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  1. Hey all, i hope you are all well and doing good! 🙂 Im sorry ive not been on chatting with you all for a few months, but as i stated back in February, i had just separated from my partner of 20+ years, so was in a weird place back then and was unsure of what i would do going forward, as i had not been on my own for as long as i could remember! So yeah it was a shock to my system to say the least, and as im sure you can appreciate, i was not in a very chatty mood! 😞 Anyway what i did do was lock myself away from the world, and did a bit of soul searching and finding me again, as when you have been in a relationship for that length of time, you tend to lose your own individuality, which i did massively, as my ex was a massive control freak. So what i did is focus on getting me back to me and also learning a lot more about having a YouTube channel and video editing etc etc etc, as i started my channel in about October last year, but by the time i split with my ex in February, i still had no clue what i was doing, as i was learning everything from scratch. Anyway as i said, i took that time out to do a lot of reading and watching tutorial vids, to build up my experience, which im still doing as we speak, but im also getting back out of the flat now too and having a life again, instead of just solely focusing on my channel. So yeah life is better now and hopefully my vids have improved as well, due to all the tricks ive learned along the way lol, although my confidence on screen is still a huge obstacle to overcome, but all in good time, Rome wasn't built in a day was it! 🙂 So yeah, i just wanted to let you guys know why i disappeared for a while, and that im back and will hopefully be chatting everything gaming with you all going forward! 🙂 Speak soon! Woody! 🙂
    4 points
  2. I always thought Conker used a frying pan, not a gun.
    3 points
  3. With YouTube being so overly saturated now it does take a lot more than it used to for you to get discovered on YouTube. With their release of YouTube Shorts though, I myself and also many others that I know who stream and also upload to YouTube have found working both shorts and also longer videos works best to get discovered. So for example, post your usual longer videos like you would normally but try to incorporate in some shorts if you are able to. If you are consistent you will start to notice a difference. I hope that helps 🙂
    3 points
  4. My cat would say "What the fuck are you doing? Get off that fucking computer and pet me. Shit man!!! Every day I watch you space out on that thing and type a bunch of buttons and laugh out loud. Your are scaring me dude!!! You're fucking losing it. I didn't sign up for this shit!!!!!!!" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    3 points
  5. I was going to say Mario as well. I've never seen a game with so many spinoffs. But since you already gave that one, the only other two I can think of would be Zelda and Sonic. They both have so many oddball entries in their franchise that it can't be said that they don't do any kind of spinoff.
    2 points
  6. I can't sleep if it is too hot or too cold in my room. The temperature has to be just right for me to be able to get a good night of sleep.
    2 points
  7. Linux Distros short for Distributions are just different versions of Linux created by other people. Since Linux is an open-source operating system, anyone can make their own version of it and call it whatever they want. Ubuntu for example is a Linux distribution. It uses the same code, but expands upon it to make it their own. Ubuntu has other versions like Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu and a few more. Kubuntu is like Ubuntu but uses a different file system I believe. Xubuntu I think is supposed to be a low resource OS that can run on older hardware and Edubuntu is more geared towards education purposes. There are a ton of different ones out there, Wikipedia has a good list of them, even puts them in their own categories - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions
    2 points
  8. There's a lot of talk about this and that with people building their own PC's. Most of what they're talking about is something I personally have no clue what it is. And I'm sure I'm not the only one. So I'm going to pin this thread and see if it gains much traction. If it does, we'll keep it pinned. If not, we'll let it fall into the depths of the PC forum. The first question is what the hell are peripherals?
    2 points
  9. Batteries don't last forever. They loose thier ability to retain a charge after being charged and depleted so many times. So whilst its true gaming increases the power output of (what I assume is) a laptop making a battery deplete faster, that's not actually the problem.
    2 points
  10. Have we all not experienced this as kids? There was a time I missed school just to stay at home and play. Parents were out of town for a week, I woke up one morning and loaded the game instead of preparing for school. School called my parents that I was absent and I can never forget the discipline I received. That experience still being smiles to my face whenever I remember it.
    2 points
  11. First off, great thread. This could indeed be very helpful. Second, peripherals are simply external devices one attaches and/or connects to a PC (or even a console) to enable specific functions. A keyboard or a mouse are peripherals, a controller is a peripheral. A display, like a TV, monitor or whatever is a peripheral. The remote for your TV or cable box is a peripheral. When it comes to building PC's, some more specific advice is required. I'd do what I can for people, but to go though everything I know it would be inconveniently long for all off us. So, I'll offer instead a Q/A style thing on this thread. And not just me, I'm sure others will try thier best to help.. Ask, and I'm sure the community will do our best to answer. The only stupid question is one that's never asked.
    2 points
  12. I am also stoked for a new Golden Axe. I am little concerned since the last time they tried to reboot the franchise we got this; FYI, I have played this and it really is as bad as everyone says it is Still, I feel like keeping my hopes high for this new one.
    2 points
  13. I knew that Balder's Gate 3 would be taking most of the awards, which is absolutely fine since it deserves every one that it got. It was fun watching The Game Awards, but being the Sega fan I am the most hyped I got during the event was when Sega revealed that we're getting a new Golden Axe game as it's been way too long since we got a new one! Plus a 3D Streets of Rage game?! SoR 4 originally was going to be a 3D game, which turned into Fighting Force. Also the announcement of OD got me hyped too!
    2 points
  14. If you're neglecting real life duties because of it.
    2 points
  15. I'm bouncing back and forth between FF8 and RDR2. Two games that I absolutely love. I've been playing the epilogue, trying to get all the challenges done. I have a couple completed, but I still have a lot to do and a lot of stranger missions to finish.
    2 points
  16. In a roundabout way, they have already released a Switch 2 with the Oled. But that’s a matter of opinion as it’s just a slight upgrade to the Switch and not at all a new console. The same could be said for the Lite as well. With a new Switch, (or console of any kind) the have pretty much shot themselves in the foot. There’s not much of anything left for them to do, or even place to go, with the exception of VR. They have released a lot of different consoles since the NES, with only 2 serious flops. Those being the Virtual Boy and Wii U. They have done home consoles, motion control, portable, and now a hybrid between home and portable. So I don’t think a Switch 2 is a realistic option unless it somehow ties in directly with VR in some way. There’s nothing they haven’t already done at least once. So a Switch 2 would have to be some kind of monumental system that would completely revolutionize the gaming industry. Something like how they saved the industry in the 80’s.
    2 points
  17. Debashis

