Provoked, nuck begins his series of 3 rants … the first seen below, the next two following in the coming days …
A lot of people in my previous blog post about the PS3 “Home” commented about how it is a “rip-off” compared to the Nintendo Wii’s Mii system. The issue I have with this opinion is that it’s not fully accurate, and that it’s “fanboy” talk. I often see companies announcing a new feature and the comments I read are that it’s “stooopit” “Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft is t3h d00mmered1111!1!” … Sony released “Home” the XBOX fans shout that Sony copied XBOX Live, Nintendo fans say they copied the Mii system.
These types of opinions don’t help anyone!
The truth? They copied both, AND did things no one else had done before. I’ve never seen anything like “Home” and I don’t care who or what Sony copied to get this done. As a consumer/PS3 owner I only care about the features I get. I was in the “fanboy” camp before. I remember at E3 when Sony revealed that their controller was motion sensing. I was outraged! I called my friend to vent! I couldn’t believe Sony could have done this. I was horrified, I shouted that Sony copied Nintendo. I was hoping Sony would get sued or something! Now? I’m really glad it’s there! I enjoy the motion sensing capabilities and it makes a lot of sense to use it. Playing the Motorstorm demo using the Sixaxis tilt control riding a bike feels really good actually!
People copy each other all the time. Guess what? When Ford made the model T they copied the horse cart manufacturers and gave the car 4 wheels and doors. Every single industry copies those within their own industry and outside of their own industry.
This is how progress is made! If no one copied each other, then there would not be any progress! Innovation without anyone following up is dead and pointless.
Stay tuned for the next one premiering tomorrow or this weekend.
It’s a 3 part rant … I’ve got the first two already ranted but I figured 1000 words is too much for a GameSpot post … Now I’m going to go play Phoenix Wright :D