The next gen isn't really that impressive if you think about it.
To be honest, he's right in terms of the gaming. I'm not interested in the PS4 simply because its just better graphics than the PS3. Yes, there are some enhancements you can do with a better graphics engine, but really.. there's nothing that my PC can't do. The Xbox One on the other hand seeks to unify TV, Gaming (albeit even less capabilities than the PS4 in this regard), Communications, and the social aspects bring a unified experience that I am looking forward to. The TV stuff alone excites me as I watched the US Presidential debates on the Xbox One and it was very interesting to see viewer poll data in near instant results come back from questions I answered. There's good and bad about that, but I can see instantly where this will not only impact interviews, but could allow interaction with the audience. I can also see choosing challenges for Survivor contestants. Doesn't appeal to me but for those who loyally watch there's value for them. My wife wants the One to work out with her sisters who are spread across the country. They are going to use it and Skype at the same time. There's potential for personal trainers there to have special classes since Skype can host up to 25 users at the same time. I can see Distance Learning revolve around Skype. Classes and exams that have instant feedback on any subject. An instructor could even select you to ask him a question. There's lots of potential for eduction. I know most people here don't care about the other things the Xbox one can do, but it can reach a much broader base and has more uses than the PS4. MS can form a lot of partnerships to build custom apps and support many different functions and I think after the "hard core" gamer community has seen the initial run, we'll see some of those partnerships announced.
And what's stopping you or your wife from doing all that on your PC, without the XBL fees just to have access to all of the console's features? The excitement's dimmed for me on the PS4, mainly because there's jack news concerning JRPGs and SP gaming. I don't want a COD or Battlefield, I want a Starfox, Spyhunter or Folklore. Still, the Viacom deal is a big question mark which does have my interest, as well as all of the MMO offerings the PS4 is going to get. If Ultima Next comes to the system then that will really change my mind.
The PC is fine, but its services are not as integrated and it costs a lot more to do this than on the Xbox One. My PC is in my office which I don't want anyone else to use. The Xbox One is for everyone and has the Kinect for my wife to use when she wants to exercise and for the kids to have grandma Skype and read to them before bed. The Viacom deal is small potatoes compared to what MS has. At last count there were over 50 different partnerships with various cable/satellite tv services world wide. Sony had 17. MS is far ahead of Sony in this regard since you can get in the us Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner, AT&T Uverse, Dish Network, and a few others to work let alone the individual apps that they have. Most of the Cable/satellite companies stream all of their channels or even have that content on demand. There's even Sky in the UK and there was even one in Austrailia. MS has stated that they want to roll out all services everywhere Live is supported. Take a look for yourself. http://us.playstation.com/p... http://www.xbox.com/en-US/l... So far everything Sony has (excluding some Japanese services) MS has. The Viacom deal is nice but nothing to really brag about since you can pretty much get the same content on Xbox Live. MTV, Nickelodeon, etc. MS has reportedly a number of shows in various stages of development including the Halo one. You can easily google it and find articles related to MS and TV like this one. http://microsoft-news.com/m... I think this is important simply because it offers them to do things like make a weekly contest where the winner gets their gamertag/spartan to star in the show as a secondary character giving that person instant world wide immortalized bragging rights. Imagine the possibilities. We'll have to see, but if they do that, I know alot of people who will be picking up that controller to compete.
You have killzone and knack. Those2 seem to have decent SPs.
I hear this argument all the time but it isn't valid. Of course a PC could do everything the XB1 could do but it would take some serious customization, hell you might even have to write your own software. Consoles will never compete with PC's on a raw performance level. It just isn't possible at their price point, so what they lack in power they make up by providing a unique experience.
While Sony's Viacom deal is largely an unknown, it does have a chance at upsetting the current cable structure in the US whereas MS only further entrenches it. Also, Sony's working on their own shows. Have game movies coming. Not expecting much from them either. Edit: Look, if you want to get an XB1, that's fine. What get's me about your comments however is that they come off as essays trying to sell the system to others. That's stupid and it just needs to stop. You're not going to convince anyone who hasn't already been convinced.
I'm not trying to sell it to anyone I'm merely explaining why I and my family want it. I do my research, come to my conclusions and explain why I make the decisions I do rather than just say that I like one product over another. To me far too few people explain why they make the decisions they do and as a result we see some of the rampant fanboyism. I'll take your comment regarding how I explain my decision into consideration. It always has bothered me how difficult it can be to explain some things without sounding condescending or being inflammatory. I try to be rational and listen to people's motives for why they believe or want what they want and evaluate if their point of view is relevant to my own perceptions or decisions. Its why I explain my pov, but I'm not trying to change anyone's mind.
