Arguments against digit only consoles.

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Published on: January 19, 2021

I know people are excited about digital only consoles, but there are many good reasons to avoid them.

First what do you do when the store closes down? Try to go download a game you bought on a Wii from the digital store now. You can not as it is completely shut down, you can not even download games you bought.

Second, games can be delisted and you will not be able to get them if they are digital only. With physical games you can always get them (they might cost a lot but they are still there) with digital only the game is gone, look at the game PT, even people that got it when it was available better be careful as they can not even re download it if they loss it off of their consoles.

Third, as technology moves on and better security comes in will your old digital only console be able to connect to the internet? I have a PSP, great system, but I can not connect it to the internet as it does not understand WPA2 nor WPA3, it can do a version of WPA1 but my router does not have that, nor does my cell phone in tethering or my Mobile Hotspot. Sure I could turn off the security but that not a good idea. So sure while you can still download a PSP game (even if you can not buy them anymore) you might not be able to connect to the internet to do that. Good for me is I have a PSP 1000 not a go, so I can still get physical games.

Fourth, you own a physical copy of a game of which the licence can not be revoked. or “lost”. There have been reports of people losing access to their whole EA game collection (if you ask me not much of a loss but still) good news is they were able to get it back, but lets say for some reason EA decided not to help they would be out all that money they paid for, for the games.

Fifth, You don’t like the game or finished the game, well with digital only to bad, you can not get any of that money back, with physical you can always give it to a friend or sell the game as used (no I am not talking game stop, they will not give you much money for it) you can sell it on many of the online market places, or at a garage sell, or a flee market.

Sixth (this is a bit related to the fifth) you can not loan a game you have to a friend, with physical I can let a friend borrow a game I have to see if they like it. (you could also make an argument along this line about game fly also)

Seventh as hard as it is to belive there is still a sizable number of people even in the US that don’t have access to high speed internet (see https://www.statista.com/statistics/185532/us-household-dial-up-internet-connection-usage-by-state-2009/ for states as of Nov 2019, sorry could not find anything more recent) about .6% of the use population is on Dial up still (US population is 328.2 million) so that is about 19.5 million people still on dial up. So to download a very small game by today’s standards (20GB) it would take 852 hours (or 35 days) True they will never be playing on line games, but there are many great single player games (this is also an argument why game companies need to have a complete game that works from start to finish on day one on disc non of this stupid 20GB day one update) I am lucky I have a 1Gbit connection, my PS5 sees 800Mbits during off peak times and only 600Mbits during peak times so I can not imagine the pain of trying to do the internet on dial up, but those people exist, and those people are probably most likly the ones that feed us out in rural America that it not feasible to send cable internet or fiber out to those area as the population density would not make it worth it, and 5G has a limited range so that not a great option, and satellite internet usually have hyper low data caps, 12GB to as “high” as 150GB. See https://www.satelliteinternet.com/resources/unlimited-satellite-internet/ (this could go and probably should go in Eighth but here i am talking about those in rural america, I will leave data caps for the rest of us separately)

Eighth is data caps. (true this is more of a argument against streaming game services like stadia, but I will focus only one downloaded games here) Some ISPs have data caps (looking at comcast here) download CoD and from what I can find 190 Gb, so if you have only 1TB as your data cap you have used up 19% of your data there. Now do you like streaming videos? Youtube, netflix, Hulu, Disney plus? 4k streaming takes about 7.2GB an hour lets assume 3 hours of videos a day, that is 21.6 GB a day or 648GB a day, so now just downloading 1 game and 3 hours of TV a day we are at 838 GB leaving 162 for everything else, telework, how much data does that take. you are not left with only 162GB for the month or 5.4GB a day, oh you said there is a 20 GB update to a game you have. Oh on Saturday and Sunday you watch a bit more TV? You don’t live alone, you have a family of 4, that only 250Gb for each person a month? You want to buy more then one game this month? Well I hope you are not on comcast, I am lucky I have verizon with no data cap on my home internet I blast pass 1TB easly each month.

I am not saying there is no place for digital only games, it is a fine option for online only games, games like CoD, Battle Front 2, and Overwatch, games that when the game servers shutdown, the game is dead and unplayable, game that require an internet connection to play. But for single player games that can be played off line, games like Boarderlands, DragonQuest, and other Story based games Physical is probably the best way to go. And we need to push to keep physical games.

