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Post by Seany C on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:32 pm

I thought seeing as I ditched the chatbox I'll make this thread as a replacement.
So let's get the ball rolling... anything good on the box tonight?
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Re: Chat thread

Post by Dont Look Angry on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:43 pm

I dunno, anyone up for some live tonight? Maybe UNO or something?
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Post by Seany C on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:46 pm

I miss UNO. Now I got a job I might get gold again. And a HDMI cable. I'd use my 360 more if I didn't have to change the cable round every time wanted to play the 360 (which isn't much thanks to my glorious PS3).
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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:48 pm

Been playing Call of Juarez up until now, and will be watching Terry Gilliam's sci-fi Brazil after dinner.
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Post by gdf on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:50 pm

Away for a nap and will perhaps watch either Bullets or Ballots or start Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl later.
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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:50 pm

Stalker is ace, such amazing atmosphere. Really need to get back into it sometime, I have a tendency to neglect games on PC.
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Post by Black Suede on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:53 pm

I'm bored.
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Post by Seany C on Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:03 pm

I find PC gaming hard to do. Not the games, just gaming on a PC. Hunched over your hardwood desk in a computer chair in an uncomfortable position. The unreliabiliaty of the hardware and the software (the developers don't know the specs of their consumers machine as each PC varies). It altogether feels like an inconvenient way to game. Consoles are designed to game and everything else is the afterthought, not the other way round. I'll never prefer PC over console. Keep your graphics, I'll take my comfort and peace of mind anyday.
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Post by gdf on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:53 pm

I have a comfy, reclining chair and a footrest, I use it for both my PC and consoles. Control in FPSs is obviously much sharper, RTS games are playable and I can get full framerates on games that would be sluggish and look worse on console. I've only run into problems so far with really old games when I need to acquire other software to play them, but there are always a billion forum threads with quick solutions. Steam is an awesome platform, games are dirt cheap and you get far more specialised/esoteric/experimental shit on PC. I also use my 360 controller for racing/platform games, and it's now supported by almost all releases and can be mapped to older/unsupported ones either by a quick config file or a program like PGP.

Console is admittedly a mostly hassle free alternative, but to be fair my PC hasn't red-ringed yet. Because I got it custom built, any problems I encounter can be fixed within days as well.

I acknowledge it's down to personal preference at the end of the day, but a lot of the issues you mention don't really apply these days. Don't get me wrong, I was born and bred on console and still play a lot of games on them, but since I got the PC that's declined an awful lot.
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Post by 01casey on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:51 pm

I went to NIN a boy last night.

I returned, one fucking sore boy with an even bigger mancrush on Trent Reznor and his beefiness!

Howd'yall.
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Post by Seany C on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:01 pm

The only pros I can find for PC gaming is exclusives (consoles have plenty of non PC exclusives), graphics (I've always found console graphics perfectly adequate for their time and the fact a game on PC looks nicer doesn't bother me) and mods (you got me there).
Leading consoles (including when they launch) are cheaper than leading gaming PC's (even home built), don't require upgrading and come by once every 5-10 years, have software that will definitely play on your system and instantly too and can be played on your sofa or bed.

PC favouritism is 90% about the improved aesthetics and call me old fashioned but that just seems a bit shallow.
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Post by gdf on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:08 pm

The biggest thing for me is the breadth of content and framerates. Don't mind poor visuals, but I love me a solid 60 FPS.

PC just caters to all my needs really. The few big titles I actually care about are usually multiplatform, PC included, and there are more control options. In the long run, the money saved on games (roughly 10-15 for a new release and even more for older ones) balances out the cost of upgrading. It's a bit like the diesel/petrol choice as far as cars go. Save money now or save money later with better performance in the meantime?

I recognise there are a few drawbacks, but it seems to suit my style of gaming better for now.
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Post by Rebellious Backbencher on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:34 pm

Black Suede wrote:I'm bored.

Do you find that you can just be bored and that's that? I can never be bored without by extension being depressed about where I am in life and why I'm not out doing something awesome. I get out enough (far more than i used to, fo' sho') but that feeling is one of the things I haven't been able to ditch.
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Post by Dingo on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:53 pm

I can't get into PC gaming myself. I should probably try again at one point, funnily enough I have Stalker lol
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Post by mcgugan on Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:03 pm

Seany C wrote:The only pros I can find for PC gaming is exclusives (consoles have plenty of non PC exclusives), graphics (I've always found console graphics perfectly adequate for their time and the fact a game on PC looks nicer doesn't bother me) and mods (you got me there).
Leading consoles (including when they launch) are cheaper than leading gaming PC's (even home built), don't require upgrading and come by once every 5-10 years, have software that will definitely play on your system and instantly too and can be played on your sofa or bed.

PC favouritism is 90% about the improved aesthetics and call me old fashioned but that just seems a bit shallow.

