1. Folezicle's Avatar
    So I've just signed up, and to be brutally honest one of the reasons for doing this is the Surface Pro competition. That being said, I do enjoy forums, so I guess if I get a long with the community, I'll be more active.

    My relation with Microsoft is quite passionate. I love collecting Microsoft figures. I own the Microsoft Sam figure and a bunch of others. Same goes with Microsoft Studios, have a lot of merchandise from them as well.

    I was a Windows Phone user, but unfortunately my Lumia 930 broke a while ago. Currently using my iPhone 4S (which is covered in cracks, and part of the screen is missing). I've been using it for a couple of months now, waiting till I'm confident with what my next phone is going to be. And yes I'm considering the 950XL (despite the warning signs suggesting that Windows Phone will be scrapped or on hiatus). My justification is I'm a huge fan of the OS, and content with not having the latest of everything (it took me a 4-5 months to update my iPhone to the latest OS).

    As for software, I actually really like the updates for Microsoft Office (in particular the Powerpoint Creators Upadate). As I'm a Uni student studying Sociology and a minor in Creative Writing, I have a lot of use for Powerpoints when assignments consist of a speech. To be honest in some of the recent Microsoft Press Conferences, the new Office features really excite me.

    And then we have Xbox. I own a 360 and a Xbox One. I'm definitely going to get Scorpio. I play a ridiculous amount of games. Some of my favorites being.
    - Beyond Good and Evil HD
    - Super Smash Bros 4
    - Killer Instinct
    - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    - Deus Ex: GO
    - Fable: The Lost Chapters
    - Fable II
    - Shadows of the Damned
    - Fez
    - Halo: Combat Evolved
    - Halo: Reach
    - The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker
    - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    - Grand Theft Auto: IV
    - Ilomilo+
    - Hotline Miami
    - Age of Empires II
    - Age of Mythology
    - Assassin's Creed II
    - The Darkness
    - The World Ends with You: Solo Remix

    The list keeps going, didn't realise it was that big. Ah well, gives something for us to discuss.

    Groove is another thing I use a lot. I could list my favorite artists, but to be honest it'd be bigger than the game list. Basically I like a lot of Metal (from Black Sabbath to Death/Black Metal) and Punk (from Hardcore band like Black Flag to Powerviolence). I guess the two biggest bans to inspire me are Amebix and Inquisition. Overall I can't live without Groove nowadays. I use it religiously, and I would be spending at least a $100 a week if it wasn't for the subscription service. I have kind of gravitated towards Hip-Hop more recently. Mostly Hipster and Experimental stuff. I've been meaning to get into Jazz and Blues. So any recommendations would be appreciated.

    And then there is Windows 10, absolutely love it, and try to help the Windows Store as much as possible. Have a huge collection of apps and Films/TV shows.

    Outside of Microsoft, I guess I socialise and ride my bike (on the quest to lose some weight). I have an on-and-off relationship with my electric drum kit (honestly acoustic motivates you to practice more). Apart from that there is study and work.

    I plan on doing an Xbox Podcast soon with a mate, may as well post it up on here when it is done.

    Anyway, cheers if you've got this far in the message. Look forward to talking to you guys.
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    06-06-2017 01:53 AM
  2. Drael646464's Avatar
    Heya.

    Kiwi here, welcome to the forum. Just purchases a 950 recently. Pretty confident we'll be supported on current models until the end of the year, and that includes some major major updates. Plus the apps all still keep working either way, and there's defo a few extra features on the way late summer. Awesome platform, I'm new to it, so it's something I get a little joy outta.

    New something coming soon there. A new form factor ("Andromeda"), and also some changes to mobile. That may or may not include current models, but it'll boost the app platform either way. There was some "cshell' leaked on the front page, boy I hope we get that :) :)

    Windows 10 itself is a beautiful beast. Xbox I never got into, but I want to now. Maybe the scorpio or xbox one s, can be my VR entry point, with one of those acer headsets. Top down RPG fan, so I've always gravitated to the PC for those.

