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Shadow1980 Changed my avatar since I've been on a major Hazbin Hotel kick lately (it's gonna be a full series!)
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Backwards Compatibility: The NeverEnding Story

in Gaming Discussion 19 hours ago

I've always made regular use of backwards compatibility. To me, it greatly adds to the value of a system, because it's convenient to be able to free up space being occupied by older systems while still being able to play older games, and I do still play older games quite a bit. I regularly played PS1 games on my PS2. I regularly played Halo CE & Halo 2 on my 360 (I didn't have many OXbox games,...

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Japanese analyst: PS5 could sell 200-300m in 5 to 6 years

in Sony Discussion 2 days ago

The total global market for conventional consoles (meaning PS+Xbox) over the past generations has been relatively stable:PS2+Xbox: ~180MPS3+360: ~170-175M (10M-unit decline in Japan offset growth elsewhere)PS4+XBO: >160M and growing (will probably end at over 170M)Unless the U.S., European, or Japanese markets experience explosive growth, or a bunch of smaller markets suddenly become major...

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Future of Physical Media in consoles - end of disks?

in Gaming Discussion 2 days ago

DPsx7 said: Hate to be that person, I waited it out and sure enough LRG released both BMZ games on disc/cart. That was one game I always wanted a sequel to but couldn't bring myself to spend more than $10 on a digital game. Other than PSN freebies and a few deep discounts I really don't shop there. What? They did? Dammit! Why didn't anyone tell me? Immersiveunreality...

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The 11th Annual Greatest Games Event is here!! Sign-ups are live!

in Gaming Discussion 2 days ago

Eh. Sure. I'll do it again. I think my rankings have changed a bit. ...

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Future of Physical Media in consoles - end of disks?

in Gaming Discussion 2 days ago

I'm going to echo what some others have said in that if the console market ever abandons physical media, then I abandon them. I don't care if it's disks or cartridges, but I demand a physical format. Aside from a few Virtual Console releases on the Wii U and 3DS, the only digital game I've spent money on in the past decade was Blaster Master Zero on the Switch. That's it. Only one new game, and...

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Are lives in games an outdated mechanic?

in Gaming Discussion 3 days ago

Depends on the kind of game. If a newer game (usually some kind of indie title) is a shorter game trying to go for a more old-school 8-bit/16-bit/arcade-style of gameplay, then lives are perfectly fine. It's part of the challenge to avoid running out of lives so you don't have to redo a level, and when a level can be completed in 5-10 minutes, that's not a big deal. But in any sort of...

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Why some people underestimate the Nintendo Switch sales figures.

in Sales Discussion 3 days ago

Earlier in the generation it seemed possible that the Switch might not get to 100M. But at this point 100M is a given. It should pass that milestone by a considerable margin. Still, as others pointed out, Nintendo systems tend to hit a wall, experiencing rapid drops in sales once Nintendo starts to slow down support for the current system and ramp up production and development for its...

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September NPD 2020 thread: Switch 670K, PS4 160K, XBO 91K

in Sales Discussion 3 days ago

Chart time! The Switch managed a very slight increase in its weekly average from August. I guess the restocks were more towards the end of August. I imagine if sales were tracked weekly we might see that the week of restocks would be higher than adjacent weeks, which may have resulted in a larger August and smaller September. October's results should help give us better context as well as...

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How much water do you drink every day?

in General Discussion 4 days ago

DonFerrari said: Physicians will tell you that only pure water counts for the water intake. I've read differently: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/water/art-20044256https://www.livescience.com/61353-how-much-water-you-really-need-drink.html Water is water. Your body doesn't care whether that H2O molecule comes from food, milk,...

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What's the next game you plan to buy?

in Gaming Discussion 4 days ago

There's still a few games that have already been released that I've been wanting to pick up. Just waiting for some of them to go down in price some more. For future releases, I've been thinking about getting Dragon Quest XI S for my One X, and I might pick up the new Ratchet game and maybe even Kena: Bridge of Spirits for the PS5 when they are released in Q1 next year. But the game I'm most...

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How much water do you drink every day?

in General Discussion 4 days ago

Straight water? Rarely, actually. But my fluid intake is still more than sufficient, and I've never suffered from dehydration. My body still gets all the water molecules it needs to function properly. ...

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Official 2020 US Presidential Election Thread

in Politics Discussion on 13 October 2020

The polling gap has widened some more since last Tuesday. Biden's running average in the national polls has improved a bit while Trump's has worsened a bit. Most states have followed along with this pattern. I'd probably move Iowa from "tilt Trump" to "toss-up" as some recent polls had Biden with a slight lead. Florida is moving from "tilt Biden" to "lean Biden" as even though the polls...

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Do you see the success in your life being due to your hard work and talent or luck?

in General Discussion on 13 October 2020

I swear I saw this exact same post on ResetEra a couple of months ago. Not sure if I replied to that thread, but here's my thoughts on the issue, but rather than give my life story I'd rather tackle it from a more abstract philosophical standpoint. Yes, hard work is important. It can and does help. You can't even try to succeed without putting in the effort. Sitting on your ass and doing...

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PS5 start-up sound revealed

in Sony Discussion on 13 October 2020

Leynos said: Should be this Oooh. I like that one. Reminds me of the PS1 boot-up with the multicolored PlayStation logo. shikamaru317 said: That's definitely better than the official PS5 one, which is kind of boring. I definitely prefer both the Xbox Series start-up sound and animation, something about the Xbox start-up sound gives me THX vibes I was...

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Best console not by Sony/Nintendo

in Gaming Discussion on 11 October 2020

It's a toss-up between the 360 and the Genesis. ...

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September NPD 2020 thread: Switch 670K, PS4 160K, XBO 91K

in Sales Discussion on 10 October 2020

NSW: 550k PS4: 210k XBO: 90k ...

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Official 2020 US Presidential Election Thread

in Politics Discussion on 06 October 2020

JWeinCom said: Ah. Sorry to question you then... But on the other hand, grow a pair and predict Ohio. Biden by less than two percent, given the current trajectory of the polls and how consistently it votes with the winner (andBiden will almost certainly win). Happy? :p ...

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Official 2020 US Presidential Election Thread

in Politics Discussion on 06 October 2020

JWeinCom said: Not to nitpick on what's an overall great post, but I feel like the election probably won't end with no winner in those states. I'm guessing what happened was you copied the URL, and it just posted the neutral map before you made any changes. I actually just snipped a screenshot and cropped it. The greyed out states in the second map are that way on purpose. As per...

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Official 2020 US Presidential Election Thread

in Politics Discussion on 06 October 2020

Four weeks to go until Election Day. While things can still change quite a bit, looking at the polls as they stand now, things are definitely favoring Biden. First off, I wanted to address approval ratings. Trump has been the single most consistently unpopular president since approval ratings have been a thing (at least since the 1950s). While some presidents have had lower lows, all of them had...

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Will Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 big the biggest leap gaming has yet to see?

in Gaming Discussion on 06 October 2020

Bigger than the Gen 7→Gen 8 leap (esp. with the potential impacts of SSDs on gameplay), but nothing will ever beat the jump from 2D to 3D. That fundamentally transformed video games from the ground up. That was a real, lasting revolution. Everything since then has been a series of gradual stepwise improvements, not a wholesale reshaping of the entire industry. ...

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