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  1. I promised you all for a special update from the FGFGF on my recent update about summer improvements to FG, so here it is! Buckle in tight for this one 😄 As most of you will hopefully know by now, La @RenFengge has come into help me a huge amount of late and she found an opportunity within lockdown to do a few extra special gifts as we had a few generous people in FG that could contribute significantly to help make a few people smile. First off, Bob @Baabcat has been here for many years and we've seen him be amazing of late, trying super hard to help many of the Destiny 2 FGers get involved and put up many raids each and every week. Its crazy to think that after nearly 7 years of Destiny, the past 6-12 months is the most active it has ever been at FG with so many complete FG raids, dungeons and Nightfalls done with each other. A large part of this was down to Bob so we duly obliged when knowing Charlie @Venom had a PS5 but his Dad didn't. After working out the logistics with Clive @Teenwolf25 , we informed Bob online how great he is and gave him a huge smile from the FGFGF with a new PS5. Secondly, Gary @techno has been a mainstay in FG for so many years and helping in areas that people really haven't seen before but he's always there to pick you up when you need it most. He always offers advice, even when you didn't realise it. It was about time this guy from 'up Norf' received something extra special, especially whilst he has to be ploughing money into huge alterations in house for his wife that has a degenerative disability. Thanks to a few more significant others, we were able to not give away one PS5, but two! (Logistical mare with how he got it but it was paid for nonetheless 😄). A shipping problem lies with our merch currently, but i've managed to test a few new design hoodies out, finally sorting the last Xmas FGFGF giveaway present to @Dan94 and for all his continued efforts with his artwork and helping me significantly with his amazing Gran Turismo Articles, @Greboth received his own personalised hoodie. Some also might not be aware but our beautiful Scottash @Nutcuttlit had a horrible scare recently when his daughter was knocked over by a car. Whilst battered and bruised she soldiered on like how her Dad can be, so we thought we would send the best current release on Metacritic, a 2 player co-op game It Takes Two. Hopefully the smiles can keep wash away the bruises over time 😄 There was a few FG mugs given out too, @Findmartin @TonyAE86 @Lurch @Antpool84 to name just a few. We're working quite hard to get some extra things to other FGers outside of the UK too. Its more of a logistical nightmare (and has been for a few years) but watch this space and we're extremely hopeful of doing further good things to keep people smiling around the world in the not too distant future. Lastly, don't get take the next part lightly. Thank You. ALL OF YOU people have shown you have the ability to keep making so many people smile and happy, especially when it hits some people's lives when they need it most. There's some of FGers out there that won't be named that are at their darkest points, and stuff like this - showing that you care for others at such a hard time for all of us - helps them realise life is worth living. Keep giving when you can to make FGers smile. GGFG all ❤️
    12 points
  2. We're alive....and free hopefully!! The last few months has been hopefully more uplifting for you all as we enter many places nearing the end of some/most social distancing rules and also with the fantastic run the English side were on throughout the whole of Euro 2020 (in 2021, still can't get over the name not changing!). We're also entering holiday season for many of us across the world too and I think it'll be good to get some fresh air and experience some of the places we haven't been able to the past 18 months. That being said, there's a few things upcoming at FG to keep an eye out for as we go under some significant changes I've wanted for many years. Achievements/Ranks/Gamerscore I've wanted some form of an FG Gamerscore for a while as an incentive to make things fun and interesting when you come back to the Home of FG, as well as having fun online in FG Games. With the next software update, we'll imminently have a new ranking system that links to points. Some might remember I tried a while back but didn't quite work as there wasn't enough resources at the time. Now, we can take advantage of some cool updates that are all integrated with the Home of FG. A sneak peak of how things will start to look are below. This is something that will help us all realise there's always been way more to FG than just a few forum posts. 