Let's be friends!

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Prans, Sep 27, 2015.

Sep 27, 2015

Let's be friends! by Prans at 9:07 PM (5,215 Views / 8 Likes) 48 replies

  1. Prans
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    Reporter Prans Geek, gamer, human

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    Gamers have been for long considered as anti-social freaks locked up in their room, glued to their screens, only coming out of that cave to answer the call of nature...

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    Ahem! Let’s prove this stereotype wrong! We at GBAtemp are a huge community of internet browsers with one thing in common: games. Well, is it the only element in the intersection of our individual Venn diagrams? As part of the same community, why don’t we share what we do as gamers? What are your interests? What are your favorite activities? Which other websites you browse and what for? What TV shows you watch? Which YouTube channel you subscribe to and await impatiently for their new videos? I’ll leave that and other ideas you want to share to you in the comment section!

    I’ve realised that too often we lock ourselves up in what we call boring routine.You might relate to: School/college/uni has already started and the work load is piling up. Another day at work and the traffic’s not getting any better. Nothing to make your daily activities more enjoyable, more lively? What usually relieves us from said routine might be out of reach or too time consuming or worst even, has become redundant. Most of the time it’s due to lack of ideas or lack of new stimulation that we don’t find anything that interests us. But if we get to know more people, talk and share ideas with them, we might discover new interests and finally get out of the monotonous routine.
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    As it turns out, here’s a platform to share your favorite hobby/habits/stress-reliever with and help fellow gamers, who might be in need of these! As the adage goes, sharing is caring. And friends care for each other :)
     


  2. Vipera

    Member Vipera GBAtemp Maniac

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    My interests are gaming (obviously), music and travelling.
    My favorite activities are gaming (obviously), hanging out with people and playing a musical instrument. Which one? I'll never tell.
    According to Palemoon, I browse the following websites the most (in random order): Facebook, Gbatemp, Youtube, Furaffinity, Duolingo, Backloggery, MenProvement (yes), Google Mail and Papersera. I read the news on my phone (Zite is amazing).
    I tend to watch one TV show at a time. Currently I'm watching Will & Grace. I'm enjoying it. My favorite YouTube channels are LGR (even though he's making a lot of videos I don't care about, LPs), Stop a Douchebag, C&H, Collegehumor, Lapfox Trax, VSauce and a bunch of others.

    As for the main activity of this site, gaming, let's see... I love single player games, but I'll play a multiplayer one if it's flawless (so far: 0). Sometimes I play online in games like Super Smash Bros 4. I play everyday for at least one hour in total, no matter how busy I am. I have ~1.30 hours between busses and subway, so it's not that difficult for me to find the time. I play A LOT of games, but one at a time, rarely the opposite. I love hard games but I hate the trial-and-error ones, one of the reasons why I disliked "masterpieces" like Another World. I tend to play anything, with a particular rule for RPGs: no more than once per month. They fuck with my head way too much.
     
  3. Prans
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    Reporter Prans Geek, gamer, human

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    Thanks for your input @Vipera!

    Aha! Are you by any chance an ocarina master? Me and my friend we're really planning on starting our long awaited garage band... Just need to get the instruments... and the money... :glare:

    I'm also using Duolingo but on my phone in order to get my Spanish in shape, amigo!

    I was on this anime but needed a break, so I'm catching up with Gotham :lol:

    VSauce is amazing! You should try VSauce2 and especially VSauce3 for some Vsaucy gaming videos.
     
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  4. Jwiz33

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    Hey, I use Duolingo too :lol:
     
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  5. RustInPeace

    Member RustInPeace Samurai Cop

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    What are my interests? Video games, computers, metal and video game music, and movies. Particularly low budget B movies, softcore, some foreign dramas, "so bad it's good" movies, pretty much not following the Hollywood mainstream. I can count the amount of mainstream films I've seen this year with 2 hands. Less than 10 for sure. Porn, hentai, naughty shit. Podcasts, most of them cover the movies I love to see now.

    What are your favorite activities? Playing video games, watching movies, doing stuff on the internet.

    Which other websites you browse and what for? Porn sites, some forums, TMZ because I like to read shit on celebrities. I mean, I don't care for news on Kylie Jenner and other crap like that. Sextapes, embarrassing situations. Like the Hulk Hogan racists comments. Wow, couldn't have happened to a bigger asshole. Jeez, not a lot, I fill up my days with movies. I don't play video games a lot now, most of the time it's Pokemon, which is easy to multitask with other stuff.

    What TV shows you watch? Only one currently. True Detective when it's out, I recently binge watched Twin Peaks and Penny Dreadful's first season. I also binge watched some ecchi anime. Right now the only show I'm following is South Park. I am excited for Ash vs. Evil Dead. The Evil Dead movies turned me into a horror fan, having seen them in May. Yeah, before that, only horror comedies and the Shining was all I saw in the horror world. I've turned around big time, thanks to the trilogy and Bruce Campbell.

