Ganoncrotch

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    Ganoncrotch
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    < Xen posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Hmm... since you obviously know how to do it, how does one embed Youtube videos over here?

    when you're making a reply to something, (has to be a full reply not a quick reply) you see in the lines at the top there is a picture of a video strip thing.

    Here's the thing circled
    https://i.imgur.com/d5ZrDxr.jpg
    If you click that while making a post you should get that pop up box (your browser might disable the popup so you'll have to allow that one in the top right of the address bar on most browsers)

    Just copy the whole youtube URL into that and click Insert, keep in mind that it puts it exactly where your cursor is on the post so I find that if you are starting off a post it's best to put some text in first, then insert the video, as the site can be a pain to put the Video in and then get the text to go above and below it properly.

    on 15 February 2018

    all the other fields in that thing btw, the advanced and dimensions etc, don't change any of them, just let them auto fill, it looks wrong until you post it, but it does work!

    All you need is URL and then insert :)

    (you would never guess I work in IT support would ya?)

    on 15 February 2018

    The whole URL, eh? I remember the old times when the embed codes worked, but yeah... thanks! I had no idea that button was actually of any use. I need it for a thread for later today.

    on 16 February 2018

    Also, I don't need to guess you work in IT support: you mentioned it a few wall posts below I was bored at work and read them.
    ..from that behavior, you would never guess I am a junior firmware engineer. Haha.

    on 16 February 2018

    Hahah, could I ask you the nutritional info for any packs of coffee that might be around your desk and how many ceiling tiles are in your office? :D

    Hope the thing works for ya to embed to your posts though, like I said just as long as you throw a few page breaks into the post before you add the vid to it you'll save yourself a lot of headache.

    Glad I provided an escape for a few mins from the office for ya!

    -Vince

    on 16 February 2018

    I would tell you all about the nutritional value of the coffee, but I think they cut off that method of procrastination and we have actual coffee grinder machines - coffee is taken incredibly seriously over here in Finland:

    https://www.caffeineinformer.com/caffeine-what-the-world-drinks

    ...in short, Finland is first by coffee consumption, by a landslide :P

    Thanks a lot for helping me out, Vince! Perhaps you could add something to that thread I mentioned:

    http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=234866

    -Constantine

    on 19 February 2018

    < VersusEvil posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    What the hell is Shoge !! Dragon?

    Also when did it release? 0-o

    on 11 February 2018

    I made a post in the thread, they're Japanese eshop games, sorry if I didn't state that when I made the post, was just doing a recap on the number of games I had and it looks like I'm missing a few from counts, guessing you read some of my posts and just thought I was on drugs :D

    shockingly own 42 third party games after just a year of the system being out, love that lil beasty.

    on 11 February 2018

    I'll look at my spreadsheet and see why you're short by quite abit.

    on 11 February 2018

    I went back through the thread and using your updates, ive added everything up to the end of Janurary which accounts for 34 listed games (You have 2 listed in January, Touch Tank and Shige Dragon). If i add your current Feb updates it brings me to 39 ... so im still 3 short :(

    Could you list here or through pm what games you've bought this year. Thanks.

    on 11 February 2018

    Sorry VersusEvil I might well have forgotten to add some title, sometimes I just take the Switch to bed with me and go buying games while half asleep lol, I recently went to buy steamworld dig 2 only to find I already owned it for months now :D

    my 42 are
    1 - Picross S
    2 - Rocket League
    3 - Frederic Resurection of music
    4 - Frederic 2
    5 - King Oddball
    6 - Shou ou Dragon
    7 - Touch Battle Tanks SP
    8 - Golf Story
    9 - The Bridge
    10 - The Sparkle 2 Evo
    11 - Minecraft
    12 - Sonic Mania
    13 - Volgarr the Viking
    14 - Stern Pinball Arcade
    15 - Doom
    16 - Graceful Explosion Machine
    17 - World of Goo
    18 - Pinball FX3
    19 - Mighty Gundam Burst
    20 - Skyrim
    21 - The flame in the flood
    22 - Oxenfree
    23 - Wonderboy The Dragons Trap
    24 - Human Resource Machine
    25 - Fast RMX
    26 - Steamworld Dig 2
    27 - Axiom Verge
    28 - Bomberman
    29 - Puyo puyo Tetris (ranked number 1 in Ireland online yaaaaaay)
    30 - Disgaea 5 Complete
    31 - Shantae : Half Genie Hero
    32 - Retro City Rampage DX
    33 - Snipperclips
    34 - Bulbboy
    35 - SnakePass
    36 - TumbleSeed
    37 - I am Setsuna
    38 - Shovel Knight Treasure Trove
    39 - Little Inferno
    40 - Thumper
    41 - Lego City undercover
    42 - Skylanders Imaginators

    on 13 February 2018

    Thanks :) I'll see what's missing from the thread later.

    on 13 February 2018

    Hey man, what’s new? What games are you playing these days?

