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(Army Times)   "Microsoft has single handedly alienated the entire military. And not just the U.S. military - the militaries of the entire world," says naval aviator Jay Johnson   (armytimes.com) divider line 175
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2013-06-15 01:41:30 AM

remus: 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.


Not arguing with you here, but...were you playing COD when you never ran across anyone older than 13 on COD?
 
2013-06-15 01:43:59 AM

Flint Ironstag: 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.


Lots of military locations have very strict rules about recording devices (especially cameras and microphones), so the mandatory Kinect is right out.
 
2013-06-15 01:44:52 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.


Come over to PC land, buddy. We'll show you what it's like to be among the Gods.
 
2013-06-15 01:52:07 AM

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.


You think combat is a firefight, but what it usually is is walking or driving along and suddenly something explodes- maybe you. And 99 times out of a hundred there isn't a single thing you can realistically do about it, there's no way to know who's responsible. Once the wounded or killed are taken care of, you carry on with the mission, which is usually to explore the same goddamn third world shiathole neighborhood every day for no obvious reason while patriots and religious fanatics try to kill you. For maybe 15 months straight, maybe 12 or 14 hours a day, maybe 3 days off a month if you're lucky. And kill is the key word; they are not trying to fight. It would be a goddamn relief if they would meet us face to face, but that would be folly on their part, and they know it. They put bombs in the roads and we get informers to rat them out and raid their homes in the dead of night. They almost never resist, and you as a grunt don't usually even know why you're arresting them. The whole thing is so passive aggressive. The worst of it is the lack of agency, though, at least for me. You look for the IEDs, of course, but it becomes clear pretty quickly that you probably won't see it in time. It's all just luck of the draw, and on top of that the men leading you are quite likely to be mealymouthed sycophants or outright lunatics. I spent a year patrolling the town of Abu Ghraib, starting about 2 months after the prison scandal broke, and later on 15 months in the Triangle of Death, and I fired my weapon in anger twice. I was an infantryman. Combat isn't what these games make it out to be, not anymore. Taking a FPS to a war zone is really more like taking a fleshlight to the seventh circle of hell.
 
2013-06-15 01:54:23 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....


That was the point back in the days before your copy of Windows had to be activated.

Since Windows XP, if you change too many components in your PC it automatically deactivates itself.

In contrast, Mac OS has no activation and not even so much as a license key that you have to type in during the install.
 
2013-06-15 01:56:32 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-15 02:03:45 AM

Someothermonkey: [i.imgur.com image 572x289]


Hey, asshole, I was going to post this.

/every time i read the responses on that account I want to think it is parody
 
2013-06-15 02:05:20 AM
This is how it will probably play out

Day 1. users hack Xbox One
Day 2. MS gets rid of online requirements.
Day 3. millions of hacked Xbox ones are bricks.
 
2013-06-15 02:10:30 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: [i.imgur.com image 572x289]

Hey, asshole, I was going to post this.

/every time i read the responses on that account I want to think it is parody


If I was Microsoft CEO, the entirety of the XBox division would be nuked from orbit after this week.
 
2013-06-15 02:12:42 AM

Clutch2013: ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: [i.imgur.com image 572x289]

Hey, asshole, I was going to post this.

/every time i read the responses on that account I want to think it is parody

If I was Microsoft CEO, the entirety of the XBox division would be nuked from orbit after this week.


He spends most of his time in 2009 collecting trends to use for Microsoft
 
2013-06-15 02:15:52 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: [i.imgur.com image 572x289]

Hey, asshole, I was going to post this.

/every time i read the responses on that account I want to think it is parody


Oh, but it gets better

Dutch user â€WingsOfFury’ had uploaded 9 GB of content, and suddenly found his Windows Live account suspended, meaning he lost access to his Hotmail, Xbox Live, could not purchase apps and could of course not upload anything to SkyDrive.

After contact with Microsoft support he found out that his account was blocked because there was a  folder on his SkyDrive that contained content which was not allowed by the code of conduct of Microsoft SkyDrive. The folder was a private folder, not shared to anyone else.


Break a rule on any microsoft product? Lose access to everything.

Welcome to the future.
 
2013-06-15 02:19:07 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.


Just because it's painful to watch the bites, like when you see somen one else get kicked in the nuts....


