Com-cast Ep. 11: Next Gen Trashcan

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Next Gen Trashcan

PS4 Problems

360 Problems

Get Xbox Saves on the 360

Xbox Live ID Emails Expired

  • ​What does the PS4 not need to be a bigger success?
  • What does the next Xbox need to be a bigger success?
  • Is a flawless launch necessary to shore up sagging console sales?
  • Is profile transfer a key element to the transition?

​For Teh Lulz

Battlenet Hacked

Steam Hacked

PSN Hacked

  • Are they being targeted simply because they are so big and therefore have lots of data, are there inherent flaws in such large networks that make such a large network an appealing target, or is this, perhaps, just coincidence?
  • Does the free nature of each of these services have any effect on these intrusions?
  • PSN and Sony fans have long touted that the free nature of the PSN service makes it better than the paid for Xbox Live service run by Microsoft, but is PSN more vulnerable because of this?
  • If it is, is it still a better value, risk of information loss vs. not having to pay for the service?
Solifluktion's picture

Nice idea with your own website. Although it did mess up my podcastsubscription a bit (iTunes had to download the last episode a second time before it could download this one.).

@"I hope the pc won't lose it's soul"

I agree. While becoming more like consoles might help the pc regain a larger role on the market it will most likely result in a simplification of games. After all the developers would have to make games controllable with a limited number of buttons like we've seen with Mass Effect 2 oder "Mass Effect 3: Magic Spacebar of Gameplay" (even though Mass Effect 1 came out on the X360 long before it came out on the pc and still it had a much better button layout on the pc than the sequels)

I just want the pc to still matter. It's sad when games like Red Red Redemption only come out on the consoles.

 

@Microsoftpoints

For me the whole system isn't very comfortable.

I don't have (or want to have) a credit card so I have to buy (bioware-)points on amazon. And even when I've put up with all this I stil have to face the fact that I'll lose some money because there are always some points left. Say I buy 20€ worth of points and use them to buy 2 dlcs. I will end up with about 2-3€ worth of points that I can't use for anything. 

In my opinion they should add paypal support for the direct purchase of content and leave the points as an alternative for people that want to separate their paypal account or credit card from services such as the microsoft-marketplace.

 

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