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Old 03-29-13, 02:08 PM   #11
sytaylor
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Default Re: Playstation 4 = Complete let down!

Ray Kurzwiel writes about how the law of diminishing returns and the law of accelerated returns are actually complimentary. All the way back to punch card machines a technology has appeared, accelerated hit a wall, only to be replaced by a new technology within a decade.

I suspect we're there with silicon. That or, in a world with finite resources that chooses to invest in yesterdays fuels rather than tomorrow's computers like the car will become 3-4% more efficient every year, leading to smaller, lighter devices year after year

The most likely result is we're heading towards the uncanny valley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

Where things get so close to real it starts makes us feel revulsion towards the character. The simpler the character, the easier it is to like. Mario = easy to like. Max Payne, takes a little more work. The cast of GTA V takes a massive budget and years of effort.

My younger sister is 15, and watches other people commentating on people driving tractors and trucks together online. Maybe as I edge closer to 30 gaming has changed, and the concentration in the gaming market is because

1) I only have time to buy and play 3 or 4 games a year
2) Kids of today like f*cking weird sh*t

Either way. Bioshock infinite looks awesome. PS4, not so much. I spend most of my time on Fifa 13.
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