I was fortunate enough to run into Ryan once at a liqueur store in Seattle during PAX. Dude was exactly how I knew him from 'the internet' and super happy to talk to a guy who only knew him as "giant bomb". That was when I was only casually familiar with the site and podcast. I believe it was then that I became a full fledged duder.
Patrick you posted a quote that your father had on his desk I believe. Some time ago. Attitude by Charles Swindoll. I had never seen it before but that very moment a bunch of shit clicked into place for me and I made some life changes shortly afterwards. It sounds silly I know, but totally legit.
Anyway... Thanks to the whole crew for being great and providing awesome entertainment. Thanks for being unique
About the voice control stuff... I think we are lightyears away from voice being an integral part of how we interact with computers.
People say Google does it well, and I agree, except when it doesn't work right and you have to repeat yourself, the same thing with Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon. Also it just doesn't feel natural, and it annoys EVERYONE around you.
I was near a guy the other day who was dictating his text messages back to someone, and it was the most unnatural, ridiculous things I have witnessed in a long time when it comes to human interfaces.
It doesn't mean we should stop trying, however, and I actually think MS was taking a bold step making Kinect a pack-in. It really is too bad they backtracked.
I don't think the external drive support has launched yet... that said, it won't matter what sort of drive it is. There are certain protocol standards that MS will need to support and chances are they will support them.
This guy tries to explain how normal people buy game consoles and hardly any of you listen. Look, people, Sony could learn a thing or two about how to integrate, and Microsoft could be better at reaching out to smaller devs.
This is OK right? That my wife who plays casual Dance Central and XBOX Fitness would rather do that than play Flower or Fat Princess?
The story here, for me, is right up there with Mass Effect 2, and Bioshock Infinite.
I find it really odd that whenever the GB guys talk about the story in AC they jokingly suggest it's meaningless, and that even Ubisoft doesn't care. I didn't get the same impression from the 4th wall stuff in AC4... I thought it was humorous, but also a pretty great evolution of the modern timeline.
Also... from some of the market research stuff... I really hope to see some World War 2 AC action.