I'd like to see the "cable cutters" switch from cable internet back to DSL or dial-up.
They still love cable.
Perhaps there might be some confusion. My understanding is that "cable cutter" isn't the popular phrase, but instead people frequently use "cord cutter" when describing the phenomena of cutting the "content" cable cord, not "cutting" the pipe through which some content passes.
For instance I pay for the pipe through my local cable provider because I won't accept the DSL or dial-up service compromises related to my employment. I love my broadband internet, but completely despise my provider. Terrible service for myself, friends and family for years. I'd gladly pay an additional 10-20% more just to gleefully thumb my nose my current provider.
I do not get any content from my cable provider.
I use my PS3 to stream Netflix and I use my PS3 to watch the Blurays I get through Netflix's disk service. I get OTA HD via a TiVo with lifetime service. My only gap is sports, but I don't watch any sports so as long as I'm just a little patient I don't miss a thing. Between my "real time" viewing of Supernatural, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife, Family Guy, Under the Dome, Siberia, Agents of Shield, American Dad and all the stuff on Netflix streaming; I've got much more than enough to enjoy while waiting for the next season of Spartacus, Dexter, Homeland, True Blood, etc to release on Bluray.
I'm looking forward to my PS3 passing the torch to a new PS4 sometime in the near future.
I don't mind the cable Internet part. Its got decent speed, need to invest in DOCSIS 3 at some point though. DSL, after all the special offers end, costs nearly the same for half the speed.
I'm on Comcast and have no complaints, I pay my bill and get my service. Just glad they relaxed on the 250 GB caps. I hit 285 GB last I looked. That was our first month having Playon so we watched a lot.
Their going to cringe when my PS4 arrives and I trigger BF4 and all the f2p. Actually last I checked was right before I downloaded all my second PS3 data and it was 50 GB three days into the billing cycle.
Maybe. But if this is the conventional wisdom:
Redmond, we have a problem.
I'm still absolutely perplexed why MS is focusing on cable TV, a format on the way out and that a whole generation of upcoming gamers could care less about. Streaming sure. But TV?
cable/satellite has around 85 million subscribers in the US and overall is still increasing. Although it's only been a small increase lately. but hardly anywhere near "on the way out". At least not anytime soon.
..... Just glad they relaxed on the 250 GB caps. I hit 285 GB last I looked....
This is where I see cable/internet companies leveling the playing field when it comes to lost subscribers. Offering high priced packages with beefier or non existent bandwidth caps.
I have a Service Electric cable internet, a smaller mom and pop company around my parts, and they use the industry standard 250 GB cap. With the amount of streaming and downloading I do regularly, combined with throwing a 500gb HD in my PS3 and grabbing what I can in bulk from PS+, I've been having to plan my activity every month so I don't go over my limits.
I lived in some apartments where AT&T DSL was like the second coming of Jesus. They had a contract with a provider called Stream I think. Cable Internet that was routinely 1/.3 download/upload. I couldn't watch netflix on it and I had no cable tv subscription.
So, what is the deal with Google Fiber, do they have plans to ever go nationwide? $120/month for super fast internet and TV sounds great to me but, I have a feeling that I'll be six feet under before it ever comes to Alabama.
Interesting to read your first world people posts, nothing seems to be a heavy burden to your wallet , in third world countries like México where I live it´s a little more complicated, eventough Cable is growing "only" 40% of mexican homes have this service.
Personally I Don´t have one because I barely watch the TV, but I watch a lot of Youtube videos and Netflix, that because I have the control of what and when to watch Movies and Tv Series.
Did any of the early birds among you stay up the week before last to watch the Tokyo Game Show keynote? If you did, you’ll have seen Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida take to the stage to unveil the new PlayStation App, launching alongside PS4 later this year.
In general terms, the new app allows you to take the PlayStation experience with you when you’re away from your PS4. You can stay in touch with friends, compare Trophies, view friends’ activity (such as recorded or live-streamed gameplay), and access all the latest PlayStation.Blog news.
I caught up with Yoshida immediately after the show, and asked him to expand on exactly what gamers can expect from PlayStation App later this year.
“It’s an application that anyone can download for free on iOS and Android devices,” he explained.
“There are a variety of things you can do with it. You can connect to your PlayStation profile and send messages — even voice messages — to friends between your smartphone and PS4.
“A friend on PS4 can also send out an invitation for a multiplayer game, which you can then check on the App, and you can also purchase PS4 games from PlayStation Store. Your game will immediately start downloading while you’re away.
”PlayStation App will also offer ‘second screen’ gameplay features on enabled titles. For example, during the TGS presentation Yoshida showed how the app interacts with The Playroom — he drew a picture of Knack on his smartphone’s touch screen, and then pushed it into the PS4 game on his TV, allowing the game’s bot characters to play with the item he’d created.
“There are many big publishers creating their own apps for their games, like Watch Dogs or Battlefield, and that’s great,” he added.
“But smaller developers can use PlayStation App to connect to PS4 and load an application, like drawing software for example, so that you don’t have to download and install a specific app on your smartphone. It’s open to all PS4 developers to use.
”We’ll have a more in-depth look at PlayStation App in action nearer launch.
I can't think of a way to say it that's not going to be offensive to someone. But your cable customers live in the bible belt. I don't expect them to be at the forefront of any grass roots change of any part of our culture.
Can you post a link? interested to know where you got your statistics from. I live in Oklahoma and i cut cable TV, so did my sis and brother, as well as numerous other people i know...
“When developing the PS4 and our game as well, we held a lot of prototypes, and we played around with them as well,” he told the website. “In one, they had replaced all of the buttons [with] touch-sensitive [panels]. We just said, ‘No’.”
Discussing PS4 bundles with the Eurogamer reporter Sony’s Gara said that there are more bundles to come. From today retailers with pre-orders on their books will be starting to ask customers if they want to choose from a selection of themed games and hardware bundles. “Everybody who has pre-ordered in the expectation they're getting just the PS4, including the DualShock 4 and the headset - the basic configuration. But as we've worked through the details and worked through the options we've come up with some great bundle offers. And it is only fair the first people in the queue get first chance to get that,” said Gara.
I hope they are doing this in the states as well, I'd upgrade as long as there was actually a price savings unlike the way Amazon threw together its own bundles at retail
EDIT: Looks like its happening in the UK already. I may regret waiting as long as I did...
Here are the Amazon UK bundles:
Please select your preference from the options below :*
Bundle 1: Killzone Bundle (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + 1 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4) - £389.00
Bundle 2: Watch Dogs Bundle (Sony PlayStation 4 + Watch Dogs + 1 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4) - £389 .00
Bundle 3: Action Pack (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + Battlefield 4 + 1 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4) - £429.00
Bundle 4: Adrenalin Pack (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + Need For Speed: Rivals + 1 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4) - £429.00
Bundle 5: Gamer Pack (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + 2 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 +PS4 camera) - £449.00
Bundle 6: FIFA Mega Pack (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + 2 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 + PS4 camera + FIFA 14) - £489.00
No thanks, I'd like to keep my current pre-order for the solus Sony PlayStation 4 - £349.00
To claim, go to your order page, get your order number, then go to the PS4 product page, in the box stating the new bundles offer, click the 'click here' link for more info. Follow the instructions on the page, enter your order number, select your bundle and they will inform you in 7 days if you were successful.
It is still based on who ordered first originally, so those who ordered a PS4 early, will get first in line.