Sprint Integration with Google Voice

I finally found out why I had do much trouble integrating Sprint with Google Voice: Blocked Calls on my Sprint account were the simple problem. I deleted the few annoying numbers on Sprints site, waited a bit, then tried to integrate on Google Voice again, Voila! [My Experience: No need to have Sprint remove the Block Service, simply self delete any phone numbers you’ve entered to Block on your Sprint Account.] For some reason Blocked Calls wasn’t in anything I’d read, that I recall, but I found it in a deeper help menu today.

I like Google Voice Integrated, but am not sure about sms and mms now. I liked getting it all anywhere I was before integrating. Plus I was used to using Hangouts for everything since getting a Nexus 5 on Feb. 2, 2014.

I was sms’ing with Sprint or Google from my  PC, and my WiFi tablet, as well as my phone, all in Hangouts. Now it’s a mess, everything feels separate, but the simple one number for phone calls is genius. I just want to get all my stuff and be able to send all my stuff from anywhere. [And what’s with Google Messenger anyhow? I didn’t look at that ever because when I got my Nexus 5 that was what Google recommended, unless I had another favorite SMS app. I’ve just used Stock most of the time before, but using Hangouts that has gotten better, but now it’s not as good, I mean I don’t know what to do with it, not loving Messages Stock via Samsung exactly but … ahhhhhgggrrrrhhhh, it’s tediously overwhelming.]

Experimenting is key, as no help written up about Sprint and opting out of Google text and voice in Hangouts makes a lot of sense in how to set it up on one’s other devices. It makes sense to a point, but reading further confuses the issues.

I could un-Intergrate Sprint, go back to how I had it, but then I had only my phone ringing sometimes, and everything ringing other times, while on my phone twice if the Google Voice number was called. Integrated as I am I am losing my G-Voice number. Choosing the 2nd Integration wouldn’t be much more than how I was using it before.

Another symptom I don’t like much is custom screening. I’ve set up what I want but still, when my hubby calls I have to hit 1 to answer. I’m not sure if hubby is calling differently, that’s why, or if it’s something else. Sure Custom Screening is a great feature. It’s just not what I want to deal with for my Starred contacts who are the only people that really call me ever. Starred options are nil, they don’t work. Personal options, each person separately, I went that route then, and still no joy.

Hubby comes home tomorrow night, then I can figure more out. As it is, I can use a WiFi only device to call my phone number, all WiFi devices ring, but my phone doesn’t get the call at all. Seems weird. Everything is that way, simple and messed up at the same time.

XBR Sony Android TV update brings RVU to 2015 TV’s

There was an Android Update to Sony 2015 XBR tv’s yesterday (December 15, 2015) that finally brings DirecTV Ready to be true.

It’s alive!

If you have a Genie HD DVR, you have it hooked up to your home network via ethernet … connect your tv to the same ethernet network, hit up the DirecTVReady app … and you are in business!

Caveat: If you have 2 Genie-Mini’s you won’t be able to “add a new location” you will have to call DirecTV.

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If you are trying to add a new location when adding a client to DirecTV Genie, and you already have 2, you will see this message.

In my case we already have 2 Mini-Genies, I don’t like [really can’t stand] calling companies to get things done, so my option was to wait until my husband returns from his business trip, or choose the “replace location” option. I chose to replace my office location with Sony RVU. When you do that the “new” setup it uses the “old location” name. Don’t forget to go into Whole Home then Manage Clients and change the name of your device location if you wish to.

It’s a very straightforward setup: On Genie HD DVR go to Menu, Settings, Whole Home, Manage Clients, then choose “Add New Client” a 4-number Pin will appear. Write it down or memorize it, go to the RVU TV, start the app, once your Genie is found select it and you’ll be presented with the input pin screen, then there will be a Moca test, when it finishes you can add a new location or replace a location. Setup continues and soon thereafter you have DirecTV without a box at the TV, and no coax either.

