PhilESkyline's forum posts

#1 Edited by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -

@mellotronrules: I'll play devils advocate, it's a video game. There is no emotion of pain from a computer generated object created to resemble a human life form. That "pain" you see is code. If we say video game violence doesn't lead to real life violence why are we having a discussion about bystanders who don't want to die. It's all a game and doesn't impact my mental state, right?

#2 Posted by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -

What happened to the stance "it's just a video game, it's not real people dying or getting hurt." What makes this game any different? It has a story and goal, commit simulated murder in a video game. What's wrong with video game murder/massacre if it's not real? If it's not your taste don't buy/play it.

#3 Posted by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -
#4 Posted by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -

Hey Bombers,

Since story mode, most times single player, and online multiplayer appear to be a must have in AAA game development, would it be a good idea to have two review scores?

Call of Duty and Battlefield receive high scores because of online multiplayer. The single player story is average if considered at all. There's no DLC to push the story just online map packs, game modes, and weapons. While games like Last of Us and Watch Dogs offer DLC to push the story and some online multiplayer updates.

I believe seeing two separate scores for these modes would shine more light on what consumers are really paying for. It may also send a message to developers to focus on what really sells their game instead of adding on a mode to justify the price to the public. Titanfall appears to be one of the few who did this. Thoughts?

#5 Edited by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -

If they didn't do this PC users would have created it.

#6 Posted by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -

One major downside to having a PS3 is not being able to play Destiny online with my brother because he has a PS4. That would be huge is someone was able to connect both systems to one online service.

#7 Edited by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -

So I haven't made the leap to PS4 yet primarily because I'm having to use/save money for other things such as car maintenance/ but that's life. I did however enjoy playing the beta for Destiny on PS3.

My question is, other than graphics is there any exclusive "current gen" (PS4/XB1) only content for Destiny that last gen (PS3/360) users will miss out on?

#8 Posted by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -
@mb said:

Shouldn't it be $649 retail value, on sale for $299? That thing is a piece of garbage...I'm positive you can find laptops even at Best Buy for less than half that price and with better specs, too. Nothing like preying on uninformed consumers for profit!

I gave them the benefit and said max of $500. You could build an ultra gaming PC for that "retail price".

#9 Edited by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -

So I'm flicking through the TV guide and notice QVC showing technology. Oh cool, a Dell laptop, I'm bored I'll watch. Then I notice the "retail price" and my jaw dropped.

Look, I'm all for a company making a profit but this is a complete lie and outright dishonest.

Below are the specs and the screen shot price:

  • Includes Inspiron 15 3542 touch notebook, four-cell battery, AC power adapter, and PC Treasures software (software ships separately)
  • 1.7GHz Intel Pentium 3558U processor with 2MB cache
  • 15.6" diagonal LED-backlit HD touchscreen display with 1366x768 resolution
  • 4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
  • 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive
  • DVD+/-RW drive
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Intel HD graphics
  • HD audio with Waves MaxxAudio
  • 1 megapixel-capable 720p HD webcam with digital mcrophone
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card reader
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI 1.4a, USB 3.0, ethernet ports
  • Headphone/microphone jacks
  • Security lock slot
  • Windows 8.1, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013
  • Measures approximately 15"W x 10-1/2"D x 1"H; weighs 5.26 lbs
  • UL listed; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Imported
#10 Posted by PhilESkyline (784 posts) -

Saw the thread title and thought you were referring to the itching and burning you've been having.