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1  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 15, 2015, 08:32:48 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 15, 2015, 05:17:24 AM

Quote from: Destructor on February 15, 2015, 03:47:30 AM

Can't find that New 3DS anywhere? Can't find that Amiibo either?

Reality Check: Nintendo is Awful. Seriously, they have no damn idea what they're doing nowadays. Although according to comments it seems it's a NOA issue and not Nintendo as a whole. Who knows.

Isn't big supply and low demand basically the standard for new console releases?  Or is Nintendo doing something that takes that to the extreme?

Granted, this is only an incremental console upgrade.  It's also been a looooong time since I paid any attention to getting a new console on Day 1, so maybe the days of having to camp out for one are long gone. 

The only shortage witnessed around me is the special Zelda New 3DS XL. The couple of stores I visited were all well stocked with New 3DS XL. That being said, there was little fanfare about its release up here. Usually with a console launch, the big electronics chains advertise the heck out of that fact. None for the New 3DS, though one store did have one on demo. The new handheld is being sold along side with the old one and also the 2DS.
2  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 14, 2015, 04:45:27 PM
There's not really much they could do with the resolution issue. Frankly I don't think the regular, non-XL, 3DS fare that much better.
I think largely that they made a mistake with the 3DS specs back in 2011. The 3D display doesn't help either I'm guessing. I guess they should've doubled specs across the board, but it's unlikely they could've kept the price-point.
3  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: NEW 3DS and XL on: February 14, 2015, 02:23:00 AM
Had some gift cards lying around so I went out and bought myself a New 3DS XL. I have not had a portable gaming system since the DS Lite.
First thing that struck me was how low res the screens are. I guess I'm just used to cell phone screens.

The 3D seems to work well, though once in a while it seems to fritz on me (the image jumps a few pixels left and right?). I have noticed a bit of eye strain even after a short period of playtime.

I downloaded the Monster Hunter 4 demo and I'm not sure it's my kind of game. The camera controls are kinda clunky, but I have since discovered that the ZL button centers it back on the character.

So far my only game is Bravely Default, which I have not started up yet. I also have about a dozen DS titles, some of which I hadn't even opened, so I think I'm okay for now.

Quick question: I know it comes with a puny 4GB card...should I go out and pick up a 32GB microSD as soon as possible to bypass the transferring system? Or is it simple as using a computer to copy stuff across? Game demos don't seem to take up much space so far.
4  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Perpetuum on: June 28, 2011, 08:39:05 PM
That interface sure looks familiar...
5  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone interested in playing EVE again? on: June 23, 2011, 12:26:37 AM
Incarna ain't bad, but the Captain's Quarters is utterly useless. I turned it off. Won't be any use to it until the rest of the station features are implemented.
Turrets are nice. The Agent Finder is very useful.

It needs a lot of fine tuning though. Seems very poorly optimized.
6  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone interested in playing EVE again? on: June 16, 2011, 03:46:04 AM
By the way, if anybody is looking to start Eve, I can hook you up with an extended trial period (21-days). If you sign up after that, I get a free month. I'll kick you back a couple of million, which is a good amount to start with.
7  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone interested in playing EVE again? on: June 13, 2011, 01:50:02 PM
I started in April on a mostly mining career path. I figure it's a relatively safe way to make some cash and use the time to train up skills. I'm in the Arnon area under the name ChaoZ Dai-Ichii.
8  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Incursion - Mobile Version Being Explored on: May 21, 2011, 12:44:46 AM
Nice to see that the devs have a sense of humor:

9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle 3! on: April 12, 2011, 03:33:36 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on April 12, 2011, 03:29:15 AM

Im not really sure Id want to save $25 to buy the new Kindle Spam.

I really don't know why they didn't use this opportunity to take the price of the Kindle south of $100 for the first time.

Quote from: kratz on April 12, 2011, 02:59:16 PM

I really like my Kindle, and it's my preferred way to read a book... except that I never use it.  It's hard to compete with $4 for a used copy of a book, especially if I can put that $4 into a local store.

I've been going to used bookstores less because I prefer reading on my Kindle now. Plus I have too many unread physical books taking up space around me.
10  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: EVE Online: Incursion - Mobile Version Being Explored on: April 11, 2011, 03:06:44 PM
I got bored this weekend and installed the 14-day demo from Steam.
I have to say, it's VERY polished and less daunting than I initially thought it would be. However, I can see there's quite a lot of depth I haven't been exposed to yet. Within my first hour of playing, I was asked to join a corp, but declined because I wanted to explore the initial stuff first (agents and the like). As of when I logged off last night, I now have just under 2.5 million ISK and a handful of ships (a couple I couldn't even fly yet due to lack of skill). Couple of close calls too (warped away just in time though).

