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Category : Games

Games as a service is fraud.

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Published on: April 30, 2021

I found this the other day, and he is right games as a service is fraud.

The Sony PS3 and Vita stores

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Published on: April 19, 2021

I saw this posted today while for those that fell into the digital only game trap, this is good news, it does not give any comfort I would say, as it still can go down in the future. It does not make me take back my thoughts on digital vs physical game. I am still[…]

The PS4 Time “issue”

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Published on: April 8, 2021

With the talk of digital vs Physical games, the digital proponents have been talking about how the PS4 need to sync it clock to the PSN. Or things will not work, they claim that in the future if the PSN shuts down that PS4 physical games will not be playable because if the battery dies[…]

Well the rumors were true, the PS3, PSP, and Vita stores are closing down.

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Published on: March 29, 2021

I just got an email from Sony stating that they are going to indeed close the store. We are closing PlayStation™Store on PlayStation®3 on July 2nd, 2021 and on PlayStation®Vita devices on August 27th 2021. Additionally, the remaining purchase functionality for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) will also retire on July 2nd, 2021. They further go on to[…]

I am so glad I never when digital with my games

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Published on: March 22, 2021

With the news Sony is closing down the stores for the PS3, PSP, and the Vita it makes me so glad I never fell for the stupidity of going digital with my game collection. Below is my game collection, nice and safe from any digital store shutting down. This should be a warning to those[…]

Game devs need to make demos more interesting.

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Published on: March 9, 2021

I been watching a lot of streamers and apparently they are doing a game called outriders. And watching the streams, it does not seem like I want to play it. All the streamers are doing the same thing hour after hour. They run down a hill turn left then run a bit turn right run[…]

Got my PSP back on the internet

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Published on: February 18, 2021

The PSP can not do the new WPA2 or WPA3 encryption for wireless. Also the PSP does not have any way to connect to Ethernet. But I came up with a solution, I got an old WiFi bridge that can do WPA (the new WiFi mesh network does not support WPA, as it to old[…]

Games I am excited for this year so far.

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Published on: February 11, 2021

So this month a new Persona 5 game is coming out, Persona 5 Strikers, not much into action “hack and slash” games but I did enjoy Persona 5 enough that I would like to see where the store continues on too. After that there is the next installment in the Horizon Zero Dawn game, Forbidden[…]

A problem with the subscription model of content consumption.

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Published on: February 6, 2021

People are all excited about subscription model for music/video/games. But they are over looking one major issue, and that is cost. Back when you got things physicaly you bought it once and you owned it, pay $15 for a CD and it yours permanently. Now you pay $12 something a month for a streaming services,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Why I will not get a google “game console”

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Published on: March 11, 2019

There is a lot of talk about google entering the game console market, and they are “going to be the netflix of gaming” but I will not be getting a google game console for a variety of reasons. 1) As I posted here https://blog.mikeoconnor.net/2016/04/google-bricks-devices/, google has had hardware that they decided they did not want[…]

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