The "Introduce yourself" thread

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by KSubzero1000 » July 10th, 2019, 5:30 pm

Hello Dyboyl (and everyone else, of course). Welcome to the forum! :)

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by ratsoalbion » July 10th, 2019, 5:36 pm

Welcome youngling!

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by clippa » July 10th, 2019, 6:55 pm

Welcome aboard!

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by Default » July 23rd, 2019, 11:39 am

Thanks for letting me in.
Thanks for the many hours of elaborate discourse delivered with enthusiasm, humour and detail (warranting the Patreon subscription. A bargain at the price)

An older gamer approaching 60. I stated with Pong in the 70's and still marvel, as I did then that i could influence what happens on a TV screen. Then arcade games at our local community centre in Liverpool, Space Invaders and Galaxian particularly.

A break to raise a child and work in education, which did involved a little Sinclair Spectrum gaming as we used that machine as a teaching tool.

A gaming resurgence for me in the 90s on getting a PC for work, and discovering Quake and Doom, Total Annihilation, Half-life, Deus Ex, Wolfenstien, Thief, Blade Runner, Arx Fatalis and many more.

Onto consoles with N64, Xbox and PS2 and subscription to Edge and Games tm fro the start.

And now. Well many years of Dark Souls, and now Sekiro. As a doddery oldster with slow reaction times and shaky hands (LOL), but determination I ploughed through DS 1. to the end (well sort of since I still haven't defeated Gwyn :)

I love the psychology and philosophy of gaming. The structure of the C&R podcast, and knowledge of the team is fantastic and I now look forward to engaging in discussions on this forum.

Thanks a million

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by ratsoalbion » July 23rd, 2019, 11:40 am

Welcome! Thank you for the kind words and the lovely introduction.

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by Michiel K » July 23rd, 2019, 12:15 pm

Welcome, Default. That’s wonderful feedback, especially from someone with such a long and respectable history with video games.

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by PallasRil » July 24th, 2019, 11:53 pm

I'm also an older gamer, sailing merrily into my mid-fifties. I came across Cane and Rinse a few years ago, and it very quickly became one of my favourite podcasts. Like Default, I also remember when Pong came out, and what a marvel it seemed at the time. I had a Colecovision back in the Eighties, but once I moved out and started working, I've managed to keep up with most of the consoles as they come out.

I recently started Destiny and am playing Detroit: Become Human, but have a backlog that I probably won't finish in this lifetime.

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by ratsoalbion » July 25th, 2019, 5:49 am

Welcome, and thanks for helping make me feel a little younger!

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by Default » July 27th, 2019, 9:01 pm

PallasRil wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 11:53 pm
I'm also an older gamer, sailing merrily into my mid-fifties.
Welcome.
I wonder what % of people our age still play games. IRL none of my mates play.
Do you think there's still a stigma about gaming for people of our generation?

At least I can enthuse about games with my son and step daughters boyfriend.

Has there been any discussion about older gamers on the podcast @ratsoalbion ?

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by ratsoalbion » July 27th, 2019, 9:07 pm

Every time me, Jay or Chris are on!

Well, it’s not really in our remit, but our ages obviously do have some relevance when we’re talking about our histories with particular games, or machines.

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by Rhaegyr » July 30th, 2019, 3:44 pm

Hi everyone,

Another long-time listener, first time poster. I’ve just posted a fairly ‘deep’ thread in the off-topic discussion so thought it’d be good to introduce myself and hopefully contribute to some of the discussion in the future.

32 y/o male from the UK who’s been playing since Christmas in the early 90’s when I opened my C64 with copies of Zamzara and Total Recall (both fairly naff from what I can remember). Ocarina of Time was ‘the game’ for me that made me seriously interested in what games could do and how they could make you feel. My mum still plays Mario/Sonic/Wonderboy/Aladdin regularly and my dad will have the odd blast on R-Type when he gets the urge so I think it was baked into my DNA a little.

My favourite games are pretty cliché – Ocarina of Time, Breath of the Wild, Metal Gear Solid, Super Metroid/Metroid Prime, Super Mario World/Galaxy/64/Odyssey, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, Resident Evil 4, Paper MKario: TTYD, Phantasy Star Online, Half-Life 2, Street Fighter, Banjo-Kazooie and Unreal Tournament. Anything by Nintendo or Platinum is usually an instant buy tbh. Used to be a massive SEGA fan (the Dreamcast is possibly my favourite console). My tiny claim to fame is that I used to play Unreal Tournament for the UK back in my teenage years at LAN’s – won a fair bit of decent PC kit playing Instagib CTF (reactions have completely gone now, though!).

