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(Kotaku)   Some Xbox One owners are reporting a malfunctioning or inoperable disc drive. Well that's one way to force people into digital downloads   (kotaku.com) divider line 246
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2013-11-22 09:10:13 PM
Unboxed, hooked, and updated with no hiccups. Y'all take it easy, I gotta go see if killing zombies is fun or not.
 
2013-11-22 09:10:59 PM

Macfine: BumpInTheNight: Actually something that needs to be asked though: What particular Dell is yours? Got a model number? I only ask because it'd be a real shame to buy a double-slot wide card and find out the damned chassis can only physically fit a single slot card. Also what's the age on the PSU? 460 is what its supposed to be working at right off the factory floor, over time they lose some of their luster.

Rig will be a year in Feb. XPS 8500  is the model number. I wouldn't expect a double slot.


Nifty, first impression of that case looks like it'd fit any size of card you'd want, considering the current 8500s sell with a 7870 installed I'd say its a safe bet you're good to go on that front.  Also since yours is less then a year old the PSU is likely in fine shape as well.  So if you wanted to burst out the full $350 you could go for the next higher tier of GTX770s or AMD7970s, they have about 90% of the horsepower of the biggest kids on the block who command the $500 price tags.
 
2013-11-22 09:14:20 PM
i331.photobucket.com 10,000 tokens = $100

fark you, Turn 10.
 
2013-11-22 09:15:48 PM

LavenderWolf: Disc drive? You mean people still... physically move data?


...yes.  Because my options are 'pay 60$ for a physical item with resale and/or trade-to-friend value, which I can obtain in the time it takes me to drive to the nearest retailer' vs. 'buy digital item for 60$ (no discount?!), spend 5-12 hours downloading it, have no loan or resale capability and then have to delete once I have done this X number of times and if I ever want to play it again pray the store is still up and my purchase is 'saved' and I don't lose my account somehow (as happened to me with the xbox)'.

Mostly it's the time thing. I want a game I want it now, not tomorrow.
 
2013-11-22 09:24:08 PM

kroonermanblack: LavenderWolf: Disc drive? You mean people still... physically move data?

...yes.  Because my options are 'pay 60$ for a physical item with resale and/or trade-to-friend value, which I can obtain in the time it takes me to drive to the nearest retailer' vs. 'buy digital item for 60$ (no discount?!), spend 5-12 hours downloading it, have no loan or resale capability and then have to delete once I have done this X number of times and if I ever want to play it again pray the store is still up and my purchase is 'saved' and I don't lose my account somehow (as happened to me with the xbox)'.

Mostly it's the time thing. I want a game I want it now, not tomorrow.


I downloaded the 22GB AC4:  Black flag in two hours flat, no physical anything except a few mouse clicks.  With the way games and their serial keys are getting harnessed into platforms I'm not sure physical media will survive nor the re-sale concept so enjoy that while you can.  Personally I pay the price I want for a game without any inclusion of trying to pawn it off to friends or gamestop and the time sunk into such adventures either.

Plus if a digital store ever does go under (I've had that happen before with Direct2Drive) I can just yarrrrr it via torrents if its that dear to me.
 
2013-11-22 09:33:42 PM

BumpInTheNight: kroonermanblack: LavenderWolf: Disc drive? You mean people still... physically move data?

...yes.  Because my options are 'pay 60$ for a physical item with resale and/or trade-to-friend value, which I can obtain in the time it takes me to drive to the nearest retailer' vs. 'buy digital item for 60$ (no discount?!), spend 5-12 hours downloading it, have no loan or resale capability and then have to delete once I have done this X number of times and if I ever want to play it again pray the store is still up and my purchase is 'saved' and I don't lose my account somehow (as happened to me with the xbox)'.

Mostly it's the time thing. I want a game I want it now, not tomorrow.

I downloaded the 22GB AC4:  Black flag in two hours flat, no physical anything except a few mouse clicks.  With the way games and their serial keys are getting harnessed into platforms I'm not sure physical media will survive nor the re-sale concept so enjoy that while you can.  Personally I pay the price I want for a game without any inclusion of trying to pawn it off to friends or gamestop and the time sunk into such adventures either.

