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What to consider when choosing a gaming laptop? I've looked around some guides and have a vague idea, but I'd like to get some thoughts from experienced gamers. There's so much to choose from. I've been wageslaving for two years to save up for this and I really don't want to mess up. My budget is about 1500 usd, maybe a little more.

I'm looking for the best price-to-performance ratio. I don't want to pay for frills, I just want my games to run. I also don't play FPS, mostly strategy games, if that matters. I also don't stream or anything like that. Portability doesn't matter.

Is there a big difference between laptop and desktop? Does a laptop cost much more than a desktop of similar performance? I can't buy desktop because I have nowhere to put it.

Very thankful for any advice.
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Yeah the keyboard on my ASUS gets warm. Not really hot but warm and mind you never game on your lap their is normally vents down there so its best to only game or use it while it is on a flat surface like a table needless to say putting it on a bed or carpet is a big no no. Hell first page of the manual says do not use it on your lap. I bought a cooling pad and it helps decrease things be a few degrees in most cases. Its all based on games though FF14 wasn't that bad but new stuff like Metro Exodus and the thing becomes an oven. Likewise even if you have a game stressing it out turning down graphics and screwing with fan profiles can cool things down enough to not worry.

This is what sucks about gaming laptops even if your RTX 2070 is a fine GPU because of on going heat issues you may seldom ever really get to use its full abilities unless you want your computer to die faster.

Yeah getting a cooling pad really helps. Many of the basic bitch ones at best buy are not so good for gaming but anything helps. Newegg and micro center have plenty that will not break the bank. Keep in mind though it just helps cool things down a bit and knocks off a few degrees at best. Not being in a really hot room also helps.

Best thing to do is watch your temps. Look up the model of your CPU and do research about what is considered safe. Most start throttling around 99 degrees but just because it throttles at that temp doesn't mean its good to be hovering around 97 constantly. Every new game you play especially if its newer and more demanding then you watch those temps and get an idea of what kind of stress you are putting on your system. Its its real old like Deus Ex then you don't need to be concerned. Maybe look just for fun.


I'll also advise in not getting a gaming laptop. Upgrades are non existent, and repairs will either be nonexistent or a money pit if you damage it. Not to mention it cost more for less. You're literally paying more for portability (which you said you don't need). Getting a decent gaming desktop and a cheap laptop (if needed) is my recommendation.


Do "all in one" PCs suffer the same problems?


The keyboard on my laptop is mostly dead in the spot over the cpu/gpu due to being cooked.
I use a external keyboard now.

Since I am mostly settled down now my next computer will likely be a desktop, but I feel like I could get another year out of my computer and don't want it to go to waste. So I intend on playing the thing until it finally breaks, then upgrade.


They're arguably worse

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For more than half a decade I've done nothing with my life but mindlessly browse the internet. I want to change that and get into games. What are some games you think everyone should play? What games should someone who wants to get into the medium play?
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>What 3 imageboards are there?
The ones I use are wizchan, lainchan and sushigirl. I also recently started using 4chan again even though it's shit because all the boards I like are extremely slow and it helps with loneliness.
>Vidya can become really unhealthy
I guess being productive would be better. The reason I wanted to get into games is because everyone I know or talk to on imageboards consumes media and has things they like and dislike. I however never consume any media and I don't have any tastes. If I got into games I would at least have something to talk about with people and I could use topic boards like this one


That's a very feminine way to look at things. There's plenty of things you would be interested in you could discuss on different boards. If you aren't interested in vidya for the sake of vidya don't force it. You will just make yourself miserable for hours to chat about something for five minutes. You would be better off finding art threads and boards and posting on those. Consuming is worse than creating.


>change his ways

Very nice. Thanks for the off topic replies and advices no one has asked you for. Do you also go to the jp and music boards to tell posters what to do with their time?


Tell me later what you think. There are a few more of these lost, short and interesting rpgmaker games out there.


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I use Bamco games to play dress-up

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Yo, the final update for Terraria is dropping soon and I dont really have any bros to play with, so if you would like to chill just add me on discord. I dont really have other places where to look so might aswell give it a shot on my favourite site huh

dude#1626 (dont want to give away my steam on here, just hit me up first)
>inb4 normie blabla we need to communicate somehow sorry social phobia wizards
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shove ur discord up ur ass


Isn't Terraria just Minecraft??


