Married, Dad of 3, been playing games for 26 years (since I was 6)
Well Infinity Ward don’t have final hardware, this could be an IW / Activision issue, which is unlikely because if the franchise size, so it sounds like production issue.
My guess is that the models we have seen so far are prototypes almost hand built I can’t imagine we’re talking assembly line yet, so production by hand most be behind the required curve…
Also of worry is the statement “Obviously we are in crazy early development” I was under the impression that with the 2 year switch in studios they had a say 15 months development 5 months test 2 months polish 2 months production type schedule, what is it we saw at E3.
We’re getting deep here, playing entirely with unknowns.
That could be possible to do what you suggest it depends on order of functions if I was MS and my goal is to stop people using my console without authentication (after which I can use known software to check licences), I would make communication from the authentication chip one way with its own clock…
Day one switch console on, chip provides power to check Internet connection if not it provides power to inform user Internet connection is required…
Internet connection established (directly to the chip) chip requests authentication code from MS, receives checks starts clock and provides full power.
Clock gets to 24 hours, chip rechecks Internet link and request new authentication code, Internet connected, code received nothing changes.
Authentication either not received or doesn’t match required formula, chip disables power to all but display of information of status, similar if Internet connection not found.
With this setup a chip communicates with MS through the net and sends out instructions, but no communication from the rest of the system comes back to it.
Bypass the chip and there’s nothing to distribute the power, basically cutting the power cord.
Again I DO NOT know this is the setup but having it software based makes it easy for MS to bypass and anything MS can bypass other people can…
You’re right it’s a serious issue, I just didn’t get what direction you were driving at?
Sorry… What about PIGI then… Or HIGI or SBIGI
When the balance across the industry both behind and in front of the game is 50 /50 I’ll join your complain for MIGI
Oh you didn’t go there, it’s been 7 years and you still not got it out your system… Don’t worry every single time my wife says “I need a wee” I want to reply “We already have one its the IPhone charger next to the TV”….
It’s old Mickey :-) not the overly bright clubhouse Mickey :-)
Polygon you should have a recommend for whole articles because I would recommend this :-)
?? All people who buy Apple. Buy Starbucks ?? I’m not disagree I’m just asking, maybe you know of a discount scheme at Starbucks if you own an iPhone because I would like to get on that…
So you worked on this game?
Not everything has to be linked to coded software, neither of us know (or maybe you do, Bill is that you?) what the architecture inside the XOne is like, but authentication can be hardwired with a whole separate chip governing what gets power based on a receiving a logarithm based on a known calculation. Hardwired authentication like that would be tricky for both jail breaking and Microsoft to get round.
Equally it could be software based, easy as you said for Microsoft to switch off but also easy to code around for pirating.
Hardwiring means that once authentication stops reaching the ‘chip’ no amount of updates is going to convince it to provide power to the rest of the machine.
Will this work in current IOS devices it only these coming in the future!
The controls plus battery (spent most of time curled up on the floor next to the plug) made that console and me have a love /hate relationship. Having it unplugged and seeing that battery light come on, you know that no running for the plug was going to save it and all games made you start from the beginning…
The best controller would a giant ‘Cavity Sam’ (from operation) to stick your hands in…
I played the Mega Drive (your Genises) version but it was a friends so I didn’t have the time I would have liked to master it.
The version I played the most was the Game Gear version, but the controls were so unresponsive it made the game almost impossible, but I did get to see the final boss a few times…
No one has yet asked the fundamental question of “Will this work on my Apple II?”
Oh in addition did you ever have the skill and patients to complete the original?
I understand exactly where you’re coming from, but a straight 2D /2.5D HD remake of the original would have slated for lack of effort and been overlooked by the younger generation.
I always try with these to remember the original has not changed it still exists and this will give s new generation a glimpse of the original we loved.
I don’t know if I’ll get around to this game, but if they throw the original in as a bonus, I’ll make the effort…
Yeah that’s what Surgeon Simulator needs, full immersion ;-)
Glad you’re so sure, time will tell…
Will Oculus Rift be the game changer that the defines future of gaming, like the Wii did.
Now before you get the pitchforks out let me explain, Wii brought with it workable motion gaming, which lead to the Kinect and Move, leading to the Kinect being the focus of XOne.
The OR probably wont sell what the Wii did, but could it gain enough popularity for MS, Sony and even Nintendo to develop their own modified versions / enhancements of, in 10 years time will this be the type of thing Sony bring to E3 for the PS5?
The PlayStation (1) had some (Neo) classic Square Soft rpg’s it is a shame the focus is more often than not just FF…
The year was 1994 the console ‘Mega Drive’ (Geneses) the game Micro Machines: Turbo Tournament’ the girl Karen, we were both 13 and I could run rings around her on this game, but that upset her and no-one wants an upset girlfriend especially at 13 when having a girlfriend was more important than even games, so I let her win, just… I would make it look good, let her pass me on the final corner, hit of a pea halfway through the final lap, mis time a jump etc….
Not a bad idea… but a real overall of how games are shown in the app store and what bubbles to the top is needed, as success is still very much dependant on luck and reputation than overall quality…