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NSFW Drama Cringe Jordi weighs in on PS5 vs XSX

Jon Neu

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I know people will disregard Jordi because he is a total unknown for GAF, but he is one of my best friends and he is very knowledgeable about consoles.

I know what you’re wondering, what kind of name is Jordi? Well, lucky for you I can answer that question. Jordi is the most common catalan name, it comes from Sant Jordi (Saint George), the legend of the knight who fought and killed the dragon.

Now, we and my pal in crime Jordi we’re having a conversation this morning while having a coffe with milk in La Rambla. He said to me: which console are you going to buy?

And I said: don’t be silly, Jordi, my friend. I will buy both of them the very first day they will be available.

And he said: but which one is the most powerful, though?

And I responded: Well, on paper the Xbox (we call all the Xbox consoles as “the Xbox”) is the more powerful, but Sony has an SSD advantadge.

And he said to me: Well, as long as I can play Fifa on it, I’m fine.

And I said: You know Jordi, we really are the last of us.

And that’s the story.
 
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I know people will disregard Jordi because he is a total unknown for GAF, but he is one of my best friends and he is very knowledgeable about consoles.

I know what you’re wondering, what kind of name is Jordi? Well, lucky for you I can answer that question. Jordi is the most common catalan name, it comes from Sant Jordi (Saint George), the legend of the knight who fought and killed the dragon.

Now, we and my pal in crime Jordi we’re having a conversation this morning while having a coffe with milk in La Rambla. He said to me: which console are you going to buy?

And I said: don’t be silly, Jordi, my friend. I will buy both of them the very first day they will be available.

And he said: but which one is the most powerful, though?

And I responded: Well, on paper the Xbox (we call all the Xbox consoles as “the Xbox”) is the more powerful, but Sony has an SSD advantadge.

And he said to me: Well, as long as I can play Fifa on it, I’m fine.

And I said: You know Jordi, we really are the last of us.

And that’s the story.
Are you from barcellona? I love your city, i already had 2 trip in it.
 

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I know people will disregard Jordi because he is a total unknown for GAF, but he is one of my best friends and he is very knowledgeable about consoles.

I know what you’re wondering, what kind of name is Jordi? Well, lucky for you I can answer that question. Jordi is the most common catalan name, it comes from Sant Jordi (Saint George), the legend of the knight who fought and killed the dragon.

Now, we and my pal in crime Jordi we’re having a conversation this morning while having a coffe with milk in La Rambla. He said to me: which console are you going to buy?

And I said: don’t be silly, Jordi, my friend. I will buy both of them the very first day they will be available.

And he said: but which one is the most powerful, though?

And I responded: Well, on paper the Xbox (we call all the Xbox consoles as “the Xbox”) is the more powerful, but Sony has an SSD advantadge.

And he said to me: Well, as long as I can play Fifa on it, I’m fine.

And I said: You know Jordi, we really are the last of us.

And that’s the story.
Ah Jordi, Jordi, he can also play FIFA in the current gen so I hope he appreciates the bump in quality and depth of the next gen games, and gets a new console to move the gaming forward XD
Salut, company!
 
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I know people will disregard Jordi because he is a total unknown for GAF, but he is one of my best friends and he is very knowledgeable about consoles.

I know what you’re wondering, what kind of name is Jordi? Well, lucky for you I can answer that question. Jordi is the most common catalan name, it comes from Sant Jordi (Saint George), the legend of the knight who fought and killed the dragon.

Now, we and my pal in crime Jordi we’re having a conversation this morning while having a coffe with milk in La Rambla. He said to me: which console are you going to buy?

And I said: don’t be silly, Jordi, my friend. I will buy both of them the very first day they will be available.

And he said: but which one is the most powerful, though?

And I responded: Well, on paper the Xbox (we call all the Xbox consoles as “the Xbox”) is the more powerful, but Sony has an SSD advantadge.

And he said to me: Well, as long as I can play Fifa on it, I’m fine.

And I said: You know Jordi, we really are the last of us.

And that’s the story.

haha epic. Thank you.
 
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I don't think you put enough emphasis on the SSD. I mean come on man it's a freaking SSD. A learning experience for Jordi that was lost, sadly.
 