Every time you want to watch TV you’ll see a Looking for Server screen for a bit then the last channel watched will load. It’s really not so different in time from waking a Genie of any sort. It feels kind of flaky, I wish it was just connecting to TV immediately, it is what it is though.

Use the DirecTV remote or your Sony Bravia remote. I like the Sony remote, it can do most things, just need to learn which buttons do what. I especially like the Action Menu button, which while watching RVU will give you a nice drop-down list instantly of DirecTV usefullness.

The INPUT button on DirecTV’s remote is the ENTER button, hold it down to switch your tv’s inputs. I have tried to use it with RVU but all it does it bring up a one line Directv GUIDE at the bottom of the screen. That really makes keeping the Sony remote on hand absolutely necessary (to get to other parts of your TV’s interface!)

Do you need a DECA by the TV? No, with a Genie HD DVR on your network, it has DECA built in, and just a pure ethernet cable connection to your network with the TV will work. That’s awesome for everyone (no cables for DirecTV to run if you don’t have any there, and if you don’t have an ethernet line there already, Powerline adapter is a good choice. The Android TV section needs internet, a wired solution is the best, it’ll give you great Android TV streaming as well as DirecTV RVU all from one ethernet cable.

If you can’t get ethernet by the television for any reason you can use a DECA (purchased separately or installed via a service call) there with DirectTV coax hooked into your networked Genie setup, and then the ethernet cable will hook the DECA to your TV, giving you internet and DirecTV.

Have fun with RVU, which gives us another open HDMI input! Nice! I love this TV. Some folks don’t like Android TV, but I sure do. It has room for improvement, but that’s what Android is, always evolving.

Android 5.1.1 Security Update

My Nexus 5 was rooted, custom recovery, of course, kept it from updating traditionally when the August 2015 Security Update was downloaded and ready to install.

I ended up using ADB to  FASTBOOT the image to my Nexus 5. The Flash-All Bat file didn’t work, I had to line-by-line fastboot send each part of what was in the IMG file LMY48I –the latest Hammerhead image.

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So I’m not rooted now, but that’s OK. I knew all my photos were in the cloud and all my music is in Google Play Music, I also use Spotify, so that really didn’t matter. Just get the update fully installed, with all the junk removed that I’d collected over the last year or so.  (If I want to ROOT again, I can pretty easily.)

A new phone! Yeah, I still like my Nexus 5!

[I’d love a Sony Z3 though.]

Do not attempt to update your phone, or root it, or anything … unless you first read and understand what it is you want/need to do. Research!

Link: Methods to install Stock ROM on Nexus 5

Link: A very simple ADB to install: ADB Installer v1.4.2

Link: Google Nexus Images Source

I’m not a coder. I’m just a DIY tech savvy user.

Digital Locker Movies

Once upon a time there were things called movies. They were magical and could be seen on a large screen in many towns, for a small price one could have a seat for a viewing.

Then came the television. TV Shows and Movies on a box in one’s own home. Amazing!

Later came other forms of media, thing that came and went, but eventually we got to bigger movie screens, bigger tv’s, boxes that held tape with video on it that could be displayed on one’s tv, then large discs, then smaller and then better.

The future arrived. Blu-ray and Digital HD.

For a long while there was something called Digital Copy and it came with DVD’s one could buy, when new. To Redeem these Digital Copies you had to use either: Windows Media Player or i-Tunes.

I, the writer, opted for WMP redemption twice. Never again. i-Tunes being nearly evil, was better than having no movie available digitally, like happens when WMP decides you don’t own the license because you … “whatevered” your computer.

For years Digital Copy was redeemed via I-Tunes.

Disney had a slot in the digital locker arena. Disney Movie Rewards, then and now, allows one to enter a Magic Code found on DVD’s to get points towards real rewards one could exchange points for.

