Goafer

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About Goafer

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  • Birthday 07/06/85

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

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  • Nintendo Systems Owned
    NES, SNES, N64, GC, DS, GBA, GBA SP, GBC, GB, 3DS
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    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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    Gentry
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    UKStumpy
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    UK Stumpy
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    Goafer
  1. Photoshop Thread

    Bumping this thread as I've been doing some car Photoshops again recently and I bloody love them. Original photo of Testarossa
  2. General Gaming Sales/Charts Discussion

    Could it not just be that it's not the sort of game Playstation owners want to play anymore? It looks more like an original Xbox/PS2 game to me (in terms of style), in a similar vein to Psychonauts or Beyond Good and Evil. These games just aren't popular nowadays, at least not with Sony/Microsoft's target audience. I don't think any amount of marketing will change that. I'm certain that it would have done well on the Switch, but I don't think it has anything to with marketing. It's just a different userbase that wants different things. You want AAA blockbuster games? Buy a PS4 or XBone. You want more niche, but varied games? Buy a Switch. All companies are doing well, so it's clearly working for them. I personally think it's great that we have this choice and to me, both choices are equally valid. Each side of the coin has great games and can more accurately target their intended demographic. I wouldn't want either side to become a jack of all trades.
  3. General Gaming Sales/Charts Discussion

    I wouldn't say it was different at all. Paid social media marketing is one of the best ways to reach your audience.
  4. General Gaming Sales/Charts Discussion

    I'd say it was always about money, we were just too young to realise. Games like Mario. Sonic and Final Fantasy had annual releases (even more if you include spinoffs), no different to the way certain series do nowadays. Film spinoff games often had bugger all to do with the actual films and were just a cynical cash grab. Even McDonalds cashed in on the gaming market (actually a pretty good game AFAIK).
  5. General Gaming Sales/Charts Discussion

    I thought that one might be controversial!
  6. General Gaming Sales/Charts Discussion

    I'd be interested to know when these glory days of gaming were*. Every era as far as I can remember had it's fad. 16 bit was a slew of platform/side scrolling games, 32 bit was racing/fighting/arcade games, XBox/PS2 was third person action/shooters. And yet each generation including this one, has utter masterpieces that came out alongside all the shovelware. This generation we've had things like Red Dead, Persona 5 and The Witcher, as well as more niche titles such as Nier: Automata, Undertale, Hellblade, Firewatch and Lost in the Woods. People forget the shit games from previous generations and only remember the great games, making them think it was all amazing back then, when actually there were just as many shit games and churned out sequels/ripoffs. For every Sonic/Mario, there were plenty of Bubsies, Wayne's Worlds, Awesome Possums and Ristars. *Not picking on you HoT, just the idea that this generation is somehow worse than others and your phrase suits my point perfectly.
  7. General Gaming Sales/Charts Discussion

    I wouldn't say Concrete Genie was sent out to die at all. I've been seeing adverts for it in my Facebook and Instagram feeds pretty consistently for a few weeks now. Sure, it's not Red Dead levels of promotion, but you'd have to be pretty naïve to think a relatively niche game would get anywhere near as much promotion as a highly anticipated AAA game.
  8. How about cameras, which you're easily looking at £1000 for a comparable quality one. Or TVs which go for £5-600 for something semi decent. Or drones, where anything worthwhile is easily £700+. Games consoles are a bargain.
  9. To be fair, it's adding fidelity to an existing technology. By that standard, everyone else ripped off HD graphics from whoever did it first.
  10. I always assumed Post Malone's music was hot trash, but I'm really liking Circles. Totally not what I expected him to sound like.
  11. Pets are funnies

    As I now have a DSLR again, I figured I should get some photos of Bru:
  12. What Have You Bought?

    Apparently there were quite a few others interested as well, but the guy held it for me as I was first to enquire/agree to see it. Although it's a stupidly good deal, the MK2 is starting to show its age, mainly in low light situations. If I weren't tied to Canon DSLRs due to my lenses, I'd probably consider an Olympus OM-D MK3 or something similar in the £500-£600 price range as a replacement. I may still get one for when I fancy carrying a lighter camera.
  13. What Have You Bought?

    I dropped my 5D MK2 about 2 years ago and never really got round to replacing/repairing it, but one came up on Facebook marketplace that was £350 and seemed to be in good condition. They generally go for £400-500 for a fairly tatty one (they sold for £2,000 brand new) and I had been quoted £300 to repair my old one, so this seemed a bargain if it was as good as it looked. I messaged the seller asking for the shutter count and he said he didn't know exactly (not uncommon, as it requires some PC know-how to find out), but he thinks around 7,000, at a push 10,000. To give that some perspective, they're rated for 150,000 shots before needing maintenance and my old one had done 36,000 shots and I still considered it "low mileage". If this were a car, he'd basically bought it, driven it around the block a few times, then decided to sell it. So I went out, had a look and it all checked out. Not a scratch on it. He was selling it as he bought it as a hobby and planned to take it more seriously after retirement, but a botched hip operation put a stop to it. I was tempted to take my laptop to check the shutter count, but for £350, it was a bargain as long as it wasn't on its last legs, so I just went for it. Got it home and checked the shutter count and it's only done 4,400. Utterly mental. At any price, that's unicorn rare for a camera that's 11 years old and still pretty capable. I feel like I've robbed the poor guy (although he was well aware how cheap he was selling it).
  14. The Jimquisition Thread

    People love to slate Anthem, but it was nowhere near as bad as people make out. Once the initial fixes were made, it was a pretty good game. It lacked end game content, but up until that point, it was good fun and lasted a while. I'd say I easily got my money's worth. Think of it as a fun multiplayer shooter instead of a Destiny level experience and it's a good game.
  15. The Jimquisition Thread

    People love to slate Anthem, but it was nowhere near as bad as people make out. Once the initial fixes were made, it was a pretty good game. It lacked end game content, but up until that point, it was good fun and lasted a while. I'd say I easily got my money's worth. Think of it as a fun multiplayer shooter instead of a Destiny level experience and it's a good game.