Saturday, July 27, 2013

X-box / Playstation Consoles - they just follow each other?

Despite all the concern over Microsofts attempts to implant absolute borg like control over 'their' property (basically you pay for it, but they still own it), I haven't seen much in the way of how Sony will make their playstation network a subscription system - ie, after differentiating themselves from Microsoft by being subscriptionless, they simply follow suit on the next console. So, playstation 5 will have online 24/7 requirement?

Basically the corporations can simply wait - they will bring in all the bad stuff - they'll just do it incrementally. Not quite as fast as they would have liked. But ten years from now say they'll have brought in some muted forms of online validation already - then because people are conditioned to those, they'll then raise the idea of a 24/7 online requirement again - and protests will be less than they are now because the company used salami tactics (one slice at a time).

Monday, July 1, 2013

Dust 514 tip : Heavy from the start

I just kind of realised you can use a heavy suit right from the start of play!

Go to dropsuit fittings, make a new fitting, go to market for the drop suit and find the militia amarr heavy suit.

You don't need to fill the heavy slot of it with a heavy weapon - you can use an assault rifle or whatever. Or you can stick a militia forge gun in there - kind of found them to be cool if someones covering your back. They do alot of damage and seem to have a wide hit circumfrence (and can also be used to destroy turrets). But if you're sitting there with one charged up and someone runs

If you're using a controller and/or have a slower connection, the extra protection will give you more time to learn how to play - instead of dying in an instant and learning nothing, you'll die in a few instants - but atleast you'll learn where your enemy came from.

It's not actually a fitting that's given at the start, yet it may make the game alot more fun for alot of people when they start play, if they knew about it.