Originally Posted by gui3
One would think that the gaming public would start to understand by now that launches are always rocky.
never enough supply, servers always overloaded, features not complete, OS is buggy, etc. all of these would miss their deadlines if they weren't shipped essentially unfinished.we can fold our arms and say it's unacceptable
, but that's really meaningless. it's like, "Hits Price Target", "Released On Time", "Feature-Complete and Bug Free"...pick two!
It's not even that, it's the whole principle of all this.
Sony and it's fans gave MS loads of crap about the XBO and how they were "out of touch with consumers" and Sony made it a point to say that they 'listened to their consumers and were more in touch with what the consumers wanted". Now two weeks before launch they release their FAQ and half the stuff their consumers could do with their PS3, is now NOT there in the PS4.
If this was a brand new console from an unknown company, then you could make the argument that features would be figured out. But this is the 4th generation PlayStation, and it can't do things that even the first and second gens could? And yet MS is the one out of touch?
If I bought a PS2 at launch, i could take it home and pop in a movie and it would play. If I bought a PS3 at launch, I could pop in a bluray and watch it, WITHOUT needing to do an online authorization. Clear back to the PS1 they could play audio CDs. PS3 could play MP3s and do network streaming, most of this has all been done in some form on previous gens, so WHY is it missing from this gen? They're on x86 architecture finally, this stuff is all DIRT simple to include. Yet they chose not to.
Want to listen to music while you game? Or on your dashboard? Well, better subscribe to our $10/month music service!
Want to watch movies you have on your network? Well sorry, we decided NOT to include DLNA support.
Technology is supposed to get better and expand on previous gens, not get rid of features that are already established.
Sony is so proud that they can claim the PS4 hdd can be replaced, becauzse they know people will do it anyway, so there's no cost for them to eat. They put in a 500gb 5400rpm hard drive.... why? 1tb 7200rpm drives are dirt cheap! Even the 2.5in drives! Maybe if you put THOSE in , people wouldn't feel the need to swap out the drive and you could sell the system for more.
All this crap does is solidify my choice of PC. I'm not limited by any of this crap lol.
We fold our arms and say it's unacceptable because this many generations in it IS unacceptable