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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 8, 2013, 12:57 wtf_man
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jun 8, 2013, 08:27:
he cloud isn't a cure all especially for near real-time apps.

Oh, I absolutely agree. My initial post was being sarcastic about their cloud capabilities.

It's bullshit.

All those servers aren't for "calculations", as MS claims... their for fricken data mining.

What did verno call it the other day? "Teleubbie Kinnected Adbox"? LOL... so true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 7, 2013, 23:12 wtf_man
 
Prez wrote on Jun 7, 2013, 21:33:
Oh... I guess the cloud computing will make up for it!

Didn't you read where it will make the Xbone 4 times as powerful? So even if it is half as powerful as the PS4, the cloud makes it twice as powerful as Sony's machine!

That's one powerful cloud!!

...and then your internet connection takes a shit, and the visuals suddenly get reduced back to the original Xbox era, so the frame rate can be maintained!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 7, 2013, 19:59 wtf_man
 
Downclocking the GPU... Heh. It was already inferior to the PS4 which has more gpu cores and GDDR5.

That's pretty sad.

Oh... I guess the cloud computing will make up for it!
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
29. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 7, 2013, 09:28 wtf_man
 
Flo wrote on Jun 7, 2013, 09:14:
nin wrote on Jun 7, 2013, 09:03:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 7, 2013, 01:01:
Congrats Microsoft, you just handed Sony the console market on a silver platter.

I really really hope you're right.


You really think that, do you? After all we learnt from Sim City? Just because a bunch of nerds (I'm one of them) are pissed off about a system that is better than steam (it is!) Microsoft will lose this console war? Face it: we are a minority! There are tons of consumers out there that will happily buy that thing on day one (sim city!).

While that may be true, polls on gaming sites are showing a 70%-80% interest in a PS4 over an XBox One. If that remains, initial sales out the gate will be by informed gamers... meaning the Xbox One will get stomped. Consumers do tend to go with what is more popular... so, that launch sales inertia could be fairly damaging to Microsoft. While they will probably still sell their fair share of consoles.. they may be clearly far behind their competition... which technically would be another MS failure.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 6, 2013, 09:29 wtf_man
 
Since the PS4 social crap is all optional and can be turned off... the only thing holding me back, as I've said before, is whether the EYE is optional or not. If not, I definitely WON'T, either.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
16. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jun 2, 2013, 22:55 wtf_man
 
killer_roach wrote on Jun 2, 2013, 21:32:
Of course, if the Eye is mandatory, without an internet connection to phone home, a lot of the concerns are mitigated (apart from the obvious one of cost).

Actually... it could still record and send shit later when you do connect for something like Netflix. So, no... it wouldn't mitigate my concerns... the only way to be sure is if the "Eye" doesn't have to be plugged in in the first place.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
11. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jun 2, 2013, 20:36 wtf_man
 
XBox One is not an option for me, period.

If the Playstation Eye turns out to be Mandatory like the Kinect... then neither will the PS4 be an option.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
3. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 1, 2013, 18:22 wtf_man
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jun 1, 2013, 16:25:
but for anyone before sandy this is probably a good time to jump in and get a K sku overclockable haswell chip.

I'd say Ivy Bridge folks have no reason to upgrade (Desktop)
Sandy Bridge folks... only if you want newer motherboard features like native USB 3.0
And of course anything older would be a good upgrade.

As for the touted +50% battery life, it may be worth upgrading a laptop, even if you already have Ivy Bridge. It just depends on your battery needs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 31, 2013, 09:49 wtf_man
 
We should fully be on 7 by the end of the year.

As for the future... we may just go virtual apps on thin devices running a small *nix on the endpoints. We have some time to plan before Windows 7 goes EOL.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 31, 2013, 09:43 wtf_man
 
If E3 is 'irrelevant', why is everyone hoping to get involved?

E3 has been rather irrelevant for PC gamers for several years.
Recently, E3 was starting to get irrelevant for Aging Consoles as well.

I would guess that the new consoles are going to breath some life back into E3 for a couple of years. How long that lasts depends on how well the new consoles and games fair. I would also imagine that they need to start getting mobile gaming involved in the show, to remain relevant in the long term. (As Mobile gaming gets better)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 31, 2013, 09:25 wtf_man
 
It still sucks.

But MS doesn't care. They want in the mobile market so badly, that they will ram that ugly UI and their store down desktop users throats, no matter what.

There is little hope for Windows 9.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews May 30, 2013, 20:35 wtf_man
 
Ten Ton Hammer says it plays more like Skyrim with other people.
Rock Paper Shotguns says it plays more like WoW with some nods to the TES series.

I'm inclined to think that RPS's description is probably more accurate.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization May 30, 2013, 15:30 wtf_man
 
Does it require an IOS version of Origin?

If so, no thanks.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Announced
5. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Announced May 30, 2013, 10:13 wtf_man
 
So, it's basically a re-badged GTX680 gpu that is overclocked, has faster GDDR5 chips, and is $50 cheaper than a GTX680.

Not bad.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
10. Re: Evening Consolidation May 30, 2013, 09:31 wtf_man
 
avianflu wrote on May 30, 2013, 09:25:
i am curious what happens if you put black tape on the kinect's 2 visual sensors, as folks already do with web cams on computers.

When you try to play a game or watch some content, a voice will come from your speakers saying: "I can't do that, Dave."
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation May 29, 2013, 23:28 wtf_man
 
SirKnight wrote on May 29, 2013, 23:25:
Especially if I don't buy it.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad System Requirements
3. Re: Rise of the Triad System Requirements May 29, 2013, 23:25 wtf_man
 
GOG!

Yes!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization May 29, 2013, 10:03 wtf_man
 
BlackBerry Users Threaten To Boycott Netflix Because Netflix Refuses To Make A BlackBerry App.

Freak
 
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News Comments > SimCity Expands
3. Re: SimCity Expands May 28, 2013, 20:17 wtf_man
 
Rattlehead wrote on May 28, 2013, 19:32:
Does anyone really care anymore?

Apparently the looney Brits do: http://www.bluesnews.com/s/142029/uk-sales-charts
 
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News Comments > Memorial Consolidation
49. Re: Memorial Consolidation May 27, 2013, 19:08 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on May 27, 2013, 18:00:
They already have 2 if you count the Wii U. I don't think there any used game restrictions on that system.

That's an interesting point I'd not considered...

ASeven wrote on May 27, 2013, 18:16:
And so it begins. Then again, the guy who heard this is this guy here.

PS4 Used Game DRM Canceled? Popcorn
 
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