RIP School Survival Forums
August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO
Author Message
aaaaaaasd Offline
Grorious Moddu

Posts: 7,344
Joined: Oct 2007
Thanks: 1
Given 50 thank(s) in 38 post(s)
Post: #1
Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

kotaku.com/5856392/apple-enters-console-market with-new-announcement
Quote:Well, this is a shocker.

Yesterday at AppleMeet 2011, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple went onstage and announced something he described "that would blow the entertainment market away." That announcement was the iConsole: a revolutionary new piece of entertainment that does much more than just play games, according to Cook.

"The time has long since passed when Consoles only played games. Here at Apple Inc, we believe that the Console model has the potential to become the central hub: the only piece of technology you should ever need at home for your entertainment."

And it turns out he wasn't boasting either. In the next half an hour, his presentation revealed that the iConsole would combine our modern media world: The Internet, Television, Radio, and even the Social aspects of Facebook and Twitter in our interconnected world. Cook also said that the Console would not have a disc drive as "in our world where everyone has hyperfast internet, discs and storage media are slowly becoming outdated."

The details of the pricing had yet to be worked out, but Cook assured the audience that the full features and capability of the console would more than justify the eventual cost. He had also declined to speak on the controllers and their appearance, but he did say that due to technical issues they would have to be sold seperately.

He concluded by saying "When people look back in the History Books, they will look at the iConsole, and they will say that this was when entertainment changed forever."

This is Apple's first foray into the console market, and we're not quite sure how it will turn out. However, when you have enough money as Apple, you are still a mighty force to be reckoned with and it will be interesting to see how Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will react to this out-of-the-blue announcement.
Knowing apple every single game will be goddamn angry birds and the controllers will cost £199.99 each
11-12-2011 09:42 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SoulRiser Offline
Site Founder

Posts: 18,238
Joined: Aug 2001
Thanks: 2669
Given 1978 thank(s) in 1208 post(s)
Post: #2
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

Sounds like a bunch of fail to me. No storage? lol. Gonna be fucking slow if it has to load EVERYTHING off the internets all the time. Especially with the sizes of games these days.

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
Help & Support - Get help with leaving school, unsupportive parents, and more.
Click here if school makes you depressed or suicidal

Support School Survival on Patreon or Donate Bitcoin Here: 1Q5WCcxWjayniaL92b8GfXBiGdfjmnUNa2
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Paul Guillaume Gide
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of beauty that can only be found in the mind of a lunatic." - TheCancer
EIPD - Emotionally Incompetent Parent Disorder

Push Button for Collection of Useful Links:
Hidden stuff:
11-12-2011 10:46 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Thought Criminal Offline
Frame 313

Posts: 10,133
Joined: May 2007
Thanks: 12
Given 106 thank(s) in 80 post(s)
Post: #3
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

Wtf are you talking about? I can't find anything about it on google and your link is to top ipod apps.
11-13-2011 02:59 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
The Desert Fox Offline
Waging war with conviction

Posts: 12,061
Joined: Jul 2008
Thanks: 3
Given 102 thank(s) in 75 post(s)
Post: #4
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

The instant I saw the topic title my brain just screamed "Bullshit".

Hidden stuff:
(11-27-2011 01:00 PM)psychopath Wrote:  
(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
CrayolaColours Wrote:That post owned. TDF wins post of the year.
Faby Wrote:
krissy Wrote:dessert fox
Mmm, flambéed vulpine.
"There is no enemy, there is no victory, only boys who lost their lives in the sand."
[/center]
11-13-2011 03:13 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Aya Offline
Banned

Posts: 2,712
Joined: Aug 2005
Thanks: 3
Given 45 thank(s) in 36 post(s)
Post: #5
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

(11-13-2011 02:59 AM)Thought Criminal Wrote:  Wtf are you talking about? I can't find anything about it on google and your link is to top ipod apps.