'Levelling Up' with FG can actually be a real possibility which i'm super hyped for! Medals/Badges With brand new ranks and levels to chase, come Medals to earn. You could argue its similar to Triumphs on many games we play mentioning no names *Desti..cough cough*. These will be things that you can earn that will give bonus points that goes towards your overall FG Gamerscore. Some will be very basic, like opening post, creating topics, and just by visiting FG everyday but some might make you look across FG, creating interesting stuff for all to see, maybe in Videos, Quizzes, Polls, etc. Equally, I want to create Medals to earn that are a part of the joy we bring online with us all. We have some featured FG Games already and would love to expand on this over time. For example, we could have some that relate to our GT Sport league races, FIFA Monday Night Football, Destiny Raid Nights and of course, any games we play on FG Fridays. These are supposed to be cool things to chase for fun and show off between us all and the more we can make, the more exciting it will be to interact and get around all the games we play together. These will also show on your profile and I intend to have a page where you can find descriptions of Medals you can earn. Please be aware though....there will be hidden ones you'll have to find! Maybe checking other people's profiles over time will help you work out what's achievable! Push Notifications to Mobile devices This one makes me happy beyond belief. I think one thing is noticeable that many like to be nudged by a pop up on their phone if they've been tagged or quoted somewhere or maybe even if they've received a reaction. It reminds us that FG is around as it can slip people's minds sometimes as we have our normal lives to deal with. Notifications can be switched on so you'll need to accept to receive push notifications for your mobile, once live. The only restriction i've been made aware of is (as usual) is Safari on Apple devices. I mean, you should be downloading Chrome anyway these days, even on Apple devices because Safari kills souls over time. More details to follow on how to make sure you get all the notifications! Homepage link for mobile devices In conjunction with the notifications, you should get opportunity to add FG as a homepage on your phone. This will make FG look and feel exactly like an App would and far better than the Tapatalk one we had in the past. You can then also see notifications linked to it, like your apps do. I really want as many of us to take up these so you don't miss out on any FG action and it helps me not have to nag/nudge/annoy the crap out of you on other platforms! In other news..... We also have some amazing FGFGF news we can now share as some of you already know, which will highlight how important you all are to continuing to donate to the cause of making people smile and feel good. We have GT Sport Summer Season starting this week and want as many to turn up each week to enjoy the fun and learn where we can FG Fridays will be back up in advance on the Event Calendar so we can all make sure to nudge your best FGer and get them to get online where we can - the aim has to be a huge 20-30 plus lobby of all of us on the games we now have to offer (Fall Guys, Bomberman, Among Us, Battlefield 5, Wreckfest, GTA Races, CoD MW Remastered) Raids every week on Destiny for anyone that wants help and just all round general fun running more and more of them More regular Quizzes to play! There's probably more (there always is!) but i've probably worn you out with the essay as usual 😄 All i'll ask is to be patient with us over the next 4 weeks as you see things subtely changing and there may be some down time as we update many of the applications and software we have behind the scenes. It'll be all worth the wait i'm sure! Let me know what you think of the updates, and if there are any medals/badges you wanna see we could give out drop the ideas below, you never know as we have LOADS to make!! GGFG ❤️
    12 points
  3. I fucking love FG. And I love each and every one of you who make it what it is. I don't get to play as much as I used to, but when I do, you guys make it worthwhile. It's fantastic to see that so many of you have all received some New Content Everybody™ ❤️
    7 points
  4. Huge thank you from me, was a really great present and very much appreciated. It’s been a fantastic year of raiding with FG. Long may it continue
    7 points
  5. I've gotten the unofficial word I'm making LT day after tomorrow and will be going back to Investigations. I'll be taking over the Domestic Violence unit, an office of 15 detectives and 2 sergeants. I'll be a M-F day shift office drone driving a desk with my ass all day. My wife says it'll be fun. It won't be fun. But, it's the first time in...18 years or so I've had a M-F job. I don't know how long I'll have this office, as I'm likely to be offered the next opening in Homicide. I still won't be a real cop again, but I'll at least see them on occasion. 😄 I'm glad to be promoted but it's bittersweet. Being a field sergeant has been the best job I've ever had. I'll miss it. I won't miss wearing the armor or gun belt.
    7 points
  6. Highlight of the night was driving 2 inches behind Jordies rear bumper and watching him shit his pants and fall off the track.
    7 points
  7. I'd like to say a huge thank you, I was blown away when I heard to the point I was sat on the bed, as we've been living upstairs for 2 months now 🙄 literally speechless. It was a definite highlight in a few very frustrating and trying months. When the house gets finally sorted it will definitely be getting some use. Thanks again ❤️
    6 points
  8. Riff Machine