    Yo Vek

    Was playing a load of Rocket League on the Switch, have it on the ps4 forever but never really got into it, but found the Switch version cool since again I have it everywhere so I actually got doing some ranked play, started at the ass end of Bronze 1 and over 60 hours of play I clawed my way up to Silver 3 just on the cusp of Gold league.... but almost every other game seems to have a troll or a leaver on my team so I think I'll take a bit away from it.

    Also decided to finally start on Diablo 3 which was still sealed for the X360 since launch on my shelf of shame so I got to work on that, completed act one in a single sitting and now I'd wager I'm about half way through the second one thanks to a fairly terrible chest infection stopping me from doing pretty much anything else, Just layed out on the couch with my X360 feeding into my projector in my new flat, feels pretty cool to finally have the space to make use of that, over 100inches of game can't really be beat by normal TVs.

    Works going cool still, hoping between the odd few classes teaching (as a sub) and my normal IT support role at my training centre, looking at another job interview next Tuesday which would be more hours... sort of very torn on it since it would mean getting more money... but also limit my ability to travel and I'm sort of after completely falling for someone in the UK so it would have a very bad impact on that if I did get the job, although at this stage it does seem like I'll have to bow out as my chest infection means I sound like a rusty door when I try to talk... not good and possibly infectious would be a bad idea to attend a job interview I think, I know one of the other 4 guys going for it too, really great friend of mine and would be delighted to see him land the spot if I don't go for it.

    but... yeah.... that's how I am!
    Would have replied earlier but wanted to reply more than just "all good yo"

    - Vince

    on 04 February 2018

    Wow that is a lot!

    I hope you feel better, man. That sounds like a nasty infection :/

    I gotta get back into Rocket League myself. I sold my PS4 copy to prepare for the Switch version, but still have not picked it up.

    on 05 February 2018

    Ah my PS4 copy was gifted to me from the good folks at PSN+ so there is no returning it (not that I ever trade in games though) but aye for the price it's rather great value on switch, like I've said in a few threads on here though, in comparison to the ps4 version it is a very low resolution while playing in handheld mode... that said it's absolutely damn near flawlessly 60fps and a sheer joy to play while waiting for a train or so (my switch lives tethered to my phones data plan in my pocket)

    Chest pains turned out to be.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracheitis Glorious! was told by the doc to not go to work as my resting heartbeat is close to 100bpm as my body tries to pump white blood cell filled blood to the area... but fuck it, was needed at work tonight so went in anyway! loaded up on steroids, antibiotics and painkillers, night was perfect lol, what I recall of it.

    on 05 February 2018

    < Aeolus451 posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Did ya watch that vid yet? Just curious.

    watched the first 20 mins of it and she made it through reviewing the first 2 lines of another persons review of the show, clicked to 40 mins and she is reviewing another persons youtube review of the show....

    Had to stop there, can't stand that fake outrage noise she does, it's a TV show not the end of the world I would have a hard time putting up with any of my friends talking to me in this way so impassioned that you shout about how she doesn't understand that showrunner means the main character of a show, Uhura often had episodes where she didn't have a spoken word of dialogue if she was even in the background on the bridge.

    Legit I like discussion but what she is doing is throwing a tantrum about it like a child and not even about the show for the first 40 mins of that 2 hour long video, she is reviewing other peoples reviews, could barely care about her opinion of the show but that length of time hearing about her talking about other peoples thoughts on the show... Lord no.

    In the RLM video they mention the orville's critical reviews, they show a picture of the rotten tomatoes score and a slide whistle sound effect going down, less than 2 seconds of a clip. wanted to self harm watching that.

    on 02 October 2017

    The tone of the vid is inconsistent and what's going on in one point is different than other points. Her vid was really a long winded explanation everything she hates about it. She used some other people's vids to explain her grievances and she shows alot of content from earlier shows to explain her points about the klingons and vulcans.

