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View Poll Results: Which ones would it have to be ?
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Sony PlayStation 3 202 votes (31.91%)
Nintendo Wii 328 votes (51.82%)
Microsoft XBox 360 213 votes (33.65%)
None 34 votes (5.37%)
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We should keep recommending him all the worst games, just keep stirring regret.
     
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Aug 5, 2008, 06:07 PM
 
You really should've used spoiler tags on that last post Dakar. Now he's gonna know!
     
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Meh, you've got a good system. Pick up Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank, and Warhawk and you'll forget all about Halo.
Ah! Misconception!

I haven't actually purchased the PS3 yet. There's a shortage around here. I've checked some local Best Buys, Gamestops, and one Wal-Mart, but everyone's out. For whatever reason, this whole area is on a game system-buying spree.

I was going to wait for the new, $400 80GB version anyways, but I'm taking my youth group to New Orleans this weekend, and told the gaming-crazed guys who are staying in my room to bring their 360. We'll go a little Halo crazy, and I can see if I love it anywhere as close to how much I loved the old ones.

Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Less than 24 hours and you're already reconsidering things...

Is that a new record?
Of course not! I've actually been walking out of the store with a system in hand wondering, "Did I just do the right thing?"
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Ah! Misconception!

I haven't actually purchased the PS3 yet.
Then I guess you didn't truly choose yet.
     
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Aug 5, 2008, 08:10 PM
 
Even if I had bought it already, does anyone here actually think I'd have "truly chosen" at that point?
     
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Aug 5, 2008, 08:21 PM
 
I guess "went with" is the closest thing.

Sometime, you need to tell your wife she should appreciate your inability to commit is limited to the console realm. Probably the next time you change your mind on one.
     
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Aug 5, 2008, 10:11 PM
 
Just suck it up and buy both. It's really the only way to be truly satisfied.

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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I guess "went with" is the closest thing.

Sometime, you need to tell your wife she should appreciate your inability to commit is limited to the console realm. Probably the next time you change your mind on one.
You're going to think I'm joking, but I broke up with my wife 5 times (she claims responsibility for 2 of them, but I think that's just so I don't look like such a fool)...

[EDIT] I thought I should add that I'm 100% satisfied with my decision to get married. No regrets on that purcha-...uh, commitment.
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
You're going to think I'm joking, but I broke up with my wife 5 times (she claims responsibility for 2 of them, but I think that's just so I don't look like such a fool)...

[EDIT] I thought I should add that I'm 100% satisfied with my decision to get married. No regrets on that purcha-...uh, commitment.
I really need to stop responding to you until you take the plunge.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I really need to stop responding to you until you take the plunge.
You can't stop. It's a compulsive desire to feed my neurosis.
     
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Aug 6, 2008, 12:21 PM
 
Inverted eh? I'll try that.
Yes, clearly a light hearted joke is the entire problem here. Not the narcissistic ego bukake that is the lounge.
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
You can't stop. It's a compulsive desire to feed my neurosis.
It feels almost as good as a tranquilizer dart to the neck.
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Inverted eh? I'll try that.
Only if you seek out frustration (and possibly nausea) in your life.
     
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Aug 9, 2008, 04:05 AM
 
It is done. I am a PS3 owner. I currently have zero regrets.

I haven't even been able to unbox it yet. I'm in New Orleans, and won't be back until after midnight Saturday. We'll see...we'll see...
     
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Aug 9, 2008, 03:23 PM
 
Which one did you get? MGS4 Bundle?
     
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
It is done. I am a PS3 owner. I currently have zero regrets.

I haven't even been able to unbox it yet. I'm in New Orleans, and won't be back until after midnight Saturday. We'll see...we'll see...
Starting the stopwatch... now.
     
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Aug 9, 2008, 05:39 PM
 
If you 360 owners haven't picked up Braid yet - do it! It's an amazing game.

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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
If you 360 owners haven't picked up Braid yet - do it! It's an amazing game.
Ugh, my brain hurts!

Just wrapped up world 2 after tearing my hair out on a few of them, now I'm stuck in the last levels of world 3.

Cool game, hard game, brain hurts.
     
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I hear ya. I'm on World 4 and just get stumped quite often. There are some guides out there but this is one I'd rather beat on my own.

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Aug 9, 2008, 11:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
Why is it "Terrible news" for PS3 fans? It is still coming out for PS3. If anything the sony exects might be upset but they probibly had the chance to pay for an exclusive and didn't want to.
Since we're just pulling guesses out of our hats, I'd guess Sony wasn't offered any sort of reasonable deal for exclusivity. 20 million 360s is hard to ignore.

This is indeed a major coup for MS. You're right it's not really terrible news for PS3 fans per se, but it is as you suggest terrible news for Sony.

