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#12482931 CAGcast #395: Ship x Bat

Posted by staticz on 09 February 2015 - 06:13 PM

In regards to PS4 wifi -


2.4GHz wifi only has 3 non-overlapping channels. Meaning for every 2.4GHz wifi signal you see in your building, there is a 1 in 3 chance that they are on the same channel as you. The more crowded a channel, the more contention and therefore poor performance. Additionally 2.4GHz is very touchy with interference. If there is a microwave running near your router you connection will go to shit. Baby Monitors, cordless phones, etc will all play a factor


5GHz wifi has 23 non-overlapping channels. So there is a 1 in 23 chance your wireless network is on the same channel as someone else's. It also avoids most of the interference issues apparent with 2.4GHz. 


Unfortunately the PS4 doesn't support 5GHz wifi. It probably doesn't have anything to do with the PS4 (except that they left out a 5Ghz radio...why?!), instead it is most likely an inherent 2.4GHz wifi problem. If it is an issue with the PS4's adapter, they should be able to patch things up with a driver update. I'd bet the next PS4 hardware rev features a 5GHz card.


Also, thanks for the LED link, going to pick those up!

#12473118 Codename S.T.E.A.M. - Coming March 13th

Posted by staticz on 05 February 2015 - 04:24 AM

The enemy turn takes way too long. I wonder if the speed will increase on the New 3DS?

I agree with this, other than that it seems fun and I'll probably pick it up on release. Ive never played Xcom or Valkyria Chronicles, so this might be a good intro to the genre.

#12298214 Xbox One - General Discussion Thread

Posted by staticz on 04 December 2014 - 05:54 AM

Turn 10 goes down to the amazingly accurate detail in their real life tracks - they have created some magical virtual tracks too - and cars. The many iterations of Forza Motorsport has helped make a racer for anyone. You can have all assists off, all or some assists on, auto-upgrade your car or go through every part of your car down to the flywheel. Forza Horizons 2 gets a lot of praise because it's the newest entry in the Forza line up but FM5 should hardly be dismissed as one of the best on the Xbox One. Both games take advantage of Microsoft's Azure servers with real time data shaping the AI and the game's currency system of FM5 (which was all out of wack at launch). Just my 2 cents.

I just finished up the second half of FH2 and I think it just has more legs than FM5 does, especially for someone who doesn't play a ton of racing games. There are many more 'video game' elements (barn finds, bucket list, collectibles) that make it more fun for most. 


Personally I had a blast with FM5 but didn't get too far into the game. I really need to load it back up. FH2 was awesome but I felt like the second half of the game was a little weak. I wanted more races against planes, trains, etc!


edit: Anyone pickup one of these guys yet - http://www.amazon.co...bs_6469287011_4 ? $400 is a bit of cash to throw down, but we're early in this gen so I could see it getting plenty of use.

#12292765 Xbox One - General Discussion Thread

Posted by staticz on 02 December 2014 - 02:18 PM

Not to be outdone, I also bought the season pass for Titanfall. We should get a group going sometime. 

#12281101 Amazon's Holiday Deals Calendar: Cyber Monday Deals Week

Posted by staticz on 28 November 2014 - 05:15 PM

New Super Mario Bros 2 for $15 - http://www.amazon.co...er mario bros 2

#12259835 Xbox One - General Discussion Thread

Posted by staticz on 22 November 2014 - 12:59 PM

Got a message from XBL this morning saying (paraphrasing) - thanks for being an early adopter, you'll be getting a code for LIMBO when it releases.

#12250581 Xbox One - General Discussion Thread

Posted by staticz on 18 November 2014 - 11:17 PM

I do not remember Halo CE having such an 90's softcore porn soundtrack...wow this is bad.

#12224470 Xbox One - General Discussion Thread

Posted by staticz on 09 November 2014 - 07:29 PM

This thread is super active and it's looking really likely for me that I'm gonna trade-in my xbox360 (hoping for a gnarly GS trade-up promo on BF so I can use some stored up credit) but I have some questions I'm having trouble finding answers to and it looks like you guys and gals can help. Apologies in advance if this isn't the place for these questions and I'll delete the post if I'm fucking up everyones groove in this thread.

