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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Mantisean in I think LTT makes up a majority of Vessel views...   
    Just want to jump in and give a big shout out to LinusTech for taking all the extra time to come in here and respond to everybody that he has and to try to clarify what is going on as much as he can. I should also remind him that he probably needs to get some sleep because I understand that they are filming the new Scrapyard Wars all week this week and he needs to get his rest so he doesn't forget to factor in the cost of the whole machine, and not just the GPU when determining price to performance :).
     
    But seriously, when i saw the the new Vessel pay thing yesterday I was only slightly "upset" because I wanted to know if there was a better way to give LMG my $20 instead of giving it to Vessel. But if their partnership with Vessel means that they are able to create something that they otherwise wouldn't have been able to fund then I saw that is great news. Anybody that is acting entitled about not getting shit for free need to grow up, stop acting like a spoiled 12 year old. Seriously.
     
    If you don't think Linus and all the people at LMG don't work their ass off to create content then you are out of your mind. Do they make mistakes? Sure. Could they make more stuff? Maybe. Could they make better videos? Probably. But this is the real world, its not perfect. They haven't even been in their new office for a year and they have had a lot of growing pains. It wasn't that long ago that the whole show was Linus and Slick in a garage wearing multiple sweatshirts and a jacket talking about computer stuff. They have come a long way.
     
    Just want to add that I hope you guys keep up the good work. I have really enjoyed watching a lot of the content that you guys put out. Scrapyard Wars are an absolute joy to watch. Holy Shit and the Workshop are both great newer formats that I have enjoyed. That Fallout build was crazy, not to mention the Christmas build with glitter. Just keep doing what excites you and I am sure that excitement will shine through.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from KellKonn in I think LTT makes up a majority of Vessel views...   
    Just want to jump in and give a big shout out to LinusTech for taking all the extra time to come in here and respond to everybody that he has and to try to clarify what is going on as much as he can. I should also remind him that he probably needs to get some sleep because I understand that they are filming the new Scrapyard Wars all week this week and he needs to get his rest so he doesn't forget to factor in the cost of the whole machine, and not just the GPU when determining price to performance :).
     
    But seriously, when i saw the the new Vessel pay thing yesterday I was only slightly "upset" because I wanted to know if there was a better way to give LMG my $20 instead of giving it to Vessel. But if their partnership with Vessel means that they are able to create something that they otherwise wouldn't have been able to fund then I saw that is great news. Anybody that is acting entitled about not getting shit for free need to grow up, stop acting like a spoiled 12 year old. Seriously.
     
    If you don't think Linus and all the people at LMG don't work their ass off to create content then you are out of your mind. Do they make mistakes? Sure. Could they make more stuff? Maybe. Could they make better videos? Probably. But this is the real world, its not perfect. They haven't even been in their new office for a year and they have had a lot of growing pains. It wasn't that long ago that the whole show was Linus and Slick in a garage wearing multiple sweatshirts and a jacket talking about computer stuff. They have come a long way.
     
    Just want to add that I hope you guys keep up the good work. I have really enjoyed watching a lot of the content that you guys put out. Scrapyard Wars are an absolute joy to watch. Holy Shit and the Workshop are both great newer formats that I have enjoyed. That Fallout build was crazy, not to mention the Christmas build with glitter. Just keep doing what excites you and I am sure that excitement will shine through.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from trag1c in I think LTT makes up a majority of Vessel views...   
    Just want to jump in and give a big shout out to LinusTech for taking all the extra time to come in here and respond to everybody that he has and to try to clarify what is going on as much as he can. I should also remind him that he probably needs to get some sleep because I understand that they are filming the new Scrapyard Wars all week this week and he needs to get his rest so he doesn't forget to factor in the cost of the whole machine, and not just the GPU when determining price to performance :).
     
    But seriously, when i saw the the new Vessel pay thing yesterday I was only slightly "upset" because I wanted to know if there was a better way to give LMG my $20 instead of giving it to Vessel. But if their partnership with Vessel means that they are able to create something that they otherwise wouldn't have been able to fund then I saw that is great news. Anybody that is acting entitled about not getting shit for free need to grow up, stop acting like a spoiled 12 year old. Seriously.
     
