Flatline wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 13:34:MajorD wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 13:06:
Apple isn't the only company guilty of this, but they seem to be the best at it. Everything Apple does is highly calculated to their benefit, and their benefit only.
Apple especially does it with iOS. Aside from slowing your phone down it's amazing how right at the like... 22 month mark your phone just takes a giant shit on you and starts running poorly. Like, you swipe to get to another page of icons and it is slow and glitchy. It takes minutes to boot apps that six months earlier were instantaneous. I can't type any more on my iPad 2 because there's like a 30 second delay (not hyperbole) now between my input and it showing up on the screen. Safari crashes on basic pages every 30 seconds.
Meanwhile, my Galaxy S6, aside from an anemic battery at this point, actually runs just as smooth, if not better, than when I bought it. The UX still scrolls smooth. Sure some of the newer stuff makes my phone chug, I expect that, but the basic navigation and typing and stuff is still smooth.
ItBurn wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 14:02:HorrorScope wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 13:43:ItBurn wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 12:58:Cutter wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 11:48:Blackhawk wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 10:27:
I don't really like survival games, but I absolutely loved this. I played it in Fall of 2015 when it was still early in early access, but it still ended up being one of my favorite games that year.
I've been sitting on it, waiting for the full retail release to play it again.
Me too. It's been difficult staying away but I really want to experience it fully complete. Same with Ghost of a Tale. These are two EA games I'm actually glad to support.
I can highly recommend 7 days to die.
When it is finally released.
Nah, I recommend it now. I would have recommended it 2 years ago also. The game has enough content to last you for hundreds of hours. The fact that it's still in EA and that they consistently release huge patches that basically warrant a full replay is a bonus.
Edit: But yeah, it shouldn't be in EA anymore.
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 13:18:jdreyer wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 05:34:Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 00:06:
Yeah, but by slowing down your phone, their
salesmentech support guys can tell you your phone is dying and convince you to upgrade.
Funny enough, none of them EVER mention that a new battery would make that phone feel like new. Each and every one of them goes for the "You can get a 8 for just 800 bucks!"
Cuz those batteries are now glued in place in cases that are glued in place. Changing them is nearly impossible, and surely violates the TOS. So convenient, for Apple (and Samsung).
Yeah that is what I thought, not sure what Simon is going on about, probably an Android phone, but this is specifically a Apple related issue that is being discussed.
If Apple was so noble, they would tell you that, due to the current state of your battery we are now running your system at a reduced rate and list aprox what that is. Right?
Creston wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 10:06:
"Well, first, you're going to get bent over a table by AT&T, Comcast, Verizon et al, and you're going to get reamed! And I don't mean in a nice way either. The Republican party will be laughing at pictures of you getting reamed posted to your ISPs website.
"Then, since no net neutrality means your ISP can do deep packet inspection and whatever to your traffic, AND since the police, as shown, is utterly incapable of an IP address resolution, you're bound to get arrested at some point because some guy four counties over was reading a post about how the Republicans are ruining the US for the sake of the rich.
"In short, all you filthy poors will wind up in jail. Which is how it should be. Maybe then you'll all stop asking for all these damn handouts!"
BobBob wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 10:05:
I was in Rome and had to change my flight schedule. The airline's automatic voice service had a "call center accent". It couldn't understand my "normal" American English. So, I faked my own accent to mimic the system. It worked!
Acleacius wrote on Dec 19, 2017, 11:07:
Great game, shitty publisher manipulation tactics. This is why they Killed modding, complete exploitation and the community would obviously do a better job.
FYI, in case anyone else is an IZombie fan, Dying Light is always the Zombie killing game they play during the show.
jdreyer wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 18:17:eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 17:07:
What I wonder is, how is that dude CEO of Eidos-Montreal and this tone deaf with the whole EA/Loot box situation......
You say "Online experience" and I think lootboxes and gambling. Yeah, that's a great and totally innocent association to draw up currently, way to goo, Mr Anfossi
Here's the thing: paying money for stuff, a little or a lot, is pain. Games are pleasure. Most of us like to get our pain over with one time, at the start, then have our pleasure for a nice long time. We don't want to be constantly mixing our pleasure and pain by having to pay niggly amounts for "online experiences."
If I wanted pain with my pleasure, I'd be into BDSM. I'm not.
NKD wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 20:49:ventry wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 20:31:Cutter wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 19:09:
Only idiots use chestnuts like that.
Ah! That 'ol chestnut:
[whiny voice] "It's all too hard so, others must give me stuff to solve my problems because... reasons" [/whiny voice]
Says the guy who lives in a country with socialist
commiemedical care where people get medical care they don't deserve using someone elses money.
opie wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 18:40:
3rd person shooters are the worst.....