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  1. Afternoon all! A new story thread for us to keep everyone updated on all of our escapades and laughs along the way. Finally managed to get onto the DayZ PS4 server on Sunday and it was a nice surprise to see so many of us on it at the same time checking it out @ChaosGladiator @jordie1892 @Nutcuttlit @Luseth . I started my spawn in Novyshovo, or whatever its called. The furthest South West on the main land I believe. Sebba started to make his way to me, but within a few houses I felt pretty good finding some half decent loot, a full police outfit that always looks cool and is well insulated, and a couple of sharp things to bop Zombies - a Scythe being the one I ended up using first! For once, I felt confidently that I could meet Sebba at Msta, slightly North of my current destination. Probably should've waited for the truck, but anyhow, as I made my way I got caught up in a few Zombie fights. Luckily only got cut once and managed to find Seb's mahoosive truck which we then took to a solid car to swap materials and help go get Jordie considering the biggest vehicle in the game couldn't fit more than 2 people in it - FML 😅 After collecting Jordie and then Matt, we made our way to check out what the vendor looked like as Nutty was coming from the opposite side of the island at the same time. We got there and it was a like a gold mine! Anything you could need is in there. I think I like @jordie1892 's thoughts that we keep this locked down, and only really use it much later if it gets a successful turn out with FGers and also randomers. It made me really want to get going into the North West Airfield for more loot and kicking some zombies ass! However.... It had been raining - tons - since we left Electra where Jordie was, so we needed to get warm and dry our clothes. I rung my top out but saw Jordie next to the barrel fire and doing it that way. Seemed to make sense. I could just stand there and over time i'll get dry. Or so I thought. I stood close to it for a minute and then walked around for a moment but was still wet, so back to the barrel I went. Next thing I knew though, my screen went black. I thought the server needed a reset and we all got kicked off....until Jordie and Matt are laughing their tits off as i'm, apparently, on the floor, knocked out with my foot now dangled in the barrel. I have literally no idea what is going on. Everyone is laughing at my still body and i'm looking at a continued black screen. They start pouring water over me, jabbing me with meds, but no response. I start seeing a faint light but falling unconscious again. Next thing I know talk about my clothes and handcuffs comes out. This was what I couldn't see... I have to say, I'm just glad my videogame self was packing below, because clearly I was tied up, half naked and somehow losing life whilst lolz continued. No idea how this happened. Must've been getting too hot close to the fire but couldn't work it out. After 5 minutes, the server did restart, but I was then found back at the coast, so it clearly killed my half naked body through my left foot burning. I still had time to race into the nearest town, drink some water from a bottle, get sick, and then cut myself so much from Zombie fighting with said water bottle and died a second time. I'm now back in a coastal town, on top of a freight with zombies around me - again. Good, solid first day of Survival on the server with FG as per usual! 😅
    7 points
  2. Luseth

    The 80s...

    I'm not sure what people's ages are on here, I missed out on the 80s (born 1990) but I have a fascination for a lot of things from that era, music, gadgets, fashion etc and it's something that I have never really implemented into my life. However I am sat here watching the first episode of stranger things and thinking how cool it would be to have some 80s themed items around my home (I'm sure my wife would kill me!) Just curious if anyone has anything round their homes that is 80s styled or perhaps even retro, old gadgets, posters etc that they would be happy to show off? I could find this thread falls flat on it's face as I'm weird but hey who knows 😄
    6 points
  3. Findmartin

    The 80s...

    Yeh the 80s seemed such a cool era but I was 84 so was only a kid of course. I still love the music now though. I like the idea of how professional sports people just mingled in with the public a bit more. And yes I think what you mean about the sports lee is that even the ones who made it lived a more normal lifestyle it seemed, eg snooker and darts players swigging pints and having a fag between games and footballers getting on the sesh every weekend 😂 but there were no camera phones to capture it back then
    5 points
  4. IRaMPaGe

    The 80s...

