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Topic: General Gaming / Rainbow Six Siege

Fantastic! The game looks like everything is as top-notch as, and in some areas, even better than Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. This is definently a day-one buy for me. Can’t wait to see what else Ubisoft unveils on it up to its release.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Wait... How Long Ago?!

A couple of moments ago, I was messing around on my profile, when suddenly, I saw that Kongregate told me that I have been a member since December 31, 2008. I looked at my computer, picked my jaw (See, that’s a pun) off of the floor, and was shocked to know that I had been on Kongregate for five years (Six years come this December 2014)! I have had some great times over those years chatting with you all, and plan on keeping my profile going even as I now go to college.

Here’s why I made this thread, to get people on Kongregate to tell the date they joined, how long it has been, their most notable badge(s) recieved, what was the first game they played, and to reminisce if they see fit.

Kongregate is fantastic for meeting people and being able to play games at the same time is just so fantastic. I applaud the Kongregate team for creating a website that we have all thoroughly enjoyed!

Now, here’s my entry:

-Joined: December 31, 2008 (I feel so freaking old.)

-Time that has passed: 5, almost 6, years.

-Notable Badges: Two impossible badges in one day. (The Line Game/ Pandemic)

-First Game: Platform Racing 2.

-Reminisce: All I have to say is, “Those freaking chat rooms of The Valley and Echo Hall.”

You’re turn. :)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / 450-650$ Laptop Budget. Advice needed!

I understand how you’re feeling. I used to feel the same way, scared to make a PC. But after experimenting and trying a few builds, I realized that as long as you know what you’re doing, or if someone teaches you, building a PC can be a fun, and ultimately a worthwhile, experience. Here, I’ll make you a list of what you need, and you need to get it all in this order or else you have a risk of messing up the items that you need, and you don’t want to risk losing money. By the way, I will basically give you the parts I am using for my powerful computer, so this will run you around $800-900, but trust me It’s worth it in the end. Anyway, here it is:

-First, you will want to get a Computer Tower. This is important, because it tells you what kind of motherboard and whatnot you can get to fit inside. For the tower, you will want to get one that has many fans on the inside (ranging from 150mm to 230mm). The fans will ensure no overheating and will make the PC run faster and more efficient. I recommend getting THIS TOWER

-Second, you will want to buy a Processor. This is the most important aspect of the computer’s parts, since you will be using this to build off of. THIS PROCESSOR is my recommendation.

-Third, a motherboard is required. This is where you will be putting everything that you buy when you are complete, so everything must fit perfectly, and the set up I have, and am, going to give you, fits it perfectly. I recommend THIS motherboard.

-Fourth, you will need a graphics card. This will help determine just how great the game will look when it runs, and how much it can handle. THIS is my recommended graphics card.

-Fifth, you will want to get RAM. RAM decides how much you can have running at once, and if your computer will either stride, or buckle under the pressure (To put it in layman’s terms). THIS is my recommended RAM. It’s kind of pricey, but it’ll be worth it.

-Sixth, you will want memory. This is based on preference and does not ultimately effect the quality of the game as it runs or the PC in general. But I do recommend a SSD (Solid State Drive) and THIS is the one I recommend.

-Lastly, you will want to total all of the energy the system is using (Watts) and get a Power Source. Id you don’t have enough power, the computer will ultimately not work, overheat, and break from the amount of watts going through the system without a proper power source. The common amount, and the amount used by my PC is 750 watts. So, I recommend THIS power source.

After this, you will just need things like a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speakers, but that should be no problem to get and does not rely on how your PC is built. So, that is my PC. I recommend having someone older install all of this, or you think you can, try yourself (It could give you experience) but make sure you have an adult nearby, you don’t want to hurt yourself. There are plenty of videos on YouTube that can show you how to install everything. So, good luck! I hope you can do this, or if you decide to go with your laptop, get what you’re looking for. :)

P.S. All of the parts I gave you have been heavily researched by me, and each should fit into the overall PC with ease. So don’t worry, everything listed is high-powered and ready to be bought and installed. Oh, and you will probably not have to upgrade for quite a long time because the parts are so good. This set-up can probably run Grand Theft Auto 5 on it when the game releases later this year for PC. And lastly, when you upgrade, you will not have to upgrade everything, you will just need to likely upgrade your video card based on the set-up I have given you. Have a great time!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / 450-650$ Laptop Budget. Advice needed!

