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161  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: September 10, 2014, 07:43:38 PM
Gonna wait for a Steam sale of better savings.

This game belongs in the deep discount bin, if the gameplay I had at E3 last year was any indication.
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 10, 2014, 07:41:28 PM

Quote from: Fireball on September 10, 2014, 05:34:54 PM

They're not "a joke," but like all manufacturers, they are misleading. Computer markers define a gigabyte as 1,000,000,000 bytes. A computer defines a gigabyte as 1,073,741,824 bytes, thus the difference. On the Mac, Apple has switched the OS to using the marketing definition. I wonder why they haven't done that on iOS.
Computer makers (I assume that's what you mean) don't define a Gigabyte incorrectly - if there is hardware variance, it has more to do with block size and data use, as well as underlying OS requirements.

The marketing info shows the maximum capacity of the device storage rather than the maximum available space. Some examples include the Surface Pro 128(GB) which only offered ~90GB as 30 was reserved for the OS. The 20GB Xbox 360 had 11GB of space available for storage.

At least they're all doing the same thing, so even if it's wrong, it's predictable.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 10, 2014, 04:14:33 PM
HUVr boards.

No, probably not real.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 10, 2014, 04:12:42 PM
The iPhone 6+ actually negates running.

They're going to announce a HUVr case for it shortly. Then you can simply float on your phablet.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 04:03:25 PM
This is the one after you retrieve the jump drive. You go to the comms tower and then end up having a locked door into a larger darkened area where you need to commit yourself to going into the room, and then get swarmed. I'll try it on normal when I get home.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 03:29:33 PM
Got zerged trying out "hard" on level 3. Over and over in a darkness zone.

Lack of skill, equipment, or just bad to do when low level? Ah well.
167  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: September 10, 2014, 03:20:19 PM
Since this is an AMA, Eel Snave, are you going to switch your moniker to Lee Evans, as you are no longer backwards? slywink
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 10, 2014, 03:03:19 PM
Perhaps it circumvents current driving / texting / cell phone use laws.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 10, 2014, 01:31:11 PM
Get the Destiny one because white PS4 > black PS4. Also, it'll make a certain staff member cry since he wants one SO badly.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 10, 2014, 01:28:49 PM
Not a big enough jump for me. Happy with my current pokemon (pocket monster):

http://wmpoweruser.com/iphone-6-plus-vs-lumia-1520-spec-comparison/
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 10, 2014, 12:46:02 PM
Thanks guys. smile 

(See? Distilled.) slywink
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you (AT)Buying this week? (09/08) on: September 09, 2014, 04:54:39 PM
Was skipping out on Destiny. Then I discovered last week I'd preordered the fancy-schmancy one on XB1. Preloaded. Played this morning.

We'll see. This is not a traditional game format. I'm not sure about the MMO aspects.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: One of my dogs died suddenly today. on: September 09, 2014, 04:52:56 PM
frown dogs are pure awesome. My condolences.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 09, 2014, 04:50:28 PM
I never left. I was waiting for there to be something worth saying.

I am constantly disappointed that gaming has devolved to a VHS/Betamax argument.

I own one, not the other (and at this point I have more important things to spend money on). I have very little gaming time, and have taken a break from writing as I simply can't commit the time. My time to game likely won't change a ton though a cold autumn might persuade me to play a little more.

I intend to distill anything I have to say into, short, concise blurbs. We'll see how that goes. Tongue
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 09, 2014, 12:38:05 PM
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Media Player DLNA and MKV support Members of the preview program who have also downloaded the latest version of the Media Player app will now have support for DLNA streaming. With this update, you will be able to easily access and play music, watch photo slideshows or movies stored on home media servers and devices that support the DLNA server protocols. Additionally, you will now be able to playback MKV files stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming.

Win.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 15, 2014, 12:43:44 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 01, 2014, 04:59:08 AM



This.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: January 15, 2014, 12:37:25 AM
If you want to compare apples to oranges, good for you. BC has meant the ability to play your old games on your new system. PS3Phat60GB did it, older PS3 emulated it, and 360 did too (select titles).

