Havent used the new Dpad for anything, but the old one was fine. I used to play SF HD Remix with it. There was nothing wrong with it. I could play just about as well with the Dpad as the SF TE Arcade stick. Stop being a hack?
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This is quite possibly the best bad idea that any company has ever had.
No, it won't actually work. Size and distance are extremely limiting factors, for one, but they've solved that by limiting the radius from an Amazon warehouse and limiting the weight to five pounds. What about all of the other factors that could come into play? There are almost too many to list, but...
- Power lines
- Faulty GPS
- Faulty helicopter-thingy
- People shooting them out of the sky
- People watching where they land and looting them in a matter of seconds
...and more! I just think that the world is far too unpredictable for this to work right as often as it needs to, that's all. Though, frankly, if I were near enough an Amazon warehouse I would totally get a candy bar, some shampoo, and razors delivered just so I can say that I did.
Planes and helicopters seem to to do fine without being shot out of the sky or being destroyed by birds. Also, people seem to forget that drones already exist and are already flying around the US. This isn't that new. It's just being used commercially that's new. Seriously, a lot of people in the thread are really fucking reactionary/alarmist about some awesome stuff.
Planes and helicopters also fly higher and are a lot bigger than this thing. Also, birds have caused problems for planes before. Here's a little website I found that has some information on planes that it has happened to. I only found that after a half minute or so of searching, you could probably get more info if you looked around.
I would also be concerned about how weather might affect this package. If it's often windy or rainy around an Amazon distribution center, are they still going to send it you? Can these things fly in harsh winds? Can they fly under an awning or something so that I don't have to run out in a heavy rain and grab this yellow box? Is this yellow box waterproof in case it lands in a deep puddle or some mud?
And what if this air drop off hits a power line? Drops my package onto my roof or on top of something it doesn't expect to be there?
Look, I'm sure the people who thought this thing up had these questions too, I just wouldn't trust a computer this much. It's an awesome idea, not a good one. I did say that if I were in range of a distribution center, I'd buy a few cheap things just to say that I used it, but not much more than that. Clearly I'm not opposed to the idea, I just doubt its practicality.
Are the drones flying around the US regularly dropping off packages?
Its not going to fly into power lines. The GPS will take it to the street and it will descend from there. No it wont fly under awning you may have to go to your mid driveway god forbid. The box is plastic and water tight im sure, why would it fucking not be? Im sure a bird could hit it, but who cares, odds will be so low its a non issue. Weather could be a issue, and they might have to stop using them at certain times, or areas with high winds.
Who the fuck are going to shoot these down, the average item is 10-70$ in most cases. They will prob have a camera, and even if they dont you really think people are going to shoot them down and fish them out of peoples yards or streets in plain sight? As it is you can follow a truck and steal the package if you want. Most mail boxes dont have a lock. Packages are left all the time at peoples door steps. You really think now this somehow will make stealing the mail easier and rampant?
I mean seriously the people who are naysayers dont even seem like they have thought this through in the least. Just omg what ifs? Which amount to nothing.
Im amused how many people think shooting these down is going to be a common thing. People are fucking stupid, but how dumb are you to risk up to 5 years in jail for stealing/tampering with the mail for an item that prob cost 10-70$. Your going to shoot it down in the city, track it to someone house and steal it off their lawn....OK!
So what happens if someone hits the thing with rocks and steals the package? This seems like a terrible idea.
Yea, cuz this idea is SOOO much less secure then umm say, leaving a package unattended at your front door for 8 hours. Or lets say mail boxes in front of a persons home that have no locks. Throw rocks at it? How old are you?
Its a corporation. They have rules in place, its like trying to argue with a computer. If you dont meet the set criteria they wont help you. You are also dealing with people who have no power what so ever, they just follow the rules word for word. If you want something done you have to speak to someone who isnt a phone support person. There is no point crying about it, or shitting all over them. Ask to speak to someone higher up, or try and take it to walmart to exchange the controller. If all else fails file a complaint. This is typical BS for every company ever.
It still boggles my mind that its 2013 and controllers still needs AA batteries....
Least they can be replaced. Battery goes bad on PS controller your just fucked. Had it happen. One went bad in like a year. Wouldn't charge, then stopped even working when it was plugged in.
It's not a 2D-style layout, either. You're not running on a plane limited to the X and Y axis.
Sigh.... its done in the style of 2D level platformer, made in 3D. IE go from start to end in a side scrolling fashion, levels are short in the style of the old 2D style games. Its fucking old school 2D mario in 3D. I dont want levels that have no point other then to get to the flag in 2-4 mins.
Zelda seems good so far, buy fuck 2d level design platformers. Not fun, havent been since I was 15.
Super Mario 3D World isn't a 2D platformer.
Its the 2D style layout. Mario 64 3D adventure or GTFO.