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2013-06-14 10:24:02 PM  

JolobinSmokin: They knew what they were getting into when they signed up.

If my military has enough time to play Xbox on a nuclear sub, we have way to big of a military.


Geez. It appears that you have seriously farked up in this thread.

You had better watch out for all these pro-military Xbox hatin' gamers out there that are about to take a serious bite out of your ass now that they got the whole Jesus loving Uncle Sams backing them up.
 
2013-06-14 10:26:31 PM  
Also,

JolobinSmokin: They knew what they were getting into when they signed up.

If my military has enough time to play Xbox on a nuclear sub, we have way to big of a military.


9/10

/But that is an early total, you could pull off a 10/10 if you keep it going by showing the kind of ongoing effort we expect out of a world class troll athlete.
 
2013-06-14 10:28:30 PM  

Mad_Radhu: remus: Every guy I ever knew that got deployed went down range with some type of gaming machine (either a lap top or a console).  They spent most of their down time playing because, what else are you going to do off duty in the sand box?

I foresee heavy sales of PS4 at BX and PX stores in the future.

I hope they are playing Madden or something else besides an FPS. Otherwise, it just seems odd to play an FPS when you are living it in real life. Seems like the equivalent of bringing a flesh light to an orgy.


Stangest day in my life is looking at some SF guys while we were playing Call of Duty and going, "Dude... didn't you guys... like... just debrief...!?"  As in, they had JUST gotten back from an operation.

Fricken hilarious.  We all play FPS's.  Halo, Call of Duty, Skyrim if we are flying solo that night.  Good times.
 
2013-06-14 10:41:01 PM  
Back when I was in the Corps we spent our downtime beating off to old Hustler magazines. Damn boots these days.
 
2013-06-14 10:46:05 PM  

skozlaw: Microsoft seems to have looked at Apple, taken an inventory of all the things they do, and said "you know what really makes their stuff sell? The 'my shiat don't stink' attitude that lets them tell their customers what they'll farking like, that's what!" and gone all in on that one hand with every product release from 2012 on.

Good luck with that, assholes. I won't be buying either next gen console, but the fact that you've managed to make Sony look like the good, sensible, consumer-friendly company in this poo-flinging festival is nothing short of absolutely amazing.

/ now, if you filthy peasants will excuse me, I have to get back to gaming on my PC


Don't forget the Apple upgrades that are barely upgrades, which Microsoft apparently copied from XBox 360 to XBone
 
2013-06-14 10:49:36 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Seems like the equivalent of bringing a flesh light to an orgy.


Yeah, if that orgy consists of iron maidens for your penis, or glass rod inserts that are then smashed when inside your penis.

Newsflash:  Getting shot at and shooting people generally isn't considered great fun.  Adrenaline and stimulating, sure, just like being in a severe car crash or in a collapsing skyscraper.

Now, with video games, you get some of that rush and no more danger than dry eyes and maybe tougher skin on your thumbs.
 
2013-06-14 10:55:38 PM  

Chief_ Danz153A: Stangest day in my life is looking at some SF guys while we were playing Call of Duty and going, "Dude... didn't you guys... like... just debrief...!?"  As in, they had JUST gotten back from an operation.


It's either that or toss candies at kids to see if they will fight each-other for them.  Or hit golf balls into the desert.
 
2013-06-14 10:56:01 PM  

JolobinSmokin: They knew what they were getting into when they signed up.

If my military has enough time to play Xbox on a nuclear sub, we have way to big of a military.


You seem to have strong opinions on things you know nothing about.
 
2013-06-14 10:56:51 PM  

Virtual Pariah: Microsoft has a huge opportunity to turn this around right now.

Just Imagine,
Big media Blitz. Red, White, and Blue background.

"In Honor of our US servicemen, at home and abroad, Microsoft is proud to announce that all X1 first party titles will be DRM free, and region unlocked."
"In addition, we are implementing a play it anywhere program."
"The X1 will not require internet connectivity to license your games, as long as you have the disc in the tray."

"in addition, All 1st run X1's will have a "Proudly Designed in USA" plate on the front, and include a US Military Avatar costume, free."

BINGO! fixed and we can all get past this mess at no real cost to anybody.


Unfortunately Microsofts entire business model for the XB1 seems to be based around DRM, I just don't see a way for them to dump it at this point.
 
2013-06-14 10:59:10 PM  
Better name: GO*-Box

*Named for the man that dreamed all this up, in 1948.
 
