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what's your favorite pokemon?
what's your least favorite pokemon?
what 6 pokemon would be in your team?
least favorite type?
favorite normal type pokemon?
favorite fire type pokemon?
favorite water type pokemon?
favorite electric type pokemon?
favorite grass type pokemon?
favorite ice type pokemon?
favorite fighting type pokemon?
favorite poison type pokemon?
favorite ground type pokemon?
favorite flying type pokemon?
favorite psychic type pokemon?
favorite bug type pokemon?
favorite rock type pokemon?
favorite ghost type pokemon?
favorite dragon type pokemon?
favorite dark type pokemon?
favorite steel type pokemon?
favorite fairy type pokemon?
Mew or Mewtwo?
Ho-oh or Lugia?
Kyogre or Groudon?
Dialga or Palkia?
Reshiram or Zekrom?
Xerneas or Yveltal?
favorite gym leader?
favorite pokemon game?
team of pokemon only from gen. 1
team of pokemon only from gen. 2
team of pokemon only from gen. 3
team of pokemon only from gen. 4
team of pokemon only from gen. 5
team of pokemon only from gen. 6
favorite legendary pokemon?
favorite mega evolution?
favorite pokemon from gen. 1
favorite pokemon from gen. 2
favorite pokemon from gen. 3
favorite pokemon from gen. 4
favorite pokemon from gen. 5
favorite pokemon from gen. 6
favorite starter pokemon from any generation?
if you were a pokemon, what pokemon would you be and why?
Do you try to stay away from walkthroughs?
Company you're always loyal to?
Best game you've ever played?
Worst game you've ever played?
A popular series/game you just can't get into no matter how much you try?
A game that's changed you the most?
A game you'll never forget?
A game you turn your volume off every time you play it?
A game you've completely given up on?
Hardest game you've played?
Shortest time you've beaten a game in?
A game you were the most excited for when it wasn't released yet?
A game you think would be cool if it had voice acting?
Which two games do you think would make an awesome crossover?
Character you've hated most? From what game?
What game do you never tell people you play?
A game you wish your friends knew about?
Which game do you think deserves a revival?
What was the first video game you ever played?
How old were you when you first played a video game?
If you could immerse yourself in any game for one day, which game would it be? What would you do?
Biggest disappointment you've had in gaming?
Casual, Hardcore, or in the middle?
Be honest; have you ever used cheats (like ActionReplay or Gameshark)?
Handheld or console?
Has there ever been a moment that has made you cry?
Which character's clothes do you wish you owned the most?
Which is more important, gameplay or story?
A game that hasn't been localized in your country that you think should be localized?
i have no feelings or emotions just sarcasm running through my veins
Oh, so you think you’re funny? Well guess what!
Alright, if you’re a consumer and you’re considering picking up the new Xbox One console, then please, take a moment to listen to me. Before we begin, no, I am not a fanboy or a hater. I have no console Bias. I have a PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and a Gaming PC. Each has their pros and cons but now onto business.
DO NOT BUY AN XBOX ONE. Why? See the reasons below:
Xbox Requires an internet connection. Here’s how it works: Every 24 hours your Xbox will try to connect to Microsoft’s servers for verification. If it is unable to connect, sucks to be you. You’re blocked from playing even single player games until it can connect.
Do you like renting games, lending them to a friend, or even borrowing them from a friend? No longer possible. Every Xbox One game you get must be registered to your Xbox live account to be played. After that point it will only work for you. No one else can use it unless they pay a fee. Essentially it works like this. You pick up a used Xbox One game from somewhere or someone, pop it into your console. The system verifies it’s been registered to your account. Uh-oh, it isn’t! In order to play it, you have to pay Microsoft a fee, which is currently slated to be full retail price. Doesn’t matter how scratched up it is or how cheap you got it at gamestop or from a friend. You aren’t just buying the physical copies anymore. You’re paying Microsoft for a LICENSE to be allowed to play that game.
It is worth mentioning Microsoft is exploring ways for you to trade in and resell your used games. This is rumored to mean that you can sell your digital license to play the game (registration) back to microsoft, likely for microsoft points. You can then trade in the game at gamespot for some cash if you like. Either way, as it currently stands, the new owner would still have to pay a fee on top of the price of actually buying the physical copy.
Is it worth mentioning that Microsoft if shafting Indie Developers as well? Where as on Playstation Network or (whatever the Wii has) Indie Developers can self publish their content easily. Playstation even encourages this. Microsoft however forces these Indie Devs to enter publishing deals with them to be allowed to market their content. You don’t go through them, you don’t get to sell what you developed.
I’m not quite done yet! Now, I’m sure you heard a lot about “TV TV TV TV SPORTS TV TV SPORTS SPORTS TV.” Yes, the Xbox is slated to be able to stream live tv, live sports, etc. So let me ask you this. You obviously already have something like cable or DirecTV. Do you really want to shell out hundreds of dollars more and pay a monthly subscription fee to have another television provider? Yes, I said hundreds of dollars, and I don’t mean the cost of the console. To view live TV from the Xbox you are required to purchase ANOTHER separate device for it to work. Why would you even consider shelling out more money for something you already have anyway? Even if you didn’t, DirecTV is cheaper. Or you could even subscribe you Hulu.com and watch live tv on your computer. FOR MUCH CHEAPER. You essentially have to buy another cable box if you don’t have one. And if you do… what do you need the Xbox One for?
So far we’ve discovered that the Xbox One is not really a gaming console, at least… not a consumer friendly gaming console. It’s being marketed as an all-in-one home entertainment system. Something to replace all of the other devices in your house. But there are drawbacks even to that. Put on your tin foil hats for this part folks. Take from it what you will, all I’ll say is… possibilities…
The Xbox One’s features will not function unless the Kinect is plugged in and active. This is not an optional piece anymore.
