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  08:56:57  9 August 2018
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Tejas Stalker
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The NES Classic is so popular it outsold the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch in June
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/2/17642236/nes-classic-npd-sales-data-june-2018

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  19:10:08  28 October 2018
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Lord_Santa
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Red Dead Redemption 2 (or rather an alternative on how to play it, for people who prefer keyboard and mouse)

only thing I have to say about the game itself, thus far - is that playing in first person perspective; the introductory sequence (i.e. about the first 20 minutes of gameplay, or so) reminded me more of The Long Dark, than GTA V

apart from that, I just wanted to give a heads up to those curious about the game, but are unable to come to terms with a controller (fully understandable), that there is supposedly 'a device' available that let's you play any PS3/PS4/Xbox360/Xbox One game with your preferred PC keyboard/mouse -setup: XIM APEX

'trailer':
https://youtu.be/tOiRBqUMVVM

'quick start guide':

https://youtu.be/EBjKUyngL7k

home page:

https://xim.tech/

:edit:

now that I have spent quite some time with RDR 2 and have a few minutes to spare - I'll say that depending on your play-style, I suppose that it is possible to play this kind of how you'd play a GTA (3rd person, guns blazing) - but given the 'survival-aspects' of the game (you must eat/sleep, preferably bathe, etc.), coupled with the hunting and camping, not to mention the environments; I personally have spent about ten hours, or so - simply roaming about and trying out the various mechanics (First Person only) and I even enjoy the way that horses handle (i.e. 'realistic', when trying to push down a hillside, etc. - not to mention how many times my poor horse has been knocked over by my idiocy and I have had to spend valuable potions in order to 'revive' it)

it's not completely without its flaws, but this game does seem to deserve all the praise its getting, if you ask me.
  04:43:59  29 October 2018
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  11:50:03  29 October 2018
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I was hoping RDR2 would come to PC. Sadly not? I think we'd of heard something by now if it was. I've got a PS4 and an Xim Apex but the mouse movement is too slow for my liking so I'm going to sit this one out and wait until it's on sale in a year or so.
  11:58:34  2 November 2018
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Lord_Santa
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I was hoping RDR2 would come to PC. Sadly not? I think we'd of heard something by now if it was. I've got a PS4 and an Xim Apex but the mouse movement is too slow for my liking so I'm going to sit this one out and wait until it's on sale in a year or so.
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that's a shame (about the Xim Apex) - fortunately I've learned how to play with controller by now (First Person/Free Aim/Iron Sights/No Radar/Dynamic HUD - just what the doctor recommended)

https://youtu.be/N4Eo76rW1HI
  00:55:21  14 March 2019
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Three Mile Island
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A friend's kids (aged 11-15) are asking for a new gaming console (currently they have a PS3, I think). Which one would you recommend for children that age span?
  08:07:31  14 March 2019
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Lord_Santa
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A friend's kids (aged 11-15) are asking for a new gaming console (currently they have a PS3, I think). Which one would you recommend for children that age span?
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it (partly) depends on the parents' view on gaming and partly depends on the kids' preference in gaming

from what I have gathered (without children of my own that age), it seems as if though Fortnite per example, is 'more than just a game' - i.e. it seems to be the de facto place for 'teens/kids' to 'hang out'

Fortnite is available for all consoles (XboxOne/PS4/Nintendo Switch) - the issue being that the Nintendo Switch isn't as powerful as the other consoles, nor a PC and as such, even though you are able to 'cross-play' with PC and PS4/XboxOne (if you have a Nintendo Switch), due to the Switch's limitations, you are only able to play with others who are playing the game at 30FPS - and as such, when joining servers, there will be a harsher limit on those who have a Nintendo Switch

Rocket League is another excellent example of cross-platform gaming and a great example of an 'all age-limits' kinda game - the game itself being football (soccer) with cars, basically - fast-paced and fun (IMO)

Nintendo has 'always' been the go-to company when it comes to kids, but given the current landscape in gaming and given the age of the 'kids' in question, perhaps a PS4 would be easier to recommend as it has a wide user-base, nice selection of peripherals (such as motion-controller/Virtual Reality and a few other gimmicks), a whole lot of games available cheap (due to having been on the market for quite some time) and you get free games (PS4/PSN (<-'N' = 'Network') as a subscription bonus every month - also you can install the various HBO/NetFlix/Whathaveyounot on the PS4 'without any hiccups'

XboxOneX has more power than the PS4Pro and the PS4Pro has more power than the PS4, etc. but if you ask me, a used PS4 (standard) and an external 2GB HDD (said HDD cost about 100€ in Sweden) would be quite a safe bet for kids going into their teens - the main costs will be the external HDD and an extra controller, but apart from that I believe that there's enough games aimed at their age-group to go around and they will still be able to join any Fortnite match, while at the same time parents can use the HBO/Netflix part of it and have the console itself act as a media-center

(do keep in mind that I do not own the XboxOne, but I do have six original Xbox's and have had 3 Xbox360's (I bought into XBox from launch 'til XboxOne) - I have absolutely nothing against the Xbox, nor Microsoft when it comes to consoles, but I find the XboxOne to be... the least interesting of the current bunch)
  12:57:11  14 March 2019
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Three Mile Island
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Thanks Santa,

I will have to ask what kind of games they're playing, but I've only heard about sports game so far. I think the console is meant as a gift for the youngest one (aged 11), but obviously the siblings will use it too.

Can you also play games from the existing PS3 on a PS4? Then they may not need the old PS3 console anymore, and can get some money from selling it. Speaking of which, is it worth it to buy a used console, or do used ones tend to have hardware problems?
  13:32:10  14 March 2019
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Lord_Santa
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Thanks Santa,

I will have to ask what kind of games they're playing, but I've only heard about sports game so far. I think the console is meant as a gift for the youngest one (aged 11), but obviously the siblings will use it too.

Can you also play games from the existing PS3 on a PS4? Then they may not need the old PS3 console anymore, and can get some money from selling it. Speaking of which, is it worth it to buy a used console, or do used ones tend to have hardware problems?
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unfortunately the PS4 is not backwards-compatible with the PS3, instead Sony has opted to allow users to pay for and sign up to a service called 'Playstation Now' (https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-now/) which gives access to a wide range of PS2, PS3 [and] PS4 titles (streaming service, so it does depend on your connection, as well) - which I personally find a bit... 'annoying', but I guess it's in vogue to stream these days

apart from that the PS4 and XBoxOne are basically the ones running the show and all 'major' titles will usually be available for both (there will of course be exclusives, as well) and as such I don't think there's going to be any issue in finding per example EA's latest sport -titles and such (the Playstation (online) Store is very easy to navigate with a huge selection of titles readily available, if one prefers not having phsyical copies)

I buy used consoles 99% of the time - the two Xbox 360's that I bought new in store both gave me RROD (Red Ring of Death), while the PS4 I have that I bought 'second-hand' a few years back is working perfectly fine

I've been told that some PS4's can seemingly have issues, but I've never experienced them myself and a friend of mine has his running basically 24/7 (he's a GTA V nut) without issues, but with that in mind; it's still always a gamble to buy used electronics, so it's a good thing to make sure everything seems legit beforehand

 

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