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#1 Posted by PhilESkyline (874 posts) -

Thank you all for your swift feedback. I really do appreciate it. I feared I would be unable to find an all in one dream machine laptop without an ungodly price tag. I'm going to checkout a Lenovo and, cringes teeth, Dell laptop over the next few days. I'll save up the remainder of my money and put it towards a solid gaming rig later this year.

#2 Posted by PhilESkyline (874 posts) -

So I'm starting grad classes (MS in Information Systems) soon and need a solid laptop. I've had my current laptop since 2006, it's on it's last chip. It will mainly be used for basic things like web surfing and papers, but I also want to use it for video/audio editing, gaming, and streaming. I need to be mobile and I need it soon. I'd rather not have to buy a cheap laptop and then building a gaming PC but I fear that may be the best option in the long run.

Here's where you Bombers come in, are there any recommendations on a good laptop that covers what I'm looking to do without breaking my bank. I looked at Digital Storm but their laptop prices are higher than I expected. Once I went to Dell's website that when I stopped myself and came here for suggestions. Trying to keep it under $1300 if possible.

Below is Digital Storm's least expensive laptop with specs



- Intel Core i7 4710HQ CPU

- 8GB 1600MHz Memory

- 750GB 7200RPM Storage HDD

- Microsoft Windows 8.1

- 15 inch (15.6") Display

- 1920 x 1080 Display

P.S. I'll be buying a PS4 at some point.

#3 Edited by PhilESkyline (874 posts) -

@hippie_genocide said:

Cut that price in half or give Plus members a significant discount and you might have something. Price is too high, library too small, no thanks.

Let me get this straight. You want half the price ($10 a month or $15 for 3 months) plus an additional discount on that half price if you have PS Plus. I mean I like a good deal but that's just being greedy and cheap.

#4 Posted by PhilESkyline (874 posts) -

@zeik: Fair point. Maybe the list doesn't appeal to you right now. I'm sure Sony will do their best to expand it. I don't foresee new AAA games that gamefly offer to be playable through this service yet. Maybe in a few more years when the tech is perfected and companies fully embrace digital media. Now is too early.

#5 Edited by PhilESkyline (874 posts) -

@zeik said:

@phileskyline said:

I don't see what everyone is pissed about to be honest. It's $20 a month to play 100+ games on your PS4 24/7. You spend more money in one night going to the movie theater. How is this not a good deal? Can you honestly say you couldn't find more than 5 games on the list, which no one has seen yet, you would be willing to pay $20 for and play anytime of day at a click of a button?

I can't help compare it to Gamefly, which is only $15 a month for a much wider selection of games, new and old, on any console. I know it's not quite the same thing, but $20 a month to be able to play a select handful of playstation titles over a streaming service (which adds its own issues) just doesn't seem like that great of a deal. Perhaps if they were to get a solid collection of some of the more niche PS2 games that are harder to find and play it would be more enticing, but given that they basically have to hand pick the games that will be on the service it seems unlikely that most of those will ever make it onto the service at all.

Below is Gamefly's price list

How is $16 a month for one game at a time at Gamefly better than $20 a month with access to more than 100 games at finger tips? No delivery, get the game now. No the games won't be new releases like Call of Duty or Far Cry 4 but that's not what it's suppose to do. They give you games from the PS1, PS2, and PS3 era.

Imagine streaming Kingdom Hearts, Saints Row, Resident Evil, Little Big Planet, Twisted Metal, Virtua Fighter 4, or Okami at any time. Those are just seven that come to mind but there will be so much more available. Once you beat it or get bored back out and load up another game. I doubt you can buy all these games together from eBay for $20 bucks. I'm sure a PS4 game would pop up every once in a while but you got to admit the PS catalog is pretty deep and to have a service that allows you to access those games whenever you want is pretty epic.

Regarding the connection stability. I was in the beta and the streaming connection was solid. I played fighters and puzzle games and it ran stable. I had 25 up and 25 down at that time now I have 50 up and 50 down. I believe most gamers interested in this service would have a pretty fast internet connection.

