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Gregg Lowden
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Lives in London, ON, Canada
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Fun Google Doodle Eh!
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My favourite post and You Tube channel to follow. Enjoyable and satisfies the inner geek. Always like the "Spoiler Alert" warnings. Being Canadian, it's a non issue because skipping to the end is instinctive. Knowing the ending, having insight determines the importance of watching or reading something through.
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Had to ditch the +PlayStation Community. Most banal and idiotic fanbase to be found - penile deficiencies abound. Users incapable of doing anything beyond justifying their fandom - like a tween with a Bieber crush having no concept of music or artistry.

There is NO useful information posted which can't be found via Sony's endless marketing campaigns, biased media controlled by Sony and it's game distributors. Technical issues all answered through regional support sites which are perhaps best within in Sony's tattered world of products. Seems the idiots can't find that or status to see why their precious devices isn't working. Since E3 a hidden love for XBox One manifest at every turn of the PS4 fanboy ignorance...

Enjoy both premier consoles - PS4 simple and fun. XBox One with pending Windows 10 simply getting better and better. The PS4 remains unchanged or simply copies Microsoft features (Suspend, backup game save/cloud to external media) while it still lags the PS3 a year after release; DLNA for playback of video/movie content, ability to play music discs and true external storage.

PS4 offers endless daily grind with +Destiny the Game (Free with console, $10 off Expansion pass with purchase of Console). Have pre-ordered new Star Wars Battlefront - solely for graphic tweaks along with DLC which Sony is great at. Also ordered next add-on for Destiny to continue the grindfest. Sadly the PS4 is just that, a game box with no other useful functions beyond subscribing to Sony to do anything more. Not buying into that and will maintain membership (Another copied instance of Microsoft's ways)

+Xbox One Console News maturing and evolving with less banality. Windows 10 due in July and XBox 360 emulation coming after that. Amazed at what Windows 10 integration offers via existing gear and no real money requests from Microsoft to do anything. That said, Halo 5 coming soon. That and Gears of War with a possibility of Forza 6 - all what XBox One does better, FPS and racers all tweaked running at same high frame rates touted by PS4.

Hoping Star Wars Lego is on list of titles for XBox One compatibility. That remains a classic game not yet appearing on "Remastered" listings. Lego seems to be moving into Skylanders territory with Dimensions which seems a big grab for toy/game revenue.

Oh well, less idiocy and annoyance with Social Media at days end.
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Hello, Lucky Dozen! Just earned a free reward with the Starbucks app. Almost a weekly occurrence during work week.
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All day breakfast. Well at least until 3pm. 4 day x 10 hour shifts over and it's the weekend.
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One of the best +Destiny the Game insights in a while. Hate loving this game. Aside from 1-2 "friends" online have found clans nearly useless and building fireteams near impossible due to work/life. If +PlayStation 4 has 20 million users, Destiny is popular than something is broken. With Xbox One friend making is 100 times easier and people more open, gracious plus using microphones. Match-making useless when people don't use microphones or ditch once going get's tough or they feel too-self righteous to remain. Many options remain devoid of match making and require multiple players adding to inability to complete many aspects of PVE/Story mode.

A game should not "force" team play, or crucible as modes of play. If PVE then it needs to present rewards, benefits like those found in Crucible or forced team-play. Hate games forcing modes of play I did not sign up for or implied when purchasing. Every month a new patch or DLC rewrites what needs to be done and how it's done. Fair enough, but please determine what the game is once and for all! Is the game PVE or is it PVP? If both, provide a means like the article presents for balance within modes of play. Bungie can check profiles, see what people are playing and balance rewards accordingly.

Issue: Get a Bounty Card for exotic weapon equals cool. Bored to numbness getting 500 Hive kills only to be told next step was kill 500 in Crucible. DELETE will not be forced into Crucible to earn an exotic weapon and why? Since migrating Destiny play to on PS4 (Sold XBox One version) I avoid Crucible from experience gained. Not willing to be neon target for nimble players and take years to get 500 "kills". PVE and story is what I was told only to learn not the case in getting better gear. A week of slogging to gain reputation with advisor for mediocre equipment or try to get teams for play and attain exotic elements to trade with Xur once a week = boring!

Would only have seen Crota in end-story thanks to group of amazing pre-teens with cat-like reflexes, brimming with exotics who met at school and guided an old gamer to multiple deaths and enough snipes to get rewards at end. Not satisfying way when stories can be played to fruition on previous franchise HALO without a possy.