In this time-frame a new media medium came to life. Blu-ray discs. The best home buying option for media to date. Digital Copy continued on, I dutifully entering redemption codes into my apple id i-tunes account, the only thing I ever did with it … I may have watch a few things, but I didn’t buy actual stuff from them, nor listen to music via i-tunes at all.

Disney had a locker streaming service and many of the movies you entered Magic Codes for would also be Digitally available to you. There was a point when some movies would not be a digital version code with Disney but they let you upgrade to a streaming version of a disc you registered, for a mere $5.

So you could enter a movie into i-Tunes but also have it on Disney’s streaming service.

Something called Ultraviolet started later. Disney also changed things with their Locker service, plus bought Marvel which changed the Digital Copy world for my family.

Ultraviolet was looked at skeptically, I admit. It seemed convoluted. What is convoluted though is the lack of digital copy choice for a Windows Pc/Android handheld person. At that time it was nil.

Things progressed, more and more movie companies partnered with UV (UltraViolet) which made UV more and more prevalent, and very misunderstood by many, though I was gaining in much better comprehension of what I was doing with it.

I got a Vudu account. I had also had account at a few of the movie companies, but it was just too much for me to consider the few times I might get bonus features by doing that … uh, no thank you. Also, like Sony Pictures … your account is deleted if there is no activity in a year. Yeah, easy for that to happen.

Both Vudu and Flixster work well with UV. You can redeem UV at either of the two services, also UV has a direct redeem feature on their site now.

In any case, redeem a UV movie and it’s in your UV Locker. Associate your locker with Vudu, Flixster, as well as other services I won’t go over. Once new content is in your locker it’ll populate in the services your locker is connected with. For the most part that works well, occasionally one service may not have exactly the same version, or title at all. The other might, it’ll be in UV in any case, once it’s redeemed it could and probably will show up at the other service provider eventually.

So there was Vudu. Then also my movies in i-Tunes. (They are lost to me there.) Vudu is where my non-Disney movies go now.

Disney Movies Anywhere started. Their old locker system was converted over, and I didn’t lose anything there, but still all I could do was stream though a browser. One could link ones i-Tunes account … then anything in your digital copy library that Disney owned would be in Disney Movies Anywhere too even if it wasn’t a Disney Streamable movie for you. Cool, but useless.

Then Digital HD came about. Now Disney movies were more than kids movies mostly, it was all this Marvel stuff too. Oh the travesty, but Digital HD saved the day.

I can take a redemption code for something Disney, whether it’s animated or the modern Marvel Universe of movies … I can choose where to redeem it, on Vudu, or … Google Play, or i-Tunes etc. Magic Codes are still a part of it, and the movie will be in Disney Movies Anywhere.  Still not totally useful, but at least I can watch it on my PS3 or PS4 via Vudu.

Then later, very recently, the best partnership so far happened. Disney Movies Anywhere came to Android as an App, and even better than that, one could also link a Google Play account to the service and voila! You own the content in Google Play Movies too!

Now I still have many movies locked in i-Tunes, but some of them don’t suffer that fate, some Blu-rays I’ve gotten into UV via Vudu-to-Go disc to digital conversion. Also I’ve done some DVD’s that we like but haven’t looked for on Blu-ray. In any case, not all of the discs are eligible for UV. Many of them are actually UV titles, but my discs read as ineligible for whatever licensing reason is out there.

So then, I can watch The Avengers (2012) on Disney Movies Anywhere, stream from their site, or from my Android tablet or phone, or even download it for offline viewing on Android. I could even watch it in i-Tunes if I “wanted” to.

Relegated to that fate as well are Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.

But Iron Man3 and Thor the Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are available via Vudu and through Disney Movies Anywhere’s site and on Anroid. Win! Win!

One new Disney movie I was able to redeem the same way, The LIttle Mermaid. Now Re-releases on Blu-ray are worth the buy.