    If you don't think Linus and all the people at LMG don't work their ass off to create content then you are out of your mind. Do they make mistakes? Sure. Could they make more stuff? Maybe. Could they make better videos? Probably. But this is the real world, its not perfect. They haven't even been in their new office for a year and they have had a lot of growing pains. It wasn't that long ago that the whole show was Linus and Slick in a garage wearing multiple sweatshirts and a jacket talking about computer stuff. They have come a long way.
     
    Just want to add that I hope you guys keep up the good work. I have really enjoyed watching a lot of the content that you guys put out. Scrapyard Wars are an absolute joy to watch. Holy Shit and the Workshop are both great newer formats that I have enjoyed. That Fallout build was crazy, not to mention the Christmas build with glitter. Just keep doing what excites you and I am sure that excitement will shine through.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Rune in I think LTT makes up a majority of Vessel views...   
    Just want to jump in and give a big shout out to LinusTech for taking all the extra time to come in here and respond to everybody that he has and to try to clarify what is going on as much as he can. I should also remind him that he probably needs to get some sleep because I understand that they are filming the new Scrapyard Wars all week this week and he needs to get his rest so he doesn't forget to factor in the cost of the whole machine, and not just the GPU when determining price to performance :).
     
    But seriously, when i saw the the new Vessel pay thing yesterday I was only slightly "upset" because I wanted to know if there was a better way to give LMG my $20 instead of giving it to Vessel. But if their partnership with Vessel means that they are able to create something that they otherwise wouldn't have been able to fund then I saw that is great news. Anybody that is acting entitled about not getting shit for free need to grow up, stop acting like a spoiled 12 year old. Seriously.
     
    If you don't think Linus and all the people at LMG don't work their ass off to create content then you are out of your mind. Do they make mistakes? Sure. Could they make more stuff? Maybe. Could they make better videos? Probably. But this is the real world, its not perfect. They haven't even been in their new office for a year and they have had a lot of growing pains. It wasn't that long ago that the whole show was Linus and Slick in a garage wearing multiple sweatshirts and a jacket talking about computer stuff. They have come a long way.
     
    Just want to add that I hope you guys keep up the good work. I have really enjoyed watching a lot of the content that you guys put out. Scrapyard Wars are an absolute joy to watch. Holy Shit and the Workshop are both great newer formats that I have enjoyed. That Fallout build was crazy, not to mention the Christmas build with glitter. Just keep doing what excites you and I am sure that excitement will shine through.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from CGurrell in I think LTT makes up a majority of Vessel views...   
    Just want to jump in and give a big shout out to LinusTech for taking all the extra time to come in here and respond to everybody that he has and to try to clarify what is going on as much as he can. I should also remind him that he probably needs to get some sleep because I understand that they are filming the new Scrapyard Wars all week this week and he needs to get his rest so he doesn't forget to factor in the cost of the whole machine, and not just the GPU when determining price to performance :).
     
    But seriously, when i saw the the new Vessel pay thing yesterday I was only slightly "upset" because I wanted to know if there was a better way to give LMG my $20 instead of giving it to Vessel. But if their partnership with Vessel means that they are able to create something that they otherwise wouldn't have been able to fund then I saw that is great news. Anybody that is acting entitled about not getting shit for free need to grow up, stop acting like a spoiled 12 year old. Seriously.
     
    If you don't think Linus and all the people at LMG don't work their ass off to create content then you are out of your mind. Do they make mistakes? Sure. Could they make more stuff? Maybe. Could they make better videos? Probably. But this is the real world, its not perfect. They haven't even been in their new office for a year and they have had a lot of growing pains. It wasn't that long ago that the whole show was Linus and Slick in a garage wearing multiple sweatshirts and a jacket talking about computer stuff. They have come a long way.
     
