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Off Topic: Non gaming discussions for gamers


Looking through the many comments on the site we've notice that you all enjoy having a chat. Given that we have no forum at the moment we thought it'd be a good idea to create a post where you can all have a chat, allowing us to keep any stories we write firmly on topic.

We already have a post in which you can swap Gamer ID's and this has worked well, so we are hoping that this post will also prove popular.

So please spread the word and use the comments field below to chat about what's on your mind, it doesn't have to be about games, it can be about anything you like, just keep it clean.

Edited On 08 Mar, 2013

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troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
JOE! You went and ruined it by telling me I had to keep it clean. Why would you do that? Anyways, in that spirit, what's everyone's favourite washing up liquid? Fairy platinum for me! :)
Johno Muller's avatar
...The green one, sometimes the yellow one instead when I'm feeling dangerous
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Don't like that Fairy Platinum, made my skin itch afterwards.
Dead 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Gloria, you need the old school stinky green one! "for hands that do dishes are as soft as your face, with mild green, fairy liquid!" I am very old!
troublemaker 4 years ago
Pyroloveridge's avatar
ha i sang that to the missus in Wilkinsons yesterday
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Now I've done it once, I'm gonna be singing it all bloody day! lol
troublemaker 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I'm sure you aren't as old as me TM;) And I prefer something fruity flavoured for my washing up, Asda does a nice strawberry one that is pretty good value.
Dead 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Asda do a nice pick grapefruit one too! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to hand my testicles in! I clearly don't deserve them!
troublemaker 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I'm sure they'll make someone a lovely pair of ear rings ;)
Dead 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Now there's an image. That will keep me up at night!
troublemaker 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
FAIRY PLATINUM FOR THE WIN!
0000000000 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
I genuinely just use whatever my girlfriend/mum buys me when they notice it gets too low. I'd probably be using bathroom soap without them...
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Off topic article to have off topic discussions... in theory we should discuss one of the current news articles as that would be off topic to the off topic article
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Is anyone else reading the Injustice: God's among us comics that are prequel to the games release in April? IMO they are one of my favorite DC comics of late.
Dead's avatar
No, but I want to, looked for it yesterday but the site was down for some reason.
Dead 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Are they digital releases? If so, I may give them a butchers
troublemaker 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I just had a look and am very surprised to see they aren't free.
Dead 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
That does surprise me! Maybe I won't bother then! I'm not that invested
troublemaker 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
There's always a way to get anything digital for free though, just downloading some of them now ;)
Dead 4 years ago
Pyroloveridge's avatar
yeah up to digital issue 8 is out, the paperback copies #1 and #2 are out also, these collect 1-3 and 4-6 in the digital versions. I bought all of them so far as i like the paper versions better but I am enjoying them so much i buy the digital the day its released, not too fussed about the extra cost its 66p a week
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
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HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
Did you know in Teas it is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second floor of a hotel? It's also illegal to die in certain towns in Italy
troublemaker's avatar
In a similar vain, In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. I'm moving! To Chester!
troublemaker 4 years ago
Johno Muller's avatar
Isn't it technically always after midnight?
Johno Muller 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Screw logic!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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0000000000 4 years ago
lets start some football banter.. wolves fan proud but not happy atm :D we got any midland fans in! or your typical glory hunters :P
troublemaker's avatar
Patriots and Ravens fan here. Does that count?
troublemaker 4 years ago
Johno Muller's avatar
Spurs fan, I always want to see Wolves back in the prem... easy 6 points
Johno Muller 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
Patrios suck :P Good what Brady did for the team though in terms of just taking a very small contract as Flacco goes and asks for a massive one. Celtic and NY Giants fan here! Gutted about the Juventus score, they played their game and we just couldn't break them down.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
I don't think brady should have gotten, or taken, the extension. he needs to coach. As a QB, he's not evolving with the game and we are falling from regard because of it. I's a bloody shambles! Flacco on the other hand, I'm not convinced either way. Next season, we'll see if his big head can fit into his helmet, then we'll see! Celtics? Hell yeah! Boston FTW! Giants suck! haha1 :)
troublemaker 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
johnno cheeky s**t lol
0000000000 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
johnno cheeky s**t lol as i recall we had a great game with spurs! 3-3 draw defoe score 2 outside the box scorchers to be fair! i love spurs as a team, they are my fifa pleasure lol
0000000000 4 years ago
LFC Bywater's avatar
What kiki he has a point :P Liverpool and Juventus fan. And New Orleans saints. :D
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
his point is cruel! lol
0000000000 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
Brady is the most consistant quarter back, and the fact he took an extension, when he could basically guarantee a bigger one than all players in the league, yet he wants the team to evolve, says a lot about him. He may not be the new breed that RGIII, Kaep etc are, but he's better than them all at the moment, and will be better still this year too. He's what make the Patriots great, and the fact that their running game was so weak to begin with, was the reason they dropped so many opening games.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
I agree with most, but the issue with Brady is that other teams defensive games are improving to keep up and stop the Wilsons and Griffins of the league. But when they do, they almost flatten Brady's game with little to no effort. Don't get me wrong, he is one of the greatest QBs ever, but as the game evolves, he needs to to. Watch all the Pats games from last year, apart from the destruction of the Rams, every win was by the kin of their teeth. Losing Gronk was an awful blow too. I simply think with Belicheck and Brady coaching one new blood, the Patriots old be back to unstoppable in a couple of years. The next Superbowl ring will be just as sweet coaching the team to it.