About Disc Conversion: The biggest part of it that totally isn’t nice is that ANY disk you have that is owned by Disney now, is not eligible for Disc to Digital, even if it’s an old title held by some other movie house.

What Vudu fails on is not allowing portable devices to download a movie in HD or HDX, they only allow you to stream and/or download in SD, no matter what kind of spectacular device you may have (like a Nexus 10 for example.) So a large portion of my digital library is locked online and viewable only, the best way, in a PC browser or via a console of some variety hooked to your big television screen.

A smaller smattering of my content is locked into the Disney world and at least it’s now watchable on Android in Glorious HD and connected with Google Play, thus also Chromecast-able to the big screen in the livingroom.

I still love discs, but have come to rely on things like Netflix on my gaming consoles, as well as Vudu there. The content I have in i-Tunes wastes away, and I can only hope that someday I can link that stuff to something else too.

I do have Flixster but haven’t tried to watch any of my UV content there. I’ve heard one can HD with them on Android, but I’m just stuck in a Vudu on PS3/PS4 and Android for Disney mode.

I look forward to Guardians of the Galaxy, having it both places, and other Disney movies we may get in the future. It’s the older content though, locked on a disc, not eligible, other digital copy, not transferable to anywhere, only recourse is to find a UV code for sale, or buy it again on disc just for the code to get it into UV or Vudu, at least, and not have to pay 22.99 or higher to buy it digitally for things you already have in multiples, like a DVD, plus a Blu-ray copy, Digital i-Tunes copy, and another DVD that came in that pack. Forget those movies.

So from my perspective, we have it fairly good now. It’s not the best of times, nor the worst of times.

Movies Unlimited is a service from PlayStation. It’d be great, but I don’t only have Sony devices. I have Android, and Google Play is a more useful partner for me, and then using Vudu on PlayStation. Having Google Play Movies on PlayStation would be a dream come true.

Some nice snappy pictures in this post would be great, but it’s not about pictures, it’s about words about moving pictures, and best read, not just looked at.

Additional Note: November 18, 2014, 8:10am EST. >>So with the whole thing written up and posted yesterday I find today that, holy cow, I can actually link Disney Movies Anywhere with my Vudu account now too. OK. Things are looking up,  improving even more than I had hoped.

Galaxy Player 5.0 CM 11 & Music2SD

My Galaxy Player 5.0 is running CM 11 and I like it like this, but it’s sloggy-ish to me, not that it never was. Every version of software on this is slooow-ish to some point.

I’ve always preferred my phones to my Galaxy Player 5.0 since they have better ‘insides’ and software. Snappy and responsive.

Point 1: I hate Touch Wiz.

Point 2: I hate Android GingerBread.

I like the feel of the Galaxy Player. It’s just a nice device with a not so great chip, and limited ability to upgrade it with custom roms. But it can be done, so of course I did it day 1. Bricked my first one, replaced it, and have, several times, re-rommed it.

For a long time I did have other roms and changed something in property files to use my SD external card as my internal. That was great, but I didn’t like the slowness of the devices action on those ROMS.

Getting CM 10 on it changed it. I didn’t bother with the internal/external trick anymore. I eventually put CM 11 on it. Recently it just got to me and did more research.

Thus, the reason I’m writing this.

Xposed Framework and Music2SD

I got this done easily last week. It all seemed good, at first, but then every day Google Music was re-downloading everything.

