A eGamer writer and Xbox 360 player gives us his reasons why he's departing from Microsoft's console and embracing Sony's PS4
Good for you. Read the last sentence (I won't spoil it). haha
There seems to be a lot of that particular sentiment floating about of late.
Sony just owned E3 and proved that they really listen to their gamers https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW50...
Sony did a great job at E3. And we gamers all benefit this war. FREEDOM!...... Only on Playstation.
If I pay for something it's mine. Micro$oft isn't going to tell me that I can't sell my games on ebay(which I do), or lend my games to friends and family, or that I have to check in with them every 24 hours!!! That's stupid. I'm a husband and father of 2 and I'll be darned if I'm going to put up with that crap. I've already preordered my ps4 killzone bundle from gamespot.
You know how sony could kill it further...if they could convert peoples gamer score to the trophy equivalent. That would be epic, after all, the achievements/trophies are the same baring the exclusive games. It would be an interesting pacifier to somewhat lessen the blow of jumping ship
I would have used games as number one, and online criminal checkin as number Three. Number two is a new entry. Most people have not thought this far ahead, but guess what happens in 5 years when Microsoft brings in a new console to replace this one, and decide it is too exspensive to support the 300,000 severs they claim to have added for xboxone OFF-SHUTDOWN- UNPLUGGED. You have no working console, only a outdate video player! You would be forced to migrate to the replacement or finaly join Sony/Nintendo.
unlike all other consoles you will have no console once Microsoft shots down the 300,000 servers for xbox one. it will not work. unlike your snes, genesis, dreamcast, ps1, ps2, ps3, xbox, xbox360 Atari, segacd, you cant play those games ever again. Even if you don't trade in games your screwed
unlike all other consoles you will have no console once Microsoft shots down the 300,000 servers for xbox one. it will not work. unlike your snes, genesis, dreamcast, ps1, ps2, ps3, xbox, xbox360 Atari, segacd, you cant play those games ever again. Even if you don't trade in games your screwed, get it!
@indysurfin Absolutely. MS shuts down the servers it's game over, literally. Pack it in, and don't even bother about "trading it in to GameStop . . . " you can sell them on Ebay for building supplies when they need to make bomb shelters or something. Most likely sales wont be as high, they will trickle down servers to save money (we'll read about it in the news), and then over time people will lose faith and stop supporting them. I give it like 3 months after launch, that people start trading their gear for something else, only problem is what happens to a console you want to sell when you have locked games on a console that no longer means anything to you? Is it still locked to that console? So you essentially, once you buy an XB you can't get rid of it. Or you'll be able to sell it back to GameStop which is why MS is partnering with them. The bullshit part is they easily could have avoided all of this if the publishers rallied their voices and went to GameStop demanding money, instead every right of an XB gamer just went right out the window.
All i can say is Dam My computer is a i mac 27" led my phone is samsung galaxy S 4 ive bin staying away from ms for almost 13 yrs now ever since they shaft me with windows me they should change their names to Microshaft
Me Too. I stayed away from Microsoft 7 yrs now. MacbookPro 13" iPhone 5 cause it looks great! iTunes S*cks but I still can live with it. Sony Bravia TV and PS3. Yamaha hifi set. I feel great without Microsoft.
The only reason why I have to use windows is for work. Other than that my house is filled with apple this and apple that...Windows would not be my forst choice if I had my option at work... Sad part is that this has been going on for years...its just people ignore it. There is more hate for this company than most realize. For me it was Vista that put me over the top. MS in my opinion knows exactly what they are doing and I think they do it on purpose for a reason...because when they fix it with a new installment or version, stock rises sales increase and everyone loves them...
What an awful article. I am getting both the console I will play mainly on is not decided until I play both.
$500 for an xbox to play a free to play killer instinct? meh not the best choice lol
It's trying to communicate with us
I'm getting both consoles as well but PS4 is what I'm getting first. Gonna grab the XB1 around the first of next year.
I would buy an XB (assuming I wanted to waste money) and drop it from a 20 story building, right before a steamroller drove over it . . . and then a homeless guy pisses on it . . . before a nuclear strike from SkyNet brought the bombs down because I demolished an XBO. Exaggeration I know . . . I would just beat the shit out of it with a baseball bat.
