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#1 Posted by isomeri (3120 posts) -

Thank you! I'll be road tripping during E3 this year, so it'll be interesting to see if I can tune in on the live broadcasts. Also the Microsoft press conference seems to overlap with the Canadian GP.

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#3 Posted by isomeri (3120 posts) -

I've spent a lot of time in the Forza Horizon games just aimlessly driving around and maybe not even doing any actual racing. It can be relaxing in the same way as a long walk or bike ride in a rural area.

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#4 Posted by isomeri (3120 posts) -

I mostly have packed lunches at work, because it saves me a whole lot of money each month compared to eating at the lunch places close to my office. I've got a desk job so I don't need a lot of calories to get me through the day. A nice salad with a croissant or piece of bread is usually optimal with a handful of nuts or an apple in the afternoon for a little added boost. Most of the time though I just have whatever leftovers I find in the fridge or freezer, so a lot of soups, pastas, curries, woks and so on.

Packed lunches never were really a thing for us in school, because Finland provides free school food up until university and it's generally relatively nutritious and tasty. Generally. In high school we did often sneak to a store to buy some ramen or sandwiches or went to the McDonalds if we had more money. In fact I had so much McDonalds back then that I got sick of it and haven't dined under the golden arches in almost 13 years.

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#5 Posted by isomeri (3120 posts) -

I've had similar issues with only being able to play games translated in Finnish if available. As far as I remember, Microsoft issued a fix for this on the Xbox One. You're not able to set your region and language independently from one another. So in other words, I could move to France or Spain and still play my games in English or vice versa. However I'm not sure if this fix ever propagated to the Xbox 360.

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#6 Posted by isomeri (3120 posts) -

Hiya duders. I need some help with a sound sample in a song that's been bothering me for weeks now. It's a music and sound sample that plays on the Eevil Stöö track "Sä et kuule". I want to say that the music cues and gunshot sounds are from one of the Metal Gear Solid games, but I can't quite put my finger on which one and what the original song is. If anyone could pick out the source with keen ears, it would greatly soothe my memory and curiosity.

The aforementioned sample begins around the 0:45 mark on the track below.

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#7 Posted by isomeri (3120 posts) -

Regular Xbox One S consoles pretty much cost 200 euros as standard now out here, so €250 seems way high.

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#8 Posted by isomeri (3120 posts) -

Probably Metro Exodus. The gameplay is flawed, but I'm a sucker for well crafted atmosphere. Ace Combat 7 was also great.

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#9 Edited by isomeri (3120 posts) -

Well, I wound up in a shitty pickle of a situation this past weekend. A municipal water main burst next to my building on Saturday, flooding the basements of 15 apartment buildings including my own. Everything in the basement was totally submerged for more than 24 hours and water is still being pumped out as of Monday morning.

My basement storage room mainly contained old childhood toys, my CD- and DVD-collections as well as my collections of games and consoles. Hundreds of games as well as PS1, PS2, PSP, DS and original Xbox hardware now lay down there soaking wet.

So far I've only managed to recover rescue a couple of albums of childhood photos, but hopefully tonight I'll be able to tear into the contents more thoroughly and hopefully still do something with those games.

My question then is, if some duders out there have previously been in a similar unfortunate circumstance, and if you could provide any tips on how to go about cleaning and drying game discs for example? Or if someone has even managed to rescue water damaged controllers and consoles. Most of the items should be covered by my insurance, but finding a clean and working Duke controller for example might be difficult.

Thanks in advance for any and all tips and discussion.

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#10 Posted by isomeri (3120 posts) -

I've spent more time in the UK, especially in the West Country, in recent years than I would perhaps like to. The public transport is quite bad and expensive so book everything as far in advance as possible. It's quite damp and cold inside most places, so bring warm clothes. Renting a car is a good way to go and explore the countryside and hit up some of the local pubs. The pubs are really great in fact, so spend as much time as possible in those as you can. If you're going to be spending a couple of months out there then bringing a Switch is not a bad idea at all. A lot of people bring very expensive laptops and phones to hostels, so I wouldn't worry about having a Switch in a backpacker setting and getting it stolen unless you do something dumb.

I probably make it sound much worse than it actually is. There's plenty of pretty places to see and interesting things to do.