binary solo


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  • Joined on April 24th 2009, last online 1 hour ago.
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< ReimTime posted something on binary solo's wall:

Interested in a Rocket League tournament?

Yeah, kind of. For some reason I get really nervy playing competitive online, and even worse if it's a competition. Funny I never feel that way about regular sports. I've tentatively thrown my hat in the ring in that thread.

on 23 September 2015

Glad to have you!

on 23 September 2015

< ganoncrotch posted something on binary solo's wall:

You mentioned Free to Air TV shows btw but TV isn't really free to air in all countries you know, here to own a basic TV ie something with a tuner in it costs close to 200 per year, where as charity shops run campaigns all the time to collect pcs from training centres to give them to poor people, for free and that super flashy internet you talk of? Citizens advice here in Ireland will cover the cost of that (7mb connection) for a poor family.

I just happen to work in a training centre who donates PCs to projects like this it was how I encountered it, I have to say those people who are in bad situations, I would always give them advice on how they can at least be somewhat happy in their pretty shitty situation.

(also I wouldn't ever suggest that selling pirated material is right, that is directly profiteering from other peoples work and I've directly moved to stop people attempting to do that here, sorry if there was miscommunication on that matter)

I guess it just happens to be where you encounter piracy going on, if it is someone like you suggested who has spent a few K on a gaming rig but refuses then to pay for windows to install on it... no, I would never condone that, but if it was saying a family poor enough to apply for a free 15+ year old PC to send emails would love to watch a movie with their kids... no I really am not going to judge that in the same way as the first person, but like I said where I happen to work I encounter the second quite a lot so I get to see it face to face.

Hope that cleared up some of my "Piracy acceptance" I understand completely if you still hold the zero tolerance for it, but some backstory seemed due for you to my feelings on the stuff.


Thanks for explaining the situation where you are. It is nice that poor people can get PCs and internet essentially for free, But I can never accept poverty as a reason to break the law. It's not right for anyone to break the law and poverty is no excuse. I think there is a real problem with society where happiness is defined by entertainment and material things. So people who are in poverty should be looking for happiness by means other than breaking the law to get entertainment products. There is plenty of free entertainment available on the internet you don't need to resort to piracy to be entertained.

on 19 August 2015

Yeah very true but a lot of the time people in this centre come through courses to kind of ... better their situation and explain some things, part of that is basic computer usage in which it's normal to advise against allowing kids to have access to a PC as a babysitting technique which means not really allowing full access to things like youtube since there is a lot of bad content on there next to a lot of great stuff too.

Out of interest would there be anything you would suggest as good entertainment which is freely available online? Kid friendly stuff of course, like I say I find myself trying to help out people in pretty shit situations at times, Appreciate the view of poverty not being a reason to break copyright laws but I'm also a complete anti drug/alcohol user and a lot of times those are the forms of "entertainment" that some poorer people tend to go to, which are of course more damaging to themselves in the short and long term, if I can give someone a distraction for even an hour or 2 from doing something stupid I jump at the chance.

Sad thing is people who are badly off don't always have the best set of tools to just make their lives immediately better, sometimes they can sort stuff out, but rarely after getting a face tattoo in their teens or so... those people are kinda derped for life.

on 19 August 2015

< arachnid15 posted something on binary solo's wall:

Interesting article today on Dualshockers that made me think of you. They suggested an easy way for Sony to introduce "backwards compatibility" which involves exactly what you have been saying on the topic. Simply have PSNow recognize your owned copy of a game by either disc or digital and allow them to played for free when available. You beat them to it by a few months. ;)

Yeah, I don't see how Sony can't do something like this. There is no excuse other than wanting to make money, which would go down like a cup of cold sick with gamers. It is also significantly easier and cheaper to implement than designing an emulator. In fact i reckon a PS3 emulator on ps4 would be impossible.

on 22 June 2015

< Ryng_Tolu posted something on binary solo's wall:

Congrats with your XBO > PS4 NPD prediction.

Thanks. People had me doubting. But Amazon came through like always.

on 14 May 2015

Funny like now amazon say PS4 > XBO ... :O damn, according to Amazon PS4 will win May NPD, but i don't see how, May tecnically will be more strong for XBO... let's see, the month is still not finish.

on 14 May 2015

Nah, Amazon implied Xb one would win. Two Xb one skus close to one PS4 sku suggests Xb one is ahead for the month. May is similar, though the PS4 position in the chart up to now is slightly better than April. But there's still over 2 weeks of May to go and things could tighten up quite a bit. That's why in your May NPD thread I am unwilling to make a call between PS4 and Xb one.

on 14 May 2015

< VXIII posted something on binary solo's wall:

In your face, hater

Not really, just kidding

Good to know.

on 08 March 2015

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Amazon US October monthly bestsellers and general Amazon based discussion

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GribbleGrunger said: binary solo said: Amazon can't really be proven wrong in October because of the fact that the Halo bundle has been on pre-order since before October. Any month where a super-massive exclusive game is being released and there is a LE console in the mix for that game that has been available for pre-order since before the start of the month of release all bets are...

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BraLoD said: GribbleGrunger said: BraLoD said: It's still not ahead of the major cards, that $60 is not as consistent and those top 3 cards that are always there.Being #4 is a good position, but cracking the top 3 is what means, at least to me, that it's doing really well, as beating those cards is not an easy task. Yeah, beating those cards basically means it's...

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So an official announcement must be happening soon. I don't think retailers pre-empting with a $50 cut means Sony will cut by $100. But it's possible that Sony has dropped the wholesale price by more than $50 to give retailers some extra margin to play with even after the $50 cut is made official. I don't think Sony wants, or needs, to force console prices down below $300 just yet. Save that $299...


Occupation: Technocrat

Education: Tertiary degree

University: Massey

Height: 6'0

Eye colour: Blue

Hair colour: Other

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Relationship status: Married

Favourite Games: Legacy of Kain series, only played Soul Reaver 1 & 2 and Defiance
R&C 1, 2 & 3
J&D 1, 2, & 3
Oddworld, Exodus and Odyssey
Crash Bandicoot 1 & 2
Icewindale 1 & 2
...More to come

Favourite Music: My absolute, hands down, favourite band is The Cure. I like plenty and varied stuff besides, but this is the only band I care to name.

Favourite Films: Shawshank Redemption
LOTR movies, Fellowship was the best of the three
The Castle
Shrek 1 and 2. 3 was rubbish.
So I married and Axe Murderer
Fight Club

Favourite Books: A History of Venice (non-Fic)
A Song of Ice and Fire series, GRR Martin
Most of Robert Ludlum's books
Wheel of Time series, R Jordan

Favourite Food: Anything my wife makes.

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  • 55 total number of games
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  • 7.7 average game rating
  • PS3 favourite console (31 games)
  • RPG favourite genre (16 games)
  • 69% of games completed