    She's a big trekkie fan. She can even speak vulcan lol. I listened to her vid while a playing a game and messing around on the forum so I was able to listen/watch the whole thing. She brings up some good points in spite of her anger over it. This isn't her normal content and she's not emotional in any of it. She's a college trained intellectual type of youtuber who makes vids about social issues and politics.

    on 02 October 2017

    She comes across absolutely terribly then in this video, at the point I flicked forward to her reviewing the guys youtube video she was taking digs at his physical appearance as a way of rebuttal to his points about the show. I had to stop watching then, there is no way to condone that as being constructive.

    on 03 October 2017

    Yeah, she's not a reviewer or pretend to be. She's a super trekkie and she was just describing why she didn't like it as a fan. Her normal content is completely different.
    I watched several different reviews or reactions to STD and I like her's the best because she breaks down and shows clips from the show and the old shows to explain her points rather than just talk about it. I'm not a fan of star trek in general so I guess that's why I like her approach in spite of the angry ranting.

    on 03 October 2017

    At what point in the 2+ hour long video does her actual review start?

    on 03 October 2017

    lol it's kind of a review and kind of a rant.

    on 03 October 2017

    < Ganoncrotch updated his status:

    So..... Spent the weekend in a Coma.



    What did I miss!!

    Ka-pi96 hates bears now.

    on 01 August 2017

    WHAT YEAR DID I WAKE UP IN?!!!1

    Legit... I got that wrong in the hospital, thought it was 2016, fucking wish it was, coulda went into the NX prediction threads and blown people away with what might have happened lol.

    on 01 August 2017

    Were you really hurt then? Damn. Hope you recover quickly. I wish it was 1989.

    on 01 August 2017

    I went for a nap.... woke up the following day in Hospital after passing into a deep hypoglycemic coma, heart and breathing had stopped for a bit during the night so... that was fun, now got the next 2 weeks of bruised rib cage to deal with from chest compression's, but heck, I'm alive... and there is a new season of F is for Family to sit and enjoy.

    Joked with mates that as a tribute to Romero's passing I'm now officially a Zombie :D

    on 03 August 2017

    Holy moly. So is this a pre-existing condition like sleep apnea? I have 2 friends who use the apnea breathing mask. One who needs it to eliminate possibly dying in his sleep, and another who uses it although his condition isn't as precarious. At any rate, best of luck man.

    on 03 August 2017

    Thank you kindly! The existing condition is type 1 diabetes, never have issues with sleeping but having taken a combo of too much exercise and insulin then going to lay down for a nap I basically drained away the glucose that my brain needed to function and it just passed off into a coma for about 8 hours until I was woken in the hospital with a glycagen injection or two.

    Was like a scary nightmare, I was sure I was dreaming with people around me shouting my name and stabbing me... I was just out of it completely.

    on 04 August 2017

    https://youtu.be/z7K2FuK1xbk Lol

    < Xen posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Now then...

    I am still running clean fw on my Vita, finalizing some things before I finally decide, to hack, or not to hack.



    I have a question. How do you go about syncing trophies, since I assume many of your games are basically dumps - hence, possibly, visible as such? Internet research has been ambiguous so far, people getting banned, people not getting banned, etc...



    I do consider trophies very important. And not so much because of my (huge!) e-peen, but because in retrospect, they represent your journey through gaming (yeah, cheesy as f). I would prefer to be able to do the operation, of course.



    So, how do you go about it?

    I've never synced trophies from a dumped game, to be fair the majority of my Vita games are legit and just wanted the hack to be able to use the system for extra things which it couldn't do before such as full PSP access and Psone games.

    But for the game I did dump (downwell) I got achievements and just haven't gone near the trophies area since then.

    I would take reports with a pinch of salt but you have to remember if you are playing a digital only game on the Vita... .and you haven't bought it, it will be very clear when you upload trophies from that, that you're after stealing that game, since there is no way to have 2 accounts on a Vita so no way you would ever have access to a digital only games trophies without buying it, since you could get a retail game dump and claim you had bought it, there is no proving you didn't

    If trophies are a huge thing to you... I really would suggest not going the route of free games... that said, are trophies really worth more to you than a library of free games, plus games you can't possibly get with a non modded Vita such as Tony hawks on the psp or Every extend extra etc... some of the best psp games which had great music in them have had their music rights expire and as such you can't buy them digitally anymore from the legit store.

    on 13 July 2017

    Ah well - I still have my hacked PSP for those games that the store is now missing - I see your point though, in a while yet we will start having Vita games missing from the store as well.

