"Of course, Gates would never kill Ballmer. "
Thank you for clearing that up for me, I feel that was something that really needed to be said to make sure people didn't misunderstand.
Bill Gates has carried out the bloody murder of his former friend and colleague Steve Ballmer. But don't call the cops just yet, because the vicious attack actually happened in an episode of South Park which was screened last night. In a controversial episode shown just a few days before the launch of Xbox One, Ballmer is …
My dear late grandmother used to tell a story about this man who lived in her neighbourhood, whose friend had been killed. He helped the family organize the burial, and even wept by the coffin's side at the wake.
Some days later it was discovered that he was the killer.
So forgive my cynicism, but just because Bill shed a couple tears over Ballmer's (career's) corpse, doesn't mean he had nothing to do with the butchering.
Bill Gates: Your Internet ad was brought to my attention, but I can't figure out what, if
anything, Compuglobalhypermeganet does, so rather than risk competing with
you, I've decided simply to buy you out.
Homer: I reluctantly accept your proposal!
Bill Gates: Well everyone always does. Buy 'em out, boys!
[Gates' lackeys trash the room.]
Homer: Hey, what the hell's going on?!
Bill Gates: Oh, I didn't get rich by writing a lot of checks! [insane
Sadly, Bill Gates didn't guest star; instead he was portrayed by Hank Azaria (Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy)
When the US Army briefing on the plan to invade Canada (Operation Human Shield) is held up by a Windows crash…
US Army General> You told us that windows 98 would be faster, and more efficient with better access to the internet!
Bill Gates: > It IS faster! Over five million...
[General shoots Bill Gates and everyone cheers]
Does this mean Bill Gates is cursed just like Kenny?
IMO the Christmas Critters Episode,took it to a whole new level of f*cked and I love it for that
"Whatever you do will be more fun."
I think Microsoft's funniest advertising fail was for Windows 95. The soundtrack was the Rolling Stones' "Start me up", which was all well and good when clicking on the Start button was what Win 95 was all about. But that song then does go on to say "You make a grown man cry."
The irony was obviously lost in Redmond.
Personally I enjoy my PS3 but unlike some other (younger ?) gamers it doesn't mean that I disrespect or dislike the XBox. It's just a different product and I happen to enjoy the one I picked better.
But when it comes to the next-gen consoles I can't help seeing a lot of similarities. Especially when it comes to locking down the users in the things they can do. Of course Microsoft really tried to raise the bar to absurd standards (in my opinion) by demanding that players came online at least every 24hrs in order to be allowed and play games.
Yet that doesn't mean that PS4 is fully free of such nonsense (personal opinion) either. For PS3 standards it'll be quite a shock to see that you need to get a PSN plus subscription before you can play any games online in multiplayer. And before anyone comments that PSN Plus gets you lots of free games: think again. I heard that argument a lot of times, but many people overlook the obvious issue that as soon as you end your subscription all your "free" games are also no longer playable. You don't get free games; you get an opportunity to rent a varying amount of games, that's all.
And of course; both provide a lot less multimedia functionality. What's that you say; you can watch movies and listen to music on both of them?
Sure; but what kind of movies and music? The stuff you already got on a CD, DVD or maybe sitting on your PC (through the network)? Not likely. Although both seem capable of playing DVD and BluRay (though I think I read stories about the PS4 doing only bluray) both environments try to heavily lock you into using the respectives company's own media services. PS4 can't access your own (network) media any longer for example, and both consoles refuse to play your own music unless you get it from their respective media stores.
How cool is it that if you want to listen to "Only girl in the world" by Rihanna (because you got addicted to that thanks to GTA V) you won't be able to pop in the CD you bought (on a PS3 you can even rip it and then play the music in certain other games too) but you'll just have to purchase it. Again!..
When it comes to freedom and "next gen consoles" I can't help but notice a severe setback when it comes to allowing us to use this mediabox critter to actually access the stuff we already have and own. Sure; we're talking GAME consoles and not so much media centres. I agree, don't get me wrong.
But even there it becomes horribly obvious that the powers that be try heavily to squeeze as much money out of you as they can by actually denying to support features which could have been supported easily. Using your current hardware? Most likely not going to happen on both (I know PS3 stuff won't work on PS4, not sure about XBox).
Heck; how about playing your current game collection?
What's that; next-gen introduces next-gen environments so its only logical that you can no longer play your old games (in all honesty; this has always been the case so far; PS3 also can hardly play PS2 games).
I agree. To some extend, because weren't these new consoles extremely more powerful than the current ones? And isn't it a fact that virtualisation has become more and more mainstream these days; you can easily "divide" your main server into many smaller virtual parts.
Now, I realize all too well that games are resource hogs per definition, and that virtualisation is another extra layer in between so in the end performance might suffer horribly making it simply undoable to provide this kind of support.
But my point here is that I sincerely doubt that either company has even bothered to try and set something like this up. Because in the end it would be "bad" for them; they'd rather see you buying all your games once again because that makes them more money. Even if you may not have had too.
So yeah; both environments look impressive. But I also believe there's a bad side to the both of them, one which many people try to overlook as hard as possible because "that's just the way consoles are". Sure; with an attitude like that it is indeed, and it'll only get worse over time.
next-gen introduces next-gen environments so its only logical that you can no longer play your old games (in all honesty; this has always been the case so far; PS3 also can hardly play PS2 games)
I can still play the original Half Life (released 1998) on my PC, which can also play Crysis 3 with all the settings maxed out.
PC Gamers: The gaming master race. Adults with full control of their vocabulary thanks to having all 26 letters of the alphabet at their disposal.
Xbone: Children who can only manage 4 letters of the alphabet, and flail their limbs about uncontrollably.
PS4: Even younger children who can only manage basic shapes and primary colours.
Goobacks is the greatest episode ever. A fantastic satirical piece on immigration that somehow manages to make people see sense over the whole issue despite is going from the obsurd (time portal) to the brilliant (their spoof of rolling news channels where everything is micro analysed by a different reporter in a different location) to the downright ****ing hilarious - EVERYONE BACK ON THE PILE!!!
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