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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 25, 2014, 12:29:47 AM
I think when you talk about expectations you have to indicate a time reference. Compared to pre-E3 expectations the Xbox1 is seriously underperforming in NA. But compared to post E3 expectations, the Xbox is like a team that was down 40-0 at the half and then came back to almost tie up the game (against an opponent that they were expected to trounce fairly easily)
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: January 20, 2014, 11:26:59 AM
Game looks pretty awesome but unfortunately it doesn't look my my style of game. It's a little bit too run 'n' gun. I was hoping for something a little slower and more tactical.  COD fans are sure to love it though.
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [Kickstarter] Unsung Story, spiritual successor to FF Tactics on: January 19, 2014, 12:11:54 AM
I'm in for $20. I hope we can choose the PS Vita version if there is one.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Bye Bye Net Neutrality on: January 16, 2014, 10:09:16 AM
Yeah this sucks. Apparently in Canada,  Rogers cable is coming out with their own streaming service. They could make Netflix count against your bandwith limit but not the amount that you use through their own streaming service. Internet providers should not also be the content providers.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 13, 2014, 03:56:23 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 12, 2014, 07:49:51 PM

Quote from: Turtle on January 12, 2014, 06:50:05 PM

I also repeat that Family Sharing was never, ever officially announced. Likewise, MS didn't really say anything concrete about licensing. Everything collapsed when they realized they didn't know what they were doing, and Sony called them out on that. Family sharing was a myth released as a document by some random person after the fact, probably an MS employee, but that service was never announced and no one can ever say it was going to be implemented, and there's a lot of conflicting info about how this mythical sharing plan would have been implemented anyway.

People are getting upset over the loss of some non-existant, mythological program that never existed.

That's a load of bull, Family Sharing it was very definitely announced.  

Share access to your games with everyone inside your home: Your friends and family, your guests and acquaintances get unlimited access to all of your games.  Anyone can play your games on your console--regardless of whether you are logged in or their relationship to you.

Give your family access to your entire games library anytime, anywhere: Xbox One will enable new forms of access for families. Up to ten members of your family can log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One. Just like today, a family member can play your copy of Forza Motorsport at a friendís house. Only now, they will see not just Forza, but all of your shared games.  You can always play your games, and any one of your family members can be playing from your shared library at a given time.
Yes but it was never very clearly explained. I'm convinced that it was just a fantasy that MS had going. Were publishers going to agree to sharing their games with 10 other people? Perhaps someone will come out with a book one day which will make this a whole lot clearer. If MS wants to go to an all digital world then they need to do it the way Valve did it, by making people WANT to go that route, not forcing them to.
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Years of ConsoleGold/GamingTrend!!! on: January 08, 2014, 01:39:35 PM

Quote from: Crusis on January 08, 2014, 02:06:55 AM

October 14, 2004 here and it took me THIS long to reach 1,000 posts.
That's because you're too busy actually producing stuff.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: January 08, 2014, 12:47:17 PM
I'm guessing a mech game plays a bit different than a regular FPS game and you don't need as many players? Definitely disappointing but I'm sure it will still be fun. I find it hard to believe that it's hardware limitations as isn't the PC version also 6v6? Surely it isn't that much work to raise the player limit. Although I suppose it would mean making all new maps as well.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 08, 2014, 12:16:02 AM
So if you really want to play TLOU, you'll soon be able to do so without needing a PS3 or PS4? I wonder how smart of a move that is from Sony? I'm sure a lot of people who went years and years without feeling the need to own a PS3 ended up getting one so they could play TLOU.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 08, 2014, 12:12:11 AM
I'm actually surprised by how small the gap is. But of course we all knew that in the beginning both were going to sell all the units they could produce. I'm guessing that the next couple of months will be the real test.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 05, 2014, 11:53:59 AM

Quote from: Lee on January 05, 2014, 06:26:33 AM

According to this Forbes article, which they admit is based off info from a sketchy site, the One was outsold by the Wii U the week before Christmas.
And the 3DS outsold everything. That's pretty amazing for a system that was practically DOA.
171  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Re: PS Vita Impressions! Price drop! Casual Edition! Vita TV! on: January 02, 2014, 05:08:56 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 03, 2013, 10:03:46 PM

16GB $39.99, 32GB $79.99 for their regular prices.  double the price for double the space.  true, he could get a 16 and maybe the prices will drop if he decides he needs more space, but as small as these things are I'd say go with the big one that will never need to be taken out.  seriously, a cat could eat these things:

You just wanted an excuse to take a picture of your watch! :p
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 12 things the Xbox One does well, 11 that it doesn't on: January 02, 2014, 02:13:41 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 02, 2014, 12:09:22 AM

Justin and I took a look at the Xbox One over the last month, tallied up what it does well, what it doesn't, and what we think Microsoft can do to fix it.  

