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Th3solution

@Kidfried Nuts. Welp, that has me properly worried (and sorry for you as well).
How far along are you in the game, if you don’t mind my asking?

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

LtSarge

@nomither6 That's honestly one of the reasons why I have a hard time going back to PS3 and 360. It just takes such a long time to get back into a game, especially on the 360 as it takes forever to sign in to Xbox Live. I've contemplated numerous times to buy the same game on PS4 just so I can utilise rest mode lol. We've definitely been spoiled by the newer consoles.

LtSarge

Thrillho

@Kidfried Ah man, that sucks. I don’t suppose it’s still under warranty? When I had to send mine off I was pleasantly surprised at how quick the turnaround was (less than 2 weeks I think). Probably worth contacting Sony either way if it’s done it twice.

Thrillho

Gremio108

@Kidfried Around February/March last year I had this issue. Most games would work fine, but Elden Ring kept bricking the PS5. I'd go back to Tchia for a while and everything would run smoothly, but then as soon as I went back to Elden Ring - boom. Bricked PS5 again after about 45 minutes of playing.

The problem, it turned out, was that my cat had been walking behind my console and enjoyed rubbing himself against it. I only found this out after I took the covers off, unscrewed the fan and cleaned it all out. I pulled out a load of cat fur, and it was pretty dusty too. This is coming from someone who looks after his games consoles (never had an issue in three decades of gaming). The PS5 is designed to let more air out, but it also lets a lot of other crap in. Since then, I've had to repeat the process once, around October last year.

This video gives a quick overview of the process but there are more in depth ones knocking about. A lot of them bang on about using a vacuum spray but I just got stuck in there with kitchen roll and the hoover nozzle.

I hope this helps

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

Gremio108

@Kidfried Fingers crossed. Mine was bricking completely, and wouldn't come back to life until I unplugged it from the wall and gave it a minute. Let us know how you get on

Good job, Parappa. You can go on to the next stage now.

PSN: Hallodandy

Kidfried

@Gremio108 Your experience is really similar to mine. Plus I have a dog -> a PS5 full of her hairs.
I tried Horizon again today, and it didn't crash anymore during the big fight it bricked on last few times. So I consider that enough of a win.

I've been gaming for a few hours, so all is well it seems. All thanks to my squires @Th3solution and @Gremio108

Now...

To get back to talking about gaming again. I think I discovered about 50% of Horizon's map, and I am kind of a completionist in that I try to do everything in an area when I am there.

I have put in many, many hours into the game already. And to be honest, there is so much more content then I thought there would be. I haven't read about this online reviews, but it's insane how many quests (all fully voice acted) they put into this game. It's overwhelming, but also quite the achievement.

And I do appreciate that once you think you discovered everywhere somewhere, doing other quests night even trigger new quests in locations you thought you cleaned out. Definitely makes the world feel more alive than any AC game, where you do a quest somewhere to never return to that location again. Here I'm constantly hopping all over the map.

Kidfried

Thrillho

@Kidfried Glad to hear that’s (hopefully) all that was wrong with your console. I probably need to open mine up for a clean again soon rather than leaving it for four years like with my PS4..

And on your point of HFW, one of the (many) things that has impressed me in BG3 is that most of the side quests are tied to the story so never feel like filler. I can only think of one that has been “go here, get this thing, and bring it back” and even then that has some grey morality to it too.

Thrillho

Black_Swordsman

@Jimmer-jammer Have you seen the post above that I made yesterday? If you have an appropriate gaming PC that meets the specs, it might be right up your street!

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"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation." - Alasdair Gray

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Black_Swordsman

@Th3solution How are you? What are you playing right now? Been a while since we last spoke. I am still grinding in DeS as my op build wasn't op enough for Allant. Think I may have already told you, but yeah, I have levelled Vit up to 67 aiming for 99 ,found a sweet farming spot, then aiming to raise End to 40 from 25 and Str 66 from 34, so yeah, not an incredible amount of leveling up to go and the farming spot I am currently using allows me to get about 50,000 souls in like 20 minutes.

I was thinking of playing through DkS 1 again for a third time later in the year, but the thought of going through the arduous trials of Sen's Fortress, Anor Londo & Crystal Cave (invisible walkways area) again fills me with dread. I had great fun with my GiantDad (Mask of the Father, Giant's Armor, gauntlets & leggings, Chaos Zweihander) build though, and fancy another playthrough with the same build. Thoughts?

"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation." - Alasdair Gray

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Jimmer-jammer

@TheBrandedSwordsman That’s awesome! Didn’t watch the whole thing but P is looking stylish!

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Th3solution

@TheBrandedSwordsman Doing well, my friend. I have been playing FF16 and also, surprisingly enough, Power Wash Simulator. 😅 I gave PWS a try on a whim, and it’s a decent distraction from the usual gaming fare, but definitely not for everyone. It’s a ‘turn off your brain and chill’ type of game, like doing a coloring book or a jigsaw puzzle or something.

I’m going to start A Plague Tale: Requiem this weekend, time permitting. The Game Club thread is playing that this month so I’m going to join in. I like being able to talk about what I’m playing with others who have played it or are playing it, so that’s the plan.

Sounds like you’ll be ready to finally take down Allant soon. As for DkS1, it’s an awesome game. Would you consider doing a different build, like maybe a dex build or a pyro build?

I have never done a dex build in any of the souls games yet and so I think I might go that route the next time I play one. Have you played DkS2? I forget.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Black_Swordsman

@Th3solution PWS sounds like a great relaxing game, like Papers Please, I want to play that one, have you ever played it? Also I don't think I would like to do a different build as, like I was saying, the enjoyable nature of the GiantDad build is what makes me want to do another run with the same build, the Chaos Zweihander is just so OP in a NG run. Let me know about your adventures in DkS 3 if/when you get around to playing that one, completed it twice, best game in the series after DkS 1 imo. And, yeah ,maybe try a dex build in your next Souls adventure!

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"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation." - Alasdair Gray

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Jimmer-jammer

-44C this morning. -57C with the windchill. Power was out for a few hours overnight. Why do I live here? 😂

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” C.S. Lewis

Th3solution

@TheBrandedSwordsman I did play Papers, please a few years ago. It was good, not great, imo. It is a more chill experience, but it takes some strategizing and is stressful at times trying to filter through people’s documents and decide if they should get through the border. It can be a little depressing too, with its political implications. It’s definitely a very unique game, unlike any other I’ve played.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Black_Swordsman

@Th3solution Well if it's only good and not great I'll probably give it a miss. I was just quite interested by the moral aspect of the game, deciding whose future gets a positive or negative impact - the power is in your hands, haha.

@Jimmer-jammer How is Lies of P going man? I was going to ask you as well, do you have any Souls or Soulslike plats? I was going to attempt a LotF (2023) plat, as, based on the opening level it seems like the best Soulslike I have played and it would be nice to have at least one plat besides My Name is Mayo as a long-time PS player. 🤣

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"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation." - Alasdair Gray

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Black_Swordsman

@Th3solution Oh! And sorry I just saw your question about DkS II again - I haven't played much of it but I didn't really enjoy what I played of it, got the Greatsword for a Str build as usual but it took many tries for me to get it and I just didn't like the lack of Miyazaki's influence on the game.

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"Man is the pie that bakes and eats himself, and the recipe is separation." - Alasdair Gray

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Bundersvessel

I wonder if we will see Broken Roads released after the rather appalling shuttering of Versus Evil?

That gum you like is going to come back in style!

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