With rumors of both the PS3 and Xbox 360 getting their own Wii Remote style controllers, and with Xbox Avatars and PS3 XMB and Trophies on the way, is it fair to say that originality is now dead and buried in the games industry?
Sounds like something would of read in 84, 94 or even 04. Originality is not dead, sh*t happens and people borrow from other people, same goes for music industry, car industry, movie industry. Once you innovate, people imitate, nothing new here folks...
And I also think that it's now easier to copy or imitate with certain things because of firmware updates and downloads which wasn't as big as last gen. I don't think originality is dead and buried, even if it seems to get to that point one day, one smart business will recognize that and blow us away with something new and cool.
The idea of achievements was not created by Microsoft, loads of games had some kind of achievements system before Microsoft implemented them. All Microsoft have done is taken achievements and unified them into a single system accross the board. So they have just improved an idea that already existed. Something that Microsoft did that is quite impressive is cross game chat.
y would we care if consoles copied? It means we can get all we want from one console rather than buying more!
I think that sharing technology is one of the best things about the game industry. It gives everyone the opourtunity to enjoy the same things that other games and systems have. Its a give and take relationship that is going to mould the gaming community together.
I wonder how you have one bubble, so I bubbled you.
Giving you some as well.
but there is only so many ways you can have in game communication, and i feel that all of which have been or will be utilized. Also if something is working really well for another company why not attempt to recreate that same success on your own product. I think it would suck if only Toyotas' had airbags because they were first ones to implement them into automobiles. (that may not be true, just made that up to prove a point.) P.S. Bubbles up Eddie for your soild comment.
Jealous of something that the 360 has had since day one? Sony is just playing catch up. Although doing a pretty darned good job of it.
there has always been copying in this business. Originality isn't dead, this is progress. I just wish it wasn't so obvious...a Sony/M$ Wii remote, I mean com'on!
it would be an add-on you jackazz, meaning no one will be forcing you to buy it like the way Sony forced blu-ray down your throat kid.
Looks like someone missed their nap. cranky again are we mr. Pink panties who likes meat injections up the a$$? BTW Way to stick to the subject matter sh!t for brains
the pic on my avator is my girl, and i'm Al. but judging by your avator, i doubt a homo like you is into girls, so keep dreaming of c0ck and hairy balls.
:etowonimsogr ermmmm next ur gona say sony forced dvd down our throat with the ps2 but hey look how that turned out :D some1s crying cuz hddvd failed and soon digital distribution will 2
Yeah like the pictures that come in a new wallet? LOL!!!! Idiots like you make the time go by so Goddamned fast, I thank you and your fellow PUTO Bot brethren
Thats a girl? i was sure that was a tranny in that Avatar.
"Yeah like the pictures that come in a new wallet?" "Thats a girl? i was sure that was a tranny in that Avatar." well, i already know for a fact PsWe60 is a HOMO, but now it seems Xlll has shown his true colors too. If there is one thing i am more than proud of, its my girl.... Just because a couple of fruitcakes like yourselves dont appreciate a hot girl, doesn't mean she's not, it just means you'd rather be sucking each other little c0cks because thats what your into...boys.
Lol aww did i hurt your feelings? Is your pal er i mean "girl" (i use that term very loosely here) offended? That thing has man hands you can't deny it. I can't really tell but is that a adam's apple?
bubbles to all comments for BrotherNick as it has nothing to do with the topic lol. fact is that no industry would ever be able to evolve without taking ideas from another organisation.
What topic? Anyways I'm all for this, if they can make ideas better that's good for everyone.
out spoken gamers want it xD if gamers didn't care about ingame xmb or trophies sony would have never given it a second thought and if gamers didn't care about personalized avatars microsift wouldn't have cared. you can blame yourselves before you can blame the developer on originality, i mean just look how many people want a ff7 remake it doesn't have to be different just needs a next gen graphics boost.
If someone can improve on an all ready existing product the consumers will get more and better choices. I can see how "fanboys" can find this negative, but if youre non biased about it you will see it is beneficial for all consumers.
uh no originality isnt dead this is an industry thats been pretty much built on doing wat the other guy did better
the PS3 coming out with an In game XMB is in no way copying the 360....but the trophies kinda are
In game XMB and trohpies are both copies of what live has
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." Albert Einstein Nothing is creative and I do not see this being such a big deal PS3 users really want this stuff so Sony is giving it to them. Sony is one of the only gaming companies coming out with new original IPs Little Big Planet, Infamous, White Knight Chronicles, the list can go on. Why do you think they are never securing exclusives they are focusing on making their own games.
Exactly. Sony is very creative when it comes to this stuff.
ahh no company comes up with something... other companies copy endless cycle, companies will still be original :)
sony brought the shaking controls and then the other companies followed so what? xbox made the online feature and others followed so what? wii made the wii mote others will follow so what?? this article is pointless!!!
Trophies are going to be pointless to all 19 games I already own and 37 PSN games and what have you. Trophies are only going to be viable looking forward and when I look forward I see nothing that interest me. Motorstorm 2 "yank" Resistance 2 "yank" Little big planet "big yank" home "yank" Killzone 2 "yank and yank again" After those games Sony has nothing. No RPG's coming. Nothing. Trophies are pointless anyways. Why do I need a trophy saying I beat a game. I have a game save that tell me that. It's wasted space. It's not like they're going to have anything or objectives attached to them. You get 3 trophies "BIG DEAL" Bronze, silver and gold. Those are the trophies you get per game. That tells me this system is a lot more shallow than the xbox 360's achievement system. All I'm going to say.
Now that this is clear, in-game XMB access is not a copy. The 360 Wii Miis are a small copy. But still only in the sense of the way they actually look. An online avatar is not copying Nintendo in any way.
If you can't beat them copy them
I agree, originality isn't dead, it's just that we have firmware updates now, and they can see what market trends are, and try to make better that system. It's all good for us, as they are even more competetive now to have innovative products.
+bubbles to you.
The industry is based on copying what works and improving that. Every once in a while a new idea will come along that is "refreshing, new, cool," and others will copy. Most are damned if they do, damned if they don't. "Sony is copying in game invites from M$" "Sony is stupid for not having in game invites like M$" Usually you'll hear the same fanboy spouting those arguments in two different threads. Fact is, not one company can claim to be original in this industry. The consumer decides what is important, regardless of whether or not it's original. Smart companies listen to their consumers.
I'm not sure why this is a surprise.Both sony and ms and even sega back in the day copied nintendo.One thing to be said for sega tho they did come up with a few things thereself.Sony however never do's anything for thereself.Before all you fanboys say no.i think this genteration preety much proves that.
Yeah like i thought SONy and Microsoft have to copy Nintendo to try and get more sales. i wish they had there own ideas to help out to bad theoir little rats. Go get you own ideas stop copying others!
@ the article well what do you expect its life, everything that makes money will have its clone or share of clones, its simple and its not the first or the last time this kind of thing will happen. GTA and than saints row. MGS than splinter cell COKE than pepsi. ipod than zune and it goes on and on, until the end of time.
How many times must we see the same pic of the three consoles side by side together in different variations?
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