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    Shagger got a reaction from Heatman in Ever sold any of your game account to make money?   
    I'm going to lock this topic, but before I do I want to make it clear to @Heatman that you have done nothing wrong. I'm locking the thread because having this thread here open to new replies is an invite for some very bad traffic. Spammers and scammers will be lead to this like shifty lawyers chasing ambulances leaving an industrial accident. Putting it simply, having this thread open is an invite for trouble.
     
    Besides, there is only one right way to approach this idea, and that is don't do it all.
     
    Whether you're buying or selling, don't do it. As a buyer, it's too easy to get scammed by having your newly purchased account just locked off from you by the seller thanks to things like two step notification. As a seller (doing this honestly), it could expose very sensitive information about yourself to people who shouldn't be trusted with anything. For example, you would have to surrender control of the email account you used to set up the gaming account. And then there's the point that every gaming account service would count such a transaction as a violation of thier TOS, making it very likely that the account being sold will banned before long, landing the victem of the scam, becasue it is a scam, into potentially a lot of trouble.
     
    I'm trying to be kind @Heatman, but meerly bringing this topic up without the caveat of "This is a terrible idea, don't do it" is very concerning. So given how you don't seem to undertand just how bad and dangerous an idea this is, I must tell you to not discuss this again.
     
    And if it wasn't clear to everyone else, don't buy or sell gaming accounts under any circomstances. Thread locked.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Heatman in Why i think PC gaming is better than console gaming   
    I'm going to have to disagree with you on a lot of this. First and foremost, I want to make perfectly clear I love PC gaming, I truly do, but it has drawbacks. It's expensive, complicated and not nearly easy or reliable as gaming on console. It is not for everyone, and being a PC gamer doesn't make one in any way superior.
     
     
    True, but it comes at a price. You can expect to pay around 2-3 times the cost of a console to run the same game at the same quality on PC. I'll touch more on this later.
     
     
    This is nonsense. The quality of controls come to individual games and game types. Yes, mouse and keyboard are great on FPS's and strategy games, but they're terrible on games that require precise control of movement pace, like stealth games. Have ever tried to play something like TLOU or Assassin's Creed with a mouse and keyboard? I know that some Bethesda RPG's like Fallout and TES have perks that allow you to sneak while moving at full pace without penalty. Well, I do play those games with a mouse and keyboard and let's just say I can see why they included those perks.
     
    As for the part I've highlighted, that's just a straight up lie. With a controller, you push a button, it does a thing, it's not more complicated than that. I don't know what fighting games or controllers you've been using, but they don't work like that.
     
     
    Actually there are emulators that can be used on console, but for most part you're right. The sheer choice of games on PC is staggering, but there is a problem. Now this just my opinion, so take how you want, but I feel consoles have had better exclusives over the years, especially Nintendo and PlayStation. Yes, a PC can emulate a lot of console games, but it's very sketchy in terms of legality. I know emulation itself is not illegal, but downloading the ROM's you need to run console exclusives on an emulator is. Not to mention it's a pain in the ass with reliability and compatibility problems throughout the process.
     
     
    It's one of the great fanboy contradictions that PC fanboys consider themselves "The Master Race"  (FYI, you're referring to yourselves a Nazi every time you say that.) for being able to afford thier hyperigs, yet insist PC is cheaper all at the same time. Yes, I know that cost and value are not the same thing, but I'll get to that later.
     
    Consoles are so much cheaper to buy than PC's because a console serves as a revenue stream for the manufacturer, so those companies can afford to make no money, or even a loss, on the sale of the hardware. PC's are a very different story. Whether they're sold as a pre-built unit or as individual parts, PC manufactures need to make thier money on the hardware sale, that's why they're so expensive. You could buy a PS5 and a cheap laptop to serve as a utility computer and still not spend the same amount of money as you would do on a gaming PC that matches a PS5's gaming capabilities.
     
    However, if you think you can, then I challenge you to try. Go on PC Part Picker and make a mock build that matches a PS5 in terms of gaming performance. I'll even be generous and allow you a budget double the cost of a PS5, so I'll say $1000 (or the equivalent) if you include a UHD blu-ray drive in your build, $900 if you don't. However, you must include a mouse and keyboard because;
    That is the user interface and is every bit as essential as a motherboard. When you by a console, you will get at least one controller with it as part of the package. In other words, the user interface is included, so you have to include it as well.  
    It's not like PC games are much cheaper than console games anymore either. 10 years ago that was a genuine advantage, but not so much now. And of course, let's not forget the problems with an all-digital set up and no used games like you can get on consoles. Even though console do some shady shit like charge to play online, you can game cheap on a console if you're smart about it, just like PC gamers can game cheap if they're smart about it.
     
