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Xbox One Vs. PS4

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by El Juggernauto, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    Double post
     
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  2. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    On games that are multiplatform the PS4 will be slightly better than the Xboxone, usually with the detail and framerates.. However it's so slight you likely won't notice. However as it is early, when games start to take full advantage you may notice things like Xbox needing more disks when PS4 is a single disk (as happened in the past), or not be as clean or smooth. It's early in the process still, it takes sometimes years for games to really push the limit.

    So games like Call of Duty, Madden, basically all the huge cash cows that are just looking for money, you won't see much of a difference at all.

    The difference, as noted above will come from the exclusives. Sony has made the PS4 about the gaming, because that's what it's roots are, and that's what gamers want. Gamers want to play games. Sony is more friendly to indie gamers, and all a result they will get exclusives that have more... heart I guess, put into them. Better stories, better graphics, better in general assuming you like the genre of course. Sony is friendly to them because even though they don't always make the most money they often make the best games. Naughtydog is a good example (Last of Us, Uncharted, etc)...

    Xbox is trying to be THE box you put in your house, your DVR, everything.. They're about snapping to live TV with PiP (which makes no sense to me personally) and all that jazz. They focus is more on media in general, they want to be the jack of all trades, but not really master anything. Their online is better but a lot is the popularity that has pushed them to focus on that area.

    Really what it comes down to though is what you want it for. If you want it to play call of duty with your friends, get what they get. If you want it to be the media hub and easily watch YouTube and stuff, get an Xbox. If you want the best games and the system best geared for that (with yes, the more powerful system) then get the PS4. They're marketed to different groups really. PS4 is for the gamer, Xbox for the guy who just wants it simple and easy.

    Side note though, when my dad was working for EA Games and Activision, they hated having to throttle what could have been better games so the Xbox could run it. They often talked about putting it into the PS3 version anyway, but higher ups didn't like it. However a few games would give added bonuses to the PS3 only as an "exclusive" when it was usually in there to start with anyway and they had to scrap it to save space or make the game work on the Xbox.


    Oh and the PS4 youtube app comes out in a few months.
     
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  3. LosAngelesRams Janoris Ogletree

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    real mature.
     
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  4. El Juggernauto Your Best Friend

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    Do you deny it? You don't need to make it big and red. I'll stand behind it.
     
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  5. LosAngelesRams Janoris Ogletree

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    Your seriously not worth my time, your original post had nothing intelligent to say why you didn't like it but your hunch it was a weaker system and now your just recycling what others say. you can reply all you want, I'm over this. I never once called you names and if that makes you a bigger man, that's fine. you would never say that to me in my face and that's a fact.

    Have a good night Juggs.
     
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  6. El Juggernauto Your Best Friend

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    You too good sir
     
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  7. El Juggernauto Your Best Friend

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    Also , I do want to point out, my original post was never to start a debate on the specs. It was only intended to express my disappointment after having an xbox for a few months, I didn't feel as if the ps4 was quite up to par with what the xbox can do. Was never about who had the better processing power. There was never supposed to be intelligence in the post but merely bitching .
     
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  8. A55VA6 Shutdown Corner

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    They're both good systems and have their pros and cons. I'm more of an Xbox guy myself, but there's some things about Playstation I like much more than Xbox.

    You should really pick up The Last of Us for PS4 if you haven't played it. Such an amazing game.
    That's one thing Xbox users are missing out on. The Playstation exclusive games are always really really good.
     
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  9. El Juggernauto Your Best Friend

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    The last of us was great from what I got to play. A little intense tho. GTA5 online is what I'm really after
     
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  10. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    I went with the PS3 years ago for a few reasons...some of them factual and some preferential.
    - My friends were online with the Playstation
    - Always liked the Sony controller over the XBox
    - Free online service
    - Durability vs the XBox
    -I knew that blue ray was going to "win" the war
    -PS3's blue ray player was better than most other stand-alone players on the market at that time

    I bought my first PS3 about a year after launch(a 40GB fat) and i put that console through the gauntlet. It was my(and my daughters) everyday gaming console, the center of my home entertainment system and it was "ON" all the time. I finally had to replace it just last year after 7 years of serious usage. Actually it's just the disc drive that finally tweaked out. It still works. I prefer my gaming consoles and electronics to be durable above all else.

