buy some property but that involves some loop holes which will make it difficult because I work for an agency and therefore self employed. i.e. they will probably ask me for double the deposit rather than the usual which just makes me feel like its waste of potential cash to invest. I'm asking cos I know there are people WAY smarter than me who would have used the cash I have now and probably tripled it at a minimum.
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Ahh nice! I have 6 hours so far. I'm trying to keep this as a pickup and play game whilst travelling and concentrate on completing Witcher 3 before KH3 comes out.
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    my friend code is SW-6624-7338-5402 add me, we can do some 1 on 1. im still sucking. cant find someone to main/master. ppl are hyping pikachu but i still find him a bit flimsy. link is decent this year. his throw range nerfed but his bombs, arrows and boomerangs can be a pain in the ass.
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    how do u know how many hours u have logged on a game?
  11. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    im hoping this is a sign p5 hits switch cos i dont think i can do anothet JRPG in my living room given I'd rather play VR games or one of the many big games i still havent played (god/witcher 3/horizon)
  12. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    yo guys lets get a smash group going. whats ur nintendo IDs? i bought this today. i was deliberating over pirating and hacking my switch but fuck it, online on this is incredibly, fun. lets set up some matches / nights to play
  13. being an adult sucks

    anyone encountered this yet? im 28. i 100k+$ in the bank, im in a good job, in decent shape, have a good set of friends but literally i can say my life is moving no where. i am at a stage in my life where i should buy a house, but i dont have a family to put in it which kinda makes me think buying a 3-4 bed house is a bit dumb. a flat has its major cons in regards to investment. ive stagnated in work by locuming (basically agency.. so no career progression but lots of money). I've done it for about 14 months so now its basically just piss easy. no challenge. i want kind of travel but all my friends are busy working their 9-6pm jobs and being stressed and poor; or they have a wife +/- kids. even getting a night out co-ordinated is painful and difficult nowadays in uni there was girl after girl, social circle after social circle, party after party and constantly moving and posing goals, trying to make money. i feel like its the total opposite now... its a life of complacency but also little time because i have to go through the motions (work/gym). i feel like a solution is just to find a girl who i click with... but thats difficult and i feel like the criteria i have doesnt really exist (cute/hot/into fitness/rich + high earning potential / .... likes anime... ok nvm that one] another is to potentially travel and try and find myself or some bullshit like that. any thoughts? has anyone else experienced shit like this?
  14. ok im drunk so basically my best friend is married and has a child. he knocked up his wife like 5 years ago accident, kept child, wifed it. kid is really beautiful and really nice. me and him work together. are VERY close, he phones me and i phone him all the time. we click on every level... humour, anime, gym. i genuinely want to see him better himself in life and progress. if i can find a quick scheme to earn £10k or something.. i will tell him. hes a brother to me. he moved to a new country to work at a job i basically got him. he went from earning £40k/yr to £100k with more family time and holidays thanks to me, when I could have easily told him nothing. im a bit of a playboy. ultra confident, never met them before. dated lots of beautiful women. sadly by mistake have sent him some nudes of them and the off few rude messages. she has a shit impression of me as shes seen a few of these. hes recently started going out with me to bars on the weekend, been introduced to my friends when before he had ZERO social life. she doesnt. he doesnt want to invite her. for the first time i met her and the kid. loved the kid, tried to crack a joke or two with her but she was rly quiet. anyway told my mate his kid is beautiful and wife is nice but quiet. turns out she bitched about me. tried to make jokes about my physically (god knows why, im 10% bodyfat, ripped and muscular, have fucking modelled and honestly just 10x more attractive than any guy she has got with imo). even called me lord farquad (prince from shrek) or something (despite me being above average height [hes 6'0 lol], ripped, muscular, but w/e). Anyway, I've kind of come to terms with the fact that she hates me. I can't really be bothered to try and fight this. Hes one of my longest and best friends but i dont know where to go from here. I've held my tongue with him about her. The truth is she looks fucking 40, shes overweight, shes someone I would not even have a one night stand with, she has no career prospects, shes not even a professional and without my friend she'd be on benefits or in some low-class job/state of living. thats the simple truth. i have mentioned none of this to him because i respect him, i am the god father to his child so disrespecting her by saying this openly would be mad.. The fact she has GONE out of her way to try and nitpick to me to find ANYTHING wrong to me screams someone trying to assassinate my character. anyway we had a small chat about this and he seemed a bit peeved about how she was acting. he said he'd side with me as this whole shit screams red flags. i said no, you side with whatever is best for ur child which is NOT me but siding with her. he said no, no matter what he will side with me because shes the one being a cunt. i reiterated i will stop talking to him if shit ever got that remotely serious because his child matters the most. so... im kinda in a catch 22 situation. has anyone been in a similar situation? on one hand, hes my best friend, hes like a brother to me. on the other hand, i cant be fucking bothered dealing with trash bullshit like this. i've worked hard to get where i am, to look like what i do and to do what i do. sure these fat fucks think a six pack comes naturally to me but it doesn't.. it was months and months of dieting and hard work. even now i come home at fucking 8PM from the work +gym. similarly money I work LONG hours and take A LOT Of responsbility to earn the money I do! the last thing i need in my life is a hater trying to put me down, especially one placed so awkwardly that me smacking her back to earth will result in me looking like an evil cunt. im either being the bigger person forever (which i cant be fucking bothered to be)... or just telling her to fuck off. i feel like i have 3 options 1. talk to him, and chat to her and resolve everything - given how much of a cunt shes been from one meeting, i dont feel like i can do this, it just seems like its making a mountain out of a mole hill and will result in nothing 2. continue to be friends with him - let him deal with the strain on his relationship; i feel like this is unfair on him and ultimately very poisonous 3. slowly break contact with him, distance myself from him i feel like option 3 is probably the saddest but probably smartest. i honestly thought and think we'll be friends forever, like brothers, but this woman seems poisonous. she seems out to get me and i'll be honest, i can't deal with poisonous people at this point in time. a few years ago i'd relish the challenge and drama but im too old now... work is stressful enough, im trying to find someone i love and connect with and having any negative energy in my life just seems so ... unnecccesary. im trying to feed the poor, be a better person, do more charity work along with being a doctor... and this seems to be a big ball of negativity which i feel wont shift. its annoying because my other best friend has a girlfriend who also knows what im like. she on the otherhand admits im a playboy, bit of a dick, but would fuck me if she was single lol... like its just that refreshing nice honesty of mutual respect.. she understands where i am with my life, understands that im single, doesn't feel totally comfortable with it but still respects me so as i respect her (shes a fellow doctor, beautiful, nice, caring, classy, but a bitch when she drunks... but overall amazing). I support her as she supports me and I can honestly chill with her the whole day without any negative energy. It just seems like a nice flowing friendship. have u guys been in any situations like this? i feel like my friendship with him is sadly doomed to just become shit and ultimately deteriorate. right now we are like JD and turk from scrubs which is sad for how close we are. i just feel like its better i move on with my life, he moves on with his because i can honestly see him having a lot of friction and arguments with her over this. also im quite a fair person. i am nice, respectful and try to do best by people. if they asked me tommorow for £20,000 or something, i would give it them. im that kind of person with people i love/respect, but given how much of a cunt she is, i feel like i should just eject and put that energy and commitment into people that i can mutually respect more. i know this is a massive TLDR but its such a tough situation. i have someone i could literally verbally break down and make feel like utter shit, but i'd never do it because its wrong and to top it off, its someone my best friend loves and is the mother of his child (my god child). at the same time, just because i have a fucking sick life on the outside (money/gym/work/girls) doesn't mean i don't take offence or feel these hateful comments on the inside. Honestly, as confident as I am.. yes it still is fucking annoying given I dont ask for others opinions when they hate on me. i honestly feel like telling him to take me off being god father as its to hard to be a god father to a child whom the mother hates you, and to slowly cut off contact with him so that him and his wife can at least try to build a stronger relationship. is that a bit extreme? _________ in school or uni, this shit is so simple to fix. but with kids and wives and all that involved... combined with age profiles and ppls aspirations, i just feel like these issues are impossible to solve and its easier to just say move on.
  15. being an adult sucks

    im surprised it didnt go viral someone could have literally posted their grandma died and i would have somehow tried to twist the situation into a solution of "go to a club" fuck i used to love clubs
  16. yea ur right.. just keep the friendship, avoid the bitch. altho i still think im gonna pull him up for the state of his wife if he keeps having digs at EVERY girl in the world.
  17. sadly i think this is the best solution. basically just worry about number one. i reflected on this in the morning and basically my general conclusion is: its not my wife, its not my kid, its not my family. therefore i shouldn't have ANY mental drain or negativity from this so yea im just going to do what you've basically said. it just feels really annoying being the consistent good guy when someone else is being a massive cunt. sadly i think i am very close to telling him that she looks like the female shrek, that even with weight lost shes a solid 6/10 max and i would not fuck her on a night out and would never date her. im not sure if this is too far or not. my friend is VERY honest, and very happy to always give his opinion on ANY girl someone dates or any girl he sees on the street, being extremely hyper-critical, so i feel like when soemone is THAT honest with other people, they invite honesty.
  18. being an adult sucks

    im trying to find a friend to go to a comic con with me this weekend but he wants to bring his kid.
  19. being an adult sucks

    tried it tonight. met about 8 dumb chicks who all would be happy to ride my dick but couldn't maintain a fulfilling meaningful conversation.
  20. What games are you currently playing?

