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Sheldon Will Try to Choose Between PS4 and Xbox One in Tomorrow’s Big Bang Theory Episode

If you want to have a laugh on the console war and like The Big Bang Theory, then you're in for a treat tomorrow with the new episode The Indecision Amalgamation, that will see protagonist Sheldon take on one of the hardest decisions for a gamer. PS4 or Xbox One? (Culture)

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Yi-Long  +   141d ago
It's Sheldon: It will be a whole day of pondering and comparing, and in the end he'll be 'screw it, I'll just get a PC'... or 'Screw it, I'll just get both' :P

Can't wait to watch it :)
Snookies12  +   141d ago
So looking forward to this episode, I don't care which he picks. I'm sure it'll be entertaining either way. XD
Godmars290  +   141d ago
I'm sure everyone here will hear about it whether they watch or not.
Snookies12  +   141d ago
I don't get the hate for this show. I guess anything popular will be hated, lol. Their loss, I suppose.
chrismichaels04  +   141d ago
For the last few years, they always show Sheldon playing Halo night on xbox 360. Now hes thinking about getting a PS4 instead. Art imitating life? lol

All joking aside, this episode looks like its going to be pretty funny to watch. And on a major TV sitcom...its going to bring a lot of free advertisement to both the PS4 and Xone.
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Army_of_Darkness  +   141d ago
Guaranteed he will pick Xbone. After all, it's an American sitcom people ;-)
Bimkoblerutso  +   141d ago
@Snookies12

I hate it because it is yet another depiction of geeks as pathetic beta losers that need to be socially "saved" through booze and vagina exposure.

...not that I mind the show's success. People like what they like.
Snookies12  +   141d ago
@Bimkoblerutso - I've been a geek since the early days. When people who were gamers or liked computers were labeled as people who live in their mother's basement who can't get girlfriends.

I'm confident enough in myself that this sort of thing doesn't bother me. It's meant to be comedy, and that's all. If it were trying to be correct, it wouldn't be funny to watch a bunch of guys that are socially average like today's geeks/gamers are. It's playing out stereotypes, and it does it in a way that's both endearing and funny to those who are comfortable with it. Just like any other joke out there, they can be taken negatively or positively. There will always be something offending someone, no matter how big or small the issue actually is.
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Bimkoblerutso  +   141d ago
Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm not insecure. It's just that we have been watching this same depiction of geeks since the friggin 80's. It's WAY past redundant at this point.
SilentNegotiator  +   141d ago
Gee, I wonder what he will pick? It's not like the show name drops Halo all of the time.

Either way, I'm sure it will be unfunny like all of the other episodes.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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ShinMaster  +   141d ago
Depends if Microsoft is sponsoring the episode or not.
AceBlazer13  +   141d ago
Let's see American series so i'm guessing he'll choose xbone at the end like every other show.If American TV was anything to go buy you'd think PlayStation didn't even exist.Any i love theshow so i'll watch it regardless.
Gekko36  +   141d ago
It's a telly show, why would anyone care?... I just don't understand.

The Big Bang Theory is simple American humour, no offense to Americans on here, it's just basic humour like most American sitcoms are. If you want something different, try Phoenix Nights, Mrs Brown or The League of Gentlemen (not to be confused with that god awful film The league of Extraordinary Gentlemen).

OT: That said I love this program, all the references to Doctor Who are brilliant!. Personally I don't care what he picks.... because he's an actor... not real. LOL
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Hellsvacancy  +   141d ago
I've tried watching The Big Bang Theory many times, I couldn't get into it, I love silly humour, i'm a MASSIVE Trailer Park Boys fan

It's the audience laughter that kills it for me

I also like brown sauce and fried egg sandwiches, someone here won't
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zeee  +   141d ago
I think he'll choose bone. He likes to stay indoor and play those crappy kinect games.

