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- I have never had any difficulty getting any video on demand service to work with my PS3, but the new HBO Go application is a “no go”. When I contacted Sony they asked why my ISP was, and when I told them Comcast, Sony advised me to contact Comcast. Well, Comcast customer service has a terrible reputation for a reason…terrible customer service.
5 days 8 hours ago
- dniblock answers Re: Will Nintendo’s decision to shut down Wii servers affect Netflix and Hulu services on the system?Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube aren’t dependant on Nintendo’s servers, and won’t be affected. You are right in that you won’t be able to play any more Mario Kart Wii online, which is too bad, since that was really one of the few examples of online play done really well on the Wii.
1 week 3 days ago
- I know that a lot of video noise reduction settings end up making video looks soft and blurry, but I had never even heard of mosquito noise reduction until I was poking around the video settings on a PS3. The name suggests that it stops little bugs from flying around your screen, but obviously that’s not it.
1 week 5 days ago
- Anyone know what the XBox One software updated changed or improved? I’m still on the fence between an Xbox One and PS4, although at this point in the product cycle, I can afford to wait a little longer without really missing out on much.
3 weeks 5 hours ago
3 weeks 11 hours ago
- Sorry, but you are going to have to pony up and pay Nintendo to repair your Wii if you want to keep all of those downloads. Nintendo locks them to the console that downloaded them, and does not provide for any transfer, unless it is from a Wii to a Wii U.
3 weeks 5 days ago
- Absolutely not, they should stick to their own platforms. Number one, Nintendo get’s the importance of tight controls better than any other company. Excellent controls are one of the things that made Super Mario Bros. great. It eliminates "cheap" deaths, if you miss a jump it's your fault.
4 weeks 6 days ago
- It’s a close call. The new version is a little lighter and has better battery life. On the other hand, you lose the OLED screen with the new version and get an LED screen. The OLED display is a highlight of the Vita to me, with vibrant colors and dark blacks.
5 weeks 3 days ago
- The company has enough of a cash reserve to give themselves some breathing room, but the lack of success with the Wii U is a serious problem. Luckily, the 3DS was the best selling console of the 2013 holiday season, or the hurt would really be on.
6 weeks 6 days ago
- dniblock asks What differences are people likely to see now that Net Neutrality rules have been struck down?Now that a judge has sided with Verizon against the FCC and struck down Net Neutrality rules for ISPs, what are the differences users can expect to see?
7 weeks 6 days ago
- The YouTube Channel on Wii was a surprise to even see. Google has been making a number of changes over the past 8-10 months, and after a period of time where it was unwatchable, some recent changes have made it better for many users.
7 weeks 6 days ago
- From what I understand, it depends on the software developers, and whether they include support for an older wheel that was designed for the PS3. You have a popular (and good) wheel, so if any wheel is going to have PS4 developer support, I would bet it would be the Logitech Driving Force.
10 weeks 3 days ago
- Standby use = ~1W Normal PC use = 80W PC with 5 HDDs, core i7, 4 dimms of RAM, monitor, mouse, and keyboard = 200W
11 weeks 4 days ago
- There are two that I would suggest. Extra Lives by Tom Bissell and Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven Kent. Tom Bissell is an accomplished journalist who writes from a more critical perspective, such as what makes a video game good, the use of narrative, etc.
11 weeks 4 days ago
- How can I record the gameplay video and audio from a video game system so I can use it in a video?
12 weeks 12 hours ago
- It is too early to really even speculate.
12 weeks 6 days ago
- You have to link your PS4 to your Facebook account. Pushsquare, the site that jimlynch linked to is a pretty good “indie” Playstation site for news and tips. It’s a British site, so you might get reviews for games not sold in the US from time to time.
13 weeks 3 days ago
- I have a ton of Netflix compatible devices that I use (tablet, smartphone, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PS3, laptop, desktop PC). Unfortunately my ISP has a 150Gb monthly data cap and they just increased my rate - thanks AT&T. Is there a way to limit bandwidth usage for the non-PC devices?
14 weeks 5 days ago
- It’s not quite as easy to swap out on the XBox One as it is on the PS4, but still pretty easy. Kudos to Microsoft for changing the design this time around. As downloadabke game sizes increase (Uncharted 3 was over 40Gb, I think), it gets easier and easier to fill up a drive This really helps future-proof the XBone.
15 weeks 3 days ago
- When the X360 came out, the first version of the console suffered from the Red Ring of Death, aka RROD. Early PS3s also suffered from a Yellow Light of Death, aka YLOD, although not to the same level at the X360’s problem. Anyone know whether there are similar issues with the new PS4? I’ve read about a 0.4% failure rate.
16 weeks 11 hours ago
- dniblock answers Re: Can Android based gaming systems compete with dedicated gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft?Not even close. I suppose if you want to play simple, shallow physics games like Angry Birds or something like Free Cell, they would do, but for deep gaming with high production values like Last of Us, Skyrym, etc., the Ouya and GameStick are not even in the same ball park.
16 weeks 4 days ago
- This time they actually include an HDMI cable, too. It annoyed me more than it probably should have that both the X360 and PS3 included only a composite cable. That’s right, COMPOSITE (red audio, white audio, yellow video), so you could “enjoy” your 1080p capable console in 480i. Thanks for including it this time, Good Guy Sony.
16 weeks 4 days ago
- Since they stripped the internet connectivity, If you only want to play games offline, and have no interest in buying games from earlier Nintendo systems that are available from the Nintendo Shop, then maybe it would be ok. However, it doesn’t even support a component video output, so that means you will be playing in glorious 480i.
17 weeks 6 days ago
- A refurb didn’t pass initial in-store inspection or was a non-functional trade in and was sent out to be repaired. A used system tested ok in the store, so they just put it in a box and sell it to you without sending it out. I have had 3 "preowned" systems from Gamestop; 2 were used, 1 was a refurb. 1 used was great, one had to be returned.
18 weeks 3 days ago
- dniblock answers Re: Would it still make sense to buy a PS3 or X360 with the new generation machines just around the corner?I disagree with Christopher on this one. Sony has a history of long term support for its systems. The PS2 was still in production until very recently. The PS3 has a large install base, and there are hundreds of excellent games for it that are readily available at very cheap prices. I just bought Heavy Rain new for $10, for example.
20 weeks 15 hours ago
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