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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 06, 2013, 06:16:55 PM
I have named my console Voldemort or in other words He who should not be named.  Chatting with Hark in Forza during a race and twice the Kinect paused me after thinking I was talking to it,  cost me valuable track placings. 
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 26, 2013, 05:48:36 AM
Experimented tonight with snapping TV while using the fitness app.  Video was choppy and the audio was too loud on the snapped TV feed.  I can see it working if they fix the audio issue.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: November 24, 2013, 08:54:54 AM
Am I missing something?  At the end of a race I'd like to see how everyone finished but all I get for options is continue, watch replay or save replay.  I'm sure Forza 4 allowed viewing of the race finish standings.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 07:53:01 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 23, 2013, 11:38:04 AM

The new friends system is now like twitter. You basically "follow" people, they don't have to accept. However, if two people follow each other you open up some traditional friend functionality.

It seems my friends/followers screen was a bit messed up, it wasn't until I pressed the select (or whatever it is called now) button that I got a menu to search for a person.  After I did that I can see a "find a person" icon whenever I bring up the followers screen, was not there before.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 11:06:00 AM
Still trying to figure out how to follow/friend people.  My list from the 360 account ported right over but have yet to see how to add additional people to follow.  Pretty confusing setup for that stuff.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 11:03:54 AM
Oh yeah the code thing, finally looked at the card and it says right on it "Xbox, use a code" and it worked flawlessly and was so fast.  Cool tech.
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 23, 2013, 11:02:40 AM
Did one workout using Xbox fitness,  Seems OK but not much different than working out to a DVD.  Tracking is much improved but the Kinect lost me once for no reason I can figure out and having to stream the videos lead to a couple of hiccups of less than 5 seconds while the vid buffered.  Far too early to tell but I would like to see a workout program that combined multiple workouts, as it is now it looks like you just pick and choose with no real guidance.  The 360's EA Sports Active got most of my time simply because they had a 9 week series of workouts building as you went along, need something like that on the XBone.  Only tried the heartbeat tracker once and didn't get it to respond, it was taking long enough that I felt my heartrate was droping while I waited.

I need to explore further but I'd also like to see a quick series of videos that gave an idea of the exercises in a workout before starting that workout, that way I can decide if that is what I want to do.  Fitness could work well but I feel they need something that tracks your workouts better, EA Sports Active used a dedicated heart rate monitor and at the end of the workout you could see how your pulse tracked over the entire time and in what zone it was.  Xbox Fitness as I said above seems like workout DVD's with Kinect snapped to the right showing your body position, not really as intergrated as I'd hoped.  Lots of potential and as I said only having one workout in so far so lots to figure out going forward.
128  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Forum is absurdly slow today on: November 23, 2013, 10:47:04 AM

Quote from: TiLT on November 23, 2013, 08:41:23 AM

The forum is very slow again, and I just had a bunch of Error 524.

While not slow I am having to log in each time I return to GT, never seen that before.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 01:28:51 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 23, 2013, 12:04:51 AM

Is there a download progress list anywhere?

On Battlefield 4 the splash screen had two progress meters, one for the campaign and one for the full game.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 23, 2013, 01:27:48 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 23, 2013, 01:18:58 AM

Voice commands work much better than the IGN video..  I am getting about a 99% success rate so far.  There is a learning curve but help works for that


Has anyone figured out how to put the Xbox into stand by mode?


Need to find the right words for redeeming a code.  I've tired "xbox redeem a code" and various other wordings with no luck but other commands seem to work just fine.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 22, 2013, 07:35:26 PM
Giant Bomb just started a live stream covering the XB1,  I'll watch while waiting for UPS to show (probably 4 hours al least to go).
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 22, 2013, 07:16:41 PM
I'm a bit surprised that my BF4 code for China Rising did not come with one of those scannable code boxes to use with the Kinect, as it is you just get the standard series of numbers that have to be inputted via keyboard.  Next Gen BF4, Next Gen.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbone LAUNCH DAY!!!! Which system are you getting? on: November 22, 2013, 07:01:26 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 22, 2013, 06:45:48 PM

How do you guys like the bumpers? That's the one thing about the controller people seem to be complaining about.

I read somewhere that the idea is to rest your fingers on the bumpers in addition to the triggers, they are firmer than the 360 controller to prevent accidental actuation but once you get the hang of it they are supposed to work well.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 21, 2013, 09:39:58 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 21, 2013, 07:39:21 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 21, 2013, 07:34:20 PM

If it makes you feel any better, Hetz, even Ars Technica has officially endorsed the Xbox One.  icon_twisted



And here I was thinking it really should be saying "Oh Snap"
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: November 21, 2013, 06:27:12 PM
 Torches and Happiness! Drunk in a driving game thread?  Oh I'm so MADD.  Torches and Happiness!
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza on: November 21, 2013, 10:13:09 AM

Quote from: Reemul on November 21, 2013, 09:12:28 AM

It seems career mode is crap, no reward cars, not much of a mode and poor rewards. It looks like you need to buy everything which really will turn in to a grind. With Micro transactions and loads of dlc it seems thew ay to get what you need is to pay more for it.

