Someothermonkey: But in the end, the damage is done. The backlash has been immense and almost universal. It hasn't even been a month since the console was revealed and they've completely backpedaled from their biggest feature. At least before, they were selling it as an always connected device, and could try to pretend there were benefits to consumers from that. Now, all they have left is a underpowered and more expensive machine, that's still tied to the kinect system and all the privacy concerns surrounding it.
Voiceofreason01: RexTalionis:Yes, because playing a game with your arms outstretched in front of you for extended periods of times doesn't lend itself to fatigue or anything.the kinect would be sweet if someone could figure out what the hell it's good for but like the example you posted most of the uses for it are demonstrably worse than using a conventional controller.
FlashHarry: behold the power of social media.the always-on camera is still spooky though.
ShamanGator: Little piece of electrical tape will solve a multitude of problems.Every one use scotch tape, All those blurry pictures will have them freaking over a bunch of "bad cameras".Easy set up for cheap entertainment.
King Keepo: What has changed? I'm seeing no 180 here at all. It was never "always on" and still requires the internet. The bit where it says you can still play if you lose your connection I assume means if you lose it for less than 24 hours as per before.Kinnect is still the same. There is some clarification about what the cloud does. They release in some markets. Some TV guff is clarified. They just put everything in a bulleted list and everyone is happy again?[img69.imageshack.us image 400x528]
Cytokine Storm: None of you understand this issue, this guy gets it.More studios WILL close and you'll see more PC and mobile games.I have seen the number of unique gamer tags vs actual sales numbers and it ain't pretty.At the end of the day many hardcore dislike what was attempted. You can't do well in that space with many of your core unhappy... Especially when users have a choice. The nature of capitalism encourages competition and Sony played into that.Brace yourselves. More tacked on multiplayer and DLC are coming.You're also about to see available microtransactions skyrocket. HATS FOR EVERYONE.I want *developers* who worked their asses off to see money on every copy of their game that is sold instead of Gamestop. fark me, right?*Sony* forced Microsoft's hand, not the internet whining.You're going to see digital versions of your favorite games with added "features" and content to lure you to digital over disc based.I find it funny how people are saying that I "lost" when I don't have a job or an allegiance now.What I do have is 20 years of experience making games and seeing how the sausage is made.-Cliffy B.
Elegy: Sony bricks users consoles with upgraded HDDs, MS reverses on DRM.[img.fark.net image 294x515]I need more popcorn.
Someothermonkey: What exactly did Sony do that they took back, and can now might do again?
wuma: Why so mad? This might actually increase sales for a system people ran away from.
RexTalionis: codergirl42: Yeah it's not like you ever had to outstretch your arms for extended periods of times in real life.Typically, I don't. They usually just hang at my side. I am not a Chinese vampire.
USA Prime Credit Peggy: Wait, where's all the shills who were saying how great and innovative being forced to be always online was? And how awesome and wonderful Microsoft was being by leading the way there?Gone? You don't say?
shifty lookin bleeder: hardinparamedic: Adolf Oliver Nipples: The Kinect thing will not change because they built it into the machine itself and they will not be redesigning it to remove it.Little piece of electrical tape will solve a multitude of problems.Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?
WalkingCarpet: It's funny, I could live with all the DRM but the one thing that remains is the one thing I hate the most, mandatory Kinect.
hardinparamedic: Adolf Oliver Nipples: The Kinect thing will not change because they built it into the machine itself and they will not be redesigning it to remove it.Little piece of electrical tape will solve a multitude of problems.
hardinparamedic: eddievercetti: Still 100 bucks more expensive and still needs the Kinect to play. Fark off Don.I'll stick with PS3 and Steam. PS4 soon.Oh, don't tell him to fark off. Watching Don Mattick is like watching a bus wreck into a gas station and burn with those on board screaming, or a Tijuana Donkey Show. It's horrific, but you just can't help but stare in awe at it.
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