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Yesterday, 08:43 PMNo, I wouldn't expect service packs to free unless those were "bug fixes". I'm saying that something FIFA doesn't really change much per year but gets full price for a player rooster change. The last PC game I bought I paid extra for the "service pack" and didn't think about it since it was cheaper, although I did pay a lot for both combined.
I also do understand the economics behind why game consoles are sold for a loss to push sales. Which worked until the last few years. The golden age of arcades has long past and the days of having a killer quarter game and a sub-par console experience that still sold like crazy is gone.
It's a complex issue between customers, consoles and games. Customers will buy if the consoles and games are there. But I have feeling that consoles have saturated the market and moving to a new platform is like de using to buy a new PC -- if I'm just getting a smaller box and hardly and speed benefit why bother???
Games -- well who really ever expected them to build games on movie budgets? At least with movies they have a box office, rental and network release. Games only get cheaper years later when their appeal has long past.
Users have grown used to PC upgrade ability and consoles just don't really do it. Is there any major spec difference in any of the PS line?
PS could probably blame IBM which was a bane for Mac users for years. Xbox! Why go powe PC after apple dropped that CPU too! At least Sony got the cell! I have no idea what powers the ex-playing cards (nintendo) hybrid mechanical pencil (Sharp) console now known as Wii.
Maybe sharp should produce TVs with built in again!
Anyway, the industry needs a revolution or at least evolve enough to bring people back from their phones.
I'd love to see a component system by onkyo or pioneer! Audio quality, TV control, android connection and still the same gaming quality as today. I want those units to occupy space under my TV. Hmmm, would apple revive the pippin to finally take control of the home entertainment systems! Lol, that word doesn't really even include gaming ... Well at least Microsoft sort of tried!
Here's another thought, why aren't there cross compatible consoles? You know just like PC hardware that can run windows or Linux.
I really would love to see a gaming renaissance!
Yesterday, 01:09 PMYou can get monthly contracts?
Why not get a tablet and then you'll have something bigger to carry around and still have fun!
If you weren't looking for a "phone" I'd say get cheap android tv stick and still enjoy android and have a "PC" that you can view what ever on your tv and possibly kick out the cable guy!
Yesterday, 01:04 PMThanks for the "fixes" but that is not what I'm getting at. In saying that its time the console app makers and console manufacturers rethink their strategy.
At the moment, I've thought about throwing an android stick tv on the back of my tv but I'm not I retested in putting together a "Mac mini" just for gameing or even browsing + music. I had windows XP running in my car with a touch screen and most goodies a carpc has. I took out since it was more of hassle than just a dumb radio unit that was in their originally. So, I could just move my mini-atx board over to the TV and be done with it. But that still doesn't solve what I first mentioned. It's just a hack / fix.
Why can't I just get a gaming console that works, has service package to go from winning 11 to 13! Or something like that? Why do I have to buy full new games?
Xbox, Sony and Nintendo are going to have work harder to get me to buy one of their units so that I can fork out for about 4 games that cost as much as the console! Nahhhh, my iPhone covers my addiction at the same time providing a phone and what not; all in one.
Until then, I'll remeber my wonderful dream cast that was fun until the market killed it
Yesterday, 05:35 AMSure PC stuff is better but I want to use my TV not a smaller screen and have to sit at a desk
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