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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 13, 2013, 06:51:08 PM

Quote from: Scraper on November 13, 2013, 06:32:40 PM

how to replace the HDD

My 1Tb is ready to go in. It looks every bit as easy as the PS3.

Seems super easy, pull cover off and remove one screw.  Not too sure I want to spring for a SSD like Gamespot put in there but nice to have it has an option.
162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 12, 2013, 08:55:16 AM

Quote from: TiLT on November 12, 2013, 08:46:17 AM

In other words, this will add another set of categories beyond Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, and it will probably greatly devalue the easy platinum trophies.

Damn it I just put my 401k retirement into Platinum trophy futures!
163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 4 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 11, 2013, 11:33:02 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 11, 2013, 10:49:40 PM

How does that work? Is this fitness thing a subscription service rather than a one time purchase?

Separate subscription needed along with XBL Gold, no idea of price.  As EngineNo9 says it is free until Jan 2015.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/games/xbox-fitness
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 4 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 11, 2013, 11:31:41 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 11, 2013, 11:03:30 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 11, 2013, 10:26:07 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 11, 2013, 10:22:54 PM

Does anyone anyone know if the Xbone is coming with a free month of xbox live? I can't find anything about this but it just seems crazy for them not to do it because they were basically the console that started the whole "buy a console and get a free X months of xbox live".
Sony is giving away a free month (for new users) and of course that will include a free PS+ game (Resogun) and they're giving away a month of the music streaming and actual cash in $10 of PSN credit to use in the store.
I just can't believe MS is doing  nothing at all although I haven't seen anything to suggest otherwise.

Only thing I know of so far is that the Fitness stuff will be free until the end of the year.  Still time for MS to announce something, they may just be waiting for all the NDA's to lift and come out swinging (or not).

Fitness stuff is free until the end of next year for Gold members.

You are correct, just went to the MS page and found it, thanks.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 11, 2013, 10:50:05 PM
PS4

Killzone Shadow Fall

Need for Speed is a maybe.
166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 11, 2013, 10:48:50 PM

Quote from: Sparhawk on November 11, 2013, 06:35:14 PM

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty: Ghosts
DC Universe Online
Injustice: Gods Among Us—Ultimate Edition
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Knack
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Madden NFL 25
NBA 2K14
Resogun
Sound Shapes
Warframe

No, I am not rich. I had a lot of trade ins. =D


Would you like to add a PS4 console to your order? It is only $399 more. icon_biggrin
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 11, 2013, 10:47:51 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 11, 2013, 06:09:13 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 11, 2013, 02:39:29 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 11, 2013, 06:55:52 AM

Whelp, it's finally here. The first of the next-generation consoles.



That was Nintendo's attempt to get their console up to 'current' gen when it launched. The gap between it and the PS4/XB1 is absolutely huge at this point. Sorry. Sad to say it, really - I miss my land of N. The WiiU may be the first Nintendo console I've never owned at this rate.

Random: Sad that Minecraft got pushed back. Then again I have the PC version (with all the mods) so why get any other version?

And while I'm buying a PS4, I still really don't know what games I want for it. What I wanted all got pushed back.

And the Wii U is coming out with Mario! and has the HD remake of Zelda Windwaker, two games I anticipate wanting to play more than anything coming at launch for PS4 or XB1.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Ryse on: November 11, 2013, 10:44:58 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 11, 2013, 09:51:03 PM

I've watched a lot of gameplay videos and I think it looks fun. <shrug> I like the Arkham series/Assassin's Creed style combat though with the blocking and the stabbing and whatnot. I really think the critics have been overly harsh on this one thanks to the QTE outrage and mostly just because hating Xbox seems to be the fashionable thing to do. That may actually work in its favor - with expectations so low, it may surprise people.

I'm hoping it will do well, I still have my pre-order in for it.  I don't think either new console has a game of this type for launch and I liked the God of War style of game (not saying this is going to be as good as GoW, just similar in some aspects).   
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 11, 2013, 10:32:58 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 11, 2013, 10:06:27 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 11, 2013, 01:38:45 PM


Can we just compare the first unofficial unboxings here? For the Xbone, a guy is lucky enough to get his early and makes an unboxing video which is then removed because MS complains that an unboxing somehow violates copyright and then his console is banned (temporarily but they didn't feel the need to make that clear right from the start). Sony on the other hand gives a console to one of the most watched video game YouTubers on the internet and allows him to make an unboxing for it which is then seen by hundreds of thousands (almost a million) of gamers, increasing the sense of goodwill towards Sony.
Just who is running the PR department over at MS?

I'm going with Microsoft has a timeline planned out and Target hosed them with this mistake.  MS did not want that info out and had only one way to stop it, banning the console (until system released) and pulling the youtube video.  I don't think it is right for youtube to pull the video but MS did offer the guy some perks for his troubles, maybe MS PR could be more vocal about what they did for the guy.

