TOPIC: Gamer Dads

Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25097

Are there any gamer dads on here? I have always had a healthy interest in consoles, computers etc, since getting a ZX Spectrum (48k) when I was about 12. Since then my interest has never faded, only my free time since settling down!

A few years ago I bought a PS3 and love it to bits. It's perfect for when I get no say on what to watch on the tele. I can leave the girls to their cookery programs and reality rubbish and lose myself in some Call Of Duty in another room :)

I have a collection of retro consoles that I occasionally dig out. Pride of place is a Sega Dreamcast (remember them?!) and now and then my son will ask for us to play together on Pokemon Stadium on the Nintendo 64 :woohoo:

Anyway, if I'm not alone in this passion, then let me know. I always love a good gamers debate!

N.D.

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25108

My son bought a PS3 with his christmas money and put it in his bedroom - not sure I have even seen it working!!!

I played Halo against them recently but couldn't even get close to them - I think my gaming days finished with Manic Miner!!!

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25127

Nice one basszebra. I am utterly pants at multiplayer. Consider me the noob that gets killed an awful lot! What I really enjoy is team work in games! I'll look you up.

N.D.

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25128

Super Mario wrote: My son bought a PS3 with his christmas money and put it in his bedroom - not sure I have even seen it working!!!

I played Halo against them recently but couldn't even get close to them - I think my gaming days finished with Manic Miner!!!


Just loved reading that :)

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25204

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Mine finished with lemmings :)

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25220

Me me me! Although not had a good time of it of late Xbox packed up in Oct put it into get fixed cost £45 didnt play it for a bit played it at Christmas wrecked two discs then died after 30mins took it back to the shop it was repaired and explained situation so they take it back and say it'll cost an extra £10 to fix as it wasnt balled or something when they repaired it. Turns out now it cant be fixed so trundle along to the local pawn shop buy a 2nd hand on 2 weeks ago only to try and play new black ops game and it wont let me sign into xbox live as my hotmail acct has been hacked for spam so they have shut it all down awaiting them getting back to re-activate my acct. It's a pain in the arse as I cant even save progress playing on campaign as it keeps trying to sign me in.GGGGGGGRRRRRRRR :x

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25233

I know some people have had problems with the PS3 dying on them I'm not a heavy user either might play it for a few nights/hours then it wont be on again for months. New PS4/740 are going to be shit as well they wont allow you to use 2nd hand games etc

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25286

I can't get excited about these games - I am too slow too rubbish

I do dabble in a bit of online poker - joined one of the sites that gave away £12 when you register (didn't need to put my details in!!) and now have £85 - only play small stake tournaments

It certainly keeps me off the streets

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25440

Super Mario wrote: I can't get excited about these games - I am too slow too rubbish

I do dabble in a bit of online poker - joined one of the sites that gave away £12 when you register (didn't need to put my details in!!) and now have £85 - only play small stake tournaments

It certainly keeps me off the streets


I'm always wary of Poker Sites but signed up to Poker Stars, so I could play with pretend money. I didn't need to enter anything personal, so that was good. I'm no good at it, though :lol:

N.D.

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 3 months ago #25445

basszebra wrote: is anyone a pc gamer or knows lots about computers? iv got a hp ixtreme m3720, processor: intel core 2 quad q8300 @2.50ghz, ram:4gb. my computer rated my processor 7.3 so that'll do but the graphics card is absolute pants i think its a nvidia 7100, can anyone recommend a decent ugrade that'll enable me to play games like arma2 and eve online and should i double my ram and upgrade psu to 900w or something im looking for really good graphics and fps but i know absolutely nothing about computers, and can i fit these myself with youtube guides or is pc world a better option.


Those specs are pretty good and you're right, it's just your video card that needs improving. Mine is a Nvidia GT210 and is very, very basic. I'd like to upgrade mine in the near future as I'd love to play PSO 2, later this year.

I've done a bit of a look around and the following looks pretty good and for a modest price, too. The review was last summer but it should fit your bill and play new games, too. However, I am no expert and thoroughly recommend that you perform your own research, too!

www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-radeon-6870-review

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 2 months ago #26092

With regard to graphics cards I was told that ones with dedicated graphics are the best as they don't use up RAM

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Re: Gamer Dads 6 years 2 months ago #26241

p.c gamer here BHD OR MWF
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