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Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:02 am
by Pocket
Yeah, IBM PCs were INSANELY expensive for a while, like I think the original was $3000 or something not even counting the price of the monitor? It's amazing they didn't price themselves out of the market when you could get Commodores for less than a third of that.

It's also funny looking at how long obsolete hardware stayed on the market. We tend to think of past years in terms of what just came out, but as a recent LGR video pointed out, they were still making brand new XT-class computers in 1989, and those cost $900, also without the monitor included. And of course the Commodore 64 continued to sell well into the '90s and even had new games developed for it.

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:28 am
by The Ghost of Ember
Bigdog wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:34 pm
ironically a mid-80s (or hell, mid-90s) desktops was a signal of much greater wealth expenditure than a top-of-the-line phone today
fair

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:26 am
by DaikatunaRevengeance
it's not surprising some companies that tried to get on the market just flat out failed because they offered only the most basic software

if you spend so much on a computer, you want to be able to do more than a writing program and programming in basic

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:33 am
by RIP Syndrome
Gloomy Rube wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:15 pm
It still amazes me how they thought windows 8 would take off :-I
It still amazes me how Microsoft was a 100% sure Xbox would become the next home entertainment brand to the point they bet their whole console business on it and made apps called Xbox Video and Xbox Music that nobody ever used

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:35 am
by DaikatunaRevengeance
great business decisions all round

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:49 pm
by Gloomy Rube
RIP Syndrome wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:33 am
It still amazes me how Microsoft was a 100% sure Xbox would become the next home entertainment brand to the point they bet their whole console business on it and made apps called Xbox Video and Xbox Music that nobody ever used
I'd managed to forget about this but yeah, they tried to capture the video game market too on PC with their half-baked 'xbox' app that you could only get like 5 games on for PC. :-I

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:12 pm
by RIP Syndrome
I still have something called the Xbox Console Companion in my start menu


I don't even own an Xbox

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:13 pm
by RIP Syndrome
oh this is the old Xbox app huh

I realize this now that I noticed it has a friends activity feed

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:14 pm
by RIP Syndrome
Image

this recently played seems just about right. sad, but just about right.

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:27 pm
by DaikatunaRevengeance
shameful

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:27 pm
by DaikatunaRevengeance
playing solitare

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:34 pm
by RIP Syndrome
solitaire is literally the best game ever made, do not even start this is not open for debate

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:53 pm
by RIP Syndrome
afhgghhfgh this goddamn game is bustin' my balls once again


one day. one day.

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:19 pm
by Gloomy Rube
yeah solitaire is really hard

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:23 pm
by The Ghost of Ember
i'm waiting for the multiplayer patch before i try solitaire

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:30 pm
by DaikatunaRevengeance
solitare players play alone :jingo:

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:31 pm
by The Ghost of Ember
at the very least give me lootboxes

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:56 pm
by RIP Syndrome
I demand microtransactions (for card skins), booster packs (for boosted XP gain) and an in-game currency that lets me skip the grind of solving Grandmaster decks


I also just realized that with the ranking system, XP and card skins already in the game these could all be very easily implemented. they already show you video ads between games that you can pay to get rid of. this universe is cursed

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:06 pm
by The Ghost of Ember
you could add a cute avatar in the corner you can dress up and customize for added revenue opportunities

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:23 pm
by Princess Flufflebutt
Solitaire Royale

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:50 pm
by Davyinatoga
You and 99 other players all working together to clear everybody's boards.

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:53 pm
by Mechanical Ape
I paid $0.99 apiece for limited-edition hats for all my face cards! :party:

Now to show off my sweet gear to the other players



the other players



of solitaire



:fluttersmith:

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:16 am
by RIP Syndrome
They literally sell you microtransactions for cosmetics for the Xbox Avatars


you know, those things that nobody remembers ever even existed, that got like a total revamp last year or something

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:17 am
by RIP Syndrome
who's going to look at other people's avatars and go hmm yes, what a tasty hat that is, I better also spend 99 cents to get one

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:55 pm
by DaikatunaRevengeance
it's all about manipulating people

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:58 pm
by Gloomy Rube
RIP Syndrome wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:16 am
They literally sell you microtransactions for cosmetics for the Xbox Avatars


you know, those things that nobody remembers ever even existed, that got like a total revamp last year or something
I have seen the xbox avatars get used once, and that was in the 'kefling' series of games where your avatar is your main character and you play as a giant helping tiny people make cities and stuff, kinda played like a mobile city builder game but without any microtransactions so it was actually way better than those games. :-I

Edit: Just found out they made a third game in the series for VR which... makes sense as a natural progression, but kinda came outta nowhere since the second game is pretty freakin old by now.

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:04 pm
by DaikatunaRevengeance
that sounds fun

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:21 pm
by Gloomy Rube
It is! They still have at least the second game in the series as one of the five games you can get for PC on the xbox app, so if that interests you give it a go!

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:35 pm
by Octavia
DaikatunaRevengeance wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:55 pm
it's all about manipulating people
Manipulating children, specifically

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:38 pm
by RIP Syndrome
anyway I couldn't recreate my avatar in the New Xbox Avatar Extravaganza On Ice 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos™ due to the aforementioned lack of funny hats so it sucks really

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:40 pm
by Gloomy Rube
RIP Syndrome wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:38 pm
anyway I couldn't recreate my avatar in the New Xbox Avatar Extravaganza On Ice 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos™ due to the aforementioned lack of funny hats so it sucks really
hecked up

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:45 pm
by DaikatunaRevengeance
Gloomy Rube wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:40 pm
hecked up

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:04 pm
by RIP Syndrome
Gloomy Rube wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:40 pm
hecked up

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:13 pm
by RIP Syndrome
I was thinking of hitting the gym tomorrow morning


I will update you on any further developments, including and esp. if I end up being an unbeliever and waking up at 7am, deciding it's too early and sleeping until I have to get to class at 10.15am

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:16 pm
by DaikatunaRevengeance
get buff

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:18 pm
by RIP Syndrome
but I'm lazy!!!!

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:18 pm
by RIP Syndrome
I just have to remember that a believing heart is your magic

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:48 pm
by RIP Syndrome
or, my magic, as the case may be

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:04 pm
by DaikatunaRevengeance
get magic buff

Re: ITT Post Your Random Thoughts

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:52 am
by RIP Syndrome
RIP Syndrome wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:13 pm
I was thinking of hitting the gym tomorrow morning


I will update you on any further developments, including and esp. if I end up being an unbeliever and waking up at 7am, deciding it's too early and sleeping until I have to get to class at 10.15am
UPDATE: I woke up at 7 am and decided to not get up at 7 am