Sony gave that console to someone they picked out, MS had no control over where Target sent the XB1.  Seems a big difference to me, MS is sending XB1's to journalists as well but they have yet to lift the NDA, to my knowledge Sony isn't sending random people PS4's.  I'll never understand the appeal of unboxing videos for any product.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 4 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 11, 2013, 10:26:07 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 11, 2013, 10:22:54 PM

Does anyone anyone know if the Xbone is coming with a free month of xbox live? I can't find anything about this but it just seems crazy for them not to do it because they were basically the console that started the whole "buy a console and get a free X months of xbox live".
Sony is giving away a free month (for new users) and of course that will include a free PS+ game (Resogun) and they're giving away a month of the music streaming and actual cash in $10 of PSN credit to use in the store.
I just can't believe MS is doing  nothing at all although I haven't seen anything to suggest otherwise.

Only thing I know of so far is that the Fitness stuff will be free until the end of the year.  Still time for MS to announce something, they may just be waiting for all the NDA's to lift and come out swinging (or not).
171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 11, 2013, 09:33:41 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 11, 2013, 09:29:58 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 11, 2013, 09:27:51 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 11, 2013, 08:37:48 PM

Giant bomb has a Quicklook up of Resogun. Looks really good!  smile

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-resogun/2300-8206/

Is it ironic that they mention they are playing at 720p?  They do say they like the look of it.

Ohh edited to add they do mention it can do 1080p as well.

It's confirmed as 1080p and locked at 60 fps. Nothing to worry about. smile

I was just being snarky about it looking good in 720p, happy to see it is a free PS+ game.  Might not try it otherwise, a bit too twitch response type of game for my old eyes.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 11, 2013, 09:27:51 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 11, 2013, 08:37:48 PM

Giant bomb has a Quicklook up of Resogun. Looks really good!  smile

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-resogun/2300-8206/

Is it ironic that they mention they are playing at 720p?  They do say they like the look of it.

Ohh edited to add they do mention it can do 1080p as well.
173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 5 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 11, 2013, 05:16:50 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on November 11, 2013, 12:49:31 AM

Quote from: Zinfan on November 10, 2013, 11:49:11 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 10, 2013, 06:53:57 PM


How many of you are taking Friday off to take shipment of your PS4?

Can't take Friday's off, my hours are 4pm til midnight and I'm the only one scheduled to work Friday swing shift.

UPS usual delivery for my house is around 5pm so the box will have to sit there on the stoop unless the wife is home and grabs it.

Same for the Xbox the week after but I'm not too worried, my house is off the street and you would have to walk past 4 other houses to get to mine, never had a problem with missing stuff.

retire already! (oh yeah, and move to Indy)  ninja

20 months to go, I promise to ride my motorcycle through Indy on my way to South America.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 5 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 10, 2013, 11:49:11 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 10, 2013, 06:53:57 PM


How many of you are taking Friday off to take shipment of your PS4?

Can't take Friday's off, my hours are 4pm til midnight and I'm the only one scheduled to work Friday swing shift.

UPS usual delivery for my house is around 5pm so the box will have to sit there on the stoop unless the wife is home and grabs it.

Same for the Xbox the week after but I'm not too worried, my house is off the street and you would have to walk past 4 other houses to get to mine, never had a problem with missing stuff.
175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 5 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 10, 2013, 05:21:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 10, 2013, 04:54:08 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 10, 2013, 08:47:31 AM

Wow, I can afford the PS4 and XB1 since I saved for both, but a Wii U too? How do you find money for the games?

he's probably... breaking bad slywink

 ninja
176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 6 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 10, 2013, 08:35:51 AM
Depending on reviews of the new Mario I may buy the Wii U along with the PS4 and the XB1.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 6 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 09, 2013, 05:35:34 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 09, 2013, 05:08:56 PM

Anyway, back to the systems....

If you get a PS4 before launch, no worries on getting banned the way that MS is giving the ban hammer to anyone that gets the XB1 before launch.

https://mobile.twitter.com/yosp/status/399130194956414977



Way to round it back to the "systems" unpartial observer Hetz! 
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 7 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 08, 2013, 05:56:44 PM
Giant bomb has a 40 min video of some XB1 games.  They played Dead Rising, Forza, Ryse, BF4 and had some footage of Crimson Dragon.  I'm very happy with what I saw even if DR3 was the only game they spent a lot of time on.  They also mentioned the Kinect and how it worked well in BF4 and talked a little about the fitness programs (no video of that).  Overall they seemed OK with how the console was performing but no resolution discussion.
179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: November 07, 2013, 07:17:25 PM

Quote from: gellar on November 07, 2013, 06:46:16 PM

Yeah cars I don't care about... the lack of the Ring is just inexcusable though.

