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  1. GodPlzStopMe liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in Picking up the right power supply for my gaming desktop   
    to the OP: you need to check online the minimum PSU requirement for a geforce titan and your CPU. that's about it. i am quite confident however, that a 750W ATX 2.2 PSU should be your minimum when considering the spec you posted.
     
    1TW (terawatt) is overkill, you don't need that much. somewhere between 650-850 should be substantial enough (again, considering the spec you posted). if you are not going to overclock i don't think you would need an 850W or higher PSU, but if you do want to overclock then that's a different story and you be best asking other people as i am no good with overclocking and neither do i care - my system's base speeds and performance is fine as it is.
     
    i also recommend corsair for your PSU. i've had many, many PSUs over my 15 years of gaming on PCs and i have come to the conclusion with myself that it's either corsair, or nothing. so many other brands i had, even expensive ones at high wattage, always produced "coil whine", a nasty noise the PSU makes when you start the PC during cold temperatures like in the winter, and takes either 5 mins to go away or you smacking the back of the PC where the PSU is to get it to shut up.
     
    Corsair PSUs that ive had now for 3 years, NEVER produced this problem. the one i have now, CX600, is completely silent when not playing a game. when i do play a graphically intensive game, the fan speeds up but it's still very quiet. trust me, after having a very loud gaming rig for some years, leaving it on all day long torrenting over night and playing games on your time off... you will eventually feel the deafness in your ears due to the constant drone of those loud fans. the amount of ear wax i produced... i had to even go to the docs to get my ears syringed because of it.
     
    corsair works well and it saves your ears, lol.
  2. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by Doshka17 in never ending whining about console res: setting the damn record straight   
    On my PC, I only just recently upgraded to be able to play most current games on my monitor's native resolution (1600, 900) til then I'd been making do with 720p and i really don't mind it. 
    The following is my opinion:
    The PC master race is part of the problem, treating folks who own consoles as the console peasant or console kiddies. It's a divide between people who just love games, preventing us from all becoming one big happy family. As we dance and hold our SLI 780ti 4k set ups over console owners heads, then they feel they have to struggle to justify their own purchases and hardware. But the fact of the matter is, whether or not your BF4 match has 24 players in it, or 64, at 720p or over 9000, we all love battlefield. Or insert any other game in there.
     
    Really once developers get used to the console hardware, we're going to see them surpass PC in some ways. They come with one major advantage. All the hardware is the same. The core speeds, threads, memory, GPU, hard drive RPM. It's all identical on each XB1 and each PS4 (seperately). And on PC, there are huge variations on everyone's hardware. This lets them get every single ounce of potential they can out of it. I dare you to find a game that looks as good as Halo 4 on a PC with only 512 MEGABYTES of memory.
    Now PC has plenty over the consoles, I'm not denying that. But it's time people stopped throwing the gauntlet around and embraced the idea that we all have a place in this wonderful gaming playground world.
  3. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in What does it mean to be a "real" gamer?   
    that's your opinion mate and i'm not gonna argue. i just see things a bit differently. i come from a day and age where games were completed only if you were good enough. games today can be completed by anyone, and normally within 24 hours of play time. i tend to blame that on casuals / masses who unfortunately are larger in numbers than old timers like me who used to play to express skill and ego over every other gamer as competition, not just to have fun.
  4. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by ddrkreature in have a gaming PC. play nothing on it.   
    It sounds like to me that you find it more satisfying owning something physical you can hold and handle whereas the PC everything is digital. If that is the case, I'm right with you. Personally, I get an awesome feeling when I go to the store and swipe my card to get a copy of a game. When I buy it off of some site or steam, I don't get that feeling at all. my internal thoughts are like this:
     
    Console game: Oh man. I can't wait to get home and fire this sucker up.
    PC game: yay, now to wait for it to download. Imma go take a nap
     
    Yes you can get disk based versions of games but you put the game in once to install but that's it. Not sure how, but the little bit of extra work to get a game off the shelf and load it into the console feels more right to me. That and being able to just sit on your couch and grab a controller is much more comfortable than siting on a computer chair. PCs can hook up to TVs, but that just makes it feel awkward to use if it's in the living room, and I'm not talking about using a controller on a PC since you still have to use a mouse and keyboard to navigate throughout the system.
     