troublemaker 4 years ago
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0000000000 4 years ago
and mother dan is a con when you have kids, i have to buy my mom something AND my wife something from our kids! they need to grow up and pay themselves quick time lol
troublemaker's avatar
And you still just get socks on fathers day!
troublemaker 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
yeah i think asking for a ps4 for fathers day if i agreed to wait and have nothing on the day has just upset my other half lol
0000000000 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Now you're not even getting socks my friend. You'll be getting nothing but the cold shoulder for fathers day! Haha!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Looking down the thread, it's clear I have way too much time on my hands, replying to bloody everything. I'm at work! I may need a new job!
Johno Muller's avatar
Maybe you just need to do some work?
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Any job that lets you mess around on the internet all day sounds alright to me.
Dead 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
It's not so much "lets" me, more like, there is SFA to do, so I mess around online. then when work appears, I get angry because it stops me messing around online! Haha!
troublemaker 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
im also at work, my manager is to busy to keep an eye on me so why not take advantage! i hate my bosses so ill do as i please (on the sly)
0000000000 4 years ago
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
This thread should count towards the comment to win competition, because it fills the criteria of adding to the discussion, thoughts?
Joe2120's avatar
Yeah I guess.
Joe2120 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Yay, rewards for rambling about rubbish ;)
Dead 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
talking about washing up liquid is a very serious matter! and so are films football and mothers day :P
0000000000 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Not as serious as sausages, don't get me started on sausages, I love sausages.
Dead 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
what kind of sausages, i like a good gills sausage with smoked bacon a friend egg gently sat between 2 slices of mega thick white bread :P (damn ive made myself hungary)
0000000000 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Got to be good quality, most the supermarkets premium own brands are OK, I try and get Black Farmer when I'm feeling a bit flush though, they are the best I've found in the shops. Last year I invested in a sausage maker though, and make my own from time to time now. It not only works out better value, but you can really mix it up with the flavours by experimenting and have some amazing sausages. Some of the combinations I've tried so far have been chicken and bacon, curried beef, steak and bacon, and cheese and bacon. Seriously the best sausages I've ever tasted,and stuffing them yourself can be great fun, if a little messy.
Dead 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I did say not to get me started on sausages ;)
Dead 4 years ago
LFC Bywater's avatar
Its all about Richmond! Blackthorn apple cider ones are a beaut aswell. askingong as its pork and not horse then its all good lol.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
Malcolm Allan steak sausages are the best sausages out of them all. A nice pork sausage is good in a Toad in the Hole or something, but a steak sausage is just the perfect part of a fry up.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Never heard of Malcolm Allan sausages, but Richmond sausages are pretty bad, they have less meat content than all but the Tesco value ones.
Dead 4 years ago
LFC Bywater's avatar
I like them anyways, Cheap and cheerful :)
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
Can't beat cheap and cheerful sausages in the whole anyway. Went from 207lbs to 188lbs so far, and still enjoying a good selection of sausages. Lovely things.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Each to their own, some things in life can't be skimped on though, and one of those things for me is sausages. I'm not sure I'd call Richmond particularly cheap though, they're about twice the price of a comparable supermarket own brand.
Dead 4 years ago
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Dead 4 years ago
Why is it whenever you are waiting for a delivery they always turn up at the very last minute of their scheduled delivery window, been waiting since 7am for a new washing machine and they turned up literally the very last minute, almost on the dot.
0000000000's avatar
either that or when your on the toilet after holding what you need to do in for 2 hours plus! soon as your on it,,, knock knock DELIVERY!!
0000000000 4 years ago
Pyroloveridge's avatar
other way round for me, i live near most of the distribution centres so i normally get them earlier on the delivery schedule. which is nice
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
It's when you take the day off work, they are always late, so you could have finished work by the time they come. But if you are at work, they'll come as soon as you leave. I remember when I got my 3DS XL from here, I got my mum/dad to wait in the flat for me. Then I get a text saying I wasn't in, phoned my dad raging, turns out they were in the flat, but the guy couldn't get in the front door so didn't press the buzzer. Wasn't impressed.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I remember 3DS launch day, stayed in all day for it to arrive at about half five.
