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Is the Wii U Already Dead?

threeboy A confusing, stupid name. (403 comments)

A confusing stupid name (bad marketing), a horrible online experience, forcing us to buy gimmicky control schemes, clinging to the broken pricing model (that the other current-gen consoles will continue to do until the console market crashes again). I loved Nintendo, their first party games were awesome but they've become an EA styled parody of themselves. They should just call their new games Mario 2013, Mario 2014, etc. They gotta pack it in and do a Sega (go software only). Release their classic NES/SNES games for $1 on iOS and make the new 3D mario games for PlayStation 4 or Xbox 720. Maybe let a company who "gets" online design the online experience.

about 2 years ago
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Sony Announces the PS4

threeboy Re:PC gaming is dead? (587 comments)

...not to mention who controls the software ecosystem that surrounds the product. Consoles aren't PC's and vice versa.

about 2 years ago
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Sony Announces the PS4

threeboy Re:Any optical drive at all? (587 comments)

There's still people without solid internet connection. The time to go straight digital isn't now. Sony invented Blu-Ray. I'd bet $2 there's an optical drive.

about 2 years ago
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Sony Announces the PS4

threeboy Re:"Uses an X86 Processor" (587 comments)

Platform exclusives. Also like every previous console generation the hardware doesn't sound as impressive as your PC but the software is optimized for the platform and doesn't have to run as much OS overhead. (as far as I know).

about 2 years ago
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Firefox 19 Launches With Built-In PDF Viewer

threeboy People Print? (288 comments)

I want a "Save as PDF to Skydrive*" function. * replace Skydrive with Google Drive, DropBox, Box.net, etc, etc, any other cloud service you want.

about 2 years ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

threeboy Re:SteamOS (313 comments)

I've installed Ubuntu before just to check it out - I love the idea but I'm also tied to Adobe Creative Cloud D:

about 2 years ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

threeboy Re:SteamOS (313 comments)

Seems like a halfway solution from locally hosting and streaming the way Onlive did it. Steam already does achievements & progress syncing in some games but it'll be awesome when/if you'll be able to pause the game, then pic it up from your mobile device from the exact same spot and graphically reduced if required.

about 2 years ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

threeboy Re:SteamOS (313 comments)

He'd have to download a few gigabytes to run Team Fortress 2 every time... Unless Valve started clouding game files.

about 2 years ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

threeboy Re:SteamOS (313 comments)

Try some projects that don't don't make me money?

about 2 years ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

threeboy Re:SteamOS (313 comments)

...and then having a Steam-centric build of Linux for people to build their own SteamBoxes from old computers would be neat.

about 2 years ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

threeboy Re:SteamOS (313 comments)

I got enough projects that don't make me money already!

about 2 years ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

threeboy Re:SteamOS (313 comments)

Truedat but what I mean is an optimized build for people who want a game centric experience. Steam itself has a web browser and instant messenger. It could be as much of a stand alone OS as ChromeOS is.

about 2 years ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

threeboy SteamOS (313 comments)

Is this a step towards an optimized valve os built on linux? I don't use linux but it'd be cool.

about 2 years ago
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Gabe Newell: Steam Box's Biggest Threat Isn't Consoles, It's Apple

threeboy Re:Price of iControlPad (191 comments)

Yeah the pricepoint blows and none of this will likely happen. There's a number of 3rd party controllres but the problem is that they don't have official support so they're not in every game. If Apple atleast had a standard/universal controller support it would be awesome. If Apple they did the wiimote thing where it's a remote control for the TV but you could use it as a gampead - ah, we can dream, heh.

about 2 years ago
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Gabe Newell: Steam Box's Biggest Threat Isn't Consoles, It's Apple

threeboy Re:Apple & Gaming (191 comments)

Tactile feedback and real buttons just feel better, baby.

about 2 years ago
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Gabe Newell: Steam Box's Biggest Threat Isn't Consoles, It's Apple

threeboy Re:Apple & Gaming (191 comments)

You sound like you know this imaginary kid better than I do!

about 2 years ago
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Gabe Newell: Steam Box's Biggest Threat Isn't Consoles, It's Apple

threeboy Apple & Gaming (191 comments)

Apple seems to hate gaming. If they just released a solid bluetooth gamepad for Apple TV & iPads they could destroy consoles. What would you rather do: 1) Buy your kid an expensive console with $60 games. 2) Buy your kid a ton of $1 app style games with a system you may already own. Mind you, the production quality of AAA $60 games is a huge step up but some of them app games are pretty damn good for $1.

about 2 years ago

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