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    [–] View from top of Mt everest laurenceriley87 6 points ago in BeAmazed

    If it is the highest point on earth, then wouldn't it stand to reason that with a good enough telescope you would be able to see the edge of the earth? Surely, only an object taller would obscure your view.

    [–] Model year differences (Veloce 2017/2018) laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Update: my model has the bacon and cross symbols for the vent controls.

    I suppose it must mean that some changes have been phased in before the major changes to the infotainment system.

    Either that or I have the 2018 model without realising it. What do you think the chances are I can get carplay with an software update?

    [–] Model year differences (Veloce 2017/2018) laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Hmm ok. I got mine Dec 17. Definitely has the divide which says avg. And the mpg on the left. Dont say they gave me the 2018 updated display but no carplay!! Haha.

    I've never noticed the numbers or bacon on the vents, I will need to check this now.

    The boot lid on mine only has the one button (think it's a UK thing) so can't check that though.

    [–] Model year differences (Veloce 2017/2018) laurenceriley87 2 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Good spots, although I have a 2017 model and my driver instrument display looks like the 2018 picture. Looks to me its just that the contrast is set too low and the trip b isn't turned on in the settings on the 2017 pic.

    It's strange there are such small changes between the two years (other than infotainment changes). Makes you wonder why they would even make changes of such insignificance.

    [–] Message I got from a random guy after a couple of rough games. Made this rough-spell just a little bit better laurenceriley87 2 points ago in RocketLeague

    Just a shame about that 0.1% which ram into you all game cos they are always going for the same ball as you instead of getting into a decent position, spam "what a save" when you just can't get there in time while make no saves themselves and then say "shit teammates" at the end. Unfortunately they clearly don't feel terrible about playing like trash and need to blame others. They are like the worst people in existence. Wish they would just stick to 1v1.

    [–] Found myself in a nice spot for a photo laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    It's only really been the underneath of the front skirt where it slopes down before the front wheel where it happens , but it happens quite often cos of places I have to go to, and I avoid some routes cos of the speed bumps (but who cares if I have to go the long way round eh 😊) but you can't see it and it's made of plastic, so I try to not worry about it too much.

    Once or twice the side skirt just before the rear wheel has scraped but only where there is a massive hump in the road. Again can't see as it's underneath and no real danger of damage, but the noise is like nails down a chalkboard!😬

    I really wouldn't have noticed about the gap without you saying but I can see it a bit now. But very nice looking motor, love the colour. It was my second choice but just love red alfas. Are those the 19" rims? They look great!

    [–] Found myself in a nice spot for a photo laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Ah I see. I sometime have issues with ground clearance such as on speed bumps and steep humps in the road, so I can imagine you will get the same if you see about lowering it. But, on the other hand it will look great!!

    [–] Found myself in a nice spot for a photo laurenceriley87 1 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Really? I've never heard that before and never seen a Q4 equivalent in person as there are no AWD versions in the UK.

    [–] Found myself in a nice spot for a photo laurenceriley87 3 points ago in AlfaRomeo

    Thanks. They are the 18" turbine rims. Come as standard on the Veloce in UK.

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 2 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    Nice. Just thought of Far Cry, surprised its not already been mentioned.

    There is also Deliverance but only seen footage not played it myself so unsure if its a good example.

    Also, although it has many flaws in my opinion, being fpp isn't one of them, No Man's Sky.

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 2 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    Well I did say not to name straight up shooters as it would defeats the object. The idea was to show first person isn't limited to shooters like COD, Battlefield etc but can be good in other games, such as Dishonored.

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 2 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    I think I just don't put the camera perspective so highly on why I think a game is good or bad. Don't get me wrong though, if they get it wrong it can ruin a game, but the same goes for a badly made tpp game. There is nothing worse than a camera going into a wall and obscuring your view when you are in the middle of fight!

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 4 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    Bioshock! Good one.

    How about Mirrors Edge? Not without faults but fall off a skyscraper in first person and tell me you don't feel immersed ha!