    I don't care much for free games as much as I care for the ability to play things that have long been stopped from being available, that is true - frankly, I can afford a lot, and my money allows for much more than my time does. That is where my desire to hack stems from...

    As to physical dumps, I read a bunch of crap about those, really - from missing timestamps as an apparent sign of piracy, to lots of other guff.

    I am gonna go ask around on Reddit. Thanks for all your help so far.

    Downwell looks freaking amazing, by the way.

    on 15 July 2017

    < Xen posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    You know, I found you on GBATemp by accident, was gonna ask you as to the state of Vita homebrew these days and ironically got an answer below!



    I really hope something as to FW>3.6 is found - would love to use homebrew, but hate losing my main PSN account. Got lots of history tied up in it.



    This is coming from somebody that loves using his PSP for homebrew - how are things on the Vita side? What can it do that the PSP can't? (aside from DS?)

    it really can't run the DS at all, can barely open most games and chugs at about 5fps at best. You know the thing with the Vita is the core clock speed isn't massively higher than the PSP's it's mostly down to there being more cores, which honestly homebrew groups haven't done a whole pile with, somewhat because of the systems lack of popularity I think in comparison to the PSP.

    Also most people have issues with using it for piracy because the 64gb cards cost over 100euro to get any real amount of storage on, so even with the games being free you are limited by the cost of storage it's a bit nuts.

    The main things it is capable of doing though would have to be
    - Mame, does a great job of it, far better than the psp ever could
    - PSP, can make a save state of the psp side of the console, so you can save a psp game anywhere with a state, it's really cool, same for psone games

    but yeah... things like N64 and such are just non existent on the console, there just doesn't seem to be a big enough user base to demand porting of the emulators to it, which is a damn shame because I've 120 starred Mario 64 on the psp and was looking forwards to seeing that on a handheld running perfectly... guess I'll have to wait for Switch virtual console hah.

    on 04 July 2017

    Can't run the DS at all eh? I was sure that if the thing exists, it runs well - most all PSP emus did - and the DS is not all that demanding. Heck, Neo-Geo is wonderful on the PSP, provided you increase the core clock to 266mhz+ .

    I am not a big arcade or MAME fan aside from that (though I am not surprised the Vita does a much better job at it than the PSP, with the right...or, rather, wrong configuration, you can even make a good PC crumble under the weight of MAME).

    The memory card thing... yeah... I was quite amazed when I saw the prices - 2008 strikes back. What size card would you recommend? I am not much of a pirate (if it exists at a decent price, I will generally buy it, but if it is outrageous, pirate the shit out of it). I far and away prefer physical media though.

    on 04 July 2017

    I'll give a full reply later but in terms of memory card, the biggest you can afford really, I had a 16GB card and honestly you'll be shuffling files over and back to the PC all the time if you want to make full use of the system.

    Long before piracy hit the Vita CMA on my PC is taking up well over 100GB with my Vita games stored on that which I was shuffling into the Vita as I was playing them or classics I wanted to keep, this December my wife (now ex lol) got me a 64gb card which is really great when it comes to filling with Vita'y goodness, I'll be honest, even the 64gb card... I have pretty much full all the time with all that is on offer if you get the most out of the system.

    on 04 July 2017

    64GB? Full? Oh dear.

    I remember owning a PSP with 2GB mem (ha), and yeah, that was quite the 1/game time experience, with extra .cso sauce. Like I said, I am not much on piracy or digital anything (I was ripping my UMD's mostly), but god damn. I was initially gonna go with 16, after your first post I expected 32, but now I am not so sure anymore.

    Despite the whole situation with your wife, at least you got an expensive memory card out of it, eh? :D

    on 04 July 2017

    Hells yeah and honestly since breaking up I've had more sex than the last few years combined XD

    The thing with the Vita though.... some of the games are absolutely massive, Killzone was over 4gb for the game if I recall and there is a lot of games which are in and around that size when they make full use of the systems video and sound capabilities. So yeah 16GB less the stuff the system takes up with it you're looking at around 2-3 big games and a few indies just.

    on 04 July 2017

    I might regret it, but if the top game size for Vita sits at about 4GB, I think I will be fine with a 32GB card - I don't play more than one (big) game at a time, anyway. Got a 16GB card for PSP, ain't ever full.

    Looking at the available library for the system though, I've been missing out insanely.

    ...you seem happy from the separation, good :P

    on 05 July 2017

    Got my Vita today, FW 3.15, lol. Been a while for that, no? I barely managed to even find the system new in Finland... one freaking Gamestop in the whole capital region had... one.

