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  1. Brandykins1982 liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Feedback needed   
    Hi Guys
    so I started streaming on Mixer couple days ago and would love some feedback from more experienced people.
    I have a few viewers which is more than I expected but any help from guys in the know would be great.
    I have been full of cold last couple days and had some initial teething problems with my headset (hyperx cloud 2 cant adjust volume in windows) so I would like to know what to focus on improving first.
     
    channel = https://mixer.com/Chaz_Pounder 
    Vods have been enabled since I started so you can see them on the channel
     
    Thanks in advance all
     
    Cheers
     
  2. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Post your Rig (Pics of)   
    Ok
    Thought i would post this so we can get an idea of each others game stations. Plus i love seeing other peoples sexy builds as it gives me ideas on how to improve mine.
    Post specs as well if you want but optional, im all about the image
    CPU: Intel i7-6700k clocked at 4.43GHz
    RAM: 32 GB Corsair Ram
    GPU: EVGA 1080 Superclocked
    35" Ultra wide Ilayma monitor, Corsair K95 RGB, Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse, Hyper X cloud 2 headset
     
    My PC

  3. Chaz_Pounder liked a post in a topic by Crazycrab in XBOX One X Scorpio Edition   
    It's a limited "Day One" edition of the new XBox One X.  A new version of the XBox One that features a more powerful GPU, better cooling higher capacity/faster RAM.
  4. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Feedback needed   
    I Wanted to update this as i havent made it very clear,
    I dont stream to earn money for me, not that there is anything wrong with that. I stream for charity, all money donated to me goes to brain tumor research, i chose this charity as i lost my father to brain tumors in feb this year and its shocking how little money this type of research receives, i just want to try and show that as a community, gamers can do so much and we arent just sun shy anti social geeks, well i am but there we go . there are more details on my stream channel, thats why i want some feedback/improvement tips, the more people see it the more money the charity gets.
     
    Please if you get the time give me some feedback, check out my stream, donate £2, I will update the channel each month with all donates. 
     
    Any help or time you can spare would be fantastic, thanks guys
  5. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Sea Of Thieves Technical alpha impressions   
    Sea of Thieves Technical alpha experience
     
     
    OK guys, so gamescom has finished and I enjoyed watching the streams and events and if any of you play PUBG and didn’t see the footage of the invitational I advise you to watch it as it was insane!
     
    Anyway, as you may or may not know I was lucky enough to be invited onto the technical alpha for the upcoming Sea Of Thieves and I wanted to share my impressions as I know a lot of us are keen on this game.
     
    I cant accompany this with pictures or video and I have to be careful what detail I talk about as I am bound by an NDA but I will try to cover important aspects and what I experienced.
     
    I will try and break it down into a few sections.
     
    During this alpha build Rare were stress testing and also testing cross platform for the first time as well as a couple of minor other bug fixes.
     
    Invitation and Installation.
     
    I signed up to the insider programme during E3 this year and was invited to participate during gamescom on Xbox one. Anyone is free to sign up, just head over to https://www.seaofthieves.com and sign up, this doesn't give you a guaranteed place but you do see inside info.
     
    Installation was easy through the insider programme app as its linked to your Xbox live account and the game can start when the technical alpha opens.
     
    Loading and matchmaking
     
    I have participated in a few alphas, maybe is because I am a Data engineer maybe I am just lucky but this is where I expected my first snag
     
    The game loaded instantly, no problems….Nice surprise.
     
    Now I was solo playing my first day and didn't know what to expect so if you are on your own (crews hold 4 people) you start matchmaking so I grabbed a beer and put some TV on settling in for the dreaded alpha matchmaking, less than 1 min later I was loaded into the game and stood on a strange island with a hook hand, I almost dropped my beer, most full release games don't matchmake that fast let alone an alpha build.
     
    Gameplay
     
    So most of you have seen the videos and know what this is about so I wont go over too much again.
     
    You start off with a random map in your inventory and from there you have to figure out what island to go to, you island hop a couple of times and eventually get a riddle to solve which leads you to treasure of varying quality.
     
    While you are doing this you have to watch out for other ships and crews and there was much nautical talk and sea shanty singing, there were some very tense moments defending out hard won booty from other crews, patching up holes and bailing out as well as stealing others loot, there were a lot of genuine laughs and I can honestly say I had a lot of fun and made some new friends, even though I went all lord Nelson with a Yankee crew
     
    Issues
     
    Now i'm not going to say there were no bugs or issues, of course there were this was an alpha build but all I really experienced was a slight frame rate drop when I lord Nelson’ed us into a fight with 3 ships gleefully shouting FOR KING, COUNTRY AND THE SERVICE only to be obliterated 20 seconds later by 2 broadsides, yeah OK I got carried away…..
     
