Think it's time to sell the Wii and PS3 once the PS4 arrives; I cant afford another jumble of wires behind the wall unti, there just isnt any more room for another component.
Although I would hope they would keep the power cord input and everything else the same, this way you could just unplug one system and swap them out as needed.
My wife is going to divorce me.
Only if you're luckyMy wife is going to divorce me.
On another note, I ****ing hope Bethesda announces Fallout 4 tonight, but I doubt it. Rumors are swirling like crazy, they also have a 'unannounced title' to show tonight at 8pm (5pmPST), after they show TESO, Wolfenstien, The Evil Within, ????
MS also said that the XB1 will not work outside of the following countries
If you're into playing imports , PS4 is region free.
Also came across this handy chart of all the games from E3, and their platforms -
What was the unnamed title that they showcased tonight, Fish?
There was an interview with Don Mattrick (one of the MS suits), and he was asked if someone wasnts a XB1 but has limited or no internet connectivity, and bluntly said that 'they should buy a 360'.
Seriously? That's your answer?
Edit:found the link
Last edited by Fishooked; 06-13-2013 at 07:00 AM.
These goofy ass, non-sensical decisions serve no real purpose other than alienating consumers.
Within a mere matter of hours Microsoft went from the favorite to rule the next generation of gaming to being a worldwide laughingstock.
There's tons of people out there who basically live paycheck to paycheck. So if money is tight one month and I have to go a month without internet, by extension I can't play my XBOX?
What the hell is the purpose of this?
And you're telling me that I can no longer borrow or lend games to friends or trade in a game if I get tired of it or just flatout don't like it?
Again, what the hell is the purpose of this?
And to totally neglect Asia, by far the most populated region on the planet?
What kind of silly ass business model is that?
Not to throw a little curveball into the thread...but I will.
What about Apple as a gaming platform in the living room? Not just mobile games on iOS for iPhone or iPad, but hear me out...
Apple has an ecosystem (iTunes, iCloud, App Store) that in economic terms is "sticky." People don't usually have one Apple device, they have several and they use them together, sharing data like music, games, apps, etc. between their devices and with Apple TV, that little hockey puck device that gets your iTunes music, movies, your photos, etc. to the television.
Would it be a far stretch to supe up that device and leverage it for gaming? What if you already had an iPhone, iPod Touch, an iPad and you could use those as controllers, putting your iOS games up on the big screen in HD via Apple TV? Depending on how the game applications were engineered you could also leverage the computing power of the handheld device/controller like your iPhone in conjunction with some processing power of the Apple TV.
The gaming world revolves around PCs, XBox, PS3/4, Nintendo, and to an increasing degree, mobile. But mobile is a gaming platform of convenience, not necessarily for hardcore immersive gaming experiences. With the incredible talent and treasure (cash) that Apple possesses I don't think it would take a lot of effort for Apple to cannibalize the traditional gaming market by offering a path to traditional "living room" gaming using many of the products people already own.
Am I smokin' crack on this?
Wife:"All you do is sit there in front of the TV, playing with your Sega Genesis.......game boy...."....[sneers]
Me: First of all, its a PlayStation. Secondly, what's that on your Kindle?
Wife: "Words With Friends"
Me: Hate to break it to you, but you are gaming....
Wife: "No I'm not!"
Me: Is it or is it not a game?
Wife: "It's an app...."
Me: [facepalms] ...
Anyway, what I mean is the mobile platform has turned a lot more people into gamers, whether they realize it for not.
Curious to see if the Ouya (the Android kickstarter console) does anything or not, I think Google is keeping an eye on it. Android has a much bigger market share, plus Google has the additional advantage of being able to control the delivery system (somewhat) with Google Fiber, at least from an internet perspective.
Nintendo joins the fray in kicking MS in the groin:
I've never been much of a Nintendo fan, since all of their games are either aimed at Japan, or children, but they make some good points.
Frankly, there are TOO ****ING MANY games :shakes_cane:
I'd be happy with 2-3 rock solid AAA titles per year, myself.
Nintendo: If devs are worried about used game sales, they should make better games
Bestbuy has updated their PS4 release date to November 30th, which i believe is also the XBox1 release date.
I dont know if the is the "final date" but it would seem to make sense they release together.
As a side note to why Microsoft is also dumb. The DRM etc is a byproduct of them wanting to have this "always online" thing where you can play your games at friends' houses etc and they didn't mention for more than 5 seconds the actual benefits of this always online world. They let that be the entire story of E3 with not a whisper of what I'm sure are some cool things their new platform can do. Their publicist should be boiled in lava.