I hope +Destiny the Game can return to Halo glory with a deepened story for Destiny. It deserves one that can satiate someone who has greater attention span than a goldfish and wants content. One deepend beyond thimble-full comments spewn by uninspired actors or cards viewable online only. Otherwise an improving, good looking, great player control game.
Bungie’s shooter continues to grow and improve, but it’s leaving its solo players behind, and there’s a clear solution.
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Best review and summation of game I hate to love!

Trading my copy on XBox One and playing exclusively on PS4. It came free with the +PlayStation​ console! Being "free" gives me satisfaction in value for the annoyances which remain.

Bonus of PS4 is turning 15 day membership into $10 cash. Spent on the DLC and exclusive PS4 offerings in Playstation store.

Honestly, +Microsoft Corporation​ could learn from Sony by turning all those annoying free membership cards into cash - brilliant move!

With PS4, I still have to learn how to add "friends" and get a headset. Like the wireless Sony unit so might go to Wal-Mart and get 10% discount. Will be a slog getting to level 20 growth spurt with a new character. Already at halfway mark with little effort. Still too many "shards" and no real rewards within +Destiny the Game​ remains annoying and consistent. Applying hours of experience from play on the X-Box One means knowing maps blindfolded, can increase experience, currency, rewards and know where inevitable frustration will manifest. Overall, creates a different vibe on PS4.

Still amazed it's 2015 and players cannot interact with one another between consoles. Hopefully +Microsoft Corporation​ and +Sony PlayStation​ can find a way to play nice. Would save studios like +Bungie​ time creating PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and One playgrounds. There is hope, Spiderman is coming to Avengers!
Destiny can be a cruel, exploitative game. It is deliberately unsurprising in so many ways, yet brilliantly bold in others. It's usually a lot of fun, except when it aggressively isn't. I can't stop playing. Destiny Review.
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Needed some good news. Makes one proud to be Canadian!
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Fingers crossed! Between spare parts, online orders from Amazon, Newegg and a trip to Best Buy all the bits, pieces to forge a Hackintosh are coming together.

Rocking sweet case!
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Talking to an Apple retailer I was convinced building is far more cost effective - building what would be classed a server for 1/3 price of an iMac or iMac mini. It will not be without challenges. My youth birthed a desire for MAC as did years in marketing, design and prepress work - used Windows looked with envy at Apple/MAC users. Desire was out-weighted by reality; need for school, car with the ease of cobbling together Windows capable PC's provided left-over funds.

Smartphones/Android tablets remain subpar for real-world work or corporate interaction without 3rd party software on diminutive screens and very clumsy interaction.

Looking forward to how it will play within a Windows Server Domain. Finally will be able to put those Starbucks iTunes cards to use. Funny thing is after Steve Jobs' epic rants about Flash, Windows and Android I refuse to install anything Apple on my Windows devices. That remains to this day. Have zero trepidation however using their OS and ecosystem on my terms.

Big thanks to http://www.tonymacx86.com/
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Commet me manque les Expos! Montréal mayor had good talk with MLB boss (Possibly a diversion tactic forcing Tampa into building a new Stadium for the Devil Rays opposed to fuelling relocation rumours). Here's hoping a team will return to Canada's best city in the near future!
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Over priced! Underwhelming as usual with Sony. Wonder what will happen as it's the first full scale Sony release in North America? Hate loving their products.
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I'm thinking of getting the Z Ultra.
Yes, last year's tech, but the price is about $300 US on eBay. Also getting the cover for the lens attachment, and that would be my next big purchase.
Only downside is no LED light; only use it to find my way home outdoors at night, during the winter. Never use it for photos. 
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Je suis Canadien!
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Surviving so-called life in London, ON. At least I've been other places and met people to know there's a world out there.
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  • TD Canada Trust
    Service Desk Analyst, 2011 - present
    Enterprise Service Desk
  • TD Canada Trust
    2011
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London, ON, Canada - Brantford, ON, Canada - Caledonia, ON, Canada - London, ON, Canada - Chatham, ON, Canada - Toronto, ON, Canada - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Montréal, QC, Canada
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Twitter fight between Canadian, Russian NATO delegates goes to Round 2
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Ukraine launches offensive to retake rebel stronghold of Donetsk
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James Garner, star of 'Maverick' and 'Rockford Files,' dies at 86
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