    Which YouTube channel you subscribe to and await impatiently for their new videos? Not really impatient in waiting for their stuff, but WatchMojo and Cinemassacre. On the latter, it's easy to catch on with their stuff because it's not too much in their regular schedule. For the former, I'm backed up with videos they did, too many movies for me to watch, Youtube has to wait.

    I want to add that I love watching efukt videos. Those are pretty crazy. I live in a cave really, I don't follow trends, hot topics, stuff like that. I used to follow wrestling, but it's been a year since I last watched it. My life now is just movies and working to get some money and buy stuff. Right now my big monetary goals are a gaming laptop (not necessarily to game, but for the performance), and monitors. At least one, the Predator X34. I may add another, 4K one for PC gaming.

    I've taken up interest in buying DVDs and Blu-rays based on the rarity of the film, and the extras. Like Frankenhooker, my last blu-ray purchase, I wanted the extras. I love the film, but I bought the blu-ray for extras. A shit ton from Arrow. Shipping took long, but that's the case of international delivery. Makes me wish I was in England.

    I have a sick penchant for typing up long winded movie reviews, I think this forum is lucky for not having threads for that. Maybe there is one, I just never bothered searching. I may have a mental disease, I am content typing to brick walls, for lack of a better phrase. The informal movie reviews I do at a forum are really unwarranted, I don't get direct responses for them, but I type them up anyways. I also shoot e-mails to a podcast, everyday, and I'm surprised they haven't told me to stop. I barely get a direct response from them, it's a manner of waiting for them to drop an episode where they reference my e-mails.

    When I play video games, it's the Wii U now. The only console I have hooked up. I don't have the other current gen, or even last gen consoles. I have a Wii, Gamecube that doesn't work, Sega Genesis 2 and 3 models. They still work. Nintendo 64, controllers don't work. GBA SPs, a DS Lite, 3 O3DSXLs, 2 N3DSXLs, even a 2DS that my youngest sister no longer cares about. It's hers technically, but I've kept it. That's it, pretty much a Nintendo fanboy. When I play games other than Pokemon, it's surely Super Smash Bros 4. I would like to play more games, I have some to play like Bayonetta 1 and 2, Mario Kart 8. Right now my time's devoted to movies.

    I think that's about it, I'm not too interesting. I can spew stories and other stuff, but I'm just doing the basics here.
     
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  6. BadJuju

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    That defines me pretty well.
     
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  7. ninditsu

    Member ninditsu GBAtemp Regular

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    Other than locking myself in my room to play games, I am also locked up in my shop. Does that count?
     
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  8. Dork

    Member Dork GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I hate all of you.
     
  9. kehkou

    Member kehkou does what Nintendon't

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    Interests/ Activities: Games, computing in general. I also like to draw, in particular graphic novels. I also create music. I like aviation and it is highly like that, when budget permits, I will get into RC aeromodeling.

    Browsing: Game stuff, News, and Wikipedia mostly.

    TV shows: [#1] King of the Hill. Also Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Futurama, Better Call Saul, Simpsons, Modern Marvels, and sometimes Adult Swim.

    Youtube Channels: The only subscription I have is CarCrashCompilation7, an almost daily series of compilations of Russian dash-cam auto accident and incident footage.
     
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  10. regnad

    Member regnad Button Masher

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    I'm a jazz bass player in my free time.

    I'm also into learning languages. I speak German as a second language and I'm learning Japanese. I teach English in Tokyo at an international high school.

    And I like to play with my four year old little boy.
     
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  11. LightyKD

    Member LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    I'll chime in. My interest are

    - Gaming
    - Tech (especially anything dealing with the Google ecosystem, Android/Chrome OS)
    - Porn (yes, I'm a big freggin perv)
    - Space (Wanna go there one day. Exploration, cool uniforms and alien women. Need I say more?)

    - The following TV shows (the top three are my "trinity)
    * Power Rangers
    * Star Trek
    * Impact Wrestling
    * Once Upon a Time
    * Extant (when it's in season)
    * Days of our Lives (and YES, I plot my lunch breaks JUST to watch
    * Sesame Street (hey, I have a little one and the show is fun)
    * MLP (Need I say more)

    - When it comes to music
    * Trust Company is my favorite band of all time.
    * I listen to Alternative, Pop, Country (must be a good song like "Drunk on a Pane") and Hip Hop (None of that gangsta I'm gonna shoot ya BS and the few I will listen to are for nostalgic reasons like NWA's "F*** The Police". Rap songs MUST be goofy i.e. "Bitch I Look Like Goku" or hype and fun like "It G Ma")
    * I LOVE violins especially contemporary style

    :yay:

    - Politics! It's just as much fun to me as pro wrestling. Aside from that I want to know EVERYTHING that goes on in this world. Should have worked for Wikileaks. One of these days I'm gonna be that Starfleet captain in the ready room making those big life and death decisions with admirals and prime ministers.

    - Pets
    I'm a cat person but I would love to have a Koala! They're sooooo damn cute.