    IDK, the feeling of satisfaction of everything involved with a console is why I opt to still own one even if I have a PC with over 100+ games (Thanks steam sales)
  5. Apex Spartan liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in What does it mean to be a "real" gamer?   
    that's your opinion mate and i'm not gonna argue. i just see things a bit differently. i come from a day and age where games were completed only if you were good enough. games today can be completed by anyone, and normally within 24 hours of play time. i tend to blame that on casuals / masses who unfortunately are larger in numbers than old timers like me who used to play to express skill and ego over every other gamer as competition, not just to have fun.
  6. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by DemonsColt in PS3 games - recommend me some   
    He already has Dark Souls.
  7. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by Sol Omega in PS3 games - recommend me some   
    Dragon's crown, Blaz Blue Chronophantasma, Aquapazza, Chaos Code, MGS4, MGS series, Tales Of game series, Heavy Rain, Last of Us, Uncharted, Infamous, Ico & Shadow of the Colossus, Dark Souls 2, Demon Souls, Parasite Eve 1 & 2, original Resident Evils, Journey, Flower, Ni No Kuni, uhhhhh... Killer Is Dead, Lolipop Chainsaw... Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (better than that revolution crap). Skull Girls (you can still get all the free DLC I think). Nier, Little Big Planet, Kill Zone, Ratchet And Clank, God Of War.
    Uhhh that's all I got atm. If you don't mind the move, No More Heroes.
     
    I could toss in Armored Core 4 Answer and 5 and Verdict Day.
    TOTALLY FORGOT! The entire DMC series. Yes, even 2. Even Devil May Cry DMC (it's good, just everyone hates Neo-Dante and how easy it can be). And Ninja Gaiden if you don't mind balls to the wall difficulty.
     
    For racing there's motorstorm apocalypse. Looks fun.
     
    I wouldn't bother myself with Beyond Two Souls. Personal Opinion. You might like it.
  8. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by Walrus in PS3 games - recommend me some   
    Dark Souls, Mortal Kombat
  9. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by DemonsColt in PS3 games - recommend me some   
    Batman: Arkham City
    Metal Gear Solid 4
    Saints Row 2
    Sleeping Dogs
  10. IjWolverineSIoH liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in wow - anyone play it still? worth going back to?   
    yo guys.
     
    i used to play wow, and did for 5 years. naturally, i am getting real tired of having no "good" or worthy mmorpgs to play as of late, and it's starting to make me feel nostalgic about this game, AGAIN...
     
    so does anyone still play it and if so, do you recommend it worth going back to?
     
    community still shit? i hear about these free level 90 boosts which will probably breed noob level 90s who have no idea how to play their class? is it still irrelevant to be in a guild and are high levels still soloing end game content without needing to communicate what so ever?
     
    or, has the game improved?
  11. Gone too liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in mini ITX: do we really need consoles anymore?   
    but that's a myth, about needing to keep hardware up to date. you only ever need to upgrade your gfx card if microsoft turns around and releases a newer version of direct x, and only IF devs start to make PC next gen games using the latest direct x. the rest of your hardware is pretty much usable for gaming on max settings for at least 5 years, if not more.
     
    people with hardware coming up to 5 years old can still play most games on fairly impressive settings today, and if you were to build / buy one built for you out of the box today you do not need to overspend, £400-500 does get you a fine machine.
     
    no, im not outright saying consoles WILL leave the scene, of course some people simply don't know enough or care enough to go out of their way to improve their hobby to the maximum as possible - but even if you are a non technically minded person... you can still plug in cables, and you can still buy a cheap gaming PC built for you even in a mini ITX setup.
  12. Ysnar liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in console hardware vs pc hardware   
    this is more of a general question i have for everyone, something i just don't really get and has been bugging me for some time... so here goes:
     
    a lot of the time, games have their recommended specs for the highest quality and performance set at the peak levels of hardware capability for consoles. for example if you look at the recommended specs for assassins creed blackflag on steam, it is comparable on the gfx side to the gpu in the PS4 / xbox one.
     
    now, the cpu recommended specs are substaintially higher for pc, and i am going to be confident in saying that's because a PC has many more overheads on what the ram and cpu is used for, i.e. not just games and with many processes running in the background it's only possible to dedicate all cpu and memory to a game close to 100% if you set the priority under task manager to "real time" and ensure that all cores are actively being used to run the program / game.
     