    Death's Door

    Another little gem I came across this week. I've only just started this but from what little I've played, It's really good. Top down, kind of diablo point of view, hack and slash with rouge lite elements I believe? Like I said, I haven't got very far. I'll post more when I've progressed further. Available on Xbox and Steam.
    5 points
  9. Figured I'd start this thread and just update it with pictures of some of my 3D printed projects as I work on them rather than start a new thread for every thing I print and do. Just started this project a bit over a week ago. I decided I wanted to do a medieval diorama for my theater room since the rest of the room's decor is all medieval themed. So decided to start printing a scene which will be a castle tower sitting on the edge of a rocky shoreline of the ocean with a dragon on top of the tower, then a giant kraken coming out of the water attacking the tower. Took about 130hrs to print just the tower pieces. Then did a lot of paint work and weathering to make it look aged, made some vines out of stained twine and ground up some reindeer moss to make the moss and growth on the towers crack. Added some wood railing and made a wood door. Have the dragon pieces running on both printers right now so hope to have that done and painted by the weekend so I can move onto finishing the base and making some realistic water using some clear silicone and paint mixed which other items which should be interesting.
    5 points
  10. I expected this thread to be about exercising😎
    5 points
  11. Diddums

    Coronavirus

    This virus has killed a lot of my faith in humanity. I always knew that people could be cunts, but there was always that little bit of optimism that it was a phase, a bad day, a bad mood, whatever - and that these people are actually generally nice people. But seeing what a scene people make when asked to wear a mask, social distance, or just generally respect the health and wellbeing of those around them has killed any optimism I had. I've sadly come to the realisation that a large part of our society is filled with gibbering retards who think that the slight discomfort of a mask is more important to them than the safety of those around them, regardless of any conspiracies or bullshit. If people are dying, and it might or might not be a virus, but you can help eliminate a part or all of the risk by simply wearing a mask, then fucking do it - the end. But nope, we won't be told, I refuse to be told by anyone what to do, the adult equivalent of "you're not the boss of me nanaaanaanaaanaaa". Just look at all these idiots who must absolutely go on holiday, and then whinge like little bitches because they have to quarantine when they get back. How utterly selfish are these people? By far my favourite however are the "I don't need to social distance or wear a mask because I've had both my jabs" - congratulations on telling the world that your education has failed you spectacularly. Please enjoy wearing the invisible "I'm an idiot" label that the less-stupid parts of society have stuck on your head. As someone who's worked through the whole thing, lost his job because of it, lost his gran during (note: not because) it and was unable to visit his mom and give her a hug after she just lost her mom, seeing the utter disrespect and arrogance of many people around me is fucking depressing. As much as it kills me to say it, I do honestly believe that this virus is doing the world a favour. It's just such a shame that so many good people are being taken along the way. I think I need a little ditty to cheer me up, fuck me that was depressing to write.
    5 points
  12. I watched The Day After Tomorrow yesterday but I was gonna watch it today as I missed it the day before yesterday but luckily yesterday I managed to indeed watch The Day After Tomorrow instead of today.
    4 points
  13. @Rumelylady made these amazing 3 cheese, spinach and mushroom stuffed calzones the other night with a homemade marinara sauce. Soooooo good.. 🤤
    4 points
  14. MrBiron

