Community Talk 2016 – The Third

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Wow, this week has flown past faster than a block from Geoff when I send him pirate pics/slogans/phrases (try it, it is really fun!)

Not just the week, but the year in fact. While for some, 2016 was really a terrible year, for others, less so. I’ve had a pretty awesome 2016 up until Wednesday when crime struck, but all in all 2016 was pretty damn good for me.

Now, on to serious matters. To those of you who had a terrible 2016, I sincerely hope that 2017 will be your year of awesomeness. May you get all the WORKING day one games. May your preferred platform of choice NEVER give you issues. May you find many, many game specials/sales to your liking!

Over and above all this, I wish you all a very festive season, whatever you have planned. Drive save, act responsibly, we really want to see you again in 2017! And if you should find yourself without plans, or needing someone to talk to, remember we have a handy dandy Steam group where you can join in and chat and or game, or coordinate some console gaming.

Today’s topic (apart from mandatory cat j/gifs), is: How does your gaming schedule affect your holiday plans?

Looking forward to seeing you all in the next year!

Admiral Chief

[Ed’s note: And yes, with 81.3% of the pie, Admiral Chief is our final Batman of 2016]

Last Updated: January 4, 2017

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  • Admiral Chief

    EVO!

  • Admiral Chief
    • Lord Chaos

      Why does Batman have duckface?

      • Admiral Chief

        Because he is about to commit Murmaid Murder

        • Lord Chaos

          Don’t know why you’re proud of being Batman though, your only competition was the Porra…

          • Admiral Chief

            Darryn had a WWE article on Monday, so I’m damn proud of it (you have NO idea how much that crap contributes to his Batman status)

  • Captain JJ

    You have it the wrong way around:
    “How does the holiday schedule affect my gaming plans.”

    • Admiral Chief

      In that case, it totally messes with it, right?

      • Captain JJ

        Hell yes.
        But I only have plans for two days. So it doesn’t affect me TOO much 😀

  • Admiral Chief

    Special shout out goes to HvR for pumping the comments to hit the 800 mark yesterday

  • Admiral Chief

    Who is getting what on the Steam sale?

    • R1ker

      At the moment it is only Doom that I am interested in.

    • Lord Chaos

      Unless there is something really good, nothing, my backlog is already big enough

      • Original Heretic

        Don’t need to know how big your log is.

        • Admiral Chief

          As long as it is not bigger that your log?

          • Original Heretic

            Don’t care about that, I’m totally happy with my log. I just don’t want to hear about another man’s log.

          • Admiral Chief

            Are we talking poop-log or pro-create-log?

          • Original Heretic

            Either or.

          • Lord Chaos

            It’s not even 9 yet and we’re already in the gutter.

          • Original Heretic

            I have a home in the gutter.

    • Ir0nseraph

      NO Steam for me but the PS4 xmas might make me grab the bioshock collection.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor
    • Lu

      Tales of Symphonia and/or Tales of Zesteria. As many final fantasy titles as I can afford. Think I need a JAY-ARR-Pee-Gee phase again.

  • Original Heretic

    Come Jan 16, I am on leave for a week. That’ll be for gaming and catching up on series!

    • Admiral Chief

      I come back on 16th Jan, only a few hours left for me

      • Original Heretic

        I’m on leave from the 9th only, but in that first week I’ve got my 2 year old to take care of.

        • Admiral Chief

          Oh fun, I remember those days. Mine is now old enough to take care of herself, so I just bark orders to keep her in line 😉

          • Original Heretic

            Seriously looking forward to it, I love spending time with my boy. He’s a little legend. We have awesome sword fights. Yesterday I bought a couple of knock off light sabers.

          • Captain JJ

            Just be sure to keep him away from the younglings with that saber. We know what happens.

          • Original Heretic

            Oh no worries, we make sure of that. He has a soft foam rubber sword as well that he CONSTANTLY carries around, so when he does go hitting with that, doesn’t hurt at all.
            If he doesn’t have that, he takes any longer object and THAT becomes his sword, be it a stick, a plastic rod, a ruler, etc.

          • miaau

            those space sword laser things? I have looked at them several times……

          • Original Heretic

            Yeah, they’re branded “Space Wars”. Blue one and a orange one. They don’t make the lightsaber sounds, but when you clash them, they emit little explosion sounds.
            Only R150 at CNA.

