donlehman
Don Lehman
donlehman
Nov 10 2014
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Pretty nice to see something I helped design over 7 years ago now, still thought of as being the best. Thanks for your nice thoughts everyone.

Pretty nice to see something I helped design over 7 years ago now, still thought of as being the best. Thanks for

Jan 12 2014
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This might as well be an announcement from the future because this is exactly what should happen. Read more

Nov 26 2013
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By sequel I mean that the industrial design of the console is very directly related to the previous generation. Sony has changed up their designs quite a bit, although I would say the PS4 design is the spiritual successor to the PS2.

Nov 26 2013
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I was referring to the industrial design of the consoles themselves, not the game line up. While I think the PS2 was better designed than the PS3, both the Wii and all versions of the Xbox 360 were far better than their predecessors.

Nov 26 2013
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God and/or the Devil is in the details. One of the subconscious reasons I think Nintendo gets put down as making games and hardware for "kids", is they don't resolve these details. Read more

Nov 26 2013
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Ah. Thanks for clearing that up. I haven't followed the Steam stuff too closely. I saw the iBuyPower console. Thought it was ok. Read more

Nov 26 2013
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I could see Nintendo getting out of the console business, but I think we would all be poorer if they got out of hardware altogether. Read more

Nov 26 2013
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What's interesting about Nintendo's position is they have sort of taken themselves out of the decision gamers need to make. It seems to me most people choose between Playstation or Xbox, and then buy a Wii U if they like Nintendo games.

Nov 26 2013
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I would agree that this generation is less an impressive leap than previous console cycles. However, I think that has less to do with running out of ideas, and more with running up against the limits of current technology and the politics of getting all of the tech/cable/content people to work together.

Nov 26 2013
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I wouldn't call them gimped PCs, I would say they are designed for a very specific task that doesn't require the flexibility of a traditional PC.

Nov 26 2013
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Great thought. Definitely the type of thing we will see by the next generation.

Nov 26 2013
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I love the original 360 and still have mine working as the only box (other than Wi-Fi and cable modem) of my cable-free media center. In fact, I used the hard drive bump on the top of that console as the inspiration for a vent on a travel mug that I designed a few years back. Read more