Sony's first serious salvo against Xbox Live?

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  1. Dave Falasco

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    Hey, all. Came across this article today while goofing off at work. [​IMG] Looks like Sony is getting serious about competing in the online arena. In summary:

     
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    This is great news, Dave. I think the winner of this battle will be the end-user.

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    I think Nintendo will probably play it safe with less online games and probably charge a fee to use all of their first party games (like $10 a month to play all Nintendo games online instead of charging for each one).

    I wonder if Sony will make this network free to use or if they'll pull a XBL and require an annual fee.
     
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    You forgot to mention GT4! [​IMG] [​IMG] If it's quick service that isn't cluttered with 56k'ers it sounds like it may 1-up XBL. Like Jay said, the real winners are the users.

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    These machines DEFINATELY sound like the core of their PS3 downloadable games only plan
     
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    It's got to be something...I don't see why they'd need such special hardware for a regular online network. I mean, I haven't had a single problem with Xbox Live and I don't recall them touting such fabulous server hardware.
     
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    Unless they figure out a way to integrate voice communication into every game, Live will still have a huge advantage over the PS2 online.
     
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    Good for Sony! I seriously wonder though if this is intended for PS2 or PS3 though, seems like any big networking plans for PS2 would be a "patch" at best. PS2 just wasn't set up with the express purpose of online service like Xbox was. The mere mention of playing MGS or GTA online makes my mouth water though...

    Nintendo will do the same thing they always do: lag and ride the 2nd wave. They will wait until way after the fact and then release one or two awesome games that are online-only, like Metroid, Zelda, or Mario. Enough people will flock to their service to play just those two games that they will makes skads of cash on it.
     
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    If this actually comes to fruition for PS2, and the model is similar to XBL, I'm looking forward to seeing EA backtrack on their reasons for not XBL enabling their games...
     

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