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(Tech Times)   EA, looking for other ways of pissing off gamers, may be joining forces with Comcast   (techtimes.com) divider line 51
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2014-05-05 12:05:43 PM  
The Ultimate Worst Companies In America Clusterfark,

get locked into all sorts of IAP & DRM while waiting forever to get your stuff because you're not getting your advertised speeds, then paying extra for going over your monthly data cap
,
BRILLIANT
 
2014-05-05 12:11:22 PM  
they see the writing on the wall
Comcast is buying an end to net neutrality one way or another, they'll just keep hammering new bills through new patsies until one sticks
EA just wants to make sure they're the game company that gets to use the internet
 
2014-05-05 01:33:14 PM  

unlikely: EA just wants to make sure they're the game company that gets to use the internet


I am going old school and playing more card and board games.  The graphics are incredible.
 
2014-05-05 01:34:15 PM  
Can't wait for the next battlefield game to feature guns that degrade or stop working after 5 minutes of use a day.
 
2014-05-05 01:35:10 PM  

unlikely: they see the writing on the wall
Comcast is buying an end to net neutrality one way or another, they'll just keep hammering new bills through new patsies until one sticks
EA just wants to make sure they're the game company that gets to use the internet


Ugh I can see it now. You can play madden online for free if your a Comcast subscriber but if you want to play the competitors game online that will require our online gaming platinum plan that costs $200 a month.

Also, my girlfriend is one of the people that gets to be yelled at by customers all day on the phone for Comcast. DO NOT GET THE X1 BOX THAT IS DESCRIBED IN THE ARTICLE. The average number a customer calls in after they install one is like 6 times in the first week. None of the reps were really trained on it and they hate taking the calls since doing anything like resetting it takes like 10 minutes and they're supposed to be off the phone in 6 minutes tops. Comcast sets their reps up to fail pretty hard.
 
2014-05-05 01:40:42 PM  

Communist_Manifesto: unlikely: they see the writing on the wall
Comcast is buying an end to net neutrality one way or another, they'll just keep hammering new bills through new patsies until one sticks
EA just wants to make sure they're the game company that gets to use the internet

Ugh I can see it now. You can play madden online for free if your a Comcast subscriber but if you want to play the competitors game online that will require our online gaming platinum plan that costs $200 a month.


That's almost certainly the play here. It makes me sick.
 
2014-05-05 01:43:41 PM  

Communist_Manifesto: Also, my girlfriend is one of the people that gets to be yelled at by customers all day on the phone for Comcast. DO NOT GET THE X1 BOX THAT IS DESCRIBED IN THE ARTICLE. The average number a customer calls in after they install one is like 6 times in the first week. None of the reps were really trained on it and they hate taking the calls since doing anything like resetting it takes like 10 minutes and they're supposed to be off the phone in 6 minutes tops. Comcast sets their reps up to fail pretty hard.


Why did comcast install a cable box with an 8086 processor, if they didn't want people biatching at them about how horribly slow it is.

/My dad got a new box from comcast you can't even use the onscreen guide anymore because it takes over a second for it to realize you want to move the selector down a single channel.
 
2014-05-05 01:51:39 PM  
My god, the black hole of suck that would form if those two joined forces would be inescapable.
 
2014-05-05 02:03:22 PM  
Seriously?   EA may as well license use of the Imperial march.
 
2014-05-05 02:13:52 PM  
I think Ubisoft did a pretty good job with South Park, but that was probably because I thought the Matt and Trey stuff was funny

/not like that hellhole of $10 Silent Hunter 5...holy crappy drm force quit Uplay garbage
//super buggy
 
2014-05-05 02:16:36 PM  
global3.memecdn.com
 
2014-05-05 02:18:12 PM  

fluffy2097: Communist_Manifesto: Also, my girlfriend is one of the people that gets to be yelled at by customers all day on the phone for Comcast. DO NOT GET THE X1 BOX THAT IS DESCRIBED IN THE ARTICLE. The average number a customer calls in after they install one is like 6 times in the first week. None of the reps were really trained on it and they hate taking the calls since doing anything like resetting it takes like 10 minutes and they're supposed to be off the phone in 6 minutes tops. Comcast sets their reps up to fail pretty hard.

Why did comcast install a cable box with an 8086 processor, if they didn't want people biatching at them about how horribly slow it is.

