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AAG Podcast Ep 21 - Xbox One and PS4 are just as powerful as eachother

Paul from All Age Gaming writes "This week on the All Age Gaming Podcast we cover the latest video game news including Call of Duty and its supposed $1 billion dollars in sales, plus we take a look at the new Xbox One dashboard and Kinect 2.0. Also, we have a great round table discussion about 1080p vs 720p and the whole resolutiongate debacle. Also on the show, plenty of game reviews, upcoming games, reader mail and more. You don’t want to miss it". (Call of Duty: Ghosts, F1 2013, PS3, PS4, The Wonderful 101, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

neocores  +   317d ago
Alright then let play in 480 fuk it right
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MRMagoo123  +   317d ago | Well said
Hmmmmm they "prove" the consoles are just as powerful as each other yet the FACT is the ps4 is more powerful i wonder how they manage that, and if i remember correctly isnt this the same biased guy from the last sh!tty podcast where they down play all the Xbone negatives then went on about the PS4 not playing MP3 at launch as if it was a big thing.

Another waste of time thanks.
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Games_R_Us  +   317d ago
Tell you what Mr Magoo. I actually run two shows for two different sites. DJ is my site, where we focus on Xbox, its our preference there. AAG is the other site I work for and produce their show for. We are multi plat there. We love gaming and we love all systems, some of our preferences are XBox, some are Nintendo, some are Sony, we are diverse and cover all consoles.

Nice of you to share such a disrespectful opinion. The whole debate is not about winning a game at numbers mate, pixels comparisons and resolution suck. Even go an watch the Angry gamers latest video. Gaming is something we should all enjoy and not try and convince others of what to get.

I'm calling you out Mr Magoo. If you got Skype and a headset, lets have you on the show and lets hear your side of the story. Lets put you on the air. We do it all the time with our guests, happy to have you on for a professional and proper discussion on these topics.

Are you game? Send me a PM if your keen, otherwise stop flapping your chops if your not prepared to go on air to back it up.
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iamnsuperman  +   317d ago
You can call him out all you like but you are opening up yourself to ridicule with a title like this. We all know the PS4 is more powerful(Microsoft acknowledged this straight after E3 when they started playing the software game over the power game. Hell the only power game they played was the cloud power game which soon faded out of the PR strategy).

It is a pet peeve of mine to just have a blatantly wrong title (which is what you have done). Better titles could be "does it matter", "it's always been about games not power"..... because they better reflect what is actually going on not X is as powerful as Y because it isn't
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cyclindk  +   317d ago
Just touch on one aspect, pixel counting itself IS ridiculous, but TWICE the number of pixels is no small thing, not to mention what it implies overall about the possibilities with future titles. If one cannot see that far into the future, it's very shortsighted.

And it isnt simply gamers, the developers and very nearly every other credible source is indicating the same thing. I am not saying anyone should NOT enjoy one console over another, but rather, why ignore facts? It shouldn't be a slight against anyone because one console performs differently than another, but it really tends to sound that way when certain aspects are so obviously downplayed, as if some personal offense has been taken and must then be defended against.
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ShinMaster  +   317d ago
You're free to like whatever you want.

But at least be honest about it. So the PS4 is more powerful. Ok get over it.
Games like COD ran at higher resolution on 360 than PS3. We didn't have all this constant damage control over it. Instead of downplaying the facts, come to terms with them and continue liking whichever console it is you like.

You said DJ was Xbox focused and AAG was multiplatform, yet both of these podcasts seem Xbox focused. Talk about obvious bias.
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ziggurcat  +   317d ago
your stated bias towards xbox renders your power comparison moot.
1080pgamer  +   317d ago
@Paul B

*Checks comment history*

Trolls will troll.
edonus  +   317d ago
@cyclindk
Your post just shows the ignorance and corruption of information on the internet and the lengths the Sony supporters will go to to try and justify the Ps4 being more powerful.

If you want to count pixels lets.
the reality is with the Ps4 you are not getting twice as many pixels on screen and that where pixels do their work. Look a 1080p image consists of 2073600 pixels. An image 720p upscaled to 1080p has guess what 2073600 pixels. This is all fact and un debatable.