    BF2042 Portal

    I came in here to post about but you beat me to it 🖕 This looks absolutely awesome in all fairness. It should stop the game getting boring and keep it entertaining for years. I might create a game and whenever @Diddums plays he only ever gets a torch to use as a weapon.
    4 points
  15. So, yeah... if anyone wants to buy me one of these, I'll gladly accept! lol I think this thing will be huge. I can see people doing all sorts of things with this. Should be interesting!
    4 points
  16. I'm on now with John trouble shooting bungie being a pile of shit
    4 points
  17. Firstly, congratulations for making it to 50 hours. I lasted barely 20 hours in Origins before it became absolute torture to play. This latest breed of AC games are basically way too big with the story spread thin across a huge landscape in which the map has to be bloated with mundane tasks for filler. Not only that, Ubisoft introduced RPG level-gating which meant players had to endure these side missions to be able to play the story....or pay them £10 for boosters where you didn't have to play parts of the game instead. The gameplay is also dumbed-down to the extremes with x-ray vision, no fall damage, being able to scale huge climbs in seconds and also really basic combat. Origins, Odyssey and Valhalla are basically the same game with slightly different skins. The developers could've easily reduced the game by two thirds, removed any level gating or given the player a choice on XP scaling. There are so many users who are being alienated by this game design who would love to play it and experience DLC in the future but they are being held back by the exhausting and nauseating gameplay format. If Ubisoft scrapped boosters and scaled the games down then they would be much better experiences. The series is basically a live service and Ubisoft last week confirmed that this is how it will be going forward for all future AC titles so expect more of the same. It's a shame because AC2 and Black Flag were superb titles. The series is perfect for players who don't mind the same monotonous grind every day for two months straight but for me, the AC games have become some of the most painful out there and the devs don't seem to understand that bigger doesn't always mean better. Aside from any narrative, what you see in these games within the first 20 minutes is what you get throughout.
    4 points
  18. techno

    Coronavirus

    Probably, afterall people push back on the over zealous health and safety departments, I know we do. Celebs and the media have been terrible through this whole thing, post one thing do the opposite, people bashing on about how restrictions should continue then sticking their smug faces up at either Wimbledon or Wembley, oh and the excuse that they are either double jabbed or passed a test rubbish. That was the criteria for being at the festival of speed I've just returned from, bare amounts of checks basically I flashed a QR code at gate staff, could have been anyone . Being there you wouldn't have known what we went through this past year and a half. Face coverings only required indoors. I do believe things had to be relaxed, I do believe there will be some good things, positive things that come from what's happened but having worked through it all people do need to take responsibility, I don't know why some seem to need to be told everything all the time.
    4 points
  19. 4 points
  20. Latest car I've been working on. Just finished airbrushing this body for it. This car is an Arrma Felony and will do about 85mph. I've never been a fan of stock factory painted bodies so figured I'd airbrush a new body for this one so it looks as fast as it is capable of going.
    4 points
  21. 4 points
  22. IRaMPaGe

    14 Kills In 1 Minute

    Title Says It All!
    3 points
  23. Evening peeps. So after a 3 year break I have decided it’s time for another charity walk. in an effort to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society on Saturday 11th September 2021 I will be walking from my home in Coventry to the Solutions Diverse head office in Kirkby Mallory via Hinckley, and back again via Nuneaton, totalling 36 miles, which should take roughly 12 hours. I am raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society as it is something that has affected my life as my Grandad suffered from it in his final years, and it is something that continues to affect countless people. I have created a Just Giving page which is below and any and all donations are massively appreciated. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ants-big-walk
    3 points
  24. J4MES OX4D

    Jackass Forever

    This is the shit I love😂
    3 points
  25. Well, Gr.4 is a bit of a struggle in the Nissan but enjoyed both races last night despite poor performance on my part. Great to see Paul and Nick getting better. In fact @Bluebear had serious pace at Suzuka 🙂
    3 points
  26. LOLZ! If this is true then it's a sign that this years COD is going to be a massive pile of dogshit. Activision did the same thing when they bundled MWR with Infinite Borefare as they knew that game would be awful (although the campaign was actually decent). I'm so glad BF2042 is out this year.
    3 points
  27. J4MES OX4D

