Games Video

Two Trailers

Here are two teaser trailers that dropped the other day that are for games I am into.

First up is the newest trailer for the System Shock remake. I got to say this is looking really good. This might be the first Kickstarter I don’t regret backing.

There is a demo up on steam now, and the game is available to pre-order.

Next up is the trailer for Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, a Jet Set Radio-inspired action-graffiti game. I know what you are thinking, and yes the music is by Hideki Naganuma.

This game also has a page up on Steam and is available to wishlist. They are targeting a release next year.

Tech 2

PC Upgrade Time 2021 Part 1

What an awful time to build a PC. Just about everything is either out of stock or overpriced. I was somehow able to snag an AMD 5900x CPU and a Strix X570-F Motherboard at MSRP, so here is part one of my upgrade. I still want to get a GeForce RTX 3080, but its basically impossible right now, and these prices are stupid. So that will come later. The only new parts in this build are the CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard and PC Case.

Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X73 RGB 360mm
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16
Hard Drive 1: SAMSUNG 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
Hard Drive 2: WD_Black SN750 1TB NVMe
Hard Drive 3: 256 GB Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series
Hard Drive 4: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO
Hard Drive 5: WD Black 4TB 7200RPM
Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX OC Edition
Primary Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU Black 27″ IPS NVIDIA G-Sync 165 Hz
Second Monitor: Asus VG236H 120Hz 3D Monitor
Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
Headset Stand: Corsair ST100
Speakers: Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
Keyboard: Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum RGB Tenkeyless
Mouse: Logitech G Pro Wireless
Mouse Surface: HyperX Fury S – Pro XL
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-F
Computer Case: Phanteks Eclipse P500A DRGB
Power Supply: CORSAIR AX Series AX860 860W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular

Music, Movies & Books Video

The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma is a documentary-drama hybrid that explores the dangerous human impact of social networking with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. Its a fantastic film and should be required viewing for anyone that spends time on social media. Most people are not aware of the extreme levels of psychological manipulation they are exposed to on services like Facebook, and the documentary should be very eye opening.

If you find the documentary interesting, I also highly recommend the book LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media which covers topics such as how Facebook was used to incite genocide in Myanmar, and how social media is being used to attack democracy around the world by nations such as Russia.