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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,565 (as of May 15, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!
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      Update on the single-device/browser login restriction issue some people are having.   04/04/2017

      4/7/2017 update: Now people who've been affected by this are saying that it went away on its own after about a week. So I dunno, if this would really hugely inconvenience you try to not log in on additional devices/browsers until the 4.2 update that's supposed to hopefully resolve this for good.   original announcement: For a long time now, D1P has been limited to three logins at a time; logging in on a fourth device or browser would log you out everywhere else. Unfortunately, multiple people have been reporting that they've started experiencing being limited to ONE login at a time.   The good news is, Invision Power Services (the company that makes our forum software) is aware of the issue and will be addressing it in version 4.2 of the software, which is the next big update. The bad news is, they announced about a month ago (the beginning of March 2017) that the update will be coming out in "mid 2017", so we probably have at least another couple of months to go before this is resolved.   In the meantime, I apologize to those affected for the inconvenience, and would suggest to everyone else to not log in to additional devices until this is resolved if this is something you don't want to have to have to deal with. I'm still not 100% sure on why it's not affecting everyone and why it didn't hit everyone affected at the same time, but the timing of when the reports of this started here mostly lines up with when I've seen reports of other sites having this issue starting, and I suspect that the problem is trickling in because of people happening to hit a fourth login that logs them out everywhere else, and then proceeding to be limited to one login at a time after that.
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      D1Pcast Episode 26: The Retro Show   04/19/2017

      It's time to have that talk with your kids. No not THAT talk, the talk about retro games and how much better things were back in our days! We have @Reputator join us and talk a bit about the Scorpio and some retro PC cards. [email protected] us about console retro gaming and how he just got his Super Mario USA. While @Jason tells us about the day his parents threw out all his retro consoles. A sad day for any gamer. So listen and give us your feed back about your retro gaming experience!    