    Heylo!

    Welcome to VGR Reverie! Feels great to see you here! 😄
    2 points
  18. Sounds like me. I only gamble with my life, never my money.
    2 points
  19. Like a fiend. I played it non stop whenever I could. We had family friends that had an Atari with it, Pitfall, Q*Bert, and Pacman. At least those are the ones I remember best. They actually had to get a second TV because we were always playing on the Atari. Frogger is a cherished memory from those days. At the time, that 2 bit was the cutting edge of graphics. That was before Nintendo came out with their 8 bit graphics, and completely changed the game. We were all amazed at how lifelike SMB was. But we still played the hell out of Frogger. The goddamn gators drove me nuts, but at least I could time my jumps however I wanted. Unlike withe the damn cars and trucks. I have to go on their schedule.😡 Ah well. I still kicked ass on it. And I still have it to this day on Atari, among other systems.
    2 points
  20. It looks like Q*Bert fucked Final Fantasy. I'm in!
    2 points
  21. Can't say I've played any of these, with the exception of her mention of the NES version TMNT. But I've heard about several of them, mostly from the Nerd. Especially Cheetahman and the Action 52 cart.
    2 points
  22. Did you really expect anything else? Of course he’s going out of his way to intimidate anyone on the prosecutor’s side. He has most likely put a hit on them, which would explain his rotating door of lawyers leaving him. They don’t want to get their own felony charges themselves, so they abandon ship. And the prosecutors that are on the case right now as I’m typing this aren’t the first prosecutors to take up the case. Also, anyone who thinks he’ll face trial is unfortunately deluding themselves. He won’t be here. He’s going to run away to Russia (or possibly NK) like the little bitch coward that he is. He’ll find one of his Nazi lackeys with a pilot’s license to fly him out of the country. Plus a couple to lick his balls and serve him like slaves on the trip. And whatever country he chooses is going to be a nonextradition country. Or one that he happily drops to his knees, the way he does for Putin. We all know Putin won’t return him to America. Don’t forget that he said he was “in love” with Kimmy. Ivanka will be happy he left the country. She might get an actual break from him raping her. Maybe I’m the only one that thinks this, but it’s the most likely scenario from what I’m seeing.
    2 points
  23. I don't get why people think they can rip off other properties and not expect the companies that made the originals to come back and strike down their games. I noticed that a few people were talking about this game on Youtube but I never watched any of the videos. I'm surprised it took them a bit to get the game removed from the eShop though.
    2 points
  24. You know what, I can't even formulate a thought about this, just watch... Suffice to say, this trailer makes me feel drunk.
    2 points
  25. I can totally picture tech companies creating a touch screen interface for octopuses', but then not waterproof the device. That would be just typical, right?
    2 points
  26. Birds need a beak sensor and brain chip because their feet are not dexterous enough to type. Also, they are not great with human languages. Most devices have a very heavy bias towards human users. It's a huge gate that other species can't cross well. Even very dexterous animals struggle. Octopuses are considered to be one of the best animals at creative problem solving and yet not one can even send a gibberish text message, let alone learn English! Android needs to push native support for bird song voice input if they really want to talk about "accessibility" to the bird community. Samsung should invest in deep-sea devices for the octopus community. Apple will be pressured to follow, I think. Microsoft could use this opportunity to make their tablet-focused OSes fill at least an additional niche and become relevant more in the way they seem to want to.
    2 points
  27. Kyng

    Last Game Played

    Banished. Re-installed this after a few months away, and started a new game on the highest difficulty settings. I didn't build enough houses for my people before winter - and then, they all just froze to death. Maybe I should try on a slightly lower difficulty next time!
    2 points
  28. Shagger

    No to a genre?

    I'm not sure if this counts as a genre, but I do avoid the "Soulsborne" type games as much as possible. The closest thing I've played to such a game that I've actually liked is Jedi: Fallen Order. I've long since accepted that, despite loving RPG's and 3rd person action/adventure games, the "Soulborne" just aren't made for me. I hate thier gameplay tropes, like no pausing (And that really is ridiculous in a single play game) and the sluggish combat. I hate the way they look, it the same dreary, demon underworld cliché every time. But most of all, I hate the trial and error philosophy behind the so-called "challenge". There're not hard games, merely cryptic ones loaded with beginners traps and cheap enemy AI that prays on one's natural instincts as a gamer rather than combat your techniques and strategies in a natural way.
    2 points
  29. NightmareFarm

