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Gamers Attack Adam Sessler Over Controversial PS4, Xbox One Comments

By now, most gamers who keep up to date with core gaming news may have heard about a situation that's being deemed “Resolutiongate”. The scenario has spawned from the stark disparity between the Xbox One and PS4's resolution differences in multiplatform games. Well, a lot of big pundits and gaming heads have chimed in on the matter and most don't think it's a serious issue at all.

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allformats936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

On the Adam Sessler matter:

Context is key here.

And the context in this very case is a comparison between two different versions of the same game. In this case, his argument about "new experiences" or whatever is completely irrelevant. We are talking about a comparison of two different platforms on which to have more or less the same experience, in which one machine is performing at a higher level than the other.

That's the context. That's the subject he's addressing.

So, in context, by bringing up this "new experiences" argument in a discussion about the measurable, technical differences between two versions of the same game, Sessler is not only moving the goalposts...he's trying to burn down the scoreboard.

You don't see how, in talking about two versions of the same game, this sudden blindspot towards measurable technical deficiencies in the XBone version is troubling? You honestly can't reason past his trumped-up argument about "new experiences" to see that it's a classic fallacy of "false choice?"

Look, for months we've known about the numbers. The numbers say the PS4 is the more powerful console. More FLOP performance, more ROPs, more ACEs, faster RAM, ect. We've known that. But the dialog we've gotten in response from Microsoft, the media pundits, and the XBone fans has been basically, "the numbers don't tell the whole story...wait until you see the games!"

Well, we're seeing the games. Now they want us to ignore what we're seeing.

But what we are seeing is important. The reason why multi-platform console titles are important is because, in the console world, the public doesn't have access to benchmarking results. If any multi-plat dev teams do benchmark the hardware, those results are locked behind licensing agreements and NDAs. While multiplatform games will never be a true benchmark, they are a valuable "snapshot" look at the state of the boxes and what these very smart teams of developers can wring out of them at the time.

Why is the technical performance of the box so important? Because, even though framerate and resolution are way more important than some pundits are now trying to claim, it won't always be about putting more pixels on screen, or refreshing the screen at a higher framerate. The same power that lets you do those things is the same power that lets you present more immersive art assets, makes an AI routine a little smarter, makes a character animate better, or makes more physics possible.

...and that gets us right back to Sessler's core point about making better games.

...and that gets us right back to Sessler being a huge hypocrite.

...and that gets us right back to the part where he and his defenders try to make US GAMERS the bad guys for pointing out his hypocrisy.

yellowgerbil936d ago

everytime the numbers confuse me I think about my 1st grade teacher and remember 4 is a bigger number than 1 and it all makes sense again

xHeavYx936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

I posted this before.
Here is a video from Adam Sessler, at around the 1:37 mark he says how next gen games should be 60fps 1080p http://www.youtube.com/watc... Then he goes and makes that video about Resolutiongate.
I knew this guy preferred the Xbox over the PS brand, but I used to respect his opinion, not anymore

LOGICWINS936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

^^Its not about him preferring Xbox(thats a big leap), its about him disliking rabid fanboyism/extremism so much that he's willing to contradict himself in order to make a point. Heavy, applying your logic, anyone that downplays or simply cant tell the difference between 720p and 1080 prefers the Xbox over the PS brand...that doesn't make much sense does it.

Applying your reasoning, most humans (this includes non-gamers) are Xbox fanboys as they cant tell the difference between 720p and 1080p.

He is in fact a hypocrite, just not for the reasons you think. I wonder how he will respond to this vid.

xHeavYx936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

@Logic
"Its not about him preferring Xbox, its about him disliking rabid fanboyism/extremism so much that he's willing to contradict himself in order to make a point"
Wow, you hit a new low with that comment. By the way, Adam Sessler is the one who said in some video that he prefers the 360 over the PS3

EDIT: "applying your logic, anyone that downplays or simply cant tell the difference between 720p and 1080 prefers the Xbox over the PS brand"
You are on a roll today. No one is talking about people not noticing a difference, but people like Sessler say that it doesn't matter if the game is 720p or 1080p, even though they said the opposite in the past

mewhy32936d ago

Well I have to say that if microsoft had shipped w/o the kinect and at a 350.00 price point this resolution thing wouldn't be such a big deal. But as it stands....microsoft is charging you 499.99 for a machine that can't offer the same resolution as a 399.99 machine? That's a problem.

