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“You’re pure ugly!!”
“I’m necessary ugly.”
I seem to be one of those unfortunate people who that suffer from a poor internet connection. Incredibly poor from what I’ve seen. Average download speed: 70 kilobytes per second.
My internet is just fast enough to browse the web, download small files, and play some random multiplayer computer games. Bigger files would take hours, a movie takes 9; bigger would take days.
It also goes out from time to time without warning.
But hey, I guess this feature doesn’t matter at all so fuck me right?
It’s my understanding that no one really wants to use tech from 20 years ago. And notice that your situation only works if you uninstall them in the first place for no reason whatsoever. Keep a game app of an iPad installed and 20 years later, I’m sure you’ll be able to play it. (And if you can’t keep it installed for that long, I’m sure you can work some iTunes magic for it.)
People do play games from however long ago, as PS2 games are still sold places. People also keep old consoles and their games because that is the only place to find them, since they are nonexistent on the new console. Dig up a Nintendo 64 and I’m sure it’ll still work. This is pretty known in gaming, it seems like you know little of the culture if that is your argument.
I still have a VHS player, because I have no need to buy digital copies of everything and for many of those movies, digital copies may not exist or be able to find. That is a much more valid comparison.
My internet is incredibly suspect and unreliable. I never know when it’s going to go out or when it’s going to go slow. And when I say slow, I mean download speeds of 30 kilobytes per second. That speed shared between all of my devices is not a winner.
Like the other person that replied to you said, those are people advertising their products not the companies themselves. So, unless this movie is also littered with the Google products all over the place in heavy use, it’s not an add.
To add to your etc.
“So Google doesn’t need to advertise Google Search?” (Because it doesn’t last I checked.)
Google doesn’t need to advertise themselves, their brand, a large number of people throughout the world see their logo every single day.
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I personally stay far, far, away from videos on most sites I go to, mainly because they use their own video players which suck more often than not, my internet is really slow and buffering is torture, or I’m just not interested, that includes The Verge. I’ve only watched video reviews here.
But I also know people who hate to read anything of any measurable length and would run far away from most news with articles of more than 500 words.
Perhaps someone should open up a news site where every article has both a video and text version. Offering versatility for those who want to one or the either, attracting both crowds and expanding internet news to people who, otherwise, wouldn’t waste time reading.
I have been using Ubuntu as my primary for two years or so, with Windows as a secondary (on and off between partition, nothing and secondary laptop) and I can tell you that is an outrageous lie.
I’d say that Windows 7 and 8 are both better than Ubuntu in nearly every way, merely the subtle differences are the reason that I use it and make it better for me.
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I visit game sites daily and I feel like we would have heard about that. (These video game sites also have comment sections, so even if I missed such an article, there still would be evidence there)
EDIT: But if they didn’t spend money doing that, then those 15 exclusives will probably be pieces of shit. And we still don’t know the talent of said studios. But hey, I’m sure at least a few will be cool.
Actually, if you had to have places, the Wii came in last this generation. The Wii did indeed sell the most consoles, that is well known, but had the worst software to console ratio. Meaning, while people did buy the console, they played a few games then bought a few games, but then they just stopped buying games for it. Showing that they lost interest with it.
Now, this might not mean much to the current generation, but it speaks volumes to future success. People shouldn’t get bored with your console, something that is supposed to renew itself through the purchase of new games. (Some people say it’s still too soon to tell, but) I’d say this may be a reason why the Wii U is doing poorly (in comparison to its predecessor).
My home is the most efficient thing possible (based on my work usage.) but it isn’t aesthetically appealing to most.
Every room is clean except my own, where I do most of my living. I work on the floor because it has the most space. All of the things I use on a day to day basis are also in the floor and everything else is on the desk or the bed which is within arms reach of where I lay.
It is messy to most, but efficient. If I had everything in its designated area, I’d have to move from place to place to get something instead of it all being centralized in one convenient location. You might say a desk would suffice as this centralized location, but then I would have to sit in a chair, while on the floor, I can sit or lay as I please and shuffling through drawers isn’t nearly as efficient as reaching to get something in sight.
