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  15:41:50  10 April 2018
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PCDania
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That special air cooling system is one of the reasons I bougth that labtop. CPU and graphics produce a lot of heat but Asus made some very effective cooling that even is cooling most of the innards, the keyboard at most will feel warm. That means way less risk the labtop is killed by heat which back then was the most likely cause for a crashing or dead gaming labtop.

The other reasons is simply how it looks and that it's not a lightshow which is pretty common on gaming labtops. Instead there is white light under the keyboard and a discrete blue light at the edge of the screen pointing downwards, both of which can be disabled separately.

Consoles are a nice way of being able to play games (you only need a TV and an internet connection) but I prefer a computer. I do have a game (can't remember the name, bought when looking for something different to try out) that is ported from console to computer but its controls are unusable with keyboard and mouse. I bought a controller but I have given up learning how to use it. One thing is having to learn how to use the controller instead of keyboard and mouse, another is the ergonomics. I simply can't find a good way to hold that thing.
  10:22:47  12 April 2018
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Tejas Stalker
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Shadow of Chernobyl on a Laptop ( 1.0006 )

As we both know, the newer generations of CPUs and GPUs since yours use a lot less power and produce less heat as technology improves. Despite this I did buy a laptop cooler and use it at all times when I'm at home. Gotta keep the SSD cool for optimum performance.

It sounds like you feel the same way I do. I stayed clear of flashy and obnoxiously tricked out and colored Laptops that are decked out to appeal to teenagers. Mine is very subdued on the cover and I like the red lit keyboards and had no desire to go for the more expensive RGB lit keyboards.

If I had kids, I would probably buy them a Console when they're young and you don't want them to mess up a PC. However I would definitely want to wean them off that when they became young adults. Most colleges nowadays require Laptops for classes anyway. Lucky for me I have no kids and I don't have to send my cats to college. A Controller can be good for PC Games where you are driving but since I mainly play FPS Games, I'm quite content with a keyboard and mouse.

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I'm going to get back to my SoC Game this weekend.

TS
  17:48:44  2 September 2018
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Tejas Stalker
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Shadow of Chernobyl on a Laptop ( 1.0006 )

Well...here it is September and I never got back to my Laptop Game yet.

Here's why: ( talking about the Call of Chernobyl Mod - 1.4.22 version )

I enjoyed my Monolith Game so much ( getting in character and patrolling the northern stretches of the Zone ) that I realized what I liked to see was doing the start and finding the armors, weapons and supplies I desired. It wasn't necessarily about going to every level and doing suicide missions into areas far from home, far from weapon and armor repair and far from adequate supplies to maintain a campaign of territory expansion.

It was just the simple things. Find the three levels of toolkits. Find the best artifacts. Find the best armors. Get the weapons I favored. For that reason I ended up playing shorter Games with the focus on how it was to be the Faction that I was playing and to enjoy the beginning. Living the life of a Faction member...not assuming some character and rushing through the well known start-to-finish tasks.

My current progress is...

Call of Chernobyl 1.4.22: ( all days are in Game Time not real time )

- Loner Game: 90 days
- Monolith Game: 60 days
- Bandit Game: 50 days
- Clear Sky Game: ( currently at 33 days )

Truly the most fun I've had so far, is for the first time assuming the roles of the members of other Factions. My 1.2 & 1.3 Games were all about the Loners. I've really, really enjoyed the Monolith & Bandit Games the most. If you haven't tried other factions than your favorite, I highly recommend trying some more if not all. CoC is the best.

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It's funny how just my short time on the Laptop for a few months, I had already gotten used to the feel and key assignment of the laptop keyboard so much so that when I returned to my Desktop PC, I had to re-adjust my mindset. Since both used a Mouse, no problem there. Funny as I'm writing this now, my SoC Game stopped in Yantar, and my CoC Game as of last night was in Yantar.

TS
  08:31:03  5 November 2020
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SCAVENGER1
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aw the wolf claw kb, i had it once and the gaming side circle was to big for my hand. funny in most ways cause i have a big paw LOL but ever since then i been using the steel series Merc Stealth KB and been using it for bout 12 yrs now and i cant even think bout using a normal bland KB ya know..

far as playing COP once again and rying to remember where the tool kits are and so on. LOL my brain hurts ya know...im in Yarnov station i do need to go back but i want to get some good armor, i got my M4 kind of rifle now.

wich i allways loved using till the F2000 comes around
 
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