    so, having said that, if games mainly are sold with recommended specs comparable to the specs inside a console of the current gaming generation, if a bog standard pc user who is not shit hot on hardware and IT / technology, is going to build or buy a gaming pc and is only going to look at those recommended specs for his / her favourite games.
     
    so instead of buying a core i5 / i7 cpu and a radeon R9270X, and 8gb of DDR3 running at 1666mhz, they might buy a basic core 2 / pentium dual core intel cpu with at least 2.6ghz clock speed, 4gb / 8gb of ddr2 ram, a cheaper non haswell motherboard, and a graphics card like a radeon HD5780 for example. these guys might not even KNOW that they can experience these games, at an astronomically better quality and performance if they had mid range to high end pc hardware that was released say within the last quarter of 2013.
     
    so why do games, display their recommended specs for "HIGHEST POSSIBLE PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY BAR NONE" at the specs a console has, even if it's a multiplat game on the PC as well? Why do game developers and publishers not stick on the back of the game being sold to run off steam / a PC the true "recommended specs" to get the most out of experiencing gaming on the PC.
     
    because i am not kidding you, and i am sure many of you will see sense and agree... that for example, it does not matter how good GTA5 looks and plays on xbox 360 or the PS3... on a PC housing (my specs here) a core i5, 8GB DDR3 1666mhz, haswell msi mobo, samsung evo 840 SSD, radeon R9 270X... that game is going to run like pure bliss, with greater textures, draw distance, graphics overall, and performance that would kick the living shit out of the console versions. no contest there.... but i bet you when it does come out... the recommended specs on the back of the box are going to be comparable to the PS3 / PS4 / XBOX ONE, XBOX 360 versions.
     
    why do game devs / publishers, again, refuse to acknowledge that what it should be like is... the MINIMUM specs for the game to run on a PC at "basic / moderate quality and performance" needs to be the same as the currently displayed "recommended specs" i.e. the same specs comparable to consoles. the REAL recommended specs for a game like that on the PC should be showing things like my rig, not hardware i had 2 years ago.
     
    it's almost like the devs and publishers turn a complete blind eye to the pc hardware industry, and the pc gaming industry overall. they know we have better hardware, and are way ahead of the game technologically and our rigs perform better and look better for games, but they will still slap that recommended specs sticker on the box telling us pc gamers that nothing except a radeon HD 5780 is going to make the game look as good as it can get, which is totally wrong.
     
    up your pc specs, and you WILL get a better experience. but they refuse to acknowledge that it seems. am i right?
  13. Ysnar liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in Poll: Would you like to have an AJSA community channel where fans can post their videos?   
    so are you guys basically saying:
     
    instead of setting up your own youtube channel and hopefully becoming a new and vibrant talent on youtube with your own videos and content, fans of angry joe should just upload their videos..... via angry joe, instead of on their own. correct?
     
    if that's right then, well by all means go ahead and implement it guys, each to their own - but there's no way i would contribute to that.
     
    i am all for new channels and original content / entertainers on youtube. i would rather people take inspiration from their subscribed channels that they are fans on and go about on making their own name on the internet rather than just filter everything through 1 channel run and owned by 1 other person. all that would do is promote angry joe show, it would do nothing / or little to promote them as the creator and i would rather sub to new channels and entertainers than just see a big wave of great videos all missing their own channels and identities because they just got posted on AJ.
     
    but hey, im not arguing or fighting the idea, it just aint my thing.
  14. Ysnar liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in is gaming dead, or am i just really old?   
    am i the only one who is burnt out on gaming not because of fatigue or boredom of my hobby, but because all new releases are pretty much always repeating themselves?
     
    most of the games coming out now and recently last year pretty much already existed as other games in the same genres. like, why do i have to play COD ghosts, i mean what has really changed thats better or different from COD4?
     
    same goes for battlefield, the same experience can be played on BF3, BC2, or even BF2.
     
    gran turismo 6, don't see what all the fuss is about. it's virtually exactly the same as GT5, but you can race at night in the dark forcing you to use headlights on the car... big deal.
     
    see where i am getting at? it seems innovation and trying new things are absent and not been in this industry for a long time. devs and publishers are scared of losing sales and investments so they tend to never take any risks in trying to really be creative and just repeat what we have already seen.
     
