Vaporware is a term in the computer industry that describes a product, typically computer hardware or software, that is announced to the general public but is never actually released nor officially canceled. (wikipedia: vaporware)
This sounds more and more like the PSN which in a way, has been in a perpetual BETA since its launch. This passing generation has been one of intense digital experimentation and the market has spoken, it'll continue to strengthen an online interest. Should those interests constantly be online? That's a questionable and slippery slope that should rightly garner strict criticism. It isn't out of consumer bias that people generally would not like to see an always online and purely digital. It's out of the lack of control and sense of ownership a person has when they hold a game in their hand and know it will do what its supposed to, like a toaster, when you hit the power button. Remember when games didn't need patches and just-inexplicably, you know, did what they were supposed to. They just put a playable game on screen on demand. No patches, no load times (for the most part) and that age is dead. Somehow now a selling point of the PS4 is that it'll do all the loading and downloading and patches in the background so you can play games out of box. How is this a selling point? Has the market devolved that heavily? The celebration of its mediocrity hit a high note when SONY had those 'IN SHIRT XMB' T-shirts. That was a sorry display.
I don't want to hate on the industry and I don't want to rally people to not buy the new consoles, but you know what? It wouldn't kill the industry if you didn't and maybe all the bad things and bad trends we're seeing, will straiten up. Maybe companies will be more likely to listen and maybe, just maybe, for once- we'll get what we pay for and not what we're given.
End the schlock.
Don't buy into bullshit and don't sell yourself short.
It won't kill games to say no, it'll make them better.
Look at your hand and play your cards. If you check, I'm sure you'll see you have all of them.
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