So I was watching some videos from E3 2019, which I actually didn’t even know was going on at the moment, so that’s how out-of-the-loop I am, and I ran across this. In the middle of the show they had a trailer for a new monitor, and I thought “Really, they’re gonna have a presentation and an advertisement in the middle of the show?”.
Then I remembered, the whole thing about E3 is a glorified advertisement. Sure, it’s a celebration of electronic entertainment, and mostly video games, and hype sells (unfortunately), but it is actually just a bunch of advertisements for products that they want to get some publicity around. I might be getting very old, because I find it just tedious. And I’ve been in the scene long enough to know just how much actual bullshit they’re spewing.
Just have a gander at the introduction they had for the next Xbox console; the over-hype and deliberate juxtaposition of information is just revolting. They’re exclaiming things like they’re doing something that has never been done before, but everything they’re saying has already been done for years, just not in the console space.
“It’s gonna usher in resolution and frame rate that we’ve never seen before”
And no, it is not going to deliver 8K resolution at 120 frames per second. But it might, however, deliver some 8K content, and some other, most likely 1080p content, at 120 frames per second.
All stuff that has been done on PC before. But for them to deliver 8K at 120fps, they’re gonna have to charge Gaming PC prices, and that’s not gonna sell to people that just want a console.
They also talk about how important their SSD is, which is kind of funny because that’s a modification that many users have already done for years. Even since the PS3 days. And they mention the combination of the SSD and the solid-state-drive, which seems redundant as SSD stands for solid-state-drive.
I’m just not buying this bullshit anymore. The whole industry has proven time and time again that it can not be trusted, and so it should not be trusted until it has delivered and proven that they’ve delivered what they promised before any praise should be given.
And stop clapping for exclusivity! Exclusivity only hurts consumers, not perks them!