Of course Sony would say this.
Forced blu-ray was anti consumer when sony made it the defacto media format on the PS3.
It would be more surprising if Sony said it wasn't a bad thing :P
Lol sure sony saying this is normal, yet you should also state your own ideas instead of stating the FACT.lol. Oh and comparing camera with a disc reader is not right. Disc reader was a must, a camera that most does not care, is not.
No, seriously, no one should be able to laugh at you hard enough, I had to tone it down. Especially when equated with a camera that takes biometric data and can potentially distribute it over a paid network known for its embedded advertisement and data collection policies for marketing. Not to mention now being an infamous collaborator with the NSA in data mining.
Oh, DO point THAT finger at Sony bro.
For console gaming bluray would have had to come out and Sony did the right thing. Even though it was very expensive, it was still the right thing to do. even with a 2TB HDD, going all digital still has it's downs. You can fill up a 2TB HDD very fast by just going all digital. With games like KZ:SF coming out that are 50GB. yea, good luck getting a decent library of games on that HDD for gamers. It's just not going to happen. Digital for consoles is still a long ways off. now if you could install multiple HDD's in the console and play games through those multiple HDD's, then I see digital only. It won't happen for a good while. Bluray was really the right choice even though it cost a lot.
on my PC, I already have 1TB full.
If I have a gaming console, I want my games installed O_o
Biggest I ever got my Steam folder was 900GB. I only played about 3 or 4 so games I had installed.
A media interface for physical media - An item required. It was also used to win the High Def Disc war, but that's not anti-consumer and provided for the Disc Space needed to fit any game on one disc for the generation.
With games probably averaging 20Gb plus having an all digital library that's always installed is not likely, but to have a huge library of digital games all uninstalled waiting to be played instantly whenever you want to start installing/playing is a very practical way to store your games.
As long as you leave at least 60Gb or so for the bigger games you should always be fine.
I would save at least 3 times that to have at least that many games to switch between. I like have multiple games to switch between at one time. But with a mix of physical and digital games, it shouldn't be to much of a problem.
That's just my plan.
a Camera is completely optional and should be, you're not getting your media through the camera it's just another form of optional interaction.
MS later stated that Kinect can just be turned off yet theyre still bundling it with the console and charging you $100 extra for it whether you want it or not. If its not needed for the console to function then why make it mandatory? Thats definitely anti-consumer.
Your so claimed privacy worries are a joke. Because MS is guaranteed to use Kinect 2.0 (which can be disabled and unplugged) to gather data about X1 users which will be used for advertisements/marketing purposes and likely also given to the NSA if they ask for it.
Yeah because both MS and the NSA really want to see this:
Firstly MS can gather more than enough data just based on what you do on your console, with no need for additional "data" provided by kinect.
Secondly you are assuming just because something is theoretically possible, it is guaranteed to happen. ZOMG, kinect included with every X1 = guaranteed data storage and mining of information for MS and the NSA.
Did you flip out when Apple revealed a fingerprint sensor on the iphone 5s? Do you believe that biometric data will be stored and used by apple for their own purposes, and possibly given to the NSA?
Are you part of the tinfoil had crowd?
No, seriously, no one should be able to laugh at you hard enough.
Again lets look at the breakdown.
What could the NSA possibly gain from your gaming/home entertaining habits that they wouldn't get from your communication via the phone, texts, online posts and email messages? Seriously what more could they need/want that isn't provided by those things?
Secondly you are acting as if MS is working with the NSA by itself and everybody else told the NSA to piss off. When it is true that every major company in the previously mentioned/related fields works with the NSA. Also you seem to assume MS is going above and beyond helping the NSA, when again many companies are offering the same level of compliance/cooperation. In case you are forgetting your history, MS doesn't have much reason to like the US govt.
In addition you think/calm that MS isn't doing anything to secure your data/stand up for your privacy to the govt.
Clearly that isn't the case (and just take a look at how many companies are selling you out):
Base off of that report MS is doing pretty good job, better than most other companies.
And finally you ask is I can point that finger at sony? Actually I can. Sony's security measure were not good enough to prevent PSN from being hacked and compromising the user information of 77 million accounts. No such intrusion/loss has occurred with xbox live. I think I'll take my chances with a company (in bed with the NSA as you claim) over Sony regarding my information. Another thing I will point out is that Sony has taken no steps to provided enhanced security on their andorid smartphones over claimed vulnerabilities and "holes" that allow access by the NSA (more easily than on competing smartphone OS platforms).
So there you go.
I suggest you go as sufi that question, he should set you straight.
Also even if MS made kinect mandatory for the X1 to function, you could (and likely would ) claim that such a decision is anti - consumer.
As for MATRIX2, if it didn't happen with the PS3, it would happen with the PS4. No matter what, it would have happened down the road. The points you are arguing about is nothing more than dribble at best.
Thank God Xbox One is sticking with DVD and not forcing us to.....oh....wait
One of this generations hand full of AAAA titles says otherwise.
It is. And I'm glad that Sony didn't do that.