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The Wii U Death Vigil (again)
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Monkey Mcdermott



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
Sam wrote:
If someone gave me one for free, I might use it as a doorstop.


If someone gave one to me for free, I'd probably try to use it as a little home server.


If someone gave me one for free i'd sell it on craigslist and buy pop-tarts.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd actually use it. If it included a TV and games to play. But then I have other console to play with.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't use it for games, but that's partly because the only gaming I ever do of my own volition is sporadically and briefly obsessing over some tower defence game or that candies game or something piddly like that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd probably use it for movies, really. Because I have no DVD player, which deprives me of the many fine films available at the public library for free.

I could finally finish Babylon 5.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
I wouldn't use it for games, but that's partly because the only gaming I ever do of my own volition is sporadically and briefly obsessing over some tower defence game or that candies game or something piddly like that.

Um, there's some wicked awesome tower defense games for Android . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aaaaand I don't particularly care

I had an Android tablet in my care (not my possession) for most of a year and I only ever used it as an alarm/gps/thing_to_test_Android_applications_I_had_written_on.

Playing tower defence on a console doesn't really appeal to me either
it's just a maybe-once-every-three-months distraction to my usual computer activities
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a somewhat related note, anyone have any experience with those $50 Android iPad ripoffs?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're never worth it. None of them will ever have anything approaching a screen that won't make your eyes bleed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or a processor/RAM that doesn't handle like a 15-year-old driving a manual transmission. Stop. Go. Stop. Go. Die. Start. Die.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really hard to make a decent tablet under $100
and $200 is a better bet
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man like I'd give OUYA a pass if its hardware ran shit better than present-day smartphones it was conceptually based on providing an alternative to. Or if the controller wasn't such a flimsy POS.

Even the PA-noted emulation bonanza is just unambiguously superior on the pc (surprise, surprise?) and you can use an xbox controller or whatsoever you fancy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess ouya isn't just meh, a lot of people really totally think it's bad

The SA Ouya thread:

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What is it about the MAMEBOX that creates an irresistable siren song for goons who want to play emulator games on their tv?

This thread has proven over and over again that the ouya has absolutely no redeeming qualities yet every 2-3 pages some hapless goon wanders in trying to convince himself that he should spend $100 on one of these stillborn turds to play 20 year old games on his tv when there are literally tens, if not hundreds, of posts that outline exactly why you shouldn't do that.

I'm convinced that the ouya's advertising could include the phrase 'absolutely shit for emulators' and there would still be goons trying to sell themselves on why an ouya is the perfect emu box for them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
I guess ouya isn't just meh, a lot of people really totally think it's bad

The SA Ouya thread:

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What is it about the MAMEBOX that creates an irresistable siren song for goons who want to play emulator games on their tv?

This thread has proven over and over again that the ouya has absolutely no redeeming qualities yet every 2-3 pages some hapless goon wanders in trying to convince himself that he should spend $100 on one of these stillborn turds to play 20 year old games on his tv when there are literally tens, if not hundreds, of posts that outline exactly why you shouldn't do that.

I'm convinced that the ouya's advertising could include the phrase 'absolutely shit for emulators' and there would still be goons trying to sell themselves on why an ouya is the perfect emu box for them.


This confirms my fears the the emulation is crap on it. And there goes the only reason I would ever buy such a device.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ouya is the perfect emu box for them.


My god. It's full of Dros.
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