Also if you like digital only I am not bad mouthing you, if that what you want that fine, I am just saying a digital only future is not a good think for the above reasons, true I hope (and pray) reason 7 and 8 will someday go away, but some of the reasons above will stay, and need to stay such as the progression of security that will prevent older consoles (even the ones coming out today) to be unable to connect to the internet, we must keep progressing security. And loaning and selling a digital game there could be technical solutions, and I hope they do come up with it, but I doubt they want to there is no money in the big corporations in it, I just hope MS’s dream of preventing selling and loaning physical games that they had at the start of the Xbox One never comes true.

Looks like others have realized we do need to decentralize the internet again.

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Published on: January 18, 2021

Looks like others have realized we do need to decentralize the internet again. Tim Pool recently got “demonitized” by facebag. He has setup his own site at https://timcast.com Tim Pool is a person that does commentary on the news. He is one of the places I get my news from, another is the No Agenda Show The 3rd place is The Unfiltered Show yes Chris is left leaning but he does seem to be honest. I do disagree with him on things but still good to get a view point from the other side that does not lie (like CNN, NBC, and MSNBC lie all the time)

You will note the 3 sites I have also linked are not on one of the big 4 sites.

The problem with the internet today the censership and what not.

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Published on: January 17, 2021

There is is a major problem brewing on the internet, and that is of big tech censorship. And we are to blame for it (yes i am guilt of the issue i will state here too) WE have allowed the internet to become centralized. The internet is no longer a decentralized network of computers where anyone can state their opinion, it is now 4 companies that we must have their permission to have an opinion or you will be platformed. So if you don’t pull the liberal line google, facebook, twitter and amazon can and will deplatform you.
The good news is the infrastructure of the internet is still here and we don’t need to depend on the big 4. The software for blogs micro blogs and such is still here we don’t need parler or minds or another centralized service. We do have it in our hands to still break free of them and still post out thoughts online’ Yes i have been guilty of lettimg the big 4 take over where i share things, but maybe I should do more to post here on my blog and less on facebag or twitter, as they say take the power back.
I have to tools on my cell phone. i can do it from my tablet, my computer, heck right now as I write this i am sitting in my living room with a small hand held keyboard that wireless connects to a Raspberry Pi 4 connected to my TV.

The PS5

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Published on: January 17, 2021

I got the PS5 back on Nov 12, 2020. I have played a few games on it. As I don’t see much for updated graphics from my PS4 Pro, I am sure they are there I just don’t see them, I am seeing a massive improvement on the load times. One of the games I play on the Pro and now on the PS5 is Boarderlands 3. On the PS4 Pro I had swapped out the hard drive for a SATA 2TB SSD drive and the load times were still over 2 minutes long. On the new PS5 (with the NvME SSD drive) I am seeing load times well under 20 seconds, this has made farming bosses so much easier, instead of having to wait such a long time between Save/Quit and reload I am back into the game really fast now and considering I can kill some of these bosses in under 30 seconds that helps, before it would be 30 seconds to kill a boss, 2 minutes to Save/Quit reload.
On the Duel Sense controller, I am not much of a fan of the HD rumble or haptic feed back, don’t care about it much, but it does feel very very sturdy more so then the DS4, and that did feel sturdy enough. The one thing I do miss from my DS4 is the back button adapter that Sony put out a bit a go, and I hope they put another back button adapter out again for the Duel Sense.
The console size is just a bit to massive if you ask me, it was hard to find a place to put it, also I don’t much care for the white on the console, I am going for a black ascetic in my living room so the PS5 stands out like a sour thumb, I am looking forward to when we can either get replacement panels or the day I take them off and paint them black.
Over all I am happy with the PS5 so far.

