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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fenrìr » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:39 am

Just saw a 'Willy Wilder' NPC at the BMAH...targeted him...rare mob...thought what the hell and killed him. got a brawler's guild invite from him, rofl.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:41 am

Yeah we were all hanging out at the BMAH waiting to see who won the container and what was in it and he just walked up and got obliterated. Was pretty amusing.

Never did find out who won the container let alone what was in it ><
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:59 am

Blah blah console talk on previous page.


I've always been fond of Microsoft, but when the time comes to upgrade my console I think I'm gonna get a PS4. I live in the capital of Norway and the internet here is great, but I spend most vacations back in the town where I grew up, which is naught but mountains, lakes and forests. Internet there is NOT always on. Sometimes it just dies and doesn't come back for the rest of the day.

Besides, bought the 360 instead of PS3 last round (mostly because of Halo), so I guess its time for a PS anyway. :roll:
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:31 pm

Era wrote:
Blah blah console talk on previous page.


I've always been fond of Microsoft, but when the time comes to upgrade my console I think I'm gonna get a PS4. I live in the capital of Norway and the internet here is great, but I spend most vacations back in the town where I grew up, which is naught but mountains, lakes and forests. Internet there is NOT always on. Sometimes it just dies and doesn't come back for the rest of the day.

Besides, bought the 360 instead of PS3 last round (mostly because of Halo), so I guess its time for a PS anyway. :roll:


Same. Xbox 360 now, PS4 next year.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:46 pm

Nintendo told Microsoft if they're "worried about used games maybe they should make better games". Died laughing.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:55 pm

Teranoid wrote:Nintendo told Microsoft if they're "worried about used games maybe they should make better games". Died laughing.


LOL. link plz?
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:00 pm

http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/13/442633 ... tter-games

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:21 pm

Teranoid wrote:Nintendo told Microsoft if they're "worried about used games maybe they should make better games". Died laughing.


Loving it. :')
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nooska » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:07 am

Klaudandus wrote:And the ToS for the XBones includes forfeiting your right to a class-actions suit against MS in case they develop red rings of death
http://www.ibtimes.com/xbox-one-users-m ... gh-1306797


Holy ....

I'm glad I live in the EU where ToS that restrict your rights as a consumer/customer/purchaser are invalid by default (and technically invalidates all other terms, unless they got the wording right).
MS may try to guard agianst CALs in the US alone by that sort of contract, but I think, over time, the EU has been the more dear of the two areas for MS in regards to legal costs (granted, a lot of that has had to do with the monopoly-like state of MS with regards to IE) - and MS can in no way riskbeing shut out of europe especially germany has some rather reactionary courts in regards to some of these things - as far as I remember)

Of course, they could just have different ToS in EU than in the US *shrug*
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:21 am

Jabari wrote:
KysenMurrin wrote:Airbus A350 first flight is underway, and they gathered us up at work to watch the live feed of the takeoff. Or that's what was supposed to happen - the IT department couldn't get the feed working, and we ended up watching it crowded round someone's phone instead. :lol:


You work on that program at all Kysen?

Not directly. I work at Rolls-Royce, who make the engines.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:57 am

Rolls Royce actually made the engines for both the Dreamliner and the A350/A380, they're just different series. The dreamliner uses the Trent 1000 series*, the A380 uses the Trent 900, and the A350 uses the XWB variant of the Trent 900.

*The Dreamliner also uses GEnx engines*

The engine failure reported by JAL 3 days ago on a dreamliner seems to be one equipped with the RR engines. Not the first time this happens, although the previous time it was due to the gearbox which is supplied by an american contractor.

I keep up with a lot of news on airplanes... in part due to my fear of flying
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:02 am

On more MS and XBone news...

MS manages to piss off the military. Best part? The MS guy comes out as tone deaf to the criticism.
http://www.armytimes.com/article/201306 ... e-members-
Not to fear, says Xbox exec Don Mattrick, president of the Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment division. The company has a solution for those in the military: Just use the old Xbox 360 instead.

“Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, it’s called Xbox 360. If you have zero access to the Internet, that is an offline device”


And a foundation/charity that gets used games for kids to play at hospitals will probably boycott the XBone
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2013/05/22/ ... wned-games

"Normally I don't pay much attention to announcements like this XBox thing, but the 'Pre-owned fee' has me livid. In a stroke, Microsoft has removed themselves from the Foundation's inventory for as long as this policy is in place. In our annual survey, the Foundation's network hospitals have on average less than one dollar per patient per year budgeted for any form of non-medical therapy and treatment. So now, if I send a hospital an XBox One with twenty games, it's going to cost them (at, charitably, .99 each) 19.80 just to play the games I've sent them for free?