    Just want to add that I hope you guys keep up the good work. I have really enjoyed watching a lot of the content that you guys put out. Scrapyard Wars are an absolute joy to watch. Holy Shit and the Workshop are both great newer formats that I have enjoyed. That Fallout build was crazy, not to mention the Christmas build with glitter. Just keep doing what excites you and I am sure that excitement will shine through.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from amintha1992 in I think LTT makes up a majority of Vessel views...   
    Just want to jump in and give a big shout out to LinusTech for taking all the extra time to come in here and respond to everybody that he has and to try to clarify what is going on as much as he can. I should also remind him that he probably needs to get some sleep because I understand that they are filming the new Scrapyard Wars all week this week and he needs to get his rest so he doesn't forget to factor in the cost of the whole machine, and not just the GPU when determining price to performance :).
     
    But seriously, when i saw the the new Vessel pay thing yesterday I was only slightly "upset" because I wanted to know if there was a better way to give LMG my $20 instead of giving it to Vessel. But if their partnership with Vessel means that they are able to create something that they otherwise wouldn't have been able to fund then I saw that is great news. Anybody that is acting entitled about not getting shit for free need to grow up, stop acting like a spoiled 12 year old. Seriously.
     
    If you don't think Linus and all the people at LMG don't work their ass off to create content then you are out of your mind. Do they make mistakes? Sure. Could they make more stuff? Maybe. Could they make better videos? Probably. But this is the real world, its not perfect. They haven't even been in their new office for a year and they have had a lot of growing pains. It wasn't that long ago that the whole show was Linus and Slick in a garage wearing multiple sweatshirts and a jacket talking about computer stuff. They have come a long way.
     
    Just want to add that I hope you guys keep up the good work. I have really enjoyed watching a lot of the content that you guys put out. Scrapyard Wars are an absolute joy to watch. Holy Shit and the Workshop are both great newer formats that I have enjoyed. That Fallout build was crazy, not to mention the Christmas build with glitter. Just keep doing what excites you and I am sure that excitement will shine through.
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    NamelessTed reacted to CGurrell in I think LTT makes up a majority of Vessel views...   
    Thanks for taking the time to answer Linus. I understand it's hard to answer everybody's questions, but you certainly took your time answering mine and I thank you for it (again for some reason... but thanks :P). Seriously though, I love what you guys are doing and intend to support you in any way I can, a view I'm sure the majority of the community shares. We're always looking forward to new content from you guys, whether it's a brand new series like Nerd Sports, a sequel like Scrapyard Wars, a Channel Super Fun games night video (For the record, I didn't noticed that the Odious Censor video wasn't edited by the CSF editor),
     
    We know you guys work really hard, and the majority of us appreciate it and understand how much work goes into a video. And it's also evident that you guys absolutely love your jobs. I'm not gonna say don't ever change, because change is good, and you should know that most of us will stand by you no matter what (unless you transfer completely from YouTube to an American TV Network. Then I'll never get to watch you at all... I'd probably move to the US at that point just to be able to watch). 
     
    Just so you know as well, like everybody else, I'm pretty damn hyped for Scrapyard Wars. It's funny, I see the configurations of the systems in SYW and I always get the best performer wrong, the result always surprise me, and that's a pretty damn entertaining thing. You guys really found a goldmine of ideas in SYW, I'm pretty sure I'd still be watching until series 2000 or something
     
    Keep up the good work. We're rooting for you
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Imabigmac in Is it worth buying a One Plus One at this point?   
    It all depends on the circumstances. The way tech and mobile tech goes you can always wait another 2-3 months and there will likely be a better phone. What phone do you have right now. Do you need a new phone today, within a couple of weeks, or can you wait 4 months? Outside of the ASUS Zenphone I'm not really sure what is coming in the next few months, tbh.
     
