Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

kaiju_wars

Member
  • Content Count

    1,798
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Agree
    kaiju_wars reacted to Amias in Broke guy trying to get more into PC's and Gaming   
    Yeah bro. If you're eating raman 3 times a day, stay away from PC gaming. You need to get a job.
     
    When you've got a job, pick up an old used PC for cheap, and get use to the massive pre-2010 catalogue of games for a while. Many of those communities are still alive and thriving.
     
    Then when you've actually got disposable income, start investing more heavily. 
  2. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from wkdpaul in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    I got the vaccine today.  I’m all done, the J&J vaccine is only one shot.  
     
    Glad to get it out of the way.
  3. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from dalekphalm in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    I got the vaccine today.  I’m all done, the J&J vaccine is only one shot.  
     
    Glad to get it out of the way.
  4. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from Benji in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    I got the vaccine today.  I’m all done, the J&J vaccine is only one shot.  
     
    Glad to get it out of the way.
  5. Agree
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in I Argue That Pantera Is/Was An Exercise in "Mindful Anger"   
    Metal is way too broad to call it all depressing.  
    Poison in glam metal (and my first metal band), and I wouldn't call it necessarily depressing.
    Demon Hunter is my favorite band of all time, they're purely metalcore, and while they have some depressing songs, their typical message is about overcoming challenges.
    DragonForce is basically video games.  
    Queensryche is about all kinds of shit depending on the album and what they decide to experiment with that time. 
     
    Doom an black metal is when you get to the real depressing shit, typically, there are exceptions.
  6. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from dalekphalm in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    I'm finally getting the vaccine on Monday.  It's the J&J vaccine, but I'm finally getting it.
  7. Like
    kaiju_wars reacted to Commodus in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    It's still pretty effective! And with J&J, it's one shot — you just have to wait for full protection to kick in.
  8. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from PhantomJaguar77 in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    I'm finally getting the vaccine on Monday.  It's the J&J vaccine, but I'm finally getting it.
  9. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from Benji in COVID-19 - READ THE RULES BEFORE REPLYING   
    I'm finally getting the vaccine on Monday.  It's the J&J vaccine, but I'm finally getting it.
  10. Agree
    kaiju_wars reacted to DeadnightWarrior in I Argue That Pantera Is/Was An Exercise in "Mindful Anger"   
    Let's start from here.
    Disclaimer: I've been listening to all kinds of metal for more than 30 years and still very much enjoy the genre to this day.
     
    True, many artists deal with "anger", no doubts about that.
     
    But "metal" is such a broad, varied and multifaceted genre that it simply can NOT be easily categorized. And this is true for the purely musical side as well as for the lyrical content: you can have lyrics dealing with cars & partying, sword & sorcery, politics, social awareness, wars, psychology, religion, history, classic literature, mythology and folklore. ALL of those themes are "metal" and the music usually reflects them.
     
    European Power Metal and Glam Metal are both very uplifting but they couldn't be more different from each other; Prog Metal is all about instrumental technique and very much influenced by classical music; Folk Metal incorporates traditional instruments such as violins, accordions, bagpipes, banjos, flutes; Epic Metal can set the atmosphere just right for legendary or classic topics. And I could go on for hours.
     
    The main point to me is this: "metal" is not just about guttural voices, 200bpm drumming and pure unadulterated sonic violence. That's but a small part of the metal world.
    Motley Crue and Slayer are both considered "metal" but they are so far apart style wise it's hard to believe they're part of the same, very broad, genre.

    Don't limit yourselves, there's a whole world to discover with metal music and I'm sure there are enough different styles to please just about anyone.
    To those who told me "I don't like metal because it's just noise" (without having heard a single note, mind you) I used to say: "Listen, don't just hear! Then you'll tell me". 😉

     
  11. Agree
    kaiju_wars reacted to Radium_Angel in I Argue That Pantera Is/Was An Exercise in "Mindful Anger"   
    I liked Pantera better when they were glam metal. But having said that, being a monster metalhead, I don't see them (the metal genre as a whole) as "angry" but rather "self-positive"
     
    Case in point: Suicidal Tendencies "Wake Up"
    A snippet of lyrics to illustrate my point
     
    "Why should I wake up in the morning-it be just another wasted day
    Why should I wake up in the morning-don't do nothing right anyway
     
    That was then-not anymore-now I go blasting out the door
    I'm gonna wake up in the morning-I'll prove you wrong I will not fail
    I'm gonna wake up in the morning-I'm gonna blaze a brand new trail
    Might not be smart, but if I'm strong
    I know for sure no one ever will prove me wrong"
     
    The power of believing in yourself. And metal, at least the stuff I listen to, is chock full of that kind of message. Be strong, don't give up. 
  12. Like
    kaiju_wars reacted to Ashley MLP Fangirl in Intel is dropping its overclocking focused warranty   
    intel being terrible to it's own customers? 
     
