Submitted by capitalK 410d ago | opinion piece

Gut reaction – Xbox One vs PS4

Stuff TV: "I'm leaning towards the PS4. Shoot-in-the-face fests and football franchise updates don't excite me; Quantic Dream, Media Molecule and Jonathan Blow excite me, and each presented a demo at the PS4 event that left me wanting more. Sony's trumpeting of 2013's more esoteric gaming elements (and my non-journalistic assumption that it's doing so for anything other than cynical reasons) has caught the attention of my Amiga-addicted inner child. Permit me to completely change my mind once E3 rolls around." (PS4, Xbox One)

ltachiUchiha  +   410d ago
Your a smart man.
BigFnHooters  +   410d ago
Doesn't sound that smart to me.

"Permit me to completely change my mind once E3 rolls around"

Anyone who is clinging to the delusion that somehow Microsoft is going to magically blow people away at E3 just isn't very bright.

Three years of epic failures at E3 for Microsoft are exactly what will take place once again:

* Halo, Halo, Halo...
* The same tired small batch of other Xbox franchises
* 'Exclusive' PC ports
* Third party 'exclusives' that aren't actually exclusive
* Lame payed for DLC
* Faked Kinect demos
* Kinect shovelware
ltachiUchiha  +   410d ago
Lol I just read the paragraph above. Didnt read his article but im not going to fall for microsofts tricks again until they show the gamers come first before stockholders.
Grap  +   410d ago
u keep writing this list nearly in all xbox one news. i don't like xbox one either but u should give MS a chance in E3. and plz stop trolling.
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nix  +   410d ago
whoever made this is genius.

silverbeld  +   410d ago

That is brilliant!

kneon  +   410d ago
Microsoft could still change course on the drm, that would be a big step in the right direction. But I'm not counting on it.
b163o1  +   410d ago
I've never owned a Xbox, for good reason. My friends original Xbox ate his disc in front of us, his 360 got the RRoD...twice, the exclusives are getting milked, you have to buy the game, just to pay to play. While my PS has been nothing but good to me. It's brought me KZ, HeavyRain, PSASBR, infamous1&2, journey, GT5, netflix(I say netflix cause you dont have to pay to play lol)free online gaming. I tell people all the time my PS3 was one of my best investments cause it just keeps giving. PS4 launch I will be standing in line for that.

S/N how will the Xbox work for people with illegal cable O.o? Cause I fall under that category. I haven't had a cable bill in 3yrs ;)
thereapersson  +   410d ago
What if, in a purely hypothetical sense, Sony somehow adopted a similar format to used software? Sony has obviously stated they never considered any sort of always-on mechanism, however they are still somewhat unclear on the used games application, as one previous article reported. I am just saying we should wait for E3 before we put all our eggs in one basket.
CRAIG667  +   410d ago
Sony have said they are going to leave the decision on used games down to the publishers, this I find to be a much scarier prospect than that of microsoft.
Atleast with microsoft if I choose to sell a game the proceeds will go back to microsoft and the people who DESERVE it,the game creators.
With Sony's current stance well... can you foresee a massive publisher like EA saying sure play our games for less than price of retail and we get nothing.
Microsoft are putting there foot in the rite direction and it's best for the industry as a whole, sure they aint perfect but Sony's decision to leave the publishers in charge is a half arsed attempt to look like the better guy, they aint,they are a business focused company just like any other corporation.
kneon  +   410d ago
The ps4 doesn't have mandatory installs and mandatory Internet so they can't implement effective drm. The only thing they can do is online passes and I don't have a big problem with those

will next next gen have xbox 2?

they trying to reboot xbox and forget the past meaning of it.
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NewEra7  +   410d ago
One the guys said they couldn't finish Uncharted "because the tiny controller and stubborn sticks meant my shooting was about as accurate as a dog with an Uzi" ?? What a mediocre reason. Definitely the definition of a true gamer! /s
WeaseL  +   410d ago
Has MS not seen all the new TV's that are coming with Skype and allot of other things built in and FREE to access.
MRMagoo123  +   410d ago
coming ? my boss at work has had a tv for over a year at least that comes with skype and a camera in built, the things xbone are doing have been around for ages
MikeyDucati1  +   410d ago
First of all, E3 means nothing. People need to omit that thought from their minds. That's why we have the problem with Aliens: CM-for people believing such nonsense.
IronFistChinMi  +   410d ago
I'm going for Xbox One first and will get the PS4 as soon as they release an exclusive I'm interested in.
theDECAY  +   410d ago
The only exclusive game we know of on Xbox One is Forza...
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IronFistChinMi  +   410d ago
Plus Quantum Break and Ryse...
Omegasyde  +   410d ago
Technically they announced "Fantasty Football to stream statistics while watching an NFL game".

