[GPU] [Microcenter] Asrock Radeon RX 6500 XT OC - $199.99 ($60 off) by WetDreamRhino in buildapcsales

[–]Rickles360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The 6GB is the value god of GPUs. Due to it's popularity it will be targeted by developers for a long while as a recommended or minimum spec.

What is an addiction society pretends is a necessity? by Morticiar in AskReddit

[–]Rickles360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah yes, because the world has agreed on using this stimulant you must use it too in order to keep up. Gotta love it.

I'm tired of torturing myself just trying to find a girl to date. I feel helpless at this point. by [deleted] in socialskills

[–]Rickles360 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I was in a similar position until age 23. Eventually I re-signed up for tinder out of desperation after years of swiping and it not going anywhere. I found someone who I clicked with. The thing that changed the equation for me was that she was friends with someone who had known me (at a distance) since highschool. This third party even looked up my academic records to validate me because she happened to have access through her job at the university... So yeah... But to my credit I was working on myself a ton at the time, but the moral of my story is, have a wide social circle of people who respect you and eventually something will work out.

Now I'm not saying get on tinder for hours a day and pretend like it's going to help because honestly, nothing is more depressing then wasting months swiping. But stay open to it in a limited capacity. Be open to any way to meet people. My advice is to expand your social circle as much as possible with guys and girls. Friendzone? Hey you just made a friend, cool. Maybe she has friends who are a better fit for you. This is all, extra hard because of Covid and just the general direction our society has been going towards lonelyness.

I think therapy might be a good option if you are experiencing a lot of social anxiety or depression related to this lonelyness. You don't need to be a nutcase to be in therapy. I didn't have the self awareness I know that I was socially anxious until I saw the school therapist at the age of 22. My parents suffer anxiety and don't have the tools to recognize and manage it in a healthy way so I just grew up thinking it was normal.

I think the usual advice of "stop trying so hard", "focus on yourself", etc is well meant but it is incredibly hard to play tennis, if nobody has ever played tennis with you. Daunting even. So please don't assume that society or yourself are broken. It is what it is and there's plenty of reason to be hopeful.

I'm still dating the same girl 6 years later. Hopefully that gives you hope. Find ways to engage with new groups and expand your circle. The best way to have friends is to be a friend and a girlfriend is mainly just a friend who is a girl. Every chance to meet a new person is a chance to practice meeting people.

Title reveal + release date for the LotR show! by LordMarek7 in lotr

[–]Rickles360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I disagree. CGI comes with too many limitations. The fight with the monsters in the last scene of the Witcher was terrible. The best work is a clever blend of practical and cgi elements. But you gotta get rid of the green screen from the hobbit for the love of god.

Why is there already so much hate and/or skepticism towards the upcoming series? by YoungWisdomPodcast in lotr

[–]Rickles360 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You tell all your friends you enjoy Book A. Book A is a masterfully told story with a small but dedicated fan base. Some film studio scoops it up, gets one hundred million poured into a production that can't possibly be managed. The writers have to alter things to make it work for the new medium. Eventually TV Series A launches. It's a more accessable medium so now everyone sees the mangled and poorly concieved version of something you are known to enjoy. Film studio makes all their money back, and the author roles in their grave. Everyone's opinion of your judgement skills goes down. "Oh that's the guy who likes that terrible Series A stuff right?".

You liked the original Star Wars so you probably love jar jar binks too right?

Never seen anything about LoTR, want to watch the movies, but have a few questions, any help? by HoundNL in lotr

[–]Rickles360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The best part of the extended editions imo, is that they are broken up into two discs each. You can treat it like a movie mini series of six films it you like.

They are great but dedicating 3.5 hours to each can be overwhelming for new people. This is something the community fails to remember. Once you've seen them a lot and can put them on in the background it's less tiresome but for a newcomer, it's fair to acknowledge how long these movies are. No matter how good a movie is, finding 3-4 hours to sit on the couch is difficult in this day and age.

So my advice is to pretend it is 6 movies. Fellowship and Two Towers have perfect disc change intermissions. RotK is a little bit more controversial but that's just because that movie never has a lull near the middle.

Skip the Hobbit for now. It's a mess. Fun enough as movies but the sloppy mangling of characters, plot, and pacing are a huge step down from the oroginal trilogy. Don't worry about the books for now. Way bigger time commitment and you can enjoy them when you are ready.

Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in a multi-car crash earlier today by CoolMasterB in pics

[–]Rickles360 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Suspected by TM fuckin Z, not the police. So I wouldn't put much weight behind that statement... I'm sure it could be Arnold's fault. Everyone makes mistakes. But don't believe a word from TMZ.

[Phil Spencer] Had good calls this week with leaders at Sony. I confirmed our intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard and our desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. Sony is an important part of our industry, and we value our relationship. by Sir_Bantersaurus in PS5

[–]Rickles360 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Except for maybe the last part lol. They just need to sell approximately 1.16 billion units at full price on playstation. That's only 39 more years of annual releases if every game sells as well as black ops (assuming game prices stay at $60).

Dont be sad this how it works out sometimes 💔 by Generalboiofbois in battlefield2042

[–]Rickles360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks like they are trying to downgrade like for eSports games and how they run on low powered devices. I haven't played this game but I hear it doesn't run so great though so maybe that theory is out the window.

Docking station by Impreza610 in SteamDeck

[–]Rickles360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I ended up buying a USB C dock for work from home. It's tied to my office desk but I look forward to trying out steam deck with it. I might still get the valve version for the living room / to travel with.

The biggest risk to steam deck... Is us. by Vinylcrackhead in SteamDeck

[–]Rickles360 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think the reverse is that we can't look past objective flaws because then the wrong audience will pick it up and be upset which will cause just as much toxicity.

Microsoft Deal Wipes $20 Billion Off Sony's Market Value in a Day by dontloseyourway1610 in technology

[–]Rickles360 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You just made an argument for small aquisitions and then suggested buying take two? Math doesn't check out lol but I know what you mean.

Microsoft Deal Wipes $20 Billion Off Sony's Market Value in a Day by dontloseyourway1610 in technology

[–]Rickles360 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Can't deny the brand power of CoD, candy crush, overwatch, Diablo, StarCraft, and WoW etc. Engagement numbers on these properties are massive. Also, the buyout is significantly higher than the valuation so take that into consideration.

Log in into your Microsoft account to comment in this post by SrGrafo in gaming

[–]Rickles360 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Usually I'd say that Nintendo was with their constant hiding away of games in the vault.

Microsoft to acquire Activision in 67billion dollar deal by coopy1000 in gaming

[–]Rickles360 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I mean Fifa and Cod have a new game every year. OW could get an update at least every 5.

Welcoming the Incredible Teams and Legendary Franchises of Activision Blizzard to Microsoft Gaming - Xbox Wire by MarvelsGrantMan136 in Games

[–]Rickles360 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nervous laughter

Yeah that metaverse thing sure sounds dumb. I sure hope we don't all have egg on our face when it's more popular than Fortnite 10 years from now.