/My dad got a new box from comcast you can't even use the onscreen guide anymore because it takes over a second for it to realize you want to move the selector down a single channel.


you realize we are talking about Comcrap right? I've worked for a few telecoms (smaller ones) and our purchasing guys would buy the worst boxes because ZOMG its so cheap but does everything the expensive boxes do. Of course they then tell us they bought 2000 of them and we never tested them until they get into the field when we find out they are slow and need to get flashed everytime daylight savings time comes around
 
2014-05-05 02:19:51 PM  
image.cdn.ispot.tv

Comcast. Raping your media since ... WAIT? Is that Mythbusters? Oh fark you, Comcast. FARK YOU
 
2014-05-05 02:26:18 PM  

fluffy2097: Communist_Manifesto: Also, my girlfriend is one of the people that gets to be yelled at by customers all day on the phone for Comcast. DO NOT GET THE X1 BOX THAT IS DESCRIBED IN THE ARTICLE. The average number a customer calls in after they install one is like 6 times in the first week. None of the reps were really trained on it and they hate taking the calls since doing anything like resetting it takes like 10 minutes and they're supposed to be off the phone in 6 minutes tops. Comcast sets their reps up to fail pretty hard.

Why did comcast install a cable box with an 8086 processor, if they didn't want people biatching at them about how horribly slow it is.

/My dad got a new box from comcast you can't even use the onscreen guide anymore because it takes over a second for it to realize you want to move the selector down a single channel.


Was your father an early adopter last fall/winter?  They had a manufacturing issue, one of their two plants started pushing out faulty boxes.  They literally shut down their rollout for a few months as a result.
 
2014-05-05 02:29:53 PM  
Honest question.  I'm moving in the next couple of months and will need to switch from Charter internet to Comcast.

Is Comcast really the total pile of fail I read about?  I'm going to be working online from my new home quite a bit, and can't have this thing only available 4 hours a day.

I ask because everyone in my area complains about Charter, but I've never had a single problem with their internet or phone service.
 
2014-05-05 02:32:55 PM  

unlikely: Comcast is buying an end to net neutrality one way or another, they'll just keep hammering new bills through new patsies until one sticks


Yup.

This really might be a fundamental flaw with democracy - it's something that would massively benefit .01% of the population but that everyone else hates and is obviously a terrible idea, but it's eventually going to happen because that 0.1% would see so much benefit from it that it makes financial sense for them to spend absurd amounts of money pushing for it. Net Neutrality is an obvious example, but pork barrel spending is a similar problem, if a less harmful one.

I don't know how you fix that.
 
2014-05-05 02:37:33 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Honest question.  I'm moving in the next couple of months and will need to switch from Charter internet to Comcast.

Is Comcast really the total pile of fail I read about?  I'm going to be working online from my new home quite a bit, and can't have this thing only available 4 hours a day.

I ask because everyone in my area complains about Charter, but I've never had a single problem with their internet or phone service.


I got comcast about a year ago and have had no trouble. Last month, they sent an email saying my internet speed had been upgraded from 50Mbps to 115Mbps. I checked speed a couple of places and it seemed legit. I'm not too happy with the cable box but it hasn't been a disaster either.
 
2014-05-05 02:39:35 PM  

Gergesa: unlikely: EA just wants to make sure they're the game company that gets to use the internet

I am going old school and playing more card and board games.  The graphics are incredible.


moneyne.ws
 
2014-05-05 02:41:39 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Honest question.  I'm moving in the next couple of months and will need to switch from Charter internet to Comcast.

Is Comcast really the total pile of fail I read about?  I'm going to be working online from my new home quite a bit, and can't have this thing only available 4 hours a day.

I ask because everyone in my area complains about Charter, but I've never had a single problem with their internet or phone service.


I've had Comcast for awhile and I have a good connection and get the speeds that are advertised. I don't think I've ever experienced an outage, or if I did it was minor enough for me to not notice. I will forewarn you about your move though, I would check, double check and then check again that Comcast has all of the correct info for when you make the switch. My buddy at work was given quite the runaround and it took em about 2 weeks after the date he had scheduled for them to come out to actually get the cable and internet hooked up.
 
2014-05-05 02:46:37 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Honest question.  I'm moving in the next couple of months and will need to switch from Charter internet to Comcast.


Depends entirely on your location and the hardware they have in place.

I had internet from them drop out in an old apartment at 5:30PM every day when people came home from work and started watching TV, because the signal levels were so low. I couldn't get them to fix it the entire time I was there.

