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Far Cry 5 - Thoughts? Experiences?

29 March 2018 - 08:10 AM

So, I've been waiting for Far Cry 5 to hit.  I loved previous Far Cry games and was very excited for an open world style sandbox to play in (900 hours of The Witcher: Wild Hunt perhaps puts me in a "type" category :P).  With the added bonus of campaign co-op (I've been told it's even local co-op, but some articles seem to dispute this) it sounded AWESOME.


Anyone had a play yet?  Thoughts?


I've got it on pre-order, however aren't sure I'm going to go through with the purchase given the early reviews I've seen.

"As official as it gets" Atomic Meet - 17 years young! Date-3 Feb 18

11 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

So....  Atomic Issue 1 was first released into the wild in February 2001 (according to the always factual wikipedia).  This means that in a few months, atomic will celebrate its 17th birthday.  Now, 17 is an important number.  It's our last year of childhood before the whole "adulting" thing falls upon our heads.  It's our last year of the freedoms accorded a teen.  It's also a great excuse for a party.
After some discussion (including a little batting of the eyelashes) with a number of our glorious editors (may they live long and engender many sons), I can now reveal the next "official" atomic meet (planning almost complete).
So here, now is your "Save The Date" for 6.30pm Saturday, 3rd February 2018.  It will be held Upstairs @ The Albion Place Hotel, Taito House 531 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000.  Tickets are $30 which will include a drink on arrival, some nibbly stuffz to munch and birthday cake! It will be a chance for you to reunite with faces not seen for many moons.  It will be epic.
So, tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell those who have deserted these realms for the book of face.  Get them here and showing their interest.
Tickets can be purchased through my paypal link (https://www.paypal.me/chaoslady).  Pants will be mandatory, however location of said pants is negotiable.
If you have ideas/suggestions/comments/issues/personal problems message me and I'll listen.  Post to let me know you want to attend and I'll add you to a list.
Lets make it happen people.


https://www.facebook...79953005901387/ - this is the book of face link to the event for those socially mediaified.

 UPDATE: Apparently atomicans are in the grip of wedding fever on that date, so I'm considering a change of date to Saturday 3rd February 2018. Please post thoughts...

UPDATED: FEB 3RD seems to be a go! Please note changed date!


UPDATE: Venue is locked in for Upstairs @ The Albion Place Hotel, Taito House 531 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000.  Time will be commencing at 6.30pm.  Pants are still mandatory except for women 'cause... uhhhhh actually I'll leave that alone...


Current Attendees:




Kent Dempsey

Jarod Saunders




Lachlan Newport

Ben Mansill




Sacrifical Newt



Spammer-b-gone! Thanks Nich!

01 October 2017 - 08:25 AM

So, some of you will have noticed a decrease in the amount of spammers getting through over the last week or so.


Nich organised and then got us all upgradadated and licenced and despammified (spam filtering coming along with the first 2).


And he did it all quietly and unnoticed in the background.  


Until now.




I officially declare today "We love Nich" day.  Due to forum timezones, this day will also officially be ending in a month or two, when he does something to piss me off again. :D



<3 Nich.  Thank you.  You are worth your weight in custard.


Recommend me a VR headset

23 September 2017 - 10:18 AM

So... ChildofChaos REALLY wants a VR headset for his birthday.  Cost not tooo much of a problem (he's willing to kick in from his savings as well), but oviously would prefer cheaper than ridiculous.


Steam PC games mainly probably, with XBox the only console on offer around here.


Needs to be fairly simple without too much in the way of requirements for fiddling.


Any suggestions?  More info needed?



Hurricane Irma in real time

09 September 2017 - 10:56 AM

I remember waking up to the bedside clock radio, listeneing for a few minutes to the news, then jumping up and snapping on the TV.  It was September 11 and I watched in horror as tragedy unfolded in front of me in almost real time.


Druing the  hostage crisis in the Lindt cafe, I watched as a gun battle ensued.  The pictures made it real in some ways.


The pictures from Hurricane Irma aren't being (for the most part) taken on the ground.  It's pictures like this one that hammer it home. Every plane in and around Florida is currently desperately trying to get in or out (mostly out).




Then there is stuff like this one.




Watching in real time as planes turn back.  The guy noticing a single flight continuing in.  The hurried boarding.  The amazingly plotted course out of the hurricane through the outermost arm.


The fact that we can see, the world over, this kind of stuff in real time gives us a picture we really have never had before.  One of magnitude.  Watching a plane crash into the side of a building is horrifying.  Seeing a sea of little yellow plane shaped dots frantically, and en-masse fly out of somewhere - with a brilliant red and green swirl of death not far behind - is just as horrifying.  It doesn't sterilise or lower the horror even though the picture is not a traditional on the ground snap or video.  In some ways it is worse.  More immediate.  Both less and more.... real.


Anyone with loved ones in Porto Rico or Florida, you have my thoughts and wishes.  To all the pilots, crews and support staff involved in the evacuation efforts - you have my respect and awe.