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BigTime2Play

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In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

20 August 2018 - 03:38 AM

That whole myth is a vast oversimplification of history. The Klan didn't arise from the Democratic Party, but the Klan and similar organizations were designed to bolster support for Democrats and keep Republicans out of office, generally by keeping blacks from voting. It wasn't until the civil rights movement took off properly that the racist elements in this country started to shift from Democrat to Republican, finding the GOP's "big tent" to be more accommodating to their views. As Blade stated, the reality is that times have changed and just because some Republicans may not be comfortable with the fact that their party is home to (and their president is suspiciously welcoming to) white nationalist elements, it doesn't mean that they can simply ignore the facts on the ground by sticking their fingers in their ears and saying, "Yeah, well, you were racist first!"

There's a pretty good article about all of this here.

Well on point! To add it’s pretty much about divide and conquer - rather divide to sustain and maintain power. The elite used race to divide, stamping “whiteness” as an identity value to give hope to poor whites as they competed for jobs against free blacks. From this came a propaganda to dehumanize blacks as seen from the infamous film Birth of a Nation which eventually lead to Jim Crow Laws (might have happened during the same time or shortly before) etc.

Shortly after the civil rights movement (maybe during) one of the leaders who tried to lift the veil and unite poor people regardless of race was Fred Hampton whom was, one of the leaders of the Black Panther Party in Chicago. He even said in one of his speeches, “Black power to Black People. White Power to White People...” He was assassinated by CPD whole sleeping in his home. I think he was only 21.

Anyways....whose excited to hear more about those new cards tomorrow huh? [emoji1]

In Topic: Newegg - Mad Catz SFV TES+ $80 / Qanba Drone $46 / 50% Promo Code

18 August 2018 - 03:31 PM

Damn good deal but I want the te2. Tes is ugly as sin.


I’ve had both and while the TE2 is slightly easier to customize, the TES is a sturdier and better built like the ones before it.


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In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

08 July 2018 - 04:04 AM

Hello good people! Long time no update. First my Steam Summer Sale haul - I purchased a $30 Steam GC from BBY with some reward certificates:

Tomb Raider: Legend
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Portal 2
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Bayonetta
Max Payne 3
Vanquish
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition
Alpha Protocol
Resident Evil: Revelations Complete Pack

Got this from the MS store from Bing reward points:
Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition

PC is officially my platform of choice and it’s bitter sweet - I have a ton of digital titles I already payed for on both Xbox One and PS4 like Dragon Age Inquisition, The Evil Within, just to name a couple but I’m SO tempted to repurchase them on PC. I’ve already double/triple dipped on a few - DMC, Resident Evil 4, Wolfenstein 2, The Witcher 3 GOTY Edition.

Speaking of the Witcher, since my last post, I have completed The Witcher 2 twice - both paths and now I’m starting on The Witcher 3. Now here’s the strange part - I’m still not as “optimization” savvy as I want to be when it comes to playing games on the PC. I spent a lot of time searching for recommended settings for my GTX 1080 to run at 4K close to 60FPS. I downloaded the GeForce Experience and the optimization settings were not as pleasing as I would like - it turned on some ultra settings and Hair Works as well as a few other FPS killers bringing the game to run between 40 and 45 FPS. I turned off Hair Works, set Ambient Occlusion to SSAO from HBAO+ and turn most other settings down from Ultra to Medium. With these settings. I’m running the game at 4K 50 - 55 FPS and it looks and runs great!

I also tried 1080p and ultra settings which runs the game at 60 FPS but to come from 4K to 1080p - the game, even though it runs smooth, looks less crisp and clean. I tried it at 1440p but the picture is out of proportion - I’m assuming that Samsung’s KS8000s can’t display that resolution?

Anyways, I’m having a blast and as always, thanks you guys for guiding me towards a better way to play! [emoji41]


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In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

21 May 2018 - 03:26 AM

I don't think you would come off any worse than anyone else if you had posted there. That said, I tend to buy games on whatever platform that they are the cheapest. My PC is probably considered low end at this point, but it runs most of the indies that I would want to play. I don't really care about AAA games much at this point. Between Humble Bundle, Steam sales, and the occasional free game drop, I have plenty to play on PC. But I'd be lying if I said I don't stroll into GameStop every now and again for their buy 4 used games for $10 sales to beef up my 360 and PS3 physical collections or do my Bing searches each morning before I leave the house so I can get free Xbox Live credit to buy games for free for my Xbox One. I guess in my mind, I think everyone on CAG owns multiple platforms including a gaming PC. Is that the case, or no?

I’m sure that most own multiple platforms and I also think that everyone’s gaming experience and gaming life is unique. In the case of Best Buy’s Gamer’s Club Unlocked - I remember how stuck I was on it - like it was the best thing ever for the time especially since I was a console only gamer - like I would peep in this thread and other PC gaming deal threads and was taken aback by how cheap PC games were in comparison to console games and as a result, GCU was that justification for not getting a PC and sticking with consoles.

Now, I feel like I don’t have to do so much work to actually find good deals for games, I don’t have to run around flipping used games for credit just to get consoles and games for cheap. I don’t have to price match, argue with employees about their policies when I’m trying to stack coupons, etc. My whole gaming life has been care free since I purchased a PC.

Don’t get me wrong, I still have a PS4 Pro because I love their exclusives but discontinuing GCU does not effect me either way because I would rather have those games digital than physical.

In Topic: Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

20 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

I feel like chiming in on the Best Buy GCU discontinuation panic thread - saying something like “HEY I used to be like you all but I have finally seen the light and purchased a PC where the games are so cheap and run and play 10 times better than console! Yes most, if not all game deals are digital which means you cannot resale or trade them in but SO WHAT it’s still way more cost effective than buying physical and trading in!” But I’m afraid I may disrupt their grief and sound like a straight up PC elitist bastard.


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