Thats the net for ya. I think its especially bad at translating Jacks dry, laconic humour. As theres f-all funny about a fire in the torpedo room, you will definitely need to pack the 'ol sense of humour.
I'm not gonna get Gran Turismo mate. I'm not really into racing games, and that's the only genre I don't like. I do like some racing games, like I have Motorstorm for PS3 which is really good, but I mainly like all the other genres.
Fairy snuff. Im a GT addict. Wasnt hooked by PGR. Yet at least. Other than that, me and the mrs love Lego Star wars, Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, Bubble Bobble and Bust a move. Like a bit of Ace Combat also.
Neither. Waiting on a PS3, GT5 will no doubt break me. Didn't have an Xbox, my oppo has one, as I already had a PS2, so I never felt the urge for an X360, doesnt have a killer app or must have game for me. I am more interested in the Wii, Mario strikers for example.
I have two killer PCs, 256Mb DVI video cards, 22" LCD (42" in my living room), 4Gb ram, we play Rise of Nations, Age of empires, C&C, and I indulge in Battlefield 1942/RTR/SW/Vietnam, BF2,SF/Euro, BF2142
Also, when you said you play games at work, what do you mean exactly?
Depends on if I have to work or not. Obviously I waste too much time on RR, but I have a Mame (emulator) disc on me for a quick bit of Metal Slug, Aero fighters, Marvel vs Capcom, I play everything from RA2/Yuri, to flash games like Tempest, Missile command, Battlezone, Asteroids, Berzerk, Smash TV, Total Carnage, Defender, Dig Dug, I can play while I monitor stuff, reboot, reload, compile reports etc.
Finally, like any of the classic games that contain the character in my avatar?
I played through the PSone game MG solid, but all that "snaaaaaaaaake" used to get on my wick a bit. Sniper wolf is a jessie. Its very Manga, Im not really into the cut scenes, I tend to skip all those ones in Ace combat that are all anti war flowery tart stuff followed by "blow up this plane/ammo dump/ship/sub" then feel all sad about it. I think I enjoyed FarCry and Doom3 a bit more, and I was a bit underwhelmed by Halo on PC. I played through all the Quakes, but only just got into Unreal T last year. I like the playability of Q3 Arena best but UT has better maps and points variations. The team arena mods are all worth a look.
When I was in I would play on a SNES or PC, Gameboy etc. Passes the time on duties. If you're on a nightshift somewhere and your work is done, its better than watching Richard and Judy or Tour of duty, or Minesweeper/solitaire. Most S/Rs are happy you're awake instead of sloping off for a kip.
All the spaces I lived in had enough room for a telly and console, both as JR and SR. The newer places often have 4 gang sockets and TV hookups. Lots of messes are making wireless net available, ad-hoc or official.
You don't work in the night do you? So will there be enough space for a console in your military apartments?
I work all kinds of silly hours. Changes all the time. Was the same in the pusser, mind.
I think someone else covered the accom in SLAM (chieftiff I think). As most JRs accom is moving to single cabins. Even if you get quartered ashore while in port, deployed on detachment etc, most Crab bases are singlies or 4 man mess at most. I would get a portable PS/XB case and take stuff with, its great for taking your mind off the job and a good way to socialise with multi player games. Of course PSP/DS are better for travel, but you cant beat a laptop for all round entertainment.
How many people do you share with?
Is it like 30 of you in one room?
In basic training, you will be 25-30 to a mess (class size dependent) . In pt2/3 training you may be 10-15, or 4 man messes, depends on your branch and establishment, Collingrad (ET(WE) right?) seems to be changing rapidly, and for the better, some of the accom there was terrible. If you are higher stream (tiff) and get your hook then it will likely be cabins wherever you go, but you will probably want to go RA at some point after fleet training, so its like being in Uni, probably sharing a house in Fareham/Lee/Gosport with course mates. Unless you get trapped, then its MQs.......(death star music). Better make that SM money so you can give her a Barratt home and get her off the patch before you come home to some wafu's bare bum on top of her..... :rambo:
(disclaimer: I am high on cappucinos/burritos right now. I have no idea whats going on.....)
Hence my suggestions of flash/online games for Raleigh. Assuming the terminals have some flash/java capability and the IT lot haven't disabled it all for fear of malware. The Atari games are only a few k of program so even the oldest PCs should be able to run em.
Xbox 360s and PS3s with 32" Sony Bravia TVs aren't.
Obviously once you get to ships/boats company you will find out what space if any you have in the mess, they usually have some pretty spiffy gear on account of port visits to tax free places and good beer/welfare funds. I'd bet theres a lot of big LCD screens these days. Lighter and easier to secure for sea.
On boats you might not even need wireless controllers (small mess), good idea to buy used wired ones for everyone else to pound on.
All I wanted to know was, what you are and are not allowed to have in your military apartments when you're not on tour.
All depends if you end up with accom that stays yours when deployed. I had mixed fortunes there, preferred to have RA (thats living ashore) so you could leave stuff and get mail. Also gives the mrs somewhere to go with the bloke shes seeing when you're on deployment. Some guys I know living on board would come back off drafts/detachments to find all their gear moved to storage by Buffers party, its safe, but do you want 'em all rooting through your..ahem, "magazine collection".
To answer your earlier question Creddly, I've never had the chance to play an MGS game. If they are anything like Splinter Cell or Hitman then I'm sure they're good.
Very similar to Splinter cell. You might say they saw a good thing...... Snake goes back to '87 or so, I think theres a Wiki on it if you want to see screenshots, the PS2 games are pretty good graphically, but even the PSone game is nice to look at. They have quite the cult following, stacks of sites on walkthroughs etc.
You sound like you've landed a plum job in IT Cat, is that right?
Meh, its not really IT, but I work with them a lot, Im an engi-nerd, so I cross the boundaries from hard to soft. (Then I go to work..... :thanks: ) Embedded systems, security, surveillance, data, analysis, investigations. But as SgtPepper points out, how hard can I really be working..... :bball: