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    I play video games, I buy and listen to music of all sorts, I mess around on an acoustic guitar, I own video capture and editing software, I randomly dance around at any opportunity, spend time out shopping for more music/games/film or seeing folk...the usual, really.

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  1. It's my main kinetic! https://www.bungie.net/en/Gear/2/4611686018440861674/2305843009264750685 It's very rapid, and when it's masterworked certain PvE environments become filled with orbs in moments.
  2. Split-screen Minecraft in creative mode? Just show them how to break things and how to build things and let them mess around in the world. Failing that, Lego Worlds? Or one of the Lego spin-offs?
  3. I had a little look at the Twitch Studio Beta today. It's pretty easy to set up and there's a nice feature set, but perhaps my favourite thing is that it has all of your Twitch stuff in the application, so there's no more having to open a browser to change your stream details, or opening your own stream and popping out the chat. It's definitely worth a look.
  4. That was going to be my initial response to this thread. The truth is that I do like it... just not as much as the earlier games. I kind of hope that Royal will be a tighter experience...
  5. For me it's Dark Souls 1. I'm not a hardcore fan of their games but I do enjoy some of them - I platinumed Bloodborne and its DLC, played through the base games of DS2 and DS3, and I saw the credits of Sekiro earlier this year. However, I barely got anywhere in DS1. Bonfire runs felt pretty cruel compared to the other games and wasting entire evenings on one tiny bit of an area got boring. Oh and it felt like there was far more micromanagement of ailments or poison or corrosion or whatever, and hurrying back to fix things got old. I haven't even bothered getting the remaster because I know I'll bounce off it in the same way I have before. Oh, and before you hit that neg I'm saying that it's not the game, it's me. I'm sure it's eventually great but I've just never had the patience for it.
  6. 01 - Kyrist - Parallel EP 02 - Chrome Sparks - Be on Fire EP 03 - Modeselektor - Who Else 04 - Mr. Oizo - Rythme Plat 05 - Halogenix - Gaslight EP 06 - Hyroglifics - Stone Rose EP 07 - Ivy Lab - Stars EP 08 - Gesaffelstein - Hyperion 09 - The Chemical Brothers - No Geography 10 - Shy FX - Ragamuffin SoundTape
  7. Interesting. Is this basically Twitch's equivalent of OBS or XSplit? Hopefully it's something decent - when I was first discovering streaming I found it a bit intimidating to learn the Twitch workings and find some broadcasting software I liked, so it could be useful for newcomers.
  8. I played it recently and got a message that told me the event is over, but I didn't get anything from it. Then again, I don't think I participated either... And yes, I'm still playing this - it's perfect as something to randomly kill a few spare moments if you don't want to get into a huge timesink. Also, what happened to that poll for a dynamic theme based on one of the stages? EDIT:
  9. And now PSVR: https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP8802-CUSA17616_00-AUDICAPS40000000
  10. Sonic looks much better and Carrey continues to be Carrey, which is great. Hopefully it goes down well with youngsters.
  11. Apprehension towards multiplayer is totally understandable, but the multiplayer PvE activities (Gambit, strikes, public events) are generally good fun and when playing with randoms I've hardly ever run into anyone purposely ruining the experience. Everyone's working towards the same goal so it'll be in their interests to not be jerks. Also a lot of the time you can play these activities without bothering with the team voice channel unless they're harder activities that need co-ordination between people (nightfalls etc.) Also, check around the director's map for any unfinished daily or weekly challenges - they'll have the little gold symbol by the location and you can still get decent gear from them.
  12. I'm 34 so I missed out on the "golden age" of gaming around the late 70s and early 80s. I was also too young to afford to buy my own gaming stuff with the exception of pocket money savings for budget games; happily, my folks were as much into gaming as me and would buy magazines with covermounted C64 cassettes and the like. The magazines alone provided us with a lot of cheap games so we rarely had to fret about extreme budgeting. Those pocket money purchases were for specific things I was interested in that were cheap enough - you could get something like Smash TV on cassette for £3.99 in Boots, for example. However, it was a family machine and the folks would buy full price games and things too. (Happily, my mum and dad still play games today; everything from little distractions on iPhone to regular Steam discoveries. ) All of this context is necessary because my schoolfriends weren't really familiar with the C64, but they'd still listen to me talk about that stuff with curiosity. During primary school it was all about Sega and Nintendo - the NES and the Mega Drive. My best friend at the time was very much into NES stuff; eventually we would get a NES of our own, and so me and him would exchange carts on the playground and borrow them for a little while. It was a great way of amassing a bunch of games without draining all of your own earnings, as you just ended up with this communal pool of NES carts that got swapped around. I'd love that kind of feeling to come back today, and we do sort of have things like SharePlay and that Steam sharing stuff. (An aside: during the C64 era I don't think we were ever into the home taping and piracy scene, because I don't think we really looked into it all that much, and we barely knew anyone who still had C64 stuff when we were getting into it. That said, we did sometimes make cool "compilations" of games on C90 cassettes for our own use!) Also, my best friend at the time in primary school had a stack of NES games whereas we only had about three carts (because we had only just got our machine)... however, we had Super Mario Bros. 3 - one of the big new releases at the time - and he didn't. This meant that he'd often let us borrow stuff from his collection so that he could get more time in with SMB3. His collection had lots of weird stuff: Faxanadu, Solar Jetman, Nintendo World Cup, Super Spike V-Ball... I think he had the original Mega Man as well. I'm not 100% certain but I think my primary school crush/gf at the time had her own NES stuff as well, so all of my closest peeps were very much Nintendo fans. Back home we did eventually get a Mega Drive, but by this time other friends' interests had changed a little and so there was less swapping around (also, 16-bit carts were more expensive...) The magazines changed, of course - we dabbled with C&VG, Sega Power, Mean Machines and I think Gamesmaster later on? Naturally, there weren't any covermounts, but I remember one of my school libraries occasionally had one or two battered copies of C&VG in the corner - I'd skim through them and scribble down notable cheat codes before I had to go to a class. I even remember specifically finding out about the debug mode in Sonic The Hedgehog from one of those magazines, although when I tried it I got confused over whether it was supposed to be "u,c,d,c,l,c,r,c" or "u&c, d&c, l&c, r&c"... Oh, and there was Sonic The Comic of course: I don't think I ever bought it myself (when it came to comics I was more of a Dandy fan) but other people in school would sometimes browse their own issues or show them to me. Beyond that it was eventually PS1 stuff (we skipped the dodgy era of early CD gaming entirely!) and - ultimately - buying the consoles and games we wanted rather than there being "family-owned" systems. There was no more game-swapping and we didn't look into piracy, but we didn't need to at that point. So yeah, we were (fortunately) too late to adopt a C64 for home taping to be necessary - because games were so cheap at that point - but the NES cart economy on the playground was fun for a while.
  13. Around the time of Burnout 3's release I got a deal on a cheap (and chipped) Xbox from a friend, and I'd previously been slumming it with a bargain-bin Dreamcast so I was thrown into the current generation* for the first time in a while. Burnout 3 and Halo 2 contributed to a lot of fun evenings, despite having to wrestle with the burger pad. *DC was the same generation technically but good luck finding any DC stuff in stores from 2004
  14. Is it as massive in the hands as it appears in that pic? It almost makes the Dreamcast controller look comfortable...
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