Wii *was* BC to GC.

Stuff you rebuy is a rerelease. It isn't compatibility, its programmed on the new platform. So opinion on that is pretty open/closed on that - BC is new being set up to use old, not reselling old on new.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 14, 2014, 07:11:49 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 14, 2014, 02:03:46 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 14, 2014, 11:44:32 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 14, 2014, 05:33:34 AM

I fail to see how Sony set things back when they offer a digital version day one with the disk release for pretty much every game on PS4.


Those game licenses are non-transferrable. Basically, Sony failed to innovate, and when their competition tried, they managed to score a fatal hit rather than letting MS stumble on their own.

Remember Sony's online strategy with the PS2? XBL was needed for them to step up. Then PSN+ came out with better discounts and the competitive nature flip flopped.

Their innovation seems to be with PS Now.  To answer one of your questions from a previous post, yes your save games (which are all automatically saved in the cloud) will work.  It's kind of the whole point.

Additionally, if the subscription service works the way it seems like it will, it is absolutely BC.  BC is being able to play the old games on the new system.  That's what PS Now is delivering.  You're just paying for the privilege.  As someone who finds BC important, but knowing that others couldn't care less, I'm okay with that.

So how do I get my Neir BD to transfer to play on a remote Bravia TV via PSNow? :?

BC means backwards compatibility, FWIW - not access to re-buy what I already have. The only way I could see that working is if I had to have the game in my PS3, hooked up to PSNow, which then allowed me to run the game off their own cloud version by verifying ownership over the Internet.
179  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: January 14, 2014, 01:20:30 PM
I consider "No Free to Play (F2P) elements" a bullet point in the pro's column. Hell, that's a selling feature in and of itself and should be plastered on the front of the box.

"All required parts contained within" would be an alternative slogan. Tongue
180  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: on: January 14, 2014, 11:49:04 AM
No. No you're not.
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 14, 2014, 11:44:32 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 14, 2014, 05:33:34 AM

I fail to see how Sony set things back when they offer a digital version day one with the disk release for pretty much every game on PS4.


Those game licenses are non-transferrable. Basically, Sony failed to innovate, and when their competition tried, they managed to score a fatal hit rather than letting MS stumble on their own.

Remember Sony's online strategy with the PS2? XBL was needed for them to step up. Then PSN+ came out with better discounts and the competitive nature flip flopped.
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And ATB Diminishes on: January 14, 2014, 01:54:30 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 14, 2014, 01:33:21 AM



The face of comedy, ladies and gentlemen.


Were you trying to make a point with that?
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 14, 2014, 01:49:25 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on January 13, 2014, 10:15:24 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 12, 2014, 06:09:21 PM

I think what Purge is trying to say is that even if Sony has been a proponent for digital distribution, they certainly didn't trumpet that when MS was facing a backlash over online DRM.


That's called being a smart business. Also they don't need to trumpet it. Their actions in what they offer with digital speak for themsleves. MS screwing up their own PR is their own fault. Sony had no obligation to bail them out.

Nobody said they Sony had to - even I pointed out how it was a good strategy for THEM, as in Sony. For progress in gaming? Notsomuch - they set back disk-less console gaming licenses being more than just buy it and be stuck with it. There is nothing to be done about it now - MS will likely swing their product in that direction via open-market means (eg: hey buy Halo 5 online, and you could trade it in / share it vs buying in-store). If they're smart, they'll make it slightly cheaper. Or they may just nurse their DRM backlash wounds and not push further.

Right now Sony's talking about giving access to their selected library of older games, using a DS3 to play on multiple devices.  Cool for me, cuz I didn't own them already, but I have none of the devices (well, limited PS3 access). For someone who has an extensive library of games? This does not replace BC. Is there any word about using PSN to sync up your existing savegames at least? What about DLC content? Obviously GOTY versions would have it included.

