MUTU wrote:AvatarX wrote:MUTU wrote:Yes, I do. I have an XboX as well but I don't want to spend approximately 100 Euro a year just to play FIFA online (live account and cost of purchase of game), when I can download it for free and play it online on my PC with BETTER GRAPHICS AND SOUND, and the same exact XboX controller (plus I have other controllers and also a keyboard).
With the 100 euros a year that I save, I upgrade my PC so I am always a step ahead of console gamers. Plus, my PC is faster for other things I use it for, as a result.
Strange, all these coming from a M$ Windows die-hard fan, who under normal circumstances would have to pay a lot more to have official windows, M$ office, photoshop etc. in his PC. Imagine if you had to pay for all those and not "download" them for free...
Your argument is that I should pay more money to MS? Strange coming from someone who wants to use open source OSes in order to avoid paying money to Microsoft, but then pays them 60 euros a year in order to play online (never mind the cost of the hardware)
AvatarX wrote:You can crack your XBOX as well and play for free, but if you want to compare the original prices you have to include the MS Windows license price etc.
AvatarX wrote:And I disagree about the outdated thing. Even today, many days after PS3 has been released, it's CPU is top in calculation the specific calculations needed for graphics - way better that any home intended PC. The Intel based CPUs that exists in most home PCs are more generic and not optimized for doing only that job. Always the optimization in something gives better results.
AvatarX wrote:There is one quote that is quite true for some calculations:
"Essentially, a single PlayStation 3 performs like a cluster of 30 PCs at the price of only one"
quaazi wrote:Just finished the 2016 Champions League final. Against Manchester United. Even the game knew the significance, telling me "The two teams have actually met each other in the Champions League final before in 1999, with Man Utd lifting the trophy on that occasion". It's a 4-2-3-1 v a 4-4-2 narrow diamond, which I always hate playing against (I feel like I am unable to exploit their lack of depth effectively enough), Carlo Ancelotti is their coach. The game starts off nervy on both sides, very high tempo. I manage to get into the game and get a few great chances, but De Gea, whose morale I just got to be Abysmal through press conferences, starts making wondersaves despite "having no confidence". Sure enough, he's up to a 8.0 rating by the 20th minute. Then I get the breakthrough, as Fierro poaches a Schweini pass to make it 1-0. I am in control for the rest of the half until extra time, when surprise surprise Hummels scores an own goal. United's Hulk is clear through on goal, Hummels comes from behind and makes a superb tackle, but like so often happens on FM, the ball just slides past Neuer into the goal.
So the second half starts. I pile on the pressure but De Gea gets more and more wondersaves. Then, at the full hour mark, I finally manage a goal - the 4-jumping/heading Vladimir Weiss connects with a Alex Sandro cross and makes it 2-1 (two ridiculously underrated players in the game, never see anyone else use them). At that point, because my DLP Ganso isn't performing well, I sub him with my wrecking ball Sandro, because I don't have a like for like substitute and I'm not going to play Özil or Götze in the double pivot when a goal up, and adopt a more conservative style of play, eventually bringing Hummels into defensive midfield and replace Müller with my other central defender Muniesa. I am defending resolutely, when in the 92nd minute, OWN GOAL. United's Bale crosses, Lahm gets in the way and the ball bounces into the goal, 2-2. Of course the game awards the goal to Bale because why the **** not, right?
So now I'm stuck with a very defensive formation (a 4-1-4-1) and knowing how the game is going (De Gea having a 9.0 rating at that point), I would probably lose the shootout. And I don't intend to lose to **** United. So I don't have any other choice than to concentrate all my creative players on one flank and play down that. On the 117th minute, I finally get a lucky break - Johnny Evans concedes a penalty from a cross from the left flank and Schweini coolly takes it. 3-2. Game over.
Still, despite everything working out in the end, it still showcased so many irritating things about Football Manager. I created 5 Clear Cut Chances, they created none, 7 half chances to their 4, 20 shots to their 8, yet still I only manage a 3-2 win after 117 minutes. I identify their goalie as the weak spot before the game, yet he still ends up man of the match. I concede 2 own goals, one of them an absolute freak one that would never happen in real life. Oh well. At least I won.
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