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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
28. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 3, 2013, 14:26 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 13:47:
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 12:26:
JSP wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 12:02:
Don't worry folks, Xbone will eventually clean up its interface like it did on the previous generation
Funny you've mentioned this, as I thought on the last gen the dashboard was gradually got worst each time they've updated it.
It got more and more jam packed with advertisements and games/friends/ demos and Arcade games got pushed further and further behind all the advertisements that was splattered across the dashboard.

It did get worse and worse. Ads ads ads, and slower. I can't tell if he's trolling or genuinely delusional.


Hey, I just had a customer tell me that the One looks better than the PS4 because the resolution is LOWER. What? Just...what?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 2, 2013, 18:07 Agent.X7
 
Flying can be automated if you don't care about the drone or the cargo. Otherwise it's not there technology wise. Yes, they can avoid things and fly to waypoints set by GPS. No, they can't compensate for weather, wind, or other unexpected things.

The military is the reason for the big push towards autonomy, and even their drones can't do what you are describing by themselves. You misunderstand my reason for bringing military drones into the conversation. They are not only the attack drones like the Predator. They have UAVs for all sorts of missions. NONE of them can do what you are describing, and they are the most advanced UAVs in the world.
 
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14. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 2, 2013, 16:22 Agent.X7
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 15:40:
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 15:28:
avianflu wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 14:09:
total PR spin but I am impressed that Amazon has the balls to spin something so ridiculous.

Yeah, the cost to do this would be ridiculous, even for deliveries within a 30 mile radius of the shipping hubs. Do they have any idea how many people crew one drone in the military? Pilot, Flight Chief, 3 man ground crew (although I guess they won't need the armament spec, so that's one less.) They'd need to top off fuel after every flight, maintenance, drone replacement when farmer Brown blows one away, etc.

I have to agree, as cool as this would be, it's a total PR stunt.

Military drones are miniature fighter jets.
These are automated RC helicopters.

While I agree it has zero chance of being real, your analogy doesn't exactly work because it's a very, very different product with a very, very different use.

The use doesn't matter so much as the concept is the same. You need to have someone flying it, you need to have a ground crew loading the cargo and refueling it/maintaining it. You need to have a guy in charge of the people flying them. Having them be automated is a nice dream right now, but the tech isn't there.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2013, 16:00 Agent.X7
 
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Fast 7, the show must go on! (Cue Queen)

I really hope they write his death into this movie or the next. Not because I am glad he is dead, but it would make for great motivation for the rest of the team, they could make it parallel his life, and it would be a great send off. Everyone knows the actor is dead, so it would feel hollow for the character to live on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2013, 15:51 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 11:00:
Creston wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 10:49:
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I was wondering why the site was so peaceful and serene lately, Thundr finally got the ban he so richly deserved apparently.

Awww, what a shame.

Blue seems to do his housecleaning towards the end of the year. Spacey was last years victim...

I wouldn't say victim so much as deserving recipient.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 2, 2013, 15:28 Agent.X7
 
avianflu wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 14:09:
total PR spin but I am impressed that Amazon has the balls to spin something so ridiculous.

Yeah, the cost to do this would be ridiculous, even for deliveries within a 30 mile radius of the shipping hubs. Do they have any idea how many people crew one drone in the military? Pilot, Flight Chief, 3 man ground crew (although I guess they won't need the armament spec, so that's one less.) They'd need to top off fuel after every flight, maintenance, drone replacement when farmer Brown blows one away, etc.

I have to agree, as cool as this would be, it's a total PR stunt.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2013, 14:09 Agent.X7
 
If you shop at Wal-Mart on Black Friday, you get what you asked for.

Sucks about Paul Walker. Just hit 40, doing a charity gig. BAM. Dead. His 15 year old daughter just moved in with him too.

Wonder if they finished principal photog on FF7 yet. (not trying to be be crass, but I know they were working on it just 2 weeks ago.)

Also weird because he was just the victim of a celebrity death hoax a couple of days ago. Bad timing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2013, 01:59 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2013, 18:52:
nin wrote on Nov 28, 2013, 15:43:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2013, 15:41:
Florida woman in warning-shot case released.

I can't believe they released her! She broke the Stand Your Ground law. You're not supposed to WARN the person, you're supposed to SHOOT them! There's no way she's getting out of this one.

I'm not sure if you're /sarc or not (I'm kind of out of it at the moment), but the issue is mandatory sentencing, and how she got 20 years for firing a gun that didn't injure anyone. That's nucking futz...

Yeah I was being sarcastic. Was trying contrast it with the Trayvon case. I agree 20 years for that is insane. Also too, she's black so higher conviction rates and sentences statistically.

