Friday Flame Wars: Playstation 4 War
According to David Graeber’s fascinating book Debt: The First 5,000 Years, the 17th- and 18th-century kings of Bali exploited their subjects’ love of cockfighting, trapping the Balinese peasantry in a cycle of debt that eventually led to them being sold overseas as slaves.
Commenting on Game Front is free, but like the Balinese kings of old we are occasionally — nay, weekly — inclined to take advantage of our readers love of blood sport, in this case, its modern incarnation: internet flame wars. No cocks were harmed in the making of this post.
This week, the big news is Sony’s Playstation 4 announcement. So far, the response has been mostly “hmm” and “huh,” without as much “ooh” as the Japanese giants might have preferred. Still, we ask you: Will the Playstation 4 justify what looks to be a steep price tag? Will it out-perform Microsoft’s as-yet-unannounced rival console? And finally, and most importantly: will it take any time away from you gaming on PC?