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The PS4 & Xbox 720 Are Not About Gaming

Step into gaming circles and a similar, equally odd, debate is happening. It may have taken until their third and fourth generations respectively and their franchises have aged far better than subsequent Jaws films, but there is growing support for the notion the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 are not about gaming. What’s more, in casting their affection away from what should arguably be their primary focus, both may also be chewed up and spat out for it.

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iGAM3R-VIII1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

This isn't smart at all, of course they were made for gaming why wouldn't they. That is why they call it a 'gaming console' because it plays games. Just because they add social aspects doesn't mean it isn't for gamers, the social aspects is what helps you play with your friends and have fun because without it, gaming would be less fun. If we followed this article then the people who do not use the social aspects just bought a console to NOT play games. People without internet can play games without social features and still have fun.

The most confusing article EVER so far.

ylwzx31175d ago

Actually cars are not meant for driving.

silverbeld1175d ago

@ylwzx3

WTF are you smoking?

PS4 is all about gaming. Stupid article wants to spin in favour of the next xbox, cause its a TV setup box.

ylwzx31175d ago

Lol obviously im joking!

sikbeta1175d ago

The era of gaming machines that only do gaming are over long ago, to be precise 8 years ago, PS360 are more than just gaming systems and the next systems will do even more...

S2Killinit1175d ago

I use my car to make me coffee every morning. The best part of waking up is folgers in my car

nosferatuzodd1174d ago

Not about gaming are you [email protected] kidding me shh listen! let me spell it out 4u PLAY station PLAY station get it, we live to play games
long live play
zodd the immortal

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gunnerforlife1175d ago

hahahaha looooooool sorry i was gone say something, forgot what it was, oh yeah LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL at this article -.-

admiralvic1175d ago

Anyone else like that "Trusted Reviews" posted this? I mean if they can't figure out that consoles will do more than play games (though thats what they do first and foremost), why exactly would I trust them with a review?

jcnba281175d ago

All of these silly extras sony and microsoft are throwing into their systems are making them less and less appealing to me. Who the hell wants to post their gaming updates on facebook?? That is such a dumb feature.

So far the Wii U is the only next gen system that focuses on what a console is meant to do, play games!

iGAM3R-VIII1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

*sigh*

"Who the hell wants to post their gaming updates on facebook?? That is such a dumb feature."

You can obviously disable those features, Sony said that

Also, I quite like the features Sony added, the share button is an AMAZING feature, the live stream feature is good, the social aspects are good, and I am sure the 720 will be the same as well (hopefully since we do not know anything official). Your comment is just stupid, a console is meant to play games whether it is made from any manufacturer or a homeless man.

And I do not mean to start a war but the Wii U isn't doing as well as it should/could/would be. It lacks those IP's and third party support so until I see that then your comment is merely valid.

You are just trolling

Mr_Writer851175d ago

Sony showed off new games, and have gotten alot of developer and indie support.

So you statement is flawed.

Plus doesn't the WiiU have Netflix? So it can do more then play games. But it provides other things. Just like the PS3/4?

S2Killinit1175d ago

I really do want to be able to press a button and show all my friends when I score a goal on another friend.

delboy1175d ago

If you build a controller with a share button that's the first sign that games are on second place.
A start/pause button is for games a share button clearly is not!
If you want to be social, go out with your friends in real life if you have any.
For those who have rl friends, couch multilayer is the king, they don't need a share button.

brave27heart1175d ago

I think you'll find the share button was a developer request. If people can share videos of cool moments in their games in seconds then its basically free advertising. Which in turn means higher game sales.

Plus theres the fact that its not mandatory. No ones forcing you to use it. The PS3 has facebook integration right now (under account management on the xmb) but you dont have to use it. I dont.

Then theres the fact that for around 60% of their reveal Sony talked about and showed games. Lots of games.

Im not concerned about Sont being about games. They clearly are. I'll reserve judgement on MS until they've actually announced something.

Snookies121174d ago

Why would you not want to record amazing things you've done/seen in games? That way when you have an awesome gaming story to tell friends, you don't just have to tell them, you can show them.

marinelife91175d ago

Seems like one actually is meant for gaming. The other seems to be for watching tv.

ElitaStorm1174d ago

and the article is submitted by you?

Dee_911174d ago

lol i know right
I guess just to show how these articles always try to twist stuff in MS favor.
Like exclusive games not being important anymore lol.

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smashcrashbash1175d ago

Where exactly did you get that the PS4 is not for gaming? The PS3 had lots of features and was still primarily about gaming. So what makes you think the PS4 won't be the same?

admiralvic1175d ago

The funny thing is that this is just natural progression...

As early as the Sega Saturn / PS1 (they could play CD's) we've had consoles do other things. Since then we've had plenty of examples of systems that could do other things, yet were still gaming systems. Seems silly to call attention to, like saying a Galaxy Player isn't about MP3's, but being a cell phone with no cellular aspect.

Double_Oh_Snap1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

Yeah... no.
https://us.playstation.com/...

Worth mentioning... there entire conference was focused on the gamer. Not apps or social connectivity. Yes social stuff was in there but what did it revolve around? Yup games.

iGAM3R-VIII1175d ago

Quote from site: "The Best Place To Play"

If that isn't enough for consoles to be about gaming, I do not know what is

Why o why1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

This article sounds like damage control to me. Painting the ps4 and 720 with the same brush doesn't make sense.....sony have always wanted to own the space under your tv AND that tv in fact...They have always been about media BUT they do gaming consoles very well as thats the playstation's main purpose.

There will be games on the ps4 and loads of them because that has always been the playstations main function.

Sony dont tend to lock ips away for a whole gen or slow down because a new gen is beckoning. Look elsewhere for that type of behaviour. Their track record kinda backs that up.

ichimaru1175d ago

yeah that 15 min speel about social features had little to do with gaming.

iGAM3R-VIII1175d ago

the entire conference was about 2 hours so 15mins of 2 hours isn't much. The rest of the 1hrs and 45mins was gaming and that 15mins was social so please tell me how it was mostly not gaming

ichimaru1175d ago

dude I didn't saythe conference wasn't about gaming. Sony made that clear, I won't sit here and pretend that they didn't go on a tangent for a moment to show off some social features thwt ms will no doubt get trolled for

Wizziokid1175d ago

"The PS4 & Xbox 720 Are Not About Gaming"

Did you miss the Sony presentation on PS4?

sure we can't said anything about the NextBox but the PS4 is defiantly about gaming.

GetSnooked1175d ago (Edited 1175d ago )

"PS4 is defiantly about gaming. "

I sure hope this isn't the next "I could care less"...

The_Infected1175d ago

PS4 isn't about gaming huh?

Social features for "gaming"
AAA exclusive games
Great indie support
They built the PS4 specifically for game Developers
The entire PS4 reveal was about games

They showed the camera and entertainment for a very short time. The focus is on games.

MysticStrummer1175d ago

Yeah what a horrible move by Sony, to ask for the opinions of game developers while designing a console that won't be about gaming. What were they thinking? PS4 is doomed!!! /s

shivvy241175d ago

PS4 is for Gamers
-Deal With It

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