    it's taken me 15 or so years of gaming to finally realise that all i am doing on all these games, is repeating myself on the same generic experiences. but with today's ever rising low attention span with people, who seem to want things faster, and easier - how long before the vast majority of teen to adult gamers accelerate at becoming fed up of being given the same kind of games over and over?
     
    and more importantly, when is it going to be more than just an indie developer, with limited cash, that decides to make a really great new kind of game that is innovative and different to everything else?
  15. LordMagus liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in mmorpg - do they ruin gaming for some?   
    before anyone thinks about raging, hear me out...
     
    it was 2006 summertime, and i had been already gaming since the age of 11, and i was then... 20. I was playing all sorts of games on consoles and PC, but when i was 14 we finally got rid of dial up and moved to ADSL. many of you younger guys here today would take that for granted, but for me at 14 coming from the days were GTA was nothing but a bird's eye view in 2d, and fps games pretty much started and finished with campaigns only... ADSL opened up online PC gaming for me. the first game i played was C&C renegade, and oh yeah, it's dogshit by todays standards, but back then it was the best thing since figuring out what sex and masturbation was.
     
    that game, and playing online with real people, who i could compete with and team up with at any given notice without having to go to net cafes to organise lan paries, was the shit. it was soooo addictive, to play games online and have a social life booming with other people across the world in clans and communities rather than just the neighbourhood block.
     
    however, moving forward to the point, in summer 2006, these games only provided one goal... win the match, and that was it. it became exhausting, playing medal of honor allied assault in clans and tournaments for a year, and 3 years prior to that just online on random servers, and i longed for something more. a game that would never end, give me a never ending epic journey and still being online, with friends and people, and i could only dream of something like that existing.
     
    BAM, the TV was on and i overheard "enter the world of warcraft and join 7 million players worldwide". at the time i was playing warcraft 3 a lot, and i was as i always have been with every RTS except the original red alert, shit at the game. but, the idea of a "world of warcraft" was interesting so i took a trial of it thinking nothing much about it and planned to uninstall the game within 10 minutes.
     
    i ended up sitting there for 16 hours, with an aching back, and a sore arse, but had just had the best ever gaming session of my entire life so far. no game i ever touched prior to that day sucked me in so deep, and i made many new friends, got a guild, and this being my first mmorpg, i could not believe that the size of the map and all that i looked on it was actually explorable and playable areas. it was out of this world for me, i had never seen anything like it.
     
    this game held me for 5 years, i just could not ever get enough of being able to play games and defeat bosses, dungeons, raids, pvp and so on with real people. i just really enjoy playing with others, and not just against them, but with them. it was great to stop playing for 5 minutes and have an in depth conversation about how fucked the economy was becoming for example, within the game! it became the go to place for hardcore gaming, socialising, having laughs and jokes, role playing, and discussing real world problems and learning more about life in other countries. it consolidated almost everything i wanted to do for hobbies into one. and it was fucking fantastic....
     
    until the days came when blizzard shafted the hardcore fanbase and catered the game for casuals and people who wanted everything on their plate, handed to them with no work or effort involved.
     
    thus, the game became disastrously boring despite all the great things it did have. last year i managed to start the longest hiatus from wow i ever achieved, which i am still on, and have no intentions of returning, however i have unfortunately felt like that game has also destroyed my gaming hobby. i did during wow days, try many other mmorpgs but none of them gave the sense of community and gameplay that wow did in it's good days.
     
    over this time i have been off mmorpgs, i have played hardly anything, but have been trying and still been trying very hard. i played through rayman 3 on my ps2, i platinumed the last of us on ps3, done about 60 hours of skyrim, did just the main story of GTA5 and gave up, got a PS vita and played killzone mercenary and gave up, upgraded my phone for the purpose of on the go GTA san andreas and carmageddon and even find myself playing those hardly ever, and i am just always in a rutt.
     
    i tend to go on steam, find good deals, get some games, and play maybe 3 hours of them and end up feeling no real desire to play them. i normally have urges to play in the mornings, when im working. by the time i get home, i just can't be bothered. i end up watching netflix, youtubers for hours, and checking out facebook troll pages and joke pages like see more and huge lol.
     
    i feel like i am like this, because the pinnacle of gaming for me WAS an online persistent and seamless world that you could get lost in, fully immersed in, with real people and have a damn good time killing monsters and defeating challenging bosses, and of course competing against one another. it has never felt or been better than that for me personally and i am always missing my 5 year time on wow. i always think back to the good old days on that game, and wish there was something today that was just like that or better and that was not a big heap of bullshit.
     
