- Dec 25, 2008
You missed my point completely. I didn't say we should stick to old technology.Yopaz said:The same thing could be said for everything. Why come up with democracy when we already have a dictator? Why come up with fuel efficient cars when we already have some sort of motorized vehicle. Why have an endosymbiosis with an alpha proteo bacteria in order to get a mitochondria when we were doing just fine without it?Doom972 said:That might be the problem right there - they come up every few years with a new, expensive system and new expensive games. That's why I don't bother with consoles in general.JediMB said:We live in a world where a man can spend thousands upon thousands of dollars/euros on entertainment equipment, but still refuse to actually pay for software.
I think that some people feel that because they bought a device for a very limited purpose, it's justified to pirate the games because otherwise they just got a very expensive paperweight.
Why design a new system for your game when there are already popular existing ones?
If they made games for existing popular devices like PCs, smartphones and tablets instead of the new and gimmicky Wii and 3DS, they could have saved themselves a lot of time and money. Sega already learned that lesson with the Dreamcast.
If you're saying we don't need to make up new technological advances you have complete lack of understanding both of how technology and the market works. People will tell you all the time that they wont buy this or that game because the graphics look dated. The GameCube is old enough for people to complain. Hell, the PS3 and Xbox 360 are old enough for that. Except for making new systems what solution do you suppose there is in order to improve on those things?
I said that there are already platforms capable of running this sort of games - not older technology, but same-level technology. For example: smartphones can do the same thing the 3DS does (except perhaps the 3D vision, which is just a gimmick anyway) and Nintendo could have just developed games for that instead of creating another handheld device. They could have made games for a platform that many people own already, but instead chose to make a new handheld platform. Making people buy a new handheld device to play their games just doesn't seem like a good idea, considering the alternative.