The Console Wars (PART VI.2): Discerning PS4 Fact from Fiction
Mar02

The Console Wars (PART VI.2): Discerning PS4 Fact from Fiction

Continued from the previous article found here!  The article will be further updated after the launch of the PS4 this holiday season. EVERY DEVELOPER ON THE PLANET IS ON BOARD This was the amalgamation of developers said to be churning out games for the PS4: VERDICT? FALSE First let’s point out that at first EA was comically left off this giant list.  Whoops! Besides the fact that Sony already reneged on their claim, the above list...

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The Console Wars (PART VI.1): Discerning PS4 Fact from Fiction
Feb28

The Console Wars (PART VI.1): Discerning PS4 Fact from Fiction

Ahhh, remember the simpler times of 1995?  Remember when people actually looked at speakers and their lame power point presentations as opposed to diddling on their tablets/smartphones?  I’ll bet this collection of ‘journalists’ actually inhaled, then penned an article, as opposed to machine-gun-vomiting tag words on Twitter as E3 unfolded. Notice Sony’s constant reference to films, and the contrast struck between the current arcade...

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The Console Wars (PART V) – Nintendo and the Single Console Future
Jul07

The Console Wars (PART V) – Nintendo and the Single Console Future

Could Nintendo have again sparked another sort of homerun omen with the Wii U? The Wii ushered in a shortsighted, unscrupulous emphasis on motion controls – could the Wii U really pull off the same kind of full on zeitgeist shift? No, not in the active sense at least.  Nintendo’s motion innovation was the unmoved mover for this current generation in its twilight.  The Wii U will be more of a passive harbinger, heralding the day when...

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The Console Wars (PART IV) – Churning the Rumor Mill
May10

The Console Wars (PART IV) – Churning the Rumor Mill

In the lead up to the dog and pony show that is E3, we’ve been consistently reminded that neither Microsoft nor Sony will be unveiling their new console.  Nintendo’s gameplan seems to be “basically what we did last year, but less fuckups”, which in practice amounts to a similar redaction of useful information. In lieu of supposedly indispensable facts about these faceless consoles knocking on our door, let’s focus on what’s important:...

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The Console Wars (PART III) – Who Wants Another Console?
Apr19

The Console Wars (PART III) – Who Wants Another Console?

Weighing the pros and cons of a new console generation by talking points and the sheer weight of a disembodied rationale will only illuminate so much. Different parties have different motivations and prejudices, forming a prism through which they view the forthcoming generation. Let’s look at the different agents involved and phrase the next gen question in terms they find meaningful. (NOTE: To start the armchair analysis off on...

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