I've been out of the game for a while but back in the early-mid 2000s, AMDs Athlon Line beat out Intel with their terrible Pentium 4's and Pentium D's. Once Core 2 came into fruition, AMD started to slide. By the late 2000s, their Athlon IIs and Phenom IIs, while good performers for gaming especially in the value segment, were lacking in IPCs compared to Intel. I think Sandy Bridge was what really did AMD in. Ivy, Haswell etc. were very minor upgrades and AMDs FX line for the most part was a joke outside of some niche tasks and it seemed like AMD was doomed. Intel sat on their laurels, got spanked for their shitty practices (arguably not hard enough), and AMD surprised everyone with Ryzen. When you look back in time, AMD and Intel have always traded blows.
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I enjoy BF4 far more. It'll have to keep me occupied until DICE pulls their head out of their asses and does a Bad Company 3.
In no particular order:
1.) Battlefield Bad Company 2 (Where the hell is 3!?)
2.) Uncharted 2
3.) Gran Turismo 5
4.) Burnout Paradise
5.) NFS Hot Pursuit.
@mdk12345: Not all that concerned about the health affects. I work full time 90% of which is on my feet and my gaming sessions usually only last an hour or two tops. I only recently got back into it.
@joshv23: None, pretty much every PS3 game is cheap these days.
I too prefer physical games but only for consoles. I like the experience of going to the store and getting it. And there's something satisfying to looking at a shelf full of games. There's pros and cons to each though. I for one, don't like having to swap discs every time I wanna play something else. So there's a con.
I would just like a slim model. Anyone who needs 1TB of storage has probably already done it themselves. They also need to lower the prices for the back to school and holiday shopping season. I can see $349 for the 500gb and $399 for the 1TB.
Even with games, $120 might be a hard sell unless you can find the right buyer. Last gen consoles are going for peanuts. I suggest just keeping it unless that $100~ is going to mean the difference of whether or not you buy a PS4
First post in a year and a half!
i'm surprised people would trust uploading any data to strangers to hold onto. If i was going to use a cloud service i'd try to encrypt everything so they would have trouble looking at it.
really though your better off using external hard drives mixed with blu-ray discs. and hide them in safe, or carve out a concrete hold in ur basement floor and hide it there. or hide them inside a fireproof safe, and hide the safe somewhere in your house. if possible give a hard drive to a trusted friend to hold to have an offsite backup. or get a bank deposit box and store ur backups there also.
of course use truecrypt on any hard drive to prevent people from getting your data.
I also must say, that comment about SSD's losing data after 3 months if not plugged in is 100% false and i almost couldn't believe someone could write that down. I agree that SSD's should not be trusted with data as much as a physical hard drive because flash memory is not as reliable in the long term, but 3 months ??? what the hell? I have windows 7 installed on a pc at my cottage, i wasnt used since early this year and just recently (8 months at least later), i ran it and everything was there, all the data, all the files and it ran the same as 8 months ago. 3 months lol ya ok. 10 years? ya maybe..
ssd's are too expensive to use as backup devices anyways, you can get a 4000 gb hard drive for less then a 200gb ssd
If someone wanted to go through the trouble of reading all of my papers, multiple page reports, research projects and spreadsheets they can be my guest. They're in for a terrible time. I don't store anything confidential online.
It is convenient for some things. However it does not replace local mediums of storage but rather complement it.
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