We're calling it as a win for Kazuo Hirai and friends this round, maybe in the 9th gen Microsoft will take the lead.
Sony beat MS by being more consumer friendly
ONE step forward and three hundred and sixty steps back.
359 actually, otherwise it will end up in the same position.
MS is the only one trying too take a leap forward.
They are and more than likely it's the way of the future but I want none of it. And this is coming from someone who has enjoyed their 360 infinitely more than their PS3. It's PS4 and Wii U this time around.
they have only shown how much they want to control everything. They want to come into our living rooms, take our money.. as much of it as possible and then control every aspect of what we do with that content after the money has exchanged hands. Not the leap forward I am looking for.
Having a controlled market can reduce game cost, like whats been done with Steam. It won't happen at first, of course. Someone needs too take a risk too push forward, MS did it with only supporting broadband(which made it so I couldn't be online for a few years), Sony did it with Bluray, now MS is doing it with always being connected. As with any risk, it may back fire, or it may push gaming too new levels. Only time will tell. No one made a fuse about this stuff when On Live tried too make a push into the living room, the Steam Box will be similar also.
I see what you are trying to say... pushing using broadband only I can see the positive side to it. pushing bluray as a format, i can see the postive. pushing always online for digital content, it's a nobrainer. pushing always online and then forcing these restrictions on physical media, I do NOT see the positive side at all.
Yes, they are taking leaps forward. But it's way to big of a leap. People aren't ready for these advances. If they kept used games, and allowed offline play, then it would be a little user friendly. Well this is my opinion at least. Lol
You can still play used games, that's been confirmed.
I think you meant downward
After this cable box fails they'll either get on the right track or sell their gaming division...
Microsoft is the gamers/consumers enemy. Every body knows that now except ur a greedy goon like microsoft
the giant leap would be getting rid of them.. and guess what.. they are doing all the job themselves
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