    I was born in 86, so missed most of the fun in the 80's. I would more class myself as a 90's child in terms of growing up and the general experience. Unfortunately I don't own anything as far as I'm aware of from that time period.
    5 points
  5. J4MES OX4D

    EA at it again

    No one likes EA's joke about singleplayer games, even EA | PC Gamer WWW.PCGAMER.COM EA dissed singleplayer games on Twitter, rankling current and former developers, plus everyone else. EA's shameful jibe would have a bit more merit if they actually had some good multiplayer titles to back up their stance but most of them are actually gutter-ranked games by the community and are average at best by critics. Some of their single player aspects such as Jedi Fallen Order and Titanfall 2 were highly regarded and you then compare that to tripe like Anthem. Most of the top games of the last gen have been single player focused. If it wasn't for EA's loot box model, they'd be long out of business or struggling at best.
    5 points
  6. Not that old but memorable for @GazzaGarratt and his incredible laugh, plus a rare sighting of the lesser spotted @tronic44
    4 points
  7. Let's get a brand new thread up where we share what you either buy or even just find from a retro point of view. I'll go first! After Matt's @Luseth recent annoyance of reminding me i've been neglecting my older video games for a while, I had a think what i'd like to get hold of and managed to get the following: I've always loved the film Universal Soldier, so I had to grab a version of the Mega Drive game to check it out. I used to play a lot of a chipped version of Everybody's Golf - it has the best crazy golf multiplayer game on it so looking forward to having a few local matches with wehoever I can get round! I'm also wanting to complete a few more Mega Drive games so Indiana Jones seemed a perfect one given it has 5 levels within the whole game. Again, another game born off the films I used to love. What's everyone else been finding?
    4 points
  8. GazzaGarratt

    The 80s...

    Whilst born in the 80s, I really wished I was old enough to experience it in full flow. The Disco's, the nightclubs, the extravagant and hilarious outfits and mullets. Plus, I think there was probably a lot more opportunity when it came to sport and maybe making it as a professional in some of them. I'm not sure how much 80s stuff I have but I listen to a ton of music from that era. My probably my NES and Master System's come close as what I own. We used to have a Lamp from my Grandads that we put a new shade on it but the bottom was definitely 80s style. In the loft now, so i'll try and find it and share some pics when I can.
    4 points
  9. phil bottle

    The 80s...

    Just vinyl, must have been 10 when that Ghostbusters song came out and I got a record player for my 10th birthday. The first photo is what's left of my 12 inches and the second is when I'm a less excited 7 inches.
    4 points
  10. So my current focus is gameboy related as i am a bit skint atm so looking out for cheaper games that i want in my collection (hoping for a big splurge on retro stuff when my wife returns to work in january). My last purchase was this - The gbc version is more of a traditional rpg in the mould that I quite enjoy and this cost me less than a fiver (i have just put a bid on chamber of secrets gbc on ebay as well). The games went in a different route once they hit the gba
    4 points
  11. I'm trying not to go too hard too quick on the retro section so a new thread a week or something 😄 So this week I'm going with, what is your favourite retro console? The console you have fond memories of and why? So there are 2 for me for different reasons - The main one is the mega drive, the first console my parents got for me and one that I used to even play with my dad despite him not being into video games (we used to play a lot of fifa 96). I don't currently have one (I have some little boxed thing my mom got me a couple of years back that let's me play the games but it's a bit crap!) The second is the PS1, I played this a lot as my escape from school (I was bullied a bit back then) and the Final Fantasy franchise became a huge escape for me (sadly the series won't be returning to what made it so great I don't think!). I actually have 2 PS1's now though they don't come out often with one being in a rather tatty looking box that I picked up from a car boot years back, though if either of them work these day's is anyone's guess! Typically the PS2 get's used as it can play both.
    3 points
  12. I would totally agree with yours. Although I had an original Nintendo before the mega drive I played the mega drive for a lot longer and really enjoyed those cartridges and with more friends. The PlayStation 1 tho wins for me with the sheer amount of time spent and quality games. At the time the graphics were unreal and the selection of games available.
    3 points
  13. It's kinda clear that they were going to offload these major remaster projects to probably the same shitty mobile developer that made the GTA Definitive Edition Trilogy. Neither game really needs a remaster - just another shameful cash-grab and if they were to go down this route then it would need the main developer houses to produce them - not some garbage mobile team who generates their assets with AI and has no QA testing in place. Now they'll just focus on GTA 6 and how they can milk the living shit out of that for the rest of the century. Rockstar Shelves Red Dead Redemption, GTA 4 Remasters to Focus on GTA 6 - IGN WWW.IGN.COM After its GTA Trilogy remake performed poorly, Rockstar shelved Red Dead Redemption and GTA 4 remasters to focus on the upcoming GTA 6.
    3 points
  14. Venom

