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#1 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:34

The scores are in from these two online magazines!

 

The Verge

PS4: 7.7

Xbox One: 7.8

 

Polygon

PS47.5

Xbox One8

 

What's the feedback guys?




#2 Jason Stillion

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:42

Besides PS4 vs XB1 threads break down in to a really ugly sports rivalry.

 

You look at the pro's and con's, the exclusive's each system has, likely to have, and see what your friends are getting.

Enjoy the console you want to own and play.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:56

Besides PS4 vs XB1 threads break down in to a really ugly sports rivalry.

 

You look at the pro's and con's, the exclusive's each system has, likely to have, and see what your friends are getting.

Enjoy the console you want to own and play.

 

Yeah... for me it depends on what all my friends get. I'm thinking of getting XB1 with Titanfall and if i'm the first one then all others will get XB1.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 05:59

Shacknews is more positive on the early experience on the X1 as well.

http://www.shacknews...e-review-all-in

http://www.shacknews...reatness-awaits

I've got to grab some new computing stuff and am not super impressed with the early game selection, so I'm not sure what I'll grab first.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:05

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:07

I really hope people can be civil about this stuff.

My big take away so far is that both consoles are good choices. Both have a strong base that will improve over time.

But, both also have features missing or features that need improving out of the gate. They also both have a decent launch lineup, but that doesn't mean you will find something you like. Its not shocking that the two are scoring close together.

So I'll echo the idea that you can really just focus on the games/features you like and go with that console. You don't need to buy at launch unless you just have to have a launch title or have to have the latest tech. Both system will just be so much better come the fall of next year. Bugs worked out of the software, new features added, and a stronger library of games.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:15

the verge and their scoring is full of **** as always. xbox scores less for controls,and 2 points docked for design. same score for heat/noise,and only one extra point for software.
 
anyways, I like what gizmodo said,because its true
 

But—and this is admittedly a sizable but—if the Xbox One can straighten the few little quirks it has with some software tweaks, this thing is going to be unstoppable in a way the PS4 could never touch. It's too versatile, too feature-ridden, too future. So wait, yes. But while you do, go ahead and start clearing out plenty of space underneath your television.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:25

Good reviews for both. I think I'll probably stick with my PS4 order for now and maybe pick up an Xbox One next year. It's media features are essentially useless to me as I record everything I want to watch and only watch a couple of sporting events live. If it could interact with the DVR, or record itself, then I'd probably be much more keen. The SkyDrive integration is nice, although I hate to think of the upload sizes... already have to process all my photos before uploading them to save time (stupid 512Kbps upload speed).

the verge and their scoring is full of **** as always. xbox scores less for controls,and 2 points docked for design. same score for heat/noise,and only one extra point for software.

My advise to anyone would be to ignore the scores and just read the reviews. Review scores are always arbitrarily stupid.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:32

Read the Polygon review for Xbox One. Some of my favorite bits:

On Kinect:
 

The good news? Issues aside, it really works. In fact, the fastest way to navigate the Xbox One's user interface is via the incredibly robust suite of voice commands. The friction that limited voice commands on the Xbox 360 with Kinect is all but gone. Now you can order the system to go from one app to another from anywhere — whether it's to watch TV, start Netflix or boot up a game. There's little perceptible lag from finishing a command and the results on screen.


That's exciting to hear from more than just official Microsoft videos. It does sound like they've put their eggs in voice control, rather than gesture control (which is apparently lackluster at best) but that's fine with me if voice works so well.
 

Kinect is also used for lots of little things throughout the Xbox One's user experience. Profiles support fast facial recognition for sign-in. Once a profile has a face associated with it, the console will sign that person in whenever they sit in front of the console — it even says hello. Controllers sync automatically based on who's holding them. There was a frequent sense of "holy crap" among Polygon editors regarding the Xbox One. We were constantly surprised by what the system could distinguish, by all the small but smart usability enhancements provided by Kinect. It feels futuristic and cool in a way that little else about the new consoles does.


I think this is what Microsoft had to do to justify the extra cost and it sounds like they've largely knocked it out of the park. I'd like to think that at least some of the people who are currently disregarding Kinect will actually find they'll enjoy it.

On TV:

The television integration and One Guide work well as an augmentation to your existing cable or satellite provider. Navigating to TV shows and movies via voice commands — i.e., "Xbox, watch HBO" — is also great. These voice commands also justify the TV functionality of the console, making it so that the only time you'd have to pick up your TV remote is to watch things you have on your DVR


That is a large part of why I personally prefer the Xbox One and can't wait for that integration.

And on SmartGlass:

The most immediate result? Communication between your second-screen device and the Xbox One is significantly faster than with the original SmartGlass app. There's almost no perceptible latency between actions on one and the results on the other. This bodes well for potential second-screen implementation in games — immediate response could make your tablet device a viable alternative method of control.


Biggest gripe with current SmartGlass is the lag (apart from lack of usefulness with most applications) and it sounds like those are blown out of the water by this version.

And their final thought, which I'm definitely on board with:

The Xbox One is an impressive marriage of software and hardware that raises the bar in terms of what we expect from a living-room machine. Looking forward more than it looks back, the Xbox One feels like it's from the future.


Really can't wait to pick one up for myself. It's not without its faults but they all seem to be minor at best, and mostly software-side things that are coming in the near-future, so there's a ton of upside on an already great piece of hardware.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 15:53

Might as well dump this here, a spec comparison

 

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As the PS4/X1 use the same CPU, I wonder if Sony can clock it up a bit at a later date.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 16:01

People,

 

It's all so simple, like with phones, tablets and pc's.....

 

Buy the one you want, and enjoy the games, watch TV and all that is possible with it.

 

Different people, different needs and tastes.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 17:05

Might as well dump this here, a spec comparison
 
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As the PS4/X1 use the same CPU, I wonder if Sony can clock it up a bit at a later date.


That depends on if Sony built the ps4 with the cooling headroom to handle a higher clock.

MS was able to overclock both the gpu and cpu due to their cooling system (bigger case, larger fans, etc). The question is, does Sony have that option with their smaller design?

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 17:29

As the PS4/X1 use the same CPU, I wonder if Sony can clock it up a bit at a later date.

 

Unconfirmed rumors point that it might run 1.6 but be able to "turbo" up to 1.8.



#14 trooper11

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 17:59

Unconfirmed rumors point that it might run 1.6 but be able to "turbo" up to 1.8.


Supposedly, both consoles support the turbo, but I haven't seen anyone confirm that.



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