My only concern is that they shitty down the game to make it easier on the 360 CPU or storage.
Storage yes (esp. if there is a lot of recorded content). CPU no.

P.S. I'm still quite impressed at the phenomenon that the Wii has become. Wii junk... errr... accessories are EVERYWHERE... And it's interesting seeing Wii yoga videos in the electronic store gaming departments (which are staffed by 17 year old male computer geeks).
     
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Which one did you get? MGS4 Bundle?
Nope. Bought the 40GB version so I could upgrade the hard drive myself.
     
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Not that it means much in the greater scheme of things, but nonetheless, I thought it was interesting that the Xbox 360 finally beat the PS3 one week in Japan. Of course, the Wii still won the week though.

Week ending Aug. 10 in Japan:

Wii: 41044
360: 28116 <-- Tales of Vesperia launched August 7.
PS3: 10705
     
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Never heard of it, but I could go for an RPG lately.
     
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So is anyone else playing Bionic commando: Rearmed?

It's freaking awesome.

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So is anyone else playing Bionic commando: Rearmed?

It's freaking awesome.
I've heard it enough lately that I've been convinced to buy it, but probably won't do so until next week. Have you finished it?
     
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No. I'm on the last level and it's obnoxiously epic and tough. The whole game is a pain in the ass. But in a good way. Each level is so short and easy once you figure it out... it just take an hour or two of dying over and over before you get each part down to a science.

I'm going back through the earlier levels and finding the hidden weapon upgrades before moving on.

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I don't know who else here uses Connect360, but I finally had to turn it off last night because it seems like it's almost always in a state of rescanning my HD (and using 80%+ of my CPU). They do give you a choice to select how often it rescans, but as far as I can tell, the application doesn't honor the suggestion, and they're ludicrous anyway, as the longest interval option is 2 hours.

Once a day seems like too often (though the exception might be podcasts...), but who the hell is throwing anything new in their videos folder often? It'd be nice if they had an option to turn it off/do it manually. (And they have an option to rescan as often as 5 minutes. If you've got new content on your Mac every 5 minutes, chances are you don't have time for the Xbox)

I think I'll be just going into SysPrefs to activate it when I need it, as I haven't been on the Xbox (nor accessing media on my Mac) very frequently lately.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I don't know who else here uses Connect360, but I finally had to turn it off last night because it seems like it's almost always in a state of rescanning my HD (and using 80%+ of my CPU). They do give you a choice to select how often it rescans, but as far as I can tell, the application doesn't honor the suggestion, and they're ludicrous anyway, as the longest interval option is 2 hours.
Yeah, I too thought the 2 hours was odd for a maximum. Perhaps we should ask for a feature request. Scan only once per day, or at launch.

But how much are you scanning? I have it scan one directory, not my entire drive for example. It doesn't seem to bother my machine too much.
     
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Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Yeah, I too thought the 2 hours was odd for a maximum. Perhaps we should ask for a feature request. Scan only once per day, or at launch.

But how much are you scanning? I have it scan one directory, not my entire drive for example. It doesn't seem to bother my machine too much.
My iTunes folder, and my Movies folder. But that's like 100 GB right there. Maybe more.

Even worse, I was on 3.1.1, and it told me there's no update... but I was searching last night and the latest version is 3.1.5 (dropped last week). Apparently added the option to set the iTunes rescan. So I installed it, and it lists itself as 3.1.1, even though the iTunes rescan setting has appeared...
     
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Aug 19, 2008, 01:38 PM
 
Holy crap. Dead rising on Wii looks close to PS1 quality and there are only 5 baddies on screen when on the 360 there were hundreds.

http://www.destructoid.com/dead-risi...r-100253.phtml
     
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Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Not that it means much in the greater scheme of things, but nonetheless, I thought it was interesting that the Xbox 360 finally beat the PS3 one week in Japan. Of course, the Wii still won the week though.

Week ending Aug. 10 in Japan:

Wii: 41044
360: 28116 <-- Tales of Vesperia launched August 7.
PS3: 10705
You can bet your muffins that isn't going to last long.
     
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Not in Japan, no.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
My iTunes folder, and my Movies folder. But that's like 100 GB right there. Maybe more.

Even worse, I was on 3.1.1, and it told me there's no update... but I was searching last night and the latest version is 3.1.5 (dropped last week). Apparently added the option to set the iTunes rescan. So I installed it, and it lists itself as 3.1.1, even though the iTunes rescan setting has appeared...
Connect360 is at 3.36 already.


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You can bet your muffins that isn't going to last long.
I'm just surprised it happened at all.
     
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Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Connect360 is at 3.36 already.
Yeah, I don't remember numbers so well.