    Im back

    Hows it going guys? What games have you been playing this past year?
    2 points
  30. I've never played any of these games, but I know a lot of you have, so I thought this video would spark some lively conversation.
    2 points
  31. This is something I have always had an issue with, not so much with single player games that are offline and you play on your own, if you want to cheat in a single player mode, go for it. It's not bothering me and will not affect others only you. When it comes to online multiplayer and playing with others, that is where I draw the line to be honest. If you are cheating you are ruining the game for others who are playing as well and that makes it less enjoyable for others. I am glad to see that some game developers take this very seriously but I do feel more need to take it more seriously.
    2 points
  32. lol. So like when the potato is about to kill someone, the jaws music starts playing in the background? That'd be a hilarious touch...
    2 points
  33. This sounds pretty amazing and something I see being a wave of the future of gaming. A volunteer based modding community TESRenewal is working on a major project called Skyblivion that will add the entirety of the game ES Oblivion, map and quests, into the Skyrim and Skyrim SE versions. They say it won't be released for a couple of years, maybe 2025 and looks to be for PC only. This is something very unique and I think it may spur more communities to get involved with mods of older games to integrate into newer sequels. Wow!!!! They are also looking for volunteers who have development skills. I'm sure this is very exciting for fans of the series. https://skyblivion.com
    2 points
  34. Hello everyone, my name is Anders. I created an account on this forum a little over two years ago, made a few posts, and then frankly kind of forgot about the whole thing. Well, I just logged back in, and it seems I never made an introduction. I am 30 years old, live in Norway, and have played video games for as long as I can remember. I love pretty much everything about gaming, from playing new games, to collecting old games and hardware. I'm also an avid photography enthusiast, both analog and digital, and I also dabble in playing both guitar and bass. Looking forward to getting to know you guys!
    2 points
  35. An update on this deal, or perhaps no deal. The UK's business watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (The CMA) has sensationally blocked the proposed merger between Xbox and Activision-Blizzard. The CMA were concerned over how this move would affect innovation and competition going forward into a future of cloud based gaming. Read the full brief on the the UK Government Website. Basically, the CMA feel Microsoft have such a head start in the field of cloud gaming through Gamepass that having control of Activision-Blizzard on top of what they already have would make it difficult for other companies to compete in that market, leading to Microsoft lagging innovation in this market to better the consumer. Difficult to argue against those points, I suppose. As you might imagine, Microsoft and Activision are not pleased. Responding in a statement, Microsoft president Brad Smith said; “We remain fully committed to this acquisition and will appeal. The CMA’s decision rejects a pragmatic path to address competition concerns and discourages technology innovation and investment in the United Kingdom. We have already signed contracts to make Activision Blizzard’s popular games available on 150 million more devices, and we remain committed to reinforcing these agreements through regulatory remedies. We’re especially disappointed that after lengthy deliberations, this decision appears to reflect a flawed understanding of this market and the way the relevant cloud technology actually works.” An Activision Blizzard spokesperson was even more savage; “The CMA’s report contradicts the ambitions of the U.K. to become an attractive country to build technology businesses,” it said. “We will work aggressively with Microsoft to reverse this on appeal. The report’s conclusions are a disservice to U.K. citizens, who face increasingly dire economic prospects. We will reassess our growth plans for the U.K. Global innovators large and small will take note that - despite all its rhetoric - the U.K. is clearly closed for business.” (Both Quotes found on Polygon) So whilst there will almost certainly be an appeal, the history of the CMA does not bode well for Xbox and Activision-Blizzard for that working in thier favour as appeals to the CMA tend to get rejected. And if what the CMA have said in thier statement is true and they have worked with the parties involved to try and alleviate those concerns and yet they still came to this conclusion, it seems unlikely that there is anything that Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard can say now to change thier mind. I wouldn't say the deal is dead, but there is no point sugar coating this, this is a disaster for Xbox and Activision-Blizzard.
    2 points
