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View Poll Results: Will you be getting a PS4 and/or Xbox One ?
I'll get both 10 11.36%
Staying with Playstation (PS3 to PS4) 45 51.14%
Staying with Xbox (360 to One) 12 13.64%
Changing to Playstation (360 to PS4) 21 23.86%
Changing to Xbox (PS3 to One) 0 0%
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Old December 5 2013, 10:17 PM   #196
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Re: Will you be getting a PS4 or an Xbox One ?

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I don't like consoles, PCs, or handhelds. I like games. I find games that I want to play and then I buy the required systems to play those games. The idea of identifying yourself as a *insert system here* gamer is baffling to me.
I don't like PC gaming because I don't like sitting at a desk when I'm playing a game. I don't like XBOX because I think the controller is an awkward shape.

Therefore, I am a Playstation gamer.
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Old December 8 2013, 03:22 PM   #197
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But action games of any kind are just far more comfortable on a console
That's how I feel too. For action games, I just want to slump in my chair with my feet up, staring at a big screen, while my hands are using a controller. For strategy and simulation games, I want to sit up straight at my desk and keep a close eye on everything. I know I could technically do both with my PC, but it's just easier to to have a PC and a console.
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Old December 9 2013, 02:00 PM   #198
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I can't stand first person shooters on consoles though. Mouse and keyboard is far more efficient there.

And I would play games like GTA V on a console if I didn't know how much the graphics sucked on the PS3 compared to a current PC.

Good thing I haven't seen one of the Assassin's Creeds on PC. And I better never take a look at it.
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Old December 10 2013, 03:25 PM   #199
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And I would play games like GTA V on a console if I didn't know how much the graphics sucked on the PS3 compared to a current PC.
But GTA5 shows yet another advantage of consoles; the best-selling game this year, and one of the best-selling of all time, isn't out on PC yet. It's pretty common for PC versions of games to come out weeks or months later than the console versions, and they're also typically ports that are unoptimised and buggier than the console versions. So yes, when the PC version of GTA5 comes out it will look much better, but it's late and you're going to need a beefy machine to run it (if it's anything like the GTA4 PC port).

The console versions don't look as nice, but console games typically receive more attention from developers and come out sooner. It's a trade-off that I'm willing to make for many games.
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Old December 10 2013, 03:34 PM   #200
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And I would play games like GTA V on a console if I didn't know how much the graphics sucked on the PS3 compared to a current PC.
But GTA5 shows yet another advantage of consoles; the best-selling game this year, and one of the best-selling of all time, isn't out on PC yet. It's pretty common for PC versions of games to come out weeks or months later than the console versions, and they're also typically ports that are unoptimised and buggier than the console versions. So yes, when the PC version of GTA5 comes out it will look much better, but it's late and you're going to need a beefy machine to run it (if it's anything like the GTA4 PC port).

The console versions don't look as nice, but console games typically receive more attention from developers and come out sooner. It's a trade-off that I'm willing to make for many games.
The wait doesn't really bother me, because I usually wait a year before I buy a game, no matter if console or PC. I saved 100-120 bucks on Assassin's Creed 3 that way, and I got the complete and patched game at once.
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Old December 10 2013, 04:27 PM   #201
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any numbers on sales? do we know which one is selling better?
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Old December 10 2013, 05:03 PM   #202
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The PS4 was over 2.1 million last I read and was the fastest selling console ever in the UK.
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Old December 10 2013, 05:31 PM   #203
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I can't stand first person shooters on consoles though. Mouse and keyboard is far more efficient there.
But then everyone has to use the console controller so it evens out again and becomes skill vs. skill.

I too had a hard time when first played a console shooter like Modern Warfare when i was used to the keyboard/mouse combo but after a while you get used to it and it works.
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Old December 11 2013, 02:01 AM   #204
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any numbers on sales? do we know which one is selling better?
The Wii U. Well, at least for another month or two Nintendo does technically have the console crown.

Official NPD (United States) results for November will be available on Thursday, but a well-known analyst, Michael Pachter, has made some predictions.

PS4 - 1.25 million
Xbox One - 750,000
Wii U - 149,000 ()
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Old December 11 2013, 02:45 AM   #205
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Re: Will you be getting a PS4 or an Xbox One ?

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any numbers on sales? do we know which one is selling better?
The Wii U. Well, at least for another month or two Nintendo does technically have the console crown.

Official NPD (United States) results for November will be available on Thursday, but a well-known analyst, Michael Pachter, has made some predictions.

PS4 - 1.25 million
Xbox One - 750,000
Wii U - 149,000 ()
And by "predictions", you mean he tossed some crap at the wall to see what stuck? I think he's been wrong just as often as he's been right. So...
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Old December 11 2013, 04:44 AM   #206
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I don't like consoles, PCs, or handhelds. I like games. I find games that I want to play and then I buy the required systems to play those games. The idea of identifying yourself as a *insert system here* gamer is baffling to me.
That's kind of funny, no offense, but you usually come off as a bit of a 'retro gaming hipster' to me

Besides, assuming that each system has at least one exclusive you'd like to play, you logically would have to buy every single console. If you can accept that some people like dudebro online shooters and thus prefer Xbox, or that some people are into JRPGs and thus stick to Sony consoles, or that some people have the purest of Aryan bloodlines and thus prefer PC, you shouldn't be too confused. But anyway now with achievements and friends list that get tied to your system of choice, if anything brand loyalty is getting reinforced.
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Old December 11 2013, 06:46 AM   #207
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^Or that some people just don't have the money to buy EVERY system available.
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Old December 11 2013, 06:52 AM   #208
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Well, I was hoping that much is obvious, or not even not having the money, just not playing enough games to justify having more than one console per generation. That being said, your hate of PC and Xbox controls is borderline irrational
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Old December 11 2013, 09:56 AM   #209
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Well, I was hoping that much is obvious, or not even not having the money, just not playing enough games to justify having more than one console per generation. That being said, your hate of PC and Xbox controls is borderline irrational
1) I never said I hated anything.

2) I'm not sure you know what "irrational" means.

When I play video games, I do it laying back in my recliner. For that reason, the fact that I don't own a desk, and the fact that my personal computer is a MacBook, I don't play PC games.

The couple times I've tried to play XBOX, I didn't like the feel of the controller. I prefer the PS3 controller. What's irrational about that?

I'm hardly a hardcore gamer anyway. The only reason I bought a PS3 in the first place was because my DVD player died and I needed to replace it. At the time, PS3 was the same price as standalone Blu-Ray players, so it made sense to buy one.
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Old December 11 2013, 02:05 PM   #210
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Just a little light-hearted spin, bro. And the PS3 controller is awful. C'mon. Everyone knows that
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