A confusing stupid name (bad marketing), a horrible online experience, forcing us to buy gimmicky control schemes, clinging to the broken pricing model (that the other current-gen consoles will continue to do until the console market crashes again). I loved Nintendo, their first party games were awesome but they've become an EA styled parody of themselves. They should just call their new games Mario 2013, Mario 2014, etc. They gotta pack it in and do a Sega (go software only). Release their classic NES/SNES games for $1 on iOS and make the new 3D mario games for PlayStation 4 or Xbox 720. Maybe let a company who "gets" online design the online experience.
...not to mention who controls the software ecosystem that surrounds the product. Consoles aren't PC's and vice versa.
There's still people without solid internet connection. The time to go straight digital isn't now. Sony invented Blu-Ray. I'd bet $2 there's an optical drive.
Platform exclusives. Also like every previous console generation the hardware doesn't sound as impressive as your PC but the software is optimized for the platform and doesn't have to run as much OS overhead. (as far as I know).
I want a "Save as PDF to Skydrive*" function. * replace Skydrive with Google Drive, DropBox, Box.net, etc, etc, any other cloud service you want.
I've installed Ubuntu before just to check it out - I love the idea but I'm also tied to Adobe Creative Cloud D:
Seems like a halfway solution from locally hosting and streaming the way Onlive did it. Steam already does achievements & progress syncing in some games but it'll be awesome when/if you'll be able to pause the game, then pic it up from your mobile device from the exact same spot and graphically reduced if required.
He'd have to download a few gigabytes to run Team Fortress 2 every time... Unless Valve started clouding game files.
Try some projects that don't don't make me money?
...and then having a Steam-centric build of Linux for people to build their own SteamBoxes from old computers would be neat.
I got enough projects that don't make me money already!
Truedat but what I mean is an optimized build for people who want a game centric experience. Steam itself has a web browser and instant messenger. It could be as much of a stand alone OS as ChromeOS is.
Is this a step towards an optimized valve os built on linux? I don't use linux but it'd be cool.
Exactly. Sony's been weirdly influential in the console wars.
Yeah the pricepoint blows and none of this will likely happen. There's a number of 3rd party controllres but the problem is that they don't have official support so they're not in every game. If Apple atleast had a standard/universal controller support it would be awesome. If Apple they did the wiimote thing where it's a remote control for the TV but you could use it as a gampead - ah, we can dream, heh.