For me half the fun is winning stuff i didn't expect and getting to try lots of cars out on the different tracks.

Forza is a superb series but this has been rushed out because of Xbox One. It needed another year to do it properly, xmas release next year would have made it a must buy and maybe the console too.

The question i ask myself what would I gain from buying F5 (which will work out at 500) which has less cars, less tracks and an even worse career mode than Forza 4 and the answer seems to be better graphics which was always going to be a worry. Playing F4 last night didnt make me think i need better graphics, really concentration is on the driving line etc, i only notice how good it looks while watching my son drive.

Gran Turismo 6 could be my new goto racing game for a change.

We can hope GT6 comes out in a more timely manner than GT5.  One advantage for the Xbox is the vibrating triggers, lots of reviewers seem to like the Forza 5 usage.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 21, 2013, 10:09:48 AM

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. Crimson Dragon apparently also features this. I can't view this video review myself due to video not working on this computer, but apparently he reviews Ryse and tells about these Microtransactions. (http://n4g.com/news/1397497/xbox-one-review-adam-sessler-reviews).

Anyone have any idea if this is true? I really don't want my console games to have this crap as well, especially not after I purchase games for full price. I know this is a completely different discussion, but I feel the industry is going in a direction I really don't want, with microtransactions, and in-game purchases for real money, even in full-price games. It started with MMO's (Or rather, Horse armor from Bethesda), and it should stay there, and no creep into my single player games.

He says they are in there but are not restricted to paying money, you can earn them during game play, he does not indicate how hard they are to get without paying money but he also says they are unnecessary.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help! Seasoning a Iron Skillet on: November 21, 2013, 09:05:07 AM
Flaxseed oil

http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Way-to-Season-Cast-Iron-Pans-Flax-Seed-Oil/

139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is this true? (Samsung pays Apple 2 Billion $ with nickels) on: November 21, 2013, 09:00:20 AM
If I had a nickel for every time someone put a fake story on the web.....
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 24 hours until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 21, 2013, 08:57:05 AM
While I'm not over the moon about how the XBone looks I am hopeful that having the power supply outside the box in addition to the copious venting will keep any heat related issues away.  Oh and Amazon shipped and I've gotten Friday off.

I have to ask, are we talking no hope of a patch to increase game performance on the XB1?  I mean what PS4 title actually shipped with the promised 1080p support? Resogun?  AC4 needed a patch so why can't the Xbox do the same? 
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 20, 2013, 09:01:50 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 20, 2013, 08:04:33 PM

and my console has shipped along with Dead Rising 3 and Forza 5 should be shipping soon.  for some reason they didn't box everything together, so I'll have 3 packages coming.

still wondering what the 'Promotion Applied:    -$20.00' is from, not complaining though.

No shipping info on anything but Battlefield 4 yet, I'm actually thinking of taking Friday off so Amazon had better get on the stick, I don't need a forgeforsaken event on Friday.
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 20, 2013, 06:14:04 PM
Still waiting for reviews of Xbox Fitness, that is my most anticipated feature and I'm curious to see how Kinect tracks pulse rate and movement. 
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "No Next-Gen Console" Support Group on: November 20, 2013, 09:56:49 AM
"Xbox change thread we are not wanted here"

144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 19, 2013, 10:19:18 PM
I think Dark Souls is kinda fun to watch, seeing how various players get destroyed.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 19, 2013, 07:43:04 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 19, 2013, 04:57:50 AM

Finally got my PS4, love it so far.

Glad to hear that you got it, if UPS screws up my Xbone I'ma going to be really pissed.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 19, 2013, 07:41:15 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 19, 2013, 07:18:28 AM

I'm surprised no-one talks about Zoo Tycoon? Thats actually a game I would really love to try out. I know its Kinect only, but I can live with that, if its a good tycoon/sim game. It would be fun with the kids as well, but I love the game type so I'd be sure to play it on my own as well.


I saw Gamespot playing it today and the Kinect stuff is still embargoed so I infer from that that you don't need Kincet to play since they couldn't talk about it.  Of course all Xboners will have Kinect so we are covered there.
147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 18, 2013, 07:29:15 PM
I use enloop rechargeable batteries and they work really well.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 4 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 18, 2013, 06:29:22 PM
Gamespot is live streaming some Xbox games.  Forza looked good but crimson dragon was looking bland.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/18) on: November 18, 2013, 07:45:01 AM
Xbox1
Dead Rising
Forza
Ryse

Probably see which multiplayer game is getting the most play, hoping that is battlefield 4 since COD seems to be getting poor reviews in regards to the next gen advancements or lack there of.