    Dark Souls

    Finally the dlc. The levels in the dlc are okay. The abyss looks cool and the enemy’s are decent. But compared to the base game the levels in the dlc are a bit better than some of the late game stuff but much worse than the early-mid game stuff. Where the dlc shines is with the bosses. The dlc bosses are much closer to the style of bosses I have come to know from the other games. Where different moves require different responses and you can improve by properly learning the bosses. For the most part the dlc bosses are harder than anything base game. Except whilst the hard base game bosses are hard for bad reasons the dlc bosses are hard for good reasons. The sanctuary guardian is a cool introduction to this and is pretty unique as a boss. Artorias is just a relay good well made duel. Learning you can interrupt his buff had a nice risk reward balance to it. The process to actually fight kalameet is very cool and he is the coolest dragon fight I’ve played. Manus is in my option by far the hardest boss in the dlc. He has a lot of health, he does a lot of damage, he is very aggressive and lots of his moves have very different responses. He is the closest of the dlc bosses to being unfair but once you learn the tells you can be pretty safe. His most unfair attack being his ramapage (grab style) attack. This isn’t to bad as you can easily dodge most of the damage and either way it does deal to much and gives you room to heal after.
    3 points
  15. Venom

    Dark Souls

    Next up is the levels. Holy shit this was a step up in difficulty compared to Er and Bb. These levels where so much harder especially early game. This is complemented with some of the best level and world design in any game I have played. Both visually and mechanically the levels and world in this game is great. (At least for the good parts). Undead berg/Parish has an insane amount of interconnectivity. There are always new shortcuts to open up. Early on a lot of the difficulty comes from having tough enemy’s in tiny spaces. This was boring as a concept for difficulty but a lot of these encounters are optional challenges so it’s not to bad. When descending through the depth or into blightown the game is terrifying in a way that is captured In Er or Bb. It feels like a maze full of creatures that can easily end your run. Any progress on findings a bonfire or shortcut or just the boss comes along with a huge amount of relief. Sens fortress is an amazing level with all the traps and routes to do. The combination of the view of Anor londo is also realy cool. From this point the gameplay of the areas start to deteriorate. The visuals and variety remain amazing throughout the game but the looping back nature of the levels stops. With the exception of new londo which may be one of my favourite areas.
    3 points
  16. Venom