Dead 4 years ago
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Just a thing for people that play FIFA. If you play Fifa Ultimate Team and win a game this weekend, you get entered into a competition to win 1million coins (10 users) and 4 VIP tickets for the Manchester Derby (1 person). Most probably won't win, but easy competition to enter.
0000000000's avatar
im on fifa tonight to be fair, my brother is now in his house and back online so our club can rise from the ashes to claim division 9 glory! lol... he moved house the day after we started the club so not to much to brag i suppose lol
0000000000 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
I play in a team. Almost got a goal per game(In terms of goals or assists) from playing in midfield 50% of the time. Won Division 1 twice, rarely play as much anymore. Me and about 5 mates were the 3rd ranked FIFA Club in FIFA 09 as Bayern Munich. So much better that way, loved being Podolski!
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
scourge's avatar
i use too have a team, got to division 3 then they went on to other games. now i just play pro ranked match.
scourge 4 years ago
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yoda soldier 4 years ago
Can i say i have know idea how i am supossed to read comments on here anymore they just seem to be all about the place.
troublemaker's avatar
Newest on top with replies below them. It threw me for a sec, but I like it more this way. Especially when they bump articles from a few days ago, means I don't need to scroll to the bottom of the page for newest comments
troublemaker 4 years ago
yoda soldier's avatar
I don't like it :(
yoda soldier 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I don't like it either, feels unnatural.
Dead 4 years ago
LFC Bywater's avatar
Please change it back :(
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
This might not have been a good idea, because it looks like Washing up liquid is more popular than SimCity
0000000000's avatar
platinum washing up liquid! :P
0000000000 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
DRM free washing up liquid at that!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I'm a bit dubious for the new star wars film? VII ? bringing back Leia, Han and Luke is a great idea but they are going to need some seriously skilled people in the makeup dept especially for Mark Hamill, to make him look like a noble Jedi knight rather than a chubby voice actor (brilliant one)
0000000000's avatar
i like the joke about the galactic old folkes home they would all be in, still got a sense of humour which is fantastic
0000000000 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
It's gonna be "Cocoon" with light sabers! I'd watch that!
troublemaker 4 years ago
Pyroloveridge's avatar
yeah that would be funny, cocoon was amusing.
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
They can always do a TRON style CGI makeover.
Dead 4 years ago
Robichoico's avatar
I'm not bothered about it. 1, 2 and 3 were bad. And looking back... honestly I feel like people have nostalgia goggles when they watch it. Empire Strikes Back is decent. And A New Hope is ok. Then again. I grew up on Doctor Who and Red Dwarf so :P
Robichoico 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
The new Doctor Who is such rubbish though, I grew up with the third Doctor and although none of the following Doctors were as good they were at least the Doctor. The new Doctor, or Docturd as I like to call him, is a joke in comparison, and don't get me started on what they've done to all the classic bad guys and the universe in general. Mind you even the perversions of classic aliens that have been redesigned to make as action figures are still better than the new aliens we've been given. At least the new Red Dwarf isn't so bad, it doesn't feel quite right without Holly, but they've done everything else pretty well.
Dead 4 years ago
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Beazi 4 years ago
Who do you think will be relegated from the Premier League. As a Reading fan hope it's not us!
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
I did a predictor of the next results. Had Newcastle finishing 10th, The top 4 being made up of Spurs/Man Utd/Man City/Chelsea, in the same order as they are now, and Arsenal taking the 5th place. I, sadly for you, had Reading finishing 2nd bottom, with QPR above them and Wigan below. Maybe my bias in wanting Villa to survive is a thing though lol.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Beazi's avatar
I think you will be OK (if you support Villa). We are appalling though. We have some very good players. Le Fondre and Kebe are Premier League players. Its a surprise we've scored as many as we have as our service is poor. If the manager didn't have a barney every week with Guthrie he can fill that void. Akpan is good but still developing. Leigertwood has to be the worst Premier League player ever though hasn't he?
Beazi 4 years ago
LFC Bywater's avatar
Hate to say it bud but can see Reading going down now, I think the odds are 1/7 which is pretty much a dead cert. Can see Wigan going down too. Villa will be safe because of Benteke and Weimann. Not 100% sure who will take the last spot but i think QPR will be safe.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
I like Villa due to Lambert being an ex-celt, and having a few seasons of being them on FM lol. I think you did brilliantly to win the Championship, but staying up will be too much.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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0000000000 4 years ago
ive found my old 120 gig elite in the loft, trying to get some1 to swap me for a ps3 :( its not going well no interest :'( maybe its just not meant to be
LFC Bywater's avatar
Chuck it on eBay bud, might not get enough for a PS3 but you might get pretty close.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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Shoxy85 4 years ago
Wheres this section to share your gamer ID's? I'd very much be interested in unveiling my secret online identity to be Shoxy85.
