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The One About Customer Expectations and Sony

When I put my money down on my PlayStation 4, I heard from everyone under the sun how I made the wrong choice because “everyone knows PlayStation controllers suck.” This really caught me off-guard because I never really had an issue with the PS3 controllers, let alone any problems with the console until the end.

Well, I guess yesterday was the day to discover these people may have been right. It seems the left analog control on my PlayStation DualShock controller (hereby known as the DS4) had determined the moving right was not in the cards for me and that I would rather head 90 degrees in the backward direction. And as clicking down said control was generally accepted as the means to engage the run mechanism, I was going to have to be satisfied with walking wherever my characters wanted to go.

Consider me frustrated. Continue reading

The Destiny Codes Came from the Moon

It was the Wizard the came from the Moon? My bad.

Destiny Code Redemption

Anywho, my point is the team at Bungie has been papering redemption codes all over the place this past year in an effort to market Destiny – even a few over the past few days for a total of 26 29 (as of September 12) – so the last thing I’d want is for any of you to miss out.

What makes this even better, is the script you’ll find below when used with the Google Chrome Console pretty much automates the usually slow redemption process! How good is that?

Just open the Bungie Code Redemption Page, enable the console (Crtl-Shift-J or Cmd-Option-J) in Chrome, and paste the following:

var codes=["YKA-RJG-MH9", "3DA-P4X-F6A", "MVD-4N3-NKH", "TCN-HCD-TGY", "HDX-ALM-V4K", "473-MXR-3X9",
"JMR-LFN-4A3", "HC3-H44-DKC", "69P-KRM-JJA", "69P-VCH-337", "69R-CKD-X7L", "69R-DDD-FCP",
"69R-F99-AXG", "69R-VL7-J6A", "69X-DJN-74V", "6A7-7NP-3X7", "6A9-DTG-YGN", "7F9-767-F74",
"FJ9-LAM-67F", "JD7-4CM-HJG", "JDT-NLC-JKM", "JNX-DMH-XLA", "7CP-94V-LFP", "7MM-VPD-MHP",
"RXC-9XJ-4MH", "X4C-FGX-MX3", "A7L-FYC-44X", "X9F-GMA-H6D", "N3L-XN6-PXF"];

var codeField = document.getElementById("text_code");

var i = 0;

var delay = 2500;

function enterCodeLoop () {
setTimeout(function () {
codeField.value = codes[i];
$(".btn_submitCode")[0].click();
i++;
if (i < codes.length) {
enterCodeLoop();
}
}, delay)
}

enterCodeLoop();

I can’t take any credit for the script as I stumbled across it on Reddit, but if any of you can source me the author, I’ll do what’s right.

And if you notice a code that I’ve missed, let me know and I’ll update the script!

Now go punch some Shanks! And maybe a Wizard or two.

One Week to Destiny

Pre-ordered your copy of Destiny yet? You only have a week to go!

Maturity Measured by Shoe Size

Many routine deaths, one epic kill.

A line that can describe my playing style when it comes to first person shooters. And much like anything online, maturity is often measured by shoe size and making my motto – and more importantly me – an easy target for derision.

I often go it alone to protect my sanity, even though I’d rather be a social gamer. Maybe I can teach the cat to play?

A Lone Guardian of Mars - Destiny the Game

A Lone Guardian – via Bungie.net

So where am I going with all this you ask?

Having given both the Destiny Alpha and Beta a spin, some of you probably heard me wax poetically about how polished the game and game play happened to be. Whether it was the stunning visuals, the deft controls and interaction with the UI, or how the game itself was structured (it’s a sandbox waiting to be explored), I was hooked from day one and have eagerly awaited launch in a weeks time. Heck, I probably should’ve booked some vacation time or something.

But the real draw for me is how the social interaction and reliance on team based play is woven so intricately into the title. Or this little tidbit on raiding:

Because we store your progress in a given week, you don’t need to clear the activity in one-go. Your group could simply make your way into the Vault and call it an evening, reconvene later in the week and pick up where you left off.
Luke Smith

Raids are intended to take forever and you’ll need a solid group so you can chip away over the week. Shut the front door!

Guardian Fireteam from Destiny the Game

Fireteam is Go! – via Bungie.net

Enter from stage right – Dads of Destiny.

As I mentioned just a moment ago, maturity measured by shoe size doesn’t motivate me. So to find a group of like-minded and likely more mature fraggers is right up my alley. While you might be scratching your head on why I’d join a clan that caters towards fathers, it’s that assumption where you’re wrong.

The clan is actually one that is about linking fathers, grandfathers, uncle looking to balance game play and families. In the short month or so I’ve been part of this group, I’ve already begun to build friendships and don’t see this trend stopping. And unlike any online clan I’ve been part of, I’ve never been so keen to stay connected.

In a word, it’s home.

So here I sit, eager to Become Legend as a Guardian of the Last City on Earth. Eager to fight next to my new brothers. And it will be glorious!

When was the last time you were ever this excited?

Serenity in Destiny

If only this were true! (via Bearskopff)

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