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Gaming General / Mobile games you play and enjoy
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:47:02 PM »

Based on all this immortal nonsense, I want to know what games you play, and how they are different, or the same as what you play on a real computer/console.

For me I have paid money (from a voucher) for the Rockstar pack.  This is GTA3, VC, SA, China Town Wars, LCS, Max Payne, Bully.  This represents a bunch of games I've played to death on PC, and some I had never had access to before.  However its difficult to find time to do it properly and the controls and screen aren't ideal.

I also bought The Talos Principle on ios.  Loved that game, haven't done much in iOS yet.
Also bought Bridge Constructor Portal which I don't have on PC yet.  I haven't got into this much.

Then there is the stuff I got as free apps, but am addicted to:

Hill Climb Racing 2: Physics based driving game, upgrade cars, race against ghost cars of other people.  I've played this mostly every day for over a year.  I enjoy the skill and buy/upgrade it all.    Have not spent a cent in it.

Mini Golf King: a PVP game, you put in virtual cash to play a game, winner takes all. If you aren't careful you have no cash and can't play more.  Upgrade your kit with time, has good social elements.  Skill and luck are required to play.

More recently got into another golf one "Golf Battle", its different and "Merge Plane" an idle game.

I've tried lots of things, but most get trashed.

General Discussion / My first trip to Europe!
« on: October 29, 2018, 05:34:53 PM »
I haven't been to Europe yet, but I'm going to be able to change that with a work trip .. next February in the middle of winter!  I need to be in Brussels for the week 18-22.    I've heard its a pretty big week so after this it will be heading straight home.  I'm looking to see what I can possibly do before this.

I do have some constraints of not too much time/money, but I don't want to just head over and back without a little detour which is actually encouraged.

At this point I haven't booked any flights/trains etc so that's all possibilities! I'm gutted I can't do this properly, but I need to make the most of it ..

So, what would you recommend I do on the way to Brussels?  I've heard some people fly to London, then get the Eurostar over.  I've always wanted to go to the UK.    I'm going to have close to 24 hours flying just to get that far ..

GIVE ME YOUR SUGGESTIONS! :D If you are local and want to catch up, let me know. I've met a few forumites here (Icebird, Plank), Aussie (Paradox, Shivan, Grogs) and the US (Frolf and DariusTriplet).

Movies & TV / Doctor Who
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:39:19 PM »
Anyone else watching?  Its on here tonight ..

Gaming General / My plans for a weekend of gaming
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:19:24 PM »
This weekend, the whole weekend I'm by myself.  Wife and kids are having a holiday, and they are home late Saturday next weekend, so I need to make the most of this time. 

I've chosen a GTA marathon!
Once I'm home soon on Friday night, I'll get some food, fire up GTA 3 and work to 100%, get some sleep when I need, food/drink/taking care of myself when I need, but working through that, then onto Vice City.

Both of those I've completed 100% before, but not for quite some time, so I've probably forgotten the finer points of it  If I have time I'll fire up San Andreas which I got close to 100% but didn't finish it off.  Hopefully I can do so!  I was reading about people doing this, I won't record/stream like them, just for my own amusement.  I'm not sure when my next weekend like this might be.

I'm going to take care of myself, make sure I have a good sleep and get to work on Monday, apart from that, I'm going to have a lot of fun on the weekend!

Gaming General / Fucking computers ...
« on: September 26, 2018, 06:34:07 AM »
This year hasn't been good in a number of ways, but just in terms of computer stuff, something was going horribly wrong, i had to spend a bit of time, ended up reinstalling Windows 7, going back to 10 and not quite doing it right and had some dramas there.

after the steam sale, my RAM had some issues, some months later i finally try to fix it, and the physical switch that tells the computer to turn on, came out of the wires that go to the motherboard .. fuck

anyway, i see someone had a good idea, swap the reset and power jumpers on the MOBO, that did it, then an hour or so fluffing around in RAM, not understanding channels etc. I see this MEMOK thing, that gets it to go.

now its after boot media .. grr

i just want to play some fucking games, and not on a 12 year old desktop, or a laptop which can do some things but overheats to hell

Other Tech Toys / Are you a bot (not for actual GO members)
« on: August 27, 2018, 11:14:54 PM »
If you are a bot, you should post your bullshit here instead.


