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About Goafer

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

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


  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    NES, SNES, N64, GC, DS, GBA, GBA SP, GBC, GB, 3DS, Switch
  • 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!"
  • Gender

Game Info

  • Switch Friend Code
    6368 0493 6798
  • PSN ID
  • Xbox Live Username
    UK Stumpy
  • Steam ID
  1. I was thinking about retro gaming and generally, I have a cut off for different type of games. Before certain generations, I have very little interest, bar a few exceptions. 2D games: Mega Drive and SNES is as far back as I'll go. Before that and the games are just too basic to be fun. Weirdly, I'm totally fine with original Gameboy games, which are arguably as basic as NES games. 3D games: PS2/XBox/Dreamcast/GameCube. There are a few PS1 and Saturn games I remember fondly, but generally I find PS1 and Saturn games to be awkward, clunky and downright ugly. RPGs and Racing games are a bit of an exception, as there were some belters on PS1/Saturn, but 3D action or platformers are almost unplayable to me nowadays. Plus non-analogue controls are no fun. The N64 is an awkward middle ground to me. The games are playable in some cases, but I have no nostalgia for the console, so I tend to just go for GameCube instead. Does anyone else have a cut off?
  2. What Have You Bought?

    I didn't say I was going to wear a hat...
  3. What Have You Bought?

    Nah. Doing it entirely nude apart from the boots. They'll give me a pass out of sheer awkwardness. The actual reason is they just said sturdy boots and jeans for the course. They provide the rest, so I'll buy it all afterwards, just in case I end up hating it (or failing miserably).
  4. What Have You Bought?

    I need to wear "sturdy boots" for my upcoming motorcycle lessons and as I don't have any, I figured I'd just go ahead and order actual motorcycle boots. Wanted a more casual look, so went with these. All the reviews said they feel as sturdy and well protected as bigger boots, so hopefully they'll be good.
  5. What Have You Bought?

    I REALLY wanted Smash. Also, work trip.
  6. What Have You Bought?

    Tesco seems to be selling off all its Switch stock, so some good prices if you can actually find any stock left. The Tesco I was in* was one of the annoying ones that doesn't add "Out of stock" labels to things, so tried to buy Pokémon Sword (£23), BotW (£36) and Smash (£35). I didn't expect any to be in stock, as they haven't been anywhere else up to this point, but Smash was, so bought that. *Tesco Bradford for anyone interested.
  7. Cars

    From what I remember from when I looked at similar aged Audi S3s a while back, Audis (and most modern German cars) are great, but complicated and expensive to repair when they do start going wrong. I always found my 2005 Fiesta ST to be a good mix of practicality, performance, comfort and reliability. Things got VERY expensive at around 125k miles though and eventually the engine gave up. Flawless up until that point though, so a low mileage one that's been well maintained should be a safe bet. Just watch for rust, as Fords are awful for it, especially underneath. As for me, I bloody love cars. Currently have a VW Passat estate and a 1991 VW Scirocco. A compilation of all the cars I've owned over the years (in the order I owned them):
  8. What Have You Bought?

    I bought the Switch for when I'm away from home and in a weird coincidence, I now have an overnight stay for a work thing for the first time since before the pandemic. So I needed a case. I also bought a memory card. Switch branded, obviously. (It was only a few pounds more than a SanDisk Ultra and and I vaguely recall reading that the Switch branded ones are a tiny bit faster and have a lifetime warranty. Either way, pretty colour).
  9. Smart Homes

    This was on Radio 2 a while back. I think the issue was that, although you can change the wakeup word, Alexa is the default and the one that everyone knows. The name has now become heavily associated with a servant.
  10. General Retro Discussion

    It's a brilliant game and has become surprisingly expensive on eBay. Currently listed for £90 for just the cartridge. I have one copy from when I bought it brand new and I must have bought a second copy a few years ago, as I now have 2. Don't recall paying much for the second copy, so I must have got lucky and got it before the prices went up. Shameless photo of one of the copies.
  11. Virtual Reality

    The PlayStation's adaptive triggers could be an amazing addition to VR. I don't think it's enough to draw me away from my Quest 2, but exciting to think about what could happen. In assuming it's a joke about the whole backwards compatibility debacle when the PS5 was announced? Or has something been mentioned? It would indeed be stupid. Too stupid to be believable. Like, as long as the buttons are still there, there shouldn't be any reason for it to not be compatible. Unless they couldn't be upscaled? In all honesty, I've lost all interest in console or PC based VR now that I've got the Quest. A standalone, wireless unit is just so convenient and it works as well as I'd want one to.
  12. What Have You Bought?

    I finally bought a Switch. I want to travel a bit more and it would be nice to be able to take a console with me when I do. Went with the white oled model, as my girlfriend bought the blue and red oled model and I didn't want to be outdone, but also didn't want the same colour. Didn't like the white version in photos, but saw a video and it looked much better. I actually quite like it in person. Here it is next to another handsome white console.
  13. UK Covid booster programme

    Had my booster on Wednesday and it was ok that evening, but Thursday was awful. Took me about 15 minutes to get up from lying down of the sofa at one point. Awful stuff. Then I was totally fine on Friday apart from a sore arm. Weird.
  14. Playstation Plus Free Games

    Incredible month. Been wanting to play Strikers and Dirt since they came out, but never got round to buying either.
  15. Show off your Christmas Swag!

    Haven't photographed everything, as I'm not home yet, but my main things: Also got a Paloma Faith record, some t shirts, a set of D&D dice and a Gameboy mug.