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  1. Well, I have to express my excitement somewhere! Yesterday, I purchased an LG OLED 65B7 4K HDR TV. I have been dickering around with it ever since and wow, is it ever an impressive picture. Watched Moana on regular Blu-ray playing on a PS3 and Holy Cow was it ever amazing. I was slack jawed so many times. I can't wait to start watching 4K UHD HDR Blu-rays! Unfortunately, I do have to wait a little bit though because the Panasonic DMP-UB900 I ordered will take 7-10 days to arrive, but even without the images I'm seeing are like as drastic a step up from my 10-year old Samsung (which was amazing for its time) as it was going from DVD to Blu-ray in the first place. I don't have a PS4 Pro yet and I probably won't be able to get Scorpio right out of the gate, but I now have the TV to allow me to take advantage of 4K and HDR when I DO pick them up down the road. 21ms input lag in game mode is a revelation. I've only tried out the original Super Mario Bros. (this is my go-to game for testing input lag first-hand) and it was the fastest response I've played with since playing on an old CRT back in the day. Huzzah!
  2. It is a splurging birthday present for my 40th birthday.
  3. I am also in Canada, so these are all Canadian numbers. The TV was on sale to begin with down from $5,999 to $4,998 at Visions Electronics. I told the salesman I was looking at that TV, but my wife had given me a $4,000 budget so I'd probably have to wait until it came down in price for the holiday season in a few months (this was true). He went and talked to the manager and said he could do it for $4,488. I hummed and hawed and looked at another TV and then said it was still too much and started to be on my way, so he went and talked to the manager again and came back with $4,299. I told him I could likely talk my wife into it and asked him to put it on hold for me at that price. He tried to convince me to pay for it today and get it refunded if need be, but I said I didn't have the money in the account and would have to transfer so couldn't make the purchase today (a lie), plus I needed to pick my kids up in 10 minutes (the truth). So he put it on hold for the next day and gave him my phone number. The next day, I waited until he called with a follow-up phone call to see if I was still interested. I said I was, but that I also was looking at getting a Panasonic DMP-UB900 and was thinking I might be able to get a better deal if I purchased the two at the same location, so what could he do for me. I had already looked at their website and saw that they had it on sale from $850 down to $600. He looked it up and said they didn't have any in the local store, but he could order me one in and would give it to me at their cost of $504 + $10 shipping if I got it with the TV. So I agreed. Now Visions Electronics has an interesting thing with their product warranties. If you buy an extended warranty and then do not use it, you have one year after the warranty expires to go back to the store and receive 100% of what you paid for the warranty as an in-store credit. So as long as you remember to go back and use it, you get your money back in new gear. I was already strongly considering getting the warranty as I have done it with them before and it worked out well for me. But I said no several times as it was $800, which was too high for me as a % of the overall cost. So he called his manager and they agreed to knock another $200 off the price of the TV if I took the 5-year warranty. So I went ahead and did that. I will get my $800 back in 5 years, so they get an interest-free loan from me, but I got my $200 interest factor paid to me up front, effectively, so I'm ok with that. TLDR: the final price of the TV was $4,099 (Canadian) and it got me the 4K UHD BD player I wanted at cost as well.
  4. Best use of a... no, wait... worst use of a giant black dildo ever!
  5. worth noting: Finally, you may have heard that our friends at PlayStation are bringing all four of the original Jak and Daxter PS2 classics to the PS4 via PS Store later this year. As beloved games in Naughty Dog history, we couldn’t imagine a better pairing for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Anyone that pre-orders The Lost Legacy at participating retailers will receive a free digital copy of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy for PS4 when it launches on August 22. For those who pre-order on PS Store, you’ll also get an Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4 theme designed by Truant Pixel.
  6. I really want this to be good because of the fun I had back in the day playing Arch Rivals and then NBA Jam and then NBA Showtime and then NBA Street Vol. 2... but the fact that they're not showing anything really in that trailer besides some outrageous dunks has me concerned that the core gameplay just won't be much fun. NBA Street Vol 2, in particular really raised the bar in fun arcade basketball gameplay. We'll see though.
  7. My PSN account was compromised a few months ago. Someone logged in, changed my password and put a $100 charge on my stored PayPal account. I noticed almost immediately and contacted Sony to have the account restored back to me. The PayPal charge was just sitting in the PSN wallet and hadn't been used to buy anything yet, so I just let it stay there. It was pretty painless to get my account back, but still annoying.
  8. Pre-hair cut Post-hair cut
  9. Glad to hear everything is going so well for you right now.
  10. Some external hard drives come with a power cord and plug into a wall socket for power. Some draw power over USB. Some draw power over dual USB cords. A lot of USB 3.0 HDD's don't require a wall socket power cord.
  11. Watched 10 minutes of Moana 3D Blu-ray on the PSVR. Turned the screen size up to max. It was pretty nice. Went through my BD collection to see what other 3D BD's I own. I have 8 total without ever deliberately buying one. I always get the steelbook cases for movies I'm going to buy if it's an option. Sometimes the steelbook is the version that comes with the 3D BD copy. Some others I own because the version that came with the 3D copy happened to be on sale/cheaper than the one without a 3D copy. Either way, I'm happy I have them now. Moana The Wolverine Guardians of the Galaxy Captain America Civil War Avengers Age of Ultron Jupiter Ascending Independence Day Resurgence The Wizard of Oz
  12. Lightning is thin and I appreciate it's ability to be plugged in either way up, unlike USB up until now. So much less fumbling with chords - particularly in the dark in bed.
  13. edit: please ignore stupid comment previously appearing here...
  14. IGN isn't going down - they laid off two people on the product side.
  15. I would venture to guess that the type of gamer that comes and posts on Day One Patch is not the type of gamer that would be subscribing to PS Now - particularly not one that subscribes to PS Now and doesn't have a PS4 or PC that they game on.
  16. As one of several determining factors perhaps. Not likely to be solely based on that, of course.
  17. seriously? Oh wow, that's going to piss a lot of people off. Especially people that selected a TV or BD player because of that functionality. Here comes Sony's next class action law suit.
  18. Two staff from the product side of IGN were let go. Tal's post on Twitter really caused an internet reaction over nothing.
  19. It is snowing like crazy where I am
  20. Hmm... I like the concept, but that video really looked kind of boring. Maybe it will be one of those games that's more fun to play than to watch.
  21. in my office, lamenting the continued snowfall... Shovelled twice last night. Shovelled for 40 minutes before work this morning. Turn around in my office just now, and it's snowing again... grumble grumblehttp://i.imgur.com/Hlz01qa.gifv
  22. I am elated!
  23. I noticed with the PS3 that it always needed double the file size to download a game. If it was a 5GB file, it needed 10GB. 5GB was for the downloaded file, then 5GB for PS3 to install that file, then it deletes the downloaded file and only the installed file remains. And I agree. I have a 2TB HDD on my PS4, but I can't put everything on it. I'd love to have external HDD expansion capability like in my Xbone where I have an extra 6TB of storage plugged in.
  24. Don't worry. After the cliffhanger is resolved in the opening of season 4, Berman and Bragga step aside as showrunners and you will see a sharp uptick in quality.