Forbes articles written by Dave Thier are so flip floppy. One week he writing about his love for Xbox one , next week it’s the Ps4, week after that.. “consoles are dead”, week after that “console market is booming”, week after that “Ps4 is the best”, week after that “xbox one is the best”. Man o man I think you get it. This guy writes articles like he is three different people. His latest article reflects his believe that Ps4 will continue to dominate in sales over the Xbox one. Wow, big news there. I’m a xbox one fan and I know that, have always known that, and haven’t once said differently even before they launched. Only blind fanboys would say different. But what I have also said is that the goal of any company isn’t the numbers of their competitors. It’s what they have done prior. If Microsoft sells more xbox one’s than the 360 life cycle that would put them well over 70 million. This is something, that by number, shows that they will. So I’m sorry and forgive me for not understanding the fear that company that sells this many units is some how a failure surpassing what they did before and make bigger profits at the end of that cycle. Simply because playstation sells 100 million units doesn’t remove the success of the opposite console that sells over 70 million. By the way, Forbes also did a article about that fact too but as with all others they forget about their stance prior to write about a different one. As I have said before and will continue to say it again. If I cared about numbers I would have sold my Ps3 and Xbox 360 for a wii system last gen. I didn’t because I care about what truly is the best based on what they can actually do and deliver on. Not hype and lies. I’ll keep playing my amazing EA sport games with beautiful dynamic lighting while waiting on the very best driving franchise(Forza) on the planet to launch and then pick up my new controller elite while I play the beta of The Division, and fall in love with Tomb Raider all over again, just to step on the battlefield of Halo 5. GET IT??? This is what matters and what is real. People can continue to lie to themselves about their stagnant console that is built on hype and lies all they want. XBOX ONE is real and delivers real results not hot air.
Stores are selling out of the Samsung Note 5 and for good reason. This phone is amazing. Its sexy, it’s big enough, fast, productive and smart. It’s everything that you have come to expect from a Note,
minus the expandable memory and removable battery that is. But none the less the phone is one of the best phones I have seen in a while. Every place I have visited are saying the same thing, “it’s sold out”. I mean even the accessories are hard to get of hold of now. Most stores barely have enough screen protectors to last as every phone leaves the store with multiple accessories. This is a good thing for Samsung though. If you have a Note 5 then considered yourself blessed and favored. Many are still awaiting their names to be next on the waiting list. If you already have a Note 5 and need accessories then I believe your best bet will be the carrier’s direct store and or Amazon. Amazon however, would provide the best price and more availability I believe.
Now that the units are in people’s hands like mine, it’s a good time to discuss the reality of this new flagship phone. If you are a tech head then you already know about this beast of a smartphone. It’s amazing!Its beautiful! It’s fast! All these things you hear about the phone but then you hear about the negative things. These things are commonly expressed in every review I have seen. It’s mainly surrounding the lack of a removable battery and the ability to put in more memory. There is another complaint but it’s one of the most stupidest complaints I have seen in a while and its about ignorant people purposefully, for the most part, putting the s-pen in backwards because they heard it causes a problem so they try it themselves to get it stuck or break the functions. Now, they want to throw their hands up and say it’s Samsung fault. No, it’s your fault for being a idiot. But I digress. The two “legit” concerns about the removable battery and memory expansion being gone concerned me too, until today. Something happened to me. I actually took the time out of my busy life to remember that the whole time I had the Note 4 I had it at 32gb and never once swapped my battery, put in a different battery, and or added one expansion card even though I had one just sitting around. I had the phone for just under a year and still had not ran out of space. My battery lasted all day so there was never a need to buy a second battery to hot swap it. Plus I always carry a spare portable battery charger with me. So all this time the worry about what I don’t have anymore goes away with the common knowledge that I never needed it in the first place. I’m betting most people if they stop and think about it its probably the same for them. Basically you only miss it because you don’t have access to it anymore and when you did you either never used it or it didn’t make or break the moments in your life having them. This story or results will not fit everyone but I’m willing to bet it will fit more people than you realize.
With every passing game reveal, trailer, and or gameplay shown the Xbox one is slowly convincing many game writers and media that xbox one has evolved into the console with the most going for it at the most value. Xbox one owners have always known this for the most part but to see the media start to be convinced is shocking to me. They are all saying the same thing basically. They are blown away with the Xbox ones cloud power, it’s graphics overhaul, the network, the leaders, and the cost value vs ps4.