        • Ir0nseraph

          Me too but only 6 months old then, so working through till then, at least he sleeps so some gaming will be done 🙂

  • R1ker
    • Captain JJ

      Meh

    • Original Heretic

      Prefer The Stig to The American.

      • Dutch Matrix

        Who cares. They all look like someone’s ugly aunts…

        • Original Heretic

          Don’t care how they look, I listen to what they say.

      • Clarkson and the team have stated though that they were contractually bound to bring aboard Mike Skinner as The American. Makes sense. Amazon Prime is primarily a US service after all.

  • Hammersteyn

    No holiday, so except for a braai or two it’s gaming as usual

    • Captain JJ

      Same here man.

      • Lord Chaos

        Same

        • Hammersteyn

          o/

    • Dresden

      Sounds about right.

    • Ir0nseraph

      Yip something like that, just less gaming for me, this weekend off to the family no PS4 can travel with me 🙁

      • Hammersteyn

        I would’ve to, if I had a family…….. Time to flip through the Russian bride catalogue again

        • Ir0nseraph

          XD

  • Lu

    Have to save my leave, so no holiday for me. Also in one of those “bored of everything” moods, so I’ll spend maybe an hour a day gaming

  • Admiral Chief
  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    @Admiral_Chief:disqus is Batman!

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/N8ZzNwOYzNs/hqdefault.jpg

  • Hope y’all have an awesome holiday… I wonder if any suckers are also working next week like myself?

    • Hammersteyn

      ME! hahahahaha
      *Cries

      • Wow so everyone here today is working next week… we’re all idiots

        • Original Heretic

          But we have jobs, so that’s a good thing.

          • Lu

            Nope he died

          • Lord Chaos

            HAHA

          • Lu

            We were forced to watch the steve jobs movie at work (the marketing lady had a stiffy for him), and no one appreciated when I said “spoiler: he dies!”

          • miaau

            Um. I cannot understand watching that movie at work for any reason. Maybe I just do not understand your company or industry or something.

            Did she want you all to learn something about being clever in business from the movie?

          • Lu

            I think it was meant to be educational or inspiring. Not sure – I fail to understand the right brainers. But all I learned is that Steve Jobs was a douchebag. Forgot to mention it was my previous place of work.

        • Captain JJ

          Yes we are XD
          *cries*

        • Hammersteyn

          Yes we are

        • miaau

          I like to think I sacrifice now for the future

    • Dutch Matrix

      Oh you and I can start the sucker club. You be head sucker and I’ll be second sucker!

      • Lu

        That’s what she said!

        • Original Heretic

          Wishful thinking?

          • Lu

            Nah. Wishful thinking is for the naive

      • Lord Chaos

        O_o

      • Admiral Chief

        You want to suck second?

        Nee ou

        • Dutch Matrix

          Ek kom altyd tweede. O nee wag. Ek doen nie! Daarom dat as dit kom by Olympic brand kondome, vra sy ek moet Silver dra…

    • Lu

      Even me. fml

    • Original Heretic

      This question deserves a Shatner answer…

      I will be working.

      • Lu

        You mean: I. Wil be. Working.

        • Original Heretic

          I had really really big spaces that Disqus simply discarded. I looked good initially.

          • Lu

            Hahaha some html text boxes strip standard spaces. So understandable.

          • Lord Chaos

            Typical man, overreacting to how big things are. 😛

          • Lu

            Hence why women can’t park. Guys keep telling them 15 cm is 12″

          • Original Heretic

            That’s a woman response.

            Thanks for that Lady Chaos.

          • Lord Chaos

            Or a comfortable man

          • Original Heretic

            Ha! Is that what they call it these days?

      • Original Heretic

        The hell?!? All the spaces went away!

    • Captain JJ

      Me too

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Hope you and your family have an awesome Xmas and New Year Gav.

    • miaau

      from home, yeah a bit. Developing some software, would like to have in place soon.

  • Lu

    Typical. Only read the full article now and found out there’s a Lagz steam group. Joined!

  • Dutch Matrix
    • Lu

      Haha I’d rather romance Garrus……

      • Dutch Matrix

        Wuss!

        • Lu

          Meh. I dig how if you don’t romance garrus or tali they end up hooking up

          • Dutch Matrix

            Romancing Garrus is stupid. You cannot even kiss the guy!