Plus if a digital store ever does go under (I've had that happen before with Direct2Drive) I can just yarrrrr it via torrents if its that dear to me.


Your Black Flag download was 22GB?  Is that Xbox?  When I downloaded it for PS3 it was only around 8 gigs.
 
2013-11-22 09:34:11 PM
Thanks to all the advice here , and given some of my own googling, I think I am going to probably go for a 770 and a new psu to be safe, going a bit over my original budget. Its Christmas, so it will be my present to myself this year I think. That should future proof me for this next console generation from what I see.
 
2013-11-22 09:39:02 PM

lewismarktwo: Your Black Flag download was 22GB? Is that Xbox? When I downloaded it for PS3 it was only around 8 gigs.


PC, because Master Race and all :)  Playing this damn thing at 5760x1080 is ridiculous :D

Macfine: Thanks to all the advice here , and given some of my own googling, I think I am going to probably go for a 770 and a new psu to be safe, going a bit over my original budget. Its Christmas, so it will be my present to myself this year I think. That should future proof me for this next console generation from what I see.


Enjoy my friend, that caliber of card should do you well for many years to come.  I also agree about the PSU upgrade, 460 could technically cover the rest of the system plus the card at full tilt but Dell as with other OEMs is kinda notorious for buying from the cheapest supplier when it comes to unremarkable hardware like the PSU, better off getting something that you know has a wide berth of what it'll be asked to do vs what it can actually provide.
 
2013-11-22 09:42:29 PM

BumpInTheNight: lewismarktwo: Your Black Flag download was 22GB? Is that Xbox? When I downloaded it for PS3 it was only around 8 gigs.

PC, because Master Race and all :)  Playing this damn thing at 5760x1080 is ridiculous :D


Nice.  Mouse and keyboard?
 
2013-11-22 09:44:56 PM

Glitchwerks: I'll also add that the new Forza absolutely pisses all over their longtime fans.


Please detail how. Forza 5 is pretty much my main reason for considering an XB1, so I'd like to know if there's a problem with it.
 
2013-11-22 09:46:01 PM

lewismarktwo: BumpInTheNight: lewismarktwo: Your Black Flag download was 22GB? Is that Xbox? When I downloaded it for PS3 it was only around 8 gigs.

PC, because Master Race and all :)  Playing this damn thing at 5760x1080 is ridiculous :D

Nice.  Mouse and keyboard?


Absolutely, but I'm honestly thinking of getting a 360 controller on black friday for this game and a few others, I find the AC series' control scheme to be the sort where I tend to just button mash until I've won or done whatever I needed to do and way more geared towards those controllers then the keyboard.
 
2013-11-22 09:48:31 PM
*waves to Glitchwerks*
 
2013-11-22 09:54:55 PM

Macfine: Thanks to all the advice here , and given some of my own googling, I think I am going to probably go for a 770 and a new psu to be safe, going a bit over my original budget. Its Christmas, so it will be my present to myself this year I think. That should future proof me for this next console generation from what I see.


Actually now that I remember it, if you go for I think the EVGA cards you get a few games free, AC4 was one of them for instance that a buddy got who just went with a few 780s and since he got two cards he gave me one set of the codes.  AC4, Splinter Cell:  Boooring and whatever the newest batman one is.
 
2013-11-22 10:56:05 PM

BumpInTheNight: kroonermanblack: LavenderWolf: Disc drive? You mean people still... physically move data?

...yes.  Because my options are 'pay 60$ for a physical item with resale and/or trade-to-friend value, which I can obtain in the time it takes me to drive to the nearest retailer' vs. 'buy digital item for 60$ (no discount?!), spend 5-12 hours downloading it, have no loan or resale capability and then have to delete once I have done this X number of times and if I ever want to play it again pray the store is still up and my purchase is 'saved' and I don't lose my account somehow (as happened to me with the xbox)'.

Mostly it's the time thing. I want a game I want it now, not tomorrow.

