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Gaming General / Re: Fucking computers ...
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:15:08 PM »
Push power button, I get a long beep, 3 short beeps.  Nothing on screen.  Trying to reset bios ..

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Gaming General / Re: Fucking computers ...
« on: December 16, 2018, 02:13:04 PM »
I got a $100 credit at a place that sells tech.  Used it to get a new SSD.  I put that in to the computer on Saturday morning, was installing Windows .. then something looked odd.  I then realised I was installing XP .. not Windows 7 .. shit 

no biggy, just get the 7 DVD and start over.    I noticed there was an I/O level up option, sata or usb3 option (8 year old MOBO). Anyway, i switched the option .. restarted and now the mobo is beeping at me and I ran out of time to fix it ..

shit

moral of the story ... fucking computers .. gaaa

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Just curious how many of you had this in the past, or are still into it now?

I had a decent collection in my childhood which I still have at my dad's house. I haven't shown it to my kids yet as I dont' want it trashed. 

For fathers day I was given a new bucket of bricks for myself and the girls. I put together a few bits and gauged how constructive or destructive they were.  They had a lot of fun and generally were better than I expected.

I managed to get a set for free recently and built it with my 5 year old who surprised me with her level of concentration.  I helped her to find bits and we did it together. Once it was built they have been quite good.  Of course some looser bits come off, but they tell me and we put it back on.  It doesn't get thrown around. 

It DID end up in the rubbish bin at one point, but that was a misunderstanding with my 3 year old.  I was trying to tell her to get some half eaten food and put that in the bin.  The food was still on the table.  I managed to rescue the lego and it wasn't dirty  :o

I've now bought a rather large model for Christmas time and feel the Lego bug has bitten me again big time.   https://brickset.com/sets/42078-1/Mack-Anthem  I'm thinking about getting my old stuff moved here when I can too.

I was also thinking about why I stopped in the first place.  I remember being told as a kid, that kids hit a certain point and "stopped playing with toys".  Also there was different times, when everything was fun and everyone wanted it.  Then later the peer pressure if you admitted you had LEGO you were basically a lepper. 

I compared that to my time gaming where I've never stopped and thought "I'm too old to play games on my computer now".  I remember a surfer type guy in my university hostel making a comment "you play games? thats just not cool man" but at that point I wrote him off as someone i'd be generally friendly to, but try not to interact with again.

I guess as an adult I will be using it differently than before, but since I have kids I'll be "playing" with it when its built.

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Diablo 3 / Re: D3 on PS4
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:18:59 PM »
My point is more that even though the game works on the PC it was primarily designed for the console.

*gets off your lawn*, however that comment above has been salt in the wound since May 2012. Imagine how a Blizzard North Diablo3 might have been where there might have been monsters with immunities.  No more get higher DPS and take them out.

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Diablo 3 / Re: D3 on PS4
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:53:33 PM »
So it looks nice, plays nice, but the underlying game is do a tonne of damage, and the next patch will add an extra 0.  This means with patches/gear creep you can then do a few higher paragons and Greater rift levels than before.

I was trying to find things to keep my interest up, cubing all the uniques, getting achievements but I've got myself maxed on game_burnout 1 at the moment.

I have been watching a LOT more people running Diablo2 though on Youtube ..

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Gaming General / Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
« on: December 09, 2018, 04:49:27 PM »
As well as the sales already up to 50% off, I see they are now offering the start of the game as a demo and you can pick up your progress when you buy.  I haven't seen this before in the series.  Wondering if sales are bad after the initial silliness of preorders. 

At this rate I'll wait for game + DLC at an even greater amount.  That and not sure how long till PC will go again ..

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Gaming General / Re: Fucking computers ...
« on: December 08, 2018, 03:54:52 AM »
So tonight computer slows down and restarts and makes rAM noises again.

Shit... I turn it off. A bit later it is fine. Till it tries to boot the os and goes to repair mode.

I remember I made a system restore point after my previous bad experience.  But this now canít fucking find it.

Fml. Too late at night to deal with this

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Gaming General / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:31:24 PM »
Got an Ohm rune last night to move me 1/8th closer to a Ber for Beast ..

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Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: November 26, 2018, 05:03:46 PM »
my only grinding was for achievements.  I felt satisfied to have done it all and seen it all, then I didn't want to do it again :P

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Gaming General / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: November 26, 2018, 02:14:55 PM »
I got a paladin to finish normal last night. He will one day use multi auras

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Gaming General / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:01:41 PM »
I fired it up as well.  I found I had 2 characters in normal with my uber levelling gear.  A paladin who one day wants to have multi auras was pushed through Diablo and is leveling in act 5 before the ancients now.  A druid who will use Armageddon finished the 2nd half of act 2.

and GG on the stormspire.  As you say, for someone who was around in the 1.09 days, that will ALWAYS be extra special to read on the ground.  The fact it is now one of the most unusable TC87s .. that's something else ;)  Just hope you don't mull over the fact it could have been something better

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: November 21, 2018, 02:59:01 PM »
Getting ready to start my Red Dead journey. Picked it up for $1.99 at Gamestop for the PS3.

i'm part tempted to see if i can pick it up cheap for 360.  I got one years ago for rockband

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Gaming General / Re: PS4 Games
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:36:10 PM »
Personally if I got a console, I'd only do it for stuff that isn't out on PC and won't be.  Sure sometimes an awful PC port comes out, but one of the only things I'd be tempted to get is Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2.

I'm very grumpy thats the only way we can see it, and also that they aren't doing a GTA 6 (yet).

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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: November 18, 2018, 09:30:06 PM »
I blame Tim.

He goaded me to play Rise of the Tomb Raider in Extreme Survivor Mode.  Just finished it.  Don't do it, not that I am really worried that you would.  The game play was a bit tougher than Survivor Mode.  The annoying thing is that if you die you go back to your last campfire.  For the most part this is not that big of a deal.  There are a couple points though were you have a long quest, followed by a battle, followed by hard jumping or quick time events.  It is the last thing that is miserable.  Screw that up and you have to go back to the beginning are do the whole thing again.  The biggest pain as the final battle which ends with some quick time events against the boss Konstantine.  I did that several times.  I got really good at defeating the helicopter.

Well I am done with Tomb Raider until the next one comes out in September.  Can't wait for that one.

Oh...another annoying side affect is that my Steam Profile was using the rare achievement display.  It would showcase the rarest achievements that you have done.  Because I did this all my achievements that are showing up there are for Rise of the Tomb Raider.  For what it is worth, the only 0.7% of players have the Extreme Survivor Mode achievement.  Gone are the other fun ones I had, like Zombie Chopper from HL2.  Ah well.  I need a new showcase (again, not that anyone ever looks at those things).

I blame Sssith for inspring me.  I'm up to the helicopter bit, but I've only had one failed attempt so far.  I've pretty much done 100% of everything else apart from some baba yaga documents.  I think I'll see if I can get some last upgrades.  I know I'm not too far off, and like Sssith, not looking forward to the QTE which got me in the noob difficulty last time.

I would recommend others give it a go.  Dying at a jumping puzzle or combat and having to go back to the campfire does suck but I've got this far.


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Gaming General / Re: Mobile games you play and enjoy
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:04:00 PM »
So I've seen a few things so far even though we mostly share a love of the same game (at one point in time)
1) Not all of us game on mobile
2) We are all into different things
3) Not one of us is into a Diablo clone on mobile  ..

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