    YOU DON'T SAY!!1!1!!!
  13. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Went game hunting today.  My physical copy of Va-11 Hall-A on PS4 finally showed up, so now I have a physical copy on all systems that got one.

     
  14. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from Benji in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Went game hunting today.  My physical copy of Va-11 Hall-A on PS4 finally showed up, so now I have a physical copy on all systems that got one.

     
  15. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from sub68 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Went game hunting today.  My physical copy of Va-11 Hall-A on PS4 finally showed up, so now I have a physical copy on all systems that got one.

     
  16. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Went game hunting today.  My physical copy of Va-11 Hall-A on PS4 finally showed up, so now I have a physical copy on all systems that got one.

     
  17. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Your unpopular (non-political, non-offensive) opinions!   
    Honestly I think the most important part of the generation was crossplay.  Microsoft really pushed it and now all three have it in games.  You no longer need to have all three consoles to be able to play with friends unless you just want all three for their exclusives.  All that is important, and I agree with your points.  But I think crossplay was the most important because it basically opened up gaming a lot more, in a way that was needed.  
  18. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from Grumpy Old Man in which video are you watching right now?   
  19. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in What Do You Drive?   
    I drive a 2019 Jeep Renegade.  I know that's a controversial pick.  I like it.  
  20. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from Arika S in Not you too! - Miners looking towards gaming laptops powered by NVIDIA's Ampere GPUs for Ethereum   
    This is honestly part of why I have slowly moved away from PC gaming.  I went through two mining crazes now and it's irritating when I do want to upgrade... well anything.  I'm mostly happy with my setup but I would like to replace my RX 590.  LMAO I can't.
    It struggled with settings I like to play at (for a single player game), in Jedi Fallen Order.

    Now sure, 9th gen consoles are hard to find right now.  But I own a PS4, Xbox One S, and Switch.  I always liked to collect games while my main platform was PC for a few years now.
    But Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury just came out as an example.  I didn't need to upgrade my GPU or CPU for the Switch.  I just walked into Walmart, paid $50, and went home and played it.  (walmart sells new switch games at $50 instead of $60 btw, in store only).
    And with this happening again, yeah.  I see the appeal.  I don't have to worry if my hardware is up to snuff for the latest game.  I just walk into a store and buy it, pop it in the console, and just play.  
     
    Plus as someone mentioned way earlier with electricity used, the environmental impact of miners.  
  21. Agree
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from JLO64 in New rumour suggests the "Super Switch" might be a pretty hefty upgrade afterall   
    Oh the name Wii U was very much part of a much bigger problem with the Wii U.  I was there for it all.  I owned one since the beginning.  I remember that entire generation.
    Marketing was the biggest issue with the Wii U.  But the name Wii U didn't help, at all.  Wii U sounds like another Wii accessory or game in the Wii series (Wii Play, Wii Sports, Wii Music, etc).
    Instead of being cutesy, even with the bad marketing, Nintendo could have fixed part of it by calling it the Wii 2.  At least people wouldn't get confused that it was in fact, not an add on. 
    At that point in history, people were tired of gimmicks.  People were moving on from the Wii and motion controls.  People saw this tablet of a controller, crap marketing, and showing people using Wii remotes as second controllers turned people off hard.  It didn't help that when the game launched, the big Nintendo first party title was a New Super Mario Bros game, when we already go New Super Mario Bros 2 that same year.
    Now you can just try to invalidate all this by going, "well the switch is a gimmick."  Which, sure, it is.  But it's a gimmick that fills a niche.  For once, you have actual uncompromised AAA gaming on the go.  Sure you can bring a laptop, and a mouse, and a headset, and a gamepad, and the charger, and find a place to sit down and plug it in.  Or if you're in an area with good enough reception, assuming you got a phone Stadia or XCloud works on, you can stream.  But the Switch?  I pop in my cartridge of The Witcher 3, or Doom Eternal, or whatever, or any AAA Nintendo first party release, and I'm.... playing the full game.  No content is cut out.  I don't need to worry about extra controllers or cables, or worry about the charger, it has decent enough battery life to get you at least a few hours of playtime. 
     
