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ThanosReXXX

@Knuckles-Fajita So, kind of like sim-pathy, then?

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@Joeynator3000 Is that either/or? Or does it need both? I do believe the C9 does have an ARC port. It's eARC, if I remember correctly.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Joeynator3000

@ThanosReXXX ...I dunno, but it works with the bluray, so whatever. lol

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX So it's not all gridlock and lights there? I mean locally part of the problem is the city is descending upon the area. They weren't invited, land developers just showed up and started building their city and luring demand, screw everyone that was already here. I suppose corrupt local politicians throughout the whole region are to blame for that. Land developers come in, "we want to build this future" and then the politicians just rezone and approve whatever it is so long as their pockets are well greased. They do a "traffic study" but they don't actually improve it, and they miss the point that it can't and shouldn't be improved. It is the way it is. People live around the way it is. You can't just brute force tell people how their lives will chance so you can put what you want where you want it simply because someone paid you to approve it.

But it's bigger than that. It's happening even in the actual city. It was always a ghetto city, but now they're rebuilding it as an ultra mega luxury city and the ghetto crowd gets stomped even harder.

If it were like the actual city transportation wouldn't be an issue. The actual city proper, of said major metro, I can walk end to end in an afternoon. It's designed for that. It's efficient for that. This isn't. It never was. And it never will be without a forced relocation program to dispose of everyone and everything and build a new city on top of the old locality. Usually when that happens it's called "conquest and occupation" though.

Commuting home and work doesn't involve sitting in snarled traffic inching forward a few inches periodically while people try to squeeze around? Because that's your daily existence here, twice a day. And if you need to buy food? Add another hour + to the trip home.

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ThanosReXXX

@Joeynator3000 I'd say that's something to look into, then. Might free up an HDMI port...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Joeynator3000

@ThanosReXXX ....Um, what do you mean? lol

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Me Grimlock! Oh wait, gridlock...
No, it's all pretty well taken care of over here. Can't speak for the entire country, obviously, but in the city here, thinks all work as they should, also in the more suburban areas and the uptown and/or surrounding areas of the city, so the neighboring districts and such. Also, everything is very strictly regulated, so no greased pockets, corrupt politicians, or people pushing their personal agendas for whatever reason.

We have commissions that have to approve of the commissions that approve of what the commissions in the city approve of. And then they put it to a vote and THEN they agree upon the action to be taken or not...

Most people over here only do shopping in the weekends, or do their grocery shopping right after work, on the way home, because being in traffic for a little longer doesn't really matter all that much in such moments.

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ThanosReXXX

@Joeynator3000 I mean that if you could just use the ARC port for the sound bar, then you wouldn't have to stick it into the HDMI port, freeing that up. That's why I asked earlier if that is an either/or situation or if it needs both connected to work properly.

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Joeynator3000

@ThanosReXXX I think the hdmi Arc port has to be connected to the TV's in order for it to work. lol

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Tyranexx

@NotTelevision Oh, gosh. My GPS on that particularly bad drive I mentioned was barking at me to make a left turn at one point. That definitely wasn't happening lol. I've never been to Houston, but I've been to Atlanta for a conference before; I was VERY thankful for my taxi driver lol.

I don't often have a huge need to stock up on things in bulk, at least not food since I try to stick with fresh or flash-frozen stuff on a certain budget. Some people around here with large families do travel to a Sam's Club and stock up.

There's still a GameStop nearby, and I don't see it leaving until the chain ever goes under. There's another about forty minutes away. There was a third one, but it closed several years ago. GS and Walmart are my only brick and mortar options for retail games. There's a secondhand shop not too far away that has retro games in stock sometimes.

@NEStalgia Crazy. Sounds like a lot of gridlock might be involved in your case. Walmarts are plentiful in my corner of the Midwest; many towns have one at least somewhat close. I've only ever bought from Best Buy online, and I've only ever once entered a Target in living memory.

I can't help but think of a recent SNL skit by Eddie Murphy that pokes fun at gentrification (among other things) from the conversation I've skimmed above. XD

@ThanosReXXX I feel like I should interject that cost of living in this country definitely varies depending on where you live. I'm doing fairly well for where I'm at, but slap me with my current income in an urban area like San Francisco, and I'd definitely be homeless. $600 here would get you an okay-ish place to rent, though that figure probably wouldn't include utilities.

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ThanosReXXX

@Joeynator3000 So, both then. Well, good to know. Goes to show you what I know about ARC. Never had one of these ports on my TVs, so it's all new to me.

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Joeynator3000

@ThanosReXXX I never used one before either, so, yeah. I think that's how it works though, it's so that everything doesn't have to connect to the sound bar itself.

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ThanosReXXX

@Tyranexx That amount of €600 is also without utilities over here. It is my net rent, so no electricity, gas or water, much less TV and internet. So, add all that up, and we're talking more along the lines of €800 - €900.

