Xbox One and Playstation 4. These consoles look beautiful sitting on our shelves. Their shiny exteriors, the flashy lights, it all seems like a great time to be a gamer. But is it really?
hmmm... its a good clickbait title ill give them that.
"Failing in Almost Every Way"...lists three things. :|
Look at the author's name, that'll explain why they feel that way.
Most of this guy's problems seem to be problems he created for himself. He has crappy internet and blames the console, he buys broken annual franchises and blames the console. My console is not a paper weight. Between school, work, and volunteering, I get to use my console at least 3 hours a day. I really don't think this guy needs to be playing video games, this hobby is supposed to be relaxing and fun. Seems to me that this hobby is doing nothing but making him upset.
"I purchase a new game Tuesday and I can't play it until Thursday." That is some freakishly slow internet WOW. Besides that He has a point. Next gen is far from perfect lets not pretend it is. I don't see why people yell clickbait when it really isn't. Its like we complain hard whenever a games, broken/over promised. The services go down. Bad/shady buisnness practices from AAA makers. Why defend that? All those things happend within a year. But I guess some like abuse because we keep sweeping pieces like these under the rug. So we're telling them its ok, ok because I love my console and games. If you really like your hobby then heavily criticize some of the crapfest's that happened last year. Just be truthful.
Same crap that went on last gen, and to a smaller extent the gen before that. Don't pretend like this is new.
The author is clearly not old enough to remember the beginning of every generation. Some of these issues like bad games with new gen struggles happen every new console cycle. Some issues are unique to this gen like digital games being u playable unless you jump through hoops BEFORE trolls break the servers...but everything else is what you'd expect with a new machine.
It's a great read as well, not overly opinionated. Might be an Xbox site but it resonates with ps owners as well.
are you reviewing you own article? ah, ok
haha just making it known that it's not just "click bait" and actually a solid read. I'm the PR guy I don't write anything for the site. Just manage media.
The article itself may be great, but that headline doesn't make me want to read it so in that sense you're right about it not being click bait. I'm greatly enjoying my PS4 so this generation is going very well from my point of view. Today I played GTA5, Driveclub, Destiny, Dying Light, War Thunder, and the Planetside 2 beta.
Man you really mix it up for one day. All in a day's work as they say. I generally play maybe 2-3 different games in a day lol. OT: I've been able to avoid most of the messes that have helped to characterize this gen as a failure thus far. I have plenty of faith that 2015 is coming to save the day.
I don't usually play that many different games in one day, but yeah I did mix it up yesterday. The most time was spent with Dying Light, War Thunder, and the Planetside 2 beta which I just got a code for last night. I was so happy I got that code, I did a little happy dance that included karate moves. Too bad I didn't think to save the clip.
It is click bait, and while not opinionated, the "failures" are all based on the writers incompetence of knowing his options. The problems aren't even generational problems, but gaming problems in general. Here are his reasons 1. frequent network outages(which aren't as frequent as most sites make them to be, and he admits to having crappy internet) 2.He has to download all games(despite not realizing that he can still just "put the game in the tray" if he purchased the retail version) and that argument is more on his internet than a generational problem. 3. He buys broken games, which has been going on for a while and not a generational problem. he doesn't bother to mention there are tons of games that release without problems day one.
Critiquing yourself? You must be one crazy SOB.
Article isn't worth reading tbh with three random issues. In second point he complains about having to download every game? I don't know where you live but last time I checked they still sell games on disc. Third point I don't know what games you playing but I haven't fallen through the world yet on any game I have played this gen, while we have had some buggy launch games I would not go so far as to say every game released has been a bug riddled mess, far from it. On first point I think you are way overexagerating the downtime of the live service, if it's down every time you want to play then that Internet connection you have that you admit is crappy is more crappy than you realise.
I didn't even click on it cause it's garbage. With the games coming out this year for both consoles and the steady improvement over time, plus with the record sales of both consoles, in no way does that article make sense.
Well I'm having a good time
This is how a new generation of launches go dude....its nothing new, look at last gen. Ps3s was the price of one months rent, 360s were breaking right out the box and the Wii pretty much screwed itself on 3rd part support. The issues go deeper than that but this is how it goes bro and if anything this gen is doing way more things right than last gen. I mean hololens and virtual reality, a year packed to the brim with games across all consoles. I'm diggin it.
If the Xbox is failing in every way, why drag the Playstation into it?
The article is platform agnostic and therefore relevant to PS4 owners as well. Game systems offer better capabilities than before but greater headaches through thier complex nature. I think I'll go blow into an NES cartridge and play until the image scrambles...
The article complains about things that have been going on for a while(broken games, network downtime)so it's not generational, and his 2nd reason(He can't just pop a disc in the tray anymore and has to download them) isn't even close to being a problem for anyone with Amazon or a local electronics store of any kind. When it came to NES carts, I had fewer that I had to blow on, even after 20+ years, than the number of games that have released broken on day one in the past 3 years from Ubisoft or EA.
Um no. "The Fact that I have to download Each. And. Every. Game." Does he have a 9th generation system? Buy one of the two systems, or at least read an article about them. Then come back and try again.
I usually like to stay out of topics like this, but I find it hilarious how this generation is not as great now that a particular console is on top, unlike the beginning of gen 7. I get it, at the end of the day some have a personal investment In either Sony or Microsoft being on top and more others personally route for their favorite, the rest just play anything they game on. I wish more websites would be more honest and not hide behind click bait articles, the gig is up, I know that this so called war between two companies (mainly their fan base) is beneficial to certain websites needing to make money by intentionally giving their articles catchy titles to either make you happy or piss you off and it doesn't matter to them how stupid they make themselves look as long as you clicked on the article, they make money. And they wonder why their business model is dying to Youtube and Twitch.
Gen 7 wasn't great either within the first year. Get your fanboy shit out of here.
"These consoles look beautiful sitting on our shelves" The PS4 sure does The xbone though?Really everyone compares it to a VHS and to make matters worse it has a power brick stick out the back looks like Frankensteins monster first thing in the morning if I'm honest....
Sorry, but PS4 looks like half a pair of wheel chocks. Xbox One, while decidedly plain, at least looks like it belongs in an entertainment center.
@AngelicIceDiamond Articles from less established sites won't provoke game creators/publishers/console manufacturers into change, because it's directed at us. Not buying the offenders product/s do! Personally, I'm pretty satisfied so far. But, let's not forget, it's only been 1 year for both PS4/X1. Honestly, all article's like this do, is constantly remind gamers, who already know the problems being the end user. Writers/Critics ...don't tell us, tell them!! ;/
LOL the site is called "Xboxculture" and the article is titled this gen is failing in every single way I wonder why that is LOL. But in all honesty both having to install every game to hard drive is lame and Publishers greed level is at an all time high so far very disappointing Microsoft and Sony both have to improve their Networks it is laughable how they have so many issues yet we pay for these services and the broken games need to stop too no excuses another trend I dislike is the fact Developers seem to be getting really lazy giving us less content evolve is a good example of trying to flog us an incomplete barebones game at full retail price hence why Indies are getting all the attention this Gen because Publishers are cutting up games and expect us to pay full price when Indies give us the full experience for a fraction of the price of just the base game.
This is the first gaming genration that didnt have me excited
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