    Playing Witcher 3. Its sick. Planning to play: 1. Batman Arkham VR 2. Lone Echo VR before the end of the next 2 weeks. I'm tempted to buy Divinity Origin Sin 2 on steam halloween sale but i'll probably holdfire as my backlog is huge and im 33 hours into witcher 3 and only level 10.
  21. RAM ADVICE please

    Okay guys so this is my build: 8086k RTX 2080 ASUS ROG STRIX Intel Z390-E Noctua DH14S cooler now RAM wise I bought 16GB DDR4 Trident 3200mhz CL14 RAM. I want to: 1. Game at 4k 2. VR game 3. Edit 4k content Now the editing 4k-video thing has made me question whether I should trade in the 16GB Trident RAM for 32GB RAM or not. Can someone help advise me? I'm using Amazon.co.uk to buy. I want to keep RAM under £300. I can't find any CL14-32GB-3200mhz RAM for <400 and I'm not paying that. Therefore, shall I go for 32GB of RAM given the chance I might do some 4k editting or keep the perfect speed/latency RAM instead? PLEASE help as I want to uild my PC but I don't want to install that RAM if I'll need to replace it as the cooler I bought it quite bit and will be a pain to get in and out. OR Shall I stick with my 16GB RAM and just take the £80-100 hit on a second set of RAM if I need it. My calculations are for £300, I can get 32GB of RAM CL16 3200mhz. Or I can just use my £180 worth of RAM C14 perfect RAM and if I need more, buy a second set for £200. Hi, Do I get Corsair 32GB C16 3200mhz RAM Samsung B-Die https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMK32GX4M4B3200C16-Vengeance-Performance-Desktop/dp/B017NW5RW8 or Trident 16GB C14 3200mhz RAM Samsung https://www.amazon.co.uk/G-SKILL-F4-3200C14D-16GTZ-Trident-DDR4-Memory/dp/B01ACODPHI/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1540506732&sr=1-1&keywords=Trident+RAM+C14 My build is: 8086k + Noctua D15S cooler RTX 2080 ASUS ROG STRIX Intel Z390-E My uses are: VR Gaming 4k Gaming 4k video editting + photoshop (light work, approximately 1-5 minute clips at most) using Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Lightroom.
  22. RAM ADVICE please

    ya 1TB samsung evo ssd
  23. Video Game club

    I'm thinking of starting this for movies too but wanted to put the feelers out. Who is game for starting a video-game club? Say 1x game per month, a set of us all play and talk shit about. It can be a new game or old game you've already played [altho obviously we'd mind spoilers] and I think its be pretty awesome. I want to do this too for Films/Anime/TV eventually. I feel Films would be the simplest, anime wouldn't be too difficult because its very bingey, TV might be harder. However I think video-games are actually far more rewarding and personal compared to a 2 hour film. Like a 2hour film you just critique the shit out of it or like it/love it but a video game can give you so many epic memories and difficulties you've faced. I wish for example I'd played Divinity Original sin alongside someone else because theres literally 83748748748 different ways to go about the game. Similarly with BOTW, so many fucking secrets that I wish I'd shared personally w/people rather than youtube vids.
  24. RAM ADVICE please

    Thanks guys. Final build: 8086k Noctua D15S cooler (man this is so much easier to install and manage than the other big as fuck coolers, 100% CPU usage on prime95, benchmarks at 65 degrees) 32GB RAM (4 channel DDR Samsung B-Die 3200mhz via XMP2 (XMP 1 gave me 2 BSODS)) [I ordered quad channel by mistake, cba to return as my cooler is big AF] Asus ROG mobo (bluetooth + wifi to free up some USB ports) Inanteck USB hub RTX 2080 750w PSU 2x 6TB hard drives Fractal R6 case 1x1TB Samsung evo ssd Oculus Rift w/2x sensors + 2x touch controllers. I can confirm that the Oculus Rift does room scale and really well. Also the Oculus software is miles ahead of Steams which is a buggy and shitter performance. The Oculus SDK seems to just be superior. The controllers are superior. The sweet spot is better. Sadly its a closed system so I'm buying my games on steam, launching through Oculus SDK and preparing to switch if one of the two releases a newer better headset. So far its all going well after 2 BSODs on XMP1 for my RAM. I checked and the XMP1 setting didnt really change much other than timins and voltage, XMP2 seemed to be more appropriate. I'll overclock when I need to although at present I'm 4k/60fps everything except Skyrim modded (which hits around 45-60FPS) but is surprisingly smooth. This is coming from a GTX 670 4670k 8GB DDR3 ram.. so im pretty impressed with the results. If I'd been a bit smarter, I could have probably have done a 2600 AMD with 16GB of RAM and then put the savings into a RTX 2080ti but: a) they're not available in my country b) I cba upgrading next year as VR gaming seems to be fairly CPU dependant despite what ppl say. I'm thinking of going into medical training next year which means I'll be taking a 60% wage cut which means this might be one of the last really luxurious purchases I make for myself [I am eyeing up a drone + full frame 4k camera at christmas if i can earn enough cash tho...). I MIGHT also buy the Pimax if they sort out their software as Oculus seem to be in no rush to release a v2.0 headset and HTC wanna rape us for money.. also Fallout 4 VR is fucking sick
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