    Dark Souls

    Just finished an all boss run of Dark Souls remastered on PlayStation. This is my 3rd fromsoft game after er and bb. Overall it has been a fun game and I am looking forward to playing the next one in line ds2. First of all the bosses. Compared to the later the games the bosses in the base game are very simple gameplay wise. Most of them can be done quite easily without ever having to learn specific attackers and dodges/punishes. Despite this they where still a lot of fun because the fights are a lot more varied in the theme and design than later games. Almost all the boss look really cool and have an interesting gimmick. My favourite of the bosses is the 4 kings. It is one of the coolest boss arenas I have ever played and the gameplay is relatively interesting. It can be difficult if you don’t play aggressively. Quelag was another one I liked as the design was cool and it was a boss you had to learn some moves for. The hardest bosses in the game are Gargoyles which is a difficult early game dps check. The main problem with this boss is it’s a poorly balanced duo fight. The intended method seems to be to melt the first gargoyle. If this isn’t achieved then this is way to big a difficulty spike for the game. The attacks constantly overlap and you have the same zoning issues with the fire breath as you do in er and the poison breath. Next up is Nito, he is hard because you can get wrecked by his skeletons and the boss run is really long and really hard to do without a lot of damage. Overall a great boss and probably my second favourite out of the lords. Fittingly Gwyn is also a very hard fight. Mainly because there is no good time to heal and he does a ton of damage. This fight is more interesting than a lot as learning his attacks is beneficial in knowing when to heal. Whilst punishing him is still very doable just on sight. The hardest base game boss is by far Ornstein and Smough. This is a duo fight done horribly. I have seen a lot of complaints about the duo fights in later games that people where saying where terrible in comparison to this one. This fight is one of the worst examples of a multiple bosses fight I have played so far. There are 2 main ways you can play this fight. If you are playing passively that resorts to running around the arena keeping both bosses in front of you. You wait until Ornstein lunges or dashes far enough for you to get a hit in. Then you hope smough isn’t charging and you repeat. This is extremely boring to play. You can often wait minutes in-between openings. Further more Ornstein dash is extremely glitchy and can get stuck on stuff for random amounts of time. This can be close to unavoidable due to its glitches. Smough can also make openings impossible by spamming his charge attack that is extremely tight to dodge if not impossible in some circumstances. The other method of play is aggressively. This is much less boring but it is incredibly unbalanced. You can never see what attacks Ornstein is doing through smough so you have to guess what he is doing. Not only that but your punish windows are still governed by rng and you can still be waiting large periods of time inbetween punish windows just now it’s increadibly intense. The only fun method I found of playing phase 1 of this fight was by attacking both enemy’s And playing aggressively. Playing like this is much harder than either other method but you don’t have to rely on rng to get punish windows. You can almost constantly be attacking. This makes the fight much harder and more enjoyable. Unfortunately when you kill 1 the other regains all there health so this is pointless to do. The final thing on the bosses in this game is that they are very rng based. Almost all the bosses can be trivialised with good rng on there moves. For gargoyles if the first doesn't start flying when the second arrives it’s extremely easy. If he does fly the fight is very hard. If OandS spam jumó attacks or separate they are easy. If they spam charge attacks they are impossible. If quelagg combos lava breath into aoes it is much harder. If she sticks to melee she is trivial. Lots of online discussion about this game seems to not realise this. To the point I think people don’t realise they didn’t just click with a bosses moves and that’s why they went from sucking to a completion. They just got bad rng then good rng. Rng determines the difficulty of almost all ds1 boss fights by a order of magnitude. This was a bit of rant on the bosses but mechanically they aren’t offensive and they are very cool visually and conceptually.
    3 points
  17. another example of corporate taking the "wrong" lessons in my opinion, they receive backlash for legitimate reasons that they could listen to and make a better product next time but better play it safe and scrap everything, also giving us the message that either we are going to worship everything they shovel out, no matter the quality of the product or they aren't going to give us anything at all because we are "unreasonable" etc
    3 points
  18. I havent really played many survival games but i had good fun with that (the exception being that i couldnt see in the dark!) Given me a taste now so will have to check out some others (suggestions welcome!)
    3 points
  19. crispymorgan

    Ready or Not

    I like the idea of going back to basics. Rainbow 6 got a bit silly with gadjits and tings, it lost its grounding in reality and I liked the idea of it being realistic.
    3 points
  20. Riff Machine

    Moonscars

    I had the chance to try this out during the Steam Next Fest and I'll definetly pick it up once it releases. Reminds me a lot of Blasphemous, also a 2D metroidvania that released sometime last year. It has a very gothic/Castlevania type look to it and the gameplay is fairly tight. I can already tell I'll be dropping some F-Bombs while playing this one.
    3 points
  21. IRaMPaGe

