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    Live in Aiken, SC. Work for a community college as an applications analyst.
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  1. Some classic sci-fi (books)

    Seeing your list, looks like you're stepping a bit into contemporary sci-fi as well. If so, I highly recommend Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan.
  2. Halo 5 Playlist updates/game updates thread

    It's had a pretty good run - the power of Forge has extended its lifespan pretty considerably compared to other games. Unfortunately daylight savings time always plays havoc with our turnout for Halo night, and that in turn impacts what sorts of customs we can feasibly manage.
  3. Some classic sci-fi (books)

    Yeah I would certainly never call them top tier. In the recommendations you've received here there are a ton of styles represented so if you try something and don't care for it, it will be easy to switch gears. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  4. Some classic sci-fi (books)

    While this list isn't limited specifically to sci-fi, thought I would share it. I put this together a while back and occasionally update it when I come across something I feel is worthy of recommendation. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-8qKXL_CwCkTszmweh_9cpwYchxHpqoFumzTUlYiCFU
  5. Some classic sci-fi (books)

    We Are Legion is really very good, and the author is doing something pretty unique with the series as he's not writing them as individual books, but as if it's just one long ass story and he's just splitting them at the most convenient sections. When you pick up For We Are Many and start reading it, you can really tell the difference as there is no preamble or novel version of "previously on."
  6. Some classic sci-fi (books)

    Ringworld by Larry Niven is a must. In the same vein, I really really enjoyed Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton is pretty excellent and still has some of the best science in a sci-fi novel. Some others without links, because pulling links for each of these is already getting old: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick A Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein (having seen the movie does not suffice) Pretty much anything and everything by Isaac Asimov
  7. Dragonman3578's Intro

    Thank you for your service! Welcome to the forums, and definitely hit up the discord. I'm pretty much exclusively on Xbox One and my main game is Halo 5. We do a weekly Halo 5 night on Thursday nights so if you're interested in joining us, feel free to jump in if you see me on. I've just added you to my friends list. I've also been playing a bit of Speedrunners, and we occasionally play some Bomberman Battlefest (XB360 backwards compatible title). You can check out many of our streams on Mixer at https://mixer.com/team/theadultgamer, and for a quick feel for what we're about, I recommend this video.
  8. Rate the last movie you watched.

    I remember the anime shorts actually being pretty good. I feel it's important to also note that there were three - yes, three - Matrix video games, including Matrix Online. While that MMO was shut down in 2009, there has been a project to resurrect it ever since.
  9. Rate the last movie you watched.

    The Matrix Reloaded 6/10 Basically most of what I said for the first one still stands true. All of the action scenes are ratcheted up comparatively, which is good, though there are some inconsistencies between the movies. For example, the Agents were once the baddest of the badasses from whom everybody that was smart ran, and everybody else died. But in the Matrix Reloaded, The Good Guys are taking on Agents left and right without much concern. I don't know of this is intentional, playing on their confidence through hope that is sort of the theme for the movie, or just a sacrifice at the alter of sequels. There is also apparently a big chunk of the story missing from between the first movie and this one. There has been time between the two movies for Neo to have not only been to Zion but to call it home. There are people there that he has personally helped to save from the Matrix, and he has a cult that has grown up about him. I don't remember anybody mentioning a specific length of time, but it's clearly more than a couple of weeks. The CGI is even worse in this one than in the first movie, but that's because the growth in ambition outpaced the technological advances between the two movies. I imagine that if I watch the third one today, the CGI there will seem even worse.
  10. Project Scorpio Hardware Reveal (duuuuude)

    This is where I was before I upgraded to 4K. Also why I was fine upgrading to 4K minus HDR - cheaper, and still a HUGE upgrade from 720p.
  11. Rate the last movie you watched.

    Oh I've seen them before. Just not in the past 14 years or so.
  12. Rate the last movie you watched.

    The Matrix 7 / 10 This movie is fun and has plenty of good action scenes, although the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon style of flying through the air in completely unnatural ways has been done better by plenty of movies. The special effects are among the worst I've been in recent years. Pretty much on par with a show on SyFy. It certainly captures the 90s "hacker" subculture, at least insofar as how it was imagined by teenagers and young adults. If you are relaxing around the house for a weekend without Internet, I'd recommend it. But maybe don't follow through on that Matrix marathon you had planned.
  13. Project Scorpio Hardware Reveal (duuuuude)

    Hard to say. I would argue that the technological difference between the PS4 and PS4 Pro is not as significant as that from the original Xbox One to the Xbox One X. I can't speak to the differences between the Xbox One S and the X, as I knew as soon as the two were announced last year that I wouldn't be getting the S.
  14. E3 2017

    Yeah so far each of the big conferences have had some things that are of interest to me. I'll say that Spiderman on the PS4 looks like it could be a blast. Super excited for PS4 owners that never got a chance to play Shadow of the Colossus before - this will look gorgeous with updated graphics.
  15. Project Scorpio Hardware Reveal (duuuuude)

    I wouldn't be surprised if, four years from now, the new version of the Xbox was selling for $500 with the Xbox One X selling for $250.