Playstation desperate for sales

Playstation desperate for sales. A friend bought a game for $40 directly from the Playstation store.

It was Final Fantasy 15. Without the cost of distribution or cd production it was much lower price than past versions. In the past FF cost $80 at game stop. I haven’t actually been to Game Stop for 5 years. There has been no reason to go since you can easily download the games on your PS4.

Part of the reason is that places like Game Stop were always bad experiences. They were always small, crowded and overpriced used games. It used to be that you could get a used game for half or less than the price of a new game and it would be worthwhile to do that. However since I have been playing DC Online, I have really ignored the used game marketplace. I wonder if other people have been doing the same?

Playstation desperate for salesThe Playstation or Sony of course, had many nice things that make it better than the Xbox. I think however the ability to play games anywhere is a really compelling thing. The Vita combination is a really nice way to extend the ability to play games. I have a friend who is playing FF7 on that and it is a really fun way to do retro gaming. Of course she could plug it in to a big TV but it doesn’t seem to be an issue.

Giving gamers options is fantastic. I like the fact that you can play anywhere there is an internet connection. I would have had a much different childhood if that was an option. Playing Super Mario brothers was cool but if I could have played it in school I would probably not have read all the books that I did.

In some ways having these things available means that children and others today have more discipline and self-control than we ever did. I have to admire people who have choices and yet still do what is a challenge and difficult to grow. It is a noble pursuit and use of time.

LinkedIn changes less user friendly

I was given access to the LinkedIn new interface and I think the changes are less user-friendly.

I can understand why they would want to change the interface. The website looked stuffy and dated, and it wasn’t modern. The new website looks more modern, but it also looks generic like Facebook or twitter. I don’t think that having very similar interfaces help brand things for customer’s mind.

LinkedIn changes less user friendlyFor example, when you ask someone to connect to you a pop up window comes up and obscures the next person. You are purposely slowed down in adding possible connections. That is not a useful thing. The software should never get in the way of what the user wants to do. If an option is shown, it should be actionable. You should be able to take action on it.

What also surprises me is that is slower than the old version. No doubt it is because it is probably just for a small number of users and they don’t know how to quantify the performance. However, if you show something new, it should at least has the performance of the old webpage. For many, speed is more important than appearance.

Many people work in companies or personal connections like home which are not fast. So when you have a webpage that is slow, understandably people get impatient. There are many studies that show that the faster your website is, the more likely people will stay and read it.

For this reason I have spent way more than I “need” to have a fast website. To me, I want to offer content that is accessible. So part of that is how it is written, and the other part is in how it is delivered. A slow website with the best content, won’t be read.

Will people use the new LinkedIn website? Of course, but it shows that once again when Microsoft owns something, it generally becomes less useful.

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