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#1 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

@zerosignal: yup and if you relaunch the game, go into SP first then launch MP from there it kinda looks different a bit but ultimately stalls at the same point, waiting to connect to peeps. Would have been smoother if it didn't force you to connect to a match the first thing out of the gate, at least let you wander and select the mission manually or something :S iunno.

#2 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

@clonedzero: Yea... as soon as I was told to walk 10miles in the desert, and seeing that it's a SMALL area relative to 10miles and going out of it resets your distance... how fuckin' dumb is that :( Judging by how fast I was able to make it running .7 miles I think that's easily a 30min or longer deal... real shitty :(

#3 Edited by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

I wonder if having John Marston as your daddy is a one time thing... I fiddled around a bit there then hit random and it turned him into a fully random daddy just like my mommy... and after that I couldn't seem to change it back to marston :S Oh well... I made a pretty lady that sleeps 10 hours a day, while I stay awake trying to connect into this online video game!!!!

#4 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

Whatever tool gets Watch_Dogs into my veins the fastest is the only thing I care about. Oh and seeing as the only upcoming indie title shown for the consoles that I have 'any' interest in is Below, and for the Xbox One, that's the one I'll prolly grab (also the ps4 still has a lot of promises for online service to live up to.. AND I play games on my 16:10 monitor which still isn't supported at all by my ps3... so.... )

#5 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

@isomeri said:

@crusader8463 said:

Just another reason I refuse to ever buy digital on Consoles. They expect you to throw out your library every 4-5 years and buy a whole new one. At Least on PC there's usually some work around or some bunch of crazies out there still supporting a game long after it came out.

Doesn't the same apply to disc games? Downloadable games will continue to work on your old Xbox 360 just as well as those disc games as far as I know.

The largest reasons for PC games working over the years isn't related to Steam directly, it's the way Windows itself handles legacy content and how much of a slave it is to it's legacy in general... XP apps still run pretty well on Windows 8 for example (I'm sure not all... but a lot).

I'm vastly less likely however to keep and run an XP box for the games that only work on there, than to hang onto an old console for some games... though honestly I don't often play games that old :S I keep them for sure... but play them? I'm too busy playing current video games or games release within the last year etc.

Who is throwing out an entire gaming library every 4-5 years? My 360 is older than that (2005 was 8 years ago right?) and those games still works perfectly fine, I am playing GTA V on it right now! I'll still prolly be playing GTA V later next year too on and off I bet... I don't have to re-buy anything like crusader implies by his choice of words.

I think it's easy to forget the actual nature of PC games on Windows and think that it's Steam that keeps those games working, Valve does some work to keep some stuff ok but there are plenty of games that don't work on newer versions of Windows and it's just as crappy feeling as if you were to try and put your copy of GUN for the 360 into your shiny new Xbox One and think it was going to work :S

#6 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

You know why this is interesting? You know why everyone on this site should be at least paying attention? Because I think it's the first potential Operating System to be built with the purpose of playing video games at it's core... Windows runs games great and I adore it because it's the easiest place right now to play all of the video games ever pretty much... but Windows is legacy, it's old as fuck and the fact that it runs games is almost a happenstance, barring any surprise interest shown from Microsoft once the Xbox One era for them gets going I highly doubt they will be pushing gaming on Windows any harder than they have already, there's been almost zero effort publicly put forth from them for gaming on computers and even the way the 360 controller has found new life on the PC has way more to do with Valve and Steam pushing it's integration in an official way than anything else, it's lucky and it's sad for Microsoft.

So why should you care about an operating system purportedly built for games? How could you NOT care... your on giantbomb dot com I assume you like video games, maybe even love them, so start showing your love for games and the possibilities for even better games under a possible new platform that could help make them better for you! :)

#7 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

@soulcake said:

its a streaming client like onlive butt then for you're living room

OnLive was very different, it was mostly the research into a speedy encoding proceedure so large 720p video streams of games on servers could be sent to your home, it's was mostly that. This Steam OS would be basically a game centric distro of Linux I presume, which runs all current Steam games (PC, MAC) and just streams content over your network just like any other media sharing/streaming box you already own like a Roku but the content isn't coming from anywhere other than your own house.

Not to be a dick, Alex, but saying 'living room' over and over again doesn't really clarify what this is supposed to do.

It's an OS you will use on a Game Streaming box... it's a very simple concept. Take what you already have on your PC now (Windows, Mac, Linux) and replace it with the Steam OS... that's basically it, ideally it's set up specifically to work well when streaming games to various displays in your home. May not seem like much if you already got things set up... but if it plays all the current and future Steam game properly (which I imagine is priority number 1 for Valve too) then it's great cause it's a Free OS for gaming, no need to buy a copy of windows just for a box you use to game on your TV, or even your regular monitor/desktop pc even if it's cool enough.

#8 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

I'm buying an Xbox One cause I want a new console, and the game I'm basically buying it for is Watch_Dogs. There are some ok looking games, games I'd definitely have rented if that was a thing that still existed... if I get super bored after playing watch_dogs I could see myself grabbing the new assassin's creed, maybe dead rising as well based on the vibe it gets after it's release.

#9 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

Yea the thing about the skills is that it's not as if an empty bar makes that particular skill unplayable, the game starts you out as pretty playable and only slightly increases what feels like little perks along the way. Both good and bad, it's only bad cause it doesn't feel at all necessary or satisfying to level anything up other than seeing the bar show you that you leveled up.

#10 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

Looks familiar like it's a spoof of something, like maybe it's someone who works at gamespot but done up in the style of some other thing. That's what it looks like to me anyways, sorry I have no idea what it exactly is though.

Try cropping an image of just that logo and do a reverse google image search?