Zombie Drive-by Liberty is earned through eternal vigilance

21Jun/130

Macroshaft

The next generation of gaming consoles is shaking the world with its death rattle. Turns out sony shooting themselves in the foot seems like a misstep after microsoft felt that they should not be outdone. But the people who still have intentions to buy into the next generation of DRM boxes spoke, and the message was clear: Fuck you.

First panel of today's Penny Arcade "Negotiations"

Full strip in today's Penny Arcade

No surprise, after the recent revelations about the back room deals of just about every major technology company on the internet. Make no mistake; the only protection intended by ubiquitous spying is the protection of profit.

That they would think that they could make any kind of significant profit from another generation of consoles during the collapse of currency is one thing, but for them to think they could do it with the "xbox one world one order" is beyond me. Perhaps they're just having a laugh. Perhaps they don't have internet or teevee or radio in their bunker.

The failure of the next gen console has, strictly speaking, not yet happened. Somehow, though, the fall has already reverberated backwards in time and out through one of the (now ex) spokes-holes of microsoft. Let their arrogance and stupidity stand as a warning to all who can see:

So should you

 

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