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  1. Some dude at my school built a RetroPie suitcase. He basically used foam to put in a nice LCD display and then ran controller cables out of the other half of the suitcase. I don't know how much power is drawn from the Pie and the display, but I'm pretty sure you could also put in a battery and wireless controllers and go completely wireless. You would then have a fully portable game station with wireless controllers that you would only have to charge once a day depending on battery size which is pretty nutty.
  2. According to my steam transaction history the last games I have bought have been Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Dark Souls III, and DOOM. Out of the three I have played Rainbow Six Siege the most because I really like the strategical take on the over saturated FPS genre. While I really love Dark Souls III beautiful level design and cinematography - if that can even be applied to video games - I lost interest after Abyss Watchers for no identifiable reason. Now, every time I try to play the game I lack the practice that allowed me to get to the boss in the first place and I get utterly destroyed in seconds.
  3. What really makes the device interesting is that portable concept. Unfortunately, I have never really been into the Nintendo ecosystem, so I find it kind of difficult to jump in now especially at a 300 dollars price point. I regret getting the Xbox One S not too long ago, granted Red Dead Redemption 2 might redeem that purchase.
  4. Never in a million years would I think I would come crawling back to Rust. Released on December 11 2013, the game is almost three years old. Never in my life have I seen so much dedication to the game from the development team. Not only has the game completely changed since its alpha state, but the developers seem to genuinely care about the game. The development team have truly passed the status quo for early access games. Check out Trausi on youtube to watch some high level Rush shenanigans. Edit: Yes, he's Russian prepare for some salt Edit: I found this post on the reddit.com/r/playrust official rust subreddit. I could not explain the game any better.
  5. I opened the case and desoldered 4 switches (pretty sp00ky)... I think I am going to record this and put this on YouTube tomorrow. Edit: video recorded, time to upload.
  6. I've finally found a game that is "third-party server hostable" and has a slowly growing player base. I plan to purchase the game tomorrow, and will write and share a review on my experiences of the title in the near future. In the mean time, I highly recommend watching some videos on it. At first glance it looks like minecraft combined with kerbal space program. Core game elements look solid, but physics are questionable. Any of y'all have it / want to share your opinions on it? [Vulgar but hilarious, I can't stop laughing.] The first video is from August of 2014 and demonstrates the "survival" aspect of the game" The second video is much more recent and highlights the "creative mode" and the newer aspects of the game (such as planets)! The game costs 25 dollars on steam which is a bit steep, but you can pick it up on certain websites that are in seemingly every youtubers 3 second intro now a days. If we want to get more technical... http://steamcharts.com/app/244850#48h The game peaks at around 6,000 ONLINE players daily. ARK peeks at around roughly 29,000 ONLINE players daily. There are ~2,176 Space Engineers servers with a higher than 85% uptime. There are ~14,420 ARK servers with a higher than 85% uptime. Space Engineers server per player = 2.757 ARK server per player = 2.011 Potential server opportunity? Probably not, but it's not every day you get to fly a flamboyant, pink, hydraulic powered rocket ship with 42 machine guns into a massive asteroid while spectators look in horror.