Beazi's avatar
Mines PooleCraig. Not very original. Can work out where I'm from cant you lol
Beazi 4 years ago
HappyNoodleBoy's avatar
Croydon?
HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
Shoxy85's avatar
eeeerm....Poole in Dorset? My best mate came from there. Bringing his crappy cockney accent with him!
Shoxy85 4 years ago
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scourge 4 years ago
I think we need to get a FIFA Shopto club on the go, be good to get a bunch of us together on the 360 (or PS3) and take on the world! haha.
LFC Bywater's avatar
I would do mate but already in one with my friends, wish we could be in more than one at a time.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Shoxy85's avatar
Can I be a ball boy? Nobody kick me though.
Shoxy85 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
I'd love to have the option to play a few friendlies against people. Maybe unlock the trophy that means I win an online series tournament against a person.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
LFC Bywater's avatar
I think your a PS3 man right? sucks if you are cus i've only got a 360
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
Yeah, PS3 here :( Take it you are LFC Bywater on XBOX? My room-mate has an XBOX so I'm sure he wouldn't mind me playing a friendly or two. My XBOX is sitting in my attic because it was just playing up due to being so old.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
scourge's avatar
yea I'm also 360. love to play some of you guys on FIFA. Mind if i add you Bywater?
scourge 4 years ago
LFC Bywater's avatar
Sorry have only just seen this, Yeah thats my tag on Xbox, and sure Scourge :)
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I am disgusted with the True Commitment and Shopaholic achievements on Tomb Raider. I loved the game! finished it twice, then finished all but those two achievements. now i need to grind for 50 hours just to finish the 1000g it sucks as i don't like the multiplayer and if i didn't grind it it would take 100h+
troublemaker's avatar
I have this argument with alot of multiplayer achievements/trophies. They are there simply to keep the MP alive for a little longer. AC2 done it, Crysis 2 done it, and since those, I won't platinum a game that has that criteria of trophy unless it's say, Battlefield, a game I was going to play past the level 50 point anyway! I mean Christ, even Call of Duty this year has a prestiging trophy. that's unheard of!
troublemaker 4 years ago
yoda soldier's avatar
You have to learn to let that gamerscore go. Don't waist 50 hrs of your life playing something you hate.
yoda soldier 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I'm glad I'm not addicted to gamerscore like that, would drive me mad. Another thing I've found about the Tomb Raider achievements though is that after you've finished the game some areas become inaccessible making it impossible to collect all the items once you've finished the story. As good a game as it is and as much as I've enjoyed it I just can't be bothered with another playthrough to pick up a few bits I missed first time.
Dead 4 years ago
yoda soldier's avatar
Yeah i don't know if i will keep tomb raider once im done. I am relly enjoying it, but don't see the point of keeping it if i don't enjoy the multiplayer.
yoda soldier 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
That's why I only rented it, I knew it'd be a good single player, but once that's done it'd just gather dust.
Dead 4 years ago
yoda soldier's avatar
Yeah i have started to sell games after im done and if i want to i can pick them up again at a later date for less.
yoda soldier 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I used to do that, and even sold a few games on for more than I paid for them, but these days game prices fall so quickly you're lucky to get half what you paid, that's why I rent now.
Dead 4 years ago
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0000000000 4 years ago
ps3 in the bag :P straight swap for my spare xbox! what a deal
Dead's avatar
Nice one ;)
Dead 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Welcome to the club my friend. Get me added once you are online with it. TroubleMaker411
troublemaker 4 years ago
yoda soldier's avatar
Well done add me if you want yodaSoldier80
yoda soldier 4 years ago
yoda soldier's avatar
do you mind if i add you troublemaker?
yoda soldier 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
everyone stick in your ps adds ill add u all! need to get games now lol
0000000000 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Feel free to add me Yoda. No worries at all!
troublemaker 4 years ago
Johno Muller's avatar
I'll throw my hat in MachineKing90 is my PSN
Johno Muller 4 years ago
0000000000's avatar
it should arrive wednesday thursday latest! ill get set up already got an account, with no friends or trophies :( ill feel like a full on noob!
0000000000 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte :)
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Pyroloveridge's avatar
pyroloveridge as usual, don't play it much though
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
SaiyanNox (Did you expect anything else from me?)