Tempting to check out the new Mario title but that would mean buying a WiiU as well, seems excessive.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 18, 2013, 05:42:20 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 18, 2013, 05:28:02 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 18, 2013, 04:27:31 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 18, 2013, 04:02:52 AM

Oh god, the sky is falling.   


Seriously, I don't want my new console to crap out on me.   crybaby

I hardly consider my PS4 having issues is a case of being Chicken Little.  I suppose you may think I'm making it up?  There seems to be more than on forum user having problems and we aren't a large sample size. 

Sorry, I didn't mean to demean your issues at all (or anybody else's).  It was more a case of me getting worried about my PS4 with all the bad news floating around and probably using the wrong imagery for conveying that thought. 

I apologize for misreading your intent, I blame my PS4.   Tongue. I hope yours is trouble free and mine remains so as well after my safe reboot
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 18, 2013, 04:27:31 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 18, 2013, 04:02:52 AM

Oh god, the sky is falling.  


Seriously, I don't want my new console to crap out on me.   crybaby

I hardly consider my PS4 having issues is a case of being Chicken Little.  I suppose you may think I'm making it up?  There seems to be more than on forum user having problems and we aren't a large sample size. 
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 18, 2013, 03:56:37 AM
Mine just scared me.  I left it downloading AC4 and when I came back 30 min later the PS4 had ejected my Killzone disc and I could hear the drive grinding every 15 secs.  I tried putting the unit in standby but that did nothing to solve the issue and the PS4 would not allow the KZ disc to be inserted.  I pulled the plug and after the PS4 rebooted in safe mode everything seemed to be working.  Don't have a warm fuzzy feeling about this thing.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 17, 2013, 09:55:46 AM
I do like the PS4 menus and such, seems pretty snappy and the game audio coming though the controller into my headset is probably my favorite feature.  Vita linking was super fast and easy but I can play using my computer monitor whenever I want so I don't see much remote play in my future.  I like my 360 controller better than the PS4 one but that is probably due to spending so much time with it, as stated earlier I too find my fingers in between R1 and R2 instead of falling onto R2/L2 and I'm more of a fan of the offset sticks as opposed to the PS4 setup, still it is a nice controller and I bet I will get used to it quickly.  Right now I'm happy to have the PS4.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 17, 2013, 09:48:29 AM
Too bad abouit PSN being down, I only have Killzone on disc and it isn't keeping my attention at all.  I was thinking of buying AC4 off the PSN store but can't do that.  Killzone looks pretty good at least when I'm not being blinded by the massive overuse of lens flare but the game play is a bit off to me.  Figure XB1 is going to be my multiplayer platform of choice and need something to really show some of the PS4 goodness so AC4 seemed to be the best shot at that, Battlefield 4 was my other thought but again I'm leaning to Xbox for multiplayer.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 16, 2013, 04:52:24 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on November 16, 2013, 01:26:20 PM

To clarify, you're saying I can plug any headset into the controller, turn my receiver down and hear all game sound through the headset?  That is fantastic news.  Playing AC4 last night and hearing the f bomb dropped a few times concerned me a bit (6 and 3 year olds in the house).

PSN was rock solid for me last night as well.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Yes you can do that, the controller uses a mini-plug connector and the sound quality is very good. 
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 15, 2013, 10:51:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 15, 2013, 10:01:05 PM



Well it's almost 3 pm and no PS4 yet, I expect a note like this on the door when I get home from work.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 11 hours until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 14, 2013, 09:11:30 PM
Good news about the audio playing though the controller and having standard headset connection.  I plan on putting the PS4 in the computer room and running it alongside the computer.  Since I don't have a receiver in that room I wasn't sure how I was going to get sound from the PS4.  The XB1 will go in the living room with room to crash about trying to do fitness stuff.
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 14, 2013, 09:07:24 PM

Quote from: The Grue on November 14, 2013, 09:02:55 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 14, 2013, 08:34:06 PM

Games with Gold continues on Xbox One

I don't get why, when they have a system in place today to handle this on 360, they are waiting until the end of next year to announce the details on the XBO version of this.

Could be the library of XB1 games isn't large enough to start the program until then.  Sony getting in with the independent developers probably gives them a good head start.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 14, 2013, 06:20:10 PM
My system has left Neveda and now is in Sacaremento.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 13, 2013, 07:51:17 PM
I actually found my Vita charging cable and have it plugged in, no idea how long the Vita has been sitting around unused.
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