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I know people will disregard Jordi because he is a total unknown for GAF, but he is one of my best friends and he is very knowledgeable about consoles.

I know what you’re wondering, what kind of name is Jordi? Well, lucky for you I can answer that question. Jordi is the most common catalan name, it comes from Sant Jordi (Saint George), the legend of the knight who fought and killed the dragon..

Ask him if he’ll trade me two ore for one wheat, would you?
 
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See now Jordi sounds like somebody we should be listening to.
 

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I know this is fake because rambla is closed and drinking anything there would mean you and your pal are already dead with covid.
 

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I know this is fake because rambla is closed and drinking anything there would mean you and your pal are already dead with covid.
Spain is in phase 1-2 while here in BCN we are in phase 90 since phase 0. Social distancing is for the weak, seem to think everyone here.
 
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So he asked which was more powerful, you said Xbox and he no longer cares about power and just playing Fifa, so he chose PS5?
 

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What that thread is even suppose to mean?
 
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Jon Neu

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So he asked which was more powerful, you said Xbox and he no longer cares about power and just playing Fifa, so he chose PS5?

He is a bit of a collectionist, so he’s going to buy both consoles too. And whatever Nintendo cames up with.


I visited Barcelona a couple of years ago. Some retards tried to pickpocket me at abouT 3 am walking down the la rambla.

Yeah, Barcelona it’s becoming less and less safe. Too many poor immigrants doing all kind of crimes, from stealing to drug related stuff.

If you are a tourist, you better secure your wallet.
 

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I know people will disregard Jordi because he is a total unknown for GAF, but he is one of my best friends and he is very knowledgeable about consoles.

I know what you’re wondering, what kind of name is Jordi? Well, lucky for you I can answer that question. Jordi is the most common catalan name, it comes from Sant Jordi (Saint George), the legend of the knight who fought and killed the dragon.

Now, we and my pal in crime Jordi we’re having a conversation this morning while having a coffe with milk in La Rambla. He said to me: which console are you going to buy?

And I said: don’t be silly, Jordi, my friend. I will buy both of them the very first day they will be available.

And he said: but which one is the most powerful, though?

And I responded: Well, on paper the Xbox (we call all the Xbox consoles as “the Xbox”) is the more powerful, but Sony has an SSD advantadge.

And he said to me: Well, as long as I can play Fifa on it, I’m fine.

And I said: You know Jordi, we really are the last of us.

And that’s the story.
I will have a drink when I get off work today, and give you both a cheers mate. Saúde!
 
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He is a bit of a collectionist, so he’s going to buy both consoles too. And whatever Nintendo cames up with.




Yeah, Barcelona it’s becoming less and less safe. Too many poor immigrants doing all kind of crimes, from stealing to drug related stuff.

If you are a tourist, you better secure your wallet.

I lived in Madrid and we had the same issues with the Romanians training their kids to be pick pockets. Not to mention we had those typical drug dealers from Morocco and those Africans selling fake goods on the streets.

Thankfully my parents don't live there anymore and they are in a much safer place.

Question about Barcelona. Do you have the typical issues with Gypsies there? I had to deal with those people all the time and they caused me a world of hurt in the past. I wonder you have the same issues with theme.
 
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La Rambla concentrates some of the most expensive flats and shops and some of the cheapest flats and shops. It is also the tourist, cultural and recreational center. An explosive cocktail of "everything". Perfect for the pick pockets to pick on distracted tourists.

A very cool place to visit, just watch your belongings and you shall be safe
 
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What that thread is even suppose to mean?
That as always, the average player is casual and as long as they can play the typical game (FIFA/CoD/GTA/etc) they are fine with the next gen consoles and don't give a fuck about teraflops, SSDs and so on.

They will choose whatever console their friend has to play with them. So PS5 will continue dominating the market. And well, about Barcelona's dark alleys.

Do you have the typical issues with Gypsies there?
Well, yes and no. Pick pockets, drug dealers and so on basically it's a problem related to having very poor people who get excluded from society specially when it's not only them but the whole environment/community where they live. Let's say an isolated ghetto, specially if it's from a foreigner culture because they get excluded from the rest to they get isolated with the people they know. And if there is poorness, pickpockets, drugs and so on they very likely end doing that. And this happens here with Spanish, foreigners, white, black, gipsies, arabs... whatever. It isn't their ethnicity, origin country, skin color, whatever. It comes from being excluded from society because of being poor.

