RIP, Ebert. You and Siskel were the one place I could go for honesty.
Always thought he was overrated, but nonetheless I still think this is BS. I've always believed in separating the artist from the art. And I honestly don't give a rat's ass about the politics or social views of any given writer. Applying litmus tests like this is just the kind of thing that can come back and bite you in the ass if you're not careful. After all, you never know when YOUR views may become the unpopular ones.
Natalie Portman was my mother, you insensitive clod!
Can a general purpose PC do MASSIVE DAMAGE?
Constantly streaming interactive graphics, even if only at 720p, will still require a fast internet connection. Services like OnLive have struggled in the past due to the large amount of bandwidth they require, and many consumers complained of laggy connections and horrendous graphics. There is no word yet regarding the features of the games being streamed, including whether or not they will support online or local multiplayer."
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I understand why you're posting AC. Sadly,
#1 is bullshit. With XNA, it's WAY easier for indies to develop for xbox than any other console.
Are you that pompous ass at every party who feels the need to brag to everyone "I don't even OWN a TV"?
Have you seen the proposed specs on the PS4 and next Xbox? They seem pretty powerful to just be targeting "soccer moms".
Nintendo has built an empire out of dead horse beating
I think I have a new signature.
using some proprietary format is just plain idiotic because of the overhead costs.
I'm actually kind of surprised MS didn't just buy up the old HD-DVD patents and re-task that format for game discs.
In the next gen, poor Kratos will be down to killing gods from minor cults in western China.
Somewhere, a Nintendo exec is opening a bottle of Jack Daniels to pour a toast to the one year they had a current gen console.
But seriously, any word on the optical drives for the new consoles? I imagine Sony will stick to a blu-ray drive (I just hope they lose the bluetooth remote and include an IR sensor this time). But will MS swallow their pride and go bluray (widely viewed as a Sony technology), or develop some proprietary optical drive, or use some sort of SSD-type technology--or take the REALLY bold, and risky, step of going download only? I think they would be better off swallowing their pride and going blu-ray myself. But, then again, I say that as someone who has a lot of blu-ray movies and who would really like one console to watch all my stuff instead of several.