Prediction Show 2014
2013 Tech Predictions:
This will be the year Blu-Ray dies. It’ll be come a niche product with everyone opting for streaming.
Windows 8 will be a success after its stumble out the gate, though Win RT will be a bomb.
Apple TV will not happen, but likely in 2014.
Kickstarter will have a major project fail where people give tons of money, but nothing is delivered.
People will get serious about password security. 2-factor authentication, passphrases, ect will become the norm.
People will no longer accept that ‘buying’ digital media is only buying a license. A culture of ownership will return strong in 2013.
Streaming will become dominant, Blu Ray will not die.
Next gen console, all in one device. DVR like features and partnerships with cable companies. Xbox 720 and Ps4 at E3.
More day 1 downloadable games, decline of physical disc but not death.
With the death of DLP tvs, led prices will continue to decline. 4K tvs will begin to emerge. 3-D will just be a bonus but not a selling point.
Top Product: Chromecast
Top Company: Sony
Biggest Stumble: The NSA
Top Product of 2013: Xbone & PS4
Top 5 Games:
5) Super Mario 3-D World ( Wii U )
4) GTA V ( Xbox 360 )
3) Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag ( Xbone )
2) Plants vs. Zombies 2 ( iOS )
1) The Last of Us ( PS3 )
Top Company: Sony: PS 4 ( 4.2 Million )
Biggest Stumble: Microsoft Waffles: Always connected, needing Kinect ( Kinect watching you and not working unless Kinect is on )
Top Selling Game of the Year : GTA V ( sold 26.75 million )
2014 Tech Predictions:
Nintendo will release 1 game on mobile to test the waters
Apple will move into a new category of product. no watch no tv
Yahoo will have a major PR issue that puts Marisa Mayer on the ropes as CEO
Someone will announce plans to actually build the Hyperloop
Nintendo will release a gamepadless Wii U for $250
Microsoft will gain the lead in the console wars with exclusive titles and Kinect less console for $400. Titanfall is the new Call of Duty. Call of Duty will slowly fade away
Microtransactions will get ridiculous
Apple will release iWatch
No one will by curved oled phones, no curved iPhone