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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Years of ConsoleGold/GamingTrend!!! on: January 07, 2014, 05:56:17 PM
Yeah, I`m thinking 2001 for the site. Don`t recall when I joined the forum, but I was for sure involved with the site in 2002. I reviewed KOEI`s Crimson Sea. I also went to E3 with CG back in 2003.
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 07, 2014, 05:47:15 PM
Well, I was 254. This morning I weighed into the weightloss challenge at 248.6 (down from 254).
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old man winter sucks. on: January 07, 2014, 05:44:42 PM

Quote from: Rowdy on January 07, 2014, 03:47:07 PM

A friend and I often have a friendly debate about who has the worst winter - Edmonton (me) or Winnipeg (him).  I secretly think that Winnipeg has it worse.  Even though you guys are further south, the humidity and the wind off the lake probably pushes it over the edge.  At least in Edmonton it truly is a 'dry' cold most of the time.  (with the exception of all the bizarre freezing rain we're getting this year...)

We've got Sam Katz who only looks better as a person when standing beside Mayor Ford, higher taxes, and I think your city has less vagrant population in the downtown (though I could be wrong).

Winnipeg sits at 24.6 deg Celcius mean average using these measurements.
Edmonton is 34.8 by comparison.

Other major cities (capitals):

Ulaan-Baatar (Mongolia) 29.7°F/-1.3°C
Astana (Kazakhstan) unavailable
Moscow (Russia) 39.4°F/4.1°C
Helsinki (Finland) 40.1°F/4.5°C
Reykjavik (Iceland) 40.3°F/4.6°C
Tallin (Estonia) 40.6°F/4.8°C
Ottawa (Canada) 41.9°F/5.5°C

For those not from Canada, both Edmonton and Winnipeg are the provincial capital for Alberta and Manitoba (respectively).

http://www.worldclimate.com/


For reference our summer months look like this:

May    Jun    Jul    Aug   Sep    
11.3    16.8    19.6    18.2    12.4     (Winnipeg)
11.0    14.5    16.9    15.6    10.5     (Edmonton)
13.3    15.8    18.2    18.0    15.6     (Seattle)


We climb higher and dip lower when it comes to temp.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MLB2k series is finished on: January 07, 2014, 02:46:54 PM
But... but... it's BASEBALL.

/Flees back to Canuckistan, locking the door (and the Toronto Blue Jays) behind him.
165  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: January 07, 2014, 02:44:01 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 07, 2014, 12:47:04 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on January 07, 2014, 12:12:16 PM

Streetpass Mode is when you leave your game running and the wireless antenna on, but close the lid on the 3DS.  The idea is that as you carry your 3DS around throughout the day, you will pass near enough to other people who also have a suspended 3DS in their pockets that the systems will ping each other and unlock special stuff.

In the context of Bravely Default, the additional takeaway is that building time passes while the system is in suspend mode, but not while it's off.

-Autistic Angel

Ah, thanks.  Even if I did carry it around for some reason, the chances of me crossing paths with another person who even owned a DS - much less had one on and in their pocket - are exactly zero.  smile

Go to E3.
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old man winter sucks. on: January 07, 2014, 02:43:10 PM

Quote from: Kagath on January 07, 2014, 02:23:11 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 07, 2014, 02:07:13 PM

I live in Winnipeg, so yeah. We stop complaining about the cold in November.

Sunday's temp was -38 without the wind. With the windchill it's lowest recorded temp was -51. Celcius. That's -60F.
No wonder you have an angry looking avatar.

You know how as a kid your mom would say things like "If you do that, your face will freeze like that?" Well, in Winnipeg they say it based on the time of year too.
167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Old man winter sucks. on: January 07, 2014, 02:07:13 PM
I live in Winnipeg, so yeah. We stop complaining about the cold in November.

Sunday's temp was -38 without the wind. With the windchill it's lowest recorded temp was -51. Celcius. That's -60F.




168  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC speakers recommendation on: January 07, 2014, 02:00:23 PM
This is for my son and I needed to go simple - no sub to complicate it - and there aren't any "wow" speakers in the $35CAD price range (price above includes taxes). It was a sale price - they normally charge a lot more for them.

Ken, what did you end up going with?
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: January 07, 2014, 06:12:13 AM
By game, I mean demo. Tongue
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: January 07, 2014, 06:11:48 AM
At the very least the Kinect sports rivals shows that it works. Too bad its not that exciting a game.
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/3/14 on: January 06, 2014, 09:55:36 PM
I played till disk 4. Got the "open world" sailing section and something else distracted me. It was great up till that point for me.
172  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC speakers recommendation on: January 06, 2014, 09:53:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 05:12:27 PM

I bought a set of z320s for my sons PC. They have decent range for the on sale price of 45 bux.