  7. A few months ago a friend of mine had linked me a mechanicalkeyboards subreddit. After some careful research, and much deliberation I have decided to start a keyboard customization progress. I plan to sand, paint, and replace a CM Storm Rapid's switches and keycaps. I plan to upload a video to youtube later on how I will go about my progress, but I wanted to share it hear first in case anyone here was interested. I will most likely be constantly updating this guide with photos when the equipment I ordered arrive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So Why are Doing This?!? 1. I want to learn how to solder effectively. 2. I want to learn how to desolder. 3. I want to learn how to paint plastics. 4. I want a keyboard that I customized. 5. I want the best keyboard possible. 6. I want to show others my process. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What's the difference in between your keyboard and a big name brand keyboard? ie Corsair. 1. The switches. No big brand keyboard has brought Zealios into their keboard. 2. The keycaps. Very little brands use the high quality keycaps I am using. 3. The colors. My color scheme is unique and creative. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I. EQUIPMENT PREFACE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Depending on what you want to customize your keyboard with, your equipment will vary. Trust me, I strongly recommend purchasing a base keyboard first instead of making your own PCB/Case/USB/Plate/Aluminium Cut outs. An aftermarket PCB alone costs 30 dollars which is already half the price of the CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid. I've decided to cut this part into sections.... Painting/Exterior modifications and Soldering/Interior modifications. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ II. EXTERIOR MODIFICATION EQUIPMENT In this scenario I will be painting the case and replacing the keycaps. 1 x Base Keboard - I used the CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with blue switches off Amazon. I highly recommend looking into CM keyboards, Ducky kebyoards, and Vortex keyboard as base keyboard, but there are hundreds of amazing cheap keyboards you can get off Chinese and American websites. 1 x Keycap Set - I used this PBT keyset from Ducky. In regards to keycaps you have two options... PBT or ABS. PBT keycaps - Thicker, Few Colors, No blacklighting, Higher quality, Texture, More expensive. ABS keycaps - Thinner, Many Colors and Options, Smooth feel, Wear out quicker, Cheaper. Ultimately, PBT sets are harder to come by, but provide a thicker and more satisfying noise when using the keyboard. 3 - 5 x Low Grit Sandpaper - I just found this on Amazon. It doesn't really matter what you get as long as it's in the 500 - 600 range, just make sure you can wet sand with them. Lower Grit sandpapers are more.... IDK effective/stronger than higher grist sandpapers. They are good for taking off current paint, but are not good for finishing touches obviously. 2- 3 x High Grit Sandpaper - I just found this on Amazon. It doesn't really matter what you get as long as it's in the 1500 - 2000 range, just make sure you can wet sand with them. 1 x Krylon Paint Primer - I haven't bought this yet but make sure it doesn't have a terrible nozzle and make sure it binds with plastic in the case of my keyboard or whatever material you want to paint with . 1-2 x Krylon Paint Final Coat and Color - Same as the primer but pick your favorite color. I am probably going to paint my keyboard white. 3 x Microfiber Applicators Optional: Good for cleaning up after coats from what I have read. Keycap Set - 40-60 dollars. Painting Supplies - 20 dollars. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ II. INTERIOR MODIFICATION EQUIPMENT In this scenario I will be replacing the blue switches off my keyboard and replacing them with ZEALIOS! WARNING: DEPENDING ON THE KEYBOARD YOU BUY, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE TO SOLDER IN YOUR SWITCHES! Most keyboards now-a-days are PLATE mounted meaning they have a plate that keeps the switches in place. This plate supposedly does a better job keeping the switches in place and gives the switches a stronger feel with less flex. Plate mounted keyboards need to be desoldered and soldered. Some keyboard are PCB mounted meaning they have no plate and are mounted directly to the PCB board. These do not require soldering and can be quickly switched out with a flat head screwdriver and some force. 1 x Base Keboard - I used the CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with blue switches off Amazon. I highly recommend looking into CM keyboards, Ducky kebyoards, and Vortex keyboard as base keyboard, but there are hundreds of amazing cheap keyboards you can get off Chinese and American websites. 