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#2426219 Xbox One and PS4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 July 2013 - 10:46 PM

I have bought consoles since the release of Nintendo and never ever would I use Internet on them to me they are just: insert game - start and play with friends in the same room. Microsoft xbl service is just a rip off and a way for them to spy out your data.

While I do play a lot of single player games, you are missing out on a tremendous aspect of current generation gaming if you are refusing to play nothing online. I was in the military for 4 years, when I initially got an Xbox Gold account it was a way for me to stay in touch with my family and friends and link up to play games with them to get my mind off of all the excessive travel I was doing. It didn't matter where I was in the US I could sit down and play games with my brother.


So no, the service isn't a rip off in the slightest unless you feel the same way about paying for an internet connection in general which guess what, monitors or "spies" on your activity while you use the service they provide for you and you pay for. The current Games with Gold program gives us 2 free games a month through the rest of this year, so in that respect alone $20 worth of free games for the next six months adds up to a lot more than $60 for the year of service.


With all that said I am also an old school gamer, I owned an atari/colecovision, a NES and a ton between then and now but i've adapted and evolved with gaming as it's progressed over the years and not limited myself. Some do, and that's fine, but can't really call a service a "rip off" that you personally never even used or attempted to use, that's just blind hatred. 

#2426027 Xbox One and PS4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 July 2013 - 05:11 PM

Yeah there really is no comparing the online play and stability between Xbox live and PS Network, but you get what you pay for. Xbox live rarely drops, the online play is always smooth as long as your personal connection is fine, and it's features including party chat and what not puts it leaps ahead of PS Network. I remember a couple years ago when Sony was hacked and PS Net was down for over a month. I'd assume next generation will be the same as Microsoft has a ton more experience with online gaming and is providing so many servers to their users. 


I've been an Xbox live gold member for 9 years now, 7 on my current gamertag and 2 on the original Xbox and will most likely remain so because overall the service has been excellent. I know a lot are opposed to paying to play online annually, but it's like when Netzero used to exist. Sure you can get free internet but if you want something stable and reliable that isn't going to crash and freeze on you then pay out a little bit and get so much more.

#2425103 Red Wings won't pursue David Clarkson

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 July 2013 - 09:04 PM

Smart move on passing. Say it with me. NOT. WORTH. SIX. MILLION. 

#2424902 Report: Red Wings out on Lecavalier - signs with Philly 5@4.5 per

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

Cue the "Holland dropped the ball on Lecavalier" threads. 

#2422827 What Are You Playing?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 27 June 2013 - 04:54 PM

Red Dead was a brilliant game, I reached 100% complete in the main campaign and the Undead Nightmare expansion so if you need assistance anywhere just ask. Easily one of my all-time favorite gaming experiences.

#2422611 Jagr, Ference and Pandolfo Will Not Be Re-signed

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 27 June 2013 - 03:08 AM

They will all be Islanders.

#2421265 Tortorella offered coaching job in Vancouver

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 21 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

I guess the Sedins will combine for 90 points by the end of the season instead of putting up 90 each. 


Torts in Vancouver is an awful fit, i'd anticipate them to finish the season with at least 15-20 points less than they have been and still choke out in the first or second round. This just makes no sense at all, he is not the solution to grant the Nucks more success and bring them further into the playoffs.


Bad move Vancouver, riots will ensue. 

#2421157 NHL considering ban on spin-o-rama in shootout..

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 21 June 2013 - 03:27 AM

This is ridiculous. Just eliminate the shootout, make it 10 minute 4 vs 4 overtime and bring back the tie. No points for going into overtime and losing. STOP REWARDING TEAMS WITH A POINT FOR LOSING!


And STILL, and this really bothers me, we have an icing rule that causes injuries and it remains so. Get your priorities straight NHL, Ban the spin-o-rama, I mean seriously?

#2421085 Avs passing on Jones?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 20 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

Sakic LIES! Never trust a former mid 90's avalanche player.

#2420120 Wings interested in Weiss

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 June 2013 - 10:20 PM

I'll take Stalberg and Weiss thanks.

#2416300 Wow... Danny Cleary

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 30 May 2013 - 05:44 PM

And he still managed 10 points in 14 games. 

#2415921 The ugly elephant in the room

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 29 May 2013 - 11:54 PM

As far as i'm concerned the playoffs ended tonight and it's officially baseball season. That's about how much I care about the remaining 4 teams competing for the cup. I don't care who wins because all have taken it recently and don't necessarily like any of them all that much. Kings/Bruins is the lesser of two evils but my give-a-damner is floored.

#2415775 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 29 May 2013 - 10:35 PM

Extra big thanks to Mikey and Flashy for making the GDT all season long and playoffs, putting their photoshop skills to work for the greater good. Thanks to both of you guys.

#2414543 Rags Fire Torts

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 29 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

This will be Babcock's fate if we lose tonight. And then by Monday we will have Torts as our new coach. Babcock you better have your **** together tonight. I don't want that man as the next head coach.

I'm just gonna LOL and hope/assume this was meant for the sake of humor. 


Our coach that brought this rebuilding team not only to the playoffs, but deep into the 2nd round after defeating the red hot 2nd seed Ducks and into a game 7 against the 1st seed Hawks and potentially further.


I'm just gonna laugh at your humor and never check this thread again and see if you were serious or not. Good one! *knee slap*


As for Torts gone, that team needs fresh blood without question. One can only wonder what that team would look like if they still had Gabby with a new coach next season...

#2414183 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 May 2013 - 11:16 PM

Last chance to stay in this boys, make the best of it and make it count. I'm confident that we can pull off the upset and meet the Kings in the conference finals.