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#1 Edited by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

Hasn't happened to me in Forza 5, but I read an interesting tip about the NBA 2K14 crashes (which does happen to me) which you may want to try.

There are apparently some issues with memory leaks and/or cleanup, which can accumulate the longer you use your console (i.e. loading/exiting games and apps). If you actually unplug your console for 15+ seconds and plug it back in, that should clear any residual information in memory including any memory issues that plague your game.

It's not a real fix, but I would rather use this workaround for now than continue to have NBA 2K14 crash on me. Might be worth attempting for you?

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#2 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

I've been waffling on this, but I will probably take the plunge and pick up the car pack. If I get the 100+ hours of gaming out of Forza Motorsport 5 over the ~2 years until the next version that I got out of 3 (and probably would have out of 4 if life hadn't taken over), it'll be worth it.

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#3 Edited by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

Almost every next (or now current) generation game I've picked up so far has heavy integration with micro transactions, and I have almost every launch game on both platforms (seriously, the stack of cases is probably 4 feet tall).

Pragmatically, I think we all have the same choice if this bothers us: skip out on next/current gen entirely, or just not use the micro transactions boosts and stick with actual DLC content packs. I have and will continue to exercise the former, and hope that game developers figure out a more reasonable balance between in-game rewards/currency and micro transactions for future iterations of their titles.

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#4 Edited by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

I'm disappointed that I came to make this exact joke and was beaten to it, but also proud that it's here.

@sparky_buzzsaw said:

Menace 2 Society.

Shaking my head in disappointment. 2?

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#5 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

I'll hop on for the opening night of Forza Motorsport 5! I'm probably attending once a year at this point, but it'll be nice to get back into it for a bit.

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#6 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

Personally, it was Ryan bellowing at me to stop running for the mic during the PAX East 2012 panel. In the video, you can see me in a hoodie sprinting towards the mic (I had missed the cutoff to ask a question by 2-3 spots at East 2011 and was determined not to have that happen again), and he points at me while insisting that I stop and disappear from his field of view before starting "E-mails" for a good minute. I've never gotten an e-mail read on the Bombcast, but this was infinitely more memorable: I have a moment where I was directly a part of the Bombcast, and I will always have Ryan to thank for that.

The fallout from Gerstmann-gate and how Ryan and Jeff eventually formed Giant Bomb means a lot of different things to a lot of people, but their journey has had a profound impact on me far beyond video games. I was at a place in my life where I was really unhappy with a lot of my personal and professional life, and their journey to start something new and positive in the fallout of something negative was inspiring, motivating and reassuring in a way that has profoundly improved my life since that time, and which I will now unfortunately never get to thank Ryan for directly.

I know that I will really and truly never forget the impact of Ryan Davis on my life, both through his example and his words. The best that I (or anyone else) can do now is live life as he would have and he would have wanted us to: passionately, profoundly, generously and with exuberance.

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#7 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

Just found out a couple of minutes ago when a friend told me, I'm still really shocked. I've only met Ryan for brief periods at PAX (and if anyone remembers from last year, I'm the guy he shouts at to stop running for the mic), but he always struck me as a really genuine and generous person.

This is terrible news for his family, friends and the Giant Bomb community at large. We've lost one of the great ones, all we can do now is carry forward with the qualities and care that Ryan showed to all of us.

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#8 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

Great interview Patrick, on top of breaking this scorching hot story to begin with. Safe travels to Chicago!

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#9 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

I like what I've seen of the beta, excited to see it go live!

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#10 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (2161 posts) -

I do, but not absolutely: I still pop by my SNES every so often, and plan to do the same with some of my other consoles as well.