          • miaau

            you do in ME1 looks a bit weird

          • Lu

            I tend to make the boring choices for my shepards. Ashley and Miranda. This playthrough (my first femshep) I decided on Kaiden. Also first time in 7 playthroughs I let him live….

          • Dutch Matrix

            Romancing men makes me feel uncomfortable.

          • Captain JJ

            Imagine how it makes them feel.

          • miaau

            yes….. me too.

            Femshep = romance Liara, simple.

          • Lu

            Meh I’m not bothered. It’s not like its real

          • miaau

            Ah, so you can more easily separate yourself from the character of the TV show and stuff.

            I can tell you, from comments over the years on this Forum, Dutch and I cannot, it feels more personal for us.

          • Lu

            No quite the opposite. I live in the character. But as that character would be, were I that person. Real me wouldn’t kiss a dude, but were I a woman, chances are I would. I can’t play evil either, but I had a ton of fun with my renegade playthroughs, because renegade and evil aren’t the same. Like I would in real life like nothing more than to shoot someone in the foot that annoys me :D.

    • miaau

      Yeah, but behind those eyes is a brain, that houses a personality, that holds grudges, that likes to “settle” things

      Marry her and come home to find the house on fire cause you forgot to take out the trash once.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Hit the road, Jack!

  • Lu

    Ooh Lagz needs an Aquaman of the week. LIke someone who’s actually awesome but no one wants to be.

    • Dutch Matrix

      That would be me!

      • Lord Chaos

        You missed the part where he said: “someone who’s actually awesome”, didn’t you?

        • Dutch Matrix

          Look. I am awesome. I just kept myself from brutally killing a co-worker that tried to paw their half baked work off on me. So yeah.

          • miaau

            well done!

            with a deep breathe I hope

          • Dutch Matrix

            With my anxiety being what it is, I cannot have stupid stuff like this to deal with. So I was firm yet resolute.
            It did take me a good hour or so to calm down…

          • miaau

            Seriously, look at that mindfulness stuff I mentioned before.

    • Captain JJ

      Where is Cabbage anyway? 😛

      • Admiral Chief

        Somewhere in outside in the sun, it is not pretty…

        • Captain JJ

          What is this “outside” you speak of? Skyrim?

          • Lu

            That horrid place we have to go to buy doritos and coke

          • Admiral Chief

            What else? There is only Skyrim

          • Dutch Matrix

            Skyrim… It brings tears of joy to my torrid heart when a dragon swoops down and tries his freeze breath on me. And my Nord is like “Bite Me! Frost resistant from my Nordish blood!” And said dragon then bites me in half…

          • Captain JJ

            XD
            I’m playing a mod where you battle legendary heroes. There’s an ancient Dragonborn that you need to fight. That bastard is tough. I die every time.

  • Yondaime

    My Gaming Schedule is my holiday plan!!

  • Hammersteyn

    100!

  • Dutch Matrix
  • VampyreSquirrel

    Sup Lazzy people!

    Gaming IS my holiday plan.

    • Captain JJ

      You know what’s up.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Tmi JJ… TMI!

        • Captain JJ

          LOL

    • Lord Chaos

      O, Hi.. I guess

  • VampyreSquirrel

    I had my best ever match with WidowMaker in Overwatch last night…

    I played random xmas thingy, started as Widowmaker, ended as Widowmaker… no deaths, and 22 kills.

    • Admiral Chief

      Lol nice, I tried about 8 games last night, not one win, random.org was not in my favour.

      No one chooses healer, so guess who picks up the slack. Getting medals for most kills and healing should not happen

      • VampyreSquirrel

        I’m only playing the random games… I got 5 wins in 8 games last night

        • Admiral Chief

          I normally get high wins there as well, but the randoms were terrible
          One match was 2x Ana, 2x Mercy, Mei, and Genji

          • VampyreSquirrel

            lol

          • Admiral Chief

            OR, 3x Zarya’s with Reaper and 2x Tracers

            I can go on and on, pathetic random matches

      • VampyreSquirrel

        The one game we lost we ended up against 3 Reinhardt, 2 D-Va and a Mercy.

        Another one in kings row was defence against 3 Trollbjorn, a Bastion and a Reinhardt.

  • miaau

    Would like to find a game my 3 year old wants to play a bit.