Works perfectly, looks bad.
Not worse at playing games, worse at having them. Microsoft was notoriously lacking big name exclusives this generation.
The promise of 15 exclusives is enticing, but also leaves me skeptical.
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I’d say there are tons of people who have not tried a bigger phone for longer than a week, or even a day. Or those that go in without an open mind and looking for issues everywhere without genuinely trying to adapt to the new format. I’m sure you know (of) plenty of people who have never even considered anything other than, which transfers to bigger than, an iPhone.
You can transfer this these statements to almost anything.
I know the meaning of everything you said, or at least I’m pretty sure I am, but how will that make them a trust? I realize it might look bad if the above scenario were to actually happen, because Google, an already big company, is buying more relatively important/big shit, but it doesn’t really give them a monopoly in anything. (Unless Yahoo owns more than I know.)
Could you explain what Microsoft’s/Apple’s arguments would be in such a thing?
This is a legitimate question and not a troll: Why?
He didn’t say they were. Of course all of those are in line with their own interests.
The complaint is not whether the box can do both things without compromising one another, it is that Microsoft cannot do both things without losing focus in one or the other.
They seem to be really focusing on this TV, but last generation, their exclusives section was pretty empty… and still is (for 360). So, gamers believe (and not wrongly) that Microsoft should focus on getting games before they can even think about getting their hands busy with anything else.
Now of course, they will be compared to their direct competitor. Who has released highly rated AAA exclusives, consistently, nearly the entire generation and is still doing so (with Last of Us and Gran Turismo), despite this generation coming to an end.
I’m sure they have some quality titles in those supposed 15 exclusives, but the fact that they could not spend a minute talking about a single one of them is disturbing and puts a great deal of doubt in my mind. I wouldn’t be surprised if most of them are Kinect, Arcade, etc.
I’m tired of people continually spreading this rumor.
I’ve noticed that very often it is just an average person who assumes the people of a certain group feel worse than they really do. If you haven’t noticed (or perhaps this is just my experiences), when Person A says something that could offend a person of Group B, a person of Group B rarely does the defending. So, the defender of that moment is just assuming that a person of Group B would take offense.
By that logic the internet as a whole is porn.
No, he’s saying all of the people saying that the Android screens are too big haven’t actually given them a try.
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I agree with, but also hate this statement. People always start out on entry level Windows computers and then wonder why they’re pieces of crap. And then begin to believe that Apple is the only place to get a quality computer. The same goes for Android: people get the cheapest Android devices, that can barely handle the simplest of tasks and think it represents every Android device.
I’m not saying Apple doesn’t make the best…. [blank], because I have no opinion on the matter, but it also creates a skewed view of things.
I myself have had a bad experience with entry level Dells, but I’m not going to assume that all Dells should be thrown into the Inferno. I’m sure there ~$1000 laptops are fine machines.
Yes, Google did this exact same thing in Google Docs as most people do in office suites.
“Sony fanboys” find issue with it because Xbox has had a bad track record with games this generation with few AAA exclusives and even fewer new IPs. So they feel their focus should be on games.
I’m interested by these 15 games, but also skeptical. I feel as though few of them are AAA, and even fewer aren’t Kinect. But if they are, it seems like they sacrificed this generation so they could have games lined up for next or maybe bought some new studios (but I feel like we would have known about that).
I’d like to note that you (nor anyone) don’t know what the exclusives are.
I’m wondering how many are Kinect games and how many are AAA titles. To say none of them are is foolish. (To say all of them are is foolish as well.) They seem to still be pushing Kinect pretty hard.
I just wish Sony spent more time on the controller ergonomics and game content.
That is virtually all they talked about at their conference. Most of it was controller and games.
