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Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 745d ago | opinion piece

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. (PS4, Xbox One)

iGAM3R-VIII  +   745d ago
Then I guess cars were not made for driving
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.
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ylwzx3  +   745d ago
Actually cars are not meant for driving.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   745d ago | Funny
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silverbeld  +   745d 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.
ylwzx3  +   745d ago
Lol obviously im joking!
sikbeta  +   745d 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...
S2Killinit  +   744d ago
I use my car to make me coffee every morning. The best part of waking up is folgers in my car
nosferatuzodd  +   744d ago
Not about gaming are you f@king 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
gunnerforlife  +   745d ago
hahahaha looooooool sorry i was gone say something, forgot what it was, oh yeah LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL at this article -.-
admiralvic  +   745d 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?
jcnba28  +   745d 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-VIII  +   745d 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
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Mr_Writer85  +   745d 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?
S2Killinit  +   744d 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.
delboy  +   745d 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.
brave27heart  +   745d 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.
Snookies12  +   744d 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.
marinelife9  +   744d ago
Seems like one actually is meant for gaming. The other seems to be for watching tv.
ElitaStorm  +   744d ago
and the article is submitted by you?
Dee_91  +   744d 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.
smashcrashbash  +   745d 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?
admiralvic  +   745d 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_Snap  +   745d 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.
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   745d 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 why  +   745d 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.
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ichimaru  +   745d ago
yeah that 15 min speel about social features had little to do with gaming.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   745d 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
ichimaru  +   744d 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
Wizziokid  +   745d 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.
GetSnooked  +   745d ago
"PS4 is defiantly about gaming. "

I sure hope this isn't the next "I could care less"...
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The_Infected  +   745d 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.
MysticStrummer  +   745d 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
shivvy24  +   745d ago
PS4 is for Gamers
-Deal With It
GribbleGrunger  +   745d ago
That headline can't be taken seriously and nor does it inspire me to look any further.
Majin-vegeta  +   745d ago
PS4 is about games

#Deal with it.

http://youtu.be/RommjUIzEAQ
Jek_Porkins  +   745d ago
Definitely not ALL about gaming, but gaming is still something you can do with them. Sort of like how smartphones aren't about making phone calls anymore, but that is what people do the most with them.
Why o why  +   745d ago
Really. You use the term 'ALL about'....the question is why use that to make a point NOBODY'S questioning. Repeat after me....a playstaions primary function is to play games. It can also do other things like play movies, surf, stream, folding..... the damn thing has 'play' in its title.
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fsfsxii  +   745d ago
Is that how you justify the next cablebox having DRM?
MasterCornholio  +   745d ago
Sony said that their focus is on the gamer.

Deal with it

Motorola RAZR i
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Ashlen  +   745d ago
I agree with 50% of the title.
Hazmat13  +   745d ago
if the PS4 is kinda like there own version of Facebook, then im cool with it. at least i wont have 'LIKE IF love blue eyes' bullshit gaddamn Facebook. haha lest hope the internet browser is better. but still games are good. haha
Sarobi  +   745d ago
"We're all about the games"- Jack Tretton
sway_z  +   745d ago
Expect many more of these articles trying to come to terms with the fact that Microsoft is positioning themselves as just another service provider disguising itself as a games division.

It's like Virgin Media or Sky claiming they're a games company lol
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ichimaru  +   745d ago
yeah...this is all ms propaganda. they obvs paid these guys to write an article defaming themselves just to say sony isn't about games
http://i42.tinypic.com/155p...
GraveLord  +   745d ago
PS4 is. How do I know? Look at how much focus they're putting on developers, not only in the design of the console but in the PS4 reveal.
KwietStorm  +   745d ago
Yep. The entire PS4 unveiling was a sham. Every developer involved is in for a rude awakening.

Related video
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Max-Zorin  +   745d ago
One thing for sure is the gaming community today is not about unity. Hatred toward people with different preferences is for some reason cool. Just look at the average comments on N4G.
BitbyDeath  +   745d ago
I know, why would people on a gaming website be upset when a certain company wants to make it cool to take console focus away from gaming?

Shame on them.
Max-Zorin  +   745d ago
I'm not saying people shouldn't be upset about a lack of focus on games. I was pointing out how the gamers on all sides blacklist you for gaming on a different system.
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ichimaru  +   745d ago
a certain company wants to make it cool to take console focus away from gaming

who is that may I ask.
MS hasn't revealed anything and sony's social features aren't horrid
Adolph Fitler  +   745d ago
In this case I am gonna enjoy the sh!t out of "NOT" gaming on my shiny new launch PS4, on launch day. I will be "NOT" playing the heck out of my launch "NON" game related software, such as infamous: 2nd Son, Killzone, Watch Dogs, Drive Club & Knack.....& yes, I will be purchasing ALL these "NON" gaming related pieces of software upon launch.

I especially can't wait for Knack, actually, as I wasn't really interested in it before watching a "NON" gameplay focused video of it last night.
I love platformer, I was going to say games, but, we all know that there really is no such thing as games, apparently.
hkgamer  +   745d ago
How can they include the 720 when no info is out.

Also how is PS4 not about gaming, its more about gaming more then ever. Social aspects has been added so that gaming will be integrated into our internet social lives aswell.
cyclindk  +   745d ago
Could have fooled me... Sneaky Sony trying to sell me some sort of snazzy youtube thing-a-ma-jigger...
hectic   745d ago | Spam
Mr_Writer85  +   745d ago
If that was so then Sony would of just thrown in cell 2.0.

Instead they went back to basics and have made a console that makes developers life easy. If games where not the main focus then they wouldn't of done this.
maryangelynstoke   745d ago | Spam
Picnic  +   744d ago
They always end up about gaming.

But if your idea of gaming is not FPS games then they might not end up always seeming enough like the N64 / PS2 eras of gaming for your tastes. But then you've probably not being paying careful attention to what's available to download if you end up disappointed by the AAA type games.
xX_InFamous  +   744d ago
All they are really doing is just trying to make sells. They are going to do something and really mess up. Not everyone is an social network addict.

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