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Submitted by -Mezzo- 501d ago | opinion piece

Why I don’t want the next generation of consoles

Metro - I’ve owned or had access to every console generation since the 8-bits. I also owned a Commodore 64 and dabbled with PC gaming in the 90s. My main platform this gen is a PlayStation 3, and I’ve also got a Wii and 3DS. I wasn’t excited about the PlayStation announcement and have now realised this is because I just want what I’ve got and don’t see a need for a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox 720 either. This is a very odd feeling since I’ve always wanted new hardware. (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

chukamachine  +   501d ago
Let me guess metro, when the xbox720 gets announced you'll have a change of heart. I'll keep an eye on things.
PeaSFor  +   501d ago
"Why I don’t want the next generation of consoles"

again, WHY should we care about a random dude opinion on the internet?

they should rename N4G to B4G (BLOGS 4 gamers...)
anonymous92348  +   501d ago
So why read and comment on it, if you don't care?
SatanSki  +   501d ago
Yeah. I dont read 90% of those so called articles linked here. People just writes random stuff to get hits. Zero value
brish  +   501d ago
"WHY should we care about a random dude opinion on the internet?"
- quote from some random dude on the internet
Derekvinyard13  +   501d ago
Lmao good one
kirbyu  +   501d ago
Game reviews are opinions of some random guy on the internet. Have you ever read one of those? I'm sure you have.
fsfsxii  +   500d ago
I thought N4G meant: NOT 4 Gaming...
Mr Pumblechook  +   501d ago
If he don't want the next-gen then he shouldn't get the next-gen...
...Gamers are looking forward to it and can't wait to enjoy it. Sure there are some great games still to come on PS3 and 360, but I still want the new experiences of next-gen. It's going to be an exciting year!
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jeromjenkins  +   501d ago
I am excited about the next gen, and may buy at launch, but at the same time I agree with a lot of feelings the writer has. I do believe the next gen will become more and more innovative, or at least hoping so
Nevers  +   501d ago
The main hold up I have is that it seems most of what we have been told (granted, very little at this point) regarding innovation this round is leaning more towards monetary acquisition, propriety, and non-gaming applications. So far, I have no reason to upgrade. It's early yet though... hopefully this changes.
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Nevers  +   501d ago
Didn't mean to reply to myself, lol.
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ILive  +   501d ago
What innovations are people looking for, really? People expect way too much from these consoles that it boggles the mind. Pcs have been way ahead of consoles, so why haven't they innovated. Seriously, what do people want?
Nevers  +   501d ago
It's probably too early to get this info; but hearing/seeing more about why these consoles are going to be fun will sell me on throwing $400+ down more than knowing how these consoles are going to revolutionize the way we purchase/receive games.
madjedi  +   500d ago
Thank you ilive

People have no idea what they want or what is innovative, it's a meaningless buzzward now.

I wish the word would go away, because i have seen very few things this gen i would define as innovative not wii mote, not kinect nor move.

A couple games utilised new techniques or focused on new gameplay concepts, but i dislike using the common sheep prases like innovative, innovation.

Because they have been so throughly ground down into nothing-ness by repeated and improper overuse. Especially by nintendo fans.
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stuntman_mike  +   501d ago
because were all skint!!!
Godmars290  +   501d ago
I'm all for calling the 8th console generation 7.5 because the 7th was such a mess.
Tito08  +   500d ago
Yeah man, wished it was like the 5th-6th generation. This gen wasn't anywhere as good. I give this gen a 5/10.
rainslacker  +   500d ago
Are you saying the 7th gen needs a reboot? I'd rather it just moves on and tries to do things better next gen. I've enjoyed quite a few games this gen, but overall there is a lot of stagnation in new games...outside some amazing exceptions of course.:)
Godmars290  +   500d ago
I'm saying that the 7th and current console cycle was rushed into without a full understanding of it's requirements. That on top of that it was tailored towards specific types of games. High profile and big budget as well as polygon and realtime. Anything below a AAA production became crippled because no one wanted to spend the extra money to make a B or C level title really work, but that didn't stop them from being made.
AlucardFury  +   501d ago
Your loss :p
Jek_Porkins  +   501d ago
You aren't forced to buy the next generation of consoles, and the current consoles will be supported through 2015, so you have plenty of time to decide or wait for price cuts or a good library of games.
kamauhigh  +   501d ago
"3. Sound. The quality of the sound and music output this gen is amazing. What more could you do?"

Remember when they said this about the Sound Blaster in 1996?
KwietStorm  +   501d ago
Haha I used to think Sound Blaster was so cool just because of the name
WalterWJR  +   501d ago
Day 1!

*patiently waits for agrees* MWhahahaHA
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KwietStorm  +   501d ago
I've been doing this gaming thing since Intellivision, and I'm very excited for PS4. Maybe he just doesn't have friends to play with, and it finally got to him.
josephayal  +   501d ago
i don't want next gen consoles coz
PS3 is technically next-gen, The Last of Us looks intense and the graphics are Next Gen
theWB27  +   501d ago
It's not next gen...it's great for this gen. It's awesome for this gen.
KwietStorm  +   501d ago
Technically next Gen.. you're not serious.
Conzul  +   501d ago
You don't want it because you're a self-preening idiot.
PopRocks359  +   501d ago
He's a self-preening idiot because he doesn't want to buy something?