1 x Soldering Iron - I have an Aoyue 469 I always find it incredible hilarious how crazy people get over their soldering iron. Some people claim they can do anything with a crappy radioshack soldering iron. Other people claim you need a 100 dollar Hakko FX 888 in order to be successful. In my honest opinion, the solder you buy is more important than the soldering iron you buy. I don't think you can go wrong with Aoyue with the crazy amount of good reviews it gets, but a Hakko 888 will probably make your life easier. 1 x Solder - I bought some VERY good Kester solder This is very thin 63/37 solder. This is probably the best solder you can buy for this project. From what I have read on the internet, good solder is more important than a good soldering iron. Whatever you do, don't buy lead-free solder. It's a pain in the bum to work with and you won't get lead poisoning from regular soldering. If you are doing electrical work buy Resin Core solder. Other solders may be used for plumbing and are acidic. This acid will eat through your board and destroy everything. 60/40 solder is good. 60/37 solder is best for this project. These boards are small, buy small solder. 1 x Desoldering Pump vs Desoldering Iron - I bought a relatively cheap desoldering iron. Desoldering Pumps suck up the heated solder. These are cheaper than a desoldering iron, but require precision and skill to use. A desoldering iron requires less skill and means you only gotta use one hand instead of two, so for me it was a no brainer. 1 x Desoldering Wick - Any wick will do, it's super cheap too. This is just in case your desoldering iron/pump can't get any hard to reach solder. 1 x Set of Switches! - I bought the super coveted ZEALIOS! This is seriously the coolest part of the entire build in my opinion. Basically, some guy named Zeal PC noticed the mechanical keyboard community had a gap that needed to be filled. He wanted the smoothness of Cherry MX browns with the feel of Cherry MX clears and a more pronounced bump. He contacted Gateron and created ZEALIOS! I am very excited to partake in this group buy and pre orederd 80 57g Zealios. You can also buy Japanese KitKats on his website too. Zeal is an incredible dude who is very active on mechanical keyboard forums. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ III. Exterior Modification Guide. Coming later. Keep in mind it make take a month before my zealios and keycaps arrive ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IV. Interior Modification Guide. Coming later. Keep in mind it make take a month before my zealios and keycaps arrive ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ V. Photos Coming much later. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ VI. Conclusion and Price The overall price for everything I mention will probably set you back ~240 dollars. BUT, if you already have soldering equipment like I did, then the total price should be around ~130 dollars [*cough* Cheaper than a Razer keyboard amirite *cough*]. Ultimately, I feel like completing the project and acquiring these skills required to paint and assemble the keyboard make the entire experience worth the cost. How cool is to have an almost completely custom keyboard. Nobody on EARTH will have the same keyboard as you! Plus, you literally cannot buy a keyboard that comes with zealios on amazon! Also, I really want to have the longest forum post in the history of this entire forum I wonder what the second longest post is..... hopefully it'snot one of mine already.....
  8. What do you use the Raspberry Pi 2 for? I have an older model Raspberry Pi that needs to see the light.
  9. I check the forms periodically, but I haven't been able to play on any of our servers in the last month because of schoolwork on the weekdays and Hearthstone, Soccer, and the occasional Counter Strike dominating my weekends.
  10. Woah, and it even comes with the other games source codes to help. I think this looks like a pretty legit bundle for making my first game,
  11. I personally love the battlefront games (Bad Company 2 especially), but there is no way in heck I'm going to buy the new one when battlefront comes out. You're right about the take downs, EA has every right to do them. Anyways! There is a new gameplay trailer that I like even more than the first.
  12. I'm writing this from my new computer with integrated graphics (GPU comes tomorrow!) My plan worked perfectly and I'm running a legitimate version of windows 8.1 for 30 dollars and was just given then ability to update to windows 10. Hype! Hype! Hype! Now if only I can get my wireless adaptor to stop flashing like a maniac. Update: I installed afterburner and it looks like I'm getting 33 - 35c in the processor area, but what was really funny is that just by viewing afterburners gui I use 100% of my video usage. I need a GPU pronto!
  13. Disclaimer: this is based on the available trailer and gameplay footage. Everything is subject to change without notice and the game is still in its testing phases. This game was my childhood, so I'm going to buy it for "nostalgia reasons" alone. I've created a pros and cons list to provide some details for you guys in case you plan on purchasing the new editon of Battlefront. Pros: Looks beautiful. The gameplay is jawdroppingly beautiful. Enough said. A NEW BATTLEFRONT GAME (I've been waiting years for this.) First and third person. 40 Player battles. Customizable loadouts. Weapons/Grenades/Sheilds. Co-op and single player missions. Air ships battles over ground battles. Customizable races (I'll be playing as a Rodian myself). Audio is fantastic. The grenade sounds and laser sounds are sooooooo satisfying. Grenade sound at 1:14 on first video). Playable jedis, AT-AT, AT-DP, etc. Jetpacks! Weeeeee! Cons: Made by Dice (EA fps branch) This is a cheap shot, but EA always find a way to screw things up. Same engine as battlefield, so it will play very similarily. No space battles. No galactic conquest. DLC is almost certaintly confirmed. Gamemodes don't look very fun. HUD looks like garbage (Should be fixed by release) Vehicles on rails. (That's right, you can't direct where the massive AT-AT will stomp) I quote the developers: "Freedom isn't always fun" Single player doesn't look as fleshed out as the previous games. AT-AT potentially OP? and fighting over who gets to drive them and who gets to play as the jedis is going to happen often. Origin.... Pre - order for OP pistol. There is leaked gameplay footage all over the internet, but Electronic Arts drops them like flys with DMCA takedowns.
  14. My new build is coming soon and my gameplan to get windows 10 ASAP is this. Step 1. Download Windows 8.1 Professional off their website and put it on a flashdrive. Step 2. Purchase the OS key off of a website for an affordable price ~30 bucks. Step 3. Boot computer for the first time to Windows 8.1 Step 4. Upgrade to Windows 10 immediately. This will work right? Or is there a more efficent way to do it?
  15. Anyone going to install it?
  16. Canga

    Ooooh, Chunky.

    Never in a million years would I look under a bottle cap Q_Q. Nice find!
  17. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.38 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.52 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($142.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card ($339.99 @ Amazon) Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($136.32 @ Amazon) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon) Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.09 @ Amazon) Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers Total: $1372.26 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-23 22:53 EDT-0400 Price wise: I'm just going to set everything to Amazon, then pick up some deals later from all different kinds of sites. As for the RAM, I've really been on the fence about getting 8GB of RAM or 16 GB of RAM. From the forums I have visited 8 GBs of RAM is sufficient, but my Mac currently has 16 GB of RAM and I don't really want to downgrade. As for the monitor, I play ALOT of CS:GO and everyone on the subreddit glorifies 144 HZ monitors, so I figured I would give it a shot. I'm still not too sure about this, but my internet can only handle 1080 videos anyways. As for the mobo, I really want one of those sick looking MSI motherboards, but I've heard absolutely horrible stories about updating BIOS. On a completely unrelated note: ALL OF MY WEB SEARCHES ARE GOING THROUGH UK SITES INSTEAD OF US SITES ON MY ENTIRE HOME NETWORK! Come on google, I thought you were better than that....
  18. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kXBDVn LET'S GET BUILDING! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($113.49 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($142.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.60 @ SuperBiiz) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Micro Center) Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers ($65.65 @ NCIX US) Total: $1466.65 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-22 21:06 EDT-0400
  19. Man, BMS was hilarious and Breaking Bad is just beautifully written. I might check out real husband's of Hollywood because it looks stupidly hilarious.
  20. Whether you like it or not, Netflix has dominated the world in internet media. It has goten to the point where I refuse to watch regular TV is it's not anything on HBO, AMC, ABC, or a sports related channel. Shows I watch and have watched all of on Netflix. House M.D Parks and Recreation House of Cards Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 30 Rock Breaking Bad and I think I'm going to start watching Community so, what have you been watching on Netflix?
  21. If you haven't played bastion a singular tear rolled down my eye down the ending because of the perfect visuals and audio.
  22. Overwatch by Blizzard by "TBA" Starwars battlefront 3 by EA by "Holiday 2015" (My childhood) GTA V PC by Rockstar by (They have delayed it twice now, but comes out on April 14)
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