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Submitted by hockeyglory 992d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One Opinion

GamerVet Hockey Glory says his piece about Xbox One rumours:

"Well, it’s been days since the Xbox One reveal and there seems to be a boatload of negativity. As an Xbox fan (I believe I’m the only one who writes for this site who DOES NOT have a PS3), I agree and disagree with various aspects." (Xbox One)

The_Infected  +   991d ago
"Let’s not forget all the PS3 hype about Cell and BR being holy grails of console gaming. And what happened? Xbox 360 games using ancient DVD discs holding a fraction of storage space seem better as a whole. Better performing, don’t have many mandatory installs, better online."

I'm sorry are you forgetting the PS3 exclusives? They put 360 games to shame.
The_Blue  +   991d ago
What people don't grasp is developers aren't going to risk making a new IP for consoles, especially with all the crying about pre-owned fees.
GenericNameHere  +   991d ago
"What people don't grasp is developers aren't going to risk making a new IP for consoles"
Lol wut? One of the stupidest things I've read. So what are Vanquish, Uncharted, Mass Effect, Journey, Gears of War, Assassin's Creed, etc? I don't remember these NEW IPs being released before 7th gen. Why wouldn't developers risk making new IPs on consoles? That's where most of the profit are, and that's where they'll get the most exposure. If you mean why would developers risk making new IPs so late into a console's life, then that would be an excellent question. Developers feel that a stronger hardware would be able to bring their true vision much closer to reality. It would be safer to just make another sequel to give your fans a little something before the next generation of games start again.
I'm willing to bet you that next generation will bring in a plethora of new IPs once again, just like any other generation did before.
imt558  +   991d ago
...Better performing, don’t have many mandatory installs, better online...."

Now you will have mandatory install for a whole game from Blu-Ray!!! Yeah!!!
mmj  +   991d ago
I stopped reading here:

"It’s not like we are comparing two systems with a huge disparity in specs."

The PS4 GPU looks to be significantly better both in terms of fillrate (16 v 32 ROP's) and shader power (768 v 1152), those aren't small differences which will go unnoticed in games.

Add to that all of the other gamer orientated improvements Sony have made to their architecture (and unified GDDR5).
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The_Infected  +   991d ago
Yea that part has Fanboy written all over it. Facts are facts. It's 50 to 60% more powerful and the arcitecture is much better now combine that with Sony's extremely talented 1st party Developers and you get amazing games.

Edit: PS4 also don't have 3 Operating systems chugging 3Gb ram or Kinect which is using even more resources.
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moparful99  +   991d ago
It's obvious where the two companies priorities are.. Sony is using GDDR5 which places graphics as a priority. Don't get me wrong 8 gigs of RAM is more than enough to handle all of the processing needs of the console. But being GDDR5 shows that Sony is more concerned with gaming. Microsoft is placing a lot of emphasis on Multimedia functionality.
The Meerkat  +   991d ago
One reason the PS3 struggled was because they divided their Ram and the 360 didn't.

Its seems MS have learnt from Sonys mistake and thought "we'll have some of that"
moparful99  +   991d ago
@TheMeerkat I made a comment below about that.. 250mb ram for the GPU and 250 for the Cpu was an error on Sony's part and I think they found that out the hard way.. There was a processing bottle neck and hindered what was an excellent console..Imagine how insane the ps3 would have been given even just 1gig of ram let alone 8.
DeadlyAssassin  +   991d ago
excellent article hockeyglory. Very unbias and straight to the point. You did your homework well and backed it up with some good points. I will be looking forward of seeing more from you.
SniperControl  +   991d ago
Sarcasm, I believe?
Insomnia_84  +   991d ago
"Xbox 360 games using ancient DVD discs holding a fraction of storage space seem better as a whole"

More like: Xbox 360 games using ANCIENT DVD DISCS HOLDING DEVELOPERS AND THE PS3 BACK FROM MAKING/GETTING BETTER GAMES.

Just take a look at the PS3 exclusives.
moparful99  +   991d ago
"Let’s not forget all the PS3 hype about Cell and BR being holy grails of console gaming. And what happened? Xbox 360 games using ancient DVD discs holding a fraction of storage space seem better as a whole. Better performing, don’t have many mandatory installs"

This statement is absurd. First of all there are games on the 360 with mandatory installs. Off the top of my head Halo 4 is the first that comes to mind. There is a second disc that comes in the case that you have to put in the system and install before you can put the main disc in and play. Kojima indicated that he didn't bring Metal Gear Solid 4 to the 360 due to the DVD9 being a weakness. This author's entire statement is a reflection of the multi platform situation and its not an accurate indication of one system being superior. Sony made a mistake with the RAM which caused a processing bottleneck in the GPU which created frame rate issues and there were some problems with the AA. But the PS3 exclusives proved that if done right the cell was a monster and the graphical prowess of the console was actually better than the 360.
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etownone  +   991d ago
Just waiting for E3

Let down by Xbox One.... But still keeping the faith.
Prcko  +   991d ago
we have a lots of opinions these days
hazelamy  +   991d ago
the one user at a time thing was standard this gen, and it was achieved through a much simpler method.
by playing the game from the disc.
when you lend somebody else the disc, you can't play it.

it's ironic that you cite no mandatory install as one of the reasons why the 360 was better than ps3.

it's like ms set out to make this thing as unfriendly to the consumer as possible.

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