I feel the same way, love the Ring track and would have loved to see it on next gen hardware.
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 9 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 07, 2013, 09:49:44 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 06, 2013, 09:34:47 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 06, 2013, 08:54:58 PM

This is really cool. First live preview I've seen of how Xbox Fitness will work.

Sean T's Insanity!!!

This may have just pushed the Xbone to the top for me.  The wife and I did most of the Insanity program earlier this year and I could see her being all over the Kinect version, not to mention all those other training videos shown in the background at the start of that video. 

The fitness thing is what draws me the most to the xbox.  Liked the video and I hope and expect that the next gen stuff will be able to track floor exercises and won't need a large distance from the tv.  Exciting to see the many workout choices in the menu, hope the cost isn't overwhelming. 
181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 9 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 06, 2013, 03:52:19 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 06, 2013, 02:41:47 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on November 06, 2013, 02:30:44 PM

The biggest problem with both Music Unlimited and Xbox Music is that they are not Spotify.  Just give me Spotify on consoles ya goofs!

Fat chance of that when neither of them is even offering us the ability to play MP3s... yet. Tongue

Maybe we are talking different things here but the Xbox One can stream MP3's

http://www.winbeta.org/news/xbox-one-feature-mp3-playback-and-support-dlna-unlike-ps4

I'm not up on DLNA and personally never played MP3's on the PS3 or 360.
182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 10 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 06, 2013, 03:44:17 AM
Hope it is good but I don't want to be spoiled by game play so didn't watch the footage, DR3 is one of my day one titles for Xbox along with Forza.
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 10 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 05, 2013, 10:58:47 PM
 I can see where a business might think $1500 is a small expense but isn't that the cost of the license?  Should the Unity License price be bumped to $10,000 and then given away free?  That would make a better story line I guess.

  I also didn't see where developing a game using Unity would lock the developer into a Microsoft only release for the title, is that the case?  If so then I would agree that it isn't the best news but if the developer can also design the same game for the PS4 concurrently then why demean this news? 
184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 12 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 04, 2013, 06:20:51 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 04, 2013, 06:05:57 AM

Quote from: Turtle on November 04, 2013, 05:50:14 AM

PS4 only
Basement Crawl
Deep Down
Dream Club: Host Girls on Stage
Driveclub
Earth Defense Force
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
inFamous: Second Son
Joysound Drive 2
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Knack
Lily Bergamo
MLB 14: The Show
Mobile Suit Gundam
N++
Nikoli no Puzzle 4: Sudoku
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive
Pool Nation: Extreme/FX
Resogun
Rime
Shadow of the Beast
The Idolm@ster
The Order: 1886
The Playroom
Tottemo E Mahjong Plus

Platform only
Doki-Doki Universe
Escape Plan
flOw
Flower
Helldivers
Hohokum
Natural Doctrine
Pavillion
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
Sound Shapes
Super Exploding Zoo
Switch Galaxy Ultra
Velocity 2X
Yakuza Ishin

I'll just have to accept that I'm just not in Sony's target audience-  there is only one game on that whole list that is a must have for me, Second Son.

Resogun is getting some good pre-release talk.  The Order might be another I'd go for depending on reviews.  
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 01, 2013, 01:39:17 AM
What I see in the talk about the consoles is;

XBone Rez issues  finger   finger   finger

Sony can't play MP3's but a tweet says we will mention it to dev team  thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

XBone has exclusive titles  finger  finger  finger

Sony has exclusive titles Yay! Naughty Dog is awesome!   thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: October 30, 2013, 12:18:06 AM
Sony or MS
PS4 or XB1
Launch day none perform
187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: October 28, 2013, 02:51:02 AM

Quote from: Hetz on October 28, 2013, 12:36:08 AM



All of that summary is opinion of a poster on an Xbox forum. Take that for what it's worth, which is not much. I'd prefer to listen to actual journalists or developers....not fanboys from either side.



The irony is strong in this one.
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC/Wii U/PS4/XB1]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: October 27, 2013, 04:04:33 AM
 deadhorse
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: October 27, 2013, 03:49:52 AM

Quote from: Hetz on October 27, 2013, 02:18:15 AM

For what it's worth, it's starting to sound that there are more than just resolution issues with Xb1 games....

[TiLT] Source? [/TilT]
190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: October 26, 2013, 03:56:13 PM

Quote from: naednek on October 26, 2013, 12:05:58 PM

Well, I just cancelled my preorder.  I preorered both after E3 just while I waited to make up my mind.  In the end, I'm going to cancel both and wait a while.

