Sony What’s going on?

 

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Hi all.

I dreaded writing this particular post as E3 is fast approaching.  I know that Sony is winning the console war but there is need of improvement. In my last post I wrote about if one should buy a PS4 Pro. This time I want to examine what’s going on with  Sony.

Sony has had its hand in many cookie jars. Lets start with the PS Vita.  PS Vita was one of the most technologically advanced handhelds of its time. Unfortunately, this could not save it from its demise. Sony stopped supporting it and third party support totally ceased.  However, the Vita did have an install base which is still going strong today.  This brings me to my point. Could the Vita have been saved?  At the time the Vita was in direct competition with Ipad’s and Iphone’s as younger audiences would prefer such a platform.

Now with the success of the Nintendo Switch one could only ask if the Vita would succeed in todays time? I think it would. If Sony would have kept up the support of the system it would have grown into something better. Sure it was missing the triggers that the regular dual shock controller has but a peripheral could have been made to address this issue.

Let’s examine the next cookie jar. The PS4 Pro. Sure, last time I said that if you were into graphics that you should buy one. But to be honest, Sony hasn’t been releasing patches to games. This is a complaint I have been hearing from owners of the PS4 PRO. They feel as Sony has abandoned them like they did the Vita.  One could only hope that this could be addressed at E3.

The next thing is PS VR. There aren’t that many games for it. Has Sony abandoned it as well? I think not but there is need for attention and more games. This makes me ask Sony what are you doing?

What’s your thoughts on the things I mentioned? Do you feel that Sony is doing a good job? Do you agree or disagree with what I said?

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Earning Achievements

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Its fun to get recognition for the work or tasks you have completed.

If you are playing on a Microsoft console you will get achievements which have a number value and if your playing on the Playstation system you will unlock trophies.

You can read the name of each trophy or achievement so that you can select which one you want to unlock.

I play randomly unlocking as I go along rather than  picking and choosing which one to unlock.

How do you go about unlocking achievements/trophies? Do you just randomly play unlocking them as you go?

Keeping up with the Joneses

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Video games is a great habit to have. There are many studies as to what benefits one receives when playing them. As a gamer do you feel pressured with the need to get a game upon release? Do you feel the need to keep up with the Joneses?

I do feel the pressure as it relates to keeping up with others but what helps me is knowing that the game will always be there when i decide to purchase it. Besides I have others I have yet to beat.

Nba 2k15 is already here and I haven’t even put a dent in 2k14!

How do you deal with the pressures of your peers?

I am fine being me and keeping my own pace.

As always follow, like and comment. Do you follow the trend or do you create your own current?

Does it Really Matter?

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It’s been a little while since I wrote anything.  I had this question in my head for a long time as it relates to video games and or other media such as Blue Rays and Dvds.

Does the cover art really matter? Is there something significant in looking at cover art?

Should gaming companies pay attention to the art that covers the box of our favorite games?

I think this question differs depending on the person. We all look forward to taking the plastic off of our games and media but the level of importance as it relates to the cover art varies.

There are special editions of media that obtain more content or different art which I can understand, in this instance cover art is important.   On the other hand, its not like you can take the art off of the cover and play that.

I guess looking at the cover is a indication of what you can expect during gameplay? Do you agree with this statement?

This was a short post but I just wanted to ask that simple question.

What are your thoughts on this? Is cover art something to get excited about?

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Milking the Cow,Micro-transactions the death of Gaming?

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Chances are if you in your 20’s you know of a time where games used to ship complete. When you heard a game went gold you knew you had the beginning, middle and end of a story all intact.

If there were any extra characters you usually had to beat the game on various difficulties to unlock them.

I’m not even sure if DLC was a word back then, come to think of it I think it was a curse word. A places of forbidden territory.  If a game required extra content, extra game discs were including at no extra cost.

All this has changed. In a world of what you see if not what you get you have to be careful in which product you choose to invest your time in.

Today games come out unfinished, half storied, with the other half as DLC.  Then the cow went a mooing, cows started showing up in games like COD, Battlefield to name a few.  No literal cows but you get my point.  It’s like the famer’s said, “Lets milk these cows and the cows said moooooooo”.  Squeezing out every possible reason for a transaction.

For example, A wolf skin covering a dog….. Really? How about chapters to a game that should have already been included in the first place but using the excuse that it wouldn’t fit in the game?

I think this will be a trend that will be happening more and more in the future as gaming continues. If you are not a fan of this practice be sure to stay away from games that have it. I mean you can ignore the option all together by not buying any extra content outside of the original purchase of the game itself.

I don’t think that this will end gaming but I feel it will however, make it a common practice to see such options made available.

I guess this can be a positive as well. What are your thoughts? Do you support micro-transactions? Do you think they will be the end of gaming? Will we see it more often?

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Starting From the Bottom

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Much like the song  “Started From the bottom”, we all have our starting points in life . Some start from the bottom others start from the top.

Some have silver spoons in their mouths, others have to fight for the spoon. Wherever you find yourself the great news is that you don’t have to stay there. The sky is the limit for either situation.

When you are starting from the bottom, be it financially, socially, or location wise you have to focus on the positives.  You have to take chances and risks that others might not agree with. I’m not saying do anything drastic, I am saying do something to climb from the bottom to the top.

As I mentioned in my last post, I talked about feelings. Those are very important in the process of transitioning. You must have the right mind set as it relates to progress. You  must believe in yourself first and be willing to wait if you have to.

If you feel that you will always be at the bottom you will. If you never do anything to leave the bottom, wherever that maybe, you will still be there.

One of the most important things is to remember that no matter what you do, you will be critized. You might make a mistake, you might do something that people never want to admit that they have ever had the audacity to do. You might do a good thing and it might be evil spoken of. Never let that stop you.

You can take from your time at the bottom. If your  bottom is lack of money and your working towards  that goal of being financially secure once you finally reach the top, your then able to help someone else.  Being a witness that because you start at the bottom you don’t have to stay there.

Much comes out of nothing, rather it be revelation, determination, new dreams, hopes, goals and ideas.

Don’t be discouraged when your at the bottom by people who pretend to be better than you. For they have something hide for all their need to eject their arrogance. It takes time to make progress as it s not a over night thing.

Always remember there is room at the top. That’s where I am going.

Who’s coming with me?

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More than a Feeling………

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Just how important are your feelings before, during and after gaming?

So we know that there are a number of feelings associated with this hobby.

Feelings of rage, anger sadness and bitterness. Sure we all have our own reasoning to why we feel such a way but is there any direct link to what the story?

As I have mentioned in this blog, my belief is that the adventure is all in the details. The story, game play and character all make a game what it is.

To that end, your feelings have some say as well. I’m not speaking on if you think that a game is terrible or not but the feelings that you experience in general.

Do you think your feelings have an impact in your gaming beyond if a game is good or not?

You can have a good game in front of you but you can then be dissatisfied emotionally which could affect your experience.

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