Agreed. Ease of use + price point + exclusive app = console sales. Nothing has changed but the vendors's ability to produce a compelling package. Someone will step up. Maybe we are looking at the wrong price point for the next big thing in consoles. I predict it's cheaper.
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Yeah, sorry. Bad mood. I take it back.
I see now I should have read the links. I still predict poop.
It's been over for a while now. The first Wii was promising, but I don't think they've had an idea since then. Their decisions have seemed poor and unfriendly for years. Their user agreement is one of the worst I've seen, and possibly even illegal given the child's role in interacting with it. Seems like it's time to make money by cannibalizing the brand. People comparing this to what happened to Sega are right on. If you think Sega is still intact, please try getting some Chaos Emeralds on Sonic 2 on your Android, and tell us how the support story goes when it crashes.
Since we live in a paradise and don't want anything to change ever, universal surveillance is a great way to make sure that no bad actors mess things up. Duh. What's wrong with you? What are you, POOR?
But I found my hometown waiting for me on Mars, so I just slept it off in my old room from when I was a kid.
There is no application whose usage future is more certainly bright than e-mail. The complaints you make are symptoms of ubiquitous usage and unstoppable success.
Wow. Comic-book Guy?
Obvious. What are you guys, jocks?
I am submitting a FOIA request to get that anal probe data.
Just make sure he doesn't believe that copyrighting his game designs will yield money in the future.
I see Fry narrowing his eyes.
...so they can deny your claim and get you turned into soylent faster! Go future, go!
You just shout "SLICE! CHOP! SLICE!" at it and it makes fruit slicing noises and tells you afterwards how well you did. When you're not using it, it quietly keeps a compressed log of human presence information and keyword flags that get sent to Amazon's supercustomers. Just like the Kinect, but no Xbox required. Awesome innovation.
...are gradually replacing computer operators, even on communities like Slashdot, because time and aging and dying and stuff. Those gadget users who don't understand GPOS's and don't want to...they want stuff like this. To me, it looks like a waste of time, but maybe they'll make some money. Not with my help, though.