Gaming in the sun

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  • StixxUK 20 Apr 2013 14:55:24 7,290 posts
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    Beautiful day outside, prime for sitting in the sun and gaming the day away. Apart from that all handheld are kind of shitty in direct sunlight, so I'm reduced to reading a book.

    Someone needs to make a handheld console designed to cope with this kind of weather!
  • danathjo 20 Apr 2013 14:57:54 7,520 posts
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    what about ball in a cup?
  • neilka 20 Apr 2013 14:58:44 16,527 posts
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    Hoop and stick has a better framerate.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • captain_markyboy 20 Apr 2013 14:59:27 250 posts
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    Big bad bastard blanket required.
    Failing that, get indoors, close curtains. 90s nerd style.
  • mrpon 20 Apr 2013 14:59:57 29,562 posts
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    Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • elstoof 20 Apr 2013 15:08:54 8,306 posts
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    That game was a disaster. Want to take on the dungeon boss? You can't because its the British winter and you're stuck at work during every minute of daylight we have.
  • ecu 20 Apr 2013 15:13:42 77,312 posts
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    Gameboy Advance.
  • StixxUK 20 Apr 2013 15:17:43 7,290 posts
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    I do remember playing a lot of GBA in the sun. Super Mario World I think, and Castlevania.

    Never mind I'm reading Lemmy's autobiography now, it's all good. Fire Emblem will have to wait.
  • neilka 20 Apr 2013 15:51:21 16,527 posts
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    I imagine it goes a bit like this



    Edited by neilka at 15:51:29 20-04-2013

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • heyyo 20 Apr 2013 16:12:23 14,369 posts
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    Get an anti-glare (matt) screen protector for your screen
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Apr 2013 16:27:52 11,891 posts
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    It's shit gaming in the sun because you're not meant to game in the sun.

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  • Spunkweazle 20 Apr 2013 16:47:37 470 posts
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    Don't spoil hoop and stick, only about 5 hours in so far

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  • joeymoto108 20 Apr 2013 16:51:54 659 posts
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    My gaming pc is positioned next to the window so that the sun is shining on my beautiful face right now.

    'Look at you, hacker: a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?'

  • Fake_Blood 20 Apr 2013 16:56:09 4,446 posts
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    Oculus Rift works great in the sun.
  • Mr-Brett 20 Apr 2013 17:03:54 12,894 posts
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    I heard an idea for this game that uses a spherical controller that isn't connected to anything, like not even wireless, I'm not even sure that it's electronic! You have two teams and each one tries to get the controller into the other teams base area and it has all these rules that you need to remember, the game doesn't enforce them, although you can get a player to do that.

    I know it sounds shit and to be honest it probably is but I guess if you're having trouble playing anything else in the sun you could try it as a last resort.

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  • Leolian 20 Apr 2013 17:09:44 1,095 posts
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  • neilka 20 Apr 2013 17:24:42 16,527 posts
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    Spunkweazle wrote:
    Don't spoil hoop and stick, only about 5 hours in so far
    The hoop falls over

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • joeymoto108 20 Apr 2013 17:25:36 659 posts
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    Please use spoiler tags.

    'Look at you, hacker: a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?'

  • mrpon 20 Apr 2013 17:44:10 29,562 posts
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    Why has that one legged man gatecrashed a childs party?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

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    He hasn't got a leg to stand on.
  • santashi 20 Apr 2013 18:00:32 5,167 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Spunkweazle wrote:
    Don't spoil hoop and stick, only about 5 hours in so far
    The hoop falls over
    It's hardly worth me finishing it now...

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  • Deleted user 20 April 2013 19:00:57
    It's a sad day when I agree with ecosse, but if the sun's shining outside, put down the fucking handheld and go and enjoy it somewhere. Just as general advice.

    Also, using the word "game" as a verb like that is also rubbish. This whole thread is just designed to annoy me. It's a personal troll and I think everyone in it should be banned.

    Edited by meme at 19:01:44 20-04-2013
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 20 Apr 2013 19:09:46 39,758 posts
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    meme is being gamed good and proper.

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  • RyanDS 20 Apr 2013 19:31:57 9,833 posts
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    meme wrote:
    It's a sad day when I agree with ecosse, but if the sun's shining outside, put down the fucking handheld and go and enjoy it somewhere. Just as general advice.

    Also, using the word "game" as a verb like that is also rubbish. This whole thread is just designed to annoy me. It's a personal troll and I think everyone in it should be banned.
    Come on dude, play the game.
  • cubbymoore 20 Apr 2013 20:06:02 36,504 posts
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    meme wrote:
    It's a sad day when I agree with ecosse, but if the sun's shining outside, put down the fucking handheld and go and enjoy it somewhere. Just as general advice.

    Also, using the word "game" as a verb like that is also rubbish. This whole thread is just designed to annoy me. It's a personal troll and I think everyone in it should be banned.
    So when it's sunny you shouldn't game but you can still forum?
  • neilka 20 Apr 2013 20:14:29 16,527 posts
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    It's a lovely day to sit outside and enjoy a nice pint of Gaymers (sorry vizzini)

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • Steve_Perry 20 Apr 2013 20:17:46 5,200 posts
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    Just sit in your mancave and draw your curtains to block out the inconvenience of sunshine like the rest of us.
  • StixxUK 20 Apr 2013 20:28:27 7,290 posts
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    Having the handheld that worked properly in the sun would have meant I could enjoy both.

    Can't believe people are suggesting I should forsake our hallowed hobby in favour of something active.

    As it was I was reduced to going out on the bike with the misses (stealth I have a girlfriend and I get exercise post
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