These ones:

http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/speaker-system-z320?crid=47



You looking to avoid having a sub?
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hey Microsoft! on: January 06, 2014, 09:49:57 PM

Quote from: kronovan on January 06, 2014, 07:54:00 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 06, 2014, 04:43:48 AM

You have this vast wealth of hardware experience. You've been making controllers, keyboards and mice for the better part of three decades.

Yes they do, but from my experience they've haven't been particularly good at it. I've yet to own a piece of MS hardware that wasn't deficient or prematurely defective. And that includes non-gaming hardware form many moons ago, like the 80286 CPU upgrades they manufactured in the 80's. Even their mice and keyboards have been a disappointment for me. If you're wanting a decent fighter stick for the XB1, I wouldn't count on MS delivering it.

From a vast wealth of personal MS hardware experience - IMO MS puts out a pretty solid product, and have fantastic support. I've had 2-5 year old mice replaced, no questions asked. Everything from GameVoice to Strategic commanders to Habu and the entire Keyboards and Mouse lines (ranging back to the early nineties), I've found they are pretty solid and don't break easy.

FWIW, I found this on sale about two months ago (been using it at work):



Were I to list all the MS hardware I've had for my different PCs, I'd be at it for quite some time.

The fact that they have this flagship fighting game with planned episodic / seasonal content releases over the next two years, you'd think they could provide a better arcade fighting control experience out-of-the-gates.

Frankly, they need to start competing with their clients. If nothing else, the Surface / 2 / pro / pro 2 has shown that the market is interested in them putting out their own hardware. Just because MadCatz and Thrustmaster are going to put out 400!! wheels and stupid-expensive fight-sticks does not mean they can't put out solid-but-cheaper alternatives for the average consumer.

Yeah, yeah, they've been busy patching holes in their Xbox boat. This is something that should have been in the plans in tandem. They want to show dedication to gamers? Get the options out there that says "Look, Kinect is for moving. These other things? They're for other kinds of gaming."

I know I'd be playing a lot more KI if I had an arcade stick.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: January 06, 2014, 07:29:24 PM
No, it's Sony who said no to external game storage. MS hasn't said yes or no on games housed externally. With a .5TB internal drive (~360GB avail) they'd be stupid to NOT allow game installs on external disk.

The PnC lasts more than 30 hours (tested myself) on a single charge.

If you never EVER go wireless then don't bother with PnC, just get a long microUSB cable.
15 foot
10 foot
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 06, 2014, 07:27:34 PM
Yeah. I use the 10 bars as monkey bars and swing, switch, and return x2 (at least) 40 rungs. All back engagement - I'm not swinging and using arcs to get to the next rung, I simply pull myself up and reach out.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 06, 2014, 05:39:56 PM
Starting a weightloss challenge at work tomorrow.

Already lost 6 lbs. Fasting x2 a week (24 hour H2O + lemon juice cleansing cycle).

Also trying to stick to paleo foods. May go for the 2-400 cal. x7 meals throughout the day. Already having a cup of cottage cheese as my last snack (casein protein to carry me through cleansing periods and nighttimes).

I'm 254 right now. FWIW I hit a milestone in the gym three weeks ago. 5 reps of 350lbs on bench. (to just better than 90deg - I've injured my shoulder in the past, so I don't force it).

I can now swing and change direction on monkey bars. Max is 54 rungs. Problem is, the TRX system at the Y has bars that are too narrow by about an 1/8 - 1/4 inch so I end up getting blisters. Gloves don't help.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 06, 2014, 05:35:23 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 06, 2014, 04:39:40 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 06, 2014, 03:51:27 PM

What is this thing?
Soot Sprites from Spirited Away.

