PS3 XMB & Trophies, Xbox 360 Wii Miis - Is originality dead and buried?

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?

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Montrealien3831d ago

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...

iHEARTboobs3831d ago

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.

Linzoid3831d ago

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.

Tomdc3831d ago

y would we care if consoles copied? It means we can get all we want from one console rather than buying more!

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eddierivera3831d ago

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.

BrotherNick3831d ago

I wonder how you have one bubble, so I bubbled you.

juuken3831d ago

Giving you some as well.

Max Power3831d ago (Edited 3831d ago )

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.

tojfs79313830d ago

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.

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PSWe603831d ago

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!

etownone3831d ago

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.

PSWe603831d ago

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

etownone3831d ago

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.

user8586213831d ago


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

PSWe603831d ago

Yeah like the pictures that come in a new wallet?


Idiots like you make the time go by so Goddamned fast, I thank you and your fellow PUTO Bot brethren

Xlll3831d ago

Thats a girl? i was sure that was a tranny in that Avatar.

etownone3831d ago

"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.

Xlll3830d ago

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?

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running rampid3831d ago

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.

BrotherNick3831d ago

What topic? Anyways I'm all for this, if they can make ideas better that's good for everyone.

kingOVsticks3831d ago

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.

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