This is great, but also weird. My viewpoint is that I already own the game soundtracks that I love, and the unique thing about Video Games Live is their Live performances... I already got the listening to the music at home stuff covered by the actual game soundtracks.
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Any word or thoughts on the state of Digital versions of games on the Xbox One? I would obviously prefer to get my Watch_Dogs on via digital version but all I'm seeing is that it's only available 'retail' on the Xbox One. Sony confirmed that seemingly all their games are available via the online store, so what's the hold up on the Xbox end of things? Seems like a great time to flip the switch on doing day one digital versions like Sony has been doing a bit already on the ps3 and will seemingly do 100% from now on with the ps4, why start the new xbox off with half measures on the digital front when it's kinda a main goal we are all working towards for distribution?
Still seems like a thing that could either change soon (within a year) or actually stay the same (digital versions for 360 games came like.. a year after its' release pretty often... SADFACE).
I'm the kinda person that has on multiple occasions considered and sometimes even re-bought digital versions of 360 games even if I already owned the disc version. I was lucky enough to get some 'free' digital versions of games like alan wake when I got my latest 360, but I actually crumpled and re-bought halo reach cause I wanted it digital. Granted I didn't then go out and re-buy every game I've ever owned digitally... I'm pretty poor. My desire, however, for a seamless digital library of games is great enough to always make me on the lookout for this kinda stuff, and I think that it's a bummer that the info release so far even if it may be slightly out of date seeing as how many Xbox One things changed in the last month alone and that I don't think I've seen actual specifics on what forms you can download all your games... I had for a while after E3 assumed it would be all digital since I THOUGHT I heard Microsoft say as much there... but zero word since and the only actual google-able info points to 'retail' versions only.... :(
EDIT: Scratch all of that... my histaria about possibly not getting a digital version of these games grew into a frenzy faster than my consious mind could handle lol. They did in fact say all games can be downloaded, and I take a leap of faith in assuming even disc versions will be tied to your account and available to be downloaded fully also (ala steam). It makes sense for how they had set up the service since their very first announcement and even without updated word on the state of the stuff now it seems like it wouldn't have changed the fact of digital versions are just 'there' on your account regardless of how you get your game on (disc or... some sensitive man from libia's snale mail delivery of floppy disc games)
I don't think it exists? I only say that because for the 10 hours before I got the chrome version I'd never seen one, and 20+ hours after I still haven't seen one. Often I mistake one for a raycaster but its... it's always just a raycaster.
It's prolly like the monster versions of cars, you never see them in the wild really, just in the garage after doing their specific requirements.
Haven't heard anything on if the Xbox One has a specific low power state similar to the ps3/4 where it just wakes up at a specific time to check for updates, but I think it does update games by itself rather than having to check for that games update as you launch it... I think...
The current 360 does have that "start a download and if you turn it off it can go into low power and finish the dl THEN turn off after it's done" mode... so seeing as they are already playing around with low power update type modes I'm sure some form of that will be there for the Xbox One. Either Way these modes take so few watts you shouldn't be concerned.
If you're trying to cut down on your power usage and your bill, invest in lighting that does this (LEDs or whatever), that seems to be the biggest chunk you can cut from your bill without going crazy with scheduled usage of stuff, though I hear in america (from the tested podcast) that timed usage of large appliances (TVs/Video Games) do cost more or less depending on your areas usage, so using your high power consuming stuff during peak hours costs you more for example, so look into that if you haven't already.
New revamped lighting, and look into any time related power usage stuff in your area... the low power modes of consoles is a lot lower on the list of most bang for your power saving buck I think.
I can't remember a moment in a game I played where there were ANY mental health issues at all. Like proper ones, one could argue thugs in batman are mentally ill or whatever, but as far as proper focus on a character that HAS a mental illness other than 'you this dude is crazy'... nope, don't think I've played a game like that... and I kinda play all the video games :)
So call me when video games actually tackle an issue, and then I'll have an opinion on it.
Added you guys, I'm generally wanting to play the game from 9pm-2am PDT. If you find yourself desperate though you can PM me on the site and we can try and find a time to play together, I've kept trying the brings co-op only missions with randoms and it's almost always a case where we run 2 steps and die, restart and repeat that for 10mins, very unfun and zero communication.
It's cumbersome to actually add friends since in-game there doesn't seem to be a way to do it at all, especially no way from the in-game lobby from Co-op. Kinda a bummer, there isn't even chat in the lobby either :S Some weird quirks like that in blacklist.
I'm Hotbones on uplay (cause djjoejoe was taken I think... plus all my games are on this account since years ago sadly)
Pretty good line up IMO
Way better than the 360's Launch
Sure, the 360 lineup was pretty rad for me at the time though, and I didn't even play Condemned (just the demo, which I thought was rad but scarey and I'm a big wimp). I adored Project Gotham Racing 3, Amped 3, and Perfect Dark Zero and Call of Duty 2. Yea in retrospect not the best games... but dude you only need like 1-2 games for launch that you enjoy, the rest comes soon after and this year particular seems to be set up for that also (tons of 2014 games that look very rad to me). Watch Dogs is THE game for me right now and I'm glad it's so close to launch, on launch day it seems they are saying now (why no day one edition guys... I get that it may have not been clear up till now but that shit is so stupid and small... just like an avatar item and a skin or something BS... just throw that shit in there lol... make me feel special!!!).
Definitely 'more' games on the Xbox One this time around, though honestly I just care about that one magical game and the rest are looking great but... I could care less (back in the day I'd rent those games... these days I just don't play them usually). Tons of sports games too it seems, lots more games on the list this time round where I can see they are likely to be good games but my interest in them has dropped, like forza and dead rising for example... look like they will be rad games but I kinda went through my racing games back on the xbox and 360, and now I really JUST care about codemaster dirt games at best... or a new project gotham... *squints eyes.
Prolly should be a more accurate word to describe the 'group' o' peeps, but it's not a big enough deal for people to do anything more than maybe say something quick then forget about it. Anyone saying something more than that it makes them slightly uncomfortable really should try and look at their own issues and how they view themselves. There's more happening than them being offended, as would anyone who has heard the word psychology would know.
If you're capable of it, reverting to using other more fun words often can defuse that situation and should be more than enough to solve things and even improve your moods.
"I'm a lady"
"I apologize that you are uncomfortable with the word I used, I meant the least offense possible with the word and it comes from a place of complete neutral usage. However I will make an effort to use other words in it's place when I can."
'Chums' is the only one that pops into my head right now that I think I could pull off and be a bit more funny than ''guys" would otherwise be. Though I also use guys in a serious tone too and have no idea a word to fit in that situation.
Sometimes I add an animated gif to my Android Homescreen, this is a case where I'm doing just that. Just a quick jobie.
Click to play the gif, it's large so I didn't want to drag/drop (since that uses the native res of the image... which is 1300x960 something ;) Most browsers don't handle animated gifs very well anyways so one this resolution and ~20MBs kinda doesn't have a chance to not be choppy, trust me it's smooth on my HTC One S )
Also made this one of the cloud shadows, it jumps forward so it gets all of a cloud pass within a timeframe that isn't crazy. Even still the gif is something close to 40MBs. Cheers.