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This week on The Escapist Show, Nick and Jack discuss Sony's sudden closure of the PS3 and PS Vita's stores and their apparent disinterest in preserving PlayStation's history.
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PlayStation preservation - 11:00 - 28:00

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  1. Utsugen

    Utsugen

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    The closure of PS3\PSVita stores gets me so furious, so raving mad, I can barely form a coherent argument without delving into cursing and ranting. You're right, we are old men yelling at clouds. I don't even own a PSVita, becauseI couldn't afford it at the time and other stuff got in the way since, but I've always wanted to buy one because it still looks like one of the best handhelds. Not being particularly rich, in money or free time, I tend to catch up to games with 5 years of delay, sometimes even more; and in the meantime I tend to buy a lot of retro or indie games that can run on my not-so-young computer, so as my backlog grows so does my delayed entrance into newer gaming. Just know this, I haven't even bought a PS4 yet. But I still want to! It's not like I want to "skip" a generation or a platform, I just want to get there in my own time! Am I to expect that a few years from now the PS5 will be similarly shut down and everything will be restricted to the umpteenth rerelease on the PS7, and I will have missed out forever? Heck, the Vita is barely 10 years old, that's not a lot of time, I've had hard drives, bottles of liquor, pairs of socks and action toys last far longer than that! Is the world going so fast now that you either fully devote yourself to being up to date or you can just drop it all and stay in your nostalgia den? This I can say, if they plan to raise any moral argument against piracy ever again, they can sod right off.

  2. Ian Tophernicus

    Ian Tophernicus

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I literally ordered a Vita the day before the article was released. I am more than disappoint. I'm happy I have Persona 4 Golden, but it still stings that I'll miss out on so many games that I won't know about until it ends. Also, just found out that all of the PS Videos I bought that released after 2015 cannot be downloaded to my PS3 for offline viewing. I know PS Video will be ending in August, but I hope the app will still be on PS5, since I don't see it being in stock in August. Also, money is expensive.

  3. awdrifter3

    awdrifter3

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Jailbreak your PS Vita now while the PSN store is still active. Then you can do anything you want even after the shutdown.

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      What would you say is the best way to hack a Vita? I bought my first one the day before the article was released. Supposedly, a bunch of games are already being removed from the store and I fear my technical prowess won't know which system works best, or how I might go about hacking it in the first place.

  4. D2ME

    D2ME

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Biscuit is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  5. NekoiNemo

    NekoiNemo

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    "Spirits that you have to kill with one specific weapon" - oh god, i get Metroid Prime flashbacks. What a terribly designed crap game that was, and it was chock full of this kind of garbage. Why would Doom of all games tried to rip off that shitty design decision?? Then again, Eternal did already have poorly designed and pacing-killing MArauder enemies... About PS3/Vita store shut down: Eh, sucks to be a console peasant, i guess. Must be terrible to have literally 0 ownership of the games you have "bought" and have no backwards compatibility. Well, if you need me, i'll just be over here, playing a WinXP game that i bought in on Steam in 2004. "Nintendo is even more behind on that". 3DS playing DS games that played GBA games that played GB/C games (while GBC also played GB games) and Wii U playing Wii games which had played NGC games say "blow me".

  6. Craig Wood

    Craig Wood

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I know I am in the minority, but I do go back and replay older games quite often (PS1, 2 and 3) so the lack of backwards compatibility (without a monthly subscription to something like PS Now) is one of the reasons I have not moved from the PS3: Especially with limited funds to go buy something like GTA: VC for the third time. Come to think of it: does PS3 support mean all the games still playable online will now stop being playable online? I am only playing one, but I play it often so I have to wonder.