I did more research, and it wasn’t just me. I deleted that Music2SD module and then looked in the Xposed Installer app for an older version of the Muisc2SD Module, 1.6.1, <---- that one is as solid as the day is long. I have found that leaving WiFi on kills battery faster, of course, but even more so, it causes gulpy, gluppy, slowdown gulps in my music. I had to have as much of my music downloaded as possible to listen happily. This means I can't scrobble on the fly. Simple Scrobbler is fine with that. I have it set now to scrobble later, every 10 songs, and if WiFi is off, it'll hold them in queue until I turn WiFi on, then instantly my stats are on last.fm profile. Even playing downloaded music with wifi on is glitchy sounding. I'm streaming to a BEATS Pill usually. I have to try a few tests and see if it's like that connected with the cable to the same speaker, and also to other devices, cable and/or bluetooth. I have a Philips Android Bluetooth Speaker by my bedside. I don't recall it flipping out at all. I can't be sure though, so ... I'll report back in another post with my findings later. On CM 10 I did have Greenify app running. I don't on CM 11. I guess I'll have to try that. Plus I do have all notification OFF. Anything to minimize interference with my music! Music playing and streaming from WiFi to Bluetooth BEATS PILL works flawlessly on my Nexus 5 phone. Of course it does, KitKat wonder that it is. 🙂 So CM 11 on Galaxy Player 5.0 feels great with no WiFi on. It slows down a bit the more that's going on. Looking at settings and all, that is snappy enough. Play music and there are some delays, but I'm used to it, though I know the other side of how it works on my KitKat Nexus 5. I have to have a player separate from my phone. I just need that. Not to talk on the phone, just need a consistent Player that can scrobble. I need that battery ability of the player, with my phone filling in the gaps. I'm so glad I have my Galaxy Player 5.0 able to download and keep all that music on it now. 32GB card was sitting there wasted.

HTC Evo View Running JB

I had an HTC Evo View 4G from Sprint. I still ‘have’ it, but it’s been off contract for awhile now, and wasn’t “mine” to use. I got a Nexus 10, and my husband used the View for awhile, but was letting it sit around the last many months.

Long ago,  when I was still using it, I got it unlocked, rooted and had a couple of different ROM’s on it. Cypher was the last one I used and I was tired of it. I put it back to stock using the Multitool for the HTC Evo View, and let my hubby use it.

So it was on HC with a 1.14 hboot for a long time. Just not a nice tablet, to me. Recently I charged it up and made sure it held a charge OK. I toyed with ideas of what to do with it, and recently decided that I needed to get it re-rooted all the way so that Vudu could work on it.

We are going to Carolina Rebellion and so I’m letting my daughter, who’s going with us, use the tablet.

I used a tacoroot method to  root in able to downgrade from HC to GB, since I could only get unlocked and rooted fully with hboot 1.13. The method worked great. I used Revolutionary IO, but had to switch to a different computer to finish it, as Win8.1 and Fastboot do not get along together.

On a Win 8.0 machine I had it s-off and custom recovery Revolutionary style. Welcome back! I love this recovery.

Then onto the ROM’s. The only one that would do was CG’s JB. In order to get from GB to JB I had to go to HC or at least it’s hboot. I couldn’t find one to flash, probably didn’t look hard enough for an hboot, but I settled on an HC Rom, didn’t matter what. First I tried the Multitool but it flaked out at certain point in downloading. I got it accomplished manually with some other ROM, then connected the device to the pc to put CG ROM and GAPPS on the SD card.

I flashed them in recovery and the boot loop feel was too long, so I went back to recovery and wiped everything, didn’t matter since nothing was on the tablet anyhow.

Oh joy! The bliss that comes over one when the device boots and goes into setup screens and is responsive and all that.

I now have the HTC Evo View 4G with the 3G disabled via a patch I flashed, running CGROM. Opened Play Store, searched Vudu, and voila! There it is, install, works. Opens, downloads and plays. Great!

Android Romming

I rooted my phone earlier this year. I didn’t flash a new ROM right away, left that for another time, but did do that sometime in February. My husband has the same phone as me, only he got his in 2011. HTC changed phones from then on to be able to be unlocked without having S-off, but you have to jump through their hoops to get that done. Ultimately I wanted to get his phone rooted and ROM’d so there wouldn’t be any more “out of space” notifications with nothing he could do about it except for get rid of apps that won’t move to SD Card.