I still have a few leftover PS3 games, and a bunch of 360 games which are simply collecting dust and aren't worth trading in. One thing I was thinking of the other day, was I'd love to be able to mail my disk versions of games to console MFGR's in exchange for an online license (esp. for games that I want to keep).
No more disk spin-up, no noise, no senseless limitation based on physical property.

Now if that license was also transferable/sellable? That would be the cat's ass. 
184  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [WTB] Ultima...stuff on: January 14, 2014, 01:34:14 AM
I was Juggernaut Dragon. Tongue

(Juggernaut Dragon   Justin Pauls             [email protected])
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And ATB Diminishes on: January 14, 2014, 12:29:52 AM
It's less funny when someone tells you to do it.

Just sayin.... slywink
186  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: [WTB] Ultima...stuff on: January 13, 2014, 06:01:25 PM
You guys should all know that the Dragon in KD's name? That's his Ultima Dragon name. Tongue

SANCTUM VIATAS!
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: January 13, 2014, 12:25:09 AM
YK pretty much nailed the point I was making.

One other one? Steam isn't the pinnacle of digital delivery. Its just the one that has worked well sofar.

I like the PS Now concept - it isn't something in going to run to anytime soon though.

I wonder how peripheral games would work (if ever). Rockband, I'm looking at you.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: January 12, 2014, 07:05:20 AM
Heading to the river trails at the forks in 6 hours.

http://www.theforks.com/rivertrail
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 12, 2014, 06:59:43 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on January 11, 2014, 05:32:37 PM

Sony isn't hindering the future of games distribution. They have pushed it on the PS3 with their Day 1 Digital on PSN and with having all digital buying ability on the PS Vita. If you want to not ever buy a disc/cart with a PlayStation product you can.


No, but they DID leverage the whole DRM in a way that set the xbone back to disk format. Good strategy or not, it sets the game systems back in terms of how licensing works. I don't put a DVD in the drive for every steam game I play. Why should next Gen consoles do that ever?

Most PC games, even diskbased from a B&M are simply the installer, with some form of (fairly) persistent online license validation. This is not new  - but being able to share your library, or even be able to resell your licenses is.

Try lending your D1D PS game out. Oh, wait ... where's that helpful video now?
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: January 11, 2014, 08:38:39 PM
I prefer Morningstar. Better range.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: January 11, 2014, 02:39:28 AM
Staff forum is more dead than the sewer.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 10, 2014, 08:38:46 PM
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Little Johnnie's neighbour had a baby. Unfortunately, the baby was born without ears.

When mother and new arrival came home from the hospital, Johnnie's family was invited over to see the baby.

Before they left their house, Little Johnnie's dad had a talk with him and explained that the baby had no ears. His dad also told him that if he so much mentioned anything about the baby's missing ears or even said the word ears, he would get the smacking of his life when they came back home.

Little Johnnie told his dad he understood completely.

When Johnnie looked in the crib he said, 'What a beautiful baby.'

The mother said, 'Why, thank you, Johnnie.

Johnnie said, 'He has beautiful little feet and beautiful little hands, a cute little nose and really beautiful eyes. Can he see alright?'

'Yes', the mother replied, 'we are so thankful; the Doctor said he will have 20/20 vision.'

'That's great', said Little Johnnie, 'coz he'd be in trouble if he needed glasses.'
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 10, 2014, 07:30:49 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 10, 2014, 05:53:26 PM

Kinda sad to think that if CeeKay's exodus is permanent, three of the top 10 posters at GT are gone (CK, Calvin, and Kevin Grey).

frown

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I've sometimes kicked around the idea of stepping away from gaming in general.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 10, 2014, 07:23:33 PM

Quote from: gellar on January 10, 2014, 06:25:51 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 10, 2014, 05:14:13 PM

I think the biggest mistake with their initial required-online approach was going for it while we're still in a weird hybrid zone of disc and digital distribution.  If they wanted it to be online-only, they should have just gone full-bore and release a console with no disc drive.  People raised eyebrows at Apple when they started releasing laptops with no disc drive, but it didn't take much to realize that just about everything was available via digital distribution.

