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  • Downsizing My Monster PC into A Small Case Was Nearly Impossible | Build Video!

    25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com – 60% off coupon for hardware: MOVING Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com This was an insanely difficult build… not for the reasons you’re probably thinking about… but for what I wanted… it was nearly impossible, but I kinda made it happen. Part List: Case: Cooler Master Silencio S400: www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Sound-Dampening-Sound-Dampened-Reversible/dp/B07STP8MYP?tag=teksynd-20 MY CPU: Ryzen R9 5950X: www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-5950X-32-Thread-Processor/dp/B0815Y8J9N?tag=teksynd-20 I ordered this motherboard: www.amazon.com/MSI-MAG-B550M-Motherboard-Processors/dp/B089CSPTRH?tag=teksynd-20 But I got this one somehow (MSI MAG B550M Mortar WiFi Gaming Motherboard): www.amazon.com/MSI-MAG-B550M-Motherboard-Processors/dp/B089CLTLDN?tag=teksynd-20 GPU – ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti OC: www.amazon.com/ASUS-Graphics-DisplayPort-Military-Grade-Certification/dp/B096L3GLYS?tag=teksynd-20 Memory/RAM – Corsair Vengeance RGB 64GB DDR4 3600 mhz: www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-4x16GB-PC4-28800-Desktop/dp/B081BTFN1B?tag=teksynd-20 OS Drive – Sabrent 2TB rocket 4 Plus NVMe: www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Internal-Extreme-Performance-SB-RKT4P-2TB/dp/B08P2CG4JK?tag=teksynd-20 This is over-the-top… the Sabrent Rocket Q 8TB M.2: www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Rocket-Internal-Performance-SB-RKTQ-8TB/dp/B08957PT2K?tag=teksynd-20 HDD – Seagate IronWolf Pro 10TB Nas: www.amazon.com/Seagate-IronWolf-Internal-Attached-Recovery/dp/B085Z423DR?tag=teksynd-20 PSU – SilverStone Technology 1000 Watt Ultra Compat 140mm: www.amazon.com/SilverStone-Technology-Modular-Platinum-ST1200-PTS/dp/B07N4RZRPY?tag=teksynd-20 Case fans – Noctua NF-A12x25 – www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A12x25-PWM-Premium-Quality-Quiet/dp/B07C5VG64V?tag=teksynd-20 Cooling – Alphacool Eisbaer LT240 CPU Water Cooling Kit: www.amazon.com/Alphacool-11445-Eisbaer-LT240-CPU/dp/B072HMR92X?tag=teksynd-20 Sound Card – Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi: www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=Creative+Labs+SB0880+PCIe+Sound+Blaster+X-Fi+Titanium+Sound+Card+&_sacat=0 Audio Interface …

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  • How We Made a Mouse :The Factories, The Process, Etc.

    youtu.be/2BgOWlYoyv8 Store: epicpants.com 60% off Fenek Hardware Coupon Code: MOVING Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com —————————– Several years ago I device to make a mouse… not just to create another product for the shelves, but to understand the process and to meet the people involved. In this video, I talk about the whole process… traveling to China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, etc. We visited a few factories and I’ve been using this mouse ever since. Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] As an Amazon Associate we may earn from qualifying purchases… even though Amazon is ugly.

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  • Don’t Install Windows 98: My Nostalgia Turns to Pain

    youtu.be/vtKvR59PrWQ 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com —————————– Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ How to play dos games (mentioned in the video): Note, you don’t need to manually download Dosbox pure. You can get it inside RetroArch: youtu.be/LRy8brZ7DVc I wasn’t even going to release this… I had such a stressful week thanks to Windows 98… This OS is NOT made for 2022… maybe that’s why it’s not called Windows 2022. This started as a sleeper build, but I decided to mess around with the current hardware for a while. Windows 98 was amazing back in the gaming days… but it’s very difficult to use these days due to it’s age and it’s really difficult to find drivers. However, I… kinda got it working. Check out this video for the whole experience. For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] As an Amazon Associate we may earn from qualifying purchases… even though Amazon is ugly.

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  • The 10 Best Video Game Soundtracks You’ve Never Heard – Chiptune Edition

    youtu.be/DOznQQ7KBTk 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Check out my music: zweihander.com Store: epicpants.com Website: teksyndicate.com —————————– I’m pretty big into video game music… and there’s a LOT of amazing stuff that really doesn’t get much coverage. So, let’s talk about the best chiptunes you’ve never heard of. Here’s the list so you can follow along: Intro 00:00 Explanation of Chiptunes: 02:06 Arumana no Kiseki 04:14 Akumajou Densetsu 05:16 Brandish 2 07:42 Xenon (PC-9801) 09:32 The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall 10:50 Dragon Knight 12:46 Dragon Slayer 14:00 Drakkhen 14:58 Journey to Silius 16:50 Neutopia 19:00 Rise of the Triad 19:50 Shin Megami Tensei (PC-Engine) 21:50 Soldier Blade 23:03 Super Spacefortress Macross 23:50 Lands of Lore: Throne of Chaos 25:25 Where to download video game music 26:20 Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] As an Amazon Associate we may earn from qualifying purchases… even though Amazon is ugly.

