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  1. Ahh thanks. Nice to hear it combines both programmes.
  2. “I don’t have much money, but boy if I did...” That’s partly why it appeals. I first heard of Affinity a couple of months back who had got tired of Adobe’s pricing and was ditching it in favour of learning Affinity. He seemed to be adapting to it fairly well, and it’s good to hear you’re getting on ok with it. Definitely worth a look. £45 is a steal compared to Photoshop, their photography package of Photoshop and Lightroom starts from £10 a month... Looking on their website it seems they have a Lightroom equivalent called Affinity Photo?... Any experience with that?
  3. Oh awesome. I’ll give Affinity a look!
  4. Oh maybe. I was just thinking of external hard drives and USB’s. Are they universal now? There was certainly a time when Apple products requires their own external hardware and disc drives etc... right??
  5. @Vileplume2000Thank you. Yeah I think what you’re saying is definitely the correct approach. I can run and use Photoshop on my 5/10 year old £500 Samsung laptop, but the screen is awful for seeing the real colour of the photos I’m taking. I was blown away when I looked at some of my pics on a MAC last year. I think for ease of being able to work on things from anywhere I will look for a laptop with a quality screen rather than invest in a monitor, but that’s a great shout for the future. I will take a look through the links you’ve included. Thanks for that! Something holding me back from Apple is then having to buy everything Apple. I can’t use existing external devices etc... But it’s something I’ll need to read up on. @Goaferhow do you go about your photo editing?
  6. That’s good advice, thank you!
  7. Hmm yeah you may struggle if you’re not massively in to fantasy, but I would definitely recommend persevering with The Last Wish if you can, and even if you just move on and try Sword of Destiny, which I thought was incredible. Unlike the 6 other books they’re collections of short stores (as you may know) and easier to dip in and out of than the others. The full story books that I’m on now are a bit harder going, but there are great characters and I enjoy the world.
  8. @HappenstanceYeah I’m not currently thinking of getting into video or any other sort of content creating. Really I’m thinking I’d like to finally do something with my photography and make it more than just a hobby. So I’ll be looking into new hardware, software and creating a new website. Honestly I’m really not very techy, so this will probably take some researching. @Will I imagine the new MacBook Pro will be pricey, when do they currently drop and how often do new models come out? Could I potentially look at an older model?
  9. Currently reading The Witcher saga and really enjoying it. The Last Wish. 4/5 Season of Storms. 3/5 Sword of Destiny. 5/5 And coming towards the end of Blood of Elves at the moment. I’m also interested in reading His Dark Materials. The TV series is absolutely fantastic, it’s a great world.
  10. I couldn’t think of a better people to ask for advise on this and low and behold there’s been a thread started recently. Can anyone recommend a laptop that would suit me well for photography? Anyone recently looked into this sort thing or bought something they would recommend? running photo editing software, great true colour display and screen, good processor/RAM, number of ports, weight... Am I destined to buy into Apple? Are there good alternatives? Ideally I don’t want to spend a lot of money, but if it’s an investment and will last me a long time as @Will was saying, that would ease things. And wouldn’t be made to feel that I should be replacing it with each subsequent model released. Also, In which case would a refurbished model be worth looking at? Any help or advice would be massively appreciated!
  11. That ‘Turd in the wind’ line Also, why is Tom Hardy doing a Christopher Walken impression??
  12. Looks like the Sonic Unleashed levels.
  13. Likewise it doesn't make it look like a gaming handheld. It makes it look like the 1-2 Switch device.
  14. The 1-2 Switch TV advert really bothers me. It don't promote the Switch as being a new Nintendo console, and instead makes it look like you're buying this portable mini-game device.
  15. Was quite shocked to see IGN give it a 9.7.
  16. This is currently on sale on the PSN store: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/strike-vector-ex/cid=EP8938-CUSA05437_00-STRIKEVECTOREX01 Just downloaded it. I don't know when I'll get around to playing it, but just wondered if anyone else was tempted to pick it up and maybe we can get around to having a bit of a multiplayer session on it sometime.
  17. Genuinely baffles me just how much people care about a consoles UI. I just accepted and took to the PS3's, the PS4's, the 3DS'... the Wii's was somewhat annoying because of the pointer controls. They're just menu's. And they're all pretty quickly navigable. Considering the amount of sheer options the PS4 console has, it is any real surprise it's not the most definitive UI?... likewise at the moment the Switch's may look simple and easy because there's absolutely bugger all there.
  18. In fairness to Nintendo, other game developers announce DLC way before release in order to get people to pre-order. Mortal Kombat X being one of the worst offenders - and there are numerous others. Not gonna lie, I'm surprised at the price - without looking around to see how it compares, it instantly seemed high to me. At least with a lot of DLC you're buying into a year long season pass or something - but again I don't know enough about it. 8 or 9 dungeons can both be the right amount for Breath of the Wild because of the way has been designed. In Final Fantasy XV (haven't played it), there are hidden dungeons that many people loved so much they said they should have been included into the overall story etc... and very likely Nintendo is taking the same approach. However, the open world nature means that a new dungeon need not be tied to your overall quest. It could be a new playable character finding that dungeon as part of their own story - or it could be set post game. It could be a dungeon tied to an event in the world - a dungeon that appears only when something lines up astrologically/weather wise/season wise - all three. I think adding dungeons is potentially very fun. So long as they feel a part of the world and not somewhat cheap - like those challenge levels in the new Donkey Kong games.
  19. Sounds like praise for things that would have been ridiculed on the XB1 of PS4 to me, but hey ho. DLC1 sounds awful and cheap. Zelda has managed to include a Boss rush, or Cave of trials thing before now, and paying for hard mode... wow. DLC2 sounds great. Story expansions are always cool. Not being able to buy them separately is strange and somewhat off putting.
  20. Very true. But keep those 64 visuals this time.
  21. Just had a random thought. Do you think it would be cool to see one of the [secret] worlds this Mario visit - be Super Mario 64? Seeing as Mario seems to be almost 'dimension hopping' it would be kinda cool to see him appear outside the Mario 64 castle, in all it's 64 visuals glory. The contrast between smooth 2017 Mario and the blocky N64 world could be an interesting contrast. How much of the Mario 64 world Mario could explore (and what the purpose is) would be entirely up to Nintendo - although revisiting the Bowser fight could be fun. Perhaps upon Bowser hitting the final landmine the illusion is broken, to find Mario somewhere else - and he has to do battle with the real boss of the world. Could just be a fun call back, in what is a new 'sequel' to the exploration Mario games.
  22. Oh right, true. I hadn't really looked at that 3rd pic being in situ.
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