    So then, how do I go about this? Do I hack it? I think I saw that you can't use PSN if hacked (no spoofing, etc), and remote play is pestering my with "system update or go to hell". Thanks for all the info so far!

    on 05 July 2017

    I'm not sure about activating a new Vita with your psn account but I know that a few months ago that was most certainly possible to do.

    As for remote play and spoofing, right now my Vita is on 3.60 which is the one needed to do piracy modding on it and that allows me to spoof it to appear up to date on the ps4 for perfect remote play, so I would really advise that you bring the machine to 3.60 first (go to gbatemp and follow the guides there) and see what you can get from the modded Vita, because the thing is, you can never downgrade the firmware, so if you go for the legit mode first, you can't go back to modded mode afterwards to check that out.

    But yeah, GBAtemp guides to how to start off hacking a Vita is the first place you should be looking with your new console, cool that you got one sub 3.60 firmware though, that's pretty much simple to hack once you get it there, just involves visiting a url from the system and that sets up a great many things.

    on 05 July 2017

    Gonna try Tokyo Xanadu??



    Also, how are things?

    You know... I'm not actually sure if I can or not, I have my Vita held back at system software 3.60 because that opened up the system to homebrew up to and including full psp emulation along with save states now for that whole system inside the psv, while I love the look of that new game, I'm not sure it's possible for me to spoof play 3.65 games just yet on the Vita (I can access the store now and remote play with spoofing to buy games... but not sure if the newest ones will actually boot up)

    As for how are things.... things are things, life goes on and all that Jazz, seen my Ex for the first time in 5 months there for a meeting which is the start of divorce here, will take 4 years because... Ireland but it was civil, no issues, just paper work and get on with it and let her do her own thing, none of my concern anymore.

    I went on some trips away from Ireland after she returned here (abandon country lol)

    Got to see Big Ben and get a touristy pic under it :D saw royalty outside Buckingham palace and then went on another flight and landed up in Lincolnshire to visit the cathedral there and do a tour of a prison where the youngest person to die there was 8... for common thieving.... we stopped off in the cafe there to have a GP of MK8 deluxe in honor of the kid who would have fucking loved the to play that... and not have died in prison at 8!

    http://imgur.com/a/QGp6p

    on 30 June 2017

    < BraLoD posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Loved what you did with that bastard ponce de leon there in your sig xP

    Ponce De Freon! He is the remixed version of the boss, so it's the version where you have a preset character who can only get hit 4 times at most and you always have the set abilities and gear to damage him.

    Thanks though, loved that game and loved putting the time into perfecting that boss.

    on 12 May 2017

    Rogue Legacy is hard as nails, it should have a bit more of health recovery on it xP

    on 12 May 2017

    It was hard as the get, but the thing about was... it was fair, almost all instances where I got killed in Rogue legacy I figured I could have avoided it happening by playing better, I love a game like that, where you can put in more time and nail the mechanics to the point where you can dodge everything it throws at you.

    Lots of games are hard, but few are fair about it I find.

    on 12 May 2017

    Are we friends on Switch?

    found you on the friend codes thing and added some people :) no one seems to bother adding others from there. ...

    Or just me, sad times.

    on 28 April 2017

    Having fun with MK8? It's kind of like deja vu for me but it must be pretty awesome for a first timer :)

    on 28 April 2017

    < COKTOE posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Haven't seen you around as much lately. Sayin' Hi.

    Yeah... I've felt that myself a bit too Coktoe, ever since I've split with the wife I've actually been spending a lot less time at the PC doing work and more time out in the world enjoying myself and dating.

    It's fucking weird... I thought it would be the end of the world... it has actually been one of the more liberating things I've had happen to me, realizing pretty soon after the break up that while I fucking hate the way it happened, I'm very much able to take care of and enjoy myself more now.

    Also 125 hours into Zelda on the switch.. so there is also the fact that I've been lost on a console which doesn't have a net browser hahaha.

    on 13 April 2017

    Appreciate my absence being noted though :) thanks for the message and hope all is well and ye been busy keeping the flaming weasels at bay :D

    on 13 April 2017

    That's great to hear man. Now that you mention what you've been up to, I haven't seen you on PSN much either.

    on 13 April 2017

    I'm now fairly certain that this is the best piece of gaming software I've played... and that is putting it over 2 years of PLAYTIME in world of warcraft.

    http://i.imgur.com/PmSILNq.jpg

    Just sheer joy to play, I've encountered 1 broken piece of texture in over 120 hours of exploration and just yeah... fun.