And that's just for *one* system! Some of our member hospitals have dozens of systems spread around multiple wards! I can hear it now: "Sorry Jimmy, you can't play this game. Only the Oncology ward has it unlocked. Ridiculous. What a load of tripe. So yeah, no XBox One support from the Get-Well Gamers Foundation, it seems. Anyone who donates them to us, they'll have to be sold so we can buy games that can be played on more than one system. Good grief."


And one last thing, if you get banned from XboxLive, you lose ALL your games!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Teranoid » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:05 am

It really is like Microsoft said "hey lets single-handedly kill our console division in less than six months"
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:38 am

Teranoid wrote:It really is like Microsoft said "hey lets single-handedly kill our console division in less than six months"


I'm almost thinking that Sony somehow managed to sneak people into high positions within the MS Xbox division and sabotage the XBone from within.

But then, I realize that Balmer and his cronies are the ones responsible for Windows 8 and I realize that the damage is actually truly self-inflicted. =P


Heck. I'd not be surprised if 10 years from now, the XBone is a case study on how NOT to do things, pretty much like the whole Adidas/Puma thing is.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:21 pm

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nooska » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:50 pm

Klaudandus wrote:And one last thing, if you get banned from XboxLive, you lose ALL your games!
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That last - won't hold up to courtreview in the EU, so that will be killed off rather quickly.

We actually have a EU court ruling that licenses are the property of the one purchasing them, and they have a right to sell them on when they don't need or want them anymore (and the purchase has the right to be able to use them with only payment for the license being applicable) - I don't have a link readily available, but 90% of the crap MS is spewing will be illegal to try and do in the EU - did someone forget to tell them april 1st has come and gone a couple of months past? someone mixed up their april 1st announcements with the xbox announcements?
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby benebarba » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:53 pm

realizing for the last page or so when I see 'XBone', that I've been reading it as 'X-bone'
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:55 pm

hell that is how i have been reading it all along when its not X Box One
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:08 pm

I think it's the intended way of reading it. Unless you work at Microsoft.

Also, related (possibly lying)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvLaziUsTo
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:12 pm

The latest nonsense: The X-Box One will be limited to only 21 countries on release. The console may not even be functional in other countries if you have a valid license from one of the supported locations. The list of countries includes some EU nations, but not all of them - which might be illegal thanks to the shared EU market.

The Witcher 3, one of the games being developed for the console, and one that MS highlighted in their presentations, is being made by a company based in Poland. Where the X-Box One won't work.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:16 pm

this should go in the random pics thread, but i am being lazy and didnt want to look it up

besides this is highly amusing to me
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:48 pm

bldavis wrote:this should go in the random pics thread, but i am being lazy and didnt want to look it up

besides this is highly amusing to me
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At least there's usually only one person judging you in the latter! :lol:

I did a great job my first time; told me I was a natural! ...at tanking, that is. :wink:
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:19 pm

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/14/ ... pre-orders
Early data for console pre-orders from major online retailers in the United States show consumers pre-ordered approximately three PS4 units for every two Xbox One consoles during the period between Monday June 10 to Wednesday June 12. While this is not an indication of future purchase intent, it does seem to suggest that Sony resonated louder with consumers during E3 2013 than Microsoft.

IGN users were unquestionably swayed by Sony’s messaging during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. We asked our readers who they thought was “winning E3” during the show. Over 280,000 of you responded, and Sony took the top spot with 81% of the votes. Microsoft garnered 12% and Nintendo grabbed the remaining 7%.

“We always knew that our story would play out over time,” said VP at Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer speaking with GameSpot. “And even now, I would say, this isn't a sprint."
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:22 pm

Yes, once the consoles have been around for a bit and there's a decent supply of used games on the market, that's when the Xbox One will truly shine!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:31 pm

Era wrote:Yes, once the consoles have been around for a bit and there's a decent supply of used games on the market, that's when the Xbox One will truly shine!


And one extra bit regarding the XBone
http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2013/06/13/ ... tethering/
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/arch ... nches.aspx

We received additional information about online check-ins, as Spencer shared that tethering a mobile device can handle a license refresh. "It's kilobytes, not megabytes," he confirmed. "You can also set your console to always have the latest bits in a standby state." Later, Spencer was concrete, "If you have no ability to connect to the Internet, the Xbox One is not the console for you."
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