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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    It was an honor to present your colors, RPI. Let's Go 'TUTE!
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    As a semi competitive MTG player Iíve been playing the new Magic Arena in some of my spare time, mostly because itís likely the future of the competitive realm of the game. I can see why itís become popular, the flashy animations and the ease of access, but GD as regular player is there some frustrating stuff.

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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    After getting to know a few local livestreamers, I'm ramping up into competitive pinball.

    Played my first tournament last night and I...didn't totally embarrass myself. Won two matches before I got bounced (3 strikes format, you play head-to-head against a randomly drawn player on a randomly drawn machine, lose and you get a strike, 3 strikes and you're out, last player standing wins.) All my losses were competitive too.
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Ok, I'm curious. So how does that work? Basically you get one game, three balls per round? How long does a game take for just one of the players?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Ok, I'm curious. So how does that work? Basically you get one game, three balls per round? How long does a game take for just one of the players?
    One game head to head, three balls per round (there are a few pins out there that work differently, but pretty unlikely you'll see one.)

    There are all kinds of tournament formats - pingolf (reach target score in X number of balls, that's your score for the hole,) groups of 4 scoring 4-2-1-0 across several games, straight brackets, however people feel like running it.

    As for ball length, pinball happens - you can have two stinkers and then a record-shattering third ball that lasts 15 minutes. Lots of the high level tournaments are beginning to livestream and they're insane to watch. Check out PAPA or IFPA tournaments.
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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Been immersed in X-Plane 11 lately. Need to pickup a joystick and throttle at some point to make controls better.

    Keyboard/xbox controller arent a great setup.

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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Anybody have experience with acquiring gaming PC's using a pre-build company? I know I could do it cheaper on my own, etc, but I really want nothing to do with cable management, and it's worth the extra cost for me to have the peace of mind.

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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    I stopped believing the cheaper to build yourself nonsense after I priced everything out.

    Iíd you donít want to run windows or office, yeah, cheaper. But when you start bundling things, prebuilt are a better deal. And come with warranties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyplayer1015 View Post
    Anybody have experience with acquiring gaming PC's using a pre-build company? I know I could do it cheaper on my own, etc, but I really want nothing to do with cable management, and it's worth the extra cost for me to have the peace of mind.
    Stay clear of cyberpower and ibuypower. Other than that, haven't heard anything good or bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I stopped believing the cheaper to build yourself nonsense after I priced everything out.

    Iíd you donít want to run windows or office, yeah, cheaper. But when you start bundling things, prebuilt are a better deal. And come with warranties.
    Prebuilts were cheaper during the video card bubble because they could still get them wholesale. Now that video cards are coming back to earth, building your own is becoming more worthwhile again.

    And the trade off for those warranties is the pre-installed bloatware.

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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    Fair enough. I havenít priced one out in like three or four years.

    Regarding bloatware, not too difficult to reformat and reinstall.

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    Re: Official Video Games Thread VIII: Titans are destined to fall

    I'm intrigued by NZXT's BLD service. Pay MSRP on all components, and only $99 fee for putting it together. Quite a few positive reviews from the bigger PC YouTube channels too. Also minimal bloatware installed upon delivery, usually just hardware related tools it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyplayer1015 View Post
    Anybody have experience with acquiring gaming PC's using a pre-build company? I know I could do it cheaper on my own, etc, but I really want nothing to do with cable management, and it's worth the extra cost for me to have the peace of mind.
    I did this research just a year ago for my new pc. I decided to go with Dell/Alienware. I get custom build and a company ive heard of. It was worth the premium to me.

    I ended up with intel i7 chip and dual 1080 gpus. Only bloat is tools related to lighting and diagnostics.
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