    Yeah just a snippet of gameplay would have been good at this point, and it is a shame considering the amazing press feedback it's had. Well there is always Gamescom in August

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 7 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    I think I would probably agree on the immersiveness of fpp. I always felt tpp is more like watching an interactive movie. You can become massively invested in the story and have a deep connection to the character but I think that's because you can relate to character more as you can see them, which isnt the same as immersion.

    If you want to feel like you are the character, then I am inclined to agree that fpp is the way to go.

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 16 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    I was literally confused. I couldn't understand if you were pro fpp or not. I don't agree or disagree, I think fpp is good and the best option for some games and tpp is best option for others. I have had a deeply immersive experience with both. Cause of that I'm not overly worried about this being fpp. Looking forward to seeing what they do with it.

    [–] First Person Perspective and Third Person Perspective Megathread laurenceriley87 22 points ago in cyberpunkgame

    Can we start naming some games which are first person perspective, which might sway the doubters and hopefully help them think that this could be the correct decision by CDPR (preferably not name straight up shooters, as that defeats the object).

    I'm gonna say Dishonored. Great game, stealth, claustrophobic and bit of verticality to it. Very immersive in my opinion.

    [–] Cyberpunk 2077 - Detailed Description of the 50 Minute Closed-Doors Demo laurenceriley87 1 points ago in Games

    I was trying to engage in a conversation but then said you just weren't interested in playing first person games. That sort of limits the useful information anyone is going to get out of your opinion. Reasons for not thinking first person is a good idea would be useful to game developers, but one person saying they just aren't interested does not help anyone. You might see the value but everyone else just sees yet another malcontent who thinks if they aren't happy everyone else must want to know. I like opinions that differ from my own, I keep an open mind, but opinion without reason is just noise. You are right though, I shouldn't be indulging you, so I'll leave you alone now.

    [–] Cyberpunk 2077 - Detailed Description of the 50 Minute Closed-Doors Demo laurenceriley87 0 points ago in Games

    This is forum, you discuss topics. If you don't want your preferences discussed and disagreed with don't post. I'm saying its a waste of time simply because you clearly have no interest in playing this game, so why post in the first place. Surely people want to talk to other people who want to play the game, not those who don't.

    [–] Cyberpunk 2077 - Detailed Description of the 50 Minute Closed-Doors Demo laurenceriley87 1 points ago in Games

    So, you want to control first person games with your head? But not VR? (Which is still controlled by your hands for the most part btw) Ok im stumped, you win. First person games are terrible.

    [–] Wellness Wednesday - Anterior Pelvic Twist laurenceriley87 1 points ago in fitness30plus

    I had (still have but not as bad) mild apt also, which was causing some knock on posture problems and middle/lower back pain. I found after watching numerous YouTube videos that it was the stretching that made the difference. It makes sense now since it like I was lacking in any stength in my abs or glutes in the first place. So the stretches of the hip flexors is what did it for me.

    It might end up being different for you but my experience is, start with the stretching. Hip flexors and lower back.

    For A lunge style stretch but don't over reach, keep the rear legs bent knee in line with your hip and tilt your hips into the stretch a little. 30 second holds was fine for me, 3 times each side. 4 or 5 days a week.

    Lower back is a bit harder, maybe cat/cow stretches. Just relatovely gentle stretches whichever you do.

    [–] Cyberpunk 2077 - Detailed Description of the 50 Minute Closed-Doors Demo laurenceriley87 3 points ago in Games

    It does mimic it more than third person or over the shoulder does though. It would be virtually impossible to really mimic how we see through our eyes especially on a screen but as I say much it's still much closer than third person is. I think it's been done badly many times but it works well in some games. Personally, war shooters don't do it for me but Fallout and Skyrim I always play in first person. I love 3rd person for MGS, God of War, Dark Souls, Witcher etc so I'm hardly against it. I just think it shouldn't be the sole reason to be put off a game. CD Projekt Red know what they are doing.

    [–] Cyberpunk 2077 - Detailed Description of the 50 Minute Closed-Doors Demo laurenceriley87 3 points ago in Games

    So called 'first person' games? They aren't "so called" anything. They are literally in first person perspective.

    The customisation goes beyond the look of the character, it affects gameplay and story so they might as well let us change the way the character too . Plus you see the character in cut scenes so isn't completely wasted.