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    Not really. Frankly the days of needing to master a game by playing it a lot are long gone. Nowadays all you need to do is just sit at one spot and kill people and "unlock" overpowered perks like calling in airstrikes or shenanigans like that which kills people / buffs you and makes you obscenely powerful with no skills involved. Not to mention the annoying people on XBL and PS online is just... man. I'll stick to my indy / small studio / valve / Bethesda games where it's actually fun to play.
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    Read the books & watched the game playthroughs - cutscenes for every game after halo 2 since they didn't release it on pc anymore. Fairly interesting back story that you don't get from just playing the game. You can just play the games and it'll be fine but if you read the books then you'll recognize a lot of things that are in the games and you'll go "ohhhhhhh" when you see them.
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    The Halo books are part of two trilogies and written by two different authors. Halo Glasslands and Halo Thursday War relates more to Halo 4. Halo Glasslands and Thursday War talks mostly about after the events of halo 3 and deals more with ONI and backside deals and stuff like that... It's part of the Kilo-Five trilogy Halo Cryptum and Primordium are part of the Reclaimer Trilogy. You learn all about the past eras. The Forerunners and their dirty politics, technologies, civil war, human-forerunner war, and meeting the Primordial and learning about the ultimate forerunner betrayal *which is a major hint at the ending of this halo 4/5/6 trilogy*. Halo Primordium follows that of an ancient human who was imprinted with a geas / memories of ancient-defeated humans who was abducted and then dropped onto a halo and forced to fend for thyself from the flood, mendicant bias, and primordial. A part of this ancient human... becomes a major character in halo. Also the revelations in it are daunting.
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    I don't buy these big title games anymore and mainly get good ones from steam sales and indy providers (my latest one is Chivalry Medieval Warfare and it's damn fun!). ' Anyways regarding halo 4... I've been an avid halo follower since Halo CE. In fact I still have the box for the PC version next to my desk. Good times... About Halo 4. Read the Halo books and halo 4 will be even more amazing. Especially Halo Cryptum, Halo Primordium, Halo Glasslands, and Halo: Thursday War. Read those books and the game will be amazing story wise and you will recognize so many things and come to so many realizations that just playing the game doesn't give you. spoiler: akdjalsjdslakdjancientevilaksiskjflsnotakajfdidactkajsd
  5. If i'm not mistaken... ATT and Vz have lobbyists in both republican and democratic circles. Yep just checked it up. http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000000076&year=2012 $223k to Romney and $180k to Obama, $100k to boehner and some other R's / D. I would say the att is hedging bets on both sides rather than one. I would say that the rest of the telecoms are buying into both camps as well. No one wants to be the loser than all ins to one side who loses and thus loses power. I'd probably say that the status quo will remain mainly the same.
  6. Basically if you look at the images of the numerous network vision panels posted around here, it's quite simple. The basic NV panel is 2 1900mhz on opposite sides while the 800mhz is squashed in the middle between the two. The 800mhz is not hooked up yet but everything is already there. All you need to do is go back to the towers and phsyically hook it up and do a few "magical" things and it's up and running. Should be much quicker than completely replacing all the old panels, dig up the T1 lines and get the fiber lines all set up, and replacing the old / outdated / inefficient hardware on sites. It's like 6 old boxes to 1 compact boxes. In short, much easier/faster than the initial deployment.
  7. The plan was to decommission any and all nextel towers with only a select few to remain. But now that SoftBank has put billions into sprint... we really don't know now. Hopes are that nextel towers in areas where there is bad coverage or no coverage will be converted via network vision to be a sprint tower as plans for everything else is being shuffled thanks to the investment. But don't be sad if they just took it all down.
  8. Word beforehand was that all of the towers will be scrapped. Now we have no clue but we're hoping that the investment by SB will allow sprint to use these tower locations in order to increase coverage or service in areas that dearly need em.
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    Sprint still selling WiMax phones?

    The Galaxy S2 isn't going to be End Of Life'd for a loooooooong time. They jut started selling the rest of their stock on their Boost and Virgin prepaid plans. You can see the rest of sprints old 4g wimax lines on their prepaid mvnos as well. But basically, the s2 is still supported and sold by sprint and its subsidiaries. In fact... they're actively working on a JB build for it as we speak... too bad all the leaks are 256 bit aes encrypted.. =\
  11. 1.Yup. There's two different things we're talking about. CDMA 1x-Advanced for Voice on the 800mhz band (better coverage/penetration into buildings & whatnot) and LTE 800mhz for data speeds. 1xA speeds should be consistent but it should be around 100kbps as they don't need much capacity for voice. 2. 800mhz deployment, to my knowledge, will be dependent on area, geography, requirements, etc. They're going to use that low frequency band to cover areas like Vz and ATT. Since 800mhz travels farther and penetrates better than 1900mhz, you don't need it on every tower. If i remember correctly, only about 70-80% of sprint sites are going to have 800mhz up and running with significant overlap etc being the reason that not all sites are going to have it.
  12. More like the suburbs cover more people per tower and would have the greatest effect on customers. When people get home after work, they get leisure time and the first thing they'd probably do is use their phone to play some games or two, check social sites etc while they do what ever. Then you have the kids who have smartphones. Keep the kids happy with their smartphones (downloading apps, streaming music, surfing web etc) = less complaining to parents = less complaints to sprint = sprint -> happy. Then you get the actual city. In my city, these "towers" are on 10+ story buildings out on the edge (or on the side) of the buildings. These are much harder to get to locations than a suburb tower which you can literally park next to and use a crane to do whatever. Can't really do that on these tall buildings easily. Not to mention there's more of them and they will likely only be heavily utilized during the daytime when everyone is at work. Inner city areas usually become quite devoid of people when the business day is over as everyone is going home to the suburbs. So i suppose they're focusing more on the easy spots with the most obvious impact on customers then tackling the inner city areas where there's much harder to reach places. Correct me if I'm wrong but this is just my interpretation. Of course this may not always happen and they'll go to wherever a location is ready so take it with a grain of salt.
  13. Absolutely not. These things are preplanned and scrutinized by dozens if not hundreds of professionals who take into account the local geography, penetration requirements due to buildings etc, local ordnances and rules regarding towers (pita in a lot of areas), etc etc. If they need a tower then they'll get one. Plus sprint has nor tmobile owns no towers. They sold them long ago (tmobile sold em about a month or two ago) and lease it.
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    Sprint adding towers..

    If you're talking about the bandaid fixes then it's a waste , sure, but its part of the contract so better now then never. Any help would be useful for those stuck in a pre nv market.
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  18. So in essence. Do not expect NV in the central valley (upper/lower) until 2013. Bandaid fixes has actually raised data speeds in some areas around here from sub 100kbps to ~400-500 kbps (usable...barely)... Also the acquisition by SoftBank might speed things up but we won't know unless robert tells us so. It is what it is :]
  19. Most likely Absolutely nothing. Soft is investing in sprint.. They're not doing a hostile take over. If employees are going to be laid off then it most likely the under performing ones.
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