To the bolded: I'll tell you what $399 was: not cheap. At the time, you could have made the case that $399 wasn't expensive, that it was fairly average, sure. But you couldn't have argued that it was cheap. Cheap would have been anything south of $300, roughly.I don't see it that way.
It's cheap to me. And to a lot of others too; people buying super expensive PCs (money which, lets be frank, only helps with gaming, not other PC needs). Also, people that bought PS4 base AND Pro, like me.
Give us more options. Have a 499 option, but have a truly premium option too. And if 499 is expensive, 399 was expensive when PS4 was released too, or what? Inflation etc. Inflation adjusted, that 399 is 441 today, which is a few big macs from 499.
This is what I'm expecting. It still feels far too early for this kind of device to actually take off. We need way more strides in other areas first.
eh to me they are quality in the sense they aren't broken messes. They sure as hell can put me to sleep tho. Mario Odyssey and BOTW are the best games they have made in a long while and they have made games that come close since imo. Mario Maker 2 tho looks like the next must buy but then again it so I never have to bu another 2d mario on switch.
Now that would leave me shocked. If they had a console with an actual disk drive and physical retail games. For some reason that strikes me as a wildest thing. Now that would show a big commitment. They don't have to do that, but the core of the core (us) would love it.
That's nice of you to say.
I agree with that and It's hard for me to believe that they are making a proper console not a streaming box.That's nice of you to say.
But your words may be premature, while I would like to see them launch a next gen console first and shake up the industry, have Sony and ms on damage control, but hardware is nothing without games, so they would need to have some steller exclusives and first party.
I imagine this thing is going to be positioned as a service as much as a traditional hardware platform so the “handheld” could be an option to steam it to laptops or tablets/phones. People thinking about this too much in traditional console mindsets, I think.
Not too sure about that. You can play MS games on Xbox, PC, potentially switch. If their goal is to bring them to as many platforms as possible then yeah, but if they want to keep Xbox and PC as main devices then I doubt it.
Yeah nothing like naming your product as the sequel to a failed console that is only revered in the most niche corners of the internet.
Yeah, you're probably right. It's been long enough they could just call it the Dreamcast.
Or it could be something completely different - a stand-alone VR gaming device similar to Oculus Quest, for example.There are possibilities other than "Chromecast with Bluetooth controller support" and "direct PlayStation/Xbox competitor." It could be a higher spec set top box like a recent Nvidia Shield TV if Google's streaming solution is one that runs certain things locally to improve latency.
There is solid tech behind the Pixel brand but it's not optimized for gaming. I think I this will be a high power dock for their pixel brand:
Yeah, now that would be an actual gaming console and it would show that Google is serious.Now that would leave me shocked. If they had a console with an actual disk drive and physical retail games. For some reason that strikes me as a wildest thing. Now that would show a big commitment. They don't have to do that, but the core of the core (us) would love it.
There is no hardware they have just announced itUnless you buried your head in the sand for the last few months you'd probably already know this... What you might not have known is that they poached Richard Marks, genius level hardware PhD, from Sony I think last year or maybe even a little earlier pretty much assuring that it's hardware.