LOGICWINS936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

I've hit a "new low" because I didn't automatically jump to the conclusion that Sessler has chosen a "side" in this dreamed up console war? Yeah, stupid me. /s

Forgive me for attempting to take the high road in this matter.

"No one is talking about people not noticing a difference, but people like Sessler say that it doesn't matter if the game is 720p or 1080p, even though they said the opposite in the past"

The fact that MOST people can't notice the difference is precisely the REASON why it doesn't matter. And I agreed with you, he is in fact a hypocrite. He clearly explained in his "ResolutionGate" video that he doesn't like these talks about resolution because they are overshadowing the games themselves...this led him to saying that resolution doesn't matter(an error on his part). He should have said that resolution DOES matter, but it shouldnt overshadow the games themselves.

The intentions behind his hypocrisy comes from a genuine place, he simply made a HUGE error in his wording.

Where in that video did he imply that he had a preference for Xbox over PS? Thats your own imagination. From your comments, its clear that you have a heavy (Get it?) preference for one of these consoles, therefore you believe that everyone has your extremist way of thinking.

We have established that Adam is a hypocrite, but how does that hypocrisy lead to Adam preferring the Xbox brand? How did you come up with that connection?

Destrania936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

@Neonridr

That was funny lol +bubbles

@allformats

Insightful and well said +bubbles

fenome936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

@Logicwins

Actually anybody can notice the difference between 720p and 1080p it just depends on how big your display is and far away from it you are. That's why smaller displays are typically 720p there's no point in 1080p in a smaller tv.

http://www.digitaltrends.co...

For people with smaller displays or that sit far away from their tv won't even notice. I would, so this does apply.

I have a 60" tv in my bedroom and I game around 6-8 feet from it, I can tell a noticeable difference between 720p and 1080p.

EDIT:
Shouldn't have included Logicwins in this, just realised he said MOST people won't notice. Which is true, just depends on how big of a screen you got.

aCasualGamer936d ago

Too me, it's fairly simple...

If any company expects me to buy a new console for $400+ then they better fu***ng produce hardware that will give us more than just PS3 2.0 and 360 2.0. I want true nextgen, not just some minor polishing in current gen games(watch comparison between current gen COD and nextgen COD). I want something substantial.

Now that i think about it, it's quite sad actually. That the entire gaming industry has become nothing but Activision wannabees.

=/

If this is all that the nextgen has to offer then i'll pass.

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tablav936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

@aCasualGamer

The argument here is more about resolutions and, whilst I get what you're saying, don't forget that these new systems ARE much more powerful, but you have to look beyond launch titles.

Comparing COD: Ghosts PS3 to PS4, for example, is pointless, because they are the same game developed at the same time. What you want to do is compare something like Resistance to TLOU as this shows the improvement over a console life cycle.

My point is that the hardware is capable, but you have to give the developers more time to get used to the systems. Also, over time games will be developed more for next-gen systems ONLY therefore they won't have to be held back by the restrictions of older hardware requiring multiplat releases.

Edit: OT - Sessler shouldn't even be given publicity for this. Both systems will be out soon and the people can fully judge for themselves.

4me2936d ago

I remember in 2005 there was so many articles that people can not tell the difference between DVD and Blu-ray. People see what they want to see and create argument that justifies their choice.

iHEARTboobs936d ago

I think Logic hit the nail on the head.

webeblazing936d ago

i don't why logic have a lot of disagrees he said adam did contradict himself. but had a valid point look at this site to see his point.

I truthfully don't care about the res situation maybe because the told everyone they was investing in Kinect. obviously your going to take a hit somewhere.

and I find it crazy that people gamers on this site saying if someone but xbone their dumb. if you buy xbone you must like the game or experience or like Kinect which upped the price.

people are just using this for ammo. this whole gen is gonna be like revenge of the nerds(psfanboy=nerds xbox fanboys=jocks)

SilentNegotiator936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

Typical Sessler.

Says that he wants 1080p60fps, downplays the differences between 720p60fps and 1080p60fps when his beloved Xbox comes out on the bottom.