    It was worth the entry price of the Switch alone just for how good Breath of the Wild is.

    on 13 April 2017

    I don't watch many video game videos, but have watched BOTW for around an hour, It looks awesome for sure. It's probably not in the cards for me, but I would like to try it some day.

    on 14 April 2017

    How are you liking Zelda?

    I'm sorry it has taken me a while to reply to this... but honestly I think Zelda and by extension the Switch are some of the best parts of gaming I've experienced in 30 years.

    Since buying the Switch and Zelda I think my Vita has been on... maybe twice and my PS4 has actually not been used at all since, with my job involving a lot of work at PC's, moving around and basically a lot of short breaks where I get to play, the combination of the 2 things is just perfection for me.

    The way Zelda allows you to just go and do what you want when you want... the game literally never forces you to do anything in particular.. and because of that, it inspires me to want to do everything.

    So far I have yet to go and seek out Impa (basically the first quest off the plateau) but I'm 40 hours of exploring down... I've completed over 30 shrines, activated half the Towers in Hyrule and just... been loving every minute of it, the shrine system is great for me too, if I have 10 minutes to play I can focus on either just getting to a shrine and then the next time I have I can go in and complete the shrine.

    System is beautiful too, just have Zelda, Fast RMX and the demos of Snipperclips and Splatoon but wow... I am impressed so far, from the quirky fun of Snipperclips to the beautiful visuals that Fast RMX offers both as a handheld and on the big screen.

    I put it like this... GTAV I purchased for the PS4 for 30e when the switch came out... I played it less than 20 mins, putting the cost per hour at 90e per hour of game, the Switch so far I've spent 415 euros on have almost 50 hours in total of playtime on the system so weirdly it's working out at around 8e per hour of actual entertainment.. shockingly low compared to just buying games on the PS4 that I find myself playing just the beginning of but can't commit the time to sit at the TV and play through.

    Here is hoping for a long and fruitful life for the Switch!

    on 27 March 2017

    < Ganoncrotch updated his status:

    Bought a Switch seeing that I think €400 is a fair price to play Breath of the Wild, if I happen to get any other piece of software I'll be chuffed but for that title alone the Switches asking price just wasn't going to hold me back.



    Also the first thing I had to do when I got it out of the box was taste the cart, god fucking damn that tastes horrible. But awesome work Nintendo thinking of such a unique way to make people fear pre owned games... would you like a pre licked copy of Zelda?



    http://i.imgur.com/i9LooTo.jpg

    Bruhh, I got a Wii U for 200 euro 3 years ago and now playin botw as well, looks amazing

    on 11 March 2017

    Was playing it today for about 3 hours sitting at the side of a local canal enjoying the sun outside and the beautiful BOTW, I guess... you could do that with a generator as long as you had the Wii-U console sat next to you. But... really I think the Switch is well worth the asking price.

    As long as a handful of software comes to it, I'll be happy with my early adoption of it.

    on 11 March 2017

    I'll be getting the switch eventually, probably by next year when games like Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade 2 are out, but it'd be crazy to buy one now just to play 1 game I already have a console for.

    on 12 March 2017

    True enough but I could go into my logic for buying it at launch if you wanted, it's not the longest of tales.

    Basically myself and a rather large number of mates of mine all did not buy a Wii-U at launch, at the point where that platform had to be honest... really great Third party support, Batman, Mass Effect, Tekken, Assassins Creed, etc, but none of us both it then, As Nintendo started to produce some actual decent reasons to buy a Wii-U in the first party line a couple of friends started to buy the system, but by the time everyone of them (bar myself) had bought it, the 3rd party support had effectively dried up completely and all that remained was the (rather great) first party stuff.

    Now with the Switch I didn't want that situation to happen again, so from the get go All of us baring 1 have picked up the machine with Zelda at launch to show support for it from the start sort of in a "I'll do my part" to support it and then put faith that games will come later, rather than be a part of the group of people who hopes that others buy it and hopes it becomes a success on the backs of those willing to put faith in Nintendo to deliver.