Guy's, this guy is a renown and obvious troll(if you've been around long enough).

nekulor: Come over to PC land, buddy. We'll show you what it's like to be among the Gods.


But since you went there...(and i want something lighthearted to talk about)

FPS on a PC is easymode.  Point and click.  My 8 year old niece can do that.  That's what PC fanatics say the most, "the mouse is superior"....because it is easier to be precise with it.  You can headshoot all day long with your sniper, so can 12 year olds on a PC, it's not that difficult.

Now, a universal xbox controller, that allows intelligence and strategy to shine through because it is more difficult to headshot(minus CoD's broke-dick quick scope mechanic), and allows more for skill, in that it's standardized.

Jock-ularity aside:
That's what I always thought was entertaining.  PC people think they're superior, yet often get trounced with the more difficult analog stick and level playing field, and never really understand why.

Here's a newsflash.  None of these games require a specific skill.  A person who ranks in the top 90% on console will also do so on PC(sure the odd guy out can't adapt to the different controls, but given time, most can, what you gain with the mouse, you lose on the uncomfortable keyboard).

The difference with most PC games(and exclusive pc gamers), is that you just don't get the vastly varying amount of competition(because, across all games,  you tend to play on a specific few servers with the same people, if not exclusively on your own) as where on a console you can play for weeks and never see the same people twice(unless it's a low population game).  You(collectively, nothing personal here) never really learn to adapt on the fly to the sheer amount of strategic variation that appears in console versions of a game.  You don't deal well with the unexpected, when on console, that's about half of the time.

(compare it to being able to kick the computers ass on the hardest difficulty on Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat, but getting pwned by a 9 year old random-button masher)

Sure you get your runs that the "good" guys fall into, everyone establishes a pattern, but to do well you really need to have the best adaptability on top of aim ability.(unless you're in a specific situation, poor map design complemented by quick kill weapons, ie Hard campers  WILL get kills and perform decently with a shotgun aimed in a doorway the whole game, or a sniper watching a single alley with his back to a wall so you can't sneak on him).

If you're a gamer, you can play all formats. If you're really good on one and not the other, you're probably not as much hot shiat as you want to think.
Just sayin'
 
2013-06-15 02:21:48 AM

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.


So, no down time whatsoever for 6 months while underwater?
 
2013-06-15 02:22:28 AM

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 just load up a C5-A and air drop those things all over Afghanistan.

I'm usually pretty skeptical when it comes to Microsoft (or any technology company) hate, but this is just farkin' dumb.
 
2013-06-15 02:24:41 AM

sethen320: remus: 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.

Not arguing with you here, but...were you playing COD when you never ran across anyone older than 13 on COD?


I've only tried it a few times and yes, it seemed like all kids.  I've seen them in BF3 too, but I've also ran into quite  a lot of older guys too.  BF3 is just a better game top to bottom.  BF4 looks to be interesting, I've already pre ordered it on Xbox 360.  Not sure now if I'll get a PS4 and a copy of BF4 for that too.
 
2013-06-15 02:31:38 AM

fst_creeper: Dingleberry Dickwad: During downtime most people read in their rack, watched movies on those small personal DVD players, or played games on their laptop or console.

Back in my day it was read a book (on average 5-7 per 50 soldiers), play bones, talk about getting laid, dream about getting laid, play spades, or count the minutes to the next chow run.


We played spades.  Holy shiat did we play a lot of spades.  We played spades so much that no one will play spades with me today because I always win and I talk a lot of shiat when I do it.
 
2013-06-15 02:33:21 AM

omeganuepsilon: 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.

Just because it's painful to watch the bites, like when you see somen one else get kicked in the nuts....


Guy's, this guy is a renown and obvious troll(if you've been around long enough).

nekulor: Come over to PC land, buddy. We'll show you what it's like to be among the Gods.

But since you went there...(and i want something lighthearted to talk about)

FPS on a PC is easymode.  Point and click.  My 8 year old niece can do that.  That's what PC fanatics say the most, "the mouse is superior"....because it is easier to be precise with it.  You can headshoot all day long with your sniper, so can 12 year olds on a PC, it's not that difficult.

Now, a universal xbox controller, that allows intelligence and strategy to shine through because it is more difficult to headshot(minus CoD's broke-dick quick scope mechanic), and allows more for skill, in that it's standardized.