This. Also, apple doesn't need to create it's own console. iPhone and iPad double as game platforms. Assuming they haven't already done so all they have to do is create a controller for the iPad and they can service most mainstream videogames.
11-13-2011 05:53 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
aaaaaaasd Offline
Grorious Moddu

Posts: 7,344
Joined: Oct 2007
Thanks: 1
Given 50 thank(s) in 38 post(s)
Post: #6
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

Goddamnit you people do check sources

oh well at least I got soul :troll:
11-13-2011 06:01 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SoulRiser Offline
Site Founder

Posts: 18,238
Joined: Aug 2001
Thanks: 2669
Given 1978 thank(s) in 1208 post(s)
Post: #7
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

I figured the iConsole is a really stupid name but couldn't be arsed to look it up. Laugh

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
Help & Support - Get help with leaving school, unsupportive parents, and more.
Click here if school makes you depressed or suicidal

Support School Survival on Patreon or Donate Bitcoin Here: 1Q5WCcxWjayniaL92b8GfXBiGdfjmnUNa2
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Paul Guillaume Gide
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of beauty that can only be found in the mind of a lunatic." - TheCancer
EIPD - Emotionally Incompetent Parent Disorder

Push Button for Collection of Useful Links:
Hidden stuff:
11-13-2011 07:29 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HeartofShadows Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 8,556
Joined: Dec 2006
Thanks: 0
Given 80 thank(s) in 73 post(s)
Post: #8
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

Lol his topic actually fooled some people.
Another quality thread started by Baronvonstrangle.

[Image: WARZONES_subs_hostility.png]
image hosting jpg
11-13-2011 07:39 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Desu Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 2,109
Joined: May 2009
Thanks: 165
Given 340 thank(s) in 182 post(s)
Post: #9
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

(11-13-2011 07:39 AM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  Lol his topic actually fooled some people.
Another quality thread started by Baronvonstrangle.

I didn't even read the OP, I saw the thread title and googled for news on this, couldn't find anything, except a couple shady ones from like 2008 and 1997 n shit.

mfw people on the internet actually do check sources

RIP GORE GOROTH

He was an hero. He will always be remembered.
11-13-2011 11:47 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Absnt Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 6,075
Joined: Dec 2009
Thanks: 13
Given 184 thank(s) in 127 post(s)
Post: #10
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

mfw theres no face

Blog I post to now:
http://blog.darknedgy.net

Edfreedom.org -- An organization for more freedom in education.
http://www.edfreedom.org/join-us/
11-13-2011 11:50 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Thought Criminal Offline
Frame 313

Posts: 10,133
Joined: May 2007
Thanks: 12
Given 106 thank(s) in 80 post(s)
Post: #11
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

mfw you don't put a face when pointing out there was no face

[Image: 1306209889817.jpg]
11-13-2011 01:05 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Desu Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 2,109
Joined: May 2009
Thanks: 165
Given 340 thank(s) in 182 post(s)
Post: #12
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

(11-13-2011 01:05 PM)Thought Criminal Wrote:  mfw you don't put a face when pointing out there was no face

[Image: 1306209889817.jpg]

lol

RIP GORE GOROTH

He was an hero. He will always be remembered.
11-13-2011 01:22 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
aaaaaaasd Offline
Grorious Moddu

Posts: 7,344
Joined: Oct 2007
Thanks: 1
Given 50 thank(s) in 38 post(s)
Post: #13
RE: Apple enters the Console Market with the iConsole OH GOD NO

[Image: 390.jpg]
mfw when if i had posted this on a faster forum people would have gobbled it up and not bothered to check the source because gotta post fast
11-13-2011 08:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Apple being Apple Wingless 25 6,371 03-11-2012 11:30 AM
Last Post: Sapphire Flames
  'Console Killer' to be launched. Loxor 13 2,654 03-27-2010 05:34 AM
Last Post: CrayolaColours
  The Console War AWOL 25 5,024 10-30-2009 10:46 PM
Last Post: Spot-ify
  Least Favorite Console? Swift 20 4,073 06-05-2009 11:59 AM
Last Post: Freeman
  Favorite Gaming Console? Swift 30 6,259 05-22-2009 08:42 AM
Last Post: The Desert Fox

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication