Where the fucking 4d graphics guys? Where's my groundbreaking visuals?
Um... MGS4, Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, FFXIII was pretty boss too.
Where the hell did my secondary OS go?
Removed cause only a handful of people used it and mainly because it was an easy avenue into modding the console.
Sony made a bunch of fucking retarded promises and offers, most of which they've since not provided, some of which they've pulled completely. For fucks sake, how the hell come half the PS3 users around the world do not get backwards compatibility with PS2?
Because the majority of people in the world didn't buy the console for backward's compatibility - most people already have a PS2. And to be honest, the games don't upscale to HD worth a damn anyway. If they didn't axe the actual hardware compatibility, you probably wouldn't have seen a price drop or the remodelled slim. As far as the software emulation some models have - I don't see why its not a feature on all models if it truly is entirely software driven. Either way, more people have PS2's than PS3's - so it's something of a moot point.
Nintendo did it with wii-> gamecube. Xbox 360 plays (most) xbox titles, and has a shitton up for sale on their network. Where's my massive PS2 library of games, Sony (though I am using an original 60 gig model)?
To be fair, almost nobody still owns a GC if they had one to begin with. Also, the SNES and Turbo-16 aren't exactly retailer available anymore. XBLA does have an impressive showing of games, but PSN is catching up. Remember they didn't get into the online service field till well over a year after the 360 launched, and XBL was already a mature service then. There are quite a few PS2 games available on the PSN now, and now that they have PS+, I expect to see quite a few more. You may want to think about the fact that they are selling PS2 digital download titles on PSN, having backwards compatibility is kind of counterproductive to that business model. ^_~
This generation of consoles was pretty (cept the wii, which was....innovative), but fuck was it an abysmal showing overall.
Sorry going to have to disagree with you completely there. This generation not only brought us firmly into HD for gaming, but also made online components a staple of software. Sure it introduced the nickle and dime'ing of DLC but there were more innovations made than you give Sony and MS credit for. Console mechanical failures aside (every hardware generation has them... anyone remember the original PS flip trick?) I think this was a very good generation with alot of lessons learned.
But yeah, FFXIV on PS3 and not on the 360, it's not cuz sony got it that I'm happy, it's cuz MS didn't that I'm happy. I really hate MS as a video game company.
Honestly, at this point, the game would run better on the 360 because of the larger video RAM, I still have no clue how they're going to port it to PS3 without stripping the engine down dramatically. While MS may have missed out because of their XBL restrictions, Sony is going the same way with PS+. Anyway, I don't quite "get" your angst against MS - outside of the RROD debaucle, I think they've had the best showing of content of all three consoles so far, and a much more robust online service. Sony has always been arrogant, and it took them 3 years of shooting themselves in the foot between the PS3 at launch and the joke that was the PSPGo, but they are persistent and they are narrowing the gap.