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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

There are languages where the days are named for numbers and Sunday is "one". Like Arabic.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 01:31 AM)

Isn't it sort of a religious thing for Sunday to be the start of the week but most people just go with the first day they go to work for the week?

@  unitremover : (20 January 2018 - 01:02 AM)

I feel like I've known plenty of Americans who'd say Monday is the first day of the week.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

Personally Monday will always be the first day of the week for me. The notion that Sunday is somehow the first day of the week seems completely nonsensical to me.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

I'm fairly sure it is in Australia, but that tends to get blurred because of US influence.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:19 AM)

(It's Sunday here in the U.S.)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM)

Anyone here live in a country where Monday is considered the first day of the week?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 08:40 PM)

Maybe?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

But do they search barf?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Under water, the fish don't stink.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM)

I read that at first as "Everyone is a fish...."

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2018 - 06:08 PM)

Everyone has a fetish, I guess.

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 05:56 PM)

I parsed it as "search barf" at first.

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Robowang nude hiden cam photos

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 02:54 PM)

Oh, hey, that's not the search bar! Whoops.

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 12:48 PM)

reflector camera mode

@  MEDdMI : (19 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

But did you get a Snowbombcyclopsragnarokdoomstorm like the US NE got last week?

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Netherlands? We got one hell of a storm here in Germany the other day too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!


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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:58 AM

Okay, so...

 

I just scavenged together a PC for my nephew. He's 9 years old (just recently even, in october.) and is mad about five nights at freddy's and slenderman, and he used to like minecraft, I'm unsure if he still does.

 

I want to leave some games on the system that would peak his interest and expand his palette, but really don't know where to start.

 

The computer itself is capable of running everything up to fallout 4, but I don't necessarily want to put the latest and greatest titles on there anyway.

 

I was thinking Risen, carmageddon, I want to put a flight sim on there and maybe a mechwarrior type of game for variety, but am finding myself stymied on titles.

 

Help? Please? Any suggestions would be great.



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:54 AM

Doom!


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:06 PM

Captain Forever Remix

Bioshock

Portal

Left 4 Dead

War Frame

Star Craft 1 and 2

Hearth stone


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

Starcraft would be good... bioshock could work.

 

Trying to avoid online only games right now. Multiplayer communities tend to be... toxic: and I don't want to expose him to those kinds of problems yet. A few more years, yeah, but not right now.



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:51 PM

Also avoid F2P games like Warframe and Hearthstone since they can lead people down the dangerous path of microtransactions.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:25 PM

I agree with Doom+Doom 2.

Also, put some Emus on there so he can play some classics from the SNES and GBA era. 

 

Also, -if- IF the pc can handle it, Dolphin with eternal Darkness with his enjoying of the horror games.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:09 AM

Would Eternal Darkness be too much for a nine year old?

 

I'm trying to think of a horror type game that fits the age limit. Most of what pops into my mind might be a bit too disturbing for a young kid.

 

Though that being said. If you can get it to work I suggest: Are you afraid of the dark? The tale of Orpheo's curse.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:16 AM

Also avoid F2P games like Warframe and Hearthstone since they can lead people down the dangerous path of microtransactions.

Well, he is a 9 year old so he can't really buy anything in either game unless he gets some one's credit card. 


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:17 AM

Exactly!


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 01:23 AM



It can happen a lot easier then one would think


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:21 AM

I'm actually trying NOT to get him survival or horror games, as I want to leave him a selection to try other gendres and styles. Probably I'll get him a copy of deadspace eventually, as well as some of the other classic survival horror games (Actually let him play the original resident evil on the playstation a while back. He did incredibly well, even realizing you could mix the herds you found after reading the book in game. But he still got bored in less than an hour. It was too "puzzle solving" and not enough "action" for his current tastes.), but I want him to grow up some more first.

 

We've got some good suggestions in here though.

 

Still looking for a flight sim, and mech sim. Preferably games that don't require more hardware like joysticks. I'm already out 120 on his free computer.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:36 AM

Wasted sounds right up his alley.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:42 AM

The problem with mecha games are that they're mostly clunky and slow. Mechwarrior 4 might be okay if you can get it working, since it streamlined the interface, but I heard it has compatibility issues. Titanfall 2 is probably the most accessible mecha game for normies, and most JP ones are console only.

 

As for a flight sim...Kerbal Space Program? Not really what you want but might be goofy enough to get him into science.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:27 AM

But he still got bored in less than an hour. It was too "puzzle solving" and not enough "action" for his current tastes.), but I want him to grow up some more first.

 

Okay now this brings up a concern. Resident Evil was too 'puzzle solving' and you want to get him a flight sim and mech sim?

 

I can safely predict that he'll hate both of them. Then again I don't consider Titanfall 2 a mech sim, and more just a mech game.

 

For a game that HAS mechs, and not really a 'sim' I think Titanfall 2 is perfect.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:29 AM

Yeah I mean, you don't want to overload him.


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:42 AM

Your nephew is mad about five nights and Slenderman? And got bored after a while on Resident Evil? Your nephew is awesome!

I guess he's not into cutesy mascot games (ala Sonic etc).

Give him Undertale and blow his mind.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:50 AM

The goal isn't to get him into other games, the goal is to give him a wide option to let him discover what else he might like. So far, all he really knows about gaming is fnaf, slenderman, and call of duty zombies. I'm just trying to expand his pallet a little. I don't care if he ends up liking sports games so long as it's what he chose.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

Baldur's Gate is another option to be a gateway into RPGs. I'd normally offer a Bethesda title but the modding community for those games tends to skew into disgusting smut and better to avoid that sort of thing for the time being.

 

EDIT: Steam's got Civilization 5 Complete on sale for less then a buck. I'd definitely include that.


Edited by Rust, 12 November 2017 - 11:15 AM.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:04 PM

Gigantic Army might be good for a mech game.  It's more like Cybernator, so more combat based.

 

Limbo might be a good idea.  He'd probably dig the art style, but it's more of a platformer.

 

Grim Fandango Remastered might peak his interest.

 

As far as RPGs....I'm tempted to suggest something Shin Megami Tensei-ish, but *Looks over at Mara* that might be a little questionable.  

 

Evoland 2 has a neat gimmick.

 

Then there's stuff like Shovel Knight, Castle in the Darkness, and Braid.  Don't know if he'd be interested since it might not LOOK like something he'd like, though.  Maybe something Castlevania-ish?


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

I've got an emulator pi rig, and he's shown little to no interest in older styled games. He'd happily and willingly play them, but never usually for very long before either moving onto another one to try, or just running off to do something else.

 

So, current list for his "new" rig.

 

Fallout 3

More than likely original skyrim (not like he knows how to mod anyway.)

Starbound

minecraft

bioshock

carmageddon

Rogue legacy (it combines random generation, choice of perks, and side scrolling action. It's got a good variety.)

Mechwarrior 4

 

And I still need a flight sim. I would like to get him one with optional combat... or just really good combat. He likes shooting stuff, what can I say?





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