Network engineer, game design hobbyist, and consumer of cake.
I'm made of chrome and silicon. My circuits gleam.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Super Mario 3D Land
Ocarina of Time 3D
Resident Evil: Revelations
MGS3 (if you haven’t yet)
Fax also mentioned Mario Kart 7.
Don’t forget e-shop.
Maybe they evolved the design so the middle extends up, you slide the sandwich in, and then it presses it down and heats it up to delicious panini.
After all, from what people have been saying the redesigned DualShock4 controller is as good as that one time.
Talk about the original Kinect reminded me of a recent discovery, since I’m slowly unpacking my crap.
The Xbox 360 (at least the pre-slim models) did not have auto-sensing\switching or voltage tolerant power supplies, yet the Kinect power adapter is 110-240VAC 50/60hz.
I guess you missed the discussion where the PS4 is going to be voiced by Mr. Feeny.
ECKSBAWKS, GO BACK
People were putting UNIX and Sony took them to court and locked any box with UNIX on it.
Also, you might not remember the console wars being heated, but they’ve been heated for generations. You might not remember it being as badly, because there wasn’t a resource for near instant communication in the earlier days.
Seemed relevant after the Knight Rider reference.
It would be an automatic eighth generation victory.
At least in my books.
The lighting needs to move from side to side, make some sound effects, and have the voice of Mr. Feeny.
To cover a few things: HBC isn’t the problem, it’s certain homebrew apps you can install with HBC as well as other modifications that allow you to perform illicit activities.
Installing HBC is very simple to do and there’s quite a few homebrew games out there. I can say there’s pros and cons about what you’re thinking about doing, but we can’t discuss the details or how to do it here as it goes against our community guidelines.
My TLoU shipped today. I’ll see it in a fortnight probably. :(
You didn’t remove your comment, though. Tsk tsk tsk.
I’m on my 4th 360.
I’ve only gone through two. My first launch 360 RROD’ed and it was then repaired long after I picked up a replacement.
My Arc mouse died after two months.
Then why didn’t you warranty.
Microsoft refused to release a software update for the original Xbox Wireless Adapter, meaning it was stuck with WEP only, because MS wanted everyone to buy the 360 version for $99.99. (the Xbox one was a rebadged unit with custom firmware, and the non MS units received WPA support)
Clearly this is the reason they didn’t release a firmware update with WPA support. Not that the original unit is actually manufactured by D-Link and not Microsoft. Also, you make it sound like it’s not even possible to custom flash the firmware and fix the problem.
Having disdain for a brand when they fail you is fine, however be logical about it and if you’re going to make claims, either back them up or be ready to be called out on them.
Aside from combat, yeah, there’s not really too much depth in TERA. You’ve got the PvE storyline, which isn’t spectacular and the regular quests don’t really evolve past go here talk to npc, collect x things, or kill y enemies.
PvP is either 3v3 arena or a battleground type setting which is akin to Arathi Basin, if you’re done WoW. I guess next month, they’re adding another battleground in which it’s a 20v20 where each side has a castle they need to defend. I remember reading something about using airships as well. The downside of PvP is you can only do it when you hit level 60 (exception will be this new battleground apparently).
There’s raid content, but it’s not spectacularly complex compared to some of the stuff say WoW had and as it stands my Priest is nearly fully equipped in the second best set of PvE armour in the game (although not fully enchanted). I think once I finish the set, I’ll probably call the game completed.
I stuck with it, because a couple of friends were playing it, but right now they’re caught up in life obligations, so I might put TERA aside and go back to TSW and other stuff.
If you ever do get bored to give TERA another go, let me know. As I told Prinny, I can pretty much knock out all your instance quests up to around level 50ish.
Yeah, TERA’s quests are terable. HUEHUEHUE.
With FFXIV, apparently you just need to end the world to get that diamond-like beauty. Hopefully when it hits, it becomes viable, rather than that crash and burn the first run saw.
I’ve been considering giving it a go retail, but after OG FFXIV… Maybe crafting isn’t insane like it is in FFXI and the economy doesn’t go nuts.
Neverwinter feels really… unpolished, but yeah… FFXIV is shaping up to be pretty traditional, rather than the current direction MMO’s seem to be trending towards (action-y).
You seemed to be saying Gaikai is a streaming service and what the XB1 is proposing to offer is actually cloud computing.
I understand what you’re trying to differentiate, but I find OnLive and Gaikai to be a bit more complex than simply a streaming service, as it’s more based on a thin client type architecture than just a multimedia streaming player. There is a degree of cloud computing going on with the Gaikai implementation, it’s just a different objective as compared to what the XB1 has proposed to do, which is offloading calculations and functions to a server cluster in the cloud.
To simplify (but not really, haha…): One is a mechanism for interactive content delivery (Gaikai) and the other is for offloading software\game functions to other devices in order to increase the raw theoretical compute power of the client system (XB1).
It’s no different than Netflix other than it accepts more input commands. Play, Pause and rewind is replaced by “X” “Square” “Circle” etc.
This is also erroneous. In most streaming media players, the functions you describe here exist on the client, not the server. If the controls were server side, you would not be able to pause or stop watching a video stream if your connection was interrupted. With Gaikai, the input data stream actually needs to be sent to the server, interpreted, and applied to the running software, then the response (video) is then transmitted in a separate data stream to the client. There’s a bit more involved here than a client requesting a multimedia resource and the server establishing a unidirectional stream to the client for playback.
This PD is evidence that Matt is faster than Fox.
Give me a little bit. If it’s not still up, I’ll post one up for you guys.
