Chris from SuperCheats takes a look back at the emergence of Sony on the console scene and how it has changed over the years.
A rambling and completely worthless two pages of text.
I don't know if good or bad but they absolutely nailed what is best for gamers with the PS4. I wish MS and Nintendo had done the same.
Interesting article. Can I ask you a question. Would you classify the PC as last gen's best for gamers? The reason I ask is because I can only assume they are the best for gamers based on the fact they're the more powerful console. The PC last gen was FAR superior to the PS3 and 360 (obviously much closer this gen). Outside of power they have done little that makes them FOR gamers. The Xbox One gives me the ability to make my gaming console the center of my living room. It is a fantastic gaming machine, and offers cool features like voice control, instant switching, TV pass through, etc. I'm not saying that the One is the gamers console, because I'm not that naïve . But to call the PS4 the gamers console when it has done little in terms of innovation, or push our overall gaming experience, I believe is blind loyalty. If POWER = for gamers, then the PC would rain supreme would it not? Now before you bring it up, what MS was trying to do with DRM, and used games was a MASSIVE mistake but is not part of the system. So their reversal doesn't make them against gamers. As Sony's stance on DRM and used games make them for gamers. Because companies make mistakes as you and I do. We can't hold it against them forever.
@ThePope Buuuuut not everyone likes the pc for countless other reasons.. the ps4 (and really sony as a whole) are definitely innovating by bringing some of the most amazing studios (and their games) together under one roof (Sony worldwide studios)
MS simply was forced to change their plans. Not because they wanted to, they had to in order to survive.
I always here this from people how sony is for the gamer, how are they for the gamer more then micro or nintendo?? I have wii u , ps4 and xbone i dont even play my ps4 atm cause there are no games to play. They hype up the order with zero gameplay vids, the launch titles were nothing special, micro had the better launch. Micro had the drm fiasco, the gamers seemed to complain about that and micro reversed it. Sony had drm planned too, just they didnt implement/ mention it cause they seen micro getting backlash. I would like to know how sony is for teh gama
I never intended on reading it anyway.. but i agree with the headline. sony took a few steps back last gen.. Somehow, they came back around this gen. Pretty much just by not being an ass at their unveiling like MS
Just curious of how you think Sony took a few steps backwards as a gamer viewpoint?
They were slow at launch, slow to adapt, slow to evolve. Were you there early? a launch owner? Things were very... basic. If you can remember Sony didnt want to engage the PS3 being a social platform. In japan at the time, people were interested in gaming being more solitary. The other markets demanded other wise. Sony has come a long long way, built up their Online network to be one of the best. Holy cow, do u remember PlayStation Network at its very beginning? Compared to Xbox live it was day and night. Im a Sony guy, but they took some steps back at the beginning of last gen for sure, from the PS2 age of dominance.
Do you remember the arrogance of Sony execs when the PS3 was launching and how people should get a second job to pay $600, and the lies about how it was going to do 120FPS 1080P through 2 hdmi ports at once? Yeah...
Thanks for that - I'm sure the author will appreciate your critique.
Since they didn't try to take the games from the gamer. Remember what M$ tried to do to the XBox One?
Let me guess. Does it have to do with DRM?
Its real easy Xbox watched PS3, listened and learned and gained huge market share on SONY. SONY watched Xbox one, listened and learned, and gained huge market share back. Key word, Listened - to the people.
What, Sony is the good guys now? Were they ever the bad guys to begin with?
Being the good guy doesn't mean you were once the bad guy. We're not talking Green Ranger, here; the rest of the Rangers were good guys, but they didn't show up until after the bad guys did. Hell, cops are (generally) good guys; they didn't have to be criminals first before they could become cops. I dunno who the bad guys are in this case, but there was no need for Sony to have been considered bad guys before they could become good guys. Not sure where you got that idea from.
Ya, sony were all good guys when they were telling people to get a second job to afford a $600 ps3, or lying about the 120fps/1080P/hdmi thing, or removing features like Linux and Backwards Compatibility so they could sell remastered PS2 games or saying how rumble was last gen even though technical reasons were preventing them from using it, and then doing a 180 and bringing it back because they settled whatever lawsuit they had going on about it. Riiiiiiiiiiight. You sony fanboys truly are blind to everything negative, EXCEPT for when it comes from Microsoft. It's funny and sad. At least I can admit when MS screws up. I just don't tolerate ignorance or trolling.
I am not sure. SONY executives said long after the E3 launch that the PS4 was going to have the camera bundled in and cost $500, there would be restrictions on used games, and would require online for play. After MS did its reveal and SONY saw the negative reaction, they IMMEDIATELY unbundled the camera (making it useless), dropped the price, DRM restrictions, and no longer required online connection to play. KUDOs for listening and reacting so quickly, but they certainly weren't listening to their users BEFORE E3. Then there is the lack of MP3 play, streaming, and few other things they removed from the PS3 for no good reason except to push subscription services like NOW. Frankly, I am wary of SONY.
A complete waste of time, spent reading this so call article.
"The issue of impressment -- the forced recruiting of American sailors by quite literally seixing them from the crews of US-flagged vessels and snatching them up in foreign ports -- and forcing them to serve in the Royal Navy was one of the more serious issues that caused the United States to declare war against Britain in 1812." What about the issue of USA trading with Napoleon who Britain was at with? and one of the main reasons for the war of 1812 was the USA trying to annex Canada whilst Britain had 99% of its forcing fighting Napoleon. We still kicked you out.
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