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Comment Re:Jar Jar Binks (Score 3, Insightful) 423

I agree, the problem wasn't so much Hayden as it was Lucas' poor writing and lack of direction. The fact that the sets were just giant blue screens didn't help. In the prequels, Ewan McGreggor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, and Samuel L Muthafucking Jackson are all giving lackluster performances. If Sam Jackson comes off as wooden, what chance does a novice like Hayden Christensen stand?

I really don't care for the guy, and I couldn't stand the character of Anakin but I think he just gets too much of the blame for the prequels.

Comment Re:X-Box One is Clear Choice (Score 1) 373

1) Matter of Opinion. Sony has some damn good exclusives as well (e.g. Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, Infamous, Gran Turismo, etc.) It all depends on where your tastes lie.

2, 3) Kinect is pretty much dead at this point. Since it is now an optional $100 addon, few people are buying it and no one is making games for it anymore. Since a good portion of the media center stuff requires Kinect (such as changing channels on the cable box) a good portion of the media center integration is useless as well.

4) Evil multinational corporation currently HQ'ed in US vs Evil multinational corporation currently HQ'ed in Japan.

Comment Re:Remember when... (Score 1) 166

On one hand, I totally agree. The fact that seasons seem to be between 6 and 12 episodes these days with some shows going as low 3 episodes, it just seems to be too little content. However, looking back at some of my favorite old shows, I realize just how much is pointless filler. So on the other hand I prefer quality over quantity.

Thinking about it, I would probably prefer 12 really solid episodes than 30 episodes of much more varying quality, half of which are just filler.

Comment Re:I was a child when it came out, and... (Score 1) 166

They said the same about Battlestar Galactica. While I hate the BSG remake as a remake, it was a good series in-and-of-itself. If it is done with care and treats the premise with dignity, it has the potential to be a good series. It doesn't need to be a "gritty reboot", it just needs to take itself seriously.

That was the major problem with the original series, and a good portion of other series from the era, it was just too campy for it's own good.

Comment Re:i still cant believe (Score 1) 166

I hated that movie, I am so glad that Bill Mumy and Jonathan Harris wanted nothing to do with it. The only bright spot was that they brought back Dick Tufeld to voice the robot. Well, that and the skin-tight uniforms on Mimi Rogers and Heather Graham.

Comment As someone who owns both... (Score 1) 373

If you only care about graphics, get a PS4. Of the two, it is simply the most powerful console (though a mid-end PC or better will easily beat it. However as we have seen with Ubisoft games and more recently, Arkham Knight, PC game ports are more likely to be unoptimized and buggy if not outright broken.) PS4 is the most popular console at the moment and will probably have the superior ports of multiplatform games. It also has some great exclusives like Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Infamous, and LittleBigPlanet.

If you don't mind the Microsoft Ecosystem (you said about considering a Windows gaming PC), The Xbox has some very interesting features. While the graphics are technically subpar vs the PS4, most people won't really notice. The backwards compatibility means you can pick up cheap 360 games (which are on the supported games list) in addition to more recent games. The best feature is that if you get a cheap Windows 10 PC, you can use the Xbox app to stream games from the XBone to your PC, which if you have a family, you don't have to monopolize the TV if you want to play games. The Xbox doesn't have as many great exclusives this time around (though it does have Halo, Gears Of War, and Forza Racing), but it will still get all the multiplatform games, is cheaper and the current bundles (especially the Gears Of War / Ori / Rare Replay bundle) are great for the price. Plus the MS store and various retailers are giving really good deals with buy a bundle and get free games.

However, if you just want to stay with Steam, you can also try the Steamlink with the Steam Controller and stream your games to the TV

Comment Re:Needs 1st Xbox as well come in's X86 based (Score 1) 63

Well, yes and no. As I understand it, they are going the route of Nintendo's Virtual Console, where they have an emulator that they wrap the binary in and distribute as a single package versus a generic emulator that gets installed that will attempt to play all games.

I believe the reason behind this is A) legal in that they want the publishers permission for all games as a CYA. B) They can test games for compatibility as console developers are notorious for using undocumented APIs and hardware hacks / tricks that wreak havoc with software-based emulators. Having games that don't work with the emulator when it is listed as compatible with all games would be a PR disaster, especially if it is a high-profile game. Lastly, C) This gives them and the publishers a new route for sales as they can later have the game listed on the store as a "360 Classic" or whatever they are planning to name them.

Comment Re:Logic is sorely missing. (Score 2) 63

Your logic is ambiguous.

"In what you're saying, do you mean OR or AND," and they reply "Yes."

Yes is a correct answer to that statement, just not the one you are expecting. If either OR or AND is what they mean then an affirmative can be correct. Perhaps the correct question to ask is: "In what you're saying, WHICH do you mean, OR or AND?

Then you have to explain it to them: "Cake OR iced cream or cake AND iced cream?" ... and they get confused and insulted.

Obviously the correct question to ask is "Would you like Cake OR Iced Cream?" as it logically gives the largest number of combinations: cake, iced cream, both, or neither. Whereas asking about Cake AND Iced Cream gives the option of both or neither since they two have become conditionally paired.

Then again, you can also realize that few people use precise language but most people who are not socially dysfunctional or deliberate assholes understand meaning and intent of the question because people are not computers with strict syntax requirements.

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