Well you can say that the consoles wars have began – well technically. The OUYA has released and I must say it has taken the public by storm with Amazon being sold out and also GameStop sold out too, along with other retailers.
With this new console only being $99 dollars, it’s a steal and you should definitely buy it. Are you asking why should you buy it? Now that’s a good question!
It’s January 2013 and the rumors and speculation of the new next-gen console versions of the Xbox and PlayStation are running rampant. The big question is, will we see any announcements from these two companies? That is the question, and I believe that we will see announcements.
With Sony having PlayStation destination in February, and possibly announcing the next-generation PlayStation console, will Microsoft make the move to announce something for the next-gen Xbox before this years E3? If either of the companies decide to announce it before E3, will we actually see a form factor of these next-generation consoles at the time of the announcement? To me, that’s the true question, what do they look like? (press “read more” to view the rest of the article).
Some say cartridge-based technology is outdated, well this is where you’re wrong, current phone technology only uses a proprietary memory card or internal memory which in some ways are considered a cartridge.
What I consider a cartridge is anything that does not use a laser or a disc technology.
So now why can’t video game companies use the memory cards/cartridges in their consoles? Yes, the disc format is cheaper to make, but having a laser format and a heat sink inside the system causes the system to be hotter and a higher failure rate. How many Red rings/Yellow lights of deaths have you seen? I’ve seen too many. Now don’t sit here and say that the cartridge technology is outdated these days. You have cards ranging from 16 to 32 to 64 & 128gb Of storage. Current generation Blu-Ray discs are only up to 25 to 50gb. With next-gen, there’s no telling what size of Blu-ray will be able to handle. If video game companies were to make a system cartridge-based, they would be able to get rid of all the heat issues that causes the system to either melt overheat or come apart from the inside, Using a memory card/cartridge as its format.
Yes, you can say it’s a stupid idea, but it’s also a good one. You can say it won’t work due to the bootlegs of cartridge games. That’s where you take a page out of Sony’s book and make a proprietary card/cartridge like the Vita has, which forces you to buy the games.
Disc technology, or cartridge, what does the future hold for us when it comes to gaming?
This is my rant.
Hello fellow gamers, today I talk about the evolution of the video game controller. The controller has been a substantial part of the video game industry. From a joystick and one button, to a joypad and two buttons, and the list goes on and on.
1) Sleek design
2) No new buttons except for existing ones
3) Do not add new buttons/Touchscreen to make it even harder for people to play
4) Rechargeable battery installed/Charge wire being proprietary to every system
With the addition of PS Plus, and such a great lineup of exclusive games launching by this holiday, now is the perfect time to purchase a PS Vita.
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