What did you just Buy/Receive?

  • I don't have the game yet... But this came in way earlier than I expected.

  • Banned

    Some region B imports. I love Masters of Cinema packaging. They use original poster art for most of their releases. The one on the left I got two months ago.

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    They also come with nice little booklets featuring production photos.

  • Some games I purchased in the last few weeks

  • @neocweeny Upvote for Billy Hatcher.

  • @demonpirate I'm trying to complete my Gamecube collection. Billy Hatcher is kinda a "wild card" for me, I don't really know much about it so I'm glad to see it has its fans ^^

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    Haven't bought any console games (and barely any PC games) since Astral Chain back in September. This will also be my first Luigi's Mansion. Been playing a lot of Mario Odyssey lately. It came a lot quicker than I expected. I ordered it just three days ago, so I'm guessing it came from the Gamestop right down the street rather than from any warehouse.

    English-subbed Nights of Cabiria on Blu-ray is one I've been waiting a few years for. I just skimmed through it and am so glad it looks much than the crappy 2019 scan I downloaded and watched earlier this year.

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  • Hey, look what finally arrived! Wish I had it on Friday, but it is what it is.

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    I needed to upgrade my PS4 slim, Is how I justified this purchase for myself.

  • Getting some tracks to fill up my Walkman. I'm trying to normalize buying individual tracks since most of the time the albums themselves aren't that good as a whole... and also because it's cheaper. I'm planning to order some video game OST CDs next.


  • New hawaiian number. The sun goes to my head, I'll be lucky to wear it again all summer

  • just pre-ordered this beauty.

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    i put it on a 3 month payment plan.

  • Cleared out my entire savings on PC Parts/Desk/Chair/Audio gear/Monitor, plus some. And I'm still waiting on the NVIDIA 3080 or 3090 to drop.
    Probably a dumb-ass thing to do during quarantine when I don't have a job, but Tokyo needs a new PC and I don't tend to half-ass building them.

  • @tokyoslim

    You did the right thing...

    Curious, but how do you even plan a PC right now when the future of next gen is a bit unclear? Try to go spec for spec against the Series X / PS5?

  • I mean, aside from any proprietary memory architecture that PS5 may have, pretty much everything in my system is going to be much more powerful than either next gen console. Series X and PS5 aren't particularly powerful as far as "computers" go.

    Not trying to PC Master Race or anything, pretty hard to compare benchmarks and specs. Generally speaking tho, I should be able to play MS exclusives at higher resolution/framerate than I would if I were playing on the Series X unless the game is built specifically to not take advantage of the increased performance of the PC.

  • I mean, I only keep up with computers when I'm in the market for one, but I watched a recent Digital Foundry video about future proofing your new PC for next gen, and a lot of it was speculative like some of the next gen features aren't on the market yet so I assumed the next gen consoles were actually a bit further ahead in some regards.

    I'm sticking with what I have for a while now but I'd love a new 4K monitor. I just can't justify it.

  • Future proofing a computer is more or less always a fool's errand. Pretty much the only thing you can do is get a computer with an upgrade path and hope the manufacturers don't abandon it before it runs it's course.

    Intel changes it's CPU socket every other generation. AMD has shown a willingness to support sockets for much longer.
    When I built my last PC, ray tracing wasn't really a thing. Now we're about to have 2nd gen ray tracing cards.
    Last time I built a PC, the equivalent SSD storage that I'm putting in my rig would have cost well over $500+, and now it cost $150 and is faster.

    Hard to say what's going to happen a few years from now. I tend to keep computers around longer than most folks, so i basically just get one that's real fast. Then watch it as time erodes it's utility. :)

  • You're reminding me that I basically have to relearn computers every time I make a PC upgrade and hope I don't succumb to buyers remorse immediately after purchase. I'd like to get a new SSD as my old one is only 128GB and that cost me like $350 in 2016. I also wanna jump onto the Ray Tracing bandwagon, but that would require a better monitor to go along with it and next thing you know, account empty.

    Make sure to post Cyberpunk screenshots when the time comes.

  • Ray Tracing doesn't really have anything to do with your monitor. It's not like HDR where it requires a certain kind of display to show it.

    There will be photos of the new rig, benchmarks, and plenty of screenshots. Just waiting for some backordered parts. There's a motherboard shortage right now, apparently!

  • Oh sorry. What I mean is that my current PC can produce better visual results than my monitor allows for. It'd be a waste of money for me to upgrade without going all in. But the more I talk about it the more I imagine how good Cyberpunk will look...

    Back in 2011, I built my first PC so I could play The Witcher 2. CD Project should get a cut from hardware sales.

  • Cyberpunk gonna look.... real good.