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How Does Snow Affect Your Gaming?

I, for one, live in NYC, and I grow tired of this white precipitation falling from the sky known as snow. Yes it is all pretty when it first hits the ground, and you may even get to stay home from school or work, but someone has to shovel this crap! The snow has done nothing but hinder my gaming!

Here is what the snow did for me:

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Kran4930d ago

1. I can not leave my house to pick up any new releases but get to look out my window at pretty snow. - Im sure you could managed a few extra days without it.
2. I have to spend a couple of hours shoveling snow, reducing my overall gaming time. - How many hours do you play a day? 20 out of 24?
3. Recovering from shoveling has left me in a state of exhaustion that leaves me with no desire to play anything except a rousing game of take a nap. - You dont have to play games ALLLLLL the time you know.
4. Luckily my internet has held firm, but I have heard stories from friends that their internet has slowed or stopped working all together. - Play single player games while you wait for your internet to speed up.
5. The snow has increased my overall World of Warcraft time, leaving me with an alt character that has grown nicely, but other games neglected. - And the problem with that is.....

I sound harsh, I know, but seriously. It's snow. Go out with your friends and have a snowball fight or something. EXCERSISE!

gillri4930d ago

we had big snow in the UK over December to

HarryMonogenis4930d ago

"Recovering from shoveling has left me in a state of exhaustion that leaves me with no desire to play anything except a rousing game of take a nap."

If this is true, you really need to exercise more.

PimpHandHappy4930d ago

ok so let me ask you... have you ever seen 2 feet of snow? Have you ever shoveled 2 feet of snow?

a pro athlete would be pooped after 2 hours of lifting a 20 pound shovel filled with snow 2000 times

dkblackhawk504930d ago

It takes out the damn power...

Kran4930d ago

Not every time it doesn't.

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Elden Ring's manga paused so the author can play the DLC instead

Elden Ring's manga has been put on hiatus so that the artist can play the DLC.

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phoenixwing22d ago (Edited 22d ago )

Well 6 month hiatus it is. If not longer lol

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15 Great Games Where Every Minute of the Experience Feels Earned

GB: "We take a look at 15 amazing games that had the perfect length."

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coolbeans46d ago

Pretty good list. Botany Manor would be the newest addition that encapsulates that title.

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Anyone else not blown away with graphics these days? Me neither

Talal writes: "I'm talking about having that rush of excitement - that feeling you get when you know you've just made a memory for a lifetime."

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OptimusDK50d ago

There are different games. Some have gamplay at it highest priority, some have the story, some have the replay value and choices... There are a lot of different game experiences.

It is laughable that just now graphics does not have anything to do with that experiene. We have had many games of that type over time. This is just the one that have come closest to feel like playing an actual movie. Just look the the Digital foundry walkthrough it is a masterpiece in that perspective and hence wrth trying. But yes do not do it for the gameplay - but that was never the goal of this experience.

GamerRN49d ago

It's because it's on Xbox. When Xbox has amazing graphics, they don't matter. When PlayStation does, it's a game changer!

Lightning7749d ago

Pretty much my thoughts. They were technical marvel's on PS and still are. The moment Xbox puts out a graphically intense game is doesn't matter suddenly.

4 years ago this month would the UE5 tech demo debut with the girl flying (tech demo said it was only possible on PS5 because of the SSD. Glad to finally see it in its glory.

fr0sty49d ago

FFS, gaming journalism has really gone downhill. At least hire people with a basic grasp of grammar... "Me neither" means the exact opposite of what the "author" is trying to say. That's like saying "I could care less"... lol.

S2Killinit49d ago

Maybe because the gameplay being dull allowed it to have the amazing graphics and people are not as impressed by graphics alone anymore? I mean there is a lot of sites saying the story and the gameplay are lackluster. So what are we supposed to enjoy then? Cgi graphics are beautiful but since they arent interactive, they dont impress me as much as they used to. Thats an extreme example, but you get my drift.

Terry_B49d ago

When Playstation (Sony) does it..its usually a great game and not a cinematic experience..or at least something new at the time..like Until Dawn back in 2015.

1Victor49d ago

@gamer:” It's because it's on Xbox. When Xbox has amazing graphics, they don't matter. When PlayStation does, it's a game changer!”

The game looks as good as any other PlayStation game in my eyes why can’t you and the other hardcore Xbox be happy about it and drag PlayStation into every conversation and force PlayStation hardcore to look into the game and find flaw that most games have in one way or another.
@light: “ 4 years ago this month would the UE5 tech demo debut with the girl flying (tech demo said it was only possible on PS5 because of the SSD. ”
Yes at that time it was only possible on PlayStation SSD how ignorant of you to think that after 4 years the technology wouldn’t evolved and move to a industry standard 🤦🏿I wish your mentality wasn’t so naive and narrow to post stuff like that 😩 in a year or 2 a new game will come out that might look better, it’s the nature of the industry.

Now that the distraction is gone I feel that is a good thing that the graphics in games are starting to hit the rooftop and hopefully the developers will put more thoughts into story and gameplay mechanics than just the next shiny oily skin of old.

Reaper22_49d ago

So true. Not surprised by all the negativity. It's a really good game and looks better than any game I've ever seen. GOTY nominee for sure. Like I said before, sony screwed up big time by not purchasing Ninja Theory.

Asplundh49d ago

Pretty much. It's like how the Switch and Steam controller using haptic feedback in their controllers wasn't a big deal but then Sony did it and it was then a "game changer".

fr0sty49d ago

The game runs at as low as 21fps... That isn't much to brag about no matter how good it looks.

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MajorLazer49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

We've had graphical gamechangers before, such as Crysis but those games still had gameplay to compliment it. Hellblade pretty much has none, and only achieved such graphics through being incredibly linear and having very small, closed off environments where very little is happening.

Vx_49d ago (Edited 49d ago )

GFX does not mean anything if the game is boring. It is simple like that and these major companies need to understand this simple concept.

Games are like your lady, she may be beautiful to look at for a while but then it gets boring if her character isn't interesting and fun to be with.

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Kneetos50d ago

Mario kart 8 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Sonic188150d ago

Horizon forbidden West has great graphics and great gameplay

GamerRN49d ago

Yeah but graphics don't matter, remember?

anast49d ago

@RN

I've been pretty consistent in saying that we need both.

GamerRN47d ago

So until dawn, too human, or whatever those series of games were... Graphic masterpieces it garbage with no gameplay?