10 Games to Chill Out and Lower Your Stress Levels

Cal Jeffrey

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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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Cal Jeffrey

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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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Cal Jeffrey

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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.

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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. 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.
 

Cal Jeffrey

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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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"Games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill can instill fear, arguably better than most horror movies."

- I don't mind saying it, Silent Hill 2 was a psychological nightmare that waged war on your subconscious mind like no horror movie ever could.

I'm not certain how relaxing PC Builder would be when all the reviews say that its user interface is slow and clunky. It might piss the player off more than make them relaxed. LOL

Silent hill 2 improved on silent hill? The first one was enough for me. That kkkstkk cackling of the radio, knowing something's best by and not wanting to meet it. the weird things that killed you look like grey zombie seals. Not sure if I played others