    my only promising option is elder scrolls online, and i am a fairly dedicated ES fan and was impressed by what was given on the 2 recent betas. but if that game also flops like every other mmo has after the release of wow, it's game over, all over again. i just don't know what the hell to do. i really want to play games and enjoy them, both multi and single player, but as much as i enjoyed wow, i am now kind of regretting the amount of time it held me, as i find myself physically unable to enjoy anything else for more than 3 hours without thinking "i could be playing a kickass online rpg... but... there is none"
     
    does anyone else get me on this? are you the same? do you find yourself constantly lost in the gaming scene because blizzard  / mmorpg addictions killed the game you were heavily addicted into and now find yourself with nothing else like that on that grand of a scale anymore?
  16. LordMagus liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in mmorpg - do they ruin gaming for some?   
    before anyone thinks about raging, hear me out...
     
    it was 2006 summertime, and i had been already gaming since the age of 11, and i was then... 20. I was playing all sorts of games on consoles and PC, but when i was 14 we finally got rid of dial up and moved to ADSL. many of you younger guys here today would take that for granted, but for me at 14 coming from the days were GTA was nothing but a bird's eye view in 2d, and fps games pretty much started and finished with campaigns only... ADSL opened up online PC gaming for me. the first game i played was C&C renegade, and oh yeah, it's dogshit by todays standards, but back then it was the best thing since figuring out what sex and masturbation was.
     
    that game, and playing online with real people, who i could compete with and team up with at any given notice without having to go to net cafes to organise lan paries, was the shit. it was soooo addictive, to play games online and have a social life booming with other people across the world in clans and communities rather than just the neighbourhood block.
     
    however, moving forward to the point, in summer 2006, these games only provided one goal... win the match, and that was it. it became exhausting, playing medal of honor allied assault in clans and tournaments for a year, and 3 years prior to that just online on random servers, and i longed for something more. a game that would never end, give me a never ending epic journey and still being online, with friends and people, and i could only dream of something like that existing.
     
    BAM, the TV was on and i overheard "enter the world of warcraft and join 7 million players worldwide". at the time i was playing warcraft 3 a lot, and i was as i always have been with every RTS except the original red alert, shit at the game. but, the idea of a "world of warcraft" was interesting so i took a trial of it thinking nothing much about it and planned to uninstall the game within 10 minutes.
     
    i ended up sitting there for 16 hours, with an aching back, and a sore arse, but had just had the best ever gaming session of my entire life so far. no game i ever touched prior to that day sucked me in so deep, and i made many new friends, got a guild, and this being my first mmorpg, i could not believe that the size of the map and all that i looked on it was actually explorable and playable areas. it was out of this world for me, i had never seen anything like it.
     
    this game held me for 5 years, i just could not ever get enough of being able to play games and defeat bosses, dungeons, raids, pvp and so on with real people. i just really enjoy playing with others, and not just against them, but with them. it was great to stop playing for 5 minutes and have an in depth conversation about how fucked the economy was becoming for example, within the game! it became the go to place for hardcore gaming, socialising, having laughs and jokes, role playing, and discussing real world problems and learning more about life in other countries. it consolidated almost everything i wanted to do for hobbies into one. and it was fucking fantastic....
     
    until the days came when blizzard shafted the hardcore fanbase and catered the game for casuals and people who wanted everything on their plate, handed to them with no work or effort involved.
     
    thus, the game became disastrously boring despite all the great things it did have. last year i managed to start the longest hiatus from wow i ever achieved, which i am still on, and have no intentions of returning, however i have unfortunately felt like that game has also destroyed my gaming hobby. i did during wow days, try many other mmorpgs but none of them gave the sense of community and gameplay that wow did in it's good days.
     
    over this time i have been off mmorpgs, i have played hardly anything, but have been trying and still been trying very hard. i played through rayman 3 on my ps2, i platinumed the last of us on ps3, done about 60 hours of skyrim, did just the main story of GTA5 and gave up, got a PS vita and played killzone mercenary and gave up, upgraded my phone for the purpose of on the go GTA san andreas and carmageddon and even find myself playing those hardly ever, and i am just always in a rutt.
     