I've also had perfectly stable connections from them at advertised speeds.
 
2014-05-05 02:55:21 PM  
You should see the comments on the EA Scrabble app for Android. Almost every comment is "released a paid version". But EA keep on releasing their version with farking ads.
 
2014-05-05 03:18:06 PM  
Basically, Houston cannot play any video games.
 
2014-05-05 03:21:40 PM  
I think the charter/comcast hate is because they're the only game in town.  You want cable you get one of them and they are never both in the same area.  Never any competition for cable providers.  They all have their own little region they stick to.  I have no idea how that is legal.
 
2014-05-05 03:25:09 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I think the charter/comcast hate is because they're the only game in town.  You want cable you get one of them and they are never both in the same area.  Never any competition for cable providers.  They all have their own little region they stick to.  I have no idea how that is legal.


We de-regulated them in the 90's on the basis that they promised to give us fiber optic lines to our front doors.

It's been 20 years, and almost nobody has fiber to their front doors.

It's legal because the FCC consists entirely of former executives of ISP's.
 
2014-05-05 03:35:24 PM  

fluffy2097: We de-regulated them in the 90's on the basis that they promised to give us fiber optic lines to our front doors.


Yeah, that's why.
 
2014-05-05 03:49:46 PM  

GleeUnit: Gergesa: unlikely: EA just wants to make sure they're the game company that gets to use the internet

I am going old school and playing more card and board games.  The graphics are incredible.

[moneyne.ws image 400x600]


But it has a lot of micro-transactions, the pvp rules are unfair, most of the cool classes are blocked, and character progression is on decline.
 
2014-05-05 04:24:48 PM  

GleeUnit: Gergesa: unlikely: EA just wants to make sure they're the game company that gets to use the internet

I am going old school and playing more card and board games.  The graphics are incredible.

[moneyne.ws image 400x600]


What version of "Outside" do you play where there isn't a monthly fee? I have to spend hundreds of in game currency just for monthly upkeep.
"Massive world to explore". HA! Sure, it is out there, but it takes a large amount of in game monies to travel somewhere. Sure, you can fast travel, but that is even more expensive and those places are guarded by high level mobs that won't let you pass with any of your top tier items.
 
2014-05-05 04:28:52 PM  
Gamers are getting raped . I was listening to a few talking online once about having to buy "special addition" games to get special features and monthly fees to pay online and to get extra stuff you have to pay real money at the online store. Seems amazing all that money for kinda nothing and I like paying video games.
 
2014-05-05 04:40:53 PM  

groppet: Gamers are getting raped . I was listening to a few talking online once about having to buy "special addition" games to get special features and monthly fees to pay online and to get extra stuff you have to pay real money at the online store. Seems amazing all that money for kinda nothing and I like paying video games.


Gamers aren't getting raped.

They go to a gay club, cover their assholes in lube, and bend over a table. Then they are surprised when someone sticks a cock in their ass.

any smart gamer, and I think you are one of them based on this comment, doesn't go for the special edition crap. You wait a couple months and anything good goes on sale. If it's a shiat game it stays $60 forever.

/If it's from EA, it's shiat and will fark you in the ass
//People know this and still pre-order every EA game.
 
2014-05-05 04:43:40 PM  

groppet: Gamers are getting raped . I was listening to a few talking online once about having to buy "special addition" games to get special features and monthly fees to pay online and to get extra stuff you have to pay real money at the online store. Seems amazing all that money for kinda nothing and I like paying video games.


If you think that's bad just look at the idiots that go to movie theaters.  After buying the temporary rights for $12/player and then all the DLC for an extra $15/player they have to sit through 20 minutes of unskippable ads before getting to the main quest which involves sitting there perfectly still for two hours staring at a screen and hoping no one tries to grief them.  You can't pause the game or restart it and once its over you stand up, walk out and have absolutely nothing to show for it.  Nothing at all, its the worst scam ever.

Empty H: What version of "Outside" do you play where there isn't a monthly fee? I have to spend hundreds of in game currency just for monthly upkeep.
"Massive world to explore". HA! Sure, it is out there, but it takes a large amount of in game monies to travel somewhere. Sure, you can fast travel, but that is even more expensive and those places are guarded by high level mobs that won't let you pass with any of your top tier items.


