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|4 hours 16 min ago||wow||
|6 days 5 hours ago||No problem. Yeah, the two||
No problem. Yeah, the two types of memory don't even compare head to head but MS rigged it up with a bridge that will still be slower but push their RAM to speeds close to the outright open GDDR5 Sony has. The real issue will be coding around what MS has done to get the older RAM up to speed with said bridge. This gen will be like last gen but in reverse and slightly worse, IMO. Sony multiplats will looks slightly better and run slightly smoother but not so much to make people that buy an XB1 really care. Whay may make them care is the non technical stuff like the DRM, online check-in to avoid having a daily paperweight even for single player, anti-used gamed, anti-borrowed games, etc. That and price is what I think will really hurt the XB1.
|6 days 16 hours ago||FYI||
I also moderated your post as "informative" should I have confused anyone and further show I could care less about what company "wins" and am really just a tech enthusiast since I can no longer play them. /sadface lol
|6 days 16 hours ago||You would think so and you||
You would think so and you make some great points but the WiiU actually had sales soar almost 300% when the XB1 was announced! Now, THAT is a shocker considering that the 360/PS3 are still stronger than the WiiU and they are 7-8 years old.
Nintendo might unseat the XB1 if they can stick to what they said they would do and reach out to devs for more mature and different games than 100 mario titles, etc.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I didn't say the same amount||
I didn't say the same amount (if I did it was written in haste). I meant to say that they are using RAM that is virtually the same as that in the 360, just more of it (8GB).
GDDR5 ram runs about 5x faster (more in some cases and builds) than the RAM the XB1 is using and both are using 8GB of it. When Sony announced this shocker (it shocked even myself) Microsoft postponed their announcement in April a full month into May to figure out a way to make their machine even come close in RAM performance. What they did was add a 32MB ESRM bridge to their APU/RAM to help boost the speed of the outdated RAM and yet that still has it lagging behind. Worse yet, it makes the console harder to code for as devs will constantly have to work around that considering that (for both consoles) the total RAM is used for the OS and games.
Sorry for any confusion and, again, I'm not a fanboy. Just stating what I've read in tech journals and avoid rumors. MS has absolutely admitted this and I could give links but am too lazy at 2am. lol
Sorry for any confusion.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Both. EA is not dumb enough||
Both. EA is not dumb enough to ever go exclusive.
|6 days 20 hours ago||From what I know, the console||
From what I know, the console so far is one SKU and it's a 500GB PS4 for $399. It comes with a controller, HDMI cable ONLY (no SD TVs without a 3rd party adapter, I'm sure) and the usuals. Now, the controllers by themselves are now $10 more expensive. I'm sure that is due to the touch pad, more features, etc but it is now $60 for an extra controller.
Also, unlike XB1 the single play games are free but Sony is switching to a pay for online format using their current PS+ system. PS+ is cool in itself and while I wish they stuck with bare bones free multiplayer they have to pay off servers somehow and a year subscription is $50. With PS+ you get online play (all other online options are free) but you also get the perks of PS+ such as weekly free games, exclusive betas, etc. When gaming and had PS+, it literally payed for itself with the games the ygave away in 2 weeks as they gave away 2 games that were $60 a piece and do that often. Plus, you get discounts on games with it, etc. So, if Sony had to go "pay to play online", they couldn't have done it any better than with PS+ but I'm still a little surprised they didn't go for the kill and announce online gaming was still 100% free if you chose not to get PS+.
The HD is still replaceable as I'm sure the new gen consoles (both) will find that 500GB is not enough if both plan to use the amount of digital downloads they say. XBA went with a non-replaceable but you can add an external while Sony stuck with the external or just flat out replace the internal Hard Drive.
So, we'll see. I do know the Sony Eye Camerca is not inclded so that could be a thing that adds to cost but I last bought a console 4 years ago and it was a PS3 Move Bundle and I never play Move games, it was just a better PS3 for less money. HAHA.
My concern for gamers is whether the games themselves will go up as the yhave each gen. With Sony going back to it's PS1 "basically a PC" hardware style for ease of coding, will that keep games at $60 or will we see $70 games now? That would really stink for a gamer that simply wants to play NCAA and would have to shell out $5-600 just to play it depending on console, ya know?
|6 days 20 hours ago||They were all pretty bad||
They were all pretty bad (from EA) this gen but, for reasons stated above, if you want the best experience there is no reason to get an XB1. I swear to all I am no console fanboy! Microsoft just could not have botched their new console any worse than they have and it hasn't even released yet.