Ah, right. With the old-spider-dude in the ship, IIRC. Thanks.
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: January 06, 2014, 04:10:37 PM
I hear the original DVD version came from the laserdisc copies. slywink
179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 06, 2014, 03:51:27 PM
What is this thing?
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 1/3/14 on: January 06, 2014, 03:49:52 PM
Skylanders XB1. Was sick. Watched some TV (caught up with BBT, got about 5 eps of HIMYM in). Also watched an interesting interview on PBS with one of the all-time greats of comedy (Bob Newhart).
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: January 06, 2014, 03:25:27 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 06, 2014, 02:30:29 PM

Quote from: Laner on January 06, 2014, 02:18:00 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 06, 2014, 08:15:25 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on January 05, 2014, 09:06:37 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 05, 2014, 11:50:22 AM

I can't believe that Call of Duty Ghosts is nearly 40gig,WTF is up with that?..it doesn't look or run that much better than when i had the 360 version

And then there is Forza 5,again nearly 40gig,it makes me shudder that we are all asking for more tracks and wondering how much more space will be needed if Turn 10 do that for Forza 6

And another matter,we are what?..1 month into next gen and games are taking up 40 gig,with the Blu Ray being able to hold 50gig(That's still the case isn't it?),so sooner rather than later we could be back to 2+ discs per game,disc swapping and everything else

right?..or am i missing something?



and I am using Pin more than i did on the 360,just because i can get to stuff like Settings easier,rather than go looking for them in the apps or hope its been rotated on the Home screen

On ps4 I'm having the same thoughts. Not even two months in and I'm already only showing 242gb free...guess ill end up throwing a 1 or 2 tb drive in at some point. 1tb should have been the minimal for these drives if they require installs.

At least you can do that with the PS4,I understand you can't even use an external HDD on the One

It's coming in a system update

One thing I've been wondering about this feature is whether or not it will allow you to actually install games on external drives? Even USB 3.0 is considerably slower than an internal drive as far as I know, so how will games run from an external disk now that games rely much more on the HD than they did last gen?

Quote from: wikipedia
USB 3.0 has transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is 10 times as fast as USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s) before taking into account that USB 3.0 is full duplex whereas USB 2.0 is half duplex, giving USB 3.0 the potential total bandwidth if utilized both ways to 20 times that of USB 2.0.[5]

The bottleneck isn't the USB, it'll be the drive itself - and the internal drive is a Samsung 500GB internal 5400RPM drive, a 3GB/s throughput. I don't see USB.3 being an issue, except perhaps spin-up time if it puts the drive to sleep.

Also, MO, it was MS that stated they'll support external drives, and Sony has as well, though they stated back in sept. that you can't install games on external drives (so if you need more game space, go ahead and upgrade the internal one).

Frankly, I'd love to be able to drop an SSD into the XB1, but the cost for the size is yucky. If I can get away with an external USB3 housing, perhaps I'll be able to put some games on the external drive that will boot / read lickety-split.

This is all hypothetical of course.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hey Microsoft! on: January 06, 2014, 06:44:49 AM
There are no 3rd party controllers at the moment for either platform (IIRC).

My problem is that MadCatz has exactly one.

With taxes, buying two of them is almost as much as a freakin' console.

I'm not going to be playing much KI until a cheaper solution makes itself available. Considering this is from RARE, a MSFT company, it'd sure be nice if they were to provide something to take advantage of it. By advantage, I don't mean Kinect controls.
183  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC speakers recommendation on: January 06, 2014, 06:18:48 AM
The non-padded outer segments or the part that slides in?

Mine seem pretty firm, though the plastic may be a bit thin on the housing.
184  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: January 06, 2014, 04:48:12 AM
Everytime I see this thread (and it keeps getting bumped), I think of this.

Perhaps my brain is malfunctioning. frown

185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hey Microsoft! on: January 06, 2014, 04:43:48 AM
You have this vast wealth of hardware experience. You've been making controllers, keyboards and mice for the better part of three decades.

Low-cost-entry Killer Instinct fightstick would be nice. You know, not a MadCatz $240 PER CONTROLLER option. Like, say, maybe 40-60bux? Perhaps a plug-in to the existing controller port that you use for headsets, perhaps?

I'm talking one stick, six-to-eight buttons in a 2x3 or 2x4 config. Shouldn't be hard. Maybe a weekend of OT for your hardware guys?

Yeah, cuz that Killer Instinct game? I play it with exactly four buttons cuz shoulder buttons are a pain in fighting games.

Get back to me. Thanks.
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 06, 2014, 04:36:16 AM

Quote from: Turtle on January 06, 2014, 01:14:44 AM

The suspend or ban is for your (and their) protection, it forces you to call in. I mean that literally even if it sounds ridiculous. If it happened again, do you want your account to stay active so whoever has control of it does whatever he wants with your account?

Suspend deactivates and would "force call-in" - threatening to ban an account puts your customer on the defensive (which looks to be exactly what it did to rittchard). There are also other ways of account validation, and IIRC their last security issue was due to their partner, not the end users. Pushing that off onto customers is wrong, and there really is no justification. Since your store purchases etc. are tied to your account, they're saying "someone keeps trying to pretend to be you, so we're taking all your shit away from you." Uh, what?

