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  1. Right, now back to lurking.

    1. Baker


      You’re back?


      Haven’t seen a post from you in ages. We need some more puzzle giveaways 😁.

    2. DaivRules


      Welcome back stranger...

    3. StrickenBiged


      @BB-BakkerJ Lol, yeah, just had a few promotions meant that I had less time in the day for skivving off work! 😉 A puzzle - a really tough one - might not be a bad idea. 


      @DaivRules Thanks, don't know how long I'll be "back" as I'm not in the habit of stopping by anymore, but we will see. Dropped by to check on a few lists to see which PS5 game I want to play next and ended up dropping a comment or two before I left. 😄

  2. If you are in the UK, keep an eye on and specifically look out for a notice that is taking pre-orders. The way that eBuyer does things is that they are expecting stock their PS5 page will have a notice that you need to email them to reserve one. I sent them an email, took them a week to get back to me, but when they did I didn't have to fight half the country or a load of bots to checkout, they just set up an order, I had to log in and complete my address and payment details, and that was that. They know they are selling to real people, and everything can be done in an orderly way. It was a little cheeky that they bundled me a copy of MK11 that I wouldn't have bought, (and a spare DualSense that I would have), but I wasn't about to pass up the opportunity. Good luck to everyone else.
  3. Damn, ok, we get it, you make trophy guides on your YouTube channel. Sheesh. 

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    2. MMDE


      @StrickenBiged Youtube's search has always been terrible for me.

    3. Beyondthegrave07


      @Mesopithecus Your timing with that thread was just impeccable! Lmao! Another YTer made 2 posts in a row after your suggestion.


      I don't really care if someone wants to make a status update or whatever saying, "Hey, I'm streaming X. Come watch!" or "Here's my newest YT video, what you think?" or creates a thread for their personal YT channel (I've seen people do this and it doesn't bother me at all). But I always saw threads as something that invokes discussion. 4 threads of the exact same thing is like duplicate posting because if you want someone to watch your guide or leave feedback, you can do this under a single thread. And like @StrickenBiged said, this is kind of why we have gameplay guides....

    4. Mesopithecus


      @Beyondthegrave07 Yea I noticed that, plus there are already other people that have posted video guides on the same game forum :facepalm:


      One of the points that hasn't been touched on is the quality of these video guides;  there is one content poster (I'm not naming names) whose videos are pretty badly made, contain missteps or misinformation and are generally down voted on YouTube, plus they are incredibly hostile to constructive feedback.  There is no real control over that when they are being posted so prolifically 


      There is definitely a correlation though between the increase in ezpz games and more of these guides being posted.  Even when there is a sale, a video or two gets posted identifying the easy games.  Don't get me wrong, I've played my share of easy stuff so I'm trying not to judge too much, but you never see anyone posting the opposite for challenging games, just once I'd love to see that.

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    1. ihadalifeb4this


      Now do a robot! 😝

    2. StrickenBiged


      If I hear one more person ask me to "do the robot"...



    3. Angel


      Ahh this is so cute!!! 😊 This just made my day haha

  5. I'm guessing it's because the story-related trophies are completely out of order. @FilmGamesTV - you need to explain here why the flag should be lifted, typically by explaining how you were able to earn the trophies in the order in which they were earned.
  6. Stop watching content from those creators that spoil things entirely. I have trained my YT algorithm so well that it never even tries to show me those kinds of click-baity gaming videos. I have a few channels I go to for gaming content, which I know are generally spoiler free. If they need to discuss a spoiler to make a point, they will telegraph it well and not include it in the thumbnail.
  7. I think you've discovered a paradox. Unless the "halving of lifespan" refers to that person's lifespan by natural (i.e. not death note or shinigami related) causes...? It doesn't really make sense either way, because it assumes that the person who took the deal's future is known. What if they took up smoking, or got massively obese, etc, after taking the deal? Would the halving-of-lifespan then apply to the new projected lifespan after these bad habits are taken up, or would the person who took the deal be able to wreck their body without fear that it would lead to an even earlier death?
  8. This is pretty interesting: direct to skin haptic feedback without wearables or controllers.


    1. Sir_Bee


      That would be pretty awesome.  Would bring a whole new level to immersion in games that do it well.


      I will say though, it does sound a little like black magic ...

    2. StrickenBiged


      Just imagine this in VR, it would be crazy. Picking up items that you can actually feel the shape (if not the weight) of. Madness.


      Non-gaming applications are intriguing too. Combined with AR, I'd imagine that it will look (to the user) like the movie Minority Report. At least until we get mid-air holographic displays figured out. 

  9. I was the first member who sprang to your mind for a shoutout?! 😳 Very weird, I can barely get onto this site these days. Nonetheless, it's flattering to know someone remembers me. Thanks for doing the interview, was good to get to know you better! Thanks @Dragon-Archon and @DrBloodmoney!
  10. I like it! If you go to this post on r/meditation, there is a code for a free trial.
  11. I'd play it!
  12. The app is excellent, but I'm not sure how a Buddhist would feel about it. Sam Harris is an outspoken atheist, but spent many years on silent retreat and studying with masters. His goal is to bring people the benefits of meditation without the religious wrappings, and with a scientific understanding. He never criticises religion directly in the app, as far as I can recall anyway, I'm just saying that if you feel that any of the Buddhist rituals are important to your practice for religious reasons you won't find them there! Similarly with me, I tend to usually do 10 minutes per day. Busy!
  13. I'm using Sam Harris' new app, Waking Up. He is a neuroscientist and a big advocate of mindfulness meditation. I've only been doing the practice since about September 2018, so I still have many occasions where thoughts intrude on my practice. Having said that, I have also had some excellent sessions where it felt like I was able to completely quiet my mind for 10-15 minutes at a time. I'm still getting used to it, so my longest practice session so far has only been half an hour. I'm no where near achieving sustained awareness of the non-self, but I think I have had flashes of it (it's a weird feeling to describe with text). Still, I am finding it very helpful. I recently had something come up in my family life which would normally have made me very angry, but I was able to catch the emotion first and not let it take over what I did next, that sort of thing. I'm much more on an even-keel now.
  14. Welcome to the forums! I hope you enjoy your time here! Don't have any reservations about posting here. It's a well moderated and generally polite community. Not me! I was quite interested to read that you're a Buddhist actually - I recently started practicing mindfulness meditation, which I think is based on vipassana, and am finding the insights and practice very valuable.
  15. Bungie is independent again, retains the rights to the Destiny franchise. 

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    2. StrickenBiged


      Freed of Activision's preference for agressive monetisation, I think Bungie could make Destiny into something I cared about... 

    3. Paleblood



      The thing that always put me off about Destiny was just the repetitiveness of it all. But I think this is, at least to some extent, what the core audience likes about the game.

      And while it's not my cup of tea, I still think Destiny's gunplay just feels amazing.

    4. StrickenBiged


      I haven't actually tried it yet. It's been a fascinating story to watch from the outside - I have followed all the controversies and reviews for the content despite wanting no part of it because of the Activision MTX bullshit.