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My old school friend Jon Cartwright, with whom I used to make Dragon 32 games (that's another story) just happened to be working at a small development studio called Big Red Software, based up the road in Leamington.
'World of Carcraft'
History is replete with premature predictions about the obsolescence of supposedly outmoded technologies - TV superceding radio, CD superceding vinyl, mobile phones wiping out the landline, and yes - digital supposedly superceding physical.
Really? Because the facts were actually pretty clear to all concerned:
* The Xbox One would have to log on via an internet connection to Microsoft's servers once every 24 hours.
* Microsoft and its publishing partners would have ultimate control over the ability to transfer physically purchased games to another account.
* Subject to publisher specifications, games could also be "lent out" to other accounts.
Your arrogance in assuming that Joe Public is too stupid to understand the above is astonishing.
Yes, for which I barely buy any games and is really only used for the backlog of stuff that I blah blah blah
See the pattern?
Don't take this the wrong way, Phreak, but who doesn't want to live in a tippy tappy go-go world?
Compare that to games. Earthbound is on the Virtual Console now, but before that it was extremely rare cart, possibly with a dying or dead battery, with fewer than 10,000 copies in circulation and Nintendo not eager to make any money off it.
There are genuine issues here with industry behaviour that the article chooses to ignore.
You are correct in one sense. All big corporations have profit as their number one concern. But there are other considerations too.
Sony have a proven track record in the following areas:
The music business & concerts
The movie business & home entertainment
Videogames since the early nineties
Promotion and sponsorship of artistic and sporting events worldwide
All in all a good company with employees who love film, games, music, art and technology.
I could go the other way around too:
1st rule of PS fanatics: When there is criticism about an exclusive, mention Ryse or a lack of Pees.
I really don't give a sh*t, it's all petty.
I thought tearing had become a thing of the past for the majority of new releases?
It's again diverting the actual case in point, that we've got yet another XBO game that's sitting well under what people may have been expecting.
TBF, I think my original comment here, the one that's been negged into oblivion still has merit. What's 'very good' about the results of this article?
Bearing in mind, we're not talking about the game, we're talking about resolution, fidelity and performance.
1º Rule of Driveclub: don't talk about Driveclub.
2º Rule of Driveclub: say 1080p 60fps at least once every hour
3º Rule of Driveclub: hijack every Xbox thread with negative comments
Unless you can tell me how I can can get rid of all the superflous non-game shit at the start of the bar, that is?
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