Regardless, I love the guy!
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zeee  +   141d ago
If you are married then you owe it to yourself to watch Everybody Loves Raymond. Best show ever!!
darthv72  +   141d ago
I predict that no matter what he picks it will drive the sales of that system for a brief period of time.

Consumers are so impressionable, especially those who watch a very popular TV show.
optimus  +   140d ago
@SNOOKIES... what hate? it's the number 1 comedy in the country and "sheldon" won 2 emmy's for it as well as people's choice awards...what hate are you talking about??
optimus  +   140d ago
@shinmaster... i'm guessing it will be x1 only because microsoft does indeed sponsor several cbs shows already...hawaii 5-0, csi, and a few others.
Blacktric  +   140d ago
"I don't get the hate for this show. I guess anything popular will be hated, lol."

uheuheue I kno rite? BESPINGA! xD LOL WE'RE SUCH NERDZ!

Was that clear enough for you to make you understand why some people hate it?
frostypants  +   140d ago
@Bimkoblerutso, I was just about to post that people don't like it because they think it denigrates nerds. It really doesn't. It portrays nerds/geeks as normal human beings. I think that makes some nerds/geeks even more insecure somehow. Frankly a lot of real life nerds have FAR more issues than the ones on this show.
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UnHoly_One  +   140d ago
I hate it because it's not funny. Ever.
-Foxtrot  +   141d ago
Man I hate what this show has become, the first two seasons were the guys making fun of geek culture but now it's just them making fun of themselfs for being geeks.

I mean don't get me started on the over the top laughter track....watch it Youtube without the LT and you'll see just how funny it really is.

Sheldon is like nails on a chalkboard.
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JsonHenry  +   141d ago
Put a "real" man on the show and watch who becomes the favorite character quickly. Not every geek, in fact most I know, are not pencil thin dweebs. Most are also athletic and good with the ladies.
-Foxtrot  +   141d ago
I honestly don't get how this show is that popular I mean like I've said I watched the earier seasons but when they started to try to hard and make it into a typical sitcom by adding the girl "counter parts" for two of their characters it just went to crap.

I mean lets be honest if you lived with someone like Sheldon, you'd probably be arrested for murdering him after 2 weeks he's that annoying. I watched one once and he did something like pick an object up in the flat and the laughter track went WILD, I was like "Really? But he just picked something up"

Want an actually, funny geek show....watch the IT Crowd. Has a LT but not that bad to be honest

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Bathyj  +   141d ago
I'm still trying to work out why Two and a Half men just goes on forever while Firefly only gets one season.
-Foxtrot  +   141d ago
@Bathyj

Yeah thats another show, I mean Charlie and Alan were good but Jake later on...the actor is terrible.

Good shows get one series or two and shows like Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory get dozens.
T2  +   141d ago
You do bring up a solid point whenever sitcoms bring serious crap like girlfriend and marriage, etc, they seem to go downhill. Think friends during the chandler living with joey vs. friends post marriage, babies, etc.
Seinfeld got it, no real life crap, characters don't evolve, go out on top.
Also honestly bigbang is meant for mainstream audiences not real geeks it appears... Seriously probably none of these dudes would get girls in real life let alone any attractive ones.
Joey_Leone  +   141d ago
The Big Bang theory is complete garbage.
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wsoutlaw87  +   141d ago
im so sick of hearing people act jaded about things that become popular. The show is ok. Every sitcom becomes predictable after a while and the characters become much more "characters". Raj for example is way over the top. But the show is fine and theres no need to hate it.
starchild  +   141d ago
@wsoutlaw87

Couldn't agree more. This hipster contrarian attitude that everything successful must be hated on and bashed is getting really old.
-Foxtrot  +   141d ago
@starchild & wsoutlaw87

So if someone dosen't like something which is popular because of it's mainstream approach it's automaticaly them hating on it because it's popular

lol...it's hated by people because they don't think it's good not just because it's "popular"

Don't use that line man to try and defend it....it's such a lame excuse.
BlackTar187  +   141d ago
Bunch of Hipsters in here.
frostypants  +   140d ago
@JsonHenry, suuuuuure.
frostypants  +   140d ago
@BlackTar187, they're not hipsters, they are all athletic, tall Adonis like manly men for whom women fall over themselves for, and they are not insecure at all. AT ALL!!! Ask them.

/s
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Ashlen  +   141d ago
Well, since Microsoft hired Nancy Tellem former CBS Entertainment President I can pretty much guarantee the episode will be a Xbox One ad and that there will be an Xbox One commercial every break.
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u got owned  +   141d ago
And that bothers you. It's just a show.
Godmars290  +   141d ago
Is she still working there? At MS.
blind-reaper  +   141d ago
He will choose the xbox one but some years ahead it will die and after many good memories and two kids he will be back to the PlayStation 4... and then the internet explodes!
ThatOneGuyThere  +   141d ago
he gets a wiiu
press-start  +   141d ago
lol that would be funny if it happens.
rainslacker  +   141d ago
I've watched the show a few times, and every time they seemed to play a Wii. I do remember once they mentioned Halo.
aLiEnViSiToR  +   140d ago
I would love to see that :D
Geoff900  +   141d ago
@Foxtrot

IT crowd like a lot of UK sitcoms is filmed infront of a live audience, I can assure you.
-Foxtrot  +   141d ago
...I didn't say they weren't

I even said

"Has a LT but not that bad to be honest"

Big Bang Theory just over does it to the max, they add it extra canned laughter over their live audience.

UK comedy just puts all US comedy shows to shame....even ones from the 80s and 90s.
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BigErn  +   141d ago
-Foxtrot, while I can generally agree with you on the British sitcoms being superior to their American remakes (The Office), I still have yet to find a British comedy that could match the brilliance of Arrested Development.
-Foxtrot  +   141d ago
@BigErn

Better then Arrested Development

Only Fools and Horses
Vicar of Dibley
Men Behaving Badly
Dads Army
Father Ted
Blackadder
The Young Ones
Bottom
IT Crowd
Faulty Towers
Porridge
Red Dwarf
The Royal Family
The Office
Spaced
Phoenix Nights
The League Of Gentlemen
Gimme Gimme Gimme

I could go on....pick and choose

If you still think NONE of them are better then Arrested Development please taken a moment to think about how despite it being better then those shows the UK still has got a lot more over the US.

Any of those shows in the list own Big Bang Theory 10 times over.
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-Foxtrot  +   141d ago
@Disagrees

LOL

If you honestly think none of those UK shows are good you guys are morons

Those UK sitcoms are the best comedy shows in our time. They are classics.

Americans...always want to be the best at everything and can't admit when they aren't lol

It's sad when you disagree without even reading the post....just because of the user.
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ginganinja  +   141d ago
Let's not do the UK vs US thing. There's plenty of great stuff from both sides of the pond. And denying yourself something just because of where it comes from is just foolish.

Though, for me, BBT has watered down what made it stand out to satisfy a bigger market. It's fine for what it is, and I don't actively dislike it, but I'd rather watch something with a little more substance.
avengers1978  +   141d ago
Whatever one he picks will be the one that put the marketing dollars into the show, IMO he will go with the XB1, and yes the XDF will eat that up as some kind of sign of things to come
Azzanation  +   141d ago
The kid plays World Of Warcraft, He will def pick a PC over them both lol
MehmetAlperTR  +   141d ago
I watched all Episodes of TBBT. It's a nice sitcom. And about Sheldon :) He's my man. He'll choose PS4 for sure ( I d choosen PS4 :))
andrewsqual  +   141d ago
Well The big Bang Theory is a TV TV TV Show so I think its no guess what the writers will support.
assdan  +   141d ago
It looks like sony and MS might actually be advertising for the episode. I'm betting he chooses both.
harrisk954  +   140d ago
The problem with the story line (and the picture from the episode) is that in real life, there would be a pile of XB1s, but no PS4s... and, if there were any PS4s on the shelves, there would be 1 or 2 at the most. Certainly, not in the numbers shown! Notice how (I guess, to be fair??), they have the same amount of both systems on the shelves! (Well, it is a comedy!!)
SonyKong64  +   140d ago
the only reason I can't and I'm sure many can't watch this show is the fake, pre recorded applause everytime a scripted joke is used (every 5 seconds)

