Illinois, United States
Who Am I?
I am a former critic on the Portal 2 Workshop, yet unofficially when I was active. One day I may return to Portal 2, but probably won't be a critic about it because it is just not worth it anymore. It's a real pit with 600,000+ entries , where it is a freak occurance something is decent. I have an ever-growing backlog of maps I want to play. Another reason I am not returning any time soon is not just for personal reasons, but technical reasons as well with how Portal 2 and the Workshop handles play history. It's a bug that needs fixing and hasn't been fixed in years since it was confirmed to me through Steam Support. Valve Time™ :steamfacepalm: Contraption Maker doesn't have these issues.

Contraption Maker is the second most played game in my library. I contribute to the Contraption Maker Workshop more than Portal 2. The Contraption Maker Workshop is way more managable with under 10,000 entries . There is a much higher concentration of great entries for play, which is very worthwhile. Also found some great users to be friends with by playing these entries!

Formerly used a computer of 475W that used a GeForce GTX 1050. I now have (as of 7/24/2019 [pcpartpicker.com]):
CoolerMaster MasterBox MB530P
Gigabyte Z390 UD (ATX)
Intel Core i7-8700K
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML240L
G.Skill 2x8GB DDR4-3200
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660Ti
Samsung 970 Evo+ 500GB PCIe M.2
Corsair RM 850x

If you want to see what my profile used to look like:
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Workshop Showcase
This is a collection of great puzzles I found while browsing around the Contraption Maker Workshop. Original authors, PLEASE DON'T DELETE YOUR ENTRIES FOUND HERE! We will all lose something special if you do! If some of these contraptions don't work or are
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Created by - wildgoosespeeder
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wildgoosespeeder Jan 6 @ 6:32am 
Hey Batcat, can you open up https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198087838473/recommended/293660 to comments and try to keep that conversation there? You could continue the conversation on https://steamcommunity.com/id/wildgoosespeeder/recommended/293660 as well. Thanks.
Stanley[42▒] Jan 5 @ 11:50pm 
Yeah, I kinda feel the same way with TRI: starts out nicely paced, but like an aging computer, gets slower over time until the ending.

Can't say it wasn't worth it though, despite that it's not the best puzzle/exploration game out there. I learned to think with triangles!
Batcat Dec 31, 2019 @ 2:52pm 
Just finished TRI and completely agree with your review, chapter 1 to 12 were OK but 13 till 15 just wanted me to get to the end and finish it.
Stanley[42▒] Dec 26, 2019 @ 3:09pm 
New Year's (Decade's) resolution: at long last get a new PC fresh with a good CPU, GPU, and whatnot. As we both know, I've been overdue for years now, and although you couldn't 100% convince me, the games I like to play have convinced me since 2016/2017. Maybe I just had to see it for myself.

See you in 2020. It is coming...
Bullete Jun 30, 2019 @ 7:40am 
Thanks for the tip in contraption maker workshop, deleted.
Stanley[42▒] Jun 28, 2019 @ 2:06pm 
Also, have fun with RiME! Despite my complaints about it in the review, I actually think it's an interesting little game. I think I wrote it the way I did at the time in part out of frustration of the GPU requirements (which has since been a trending thing — it seems like few games actually respect potato PCs anymore :steamsad:). At the time I wasn't quite sure whether to gauge whether I had sufficient specs or not.

Needless to say, I'm still thinking of hardware upgrades, probably as soon as next year, just to be able to handle the GrApHiCaLlY iNTeNS3 stuff :steammocking: