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Good morning BTR!
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Thought I would drop by and see how you all are doing.

Not much new with me.

Coming up on year anniversary with GF, talking about Thanksgiving wedding next year.

Have been looking at houses on water, but may move in with GF and be mortgage-less as that kind of economic freedom pretty intoxicating.

Bought a Xbox One X, seems a very nice console. I've done some gaming on it, is a very nice streaming solution. 

Gaming PC is still a 1080Ti with a 35" Gsync monitor, but only Rollo Jr uses it. No plans to buy 2080ti, my gaming will be done on the One X. 

-The poster formerly known as Rollo
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#2
Oh apoppin you are an extremely patient man. It is good to hear from you, Rollo. Please be kind to apoppin. He does not deserve the **** you spew out periodically.
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(10-26-2018, 10:56 PM)SickBeast Wrote: Oh apoppin you are an extremely patient man. It is good to hear from you, Rollo. Please be kind to apoppin. He does not deserve the **** you spew out periodically.

I am not. I welcome any and all users and could care less about the past--- to an extent. Boredom

Any and all bullshit personal attacks from any user or rule breaking will result in deletion and further action if necessary. Let's start off on a good foot and keep it that way.

I do not mind arguments and discussion that could be heated about any various topic. That is life and the fun of being on a forum; however, personal and pathetic attempts to exact some sort of vengeance on a 2000 year old vendetta is not only pathetic, but it will not be tolerated Drinks

gl;hf and lets get back on topic.

Gamer4

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I wish I could get an Xbox one X, I just might for Red Dead Redemption 2. I hate how lazy Rockstar is with PC games and I REALLY want to play it.

Welcome to BTR :)
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(10-26-2018, 10:56 PM)SickBeast Wrote: Oh apoppin you are an extremely patient man. It is good to hear from you, Rollo. Please be kind to apoppin. He does not deserve the **** you spew out periodically.

SB, I did not show up here to battle with anyone.

I stopped by ABT to post a "Hello, how goes" but I think Dave banned me. When I try to log in it says I'm a suspected spammer. How he came to that conclusion I have no clue, but oh well. It's the "Steel Crysis posts news" site now. On it's way to the grave like most tech sites as there's nothing left to advertise. Dead

So I tried here, out of nostalgia. Don't really post on tech sites any longer, or care to. This sort of thing is starting to feel like CB radio or writing letters.

@ ZeroEnigma

Thanks!

I don't game a lot these days, but the One X is definitely a very nice device for what it costs. It really CAN be the only device hooked up to your tv. Games better than any other console, 4K BluRay, powerful streaming device. About the only thing I've read bad about it is something about screwed Netflix menus or something.

Everything I've done on it (admittedly not much) it has worked slick and my son says he notices games look better on it.
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(10-27-2018, 12:24 AM)CyberMage Wrote:
(10-26-2018, 10:56 PM)SickBeast Wrote: Oh apoppin you are an extremely patient man. It is good to hear from you, Rollo. Please be kind to apoppin. He does not deserve the **** you spew out periodically.

SB, I did not show up here to battle with anyone.

I stopped by ABT to post a "Hello, how goes" but I think Dave banned me. When I try to log in it says I'm a suspected spammer. How he came to that conclusion I have no clue, but oh well. It's the "Steel Crysis posts news" site now. On it's way to the grave like most tech sites as there's nothing left to advertise. Dead

So I tried here, out of nostalgia. Don't really post on tech sites any longer, or care to. This sort of thing is starting to feel like CB radio or writing letters.
Look, I personally don't mind you so much. In fact in a lot of ways I find you to be quite likeable and interesting to talk to.

We'll see how it goes.

It is good to hear from you and I'm glad to hear things sound like they are going well for you. You guys are lucky out there to enjoy low housing costs, high incomes, and low taxes. It sounds like a great lifestyle.

The Xbox One X looks like a really cool gaming console. If I didn't have the gaming rig I have now I would definitely get one.

I will say that I wound up buying Worms WMD for the PC after purchasing it for the Switch. I don't really regret the Switch purchase because it gives us a portable version that we can play anywhere. It's just that games look *so* much better at 4k resolution on my TV compared to the 720p output from the Switch. Same thing with Megaman 11. It's great on the Switch, don't get me wrong. It's just that I like the game and I will be buying it for the PC at the right price. I got Hollow Knight for PC via the Humble Monthly bundle. I don't think I will bother with it for the Switch now. I may stick to more exclusive games on the Switch.

Rollo if you have the Xbox One X you absolutely *have* to get Forza Horizon 4. It's the best game I have played all year.

Anyhow, welcome back Rollo! Drinks
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Hey Rollo, nice to see you back.
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(10-27-2018, 01:04 AM)SickBeast Wrote: Look, I personally don't mind you so much.  In fact in a lot of ways I find you to be quite likeable and interesting to talk to.