2013-06-14 11:02:21 PM  

ZipSplat: I don't follow this stuff too closely, is the XBone essentially just a net-top version of a gaming console - completely unable to play games unless it is connected to the internet?

If so, why the fack is that necessary?


No, it's a check-in once every 24 hours or it locks and you have to do ID verification stuff with MS customer service to get it running again, which effectively means if you unplug the thing for a day it's going to be a week before you can play.

So, yeah, if you're on deployment you're pretty much farked.  Well, not really farked, it's just don't buy an Xbone.  Invest in a nice 500$ paperweight, more exciting interactive content for less money.

//Familiar with XBox customer service turnaround for the obvious reasons.  fark those guys, frankly.
 
2013-06-14 11:03:48 PM  

JolobinSmokin: They knew what they were getting into when they signed up.

If my military has enough time to play Xbox on a nuclear sub, we have way to big of a military.


they also serve who simply stand and wait
why
because when you need them - you need them to be there

now we can argue whether theres too many
but however small or big the military is
boredom will be there
 
2013-06-14 11:06:16 PM  
lol, the hits just keep coming for microsoft.

I can't help but think they saw a lot of this coming in the product inception, but I'm guessing they figured the hard numbers showed those impacted are negligable vs the consumer base with always-on broadband?

The PR fallout is the real issue for them. That's where those assumed customers with broadband start looking at PS4 because consumers are both fickle and cautious with these types of purchases . And it really looks like they didn't plan at all to deal with what should have been an easily foretasted image problem. Complete and utter failure.

Mad_Radhu: Seems like the equivalent of bringing a flesh light to an orgy.


Should I have not done that? Was that wrong?

I was going to bring snacks and gatorade, but the store was closed :(
 
2013-06-14 11:11:43 PM  

Mad_Radhu: it just seems odd to play an FPS when you are living it in real life


Not really. An FPS is all of the good parts of soldiering with none of the bad. Just action, action, action with zero consequences.

Real soldiering is just endless drills and discipline followed by sudden and extreme bursts of frenetic activity. For every minute of firefight there's 10,000 hours of boredom. And considering how fortified a military base is, you probably have a better chance of being in a fire fight in New York City than stationed in certain bases.
 
2013-06-14 11:19:46 PM  
A world without Microsoft AND EA in the near future? Muther farking Christmas around here...
 
2013-06-14 11:28:08 PM  
Sony has this in the bag right now. Nintendo came out with their oddest controller yet, and Microsoft seems to be channeling Orwell. Even better, they've decided to be snarky about it, and are actually pulling it off.

Official PS4 Used Game Instructional Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA
 
2013-06-14 11:30:04 PM  

Lurk sober post drunk: Flappyhead: ZipSplat: I don't follow this stuff too closely, is the XBone essentially just a net-top version of a gaming console - completely unable to play games unless it is connected to the internet?

If so, why the fack is that necessary?

Draconian control over used/traded games.

Anyway, Sony should turn up the troll-o-meter to 11 and launch a campaign to sell PS4s at a discount to active servicemen/women and top it off with a video ending with "Whether you're downrange, overseas or on a nuclear sub, you deserve to play great games."

They should shoot a commercial where a truck rolls up into a MOB, guys in polos and khakis starting hauling out PS4s and hooking them up in the barracks and tents.
"Yeah, you guys can take these anywhere.  You just need power and a TV."
(off center shot of one of the polo guys answering a soldier in fatigues "No, you don't need the Internet.")
Closing shot:  group of soldiers in a dark tent, whooping and hollering.  Do it, Sony.  Do it.


It should be the most bad ass looking soldiers possible. SpecOps would do.  The game should be the complete opposite, though.  Perhaps one of those dance games.
 
2013-06-14 11:30:09 PM  

italie: A world without Microsoft AND EA in the near future? Muther farking Christmas around here...


Could not have said it any better myself.
 
2013-06-14 11:34:57 PM  
Microsoft doesn't seem the least bit surprised by the hate they're getting.  It's as though they've calculated they'll make more money by intentionally alienating customers who don't want to be sheep.
 
2013-06-14 11:39:57 PM  
i.imgur.com


At first I laughed at that picture, but the more I think about it, the more it seems to make MORE SENSE than the goddamn retarded path MS is taking on this.  How sad is it when the conspiracy whackery sounds MORE LOGICAL than your actions?
 