    And I've highlighted yet another very misleading statement. Yes, you can keep a Gaming PC going for 20 years, but how many upgrades would one have to do in order to keep it playing new games over that time? It would basically consist of a complete rebuild at least once. Buying new consoles and peripherals over 20 years can easily cost a good $1500-$2000 (I'm obviously not including the cost of games, just the hardware), but if you think that the upkeep of a gaming PC wouldn't cost at least as much (but likely more) over the same period then you, with all due respect, are deluded.
     
    PC's can offer great value for money, but only for people who are very dedicated to it. One does have to invest a lot of money into PC gaming to get the best out of it, a lot more than one would on console. There is nothing wrong with somebody looking at the two options and deciding that PC gaming isn't worth it to them. It's great that you're happy with what you've got out of what you invested in PC gaming, but just because it's true for you, doesn't make it true for everybody else.
     
    In conclusion, I don't think you're ready to admit that console gaming has benefits over PC's in some ways because of some weird loyalty complex. It's just a PC, a load of wires, solder and silicone, you don't need to fight for it. In the end, what matters is games. I'm not a PC fan, I'm not a console fan, I'm a fan of good games. What I'm playing them on matters little.
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    Shagger got a reaction from killamch89 in Does PC gaming reduce battery performance?   
    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.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Heatman in What features would you like to see in the next generation of gaming consoles ?   
    I know that I will probably regret asking this question, but how do you damage a console with your own sweat?
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    Shagger got a reaction from Heatman in Do you sign up to services like Gamepass and PS Plus and never use it?   
    I genuinely believe in a phycological tic with these steaming services whare you simply don't value the content they offer as much as stuff you have bought.
     
    It's good to realize that you don't technically "own" any of the content in these services, but it sets one up perfectly for a trap. A trap that you're ready to relinquish basic buyers rights simply because it's digital, and we all have to stand up and say, "No. I bought this, I own it".
     
    A recent topic from @Kane99 discussing how Spec Ops: The Line had been removed from digital storefronts indirectly illustrates the problem. When a game, movie or TV series gets removed from these services is one thing, but what if for some stupid reason it gets removed completely from digital sale?
     
    Physical media isn't the solution. As mush as I support physical media the fact is it degrades, breaks and increaces in rarity over time.
     
    That's what great about digital support. It's reliable and accessable. Steam and other digital storefonts can pleage support for delisted games all the want, but why believe a company that might not exist for all of our lifetimes? What if Steam suddenly ended?
     
    And that's assuming the games even work with Steam active. Steam literaly sells games right now that literally don't work out the gate, not without workarounds and modifications. That's happend to me several times, I buy a game, that's been on steam for years, and it literally doesn't work.
     
    But back to the point. That phycolgial tic is the bait for the hook. However, if somebody is irresponsible enough to buy into these services without making use of them, at least some the blame must land on themselfs. Whilst there is no doubt that these companies will happily exploit the ever increasing confusion of the sheer number and complexities of this nevstreaming world. People have to take responsibility for this shit on thier own.
     
    However, none of that means you should indulge in every game, movie, TV show, musical piece or whatever just because you can and you paid for it. I doubt, for example,anyone plays enough games to exploit Gamepass to the point where they play literally everything the service has to offer, but if one gets what they value out of it, go nuts! If you don't, cancel it. Just make a contoius effort to pay for only what you want.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Lamarr the strelok in least fave weapon?   
    OP stands for "over powered".
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    Shagger got a reaction from Lamarr the strelok in least fave weapon?   
    Before I address the topic I need to ask, is there particular reason you posted this to the PC sub-forum? On the face of it this looks like a topic with relevance to players on any platform, not just PC. If there is no good reason for this being here I will move this to the General Gaming Forum as that seems like a better fit.
     
    On topic, I've never been a fan of short/mid range rapid fire weapons like SMG's. I'm never accurate with them and they bleed ammo. I'm more a fan of single shot power and accuracy over a high fire rate. If I wanted a short range hip fire weapon, I'd have a shotgun instead. The one gun of that type that I have liked is the Spray n' Pray from Fallout 4 mostly because you don't need to be accurate with it and it's OP as hell.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Lamarr the strelok in Does PC gaming reduce battery performance?   
    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.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Lamarr the strelok in Questions And Explanations   
    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.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Heatman in Last Game Played   
    Hi @Heatman, nice to see you again.
     