Make it 3.31, but whatever I downloaded directly off their site left it at the same version number in the About. Not to mention the damn thing said I was up to date previous to that.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
Yeah, I don't remember numbers so well.

Make it 3.31, but whatever I downloaded directly off their site left it at the same version number in the About. Not to mention the damn thing said I was up to date previous to that.
Log out and then log back in.
     
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Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Log out and then log back in.
Is that a common problem & fix?
It's not a big deal to me that the version is wrong, as I said the iTunes rescan pref appeared. But I'm not used to or never noticed this kind of behavior from an app.
     
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The Preference Pane gets relaunched after a new login.

Honestly I don't know if that is the cause of your version number discrepancy, but it seems logical that it could be.

P.S. Now that I have a rock solid powerline network, it has breathed new life into my 360's media streaming. 802.11g in my setup was simply too unreliable for video streaming. So basically I was only ever using it for a few photos and for some AAC/MP3 streaming. With my powerline network, now it's 100% stable, and with speeds around 30 Mbps, and great for video streaming.

It's too bad though that the 360 won't play QT HD H.264 consistently above 10 Mbps, cuz my network streams it just fine (to my MacBook). All of my QT 720p trailers are below 10 Mbps, but a few of my QT 1080p trailers go as high as 12ish Mbps. (It'd be nice if MS beefed up their H.264 support. I mean the 360 already plays up to 30 Mbps HD DVD H.264 just fine, so it's not as if the 360 can't do it.)
     
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Yeah, I upgraded from a .11b to an n (technically g on the iMac) and it's been magical.
     
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Yeah, I upgraded from a .11b to an n (technically g on the iMac) and it's been magical.
How did you get n on the 360? Did you buy an n wireless gaming adapter or something?
     
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I keep my 360 hardwired to my Time Capsule, so I'm only limited by the speed of the wireless on my iMac.
     
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Looks like a cool game, but to the graphics.

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They could be a Wii bit better?
I couldn't resist
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
I don't know who else here uses Connect360, but I finally had to turn it off last night because it seems like it's almost always in a state of rescanning my HD (and using 80%+ of my CPU). They do give you a choice to select how often it rescans, but as far as I can tell, the application doesn't honor the suggestion, and they're ludicrous anyway, as the longest interval option is 2 hours.

Once a day seems like too often (though the exception might be podcasts...), but who the hell is throwing anything new in their videos folder often? It'd be nice if they had an option to turn it off/do it manually. (And they have an option to rescan as often as 5 minutes. If you've got new content on your Mac every 5 minutes, chances are you don't have time for the Xbox)

I think I'll be just going into SysPrefs to activate it when I need it, as I haven't been on the Xbox (nor accessing media on my Mac) very frequently lately.
I had been wondering what had been making my Sawtooth so slow. I'm sure part of it is the lack of RAM, but I just turned off Connect360 and got quite a bit of speed back.
     
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Umm, what?: Japan Is TOTALLY Sold Out of Xbox 360s (New Shipment Next Month!) | Kotaku Australia

It must be getting a little chilly in hell.
     
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They fail to mention that they only had a stock of 20 units for all of Japan to begin with.
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
They fail to mention that they only had a stock of 20 units for all of Japan to begin with.
I'll repost this again, just for my amusement.

Week ending Aug. 10 in Japan:

Wii: 41044
360: 28116 <-- Tales of Vesperia launched August 7.
PS3: 10705



Originally Posted by Brien View Post
I had been wondering what had been making my Sawtooth so slow. I'm sure part of it is the lack of RAM, but I just turned off Connect360 and got quite a bit of speed back.
Yeah, but that's a Sawtooth. What do you have, a G4 450 or something? Even with a CPU accelerator those things are slow. I have both a Cube G4 450 and a Cube G4 1.7 BTW. I wouldn't want to run much in the background on either of them (although it's possible on the 1.7 GHz, depending on the app).
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
Holy crap. Dead rising on Wii looks close to PS1 quality and there are only 5 baddies on screen when on the 360 there were hundreds.

http://www.destructoid.com/dead-risi...r-100253.phtml
NoWAYYYYY... it's more like Atari2800 grafix !

In all fairness, it's not complete. And i think in an interview with IGN and they mentioned theyre aiming for 100 zombies on screen.

Im not saying it's upto XB360 graphics, but who cares, theyre putting the RE4Wii engine to good use, and i guess when it's done it will capture the essence of the original in 480p.

Personally... whether its XB360 or Wii, this game is a 'meh' at best. enjoy it on ur Xb360 tho.

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Madworld is the only game coming out that really excites me on the Wii.
     
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye_a View Post
enjoy it on ur Xb360 tho.
I'm ****ing stoked for the 360 version.
     
 
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