potato_hamster

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    potato_hamster
    • A 56 year old male gamer
    • Joined on March 19th 2015, last online on 10 July 2019.
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    Banned (Expires: 9th Jul 10)
    Permaban - Other (You knew this was coming, and honestly it's overdue. You were given a choice way back in November, when we handed out the longest non-permanent ban for any user ever, to correct your behaviour otheriwse you'd be removed from the forums permanently. That time SHOULD have come just last week when you were acting up in the Google Stadia thread, and then right after your ban was up, you went back in and started again. Now, I'll admit that since I'm the moderator responsible for your last moderation, I should have followed proper course of action and permabanned you then, but I overlooked it and you were given a second, albeit accidental, chance to correct your behaviour. Unfortunately in this time we've seen no improvement from you whatsoever and much like a potato, we feel fried in this current situation. So now thanks to your lack of improvement and overall behaviour, just like a real hamster after four years, it's time for you to leave this place. Shoebox optional.) ~ Bristow9091

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: A knife is a tool. It's made for cutting things. Anything can become a weapon depending on how it's used. A Motorcycle Helmet that was purpose built to save someone's life can also be used to bludgeon someone to death. In that sense, why does the designed intent matter? That motorcycle helmet was still used as a weapon, even if the creator never...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: Okay. so we can lump the features of the operating system and API in the definition. It matters very little for the intents and purposes of trying to define a hybrid game console. This is literally just arguing over semantics and beyond the intent of the question I was asking. For the purposes of trying to define what a hybrid game console is, we...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: I think you're taking me a bit too literal, and IO think we're saying the same thing. It doesn't matter if no sega genesis game did use the shoulder button as an input, it remains that it could. The potential is there, that's what matters. We're not saying the same thing because you want someone to define the Switch as a "hybrid" console...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: If a console has a hardware feature and no games take advantage of that feature, does it count as a hardware feature? For example, the Sega Genesis controller had one terrible shoulder "Mode" button that no game to my knowledge ever used. Is someone incorrect if they say that the Sega Genesis did not feature a controller with a shoulder...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: not the features of the games it plays, just the functionality of the hardware. Just try to do it. Discounting software and it's functionality in defining a product is a mistake. If a console has zero games it is not a console, the only thing that makes a console a console is the features of the software on it. Software and it's...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    psychicscubadiver said: potato_hamster said: ... nope. I just can't imagine what a legitimately hybrid console would look like, or what its feature set would be. I'd have to put a lot of thought into that. But to reiterate, if Nintendo's definition of "hybrid console" is good enough for you, then go for it. A failure of your imagination doesn't change reality. That's like...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    psychicscubadiver said: potato_hamster said: I came up with several reasons why, you just don't like them.And, what is my agenda? Dude... your reason is literally 'I don't think hybrid consoles exist outside of market speak'. ... nope. I just can't imagine what a legitimately hybrid console would look like, or what its feature set would be. I'd have to put a lot...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Hiku said: potato_hamster said: I came up with several reasons why, you just don't like them.And, what is my agenda? I see you posting reasons for why you wouldn't call other systems "hybrid", but not why Switch (the original model) isn't a valid home console.What other/future Switch models do doesn't change what the original model can do. Aside from that, if the rumored...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: I came up with several reasons why, you just don't like them.And, what is my agenda? No, you came up with one reason. "It can be used as a handheld." Of course it can, it wouldn't be a hybrid if it couldn't. Where did I say "it can be used as a handheld"?It is a handheld. Full stop. It's the accessories that it often ships with...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: The switch isn't a hybrid console because it's a handheld that shipped a dock in the box, which makes the difference between it and other handhelds pretty minuscule. What would it need to be a "hybrid console"? I'm not sure. I don't think the concept of a hybrid console actually exists outside of marketing speak. So you can't come up...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: thetonestarr said: I theorize that it actually CAN support "docked" mode too and that they just don't have any plans to release a physically compatible dock station, but if somebody modified their existing dock for it, or tried using a third-party dock, that it might still work.  Yeah I think hardware inside is compatible, but I'm sure the firmware will...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: By your logic the PSP Go was a hybrid console, the only difference being that the dock that allowed you to play on a tv with separate controllers was an optional accessory. And if that's a stopping point for you, you also can't play 4 player split screen without buying optional accessories on your Switch.Just watch. By the time the last Switch is...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: Expect to see much more emphasis on games with a handheld focus feature set.. The whole "hybrid console" was nothing more than a marketing ploy for the get-go. Yeah... no. 99.9% of Switch games work in handheld mode already, there's not going to be any change in games development. "The whole "hybrid console" was nothing more than a...

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    Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

    in Nintendo Discussion on 10 July 2019

    I was one of the people that didn't think Nintendo would release a Switch that didn't switch. And then they went and removed even more features than I thought. I'll take the egg on my face on this one. This is... interesting.That being said, this firmly plants the Switch in the "handheld" category, and it becomes very easy what the direction of Nintendo will take with the Switch going forward....

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    Do you think Google Stadia is doomed to fail?

    in Gaming Discussion on 29 June 2019

    Alright, so I'm going to make one last post addressing the comments made after my ban, and that's going to be the end of it, and I won't be discussing it further. RolStoppable said: potato_hamster said: (...)Let's move on to the next quote, and let me emphasize something"If this type of shit isn't ready at launch, delay your console and spare yourselves the embarassment! It has to...

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    Do you think Google Stadia is doomed to fail?

    in Gaming Discussion on 28 June 2019

    RolStoppable said: Cerebralbore101 said: IMO rumors threads need to be quarantined in their own part of the forums. Most rumors threads are flat out wrong. What's worse is that even after a rumor gets debunked, people continue to post in said thread forever. I wish debunked rumor threads were just locked, or moved to purgatory.  Right, I still have to settle the...

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    Do you think Google Stadia is doomed to fail?

    in Gaming Discussion on 28 June 2019

    RolStoppable said: potato_hamster said: Again, my resistance has never been with the idea that PS5 or Scarlett will likely cost between $400 and $500. What do you call it when someone claims another person made an argument they never actually made and proceeds to argue against that argument?What unreasonable argument did I throw out? Where have I done this multiple times in the...

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    Do you think Google Stadia is doomed to fail?

    in Gaming Discussion on 28 June 2019

    Barkley said: potato_hamster said: So you believe in that one statement he's saying he believes that the only competition to the Google Stadia will be "next gen consoles" and not the expression of a thought that contributes to his overall thought process about some of (and not only) the competitors Google Stadia will have. JRPGfan himself later clarifies exactly what he feels...

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    Do you think Google Stadia is doomed to fail?

    in Gaming Discussion on 28 June 2019

    RolStoppable said: potato_hamster said: Let's see if you can spot the difference between these three quotes:"Let's assume that the price of a console will probably be between $400-$500 for discussions sake""We know the price of a console will be between $400 and $500""We know the price of a console will be between $400 and $500, will have an annual online pass at a cost of $80 a...

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    Do you think Google Stadia is doomed to fail?

    in Gaming Discussion on 28 June 2019

    RolStoppable said: potato_hamster said: Ahh, so Switch gets lumped into the PS4 and XBox One generation when its convenient for you. Got it. What was that about twisting? Steam isn't limited by generations, it's automatically next gen. It's obvious you made an assumption, and now you're projecting your attempts to save face on me. You keep forgetting that I don't care about my...

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