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Blitzenexx

@GyroZeppeli: I'm still a fan of physical games for the most part, but I understand the appeal and necessity of digital games at times. Octopath is one of my recent acquisitions as well; Target was running the same discount on physical copies of Octopath as well as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Both of those have been on my radar for awhile, but the former won out. It's another lengthy game, but I think the chapters will be fairly well suited to my playstyle.

@ThanosReXXX: Mine is a 40" 1080P Vizio Smart TV. I barely use the "Smart" part of it other than for some YouTube though. I've considered getting Netflix on occasion, but I always find something else to invest my free time in. XD

My parents still use one of those DVD/VCR players last I checked. In fact, I'm pretty sure my mom still tapes her weekday soap opera using the VCR. I've tried explaining the virtues of more modern setups, but in their case....If it's not broke, there's no need to fix it.

My TV felt like a heck of an upgrade compared to what I was used to when I got it. My parents had standard definition sets when I moved out; the largest was 32" IIRC. I'd sometimes like a 4K TV after seeing a few of those in action, but there really isn't anything wrong with my current set.

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Delibheel

I have a cheap 32" Atvio tv. I'm not entirely sure if it's full HD, the box doesn't go into specifics, and the models I find online often say 720p. When I play the xbox or switch it says 1080p in the corner though, so I like to believe it is.

It didn't come with smart components, they had one that did for a higher price, but the fire stick and xbox one are more than smart enough for my needs.

I like it because I paid for it by myself. So, it feels fully mine. I like that.

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Yeah I don’t know either.

Eh! My gameplay videos

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JackEatsSparrows

@GyroZeppeli I dunno about the other game modes, but when I play Team Rumble the planes don’t make a significant difference. They’ve only got 100 health themselves.

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Anti-Matter

Lately, i cannot play my game consoles at living room due to smelly odor of rattan baskets placed outside living room. My sister put them behind living room and the baskets haven't moved into different place yet. Phew...! 😒

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4. Portal Knights PS4 (90 / 100)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90 / 100)

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JackEatsSparrows

I didn’t realize wicker had a smell.
Ah, the joys of scraping the ice off the ruck with a library card. Why, you ask? Because no one here sells ice scrapers. Ah, but there is the inter webs! Yes, but I always forget...

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ReaderRagfihs

@JackEatsSparrows My ice scraper never leaves my car. Even in the summer.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

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JackEatsSparrows

I must have frozen my brain. I walked to the break room and back to my office before I realized I had put my lunch in my desk and my wallet in the fridge. Somebody call the pound, today is gonna be ruff.

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NEStalgia

@Blitzenexx Where are they finding new VHS cassettes to tape things on?!

I can't imagine what modern setup you'd suggest to them. A Mythbuntu box? All the cable DVRs are subscription....I'd pick the VCR too!

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Anti-Matter

JackEatsSparrows wrote:

I must have frozen my brain. I walked to the break room and back to my office before I realized I had put my lunch in my desk and my wallet in the fridge. Somebody call the pound, today is gonna be ruff.

😆😂😆😂

My Top 5 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (99 / 100)
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 PS4 (95 / 100)
3. The Sims 4 PS4 with all expansion packs and DLC (93 / 100)
4. Portal Knights PS4 (90 / 100)
5. Final Fantasy VIII PS1 (90 / 100)

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ThanosReXXX

@Blitzenexx Oh, I'm absolutely in favor of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", except parents sometimes seem to take that to extremes. My dad also still uses the VCR to record whatever it is that he wants to see, but besides the fact that the tapes have degraded horribly because of the repeated recordings, it looks even worse on his current TV, which as I mentioned, is newer than mine (Samsung HD TV UE40K5670ss), so it's one blurry mess, but he doesn't seem to care one way or the other.

But the way we use that saying, is probably more efficient. We're already all but fully in the modern audio/video age, so if the HD TV still works, then there certainly isn't any reason to replace the screen.

A Bluray player, however, most definitely is a worthwhile consideration...

@Delibheel The fact that it says "1080p" in the corner of the screen says nothing about the resolution of the screen, but about the upscaling of the signal and/or the output of the device that's connected to the screen. If I'd have to make a guess, I'd say the TV is probably what was known as "HD Ready", which at the most, is 1080i, and does indeed display in 720p. I'll save you the whole tech story behind it, but that's the gist of it.

And if I remember correctly, it's actually more or less mandatory for TV manufacturers, to mention if a screen is Full HD or not, so it should be quite visible somewhere on the TV and in the manual.

I can definitely agree to the feeling of having something that's all yours. I don't know if that counts for everyone, but I still have that feeling with every device or little thing that I buy.

@NEStalgia You'd be surprised. My dad sometimes goes to a thrift shop that still sells completely new, sealed tapes for a buck or 2 a piece.

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ReaderRagfihs

ThanosReXXX wrote:

My dad also still uses the VCR to record whatever it is that he wants to see

This is honestly pretty cool, even though the video quality must suck by today's standards.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

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ThanosReXXX

@ReaderRagfihs Well... don't know if I would call it that. It's more a mix of laziness and him not wanting to get to grips with new equipment. He's no technophobe by any means, but he more or less only buys/replace stuff if he has no other options left. And then when something goes wrong or he has some kind of issue, he calls me.
Like I still have any present knowledge of VCR's and stuff...

In the end, I always do end up finding the solution for him, either by Googling or simply downloading the manuals for him, but it's kinda funny (well, not in the moment, but afterwards) how he always talks about these problems, as if I'm sitting on the couch next to him.

Then I always have to emphasize that I can't see what he's seeing, much less know what he's doing, and he's not exactly precise in his descriptions, so it's somewhat of a miracle (either that, or me by now having (too much) experience in handling those situations) that we ultimately always end up solving it...

And he has quite the temper, also making it a bit more difficult.
So, technically, I'm part tech wizard, part social worker...

Right now, I'm typing with the Switch on my desk, waiting for the MK 11 reveal. A lot of crap and blabla is shown now, which doesn't interest me. I want to see gameplay, damned!

It still amazes me how beautiful the Switch screen is, though. And it isn't even full HD. I don't know what magic they applied to it, but it looks better than the screen on my Samsung Galaxy A6. Probably also because it's bigger, but still. Pretty darn sweet...

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX Wow, I haven't actually seen one, physically, other than my own, in many years!

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Vinny

Anyone here played Gun (2005)? It's a cool western action game from the PS2 era.

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ThanosReXXX

@Vinny Yup. Got it on PC, GameCube and Xbox 360.

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Vinny

@ThanosReXXX This is another title I found out about thanks to GameSack, in a video where they talk about their backlog.

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ThanosReXXX

@Vinny You mean that you just discovered it recently, or quite a while ago already?
And which version did you get?

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Vinny

@ThanosReXXX I got it back in december, I have the PS2 version and I also got Gun: Showdown for the PSP out of curiosity.

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JackEatsSparrows

I played Gun on Xbox, I enjoyed it!

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