  7. Lester Paredes

    Lester Paredes

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I play my Vita and Playstation TV on a daily basis. Especially since I've hacked the PSTV to play all games, instead of just the tiny list Sony allows. I can't believe that Sony have so little time to let the few developers still making Vita games to finish them. I get that the store will eventually shut down, but honestly, all the games are still downloadable. So all they're doing is taking away the ability to give them money. Friggin Sony

  8. tanner1ie

    tanner1ie

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    While i indeed haven't played my PS3 in about two years, there are many games i intend to go back to on it. Though i play my Vita more often, at least once a month and there are certainly Vita exclusives and crossplay games that work better on the system i'm still interested in buying. (I used to use my Vita every day until it' MNmore app was disabled also we never got a Netflix app for it in Europe, which i certainly would have made use of as the Vita's screen is bigger and better than the one on my phone and i do watch Netflix on it :) .) Of course the Vita didn't get enough support from day one and in terms of hardware, it should have gotten a successor. My Vita has also developed an issue with the battery, so i really can't play on it away from a plug anymore, but since you can't replace the battery in it, unlike the PSP, it's a really shame Sony treated it in particular as such. On the PSP, MAYBE it's time to drop support for it, but at same time, if ANYBODY is still using any given service or system, they deserve support and it's not that hard for large companies to do so :_ .

  9. Halfulll

    Halfulll

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    The editing in this show is great, hats off to Omar.

  10. Lynxyss

    Lynxyss

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I love my Vita to bits. I do have it cracked, because Sony was being a meanie to it and homebrew is love. Now I'm playing all old the emulator games on it.

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      I literally ordered a Vita the day before the article was released. I am more than disappoint. I'm happy I have Persona 4 Golden, but it still stings that I'll miss out on so many games that I won't know about until it ends. Also, just found out that all of the PS Videos I bought that released after 2015 cannot be downloaded to my PS3 for offline viewing. I know PS Video will be ending in August, but I hope the app will still be on PS5, since I don't see it being in stock in August. Also, money is expensive.

  11. Andrew Long

    Andrew Long

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Usually listen to the podcast, tuned into the video for the cat.

  12. TheCreepypro

    TheCreepypro

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    great discussion as always as a game preservationist I would like to see more old games available but for now till we have better options I guess just hang on to and buy old physical games of stuff you like

  13. David Taylor

    David Taylor

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Moving on from a stack of game cases to a digital library is hard for some people. Some are concerned about losing data in a freak accident and others are just not that technically adept.

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      I literally ordered a Vita the day before the article was released. I am more than disappoint. I'm happy I have Persona 4 Golden, but it still stings that I'll miss out on so many games that I won't know about until it ends. Also, just found out that all of the PS Videos I bought that released after 2015 cannot be downloaded to my PS3 for offline viewing. I know PS Video will be ending in August, but I hope the app will still be on PS5, since I don't see it being in stock in August. Also, money is expensive.

  14. Kes Sharann

    Kes Sharann

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    The Library of Congress is the one that will be hardest hit by this. What can they even save for posterity?

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      I literally ordered a Vita the day before the article was released. I am more than disappoint. I'm happy I have Persona 4 Golden, but it still stings that I'll miss out on so many games that I won't know about until it ends. Also, just found out that all of the PS Videos I bought that released after 2015 cannot be downloaded to my PS3 for offline viewing. I know PS Video will be ending in August, but I hope the app will still be on PS5, since I don't see it being in stock in August. Also, money is expensive.

  15. IEATZOMB13Z

    IEATZOMB13Z

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Doom Eternal very much asks you to play it, ITS way which i really appriciate, and as muich as the systems are hard to learn, they keep you in combat constantly which is what doom is all about, in theory you never need to run away from enemies which i fucking love, but i understand its not for everyone.

  16. Jorae Reegers

    Jorae Reegers

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Still waiting for GOG to add Silent Hill and RE trilogy. I'm afraid to turn on my PS3. But if I have to play devil's advocate...it was bound to happen due to PS3 specific games in general. They're harder to port over because of that system's architecture. At least, AT LEAST, I'm hoping Sony will start "game preservation" NOW with PS4-PS5 and onwards.

  17. Donald Nabity

    Donald Nabity

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    It bothers me that week after week, they ignore PS Now that has games from PS2, PS3, PS4 (if you have PS5), and even some PSP and PS Vita games. Not trying to be Sony fanboy, but trying to provide the "Sony Gamespass" they keep ignoring.

