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Microsoft Kills the Kin

MediaCastleX Re:Not surprising (351 comments)

You're right on the one hand, although even if it wasn't a great idea, I think sampling out said idea, as it stood for what would definitely be improved on (hopefully) to become the full WP7 experience, was a good "beta" product for users to get. Still it's hard to see any benefit at all, as I have not heard or known anyone who actually got it...*shrugs*

more than 4 years ago
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Bill Gates Doesn't Work At Microsoft Anymore

MediaCastleX Zero Involvement (497 comments)

I concur that this really isn't news, and I don't see lasting ties between him and his "brainchild." I mean this isn't Stan Lee we're talking about here! Why should he worry? He only just got put to Second richest man in the world...after George Bailey. (Atta boy, Clarence...)

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils Smaller Xbox 360 Model, Kinect Details

MediaCastleX Re:Fail (277 comments)

Yes, of course. Only the reason this was possible is because of the fact that it *had* so many problems in the past. Case in point: When Sony released Playstation, it was great and yet they made a slimmer version for it for all three iterations! That doesn't happen out of the blue, you make something and then see what could change. Mind you, the issues regarding both parts of this argument, Xbox had issues with manufacturing vs. PS made them smaller just because...are completely different. This is the way of technology. Stuff gets better and smaller each time. YOU try to do this! Have you? Well, then...and by the way, please join us now in the next decade of the new Millenium, where the old rules don't typically apply anymore. Where's *your* next gen model, hot shot?

more than 4 years ago
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Hints of Life Found On Saturn's Moon Titan

MediaCastleX Looks like I WIN! (227 comments)

When I was in Jr. High, my science class had an assignment where we had to make-up a life form, based on the planet chosen's conditions and mine was Saturn. Of course my design was completely ridiculous, but the idea was pretty much close to what they're saying about Hydrogen consumption. This is pretty cool...I *heart* Saturn. "Pro'lly 'cuz it gots money with all them rings it has!" lol =P

more than 4 years ago
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Snails On Methamphetamine

MediaCastleX Re:Science has come so far. (93 comments)

Even worse, how are they to say their memories are improving? It may be just as likely that they are actually impaired by the effects and don't remember to try to breathe...

more than 4 years ago
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Students Show a Dramatic Drop In Empathy

MediaCastleX Re:Oh god.. (659 comments)

But the relevant question is whether audiences in the 40s and 50s would have laughed also. One hears stories of people running from the cinema crying and even vomiting upon seeing footage of the Hindenburg disaster screened.

You must understand the major flaw in this argument is the fact that documentary or news footage certainly has no similarity or comparison to a "gag" in a film. If we laughed at this scene its because a) we see little in the way of graphic detail; b) it looked typically surreal and finally, as again stated in the next reply, c) we reasonably understand that it is not real. I'm not sure if you're trying to insult the intelligence of our grandparents, but I'm pretty sure they could tell the difference. I'm almost certain I have seen just as many graphic encounters, though differently executed, in some of the classic war films as well as gangster flicks of the Golden Age of Film. Older generations were by no means "innocent and clean-cut" despite how we may depict them nowadays...

more than 4 years ago
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Cutting Through the 4G Hype

MediaCastleX Re:Not _quite_ (283 comments)

I really don't understand why they just couldn't reclassify the word or number in the language. It's not like it would be impossible for them to just change the word, letter, spelling or pronunciation. I tend to think that it would be technically more beneficial to not ruin their math...

more than 4 years ago
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The "Scientific Impotence" Excuse

MediaCastleX Re:Most people... (892 comments)

Leaders and followers, the wise and the foolish...Education is never more desirable than when the sum of all fools is overwhelming. Get enough people in one place and you might have an angry mob to deal with, or a party if you can keep them entertained. I tend to wonder if this thing we call Earth isn't just some massively controlled study by forces unknown?

more than 4 years ago
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Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones

MediaCastleX Re:Failed in Mexico already (615 comments)