    There was also an issue with a couple of opponents papering to teleport but I don't think this was the game itself.
     
    For an alpha build, I would expect disconnections, lag, glitches drop outs, I had worse when Destiny first launched and I kept getting kicked with stupid chipmunk error messages, not once here.
     
    There was also some issues with trolls and griefers but Rare seem to be taking this seriously and banning them from future Alpha participation.
     
    Who Is This For?
     
    This is a great game for what I like, it doesn't take itself seriously, its meant to put a smile on your face and give you and some friends something to have a good laugh about and it excels at that, every time I played there were laughs and funny moments.
     
    If you prefer hardcore competitive gameplay, or simulation this may not be for you, there are SIM elements (I wont spoil them for you) but this is not a simulation game, its about having a laugh and fun with your friends.
     
    If you are the shy and retiring type, don't have or don't like talking on a mic, this may not be for you either as communication is key to fulfilling objectives and working well together as a crew but it also makes for a more fun experience.
     
    Conclusions
     
    This build and my experience gives me great hope for this game, the things Rare are talking about implementing will flesh out this game and has the potential to make Rare great again and stop them going the way of Lionhead of Fable fame.
     
    There is so much potential and Rare are listening and actively seeking feedback and suggestions which is refreshing and I am really looking forward to what they do next.
     
    If I hear drunken sailor played on an accordion one more time I think i'm gonna burst a blood vessel.
     
    So this concludes my experience, I hope you enjoyed it, if there is something you want to know that I haven't covered please ask and if I can answer I will do.
     
     
  6. Chaz_Pounder liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice review: the Drive of video games.   
    I was initially worried when I saw the gameplay footage of this game since it looks like the combat will be only a button masher and the enemies are all damage sponges.
    But now that I played it myself, all that worry is gone. This game is pretty damn sweet! But not for everyone.
     
    You play as a woman named Senua in this game. She's on a journey to bring her dead lover back from the dead after an event from her past that happened. The game is based on Norse mythology, so you got names like Odin, Loki, you know the ones if you know Marvel's Thor. In order to do that, she has to overcome many obstacles in the game until she finally reaches Hela, AKA Norse's version of Hades. Or this woman from Thor Ragnarok.

    Unfortunately for Senua, not only does she have to overcome many trials just to get to her, she's also suffering from a severe case of psychosis, and so she can hear voices in her head and hallucinate a lot of stuff. But interestingly the game leave things open to theories on which events actually happened and which one doesn't. Does the monsters she face exists, does any of the things that happens in the game exists, or only some of them exist, or are ALL of what just happened just stuff that she hallucinates? Well, you have to play the game and figure it out yourself.
     
    This game is like a prequel to Silent Hill with its psychological mind fuck aspect. Fantastic acting from the girl herself. She sells every pain and suffering in the game beautifully. She should be nominated for an award for best acting. And what's surprising is that the actress that plays the girl is actually not an actress, but one of the video editors that works on the game! She was originally just a stand in until the right actress was found, but she's done so really well that she eventually become Senua. A very well done work ms Juergens! You deserve an award! And she even tweeted that her and the entire crew got a Hellblade cake after the game's release. Yummy!

     
    Anyway, the game itself is a mix of hack and slash and level specific puzzle solving. The combat is actually pretty damn fun! The game has light, heavy, parry and block break to mix things up. The game has multiple combos you can unleash, and if you parry at the right moment, you can unleash a counter attack that heavily damages enemies. In the middle of the game, you're given an ability to slow down time. Call it a super meter of sort that freezes enemies in place so you can wail on them, and in boss fights it's necessary to beat them when they have invincibility on. Of course, the game doesn't give you a tutorial to teach how combat and combos work in this game, so you have to figure these things out yourself. It's like Infinity Blade + For Honor, and I personally like it.
     
    Puzzles in the game are mostly those "optical illusion" puzzles that's in the gameplay footage. But the game also throw in a few curveballs to make things interesting. So in certain levels, there's certain themes that the specific level is based on. There's a level where you have to enter these gates to unveal a hidden platform you can't see before, a level where it's completely pitch black and all you can do to get to the next level is to feel the controller vibration while dodging these blob monsters you can barely see, if you have a joystick when playing on PC that is, and a level where you have to locate the exit by hearing a voice. These levels are well done, and certain levels are actually quite spooky since you don't have a weapon and you have to run away from whatever threat is coming for you.
     