Vote with your wallets, even if you consider buying XB1 consider waiting some time to see if their policies are forced to be changed, if you buy before that time, you will have a great and powerfull system PS4 and a restricted system which the gamer has trouble in knowing what he is allowed to do let alone a casual family...
Vote with your wallet. By buying an Xbox One you are telling Microsoft you like what they're doing.
That's just what we need, another top 5 article. P.S. Smart headline to get praise.
Those are the exact reasons I switched over. I've been a 360 owner since day one but I'm skipping MS this gen.
You guys have to see this video if you havent already seen it http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I know man I can't wait. I love the interface, being able to do that is amazing. I want to be at work doing something and download FF15. Gonna be sweet!
I will miss that xbox controller. Xb live member since original Xbox. Xbox was my main console and PS4 will be my main. The DRM portion that requires net connection is what I hate the most. The kinect requirement kinda kills it.
someone has to meme this Sony as Maguire to Indies and MS as the other http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Now look at this article is rather interesting http://www.vg247.com/2013/0...
That's not interesting, that's amazing. Complete freedom in Sony, God I'm glad that I am switching from Xbox to Sony. My ps1 gets more play than my 360 right now.
Yea that is true bro :)
Only a fool would buy Xbox-one. i need to change my avatar.
PS4 and Wii U FTW!
Good choice but u don't have one Xbox not supporting your country anyway
Well I'm a gamer. I have no affiliation to Microsoft or Sony. Only console I haven't owned is the Jaguar. Im eventually getting the XBone and PS4.
How about having an affiliation to gamers? That means not supporting devices that are bad for gamers, like the XBOne.
I support PC, which has the same, if not worse DRM than xbox. You have a problem with that?
You answered that in the same comment. "which has the same, if not worse DRM than xbox."
My thoughts exactly except my gamer score is only 15,035. They put achievement points and trophies there to keep you there and loyal. It is fun getting platinum though. I'm working on #16 and #17 now simply because of, fun. I'd never try shitty games just in case Sony abandoned me or went out of control. ..always a possibility.
"I don’t want to wave my arms violently in the air in order to open a door or scream at my Kinect every time I want to open my disc tray" Lol this guy's a legend! Bravo sire
Okay after watching the press conference, reading articles, reading comments on many different sites, I cannot just sit back and not post a comment ... It needs to be some sort of balance In the beginning I was totally sold on the PS4 to be my gaming device, but that was before the Xb1 announcement . I told my friends that I would wait until I saw something from Xbox... E3 is here the build up before E3 was that Microsoft failed, and all the other rumors with the Xbox1 failing at being a gaming system. The press conference started and I was blown away by Metal Gear, not because it was Metal Gear but because of the graphics , now as a previous Xbox 360 owner I felt comfortable with what the Xbox1 could do, I went out and Preordered the system, and I preordered Nba 2k14, Battlefield and Watch Dogs all coming out on launch day.. Yes the PS4 is cheaper I was planning on paying at least $500 anyways , I am 30 yrs old , I work , I have a budget for my video game habit, also the fact that I have been waiting for Pc gaming to come on console for years, now let's look at all Xbox or Xbone has to offer entertainment , cloud computing, Xbox live, and the Kinect...... Cloud computing interested me the most because of the possibilities that can be done with it .. Let's look at the PS4 and why I was sold on purchasing it, the PS4 is more powerful, I did not own a PS3, and maybe PS4 gamers may differ from Xbox gamers, these are solid reasons for me to go out and pre order the PS4 in my mind right then it hit me, Xbone offers more, if Microsoft is right the risk I take dispite all the negative press will be the right choice, the only thing I would lose out on by not owning a PS4 will be the power of the PS4, I will be pissed off if the multiplatform games look very different on the PS4, but I will be mad but I can live with it.. Now let's touch on what the mobs are talking about , all of the lynching being done towards Microsoft DRM, and checking in 24 hrs etc , Sony could have gone the same route with these policies, and with both companies doing the same thing I wonder what would be the determine factor in buying either system ? ah that's right games, power to deliver the games, multiplayer support, and extras, so to everyone out there stop being followers and become a leader
Good thing corporations don't hire shrills to go onto social sites just to spin the truth. /s
Joined, I have been of N4G for ages , never joined the site , did not feel I needed too, or join in any conversations, I come here to get gaming news not bicker with people that are followers, or people just joining a mob just to join a mob , I made valid points , and all you do is focus on me completing a registration to post a comment, simply minded human, if you're offended because I chose the Xbox 1 over Ps4 4 you have my premission to find a bridge and jump off with the rest of the crowd
I also am still believing that the risks MS are taking, evident in the bad PR, is going to work out (for everybody) in the end. BUT, multiplat games looking better on the PS4 IS NOT something "I can live with." The only reason I remain loyal to MS is cause I still think they have a good chance of obtaining 3rd-party dominance. But if that changes, as it clearly currently is, I will jump to which ever system has it. Plus, i'll likely get both anyways, but I am still very concerned about which my other friends will get, and which will become my primary.