Got a free stadia controller and 3 free months of stadia pro so here my thoughts

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Published on: January 17, 2021

First Connecting the controller well that was a pain, apparently stadia does not like it when you use Pi-Hole (a good anti-ad in home DNS server that runs on a Raspberry Pi) I had to disable the Raspberry Pi to get it connected (I was able to re-enable it after the set up, but mind you if you have a Raspberry Pi and how you set it up you might have to disable it to setup the controller)
Second, The controller feels like a cheap 3rd party controller, it felt like it could easly be broken when if you get into a game and twist the controller. But what do you expect for a free piece of hardware. But it just felt very very cheep in my hands, not like the Duel Shock 4, the Duel Sense, the Switch Pro controller, or an X-Box controller. (I will say the Duel Sense is fast becoming my favorite, the DS4 was before) I will give the controller only 1 point, I like the symmetrical analog sticks but that about it.
Third, the input lag, I am in the DC/Baltimore area, with a 1Gbit internet connection from Verizon FiOS, and the input lag was in the second range (not milliseconds, but at lest 1 second)
at the end of the month I will be canceling the Stadia Pro member ship, as I did get 3 months free, and the hardware for free this has cost me nothing but still it not something I can see myself playing on.

Found this meme, one can wish

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Published on: October 2, 2020

New console pre-orders

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Published on: September 22, 2020

The new PS5 is coming out. And this is the first time I very tried to pre-ordered a game console. I see many content creates complaining that they did not get first dibs on the new consoles. For that I am thankful as it means us no bodies had a chance to get one. I will say I did get a PS5 pre-order on Amazon. This is the first time I ever tried and I got it. A nobody. I am glad that Sony did not favor famous people. Also am glad it was not pre-announced as it means the people with bots could not grab them all up before real people can have a chance to get o e.

What I am saying is while the content creates on YouTube are upset it worked out for us nobodies.

people with bots are all upset about it but it was a good thing that Sony (as these upset people say) messed up and “screwed” them.over. I am happy as average everyday nobodies (like me) were able to have a chance to score one. And I did score one. Come Nov i will be able to enjoy Sacboy and ASTRO bot.

Watch “Police Arrest Protester Demanding We Reopen The Economy, Thousands Line Up For Food Due To Shutdown” on YouTube // Police declare 1st amendment is non essential

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Published on: April 16, 2020

Watch “Fauci Says “Immunity Cards” May Be Coming As Authoritarian Nightmare Expands Exponentially” on YouTube

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Published on: April 11, 2020

Papers please. We are going down the road of athlritism fast.

We have rights and the constitution does not say you have them in good times but you have them all the time.

Am important read.

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Published on: April 4, 2020

https://logia.org/logia-online/the-impossibility-of-online-administration-of-the-lords-supper2020?fbclid=IwAR0LiTGSKwJo0FZ0ydI21I1pV3hcUKMl5tuPeyIoHVRXYvtHBcvcjcfo5GQ

We don’t deserve liberty any more.

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Published on: March 31, 2020

It was once said a people that will trade liberty for security deserve neither and will have neither. Now with the pandemic scare many Americans are cheering all these lock down orders. Pastors are being arrested people cheer because it “not safe” to go to church. Churches are being forced to close (and in NYC they may be forced to close forever according to their major) people cheer as it “only common sense” for the “safety” of the people.

The first amendment protections of “freedom of religion” and to “peaceably assemble” are now illegal under many states EO (the state I reside in being one of them MD, hell it even illegal now to travel outside of MD, or face a year in jail and $5000 fine) And people cheer, “oh bring me safety from this virus”

When this is all done and said, and we have lost the 1st amendment people will wonder why, this is why they cheered for “common sense” loss of freedoms, is this the world we want to live in?

I wonder for how long even this blog post will be legal for, I am sure some governor might make an EO for “common sense” reasons that to speak out against them is not in the interest of “public safety” You have those on the left that claim words are violance, I am sure they could use that “logic” to ban “undesired” speech too, and people will cheer as they are safe from ideas they don’t like.

Google get grilled on their hate for conservatives

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Published on: June 27, 2019

I been injoying this as of late

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Published on: June 26, 2019

I have been vaping for a while and I love this RDA and this is my favorite flavor it is Blue Raspberry Slushie.

Got this today at work.

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Published on: June 26, 2019

This is where I been getting a lot of my news/news commentary as of late

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Published on: June 25, 2019

https://www.timcast.com/

Here is his bitchute channel (linking this instead of youtube, incase youtube decides to retaliate against Tim)

https://www.bitchute.com/channel/ldVrtT5BwSJ0/

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