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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Funar, 24 Sep 2015.

  1. Funar

    Funar Semi-Regular Gamer

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    Hello guys. Oh boy, 150 words correctly punctuated. I'll try!

    I am Funar from another PS site that I won't post about unless asked, but Plaxi, Jenxy and Wilks know a good few of us. I am twice the legal age required to be here, just this year actually. My wife is a non-non-non-gamer and I have 5 kids between 18 and 23, 3 at uni at the moment. I'm an electronics/firmware kind of engineer for the past 29 years.

    My route to gaming was a bit like this. ZX81, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Atari ST, PS1, Xbox, PS2, Xbox360, PS3, PS4 with a few gamecubes, N64s, and a boxy one I can't even remember the name of. A bit of a mix. I play a few games on the PC but not many. I think I still have all of these mentioned except the Beeb, which I bitterly regret selling.

    I signed up mainly because some of you folk are going the EGX Birmingham and I hope to see you there. Our group has been meeting annually since 2008 I guess.

    Thanks for having me!
     
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  2. DrewePeacock

    DrewePeacock May contain sarcasm
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    Welcome to SNR @Funar! Pull up a chair and have a rest mate. :)
     
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  3. Plaxinator

    Plaxinator Wino extraordinaire
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    Hey Funar, welcome to the site!
     
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  4. Funar

    Funar Semi-Regular Gamer

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    Thanks everybody :)

    I forgot to mention what games I like. Quite fond of driving games. Our community grew up from the original, and best, Motorstorm and we loved Burnout Paradise. I have put more hours into CoD than any other game (TDM mainly) but I think you people are more into BF. I tried it, I tried many of them, but the camera motion makes me feel ill, just like being car sick.

    I like puzzles and the short PSN+ type games as they suit my short attention span. I like things that you can have a quick go at for a 5 min game and then play over and over again. I don't tend to like games that you have to invest huge chunks of time. The look and feel of a game is Important to me and a good example would be Journey.
     
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  5. Plaxinator

    Plaxinator Wino extraordinaire
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    Burnout Paradise was a big hit here.
    Do you have Driveclub?
     
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  6. Slaine

    Slaine Serious Gamer
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    Hi @Funar and welcome to the Seniors. Hope some the guys do catch you at EGX. Not me though. I'm skint.:(

    Stick around here my friend and post a bit. You can never have too many friends.:thumbup:
     
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  7. Martok

    Martok Board Game Addict
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    Welcome, @Funar :wave:

    You're welcome to mention the gaming community you are fun - some folks may want to pop overall and have a look. Who knows, we may have some meet-ups on particular games too. :)
     
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  8. Funar

    Funar Semi-Regular Gamer

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    No probs Kev, will do ;). I was a pretty active member of ACOG for a while but it's not easy being in multiple sites. This does feel comfy though. I'm totally skint as well I have to say. This is a buy now pay later trip :).

    Yeah Plaxi I do indeed have Driveclub. I bought it at launch even though it was supposed to be free to Plus members. I'm a big fan of Plus by the way. Driveclub never really took off like it should have. Mostly because people were into other games at the time. And online wasn't quite good enough. We may come back to it though but this Destiny thing is refusing to die.

    Cheers Martok. It's just PSL by the way.
     
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  9. Pernarcale

    Pernarcale I'm proudly me!
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    Hello @Funar and welcome to Senior Gamers!
     
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  10. IamNumber6

    IamNumber6 It's not me, it's my brain!
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    Greetings @Funar , welcome to Senior Gamers.
     
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  11. ColSonders

    ColSonders A.W.O.L.
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    Hey Funar, good to see you got your intro post up and reasonably coherent ;)

    I think we should have a Burnout Paradise night where we can get together and **** about.
     
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  12. Funar

    Funar Semi-Regular Gamer

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    Too right Colonel! I'm up for that before they retire the damn servers. One of the best social games ever doing races and silly but seriously fun challenges. I'd say we would have no problem at all getting a full room.

    Thanks for the warm welcome by all.
     
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  13. zoob

    zoob I fight for the Users!
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    Hola & hearing you re: puzzle games & short blasts.

    So we keep talking about a Paradise meet, when is it going to happen? :)
     
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  14. Funar

    Funar Semi-Regular Gamer

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    Hey zoob! Thomas Was Alone is a cracking little game. Also Limbo.

    Not a great weekend for me with the trip to Birmingham but for me the perfect night in Paradise City is a Friday night, kicking back with a load to drink. Sad, but I do like not going out and having my Friday Night Beers games :D
     
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  15. zoob

    zoob I fight for the Users!
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    Yes, Thomas was Alone is amazing, as is Limbo - finished the first, think I got stuck towards the end of the latter.

    Well perhaps we could pencil in next Friday?

    See how everybody is placed next week.
     
  16. Funar

    Funar Semi-Regular Gamer

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    That would work for me :thumbup:
     
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  17. HERMAN_JELMET

    HERMAN_JELMET Meatbag
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    Welcome dude, You spelt fubar wrong ;)
    I started out on an Acorn Electron back In '85
    I remember me and my brother hacking certain games and changing the number of lives you start with and such, we called ourselves 'Gilligans mineshaft' (can't remember why)
    Anyway, Have butcher's around and see what were about :)
     
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  18. Funar

    Funar Semi-Regular Gamer

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    :D. Will do Herman, cheers mate.
     
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  19. Tktonny

    Tktonny Regular Gamer
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    Hi @Funar welcome to SNR. Hope to catch some Friday night drink game time with you at some point. I enjoy a Stella or 6 and progressively worse gaming on a Friday or Saturday.
     
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  20. Pafkes

    Pafkes Wait for it
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    Welcome @Funar ! I would recommend 6 Duvel's over 6 Stella's.
     
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