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Topic # 128649 18-Aug-2013 09:18
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Looking forward to the new console releases. 

But, what to buy?  

In the past I tended to go for both (i have 2 ps3's, one xbox 360) but I decided Sony is better.  (quieter/bluray/no big brick/free online gaming). 

One that basis , justified or not, I think I'll wait it out for the PS4 . 

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  Reply # 880418 18-Aug-2013 09:23
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Online gaming is not free anymore with PS4. Xbox One has a Blu-ray drive built in.

Comes down to controller, game exclusives and features preference.




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  Reply # 880425 18-Aug-2013 09:28
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billgates: Online gaming is not free anymore with PS4. Xbox One has a Blu-ray drive built in.

Comes down to controller, game exclusives and features preference.


The PS4 also has a Blu-Ray Drive. 

Where did you read online gaming wasn't free?


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  Reply # 880432 18-Aug-2013 09:42
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Sony announced this during their E3 presentation. I know about the PS4 having a Blu-ray drive. I was making a point that Xbox One also has a built in Blu-ray drive moving forward.

I don't blame Sony for requiring a monthly/yearly subscription for multiplayer gameplay. The current free model they have results in slow PSN servers in comparison to the Xbox Lie network when it comes to updating firmware/games/downloads. They can now continually invest the subscription revenue towards improving the PSN network.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/ps-plus-required-to-play-ps4-games-online-6409709




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  Reply # 880444 18-Aug-2013 10:14
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I'd be more inclined to think that as you already have both and more than one PS3 why would you simply not get both again???

You'd get to take advantage of the best both have to offer and instead of leaning towards one over the other you'd soon enough know which is the better system for your needs.

Plus a true gamer would always opt for both (where budgets allow).

If you are limited by budget then I'd wait to see what comes out of Gamescon as you'll have a lot more info (hopefully) to be able to make a better decision.

If online gaming is your thing then you'd probably be best to get the console most your friends are getting to make your online experience just that much better and more personal. As bragging rights over friends are a lot more fun than bragging over complete strangers who simply wouldn't give a damn.

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  Reply # 880552 18-Aug-2013 13:56
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I will go for the PS4. I have had all of the PS consoles and I like them. I'm not hard core enough to justify two consoles although I will have the PS3 and 4 together for a while since the PS4 is not backwards compatible. I wish there was a away of downloading the games you already own on disc to the PS4 so that you do't have to have two consoles hooked up.

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  Reply # 880561 18-Aug-2013 14:22
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sdav: I will go for the PS4. I have had all of the PS consoles and I like them. I'm not hard core enough to justify two consoles although I will have the PS3 and 4 together for a while since the PS4 is not backwards compatible. I wish there was a away of downloading the games you already own on disc to the PS4 so that you do't have to have two consoles hooked up.

I understand ps4 will not have disc based backward compatibility, but they will be doing something with cloud based backward compatibility I.e. hosting a whole bunch of ps3, ps2 games in the cloud that you can play from your ps4 or vita
Unlikely you will be able to play your old games you already own this way for free, but I'm hoping it will be a subscription type service similar to netflix, but with streaming games instead of movies, and at similar price.

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  Reply # 880564 18-Aug-2013 14:30
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im saving up for ps4 and ps3 at the moment.

Ive ruled out xbox one already.

Cant wait for GTA V on the PS3 and then ill move over to Ghosts on PS4.

I know CODs getting old, but hey! Its so fun XD

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  Reply # 880568 18-Aug-2013 14:53
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NonprayingMantis:
I understand ps4 will not have disc based backward compatibility, but they will be doing something with cloud based backward compatibility I.e. hosting a whole bunch of ps3, ps2 games in the cloud that you can play from your ps4 or vita
Unlikely you will be able to play your old games you already own this way for free, but I'm hoping it will be a subscription type service similar to netflix, but with streaming games instead of movies, and at similar price.


