MMGN: The game is changing and proprietary hardware is first on the chopping block. It’s going to take some sturdy defences from the big three to tackle the next ten years.
I think the announcement by Google that cloud gaming is coming to Google TV is an interesting step forward for that market. There seems to be a lot of different things happening all at once, and I can't imagine Microsoft upgrading power over adaptability of hardware, making a console that is affordable, accessible and able to sustain changes and threats. Sony's sentiment at CES appears to be, "4K is our future: this is what's next", and they seem to be banking A LOT on digital distribution. I'm really unsure about it all, but 2013 is definitely important. IMO I think that as a consumer, being unsure about it all is exciting, because I know I'm probably going to be shocked about what's in store. E3 should be fun.
2013: The year everyone becomes a hardware manufacturer.
The future of gaming always sounds good on paper,but let the facts be known that with all this talk about "4K" and "illumination"that it comes with a price tag. With a brand name 55 inch UHD tv costing around $12,000.00 it will be priced out of reach for alot of us! Not to mention that these new consoles and the games for them will cost a ton more then what we are paying now. Where does all this talk of the "next gen" in gaming leave all of us current gen owners? Although the numbers haven't been released yet ,I bet that there where a huge amount of current gen systems and games for it sold this holiday season. As one political catch phrase that was overly used from some years back "its the economy stupid" comes to mind when I read these stories about "next gen" With my wages frozen for the past 6 years and the cost of everything else going up,one of the few semi affordable pleasures in life for me is gaming. Nobody knows when if any time ,that things will get better,but as the release dates loom for these "next gen" systems,I will still ( unless I hit a lotto ) be playing my xbox360 and PS3!!!
How many times have we heard this.
Hmmm...I'm pretty sure the most important year was 1985 when Nintendo entered the market to save the industry from complete and utter obscurity. Much of the groundwork for how to run a successful industry and profit off it were layed down with the NES, and is still in effect today. This article is just stating what every generation change has done to date, and that's adapt with the times to deliver what the consumers want, and what they can sell.
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