Gaming Irresponsibly takes a look at a mutual partnership that could change the way we experience online console gaming.
It would be a far better experience. Google would probally intergrate stuff like Youtube (I know 360 is getting this in the Fall) and Google Plus. The Apps would be a nice bonus to use on a gaming console and will only expand of what we would consider the medium in Home Consoles.
I'm still wondering where the GoogleTV app for the PS3 is, much less why Youtube restricts the browser? Forces me to get a better quality of streaming off PS3Youtube. @Dramscus: I'm not talking about XL but the overall limited level of interactivity. How you can't - since I last checked anyway - comment, rate videos or even manage your account. Some videos you can't even access especially the rental service. They're directly keeping you from giving them money - how is that not wrong?
Doesn't really force you to use youtube xl just defaults to it there's a link to regular youtube on the page somewhere. I'd lay bets on them getting together with something like this. I'm pretty sure the vita's os is based of android. Not running android mind but using a similar modified linux kernel.
I don't understand how this hasn't happened yet. They both share a common enemy. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. And NO I didn't take that from that awful AVP movie.
And which enemy would that be? Facebook (enemy of Google Plus), Apple and the IOS (enemy of Android), MS's Bing (enemy to Google search).... I'm sure there are many different aspects we could look at. Realistically MS makes software. Google started as a search provider and Sony does hardware. There is no real "common" enemy. The fact they all dipped their toes in similar waters isnt that much of a big deal. Dont misrepresent what happens in one companies division with a generalization of the company as a whole. Google and motorola deal is probably more important to them at the moment. @godmars...didnt youtube make a change to their streaming options some time ago? Opting for html 5 and silverlight support in addition to the newer flash that the ps3 browser doesnt support. It isnt so much youtube's fault as it is sony's for not releasing an updated browser or patch to convert on the fly. So if you are going through a portal site, they are doing the conversion for you. The Wii does the same thing but they use Opera for their browser and it just got an update not to long ago.
Thing is for one I'm talking about the control interface not video streaming. Though if you do use the main site to view videos and get a commercial, more often than not that will have better video quality than the video you want to watch. Second, having used the PS3 browser for years there have been too many instances of it getting an update and working fine only to have the issues I'm talking about crop up again within days. That kind of thing can only be happening on Youtube's end because they're making it happen. The 360 app deal only confirms it. That it was probably done to present them as neutral and with something to offer. Much like Hulu Plus wold be worthless to a PS3 owner. @malol: Google would get its cut of the action through advertising and accessibility alone. GoogleTV itself isn't a paid/subscription service.
cant see that happen since Google would want its cut in the action
Sony is already working on that and has started that with the PSVita. They just told us the psvitas community, social, and online experience features and by golly...its about time! B-) Yes this includes crossgame chat, but theres more. Now adding google to the picture, its a possibility, but only the future can tell. p.s. what about Apple? It seems Apple and Google are two companys that are friends with Sony. What more could a company do though to a certain extent to make online experience better when combining everyone current experience into one? What I mean is combine PSN, xboxlive, and (all the positives from nintendos online gaming, where do we go beyond that? Projected Holographic sharing? lol Agree or Disagree if you Agree
Apple is also a hardware manufacturer and is trying to fight off the Android market (which includes Sony devices). So it would be more viable for a Sony and Google partnership than an Apple and Sony one since more than likely Apple may be looking at Sony as another competitor than an allie and vice versa.
@tiffac, good point. I used to have a Sony Ericsson but I have an iphone as my current phone,lol. The fact that a company would team up with Sony vs. Making their own console is interesting. It would be kind of chaotic if we had 4 home consoles on the market tho -_- p.s. @otherZinc (comment below) if M$ can blow features into outer space, then why dont they do that with all the money that have? Agree or Disagree if you Agree
If they look to create anything to provide a valid challenge to XBLive then they would have to create a new system from the ground up. This mashup approach that Sony took only paints themselves into corners at times. So the question will become whether or not Google would be willing to take on that burden with all the other equally important stuff they have going on now. It all comes down to the ROI numbers.
