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An Xbox-only Gamer's Move to Playstationation

Chuk5 | 812d ago
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As the sun sets on the current generation, I reflect on the last 7 years of my gaming life. I was a spritely 14 year old when I got a 360 in 2006. I saw some great times with the 360. I think about my love for the fable series (fable III is a myth), the friends I made playing the gears series, and hell, I was just playing halo 3 the Thursday before PS4 launch. I've also had brief run ins with Playstation. Played PS1 at friend's houses, owned a ps2 for 9 days (only had pro evolution soccer) and played extended glimpses of the PS3. But I guess the my move permanent move to PS, was a while in the making. Being wowed by Little Big Planet in 2008 was the first thought I had where I went "I should get a ps3"; never did, though.
I never had the money and my friends were almost all on the xbox.

The years following 2009 however, I started to really question Microsoft's commitment to the xbox. Console only experiences started to dry up, indie initiative got lazy and the fundamental swindle of the kinect solidified my mind last year that the PS4 was the way to go but I'm nothing if not fair. So when I heard about the xbox one event coming in may, I marked it as Microsoft's last chance to get me back again. It was uneventful, and I decided I'm still going with the PS4. It wasn't until Microsoft's original anti-gamer, publisher stroking drm policies that I felt insulted.I had supported the xbox for years, and I felt like it didn't really matter as microsoft was ready to impose their vision on their fanbase without a hint of foresight. I was actively in disbelief at the utter disconnectedness Microsoft had actually fallen into. They truly were out of touch with their customers.

Cue Sony's e3 press conference. They absolute shinning moment when the secured beyond a doubt my loyalty. They got it. They actually understood what gamers wanted. It wasn't lip service and although it was possible that sony was going down the same route as MS, but their willingness to come out at against a trend (drm) that would be so easy for them to remain complacent with, was huge. It said, "we've heard our community, and we want to do right by them." Well, that was an ideology I bought. I bought that commitment. And I wanted to be part of that community.

Well now I am, and resogun isn't going to obsessively play itself.

Nicaragua  +   812d ago
Welcome to the awesome club.
NewMonday  +   812d ago

this is what you can expect for a start..

not to mention better quality on every 3rd party game.
jackanderson1985  +   811d ago
except Fifa, NBA, NFL, NFS.. they're the same quality if i'm not mistaken?

also a number of the Platform/PC devs have said they're considering an xbox one port now that MS got rid of the DRM, has the ID@Xbox programme and has dropped the fees for updates just to keep it fair

(yes i realise the pic says only announced but you know keeping people informed of other things is also nice)
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RyuCloudStrife  +   812d ago
PlayStation is the best M$ did a heck of a job for SONY.

I never owned an Xbox and NEVER will. I always been Ninty and PlayStation, but Nintendo is also out of touch with the hardcore so I only have SONY.

I wonder when will Nintendo get its head straight....
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   812d ago
You won't regret it.Especially as time goes by, and xbox support fades out.

I was a HUGE xbox gamer in the xbox/PS2 days.Jade empire, KOTOR 1/2, Halo 1/2, BF: Modern combat.Man, those were my bread and butter back in the day.

They dropped all support when 360 came out, so i had no choice but to "jump in" But i ended up jumping right the hell out around 2009 when i seen where they were going with that project Natal nonsense.Glad i did.PS3 since then has been incredible.Just non stop amazing games.

Looking forward to the next full gen of PS4!
Stringerbell  +   812d ago
Well at least you can always go back should you regret your purchase. Us SEGA peeps pretty much became refugees.
Fireseed  +   812d ago
Idk what you're talking about. You act as if the Dreamcast isn't still the greatest game console ever made.
DragonKnight  +   812d ago
It isn't, SNES is.
Fireseed  +   812d ago

That's not how you spell Dreamcast, dude.
DragonKnight  +   812d ago
Then why didn't you spell it SNES?
iliimaster  +   812d ago
i love my dreamcast and still dust off the box it came in and just hold it for about 10 mins every so often
Welcome2Die  +   812d ago
You're both wrong, PS2 FTW.
kane_1371  +   812d ago
Ladies, Ladies...