    Jackass Forever

    After seeing pranks like that and all these idiotic social experiments, I'd actually welcome vintage pranks like Jackass again - they may be dangerous and stupid but anything is better than the current breed of TikTok shite and YouTube fakery.
    3 points
  28. I dunno why they just didn't focus on expanding MW for the next 3 years. They had highly polished game, excellent visuals, a huge amount of work went into the animations and people overall enjoyed it even if their original design philosophies around doors was a bit flawed. Cold War was a downgrade in every respect, Treyarch as per usual didn't bother supporting the game much post-release and instead reverted to their tiresome plan of giving us the same old maps we've played in every one of their games from the past decade. Raven are doing a good job in killing Warzone where there's people even cheating in official tournaments so I think they are very much in a huge mess especially with people growing increasingly tired of the franchise and Battlefield finally making big strides. Soon they'll be focused exclusively on the mobile version and that's it.
    3 points
  29. Depends on the game, don't need more than 30fps for Civilisation type games for example. What it offers is choice. If they get it right and properly support it, it'll sell by the bucket load.
    3 points
  30. I drove both tracks while deciding fuel and tyre use etc have to hope for a good qualifying and then rely on blocking anyone from passing me...😁
    3 points
  31. I dunno, @jordie1892 was pretty effective helping me get a 3rd place finish last week 😅
    3 points
  32. If I stay logged in then I look a rite tit cos people will think i'm on here 24 hours a day instead of the 20 that I usually am😎
    3 points
  33. I was going to suggest divorce but your idea is better 😂
    3 points
  34. With the price tag of the main simulator I wonder how much the "home" units will be😳
    3 points
  35. phil bottle

    Instiction

    One to keep an eye on. Plus, dinosaurs🙂
    3 points
  36. Diddums

    DayZ - the return

    It is the daddy of survival games, and it's also the reason you joined FG and became one of the BFFs ❤️
    3 points
  37. How do we find the seasonal challenge page to see what we have to farm?? 😂
    3 points
  38. Sure, seems the best way to go. The new patch is currently being tested by players before it goes live so kinks can be ironed out. It's a big update as they're removing Port Olisar and replacing it with a cloud city type thing, looks amazing. I also believe they're introducing their version of permadeath for the first time. There's a lot of stuff to do in game now but it needs to run well so will be interesting. Give it a week or so I reckon.
    3 points
  39. IRaMPaGe

    Coronavirus

    @Diddums A very well written and true post. I work in retail on a shop floor. I lost faith last year in March on the original lockdown. Simple rules like distancing and following a one way system between aisles so people aren't making face to face contact. Folk be strolling in the aisle the wrong way, "Oh Sorry Mate Didn't know, As They Grab Their Shit" There was fucking markings on the floor and tape everywhere. Even individual boxes for distancing. Some people queuing patiently at the top of the aisles to get supplies for their families. Some arsewipe cutting in. Jumping queues and playing dumb at the checkouts. Don't get me started on restrictions. People would grab their quota and comeback later for more, and or send in their spouse and double up on limits. Hearing customers boosting to someone that they have been to 4 or 5 shops already and have an online order coming later. I even heard 2 woman chatting about using baby formula for having with their tea and coffee in the caravan holiday during travel bans. Because the marvel had run out. The country up and down is fucked up because of the unreasonable people that reproduced and taught them to be cunts. I missed out on all 3 scans for my baby last year. Yet 6 different households were able to meet at the pubs. Some people haven't even had jabs, others still waiting on a 2nd. People have given up and sick of it all. Can't blame some of them, look at the people making the rules like Matt Hancock, Boris, Dominic Cummings. That bint of a Scottish healthy secretary. It starts from the top. Idiots and terrible role models. I want to believe the world would be a better place. It's just not!
    3 points
  40. J4MES OX4D

    Coronavirus

    They've gone against science every single time for the key decisions and have failed each time and they are doing it again here. I think they've just given up and more and more people are cutting corners. There was no way there were 60,000 at Wembley the other night - I'd estimate 75,000 and there wasn't a mask in sight anywhere in the vicinity around Wembley for instance. There is no many grey area and contradictory decisions being made with isolation requirements and quarantine that it's beyond confusing. What seems to be concrete is you can't go nightclubbing with a 30 people limit even if everyone passes a test but you can go to watch football whereby executives in suits are magically exempt from local restrictions because of blackmail essentially. Israel are already reporting weakening protection of Pfizer and they aren't dealing with developing strains like we are. What will probably happen is Covid will be in such high circulation, a greater strain will break the current vaccines and we'll be back to square one. Japan have already banned crowds for the Olympics at the 11th hour and their country is far more disciplined than in the UK and most of Europe. The complacency is unreal really and I'm taking no chances.
    3 points
  41. MrBiron

