Jimquisition: How Sony Can Make it Up To You

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WaaghPowa:

what people still need to remember is that people were jerks enough to breach it in the first place.

Sony removed the "Other OS" option with no choice of leaving it in for those who wanted it. They drew 1st blood against people they should have know not to mess with.

My friend has about 15 minutes a day he can play games thanks to his busy schedule.

Instead he spends 15 minutes downloading a firmware update.

I completely agree with the last one.

Every time I turned on my PS3, surprise! New 20 minute long firmware update. Which, coincidentally, was once every week because I was trying in vain to find a good PSN title to play.

You don't need a new firmware update every ****ing week, Sony. Or, if you do, find a system where it only takes a couple of seconds and you're good to go. Stop making me download 20 minutes worth of update, restart the system and then install for another 20 minutes. It's getting annoying.

Definitely a better show than the previous two. Speaking personally, it's still got a long way to go before I'd say I enjoy it, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.

The last two were annoying because it felt like you were speaking down to the viewer, this time you're speaking down to a third party and we're in on the joke - this makes it possible to enjoy it.

drisky:
Giving up on the piracy battle and stoping with the constant updates would be a god send.

I think Jim hit the nail right on the head there. I wouldn't mind updating the firmware more often if it ever added something to the ps3 experience that I want.
However, in their futile battle against hackers, they have only taken away functions of the machine. Allow us to use custom soundtracks for every game with the next update. Allow us to record video with every game on another update.
It's bad enough that they waste resources trying to keep the hacking of the machine at bay (when it's just going to happen anyway) but what makes it worse is that it doesn't improve the experience for their actual legitimate users who are now starting to get real sick of their BS. It's now at the point where they're going to have to work really hard to appease the few remaining legitimate users they have.

And they have to do it quickly. It would be a shame for them to shore up security, get everything set, only to find that everyone has moved on.

As soon as he said "3 things" and held 2 fingers up, i knew it was downhill from that point on.

Simply put, i don't like this guy.

Well that was... boring...

I watched because I like spectacular failures. Like Train crashes. This was more like a train pulling into the station on time.
Thankfully it was free of crude cocks everywhere it was inane. There's nothing too any of Jim's shows after you get past the shock of some fat guy pretending he's better than everyone in the world.
There were three points.
"Give me a game that I liked"
"give me a sequel to a game I liked"
"Whine about Firmware updates"

Agreed that firmware updates get a touch annoying, but an entire episode about it?
I could see a bit of an episode here or there trolling his fans, but it seems that's all he does with little substance when you look past that.

I think it was Tombi. But still, when I heard the first solution, he made the home run. Absolutely genius indeed!

And they spit out a fucking glowing bullshit controller instead of doig shit properly and licensing razor! fucking thanks for ruining everything again, console industry, so many epic fails you brought us!

erbkaiser:

mjc0961:

erbkaiser:
*At least in the high quality version, the video is sandboxed with black bars on all sides.

I only see the same two black bars on the side that EVERY video has in the HQ version.

Looks like this to me:
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Sandboxed. Bars on top and bottom remain even if I blow it up to fullscreen (userJS), doesn't happen for the other vids here. Shall try the Flash copy.
//Edit: Flash doesn't have the top and bottom bars.

That explains it then. I saw your screenshot and immediately said "That's not what my progress bar at the bottom looks like."

Drakos.Amatras:
Wouldn't something practical and universal like "custom online avatars allowed for everybody" be at least sensible?

I fail to see how avatars would be practical. Either you mean the little PNG icon next to everyone's name on your friends list, in which case it's just a little PNG icon that doesn't do anything so it's not important in the first place. In fact, I think that'd be a slap in the face really. "We're sorry about all the downtime, so here's the ability to upload a small image file that nobody is going to look at for more than a few seconds. Enjoy." Or you mean giving PS3 users a version of Nintendo's Miis and Microsoft's Avatars, in which case they already don't do anything important on the Wii and 360, so how would they be practical on PS3?

