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Video Game Boxes.

06 January 2017 - 02:40 PM

I don't know of a better way to title this topic, but it's about the boxes that video games actually come in - the packaging, the artwork, the game itself, any manuals, and so on.

After you open up the box, get your video game out, and get to playing, what do you do with the box afterward? Do you keep it? Throw it away? How do you treat it?

Myself, I usually throw the boxes away after some time. I used to keep all my boxes for all the games I'd ever bought or played, but after many years of this, I realised they contributed nothing but wasted space, as all they offered were a manual and warranty information for systems that haven't been made in years (I used to buy a lot of GBA games new). When clearing out my stuff, those were one of the first things to go, as they were collecting dust and didn't help me much at all.
I did keep my Nintendo 3DS Owner's Manual, however - since it's on the system itself, and is a rather hefty volume, I believe it would come in use one day. (And it did - I didn't know that 'orange blinking light' means that someone on the Friend List came online, because the Friend List is not a feature I often use!)

Some I've kept - like Etrian Odyssey games, because they had stuff bundled with the pre-orders. Cases like that don't very often exist, though, so I don't really keep any of my boxes. Of course, if there were other, humourous situations, I would be inclined to hold onto a box for just a while longer.

What about the rest of you?

Retaining Old Systems.

06 January 2017 - 02:35 PM

Speaking for myself, I always like to retain all video game systems that I have ever owned. The reason for this is because I don't like to just get rid of games, especially if I enjoy them, and when they're for a system that is no longer being made, finding either the game or the system itself is an extreme chore, being either inconvenient, very expensive, or both. (Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, anyone?)

How do the rest of you feel about your old systems? Do you keep your old games? or trade up to newer ones? or perhaps some odd mix of both behaviours? It'll be interesting to see how you treat your games.

Oh, and for this topic, mentioning PCs as a game system would be a bit odd, since PC games are a lot easily transferable due to the fluidity of the medium. You can mention PCs if you wish, though it doesn't really work for how I had the question in mind.

Deck the Walls with Paper Jolly - Voting

25 December 2016 - 04:10 PM

As originally seen here, we had entrants put their artistic talents to work to craft the best December-themed wallpaper they could!

There weren't too many but I liked the entries a lot, myself! So then, who will emerge victorious?
 
 

Voting Rules!


:: You each only get 1 vote, so choose wisely on which person posted your favourite wallpaper.
:: You cannot vote for yourself. (If you vote for yourself, your vote will not be counted.)
:: Voting is open to all members of Lake Valor. However, in the interest of fairness, I myself will not be voting.
:: You have until Sunday, January 1st, 06:00 GMT, to cast your vote - so just a little bit after New Year's Eve, though accounting for the time zone difference it will still be New Year's Eve for a handful of you. At that time, the votes will be tallied.

 

Entrants!


For the sake of convenience, so you don't swap back and forth between the topics, here are all the entrants in alphabetical order. Be warned - these are wallpapers, so the images will be quite large.
 
Cadbberry
 

 
 
Ren
 

Deck the Walls with Paper Jolly

01 December 2016 - 11:06 PM

Deck the Walls with Paper Jolly


Hello, Valorians! With the advent (har har) of a new month comes a slew of new events, for you to test yourself and show off your abilities. For this occasion, those of you more artistically inclined (and even a few who may not be) will be given the chance to create your very own wallpaper, to share with others and display your talents!
 

Rules!


:: The name of the game is to create a wallpaper of your own design. Any contest submission must be your own work, not someone else's.

:: Your background must be, at minimum, 1366 x 768 pixels in size (width by length). If you can make it larger, so much the better, but that's up to you.

:: As befits the contest theme, your wallpaper must be themed around any festivities, snow, events, or anything else standardly associated with December.

:: When posting your wallpaper, either put a URL to it, or enclose it in a spoiler tag. Do not post the image outright! It will stretch the screen and cause strain on the page.

:: You may edit your post later if you want to tweak your entry. When the contest closes, only your latest edit will count.

:: You have until Sunday, December 25th, 2016, at 23:59 GMT to post your wallpaper entry - in other words, right as Christmas Day ends. Make the most of your time!

:: After the deadline, there will be a separate thread opened for voting on who you believe did the best job with his or her wallpaper.

 

Prizes!


First Place gets 5 Event Points, plus the Contest Winner Medal.
Second Place gets 4 Event Points.
Third Place gets 3 Event Points.
Anyone under Third Place gets 2 Event Points each.
All Participants will be given the Christmas Medal.

 

Entrants!




 

Now, let's see your painting hands at work.


LV Announcer's Birthday Memories - Voting

21 November 2016 - 08:08 PM

gallery_2539_3_288.png LV Announcer's Memories gallery_2539_3_3106.png


"Wow, you guys are stupendous. All of this for me? I know I asked for a little bit of help, but I really wasn't expecting this much!

"It's like I'm looking at my birthday cake and I don't want to blow out the candles just yet, and I want to savour the moment.

"You've all told me a lot about myself, so I'm sure all the stuff you've told me is correct to some degree! It feels really weird of me to say this, but I want to see who's the 'most correct', ha ha.

"So I'm going to step out of the room for a bit, while you all talk it over and decide whose story to go with. And don't worry - I promise not to eavesdrop!"


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As seen here, the aim of this activity was to tell LV Announcer what his life was like. I'll be honest; I really liked all of your entries, and I got a smile or two from many of them. But to keep a story consistent, we'll decide on 1 of them to go with, just to prevent LV Announcer from going crazy with info.



Voting Rules!


:: You each only get 1 vote, so choose wisely on which person posted your favourite memory set.
:: You cannot vote for yourself. (If you vote for yourself, your vote will not be counted.)
:: Voting is open to all members of Lake Valor. However, in the interest of fairness, I myself will not be voting.
:: You have until Thursday, December 1st, 03:00 GMT, to cast your vote - i.e. until the end of November. At that time, the votes will be tallied.

 

Entrants!


For the sake of convenience, so you don't swap back and forth between the topics, here are all the entrants in alphabetical order.


Achromatic





AzurAurora





Azure





Cadbberry





Ren





Sanctuary



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Good luck, everyone!