2013-06-14 11:40:11 PM  

Flappyhead: Unfortunately Microsoft's entire business model for the XB1 seems to be based around DRM, I just don't see a way for them to dump it at this point.


But if they back off some now, they'll get customers back because it "isn't so bad" even though it'll still be worse than having no real restrictions.  People will be so relieved they'll flock back in droves.

/just spitballing a possibility here
//they won't relent so it's irrelevant
_____________________________________________________________________ _ ___

As for the DRM to prevent installing the disk and lending the disc out to others(and conceivably of them doing the same).

This could have been done in a variety of ways, primarily back to some hybrid of cartridge/nontamperable read only USB drives/proprietary adapters etc(or an OS that will blank the USB after it verifies the copy).  Freaking things are cheap enough now.

A digital key(however you do it), for all intents and purposes.  Could be like the tiny low profile USB plugs for wireless mice[I have an incredibly tiny 32gig, cost 25bucks].  Just enough info to be a unique ID and a bunch of ports on the unit itself.
(you get a key that has to be plugged in, instead of a disk, or if you opt for disk, you need it in the dvd drive and don't need to be online(standard operating procedure now), and if you opt for tying it to gamertag, it's download only)
It's that kind of versatility they should have went for.

But that would require engineering and effort, god forbid someone innovate here, actually you know, earnthe money(and ergo, repeat customers).

There was much talk(about the 360) of taking your detachable HDD to a kiosk to buy a game and quick zip it to the HDD, and that never worked, a lot of this is an extension of that.  That never worked because they never actually tried to do anything to really implement it to a point of being useful(and again is the case here, partly lazy way out, partly used sales greed).

Someone will come along with the money and the know how and motivation, and consoles that don't adapt will die a horrible death.  I wouldn't be surprised if some other large electronics group pulls it off, like Samsung.(just as an example, don't have faith in them specifically), or if Sony jumps on the idea.

I'd maybe pay extra for something like that.  Less noise as no cd drive is going, lease prone to breakage, etc, game storage(ie cases for discs becomes irrelevant as you can't really ruin a well designed usb, just need a block with dummy plugs for less frequented Gkeys[or widgets, or some more creative name like node, crux, nexus, cypher, core, etc)

Have like 4 ports on the back for common swaps.(In the barracks it'd be CoD, Halo, Battlefield, etc, the better lan party sort of games that support multiplayer).

/the more I think about it, the more I like it
/and it's not even nostalgia for cartridges, those things blew, well, forced us to blow...
/but modern technology has eradicated any problems we had with those things
 
2013-06-14 11:44:47 PM  

OgreMagi: Lurk sober post drunk: Flappyhead: ZipSplat: I don't follow this stuff too closely, is the XBone essentially just a net-top version of a gaming console - completely unable to play games unless it is connected to the internet?

If so, why the fack is that necessary?

Draconian control over used/traded games.

Anyway, Sony should turn up the troll-o-meter to 11 and launch a campaign to sell PS4s at a discount to active servicemen/women and top it off with a video ending with "Whether you're downrange, overseas or on a nuclear sub, you deserve to play great games."

They should shoot a commercial where a truck rolls up into a MOB, guys in polos and khakis starting hauling out PS4s and hooking them up in the barracks and tents.
"Yeah, you guys can take these anywhere.  You just need power and a TV."
(off center shot of one of the polo guys answering a soldier in fatigues "No, you don't need the Internet.")
Closing shot:  group of soldiers in a dark tent, whooping and hollering.  Do it, Sony.  Do it.

It should be the most bad ass looking soldiers possible. SpecOps would do.  The game should be the complete opposite, though.  Perhaps one of those dance games.


I was thinking more of your average servicemen, and at the end they're all playing a football game.  Scene fades on an obvious touchdown, some guys for, others against, but all having fun.  America.  Boom.  But, I've never worked in marketing or PR.
 
2013-06-14 11:50:09 PM  
Never thought I'd go back to Playstation....but it's looking more likely every day.
 
2013-06-14 11:51:52 PM  

ferretman: Never thought I'd go back to Playstation....but it's looking more likely every day.


Same here.
 
2013-06-14 11:57:37 PM  

italie: A world without Microsoft AND EA in the near future? Muther farking Christmas around here...


Christmas?!?

It would be the dawn of a new age.
We might have to change how we record time.