    Andy Goram Died

    Yeah I had no idea he was good at cricket as well. Love the old Celtic manager Tommy Burns's quote during Gorams career. "When I pass you can put it on my tombstone, Goram broke my heart" Having read Goram made 26 appearances in the Old Firm Derby, 11 clean sheets and only 5 losses from that. Pretty good stats.
    3 points
  22. phil bottle

    EA at it again

    As the old saying goes: "even a fool could appear wise, if they were simply to hold their tongue" 😄
    3 points
  23. phil bottle

    Ready or Not

    Latest update looking good. Excellent game so far👍
    3 points
  24. Looking forward to getting stuck in to this 🙂
    3 points
  25. I'm definitely looking forward to Callisto Protocol, i do love a space horror lol. Hoping God of War Ragnarok comes out this year, but i'll deffo be getting that whenever it arrives. The Suicide Squad game is still one that peaks my interest, same with Gotham Knights. Plus the next Dark Pictures game The Devil in Me is one i'm looking forward to as well
    3 points
  26. My 3080 is something I expect to now last for my better days tbh, so i'm not too concerned about the 4 series. All games seem to work extremely well on that so I would suggest you go for something like 3070 at least to save yourself upgrading for a long time. With that, my only other suggestion would be to have all the RAM. Cos why not? 😄 I think again its something you never have to think about for, hopefully, forever again if you get something nearer 64GB. The other PC gurus will have better advice on everything than me though, thats for sure. @Greboth @Tadnothad @Diddums @RenFengge @TurboR56Mini @Tar-Eruntalion @Misneach_ @tronic44
    3 points
  27. You've got play GTA 5 on the PS6 and PS7 first 😎 One for me too but as you say, not a new game. If a game does, we must have pics on FG or it didn't happen 😎 I think you should invest some time in some multiplayer games. Especially ones where FG are playing it at the same time you are 😄 Thanks, Bot! 😄
    3 points
  28. Good thread @Luseth . Apart from Hogwarts Legacy that just looks cool to be a Wizard, I honestly want more time for all the games we've currently got rather than any new ones - the list of those is huge. I don't think there's much on the horizon anyway in terms of new games, even by looking above and seeing what you all are excited to play. Thinking about FG and anything for us to group up on, I can only see Overwatch 2 and the new COD MW2 game that will likely grab us outside all the games we already play. It will be interesting to see what football games come out but i'm not in any rush to grab them considering we're having loads of fun on the current games out now.
    3 points
  29. GazzaGarratt

    Retro chat

    This is what I ordered @Spacedeck : RCA to HDMI, GANA 1080P AV to HDMI Video Converter Mini RCA Composite CVBS Adapter Supporting PAL/NTSC with USB Charge Cable for PC Laptop Xbox PS4 PS3 TV STB VHS VCR Camera DVD : Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games WWW.AMAZON.CO.UK RCA to HDMI, GANA 1080P AV to HDMI Video Converter Mini RCA Composite CVBS Adapter Supporting PAL/NTSC with USB Charge Cable for PC Laptop Xbox PS4 PS3 TV STB VHS VCR Camera DVD :... Its £11.04 right now. Needs its own power source and then you also need a separate HDMI cable but this is what I use for my older consoles like the Mega Drive and SNES. Actually, my current 32 inch TV still takes in Aerial/RF input and the PS1 I've tried works fine on it. Its a JVC White 32" Flat TV. Nothing exciting about it, I got 2 of them back from Curry's years ago cos I needed white TVs! They should really be just over £100 now and better than getting a CRT TV. Whilst you can get way more expensive things to run better, I honestly don't see how that upscaler is losing anything on my gameplay. The graphics actually look crystal too. @Findmartin and myself play regularly on Mario Kart through it on the SNES and you can see the difference from RF to HDMI. It was the icy stages that would struggle and kill the gameplay, whereas its now clearer via that upscaler on everything.
    2 points
  30. GTA 4 is still a good looking game on PC. All of the GTA rehashes have been awful and just further diminished the reputation of Rockstar. It does make you wonder what GTA6 will turn out to be, as it's a bit difficult to parody other aspects of contemporary culture when you've embraced some of the worst aspects of it...
    2 points
  31. Yeah, thanks guys...officially an OAP today! Gimme mah money DWP!
    2 points
  32. GazzaGarratt

