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  1. I’m on the fence about this. It looks like a really amazing product, but my budget is tight. Did anyone purchase one? Would love to hear some opinions here before jumping on the discount.
  2. PureVPN is a solid service. I’ve used it in the past, but let my subscription lapse. I’d have missed this if you hadn’t shared it. So thanks! Time to re-up again.
  3. fantanoice


    Female here, cool to see that the forums aren't dominated by males.
  4. I was referred here by DC.
  5. Hi everyone, I'm fantanoice (fanta-no-ice). I'm a game developer, streamer and collector. I'm a big fan of Nintendo but have been branching out to Sony and PC games lately as well. Hope to see you around the forums!
  6. Ask me questions about life and the universe.
  7. Stein's Gate had some moments that got me riled up. NSFW/trigger warning. Also spoiler warning because they're narrative related.
  8. So I pulled my Vita out of storage the other day and noticed a port on the top of it. I didn't know what it was for, so I did some Googling. Turns out it was an "Accessories" port what is not found on the later PS Vita 2000 models. It seems as though it was originally meant to be a TV-out port, which meant the console could have been a PS Vita TV all on its own. What are your thoughts on this? I think a TV-out feature would have been a valuable feature for streamers and normal users. They could have even won over people who wanted portable and home gaming, like what Nintendo has done with the Switch. Unfortunately that they dropped the idea in favour of the expensive PS Vita TV that nobody bought for obvious reasons and imo missed out on a large market share that Nintendo now have.
  9. Nobody has mentioned anything from The World Ends With You? Oh my goodness. I, your forum goddess Fanta will bless your ears with the heavenly sounds of TWEWY. The game is getting ported to Switch later this year so do yourself a favour and pick it up. Or grab the existing game on DS / iOS / Android.
  10. I sunk so many hours in Sims 2, you have no idea. Jumping from Sims 1 to 2 was a huge step up in quality and polish. You could have kids that inherited your genes! And they grew up! I plan to one day stream the 10 Generation Challenge just to see if I can get it done. I played Sims 3 and it was good, but missed the fun that 2 had. I liked being able to visit my neighbours finally but hated how they all grew up with you. Like, no, I am the word of God, I will say when these children become adults. Another high contender is Portal. When I first played it, the I found the portal/wormhole mechanic to be some kind of ascended mechanic; it was beyond anything I would have ever thought of at the time. Plus the writing was so witty and well timed. Nothing feels out of place. It's like a perfect box of game.
  11. The only one I've played is Black Ops 1 so I'll put my vote on that. When I played it, I was impressed at how it seamlessly switched from one mechanic to another. I thought it worked really with the 'thrill of war' theme, because you were always on your toes, trying something new. Afaik, this was the only game in the series that did that.
  12. My dream job is to open my own game studio so it that's the one I would pick. If I took over another company I'd have to deal with their IP, culture and whatever else comes with taking over a company. That or I'd take over Microsoft so I could get MS bucks and tell them to let Rare make good games again (albeit I haven't played Sea of Thieves so I can't comment on that).
  13. I've been pretty jaded with the game industry since Gamergate. After what happened to those Guild Wars 2 employees it sounds like not much has improved. I don't purchase many AAA games any more outside of Nintendo because I find so many of them are worse versions of games from 10-20yrs ago with some flashier tech. I try to look to the indie space now to see what cool mechanics are coming out from them. I also found that nowadays, a lot of videogames seem like work. There's so many little things to do in them. A bunch of action titles require your reflexes to be on point when you play them as well. Coming home from a long day of work, they sometimes feel like more work, so I'd rather chill with a dumb TV show.
  14. They already said they want a laptop. You may be able to get an Asus Ultrabook for around that. They do alright in my experience. However if you want something as beefy as a PC you're looking at $2000-3000. 😕
  15. PC purchases are exclusively digital. I buy from Steam, Humble Bundle and Green Man Gaming. Other consoles it depends what is cheapest or most convenient. Physical I'll usually buy from EB Games or JB HiFi. I've imported before but local prices are better now so I don't have to. If I would prefer to have the game digital then I'll usually bite the bullet and pay the extra $10ish for it (paying extra to not have a physical thing, ridiculous).
  16. I didn't realise Ni No Kuni 2 was avaliable on Steam given the first one was PS3 exclusive. It's a great deal but I think I'll wait for the console version to drop in price before I pick it up. I still need to finish the first one, after all. 😛
  17. - People that harass over the mic - People that chuck a hissy when they lose - In addition to the above, people that can't accept that their poor performance lead to them losing, not 'the lag' or some other excuse - People that intentionally lose to tank their rating Tbqh I only jump on mic with friends because I don't want to deal with every person I come across saying, "Feeeeeeeeemaaaaaaaaaleeeeee."
  18. I don't think I ever played Creative. Survival gives you something to lose and is on the whole way more exciting. My friend used to use Creative as a way to design her absurd fortress which she made an effort to rebuild onto every server she could find. So that's one use for it, I guess. XD
  19. Do you do any of the coding yourself or do you only use the drag-and-drop tools? What are you using for the art? I'm not sure what an 'EGA' palette is.
  20. That's awesome, @Alyxx. I'm really digging the retro aesthetic. What tools are you using to build it?
  21. My Neopets account got hacked while I was in high school. This was years after I stopped playing but it was still frustrating. The only things I had that were worth anything were the Christmas items I had been hoarding.
  22. I only bother with headphones if I'm streaming, wanting to communicate in a multiplayer game or if my partner is trying to sleep. The rest of the time I just want to kick back and not lug something on my head.
  23. fantanoice


    I'm keen for Pichu trolling to come back. 😛 The cereal never came to Australia as far as I'm aware. 😕 Always getting bloody shafted. Did you get Detective Pikachu? I wanted it but it was out of stock and too pricy. I also wanted the Mega Yarn Yoshi but it was like $50 and I couldn't justify dropping that when I bought the three little ones.
  24. I started playing in Alpha when I was going to University. I got very addicted and would play for hours a day. It was affecting my studies so I stopped playing and haven't gone back in years. Over that time I also learnt about Notch doing some awful things to some marginalised game developers so the idea of going back to it makes me feel gross.
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