G4TV involved some gaming jounalists in a heated discussion on wheter Playstation home will be something of a revolution or just another short lived gimmick...
I kinda understand a loyalty factor but as a gamer anytime one company does something well it is good for all gamers. If something is sucessfull you can bet that other companies will try to mimic the experience if that is what is wanted. The apps will come.....
I hate that guy, but he is right Sony does need a Killer App. to move more consoles.
We know they are coming i.e. MGS, HS, (KZ2?) but its taking a while.
Mind u now not longer than previous consoles took to get that killer APP, but Sonyis under the microscope being at the top of the console food chain (riding the last of the PS2 wave) and being at the pinnacle they have the bullseye on their back.
Bring on the Goods Sony!
Anyway back to Motor Storm
I think the discussion is a total waste of time. In the end, it still left the audience hanging.
I don't agree on Microsoft is going to sit there and use quality software to push the consoles. They talk like Sony won't have any other quality software coming out except homes and little big planet? What kind of business people are they? That's a reason they dont run microsoft.
Of course Microsoft will have an answer, it will be a heated battle expect big announcement from both Sony and Microsoft during E3.
Not a gimmick! End of story.
Doesn't the basics of Home already exist, oh what is called oh yeah Second Life.
Just out of curiosity Stiffler, how long have you been playing SecondLife?
My point exactly...
I've been playing second life for over a yeah, and own my own property. Home is user friendly second life, and to me it's useless on a console. I have a console to play games, I won't spend much time in this fake world I'm going to be playing games. I just want to be able to play with friends fast and easily.
Watch as porn skins, 14yr olds, advertisements, and micro transactions, eat away at the Home. It wont be fun, sony fans are just grasping at anything by this point, we need sony to make some killer games.
A revolution or a gimmik? The consumer decides
But I'm skeptical. With the tendency that Sony has to totally overhype or promise way too much. I'll wait until it actually comes out to see if it really is as good as they say it will be.
Home, to me, is a bonus addition to an already great machine.
The software is coming, and it's looking rather good, to be honest.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Virtua Fighter 5
Metal Gear Solid 4
White Knight Story
Ratchet and Clank
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII Versus
Little Big Planet
I mean, really, what is it going to take for people to admit that the PS3 has some good things going for it? The games I listed above are only a few reasons why I've purchased my PS3. Sure, I have to wait for them, but 360 fans had to wait 6 months for Oblivion, a year for Gears of War, two years for Halo 3, two years for Mass Effect, a year and a half for Crackdown.
As a PS3 owner, I had to wait 0 days for Resistance (day one title), 4 months for VF5, 5 months for Motorstorm, 5 months for Oblivion, presumably 7 months for Lair and Ninja Gaiden Sigma, about 8 months for Heavenly Sword, a year for Metal Gear Solid 4. I don't see a difference.
The point is that we have to wait for the good stuff to come, and it is coming, but something like Home is just some sweet icing on the cake. Also, from what I've read of Home, all of the core features outside of the virtual environment, will be a standard part of the Cross Media Bar anyway, so Home isn't a requirement for any of us.
It's there if we want it, and it's free. Even if it turns out to be a gimmick, it's not like it's costing us anything (unless we purchase products from Home, for Home. But that's entirely our choice).
I'm personally excited to see what they do with Home, but it's no sweat off my back if it doesn't skyrocket. There are plenty of good PS3 games coming that will make me get over it.
when they tie this completely to every game.. PS gaming with Home is gonna be sweet.
They need to get their head out of their a$$'s.. Second Life devlopers didnt even comment but all of you take it upon yourself?
Keep paying for your Old Spice and Kellogs ads on live.
a record or something man.
if you like the idea of home and want a taste of it now go and buy test drive unlimited.
you will see why.
and you get a pretty good racing game too.
For sure it's a revolution! Think about it. Sony has come up with a vessel to distribute to the masses fun, information, and growing technology all at once. We can finally say that in this case, everyone wins. Developers, advertisers, and gamers..........oh, and Sony...They probably win the most :P
no, no no...you see this has nothing to do with the Wii or XBox360. People have to ask themselves questions like this (some) because they're like -- "damn! why didn't my company or the people I support think of some really cool @$$ $hit like this? Oh well let's try to find a way to make it suck even if it doesn't" --
These pathetic a$$ monkeys at G4 need to get a life, quit being so damn hermaphroditic toward Ms. Webb and sound off for what they really believe (I know they're getting paid). What a bunch o' whining conjecturing pinheads with nothing more to do than analyze crap to the point of insanity! Ya know most critical reviews only reveal who the author that's writing it really is -- not how the movie or game is (in this case application)-- unfortunately this excersise just further proves the notion.
Home Sweet Home
* and no, cuppa -- no one and I mean NO ONE on this site is taking you seriously dude with the test drive unlimited comparison to HOME. Please stop all the spam garbage posting from thread to thread like top gamr and real deal used to do and get real. No one is really taking you seriously -- you know this right? Cheers.
is Second Life not a interactive, communication, community driven service or not. What the hell do you think Home is dumb A$$, can you not buy sh!t on Second Life. Not to mention customizing stuff such as home and character appearance. Now let me ask you have you ever played Second Life in your words "my point exactly...".
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