Atary77's forum posts

#1 Posted by Atary77 (500 posts) -

@truthtellah: I can totally understand that. But I guess the big sticking points for me are things that, aren't so reliant on how well servers hold up such as, how they treat used games and they like. But yeah I get a lot of E3 is fluff, but I just wish there was less fluff and more fact. Such as pricing, release date, online requirements, DRM, things along those lines.

#2 Posted by Atary77 (500 posts) -

@truthtellah: I have a feeling your response is spot on to the outcome I'm predicting. Which really sucks because, if you want to sell people on these consoles, be up front and show some transparency. But the reason you don't do that I suspect is because you know it will turn people off and may very well be a deal breaker.

#3 Posted by Atary77 (500 posts) -

There's been a lot of talk and rumors about the PS4 and and Xbox One since the respective announcements of each console. My problem though is there hasn't been any confirmation or clarification which is what I desperately want most of all out of these two. I don't want to hear any more rumors, I want to know what's fact and what's official.

Which brings me to my question as suggested by the title, do you guys think these two companies will finally give consumers the much needed clarification on what these two consoles entail about their policies, functionality, online requirements, and the like?

I'm just really sick and tired of companies like Sony and Microsoft making such a big show of nothing and being totally mum about what's really important. Things that could very well make or break the deal on buying these new consoles. I always find it's a crumby excuse when they say "Even we don't know the answer to that yet". I'm sorry but if you're going to be putting these things into full scale production and sale before the end of this year, shouldn't you have figured all the important stuff out by now?

I'll admit, maybe it's foolish to expect any kind of clarification out of E3. An event that's basically been made into one giant commercial. But honestly, this is a big event, they're drawing as much attention to themselves as possible, wanting us to pay attention to every stupid word they say in the hopes of getting some relevant information about their product, give us some answers!

#4 Posted by Atary77 (500 posts) -

Just to make sure, no this is not me trying to get you all to buy my stuff and point you to where my stuff is being sold at. I haven't even posted anything online yet which is why I'm here asking this simple question.

So I'm looking to unload a lot of stuff from my video game collection primarily PS2, 360, even a handful of original Xbox games. Times kinda suck, I could use the cash, and I'd rather see these go to someone who'd probably get more mileage out of these since all they're doing is sitting on a shelf. Some are more used than others but I have kept cases and manuals for each game that I have them with. Each one of my games work perfectly well as I've taken care of them best I can but I am curious where would be a better place to sell my games online, Amazon or Ebay?

Or perhaps some of you folks know of a third solution that you'd use to sell off games instead? All I know is there's bound to be someone who's looking to take a lot of these off my hands.

Thoughts?

#5 Posted by Atary77 (500 posts) -

Great work Alex. Ebert has and always will have my utmost respect.

#6 Edited by Atary77 (500 posts) -

UPDATE: Problem solved

Turns out I'm just an idiot! You see I also have my PC hooked up to my 42 inch Vizio TV via HDMI which I have plugged into my second video card. Turns out I was still extending the Displays as I was playing and didn't realize it which probably caused the issue I was having. Once I realized this I changed my settings to display only on my primary monitor and Huzzah! It didn't crash! So yeah I'm good now. Sorry for the trouble folks.

#7 Posted by Atary77 (500 posts) -

As the title suggest, I've been running the game perfectly fine at the "Normal" preset in the graphics options. However when I meet Elizabeth and I get to the scene when you see her open a tear for the first time, the game locks up and crashes sending me back to the desktop.

Here are my current desktop PC specs

Windows 7 64 bit

AMD Phenom II 956 Processor 3.40 gig Quad Core

4 gig RAM

Two GeForce GT 240 video cards with latest drivers

Anyone have any advice or suggestions to keep this from happening? It always happens in this same exact scene in the game and I never encountered any issues before this point.

Any help would be appreciated.

#8 Edited by Atary77 (500 posts) -

stop watching justified....

Never watched it.

It means stop playing ZombieU.

Never played it.

@fourwude said:

Dead Rising mixed with Borderlands.

Stop playing those games. And then the maniacal hillbillies and zombie attraction will go away.