    It cost me €420 so far and as someone who has never owned a Wii-U I'm looking forwards to getting my hands on Mario Kart 8 deluxe next month and hopefully any other ports of games from the system I skipped which come to the Switch. But yeah... you could be right, it would be nuts to sink cash into a system if you are getting nothing out of it but for me I think jumping on board and trying to support a machine after it has effectively failed as people did buying the Wii-U in its later years of life... that is the real madness.

    on 12 March 2017

    Yeah if you didnt have a Wii U I think its worth it with Zeruda and MK8 next month, still if u find a Wii U cheap u should get it, some games wont likely get ports like Bayo 2 and W101, which is my fave game on the system. I hope those games get sequels, then it's instabuy for me. Enjoy your Switch!

    on 12 March 2017

    < Pemalite posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Just realised. The 4Gb single channel DDR2 800mhz memory in my Core 2 rig scores higher than yours. (7.2 vs 7.1)



    The cache on the Q9650 must really help.



    Sadly. Ram can't be upgraded due to the nVidia 630i chipset.

    Yeah that was why I said that the amount of ram wasn't what was giving the score at all since I have 16GB of it in dual channel setup, just down to a limitation of the memory really.

    Still though having 16gb means that I don't have to keep a swap file on my SSD since even on my most ADHD of days I would be hard pressed to go anywhere close to using half that RAM during my day to day use, but like I said for work VMWare can eat that up handily enough to create a network for me to mess around with.

    I mean that's why I said I wouldn't really go for upgrading the processor in my current machine again, while it's good for what I do with it the major bottle neck which has to be taken care of is the fact that the core of the PC is a 2005 piece of hardware which yeah... it's a decade old, holds up rather well with the bits of life support I've given it like the nice cosair PSU to power the 760 and gift me overclock voltage for the machine, but really the next thing which will be going into my case here will be a new motherboard and processor I think.

    Have a few k in completely disposable cash right now though, and I'm trying to weigh up if I want to either use it on traveling, a PC or just hang onto it and keep saving for the down payment on a house.

    on 17 February 2017

    Yeah. VM is a memory hog.

    Still. You would think with you running in dual-channel memory and me in single channel memory and with you having 4x the amount of DRAM, you should be able to get a higher score than I do on that test. :P


    For the majority of tasks there is not much of a perceivable difference between the Core 2 Quad and my 3930K, it's only demanding things that it starts to show it's limitations in.
    My 3930K overclocked to 5ghz is able to outbench Intels $1000 i7 6850K Hex core at stock too and give the 8-core 6900K a run for it's money, so it's not like there isn't a big difference there.

    But for most games, facebook, email... The Q9650 is enough to be honest.

    So unless you need more performance today, I would keep saving for a house, some things in life should be prioritised. :P

    on 18 February 2017

    Hey man, how's life?

    Honestly?

    Pretty terrible, today is the 1 month anniversary of my partner of 9 years (wife for 6) cheating on me and us separating,

    On moving my belongings back to my family home and loading them unto the attic here i absentminsedky was using a kadder and managed to catch 6 fingers in between metal as I closed it down, 7 hours in A&E and I now look like Im giving "live long and prospers" to all but the reality is my mind wants to kill the majority of people I walk passed on the street, which.. yeah

    I'm goimg to counselling over it all because aye, my mind is in a worst state than my broken hands,

    Oh yeah! and my former kandlord is a stupid old lady bag who wants to retain our deposit based on a pair of dirty curtains and a sink that wasn't old lady clean levels and is saying she wont give a reference if we dont agree, got her to shift the back and forts into email at least which while sore for me to type I have proof that she is 100% in the wrong,

    That isn't even about the cash... both myself and my now Ex are not badly off with separate healthy finances, but Im just sick of things pushing now and want to push back and say fucking no.

    This should probably be a pm rather than a wall post but yeah.. this is obvoiously why Im posting less on here, broken heart and broken hands.

    - Vince

    on 10 February 2017

    I'm going to send you a PM.

    on 10 February 2017

    Sure thing mate, just going for food now but I'll check it out whne I'm back!

    on 10 February 2017

    Sure thing mate, just going for food now but I'll check it out whne I'm back!

    on 10 February 2017

    That's pretty harsh man. Hope you can get past all this. I wish I had some advice.

    on 12 February 2017

    Thanks Coktoe, appreciate it really.

    To be honest I'm past the worst of it now that I'm free from a relationship based on lies there, that was the worst place I had ever been, from the point where my common sense knew that there was lies in the house up until the point where I got the proof that she fucked a guy I got maybe... 2 hours of sleep at most per night, couldn't eat... couldn't think about anything else.

    The thing is she started having arguments with me about trust issues that I had, that I should have trusted her more and every time I asked her any questions about things it was the basis for another argument which really had no right to exist, if that makes sense.

