Goafer

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About Goafer

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

Personal Information

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

Details

  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    NES, SNES, N64, GC, DS, GBA, GBA SP, GBC, GB, 3DS
  • 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
    Gentry
  • YouTube
    sweatythumbsticks

Game Info

  • PSN ID
    UKStumpy
  • Xbox Live Username
    UK Stumpy
  • Steam ID
    Goafer
  1. Remember when Sky Digital added games you could play with your remote control? Yeah, it's basically that.
  2. Job woes/wins

    For the last 2 years or so, I've been doing an apprenticeship in marketing alongside my normal job. It wasn't something I necessarily needed, as I've been working in the sector for years, but my company like to put people on courses to give them extra qualifications etc. Given that I have no actual qualifications in it (but plenty of experience), it made sense. Well I passed today with a merit. Not quite a distinction like I was hoping for, but still better than a regular pass.
  3. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    My name is actually Luke, but I'm just glad he didn't go with "daddy".
  4. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    Never. You can't make me. You're not even my real dad.
  5. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    https://www.ign.com/articles/xbox-series-x-preorder-xbox-one-x-spike?sf129097858=1 Interesting. Could it be that the similar name has caused people to buy the wrong one?
  6. Looks like I've been selected for a random test as part of a Imperial College London study. Figured I may as well take part, as it only involves a quick survey and doing a home test. I suppose it would be nice to verify that I don't have it and if it helps a study, then we all win.
  7. One game? We're talking all of Bethesda's offering. If Bethesda games mean that much to someone (which to me they don't, even though Fallout was my favourite series for years), then it's hardly a big investment. Go without 4 PS5 games and you've already got the money. If it's not worth that much to someone, then who cares? They're just games. Go without. Or don't get a PS5 and get a Series S/X instead. It's not like these games are completely inaccessible. It just means some people may have to re-evaluate the choice between Xbox and PlayStation or miss out on Bethesda games. I think people are placing way too much importance in a non-essential hobby. They're just games. No one's going to die if they can't play the latest Skyrim port or broken Fallout game.
  8. I dunno, the Series S is the same price as 5 (almost 4) full price games. I'd say if this news bothers gamers that much, it's pretty affordable to buy one for that janky Bethesda fix. Plus, exclusives aren't new. Every generation gamers have had to choose between consoles based on USPs and exclusive games. I fail to see why this is suddenly such an issue.
  9. Xbox Game Pass (Console & PC)

    Having just got an XBOne, it got me thinking about Game Pass again. Back in the Dreamcast and OG Xbox days, I was able to "acquire" games very "cheaply" and it taught me something about my gaming habits; The more I spend on a game, the more I enjoy it. For example, how many of you have spent a couple of pounds on a game in the Steam sale, only for it to sit in your library, completely unplayed? How many of you have done the same for a game you've bought at full or slightly reduced price? When faced with a large library of cheap games, I'm very unlikely to play any of them at length. Partly because I've not paid much for the games, so just letting them sit there isn't a problem, but also because I know I have plenty of other games to move on to. Hit a bit of a temporary slump in a game? Just move on to the next and not look back. Game Pass to me makes games almost "throw away", which isn't how I like to enjoy my games. I'd much rather invest a lot of time in a single, well made game than flit between games on a whim, which is what I think I'd do with Game Pass.
  10. Fixed it for you. As with the Sony exclusives, it's the nature of the business. Both Microsoft and Sony are putting THEIR customers first, as they should be. Why would/should either of them care if another company's customers go without, especially when it comes to something as non-essential as gaming?
  11. How dare you. They have Fable and...erm...Fable 2? Seriously though, I'd love a decent Fable remaster/remake.
  12. I wonder if this will draw the same level of anti-consumer hate that Sony got for their deals. As for Bethesda, I used to love their games, especially Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series, but I've kind of lost interest in them recently. Maybe it's because Fallout 4 and 76 were hot garbage, or maybe I'm just bored of Skyrim releases, but something has made me very meh about the whole thing. It's not really an issue, as I'll probably get both the PS5 and the new Xbox, as the pricing of the S has made it a viable choice, but I certainly won't be doing it for the sake of TES, Fallout or other Bethesda games.
  13. Xbox Series S | X - 10th November

    "I used to be an adventurer like you, but then I didn't buy the DLC."
  14. Screenshot Thread

    Recreated my real life car again, this time in Forza 7 (and some in Horizon 4). The game also has my Scirocco in, so added bonus.
  15. What Have You Bought?

    I've been craving a bit of Forza Horizon recently so I impulsively bought an XBox One S from CEX, as my PC can run it, but it's not the best. Annoyingly, one of the vibration motors in the controller is loose, so it makes a god awful death rattle. Managed to fix it by opening it up and jamming some kitchen roll in there to wedge it in place. Apparently new controllers are almost impossible to find at the moment and the custom coloured ones on XBox Design Lab are almost the same price as the standard, so I did the only thing I could: designed and ordered one. This one specifically: The controllers are so brilliant and the ability to customise the colours really makes them your own. I don't sing Microsoft's praises often*, but their controller options are a stroke of genius. *As I fired up Forza Horizon 4, I was reminded of the main reason I generally hate Microsoft: a 2 minute, unskippable advert for DLC in a game I've paid money for. Fucking shameful.