Jock-ularity aside:
That's what I always thought was entertaining.  PC people think they're superior, yet often get trounced with the more difficult analog stick and level playing field, and never really understand why.

Here's a newsflash.  None of these games require a specific skill.  A person who ranks in the top 90% on console will also do so on PC(sure the odd guy out can't adapt to the different controls, but given time, most can, what you gain with the mouse, you lose on the uncomfortable keyboard).

The difference with most PC games(and exclusive pc gamers), is that you just don't get the vastly varying amount of competition(because, across all games,  you tend to play on a specific few servers with the same people, if not exclusively on your own) as where on a console you can play for weeks and never see the same people twice(unless it's a low population game).  You(collectively, nothing perso ...


Just chiming in to say you're not a jock
 
2013-06-15 02:34:21 AM

Someothermonkey: ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: [i.imgur.com image 572x289]

Hey, asshole, I was going to post this.

/every time i read the responses on that account I want to think it is parody

Oh, but it gets better

Dutch user â€WingsOfFury’ had uploaded 9 GB of content, and suddenly found his Windows Live account suspended, meaning he lost access to his Hotmail, Xbox Live, could not purchase apps and could of course not upload anything to SkyDrive.

After contact with Microsoft support he found out that his account was blocked because there was a  folder on his SkyDrive that contained content which was not allowed by the code of conduct of Microsoft SkyDrive. The folder was a private folder, not shared to anyone else.

Break a rule on any microsoft product? Lose access to everything.

Welcome to the future.


You're being really unfair. He is more than welcome to create new accounts and re-buy all his purchases as long as he toes the line.
 
2013-06-15 02:43:25 AM

remus: sethen320: remus: 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.

Not arguing with you here, but...were you playing COD when you never ran across anyone older than 13 on COD?

I've only tried it a few times and yes, it seemed like all kids.  I've seen them in BF3 too, but I've also ran into quite  a lot of older guys too.  BF3 is just a better game top to bottom.  BF4 looks to be interesting, I've already pre ordered it on Xbox 360.  Not sure now if I'll get a PS4 and a copy of BF4 for that too.


Battlefield isn't much better. Not anymore, anyway. It's actually a little depressing, seeing just how far in the gutter it's sunk to ever since 3 released.

Between the Suppression mechanic (a busted answer to a question no one asked), the attachment unlocks for every individual weapon, the poor map design, Frostbite 2, AND the inane assignments to unlock weapons ("Get 50 roadkills with the EOD bot on an enemy at Flag E while you are at Flag A"), and not taking into account the usual stupidity and douchiness associated with these types of games nowadays, BF3 is the exact opposite of Bad Company 2. Where that game was fun, BF3 is just a chore. And 4 looks like it'll be the same shiat sandwich, but with a new paint job.
 
2013-06-15 02:46:17 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.


Sorry, all the FPS Gods are on PCs. That's why they don't let PCs and consoles play together: because we'd smoke your ass and you'd ragequit.
 
2013-06-15 02:56:51 AM
With the military excluded, maybe they will finally release a authentic Modern Warfare so we can experience what the troops are doing.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5tRNs2X5Q4
 
2013-06-15 02:57:46 AM

BullBearMS: 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....

That was the point back in the days before your copy of Windows had to be activated.

Since Windows XP, if you change too many components in your PC it automatically deactivates itself.

In contrast, Mac OS has no activation and not even so much as a license key that you have to type in during the install.


I use XP and changed RAM, video cards, sound cards, mobo and CPU several times without any problem. I also changed hard drives several times but that needed a fresh install of course.

Apple don't require any protection against bootleg copies of their OS since you need one of their computers to instal it on. However they do lock down all software on their phones requiring you to get everything from their app store, a tactic MS have now copied with their Metro apps.
 
2013-06-15 03:04:40 AM

sethen320: 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.


Oh no, someone has criticised me on the internet. How will I ever recover...

That is the exact point. MS used to sellyou a copy of Windows and then not care or mind what you did with it. Now they are copying Apple by having an os that (as far as Metro is concerned) you can only get software from their app store.
 
2013-06-15 03:08:02 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: [i.imgur.com image 572x289]

Hey, asshole, I was going to post this.