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
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Dead 4 years ago
I'd like to kiss the man who created Jagermeister.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
If you get the chance to kiss him, send me his address. I'd like to do unspeakable things to him. And not in a friendly matter. Something I don't want to write on here incase the police come across it! Horrid. And it always gets dragged out on nights out.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Hahahahaha, I suppose it is pretty nasty stuff, but then again that is probably why I like it.
Dead 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
Worst of it all, people mix it with Red Bull. An even worse drink!
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Red Bull is a little sickly for my tastes, I use Boost.
Dead 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
I can hack Boost with my vodka. Probably the only energy drink I can. Behind Lucozade of course. Original, the cure for a hangover.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Lucozade makes a great mixer, used to have the orange flavour with vodka all the time back in the nineties.
Dead 4 years ago
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
with all the bonus DLC being announced for INJUSTICE on foreign Amazon sites and Gamestop when will the UK version be getting pre order bonuses????? i ordered the collectors through amazon so i'm hoping they get something
Dead's avatar
I thought it had already been announced, we're getting the Dark Knight/Blackest Night DLC with the zombie mode.
Dead 4 years ago
Pyroloveridge's avatar
oh i thought that was just on the German Amazon site, fingers crossed. i kind of want the Red Son DLC too
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
Well shopto have got it, so I presume it's a UK thing. Red Son DLC does look good, but I really want a silver age costume pack. Just hope the Wii U version gets all the DLC.
Dead 4 years ago
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0000000000 4 years ago
ps3 has arrived :) 6 hours for a full format though!!!!! :(
Joe2120's avatar
You got a PS3? Full format does take a while.
Joe2120 4 years ago
Pyroloveridge's avatar
everything seems to take ages on my PS3.. it is the oldest model though its communication speed with online is awful.
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
I feel for you. I had to full format once my PS3 randomly stopped letting me connect longer than 2 minutes on FIFA online. Took me ages, plus setting up a new username etc. :(
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
yoda soldier's avatar
And then it has to sync thats what i hate about my ps3 sync this sync that.
yoda soldier 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
It used to be so easy to view your trophys. Now you have to sync to view :(
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
A hint, if you want to just check your trophies, highlight trophy collection, hit Triangle, set the view to offline mode, this will show you your trophies without the need for sync. I discovered that when the new firmware insisted on synching even if I was in game. Bloody stupid. Hope it helps
troublemaker 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
You're a good man, a strong man Troublemaker. Good call.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
My pleasure. Glad I could help!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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troublemaker 4 years ago
So I need a little help if someone has some advice. I own a domain, I want to run a blog type website on it. The problem is, in as simple terms as possible, I want to run two blogs. One for film reviews, and one for game reviews. Unfortunately, CGIs like Wordpress only allow one blog feed, additional pages are just one article. So I'm looking for advice on a simple to use CMS that will allow me to build the site like that. Joomla and Mambo both seem good but I can't find my way around the content for them. Any advice would be great please. I am pretty experienced, I can hand code in HTML4. BT I fear what I want will be too much for that. Cheers in advance
Pyroloveridge's avatar
er? I can make pretty good formulas in excel...
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
Haha! Cheers mate. I thought that was going to be the kind of answer I got. Had my fingers crossed for some assistance. I'm banging my damn head against a wall trying to make it work! Ironically, I can't do excel formulas!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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troublemaker 4 years ago
oh, oh, oh. i have another awesome question! Anyone want to guess as to when the shopto forums will be returning? it's a pretty cool community appearing here. The forums would be welcome I reckon!
Dead's avatar
Forums would be good :)
Dead 4 years ago
Shoxy85's avatar
I just want something where I can keep track of what I've commented on and if I have any replies to it.
Shoxy85 4 years ago
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
That damn 'home' button is now in the top left corner instead of the news button at my work (It's a bit weird, it's an old IE browser so shopto isn't as nice looking as it is in my home). Need to keep recorrecting myself :(
troublemaker's avatar
yep, I keep doing that too! My work browser doesn't come into it! I'm the admin, I installed Firefox for my personal stuff! Haha!
troublemaker 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
I've actually started using IE9/10 at home when I got Windows 8. Google Chrome started causing too much needless problems, and Firefox didn't seem to run as quick as it used to.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
troublemaker's avatar
I'm very anti-windows 8 so FF still runs sweet as a nut for me! I have taken to using my ipad for most things now when I'm at home. And Safari sucks!