    FG Germany FIFA 22 Cup

    Oh man, those teams were gash 🤣🤣 Nice game @Macca89 , really wish my striker had more than 32 Pace! 🤣
    2 points
  33. Riff Machine

    Moonscars

    I have. It’s a lot more trial and error as oppose to a m-vania. There isn’t really any exploration outside of missions. Story was trippy as hell though.
    2 points
  34. Happy birthday guys, veterans both 🤗🥳🍻😘
    2 points
  35. A very big Happy Birthday top @Plumbers Crack and @jordie1892 !! Hope you both have a crackalackin' day chaps! 😎❤️💃
    2 points
  36. phil bottle

    Moonscars

    Looks quality. I do like a 2D side scroller when done well... Have you tried Katana Zero? I have it on PC but I'm saving it for the Steam Deck. This looks very atmospheric I must say!
    2 points
  37. Represented Scotland in 1st class cricket a few times too👍
    2 points
  38. Famous name and kit. Will be missed RIP!
    2 points
  39. Gutting. Always gets the great ones. So much of this resonates with me a whole lot of late. Life is way too short. Ridiculously so for this kid. Its amazing he could help so many people. Easy reminder of why we should do the same and have as much fun along the way as possible.
    2 points
  40. J4MES OX4D

    XIII Remake

    Remake is getting a remake LOL! The XIII remake is getting a remake | PC Gamer WWW.PCGAMER.COM More than a year after the last update, Microids is trying again with a whole new developer.
    2 points
  41. Playing fifa the other night and it was discussed what games are coming up over the next couple of months. The past 6 months has been somewhat quiet with a couple of exceptions so thought to raise awareness about games that are coming up it might be worth us just talking about games we are looking forward to turning up in the near future so just to begin things - Saints row - This looks like it might be a return to form with the last couple of games getting too wacky (is that a thing with saints row?) one of the noteworthy additions with this new game is that there is going to be the addition of drop in co op so you could play through the main game with a friend! Hogwarts legacy - My wife is a huge fan of the series and I enjoyed it growing up. This looks like it could be the harry potter game everyone always wanted though it has been marred over the past year with some of J.K Rowlings opinions. That won't personally stop me and I am quite excited for this. Marvels midnight suns - This is basically x-com with a marvel skin on it so far as I can tell. The recent x-com games have been brilliant so I can see this doing well. Stalker - The original games were great so with the financial backing of microsoft I can see this really doing well. A true competitor to Fallout and let's be honest it won't take them much to be less buggy! Final Fantasy XVI & VII Rebirth - I'm a huge fan of the series so these 2 are very high on my to buy list, I'm not really sure they need much of an introduction with how well known the series is.
    2 points
  42. Forspoken - Sad about the delay, hoping it'll be good on release. Hellsinger - Same reasons @crispymorgan gave. Saint's Row - Very curious to see how this reboot stays true to the original games. The Callisto Protocol - aka Dead Space 4 Moonscars - Love me my metroidvanias (Insert game name here) - (Super obvious reason why Batman wants to play it in his underwear)
    2 points
  43. According to Steam, Q3 emails start getting sent from 30 June. So, while I'm not sure I can afford it, I'm also hoping to be in the first few batches🙃 I'm itching to play Disco Elysium and see how Rimworld plays on it.
    2 points
  44. phil bottle

    FG Germany FIFA 22 Cup

    Oh man, this looks fun, wish I could make myself play FIFA🙈😅
    2 points
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