Update time…

So it’s been almost 6 months… Guess its time for another post…

Another great trip to Disneyland for my birthday… Not much to say on that other than I really missed Big Thunder Mountain Railroad being open…

On to the new and real reason I’m making this post…

The coming console wars…

This generation, here in the US, Microsoft seems to have won the race. With the coming generation Sony was fa idly tiger lipped about their plans for the console, even after they announced it. Then Microsoft made their announcement and confirmed the worst fears about console DRM in the gaming community. When someone from Microsoft finally stopped planting their feet firmly in their mouths and explained that Microsoft was trying to go for a licensing policy similar to Steam, it was already too late. Their reasoning was that with the DRM they could allow for developers to reduce the price of games, as PC games have had a marked reduction in pricing including heavy sale discounts as a result of Steam. However, they took too long to explain this and seemed to have already done near irreparable damage to the Xbox One and the Xbox brand. Once the “Steam” model was explained I warmed a bit toward the Xbox One, but then Microsoft announced that the basic new release price would be the now typical $60… This just doesn’t work when you’re trying to sell your DRM as a way to reduce new game prices… So many including myself felt our alliances shift toward the Playstation 4 from Sony. Then, Microsoft finally pulled the plug on their near draconian DRM scheme… Unfortunately for many it was too little too late, especially with the One requiring a new generation Kinect and thus costing a base $100 more than the PS4 (which never had the DRM or digital spying in the first place).

So I will probably not be getting either at launch, but, I’m still more likely to get a PS4 than a One when the time comes…

Oh I also picked up a Nintendo 3DS… My friend code is 4398-9536-7133…

About Patrick Hutchison

I run this place. I used to be a call center phone monkey, but, I have since abandoned that for the film industry. In August of 2009 I became a member of IATSE Local 480 as a grip.
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