you are all wrong
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   812d ago
If Sony in the future makes their PS3 games available on the PS4 store I recommend getting The Last Of Us, Journey, God Of War and Uncharted. Some mighty fine games you may have missed out on and totally worth getting in my opinion.
Chuk5  +   812d ago
I have my fingers crossed for a hi-res port of TLOU. Right now loving Sound Shapes. Beck? Platformers? Music game? All my favourite things intersecting :)
PS4 is a great console thus far.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   811d ago
Yeah hopefully you will get a chance to play it, I think it's one of the best games this gen (well last gen now). I love Sound Shapes! I play that game on my Vita all the time!
I'm still waiting for my PS4 (I live in the UK)
but I'm really exciting to get my hands on one eventually.
Anyway have fun with your PS4 and and happy gaming!
GrandpaSnake  +   812d ago
CourierSix  +   812d ago
Wow, nicely put. Sound kinda like me, guess we'll both be new to the community:)
StinKyNuGz  +   812d ago
Playstationnation bro welcome
tdogchristy90  +   812d ago
I'm in the same boat, I was a Xbox person mainly for halo. Played from CE through reach. The ps3 was my first sony console mainly played exclusives. My main reason for switching is that I'm finished with halo and ms ways as of late have been funny to say the least. I might get one eventually (like I did with ps3 last gen) but ps4 is definitely going to be my new main system.
iliimaster  +   812d ago
i just dont get the whole not being able to upload your videos to youtube or its enough that they have cinvia protection why wouldn't they think to add dlna mp3 support etc, my fat ps3 was a media monster this seems almost bare bones
thebudgetgamer  +   812d ago
Sometimes I forget how young some of the people here are.
jessupj  +   812d ago
I'm always hearing about ms fans switching to the PS4. I hear that quite a lot of that actually.

But I never seem to hear sony fans say they're switching to the xbone. Not a single one. Wonder why that is?
gamejediben  +   812d ago
Once you have tasted the fruit of knowledge, you can never go back to just playing Xbox. Its easy to be complacent and just "Jump in" whenever Microsoft tells you to. They have advertisements everywhere. The marketing budget for Xbone is ridiculous.

Its so much harder to compare system specs, company policies and make informed decisions. Thats why so many people payed for Xbox Live for 7 years without knowing that online play is free for every other console and has less ads everywhere.

It takes real hard effort to support Sony. But Sony will make it worth your while. Because I supported Sony, I got to play game this gen like Valkyria Chronicles, MGS4, Uncharted, Infamous, Tales of, God of War, The Last of Us, LittleBigPlanet, Dragon's Crown, Demon's Souls, Ni no Kuni, Heavy Rain and many others. The breadth and range of Sony titles is overwhelming and I never paid a dime to play online. Meanwhile on Xbox, people are pretty much relegated to Halo, Gears and Fable.

Now that I have tasted that fruit of knowledge, I can never go back.
despair  +   812d ago
I sold my ps2 to buy an original Xbox, just had to play ninja gaiden, kotor and jade empire....sigh....great games but ended up buying back a ps2 a couple months later.
SmilingAdvocate  +   812d ago
Oh this article is exactly what happened to me.. I've not had a playstation since ps1. I've been Xbox for the last decade and really noticed how sony respect their fanbase and what they want.

I've created this account and the same tag on the PSN getting ready for next Friday -

New recruit waiting to report in! Over and out
jessupj  +   812d ago
If you want a new friend on PSN mine is grayfox878.

I can get a little intense on ng4, but I don't bring that when I game online. I'm very easy going normally. It's only stupid people that bring out my inner fanboy.
hellzsupernova  +   808d ago
haha thats what happens to me, it just rubs me the wrong way and they need to be informed!!!
DARK WITNESS  +   809d ago
Same here, although I had a ps3 I didn't game on it much.

now I am still getting the xbone but the ps4 is going to be my primary console. I am looking forward to the ps4 and all it has to offer this time round.
hellzsupernova  +   808d ago
where are you from? you can add me name is the same as my psn. i play a little of everything, ps4 launch will have me with killzone and all the goodness of free games off the playstation network
MacroPlanet  +   811d ago
I can completely agree with you on this, Chuk5. Such a similar story for myself as the last two generations I was exclusively a Xbox guy. However the last couple of years MS has shown they they did not care so much about the games.

I will admit I am going to miss Gears, Forza, and the Halo series. But it is for the best as I believe we will see some really great exclusive from Sony in no time.
ajax17  +   811d ago
Welcome, friend!
Mac420  +   811d ago
Same here, had a PS2 & PS3 was a big Socom player (Ps2 online day) then came Halo an I was all Xbox. 343's Halo doesn't do it for me so I see no big interests in the console. But I think I might just soley purchase a PS4 instead of both consoles. Never have done that, but MS as of late makes
me not even want to invest. Can't wait for BF4
gamer2013  +   809d ago
DARK WITNESS  +   809d ago
is your mouth open ? Get ready, it's coming...
Xcaliber  +   807d ago
If you want you could add me Ifragdya.

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