They are starting to see that xbox one is doing things that ps4 can’t do and will never do(example here..dynamic lighting). They are seeing great games coming for the Xbox one along with the undisputed best first party lineups and they now feel regardless of sales, this system is truly the one with the most and with the best value. You can hate and disagree all you want it’s just facts. Line them up and list what the systems have vs the other and its not even close if you truly list them truthfully. It may not matter to you , that’s legit. But if you are one of those who are just blind and can’t even admit there is a big list of things the Xbox one has over the Ps4 then it proves without a doubt that you are a blind biased fanboy.
“Xbox one just is the best….popularity has nothing to do with “greatness”, there is a difference!! “
Xbox one wins the graphics challenge once again with EA games but it doesn’t matter if you have only one console. You will never notice anything off if you only have a ps4. But if you have to know which is better unbiased, it’s the Xbox one rather you want to admit or not. It just has better overall lighting and colors and more challenging AI.
Another year another football game given to the fans. Thanks EA! The first thing you will notice is the different interface once the game loads. It’s laid out a little different. But once the game starts you won’t see that much of a difference this year in terms of graphics. There are more animation and different cut scenes that look good but for the most part it’s the same graphics once the game starts. I did notice somewhat better lighting tweaks and color boost but nothing that truly stands out as “truly better”. But once the game gets going you start to feel different. You start feeling more mirrored gameplay you would use and see in real life. More realistic results from rushes, throws , and catches. Best of all realistic flags and penalties. This is the first game I have played in Madden that has some penalties called during the game. I always wondered about that in previous game over the years. Unless you made them call it yourself you could go months before you see a real penalty beside false start when it comes to the computer AI. I guess the most talked about and obvious update is the ability to pick the type of pass block or attempt of catch that you player does based on you choice of buttons you push after the initial pass. This is awesome in my opinion. It adds a game within the game based on the situation. I really like this. The sound and commentary is the same which I don’t understand why more sport games don’t update commentary that much. This is not to say the commentary is bad. I would have liked to see more effort pushed forward to make it better each yet. Basically we should always hear different commentary each year for my way of thinking. Overall I haven’t done much of anything else but a couple of exhibition games. But so far it gets a solid 8 out of 10. I do wish they had done more with either the commentary or graphics on the field not just the cut scenes.
This video I have to warn you is probably going to be the most wasted few minutes of your life. In a nut shell Android Police further pushes a concept or thought that some how Samsung is to blame because some idiots out there actually put their S pen back into the phone backwards. When I say backwards I’m not talking about just putting back in with the logo up or down . No I mean actually backwards with the clicker going in first. Now their phone won’t recognize the pen being ejected anymore. The guys claims that there isn’t anything in place to stop the pen from being put in upside down and therefore Samsung has a “Major design flaw”. I’m sorry but this is in now way shape of form Samsung’s fault. He further claims that a child could do this so again it Samsung’s fault. Well, is it Samsung’s fault that they don’t have waterproof Note smartphones? Because a child can also take a bath with the smartphone too so Samsung didn’t think ahead and predict such a thing so they are at fault too for that as well. Needless to say it’s stupid but if you want to watch this guy try and blame Samsung for idiot people mistakes here it is. Just be warned you aren’t the only one giving down thumbs on this video. The ones given thumbs up are most likely iPhone fanboys.
Well the first work day went very well with my new Samsung Note 5. It’s after 10pm and I have plenty of juice still left. I was really concerned about that at first being that my wife’s phone dies about twice a day with her s6 edge. I know that I have more battery life but I know it’s less than my Note 4 was. Luckily it’s not a worry area for me it seems. The camera is another stand out area. I love this camera and its the best I’ve had honestly. Everything from the photos in low light to sun light are magically represented correctly and accurately. Take in the fact that it actually has broadcasting capabilities and even 4k abilities built directly into the phone for YouTube is yet another miracle. So now that I have strong signal at home and at work now with Sprint I knew I was here to stay. So I got the glass protector to go along with my amazing looking case. The whole package is so good looking I can’t believe how solid and slick looking it looks all together. Lastly, I love the 5.1.1 android OS. It’s so much more fluid and faster with just the right of tools needed for a user when and where they need them to be. Example: When I’m watching a YouTube video and I get a text I can see and answer the text to right there without ever leaving my YouTube video or pausing it. It just a nicer interface for touch wiz as well. It less congested now. So, what I don’t like is the little gap between my expressway loop that Sprint dies in on my way to work and or back home. If my car dies there I’m out of luck until I get away from that area. So every single time I cross that area my phone disconnects. But this is a small price to pay being that AT&T tried to kill out pockets. And just a side note, what happen to AT&T stores? They barely have phones anymore and its so congested and small now. The Sprint store was wide open and had plenty of phones and anything related to them. It was very peaceful and nice just walking inside. It really made switching more relaxing and easy.