    The game has this warning in the beginning of the game that says "if you die in battle, black tendrils will cover your body. If you die too much, the tendrils will reach your head, and all your progress will be lost". But not too worry though, it's all a bluff. Someone actually tried to die many times but 50 deaths later and the game still goes on. Apparently that's just to make you nervous and feel the mental stress of Senua as you're playing the game. Cheeky devs!
    https://www.pcgamesn.com/hellblade-senuas-sacrifice/hellblade-permadeath-bluff
     
    The game can take around 6 - 7 hours to beat, depending on how fast you traverse through each combat and puzzle solving of course, and that's a pretty good length, especially since the game is only $30. There are these collectible runes that explain the backstory of the game itself, but that's the only replayability factor of the game. After you play the game once, you have seen everything. And the only reason you want to go back to play the game is to collect all the runes and receive 100% completion.
     
    The only thing I don't like about the game aside from the lack of replayability except collecting collectibles is that you can't skip cutscenes. So if you want to replay the game and just want to skip the cutscene parts, I'm afraid you have to see the whole thing all over again. I don't mind since I can alt-tab and see youtube videos during them, but the option to skip them would be nice, especially since a lot of them is pretty long.
     
    I love how detailed the game depicts people who suffers from psychosis. You can hear these voices in Senua's head that either helps her, or just straight up mocks her. It's like there's 4 people and all of them have different opinions, and it's pretty depressing. Now whether these things are actually dead spirits that torment her, or these are just voices she hallucinates in her head because of issues she dealt with her whole life is left ambiguous. But I do think that she actually does have a gift, or curse that lets her communicate with the dead, but that's just me. It's even in the opening of the game that this game is a study on how people that actually have this disease see the world, and judging by the in game "making of Hellblade" feature, it's pretty spot on! Excellent work guys! Watch this after you have seen/ played the entire game, otherwise you'll be spoiled. But it's fascinating stuff.
     
    Like I said though, this game is not for everyone. I personally love this game a lot and am actually going to play it again to get the 100% completion. But for others, they may not like how narrative heavy and depressing as hell this game is. It's like Drive. There's people that will like this game, and others that will hate this game. But either way, it's a really well made game that particular people will enjoy.
     
    So for those that likes narrative game with hack and slash element in it, I give this game the rating of "so good you can't wait to play the sequel, if there is any." With a badass seal of approval.

    This is Ninja Theory's most adult and depressing game to date, and I love it. Can't wait to see the next game from these guys! Hopefully it'll actually involve being a ninja this time!  
  7. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Sea Of Thieves Technical alpha impressions   
    Sea of Thieves Technical alpha experience
     
     
    OK guys, so gamescom has finished and I enjoyed watching the streams and events and if any of you play PUBG and didn’t see the footage of the invitational I advise you to watch it as it was insane!
     
    Anyway, as you may or may not know I was lucky enough to be invited onto the technical alpha for the upcoming Sea Of Thieves and I wanted to share my impressions as I know a lot of us are keen on this game.
     
    I cant accompany this with pictures or video and I have to be careful what detail I talk about as I am bound by an NDA but I will try to cover important aspects and what I experienced.
     
    I will try and break it down into a few sections.
     
    During this alpha build Rare were stress testing and also testing cross platform for the first time as well as a couple of minor other bug fixes.
     
    Invitation and Installation.
     
    I signed up to the insider programme during E3 this year and was invited to participate during gamescom on Xbox one. Anyone is free to sign up, just head over to https://www.seaofthieves.com and sign up, this doesn't give you a guaranteed place but you do see inside info.
     
    Installation was easy through the insider programme app as its linked to your Xbox live account and the game can start when the technical alpha opens.
     
    Loading and matchmaking
     
    I have participated in a few alphas, maybe is because I am a Data engineer maybe I am just lucky but this is where I expected my first snag
     
    The game loaded instantly, no problems….Nice surprise.
     
    Now I was solo playing my first day and didn't know what to expect so if you are on your own (crews hold 4 people) you start matchmaking so I grabbed a beer and put some TV on settling in for the dreaded alpha matchmaking, less than 1 min later I was loaded into the game and stood on a strange island with a hook hand, I almost dropped my beer, most full release games don't matchmake that fast let alone an alpha build.
     
    Gameplay
     
    So most of you have seen the videos and know what this is about so I wont go over too much again.
     
    You start off with a random map in your inventory and from there you have to figure out what island to go to, you island hop a couple of times and eventually get a riddle to solve which leads you to treasure of varying quality.
     