Does the "Author" know what M$ does for a living? The next XBOX can have Windows 8, Bing, a PC Processor, Skype, etc... AND its all in house owned by M$. If M$ wants to, they can blow features clean into Outer Space if the want!
the vita has skype just letting you know
so the new xbox will have windows 8, just another failure software MS doesn't know how to fix. Bing was a complete ripoff off google search engine even got sued by google for using the same type of search order when putting in random things. skype vita already has that.
Two companies with their own goals attempting to compete with a single company that already has established one of the strongest core communities for gaming purposes? I think they could offer something that many gamers might consider better, but it would take a lot more money, time, and effort for them to actually work together to get it done to a point where it is equal to Microsoft's offerings let alone providing something overall better.
Not too sure if anything major will come out of this agreement this generation, but who's to say that they couldn't develop a custom version of the Android OS to serve as the backbone on the next system. That would be more in Google's comfort zone...minimal effort to tweek the existing OS and let Sony or 3rd party developers deal with the rest of what Sony needs.
Google does nothing exclusive. They even make apps for Apple. But I don't think Apple will ever make any apps for Android. Google is cool like that.
but i am not holding my breathe for it if it happens its great if it doesn't in my opinion psn is still great. the last xblive dashboard update made it very hard to use so in a way MS is trying to make it user friendly while i like the classic look of psn now if sony can do something about psn store now that's where i think they do need to improve
Not even a chance that Sony And Google Produce A Better Online Experience...M$ are masters when it come to software application and development. Now, I m not saying its not possible, but it wouldn't be easy either to challenge M$.
Ms is master of stealing and buying out other peeps software. And the fact that ms is scared of google should make them poo their pants if this would ever occur.
Lol so true. Even the first version of dos was purchased from another company, and the first version of windows was a clone of the mac os of the time. MS are a blight. The only people that are really into them are uber patriotic americans and consumers that don't check facts and figures. Oh I guess people who have lots of friends on live are pretty into the company but they probably fall into the slightly ignorant category. They really are and always have been a big evil company. Which has been taken to court with antitrust charges and consumer privacy concerns numerous times.
@cyborg6971 I agree M$ has stolon other peeps software. But the sad thing is... about most business corp is that in order to be successful you gotta step on a few people to get ahead in life. That the way it goes, which I don't agree with, but that is what it all about in the Business world. So, in other words, if M$ did not have the shady mentality when the stated out in the 70's, they wouldn't be where they are today. Suck HUH? @gcolley you don't get what I m trying to say... what I m saying is that you just don't go up to M$ and challenge them and expect to win over night. M$ are on top and they will do what ever it takes to keep it that way. Got IT???
@dramscus Are you a idiot. 360 come out of the gate with achievements, 6 months later the PS3 has trophies, but you are fine supporting them, grow up.
"Not even a chance" | "Now, I m not saying its not possible" ??? make up your mind
Microsoft are masters of what? What did you just say?
Let me laugh for sec HAHAHAHAHAHA!!. MS the master of software you must be a good comedian cause that's just funny.
Yes I pray for Google Chrome every morning I wake up to check my e-mail,facebook etc. on my PS3 browser and then my PS3 Freezes.
Why don't you check it on your PC?
lol @ disagrees. Cmon kids, really?
no one looks on my browser history on my ps3.
You really use your PS3 to do all that?
Could could could...still not happening.
Yes. They "could"
Seriously, This is all just wishful thinking. If something like this was actually in the works, the PS3 would at least have chrome as its browser.
This is a ridiculous article looking for hits. Stop writing bullshit like this and have some journalistic integrity, you are degrading not only yourself but the industry. In the even smallest chance that Google were to come into the games industry they damn well wouldn't team up with another company. I've foolishly clicked on your site before and I don't regret not going back.
What are you even talking about. If you quit being ignorant and actually read the story, you would know that these 2 companies have a history of working together. I apologize for feeding this troll
8 people agree with me... and as for the one person disagreeing, I'll put the safe bet on it being you. Hell even your reply got 2 disagrees. You wrote the article for hits. Don't mistreat the community with the integrity you clearly don't have for journalism.
Hell NO, thats just funny!
Just one word....... Possibly.