If it's included in the subscription price and the price stays the same as it is currently for plus then that would suit me. I doubt it though. I bet that Gaikai will be an extra subscription on top of plus.

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  Reply # 880569 18-Aug-2013 14:54
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ushare: im saving up for ps4 and ps3 at the moment.

Ive ruled out xbox one already.

Cant wait for GTA V on the PS3 and then ill move over to Ghosts on PS4.

I know CODs getting old, but hey! Its so fun XD


Yeah I have a PS4 account set up too. I have even taking to putting my coffee/snack money in there via internet banking haha! Such a good way of saving a little extra! I waste too much money with a trip to the dairy.

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  Reply # 880667 18-Aug-2013 18:37
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I'll be waiting until PS+ has some decent games on the PS4 before I buy one. I'm more of a PC gamer these days so the few games on offer from PS+ should keep me quite happy without having to pay too much more.

As for the Xbox One, I really think it had more going for it before all the 180's they did. That family pass thing they had was awesome and the needlessness for the disc once you copied the game over, fantastic. Don't get me wrong though the self publishing for indie developers 180 was definitely the right move. I reckon if they hadn't done the worst job in the world of presenting these things at E3 this would be a much closer battle and a much more interesting one as the two consoles were heading in two very different directions. But as it stands Xbox One just feels like an overpriced lightweight in a heavyweight bout.

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  Reply # 880939 19-Aug-2013 11:51
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Looks like Microsoft has decided to make Xbox One no-region.




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  Reply # 880945 19-Aug-2013 12:04
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chiefie: Looks like Microsoft has decided to make Xbox One no-region.


I honestly don't know why most tech news sites are waking up now. Microsoft announced the region free plan when they reversed the DRM policies in June.

If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions.


http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update




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  Reply # 880946 19-Aug-2013 12:06
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One thing that just annoys me about MS Consoles, is that when things don't go MS's way they throw all the toys out of the cot. Example, when HD-DVD lost to Blu-ray, instead of getting with the program and supporting Blu-Ray (and putting BR Drives in their newer editions of the console) they refused, it felt a LOT like sulking. When their potential consumers didn't like some elements of their new console, instead of taking the features people were most upset about, and leaving some of the others, they took them all away (yes I do understand some of the new features relied on others, but it wasn't all of them).

I'll probably buy both, but I haven't powered on my Xbox since the last Xbox 360 Exclusive I really wanted.

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  Reply # 880951 19-Aug-2013 12:10
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Region free has been there for a wee while but being able to use it in non release markets is good (not that we're a non release market).

I find it funny that a lot of people are still writing the X1 off and going to just start out straight away saying PS4 is the better. Other than marginally better specs what is it about the PS4 that's doing it for you???

Surely you can't buy that lovely little promo clip of game sharing on the PS4 where the guy passes the disk over as although that was funny it isn't really that relevant anymore. You can still pass a disk around but it doesn't mean you'll have full functionality of the game on the disk. This is especially true of multiplayer online games. Where both platforms will require paid online subs for these to take place.

Personally I find that great and a good way for games makers to help get something in return for the 2nd hand market as well. Paying for a online pass past the original purchaser is brilliant.

I'm more keen to see what both companies have to say at Gamescon this week as although MS surely stuffed their launch up creating a lot of confusion causing them to uturn or change some policies. I wouldn't think that Sony's silence is always a good thing either. They could aslso be sitting there going oops but not so in the open eye.

I'd like both consoles if money wasn't a issue and for me it is so I will stick to one for now but like I said earlier until they're out and been out for a while no ones knows just which will perform best and a true gamer won't just have the one anyway as why would you want to limit yourself to only one platforms titles.

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  Reply # 880966 19-Aug-2013 12:34
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billgates:
chiefie: Looks like Microsoft has decided to make Xbox One no-region.


I honestly don't know why most tech news sites are waking up now. Microsoft announced the region free plan when they reversed the DRM policies in June.

If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions.


http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update


Yeah I thought I'd heard this a while ago.

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