Now the difference comes in at the control of those pixels. And this is where your information sources have failed you. After upscaling the difference between the 1080p and 720p upscaled to 1080p could be between 0-400k unique pixels (not more) and they will be concentrated around places with high contrast like distant lines. So the biggest benefit is just less jaggies in very complex scenes.
I wish I had more bubbles to respond so I have to assume your rebuttal would be 1080p is better and take more power. Yes that is true but there is a difference between working hard and working smart.
We have tons of articles on resolution on the internet but none talking about how an image is built and upscaling. i wont go through the full thing now but I'll say this. You can get pretty much the same results upscaling right now because these games arent being made with the fidelity that 1080p would benefit. We are talking low poly counts old lighting engines and effects. 1080p is actually a waste right now and the reason upscaled 720p can look just as good if not better in some cases.
This gen hasnt started yet and the game engines arent created to use the new resources available. When the new engines get tweaked and finalized these consoles will really sing. these sites havent educated you on what this stuff really is.
The information on the internet has been a cluster F^%K. You got devs acting like fanboys and unprofessional. Grading un finalized HW running old engines using old techniques. There is so much new stuff they havent even touched yet especially with the X1. HAs any of your sources said how they could use or did use the Move engines in the X1.... yeah thought not and the cloud compute. Oh but thats fake though...right? must have been 8+ billion dollars of monopoly money in the Azure network. I guess all of those demos Nvudia did from like 3 years ago using cloud computing for games was staged so MS can use it as an example today. Oh not to mention the devs hat have actually started using it and what they say. But you will say that some one else is ignoring facts.

At this point sony has shown nothing that says their system is more powerful. Easier to program for last gen engines sound more real. And dont use there stuttering version of COD as proof. The game is clearly not balanced right... but they did get to 1080p.
Sorry long but this is the system that we are under.
Kryptix  +   317d ago
@edonus

You're misinformed, outstretching the image doesn't magically create new pixels, it stretches it to fill in those empty pixels on your monitor.

"Sony supporters will go to to try and justify the Ps4 being more powerful."

"I have to assume your rebuttal would be 1080p is better and take more power. Yes that is true but there is a difference between working hard and working smart."

You contradicted yourself.

Now you know why you only have one bubble, you don't go with the facts and you're inconsistent with your comments.

"Look a 1080p image consists of 2073600 pixels. An image 720p upscaled to 1080p has guess what 2073600 pixels."

"After upscaling the difference between the 1080p and 720p upscaled to 1080p could be between 0-400k unique pixels (not more)"

You just contradicted yourself again, you said native 1080p has more unique pixels than upscaled 1080p. Why do you think native is better than upscaled? Those unique pixels, it makes the image have less jaggies.

Why do you keep agreeing with the benefit of outputting an image natively and then saying it's the same thing as upscaled.

That's the problem with Xbox fanboys, they see fact and find ways to downplay it.

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@PAUL B

Go talk to BlackBusterCritic from YT, he'll Skype you for an Xbox One argument and wreck you at the same time. I'm telling you, the PS4 holds more power, why do you think it can output at higher resolution natively? Well, check him out, he'll make room for you, he always does and never seen him lose an argument. But I suggest you save yourself the ridicule.
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jessupj  +   317d ago
I would love to have a civilized debate on your show. I'm being very serious.

I have a head set and skype. Ready to go whenever you are.

I must warm you though. I use facts and carefully thought out, logical arguments.
Gamingcapacity  +   317d ago
Why do people downplay the difference between 1080p and 720p. It's clear that the PS4 has a lot more power than the X1. At the moment the extra power is used to produce more pixels, that same spare power could be used in difference areas.

Say if a developer decides to make the game 720p and use that extra power instead for things like for more characters on screen, better particle effects etc.

My point is that while the extra power is being used for something like extra pixels, once the developers gets to grip with the hardware it could be used for things that directly improve gameplay and used more effectively to make games look better.

@Paul I haven't listened to your podcast but if you use a title like that you have to expect heat.
Ezz2013  +   317d ago
@paul B
look man
i get that you like xbox more and nothing wrong with that at all
but plz stop with :
"Xbox One and PS4 are just as powerful as eachother"

because every one know they don't have the same power
plz don't bring another console war here
i'm sooo tired of this already
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MysticStrummer  +   317d ago
@Paul - Who said you can't prefer whatever you want? The point is that PS4 is demonstrably more powerful than XB1. It's been in the specs for months and now it's on the screen. End of story. Like what you want, just don't lie when you want.