How'd we do?
Very good article. Do you have one coming for the PS4?
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Books Read 2014 Edition on: January 02, 2014, 02:05:07 AM
I read 32 which was two more than my goal of 30 for last year and an all time high for me. I could have done more but I had a busy December and ended with a tome (very interesting though!) about Marie Antoinette when I could have polished off a couple of regular sized novels. If you have Goodreads then please add me from the Goodreads thread.
174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Goodreads (social reading site) on: January 01, 2014, 02:21:20 PM
It's the new year again! Time for another bump! I blew through my annual goal of 30 books this year and probably would have set an unbreakable record (for myself) had it not been for a pretty busy December. Going to go for a goal of 35 this year.
175  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Re: Presenting the Gaming Trend ULTIMATE Friends List on: January 01, 2014, 02:17:45 PM
Goodreads would be another good option.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wtf. on: December 28, 2013, 02:04:05 PM
It's just clickbait and now I'm angry at Harpua3 for making me give her another click.  icon_evil mad
177  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Re: Upcoming ios/android phones you are looking forward to on: December 28, 2013, 07:39:27 AM
I'm looking forward to the Nexus 6.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: December 27, 2013, 03:37:22 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 27, 2013, 01:55:09 PM

I had to step away from the game when I got to the section where you drop down a level on your own ("we'll just wait right here for you to kill everything") where I died many clicker deaths, seemingly no matter what I did. Need to get back to it.
Yes that was an extremely difficult section. I tried sneaking and taking them out but I was always seen and mobbed. I ended up just running through and then getting myself elevated and in a corner and killing them all.
I am a third of the way through now and while my jaw is not literally on the floor it is literally dropped open practically the whole time I am playing it. I must look like a damned fool while I'm playing but I can't help myself. My favorite trick is using a bottle to get about 3 clickers to gather together and then using a single molotov on all of them.
Some of the sneaking parts are tough but I'm not bothered because it's so easy to restart an encounter and when the sneaking does work it gives you such an awesome sense of satisfaction!
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 24, 2013, 11:36:12 PM
No more speculation! I need hard numbers! It's my drug of choice. They ought to release console numbers every week like they do in Japan.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 24, 2013, 07:51:34 AM
Interesting anecdotal stories. I find it hard to believe that the PS4 is THAT popular. Sony's production must really be constrained.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Crowdsourced! Best video game novels / comics on: December 23, 2013, 10:34:32 PM
I usually make a point of not reading video game novels. My TBR list of "real" books is so large that I don't have the time. That said I did enjoy the first Mass Effect novel and I do have the whole Republic Commando series by Karen Traviss to read. I also read a bunch of Doom books when I was in high school but I doubt they have aged well.  smile
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 19, 2013, 07:42:05 AM
Numbers really mean exactly zero right now. We're probably going to have to wait about 3 or 4 months before we can even guess what actual demands are like. That's when the real fun will begin!
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: [Nice Beaver!]Naked Gun to get a reboot on: December 14, 2013, 06:31:39 AM
Is Leslie Nielsen still dead? If so, we don't need a new Naked Gun. If not, I could go for zombie com.
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 14, 2013, 05:44:13 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 13, 2013, 05:49:03 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 13, 2013, 05:21:15 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 13, 2013, 05:17:20 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 13, 2013, 05:13:34 PM

As a public face for Microsoft's gaming division, it's Major Nelson's job to "spin," which is really just a negative way to say "marketing and promotion." There's nothing wrong with it. Every commercial you watch on TV for every product is doing the same thing.

Apparently MS did a damn good job of it too, because despite being significantly higher priced and suffering months of bad PR, they still managed to sell a shit ton of units. Sony Defense Force - MISSION FAILED. Please return to base.  icon_biggrin

Considering Sony outsold the XB1 on MS' home turf, wouldn't that be a MISSION SUCCESS  ninja

nope, the SDF should have stopped anyone from buying the XB1.  Even one sale was a failure on your part, let alone 909,000 and counting.  effin' new school SDF, it's like comparing New Direction to New Kids on the Block.
You're confusing the Sony Defense Force with the Sony Assault Force. 
LOL. Sony doesnt need a defense force anymore fortunately. They don't need an assault force either.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: December 10, 2013, 11:16:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 10, 2013, 11:08:11 PM

Technically, that's only about 5 times per person. Not so much.  smile
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Indiana Jones 5 in the works on: December 07, 2013, 12:10:01 AM
It's going to be awesome watching a hundred year old man play indy Jones. Does this one take place at a retirement home? Indiana Jones: Search For The Lost False Teeth.
187  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: RIP Nelson Mandela on: December 06, 2013, 03:59:15 AM
Only two replies? He obviously didn't make enough Fast and Furious movies! RIP Mandela. You will be missed.
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Paul Walker dead in car crash on: December 05, 2013, 11:42:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 04, 2013, 08:58:52 PM

Quote from: morlac on December 04, 2013, 07:59:13 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on December 04, 2013, 06:16:39 PM

With those guys, driving at high speed doesnt have to be about impressing someone.  It is far more likely that, with their hobbies and life styles, they were out having some fun.  Sometimes that just doesnt end well. 