Like the reverse last gen (but this gen will be to a larger degree) ,when a developer has two consoles to develop for and one is very simple and cost effective and the other is hard to code for and costs more to make for that console, they will either skip the harder console completely, or in EA's case, really not put too much effort into the harder console resulting in worse effects, frame rates, etc.
The kick here being that this gen it was the PS3 that had that issue until developers really learned how to code for it just a couple years ago. That is when devs started to make equal multiplatform games (like sports games) and even lead program on the PS3 because the PS3 WAS the stronger machine. Yet, it wasn't to such a degree that you could brute force code through and it be even with the 360.
This new gen, not only is the PS4 essentially a PC (like the 360 & XB1 are) to make coding easier but they have a console that is out of the gate and to the end of each consolses cycle stronger. What Microsoft had to rig up to make their machine even close to the PS4 in raw power and ease of code will gimp it for years and almost certainly it's entire life cycle as far as multiplats (EA, 2K sports games) go.
It's essentially this gen in reverse but worse for Microsoft. Like the PS3 did, exclusive games where a dev can really use all the tricks of the console and only work on that console will have the Xb1 produce games that look good. The PS3 only really could show that it was stronger than the 360 with 1st party exclusives like Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, etc as those devs knew how to code for it as it was the only machine they had to worry about. So, Xb1 isn't a pile of crap technically but they had to really rig it up to even compete with the PS4 technically once Sony announced it's specs and it's 2 generation lesson of avoiding making their own proprietary parts that are hard to code for.
As a game lover who, sadly, cannot game anymore.....buying an XB1 will be a waste of $500 unless you REALLY need Halo as even Cliff B is on record as saying he is done with Gears of War and if it ever comes back it will likely be multiplat. Guy hated the PS3 when it first came out but since each new console showing has done nothing but dog MS for their system and terrible relationship with devs. So, if Halo is worth $500 to anyone, have a blast! Yet, if you are a sports gamer (you) or just want the best experience and more money in your wallet, the PS4 is a no brainer here. I mean, when MS employees are giving praise to Sony (for The last of Us and the PS4) and MS loving websites are calling the new console "The worst console announcement ever"...........writing is on the wall. I'm not even counting the gaming community that is just ripping the console apart (it has taken on the meme "XBone", for pete's sake). It could genuinely end up as the next Sega Saturn.
Not a fanboy. Your money. Yet, as a tech lover and someone who knows what all that tech talk means: PS4 and not even close. I won't be getting one but only because I cannot really game anymore due to health reasons.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Love games but cannot play anymore||
Yet, I keep up on the details and tech. Simply put, Sony is curbstomping Microsoft in the early shots of this generation. First, MS assumes Sony will go their usual route and use less RAM in their system but assume it will be GDDR5 at a total of 4GB (remember, that is to run thr OS and games). So, MS uses the same RAM they used in their almost decade old console at 8GB knowing it will keep down costs AND keep the systems roughly equal in strength if not in their favor.
Sony then announces the PS4 with 8GB of GDDR5 ram. MS shit themselves and pushed back the showing/announcement of their new console an entire month to plan for the unexpected showing by Sony. That was the first "ace in Sony's hole". MS comes back a month after their original announcement date and shows a system that has to use ESRM bridging to even get their old RAM to run anywhere close to Sony's outright 8GB of GDDR5 AND PS4s APU is just outright more powerful than XB1 as MS is even planning to underclock their chips to create more yield. That isn't too much of an issue as it will only cause what happened this current gen in that multiplatform games will now run better on the PS4 as opposed to the XB1 but the difference wont be huge. As a PS3 owner, it didn't bother me too much when most multiplat had slightly better textures and such on the 360. Yet, due to it being harder to code for, you will see some games look very bad on the MS machine early on as the PS3 did when it comes to muliplats (bayonetta, etc) (and some companies won't waste their time making the game for the XB1 out of saving money for porting, like early in the PS3s lifecycle).
Then, as if they want out of the gaming industry, MS comes to their announcment and doesn't really show any amazing exclusive games but tells of all of the negative aspects of their console directly or by gist (and later admitted at E3). The online check-in every 24 hours, no game lending without losing the game yourself, DRM, anti-used games, kinect always on/plugged in, etc. This alone was enough to make even the staunchest Xbox fanboy worried as I know, saw and read from many.