Sony already has since its free.... also this article is very troll friendly.
I agree, PSN is already better than XBL. There are only like 3 things that XBL gold has that PSN free does not. PSN also has more games with dedicated servers. Many americans think that if you pay for something than it is instantly better than the one that you dont have to. Well news flash, that is bull crap. @NotSoSilentBob It is because sony HAS tried teaming up before. In the past it was going to be nintendo and sony but nintendo decided it was "better" to not go with sony. Thus the playstation franchise was born.
google has more than enough money and resources to come into the game industry full blown. they don't need to team up with anyone, they don't need any help.
kind of like they didnt need any help in the phone industry?
I'm in as long as it's free. If it's not I'm ok with the PSN as it is now.
Well since we are on the subject of pipe dreams , then my dream merger would have to be a Microsoft & Apple combo. Can you imagine what kind of console & software those two would provide consumers ,plus one hell of an online service. wow just thinking about it made me happy.
Every piece of software they've ever made is a simpler, easier to understand version of something that was already on the PC, but at the same time, less capable than the PC counterpart.
Sony can do it themselves if they wanted. They more focus on bringing the games I believe. They don't really need to team up with Google.
After seeing the things the Vita can do i have to agree. I think they're holding back some features which will be in the PS4. I do wish we get a Chrome browser though.
Why does everyone think that Sony is going to partner with another company when they have NEVER used a 3rd party app/system? These articles are getting stupider and stupider.
No, it probably won't be better than Xbox Live. But it will improve the PSN service.
Of course, its google LOL
and they will call it playstation plus.....wait a minute xD
Are we REALLY arguing about "what if"?
What if you never wrote that comment. What if I didn't reply to your comment (Wouldn't have gotten these dissagrees)
I don't even get this. Who cares about internet browsers on a fucking console, i just want to navigate to my games and by stuff off the network. If I want to go on the internet i will just use my PC. Like i am now.
And the answer to that question is a big fat no.
do you work for Sony or Google that you know that?
Sony will never be able to match xbox live no matter who they team up with. MS is always one step ahead and that's the way it will always be. Just watch when next gen rolls around and Live crushes PSN again.
where did you buy your crystal ball? i agree xbox live is better but things can change.
all your base is belong to us
Only Sony and Google can answer that question. But, if they were to join forces. All hell will break lose.
I would want some Google love with ps vita and ps3, just mainly for their apps such as youtube, google+, and chrome browser!
this has absolutely nothing to do with Google... but I was thinking what if Sony like teamed up with say Direct TV and made the NFL Sunday Ticket available similar to something sort of like the NHL and MLB Networks... I could see something like maybe $99.99 or even $79.99 and you could download just the NFL Sunday Ticket... I dunno probably wouldn't happen.. But that would be cool and it's along similar lines with the services Netflix and Hulu provide... so in theory it could be very possible... but for obvious reasons it's probably a long shot.. but yeah sorry I just thought like an NFL Sunday Ticket type thing on PSN and/or Xbox Live would definitely be a money-maker.
Can someone please tell me what makes live that much better than psn. I used to have both systems until my 360 died and I honestly dont think that its that much better than psn. I mean the layout is better and xbla has a better selection of downloadable games but, other than that I really dont notice anything else that stands out. ( Im not talking abt people with mics, or more people online those are all things that users can alter on their own.) Just to let everyone know this is a question not flamebait no ignorant responses or a million disagrees. Just answers and opinions.
PSN is fine with me... alot of these posts are just people's opinions and they want to be heard because there not posative if there right or not. I like PSN alot more because its plain and doesnt have a bunch of bs all over. Yes the arcade section has MORE games, but the psn exclusives are better I also think.
sony already has better online... it needs more people and more people with mics thats it. Its plain and simple, not a bunch of advertising and crap all over the place. : )
of course they could Google 4 Life
Right now...I don't really see Sony and Google doing this. Maybe for PS4.
Google and Sony would be huge if they team up for online gaming but i don't think it will happen soon. The only big thing i could see is Sony getting rid of that so call internet explorer and replacing it with google chrome. Psn would have to be built from the ground up to really improve its online capabilities.