To be honest I feel this is the smart play, both Sony and MS have histories of over promising and under delivering.  Wish I was smart but I am going to keep both on order but the PS4 order is on life support at the moment due to lack of release day games I want to play.
191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC/Wii U/PS4/XB1]Call of Duty:Ghosts on: October 22, 2013, 09:17:21 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 22, 2013, 07:58:59 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 22, 2013, 06:33:23 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 22, 2013, 06:18:54 PM

It looks good, you have some glasses that you look at these games through  ninja

Oh, with it being PS4 footage I thought I was supposed to say it looks amazing! Tongue

It just looks very crossgen.

but it IS crossgen, not sure why this is even worth mentioning.  I really doubt anyone thought launch titles (especially those appearing on current gen as well) would be the titles to showcase what the next gen can do.

While the graphics might not be the showcase perhaps dedicated servers would be?  Or are they moving to dedicated servers for the PS3/360 versions as well? 
192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] The Order: 1886 on: October 22, 2013, 09:15:01 PM
I like the look of the game but agree with TiLT, a RPG set in this world would be very cool.  Do we have any RPG's slated for the new generation?  The Witcher 3 is one right? but any others?
193  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Healthcare Exchanges Are Live. How's it Looking For You? on: October 22, 2013, 05:23:10 PM
I agree with your points AA but am concerned that Obamacare will be twisted to allow companies to get out from providing healthcare insurance.  During the 80's and 90's the stock market was all go go go and companies such as the one I work for (Pacific Gas and Electric) actually never had to put money into their pension plans since it was based on company stock and the stock value was rising faster than benefits were being paid out.  When the market slumped in 2000 all of a sudden that was no longer true and many companies were underfunded in the pension plan.  Congress enacted laws designed to protect pension plans by requiring companies to keep the plans fully funded,and the result was companies just deleted pension plans and gave workers small cash balance payouts as compensation.  Companies were using the requirement to fully fund the pension plan as an excuse to remove the plan altogether.

I have no idea if Obamacare will provide for the same sort of she iguanas (hehe I tried spelling shenanigans and got auto correct she iguanas) but recent history has shown that companies surely will try and twist it around to their best profit to cost benefit.
194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1]Respawn's Titanfall on: October 22, 2013, 04:58:34 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 22, 2013, 04:43:22 PM


More more importantly, Dark Souls 2 also out that day!  I'm going to need vacation scheduled for that week.
195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 30 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: October 22, 2013, 06:37:01 AM
I'm getting system of a down what with the PS'ers shouting from the rooftops that lack of pre-release vids of XBone games is almost certain proof that 1) the games aren't ready, 2) the games are better on the PS system. 

OMG! Infinity Ward showed PS4 footage!  XBone is suxor and Kinect2 worthless hahahahaha!

Oh well I will get both and hope they both are good consoles, maybe that is why I don't feel any need to validate my decision by showing the other choice in a bad light.
196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your 1st PS4 Launch Game on: October 17, 2013, 09:07:47 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on October 17, 2013, 08:08:31 PM

Quote from: Scraper on October 17, 2013, 07:42:05 PM

Holy smokes after watching this trailer I may have to add NBA2K14 to my list.

Video

I was trying to figure out where to post that.
I really wish 2k would get back access to the NFL license.

Does that video show actual game play?  It seemed more like a reprocessed highlight reel.  Did look good and may be tempted although I'm not a big basketball fan.
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: October 17, 2013, 08:13:05 AM

Quote from: EddieA on October 16, 2013, 11:46:26 AM


Also, regarding last night's show, was anyone else confused by the part at the beginning?  Why were people trying to secretly move diamonds by creating such a conspicuous scene?  Why were the people on the street and subway barely reacting to such a bizarre sight?  Why did it look so much like a scene from a deranged version of Deal or No Deal  icon_biggrin



See now you have me thinking it was a take on Goldcase from 30 Rock!
198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your 1st PS4 Launch Game on: October 15, 2013, 09:03:07 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 15, 2013, 08:58:42 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on October 15, 2013, 08:55:01 PM

and  I have never played a Lego game.

You should. They are good, solid fun.

I'll check it out, could be a solid choice for my first PS4 game.
199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is your 1st PS4 Launch Game on: October 15, 2013, 08:55:01 PM
Not real sure, burnt out on AC and a barely played ACIII at all.  Not into FIFA, CoD on Xbone if I get it at all, Killzone never looked like something I wanted to play and  I have never played a Lego game.  I guess buy the console and see what games get the best reviews?  Then go that way?  Could cancel the system pre-order and may still do so but there will be games for the PS4 that I will want to play long before any price drop happens and that is the way I'm leaning now.
200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: October 15, 2013, 08:38:35 PM
Failure to launch!  There goes the only game I had on order for the PS4.  Need to figure out if I'm going to keep my pre-order or not.
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