    What I can say from having the OPO is that I haven't found another phone on the market right now that I would prefer to have over it. For the price, it absolutely beats everything out there. I was worried it would be a bit too big but I adjust to the size within the first day. I am actually worried I might have to find a different phone as I am moving states next week and Tmobile coverage is terribly spotty where I am moving but am really really hoping AT&T coverage will be good enough so I can keep using the OPO. Worst case scenario is that I have to move to sprint at which point I really don't know what phone I would choose. For me the OPO just hits all the sweet spots that I like in a phone: very close to stock Android experience, feels great in the hand with the textured back, plenty of storage that I don't have to worry, 5.5" display is more enjoyable than expected and 1080p is good enough as I have never been crazy about stupid high PPI, which also results in better battery life. I have gone two full days of normal use without charging.
     
    Is the One Plus One still worth it to buy right now? Absolutely yes. Is it the most "future-proof", highest resolution, fastest, most RAM? Nope.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from MrTomnus in "Dimmdrive" to be released on Steam tomorrow   
    RAM disks have been around for a while and it seems like the major set back of it being simply too expensive still holds true, especially with SSDs these days. You can buy 32GB of RAM for about $275 + $30 for software leaving you at $305 total. There are a handful of SSDs in the 500GB range available around $300, that would seem like a much smarter investment in money for general use. Especially consider the fact that a lot of games coming out these days are bigger than the 32GB would allow you to load you will still not be able to load full games into your RAM. Furthermore, if you are really going after massive speed consider getting a PCI-Express SSD. They are more expensive than SATA SSDs but if you were considering paying $300 for 32GB of storage I don't think it would be much of a stretch to pay $200 for 128GB or $380 for $256.
     
    Of course it would be interesting to see some benchmarks. Compare and SSD to PCI-E SSD to the Dimmdrive and see how much loading times actually increase.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Dabombinable in "Dimmdrive" to be released on Steam tomorrow   
    RAM disks have been around for a while and it seems like the major set back of it being simply too expensive still holds true, especially with SSDs these days. You can buy 32GB of RAM for about $275 + $30 for software leaving you at $305 total. There are a handful of SSDs in the 500GB range available around $300, that would seem like a much smarter investment in money for general use. Especially consider the fact that a lot of games coming out these days are bigger than the 32GB would allow you to load you will still not be able to load full games into your RAM. Furthermore, if you are really going after massive speed consider getting a PCI-Express SSD. They are more expensive than SATA SSDs but if you were considering paying $300 for 32GB of storage I don't think it would be much of a stretch to pay $200 for 128GB or $380 for $256.
     
    Of course it would be interesting to see some benchmarks. Compare and SSD to PCI-E SSD to the Dimmdrive and see how much loading times actually increase.
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    NamelessTed reacted to nicehat in Sad news: Nvidia Maxwell has great litecoing mining performance   
    wow wccf tech..awesome source. 
     
    How about using this instead or anything else...can we as a forum get away from using these guys as sources for anything tech?
     
    http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/NVIDIA-Coin-Mining-Performance-Increases-Maxwell-and-GTX-750-Ti
     
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-750-ti-review,3750-17.html
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Simmytu in Razer's Project Christine   
    I will say right away that I totally understand why a company would want to make a product like this, and I can understand the initial excitement for a totally modular and very easily upgradable PC. This will obviously be considerably more expensive than the current "traditional" PC form factor. I am just not sure the simplicity and the performance increases one would get via upgrading would be worth how much I imagine something like this would actually cost. You have to wonder what the target audience for something like this is. It reminds me of the ideas floating around to have a modular smart phone, which I believe is equally doomed to fail.
     
    From a mainstream perspective, most electronics or "disposable" in that you buy a device and use it until it doesn't work or isn't "good enough" anymore. That might be something like 2 years for a cell phone or tablet, 2-5 years for a laptop, or 5+ years for a desktop PC. By the time a device feels too slow or stops working it often just doesn't make sense to replace parts or upgrade bits and pieces to get a little bit more life out of it, buying a whole new system is often the smarter choice in terms of price per performance. Upgrading to an SSD, increasing RAM, or even installing a fancy new GPU might be smart upgrades depending on specs, but a lot of the mass market people this would be too advanced. They would likely require somebody else to do it for them. In this instance I understand that the ease of just plugging a new block in would be great for them. But would this same market be interested in spending potentially double the money upfront? The more price conscious option would be to spend half as much on a PC now, and then the same amount of money on a PC in 3-5 years time.
     
