Steam: Something Next-Gen Consoles Could Learn From The PC

By Julio Franco
Jun 20, 2013
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  1. Heed4673

    Heed4673 Newcomer, in training

    Microsoft did a horrible job explaining and selling what they were trying to do; however, nothing is keeping them or Sony from implementing the same thing that Steam does...it's just a pricing model. PSN sort of does it already in a way, but really it's just a matter of pricing and sales. The model and market for for games have changed but is still unique for consoles, and at least Sony has realized that to a certain extent this generation.
  2. kaoru

    kaoru Newcomer, in training

    What would be nice if they made 1 console? 1 damned console only, that played every game
    and all the corporate pigs were working together with that 1 console.

    Image how less wasteful we would be, with so much useless consoles on the market.
  3. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TechSpot Booster Posts: 337   +115

    Competition drives innovation. Furthermore, if there were only 1 choice of available consoles that would basically be a monopoly and the people selling it could potentially sell it at very high prices. No, it would not be a good idea. Look at Windows 8. Microsoft already has the attitude that because they hold the most market share of computers using their Windows software, they can dish out anything they want to their customers and they will buy it. And it's actually true at this point. Millions of little sheepie have already purchased Windows 8 because they feel like they have no other operating system to go to. They panicked. 1 console maker? No. We don't need 1 maker of "anything". Very bad idea.

    I want Microsoft and Sony fighting over me. Not just having them sitting around in a leather chair, smoking their cigars with their feet up on their desk, waiting for me to come to them saying, "Don't worry, they'll be here. They have no other choice."

    Did you happen to see how fast Microsoft did a 180 on their decision to restrict used games being played on their console and their always online requirement when Sony exploited this shortcoming to the world? That's what competition does for 'YOU'. Wake up.

    Do you see Microsoft doing a 180 degree turn on Windows 8? Hell no. They're gonna drive that car straight off the cliff because of people's limited mindset and Microsofts "where else you gonna go" pitiful attitude towards its customer base. The same customer base that made Bill Gates a billionaire.
  4. Mule Rider

    Mule Rider Newcomer, in training

    It's as simple as this, the vast majority of console users want to play a game with as little fuss as necessary. Not having to worry about driver updates or potential unique hardware or software conflicts. While I don't mind dealing those PC issues, there are many who don't have the knowledge or patience and I can't blame them.

    PC gaming will always have those issues as each of our computers are slightly, or vastly different from the next person. A trade off to potentially better graphics / framerates and so on.

    Personally I don't mind sitting in front of a computer screen playing a game, yet to each their own.


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