    While you are doing this you have to watch out for other ships and crews and there was much nautical talk and sea shanty singing, there were some very tense moments defending out hard won booty from other crews, patching up holes and bailing out as well as stealing others loot, there were a lot of genuine laughs and I can honestly say I had a lot of fun and made some new friends, even though I went all lord Nelson with a Yankee crew
     
    Issues
     
    Now i'm not going to say there were no bugs or issues, of course there were this was an alpha build but all I really experienced was a slight frame rate drop when I lord Nelson’ed us into a fight with 3 ships gleefully shouting FOR KING, COUNTRY AND THE SERVICE only to be obliterated 20 seconds later by 2 broadsides, yeah OK I got carried away…..
     
    There was also an issue with a couple of opponents papering to teleport but I don't think this was the game itself.
     
    For an alpha build, I would expect disconnections, lag, glitches drop outs, I had worse when Destiny first launched and I kept getting kicked with stupid chipmunk error messages, not once here.
     
    There was also some issues with trolls and griefers but Rare seem to be taking this seriously and banning them from future Alpha participation.
     
    Who Is This For?
     
    This is a great game for what I like, it doesn't take itself seriously, its meant to put a smile on your face and give you and some friends something to have a good laugh about and it excels at that, every time I played there were laughs and funny moments.
     
    If you prefer hardcore competitive gameplay, or simulation this may not be for you, there are SIM elements (I wont spoil them for you) but this is not a simulation game, its about having a laugh and fun with your friends.
     
    If you are the shy and retiring type, don't have or don't like talking on a mic, this may not be for you either as communication is key to fulfilling objectives and working well together as a crew but it also makes for a more fun experience.
     
    Conclusions
     
    This build and my experience gives me great hope for this game, the things Rare are talking about implementing will flesh out this game and has the potential to make Rare great again and stop them going the way of Lionhead of Fable fame.
     
    There is so much potential and Rare are listening and actively seeking feedback and suggestions which is refreshing and I am really looking forward to what they do next.
     
    If I hear drunken sailor played on an accordion one more time I think i'm gonna burst a blood vessel.
     
    So this concludes my experience, I hope you enjoyed it, if there is something you want to know that I haven't covered please ask and if I can answer I will do.
     
     
  8. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Sea Of Thieves Technical alpha impressions   
    Sea of Thieves Technical alpha experience
     
     
    OK guys, so gamescom has finished and I enjoyed watching the streams and events and if any of you play PUBG and didn’t see the footage of the invitational I advise you to watch it as it was insane!
     
    Anyway, as you may or may not know I was lucky enough to be invited onto the technical alpha for the upcoming Sea Of Thieves and I wanted to share my impressions as I know a lot of us are keen on this game.
     
    I cant accompany this with pictures or video and I have to be careful what detail I talk about as I am bound by an NDA but I will try to cover important aspects and what I experienced.
     
    I will try and break it down into a few sections.
     
    During this alpha build Rare were stress testing and also testing cross platform for the first time as well as a couple of minor other bug fixes.
     
    Invitation and Installation.
     
    I signed up to the insider programme during E3 this year and was invited to participate during gamescom on Xbox one. Anyone is free to sign up, just head over to https://www.seaofthieves.com and sign up, this doesn't give you a guaranteed place but you do see inside info.
     
    Installation was easy through the insider programme app as its linked to your Xbox live account and the game can start when the technical alpha opens.
     
    Loading and matchmaking
     
    I have participated in a few alphas, maybe is because I am a Data engineer maybe I am just lucky but this is where I expected my first snag
     
    The game loaded instantly, no problems….Nice surprise.
     
    Now I was solo playing my first day and didn't know what to expect so if you are on your own (crews hold 4 people) you start matchmaking so I grabbed a beer and put some TV on settling in for the dreaded alpha matchmaking, less than 1 min later I was loaded into the game and stood on a strange island with a hook hand, I almost dropped my beer, most full release games don't matchmake that fast let alone an alpha build.
     
    Gameplay
     
    So most of you have seen the videos and know what this is about so I wont go over too much again.
     
    You start off with a random map in your inventory and from there you have to figure out what island to go to, you island hop a couple of times and eventually get a riddle to solve which leads you to treasure of varying quality.
     
    While you are doing this you have to watch out for other ships and crews and there was much nautical talk and sea shanty singing, there were some very tense moments defending out hard won booty from other crews, patching up holes and bailing out as well as stealing others loot, there were a lot of genuine laughs and I can honestly say I had a lot of fun and made some new friends, even though I went all lord Nelson with a Yankee crew
     
    Issues
     
    Now i'm not going to say there were no bugs or issues, of course there were this was an alpha build but all I really experienced was a slight frame rate drop when I lord Nelson’ed us into a fight with 3 ships gleefully shouting FOR KING, COUNTRY AND THE SERVICE only to be obliterated 20 seconds later by 2 broadsides, yeah OK I got carried away…..
     