I downloaded the 22GB AC4:  Black flag in two hours flat, no physical anything except a few mouse clicks.  With the way games and their serial keys are getting harnessed into platforms I'm not sure physical media will survive nor the re-sale concept so enjoy that while you can.  Personally I pay the price I want for a game without any inclusion of trying to pawn it off to friends or gamestop and the time sunk into such adventures either.

Plus if a digital store ever does go under (I've had that happen before with Direct2Drive) I can just yarrrrr it via torrents if its that dear to me.


Dude, this is a console thread, not a PC one, and it's pretty self evident that this was related strictly to consoles, but thanks for being extremely insulting.

Also, really, 22gig in 2 hours? 11 gig/hour download rate is hardly the normal for most Americans (no, I'm not accounting for wherever you are), for most people 22gig would take 5-10 hours or longer.  That's assuming the person isn't out in BFE or on nasty data caps, etc. where 22 gigs would kill their monthly cap or take a year or be impossible. These people are still able to play by purchasing the data on a physical medium and then applying updates via the network.

And 'pawning games off on friends', that's quite nice of you. I'm sure I've never given a friend a disc and said 'here, try this'.  Even with the restrictions you see on them, you can still play the base game. Most of the time it simply locks you out of online play (and I'd only care about those for BF4 which I'll buy for PC if I buy at all) or some release day DLC that while nice isn't integral to the story.

Let me know how pirating that PS4 game goes for you (yes, I'm well aware it's possible, but the vast majority of users aren't going to do it, if only because it often involves mod-chips, which take time, expertise, and money).

My concern about buying digitally through the PSN or XBL is that the market will simply pull legacy games at some point, whereas if I have the physical disc I can play it. Obviously that's 10+ years down the road, and I personally don't keep consoles that long. But let's look at the NES nostalgia wave that's popular with college kids. How's that going to work in 20-30 years when this generation of 5 year olds wants to be all retro and play some (ps4gamehere)? Digital download system for the consoles is gone and dead by that time, moved on to service the ps6, and legacy the ps5.  PC emulators? Not the same.

It's purely speculative, and the original topic was 'HERPDERP LOOK AT ME BEING CUTE AND MOCKING PEOPLE BUYING DISCS' ergo my response was 'Yes there are valid reasons to buy discs farktard'.

Personally I quit AC with 3. It wasn't fun, it was dull and tedious. The gameplay was lackluster and the story was boring as shiat and had a raging hardon for 'LOOK HOW farkING AWESOME THE AMERICAN PATRIOTS WERE!!!' that I was afraid a Teaparty guy was going to come to my door and want a handjob.  And I mostly play for the side missions and exploration and other stuff, and they just made that all tedious and boring as hell, for me. I got NY unlocked and decided it just wasn't interesting enough for me to keep playing.
 
2013-11-22 11:00:50 PM

kroonermanblack: Dude, this is a console thread, not a PC one, and it's pretty self evident that this was related strictly to consoles, but thanks for being extremely insulting.

Also, really, 22gig in 2 hours? 11 gig/hour download rate is hardly the normal for most Americans (no, I'm not accounting for wherever you are), for most people 22gig would take 5-10 hours or longer. That's assuming the person isn't out in BFE or on nasty data caps, etc. where 22 gigs would kill their monthly cap or take a year or be impossible. These people are still able to play by purchasing the data on a physical medium and then applying updates via the network.

And 'pawning games off on friends', that's quite nice of you. I'm sure I've never given a friend a disc and said 'here, try this'. Even with the restrictions you see on them, you can still play the base game. Most of the time it simply locks you out of online play (and I'd only care about those for BF4 which I'll buy for PC if I buy at all) or some release day DLC that while nice isn't integral to the story.

Let me know how pirating that PS4 game goes for you (yes, I'm well aware it's possible, but the vast majority of users aren't going to do it, if only because it often involves mod-chips, which take time, expertise, and money).

