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  1. HP hit it on the nail but I wanted to add some points as I've also gone through my phases of darkness @Mark Karhan These moments are very natural, and actually a good sign, they probably show you that you know something is not right in your life, and that can lead to major changes for the better. I'm not sure if this is the same you are experiencing, but look up "dark night of the soul", it's something that most people go through at some point (or multiple) points in their lives and can be very transformative. As someone who's been there before and changed for much better, I can tell you that if you can get the basics right (the things that HP mentioned), you will feel much better overtime (it won't happen overnight). Make an effort to keep a routine and do the basics for a while. Diet is a very specific thing, and I'd recommend to get informed on all the available information now, but in general you want to avoid (or reduce) all the processed shit, and favor whole foods (whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meats, eggs, etc...). You also have to work out (or have some regular exercise) if you don't already. Walking around the block is good, but preferably you want to do something that will exert your body and challenge you. That will release testosterone in your system, and get you rise up and work for the things you love. Working out is great if you can find a cool gym nearby, it will also help you to socialize. Doing those things for a while will improve your sleep immensely. And when we eat, sleep and exercise well, everything else gets much much easier. If you are feeling in the dumps mentally, avoid social media like the devil. It's a tool for hypernormalization, where any opinions or looks that are not accepted by the current ideology, will be ostracized, ridiculed, or downright attacked. You don't want to be exposed to that when you are still forming your personality. Be yourself, that's much more important than falling in line just to be accepted. Social media has also been linked to severe depression and radicalization (ever seen a friend join Twitter and all of a sudden he's an angry activist?). Stay away from pr0n too, that will completely wreck your dopamine receptors. The kinds of thoughts you have also have a huge impact on the kind of experience/existence you lead. As an example, if you believe you are fucked up, you will behave in a way that will make that a reality. If however, you twist that belief into "I'm going through a hard moment now and I will get out of it stronger on the other side, no matter what", that's much more productive and will lead you to better results. Write that on the wall to remind you several times a day if you need to. Meditation helps a ton to keep the mind clear. @Mark Karhan You are a great guy, very smart and you have a sharp mind. Use this opportunity to find yourself, and become someone you will love Know that you are not alone and let us know here how you feel!
  2. I'm now a Principal Environment Artist at Lightspeed LA (updated the board to reflect it). Last time I started a new job was 10 years ago, this is very exciting!
  3. Anyone watched this? One of the most badass things I ever watched! it brings to the surface some deep rooted memories of experiences our ancestors had to go through so we could be here today
  4. Great progress! Are you using the full range for the lighting? There's an option to unlock the full range: You could make this pop even more by using physical lighting values, so you would have a bigger range of values between bright and dark areas (right now the values look a bit clamped in the middle :)) (Here's a great start for physical lighting, if you have trouble setting this up let me know and I can give you some pointers, the information unfortunately is all over the place for this)
  5. Yeah, I got a Series X + 3 years of game pass (did that trick of buying 3 years of Live Gold at Costco then converting to gamepass for 1 dollar ). Amazing deal. As for the game, while the gameplay is solid it felt similar to other games I played before. I had a hard time getting immersed too... the initial environments looked very kitbashed and unbelievable. With so many other quality games to play, I just preferred to play something else Definitely give it a try if you are interested though, it's really impressive what the team accomplished!
  6. Need 106 more points... time to flood the forum!1
  7. I'm glad to hear they were successful! Awesome to see indies doing great They surely put a ton of work in the game. I gave it a spin and it just didn't click for me
  8. Blackdog, your posts fill me enthusiasm, you deserve the badge Nice work!
  9. I watched about 1 minute of the trailer and was sold already. Doesn't look like a nostalgia fest (ala Disney Star Wars) but a proper reboot/continuation/expansion Looking forward to seeing where they will take this, lots of potential!
  10. I really hope I'm wrong, but there's a high chance it's gonna be just a nostalgic watered down remix of the old movies, like every other reboot these days
  11. Looks fun as hell Gimme!
  12. Quake Enhanced is the shit! Playing it on Xbox now, and yes, it works super well with a gamepad
  13. Glad to hear you find some peace and happiness my man Enjoy!!
  14. I recently got into comics again when I got the Jodorowsky/Moebius bundle on Humble bundle. IPad + YACReader is an amazing setup, very easy to use and everything looks so crisp! I'm now going over the complete X-Men Age of Apocalypse. It's been a blast to go over this in one go... very dark and gloomy series, love it The art is very hit or miss, some stories look awesome, while others look like something out of Deviant art But the writing is very consistent and top notch all around! And great news: There's a new Spawn series coming out next week, the first one since the original series debuted almost 30 years ago Pre-orders already broke half a million. Incredible to see Todd McFarlane dominating even after all these years
  15. Can't stop posting... need to hit grandmaster!!
  16. You guys need to post harder... gotta grind those Mapcore badges to earn some respect
  17. Don't meant to hijack the thread but here's the Nightwatch .wad, some great old school goodness in there https://gamebanana.com/mods/6735
  18. I was having horrible back pains from my old mattress and in a moment of desperation and desire to fix the problem I took a huge gamble and paid a shit ton of money for a fancy Tempurpedic memory foam mattress. According to reviews it was supposed to be the second coming of Christ, the one amazing mattress that will give you 15 years of perfect sleep... But turns out I really hate the memory foam feel and after a few months it started to give me different kinds of pains. In the end I had to spend another $400 for a latex mattress topper to make it feel more like a normal mattress, which completely defeats the purpose of the damn mattress... (besides, memory foam really sucks for making love) If I could go back in time I would just buy a regular Ikea mattress (like the one I had before that lasted 9 great years), and invested on a high quality mattress topper to control how firm/soft it is. Oh well, now I know a lot about mattresses at least. If you are shopping and need some pointers hit me up and I can give you a quick rundown
  19. Minos

    Prime [Wingman]

    Nice stuff, the ivy looks great I prefer the more saturated green from the previous screenshots, but last ones look pretty cool too!
  20. Had an urge to watch a monster movie and ran into this UK version of Gamera (1995) that adds techno to key scenes. Makes the movie even better and more epic Impressive city models on this one, and the pacing is very good. Just got the Bluray set with the 90s trilogy, looking forward to watching the next ones Great fun! 8/10
  21. Minos


    Still virgin Even watched Jodorowsky's Dune the other day to get my body ready
  22. So fucking good Robert briscoe has some great stuff on his site too: https://littlelostpoly.com/nuclear-dawn
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