I've been finding that downloading old point and click adventures has infinite opportunity for keeping me amused.
Broken Sword, Grim Fandango and all the Monkey Island games have enjoyed equal playtime while my 360 remains untouched unless a friend is round.
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Post by Seany C on Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:14 pm

Point and click works on PC due to its mandatory point and clicking device. There's plenty of people who play beat-em-ups and leave their PC's untouched too. All down to personal taste. I've never tried to persuade one's better that the other (not that I'm implying anyone else is) in this thread, just trying to show my side to give validity to my choice in preferring consoles.
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Re: Chat thread

Post by Black Suede on Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:40 pm

Rebellious Backbencher wrote:
Black Suede wrote:I'm bored.

Do you find that you can just be bored and that's that? I can never be bored without by extension being depressed about where I am in life and why I'm not out doing something awesome. I get out enough (far more than i used to, fo' sho') but that feeling is one of the things I haven't been able to ditch.

Oh yeah, all the time. I'm pretty sure I've been suffering from depression for the past few years, for certain reasons. Normally suicide crosses my mind but then my sensible side kicks in and I realise how stupid that would be. Pretty much everyday is a struggle for me, I just think what's the point. It's quite horrible, I used to be a very upbeat guy but the last few years, especially the past 2 years I've had this dark cloud over me. Anyone else who has suffered like this will know what I mean.
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Post by gdf on Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:45 pm

Oh dear Suede, that sounds horrible No

It may sound trite and a little weird because it's the internet, but remember we're here for you if you need support of any kind.
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Re: Chat thread

Post by Seany C on Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:57 pm

Read my post in the religion thread, I know the feeling, though maybe not as strongly as you describe.
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Post by Black Suede on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:15 am

gdf wrote:Oh dear Suede, that sounds horrible No

It may sound trite and a little weird because it's the internet, but remember we're here for you if you need support of any kind.

I think being on X360 and other forums for the last few years has helped a lot. I think I would have been in a far worse state if I had no other being to interact with, even if it is just through the internet. As in real life, socially things have been extremely cack.

Sean, I read what you said and instantly thought: "yeah, sames". Normally why I'm up so late, as I know all those thoughts will just rush through my head as soon as my head hits the pillow.

It's quite aggravating seeing my younger brother doing what any ordinary teenager should be doing: out drinking with friends, sleep overs, camping, partying, relationship with another girl, generally not giving a shit about anything, etc.

I realise what a shit older brother I must be.

He's the complete polar opposite of me, and so is my older sister. I'm definitely the black sheep of my family.
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Post by gdf on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:18 am

Why don't you go drinking and stuff?
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Post by Seany C on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:28 am

Yeah. I try to stay up until I'll sleep when my head hits the pillow because otherwise I'll lie in bed and think about shit. I do that more because once my brain gears start turning they stop me from sleeping rather than being bothered by the thoughts that I have. Except for when I have a crush but don't act on it. I'll go through plenty of fantasies and hypothetical situations of me asking her out and her saying yes or doing things with her as a couple. Those can make you feel like shit and make you ask questions like 'is this creepy?' 'if I told her these thoughts she'd be scared' etc etc.
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Post by mcgugan on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:44 am

gdf wrote:Oh dear Suede, that sounds horrible No

It may sound trite and a little weird because it's the internet, but remember we're here for you if you need support of any kind.

and that right there is why the interhood's greatness outweighs it's tiny nature.
aw, you guys.
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Post by Black Suede on Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:48 am

gdf wrote:Why don't you go drinking and stuff?

I've tried quite a few types of alcohol and not liked very much, but even if I've come across one I liked; my stomach problems get in the way. Just like how I've been drinking lactose free milk for almost a year now, because I found out that regular milk was upsetting my stomach. That also goes for a lot of other food and drinks. So you can imagine how shite it must be, not exactly being able to eat or drink some of your favourite stuff.

Maybe there's also a slight conscience thing going on with my grandad dying in his 50s because of alcholism. Dunno.

But for the other stuff in general, it's friend issues and physiological issues. I lost quite a few friends soon after I left school, for some proper shit reason. The guy has still not questioned me on the matter for almost 3 years now. All over a girl too, how fucking cliche. So, I lost him as a friend along the a few others in the group.
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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:55 am

I'm sorry to hear that Suede, but I've been there too, albeit not quite on the verge of suicidal thoughts, although they always strike you sometime. It's always been the same in my family too, my younger sister is the uber-social one while I hardly interact much at all. Things have gotten better of late and I'm relishing the thought of moving out of this local community very soon. But having the X-360 forum during that stage in my life helped me a lot. So don't despair, you'll get out of that rut one day and you won't know quite how it happened!

Alcohol is one of the many problems I've had, the stuff simply doesn't appeal to me and there's hardly any kind I like. And that automatically bars me from 90% of all social activities around here. The alternative is the Christian lot. Hahaha.

It must suck to not be able to eat and drink whatever you want, but alas, what can you do? Somethings you've just gonna accept.

As mentioned before, we're all here for you man.
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