WaaghPowa:
Also wasn't Xbox Live breached in 2007? Seems like they made it out ok.

No. Xbox Live was not breached in 2007. Xbox Live was overloaded with server traffic after everyone got a 360 and a copy of Modern Warfare for Christmas, and service was spotty for two weeks. Not even close to being hacked and being down for 3-6 weeks (3 weeks being about how long PSN has been down right now, and 6 weeks being the stated maximum time Sony has given for it to remain down [SOURCE]).

if the PS3's infrastructure wasn't fucking shit

This really got me, excellent video!

Also, I hope I wasn't the only one to cry out "YESSSS" the moment he said 'Tomba'.

This was hands down the best one yet by far, I'll give him another shot

Good installment. Hope the series only improves.

This was uh...
Okay not gonna bother with this series in the future I guess. Oh well.

Crude, 'bit of mis-information, irrelevant...

I like the green bar watching simulator

Nupraptor:

WaaghPowa:

what people still need to remember is that people were jerks enough to breach it in the first place.

Sony removed the "Other OS" option with no choice of leaving it in for those who wanted it. They drew 1st blood against people they should have know not to mess with.

actually pirates and hackers drew first blood George announced last year that he had found the access he needed to break ps3 wide open and that was using the other OS option Sony then removed it.

TOMBA! How the hell did I forget about that beauty of a game, I'd kill to have it...So I guess that'd be nice to have but doesn't make up for everything.

Okay, so... Sony should bring back two games you like? And stop with the firmware updates?

Granted, you could make a case for that last argument. ...But you didn't. It wasn't really an argument. It was a proposition, amidst unrelated facts.

WilliamRLBaker:

Nupraptor:

WaaghPowa:

what people still need to remember is that people were jerks enough to breach it in the first place.

Sony removed the "Other OS" option with no choice of leaving it in for those who wanted it. They drew 1st blood against people they should have know not to mess with.

actually pirates and hackers drew first blood George announced last year that he had found the access he needed to break ps3 wide open and that was using the other OS option Sony then removed it.

Doesn't change the fact they removed a feature from the console [1 which I know was a deciding factor for some people on weither to buy a PS3 or 360] and in doing so annoyed people you don't want to annoy when it comes to computing things.

Draconalis:

NinjaDeathSlap:
I want Medieval 3 more than I want to become part of the mile high club... with Kiera Knightley... and Gemma Arterton... at the same time!

Good luck fitting all of you into the 1x1 that constitutes an airplane bathroom.

Not to worry. Chances are if this were to ever come true i'd be rich enough to have a private jet with my own king size bed

Holy crap my nostalgia senses exploded the moment you mentioned Tomba.

I'd prefer they just make PSN+ the standard(minus having to pay for what amounts to access to something you have to fucking pay for anyway)

If they want to keep the firmware bullshit up how about adding the ability to choose from more than 12 colors for a theme, its a petty gripe but I hate that I cant have a simplistic theme without having to download it from a third party.

in terms of games,they brought a lot of good PSone games to the shop but it took them forever
they need to bust out some awesome games to make this good
FFIX as well as FFVI even without graphical updates would be welcomed

PS2 Backward compatibility is a goddamn must! seriously this shit cannot be that hard, dudes in their moms basement make emulators that run those games like a dream on crappy computers; the PS3 is supposed to be some high powered beast.

This show is meh. It's not funny, it's boring, and it feels like he's trying too hard. Plus, the audio.

And if I'd had a PSN account, they'd have to a hell of alot more than that to get me back.

Nupraptor:

WaaghPowa:

what people still need to remember is that people were jerks enough to breach it in the first place.

Sony removed the "Other OS" option with no choice of leaving it in for those who wanted it. They drew 1st blood against people they should have know not to mess with.

yeah no choice other than not updating
like literally 100's of machines have done, and are still happily sitting there running linux.

So the people this actually effects is nobody really. If you wanted a linux device you could have one, if you wanted a gaming device you could have one, nobody NEEDS both. Specifically nobody who can't afford two machines can't afford both.