My concern about buying digitally through the PSN or XBL is that the market will simply pull legacy games at some point, whereas if I have the physical disc I can play it. Obviously that's 10+ years down the road, and I personally don't keep consoles that long. But let's look at the NES nostalgia wave that's popular with college kids. How's that going to work in 20-30 years when this generation of 5 year olds wants to be all retro and play some (ps4gamehere)? Digital download system for the consoles is gone and dead by that time, moved on to service the ps6, and legacy the ps5. PC emulators? Not the same.

It's purely speculative, and the original topic was 'HERPDERP LOOK AT ME BEING CUTE AND MOCKING PE ...


TL;DR, Lulz!
 
2013-11-22 11:05:33 PM

Dragonflew: ZeroCorpse: It's absolutely stupid to be a guinea pig sucker and beta test the new consoles

Your insults are getting really old and tired. Like I said before, some of us like to watch something grow from its infancy, and have a lot of fun doing so.


Are you really such a thin-skinned, delicate little flower that you take my general comments about MY opinion on early adopting  personally?

I owned every console at launch until this cycle. I finally learned my lesson with the XBox 360 and PS3. I'm just passing on my wisdom, and yes, that means I was a guinea pig and a sucker until recently.

Buy what you want, but if you come back here in the next year complaining of a BLOD or some other issue, don't expect a lot of sympathy. It absolutely IS smarter to wait for consoles to work out their bugs these days and build up a library worth playing.

Enjoy the trickle of games if it's what gets you off. I got bored with it around the PS2/Xbox launch and first year, and absolutely sick of it with the PS3/Xbox 360 launch and first year.

Jeez, gamers can be so clannish and defensive. Get over it. I don't think it's smart to buy at launch, but if it give you your jollies, don't let me hurt your feelings, kiddo.
 
2013-11-22 11:08:18 PM

BumpInTheNight: lewismarktwo: BumpInTheNight: lewismarktwo: Your Black Flag download was 22GB? Is that Xbox? When I downloaded it for PS3 it was only around 8 gigs.

PC, because Master Race and all :)  Playing this damn thing at 5760x1080 is ridiculous :D

Nice.  Mouse and keyboard?

Absolutely, but I'm honestly thinking of getting a 360 controller on black friday for this game and a few others, I find the AC series' control scheme to be the sort where I tend to just button mash until I've won or done whatever I needed to do and way more geared towards those controllers then the keyboard.


The 360 controller for Windows is a great choice. Games these days are often made to use it natively. It beats the hell out of playing Assassin's Creed with mouse & keyboard on your couch!
 
2013-11-23 12:12:02 AM

Luse: Elegy: Luse: Glad I held out. The only title that really interested me was Forza, and now it's got the RM4FM model and can't even give me 1080p? Fark you Microsoft.

Something about this post smells ignorant and uninformed.....

Yes, the claim is they can give me 1080p at 60 FPS due to the new Cloud Processing. I've yet to see their cloud processing as anything more than a gimick, it will probably be tied into the Gold account so in addition to buying the game, I would have to also get a gold account, and then spend real money in the game. Fark that.



Crimson dragon is one example of the cloud aspect, apparently it was quite difficult, tedious and getting upgrades was a lesson in hell. With the power of the cloud instead of waiting for patches they re able to leverage that to fix those issues

http://www.gamezone.com/news/2013/11/21/crimson-dragon-developer-reb al ancing-game-via-xbox-one-s-cloud-for-launch-tomorrow
 
2013-11-23 12:18:04 AM

Old enough to know better: Sitting here watching VGA's launch day webcast. Setting up the Kinect has been an epic fail so far.



Epic fail? How so? I had zero issues with setup, I don't know all the commands but its very responsive and fast and playing Kinect rivals there didn't seem to be any lag, it was very fluid.


Works well in the dark and ī don't need to stand a football field away to get t to work
 
2013-11-23 01:12:59 AM

Dragonflew: olapbill: Dragonflew: kroonermanblack: He's just looking for a reason to tell us why his purchase of a 400$ touch tablet is 'smarter' than buying a console when he already has a gaming rig, a console, a smart phone, and I'm assuming another laptop and iPad.

You should have seen it a couple of years ago when his PSP was better than anything at everything.

