Tebbit's forum posts

#1 Posted by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

@mb: I wouldn't call title exclusivity a defining factor of a platform, as most games these days have multi-platform releases. I guess I'd also argue that PlayStation Now and OnLive are actually getting their own independent release of multiplatform titles. I think of it like a port, in that it's identical in almost every way but the mechanism by which you receive it is different. The original release of Killzone 3, for example didn't have the input latency of the PlayStation Now version.

@corruptedevil: Haha, true enough!

@jeff Wanna weigh in on this? How come Steam, PlayStation Now etc. are not considered platforms on the site? It seems like a pretty arbitrary definition, when PlayStation Network and Xbox Live are considered platforms, and aside from their integration into a console, they are identical to things like Steam, OnLive, and other similar services.

In fact, OnLive was integrated into an exclusive console at some point (maybe it still is), so that seems like a prime candidate for Platform-ization.

@ll_exile_ll Perhaps there should be a "Service" category for these various online distribution services. When this site refers to platforms, it seems like it is really referring to a physical hardware+software bundle (with the curious inclusions of XBL and PSN).

#2 Edited by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

It seems like a disparity to me that Steam, OnLive and PlayStation Now are not Platforms (in the wiki, they are considered Concepts).

Should this be changed, or is there some reason why they are only concepts?

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live are both considered Platforms, even though these are fundamentally identical in function to services such as Steam. The only difference between those services and PlayStation Now is the method of delivery (streaming vs. direct download)

At any rate, shouldn't these online services all be under one heading (either Platform or Concept)? I'd argue that Platform is more suitable, because they are - at a base level - a platform upon which games are hosted and downloaded (to another physical platform like a PlayStation, Xbox or PC).

#3 Posted by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

If they can detect the song, why don't they just set a percentage of the ad revenue for that video to go to the publisher?

Oh right, that would be too reasonable.

#4 Posted by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

Ironically, if Patrick had never reported this non-news story, I would have never known about the non-news story.

#5 Posted by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

If you knew Ryan Davis at all, you know it doesn't seem crazy at all to say that I've never felt so sad about someone I've never met passing away. Thanks for everything.

#6 Posted by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

Wellington, New Zealand

#7 Edited by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

Breaking News: Microsoft changes console name from Xbox One to PlayStation 4.

"From the start, Xbox has been all about extremely slow recognition of important market changes, and ignorance to consumer preference, and today we've cemented this by applying to our company the name of the brand that we have, in an almost wholesale fashion, mimicked every premium feature - proving once again that we have no idea what we're doing in the console marketplace."

#8 Posted by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

I've always done both. Having a semi-decent PC and a PlayStation growing up (as well as a Master-System II that my brother and I "borrowed" from our cousins for an extended period of time), I never had to choose. That trend continues to this day.

#9 Posted by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

Going out for a coffee (or hemp milk or whatever it is you kids are into these days) is a great idea. It doesn't seem like you're trying too hard, but you're still interested in getting to know them and spending time with them.

Do it! The old "do you wanna grab a coffee sometime" line is one of the most successful in the book.

#10 Edited by Tebbit (4473 posts) -

Every character is now replaced by Marth.

Finally, dreams become reality.