Update: IGN just posted a list of every game on PlayStation Now at the moment:

Adventure Time - Explore the Dungeon
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers
Air Conflicts - Secret Wars
Air Conflicts: Vietnam
Alien Rage
Alien Spidy
Alone in the Dark: Inferno
Alpha Protocol
Anarchy: Rush Hour
Anomaly Warzone Earth
Back to the Future Episode 1: It's About Time
Back to the Future Episode 2: Get Tannen!
Back to the Future Episode 3: Citizen Brown
Back to the Future Episode 4: Double Visions
Back to the Future Episode 5 - OUTATIME
Baseball Stars 2
Battle Fantasia
Bejeweled 3
Ben 10 Omniverse
Ben 10 Omniverse 2
Big Sky Infinity
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Bionic Commando Rearmed
BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
Blazblue Continuum Shift
BlazBlue Continuum Shift EXTEND
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Bound by Flame
Capcom Arcade Cabinet All-in-One Pack
Cel Damage HD
Chime Super Deluxe
Choplifter HD
Crazy Taxi
Critter Crunch
Cuboid Ultimate Bundle
Darksiders 2
Dead Island
Dead Island Riptide
Dead or Alive 5
Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Dead Space 3
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Deadliest Warrior: The Game
Death Track: Resurrection
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dirt 3
Dirt Showdown
Dogfight 1942
Dragon's Lair
Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp
Dynasty Warriors 7
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
Earth Defense Force 2025
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Everyday Shooter
F1 2013
Farming Simulator
Fighting Vipers
Final Exam
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Galaga Legions DX
God of War: Ascension
Greg Hastings Paintball 2
Grid 2
GripShift v2.0
Guacamelee Bundle Fantastico
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi
Hamilton's Great Adventure
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan
Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear
Hunter's Trophy 2 - America
Hunter's Trophy 2 - Australia
Infamous 2
Interpol: The Trail of Chaos
Jimmie Johnson's Anything With an Engine
Judge Dee - The City Cod Case
Just Cause 2 Ultimate Edition
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days + DLC
Killzone 3
Knytt Underground
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West
Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut
Lost Planet 2
LUMINES Supernova
Madagascar 3: The Video Game
Magician Lord
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom
Mars: War Logs
Mass Effect 2
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
Mega Man 9
Mega Man 10
Mercury Hg
Metal Gear Solid 4
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Metal Slug 2
Mirror's Edge
MotoGP 13
MX vs ATV: Alive
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
NiGHTS into dreams
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge with Online Pass
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD
Of Orcs and Men
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Order Up!!
Overlord: Raising Hell
Overlord 2
Painkiller - Hell & Damnation
Papo & Yo
Payday The Heist
PixelJunk Eden
PixelJunk Monsters
PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap
PixelJunk Shooter
PixelJunk Shooter 2
Planet Minigolf
Port Royale 3 Gold Edition
Pure Chess
Rainbow Moon
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Realms of Ancient War
Record of the Agarest War
Record of the Agarest War 2
Record of the Agarest War Zero
Red Faction Armageddon
Renegade Ops
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
Resident Evil Code Veronica X
Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Rise of the Argonauts
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game'
Ricochet HD
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
Rocket Knight
Saints Row 2
Saints Row 4
Saints Row: The Third The Full Package
Sam & Max BTS: Episode 1 - Ice Station Santa
Sam & Max BTS: Episode 2 - Moai Better Blues
Sam & Max BTS: Episode 3 - Night of the Raving Dead
Sam & Max BTS: Episode 4 - Chariots of the Dogs
Sam & Max BTS: Episode 5 - What's New Beelzebub?
Sam & Max The Devil's Playhouse Episode 1: The Penal Zone
Sam & Max The Devil's Playhouse Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak
Sam & Max The devil's Playhouse Episode 3: They Stole Max's Brain
Sam & Max The Devil's Playhouse Episode 4: Beyond Alley of Dolls
Sam & Max The Devil's Playhouse Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep
Samurai Shodown
SEGA Bass Fishing
Sky Fighter
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Sniper Elite V2
Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype
Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer
Sonic CD
Sonic Generations
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2
Space Ace
Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark
Stick It To the Man
Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
Tales From Space About a Blob Premium Bundle
The Cave
The House of the Dead 3
The House of the Dead 4
The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut
The King of Fighters 8
The Sly Collection
Thomas Was Alone
Titan Attacks!
Truck Racer
Turbo: Super Stunt Squad
Twisted Metal
Ultra Street Fighter 4
Urban Trial Freestyle
Velocity Ultra
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Wakeboarding HD
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Way of the Samurai 3
WRC 4 - FIFA World Rally Championship
XBlaze Code: Embryo
Zeno Clash 2
Zen Pinball Classics
Zone of the Enders HD Collection
Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov's Revenge

So having access to play any of these games from $20 a month or $45 for three months is too high?

#6 Posted by PhilESkyline (874 posts) -

I don't see what everyone is pissed about to be honest. It's $20 a month to play 100+ games on your PS4 24/7. You spend more money in one night going to the movie theater. How is this not a good deal? Can you honestly say you couldn't find more than 5 games on the list, which no one has seen yet, you would be willing to pay $20 for and play anytime of day at a click of a button?

#7 Edited by PhilESkyline (874 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?

#8 Posted by PhilESkyline (874 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.

#9 Posted by PhilESkyline (874 posts) -
#10 Posted by PhilESkyline (874 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?