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Bula Vinaka
Oct 21, 2020

Beachside!


https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2021/05/11/ps5-stock-shortages-will-continue-into-2022-sony-says

So far we have:

- Coronavirus Supply Chain disruptions
- US/China Trade War
- Drought in Taiwan (chip manufacturers use lots of water for cooling?)

What's going to happen when China invades Taiwan?

This just can't be, computers and TVs and video game consoles are my only friends!

What am I supposed to do now?

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Lobotomy Bob
Jun 13, 2003



Start farming, get ahead of the other shortages.

EorayMel
May 29, 2015

You got the fluffy kitty kitty!


You are correct OP

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015



They’re porting all the games to PS4 anyways.

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
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TSMC is starting to put a lot of factories outside Taiwan from what I hear

Also we're gonna get a bunch more CP2077 debacles where people buy games that were designed for the latest hardware except nobody has been able to upgrade for 2 years

Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009
DON'T BOTHER REPLYING TO ME. I WON'T READ OR COMPREHEND ANY OF IT.


Lobotomy Bob posted:

Start farming, get ahead of the other shortages.

Sadly, my sheep seem to be running amok.

For real though, you can totally raise some small livestock even in apartments. Get on it, thread.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Just play old video games OP, they are better than new poo poo anyways. Hope that helps.

DeadFatDuckFat
Oct 29, 2012

This avatar brought to you by the 'save our dead gay forums' foundation.


Lol if you didn't spend all day monitoring the "Tu Madre" discord posting clown emojis until an rtx 3080 became available for 30 seconds

Meme Poker Party
Sep 1, 2006

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IT'S GIVING ME A FUCKING BONER RIGHT NOW!


Proposal: every time someone attempts to mine, trade, or earnestly discuss crypto, slap them vigorously about the face and confiscate their hardware.


Should help alleviate the hardware shortage and, as a bonus, improve humanity.

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013




I've been hoping for the new Xbox, personally.
It has the same capabilities as the PS5, better subscription service, and doesn't need a drat redesign already like the PS5 is apparently getting.
Plus I don't think Sony's got any exclusives I want.

Still, doesn't mean I'm getting it any time soon I guess.

Sundae
Dec 1, 2005

Wheeeeeee!




Buy a custom PC from a place like CyberpowerPC or one of those other large-but-not-poo poo vendors. They have direct contracts with the part manufacturers and even with their markup will cost you less than the added cost of paying open-market price for a 3000-series GPU. I'm rocking a 3070 and a 5950X thanks to that approach.


quote:

Proposal: every time someone attempts to mine, trade, or earnestly discuss crypto, slap them vigorously about the face and confiscate their hardware.


Should help alleviate the hardware shortage and, as a bonus, improve humanity.

This too. In fact, do this first. Skip buying the new hardware and just slap cryptonerds all day every day.

EorayMel
May 29, 2015

You got the fluffy kitty kitty!


Just wait until free reliable PS5 emulators get made OP

DeadFatDuckFat
Oct 29, 2012

This avatar brought to you by the 'save our dead gay forums' foundation.


You might eat a forums ban from slapping Jeffrey though. Unless hes into that

old bean factory
Nov 18, 2006



Sundae posted:

Buy a custom PC from a place like CyberpowerPC or one of those other large-but-not-poo poo vendors. They have direct contracts with the part manufacturers and even with their markup will cost you less than the added cost of paying open-market price for a 3000-series GPU. I'm rocking a 3070 and a 5950X thanks to that approach.


I may have to do this. I am looking to upgrade my CPU anyway, might as well get a complete package. 1060 is getting a bit long in the tooth.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


Bula Vinaka posted:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2021/05/11/ps5-stock-shortages-will-continue-into-2022-sony-says

So far we have:

- Coronavirus Supply Chain disruptions
- US/China Trade War
- Drought in Taiwan (chip manufacturers use lots of water for cooling?)

What's going to happen when China invades Taiwan?

This just can't be, computers and TVs and video game consoles are my only friends!

What am I supposed to do now?

You're forgetting buttcoin mining

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006

What is Dungeons and Dragons?


Look at Tommy Twobucks over here that can afford GPUs during a pandemic

Supreme Allah
Oct 6, 2004

everybody relax, i'm here


Nap Ghost

i heard the PS5 is loud and only dorks like it so lets get you into a Series X friend that'll get the ladies turning heads

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013




Supreme Allah posted:

i heard the PS5 is loud and only dorks like it so lets get you into a Series X friend that'll get the ladies turning heads

T...towards me?

Space Camp fuckup
Aug 2, 2003



Big Beef City posted:

I've been hoping for the new Xbox, personally.
It has the same capabilities as the PS5, better subscription service, and doesn't need a drat redesign already like the PS5 is apparently getting.
Plus I don't think Sony's got any exclusives I want.

Still, doesn't mean I'm getting it any time soon I guess.

There are Twitter accounts that announce when they’re in stock. If you make it so you get a notification when they tweet you have a chance. It took a few tries but I was able to get one after a couple weeks.

GolfHole
Feb 26, 2004



it is foolish to assume that anything at all would improve beyond this point in time

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013




Space Camp fuckup posted:

There are Twitter accounts that announce when they’re in stock. If you make it so you get a notification when they tweet you have a chance. It took a few tries but I was able to get one after a couple weeks.

Yeah, thank you. I've been half-assed doing that (albeit with a Telegram channel that supposed to be good). Just no luck so far. I got as close as getting one into my cart on MS and getting 'out of stock' during the check out process. Eh. It's not urgent, I'm just sorta keeping my ear to the ground kinda.

Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Another rainy day commute





I lucked into a PS5 last December and have so far played exactly one PS5 exclusive game on it, rest are also available on PS4. Also I had to spend $70 on The Show while Xbox folks get it as part of gamepass. Feeling like a real rube having bought it at normal price, can't imagine how somebody who bought one on a scalper's markup feels.

Living on a prayer that my 1080Ti still has a year or two left in it.

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
---------------------------->


Sundae posted:

Buy a custom PC from a place like CyberpowerPC or one of those other large-but-not-poo poo vendors. They have direct contracts with the part manufacturers and even with their markup will cost you less than the added cost of paying open-market price for a 3000-series GPU. I'm rocking a 3070 and a 5950X thanks to that approach.

This is basically my plan. My GPU isn't the only component that's showing its age so I figure I'll just get the whole shebang when I decide enough is enough.

Oddly enough it's my HDD that's holding me back more than my GPU is nowadays, even though I'm still using a 1050 ti 4gb (which remains a loving trooper. With some tinkering I managed to even get CP2077 running in a playable state)

Tom Gorman
Apr 30, 2004

Out here, everything hurts




it is 2025. i have traded my last bushel of grain and the two healthy goats for a nintendo wii.

GABA ghoul
Oct 29, 2011

You're all I think, this thing set troublin


Where are all the chips disappearing? Who is hoarding them? Come here and explain yourself!

Edgar
Sep 9, 2005

Oh my heck!
Oh heavens!
Oh my lord!
OH Sweet meats!

Wedge Regret

I keep missing the restock by an hour and PS5 is sold out. How else will I play the half dozen games they have out for it?

Schweinhund
Oct 23, 2004

                                       


Bula Vinaka posted:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2021/05/11/ps5-stock-shortages-will-continue-into-2022-sony-says

So far we have:

- Coronavirus Supply Chain disruptions
- US/China Trade War
- Drought in Taiwan (chip manufacturers use lots of water for cooling?)

What's going to happen when China invades Taiwan?

This just can't be, computers and TVs and video game consoles are my only friends!

What am I supposed to do now?

try going outside

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Have you considered using your imaaaagination instead of "playing" slave produced vigeodames

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
---------------------------->


Colonel Cancer posted:

Have you considered using your imaaaagination instead of "playing" slave produced vigeodames

yeah i tried that once and it sucked balls

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Fojar38 posted:

yeah i tried that once and it sucked balls

Read a book, fucko

GABA ghoul
Oct 29, 2011

You're all I think, this thing set troublin


It would be funny if there was also a paper shortage at the same time so there wouldn't be any books and all we could do is stare at a blank wall all day for several hours. How long can you stare at a wall uninterrupted? I once pulled off a seven hour stare but I was very high so it doesn't really count. Anyway, post your staring records itt

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

The world has ended, but now I finally have all the time to myself! Time to tug! *Hands fall off*

Meme Poker Party
Sep 1, 2006

THIS NEW AV WILL LET ME POST LIZARD TITS TWICE AS EFFICIENTLY!

IT'S GIVING ME A FUCKING BONER RIGHT NOW!


*Reduced to playing video games on substandard hardware*



Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005


I mean, you dont need alot of power to run PS2, PS1, and SNES emulators.

Meme Poker Party
Sep 1, 2006

THIS NEW AV WILL LET ME POST LIZARD TITS TWICE AS EFFICIENTLY!

IT'S GIVING ME A FUCKING BONER RIGHT NOW!


GABA ghoul posted:

It would be funny if there was also a paper shortage at the same time so there wouldn't be any books and all we could do is stare at a blank wall all day for several hours. How long can you stare at a wall uninterrupted? I once pulled off a seven hour stare but I was very high so it doesn't really count. Anyway, post your staring records itt

Phase 1: Create hardware shortage

Phase 2: Create paper shortage

Phase 3: Create several other shortages

Phase 4: The women of the world are so frickin BORED with nothing to do that one of them will go out with me.

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Phase 3.5 create heteromale shortage by idk sucking their dicks

Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005


Meme Poker Party posted:

Phase 1: Create hardware shortage

Phase 2: Create paper shortage

Phase 3: Create several other shortages

Phase 4: The women of the world are so frickin BORED with nothing to do that one of them will go out with me.

That is my "go-to" answer when someone says " Why would (people/person) do [thing]" in relation to the past.
"Because they were loving bored". No TV, or Radio. Just had lovely candle light inside.

They were goddamn BORED

Meme Poker Party
Sep 1, 2006

THIS NEW AV WILL LET ME POST LIZARD TITS TWICE AS EFFICIENTLY!

IT'S GIVING ME A FUCKING BONER RIGHT NOW!


Johnny Aztec posted:

That is my "go-to" answer when someone says " Why would (people/person) do [thing]" in relation to the past.
"Because they were loving bored". No TV, or Radio. Just had lovely candle light inside.

They were goddamn BORED

"Man, I'm loving BORED! What is something fun I can go do?"

- Alexander the Great

Bananaquiter
Aug 20, 2008

Ron's not here.




ClamdestineBoyster posted:

They’re porting all the games to PS4 anyways.

We just need to drag this out until Spider-Man 2.

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Johnny Aztec
Jan 29, 2005


Meme Poker Party posted:

"Man, I'm loving BORED! What is something fun I can go do?"

- Alexander the Great

I mean, yeah pretty much

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