    A fully modular PC like this clearly isn't for the PC enthusiast that already knows how to build a system on their own. Those people will realize that it will be way more cost effective to build their own machines.
     
    So maybe the current market for something like this would have to be people that have lots of money, but don't want/can't build their own systems. It would target the audience of the boutique PC market. People that play games or simulators and want a super high end rig, and want it to look cool as fuck and be able to run anything you throw at it. But even with those people, would they necessarily be interested in purchasing something that they could upgrade themselves? If they had a $4k rig built for them wouldn't they just pay somebody to upgrade it for them if they ever needed it?
     
    So maybe something like this would be really useful for production or enterprise use. Maybe a small studio has a computer that they 3D render or do video editing on. I guess I could see how it would be useful to be able to just slap another GPU into a rig and get more performance out of it. If you had 100 office computers the task of going through every one and upgrading something like a CPU or GPU or whatever would be quite daunting. I guess even with maintenance it isn't a huge deal when you are just at home but if you have to maintain many PCs it would become a much simpler task of just pulling one out and popping a new one in without having to open up a case and deal with any sort of cables or screws or anything. I think if a more modular design became affordable it would be great for those enterprise scenarios.
     
    At the end of the day, the major issue for me is open vs proprietary. Linus talks about this a bit in his video. If Razer tries to keep this proprietary then it is totally dead in the water. Absolute waste of time. However, IF all the companies could get together and have an open standard then it could become useful.
     
    I think I had a much more negative view of the idea project Christine before writing this post. I still think it is likely pie in the sky, and would be too expensive. But, I think it is a step in the direction of things to come. Maybe we could have something intermediary where certain things like mobo, CPU, and RAM are all locked in place but the GPU, HDD/SSD, and front I/O are easily upgradable in a fashion similar to what Razer is showing.
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    NamelessTed reacted to Glenwing in Samsung details the 64-bit processor it’s building in Apple’s shadow   
    Samsung is only doing this so they don't lose sales to Apple over something like 64-bit, even when it doesn't mean anything.
     
    Phones aren't like computers, you don't need 64-bit support so that you're "prepared" when 64-bit becomes necessary; phones come as a package, so as soon as phones start coming out with more than 4GB of RAM, that's when you need a 64-bit CPU to go along with it, and not a second before.  It won't matter that the phones before it had 32-bit CPUs, because they aren't the ones getting additional RAM.
     
    As for software support, having a 64-bit CPU now, even when there is no difference between 32-bit vs 64-bit software, so that when software does start to take advantage of it you'll be able to run it?  Sure, a little bit of advance preparation is fine.  But even most desktop software doesn't take any benefit from 64-bit.  Mobile software won't need it until it is more resource heavy than most desktop software, and if you buy a phone now with 64-bit planning to run software that heavy in the future, I'll tell you what, it sure won't be the instruction set width that's holding your performance back.  64-bit or no, current mobile CPUs are not going to be able to run software in the first place if it's so heavy that 64-bit actually matters.  It is absolutely pointless on phones now.  It will just slow down app production, and cost developers time and money making 64-bit versions so they can advertise "64-bit optimization", on top of still making 32-bit versions, to continue compatibility with older devices of course.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Kilerbomb in Nvidia Tegra Note 7 coming out November 12th in the US with Game Streaming!!!!!!   
    This has me very excited. I was tempted to get a Nexus 7 a while back but I decided against it. When i first heard rumors of the Tegra 7 I was quite excited. While I would prefer a higher resolution, I think 1280x800 will be "good enough" especially if the price point is as low as is rumored. I am especially excited about front facing speakers, something that was a major reason for me not buying a Nexus 7.
     