From my understanding of Sony's viacom deal it is very similar to the deals that MS already has in place with several content providers worldwide. If it is just provided VOD for viacom programming there isn't anything groundbreaking here it is literally exactly what the 360 has been doing and expanding on for the past 2 years but if I'm wrong please correct me. I've searched for more details on this deal but have come up with nothing. And just so you're aware, xbox bought their own TV studio specifically to make content for XBL subscribers. Of course there is the HALO TV show which I'm sure you're aware of but it also looks like they own the rights to 'Heroes' and 'Blake 7' which they are planning on rebooting. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I saw a completely unconfirmed rumor that they are trying to revive Futurama and bring it to their platform.
The big unknown with the Sony/Viacom deal is whether or not a cable box and full subscription will be needed. If its just PS4 apps for Viacom channels with add/hock subscription, its likely to be cheaper than a regular cable service. That could be a big deal depending how quickly they get support up. Also, Sony has movie studios. I wouldn't expect much in the way content of any real worth regardless. Just something attached to a name.
Virtually none of that actually matters to gamers on a gaming site. Microsoft have already got multi tasking, media machines, they are called PCs. They can also do everything you could really want and more and better than Xbox One could at less of the cost. Hell, an Android box could do more than Xbox one could just because it is open source- at a FRACTION of the hardware cost. Xbox one's media stuff sounds interesting but to anyone with a PC/HTPC/Laptop, I just fail entirely to see the point paying an awful lot for the machine inferior to a PC you can customise yourself, and the fact to get half this Xbox Live stuff to work you'll also be tied to their gold paywall every year. You'll have to pay. Just to use stuff that is free elsewhere. Finally their cable content or media whatever you want to call it is only ever going to work inside the United States if it actually works at all. Its pointless hooking up a set top box elsewhere unless it ADDS some value. You just know they aren't going to go to every country they have the box in, and tie up a raft of expensive licences so the integration is on par with North america. It'll. Never. Happen. So forget about this wider audience claim because Europe and Japan/Asia will never be convinced by that. Sky and Virgin tv in the uk for example have made clear they really have zero interest in the Xbox one right now. They have too much to lose and that old question of 'who owns the customer' will mean Microsoft are likely to be slapped down if they try to sort a deal, as many people have suspected already happened in the summer with Sky. Its such an American focused machine, their worldwide launch showing off NFL integration and whatnot- nobody actually cares about that outside of the USA. Trust me, it might be a big deal in the USA, but absolutely nowhere else I have ever been. People buy a games console to play games and have a games focused environment, thats entirely the point. If they want half of what Xbox One has they will probably own a laptop or PC or TV box that can already do it. Integrating some of it together might be interesting except for the fact it'll cost them a huge hefty fee for the closed Xbox hardware to do it and the aforementioned gold fee every year. Games console. Games console remember that. These machines will live and die on their games.
For me I am only getting a total of 3 to 4 games on both systems combined....right now I am only interested in KZ, DR3, and maybe Ryse. Still trying to get more gameplay footage of knack.
Maybe for you, but not for me. I'm not even getting a PS4 at launch, but I'm very excited to get one. I'm excited to play The Division, I'm excited to play inFamous Second Son and I'm excited to pick up the Witcher 3. Those are just some of the games I'm excited for. That's just me. There are loads of people excited for what the next-gen has to offer. Not everyone likes the PC. The PS4 has 1 million+ pre-orders from Gamestop alone. People are excited. It's always the same when a new gen hits. There's this pessimistic crap that goes around at the beginning and then words are eaten later on. It's just the launch of the PS4/XBO. It's one chapter of the gen, if that. Don't judge a 6-7 year gen off of the launch.
That's the spirit
People said the same crap just before the ps3 and 360 came out and then they happily ate their words down the line... Some people also forget that a lot of people can't afford a gaming PC and then continue to upgrade it, a 400$ console that provides the graphics we are seeing is impressive. This guys journalism skills are not.
$400 at launch might be cheap. but add new release games at $60 and $50-60 yearly subscription fees and that price adds up BIG. in 2-3 years you would be paying full price for game that cant even run to its full potential. heck BF4 is not even 1080p on the next gen consoles and they still struggle to hold that 60fps when explosions go down. a fx6300 with a 7950 and 8gb of ddr3 ram can easily run BF4 at medium settings 1080p/60 fps, and thats a little over $500 if you build it yourself. so yea PC gaming is way cheaper.