I'm not sure how anyone can stand this.
ITPython  +   140d ago
I'm sure MS paid some big bucks for this one. It'll likely be a half-hour advertisement for the XB1, and every other commercial will be Titanfall ads.
MEsoJD  +   140d ago
It's a crime that such an unfunny show has continued for so long...
cgoodno  +   141d ago
Watch him go with the Sega Saturn or the N64. Not that I'll know. Don't watch the show. But, seems like something they'd do.
Abriael  +   141d ago
Haha he had a Nintendo 64. It was stolen alongside his other consoles when his apartment was robbed :D

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
GEO9875  +   141d ago
Dont watch the show? Watch it man, is good. Trust me.
cgoodno  +   141d ago
I've watched about 2 episodes. Neither were my cup of tea. Didn't even crack a smile.
Abriael  +   141d ago
The show is very polarizing. I personally enjoy it without taking it too seriously, but I know a lot of people that absolutely adore it, and just as many that hate it guts.
T2  +   141d ago
Like many sitcoms I recommend season 1, maybe two... That's enough, becomes very predictable after
Dirtnapstor  +   141d ago
Awesome show! Those who don't like it just don't get it or could never relate in some way or another.
It's perfectly fine that it's not everyone's cup-of-tea....
kewlkat007  +   141d ago
Tried to watch that show ...They try way too hard it's not funny..
-Foxtrot  +   141d ago
@Dirtnapstor

"! Those who don't like it just don't get it or could never relate in some way or another "

lol

A monkey could understand this brainless show, maybe those who "don't get it" have actual taste.
bosoxs505  +   141d ago
It's an opinion Foxtrot. Ever hear of one?
maniacmayhem  +   141d ago
I've watched maybe two episodes total and I have no idea either but it would be cool if he went retro and found more enjoyment with a ColecoVision.
DarkBlood  +   141d ago
@foxtrot and who are you to decide what qualifys in "good taste" ?
nicksetzer1  +   141d ago
Schedule cleared.
multiplatgamer  +   141d ago
I'll look forward to seeing this. I'd like to see him pick up a Wii U instead as Sheldon is a Nintendo fan. That would be funny.
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Abriael  +   141d ago
Funny thing is that Sheldon had every Nintendo console before the Wii U, but unless I missed it, he never bought one.
AWBrawler  +   141d ago
Be funny if he chooses wii u
maniacmayhem  +   141d ago
Is that...Blossum?
Dirtnapstor  +   141d ago
Yup!
rainslacker  +   141d ago
Yep. She's an actual scientist too. Neuroscientist if I recall correctly.
appleritz6  +   141d ago
... Who?
WeAreLegion  +   141d ago
Ugh.
Orange Juice  +   141d ago
Second ugh.
TripC50  +   141d ago
He picks a Wii U

What a Twist
robtion  +   141d ago
Should be an easy choice.

Yes I am being purposefully ambiguous ;)
MARKSMAN7136  +   141d ago
I got a feeling that the "American" console will somehow win. You Know somehow.
jakmckratos  +   141d ago
Spoiler: It will be unfunny.
feedurhabit  +   140d ago
ZIMBABWE
ArbitorChief  +   141d ago
Plot Twist! He buys a Wii U.
Geekman  +   141d ago
Ok, ok, ENOUGH with this post. I've seen it 3 times already.
Subaruwrx  +   141d ago
In the show, I've seen them playing Nintendo consoles(Wii and N64) and Xbox 360 but never seen them play or even mention any Playstation consoles. I would be surprised if Sheldon chose the PS4.
Abriael  +   141d ago
He names both PS2 and PS3 when his consoles are stolen. Didn't see him playing them either.
DuneBuggy  +   141d ago
Sheldon had a PSP that was shown in a couple episodes.
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JediDiah  +   141d ago
It's easy really....which one has HALO!
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Abriael  +   141d ago
Neither?
Blackleg-sanji  +   141d ago
as much as i watch this show halo will be the deciding factor for this lol
Dirtnapstor  +   141d ago
No, no, it'll be the console that supports Zork!
sckipt  +   141d ago
Honestly Halo is turning into the new COD
Geoff900  +   141d ago
Erm how exactly? CoD comes out EVERY year, Halo comes out around every 3 years.
sckipt  +   141d ago
@Geoff900

