@darthorange: thanks for posting the video of the cast together, it really helped. I'm still having some trouble dealing with it all. I know death happens but it's just how it happened that makes me sad. Also to hear how great of a person he was and the respect he received from so many people was incredible. Even seeing his dad barely able to speak and keep it together was too much for me to handle. It just makes me say "Wow...why did it have to end like that, why." I pray his family, friends, and fans make it through it.
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@excast: I'm referring to the actual day. MS never released a launch date and with the backtracking of the original plan I would guess more changes needed to be made and fast. So instead of delaying the console until Dec probably Christmas they just put it out and make you download a huge patch. Having a patch just to play games sounds risky, I wouldn't be shocked if many consoles brick.
I'm just thinking outside the box but could this patch be due to MS rushing the console out? Remember Sony struck first blood with their release date. I gather MS had to hustle and figured through the box out dead on arrival and we'll add all the functionality through a patch. I hope they paid their admins bonuses, I'm sure they'll be running around like crazy on launch day.
You may want to cancel your preorder then. Personally I don't have the extra cash for it and if I did I still wouldn't get it for a few reasons. 1. Potential hardware failure at launch or days later, it happens to every console. 2. No pressing games or entertainment experiences that warrant the need to spend that much money right now. 3. Expect better bundles/value for the price as well as many software patches before the year is through. This goes for both systems.
Both consoles will be great. I find it interesting how Sony got some much flack when they said it had 300 MB download day 1 to watch Blu-Ray movies. MS has a 500 MB download in order to just play games and no negative feedback. I'm glad the guy isn't permbanned but it have a next gen paper weight sitting at home until launch is a tease. Would have been better to not have it at all launch day.
This is sad to see but it's expected. COD has been reusing assets and animations for the longest. It's hard re-wrapping the same gift each year and call it new. They just got caught this time. Pimps can mess up.