$500 my ass , aren't you forgetting the hard drive , motherboard , psu, case and operating system if your not pirating , plus you "fx6300 with a 7950 and 8gb of ddr3 ram" will cost much more then $500 and not everyone feels comfortable building there own PC I love PC and I'm still getting ps4 but get out of here with your bullshit comment and a $500 PC with those specs..
500$? oh really even a single graphics card cost more than that. PC gamers try to make people believe that gaming PCs are cheap where in reality gaming PCs are extremely expensive. A fully functional PC that you build and runs everything at max will cost you waaaaaaaaay more than 1000$. I have tried PC gaming and it's awesome, but I don't think it's worth the money. You don't get what you pay for.
We haven't even seen what these units are capable of yet. I would reserve judgement until at least a year or so down the road.
Only if you're waiving an Xbox flag.
It does kind of seem that way doesn't it? Now that the Xbox1 is waist deep in sh#t, all of a sudden some want to wave off next gen in general! For me the next generation will be a welcomed sight, it really doesn't matter whether there are lot of games on day one, because there's nothing preventing me from playing my PS3 until the titles I want arrive.
all console launches are nothing amazing, they market them like they are but it's just a fact, developers don't have the time to make the greatest game they can if they are shooting for a launch window title. these consoles are made to last the next 5 to 10 years so they have a long way to go. if you don't like the launch title's don't buy a console at launch no one is forcing you to buy them. personally i fell there is a big upgrade from current to next gen. that's why i'm upgrading
only xbone sucks. It is ruining the gaming industry.
No fanboys are
Fanboys who support anti-consumer policies.
So tired of these hipster posts that just try to show that the author is "above" everyone else by not being excited for these new systems. Hey guess what, some people are pretty excited if for nothing else than to just have a shiny new box that beats our old 7-8 year old systems. If you don't want one, or think that it sucks, then just don't get one - but do it in a way where you're not trying to rain on mine or everyone else's parade. Now bring on the disagrees!
Yeah, how ridiculous is the photo? With Playstation 4 and Xbox One side by side with a big, bold SUCK stamped across it. What a rebel. Lol I am soooo excited to get my console on the fifteenth!
I was getting ps4 at launch, but now I think it's best that I wait a while. These past few weeks just made it difficult to actually buy one day1 . If I'm buying a console I expect all the features that was talked about in the months leading up to launch (except Gaikai because they told us from the get go that it would not be out at launch) to be there. I shouldn't have to wait months to get mp3 support, to get resume support or even take control of my friends game support.
I'm getting both anyways but yeah this is probably the first generation I feel like the upgrade in visual presentation is simply not there. I can pop in God of War Ascensions and have an hard time justifying my PS4 pre-order. A couple of games do impress me, and I know its is only 1st gen software, heck anybody watch AC 4 video PS3 VS PS4? I will just leave it at that, not very impressive to say the least. Deep Down, and Ryse are the only next gen games I'm impressed with that I can't get on PC. But like always new console hardware is better for PC gaming. Current gen gave developers a crash course in multi core, multithreaded programming, now we see PC games take advantage of 4-6 CPU cores, this generation I'm started to see 64 bit, 6 GB of ram required. If you want exclusive go with the consoles, if you want supreme graphics go with PCs if you got the budget.
I'm getting a PS4 day one, but I do know that the games I really want come out next year, starting w/ Infamous. Of course, Killzone, Resogun, Injustice, and Contrast will definitely suffice until then. Am I still excited? Hells yeah I am. I'm just more looking forward to 2014. EDIT: Clarification: MORE of the games I really want come out next year. Picking up Killzone tomorrow. :)
Everyone that games should be excited about next gen, its been years ffs years and years, I am excited about getting my ps4 i will be there picking it up at midnight and will probably be playing asap when i get home, the same can be said about the xbone guys, so what if the console isnt as powerful and the games arent 1080p i can bet you will still be loving the shiny new fresh games, if you arent that excited you really arent a gamer imho no matter what console you get.
New system usually suck its 1st year.
Nah just the fans. They're lunatics. These 2013 era console fans are worse than Jehovah's Witnesses, always trying to convert someone. They always trolling videos and articles for games they don't have any interest in, wondering why they're getting cussed out.
I have ZERO respect for people who call themselves gamers that are too cheap to vote with their dollars and invest in next-gen. If everyone waited for things to get super cheap and have an amazing game selection and perfected hardware etc, etc, etc, there would literally be no consoles anymore. Period. So fine, average Joe can wait for black friday 2014 or beyond, but dare to troll these boards and not have the grapes to risk a few hundred bucks? Give up gaming.
In 18 - 24 months we'll all be laughing at how poop the launch titles are.
Yeah, sucks for YOU, xbot!
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