    i tend to go on steam, find good deals, get some games, and play maybe 3 hours of them and end up feeling no real desire to play them. i normally have urges to play in the mornings, when im working. by the time i get home, i just can't be bothered. i end up watching netflix, youtubers for hours, and checking out facebook troll pages and joke pages like see more and huge lol.
     
    i feel like i am like this, because the pinnacle of gaming for me WAS an online persistent and seamless world that you could get lost in, fully immersed in, with real people and have a damn good time killing monsters and defeating challenging bosses, and of course competing against one another. it has never felt or been better than that for me personally and i am always missing my 5 year time on wow. i always think back to the good old days on that game, and wish there was something today that was just like that or better and that was not a big heap of bullshit.
     
    my only promising option is elder scrolls online, and i am a fairly dedicated ES fan and was impressed by what was given on the 2 recent betas. but if that game also flops like every other mmo has after the release of wow, it's game over, all over again. i just don't know what the hell to do. i really want to play games and enjoy them, both multi and single player, but as much as i enjoyed wow, i am now kind of regretting the amount of time it held me, as i find myself physically unable to enjoy anything else for more than 3 hours without thinking "i could be playing a kickass online rpg... but... there is none"
     
    does anyone else get me on this? are you the same? do you find yourself constantly lost in the gaming scene because blizzard  / mmorpg addictions killed the game you were heavily addicted into and now find yourself with nothing else like that on that grand of a scale anymore?
  17. DemonsColt liked a post in a topic by fridgeracer in [Forum Game] The Banned Game   
    banned for having ridiculous american football for a signature
  18. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in mmorpg - do they ruin gaming for some?   
    I feel the same way, man. Back when I played WoW, it was for hours at a time. When I got back from school, WoW. When everyone else is sleeping, WoW. No other game did that for me, and still to this day doesn't. Just watching Youtube and Twitch for hours on end and buying games, play them for like an hour, and never touch them again.
  19. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by Ysnar in burnout... how to live with it?   
    I had that sort of gaming burnout or depression as some people call it, after I played mass effect 3 and witnessed the lackluster ending.  I developed this procrastination towards games i.e as soon as I want to play a new game, all I have to do is find its endings on youtube and that's it, there's no point in playing it because no matter what I'll do, I'm funned into x, y, z endings.  This burnout ended after I saw Joes videos about GW2 and PS2 and jumping into these games, multiplayer was a new thing for me and teamwork was a big weakness (in games and irl), but after playing in an outfit and guild for a while, taking different roles and witnessing a little drama, I emerged as a less bored gamer.
     
    But yeah, I now avoid newer titles from certain publishers (even though I indulge myself in the classics) to save myself from further disappointment.
     
    Also, pokemon x and y made handheld games much more interesting for me.
  20. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by pureimagination in burnout... how to live with it?   
    You could just take a break from electronics for awhile? Or at least say like, I won't game for a month or two. Then when you come back it will seem fresh. I don't think it's healthy to just sit and browse social media and play video games and watch tv all the time. I took a break from gaming for like two years, and only played little every once and awhile. I sold my xbox 360. I focused on surfing and other hobbies I had and things I wanted to learn. Also maybe a game recommendation, Play the ratchet and clank series on ps3! I recently played like all these games. Once I got into it I was like need to play them all! lol.
  21. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by Gamergrind in burnout... how to live with it?   
    i'm 35, been playing video games since the Activision was popular in the 80's, my 1st videogame as a toddler was Dungeons and Dragons thanks to my dad.
    In all my years playing videogames the single most important thing you can do is walk away and do something else for an extended period of time. Find a 2nd hobby, you need to give your body and mind a break from videogames maybe? Once you go back to gaming after a decent break it will feel refreshed and renewed.
    i play guitar and drums and create my own music on Ableton when i'm not playing videogames on my PC and PS3/PS4, that's my *goto* activity when i know i need a videogame break.
    you said it yourself.  " find myself burned out, bored and spending more time than ever just browsing joke pages on facebook, watching youtube channels about gaming, going on forums (like now), falling asleep on the couch when you get that depressing feeling of when your current fav TV show is ending soon and u have no idea what to watch next."
    find a second passion in life besides games
  22. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by AJW in a British guy   
    Welcome along to the Angry Army Squire. 
  23. fridgeracer liked a post in a topic by Gibbo in a British guy   
    Welcome to the AJSA
    Good to see a fellow Brit