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by Otto-matic Reiffel
08 Jul 2020, 15:46
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!
Replies: 1325
Views: 351051

Re: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!

For any early morning people, looks like Watch Dogs 2 will be free for a short while during Ubisoft's Forward show on the 13th. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/550117 Current times are somewhere around Australian Eastern Standard Time: Pre-show 4:00am, Show 5:00am. Post-show 5:45am (QLD, NSW, ACT,...
by Otto-matic Reiffel
02 Jul 2020, 18:38
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Show us your latest purchase - Winter 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 647

Re: Show us your latest purchase - Winter 2020

Disco wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 14:33
It should simply be illegal to take credit card details when offering a free trial, IMO.
Their official reason for doing it would likely be to prevent easy endless free trials.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
01 Jul 2020, 10:44
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Show us your latest purchase - Winter 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 647

Re: Show us your latest purchase - Winter 2020

Ah fuck! I forgot to cancel Spotify 2 days ago at the end of my trial so I've officially paid for my Spotify account now. That's how they get you :D 1TB NVMe drive... Slowly moving games across onto it. Then I can get rid of my external HDD... maybe plug it directly into my router as a network stor...
by Otto-matic Reiffel
27 Jun 2020, 00:59
Forum: Simulators
Topic: Star Wars: Squadrons
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Star Wars: Squadrons

Still have my Logitech 3D pro that I bought probably 15 years ago. It has been gathering dust for many years - think the last time I used it was when Battlefield 3 came out. Might get it out again if Star Citizen ever materializes in game form. Pity really, but most of the games have way better mous...
by Otto-matic Reiffel
19 Jun 2020, 18:16
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Show us your latest purchase - Winter 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 647

Re: Show us your latest purchase - Winter 2020

Now you've got me thinking about putting in some red LEDs. I haven't even got it yet dammit!
by Otto-matic Reiffel
19 Jun 2020, 13:41
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Disco wrote:
18 Jun 2020, 21:12
I love how you didn't focus on the fact she ate mouldy hot dogs :lol:
Given the amount of preservatives in your average hotdog I'm surprised anything would grow on it.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
19 Jun 2020, 13:40
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Show us your latest purchase - Winter 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 647

Re: Show us your latest purchase - Winter 2020

Fancy new router because I'm tired of the one supplied by my ISP
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by Otto-matic Reiffel
18 Jun 2020, 12:44
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

There might be an element of getting caught in there. My mum used to do something similar. Would never finish dinner, but we'd find her chowing down on toast a couple of hours later.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
16 Jun 2020, 12:10
Forum: Simulators
Topic: Star Wars: Squadrons
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Star Wars: Squadrons

You forgot Freespace and Wing Commander :)

Looks good for a CGI trailer, but being EA I'm sure they'll fuck it up somehow. Probably loot boxes and online multiplayer only with a singleplayer afterthought.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
31 May 2020, 20:14
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Rather than dump, check around to see if a charity or school wants it. Might only be good to take apart for courses but it's better than the dump.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
27 May 2020, 11:30
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!
Replies: 1325
Views: 351051

Re: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!

Are the DLCs worth it? Partner likes those kind of games but Paradox is crazy with the amount of DLC.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
25 May 2020, 11:23
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

If you check the freefolk subreddit there are still plenty of people making memes about how bad it was.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
22 May 2020, 20:31
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!
Replies: 1325
Views: 351051

Re: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!

I always get a chunk of the way through Borderlands then get bored. Looter games don't seem to be my thing any more.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
22 May 2020, 16:32
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!
Replies: 1325
Views: 351051

Re: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!

Stupid roman numerals
by Otto-matic Reiffel
22 May 2020, 10:55
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!
Replies: 1325
Views: 351051

Re: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!

Civilization VI is currently free on the Epic store - https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... on-vi/home

Edit: Actually Civ 6.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
19 May 2020, 10:28
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

I do prefer summer far more than winter :)
by Otto-matic Reiffel
18 May 2020, 13:09
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Cold weather migraines are apparently a thing. I'm fine in bed, but if it's cold outside with wind blowing I'll often get a headache.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
15 May 2020, 10:44
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!
Replies: 1325
Views: 351051

Re: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!

Direct link for the GTA5 thing - https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p ... uto-v/home

Apparently they are having a few website issues due to the volume of people trying to collect. Should be free until 21 May.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
13 May 2020, 12:20
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Just a warning, if one of the hard drives properly crashed before you retired it, there might be a lot of loose carbon and random detritus in the case. Don't open them on a nice white couch :)
by Otto-matic Reiffel
12 May 2020, 17:29
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Tools recommended are a small phillips head screwdriver for the case screws (note that some of them will be under stickers) A flat head screwdriver to break the case seal. A rubber thumb to stop the platters spinning around while you unscrew the central bolt Possibly some allen keys depending on how...
by Otto-matic Reiffel
11 May 2020, 12:59
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

For the magnetic drives a degausser will also work, but unlikely you have one lying around. For the "easiest" options platter drives are normally done with a drill press while SSDs need to be pulverised. So a nail will likely work just as well provided you hit the platters but the SSDs are probably ...
by Otto-matic Reiffel
03 May 2020, 12:59
Forum: Open World/Sandbox
Topic: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Chronicles was set in China. Wasn't a normal AC game though.
For Japan I feel like that's where the Chronicles series would have gone next. Ninjas and Assassins are too obvious a pairing.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
28 Apr 2020, 10:39
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!
Replies: 1325
Views: 351051

Re: Game Deals, Sales & Specials!

Mugsy wrote:
07 Apr 2020, 12:41
Total War: Shogun 2 free in 12 days on Steam:

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/529125
It's live now https://store.steampowered.com/app/2012 ... _SHOGUN_2/
by Otto-matic Reiffel
24 Apr 2020, 17:16
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Will you use the coronavirus tracking app?
Replies: 7
Views: 752

Re: Will you use the coronavirus tracking app?

To be fair, if it's held in an Australian data centre US Law Enforcement might have to fight a bit harder to get access. I believe there was a similar case a while ago with some Microsoft data held in Ireland.
by Otto-matic Reiffel
23 Apr 2020, 11:55
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts
Replies: 9457
Views: 1973699

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Racist twats are annoying.
Can't go back to China anyway, borders are closed.