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When It Comes To Consoles, Is Everything Nothing?

GameInformer: "Gaming is as big as ever, and the next home consoles are preparing to step into the spotlight and possibly expand the category even further. Is there a ceiling to our sky-high expectations? Console makers have long salivated over the possibility of bringing in both casual and hardcore gamers under one big tent, particularly by expanding systems' capabilities. But can you be everything to everyone?"

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WhyHate1556d ago

Oh Game Informer I'm not sure what to make of your article. As a magazine/website owned my GameStop I know what your opinion is before you start. Their job at G.I. is to back what GameStop's selling and to protect used games at all cost!

Just more GameStop propaganda from them...

MysticStrummer1556d ago

"Console makers have long salivated over the possibility of bringing in both casual and hardcore gamers under one big tent, particularly by expanding systems' capabilities. But can you be everything to everyone?"

Usually, trying to be everything to everyone results in not being as good as you could be if you were more focused.

DeathofSouls1556d ago (Edited 1556d ago )

Microsoft hurt themselves "for now" I think in a month nobody will be talking about this DRM stuff and used games. Therefore because Microsoft is focused on everything, they will win in the end.

Playstation is more powerful, but X1 does so much more, that will take them further, lets not forget P3 was more powerful and had blueray, and they still pretty much tied.

dedicatedtogamers1556d ago (Edited 1556d ago )

"lets not forget P3 was more powerful and had blueray, and they still pretty much tied."

Rather, let's not forget PS3 was $200 more, came out a year later, and took 2 more years to gain momentum, and yet STILL sold more worldwide than 360.

Considering the Xbox has never once "won in the end" with their console, not even with overwhelming advantages, I'm puzzled how they will "win in the end" with many of these advantages stripped away and with the worst reputation they've had in years.

KwietStorm1555d ago

That's the whole point. You can't be focused on everything. Something will take a hit, and from the outset, it's looked like Microsoft is doing too much with one thing, which is why the amount of policies all coming at once took everyone off guard. It may work out for them in the end or it may not. PS3 is more powerful than the 360, but was always more expensive, came out a year later, and was so complicated that developers were playing catch-up for its first few years on the market. PS4 is the complete opposite of that, while still retaining the power advantage.

DeathofSouls1555d ago

That's the battle this generation. Does xbox merge the hardcore with the casual or not. If they don't this generation; then playstation will be left to rule them all. If they do, then the term hardcore gamer will be the 5% that's left over. I believe that a merge is best for all, one that moms and dads can play "hardcore titles while the kids play silly games" all will win in the end.....that said, I'm 33 and a father of two, but that said me and my wife buy two consoles and play competitive multiplayer.