Do you need to carry the game around? Because laptops aren’t usually the best idea when it comes to gaming. I HIGHLY recommend making your own desktop computer. You can build a fantastic piece of hardware that can run high-demand games, like Crysis, for as little as $600. Next, there are not very many good gaming laptops for that cheap, but if you can afford to do without taking it on the go, then a desktop gaming computer can be built for very cheap.
Recently, I had begun building a PC that is top-of-the-line for only $800. I have looked up the specs for the system I am building, and it can run games like Crysis 3 on its top settings and I probably will not have to upgrade for a great while. And if I bought this game on-line already built, it would cost over $1300! Which is why I highly recommend you build one from scratch. If you can’t build it on your own, you should find someone who can, like a good tech-savvy friend.
There is a website called, Tigerdirect.com, that sells computer parts, and sometimes, they have sales that make these items VERY cheap. (They have sales everyday, but they are not always computer parts.)
So yeah, a laptop is not the best option for gaming, but while there are good ones, they are not as cheap as you need them to be.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / how do i convince my parents (or just my mom) to let me play M rated games

First of all, remember to always respect your parents and that they are just trying to help you and protect you. Now that that’s out of the way, let me explain something to you.
M-Rated games are rated M and recommended for older people for a reason. While some games have a much lower reason (Halo with only Blood and Violence. [The dark story is probably enough to make the game rated M]) for being rated M, others have really good reasons to not be played by children, or even teenagers. Grand Theft Auto is especially apparent. The game features some of the most realistic violence on the market, and the characters are not the most moral people in the world (I’m looking at you, Trevor Phillips). The GTA games have had a long history of being for adults only or Mature people (17 year olds) in the ESRB’s case. Other games (Like Call of Duty) feature strong or intense violence that can be gritty and hard to watch. While there may be an option to “tune down” the violence, nothing will hide the overall image. In some cases, there are games (Like The Walking Dead: The Game) that feature a large amount of Strong Language. Cursing is a problem for many people, and the reason being is that they heard people curse constantly, and this had a heavy influence on them. In the cases of many people I know, they heard cursing around them and that’s why they curse frequently. This remains true for seeing a character smoke, drink, have sex, or even kill someone on-screen. The more you see images, the more curious you will get on the activity. While this may not be true for the “killing” part, the other three can get pretty tempting to try out (especially at the “teenager” section of your life. Trust me, I’ve gone through those years already).
Overall, In your case, I recommend waiting until you are older to play M-Rated games. While I realize that all the images on the screen are just mere pixels and voices,you never know when something will have a heavy influence on you later, or even sooner, in your life (Especially this early in your life).
And if your parents won’t allow you to play the games, trust them, they probably have a good reason for not allowing you to play them (Such as “protecting your innocence” or something much greater). Also, have your parents check out the REAL reasons behind the game being rated M on ESRB.com, this will give your parents the opportunity to see if the game is not as bad as they think, or if you might even be able to get them in the future when you get a little older.
Oh, and don’t worry. You will always have an opportunity to play M rated games when you get older. I’m sure they’ll be making games like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption, Dead Space, etc. when you get older. Just be patient, and you’ll have your chance. :)

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If you could change your name?

Gandalf.
I mean seriously, who WOULDN’T want their name changed to such a magnificent name?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Walking Dead The Game: 400 Days

This new piece of DLC for The Walking Dead: The Game officially has release dates and they are as followed:
Tuesday, July 2nd – PlayStation Network (North America)
Wednesday, July 3rd – PC/Mac (Steam, Telltale Games Store)
Friday, July 5th – Xbox Live (Worldwide)
Wednesday, July 10th – PlayStation Network (Europe)
Thursday, July 11th – iOS (Worldwide)
After you play it, you can discuss it here in this thread!
Now, please be warned, SPOILERS ARE PERMITTED in this thread so tread lightly if you have not played the first Season or 400 Days.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / wow mods r so boring

Mods aren’t very boring! They are the most epic things to ever exist! Mods make everything better! Just look at DayZ!
(Just in case you’re wondering, I do understand he is talking about Moderators…) xP

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is the TI-Nspire worth getting?

Actually, it highly depends on which classes you are taking and what you are hoping to major in. If you are taking classes such as Calculus, and majoring in classes that have to do with using complex math equations, sequences, etc. then I would highly recommend it. Buying one of the TI-Nspires is highly recommended if you will use it regularly in your future career. Like I said, the future worth heavely depends on what you hope to do in your life when you get older.
EDIT: The TI-Nspire is avaiable for very cheap on places like Ebay or Amazon, I would recommend getting one from those sites. Regularly, they can be over $100 at regular sale sites and stores. Also, the TI-Nspire CAS is in color and goes no more than like $10 more than the regular (Non-color) model. I would recommend that one for it’s efficiency and dependablity. But, which ever works for your pockets would be the best. If you want to save money, I highly recommend using the two sites, Ebay and Amazon. Good luck!