    There was also an issue with a couple of opponents papering to teleport but I don't think this was the game itself.
     
    For an alpha build, I would expect disconnections, lag, glitches drop outs, I had worse when Destiny first launched and I kept getting kicked with stupid chipmunk error messages, not once here.
     
    There was also some issues with trolls and griefers but Rare seem to be taking this seriously and banning them from future Alpha participation.
     
    Who Is This For?
     
    This is a great game for what I like, it doesn't take itself seriously, its meant to put a smile on your face and give you and some friends something to have a good laugh about and it excels at that, every time I played there were laughs and funny moments.
     
    If you prefer hardcore competitive gameplay, or simulation this may not be for you, there are SIM elements (I wont spoil them for you) but this is not a simulation game, its about having a laugh and fun with your friends.
     
    If you are the shy and retiring type, don't have or don't like talking on a mic, this may not be for you either as communication is key to fulfilling objectives and working well together as a crew but it also makes for a more fun experience.
     
    Conclusions
     
    This build and my experience gives me great hope for this game, the things Rare are talking about implementing will flesh out this game and has the potential to make Rare great again and stop them going the way of Lionhead of Fable fame.
     
    There is so much potential and Rare are listening and actively seeking feedback and suggestions which is refreshing and I am really looking forward to what they do next.
     
    If I hear drunken sailor played on an accordion one more time I think i'm gonna burst a blood vessel.
     
    So this concludes my experience, I hope you enjoyed it, if there is something you want to know that I haven't covered please ask and if I can answer I will do.
     
     
  9. RuneX liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in XBOX One X Scorpio Edition   
    If I didn't already have the UHD TV I wouldn't have but as I have I have just bagged the last Scorpio Edition on sale from Game UK in my region maybe the UK and I am happy lol 
  10. Chaz_Pounder liked a post in a topic by panther826 in Destiny 2?   
    It's common sense that the " Xbox one x " has more than enough power to handle 4k with uncapped fps.     For them to allow it on Xbox and not PS4 ( or ps 5 even ) does scream splitting the player base.   
    Between the :  no carry over from d1 and fps,  one would wonder why ALL the bases didn't jump straight to PC.  
    IF you can afford the cost for the best hardware?
     
    personally I would take fps over 4k if they would allow it.  
  11. RuneX liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Sea of Theives Tecnical alpha   
    I have been playing it for a couple days
    I will play it today and then try and compile some sort of detailed thoughts.
     
  12. kamilus42 liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in From console to PC   
    i was curious about this myself, i play with a friend most of the time but the team is made up of PUG players.
    Having said that i haven't played overwatch for a while as the double nerfed my main, the only one i was any good at and the one i had the most fun playing - RIP Roadhog
  13. RuneX liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Xbox One Gamertag List   
    Gamer Tag: Chaz Pounder
    Games: Fallout, Destiny, For honor was good for something different and world of tanks is always fun
    Time Zone: GMT
  14. RuneX liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Xbox One Gamertag List   
    Gamer Tag: Chaz Pounder
    Games: Fallout, Destiny, For honor was good for something different and world of tanks is always fun
    Time Zone: GMT
  15. Chaz_Pounder liked a post in a topic by PlasticFrogCG in Some sort of holiday for the lazy??   
  16. Chaz_Pounder liked a post in a topic by Blurmania 53 in New Recruit   
    welcome chap 
  17. MasterfulJoe101 liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in New Recruit   
    Hey all
     
    Just thought i would say hi as although i have watched the show on you tube for a while, in fact the only one i really pay attention to, i have only subscribed today :/
    I was born in London but now live in Chester (very close liverpool but no one knows it even though was the roman capital of britaN HA HA)
    I work in IT, I am a data engineer and i also have 2 little girls, if one of them isnt taking my time, then i will be gaming
    I use mixer not twitch but because i have amazon prime i now have twitch prime and ofc the only channel to sub to is the angry joe show
    Looking forward to getting involved a bit more and talking to you guys
    Oh and i play on PC and XB1, more PC as its more powerful lol
     
  18. Crazycrab liked a post in a topic by Chaz_Pounder in Some sort of holiday for the lazy??   
    Dont be offended its tongue in cheek, decided to post early before sommit goes again, Happy 4th all you friends across the pond, have a great time
     

  19. Chaz_Pounder liked a post in a topic by Crazycrab in New Recruit   
    Welcome to the AJSA!