Anyone stroking themselves over the PS4 launch announcement?

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I'm genuinely pleased that a lot of you feel the same way about the large franchises such as COD and Battlefield.
I was starting to think my disdain for them was due to my age :) Let's hope that we get some great indie titles on Sony's new box.
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Nintendo well, Shigeru Miyamoto, made an incredible number of AAA+ characters & titles, Halo (based on the popularity of the franchise) is the only thing that's come close in the last 10 years to a AAA+ character.

Sony have never managed to come close.

I think that Sony are ahead this time around and that PS+ was a game changer for them add to that, they are saying all the right things (which is easy, wait to see what idiocy the MS court come out with & go in the opposite direction). PS4 is cheaper & there are more positives, but FFS there are no interesting games yet.

Both Sony & MS wan't more than a video game share of your money. I have no issue with that per say, but I've never been a fan of their ludicrous DL content pricing.

Retail game £20, DL £30 :palm:
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cRacKh0rN wrote:I'm genuinely pleased that a lot of you feel the same way about the large franchises such as COD and Battlefield.
I was starting to think my disdain for them was due to my age :) Let's hope that we get some great indie titles on Sony's new box.
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TBH though I suspect we all realise that technology advances are only part of the end game. I can still pick up a current crop 360 or PS3 game and think "it looks very nice" and then pick up a current crop PC game, utilising a 30" 2.5k resolution, powered by an i7 CPU, gigs of RAM and xfire HD7970 GFX cards. Sure it looks better than the console equivalent, but it hardly makes me cream my pants..... although I've personally started to move back (more so than previous) to PC gaming.

I think we've reached a plateaux on what benefits tech can give us... it always been about the games though, rather than the hardware in reality.

It's quite interesting that MS put quite a bit of effort into standing by the current 360 moving forward, so it does beg the question, what's the point in the next gen at the moment.
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Exactly. Better graphics aren't a killer feature anymore.
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pubjoe wrote: "Hardcore gamer" is meaningless nonsense. What does it mean? You've played all the COD and GTA games to death? That's why I'm interested in what Sony actually intends to change because statements like "do more for the hardcore gamer" just sound like marketing drivel.
not shoving the wand or kinect down peoples throats is one thing that relates to 'the hardcore gamer'

honestly never been a big fan of sony and if I had to say pick a side I would of been xbox since I have always had one. But the Xbone is just retarded. I use joypad and sticks I dont want anything to do with wavey hand at all.
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pubjoe wrote:Exactly. Better graphics aren't a killer feature anymore.
Although I would be lying if I didn't admit to getting a bit of a horn on for the tree and leaf detail on the Battlefield trailer :D
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Yeah, but the difference between current gen console and top end PC graphics is much more subtle than it has been at previous dawns of new consoles.
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pubjoe wrote: "Hardcore gamer" is meaningless nonsense. What does it mean? You've played all the COD and GTA games to death? That's why I'm interested in what Sony actually intends to change because statements like "do more for the hardcore gamer" just sound like marketing drivel.
not shoving the wand or kinect down peoples throats is one thing that relates to 'the hardcore gamer'

honestly never been a big fan of sony and if I had to say pick a side I would of been xbox since I have always had one. But the Xbone is just retarded. I use joypad and sticks I dont want anything to do with wavey hand at all.
See that's where I see it differently. To me playing games is all about gimmicks. Be that new types of gameplay or new control schemes. Example 1, games like Fez are great due to a gameplay gimmick but with classic controls. Example 2, I actually am excited about the Oculus Rift. Now that's a killer feature (that could demand a high price) if they based a console around it.

I haven't actually used Kinnect (I tried in Tesco and it was a bit glitchy), but if someone has a good laugh with it, it's just as valid as a "pro" controller.
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I have a Kinect. The Dance games can be a good laugh but it doesn't lend itself to accurate, high speed gameplay at all.
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Lordstar wrote:not shoving the wand down peoples throats - 'the hardcore gamer'
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Yeah, responsiveness is essential for anything to be satisfying.
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no idea why People still glorify Nintendo so much. don`t get me wrong , they would make a great 3rd Party , but they are certainly not the videogame messiah.
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sure they are.
more than sony or microsoft.
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no , they suck.
more than sony or Microsoft.














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Nintendo are the one truely innvoative game developer still out there. As others have said, everyone else appears driven purely by the quickest route to the most wallets with reskinned versions of 10 year old ideas. Nintendo actually try to do new stuff.

Loving the Sony strategy. Pounce on Microsoft arrogance, do the opposite, take undeserved credit. :lol:

Can't see this all-in-one media/gaming/entertainment box idea taking off btw, looks like Microsoft are headed up a blind alley. People want a console to play games on, using a controller. They don't want all this other crud, plus kinect/wii/move is largely a niche for kids and party games.
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Neo_Arcadia wrote:no idea why People still glorify Nintendo so much.
Come on, it's not like there's many of us left still hanging on.
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Nintendo are the one truely innvoative game developer still out there
think so ?

Recycling their ips for the last 10 years over and over again is not really innvoative if you ask me.

and don`t getme started on the hardware and all the updates...
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still remembering last christmas, or so, when kinect came out.

I knew so many person wo wanted to play that.
They invited friends to play those sucky "kneel now to duck"-package-in-game.

I can not remember someone actually playing a kinect game within the last 1 1/2 years.
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Neo_Arcadia wrote:Recycling their ips for the last 10 years over and over again is not really innvoative if you ask me.
Everyone recycles their IPs, the characters and themes are established and popular. It's the gameplay and the way the games are designed which counts, imho Nintendo tries to innovate in this area far more than their contemparies.
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Neo_Arcadia wrote:
Nintendo are the one truely innvoative game developer still out there
think so ?

Recycling their ips for the last 10 years over and over again is not really innvoative if you ask me.

and don`t getme started on the hardware and all the updates...
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