/every time i read the responses on that account I want to think it is parody

Oh, but it gets better

Dutch user â€WingsOfFury’ had uploaded 9 GB of content, and suddenly found his Windows Live account suspended, meaning he lost access to his Hotmail, Xbox Live, could not purchase apps and could of course not upload anything to SkyDrive.

After contact with Microsoft support he found out that his account was blocked because there was a  folder on his SkyDrive that contained content which was not allowed by the code of conduct of Microsoft SkyDrive. The folder was a private folder, not shared to anyone else.

Break a rule on any microsoft product? Lose access to everything.

Welcome to the future.

You're being really unfair. He is more than welcome to create new accounts and re-buy all his purchases as long as he toes the line.


Hopefully consumers are smart enough to send Microsoft a message.
 
2013-06-15 03:18:49 AM

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


So what you are saying is that the fine folks operating a NUCLEAR sub should have ZERO downtime? That should end well.
 
2013-06-15 03:24:19 AM

Theory Of Null: This is how it will probably play out

Day 1. users hack Xbox One
Day 2. MS gets rid of online requirements.
Day 3. millions of hacked Xbox ones are bricks.


Let's face it, judging by M$ history, number 3 is gonna happen no matter what 1 and 2 are.
 
2013-06-15 03:46:34 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: [i.imgur.com image 572x289]

Hey, asshole, I was going to post this.

/every time i read the responses on that account I want to think it is parody

Oh, but it gets better

Dutch user â€WingsOfFury’ had uploaded 9 GB of content, and suddenly found his Windows Live account suspended, meaning he lost access to his Hotmail, Xbox Live, could not purchase apps and could of course not upload anything to SkyDrive.

After contact with Microsoft support he found out that his account was blocked because there was a  folder on his SkyDrive that contained content which was not allowed by the code of conduct of Microsoft SkyDrive. The folder was a private folder, not shared to anyone else.

Break a rule on any microsoft product? Lose access to everything.

Welcome to the future.

You're being really unfair. He is more than welcome to create new accounts and re-buy all his purchases as long as he toes the line.


When MS couldn't bill me for Xbox Live Gold because the card on there was one I reported lost ( and I was unable to change the billing card on the website, because the website is a piece of shiat), they cut off my entire Live account as well, including stuff I bought on Zune.
 
2013-06-15 03:51:17 AM

ThatDarkFellow: Just chiming in to say you're not a jock


I was making light of being hyper-competitive and bragging.
I was not claiming to be a jock. it may help a bit if you look up the meaning of jocularity.
It may also help if you just don't post any more.
 
2013-06-15 04:27:39 AM

Flint Ironstag: Apple don't require any protection against bootleg copies of their OS since you need one of their computers to instal it on.


No. No you don't.
 
2013-06-15 04:31:29 AM
I'm just wondering what packets are sent and received by the Xb3 (it is the third xbox) and how much data is sent back and forth. If its a simple hash check that shouldn't be to large of a file to send back and forth for approval.

I'm thinking this might sell raspberry pi by the bundle, someone just needs to figure a way to spoof a xbox live authenticate server, plug in a raspberry pi into the Xb3's usb port for power and attach a crossover cable between the two and you're off line as long as you have power and the game doesn't require you to log in or download parts of the game (maps, weapons, characters) while you're playing it.

As for the Kinect I wonder if that will be this next gen's RRoD? If the kinect doesn't need to be working properly to play then a micro screwdriver and a ribbon cable pulled out to disable the camera, also a soldering iron to take out the microphone and no more big brother. Although like I said it may be the next RRoD, the DKoD (DisKinect of death) if the kinect fails for any reason and the xbox can't find it or recognize it plugged in.


Just ideas, I'll find out what's going on with it about 6 months to a year after a few people from Team Xecuter get their hands on it. As for myself I'm sticking with the PC, WiiU, and PS4. First gen of consoles I don't buy all available.
 
2013-06-15 04:39:24 AM

Deadite: I'm thinking this might sell raspberry pi by the bundle,


I think i mentioned a similar note in one of these threads, but I always forget about pi, so good call.

Deadite: Just ideas, I'll find out what's going on with it about 6 months to a year after a few people from Team Xecuter get their hands on it.


I predict 6 months to a year someone like them has a dongle/plug that circumvents(or spoofs i guess) the call-back.
 
