WTF is Sony thinking?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by CCNaru, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. CCNaru
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    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

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    If anyone's watching E3 right now, Sony just announced they're exclusively teaming up with AT&T to bring 3g to PS Vita (PSP2)...

    really, Sony? REALLY? AT&T? Epitome of the shitty ISP in United States?

    I'll really have to think hard about getting this thing now... why didn't they go with someone like Verizon instead?
     


  2. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I really don't know...didn't they use verizon on their other phone?
     
  3. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa This... This is the world we live in

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    AT&T will probably be really good after the merger with T mobile [​IMG]
     
  4. Magmorph

    Magmorph GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I could have sworn I heard booing in the audience when they announced that.
     
  5. RoMee

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    maybe at&t offered the most $$
    but yeah it sucks
     
  6. jamesaa

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    I found it amusing when he announced AT&T, the audience didn't seem overly impressed.

    Wonder who they'll pick in the uk, maybe O2?
     
  7. junkerde

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    lol i heard laughing when he said that, like alot of people were just laughing
     
  8. CCNaru
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    First time I've heard boos in the audience, actually. It was pretty positive up to that point.
     
  9. VLinh

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    The entire conference was okay, but they still focused on Motion Gaming WTF?!! Was expecting to see games like Last Guardian.
     
  10. DeMoN

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    I wonder how AT&T thrives enough to outbid the competition all the time.
     
  11. Jan1tor

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    AT&T hmmm just another thing they copy from Nintendo. Wow front & rear cameras hmmm Nintendo first, Gyroscopic hmmm Nintendo, Connect to other players (Near) hmmmm Nintendo spotpass. $249 hmmmm Nintendo. Well at least the rear touch is an origional idea.
     
  12. DarkWay

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    Party chat? rear AND front touch pad? dual analog?

    Just because Nintendo brought a handheld out before Sony with certain features doesn't mean Sony are copying Nintendo.

    Originality is extremely hard to come by in-terms of gaming and consoles with the "limited" (used loosely) technology we have.
    There will ALWAYS be small and huge similarities between various products as technology grows.

    Personally I'm more mortified by the name of Sony's new handheld, I mean Vita? really?
     
  13. Nathan Drake

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    This may be hard to believe, but 3G and AT&T existed BEFORE the 3DS and PSVita. I know, astounding. 3G contracts will always go to the highest bidder too. If AT&T offered the most, they got picked. Be angry at AT&T for having so much money. Cameras and their placement is nothing new. For all we know, Sony had that planned for ages. Ever hear of Adhoc on the PSP? Local multiplayer present in many PSP games. Spotpass is just another form of local wireless. And I know for sure that gyroscopic technology was in use before the 3DS. $249 is called market competition. Learn basic economics and come back.

    Bitch moar.
     
  14. KingdomBlade

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    Adding features someone else has =/= copying.

    So I assume that the PSV is copying the fact that it has sound and a screen with images on it from Nintendo too.

    Are you seriously accusing them of copying the price? The value of the PSV is higher than the 3DS by a lot, they're virtually losing money by making the price so low. We should be thankful about the price, not complain about how it's the same as their competitors.

    Honestly, before people make accusations like that, I just wish it'd wouldn't be so biased. *coughNintendofanboycough*
     
  15. iluvfupaburgers

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    really? if you are seeing it this was than all consoles are copies of the magnavox odyssey. really all consoles? odyssey came with that first. those features were out before nintendo anyways and are not for nintendo use only
     
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    Honestly, the 3G stuff doesn't matter to me. I likely will just get the WiFi model. I don't generally go anywhere where I'd take it, and if I do, I don't get much time to lay since I have to drive there! I usually play at home, so WiFi is fine for me. Though AT&T is lame, I don't understand why they'd go with them. Nintendo I guess is fine, since it's mostly just WiFi hotspots that they're offering. But their 3G sucks. That's why I never got the iPhone, which thankfully is on a decent network now. I'm getting the Vita for sure though, LBP made me buy a PS3, and it'll make me buy the Vita!
     
  17. CCNaru
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    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

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    I may have money for Vita but tbh I'd like to get a PS3 instead, so if there's a price drop for that I'd get that first.

    TV, Internet and Phone, the only problem I had was with AT&T, and them only. that's why I'm so against this... :
     
  18. Nathan Drake

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    I enjoy owning a PS3 already. Hopefully the Vita lets you download PSN games. I'm thinking that even if the Vita gets hacked (well, let's face it, when it gets hacked), I'm going to roll legit with this one. I think it will help to bring me out of the video game funk that piracy has put me in. It just isn't as fun when you can get anything you want whenever you want.
     
  19. ojsinnerz.

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    People can't stop complaining, yeesh.

    Anyway, PSV, day one purchase. Given it's reasonable price, astounding hardware (I hope the battery is at the same level as the PSP), and a Vanillaware game? I'm sold. Heck, even if it doesn't get any games for awhile, the OLED screen is enough for a purchase at the price.
     
  20. iluvfupaburgers

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    i think its a reasonable price for what it has, and compared to its competitor 3ds (which is overpriced) so i might be getting vita instead of 3ds for this gen [​IMG]