It's a non-issue.
It effects nobody at all, (we are talking like 1-3% of users here) and everyone liked to jump aboard the hate train because its fun to hate regardless of it was remotely used or even if it could still be used.

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think for yourself for god sake.

I'm really starting to enjoy this show. Best episode yet, Jim! Keep it up!

I'm pleasantly surprised this episode was soooooooooooo much better. I actually found myself chuckling, his delivery was good, the video quality was better and the material was timely and not offensive. I'm willing to give the show another chance at this point.

mjc0961:

Drakos.Amatras:
Wouldn't something practical and universal like "custom online avatars allowed for everybody" be at least sensible?

I fail to see how avatars would be practical. Either you mean the little PNG icon next to everyone's name on your friends list, in which case it's just a little PNG icon that doesn't do anything so it's not important in the first place. In fact, I think that'd be a slap in the face really. "We're sorry about all the downtime, so here's the ability to upload a small image file that nobody is going to look at for more than a few seconds. Enjoy."

Yes, it's the PSN avatar I'm talking about. That was only a random example, though it would be pretty neat to have it on PSN. Of course, it doesn't have to be the only compensation; in fact, it really shouldn't be. There are higher priorities, like some basic built-in security program with the next firmware (ignoring the cost issue for a moment for the sake of example).

mjc0961:
Or you mean giving PS3 users a version of Nintendo's Miis and Microsoft's Avatars, in which case they already don't do anything important on the Wii and 360, so how would they be practical on PS3?

Hey, you know what? That's a good idea too!

Overall, I know the avatars are not that high on the list of practical changes to PSN. But seeing as how PSN is, in a sense, a console-based online game community forum, this will certainly add to its appeal. Especially if Sony plans to keep it running for a long time. (Plus, trying to make different avatars would be a small fun in itself.)

P.S: What I was saying earlier was that Jim's videos stated only one possible good change out of three he presented; a system change should be prioritized at this point, I'm saying.

Good points:
- More topical
- Opening self-referential joke
- Fine-tuned opening titles
- A promising ghost of an argument for the 3rd way.

Bad points:
- The description seems oddly seasonal
- The first 2 ways Sony can make it up to us are strangely random...intentionally?
- The swearing is still pretty unnecessary, save it up for something that really annoys you. Using it all the time means it loses effect.

I'll stick around to see what you have to say next week.

bahumat42:

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Those are geese.

I hate the firmware updates too, but I think this is the one time I actually want one. For one thing, seeing that little green bar would mean PSN is back. Two, if a company decides to rebuild the entirety of their online service yet doesn't release a firmware update for it, then I have to think they're doing something really, really wrong.

Yeah those firmware update can go f*** themselves.

Replace Tomba with Earthbound (I don't care if it was Nintedo, I just wanna play the damn game without an emulater! ANy consle will do!) and all is forgiven by me.

Princess Megatron:
I don't know how the self-aggrandizing isn't thoroughly obviously false. I mean, I simply can't understand how *anyone* is taking that seriously. It's so blatant and out there.

Who's taking it seriously? Just because an act is not subtle doesn't make it good satire.

We (royal) know he's putting on this self-congratulatory mannerism. It's just not entertaining. It doesn't add anything to whatever he's trying to say. And he isn't really saying anything. At the end of the day, it's a chubby dude acting pompous in front a camera without saying or doing anything of substance.

I'm left wondering why this video series is here.

WaaghPowa:
As it's true that Sony are going to have a hard time to rebuild their image, what people still need to remember is that people were jerks enough to breach it in the first place. So it's not entirely their fault. Also wasn't Xbox Live breached in 2007? Seems like they made it out ok.

OT: I'm surprised anyone still remembers MediEvil

While both true, it doesn't matter when you consider the fact that this recieved international mass media attention by non-gaming news outlets.

"i'm a fucking genius!"
allright i pretty much love this show now XD

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