Then he uses the pathetic "It was only a joke!" cop out. So many morons think that they can just say everything in a snarky way and call anything they get criticized for "only a joke"

kreate936d ago

adam sessler is a fanboy himself, yet he complains about other fanboys ....

Nick_515936d ago

I don't care what anyone says, but it's obvious Adam has been trying to balance things lately. Same as Greg Miller (and others, to a lesser extent). People that obviously know and prefer PlayStation are trying to balance people's opinions. I don't like it and find it annoying, but it has to be done. Microsoft can't leave the console space. Sony can't be the only console. It just can't happen and if it gets too bad Microsoft could leave.

However, I do think that Microsoft needs to learn a lesson from this and /maybe/ do better next time. It could be switched next gen. I know it doesn't matter now, but it has to happen or else that could be it for Xbox. I've never really cared for Xbox, but I do use Microsoft everything else and I do like the competition. I don't believe it would be the same Sony if Microsoft wasn't involved.

Prime157936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

@LogicWins, "The fact that MOST people can't notice the difference is precisely the REASON why it doesn't matter."

That's the thing though, they don't notice the difference and a lot of us can tell the difference and what's happening on the screen. Everyone is discrediting the people who can see the difference, and all we want is for someone to go, "Yes, you may be able to tell the difference when your brain starts noticing the difference in the future."

Or at least we want people to acknowledge that most streams don't stream 60fps Gameplay, and when you're trying to watch a 1080p vs a 720p comparison on youtube it's like trying fine wines. Most can't tell the difference, but there are many who can tell the difference.

Stop lying to yourselves. With experience (aka the more we get into this generation) will come the ability to tell. The human brain DOES THAT and has DONE THAT since we were babies.

@Nick:
I agree, no one console should rule them all. But give credit where credit is due. I do like the idea of dedicated servers. I'd like an xbox fanboy to fess up and just be like, "Ok, the numbers were true, and your system is more powerful." Instead of making excuses for the XBone.

TheXgamerLive936d ago

I understand out of the gate Xbox One bas a difficullt eram fo program with, however and nobody can deny yes ps4 bas better resololution, close frame rates, But how do you describe why Xbox One graphics are better tban ps4? Take off the fanboy goggles bc they are clearly better richer more vibrant and DETAILED. So yea upscaled 1080p is fine especially when it looks better

Sevir936d ago

I have to laugh as the media, MS and the fanboys try to make the water muddy on this issue!!!

Listen, the fact is this issue is big and people have a right to raise questions because they are paying a premium, getting less though paying more!

This downplaying of the issue when the disparities are clear and noticeable and showing off in more than one product is the reason why it's in the media.

Remember, Sony and the PS3 was torn to SHREDS for significantly less apparent disparities, even when multiplats ran at the same resolution across both but ps3 had a dip here or there or the PS3 had screen tearing, it was torn asunder to no end, and it had a 200 premium over the Xbox 360... The media didn't down play it, intact the media deducted points in the PS3 version and these were all minor things considered.

Where is the journalistic integrity now that this is happening to MS... Where Sony wrote it's wrongs and crafted a machine that runs software better, the media down plays the advancements!

Look, I don't give a flying f*** if you're excited about the Xbox one, but please don't cry wolf when things are clear, the quantifiable facts show the box is under powered in comparison to the cheaper ps4 and that's the whole point of why this is such a big deal... THE MEDIA, MS and PUNDITS are saying it's OK to pay $100 to have a product run a game LESS THAN STELLAR than it's cheaper competitor's box.

Everyone spending money has a right to question abd raise flags when something like this is happening and clear from the onset. If you're a faithful to whatever platform good for you, go buy it, but to the undecided using disparities to make up there mind should not be conned by media pundits being dishonest when $400/$500 is at stake...

It mattered when the PS3 was $200 more expensive with less noticeable differences and I'll be fanned if MS, these biased ass media pundits and blind Xbox fans tell me paying more for substantially less doesn't matter now, because their favorite brand isn't the popular likeable product right now...

Army_of_Darkness936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

Whether or not people see the difference between 720p and 1080p isn't the point because the point is that games for next generation should all be 1080p @30fps/60fps otherwise, why even bother releasing a new console if we already have current consoles displaying 720p from the very beginning of their life cycle? ?