1) When logging into Xbone for the first time, am I just using the email and password that I use to long into Xbox.com?
2) Should I bother with wiping my xbox360 in some way before trading it? If so, what's the best method?
3) Do you guys/gals have a good solution for the batteries in the Xbone controller? Play and Charge kit worth it? Rechargeable batteries?
4) How's your space issues with the hard drive? Is 500gb gonna cut it for very long? Is the external HD support solid enough?
5) And finally, is there anything you wish you knew going into purchasing an Xbone or wish you knew right off the bat that you could share?

1) yes, same account
2) I removed my Live account when I sold it to a friend.
3) The batteries seem to last forever. I have a set of rechargeables that work really well for me
4) I have a launch console and 500GB is pretty tight already. Plan on getting an external drive at some point. Honestly it sucks that we can't replace the internal drive.
5) plan on getting an external drive, stay out of the flame wars, have fun with your new console!

#12205058 Xbox One - General Discussion Thread

Posted by staticz on 02 November 2014 - 11:02 PM

At first I was ok with paying for launch day rights. I enjoyed DR3, Forza 5 and a handful of other games. However, I'm starting to get a bit salty myself. The deal where guys are able to get a X1 and 5 AAA games for less than what I paid at launch stings quite a bit.

It was my decision to buy at launch so I don't expect anything from MS, but there is no way in hell I'll ever buy a launch console again.

#12195656 Madden 15 Xbox One League - 3 Seasons Completed! Moving On To Madden 16!

Posted by staticz on 30 October 2014 - 02:01 AM


We're live!


Htz edit:

It should work now.  :)

#12091009 Madden 15 Xbox One League - 3 Seasons Completed! Moving On To Madden 16!

Posted by staticz on 13 September 2014 - 04:12 PM

Lions win 14-10 over the Giants and open up the season 1-0.



#12049528 Xbox One - General Discussion Thread

Posted by staticz on 29 August 2014 - 06:43 PM

Does it sound just as good on the Xbox one as it does on the PS4? Surround sound?

Stereo only and requires the headset adapter. From what I can find the options for X1 and Surround Sound are -


  • Turtle Beach X42, XP-Seven, XP510, XP400, PX4
  • Astro A40 and A50
  • Tritton PRO+, 720+
  • Skullcandy PLYR 1
  • SteelSeries H

But according to the guide on Reddit all of those still require the stereo headset adapter if you want to use them for chat. Turtle Beach offers up a connection guide for all of their compatible headsets as well - http://www.turtlebea...e-compatibility


Basically after all this research I just want to punch MS in the throat. Why wasn't there any forethought put into headsets?

#12048463 Xbox One - General Discussion Thread

Posted by staticz on 29 August 2014 - 01:58 PM

I've only used the one that comes with the Xbox One because without surround sound, it's just not worth it for me.  The only headsets that I know of that provide surround sound for the Xbox One currently are the Astro A50s, but I may be wrong.

The A50's and a couple of the older TB headsets will as well. I play on a monitor with some really shitty speakers so while I would prefer surround sound I might grab a stereo set just to get by. $300 for a headset will get some rough looks from the wife :P


I previously owned the Turtle Beach XO Four's but ended up selling them down the road. Even if you don't own multiple consoles I'd recommend the PS4 Gold headset and the Xbox One headset adapter. They're definitely one of the most comfortable headsets I've used and the sound quality is great.


They also go on and off at TigerDirect for like $40 after rebate but those restocks are rare.

I will have to check these out. I read a couple of reviews and it seems like they do well on all platforms. I don't have a PS4, but I do some PC gaming so these might be perfect (looks like they would actually be wireless on PC as well).


Thanks. If I can't convince myself to get the A50's (dat price tag) these might be my best 'budget' bet.

#11605086 Stand by for Titanfall!

Posted by staticz on 12 March 2014 - 09:25 PM

Couldn't resist the hype, bought online from work and am hoping it started to download at home.

I'm positive I'll suck, but damn this game looks fun.

#11473400 Madden 25 Official CAG League - 3 Seasons Completed. Shutdown for 2013-2014.

Posted by staticz on 26 January 2014 - 01:51 AM




A couple of them clipped weird and the quality isn't as good since I streamed the matchup as well.