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#1 Posted by Mike17032 (72 posts) -

This is good and bad for me.

As someone smart enough to live on the correct (east) coast, it might mean some events that I could make it to. So that is a big upside.

But it also means that he Vinnie won't be on the Bombcast anymore I assume, and that is a huge downer. Brad, Vinnie, and Jeff are what really made that shine. I am sure it will still be good, but I don't think it will ever be the same.

#2 Posted by Mike17032 (72 posts) -

@mike17032: SLOW down, u know it's coming, I know it's coming, we know it's coming. the system has been out for 3 weeks.


Really? I haven't seen that announced anywhere. It seems to me that MS wanted to replace it with a service you pay them for, that doesn't work as well as the old system did on top of that.

The 360 had this feature at launch, and it remained pretty much unchanged for the whole life of the system. It's a stupid thing to not have ready on the One, and I bet if they had spent half the time they used on getting their "here you can pay us for music" on the system for putting the old system back in it would be there. But the confused mixed nature of the One has the system being pulled in 100 directions, and it is far worse off because of it.

MS seems to have forgotten the very important lesson that no one is going to buy these things to be a media device. That stuff always has to be secondary to the system being a game machine. I don't want to pay for some stupid music service to listen to on my One, I just want to be able to listen to my music while I play a game.

#4 Posted by Mike17032 (72 posts) -

It is fucking unreal that something the 360 could do flawlessly at launch is garbagetime broken on the One.

Get a clue Microsoft, no one wants to buy music on your shitty store (and we don't want your fucking movies either). Just build in Airplay (and whatever other options are popular) and be done with it, and make the fucking thing work like it did on the 360 where it would take over the game music and pause for cutscenes. And having to give up 25% of your screen so I can see the name of the song I already know is playing? What moron thought that was a great idea?

Gimping your support of music streaming sure as hell isn't going to make me buy your service, it's just going to make me play games on my computer instead where iTunes works just fucking fine.

#5 Posted by Mike17032 (72 posts) -

Ya it's an improvement, but it's still not as good as the 360s controller (and the One is better still).

#6 Edited by Mike17032 (72 posts) -

Glad I found this post, as I had no idea this was even going on.

My receiver is old enough that it doesn't have HDMI in it, so I was using optical and it was set to stereo. Lucky for me it does support DTS, so I changed the setting. Forza sounds MUCH better now, the exhaust sound of the car actually sounds like it's behind me (from the hood view), it's awesome.

#7 Posted by Mike17032 (72 posts) -

@yukoasho: Poor Mr. Torgue, he's like the father that I always wanted to have.

MS isn't being heavy handed, if they banned an account for just cursing once in a video, that would be heavy handed. It is in the ToS that many forums and services use that we have all agreed to. Heavy handed is town 10 minutes north of me, if you are in public and curse, just once, and a cop hears you, they write you a ticket. A lot of places have profanity laws on the books, they just usually don't enforce them. We have the right to limited free speech, inciting a riot, hate speech and profanity are not covered by that.

Hope you are not in the US, as those kinds of laws have been ruled unconstitutional as they violate the first amendment. That is why they don't get enforced, because anyone who appeals will win.

#8 Posted by Mike17032 (72 posts) -

@big_jon said:

Are you seriously surprized about this? Go figure an Xbox live doesn't want swearing all over their videos... You can't swear in a profile or gamertag so why is this any different?

Because I am sure many of these videos are of games that have profanity (and much worse) in the game itself?

#9 Posted by Mike17032 (72 posts) -

Just wondering if anyone has tried to hook up an Apple TV to the HDMI input, and what the results were? Trying to avoid crawling behind my TV if it doesn't work well.

#10 Posted by Mike17032 (72 posts) -

I use OSX, so I am sure I need some 3rd party app to do it. I had one for the 360 (and the PS3) that worked awesome, it worked from iTunes so I had all my playlists and up to date music. I guess new apps will be made, but I don't understand why something that worked so perfectly needed to be changed.

You also seem to have to have the snap feature open to do this? That takes up quite a lot of screen space, a total waste for audio only content.

Maybe an IOS app will make things easier. I tried one the other night with poor results.