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I was on vacation with no internet access for a week and am watching these e3 conferences and their fallout for the first time today, so forgive me with chiming in a bit late.

In terms of the e3 presentations and what was shown:

What has Sony added to the new console aside beefing up the specs? Sony's console strategy is seriously starting to lag at this point and time. For 3 generations now they keep doing the same things console after console.. just beef up the specs and provide a current staus quo and boom, they’re done. Whilst Microsoft has been the trailblazer, taking risks and bringing new things to the console market. This forces Sony to have to patch things on the go in order to compete and always remain a step behind(or several steps).

When Microsoft introduced standardized multiplayer gaming on consoles and started charging for Xbox Live Gold, people criticized it, claiming it will fail. But now Sony is going by the same route and charging money for PSN+ in order for multiplayer. How are gamers and media not bitching about this btw?

Then again when Microsoft Introduced Xbox live arcade and XNA for indie developers, people said it will fail... but now Sony is grabbing Indie developers any way they can. Consistently Sony incompetence and lack of foresight means they have to always play catch up and are behind.

We are again seeing something new on home consoles from Microsoft...cloud computing, digital gaming library, digital game sharing, HDMI passthrough and possibly many more features to come...which everyone on the internetz is claiming will fail. All while the greatest strengths for the competition are all based on the current gaming standards. Hmm... 

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome.



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disolitude said:

I was on vacation with no internet access for a week and am watching these e3 conferences and their fallout for the first time today, so forgive me with chiming in a bit late.

In terms of the e3 presentations and what was shown:

What has Sony added to the new console aside beefing up the specs? Sony's console strategy is seriously starting to lag at this point and time. For 3 generations now they keep doing the same things console after console.. just beef up the specs and provide a current staus quo and boom, they’re done. Whilst Microsoft has been the trailblazer, taking risks and bringing new things to the console market. This forces Sony to have to patch things on the go in order to compete and always remain a step behind(or several steps).

When Microsoft introduced standardized multiplayer gaming on consoles and started charging for Xbox Live Gold, people criticized it, claiming it will fail. But now Sony is going by the same route and charging money for PSN+ in order for multiplayer. How are gamers and media not bitching about this btw?

Then again when Microsoft Introduced Xbox live arcade and XNA for indie developers, people said it will fail... but now Sony is grabbing Indie developers any way they can. Consistently Sony incompetence and lack of foresight means they have to always play catch up and are behind.

We are again seeing something new on home consoles from Microsoft...cloud computing, digital gaming library, digital game sharing, HDMI passthrough and possibly many more features to come...which everyone on the internetz is claiming will fail. All while the greatest strengths for the competition are all based on the current gaming standards. Hmm... 

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome.

Yeah because the PS4 doesn't have tons of new cloud features too (Many the X1 doesn't have).  LOL nice try...



Are you serious?



Well, Microsoft agrees with you.



disolitude said:

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome.


But what if they are doing the same thing to get the same outcome?

 

Anyways...not sure if serious...but when I look at a gaming system, I look at it for the games. Why should I buy a $400 or $500 box to do things I can already do on a PC and for free like online multiplayer.



    

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If you haven't been online for a week you have missed Microsoft almost completely murdering the Xbox franchise. It's not so much in what way's PS4 is better than the last generation, it's how much worse the Xbox One will be.



Emulating the 360 is still a better decision than Microsoft emulating the PS3 (media box for $500 that has a value of thousands of dollars).



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Like the PS4 doesn't have cloud computing capabilities, you could share your digital games on the ps3 already, PS4 will have digital games just like the PS3 and yes the PS4 has an HDMI port, smoking to much crack is not good for the brain

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RolStoppable said:
Emulating the 360 is still a better decision than Microsoft emulating the PS3 (media box for $500 that has a value of thousands of dollars).

good one.



I'd say they are taking a very different approach, each of their other console was expensive and marketed in part with a new form of disk based media people could use to listen to cd on or watch dvd and bluray. Now they are focusing just on delivering new gaming experiences (and traditional ones too) at a relatively affordable price. And the ps4-vita interconnectivity looks like it could be revolutionary if truly done right (e.g every exclusive sony game playable by remote play or something cool like this.