It's like minecraft but not the same. It has a lot of different items and mobs (i guess). And also it's 2d, so not the same.


Terraria is mainly focused on exploration. Minecraft is mostly about either building or automation, depending on how you play it


Yes, but in 2d. I would play it but it is very uncomfortable for me.

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I've started a new modded Terraria playthrough in expert mode. If anyone is interested, join the steam group at https://steamcommunity.com/groups/eventv

Pirated clients should be fine as long as you have a steam account and Terraria (or thereabout) with tModLoader I'm still working out a better way to connect but steam should do for now. The mods will download automatically if you try connecting through tmodloader.
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Looking good


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thanks wiz


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OP here, still up to play if anyone wants to


game looks fun but too time consuming and intimidating to get into

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Just inaugurated my arena. People in the tavern can see through wall grates. Haha at how the dwarves all ran. Gonna have to lock off the tavern so that they have to watch.
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I think I'll mod myself a playable race. Based on an old doodle I made in highschool of a eusocial humanoid species. Sketch is the queen, large womb for many offspring.


Absolute abomination



lmao never mind. Because of the huge amount of bodies I've accumulated + the huge stockpile and uncovered, scattered bodies in my fort stinking up the place, my fort has become a hell hole I guess.

It only takes a few animals to come in, attack some dwarves, get killed, and then everyone gets horrified from a dead ANIMAL. Well, it serves me right in a sense because I had problems taking out the corpses in the first few years, but the stress system is definitely wack. It's gotten so bad that I've expelled about 30 people + including a few people dying.

I've considered waiting until stress was actually fixed because it's absolutely terrible. I've also considered just setting up a new fortress nearby. I don't play much because of the stress since it's incredibly un-fun and unproductive. All of my dwarves end up becoming super stressed and tantruming. I'll need bigger jails, more guards, etc. to combat this. My soldiers are unhappy too, so new soldiers are miserable and regular soldiers are miserable. Them tantruming would be a horrible thing to happen.


but yes, this here. Also, the game has been in development for 16 years. Luckily, the game will go into steam, so there's literally NO reason to get more programmers or anything. The actual development releases are okay for such a complex game. One or both creators has like a masters (or attempted?) in mathematics. Still, I don't think until now, when it became for sale that it generated enough revenue to get programmers. Now, with the steam release and possibly a million dollars, they can maybe afford a programmer or two and get this over with. I don't think they believe in that or will, but getting this over with would be great. But then, who will give them money? I feel that's a huge problem with games with constant updates. You give them money and they have no reason to finish the game. I would rather have to pay 20 bucks for the game and have it finished within the decade than wait two or three decades.

So yea, it's probably unoptimized and overhyped because it's been in development for so long.




Ha ha ha looks very sexy anon!

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animal crossing pocket camp thread - best mobile game currently.

also general mobile game thread, which mobile games have a steady MMO grind without the need to spend real money, pocket camp is broke neet friendly.

i'm a 32 year old man, this game is not gay so inb4 gay.


Does anybody play Dominions 5? It is the most wizardly game in my opinion.

You play as a God, fighting other gods for domination over the world. Single player is really fun, but multiplayer is amazing. You design your own God. Examples of gods:
>Giant obese bbw mommy
>Multiple different dragons
>Sentient black monolith like 2001:space Odyssey
>Giant carp fish that swallows people whole
>Fallen Jew angels
>Fallen Jew demons
>ArchWizards trying to achieve godhood
>Fountain of blood that demands child sacrifice

There are hundreds of them. There are also thousands of spells:
>Rain of Toads
>Cast entire world into darkness
>Awaken Treelord
>Sacrifice virgins(f) to summon imps that invade enemy province
>Freeze the entire ocean trapping underwater players inside
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anyone interested in a game?




This looks really cool but I’m afraid my dumb ADHD brain will be unable to understand the complexity of it


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I was 4 or 5 when I first played vidya.

PS1, PS2, PS3 then I finally got my own computer and I got into competitive-like FPSs.
After 4 or 5 years my right wrist started to hurt, but I thought in a couple of weeks it would have been over. The pain was so intense I completely stopped using it, fearing I would never be able to play again.