2013-06-15 04:50:42 AM
Heh, I didn't consider this angle of it either and I'm betting someone at microsoft is about to get fired to not thinking about it either.  What is it with them these days any ways, Win8's abortion, surface being yet another non-starter, now this xboned catastrophe.  I haven't seen a company fall so flat on its face in a very long time.  To make Sony look like the consumer-friendly alternative...that takes special talent.
 
2013-06-15 04:51:46 AM

omeganuepsilon: I think i mentioned a similar note in one of these threads, but I always forget about pi, so good call.


I can't really keep up with the xbox threads too much lately so I've just been skimming them for paid shill outings, funny pictures, and every so often a flame war or two so I don't catch everything interesting that's said.

omeganuepsilon: I predict 6 months to a year someone like them has a dongle/plug that circumvents(or spoofs i guess) the call-back.


That's what most likely will happen, I was just giving them time to argue on who's going to pay for the console first. Be a sad sight if they just went fark it all, we're now Team PSXecuter!
 
2013-06-15 05:26:08 AM

MadSkillz: ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: ThatDarkFellow: Someothermonkey: [i.imgur.com image 572x289]

Hey, asshole, I was going to post this.

/every time i read the responses on that account I want to think it is parody

Oh, but it gets better

Dutch user â€WingsOfFury’ had uploaded 9 GB of content, and suddenly found his Windows Live account suspended, meaning he lost access to his Hotmail, Xbox Live, could not purchase apps and could of course not upload anything to SkyDrive.

After contact with Microsoft support he found out that his account was blocked because there was a  folder on his SkyDrive that contained content which was not allowed by the code of conduct of Microsoft SkyDrive. The folder was a private folder, not shared to anyone else.

Break a rule on any microsoft product? Lose access to everything.

Welcome to the future.

You're being really unfair. He is more than welcome to create new accounts and re-buy all his purchases as long as he toes the line.

When MS couldn't bill me for Xbox Live Gold because the card on there was one I reported lost ( and I was unable to change the billing card on the website, because the website is a piece of shiat), they cut off my entire Live account as well, including stuff I bought on Zune.


When my credit card expired they continued charging me, and I couldn't cancel for a long time, the website wouldn't let me and customer support kept bouncing me around.
 
2013-06-15 05:33:30 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.


See, this is why I like you. You troll in multiple directions, instead of focusing on a single topic. You cast a large net.
 
2013-06-15 05:46:01 AM
I know people will buy the XBone, I just have no idea why.
 
2013-06-15 06:03:00 AM

Mad_Radhu: 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.


As someone explained to me: On patrol You don't actually get to use the guns you're given without creating alot of paperwork.
Because of that many soldiers feel frustrated (on top of being bored and homesick), so the games provide a good outlet to vent on.

Phil Moskowitz: I know people will buy the XBone, I just have no idea why.


Because they'll forget all about this when publishers start dropping call of battle exclusives on it.
The people who make games have been making chunks of money off of DLC and DRM. Microsoft brought the process in house (not unlike the PC did).
Sony left the process up to the publishers.  If microsoft is successful at setting the precedent,  I suspect many offline Sony gamers will get an unpleasant surprise when their games come with registration codes.
It sucks all around, but the market drives the business and the market has been rewarding DRM.

/That said, there should be a way to satisfy the DRM requirement without needing to be online.
/Granted that many places the military deploys do have internet, but they could have made a phone or snail mail workaround.
/Essentially this is registering a game to a user account and letting the machine know. Scratch cards and phone calls should suffice.
 
2013-06-15 06:42:58 AM

Lurk sober post drunk: "When I read the blogs and thought about who's really the most impacted, there was a person who said, "Hey, I'm on a nuclear sub.' I don't even know what it means to be on a nuclear sub, but I've got to imagine that it's not easy to get an Internet connection. Hey, I can empathize. If I was on a sub, I'd be disappointed."

This man really needs to stop talking in public.


I'm hoping the xbox one is a failure (which it seems to be on track to be) and mattrick takes the fall for it. If there's any justice in this universe, it will happen.
 
2013-06-15 06:46:47 AM

Phil Moskowitz: I know people will buy the XBone, I just have no idea why.


I would have for Killer Instinct, but they farked that up too.
 
