It's such a strange time for gaming. The consoles look underwhelming, everything they offer is already there on PCs.
But comparisons between a PC and a console tend to involve a super-maxed PC worth 2-3 times the price of the console. I'd be willing to pay extra for a PC as I see me getting more out of it but it's difficult to justify these crazy builds
It's a interesting to me that this comparison article runs on a £680 PC (not including costs for motherboard, HDD & PSU), not really a fair comparison against the consoles
Nope, got a mouse might be able to scrounge a keyboard but starting from scratch. Thinking using my TV instead of a monitor, maybe upgrade to a decent monitor down the line
There's quite a few recommendations out there for getting a PC instead of a PS4/Xbox One, while the PC will cost more it seems that the consoles aren't giving much bang for their buck. It looks like they'll struggle to put out 1080p 60fps now so realistically they're not going to last 5-6 years like this console generation.
If I were looking to build a starter gaming PC, getting 1080p/60fps on a common game like COD ghosts or Assassin's Creed Black Flag. How much more expensive would a PC be in comparison? I mean like a seriously cheap but capable PC, would it be much more than the £350-430 for the consoles?
Ooh that's painful
Get the Nexus, I got an S3 it's great and turned me into a pro-android guy. However, Samsung can lean back and open wide while I shit down their throats, I'm still on android 4.1.2 and that was released over a year ago. It's inexcusable given there's security concern of not having an upto date phone. Pisses me off
Nexus all the way
Wish there was a UK equivalent
The Surface advertisements got my girlfriend genuinely interested in them. She actually asked me about them. The phone ad made sense - you have to wade through shit to get to information on your phone but Windows Phone has live tiles. The Xbox One thing I'll give you though. The system was way better (and pretty close to Steam) but the way they messaged it was incredibly poor.
And seriously? What's wrong with Windows 8 now? I thought we were past this.
Nothing against the products, the surface is a well built solid machine, windows 8 seems to be a good OS (UI decisions aside), xbox one on the face had good ideas... my problem is all the marketing. The surface advert (the clicking) got my mother in law interested, yet for a product like that to truly thrive it needs tech guys, early adopters, businesses to get involved, the word of mouth then gets to the masses. Mother in laws and girlfriends aren't usually the people telling friends to buy a tech product.
I was really interested in windows phone but that advert turned me cold. It tried to be cool but was just snarky, show me why these livetiles are good.
Windows 8 messaging well like I say the OS by all accounts is outstanding, aside from the UI.
And xbox one, well messaging you nailed it. And now steam are rolling out the family plan features MS dropped.
My point is, they need someone to go in and fire the marketing team. They haven't had a good marketing campaign in years. People only seem to remember "that time Chandler and Rachel were on the advert"
Apple are the kings and google's adverts, showing how you can use their services for things that matter to you (no matter how cheesy) are great. I love the kid flapping about public speaking (nexus) and as a new dad I think back to the chrome ad where the dad is sending emails to his unborn child all the way to her adult life. In my opinon these ads resonate more than breakdancing magnets
So has anyone seen the Bing taste test? Apparently most people cannot tell the difference between Bing and Google search results, so they show them side by side.
Few points on this:
-taste tests work with products where you get a product that's the same(or better) for a cheaper price.Both search engines are free, except Google gives you free services (docs)
-if the results look the same then all that shows is microsoft aren't innovating and are just copying google. What reason do I have to change my behaviours, its more hassle for the same results.
-It wont work, if I search for something on this taste test I can see the google results by the News section that appears. Or if it's something I've searched in the past and clicked, then the link is a different colour.
I'm not criticising Bing here, if they're getting results similar to google that's an acheivement but I am criticising the marketing. This smacks of some marketing suit who watched too many coke vs pepsi ads back in the day. Not sure what it is with Microsoft but their marketing over the past 2 years has been atrocious, from breakdancing surfaces, xbox one debacle, windows phones at the urinal, not even sure where to begin on windows 8....
*Tried the test twice both times it hung, methinks I picked Google and Microsoft doesn't want me to know
Saw Will & Norm on bbc news this morning
It was part of a piece on Kopi Luwak coffee
@thatlad: @RavenSword: Maybe for the hell of it, grab Sophos' security suite (Google Play link) and do a scan? Also, Battery Stats Plus (Google Play link) will list apps that use the most battery. If you've got apps eating up CPU cycles it should show up on there too.
By the way, I'd recommend that Sophos app to anyone with an Android phone. Not just for scanning apks you're installing from, but it also does call and SMS blocking, gives you a way to trace your phone via GPS, and for the common user it gives guidelines on optimizing your phone's battery life and performance.
Finally, thank you for the compliment thatlad. I'm glad someone appreciates me =p
Thanks for the link to sophos, no malware but it's a good little app. I've tried watchdog as a CPU/battery monitor in the past, nothing stood out. I think I need to do a fresh reboot but don't fancy all the messing round reinstalling apps and settings. For all the criticisms of itunes, it does make all that easy