But that's still a heck of a lot cheaper than renting something in @NEStalgia Land...

And my home may not be as big as something more rural or outside the city, but it's more than enough for me. I've got a one storey apartment, with around 279 square feet of living space, that includes two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room with a separate kitchen, and a large balcony overlooking the canals here.

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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@Joeynator3000 So, it's more like a through-port/through put, then?

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX shopping mostly happens on weekends here as well, but of course it's everyone descending on the I've regional place all at once, so more gridlock. Food of course is any day.

Ahh, well, here everything is run by greased pockets, business first (the public exists to benefit business), and personal agendas for social (and economic) engineering, pretty much exclusively. Whatever individuals or group is organized enough to drive all agenda gets their way. The Public is apathetic and pays no attention assuming government will just do whatever, and government and their business partner agendas some to move fast, implement what they want as quickly and quietly as possible before anyone can notice and before you know it "these changes have been in the works for years, it's too late to change it now!". There's never public consent, it's decided for us by our betters. And the business proposing the changes always has the better of all the options, of course.

Most of the local politicians approving this stuff aren't people from here. They lived here between 7 to 20 years individually. They came from more moving and shaking places, and are, themselves, of course the luxury people. Heck, some of them aren't even from the country let alone the municipality. They want to build Place that suits them and their kind. Most don't stay here. Local government is a resume and networking opportunity. They leave, often abandoning their elected position mid term (the party appoints a rubber stamp in their place like)... It's a stepping stone for better corporate careers and political positions. The more they can transform an area to higher profitability and demonstrate their support to lobbies and business, the better their portfolios. Burning a few thousand locals is nothing. The luxury business site they helped build overnight demonstrates their value.

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Tyranexx

@ThanosReXXX it's been some time since I've checked the exact figures, but typically $600 would get you a serviceable older house with a bit of a yard and MAYBE include a utility. Apartment rent varies widely and also depends on if you're splitting the cost with any living mates.

Cost of living isn't generally bad where I'm at, though mine would be higher if I were in the city limits of the nearest town. Property tax differences were a large factor that made me decide to reside a couple miles outside of town. I do live along a main road that heads into town that brings both positives and negatives. The accessibility is nice, but I dislike the morning and evening traffic. That in itself wouldn't be so bad if my mailbox wasn't across the road lol.

There are trade-offs of course; I'm still a couple hours from the nearest major city and a little over an hour from a couple smaller ones. Plus, there are some perks of living in the closest town versus being just outside of it. Though with how the city limits keep expanding, I may be in them before long....

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NotTelevision

@NEStalgia Yeah the great irony is that if standards get lower than they already are, the system runs the risk of collapsing on itself and undoing whatever progress and short term gains the wealthy have accumulated. Looking at the economy and GDP of the US you can see where all the profits are going. That’s not politics or partisan propaganda, that’s just the numbers and the data. People are so accustomed to saying “well we’re coming out of the recession”, but the numbers prove that many are still very much in a stagnant or downward rut financially.

@Tyranexx That’s good the GS is still going strong in your area. People give them a hard time for ripping consumers off with their trade-ins (for good reason), but it is one of the last specifically gaming related chains out there. I used to get a ton of good deals on their used and preowned stuff in there.

Is the place with the retro games a thrift store or Goodwill by any chance? They used to have a lot of good NES and SNES games there for 1 or 2 bucks. Not sure they know the value of a lot of the items they get donated, so it always feels like a huge win when you find something awesome. It’s the modern day equivalent of treasure hunting rummaging through the boxes in those places.

@Joeynator3000 I don’t know if is based on the settings on the TV or it’s just native resolution in the games being different. Odyssey and BOTW both run at 900p, probably with dynamic res scaling in some of the more taxing areas. Smash and Mario Maker are both a constant 1080p, so that might be the reason they look more crisp.

I’m not a resolution snob or anything, but I think that could be one of the factors.

Added: BOTW and Odyssey also don’t have AA enabled.

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Eel

I bought a really cheap windows 10 tablet that is understandably limited in what it can do (32 bit, low storage, 2gb ram, stuck in an old version of W10), so it's been fun seeing what can or can't it run.

So far I have successfully installed several small games on it, and apparently since it's relatively small, the Microsoft office apps are permanently free on it, so that's nice.

Interestingly, basically every game in the windows 10 app store says it's not compatible with it. So steam has been my main source of games.

It's actually not all that slow, so I bet I could install the software I use for work and use it as a super portable work station. But I'm lazy.

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Zuljaras

@Eel I have a cheap Windows tablet Lenovo Miix 2 8` with Windows 8.1 and it is wonderful for playing Heroes of Might and Magic games and Point and Click adventures.

It can even Run Heroes of Might and Magic 6 with low settings.

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