I have had this problem ever since they went to the new player. Comcast. 200 down. I can stream 4k content from Netlfix instantly and without buffering. I have tested running Hulu, Netflix and Amazon prime all at the same time. Not a hitch.
And yet I cannot make it through an hour long video on GB without it buffering at least twice for around 30-40 seconds. Tonight I cannot get more than 2 minutes into a video before it buffers. This is all on Windows 10, latest Chrome and HTML5.
Whats odd is the live stuff rarely needs to buffer.
To get around this annoying issue, I have been downloading the content and that is super quick. However the reason I am posting this tonight, is even thats not working well. I can usually download 1GB in less than a minute. Tonight it has taken 30 for 900 MB
I don't shop all that often at GameStop, but I am all for this. If I buy a console and it comes with a game, I would much prefer that game to be on a disc. I collect these things after all. I like actually owning my game, and not having it tied to a service.(Yes yes, I know it is just a license). I also still collect Blurays and CDs. I will buy piece-meal music and smaller indie games through an online store however.
Of course they are only delaying the inevitable, but the digital only future is a long ways out.
What surprises me is the number EA gave out. I expected the digital owners to be much higher than 20%. I feel much better about this all digital future taking longer than expected.
I order mostly from Amazon, as they often give me a discount, and I get free same day shipping with my Prime membership. I just got Forza 6 for 53.99.
I have an Xbox One, and I am tired of this exclusivity nonsense. I will wait for bargain bin, or not pick it up at all. It's just Tomb Raider /shrug
just curious, does the SFV exclusivity bug you in the same way?
I never really minded and it's a way (if artificial) to help differentiate very similar consoles. i mean, you can make the same grumbles about first party games too (well i guess people already do in Nintendo's case).
No for two reasons:
1. I have not played a Street Fighter since the second one in arcades.
2. SFV may not have happened without Sony's involvement.
Now if it was Sony paying money just to keep it out of the hands of Xbox owners, then sure. Too often we have seen this with games, and it hurts the gamers. I would rather they spend money on new IPs or their own internal development houses then try to squeeze a few more sales out of people who cannot wait.
I wont sit here and pretend I have not purchased timed exclusives in the past, for both companies, because I have. It has just gotten old is all I am saying.
I was always okay with yearly Assassins Creed releases, as long as they were quality. And up until Unity, they were. In my opinion anyways. Some of my favorite games.
The series went from a day one buy, without any information other than the setting, to a wait and see what everyone thinks and make sure it isn't broken mess situation. That's how much of a sour taste the last game left in my mouth.
Lets wait a couple years Ubi. Get your house sorted.
Multiplayer isn't the only thing busted. Achievements don't pop, level loads sometimes crash the game, severe lag during online co-op. I'm really enjoying my time back with Halo but I'd like to see some functionality return to the game.
I think the Achievements not popping is an XBL problem, although it is speculation at this time. I unlocked 5-6 achievements in Sunset Overdrive that did not pop up. I checked for them before I powered down my console, and they were not on my list. However, they did pop up on xbox.com a day later, while my console was offline. When I turned the Xbox back on, there they were.
I thought maybe it was a weird isolated incident, but it did the same exact thing a couple days later.
Finding all these nasty things in Unity, has made me scared to pick up Far Cry 4 till I hear user impressions.
I already had a Uplay account, so linking it was not a big deal. Opened my first blue chest and it was an outfit. Neat. Go to open another blue chest, and I had to be a certain level. Alright, done with that.
Gold chests are the Initiate chest, which take into account previously played Assassins creed games. Well I have played them all, and beaten them all and I am still level 1. I checked Uplay, and sure enough they are all there. Alright, done with that too.
Uplay rewards. "Hey you unlocked XYZ!" I go over to the Uplay tab to unlock the outfit or whatever.."Cannot talk to Uplay servers" I tried this half a dozen times over the course of beating the game, and no luck. Alright done with that as well.
I'm with Patrick in that I am glad the game is over, because now I don't need to play it anymore. Which is unfortunate, because despite all the bugs, shitty changes to the combat, micro-transactions and second screen nonsense I really enjoyed the protagonist and the story/setting.