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About Sméagol

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    N-Europe Forum Aficionado
  • Birthday 06/15/82

Personal Information

  • Real Name
  • Location
    Schiedam, Netherlands.
  • Interests
    Other than games: House music, films, anime, and especially Miss Italia contests.
  • Occupation
    Professional Slacker.


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    New: NES, N64, GameCube (platinum), GBA (milky blue), GBA Micro (Famicom), DS Lite (black), Wii, DSi (black), Switch. 2nd hand: SNES.
  • Other Systems Owned
    2nd hand: VecTrex.
  • Favourite Game?
    So many!
  • Favourite Video Game Character?
    The sexy ones.
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    1077 2707 8116
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  1. Lego!

    Work in Progress pic: I got this one from my brother for my birthday a few months ago. Finally started building it today (after needing to unwind after resuscitating babies all day . Doing a first aid course). I don't have much time the coming weeks, so I'll be doing this one in chunks. I did buy some other sets because of the increased prices and the discounts I could get at this point. Bought my first modern technic (won't be buying many of those), and my first modular (will be buying all of those). I'll post pics when I have them.
  2. I prefer the new one (I don't like the pop-up book and I do like the artbook), but I'll skip this one as well as I have no use for the busts. This is simply what I want from a CE: artbook, physical soundtrack, and a nice box around it. I don't need anything else. Small trinkets like a pin are fine though I can do without. If you do a figure (and thefore increase the price by a lot), it needs to be high quality, and most aren't I believe.
  3. It was a surprise, but not a good one. It looks cheap (at least put some effort in a real remake), and as a Nintendo fan I've been waiting for a new Tales game since Tales of Symphonia 2, but we've never gotten one. I'll skip this one.
  4. Nintendo Collectables!

    Yeah I've just seen them. I'm only interested in the babes, but this seems to be a duo.. Making this more of an all or nothing situation. But if I got them both, I'd also miss Ike in the collection, so I'm leaning towards getting neither. From the Radiant games I'd love a Titania, Lucia or Micaiah. From Three Houses I'd love.. well I'd love them all, but I'd love a Sothis, Shamir and Kronya even more.
  5. Kickstarter Projects Thread

    I have a preference for Penny Blood, but I like the look of both so far. Unfortunately I don't have the money for it now, but they already achieved their goal.. I find the double kickstarter thing a bit convoluted.. Though it looks like it did what it needed to do, get the hypetrain going.
  6. Games are just made from sellotape

    A memory advantage is the only logical explanation, but I can't imagine how they achieve this. Then again I'm no expert. As far as I'm aware the actual size of the polygons don't matter (the number stays the same), and you can use the same size textures for both. As far as I can see, the Zelda skybox isn't rendering the bottom side, which would make things easier, but on the other hand they need memory and processing for the movement of the skybox this way.
  7. Games are just made from sellotape

    That seems like a roundabout way of doing a skybox? I'm not seeing the advantage of doing it that way. Back in the day I've dabbled in map making for Quake 3 engine games, Elite Force to be precise, and I actually managed to make a test skybox. It's exactly that, a box with sky textures, only it encompasses the whole level.
  8. I have never heard of this sport.
  9. Lego!

    Just a head's up, Lego is increasing their prices for several sets starting September.This includes some modulars, and the NES set for example. Google the list if you're interested, some of those set may now have some deal going on before the price increase. I'm currently tempted to get the Technic BMW for example, and I wish I had the money to get those modulars before they become more expensive.
  10. bad stuff thread.

    I lost a toe nail yesterday. It also wasn't the one I expected to fall off.. So I'm expecting to lose another one at some point. It doesn't hurt. Technically it's still clinging on, and I leave it on for protection of the skin beneath, but it's lost for most intents and purposes, so RIP toe nail. Like I said it doesn't hurt, but it will complicate things. I probably can exercise, but I'll need to be more careful, and I'll need take care of my little toe to make sure the new nail will grow correctly. I've never lost a nail before so this will be a new experience. On the upside is that I do have something to show for it (spoiler), because I took part in The Nijmegen 4 days marches last month, and well, I made it, but this was the cost apparently. I still intend to make a more elaborate post for it in the exercise thread at some point. I haven't yet because.. I also took home another souvenir, a Corona virus, so I was sick the week after I returned home (for the first time in probably 30 years!), and didn't feel like doing anything back then. I only felt really miserable for 2 days, but took it easy afterwards. Luckily no long term effects. But at this point the Nijmegen experience isn't fresh in my mind any more, so I still haven't posted about it.
  11. Lego!

    A very fun stop-motion animation, 15 minutes: For those of you interested in film making and stop-motion animation, the making-of is highly recommended.
  12. Coding

    That sounds useful, but know how to read your errors. If you're just going to test a snippet of code, know how to distinguish between errors that show something's wrong with the code (like a simple syntax error), or errors that show up because the snippet of code is relying on data from outside that snippet. Get used to it, because it's very useful. Sometimes you want to trigger code on the condition that something not true for example. Edit: Now I feel like doing some programming myself. Maybe I should finally make a website.
  13. Coding

    I don't know exactly how you imagine this, but the program needs to interpret what you've written first, and the way you describe it, it would have to interpret and execute all of your code every single time you type a character. It's suffice to say that's highly impractical.
  14. Lego!

    This Cyberpunk city is insane. I've seen an earlier video of it, but it looks like it's heavily expanded since last time, with some extra towers and a monorail. It's very cool to just look at!
  15. Alone in the Dark (PS5, XBox Series, PC)

    Yeah it leaked just before the show. If the leak info is correct, this is written by the guy who wrote the story for Soma, which is one of my all-time favourite game stories. Alone in the Dark also always looked like my cup of tea, but it was before my PC gaming time. If I had the PC for it now I'd be all over this.