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Well, color me surprised about Microsoft's 180.... Really an interesting thing they did, it may just help their system stay alive a little longer. Still, not enough to change my mind... not until they drop the charges I have on my gold account.
Change the name of the Xbox One to the Xbox 180, Microsoft. PLEASE!!!
Ya, I definitely need to pick up Animal Crossing. It looks great, and I've always loved the series. I'm really excited about Pokemon news because I'm an even bigger fan of that series, but right now all I can think about The Last of Us. I'm 70% through the game and it's absolutely amazing. I can't wait to finish it up, but then again I'll just want more of it's amazingness... TO ONLINE PLAY!!!
About the new consoles, I don't know what I'm going to do. I know I won't pick up the Xbox One and I already have and love my Wii-U, but the PS4 is a bit different. I'm not sure if I'll be patient enough to execute my plan of waiting for it to be updated like they did with the PS3. Plus, all these MMO's are coming out and I don't want to get a super late start on those. I think it will all depend on how much money is in my wallet when the time comes. Although, because I'm not pre-ordering it, I may not see it until 2014 if I end up not waiting.
Also, if I remember correctly, weren't people like injured or killed over the PS3's release at those midnight sales? I'm pretty sure I remember something like that happening but after some quick googling I didn't find anything. Did I dream all this or something?
One last thing. If Groose DID come to SSB I think that would be the BEST. POSSIBLE. THING. Let the Groose loose!!!
Just out of curiosity, what is it about the Xbox One that turns you off?
Well, there is the "connect to the internet every 24 hours" thing, the used game DRM thing, the fact that the Kinect is always watching (lol), and their exclusives don't interest me very much. I'd much rather just get Titanfall on PC than buy an Xbox One. The only other game that I am interested in would be Below and I bet that will come to PC as well. If not, I'm sure there will be another way of getting it. I lost interest in Halo after 3 really. If I really wanted to play Halo 5, like I said, there would be other ways of playing it before I put money for a whole console just to play one game. Plus, all my friends are getting a PS4, even ones which were strictly Microsoft/Xbox people before. I want to be able to connect with all of them online. The price point is cheaper than the Xbox One and since you have to pay for the online to both that won't change my opinion one way or the other. Skype is kinda nice, but it's not a selling point to me. Same with Twitch. I don't think I wouldn't be broadcasting my gameplay anyway. That's about it off the top of my head though.
Edit: Holy crud. I type this, go back to Gameinformer's main page, and Microsoft is dropping used game and always online stuff? Woah. That's weird. But, the rest of my points still stand. Microsoft obviously doesn't give a crud about the consumer or they would have pulled this off a long time ago. They obviously saw people didn't like it, but when they knew that their sales would go down THEN they decide to pull this off. Wow, that's not a coincidence at all. But, one problem for them now is getting this info out. E3 is already over. If they had done it there, they could have actually stood a chance in the console race, but they might still be weak, at least at the start, in this generation of consoles.
Lemme break down what I think. I really did not care that Microsoft was doing the DRM thing, or the fact that they might be spying on me with the new Kinect because trust me, they're gonna regret spying on me if that's what they're going for. And I highly doubt Microsoft is out to spy on the consumers it worked so hard to impress, as proven by their backpedaling on the DRM thing. But I know it goes deeper than that. The fact of the matter is, Microsoft, to me, wants their child to grow. To become an adult. To branch out to new horizons and tackle services that would go hand-in-hand with the fact that it's still a damn good game console. Tired of Titanfall for the day? Watch some Netflix or HBO Go. Tired of being called lazy for playing video games? Not to worry, the Kinect encourages gameplay that focuses on motion and getting off of the couch that people have been ridiculing you for vegging on. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo can try all they want to make a Swiss Army Knife of a console, but for now and the foreseeable future, console gamers will stick with the tried-and-true mono purpose stone spear, because anything more or less would be an insult to their respective audiences. The X1, to me, wasn't just for our admittedly territorial gamers, nor was it just for someone looking for an interesting media box. It's whatever we want to do with it. It is at our disposal. The only thing right now that turns me off about it is that it is really pricy. I won't get an X1 out the gate, or maybe even the year after, and maybe I still disagree with some of the features, but I'll be damned if I don't respect Microsoft for getting out of their comfort zone while still being a formidable force in the gaming industry. And I know I'm not alone in thinking this.
I don't know what I'm doing
I'm glad to hear a rational person speaking openly about the Xbox One. I really wish people would stop crying about what other people like and just buy a PS4. I'm not buying either for atleast a year after they release, considering I'm a teenager with no job and limited money-making opportunities. The only thing about the Xbox One that turned me off was it's policy on used games, and that is completely out the window now. I'll still get a PS4 first, but I applaud Microsoft for changing their ways when it would have been just as easy to tell gamers to deal with it.
Microsoft definitely took a step in the right direction, but it still isn't enough for me to consider it over the PS4. Sony's support of independent developers and $400 price tag are still huge draws, not to mention the XB1's continued use of mandatory Kinect, which is a thoroughly unattractive idea to me. Throw into the mix that I didn't see much at E3 to think Microsoft is really going to flip the tables in turns of exclusives, and there are simply no fronts for me on which the PS4 isn't my preferred console. I can respect them for trying to push their boundaries, but everyone knows you can't make an empire conquering other lands if you have yet to gain complete control at home.
I respect there decision to branch out but it seems in doing so there not doing anything for games beyond third parties and having to have little respect for indie developers. They may not make the most money, but they draw an audience that will not buy it for Halo 5. I'm not either because my friends are getting PS4's and it has way more exclusives. Although I would buy an X1 on day one if Microsoft talked Hasbro into having it released as an exclusive.
I definitely have a better chance of getting the Xbox One eventually, but I'm still preferring Sony a lot right now. Better specs, cheaper, no Kinect, and most importantly, the attitude Sony has taken recently.
They're doing everything they can in order to make their console easy to develop for, they're showing a genuine interest in us gamers, and they're trying to help get indie games funded and released. They seem to be doing everything right this time, and I will reward that with my money.I'm also still wary of Microsoft right now. They did just do a 180 in policy (In order to not get demolished by Sony), but they still tried to pull that crap on us in the first place. They'll need to earn that trust back.
So I've been living under a rock for a few days. What's all this huffing about the XBox One?
It's not as good as the PS4.
The thing about their DRM is that in order for gaming to go all-digital something similar to that is going to have to happen. The only problem is that not enough people have good enough Internet to use it.
It's not as good as the PS4.
A bit early to tell, ain't it?