Vidjagame Apocalypse 35 – One and Done

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This week, we decided to take a look at some of our favorite, sadly misguided one-off consoles, created mainly by companies who’d dipped their toes into video games once or twice and suddenly thought they could be the next Nintendo. Then there’s a whole bunch of talk about SteamOS (or possibly a Greek guy named Steamos), a general loss of cohesion, and a look at your most memorable experiences standing in launch lines.

Question of the Week

Once you’re past the introductory stuff and set free, what’s the first thing you’re going to do (or have already done) in Grand Theft Auto Online?

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20 thoughts on “Vidjagame Apocalypse 35 – One and Done

  1. When the servers finally let me online, a friend and i are going to hold up some petrol stations, only the ones run by Indians though because we are ignorant racists. Also i think the only Indian people Rockstar put in the game are petrol station NPCs. lel.

  2. ive never done any cooperative multiplayer, I own a PS3 instead of a 360 because all I’m really interested in is the single player campaign in practically everything i play. but since Rockstar has gone out of their way to make such a big to-do out of GTA Online, I’ve joined a small crew of internet jerks and plan to really dig into some well organized heists. how am I going to accomplish that without any multiplayer experience or even a headset mic? we’ll see…?

  3. When I can connect, the same thing I did in GTA IV, either organize mass cross country car chases or attempt to see how much of the world we can test in obscure ways, Myth Busters style.

  4. I’m going to grind specialty kills to complete challenges and then finally defeat Zinyak once and for all…wait. I’m confused.

  5. I’m going to grind the specialty kills to complete challenges and then finally defeat Zinyak. Oh wait. I think I’m confused.

  6. The PS3 is 128 bit. Bit’s actually don’t correlate to power! Every system since PS2/GameCube/Xbox has been 128 bit.

  7. QOTW: My friends and I are going to go to the edge of the city, all of us bringing the same type of car, shoot out each others front tires, then race across the city. The first one to make it to the end alive wins

  8. If we’re talking about the processor, the PS4 is a 64-bit machine. If we’re talking about the bit-path to memory, the PS4 is a 256-bit machine. The same applies to the XBox One in terms of processors but the bit-path to memory is 128-bit to the ESRAM cache (I think) which in turn has 128-bit path to the full system RAM.

    So… I think the answer you’re looking for is 64-bit.

  9. As soon as I finished the tutorial, I found out one of my friends couldn’t play, so I just drove around. Later I ended up attempting a few missions (didn’t go great), and I think I bumped into Chris Antista (or at least another Lasertime Crew member) and watched him do the intro stuff while wrecking up my car.

    I got a chance to do a few missions with other assorted Laser Time crew, and kind of hope to run into more of you guys as I attempt to not constantly lose all my money.

  10. QOTW: Had a wicked ratrace with a few buddys starting from the airport we had to steal a car and then meet at the very top of the Mt Chilliad! With the cops chasing most of the way it basically turned into the end of blues brothers all over again! Great times : ) Thanks Rockstar for reintroducing me into online multiplayer, after being totally burned out on “brown shoot cultures different to you warfare 9000”

  11. Also, there might be some overlap with this week’s top 5, but have you guys considered making a “Top 5 worst videogame commercials?” Because I think there is certainly some very fantastic stinkers 😛

  12. Some how I got in on Tuesday and after spending 3 hours trying to get the tutorial to load, first thing I did was steal a semi truck and drive backwards on the freeway running into any other player I could.

  13. The first thing I did once I could stop restarting my xbox and make it through the tutorial was aimlessly drive around the city with my friend and then play 2 on 1 team deathmatch with him and his friend. After we got tired of losing for about 5 games in a row we all were able start a dogfight match where we had 5 people in fighter jets battling for the highest amount of kills. When we stopped battling in jets and I finally decided to get off it was about one in the morning.

  14. Just pointing this out, the awful bloatware that comes with computers from “big box stores” actually makes them cheaper. Companies pay to be on those computers for several reasons, not the least of which are what amounts to ad space on people’s computers, and that , statistically, those are largely subscription based things, and some, albeit few, people will renew those subscriptions instead of looking for a competing product.

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