PSXE Poll Update: Sony Fans Would Hate An "Always-On" PS4
There's a rumor going around that the new Xbox will be an "always-on" machine; i.e., users will have to be connected to the Internet at all times to play games (even those that aren't being played online).
When we asked the PSXE community how they would respond to an "always-on" PlayStation 4, the results were pretty decisive- Most would just hate it. And that might in turn affect their ultimate purchase decision.
Personally, I can't possibly comprehend the need for an "always-on" system. As far as I can tell, the only reason for it to exist is for the manufacturer of the console to spy on you. I understand that you can constantly be connected with your friends but I have no need for that. In fact, I'd hate it. To be honest, I have no desire to showcase everything I'm doing with my game console; my privacy is invaded enough on a daily basis, thank you very much. But anyway, that's just a mini-rant. ;)
This week, we all consider a variety of critical factors before opting to purchase an expensive new gaming console. What's #1 on your priority list? Is it the games? Is it the reliability? Is it the price? Is it the power and potential of the system? Decent arguments can be made for each; which is most important to you?
4/14/2013 9:26:04 PM Ben Dutka