matti00's forum posts

#1 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I was on the sofa with my girlfriend and she could tell something was wrong. She was very understanding, she knows how much Giant Bomb stuff I watch, even if she thinks it's dumb. She might not have immediately got it, but I think in a small way she knew what this meant to me.

She's been uncharacteristically nice to me since, it's weird...

#2 Edited by matti00 (668 posts) -

You only need to listen to a few minutes of Jeff talking inside baseball about running a video game website to know that that guy is a motherfucking genius who knows his shit. If anyone can recover from this, it's these hard ass motherfuckers right here. I can't wait to see what the next chapter of Giant Bomb looks like.

Improvise, adapt and overcome bitches!

#3 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I haven't had many drinks recently since my baby was born, but I got out the good stuff last night. Nikka from the Barrel blended Japanese whiskey. Yamas my friend.

#4 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I still can't believe it. Ryan was a guy who's been a regular part of my life for the last 8-10 years, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Everyone here has lost one of their best friends.

RIP Ryan Davis, Summerjam Scholar, King of the Driveway

#5 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

You say it's easy to rationalise why you prefer the Xbox One. The thing is, the consoles are actually so similar it's very easy to spin it one way or the other. It all depends on what you're looking for. There's counter-arguments for all your points:

Online Gaming - I have high speed broadband and XBL drops out for me all the time, preventing me from accessing my arcade games (as I bought them on my previous broken console) and screwing me over in multiplayer. The fact that Sony is now charging for multiplayer gives them the ability to really bolster the service.

Controllers - Microsoft has hardly changed the controller at all, where as Sony tried something innovative. (I don't agree with this one, I'm just trying to prove a point. Both controllers look great.)

TV - The only thing I hate more than TV is cable TV.

Storage Space - Playstation lets you use actual hard drives where as with Xbox you can only use USB HDDs, which are slow to transfer data. Not a viable solution for playing games from.

Games - All the Xbox games look like they were aimed heavily at dudebros who like explosions, where as Playstation actually had some variety in their line up. I love indie games, and I'm much more interested in them than the AAA titles. Not to mention Sony has been building great relationships with developers, while Microsoft just buys exclusives.

Now, I'm not saying you're wrong by any means. All I'm saying is, it's very easy to rationalise one way or the other.

#6 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

Whatever, if this thing doesn't have at least 4 billion transistors then it's basically garbage.

#7 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

@boboblaw said:

@hosstile17 said:
@baldgye said:

The biggest problem I have with it is that every 10 seconds or so the video stops and the audio repeats the last 5 seconds or so again and then catches up to where the video is paused and then it carries on. The only way I can get around with problem is to buffer the whole video (which if you leave for too long makes the player bug out and you have to start the buffer process again) or download it... I actually find the content better to watch on youtube and end up simply downloading all the premium content that I can...

its fucking garbage

I have this too!

Same. Its gotten to the point that I just use Youtube for giantbomb videos now.

Since we're all at it, me too. I have a decent laptop, and I'm never doing anything else on it when I watch videos so that shouldn't be an issue. No adblock, using Chrome.

6GBs of RAM, 1.6GHz AMD dual core processor, 5.8 Windows Experience Index™.

#8 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I have plenty of internet, no issues for me here.

My question is, if you're one of the unlucky ones who doesn't have internet, what are the chances you're going to have sufficient 3G to set up a tether? There's plenty of places near me where mobile internet is unusable, and I live in the city.

#9 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

I was considering it before this just for Persona, I'll probably definitely get one now. To be honest though, it might not be til late next year . Might be worth seeing if they do a Nintendo style hardware redesign.

#10 Posted by matti00 (668 posts) -

Yeah, the real reason for going is the nightly marathon round table paragraphs with the kings and queens of the video game industry. It don't get more personal than that my friend, some of the best video game related content all year, on any site.