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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 18, 2013, 10:53 Verno
 
Console launches typically have pretty poor games, just the nature of the beast. I've only put a few hours into AC4 but it's propping up my purchase justification.

Really wish there was backwards compatibility though. I think I'll get an extra long cable to play some PS3 games with the DS4 whenever I run out of stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2013, 10:50 Verno
 
I did alright, 10-4 so far. I have the Pats picked despite the Panthers recent streak though, I will probably regret it tomorrow. The Chiefs perform horribly whenever they fall behind. I had no faith in them against the pass happy Broncos who run all over mid field control teams like the Chiefs.

I was on vacation last week and UPS helpfully delivered my PS4 to my front porch stoop where it sat until this morning despite me requesting signature confirmation Just lucky I have honest neighbors.

So far no problems with it, really love the new controller and user interface is quite nice. They have some polish work to do but for a launch release this is pretty outstanding. I just wish there were more games out, should have waited til next year! I picked up Assassin's Creed 4 and the PS+ freebies so far, waiting on some user reviews of Madden 25 to see if its worth picking up.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
38. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 18, 2013, 08:55 Verno
 
Glad I was on vacation for the X Rebirth launch, doesn't sound like most people are happy about it  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2013, 08:49 Verno
 
I agree with Dirwulf on Skyfall, terrible film. Javier Bardem was tragically miscast and the character itself fell flat. They totally forget about the major plot macguffin barely halfway into the movie. The new Q was ineffectual and unneeded, a Bond film without gadgets is pretty pointless. The movie itself completely changes tone and pace midway through and limps across the finish line, presumably due to budget woes but regardless what a terrible finish. Also I don't want to know anything about Bond, you ruin the mystique of the character when you start telling me about his childhood.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 8, 2013, 14:36 Verno
 
John wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 14:06:
The problem is that many women seem to like that type of guy.. at least until they're older and realize that they want someone more mature.

Many men like dumb, attractive women who only care about money too. We're all pretty stupid about dating at one point in our lives.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls Trailer
29. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls Trailer Nov 8, 2013, 14:29 Verno
 
They had a lot of good ideas in beta too though, not all of that change was good.

Anyways D3 is history now, I'm more interested in seeing if they restore my confidence with the expansion. Unlike many here I'm not ready to give up on Blizzard, they've consistently gone beyond what was required of them to try to give their customers a better experience. Design wise they made some really dumb decisions in the past but I think that was more due to poor design leadership and pressure from Activision about financials than anything else.
 
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14. Re: AMD Beta Driver Addresses R9 290 Variances Nov 8, 2013, 14:25 Verno
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 14:13:
To be fair I understand the GTX 480 was hot and loud as well, I missed out on that drama but neither AMD or Nvidia are strangers to poorly designed hardware.

Yeah. Nvidia for quite a long time had a reputation of hot and loud cards, like years.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 8, 2013, 12:54 Verno
 
Men naturally want to be viewed as handsome and successful, it's the barometers most of us measure ourselves by. So of course when given some internet anonymity some men will want to see how they measure up. It's really the same as measuring yourself against others in competition, work, etc. Most people are inherently a little bit insecure and seek validation from somewhere.

I know many love the portrait behind the whole derp derp "act like a cock 24/7 and dont care what anyone thinks" confidence thing but most of us are more balanced than that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 8, 2013, 12:40 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 12:27:
Didn't Microsoft say that all that data would get destroyed after a session ended.?

Failboat One.

It's stored locally on the console and they claim it isn't uploaded but really who the fuck would trust them after PRISM?

On a side note I find it amusing that stuff you would've been labeled a lunatic for saying 10 years ago like the government collecting every email and telephone call is now commonplace.

When I told my girlfriend what the newer Kinect was capable of she said no way it enters the house. I think she's worried it will take pictures of our daughter or something. She owns a cellphone with a camera but for some reason people are okay with that privacy tradeoff. I tried to laugh off her concerns a bit but then I remember PRISM and I think that maybe sometimes paranoia can just be prudent.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
24. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 8, 2013, 12:23 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 12:05:
Really? The living room might not be dying a final death, but device fragmentation has absolutely relegated it to a niche, if not completely yet in some households. I'm not rich by any stretch, most of the families I know are middle class. But each person has their own device that occupies the majority of their time. Time in front of the TV with family or friends is pretty much a weekend activity only.

This situation is pretty much mirrored and growing around the globe. Microsoft as usual is years late to the party, the living room is everything dream came and went already. They are competing with everything from Smart TVs to cellphones at this point, not to mention the traditional TV markets. The Xbox doesn't really bring them anything, even if I decided to go whole hog on the Xbox One, my purchase doesn't make me more likely to buy a Windows Phone or use a Surface tablet. Ballmers one company strategy just doesn't make sense for so many disparate markets, maybe years ago before Apple and Android gobbled up the market but now its fruitless.

The Xbox should be sold off and can survive on its own merits or not, Microsoft propping it up makes little sense. They can even continue to leverage interop if they believe in with a partnership and some money instead of the massive capital investments required to continue making consoles. Bing should be put out to pasture, it's a complete joke that survives on users being tricked into using it. We've had 12 years of Xbox and while the brand is one of their few successful ones, they don't really have anything to show for it. Windows and Enterprise software has been and might always be their bread and butter.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2013, 11:04 Verno
 
I figured the Vikings would do their usual "get ahead and choke in the last 2 minutes" routine  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2013, 10:35 Verno
 
Of course the Vikings pick yesterday to actually win a game *sigh*  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 8, 2013, 10:30 Verno
 
Agreed IB.

So the PS4 launch is next week and I'm not expecting it to be smooth. I really hope they let us get that 1.5 firmware download first, some people are pegging preorders at 3-5mil so that's a lot of people to be hitting infrastructure on day 1. I just want to grab the firmware and all of my video apps fast then dive into AC4 and worry about video sharing and other junk in the future.

I was a little bummed to see they delayed suspend/resume support for games, I hope that makes it back in quick as that was one of the features I was really looking forward to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 8, 2013, 10:13 Verno
 
Badges for watching video, wow. That's a new low.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Nov 8, 2013, 09:17 Verno
 
Haha whatever, that looked perfect for a modern Robocop and Robocop is a schlocky B movie if you go back and watch it today.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
18. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 8, 2013, 09:13 Verno
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 08:59:
Of course the Xbone will do fine. For itself. As a seperate unit. No longer being attached to MS. Just being the product of a Xbox company which concentrates on making attractive offers to video game players. And no longer being simply a worn out tool in the attempt to conquer the family rooms of the world.


Hey man I agree. Just saying that all of the doom and gloom stuff about the Xbox One ignores how much brand loyalty exists in our sad excuse for a consumer base

If it failed out of the gate then maybe Microsoft would be more tempted but it won't due to major brand awareness + marketing. Management is also hellbent on Kinect being some kind of killer app that can be leveraged across the whole company.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2013, 09:06 Verno
 
I don't bother with a flu shot, the one year I did I ended up getting the flu later anyway. When I'm older and my immune system isn't up to par its something I will consider though.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls Trailer
21. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls Trailer Nov 8, 2013, 08:45 Verno
 
I would give this a chance but not at launch, I'll wait for people here to weigh in. Diablo 3 was really an okay experience but very forgettable.

I really just want POEs depth and mechanics combined with Diablos combat design and visuals. Hopefully that's what Grim Dawn manages to do.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
15. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 8, 2013, 08:43 Verno
 
The Xbox One will do fine, it has too much brand inertia to just die out quickly. The PS4 will likely sell better for the first few years but after that its a toss up. I can't really see it selling 200 million units or something though, the analyst is correct that it is a pointless distraction from their usual revenue sources.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 8, 2013, 08:40 Verno
 
gray wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 08:00:
You guys don't get paternity leave? What century is it

I'm in Canada for work right now and one of the guys I normally deal with is on paternity leave. At first I was a bit amused but hey man whatever, time off work to take care of the kid is what it is. If my woman made more money than me maybe we would consider the same thing, gotta do what's fiscally responsible for your household.
 
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