Happy Towel Day!
Aaaaaaand we have a winner for my next gen console dollars.
Clearly Microsoft is unaware of things like the bandwidth caps that most US broadband ISPs have in place. I can only imagine how many gigs having game elements rendered via cloud will suck up.
The more I read, the worse this thing sounds. And I’m somebody who loved the first two Xboxes, except for the 360 I had that RRODed on me.
Pirates spend 300% more on content than the rest of us do | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment
I know there are many things I’ve bought that I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t downloaded them first. Pretty much any DVD or Blu-ray I’ve imported from the UK falls into that category.
“Average 50TB a month—30,000 percent higher than average—and Verizon will call.”
While I’m against bandwidth caps, especially the rather low ones a lot of US ISPs have, 77TB a month is insanely ridiculous.
I’m also absurdly jealous of his storage setup.
(Photo: Webby Awards / YouTube, GIF: Sappavu / YouTube)
And the battle rages on: After the White House weighed in on the “gif” versus “jif” issue, some thought it was settled in favor of a hard “G” — but the creator of the .gif image format himself has made a final pronouncement: “It’s a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
Tell us, Tumblr: Is it ‘GIF’ or ‘JIF’?
The G in GIF stands for “Graphical”. You don’t pronounce “graphical” with a J. You also don’t pronounce G with a J. To pronounce it as “jif” is stupid, with an s that sounds like an s.
An excellent article, and worth reading.
Enough about the Xbox One. Enjoy an animated GIF of the lovely Ashley Benson.
You can’t loan somebody a game and if you want to bring a game to a friend’s house you have to login to your Live account, not theirs…
But what if you want to bring a game disc to a friend’s house and play there? You’ll have to pay a fee—and not just some sort of activation fee, but the actual price of that game—in order to use a game’s code on a friend’s account. Think of it like a new game, Harrison said.
Another piece of clarification around playing games at a friend’s house – should you choose to play your game at your friend’s house, there is no fee to play that game while you are signed in to your profile.
Fuck that noise. PS4 for me.
LOL. Sony stock shot up today after the Xbox One announcement. I guess some people are feeling Microsoft focusing more on trying to be everything to everyone might not appeal to people who want a video game console as much as the PS4.
Do all of the whiners out there that complained about this also want apologies for all the shirtless men in the TWILIGHT movies or movies like MAGIC MIKE? I’m pretty sure the trailers for those flicks played up the shirtless muscles of the male actors.
Matt Smith looks a bit Doctor #9 rather than 11 here. (Or 10th and 12th if the rumor about the version of the Doctor that John Hurt is playing as the “real” 9th Doctor.)
Allgamesbeta has a ton of pictures of the new console.
A Few Interesting Xbox One Tidbits
No backwards compatibility. So I guess we all better hope our 360s don’t break.
It will have a Blu-ray drive, and discs are only needed once to install games to the hard drive. You won’t need the disc in the machine to play like on the 360. Used games will be possible, but a second installation of a disc on another account or machine will come with a fee. (Source)
Honestly, I didn’t see anything that makes me want this more than a Playstation 4. I haven’t quite decided yet if I’ll want it in addition to the PS4.