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#1 Posted by realph (261 posts) -

Wasn't too impressed with Honeymoon's ending. I hate this current trend of abrupt and incomplete endings for horror films.

#2 Posted by realph (261 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07: I'm using a bus-powered Seagate. This one Really weird that I'm experiencing these issues.

#3 Posted by realph (261 posts) -

So I went into this film blind and absolutely loved it. It has shades of Drive and a soundtrack that's reminiscent of that and Hotline Miami. It's sort of a horror/comedy from the guys that made You're Next, and I'm surprised I haven't seen many people talking about it seen as it's just been released.

Here's a brief bit about the film:

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Did I mention the soundtrack is baller?

#4 Edited by realph (261 posts) -

I've got a bus-powered external HDD connected to my Xbox One which is in Instant-On Mode. The problem I'm having is every time I boot the console, the HDD is not recognised and I have to unplug and replug the external HDD.

I thought there was something wrong here, so I called Xbox Support and the guy basically confirmed to me this is how it's supposed to work and I must replug my external HDD on every boot, which is ridiculous.

When I challenged how ridiculous this was, he went on a passionate tirade about how all the complaining last year (the 180) ruined the Xbox One and how everything had to be reworked at the last minute hence the reason is so "broken". Yeah, he actually used the word broken.

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone else uses an external HDD on the Xbox One and if they have to plug it back in every single time they boot the console up?


UPDATE: Looks like this fixed it.

#5 Edited by realph (261 posts) -

@strife777: Haha, I would have played it on the PS4 if I had one. Got an XB1 and currently waiting for a real reason to pick up a PS4. The Order might be that reason.

#6 Edited by realph (261 posts) -

@sunbrozak: I expect a graphical step down from the PC to PS3, but not that drastic of a difference. I haven't seen pixelated mess like that since the GBA. I've emailed Sony and asked for my money back. Will continue to play on the Mac.

#7 Posted by realph (261 posts) -
#8 Edited by realph (261 posts) -

So, I bought The Swapper a while back on Steam but never got around to playing it. I wanted to play it this evening, and ended up buying it on my PS3 (cause controller support). When I booted it up, I immediately was thrown off by the graphics, I remember Patrick playing it on a QL and was sure it looked way better than it did on my PS3. I took a pic of running on the PS3. It's so pixelated the character is blending into the wall.

I booted it up on my Mac to see if it looked the same, and lo and behold it looked 1000x better. Has anyone noticed graphical problems with the PS3 version?

#9 Posted by realph (261 posts) -

@optix12: Yeah I guess it's the whole chatter on Twitter and the forums that I will miss the most. Oh well, I guess I'll be looking forward to an extended holiday when I'm back.

#10 Posted by realph (261 posts) -

Booked my holiday to Cuba with some friends a couple of weeks ago and it just dawned on me that my trip coincides with E3. I've always kept up with the show over the years, following the chaos that it is through Twitter, GAF and GT's 12-hour livestreams (not forgetting the GB E3 Live Evening Shows). And while I'm looking forward to a well-deserved holiday in the sun I can't help but feel this has dampened my entire trip.

Since the internet is non-existent in Cuba does anyone have any tips on how to miss but re-live E3 through the power that is the internet? I was thinking of avoiding all news and trying to download the GameTrailers Live Streams and re-watching them – is this even possible? I know Giant Bomb keep an archive of their crazy antics on Twitch, so I know I'll be able to revisit that.

I'm sure other fellow posters have missed some part of E3 due to work or other commitments. Are there any other tips for a duder that will be without internet access while the video game world is exploding?