Vermouth or Aelon.net has a problem with all next-gen consoles, and he goes on to explain why he does not like the direction they are heading in.
Thursday night, Nintendo unveiled the Revolution controller and I realized that as a gamer none of the next generation machines are really dealing with solving my problems with games. The stuff that was really bothering me about gaming, went ignored by Microsoft with itâ€™s HD era, Sony with itâ€™s doomsday machine, and Nintendo with itâ€™s new controller. Was anyone sitting up on Wednesday night going â€œYou know, Iâ€™d really love to be playing more games but I just canâ€™t stand to use a controller, or buy some customized design over a network, or see it on a machine so powerful that almost none of the game programmers can easily work on itâ€. I know I wasnâ€™t. The problems I was thinking about was how retail is strangling out genres, how story telling is still underrepresented in gaming, and how community management needs to be implemented so there are less people acting like jerks because they think theyâ€™re anonymous in online games. There has been a singlular response to each of these problems.