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Quick highlights of Xbox One reveal for anyone who missed it

Originally posted by gluCROWse:

Lol look at all these losers trying to decide how to enter the NEXT GEN

I have a wii u so im already in the NEXT GEN

get on my level

As for the Wii U, the specs are currently better than both the Xbox 360, and the PS4. The only thing is, the specs are only a small bit over both the consoles. The next-gen consoles of the both the PS4 and Xbox One shatter the Wii U’s specs by an extraoidinary margin. Yes, the Wii U is technically next-gen, but with the release of the next consoles of both Sony and Microsoft, the Wii U will definently be lacking in the department of power.

I am not hating on the Wii U, in fact, I rather enjoy the system. But as far as keeping up with the next consoles of Microsoft and Sony, it will be left by a large margin comparing the specs.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Have you ever sued or tried to sue someone?

I once tried to sue a dragon in Skyrim for killing my horse, but I realized it was not an actual feature. Sigh.

I was once lawyer in Skyrim, then I took a “You can’t handle the truth” to my ego.

As for that last sentence, all I have to say is, POW right in the kisser.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Quick highlights of Xbox One reveal for anyone who missed it

Originally posted by Wave_Rida:
I do not want a touch screen on my ps controller, and certainly not a sharebutton. Misclick once and you are stuck in your facebook.

Just sayin’, it is possible to turn the share button off. As for the touch screen, I believe it will be an interesting way to play games. I just hope that the touch screen doesn’t come off as too gimmicky.

Okay, I do wish that they gave the viewers more closer looks at more games and the actual power of the Xbox One. I do like the system and it’s specs, as well as its casing. But, the PS4 does appear to have more RAM compared the the Xbox One. I do in fact like the use of the Kinect with the Xbox for voice recognition, but I hope that it does not, as with the PS4’s Controller touch pad, come off as too gimmicky. Either way, E3 will definently be the turning point in the Next-Gen Console battle in a few weeks. Both companies better bring their best if they hope to win it.

As for me, I need to get a bit of information from both parties in order to actually decide which console gets my money.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Walking Dead: The Game (A TellTale Games Productions) Discussion Thread

MY PERSONAL CHOICES
Episode 1
1. Who did you attempt the save a Hersel’s farm? Duck or Shawn? Duck
2. Did you give the bitten girl the gun to commit suicide? Yes or no? Yes, she was miserable.
3. Who did you attempt to save at the pharmacy? Carley or Doug? Doug
4. Were you loyal to Kenny during the argument with Larry? Yes or No? Yes.
5. Were you able to save Clementine from the Walker in the bathroom? Or did Carley save her? I was able to save her.
Episode 2
1. Did you help the man in the bear trap? Yes or no? Yes, it was brutal.
2. Who did you give the rations of the day to? Clementine, Duck, Kenny, and myself.
3. Did you accept the offer from the St. John brothers? Yes or no? Yes.
4. Did you shoot the woman in the woods? Yes or no? No, the St. John brother did.
5. Did Clementine eat the dinner? Yes or no? No, i stopped her.
6. Who did you help in the meat locker? Kenny or Lilly? Lilly
7. Did you kill both, one of, or neither of the St. John brothers? Only killed one.
Episode 3
1. Did you shoot the girl in the street? Yes or no? No, it gave me and Kenny more time.
2. Did you leave Lilly in the street? Or did you take her with you? Left her.
3. How did you get Kenny to stop the train? Peacfully or Violently? Violently
4. Who did you have shoot Duck? Kenny or yourself? Myself
5. Who did you help on the train? Omid or Christa? Omid
Episode 4
1. Did you have Kenny or yourself shoot the kid? I had Kenny shoot him.
2. Did you take Clementine to Crawford? Yes
3. Did you pull up, or drop Ben? Dropped him
4. Who all came with you to rescue Clementine? Everyone except Ben.
5. What was the last thing you said to the man on the walkie-talkie? “What do you want from me?"
Episode 5
1. What did you do with your arm? Cut it off or not? Cut it off
2. How did you settle the argument with Kenny? Calmly or Did you lose your temper? Lost my temper
3. Who did Kenny sacrifice himself for? Christa or Ben? Christa
4. Who killed the Stranger? You or Clementine? Clementine
5. Did you have Clementine shoot you or did you have her to leave you to turn? Leave me to turn
I’ve had the choices for a while, but I forgot about the thread.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Do smartphones have any money-draining "traps"?

