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Submitted by zerocrossing 519d ago | opinion piece

Jimquisition New Generation, Old Bullsh*t

The PlayStation 4 was announced last week, but Sterling wasn't quite feeling the buzz.

The PS4 is interesting, Sony's plans are promising, but the industry itself, and the culture of business around console games? THAT is what needs a new generation. Hardware is just a placebo if the attitudes showcased at the big PS4 reveal are anything to go by. (Industry, PS4)

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NewMonday  +   519d ago
for a moment thier I felt Sterling will slit his wrists at the end of the video, sounded more like a suicide note than a rant.
OccludedGamer  +   519d ago
This may be a bit harsh, but whatever gets his sensationalized rubbish off the net would be appreciated.

PS. I know a bunch of gamers also like him, that's fair enough, He just isn't for me, hence the opinion. Not to mention it's intended as humor before anyone takes it seriously (is it not sad that we have to put this sometimes on N4G?)
WarThunder  +   519d ago
Jim u idiot, PSN games are also made for the cell...
Its made for the PS3 architectural!
and easier console architect means better games and less time to design and produce a game... U don't know what ur talking about.

See what i have told guy! Most of those people who own gaming website don't know what the f**k they are talking about they just like to talk nonsense and bashing everything that "they" don't like. Those idiots speak in the name of millions of gamers...
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Jaybronee  +   519d ago
How many times did I play a PS2 game on my shiny new PS3? 0.0
Not to mention, does Sterling think I'm going to throw my two PS3s in the garbage once I get the PS4?
izumo_lee  +   519d ago
I think it is a little too early to question Sony whether they will have innovative & unique game experiences on their console. The PS4 event was to me just a tease of things to come the appetizer before the main course that is E3.

The show laid out the groudwork that Sony is planning to build with the PS4 & the games shown are early foundations. I have no doubt that Sony will continue to support unique game experiences like they have been doing so for close to 20 years. Think about it, these are the guys that brought us ICO, Shadow of the Collossus, Flower, Journey, Heavy Rain, Patapon, Loco Roco, Tokyo Jungle, Unfinished Swan, Escape Plan, Gravity Rush, & a whole lot more.

Add to the idea that Indie developers have the ability to self publish on the PS4 (PSN) is even more exciting to see what the Indie community will bring...Jonathon Blow being the first with 'The Witness'.

I know Jim wasn't singling out Sony but wouldn't be more appropriate to give us this rant after seeing what Microsoft has to offer. If they are more of the same than yeah rant away.

*also that video that Sony showed about the developers a lot of them are from Sony's internal studios with a few 3rd party ones like Ninja Theory & Tim Shaefer. And we all know that Sony's internal studios know how to get the most out of a Sony platform.
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doctorstrange  +   519d ago
Paraphrased: "I understand why PS3 disc games don't work on PS4 because they moved away from The Cell, but there's no excuse for PSN titles"

PSN games are also developed using the Cell, they are just like disc games, but not on discs...

"PSN games should work on PS4 because downloadable PS3 PSN games work on Vita"

Nope, they are redeveloped for Vita, it is not the same file...
zerocrossing  +   519d ago
If they wanted to do it they could have, the fact Sony didn't is not very consumer friendly, IMO.
Buff1044  +   519d ago
I've been to enough press conferences to know that first reveals should always be taken with a grain of salt. I hope Sony delivers on everything it mentioned at the press con....there's a tremendous upside to PS4 if it all comes together, but we've all been burned before in some respect.

Now how about making the Crash Bandicoot games available to download on my PS Vita in the U.S.?
MacDonagh  +   519d ago
He is right about David Cage.
Studio-YaMi  +   519d ago
Maybe David Cage is a snob but his games does pack a LOT of emotional scenes and atmosphere.

Just like M&M are artists,I don't agree with Jim trying to simplify what we saw from them and calling it "wii music",that's just a horrible analogy.

I do agree with him though about new IPs and about the PSN games not being backward compatibility.

E3 is where it's at,I can't wait !
MacDonagh  +   519d ago
I have to admit that I enjoy Quantic Dreams' output. However, I don't agree about his view on technology being the only way of expressing emotion.

He uses cinema as an example to show that with the advent of technology; films became better because it had colour, voice acting, sound, HD formats etc. That's not necessarily true. I can think of a number of black and white films for instance that curb-stomps a lot of modern films these days.

Nosferatu vs The Devil Inside
The Great Dictator vs Live Free or Die Hard
Citizen Kane vs everything else

For me, emotional resonance can only be achieved through a combination of image, sound, writing, event, acting. The Walking Dead for instance was just a downloadable game but managed to combine all of those things into a whole to become a GOTY. I would have rather liked to have seen some actual footage from Quantic Dream than anything else.

Don't want to see a floating old man's head for E3.
Studio-YaMi  +   519d ago
Totally agree with your reply man,the MGS4 scene when you revisit shadow moses and "the best is yet to come" starts playing ... it gets to my emotions everytime ! :'(
stuntman_mike  +   519d ago
I like Jim and I agree with him on a lot of points about the bulls**t promises of developers.

and yeah he is right about David Cage but i do like his games.
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shammgod  +   519d ago
Hahahahahahah, he's fat
3rdDimension  +   519d ago
And people wonder why gamers are viewed as nothing more than overgrown children...
fei-hung  +   519d ago
I get what his saying. I get his rant. However, someone once said, if you have nothing positive to add, shut up. This makes me wonder, don't any of the people want next gen consoles unless they reinvent and innovate to their reparations and demands? Have we become like the sensationalist world media that just wants to see the world burn, who can't help but bitch, rant and complain about anything and everything without any positive input in any way shape or form.
arronax-1  +   516d ago
What, so you're saying we can't criticize?
fei-hung  +   516d ago
I think there is a drastic difference in informed criticism and criticizing for the sake of it.

There is also a difference in bitching and criticizing.

There is also a further difference in journalism and just having a rant because you can.

When one knows the difference, one can easily call bullshit on junk like this.
Hicken  +   519d ago
Can't stand this guy.
3rdDimension  +   519d ago
I'm glad someone can call it like the industry is.
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