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Submitted by TheMrFraz 903d ago | opinion piece

The Next Generation Lacks Excitement

The long-awaited next generation of game consoles is all anyone can talk about these days, but is there really reason for it? Other than the automatic curiosity that new technology brings, Gamers Association editor Jay Curtis finds little excitement in what's coming in the next few months. Here's why. (PS4, Xbox One)

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ArchangelMike  +   903d ago
OMG! Says who? I'd say there's more excitement that the last gen / present gen console launches.
Abash  +   903d ago
PS4 has me ultra excited with Killzone: Shadow Fall, DriveClub, Knack, and Watch_Dogs playable at launch

Sorry for the guy who wrote the article not feeling how great the new gen is looking
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black0o  +   903d ago
this GUY needs to spend some time here at N4G
Ju  +   903d ago
Actually Knack went up my ladder after seeing this:

We haven't really seen much about this game, surprisingly. There is quite more then Sony originally showed.
Enemy  +   903d ago
Lol @ idiots expecting next gen to match this gen immediately at launch.
levian  +   903d ago
I'm definitely more excited for this gen than I was for any previous generation.

That being said, I'll be even more excited 1-2 years after release, when all the games REALLY start flowing.
Enemy  +   903d ago
@ Ju: Wow, the difference it makes when you have someone who actually know what they're doing playing. It looks amazing.
pyramidshead  +   903d ago
@ju knack looks surprisingly tough.. o.O
Ju  +   903d ago
Yeah, I thought that, too. Japanese respawns (its made by Japan Studios). LOL. Might lead to some frustration. One hit and you are dead. I hate that, tbh. Especially because the respawn sets you back quite a bit. Either they will tune the hit points a little in the boss sequences or give it additional difficulty levels. Gotta be careful with the defense there, I guess.
Jazz4108  +   902d ago
Watchdogs will be on xboxone also....cant wait.
KUV1977  +   903d ago
I'm plenty excited, even though GamesCom somewhat dampened my excitement-level.
demonddel  +   902d ago
why because you thought ur favorite company was gonna announce a shit load of AAA games and they didn't and left you with a bunch of indie games telling you thats the future
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KUV1977  +   902d ago
No, because Killzone, inFamous and WatchDogs weren't playable. Plus DriveClub, while still pretty good, was slightly less good than I expected.

I did expect at least one triple-A title, and other than most people I don't have a problem to admit that I was a little disappointed with the SONY conference. However at least we had several really good ones before that clearly understood what we as gamers wanted. ALso I don't feel the need to tell you that on SONY booths you had to wait for 4 hours to try one game whereas MS-booths on GamesCom were only filled with a couple of people so that you could try everything in about 30 minutes, but I guess you couldn't take the truth anyway.

Also I participated in an XOne-Raffle. They were giving away an XBox each hour (guess they somehow need to up their numbers). I would gladly have taken a free XBox because I don't think it's bad. I just think that the PS4 is better. (Actually I am one of the guys that really liked the family-sharing-plan which is now revoked unfortunately).
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Godmars290  +   903d ago
The only "excitement" is coming from fanboys as they blindly defend *their* systems.

Not saying that its going to be better than last gen, but considering last gen that's really not saying much.
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Lord_Sloth  +   903d ago
Or people like me who just love the games we see. Not launch mind you. I'm talkin about Destiny, MGSV, Second Son, and FFXV. I'm completely stoked!

That said, I'm not getting rid of my PS3 and will be enjoying Dark Souls 2 come March.
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Godmars290  +   903d ago
Hearing too many people using launch titles as reason for getting the system they're are.

Then again I am someone who plans on getting one six months down the line. Let the first adapters worry about any first production runs.
Zeroyosh  +   903d ago
last gen was a huge leap in graphics. this gen is not such a huge leap. thats all.

but what this gen will do for games will pave the way for the next gen to be a huge leap, mark my words.
sevilha82  +   903d ago
exactlly like lord-sloth said,props to you.

If you trully love games it´s a hell of a time to be a gamer both sistems are impressive,and the not so distant next year proves to be one of the most amazing years in sheer quality and quantity of games(Metal Gear Solid V,THe Witcher 3,Destiny,THe Division,etc...)

Thus the ones that are still releasing this year(GTA V,Beyond Two Souls,Next gen:Watch Dogs,Killzone:Shadow Fall,Batllefield 4)Should i go on?

We dont know about you,but the rest of us is pretty excited.

levian  +   903d ago
Sloth has the right of it.

Games coming up in a year or so, MGSV, Destiny, The Division, Second Son, Dark Souls 2, FFXV (we can hope for early next year on this one can't we?).

There's some pretty good games on launch, but give it a year and we're gonna be in gamer heaven!
avengers1978  +   903d ago
Not from my point of view, the new generation has me very hyped.
Xsilvermist  +   903d ago
Not exciting damn what you want a airstrike, shiiiiit my excitement is over 9000 speak for urself.
MysticStrummer  +   903d ago
I'm more excited than before this gen. Hard to believe I can buy a console and two games, yet have access to so many more for free. Warthunder, Warframe, Blacklight: Retribution, Planetside 2, DC Universe... and if I get PS+ then Drive Club and Outlast are added to that list, and that's only the beginning. Unbelievable value.
C0LLAT  +   903d ago
Who the hell comes up with these wackkkkk news articles!?

I'm extremely excited for next gen as well!!

Just take my money!! And give it to me already!!! Lol
Mounce  +   903d ago
I'd say, to see what MGSV looks like on next-gen consoles makes me excited enough that no other game can even compare. My anticipation and anxiety for MGSV are so flipping high, that even playing and beating The Last of Us seemed like a casual and 'plain' experience.

Does that make me sound insane for MGSV or something? Though, I'm going too beat TLOU on Survivor difficulty next and get a Plat soon xP
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Bluepowerzz  +   903d ago
na he doesnt have anything to look forward to on xbox stupid fanboy
ape007  +   903d ago
i agree, i think the nextgen feel like a contiuation of currentgen, no "HD gfx/online" type shock but still a bit exciting, the launch is lots better

btw, im excited most for


GTA V, DCK:tropical freeze, super mario 3D World and CoD ghosts(X1 version because of dedicated servers)

second most excited for........

KZ:SF, Watch Dogs, BF4, Wonderful 101, Ryse
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ThanatosDMC  +   903d ago
I'm more excited about the streaming feature of what was shown on the PS4. The ability to watch/play the game people on your friend's list are playing. Useful for those times when we actually eat.

The two games im excited about are GTAV and 7 Days to Die.
andrewer  +   903d ago
Playing alpha of 7 Days to Die and its awesome, definitely a must have. But I'm more excited for Zelda U, Mario Kart 8, SSB Wii U, DK: Tropical Freeze, Mario 3D World, Watch Dogs, Wonderful 101 and Rainbow Six Patriots.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   903d ago
What? I'm extremely excited. A lot of others are too. This gen has been going on for a while. We want something new.
ZBlacktt  +   903d ago
Super excited and why wouldn't anyone be. I mean the graphic detail is on a whole other level now. So many new features and the PS4 is $100 cheaper then when the PS3 came out 7 years ago. So we've got a 10 times more powerful console that's also cheaper. If you are not excited. You are either dead or trolling.

Look at AC4 BF, Watch Dogs, BF4, Destiny, inFamous SS, Killzone Shadow Fall. MGS5 and tell me those games are not beyond anything we've seen before on a console.
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RicardJulianti  +   903d ago
I'm more excited about the potential than the launches. Neither the X1 or the PS4 has anything that makes me want to buy the console anywhere near launch. I already own a Wii U and everything coming out this fall through mid-late next year (assuming Smash Bros is a big fall title) will have me plenty satisfied as a gamer.

I'm definitely excited for Destiny and The Division....and hopefully all of these new IP's everyone keeps yammering on about. If we end up with the same game with different skins again like we've gotten the past few years. I'm ready for something new.

I'm just waiting to see something that makes me say, "I NEED that console."
JunioRS101  +   903d ago
The thing is I might catch some flak for this but I'm really excited for Resogun, guys.

No shame. Playstation Nation.
TheOneEyedHound  +   903d ago
I am excited to just open my box, not that one the one with the Ps4 inside.

Edit: and Infamous Second Son omg I can't wait for that one it's almost like GTA with superpowers.

Edit2: The share feature is incredible to me, I could just order some pizza watch some of my friends challenges and strategize how to complete it. I could do that a whole decade on my free time.
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Max-Zorin  +   903d ago
The next generation will have raging lunatics and bullies just like the current one.
Sarobi  +   903d ago
My excitement is kind of drained. I mean I've been hyped almost a year in advance before there was any official talk of these devices, so it's hard to be all "OMMMGGGGGGGZZZZ!!111!!11 one!" when I already got to that point. I can safely say though that this wait is extremely hard.. even with great titles still inbound.
Zeroyosh  +   903d ago
i remember the ps3 360 and wii being featured at 3e some 3 years before they ever came out

but yeah your right..with the way consumers acquire information now...there is not way they could talk about those platforms so far in advance without consumers totally loosing interest.
Knushwood Butt  +   903d ago
I'm excited, but I'm stoked for the upcoming PS3 releases because there's a bunch of stuff coming out for that, and it's going to keep me busy for a long time.
user7402931  +   903d ago
planetside 2, blacklight retribution, warframe, battlefield 4, killzone shadow fall, watchdogs, infamous second son, deep down, disagree
Red_Devilz  +   903d ago
May be true for XBox fans, but at Sony, folks are looking at console "sold out" situation. Thats crazy excitement!
CrimsonStar  +   903d ago
Sorry no room for disappointment , I'll be to busy playing Ryse , DR3 , Forza , Watch dogs , BF4 , and KI .
KwietStorm  +   903d ago
That's funny. I haven't been this excited for a console launch since Dreamcast. There are so many things the new systems can do that bring the gaming community together even more, like recording gameplay, live streaming, f2p games. And that's not even bringing up the indie explosion that'll hopefully breath new life that the industry needs. There is an immense amount of great looking games coming out just at launch and within the first year alone. If you're so bored of gaming, or you need Jesus to return just to be excited for a new generation, you should probably just give it up.
brew  +   903d ago
Shadow Fall , Second Son , and the Dualshock 4 into my veins.
M-M  +   903d ago
"into my veins."

Made me lol.
NateCole  +   903d ago
ND new game alone has me excited for next gen
NexGen  +   903d ago
I'm glad you're excited for me!

Seriously though I do agree with you.
sevilha82  +   903d ago
I just like how people disagreed with you.

How do you disagree with a joke or a pun.

ohh nevermind it´s N4G.

It´s like:

"A priest,a rabi and a monk go to a bar..."

NO.i disagree.

Pinkdolphinyfg  +   903d ago
Anybody else trade in all their systems and video games before they buy a next gen console. Im too broke to go all in completly. But then again i really never played my ps2 when i got my 360 at launch anyways.
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sevilha82  +   903d ago
Well i ´ve been thinking about it but if i go to a GAME(Gamestop of my contry) they give m like 60 or70 € for my consoles that´s nothing compared to sell them to a private so il just keep my ps3 for now and try to sell my xbox360 but then i star looking to my witcher 2 assasin of kings special edition and my heart starts to hurt.


FarCryLover182  +   903d ago
I am excited for what will come in the future.
NaughtyGods  +   903d ago
Im hyper super excited.
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AiirJordann23  +   903d ago
Really? how much excitement do you need? im pretty sure you can buy some at your closes Gamestop.
strigoi814  +   903d ago
Sony's PS4 = 1 Million Preorders, seems like the excitement arent that much right??

You are kidding me man!
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kwiksilver99  +   903d ago
maybe you have a thyroid problem or /k
pwnsause_returns  +   903d ago
We're grown up, that's why.
spike  +   903d ago
Yeah but last gen we were introduced to Blu Ray by the PS3. 360 had RROD. Everyone was exited to buy another one.
Williamson  +   903d ago
My excitement level for the ps4 is about 10x greater than ps3. The ps3 was an amazing console, but the ps4 is looking to be a major improvement.
airshiraz  +   903d ago
im excited as helllllllll for new gen
AlphaGamingNerd  +   903d ago
he must be a nintendo gamer
PS4isKing_82  +   903d ago
Wish we had a new next gen ssx or burnout for a launch game. But otherwise I'm very excited for this next gen.
Red_Devilz  +   903d ago
After looking at Uncharted, TLOU, just the idea how awesome next ND game is going to be gets me excited for next gen. The rest of features are cherry on the icing.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   903d ago
I feel like last gen had a great leap foward. Not just with graphics, but gameplay and stories that weren't possible with old tech. We are getting an open world MGS game, an open world racing game(the crew), battlefield with its levolution, killzone with its beautiful world, and the list goes on. Hell yeah I'm hyped up. It has never been this exciting!
tarbis  +   903d ago
You want excitement? Then cancel your pre-order and line-up outside the retail store before launch day instead of waiting for it to be delivered to you. I'm sure you'll find hours of excitement there.
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