Brett E

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  1. Ok cool. I spoke to a friend last night that said I can't fresh install to 10 so I'd have to do a fresh install of 7 onto the new drive and then upgrade that to 10. I think I'll see how the upgrade and clone goes, if it's good then I'll leave the fresh install for now. Edit: It turns out you can do a clean install, I was misinformed so I have a lot of installing to look forward to. Double Edit: It failed, back to plan B.
  2. I'm downloading Windows 10 at the moment and my new HDD arrived today, I need to replace the old one (6 years old) and I was thinking that I'd do a clean install on my current drive then clone it to the new one. Does that sound like the best way of doing it? I'd prefer to just put Win 10 on a usb or something, boot and install fresh but apparently you need a product key if you do it that way. Which does make me wonder about future issues...
  3. Halo Wars 2

    I'm very much looking forward to this. I really much enjoyed the first game which had a surprising about of effort put into the campaign (remember all those expensive cinematics?) and a pretty good online. It was one of those rare games where it came out in the UK first, I played it with some friends online all weekend and we had loads of fun. Then it was released in the US and the user base skyrocketed, people figured out the cheapest/easiest tactic and all did it constantly, then the game stopped being fun and we stopped playing but I still have fond memories
  4. Movie/TV recommendations

    Fair enough, I grew up on original Transformers and that stuff got engrained into my very soul so I think I'll always love it but I totally understand how it could be annoying.
  5. Movie/TV recommendations

    Well it's a phase sure and it'll pass but that seems a bit dramatic.
  6. Movie/TV recommendations

    I love that music so much
  7. Half-Life 3

    Hmm, well there's a certain degree of plausibility to it but I think that the Marc Laidlaw e-mails make a good point, valve have never been that worried about being unpopular or taking risks. Steam is so established at this point that it would take a lot more than a disappointing game to significantly impact that. Yeah, I'm ok with there not being a HL3 but it's a damn shame that Valve aren't making single player or story driven games at the moment.
  8. Yep I want to like, favourite and retweet this: I agree that the staff could take a slightly tougher stance on the subject but I think it's part of the culture of the site, to be a place where it's just some people having fun, not worrying about the more 'serious' parts of games press like reviews and stuff, just goofing around. Which it's hard to fault them for and to be fair when it's come up they have always said how totally unacceptable the harassment and all that stuff of recent years is.
  9. Movie/TV recommendations

    I also really enjoyed The League while like you having no interest in the sport. I'm not expecting great things from Suicide Squad but I'm on the fence about Batman vs Superman, I expect it won't be very good but was pleasantly surprised to see Wonder Woman in the trailer. Although that does make me wonder if they're screwing her over a bit there, like Marvel did to Black Widow in the second Captain America movie because it's clearly not just Batman vs Superman if she's in it, unless she doesn't take a side, I guess... maybe.
  10. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    @moddy I've given Dirty Bomb another go and I'm quite enjoying it now
  11. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    Wow, such an abundance of hair that some was even spared for the chin! I know exactly how you feel, I was the same. I used walkthroughs for a significant part of the second act and I'm glad I did, I doubt i'd ever have finished it otherwise because some of the puzzles are rather obtuse, others are heavy on trial and error and I don't have much time for either.
  12. I'm not too up to date on PC hardware either but for games I thought you really wanted an i5 and that the rule of thumb is that if you're limited on cash then you spend it on the CPU and make do with whatever card until you can afford to upgrade because it's a lot easier to replace the card.
  13. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    I didn't notice the Rodkin cameo. As usual the Remo peering through the doorway scene was highly enjoyable though.
  14. I read some of the thoughts about Alex and gaming mice on here before hearing that episode and I was surprised. It seemed pretty reasonable and he didn't seem totally dismissive of the idea, just that he thought they were pretty much unnecessary and I kinda agree with him. Alex used to annoy me a lot a few years ago and while he's still often a bit too cynical for my tastes I don't find him annoying anymore. Maybe he matured, maybe I did, maybe both.
  15. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Awesome, I hadn't heard this so had a google and woo! new album http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2015/07/16/423489841/chvrches-tease-new-album-with-leave-a-trace
  16. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    This song keeps coming up and I think if Idle Thumbs every time so I had to post it.
  17. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    I've been mostly enjoying Alphabear, I much prefer the non-timed levels, just making a word longer than three letters is enough of a challenge for me Unfortunately it quite regularly checks that the phone clock matches the internet so that you're not trying to get around the free to play timers and finds some discrepancy and closes itself. Which means it complains if you're not connected to the net too, plus occasionally it just says sorry something went wrong and dies anyway, so I dunno if I'll stick with it. Also it murders my battery.
  18. Just Cause 3

    Rico ain't messing around with just destroying minor infrastructure this time, he's gonna leave the place ruined!
  19. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    Thanks for the response. I've not played Natural Selection but I think I follow you. One thing I do like is the health, I never got on with CS and similar games, I like to have a moment to think about how I'm gonna react to a situation. So maybe I'll give Dirty Bomb another shot at some point, I think one crucial point is that you are playing with friends and I wasn't. I don't remember there being much in the way of teamwork but it always helps to have people you know in the match regardless.
  20. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    I'd be interested to hear why I played a couple of levels of the beta but it didn't click with me.
  21. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    I didn't hear anything about it before it came out but I think it being on PS Plus was probably a smart move, that gave it a certain amount of guaranteed publicity and it seems to have gained momentum.
  22. UK Thumbs

    Osborne delivered the 100% tory budget. £12 billion in cuts for the poor and disabled, tax breaks for corporations and a whole lot of double speak.
  23. UK Thumbs

    Today is the second most depressing day of the year : (
  24. UK Thumbs

    Embrace it! Next up: 1. Crumpets 2. Cricket 3. Stiff upper lip 4. Putting 'u's in words 5. Silly place names 6 Royal Family
  25. UK Thumbs

    It was really hot down here on Tuesday but since it's been overcast with showers, still warm but not uncomfortable