Gamers in Oxford?

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  • EffEmmGee 17 Feb 2012 02:58:07 43 posts
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    Just curious how many EGers are in or around Oxford? (City Centre)

    I see threads mentioning other locations but rarely Oxford.

    It would be cool to find REAL gamer friends here.

    Just a thought...
  • Dante_Cubit 17 Feb 2012 22:46:38 1,842 posts
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    I live in Oxford but I am an anti-social bastard...
  • psychokitten Moderator 17 Feb 2012 23:05:52 7,791 posts
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    If they offer you free candy, don't take it

    Edited by psychokitten at 23:06:45 17-02-2012
  • woodnotes 17 Feb 2012 23:58:55 4,916 posts
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    I've just been reminded that I'm frequenting a forum for hobbyists.
  • neilka 18 Feb 2012 00:00:04 14,942 posts
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    What's all this about free candy?
  • Chopsen 18 Feb 2012 00:04:47 15,176 posts
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    Dante_Cubit wrote:
    I live in Oxford but I am an anti-social bastard...
    Me too. Let's never speak.

    Edited by Chopsen at 00:05:41 18-02-2012
  • BinaryBob101 18 Feb 2012 02:47:07 21,966 posts
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    Fucking "candy"?

    Pricks.

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  • EffEmmGee 18 Feb 2012 02:53:43 43 posts
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    o_O

    No wonder I can't find anyone here into gaming if you avoid everybody lol!

    Oh and if anyone wants free candy (fudge) drop by the fudge shop near Debenhams, they're often giving away free samples :p
  • Dirtbox 18 Feb 2012 04:34:28 76,334 posts
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    Gaming is dirty and secretive. I wouldn't feel right exposing myself to other people.

    Unless it was outside of a school.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • EffEmmGee 18 Feb 2012 05:42:33 43 posts
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    Well that was a waste of time then...
  • Dante_Cubit 18 Feb 2012 07:23:34 1,842 posts
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    You could try cottaging and then ask if they fancy a game of Halo?
  • EffEmmGee 18 Feb 2012 07:38:00 43 posts
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    *Googles Cottaging*

    ...

    *wishes I hadn't!*

    Ummm...ok...

    1) I'm not Gay

    2) I'm female o_O
  • Flying_Pig 18 Feb 2012 07:46:49 10,277 posts
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    EffEmmGee wrote:
    2) I'm female o_O
    Well that changes everything!
  • elstoof 18 Feb 2012 08:14:17 6,138 posts
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    I'm only a few hours from Oxford.

    a/s/l?
  • EffEmmGee 18 Feb 2012 08:35:40 43 posts
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    *sighs*

    I should have known...

    I'm 28, not that it matters...you already know the s/l bit.

    ...and I'm not looking for a date either lol.
  • dominalien 18 Feb 2012 09:06:04 6,742 posts
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    Why would you actually want to have "REAL" game friends anyway? Wasn't XBL/PSN/whatever invented so you can have them without the smell and leers and clumsy attempts at seduction?

    PSN: DonOsito

  • nickthegun 18 Feb 2012 09:14:12 55,849 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    Dante_Cubit wrote:
    I live in Oxford but I am an anti-social bastard...
    Me too. Let's never speak.
    Me three. The ultimate example is that chopsen and I are literally a couple of miles from each other, we get on quite well but neither of us has ever thought to suggest 'pint?'.

    (that is not a suggestion of 'pint?')

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    He totally called it

  • EffEmmGee 18 Feb 2012 09:20:25 43 posts
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    I can honestly say that everytime I open my mouth to say something online I am presented with litterally 2 possible outcomes.

    1) Sexist
    ie.
    - Get in the Kitchen, make me a sammich biatch!

    - A female gamer! Do you need help? I'll protect you/won't shoot you.

    2) Flirting
    ie.
    ZOMG! A female gamer!
    Any pics?
    Vision Cam/Kinect?
    Can see boobs plz?


    At least if said idiot is physically there I can punch them for stereotyping/assuming!
  • dominalien 18 Feb 2012 09:24:17 6,742 posts
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    Would you want to spend time with someone who behaves like that, though?

    All I can say is remove any sexually identifiable information from your game profiles. That should help with the stupid.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • Ironlungs76 18 Feb 2012 09:30:57 4,930 posts
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    @EffEmmGee - if you're getting those sorts of comments you really are playing with the lowest common denominator. Do you happen to play a lot of CoD by any chance or are those sorts of comments prevalent no matter what sorts of game you play?

