Originally Posted by Poopsqueege
When was the last time you rented a game from Blockbuster for $2.00? I haven't since the 80s. The Blockbuster down the street from me has a poor selection of games, and charges $7.99/7 days. I did GameFly for a while, which was decent, however.
These days, I just buy used games and re-sell them when I'm done with them, as it's actually cheaper in the long run, given the (in-)frequency in which I pick up new titles. Half.com is my friend. A few really good ones (LBP for instance), I keep in my library for the long haul.
Originally Posted by thulsa18
I agree. It would make a lot
of sense for Sony to flirt with the homebrew community. Apple has certainly benefited from the ubiquity of the iPhone. Sony already has the tools for a decent home brew market on the PS3, and they've been STRONGLY courting developers for the PSP GO (which is a joke of a system in my opinion.) It seems to me, Sony has been losing money and market share, and is pretty desperate to regain dominance. In the mobile market, Nintendo and Sony have been strongly hurt by iPhone. If Sony can make compelling hardware (PS3 is that already), and encourage the developer community with strong incentives (open development platform, rich developer tools, low-margin file hosting, etc), Sony could actually have a rich App Store on it's hands. I doubt Sony would ever allow completely open development, for things like Emulators and the like, but I can definitely see opportunity for them, if
they play their cards right. I just wonder if it's too little, too late. The PS3 is definitely better hardware (than the XB360), and seem to be gaining momentum, but it's taken them 3 years to get here. I just hope Sony can come back strong, but after several years of bad (anti-consumer) decisions, I have my doubts.