On  that note, the Vita that has been getting not much use up until now is getting used daily now for remote play to my PS4.  It's pretty damn cool.

I only have the PSP, so I am missing out on that bit.


There's a PS4/VITA bundle coming in Dec, so there's something you might want to look into.
 
2013-11-23 01:16:40 AM
Got my XB1, and when it restarted after the day one patch it told me the update didn't work. I left it on that menu, and while looking up a solution it just started working. No issues since, and I've been having a blast with DR3.
 
2013-11-23 01:37:20 AM

sirgrim: AdamK: well, technically it's going better because Xbox Live hasn't crashed and burned like PSN did for a weekend

Or for 3 months, even bringing down Netflix access.


Wrong on all counts.
1) Xbox Live was down for a weekend in Dec 2007, and the most recent shutdown was for a day on Sept 2012.

2) The PSN outage lasted from April 20 to May 15, which is 3 weeks, not 3 months.

3) PS3 owners were able to use Netflix during the outage, the just had to try signing in a few times to access Netflix.
 
2013-11-23 01:59:51 AM

kroonermanblack: Personally I quit AC with 3. It wasn't fun, it was dull and tedious. The gameplay was lackluster and the story was boring as shiat and had a raging hardon for 'LOOK HOW farkING AWESOME THE AMERICAN PATRIOTS WERE!!!' that I was afraid a Teaparty guy was going to come to my door and want a handjob.  And I mostly play for the side missions and exploration and other stuff, and they just made that all tedious and boring as hell, for me. I got NY unlocked and decided it just wasn't interesting enough for me to keep playing.


Did you actually finish the game? The side missions were the best part, and that's where you got to see the parts of Connor's personality that everyone complained wasn't there. As for the "AMERICA! F*CK YEAH!" thing - if that's what you took away from the game, you weren't paying attention. The story showed that both sides were assholes; the US Congress sold Connor's tribal land to pay war debts, even after promising to let them have it back after Charles Lee had burned it down, and some of the people on the American side were just as bad, if not more so than the British.
 
2013-11-23 02:38:36 AM

Lucky LaRue: Nah. That's just what the PS4 fan boyz are telling each other to boost their morale after such poor judgement in console selection.


We were told in the previous threads that a 1% failure rate was a crime against humanity and that SOny's executives should be drug out in the streets and shot.
 
2013-11-23 03:33:23 AM

Lanadapter: olapbill: ManateeGag: AdamK:
-great controller comfort
-non gimmicky premise

based on these 2, this has to be a troll.

-interesting online community  ... or counting to potato based on this one.

Despite it's size it's actually one of the most comfortable controllers I've used.

/has used controllers for PlayStation, 360, and Genesis in addition to all Nintendo consoles


I skipped out on the X360/PS3 generation (as nearly all of the good games ended up on PC as well), but I did get a WiiU. I was surprised how farking comfortable that controller is; I thought it'd be awkward (and it is awkward to switch your attention back and forth) but I could use it forever.
 
2013-11-23 04:36:09 AM
I would not even consider buying an XBoxOne because of the mere fact that Microsoft TRIED to include the always online and no used games features.

That, and Windows 8, convince me that the company is bad, and can fark right off forever.

Yes, I realize that always online and no used games are where we will end up eventually anyway, but I don't care about that right now. Microsoft was the first to try to do it with a console. Goodbye forever, dipshiats.
 
2013-11-23 04:41:00 AM

doczoidberg: I would not even consider buying an XBoxOne because of the mere fact that Microsoft TRIED to include the always online and no used games features.


And you have to have an Xbox Live account to use Skype, the streaming app even though currently the ability to stream your own game play is disabled (MS Says it'll be ready in the first part of next year) and a bunch of other stuff that has nothing to do with Microsoft.
 
2013-11-23 05:23:24 AM
Begoggle:
img.fark.net

Still works great.
Better games, too.


HA! That design is just a total ripof of the Xbone, but in white No wonder nintendo will loose

When do they even release it?
 
