Submitted by Vames 838d ago | opinion piece

The Single Most Important Thing All Next-Gen Consoles Need Is...

Mobile & Apps: "What is it that all next-generation consoles need you wonder? The answer isn't fancy graphics and super-fast computing, but what all next-generation consoles need is a screenshot tool." (Next-Gen, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

1upgamer99  +   839d ago
Uh, the Wii U does that already.
Kingofwiiu  +   838d ago
By pressing the home button (to act as a screenshot capture button) the image can then be shared on Miiverse.

The 3DS can do this also. Press home (to take any screen shot) then go to the Notes app and you will have the top and bottom screen and you can select either screen and the top screen image is 3D. This can then be exported to your camera/images app which can then be put onto swapnote or your computer via SD card.

Old news is old.
deafdani  +   838d ago
Wait... how do you export the screens that appear in the 3DS's notes section to the SD card? I don't remember seeing any option for that. Granted, it's been a while since I last checked the notes, but still...
profgerbik  +   838d ago
Vita does that also.. I think what all new consoles need is Hologram Projectors, that project straight from the console so we never have to use TV's or buy anything separate to game on one.

Now that would be epic.
Dasteru  +   838d ago
My PSP does that also.. CFW FTW.
profgerbik  +   837d ago
Your PSP has a hologram projector?
Dasteru  +   836d ago
I was talking about the screenshot function.
Riderz1337  +   838d ago
MagneticDeath  +   838d ago
And Ram
deafdani  +   838d ago
A screenshot tool? No, just no. The most important thing any console needs is good games, and a fucking lot of them. Everything else is secondary.

Seriously... a screenshot tool? -___-
ScubbaSteve  +   838d ago
Preach it.

I would have accepted a push to talk button on the controller tho. Once you have someone on your team forget to take their mic off when they go to the bathroom, you too will agree with me on this one.
kma2k  +   838d ago
One thing i dont see people mention very often that i think is somewhat along the screenshot lines. I would LOVE the ability to "watch" friends play. Hang with me here, say you go to your friends section & you see your friend playing any game, give us one option othen than message or trophies/achivements give us a watch or peek option. Even if its limited to only a minute or two. This would be a great tool for selling games as well as i think it would be cool to be able to see where a friend is at or how good/bad they are. Of course give us the private option if we want so people cant if we dont want them to but i think it would be cool. In no way is this a MUST just an idea!
Ezz2013  +   838d ago
"The Single Most Important Thing All Next-Gen Consoles Need Is...GAMES
Jakens  +   838d ago
The Single Most Important Thing All Next-Gen Consoles Need Is big buget games.
chrispseuphoria  +   838d ago
No, the Single Most Important Thing All Next-Gen Consoles Need is Creativity.
baldulf  +   838d ago
The PS3 has a built in screeenshot tool, but only few games have it activated.

I think most gaming companies are not fond on that function.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   837d ago
Creativity is the most needed, or at least do other technical improvements like better physics,destruction...ETC. In my opinion The Last Of Us graphics are enough, and the AI is more than enough.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   837d ago
I was all excited about WiiU - thinking that the Code Name: "Project Cafe" was going to lead to some hot, steamy, delicious, innovation.
What they need is a Coffee Maker!

BUT NO, all you will be able to do is play great games on the WiiU like Zelda, Metroid, and Fire Emblem- whatevZ...
Hicken  +   837d ago
So... given the sheer stupidity of the suggestion in this article, is it okay if I vote it down?

I mean, let's see how many screenshots you're taking... without any games.
r21  +   837d ago
Screenshots? Id rather have an in game recorder app for every game :L
black911  +   837d ago
First LoL at this artcle a a screenshot tool really? I want all consoles to have some type of 4G/5G service to be online at all times. I can take my console anywhere with a TV and play online.

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