The user interface is a huge improvement over the 360, and Kinect now works well, but Microsoft's latest games console is playing catchup against Sony's PlayStation 4.
http://i.imgur.com/ztFfCZb.... http://i.imgur.com/4UUuTMp.... The taste of greatness
lol guess you could say the cat is out of the bag.
Ryse is the only good looking game on xbone so far. Everything else looks like 360 quality.
I agree. Ryse looks freaking sweet but I wonder how many of those screens are bullshots from cut scenes.
The underdog or the cat king?
This reminds me of that Kanye thing LOL http://s23.postimg.org/ikqx... Yeah, you're good, but PS4 is better.
I respect anyone that goes with the Xbox One as their console of choice, but the reality is that right now Microsoft is playing catch up to Sony in almost every regard. With that said, there are a lot of great reasons to get a Xbox One, but that doesn't change the reality of the situation and people that can only afford one console or planning on just owning one console need to keep this reality in mind.
@above Whats happening with the DLC?
Yes, please explain the doc rape.
Also Ryse has micro transactions, I think we know what Microsoft's plan is. I'm not a fan of games being broken into pieces and day one DLC, leave that to Capcom.
Oh dear, you really need to step back a bit dude, the only thing ps4 is leading is horsepower nothing more.
TBH who cares as long as you enjoy the games? My sticking point in all honesty is the price not the resolution.
Me owning both systems, I can honestly say I'm liking the ps4 better than the one....so far.
Lmao WTF!! That was hilariously unexpected.
Biased article is biased. The PS4 can't do half the stuff Xbox One does. How is it the Underdog? Ultimately it comes down to preference. If you like Microsoft IP's and want a Console that can do much more than just gaming. And like Microsoft's vision with the Kinect. Get an Xbox One. If you're a Core gamer and Like Sony's IPs. And just want a console that can game. And you care about a few extra pixels, Get a PS4. It's not that hard guys. There is no bad choice!
There's like one thing the XB1 can do that the PS4 can't, and that's control your TV. Now, granted, the XB1 can do a lot of things BETTER, but they're all media-related. However, as a gaming console, the PS4 wipes the floor with the XB1. And, on a site called News 4 Gamers, that's probably more important. I hear that over on News 4 Multimedia Box Lovers they all say the XB1 is better. Maybe you should join that site instead?
xbox, play ps4 the better console
Couldn't agree more, it is certainly the underdog at the moment. I see that as a good thing, Microsoft will have to keep pushing to stay in the game.
Yea and the crazy part is they made themselves underdogs with all that DRM crap. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't have a problem with xbox.That trust is pretty much gone.For me anyways
interesting to see mainstream media say this
"rocket science level stuff" folks lol comical
Five. Billion. Transistors.
What is expected at E3? GAMES. GAMES. GAMES.
Serious question being asked politely, very curious~ Would you take console reviews from a national news agency or from established gaming news sites online? I see the former which covers experienced journalism in accordance to rules and regulations. The latter are those with industry experience, better insider-knowledge but often questionable validity.
With sites like polygon and alike can you blame gamers when the people who are supposed to be unbiased industry professionals seem to be pushing their agendas
Hit nail on head it's sites like polygon and certain people on this site and real life makes me want to get ps4 more becauSe they are idiots I don't want to play with. Since 06 ms become a#s holes a army of a#s holes followed, before could not care what console I played I did start gaming on Nintendo and Sega then ps1/2 also the first online console I got was Xbox loved wolfenstine loved rainbow and I wish I could go back to them days they was much better also enjoyed halo 1/2 2 before hackers, remember the getting out of the map and super jump days on halo 2 and noob combo also the flying with sword across map and NO SCOPE haha but then all died down when ps 3 release people like webby317, the Mart and others just become hostile that was it for ms people make em look like a#s holes so I stuck with Sony and yes Sony can be the same but I also enjoy what they offer now.
National news sites are what the general public will see so I find that more interesting.
National news sites are often worthless. Yeah they get the audience, but they don't understand gaming. They don't know what makes these good. Plus with national sites, anything that doesn't have an Apple slapped on the back is auto degraded. The only issue with the second (actual gaming sites) is that you need to realize what you are reading. Do they normally show bias? Yes, then you should probably trust someone else. If you find one that normally agrees with your opinions, its best to somewhat believe them.
I personally NEVER take reviews/opinions from gaming journalists at established gaming sites seriously. game journalists imho should be there to cover news, ask tough questions etc. and that's it. they've proved themselves to lack credibility so they've effectively stripped themselves of the right to offer opinion. the problem is that even when they do journalistically (is that a word?) report on news (facts!) they tend to do so with bias, and like you said have questionable validity, which is a shame.