I’m not calling them dumb, I’m saying they don’t know tech. Lacking knowledge of tech doesn’t make them dumb, but at the same time, I think you’re overestimating consumers. I’ve heard multiple people ask, “How do you like your Droid,” My sister has a habit of calling of calling her phone an iPhone 4OS (mixed up when I explained what an OS was). Very few “average consumers” I know are actually aware that Google even makes Android.
I hope you know that average consumers don’t really do research. Their knowledge of tech comes from commercials, and only the ones they pay attention to at that. Otherwise, based on the way people here (who have done their research) talk about HTC phones, HTC would be on top of the Android food chain and make Samsung’s advertising budget would be irrelevant.
You say Nokia has amazing brand recognition worldwide, and I’m American, so I’ll have to take your word on it (and I’ve heard others say similar). But I think you overestimate its power. People are more willing to try new things on brands they trust. But the numbers say people aren’t really trying Windows Phone. Nokia’s excellent brand obviously isn’t strong enough to pull people to try something new.
It doesn’t work both ways. In the scenario, Windows Phone is picking up speed (somewhat due to HTC+Nokia efforts) But the people coming over don’t associate Nokia with Windows Phone yet. There is way more room for growth considering the fact that WP doesn’t have mindshare. There isn’t a phone that consumers (emphasize consumers and not tech geeks) have in mind when thinking about Windows Phone… because they don’t think about WP. But as of the moment, the main thing on people’s minds in Android is Galaxy.
(Note: What you said is basically why it’s a bad idea for Nokia going to Android, which a lot of people say here. At the moment, they are a small fish in a small pond. Putting them in Android will kill them. It’s more likely they’ll flourish in WP than in Android against the shark.)
But even if it is the same scenario like you say: I would much rather take on Nokia than I would Samsung.
I’m not a business person, I was just explaining the logic. It’s not bad logic. Neither options are good. They’re in a Catch-22. The ultimate question seems to be: Is it easier to get people thinking about WP and then you (HTC) or is it easier for you to get people thinking about in in Android, where people have already made up their minds?
The general argument is that, while Samsung is becoming synonymous with Android, something HTC can’t seem to stop; they can expand Windows Phone and become synonymous with that.
It’s a gamble either way.
Basically, you don’t want to play basketball, because Kobe(or whoever) is there and you know he is going to outshine and get more press than you. But if you play a different sport, you’re not directly competing and no one will be comparing you to Kobe.
I doubt the analogy is completely valid or directly comparable because I tend to suck at metaphors, but I hope you get the point.
Also, isn’t E3 home to a more diverse group than the people that would be watching the Xbox reveal which is really just gamers and some techies. I don’t follow E3 closely because it’s just a flood of articles, most of which I don’t really care about, but I believe it shows more than just games, correct? Thereby making it more than just gamers there?
I ask this because I visit gaming sites and they are not pleased by this at all. They want games. Sony’s gamecentric reveal makes it seem like Sony is all about gaming this generation while Microsoft is about everything except gaming. So naturally, they weren’t impressed by the reveal because it showed nothing they wanted. So, if it is true that E3 is home to a more diverse group, it would be better to reveal the media stuff there to attract the people that otherwise wouldn’t even bat an eye at a video game console. Feel free to correct if my logic is wrong.
(Note: At the aforementioned sites, they think Xbox is dead this generation. Although they fail to realize that, while alienating some of their gaming population, they are gaining people interested in the media capabilities i.e. the people here.)
I guess both releases were long and unnecessary for you then. They should have just posted the pictures online as their video game console release, since it’s all you wanted.
I should probably stare at my console more often.
Both showed the things they wanted you to interact with. Which is essentially the controller and the entertainment, games for Sony and TV stuff for Microsoft.
People say this as if the same people watching E3 weren’t watching the Xbox event. A good number of gaming websites crashed due to it.
I understand your point, but it’s also not as if Sony won’t be showing more games. And I’m sure they’ll also be demoing at least a couple of the games they already announced. I’m not sure which most people care about, demoing games they know of or hearing about new ones. (But if it were me, I’d prefer to demo the games, then read about the new ones later.) This is not to say Microsoft won’t, just that Sony probably will.