Yesterday I started that, finished it, but there are more tweaks he could use, and I didn’t even verify that he can make any phone calls yet. It was a messy affair though. Unlocking and then I couldn’t get it rooted, then it was, but it wasn’t, but … ultimately I went the full downgrade to a lower hboot to achieve full s-off. And then still these ROM’s wouldn’t flash, so I took the one I had on my computer (I had been working on his laptop to keep his phone separate) that I had started with … voila, it worked perfectly!

Hmmm.

So I then got him into a Sense ROM, it’s nice and nearly the same, but one thing is, you can delete bloat apps and you have wi-fi you can share (with your PC or other device) To solve my hubby’s phone problem I could have just wiped all the data to factory. Kind of a start fresh. But there is more bloat there, that way, and it can’t be removed, and little tweaks are not do-able, and … let’s just do it, it’s the right thing for many devices, not all, just many.

A Perspective

This article makes me uncomfortable, and also makes me laugh.

Consoles are big, important, and Sony has the best one. Why do we have a WII? Well, we do because it was cheaper, and kind of novel at the time (April 2008) … hard to find in our area, DH brought one home from a NYC business trip.

We got a PS3 in December then, why? We wanted one, more serious gaming platform, PLUS it could play Blu-Ray movies which we were deciding we’d switch to (from DVD) and finally get some real HD content on our big screen tv, which we hadn’t before December with the WII or the old DirecTv box we had.

We still love the PS3, and have 2 of them now. I have also had a PSP since 2007, and getting a Sony Console in with a PSP around already was great. It’s not that we didn’t have gaming before this either. We had a GameBoy in the early 90’s, an NES, then a SNES, then a PS One, then a PS2.

I have a super duper Smart Phone in an HTC Evo 4G … I have games on it, and on my HTC Evo View Tablet. Both Android. What kind of gaming is it? Stuff like on my PSP or PS3, the “Casual” games, like Bejeweled, FieldRunners … good games, but not heavy games. Seriously who would WANT to put Resistance or Prince of Persia or Uncharted or any other big game onto a phone or non-serious gaming device.

The point of Sony putting games on Android soon is that it’ll get more people into their (Sony’s) games and get them looking at MORE SERIOUS gaming if they haven’t yet bitten into that, or haven’t for a long time. It would be the games that can be handled on those devices. Most devices aren’t capable of heavy gaming. Even my good HTC Evo isn’t. The battery, after a year of use, needs replaced to use it for phone and browsing, other apps, AND gaming. Ha! Ha! Ha!

I do play FieldRunners HD for Android on my phone. If I get through Drylands on Medium two times, starting with a fresh battery, that’s about all I can do. That’s ludicrous! I can play FieldRunners on my PSP that has a nearly 2 year old battery and use, and I can play all day and into the night, or whatever. Hours and hours and hours.

FieldRunners HD for Android is nice, but there is no in-game-music. FieldRunners for PSP is nice, slower speed, but there IS in-game-music. All in all the play is similar, but I like touch play, like on the Android, which is why I do want a Play Station Vita in February 2012 when they are finally available here. Gaming devices with some social connection are heavy enough for one device. I can’t have my Phone be a Phone and Social Media and Games and be my Portable Music Player too.

I have a Sansa E280 that I don’t use anymore. I listen more on my computer anyhow, and sometimes on my phone when we go out. I listen less to my own stuff out and about though. Anyhow, it’s that the phone I have needs a new battery, an extended one, plus a charging stand of some kind. I do want that, and want to use it for my music player because I am a scrobbler (last.fm) and immediate scrobbling is what I love. Makes me feel good. I am not going to use a PSP or a Vita for music playing, but will use my phone for phone and music and email and such, and use my PSP or Vita for games, and the PS3.

The article linked at the top of this post is seriously funny. Seriously. What’s your perspective on this?

