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#261 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 441

Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:20 PM

OK, I didn't know about the ability to trade-in and resell digital copies of games. That would have been an AMAZING feature, undoubtedly, as no other digital retailer does that as far as I know. And as someone said, GameStop could easily have been a part of that. 

But couldn't they still do that, even without a 24-hour check in? That's my only remaining question. 

Interestingly, according to some online polls I've seen on other sites (like Memebase and Kotaku), the majority of people still prefer the PS4 to XBOne, just because they feel like Microsoft betrayed them. I am one of those people, but now that Microsoft's proved that they can listen, I'll probably get an Xbox One later down the road, after the first price drop. I need me some Halo! :D


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#262 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:49 PM

I also don't understand the fixation with submarines.

 

The submarine thing came about because a bunch of people were talking about how soldiers were going to get boned by the checkin stuff because they generally don't have consistent internet connections when they are deployed.



#263 kryotech   Members   -  Reputation: 841

Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:02 AM

 

I also don't understand the fixation with submarines.

 

The submarine thing came about because a bunch of people were talking about how soldiers were going to get boned by the checkin stuff because they generally don't have consistent internet connections when they are deployed.

 

 

I'm not sure how many people would be playing video games on a nuclear submarine...not a lot of room on those things. Seriously, I'm not sure if you're allowed to game when sailing on a sub/ship in the navy, I could be wrong about that...

 

If they are allowed gaming, there is a simple fix. I can imagine the captain ordering the sub to periscope depth, raising the antenna mast with a Hughes Net satellite dish attached to it. Imagine that thing sticking out in Chinese controlled waters just so that the captain can play Battlefield 4 against his Chinese friend. Meanwhile, a Chinese destroyer passes by and completely misses the American sub cause the Chinese friend is the captain of that destroyer.......wait a minute, this could be a serious issue :D

 

Jokes aside, even metropolitan US has issues with broadband connectivity. I've had network blackouts last a day, especially after a bad snowstorm, or something like hurricane Sandy. That sort of stuff can be an issue, so having the 24 hour check in could be a problem to playing the console. The used game restrictions, that could have been an issue as well, but I'm not entirely sure how big an issue it would've become later on. I suppose people just don't like being restricted.....


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#264 Bacterius   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 8328

Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:02 AM


I'm not sure how many people would be playing video games on a nuclear submarine...not a lot of room on those things. Seriously, I'm not sure if you're allowed to game when sailing on a sub/ship in the navy, I could be wrong about that...

 

I would be surprised if they weren't. These are long-term assignments - usually several months, so crew members actually need some form of entertainment - and it certainly seems as if video games would be a tremendously efficient use of space (as opposed to, say, a pool, or a basketball court). Now the internet connection is something different completely, since I imagine this stuff is very heavily regulated; you probably don't want a virus messing with the submarine's systems.


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#265 Oberon_Command   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1830

Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:05 PM

 

 

I also don't understand the fixation with submarines.

 

The submarine thing came about because a bunch of people were talking about how soldiers were going to get boned by the checkin stuff because they generally don't have consistent internet connections when they are deployed.

 

 

I'm not sure how many people would be playing video games on a nuclear submarine...not a lot of room on those things. Seriously, I'm not sure if you're allowed to game when sailing on a sub/ship in the navy, I could be wrong about that...

 

Yes, they are allowed. Back when Steam first came out there was a similar kerfuffle from US submariners over how they had bought themselves HL2 not knowing that it needed an internet connection to play. Furthermore "Not a lot of room" is exactly why gaming seems (to me) like it would be a great past-time on a submarine.

 

 


If they are allowed gaming, there is a simple fix. I can imagine the captain ordering the sub to periscope depth, raising the antenna mast with a Hughes Net satellite dish attached to it.

 

 

This would reveal the submarine's position to... well, basically anyone who is watching. Not very stealthy, and if the sub is engaged in clandestine operations, potentially mission-blowing.

Edited by Oberon_Command, 22 June 2013 - 12:06 PM.


#266 slicer4ever   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3415

Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

 


If they are allowed gaming, there is a simple fix. I can imagine the captain ordering the sub to periscope depth, raising the antenna mast with a Hughes Net satellite dish attached to it.

 

 

This would reveal the submarine's position to... well, basically anyone who is watching. Not very stealthy, and if the sub is engaged in clandestine operations, potentially mission-blowing.

 

i...i don't think he was being even remotely serious...


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#267 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 441

Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:44 PM

 

 


If they are allowed gaming, there is a simple fix. I can imagine the captain ordering the sub to periscope depth, raising the antenna mast with a Hughes Net satellite dish attached to it.

 

 

This would reveal the submarine's position to... well, basically anyone who is watching. Not very stealthy, and if the sub is engaged in clandestine operations, potentially mission-blowing.

 

i...i don't think he was being even remotely serious...

 

I don't think he was, either. :P


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#268 kryotech   Members   -  Reputation: 841

Posted 22 June 2013 - 02:14 PM

 

 

 


If they are allowed gaming, there is a simple fix. I can imagine the captain ordering the sub to periscope depth, raising the antenna mast with a Hughes Net satellite dish attached to it.

 

 

This would reveal the submarine's position to... well, basically anyone who is watching. Not very stealthy, and if the sub is engaged in clandestine operations, potentially mission-blowing.

 

i...i don't think he was being even remotely serious...

 

I don't think he was, either. tongue.png

 

 

You got me, I wasn't being serious :D


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#269 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 28653

Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:53 PM

I thought the entire discussion of submarines was facetious...






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