    **Speaking of cute things, I love almost everything cute and yes I own cat ears and a pair of Pikachu ears that I have absolutely NO problem wearing out in public LOL

    With all of that said, I'm (almost) everywhere online as LightyKD. I guess this is most of me in a nutshell. I'm one weird guy lol
     
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  12. VinsCool

    Member VinsCool Figuring How Dreams and Reality Overlap

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    just an idiot who likes games and hacking.

    Hi, let's be friends :)
     
  13. anhminh

    Member anhminh Pirate since 2010

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    For a second I though we gonna discuss about being friend zoned because we playing too much video game. :D

    As for myself, I'm what people usually call weaboo, neckbeard or just simply loser..

    Only play Japanese game, read a lot of Manga and watch Anime every season. Have a waifu instead of real girlfriend. Have no friend or social connection. Have a boring jobs with steady income to pay for my hobby. Spend most of my free time home instead of going outside.

    I'm only 23 year old so maybe I can still change but I start to doubt it.
     
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    Member king_leo Real Hero

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    Here's me, I like long walks on the beach and hot ladies. Ignore the other manlets in the thread.

    Edit
    This thread is just depressing
     
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    Yay, a happy thread! As far as interests go, I've been working with 3D models for over 5 years, and I do 3D rendering and image manipulation as a hobby.
    One of my renders
    I've been playing guitar for a little over two years, but I don't consider myself a master. I rant about how bad I am after I get off, tbh. xD
    The only TV shows I've watched in full are TWD and Breaking Bad, and my favorite movies are horror movies and Marvel movies. (Age of Ultron is bae) (And anything that's downright epic, like Transformers and Pacific Rim.)

    Gaming? Oh ho ho. My favorite games are story driven games, side-scrollers, and horror games. (Uncharted, Outlast, Mario) Mario 3D Land was the first game I ever maxed out. (With 0 deaths!) I also maxed out the Mario Galaxy games. Mario. Yes.

    I grew up without social contact from the third grade to the ninth grade, so I'm immature a lot of the time. But I'm trying to improve so you guys won't ban me.
    There's not much else to say... I'm a boring 17 year old who spends too much time on the deep web and not enough time studying for his Driver's License.
     
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  16. LightyKD

    Member LightyKD Future CEO of OUYA Inc.

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    Don't feel bad. I'm married. Unless you enjoy the torture of being nagged at every possible second, you're not missing much :P
     
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  17. mbcrazed

    Member mbcrazed GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Coolll! A thread to get to know people! :yayps3:

    My interests are mainly computers! I'm always messing with them. Opening them up and examining every little detail I can and comprehend what it's all doing. I sometimes enjoy singing if I feel like it. As far as instruments go I play the Ocarina and the electric guitar! I haven't really been interested in T.V. shows in a while, but I've started watching South Park from the beginning and it's actually pretty funny! XD I miss watching anime honestly. However, when I get on CrunchyRoll SAO, Tokyo Ghoul, Bleach, Fairy Tail, and all these other animes aren't showing up! (Is it because China??)

    When it comes down to gaming I haven't had as much time as I usually do, (Screw you adulthood) but I do try to play every day so I can have some fun after going to school until 5:00 p.m. everyday. I'm on a break as of right now so I've been staying up until 2 in the morning just catching up on my 3DS games. I play all kinds of games, but I'm a HUGE Nintendo Fan. I refused to put my N64 in storage before I went to China for a foreign exchange program. It will always be close to my heart because I've had it since I was 3 years old.

    As far as a browsing the web I always have GBATemp open. It doesn't matter if I'm logged in or not I am always on this website! XD I get on the Chinese youtube which is called youku (pronounced yo-ku) and it has loads of free shows and movies. So I typically watch an episode of South Park before bed.

    Recently I've been reading into 3DS stuff and LUA seems quite interesting. It reminds me a lot of python so it seems like I could get into it. I can't wait for the 3DS to get larger and hopefully one day I can contribute in some way!

    It's nice to meet all of you ladies/gents and it's cool to see us all get together and help each other! We're just one big family! :lol:
     
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  18. Vipera

    Member Vipera GBAtemp Maniac

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    Nope! A much harder instrument, sadly :P
    Duolingo on the phone is awesome! Currently I'm learning some German.
    Is Vsauce3 the one with Joel? I pass D: never found him funny.
     
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  19. ironmaster49

    Member ironmaster49 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    My interests are right now are just working on a proper handheld device for emulation and having a 3ds latest firm exploit and getting work done
     
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  20. Haterbait

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    Makin' music. Homebrew beer. Reading Reddit. Ign. Sleeping. Work in a hospital. I play some 3ds smash bros. and wait for the piracy scene to become more appealing to the lazy. Maybe next gen... I already played all the games I want to anyway. I play guitar mostly. Record stuff under Haterbait and Building Peaks. Many unfinished musical projects that I haven't the motivation to complete. Luckily nobody cares.
     
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