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Japan's Latest Rockstar Is a 3D Hologram

Negatyfus Re:And why not? (305 comments)

I don't like pop music for that reason. Not all music is fake. Really!

more than 3 years ago

Sony To Detail "Premium PSN" Plans At E3

Negatyfus Re:Playstation, ask the Xbox how this one turned o (171 comments)

As far as I know, you could never play online with a Silver subscription. So what's changed? Nothing. They did not "slowly take away" features on Xbox Live. If anything, they *added* features. But yeah, paying for online play is a pain (but it still offers a little more than just your typical dedicated server in the PC world).

more than 4 years ago

Wii Hardware Upgrade Won't Happen Soon

Negatyfus Re:It makes sense really (325 comments)

I have often wondered if what I saw the Xbox 360 put out would have been possible on the Xbox. My conclusion is: no, it wouldn't have been. It would have been a scaled-down, lesser experience. The consoles are power-beasts this generation and can barf up some very impressive things. Not only in terms of graphics do the games provide a better feeling, but also in amount of enemies on-screen, AI and animation. The latter plays a big role in gameplay. I also like in-game cut-scenes. The Xbox could do that, sure, but for the first time they actually look like something worth watching. No blocky polygons and blurry textures to distract you from the story that is unfolding. I appreciate all the people shouting "Gameplay over graphics, rawr!!" but they are both important. The fanatics can play with their emulators, if they'd like, but I do like a good graphical experience (both on consoles and PC).

more than 4 years ago

Security Firms Can't Protect iPhone From Threats

Negatyfus Apps run in a sandbox (137 comments)

Apple isn't too concerned because all Apps run in a sandbox. There would have to be a very glaring hole in iPhoneOS would an attacker be able to take over an iPhone in this way. I remember a vulnerability that allowed exploitation through doctored SMS packets somehow, but I'm not sure how serious it was. At any rate, that's fixed now as far as I remember. Really, this is just about anti-virus companies trying to instill fear in the hearts of ignorant users. iPhone users that have jailbroken their iPhone have made it their own responsibility to look after security and I don't believe for a second that F-Secure is targeting *them* (SDK limitations wouldn't be a roadblock in that case). I see very little opportunity for a hacker to invade an iPhone, and thus it's not a huge priority to install any security software on the iPhone.

more than 4 years ago

Free-To-Play Switch Going Well For D&D Online

Negatyfus Re:The game (201 comments)

Nothing you say here says anything about wanting to be among the best. I just says something about wanting to progress. That's true of single-player games as well. If there's no progression, there's no goals. A goal doesn't necessarily have to be "compete with other players."

more than 4 years ago

Swine Flu Outbreak At PAX

Negatyfus Re:Spread the FUD (374 comments)

It does help them to track the spread of the disease, though. Also, it'd be totally awesome to have a t-shirt made with a print that says: "I had Swine Flu and lived!"

about 5 years ago

Standalone GPS Receivers Going the Way of the Dodo

Negatyfus Re:Already there (422 comments)

Your friend used one of the earlier GPS applications for iPhone that pull maps from the internet. The more recent navigation software, introduced to the App Store since iPhoneOS 3.0 was released, include all the maps on the iPhone itself and do not need internet connection. Granted, GPS chips in smartphones are of inferior quality to those in dedicated GPS navigation units, which is why TomTom will offer a special assessoire that includes a better GPS chip. I don't really think that stand-alone GPS receivers will vanish. They will probably always perform better than a smartphone.

more than 5 years ago

What Features Should Be Included With iPhone 3.0?

Negatyfus Re:A printer! (606 comments)

Actually, clicking the button once is for pause, twice is skip to next track and three times gets you to the previous track. But you're right, it's perfectly sufficient. :)

more than 5 years ago

Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop's Facebook Status

Negatyfus Re:What the hell? (653 comments)

I'm sitting quietly on some church steps with a girl

This right here says you made the whole story up.

more than 5 years ago

Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop's Facebook Status

Negatyfus Re:What the hell? (653 comments)

I would have to be extremely fucking drunk to openly display those symptoms. But I will have been over the legal blood-alcohol limit long before that, so I have to wonder if really *all* of those DUI offenders display *all* of those symptoms. In fact, why would breathalyzer tests be needed if it would be so easy to tell without one?

more than 5 years ago

Review: Halo Wars

Negatyfus Re:How can you trust this article? (177 comments)

Hmmm... how can you say that unless you mean only games that first were released exclusively on consoles? Which would be stupid in this time of simultaneous multi-platform releases. Even then, there are and have been countless console shooters, even before Halo.

more than 5 years ago

Will Consoles Merge Back Into PCs?

Negatyfus Re:No.... (356 comments)

1500â? I'll advise you to do some more research, as I've done recently for a potential new gaming PC. You can upgrade your entire system to a decent new rig for under 600â. It's not cheap as in console cheap, but 1500â it is not. Also, PC games are generally cheaper. I hope PC doesn't die out. :(

more than 5 years ago

GTA IV DLC Announced

Negatyfus Re:Fuck DLC. (49 comments)

I don't see how you're not, acting all childish on Slashdot.

more than 4 years ago

Sony, Microsoft Begin Battle of Virtual Worlds

Negatyfus Re:"Oh yay" (180 comments)

I thought this was pretty cool, that is, until I read your post. Seeing the error of my ways, I will now live a life free of virtual worlds and offer my sincere apologies for having a different opinion. Please accept twenty self-inflicted lashes of the whip to my back to atone for my sin.

more than 5 years ago

The Thirteen Greatest Error Messages of All Time

Negatyfus Re:The error no one wishes to hear. (623 comments)

My gods, I remember that little DOS prank, complete with simulated water sounds coming out of the system speaker! That must've been about 20 years ago.

more than 5 years ago


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Negatyfus Negatyfus writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Man, I'm so lucky I'm not lame enough to write in a journal. Hey, wait a fucking minute...?

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