Comments on: …And the Winner of Next-Gen is: PlayStation 4 (Unless Microsoft Fixes Things) http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1677 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:43:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1677 Hahaha, spot-on.

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By: Bilal Khan http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1671 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:02:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1671 PC: ‘I am better!’
Consoles: ‘At What?!?’
PC: ‘Everything!’

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1665 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 20:40:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1665 I do see the end of consoles, but not as a result of DRM impositions. The PC gaming market is today flooded with DRM and it didn’t kill it. Even the indie industry has somewhat embraced DRM by accepting to sell their games through online retailers (namely Steam).

I see the end of the console on the day the PC takes it to the living room. Small-factor PCs, HDMI and PC controllers are today already a reality. It’s the consumer that has been lacking the imagination to turn their PC into a dedicated gaming machine that can sit on the living room and won’t show half of the limitations of a console. In fact, Valve has been a evangelist of this approach. Their changes to steam, their proposed Valve Box, and Gabe’s constant drivel on these matters, a a clear indication the PC plasticity and it’s ability to eventually take on the consoles on their own turf.

I do agree entirely, however, that the console industry is making everything they can to give the PC transition to the living room a strong welcome.

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1664 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 20:15:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1664 The industry push for an always-online experience has been quite impressive. I say this because, despite all the consumer resistance we still see it happen constantly. Feels like a tug-of-war.

My real hope is that Microsoft doesn’t change its policy and fails miserably with the Xbox One. The effect this will have on the company could be enormous because the console and office divisions have been the only ones with sizable results. Seeing a company like Microsoft taking a serious hit could scare off a lot of future always-online fuckers. We need a sacrificial lamb for this nonsense to stop. Microsoft is moving right into position. Lets hope they get the chop.

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By: Kayden http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1653 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:36:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1653 The only reason I do not see this happening is because this is what Microsoft originally set out to do when it decided to go in direct competition with Apple. I do think the tablet market is a different beast but other than that market, I just can’t fathom it happening anytime in the next 10 or even 20 years.

This would put Linux at the forefront of the OS market for PC manufacturers and then it would dominate the PC gaming market, prefab PCs for companies and etc.

What I do see happening is M$ putting together a similar system to what we see with the Office 365 suite, where it is subscription based and it pushing it’s own services through the OS.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1646 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:22:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1646 I could actually see that happening :-|

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By: Jamie Fletcher http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1645 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:12:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1645 Until Microsoft decides to go down a SaaS model for its consumer OS too… Windows 365, I can see it now…

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1644 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:51:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1644 Microsoft only wins because of the Windows license. It doesn’t get a cut of the actual hardware or software like it does with the Xbox.

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By: Jamie Fletcher http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1643 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:41:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1643 Doesn’t Like the Sony option and doesn’t want to support Microsoft’s XBox One, so switching to PC? Microsoft wins again.

(As much as I would like to say Linux and Mac options exists, realistically, they’re still very limited, even as they continue to improve due to Steam.)

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By: Kayden http://techgage.com/article/and-the-winner-of-next-gen-is-playstation-4-unless-microsoft-fixes-things/#comment-1642 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:33:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=19921#comment-1642 A friend of mine was going to buy a XBox One, because he considers console gaming to being cheaper then PC gaming due to new hardware on the PC every year. Despite his pro-console view, he is leaving consoles behind this generation and buying an i5, 16GB of ram and a 760 (when it comes out) all because he can’t stomach the cost of the XBox One and he can’t see putting up with any console DRM when it will turn it into a brick after 24 hours. He doesn’t like Sony’s options either but does consed that they are far better then those offered by Microsoft; though he does see that the PC is better cause he can do more with it than he can with a paper weight.

This is Microsoft’s market here, people who thought console gaming was better than PC due to cost, but are now jumping ship like rats in a sinking ship. All because Microsoft is being arrogant and doing things they want with no consideration for its consumers, which I like to call the Jobs Effects. Apple first came up with paying for updates for it’s Mac OS and even though they have been innovative, they did things expecting blind loyalty and they generally got it.

This isn’t the end of consoles as we know it, but I am quite sure that come the next next generation both companies are going to be on this online always DRM and that will finally kill it. Say what you want about the PC but it does offer offline options in one form or another, be it legal or not. The majority of these options though are indie devs, which the PC is still leading the way on, who are just interested in making good games and not restricting it’s customers.

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