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The Tech Fixes the PS3 Still Needs, Eight Years On 99

An anonymous reader writes "The PlayStation 4 has well and truly arrived, but Sony's still selling its last-gen console by the pallet-load, eight years after first going on sale. Of course, as a new article points out, that's nothing compared to the PS2's astonishing 13 year manufacturing run. To help achieve that, the author outlines some tech fixes the PS3 could still do with, even after all this time, from tighter PS Vita integration, to yes, cross game chat. Can it make it past a decade, too?"
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The Tech Fixes the PS3 Still Needs, Eight Years On

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  • 3D Blu-Ray Player (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Vandil X ( 636030 ) on Saturday August 23, 2014 @03:56PM (#47737853)
    I lost interest in mainstream console gaming after the SNES/Genesis and the Saturn/PS1 eras. The way gaming was going on consoles (Xbox, PS2, GCN) just turned me off and I spent more time playing MMOs on PCs. So when the 360 and PS3 came out, I bought a PS3 only to serve as an easy-to-firmware-update Blu-Ray player that can play my PS1 games and, perhaps, any PS3 game that catches my eye (SF4 for example) and retro collection discs.

    The killer app for me was when 3D Blu-Ray capability was added. For me, the PS3 will continue to have it's honorary position in my entertainment scenario, so long as it can play Blu-Ray movies and allow me to play Symphony of the Night on the big screen.

    If my PS3 breaks while they're still making them? I'm not sure I'd buy another. I'd just get a cheap 3D-capable Blu-Ray player and play SotN by other means.
  • Re:Wet Dream (Score:4, Interesting)

    by PopeRatzo ( 965947 ) on Saturday August 23, 2014 @04:28PM (#47738065) Journal

    That's a fanboy wishlist, not a well thought out, profit-oriented list of reasonable items that have any hope of getting added to a down-market, end of life console that's in cost-cutting, discount sales mode.

    When you say "fanboy", I think you meant, "customer".

    I know consumers are only supposed to accept what the corporation deigns to give them nowadays, but there was a time when companies used to say, "the customer is always right" and actually try to give them products that they wanted.

    Today, it's "The customer needs to just STFU, accept the EULA and use our product the way we want them to use our product, until we decide to take that away too and force them to buy our next product, because corporations are people, my friend. People who happen to be your goddamn overlords. Now bow before, me, worm".

"This is lemma 1.1. We start a new chapter so the numbers all go back to one." -- Prof. Seager, C&O 351