Instead of 2014 A.D. (anno domini), it will change to 1 A.D. (after dickholes)
 
2013-06-15 12:07:01 AM  

ferretman: Never thought I'd go back to Playstation....but it's looking more likely every day.


Had a PS1, bought a PS2, but once XBOX came out I was loyal.  Loved the 360.  Now planning on going full PC.
 
2013-06-15 12:22:18 AM  

skozlaw: Microsoft seems to have looked at Apple, taken an inventory of all the things they do, and said "you know what really makes their stuff sell? The 'my shiat don't stink' attitude that lets them tell their customers what they'll farking like, that's what!" and gone all in on that one hand with every product release from 2012 on.

Good luck with that, assholes. I won't be buying either next gen console, but the fact that you've managed to make Sony look like the good, sensible, consumer-friendly company in this poo-flinging festival is nothing short of absolutely amazing.


This. The good thing about Microsoft over the past fifteen years or so is their laid back attitude to what you do with their stuff once you have bought it. Want to upgrade your hard drive on your PC? Sure. Want to upgrade your motherboard? Go ahead. Build your own PC from scratch? Install any software you want? Plug in any accessory, sound card, video card, USB device etc? Go for it. That was always where MS scored over Apple.

Now they're blowing it, with gaming anyway. And Metro Apps "that you can only get through our app store" creeping into their PCs shows they are at least starting down that route with desktops.
 
2013-06-15 12:23:40 AM  
I think people are just scared to play me.  Absolutely hilarious how scared you all are.  Looking forward to playing Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox Live, where the FPS gods do their thing.
 
2013-06-15 12:27:56 AM  
FTA:
"Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360..."

MS has gone full retard.
 
2013-06-15 12:29:18 AM  
and by "the entire military", we mean "the entire military not currently residing in the US".
 
2013-06-15 12:32:02 AM  

ScreamingHangover: Sandwyrm: Flappyhead: Anyway, Sony should turn up the troll-o-meter to 11 and launch a campaign to sell PS4s at a discount to active servicemen/women and top it off with a video ending with "Whether you're downrange, overseas or on a nuclear sub, you deserve to play great games."

If they seriously do that, they would win me over, and I'd stop skipping over Sony equipment when looking to buy consumer electronics.

give them a minute... they've already started


Love it. And that's from someone who has always criticised Sony for all their DRM, weird formats (Memory Stick, Mini Disc, Elcaset, Atrac etc )
 
2013-06-15 12:34:26 AM  

stonelotus: and by "the entire military", we mean "the entire military not currently residing in the US".


I can imagine lots of military units on the US not having broadband access everywhere people might want to relax and get some downtime, or want a device that has an always on microphone connected to who knows what. Not to mention the issue with sharing and swapping games.
 
2013-06-15 12:40:08 AM  

stonelotus: and by "the entire military", we mean "the entire military not currently residing in the US".


Yeah, because if there's one culture of people who don't band together beyond their individual interest, it's the military.
 
2013-06-15 12:46:12 AM  

Jim_Callahan: ZipSplat: I don't follow this stuff too closely, is the XBone essentially just a net-top version of a gaming console - completely unable to play games unless it is connected to the internet?

If so, why the fack is that necessary?

No, it's a check-in once every 24 hours or it locks and you have to do ID verification stuff with MS customer service to get it running again, which effectively means if you unplug the thing for a day it's going to be a week before you can play.

So, yeah, if you're on deployment you're pretty much farked.  Well, not really farked, it's just don't buy an Xbone.  Invest in a nice 500$ paperweight, more exciting interactive content for less money.

//Familiar with XBox customer service turnaround for the obvious reasons.  fark those guys, frankly.


...Jesus. That's even worse than my most recent understanding of things.

Perhaps, when they refresh the system six months after street date because the failpile's reaches the ISS's current orbiting altitude and remove all of that bullshiat, I might...MIGHT...consider looking at one again.
 
2013-06-15 12:47:04 AM  

Virtual Pariah: Microsoft has a huge opportunity to turn this around right now.

Just Imagine,
Big media Blitz. Red, White, and Blue background.

"In Honor of our US servicemen, at home and abroad, Microsoft is proud to announce that all X1 first party titles will be DRM free, and region unlocked."
"In addition, we are implementing a play it anywhere program."
"The X1 will not require internet connectivity to license your games, as long as you have the disc in the tray."