2013-11-23 08:35:59 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: kroonermanblack: Personally I quit AC with 3. It wasn't fun, it was dull and tedious. The gameplay was lackluster and the story was boring as shiat and had a raging hardon for 'LOOK HOW farkING AWESOME THE AMERICAN PATRIOTS WERE!!!' that I was afraid a Teaparty guy was going to come to my door and want a handjob.  And I mostly play for the side missions and exploration and other stuff, and they just made that all tedious and boring as hell, for me. I got NY unlocked and decided it just wasn't interesting enough for me to keep playing.

Did you actually finish the game? The side missions were the best part, and that's where you got to see the parts of Connor's personality that everyone complained wasn't there. As for the "AMERICA! F*CK YEAH!" thing - if that's what you took away from the game, you weren't paying attention. The story showed that both sides were assholes; the US Congress sold Connor's tribal land to pay war debts, even after promising to let them have it back after Charles Lee had burned it down, and some of the people on the American side were just as bad, if not more so than the British.


I think it's a safe bet to say that no, I didn't finish the game, since I said I didn't.  I didn't enjoy it, I didn't give two shiats about the story, the side mission mechanics were tedious and not enjoyable, the exploration was 'run 40 minutes in this direction because there aren't fast travel points and then have to be completely retarded to not see the 'hidden' cave''.

I basically enjoyed nothing about the game except the over-arcing story of Desmond, and those required me to muddle through 5-10 hours of bullshiat in revolutionary america for a 10 minute sliver.  I have no plans to buy any of the series going forward, because it's going places I don't like or enjoy. It's pretty simple.
 
2013-11-23 09:04:39 AM

Decillion: hammer85: Surool: hammer85: I notice a distinct lack of frepnog in this thread.  Unsurprising.

Now who will explain to us that XBone failures don't matter, but PS4 failures count twice as much? Who else is going to say less than a day's worth of XBone failures is all we get while a weeks worth of PS4 failures is the tip of the iceberg that will sink Sony?

I don't want to live in a world where this doesn't happen.

It may seem like trolling but it's kind of true. I'll break it down. For the Xbox Fanboys it's like getting a box a Crayola crayons with two crayons of the same colour. Not a big deal but goddamn it, this was supposed to be perfect after the 360 heat thing.

The Sony Fanboys are barely able to contain their combination of rage and embarrassment because their box of crayons are ALL blue and melted together. A bigger deal.  So far...


Jesus christ, shut the fark up.
 
2013-11-23 09:35:19 AM

Keywork99: Decillion: hammer85: Surool: hammer85: I notice a distinct lack of frepnog in this thread.  Unsurprising.

Now who will explain to us that XBone failures don't matter, but PS4 failures count twice as much? Who else is going to say less than a day's worth of XBone failures is all we get while a weeks worth of PS4 failures is the tip of the iceberg that will sink Sony?

I don't want to live in a world where this doesn't happen.

It may seem like trolling but it's kind of true. I'll break it down. For the Xbox Fanboys it's like getting a box a Crayola crayons with two crayons of the same colour. Not a big deal but goddamn it, this was supposed to be perfect after the 360 heat thing.

The Sony Fanboys are barely able to contain their combination of rage and embarrassment because their box of crayons are ALL blue and melted together. A bigger deal.  So far...

Jesus christ, shut the fark up.



What does Jesus have to do with Sony fanboys?
 
2013-11-23 10:06:17 AM

Keywork99: Decillion: hammer85: Surool: hammer85: I notice a distinct lack of frepnog in this thread.  Unsurprising.

Now who will explain to us that XBone failures don't matter, but PS4 failures count twice as much? Who else is going to say less than a day's worth of XBone failures is all we get while a weeks worth of PS4 failures is the tip of the iceberg that will sink Sony?

I don't want to live in a world where this doesn't happen.

It may seem like trolling but it's kind of true. I'll break it down. For the Xbox Fanboys it's like getting a box a Crayola crayons with two crayons of the same colour. Not a big deal but goddamn it, this was supposed to be perfect after the 360 heat thing.

The Sony Fanboys are barely able to contain their combination of rage and embarrassment because their box of crayons are ALL blue and melted together. A bigger deal.  So far...

