What cool stuff did you do today?

By St1ckM4n
May 29, 2014
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  1. Heyo.

    Following on from the success of What'd you buy yourself today? I thought it'd be a neat idea to expand this to cover more areas. :)

    While you purchase something cool, post it in the thread above. But if you then use it to do something cool (a case mod, holiday snaps, video of driving etc) you should post to this thread!

    Looking forward to seeing what cool stuff people do around the world. :)
  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,177   +440

    Played through the first half of "Race w/ the Devil on Spanish Highway" at about 70% of the album speed and was able to do it in time, with clean picking. A minor victory on the guitar front.
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  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,385   +607

    I played Mario Kart 8 on the weekend. :D Lots of fun.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,177   +440

    How does it compare with its predecessors? I haven't been too interested in the franchise since Mario Kart 64 (one of my all time favorite games), but I've heard nothing but good things about MK8. Is it a system seller?
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,385   +607

    It probably will be a system seller. I have at least one friend who bought console for it, and know of 3-4 others via Internet community. Also Nintendo is giving away your choice of 10 games as a free download with purchase of MK8, so it's pushing it.

    I haven't played anything since 64 either, so I don't know the history. Apparently it's a highly polished version, bringing together the good stuff from the previous titles.

    From playing it for maybe 4-5+ hours now:
    • It looks good.
    • Good music - orchestra etc.
    • Powerups and race features are good, and it takes more skill/testing to get good.
    • If you're in first, it's not such an advantage anymore. Anyone can come in and win the race at any time.
    • It's kinda worrysome that I look at my time with Mario Kart 64 and can honestly say that 64 more than holds up against a 2014 version .... 64 version was more cute and lovable IMO.
    • There's no battle arena. You do battle on tracks, which is kinda lame I think. Haven't played that yet.
  6. AndreApple

    AndreApple Newcomer, in training

    Just booked my first bungy jump - already terrified .... :eek:
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  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,385   +607

    I went on my first night-ride. Also my first time at the local mountain bike track. Some interesting times resulted. :p


  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,177   +440

    That looks like a ton of fun. I haven't been on a bike in years and your video makes me want to spontaneously drop some coin on one.

    Tonight, I finished a 16-page essay. There was formatting, lists, a reference page, section titles. There was even a flipping abstract! It. Was. Epic. (Yeah... There's really no way to spice that up.)
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,385   +607

    Hahaha, completion of a big essay/report is always cool. :p


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