Fight! Fight! FIGHT! Console wars! They’re happening all over again because capitalism means nobody can be friends and everyone has to compete to the death. In this latest skirmish fresh from the DLNA battlefields, Microsoft troops were able to rout a Sony battalion that had previously been riding high on a wave of positivity and consumer approval. Many eyewitnesses during the battle point towards the fact that Microsoft’s troops utilised good timing to exploit an opening in the Sony armour, issuing a staggering blow that could be felt for at least another 20 minutes; or until Sony patches the chink in its armour and issues a volley of propaganda aimed at to sway public favour in their direction.
War. What is it good for? Absolutely NOTHING. Unless you’re trying to sell consoles, I guess.
In case my stupid metaphor was a little too much, here’s the skinny: Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4 won’t support DLNA. That means you can’t listen to MP3 files, audio CDs or stream all that pirated porn from your PC so you can fap on the couch instead of at your desk. The public outcry has, however, been acknowledged by Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida who tweeted the following:
Had a very good discussion w the PS4 Dev team today. We’re happy & appreciative to learn so many people use and like PS3′s media features.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 31, 2013
Microsoft, like a shark getting the whiff of blood in the water, moved in for the kill and has pointed out (probably with a fair amount of smugness – possibly smugpocalypse levels, actually) that the Xbox One is totally DLNA compliant.