Wouldn't that actually prove that all this is going on with El Presidente's consent? He's buying the phones, they work for him! Honestly, the man has the largest network...wow! The richest man in the world is Mexican and runs a wireless company...coincidence? Texas better watch out!

more than 4 years ago
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Mass Effect To Invade the Big Screen

MediaCastleX Re:Commander Shepherd WON'T BE IN THE MOVIE (142 comments)

Of course, but I really hate it when I see something that I really don't feel is that closely related to what the hell is going on in these games. Is no one ever interested in their friend's game, for instance? Everyone is always so damned selfish! I mean seriously? Are gamers anti-social? Then again, it *was* a single player "RPG"... :\

more than 4 years ago
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Mass Effect To Invade the Big Screen

MediaCastleX Re:Characters and Actors (142 comments)

As in a 'Fargate' movie? Uh, I mean, 'Starscape'? No wait... Starfly... Firegate... hm. Mass FarFirestarflygatescape...uh,cube Effect! *whew* Maybe they should just make a mini-series?

more than 4 years ago
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Project Natal Pricing and Release Date Revealed

MediaCastleX Redundant Revelations... (156 comments)

I really don't believe this at all, despite what you all say, as I read in comments from the actual article...it just seems fishy and speculation also seems to confirm that this report might just be a red herring. I had speculated myself that it was probably gonna be around $120, but pleasantly surprised to hear a figure of around $80. Another thing it seems pretty funny to me that no one comprehends when they read "bundled with the Xbox 360 Arcade console for $299." My philosophy is, unless I know first-hand of something's failing points I keep mum, but there is certainly no mistaking a critic's ignorance...Final point, all the preparation and professional research in the world is nothing compared unleashing something into the hands of a few thousand evolved chimps! Time for this damned, dirty ape's lunch...

more than 4 years ago
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Project Natal Pricing and Release Date Revealed

MediaCastleX Re:Not shipping with the system from the start = f (156 comments)

It didn't come with the system originally and many aren't going to be willing to pay $100 or $150 to add it...You shouldn't be able to buy one without Natal/Move. Then at least all new buyers would have it. As it is, they might as well give up now.

As if to say, "no one is going to buy another hard drive with more space" When it originally came out, without/only a 20GB drive, did it really stop anybody from getting a 60GB, 120GB or even 250GB now? I don't understand your sales/marketing logic...

more than 4 years ago
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Lost Ends

MediaCastleX Re:Fucking FINALLY (955 comments)

Well, *clearly* we all do it just to annoy you. I mean the only reason a person enjoys what some consider bad is simply a mechanism created by writers and joined in by viewers to make life absolute hell for everyone who is a critic! =D

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Warns of Windows 7 Graphics Flaw

MediaCastleX Oh, sure, fine... (262 comments)

...This is why I wait to get my tech. I might be on the waning edge of things, but at least I get them when they work.

more than 4 years ago
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Cannibal Galaxy the Biggest In the Near Universe

MediaCastleX What's Unrelated? (118 comments)

All this leads *ME* to ask, if the current storyline of "Dr. Who" wouldn't actually become a reality? I wonder about stories, sometimes, that they actually might have happened at some point in the multi-verse...What?! You don't think this story sounds ridiculous? It may be true, but still sounds a bit fantastical! Leave me alone, I have a right to my thoughts. XP

more than 4 years ago
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ACLU Sues To Protect Your Right To Swear

MediaCastleX Re:Already settled? (698 comments)

I have decided to let it go, but I was going to the movies recently at the Sheepshead Bay UA and parked in the theaters parking lot. I was thereafter given a ticket for tresspassing since I had failed to go buy my tickets in a timely manner. WTF, NYPD?! Boycott that fucking theater!!! -sorry-

more than 4 years ago

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Running out of steam...

MediaCastleX MediaCastleX writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I want to say something, but then I don't. I read through the games and hardware sections, but every negative story or comment that comes through opens floodgates and then dams them automatically. I stopped playing video games for a number of years after I graduated high school, because I joined the military and didn't have a lot of time for them. Then I got out, came home and started going college. I "fell off the wagon" and started playing again.