@ed - Another nonsensical rant for the books. Thanks for that. You're a true asset to N4G.
Battlefieldlover  +   317d ago
Your full of it and we all see/hear it. Nice try buddy.
Boody-Bandit  +   317d ago
"Another nonsensical rant for the books. Thanks for that. You're a true asset to N4G."

*pause for applause*
Well said on both fronts Mystic but the latter deserved applause.

Seriously some of you guys need to just stop. You want an X1 over a PS4? That's great. Enjoy. Have a blast. Just don't make nonsensical post trying to downplay the differences in direction, approach and most of all power between the PS4 and X1.

Once again MS chases after a different audience while Sony is focusing on their consumers that have been with them from jump.

This is new 4 gamers. Gaming should come 1st and that is exactly what Sony is doing. Oh but get this. Sony will offer most of the same features the X1 will have to offer but at a lower price point and more power. Explain why you want an X1 over the PS4.

Please don't tell me exclusives. At least Sony has common enough sense to allow their devs all the time they want to finish their product instead of rushing it out the door. If you can't see the Ryse, KI, DR3 and Forza 5 would've all been better served with more time in development you have to be blind or in denial.

I honestly believe MS had no plans of releasing the X1 this calendar year. Everything from their policies, restrictions, flip flops, discombobulated messaging, PR and line up of games points to "WE ARE NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME!"

Kid yourselves all you want but don't try and drag others into your delusions.
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gamer2013  +   316d ago
Yeah, there is no place for sensibility here. *sarcasm*
On another note keep up the good work keeping it real!
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cyclindk  +   317d ago
@edonus

Total psycho! I didn't say anything remotely fanbyoish, I stated, more or less, that people should simply look at facts...

JESUS

And just to note, this is not a nod in either direction, but 1080p is quite literally TWICE the number (natively) of pixels, i.e. twice the picture clarity, of 720p (native).
chrissx  +   317d ago
No they are not.
cyclindk  +   317d ago
Hmm i never looked at it from that perspective before, good point.

Ive made up my mind annnnnnd.... I concur with your argument.
Ezz2013  +   317d ago
Again with this?
Hicken  +   317d ago
They're hoping that if people keep saying it, it'll become true.
MRMagoo123  +   317d ago
Like i said above , its the same guy from that stupid joystick podcast, he is just trying to push his xbone agenda on ppl, the show is about as professional as the muppets but the mupppets make more sense. They dont even try to hide the bias.
MasterCornholio  +   317d ago
Like the developer from Activision said " I wouldn't agree with carmack"

There is a difference but how much of a difference is the real question. But so far the massive difference between some title in terms of resolution hints at the PS4 being more powerful than the Xbox One and its DGPU set up.

Lol I'm just kidding about the DGPU.

