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EvilHomer - 2014-04-11

Ugh. If he was a real nerd, when she asked "who are 'they'?", he would have said "Microsoft", not "Xbox".

Also, who calls the original Playstation a "PSOne" in casual conversation? Maybe little kids, who only know the PSOne by it's current retconned Sony designation, but anyone of Sheldon's age would call it "Playstation", "original Playstation", or "Playstation One".

oddeye - 2014-04-11

what about psx? Everyone forgets psx.

EvilHomer - 2014-04-11

I call it the PSX myself, but that name was later given to a Japanese-only PS2 variant, so I can understand why an alleged uber-nerd like Sheldon would decide to forgo old school terminology in this case.

infinite zest - 2014-04-11

I refuse to watch this, but I'm guessing it ends in some sort of Friends-esque scenario where he gets stuck in the mall overnight because he can't make a decision. Turns out they're closing the mall for a week for filming of the new Night of the Living Dead movie so he's stuck there all week. Hallucinating, the spirit of Bill Gates and Ken Kuturagi try to convince him to make the right decision, but Wil Wheaton drops by who happened to be there too, auditioning for one of the roles as "nerd zombie #4.." god I fucking hate this show.

I always say Playstation, or PSX. But younger generations would know it better as PSOne. Seems like someone at Microsoft would've noticed that. 360 is bigger than 3, and 720 would be the next logical step, appealing to extreme sports fans as much as fans of Halo. The "One," especially in the mind of a younger generation, would imply a step backwards, no matter what the graphics look like. It's like if Nintendo tried to compete with the 32X by making that FX chip and calling it Nintendo 16 (still 16 bits, just BETTER than before). Us kids are fascinated by numbers.

misterbuns - 2014-04-11

For zest.

No comment on the sub other than it is simply the worst.

FABIO - 2014-04-11

Can I join in on this?

Still going with "all girls hate videogames" stereotype. Okay sure, girls wouldn't get into hardware spec pissing contest, but what girl under 35 wouldn't know about or have an opinion on the next Xbox or Playstation, especially a super nerdy one like Sheldon's girlfriend?

This show is for people over 50 still stuck in 80s nerd jokes.

infinite zest - 2014-04-11

arg.. you're forcing me to almost watch this.. assuming my above synopsis isn't correct, he tries to get his girlfriend, who only wants to fuck him, to make the right decision for him, and she's all like "duhhh I'm a girl whichever one has Pac Man on it" so THEN they get stuck in the mall, and have a night of hot trapped-in-the-mall-sex where she says something referring to his penis as a Joystick.

They're interrupted by a mall security guard and have to use the display boxes to cover themselves, hers an Xbox One and his a PS4. A joke is made because he's using a wii to cover his penis, but nothing is said for a Box covering a box, because this is CBS. Luckily for both of them, Mr. Security guard person has his headphones on and doesn't see a thing, and luckily drops his keys on the way out. He ponders why there's clothes all over the floor, but doesn't think twice before taking the clothes with him that the people who were wearing them could still be inside.

Following the close encounter with the security guard, Ross or whatever is still wearing his next gen system and Diane or whatever is still wearing hers', and they come to the decision that all they need is each other, that living life together is more fun than any game. Good thing Three Doors Down is right outside and gives them a lift in their tourbus.

infinite zest - 2014-04-11

I'm making these assumptions based on the preload image alone, which features at least 3 Marios and two Donkey Kongs in the background. I've seen exactly 25% of one episode of this fucking show and that was at my then-in-laws' house. Luckily they're heavy drinkers so the other 75% I drank away. Wil Wheaton was definitely in it though.

oddeye - 2014-04-11

This whole pile of blood laced monkey shit is basically poor visual gags and poorly paced mundane conversations sprinkled with "nerdy" buzzwords and a liberally used laugh track. You guys already know this so I am fucking a dead horse on this one.

Anyway, whats the situation on ati vs nvidia these days? Every nvidia card I've ever had has overheated, often taking the motherboard out with it and often within 6-12 months. Most likely it was due to the inbuilt overclocking utilities and dusty stock case fans. Never had that problem with ati but it's always seemed like I got less bang for my buck. Haven't bough a new gfx card in 3 years but I am somehow able to play skyrim on decent settings. I'm led to believe double cards are the done thing now but would I still able to enjoy games for another 3 years on reasonable settings with only one card? (I am on a budget)

Insert 8 seconds of laugh track after every full stop.

EvilHomer - 2014-04-11

I'm wondering this too. I'm in the market for a new desktop, and my budget is rather high at the moment (up to 00 for the whole rig, before peripherals), owing to some good deals I got on my piano. I've been out of the video card loop for awhile, so hell if I know which ones are worth the money and which ones aren't.

