10 Games to Chill Out and Lower Your Stress Levels

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Maybe I should be on-topic... For relaxation, I still love Ecco the Dolphin from the Sega Genesis. I play it on an emulator a lot.
 

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I used to get up in the middle of the night to watch Rod Serling's "Night Gallery" when I was seven years old.
My brother and I used to sneak watch Night Gallery. Loved that show.

Also, as for the PC Building sim issues. It has been a while since I played so I went on Steam to fire it up again and see if I could find any other issues, but it wasn't there. I saw House Flipper in my library, but not PC Building. I was like WTF? I know I played it. Got to digging around. I actually played the PS4 version. Found it in my library, so I don't know if that is what made the difference as far as UI problems go. If you're looking at getting the PC version based on my advice, you might wait until a sale since there are probably significant differences between the PC and PS4 UIs.
 
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My brother and I used to sneak watch Night Gallery. Loved that show.
I'll never forget the episode that scared me out of my mind, it was called:
"I'll Never Leave You, Ever!"
The rest were scary too, but that one made me turn the lights on. LOL
Also, as for the PC Building sim issues. It has been a while since I played so I went on Steam to fire it up again and see if I could find any other issues, but it wasn't there. I saw House Flipper in my library, but not PC Building. I was like WTF? I know I played it. Got to digging around. I actually played the PS4 version. Found it in my library, so I don't know if that is what made the difference as far as UI problems go. If you're looking at getting the PC version based on my advice, you might wait until a sale since there are probably significant differences between the PC and PS4 UIs.
I didn't know that it was on PS4, that's kinda funny. They're marketing a game that basically teaches you how to NOT own a console. I have a PS4 that I never use. I bought it specifically because Namco originally claimed that Ace Combat 7 would be a PS4 exclusive. Then the bastards delayed it a year and said it would be multi-platform, including PC. So, as it turns out, I paid about $400CAD for nothing, which pissed me off (Maybe I should finish playing the Uncharted 4 copy that came with it). I can't imagine trying to play a game like PC Builder with a gamepad though. It seems a lot more suited to a mouse and keyboard. Games with a lot of on-screen options are usually crap without a mouse and keyboard, like Battlefleet Gothic Armada. :laughing:
 
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I'll never forget the episode that scared me out of my mind, it was called:
"I'll Never Leave You, Ever!"
The rest were scary too, but that one made me turn the lights on.
The scariest thing I remember watching back then was not on NG. It was a movie called “The Eyes of Charles Sand.” My brother and I watched it (tried) whenever it came on, but always ended up hiding under the covers when the scary parts happened. lol I don’t think I’ve ever seen that movie all the way through.

I didn't know that it was on PS4 (I'm trying to think of how they would've marketed it). I can't imagine trying to play a game like PC Builder with a gamepad though. It seems a lot more suited to a mouse and keyboard.
Yeah they released it on PS4 and XB1 last year. Control scheme is probably not ideal comparatively, but works without issues other than the light switch thing I mentioned. I should install it again. Shortly after I got into it, I upgraded my drive to 2TB, and my back up got fouled somehow, and I had to reinstall everything manually. That was a couple months after the NMS Beyond update dropped, so I got distracted by that and never got around to it.

EDIT: I forgot to mention. I believe there is a free build mode where you don’t have missions but can just build a PC from scratch, but I never got around to trying that out.
 
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The scariest thing I remember watching back then was not on NG. It was a movie called “The Eyes of Charles Sand.” My brother and I watched it (tried) whenever it came on, but always ended up hiding under the covers when the scary parts happened. lol I don’t think I’ve ever seen that movie all the way through.
I should check that out (although it'll probably be cheesy by today's standards).
EDIT: I forgot to mention. I believe there is a free build mode where you don’t have missions but can just build a PC from scratch, but I never got around to trying that out.
To me, that's just real life. I have so many spare parts like two motherboards, three CPUs, five video cards and 16GB of DDR3. I could build two computers tomorrow if I felt like it but I'm too darn lazy. :laughing:
 
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I should check that out (although it'll probably be cheesy by today's standards).
HAHA YES! It came out in 1970-something, so is probably a total cheese-fest.
To me, that's just real life. I have so many spare parts like two motherboards, three CPUs, five video cards and 16GB of DDR3. I could build two computers tomorrow if I felt like it but I'm too darn lazy. :laughing:
That's not bad. You should see our hardware editor's place. He could open a hardware shop. lol You can get the general idea in this pic.

 
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HAHA YES! It came out in 1970-something, so is probably a total cheese-fest.

That's not bad. You should see our hardware editor's place. He could open a hardware shop. lol You can get the general idea in this pic.

Oh I know. I've been watching Steve Walton and "Harbour On-Box" for years. I sometimes wonder if he sells the parts and keeps the boxes empty. If it were me, I'd probably have big giveaways to subscribers. It's a sad fact that the most common gamer card out there is still the GTX 1060. I know he does some restrospect vids so maybe he keeps them for that. That cubbyhole collection is the largest that I've ever seen for sure! LOL
 
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He needs to keep all that stuff so it can be re-tested when new equipment comes out. Even for brand new reviews like the 3080, it's nice to compare not only to the 2080 Ti, but also it's previous number-mates, the 2080, 1080, 980. Same goes for all other cards.
 

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Oh I know. I've been watching Steve Walton and "Harbour On-Box" for years. I sometimes wonder if he sells the parts and keeps the boxes empty.
I thi9nk he keeps most everything... Like a hoarder but tidier. lol If you look carefully you can see some of the stuff is displayed in its cubby outside of the box. Then, of course, there is this:
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