    Maybe Sleeping dogs, just make Lei walk around a bit or something like that. Zoo Tycoon? She loves animals, but….

    She is extremely intelligent (cause I SAID so) but has not much interest in stuff like that. We know plenty of other 3 year olds that love Frozen or Paw Patrol or whatever. Not my kid, oh no. She listens to music and is moody. Like a teenager. My wife says threenager.

    So, what Xbox One games (even if I must buy) is cool for my little one of 3 (been 3 a month)? I looked at Lego game with pieces, like Disney Infinity, not sure she will appreciate that. Maybe she will? We build a lot of Lego in real life

    • Captain JJ

      Minecraft?

      • miaau

        she is 3. Not sure….

        Will try. She wants to play a bit of Sleeping Dogs, but she wants to drive not walk. She keeps making VRoom vroom noises if she sees it on and paused.

        BUT, the patience to learn to drive…… even a virtual car.

        • Admiral Chief

          Dude, she is 3, no need to rush it hehe

          • miaau

            Yeah, I know. But Daddy wants to…..

            also, she is trying to take the controller when I drive in Sleeping Dogs. She seems to like that. But then, trying to get her to actually go forward or turn….

            So, it seems she wants to play around a bit.

          • Admiral Chief

            Training levels in games, let her play around there

    • Lu

      Or just anything from the lego series

      • Captain JJ

        The Marvel Heroes Lego was nice with the whole open world thing to explore.

        • Lu

          Yeah I love it, except the races are impossible

          • Captain JJ

            I think I did one race, and then gave up.

          • Lu

            Pretty much my experience

          • Captain JJ

            It’s also Local Co-op, so that could work for mister Miaau

          • Lu

            Yeah that’s a great way to spend time together

      • miaau

        Trick is to get her to interact. She plays with lego men, sort of like action figures / dolls

    • Dutch Matrix

      Grand Theft Auto V. The Trevor missions.

      *Excerpt from ‘How to parent poorly’ by Dutch Matrix.

      • miaau

        Yeah, thanks, that sounds cool.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Disney Infinity has been cancelled, so no more content for that game.

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Lego Dimensions is expensive as an initial setup, and then the packs are expensive too.

      I don’t know of any games that are appropriate, or playable for that matter, for a 3 year old.

  • Mandatory Hello

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Mandatory hello back

    • Dresden

      Reciprocatory hello

    • Admiral Chief

      Overwatch “Hello!”

  • Lord Chaos

    Only 161? what’s wrong with you people?

    • Dresden

      Too tired to comment!
      *goes off to make yet another cup of coffee…

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Work… some of us are working.

      • Lord Chaos

        Lies!!

        • VampyreSquirrel

          Lol I got back at my office at 9:30 from a client, I’m working on backups and I’m logging 6 switches with HPE… what have you done today?

          • Lord Chaos

            Made a few comments here and have been reading cnn and gizmodo…

          • Admiral Chief

            I watched a few Youtubes and my work has been done since 10h00

          • Dresden

            Stop making the rest of us look bad!

      • Dresden

        Yes… we are all very busy with “WORK”…

        • VampyreSquirrel

          See below response to Chaos.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor
  • Admiral Chief

    So, I wish you all a very merry Christmas, and I’ll see you in 3 weeks!

    Adios!

    • Admiral Chief

      Oh, hit me up on Steam or BattleNet or whatnot for some games

      • Captain JJ

        No! 😀
        Okay Admiral. Baai o

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    But what if your holiday plans and your gaming schedule are one and the same!!!?

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/64/8a/a6/648aa6613352f2da3f0669fc79262cec.jpg

    • Captain JJ

      Then you’re winning.

      • Captain JJ

        Except with that pic you are losing.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    It’s time to party!
    http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/2192630/84271051.gif

    Happy and safe holidays everyone.

    • Dresden

      Lucky bastard! I still have 6 hours to go.
      Happy holidays for you as well!

  • Original Heretic

    Merry Xmas to all! Time to piss off away from work and enjoy a lekker long weekend.

  • R1ker
  • VampyreSquirrel

    Merry Xmas from the on leave Squirrel!

  • Xmas and what not

  • Lu

    Merry Christmas LagZ peeps. See you creatures in the new year!

  • ???

    ????????????????

  • Mark Treloar

    So Star Citizen has changed game engines. To infinity and beyond?

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