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Posted by Crunchman

SPOILERS: Jeff Gerstmann receives a text message.

Posted by RobertOrri

Yeah, the Xbox Live hacking has been racking up pretty quickly... and Microsoft won't acknowledge that something has gone wrong on their end.

Posted by steevl

These are great.

Posted by MrBubbles

awesome video (like always) i cant wait for the next jar time

Posted by ValiantGoat

"sorry, you fucked up" lol

Posted by Mattf2312

should we be changing our xbox live info?

Edited by mastrbiggy

Jeff, Giantbomb is the best. You may not get gigs like Halo Fest coverage, but the content you produce and the excitement, humor, and passion that goes into that can't be found anywhere else.

Also you text like a beast!

Uncharted 3 code MR3R-RDNJ-FLNC

Edited by mrangryface

Jar Time is Awesome

Retro game question/answer was fav part.

Posted by InfiniteGeass

I like anime porn (come at me Giant Bomb) and I'd say I like it because you can see scenarios that would never happen or see your favorite characters getting it on. I also like real porn too so I'm not a total weirdo, but variety is the spice of life right?

Posted by DefAde

I just need to post a comment telling Jeff he's awesome - Thanks

Posted by lilarchie232

Jeff has huge hands yo!

Posted by Theory

dunno if this is public knowledge or not, but Jeff is fucking BOSS

Posted by rjayb89

Dig Deeper into Jeff Gerstmann? Well, if you insist...

Edited by Chuck_

What is going on with the audio? Sounds really weird with headphones.

edit: I think I'll go to the car dealer tomorrow and get my brakes checked. Thanks Jeff.

Posted by Roger_Klotz

Travis sure looks alot like Jeff Gerstmann.

Posted by Melos

I love chill out time with Jeff. I love that he's answering our questions. I love the crude nature of the videos being filmed with a webcam in a bedroom or wherever Jeff happens to be. I even love that he doesn't care about leaving in a minute or so of him pushing buttons on his phone. Why? Because it feels like I'm actually hanging out with him. I don't mean that to sound weird and pathetic, I simply mean it's nice to have the fourth wall broken down rather than just be talked at about games. In short, this type of content is why I'm already putting away money for next year's membership.

Posted by FLStyle

@Melos said:

I love chill out time with Jeff. I love that he's answering our questions. I love the crude nature of the videos being filmed with a webcam in a bedroom or wherever Jeff happens to be. I even love that he doesn't care about leaving in a minute or so of him pushing buttons on his phone. Why? Because it feels like I'm actually hanging out with him. I don't mean that to sound weird and pathetic, I simply mean it's nice to have the fourth wall broken down rather than just be talked at about games. In short, this type of content is why I'm already putting away money for next year's membership.

I'll drink to that!

Posted by MeatSim

Jeff is the master of buying cool, dumb stuff.

Posted by Boboblaw

That text message has me kinda worried. Pretty sure I heard something to do with Fifa Ultimate Team.

Posted by louiedog

@ChuckNoLuck said:

What is going on with the audio? Sounds really weird with headphones.

It's not so bad this time. The first one was worse for me. I think he has a crappy stereo mic on his webcam and it keeps going back and forth between the left and right channels. If they put these up with mono sound it would probably be better.

Posted by rjayb89

I hella gave it to Naoto, nah mean.

Posted by Dragonblade

One man. One track.

Many jars.

Posted by Grilledcheez

You need jar music for the intro so I'm not freaked out by loud Jeff voice

Posted by TheMasterDS

I agree, Cartoon Porn is pretty stupid.

Posted by Duffyside

@TheMasterDS said:

I agree, Cartoon Porn is pretty stupid.

I haven't watched a single second yet and I already dislike this video. How dare you judge... m- er... o-... other people...

Posted by Brodehouse

Cartoon porn?  Maybe not.  Cartoon sex scene?  Pretty much the same as real life sex scene, or video game sex scene.  It's there for the narrative.
 
Actually, I could dig a bit of cartoon porn, but only if they drew them all sexy like.

Edited by bricewgilbert

Yep friend got Live account hacked too. Same FIFA thing.

But yeah just imagine if Nintendo had created an Xbox Live type subscription that had all the Virtual Console games in it.

Posted by Lab392

I LOVE YOU, TRAVIS! EFF THE H8RS DON'T LET WHAT THEY SAY GET TO YOU

Posted by GaspoweR

The light heavyweight weight class is probably the least exciting to me in the UFC.

