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Razer Unleashes The Ultra-Smooth Razer Ironclad Performance Mousepad

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There are a good chunk of people with the discretionary income to spend that kind of money on stuff that makes their ego bigger because they can show it off to friends. There are also people who enjoy gaming competitively and want to have every advantage possible in order to win.
 
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Take it from someone who (in anger) bought the Razer Megasoma for $50. Biggest piece of over-rated marketing bull**** ever. You will not notice a difference between this $60 pad and Razer's own $15 Sphex.
 
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gettin' real here....

Too true! Nevermind reality, nevermind net congestion and ping, nevermind the lint on the optics, nevermind the hangover, nevermind the greasy fingerprints, nevermind the....

...I lost that match because of my stinkin' cheap mouse-pad!

...There are also people who enjoy gaming competitively and want to have every advantage possible in order to win.
 
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Competitive gaming is a game of bottlenecks. You need to have every component that relates to the game not bottleneck your skill so that you are the bottleneck. If your system bottlenecks you, then you're not as good as you could be. Also, a nice mousepad reduces fatigue, and can let you play for longer periods of time.

Same reason why professional athletes buy expensive shoes (and why some do steroids).

On the other hand, wouldn't people rather spend $60 to think they're going to be a better player rather than actually put the effort forth to become better? It's $60, or actual hard work, plus admitting that you suck. And the added benefit is that you get to show off.
 

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Competitive gaming is a game of bottlenecks. You need to have every component that relates to the game not bottleneck your skill so that you are the bottleneck. If your system bottlenecks you, then you're not as good as you could be. Also, a nice mousepad reduces fatigue, and can let you play for longer periods of time.

Same reason why professional athletes buy expensive shoes (and why some do steroids).

On the other hand, wouldn't people rather spend $60 to think they're going to be a better player rather than actually put the effort forth to become better? It's $60, or actual hard work, plus admitting that you suck. And the added benefit is that you get to show off.
If you choose image over truth, your wallet deserves to be raped by the corporations.

You did not make a very compelling case for this product at all. Spend $60, lie to myself and everyone else while supposedly "enhancing" my image (trust me, an expensive pad does not enhance your image at all. It lessens it in fact, especially to anyone with a small amount of common sense.), or be truthful with myself that I may not be as good as I thought, but have $60 extra dollars in my pocket. Not a tough choice to me.
 
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Not trying to convince you to buy it, just giving reasons for people who might. Besides, I wouldn't even own a mousepad if I wasn't at Fry's looking for $40 to spend on money somebody owed me.
 

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Not trying to convince you to buy it, just giving reasons for people who might. Besides, I wouldn't even own a mousepad if I wasn't at Fry's looking for $40 to spend on money somebody owed me.
Wasn't directing my comments at your purchase. $40 is still too much to me, but it's not $60 like this one.