2013-06-15 07:10:30 AM
cdn3.mos.techradar.futurecdn.net

/problem solved
 
2013-06-15 07:30:09 AM

omeganuepsilon: FPS on a PC is easymode. Point and click. My 8 year old niece can do that. That's what PC fanatics say the most, "the mouse is superior"....because it is easier to be precise with it. You can headshoot all day long with your sniper, so can 12 year olds on a PC, it's not that difficult.

Now, a universal xbox controller, that allows intelligence and strategy to shine through because it is more difficult to headshot(minus CoD's broke-dick quick scope mechanic), and allows more for skill, in that it's standardized.

Jock-ularity aside:
That's what I always thought was entertaining. PC people think they're superior, yet often get trounced with the more difficult analog stick and level playing field, and never really understand why.


So... you still get beaten by mouse-and-keyboard users in terms of accuracy and precision, but because you voluntarily use this horribly imprecise, low-sensitivity input method it somehow makes you better than them?

The only reason PC users get "trounced" on the "level playing field" of using an analog stick controller is because they're horribly unfamiliar with it.  That's not a measure of any skill other than the skill of using an analog stick.  Here, let me put it to you another way:
  1.bp.blogspot.com

"Playing piano with your fingers is easymode. Point and press. My 8 year old niece can do that. That's what pianists say the most, "fingers are superior"....because it is easier to be precise with them. You can play Moonlight Sonata on your piano, so can 12 year olds, it's not that difficult.

Now, your toes, that allows intelligence and strategy to shine through because it is more difficult to play scales, and allows more for skill."

Do you see how dumb that sounds?  Playing piano with your toes doesn't show you have more skill, it just shows that for some reason you've learned to play with different, less suitable appendages.  Similarly, criticizing other pianists for not being able to do it (and calling them unskilled) just makes you look insane.  Of course most pianists don't know how to play with their toes, why on earth would anyone voluntarily use their toes to play piano if they didn't have to?

I'm very sorry that your FPS skills have all been formed around an archaic, dodgy input method.  It's nice that you manage as well as you do, but stop trying to tell the rest of us that we've got no talent because we used logic and opted for the most responsive, precise, and useable control method we could find.
 
2013-06-15 08:11:25 AM
And theres where I call bullshiat.

http://fcw.com/articles/2013/01/10/dod-microsoft.aspx

600m+ contract to MS less than six months ago.
 
2013-06-15 09:42:17 AM

Bio-nic: And theres where I call bullshiat.

http://fcw.com/articles/2013/01/10/dod-microsoft.aspx

600m+ contract to MS less than six months ago.


And? Will excel allow an XBone to play offline?
 
2013-06-15 09:53:31 AM
I'm curious as to how long it will take for some hacker to hack another xbone account and record them through their Kinect without their knowledge.

/will provide definitive proof that there are very few female gamers.
 
2013-06-15 10:24:07 AM
"Do I think Microsoft is going to change?" writes Hruska in a recent post. "Honestly, no. The remarks that've come out to date paint a picture of a company that's so drunk on its own Kool-Aid, they aren't listening to outside criticism or commentary any longer."

This.
 
2013-06-15 10:37:05 AM

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 are a farking idiot.
 
2013-06-15 10:45:50 AM

omeganuepsilon: If you're a gamer, you can play all formats. If you're really good on one and not the other, you're probably not as much hot shiat as you want to think.
Just sayin'


yukichigai: It's nice that you manage as well as you do, but stop trying to tell the rest of us that we've got no talent because we used logic and opted for the most responsive, precise, and useable control method we could find.


learn to read
and maybe nerd-rage a little less.

Talent is talent.  Sure, flukes happen, but by and large, a good gamer excels with any controls.

Your foot playing prodigy proved my point.
 
2013-06-15 11:00:22 AM
hadn't thought of this point before and clearly neither had Microsoft and I can think of another bunch of guys with some time and money on their hands and that's the offshore industry (especially in the North Sea in Europe) no xbox ones will work on the rigs, support vessels and barges either.
oops
 
2013-06-15 11:10:45 AM

Bslim: 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.

Have you ever been in combat, son?


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2013-06-15 11:43:25 AM
Navy doesn't need to relax from shooting things. Navy needs downtime from having to needlessly clean things to make work and being stuck in a ship with the same people for months on end.
 
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