    I'll be moving on the PS4 when i'm able.
     
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    I don't think I'll upgrade my system until there is a reason to. Only reason I can think of is if there is a new Red Dead Redemption Game.
     
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  12. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    I am not a gamer by any means, and the last system I had was the original Playstation, but I have been around message boards and forums for about 12-15 years now, and it still amazes me how folks can have a normal discussion about religion, political beliefs and a variety of topics, but once the XBox and Playstation debate comes up, opposing sides turn into mortal enemies at the drop of a hat
     
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  13. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    Similar to discussing the best pizza place, or coke vs Pepsi ;)
     
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  14. El Juggernauto Your Best Friend

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    COKE!
     
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  15. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    Communist.... what's wrong with red white and blue?!

    Actually I don't really have a preference, I drink whatever is there.



    Back to the topic though, I am interested in seeing how Sony will improve PSN to make it more like what the Xbox has. Part of why Xbox online is so good is because they "won" the initial race out the gate and kids wanted the Xbox to play with their friends and a really good online made that better. Although Sony caught up and passed them in sales, the damage was already done and they fell behind in the online service. Now with the PS4, they're killing Xbox in sales (3 to 1), which should increase the demand to make their online service better. They are on the right track (and I love that they reward players with free games for those that pay for the service) but they still have ground to cover.

    That should be an interesting development over the next few months, as well as seeing how Microsoft counters. Thus far in the sales, other than South Park picking them, they've been out maneuvered by Sony at almost every turn. Even though they fixed some of the issues, the bits they said (soldiers can suck it up and just get a 360 when they required a constant Internet connection, which they changed a stance on, for the most part) Sony took advantage during press conferences and it seems that it's worked for them, and Xbox needs to change something up to make it worth it to the consumer.
     
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  16. ChrisW Well-Known Member

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    You might not ever see PSN pass XBL in terms of quality. Microsoft is a software company, and their expertise really shows in that area. (An example would be how your updates are done while your machine is in it's sleep state, so you don't have to worry about it blocking your playing time). It's little things like those that improve the quality of life in an online environment.

    Also, take into consideration the cloud. We haven't really seen what it can do yet. And maybe that's why the system specs are different. Microsoft might have put too much faith in cloud computing to bring the disparity back up to par.
     
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    Playstation updates in your sleep too doesn't it? I remember that was a talking point, as well as allowing you to play while you download.

    I do think it would be hard to Sony to pass Microsoft in their online ability, but not impossible. They could at the very least get to where Xbox is now, which would be enough for most gamers. I'm not a fan of the cloud though, and a big reason is because some companies want to force you to "check in" or they brick your system. If I pay for a game I should be able to play that game, to lock me out is BS.

    Reports on the PS4 Cloud are pretty good though, word is that Sony is actually leading in that department. Although the ability to play classic games is nice, and when they do the live TV and DVR (I'm a few months supposedly) it could be cooler, I'm still kind of meh on the entire thing. I do enjoy Steam but there have been times where my Internet has gone out and it's taken a day or two to come back and I've been unable to play games on Steam. If that happened to my console I'd be really pissed.
     
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  18. El Juggernauto Your Best Friend

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    Yes it does update while you sleep. It has you set the time. Just had me do it earlier today.
     
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    PC master race laughs at filthy console peasants while petting his Nintendog in a sinister fashion

    But in all seriousness, I would take PS4. As previous posts stated here, PS4 brings the best gaming experience with their exclusives (enjoyed Uncharted, The Last of Us, Ratchet and Clank, etc.) Xbox has Halo and Titanfall but I'm already sick of FPS games knowing that it's all the same core mechanics of look, aim, and fire. I love Microsoft, especially Windows 7 but they've been questionable with their business decisions lately and Windows 8/XBOne is a prime example of that.
     
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  20. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    I need a game (or combination of games) worth £400 before I invest.
     
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