troublemaker 4 years ago
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
Aye, Safari is a horrendous experience. I couldn't get in to the tablet world, having tried to on a Kindle Fire HD and an Ipad 3. I have a very good quality laptop, but it's a bulky one, 17 inches. I just want a normal desktop back, but I have no room to put it anywhere. My fabled gaming room disappeared when I decided I wanted a room-mate so I could be 'rich'... :(
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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I have an iPad mini, just to replace the little netbook I had on my coffee table. Works a treat for what I want, and I can quickly remote in to to my desktop upstairs to do anything i can't do on the tablet. I do need a high spec laptop though. I do video editing and need to get rid of my desktop machine. Need to make room for incoming kid!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Kids always ruin plans! Only problem with my laptop is it is basically plugged in to a wall 24/7 as its battery life is simply pathetic. Has a high end graphics card and everything but the fact that ti's supposed to be portable but isn't annoys me. I've started 'video editing' or should I say, recording fifa videos on my elgato and trying to make them pretty. alas, it doesn't quite work out that way.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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I used to do a lot of recording footage. even done this one afternoon when I was bored http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgD0-4vPYL0 But i like creating stuff now. a few edits, but mainly making weird little graphics. Don't do too much with PC being in a different room now!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Nice. Looks a lot better quality than mine atleast! I record mine 1080i but somehow they come out looking dingy. Only learnt how to put music on them and just put them out like that so far, not done voice recording or that as I have no clue. Just do them for my FIFA club anyway. - I tried creating graphics when making your own sigs and stuff was the in thing. I realised that I didn't have the slight of touch or the patience to ever be good at it though!
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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Shoxy85 4 years ago
Lets see who is the saddest/most eager gamer on here in terms of per order value. I'll start us off with my preorders currently sitting at £1901. 12 year old me would be so proud :)
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I have nothing in my pre-orders at the moment, but gears will be in there on monday. My already bit on here looks pretty bad though lol.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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Haha I only preorder so that when it turns up I can claim "I forgot I'd ordered it".
Shoxy85 4 years ago
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How many PS4s did you order? Only got about £250 on mine.
Dead 4 years ago
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My pre-order total is 0, My new years resolution was to only buy games once they drop below £20 so that pretty much makes all pre-orders pointless
Johno Muller 4 years ago
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I have 2 PS4's on order. So still a stupid amount of games.
Shoxy85 4 years ago
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My Pre-order count stands at 614.18GBP give or take about 80GBP since I have both X&Y and both versions of Dark Souls 2 Pre-ordered
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
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Havak 4 years ago
Wow, I thought my current pre-order total over £710 was bad! Haha Although I only own a Wii U and 3DS to buy games for...
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Dead 4 years ago
Can we have some smileys please? ;)
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
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I want the Penguin one and the facepalm :D
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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The facepalm would come in very useful, but I'd be happy with just the basics.
Dead 4 years ago
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i always like the Batarian smiley ::)
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
£842.35. PS4, AC4, Controller, Watch Dogs, Kingdom Hearts Remix 1.5, Fire Emblem: Awakening, The Witcher 3, Deep Down, Infamous: Second Son, Destiny, Killzone: Shadow Fall. Most just sitting in there just now to see how much it'd cost! My overall total of £2,544.72, isn't exactly great reading, but not all those have been for me! Due to shoptos quality delivery, my mates make me pre-order their fifas and fm's for them too.
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Kiss ass ;-)
Johno Muller 4 years ago
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Meant it as a reply <_< And if it means I win the comments competition, so be it :P
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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My money is on troublemaker for the comment to win competition this week, lots of people seem to have disappeared now most the prizes are given for reviews instead of comments.
Dead 4 years ago
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I don't mind most of the people that should be in for a shot at it. I've genuinely looked at a few of the winners who have won in the weeks where others have been ineligble, and can't remember having a good discussion/reading a good post from them.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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Your recognition is all I need Gloria :) haha!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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You're right though. It's a shame that it seems that the only reason people were around was free games! Oh well. Who needs 'em? Quite liking the little community that has appeared here
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Agreed, it is a good community. You are still getting quite a bit put towards a game you want though, rather than a free game you may not.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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I quite like the idea of points (and extra ways to win them, I like writing, and while my stuff aint great, it's practice isn't it) it does seem like a few people vanished once they stopped giving free games. It's a shame.
troublemaker 4 years ago
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I agree. But no 'great' members have disappeared, which is always good. The ones I'm happy to have a conversation with are still about, even if under new aliases ;)
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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Do you mean 'kevin' and his new name of 'PrometheusFan'? He should have stuck with his real name instead of letting everyone know he loves crap movies.
Dead 4 years ago
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Yeah. I've still to watch it so I'll get back to you about the 'crap movies' part lol.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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What's wrong with Prometheus? It was supremely over hyped,and was awful as an "alien prequel" but as a film, it was alright
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Yep, would have been alright if they hadn't gone as an Alien prequel, but they did and in doing so crapped all over a much loved franchise, which makes it crap as far as I'm concerned.
Dead 4 years ago
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oh god I had wiped Prometheus from my memory!