Mandatory minimum sentence for using a gun in a crime and actually firing the gun. Unfortunately, she LEFT the scene, got her gun, and came BACK. That's not self-defense. That's "I'mma show this mothafucka who in charge!"

I'm willing to bet she gets convicted again in the re-trial.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 MMO Migration Campaign
50. Re: Guild Wars 2 MMO Migration Campaign Nov 27, 2013, 19:49 Agent.X7
 
LittleMe wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 19:45:
Veterator wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 10:19:
Yeah ESO is really the only thing I've seen people looking forward too. Aside from maybe Everquest Next, which won't be out for at least a year.

There's also Wildstar. It's similar to WoW but with more tactical combat. There's a decent amount of hype for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pTIeCua_rlM


Ugh, it's so WoW in space it makes me yawn just looking at it. I was looking forward to it until I saw the game systems at work. The setting sound fun, but the gameplay is going to be SSDD.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 27, 2013, 19:48 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 16:46:
GTA5 back again @ $34 on amazon (including digital download code for ps3)...go go go!


Thanks. Cheaper than my distributor, lol.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2013, 15:11 Agent.X7
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 14:26:
The perfect line for deployment on Elizabeth Shue is obviously about getting some coffee or something.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1p6omIzsuY

Ah, back when Val Kilmer was still Val Kilmer and not "THAT'S Val Kilmer?!?!?!"
 
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News Comments > LEGO: The Hobbit Announced
34. Re: LEGO: The Hobbit Announced Nov 27, 2013, 14:05 Agent.X7
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 09:01:
And that's a classic movie so revered by critics that nobody will consider doing a remake.

It was a different time. I hate old movies (anything prior to the 70s, largely) because of everything from cinematography to scores to the olde-timey acting. The only "classic" movie I actually thought was timeless was Citizen Kane, mostly for Welles' talents.

I liked Casablanca. 2nd time I had seen it. Very Indiana Jonesey to me. (Of course, it's a pulp movie set during WWII that was filmed during WWII, so, yeah.) I like quite a few old movies. Bogart was a decent actor for the time period. You ahve to remember that many old time movie stars were first and foremost stage actors. Stage acting is different from film and TV acting.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 MMO Migration Campaign
35. Re: Guild Wars 2 MMO Migration Campaign Nov 27, 2013, 13:59 Agent.X7
 
Kawlisse wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 13:39:
BitWraith wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 11:10:
I just don't think it's my cup of tea. I won't say any more than that here.

I will say I am an Elder Scrolls fanboy - I own boxed copies (original) of all of them, including Collector's editions of Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim.

Totally agree with you, been a fan of the franchise since Daggerfall, and what a freaking let down ESO is. ok I know it's in beta. But just like when I was in the beta of Stargate worlds, I knew, that if that game ever came out it would sucks donkey ass. ESO is just the same. prettier but still sucks.

OMG, Stargate Worlds. LOL. I was in that beta too. I played for two days and sent them an email saying they really needed to go back to the drawing board. My account got locked. No loss, game never made it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2013, 13:57 Agent.X7
 
I get allergy shots every other week. There is a whole stable of nurses, most of them attractive. The one nurse that looks like her name should be Brunhilda is the one nurse that whacks you with the needles like you were a horse. Hey missy, just because you have arms like tree trunks doesn't mean you should be seeing just how hard you can stab me before the needle breaks off in my arm.

She hit a nerve this summer and my left arm was numb on the back for two months. I rudely asked for another nurse the next time she was at my station. Haven't had her since. My arms thank me.

The one nurse looks like Elizabeth Shue. Like, dead ringer. I always want to make an Adventures in Babysitting joke, but I'm sure she has been told many times.
 
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19. Re: etc. Nov 27, 2013, 13:50 Agent.X7
 
I'd like to win an Oscar.

Even though I've only been an extra twice and wound up not being visible on screen both times.

Good luck to us both, EA!
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Patched
3. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Patched Nov 27, 2013, 13:41 Agent.X7
 
In other news, China Rising is next week for BF4 Premium. Whee!  
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31. Re: Guild Wars 2 MMO Migration Campaign Nov 27, 2013, 13:35 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 11:18:
PHJF wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 10:15:
Hey, I've been waiting for this to hit $30 at GMG forever (the only place it seems to ever go on sale) but their vouchers never stack with it. Perfect timing.

To anyone around here still playing, what server you on?

Most Blues'ers were on Tarnished Coast, but I have no idea how many of them are still playing.

The game just is not fun, straight up.

Oooh... yeah... I'm gonna have to go ahead and kinda... disagree with you on that.

Still on Tarnished Coast. We kick ass in WvWvW. We're not quite division one, whoops, just checked, I guess we are div 1 now.

Anyway, I don't play much WvW, but I love all the new content every month. (Most of it, anyway.)
 
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News Comments > LEGO: The Hobbit Announced
29. Re: LEGO: The Hobbit Announced Nov 26, 2013, 19:33 Agent.X7
 
It's funny, but I never liked Lord of the Rings as a kid. The Hobbit was a fun read, and I have a collector's edition of the book I liked it so much. By contrast, Lord of the Rings was very dull to me. Not the plot, but the way in which Tolkien wrote it. It was like having your history professor tell an interesting story in such a way that you wanted to die from boredom in the middle of his lecture.

Jackson took that great plot and told it in an exciting way. My opinion. Obviously some like it, some don't. We watched Casablanca in an acting class once. About a third of the class liked it, a third did not, and one third thought it was OK but not great. And that's a classic movie so revered by critics that nobody will consider doing a remake.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
33. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 26, 2013, 19:16 Agent.X7
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 18:11:
The original 360's had noise issues, but the only time I've ever heard of an issues with scratched disc's is from idiots significantly moving the machine from the horizontal to vertical position while the drive was in operation. Hell there was a major gaming website doing an unboxing of the Xbox Elite with Fable 3 (I think) in the drive at the event and as soon as they turned it on it's side you can hear the drive scratching the disc up, then they pull the disc out and show it to the camera stating 'I guess you can't do that with the new units'. A bump or nudge is fine, but when people are knocking them around, tripping on them etc, and wondering why they have scratched disc's you wonder what they are really doing to do that.
Hell we had PS3 and 360 games come back to us via parents with children in tow, and would flat out ask them what happened and 7 out of 10 times the child would confess to f'ing it up cause they were doing something they weren't suppose to (including 1 kid getting cupped upside the back of his head for lieing about how it happened, and for destroying their parents game).

I've plopped down a console on a shelf next to our store unit to hook it up for testing and the store unit scratched the game that was running in it. I wasn't particularly gentle when I set it down, but I didn't slam it down or otherwise do something out of the ordinary. They just use drives that do not lock the disc in place. Enough vibration and whoops, the 360 scratches a circle into the disc. They knew about this issue before release. Didn't fix it, costs too much. Released the slim, didn't fix it. Costs too much. Instead they put a warning in the instructions and a label on the console.

It kills me that they chip lock the drives to the consoles to make replacement a bitch, but they won't pony up the extra buck or two to use drives that lock the disc.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
29. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 26, 2013, 17:47 Agent.X7
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 17:40:
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 17:38:
The Xbox 360 had a shit disc drive. Always has, and still does even in the newest model. And drive that scratches a ring into a DVD if it is bumped during operation is shit. 360s do this CONSTANTLY.

Not shocking that MS cheaped out on the drive again and is again experiencing issues. But hey, for the extra $100 over PS4 what did you expect? Xbox fanboys can always justify the fucked up flaws in the system. At this point, as a ration human being, I am dumbfounded that anybody would still be playing on the Xbox anything. I have customers that have burned through 6 to 8 of them. That's like ONE A YEAR. And yet we sell at least 2x more 360 games than PS3. I'd say about 1/4 of the new 360 games we sell come back within a month for disc repair because someone jumped too hard or bumped the system and BZZZZZZZZZZZ disc burn!

And I hear "Well, the Playstation online sucks!" Uh huh. "Yellow light of death!" Riiiiiight, what was the percentage of YLOD PS3 compared to the percentage of RROD Xboxs?

The worst thing about the PS3 was that it launched at a price too high for the economy. Which only happened because they listened to all the whiners who "needed" backwards compatibility but then refused to pony up for it.

Yup, the 360 had some serious drive issues at launch.

But, again, I say anyone throwing "fanboy" around probably needs to consider his own bias. It's getting really tiring to see men in their 30s and 40s on this site going "All the fanboys are wrong, here is why the platform I like better rules and their sucks!"

I'm sorry, did I piss in your coffee this morning? Nobody said Sony is without faults. Fuck, if I had my way I would be able to play all these games on a PC and be done with the console bullshit. I only bought a PS3 because: Uncharted, Blu-ray movies. Ditto the PS4. There are troubling things about the PS4 launch. No 3D movie playback? WTF? No Turtle Beach or Tritton compatibility with old headsets? Huh?

I'm sorry, I run a gamestore and I get to hear all the bullshit from 360 owners all day about how their console is awesome, despite it having all sorts of issues that cost them hundreds of dollars. FANBOYS. If you can't have a rational opinion because you are so loyal to a brand? FANBOY.

And the 360 drive issues STILL EXIST EVEN IN THE NEWEST MODELS.
 
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