I can tell you, having dealt with Nintendo service, I never once felt like they didn't care about me as a customer. Someone saying "ban" on the phone to me? Supervisor please.
187  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC speakers recommendation on: January 06, 2014, 04:00:54 AM
16 months of use? I would also consider that they may have changed the manufacturing on them - the hinges feel solid (if a bit bulky).

But considering the cost, they're an easy recommendation. The risk is low, and since you're not tied to a cable but instead have a jack on the headphones it offers a flexibility I wasn't expecting. I have a pair of Nox Specialists which did the same thing, BTW.
188  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: on: January 05, 2014, 07:17:46 PM
Familiar... slywink
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, 360,PS3] Bound by Flame on: January 05, 2014, 04:40:34 PM
Quote
Bound by Flame is a action/role-playing game for PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®, that lets you play a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in an ambitious Dark Fantasy universe.

As a victim of this demonic influence, players will have to choose between the powers offered by this evil or to reject the demonic influence, developing heroic talents instead. Dangers, and enemies becoming more terrifying and fearsome in battle, will be temptations to acquire more power by giving up part of the hero’s soul to the demon. Progression of the demonic influence will be reflected by the transformation of the hero’s body.


Through its different chapters, Bound by Flame will offer many quests around a primary, epic adventure. Depending on the choices made by the player and the influence of the demon, some chapters will offer different scenarios and a different experience, adding important replayability to the game. Real-time battles are impressive and dynamic. If the player begins the game knowing only the basics of combat, fire magic, and assassination, he will be able to specialize by unlocking and improving many skills and powers, through 3 different skill trees.


Bound by Flame lets the players customize their character. During the creation of their hero, players will be able choose their gender and freely alter their facial characteristics. This will of course have an influence on the demon’s appearance. Bound by Flame also includes a crafting system, allowing them to create and improve equipment, including their armor and weapons. Several companions will join the player during his quest, and will, depending on the player’s actions, develop friendship, romance or rivalry.


Finally, the bestiary of Bound by Flame is rich and spectacular.

You will get to fight many other impressive creatures: shadow dragons, liches, undead, ice creatures… epic confrontations abound. Which path will the players take? Will they lust after the demon’s power and magic to annihilate their foes, or will they favor their combat skills and their bravery?

Bound by is targeted for release on PC, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® at the end of 2013.

PS4 was recently added. At this point I wouldn't count on this to be final. We're likely to see this on XB1, if for nothing but the fact that they're willing to put it on the 360.

Watching the trailer I got the "Phantagram" vibe. You know, cool game, but somehow awkward and clunky.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: January 05, 2014, 04:36:00 PM
By 2020 they'll simply refilm them. I mean, recreations happen all the time, right?
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 05, 2014, 04:07:34 AM
Kato, you can come out.

Thankfully they're daddy long legs. Not spiders at all.

It might comfort you to know they're sometimes called harvestmen. As in, they harvest. Men.
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: January 05, 2014, 04:04:59 AM
My Apps lets you reorder your DLs. Use the menu button on one of the items and you can bump it to the front.
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: January 05, 2014, 04:03:20 AM
Starkiller, or the general, are not operating dispassionately in FU2 (eff you two). In fact, he's tantruming worse than Luke before we even get started, and goes downhill from there.

<Starkillers cell rings>
caller: Hello?
SK: <ZOT>
caller: Yeah, um, this is the Force calling. That's not going to work. You can't electrocute me through your cell.
SK: DAMN YOU WHERE IS SHE?!!!
caller: Yeah, we're just calling to let you know while we appreciate your candidacy for dark or light, you're a raving loon. The Jedi don't want you, and the Sith are pretty sure you'd get them wiped out within the next game. Perhaps you could get a spot on Dexter instead?
SK: Can I kill people with lightning?
caller: Probably. Look, Kid, this isn't working out. Apparently anything SW related that has the word "Clone" attached to it ends up sucking.
SK: DAMN YOU!!!!! <more lightning, perhaps some flying lightsabers, and then tosses an army of corpses ontop of the cellphone and dances on their decaying bodies>


194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: January 05, 2014, 03:52:31 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 05, 2014, 12:49:42 AM

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 08:14:59 PM

No, it doesn't. It shows another group of hostiles - not another Division. This was explained in the back-room walkthrough at E3. Those hostiles are local, and responding to the beacon for pickup that the woman playing calls for extraction. The 90sec timer is for how long it'll take for the extraction team to show up. You can be attacked at any point - you're drawing attention to your location.

