Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I hate the "all in one" concepts on almost everything. Its a single point of failure for everything. I also find, many of these "all in one" devices are just average. A jack of all trades, but a master of none if you would. The only reason I even own console gaming systems is to play with friends online. Thankfully, many of them are finding out the PC gaming can be much better, at a reasonable price. Not to mention, small upgrade prices over years, produces better (enter whatever here). Rather than waiting for the next gen console.
I further dislike anything on the cloud. If I cannot control it, I hate it even more. Forget not having internet for days, that's an extreme, but, just basic service issues, lag issues, local network congestion, dns issues, (that one is fresh in my mind, as many people on my ISP provider couldn't access anything because of an ISP dns issue, and most had no clue how to change it.)
I wish game dev's would spend more time on actual game dev, and worry less about DRM and pirates. There will always be piracy, and you will never stop it. No matter what you do, someone will find a way to steal it. Instead of spending millions, or maybe billions on trying to combat this, make great games, lower the damn prices, and you might actually see people return to buying stuff.
Ask anyone who downloads music, movies, or tv shows why. I bet the answer most often given as number 1 or number 2 will be price. After all, I buy a movie or a game, and its complete garbage, I cannot get a refund, even if the marketing hype told me one thing, and it was actually another. They get to hide behind "Art" argument.