i´ve been thinking about where i want to go with my gaming hobby in the future. there are a lot of things happening in this industry that totally turn me off. ms and their new style of customer raping is just one, very brutal example.
i was a multiplat guy mainly this gen but i don´t want to go multiplat next gen. i don´t have the time and i just don´t want to do it. i want to focus on few platforms.one homeconsole and a handheld would be my perfect set up.
i want to count the pc out here for a moment.
to me all 3 console manufacturers come with flaws.
Nintendo: i love their games, i adore them but the wiiu is a side console. it´s just not working as a main console with that bad third party support. i also bought a shiny new hdtv recently and i really want to take advantage of the 1080p with almost every game from now on.
i love the 3ds but it has flaws too, i am experiencing some severe hardware failures with that thing, but that could only be me and my bad hardware luck. it´s a great machine with some of the best games on any platform but it´s so damn limited in it´s functionality. it´s a machine you additionally need to carry around with you PLUS games, cases etc etc. sucks for your every day life.
MS: are dead. they ripped me off as a customer, prism, kinect, drm - but let´s keep the current prices please. it was just too much. i felt offended by it really. it´s exactly gangsters like that who will ruin the industry. i´m done with them. i´ve said everything i wanted in different threads already, so let´s keep it short. (those fuckers!grrrr!)
Sony: well they have lots of exclusives, sure but the only true must play ones i can think of right now have been ratchet and clank: a crack in time and demons souls. everything else was ok but not really mind blowing, nothing i really must play. i like ps+; the ps3/vita/ps+ combo is insane. great value wins! i preordered the ps4 and i´m ready to jump in (hehe) but somehow it has a bitter aftertaste. the ps3 was my least respected console this gen. countless flaws, designwise, superhyped exclusives that i enjoyed and then forgot about. it was bad competition. nintendo had better exclusives, ms had the better hardware and services. only ps+ saved it for me. in almost every other aspect the 360 won - again - x1 is not an option for me.
so what about the steambox now? are there some news about it? what´s up with that thing? what if it will have a browser /most likely :), maybe even allows you to have an office program running, what if it is like a mini pc that does your main every day computer tasks (all i personally need in a computer at my home really) AND has everything and more steam has to offer?
again, i would prefer this kind of machine over a pc, i know: why not just buying a pc?
well, because this is not the thread about that :)!
so the steambox and a tablet could very well end up to become the easiest, most rounded and awesome gaming experience you can get for your cash.
i love handheld gaming but those machines are soooo limited hardwarewise. they are dedicated gaming devices. nothing wrong with that at all BUT for a handheld this is more problematic than for a homeconsole imo. it´ll be cool if it would work as a phone, tablet and gaming machine at the same time (something ms failed to deliver yet too)
i can see myself going that way leaving sony and ms behind. i am more than ready for that.
i crave a new competitor and a fresh start in gaming.
what are your thoughts about it?
also sick of the main 3 platformholders fighting for our cash? ready for another competitor? interested in the steambox?
e3 was nice and all but it has lost it´s steam (hehe) already.
industry needs someone who will stir shit up a little to breath some life in it...yukk