I really wish new video cards would be marketed with some objectively measurable designators, like you find when you're shopping for CPUs, harddrives, or RAM. A 2.8Ghz Duo Core and a 2.4Ghz Quad Core, I can understand what those things mean, and make a basic comparison between the two products at a glance. But an ATI Buttmunch G5000 and an NVidia XCLOP9999-W mean nothing to me, not without pouring through mounds of reviews, paid reviews, and forum posts by overclocker-lifestylists with rich parents. So any recommendations on good, one or two tiers down from cutting edge video cards would be appreciated!

oddeye - 2014-04-11

I'm with you there. Although in my time you could kinda gauge this stuff by the numbers on the end, like 6500 probably being worse than 7500, they throw so much stupid buzz-jargon shit about "features" they spent 10mins coding in there. Shit like "includes Clear-Crystal v3.17b" that 1 in 20 AAA titles might be paid off to shoe-in. It's purposefully done to entice you into making a piss poor purchase.

You also have to look at the fact that 6500 might be exactly the same thing as 6700 with some pipes disabled or whatever. I have no idea why they do this, other than to rip you off. Sometimes a cheaper card can be turned into an almost exact clone of a card that costs a shit-ton more by using free software and very occasionally a wire replug.

Fuck man, I'm just going to buy a console....but which one do I choose?!?

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2014-04-11

I would definitely go with ATI. They have been biting at Nvidias heels for years and Nvidia has finally stumbled and is on the way out imo. There are ATI cards in both the ps4 and xbone so any game released on those + pc will be better optimised for ATI.
Also ATI have supported and embraced linux for years while Nvidia made a point of *not* making linux drivers. Now with the rise in popularity of linux + gaming on linux (eg. steam OS) Nvidia have belatedly changed their tune and jumped on the bandwagon but its too little too late imo (ie. They havent been supporting the platform long enough for their stuff to run well and bug free with a wide range of other hardware/ kernels/ setups etc.)
In terms of SLI or crossfire (2 cards at the same time) It has never worked that well and still doesnt. Its up to the game programmers to support it and they usually dont bother. You *may* get *some* improvement by adding another card but its definitely not cost effective. If you have that money to spend just buy the biggest most powerful single card you can.
Also in terms of specs basically the higher the number the better.. Like an ATI 7000 series card will be faster than a 6000 one, though whenever you are looking at a card google the card name + "benchmark" there are loads of great benchmark sites for this and you can compare them all, see what fps they will run games on different setting on.
Also back in the day youd want a card with the most memory, 1 gig 2 gigs etc. That doesnt matter so much anymore, now you want the one with the most cores (they have thousands) for doing parallel processing of shaders.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2014-04-11

Also Oddeye I hope your joking about a console. Nowadays they *really* genuinely are just crappy, extremely overpriced pcs with a horribly restrictive OS which you cant replace or modify and which locks you into a particular evil companies marketplace

oddeye - 2014-04-11

yeah I was referring to the "joke" in the submission. Thanks for the card right up btw, very informative. Good Job.

BillLumbergh - 2014-04-11

product placement so thinly veiled it's fucking embarrassing

Born in the RSR - 2014-04-11

PS2 and Gamecube/Wiii emulators work. I'll catch up to cconsole titles like I always do, after 2 more generations have come out.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2014-04-11

I expect ps4 and xbone emulators to come out very quickly this gen as they really are just pcs with mid-range X86 AMD cpus and ATI graphics cards

Prickly Pete - 2014-04-11

So he can't decide between a Playstation 4 and Xbox One? Damn it, I will forever remain the only person in the world with a Wii U... We'll see who's laughing when the new Smash Bros comes out, Sheldon!

EvilHomer - 2014-04-11

What's a Wii U?

EvilHomer - 2014-04-11

Oh! Oh, shit. Nintendo does have a console this generation. When did that come out?

oddeye - 2014-04-11

Quit a while before the PS4 and Xbox One

EvilHomer - 2014-04-11

Huh. I thought they came out with some kind of mobile device around that time? I don't know. I've heard the name "Wii U" before, but I guess I assumed it was just a Wii peripheral.

Is the console any good?

oddeye - 2014-04-11

Came out late 2012. It's another underpowered and outdated offering from Nintendo that will rely on coasting along nostalgia road. It has some genuinely great features on the gamepad along side a shit-ton of quirky crap. Most of these features will be ignored in the average game. The library I can't speak on other than the previously mentioned nostalgia pandering which everyone has come to expect from Nintendo.
There are probably some good games on it. If you have frequent access to more than 1 other consenting adult then you would probably like that Smashing Bros game. Read it was good, never tried it myself.

Caminante Nocturno - 2014-04-11

Intelligent people don't care about sitcoms anymore.

FABIO - 2014-04-11

Comedy is one of the worst aging genres out there (right behind horror). This show is for older people who keep handing out the "funniest comedy of all time" award to Some Like It Hot.

Riskbreaker - 2014-04-11

This show is for people who miss Friends, that's it. Same stupid humor, just with some "nerdy" references.

Jet Bin Fever - 2014-04-11

more like SHITCOMS, right?

Nominal - 2014-04-11

Basically there are two kinds of people when it comes to humor: ones who see it as a way challenge norms and make people uncomfortable, and those who only want it used as a means to reinforce familiarity and safely deflate uncomfortable tension.

Guess which one shitty sitcoms fall into?

oddeye - 2014-04-12

you dick jet bin. I was going to post that....

The Mothership - 2015-05-12

So are sitcoms just half hour commercials nowadays?

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