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  1. What I want from Fallout 4 is for it to capture that unique element of satisfaction that I got pottering around Fallout 3's Capital Wasteland listening to Three Dog talk about you on Galaxy News Radio. I enjoyed New Vegas, but it disappointed me that it didn't have that charm to it. From what I've seen of it already the UI looks kind of clunky and made more for consoles, and while the graphics are pretty similar to Skyrim's, that doesn't bother me. I'm not the type to pre-order games, but I think I'm just going to wait a little until bugs are fixed and mods are released so I can get the most out of my Fallout experience. The load times are apparently aren't great unless you're running it from an SSD, too. I'm looking forward to the improved gunplay, the longer storylines and such, but I reckon I'm going just to wait until the issues have been ironed out before I buy it. The whole idea of your character having a preset personality and voice when it come out of the vault is a bit disappointing too, I really enjoyed being able to have that immersion when playing Fallout, and I think it'll be broken when I have a voice. I just enjoyed the idea of it being basically you who was walking out of the vault, and you're able to act as you would've acted. I don't know, I suppose I'll have to check more gameplay of it to be sure on how I feel I guess.
  2. Okay, so is there away to have a shared data for both Linux and Windows? So my documents folder in Windows links to my documents folder in Linux, the same with my music folder and such, and they can be edited and added to by both OS'. If so, that'd make much simpler. There'd be no need for duplicate files or anything like that. My origninal plan was just have have them completely seperated, but if this exists that'd improve it massively.
  3. If you've dual booted linux before, I could do with a bit of advice on partitioning. I plan on installing windows 7 to the SSD first, partitioning around 20gb off on the SSD, then installing Linux Mint. The process I'm thinking of is to establish that 20gb as the root folder, then make a swap partition of around 8gb (I have 8gb of RAM) on my 2tb HDD. Then I'll have a large partition (maybe like 250gb?) on the HDD which I'll allocate for /home and that's where all my music and documents will be. This way I can have all my large files on my HDD and have the operating system and a bit of space for a few select programs on my SSD. Does that sound like a good idea? Another point, if it turns out I need more than 20gb on my SSD or 250gb on my HDD at some point, can I somehow edit that partition to make it bigger?
  4. Yeah, I've heard Mint used to be quite unreliable but in the last 2 or so years it's been improved massively. I'm still very new to Linux, I've only dabbled in Ubuntu before, really. I just went through a load of the different distros, checking what they looked like and how people reviewed them and such, and Linux Mint Cinnamon looks great, and is basically all I could've wished for. It's GUI is bloody lovely and smooth, unlike Ubuntu's which I could never really find all that appealing. Whist not bad, Ubuntu is not as customisable as Mint, and customisation is something I enjoy. I've heard Arch is very good, but you need to be fairly knowledgeable in Linux before dabbling in it, really. As a beginner, Mint seems like a nice middle ground for someone who's new but technologically minded and eager to learn the ins and outs of operating Linux.
  5. Figured we could use a computer thread, since I couldn't find an already existing one. What operating systems do you guys use? I use Windows 7 myself, but I'm planning on switching to a linux distro when I get my SSD. I ordered myself the Samsung 850 EVO 250gb SSD from Amazon the other day for £68. I was considering going for a cheaper one of a different brand, but I've heard the Samsung SSDs are pretty reliable, and it comes with a pretty satisfying 5 year warranty. I spent an extra fiver to get it directly from Amazon too, since their returns and customer service (while not amazing) can at least be counted on more than some foreign supplier. Once I get it, I'll be moving to Linux, but I don't know what distro yet. I've heard good things about Mint. Anyone got some advice for me here? Another thing, anyone dealt with the Samsung cloning software? I've heard a bit about it, but not all of it great.
  6. Yeah, exactly. THUG is probably my all-time favourite Tony Hawks game, but that might be because of nostalgia. I can't even remember how many times I've completed the storyline over the years, back on me ol' trusty gamecube. The the gameplay was smooth, the maps were great, and the missions system was satisfying, unlike in THUG2. THPS4 is probably my other favourite TH game, I get colossal nostalgia from the Alcatraz map on it.
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    Yeah, that's something I've wanted to do for a while, since it's been a long time and I wasn't aware of all the theological themes the book had the first time I read it. Joyce is keeping me really interested at the moment, though. Going through the Council of Elrond again keeps me from ever re-reading that one. The Council of Elrond isn't too bad, I read quite fast though so I guess I get through it quickly. You can always skim-read it or whatever, if it bores you. The Fellowship of the Ring has some great bits in it, like Tom Bombadil and the Barrow-Downs.
  8. This track cannot be played quietly and it's probably the only track that still sends shivers down my spine despite the fact I must've listened to it hundreds of times.
  9. which one is the heart attack special? I'd say all of them because of the sodium levels but maybe one is extra heart attacky lol. The heart attack special is as follows: Chicken tikka filling, lettuce, sweetcorn and cheese in toasted plain italian bread. That doesn't sound too unhealthy, right? Well, this is where reality tumbles apart and we are dragged, kicking and screaming, into the realm of insanity. When the slack-jawed sandwich-monkey asks "would you like any sauce?" I reply "Yes, an inhuman amount of both ketchup and barbecue sauce". They generally give me a bit of an odd look, but that's because they've never tasted the unholy glory of the heart attack special. If only you would all try it, you'd know. You'd all know. Anyway, it's probably for the best I rarely have them. I just decided to get one today to treat myself for having the willpower to leave my hovel and go into town for the first time in months.
  10. I went and got myself my trademark "heart-attack special" subway sandwich earlier today. The best thing about it is that for hours after eating it, every burp tastes exactly like the sandwich. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
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    I'm re-reading the Fellowship of the Ring and enjoying it thoroughly. That's the advantages of having an absolutely awful memory, I can re-read a book and still be surprised by the contents.
  12. The pressure got to me in the last stretch of my manual on Tony Hawks' Underground and I fell at around 1,800,000 points. Needless to say I ragequitted and had to have a little lay down after that.
  13. Some bloody good tracks there, comrade.
  14. The dystopian city ones are mainly done by dont-nod, and they were involved in the producation of the games "Remember Me" and "Life Is Strange." As for the diner at night, that one's Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, although you probably know that one. I can't find the name of the artist who did the train sation one, even with a reverse image search, but it's a very nice piece of art. As for the others, I'm not quite sure. you might be able to find the source with a reverse image search, though.
  15. I kind of enjoy having bleak, depressing scenes as my background. I have a few of derelict buildings rotting apart. At the risk of sounding like a pretentious twat, I find it a bit poetic. I'd post them, but I've gotta shoot now. See you around.
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