We are going on 4k resolution and these fools are acting like 720p is still acceptable for another 8 more years?? ! Really?! Come on! Open your F@#King eyes!

FamilyGuy936d ago

Even if someone can't see the difference between native 1080p and 1080p that's been upscaled from 720p AND even if they ignore that the PS4 version has more of a steady frame rate which means that it's literally running better on a technical level the one thing you can't dismiss is the price difference.

If both games were 100% equal on all terms there is STILL the fact that one console cost $100 more than the other. Similar or not that $100 bucks could be put to better use.

badz149936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

it's actually pretty simple actually. who ever is saying that resolution doesn't matter is simply a BIG FAT HYPOCRITES!

remember when the 360 version of GTA IV running 720p and the PS3 version running 640p? and then RDR having a slight advantage on the 360 over PS3? the bashing and taunting the PS3 got was ridiculous! over what...80 horizontal lines?? in terms of pixel count, it was a bit over 25% in favor of the 360! but now, the difference is around 56% (at higher fps to boot) in BF4 and 125% in CoD:Ghost, and suddenly it doesn't matter? GTFO with your bias!

Sessler should be a gamer first and a journalist! he can have preferences or be a fanboy of a certain console at heart for all I care but blatantly showing it to the public while trying to appear as "neutral" is a DUMB move! he had just thrown all the credibility he had left (if there was any) out of the window!

ArmrdChaos936d ago

This thread is amusing as hell. It has thesis paper written all over it.

memots936d ago

I refused to believe he was bias, But its started to show in the pass couple years , And its more and more evident now. It sucks cause i used to like the guy.

Death936d ago

Not to correct anyone while they are on a roll, but it isn't 720 vs 1080. It's upscaled 1080p vs native 1080p. The Xbox One and PS4 have a hardware upscaler that outputs all games to 1080p. So the question become how many people can tell the difference between native 1080p and upscaled 1080p?

Dee_91936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

@heavy
I wouldn't call a person that changes their perspective over time a hypocrite because everyday we learn something new and have miniature epiphanies.But I assume ( since I didn't watch the video nor do I personally care about this), he didn't clarify his reasonings for his change of heart, and if so I assume he will clarify sooner than later.I believe people are taking this 720p vs 1080p too serious ,and too far with these hypothetical situations such gimped games, and a more expensive machine with lesser specs.. umm PC have been in the same situation with consoles for the past decade and its thriving, aside from the occasional later release date.So PS4 will be just fine.
Don't get me wrong I completely understand the backlash gamers are giving these sites for downplaying and not actually explaining the differences and why 1 is better than the other, and I think its more than justified.But this thing with sessler seems a bit premature

H0RSE936d ago

For all the "less for more" or similar remarks, concerning the price of the xbox, all your claims are inaccurate.

The increased price of the xbox has nothing to do with the inclusion of superior hardware, nor does it have anything to do with a promise of or claim of such. The xbox costs more, beecause you are physically getting more - The Kinect, as well as the HDMI-in port, which regardless how insignificant you may find it, is going to drive up the initial cost. The price has nothing to do with graphics/processing power.

All of you need to just stop with "less for more" comments, since they are completely off base. The fact is, the xbox is a case of "more for more." You pay more because you physically get more.

LeCreuset935d ago

WeBeBlazing:

"I truthfully don't care about the res situation maybe because the told everyone they was investing in Kinect. obviously your going to take a hit somewhere.

"and I find it crazy that people gamers on this site saying if someone but xbone their dumb."

Further down in the comments section...

XGamer:

"I understand out of the gate Xbox One bas a difficullt eram fo program with, however and nobody can deny yes ps4 bas better resololution, close frame rates, But how do you describe why Xbox One graphics are better tban ps4? Take off the fanboy goggles bc they are clearly better richer more vibrant and DETAILED. So yea upscaled 1080p is fine especially when it looks better"

Now do you get it?

clouds5935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

@Army_of_darkness:

No offense, but that is exactly why console gamers shouldn't really care about stuff like resolution when they have no idea how gaming systems work. Resolution was the least of the devs problems with last gen.
The biggest limiting factor was RAM. That's where the new gen has obviously improved most.