Haven't played Dead Rising in a good long while but I have been grinding Borderlands.

I'll get a little analytical here.

The dream seems to be about empowerment of yourself to overcome some struggle or adversity. Could be your subconscious dealing with relationship issues, trouble at work or school. Some peers are jerks. That sort of thing.

I'll admit I have been feeling pressure not just from my job but from the pressure of also trying to find a new job. Which has been more difficult than I thought unfortunately.

Yeah haven't had any more dreams like this lately thank goodness. But sometimes I do wonder if my subconscious just wanted to screw with me.

#9 Posted by Atary77 (500 posts) -

Just to get straight to it, I'm dreaming that I'm working in a factory. For some reason I'm wearing a red flannel shirt and jeans. I don't own a flannel shirt but I do have plenty of jeans. Also I haven't worked a factory job in years and I can't even tell what kind of factory it was. All of a sudden a group of psychopathic hillbillies just start shooting up the place. Two of them were guys and one was a woman and none of them looked attractive at all. They were just on a shooting spree. It was pretty nuts. Out of no where I get shot in the head by the woman.

Now rather than the dream simply ending it gets even weirder. Like I can't see or move but... I can still hear what's going on in the building. Just people screaming and those insane hillbillies laughing maniacally shooting people. It was pretty screwed up. Next thing I know it's some time later and guess what? I'm now a zombie. Still wearing the same clothes but now my skin is a dark blue of some kind. I don't look too bad but I can tell I have some obvious wounds. Rather than your run of the mill dumb cannibalistic zombie I actually seem to be functioning just fine with the exception I can't speak well. As I walk around I see there are other zombies like myself and no one is freaking out or anything. It was like zombies were accepted among society but treated like they were handicapped or something.

Ya know those dreams that feel so vivid and realistic you could swear you can actually feel and touch certain things? Well as I look at my right hand I notice the tip of bone sticking out of my middle finger. As I tried to pull the skin of my finger up I could feel the flesh of my hand moving against bone like a glove. There wasn't any pain just this icky gross feeling of my skin feeling loose against the bones. It felt really weird. Of course it gets even more weird.

At one point my sister decides to take me out to eat. I have no idea why. We go to a small restaurant and the lady working behind the counter looks at me and simply says "Oh you'll want to give him meat." like she wasn't frightened or anything. Probably because there were other people and zombies alike just chilling out. And I figure maybe meat is what zombies are supposed to have? Lady comes back and gives me a Styrofoam container with some breaded chicken nuggets. My only reaction is, "Nuggets!" as I said in a low moaning zombie way. No living flesh or nothing nope! Just nuggets. They looked almost homemade. I assume they tasted good because even as a zombie I was enjoying them.

Then out of nowhere I hear those same hillbilly psychos attacking the restaurant. Rather than run like a lot of people were doing I just thought maybe now that I'm an undead zombie... I could take these fools down! So I walk into the back and notice the hillbillies now looked MUCH different than last time I saw them. They were mutants. What kind of mutants you ask?

The best way I could describe them, they looked like humanoid lion fish. Their skin was this slimy yellow with light blue colored spots. Those big barbs that lion fish have stuck out on the sides of their hands and on their backs. It was pretty damn weird. But zombie me didn't care as I took a swipe at one of them and gave him a deep gash on his back. But the dude showed no sign that it hurt him in the slightest but instead looked at me in a very annoyed way, then proceeded to chuck my zombie hide out of a nearby window. That's pretty much where the dream ends.

I still remember waking up and thinking to myself "What the hell was that? Is there something wrong with me? Not saying you have to but if there's any one out there who knows how to interpret dreams at all, I'm curious of what you think of all this crazy nonsense. It was also brought to my attention that apparently I was wearing the same clothing as a notable zombie from the film Dawn of the Dead which I've never watched once in my life. Pretty freaky coincidence if you ask me.

Any thoughts on this madness?

#10 Edited by Atary77 (500 posts) -

I just find this whole mess fucking hilarious. Publishers and developers alike need to realise that this whole perpetual connection requirement is absurd and should never be forced onto consumers this way.