First system I got hooked on upon my return to gaming was the Xbox 360, and its biggest title Halo 3. Sure, its had massive hardware failures...but they turned them right back out with working ones. That had happened to my roommates 'box' and when I finally bought mine, I would say three years after release, never had an issue. So, I suppose other people have had horrendous problems because they had to go a few days, weeks, months, years(?) without their 'box'...There are other things besides that, ONE major issue. I, for one, really like the little 'ping' "You got something" notes that pop-up; their customer service, in my experience ain't too shabby (they've helped me perfectly, regardless of the issue); and despite the subscription fee, which I feel has excellent deals, the service has just more benefits/ability that outweigh those costs. So, the parent company Microsoft has just SO many detractors, because of legal matters, techno-spats, and whatever else that really hasn't had an impact on me...my only issue is vulnerability over the internet from those who just want to fuzz up the works(and go get'em, you rascals, even if it IS really annoying!). I am a huge fan of their stuff, I don't care what anyone else says...you got a problem, it ain't mine.

Whatever you have to say about that, go ahead, it's a free country (all things for a price), but the other guys got just as many professionals and convicts(thats Pros and Cons). I have been a fan of Nintendo since my mom started playing Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Rygar and Karnov, oh and Legendary Wings! =D For me it was about Castlevania, Mega Man, Blaster Master and Athena o_O jk, Its should read The Adventures of Bayou Billy! (Sorry, I have to clean myself up, hold on...) Yeah, my mom kicked ass at video games! They just kicked my ass in retaliation. So, many systems and accesories later, they are still at the top...they are running a business (all things for a price)! They've been around a really long time, I figure they can do whatever they want, I just don't have to be around for it. I will definitely say that it is still as fun as it ever can get. The Family Console is a winner all around for many, so whatever us hobbits say need not apply. It's too bad that there's just one or two things that they aren't doing that the 'box' does, but it really doesn't take away from what it does do, which is just what it does...I can't really find any good way to say what I mean, I just can't bring myself to really find any bad things about it without really knowing what the hell I'm talking about. So, all is happy in Japan! You just gotta love it...

Meanwhile, the 90's upstart Sony and their Playstation was really awesome before I left and even when I came back from service. I'll admit, I carried my PSone (P'zone? Pizza...mmm, uh, right!) with me while I was in and still have it. Really loved the rebirth of classics like Megaman X, Castlevania:SOTN and thoroughly enjoyed new stuff like Wipeout, Tomb Raider and Blood Omen! Then new stuff just kept coming out, everybody started losing their minds and then I f*ing stabbed him! Oh, you're still here? Yeah, Nick Swardson deserves the kudos for that little bit...I *loved* Grandma's Boy! Anyone care to watch? No? Okay, where was I? Yeah, so I just wasn't really all that into the new system, since I already threw my hat into the X-corner. I don't really much care for it, its probably too much machine for me, what do I know?! I can most definitely admit it has awesome stuff, but its just getting a bit too expensive for me, monetarily and otherwise. Oh, fine, it has trophies, a free network, Blu-ray and lots of other stuff, but I'm just not that into Sony anymore...Sorry. Besides, didn't they start taking a whole bunch of stuff out? Meh. I *will* say that I enjoy their Portable 3000, to be able to have all that power on the go, but not the really pricey mini version. It wasn't made for me, I can certainly tell you that! Although I wonder, will they start making Blu-ray UMD's for it? It's a slick little gadget overall, but I guess I should keep my two cents on that one.(all things for a price)

Alright, I'm pretty bored with myself already. Have I proved why I haven't passed my English class yet? This was my first journal entry, and while I agree things should be done in threes, I don't think I'll need to comment on any of this stuff for quite awhile. So, oh wise and revered old snapping turtles, school me if you wish, but remember...I didn't *make* you read all this! I'll say it all over X-box LIVE, I'm MetalX2k and an App that allows you to make up achievements and send them to your friends for whatever you could think of over the phone was an idea that I had...

When I'm good, I'm great; but when I'm bad, I'm better. -- Mae West ...and when I'm horrible, you can tell! --ME

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