A console is a BUDGET system that tries to be as cheap as possible, sacrificing performance for prize. You get what you get. If you do care about resolution and want the best graphics possible you can get, then you have to invest a bit more in your system (not much more, but more) and get a decent PC.

The PS4 has extremly good price/performance ratio and so does the XB1, but the problem is, they bundle Kinect which pushes the price.
No one is forcing you to get either of them, if they don't offer what you're looking for you know ;)

nukeitall935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

@gerbil:

"everytime the numbers confuse me I think about my 1st grade teacher and remember 4 is a bigger number than 1 and it all makes sense again"

How about I give you a 200 cents, and you give me back a 100 dollars?

Surely 200 is larger than 100, so I'm doing you a favor.

=D

Gekko36935d ago

@xHeavYx

I expect that based on your stance on the subject, you will never play a game that is not 1080p and 60fps?

Buzz7S935d ago

Your "1st grade teacher" forgot to teach you about capital letters and full stops.

deepio935d ago

Not that I am disputing that there is a difference (in fact I am quite worried about the XBO), but I wonder how many people actually sit close enough to the TVs to notice the difference between 720p and 1080p...

http://www.digitaltrends.co...

Boody-Bandit935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

H0RSE

"The Kinect, as well as the HDMI-in port, which regardless how insignificant you may find it, is going to drive up the initial cost."

That's exactly the point. Most core MS fans don't care about Kinect. Nearly every 360 gamer I know that tried it all had the same response. I was bored with it after a couple times using it.

The HDMI input is only for those that will use it as a to control their sat or cable receivers. That's useless for an HT enthusiast like myself. IMO MS is 2 years (plus) late to the party to offer this feature. This ALL in one box is mostly targeted toward NA where the TV audience is dropping off. Most of the younger crowd watch movies, sports, etc on smart phones and tablets on the go.

There is practically next to nothing MS is offering (other than gaming) with the XBOX ONE that can't be done on smart phones, smart TV's, laptops, tablets, PC's, etc. Even voice and camera controls exist on the tech I listed.

I have the ability to change channels with my Samsung Note III using voice controls using a DirecTv app. My Samsung smart displays have voice and camera controls. Like with Kinect that was cute for a day. I just grab my universal remote to control my displays, sat box and sound system. Hell my remote controls the lighten and ceiling fans in my home. Do that with an X1.

MS basically is given up resources for this all in one box that most of the core audience, as with Kinect, could care less about it.

If they want to implement these features? Fine
Just don't do it at the expense of not giving your core audience the best gaming experience you can possibly deliver. Especially if it's going to drive up cost. They aren't doing that. The XBOX ONE has been gimped to implement these features because MS is once again chasing after a different audience other than just the core gamers.

What ever floats their boat. I'm a core gamer, as is most 360 and PS3 consumers I know. I don't use my gaming consoles for anything but gaming. I want the best gaming experience I can get. MS isn't offering me that this time around. They can chase after a different audience. CIAO, it's been real. I packed up my bags and going to the land of Sony.

At it's core, a gaming console, MS is offering less power for more money. Good luck with that. So far it appears only their extreme hardcore fanbase, mostly the COD and Halo crowd, doesn't have a problem with that. I myself have gamed more on MS hardware over the past decade plus that any other hardware. Not anymore. I wont be made a fool a 3rd time.

LeCreuset935d ago

@Brutallyhonest

+Well Said.

You just captured what this whole console war is about. The Xbox side just does not want to accept the truth of what you said: The Xbox 1 was built as an entertainment system at the expense of its gaming capabilities. That's why it is the higher priced tech but outperformed by PS4. They sacrificed the gaming for a bunch of features that really aren't worth it. If Kinect 2 were as vital as they claim, MS wouldn't have to force it upon anyone that wants an XB1 by including it with every console. It would be able to sell on its own merits.

devwan935d ago

@Nick_515

"I don't care what anyone says"

You mean LALALALA fingers are in your ears? Interesting...

"but it's obvious Adam has been trying to balance things lately"

Balance? That word again! Which balance would that be, the xbone's ossum balance or his bank balance we're talking about now?

http://i.minus.com/ibtxfEV5...

