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Everything posted by Ertman

  1. Can I play the anecdote game too. ok... I have: Xbox (original) Xbox 360 (Xenon) Xbox 360 S Xbox One S All still work fine and have played and tested out all of the older ones recently. The one I don’t really trust is the Xenon 360 as it feels like those live on borrowed time. It was fine for gaming on for 3 hrs recently.
  2. It kind of depends on left over stock too. This would more likely affect the number of retailers selling the console and possibly the price a bit. I figure the OneS would likely be dropped a significant amount, maybe lowest yet, but its not really known how much and whether the lack of availability of next gen will impact it.
  3. Without even considering the prices you are looking at paying, I vote for waste of money. Taking into account the prices, I think it would be insane to put that towards an FX system. You already have an "8 core" you can overclock, and the best you could be do is get a chip that might overclock slightly more, which won't result in a noticeable difference. Also, not sure how upgrading your GPU will help you if you are already saying you are CPU limited for what you want to do with you computer. My suggestion is to put that 160-200 towards a new platform, save until you ca
  4. Most likely VGA. but could be DVI, need picture to really know for sure.
  5. Ancedotally, using the megnetic properties of a 6inch speaker, I attached it directly to the side of a computer tower. It shouldn't have any effect, and it didn't. I am thinking the Magsafe will leaps and bounds less problematic.
  6. Well its been literally quoted by people, it has even appeared on LTT videos, and while it doesn't matter to you, it apparently matters to some.
  7. Did not realize the CPU was "maxing" out causing ongoing issues as "spiking" is normal in short bursts, thanks for providing more pertinent information to the problem. I have a CPU similar to the Q9300 that I used for a Plex server and light browsing and disc ripping and I did not experience the issues you are. So clearly theres something else going on here and makes me think there might be a fault in the hardware somewhere. If you have that strict of budget and want to use a PC for your server then the used route through thrift stores, craigslist, Facebook, or whateve
  8. The current CPU should be capable of 2 maybe even 3 1080p transcoded streams. For the chipset, there's not much to gain by upgrading the CPU. Ram is sufficient. Sounds like you are either having hard drive issues, or software issues possibly involving the OS. There's is a possibility that other hardware has had failures that have only shown up as slowing your computer down. Have you tried wiping and reinstalling the OS? If you are trying to make this system work, I would also recommend an SSD for the OS. If the Nvidia shield is a option for you, it's generally a pretty
  9. You asked for a reason, and if that feeling stuck with people , regardless if it improved, theres a reason.
  10. I am going to assume MS is going to be hands-off for most of the Day to Day stuff. They might assign specific studios to work on various projects, and I do think that they my provide direction if they want something done better. I think they know where the can help studios improve and where they will get in the way. So, yes I do think their games will be less buggy, but don't expect miracles overnight.
  11. That’s kind of the great thing about having a choice. For me, I didn’t care much for the Sony exclusives and preferred the some of the few Xbox ones. Obviously for you PlayStation is a better choice as it gives you more of the games you want.
  12. I too would recommend the lighter laptop over a gaming one for school. A little weight savings doesn't sound like much but it is very noticeable over the day.
  13. What budget? Usually the best option would be to go used. Then it kind of depends on your budget and features you want. PC gaming does make it easier. I can't speak to your local market, availability and price, but it usually goes a little something like this: Logitech DFGT Logitech G25/G27 (only because older and might be more worn, less used versions are pretty good) Thrustmaster T150/TX (? Not sure if they had a previous model) Thrustmaster TMX Logitech G29/G920 Thrustmaster TX/T300 This is general land a quick list o
  14. Yes, and how noticeable and dramatic those improvements will be will diminish with every generation. Ps1 to ps2 was a larger change than PS2 to PS3. I think this is forgone conclusion. There’s still going to be improvements but how dramatic they, how noticeable they are diminishes over time. Because the how noticeable the improvements are and required computing power don’t scale linearly, it’s more exponential.
  15. Yes, this has been true with every gen. Many Next Gen games coming out soon most likely started off as a project on the current Gen. This occurred when going from PS to PS2 to PS3 to PS4. Development time plays a factor to limiting how easily games can be upgraded to the next platform, but even a fully matured game will not have the dramatic improvements that came before it. Developers have had access to computers with similar capabilities for years so it’s not like the games are just being ported over. Many games are in fact being ported backwards with the reduction in features to me
  16. Neat bit. However diminishing returns doesn’t just apply to poly counts. The concept I am talking about is after a certain point improvements become a bit more nuanced and less dramatic. Then of course you run into hardware limitations when introducing or utilizing techniques to Improve visuals. Of course your post details much more of what I vaguely mentioned in the post you quoted. As it is right now There is still plenty of room for visual improvements, it’s that the expectations of seeing those dramatic differences as seen in other console upgrades is unrealistic.
  17. I agree, but it’s diminishing returns and you see the same problem in PC gaming too, it’s just that consoles have generations so it’s easier to compare. It requires significantly greater amount of processing power to to achieve a the same noticeable visual impact. It could probably be represented by an exponential curve. This decreasing visual jump is nothing new and it was discussed last Gen as even though the graphics had improved quite a bit it wasn’t the same experience as going from ps2/Xbox to ps3/360 and that wasn’t the same as ps1 to ps2. Overall I don’t think it’s
  18. My guess is that its just cut down silicon that didn't pass QA and they are just trying to make lemonade from those lemons. The product doesn't make much sense at this point, and they already have options for users who just need a video out.
  19. Sure have, well maybe not those specific items. I am the one saying that it’s not and Apple-centric thing and that this happens all the time with many different products, events or even services. Sure you could preorder online, until they sell out, but there is still the few that gets to you local store. Honestly the lineups have shrunk drastically compared to what they once were because of the preorders, the yearly releases, and greater supply.
  20. Not much different then when used to see people lining up for days for console releases. People used to do that kind of thing for just about anything, concert tickets, movie premiers, or anything where there’s a limited supply and high demand that required you to be a specific location to get your hands on it. Concert tickets and movie premiers are different now as the internet took away the need to be physically in a location to get tickets. Apparently sneakers is a big thing in some communities. Consoles are still kinda big for hype and people waiting in line. I am sure there are many other
  21. The question was whether the two scenarios of a grocer selling grocery items and a person renting out the use of their private collection of games are equivalent. They just aren’t. Your counter argument is nothing but changing the goal posts, and claiming counter arguments are irrelevant even if they have an effect on the very nature of the economic interaction. Its still a false equivalency when nearly all the elements of the economic interactions differ, especially those of intrinsic value. Clearly we don’t see eye to eye, I think this just have to be a topic where we
  22. On these forums there is actually anti-apple fanatics that will bash anything or anyone even mentioning an Apple product or news mentioning them. It’s truly remarkable.
  23. There is a long list of businesses (some are as bad or worse) included in this very thread that I am sure you have heard of.
  24. AMD Nvidia Intel Microsoft Google Sony Disney Marvel DC comics Facebook Instagram Twitter Toyota Honda GM Ford Tesla Walmart McDonald’s ... the list can go on forever I think the point that rabid fan bases exist everywhere for just about any brand and it’s a bit naive and shows bias if we say that it’s ONLY fans of companyX.