Sep
09
2016
5

Sony hangs Fallout 4’s Playstation 4 players out to dry.

Brilliant, Sony. Absolutely brilliant. Particularly the part where Sony doesn’t even seem inclined to try to spin this – because the PS4 people are gonna be mad about this, and Bethesda is clearly going to be trying to make sure that people get mad at Sony, not them:

After months of discussion with Sony, we regret to say that while we have long been ready to offer mod support on PlayStation 4, Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition.

Well. It’s Sony’s company. They can do as they like, of course.  But I suggest that with regard to Fallout 4 – or any other Bethesda product going forward – that people don’t buy it for the PS4.  You’re not going to get the full experience.

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Jul
26
2015
5

The day of last-gen gaming console obsolescence approaches.

Generally speaking, “The default answer to any title question is ‘No’” rule should be in effect, here: Is Dragon Age: Inquisition Withholding DLC For Last Gen Consoles An Ethical Move?  Look, both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One both came out in 2013. It is now 2015. Both Sony and Microsoft are getting to the point where the PS3 and Xbox 360 are going to be no longer supported. At some point, gaming companies are going to have to take that into accou… what’s that? Oh, I do all my gaming on the PC. So, yeah, this doesn’t affect me at all; I’m expected to update my own blessed gaming console anyway.

So. There’s that.

Feb
24
2015
4

Sooo… Playstation is getting into the television series business?

Apparently so.

Powers, an edgy dramatic series, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals?

It’s got Eddie Izzard in it! …And it’s apparently just going to be on the PlayStation, which is… actually, they’ve sold hundreds of millions of the blessed things.  That’s not a small potential target audience at all, especially since I’m pretty sure that most people who own a PlayStation are going to be at least open to the idea of watching a police procedural about superheros.  So never mind me, OK?

Moe Lane

PS: No, I’m not going to buy a PlayStation just to watch this show.

Nov
17
2013
1

You get yourself a PlayStation 4 yet?

Gotta admit, Instapundit has the right idea, there: if you’re going to buy a PlayStation 4: Launch Edition anyway, I’m not exactly going to be heartbroken if you do so via my Amazon affiliate links.

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