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Old February 1 2013, 07:58 PM   #16
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Re: Is the Playstation 4 About to be announced??

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If either the new Xbox or PS4 require online connections there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that I will ever buy them, I don't care how incredible the software is, nothing doin' PERIOD.
The consoles may not "require" it, but they may be practically useless without it. Sony and Microsoft do not care even a little that some people will forego the console on that basis. It's not enough people to matter.
Oh I fully realize that, just throwing my opinion in the ring. I know the glory days of gaming, the golden age is long behind us and now we have mindless, cheap apps and shallow MMORPGs. Everything is geared towards "social interaction" which is truly a contradiction since everyone is sequestered in their basements as they play (anyone remember local area connection sessions? Or even "two player mode?")
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Old February 1 2013, 08:06 PM   #17
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I think online connections have a utilitarian use because videogames can now be updated/fixed whereas you could only do that with computer games in the old days.
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Old February 1 2013, 09:08 PM   #18
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Oh I fully realize that, just throwing my opinion in the ring. I know the glory days of gaming, the golden age is long behind us and now we have mindless, cheap apps and shallow MMORPGs. Everything is geared towards "social interaction" which is truly a contradiction since everyone is sequestered in their basements as they play (anyone remember local area connection sessions? Or even "two player mode?")
Yeah, I'm with you. However, I completely disagree with you that gaming is worse today. If anything I'd say that we're in the golden age of gaming right now; just because we don't enjoy it doesn't change that.
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Old February 1 2013, 09:25 PM   #19
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I'm going to leave consoles behind and return to PC gaming. The PS4 doesn't even support PS3 games. Didn't bother me back then with PS2 games since I didn't own any. Now I do, and backwards compatibility should be a given.

So, out I am.

And I probably shouldn't have compared the PC and PS3 graphics of games like Crysis 2, GTA IV or the Assassin's Creed games.
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Old February 1 2013, 09:50 PM   #20
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The PS4 doesn't even support PS3 games.
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Old February 1 2013, 10:54 PM   #21
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I think online connections have a utilitarian use because videogames can now be updated/fixed whereas you could only do that with computer games in the old days.

I agree. I think online connectivity has actually done a lot of good for consoles. It's purely optional as well, unless a game requires a system update, but for the most part, it's not required to be online the whole time. It means a console is always evolving. Both for the good and bad, I suppose. For example, the new update to the Playstation Store is a huge step back. Slow as molasses and difficult to find things with as the search is totally backwards.
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Old February 1 2013, 11:11 PM   #22
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The PS4 doesn't even support PS3 games.
The system hasn't even been announced yet. We don't know what it will or won't do.
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Old February 2 2013, 12:31 AM   #23
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I'm going to leave consoles behind and return to PC gaming. The PS4 doesn't even support PS3 games. Didn't bother me back then with PS2 games since I didn't own any. Now I do, and backwards compatibility should be a given.

So, out I am.
Not sure it'd even have the horsepower to pull that off.

And I probably shouldn't have compared the PC and PS3 graphics of games like Crysis 2, GTA IV or the Assassin's Creed games.
Of course, I spent $300 on my PS3, I don't even want to admit what I've put into my new PC... The graphic card alone cost me almost twice that.
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Old February 2 2013, 12:57 AM   #24
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The PS4 will have two bluray players and cost $900.
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Old February 2 2013, 01:09 AM   #25
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PS3 remains the single greatest thing I've ever purchased. I look forward to PS4, though I'm honestly not sure what kind of "improvements" it will have that will make it better than my PS3.
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Old February 2 2013, 01:51 AM   #26
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I don't even have a PS3 yet. I should pick one up soon.
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Old February 2 2013, 02:52 AM   #27
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I don't even have a PS3 yet.
Likewise.

I don't know if I ever want one. There are maybe five games I'm really itching to play.

Unfortunately, aside from JRPGs and platformers, there really isn't anything I'd just assume play on a PC. And these days both of those are better served on hand-helds.
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Old February 2 2013, 03:11 AM   #28
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I don't even have a PS3 yet.
Likewise.

I don't know if I ever want one. There are maybe five games I'm really itching to play.

Unfortunately, aside from JRPGs and platformers, there really isn't anything I'd just assume play on a PC. And these days both of those are better served on hand-helds.
I'm not a huge gamer either. My PS3 mostly serves at my Blu-Ray player and Netflix machine, but it's nice to be able to play games if I feel like it.
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Old February 2 2013, 04:20 AM   #29
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The PS4 doesn't even support PS3 games.
Yeah, I'm curious about that as well. I don't see why Sony would not make the PS4 backwards compatible. That'd be extremely foolish.
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Old February 2 2013, 05:02 AM   #30
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I don't even have a PS3 yet.
Likewise.

I don't know if I ever want one. There are maybe five games I'm really itching to play.

Unfortunately, aside from JRPGs and platformers, there really isn't anything I'd just assume play on a PC. And these days both of those are better served on hand-helds.
I'm not a huge gamer either. My PS3 mostly serves at my Blu-Ray player and Netflix machine, but it's nice to be able to play games if I feel like it.
I bought it at the right time that it wasn't much more than a blu-ray player (which I didn't have) to get a PS3 which is also a more compatible player than those early ones (even has 3D patched in). It's since been my Netflix player and I use it to watch .mp4/divx files I've downloaded/converted. And eventually I got around to enjoying some games on it.

No buyers remorse whatsoever with that purchase.
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