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
Now to take the discussion into a little morbid direction; songs to play at a funeral. My vote goes for Highway to Hell by AC/DC
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Lost Johnny by Motorhead for me ;)
Dead 4 years ago
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Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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Another one bites the dust - Queen. Apparently that was the most used song a few years back lol
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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"Everybody Loves You When You're Dead' CopShootCop
Datastatic 4 years ago
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Dead 4 years ago
I has frazzles, and cider ;)
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I took my mum/dad/girlfriend out for mothers day last night (Only day my mum could get free at night) and had a Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime Cider. It was brilliant. Usually I can only have 1 Kopparberg of that type and my stomach ends up in knots, but this was just brilliant really. Frazzlers are fantastic though and cost a bomb in all the places near my work :(
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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On the Magners pear right now, Brothers do some nice flavoured ciders too, love their strawberry flavour.
Dead 4 years ago
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Brothers is probably my favourite, but then I do feel like my teeth are going to fall out after a few of them! Not a fan of pear, but strawberry goes down easy.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
What's the opinion on the ECL/Europa League draws then? Think it could be all 3 teams in to the Semi-Finals with Lazio for the English teams. And could see Juventus turning over Bayern, with the other 3 favourites going through.
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Lazio, Newcastle, Spurs and Kazan. Barcelona, Dortmund, Bayern and Real. Lazio vs Spurs Final and Bayern vs Real too depending on how the semi's line up for champions league otherwise all Spanish tie I think
Johno Muller 4 years ago
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Lazio have the chance to win the tournament, but Spurs nullified them pretty effectively with players like Carroll and Naughton playing. Kazan are a good team, but only got through v Atletico because of stupidity of Atletico sending up their keeper at 1-0 down int he first leg. But alas, Chelsea have a fixture pile-up that nobody wants. Might just mean Arsenal/Liverpool grab 4th spot now. I think Barca v Real in the semis will happen. And hopefully by the time that happens, they'll have their manager back.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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Kazan will walk over Chelsea in Russia because of the fixture congestion which is no-ones fault but their own. Russian clubs do well in Europa league because they don't have any congestion as their league gets winter off, for obvious reasons, but struggle against strong opposition, which is why they do badly in Champions League. Spurs will play Newcastle in the semis and perform over 2 legs better.
Johno Muller 4 years ago
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Hoping that Juventus can topple bayern. Makes me annoyed though because if Arsenal had managed to topple them i could have gone to the Emirates to watch Juve. Guess i'll just have to wait till they are in the final at Wembley :P ..And a small Lotto win at those ticket prices.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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And i can't see Newcastle beating Benfica away from home. Maybe take them to St James' park only being 1 - 0 down they will stand a chance.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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Newcastle will win at the Sports Direct Arena, but it's down to not losing in Portugal
Johno Muller 4 years ago
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Think Chelsea will win Europa and Juve for champions league. Still unbeaten in the Comp and Bayern will crumble at the Juventus Stadium.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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You've got to see though that Zenit and Anzhi have looked subpar against English sides, and Rubin are 6th place behind both of them, and are 2 places below a Spartak side that Celtic put away twice. I can see Newcastle doing to Benfica what they did to Anzhi at their park, going out 4-5-1 and just pass it around them without troubling themselves. We were better than Benfica when they came to us, but just couldn't get a win, and I have no doubt st James'll be the same atmosphere. I've applied for tickets to wembley, now looking at it, I wish I'd gone for the 45 euro ones for the europa in amsterdam too, that'd be a brilliant weekend away.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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troublemaker 4 years ago
So, what are everyone's plans for the weekend? not much in the way of gaming for me I don't think. Maybe start my Crushing playthrough on Uncharted 1. But just chilling with wife, Game of Thrones season 2 and Sons of Anarchy season 4 Blu-rays. And an AWESOME UFC card on Saturday night! Haha! Thank god it's Friday
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UFC card is indeed going to be absolutely fantastic. Quiet one for me. Got a few mates coming around tonight, they're bringing their asda pizzas while I bring my games console. Smash a few of them at FIFA in preperation for our big tournament next month. Got the gym tonight too, then UFC card saturday, then I'm thinking about hitting the pub for the Hearts v St Mirren Cup Final as it should be a good atmosphere even if horrid football!
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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Going to try and get in to Dead Space 3, played the first hour of it when I finshed Tomb Raider last Sunday and haven't been tempted to go back to it all week. Will have a stab at MGS 3D too.
