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lol, how many thousands of checks has Sony written over the years to keep third party games off of Microsoft’s platforms? I’m not sure where they got this high horse from.
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That’s silly. Every piece of art ever created pulls influence from what came before.
If someone learned about light by studying Monet and then used that knowledge to create something new, you wouldn’t say that Monet is the artist of that piece. That’s no different than instructing an AI program to create something new that’s lit in the style of Monet.
The artist had an intent to create something in a certain style, and then they used a tool to create a new piece of art that didn’t exist before that matches that vision to the best of their ability. That’s a creative activity. That makes you an artist.
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I hate this whole conversation. "It’s not art if just anyone can make it" is so reductive and exclusive and not at all in the spirit of the beautiful things art can accomplish.
We went through the exact same argument in the 90s when people started using Photoshop instead of paint brushes. Suddenly many more people could create beautiful and expressive artwork and everyone scoffed at the idea that a kid on his computer could be called an artist.
As if the tool itself is what qualifies it as art, or that physical mastery of a particular tool is what qualifies a person as an artist.
Absurd gatekeeping nonsense.
Art isn’t about mastery of tools. Art is about expressing yourself. Whether you do that with oils on canvas, spraypaint on a brick wall, pixels on a Wacom, or instructions to an AI program is irrelevant.
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Halo Infinite players are desperate for fresh content
I feel so out of touch when I read statements like this. What does a relationship with a game look like in order for a player to become desperate for fresh content? Are people signing contracts to play Halo eight hours a day? If you get bored with what’s there can’t you play something else until you feel like playing Halo again?
I had assumed that Sony already owned them.
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I just don’t get it. None of this tech is new, nothing about this experience is new, and it’s a solution nobody’s asking for to a problem that nobody ever had.
The metaverse reminds me of 3DTV; no matter how much corporations swear that it’s the future you just can’t force something to catch on if the public isn’t interested.
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You need a PS5 to play it, and if you have a PS5 you almost certainly have the PS Plus Collection, which means PS5 players looking to get into the series for the first time will have to choose between a $70 version and a $0 version. That’s a pretty tough sell.
I think the target audience for this is mostly people who have already purchased the game twice and really love it and are excited to see the new enhancements. For that crowd I feel like $50 would have been a little more fair.
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What strikes me as especially odd about this is that Sony already gave every PS5 owner a copy of the PS4 version in the PS Plus Collection (not the new service, the one that comes with 20 PS4 games).
If they’re already giving the game away anyway, why wouldn’t they just swap in the best version they have? Do they really want to encourage PS5 owners to play the less impressive version of one of their most important games? If I were a PS5 owner who just learned of this series through the TV show, I’d play the free version.
I don’t understand their strategy here.