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How EA & Xbox Are Defining Gaming's Bleak Future

Xbox and EA have recently made baffling moves that define how bleak the future of the gaming industry is with major companies at the helm. Ryan Bates from "Last Word on Gaming" posits in this op-ed that maybe it's not ineptitude, but intention.

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Profchaos35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

Name someone that isn't trying to look us these days maybe cdpr.

Take two, ubi and yes even PlayStation are pushing us to own nothing and be happy with our live service ad injected games on a sub so they can raise prices at will and take access away when they see fit.

If it keeps up I'll be a full time retro gamer and this industry will be crashing hard

As rediculas as it sounds we need government reforms to defend consumer rights

gold_drake31d ago

i can tell you that the government or any government has our backs on this. the glo al trend goes to digital.

wait until money is digital only. we are already on the way there.

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AMD working with law enforcement after reports of massive data breach

Initial investigations will weigh the significance of any data theft.
— hack may have uncovered future product details

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rlow11d 4h ago (Edited 1d 4h ago )

China/Russia plain and simple. Chinese are producing their own chips and to catch up they do what they have always done……steal it. When you can’t innovate, stealing is your best friend.

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Sony no longer cares about the PSVR 2, and neither should you

It's a sad, disappointing story that could have been so much better.

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M3talDiamond11h ago

Drop the price and a lot of people will care

blackblades10h ago

Can't drop price when you'll lose money. Also to note people keep talking about wanting them to do a vita 2. In reality it'll end up the same way as this and the vita. Then the same people would B* and say the same thing.

Cacabunga7h ago(Edited 7h ago)

I will care when they allow backward compatibility.. i do not want 2 headsets for my PS4 library

JackBNimble2h ago

If sony wants psvr2 to be mainstream, then they drop the price. Obviously they won't do that and it will just end up dying like the vita.

StormSnooper9h ago

Not sure what this article is about because they just released a bunch of games for it…

Babadook75h ago

I’ll give you one word.

FUD.

They’ve been at that since day one. They want it dead.

ChasterMies8h ago

Sony dropped the price for their summer sales event.

fr0sty5h ago

Nothing more annoying than articles that assume things, and articles that tell you what to think, and this one does both.

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ocelot0710h ago

I care as soon I can have one headset that works on both pc and ps5.

fr0sty5h ago

They have an adapter coming in August that enables just that.

ocelot074h ago

My comment should of been written like this.

I care, As soon I can have one headset that works on both pc and ps5.

Fishy Fingers9h ago(Edited 9h ago)

Admirable for persisting but after PSVR is it any surprise?

Half baked PC release feels more like an effort to shift dead stock then anything else.

bunt-custardly9h ago

Not enough people buying the hardware. The strategy from the get-go should have been these hybrid releases and as mentioned in the article, some form of wizardry like Praydog's UEVR mod for older Playstation titles converted into VR with very little effort once the software is sorted.

Basically a lack of vision from the corporate side.

Babadook75h ago

Praydog may be wizardry but the experience isn’t there.

As a long time supporter of VR the experience of VR2 is pretty awesome.

bunt-custardly2h ago

I haven't tried PSVR 2 but on your other point, I am gonna have to disagree with you there strongly. As a PCVR user (RTX 4090 PC), playing games that weren't meant for VR even with a gamepad is way better than playing flatscreen. I guess it boils down to whether you're one of those people who believe "It's not VR without motion controllers" or not. I always remind people who take this stance of when the CV1 Oculus RIFT launched without those controllers vs HTC Vive. Regardless of the differences, CV1 players still had a great time in VR, as they did with the previous Oculus DK1 & 2. Being immersed in the game world, feeling the sense-of-scale does not require motion controllers as a prerequisite.

MIDGETonSTILTS179h ago

Ummm, they’re releasing at least 4 high profile games for the headset in 2024 alone:
1) Metro VR
2) Behemoth
3) Aliens
4) War Thunder

That’s more games than SOME platforms release in an entire gen…. So how can you say Sony doesn’t care about their latest headset?

Fishy Fingers9h ago(Edited 9h ago)

"They're" not releasing any of those, all 3rd party. Has Sony developed or published a single PSVR2 game since 2023?

ocelot078h ago

In that case then Sony no longer cares about the ps5 and neither should we right? Only released helldivers 2 so far this year. What's next astrobot in September?

The thing is. The PSVR2 can absolutely survive on just 3rd party releases. Ps5 has proved is this year. Just as Xbox did for the last 10 years.

Fishy Fingers8h ago

Odd, your supporting argument for proving Sony cares about PSVR2 is that they hasn't released much for PS5 either? Interesting take.

But there is a difference, we know PS5 games are coming, being worked both by Sony and their collaboration with other studios and there is a constant and consistent release of 3rd party. PSVR2, not so much.

Babadook75h ago

3rd party seems to be the strategy though. And it may well have been for the best. Sony had recruited a fair bit of support. And that proves the article here wrong.

MIDGETonSTILTS175h ago

If it is superior experience to the Quest port, and comparable to the experience with a Steam headset… then I am happy.

Ps5conehead4h ago

Who gives a crap as long as there are games

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