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161  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.
162  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.
http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110032
Interesting. Thanks for that. PS4 sold more copies of fifa 14 even though a free copy came with every xbox one!
163  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).
164  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.
165  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.
166  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?
167  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

Quote
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.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 30, 2013, 02:31:17 PM
I'm surprised that there are  no 24 hours numbers from Europe yet. Surely they must be pretty good. Is Sony waiting until everyone gets back from the weekend?
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: November 30, 2013, 03:51:25 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 30, 2013, 12:58:04 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 30, 2013, 12:48:26 AM

I got one of those cheap codes on Amazon as well but just can't get it to register.  When I enter it my PS4 just kicks me to the dashboard, no confirmation or error or anything.

It's been disabled because of euro launch. Disasterous timing Sony.

Those Plymouth Rockers should have known 250 years ago not hold a Thanksgiving at the same time as a PS4 launch!
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Next gen is here! What did you get? on: November 30, 2013, 12:05:10 AM
Well I guess I will have to change my vote as I ended up flipping mine for $220 in profit. While I like the sound of being able to buy a new one for about half price, overall I'm sad because I bought it to play it not flip it but ever since our baby was born I just do not have any free times to play games at all. I could just go out and rebuy it but now that I've sold it I feel like I've gone past a certain point and I'm much less likely to buy again. That makes me sad.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: November 29, 2013, 02:53:42 PM
So yes, it's pretty foolish not to get PS Plus, *especially* if you're on a budget! I don't buy games anymore. PS Plus has saved me so much money.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: November 29, 2013, 11:19:42 AM
I picked up two $30 PS plus codes from Amazon. How awesome is that? I'm topped up until midway through 2016. By the way the PS plus codes also work for Canadian accounts.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: So I took A Picture of the Top of My Head on: November 27, 2013, 09:44:29 PM
I have a receding hairline but I tend to think of it as a receded hairline because I'm not sure it has changed since I got out of high school. Fortunately the top and back of my head are doing just fine!
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 27, 2013, 05:34:14 AM

Quote from: Purge on November 27, 2013, 01:08:51 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 26, 2013, 05:42:20 PM

Something we realized while playing last night - you can't talk about the xbox while playing the xbox, because it keeps bringing up the menus smile

So we need to come up with an appropriate code word for the xbox. Something along the lines of "sham-boogie" or "sleestak" might work.

I suggest we pick one of these:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Father of Lies
Sightblinder
Lord of the Grave
Lord of the Twilight
Shepherd of the Night
Heartsbane
Soulsbane
Ba'alzamon
Heartfang
Old Grim
Grassburner
Leafblighter 
Father of Storms
Caisen Hob or "Old Hob"
Lighteater

slywink

How about 'Boner? As in," Hey, what do you think of my 'Boner?"
"Looks great, do you mind if I play with it for a while?"
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 26, 2013, 01:20:39 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 25, 2013, 04:25:02 PM

Be forewarned MS might ban you if you swear  using Skype and Upload Studio MS is stupid 


I can understand Upload Studio... not really but okay, but private Skype calls..  WTF MS
It sounds like you don't get banned for for swearing on Skype but if you're Gold account gets banned as a result of swearing then you can no longer use Skype as it requires Xbox Live Gold. All the more reason not to have all of your apps behind a paywall.
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 26, 2013, 03:27:20 AM

Quote from: JCC on November 26, 2013, 03:19:01 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 26, 2013, 03:07:23 AM

Quote from: JCC on November 26, 2013, 12:35:50 AM

I will say the controller was AWESOME. Like the 360 but the sticks feel way better. Why oh why can't Sony give up the horrifically bad Dualshock design?! I am still yet to see a playable demo for either system anywhere, so I still haven't had a chance to hold the DS4.

If you had, you would know that they DID give up on the horrifically bad Dualshock design. The PS4 controller is excellent.