  36. Hatred is a good example of the games they want to ban. The only place it's even available anymore is on Steam, as it's been deemed "too violent" by the masses, and as someone who plays the game, I can definitely see why. All that said, the world has become so pussy whipped, that anything that isn't all sunshine and roses is going to have a huge amount of power hungry assholes with a superiority complex that think their opinion matters and should be taken as gospel. Manhunt may get made, but don't count on any kind of official release. There's a small chance that it could be "accidentally leaked" by someone at Rockstar. But that's nothing more than wishful thinking if you ask me. The following is from Wikipedia: On July 28, 2004, the game was linked to the murder of 14-year-old Stefan Pakeerah by his 17-year-old friend Warren Leblanc in Leicestershire, England. Initial media reports claimed that police had found a copy of the game in Leblanc's bedroom. Giselle and Patrick Pakeerah, the victim's parents, claimed that the game had influenced LeBlanc and played a role in the murder. The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers' Association (ELSPA) offered sympathy to the Pakeerah family but rejected any connection between the game and the murder. ELSPA also noted that the game was rated 18 by the British Board of Film Classification and was not intended for minors. Due to controversy, the game was removed from shelves by some vendors, including Game and Dixons. In response, Rockstar reiterated that it was intended for adults and denied any link to the murder. Media speculation of a potential ban on the game increased demand for it at physical and online retailers. Giselle Pakeerah stated her disappointment over the increased interest in the game. On July 30, 2004, American attorney Jack Thompson, an advocate against violence in video games, claimed to have warned Rockstar prior to the game's release that it could inspire copycat killings. On August 2, 2004, it was reported that the Pakeerahs had hired Thompson to represent them in a £50 million wrongful death claim against Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Rockstar Games. That day, the police officially denied any link between the game and the murder, citing drug-related robbery as the motive and revealing that the game had been found in Pakeerah's bedroom, not Leblanc's as originally reported. The presiding judge placed sole responsibility with Leblanc after sentencing him to life. The Pakeerahs' case against SCE and Rockstar was dropped soon thereafter. There was renewed controversy after the announcement of Manhunt 2 in February 2007, with the Pakeerahs condemning its release. Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive issued a statement that "the Judge, defense, prosecution and Leicester police" in the case had refuted any connection to the game. Jack Thompson unsuccessfully attempted to have Manhunt 2 banned, claiming that Take-Two had lied about the incident and that police were incorrect in asserting the game had belonged to Pakeerah. If you're hoping for another release, expect a shitload of backlash and fight against the game. With the graphical capabilities that we have now, the game would be deemed more violent and brutal than ever. There would be a full on war against it. So fiscally speaking, it wouldn't be a good thing for Rockstar or Take-Two to try releasing another one in the franchise. At least not until people regrow a god damn backbone.
    2 points
  37. I feel that what @Reality vs Adventure has described is muscle memory and getting to know game controls. As for weather gaming can help with memory issues, I can see it, but I don't know for sure. And even if if does, I doubt it's a better alternative to reading and metal exercise.
    2 points
  38. I wouldn't say it is the best console ever from Nintendo as that I believe is the NES and it will take a lot to beat that. I do believe in terms of gaming now it is more convenient and does give gamers another option for a game console over the others that are on the market but at the moment, I do not think it is the best Nintendo console yet.
    2 points
  39. Cuphead is a BITCH. I've been playing and replaying it, and have never even made it past the first stage. It's a great game, and I absolutely love the graphics, but DAMN IT'S HARD. Just to note, the reason I love the graphics so much is because they're the style of the cartoons I watched as a kid. Those were the REAL cartoons. Not this Teen Titans and Spongebob bullshit.
    2 points
  40. An oxymoron written by a treasonous moron.
    2 points
  41. Of the 3 channels I have (two of which are several years old) it's pure luck if you gain any kind of following. One channel I have is nothing more than my YouTube account. I uploaded a couple videos just for the hell of it. The other is just a bunch of rants and goofy stories from my past. The third, is a gaming channel that @Rain Dew and I both run together. We're not looking for any kind of following, we just do it for fun. If we start getting subscribers, great. If not, oh freaking well.
    2 points
  42. It's funny how people compare this game with Sekiro. On the one hand you have a golden treasure one of the best games of all time with the best combat ever created and an awesome art direction and music (Sekiro) and on the other hand (this game) you have a luckluster effort with dogshit level design, terrible art direction/graphics and bad bosses
    2 points
  43. Progrumz

    Progrumz

    Hello, all! I am Progrumz, and I have been playing games for nearly thirty years, the vast majority of my life. I gravitate more toward older and more obscure titles. I hope to get to know all of you well. :)
    2 points
  44. Momentarily, it can help to take your mind off things but I don't think it really helps long-term if you don't try to address the root of the problem.
    2 points
  45. I went through a really rough mentally abusive relationship for a while which I was scared to get out of at first due to what had been said to me. I found comfort in playing video games which too my mind away from what I was going through and as much as it didn't get me out of the situation it helped me get through the tough times. I am now happy to say I am out of the situation but I suffer a lot of mental health issues now because of that and even now, gaming is a get away for me when I have bad mental health days.
    2 points
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    2 points
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