"in addition, All 1st run X1's will have a "Proudly Designed in USA" plate on the front, and include a US Military Avatar costume, free."

BINGO! fixed and we can all get past this mess at no real cost to anybody.


Maybe I'm just jaded, but anytime I see that phrase I immediately think "But built in China"...Kinda off-putting. Better to just put the backward, colorshifted US flag we are using for the military nowadays.

/plus, it would also give NWO freaks an aneurysm.
 
2013-06-15 12:49:36 AM  

ferretman: Never thought I'd go back to Playstation....but it's looking more likely every day.


You sound poor.

/just kidding, me too.
 
2013-06-15 12:50:58 AM  

Clutch2013: Jim_Callahan: ZipSplat: I don't follow this stuff too closely, is the XBone essentially just a net-top version of a gaming console - completely unable to play games unless it is connected to the internet?

If so, why the fack is that necessary?

No, it's a check-in once every 24 hours or it locks and you have to do ID verification stuff with MS customer service to get it running again, which effectively means if you unplug the thing for a day it's going to be a week before you can play.

So, yeah, if you're on deployment you're pretty much farked.  Well, not really farked, it's just don't buy an Xbone.  Invest in a nice 500$ paperweight, more exciting interactive content for less money.

//Familiar with XBox customer service turnaround for the obvious reasons.  fark those guys, frankly.

...Jesus. That's even worse than my most recent understanding of things.

Perhaps, when they refresh the system six months after street date because the failpile's reaches the ISS's current orbiting altitude and remove all of that bullshiat, I might...MIGHT...consider looking at one again.


Proofreading is a valuable skill, folks.

/goes and sits in the corner
 
2013-06-15 12:51:13 AM  

Flint Ironstag: skozlaw: Microsoft seems to have looked at Apple, taken an inventory of all the things they do, and said "you know what really makes their stuff sell? The 'my shiat don't stink' attitude that lets them tell their customers what they'll farking like, that's what!" and gone all in on that one hand with every product release from 2012 on.

Good luck with that, assholes. I won't be buying either next gen console, but the fact that you've managed to make Sony look like the good, sensible, consumer-friendly company in this poo-flinging festival is nothing short of absolutely amazing.

This. The good thing about Microsoft over the past fifteen years or so is their laid back attitude to what you do with their stuff once you have bought it. Want to upgrade your hard drive on your PC? Sure. Want to upgrade your motherboard? Go ahead. Build your own PC from scratch? Install any software you want? Plug in any accessory, sound card, video card, USB device etc? Go for it. That was always where MS scored over Apple.

Now they're blowing it, with gaming anyway. And Metro Apps "that you can only get through our app store" creeping into their PCs shows they are at least starting down that route with desktops.


MS doesn't build PCs.
 
2013-06-15 12:53:00 AM  

xellas84: [i.imgur.com image 551x549]


At first I laughed at that picture, but the more I think about it, the more it seems to make MORE SENSE than the goddamn retarded path MS is taking on this.  How sad is it when the conspiracy whackery sounds MORE LOGICAL than your actions?


That... Would be something...
 
2013-06-15 12:58:13 AM  

sethen320: Flint Ironstag: skozlaw: Microsoft seems to have looked at Apple, taken an inventory of all the things they do, and said "you know what really makes their stuff sell? The 'my shiat don't stink' attitude that lets them tell their customers what they'll farking like, that's what!" and gone all in on that one hand with every product release from 2012 on.

Good luck with that, assholes. I won't be buying either next gen console, but the fact that you've managed to make Sony look like the good, sensible, consumer-friendly company in this poo-flinging festival is nothing short of absolutely amazing.

This. The good thing about Microsoft over the past fifteen years or so is their laid back attitude to what you do with their stuff once you have bought it. Want to upgrade your hard drive on your PC? Sure. Want to upgrade your motherboard? Go ahead. Build your own PC from scratch? Install any software you want? Plug in any accessory, sound card, video card, USB device etc? Go for it. That was always where MS scored over Apple.

Now they're blowing it, with gaming anyway. And Metro Apps "that you can only get through our app store" creeping into their PCs shows they are at least starting down that route with desktops.

MS doesn't build PCs.


That's the point. They sell you a copy of Windows and then more or less let you do whatever you want with it. As an example of how they are starting to change is the restriction of apps for Metro. You can get them from their app store only. They don't make the hardware but they still restrict what software you can install on it.

You can still install whatever Desktop software you want. For now....
 