Jesus christ, shut the fark up.


You are wasting your time, this is the same guy in the sony thread earlier that said there would be NO issues with the 360.

Personally I think both launches have been pretty smooth so far and people are freaking out out over a small amount of failures. Less than 1% failure rate is acceptable with new tech. Now if it reaches xbox 360 RROD proportions then people can be worried (although people were still buying up the 360 even with the issues).
 
2013-11-23 10:12:48 AM
Luse gets a perfect 10 for epic trolling. Biting like dogs with rabies they are.
 
2013-11-23 10:33:47 AM
In a bizarre twist, people are finding random test discs still in their new systems.

i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

Someone should be glancing in these things before boxing 'em up or something.
 
2013-11-23 10:38:32 AM

ZeroCorpse: Enjoy the trickle of games if it's what gets you off. I


Why not just play the games out on XB360, WiiU, PS3, or PC if there aren't enough games on XBO or PS4. I'd buy one to play Destiny anyway and I don't see a price drop happening before Feb.
 
2013-11-23 10:39:14 AM

Electromax: In a bizarre twist, people are finding random test discs still in their new systems.

[i.imgur.com image 850x703]
[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]

[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]

Someone should be glancing in these things before boxing 'em up or something.


Whats up with the 360 test disc? I thought the xbone wasn't backwards compatible?
 
2013-11-23 10:51:22 AM

chozo13: Electromax: In a bizarre twist, people are finding random test discs still in their new systems.

[i.imgur.com image 850x703]
[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]

[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]

Someone should be glancing in these things before boxing 'em up or something.

Whats up with the 360 test disc? I thought the xbone wasn't backwards compatible?


Not sure, saw those reported on neogaf. Maybe they included the last pic as a comparison or something, it's also dated 2010.
 
2013-11-23 11:21:57 AM

Electromax: chozo13: Electromax: In a bizarre twist, people are finding random test discs still in their new systems.

[i.imgur.com image 850x703]
[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]

[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]

Someone should be glancing in these things before boxing 'em up or something.

Whats up with the 360 test disc? I thought the xbone wasn't backwards compatible?

Not sure, saw those reported on neogaf. Maybe they included the last pic as a comparison or something, it's also dated 2010.


just curious, question to those that know.

what do those discs do?  just test the hardware?
 
2013-11-23 11:29:18 AM

frepnog: Electromax: chozo13: Electromax: In a bizarre twist, people are finding random test discs still in their new systems.

[i.imgur.com image 850x703]
[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]

[i.imgur.com image 850x1133]

Someone should be glancing in these things before boxing 'em up or something.

Whats up with the 360 test disc? I thought the xbone wasn't backwards compatible?

Not sure, saw those reported on neogaf. Maybe they included the last pic as a comparison or something, it's also dated 2010.

just curious, question to those that know.

what do those discs do?  just test the hardware?


With any luck they enable some enterprising young reverse engineer Norseman to remove the DRM and other assorted ills from Xbones.
 
2013-11-23 11:34:37 AM

frepnog: Electromax: chozo13: Electromax: In a bizarre twist, people are finding random test discs still in their new systems.

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Someone should be glancing in these things before boxing 'em up or something.

Whats up with the 360 test disc? I thought the xbone wasn't backwards compatible?

Not sure, saw those reported on neogaf. Maybe they included the last pic as a comparison or something, it's also dated 2010.

just curious, question to those that know.

what do those discs do?  just test the hardware?


People have called them 'stress test' discs but the folks who had them said the Xbox won't run anything with them unless you have a USB security key thing plugged in as well. Probably just some diagnostics, yeah.
 
2013-11-23 11:56:58 AM

kroonermanblack: FuryOfFirestorm: kroonermanblack: Personally I quit AC with 3. It wasn't fun, it was dull and tedious. The gameplay was lackluster and the story was boring as shiat and had a raging hardon for 'LOOK HOW farkING AWESOME THE AMERICAN PATRIOTS WERE!!!' that I was afraid a Teaparty guy was going to come to my door and want a handjob.  And I mostly play for the side missions and exploration and other stuff, and they just made that all tedious and boring as hell, for me. I got NY unlocked and decided it just wasn't interesting enough for me to keep playing.