So the ones who show up? We were told they're the same as the guys you fight to save the police station.

As the map zooms out at the end, it shows all the other groups of people (red dots) working to fight against the fall of society, and they explained how you could meet up with them and help out.

Watch the E3 trailer again, the guy at the end says "woah woah woah it's another group of players, brace for PvP"

Yep, I totally missed that.

We didn't hear the audio, and in the room he was talking constantly - IIRC they had simply indicated that when an extraction flare went up, it would signal any hostiles (and they were implying AI) in the area.

Took a couple screens (you can simply see this while stepping through the video near the end). Lookls like two factions, rather than just lone-wolf kinda stuff. It also looks to represent the number of players in dot configuration inside the circle.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 12 things the Xbox One does well, 11 that it doesn't on: January 04, 2014, 09:14:10 PM
You talking Wii? Wii was less than 1/2 the price, and you need to factor in its attach rates for software as it didn't get the same multi-plat games loving.

Regardless, neither has anything to do with this thread.

My XBone was powered off hard today. Updates, perhaps?
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Someone's been using my Netflix account on: January 04, 2014, 08:20:36 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 04, 2014, 06:52:22 PM

I wiped my 360 in prep to trade it in, then ended up not trading it in.  Both Hulu and Netflix started up just fine when I opened them on the empty-except-for-my-fiance's-gt 360.

Fiance? Wow man, this is contagious! First Ridah, now you. (unless of course you already mentioned it to me and I simply wasn't paying attention).

Spoiler for Hiden:
Lucky women.
[/sarcasm]

slywink
197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: January 04, 2014, 08:17:58 PM

Quote from: Punisher on January 04, 2014, 07:22:01 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 04:59:12 PM

That's the first I'd heard PvP. Seems silly if we're all working towards the common goal. We'll see how they write that up.
You've obviously never seen a post apocalyptic movie/TV show!
We may START towards a common goal, but society quickly breaks down!


I'd be more inclined to believe that we can choose to play characters as Division agents, or as anarchists / organized criminals.
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: January 04, 2014, 08:14:59 PM
No, it doesn't. It shows another group of hostiles - not another Division. This was explained in the back-room walkthrough at E3. Those hostiles are local, and responding to the beacon for pickup that the woman playing calls for extraction. The 90sec timer is for how long it'll take for the extraction team to show up. You can be attacked at any point - you're drawing attention to your location.

So the ones who show up? We were told they're the same as the guys you fight to save the police station.

As the map zooms out at the end, it shows all the other groups of people (red dots) working to fight against the fall of society, and they explained how you could meet up with them and help out.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: January 04, 2014, 08:11:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 04, 2014, 05:56:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 05:17:17 PM

Uhm, no. Sorry, but the SW movies are overblown. It was a B movie that went over budget. Phenomenal special effects of its day but so much of what made it great has been tinkered and tampered with - the characters and the license are pretty much dead to me.

/rant from someone who just completed Force Unleashed ][

Force Unleashed 2.  one of those regrettable sequels that killed the franchise and made the first one look like a star in comparison.

Starkiller runs around electrocuting every-f***ing-one, while the blind Jedi master is totally cool with it and only tries to reign him in when it doesn't lie in his own personal interests. The rules apply only to certain people and at certain times. I happened to like the Starkiller character and his possibly ambiguous role. The fact that he doesn't have non-lethal ways of dealing with people is the kicker.

][ makes the first one a shining star. But, were I to go back to it, the second one has used a brillo pad to scratch the sheen the first one once had.

I found it to be a microcosm of the entire franchise (IMO).
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: January 04, 2014, 08:06:38 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 04, 2014, 07:11:45 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 01, 2014, 12:36:40 PM

..took me awhile to find where my downloads could be seen,as i used to just press the guide button and select active downloads,but found it in the games and apps

Hmm, I didn't actually know you could still access that.   icon_redface

"My Apps" is surprisingly powerful, and handicapped by the interface all at the same time.

There is no filter, or changing the presentation to list modes.

Tiles are nice, but I'd like to have Installed games, indie games, DL games, Apps, Multimedia Apps, etc. Seeing what's installed vs what I'm entitled to, seeing what is being updated - that app didn't make the cut, but I still am not happy with the forced interface-formerly-known-as-metro without having the flexibility that even other metro-like interfaces (skydrive, for instance) where you have a pulldown menu at the top to introduce filters and sorting.
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