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The Blackangel

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  1. Yes it can definitely be a form of therapy. If you're having an issue, and a certain game lets you express your issue at the time, it helps relieve some of that stress. For example, I have an explosive temper with no fuse to speak of, which has led to the rage disorder that I'm currently taking medication for. When I get to that point, I play Hatred because of the material. Your point in the game is to kill as many innocent civilians and law enforcement as possible. That's it. When I get angry to the point that I want to kill every person I see, I play the game. That's just one specific example. Another one would be that gaming is often an escape from the real world. You leave your stress behind you, and after a few hours, it's possibly that you could be just fine. It's not a guarantee, it's only a possibility.

    There are dozens of ways gaming can be therapeutic. But it's pretty individualized and situation specific.

  2. Gaming addiction can sometimes be a bit of a gray area. Because it's difficult to distinguish addiction to gaming or passionate to gaming. Also most people don't give things like this the attention it might merit. There was the Korean(?) boy that died after playing 51 hours straight. That was addiction. I often play from the time I wake up until I go to bed. But I also burn out. Some would call that addiction. Also, as @Shagger mentioned, the symptoms you mentioned are prevalent in any form of addiction. Alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, sex, and shopping to name just few. People tend to look at possible gaming addiction the same way people who go to NA meetings look at someone being there for smoking marijuana. Or the way people at AA meetings look at someone being there for drinking nonalcoholic beer. Until there are scientific studies, gaming addiction is going to continue to be swept under the rug.

  3. 4 hours ago, Dismal_Bliss said:

    And this was because "getting cornholed" is something that might happen to you in prison if you crossed paths with Bubba, lol.

    Rim jobs happen outside prison too. I know people that are into that sort of thing. Personally, I’m not playing tongue hockey with anyone’s asshole. 

  4. I can't say I've been personally affected, but then again I only use brand controllers for my systems. From NES to PS5. The reason for that is because every time I've used a third party controller, even if they're brand new, they always either didn't work right from the start, or started fucking up shortly after buying them. Whereas the name brand controllers last a long time. I've also never had a name brand controller quit on me, except one time.

    I don't doubt that Microsoft will do something like this, because third party electronics makes the target product lose money. Despite Microsoft being a multi billion dollar company, they're always reaching for that last nickel.

  5. On 11/23/2023 at 9:25 AM, Dismal_Bliss said:

    Do you have to be in the same home and on the same WiFi network as the PS5? Or can you take it anywhere, like on vacation?

    Great question! Going by what I'm seeing, it looks like it has to be played in the home. Like it's something that links to your PS5, but instead can only show you what your PS5 is doing. If you were wanting to play a game on it but want to do it from bed, you would have to find it, put your disc (if you didn't go strictly digital) get the machine booted up and logged in and then play. It's a lot of hassle if you ask me.

  6. Cornhole and thongs are 2 things that changed their definition which bugs the hell out of me. Cornhole used to bean asshole. Thongs used to be those cheap foam sandals that you would typically wear to the beach. Now thongs are butt floss. I'll post a pic of them, but to get back on topic, I made a beanbag set to play what is now called cornhole. It's not hard in any way. Just find someone who can sew to make the bags, and get some wood to make the game targets. But don't call it fucking cornhole. What's next? Is "car" suddenly going to mean comb?

    This is a thong:



    Thong 1.jpg

  7. The only instrument I currently can play is the aulos. It's not the easiest to learn, but once you get the hang of it, you can really produce some beautiful music. The hardest part of learning it is learning to breathe into 2 pipes at once. Here's a pic of the one I play.




  8. One that applies to me is "I know a little about a lot, and a lot about a little". I say it all the time. Another is "I'll try anything once" but I take it up a notch. I say that I'll try anything TWICE. I do that, because the first time may have been decided purely down to circumstance. So I give it a second shot. That way I know I gave whatever it is a fair shot, and am comfortable in my decision. If it was bad on one try, and good on the other, I give it a third try from a third source. For example I may hate homemade meatloaf, but absolutely love it from a buffet. So I find another source and try it a third time. I believe giving just about everything a fair shot. I'm not going to take a kitchen knife and cut one boob off, and later the other one, just to see how it felt and whether or not it was painful. I'm crazy, not stupid.