Did you actually finish the game? The side missions were the best part, and that's where you got to see the parts of Connor's personality that everyone complained wasn't there. As for the "AMERICA! F*CK YEAH!" thing - if that's what you took away from the game, you weren't paying attention. The story showed that both sides were assholes; the US Congress sold Connor's tribal land to pay war debts, even after promising to let them have it back after Charles Lee had burned it down, and some of the people on the American side were just as bad, if not more so than the British.

I think it's a safe bet to say that no, I didn't finish the game, since I said I didn't.  I didn't enjoy it, I didn't give two shiats about the story, the side mission mechanics were tedious and not enjoyable, the exploration was 'run 40 minutes in this direction because there aren't fast travel points and then have to be completely retarded to not see the 'hidden' cave''.

I basically enjoyed nothing about the game except the over-arcing story of Desmond, and those required me to muddle through 5-10 hours of bullshiat in revolutionary america for a 10 minute sliver.  I have no plans to buy any of the series going forward, because it's going places I don't like or enjoy. It's pretty simple.


Asscreed 3 pretty much killed my interest in that series... i get why people would be hyped for asscreed 4 because it's barely got anything to do with the previous game other than boats, but holy hell... that was a really really bad game, and i think ubisoft should just kill the franchise and start a pirate franchise
 
2013-11-23 12:20:43 PM
So is it The One Who Knocks?
 
2013-11-23 12:58:16 PM

BumpInTheNight: Macfine: HeartBurnKid: Honestly, with a 460W PSU (as long as it's reliably 460W), in an otherwise standard system (no RAID arrays or anything like that), I don't think you'll have a problem powering any single-GPU card you like. So the question then, becomes, what's your budget

Budget up to 350 ish.  But I'd rather min max the price to benefit ratio.  If I can get something almost as good for noticeably less i'd prefer that.

Aim for the $200 card range then, the GTX760s and AMD 7870s are awful competitive and sport about 75% of the horse power of their much pricier bigger brothers.  I'm an team Nvidia person myself, I appreciate having fresh SLI profiles for the latest games within a few days of their release and drivers that come out more then once a season.  AMD has its strengths too, they're made by company with pretty names like Sapphire and PowerColor for instance.


Have to agree with this. That's probably where your price/performance sweet spot is.
 
2013-11-23 04:22:07 PM
Happy to report that my shiat seems to be working perfectly. I got it after work yesterday and got it all set up with dead rising and forza installed. No hiccups. I have also discovered I still suck at video games in general. I won't use the voice stuff that much except for two things. Xbox pause and xbox play which works just perfectly every time. Very nice on the Netflix etc.
 
2013-11-23 05:51:50 PM

INeedAName: I'll admit, instead of jumping in on this new wave, I'm thinking of just spending a few hundred on a new tower. Though I'm not sure there are currently any games out there that I actually care about, which is a really sad place to be in.


Take a look at emulation.  I have, quite literally, ever NES, SNES, Master System and Megadrive game.  A large selection of N64 games, every Atari ST game.

About 4 - 5Gb total for the lot and I'm hardly ever at a loss for a game to play.  It also means I don't really need a massively powerful computer to do it; my ikkle i5 can easily do a Wii.
 
2013-11-23 08:55:03 PM

Vaneshi: INeedAName: I'll admit, instead of jumping in on this new wave, I'm thinking of just spending a few hundred on a new tower. Though I'm not sure there are currently any games out there that I actually care about, which is a really sad place to be in.

Take a look at emulation.  I have, quite literally, ever NES, SNES, Master System and Megadrive game.  A large selection of N64 games, every Atari ST game.

About 4 - 5Gb total for the lot and I'm hardly ever at a loss for a game to play.  It also means I don't really need a massively powerful computer to do it; my ikkle i5 can easily do a Wii.


I'll add that I have boxes and boxes of cartridges for all of the above that I'll probably ebay at some point and replace with emulation.
 
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