Gaming General / New AAA games on their own publishers platforms
« on: August 08, 2018, 04:51:37 PM »
Well I read that Fallout 76 will be on the Bethesda Launcher, not on Steam.  Fortnite apparently has done well,  I hear CoD 4 will be Battlenet only etc.  I can understand a few reasons for this but it is a bit frustrating too.

I've also read talk about when gaming moves to a Netflix type model, pay a monthly subscription(s) and have a licence to play game(s) for that month vs just buying it.  Might be interesting for some, but at times, knowing its on your account and they can't remove it is nice as well!

Gaming General / Patreon
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:27:28 AM »
Just wondering if anyone out there uses this to help contribute to someone/thing you enjoy?  I think its a pretty cool way to give funds pretty directly to someone you like, and get some extra rewards for it.

I haven't myself, but I see it growing, but luckily people aren't locking the base stuff behind it, more optional extra stuff

Gaming General / Serious sam 4 teaser finally!
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:07:36 AM »

Iím excited, visually it looks an improvement bit of course 7 years since last major game. Not sure my pc will run it!

Movies & TV / Stranger Things
« on: March 07, 2018, 05:00:37 PM »
So got into this recently.  Currently got just the final of season two left now.  Enjoying watching an 80s show I couldn't have watched in the 80s (i was born 81).  I found that Lost Sister episode terrible, especially following the previous cliffhanger.

I'm enjoying Hopper just knock everyone out.  I hope the finale is 11 holding the shadow monster still, while hopper just punches it out.

PCs / Any good freeware backup tools?
« on: March 07, 2018, 02:21:43 PM »

With my recent issues, its highlighted a few areas I've been complacent.  I'm thinking at the moment its just one drive with Windows giving me grief, but there is a lot of stuff I don't want to lose on there.  Working on copying that off is another issue.  I'm aware that SSDs will one day die and thats it.

With all this in mind, is there a good freeware tool that can backup certain folders, keep them up to date in different hard drives, maybe a cloud copy too?  So if one source goes down, there are some other options. 

The Argument Chamber / TPPA
« on: February 28, 2018, 02:15:26 PM »
Remember that thing Trump hated and got out of?  Well the other 11 countries are still going ahead, basically parked the things only the US wanted.  Now I hear Trump is talking about possibly rejoining/renegotiating lol

I'm sure they would like better access to the US, but they won't just bend over backward to make it all one way.

General Discussion / Do you drive with one foot or two?
« on: February 28, 2018, 03:46:54 AM »
I drive with two feet. Right gas. Left brake.

My wife is really against it and says she doesnít feel safe. For me itís in muscle memory. She is worried Iíd press both pedals at the same time. I read that newer cars would detect it and cut power to the engine.

I wanted to know what you do and why.

I mentioned if I change, I need to unlearn something, relearn and thatís not the safest in the meantime

Gaming General / Your newest games
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:10:00 PM »
I thought we could have a thread to say "Hey I just picked up this game".

I picked up a few from the Xmas sale and some money I got.
Bulletstorm (new version), really enjoyed the last one, this one has the option of Duke Nukem as a playable character, and steam achieves.
CoD MW4 Remastered.  Again .. an old game I enjoyed with some achievements etc
Serious Sam Bogus Detour.  It has Serious Sam in the title :P and achieves.
Omegaland.  This looks fun and was cheap
Plantera: same as above

Movies & TV / Last Jedi thoughts with spoilers
« on: December 19, 2017, 03:00:54 PM »
No thread yet, I'm sure most of us have seen this already.  I saw some talking on Facebook.

A few thoughts I had from my first and so far only viewing:

It seemed to go on a lot longer than I expected
There were a number of plot twist I didn't see coming
Diversity everywhere, this is very much a 2017 movie
Lots of character development
Maybe more humour than normal? There were a few times a bunch of people in the laughed out loud.
Only a few space battles or lightsabre action, but less than some others surely.
At least one kid did a WOOOOOAH moment when the rebel ship jumped and ripped through the other one.
Those penguin things are the new wookies?

Apart from some thoughts of .. "ok, they must be wrapping it up here, then, nope its still going!" I enjoyed it.

I have MANY questions, but I'm sure quite a few of you who know things outside the main movies will understand all the backstory.

I have seen headlines about controversy, but I haven't bothered to read it.  No Jar Jar, no cruddy teen romance.  Overall a pass from me.

I'm not sure how it will be with a 2nd or subsequent viewing.

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