They still have the left stick in the position that is not my personal preference so I remain skeptical, but I would like to pick one up and feel it for myself.
Fixed that for you. Essentially, the controller difference is down to personal preference now.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Did you change your allegiance? on: November 25, 2013, 03:16:48 PM
I'm still with Sony. I would love to have two consoles (or more!) but at this stage in my life that's just not possible. I don't have time for even one and I don't think my wife would forgive me for getting another one.
Anyways I was pretty satisfied with Sony's exclusives last gen and MS and I did not get off to a great start this gen with their initial plans for all video gamers. That combined with the fact that I don't find the Kinect or TV aspect at all compelling and the $100 price difference and the overall (if slight) power advantage and my personal belief that this gen the PS4 will be the lead platform for most games means that I'm sticking with Sony.
That said, if you have the means and opportunity to get both consoles then by all means that's the best thing to do.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 25, 2013, 03:07:34 PM
At the risk of being abused for posting negative xbox information, I'm going to leave this right here. It seems fairly significant if you are living in Europe (or just the UK?) I'm not familiar with this sort of thing so perhaps a fix is fairly easy to implement but if it is true then it really makes you facepalm. This type of North American-centric thinking seems pretty representative of the problems MS has had in the past (huge controllers and consoles in Japan) and possibly in the future with the Xbox One.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-11-25-xbox-one-tv-integration-suffers-noticeable-judder-in-uk?page=comments

Edit - Ahh Ralph beat me to it.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Persona 5 and Persona 4 Arena 2 Announced on: November 24, 2013, 12:10:09 PM
Would have loved a Persona for the PS4. But to be honest I think I'd rather play n the Vita.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 24, 2013, 04:33:56 AM
I'm guessing in situations like this it is better if you have bought it from a store because you can just take it back and exchange it?
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: [360/PS3/PC/Wii U/PS4/XB1]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: November 24, 2013, 03:36:47 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 24, 2013, 02:28:50 AM

Might already be getting bored with mp.
It's not your fault you're so elite. You just need some real competition! smile
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Next gen is here! What did you get? on: November 24, 2013, 12:09:44 AM
Ok this is the final poll! It should allow you to pick as many options as you please and you can also go back update should you decide to add a device in one month or 3. I'll add an "other" option in case you're planning on doing your gaming on an Ouya or something like that. This is a poll for "Next Gen" (hereafter known as current gen) so if you're not planning on upgrading then you're in the wrong poll!
Also, to keep fanboyism/defensiveness to a medium let's keep the comments as to why you bought this console or why you didn't buy that console out of this thread. This thread is bringing results only!
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 02:45:39 PM
Everyone in Japan is playing Puzzle Dragon. That must hurt Nintendo's bottom line a lot (and the other consoles).
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 07:31:36 AM
For people with both, I'll be interested to hear feedback on how the booting, installing and loading are on each console. This article was interesting but it only tested one game. It looks like the PS4 coldboots significantly faster than the Xbox but I doubt that will be much of a factor because if most people are like me then their console has been sitting in standby mode while off for about the past 3 years at least. NBA 2k14 installed about 6 minutes faster on the PS4. Time to trot out the "just make a sandwich" retort again!
185  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week on: November 23, 2013, 06:05:25 AM

Quote from: ATB on November 23, 2013, 05:45:06 AM

No outrage at this?

What if the repubs had done it?
Unfortunately the Republicans apparently never learned the rule that if you abuse your toys then they're going to be taken away.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 06:03:45 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 23, 2013, 06:03:00 AM

Well, worst launch night for me.  Still can't get the update to work, can't get through to Support...just sitting here with a console I can't use. 
Time to get on Twitter! smile
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 06:02:47 AM

Quote from: naednek on November 23, 2013, 05:28:18 AM

friend got his and his dvd player is grinding.

He said it's a common problem.
Got his what? PS4? Xbox? DVD player?
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 2920 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 05:23:02 AM

Quote from: msduncan on November 23, 2013, 05:13:07 AM



Ok...hitting the sack.   Updated thread title.
LOL
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 01:39:26 AM
Glad to hear that everyone is enjoying their xbox. I wonder if Sony are going to put out a "Congratulations on your launch, MS."  or if they're going to be elitist douches. smile
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 01:36:20 AM

Quote from: Clanwolfer on November 23, 2013, 01:06:32 AM

Now begins my favorite part... both consoles are launched, and I can start the hunt to find one in the wild on a shelf somewhere. My prediction is I won't until January, but who knows, maybe I get lucky.
I don't think it will be as hard as you think. Both seem to have got their production in order this time around. I've seen anecdotal reports of people going into their local Walmart and Target and seeing as many as two or four xbones sitting there (lol my keyboard auto corrects to xbone even when I want to say xboxes).
191  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week on: November 23, 2013, 12:20:41 AM

Quote from: brettmcd on November 22, 2013, 07:52:27 PM

Quote from: Scraper on November 22, 2013, 05:06:58 PM

That's great but what are the Dems going to do when Republicans hold the majority? I suspect they will be asking themselves WTF were we thinking?

