And then there are aspects that are not even in the publishers control. MS said games could be given away only once, they didn't say publishers had control over that. Any trading/reselling has to go through "participating" retailers. Publishers are given control as to IF a game can be resold/traded, but they do not control who you can sell/trade it with.
So no, it is too simple to suggest that whatever publishers do with X1 games as far as DRM, they can do with PS4 as well. PS4 is not setup to put all these restrictions on gamers like X1 is.
You're sometimes too blind to see that all these organisations are exactly the same.
Again, I think you're demonstrating that it's taken 10 years for something you thought would become apparent day one when they got into the business. The analogy is like saying a team should never employ a manager because he'll be crap and then 10 years later, after being successful for years, they get rid of him after a poor season and you claim to be right all along.Quote:
There's a part of me that is celebrating being right about the XBox for all these years and vindicating my long-held distrust of them.
I can honestly say that I don't feel 'mugged' I've had more than my money's worth out of MS in the console market for the past 10 years. However, I will completely agree with you that Microsoft have dropped the ball in a big way. Its downhill slope started (at least for me) when they brought out the Kinect. They've taken their eye of the hardcore gaming market in my view and so, like a lot of other hardcore Xbox gamers, I've moved to the PS4 for my next gaming experience.Quote:
At the same time, I do have to be honest and say that I really feel bad for the people that just got on board the train to get summarily mugged at gunpoint by MS now. Some people, to this day, would rather defend the abuse than entertain the thought that MS honestly has THAT little respect for them.. And who can blame them? When has the news ever really been THIS bad for a game console?
I'm sure the irony is not missed on you here.Quote:
I saw it coming, and even *I* can't believe how incredibly bad it has become with the XBone. So, I try to give people the benefit of the doubt unless they just ram ridiculous propoganda in my ear.
Right, so let's remember that the PS3 would not have Trophies, controller rumble (remember when they TOLD us nobody needed it anymore - nothing to do with their legal issues at the time of course), and an online service that they will start charging for because frankly Xbox Live leaves PSN in its wake. What about the cross-party chat? What about a ton of other areas that MS pioneered and which Sony are implementing going forward? I know you've always struggled with the whole MS in the console industry thing and that's pretty obvious - especially given the amount of time you spend in this part of the forum -but to say that they have brought nothing to the party simply shows either a lack of understanding of the console gaming industry, or blinkered vision. These companies take ideas from each other. MS is not better, and certainly no worse, than Nintendo or Sony in this respect. This is how innovation in technology moves from strength to strength (we wouldn't have Android today is Apple had not released such a kick ass smartphone that started making billions in revenue).Quote:
To me, it's bad enough that MS entered the console gaming business under the auspice of improving gaming and taking the industry to new levels
You know that Sony refused to answer Reddit questions when they saw them right (despite agreeing to an interview prior to that). Once again you demonstrate a perverse ability to skip over anything Sony do and only focus on the MS aspect.Quote:
It's the same political rhetoric you can hear on Fox News and CNN every time no one wants to give you a straight answer. MS is a part of the problem, not the solution and people like Major Nelson are the reason the world sucks. I'm done listening to them. They sure as hell won't listen to me or even their own fans. The one way dialogue is fail and that is honestly all we are getting from them. They don't want to be held accountable for their bullshit decisions. That is pretty much the story since they revealed this thing.
I don't mind Microsoft in the race, they need to sort a few things but they're not impossible to fix, but it remains to be seen if they will.
Consumers speak with your money, let Microsoft sweat it a little, they'll bend to our whim or they'll lose money.