    • Varnopolis

      Varnopolis

      12 өдрийн өмнө

      from what i've seen on other youtube PSnow reviews... the reason a lot of people don't like that services approach to older PS games is because of its heavy reliance on streaming. (and apparently, the versions streamed on PSnow end up being very inferior versions of PS3 games) this is often contrasted with Game Pass that not only allows you to download games off the service but Microsoft's willingness to "upgrade" various old games from the 360 & Xbox One eras. (such as higher frame rates, higher resolutions, auto-hdr, etc)

  18. Tyrael007

    Tyrael007

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    i despice digital games, i haw a fue but the majorety of my game collection (3,2k) is physical, digital is conviniusnt and easy but like most ppl not forwerd thinking, i haw over 300 ps3 games that i can play when i whant, and if i tyer of them i can SELL them, how mutch dos your digital copy of a game go for nowdays... waist of worth for convinunce. like todays humen...

  19. Sam Halsall

    Sam Halsall

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    The Vita was the best money I ever spent on a console. Bought mine a week before release, and rarely has a day gone by since then that I haven't played it. It's a lifesaver on my breaks at work or when traveling. Such a shame that Sony bungled this amazing machine so badly from Day 1, and a bigger shame that they're abandoning their most loyal customers now.

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      I literally ordered a Vita the day before the article was released. I am more than disappoint. I'm happy I have Persona 4 Golden, but it still stings that I'll miss out on so many games that I won't know about until it ends. Also, just found out that all of the PS Videos I bought that released after 2015 cannot be downloaded to my PS3 for offline viewing. I know PS Video will be ending in August, but I hope the app will still be on PS5, since I don't see it being in stock in August. Also, money is expensive.

  20. Oscar Garcia

    Oscar Garcia

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Sinistar Jack!? Were you even alive when it came out?

  21. skajohncarter

    skajohncarter

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    That inadvertent cloud pun was priceless!

  22. metfan4l

    metfan4l

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm usually a Playstation guy but between the backwards compatibility / Bethesda acquisition / Game Pass that Series X is looking better and better.

    • Varnopolis

      Varnopolis

      12 өдрийн өмнө

      @Nico Yeah, I agree with you... one more plus for Microsoft: they're cool with spreading their products onto the PC platform. Wish Sony & Nintendo would take a page outta that book.

    • Nico

      Nico

      13 өдрийн өмнө

      I can play all those on pc.

  23. Arif R Winandar

    Arif R Winandar

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Jack "The Card" Packard

  24. Rei Zak

    Rei Zak

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I remember watching my cousin play that Noah game as a kid. XD

  25. Werd Lert

    Werd Lert

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't know, this take is a little unnuanced, I can still access old books and films thanks to the work of various institutions like libraries, cinemas, art foundations etc. I'm pretty sure when it comes to the cult titles, there will always be some audience that wants to check out these stories they heard about that old series "Mass Effect". Or people wanting to check how it all began after playing the newest title. Or researchers/journalists interested in the history of games. It's niche content sure, but like, niche content exists in various media, and continues to exist. I know a guy who knows a guy who only watches silent movies from 20s. So there are ways. Anyways, this is an area where PC shines, because the software is not directly tied to specific hardware and can be modified.

  26. Max Power

    Max Power

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Wouldn't it be more like "Literally shaking fist at metaphorical cloud."? ^^

  27. Guy Underwood

    Guy Underwood

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Through the power of emulation most of the games my 10 and 8 year old have played are from the 16 bit era.

  28. Krash Landicoot

    Krash Landicoot

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    This is why emulation and piracy are undisputedly great things. As digitial stores shut down and the organic adhesives that hold cd's and dvd's together rot away, there will come a time that emulation and piracy become the only option to enjoy all the classics.

