Words of Wisdumb…056

I was once told “it’s not the person, it’s the process”. But isn’t the to person that does the process?

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Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found over at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!

I <3 & h8 Comcast

Chris: You only have our 140 channels which has ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3.
You: So I have to add the Digital Preferred to get the additional ESPN stations? That adds the NFL Network but not NFL Red Zone?
Chris: That would be right.
Chris: You can upgrade to our Digital Preferred and add the Sports Entertainment Package to get NFL Redzone and ESPN News.
You: I’ll live without the Redzone. That $5/month will be beer money.
Chris: I completely undersand.
Chris: *understand.

 

Bio Card PaulPaul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found over at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!

Reader Discussion: Are Exclusives Getting Ridiculous?

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Unfortunately, we are living in a day and age where the major console contenders are trying to win over players by garnering exclusive content, or maybe its just getting more pronounced. Sony just published a video(shown above) to show off their exclusives with Destiny. In fact, there are so many exclusives that there is an entire webpage to detail all of the game’s exclusives to the PlayStation platform.

Recently, Microsoft inserted its foot into its mouth, and subsequently tripped over it, by announcing the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider as a console exclusive. Quickly they had to clarify that stance by telling everyone that it is a “timed” exclusive and that they don’t own the rights to the franchise. This leaves it wide open for Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix to port the game to other platforms at a later date.

When a new game or intellectual property is announced…

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PAX Prime Sale At Sony

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sony2014paxsaleFor those looking for a price break on some games, Sony is having a sale in honor of PAX Prime. Eighteen games are on sale for up to 60% off and PS Plus members can get up to 80% off the retail price. The sale prices are good through September 1st. Check out the line up to see if there is anything you feel the need to have.

Title PS Plus Price Sale Price Original Price
Alien Spidy (PS3) $2.50 $4.99 $9.99
BEYOND: Two Souls (PS3) $19.59 $27.99 $39.99
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS Vita) $4.89 $6.99 $9.99
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS3) $3.59 $5.99 $14.99
Bound by Flame (PS3) $19.59 $27.99 $39.99
Bound by Flame (PS4) $24.49 $34.99 $49.99
Child of Light (PS3) $10.34 $11.49 $14.99
Child of Light (PS4) $10.34 $11.49 $14.99
Closure (PS3) $3.74 $4.99 $14.99
Don’t Starve:…

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The Transformers

thetransformersIt’s so bad, it’s great.

The classic tale of good and evil only with robots. The Autobots fight the evil Decepticons as they try to steal Earth’s energy to take back to their home world of Cybertron.

I won’t go through the entire story of the series. This series is something worth watching just to realize how far the Transformers franchise has come and to keep the newer movies in perspective. Many have complained how bad the films are but if you look honestly at the original tv show it was not any better and in some ways much worse.

The nostalgia value alone it worth watching this for me. Having grown up watching it when it originally aired, I can remember a lot of what happened on the show as soon as it starts playing out. With my age also comes the perspective that I now realize how ridiculous it was at times.

The only thing I’m disappointed with is that after having watched the show again, I can’t find a copy of the original animated movie. What’s up with that?

Bio Card PaulPaul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found over at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!

SOLD: Amazon Buys Twitch… What???

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The Amazon logo is seen on a podium duriDespite prior rumors of Google buying Twitch, it has been confirmed that Amazon has purchased the online broadcasting service for $970 million in cash money. KA-CHING!

The melding of Twitch and Youtube seemed like a no brainer. Taking a successful user driven video-on-demand service and combing it with a successful live broadcast service made sense. It made even more sense as time went on and Twitch started removing archives. The prevalent thought was that Youtube would become the archive service. Even the enabling of music copyright software lead many to believe Twitch was grooming itself for a Google buyout.

The marriage of Amazon and Twitch may be a little less clear but potentially just as powerful. Amazon has been building itself as a competitor to Netflix in the arena of streaming video for movies and previously aired television shows. Both companies have been slowly building exclusive deals for content and…

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It’s Not The Size That Counts… In Destiny

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destiny-threegunsWhy is everybody so worried about how big it is? Hey, I’m still talking about Destiny. Bungie has had to come to their own defense recently about the size and scope of their upcoming game. Jonty Barnes, director of production, had this to say when asked about the game being called small:

“If I’m honest with you, it blew my mind, because it’s the biggest game we’ve ever made. I don’t think people understand the depth and amount of gameplay there is in Destiny. It was a big beta. So the first thing, I was like, well that was a huge beta. I don’t understand how people could have that concern when you think about that and all the different planets we’re going to open up and the gameplay we’ve got there.

“I’m not worried about it, because I honestly believe Destiny is a huge game. I can…

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