I can’t remember who introduced me to this podcast years ago but I’ve been a massive fan ever since and it’s the only podcast I listen to – the presenters, format and length of discussion are all top-notch quality which I can’t really find anywhere else. The forum contributions are great and insightful too. Simply put it’s just consistently fun, thoughtful and interesting.

So - thanks for the years of entertainment and here’s to many more. Pleased to meet everyone!

PS. Any chance of a Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door podcast? >.<

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by KSubzero1000 » July 30th, 2019, 3:50 pm

Rhaegyr wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 3:44 pm
My favourite games are pretty cliché – Ocarina of Time, Breath of the Wild, Metal Gear Solid, Super Metroid/Metroid Prime, Super Mario World/Galaxy/64/Odyssey, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, Resident Evil 4, Paper MKario: TTYD, Phantasy Star Online, Half-Life 2, Street Fighter, Banjo-Kazooie and Unreal Tournament. Anything by Nintendo or Platinum is usually an instant buy tbh.
Great stuff. :thumbsup:

Welcome to the forum!

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by ratsoalbion » July 30th, 2019, 6:29 pm

We’d be unlikely to do a standalone Thousand Year Door show without covering the rest of the series, but all of the Paper Mario, and Mario & Luigi RPG games are on our big list.

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by PallasRil » August 5th, 2019, 12:13 am

Default wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 9:01 pm
PallasRil wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 11:53 pm
I'm also an older gamer, sailing merrily into my mid-fifties.
Welcome.
I wonder what % of people our age still play games. IRL none of my mates play.
Do you think there's still a stigma about gaming for people of our generation?
Well, speaking as a 54 year old Canadian, I can say there has always been a stigma with gaming, even going back to the arcade days of the Seventies and Eighties. Back then, arcades were seen as places where the long haired, pot smokers with Sabbath jean jackets hung out. In my social circle now, gaming is okay if it's on Facebook or your phone--Candy Crush or what have you--, but having a console and/or gaming PC and playing on it for any period of time raises a few eyebrows. Like isn't there something else you could be doing?

These attitudes didn't bother me back in Eighties when I was sinking quarters into Tempest machines and it doesn't bother me now. I don't drink, I don't do drugs, and my house is paid for. I think gaming is fine.

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by clippa » August 5th, 2019, 12:47 am

PallasRil wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 12:13 am
I don't drink, I don't do drugs, and my house is paid for. I think gaming is fine.
I think gaming is fine too.
My generation, baby, grew up with games and have kids now so I think there's far less of a stigma, but yeah, gaming was never seen as cool for a long time.

Depends what you're playing, I suppose, but it's a good pastime I think, better for your brain than just lounging in front of the telly, I'm sure.

My nephews mam and dad were at work and I was the best (free) babysitter available so he was introduced to gaming quite early, playing daft things on an ipad, playing with a 360 pad or sitting on my lap moving the mouse and doing the shooting while I worked the keys. If you're one of those weak, sickly boys that can't handle a low fov, like me, I do NOT recommend this, having to watch and concentrate and be in control while someone else is in charge of the camera and flicking it all over the place, I had to go and throw up in the toilet every so often.

He used to love playing games like serious sam 3 and cs:go like that. Found some nice pictures in my dropbox the other week, this one where I drew a smiley face on the wall with bullets and he copied, not bad for a first attempt - https://i.imgur.com/ERlFGJ1.jpg

I remember going "Oh, look, it's the elephant man!"
and he goes "that's not an elephant, it's a ghost in disguise" - https://i.imgur.com/CAZGejZ.jpg :lol:

My sister said one day "he goes out with his friends and plays football, but he's spending an awful lot of time playing on his pc. I don't want him to turn into a gaming nerd, like you, no offence. You know what I mean though?"

:lol: I suppose that's what I am now.
I was the same though, I was out and about as much as I played games, so long as you keep the balance, it's all good.

edit: Oh, I forgot to post this, a nostalgia hit for any speccyheads on the forum - https://i.imgur.com/Au4HuD4.jpg

I remember pressing the button and knocking the thing out of the port on the back one day and that would just brick your speccy. I came down in floods of tears, thinking my dad was gonna bray me but he was really nice about it and took me to this smelly place on an industrial estate where this hairy man fixed it in record time.

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by KSubzero1000 » August 5th, 2019, 3:57 am

PallasRil wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 12:13 am
having a console and/or gaming PC and playing on it for any period of time raises a few eyebrows. Like isn't there something else you could be doing?

These attitudes didn't bother me back in Eighties when I was sinking quarters into Tempest machines and it doesn't bother me now.
Well, you are certainly a more stoical person than me. These attitudes have always bothered me and they continue to do so. I think it's mostly because they're rooted in sheer ignorance - I would be a lot more accepting of them if people had some solid, evidence-backed reasoning to back them up. But folks casually declaring an entire medium that they don't understand and know very little about to be universally worthless can only be described as closed-mindedness in my book.