    I am really hoping I can play some Hearthstone on this baby through nVidia's streaming. That would be perfect with the stylus.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Colours in Nvidia Tegra Note 7 coming out November 12th in the US with Game Streaming!!!!!!   
    This has me very excited. I was tempted to get a Nexus 7 a while back but I decided against it. When i first heard rumors of the Tegra 7 I was quite excited. While I would prefer a higher resolution, I think 1280x800 will be "good enough" especially if the price point is as low as is rumored. I am especially excited about front facing speakers, something that was a major reason for me not buying a Nexus 7.
     
    I am really hoping I can play some Hearthstone on this baby through nVidia's streaming. That would be perfect with the stylus.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Snickerzz in Nvidia Tegra Note 7 coming out November 12th in the US with Game Streaming!!!!!!   
    This has me very excited. I was tempted to get a Nexus 7 a while back but I decided against it. When i first heard rumors of the Tegra 7 I was quite excited. While I would prefer a higher resolution, I think 1280x800 will be "good enough" especially if the price point is as low as is rumored. I am especially excited about front facing speakers, something that was a major reason for me not buying a Nexus 7.
     
    I am really hoping I can play some Hearthstone on this baby through nVidia's streaming. That would be perfect with the stylus.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from CodeTech95 in Would you prefer a fully automated restaurant?   
    I totally understand where you are coming from, but I don't think you are seeing the whole picture. I won't deny that the general trend going forward is going to include more and more automation for every day eating places. McDonalds has already had completely automated drink pouring for a while. As technology becomes cheaper over time it only makes sense that more and more of basic tasks will be done with computers/robots. For fast food or more basic dining experiences I don't necessarily have any issue with this trend.
     
    Of course, just because some restaurants follow this trend doesn't mean "traditional" restaurants are going to be going out of business or changing to become automated. There are a lot of people that work in restaurants because it is what they love to do, myself included. The people working in a lot of restaurants don't just behave like robots. We focus on making great food and offering a great dining service. And there are a lot of people that really enjoy different dining experiences.
     
    I actually think it would be really fun to eat somewhere like that sushi joint that is highly automated in that way. It would have to be a very unique way to dine. I just take issue with your stance of painting the entire restaurant industry in such a negative way.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Ethnod in Watchdogs & The Crew delayed until April 2014   
    I am totally ok with this. Watch Dogs is going to be a big game and I personally always prefer a game get delayed for 6 months than just have it get released with major issues. While I do really want to play the game, I would prefer that the game be finished properly and not rushed out the door. Good on Ubisoft for allowing more development time to get the game right. Whily Ubi has a tendency to pump out yearly releases for a couple of their major franchises it is good to see that they still understand how important it is for new IP to be properly developed. I just hope the game will be ready by Spring
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from stevv in Google is desperate - Chrome OS "transformation pack" for Windows 8   
    I have read through most of the comments on this thread and instead of getting into the whole debate I simply want to ask my initial reaction to reading the title and posting. How is this being desperate?
     
    Seriously, you can argue all day long whether this is good or bad, or who it benefits, etc. until the cows come home. But how is the fact that Google is allowing people to install a version of Chrome OS onto a Windows 8 machine being desperate in any way? It isn't like they are forcing everybody using Windows 8 into not being able to run the standard Chrome browser and making them only use this new Chrome OS version.
     
    Would you make the same argument for allowing people to install a virtual version of Android onto a desktop environment? Seriously, that would be an insane argument to make.
     
    I know you also complained about it only being available on Windows 8. It is possible that focusing on Windows 8 development was simply the easiest way for them to get the product out there. If you know anything about Google you probably know that they tend to release all of their products early and will even have a "beta" tag on them for years (hello gmail). Google doesn't develop behind the curtain and then release a full product. They start development on things and tend to release them before they are ready for mass market use and then make them better over time.
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    NamelessTed reacted to Ghost in Within two years, every Delta pilot will be using a Surface 2   
    Within two years there will be a surface 4.
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    NamelessTed reacted to Kirihuna in Nvidia Is Preparing the “Most Amazing Thing” Ever Made – Mark Rein .   
    Ouya is still in business?
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from allthatremains94 in PS Vita TV is a mini console that brings games and services to your TV, arrives November for around $100   
    This is really fucking cool. I wonder if it would be able to run other apps on teh market as well like Netflix and such. It would certainly have the power to do so.This makes me think that Sony understands what is happening in the market right now. IF this device offers streaming outside of the Sony universe it would be something I would really want to get over something like a Roku. Shit, as it is I am really considering picking up one of those $200 12GB PS3s since I currently don't have a media box on my TV or a PS3 and I really want to play Beyond: Two Souls. My other option would be to find a used PS3 on craigslist.
     
