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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 3, 2014, 12:20 Verno
 
The Roku can be quite sluggish with some apps, this machine won't have that issue and its a similar price point. It'll also have the benefit of a stronger ecosystem thanks to Amazons relatively open policies. The ability to sideload your own content is fantastic and the voice searching might be useful to some people. Finally the actual Plex app looks to be the better one used for GoogleTV rather than the crappy one on the Roku right now. Given it's relative power point it will make a pretty decent emulator box as well. I hope it can natively browse CIFS/etc shares but I guess we'll see. Sideloading XBMC on this would rock.

The bigger problem is the lack of HBO Go but that doesn't bug me.

I'm waiting on mine to arrive to start messing around on it, going through the API it looks very promising though. I'm interested to see if it'll pass DTS too. Worst case scenario is that its more powerful than the Roku at a similar price point so its win win if you don't have a media STB already.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2014, 12:12 Verno
 
The Onion kills it as usual, great stuff.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 3, 2014, 12:08 Verno
 
Well played Blue.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 3, 2014, 12:07 Verno
 
Suikoden was always pretty cool, I'd love to see more of those games. Shenmue is dead, forget it folks.  
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News Comments > Daylight Delayed for Scariness
6. Re: Daylight Delayed for Scariness Apr 3, 2014, 12:06 Verno
 
This looks pretty cool, can't wait.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2014, 15:03 Verno
 
Bodolza wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 14:54:
Nice price on that little box, but I see that DTS is conspicuously missing from the list of supported audio codecs. The bluetooth remote also makes it incompatible with the vast majority or universal remotes out there. Looks like I'm sticking with the HTPC for the time being.

I have a Harmony Smart Control which does Bluetooth so hopefully I'll be fine but I agree the lack of backup IR (like the Roku has) is a bit puzzling. No clue about DTS but I'm ordering one right now to hack on so I'll post about it in the future sometime. It does say audio passthrough support so hopefully it'll do it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2014, 14:20 Verno
 
Specs look pretty good. Microphone in the remote for voice search, kickin MS right in the pants. I like the optional controller but I find most mobile games to be pretty shit. I guess I could use it as an emulator box for everything sub-PS2.

It will have Plex app support so you can do all of your local content too, bam sold. Been waiting forever for something like this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2014, 11:58 Verno
 
This Amazon FireTV thing looks ballin. Hulu, Netflix, Instant Video and it runs Android so I can probably run XBMC and get all of my local content too. Could finally be a true all in one HTPC. Quad core CPU, 2GB of memory, remote, etc. Not bad for $99, its ability to run XBMC will be the deal breaker for me since I want something that does local content too.

Edit: oh right link - http://gizmodo.com/amazons-fire-tv-everything-you-need-to-know-1556889628

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News Comments > Watch Dogs Trailer
11. Re: Watch Dogs Trailer Apr 2, 2014, 11:16 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 09:31:
Wind simulation... that's... a first in gaming.. looks pretty neat. Let's hope it's a good game.

Ubisoft is great at making pretty worlds, not so good at making them interesting to play with. I am not holding out much hope for this based on experiences with their other open world games. Just a bunch of repetitious nonsense and collectathons.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Rubber Banding Fixes and Server Upgrades Planned
8. Re: Battlefield 4 Rubber Banding Fixes and Server Upgrades Planned Apr 2, 2014, 11:15 Verno
 
Killcam is retarded anyway.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
36. Re: Into the Black Apr 2, 2014, 09:43 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 04:13:
Why isnt this used by the military if its so damn dangerous and potentially life threatening? Wouldnt this be like 100 times cheaper than bullets or like 1000 times cheaper than missles?? (And please dont point me to the naval shipbased lasers which are already seeing service, Im talking about handheld off the counter lasers, which are hardly lasers in the 'real' meaning of the word)

Seriously?!! You don't think a giant laser pointer might I don't know, give away your position or something? What happens when your opponent covers his eyes? Man what the hell...I hope that was a joke post I am just misunderstanding.

And it's not "if these are so dangerous" they ARE dangerous. Go fly a helicopter and tell me being fucking blinded isn't kind of dangerous while you're flying a massive contraption that can kill you and many other people on the ground if you crash.
 