Nexus 7 2013
cyhm3112  +   317d ago
haha
christocolus  +   317d ago
lmao.....
mkis007  +   317d ago
Gonna have to deal with this kinda "info" until the games start flowing. Until then I say let these people have their fun. I just don't see how you can legitimately say 1.3tflops is the same as 1.8 tflops. There is no architectural barrier this time like there was with ps3.Meaning while ps4 power is theoretical, xbox1 power is just as theoretical.
Games_R_Us  +   317d ago
The title implies they are as powerful as eachother. Did I specify pixels? No, did I specify frame rate? No. The manor we were discussing these was all around balance, how all the components and experience works together. We feel that both are as powerful as each other in that regard. I have gone on record officially to say the PS4 has MORE brute technical power, GDDR5 is faster than GDDR3, we accept that, this is not something were ignoring from a technical point. The point of the discussion is to discuss all things that make a console great. Hence why, the excel in each of their own areas. Also, our objective is to discuss these news stories, not recruit people to camp MS. Our opinion is to buy all if you can and enjoy what all systems have to offer. Its what I did this gen, and what I'll do next gen too, just not all on day 1 lol cause I aint super rich.
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Flutterby  +   317d ago | Well said
I find it very easy to believe you aren't rich with podcast quality such as this, maybe try not being so biased and you will get more viewers which in turn will equal more money, people want and need more honest reviewers not biased people such as you make your self seem. Good luck with the show but all your podcasts are biased from the get go and every one can see that.
Games_R_Us  +   317d ago
Trust me, I've produced over 150 shows for many years and have a very large audience. This is just one of the many places we advertise the show and let me say no matter how objective you are, you get flamed by the SDF every week. Heck I even reviewed Beyond Two Souls last week and got flamed by Sony fans because I praised the game! What a joke. I learnt long ago you'll never please everyone so your best to do what you love and those who share the same opinion as you will support you and those who dont, will I guess simply move on. I cant hide my love for Xbox, its a great system. People forget that I also game on my PS3 & Wii U too, but if you say this PS3 game is good the xbox guys crack up here. If I say the Xbox games are good, the SDF loose the plot and if you mention anything about the Wii U in a positive way both the SDF and MS crew crack up. You cannot win. I understand your point Flutterby but unfortunately its not the case. People just look at the title and go spastic with comments. The titled is designed to entice people to listen. Thats it. Our show and all the other news, hard written reviews etc get no love and people just wanna flex their opinion on whats better. If anyone actually bothered to listen, we do say that people should get what makes them happy and play for the games, not the power. If your buying a console simply cause its got more power, you have no idea about gaming. There is so much more involved that pixels and resolution. The games interface, the dashboard, the online service, your friends, etc, the franchises you love are all valid reasons we try and tell people should influence their decisions.

Unfortunately everyone is missing that and its a damm shame. I cant wait till launch happens and is over, finally then we can get back to real gaming and all those other great things about the next generation. At least Im hopin...
Kryptix  +   317d ago
@Paul B

"I've produced over 150 shows for many years and have a very large audience."

That doesn't mean anything, Adam Sessler has done journalism since 1998 and look what happened to him and what he did. He blew up rumors like they were true, contradicted himself, and had hidden bias before he got fired from G4.

"I even reviewed Beyond Two Souls last week and got flamed by Sony fans because I praised the game!"

Yea...we both know that didn't happen. If you praise something other people praise, there's no way they'll flame you for it. I bet they weren't actually Sony fanboys, but Xbox fanboys thinking the game is garbage like they been doing here. You got things confused...

"There is so much more involved that pixels and resolution. The games interface, the dashboard, the online service, your friends, etc"

You obviously don't know what gaming is. The dashboard and online services weren't available over a decade ago. A clean interface doesn't make a game, the visuals, physics, and gameplay do. A game can have the ugliest interface you ever seen, even no interface/HUD at all like Resident Evil and still be a great game. Something tells me you started gaming when the 360 came out, because all that stuff you mentioned are extras and not part of the core experience.
Skizelli  +   316d ago
@Paul B

Fanboys can't grasp the fact that power means nothing, but the games are everything.

@Kryptix

"Adam Sessler has done journalism since 1998 and look what happened to him and what he did. He blew up rumors like they were true, contradicted himself, and had hidden bias before he got fired from G4."

How ironic. You basically just described a fanboy. That basically makes you a hypocrite, does it not? I mean, it's obvious you despise Microsoft. Honestly, who isn't a little biased here? It's okay to have preferences and opinions, so long as you're objective about them. I mainly game on the 360 because my friends are on there, but I still enjoy my PS3. Hell, I'm currently playing Onimusha on PS2.

Remember when all the Sony fanboys waved their banners, spouting how powerful the PS3 was over the Xbox 360? And yet most multiplats ended up being better on the 360. Then they stopped playing the power card because it didn't suit their argument anymore. PC games have supported higher resolutions than consoles for as long as I can remember, but the fanboys conveniently ignore that fact. It only matters now to suit your childish arguments again.

Man, I'm old enough to remember the Nintendo vs. Sega flame wars. Fanboys never change. It's the blind leading the blind. People need to shut up and play their games. Your opinions aren't going to change mine (and I say this as a person who's getting the PS4 first).
jessupj  +   317d ago
Thing is though Paul, greater power doesn't just equal prettier visuals. That's just one aspect of it.