If you have an Android smartphone, you can go to the settings, click on the More tab, go to Usage, go to IT’S settings, and put a data limit on your phone.(Btw, this is from my HTC OneX). It has helped me with my smartphone data and would probably help you. If you are getting an Apple product, I’m not 100% sure if you can do it on them. Hope this helps you.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dead Space 3 review

Originally posted by ExemplaryReturns:
Originally posted by jawunleashed:

A game should not be rated based on whether or not a story is stolen. Besides, there are many stories that are generally the same. For example, in Mass Effect, you explore many worlds and are attempting to defeat the villains. I wouldn’t say this game stole anything from either of these games. Also, take military shooters for example, many of the stories are based on the “bad guys” trying to destroy the main player’s faction. This would not be a stolen story, but would rather be that the stories have a generic similarity about them. Besides, you should never base a game you are reviewing on another game. You should just review a game based on the game at hand. Also, not every game is going to have great differences in gameplay from other games. Almost all military shooters have the same basic controls, and I wouldn’t say they are stealing gameplay from one another. Then, about the weapon crafting. There are many games that use this same generic format, not just Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. Games like Ghost Recon: Future Soldier uses a similar format, as do many other games. Not shattering your opinion, I’m just saying that maybe you shouldn’t base a game’s review on another game.
In other news, a new Super Smash Bros. is in productions. xD

If you got this mad about a review on the internet, you must be super sensitive lol

Actually, I’m not mad at all, I’m just stating the justice of video games. :P Plus, your statement kinda made me cry. Jk… it didn’t. xD

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Who is the coolest video game character ever?

Yoshi… I mean come on, how can you not love the little guy and not think he’s cool. xD

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Dead Space 3 review

A game should not be rated based on whether or not a story is stolen. Besides, there are many stories that are generally the same. For example, in Mass Effect, you explore many worlds and are attempting to defeat the villains. I wouldn’t say this game stole anything from either of these games. Also, take military shooters for example, many of the stories are based on the “bad guys” trying to destroy the main player’s faction. This would not be a stolen story, but would rather be that the stories have a generic similarity about them. Besides, you should never base a game you are reviewing on another game. You should just review a game based on the game at hand. Also, not every game is going to have great differences in gameplay from other games. Almost all military shooters have the same basic controls, and I wouldn’t say they are stealing gameplay from one another. Then, about the weapon crafting. There are many games that use this same generic format, not just Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. Games like Ghost Recon: Future Soldier uses a similar format, as do many other games. Not shattering your opinion, I’m just saying that maybe you shouldn’t base a game’s review on another game.
In other news, a new Super Smash Bros. is in productions. xD

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Walking Dead - Short Version

The Walking Dead the Game is truly epic. The ending is very emotional and, honestly, I can’t wait for Season 2 of the series. :D SPOILER ALERT There is an ending after the credits, and it is such a cliffhanger. But, it sets up Season 2 perfectly.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Hilarious deaths in gaming

In Mass Effect 2, while you are on Samara’s loyalty mission, you meet a Volus who is using “Red Sand”. He claims that he is the “Greatest biotic ever” and he is a “god compared to all of the humans in your group”. You can either tell him to try and kill the person you are looking for or tell him to sit down and keep calm. If you tell him to attempt to kill the target, he runs in and throws a VERY (and i mean VERY) weak biotic throw. The throw hits the target’s nose and makes her head go back about half an inch. The target gets mad and as the Volus is walking off proudly, the target throws an INSANELY powerful biotic throw, throwing the Volus across the room, instantly killing him. It is one of the most epically hilarious deaths in Mass Effect 2.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / How do I keep everyone alive in Mass Effect 2?

Originally posted by Darver:

Put Grunt and Legion in your squad, grunt has an OP shotgun and Legion has an OP sniper if you buy those upgrades.

Actually, it would be best if you left Grunt with the defenders of the door. Otherwise, you could lose Mordin (The scientist) or anyone who is too weak and not well-armed enough to keep themselves alive during that section of the game (Tali, Legion, etc.) if your defenders aren’t very well stocked with powerful fighters. On my first play through, I took hard-hitters like Garrus and Grunt with me to destroy the Human Reaper. This caused Mordin to be killed while defending the door. If I were you, I’d take people like Tali and Legion with you to take out the Human Reaper. It may make the boss fight tougher for you, but it’ll ensure that your entire team survives.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What's your favorite flavor of gum?