IcicleTrepan935d ago

Did your first grade teacher also teach you to compare product names with numbers in them using mathematical operators in order to decide what to buy?

Seriously, we all know the PS4 is more powerful, but not for this stupid reason. What's printed on the box doesn't really matter. What's in the box is what counts.

MikeGdaGod935d ago

if the you can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, and resolution doesn't matter....why spend more money on 1080p tv??? why not just get a cheaper 720p tv???

UltimateMaster935d ago

The only controversial thing in there is in his comments is that he's contradicting himself every time. XD

Come on people, he gave a 2/5 score for FF7 CC, which was one the best PSP game ever.

If that's the case, I'll just go full blown retarded fanboy-like Sessler and say Gears of War and Halo are -3/10.
Completely stupid, isn't it? Yet that what he does day in and day out.

Chrisgamerguy935d ago

Ok so if they naked it xbox 5 instead then it would be better than the ps4... Wow

H0RSE935d ago

@Brutallyhonest

“That's exactly the point. Most core MS fans don't care about Kinect. Nearly every 360 gamer I know that tried it all had the same response. I was bored with it after a couple times using it.

- This is irrelevant. Do you watch every single channel on your TV? I ask, because if you want your cable package, it has to come with all those extra channels – it’s known as a “packaged deal,” and even expensive purchases such as cars, deal with them, like the need to get Sirius radio if you want the car – this isn’t a new concept.

You may not agree it with it, but it really doesn’t matter if you or your friend’s or even the core audience cares for Kinect or not. It may be a gaming console, but it is still a consumer product available to the masses at retail stores - If you don’t like it, don’t buy it, same goes for the cable and car examples. If you are implying that players are going to let the inclusion of the Kinect keep them from buying the console, then the way I see it, they didn’t really want one that bad anyway. Again, same logic applies to the other examples.

Also, you experience/opinion with Kinect 1.0 on 360, is a bit unfair. Kinect on 360 came years after the console launched. Kinect on X1, in addition to having many design improvements, was designed hand-in-and with the console, so instead of feeling just like an optional peripheral, it is more likely to feel like an extension they system.

“The HDMI input is only for those that will use it as a to control their sat or cable receivers.”

- This is false. It has already been stated that you can plug a 360 and/or a PS4 into it. Technically you could plug everything into a/v receiver, (Xbox 360, PS4, Cable Box, Wii U, PC, etc.) and plug that into your Xbox One. The HDMI-in really is an ingenious design decision.

“…This ALL in one box is mostly targeted toward NA where the TV audience is dropping off. Most of the younger crowd watch movies, sports, etc on smart phones and tablets on the go. “

- Define “younger,” because the average gamer age is 30-35. Also, the TV integration isn’t designed to replace those other mediums, but rather add convenience/functionality to the xbox. Yeah, I can watch TV on those devices, but can I play my games on the same device, and seamlessly switch between them? Downplay it all you like, the feature will get used.

(cont)

H0RSE935d ago

(cont)

“There is practically next to nothing MS is offering (other than gaming) with the XBOX ONE that can't be done on smart phones, smart TV's, laptops, tablets, PC's, etc. Even voice and camera controls exist on the tech I listed.”

- There’s next to nothing that either console is offering that can’t be done on other devices. What’s your point? I don’t think most people buy a console to replace their phone, or their tablet or even their PC. They buy a console despite already owning all of these.

“MS basically is given up resources for this all in one box that most of the core audience, as with Kinect, could care less about it….The XBOX ONE has been gimped to implement these features because MS is once again chasing after a different audience other than just the core gamers.”

- Although your statement has validity, the core audience isn’t the majority, and since MS is running a business, well… I’ve been gaming for over 25 yrs. and I don’t feel shafted by MS, and don’t even say. “well, you should,” because you don’t get to tell me how I should feel. I understand that the gaming industry is a business, and I don’t expect MS or Sony or Nintendo to create products that only cater to my needs or gaming enthusiasts like myself. I’m not self righteous enough to exclaim that only the need of the core or “hardcore” players should be addressed, and everyone else need not apply.

Gaming used to be a niche medium where the core audience logic was more relevant, but not anymore. It’s gone mainstream, and as a result, the business model has changed. Even the blessed Sony isn’t offering strictly a gaming console. Hell, even a lot of the core gamers have changed, since many of them have grown up.

“At it's core, a gaming console, MS is offering less power for more money.”

- Technically, they are offering less power for the same money. The added cost is due to the features I originally mentioned. Remove them, you have an equally priced system. You cannot ignore this fact. If Sony included the PSeye, their system would be more expensive also. The fact that the PS4 is sporting more powerful hardware, is largely coincidental. Yes, the X1 costs more than the PS4, but the claim of “less power for more money” is disingenuous.

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robtion936d ago

@allformats: Well said. I concur.

gedden7936d ago

WOW that was powerful!!!!

jmac53936d ago

Bubbles to you good sir!

McScroggz936d ago

Adam wants next-gen gameplay, which is admirable, but right now people are trying to make a decision on what console to get now. Sure, if you (like Adam) want to wait until there is a game or two exclusive to one console that has truly innovative gameplay then by all means do that. In the meantime though, don't downplay the significance of visual/technical superiority of one console as a valid reason to purchase said console.

aceitman936d ago

maybe he got a free xboxone. lol.

cleft5936d ago

Very well said. Personally, I stopped trusting anything Adam Sessler said after the God of War: Ascension comments about the player getting Trophies for beating up a woman. I played that game unpatched and turned out that the trophy you got had nothing to do with Kratos actions at all. Sessler and a lot of other liars and hypocrites in the game media has had this coming for a long time now.

ninjagoat936d ago

@Allformats Bubble up for being on point.

lilbrat23936d ago

I never liked him or care for his opinion he has always been in MS pocket. So unless he can be an unbiased gaming journalist he is unimportant to me.

GenericNameHere936d ago (Edited 936d ago )

Insane jurnliz like that wacky Adam "Sony didn't give me a free PS4 so I will cry about it on Twitter by saying it will ruin my life and I'll have to get another job" Sessler saying framerate and resolution don't matter?

Bayonetta PS3 looks and plays exactly like Bayonetta 360 confirmed! Thanks, Adam Sessler, and your wise insight on vidergaemz performance!

madpuppy936d ago

Bravo, I couldn't have said it better myself! rest assured that there will be an angry tirade from Sessler about "fanboys" disparaging his "good" name and "unbiased" opinions.

I think he stepped a little too far into the Shill cesspool to avoid getting dirty anymore.

solar936d ago

but all i have read here is how console gamers only care about gameplay not graphics. but all you mates seen to tout is graphics.

gamer7804936d ago

if you look at what he said in his comments after e3, he is actually downplaying resolution, just saying oh sure the new consoles should be running 1080/60 resolution, but that doesn't matter, bring some new gameplay to the table as a result of these new consoles, not just better resolutions, cause that is what matters.

In his new video he is actually doing the same thing, just from a different angle, saying resolution is not what should interest people, its what new experiences do these games bring, and to keep the fanboyism out of it.

solar936d ago

Sony Extremists cried when X-Play gave KZ:2 a 5/5. i dont own an Xbox, a Xbox 360 or will own a Xbox One. so dont call me a fanboy. i dont care about that console. all i know is what i read of the Extremists on this sight.

solidjun5936d ago

As a PC extremist, why are you here? Just go to some PC forum and whine there.

kenshiro100936d ago

You so called PC elitists make PC gamers look bad. Get off your high horse.

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guitarded77936d ago

@ allformats

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Seriously, EPIC comment. Best thing I've ever seen on n4g. Enjoy the bubs... you earned it today.

VampHuntD936d ago

This is the best comment I have ever read on N4G. Hands down. The Best. Wow.

Soc5936d ago

Exactly! Extra power can also give you the ability to add more immersive and creative gameplay "experiences"
not just higher resolution. Better AI etc. Of course you need a team with the talent and creativity to achieve that, that is the most important thing. And I'm willing to bet any creative team would rather have more power rather than less to create a game that realizes their vision so yes it is important. Adam should know that rather than downplaying the issue.

kenshiro100936d ago

Logic not making logical sense as usual.

solidjun5935d ago

Does he ever? He complains about people complaining. Then he makes crazy statements.