Neither? I've always felt like consoles are decided by what games they get. Like if you absolutely must play Dead Rising 3, then you need an Xbox One. End of the story. The same is true for Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Uncharted or whatever game you want. So with this being said, I've never really understood the concept of reviewing the console. Especially one that will change vastly over the next couple of years. With that stuff aside, there really isn't a right or wrong answer. No matter which direction you go, there is going to be some pitfall that lowers creditability. Like a journalist can do a lot of research, but you're probably not going to find many sources that will be able to.... Take apart both systems. Map out all the specs and how they work. Look at the OS. Determine which one makes better use of the specs at hand. Then finally have "factual" proof of which console is more powerful. Like the Xbox One might be weaker, but the OS might run better. It's also possible the PS4 is stronger and the OS is more efficient, so the Xbox One can't keep up. Regardless of where the reality actually is, it also boils down to what developers choose to do. Nintendo proved with Mario that amazing things were possible on the Wii and games like The Last of Us prove a lot more could have been accomplished on the PS3 (I don't play Xbox side, so I don't have an xbox example. Sorry). We also know that a lot of things will change over the course of the hardware, so no matter how well researched the review actually is, it could change in an instance. This is why people don't buy fighting game guide books. One update and everything could be different. When it comes to gaming news sites, we typically see more passionate people speaking from experience. There typically isn't as much research, but you don't need a lot of research to do these reviews and the gaming side knows what people want to know. In the end, one is not better than the other. Because when it's all said and done, people will buy systems based off what they want to play, what their friends buy and what they feel is important. For some that might be Sony, others Xbox and I suppose it's also entirely possible to have someone swayed for the Wii U.
IMO, ALL console launch reviews are worthless to me. At this point in time PS4 and XB1 are just a couple of empty boxes with last gen multi plats with a slight upgrade and exclusives that were rushed out to meet launch release. It is impossible to judge a console by its launch, not even its first year. Way too many changes happen during a console generation to make even an educated guess. Last gen proves this ten fold.
But if I had to choose it would be an established gaming site that i usually agree with.
I personally like to hear the reviews. But, it won't change my mind on what system I want. Make a decision on what YOU like, not others.
Get out of here...whatever, why is guardian doing a review of a gaming console at all? That's like Rolling Stone or New York times....seriously a media form that's no longer valid trying to grade one that is?
The Guardian is no longer valid? Are you drunk? The Guardian broke the Edward Snowden story with all the leaks about the N.S.A. and you call them no longer valid?
The guardian covers gaming pretty well - Its an integral part of their media reviews. (Generally pretty sensible with game reviews too!)
The Guardian has long been the UK's most gaming friendly mainstream media.
I prefer the PS over the Xbox because I know PS will have more games that I WANT vs the xbox. Having said that, the xbox IMO has a better launch of games and features. We can only see a general trend 2>3 years from now. Ppl should really just focus on the games they want vs this console is better than that console because they think its better.
Im in a sad place atm. I like the ps4 hardware specs better, but the xbox games better, and hate paid online on both of them. Think ill just sit this out for a while and let the dust settle.
Just spent nearly my entire day with my buddie's Playstation 4. Seriously, what's the hype? Media needs to stop chatting like it was as big of a step up in the next-gen world as the PS3 was to the PS2. Save your money. So far, UI and a couple of cute graphics changed in my experience on the 'leap' from PS3 to PS4, surely nothing worth the money. Not saying the Xbox One has a HUGE difference, but at least M$ has something different and new going on for them. EDIT: lol @ dislikes
Agree with most of what you said. Give next gen systems 1-3 years until you see some big performance gains.
Or March 2014. Infamous.
Wow. Four disagrees already and I only clicked when you had zero. Why don't you read this: http://n4g.com/news/1397875... Basically says that there is unused potential for the PS4 and not all of the features are being used to their full extent. Which is not bad at all. The PS3 had a LOT of potential when it was released and games are still being made for it. The PS4 might have a small line-up of games and they might not look "groundbreaking" (at least to you), but it was the same for the PS3 as well. I'd give the PS4 maybe a year, and then you'll see many more games being developed and already released for itm as well as more developers utilizing the power of the system. Naughty Dog already has another Uncharted game coming to PS4, so that's enough to keep me anticipated. @below -already saving my money or a PS4 and waiting till everything calms down. I don't think I'll have a PS4 by mid next year or maybe even later than that. And I do agree with you on that to an extent.
