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About Goafer

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    N-Europe Forum Aficionado
  • Birthday 07/06/85

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    Photography, Retro Junk, Cars, Retro Junk Cars, Cycling, Bass Guitar
  • Occupation
    Graphic Designer


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  • Other Systems Owned
    Master System, Mega Drive, Game Gear, Saturn, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox, X360
  • Favourite Game?
    Skies of Arcadia
  • Favourite Video Game Character?
    Ryo and his comical quest for sailors. "Lets get sweaty!"
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    UK Stumpy
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  1. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

    So I am now finding out that this is incredibly distracting to have on your work desk. I do have one question though: does anyone have any idea why the dot that goes around the clock screen randomly starts flashing? If the sound is on, the ticking also changes. It doesn't seem tied to any events that I've noticed.
  2. What Have You Bought?

    I had an Argos voucher and figured I could do with a clock for my work desk. May get a stand from Rose Coloured Gaming for it as well at some point.
  3. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Was just browsing Amazon and the app went haywire. Now that I've noticed the time, I understand why...
  4. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    I heard that if you say Playstation three times in a mirror, a certain board member shows up behind you, calls the PS5 an eyesore and complains about battery life.
  5. Burning Rangers I was always impressed by how fun it was, but it was limited by the Saturn's capabilities and plagued with awful translation (The first piece of writing in the intro has a typo in it FFS) and bugs. I'd love to see how the movement and style could be improved on a modern console. Split/Second Not really a case of me wanting to see it remade, but more that I'd like to see more games like it. It was a powerup/weapon style racer, but the powerups weren't weapons, they were triggers for traps/setpieces within the track itself. Once you'd learned the tracks, you knew where the traps were and a good driver could avoid them. The fun came from not knowing when someone would set off the traps and always being prepared for the worst. It was basically a kart style game, but without any of the bullshit random elements normally associated with powerup racers.
  6. Job woes/wins

    One thing that always bothered me about my current job is the job title. I'm down as a Graphic Design Assistant, but my actual role is a Graphic Designer that also assists with marketing/social media. It's never really bothered me, as I know it's basically "Graphic Design + Assistant", but it does look a bit weird on my CV to go from Graphic Designer in previous jobs down to Graphic Design Assistant. I requested a change a while back and now that I've passed my marketing apprenticeship, I'm now "Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator". Much better. More importantly, it's an actual promotion, which comes with a pay rise. Not a huge one, but enough to make a noticeable difference every month.
  7. What Have You Bought?

    My trusty PS4 headset has seen better days and is just about ready to snap, so a replacement is due. I had a set of comparable Sennheisers before and found them to be amazing, so I opted for a set of HD280 Pros: They don't have a mic, so I do lose that functionality, but the PS4 headset was mainly used as headphones whilst I use my Snowball mic anyway, so it's not really an issue. They're studio monitoring headphones, so I'll at least look the part when recording/editing my podcast.
  8. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    I actually prefer the PS4s approach to the store to the Xbox one. It feels like a lot of my dashboard is taken up with adverts in the One, whereas the only time I see anything like that on the PS4 is when there's a new sale (which can just be deleted and never seen again) I feel like the One (and Microsoft in general, if Forza is anything to go by) is always badgering me to spend more money.
  9. 2013 - 2020: Remembering A Generation

    I don't consider many games as proper "standout moments", but here's my list of games I consider to be truly memorable games of the generation, divided up into genres. Action/Adventure Nier: Automata - An absolute gem of a game. I've never been one for this sort of game, but it was just an absolute joy to play. Openworld Red Dead Redemption 2 - One of the best games of the generation IMO. Everything a AAA game should be: engaging, fun and a beautifully crafted world and story. I don't think it will be topped for a long time. RPG Persona 5 - Hands down the most stylish game I've ever played. Awesome visuals, really catchy music and a deep, interesting story. Witcher 3 - The first game I got for the PS4 and one of the best. A great set of characters and a whole bunch of deep stories. Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Everything a remake should be: easily identifiable, but infinitely better. Loved every moment of the story. Racing Forza Horizon 4 - It's like it was crafted just for me. The handling is perfect and there are tonnes of cars to collect and modify. Literally everything I want from a racing game. I've gone back through the earlier Horizon games and they've been great from day 1, with 4 being the peak of the series so far. Moment of the Generation Shenmue 3 - Genuinely got a bit emotional when it was announced. A game I had been waiting an eternity for, that I'd basically given up all hope of seeing, just came from nowhere (at least to me). VR - It's always been a thing, but I think this generation has been the first time it's been a viable thing. The PSVR made a fantastic step towards making it affordable and easy to access, and that's still being improved on with things like the Oculus Quest and the more casual headsets. I think we've still got a way to go before it becomes truly mainstream, but the leaps made during this generation has been fantastic.
  10. Whenever I go visit my family, they mention how my face looks thinner, so I thought I'd take a photo and compare as I haven't noticed a difference. I think the focal distance of the 2 photos are exaggerating things a bit, but I can definitely see a difference in my cheeks: And then did a full photo, because I'm curious (and vain). Although I don't think focal length is effecting this comparison as much, I do think either the mirror or my phone is doing something to the current photo. It looks a bit like it's been altered to me. One bonus is that I was never able to fit into the shirt in the second photo, so I put it aside for when I'd lost weight. Fits nicely now (although it is apparently see through): One thing is obvious though, being thinner is apparently making me a miserable fucker, at least if the photos are to be believed.
  11. After what feels like a lifetime with 1lb to go, I've finally lost my 4th stone since the start of lockdown. I think it's going to get a lot harder to lose weight now that it's too dark in the evenings to cycle, so if I can maintain this weight over winter, I'll be happy.
  12. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Just had a thought on this. If it does download a copy of the game and just uses the disc for verification, like the XBox currently does, what will it mean for games with licenced music or other content (cars, teams etc)? Surely if the licence doesn't get renewed, they can't offer a new download of it, even if the player already owns the disc? Would the download count as a new, digital copy or an extension of the disc version?
  13. Should probably post an update on this. We've now uploaded all our character intros and we're 3 episodes deep. We release a new episode every Wednesday. We're also lucky enough to have a talented artist and musician on board, so we have some awesome artwork over on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as every episode featuring a musical recap of the previous episode. I'm biased, but I'm super proud of what we've done so far, plus we've had some great feedback from listeners, especially non-D&D players.
  14. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    Yup. I got my XBone just in time to get it, which as good as the Hot Wheels expansion is awesome fun. Lost to the digital only graveyard now though.
  15. Here's hoping Melania makes a full and speedy recovery.