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Everything posted by StaceyPowers

  1. We read a lot about the stresses that esports pros have to endure, which tend to result in a lot of them quitting while fairly young. Do we know much yet about the long-term physical and psychological outcomes? Do esports players have health problems after their careers are over like athletes often do?
  2. Top esports players obviously earn a lot of money, but I have read that a typical salary for those in the mid tier is more like $50,000-$75,000. Considering the sheer amount of time, work and stress that goes into the job, that actually sounds low to me. How do you feel about it?
  3. Is anyone on this forum currently an esports player, or trying to break into it? What do you play, how many hours a day do you put in, and how is it working out for you?
  4. Is anyone here well-acquainted with any professional esports player? If so, have they told you any interesting stories or shared any interesting insights about their job?
  5. If you were going to become a professional esports player, what game would you pick to play? Why would you choose it?
  6. So, I figured out that I can change the color of the DualSense lightbar by connecting the controller to my laptop. But when I reconnect it to PS5, it goes back to its default blue. Does anyone know if there is a way to make it stay a custom colour when using it with PS5?
  7. To those who have more than one gaming platform, how do you decide which platform you will purchase any particular game for (ignoring exclusives, of course)?
  8. Only after being reminded of my dereliction of trailer duty =D The game is from one of the co-creators of Rick and Morty.
  9. Perhaps I should have posted a trailer:
  10. Is there anyone in your life that playing co-op games with is consistently just a frustrating experience? Who is it, and why does it go wrong each time?
  11. When dealing with a tedious/challenging puzzle in a game, how long do you struggle to solve it on your own before you give up and look up the solution online? To be honest, I sometimes give up in mere minutes, especially if it is in a game where I did not sign up to solve puzzles.
  12. Anyone interested in this upcoming game with talking guns? I am very intrigued, though it is not on my main platform.
  13. Are there any actors who star in films or shows that you would like to see doing voice-over work in video games (obviously, it should be someone you haven't heard do so already)? I would pick Josh Holloway.
  14. What makes a side quest fun, compelling and rewarding versus tedious and annoying? To me it is as simple as “please no fetch quests.” And if the payoff involves a little bit of lore or character development/background, that is my favorite reward.
  15. I'm not sure I fully agree with your point. Perhaps this extreme expression of it, but I think video games, like literature or art, can have a transformative effect on individuals and society with their messages. That could add up to significant social change, however indirect.
  16. Ack! So sorry, here it is: https://www.thedailybeast.com/virtual-reality-could-completely-transform-mental-health-if-were-ready-for-it
  17. Agreed. Even I might rethink the situation if they come out with something that weighs next to nothing. But otherwise? No way, lol.
  18. If you have a VR headset, how much time on average do you think you typically use it over the course of a week, a month, etc.? What factors hold you back from using it for longer?
  19. “Some researchers have found [VR] technology to be especially potent at solving mental health issues like anxiety, addiction, and social isolation. Today’s virtual reality startups are in the game of creating and perfecting illusions to help users cope with reality, not disconnect from it.” What are your thoughts? Do you think VR could help mental health for some users?
  20. Is the concept of the Metaverse really new? I sometimes feel like it has been around for ages, and it is more like other people are now starting to think of online worlds and communities the same way I always did.
  21. Which model of PlayStation is your favorite and why?
  22. For you, is virtual reality more immersive than gaming without it, or less immersive (i.e. by being distracting)? Or does it depend on what game you are playing or other factors that are impacting your experience? (sorry, this was supposed to go under "VR" - posted in wrong area)
  23. @GeppyX I had no freezes on TLOU 2, but my PS5 freezes so often on the save/load screens of Skyrim and The Outer Worlds. Have you had save/load freeze issues on any games on PS5?
  24. I get so irritated when devs rely on making their enemies into bullet sponges to make them more difficult. What are some better ways to make enemies more challenging?
  25. I have a rotating schedule where I play a game for about a week, then move to another, then another, and then back to the first. But each time I do, I feel like I need to be at a logical break point in the game, i.e. just finished a mission, have gone back to in-game home, and have tidied up my inventory. If I just quit in the middle of a dungeon, I feel weird about it for days. Does anyone else also feel you need everything to be in its right place before taking a short break from a game?
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