So, to recover, at E3 MS pays mega developers (who's games will be multiplatform and look better on PS3/4 anyway *Kojima/MGS5*) a BOAT LOAD of momey to simply make their E3 conference not a complete joke. They show some exclusives but Sony is the king in that department and was even when the PS3 hadn't gained it's footing yet. Finally, they announce a $500 price for the console. Not bad but not great as Sony was given shit for the top end PS3 being $600 and the PS3 was almost as much of the entertainment machine the XB1 is at launch. Basically, the XB1 is a glorified cable box that plays games if you check in online every 24 hours or you cannot play the console and games you already bought. Also, it's universally known to be weaker than the PS4 already.
Sony then takes the stage and while they could have delivered a bigger ass kicking they kind of didn't. They did the usual droning on and on as they usually do and this was their time to really put the knife in MS and twist. An hour goes past and they barely show the console's look, show a few games that were mostly shown months prior and until theend they had a pretty mediocre showing due to MS dumping cash on devs to NOT Show their games at the Sony event. Then, at the last moment, they announce what officially curb stomped MS this gen: No issue with used games, no online required for single player games (how crazy is the notion of that by MS?), multiplayer may take an ultra cheap and heavy incentive laden PS+ to use but they had to recover some cash somehow and they are giving away disc based PS4 games at launch (!) and finally the price. $399. That did it. Forget the games shown and not shown. Forget everything else. In the PS4 you get a better machine with surging indie and mega studio support, no BS as far as DRM and you're getting it $100 cheaper.
As an ex-gamer. I'm no fanboy but MS is getting curb stomped. Anyone who still buys an XB1 over the PS4 (or even WiiU) is insane at this point. It's as is MS wants out of the gaming market, lol. The level of bad publicity forthe XB1 is magnitudes greater than the PS3 took. The XB1 may truly be the next Sega Saturn or the next Virtual Boy. As of today (unless MS completely redevelopes their console and dev kits which would be suicide) the XB1 is dead. The only thing that could likely bring them back like the PS3 did was if they dropped all that BS "big brother" stuff. I wouldn't be shocked if they did because Sony put their teeth on the curb last night with just an average E3 showing.
Stronger console, easier to develop for, indie devs LOVE Sony, no BS DRM or always online, etc and all for $100 less. You'd be insane to buy the XB1 at launch. Again, I'm not a fanboy (I owed my gaming allegiance to no company) but I know a curb stomping when I see one in the tech world.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||All the internetz to you,||
All the internetz to you, sir!
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||I get ya||
I don't mean he'll make our trash OL look even average but seeing how this team is not ready to run the ball, Bush signed to essentially be a threat from the backfield/slot and the staff has already said he could easily get 70+ catches this year I think it's safe to assume that we'll still be passing 80% of the time. In that case, my point was that teams risk a lot more by blitzing now that we have Bush so that will help with getting our OL more one on one matchups and should inherently help the pressure.
Last year teams would often send the house and basically remove CJ from the play by destroying our OL to get pressure before CJ was even done with his route. When teams do that this year, we now have Bush as a very quick dump off alternative and that is a scary thought for opposing defenses. Do you send 0-1 guys on the blitz, effectively play 5-5 in the trenches and hope you can get to Stafford before he finds dangerous targets like an almost uncoverable CJ? Do you send the house and effectively leave CJ, Bush, Pettigrew, Nate, Broyles, etc in single/no coverage?