    But seriously, I feel that Sony is diversifying their platform in a smart way.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Vitalius in Mega Man creator launches Kickstarter for Mighty No. 9   
    This looks really cool to me. I remember a few years back when they announced Mega Man 9 and I was baffled by it. They literally just made a game straight out of 1988 and sold it as brand new just to make money on the retro phase that people were really into.
     
    This game looks like the right way to do it. It looks like a totally modern game. They are taking the base ideas of what made those old-school games really fun but then attempting to update them for the modern era. The concept art looks absolutely stunning, the way a modern side scrolling game should look, not 8-bit. Hopefully they will be able to innovate on gameplay as well. THIS is a game I will very likely actually buy and play when it comes out.
     
    And they already hit their goal so congrats to Keiji and the rest of the team on that.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from JujuShinobi in New Logitech G602 Gaming Mouse   
    The idea that the g400s has such a perfect sensor that making the mouse wireless is complete horse shit. And Logitech just simply doesn't have "absolutely everything" in their mouse lineup. The only wireless mice they have are catered towards use with laptops, or they have way too many buttons. This new G602 is just macro button overload. I almost got the G700s, I could overlook the 3 macro buttons along the left mouse button, but the 4 thumb buttons kill me and they just muddle up the whole area.
     
    The whole laser vs optical sensor isn't necessarily an issue to me. My G5 used a laser and it still works great. I am much more concerned with form factor, and button configuration. As a wired device, I actually prefer my new EC1 from Zowie. They are very similar mice but the EC1 feels just slightly better in my hand and all the buttons click nicely. My biggest complaint is the color of the scroll wheel, which I might mod with a white LED. It just seems crazy that Logitech hasn't figured out that taking their best selling line of mice through the years and making it wireless without adding any other stupid shit.
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    NamelessTed got a reaction from Artorias in Bethesda pushing Microsoft to drop XBL Gold fee for TES Online   
    The mess that Bethesda is making with ESO is going to be catastrophic. I am totally fine with having an MMO on a console. I think it is worth trying again in hopes that they might "get it right" or at least gain a decent audience.
     
    The big issue here is that it is 2013 and Bethesda wants to charge $15/month for ESO as well as having an additional cash shop in the game. My prediction is that we will see ESO go free-to-play in 6 months to a year. I know that they have said that the game simply isn't balanced around F2P but it is going to be there only option when the game doesn't sell as well as they expected in the first 3 months with no increase in subscribers in sight. The delay we see with them going F2P will depend on how long it actually takes them to change all the game elements to match, or how stubborn the higher-ups at Bethesda are.
     
    I think it is going to be hard enough for Bethesda to get a lot of people to pay the $15/month on PC where that has been the standard for a long time, though it is going away rapidly. The console market isn't used to the idea of paying $15/month to play a game. Yes, they have PS+ or Xbox LIVE, but that is a much smaller fee per month to play ALL their games online. The closest thing would be something like CoD Elite which is an optional fee that gives extra bonuses in the game and DLC for "free".
     
    I have been an Elder Scrolls fan for years now, but I don't play MMOs. I am still interested in ESO but I know I probably won't be buying it when it first comes out. If the game was $60 with no monthly fee I would be there in a heartbeat but I just don't like the idea of being forced to pay every month because that isn't the type of player that I am. I hope everything works out well for Bethesda, but I won't be surprised when we see ESO go F2P in a year.
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