    And also, it doesn't matter what Xbox>Xbox 360>Xbox 1.  We aren't discussing that.  But bad marketing on top of a bad name helped the Wii U flop.  
     
    I can go over various reasons why the Wii U failed, because it had multiple reasons.  Hell without going into too much detail I'll list them here:
    Marketing Name Gimmicks Game Library Initiative 
  22. Like
    kaiju_wars reacted to Master Disaster in New rumour suggests the "Super Switch" might be a pretty hefty upgrade afterall   
    Don't apologise, I love learning about retro tech as well. Some of the stories from back in the early days are fascinating.
     
    Heck most of my fave YouTube content creators do videos on retro tech (LGR, The 8 Bit Guy, Techmoan, Adrians Digital Basement, Jan Beta, Retrospector76). A few weeks back I watched Techmoan do a 20 minute video on a dishwasher 😄
  23. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from Master Disaster in New rumour suggests the "Super Switch" might be a pretty hefty upgrade afterall   
    Oh the name Wii U was very much part of a much bigger problem with the Wii U.  I was there for it all.  I owned one since the beginning.  I remember that entire generation.
    Marketing was the biggest issue with the Wii U.  But the name Wii U didn't help, at all.  Wii U sounds like another Wii accessory or game in the Wii series (Wii Play, Wii Sports, Wii Music, etc).
    Instead of being cutesy, even with the bad marketing, Nintendo could have fixed part of it by calling it the Wii 2.  At least people wouldn't get confused that it was in fact, not an add on. 
    At that point in history, people were tired of gimmicks.  People were moving on from the Wii and motion controls.  People saw this tablet of a controller, crap marketing, and showing people using Wii remotes as second controllers turned people off hard.  It didn't help that when the game launched, the big Nintendo first party title was a New Super Mario Bros game, when we already go New Super Mario Bros 2 that same year.
    Now you can just try to invalidate all this by going, "well the switch is a gimmick."  Which, sure, it is.  But it's a gimmick that fills a niche.  For once, you have actual uncompromised AAA gaming on the go.  Sure you can bring a laptop, and a mouse, and a headset, and a gamepad, and the charger, and find a place to sit down and plug it in.  Or if you're in an area with good enough reception, assuming you got a phone Stadia or XCloud works on, you can stream.  But the Switch?  I pop in my cartridge of The Witcher 3, or Doom Eternal, or whatever, or any AAA Nintendo first party release, and I'm.... playing the full game.  No content is cut out.  I don't need to worry about extra controllers or cables, or worry about the charger, it has decent enough battery life to get you at least a few hours of playtime. 
     
    And also, it doesn't matter what Xbox>Xbox 360>Xbox 1.  We aren't discussing that.  But bad marketing on top of a bad name helped the Wii U flop.  
     
    I can go over various reasons why the Wii U failed, because it had multiple reasons.  Hell without going into too much detail I'll list them here:
    Marketing Name Gimmicks Game Library Initiative 
  24. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in LGBT community   
    So the postal service is taking forever with my package.  But once it gets here...
    I'll have a physical copy of Va-11 Hall-A on every system that got a physical copy, on top of that, I own it digitally on every platform it's available on too.
    I guess now I could start looking at NA releases of the game on PS4 and Vita, but that's expensive AF cause Limited Run Games.
  25. Like
    kaiju_wars got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Console Advice   
    If you have gamepass and that's good enough for you.  Go the Series S.  It's not bad.  It only has 500GB of storage but think about it in the sense that you play one maybe two games at a time.  So uninstall as you finish.   With the One X, it's fine, it's not as powerful as the Series S, but it still has enough power to hold up.  But the thing is that it's last gen.  We assume Microsoft will support it for at least a couple more years, but you shouldn't assume anything, better to drop the little bit extra on a Series S or Series X, instead of 200 now and then an extra however much a couple years from now.
     
    If you can find a Series X for MSRP, get that instead, it's more expensive than the One X or Series S, but you get a lot more console.  The Series X is fully backwards compatible too, and provides enhancements for many games.  Then just stop at a used gamestore or your country's equivalent of eBay or something, and pick up a bunch of old Xbox One games used for not a lot of money.
×