Once I finish the agent stuff, I'll probably do some exploring. If I'm still not bored, I'll sign on for 3 months.

Anybody here still playing?
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Motorstorm Apocalypse on: March 19, 2011, 05:44:30 AM
There were people moaning and groaning about the delay on sites like joystiq, claiming they don't see the connection between what happened in Japan and this game.
I wanted to track these people down and slap some sense into them.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Oscar thoughts on: February 28, 2011, 04:51:07 PM
I watched the show for Hathaway and wasn't really disappointed. She looked stunning throughout.
The rest of the show....meh. The best bits were within the first half hour it seemed.
13  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' on: January 28, 2011, 05:00:32 PM

Quote from: Teggy on January 28, 2011, 01:31:42 PM

Quote from: EddieA on January 28, 2011, 06:40:08 AM

I hope the Uncharted video was just meant to show off the system's capabilities, and you don't actually have to play the game that way.

Same here - but based on how he was talking it seemed like touching the screen was an alternative to standard controls.

Is it just me or wouldn't the touch screen much the jumping puzzles far too easy?
14  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' on: January 27, 2011, 10:46:10 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 27, 2011, 07:35:54 PM

Quote from: ChaoZ on January 27, 2011, 07:18:28 PM

What? No Speeeed Racccer?

Seriously though, I personally view the first PSP as a massive failure and I was an early adopter.
I'll wait this time around.

Rrrrridge Rrrracer.

Right. That. tear
15  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: PSP2 Revealed, Codenamed 'NGP' on: January 27, 2011, 07:18:28 PM
What? No Speeeed Racccer?

Seriously though, I personally view the first PSP as a massive failure and I was an early adopter.
I'll wait this time around.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Virtual Windows on: January 25, 2011, 12:32:45 AM
There was a video on one of the tech blogs about this at least a year back. The Kinect development is new though. I hope they manage to commercialize the technology though, just in time for 2015.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't use Gmail with Kindle on: January 24, 2011, 11:39:13 PM
When you log in through Kindle (3G), it seems to go through a US server, presumably Amazon's, even though I'm in Canada. That could explain the suspicious activity warning. I had the same thing happen to Facebook, if I recall correctly.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Kindle: Kindle 3! on: October 14, 2010, 10:38:13 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 14, 2010, 06:51:05 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 14, 2010, 04:50:10 PM

I'm willing to pay more just to not have a physical book to carry around and I don't have to go to a store or wait for a book to be delivered (well, I have to wait, but it is a few seconds).  It's cheaper than what I used to pay, so I don't consider it higher.  I guess I see your point, but since I never do bookswaps, the point is irrelevant in my instance.  So, yeah, I pay more than you, but the higher price is worth it for what you get.

You have excellent points there as well, different strokes for different folks, as they say.

Does Amazon make a lot of public domain books available as free downloads to the Kindle? Borders has been pushing this in their emails to me, trying to convince me that I really, really want a Nook instead.

You can always visit Project Gutenberg and download the .mobi version, straight from your Kindle.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good PS3 games out by Christmas? on: October 14, 2010, 02:49:05 PM
I'm still hopeful for Gran Turismo 5.  crybaby
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Saint's Row is coming on: June 19, 2010, 03:26:53 PM
I actually enjoy the Saint's Row games, but really, they're not known for epic stories or relatable characters.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Older movies that caught you by surprise on: April 20, 2010, 03:52:01 AM
Saw Judgment at Nuremberg about a week ago on TV. A long movie, but the acting was superb.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sony Removes Linux from PS3 Phat on: April 05, 2010, 12:17:45 AM
My apologies, a cursory glance a the first page didn't yield anything. I suppose I expected more furor.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sony Removes Linux from PS3 Phat on: April 04, 2010, 11:56:42 PM
The latest update from Sony will remove Linux support from the PS3. You have the "option" of keeping "Other OS" support by not installing the update, but in doing so, you are no longer allowed to sign onto PSN, download updates etc. Not really an option, is it?

Now I'm guessing nobody here uses the PS3 as a linux box on a regular basis, but man is that a shitty thing for Sony to do. As I recall, Linux support was a selling point of the PS3 way back when (as was BC, SACD etc., but those were hardware removals).

Now taking away a feature "nobody" uses may not seem like a big deal, but man it just doesn't feel right. Whether I use it or not, it is a feature I paid for. It would be akin to  car company removing a 12V power outlet from the back of your car when you go in for service: you have the option of keeping the power plug, but can no longer get dealer service or parts. Now, you may not USE the plug, but can the car company offer an ultimatum like that on an advertised feature?

What's next, pulling PS1 support so you can only play their rereleases from PSN?

