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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Adsolution » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:23 am

- Scratched my glasses really badly yesterday, getting new lenses today
+ Hopefully a better prescription too, since I always felt that by tilting them I could get a clearer image, and when I was in a bar recently looking through a wine glass without glasses, the image was clearer than looking through my glasses normally
- Forgot to heat the furnace properly yesterday so I had to deal with a cold bath
+ I got Destiny 2 and Street Fighter V to run on my MacBook's GT 650m, which I wasn't expecting to work so well, with D2 at 40-60 FPS. :mryellow: The UI is running at retina, but I turned down the resolution scaling to 25% which looks like pixel asshole but plays great!
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Aaron » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:54 pm

+ Completed 62% of Rayman Revolution and completed The Precipice, The Pirate Mines and The Echoing Caves today.
+ Got the Rain Mask as well.

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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Adsolution » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:30 pm

+ the new pair of glasses i picked are awwwweesome
- they could take weeks to be ready because i have a very autistic perscription
+ warm bath successate today

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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Aaron » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:39 am

- I got 2 terrible games for Christmas
+ But, I also got Burnout 3: Takedown for PS2 and it rocks! I love it!
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Fifo » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:32 am

+ Got GTSport Limited Edition and Please Please Me LP for Xmas

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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by R4Y_ANC3L » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:32 pm

+ Yay, Christmas Day.
- I must admit, It is not as Good as the past Christmas days that I had
- Rayman Origins is appearing Sometime later After christmas. Maybe next week.
+ Will try to make the best of today, at least.
- Car is still not up and running.
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Master » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:28 am

- Feeling the pangs of itchiness again
- Running low on cortisone
- Not made as much progress on my individual project catch-up as I'd like
+ I've got time still, and barring that, the holidays have been nice
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Adsolution » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:31 am

Aaron wrote:- I got 2 terrible games for Christmas
what were they

+ had great fun drunk polish christmas party on the 26th
+ wrote a new song today i've really taken a liking to

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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Pirez » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:58 pm

-- I just can't stop playing Stardew Valley...

++ Awesome game, though.
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Aaron » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:36 am

Adsolution wrote:what were they
Medal of Honor: Vanguard (I honestly don't know how my dad expected me to play a 16+ game when I'm only 13) and Dirt Track Devils.

+ I recently bought Globox Disc with the lums I had and it's really fun
+ I also completed the Trampoline Challenge
+ Today is New Year's Eve
- Sanctuary of Stone and Fire backtracking sucks!
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Adsolution » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:52 am

Aaron wrote:I honestly don't know how my dad expected me to play a 16+ game when I'm only 13
What do you mean how? Does it feel unethical for you to try playing a 16+ game before you're 16? Because age ratings don't mean that people under the written age shouldn't play them, it only means that it's up to the parents until you're that age, and if your dad got it for you, then that's completely within the scope of the age rating's intended purpose.

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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by THEdragon » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:03 pm

+ Ate a really good burrito at a lovely Mexican café today.
- Tomorrow is January 1st and for some reason that worries/bothers me? I can't pinpoint why.
+ Mum's making banana bread. Food is great.
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Aaron » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:10 pm

I not only didn't want to play the game because it was 16+, but rather because I hate shooting games. Plus, everything sucks about it. And I mean literally EVERYTHING. Take Burnout 3 for example, or Rayman Revolution. Those games are much better, mainly because they're fun. What do you do in a shooting game? Just shoot, shoot, shoot at the enemy. There's no variety in them.
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by THEdragon » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:37 pm

You may have posted in the wrong thread, Aaron? Just put a - in front of that paragraph and it'll fit fine though. ;)
EDIT: If that was the case, I've just prevented you from being able to delete the post by posting after you. Whoops! Sorry Aaron!

+ The banana bread is almost ready.
+ I'm 21 years old now, I can legally drink in my country of birth.
- I don't like alcohol.
+ That's probably a good thing though.
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Aaron » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:46 pm

THEdragon wrote:You may have posted in the wrong thread, Aaron? Just put a - in front of that paragraph and it'll fit fine though. ;)
EDIT: If that was the case, I've just prevented you from being able to delete the post by posting after you. Whoops! Sorry Aaron!
No problem, just when someone asks me a question, wait for my reply to that person and then post next time!
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Adsolution » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:55 pm

Aaron wrote:What do you do in a shooting game? Just shoot, shoot, shoot at the enemy. There's no variety in them.
I agree Medal of Honor is pretty lame, but what you just said is flat-out wrong. You've obviously never really played or understood a shooter before; in fact, I'd say that shooters are one of the most varied genres out there due to them relying on such a simple and accessible but flexible and addicting concept that anyone can grasp which, combined with the fact they're in first-person, creates the greatest link between ourselves and the player, leading to some of the most fast-paced and skillful gameplay around. The genre has existed all throughout time, from 1990 to today and has never dipped in popularity for a very good reason. Disregarding its merit is just as bad as if not worse than disregarding the platforming genre as a whole.

I know you're only thirteen and I had my fair share of irrational biases back then too, but you really have to be a little more honest in your approach to criticising one of the pioneering video game genres!

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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Aaron » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:37 pm

I actually did play a shooting game before (it was TF2) but I really don't like blood and gore in video games (I know blood is a natural thing in real life). I prefer the adventure/platformer and racing genre more than the FPS shooting genre.
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Master » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:05 pm

- RIP Best NuWho TARDIS: + Given how they've deconstructed, rather than demolished, there may be hope that it'll live on as an exhibit.
- Though the Doctor Who Experience did close this summer, so unless they plan on opening a new Doctor Who museum, it might just tragically end up in storage.
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Rayfist » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:39 pm

Adsolution wrote:You've obviously never really played or understood a shooter before; in fact, I'd say that shooters are one of the most varied genres out there due to them relying on such a simple and accessible but flexible and addicting concept that anyone can grasp which, combined with the fact they're in first-person, creates the greatest link between ourselves and the player, leading to some of the most fast-paced and skillful gameplay around. The genre has existed all throughout time, from 1990 to today and has never dipped in popularity for a very good reason. Disregarding its merit is just as bad as if not worse than disregarding the platforming genre as a whole.

I know you're only thirteen and I had my fair share of irrational biases back then too, but you really have to be a little more honest in your approach to criticising one of the pioneering video game genres!
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Rick’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick’s existential catchphrase “Wubba Lubba Dub Dub,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them.
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Re: Pluses (+) and minuses (−) of this day

Post by Master » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:52 pm

+ There was a new episode of Robot Wars on today. Had no idea, so was taken by surprise.
- Missed the first half of the episode, kinda spoils the flow when you know how it end.
+ But at least we do have catchup.
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