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Are you guys even interested in the new consoles?

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#16 .Markus



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:40

I do enjoy console gaming, mainly because most of my work colleagues and friends also have an Xbox.
I'm very much a social gamer, and will probably hold off buying a new console until I see some proper benefits with either one.
Am however excited what new shiny consoles will be showing up from Sony and Microsoft, if only because 8 year old hardware is a drag..

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:51

I am. It'll be nice to finally see video game graphics start to significantly improve again for the first time in years with the outing of these near 8 year old boxes.

Would prefer gameplay and innovation to be improved.
So far the likes of EA are pumping out the same rehash year after year with no efforts this year to release a new title with something different.

The chances are better graphics is just going to mean games take a little longer to make and thus the publishers will want to stick with games they know they can sell... unfortunately at the moment that's mostly games they can off load DLC to or don't have to create much of a story line for, ie online multiplayer shooters and if that's all we'll be getting for the next several years I'll stick with the PC since you can use a keyboard+mouse combo and actually enjoy the game using skill.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:57

I'll definitely be getting the consoles. I won't have to worry abut if console games are properly multi core, use ancient dev tools, or crappy ancient standards (DX9 and 32 bit...)I'll just buy them and play them.

So far the likes of EA are pumping out the same rehash year after year with no efforts this year to release a new title with something different.

Yeah cause SimCity using the cloud is completely like every other SimCity released in 2013, and Dead Space 3s crafting system was in all the previous Dead Space titles ending in 3...

Can't really speak for Crysis or Command and Conquer. Have they even announced anything else for this year?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:14

I am, can't wait to see what they have in store. I can't PC came on a 55 in tv....so console it for me. the next xbox is rumored to have wifi direct (in the leaked specs) so it should be easy to connect to my TV without needing a cord

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:19

I'm a pc gamer but I usually pick up one of them for exclusive games



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:39

I sure am! Can`t beat a console, for gaming anyways.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:01

I bought an xbox 360 last year, hooked it up to a very high end TV, it quickly became the most worthless device in my house so I unloaded on ebay, there just wasn't anything compelling about it at all.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:18

A lot more people would be excited about the next-gen consoles if it came out earlier. The release of new ones is long overdue and I think most people have just accepted the fact that we'll see them when we see them. That doesn't mean Microsoft and Sony can't generate a lot of hype for their consoles. Once we get videos, tech demos, and announced games... then we'll see even more excitement.

As for me, I'm kinda looking forward to them just to see what both companies can come up with. I don't plan on buying it right away though. I might wait a year or two first.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:23

Most definitely am at this point as that's generally where I do most of my gaming these days. I will still play the majority of shooters on the PC as I much prefer a mouse and keyboard and a lot of my good friends still play them on PC so it makes it an easy decision. I'll still pick up the console exclusive shooters to play them through, but outside of that I'm getting it for PC if I can. Otherwise I enjoy the console experience of sitting on the couch with a controller (I know I can do this with my PC but it's not as user friendly in that situation). With that said I'll see what games are out first, still have a backlog from this gen so can see myself holding off for a bit.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:12

I used to play on a gaming PC, but in the last two years or so I switched to consoles - it's just easier for me. Yes, the visuals aren't as good as the PC, but it's fine and gets the job done. I can also stream videos from my home server/Netflix and play music which is an added bonus - and all from a small, quiet box.

I found that getting rid of the size, cleaning, tweaking, updating and organizing the PC are worth the downgrade in picture quality.
It became too much of a managing race and less of "pop the disc, dim the lights and play" thing.

I'm curious about the next gen, but won't get one at launch, before reading about backwards compatibility/licensing rights.
Also, it's worth waiting for more games to arrive and to see if there are hardware problems.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:17

Nope. I think I'm done with console gaming now. I owned all of the last-gen consoles at various points (Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii) and all of them began to collect dust very quickly prior to finding new homes.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:33

if you really need to bring the new xbox online everytime for gaming, then definitely not. the best thing with the 360 is that u can play copied games. it makes the conosle affordable. pc gaming is too expensive and the playstation is just trash for the reason you cant play copied games.

i will keep my 360.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:14

I may actually get a console this time around. I'm eagerly awaiting to see what Microsoft and Sony are doing. Been a PC gamer for the longest, and while I think the argument of it being "expensive" is stupid, I'm more interested in finding a way to get more use out of my TV for something other than football. As it stands, my TV is about as dusty as my friend's Nintendo consoles. :laugh:

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:19

^^ I'm so out of touch that I cannot be completely certain of what console (PS3?) that is - as in, I wouldn't be my life on knowing it.

Edit: OMG just Googled PS3 and it wasn't it? What is it? I don't recognise the game packaging either.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:20

I'm rapidly losing interest, but that's partly because of leaks, crazy teasers out usually almost a year before actual launch etc... Just get fed up of waiting in their misguided attempts to generate a buzz.
Personally I would like to see teasers about 4 months before reveal. But I understand that in order to cater for everyone, part of the reason is so people in low income situations can save enough money to buy it on launch day.