24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/08) on: March 09, 2010, 01:41:10 AM
I'm gonna hold on FFXIII. It's not fair to FFXII, who is sitting on my shelf, unopened.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: what was your first DVD? on: March 08, 2010, 09:25:24 PM
Either Gladiator or Forrest Gump.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official Review] Heavy Rain - PS3 on: March 08, 2010, 01:56:50 AM
My game crashed right after Fish Tank and now I can't even load the chapter before that. All I get is a black screen.
Anybody have any idea what's going on or how to fix it?
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official Review] Heavy Rain - PS3 on: February 17, 2010, 02:13:37 AM
I'm debating between Heavy Rain and Final Fantasy XIII.
I'll probably own both eventually, but which one at launch?
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Any good basic (free) sound editors? on: January 20, 2010, 03:46:44 PM
Adobe has a tool in Premiere CS4 that transcribes for you. It's pretty darn good in its accuracy, but of course, not free.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I finally understand the hate for the Sci Fi channel.... on: January 12, 2010, 07:30:29 PM
I finished Farscape, including the Peacekeeper Wars. I don't think I can rate it more than a B minus.
Just too many filler episodes and pointless plotlines for me, and not really enough character development beyond the two main ones.

I actually think that because Browder and Black (Browder especially though) were so hands on, it ended up hurting the show. Strange I know, but a few of those episodes were big vanity pieces, and others were weird for weird's sake, or just trying too hard to be clever. I think a couple of those three episode arcs could easily have been condensed into two.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Poll] How many times has your Xbox 360 died? on: January 12, 2010, 07:20:56 PM
Mine continues to run obnoxiously loud, but I think that's been the case since day one. The PS3 you barely know it's on.
Hasn't died yet, knock on wood.

Aside from swapping hard drives, how hard is it to transfer content to a new drive? There's a cable to do it, right?
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Calculate Your Entertainment Backlog on: November 04, 2009, 11:01:37 PM
My backlog rivals that of YK, but reverse the numbers on games and movies.
It's exponentially more if you count games that are not even 1/2 finished.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: new HDTV time on: November 04, 2009, 10:49:13 PM
UHD TV  Roll Eyes
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: V- Why do large spaceships cause earthquakes? on: November 04, 2009, 10:47:25 PM
Maybe the ship is large enough to generate its own gravitational pull, regardless of the anti-gravity drive?
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 to the PC! on: October 29, 2009, 08:32:47 PM
I recently spent some time with the BF1943 demo on the PS3. Had a lot of fun and looked for a PC version only to find it's not due until Q1 2010
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How much bandwidth do you use per month on games, movies, etc? on: October 29, 2009, 08:28:54 PM
I use 60GB. The ISP has a cap of 60GB, then they charge up to $20 extra.
I download all of my TV, so that's where the most of the bandwidth.
I download some things at work too, so I estimate I can go through about 75GB a month.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you going to get H1N1 vaccinated? on: October 29, 2009, 06:09:52 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on October 26, 2009, 05:54:29 PM

Okay here is a list from John Hopkins.

It is a list of the components of a Vaccine

24.5 mcg Mercury (It is used to counter bacteria from the viles) Canadian based

There are risks to both actions. There is a risk in not getting vaccinated and there are risks when getting vaccinations.
I just don't see why a person that is not in a "high-risk" category would inject this into their body.

Health Canada says the amount of mercury in the H1N1 vaccine is less than that you would ingest in a can of tuna.
Boycott the tuna!  Roll Eyes
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Give me your top 5 "must-see" anime on: August 24, 2009, 10:53:59 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 24, 2009, 12:56:38 AM

Agreed Fumoffu is better, but we're probably alone in that as most anime fans seem to prefer the 1st series. I had a copy of the 1st series and it's 1 of the few I've ever traded away. My ability to trade it at a decent price very quickly, gave me the impression its still very popular.

Generally it's a toss up between Fumoffu and 2nd Raid being fans' preference.  The first series is almost always everyone's least favorite.  

Fumoffu is by far the funnier one, but I feel you need the first series as a backdrop to appreciate Fumoffu. I didn't think TSR was that memorable really.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I have this backlog of games... on: August 24, 2009, 10:45:21 PM
I think I've either posted it here or on OO my backlog. It's scary big, and growing.  paranoid
Sometimes I think I enjoy collecting games more than playing them.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Looking for a new fantasy novel/series on: August 23, 2009, 11:42:42 PM
I'm reading The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. I like it so far, but Rothfuss was better.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Canadians Know Something.... on: August 23, 2009, 03:09:23 PM

Quote from: kronovan on August 21, 2009, 03:46:55 PM

I call bogus on this and doubt it had legitimate university backing considering one of the sources is Carleton U; place is know for it's hi-jinx.

Hey! I'm a Carleton grad and...I can confirm what kronovan says is true.
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