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Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 1006d ago | opinion piece

PS4? New Xbox? Nah, it’s the little games that matter

There’s a tiny orange box moving around the screen of the PlayStation Vita. Its name is Chris. It is an ordinary square — perhaps even less than ordinary. This square doesn’t jump very high, can’t float and it has largely committed to going through its digital life as a grump. That is, until Chris meets Laura. Laura is afraid of her powers. Laura is also a box — a long, rectangular pink-ish box.

Five months into 2013 and gamers have already been introduced to a bounty of impressive characters and worlds. Not all have been a success, such as the recent digital interpretations of Kirk and Spock in “Star Trek” or the thick-skulled gunners of the most recent “Dead Space.” Others, such as Elizabeth in “Bioshock Infinite,” brought an emotional center to the usually mechanical first-person shooter genre. (PS4, Xbox One)

GalacticEmpire  +   1006d ago
While I don't entirely agree, the smaller more innovative titles are indeed very important. Sony has noticed this and taken MASSIVE steps to make their platforms the first choice for these kind of developers.
jeffgoldwin  +   1006d ago
By massive you mean using a cpu that's like a pc, like xbox has done since the first xbox 10 years ago?
Fishy Fingers  +   1006d ago
Probably more to do with how the platform holder handles the conditions/regulations to which indie devs must comply, to get their games on said systems.

Don't really think he meant the CPU :/ Touchy...
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Nivalis  +   1006d ago
Oh right, yeah, you mean the original xbox, slapping their cheapest cpu in because they didnt know what else to use at the time? because you certainly can't mean the xbox 360's cpu, since its a PowerPc architecture based Processor, not remotely similar in any way to a PC processor in instruction set or operation?

Might wanna look it up before firing off a few uneducated rounds at innocent bystanders, because claiming the cpu in the 360 is 'like a pc' is like saying 'it processes things so its like a pc' because thats about the only similarity, find me a standard computer running PPC (and no, before you even go there a powermac isnt a standard pc) and you can say its like a computer cpu, until then it's a processor splintered from a unix server system, completely different from the original xbox.
jeffgoldwin  +   1005d ago
"slapping their cheapest cpu in because they didnt know what else to use at the time"

You do release the first xbox cpu was 2-3 times faster than the ps2 right? Plus the original xbox came included with Ethernet and an 8 gig hard drive. Ps2 had neither included. However, the xbox was released 1 year later and was selling at a loss for several years. So your "cheap cpu" theory was really borderline retarded.

I like both companies for different reasons and I'm not going to go over all the pros and cons because they each do have their own.
ZodTheRipper  +   1006d ago
The thing with independant developers is that they think outside the box. They don't have a big publisher behind them who tells them what a game has to look or play like. They can take risks that big studios can't because of business reasons and decisions so it's definately important to have those developers and enough people to support them. But I also wouldn't want to miss out on the AAA-experiences that games like Uncharted or Mass Effect bring.
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MasterCornholio  +   1006d ago
The PS4 isnt just about the little games from Indie like the Witness for example. Its about catering to the core by providing them with a huge variety of games from all sorts of developers.
b_one  +   1006d ago
sure and who supports Indies now?
sprinterboy  +   1006d ago
Me and Millions of others.
Psychotica  +   1006d ago
I do like some of the simple games but it's still the big budget games that matter the most to me. There isn't a game out there that I want more than the likes of GTA V and Watch Dogs
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1006d ago
I Like smaller games like games on android, iOS and indie games. I play them. But Big budget games is still More important. We core gamers also support smaller titles but We know where our passion truly is. I can't imagine myself "only playing" smaller games and there is no longer a big budget game. Thats a nightmare for me. If ever that happens, I'll just dust off and play my SNES, N64, gamecube, PS2 and Wii. Then play all my games on PS3.
maniacmayhem  +   1006d ago
If I can get smaller games like Limbo, Hotline:Miami, Pixel Junk and even Battlefield:1943 I would be very, very happy with the next gen consoles.
SmokingMonkey  +   1006d ago
Indie games are great,

But I'm buying the PS4 for all the 1st party titles.

Whatever Naughty Dogs working on will likely be gold and greater than any and all "small games."

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