I was out of commission for about a week after having all four of mine cut out. I had a bad reaction to the painkillers (nausea) so I had to basically manage the pain with, like, Tylenol. It was not a particularly pleasant experience but hey, I made it.
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Just as a counterpoint, I had a Sager that died within weeks of the warranty on it going out, they wouldn't do a thing about it. Great machine when it worked, but otherwise a waste of several thousand dollars. Since then, I've been rocking Apple for my portable needs with a custom PC at home for games. If I had to recommend a portable Windows-based machine, though, I've heard good things about Lenovo and Asus.
I think I've still got most of my issues of it somewhere, unless I threw them out (a distinct possibility). If I have them, they're probably in a storage unit somewhere. I'll try to remember this thread next time I run across them and give an update of which ones I have.
Looking forward to giving this a shot, even though I've never played any of the other games. I've been itching for a good Metroidvania game and from what I've heard, it sounds like Strider might be what I've been looking for.
I'm guessing the Giant Bomb expansion isn't going to happen. :(
I seem to recall that it was still in the works, but Ryan was really the guy spearheading things and his passing obviously threw a wrench into things. Still hope to see it someday!
"Your Millennial score is 91"
Hooray, I guess...? Born in 1985 so I'm definitely a millennial. Actually wrote an essay about the differences in workplace ethics between people of different generations so I'm somewhat familiar with the various groupings.
Risk is the greatest. I love the game so goddamn much. Last time I played, I tried to handicap myself with alcohol but still ended up coming out on top. I'd really like to get into Axis and Allies someday, though, if I can find people to show me how to play.
Hmm, strange that it would shut down like that out of the blue - almost sounds like overheating, but I can't imagine that overheating would result in being totally unable to power back up for 24 hours. If it's worked fine otherwise, I probably wouldn't worry *too* much about it, but definitely keep an eye on things.
As far as maintenance goes, I don't take any particular steps with my own laptop (a pretty recent MacBook Pro). Compressed air is fine once in a while, but there's no real need to go too overboard with it. I'd just make sure that you're keeping the air vents relatively clear when you're using it. Software wise, keep Microsoft Security Essentials installed (it's free and does a perfectly fine job) and don't go to any dodgy websites and you'll be fine.