    As good a game as Hogwarts Legacy is, it's difficult to see what category the game had a real chance at winning. The design and music were directly taken or at least heavily inspired by the movies, so it wouldn't have made sense to be nominated for anything related to those and let's be honest, there were better RPG's and story-centric games this year. I'm not saying the controversy surrounding JK Rowling had nothing to do with the game's lack of nominations at TGA, but it there were both better and worse games that did what Hogwarts Legacy did better, even if it was in only one or two areas
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    Shagger got a reaction from Dismal_Bliss in How important is storytelling in a video game for you?   
    Story is huge thing for me, it pretty much what makes a game for me these days. It's the motivation to keep playing and exploring whatever game it is. Let me put it this way, I can play a bad game with a great story more easily than a good game with a poor story.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Dismal_Bliss in A 13 year old boy is the first to ever to beat Tetris on the NES   
    I waited a couple of days on this new development to this story to see if the rancid old bitch involved or the company she works for would respond, but so so far they have not.
     
    Before I get to that though, might I say congratulations to this kind for doing something that people considered impossible for over three decades. It is truly a remarkable achievement. To achieve this takes a level of, skill, dedication and stress management beyond what the vast majority of people can even dream of, so to see it from somebody so young is remarkable. Well done.
     
    No onto the update. A 51 year old Sky News anchor/prestentor in the UK named Jayne Secker was reporting on this story on live TV a few days ago. Instead of praising this young man for the accomplishment, she instead scoose to mock him and tell him to "go outside" and say beating Tetris is "not a life goal". Full story from The Daily Mail and here is ReviewtechUSA discussing the matter on YouTube.
     
     
    This same hag was praising a 16 year old darts player that did not win the world championship on the same broadcast. Not that I'm taking anything away from that young man, I'm just pointing out the double standerd. Suffice to say, this makes my piss boil.
     
    The bitch is a disgrace, obviously, but this does prove that a ridiculous stigma still applies to video games and the people who play them and it needs to stop. If we start somewhere, I'd say start by this woman apologizing and getting sacked.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Empire Of Sight in Do you get the same excitement video games used to give you as a kid?   
    In my case, if anything I get more exited about games now than I did as a kid. I wasn't the most sociable child and whilst I did play video games with the friends I did have, back then it wasn't really the full on hobby that it is for me now. Yes, my pecimissum and cynissisum have definitely grown with time along with the rise of cooperate greed that plauges the industry today, but I do love gaming more as an adult that I did as a kid
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    Shagger got a reaction from Empire Of Sight in Ok so its been a few months! Would love some more feedback over my MMORPG "Empire of Sight"   
    I feel like an idiot, but I can't find the "Sign up" option on you website. I an see the login, but not sign up. Should I just be trying to "log in" with a new email to trigger the sign up option or something?
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    Shagger got a reaction from Empire Of Sight in Palworld: A pokemon-like game where you shoot up the pokemon? What is the world coming to!   
    Pokemon - This Time It's Personal and I'll Be Back to Fuck 'em Up Edition.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Kennysplash in Have you ever ruined your computer screen?   
    @Kennysplash
     
    If you've made a double post post, report it so one of the mods can remove it.
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    Shagger got a reaction from The Blackangel in Do you like the snow?   
    It's cold, wet and wreaks havoc. There is literally nothing to like.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Dismal_Bliss in Elon Musk gets mocked for saying violent games are bad   
    Wait a second, how can you say this;
     
     
    And this;
     
     
    Within the same post and expect it to make sense? Not to mention that you're also wrong:
     
     
    @Dismal_Bliss stated quite clearly that there was now a greater understanding of why Elon was being mocked over his comments. The sympathy was described very much as a past tense. Whether or not he still sympathizes with him is his propagative. @Dismal_Bliss did admit that there was a political motivation to Elon's statements before you even made made your apology.  
     
    And that was a reply directly to you, so I find it hard to believe that you missed it. I think you need to get your thoughts straight because you're not making a lot of sense right now.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Dismal_Bliss in Elon Musk gets mocked for saying violent games are bad   
    If you two are not comfortable with violence against police in a fictional fantasy, then that's fine, but I must be honest and it doesn't sense to me to feel that way. I've talked at length about how blaming video games and other entertainment media for acts of violence and other social problems is hypocritical and counterproductive, so I won't go into great detail again and just summarize it.
     
    Like it or not, we have violent instincts. We evolved from predators after all. Standing up to and challenging those with power, the "Alphas", in our social group is also something that evolved from our base instincts, so if anything I'd describe the opportunity to express those instincts in a harmless fantasy that video games like GTA offer as healthy. Humans have sentience, that gives us the capacity to fantasize. It's a good thing. Most of us can commit heinous acts in fantasy without any harm done because we understand the difference between fantasy and reality. Expressing fantasy though a video game is not much different that doing it though pure imagination. People who can't define the difference between fantasy and reality in a video game or in any other form of entertainment media have a problem with thier mind, it's that simple.
     