Having no disc drive would mean they'd be mocked for having no ability to play blu-ray movies compared to the PS4, but if they set up a good digital distribution model I think there'd be a good chance of being looked at as being more forward-thinking.  Unless it's just too early for digital-only, which maybe it is.  But I do think online-only and disc-free go hand in hand.  Nobody's going to bat an eye if Steam boxes are online-only with no disc drive, and so it could have been with the Xbone.  

I think the games are too large to really make that feasible for the majority of the market. If you went full bore no disk drive, you'd drastically lower your total addressable market to those who could download 30GB in a reasonable timeframe.

I'm all for digital distribution. The only physical next gen games I have are the games I got at launch with the PS4. The last three purchases have been downloaded and I'm quite happy to keep going that way.

This.

Thing is, with it being an all-in-one, you'd want to be able to play older media (DVD, BD, CDs) regardless, so a drive was necessary. Whether games were disk-based was likely due to bandwidth/data cap concerns.

In my gaming experience, I now detest getting up to switch disks. I want to play my games, as is. I kind of resent Sony's use of the fear of change to hinder us moving away from ownership-based-on-disk model. In that regard I might be excited for something like PS Now. Problem is, there are only a handful of games I'd be interested in playing at this point (from the last-gen).
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 10, 2014, 04:58:24 PM
FWIW, I thought it funny not because of the incongruent nature of the comparison, but that the marketing and management of the Xbox brand could be seen to make such a false comparison.

Being a PS4 thread, I didn't want to derail this thread further.

As I've always said : Pre-180 plans were flawed in that:

a) the heartbeat / always on was stupid and/or far too restrictive. People want/need offline mode. Steam does it well.
b) the Kinect-to-always-be-connected was wrong. People will simply use it or not. As games use it better, people will leave it connected.
c) To facilitate trading in your license key, simply (as Hark pointed out) force that the console is online at the time of trade so the license can be revoked (or have a function to put the game into "pending trade" state on your account, and get a validation key that the store can use to complete the transaction).

PS Now is a fantastic product concept - whether it's too restrictive (Sony-only TVs, tablets, phones, hand-held/ set-top consoles) may render it's adoption to a limited audience.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 10, 2014, 04:31:26 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 10, 2014, 04:11:08 PM

that we should all drive less?  or that the road not traveled on is better and we should somehow all be playing Atari Jaguar X's?

Tongue


in all seriousness, this is how MS should have handled the online aspects from the start.  I believe that the launch situation would have been much better had they started with the vision they have now, rather than go through the retractions and ill will generated early on. 

this is how I would have phrased it from day 1:
Here's a kick-ass gaming platform that plays all the new games at higher resolutions and with more detail than before.  when connected to the internet, you'll be given the option to tie in your games to your system and go with a fully installed game or download complete from the store. 

if you add on the improved Kinect, you'll be able to fully unlock the capabilities with integrated voice commands, full video Skype chat and headset-less online chat.  Plus, you'll get a free 6-month subscription to a regularly updated fitness program and exclusive games and gameplay integration. 
I think this fits here:

197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/10/14 on: January 10, 2014, 04:01:17 PM
Gotta finish up Skylanders, Halo: Spartan Assault on XB1.

I may indulge in some Steam gaming, but looking at the weather, I'll likely be outside more than inside (my 9yr old is an outside-kid, and he'd be heartbroken if we didn't go skating and tobogganing).
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/Windows 8] Project Spark on: January 10, 2014, 03:57:23 PM
I got an invite about a week ago. Haven't had much time in it, but I did go through the tutorial world.
199  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Release Day Calendar on: January 10, 2014, 03:53:28 PM
I just use GameFAQs if I want to look forward.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/xboxone/releases/region-1
http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/releases/region-1
http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/releases/region-1
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 10, 2014, 01:13:43 PM
I miss CeeKay already. Plus, I'm catching up on post counts. (just another bajillion to go!) frown


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