    Do psychokitten/local etc have this sort of trouble I wonder? Can't say I've noticed it when I've been in parties with them before but I guess it must have happened at some point?

    Also, free fudge, yum :)
  • Load_2.0 18 Feb 2012 10:00:08 18,196 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    Fucking "candy"?

    Pricks.
    I will stick with the standard stuff thanks, plus your sales pitch needs work.
  • EffEmmGee 18 Feb 2012 10:11:34 43 posts
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    @dominalien
    Nope, wouldn't want to hang around with idiots, but that's not really what I'm asking. Just genuine peoples.
    Other than my name my Live Profile doesn't scream 'girl'. I'd say my tag is non-gender-specific too.

    @Ironlungs76
    I mainly play campaign in all my games, the fact that a game has multiplayer is not a selling point for me.
    I do enjoy MP on occasion and I do sometimes play CoD (also Gears, Forza, Pinball, NFS, F1, or whatever takes my fancy), but yes I get those comments regardless of the game, unless I remain silent, then I get accused of being ignorant and sometimes get booted.

    I can't win.

    I've had good convos in pre-arranged games with shamblemonkee & co. but I'm so used to keeping my mouth shut I kinda come across as anti-social (I'm not, quite friendly actually...with a few screws loose!)

    I've been ONLINE gaming since 2003ish (not a PC gamer) so have put up with it for a long time.

    I don't really want this thread turning into a debate though. I'm not a female games who is all for girl power or anything, I couldn't care less if i play against guys or girls.

    Edited by EffEmmGee at 10:14:14 18-02-2012
  • RichieTenenbaum 18 Feb 2012 10:13:40 2,157 posts
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    To hijack this thread, I was thinking of moving to Oxford. I teach so I'd be on about 22k. Then I looked at house prices. HOW DO YOU PEOPLE LIVE!?
  • muttler 18 Feb 2012 10:27:15 3,771 posts
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    @EffEmmGee I recognise the username EffEmmGee from other gaming forums I'm sure (OXM?)

    Welcome to EG, anyhow.
  • localnotail 18 Feb 2012 10:30:55 23,093 posts
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    Ironlungs76 wrote:
    Do psychokitten/local etc have this sort of trouble I wonder? Can't say I've noticed it when I've been in parties with them before but I guess it must have happened at some point
    Not being mic-ed in public lobbies helps to avoid it, but yes, it's often there if you say anything that identifies you as female. Staying neutral in comment helps to maintain the illusion of being a teenage boy instead. Lobby mute buttons are usually the best way forward if discovered and abused - any reaction is attention to those idiots. Although sometimes it's just fun to let them run on, until it gets relentless.

    Edited by localnotail at 21:28:34 18-02-2012

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Mr-Brett 18 Feb 2012 10:40:47 12,676 posts
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    This site always needs bringing up in these threads.

    Edited by Mr-Brett at 10:40:59 18-02-2012

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • EffEmmGee 18 Feb 2012 11:17:00 43 posts
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    @muttler
    I posted on the OXM years ago, 99% of my posts on there got abuse and the mods were useless (even the higher-ups, such as Talbot, couldn't care less)

    @Billy_Sastard
    I agree that I shouldn't have to hide, which is why I don't. I just don't draw attention to myself either...or try not to.
    And no there are no voice changers as far as I'm aware.

    Anyhoo, back on topic anyone?
  • psychokitten Moderator 18 Feb 2012 11:20:09 7,791 posts
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    Don't have much issue other than from ransoms in MP lobbies, but who cares what they say?

    But I (despite the retardo gamertag) don't identify myself in games or boards as female for the most part because it isn't really relevant. It's the same on any gaming board, if you start a thread an announce you're female, the thread breaks. Same for putting it in the profile.

    All I can suggest is to go to the EG Expo and meet people there, we're not all serial killers. Well, I am, but you'd never know, I swear. I'm not in Oxford.
  • dominalien 18 Feb 2012 11:24:25 6,742 posts
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    That's why I usually avoid playing online. People are just rude.

    Actually, I have no idea why I hang around here either. ;-)

    Anyway, I'll bugger off now and stop hijacking your thread. I'm some 2000 km away from Oxford, so the chance I can help you with your original query are close to zero. :-)

    PSN: DonOsito

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