Ken Kutaragi (father of the Playstation) Steps Down From Sony

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  1. Joe Moore

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    lol oh shit!
     
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    Hey Twin Twist, I think I saw you at the Yellow Dawn last night!
     
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    So what's the big deal?

    We all get old and want to do other things with our lives.

    Or is there some kind of conspiracy theory re: PS3 sales and him leaving?
     
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    I'd say he probably needed to leave. Apparently, he wasn't much of a team player. He seems a bit too passionate about the PS. He can't seem to think about it practically, and instead tries making it the best thing ever. You gotta have limits.

    Maybe this will help Sony get back on track.
     
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    Sony's better off without him. dude made a mess of the PS3.
     
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    And the PSP, really. Fewer people want to admit that.
     
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    "Hooray another sign that the PS3 is doooomed."

    I have little doubt the theories are multiplying as i type this.
     
  9. Joe Moore

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    I've been reading crazy theories at every turn. I don't really buy into them. There is no denying that the PS3 and PSP's success really has paled in comparrison to the PSOne and PS2. I do think this will change the landscape for the developement of the PS4 and the PSP2 (if there is one). I will miss the pricelss quotes though. those were always fun.
     
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    Yeah you did, I left as soon as people started pointing the finger though, that stuff is never fun.


    BACK ON TOPIC.

    I think he's been pushed. This is spin, his honorary chairmanship a sweetner.
     
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    By priceless quotes do you mean things like "Emotion Engine" and more recently, "The Playstation 3 will be 4D gaming" and "True HD gaming arrives with the Playstation 3"?
     
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    No, those aren't even close to the crazy stuff. Examples:

    “Beating us for a short moment is like accidentally winning a point from a Shihan (Karate master), and Microsoft is still not a black belt. Just like with their operating systems, they might come out with something good around the third generation of their release.”

    “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.”

    “Microsoft shoots for the moon. Sony shoots for the sun.”

    “We expect for consumers to think to themselves ‘I will work more hours to buy one’. We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else.”

    “The PS3 will instill discipline in our children and adults alike. Everyone will know discipline.”
     
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    All that stuff. It was just fun to read, no matter how true or ridiculous the statements.
     
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    ...and usually fails, but thinks he succeeded anyway.
    You pretty much said everything I was going to say. With different (hopefully sane this time) people in charge, Sony might actually start doing things I like.

    Oh, and could the linked article possibly have any more of a slant put on it? "The father of the rebirth of gaming"? I'll spare you all the "giant rolleyes puking out thousands of little rolleyes" picture, but I'm posting it here in spirit.
     
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    Thanks for the PS1 & PS2, but I'm not into the hidef multimedia 1st, games 2ndry school of thinking Krazy Ken got into lately. There is no way I'll ever fork over 600 bucks for Ken's teh potiential machine, so humbly its been nice knowing ya and don't let the door hit your ass on the way out Ken.
     
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    I thought the same thing. Didn't the NES revive the gaming industry after the market demise of Atari? I don't seem to remember a product gap since the NES arrived.
    The Playstation dominated its generation, but I don't think it revived anything.
     
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    A rebirth doesn't have to mean a revival. It can mean a radical change in a fresh direction. However, Sony didn't do that either. All of the things they succeeded in ("3-D" gaming, CD-ROM storage, trends in "attitude") were things that had already been done or were already planned by other companies, Sega and Nintendo in particular. Sony was along for the ride that was started by other companies. They just happened to have better marketing.
     
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    Truth!

    I was browsing teh interwebs on my newly acquired Wii last night and I remember that I was doing the same thing seven years ago on the Dreamcast.

    But, back then, no one cared about the Dreamcast or the many things it could do because Sony told them to wait for the Playstation 2.
    I had a friend who even bought WebTV (anyone remember that?).
    I told him to get a Dreamcast it could do the same thing and was only about $40 more.
    But he said he was going to buy a Playstation 2 when it came out and didn't want a "worthless" gamesystem.
    Moron. Instead he got a worthless WebTV.
     
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    Two of the Kutaragi quotes posted above are fakes http://kotaku.com/gaming/media-criticism/ken-kutaragi-misunderstood-or-just-nuts-111634.php

    Here are some more real ones though:

    “…the most significant aspect of the PS2 might be its ability to hook into the Internet, making it a ‘Trojan horse’ to bring online gaming, e-commerce, Web browsing, e-mail and downloading of music, software and video into the home.”

    ‘This will be the ideal home server. Did you see the movie The Matrix? Same interface. Same concept. Starting from next year, you can jack into The Matrix!’”

    “It’s historic, a mass-market appliance that fundamentally changes society in the way the printing press did. This is a new canvas for humanity that takes us back to our nature.”

    “A new world will be created on the basis of PlayStation2 in the coming years. The client right now is the PC... but the PlayStation2 will be a completely different (computing) environment.”

    “The PS3 is not a game machine “

    “We’re not going to equip the PS3 with a HDD by default, because no matter how much capacity we put in it, it won’t be enough.”

    “If processors of high performance and wide bandwidth like the Cell were linked together without sufficient security, a worldwide system crash could occur with one attack.”

    "We’re looking at a life cycle of 10 years with the PlayStation 3."
     

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