  29. Zslayer Dre

    Zslayer Dre

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I've been curious how patches will work, because they said you can still download games just not buy them. That being said I missed out on the ps3 era and I've been going back to play games and I'm extremely disappointed that I'll be missing out on a lot of games. I can't afford to buy everything I want and some of the physical copies for certain games are prohibitly expensive. Not to mention all of the amazing ps1 + ps2 classics that are also very expensive that you can get for a reasonable price on psn. This is why the ps5 not having backwards compatibility is such an issue - they could just sell it on the ps5 store although like Jack said it's probably by design so they can sell you "remastered" versions of games in the future for $70 that contain a slight resolution bump. As far as the topic of game preservation goes - I have way too many thoughts on it to fit here but while I do agree most people probably don't care it's still an extremely important thing to do in my opinion.

  30. The Rogue Empire

    The Rogue Empire

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    my ps1 still works after sitting in dust after 20 years. sony has good hardware.

  31. José Heitor

    José Heitor

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    That intro =)

  32. joefosh

    joefosh

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    its fine, just makes me feel zero guilt when i download a playstation rom and play it on my phone for free because there is no legitimate way to give sony my money for it.

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      I literally ordered a Vita the day before the article was released. I am more than disappoint. I'm happy I have Persona 4 Golden, but it still stings that I'll miss out on so many games that I won't know about until it ends. Also, just found out that all of the PS Videos I bought that released after 2015 cannot be downloaded to my PS3 for offline viewing. I know PS Video will be ending in August, but I hope the app will still be on PS5, since I don't see it being in stock in August. Also, money is expensive.

  33. Smart Smears

    Smart Smears

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Sony's modern arrogant era started mid PS4 when they were saying they were too good for crossplay

    • Varnopolis

      Varnopolis

      12 өдрийн өмнө

      Yeah no kidding. And it continued with their CEO's comments on "no one wants to play old games" and peaking with their "our exclusives are worth the $70 price increase".

  34. Claude Speed

    Claude Speed

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Never thought I would ever defend Nintendo, but at least they are constantly repackaging old games for full price instead of just abandoning them completely.

  35. Dan Smith

    Dan Smith

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    That's only true if they aren't planning to announce some retro game thing for the PS5 whatever form that may take.

  36. Big Boss

    Big Boss

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Good vid. Like the chill vibes

  37. ahdnoh

    ahdnoh

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I just started playing Horizon Zero Dawn on pc and it is amazing. Hope Sony starts sharing more titles to port to pc.

  38. Maxx Lazos

    Maxx Lazos

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I want to watch marty sliva. Please give him a show

  39. AeroShockHD

    AeroShockHD

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    How the fuck did you forget to put jak and daxter on the thumbnail

  40. MonarchRigel

    MonarchRigel

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    great work again today Omar! keep it up!

  41. SCP Tabletop

    SCP Tabletop

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    The servers are still up. I wonder when they will finally kill it off :(?

    • SCP Tabletop

      SCP Tabletop

      13 өдрийн өмнө

      @Claude Speed what???

    • Claude Speed

      Claude Speed

      13 өдрийн өмнө

      They can't, you need to access the online page to download your bought games.

  42. delusionnnnn

    delusionnnnn

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    There are absolutely people invested in preservation. Unfortunately, they get called "pirates" even if they draw the line reasonably, say, "two console generations past" or the PC equivalents. Particularly by Nintendo, who lean into copyright law and the Berne convention like it was a moral right rather than a government grant of publishing monopoly. Funny how that works.

  43. Net_Spider

    Net_Spider

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I want game preservation. Who else wants it?

  44. delusionnnnn

    delusionnnnn

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    It's OK, Jack, some people who watch your VIDEOGAME SHOW will get your VIDEOGAME REFERENCES.

  45. rsotuyo

    rsotuyo

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Preservation is meaningless without accessibility, if we can't play those old games, in a way it's lost. Edit: Availability* English isn't my strength

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      I literally ordered a Vita the day before the article was released. I am more than disappoint. I'm happy I have Persona 4 Golden, but it still stings that I'll miss out on so many games that I won't know about until it ends. Also, just found out that all of the PS Videos I bought that released after 2015 cannot be downloaded to my PS3 for offline viewing. I know PS Video will be ending in August, but I hope the app will still be on PS5, since I don't see it being in stock in August. Also, money is expensive.

  46. Mario Shadowself

    Mario Shadowself

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    When company moves its headquarters to US, and on top of it to Cali, you know thing are going to go downhill eventually.....

  47. bird3713

    bird3713

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Jack wearing a rabbit tshirt for Easter?

  48. superbit415

    superbit415

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Persona 4 golden is now on the PC. There is no reason for then vita to exist anymore.

  49. Niall Collins

    Niall Collins

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Love these shows. Highlight of my Sunday.

  50. Blurry HDIM

    Blurry HDIM

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Why can't u 2 talk about something interesting .... U guys have the oportuniti to be popular code u're so nice both of you but u talking about shit on a pancake... Lol

  51. KouriRyu

    KouriRyu

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    They're doing this for a surge of people buying cause of the FOMO then they're just going to re-release on every platform they possibly can in the future to double dip and triple dip, etc etc etc.

  52. Christian H

    Christian H

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I normally skip these videos but that title had me intrigued. Glad I watched.

    • Final Ninju

      Final Ninju

      8 өдрийн өмнө

      @Donald Nabity Jack's great 😄

    • Donald Nabity

      Donald Nabity

      13 өдрийн өмнө

      I would suggest watching them if for nothing else but the Jack memes.

  53. Xander Fulton

    Xander Fulton

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I’ve only just started but that title is freaking savage

  54. PS Vita Roundup

    PS Vita Roundup

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Not a missed opportunity, it is cultural vandalism in the digital age

  55. Bardorp

    Bardorp

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    You-a gotta da Vita Jack?

  56. Mambo Gator

    Mambo Gator

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't like game streaming services in general, but Jack's arguments for why it doesn't count as preservation don't hold up. He claims preservation is: A) Having multiple copies on multiple devices... which is exactly what "the cloud" is. B) Giving people the ability to download and play a game whenever they want... which is what streaming services do. Yes, the content is curated so not every classic game from Sony's entire Playstation library will be available, but you can make the same criticisms of GOG and Xbox. C) Making sure a game is playable on the latest hardware... which game streaming does. In fact, it has the opportunity to be even better than other solutions in some ways. You can play the game on your Xbox Series X or PS5, but it can be running on the original hardware so you don't even need to worry about porting or emulation and all of the inconsistencies that come with those. There are plenty of other problems with game streaming, but this is one of the few benefits I can think of. Jack states that Sony's solution doesn't qualify as games preservation because they are "chopping off" legacy support in order to resell games again on modern consoles. But he also plugs GOG as an example of games preservation done right, even though they also charge money for old games even if you already own them. You can't enter your old CD key into the GOG store and use it to score a downloadable, DRM-free copy of the game that's been fixed to run on Windows 10. Legacy support has been an issue for every retro platform because the companies that maintain them can't be expected to do so in perpetuity. But now it's exacerbated due to games going online and integrating with online stores. Your old NES and copy of Super Mario weren't changed when Nintendo stopped supporting the system and manufacturing copies of the game, but shutting down online services for older games and hardware like the PS3 and Vita makes them less functional and can even prevent you from enjoying them entirely. This is something a lot of us feared when games started relying more and more on their centralized online services, but it's not a problem unique to Sony. Sony's answer to it is just less consumer friendly than Microsoft's. It still counts as "preservation" by Jack's definition, though.

  57. beroe

    beroe

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    UP CLOSE MAGIC?!?!?

  58. Team Worm

    Team Worm

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Pepe Silvia does card tricks. Nice.

  59. Leo McLaughlin

    Leo McLaughlin

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Lol Jack is the Gambit I never knew I needed

  60. TheDarkPrince

    TheDarkPrince

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    that down side to the store shuttingdown is we're going to love allot of gaming history

  61. Dominique Odom

    Dominique Odom

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Sony's complete lack of Backwards Compatibility support Is an insult to its fanbase and its classic games. PS NOW Sucks. We should not accept this as consumers,especially since Xbox's Backwards compatibility support doesnt give Sony any excuse.