    Music wise you might enjoy "griz" - its "future funk" (ie glitch-hop, hip-hop, jazz etc mixed up)

    Anyway, welcome welcome :)
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    06-06-2017 02:53 AM
  3. paragoneer's Avatar

    New something coming soon there. A new form factor ("Andromeda"), and also some changes to mobile.
    For a minute there I thought you were referring to Google's allegedly canned Andromeda project ^_^
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    06-06-2017 04:47 AM
  4. paragoneer's Avatar
    Fellow Aussie here, welcome aboard mate ^_^
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    06-06-2017 04:47 AM
  5. Josiah23's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central!! We're glad to have you with us and I hope you enjoy your stay.
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    06-06-2017 06:14 PM
  6. faisalbaba's Avatar
    Welcome Folezicle

    Sent from (IOK)
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    06-06-2017 06:57 PM
  7. Drael646464's Avatar
    For a minute there I thought you were referring to Google's allegedly canned Andromeda project ^_^
    It's got the same name, but its referenced in the windows code, this new hardware and matching OS.
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    06-06-2017 09:50 PM
  8. sd4f's Avatar
    I'm an aussie as well. Just upgraded my L920 which I bought right at the start of 2013, to a L950 last week.

    Suggestions are to avoid the telstra and optus branded phones, telstra ones come preloaded with telstra apps. Ones to look out for, if there is a box is "CV ANZ", they're the vanilla ones which could be bought outright at microsoft or other stores.

    Fortunately it doesn't look like anything will change until at least next year. So if you do upgrade, you won't be out in the lurch when W10M gets dumped for what appears to be cshell.
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    06-06-2017 10:40 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central!
    Sounds like you are a Microsoft fan/user through and though, wow! That's very cool that you collect Microsoft figures, which I didn't even know of their existence until your opening post.
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    06-06-2017 11:00 PM
  10. Folezicle's Avatar
    Heya.

    Kiwi here, welcome to the forum. Just purchases a 950 recently. Pretty confident we'll be supported on current models until the end of the year, and that includes some major major updates. Plus the apps all still keep working either way, and there's defo a few extra features on the way late summer. Awesome platform, I'm new to it, so it's something I get a little joy outta.

    New something coming soon there. A new form factor ("Andromeda"), and also some changes to mobile. That may or may not include current models, but it'll boost the app platform either way. There was some "cshell' leaked on the front page, boy I hope we get that :) :)

    Windows 10 itself is a beautiful beast. Xbox I never got into, but I want to now. Maybe the scorpio or xbox one s, can be my VR entry point, with one of those acer headsets. Top down RPG fan, so I've always gravitated to the PC for those.

    Music wise you might enjoy "griz" - its "future funk" (ie glitch-hop, hip-hop, jazz etc mixed up)

    Anyway, welcome welcome :)
    Thanks for GRiZ, pure coincidence that my friend showed me them the other day. It now has a name thanks a lot

    Welcome to Windows Central!! We're glad to have you with us and I hope you enjoy your stay.
    How'd you earn PC Gaming Champion?

    Welcome to Windows Central!
    Sounds like you are a Microsoft fan/user through and though, wow! That's very cool that you collect Microsoft figures, which I didn't even know of their existence until your opening post.
    I will have to post it when I'm content with the collection (it is mainly Microsoft Studios stuff at the moment). I love collecting stuff, I have all Deus Ex figures sinch Human Revolution and have nearly all Super Smash Bros. Amiibos (I literally bought 4 Game & Watch Amiibos, I think a link better explains why).

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...x=0&ajaxhist=0

    I'm an aussie as well. Just upgraded my L920 which I bought right at the start of 2013, to a L950 last week.

    Suggestions are to avoid the telstra and optus branded phones, telstra ones come preloaded with telstra apps. Ones to look out for, if there is a box is "CV ANZ", they're the vanilla ones which could be bought outright at microsoft or other stores.

    Fortunately it doesn't look like anything will change until at least next year. So if you do upgrade, you won't be out in the lurch when W10M gets dumped for what appears to be cshell.
    Thanks, yeah I plan to buy a mobile on its own. I was on a plan with Optus with my Lumia, and had no issues. I'm losing patience with my iPhone 4S though.
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    06-07-2017 05:12 AM
  11. Josiah23's Avatar
    How'd you earn PC Gaming Champion?
    @Folezicle
    I got that title for being super active (trying to be, lol) in the PC/Gaming thread here at Windows Central, and trying to keep it alive with new threads and open discussions.

    I got "referred" to the Community Manager (James Falconer) and he put quite a few titles under my name, "PC Gaming Champion" being one of the few.

    Almost every section of the forums 'can' have a "Champion" to watch, maintain, and answer any questions within that section to keep things interesting here at Windows Central.
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    06-07-2017 08:09 AM
  12. sinime's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!

    I think you need to add Fallout 4 to your list of Xbox games
    06-07-2017 09:06 AM
  13. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. Thats a MUCH better into than the "Hello" I gave
    06-07-2017 06:22 PM
  14. lemmmy's Avatar
    Welcome! Love Deus Ex!
    06-12-2017 01:09 PM

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