Re: Wow. Just wow. What a moron.
Yet he hasn't.
25 posts • joined 19 Nov 2013
"Yes, but the problem is it's still there, mostly only in the USA though. It's a scam and like home schooling an awful form of child abuse."
I think you'll find that the problem exists in most of the world. Middle East, Africa etc. The idea that the world is really, really old and wasn't made by some form of magic guy is the minority opinion. It's really only in the developed world where there is better understanding (except in the US of course).
The big difference being generally one or more governments are willing to back a currency. Who will back bitcoin? It's not a currency just because some people will buy it hoping to sell high.
The thing about bitcoin is that for all the talk, it's not really being used as a currency. A currency is for purchasing goods and services (and paying taxes). Ok so theoretically you can buy things with it from an incredibly small selection of vendors. (You would have had a bit more, but not much, opportunity in the recreational pharmaceuticals market until recently, but 99.9999999999% of that still uses traditional money). Mostly, bitcoin is about get rich quick. Either through turning electricity into money through "mining" (pretty much unviable now) or through buying low and selling high. It really is just a big Ponzi scheme.
I've also been wondering about this. How can anyone prove that MtGox had anything of theirs? It may be feasbale to prove that as some point they transferred money to MtGox but what after that? They could have spent them, traded them or whatever. The only way to prove their balance would be to get MtGox to confirm it. I doubt that's going to happen. Probably been shredding all the evidence for more than a month now.
I see MtGox is admitting to £64 million liabilites, while people are talking about them losing £400+ million worth of Bitcoins. Seems to be a massive divergence already.
And why is it they are being sued everywhere EXCEPT Japan?
Failed? Already? Think you may be a tad early there mate. They have undeniably sold a lot of these things. And they will sell a lot more. PS4 has sold more yes. Does that mean XBox has failed? Seems a bit wishful thinking on your part.
XBox is a bit less powerful. But they have gone for some gimmicky architecture to make up for this. If it all works out, it could actually make it more powerful. I'm not convinced, but lets see what happens. Don't think it will make much difference really though. Mid Range Gaming PCs are completely out of either of these league. And I can barely imagine how vast the gap will be in a couple of years time. Assuming PC sales don't continue to implode like they are doing now, But then, you can't get a mid range gaming PC for £400. That wont even get you a top graphics card. Does that mean you can't have fun on a console? Absolutely not. Well, I can anyway.
Kinect? Well it's brave and very casual. Doesn't make them evil baby eaters because they have it. My kids love it. It's pretty core to Dance Central, the fitness malarky and stuff. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it evil. My kids love it. Perhaps you wouldn't allow them to play on the PS4 because they are not hardcore enough for you in "I'm a better gamer thas you land"? Yes, the controller is still the life blood of MOST gaming experiences. And the XBox controller arguably (and they will argue) still just manages to pip the dualshock there. Voice Control? It's alright. PS4 can also be set up to use it, but not as well. Don't see you cursing Sony for that. So what.
Playing games? Well they both do it pretty much equally well. If you want to whip out the magnifying glass and count pixels, the PS4 definitely seems to have the edge there.
Microsoft more evil than Sony? Bollocks. They are both megacorporations focused on profit. How soon we forget Sony putting rootkits on customers PCs. Microsoft more arrogant? Well they aren't one of the Big Three of RIAA and trying to sue or intimidate their customers at every turn. But look through whatever reality filters you want.
Privacy? Lol, you have far more pressing threats to that. Look to your e-mails, mobiles etc before creating some fantasy of your consoles recording you playing games and sending it to the spooks.
They are both excellent products which do pretty much the same thing. Anyone claiming one is vastly superior, more moral or better for the environment than the other is fooling themselves.
Oh bugger. Wall of text. Nobody is going to read this :)
I'm luck enough to have both and I couldn't agree more. They are roughly the same thing packaged slightly differently. XBox is more ambitious and a bit more aimed at doing other things than games. PS4 is more focused and is a bit more narrowly aimed at gamers. PS4 is cheaper, XBox has connect which is nice for the kids and missus though I'm not much bothered. XBox is in the living room with telly playing through it and space for the kids / missus to flail about. PS4 is in my games room where I hide from the kids/ missus.
They are both very nice bits of kit and a nice upgrade over their predecessors. If you only want one, pick either. Or a Steambox but I detect a whiff of vapourware there.
Which do I prefer? Way too early to say. Will depend on what exclusive games each gets etc. Ask me in a year or so.
of these fanboi wars any discussion of either console rapidly degenerates into. Why do people have to pin all their self worth and validation onto which of these toys they buy and which one sold more units in which region? There is no right or wrong one. They are pretty much identical except for the details. Mind numbing inane arguments about how many pixels which one is doing and how you are not a proper person if you have the wrong one are driving me utterly mental. If it's true that the average gamer is now around 30 this is a sad reflection on the state of the hobby. Almost makes me feel ashamed to be a gamer and has totally driven me away from participating in gaming forums.
I'm off for a cuppa and a lie down now.
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