Really?
Conzul  +   501d ago
I'm getting on his case because of the hit-seeking title, and because he managed to somehow bend reasons FOR a next gen into reasons AGAINST a next gen.
JW1080  +   501d ago
Just read the story. I can understand some of the points he made. The jump this gen won't be as drastic as it was last gen. But it will still be a jump. And I will be buying a PS4. But that's not to say I won't be a little sad to say goodbye to my PS3. Which is my favorite console of all time. Until the PS4 arrives.
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CaulkSlap  +   501d ago
This guy can go suck it. Current console hardware has been holding back developers since 2008. As a PC gamer it's frustrating as hell knowing the untapped raw power that modern hardware has. Better textures/draw distance/resolution is nice but the base games are all designed to run on 360/PS3.

I think everyone really underestimates what new consoles will be capable of. 7 years is a long time in hardware development. The graphical leap won't be as big as before just because of the uncanny valley, but it's all the other things that really matter. More things going on in bigger worlds. More interactivity and reactions in those worlds.
mcm1985  +   501d ago
Gamer dont need the next gen consoles,but Microsoft,Sony, and all the other Gamepublisher needs your money and they just want to stop the secon hand trade,
its nothing about making Games better,Games on this generation are good enough but they haven t new ideas for innovative Gameplay so the next Gen is more about a moneymachine made for the wallstreet not for gamer
MNGamer-N  +   501d ago
I think a new generation is a good idea, updated tech is never a bad thing. PS4 + WiiU. Microsoft can kiss my butt.
FarCryLover182  +   501d ago
Then don't get one. Problem solved.
strickers  +   501d ago
Metro are shite. Gave up reading them awhile ago. Shite reviews and horrible bias .
All the moaning twats about next Gen. Games are what counts , consoles are only a tool to supply them. I like Sony games, I want ps4. If you like Halo, get a new Xbox.
I guarantee there will be huge numbers of great games, with great visuals and better services/ more options.
What's not to like?
Roper316  +   501d ago
I just want some kickass games and a console/pc to play them on.

I don't really care about all the other stuff so I pay no attention to it. As long as the main focus is the games I'm a happy gamer.
Triggytrolls  +   501d ago
I don't read any of the articles on here, I much prefer reading the comments from you guys ha.
Adropacrich2  +   501d ago
If this next generation of games is essentially just prettier versions then that makes me less excited to be part of it. Everything unfortunately these days evolves around people's expectations and for the most that's this desire for even better graphics. And that's fine but nothing else is evolving to the extent the amazing visuals are.

I'm getting bored of the same experiences every time and simply giving us new stories or layers on top of existing templates will one day be the reason this industry crashes. The casual audience is also a fickle one so there isn't any guarantees there either leaving this support and fascination with visuals will end up hurting the industry. Something will happen eventually and then just maybe this medium will grow up
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sprkat85  +   501d ago
I have been saying this stuff since people started talking about the next gen. I can get more enjoyment out of snes and genesis games then this gen. At least all the last gen systems prior to ps3 and xbox had loads of enjoyment even if you beat the game 2,3,4 times over. All this gen was about was graphics its time to get back to epic story lines that will blow your mind away!
madjedi  +   500d ago
"its time to get back to epic story lines that will blow your mind away!"

Right that is a small list of games since most nes/snes games had little if any story, and typically if you want epic storylines you should be looking at jrpgs and a few handleful of wrpgs.

Yeah i played all those games yrs ago as in there specific generation, and the gameplay has gotten better because of more advanced graphics.

Surprise surprise a retro pride gamer post on a article about the next gens not interesting a guy. You people need to stop letting nostalgia cloud your eyes, i was there it wasn't that superior to this gen, minus jrpgs being rather sparse. Every gen had incredible titles mixed in with shitty or okay games.

Depends on the game and subjective to the individual genius.

"I can get more enjoyment out of snes and genesis games then this gen." So why are you trolling this article instead of running emulators on your pc. There is life outside of 2d games pops.

Your post just screams rabid nintendo fan. I have found plenty of loads of enjoyment on the ps3 and 360.
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BuffMordecai  +   501d ago
You must be dead inside if you're not excited for the next wave of consoles.
DivineAssault  +   500d ago
Thats YO problem jr.. Im very much interested in buying a PS4
nintendoland  +   500d ago
consoles aren't as good as they used to be. I'm staying with pc and might give wii u another chance but ps4 and next xbox... just no because I can play shooter on my pc if i want. I seldom do
CEOSteveBallmer  +   500d ago
yeah and can you play gears of war on PC?, mario? zelda? uncharted? god of war? Halo" Killzone? dont deny but not all games are on PCs
CEOSteveBallmer  +   500d ago
What he doesn't want Innovation?, Evolution? Improvements? Why stick with something when the new and improved device gets out? its just like saying, I dont want LCD,LED, plasma TVs. I would still watch on my "CRT" 4:3 TV because its still way better. Or I would still use VHS rather than a blu ray player even if its cheap. what a load of crap the article. I dont need to click the link. just dont give this guys "BLOG" hits. the Title is enough to tell you its a waste of time and yes I wasted my time writing this down

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