Posted by Konanda

Technical industries always have tons of paperwork, especially if the business in question is of any considerable size. I'm not sure how much this trend would cross over into the land of entertainment but I imagine there is quite the amount of fallen trees that went into making a videogame as well.

Posted by takua108

That's what happened to my Xbox Live account! Someone got into it and charged $125 worth of Microsoft points on it, and then spent some! What is going on? It's widespread or something? What do I not know about?

Posted by Mercanis

Jar Time With Jeff. Come for the funny. Stay for the hard-hitting knowledge bombs.

Posted by byterunner

@mastrbiggy said:

Jeff, Giantbomb is the best. You may not get gigs like Halo Fest coverage, but the content you produce and the excitement, humor, and passion that goes into that can't be found anywhere else.

Also you text like a beast!

Uncharted 3 code MR3R-RDNJ-FLNC

I dunno what this was for, I just entered it online and am now downloading the multiplayer beta. Should I have not done that?

Posted by Super_Sonic_Awesome

@Melos: Totally get what you're saying. Not weird at all.

Posted by maxB

love these jeff answers questions videos

Posted by Bratcher_Lev

Jeff TOTALLY ate a meatball sub at 10 AM.

Posted by Sharpshooter

Wait that demo is gonna take 40 hours to complete. Fuck that.

Posted by Simplexity

Best video series on Giant Bomb, by a mile.

Posted by supercubedude

Winter is coming.

Get your brakes checked.

Posted by Sander

@takua108 said:

That's what happened to my Xbox Live account! Someone got into it and charged $125 worth of Microsoft points on it, and then spent some! What is going on? It's widespread or something? What do I not know about?

Yeah it's all over but for whatever reason the media isn't talking about it. There could be a number of reasons for that.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=442986

http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showthread.php?t=66686

Posted by Duh_ave

@Melos: Hit the nail on the head. The personality of the site has always been the most important part of this to me and this is pure unfiltered opinion and personality.

Posted by Duffyside

Can anyone explain why the PS3 takes so long to download stuff for some people? I've never had this issue, and I do not have some super-awesome bandwidth; I'm almost at the minimum for cable speed. Yet I've seen numerous complaints that a PS3 download will take 10, 20, 40 hours. I downloaded that Uncharted 3 thing in 22 minutes, yet here is Jeff saying it's going to take more than 100x that and I've heard other people say the same thing.

I'm honestly interested in this. I don't know nearly enough about tech to have any explanation.

Posted by takua108

@Sander said:

@takua108 said:

That's what happened to my Xbox Live account! Someone got into it and charged $125 worth of Microsoft points on it, and then spent some! What is going on? It's widespread or something? What do I not know about?

Yeah it's all over but for whatever reason the media isn't talking about it. There could be a number of reasons for that.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=442986

http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showthread.php?t=66686

Well holy shit, now I'm scared. My online banking is broken so I have no idea whether or not I ever got those purchases refunded, and my account is still blocked... maybe I should call Microsoft again and see what's up.

Posted by Munkippo

I love these videos!

Posted by Th3_James

I had subway at 10:30 today.

Posted by Toug

HOT TEXTING ACTION!

Posted by M3rlin

Way to go crazy fellow Germans!

Posted by allodude

Someone track down these public access tapes.

Posted by TheSouthernDandy

Thanks for these Jeff. Straight up, love these videos.

Posted by Konanda

It's more like refresh rate/frequency versus detail/resolution. Also as resolutions keep getting higher it's going to become more of a challenge especially considering that the concept of parallel computing on developing consumer products is a relatively new thing so it will take time for people to fully get their head around it.

But ya basically, image processing requires doing a hell of a lot of math to take compressed image datasteams and try to recover the information with very little to no loss. As the amount of data that goes into making that image goes up it means that the frequency at which you can pump out frames is going to take a hit unless there is either faster hardware or more efficient algorithms turning that compressed data stream into an image and well that's a very laborious task to constantly try to figure out how you can make it faster on old outdated hardware. Alternatively you can have less heavily compressed image data but that means the amount of space you require for that data is going to go up meaning you'll need more memory to deal with it, which again goes back to hardware limitations.

Also, for the Call of Duty games, I think while some people would notice the framerate drops if the stereotype that the people playing those games are either drunk or high, while doing so than they definitely wouldn't. Seeing as you become more impaired the brain itself can't handle processing the amount of data being received at your eyes as fast as say when you are wide awake in the middle of the day.