Snozzberries
They are both very tangy, and very sweet!
It is a taste sensation that should not be missed by ANYONE

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Walking Dead: The Game (A TellTale Games Productions) Discussion Thread

Some major choices:
Episode 1
1. Who did you attempt the save a Hersel’s farm? Duck or Shawn?
2. Did you give the bitten girl the gun to commit suicide? Yes or no?
3. Who did you attempt to save at the pharmacy? Carley or Doug?
4. Were you loyal to Kenny during the argument with Larry? Yes or No?
5. Were you able to save Clementine from the Walker in the bathroom? Or did Carley save her?
Episode 2
1. Did you help the man in the bear trap? Yes or no?
2. Who did you give the rations of the day to? Names.
3. Did you accept the offer from the St. John brothers? Yes or no?
4. Did you shoot the woman in the woods? Yes or no?
5. Did Clementine eat the dinner? Yes or no?
6. Who did you help in the meat locker? Kenny or Lilly?
7. Did you kill both, one of, or neither of the St. John brothers?
Episode 3
1. Did you shoot the girl in the street? Yes or no?
2. Did you leave Lilly in the street? Or did you take her with you?
3. How did you get Kenny to stop the train? Peacfully or Ruthlessly?
4. Who did you have shoot Duck? Kenny or yourself?
5. Who did you help on the train? Omid or Christa?
Episode 4
1. Did you have Kenny or yourself shoot the kid?
2. Did you take Clementine to Crawford?
3. Did you pull up, or drop Ben?
4. Who all came with you to rescue Clementine? Names.
5. What was the last thing you said to the man on the walkie-talkie? “What do you want from me?”, “Please, don’t hurt her.”, or “I’m going to KILL you!”
Episode 5
1. What did you do with your arm? Cut it off or not?
2. How did you settle the argument with Kenny? Calmly or Did you lose your temper?
3. Who did Kenny sacrifice himself for? Christa or Ben?
4. Who killed the Stranger? You or Clementine?
5. Did you have Clementine shoot you or did you have her to leave you to turn?
Copy and paste this into your respone, and fill in your choices at the ends of the questions.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Walking Dead: The Game (A TellTale Games Productions) Discussion Thread

Over the past 7 months or so, TellTale Games has released a five-episode game series of The Walking Dead on Xbox Live Arcade, and Playstation Network. The game puts you in the shoes of Lee Everett, a convicted murder who’s trip in the back of a police car to prison, turns to a full-scale journey of survival, responsibility, and choices. The game is an interactive-adventure game that has you making quick choices, in which the choices can, and will, have deadly effects on the rest of the people you know, and yourself. As you adventure, you come across a girl, named Clementine. After a series of events, you are now responsible for this little girl. Your actions in all five episodes will decide her fate: Whether she will survive, or if she will die. You will meet many interesting characters and face many deadly “Walkers” (Zombies). You can speak of what choices you made during the course of the series, and share your experience. Note: The game is 2000 Microsoft Points, or $19.99 on Playstation Network.
WARNING:
This thread WILL contain major spoilers, it is highly recommended that you play the game series before scrolling down any lower.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / I Got The Wii U

I’m actually impressed with the Wii U. Nintendo was finally able to make the huge leap from last-generation graphics, to current-gen (Which is a huge accomplishment for Nintendo). I’ve actually played the Wii U and I have to agree that the gameplay is rather good and the controls fit well and feel smooth and natural. Also, give the Wii U time, I believe that after a while on the market, Nintendo will be able to have even more third-party developers even though they do have some pretty decent games as launch titles (Lego City Undercover, Mass Effect 3 [I’m still wondering why they didn’t release the trilogy on the Wii U], and even Assassin’t Creed 3, etc.) In my opinion, the Wii U can and most likley will be a smashing hit. That is if people would stop being so skeptical and give it a chance and actually play the thing. So, i applaud you for getting the Wii U.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Black Ops 2: The most major dissapointment in video games.

Honestly, I blame the disapointment on your PC. The game isn’t half-bad, in fact, i think it’s one of the best Call of Duty’s yet. The lagginess is MOST LIKELY do your computer’s graphics card. If you want to play PC games at their best, I recomend getting an actual gaming PC. Gaming PC’s have the best technology, in terms of graphics and power, so I would recommend getting yourself one of those. Then, the skipping cutscenes is completley doable, a little notification should tell you that a certain button (key) skips the cutscene. Wait, if it’s an in-game (The player is in control) cutescene, of course it won’t be able to skip, but if it’s an actual cutscene(You’re just watching) you should be able to skip it. Lastly, yes, Nuketown Zombies and Nuketown 2025 are two completley different things. So, the game isn’t bad at all, just blame it on your computer’s graphics card.