The consoles are just a tool for the developers to create their visions. The more powerful the tool (console) the less restricted and more creative the developers can be. And the more creative the developers can be, the bigger and more complex game worlds and engines can be.

In short, greater power equals potential for better gameplay. It's a very simple and basic concept I'm learning about in my games course at uni.

Unfortunately this isn't going to show in multiplats. We'll get the same gameplay on the PS4, albeit just with better visuals.

But this will definitely show in exclusives. It's already showing in KZ and infamous. And just wait until Naughty Dog show their next game.

In no way, shape or form is the xbone just as powerful as the PS4. Not from a visual standpoint, not from a gameplay standpoint and not from a balance standpoint.

Does the xbone have advantages over the PS4? Absolutely. But I heavily prioritize games over apps and features, and apart from dedicated servers, the PS4 beats the xbone in every area to do with games.
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cyhm3112  +   317d ago
so glad to see someone on n4g have some brains and being honest, haha, I am really pleased. But unfortunately, a lot of them are suckers for xbone. This won't help the gaming industry.
Games_R_Us  +   317d ago
I get what your saying jessupj and not disagreeing. Its a balancing act for each console, right now, Sony's got the biggest engine, but how will it handle round corners and online etc? XB has advantages and so does Sony, absolutely. I guess its just which ones people put the most stock into that will drive their decision.

XB1 with correct use of ESRAM and Forza 5 is 1080p/60fps. Sure people say oh its one game, but its one game done right. End of the day devs make the call and hopefully we see devs catch up accross the board. I have no doubt in 12 months Xbox games will all reach this standard of 1080p native but it will take time.

Will it affect my decision, of course not. I plan to get both anyway, but I sure hope people see the other value in MS's XB1 as well, if not, what can we do. I said before, not here to convert people, just here to say what I enjoy and wanna game on. Thats XB1 for me for many reasons.
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THC CELL  +   317d ago
Greater power - not best of visuals let's talk about the last of us gfx was they was not the best like uncharted but ai wise wow
cyclindk  +   317d ago
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cyclindk  +   317d ago
I got it! Don't use the word POWAH!!!!! TADA!

How about, "they offer similar experiences," or "all in all, given each console's capabilities, they should both present the consumer with a relatively equal value in terms of entertainment."

No, you have to use a word that is almost EXCLUSIVELY used to refer to... visual fidelity.

Oh I think this V6 Mustang is as powerful as the same model V8... What I mean to say is they look virtually identical and can both get the driver from point A to point B....

True, but one will get you there faster, and THAT's, the POWER.

Nobody freaking says "power" and means all that other bull you just said, nobody, not Aussies, Americanadians, Japaners, Germanians or even Alaskans, that's right, not even them.
stuna1  +   317d ago
I really don't know much about your podcast, but just reading your comment is enough to turn people off from what you have to say! You refer to Sony supporters as the SDF, but in the same sentence refer to Microsoft fans as Xbox fans. You have basically stated you stance as far as a civil conversation is concerned! So of course you're going to get flamed, because you've generalized and singled out a specific group.
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Ghostbob  +   317d ago
when you talk about sony/ps4 it's like you all turn to ten year olds and xbox trolls.
NeoTribe  +   317d ago
Vote this trash out of here.
wishingW3L  +   317d ago
A 12 CUs GPU will never beat an 18 CUs GPU built on the same architecture. This is just silly. XB1 HW doesn't offer a single comparable aspect that would make it match the PS4 in any way. That's why all the multiplat launch titles run and look better on the PS4.

XB1 can't even do ALU without trading visual quality for performance because it only has 12 CUs. And ALU is very important because these consoles have extremely weak CPUs that need to be patched by the GPU's GPGPU. And 4 of the 18 CUs on the PS4 are dedicated to just that while having 2 more CUs (14) for render over the XB1's.

If we were talking about balance then it's obvious that the PS4's hardware is much better balanced.
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JunioRS101  +   317d ago
Oh, really??? Woooahh! I didn't even know!

Damn, so I guess they must have discovered some sort of paradigm in mathematics recently...

According to newly found mathematics:

1080 = 720 !!!

Can you guys believe that?? OMG I can't want to be 6'0 because I'm actually 5'8 !

This means that since I can walk 5mph, NOW I can really walk 100mph!!

Breaking news!!
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