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  1. Not sure why I'm posting this in the console wars thread but I just picked up an Xbox One (og) for 5k off Facebook Marketplace. Insane deal, that completes my last gen trinity of PS4 Pro/Switch/XBO. The gamepass library for console is insane. ?
  2. They did the same with FF7 remake, it was allowed a few months later.
  3. 1. Varies widely. I feel like it's increasingly accepted. Genuinely haven't run into anyone except parents of very young children who dismiss gaming as a whole lately. 2. I don't know, I feel like PC/console gaming is too niche for most people to care about nowadays, at least in India. Not even most businesses care about it, with mobile gaming being the behemoth that it is. 3. I... don't know how to answer this question. Anything a person enjoys is a valid form of recreation, as long as they aren't going out of their way to harm themselves or others. Of course, taken to an extreme it can be a form of escapism or addiction; but that's true for pretty much everything under the sun. 4. No.
  4. Thanks for the recco. Will check. I'm an idiot and I bought a JBL Go 3 which doesn't have Aux in.
  5. There is something off about this whole business with BA.2. If you look at articles from last month, BA.2 was reported as the dominant strain in Kolkata. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/ba-2-stealth-variant-makes-up-80-of-kolkatas-o-infections/articleshow/88821640.cms While Kolkata had really bad positivity rates and anecdotally I know plenty of people got pretty badly sick (our family included), at least the official death figures say a very different story from what's going on in Denmark right now. I don't know if it's another case of an India exception, viral vector vaccines faring better than mRNA, etc. or doctored figures and bad data out of West Bengal, but something just doesn't add up. Very strange.
  6. Not sure if this is the place for it, but can someone recommend a decent pair of speakers? (<3-4k) I don't mind if it's bluetooth as long as it has Aux In. Looking to attach to my monitor to use as a TV replacement.
  7. Damn, I've experienced this as part of asthma and I'm on treatment. The inhalers really helped and I don't feel it as much anymore. Hopefully should improve as we go into the summer months. It's always worse in winters.
  8. Sadly no more WFH. I now live only a short walk away, though, so it isn't too bad. Spent the past week setting new place up and living alone, so I can hunker down if/when the next wave hits.
  9. January was whirlwind. Mom got the 'rona, she had a pretty bad cough and sore throat for 3 days and was in denial and didn't want to test (I had been testing myself routinely even for a cough or mild fever; and we were all masking up even indoors). Came to me asking for a test at 5 AM in the morning with a fever. She tested RAT positive, At this point, I figured the inevitable had happened. Quickly isolated her and moved myself and dad to a different floor, although I knew it was pointless given how transmissible Omicron is. We tested ourselves with RAT first, and then RT-PCR and both turned out to be negative. Breathed a sigh of relief. The next day, I had the worst bodyaches I've ever experienced in life. Tested RAT negative again. At this point, I've had unexplained flu-like symptoms for 2 weeks and was also quite a bit out of breath, so dad decided to get me admitted to the hospital in case something went awry. 91% saturation on first recording in the hospital, 130+ pulse, 103+ fever at home. The next day, I wake up to a call from mom asking me not to worry. Apparently dad had collapsed at the gate due to a syncope. He admitted himself to the same hospital, next to me to find the cause of the syncope and treat the head injury. We both got swabs taken, and the same day both turned out to be positive. The next 3 days were hell. Severe bodyaches, headaches, photophobia, could not keep my eyes open. I had brought my 3DS with me to the hospital but couldn't even get up, much less play. Meanwhile, dad was persistently desaturating (~90-91% SpO2) and had to be put on low flow oxygen. I recovered slowly after said 3 days with conservative treatment (they just finished my course of IV antibiotics which was started when I got admitted), but dad did not. The day I could get out of bed and manage to have a decent conversation, I realized there was something wrong with him. He kept repeating the same thing over and over, the same question, the same thread of conversation. I was discharged before the weekend, but my dad had to stay longer. He returned home the following week, but reported having brain fog. I did not think too much of it, and was happy that he was safely out. He said he was feeling out of it, could not concentrate. I was fine, though... for a week. The following week, I woke up with a heavy head. I was feeling dizzy all round, especially when changing position. Out of nowhere, after being fighting fit for a week, it seems brain fog set in for me out of nowhere. Two times, my head spun, and I fell. Out of nowhere. Got an ECG done, nothing. BP drop? Nope. After a long chain of consultations, I was referred to the ENT. After a few investigations, the ENT found that I had right canal paresis. They try to induce vertigo by pumping your ears with hot/cold water, while they could do that successfully in my left ear, the test failed to induce vertigo in my right ear. They said the cause was most likely viral, and hopefully reversible. Even now, more than a month after my infection, COVID continues to haunt me. I finished my move to Bangalore, and when walking down the steep slopes of Vyalikaval and Malleshwaram, I feel a little dizzy. Not as often as before, but it's still there. I did fall once, didn't tell my family because they might worry. Ah well, the silver lining has been making best use of the temporary immunity. That, and dad's recovered mostly though the infection did apparently do a lot of damage to his lungs and reduce his reversibility further. .__. Here's hoping the next wave is a good while off.
  10. Sounds like Delta. No loss of smell/taste typically in Omicron.
  11. Have you tried some of the older games? Maybe 6 or even OG 7 have a very different vibe. Also recommend 4. The games from the PS2 and later eras have a different vibe compared to the NES/SNES/PS1 games imo.
  12. I've always been cautious about buying these codes because I know some people (not saying your guy does) get them by abusing stolen credit cards and the like, has anyone ever been banned or penalized for using these codes? -- DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin at an all time low of ₹374 (might be a special one-off discount) https://store.playstation.com/en-in/product/EP0700-CUSA01589_00-DARKSOULS2000003 Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster: all-time low of ₹1,799 (₹2,199 for Digital Deluxe) but should go down further next year https://store.playstation.com/en-in/product/EP0177-CUSA24920_00-SMT3NOCTURNEHDRE
  13. The steam version is too! Hence linked to both. [emoji28]
  14. For existing Drakengard/Nier fans, should I start with Replicant or Automata? I guess both are valid entry points but is there any benefit to starting with Replicant? PS: it's on sale now for 35% off https://www.playstation.com/en-in/games/nier-replicant-ver-1-22474487139/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1113560/NieR_Replicant_ver122474487139/
  15. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... is 35% off https://www.playstation.com/en-in/games/nier-replicant-ver-1-22474487139/ Wondering if I should pick it up now or wait a while. ?
  16. Santa wasn't content with sending just 2 3 amazing games (counting Stick of Truth ), so he decided to send a third fourth. Thanks so much @Nathan.Drake, I have Ni no Kuni 2 digitally but am yet to play the first! Going to unbox all 3 when I finish my move to Bangalore. Thanks again so much for the amazing gifts.
  17. For free! (Presumably as long as you have PS+). Only the DLC is paid.
  18. From SE Facebook: Starting this Wednesday... ? PlayStation Plus subscribers who previously redeemed Final Fantasy VII Remake via PS Plus will be able to upgrade to the PS5 version of the game. ? Episode Intermission, the DLC featuring Yuffie Kisaragi, will be 25% off for a limited time! Finally. ?
  19. Tbh this is also why I sent early, sales starting too ? I have been burned in SS before by this
  20. Glad you liked it! First scoured your post history and thought of gifting you Monster Hunter Rise, but you seem to be more of a PC gamer so thought a non-exclusive would be a waste, with the PC version releasing so soon. Some more treats headed your way by the end of the day. ?
  21. Haha, it did indeed. Thanks a bunch once again! Merry Christmas!
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