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News Comments > Thief Save Game Issue (Joke?)
5. Re: Thief Save Game Issue (Joke?) Apr 2, 2014, 09:40 Verno
 
I had no problems loading up my save yesterday but did see a bunch of people on the forums who did. Game itself is ok but the missed opportunities are glaring and frustrating, could have been so much better with a few changes. The disjointed story is especially telling, the game feels like it went through 3 different teams.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
24. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 1, 2014, 15:26 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 15:24:
He was brought up on federal charges. He'll serve time in federal prison, so he'll serve most of it.

Yeah I got that confused. I still think 14 years is fair. If he had just done it once to a single vehicle as a prank or some other idiocy then 14 years would be excessive. Hitting a police helicopter 7+ times as a parolee is a different story.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2014, 13:05 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 11:14:
Am I missing much? I've enjoyed TES but an MMO setting would seem to be the antithesis of what makes it enjoyable.

I played several of the beta events and you aren't missing much. If you have really low expectations and need an MMO to play right now then you could do worse but it doesn't capture what makes TES games great IMO. I certainly couldn't imagine paying a sub fee for it. I'd suggest waiting if for no other reason than to avoid the launch woes. I also bet if you wait a month you'll see this game have a very fast honeymoon period.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 1, 2014, 11:00 Verno
 
Ludomancer wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 10:38:
It used to be, in this country, that people weren't convicted on what they "could" do. I don't want to see law go any further than that though.
Regardless I hope he doesn't serve 14 years in prison, only because that is absurd, but the guy is an idiot.

You guys read the story and not just the headline right? He did it to a civilian chopper then a police chopper repeatedly, not to mention was already on parole. He also had his girlfriend and kids in the apartment, the girlfriend even tried to take and push blame onto the kids for it which is pretty despicable. 14 years in California is going to be 3-7 tops anyway and considering both the context and severity of what he did I don't see a problem with the sentence.

I don't know why you think that potential damage isn't taken into account when charging or sentencing people either, that's just silly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 1, 2014, 09:43 Verno
 
Tim1_2 wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 09:12:
That guy who lasered the helicopters certainly deserves punishment, but 14 years is ridiculous. People who have killed people have served less time in prison.

He won't serve 14 years in prison. What do you think would be an effective deterrent to someone who does this multiple times and could cause large scale loss of human life?
 
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News Comments > Roberts: We Won't Sell Star Citizen
3. Re: Roberts: We Won't Sell Star Citizen Apr 1, 2014, 09:41 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 09:02:
April Fools! We are actually selling out to Myspace!

Go all the way with it dude - hamsterdance bought them out.
 
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News Comments > Origins Ditches Discs
30. Re: Origins Ditches Discs Mar 31, 2014, 14:06 Verno
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 13:18:
avianflu wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 12:23:
I just want Origin to go away so I want to believe Origin is hanging on the ropes....
Why?
I am not defending EA I am not a big fan of them but why do you wish for Origin to go away?
Competition is good for the consumers. Origin is not any more pain to use than Steam and at least EA offers 24hrs money back if you are not happy with the game you've bought, something hopefully Steam will start to do in the future.
I love Steam and everything but I don't see how Origin's existence is a bad thing for gamers.

One thing I will say for EA is that their refund policy is good. On the other hand it has to be since they keep releasing barely functional games. My buddy got a refund for BF4 + Premium by just explaining to support that the latest patch had introduced yet another problem and he was fed up. This is like after playing it for 100 hours to boot. I wouldn't have given him a refund in that situation.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 31, 2014, 14:00 Verno
 
Saboth wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 19:14:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 30, 2014, 19:02:
I wouldn't mind seeing big competition for Youtube. Sometimes it gets a little uppity.

I don't like how they've handled copyright issues, in that any corporation can just claim whatever, without any proof, and it's up to you to prove you own your content, and also it's gotten so crowded that it's congested frequently. I laugh at the "144p" resolution.

I went to publish a video the other day for some buddies and discovered that they made it impossible without their lame social network wannabe. That and the whole "who do you want to use Youtube as?!" "what name do you want on Youtube?" "plz use your real name" spam shit means I would absolutely welcome a Youtube competitor. Also just let me toggle always HD, all the time.

Their copyright policy is insane, someone plays 2 seconds of a song in your video and it gets DMCA'd by automated algorithms.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2014, 11:17 Verno
 
I don't mind waiting for HL3, I have no shortage of great games to keep me busy and Valve rarely disappoints.  
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