Just making sure we have Godwin's law covered with that headline.
I really don't know how I've missed this, and as much as I hate to give fanbois more masturbation material, I just really think it's pretty fucking terrible.
That's probably the most diplomatic reporting on the subject I've seen, and maybe that explains how I've been able to miss the fact that Sony are creating a 100% controlled and monetized media hellscape for their own benefit, as opposed to simply letting their console function as a legitimate media center. Instead, you get Sonys media center, not one of your own.
I don't know how this is even possible, but based on that I'm leaning towards an Xbone. Although really, with manufacturers pulling this kind of exploitative nickle and dime bullshit, limiting the functionality of their devices for a few measly bucks, I feel even less like getting a next gen console. This is a step back, not a step foward.
Expecting people to pay for shit that would be free literally anywhere else is just so fucking old. My console brethren, you really shouldn't let yourselves get fucked in the ass so easily.