253w ago - There's no doubt that Sony has made mistakes this generation such as underestimating both Microsoft and Nintendo. Another mistake is relying too much on the brand image and not pumping out enough marketing.
However, if you have a look at the bigger picture, I think Sony are the smart ones in this console race, and I'm going to tell you why...
The Internet has been full of articles on why the PS3 is in trouble and how Sony have made mistakes since it launched. So I thought it would be right to give a fresh opinion on the matter.
There's no question that the PS3 has had a rocky start; it launched with very few quality games and it was argued by many that at its inception there was very little incentive to buy the PS3 over the older and cheaper Xbox 360.
The Xbox also had more titles and many multi-platform games that felt so much better than their PS3 counter-parts. As we approach the PS3's two-year anniversary in Europe however, the console is looking very different.
There are many quality titles under the PS3's belt including some impressive exclusives like LittleBigPlanet and Resistance 2. With Killzone 2 and hundreds of other titles just on the horizon, why does the media still bash the PS3?
Could it be 'revenue related'. The huge majority...
255w ago - Microsoft has launched a safety education campaign to help parents their children's digital media use. Below is the press release with the announcement:
Press Release: Microsoft Encourages Families to Get Game Smart
Safety education campaign helps families manage video gaming and media use; company starts nationwide search for parents and teens to serve as gaming safety ambassadors.
REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With 65 percent of American households playing computer or video games,(1) it is more important than ever for parents and caregivers to be aware of - and have access to - resources and tools to manage their children's digital media use.
This is why Microsoft Corp., along with the nation's most prominent children's media advocates and consumer electronics retailer Best Buy(R), is encouraging families to Get Game Smart with a first-of-its-kind approach to educating and engaging American families.
Get Game Smart is a new public service campaign designed to help parents and kids maintain a dialogue about balanced and age-appropriate media use and, more specifically, video gaming on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and Windows-based PC in their homes.
Get Game Smart gives families resources and incentives to...