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Sony's only certain way of winning the next console war.

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Sony, please catch this ball while it's in the air. If you want to win the next console war, just do the opposite of Microsoft. I know you probably won't watch this video, but hopefully you already have since Angry Joe is a pretty well known game reviewer. He simply nails every point as to why Microsoft's approach to next gen is going to completely destroy what console gaming stands for. I sincerely beg of you to keep gamers in mind and not force down restrictions upon them. Sony, it's your choice from here on. If you have plans to follow in Microsoft's footsteps, stop it now! Redesign your console infrastructure and launch it Q1 of 2014 instead. It will be to your earnings. We, the gamers promise you...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryB-hdtpQRw

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Re: Sony's only certain way of winning the next console war.

Jun 7, 2013

sumpskildpadde wrote:

Sony, please catch this ball while it's in the air. If you want to win the next console war, just do the opposite of Microsoft. I know you probably won't watch this video, but hopefully you already have since Angry Joe is a pretty well known game reviewer. He simply nails every point as to why Microsoft's approach to next gen is going to completely destroy what console gaming stands for. I sincerely beg of you to keep gamers in mind and not force down restrictions upon them. Sony, it's your choice from here on. If you have plans to follow in Microsoft's footsteps, stop it now! Redesign your console infrastructure and launch it Q1 of 2014 instead. It will be to your earnings. We, the gamers promise you...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryB-hdtpQRw


Speak for yourself. I don't promise jack-squat, and game companies that follow that "idea" and place their trust in consumers more often than not get royally screwed over.

 

And why are you begging on the Playstation Community Forums?

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Jun 7, 2013
XBox Done.
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Re: Sony's only certain way of winning the next console war.

Jun 7, 2013

Sony Exc's do not read these posts so I dont know who you think your addressing your post to?

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Re: Sony's only certain way of winning the next console war.

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I have said this before.  This comes down to Publishers deciding what exactly it is that I am legally buying.

 

It is one of two things that I am buying when I buy a physical copy of software, be it games, a movie, or CD.

 

Am I buying the physical media as a product, or as a license?  This is a very simple question.

 

If I am buying a License, then I have bought the right to use this software at any time I want.  That means that it should be tied to just me, but that I should be able to use it on any device, in any location I wish, because that is the right that I have paid for.  If they want to make it impossible for me to sell it that is fine, but they can't restrict my ability to use it on any device I may encounter.

 

If I am buying property, then the disc, and it's contents are mine.  I now own it, and as such, I can do with it as I wish.  If I wish to sell my property, that is the right I paid for.  Just as much as it is my right to give it away, or melt it down.  It is my property, no different then a book.  And if I loose that property or it breaks, I must then buy another one.

 

But publishers seem to want their cake and eat it to.

 

They want what I purchase to have all the consumer restrictions of both property, and a license, without any of the consumer benefits of either.

 

This has gone beyond just complaining about.  This will require a legal clarification to set the ground rules for both consumers and the publishers going forward.

I predict this will come to a head this generation.  Someone will push this.  Someone will challenge this.  And hopefully both publishers and consumers will finally know exactly where their rights begin and end.

 

 

 

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Be One With The Game.

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Gamers, and most consumers have very short term memories. Even if Sony goes the same exact way, give it 6 months and several must have releases and people will move on.

 

The business model has been in place for awhile now on several different competitors systems. Those markets are robust and gaining momentium, or at least not shrinking.

 

I am aware that for a few people it means a loss of games, and I'm sure in time, a company will find a way to earn their business. It just might not be a console.

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Jun 7, 2013

TwinDad wrote:

Gamers, and most consumers have very short term memories. Even if Sony goes the same exact way, give it 6 months and several must have releases and people will move on.

 

The business model has been in place for awhile now on several different competitors systems. Those markets are robust and gaining momentium, or at least not shrinking.

 

I am aware that for a few people it means a loss of games, and I'm sure in time, a company will find a way to earn their business. It just might not be a console.


Not sure Im following you but Xbox forgot something and thats is they are suppose to be a gaming console. Forcing the box to update after 24 hours to the internet, but what happens if you can't? Well the answer is you don't play anymore. So why own it?

 

As for backwards compatible and playing used games. Again whats the point of owning a console that isn't letting you game? Personallly I feel xbox sxrewed the pooch and this will definately hurt them. Having a console is all about gaming, not NFL or being spied on with infrared camera or being able to switch to Tv and then back to gaming. IF Sony does this then they too will be hurt. For too long the big companies are telling you what to do and what to like? But this behavior is unacceptable. I will never be an owner of xbox1 but Sony still has to prove to me they are worth my business as well.

 

Some news forcast are stating Sony may be jumpting on the same bandwagon as xbox. Trying to get more money from the used side of games etc... we will have to wait and see for sure. Monday is coming quickly and info will be flying out ,,,, lets see what happens

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I really don't understand. They weren't satisfied with raking in billions of dollars from LIVE, Microsoft just had to go a little bit further and control every bit of your experience. Granted they try to do the same for Windows.

SCE just needs to steady their hand and not cave in to what market analysts are saying.
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