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  • What Are The Perfect Monitor Specs For Gaming?

    youtu.be/I0ul7E30iGk 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com There are too many options in the gaming monitor world… How do you know which specs are right for you? I’m going to make a few videos talking about the various gaming monitors, the specs, and what is best for whom. And for this video, I want to cover what I think is the perfect set of specs for most people. The Viotek GNV32DBE has, what I consider to be, the perfect set of specs for most gamers. This is my second Viotek gaming monitor and I’ve found them to be as good as it gets when it comes to price for what you’re getting. Check them out here: Home landing In this monitor you get: 32″ curved display 2560×1440 165 Hz Freesync/G-Sync 5ms Inputs: DP 1.2 (2 of these), HDMI 2.0, and USB Output: 3.5 mm audio —————————– Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] As an Amazon …

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  • What’s The Most Important Controller Ever Made?

    youtu.be/s7OXuODW45k 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com First, here’s the king of controller designs: I really love controllers. I used to pretend to only use mouse and keyboard, but the truth is: I use all these controllers on my PC. I’m constantly thinking about the ways we interface with our games… In the last video, I discussed what I think is the king of controller designs: The PlayStation Dual Shock and the Xbox-style controllers. These are basically the layout used by all modern games on all modern systems… they are a distillation, if you will. But, how did we get to this design? In this video, I discuss the elements that got us here and the innovations that gave us what we have now. I’ll check out the NES, SNES, DualShock 1, Xbox, and several other controllers and narrow it all down to what I’m calling, “The most important controller ever made.” —————————– Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship …

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  • How to Make Windows 10 & 11 More Like Windows 7

    youtu.be/fe9ulmZmq0E 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com Remember when you could press start and be presented with tons of useful stuff? The start menus are mostly full of nonsense these days. So, we’ll fix that up. Also, getting from the sound icon to the old sound control panel is a very difficult affair… but we’ll fix that too. Lastly, we will improve the windows file explorer. Here’s the links: Open Shell: github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu Open Shell Windows 7 Start Button: www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3207 Ear Trumpet (Microsoft Store App): eartrumpet.app/ Windows 7 icons: www.deviantart.com/nhatpg/art/Big-Windows-7-s-icons-pack-111383821 PNG to ico convertor: icoconvert.com/ TOC: Intro – 00:00 Activate Windows – 00:56 Clean the Taskbar – 02:20 Create a Restore Point – 04:00 Replace the Start Menu – 04:30 Replace the Sound Icon with Eartrumpet – 10:53 Upgrade File Explorer – 14:05 Windows 7 Icons – 17:14 Ending – 21:50 —————————– Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] As an Amazon Associate …

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  • Why We All Miss Windows 7 So Much… Windows 11 is a Mess Compared to This

    youtu.be/WjWouhLJ6h4 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com We didn’t know how good we had it… we figured the OS situation was finally fixed. Windows 7 was it. We had no idea how bad they would mess things up with Windows 8… but oh, god… they showed us. Windows 10 was a massive improvement. It wasn’t quite as easy to navigate when compared to Windows 7, but if felt a bit more like a desktop OS… and then there’s Windows 11. We compare Windows 7’s features and ease of use with Windows 10 and Windows 11. Enjoy and let us know why you miss Windows 7. —————————– Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases

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  • Guns & Video Games… We Need to Talk About America’s Cultural Problems

    youtu.be/cKYZIr1eMQA Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com This gun thing is getting out of hand… and people are blaming video games yet again. This debate has been over for 30 years, but many people continue to demonize out hobby. This video cuts through the nonsense and tries to get to the bottom of the gun problems in America. Here’s some links: Do Violent Video Games Lead to Violence? www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-11-08/no-evidence-violent-video-games-lead-to-real-violence-study www.theguardian.com/games/2020/jul/22/playing-video-games-doesnt-lead-to-violent-behaviour-study-shows royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.171474 —————————– Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases

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  • What I Hate About Souls-Like Games (Elden Ring, Hollow Knight, Bloodborne, Dark Souls, Etc.)

    youtu.be/Cnuoo0Dmp6A 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com —————————– I’ve been told over and over that the Dark Souls and Soulsborne games are “not for everyone.” But there’s something about them that draws me in… there’s a lot to love… broken conventions, struggle, lack of hand-holding, etc. It wasn’t until I was playing Hollow Knight that I realized exactly what it was about this genre that really turns me off. Check out the video and let me know what you think. Also, PLAY Hollow Knight. It’s amazing. Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases

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  • How to Install TWO Pi-Holes on ONE System

    youtu.be/ov8vb2nztmE 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com We’re going to install pihole on our proxmox box… see that video here: This tutorial assumes you have already have proxmox installed and are ready to spin up some machines. Stuff to download: Proxmox (if you haven’t already): www.proxmox.com/ Debian: www.debian.org/ First, install debian or your linux distro of choice. Once you reach the command line… Install Sudo apd install sudo give yourself sudo permissions usermod -aG sudo yourusername Then change your dhcp to static navigate up: cd .. then we need to use nano to edit a file: nano etc/network/interfaces Change DHCP to static (see the video) Follow the video to install pihole Then when you clone your pihole VM you can log in and change the hostname using this command: hostnamectl set-hostname pihole —————————– Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases

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  • $100 Virtualization PC: How I’m Using Proxmox at Home

    youtu.be/191r_mWZ8qM 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com —————————– Proxmox is a linux-based virtualization environment… and it’s awesome. It can run on minimal (or in this case, old) hardware. Here’s what I’m using for it: First, get proxmox: www.proxmox.com/ Then get a computer… I got a Dell Optiplex 9020 like this: www.ebay.com/itm/294370593100 OR maybe a bigger one: www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=Dell+Optiplex+9020+Desktop&_sacat=0 Then I got an Intel i7 4790s: www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313&_nkw=4790s&_sacat=0 You can also upgrade your DDR3, just make sure you don’t get server memory (no ECC ram here). Let me know what you think. Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases

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  • Anno Mutationem is Beautiful, Quirky, & Charming

    youtu.be/mhp7DP_bBec 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com —————————– It’s been a long time since I’ve been into a game like I have been with Anno Mutationem. It’s easily one of the most beautiful games ever made, has an awesome soundtrack, and is dripping with style. The plot may be nonsense, but it’s beautiful nonsense that pulls on your brain. The style isn’t just skin deep. This game has character and it’s characters have character. There’s just character everywhere. The little bits of dialog from NPCs, the homages, and the ridiculous nonsense make this something special. Check out the video to see why I think this is worth playing. Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases

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  • Anime Rendering 101: Best HandBrake Settings Explained – H.265 & Opus

    GET A VPN you scoundrels! teksyndicate.com/pia Anime rendering is VERY serious business… and that is why I have created this video to help you make the highest quality anime renders at the smallest file sizes. I use h.265 for video, opus for audio, and there’s several tricks to maximize quality. A note on opus for audio: Opus is not supported by every player on the market and some users have had issues with mobile viewing. I watch these files on an Android tablet using Jellyfin OR VLC and have never had any issues, but if you are worried, use AAC. Here’s my video on Jellyfin: Get HandBrake here: github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/releases Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] Gallery… GRAIN vs ANIMATION! In the galleries below, I have rendered the anime multiple times using different settings. This should act as a guide, so you can decide which tuning to use. The titles will tell you which preset was used (animation, grain, or none). Hope this helps! Ghost in the Shell 1995 (From the 4k Bluray) Neon Genesis Evangelion (Japanese Bluray)

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  • Retro Gaming Room Tour | Dual CRTs & Old Games!

    youtu.be/M-k_W8bBNNM 25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com —————————– This is a full tour of my retro gaming area including: loads of big box PC games, plenty of other games, TWO CRTs (one Gateway 22″ CRT monitor and one JVC 27″ TV). We’ll cover my controllers, gadgets, MY BOXED COPY OF DEUS EX, audio gear, consoles (mostly the Wii for emulation) and a bunch of other stuff. Check out the video and enjoy the nostalgia. Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases

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  • Elden Ring: An Outsider’s Perspective | I finally get it.

    25% code:TS25 Windows 10 Pro a $16: biitt.ly/cjFl5 Windows 10 Home a $14: biitt.ly/6Fgdj Windows 11 Pro a $22: biitt.ly/uJyPV Office 2021 Pro a $51: biitt.ly/ATC8p Office 2019 Pro a $45: biitt.ly/gUqKp Office 2016 Pro a $27: biitt.ly/Cv10p Store: epicpants.com Music: zweihander.com Website: teksyndicate.com —————————– I got into this business not because I loved hardware above all else, but because I was a gamer. Hardware is just a means to an end. So my first long-form video essay is on Elden Ring, and I think it’s a good topic for many reasons. First, as a newcomer to From Software games, I think my perspective is a little different. Hopefully I can help bridge a gap between the hardcore and the newbies. I had a few great experiences with members of the community… but many toxic experiences. I’ll cover that in the video. Next up, Elden Ring is one of the highest-rated games of all time. I think it’s a great game, but giving it a perfect score is extremely dishonest. I’m curious to know what you think of the video. Discord: discord.gg/vsCxNSD Twitch: www.twitch.tv/midnightdojo/ Twitter: twitter.com/teksyndicate/ For marketing (sponsorship opportunities) inquiries email [email protected] Ask us ANYTHING: [email protected] As an Amazon …

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