Although this type of mentality can be observed across all age groups regarding a wide variety of different topics, of course. Plenty of kids who think they're being edgy by dismissing anything that they can label as "old" and "stuffy".

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by Alex79uk » August 5th, 2019, 7:05 am

Yeah - it also really irks me when people say stuff like, "huh I'd love to have the time to play games but I don't" with that kind of smugness that people playing games are wasting time. They have time. They just choose to watch TV, go to the pub, watch sport etc. Of course you can do all of the above, but everyone has leisure time available to them and use it how they choose.

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by Caligulas Horse » August 5th, 2019, 2:32 pm

Almost certainly an age thing but this isn't an issue for me at all, I rarely come across any judgmental attitudes to games these days and in general it's just too inconsequential and silly for me to care if people think that way.

My typical encounter with that kind of tripe usually goes like this: An article about a Pokemon Go player will get posted and a bunch of Piers Morgans will comment with some variation of "he needs to stop playing video games and get laid!" it's hard to get annoyed by adults who still go on like the kid who swears he lost his virginity at Butlins over the summer.

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August 5th, 2019, 7:05 am
Yeah - it also really irks me when people say stuff like, "huh I'd love to have the time to play games but I don't" with that kind of smugness that people playing games are wasting time. They have time. They just choose to watch TV, go to the pub, watch sport etc. Of course you can do all of the above, but everyone has leisure time available to them and use it how they choose.
haha agreed but to be fair that isn't unique to games, I hear that about books, tv shows, exercise etc.

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by clippa » August 7th, 2019, 4:14 am

Caligulas Horse wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 2:32 pm
it's hard to get annoyed by adults who still go on like the kid who swears he lost his virginity at Butlins over the summer.
:lol: I used to get that "I haven't got the time" patter from certified gaming nerds on a forum I used to go to.
I'd post a 1cc or wax lyrical about spelunky or something and they'd be like "Mate, I haven't got the time for that sort of shite, I'm living my jetset lifestyle, yeah?" and then they'd go and post about how they'd finally collected all the bat eggs in their padded out 50 hour cowman/spiderboy single player campaign and how much closure it'd brang.

If you're time poor, arcade games and roguelites are much more respectful of your time and have a "pick up and play" and more importantly, a "drop at any point" ethos that is much more conducive to adult "I am a big man" hairychin playtime.

"Look mate, I just want to veg out on the sofa and watch the big AAA game with a beer in my hand and a pad in the other, alright? It's current, all my mates are playing it, it gives me something to talk about round the watercooler. It makes me feel like I exist." I could totally understand that, but of course nobody ever said anything of the sort. The stigma your core gamer fears the most is that they might not be hardcore. Absolutely fucking ridiculous.

I'd post about games like hack, slash, loot, a game that is pretty much just a fruit machine, you click and see how your luck pans out, essentially, they'd scoff at that and turn back to their smoke and mirrors.

I suppose that's the other side of the coin though.
Why can't people just like what they like and not have a complex about it? Why can't people like something and still feel free, uninvested enough to discuss it's failings at the same time?
Why won't you just hold me tight and kiss me hard on the mouth, goddammit?!

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Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Post by Hevi_Metaru » September 4th, 2019, 6:48 am

Default wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 11:39 am
Thanks for letting me in.
Thanks for the many hours of elaborate discourse delivered with enthusiasm, humour and detail (warranting the Patreon subscription. A bargain at the price)

An older gamer approaching 60. I stated with Pong in the 70's and still marvel, as I did then that i could influence what happens on a TV screen. Then arcade games at our local community centre in Liverpool, Space Invaders and Galaxian particularly.

A break to raise a child and work in education, which did involved a little Sinclair Spectrum gaming as we used that machine as a teaching tool.

A gaming resurgence for me in the 90s on getting a PC for work, and discovering Quake and Doom, Total Annihilation, Half-life, Deus Ex, Wolfenstien, Thief, Blade Runner, Arx Fatalis and many more.

Onto consoles with N64, Xbox and PS2 and subscription to Edge and Games tm fro the start.

And now. Well many years of Dark Souls, and now Sekiro. As a doddery oldster with slow reaction times and shaky hands (LOL), but determination I ploughed through DS 1. to the end (well sort of since I still haven't defeated Gwyn :)

I love the psychology and philosophy of gaming. The structure of the C&R podcast, and knowledge of the team is fantastic and I now look forward to engaging in discussions on this forum.

Thanks a million
Welcome to Cane and Rinse, Default! I hope you have a great time here and enjoy the fantastic community.

Total Annihilation is still one of the best RTS games I have ever played :) Glad you enjoyed it!

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