  62. Digital666Devil

    Digital666Devil

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't like just digital games. Not because of just having it digital, more I don't trust Sony ect. Handling my account. Gog is different because I can download the files myself and backup them...

  63. James Fairfield

    James Fairfield

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    How many CEO's has sony had since the vita? if it's more than 1, i'd say it's hard to say the exec's care more about their brand, or that preservation, than making money over the next 2 years.

  64. Laughing At Nothing

    Laughing At Nothing

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    In the end preservation comes down to only the fans.Rom and other sites which have the games will remain the only places where games will be truly preserved imo.

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      I literally ordered a Vita the day before the article was released. I am more than disappoint. I'm happy I have Persona 4 Golden, but it still stings that I'll miss out on so many games that I won't know about until it ends. Also, just found out that all of the PS Videos I bought that released after 2015 cannot be downloaded to my PS3 for offline viewing. I know PS Video will be ending in August, but I hope the app will still be on PS5, since I don't see it being in stock in August. Also, money is expensive.

    • Laughing At Nothing

      Laughing At Nothing

      13 өдрийн өмнө

      @Blade696 Ya but i don't think Sony or even Nintendo will ever be able to shut them all down.

    • Blade696

      Blade696

      13 өдрийн өмнө

      unless they get shut down due to Sony's greediness

  65. iam Pawlukiewicz

    iam Pawlukiewicz

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Legend of the Dragoon, one of the arguably best ps1 games, is $5.99 on vita/ps3 and is being sold for $4000 on ebay unopened physical. Fomo is totally winning

  66. But_In_Space _Though

    But_In_Space _Though

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    It's so cool how we get both Cookie and Biscuit emojis.

  67. Andrew Hickinbottom

    Andrew Hickinbottom

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Aww, bless - i've never seen Nick laugh that hard :-D Totally with you on Doom Eternal too - its just too convoluted and stressful for my liking. Much prefered 2016 in every way, bar the monster design, which was awesome in Eternal. Really enjoyed Nick's streams of it though - he's really good at it and i can admire its frenetic, finely honed game design - i'm just glad it's not me playing it haha

  68. TenthSgtSnipes

    TenthSgtSnipes

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Sony being anti consumer? Never... Seriously though they pretend to be pro consumer but rarely do anything above the bare minimum for being pro consumer, and just make themselves look better by attacking whatever they’re up against

    • Varnopolis

      Varnopolis

      12 өдрийн өмнө

      Seriously. As much as i enjoy Playstation exclusives, i despise how Sony corp just constantly misleads its customers. That whole "We believe in generations" was a perfect example of Sony's CEO trying to dunk on Microsoft, while also purposely hiding the fact that they too plan to release many new games on both PS4 and PS5.

  69. Robert Turner

    Robert Turner

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    The ability to access the past on current gen is a must. Let us be able to enjoy a library any time. I do not understand Sony's decision on this. A digital library, with affordable titles vs physical which obtain insane price tags. Yeah that makes a lot of sense.. meh Totally agree, the past gen + handhelds deserve to be kept alive & active. Just fuse it with PS+ or PS Now.

  70. Comander Cosmo

    Comander Cosmo

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    You can still get the games physically right ?

    • Comander Cosmo

      Comander Cosmo

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      @Ian Tophernicus I actually meant stuff like Uncharted , Cod, Dead Space stuff like that

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      @Comander Cosmo Apologies. I'm just a bit salty after ordering my first Vita the day before the article was released. I'm hoping to save a bunch of the ps1 games because they can run on PS3 and Vita. That said, Duck Tales and Braid are looking particularly tempting..

    • Comander Cosmo

      Comander Cosmo

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      @Ian Tophernicus i ment for ps3 games

    • Ian Tophernicus

      Ian Tophernicus

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      Not necessarily. There's a bunch of games that never had a physical release, or a release on any system outside of Vita. Companies like Ratalaika Games are amazing for having made their games accessible to PS4 and Switch, but not all games had that luxury and a lot of them will die on the system.

  71. Andrew B

    Andrew B

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Sony being Sony as usual.