(un)Holy Cow! PSN takes the cake

Sony is depressing me terribly today. I’m glad I didn’t go to their playstation blog yesterday, when I really couldn’t have dealt with it at all. I’d have thrown all my PS* stuff out by now if so. And seriously be considering the best way to … I don’t know, live without PlayStation, get rid of my whole love of PlayStation stuff and go to Nintendo, or … no, I couldn’t go there, or there solely like I could have with PS.

The stinking part of it is, I was GOING to get the PlayStation 3D Display and a 3rd PS3 to go with it, plus a pair or two of extra 3D glasses, extra controllers, and have a great office/craft room/playroom by early 2012.

Must re-think it all now.

My eldest son is 15, he and I are PSP fans. 3 other children are younger and getting interested in PSP’s.

UMD’s aren’t really being produced much now. PSP’s will eventually have no new disc content, only PSN ability and old UMD’s.

PSN content after Nov. 18th of this year (2011) can only be on up to 2 activated PS3’s and 2 activated PSP’s/PSVita’s

How it is right now, we have 2 PS3’s and we have 3 PSP’s and (plus 1 that is still activated, but we don’t have it, it was exchanged at Best Buy with their Black Tie service, but oops, forgot to “de-activate” it right. I tried, but it’s not done according to the one place I can see that stuff, the music unlimited site. [login with PSN ID])

How about the big plan we had: For Christmas me and my son were gonna get PS Vita’s. Ha. That isn’t happening, no matter how much we want it, it’s not coming to America until practically Spring 2012. (Where we live it usually is nearly Spring by then, and it’s close a lot of places)

Now if we go with when the PS Vita will be available, will we even want one? Before today, yes, but I was wondering how they’d change activation, and it looks like it’s so frickin restrictive that I’m gonna totally puke. In our house we have more because it’s 2 adults and 4 children, we all play video games.

I guess I can only play what I can get on my Google Android tablet now (or soon). I’ll be stuck with my old digital content on my PSP and whatever UMD discs I have and hope to God I don’t get sick of them or that the machine breaks.

OR I get a Vita and so does my son. No one else can have one and no one else can have our old PSP’s except as closed off things.

I’m not so sure I’m very thrilled with the idea of playing Dust 514 anymore, or Resistance: Burning Skies, or Starhawk.

We enjoy playing together when we can. We had 1 copy of Warhawk bought recently (disc) we went and found another right away, it was a lot of fun. We were looking forward to a third PS3 and maybe a 4th eventually, playing together online. We’ll be able to do it with Warhawk, it’s an old game, lots of them available in stores for $20 and down to $8 depending where you go. That one it’s OK about it to buy it for each machine, we get enough value out of it.

Not so with how Warhawk from PSN is, only 1 account can use it. Only 1 PS3 in any 24 hr. time slot can use it. Yikes!

It costs a lot on PSN too, so no biggie, we bought it for $8 each at Gamestop.

Resistance 3 is out now. I’d like it, was gonna get it with the pre-ordered 3D Display we payed $5 for holding one for us … were gonna get it in a few weeks when the Display was in stock. We hubby had different plans than I did, and Sony is releasing it sooner than originally they said, so hubby is on a different page about it than I am, and we will not be getting it until December at the earliest, so I am NOW saying, we ain’t getting one at all. Nope.

It makes me so mad. All of it together, or just Sony PlayStation Nov. 18th crapola all by itself.

How about this quote from the future: “Sorry, children, only me and your one of you are aloud to play this game. It’s not you though. When you get a job, you can buy it for yourself.”

We aren’t paying $59 for most games. Some we do and we only get 1 copy of them. Some things we’ve bought digital but it won’t be so friendly as it is now, any PS3 it’s OK for now, but soon enough it would have been alright with the 3rd I wanted. This is just so restrictive, it’ll end up hurting them more than us, I dare say.

We’ll seek other things and other ways and Sony will have been the cause of their own demise. At least they have shot themselves in their collective foot.