Either or they were out on a public street driving fast enough to incinerate the car they were in.  Stupid, and lucky nobody else got hurt due to their reckless behavior.
other than the tree.
I thought the tree was pretty much ok? Maybe it will grow up into a grand old oak and people will come and worship at it 50 years from now.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 05, 2013, 06:34:42 AM

Quote from: JCC on December 05, 2013, 01:35:32 AM

Gamespot editorial: Launch numbers don't matter

The Wii U sold 3 million consoles in its first month. Launch numbers mean nothing.
Does that stat come from the article? It doesn't feel right.
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 04, 2013, 02:27:15 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 04, 2013, 01:31:50 PM

If you guys hadn't noticed, I was kidding and not taking a shot at anyone - I'm not 100% satisfied with the console, and my annoyances are tempered with the reality that this is a launch and there is stuff that simply doesn't work yet.

There isn't a doubt in my mind that the 180 they took put them behind, and it shows. And you know what? When I'm changing games, and have to get up to switch disks? THAT is where I'm giving you all the finger.

The more I think about Harks' suggestion, whereby instead of a heartbeat, your console simply had to be online to have the certificate removed when trading in - well that just makes perfect sense. For all the disk games I have right now, I'm seriously considering simply going the way of CoD:G and Killer Instinct on games that may never leave my library. Buy em online and deal with it that way.

My concerns with that fall into storage - they'd better get that external disk setup sooner rather than later.
Why are you buying disks? All the games are available as a download.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Paul Walker dead in car crash on: December 04, 2013, 09:11:01 AM
There's no may about it really. Unless there's a cockpit recorder. It's unfortunate that the driver felt the need to speed but I'm guessing that driving a porsche probably does that to a person. The lesson that I'm taking away from all of this is that when I have a porsche, nobody drives it but me.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Kiva - Microlending to the less fortunate on: December 03, 2013, 11:03:16 PM
Thanks for posting this. I've heard about this before but never gotten around to doing anything. I'll join you guys today after work if I have some time (and if not then definitely the next day). It sounds fun. Do we get reports about how the money is spent and the end result?
193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 03, 2013, 10:58:46 PM
Well it's a bit early to say anything right away as Microsoft isn't obligated to respond every time Sony reports something. We'll have to wait until the NPDs come out. I think the xbone will have respectable numbers if not as good as Sony.
Sony will get a huge initial boost in Japan because all of the console gamers will buy one right away but then I forsee a huge drop-off by the second week. It's always that way in Japan. The people who buy games are very passionate and do so right away and everyone else doesn't bother. There's rarely a long tail for any product in Japan. I would think they would see a 400-500k boost in the first week even with the sad state of the console market over here.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: December 03, 2013, 09:56:17 PM
I don't think it's fanboyism as much as it is schadenfreude due to Microsoft's hubris. I don't want to see Microsoft fail at all but I will enjoy seeing them come in consistently number two if that's what ends up happening.
As for the posting of numbers, I won't begrudge Microsoft for not doing so as Sony essentially took their ball and went home the entire last gen when it came to posting results.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: December 03, 2013, 02:06:48 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 02, 2013, 09:00:18 PM

Quote from: Caine on December 02, 2013, 08:52:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 02, 2013, 07:32:38 PM

interesting numbers.

yeah.  interested in seeing total availability and game attach rate.

No numbers, but here's last weeks sales in the UK.
Interesting. Thanks for that. PS4 sold more copies of fifa 14 even though a free copy came with every xbox one!
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Knack outsold Mario on: December 02, 2013, 04:13:03 PM
In the UK apparently. That is just beyond sad. What a sorry state of affairs over at Nintendo. How far they have fallen since the Wii. I'm guessing that Mario will outsell Knack eventually (or probably not since Sony will probably sell it discounted on PS+ or give it away).
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: December 02, 2013, 08:06:20 AM

Quote from: Ridah on December 02, 2013, 03:29:03 AM

I see people saying PS Plus is a great value because of all the free games it gives you, but how is online gaming on the service?
Good question. Paid online just started a couple of weeks ago so it might be a while before we get a decent idea of how the multiplayer holds up.
198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Books Read 2013 Edition on: December 01, 2013, 11:18:14 PM
I just finished reading a Tale of Two Cities. Man, the first half is a slog but the payoff in the second half is huge.
Currently reading a biography of Marie Antoinette. I guess I'm on a bit of a French Revolution binge.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Paul Walker dead in car crash on: December 01, 2013, 05:39:16 AM
Wow, talk about wrapping your car around a tree. Who was Paul Walker? A race car driver?
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 30, 2013, 11:47:12 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 30, 2013, 03:41:47 PM

Last night I was trying to show it off to some friends and pretty much none of the special things like voice activation or snapping/unsnapping was working well.

Voice recognition with a bunch of other people in the room/background noise is an exercise in futility. I had the same experience at Thanksgiving, and with multiple people milling around (even when they were attempting to be quiet), it just got confused. It's even worse if you have people screaming "Xbox watch porn!!!" at it constantly. When I play in the evenings after the kids are in bed, voice recognition is nearly 100%.
Your Thanksgivings sound pretty funny.
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