We'll see how it goes.

It is good to hear from you and I'm glad to hear things sound like they are going well for you.  You guys are lucky out there to enjoy low housing costs, high incomes, and low taxes.  It sounds like a great lifestyle.

The Xbox One X looks like a really cool gaming console.  If I didn't have the gaming rig I have now I would definitely get one.

I will say that I wound up buying Worms WMD for the PC after purchasing it for the Switch.  I don't really regret the Switch purchase because it gives us a portable version that we can play anywhere.  It's just that games look *so* much better at 4k resolution on my TV compared to the 720p output from the Switch.  Same thing with Megaman 11.  It's great on the Switch, don't get me wrong.  It's just that I like the game and I will be buying it for the PC at the right price.  I got Hollow Knight for PC via the Humble Monthly bundle.  I don't think I will bother with it for the Switch now.  I may stick to more exclusive games on the Switch.

Rollo if you have the Xbox One X you absolutely *have* to get Forza Horizon 4.  It's the best game I have played all year.

Anyhow, welcome back Rollo!  Drinks

No Forza for me, have never liked race games. Been playing Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus a bit on it, and I bought Fallout 4 as well. Have all of Rollo Jrs Xbox games accessible as well, he mainly plays on Switch, PS4 Pro, and PC these days. (and loves Hollow Knight)

At the risk of GStan saying I'm here to sell consoles, if the One X had launched instead of the XBone, it would have been a different story for MS. It seems to be a really well engineered console, and it's a device that can do some 4K gaming that costs under $500 and plays 4K Blu Rays if a person wants to.  (kind of what the STEAM box should have been)

But the console market is fragmented by games, so I can see why people buy all the brands.

Got a Note 9 the other day. If there's any device I own I would not give up, that would be it. That thing is pretty close to being the only electronics I need, and the battery life is great.

(10-27-2018, 04:50 AM)happy medium Wrote: Hey Rollo, nice to see you back.

Thanks Happy! Been a long while since I've posted on a tech forum.

The business of single parenting, home care, working, and dating has kept me pretty busy. Bought a Samsung R7070 vacuum off Woot last week, at least one of my chores has been offloaded.

Now they just need one that does shopping, cleans bathrooms, does laundry, cooks, trims landscaping, rakes leaves, tends koi pond, tends cat, mows lawn, blows snow, dusts and I'll be set.
Good3
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#8
How do you like Wolfenstein, and the Note 9? There is a big sale on right now here in Canada directly through Samsung where you can get the Note 9 512gb for $999CAD. It's a great deal. It appears you like yours. I have similar thoughts about my iPhone X. You haven't been here for awhile. I became quite frustrated with Android in general.

Any other good games? Wolfenstein is one game I did not pick up. I will grab it when it goes on sale.
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#9
Hello BTR! 
How goes life in Covid times?

All well here, happy the vaccines are out and less volatile leadership is in. Hoping 2021 is a year that is mainly remembered for getting back to normal.

Been (re)married a year and a half now. We both sold our homes and moved to a new town, house on a lake. We're headed to beach condo we honeymooned at in a few weeks, after second covid shot. 

Sold the Xbone and have given up consoles entirely, just don't like the controllers. Built a 9900k/3070 rig, gave Rollo Jr the 9700k/2089ti rig as he had it anyway. About through Doom Eternal, enjoyed gaming again.
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#10
I guess I can speak for BTR. Things are very good here. I almost feel guilty that the pandemic has been so good for gaming and especially for VR - which is our specialty.

We have 2 additional reviewers now besides our talented webmaster, Mario, who also reviews when he has time and we upgraded to a fast VPS server from cloud/shared. Sean is a Sim/VR specialist and Rodrigo handles GeForce driver performance analyses and is expanding into reviewing hardware, and I sent him a RX 6700 XT recently so he can do Radeon driver reviews. The only issue is that the price of video cards are ridiculously high because of the crypto pandemic and gamers are angry even at reviewers. However, I expect crypto to crash by mid-Summer, so things are looking good there also (hopefully).

I moved my home office to my much larger studio apartment next door (for tax reasons, more space for VR, and to free up space inside my home) and set up solar panels, a large back-up battery, and a back-up propane/gas generator so I never get disconnected from the 'net. It's progress, and the details and pics are here:
https://www.babeltechreviews.com/communi...p?tid=1449&pid=33504#pid33504

It's great that you are doing well and are happy. 9900K is a great CPU (there is certainly no reason to even look at Intel's 11th generation; the 10th is the last decent one) and the 3070 is a solid GPU. Congratulations on your marriage and move to living on a lake!

The political situation seems more stable now and there is less stress for 2/3rds of America. I'm hoping for the best for all of us!
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