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I have mentioned it before, this isn’t my first account on the temp.
Back in my early teen years I used to have millions of different usernames and email addresses.. cuz you know it was cool creating new email addresses back then and having multiple MSN accounts lol
But I remember, I was around here first during the slot 2 NDS flashcart era.
I remember how helpful, kind, respectful and awesome people were when I asked questions about the M3 DS perfect.
The biggest change I noticed is how quickly people jump the gun. This forum has several sections and sub forums for different purposes. If someone asks a question that has been asked a billion times, you don’t need to be volatile and rude towards them. In fact, you don’t have to reply at all if you don’t want to. Why not let someone else reply who feels helpful and wants to reply?
I understand it can get annoying and repeatative. But think about it, you just don’t have to respond if you don’t want to. “If you got nothing nice to say, say nothing at all!”
Oh and I remember @JPH , @Bonemonkey , @Hadrian , @acegunman @xcalibur
Many many many older active users.
So what do you think has changed the most?
I have been around since about 2005/2006ish. I know there are people on here who have been around since launch.
Bought and received it on launch day. Chilling inside this drawer.
Is it time? Should I open it? Anything worth playing on the system?
Please don't say Wild Breath..
I do own Wild Breath and Mario Kart. Also not opened yet.
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So I returned my OnePlus 5 and bought a Samsung galaxy S8 plus instead.
OnePlus 5 just sucked. The standby time was horrible. Charged 100% before going to sleep and woke up with 50%.. Not even many apps running in the background. Confirmed nothing wrong with the battery as screen on time was fine, but for some reason the standby time was horrendous.
Problems with apps..
Outlook didn't work properly(I need it for work)
Mythree app didn't work, phone kept restarting when I used that app.
Deleting contacts did not make it disappear of the contact list.
I did factory reset the phone and still same issues.
Over the past year, I have probably used more phones than a professional phone reviewer. I feel like Android operating system is a double edged sword.
Apps from the play store and the OS itself isn't optimized to run well on all phones. Developers are lazy or can't do it properly.
I have used:
Huawei P9 (had problems with certain apps and push notifications)
OnePlus 3 (problems with push notifications of certain apps and just problematic)
S7 (was ok but slowed down majorly over time)
Redmi note 3 (Chinese phone so didn't expect much and didn't work that great)
Redmi note 4 (same as above)
IPhone 6s (everything worked the way it's supposed to)
IPhone 7 plus (everything worked fine)
So these are some of the phones I have used recently. The reason I call Android a double edged sword is because so much is available on the platform so companies aren't moving away from it to make their own platform. However, it's definitely not a stable or even functional platform in my opinion.
Look. I am not an apple fanboy. In fact the opposite.. But I have finally given in. Apple is good. IPhone simply works for everything intended without headache.
I only bought a galaxy s8 plus because I didn't want to buy another 7 plus. Gave my one to my dad. So waiting for the new iPhone.
I have been looking around and I can see Arcade Table for two players(without screen) for around £250 and just the sticks(for two players) for around £100.
(and table top arcade machine for £1300+- if I look around, I can get it for half the price)
Debating whether I should get it
would be fun to experience the classics the way they were meant to be played.
(cadillacs and dinosaurs, the punisher, street fighter, 3 wonders, metal slug and million more )
what do you say?