You are right in that I shouldn't have used the word "negate" as I'm a big fan of using words in their literal sense (major pet peeve is when people use the word "literal" in a non literal sense as you cannot f up worse than that haha) and negate means, well, negate. lol. I should have said alleviate or something along the lines of what you said as our OL is just atrocious. I truly think our 3rd round pick (Warford, OG from Kentucky and a run blocking machine) was our best pick and one of the biggest steals in the draft. He may be our best OL from day 1 as Reiff is looking like he will be a poor man's Backus at best unless he gets stronger and has a huge mental leap from his rookie year when we learned to go two TEs, pass catching TEs, instead of him on power plays. Still mad we past on DeCastro, injury or not. Other than those two we don't have much else. So it's maybe worse than last year and "negate" was a very wrong word to use. More like alleviate or make them not look like a trash OL as much. ha
Thanks for the reply.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Agree, 100%!||
Did not realize I was more of a Barry fan than a Lions fan until he retired. I basically watch now for CJ as he is the single most dominant PLAYER in the league. I'm just a CFB guy. I'd get nervous as a kid before a Lions game and hold my breathe every time Barry touched the ball but it was because he was my idol. His retirement made me see how little I care for the NFL. I'll watch but have very little emotional investment anymore.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Worst to First? No||
Yet, they could make the playoffs. This team is not void of playoff level talent anymore especially given that Bush will essentially negate our OL deficiency with his quick passing out of the backfield game. Offensive coaches should be fired if this team doesn't light up the board all year. Defense is a concern but even that is at least Wild Card caliber. Just cut the bonehead plays, hope Delmas doesn't turn into a cheerleader like usual by week 3 and stop the "wide 9" shit against running teams like Minny, etc. Dumbest defensive formation ever.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks||
For the correction.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Respect your opinion||
But I really think fans are so impatient these days. IIRC, Brady's first ever game action was in a blowout over Washington and his first pass was a pick 6 at home. He looked, score and talent aside, about as ready as Bellomy looked in that game. What if UM had "written him off" due to one game? Different situations, I know, but similar in thought. I don't get it how a QB has to look better than bad when getting his first real time as a RS FR to be in the equation for future success? He looked BAD! I watched it, too! Yet, Bellomy is not a bad QB. He was tossed into an already lost game (IMO), at night in Nebraska, as a RS FR running an offense he is NOT made to run. The entire offense was used to Denard and our still mostly spread offense and suddenly here comes Bellomy. The kid had only been throwing to the true Freshman and walk-ons until then and suddenly is asked to be in sync with plays & WRs he isn't comfortable with. If Denard doesn't go down and Gardner took over this year I'd bet that we'd see a pretty darn good upper classmen Bellomy at QB running a pro-style system behind a better OL and the luxury of better HBs and WRs he also happened to have a season or two to sync with. Bellomy is not a bad QB as far as talent goes. Not a star but think Griese in terms of physical tools. Only question to date is his mentality and, sadly, due to fan mindset that may need more mending than his body.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Android. Sorry no spacing.||
I think it's a mix of this staff being very good at finding the right type of kids by retaining/returning to the "Michigan Philosophy" but putting a needed modern spin on it. In reality, Mattison is really the only major difference in staff quality than what we had under Carr for most of his tenure. Hoke is very much like Carr in the way he will outright pass on a bad or questionable kid regardless of talent. Some kids just won't get a look if they have major character issues when other major programs would and hope for the best. Yet, kids can make mistakes so they never toss a player under the bus as much as use their mistakes to teach lessons (some repeat and then it's time to go, even when you'd love a deep threat WR when you are already thin there) and mold men as much as players. The modern twist is just the staff being a bit younger at heart than the Carr staffs and while both would give it to a recruit straight, Carr could be a bit droning given his personality and teaching background. Hoke IS one of the players as he openly admits he had "too much fun in college". He is mature and straight forward like Carr but can relate and capture a kid's attention much better. Then, Mattison is Mattison. haha. Period. I genuinely consider him a Co-HC. He is as much (if not more) to praise for the momentum as Hoke is. After Harbaugh I can honestly say Hoke was my #2 choice based on seeing some SDSU games. Yet, I didn't think we'd be where we are at momentum wise at this point. Knew we'd play better ball by now but thought it would take multiple years to get the attention of mega-recruits due to how badly the late Carr-RR tenure f'd us up.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||For sure||
For sure haha
|3 weeks 1 day ago||aaahahaha||
He really did, though. He all but awkwardly went "scared suburban white guy around anyone of color" on him. Swear he was going to say something like "Gee wiz that was tight, dog!". White awkward level was high in that dude.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||/THATSRACIST.GIF kidding. Said similar just||
/THATSRACIST.GIF kidding. Said similar just now.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Best Announce ever?||
Really. No hat BS, more of a spoken word rap than freestyle and also a bit funny in how unique it was. Plus, he just came off as a very mature kid. Very level headed, intelligent, polite and funny. Couldn't be happier to have him but would have genuinely rooted for him wherever he went.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||haha||
