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    Gaming Consoles

    I've been thinking about buying one, the Xbox One specifically. I'm hesitant because I'm afraid I won't use it much after the initial infatuation wears off which then results in the thing just sitting unused or it being sold on Ebay.

    I've never been a gamer, but who knows, I might find some interest in it. I abhor violence so those types of games are out.

    The Xbox One offers a bit more than just games. The Kinect attachment invites interactivity, and, being a grandfather I thought that might be fun with the grandkids. Exercise is always a good thing to do and something I was driven to do up until a few years ago and the Xbox One offers that as well. And who, at least secretly, doesn't desire to learn to dance.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated to help me make this decision.
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    Welcome back.
    Go on get one you know you want to, if it doesn't suit you, let someone else have a bargain on eBay
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    We will be at my daughter's house this weekend, and they have an Xbox One.
    I will let you know what they think of it.
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    I've still got my old Football / Tennis / Squash / Skeet / Target machine from back in the 70s packed away in my bedroom, still in its box (used, but kept in the box).

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    I've been getting talked into building one myself. FG, Bryn and LM might have some suggestions on that. Any ideas and input is welcome.

    I'll probably end up with an Xbox One also since the Kinect thing probably won't work with my new box.

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    As one gets older, exercising the brain is quite important. Games on computers, Xboxes, and all the others can be extremely beneficial, and keep the brain active. It also helps keep fingers nimble. Even if you don't get on with some of the games I'm sure there will be some that appeal. Perhaps strategy, there's a very good and involving game about building and then developing a village then into a town, sorting all the civic type issues and even forming an army in case of attack from other places. The thing that intrigues me most is the developing of the village, when you can see tiny little people actually walking, stopping to talk to somebody else then moving on to the farm where there are cows and sheep, which are moving around and grazing ! It fascinates me to see people and animals come alive in front of my eyes, and vehicles moving about their business.

    When I was a child I used books as buildings, I had a few dinky toys and my people were the people shaped Chinese checkers pieces in six different colours. Of course the police were the blue ones, and the firemen were the red ones. My two older brothers and I used to take over the dining room floor and make a town layout, meticulously arranging the books so that streets were there. The adventures we had were amazing - mum didn't mind so long as we put everything back where we had got it from (it kept her three children well occupied for hours especially when it was raining outside !)

    So you see why I find computer games so fascinating - the people move by themselves ! The houses build themselves ! It's like watching a film with you at the controls ! I'm not so keen on the violent games, but there are so many domestic type games, civic type games, there are some remarkable games with different sports like golf, and snooker, and football - Brilliant, and the programming of those sports games has been thoroughly researched so that movements are as realistic as possible. There must surely be one or two that suit most people. I find that the home desk top or lap top computer (or the x-box etc ) are the most incredible technological developments that have ever been !
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    G#Gill...........What are you on ?.......and can I have some.



    Just teasing, nice to hear your excitement at modern technology........mobile phones get me excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    G#Gill...........What are you on ?.......and can I have some.



    Just teasing, nice to hear your excitement at modern technology........mobile phones get me excited.

    Bruv, I don't believe in just saying something that occupies one line. That maybe a fault of mine - once I get going on a subject, I go on and on till people reading my words just nod off !

    As far as mobile phones are concerned, I have a bog standard no frills or jingle bells model, I just want a form of communication that I can use when I need to when I am out and about ! It cost me £15 brand new from Sainsburys about 4 years ago. It has photo capabilities and a QWERTY keyboard, which is just the ticket for me. It's a Vodafone by the way.
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    Bruv, I don't believe in just saying something that occupies one line. That maybe a fault of mine - once I get going on a subject, I go on and on till people reading my words just nod off !

    As far as mobile phones are concerned, I have a bog standard no frills or jingle bells model, I just want a form of communication that I can use when I need to when I am out and about ! It cost me £15 brand new from Sainsburys about 4 years ago. It has photo capabilities and a QWERTY keyboard, which is just the ticket for me. It's a Vodafone by the way.
    Compared to mine that's wayyyy hi-tech. I just use mine for texts & calls (primarily incoming). It has a camera capability (which has to have a dummy picture taken first as the first one comes up with weird blue-green colours all over it). I think it has a dictaphone facility - although not certain. It has an MP3 function, which is a total dead loss, as the headphone socket is the same as the charger / usb socket, which is a weird spade connector. As for a keyboard - mine's just got the standard 1/abc, 2/def etc type.
    It's a crappy old Samsung SGH-E900 - I should have stuck with my even older Nokia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Compared to mine that's wayyyy hi-tech. I just use mine for texts & calls (primarily incoming). It has a camera capability (which has to have a dummy picture taken first as the first one comes up with weird blue-green colours all over it). I think it has a dictaphone facility - although not certain. It has an MP3 function, which is a total dead loss, as the headphone socket is the same as the charger / usb socket, which is a weird spade connector. As for a keyboard - mine's just got the standard 1/abc, 2/def etc type.
    It's a crappy old Samsung SGH-E900 - I should have stuck with my even older Nokia.

    I can see why you wish you'd stayed with your old Nokia. I bought my hubby a Nokia a couple of years ago, bog standard, he just wanted something that he could make contact with somebody on, and vice versa. It cost me £10 brand new. My son still has a Nokia and he has had 1st class service with it over 10 years !
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