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The Next Generation: Convenience is Making a Comeback

The current console cycle has been bogged down with an onslaught of new complications. Systems need to update, games must be patched, and all the while Steam was making PC gaming easier than ever. That said, Sony's PlayStation 4 press conference teases a return to superior convenience with instant streaming and unobtrusive downloads. Considering these advances, could simplicity be the secret weapon of the next generation?

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GalacticEmpire1668d ago

I've said in an earlier comment that I believe making something more of a convenience can in itself be an innovation. In this respect Sony have gone from being slightly behind with PS3 to way ahead of the curve with PS4.

Good_Guy_Jamal1668d ago (Edited 1668d ago )

LOL. Ahead of what curve? Also convenience = innovation these days? How exactly is this particular convenience an innovation? I mean its very easy to throw around words like that in praise of SONY to drum up agrees on this site but what exactly do you mean?
How does the PS4 innovate with convenience? I really want to know.

For convenience sake, I parked my car in reverse so when I get up in the morning I don't have to back out of my carport into traffic. Does that make me an innovator?

GalacticEmpire1668d ago (Edited 1667d ago )

Using Apple as an example here, they weren't the first to make a smartphone or most of the other things they are hailed as innovators for but they did make the (one of the) first user friendly smartphones. They brought everything together in a unique/innovative way and made it convenient to use.

"For convenience sake, I parked my car in reverse so when I get up in the morning I don't have to back out of my carport into traffic."

This is just a ridiculous analogy, and seems to reflect the words you have put into my mouth, "convenience = innovation", which I never said. Like in the example of Apple, brining everything together in a convenient manner CAN be an innovation and this is what Sony have achieved with the share button.

I don't know why I'm bothering to explain this to you, judging by your comment history you would never give Sony credit, no matter what they do.

maniacmayhem1666d ago (Edited 1666d ago )

You still didn't answer the question, How does the PS4 innovate with convenience?

You provided the example of Apple but not PS4. Unless the SHARE button was your only claim of innovation.

""convenience = innovation", which I never said."

But you did say something similar to that effect,

"I've said in an earlier comment that I believe making something more of a convenience can in itself be an innovation."