The PRE Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2016 Thread

Discussion in 'Tech' started by JZL, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. JZL

    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    It's almost time to look for that geeky/techie Christmas present I give myself some years.

    Anything looking good? Any super-duper deals? Spill it!
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    uh steam sale is coming next week, that's all I care about atm
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    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    Got your eye on anything in particular? I'd hoped No Man's Sky's price would drop through the floor at some point.

    Usually I go for hw rather than sw or games but not necessarily. I'm curious about VR, and after the trip to Florida, I reckoned a camera upgrade might be nice. My old Sony Cybershot may not have the greatest guts, but the Carl Ziess lens is nice. I don't know if I can justify several hundred bucks for a truly good camera.

    My recliner gave out and I just replaced it with one that has the electronic innards like at the movie theaters, so that set me back half a grand. For something that gets used every night, that's OK, and I don't want to get a really really nice one until my cat goes to pussy heaven.
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    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I recently beat Half Life 2 and the following episodes and Bioshock Infinite. Next up is Portal and Assassins Creed

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    Doom (2016) is going for $20 on steam right now.
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    I got stuck in Portal and never finished it. The walk-through for that level that I found on Youtube didn't match what was confronting me in the game.
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    I bought a pair of Sennheiser 598 C's (closed ear version) on Amazon while they were $99. My review:

    These are great headphones for GAMING.
    I used to suck at GAMING.
    But now, after buying the headphones that are great for GAMING,
    I hear the footsteps of all the players.
    No one sneaks up on me from behind any more.
    I know where all players on the map are at all times.
    I can even hear them sitting in their chairs at home when they fart.
    These sure are great GAMING HEADPHONES!!​

    (Copied and pasted from some thread that exists on every GAMING forum that ever existed)