Dead 4 years ago
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I've had way too many weekend recently where the entire weekend has disappeared doing stuff. This weekend, I'm doing SFA! Not leaving the house except to walk the dog if I can help it!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Double XP on Battlefield 3, might catch a movie and try and get a few missions on Mass Effect 2 out of the way for my FemShep
Johno Muller 4 years ago
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Do a bit of betting and watch soccer saturday and the tv footy matches. Might even make my way down to Home Park with the Gf to watch Argyle. Depends how i feel about spending £48 for 2 tickets for a basement club in league 2....
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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Any tips? I've got on Braga/Wolfsburg/Marseille tonight. Only about 4.5's, but should come in.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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Sorry bud just seen this. Just done a silly accy for tonight but haven't looked at tomorrows game yet. Tonight just stuck £1 on Marseille, Le Havre, Monaco, Tours, Braga and Bursaspor for £29 return. Got a quid on a tenfold which returns £3670.38 :D Doubt that one will win though.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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I spent the whole weekend in London doing shit that my mate won in a competition, seeing how the other half live is weird but funny. at one club there was a bottle of vodka that cost £2500 and Champagne that cost £6500. are people really stupid enough to pay those prices
Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
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I guess when they are on 50k a week it's peanuts to them. Stupid i know.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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Dead 4 years ago
Saints Row 4 trailer, coming this August. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax5lfDVjF3w
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You know that advert, where the kids are shown tickets for eurodisney and they properly spaz out with the happy dance? That's what I done when I saw that trailer earlier. Brilliant! Well excited. More of the same, I can't wait!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Me too, love it way more than GTA.
Dead 4 years ago
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I've played SR2 but that's it. I was not a huge fan of GTA IV the first time I played it though. Keep going further and further away from the magic of Tommy Vercetti and 'unnamed guy' from GTA Vice City and GTA III.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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SR3 is just plain stupid. But that's what I loved about it! Sometimes there's nothing better than screwing around in a game for a few hours. And when it comes to fun, daft games, nothing beats Saints Row. The third is great, and dead cheap now. Worth a punt!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Dead 4 years ago
Any other dog owners want to share a picture of their furry friends? This is my little Sadie, 14 this year and still going strong ;) http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225815_343922099035446_19685770_n.jpg
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Looks like such a happy dog lol. More of a cat person myself though.
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
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Doesn't load at my work <_< Stupid old age internet. I'm a cat person too, no dog'll ever compare to Sam, my dog I grew up with, so kind natured. So I'm happy to put up with cats that just purr.
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
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My 3 year old rescue Cookie, https://twitter.com/Brooker411/status/301393547666542593/photo/1
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Sadie is gorgeous BTW.
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Thanks, Cookie is well cute too, I love Staffies, Sadie is my third.
Dead 4 years ago
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We've only had er a couple of months. She's my first staff. We are a boxer and Rotty family, so a little staff is wierd for me. but she's good as gold and perfect for the wife's first dog. I'm convinced she's a lab cross though. she has a lab's facial features, and she's taller and leaner than most staff's i have met. But she's an angel either way, just makes the house complete!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Looks pretty pure to me, she's still young and will fill out as she grows up, Sadie was well skinny when she was young but filled out nicely.
Dead 4 years ago
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Aw Cookie is beautiful Troublemaker i'll try to post a picture of my lhasa apso Lubo once he is asleep since he won't let me take a picture of him at all when he is awake (Puppy won't sit still)
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
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Thanks now, while we wait for baby, she's the light of my life :)
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Dead 4 years ago
Rude names in the twitter feed mixed in with our comments makes me laugh ;)
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you should follow BT on twitter. they share all their replies, and some of the names are brilliant!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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I can imagine, I don't do Twitter though, Facebook is my limit when it comes to social media and I took some talking in to with that.
Dead 4 years ago
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twiiter is great for those boring days at work. I spend my life making sarcastic comments for no other reason than hoping I make someone that follows me laugh! I am a massive fan of twitter on the whole though. When Twisted Metal came out last year, I spent 2 hours chatting to David Jaffe over twitter about the game, it was immense! It ended with me jumping into a MP game with him and chatting to the man himself while he kicked my ass at his own game. You couldn't have done that 5 year ago. I was well chuffed that day!
troublemaker 4 years ago
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Considering Shopto block you on twitter when you swear to them, seems like a good idea to have a rude name in your name instead
Johno Muller 4 years ago
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lol @FuckMovey made me laugh. That's why I love Twitter Troublemaker you get to have conversations with people you would never have a chance to talk to ever,its good fun. Why would you swear to them Johno?
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
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I just happened to swear during a tweet that mentioned them, I wasn't even being nasty
Johno Muller 4 years ago
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Just paid for my Import of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Treasure Box edition. Once I factored in postage and all it came to about £80. Fingers crossed customs don't get ahold of it. (Nothing against paying customs. It's the scam known as the Royal Mail handling fee that irks me.)