So imagine your Kinect piece breaks? Tough luck, no more Xbox for you. But you know what’s worse?
Pay attention, because this is important. The Kinect is always watching. Always listening. Even when the system is off.
Yes. One of the ways to turn the system on is to audibly say: “Xbox On” while the system is off. The Kinect, which is always on, hears you and turns it on. Now this might seem like a cool feature, but did you know Microsoft patented a feature that would allow the Kinect’s camera (It’s no longer just a sensor, but a camera) to spy on you for the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America?) While they may not actually do this, it is actually possible for them to do this now. It has a camera, and a microphone. The Kinect is always on. It is ALWAYS listening, ALWAYS watching.
An idea has been tossed around that by using this feature, it will allows game developers and movie produces to set a limited amount of how many people can be allowed to view the entertainment. So as a hypothetical example, you and three friends are watching a movie, which is the maximum allowed. A fourth friend enters the room and the Kinect’s sensor registers the fourth individual. The movie stops and you a prompted to pay a fee so that the extra individual may also view the film. Again, that is NOT currently the case, but these are the ideas currently being tossed around with the system’s current capabilities.
Source for listening: http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/21/4352596/the-xbox-one-is-always-listening
Source of spying: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/139706-microsofts-new-kinect-patent-goes-big-brother-will-spy-on-you-for-the-mpaa
Now, just two more things and I’ll be done here!
This isn’t really a good or bad thing, but it’s annoying. It also explains how they can prevent you from playing a used game if you didn’t pay their fee. Xbox one no longer plays games off the discs, you HAVE to install them to the hard-drive in order to play them. I believe PS3 also has you do this (on a number of games but not always it seems), except that PS3 isn’t trying to Nickle and Dime you at every corner. It also seems according to this article there is something related to the Online portion at the beginning of this post. The option is there for Developers to require the Xbox to always be online to play their particular game. Well, it seems PC gamers and console gamers have one thing in common now… DRM.
(At least pirates on PC can bypass DRM easily. Not an option for Consoles.)
And last but not least, another annoyance… Xbox One will not be compatible with any and all current headsets. Nope, companies will either have to make new headsets altogether specifically for the Xbox One, and they have to adhere to what Microsoft wants. Look forward to price gouging.
Oh, one more thing… If you have an Xbox 360, don’t get rid of it. Why? Well if you want to keep playing your old 360 games you’ll need it. The Xbox One isn’t backwards compatible. At all. Not only that, but President of Microsoft’s Xbox Division Don Mattrick insults the very notion of backwards compatibility! He calls it: “Backwards thinking.”
Source of insult: http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/22/4355984/xbox-one-backward-compatibility-backwards-thinking-don-mattrick
That is all I have to say currently folks, and I hope you took the time to read this far. I’ll conclude with the following… please… PLEASE do not buy this console. Paying for this supports greedy and anti-consumer business practices. Speak with your wallet, and pass up the Xbox One. No matter what games it might have that you want, even if they are exclusive. Do the right thing and make a statement. Refuse to be nickle and dimed like this. Refuse to be seen as a mindless consumer who will buy anything tossed to them.
We won’t know much else until after E3, but as it stands now, the PS4 or a decent gaming PC is the best way to go.
If you are willing to do so, please spread this post around. Liking is not even remotely necessary, but do please share it if you agree with and acknowledge what you’ve read here. The more people know, the fewer of them waste their money.
Thank you, kindly.
(Originally posted on Facebook by one of my friends. He brings up many valid points. Mind you, I haven’t been a fan of Xbox in a long time and I will most likely get a PS4. But this confirms further for me that I won’t be getting an Xbox one any time in the foreseeable future.)
I’m getting on the wagon with the boycotting of the Xbone—not because of some of the alarmist things brought up here, but the fact that I don’t appreciate the apparent wallet gouging this would inflict if I ever bought one.
The bit about Kinect watching you always seems a little silly to me—as Ty says, “To have them watching you and obsessing over you, they first have to give a shit about you.” (Besides, if Microsoft really wanted to WATCH people, they’d watch Skype, wouldn’t they?) Both of us are more worried about the Kinect functionality being forced upon us. A lot of the minor annoyances irk us, but it’s those fees and the refusal to be backward compatible. The marketing (so far) as an all-in-one console instead of primarily a game console is rubbish. I do appreciate higher functionality, but I want a game console.
Again, as Ty says, we don’t want to get the Xbox One unless “many, many, many changes are made to it. And even then, there isn’t one game that they could come up with that would make me want to get one.”
It’s giveaway time, my fellow Hylians, and the theme is The Legend of Zelda.
Four weeks from today (Sunday, April 14th), I will select FOUR winners from a random sequence generator, based on whoever reblogs or likes this post. The first winner will get first choice of a prize and so on. The last winner is stuck with what’s left, but I mean… any Zelda prize is better than no Zelda prize, amirite?
- Triforce Items T-Shirt (you get to choose the size and color of black, green, or silver)
- Manga Box Set
- Ocarina of Time 3D
- Twilight Princess Fabric Wall Scroll
Da Rules (Grumble, Grumble):
- THERE ARE NO RULES. (I’m lying; I just felt like being dramatic)
- If you win, I will announce it and message you. Your ask box must be on. You must be willing to give me your address. You must reply within one week or I’ll choose another winner.
- I will NOT let a “giveaway blog” win.
- I genuinely do not care how many times you reblog this. They’ll all count. So will likes.
- You do NOT have to be following me to win, because I’m not an asshole.
- I’ll ship anywhere. Anywhere. If you live in Antarctica, I’ll ship there, and I might even include penguin treats.
That’s it. If you have any questions, feel free to message me.
Can’t I just get a job as a pokemon trainer…