2013-06-15 12:59:49 AM  
This guy has it all figured out.
 
2013-06-15 01:01:49 AM  

Flint Ironstag: sethen320: Flint Ironstag: skozlaw: Microsoft seems to have looked at Apple, taken an inventory of all the things they do, and said "you know what really makes their stuff sell? The 'my shiat don't stink' attitude that lets them tell their customers what they'll farking like, that's what!" and gone all in on that one hand with every product release from 2012 on.

Good luck with that, assholes. I won't be buying either next gen console, but the fact that you've managed to make Sony look like the good, sensible, consumer-friendly company in this poo-flinging festival is nothing short of absolutely amazing.

This. The good thing about Microsoft over the past fifteen years or so is their laid back attitude to what you do with their stuff once you have bought it. Want to upgrade your hard drive on your PC? Sure. Want to upgrade your motherboard? Go ahead. Build your own PC from scratch? Install any software you want? Plug in any accessory, sound card, video card, USB device etc? Go for it. That was always where MS scored over Apple.

Now they're blowing it, with gaming anyway. And Metro Apps "that you can only get through our app store" creeping into their PCs shows they are at least starting down that route with desktops.

MS doesn't build PCs.

That's the point. They sell you a copy of Windows and then more or less let you do whatever you want with it. As an example of how they are starting to change is the restriction of apps for Metro. You can get them from their app store only. They don't make the hardware but they still restrict what software you can install on it.

You can still install whatever Desktop software you want. For now....


Yeah, that wasn't the point.  I like where you were going, but just admit that you don't have a great grasp on how computers work and don't cover.  It looks bad.
 
2013-06-15 01:06:42 AM  

sethen320: FTA:
"Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360..."

MS has gone full retard Balmer.


FIFY
 
2013-06-15 01:13:43 AM  

Surool: sethen320: FTA:
"Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360..."

MS has gone full retard Balmer.

FIFY


True.
 
2013-06-15 01:14:04 AM  
The U.S. has around 1.5 million active duty military personnel.
 
2013-06-15 01:29:42 AM  

Mike_LowELL: stonelotus: and by "the entire military", we mean "the entire military not currently residing in the US".

Yeah, because if there's one culture of people who don't band together beyond their individual interest, it's the military.


This.

But also, internet coverage on a US base can be spotty or non-existant as well, especially in dormitories where a large amount of people that have internet use it extensively.[ie a lot of concentrated activity can bottleneck]

Another addendum(about dorm life, some applies to colleges and other similar places like kids hospitals and rec centers as mentioned upthread):  There are a lot of console lan parties in dorms(24 hours + with no actual internet).  It's where I got started on console gaming.  Some great weekends spent in the day room with a few carted in TV's(plus the bigscreen) and 8-16 people shooting the shiat out of each other.  Not much gaming during the week unless I had a case of Newgame-itis for an rpg(ala fallout-elder scrolls).  I had internet in my room but didn't have the consoles hooked up, very few of us did.

Would also go weeks without ever doing anything in my room but checking email(and porn, obviously).  15 hour days 7 days a week will do that to you(work, eat, jerk it[if you still had enough energy/often didn't], sleep, shower[if there's time], work).  But if there was a break in there, a day off, or a week of normalcy, I'd want my system to be available on demand.   With the whole "miss a call-in get shut down for a week" I've been hearing about, that'd be terrible.  Wouldn't want to spend half of a very precious off day on the phone with MS customer service in India or whatever you have to do to get around that.
 
2013-06-15 01:35:30 AM  

Mike_LowELL: I think people are just scared to play me.  Absolutely hilarious how scared you all are.  Looking forward to playing Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox Live, where the FPS gods do their thing.


COD?  Really?  That's for kids.  I've never ran across anyone older than 13 on COD.  Come at me on BF4 this fall where the real FPS men are.
 
2013-06-15 01:36:09 AM  
In all honesty, I don't give a damn that people in the military can't play a f*cking video game system.

I give a damn that this is going to become the new normal in electronic media, I suspect.
 
2013-06-15 01:37:21 AM  

sethen320: This guy has it all figured out.


I made it 1min 16seconds.

That's gotta be some kinda record.
 
2013-06-15 01:39:41 AM  

MurphyMurphy: sethen320: This guy has it all figured out.

I made it 1min 16seconds.

That's gotta be some kinda record.


Yeah, I didn't get that far.
 
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