Yah but Ive heard the sex is a lot better out there then it is online, for one the odds of your partner being a dude are significantly less.
 
2014-05-05 04:53:40 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Honest question.  I'm moving in the next couple of months and will need to switch from Charter internet to Comcast.

Is Comcast really the total pile of fail I read about?  I'm going to be working online from my new home quite a bit, and can't have this thing only available 4 hours a day.

I ask because everyone in my area complains about Charter, but I've never had a single problem with their internet or phone service.


1. Get your connection from the 'Business Class' division.

2. Get IP services only.  No TV, no DVR, no Phone, strictly IP dialtone.

You'll pay more a month... but the quality of install, SLA, and post-sales support more than make up for it.

I've lived in about five places in the last 10 years, and had Comcast Business Class service installed every time.  I've never had the issues with service or support that your typical Comcast home user seems to have.
 
2014-05-05 04:59:51 PM  

BumpInTheNight: groppet: Gamers are getting raped . I was listening to a few talking online once about having to buy "special addition" games to get special features and monthly fees to pay online and to get extra stuff you have to pay real money at the online store. Seems amazing all that money for kinda nothing and I like paying video games.

If you think that's bad just look at the idiots that go to movie theaters.  After buying the temporary rights for $12/player and then all the DLC for an extra $15/player they have to sit through 20 minutes of unskippable ads before getting to the main quest which involves sitting there perfectly still for two hours staring at a screen and hoping no one tries to grief them.  You can't pause the game or restart it and once its over you stand up, walk out and have absolutely nothing to show for it.  Nothing at all, its the worst scam ever.

Empty H: What version of "Outside" do you play where there isn't a monthly fee? I have to spend hundreds of in game currency just for monthly upkeep.
"Massive world to explore". HA! Sure, it is out there, but it takes a large amount of in game monies to travel somewhere. Sure, you can fast travel, but that is even more expensive and those places are guarded by high level mobs that won't let you pass with any of your top tier items.

Yah but Ive heard the sex is a lot better out there then it is online, for one the odds of your partner being a dude are significantly less.


True, but there are many acquired debuffs that your avatar can never get rid of. I have heard about them working to get a patch out to fix it, but I honestly think they make more money selling in game potions to mask the debuffs.
 
2014-05-05 05:55:17 PM  

fluffy2097: groppet: Gamers are getting raped . I was listening to a few talking online once about having to buy "special addition" games to get special features and monthly fees to pay online and to get extra stuff you have to pay real money at the online store. Seems amazing all that money for kinda nothing and I like paying video games.

Gamers aren't getting raped.

They go to a gay club, cover their assholes in lube, and bend over a table. Then they are surprised when someone sticks a cock in their ass.

any smart gamer, and I think you are one of them based on this comment, doesn't go for the special edition crap. You wait a couple months and anything good goes on sale. If it's a shiat game it stays $60 forever.

/If it's from EA, it's shiat and will fark you in the ass
//People know this and still pre-order every EA game.


essentially this
i don't pre order anything anymore, but i still buy EA games
it's like the new gaming strategy is to release the beta as final product and then patch it for the next 6 months to a year.
/hate EA - just like their games is all
 
2014-05-05 05:56:23 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Is Comcast really the total pile of fail I read about?


In my experience, yes.  Here's my not-so-cool story, bro:

When I first moved here, Comcast was the only game in town for high-speed internet, so I really had no choice but to use them.  I set up an installation appointment, took the whole morning off work, and the installer never showed.  I called them back and made a new appointment, took the whole morning off work again, and the guy showed up over an hour late, in the early afternoon.  Part of the installation order was to install some new cable jacks, which the installer refused to do because the attic was too hot.  Hmm, maybe if you had come in the morning like you were supposed to...

Also, I happened to have a cable modem that I brought with me form my previous service provider, which I opted to use instead of they one that they offered.  They decided to charge me a rental fee for it anyway.  Took months to get that cleared up.

The service was decent, but not great - the internet seemed to disconnect randomly and after about a year or so,they decided to update their menu with a HUGE BANNER AD that took up fully a third of the available space onscreen rather than, you know, the actual channel listings.
 Finally, U-Verse came to town, and I dropped Comcast like the hot sack of crap that they were.  But the nightmare didn't end there... for about three more years, they kept calling and harassing me to return "their" modem.  At one point, I even had to call up Cox, my previous service provider, and ask them for their installation records just to prove that the modem was, in fact, mine.  They still called me a few more times after that before they finally dropped it.