    But yeah, while now I am sorting myself out and getting my life (and fingers) back on the right track the main thing is I'm not tied onto a lying cheating partner now so I'm in infinitely a better place now than when I was with her.

    Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt like fuck at times to think about it (given that I took the ultimate step of distrusting her and left a device in the house to record audio when I went to work, so yeah.. got to hear the lovely sound of my wife inviting another man into our home, that is going to take a long time to be able to forget hearing her voice that day) Still... at least now I know, if I hadn't found out there I would have been in such a worse place and would well have not found out about it.

    It's like there has been a death in the family though, my Nephew is 10 years old, telling him that he no longer has an Aunt was strange since she has been here his whole life, was strange, my mother losing her daughter has hurt a fair bit too, which of course having someone hurt my other members of the family makes me resent my wife even more than just having hurt me.

    on 12 February 2017

    Well, it sounds like you're on the right track to recovery. I'm going to say this as well, and please forgive me if I'm overstepping my bounds. It's probably good that you had misgivings to your relationship prior to it's ultimate outcome. While much less involved and intimate, I've been there myself, and found that the tempering of expectation helped me get past a similar event. Regarding the landlord situation from your prior post: Do you have a governing body ( rentalsman ) in Ireland that can mediate and judge on such disputes? I would assume (hope) that you do. I know it can be hassle, and sometimes just taking the kick to the balls is easier, but look into it if you feel it's worth it.

    on 13 February 2017

    Yeah completely Coktoe with regards the way the marriage had started to go, every normal thing was the attempt at a start of an argument about trust just to try to prevent me being able to ask anything about some of the strange things she was doing.

    In terms of recovery like, for me I wasn't just sad that I had lost my loving caring wife (which she really was for many years) but more a case of coming to the realization that the loving caring wife in my head would not have been capable of doing such a thing to me, so as such part of the image I had of her in my head... was really only ever in there, the reality of it was she was just a completely normal human being capable of being a dickhead to those around her just like everybody else.

    We have a tenancy board here alright which safeguards both tenants and landlords, the thing is right now I've got 350 of the 500 deposit which I'm perfectly fine with, but the way in which she asked us to vacate the property at the end of our leash could potentially end up being illegal if she ends up putting it back on the market for rent rather than for sale, so I'm just hanging back now to see what she does next with the property, if I see it going up for rent then I'm going to hit back, not for the 150euro but for compensation which could be anything up to a couple of thousand, so would rather just chill and wait for her to do that instead of going after just 150.

    Thanks for the bits of advice though, and even when you said "I wish I had some advice" sometimes just someone asking how stuff is, can be a great way to let a person spew out the shit going on inside their head... even if it goes nowhere beyond my wall here, it's still not inside my head anymore. (although that sounds like when I put something out I forget it lol, not quite that daft haha) but hope you get what I mean here. I appreciate the vgbanter.

    -Vince

    on 13 February 2017

    Oh wow, you've been through a lot recently. Hard to even imagine what dealing with all of that would have been like. Sounds like things are getting better from now on though at least.

    on 14 February 2017

    < Miguel_Zorro posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Thanks!

    < BasilZero posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Hey, why you left the discord server D:





    it says you left the server, you could have just logged off or closed browser tab (if you were using the browser)



    XD

    Did I ever mention hating discord yeah? I can just click that link again though and join if I'm feeling chatty some evening, I'll be honest mate, bit of a rough time here right now, I'm normally a lot less... "cutty" sounding but figured I could use a chat to some of the lads from here to cheer me up tonight.

    Thanks for it!

    on 05 January 2017

    No problem ;o!

    on 05 January 2017

    < BraLoD posted something on Ganoncrotch's wall:

    Hey, what was your PSN ID again?

    Feel free to add me as well if you want to, my is: BraLoD (yes, I know, quite the shock!)

    Read your damn wall!

    on 21 December 2016

    Ah just super busy with Christmas goings on BraLoD on pretty much every network I'm StormCloudLive psn, xbox live, NNID, I think it's Ganoncrotch on Steam actually but have about 20 games lol and not logged into it this year I think.

    on 21 December 2016

    'kay then, will add you later.

    on 21 December 2016

    < Ganoncrotch updated his status:

    Site remains broken on mobile devices going into 2017, Numbers so out of date and sporadically released they are not worth talking about.



    Man, it's actually tough to justify time spent on here right now.

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