To be a Dick or not be a Dick. That is the question! (Road Safety)

Getting your driving license can be one of the happiest moment of life. Now you can finally drive as much as you want. But sometimes, you will not be driving or you will have passengers with you.

Driving with another driver in the passenger seat sucks! He's been criticizing my driving every 5 mins. STFU! He also advised me to coast to save fuel. :@

Publiée par Nayar Joolfoo sur Mercredi 26 décembre 2018

I have my driving habits and it’s not perfect. But I can say I’m a “safe” driver. The other day, my cousin’s car broke and I had to drive him. Damn he couldn’t shut up.

When I am in the passenger seat, I try not to focus on the road and let the driver do the driving. I enjoy the view outside and trust the driver. But the other day, my friend was driving me home and for a few moment of inattention, he bumped into the car  in front of us. My hand reached to the handbrakes but it was too late.

Now I’m wondering, should I be co-piloting every-time, get huge decision fatigues (due to the fact that their driving style doesn’t match mine) and annoy the hell out of the driver?

How do you behave when in the passenger seat? (Other: comment)

 

[Review] Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience (PS4)

Price

The game is actually priced at £15.99 but I actually paid £ 5.79 during a sale  on PlayStation Store. In Mauritius rupees, it would be around Rs 280 which is a good price.

 

Graphics

The graphics are excellent on the PS4. A real treat to the eyes.

 

Gameplay

Excessive crouching

After playing Rise of the Tomb Raider, there was some things which annoyed me. e.g.

Snake, the protagonist, crouches too much even when there are no enemies around. Just walk near a wall or something and he just crouches so I have to press X to make him stand up again. Call it first world problems but I think Tomb Raider nailed the fight mode better.

No jump!

Like really. Snake cannot jump unless the terrain provides the option to. Sometimes a rock is really small and snake cannot climb it. You have to find a red carpet-like route in the mountains to climb higher.

Silencers are not permanent

In Tomb Raider games, bow and arrows are OP. Unfortunately there are no bow and arrows in MGS V. Only some guns come with silencers and the effect wears off. After shooting few people, your gun becomes loud again. Gotta calculate the risks before engaging enemies.

The AI!

At first, the enemies seemed really dumb. You could just run besides them and they won’t notice. But later in the game, their vision sharpens as you create more havoc. They adapt to your play style.

Overall

Where this games shines is in the small details. Just google metal gear solid hidden tricks and so on. You’ll be amazed by the amount of features present in the game. I used to play it as a shooter game and it worked fine. But after discovering the real stealth tactics, it got even more amazing. I’d totally recommend anyone to try the game.

Deleting Windows 10 from my Dual-Boot Laptop to leave Linux Only

There is no point in having Windows 10 installed alongside my Linux OS (KDE Neon) anymore for me. I thus deleted the Windows partition from my SSD boot drive leaving more space for my Linux OS and apps.

But why? Gaming is the reason

I recently purchased a PlayStation 4 for gaming. I get a minimum of 30FPS with 1080p on my TV for every game. No more having to tweak games settings so as to have a “playable” FPS as on PC.

PUBG can be played on my Huawei Y9 very conveniently in case I’m on the move. My laptop can handle some RTS games quite well and steam is bringing quite some games to Linux now. I recently purchased Tomb Raider (2013) game for $ 2.99 during a promotion. After finding this, there is really no point in having Windows 10 anymore.

I know that the Linux drivers may sometimes have a slight performance disadvantage; my laptop has an NVIDIA GEFORCE 940MX. But yeah, I decided to vote with my money. By buying more games from Steam on Linux platform, more games will come to Linux eventually. With that better driver from the manufacturers.

Buying Games from PlayStation Store in Mauritius

PlayStation is maybe not officially supported in Mauritius right now. e.g. most Mauritians choose the US or UK as their country when first setting up their PlayStation.

For the past 3 months I downloaded different demos and free-to-play games. Then PlayStation put a heavy discount on Motorcycle Club, Life is Strange and Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 year anniversary.  I decided to finally buy my first game. And lo! I couldn’t add my PayPal account

 

I even tried with my MCB Prepaid Card but I’d still get an error.

An error occured while adding your PayPal account

Fortunately there are numerous PlayStation groups on Facebook for Mauritians. I inquired about the problem there.

Finally a friend suggested me to buy PSN Cards. I quickly googled it and was going to buy a $10 card but then I remembered that my account is configured for the UK. I should get £10 cards instead.

Finally bought my PSN Card from offgamers.com.

It was very quick and they accepted PayPal as payment. I missed the deal of Motorcyle Club but managed to buy Tomb Raider in time.