It was probably cause by the way I held the mouse. Docs told me the only thing I could to was give it time to rest.

It's been a year and a half now since I cut ties with the gaming world and every fucking day it hurts even more to see people enjoy the only precious thing I had.

What do I even do now?
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Oops. fingerless arthritis hand gloves can work but I found that they tend to be pretty flimsy.


How is a vertical mouse a gimmick?


Vertical mouse use it


I don't play video games but I spend a lot of time on computers and I've found that using a vertical mouse cuts down on wrist ache dramatically. I even swapped my mouse at work with a vertical one. The cheap ones are fine.


Vertical mouse exists? *Goes & buys one*

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this is the first game i ever played where serial killers are the bosses of the game
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I was most impressed by this Famicom / NES game, which is considered to be one of the earliest examples of the genre. It was originally released in 1989 only in Japan, but today a ROM image that has been fully translated into English is available.


Sweet Home is pretty good, not a grind fest like most nes rpgs.


Silent Hill is super spooky to me…


Playing Parasite Eve. The combat is really fun, one of the best combats in horror. Been a very enjoyable game so far. It's quite disgusting, which is fun.


PE is great, the combat system reminds me of Vagrant Story. Don't throw out the junk

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Who was he and what was his problem ?

I think there was a quest related to him which i missed and never knew the mystery why he sat under a tree during night and say "everyone is disgusting"
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He basically represents society outcasts . Great game .

Although i liked majora mask better. Breath of the wild is at bottom and worst Zelda game due to completely different feeling than Zelda game


My sisters were big into Zelda 2, but could never beat it. Later I got into it on the Nintendo 64 and enjoyed that and Majora's Mask. I even went back and got and beat the original Zelda 1. Never got to see Link to the Past and I never had a gameboy. And I could never bring my self to try beating Zelda 2 due to how autistically frustrating that game is.

Windwaker was the last Zelda game I played through. People thought the cell shading was great, but after I saw Shadows of the Colossus I felt jilted by the entire Zelda franchise. SotC was like a gigantic parody of the Zelda franchise that took itself serious and looked beautiful doing it. I tried getting into Twlight but it felt too much like Okami. Even the game play of Twlight felt like all the 3d Zelda games I already played and felt like I was going through the motions rather than exploring a unique world.

Playing Morrowind was refreshing and I describe it to my sisters like Zelda on crack, though essentially it is a single player D&D campaign. But its the first game that threw me into a world and didn't tell me in autistic detail what to do. It was "go out into the world and make a living." Though it was a brutal world at first with mixed moral messages, I really felt like a person in that world. Then the main quest took over and I was back in Zelda mode.


You find him in the forest when you're an adult. If you do a long list of tedious b.s you bring him medicine for a sub quest for the unbreakable Big Goron sword.


I could've sworn that was from Majora's Mask.

Guys is Twilight Princess worth playing? I've been meaning to play some zelda lately and I can't decide between that and Wind Waker.

>Breath of the wild is at bottom and worst Zelda game due to completely different feeling than Zelda game
But wiz, the map is big! You can spend hours upon hours farming for useless shit, what's there not to like?


>Guys is Twilight Princess worth playing?
Definitely. It's got everything TLoZ should have, I'm sure you'd like it if you like TLoZ.
>But wiz, the map is big! You can spend hours upon hours farming for useless shit, what's there not to like?
The reason most people including myself don't like it or even hate it is because it's absolutely not a Legend of Zelda game. The bosses aren't unique, essentially all dungeons are the same color scheme with physics puzzles, the music is just garbage cinematic experience noise(try remembering a single track), the world is boring and "realistic" instead of amazingly handcrafted to the smallest detail and the world is mostly just green grassland or green forest, the story shits all over all the other games while somehow being worse than the series' usual extremely basic stories, etc.
It's NOT a good Zelda game. It's not even a Zelda game. It's just like Hyrule Warriors, a loosely related spinoff. I'm sure it's fine as a game, but because it uses the Legend of Zelda name and vastly underperforms in every aspect that a Legend of Zelda game usually excels at it becomes hated by those looking for a real Legend of Zelda game. I still most of the people that hate it now would like it if it used a different or new IP instead of TLoZ.

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