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Another jab at MS…really Sony?

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Before I jump into the main issue, let me just say that I don’t support console wars. I have a 360, PS3, Vita, 3DS, and a gaming laptop. I have a foot in almost every camp. But if you feel the need to call me a fangirl, knock yourself out.

It’s no secret that I jumped the pre-order the Xbox One as soon as I could. Before any big changes were even made. I was/still am excited for Microsoft’s next generation console and what it means for the future of gaming. Unlike many players out there, the “always online” requirement and the mandatory Kinect was never a big issue to me. I personally feel that we will not see the last of these features but it became clear that the community was just not ready for the innovations that Microsoft was pushing. Cries rang out across the internet and MS decides to give in and backpedal.

Enter Sony. Sony decides to take the “negative political ad” route and starts to make stabs at Microsoft’s situation.

“While others have shifted their message and changed their story … ” House said, then paused after a few cheers from the crowd, smiled and continued. “… we were consistent in maintaining policies and a model that is fair and in tune with consumer desires.”

~GeekWire

If your product can not speak for itself without taking cheap shots at the competition then is it really even worth buying? Almost every politician will air a negative ad once and a while. But when those ads dominate your campaign they start to leave a bad taste in the voter’s mouth. The same applies to the next gen console war. If your campaign consists of jabbing MS at every conference, you’re going to start pushing some players away.

Will I buy a PS4? Most likely a year or two down the road. Xbox Live is where my friends play and where I have the most fun so that’s where I spend most of my game time. Play what works for you.

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Posted by on August 20, 2013 in Sony, Xbox

 

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Angry Birds to take over Sony this week

Ok not really, but Angry Birds is coming to PSP this week according to PlayStation’s Blog. So if you have totally missed the Angry Birds boat because you still have a crappy flip phone, now is your chance.

Angry Birds — The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles. Angry Birds features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. Each of the 63 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.

Somehow I feel that Nintendo and Microsoft will soon follow suit, but no word on this awesome game coming to DS, Wii, or 360 yet. With the numbers it’s putting up on the mobile phone market they would be foolish not to get in on it.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2011 in Handheld, Mobile Game

 

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3D gaming with side effects?

Oh yes another one of my rants against 3D gaming.

via playstation.com

Some people may experience discomfort (such as eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea) while watching 3D video images or playing stereoscopic 3D games on 3D televisions. If you experience such discomfort, you should immediately discontinue use of your television until the discomfort subsides.

It also goes on to recommend parents consult a pediatrician before allowing children under the age of 6 to view the 3D images. It all sounds like a big medication commercial. You know, those ones that half the ad is devoted to some fast talking guy spitting out all the things that could go wrong if you take that medication.

Warnings are nothing new to the gaming experience. Open up any game manual and you’ll probably see the warning about seizures. Most people who are prone to seizure activity are smart enough to stay away from some or all games that might aggravate their condition.

Eyes are a different story. As I’ve stated in past posts, 3D gaming can’t be good for anyone’s vision. Hardcore gamers who sit in front of their TVs for hours on end could end up ruining their vision with prolonged exposure (opinion). Those who get nauseous from FPS will probably be out too when it comes to the 3D experience. Their stomachs will not take too kindly to the 3D images.

As usual I end my rant with, just because 3D is the next logical step doesn’t mean it’s the right way to go.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2010 in 3D, ps3

 

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