    Coronavirus

    This gamble they're taking is going to backfire massively. Come winter we will be in lock down AGAIN. They say that we will never go into lock down again once things have opened up but that's bollocks. If hospitals are at full capacity then they have to, otherwise there will just be people dying everywhere. The vaccine is at most 90% effective to stop people getting seriously ill. Meaning 10% of the population can still get very ill. 10% of our population is 6.7 million people. I will still wear a mask in shops. I'm not risking catching it.
    3 points
  42. Not even Harry Potter could magic up a trophy for Spurs at this rate😎
    3 points
  43. phil bottle

    Euro 2020

    I hate the "It's coming home" song, drives me up the wall...but I've always taken it as a hopeful 'coming home to the place that invented the game and exported it to the world' type thing rather than anything arrogant about it. New Order FTW always anyway🙂
    3 points
  44. phil bottle

    Euro 2020

    Spain are a wonderful team on the ball but toothless in front of goal. Great goal by Chiesa. Italy haven't lost a match under Mancini in two years. Big game first, Denmark versus England and Kasper saying its never been home might help provide some extra motivation for the lads 🙂
    3 points
  45. phil bottle

    Coronavirus

    We have MPs who say they won't even be wearing masks on public transport because 'freedom'. Fucking cunts🙂
    3 points
  46. Happy birthday to @jordie1892 and @Plumbers Crack ! Hope today is as awesome as you want it to be!
    3 points
  47. happy birthday @Plumbers Crack and @jordie1892 , hope you hape a great day!!!!
    3 points
  48. GazzaGarratt

    Euro 2020

    Another night to remember and what was even more impressive was throughout the game the intensity didn't drop, and even through their post match interviews you can clearly see they mean business. Shaw for me was MotM, he has jumped so many levels these past few games. I love everything that Gareth Southgate is doing, especially the bit where he doesn't listen to what anyone says in the media or from a fans perspective. 3 Semi-finals in 3 years and we're not done yet. I want this to happen more for him than anything else in the world. 2 more steps to go, bring on Wednesday.
    3 points
  49. First Half of 2021 Wrap Up 3 more workouts done since the last post in here. I'll be taking a breaking from logging for a bit. Let's see if I can stick to my overall goal this way. Wrapping up the last 6 months of my health and fitness journey. In terms of the scale, I'm only down 12lbs. In terms of my clothes and overall fitness, I'm in a pretty solid place of progress. No one can guess my actual weight or come close as they tend to guess about 40lbs lighter. Again, I'm just built differently. I've always been the strongest female in any of my gyms. Never the fastest. But, I'll happily sit here in clothes that I used to wear about 10 years ago without a struggle... knowing that when I can do the last of my "shape up" it will be the most healthy slim body I've had... ever. My slimmest days are behind me in a sense that I was skinny and fit into the typical Asian standard but also weak. I'll take my additional muscle weight happily. Today was my last MMA session in my original pack. It was a good wrap up. Last week was a lot of shoulder work push-ups, pull-ups, strict presses, push presses, push jerks, split jerks), and I knew I had overworked my right shoulder - especially knowing that's the one I have to strengthen after getting the mass removed. Luckily, Jonesly is a doctor specializing in these sort of things lol. Went in the gym today, told him my shoulder was wonky. We did an assessment and agreed that today's session would be another without much use of my arm. So, we focused on a new block and check. Hilarious thing when we got into sparring. My body just did not want to use the new moves. Just revert back into what I learned in Eskrima, which is avoidance lol. Anyway, at the end, we did some breathing techniques then discussed what my week is going to look like. Which is rest and soft muscle work. No exertion. I looked at the workouts for the week at my HIIT gym, and so much of it is arms based. I guess it really it is a rest week for me then. So, there it is. 6 months down, and we'll end on a nice, relaxing note of a rest week. Back at it on Saturday with my weightlifting again, and Sunday with MMA. 🙂 Here's to the second half of 2021, and now it's time to pick a tattoo artist to work me me on my year-end tattoo!
    3 points
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