it does not matter how often it comes out because technically the teams get the same amount of time to create the games. Its that neither one really gives innovation every game. Maybe new weapons and in halo a vehicle or so but it just cannot go against BF (if it was not so glitchy) or planetside 2.
bosoxs505  +   141d ago
We got another PS4 fanboy incoming!
ApolloTheBoss  +   141d ago
Lol what a cheap way to get ratings.
OpieWinston  +   141d ago
For Halo nights...there's only one real choice.
(Not saying he shouldn't get PS4 but we all know what they play together on that show).
DJustinUNCHAIND  +   141d ago
What a terrible show.
MegaDan  +   141d ago
He's gonna pick the XBone, M$ propaganda.
Rickgrimes95  +   141d ago
You want a show to actually make you laugh watch it's always sunny in Philadelphia or the league
error13  +   141d ago
He's 'Merican he will pick the 'Merican console.
Flamingweazel  +   141d ago
Will be Xbox due to biased American media.
yewles1  +   141d ago
It'll be XBOX due to WB and MS's marketing history together.
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Salooh  +   141d ago
They have been playing xbox in the previous episodes so it's an obvious choice. Would be shocked if he chose the ps4 unless he buy/get both.
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Rivitur  +   141d ago
Why does CBS have so many terrible shows they're not funny at all... PS4 or bust : P
Dirtnapstor  +   141d ago
He'll probably have Howard build him a rig and the four of them will create the ultimate hodgepodge console that supports anything and everything ever created.
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   141d ago
I don't watch this show at all,but I bet it will be some type of plot twist and He/she chooses a Wii U or something.
WeAreLegion  +   141d ago
Insert Tidas's laugh.
Brien  +   141d ago
The screenshot in the story shows a wall full of PS4s... Clearly this show isn't based in reality.

:)

*sits back to watch fanboy comments*
Relientk77  +   141d ago
So watching it tommorrow
elhebbo16  +   141d ago
wtf? isn't sheldon smart as hell? he should've just build a good gaming PC.
PurpHerbison  +   140d ago
It seems like it should of been someone else picking between the two consoles while Sheldon is in their ear telling them exactly why PC gaming is better.
AnimeAvenger  +   140d ago
I don't watch the show anymore but I believe Sheldon games on a XPS laptop and his friend(s) game on an alienware laptop.
curtis92  +   141d ago
show is so lame... Sheldon's character would obviously be a PC guy through and through. This has advertising $$$ written all over it.
elhebbo16  +   141d ago
thats what I'm saying.
ShadowKingx  +   141d ago
agree, and im betting its Microsoft
forcefullpower  +   141d ago
Have you not seen most tv series are now showing Microsoft products when it used to be apple. They are spending massive budgets on marketing in the last few years in tv shows.

Under the Done - Microsoft funded.
Elemetary - Surface.

There are probably a lot more.
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alti  +   141d ago
I smell microsoft pockets.
FITgamer  +   141d ago
I'll be surprised if isn't the Xbox One being as the PS4 doesn't need any extra advertising to move it off store shelves.
AnimeAvenger  +   140d ago
Doubt it.

He isn't some fanboy. It shows them gaming on N64, PCs, Xbox, and other stuff possibly from what I recall.
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