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

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  • 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 Number
    UKStumpy
  • Xbox Live Username
    UK Stumpy
  • Steam ID
    Goafer
  1. Black Mirror

    "No Black Mirror twist" is an accurate description of the whole series. The only thing I found even remotely thought provoking was thinking about whether it was actually cheating in Striking Vipers. Ashley Too had the dark tones of a good Black Mirror episode in places, but the ending was far too Hollywood. That end scene at the rock bar was just painful. It's a shame, as it was a very good episode up until the last 10 minutes or so.
  2. Black Mirror

    Finished season 5 last night. Striking Vipers: it was a bit meh. Nothing great, but nothing bad either. Interesting idea, but I just couldn't get over the fact that characters in a fighting game could now have sex for some reason. Like, why would that be programmed in? And how easily the guys got over the fact that they were boning each other. I would have liked to see the reasons explored a bit more. Like, did they secretly have feelings for each other all along? Smithereens: As Eevil said, it was a bit boring. I enjoyed it, but it was slow paced. It also fell into the trope of "Police are dumb and only the plucky tech nerds can help them". Topher Grace was good though. It didn't feel like a Black Mirror episode though. Just some random guy angry at Facebook. Ashley Too: I enjoyed it, but the ending was far too sickly sweet. Overall, none of the episodes felt like Black Mirror. They've always been kind of dark and thought provoking. These were just generic sci-fi based loosely on near-future (or current in the case of Smithereens) technology.
  3. Phantasy Star Online 2

    Whilst I would love to play PSO2, it'll just be just like PSU, where we're years behind the Japanese version, always feeling like we're playing the inferior version. If it comes to PS4, I may give it a go, but I won't be buying a new console just to play it.
  4. Rate the last film you saw

    Baby Driver Never really paid it much attention until I realised that it was Edgar Wright. Loved it. Reminded me a bit of Drive, but without the 80s vibe. Little/no cgi, just awesome practical effects and a fairly decent storyline. The way the action synched with the music was also a nice touch. The only downside for me was that Kevin Spacey has kind of soured it now. He's still a good actor, but just seeing him on screen is still a distraction.
  5. Death Stranding (PS4 Kojima)

    Good news! You can buy one! https://www.polygon.com/2019/5/29/18644530/death-stranding-collector-edition-baby-ps4
  6. Death Stranding (PS4 Kojima)

    I only really had a passing interest in this before, a sort of "watch someone else play it" sort of interest, but I might consider buying it myself now. It's reassuringly Kojima.
  7. Do you work with them regularly or are they in a different department? My advice: Wait until a work event, spend time with them there (ideally just the 2 of you), then ask them out when the opportunity presents itself. If it doesn't work, at least it won't forever be associated with your day-to-day work environment. A friend of mine actually organised a whole work event (bonfire night fireworks) just to ask someone out. Just pick something from the conversation that seems natural. For example, If you end up talking about films, try to steer the conversation towards a current film they want to see, then suggest you go see it together. Don't suggest taking anyone else, but don't specify just the two of you either. That way you can judge their reaction, and if they suggest taking others, you can agree and play it off as a group thing. Also, I'm assuming that since you're asking for advice, they're single? If not, it's all kind of a moot point.
  8. TV Endings

    Oh ok, so no one has mentioned Blackadder Goes Forth, "Over the Top". Fine.
  9. General Retro Discussion

    Mine is fortunately working, but the battery has died. Fortunately, I've kept my important saves on the memory card. I did have a scare when the console didn't recognise it, but pulled it out, blew the cartridge and slot and it worked fine. Annoyingly, I've lost my spare batteries, so I've ordered some new ones. Not exactly expensive, but annoying none the less. To make things more annoying, Dark Saviour can't save direct to the cartridge, so I have to manually transfer the saves every time I turn on/off the console until the batteries arrive. One thing I may look into at some point is an SD card mod. I've got a spare Saturn, so I may do it to that or buy another Saturn to tinker with. I'm a bit reluctant to do it to my spare one, as I have a model 1 and 2, so would like to keep them original if possible.
  10. Rage 2

    So yeah, I bought this. I really want to like it, as I unexpectedly loved the first. Unfortunately, it's pretty boring so far. The car sections are pretty much just commuting to shoot bang sections. It would be ok if these shooting sections were longer, but they last about 5 minutes, then it's back to the car for another commute. The gunplay is still great, but there's just no decent section (so far) to really get your teeth into. Also, no fucking left handed controls. I should have known really, as Bethesda never put them in. Normally it's not an issue, as I can just swap the sticks in the PS4 accessibility settings, but for games with vehicles, it makes those sections a pain.
  11. General Retro Discussion

    I just had a read up on disc rot and from what I can tell, pinholes are more likely an error in disc manufacture, rather than rot. Given that the pinhole will have been there since the 90s and hasn't gotten worse, I'd say I'm pretty safe. I've played PDS from start to finish with no issues, so the pinhole can't be in a critical place. From what I can tell, disc rot seems to come from damaged/faulty/cheaply manufactured discs letting in moisture, casing the data layer to literally rot away. I'm no expert, but surely any early disc games that have survived this long aren't going to suddenly develop rot? If they were faulty/damaged when they were originally in regular use, they'd have shown pretty clear signs by now.
  12. General Retro Discussion

    I always ask to check the discs when I buy from CeX. I've yet to find a single disc with actual rot. One of my Panzer Dragoon Saga discs has a single pinhole, but it hasn't got worse and the entire game is playable. I may go through my collection at some point and have a fresh check, but I don't think it's as rife as the internet would have you believe.
  13. General Retro Discussion

    2 new games for the Saturn collection. Both are in great condition and have manuals.
  14. What Have You Bought?

    Sold my old drone to fund some car repairs. Unfortunately for my car, I saw some Saturn games in CeX first. Both are in great condition and have manuals.
  15. Languages

    I've also started Japanese on Duolingo. Finding it good so far, but I'm only really doing it so that I have something productive to do when I'm bored. Don't know how seriously I'll take it. I've also started German, as I did it at school and I'm not too bad at it. I've mainly been focusing on the Japanese though, so German has taken the back seat. I'm basically studying the bad guys in WW2.