They will use the lame duck session before they actually lose control to put the rule back in.
So, some time in the 22nd century at this rate?
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: [PS4] Knack on: November 22, 2013, 11:21:59 PM
Poor Knack. All the reviewers seem to hate it but all the players seem to think it's at least average.
193  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Re: Bachmann Considers Suing Obama Over Canceled Plans Fix on: November 22, 2013, 02:49:12 PM

Quote from: raydude on November 22, 2013, 01:29:58 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on November 22, 2013, 12:35:05 AM

And we should just then forget his 'fix' was something completely against the law?

And yet another example of how 'you can't win for losing'. Is there any particular scenario where Obama can do something about Obamacare where you won't get outraged? Short of repealing the thing entirely?
No, cause then he would have just wasted a ton of taxpayers money from nothing. Do at this point there is literally nothing that he can do that would please them.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 22, 2013, 06:58:45 AM
Who would have thought that of all people, Hetz would be the first one to have the xbone up and running!?
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How has your life changed since the last "next gen"? on: November 21, 2013, 01:13:50 PM
A dawn of a new age is upon us! I guess we'll go with the 360 since that was released first. In November of 2005 I had just turned 26 and had been living in Japan for about about 7 months of my planned one year stay in Japan. I was living with my company assigned roommate who has since passed on this spring. I wasn't married and I certainly didn't have any kids (one born this September). I was in normal shape for a 26 year old but I think now I'm about 7 or 8 kg heavier at least!
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 24 hours until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 21, 2013, 12:21:01 PM
It may be a moot point but I'm wondering whether or not the Xbox will be DOA in Japan.  They've been pummeled for the past two generations, even when MS went above and beyond the call with the 360.  The 360 had a significant headstart on the PS3 and some fairly Japanese friendly games (Blue Dragon anyone?). Do we know when the Xbox is being released in Japan other than "2014"?  The PS4 will probably have the headstart this go around and will definitely have the homefield advantage.  Also MS has yet to learn some important lessons for the Japanese market. For one, they don't like humongous boxes.  The PS3 was fairly large last gen but I think the Xbox One has it beat and the competition this time will be much smaller and more suitable for a cramped entertainment space. Secondly, Kinect still requires a relatively large amount of space in order to work. It's better than last time but multiplayer still needs 6 ft of space for multiplayer. Japanese living rooms are small, small, small so that could be a problem. Thirdly, I have some doubts about how the Xbox One's media capibilities will be when it comes to Japanese TV and whatnot. Perhaps MS can get some kind of deals with the big media companies in Japan but I have my doubts. I wonder what the long term effect will be. Obviously the big name games (Resident Evil, MGS, etc) will still be produced for both consoles but what about the lesser known quirky Japanese games? Perhaps the PS4 will be the system you need if you are interested in playing those?
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 21, 2013, 12:03:10 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 21, 2013, 09:44:46 AM

There is an ugly rumor right now about Ryse featuring a lot of Microtransactions in-game.
No rumors please. We only allow facts in this thread.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Ryse on: November 21, 2013, 11:56:24 AM
What I don't understand is how no one saw this coming paranoid
Well it could be like Knack. It also go panned in the reviews but I've yet to see anyone comment "Yeah, this game is crap".  Perhaps the poor reviews lowered expectations so much that people were surprised when it actually turned out to be alright. Perhaps Ryse will be the same.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 21, 2013, 06:03:49 AM

Quote from: msduncan on November 21, 2013, 04:25:02 AM


What is wrong with me?  I have KZ and NBA2k but I can't stop playing Madden.

It's the least next gen of the titles!    Damn you football season.....
Football, racing and fighting games are all part of things I will never understand I'm afraid.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 21, 2013, 04:07:37 AM
Indeed!  slywink
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