  72. Trevor Hawkins

    Trevor Hawkins

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I beat Undermine and it was enjoyable to me... BUT... I havnt played a bunch of those types of games. I bet after playing Hades though any game of this type would just be sub-par

  73. Geoffrey Winn

    Geoffrey Winn

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Cool video!

  74. Mr. Anderson

    Mr. Anderson

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    It's better than bad, it's good!

  75. discojoe3

    discojoe3

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Bald RLM Guy is friendly.

    • Derek Davie

      Derek Davie

      14 өдрийн өмнө

      Bald RLM guy (Jack) did a long running video gaming stream with AIDS RLM legend (Rich) called Previously Recorded. RLM regulars would often show up, even Rich’s fiancé: Karin.

  76. alex hannah all things

    alex hannah all things

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    fate of atlantis was probably the first game i played through. on my dad's mac in the early 90s. so good.

    • Golem29

      Golem29

      14 өдрийн өмнө

      I've got lots of memories of it. Played it every time I went to my aunt and uncles place.

  77. Shintao

    Shintao

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    If you haven't turned your Vita on in over 3 years, to the point where you don't even know if it works anymore, are you really disappointed that the store is going offline? If they never even said anything, how long would it have been before you even bothered to find that old Vita tucked away in your junk drawer?

  78. Alan Greenway

    Alan Greenway

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    The ugly truth is when a game is released, every other piece of entertainment released before and after it is it’s competition for your attention and money- and this includes games from the same company. So you can see why Sony and Nintendo don’t want you to keep playing your old games on old systems, and why they aren’t supporting old systems and games. Currently Microsoft is altering it’s business model so whatever you’re paying for to play on XBox games pass doesn’t matter as long as they get your money. At first this business system does seem to be without issue, but if you think about it, it masks XB’s problem with producing new captivating content recently (and still has a problem with). If you’re paying for games pass anyway to play Halo 2 constantly, how much effort and resources does Microsoft actually have to put making new content?

    • quintessenceSL

      quintessenceSL

      13 өдрийн өмнө

      True enough, but the part missed is every other game released by every other company is also competition, and Sony basically saying they don't want the money of people unwilling (or able) to pay the entrance fee for the PS4. That leaves that market segment WIDE OPEN for everyone else. It also makes their position going forward tricky as they've established they won't support future hardware. How much is that worth for future consoles? You can't compete on price anymore, and even your exclusives don't matter if they aren't for sale. They've handicapped the PS6 out of the gate (and I sure as hell won't be buying a PS5).

  79. Teras_Kasi

    Teras_Kasi

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    So gaming actually has limits.

  80. theeutecticpoint

    theeutecticpoint

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Magic tricks aren't quite so tricky when you can frame by frame them, but nevertheless: Skillfully done sir! Although you missed the trick by Jack not pulling a Jack ;)

  81. An To

    An To

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    My vita passed years back, but I went to turn on my PsTv the other day... stupid proprietary memory card corrupted. Tried reformatting, only to not be able to connect to the psn. Loved Sony, but fuck them... there were a bunch of games I still wanted to play (and own) that now I have no access to. Will never use PSnow, so Sony - see ya.

  82. antzpantz

    antzpantz

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Biscuit needs her own show!

  83. tbirch42

    tbirch42

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Jack's intros keep getting better and better.

  84. DesOttsel

    DesOttsel

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Sony has been disappointing me so much lately with all the censorship and lack of consumer interest

  85. Paul Saiz

    Paul Saiz

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    God Hand please

  86. Timothy Barnett

    Timothy Barnett

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    It's not disinterest (neutrality) it's a lack of interest (uninterest)

    • The Escapist

      The Escapist

      14 өдрийн өмнө

      Disinterest(ed) is neutrality, disinterest is showing a lack of interest. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disinterest

  87. Justin Buergi

    Justin Buergi

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I just wanna play ratchet and clank going commando

  88. Michael Bush

    Michael Bush

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    *THUD*

  89. Dallac Ais

    Dallac Ais

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    A shame Sony isn't being dragged enough; is 2021 really the year of anticonsumerism? First Nintendo, then Sony Sigh

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