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« on: January 25, 2005, 12:28:11 AM »

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/01/24/news_6116985.html

Granted, right now the malfunction is small, but the fact that they chose to make a poor design decision, and rudely proclaim it a work of art, not only bugs me but makes me wonder what else could be wrong or if this could develop into a bigger problem...

Just reading his quotes gave me shades of Pre-N64 Nintendo.

And it almost puts me off on the PSP. It still looks smokin hot and the potential is great, but damn I hate finding that they intentionally made a poor design choice over a minor aesthetic adjustment.
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2005, 12:52:42 AM »

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"This is the design that we came up with. There may be people that complain about its usability, but that's something which users and game software developers will have to adapt to."


Huh?  The button might not work correctly and we just need to learn to adapt.  Maybe programmers can just work with the three working face buttons and disregard that novelty squared one.  Nice.

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"I believe we made the most beautiful thing in the world. Nobody would criticize a renowned architect's blueprint that the position of a gate is wrong. It's the same as that."


I'm guess this is what seperates a working architect from one cursing the world as they find themselves standing in the unemployment line.

I still want one, but Sony is doing their best to try and change my mind :evil:
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2005, 01:54:21 AM »

Ken may be buckling under pressure.  Last week he blasted Sony Corp. for not bringing out an iPod-like device and for holding off for so long before releasing a handheld system.

The PSP has an uphill climb against the Game Boy and DS no matter how dazzling it is.  The PS3 is probably going to come out later than the next Xbox.  Whether that means the next Xbox will outsell the PS3 because of that...only time will tell.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2005, 02:02:06 AM »

Whoever made those statements is a complete, arrogant asshole. What a stupid thing to say, and where is the PR department with the spin control?
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2005, 02:02:09 AM »

Wow, those are some pretty freaky quotes.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2005, 02:14:15 AM »

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Whoever made those statements is a complete, arrogant asshole.

He's the father of the Playstation and the reason Sony as a company keeps making money.  He's never been one to be shy about expressing his opinion.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2005, 03:21:46 AM »

Wow. I think people would complain about the location of a gate if it led to the edge of a cliff!

Next up, if your system fails it is just something you are going to have to learn to deal with. Arrogant enough to push me away from a PSP.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2005, 06:20:04 AM »

Meh.  I always had an irrational dislike of the square button anyway.  X, Circle, Triangle.  That's all you really need.
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2005, 07:42:35 AM »

"Yeah, well, our system don't work too good ... but it's pretty! See? See look, the case is all smooth and shiny, and the screen's so nice and colourful! Why don't you just go ahead and kiss the screen. I said kiss the screen. Good fanboy."
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2005, 10:14:22 AM »

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Meh.  I always had an irrational dislike of the square button anyway.  X, Circle, Triangle.  That's all you really need.


I've always thought the square button was a bit square.
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2005, 10:49:14 AM »

Dude...who let Vanity Smurf run SCE?
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2005, 02:27:49 PM »

Between this and the battery...I'm out.
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2005, 02:53:26 PM »

Eh..I'm happy with my GBA SP.

The DS is neat and all but none of the games catch my fancy.

The PSP looked great but between this and the battery problem I'll just wait and see if it makes it to a hardware revision that actually improves this system.
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2005, 04:19:53 PM »

[Pee-Wee Herman]

I meant to do that!

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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2005, 12:42:20 AM »

I was reading the thread over on Evil Avatar on this and I agreed completely with a common viewpoint that popped up: If he admits that it was an error, then every kid in Japan who bought one will be getting a new free one as they have to recall them.  He's an asshole, but he did exactly what his legal and accounting departments would have told him to say in this instance.  This way, Sony is not liable for fixing the number of units already sold.

I want this thing to be good enough to buy, but now I'm seriously questioning it.  One thing after another keeps popping up.
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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2005, 03:59:18 AM »

would it not help to just bring the buttons closser together?
dont the idiot realise they are not the dominent system in the handhelp market?
first impressions are everlasting...
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