So yeah, if you're the sort who enjoys a red-hot poker in his nether regions, Comcast is just the service provider for you.
 
2014-05-05 05:56:41 PM  
I am pretty bummed about EA getting the Star Wars IP. I loved Battlefront 1 and 2 but I am going to have to skip Battlefront 3.
 
2014-05-05 06:24:54 PM  

moike: 1. Get your connection from the 'Business Class' division.

2. Get IP services only.  No TV, no DVR, no Phone, strictly IP dialtone.

You'll pay more a month... but the quality of install, SLA, and post-sales support more than make up for it.

I've lived in about five places in the last 10 years, and had Comcast Business Class service installed every time.  I've never had the issues with service or support that your typical Comcast home user seems to have.


I appreciate your input...as well as that from everyone else.

Internet is all I need.  I'll have 4G service in my area (not to mention I own a 3G microcell) so no need of a land line.  We haven't had paid TV of any kind for years beyond Netflix or Amazon.  I just need an internet service that's as reliable as can be during the day, and one that can handle all the data we gobble up in the evenings.
 
2014-05-05 06:28:04 PM  
You're dissatisfied with Comcast?

hollywoodphony.files.wordpress.com

Oh, that's too bad.
 
2014-05-05 07:18:16 PM  

inner ted: /hate EA - just like their games is all


so you hate EA, so you're going to continue to enable them to ruin the intellectual properties that you love.

Stockholm syndrome. Look it up. There are plenty of non EA games that are great.
 
2014-05-05 07:49:47 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Is Comcast really the total pile of fail I read about?


I get Comcast in Baltimore because my apartment complex can't get Verizon. They're really the only option for high-speed internet here, and it's maddening. I pay for 50/25, I get 15/5. That's off-peak hours, too.

The service is at least  mostly reliable, although their TV boxes are worthless. Lousy software, prone to freezing and dropping signal, slow as molasses, utterly worthless.
 
2014-05-05 07:59:16 PM  
EA may be disappointing because they fail to deliver, but I always wonder why more video game hate isn't directed towards Activision. They're worse in every possible way.
 
2014-05-05 09:13:05 PM  
I will never forgive Ea for buying Maxis and firing Will Wright.
 
2014-05-05 11:02:46 PM  

Uakronkid: EA may be disappointing because they fail to deliver, but I always wonder why more video game hate isn't directed towards Activision. They're worse in every possible way.


Because Call of Duty, although known to be shiat in almost every way, is - at the very least - a known quantity. You go in knowing you are getting a mildly interesting single-player and a half-assed multiplayer.

Meanwhile, EA over promises and under delivers, and they do so with maddening irregularity. Not to mention that DICE has now proven that whatever magic they had has been beaten out of them. They broke Battlefield 3 so bad I stopped playing for a few months. Even now, there are things about it that are mindnumbingly stupid. The worst part is, that game is still better than Battlefield 4, which has set new high-water marks for the sheer amount of stupid, easily preventable bullshiat.
 
2014-05-06 12:50:31 AM  

Shrugging Atlas: Honest question.  I'm moving in the next couple of months and will need to switch from Charter internet to Comcast.

Is Comcast really the total pile of fail I read about?  I'm going to be working online from my new home quite a bit, and can't have this thing only available 4 hours a day.

I ask because everyone in my area complains about Charter, but I've never had a single problem with their internet or phone service.


It is where I am. Some days it just randomly decides to flake out. And if we call them, they insist on sending a tech to look at our boxes even when it's obvious the problem is with their DNS servers or the like. Not "down all but 4 hours a day every day" bad, but "a couple days in a row every few months, more often when it's above 90F".

Also, the packaging BS with their channels is TERRIBLE. No Adult Swim for me because Cartoon Network is in the "kids" package. Random channels like USA which used to be there basically for "oh hey look it's Indiana Jones on" when nothing else was.... nope, that's in a package now too. Extra weird packaging fail: we now get BBC America in the HD version but not the normal version. WTF.
 
2014-05-06 07:02:30 AM  

ornithopter: Shrugging Atlas: Honest question.  I'm moving in the next couple of months and will need to switch from Charter internet to Comcast.

Is Comcast really the total pile of fail I read about?  I'm going to be working online from my new home quite a bit, and can't have this thing only available 4 hours a day.

