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Episode 16 – Tested Takes on the Electronic Three – 6/17/2010

The Tested crew took a magical day trip to LA to see what hardware E3 had to offer. Here’s all the info you wanted to know about the Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 design and Kinect, the new Rock Band 3 hardware plus talk about Sony’s E3 offerings and the imminent OnLive launch.

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  1. Emandudeguyperson just replied to your comment:

    ” Where did you get this PC? Your processor is weird, I can’t find its specs anywhere. Go to My computer –> Properties –> Device Manager and see what it actually is. With the specs you’re telling us it sounds like it’s at least 3 years old. Also trying to play games on integrated graphics and have it not working = your own fault. Integrated graphics are meant to get a PC barely started up, and maybe browse the internet that’s about it.  Provide a budget so that we can know what to recommend.   You really should have done your research before buying a PC for gaming purposes; you didn’t even know your GPU was integrated. You probably also don’t even know if the processor you’re upgrading to is compatible with your mobo or not, or if it’s even better than your current one. “

    I got it at Best Buy.  Specs:  6gb of RAM 1TB Processor AMD Athlon II x4 630 Processor 2.80GHz Windows 7 Home Premium  NVIDIA GeForce 9100  I don’t know very much about PCs, and I didn’t have much time to research because it was a quick thing, my computer broke down on a Saturday morning and by the end of Saturday I had a new PC, I’m an idiot, I told the guy at Best Buy I wanted to play games from around 2006 and this piece of shit can’t even run Psychonauts, it was partially his fault, the fucker should’ve known I’d be getting an HD monitor in the first place, second of all, I didn’t fucking mean play games from 2005-6 in lowest settings! He fucked me over! I should’ve gotten one with a NVIDIA GTS model GPU and AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000 processor but nope, I was too fucking stupid. “

    There’s no such thing as a 1TB processor >.> 
     
    Let me give you a tip, if you’re planning on playing games at high settings, don’t buy dodgy 3 year old computers from Best Buy and learn what basic computer specs mean.

    This is why I hate PC gamers, most of you are like this. Fuck off, seriously. “

    You bought a PC with zero knowledge about what you should be looking for, and then you complain about how  much of a hassle PC gaming is when your games don’t work on a 3 year old integrated GPU. It’s pretty much like you walked into a store and bought a PSP, and then you’re all surprised when Bayonetta doesn’t work on it and complain how much of a hassle console gaming is. You fuck off.  “

    He already said his old PC broke so he didn’t have time to do any research and it’s not like everyone knows everything about PC hardware.  Plus the clerk at Best Buy didn’t really help. If he gets a good Graphics card his pc would be pretty damn good.   Also Emandude check if your OS is Windows 7 64 bit, I mean it should be but it’s just that if it was 32 bit it wouldn’t recognise all your 6GB of RAM. “

    It is indeed 64 bit, also, my HARD DRIVE is 1TB, my bad.

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  2. I laughed at how dismissive Will & Norm are about Sony Move. I’ve heard next to nothing about it apart from pricing and some of the hardware.
    Also, fuck Tycho & fuck Penny Arcade. They have as much to do with nerd culture as P. Diddy has with black urban culture.

  3. So should I not be excited for Sony Move then?
    Great podcast guys!
     
    Not particularly excited for all the 3D that’s going on but it’s sounds like you guys had a blast!

  4. Just a note on your discussion about PS Move and PS Eye. First off, you incorrectly stated some of the pricing options. Yes, the optional side controller is $30, but it is not required for all games. Further more, you can use your existing DualShock 3 or SIXAXIS controller to serve the same function by simply holding it your left hand, and using the left stick, the D-Pad, and the triggers.
     
    Secondly, the camera that is used for Move is the PlayStation Eye. It is the exact same camera peripheral that has been around since 2007; there is no new “PS Move” version of the PS Eye. In addition to that, you stated that the camera is way more expensive that it actually is. Currently the PS Eye is $32 on Amazon, and I’ve routinely seen it on sale for $20 in the past.

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