  9. If you could speak every language in the history of earth, (including the extinct languages) or play every musical instrument on earth, which would you choose?

    While I absolutely love music, I would go with the languages. I can listen to music all day long, and it's often easier to learn a musical instrument than it is to learn a language. For example, would it be easier to learn to play a guitar or learn to speak Mandarin?

  10. Fantasy has, and always will be, my number one favorite. My interests have broadened over the years, so now I'm about trial and error in finding what genres I might enjoy. I have recently became a big fan of horror games. Layers Of Fear: Legacy is my personal favorite at the moment. I never could have expected this, but RDR2 has become my all time favorite game. There is more to do in it, than in any other game I have played. I grew up on 8-bit and lower games. When NES dropped around here in the states, I remember people being blown away by how realistic and lifelike SMB was.

    Hence, Zelda is a favorite from its inception.

  11. Considering that I've been a Zelda nut since its inception, I'm looking somewhat forward to this. I've wondered for years if this would ever be a thing. The last Zelda I saw on TV was Fridays, when they would play a Zelda cartoon instead of Mario Bros. The Super Mario Brothers Super Show ran every day, but on Fridays it was Zelda. I have the entire Zelda set somewhere around here.

  12. Does anyone else here celebrate something other than xmas? I do. For me its Sol Invictus. Sol Invictus is a celebration of being unconquered by superstition and consistent in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge.

    The cult of Sol existed within Rome since its early days as a republic, and Invictus was an epithet used for Jupiter, Mars, and Apollo (among others). The festival celebrated these Gods and may have also been used to celebrate the winter solstice.


    So who else celebrates something other than xmas?

  13. 21 hours ago, Bizdustry said:

    I wasn't feeling like eating anything heavy tonight.

    I totally get you there. More often than not, I just eat some crackers as my dinner.for the last 20+ years, my eating habits have been to just snack throughout the day. I always absolutely despised having to cook, so if I can avoid it I do. Thus, chips, crackers, bologna & cheese, PB&J, and other small stuff when we have it. There was a time before I met @Rain Dew that I was homeless. Dumpster diving wasn't fun. When I finally did get a place my job paid so little that I had to resort to eating dog food. So any human food that I can get, I get it. It puts something in my stomach, and I'll tell you right now, that the worst tasting human food is still 1000x better than the best tasting dog food.

  14. 18 hours ago, CoryAR said:

    A new gaming laptop would be awesome, but that's just wishful thinking.

    Unless you have someone who recently came into some money and it's burning a hole in their pocket, you're right. I bought one for @Rain Dew a few years ago, and it cost $4,000. It was worth it to me, but then again, I had recently come into a little bit of money.

    As for what I would like for xmas, gift cards are always good. There are things I'm into that I'm always collecting more of. Zippos, skulls, RDR2 stuff, Red Wings stuff, etc. I also collect guns and TST merch. Something I would like to replace is the drone I had that got stolen. The cocksucker that stole it also stole my AR-15. But to get back to topic, I have a short list that I sent to @Rain Dew and she's looking it over. But what would really be great is a new anvil, mig welder, and new tongs.

  15. Something I’ve always liked about Nintendo is that they have the guts to try random and unique things, whereas other consoles tend to stick with the same thing. I mean the Switch is a hybrid system. The closest that has come before this was another Nintendo product. The Super Gameboy. Nintendo pretty much can’t be predicted. They couldn’t in the past, and considering that they have done just about everything, they damn sure can’t be predicted now.

    But then again, I’ve always been a Nintendo chick anyway.

  16. 22 hours ago, Shortie said:

    I last at a home made pasta dish I like to make for my family which is bacon pasta. It is pasta mixed with passatta that is seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder and oregano with smoked bacon pieces added in which gives it an awesome flavour. 

    I love pasta, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE BACON!!!!

  17. The Atari 2600 is available, as is the Colecovision. I have to admit that until now, I had never actually heard of an Atari 800. The only reason I know about those two being available, is because @Rain Dew actually bought them for me before she fully understood that emulators make me fucking sick. Literally sick. Hell, I'm selling my copy of Castlevania IV on the SNES because I recently discovered that it's a fake. Castlevania IV is a rare game. So when I found out that it's a fake, I. WAS. PISSED.

    I just hope someone is interested soon.

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