Android App.....it's better but still doesn't allow spacing. Plus, I like to talk football as well as common sense notions and jokes. I think the punishment for such a stupid set of exchanges is this Nebraska-Oregon softball game. lmao
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Respect your opinion||
I really do. Yet, it is my (their, if anyone choses to do this hypothetical thing) life. I don't think you understand how little I give a damn about Rivals or Scout. Gatekeepers in a world already filled with too many for these kids. Plus, again, it is not anyones life but theirs so why would any outside party care? Sure, you (or anyone who cared what a teenager did with their life choice) could think I was a dick/asshole/moron but to that I repeat the notion that you shouldn't care so much. I asssume you're a grown man. If in 30 mins Peppers doesn't pick us, I'll be bummed for exactly 15 seconds. That is it. His life. Yet, if he or any kid did what I half jokingly said I would do I would first laugh my ass off and then salute him for f'n with this twisted system of companies and customers that charge/pay for info I give or don't give them freely. I'd salute him for messing with all the real assholes that wish injury and sometimes death on a KID for not choosing his school (not saying you are one). Sorry, but could care less about pay sites as they are leeches as bad, if not worse than, the NCAA. Finally, for the guy who even noticed me mention that JB is a "different kid" about 5 times in 2 months: Wow. How did you even keep tabs? I find that odd. Yet, he never mentioned that in almost every case I also mentioned that I liked JB's mentality and would genuinely root for him wherever he went and however he went there. I just find it odd. Yet, I hope to be generally happy in a few mins so GO BLUE to all and I wish some people could take a joke and gain some perspective on life as it relates to recruits you don't and will never know personally (not referring to anyone here).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||*my bad||
I would be an Asshole, idiot AND dick for doing what I wanted with my life. Some of you need to get a bit of perspective. Also, never claimed JP was any of those, either. Yet, for grown men who hang on every decision a kid makes.....and UM didn't offer me......I'd definitely royally F with them. I'd do what I wanted because, ya know, it's my life. In the process, I'd just troll the shit out of the paysites and psycho recruiting followers. Caviat being that I'd only make all think I was a lock to "school X" if it was an osu, nd, any SEC school outside of Vandy, etc. It would have to be a team I disliked. Wouldn't do it to a neutral or respected school. haha
|3 weeks 2 days ago||LMAO||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||There you are!||
And how would messing with the system where sites pay for info on me and grown men hang on my every decision make me an asshole?!? I AM an asshole (lol jk) but not due to that. If he chose anyone but us I would still like the kid and wish him well. A lot more than the assholes who absolutely won't that would be sure to come out. One last time (unless he doesnKt pick us): JP is just a different kid. He likes to be different so you never know.....lol. Felt good.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'm going to get negbombed (already have by one poster) but||
While I think he choses us I also have a very uneasy feeling. Not even negativity or worry but I'm ready to be shocked/not shocked if he doesn't choose us. I had one poster call me out for the true premise that I've said about 5 times that "Jabril openly likes to be different and surprise people". In his blog thing and interviews he has said as much and I know that mindset because I'm the same way. If Michigan didn't offer me I would purposely make everyone think I was a lock to "program X" and then choose EMU or something. Not just to do the unexpected but to help an underdog and he seems like that kind of guy. Enough to go against the seemingly obvious? I doubt it but you never know. I'd say UM is at 99% and Rutgers/Tenn/random school sharing the other 1% chance. I just never like when we are THIS optimistic about a kid, that's all. haha
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'd bet (not a lot)||
That he plays for nd again. Be it this year or next, I don't think he's done at nd. Kelly will get him back if he feels he really wants/needs him. However, I do have to credit nd for not sweeping it under the athletic rug immediately. As others have said, our other rivals and most of CFB would have "cleaned this up" and we'd never hear about it let alone the player get any sort of punishment.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"DeBord"||
Has long been kind of a blanket term for exactly what you just said. I preferred Parrish but there is a reason I also mentioned "his last game" (he being Carr). If I'm the only fan that sees a boring, obvious offense and says something along the lines of "UCONN went full DeBord this year, etc", I'd be stunned. haha. Again, this isn't about one person as much as an offensive staff's mentality. I thought this was made clear earlier but hopefully it is now.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks guys haha||
I just truly do not like the guy and a simple timeline makes it so obvious why/how he backed out. He then has the balls to take credit for being something he absolutely wasn't at UF?!? MANY there strongly dislike him now due to feeling he was dishonest with them and the general poor taste of how he took the osu job while still under UF contract. He absolutely was NOT running a clean program, etc. How people fall for his self-righteous BS is amazing to me. "Higher powers" granting him dreams that said a kid should play for him?!? LMFAO.....he is ego crazy. I'm glad the quick word was that Peppers saw right through his BS, regardless of if he chooses us or not.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||So much||
This. As I said in the Mark May thread, they will be a legit top 10 team this year but last year saw the two worst undefeated teams in history (nd & osu). Both teams eeked out wins over some really average teams on top of any decent team somehow giving the game away. Purdue has osu's number lately and lost last year in shockingly imploding fashion even by Purdue standards. Both teams were so similar. Not terrible but just......not "undefeated" good. Yet, there it was. It was so strange to watch.