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Comment: Re:Whoosh (Score 1) 547

by MagusSlurpy (#44073939) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Xbox One Phone-Home DRM

Redbox costs two bucks a day, and only carries AAA titles. If you're the kind of guy that only plays CoD, great, that works for you. If you're like me and loved the living hell out of Deadlight and Mark of the Ninja and other indie/oddball titles and want everyone else to try them, or even would rather just play games for free instead of renting them, it kind of sucks that they killed that aspect of their plan.

My statement above wasn't about arguing which platform is best, or even arguing that Microsoft's E3 plan was overall a good thing. It was about the fact that MS was trying something new and interesting along with their broken DRM scheme, and killed the interesting part along with the horrible part.

Comment: Re:Whoosh (Score 3, Interesting) 547

by MagusSlurpy (#44058355) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Xbox One Phone-Home DRM

Same(ish) CPU
More modern GPU of same brand with more cores
Same amount of RAM, more bandwidth from GDDR5, but no SRAM on-die

In other words, PS4=more graphical power, less effective memory management overall. So PS4 is at best slightly superior to XB1, not "vastly."

And of course, one other thing to consider is that the power and heat management of the XB1 is better than the PS4 - which no one will care about until they remember RRoD and YLoD issues stemming directly from heat in almost all cases.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6972/xbox-one-hardware-compared-to-playstation-4

Now if by "vastly" better you meant in terms of the original DRM scheme implementations, then no disagreement here.

Comment: Re:Whoosh (Score 4, Interesting) 547

by MagusSlurpy (#44058237) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Xbox One Phone-Home DRM

They killed the "Family" sharing plan entirely, whether you bought the game from the online shop or on disc.

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

Personally, I think they should have kept the digital sharing plan - it was the one thing that was significantly better than what the PS4 or WiiU offers, and I think would have done a lot to bring back the people they alienated last week. Oh, well.

Comment: Re:TDP for 4770k == 84W (Score 1) 271

by MagusSlurpy (#43982475) Attached to: AMD Making a 5 GHz 8-Core Processor At 220 Watts

Because most microprocessors do not run for 100k hours at 70C. Maybe at 40C, but electromigration will kill just about any chip running that hot for an extended period of time.

The temps that manufacturers state tell you the temperature at which a chip will operate, not a temperature at which it will survive with extended use. If a processor runs at 70C but crashes constantly at 73C, do you really think it will happily run at 70C for 11 years?

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