I ask because everyone in my area complains about Charter, but I've never had a single problem with their internet or phone service.

It is where I am. Some days it just randomly decides to flake out. And if we call them, they insist on sending a tech to look at our boxes even when it's obvious the problem is with their DNS servers or the like. Not "down all but 4 hours a day every day" bad, but "a couple days in a row every few months, more often when it's above 90F".

Also, the packaging BS with their channels is TERRIBLE. No Adult Swim for me because Cartoon Network is in the "kids" package. Random channels like USA which used to be there basically for "oh hey look it's Indiana Jones on" when nothing else was.... nope, that's in a package now too. Extra weird packaging fail: we now get BBC America in the HD version but not the normal version. WTF.


You fix this by having a truck roll on a regular basis to your house. As soon as the truck leaves your house, call again and tell them it's broken again.

You'll need to have 10 to 20 truck rolls before someone gets pissed, and sends out an actual engineer to fix your shiat.
 
Skr
2014-05-06 09:17:28 AM  
I'd usually say a merger of this sort was the harbinger of Armageddon, but maybe you need poison to fight poison.

Comcast was a pain in the arse for the period I used it. It seemed to go down quite often during the time frames I wanted to use it (which was off hours so no peak time to blame.) On the other hand when I was visiting someone out of state, their Comcast service seemed quite alien to my experience and was in fact decent. Might all come down to area and luck of the draw.

EA though, EA is pure evil.

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"Don't touch it!"
 
2014-05-06 10:02:24 AM  

fluffy2097: inner ted: /hate EA - just like their games is all

so you hate EA, so you're going to continue to enable them to ruin the intellectual properties that you love.

Stockholm syndrome. Look it up. There are plenty of non EA games that are great.


& i play lots of non EA titles & EA is not the only one with issues

gta V is full of bugs & even after patch number 10 or 15 it's still glitchy as hell

/your soapbox, step on down from it
 
2014-05-06 11:19:20 AM  

inner ted: gta V is full of bugs & even after patch number 10 or 15 it's still glitchy as hell


GASP! The 5th game in a series of cash cows has declined in quality?! UNPOSSIBLE!

/Start exploring the world of indie games and forget about the AAA titles.
 
hej
2014-05-06 12:35:15 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Honest question.  I'm moving in the next couple of months and will need to switch from Charter internet to Comcast.

Is Comcast really the total pile of fail I read about?  I'm going to be working online from my new home quite a bit, and can't have this thing only available 4 hours a day.

I ask because everyone in my area complains about Charter, but I've never had a single problem with their internet or phone service.


I have Comcast. My biggest nuisance is, like many businesses, their software has broken email address validation that rejects legitimate email addresses. As a result they send my electronic billing notices to a @comcast.com addresses that I don't ever check, and I tend to get calls from their collections department. Which reminds me....
 
2014-05-06 01:04:19 PM  

fluffy2097: inner ted: gta V is full of bugs & even after patch number 10 or 15 it's still glitchy as hell

GASP! The 5th game in a series of cash cows has declined in quality?! UNPOSSIBLE!

/Start exploring the world of indie games and forget about the AAA titles.


 singleplayer is good, it's the online that i have issue with - maybe it's just XBL, maybe it's my bad hi speed internet, but patch after patch hasn't kept me from getting randomly kicked.  not the end of the world, but not acceptable either & that's the same issue with BF4(EA)

i'm no tech person, but i imagine the AAA titles have a lot more demand on an online setting and that leads to a lot of problems. but at the cost to play, it should be better IMO

and if you have an indie driving sim that rivals forza, i'm all ears
 
2014-05-06 10:31:54 PM  

Communist_Manifesto: Also, my girlfriend is one of the people that gets to be yelled at by customers all day on the phone for Comcast. DO NOT GET THE X1 BOX THAT IS DESCRIBED IN THE ARTICLE. The average number a customer calls in after they install one is like 6 times in the first week. None of the reps were really trained on it and they hate taking the calls since doing anything like resetting it takes like 10 minutes and they're supposed to be off the phone in 6 minutes tops. Comcast sets their reps up to fail pretty hard.


I have the X1 Box and it's OK.....I do wish the DVR had more capacity, however. (I prefer the DVR to "On Demand"; so I can zip through commercials)

/ some of the HD programming occasionally gets pixelated; not sure if this is my fault (cheap TV) or Comcast's...
// yepFirst World problems
 
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