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Hi, my name is stanthegunman!

stanthegunman Member Posts: 3 Connected
hello my name is my gamer tag and i am an disabled 60+ online gamer, gaming helps me cope and take my mind off how i feel.


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @stanthegunman Welcome pleased to meet you.

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  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,374 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @stanthegunman and welcome to the community.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @stanthegunman and a warm welcome to you.
    Thus far I've stuck to games played on my old playstations (1 and 3). Recently acquired Rome - Total War but am apprehensive of loading it and going online. One you're familiar with? What games do you prefer :smile:
    Warmest best wishes,
  • stanthegunman
    stanthegunman Member Posts: 3 Connected
    hello jennysdad Rome total war is a very good strategy game and i have it and played several in the total war series, i am a PC gamer and most of it on line, i play Armoured Warfare a lot, i was in the army for 22 years and loved driving tanks and tracked vehicles, also the new Farcry 5 which is also excellent. don't worry to much about going online with playstation they are very secure now enjoy total war i did. 
    all the best stanthegunman
  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @stanthegunman and thank you for getting back to me.
    I bought Rome Total War as something to play on my PC, assuming it was like my ancient favourite Empire Earth and something I could simply play against the computer :smile: I haven't even tried to load it yet, but am not sure I want to get into the 'gaming community'. I'm very 'time' and 'cost' conscious.
    I keep seeing Tank-based games and being tempted - my father was in the army, in REME, back in the late 1940s and 50s - so I'm a bit of a sucker for them.
    22 years is a long time, Stan. You must have a ton of memories.
    And all that aside, how are you?
    Very best to you,


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