With the rise of people watching TV and movies at home while researching the show via a tablet or smartphone - Its not really that impressive as it will block part of my TV view area.
MonkeyNinja  +   410d ago

People still watch TV? Seriously?

Where I live, basic cable is $45, digital is $55, both through Bright House. Still nothing to watch.

Netflix + Hulu Plus is $20, and I can watch what I want when I want. All you need is internet. So unless you don't have internet, why would anyone still watch cable?
noctis_lumia  +   410d ago
go watch some tv
Harmonizer  +   410d ago
Since Microsoft is "blocking" used games so to speak, sadly i expect publishers (EA comes to mind...) to "block" their used games on Sony's console as well, because Sony is letting the publishers choose whether or not to do so.

That would make sense as EA just ditched their online pass thing.
abc1233  +   410d ago
Funny how banning pre-owned games and the X1 requiring internet did not crop up...
chrissx  +   410d ago
Its obvious MS isn't thinking clearly. Most of the features of the X1 has nothing to do with a gamers needs. The xbox1 will fail in other areas of the world except maybe U.S. I have a 360,but nothing MS will say can make me get xbox1. PS4 is my clear and only choice.
MrStealYourGirl  +   410d ago
Let Kaz bless us all with his infinite knowledge!!
SDF Repellent  +   410d ago
I am leaning towards PS4 this time around unless Sony is also doing the used game online checked BS like MS. If that is the case, I will upgrade my PC and that will be it. Com on Sony, do not let me down, you are my last hope of sticking with console.
Omegasyde  +   410d ago
..and ironically, you were trolling on PS3 fanboys, defending the 360.
iistuii  +   410d ago
You better be prepared to upgrade. Playstation will also block used untill you buy a code of some sort.
Sony are saying we are leaving it up to developers lol. That means they are trying in some way to pass the buck, they are letting Microsoft take the flak for it, but they will also be doing it. Surely they would come out & say otherwise. All they are saying is We won't block used games lol, we'll Microsoft won't block used games, but you'll need some sort of pass/code to play it.
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Hicken  +   410d ago
The ONLY way it could be remotely similar to what Microsoft has in store is if the PS4 were an always-online consoles, or at least one that required periodic online authentication, which it does NOT do.

All that other stuff you're saying is just reaching for some sort of obscurity that doesn't exist, and it's sad that you're ignoring so much in order to twist your supposition into being.
iistuii  +   409d ago
@Hicken, ok let's just go back to what Sony actually said. "We will leave it up to developers" explain to me how, if the developer like EA says, we don't want our game used more than once. How will Sony introduce this ?
MRMagoo123  +   410d ago
Sony arent going to be blocking used games they said they will leave it to developers if at all, they cant inforce any kind of blocking like MS because you dont have to connect to the internet once on the ps.
Rageanitus  +   410d ago
I am leaning towards the Ps4 being a better machine for ME! Because the console still advertised by Sony like their previous consoles as a Gaming system with the all the other media features included with it.

But hey I do not think the xbox will be any slouch..... it will have similar generation technology like the ps4. If it has all these so called TV game features.... so be it. It might actually be cool, but we will have to wait how it works with when the console launches.

It's all adverisement right now. Depends how weak the consumer buys into the advertisment wheter it is negative or positive.
Kakashi Hatake  +   410d ago
Either MS has a lot of paid off shills, or Xbox has the most loyal fan base of any product outside of Apple Iphone. Even with MS anti consumer ways and crap policies with X1,they still receive undeserved damage control and one sided-ness from journalists.
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level 360  +   410d ago
Yeah gut feeling is PS4 has more positives than XBox ONE..

..although I also think everything is not written in stone, just yet.
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Geovanny  +   410d ago
Hipsters will still get Xbox one lol
SpinalRemains138  +   410d ago
My initi gut feeling is the Xbox One will stall around 20 mil.

Once ppl see the difference is quality vs greed, the One will be a true disaster and consumers will resemble all these articles.

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