Tegrogg Your defense is sony could have? could have. Hey officer don't arrest me for theft that old lady had the same opportunity to do so but she tricked me into thinking she was going to do it also. So I'm not so bad! the competition could have done the same is not a defense for you insisting on doing it and doing it. you want to belittle this with the term DRM DRM? Lets not water this down, how about taking away right of ownership to sell/give/lend as I dang well please! I can sell to who I want to Microsoft! You sound like a Marketing type trying to take the righteous indignant tone out of the subject. a person should be indignant on a company trying to take ownership away for them! And on inferior graphics your defense is I can live with it? Why would I want to? Such a defense to be a real fanboy, I am suppose to say to myself I can live with it? surely that's no reason to do something. its like saying: hey man you want me to marry your fat sister? she is loud mouth, selfish, stinky, ugly, shapped wrong, a whore but I can deal with it so that must be a reason for me to get with her according to this logic!
I stated that if the multiplatform games turn out better on the PS4 , I could live with that because I already invested in the Xbox 1 , the DRM issue is not an issue for me, just because Microsoft changed their policies, and you're upset does not mean this is not the right decision for their system, we simple do not know exactly how these policies will work , also the digital sharing with up to ten people is a great feature , don't act like its not a great feature , also PS4 is going to do the same thing as far as physical media , the same publishers are making games for Sony, if you had some sort of reading comprehension you sir would see that I stated that I was sold on the PS4 because of the power the system has , but the total package of the Xbox1 changed my mine , I owned an Xbox 360 from the beginning , and I watched my system evolve, I watched Xbox live grow an evolve , Microsoft has a track record with Xbox, so I believe the future of the Xbox1 is bright cloud computing is not on the PS4 they have cloud for storage, but not cloud computing this will play into the future of developing games for the Xbox1 I asked , what if PS4 policies was the same as Microsoft ? this is what will happen Ps4 fans and Xbox1 fans could only argue about power, graphics, features, etc some would say I am only playing Pc games or I will buy a Nintendo , because the digital policies suck the 24 hr check in sucks, or they will say fuck it Sony and Microsoft knows what they're doing , so let's keep arguing about games vs games ..... Instead of answering the question you gave me a scenario about an old lady etc Answer the question what would you do if Ps4 policy was the same as Microsoft ? Because Sony is letting the publicity work against Microsoft , while theyre planning to do the same thing , since the hatred for Xbone runs so high what are you going to do when Sony does the same thing Microsoft does after you have purchased the system ? You're either going to throw it in the trash or you're going to live with it My post was unbiased I took out the issues about used games,DRM, and 24 hour security check ins, because this is how the Internet media is spinning this against Xbox, and all of you people are buying into this HYPE, focus on gaming, also focus on features , neither company cares about our feelings they're in this for the $$$$$$$$ that's all , Sony is doing a great job of acting like they give two fucks about their consumers , they only did this because Microsoft was up front about their future, you tell people the Truth and people don't respect the Truth they want to be sold a dream , so I have a dream I can sell all of you I am God talking to you off of my iPad 1000
That's the same thing my dad says man. I'm 29. Know what I'm saying? "Shut up and get behind me, i'm leading us out of these dark times, and into the light of the PS4."
yes, Cloud computing, I can have the game play for me, omg, it's a revolution! /s
unlike all other consoles when this one is replaced you cant play ever again.
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