Yeah, I don’t plan to really pick either up at launch. It’s not a necessity and gives me time to watch their performance in the wild.
For the skeptics, MS is going to have to speak with actions, rather than words. I think they ended up doing a bit of brand damage announcing that the video game console element of their entertainment unit will be rendered worthless if a day passes without the console calling home.
More concerning to me, though, is what happens to these digital games in the ninth and tenth console generations? What if they shut down the platform? You’ll essentially lose all your games for that console.
With Steam, if you upgrade your computer to next generation parts, you can still utilise your software (for the most part, there’s quirks with some older games). What happens if you upgrade to the next iteration of Xbox?
Also: Mattrick isn’t really doing a good job at all in trying to sell the consumer their product.
As long as the handset supports tethering and isn’t locked by the carrier. Or rooted/jailbroken.
Actually, I’m thinking the implementation is going to be more akin to the SaaS service model, which is indeed a type of ‘cloud computing.’
Cloud computing is not simply a form of utility computing, as you define it here.
Let’s tackle this bit by bit. Firstly, don’t assume that just because I’ve a moderator tag that I’m not allowed to have an opinion or do not have the right to express it. Secondly, I did not insult you, but the content of your post, which is erroneous and full of logical fallacies. It’s not about not liking what you’re saying, it’s more that what your saying is based of misnomers and logical leaps with no basis.
If I wanted to insult you, you and everyone else here would know it.
Now back on topic. Did I give a time frame on when pcs would be gone from the work place? Nope. Did I say they are gone now? Nope. Did I saw they will be gone in the future? Yes I did. Do I believe that? Yes I did. I was simply pointing out when it dawned on us that it would happen eventually. Then I realized it would happen outside of the work place eventually. Did I saw all hardware would be gone? Nope.
No, you didn’t give a time frame, however that didn’t stop you from using this ideology to make a logical leap to the eighth generation being the final generation of the home gaming console. The point I made, which you seem to be neglecting, is that in the past 13 years there has not been a decline of desktop computing in the enterprise. If anything, mobile computing, stream technologies, the cloud, etc. are additional modules to the enterprise environment, rather than a complete replacement. I’m going on a tangent, however, so let’s get back to the point. 13 years has seen, if anything, an increase in workstations as networks grow larger and larger.
The seventh generation of consoles was what.. 8 years? So in another 8-12 years, when the ninth generation of consoles start to come out, are you saying desktops will be gone and the consoles will follow suit, being dummy terminals to a centralised gaming environment? If so, good joke, because I really doubt, at this point, you understand the complications in this model when deployed over the internet, nor the cost of deploying infrastructure to provide connectivity to support this sort of model.
FYI in 2003 we did have dummy terminals in our companies with no hard drives. Everything was stored on our server logical drives. The PCs were doing processing though. In 2010 our servers were running all our apps, doing all the processing, and the PC was totally a dummy terminal. Now there was still a need for PCs because we had some software that was “old style”, because company that used it was not up with the times. So, for those few programs we needed PCs to do the computing.
That’s great. Did you know the concept of a dumb terminal\thin client has existed long before 2003. You’re missing the point here as well, though. It doesn’t matter what your company has done. Thin clients have their pros and cons and as I said previously, you need to assess the use of said workstations in each work environment or required security postures of said environment. A thin client solution might work for one company, but absolutely not at all for another. It’s not a one size fits all solution and I’d expect someone that’s been in IT for years to understand that.
Furthermore, we’re ignoring an important facet here. Thin client architecture is very easy to implement inside the enterprise, where it’s easy to manipulate bandwidth and prioritise traffic. However, implementing it across the internet, via best effort transport mediums… Now you’re getting into severe problems. Couple this with the fact that gaming itself requires split second responsiveness and the viability drops significantly.
Also, the first business computers at places like IBM had no pcs, but dummy terminals.
Incorrect. It’s a mixed environment.
Now you attempts at claiming your work experience is how the rest of the world works is incorrect. Your attempts to say what I said is not true and thus is illogical are also incorrect. Now if you’re going to respond I expect it will be without any attempts to degrade me in any way shape or form.
You’re the one that initially mentioned you’ve been in IT for awhile. You’re the one that said “back in 2000 we said this.” You’re trying to say my work experience is invalid when you were initially trying to pawn off your IT experience as 100% valid. A bit hypocritical?
Now, do you really want to go blow by blow on work experience? I’ve quite literally done IT around the world, from both design and O&M perspectives. I don’t intend to sound arrogant by mentioning this, but since you’re trying to say my experiences in IT are invalid and yours are valid, I feel it needs to be brought to light.
If you want to sit here and say everything is not going digital by all means believe that. If you think everyone will always have pcs in the work place believe that too. Maybe I’ll read the first sentence of what you reply and stop and then tell you how wrong it is.
I never said things aren’t going digital. There’s a difference between going digital and going all cloud or all streaming technology. Nor did I say everyone will have PCs in the work place. I said your statement fails to assess the needs of each and every environment and is essentially akin to saying that in the future screwdrivers will be the only tool you need. Need to hammer in a nail? Use a screwdriver. Need to trim down some timber? Use a screwdriver.
To say PCs will be gone and everything is thin client is an abject lack of consideration of various business needs and technical constraints in each and every corporate\business\government entity in the world.
Do you get it now? It’s not that I don’t like what you’re saying, it’s what you’re saying is based on incorrect information, assumptions, and a complete lack of supporting evidence.
If they’re smart, they’ll have geographically separate clusters.