I live in the city next to Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, where the Barcelona airport is located). Back in the '80s we had there a poor district where there was a ton of drugs, poorness, violence, grand theft auto, gang wars, kidnapping and so on, all the horror stories you can imagine. Mostly Spanish whites and gipsies, but specially gipsies got stereotyped here. We're talking a place where they made a giant raid with over 600 policemen including helicopters and so on, and they only found 2KG of drugs. Some areas of the district were so dangerous that even the policemen didn't want to enter, they killed many cops there. Same happened of 2 or 3 areas of Barcelona.

But this was back in the '80s. Over the years the local community and the city hall (even though our mayor wasn't Mike Haggar) did a lot of community work helping the poor people, improving the quality of the houses, did a lot of (free) sports, culture, education, social activities, and social work of all kinds. Thanks to that (and well, many of these problematic guys moved to other places, died or ended in jail) right now this district is very peaceful and safe even if still there are a few bad guys and minor drug issues (like in any city), way safer than the center of Barcelona, where (non-violent) ninja pickpockets may steal your wallet or phone without even being noticed by you specially if you -like myself- look like a tourist (I'm Spanish but blue eyed blonde, not super common here).

Like in other areas of Barcelona, in that district now gipsies are totally integrated into the society and are almost impossible to differientate from the other people. The stigma is basically almost gone because now there isn't a specific dangerous area full of very poor people, drugs and so on, and people, don't live on ruined houses etc., everyone gets free education, free health care, and so on.

Now that stigma relies maybe in young guys who come from North African countries, but they are way less and aren't excluded into a specific ghetto, so it's easier to integrate into society many of them because even some of them being homeless they have a better environment around them which isn't full of poornes, drugs, violence and so on.

La Rambla concentrates some of the most expensive flats and shops and some of the cheapest flats and shops. It is also the tourist, cultural and recreational center. An explosive cocktail of "everything". Perfect for the pick pockets to pick on distracted tourists.

A very cool place to visit, just watch your belongings and you shall be safe
Yep, the most problematic place in Barcelona is La Rambla and the area around it (and nearby subway areas/lines) because of that: a lot of distracted tourists. Traditionally pickpockets aren't violent, they are sneaky and steal your wallet/phone/camera and you won't even notice them. Or may grab your camera or bag and run away.

Specially if you are a tourist and have an expensive camera, hide it in your backpack when you aren't in a place taking photos, and be specially careful with your wallet and phone. That's it, here they con't come to you with a gun, a knive or stuff like that.

These pickpockets are typically western Europeans (mostly non-gipsy Romanians), local Spanish, and these young North Africans. There are a lot of them, and since the law isn't very stict with them even if they are caught many times don't end in jail so the police is frustrated with them.

and those Africans selling fake goods on the streets.
In Barcelona we also have a lot of black guys ilegally selling fake goods in the streets, specially near the touristic places. But well, other than that they don't create any issue. They just sell shirts, sunglasses, bags and so on. So the shops complain because pay a lot of taxes and these street sellers don't. So basically they aren't an issue.

Many of these guys even joined and started to make their own brands, made some movements to sell their stuff legally (the non copied one) and even during covid were working masks and so on since we had supply issues.

A separate issue are the guys selling beer in the streets (so bars complain about them, and to drink alcohol in the streets outside bar terraces is illegal), many of them also sell drugs.

Other than that, like the guy who sell fake goods, they don't create any issue for citizens and tourists. Maybe a few of them may be a pickpocket too, and sometimes they are a group and compete with other groups for territory, sometimes ending in a violent fight.


I did not know there were so many catalans in GAF.
Yep, there are many of us here. I'm in gaf since 2007.

Jo sóc del Prat i he treballat gairebé sempre a Barcelona. I left Ubisoft Barcelona to make my own indie games, the first one will be a beat'em up set in a dystopian cyberpunk Neo-Barcelona. And btw now that we're talking about it, it will feature pickpockets, fake good sellers, drunk tourists, street beer sellers, police brutality and so on. And one of the main characters is half gipsy muslim.
 
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