Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jun 2011 15:04 UTC
Apple Well, this just got interesting. There's been a bit of a backlash over Apple's Final Cut X Pro, which is considered a step down from previous versions by many professional videographers, as they claim it lacks countless features - leading to the nickname 'iMovie Pro'. Former Shake product designer and former Apple employee Ron Brinkmann has now weighed in on the situation. His advice to professionals? Don't rely on companies like Apple.
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RE[4]: Apple is getting arrogant
by JAlexoid on Wed 29th Jun 2011 20:45 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Apple is getting arrogant"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

Ignoring the HC gamer market is exceptionally profitable. Yet 2 years down the road, when the casual gamer starts requiring the same stuff that HC gamer requires today, you'll feel the heat. It's the same as enthusiast class PC components; today it's overpriced e-penis extension tool, tomorrow it's in every midrange PC.


With the price of XBox360 and PS3, Wii can hardly compete today. MS and Sony just brought in the causal gamer into their platforms, while Wii will never get the hardcore gamer on their side.

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CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

I don't know that I buy that narrative. The sales numbers tell a different story. also, Nintendo is now making a play for the HC market again, presumably, having saturated the casual market - a market which they once owned BTW, back in the NES days. Many Wii games remind me of old NES games.

I find their Wii U strategy nothing short of genius. The possible stumbling blocks are their online strategy and getting their OS software quality up to iOS or Android levels at least.

There is no reason they shouldn't be able to compete with the more general purpose iPads out there - if they notice and take advantage the opportunity (and the form factor of their new controller alone signals that they do).

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

The sales numbers tell a different story.

You mean the sales numbers that have been dropping every single quarter for the last 4(before they dropped the price)? They managed to sell 9mil over the holiday season, only due to the radical price drop. And after that, they are back on their downward trend of dropping the sales numbers...

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Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Nintendo is now making a play for the HC market again

Rumors - Wii U is faster then xBox 360 1,5 times.
Carmack's rumor - new xBox will be faster 10 times then current one.

So go ahead - buy Wii U expecting for hardcore games (aka stuff that only people older then 12 could grasp), sure you'll get Battlefield 3, Timesplitters 4, Crysis 3, four years passes - 8th gen consoles will have another 6+ and you won't have hardcore games for those 6+ years.

Yeah nintendo aiming for hardcore market... If Metroid 17, Super Mario 37 or Zelda 41 is enough for your hardcore needs - buy the Wii U. ;)

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