I'm not saying that the Xbox One will be perfect at launch either, i'm saying that it's best to save your money until the media hype cools down a little, updates settle, and more games are released. Hell, maybe even a little sale happens and you can get it for less. My comment was more directed at the media, blogs, reviews etc over-glorifying the consoles already when in reality, they're not a huge upgrade from the current-gens we have in our houses right now.
Just because you are suckered by the shiny gimmicks, don't believe we should all be so easily influenced. Many of us want a games console .
I'll say on my first day of using it, I was lukewarm at best, but now that have been using it for a week , I can't put it down, my sleeping average went way down. It grew on me , using the vita , companion app, stuff like twitch that had no appeal to are so well integrated that I find myself taking break on this while having lunch, just found out that my turtle beach x41 will work 100% on it with the x360 cord attached to the ds4 game pad, I loaded my ps3 to start a bunch of downloads and I can tell you , The ps4 is a big jump. I really wish all my ps3 content would work on the Ps4 such a nicer environment
What is this "new and different" you speak of?
Microsoft focused more on tv entertainment and cheap hardware parts than quality/gaming, and now its hurting them. I have a cable box,Dvr,pc,and ps4 eye camera,whats the point of getting a x-bone lol,maybe if i want to play games at 720P and games with no controller lmao.
Ps4 and One are tied for 1million in sales. Not sure wut demented world u live in, but thats a record for both companies and neither is "hurting".
wow good review
I honestly feel bad for the xbox brand. The amount of money they are putting into marketing is ridiculous! They wont make that money back lol 100 on the r&d of the controller alone?! Give me a break
Will have mine tomorrow. I'm expecting some great things from it
Damn straight...in terms of power but i can see it selling like big black clunky hot cakes! cause like COD or a micheal bay movie most people will except sub par shiny shit.
Ive played my xbox 360 more because of better multiplats and only used my ps3 for mostly exclusives. Now things are different, after watching digital foundries comparsions and some other wed sites literally every mulitplat is better on ps4. People saying, "Im not buying the ps4 until good games come out" is stupid. Even without good exclusives(which im sure it will get in the future)I still recommend buying it because of the better multiplats. I mean look at the xbox360 it had little to no good exclusives all year but still play more because of this reason.
dlc rape is releasing half games and making customers pay for dlc to make it complete.. forza 5 for example 14 tracks and 200 cars lots of features removed from other game versions and to have a complete game you have to buy a season pass of 50 dollars. ki you get six characters to start and must buy 20 dollar dlc packs for more characters... oh hell no
I think what happened to ms was more than just the backlash to the DRM, this was years in the making. Microsoft thought they could only cater to gamers at the beginning of each console generation and then turn their focus to other markets leaving the gamers to scrape for what little gaming experiences they threw their way. in fact that seems to be the strategy they had envisioned for the xbone as well, with all the focus on "media hub" functionality, its almost Crystal clear that they were hoping to switch to casuals and applications once again as soon as gamers adopted their console. This time around though, they were in for a rude awakening when gamers got pissed off when they announced their console without any games and instead focused exclusively on casuals and why they should own this "gaming" console. At least now, MS has some real hard thinking to do. Either they will decide to go back to the fundamentals that got the first xbox to gain a footing or else they can pack it up and sell xbox like some MS insiders are suggesting.
Truth is, we want them close and fighting though. Consumers gain the most from that. We get better prices, bettef games and better service. We should even want Wii U to shift some units , despite is poor design.
Eh, ultimately the X1 will receive its killer apps like Titanfall, Halo 5, Fable Legends etc. The PS4 will continue to put out quality exclusives which IMO are better than MS's simply cause they're diverse and are not bought lol. But both consoles will be great and make tons of money, I dont expect much to change this gen except the console race will be close the whole way through.
No kidding-- that thing is HEAVY! Just got mine a couple of minutes ago & that was my first impression of the Xbox One-- I could literally feel the handles of the plastic bag stretching out while I was carrying it to my truck.
I'm getting both consoles but picked up my xbox one, I'm happy, Forza 5 and Battlefield look great, I couldn't give a crap about this fanboy stuff, it's down to own choice, I've played kill zone on PS4 and it ain't anything to brag about to be honest but I still want to get it when I get my PS4 and play it through, just enjoy what your getting
I think it's a fair review - highlights the main points that most of us were thinking. But I only ever buy one console, and this time round is PS4.
How is having better launch games being an underdog?? Not to talk about superior UI....so absurd!
It is good to that all of journalism is 'seeing' what these consoles are about. Yes, there might be an element of follow the leader in appraisal or critizism of each console, the negativity about the XB1 might be the same as the mostly unfounded negativity that was about the PS3 at the start, but I think that they have it right with these consoles. The PS4 is undoubtably better. Simple, really.