    What makes what Elon sain hypocritical is the implication that video games are in some way responsible for violent behaviours or attitudes, which is clearly nonsense.  Elon knows this perfectly well, he only said it to manipulate an area of the public that want to believe that as it's convenient for them for it to be to true as it aligns with thier social/political bias. The man isn't stupid, he knew exactly what he was doing. Like @Dismal_Bliss said, for Musk it is politically motivated, not by passion or any actual moral stance. It's purely for clout. That alone is enough to call Elon a hypocrite, but @Reality vs Adventure quite rightly pointing out the acts of actual cruelty and mistreatment he's been guilty of and that also makes him a hypocrite. Hypocrisy deserves to be mocked and ridiculed because it's dishonest, disrespectful, stupid, manipulative and even potentially dangerous when it comes from somebody with the kind of power Elon Must has.
     
    That's my opinion, now switching to Moderator Mode:
     
    @Dismal_Bliss, unless I'm misreading this, you keep saying in your own way that you're not interested in the politics of this situation, but the fact of the matter is the politics are relevant here and can't be separated from this topic. You even admitted yourself that Elon Musk's motivations for his statements on social media were political, so like it or not that makes politics a very relevant part of this topic. I'm a moderator on this forum, a forum that has an entire separate sub forum for political discussions for a very good reason, reasons I know from my experience are very necessary. So why haven't I locked or moved this thread? Because, like deep down we both know, the polices can't be separated from this gaming related story. I made that judgment call when @Kane99 first posted this thread, and I still stand by that judgment. So my advice is, and it is nothing more than advice, if you want to continue to engage with this thread, don't just decide the politics of the topic aren't relevant just because you don't want them to be. I remember when the TV cop comedy show Brooklyn 99 aired it's final season in the wake of the BLM movement and didn't shy away from the controversy despite showing the police (mostly) as the good guys throughout it's previous seasons. Instead, they addressed it head on, and that was the right way to do it. Now @Dismal_Bliss , you're right, everyone has a right to thier own opinion and a right to express it, but everyone also has a right to challenge and question somebody else's opinion, that's what debate is. That's true of the free world, and it's true on this forum. You are also right about at least one other thing:
     
     
    @Reality vs Adventure
     
    You're starting to stray dangerously close to the line between challenging @Dismal_Bliss's opinion and making personal assumptions and attacks. Because this thread isn't on the political sub-forum, my tolerance for this is lower than it would be if it were. Because you can't have necessarily been expected to know that, there will be no action, but please reign it in a little and keep this appropriate. And that is NOT advice. This next part goes to you, @Dismal_Bliss and everyone else on this forum. If having your opinion challenged is too much for you to handle, you shouldn't express that opinion at all. Now @Reality vs Adventure, I actually agree with you here, I think Elon Muck is a hypocritical prick, but as a mod, I will never disallow people to challenge anyone's opinion even if I agree with it. All I ask is for people to keep it civil, and if they can't (And there is nothing wrong with admitting you can't keep a cool head with certain topics.), don't engage. That is all.
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    Shagger got a reaction from BlazeNinja22 in What happened to these Minecraft door textures?   
    I can't find anything on this bug either. It appears this is not a common problem, which suggests there is something wrong with your install pof the game. All I can suggest is reinstalling the the game and if you're on PC making sure all your graphics drivers are up to date.
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    Shagger got a reaction from The Blackangel in Questions And Explanations   
    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.
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    Shagger reacted to The Blackangel in Questions And Explanations   
    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?
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    Shagger got a reaction from Reality vs Adventure in Matthew Perry has died at age 54. A new Fallout New Vegas Mod Pays a Touching Tribute   
    For a kick off, I understand how late this is, but at the Matthew died on October 28th 2023, the forum was problems and I was unable to post this topic. I post it now because I figured it's better late than never. There is another reason that I ill get to in a moment, but first, to the main point.
     

     
    So, as I assume most of you know, Matthew Perry passed away earlier this year. Most people will know Mathew Perry as Chandler in the famous 90's/2000's sit-com Friends, but he was also one of us. A geek and a gamer who even voiced Benny in Fallout New Vegas not for a pay check, but because he loved the franchise. We have lost one of our mainstream heroes, a gamer in the limelight who was dedicated to making the art we love be taken seriously. RIP, Matthew.
     
    My second reason for posting this now this is explained by this video:
     
    A new mod called For Matty - A Tribute to Matthew Perry has been created by modder tunnelsnakesfool. The mod adds Benny's Suit, a grave in the Goodsprings Cemetery, a Friends themed re-skin of Benny's pistol "Maria" named "My Friend" and a note featuring a quote from Mathew Perry himself.
     
    Very sweet mod and a great tribute.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Dismal_Bliss in Gaming Awards 2023 - The Results Are In   
    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.
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    Shagger got a reaction from Dismal_Bliss in Did you enjoy the game awards?   
    @Dismal_Bliss already started a topic regarding The Game Awards, so there's no need to have another one. Thread locked.
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